Massive barbecue pit from Mesquite, Texas, finds new home in downtown Wilmette

The pit was driven 1,000 miles to Wilmette on a flat-bed truck. A team of skilled workers then carefully maneuvered the smoker…

Local Easter festivities 'eggs'tra special in 2021

Egg hunts are back and were a hit in North Shore communities over Easter weekend, Friday-Sunday, April 2-4.

Local park districts ready to get back outside with Easter events

With a clear sky and 65-degree temperatures in the forecast, Easter weekend is looking ideal for a set of community events…

Nursery school students learn the importance of giving back during the pandemic

Fitness professionals use creativity, patience to power through pandemic

'Just a regular, hard-working guy' to close local barber shop after 28 years

“Sonny” the barber, a beloved personality in Wilmette for the past 38 years, is packing up the tools of his trade and…

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

Discussions related to the historic local park are continually intensifying as the Wilmette Park District is developing a comprehensive master plan…