2021 Rewind: The year's top stories based on readers of

At its end, 2021 was a year that was endured. As we look back, positive and uplifting stories make plenty of appearances…

Visual Storytelling: The top photos of the year from The Record

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

It's Official: Recreational cannabis sales are now allowed in Wilmette — with a number of conditions

The Village Board approved an amendment to the Village Code to allow for the licensed sale of recreational cannabis in Edens…

'My daughters will be pretty pleased': Women now have majority on every public board in Wilmette

Once the elected take their seats in May, women will hold the majority on every major governing board in Wilmette, while…

Avoca School Board race goes to four members of Avoca Coalition

With write-in votes counted, the impromptu Avoca Coalition slate — incumbent Gil Gibori, Ami Das, Dan Seals and Sara Balassa — swept the…

Wilmette, Kenilworth cross 20% in voter turnout, but Township at its lowest mark in recent history

Wilmette and Kenilworth led the charge with turnouts above 20 percent, while Winnetka was the lone township community under 10 percent.

New Trier School Board's caucus slate handily bests challengers on election night

New Trier School Board candidates (left to right) Avik Das, Sally Tomlinson, Kimberly Alcantara and Keith Dronen were atop the voting…

Uncontested races lead to new village presidents in Glencoe, Northfield

A listing of all election-night results from uncontested New Trier Township races.

UPDATED — Plunkett 'excited to go forward' as village president; Voters oust incumbents in Village, Park, Library races

Senta Plunkett is set to become the second female village president in Wilmette history after an impressive election night Tuesday, April 6.