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Lake Forest and Lake Bluff’s hometown newspaper LakeForestLeader.com • January 26, 2017 • Vol. 2 No. 50 • $1




James Gluth, a Lake

Forest firefighter and

paramedic, serves

Caroline O’Brien, of

Lake Forest, some

chili on Thursday,

Jan. 19, at Dickinson

Hall. Alyssa Groh/22ND

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Curing the



Residents attend Lake Forest Firefighters Chili

Lunch to warm up on a cold day, Page 3

Week of fame

Check out the Leader’s newest Pet of

the Week, Page 8

Hello Neighbor Check out

what is happening in neighboring

towns along the North Shore, Page 11

As good as new

Deer Path Middle School opens new life

skills classroom, Page 13

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In this week’s


Pet of the Week8

Police Reports10



Faith Briefs20

Quick Bites22

Home of the Week23

Athlete of the Week26

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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. For more information,

visit lakeforestbookstore.com

or call (847)


LFHS Winter Play: “Italian

American Reconciliation”

7 p.m. Jan. 26-28, Lake

Forest High School, 1285

N. McKinley Road, Lake

Forest. Tickets are $12 for

adults and $6 for students

and seniors. LFHS Theatre

presents Italian American

Reconciliation, a folktale

by John Patrick Shanley.

Shanley also wrote the

critically acclaimed film

Moonstruck and the Pulitzer

Prize and Tony Awardwinning

play Doubt.

Italian American Reconciliation

is a working class

comic opera that explores

how men love women and

what it means to be part of

a close-knit ethnic community.


Those Were the Days

Radio Players

1 p.m. Jan. 27, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Come

and shake off the winter

blues with this group.

Those Were the Days Radio

Players re-create radio

shows using original

scripts with their own talented

performers aided by

music, sound effects and

broadcast-like sound reproductions.

Watch an oldtime

radio show. Registration

for this event is due by

Jan. 24 and the event costs

$5 for members and $8

for guests. Registrations

is required in advance for

all programs. Please call

(847) 234-2209 for registration



1st Annual Baketball Allstar


9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28,

Deerpath Middle School,

95 W. Deerpath Road,

Lake Forest. This event is

for third-sixth grade boys

and third-eighth grade

girls. Participate in an all

star game, 2-ball competition

and a free through

competition. Prizes will

be awarded. For more information

call Jason Olson

at (847) 810-3946 or email

him at olson@cityoflakeforest.com.

“Telluride Moutainfilm”

7 p.m. Jan. 28, Gorton

Community Center, 400

E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

One of the longestrunning

film festivals in

America, this adventurous,

conservation-driven festival

brings leading documentary

films from around

the world to its audiences.

Enriched by an interactive

discussion-based format,

this is a film festival catered

to environmental enthusiasts.

Tickets are $15

in advance and $18 at the

door. For more information,

visit www.lfola.org.


The Sleds are Coming

2 p.m. Jan. 29, Ice Rink

on South Campus at Lake

Forest College, 555 N.

Sheridan Road, Lake Forest.

Come out to the College’s

Ice Rink to cheer

on members of the Great

Lakes Adaptive Sports

Association (GLASA)

Falcons sled hockey team

during an on-ice competition.

This annual event is

full of fun activities and

admission is free. For

more information, visit


Ceramic Valentines


4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Stirling

Hall, 50 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Come

create the most beautiful

ceramic valentines.

Young artists will create

these holiday keepsakes to

share with their family and

friends. Students will roll,

cut and glaze handmade

valentines. This event is

for ages 4-8 and costs $34

for residents and $40 for

non residents. To register,

visit LFRec.com.


Engaging Generational


6:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Career

Resource Center, 40

E. Old Mill Road, Suite

105, Lake Forest. This

program will explore stereotypes,

myths and realities

of today’s multi-generational

workforce and help

participants to understand

generational differences,

improve communications

skills and prepare for the

changes within today’s

workforce. Particular attention

will be focused

on how these different

generations communicate

and their work styles. Attendees

will be asked to

explore from within themselves

how to appropriately

educate and influence

their thinking around generational

differences. This

event is free for members

and $20 for non members.

For more information, visit



Tot Play and Pray Date

8-9:30 a.m. Jan. 31, East

Lake Academy, 13911 W.

Laurel Dr., Lake Forest.

Parents, grandparents and

caregivers are invited to

stop in with toddlers for

free play, stories, music

and prayer. To RSVP call

(847) 247-0035, ext. 204.


East Lake Academy —

Open House Tour

9:30 a.m. Feb. 2, East

Lake Academy, 13911 W.

Laurel Drive, Lake Forest.

Come experience the

East Lake difference. Prospective

parents are invited

to learn more about the

classical curriculum, visit

classrooms and meet the

teachers. East Lake Academy

is a Roman Catholic

school of academic excellence

serving students

in PreK-3 through eighth

grade. Register at (847)

247-0035, ext. 204 or visit



“Executive Functions and

the Teenage Brain”

7-9 p.m. Feb. 2, LFHS

West Campus Board

Room, 300 S. Waukegan

Road, Lake Forest. Dr.

Georgia Bozeday, Rush

Neurobehavioral Center

- Education Department

will explore the unique

and sometimes confounding

nature of the teenage

brain. Research technology

in the twenty-first

century provides us with

exciting opportunities to

study the ever-changing

human brain from infancy

through the senior years.

For more information,

visit www.lakeforestschools.org.


Camp Preview Day

9 a.m.-noon Feb. 4, Deer

Path Middle School, 95 W

Deerpath Road, Lake Forest.

Come to Lake Forest

Parks and Recreation

Camp Preview Day to get

a sneak peek of the camps,

meet staff, ask questions

and even have the opportunity

for early registration

incentives. From

traditional, super fun day

camps, to sports, nature,

dance, art and technology,

there is a camp for every

child. Many camps are offered

from 1-8 weeks, so

residents can customize

summer camp schedule to

fit family’s summer plans.

For more information, call

(847) 234-6700.


Lake Forest Open Lands:

Little Trekkers

1-3 p.m. Mondays

through March 12 (no

class Feb. 20), Mellody

Farm Nature Preserve,

350 N. Waukegan Road,

Lake Forest. Become

a nature detective and

search for signs of the elusive

flying squirrel, winter

birds and animal tracks

left in the snow. Warm up

inside to enjoy a story and

create a nature craft. This

fun program is for the curious

child who likes to

explore and make discoveries.

For more information,

visit www.LFOLA.


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.


To submit an item for the

community calendar, contact

Editor Alyssa Groh at


com or (847) 272-4565 ext.

21. Entries are due by noon

on the Thursday prior to

publication date.

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Warming up with LF firefighters

Lake Forest residents attend luncheon to

meet the Lake Forest Fire Department

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Despite a warmer winter

day, residents and firefighters

gathered inside

Dickinson Hall to eat chili

together and get to know

one another at the Lake

Forest Firefighters Chili

Lunch event on Thursday,

Jan. 19.

During the summer

Dickinson Hall hosts a

breakfast on the beach

event at Lake Forest Beach

for residents 50 years old

and older. Each year they

invite firefighters to the

event as a precaution in

case someone needs assistance.

This year, the staff at

Dickinson Hall got the

idea to host an event in the

winter with firefighters.

“We asked if the firefighters

would be interested

in a feel good event to

warm people up and take

the winter blues away,”

said Jill Becker, the senior

resource manager at Dickinson


After throwing around

some ideas, the firefighters

came up with a luncheon

idea to serve chili to senior

citizens to help warm them

All Are Welcome!

Christian Science Society


400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest

up and cure the winter


The meaning of the

event was not only to cure

the winter blues but to help

the senior citizens of the

Sunday Morning Service, 10:30 a.m. (upstairs in the Friends’ Room)

Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. (first Wednesday of each month)

Join together for prayer, hymns, and readings from the Bible, with related passages from the

Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.

