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Winnetka trustees hit pause on new lakefront construction ‘to study this and do it right’

When it comes to protecting the Lake Michigan shoreline, the Winnetka Village Council has heard from residents who want more done. And since introducing four ordinances two weeks ago with that goal in mind, trustees have continued to hear from residents with opinions on the...

The Record is national-award finalist for coverage of Winnetka lakefront saga

The Institute of Nonprofit News has selected The Record North Shore’s reporting on Winnetka’s lakefront as among the best explanatory journalism of the past year. The Record’s coverage is one of four finalists for the Insight Award for Explanatory Journalism as part of INN’s annual...

Following months of talks, Winnetka council introduces measures to regulate lakefront construction

Amid discussions surrounding lakefront property, including concerns about environmental protections and public access, the Winnetka Village Council is moving forward with amendments designed to increase its authority over its shoreline. The four amendments, which trustees advanced one at a time, were the only items discussed...

After commissioners’ walkout, Winnetka Park Board cannot vote to protest Village’s lakefront proposals

The Winnetka Park Board met with the hopes of deciding whether to formally protest a plan in front of the Village of Winnetka Board of Trustees. But it couldn’t. Commissioners Cynthia Rapp and Colleen Root walked out of the session, leaving the Park Board...