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Make Your Own Miniature


10 a.m. Jan. 12, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old

Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Charlene Ackerman will

guide guests through the

process of creating their

very own miniature garden.

All attendees need

to bring is a sense of funloving

creativity. Materials

will include a selected

container, soil mixture,

plants and a variety of

miniature items. A resource

list will be given

in order to carry on with

this newly found hobby.

The cost is $35 for members

and $45 for guests.

For more information,

call (847) 234-2209.

Lake Forest Country Day

School Open House

9 a.m. Jan. 12, Lake

Forest Country Day

School, 145 S. Green

Bay Road, Lake Forest.

This open house offers

an opportunity to tour

the campus, speak with

teachers and students, observe

classes in session

and meet families from

the LFCDS community.

To register for the open

house, please visit www.

lfcds.org or call the admission

office at (847)



Red Rose Jazz

4-6 p.m. Jan. 15, Gorton

Community Center, 400

E. Illinois Road, Lake

Forest. Come see Red

Rose Jazz band. The

Red Rose Band returns

to perform its exuberant

and historically accurate

repertoire of ragtime, early

jazz, Dixieland and more

in the Stuart Community

Room. Tickets are $25.

To purchase tickets and

for more information,

visit www.gortoncenter.



Martin Luther King Jr. Day

of Service

Jan. 16, Gorton Community

Center, 400 E Illinois

Road, Lake Forest.

CROYA youth will participate

in Lake Forest’s

first Annual Martin Luther

King Jr. Day of Service.

For more information,

contact Leslie (847) 810-


Dodgeball Winter Classic

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 16,

Deerpath Middle School,

95 W. Deerpath Road,

Lake Forest. Grab friends

and spend the day off of

school playing Dodgeball.

Teams are guaranteed

three games in a round

robin tournament. The

top teams in each of the

divisions will play for the

championship. First and

second place teams will receive

trophies. Games will

run approximately 15 minutes

each. All participants

will receive a Dodgeball

Classic T-Shirt. For more

information, visit www.



Art During the Holocaust:

Beauty and Brutality with

Cindy Lewis

10 a.m. Jan. 17, 24 and

31, Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Are created by victims

under Nazi domination attests

to the extraordinary

power of spiritual resistance.

Tickets are $17 per

lecture and $19 for guests.

Jan. 17 will focus on Concentration

Camp Artists.

For more information, call

(847) 234-2209.


Coloring Workshop

1 p.m. Jan. 18, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Coloring

is not just for kids

anymore. Coloring has

been proven to reduce

stress and anxiety. It also

promotes mindfulness and

allows creativity. Take a

break and join Dickinson

Hall member Fran Sunseri

as she shows you how relaxing

this trend can be.

No experience necessary.

We will supply the coloring

pages and colored pencils.

This event is free for

members only. For more

information, call (847)



Lake Forest Firefighters’

Chili Lunch

Noon Jan. 19, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Warm

up a cold January day with

a delicious chili lunch and

all the fixins’ prepared by

Lake Forest’s bravest. Our

Music Institute of Chicago

neighbor, Zach Friesen,

will serve up some sweet,

hot jazz for dessert. Come

for this feel-good community

event that will

help shake off the January

blues. This event is free.

For more information, call

(847) 234-2209.

Meditation 101: In Need

of a Pause Button?

1:30 p.m. Jan. 19,

Lake Bluff Library, 123

E. Scranton Ave., Lake

Bluff. Meditation can be

an effective form of stress

reduction and has the potential

to improve peace,

calm and quality of life.

Learn to achieve a state of

‘thoughtless awareness’ in

which the excessive stress

producing activity of the

mind in neutralized without

reducing alertness and

effectiveness. For more information,

visit www.lakeblufflibrary.org.


Cabin Fever Mucis with

The Buckthorns

4-6 p.m. Jan. 22, Gorton

Community Center, 400 E.

Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

This local a capella group

will perform a wide varity

of a capella as well as instrumentally


songs. Tickets cost $20

and includes small bites.

For more information, visit



Travel Night

6 p.m. Jan. 26, Lake

Forest Book Store, 662 N.

Western Ave., Lake Forest.

Travel Night with Kirsten

Maxwell. Travel writer,

blogger and local resident,

Kirsten Maxwell, will

share her travel and adventure

tips for families and

adults. lakeforestbookstore.com

(847) 234-4420.


Universal Greatness: Art


“Universal Greatness,”

an art exhibit organized by

local photographer Laurie

Giesen, will be on display

on the first floor of the

Lake Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff,

during the month of January.

This exhibit attempts

to answer the question,

“What makes someone

great?” It features art created

by eight elementary

age children from diverse

backgrounds as well as

photography by Ms. Giesen.

For more information,

visit www.lakeblufflibrary.


Pickle Ball

9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays,

Lake Forest Recreation

Center, 400 Hastings

Road. Come on out

and play America’s fastest

growing sport. Purchase

four days of play for $15

or pay a $5 drop-in fee.

CROYA Weekly Meetings

4-5 p.m. or 7-8 p.m.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays,

CROYA, 400 Hastings

Road, Lake Forest.

Take a mid-week break

to make friends, learn

about volunteer opportunities,

vote on community

events, join a CROYA

subcommittee, take on

leadership roles and have

fun. The middle school

meetings are 4-5 p.m. on

Tuesdays at CROYA. The

high school meetings are

7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays


Toastmasters Club

Noon-1 p.m. first

and third Tuesdays of

the month, Lake Forest

Graduate School of Management,

1905 W. Field

Drive, Lake Forest. Toastmasters

is an international

organization that aims to

help communication and

leadership skills for professional

and personal

growth with unlimited potential.

This club is open

to all. Visit lfgsm.toastmastersclubs.org

for more


Weekly Admission Open


9:30-10:30 a.m.,

Wednesdays, Montessori

School Main Campus,

13700 W. Laurel

Drive, Lake Forest. Every

Wednesday, join the Montessori

school for a public

open house. RSVP to Hope

Allegretti at hope@mslf.

org or call (847) 918-1000.

Lake Bluff Village Board


7 p.m., second and

fourth Monday every

month, Village Hall Board

Room, 40 E. Center Ave.

Come out to Village Hall

for the Lake Bluff Village

Board meeting. For more

information, visit www.


To submit an item for the

community calendar, contact

Editor Alyssa Groh at


or (847) 272-4565 ext. 21.

Entries are due by noon on

the Thursday prior to publication


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the lake forest leader | January 12, 2017 | 3

10th District to join Women’s March on Washington

Courtney Jacquin

Contributing Editor

While some will be celebrating

on Inauguration

Day Jan. 20, local men and

women will be gearing up

to bus across the country to


A group of 55 will be

traveling as a group from

the 10th District to Washington

Jan. 21 for the

Women’s March on Washington,

which is slated to

be the largest inauguration

weekend protest.

“People are very angry,

and people are very frightened

for what it means for

their rights and the rights

of people they care about,”

Lauren Beth Gash, founding

chairwoman of Tenth

District Democrats, of

Highland Park, said. “They

“People are very angry, and people are very

frightened for what it means for their rights and

the rights of people they care about. They want to

do something, and they felt this was something

they could do.”

-Lauren Beth Gash, founding chairwoman, Tenth District Democrats

want to do something, and

they felt this was something

they could do.”

According to the event’s

website, the march “will

send a bold message to our

new government on their

first day in office, and to the

world that women’s rights

are human rights.”

More than 170,000 people

have indicated on the

march’s official Facebook

page they will be going.

According to a Washington

Post article, the organizers

have secured a permit for

200,000 people near the

U.S. Capitol on the day of

the event.

The bus carrying the activists

will depart from the

Home Depot parking lot in

Deerfield, 655 Lake Cook

Road, at 6 p.m. Jan. 20.

Travelers will arrive the

morning of the march, Jan.

21 and depart Washington,

D.C., that evening at

8 p.m., returning to Deerfield

Sunday morning. The

cost to travel was $220,

and all spots on the bus

have been claimed.

Gash said that while

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Lake Bluff Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals

Lake Bluff focuses on historic

preservation vs. new construction

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

The Village’s Plan Commission

and Zoning Board

of Appeals considered

amending zoning code

regulations to include attics

in calculating the floor

area ratio for residential

properties at its Wednesday,

Jan. 4 meeting.

The intent is to level the

field for homes that have

full third floors, which are

included in floor area ratios,

and in turn, are subject

to zoning ordinance limits.

Village Engineer Jeff

Hansen noted the attic

amendment would apply

to both new and existing


“Every time we get a

cycle of tear downs and

rebuilds, we get some

[houses] that are very appropriate

and some that

make us say, ‘How did that

happen? How did we get

something so much bigger

than what was there [before]?’”

Chairman Steve

Kraus said, expressing his

desire for the PCZBA to be

proactive about new construction

and renovation in

the Village.

