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A close-up of a digital projection system for one of the Wilmette Theater's two viewing screens. The theater is 12 days away from the end of its Kickstarter campaign to raise $70,000 to buy a second projections system, in order to maintain its operating feasibility.  | Courtesy Linda MacLennan

Wilmette Theater nears goal, eyes other infrastructure needs

<p>Submitted photo</p>

Wilmette teen organizes breast cancer walk in memory of mother

In order to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research, 13-year old Lexie Kaplan is organizing a 5K walk in memory of her mother, Felicia Kaplan.

<p>Image by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45536551@N05/6324937746/" target="_blank">Drew Ritter</a>, Flickr</p>

Things to do around Wilmette this weekend, April 18-20

Make your own mosaic, enjoy a variety of music ranging from Haydn to Hollywood scores to Paul Cebar and more in our top picks of things to do around Wilmette this weekend. For...

Boy scouts Florian Vining, left, 11, Bruno Frost, center, 14, and John Williams, 13, look at weapons during the 2013 Wilmette Police Department open house. This year's event, held jointly with one at the Wilmette Historical Museum, is May 4. | File

Visit Wilmette Police Department, historical museum May 4

It isn’t often that you can check out a modern police jail cell, talk with the men and women who serve and protect you, munch on a hotdog, then walk a few steps into the 19th...

Judy Ostrem, left, listens as former Park District Executive Director Tom Grisamore, center,  praises her during an April 11 ceremony. Former Executive Director Terry Porter, right, with whom she also served listens.  |  Kathy Routliffe/Sun-Times Media

Affection, praise mark good byes for park district veterans

Wilmette park commissioners and administrators past and present said goodbye to two well-loved employees at their April 14 meeting, taking time from regular business to share...

What are the benefits of independent school curriculum?

Students attending independent schools have a number of advantages in their education, beginning with the unique mission of the school. Independent...

<p>Kendra Beard is the new principal of Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth School District 38. | Provided</p>

Wallace takes position as Sears principal

When the latest cold snap hit Chicago with a blanket of April snow, Kendra Wallace admitted to a moment of chagrin; but she and her three children soon decided to take advantage...

Wilmette engineering staff have had to reconfigure a sanitary sewer storage improvement project in the face of higher than expected bid offers for the work. | File photo

Wilmette retools one contract, rebids another

Faced with bids that dwarfed their estimates, Wilmette engineers and the consultants working on the village’s 2014 sewer projects have reconfigured parameters of one project, in...

<p>Student speaker, Mary Berg (Evanston), enjoys the luncheon with her father David Berg (Evanston), Board Member | Submitted photo</p>

Professionals Experience Leadership Luncheon at Union League Club

Approximately 150 guests attended the first annual Leadership Institute Luncheon at the Union League Club of Chicago.

New Trier High School students Blake Sammann (from left) and Luke Sherman are interviewed by Julia Pappageorge and Becca Winer inside the radio station of WNTH 88.1 FM. New Trier's annual Radiothon fundraiser will take place April 27. | Steve Schering/Sun-Times Media

WNTH students host annual Radiothon April 27

Radio students at New Trier High School have been putting in many hours of effort leading up to their annual Radiothon, and the hard work is just beginning.

New Trier High School seniors Jessica Shapiro (left) and Maddie Koeplin work on their shadow bike placed outside New Trier. The shadow bike was installed in memory of the 612 bicyclists who were killed in 2013. | Steve Schering/Sun-Times Media

New Trier students honor fallen cyclists with shadow bikes

A summer bike trip involving New Trier High School senior Maddie Koeplin provided all the motivation she needed for her recent school project.

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