Sunday, December 11, 2011
Officially our closest contest yet. See who came out on top and won Athlete of the Week!
More than 900 votes were cast, but in the end Evanston’s Josh Irving landed this week’s Athlete of the Week. Irving received 330 votes, or 36 percent. Irving scored a game-high 20 points in Evanston’s 77-24 win against Maine East on Nov. 29. The 5-foot-10 senior drained three three-pointers as the Wildkits shot 10-for-21 from beyond the arc. The win continued Evanston’s undefeated start to the season as the Wildkits improved to 6-0. This week’s contest was also our closest one yet, with Skokie’s Mariyah Henley coming in second place, capturing 284 votes or 31 percent. (See final results here) We’d like to congratulate the following nominees for Athlete of the Week, Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Mariyah Henley, senior, basketball center, Niles North…
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The apps Downtown Oak Park, HopStop and MetroPulse are reviewed.
This week: A couple of quick hits on Chicagoland apps, starting with… Downtown Oak Park: I don’t know why more suburbs don’t have their own apps. This one, released by Evanston-based SweetPerk, was commissioned by a downtown business group to offer shoppers events listings, attractions, deals and business listings. The good news: It’s simple to use and looks great. The bad: The content is underdeveloped. A few days ago, there were no events lists and thus far, only one attraction: The Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio. Given time, though, this could be a killer app. Right now, the architecture is there—but the app needs furniture. PS: SweetPerk also has released Passport for Downtown Evanston, with plans for similar apps for Naperville and…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Wilmette's Park Masonic Lodge No. 931 celebrated its 100th birthday Saturday.
Masons from all over Illinois gathered to rededicate the Lodge No. 931 in Wilmette Saturday, marking its centennial year. Earlier: Schultz and Odhner's Celebrates 110 Years of Family Business The "Wilmette Park Masonic Lodge was created through a series of mergers of Masonic Lodges on Chicago’s North Shore including lodges in Wilmette, Evanston, and Winnetka," according to a statement from the Lodge. Masonry was established in the 16th century as a male fraternity "to improve the character of its members and to support their communities." There are two million Masonry members in the United States, with 75,000 of them residing in Illinois. Flip through the gallery above to learn more about the rededication ceremony.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Check out our complete coverage of safety, environmental and fun Lake Michigan stories.
Drive along Sheridan Road and it's hard not to be in awe of Lake Michigan at some point. Lake Michigan, one of the world's largest bodies of fresh water, offers incredible environmental insight, as well as good summer fun. But at times, the lake can be dangerous. To keep you in the loop, we've compiled our coverage: