Wilmette Man Dies After Falling Onto Glass Coffee Table

A 58-year-old Wilmette man died early Sunday, after falling backwards onto a glass coffee table in his home.


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Wilmette Cop Gets Probation For Stealing Cash From DUI Suspect

A north suburban police officer was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to theft for ordering a DUI suspect to pay an unnecessary cash bond.


Hundreds Honor Fallen Marine Who Died In Beirut Bombing

More than 200 people, including the mother and sisters of fallen Marine Sgt. John Phillips, took part in a ceremony unveiling a plaque to Phillips, 29 years after the Wilmette man died in a Beirut bombing attack.


Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Report: Many Suburbs Are Hospitable For Commuters Without Cars

A new report says many suburbs are transit-friendly – that is, hospitable for those who are not traveling with a car.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

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FDIC Takes Control Of Wilmette-Based Bank

Premier Bank has become the third Illinois bank to fail this year, and the second this month. State regulators worked with the bank for months in an attempt to save it.


A Prairie style home and cottage -- designed by John Van Bergen, an associate of architect Frank Lloyd Wright -- located in Wilmette has been sold to a developer who specializes in teardowns, but who might spare the historic structures after learning of their history. (Photo courtesy Redfin.com)

Historic Wilmette Home Could Be Spared From Wrecking Ball

A contractor who specializes in tear-downs is buying a historic Prairie-style home and cottage on adjoining lots in east Wilmette, but preservationists say the chances for saving both are looking good.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

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Wilmette Police Nab Suspect In Burglary; Another Eludes Police

An Evanston man has been charged with residential burglary after police reportedly caught him near the scene of a Friday burglary in north suburban Wilmette.


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Wilmette Man Pleads Guilty To Christmas Day Murder Of Aunt

A Wilmette man has been convicted and sentenced to prison for the beating death of his aunt on Christmas Day.


Bobtail Ice Cream Shop in Wilmette is serving up internships for special teens. (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: Ice Cream Interns

A suburban ice cream store is serving up more than just your favorite flavors this summer. It’s dishing up job skills and a whole lot more for some special teenagers, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Funeral Home Workers Avoid Strike, Accept 3-Year Contract

Employees at four Chicago area funeral homes have avoided a strike by signing off on a new three-year contract.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Strike Called Off At 4 Local Funeral Homes

Workers at four local funeral homes are expected to go on strike Tuesday morning because of a labor dispute.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011


Teen Charged With Breaking Woman’s Hand In Wilmette Purse Theft

A Chicago teen has been arrested for breaking a woman’s hand while trying to steal her purse in Wilmette.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

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Report: School District Angry Over ACLU Complaint

The American Civil Liberties Union recently put out a letter complaining that a North Shore school district was using software that blocked gay and lesbian-oriented Web sites, leaving the school district “furious.”

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

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Wilmette Cop Charged With Scamming Man Out Of Bond Money

A Wilmette police officer stands charged with ordering a drunken driving suspect to pay her a cash bond for release, even though no such bond was legally required.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Donald McGuire

New Claims In Case Of Sexually Abusive Priest

New allegations are being made in connection with one of the many sex abuse cases against the Rev. Donald McGuire, a Roman Catholic priest who is now serving a 25-year prison sentence.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

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Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Wilmette Crash

A young man from Chicago was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday, one week after pleading guilty in a fatal drunk-driving crash last June in Wilmette.


The scene of a pedestrian-train accident in Wilmette (David Thomas)

Elderly Man Fatally Struck By Metra Train

A Metra train fatally struck an elderly Evanston man Friday afternoon in an apparent suicide in north suburban Wilmette.



Killings, Threats Not The Best Way To A Woman’s Heart

There are ways to impress a woman, but telling her you just killed two people and that she might be next is probably not the most skillful way to do it.


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Police: Man Ordered Hit On Woman He Battered

A northwest suburban man just weeks away from completing a short jail sentence for domestic violence-related charges was indicted for trying to arrange the murder of the woman he was accused of battering.


Dr. Joshua Baron

Doctor Arrested In Sex-For-Drugs Sting

An Oak Park doctor was arrested Thursday for allegedly offering to trade prescription drugs for sex.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011