Resident and realtor

Deborah Fischer, opposes

the new ordinance because

it will have unintended

negative consequences.

She explained the new

homes will not have sloping

roofs with attics, to

match Lake Bluff’s vintage

homes. Instead, the homeowners

will want to maximize

their living space with

third floors and flat roofs.

In turn, the older homes

would be over the square

foot bulk because of the

inclusion of attics and their

assessments will change.

Round It Up

A brief recap of Lake Bluff Plan Commission and

Zoning Board of Appeals action Wednesday, Jan. 4:

• The PCZBA considers creating an institutional

zoning district for schools, parks, Village buildings,

places of worship, etc.

• A subdivision application for 370 Moffett Road

was submitted and will be considered at the Feb.

15 meeting. The property owner has voluntarily

downsized the proposal from 14 lots to 7.

“If enacted, this will give

Lake Bluff homeowners

the most punitive building

ordinances on the North

Shore,” Fischer said.

She suggested an alternative

option to the Village.

“We should incentivize

design that is desired,”

Fischer said. “If people

perceive it is too hard to

renovate older homes, they

won’t do it.”

Frank Klepitsch, a resident

of Lake Bluff, echoed

her sentiments.

“Flat roof lines would

be added to existing homes

and we would have a lot

more new homes with flat

roof lines,” Klepitsch said.

He explained flat roofs

are typical of post-WWII


“I don’t think we want

Lake Bluff to look like

that. We need to take an

aesthetic approach to the

building review process,

as opposed to an engineering


There were not a lot of

people in attendance at the

meeting, which raised concerns

that residents don’t

know about the issue.

Kraus motioned for the

public hearing on the issue

to be continued at another

meeting due to sparse attendance

at the meeting. He

also suggested the Village

appoint an ad-hoc committee

to review ordinances of

other communities in comparison

to this proposal.

The motion passed

5-1 with Commissioner

Mary Collins voting no

and Commissioner Leslie

Bishop absent. Collins

explained she does not

want to see a new layer of

bureaucracy added to the

building review process.

Proposal for zoning

variations at 701 Park


The current owners

of the residence at 701

Park Place, the Leonardis

and Leggy Bird Designs

are planning renovations

which would require variations

to four zoning codes.

This house, whose nickname

is the Pink Palace, is

located in the Lake Park

subdivision. Built in 1912,

it was originally part of a

Lake Bluff artists’ colony

begun in the 1890s. In spite

of its historic importance,

the house has undergone

extensive changes over

the years which “have left

little preserved from the

original home,” said Vicki

Lidstrom of Leggy Bird

Designs, in making her

case for their current plans.

They are asking for

approval to connect the

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Police Reports

Chicago man strikes LF cop car, resulting in DUI charges

Sophon Ou, 46, of Chicago,

was charged with a

DUI at 4:18 a.m. on Dec.

25 in the intersection of

Route 60 and Route 41

in Lake Forest. Police responded

after a Lake Forest

Police Department officer

radioed they had been

struck by a vehicle. Police

and EMS responded to the

scene and located a damaged

LFPD squad car and

a damaged white Honda

Pilot and a damaged light


The driver of the white

Honda was identified as

Ou, who was heading

southbound on Route 41

when he swerved out of

his lane, crossed a median

at the intersection,

struck a light pole and

then struck the stationary

LFPD squad car in the

driver’s door area. Police

were able to determine

that Ou appeared to be

driving under the influence

of alcohol.

In other police news:

Lake Bluff

Dec. 23

• Retail theft was reported

at 8:30 p.m. in the

900 block of Rockland

Road. Officers took the

suspect into custody for

retail theft. The suspect

was charged with a felony

of retail theft.

Dec. 19

• A vehicle crash with

unknown injuries was reported

at 9:19 a.m. in the

intersection of Route 176

and Route 43. A officer

located two vehicles in the

ditch on Route 176 near

Rondout Service Center,

and a Lake County Deputy

was on location.

Lake Forest

Jan. 1

• Kristopher J. Hardy, 36,

of Manchester, N.H., was

charged with driving with

a suspended driver’s license

at 7:53 p.m. in the

intersection of Route 41

and Old Elm Road.

Dec. 30

• Cory D. Thomas, 39,

of Beach Park, Ill., was

charged with speeding

and driving with a suspended

driver’s license at

3:19 a.m. in the intersection

of Route 41 and Route

60. Thomas was driving

a silver Hyundai and was

stopped for driving 77

mph in a posted 55 mph

speed zone.

Dec. 29

• Joseph A. Iosue, 25, of

the 100 block of Honeysuckle

Road, was charged

with possession of cocaine,

at 3:29 a.m. in the

intersection of Wisconsin

Street and Church Street.

Police encountered a suspicious

person in the area

of Wisconsin Street and

Church Street. When police

spoke to Iosue they

determined he had been

drinking and was in the

area visiting friends. During

the contact with Iosue,

a small bag containing a

white powdery substance

was located in Iosue’s possession

to which he admitted

was cocaine. The white

substance field tested positive

for cocaine.

Dec. 26

• Patricia M. Jenkins, 45,

of the 100 block of Washington

Road, was charged

with driving with a suspended

driver’s license

and unlawful use of an

electronic device at 5:02

p.m. in the intersection

of Washington Road and

Ryan Place. Police on a

routine patrol stopped a

black Audi observing the

driver using an electronic

device while driving.

Dec. 24

• Marjorie G. Calaway, 45,

of the 400 block of Buena

Road, was charged with

a DUI at 3:54 a.m. in the

intersection of Westleigh

Road and Green Bay

Road. Police responded

to a report of a vehicle in

the ditch with hazards on.

When police arrived on

the scene they identified

the driver as Calaway and

she demonstrated signs of


Dec. 21

• Derrick Williams, 42, of

Chicago, was charged with

driving with a suspended

driver’s license at 1:09

a.m. in the intersection

of Route 41 and Old Elm


Dec. 19

• Ricardo Chavez, 26,

of North Chicago, was

charged with no valid driver’s

license and no valid

insurance at 6:11 a.m. in

the intersection of Route 41

and Westleigh Road. Police

responded to a report of

a single vehicle roll over

crash. When police arrived

to the scene they located a

blue Ford pickup and identified

the driver as Chavez.


Lake Forest Leader’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

at the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff Police Department

headquarters. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charged until proven guilty in

the court of law.

Semi-truck trailer fire causes $250K in damages

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Lake Forest Fire Department

responded to a

report of a truck on fire

at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday,

Jan. 7 on southbound

Route 41. The truck was

north of the Lake Forest

Hospital exit between

Deerpath Road and Gage

Lane. When crews arrived

on scene they found a

fully involved semi-truck

trailer. By the time the

crews arrived, the driver

of the semi disconnected

the trailer from the truck

and moved to safety with

no injuries.

Lake Bluff and Knollwood

fire departments

arrived on scene to assist

with water supply and

overhaul of the contents of

the trailer. The fire was extinguished

with no injuries

to any responders. Southbound

Route 41 remained

closed until salt could be

applied to make the roadway

safe and was reopened

at 7:30 p.m. The estimated

damage is $250,000.

The cause of fire is under


Chimney catches fire in LF

Staff Report


From Page 3

dozens are traveling on the

bus, at least 100 members

of Tenth Dems will be attending

the rally, making

their own travel arrangements.

For those not able

to travel all the way to

Washington, D.C., many

members are attending the

Women’s March on Chicago,

which will begin at 10

a.m. Jan. 21 in Grant Park.

Tenth District Democrats,

a grassroots political group,

not affiliated with the national

Democratic party,

has been active since 2003,

working to elect Democrats

to all levels of office in the

Illinois’ 10th District, which

covers much of Lake County

and portions of Cook

County, including Highland

Park, Glencoe, Lake Forest,

and portions of Northbrook

and Glenview.

“Tenth Dems are a grassroots

political organization,

our ideas bubble up from

what our members want to

do,” Gash said.

During the 2016 election,

the group was active

in phone banking for both

Hillary Clinton and Bernie

Sanders during the primary

election. This isn’t their

first time traveling either

— since 2008, members

have traveled to Iowa, Wisconsin,

Indiana, Kentucky

A chimney fire was reported

at 7:18 p.m. on

Wednesday, Jan. 4, in the

400 block of E. Illinois


The Lake Forest Fire

Department responded to

the initial call from a passerby.

The first crews on the

scene reported flames from

the chimney and upgraded

the response to a Code 4,

which brought in additional

fire departments. Highland

Park, Lake Bluff,

Knollwood, Lincolnshire,

Libertyville, Deerfield and

Wheeling assisted in the

extinguishment, overhaul

and station coverage.

A broken water pipe

contributed to the damage

of the home. The occupants

were not displaced

and crews cleared the

scene at 9:46 p.m. Preliminary

damage is approximately


and Michigan to canvas for

Barack Obama and Hillary


In the 2016 general

election, the 10th District

leaned heavily Democrat in

the presidential race, with

61.78 percent of the vote

going to Hillary Clinton,

32.89 percent to Donald

Trump, 4.07 percent to

Gary Johnson and 1.26 percent

to Jill Stein.

According to Gash

though, this march isn’t

strictly partisan.

“People are genuinely

concerned for the future of

our country, and that’s not

just Democrats,” she said.

“A lot of the people who

are going are Republican.

I have heard from Republicans

who are going to the

march to protest Trump;

they’re very, very upset.”

And though the event is

called the women’s march,

and organized by women,

those traveling from the

10th District are men and


“It’s men who support

women,” Gash said. “A

lot of the people are going

because there’s a women’s

march, but they’re also

doing other types of protests

that are not specific to

women, that might have to

do with rights for minorities,

rights for people who

have had their rights trampled


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Local dog training company

launches flexible class schedules

Submitted by Two Paws Up

Dog Training, Inc.

Two Paws Up Dog

Training, Inc. is pleased to

announce the most innovative,

flexible and costeffective

way to take group

dog obedience classes.

Borrowing a theme from

health clubs and spas, Two

Paws Up Dog Training,

Inc. now offers “memberships”

so you and your dog

can take as much or as little

training as you want with

the flexible schedule you


“Trying to fit dog training

classes into a busy

schedule can be a challenge,”

Brenda Belmonte,

certified professional dog

trainer and owner of Two

Paws Up Dog Training

said. “Flexible Levels is a

new twist on dog training

and allows busy owners the

flexibility they need to really

teach their dog.”

Flexible Levels Obedience

Training is a member’s

only training program.

Families and their dogs can

join one of the three types

of level’s memberships:

Yellow (two months), Red

(four months), and Blue

(six months).

During your period of

enrollment, you can attend

as much or as little

training as you like. The

Levels program consists of

four skill levels. Each level

introduces new skills to

your dog while continuing

to practice previous skills

with more distractions.

Although each level has

specific skill requirements

which must be met prior to

moving on to the next level,

you and your dog progress

through the levels at your

own pace. Move through

all four levels or choose to

stay at a lower level. The

choice is yours.

Flexible Levels Obedience

Training offer the following

benefits: Orientations

are held twice monthly

so there is little wait to enroll

your dog in a class, all

the dogs in each level are at

a similar stage in training,

students can revisit a lower

level at any time to brush

up on previous skills or for

added distractions, students

can take time off if they

have a very busy week or go

out of town, Just return to

class at the same level without

fear of falling behind,

attend more than one session

a week if your schedule


Two Paws Up Dog Training,

Inc. is a force-free dog

training facility, creating a

positive relationship, based

on trust and respect, between

dogs and the families

that love them.

If you would like more

information about Flexible

Levels Obedience Classes,

please contact Two Paws Up

Dog Training at (847) 235-

2263 or visit our website at



Cegielski Family,

Lake Forest

Norman is a 3-year-old

golden retriever. He

always has to have his

favorite stuffed chicken

or something in his

mouth. During the night

he seemingly “hunts”

because we wake up to a

variety of items deposited on top of the bed such

as shoes and the phone. He is very smart and

makes us laugh every day. Norman is a character

and is certainly loved by us and everyone he


HELP! The Lake Forest Leader is in search of more pets.

To see your pet featured as Pet of the Week, send a photo

and information to alyssa@lakeforestleader.com or 60

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From Page 4

detached garage by building

a mudroom, alter the

front entrance facing Park

Place, build onto the back

side of the first floor, enclose

a balcony in order

to restore a four-bedroom

design to the second floor

and to increase the basement

footprint to stabilize

the home. The total additions

to the house would

amount to 628 square feet.

Lidstrom stated she has

spoken with neighbors and

a previous owner who are

in support of the renovations.

Commissioners Sam

Badger and David Burns

asked to be provided with

letters from those neighbors

before approving the


Lake Bluff resident Michael

Goldsberry, supports

the Leonardis because they

are trying to do the right

thing with this home. He is

concerned about losing the

historic character of Lake

Bluff by making it too hard

for housing preservation

and in turn, too easy for

developers to tear down

and build new homes.

Klepitsch said he is

concerned about drainage

around the home because

the additions would increase

its impervious area.

He said it could cause

flooding in neighboring

yards. Peters and Badger

shared his concerns.

“The Leonardis have

chosen to take over the

stewardship of this historic

home with respect to

its neighbors,” Lidstrom

said. She added her dad

was a civil engineer and

her firm is very considerate

of neighboring homes

when doing these types of


Commissioner Collins

raised concerns about the

renovation drawings that

make it look like the roof

lines and windows of the

house would be altered,

changing its Prairie-style


Lidstrom assured her

those elements would not

be changing and the design

software is to blame for

distorting the appearance

of the home.

“We all want to preserve

this house, but I personally

want to see some corrected

drawings,” Kraus

said. “I’m comfortable

with what you’re trying to

do. I just want to see more


The commission decided

to continue the public

hearing on this home at its

Feb. 15 meeting.

Setback requirements for

Central Business District

The PCZBA considered

an amendment to the zoning

code to clarify setbacks

for the property in the Central

Business District located

along Scranton Ave.

between Oak Avenue and

Evanston Avenue or adjacent

and abutting property

in the residence district.

They noted there are currently

no setbacks required

of commercial buildings

while residences have 15

to 20 foot setbacks. One

reason this has come up is

two residential lots in the

block have been sold for


“The block is difficult

because it is half residential

and half business,”

Commissioner Elliot Miller


“Setback should be transitional

within the block,”

Kraus said.

The commission agreed

to continue the public

hearing on this matter until

the attorney of one of the

property owners can attend

a meeting.


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Police release images of

‘person of interest’ in

homicide case

Authorities have released

the first surveillance

images of a “person of interest”

in the homicide investigation

in the death of

attorney Jigar Patel.

The images, released

Wednesday, Jan. 4, by

Northbrook police, show an

individual wearing a black

hat, carrying a bag and walking

with a cane. The footage

was taken from a camera on

the first floor of the office

building where Patel’s body

was discovered, according

to Northbrook Police Commander

Mike O’Malley.

After interviewing multiple

people who had been

in the building, police

could not identify the person

in the images.

“[The subject] was in the

building during the time

frame when we believe the

homicide was committed,”

O’Malley said.

Police have issued search

warrants in the case but have

not identified their targets.

The medical examiner’s

office ruled Patel’s death

a homicide after police

carrying out a well-being

check discovered Patel in

his office at 1363 Shermer

Road. The official cause of

death was strangulation.

Authorities believe the

homicide is an isolated incident

and the community

is not at risk.

In their release, police

asked anyone with information

to contact the investigations

unit at (847)


Reporting by Matt Yan, Contributing

Editor. Full story at



Board president resigns,

BDR3 officially rescinded

After announcing plans

to delay BDR3 for a year

at its last regular meeting,

the North Shore School

District 112 school board

held a special meeting Jan.

3 to discuss the future of


The board used its committee

of the whole meeting

to weigh its options in

regard to the budget deficit

reduction plan. Board

members decided to delay

the plan at the Dec. 13

meeting because of a loss

of leadership as superintendent

Michael Bregy

announced his resignation

prior to the meeting.

The board ultimately

voted to rescind BDR3, allowing

the board elected in

April to decide what they

choose to move forward


The board lost further

leadership when president

Michael Cohn announced

in an email statement that

he would be resigning

from the board effective

immediately at the beginning

of the meeting.

In the statement, which

was read by Assistant

Superintendent of Personnel

Services Monica

Schroeder, Cohn blamed

harassment from community

members for his

resignation, saying that

he was “embarrassed” by

the community, and that

the harassment he endured

has made an impact on his

children as well.

“The abuse by members

of our community was uncalled

for and has cemented

Highland Park with a

reputation that people are

entitled, and have learned

that screaming and stomping

their feet can get them

what they want,” Cohn

said in the statement.

Cohn also discussed his

disapproval with the plan

to delay BDR3 made at the

Dec. 13 meeting.

Reporting by Erin Yarnall,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at HPLandmark.com.


Village Council, One

Winnetka Plan developer

create development

agreement to mitigate

community concerns

The Winnetka Village

Council reviewed preliminary

approval of the One

Winnetka Planned Development

for the fifth time on

Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the council’s

bimonthly meeting.

However, the request

and subsequent ordinance,

which was unanimously

approved by council members,

included a couple of

alterations since the last

controversial hearing on

Sept. 30.

The latest application requested

one main change:

an adjustment in the

amount of residential units

from 61 units to a range of

units from 55 to 62 units.

Although the internal

structure may change, the

exterior footprint will remain

as planned.

Dually, the sanctioned

ordinance was paired with

a development agreement,

protecting the interest of

the village and its residents.

While the development

agreement is pending

adoption, it seeks to

address the community

concerns raised on Sept.

30 including traffic and

construction congestion,

safety, waste management

and the neighboring Hadley

Institute for the Blind

and Visually Impaired,

among others.

The trustees uniformly

praised the project and development

agreement advancements.

“I was very impressed

by all of the work [since

September],” Trustee Andrew

Cripe said. “There’s a

lot of material here; there’s

a lot of information. If

people have questions, I

would encourage them to

look at the information

that’s posted on the Village

website for this meeting’s

agenda. But also, don’t

hesitate to call any of [the

council members] if you

have any questions.

Reporting by Lauren Kiggins,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent.



Wilmette’s Sobel discusses

new book on rights of


Every American citizen

has certain rights.

That’s the message

Wilmette author Richard

Sobel, a visiting scholar

at Northwestern University,

research associate at

Harvard University and

director of the Cyber Privacy

Project, writes in his

recently published book,

“Citizenship as Foundation

of Rights: Meaning

for America.” He discussed

these rights at a

recent talk at the Wilmette

Public Library.

Sobel specifically is

concerned with maintaining

the rights American

citizenship brings. That

particularly includes those

rights discussed within the

context of more recent political

debates and growing

comments about needing

an ID to vote, work and

travel around the United


He stated that protecting

these citizenship rights

preserves them for future


Sobel sees many American

citizens not as knowledgeable

about their inalienable

rights as they

should be, not just those

in the U.S. Constitution,

but in the Bill of Rights as


He listed among these

rights the ability to live

and move about freely in

the U.S., not to be deported,

to vote, travel, serve on

a jury and in the National

Guard and the right to run

for federal office.

Reporting by Hilary Anderson,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WilmetteBeacon.




recommends providing

laptop for every D35


Members of the Glencoe

School District 35 Board

of Education already have

MacBooks in front of them

during meetings — but

during the board’s regular

meeting on Thursday, Jan.

5, Superintendent Catherine

Wang introduced

a recommendation that

would eventually put laptops

in the hands of every

D35 teacher.

The district is reaching

the end of a three-year

Apple lease that provides

iMac desktop computers,

MacBook laptops and

iPads for use in school

offices and classrooms. A

new lease will be up for

approval by the board in

the spring.

Previously, District 35

teachers who wanted a

laptop for classroom use

and planning at home had

to go through an application

and approval process.

Wang’s recommendation

would not only replace

the MacBooks currently

in use, but would also allow

every teacher to have

a laptop without filing an

application for it.

“Laptops have been an

incredible tool for teachers,

for planning, for teaching

resources,” Wang said.

“It’s allowed for homeschool

flexibility access

for many of our teachers,

but it hasn’t been a tool for

all of our teachers.”

Recommendations for

the new lease also included

an increase in the

number of iPads allotted

to classrooms in kindergarten

through sixth grade,

with one iPad for every

three students in kindergarten

through fifth grade

classrooms and one for

every two students in sixth

grade. Seventh and eighth

grade classrooms would

continue to have one iPad

for each student.

“We felt like this would

be good, almost like a

foundational program for

our students to really learn

how to use those tools, to

learn some digital citizenship,

and to learn some

digital literacy,” Director

of Curriculum and Instruction

Amy Holaday said.

Reporting by Alexandra Greenwald,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at GlencoeAnchor.



Mullarkey Distributors,

Doetsch wins business


Joseph Mullarkey Distributors

has been named

Glenview’s 2016 Business

of the Year and Jerry

Doetsch, real estate broker

at Berkshire Hathaway

Home Services, has been

named the 2016 Business

Person of the Year.

Back in 1966, Mullarkey,

a distributor of beverages,

was founded with

just one local Chicago

brewery and one European

import supplier. Today

the list offers many more

local options, including

Alarmist Brewing, Revolution

Brewing, Emperical

Brewing, Right Bee Cider,

as well as out-of-towners

Peroni (Rome), Guinness

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Woodlands Academy named No. 1 best Catholic school in Illinois

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Woodlands Academy

of the Sacred heart was

named the No. 1 best

Catholic high school in Illinois

and No. 9 in America

by Niche Ranking.

Niche is a website for


researching K-12 schools

and a variety of categories.

Niche analyzes data

from the U.S. Department

of Education and more

than 60 million K-12

school reviews and survey

responses to help families

find the right school for


Among being the best

Catholic high School,

Woodlands was also

named the 21st best allgirls

high school in America,

the highest in the midwest.

Woodlands Academy

found out about these

rankings in mid-October

and were thrilled

to learn about the


“It is a nice moment in

time to get this ranking,

honestly we have been

doing so much work to

keep the program strong,”

said Meg Steele, head of

Woodlands Academy. “To

really enhance [the program]

and we are living

and achieving our mission.

I think the power

of the all girls education

thriving is one of the

reasons we have done so

well. It is a nice affirmation.”

Among all of the

schools accomplishments

last year one of the major

changes the school saw,

was implementing a block


“Moving to block

schedule came with careful

analysis of what we

are teaching and why we

are teaching it.”

Being a part of Woodlands

Academy is an honor

for Steele.

“I am proud to be in

the company of fellow

Sacred Heart schools

in these national rankings,”

Steele said

in a press release. “Our

membership in this global

network of schools is

an integral part of who

we are and how we deliver

on our promise to

empower girls to change

the world.”

For the complete 2017

rankings, methodologies

and data sources, visit



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How We Met Contest


From Page 10

(Dublin) and Tyskie (Tychy,


Mullarkey Distributors

helps many service organizations,

such as Glenview’s

annual Bites &

Brews festival and the St.

Jude’s Children’s Hospital,

by volunteering services at

their fundraising events.

The company also helps

promote alcohol education

initiatives in local schools.

Now in its 50th year, the

company is led by president

Kevin Mullarkey.

Business Person of the

Year Jerry Doetsch is a

real estate broker with

Berkshire Hathaway

Home Services — the

Doetsch Team. He is a

third-generation realtor in

town, who works side-byside

with his mother, Janet,

and father, Matt. Longterm

residents, Jerry and

his wife, Caryl, are raising

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As the years go by people

often forget some of

the details of the stories

they tell. However, this is

rarely the case when asking

a couple about the origins

of their relationship.

With Valentine’s Day

right around the corner,

we want to celebrate these

love stories with you and

the entire community.

The Lake Forest Leader

is hosting its fifth annual

How We Met Contest, and

we want you to enter. Just

write up the tale of how

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email your entry to Editor

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In Memoriam

Red Solo Cup creator dies, leaves legacy for festivities worldwide

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Many Americans can

thank Robert Hulseman

for helping to make their

lives a little less messy

and lot more fun.

Hulseman, who died

Dec. 21 at age 84, began

working at age 18 in the

factory at Solo Cup Company,


business his

father Leo


began in

1936. Solo

Cup Company

had a Hulseman

location in

Lake Forest and for over

nearly 60 years, the Northfield

resident worked in a

variety of roles and oversaw

the company’s growth

into one of the largest food

service packaging companies

in the world, ultimately

serving as president and

CEO before his retirement

in 2006.

Known as an innovator,

a hands-on manufacturing


expert and an industry pioneer,

he had a major hand

in developing numerous

products and designs that

have becom e iconic parts

of the national culture.

The Solo Traveler lid,

designed in 1986, aggressively

promoted by Hulseman

and now found in

coffee houses around the

world, has forever largely

eliminated the problem of

burnt tongues and messy

spills caused by hot drinks

served in to-go cups. In

2004, the Museum of

Modern Art included the

lid in its “Humble Masterpieces”

exhibition and

soon added it to the museum’s

permanent collection

because it symbolized

innovation and progress in

basic product design.

Hulseman also nurtured

the popularity of the classic

red Solo cup, which

has been a staple for more

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pong and flip-cup games

on college campuses, tailgate

parties and backyard

picnics. It was forever

memorialized by country

music singer Toby Keith

in his 2011 homage, “Red

Solo Cup.”

After retiring from Solo,

Hulseman was named

chairman emeritus. The

company was sold in 2012.

Throughout his tenure,

Hulseman was widely respected

and trusted by his


“I found him to be an

honorable, generous and

fair man,” Wilfried Kracht

said, who worked with

Hulsemen for 39 years at

the Highland Park plant.

“He saw his employees

as an extension of the

family and was a sincere

and kind man,” Bill Irvin,

an employee, said.

Hulseman and Sheila,

his wife of 60 years, were

committed philanthropists,

in particular supporting

organizations and causes

committed to Catholic

education, anti-poverty

initiatives and religious


Hulseman met Sheila

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University, and together,

they were awarded honorary

doctorates from

the Catholic Theological

Union in recognition of

their lifelong commitment

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From the Editor

Set a resolution you can keep

Alyssa Groh


Every year we get

the chance to set a

resolution for the

year of something we will

stop doing or something

we will accomplish. Some

people are able to stick

with them and achieve

their goal and many of us

fail at meeting our goal.

