• New Trier’s Patrick Ryan after winning his third-place match at Saturday, Feb. 17’s, IHSA Individual Wrestling State Final in Champaign. Douglas Cottle/PHOTONEWS MEDIA

    Wrestling: New Trier’s Tangen, Ryan shine at state finals

    February 19, 2018 By Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor Sports, High School
    Both Patrick Ryan and Jack Tangen, seniors on the New Trier wrestling team, came into the weekend looking to do something a New Trier wrestler hadn’t done since Rick Bickert of New Trier East in 1975 and Don Joseph in 1965: win an individual wrestling state title.
  • Author and actor Tavi Gevinson speaks to locals about her newest book, “Rookie on Love,” during a stop at The Book Stall on Feb. 13. Gevinson, an Oak Park native, has been named by Forbes and Time magazines as an influential young adult for her media work. PHOTOS BY LOIS BERNSTEIN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Rookie magazine creator visits fans in Winnetka

    February 20, 2018 By Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Young people still like to read. It was evident on Feb. 13, when around 70 young women, many with their mothers, gathered at The Book Stall in Winnetka to hear author and fashion trailblazer Tavi Gevinson talk about her career as a writer, editor and actress and read from her newest book, “Rookie on Love.”
  • Christian Heritage Academy junior Emily Gallagher (center) and sophomore Jordyn Acres play with children at the Kids Alive Care Center in Caraballo, Dominican Republic during a school service trip last month. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

    Christian Heritage students volunteer in Dominican Republic

    February 20, 2018 By Submitted Content News, School

    Twenty-nine upper school students from Northfield’s Christian Heritage Academy served on a January mission trip in the Dominican Republic as a part of the school’s January Winterim exper

  • The Easy Hoops team (left to right) Max Drexler, photo and video; Julia Ellis, volunteer management; Ethan Rosen, founder; Jackson Goldman, coach; and Will Pfeffer, marketing; meet up at a recent event at JCYS Lutz Family Center in Highland Park. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

    New Trier student starts philanthropic basketball company

    February 20, 2018 By Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor News, School
    Ethan Rosen may have global business aspirations in mind for his future, but he’s currently focusing on making entrepreneurial waves here on the North Shore.
  • New drywall, couches and media equipment are among the things Winnetka Youth Organization teens and local adults in the community were able to help purchase and donate to remodel their space following flood damage in October. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

    Much-deserved rejuvenation: Winnetka Youth Organization celebrates newly designed center

    February 19, 2018 By Jacqueline Glosniak, Editor News
    For nearly 50 years, the Winnetka Youth Organization has been a second home for local teens, providing them a fun, safe space for positive programming and service projects. But when major water damage as the result of a busted sprinkler system rendered the WYO’s beloved drop-in center at the Winnetka Community House out of commission, both the kids of the WYO and local adults banded together to make the headquarters feel like home again.