On Wednesday evenings, participants will share their own healings and inspiration.

“To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.”

Mary Baker Eddy

Please see fire, 6

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John Season (left) and Joan Barott, both of Knollwood, enjoy chili made by the Lake

Forest Fire Department at the Lake Forest Firefighters Chili Lunch on Thursday, Jan.


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Lake Forest City Council

City grants 90-day extension for Winwood sewer system ordinance

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Forest City

Council unanimously approved

a 90-day extension

for the Winwood neighborhood

to be in compliance

with the ordinance requiring

all properties to connect

to the sanitary sewer system

during its meeting on Tuesday,

Jan. 17. The extension

proposal was presented by

City Manager Robert Kiely

who said Winwood property

owners feel the decision

is being rushed.

Currently, 85 properties

in Winwood are on septic

systems, but the City’s

goal is to have all properties

on its sewer system.

Residents have asked to be

exempt from that requirement

under a special service

area agreement.

“I recognize there is a

lot of anxiety and confusion

around this topic,”

Kiely said.

He also noted that Winwood

property owners

need more information

about the implications of

staying on septic systems


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versus connecting with the

City sewers. There will be

a financial burden on those

property owners, and some

did not know they were on

septic systems when they

moved into the area and

that there was an ordinance

regarding the sewer


Alderman Catherine

Waldeck assured Winwood

residents that the

City hears them. She said

they have recently been

given new information

about the situation, and

recommended a special

workshop focusing on this

issue to take place within

the 90-day extension period.

She also said it has

been more than 30 years

since the ordinance requiring

sewer connection has

been in place and in 1998

the City Council and members

of the community reaffirmed

their commitment

to have 100 percent compliance

with it.

“The question ahead is

whether to keep the ordinance,

amend it, create

special exemptions,

or eliminate it,” Waldeck


“This is a terribly complicated

issue,” Mayor

Donald Schoenheider said.

“We are grateful to the residents

and City staff who

have helped us understand

what’s involved.”

Andrew Twyman, a

Winwood resident, testified

that the cost to homeowners

could run between

$150,000 and $250,000,

which is more than the

value of some of the properties.

His estimates include

assessments paid to

the City for connection,

landscaping repair, and in

some cases, complete repiping

of homes to reverse

the flow from the back of

the house to the septic system

to the front for sewer


“[During the 90-day extension]

I would encourage

the residents to work

among themselves to deal

with the issue and develop

some solutions,” said newly

installed Alderman Raymond


City approves

redevelopment on

Westleigh Road following

Plan Commission

Lake Forest City Council

reviewed and approved

two redevelopments and

amendments to the Northwestern

Lake Forest Hospital’s

master plan which

were passed at the Dec. 14

Lake Forest Plan Commission


A rezoning request for

the 770 Westleigh Road

property from R-5 to R-4

to allow for redevelopment.

The owner, Lake

Forest Open Lands Foundation,

in collaboration

with developer Nick Patera,

would like to demolish

the vacant single family

house on the property

to make room for a ninelot

neighborhood of single

family homes on the south

end and preserve 17 acres

on the north end as wetlands,

with no future development

allowed there.

Lake Forest Open Lands

and the developer have

promised to realign the

entryway from Westleigh

Road so car headlights

will not reflect into homes

on the south side of the

road. They will also include

setbacks and landscape

barriers that match

the rural feel of the area to

ease commissioners’ and

residents’ concerns voiced

at the November and December

plan commission


The only objection came

from Lake Forest resident

Dan Sebald who said the

unanimous passage by the

plan commission was misleading

because the commissioner

most opposed

to the plan was absent on

Dec. 14 and that two commissioners

refused themselves

from the vote because

of business conflicts.

He stated that he believes

the Dickinson family sold

the property to Lake Forest

Open Lands believing

it would preserve rather

than develop it. He also

objected because the development

seems artificial

in nature, the area is

environmentally sensitive

and that water catch basins

would make it unappealing

to families with young


Nonetheless, the City

Council believes it is a

solid plan with enough

positive elements and approved

it unanimously.

The second item in consideration

was the amendments

to Northwestern

Lake Forest Hospital’s

master plan. An overview

was presented by Lake

Forest Director of Community


Catherine Czerniak, who

explained the changes are

to the Central and South

campuses. The new building

is further east than

originally planned and the

roadways have been realigned

to accommodate

it. The main entrance and

roadway will face Waukegan

Road with another

entrance from Route 41.

The new building’s placement

will allow for future

additions, including a third

floor to sections and pavilions

at the ends.

On the South Campus,

all or most of the existing

hospital will be removed

and the roadway will be

realigned. There will be

a street from Deerpath

Road leading to the new

building, but signage will

encourage people to enter

from the west and east instead.

Czerniak said the Plan

Commission unanimously

approved the plan changes

while noting that concerns

of residential neighbors

about the height of berms,

landscaping, the support

services building and

drainage need to be addressed

by the hospital administration

and the City.

Administration has engaged

a historic preservation

firm to memorialize

the existing hospital.

“I’m concerned with the

vagueness of memorializing

the existing building,”

Alderman George Pandaleon

said. “The main entrance

and drive-up have a

warm place in many people’s

hearts. If this building

is to completely go

away, I think there needs

to be significant consideration

of that. I would like

the record to show that

we need to keep an eye on


With those considerations

in mind, the City

Council unanimously

passed the hospital plan


The City Council also

unanimously approved

the third recommendation

from the Plan Commission

involving redevelopment

of three lots on McKinley

Road between Westminster

and Deerpath, which

will increase residential

housing in the downtown

and give some open space

to the library.

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Lake Bluff Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals

Community input sought for new land-use plan

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

“Why do people move

to Lake Bluff?” and “Who

makes up the customer

base of the central business

district?” were among

the questions raised by

the Plan Commission and

Zoning Board of Appeals

(PCZBA) at their special

workshop on Wednesday,

Jan. 18 regarding an

update of the Village’s

comprehensive land

use plan.

“The goal of the plan

is to say, ‘Here’s where

we want to be in 20 to

30 years,’ and ask, ‘How

does the land use plan

contribute to that?’” said

Commissioner David


The last land use plan

created by Lake Bluff

was in 1997, and PCZBA

will use that as a starting

point for the next 20-

year land use plan. The

commission will also

incorporate elements

from the Village’s 2023

Strategic Plan, which has

been under development

since August 2016 and

will be the subject of a

community dialogue Jan.

26 at Village Hall.

Other factors PCZBA

will include are market

dynamics, economic dynamics

and input from

residents, businesses

and institutions. The industrial

and commercial

areas of Lake Bluff currently

have low vacancy

rates while in the residential

sector there is a

resurgence of tear downs

and new housing construction,

both of which

signal good economic


“We wouldn’t have

seen those things if we

were putting this plan together

6 or 7 years ago,”

said Commissioner Leslie

Bishop, indicating the

new plan needs to be flexible

enough to accommodate

unforeseen circumstances,

good or bad, in

the future.

“Part of what we are

doing is not to be bound

by what’s been done in

the past, but to do what

we think is best going

forward,” said Chairman

Steve Kraus.

He stressed the importance

of gathering both

quantitative and impressionistic

data about the

residents and businesses

of Lake Bluff. The plan

also needs to address

multi-family housing and

historic preservation, he


The over arching question

was whether to start

with new goals and then

get community data and

input or the other way


“I think they can happen

in parallel,” Burns

said. “We can create a

framework and planning

elements alongside

gathering info. We can

review what was planned

in 1997 to see what was

done and what was not


“Community involvement

from the beginning

is where I’m leaning,”

said Commissioner Sam


Commissioner Mary

Collins also suggested

the importance of getting

community buy-in early

in the process.

