WILMETTE, IL — While New Year's Eve 2020 will be unlike year's past The end of an unforgettable year offers a opportunity to look back on some of the top local news stories from Wilmette and Kenilworth published during 2020.
The year's coverage was dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, which touched the life of every member of the community in some way — from schools to work, from the political to the personal.
Since the start of year, there have been 1,025 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths among Wilmette residents. In Kenilworth, there have been 105 confirmed cases of the virus and no deaths among residents, according to data from the Cook County Department of Public Health and medical examiner's office.
But COVID-19 was not the only thing in the news in New Trier Township this year. Find some of the most-read articles published by Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch during 2020 below.
In a challenging time, a Wilmette Catholic parish is working to build and maintain relationships among its members.
With its building sold and membership dwindling, the group's few remaining veterans are reportedly set to join Morton Grove Post 143.
Kate Donegan, a former special education teacher from Skokie, is set to lead the one-school district through an administrative restructure.
"The issues leading to the petition expand beyond the school's name and should be addressed by the village as a whole," a board member said.
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The "Chantilly Lace Comfort Project" has gifted bags to hundreds of nurses at local hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.
The Archdiocese of Chicago's non-unionized teachers face a choice between losing their jobs or going to work amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Dozens of volunteers helped Iona McQuiston with her Eagle Scout service project Thursday at the Women's Club of Wilmette.
The director of Glencoe's public safety department and police chiefs in Wilmette and Winnetka each issued statements about Floyd's death.
With 'little or no guidance' from state or local officials, the district created a new advisory board to develop its own reopening metrics.
Up to 25 percent of students will be allowed to return to campus under the hybrid learning plan set to begin Tuesday.
Gabby White hopes a pledge to order takeout at least once a week can help Wilmette restaurants survive the coronavirus pandemic this winter.
With help from her students, Harper Elementary School teacher Katy Kennedy has sent out nearly 1,000 cards to veterans and their families.
The annual event featuring village managers and board presidents from a trio of North Shore communities moved online for 2020.
Construction on the 109-unit luxury apartment building is expected to be complete in mid-2023.
Voters in Wilmette and five other suburbs favored allowing weed to be sold locally.
Students — but not staff — must participate in the district's COVID-19 saliva screening program to come to campus in Northfield or Winnetka.
NorthShore University HealthSystem operates the regional hospital coordinating center for the north suburbs.
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