• Loyola Academy defenders Bobby Desherow (5) and Graham Repp (54) look on as linebacker Anthony Romano tackles a Palatine receiver Courtland Cornelius and forces a fumble in the Ramblers’ 24-22 win over the Pirates on Saturday, Nov. 21. Varsity Views

    Loyola survives close shave to move to finals

    November 23, 2015 By Neil Milbert, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    For the Loyola Academy football players, coaches and loyal fans, the Class 8A semifinal game at Palatine was too cold for comfort and too close for comfort.

  • The turkey panini comes with a side of pasta salad or coleslaw for $6.95 at Sweet Time Cafe in Northfield. Megan Maginity/22nd Century Media

    Trotting out for turkey on the North Shore

    November 26, 2015 By Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

    It’s that time of the year when calories don’t count. So work up an appetite and loosen your belt — it’s Thanksgiving. 

  • U.S. Army First Lieutenant Jeffrey Meek (right), a native of Wilmette, was deployed to Kapisa Province in Afghanistan in October 2012. Photos submitted

    In the line of fire

    November 23, 2015 By Eric DeGrechie, Contributing Editor News
    Work had begun at the break of dawn that morning for Jeffrey Meek. Stationed in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, the Wilmette native fully understood the danger of where he was and what he was doing, but all of the knowledge in the world couldn’t prepare him for having bullets fired at his head.
  • Police take a volunteer acting as a suspect in an active shooting into custody on Nov. 18 in Northbrook. Photos By Matt Yan/22nd Century Media

    Winnetka police, fire participates in emergency response drill

    November 25, 2015 By Matt Yan, Contributing Editor News

    Police officers in tactical gear walked across the lawn with rifles in hand. Paramedics followed behind, medical supply bags slung over their shoulders.

  • Stacy (left) and Addy Purcek, of Winnetka, attend the candlelight vigil Nov. 14 at Clarkson Park in Northfield. Photos by Miroslaw Pomian/22nd Century Media

    Former homeless students speak at candlelight vigil

    November 23, 2015 By Kirsten Keller, Assistant Editor News
    A crowd of 100 people gathered at Clarkson Park in Northfield on Nov. 14 for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness about homeless youth.