“Our goals should be

modified in the process of

forming a new plan,” Collins


Village Administrator

Drew Irvin agreed

that they should have

community input before

they do the analysis

and create goals. He offered

to gather customer

information from the

central business district

and draft a preliminary

new plan based on the

1997 plan.

In the beginning of the

process Kraus and Irvin

will work together on

analyzing the U.S. Census

Bureau’s demographic

and economic data on

Lake Bluff.

Members of PCZBA

and Irvin could not decide

on what would be the best

way to collect impressionistic

information. That

discussion is to be continued,

but all agreed that

they welcome input from

all of Lake Bluff’s stakeholders.


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From Page 3

Attendees (left to right) Gladys Grand, of Highwood,

and Don Koski and Elaine Koski, both of Lake Bluff, fill

their plates with food prepared by the Lake Forest Fire


community get to know

the firefighters outside of

an emergency situation

in case one day they may

need their help.

“We love the firefighters

and we appreciate everything

they do,” Becker

said. “It is so nice to have

the option to see them other

than when they are in an

emergency, and to be able

to put a face to a name and

for the seniors in the community

to know they are

there if they need help.”

During the event more

than 50 senior citizens

lined up to meet the firemen

and try their chili.

Throughout the luncheon

firemen and community

members sat together to

learn about one another.

“It was a great event for

the firemen to get out and

meet the public,” said Battalion

Chief Kevin Cronin.

During the lunch guests

also enjoyed listening to

classical music played on

the trombone by Zach Friesen

from the Music Institute

of Chicago.

The room at Dickinson

hall was filled with smells

of warm chili, sounds of

music and conversation

and sights of community

members coming together

to get to know and give

thanks to the Lake Forest

Fire Department.

“I think the event went

well and I think everyone

enjoyed it,” Cronin said.

“It was a good event for

the fire department and the

public to come together

with the senior center.”

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Balmelli Family,

Lake Forest

Bo is a wonderful

and sweet golden

retriever who loves

playing in the

snow, with friends,

and being with

his family. Exited

for the new year,

Bo turns two in

April and awaits

the excitement of

doggy treats and toys. Happy new year from Bo

and his family.

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Lake Forest College hosts annual

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Submitted by Great

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The Lake Forest College

Athletic Department, in

conjunction with the Great

Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

(GLASA) is excited

to host the seventh

annual “The Sleds Are

Coming” event at 2 p.m.

on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the

Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse

on the campus of

Lake Forest College.

The purpose of “The

Sleds Are Coming” is to

bring community exposure

to GLASA and showcase

its sled hockey program.

Community members, students

and staff have the

opportunity to watch and

cheer on a talented group

of athletes. Presently,

GLASA has one competitive

adult team, one recreational

adult team and one

competitive youth team.

The GLASA Falcons adult

teams are coached by retired

Lake Forest College

men’s hockey coach, Tony

Fritz. Since the inception

of this program nine years

ago, the adult competitive

team won the National

Championship in 2013 and

the youth competitive team

were the National Champions

in 2015.

The on ice competition

will consist of three 12-minute

periods of 5-on-5 sled

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To help raise funds for the

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will be a Chuck-A-Puck

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and silent auction including

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Chicago Blackhawks game

and an autographed Jonathon

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and concessions.

Lake Forest College

mascot, “Boomer”, and

the Chicago Wolves mascot,

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fans to cheer on GLASA


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address. Only one form

of identification may be a

piece of mail (e.g. water

bill, utility bill).

Voter registration does

not expire unless you

move or change your


On April 4, elections

will be held for Village

President, Village Trustee,

Village Clerk and Library

Trustee. The following

are important dates regarding

the 2017 Consolidate


March 7 – Last day for

voter registration;

March 13 – Voting by

mail begins in the County

Clerk’s office;

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ends; and

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regarding voter registration,

or information

concerning the upcoming

April 4, Consolidated

Election, please visit the

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Police Reports

Man charged after police locate Xanax during traffic stop

Jack K. Gwinn Jr., 29,

was charged with unlawful

possession of a controlled

substance at 11:36

p.m. on Jan. 14 in the

intersection of Route 41

and Gage Lane in Lake


Police were dispatched

for a report of a possible

car fire in the area. They

located a white sedan

that had smoke coming

from under the hood. Police

spoke with the driver

identified at Gwinn who

stated his vehicle was


While speaking to

Gwinn police detected

a strong odor of marihuana

coming from the

car. Gwinn admitted his

friends smoke marijuana

in his car and he consented

to a search.

Police located an unmarked

pill bottle in

Gwinn’s possession with

what appeared to be a prescription

medication he

did not have a prescription


He admitted the pill bottle

contained Xanax and he

did not have a prescription

to Xanax.

In other police news:

Lake Bluff

Jan. 7

• A driver was charged

with speeding at 7:05 a.m.

in the intersection of Sheridan

Road and E. Blodgett


Jan. 6

• A ride share driver was

charged with improper

lane usage at 6:25 p.m. in

the intersection of Rockland

Road and S. Waukegan


Jan. 5

• A two vehicle property

damage accident was reported

at 5:46 p.m. in the

intersection of Rockland

Road and Skokie Highway.

Jan. 3

• A driver was charged

with no valid driver’s license

at 9:15 a.m. in the

intersection of Green Bay

Road and W. Washington


• A business owner reported

harassment of a former employee

who has been calling

the business and texting

his personal phone at 9:32

a.m. in the 200 block of S.

Waukegan Road.

Jan. 2

• Identify theft was reported

at 10:25 a.m. at E. Lake

Bluff Police Department.

• A delayed hit and run

was reported at 7:46 p.m.

in the 900 block of Rockland


Jan. 1

• A officer conducted a

traffic stop at 1:29 a.m.

on southbound route 41 in

front of Lake Forest Hospital.

The officer obtained

the driver’s license and

learned the driver had an

active Illinois Department

Of Corrections warrant

for a parole violation with

full extradition. When the

officer approached the offending

vehicle a second

time, the vehicle fled the

traffic stop at a high rate

of speed. The officer did

not pursue the vehicle.

Dispatch was able to provide

the information to

ISPERN for the offending

vehicle. ISPERN # 1 was

issued. The officer will

be attempting to obtain a

warrant for speeding 83

mph in a 55 mph zone,

and aggravated fleeing

and eluding.

• Officers responded

to a driving complaint

at 5:34 p.m. eastbound

on W. Scranton Avenue

from Green Bay Road

for a vehicle reported

having difficulty maintaining

its lane. The vehicle

was located at E.

Center Avenue at Glen

Avenue. Officers made

contact with the driver

and determined the driver

was suffering from a

medical condition. Lake

Bluff Fire Department

and Lake Forest Ambulance

responded to the

scene and treated the

patient. Officers stood

by for assistance until a

refusal was obtained and

no further assistance was

needed and cleared.

Lake Forest

Jan. 16

• Brandon L. Fitzgerald,

22, of Milwaukee, was

charged with no valid driver’s

license and speeding

83 mph in a 55 mph speed

zone at 2:35 a.m. in the intersection

of Route 41 and

Westleigh Road.

Jan. 15

• Natalie E. Dixon, 18,

of St. Louis Park, Minn.,

was charged with minor

consumption of alcohol

at 11:52 p.m. in the 500

block of Sheridan Road.

Police responded to Lake

Forest College for a report

of an 18-year-old female

throwing up and intoxicated.

Upon arrival police

located Dixon lying on

a bed, acting hysterical,

crying and throwing up

into a garbage bin. Dixon

admitted several times

she drank an unknown

number of drinks containing

vodka. Police could

detect an odor of an alcoholic

beverage emanating

from her person when she

spoke and she appeared

to be severely intoxicated.

