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Pearl Martin, called “mayoress” and “czarina” of Wilmette, was criticized for strictly enforcing the beach rules. She’s shown in this c. 1911 photo with her children, George (right) and Mary. Some folks attributed her death in 1917 at age 36 to the stress she felt as chief enforcer. Photo courtesy of the Wilmette Historical Museum
John Jacoby, Contributing Columnist
John Jacoby, Contributing Columnist
5:00 am CST February 25, 2020
• July 13, 1913: Johnnie Hirsch, 17, of 1729 Elmwood Avenue, Wilmette, surrendered to Los Angeles police.