I can remember every

resolution I have ever set

and have not achieved it

year after year.

The closest I have ever

come to meeting a New

Year’s resolution was last

year. My entire life I have

been addicted to pop.

Last year I began thinking

about how terrible my

pop intake was for me. So

I decided to stop drinking

pop cold turkey on New

Years Day, 2016.

I was surprised I had

made it four months.

This year I started to

think of what resolution I

could make for myself and

was having a hard time

coming up with something

I felt I could achieve and

something I truly wanted

to do.

As I put more thought

into and thought about

what resolutions are, I

realized maybe we should

all be approaching resolutions

differently than we

are. Everyone thinks resolutions

have to be something

you have to change

in your everyday life.

Why can’t we set a goal to

do something by the end

of the year? Something

that is more attainable.

So I began to think of

things I really want to do

this year. Go on vacations,

buy a material item I have

been wanting for a long

time. But then I started

to think how does that

make be a better person or

impact other people in a

positive way?

Then it hit me. I have

always said I want to volunteer

abroad. This year

one of my first stories as

Editor of The Lake Forest

Leader was about eighth

graders at Deer Path

Middle School who set

a goal to give back 2017

hours of community service

as a class. After that

story I wrote an editorial

about how we, adults, can

learn from them. I urged

residents, and myself, to

find a few ways to give

back no matter how busy

we may be.

So, this year, I have

decided as part of my

New Year’s resolution I

will be going abroad to

volunteer wherever I may

be needed.

I have never been one

to accomplish resolutions

before, but I think this is

one I must accomplish.

Gorton Community Center posted this

photo on Jan. 1. Gorton Community Center

posted this photo to wish residents a

Happy New Year.

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Check out The City of Lake Forest

“Today we say good-bye to one of the top

influential leaders in Orange County. The

City of Lake Forest wishes Robert Dunek a

happy retirement” @LakeForestCA.

On Jan. 6 The City of Lake Forest, tweeted

about the retirement of City Manager

Robert Dunek

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go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred

Heart was named the No. 1 best

Catholic high school in Illinois by

Niche, an independent research

company, Page 12

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BBQ comes to Glenview, Page 22

New Colony’s production

of ‘Psychonaut Librarians’

explores different states

of mind, Page 19

Actors (left to right) Matt Farabee, Christine Mayland Perkins, David Cerda, Jack McCabe, Carlos Olmedo, Morgan McNaught

and Michael Peters play roles in The New Colony’s production of “Psychonaut Librarians” by Sean Kelly, directed by Krissy

Vanderwarker. Photo by Evan Barr

18 | January 12, 2017 | The lake forest leader puzzles


north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

THE NORTH SHORE: Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Stop talking, with


5. Shredded-cabbage


10. Piedmont city

14. Gardener’s need

15. Eagle nest

16. Thumb to little

finger length

17. Thickening agent

used in ice cream

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19. Dines

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22. Put out

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24. Hang out

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Manager, Todd

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31. Clean the blackboard

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38. Adjutant

39. Close

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43. Asian percussion


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46. Beach Boys “Surfin’


48. NHL great

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50. 60s star who attended

New Trier

56. Parrot

57. Cooperative groups

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3. As soon as possible

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5. Much of Niger

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7. Dry

8. Unmarried

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11. Froth

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13. The Smithsonian,

e.g. (Abbr.)

21. Vitamin C source

25. Those with clout

26. Epitaph starter

27. Skillet type

28. Congratulate

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32. 1996 Ted Danson


33. Collaborative


34. Place featured in


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41. Like most old


42. Whir

43. Concern during


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and 60s

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46. Old photo

47. Rose plant

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the lake forest leader | January 12, 2017 | 19




—Joe Heard, former White House photographer

Actors (left to right) Matt Farabee and Christine Mayland Perkins in a publicity image

for The New Colony’s world premiere of “Psychonaut Librarians”. PHOTO SUBMITTED

LFHS grad shares what

happens after the library closes

Alyssa Groh, Editor

The library is closed, the

doors are locked, the lights

are off and now it is time

for the librarians to tell a

new story. New Colony in

Chicago, presents the world

premiere of “Psychonaut

Librarians” written by Sean

Kelly featuring actress

Christine Mayland Perkins,

a Lake Forest native.

An interest in the arts

began at a young age for

Perkins. She first became

interested in theater when

she was in grade school

at North Shore Country

Day School in Winnetka,

but her career and love for

Theater began at Lake Forest

High School.

“My interest [in Theater]

started at North Shore

Country Day School but I

definitely felt like I got a lot

of support and growth opportunities

at Lake Forest

High School,” Perkins said.

The 2006 graduate from

LFHS has spent the last

few years acting in feeder

Theaters throughout Chicago

and Miami. This month,

Perkins will spend her

time as an actress in “Psychonaut


The play is about people

called psychonauts who

take mind altering drugs

to expand their consciousness.

Psychonauts take

drugs because they believe

there are things outside of

reality where they can get

in touch with an expanded

state of mind.

Kelly has always been

intrigued by librarians and

felt it would be interesting

to connect them with psychonauts.

“I have always wondered

what happens after the library

closes and this story

kind of takes that as a departure,”

Kelly said. “The play

is about a group of librarians

battling at the barrier of the

world that is real and the

world of the unreal. It is a

big fantasy adventure story.”

Perkins plays a women

named Jane, who is the

daughter of the head librarian

and psychonaut, Hester.

During the play Jane falls

in love with a man named

Dewey, who is from a very

different background than


For Perkins, one of the

most rewarding things

about being a part of this

production is being able to

play the role of Jane.

“I am so grateful to Sean

for writing a female character

in her 20s that is much

more fully formed than

what is around,” Perkins

said. “She gets to actively

do and experience a wide

range of things.”

Perkins said the major

themes of the play are

bridging differences and

leaning into acceptance,

tolerance and love, something

she finds relevant


“I think it is shockingly

relevant right now with the

country coming together

and coming to terms with

the current political situation,”

Perkins said. “As

the year has gone on I have

found it to be applicable to


“Psychonaut Librarians”

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Ave., Chicago. Tickets can

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20 | January 12, 2017 | The lake forest leader faith


Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church (680 W.

Deerpath Road, Lake Forest)

Welcoming of new pastor

It is with a joyous spirit

that the congregation of

Faith Lutheran welcomes

our new pastor, Reverend

James D. Buckman, his

wife Cathy and their

five children. Reverend

Buckman was an Urban

Mission Specialist in the

New Jersey District of the

Lutheran Church Missouri

Synod and serves as a

chaplain in the Air National

Guard. Please join us in

worship, any Saturday

at 5 p.m. or Sunday at 8

a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and

welcome Pastor Buckman

to the community.

Grace United Methodist Church (244

East Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Lake Bluff Women’s Club

The club meets at

Grace United from

12-2 p.m. every second

Tuesday of the month.

Membership is open to all

ladies in the community.

For membership

information, contact

Donna Beer at (847) 295-


Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

The Bridge Young Adults


Every Wednesday from

7-9 p.m. If you think

you’re a young adult, you

are welcome to join. Contact


gmail.com for more information.

Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page to


com The deadline is noon on

Thursday. Questions? Call

(847) 272-4565 ext. 24.


From Page 14

to service and principled


He counted the late Joseph

Cardinal Bernardin

among his close friends.

His gift for language

gave voice to both strong

sentiment and a deep

spirituality, and he filled

countless notebooks with

poems that expressed his

knowledge of God’s love,

his devotion to Mary, the

mother of Jesus, and the

great love he shared with


Hulseman was “a man

of great spiritual depth,”

Fr. Donald Senior said,

president emeritus and

chancellor of CTU. “He

and Sheila were exceptionally

generous to Catholic

Theological Union

and so many other charities.”

“Bob” to his friends and

“Papa” to his grandchildren,

he was known for

his sense of humor, which

manifested in many a bad

joke, great wit and his ability

to spin a partner on the

dance floor. He had a gift

for music, which he inherited

from his mother, and

his family and friends remember

fondly the times

he sat down at the piano to

entertain. As a young man,

he had his father’s talent

for polo, and throughout

his life he was a competitive

tennis player.

“He was always incredibly

kind, funny and

smart,” said Scott Zeller,

who worked closely with

Hulseman as his personal

trainer from 2002 to 2013.

