Friday, November 16, 2012
Joseph Collins was found guilty Friday in seven out of 10 criminal charges in federal court in Manhattan and faces up to 20 years in prison on each fraud charge.
Winnetka lawyer Joseph P. Collins has been convicted again in a $2.4-billion fraud case that led to the collapse of Refco, one of the biggest independent commodities firms, Star-Telegarm.com reports. Collins was found guilty Friday on seven out of 10 criminal charges in federal court in Manhattan and faces up to 20 years in prison on each fraud charge, WSJ.com reported. The former outside lawyer for Refco was convicted in 2009 of helping Refco CEO Phillip Bennett and other executives defraud investors, but the conviction was overturned when a U.S. appeals court found errors in the trial, BloombergBusinessweek reported. Refco filed for bankruptcy in 2005, according to Bloomberg.com. Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for Winnetka-…
Patrick Livney, who failed to replace Joe Adams on Winnetka Caucus Council’s slate of trustee candidates, has bowed out of the race.
Winnetka resident Patrick Livney has confirmed he won’t run as an independent trustee candidate in the April election, Chicago Tribune reported. During a raucous Nov. 12 meeting, Livney failed to gain enough votes to replace Joe Adams on Winnetka Caucus Council’s slate of candidates for Village Trustee. Adams, chair of Winnetka’s Zoning Board of Appeals received 310 votes, Livney received 216 votes. Incumbents Arthur Braun and Richard Kates led the pack with 436 and 429 votes respectively. At that meeting Livney left open the possibility of running as an independent, a path that current trustee Jennifer Spinney used two years ago to win another term on the board. But on Friday, Livney bowed out of the race. "As my voice has been heard…
The Harkness House partnered with the Grand Food Center to donate items to New Trier Township Food Pantry.
A line of toddlers pushing shopping carts filled the baking aisle at the Grand Food Center on Tuesday morning. Giggling, cheerful, these cutie pies were on a mission, and, no, it was not to buy candy. These tiny tots from the Harkness House for Children were shopping for food to donate to New Trier Township Food Pantry. “This is the first time we’ve done it,” said Jaimie Walnes, fundraising chair with the all-volunteer school board. “We wanted to do something with [the Grand Food Center] to say thank you, and we know that they are super into the community so we came up with the food drive idea.” Armed with $5 each, the 50 children aged between 15-months old and 5 years old, were tasked with finding items for lunch or dinner at the …
The Organic Gardener also works with schools, restaurants and nonprofits.
Glencoe's The Organic Gardener has built 500 gardens around the Chicago area and provided advice for more than 1,000 more, but it all started in Jeanne Pinsof Nolan's parents' backyard. A Winnetka native, Nolan spent 17 years working on organic farms around the country after graduating from New Trier High School. "When I was 17, I was struck with a fierce case of idealism and wanting to change the world," Nolan said. "I really went searching for a life that was focused on addressing some of the problems with the environment and society, particularly in relation to the earth and the way it was being destroyed on so many levels." Nolan's mother found her an apprenticeship program at a commune in Southern California, and when she returned …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Firefighters responded to a fire in the 800 block of Bryant Avenue early Thursday morning. No one was injured.
Winnetka Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 800 block of Bryant Avenue on Thursday morning. No one was injured in the fire. The fire was mostly in the back of a house under construction at 807 Bryant Avenue and did not affect nearby homes, according to Winnetka Fire Chief Alan Berkowsky. “The house from the front actually does not look like there was a problem but all the fire was at the back of the house,” Berkowsky said. “When we got there we found heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the house on the first floor.” The fire originated in the basement of the house. When firefighters responded to the call at 3:40 a.m. they had to use a pike pole to test the floors because fire had burnt through the first floor …
Information provided by Glencoe and Northfield police departments and compiled by Patch.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Residents told village staff that South Happ Road from Winnetka Road north "is too bumpy".
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- Chi-an Chang
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Many Northfield residents have complained to the village about the roadwork done by the Cook County Highway Department on South Happ Road. Dick Knudson, assistant publics works director for the Village of Northfield, says residents are dissatisfied with the roadwork done on South Happ Road from Winnetka Road north. “Most of them don’t like the appearance, say it’s too bumpy and doesn’t look like a finished product,” Knudson said. “It doesn’t look like it’s a new road.” Patch was unable to reach Cook County Highway Department Superintendent John Yonan for comment. Patch will update the article once we find out when the department will start work on S. Happ Road. Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for Winnetka-Glencoe Patch's …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Former Trustee Chris Rintz to challenge Caucus' village president candidate; challenger Patrick Livney fails to replace Joe Adams on the Caucus' slate of trustee candidates.
Next April’s Winnetka elections promise to be interesting as former trustee Chris Rintz said he will mount an independent campaign for Village President following Winnetka Caucus Council’s selection of Gene Greable for that post. More political intrigue could also be forming in terms of the village board elections, where challenger Patrick Livney did not win enough votes to replace Joe Adams on the Caucus’ slate of candidates for Village Trustee. Incumbents Arthur Braun and Richard Kates led the pack with 436 and 429 votes respectively. Adams, Winnetka’s Zoning Board of Appeals Chair, received 310 votes and Livney came in fourth with 216. In what was at times a raucous atmosphere Monday night at the Skokie School, Winnetka residents …
From electronic equipment stolen from a recycling pile to forged checks, here are the latest reports from Winnetka Police Department.
The following arrest information was provided by the Winnetka Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this blotter, contact: Chi-an.Chang@Patch.com. Earlier: Lincolnwood Man Arrested in Connection with Winnetka Theft $10,000 Worth of Jewelry Stolen Jewelry valued in excess of $10,000 was reported stolen from a home in the 600 block of Prospect Avenue between Dec. 27, 2011 and Feb. 1, 2012, according to police. The stolen items include gold necklaces, several pairs of gold and diamond earrings and bracelet charms, according to police. Electronic Equipment Stolen from Recycling Pile Someone was seen removing various pieces of electronic equipment from the recycling collection location at the Public Works…
Monday, November 12, 2012
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