A New Artificial Intelligence Tool Has the Attention of Educators, but Local Schools Want to Harness the Technology, Not Ban It

In certain circles, Chat GPT — an artificial intelligence bot — has been vilified as a harbinger of education’s doom. Some of the country’s largest school systems, including districts in New York City and Los Angeles, have blocked access to the technology out of fear it could enable widespread cheating among the students. North Shore administrators […]

Winnetka Students Have Ideas to Save the Planet

Do you feel wasteful throwing away wrapping paper? Do you despise gift wrapping, with the tape crumples and disappearing scissors? Well does Skokie School sixth-grader Jonny Ornstein have the answer for you. Introducing Vrapper, a new way to wrap using reusable fabric lined with velcro strips.  “You can unattach it and reuse it,” Ornstein explained, […]

'I'm Here. I'm Going to Stay Here': John Salvi's Journey from a Brain Tumor to a Broken New Trier Rowing Record

Living with an inoperable brain tumor, 16-year-old John Salvi faced numerous obstacles, and of them, the most ordinary also was the most devastating: A mirror. Fifteen pounds lighter, with no hair and a medical access port sticking out of his chest, the Wilmette resident often struggled to look at his reflection. “To see this frail […]

Trick-or-Treating Hours and 26 'Fright-Tastic' Local Events to Celebrate Halloween on the North Shore

The scares are available all month in the North Shore.  The event calendar is packed with Halloween activities to help you celebrate the October holiday. From library crafts and horror trivia to family fun and pooch parades, we have collected info on close to 30 spooktacular events in the area.  Trick-or-Treating Hour WILMETTEHours: 4-8 p.m. […]

Wilmette Becomes Latest North Shore Town to Urge State Lawmakers to Pass Stricter Gun Laws

“Emphatically aye.” Wilmette Trustee Peter Barrow’s statement of assent was part of the Village Board’s unanimous approval on Tuesday, Sept. 13, of a resolution encouraging the Illinois General Assembly to address gun violence and firearm safety. As part of the resolution — full text on page 298 — the board is asking for a statewide […]