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Top 10 News on Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch in 2012

From a Wilmette man dying after falling through a glass coffee table to C.J. Arthur's closing, here are the top news from last year.

Why the World Won't End Tomorrow

Don’t make any rash decisions: Experts say Dec. 21, 2012 is going to be just another typical winter solstice.

 

Wilmette Man Dies After Fall Through Glass Coffee Table

A 58-year-old Wilmette man died in mid December after falling backward through a glass coffee table and severely wounding his back, police reported.

 

C.J. Arthur’s to Close End of September

After serving the North Shore for more than 20 years, a Wilmette business will be closing its doors.

 

Gilson’s Owner Developing Second Restaurant in Wilmette

Operated by Gilson’s co-owner Chuck Rometty, the family-friendly restaurant will take over The Crystal Cave’s former location at 1141 Central Ave. Its menu will blend barbecue and upscale bar food paired with wine and a list of about 50 beers from around the world. While entrees at Gilson’s peak at $28.95, no dishes at The Big Black Dog will cost more than $19.99.

 

Drunk Driver Causes Three-Car Crash on Lake Ave.

Two victims were taken to the hospital, two cars were towed from the scene and Glenview PD briefly shutdown eastbound Lake Ave. traffic

 

Police: Former New Trier Student Recognized While Burglarizing Acquaintance's Wilmette Home

Wilmette Police arrested a 20-year-old formerNew Trier High School student Friday after a school acquaintance recognized him when he attempted to burglarize her home earlier that morning, police say.

 

PHOTOS: The Big Black Dog Tavern & Grill Opens its Doors

The Wilmette eatery features an extensive beer list, a large menu, flat screen TVs, an internet jukebox and many pictures of big black dogs.

 

Police: Wilmette Store Manger Admits Stealing $42K from Business

A Waukegan man admitted to stealing over $42,000 during his time as a manger of a Wilmette business by diverting customer credit card payments into a personal bank account, police reported.

 

Conor Dwyer Wins Gold in Olympic 800-Meter Relay

The Winnetka native and Loyola Academy alum will be bringing the top medal home to the North Shore.

 

What's the Best Preschool in New Trier Township?

Patch wants to know. The best preschool is the latest installment of our Readers’ Choice series.And we're open to suggestions — if there's a Readers' Choice you want to see, let us know.

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Judith Mandel January 02, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Saving Elmwood Beach not a top 10 story. Seriously?
Chi-an Chang January 03, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Hi Judith, The Top 10 stories were selected based on how many people read the article and the Elmwood Beach stories was not among the top 10, but I agree it was also a major story in 2012. Thanks for your feedback! Best, Chi-an
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