• The chili cheddar fries from U Dawg U ($4.65) are a filling side consisting of crinkle-cut french fries, beef and bean chili, and dollops of Merkts cheddar cheese. JACQUELINE GLOSNIAK/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    North Shore restaurants serve a variety of chili dishes

    November 19, 2017 By Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Some like it spicy, some like it more bland, some like it on top of a hot dog or fries, and some prefer it with a cornbread side.

  • Ella Harris, a 19-year-old Winnetka native and graduate of New Trier, is currently an intern at Sony in Los Angeles in addition to working on production of up-and-coming web series, “5A-5B.” The series deals with LGBTQ themes in a comedic fashion. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

    Winnetka native part of Los Angeles LGBTQ web series production team

    November 19, 2017 By Maryann Pisano, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Ella Harris may be living in Los Angeles and working as a co-producer for the web series “5A-5B,” but the 19-year-old Winnetka native said her passion for film ignited at New Trier High School. Harris’ first media project, a 20-minute documentary short about LGBTQ people in the media and education, was produced for a class at New Trier.
  • Members of the Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield have teamed up yet again as a sponsor with the Operation Warm coat drive, pledging to collect at least 500 coats to donate to Chicagoland children in need. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

    Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield collects coats for Chicagoland kids

    November 19, 2017 By Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter News
    As the temperatures begin to dip, most North Shore residents don’t have to think twice about grabbing a winter coat to keep them warm. The same, however, is not always true for the thousands of disadvantaged Chicago area children whose families can’t afford what so many take for granted.
  • Arun Gandhi, one of Mahatma Gandhi’s grandchildren, shares stories and engages with children at Greeley School Nov. 14 during the second day of visiting schools in District 36. PHOTOS BY JACQUELINE GLOSNIAK/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Gandhi’s grandson shares stories, chats with Winnetka students

    November 17, 2017 By Jacqueline Glosniak, Editor News, School
    Winnetka Public Schools, which has always been an institution of progressive education, welcomed one of Mahatma Gandhi’s grandsons to the District on Nov. 14 with open arms as he came with the goal of sharing lessons learned from the legendary leader on nonviolence and peace.