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Dr. Martin Luther King in Winnetka

Roger Wright | Posted 01.18.2017 | Chicago
Roger Wright

I was eight years old. Dr. King still had about three more years of work to do before he'd be shot on the balcony of a motel in Memphis. Gun shots that would set angry fires blazing and police sirens wailing pain in almost every big city in America and then land him squarely in the history books forever and a day.

Do You Live In One Of The Nation's Richest Zip Codes?

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

Three Chicago area communities were listed among the 15 richest American zip codes in a ranking released this month. Zip code 60043, which includes...

Wealthy Suburb Says 'No' To Affordable Housing

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

The Winnetka Village Council rejected a plan to increase affordable housing in the affluent North Shore community by a vote of 4-3 Tuesday. The su...

Ryan Grim

GOP Rep Smiles For Camera, Cuts Ribbon On Project He Opposed | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ardent opponent of the federal stimulus plan showed up Monday in Winnetka, Ill., to smile and cut the ribbon at a ceremony unveiling ...

Graphic Film About Slave Trade Too Much For Nine-Year-Olds?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Middle Passage" is a film that doesn't pull any punches. The HBO-produced feature, directed by French film-maker Guy Deslauriers and starring Djimon...

Accidental 'Butt Dial' Sends SWAT Team Into Middle School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Chicago-area police may be feeling a bit silly after storming a middle school Monday in what they thought was a hostage situation. The real culprit: A...

Butt-Dial Leads To SWAT Team Response In Winnetka

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The dreaded back pocket phone dial caused some chaos in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka Monday, when a man accidentally phoned his wife and the backgro...

Some New Trier Alums Offended By Donald Rumsfeld's Alumni Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This week, New Trier High School in Winnetka released its "alumni Hall of Honor awards," where everyone from Rainn Wilson ("The Office") to former U.S...

Rahm Loses High School Popularity Contest To Donald Rumsfeld

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

New Trier Township High School has a very impressive list of graduates. From politicians and actors to dancers and scientists--their alums have certai...

Let the N.E.A. Lead Them

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dr. Susan Corso

We in the theatre have known for a long, long time that the show must go on. I'd venture to say that there's only one man in Washington who knows this in his bones -- National Endowment for the Arts chair, Rocco Landesman.

Winnetka Anti-Semitism Assault?

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Peggy Horstman never heard an ethnic slur directed toward her when she was growing up in the tiny north-central Illinois farming community of Amboy, e...

In Focus: Police: iPhone Left In Hot Car For Three Hours

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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WINNETKA, IL—The iPhone was found lying face down on the dashboard showing no signs of life, but after a tense few seconds, officers were able to wa...

Winnetka Overturns Handgun Ban

WBBM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An emotional night inside the Winnetka Village Council chamber as residents pleaded with council members to keep a 20-year old handgun ban in place. ...

Suburb May Overturn Gun Ban

NBC 5 | Matt Bartosik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Winnetka officials could decide to amend the city's ban on handguns at a town meeting tonight. In September, three Winnetka residents and the Nationa...

Trapeze Instructor Charged With Sex Crime

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A north suburban trapeze instructor has been charged with committing a sex crime against a teenage girl. Thirty-nine-year-old Julio Gaona operates th...

Meeks, Black Children and a New Trier Education

Dan Johnson-Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Johnson-Weinberger

Don't tell me that we can't find a way to provide the children of Sen. Meeks' community with the resources and accountability and culture of academic achievement that we already provide the children of Winnetka.