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Wilmette Mourns the Loss of a Community Champion: Tom Behrens, Founder of The Night Ministry

Reverend Tom Behrens, a longtime Wilmette resident and Founding President and Former CEO of The Night Ministry, was a beacon of hope for Chicago’s most vulnerable citizens. His unwavering commitment to serving the city’s unhoused and marginalized communities has left an indelible mark on the city of Chicago and beyond.

Apr 22, 2024

Tom Behrens wearing a raincoat

D39's Misleading Pandemic Communications as Wilmette Breaks Records

On Thursday, Wilmette surpassed its prior record of new weekly COVID-19 cases, now over four times the CDC’s red level for community transmission. School case rates far surpass the community spread, though by presenting severely distorted charts, it is virtually impossible to notice.

Dec 19, 2021

misleading charts

New Trier Saliva Test: Is it Enough to Open the School?

As COVID-19 cases exceed record levels, New Trier opened up Tuesday for in-person classes in conjunction with an unapproved saliva-based test.

Nov 12, 2020

The Mental Health Crisis of Teaching During a Pandemic

Several district teachers have had to seek inpatient treatment for mental health this fall. Here is one of their stories.

Oct 22, 2020

Wilmette School District Releases Plans for In-person Instruction as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Wilmette Education Association president comes out against district’s plan, insists on remote learning.

Aug 3, 2020