Thursday, March 21, 2013
Patch is hiring a sales rep to cover several sites. Know someone who would be a good fit? Here's how to apply.
Patch wants to hire a "rock star" advertising manager with local online advertising sales experience in the Chicago area. Patch provides news and information for dozens of suburban communities, as well as six neighborhood sites in the city of Chicago. The Community Field Sales Representative will work primarily within a group of clustered Patch sites. The position available will manage sales for select sites including Des Plaines, Evanston, Niles-Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Wilmette-Kenilworth and Winnetka-Glencoe. It is essential that applicants know the communities and surrounding areas well, and is familiar with the digital and social media world. Also key is someone who loves to see small businesses succeed. Interested? Send your resume …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
After a grant set back in November, plans to fill the 6.8-mile gap of the Skokie Valley Trail could be foiled by potential cuts in federal funding cuts.
A potential cut in federal funds could halt Wilmette, Northfield, Northbrook and Glenview's plans to close a 6.8-mile gap of the Skokie Valley Trail, Triblocal reports. Illinois' newly proposed five-year transportation bill eliminates money for Transportation Enhancements, which jeopordizes plans to connect the trail from the Chicago-area to Wisconsin*, local leaders and advocates told Triblocal. The bill will replace the state's previous six-year transportation plan, which expired last year. Related: Winnetka Takes Steps to Improve Bikeway System “If this legislation ends up in the final bill as written, it completely guts every substantial trail — biking and walking — opportunity in the country,” Eric Oberg, a manager of trail …
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:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The New Trier Democratic Organization polled 200 township residents, and now Patch wants your thoughts.
Kickstarting economic growth is the most important national issue for New Trier Township residents, according to a 2011 straw poll conducted by the New Trier Democratic Organization (NTDO). The volunteer group conducted the survey during a series of July sidewalk sales in Glencoe, Wilmette and Winnetka. Roughly 200 area residents were asked to rank 13 topics, and also questioned about casino development in Illinois. Poll takers voted "2:1 against expanding gambling casinos in Illinois," according to a press release from NTDO. Meanwhile, Patch wants to keep the poll going. We've listed the 13 issues below and encourage readers to share their thoughts in the comments below. Additionally, you can join the discussion on our Facebook pages for …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Midwest Storm takes out TV and the Internet.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
If you were one of the fortunate ones that weren't affected and still have power, you may be without Internet and TV. At least if you're a Comcast customer. A Comcast representative said the Midwest is experiencing an outage. And don't bother calling. Apparently, no matter how hard you try, you're call will be dropped. That's if you're calling 1800-Comcast. Patch was able to get through via online chat. The best thing to do now is wait it out. The representative did note that technicians are out trying to remedy the problem, but no time table was given. In the meantime, if you're without both power and Comcast check out these places to cure the outage blues.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Stores in Glencoe, Northfield and Wilmette are some of the first to utilize the new service.
North Shore Walgreen Co. customers can now shop without ever having to enter a store thanks to the Web Pickup service the company launched Monday. With a click of a button, shoppers can order products online that'll be bagged for pick up in an hour at Walgreens stores in Glencoe, Northfield and Wilmette. "Our customers value choice, control and convenience; web pickup offers all of these." Walgreen's Media Relations Manager Jim Cohn told Patch. The Chicagoland area is the first to experience a full rollout—roughly 480 stores are expected to have the service by August—following a 27-store trial in San Jose, Calif. Meanwhile the program falls in line with Walgreen's bigger web development goals, according to Cohn. "Our website re-launched a …