Martin Carlino

martin carlino

Martin Carlino is a co-founder and senior editor who assigns and edits The Record stories, while also bylining articles every week. Martin was previously editor of The Northbrook Tower and is an award-winning education and news reporter. Martin, a graduate of Dominican University, has also spent time covering River Forest, Oak Park and Berwyn.

Recent Stories

EvaDean's to cover park renovations, Village to provide outdoor furniture in agreement to share Veterans Park

Will a new Wilmette police station finally happen? Trustees OK studies to find out

Wilmette schools may lose choir director, but School Board commits to choir program


Rift between Village of Winnetka and park district goes public as Park Board tries to 'manipulate potential negotiations,' village president says

Green Bay Road project adds fourth floor, gains Winnetka council support — but with a warning

Survey Says: Residents support Wilmette Park District but ask for more trails, an indoor pool, a fenced-in dog park

'It's just too many units': Zoning board opposes another plan to redevelop 1300 block of Wilmette Avenue

Chalet eyes remodel and expansion of signature Wilmette store

Gas-leaf-blower restrictions officially expanded in Wilmette — but residents push for full ban

More From Wilmette Village Board: New Plaza del Lago entryway approved; Speakeasy concept at Fourth and Linden withdraws; Loyola Academy lighting proposal draws closer

Hubbard Woods Plaza is set for 3-story project as Glencoe trustees OK developers' second redevelopment attempt

New Trier outlasts Niles West, conditions to keep playoff hopes alive

Glenbrook South makes 'big plays in key situations' to take down New Trier on homecoming night

After 'getting butts kicked' in 2021, New Trier takes down rival Evanston and picks up second straight victory

3 rushing TD's, 4 takeaways on senior night get Trevians their first victory of the season

Unbeaten Pirates sink Trevians with fast start, dropping New Trier to 0-3

New Trier offense is silent in opening-night loss to Hersey

'They played better than us in pretty much every aspect of the game': Maine South ends New Trier's season in playoff opener

Seniors lead the way as New Trier wins big to become playoff-eligible

Spirited New Trier comeback falls just short in heartbreaker in Glenview

Cummings scores five touchdowns as New Trier rolls past Glenbrook North on homecoming night

Evanston flies past New Trier in conference opener as Trevs' 'growing pains' on defense continue

New Trier survives road test against Conant behind five rushing touchdowns

New Trier's Cremascoli gets it done on air and ground in commanding victory over Stevenson

Winnetka Music Festival is back. New name and place, but same eclectic lineup on Sept. 11

Four touchdowns from new thunder-lightning backfield power New Trier to season-opening win

Plenty of talent returns for Trevs offense, while fresh faces boost defense, special teams

Masking indoors, testing unvaccinated staff, fewer quarantines and more from New Trier's back-to-school plan

Wilmette plans party to celebrate end of yearlong downtown streetscape project

Bahá'í faith plans to revitalize Wilmette office building on Linden to house its archives

Winnetka-Northfield Library District removes late fines

Loyola Academy updates mask policy to align with state’s mandate; New Trier board calls special meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 11

For 100 years, Winnetka maintained a small road at New Trier that it didn't own. Now, it's stuck with it.

Vaccinated or not, students in Illinois are required to wear masks indoors this school year, governor says

Wilmette Village Board honors 'absolute rockstar' Brigitte Berger-Raish for recognition as Top Ten Public Works Leader

'It really did end in the best way possible': FC United U20 wins U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship

Cook County's new 'Destination: Vaccination' program to offer free rides to vaccination sites

New Trier's Jake Fiegen drops 51 points in AAU win: 'I felt like I could just throw it up and it would go in'

In contested vote, Wilmette trustees move toward allowing recreational cannabis sales

Glencoe Park District seeks community feedback on possible West Park renovations

Details emerge on incoming bakery-sandwich shop from owners of Sophia Steak

Future cannabis sales ready for opinion of Wilmette Village Board on Tuesday, July 27

Future development? Winnetka trustees approve subdivision of skinny lot on Oak Street

