Saturday, August 27, 2011
Evanston boy dies in Lake Michigan while swimming in an unpatrolled area
This article has been updated as of 10:36 a.m. on Aug. 28. An unidentified 14-year-old Evanston boy drowned Saturday afternoon near Gillson Park in Lake Michigan, according to Wilmette Police Chief Brian King. The teen "had been swimming off of the pier with several friends when a wave pulled him under and he did not resurface," according to a Wilmette Police statement released late Saturday. Almost two hours after being called to the scene, officials found the boy "200 yards south of where he was last seen" and transported him to an Evanston Hospital. The teen was soon pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld and will be released after extended family have been notified, according to police. According to King, the boy and his …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Both Wilmette and Kenilworth capture classic American culture.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Andrea Hart
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Patch is your guide as you become a tourist in Chicagoland. Whether you're new to town or want to explore the city you've loved for years, check out the Patch Passport series. From the instant you step out of the Linden Ave. CTA Station in Wilmette, a sense of classic American charm strikes you. Perhaps the sensation is sparked by the cobblestone, or knowing that you walk Norman Rockwell-esque avenues that were once similarly enjoyed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, comedian Bill Murray and American Idol Season 10 finalist Casey Abrams. Wander further north along Lake Michigan, and you're hit with becoming testaments to the country's history as you enter the Village of Kenilworth. The people who inhabit both villages continue to make …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Gillson Park has a long history in Wilmette, but major renovations and additions in the last 20 years have turned it into a thriving recreational center.
Each week in Suburban Stadiums, Winnetka and Wilmette Patches will feature two different local athletic facilities, from fitness centers to neighborhood parks. We’ll dive into its history, list what programs it has to offer and provide a calendar of major events hosted at the space. GILLSON PARK Set on some of the North Shore’s most picturesque real estate, Wilmette’s Gillson Park is well-known for its variety of recreational options. During the active summer months, the park is filled with residents playing tennis, running, sailing or just tanning at the beach. Facilities and History: Gillson Park was first organized on 22 acres of “made land” as a result of a new drainage canal connecting Lake Michigan and the North Branch of the Chicago…