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A 53-year-old Wilmette man died after crashing into a construction site behind a “road closed” barricade on Tower Road in Winnetka early this morning, according to a release by the Winnetka Police Department.
Police and fire units responded to the scene after a passing motorist reported a crashed vehicle at 1:36 a.m. The single occupant, Douglas Pendry, was transported to Evanston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Sometimes, love stinks — just ask Spike about it.
Who’s Spike, you ask? Spike is the Chicago Botanic Garden’s 12-year-old titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) — commonly referred to as the corpse flower. For the first time in the Chicago area, the plant will bloom, providing a sensory experience, optical and olfactory, to visitors of the garden’s Semitropical Greenhouse. (The first documented titan arum blooming in the United States occurred in 1937 at the New York Botanical Garden.)
This home, located across from a protected bird sanctuary and designed by architect Paul Konstant, sits on a quiet street close to town.
What: Five-bedroom, 4.1-bath home
Where: 602 South Ave., Glencoe
Amenities: This home — originally built for former Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Candian Football League quarterback Tom Clements’ family — features a two-story front entry and hardwood floors. The approximately 3,600-square-foot home includes four second-floor bedrooms with an au-pair suite on the lower level.
Glencoe 150 Hall of Fame Sesquicentennial dinner was held Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Skokie Country Club.
John Kastl, Glencoe resident, lawyer and former Hollywood actor, served as master of ceremonies.
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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Wednesday, May 29, near the Indian Hill train station in Winnetka, as reported by The Winnetka Current.
Metra was notified at 7:12 p.m. that a Union Pacific North train hit the pedestrian near the station while heading north toward Kenosha, said Sylvia Cooper, a Metra spokesperson.
“The Winnetka Fire Department confirmed the fatality,” she said.
As of press time, details on the victim are not available.
Blacksheep General Store, located at 346 Park Ave., opened its doors on Friday, Sept. 26, the latest addition to the downtown business district.