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Back in the Day: Anita Willets-Burnham: Artist, writer and world traveler

This article originally appeared in the October 4, 2019 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: Anita Willets-Burnham: Artist, writer and world traveler By Holly Marihugh The Winnetkan world-traveling artist, Anita Willets-Burnham, once said, “Doing what can’t be done is the glory of living.” To prove her point, she traveled all over the […]

Back in the Day: Moonshine raid details Winnetka’s brief booze history

This article originally appeared in the February 27, 2019 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: Moonshine raid details Winnetka’s brief booze history By Holly Marihugh As the clock struck 6 p.m. Dec. 8, 1926, seven Winnetka police officers raided Curruti’s restaurant on Linden Street for the crime of serving illicit moonshine. The […]

Back In The Day: When Winnetka’s best-known restaurant was part of a national story

This article originally appeared in the April 30, 2018 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back In The Day: When Winnetka’s best-known restaurant was part of a national story By Peter Butler During the depths of the Great Depression in 1934, Harvey and Clara Klingeman opened the Indian Trail Restaurant on Chestnut Street, where the recently […]

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Researching Your Winnetka Property

Whether you live in a new or an older home, your Winnetka property has a history to tell.  The history of structures on your property can be valuable information for remodeling, renovating, or planning for new buildings or structures on your land. To help you begin your research, we’ve put together a booklet outlining the […]