Glencoe trustees OK new restaurant's Poppy's Social patio, but with limited seating and hours

'Now is the time to look forward': Longtime Writers Theatre leader Michael Halberstam resigns in wake of conduct investigation

Outdoor dining in Wilmette is now allowed year-round

An early look at New Trier, Loyola football after they square off in 7 on 7

CDC, IDPH suggest unvaccinated students, staff wear masks in school, but New Trier holds off on setting policy

Planned renovations, new warming shelter for Winnetka Metra station will shift a portion of Green Bay Trail

Village gets 30 plus letters from residents opposing housing development before zoning meeting is postponed

Visit the former homes of 'local legends' with two-part audio tour. Part I is out now.

COVID-19 vaccine will be available at Glencoe farmers market on July 15

'Risk of infection is low' two weeks after region's first West Nile mosquitoes of year found in Skokie, officials say

Show of Fourth: Residents flock to area festivities for first time in two years to celebrate holiday

Winnetka Council gives New Trier’s $75-million project to replace Gates Gymnasium its stamp of approval

After year-long delay, playground renovations at Wilmette's Maple Park likely to start in August

With record sales tax revenue and vibrancy, Glencoe officials consider making outdoor dining a year-round fixture in downtown

Days after signing minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, New Trier alumnus Charlie Tilson records walk-off hit

High School Highlights: North Shore Country Day's Sam Roszak wins state long jump title, while Loyola's Werner leads Ramblers to 8th-place finish

15 months, 29 extensions and one global pandemic later, Wilmette’s local disaster declaration expires

Wilmette has extended its moratorium on cannabis retail sales. Yet, talks about zoning Edens Plaza for a future dispensary continue next week.

Rock band O.A.R will headline 'Glencoe Live,' a benefit concert set for Labor Day weekend

Ramblers roll past Titans to claim first IHSA title and perfect season in program history

Starting in 2022, Glencoe's Chicago Botanic Garden will charge admission fee for first time

Gillson Park open house set for early July as officials push master plan forward

New Trier Board approves first bid package for new $75-million athletic facility; work to begin this summer

Lancers ace stymies Trevians, whose special postseason run ends in supersectional

New Trier officials hope to know mitigation measures for next school year by early August

Back With A Bang: Wilmette's July 3 celebration is back on, while Northfield will gather on the Fourth

New Trier hangs on against OPRF to win sectional title in thrilling one-run finish

Wilmette's Neighborhood Storage Project reaches 'milestone,' as officials set sights on final stage

Luigi’s Dress Shop — a speakeasy-style cocktail and gown shop — is coming to Wilmette's 4th and Linden district

Wilmette teen electrocuted by CTA train tracks in Evanston

'Storming the Capitol': Social media posts aid arrest of Kenilworth resident for alleged involvement in Jan. 6 riot

Local vaccination rates outpace state, national rates as Illinois' COVID cases hit lowest mark in more than a year

Evanston tops Loyola in regional title game behind combined no-hitter, 9-run fourth inning

Legal battles, maintenance problems and another failed pitch: Redevelopment of Elm and Lincoln remains at a standstill

Glencoe D35 will require students and staff to provide their vaccination status next school year

High School Highlights: Loyola girls soccer wins GCAC Red, New Trier baseball caps regular season with walk-off win

After Coldwell Banker withdraws, village officials reimagine the possibilities of prime downtown Winnetka storefront

‘You are an extraordinary class’: New Trier, Loyola students end memorable high school tenures at commencement ceremonies

Record Roundup: Memorial Day observances return to in-person formats this year

Parents ask board to consider optional mask-wearing in Winnetka schools but officials say their ‘hands are tied’

High School Highlights: New Trier girls water polo advances to state semis, Trevians soccer clinches CSL South

After years of parent fundraising, Wilmette’s Romona Elementary School will get a new playground

A Cinderella story? Murray Bros. may bring Caddyshack restaurant to old Bakers Square site in Wilmette

UPDATE: Incoming Glencoe restaurant pulls plans for patio — for now

Wilmette's Actors Training Center plans to grab adjacent storefront

A dome over a Winnetka family's pool violates village code. But officials want to dive deeper into the issue.

U.S. World and News Report ranks New Trier as 14th best high school in Illinois. School officials disagree.

After resident pushback, Glencoe's new snow-removal program is put on ice

Following CDC guidelines, on-campus New Trier students must wear masks through end of school year

Vaccine clinics at Regina, New Trier high schools quickly book, serve residents age 12 and older

Ramblers rally to top rival Trevians in battle of state's best

New Trier vaccination clinic Friday will serve residents ages 12 and older; Local positivity falls to 2% as state enters 'Bridge Phase'

High School Highlights: Local lacrosse teams firing on all cylinders; New Trier soccer moves to 9-1-3

'I promise you and pledge to you that I will work my hardest': Senta Plunkett sworn in as village president; New trustees take their seats

Wilmette Public Schools could receive $700,000 from American Rescue Plan, which would make more than $1 million in total stimulus funds

Final stages of Connect Glencoe project set for completion by end of May

Wilmette president-elect Senta Plunkett will appoint Peter Barrow to fill village board vacancy

Park district hopes several improvement projects at Glencoe Beach are finished this year

The Record a finalist for Peter Lisagor Award as Best Start-Up

Gov. Pritzker sets goal of June 11 to reopen Illinois, as local COVID metrics continue to fall

New Trier's graduation set for Soldier Field, while senior-only prom will be outdoors at Winnetka campus

Winnetka's Lloyd Beach set to reopen after year-long closure

Elected New Trier High School Board members sworn in, while officials bid adieu to Ducommun, Glucksman and Robitaille

Record Roundup: Some North Shore towns push back their Fourth of July festivities. Others are still waiting to make the call.

Stephanie James, a clerk at Kenilworth's post office, is back on the Food Network

As weather begins to warm up, Glencoe restaurants set outdoor plans

Festivals, concerts and more get boost with eased mitigations from county

As Berkshire Hathaway leaves prize Winnetka space, another real-estate firm wants it. But more than a dozen residents already oppose the idea.

Glencoe applicant seeks zoning change to demolish home, construct six-unit housing development

A 'big-name talent' could draw 2,500 people to a September concert if all goes according to Glencoe's plan

'You come out here and you finish it': Trevians find a last-minute finale and close out 'crazy' season in style

Once considered a long shot as a vaccination site, New Trier’s Northfield campus surpasses 10,000 doses given

Pizza restaurant applies for vacant space in downtown Glencoe

Daily in-person learning and a new bell schedule included in plans for New Trier High School's 2021-22

Comeback not in the cards for New Trier, as Maine South wins battle for conference crown

New Trier survives Loyola's late-inning rally to earn split of season-opening series

Inaugural New Trier Day of Service to take on 15 projects on Saturday, April 17

Wilmette may offer utility-bill assistance to residents, pushes back water shutoffs

A walking path and new bathrooms are a go at Wilmette's Community Playfield, but the details remain undecided

Trevians outlast Glenbrook North to remain unbeaten leading up to conference-championship bout with Maine South

New York Times makes corrections after New Trier superintendent requests retraction on screening-program article

UPDATED: Local vaccine clinic for ages 16+ fills in 30 minutes

Uncontested races lead to new village presidents in Glencoe, Northfield

Wondering what to do with your election yard sign? Recycle it now through April 13 at Wilmette Village Hall

Trevians shut down Wildkits at goal line to preserve victory in instant classic

Local COVID Data: Rising positivity rate, hospitalizations has region flirting with backward move in state's reopening plan

Ballot Briefs: Get to know the candidates in uncontested races in New Trier Township

Ballot removal, 4 write-in candidates and a new slate: Avoca D37's board race has changed a lot in 2021

Wilmette Public Schools students in grades 5-8 will return to daily in-person learning early next month

Fire at New Trier Township hall temporarily closes building; Food pantry moves to Northfield

