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One-of-a-Kind Winnetka WWII Veteran Database

Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011 Due to incredible foresight, the Winnetka Historical Society has an extremely valuable resource relating to World War II. In April 1945, the Winnetka Village Council authorized the appointment of a Joint Committee on War Records. This unique committee was comprised of representatives from Winnetka American Legion Post #10, the […]

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Winnetka’s Civil War Heroes

Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2012 In the summer of 2011, former Winnetkan John Chimoures stopped by the WHS Museum with a simple question: “Why is there no Civil War star on the cenotaph?” Two Civil War soldiers’ names are called out every year on Memorial Day but are not listed on the cenotaph. The […]