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Kenilworth Among Richest Towns In America; Winnetka Among Smartest

Growing up on the fringes of the North Shore, we always felt like we were the kids with our nose pressed against the window of a candy store filled with money.

09/11/2014

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas coaches Marc Katz on how to hit during the Planters Power Hitter Event at the Skokie Playfields on August 6, 2014 in Winnetka, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Planters)

Frank Thomas Coaches Rec League Softball Team

Last week, former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas was in Cooperstown, N.Y., to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Last night, he coached first base for a 12-inch recreational league softball game in Winnetka.

08/07/2014

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Most Expensive Mansion Ever Built On N. Shore For Sale

A Winnetka mansion that purports to be the most expensive home ever built on the North Shore is back on the market, at a relatively big discount.

04/09/2014

Firefighters battled a large fire Wednesday night at a vacant home in north suburban WInnetka. (Credit: CBS)

Winnetka Home Destroyed By Fire

The bitter cold made for a challenging night for firefighters in north suburban Winnetka, as they spent hours battling a large house fire.

02/27/2014

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Christmas On Garland

It’s that time of year for synchronized Christmas lights and music. One home in Winnetka does it up right — and for charity. To learn more, click here.

12/23/2013

Laurie Dann

25 Years Ago, Laurie Dann Went On Deadly Rampage On North Shore

It was 25 years ago today when a tragedy unfolded in Winnetka.

05/20/2013

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$300K Bond For Glenview Teen Accused Of Stabbing Another Youth

Bond is set at $300,000 for the 17-year-old Glenview teenager accused of stabbing another teen, and whom the defense accuses of stealing an iPhone belonging to a friend off the suspect.

03/30/2013

A man operates an iPhone (Photo credit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Teen Stabbed Thief Who Took Friend’s iPhone

A Glenview teen who tried to help a friend retrieve a stolen iPhone has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing the alleged thief.

03/29/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Chicago

Say goodbye to the dragon and get ready to celebrate the year of the snake as the Chicagoland area prepares for the Chinese new year. From tea ceremonies to parades, there’s plenty to do to start the new year. Use this list to get started in planning your own festivities.

02/08/2013

A shopper leaves a Petco store July 14, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Texas Pacific Group and Leonard Green & Partners LP agreed to acquire the animal supplies retailer for $29 a share, 49 percent more yesterday's closing price. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Protesters In Winnetka Say Petco Could Ruin Independent Pet Store

Fifty people and 12 dogs marched against the proposal by Petco to put a store on the eastern edge of downtown Winnetka. Connor and Sloane Grant, all of 10 and 8, drew signs supporting the local pet store “Noah’s Ark.”

11/30/2012

Rhiana Gunn-Wright (CBS)

2 From Chicago Area, Including Englewood Native, Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

32 American students are among the “best of the best” being offered Rhodes Scholarships to study at Oxford University.

WBBM Newsradio–11/18/2012

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Winnetka Village Trustee Busted For Allegedly Driving Drunk In Skokie

A Winnetka village trustee was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she was pulled over for a traffic stop in Skokie early this past Thursday morning.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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Suspected Cougar Spotted In Winnetka

Police say a cougar may be roaming around the affluent North Shore suburb of Winnetka.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Chicago area swimmers Conor Dwyer (left) and Matt Grevers (right) have both won gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and both have trained at the Lake Forest Swim Club. (Credit: Clive Rose/ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Swimmers Grevers, Dwyer Bask In Glow Of Gold Medal Fame

The 2012 Olympics are over, and now, two members of the U.S. Men’s Swimming Team from the Chicago area are back home, basking in the glory.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2012

Sarah Zelenka and Sara Hendershot of the United States prepare to compete in the Women's Pair Heats on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on July 28, 2012 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/ Getty Images)

Winning First Day For Illinois Athletes At London Olympics

Three athletes with ties to the Chicago-area qualified for the medal rounds of their respective sports on Saturday at the 2012 Olympics in London.

07/28/2012

Conor Dwyer

Winnetka Swimmer And First-Time Olympian Eager To Win Medal

A suburban swimmer hopes to make a splash at the London 2012 Summer Games and not just in the pool. First time Olympian Conor Dwyer of Winnetka wants to win a medal.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2012

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Best Places Where Dogs Can Swim In Chicago

That pup appreciates every mundane conversation and doesn’t care about bank accounts or status symbols. He just wants to play, and in Chicago’s warm months, that means a righteous swim somewhere dogs are welcome. Make that best buddy happy at the city’s best doggy dip options.

06/01/2012

Two teens were rescued an hour after they were thrown from one of these jet skis Monday. (CBS)

Teen Girls Rescued After Thrown From Jet Ski Near Winnetka

Life jackets may have saved the lives of two 14-year-old girls when they were thrown from a jet ski and spent more than an hour floating in Lake Michigan Monday near north suburban Winnetka.

05/28/2012

Jan Borja

New Trier Community Mourns Former Teacher, Administrator

Students and staff at New Trier High school are grieving over the weekend death of a former teacher and administrator.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2012

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Winnetka Man Dies After Auto Accident In North Suburbs

A man died Tuesday evening after an apparent auto accident in north suburban Skokie.

11/01/2011

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