New Trier improves to 2-0 with 49-0 dismantling of Niles West; Evanston looms

What's up with the Gillson Park Master Plan? Officials aim for June completion, but early feedback shows drastic changes are unwanted

Sunshine and dine: 16 Winnetka businesses receive approval for 2021 outdoor seating plans

‘It’s been a long time coming’: Winnetka makes stronger historic-home preservation measures official

New Trier football opens with 21-point victory over conference rival Glenbrook South

UPDATE: Call centers reopen Monday for New Trier vaccine clinic; township residents 65+ and category 1b+ are eligible

Suburban Cook County expanding vaccine access to those in Phase 1b+ starting Monday, March 22

Ramblers Football Primer: 15 returners hope to maximize impact in abbreviated season

Trevians Football Primer: Senior-heavy squad has sights set on conference crown

New Trier High School attendance at 'record' high since pandemic's start. Another increase is expected.

The what and why of the carbon-fee referendum that will be on New Trier Township residents' ballots

A breakdown of the Village of Glencoe's $10 million ballot question

Scaled-back residential project on Green Bay Road gets greenlight from Winnetka Village Council

Downtown Wilmette construction resurfaces; New Trier vaccination site ready for more frontline workers

Bateman House on Michigan Avenue is now a local landmark in Wilmette

Grace Joyce falls just short in best shot at '21 Olympics, but plans to 'shake the world' of rowing en route to '24

The Record, Wilmette Library unite for community conversation on local news; Winnetka library up next

Regina Dominican athletics will move to Independent Schools League in 2022-23 school year

Winnetka's famed 110-year-old 'solid rock house' is most recent historic home to stare down a wrecking ball

Wilmette Public Schools' summer improvements — like expansion at McKenzie — will enable full-day kindergarten

Join The Record’s cofounders Tuesday, March 2, for a conversation on the importance of reliable local news

New Trier officials consider altering school's bell schedule to rotating block system

Avoca schools to pivot to daily, in-person learning on April 7

Is 4 feet of distance safe at Wilmette Public Schools? District officials may find out soon.

The trials came earlier than expected but at 22, local rower Grace Joyce is ready for her Olympic shot

Want to demolish a historic home in Winnetka? You may be in for a long wait.

As in-person attendance continues to fall short of capacity limits, New Trier officials will offer more options

‘After 100 years it’s the right time’: New Trier board approves plan to replace Gates Gym with versatile three-story facility

Winnetka Public Schools targets March 15 to extend on-site learning at Washburne, mid-April for elementary schools

Lots of love: Regina student delivers 600 valentines to residents at local assisted-living facilities

Interest in occupying Wilmette's vacant Treasure Island site is low, officials say

New Trier board to vote Tuesday, Feb. 16, on $75-million plan to raze Gates Gym and construct new facility

Wilmette Public Schools eyes making Juneteenth a district holiday

Percentage rises for New Trier's COVID screening program, but falls for in-person attendance

Officials link dozens of New Trier COVID cases to 'large gatherings,' do not rule out on-campus spread

Demolition can start on major project that will build large home and connect two Winnetka beaches

Amid parent pressure, Glencoe D35 working on plan to increase in-person learning

Developer goes 'way beyond the call of duty' to amend Winnetka housing proposal and gets go-ahead from plan commission

Owners of Wilmette's Sophia Steak planning French bistro for downtown Winnetka

Owners withdraw controversial plans to tear down historic Winnetka home

Winnetka's longtime director of public works retires after 35 years with village

Summer improvement projects to cost Winnetka Public Schools $3.7M

Wilmette, Winnetka-Northfield libraries target February for reopening

Winnetka Public Schools to extend in-person instruction at Washburne, but wait before adding other schools

95% of Wilmette Public Schools employees say they will seek a COVID-19 vaccination

Glencoe Public Library, Wilmette Village Hall reopen to public

Well-rounded Laura Strenk chooses basketball and Colorado College

Fourth of July fireworks in September? With an eye on safety, Glencoe officials are reviewing what special events might look this year.

