• The grilled cheese with bacon ($14.50) at Fred’s Garage is a bacon-and-cheese-lover’s delight. The sandwich is one of the restaurant’s newest add-ons. JACQUELINE GLOSNIAK/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Bacon mania runs wild on North Shore

    January 22, 2018 By Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

  • Bradie Tennell, a 19-year-old Carpentersville resident and member of the Winnetka-based Skokie Valley Skating Club, is headed to the Winter Olympics after winning the women’s national title at this month’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships. PHOTO SUBMITTED

    Going for the gold: Olympic skater hails from Winnetka-based youth club

    January 22, 2018 By Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Bradie Tennell is not sure when her love of figure skating started. The 19-year-old 2018 U.S. Women’s Figure Skating champion and member of the Winnetka-based Skokie Valley Skating Club would estimate the passion began when she was around 2 and a half years old.
  • Amy Brent, of Glencoe, stands in the office of her book club, Stuart Brent Children’s Book Club, in Winnetka. Brent’s business sends books to children in dozens of countries around the world. ALAN P. HENRY/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Winnetka business sends literature to children worldwide

    January 22, 2018 By Alan P. Henry, Staff Writer News
    To walk into the Stuart Brent Children’s Book Club offices in Winnetka is to be instantly enveloped in a cluttered, colorful swirl of organized literary chaos.
  • Noah (left) and Hunter Small, of Winnetka, were recently diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease which will eventually rob them of the ability to walk and use their muscles normally. Their parents are participating in Chicago’s Shamrock Shuffle this March to fundraise for medical research. PHOTO SUBMITTED

    Awareness through adversity: Winnetka parents become advocates amid children’s health diagnoses

    January 22, 2018 By Jacqueline Glosniak, Editor News
    Running, jumping, climbing on park equipment — these are all activities expected out of children, especially boys, during the formative years. Often, these are behaviors which, if done too frequently, can be a source of frustration for parents. But for Winnetka resident Alison Joseph, these normal youth habits will be cherished for as long as they can, since in a few short years, two of her children may no longer physically be able to do any of them.