She was transported

by Lake Forest Fire Department

to Northwestern

Lake Forest Hospital

Emergency Room.

Jan. 14

• Two juveniles age 15 and

one juvenile age 14 were

charged with curfew violation

at 1:53 a.m. in the

intersection of Deerpath

Road and Sussex Avenue.

Police on routine patrol

located the juveniles walking

in the area and they attempted

to hide from the

officer but were detained.

They were taken to the

Public Safety Building and

parents were notified.

Jan. 11

• Ramiro Lopez-Martinez,

20, of Highland Park, was

charged with no valid

driver’s license in the intersection

of Western Avenue

and Deerpath Road. Police

on routine patrol observed

a grey Ford Explorer and

when police checked the

registration they determined

the vehicle was reported

stolen by Chicago

Police Department. After

further investigation police

determined the vehicle was

previously stolen and had

been recover but was not

cleared by Chicago Police



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.

Whelan among 20 leaders

to receive fellowship award

Submitted by Lake Forest

Country Day School

B o b


head of

school at

Lake Forest


Day School,

has been Whelan

awarded a

fully-funded fellowship to

the Klingenstein Center

for Independent School

Leadership’s 2017 heads of

Schools Program at Teachers

College, Columbia University.

This distinguished

honor, established in 1991,

is granted to twenty heads

of schools from around the

world each year.

In mid-January, these

Heads of Schools will gather

together at the Columbia

University Campus for intensive

study to examine

educational issues facing

independent and international

schools. In addition

to academic enrichment

and actionable research,

the award provides school

leaders with an opportunity

for focused professional

enrichment, renewal and

reflection. The 2017 cohort

includes Heads from across

the continental United

States in addition to participants

from China, South

Africa, Brazil, Germany,

Sweden, Cote D’Ivoire and

the US Virgin Islands.

LFCDS has a rich history

of excellence in teaching

and a commitment to

professional development.

The school has the highest

number of Golden Apple

honorees in an Illinois K-8

school, with five of these

honorees currently teaching

at LFCDS across a wide

range of subjects. In addition,

each year the school

hosts renowned child development

experts such as

Dr. Michael Thompson,

Dr. Ned Hallowell, Dr. David

Walsh, and New York

Times best-selling author

Jessica Lahey.

Mr. Whelan, in his fourth

year as head of school at

LFCDS, attended Phillips

Andover Academy

and Brown University and

earned a master’s degree

in education from Harvard

University. He previously

served as the associate head

of school at Rippowam

Cisqua in Bedford, N.Y.,

where he also taught and


The Klingenstein Center

is dedicated to improving

the quality of independent

and international school education

by developing and

strengthening leadership

among teachers and administrators

from schools

in the United States and

throughout the world. The

center attracts and selects

educators who have demonstrated

outstanding accomplishment

or potential

for excellence and equips

them with the knowledge,

skills and values necessary

for informed and effective

practice. All fellowships

and graduate programs focus

on instructional leadership,

collaboration and

teamwork, ethical decision

making, reflective practice

and a commitment to social

justice and diversity.

Drawing upon a record

of success that spans more

than thirty-five years and

the full resources of Teachers

College and Columbia

University, the Klingenstein

Center stands alone

in its capacity to develop

leaders for independent

schools. The Klingenstein

Center programs include

the fully-funded, two week

fellowship for heads of

Please see award, 15

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Council proposes villagewide

phosphorus ban

The Winnetka Village

Council introduced

a pending ordinance that

would prohibit the bulk of


fertilizer use throughout

the community on Jan. 17

at their bimonthly meeting.

The proposal is a product

of the Willow Road

Stormwater Tunnel and

Area Drainage Improvement

project’s stormwater

sampling in 2014,

revealing phosphorus in

the village’s stormwater

discharges to Lake Michigan

and the Skokie River.

Director of Public Works

and Village Engineer

Steve Saunders explained

that excess phosphorus

is an issue because it decreases

water quality by

reducing biodiversity and

depleting dissolved oxygen.

“Armed with that information,

we looked to see

how other communities

had handled phosphorous

runoff both locally

and nationally,” Saunders

said. “There are at least a

dozen Illinois municipalities

— mostly Chicago

suburbs — that have enacted

phosphorous bans.”

Saunders explained

that Winnetka is using

local and national phosphorous-prohibiting


for their blueprint,

as they have “important

exceptions that seem to

make sense to the [Environmental

and Forestry


Winnetka’s ordinance

is set to restrict individual

and commercial use of


fertilizers. However, use

will likely be permitted

in areas of phosphorus

deficiency such as

new lawns and vegetable


“There are some locations

where natural

phosphorous concentrations

in the soil are deficient,”

Saunders said. “In

most cases, to encourage

growth of plants and

lawns and things like that,

phosphorous is permitted.”

Reporting by Lauren Kiggins,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at WinnetkaCurrent.com.


Hair salon celebrates

service on MLK Jr. Day

Ordinarily, Art and

Science Salon in Evanston

is closed Mondays,

but on Martin Luther

King Jr. Day, it was the

scene of what the salon’s

goodwill ambassador

Kelley Menighan,

of Glenview, called a “


In keeping with the designation

of the holiday

in honor of the late civil

rights leader as a national

day of service to others,

a dozen of the salon’s

barbers and stylists gave

free haircuts to more than

30 people from Interfaith

Action of Evanston, a refuge

for homeless men and

women that shares space

with St. Mark’s Episcopal

Church. Those with

mustaches and beards

also received a trim while

ladies had their hair


When the guests stepped

outside, they looked like

walking advertisements

for the salon.

“I just got a $100 haircut

for free,” said Deerick,

a 19-year-old who has

been homeless and without

work for “three or four


“I would go by this

place all the time. It

looked so cool, like something

out of Hollywood,”

he added. “The people

here were very friendly.

They made it a fun experience.

I really appreciate


In addition to the haircuts

and facial grooming,

the guests were treated to

a lunch buffet with pasta,

macaroni and cheese,

chicken salad, bread,

cookies, homemade

brownies, ice cream and


Reporting by Neil Milbert,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlenviewLantern.



Approved policies address

responsibilities to

transgender employees,

park district patrons

The Glencoe Park Board

unanimously passed two

policies outlining the

rights of transgender staff

and park patrons and the

Glencoe Park District’s

responsibilities to those

individuals at its meeting

Tuesday evening, Jan. 17.

These policies — compiled

by staff, commissioners,

and the park

district’s attorney at

Ancel Glink — were reviewed

at the Glencoe

Park District Personnel

and Policy Committee

meeting Jan. 3. Glencoe

Park District Executive

Director Lisa Sheppard

said that there was no

incident that caused the

district to create the new


“We were reading our

policies and wanted to

make sure that any staff

or public felt safe in our

park district,” Sheppard


The two policies separately

outline the rights

and protections of staff

and park patrons who are

transgender or gendernonconforming.


terms refer to people who

identify with a gender

other than the one assigned

to them based on

their anatomy or otherwise

do not conform to

societal expectations of

gender expression.

Policy documents distributed

with the board’s

meeting packet state that

employees undergoing

gender transition, a period

in which a transgender

person may begin to publicly

express their gender

identity — by changing

their name and gendered

pronouns, wearing different

clothing, adopting

new grooming habits, or

undergoing surgery or

hormone therapy — will

be treated with respect

and support from their

supervisors and co-workers.

These employees are

asked to notify their employer

60 days prior to

their transition so that a

plan for handling workplace-related

details can

be made.

Reporting by Alexandra

Greenwald, Freelance

Reporter. Full story at GlencoeAnchor.com.


New appointments join

school board, discuss

district future post-BDR3

The North Shore School

District 112 Board of Education

held its first regular

meeting with newly

appointed board members

Lauren Klayman and

Adam Kornblatt Jan. 17.