Glencoe officials approve taxing mechanism for subdivision project at former Hoover Estate

'Significant' rise in Loyola Academy COVID-19 cases linked to social gatherings, club lacrosse practice

Lincoln near Elm is the next focus of Winnetka's streetscape project; work to begin in March

New Trier will not issue failing grades this school year

Longtime Glencoe resident and family build Little Free Libraries throughout North Shore in memory of their mother

Officials recommend renderings, cost for New Trier's proposed $75-million overhaul of its athletic facilities

Avoca D37 readies to restart its hybrid model, but talks are underway for a shift to daily in-person learning

Wilmette Village Board says improvements to Indian Hill Club are on par

Glencoe Park District's highly anticipated Duke Park is now open

New Trier officials see ‘no hurdles’ on path to increased in-person learning later this month

Wilmette Public Schools will keep hybrid learning model for students in grades 5-8

Early estimates show Wilmette Public Schools could receive $210K from federal stimulus bill

Now required, New Trier's COVID-19 screening sees ‘extraordinary high compliance’ — but not yet 100 percent

After submitting permit to demolish historic Winnetka home on Oakley Avenue, owners reverse course and opt to preserve property

‘We are ready’: Glencoe D35 prepares to welcome COVID-tested students back to classrooms later this month

Winnetka consignment shop is now a permanent part of Hubbard Woods

Berkshire Hathaway will relocate after 35 years, creating ‘interesting possibilities’ for a high-profile Winnetka corner

Northfield plan commission endorses location and hours for potential cannabis facilities. Village Board up next.

'Bear'ers of good deeds: Glencoe families donate 60-plus teddy bears to hospital

The fight to preserve 740 Ardsley Road is on as teardowns remain a 'huge problem' in Winnetka

Northfield to continue discussion on cannabis sales at Jan. 4 planning meeting

New electric-bike shop rides into Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods

Winnetka's Take Out Challenge gives residents chance to win prizes for supporting local restaurants this winter

Why did Clucker's cross the road? To open a chicken spot in Wilmette

Completion of Kenilworth fountain restoration now targeted for spring

Phase 2 of Wilmette's stormwater-relief project to start in January, end in October

Wilmette's second phase of restaurant grants to serve more than $80,000 to local eateries — and there may be more to come

A fitness studio, coffee shop and art gallery in one: Proposed overhaul of building on Green Bay Road advances to Kenilworth Village Board

Nearly 100 years old, Gates Gym may be torn down in plan to overhaul New Trier's athletic facilities

Addition, new library and plenty more are part of a $25-million plan to modernize Kenilworth's Joseph Sears School

Kenilworth School Board approves tax levy estimating a $616,000 revenue increase

Winnetka Public Schools considers an all-day learning model at start of next year

If called upon by county, New Trier High School ready to serve as COVID-19 vaccine distribution center

New Trier to mandate COVID-19 screening for in-person learners before it moves to 50% capacity

'Grateful' restaurateurs to get additional funding from Village of Winnetka

Owner will demolish former Glencoe Walgreens to make way for 22,000-square-foot retail and office building

Furniture store Casa Spazio opens in Winnetka's Hubbard Woods Business District

Rosati’s Pizza gets slice of market in Wilmette

Wilmette Village Board approves tax levy with 3.9 percent increase, or $75 per average household

COVID-19 screening program — similar to one used at New Trier High School — coming to Wilmette Public Schools

Wilmette Public Schools to return to hybrid model for one week despite staffing uncertainty

Northfield’s approved tax levy will increase $10,000 property-tax bill by $26, officials say

Glencoe District 35 projects share of property taxes will increase by $109 for $15,000 tax bill

Glencoe D35 lays out plan to provide COVID testing to students and staff returning to classrooms after winter break

New Trier board sets path to 50% in-person learning in January, including adding struggling students right now

Winnetka Public Schools will temporarily pause in-person learning after winter break

Winnetka proposes no increase to property taxes, but an average household will see $179 extra annually in municipal fees

Wilmette School Board OKs second week of in-person pause but denies district's recommendation of going remote through holidays

Locals encouraged to kickoff their holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28

Taxpayers should see drop in Winnetka Public Schools’ share of property taxes in 2021

New Trier superintendent recommends maintaining current learning model, but board wants another week to think on it

Couple makes sure Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home will stand the test of time

Glencoe will allow local restaurants to pay for next year's liquor licenses in installments

Glencoe’s proposed budget includes $3.6M for capital improvements — which could lead to a bond referendum

North Shore Country Day students create, publish e-book based on summer reading program

Glencoe's Guanajuato upgraded its space just down the street. But no guests are allowed to enjoy it yet.