“He had a great love for

his family, his friends and

his relationship with his


Hulseman is survived

by nine children: Robert

(Betty), Richard (Kelly),

Paul (Patrice), Margaret

Kovach (Joseph), Joseph

(Frances), Thomas (Esteban

Diaz), Lawrence

(Amanda), Patricia (Brian

Abrams) and William; 29

grandchildren: Liam Hulseman;

Zachary Lucas;

Colin, Patrick, Conor,

Michael, Sean, Molly,

Brendan, Brian, Kathleen,

Devitt, Delia, Emmett and

Aidan Hulseman; Kaitlin,

Elizabeth (Ryan Duggan),

Greta and Joseph Kovach;

Kathryn, Anna, Clare

and Sheila Hulseman;

David and Sarah Kloos;

Lawrence and Charles

Hulseman; and Erin and

Michaela Abrams. He is

also survived by a brother,

John Hulseman (the

late Georgia), brother-inlaw

of Eileen Samuelson

(Alan) and Judith Murphy,

OSB, of Chicago; and was

an uncle to 11 nieces and

nephews. He was predeceased

by his wife, Sheila

Murphy Hulseman, and

a daughter, Jean Kloos


Marilyn Bleck

Marilyn J. Bleck, 83,

a 49-year resident of

Lake Bluff died Dec. 19.

Marilyn was the beloved

wife of 63 years of John

H. Bleck; the cherished

mother of Terri, Donna

(Thom Beeson), Patrick

(Diane), Jeanne, Michael

(Corry), Bill, Jack

(Carol), Kelly (Paul Burgener),

Tim and Lindy;

the fond grandmother of

22; the loved great-grand

mother of three; the special

sister to Georgia

“Dodie” (the late Wally)

Dretske; and the daughter

of the late George and

Pearl Teeling. All services

and interment private at

Ascension Cemetery.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email Editor

Alyssa Groh at alyssa@

lakeforestleader.com with

information about a loved

one who was part of the

Lake Forest/Lake Bluff communities.

LakeForestLeader.com life & arts

the lake forest leader | January 12, 2017 | 21

Re-Invent Gallery closes doors and opens up new chapter

Alyssa Groh, Editor

For the past five years

Re-Invent Gallery in Lake

Forest has been home to a

variety of artists delivering

new and changing art work

to the community. After

years of learning and bringing

art to the community,

owners Kristin Mikrut and

Cecilia Lanyon decided to

close the gallery’s doors.

“As the world continues

to change so do facets and

the way people interact with

art,” Mikrut said. “[Closing

the gallery] was a tough

decision but it was the right

call in the right timeline for

us. [Owning the gallery]

was a special time in our

lives. We will always look

back to and know it shaped

our lives, but it is time for

the next chapter.”

Mikrut and Lanyon met

when they were 11 years

old in an art class and from

there, their passion for art

grew. When they were 24

and had graduated college,

both studying different areas

of art, they met up during

winter break and came

up with the idea to open an

art gallery.

“Kristin and I had both

been artists our entire lives

and talked about wanting

to give back to the artistic

community and support it

the way it supported us as

young emerging artists,”

Lanyon said.

While they were on winter

break they learned of a

retail space that was available

for purchase and the

two young artists jumped on

the opportunity and began

shaping the 4,000 square

foot space to become known

as Re-Invent Gallery.

“Wanted to make the

gallery really acceptable,”

Mikrut said. “We wanted to

offer art at a range of prices

to all ages and abilities. It

has been special for us to

support everyone’s artistic

passion in whatever realm

of their life it is.”

From the beginning they

knew they wanted to have

a working studio space for

working artists and a gallery

space, and on May, 28, 2012

Re-Invent opened its doors.

Since opening its doors,

Re-Invent hosted workshops

for people to come and learn

about art, fundraisers, parties

and recently partnered

with Artists on the Bluff.

Through all of the different

events, artists and workshops

the gallery hosted,

Mikrut believes it became a

metaphor for the gallery.

“People say start with a

blank canvas and I think

while there was rotating

arts and a lot to look at, I

still think it was a blank

canvas and at any given

point it was turned into a

new piece of art,” Mikrut


Although Re-Invent Gallery

is closing, the space

will stay open for Artists on

the Bluff and the artists who

were residents there.

Both Mikrut and Lanyon

said they have learned a lot

during the past five years at

Re-Invent Gallery.

“I think we would both

like to say when we met,

this community really fostered

our creativity,” Mikrut

said. “Growing up and being

able to come full circle

and have this space for five

years, and being able to involve

so many people in the

community and beyond has

been such a gift. We want to

say thank you so much to

the community for supporting

us while we were there.”

Re-Invent Gallery owners Kristin Mikrut and Cecilia Lanyon stand together during an

event at the gallery. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

Guests attend an event at Re-Invent Gallery in Lake Forest, which closed its doors in


Re-Invent Gallery owners Kristin Mikrut and Cecilia Lanyon have closed their

business after a successful five years.

22 | January 12, 2017 | The lake forest leader dining out


Memphis meets Glenview


smoked meats a

staple at JD’s Q

and Brew

Chris Pullam

Contributing Editor

JD’s Burger ($9.95) features a half-pound Angus patty served on a toasted pretzel

bun with spicy barbecue sauce, pulled pork, bacon, cheddar and fried onion rings,

along with the standard lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, plus a side of your choice.

Photos by Matt Yan/22nd Century Media

After graduating from

Loyola University with a

degree in marketing, Gary

Shupak worked in consulting

for six months before

making a life-changing realization.

“I wasn’t meant for that

world,” he said. “I love

food and I love serving

people. I love beer and the

concept of bringing it to

people. If you don’t love it,

it’s a job. But if you love it,

it’s a passion.”

To make his passion a

career, Shupak embarked

on a 25-year journey that

traversed the culinary landscape.

He ran a cafe at Roosevelt

University for nearly

a decade, specialized in

corporate dining in Rolling

Meadows and Schaumburg,

and then opened

JD’s Q & Brew in Arlington

Heights, a Memphisstyle

barbecue restaurant

that blends dry-rubbed and

smoked meats with a selection

of 80 craft beers that

hail from Chicago and St.

Louis to Mexico City and

Leuven, Belgium.

“We stuck with what we

knew,” Shupak said. “We

did our homework and

traveled to Memphis, Austin

and Kansas City. Then,

we put all those concepts

together. But Midwesterners

are different, so we

had to tweak it to fit their


All of that was four years

ago. Late this past November,

Shupak brought his expertise

to the North Shore.

A group of 22nd Century

Media editors and I recently

visited JD’s Q & Brew’s

new Glenview location to

taste Shupak’s creations for


We started with the garbage

salad ($8.95), a cacophony

of mixed greens,

bacon, egg, cucumbers, tomatoes,

artichokes, onions,

hearts of palm and Greek

house dressing. Other

salad options include the

Greek ($8.95), Southwest

($8.95) and classic Caesar

($6.95), each served with

your choice of house-made

dressings ranging from

ranch and blue cheese to

Thousand island and honey


Next up? The Northbrook

Tower Editor Matt

Yan’s favorite: a half-slab

of pork ribs ($19.95) glazed

in JD’s signature Memphisstyle

sauce. Chipotle and

Carolina barbecue are also

available upon request.

Every item on the platter

menu, including the halfslab,

comes with a dinner

roll and two sides, including

fried onion strings,

loaded baked potatoes,

baked beans, sweet potato

fries and baked potatoes.

We chose the mac and

cheese and french fries, and

neither disappointed.

The mac and cheese,

my personal favorite, was

simple yet delicious, with

a layer of baked bread

crumbs insulating a deep

dish of creamy cheddar

cheese and noodles. The

french fries are coated in a

blend of 10 herbs and spices

that Shupak preferred to

keep to himself.

Other items on the platter

menu include Cajun sausage

($11.95), topped with

grilled onions and peppers

over spice, and the family

platter ($44.95, feeds

four to six people), which

includes two pounds of

pulled pork, pulled chicken

or smoked beef brisket, as

well as four sides and dinner


Then we turned our attention

to JD’s burger, The

Lake Forest Leader Editor

Alyssa Groh’s favorite

dish. The juicy patty is

served on a pretzel bun and

topped with spicy barbecue

sauce, pulled pork, bacon

cheddar cheese and friend

onion strings. This option

JD’s Q and Brew

2853 Pfingsten Road,


(847) 715-9557


11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-


hits the spot for any burger

lover who can’t stand to

leave JD’s without a taste

of the restaurant’s signature


The barbecue bacon

cheddar burger ($8.95),

garnished with fried onion

strings; Cajun burger

($8.95), topped with house

spices, jalapeno bottle caps

and pepper jack cheese;

grilled portabella ($8.95),

complete with melted provolone,

avocado and friend

onion strings; and smoked

brisket sandwich ($9.95),

featuring sliced, chopped

or burnt ends, round out

healthful burger and sandwich

menus. Lettuce, tomato,

onion, pickle and a

half-pound of prime Angus

beef anchor every option in

the burger section.

The seafood menu features

10-piece shrimp

Customers can order a half-slab and their choice of

meat ($19.95) from among JD’s many platter options.

Pictured here are a slab of pork ribs, beef brisket and

mac and cheese, along with a dinner roll.

