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No threat found after false, 'stressful' lockdown at New Trier

by Megan Bernard, Editor News, Breaking

The Winnetka Police Department responded to New Trier High School’s Winnetka campus at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, for a report of a lockdown.

The lockdown was activated in error, according to a tweet posted at 2:25 p.m. from the Winnetka...

Winnetkan charged after sending child pornography to undercover FBI agent

by Staff Report News, Breaking, Police-Fire

A Winnetka man was charged with dissemination of child pornography after he used a social media app to send a sexually-explicit video of a minor, according to Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart.

Robert Baxter, 45, of the 1500 block of Tower...

Child-porn charges filed against former Middlefork Primary School teaching assistant

by Megan Bernard, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

George K. Gemeinhardt, a former teacher’s assistant and substitute teacher at Middlefork Primary School, was arrested on two child pornography charges Thursday, Aug. 29.

The 64-year-old Northfield man, of the 500 block...