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While Viccino’s Pizza Company in Northfield told patrons business was closed for a few days due to a power outage, it appears there is more to the story than just a lack of power supply to the restaurant.

Jacqueline Glosniak

Four local men drowned Sunday, Jan. 3, in an early morning canoe accident on Mill Lake in East Troy in Walworth County, Wisc. 

According to authorities, the four men ranged from 20-23 years old. Two bodies were recovered from the lake Sunday evening and were identified as Lanny Patrick Sack, 20, and Christopher McQuillen, 21. A third body was recovered at 2:33 p.m. Monday and identified as Mori Weinstein on Tuesday. The search resumes for the fourth body. 

Danielle Tabor

Days after nine Loyola Academy varsity football players did not play in a season-opening loss to Phillips, an explicit photo showing dozens of Ramblers showed up on social media. 

In the photo, allegedly taken prior to the first game Saturday, Aug. 26, more than 50 uniformed members of the Loyola football program are arranged in a phallic shape on the school’s football field.

Jacqueline Glosniak

As New Trier High School’s Winnetka campus renovation gets closer to completion, a posthumous legacy to two recent alums will now be in place, according to the school.

At the June 5 School Board meeting, officials from the Raise the Stage campaign announced the school would receive a donation of more than $1.2 million toward the construction of a black box theater that will be part of the new arts building on the refurbished Winnetka campus.

Jacqueline Glosniak

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine.”

With those gentle lyrics in their ears, the men, women and children who had crowded into Winnetka’s Sacred Heart Parish on Wednesday, Dec. 20, were sent forth into the night after celebrating the life of Sofia “Sofi” Troglia, the 16-year-old Glencoe teen and New Trier special education student who had illuminated so many of their lives.

Jacqueline Glosniak

Winnetka native Steve Sanders, of WGN since 1982, and Catherine Crown have announcement their wedding engagement.

Steve is the son of the late Bill and Gladys Sanders. He has one surviving son, Tyler Sanders. His siblings include Bill “Chip” Dean Sanders, Jr., singer/songwriter John Lee Sanders and esteemed college professor Cindy Sander Strickler.

Catherine, an associate director and producer of WGN-TV, is the daughter of the late honorable Judge John J. Crown and Sandy Kenoe Crown.

Megan Bernard

DVR your sports games — “The Bachelor” is on the big screen at the bar now.

On Jan. 26, nearly 30 ladies flocked to get their weekly dose of ABC’s hit show “The Bachelor” at Winnetka’s Trifecta Grill. The best part: it wasn’t just any watch party, it was being hosted by bachelor Chris Soules’ very own sister, Lori Nielsen, of Winnetka.

Nielsen, who told The Current she was the one who actually signed Chris up for the show, hosted the event as a fundraiser for Winnetka Community Nursery School. 

Megan Bernard

A 22-year-old man was found dead in his home in the 800 block of Foxdale Avenue on Wednesday, July 2.

An investigation from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office showed Parker Scully passed away from self-inflicted knife wounds.

Winnetka Police officers responded to a call at 6:40 a.m. July 2 after family members found Scully unresponsive, according to a release from the Winnetka Police Department.

North Regional Major Crimes Task Force assisted the Winnetka Police with the investigating.



Megan Bernard

A New Trier High School special education teacher faces DUI charges after being stopped by Highwood police early Thursday morning. 

Colleen Koulentes, 36, of Northbrook, was found to have a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit — 0.198 — when Highwood police stopped her car at 1:28 a.m. Sept. 25 after the car blew a stop sign in the 200 block of Waukegan Avenue. Koulentes was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and disobeying a stop sign.

April Dahlquist
When most of us have a neighbor in need, we do our best to go out of our way to help them out — we carry their groceries, shovel their sidewalks, borrow a few dollars or lend an open ear. However, for Northfield resident Nancy Detlefsen, doing a good deed for a neighbor goes above and beyond the ordinary chore as she helped save one local man’s life — literally.
Jacqueline Glosniak