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The opening of three new local restaurants is on the horizon, thanks in part to a new economic development coordinator at the Village of Winnetka.

Cindy Plante was hired late last year and began her Village work in December. Plante comes from a career in Evanston, where her focus was set on the main Dempster mile, she said.

Megan Bernard

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
A suspect is in custody in relation to a domestic-related fatal shooting in Northfield that killed a 72-year-old resident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Megan Bernard
Glenbrook High Schools District 225 has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a statement from district officials.
Megan Bernard

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train tonight, Wednesday, May 29, near the Indian Hill train station in Winnetka.

Metra was notified at 7:12 p.m. that a Union Pacific North train hit the pedestrian near the station while heading north toward Kenosha, said Sylvia Cooper, a Metra spokesperson.

“The Winnetka Fire Department confirmed the fatality,” she said.

As of press time, details on the victim are not available.

Megan Bernard
NorthShore University HealthSystem confirmed in a statement that a patient at one of the healthcare system’s five hospitals has tested positive for coronavirus.
Megan Bernard

“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
What began as a dispute between neighbors devolved into a racist verbal attack on a Jewish Deerfield man that can be seen and heard on a video posted to social media Thursday, Dec. 19.
Megan Bernard
A 70-year-old Northfield woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday night, April 13, outside of Stormy’s Tavern and Grille.
Megan Bernard

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

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