Articles filed under Wilmette

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  • ‘Grand Budapest’ Oscar nominee discovered love of film in suburbs Feb 22, 2015 1:00 AM
    Robert Yeoman, a Northbrook and Wilmette native, remembers when he found out he’d been named an Academy Award nominee for the cinematography on Wes Anderson’s stylish comedy “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” “I was standing in the closet getting dressed and I received a text from a friend in New York congratulating me,” he said. “Nothing bothered me that day, I was walking on air for sure!”

  • Wintrust ATMs get new software, works with your smartphone Jan 15, 2015 1:37 PM
    Rosemont-based Wintrust is adding new software to its fleet of 190 ATMs so that they can communicate with your smartphone. About 29 ATMs so far have the new software that will allow your smartphone to do the so-called cardless cash transaction.

  • Your 2015 Guide to the Suburbs: It’s our best advice, but share yours too Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM
    Want to make the most of 2015? Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen introduces a special New Year's Day guide to living, working and playing in the suburbs.

  • High morals expected of public officials Dec 1, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wilmette letter to the editor: I don’t ask my plumber if he is faithful to his wife. But then again, my plumber didn’t take an oath of office, and neither did Martin Luther King.

  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

  • NAMI walk raises $1000,00 to help those with mental illness Nov 11, 2014 4:20 PM
    More than 600 people came with their dogs to NAMIWalks, a 5K walk sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness–Cook County North Suburban. The walk was on Saturday, Oct. 18., in Blue Star Memorial Woods, Glenview Woods, and Harms Woods in Glenview.

  • Great harm in giving animals antibiotics Nov 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wilmette letter to the editor: Bacteria’s capacity for antibiotic resistance is old news. Alexander Fleming cautioned us about bacterium’s capacity to mutate and become resistant to penicillin. He knew the more exposure bacteria had to antibiotics, the less effective these drugs would be.

  • Minimum wage question was a voting ploy Nov 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wilmette letter to the editor: If the Democrats are the party of the people, looking out for the common man, and they believe that the minimum wage should be raised, then why haven’t they raised it already? They control the House, the Senate, and the governorship. They could have passed this months ago. They make it sound like the Republicans are keeping it from happening.

  • West is turning its back on Israel Aug 25, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wilmette letter to the editor: When anti-Semitism is so overpowering that the West condemns the only country ever to stand up to and defeat the jihadists, I can understand why Osama bin Laden predicted that the West did not have the stomach to engage in the battle and would be defeated.

  • Pension savings plan just another scheme Aug 4, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wilmette letter to the editor: You printed a HYPERLINK ""letter on July 14 from a state senator touting and explaining a bill now working its way through Springfield. The bill would require certain employees to make contributions to a pension fund run by the state. What could possibly go wrong with this?

  • Young Naperville entprereneur honored Jun 30, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Zakery Kates, owner of Naperville-based Simple Edge web marketing firm, who serves on a number of boards and volunteers at countless events, especially for Kids Matter and the Naperville Jaycees. He’s also a member of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce and was recently recognized by the chamber’s Small Business of the Year Awards in the category of Young Entrepreneur. He’s only 25.

  • Chicago-area lawyer sent to prison for 15 years Jun 25, 2014 9:54 PM
    A Chicago-area lawyer and accountant labeled by the government as history’s most prolific and unrepentant tax cheat was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison, and the judge bemoaned the “incredible greed” of some of America’s wealthiest people for taking advantage of the tax shelters he peddled.

  • Hearing aid offers remote control via iPhone Jun 5, 2014 2:01 PM
    If you have hearing loss, you likely know what it’s like to use your fingers to manually adjust a tiny dial on a hearing aid. Yet, as technology advances, so do the features on those aids, including wireless control. In March, Glenview-based Beltone introduced Beltone First, its first hearing aid that works with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for remote control.

  • ‘Jeopardy’s’ Collins still busy after being dethroned Jun 5, 2014 1:49 PM
    Wilmette native Julia Collins’s 20-game “Jeopardy” winning streak ended this week and she finished with $428,100 in prize money, making her the top female player in the game show’s 50-year history and second overall to Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in 2004 and pocketed $2.5 million. On Wednesday, the Washington Post spoke with Collins about gender, her time on “Jeopardy” and the value of a liberal arts degree.

  • Wilmette woman wins 20th victory on ‘Jeopardy!’ May 31, 2014 1:01 AM
    Julia Collins can count another “Jeopardy!” victory and another milestone. The TV game show said Collins won her 20th game Friday, putting her alone in second place for most consecutive nontournament victories. When she scored her 19th win on Thursday, she was in a second-place tie with season 22 contestant David Madden.

  • Wilmette woman extends ‘Jeopardy!’ winning streak May 30, 2014 8:53 AM
    “Jeopardy!” champion Julia Collins is keeping her winning streak alive. The TV game show says Collins, 31, of Wilmette scored her 19th consecutive victory on Thursday’s contest. That puts her in a second-place tie for most consecutive nontournament wins. She shares the No. 2 spot with season 22 contestant David Madden. The top “Jeopardy!” player is Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in season 21 for a total of $2.5 million.

  • North Shore native looks for 19th 'Jeopardy!' win May 29, 2014 10:45 AM
    Answer: She predicted in her eighth grade yearbook that she would someday be a “Jeopardy!” champion. Question: Who is Julia Collins? Collins has made good on her prediction, and then some. On the episode that aired Tuesday, the 31-year-old resident of Wilmette became the third person in “Jeopardy!” history to win as many as 17 consecutive non-tournament games, earning her a total of $372,700 and making her the show's winningest woman.

  • We’re ruining freedom along with families May 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wilmette letter to the editor: We’ve destroyed the home, which was always the primary source of teaching our children how to live. We have taught our daughters that it is more important to have a career than to have a family.

  • Book notes: Cantigny hosts Pulitzer winner David Finkel Apr 26, 2014 5:45 AM
    Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel discusses and signs copies of his book "Thank You for Your Service" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Visitors Center Theater at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Admission and parking are free. Visit

  • Quinn, Rauner release donation totals Apr 15, 2014 10:50 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner have filed their latest campaign reports with the state. Rauner on Tuesday announced he raised more than $9 million in the first three months of the year. Quinn said he raised $5 million in the first quarter, much of it from labor unions.

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