Corn bread and baked beans are a couple of JD’s sides

($2.50 each).

($11.95), blackened or

grilled tilapia ($11.95), and

the seafood trio ($13.95),

which combines tilapia,

grilled shrimp and bay scallops.

Appetizers include

fried green beans ($3.95),

sweet potato hush puppies

($3.95), jalapeno caps

($3.95), turkey legs ($5.95)

and rib tips ($11.95). JD’s

soup choices run the gamut

from chicken noodle soup

($1.95 cup, $3.95 bowl),

Cajun gumbo served over

rice ($1.95 cup, $3.95

bowl) and beef chili topped

with onions and shredded

cheese ($2.50 cup, $4.50


Lunch and dinner specials

vary day to day and

touch on all sections of the

overall menu, ranging from

tilapia or crawfish po’boy

on Monday to a barbecue

brisket sandwich on Saturday.

JD’s also specializes in

catering events and parties.

The catering menu hits on

all the restaurant’s in-house

favorites, from salads and

appetizers to smokehouse

barbecue and seafood. Shupak

hopes the Glenview

restaurant will eventually

match the off-site volume

of the Arlington Heights


“When it’s a first time

event, especially with a

larger organization, I want

to make sure setup is to my

specifications and that the

foods gets delivered hot,”

Shupak said. “I make sure

I meet the host and introduce

myself and give them

a little knowledge about

what we do and how we

can secure their business in

the future, as well.”

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

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would you choose and


I would choose the ability

to fly because I think

it would be cool to look

down and see everything

moving as an orderly system

and be able to get to

places faster.

Pearson is a sophomore

power forward on the

Lake Forest High School

girls basketball team.

How long have

you been playing

basketball and how

did you get started

with it?

I’ve been playing since

second grade. I started because

a lot of my friends

were playing and it looked

like a lot of fun, so I wanted

to join in.

What’s the most

challenging thing about

playing basketball?

I definitely think not

letting the mistakes get to

your head if you’re having

a rough game is really

hard, playing through adversity.

Do you have a

favorite NBA or

WNBA player?

I really like Elena Delle

Donne. I like the way that

she’s so confident about

her skills and her team.

What do you usually

eat before a game?

Usually something light,

like a (energy or protein)

bar or a sandwich.

Do you have any New

Year’s resolutions?

In general I want to work

on my basketball game.

I’d like to improve by going

up stronger in the post

and going into contact.

If you could have any

superpower, which

If you could travel

anywhere, where

would you go and


I want to go to Bora

Bora because I saw this

picture of these tiki hut

things that sit on the water

and they looked so cool

because the water is so

clear and blue.

What is your favorite

book or movie?

I just saw “Collateral

Beauty” and that was really


What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

been given?

Probably to learn from

your mistakes. If you make

a bad pass on offense, get

it back with good defensive


What’s the best part

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Tori Salanty, girls basketball

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This Week In...

Scouts Varsity


Boys Basketball

■Jan. ■ 13 - vs. Zion-Benton

(East Campus), 7 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - at Mundelein,

7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

■Jan. ■ 12 - vs. Mundelein

(East Campus), 7 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 14 - Lake Forest

Tournament (East Campus),

9 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 16 - Lake Forest

Tournament (East Campus),

9 a.m.


■Jan. ■ 14 - Lake County

Invite at Stevenson, 12 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - vs. Libertyville

(East Campus), 5:30 p.m.

Boys Hockey

■Jan. ■ 15 - Varsity Blue vs.

CLS (Lake Forest College),

4 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - Varsity Blue vs.

Carmel, 8 p.m.

Girls Pom and Dance

■Jan. ■ 13 - NSC

Championship at Warren

(Almond Campus), 6:30


Boys Swimming and


■Jan. ■ 14 - Diving at

Glenbrook North, 8:30 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 14 - Swimming

at New Trier (Winnetka

Campus), noon


■Jan. ■ 12 - Dual Meet vs.

Grayslake Central and

Woodstock at Vernon Hills,

5:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 14 - at Lisle, 9 a.m.

Caxys Varsity


Boys Basketball

■Jan. ■ 13 - vs. CICS

Longwood, 6 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 14 - vs. Willowbrook

at Sterling (Homer

Musgrove Field House), 1


■Jan. ■ 14 - vs. United

Township at Sterling (Homer

Musgrove Field House),

4:15 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 16 - vs. Belvidere at

Sterling (Homer Musgrove

Field House), 10 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 16 - vs. Kankakee at

Sterling (Homer Musgrove

Field House), 2:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball

■Jan. ■ 12 - at Carmel, 6


■Jan. ■ 17 - vs. Waukegan

at Washington (Washington

Campus East), 5:30 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey

■Jan. ■ 14 - vs. Loyola

Maroon (Mount Prospect

Arena), 2 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 15 - at LZMW

(Tripahn Center Ice Arena),

7:50 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey

■Jan. ■ 15 - at Maine

(IceLand Skate Complex),

6:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 17 - vs. Warren, 6


Jack Barbour drives towards the net during a contest with Highland Park.

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Graham Hickey fights off a stick check.

Tori Salanty eyes up the basket before

taking a shot.

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Reed Thomas comes down with a

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Boys Basketball

Caxys defeat Giants in home opener

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

The Caxys were road

warriors, opening the season

winning 10 of their

first 13 games, all away

from home.

Lake Forest Academy

(11-3) finally played its

first home game of the

2016-2017 season on

Saturday, Jan. 7, against

Highland Park (6-8) and

came away with a 55-37


“The road toughens

you up,” LFA coach Matt

Vaughn said. “We had

some success on the road.

We played with good

emotion and guys were

fired up and that helped

us. And we’re always focused

when we play Highland

Park. It’s always been

a good game for us being

so close and we’ve played

them really tight through

the years. We were ready

to play.”

After holding a 9-7 first

quarter lead, the Caxys

went on a 12-0 run to

grab a 21-7 advantage

with 6:11 remaining in the

second quarter. The Giants

responded with a 6-0

run to close their deficit

to 21-13, but the Caxys

countered with a 9-2 run

to grab their largest advantage

of the first half at


“I think we were driving

well,” LFA senior

guard Chris Harris said.

“We got open shots off the

drive, so that was good.

My teammates picked

me up a lot. We were just

getting shots and we just

got open and we got into

a groove. We knew we

needed to come out strong

because our last couple of

games we didn’t come out

too strong.”

Daniel Michelon (3) shoots a fadeaway jumper for

Highland Park in the contest.

Highland Park ended

the first half on an 8-0

run to go into the halftime

break trailing 30-23.

“We felt pretty good

at halftime,” Paul Harris

said. “We finished

the second quarter well

and came into the locker

room and just said, ‘It’s

the first game after break

and maybe we’re trying to

do things a little too fast.’

So we really just tried to

be calm and talk to the

guys about slowing things

down. But that’s where

you give your opponent

credit because they just

made it really difficult for

us to do that.”

The Caxys outscored

the Giants 8-5 in the third

quarter to extend their

lead to 38-28. The Caxys

opened the fourth quarter

on a 7-0 run to extend

their lead to 45-28 and led

by as much as 20 points in

the final period en route to

the 18-point victory.

“It’s one thing we’ve

been talking a lot about is

how to stop a team when

they’re making a run,”

Paul Harris said. “We

can’t always call timeout,

so we have to do a better

job on the floor of kind

of digging in and getting

stops and having good

possessions on the offensive


Vaughn felt Highland

Park experienced fatigue

in the fourth quarter.

“I think we got into a

full court game and I think

those guys actually got a

little tired,” Vaughn said.

“I think we tired them out

a little bit and I think we

kind of wore them down

a little bit. Our defense

really picked it up. Our

offense was still a little

all over the place in the

fourth quarter but defensively

I think we did a

nice job.”

Chris Harris finished

with a game-high 16

points for the Caxys and

Highland Park junior

Lake Forest Academy’s Chris Harris (23) gets to the basket for a layup during the

Caxys’ 55-37 win over Highland Park on Saturday, Jan. 7, in Lake Forest. Miroslaw

Pomian/22nd Century Media

Highland Park’s Ziv Tal (40) drives toward the basket.

guard Daniel Michelon

recorded a team-high 13

points for the Giants.

“(Chris Harris) is pretty

athletic,” Paul Harris

said. “I would say if

I’m a college coach, I’m

paying attention to him.

I don’t think he’s getting

a tremendous amount of

attention, but I think he

should be. He can shoot,

he makes his teammates

better and he can jump

out of the gym. We saw

some examples of that.

A few of those lobs I

thought we defended

pretty well, but if they

throw it high enough

he’s going to get it.”