New cafe Towne & Oak plants roots in Winnetka

Symptomatic or COVID-exposed Wilmette Public Schools students can now get tested by district for $20

Wilmette District 39 will shift to remote learning for the week of Nov. 30

New Trier expects $700,000 bump in property-tax revenue with annual levy increase

New Trier moves closer to more in-person learning, could make decision before end of month

Northfield’s Taco Nano plans to expand into adjacent space

Wilmette library closes to public after staff member tests positive for COVID-19; Glencoe library also closes until further notice

Though closed now, Koya will reopen soon in Wilmette with a new concept

Group of New Trier parents, students to rally for 'Half Day, Every Day' on Saturday, Nov. 14

As restaurants continue to feel the pandemic pain, the Village of Wilmette approves additional relief

Local couple makes video game, graphic novel based on infertility experience — and you can help make them happen

New French immersion program fills void left when French School closed in Winnetka

It's back to school for New Trier, as board members say 'maintaining the status quo is not working'

Election Roundup: Democrats sweep local and Township races; Fair Tax fails; Presidential race still up in the air

New Trier High School officials set special board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 4, to review options to bring students back

Several months and revisions later the Optima development gets its final approval

COVID-19 case at Romona Elementary is Wilmette District 39’s sixth probable case in last week

Northfield will attempt to finish its portion of the Skokie Valley Trail with a dual-path option that leaves 'nature trail' untouched

Nearby villages are looking at revenue bumps from cannabis sales. In '180,' Northfield trustees now want in on the action

New Trier boys outpace Barrington, while Loyola girls take top prize at cross-country regional

Trip to Go Green fair sprouts business idea for New Trier senior

New Trier's in-person pause to continue another week as area COVID numbers remain on rise

'Largest subdivision we've had in several decades': 29-home project on former Hoover Estate land gets Glencoe trustees' approval

New option to work around 'nature trail' and connect Skokie Valley Trail will be discussed Tuesday, Oct. 20

'Once-in-a-generation opportunity' allows Winnetka Park District to trade property and connect Elder and Centennial beaches

New Trier in-person learning to remain on pause through week of Oct. 19

Contactless book drive on Friday, Oct. 16, in Glencoe will support Bernie's Book Bank, at-risk Illinois children

Wilmette District 39 apologies to parents after student finds swastika on digital test

New Trier students head back home after jump in internal, regional COVID-19 cases

Longtime Wilmette resident opens marketing consulting firm

Say what? Technical difficulties force postponement of anticipated public hearing of Winnetka development

Families to help families with Music Institute's fundraiser Oct. 9-11

Glencoe residents lead interior design firm opening shop in Winnetka

Wilmette library to welcome Arshay Cooper — a member of the first all-Black high school rowing team — for first virtual author event

New Trier’s Fontanetta is first AD named to IHSA board

Library worker suffered 'serious' injuries after 'unprovoked' September attack, police say

Greenhouses, igloos and heaters. Whatever works for Glencoe winter dining

Village gives businesses signal boost with 'Distinctly Winnetka'

Wilmette OKs winter-tent permit applications to help restaurants 'battle through the pandemic'

Anonymous donation paves way for Kenilworth fountain restoration

New restaurant 501 Local brings community spirit, ‘creative menu’ to Winnetka

Historic but underutilized Masonic Lodge finally getting overhaul

Loyola's ‘once-in-a-generational’ performing arts center gets Wilmette's round of applause

Dozens of supporters join Otis Campbell on bike ride back to scene of August hate crime