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30 | April 12, 2018 | The wilmette beacon news THE GLENCOE ANCHOR Despite erosion at local ches, Glencoe Beach ready start of season It’s full steam ahead for Glencoe Beach this season. As beach season approaches, the Glencoe Park District said things are looking good, in terms of water levels and erosion. “The beach is going to open as normal,” said Bobby Collins, Glencoe Park District’s director of recreation and facilities. “We’ve been monitoring it a lot and going down there a lot. There have been no major changes in the last three months.” Opening day is planned for May 26. Reporting by Megan Bernard, Contributing Editor. Full story at GlencoeAnchor. com. THE WINNETKA CURRENT Expansion of Winnetka Community House parking lot gets green light In a unanimous decision, the Winnetka Village Council approved a special-use permit to allow for the long-awaited expansion of the existing parking lot at the Winnetka Community House at its Tuesday, April 3 regular meeting. According to the B-1 Multiple Family Residential Zoning District code for the village, parking lots are allowed to be designated as special use. With the approved decision, the existing Champion House building will be demolished so that the parking lot can be expanded from fitting 20 vehicles to 26. Reporting by Todd Marver, Freelance Reporter. Full story at WinnetkaCurrent. com. THE LAKE FOREST LEADER Chase Bank receives green light to replace old McDonald’s site After months of at times contentious discussions, the Lake Forest City Council approved the construction of a Chase Bank including drive through service in the Waukegan Road business district during its meeting on April 2. The construction of the new Chase Bank, which will replace the old McDonald’s site at 884 Waukegan Road, was approved in a 7-1 vote, with Alderman Raymond Buschmann the only “no” vote. This approval comes after months of discussion and consideration. Reporting by Miriam Finder Annenberg, Freelance Reporter. Full story at THE NORTHBROOK TOWER GBN grad making waves in water sports world Even though Danny Amir grew up more than 1,000 miles away from the state of Florida, he always knew he would one day end up in Orlando. Amir, a 2000 GBN graduate, spent his teenage years on the chase. But Amir’s chase was never one for money or affection, rather one for unfrozen water — a needed means for pursuing his near-lifelong love of water sports. And Orlando was always his end goal. “In my mind, I kind of always wanted to get down to Florida so that I could be on the water all the time,” Amir said. Reporting by Martin Carlino, Contributing Editor. Full story at NorthbrookTower. com. THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK Highland Park Toys R Us has six prospective buyers The toy wonderland may be closing, as the company announced all stores will close, but the Highland Park location likely won’t remain vacant for long. USA Today reported that the location has six prospective buyers. Amerco Real Estate, Blue Water Capital, BRFI, Festival Development, HP Retail Division Capital and Pacifica Companies are all in the bidding to buy the space at 1610 Deerfield Road. The company announced in January it would close or consolidate 182 of its underperforming stores, but then announced in March all of its stores would close. Reporting by Xavier Ward, Contributing Editor. Full story at THE GLENVIEW LANTERN Maple School students toss dirt first ahead of new school construction Twelve Maple School students wielding golden spades broke ground for their new school against a backdrop of industrial bulldozers, excavators and backhoe loaders. Wearing red, plastic hard hats and winter coats, the Mustangs dug their tools into the ground and flung dirt into the sky amid a chorus of cheers at the end of Northbrook/Glenview School District 30’s groundbreaking ceremony. 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