Klayman is serving the

remainder of Jacqueline

Denham’s term after Denham

resigned from the

board in December. She

is serving four months

until the election on April

4, where she is not running

for reelection to the

school board. Kornblatt,

who is a member of Reconfiguration

2.0, is serving

the remaining two

years of Michael Cohn’s

term after his resignation

earlier this month.

In addition to welcoming

the two new members

to the board, they also

held an election for officers,

and appointed board

member Eric Ephraim as

the vice president of the

board and board member

Yumi Ross as the secretary.

During the meeting,

the board heard an update

from Reconfiguration 2.0

representatives on next

steps for BDR3 now that

it has been repealed.

Reconfiguration 2.0 has

partnered with a community

strategy firm, Reingold

Link, to help engage

with the community.

“(Reingold) Link has

been hired as a community

outreach consultant for

us to help develop a strategy

for bringing the community

into the process in

a meaningful way,” Reconfiguration

2.0 member

Michael Tobin said.

Reingold Link is currently

on a monthly contract

with the district,

which can be ended at

any time, and is advising

2.0 on how to best

engage the community to

find a solution to the district’s

problems that will

have more community


Reporting by Erin Yarnall,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at HPLandmark.com.


Chamber recognizes

difference makers at

installation celebration

Wilmette and Kenilworth

are unique places

to live, made even more

special by the people who

work tirelessly every day

to ensure that these villages

remain desirable

places to eat, play, work

and shop.

Many of these individuals

were recognized

during the Wilmette/

Kenilworth Chamber of

Commerce’s Annual Recognition

and Installation

Celebration on Thursday,

Jan. 19, held at the Kenilworth

Assembly Hall

and sponsored by North-

Shore Community Bank.

Julie Yusim, executive

director of the chamber,

said the evening was a

wonderful way thank all

those who go above and

beyond without expecting

a thing in return.

“There are so many

people who volunteer

their time, talent and expertise

to make the Village

of Wilmette the best it can

be,” Yusim said. “They

don’t do it for recognition;

they do it because

they simply want to give

back to their community

and I couldn’t be more appreciative.”

Recipients of the Corporate

Citizen of the

Year award were Heather

Hehman, of Wilmette, for

her leadership in the newly

created Village marketing

task force, and Ron

Witt Jr. of Witt Bros., who

Yusim described as, “the

guy with the megaphone

at the holiday parade who

gets it done.”

Beth Drucker, founder

of Go Green Wilmette,

Inc., was recognized as

Community Volunteer of

the Year for her efforts to

make Wilmette a greener

place to live.

Being named Exceptional

Municipal Partners

were The Kenilworth Park

District, Village of Wilmette

and Wilmette Park


Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full story

at WilmetteBeacon.com.

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Deer Path Middle School opens new life skills classroom

10am - 2pm

Saturday, Feb. 25th

Sunset Ridge School

525 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield

Activities include:

• Meet with day camps, overnight camps,

sports camps, arts camps and more!

• Free Face Painting and Balloon Artist

(10:30 am - 1:30 pm.

• Free cotton candy

• Games for children


For more info: (847) 272-4565


Alyssa Groh, Editor

Three years ago the

staff at Deer Path Middle

School realized they did

not have the proper room

and resources to give students

with special needs

the tools to learn in an

environment and way that

worked for them.

During that time the

school started to have an

increase in enrollment

of special needs students

from the elementary

schools and realized they

needed to make some

changes to help them succeed.

“We realized we had to

develop a more functional

programming for the students,”

said Tom Cardamone,

the principal at Deer

Path Middle School. “For

two years we had a program

that was embedded

into a traditional looking

classroom and it was making

due with the space we

had to support our learners.”

The space the students

previously learned in was

a large open classroom,

which used to be a library,

and had minimal walls and

did not make for a functional


In the summer of 2015

the school hired Lauren

Bell to help with the redevelopment

of the space

and to help make a program

that would help the

students succeed.

When Bell started teaching

the eight life skills

students in the large classroom

she began to visualize

what she wanted the

new classroom to look like.

In the large open classroom

Bell created sections

of the room where students

could work on different

things in each section. Immediately

it became obvious

an open space classroom

was not ideal for the

The Go Zone room in the large life skills room at Deer Path Middle School has a

swing to help all students release any extra energy they may have. PHOTOS BY ALYSSA


life skills students because

every student could hear

each other working which

created a loud and chaotic

classroom making it difficult

to learn.

Bell decided to redesign

the room so there were

separate rooms within the

large space.

“I knew I wanted separate

spaces so groups could

work in separate rooms so

they could have their individual

attention they need

to work on whatever or be

separated from other students

so distractions are

not there,” Bell said.

“As we looked at the

true programming for life

skills we had a lot of philosophical


Cardamone said.

Together with the rest

of the staff and the board

of education they worked

on developing a new design

for the classroom that

would better assist life

skills students.

The planning and redesign

for the room began in

February of 2016 and the

new classroom opened in

November of 2016.

Today the large room is

divided into five separate

Deer Path Middle School designed a new life skills

classroom and opened its doors in November.

rooms. On of the rooms

called the Go Zone Room,

which is filled with different

equipment such as

a swing and treadmill.

The Go Zone is open to

all students, not just life

skills students who need to

escape for a few minutes

during the day to let out

some energy or relax.

Now that the room is

finished and students have

begun learning in it and

the work has paid off for


“It was a huge transition

when we went into

that classroom,” Bell said.

“But before my kids managed

[in the large classroom]…

There was a lot

happening in a big space.

Now that we have different

spaces they can come

in and go to their spot

and learn in their space. It

flows and it is more relaxing

and calming for them.”

The redesign of the

classroom was very well

received by both parents

and the board of education.

“[The classroom] has

been fun and it has opened

up a lot of opportunities for

my students,” Bell said. “I

think my role coming in I

really wanted not just the

students and staff in the

building to have an understanding

of my students

but to understand and what

they are capable of.”

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LFCDS Building Bridges assembly teaches students about Martin Luther King Jr.

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Although many schools

had the day off on Martin

Luther King Jr. Day,

Lake Forest Country Day

School still found a way

to teach students about the

impact Martin Luther King

Jr. had on the world during

its Building Bridges assembly

on Jan. 13.

Students, teachers and

parents gathered at the

school to remember all of

Martin Luther King Jr.’s

accomplishments, while

hearing from a few students

and faculty members.

Head of School Bob

Whelan began the assembly

telling the students

about Dr. King and what

he went though as a young

boy and what we can learn

from him today.

“You know that there

are problems that need to

be solved, you know that

adults are not perfect, that

there are things around

you in the world that you

would like to change,”

Whelan said. “One of the

things that is so important

to us is we want you to ask

questions to figure [those

problems] out.”

Chris Harper, the director

of finance and operations

at LFCDS, spoke to

students about growing up

as a black man and looking

up to his father.

“Please remember if you

get one thing from what I

say today, that the context

of your character has nothing

to do with what color

you are, whether you are

a boy or a girl, the way

you worship, the way you

love and the neighborhood

Kim Bell, the upper school English teacher at Lake

Forest Country Day School, walks under the bridge at

the Building Bridges assembly on Jan. 13 at LFCDS.


you grew up in,” Harper

said. “Our theme this year

is building bridges. The

type of bridge we will talk

about today is the type of

bridge that connects one

person to another and why

these bridges are so important.

When you build this

bridge what happens is

you set up an opportunity

to build a relationship. The

relationship you build with

each other is what binds


He then told a story

Chris Harper, the director of finance and operations at

LFCDS, gives a speech.

about his father making

friendships with parents

that were different in color

from him but they still had

a lot in common.

Eighth-grade students

Jake Putzel and Mimi Baeseman-Smith

also spoke to

their peers about MLK day

and what it means to them.

