A selection of the editor's picks and top stories over the last week in Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield.
Editor's Picks July 1 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Samantha James and Max Grodecki are both recent New Trier High School graduates and are currently competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.
The North Shore is well represented in Omaha, Neb. as several former and current local high school graduates make their home towns proud as they compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials. Max Grodecki, 18, of Winnetka has been swimming for the last 10 years with the New Trier Swim Club, and began to think last summer his goal of competing in the trials could actually happen. “It was about a year ago that I thought getting here was possible,” Grodecki said. Grodecki competed in the 200-meter freestyle event Tuesday and qualified to swim at the U.S. Open in August. He had a lifetime best in that performance with a time of 1:53:49. On Thursday, Grodecki swam the 100-meter freestyle in 50.52 and placed 38th. He has one more competition to go on …
Despite agreement on some provisions of law, Schneider would vote to keep the President Obama’s signature legislative initiative in place.
Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent in the Nov. 6 general election, Deerfield management consultant Brad Schneider agree on a number of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act upheld Thursday by the United States Supreme Court. Where Schneider and Dold disagree is with the path they and their respective parties want to take in the future. Dold wants to get rid of parts of the existing law while Schneider wants to consider changes only when the law, which becomes fully effective in 2014, has a chance to season. Earlier: Update Dold, Kirk Want Changes to Affordable Care Act, Schakowsky Praises Decision Dold will have his first opportunity to make a statement July 9. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Resignation from Donald P. Van Arsdale was submitted Wednesday and effective that day according to a press release from the park district; at a special meeting tonight the resignation will be accepted and interim replacement named.
Glencoe Park Disrict Executive Director Donald P. Van Arsdale resigned Wednesday, on the day he submitted his resignation letter, according to a press release on the Glencoe Park District website. Van Arsdale served in the position for three years, according to the press release. "It has been a real pleasure working with you these past three years. I admire and hold each of you in the highest of esteem," Van Arsdale wrote in a memo to staff included in the release. According to an article from Glencoe News, park district commissioner Hilary Lee is quoted as saying Van Arsdale was asked to resign. Also in the park district press release, Maxine Retsky, park district board president, said "We thank Don for his three years of service to …
Now attending University of Minnesota, Smith is among a number of area young men and women competing at the U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials in Omaha, Neb.
Several local young men and women are now competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Swim Team at the trials in Omaha, Neb. Nineteen-year-old CJ Smith, a Wilmette native and sophmore at the University of Minnesota, is one of those hopefuls. "It's healthy nerves here, people are just very excited," Smith said. Smith will be competing in the 1500-meter freestyle event this weekend. He has already competed in the 400-meter freestyle, but did not place high enough to earn an Olympic spot for that event. "I unfortunately got too quick of a start," Smith said. Smith has a healthy perspective about the competition, and is thrilled for others, including one young man from the North Shore who has earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. Conor…
In 2011, Natural Resources Defense Council rated beach as having one of the highest percentages of bacterial samples found in the water; Park District says information is inaccurate today.
A 2011 report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) labeled Elder Lane Park Beach as having one of the highest levels of bacteria across the country. The Winnetka Park District, who oversees water quality at the village’s beaches, says the report is no longer accurate. An article from Channel 7/ WLS News published Wednesday, June 27, reported the water at the beach failed to meet the state’s maximum bacterial standards 54-percent of the time. “The NRDC report and those reporting its findings have not taken into account [the] corrective measures that have taken place over the last year,” according to a press release from Mary Cherveny, communications/marketing manager at the Winnetka Park District. The press release went on to …
A pool of mosquitoes tested positive for the disease June 26 in Wilmette.
A batch of mosquitoes collected in Wilmette Friday tested positive for the West Nile Virus on June 26, according to the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD). West Nile mosquitoes are out more than a month earlier in Wilmette than in 2011, when the first pool tested positive in August, according to Dave Zazra, communications manger for NSMAD. On June 18, mosquitoes in Evanston were the first to test positive for the virus among the 13 communities NSMAD manages. Illinois has reported 17 batches of mosquitoes that tested positive for virus so far this year, according to CBS Chicago. West Nile Virus Likes Hot, Dry Weather The hot and dry weather are two factors promoting the virus and the mosquitoes’ development. “The hot weather…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Driver of vehicle was cited for failure to yield when making a left turn at the intersection of Green Bay and Willow Roads.
A bicyclist from Glencoe was hit by a vehicle early Tuesday morning at the intersection of Green Bay and Willow roads. According to Deputy Chief Joe Pellus of the Winnetka Police Department, the bicyclist was transported to Evanston Hospital with non-life threatenining injuries. The accident happened just before the morning rush hour at 6:17 a.m. The driver, who is a Winnetka resident, was travelling northbound on Green Bay Road and attempted to head west on Willow Road when he struck the man on the bicycle, according to Pellus. The bicyclist, at the time of the collision, was heading southbound on Green Bay Road. The driver was cited for failure to yeild when making a left turn. The identity of both individuals are not being …
Carnivals, parades, fireworks and more in all three communities to celebrate Independence Day 2012.
Patch wants you to enjoy the July 4th holiday, so we’ve compiled a listing of Independence Day activities in Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield happening just one week from today! Winnetka Glencoe Northfield
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Conor Dwyer of Winnetka placed second in the U.S. Olympic trials in the 400-meter freestyle event.