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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

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

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 Maginity

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 Maginity

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

A 53-year-old Wilmette man died after crashing into a construction site behind a “road closed” barricade on Tower Road in Winnetka early this morning, according to a release by the Winnetka Police Department.

Police and fire units responded to the scene after a passing motorist reported a crashed vehicle at 1:36 a.m. The single occupant, Douglas Pendry, was transported to Evanston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Megan Maginity

After recently reuniting, two childhood friends from Northfield have collaborated to open Stacked & Folded, a new restaurant in Winnetka. One calls it serendipity. The other calls it karma.

Whatever the force may be, the product is going to be delicious.

Chefs Josh Keating and Lindsey Lauter completely remodeled 551 Lincoln Ave. and turned it into a “light and bright space” for a chef-driven, artisanal, local food joint. 

Megan Maginity
This Christmas, there’s a light burning bright in Winnetka. For the past few years, middle-schooler Chris Rider, 12, has embodied the true spirit of the holidays. Using the creativity, tenacity and ingenuity his friends and family say come naturally to him, Rider single-handedly engineered a whimsical, traffic-stopping, Christmas light display on the front lawn of his family’s house, 470 Willow Road.
Jacqueline Glosniak