At the end of the assembly

the eighth-graders

made a human bridge by

holding hands for students

and teachers to exit the assembly





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An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Lake Forest City Council

approved a 90-day extension for a

sewer system ordinance, Page 4

From the editor

Every love story is unique

Alyssa Groh


February is a month

many people look

forward to. February

is the shortest month of

the year but also one filled

with two special days. On

Feb. 2 many of us eagerly

await to see if the groundhog

will see his shadow

or not to find out if we

will have to endure the

winter for a bit longer or

if spring will arrive early.

On Feb. 14, the world

takes a day to remember

and honor their loved one

on Valentine’s day.

Valentine’s day is about

celebrating and showing

your love you have

for another person while

remembering how you fell

in love.

Although I am not married

yet, I am lucky enough

to be surrounded by a few

examples of true love. My

parents are still happily

married after 24 years and

I grew up seeing a great

display of love from both


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pairs of my grandparents.

Although my parents

and each pair of my grandparents

have a different,

unique and special love

story, my dad’s parent’s

love story will always be

one I remember and cherish.

Their love story began

when my grandma’s friend

wanted to go on a date

with my grandpa so my

grandma set up a double

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grandpa’s friends. After a

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During the second date,

my grandma asked the

group who was with who,

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From that point on their

love story continued, but

my favorite part of their

love story took place after

they were married.

My grandma and

grandpa spent their time

together laughing and

dancing. When they got

married they continued to

dance together, host parties

at their house and eventually

built their dream home

together on Crystal Lake

and raised three sons there.

Unfortunately, 22 years

ago my grandpa was

diagnosed with ALS but he

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and my grandma didn’t let

it affect their relationship,

in fact I think it made their

relationship stronger.

My grandpa lived with

ALS for 22 years. ALS did

not take long to overcome

his body and take away his

ability to walk and talk.

From the day my

grandpa was diagnosed

my grandma became his

primary caregiver and was

there for him every step of

the way. Throughout the

years and the progression

of ALS, neither one of my

grandparents ever complained.

My grandma was

there to give my grandpa

whatever he needed and

my grandpa was there to

remind my grandma everyday

how thankful he was

for her and how in love he

was with her.

Growing up I watched

my grandma care for him

and I was able to see how

much they loved each other

without ever being able to

hear my grandpa talk. Their

physical connection and

nonverbal gestures were

enough to show how deep

and intense their love was.

One day when I get

married I hope no matter

what obstacles my future

husband and I are given

in life, we can remain as

in love as my grandparents

did despite all they

were given.

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Everyone has a different

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and The Leader would

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Send me a letter to 60

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in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, Page 20

Healthy Living North Shore eateries

make New Year’s resolutions a breeze, Page 22

‘Defamation’ written by North Shore native takes stage in Lake Forest, Page 19

Actress Risha Tenae Hill, of Chicago, (right as Regina Wade) is accused of lying by Kimm Beavers of Chicago (as Miss Allen) during a

performance of ‘Defamation’ at Citadel Theatre on Jan. 21. Perry Lentine/22nd Century Media

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the lake forest leader | January 26, 2017 | 19

‘Defamation’ challenges residents to talk about diversity

Alyssa Groh, Editor

For Highland Park resident

and former Winnetka

resident Todd Logan,

writing plays was always

enjoyable for him, but

writing ‘Defamation’ was

a chance for him to challenge

his audience. North

Shore residents attended

the production of ‘Defamation’

at Citadel Theatre

on Saturday, Jan. 21 to

watch a play that evolved

from the North Shore.

‘Defamation,’ which

opened in November of

2011 and is now on a national

tour, challenges its

audience to voice their

opinion and be a part of the

ending of the play.

‘Defamation’ takes place

in a court room and looks

to solve a civil suit about a

south side African-American

woman who sues a

Jewish North Shore real estate

developer for defamation.

The question at hand

is whether or not she was

falsely accused of stealing

his watch and causing her

financial harm. Once the

actors take stage, the venue

turns into a court room and

the audience listens as the

case unfolds. To some audiences’

surprise, they must

pay close attention because

they are asked to act as the

jury. At the end of the play,

the lights go up and the audience

engages in a discussion

to decide who will win

the case.

Logan grew up in Highland

Park and left the area

to attend college in Boston.

When he returned

and moved to Winnetka in

the ‘90s, he came to a realization

about the North

Shore, which ultimately

gave him the idea to write

‘Defamation.’ When he returned

to the North Shore,

he realized the towns had

not changed very much in

terms of their racial make

up, and he asked himself

when the last time was that

he was in a social situation

with an African American.

“I asked myself a lot of

questions that were painful,”

Logan said.

After returning to the

North Shore, Logan tried

writing a play and he found

himself writing a simple

courtroom drama about the

disappearance of a watch.

He used the courtroom case

to explore the tough issues

of race, religion, gender,

class and the law.

“I wrote [the play] from

the position everyone is

telling the truth,” Logan

said. “I got to the point

where I was starting to

think about what was going

to be the resolution. The

writing gods sent me to the

idea of ‘you don’t have to

come up with an ending, let

the audience decide.’”

When Logan decided to

involve the audience in the

resolution, he wasn’t sure

how it would be received,

but audiences all over the

nation have eagerly participated

in it.

“There is tremendous

value for folks in the post

show discussion,” Logan

said. “Some people are

comfortable [enough] to

share things and the conversation

continues once

the play is over.”

Logan’s play has traveled

all over the nation and

he believes it is because

of the difficult content the

play explores and challenges

the audience to talk

about with other strangers

in the room.

“We are part of the solution

to the problem and

people have a very hard

time talking about these

Cast members include (left to right) Brian Rabinowitz of Lombard (as Arthur Golden), Kimm Beavers of Chicago

(as Miss Allen and the managing producer), F. David Roth of Chicago (as Mr. Lawton) and Risha Tenae Hill of

Chicago (as Regina Wade) and (center) Jeanne T. Arrigo from Chicago, (as Judge Adrian Barnes) starts the play,

‘Defamation’ by giving jury instructions to the audience. PHOTOS BY Perry Lentine/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Todd Logan of Highland Park (center), the producer/

playwright, joins in the discussion of the racially

charged issues that came up in the production of

‘Defamtion’ at Citadel Theatre on Jan. 21

subjects,” Logan said.

“There is a lot of conflict

and people don’t know

how to talk about it in a

manner that is productive.”

Today, ‘Defamation’ can

be seen at schools, colleges,

churches, synagogues

and theater venues.

When Logan first wrote

Audience member Craig Sampson of Lake Bluff offers

an opinion about the topics explored in the play.

the play, he hoped it

would have a few productions

over the course of a

weekend or two, but never

imagined it would be on

tour for a few years.

“What this play has accomplished

is way beyond

my wildest imagination

that this play would end up

touring the country and it

would have this journey,”

Logan said. “It took an alternative


20 | January 26, 2017 | The lake forest leader faith


In Memoriam

Chris Stevens

Chris R. Stevens, 67, a

50-year resident of Lake

Forest died on Dec. 28.

She attended elementary

schools at Faith, Hope and

Charity in Winnetka and

St. Mary’s in Lake Forest,

and graduated Lake Forest

High School in 1967

and Barat College in 1971

with a degree in Sociology.

She had the opportunity to

spend her junior year of

high school in South Korea,

where she was also a cheerleader

for EASCOM. Chris

has had many friendships

that have lasted through

the years including those

she made during her time

in Korea. Following graduation

she began a long and

fulfilling career of service

with Lake County CETA/

Private Industry Council

leading to her role as Director

for Job Placement

and Training. Her care and

concern for the well being

of others was also shared

through years of volunteer

efforts with United Way Of

Lake County as treasurer.