The Giants will be back

in play on Friday night

when they travel to Maine

East for a 7 p.m. start,

while the Caxys will take

on Willowbrook in a MLK

Tournament from Sterling

High School at 1 p.m. on


30 | January 12, 2017 | The lake forest leader sports


Scouts lose Summerville in win over Giants

Derek Wolff, Sports Editor

Maeve Summerville

scored the opening basket

of the game and rattled off

7 of Lake Forest’s first 10

points in a little over four

and a half minutes, quickly

prompting a timeout from

visiting Highland Park on

Wednesday, Jan. 4, in Lake


But when the versatile

junior forward’s night ended

prematurely with an ankle

injury early in the third

quarter, the Scouts (13-5)

had to find someone else

to give the ball to.

Running the offense

through freshman Halle

Douglass, the Scouts recovered

from the setback

to top the Giants, 54-36.

Senior point guard Delaney

Williams had a teamhigh

14 points, including

9 in the second half, while

Douglass had 9.

Summerville finished

with 10 in 12:24 of playing

time after being fouled

early in the third quarter

and having to leave the

game due to injury.

“You watch someone

like that go down, someone

who’s been the leading

scorer, leading the

team in rebounding, doing

all these things, it was nice

to see Delaney (Williams)

and a bunch of people step

up,” Scouts head coach

Kyle Wilhelm said. “After

that we had a really balanced

effort. There were

a lot of little plays that

helped overall for a good

team win.”

Lake Forest found a balance

in the second half

and received contributions

from everywhere after taking

a 27-18 lead into halftime.

10 different Scouts

registered a point or more

in the victory.

Lake Forest’s Tori Salanty (5) fires off a 3-pointer attempt while Highland Park’s Lily Kahn (43) defends. Miroslaw

Pomian/22nd Century Media

The Scouts got out to a

10-2 run, punctuated by a

3-pointer and layup from

Summerville on back-toback

possessions. Highland

Park closed the gap

by the end of the quarter

to 10-7 after Kirby Bartelstein

knocked down a

trey and Addie Budnik hit

a jump shot.

Lake Forest opted for a

larger lineup to begin the

game, starting four players

at 6-feet tall or more,

which limited Highland

Park’s efficiency and opportunities

in the low post.

Both sides made adjustments

in the second

quarter to open the floor

and Highland Park earned

more opportunities in the

paint. Budnik, senior forward

Lily Kahn, junior forward

Lily Biagi and junior

shooting guard Kirby Bartelstein

all added points for

the Giants as they trimmed

Lake Forest’s lead to nine

by halftime.

Budnik finished the

game with 10 points,

while Kahn finished with

2 points off free throws.

Wilhelm credited forward

Ellie Pearson with containing

Highland Park’s bigs

throughout the game.

Ellie Pearson did a great

job of post defense and really

understands the positioning,”

Wilhelm said. “Even

when they did catch the

basketball, she knows how

to neutralize what they like

to do. She’s so smart with

getting in the right positions

and if you tell her what to

look for she does a great job

of listening and following

through on defense.”

Following Summerville’s

injury, Douglass

started the third quarter

with 5 straight points for

the Scouts before Highland

Park threatened,

cutting the deficit to five

points at 32-27 after a Sydney

Ignoffo 3-pointer.

Williams took over for

the Scouts, hitting Lake Forest’s

next 5 points en route

to a 39-29 advantage at the

end of the third quarter.

The Scouts got contributions

from their bench

throughout the fourth

quarter, where Annie Aberle,

Grace Tirzmalis, Jen

Whittington and Veronica

Giordano all added tallies.

Highland Park won

the rebounding battle

on the defensive boards

throughout the night, 27-

21, though Lake Forest

totaled one more rebound

at 39-38. Both sides shot

30 percent from the floor,

though Lake Forest took

26 more shots after being

the beneficiaries of Highland

Park’s 22 turnovers.

If the Scouts are forced

to be without Summerville

for any extended period of

Sydney Ignoffo (2) eyes up the basket on a 3-pointer attempt for the Giants.

time, it won’t be anything

knew for a team still playing

without Audrey Kaus.

The Scouts were plagued

by injuries throughout the

2015-16 campaign as well.

“Between Halle and

Delaney, they’ve done

such a good job all year

of handling the ball and

working with each other

and working off of one another,”

he said. “They’re

starting to penetrate more

and do more things.

“Last year, all of the

players that had to step up,

we had a ton of injuries last

year. We’ve been forced

to get a lot of people into

those situations, so I’m

ready for whoever to step

up in those situations and

fill in the void for us.”

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Boys Swimming and Diving

Loyola duo leads Ramblers to title


Freelance Reporter

Miroslaw Pomian/22Cm


Stars of the


1. Chris Harris


The 6-foot-3 guard

had a team-high

16 points in Lake

Forest Academy’s

home opening

55-37 victory over

Highland Park.

2. Delaney Williams.

The senior point

guard took over

in the second half

of a 54-36 home

win over Highland

Park, adding 9 of

her team-high 14


3. Alex Reidel.

The senior


was one of four

Scouts named to

the hockey IHSHL

North Central


Division All-Star


Thanks to a pair of outstanding


Loyola Academy came out

on top in the New Trier

Winter Dive Classic on

Saturday, Jan. 7 in Winnetka.

Chris Canning finished

second behind Niles

North’s Max Royzen,

while Alex O’Toole was

fifth in the Jan. 7 event that

involved 32 contestants

from 19 schools.

Royzen had 552 points;

Canning had 529.15

points; and O’Toole had


Going into the last of the

11 rounds, Canning was

breathing down Royzen’s

neck with only 3.35 points

separating them. But

Royzen was ultra-strong

in his final dive, enabling

him to pull away.

“It wasn’t my best,”

Canning said in evaluating

a performance that saw

him stay in second place

every round. “It was upand-down.

“But it was a good experience,

especially because

the state tournament will

be here in this pool. You

get a feel for the environment.

The competition

kind of resembles state;

this is what it’s going to be

like first day.”

Canning, who will be

diving for the University

of Michigan next season,

Listen Up

“I would say if I’m a college coach, I’m

paying attention to him. I don’t think he’s

getting a tremendous amount of attention,

but I think he should.”

Paul Harris — on LFA basketball player Chris Harris.

Lake Forest’s Jay Grieve dives in during the New Trier Winter Dive Classic on Saturday, Jan. 7, at New Trier’s

Winnetka Campus. miroslaw pomian/22nd century media

finished fourth in the state

tournament as a freshman,

third as a sophomore and

second last year.

O’Toole also made it to

the state tournament last

season but wasn’t a championship


“I’m trying to work

harder this year so I can

do better,” the junior said.

“Today I was nervous going

in. There were a few

things I could have done

better but overall I’m happy

with how I did.”

Loyola coach Tony

D’Amico is pleased with

the consistency of Canning

and O’Toole this season.

“Both have been very

solid,” he said. “I’ve

stressed finishing dives

and they’re doing the

things I’ve asked. That’s

great to see.

“Another thing is they

seem to be enjoying themselves.

They’re smiling;

they’ve having fun. I love

to see that.”

Three other divers from

North Shore schools made

the cut after the first five

rounds to advance to the final

field of 16—Glenbrook

North’s Ryan Cohn wound

up eighth (402.50 points),

New Trier’s Jack Connolly

came in 13th (351.55) and

Lake Forest’s Jay Grieve

was 15th (290.10).

The last six dives brought

out the best in Cohn, who

tune in

What to watch this week

GIRLS POM AND DANCE: The Scouts travel to Gurnee with

title aspirations in the NSC Championship.

• Lake Forest at Warren (Almond Campus), Friday, Jan. 13,

8:30 p.m., Gurnee.

was in 12th place at the conclusion

of first five rounds.

“My easy dives were a

little shaky but I was happy

with my harder dives,” the

diminutive sophomore said.

According to GBN

coach Jessica Roby, “Ryan

learned a bunch of new

dives the last couple of

weeks and we tested them


New Trier coach Bruce

Kimball likes what he has

been seeing from Connolly

during his senior season.

“This year, Jack has a

little more power off the

board,” Kimball said. “His

progress has been great.

He just has a few things to

clean up but it’s relatively


early in the season.”

Glenbrook South’s

Brendan Fontillas just

missed being part of the

final 16 group, finishing

17th after five rounds. He

picked up 164.60 points,

leaving him 4.15 points

shy of 16th place.

“There’s two dives I

wish we could have done

a redo,” GBS coach Laura

Duffy said. “When you hit

three of five you’re on the


“But if you want them

there at the end of the

season you have to throw

them in (high quality competition)


Lake Forest finished

15th in the competition.

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Making a splash

Scouts divers compete at New Trier, Page 31

Tip off

Caxys battle Highland Park in home opener, Page 29

Scouts best Giants to return to winning ways, Page 30

Scouts point guard Delaney Williams (1) drives to the basket for a layup attempt as Giants forward Lily Kahn (43) defends. Miroslaw Pomian/22nd Century Media

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