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Top 10 December Stories on Winnetka-Glencoe Patch

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 10 stories from December.

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

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

Quirky Historic Winnetka Home for Sale

The 1920 Lola Maverick Lloyd House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's for sale for $699,930.

Winnetka police say the Florida woman presented a forged check and stolen identification to a teller at Northern Trust Bank. 

Winnetka's Lurie Mansion Listed at $9.75 Million

The 14,600-square-foot mansion modeled after the Beverly Hills Hotel was built in 1991 for Chicago philanthropists Ann and Robert Lurie.

Residents Protest Proposed Winnetka Petco

About 50 people and 12 dogs took to the Winnetka streets in late November to protest the possibility of nationwide pet chain Petco moving into downtown Winnetka. 

Vet Reports Spotting Mountain Lion in Glencoe

A Winnetka resident and veterinarian told policehe spotted a mountain lion just south of Lake Cook Road in Glencoe on Sunday, Nov. 25.

Northfield's Proposed Dunkin' Donuts Just a Sign Away

The proposed new development could move forward as soon as Jan. 19 if the village board approves signage changes.

Glencoe Family Seeks Volunteers to Help Autistic Sons

Outfitted with a small trampoline, an exercise ball and plenty of toys, the upstairs playroom at Lynn and Ken Pedotto's Glencoe home would be a great hangout for any active young boys. But the time their sons spend there is about more than having fun: it could help them live a normal life. 

A man was charged with two local ordinance citations for disorderly conduct and disobeying a peace officer on Dec. 16.

A resident in the 1200 block of Whitebridge Hill Lane reported that between June and Dec. 4 a ring was stolen from his home. The loss exceeds $10,000, police said. 

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