Her colleagues, friends and

family enjoyed the benefit

of her outstanding cooking

skills and the beautiful results

of her gardening. She

spent summers boating on

Lake Michigan where she

could kick back and read

or catch up with friends.

Her love of water took her

scuba diving and fishing

in the Florida Keys. One

of her prize catches was

a 54 inch 45 pound. Barracuda.

Her ultimate love

was time spent with family,

but most especially,

the deep love she shared

with Scott and their son,

Paul. Her laughter, sense

of fun, concern for others

and honesty will be sorely

missed. Together for over

43 years, the beloved wife

of Scott Stevens; cherished

mother of Paul (Tara) Stevens;

fond grandmother of

Jake and Parker Stevens;

loving sister to Debbie

and Diane Reitz; cherished

daughter to the late Paul

and Madelyn Reitz; special

daughter-in-law to Bev and

the late John Stevens; loved

sister-in-law of Peggy Hendershot,

Mike Stevens, Lyn

(Curt) Drathring and Ole

(Sonya) Stevens; and fond

aunt to many nieces and

nephews. In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made to

the American Cancer Society,


William Frost

William Dalrymple


Frost, 90, of

Lake Forest, died Jan. 1. Dal

was born in Minneapolis on

Dec. 31, 1926 to Katherine

N. Dalrymple and Jerome S.

Frost. He grew up in Wayzata,

Minn. Dal was drafted

into military service with

the U.S. Army in the closing

days of World War II.

He trained for the invasion

of Japan, he was spared

combat by the surrender of

Japan. Dal was deployed to

Munich, Germany serving

with the Rainbow Division,

3rd Military Government

for Bavaria. He assisted

with the repatriation of displaced

persons from Dachau

and other area concentration

camps. In 1946, Dal was

discharged at the grade of

Sargent at Fort Sheridan. In

1948, Dal and a friend from

Wayzata bought a surplus

army ambulance and drove

from Minneapolis to Alaska

on the Alaska Canadian

Highway, the first year it

was opened to civilians after

the war. He spent a year

working in Anchorage as

a laborer. Dal returned to

Minnesota and began a lifelong

career in the newsprint

sales business, starting with

Minnesota Ontario Paper in

1950. Dal moved to the Chicago

area in 1953 working

for Great Lakes Paper. Dal

retired as president of the

Canadian Pacific Newsprint

Please see memoriam, 21

Faith Briefs

The Church of the Holy Spirt (400 E.

Westminster Road, Lake Forest)

Exploring Grief Group

Every other Wednesday

through March 22 at 4:30

p.m. Samaritan Counseling

Center is pleased

to announce the Winter

Session of the Lake

Forest Exploring Grief

Group. This series provides

a confidential, supportive

and educational

environment to cope

with grief. Meetings will

be led by Erin Sharp,

MDiv, MS who has extensive

experience with

grief and loss through her

work with clients and as

a Pastor. Erin will design

a unique presentation for

each meeting tailored to

the needs of the group.

There is no charge for this

program and it is open to

the public. Drop-ins are

welcome. For more information,

please contact

Erin at (847) 446-6955,

ext. 22 or esharp@northshoresamaritan.org.

Grace United Methodist Church (244 East

Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Lake Bluff Women’s


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-


Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 42

will meet in Fellowship

Hall from 7-9 p.m. Monday


Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page to


com. The deadline is noon

on Thursday. Questions?

Call (847) 272-4565

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LakeForestLeader.com life & arts

the lake forest leader | January 26, 2017 | 21

Lake Forest Symphony

executive director resigns

Submitted by Lake Forest


Lake Forest Symphony

announced Jan. 12 that

Executive Director Susan

Lape will step down

from her role beginning on

March 1. Lape has served

the symphony for more

than four years, during

which the organization appointed

acclaimed Music

Director Vladimir Kulenovic

and created significant

new educational and

community offerings. She

will assume the role of

Executive Director of the

Chicago Youth Symphony

Orchestras, which is the

nation’s premier youth orchestra


Stewart Kerr, a longtime

resident of Lake Forest and

an experienced non-profit

leader, has been appointed

board president and will

lead the search for a new

executive director.

“I am so proud of all we

have accomplished together

at the Lake Forest Symphony.”

Lape said. “It was

an honor to serve at the

helm of this organization

during such an exciting

time in its history. I will

miss our Lake Forest Symphony

musicians, board

and staff and am so grateful

to all who have contributed

to our efforts over the

past four seasons.”

Lape was appointed

Executive Director of the

Lake Forest Symphony

in September 2012. During

her tenure, Lake Forest

Symphony and WFMT

Radio Network produced

an audio documentary

titled “The Search,” detailing

the symphony’s international

search for a new

Music Director. Last fall

she was selected as one

of nine participants in the

League of American Orchestras’

Emerging Leaders

Program, the organization’s

flagship leadership

development program. In

2014, Lape was named

“Executive Director of the

Year” by the Illinois Council

of Orchestras.

“Susan’s leadership has

positioned us extremely

well for the future.” Kerr

said. “We now have a diverse

range of programming

which will serve

our community through

music for many decades

to come.”

Stewart Kerr is the Executive

Director of the

Lake County Chamber of

Commerce. He is a retired

banker who lives in Lake

Forest with his wife Marcy.

He retired as the senior

Illinois Executive for

Wisconsin-based Associated

Trust Co. after serving

in similar positions in

Michigan and Ohio. He

is a former board chair of

Milwaukee Ballet Co.

RIGHT: Susan Lape, was

the executive director of

Lake Forest Symphony for

more than four years has

announced her decision

to step down from her


Stewart Kerr, a Lake

Forest Resident, was

named as the new board

president of Lake Forest

Symphony and will help

appoint new executive


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Division. In 1953 Dal met

and married Mary Bannerman

Frost. They were happily

married for nearly 62

years until Mary’s death in

2015. Dal was the proud

father of Katherine “Katie”

Frost (David) Bibbs of Lake

Forest, and Will Frost (Jo-

Ellen Lottsfeldt) of Anchorage.

Dal had three grandchildren,

Mary Bibbs and

Will Bibbs of Lake Forest,

and Sophie Frost of Brooklyn,

N.Y. Dal was close to

his sister, Diane Wick of

Homer, Ark., writing letters

to each other on a weekly

basis. Dal and Mary enjoyed

extensive travels together,

visiting Alaska, Europe,

Africa, Middle East, China,

Southeast Asia, and South

America. Dal was extensively

active in community

service, and helped many

people in need. He served

on the Board of Directors

of NICASA, ChildServ,

Hazelton, Youth Communications

and the Bannerman

Foundation. He was also a

member of Onwentsia Club

for 57 years and long time

member of the Angler’s

Club of Chicago. He was

a friend of Bill W’s for over

45 years. Family was very

important to Dal, and he

loved spending time with

his family in northern Wisconsin

and visiting his extended

family in California.

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Good eats for your appetite and waistline

North Shore meals

to satisfy healthful



Every year, millions

make a list of New Year’s

resolutions, pledging to

lead more productive,

healthier and happier lives

for the next 12 months.

The first few days of January,

people jot down common

goals, including losing

weight, eating better,

alleviating stress and picking

up a new hobby.

And, every year, so

many of us have resolutions

that go unfulfilled

for whatever excuse — not

enough time, not enough

money, or simply, not willing

to change those hard to

break habits.

At 22nd Century Media,

our staff was determined to

show our readers that eating

better does not mean

having to sacrifice quality

and taste.

Try some of our favorite

local finds for more healthconscious

meals that are

anything but short on flavor.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps —

Westwood Bistro, Lake


Finding healthful food

options when dining out

can be a challenge and

may leave guests with

limited options, but look

no further than Westwood

Bistro in Lake Forest.

