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Summer Downpour

Saturday was one of those hot summer afternoons at the beach that ends with a downpour. One minute I was walking along a path at Gillson Park, enjoying a view of the lake between the sand dunes, smelling delicious slow-cook barbecue, and hearing the joyful hub-bub of kids …

The Case of the Flooded Basement

I expected to be able to snooze through last week’s Wilmette Village Board meeting, since “sewers” and “flooding” weren’t on the agenda. But midway through, I was jolted awake… A seemingly trivial agenda item (a request for a zoning variance for new construction on a teardown site) turned …

More Studies on Wilmette’s Separate Storm Sewer

In April, the Wilmette Village Board approved engineering studies to find “more economical” ways to improve Wilmette’s separate storm sewer. “Basically, this is an outgrowth of the initial study,” said Trustee Julie Wolf, Chair of the Municipal Services Committee, referring to the initial Separate Storm Sewer System Stormwater …

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