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Top Winnetka, Glencoe, Northfield News in 2012

From a former New Trier student being recognized while burglarizing an acquaintance’s home to a quirky historic Winnetka home for sale, here are the top news from last year.

Winnetka Trustee Charged With DUI In Skokie

Jennifer Spinney, a Winnetka trustee, was charged with a DUI in Skokie on Sept. 6. According to the report, Spinney told police she is 'not a criminal' but a 'drunk driver.'

Police: Former New Trier Student Recognized While Burglarizing Acquaintance's Wilmette Home

Wilmette Police arrested a 20-year-old formerNew Trier High School student Friday after a school acquaintance recognized him when he attempted to burglarize her home earlier that morning, police say.

New Trier Grad Simplifies Chicago Parking Nightmare

A Winnetka native is developing a tech startup called SpotHero aimed at eliminating the headache of parking downtown.

Seven New Trier Swimmers Qualify for Olympic Trials

The students and alums from New Trier Township High School District 203 will be competing for a spot to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Winnetka Public School Board Concerned by Allegations Against Teacher

Winnetka school officials have put a fourth-grade teacher on leave due to concerns about an Evanston police investigation into a possible incident that happened in the late 1990s at a private North Shore school.

Teenage 'Paranoia': A Suburban Game of Nerf Guns and Optional Nudity

New Trier students play in an elimination game with strict (but peculiar) rules, like optional nudity.

Cougar Alert! Winnetka Police on the Lookout After New Sighting

Although police have yet to confirm a cougar is roaming the north shore, another Winnetka resident has informed police of a potential cougar sighting on Labor Day.

More than eight hours after its scheduled start, the District 36 Board voted unanimously to dismiss fourth-grade teacher David Wartik from employment and to suspend him without pay.

What's the Best Preschool in New Trier Township?

Patch wants to know. The best preschool is the latest installment of our Readers’ Choice series.And we're open to suggestions — if there's a Readers' Choice you want to see, let us know.

Patch Poll: Should Wartik Have Been Dismissed?

District 36 unanimously voted to dismiss fourth-grade teacher David Wartik.

David Levine January 02, 2013 at 04:14 PM
My son saw a Cougar on the GreenBay Trail two or three nights ago. He was afraid as he was alone and couldn't escape, but he screamed and the Cougar took off into the foilage.

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