Secret Chicago Shore
Venture beyond the city limits for dining, shopping, cultural events, and―no kidding―fabulous beaches.
Bob Stefko, Writer Susan Haynes
A town of 28,000 people, Wilmette sits among a string of communities that hug a nearly 35-mile stretch of Lake Michigan. From
the university town of Evanston to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, the North Shore embraces some two-dozen beaches and waterfront
parks, which draw hordes of swimmers, sailors, volleyball players, and beachcombers each season