Westwood Bistro has a

variety of healthful food

options which can help

guests achieve their New

Year’s resolution.

Among the restaurant’s

many food options is their

lettuce wraps which can be

filled with your choice of

chicken ($9), steak ($11)

and short rib ($14).

I tried the chicken lettuce

wraps which are made

with an Asian influence

and are stuffed with teryaki

sauce, Chinese rice noodles,

jalapenos, cilantro,

sesame seeds and crushed

peanuts. The chicken was

cut into small strips which

made it easy to bite into

and the teryaki sauce was

not overpowering while it

adds a bit of flavor to the

lettuce wrap.

For manager Tom Colvin,

the chicken wraps are

a great healthful option because

they are made with

Amish chicken which is

corn-fed and with lettuce

instead of a bun.

“The rice noodle offers

that crunch to it too so it

feels like you are eating

something bigger than it

is,” Colvin said. “It is definitely

satisfying with the

sweet and tanginess of the


Westwood Bistro, 950

N. Western Ave, Lake Forest,

is open 11:30 a.m.-20

p.m. Monday-Thursday,

11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-

Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call

(847) 295-2500 or visit


Story by Editor Alyssa Groh

Poke bowl — Kamehachi,


It’s fresh. It’s trendy.

And now, the poke bowl

has come to Kamehachi,

1320 Shermer Road,


The sushi restaurant debuted

its version of the Hawaiian

poke (pronounced

poh-kay) bowl last fall on

its specials menu, and it

isn’t going anywhere anytime


The chicken lettuce wraps ($9 with chicken) at Lake

Forest’s Westwood Bistro features teryaki sauce,

Chinese rice noodles, jalapenos, cilantro, sesame seeds

and crushed peanuts. Alyssa Groh/22nd Century Media

Though Kamehachi

has offered rice bowls for

years, this is the first time

the restaurant is marketing

poke bowls as a special.

“Poke bowls are a trend

right now,” said Chris

Turner, sales and marketing

manager for Kamehachi.

“A lot of restaurants

are a strictly poke bowl


Customers can choose

their base ingredient

(white, brown or black

rice, sushi rice, or mixed

greens) and marinated or

plain protein (raw tuna or

salmon, or cooked tofu)

and one of three signature

preparations (Hachi Classic,

Fire Bowl or Luau

Bowl). Or, you can choose

your own preparations

from among a dozen ingredients

and nine sauces.

Of the three, the Fire

Bowl is the spiciest, which

of course meant I had to

try it.

I chose brown rice —

rich in magnesium, fiber

and calcium — and salmon,

which is chock-full of

protein and omega-3 fatty

acids — believed to have

anti-inflammatory effects

and to decrease the risk of

heart failure.

The Fire Bowl includes

scallion, tobiko (fish roe),

jalapeno, edamame, furikake

seasoning, avocado,

cilantro, oshinko (pickled

radish), pickled ginger,

wasabi mayo, spicy red

sauce and Kamehachi’s

signature dressing.

A good game plan is to

spread the sauces out so

you don’t taste all the heat

at once. The mix of ingredients

creates a unique, savory

flavor that cannot be

replicated in other dishes.

The bowls come in two

sizes, 16 ounces ($10) and

24 ounces ($14). Turner

said the bowls have been

a strong seller, and she

expects them to become a

permanent menu fixture.

Visit www.kamehachi.

com/northbrook or call

(847) 562-0064 for more


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Matt Yan

Nutritionist’s Smoothie —

True Juice, Highland Park

If you’re trying to eat

healthier, you know eating

your fruits and vegetables

is the key to success. But

drinking them is a lot more


At True Juice, which

opened over the summer in

Highland Park, a wide selection

of smoothies, juices,

soups, acai bowls and

more are offered, giving

Highland Park residents

and beyond an on-the-go

healthful option.

One of the most popular

smoothies at True Juice

isn’t even on the menu

(yet), it’s the Nutritionist’s

Smoothie ($9.76).

What started as a request

from a customer based on

ingredients recommended

to her by a nutritionist

is now one of the store’s

most popular items, according

to manager Taylor


The smoothie has almond

milk, spinach, vegan

coconut oil, dates, avocado,

blueberries, pineapple

and banana. Truthfully, it

doesn’t look pretty. The

mix of the spinach, blueberries

and dates gives the

drink a dark green, nearly

gray color that doesn’t

scream “drink me!”, but

don’t let that stop you

— it’s a creamy, filling

smoothie that tastes mostly

like pineapple.

The word traveled fast

throughout Highland Park

about the smoothie, and in

the next month or so the

drink will be permanently

added to the menu. It’s

still a Highland Park special

though — the drink

hasn’t yet popped up in the

store’s Winnetka location.

True Juice, 1852 First

St., Highland Park, is open

7 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-

Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday

and 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday. For more information,

call (847) 748-8783.

Story by Contributing Editor

Courtney Jacquin

Wilmette roll — AO Sushi,


Rice has been a staple

food in the diets of people

around the world for

hundreds and hundreds of


While white rice has always

received most of the

attention, brown rice is

catching up in recent years

as a healthier alternative.

AO Sushi, specializing in

the freshest sushi and fish

in Wilmette for more than

25 years, took note of the

trend and now gives customers

the option of having

their sushi rolls made

with brown rice.

“[Brown rice] is considered

a whole grain and

filled with nutrients,” said

Emi Fukuda, who handles

marketing and business development

for AO Sushi.

“The popularity of brown

rice has really grown in

the past couple of years.

Sometimes it’s hard to

keep up with all the brown

rice orders on our busy

nights. It’s a little harder

for the chefs to work with

when rolling, but we’ve

been doing it for a while,

so we’re used to it.”

Named after the village

that gave AO Sushi

its start, the Wilmette roll

($8.49 with brown rice,

$7.99 with white rice) is

a popular choice at the

grab-and-go market. The

roll features tuna, salmon,

avocado and spicy mayonnaise.

These ingredients

are all rolled in seaweed

and the result is a delicious

combination of flavors.

AO Sushi features other

healthful options in its instore


AO Sushi is located at

3217 Lake Ave., Wilmette.

For more information, call

(847) 256-4404 or visit


Story by Managing Editor

Eric DeGrechie

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How long have you

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how did you get

started with it?

I started swimming when

I was 2 because my mom

didn’t want us to drown

at the local pool. I started

swimming competitively

when I was 8 and haven’t

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Just try to stay on top of

my school work for second

semester and have a fun

second semester of senior

year while still getting

good grades.

Is there one school you

really look forward to

swimming against each

season? Why them?

We always look forward

to competing against

Libertyville because every

year our teams are pretty

close in skill and we have a

pretty long-standing rivalry

against them in both swimming

and water polo. Our

team always gets hyped up

when we play them.

If you could have any

superpower, what

would it be and why?

Probably to be able to fly

so I could see the world.

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and why?

Probably Sweden. Just

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really beautiful.

What advice would

you give to younger


Swimming is probably one

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but rewarding things you

can do in your life. You’ll

make lifelong relationships

and achieve things you

didn’t think were possible.

What’s the best part

of being an athlete at


Definitely the support

system that comes with it.

I definitely would not have

gotten through everything

that I’ve gone through at

LFHS without the support

system from the swim

team, the coaches and the

friends that I’ve made

along the way.

Interview by Sports Editor

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LakeForestLeader.com sports

the lake forest leader | January 26, 2017 | 27

College Corner

The last week in Lake Forest College sports

Men and Women’s Swimming

and Diving

Foresters split double dual

with Whitewater and


Freshman Ani Karagianis

turned in the first of

several Forester victories

as the Lake Forest College

men’s and women’s swimming

and diving teams defeated

Lawrence University

but fell to the University

of Wisconsin-Whitewater

in a double dual meet on

Saturday, Jan. 21.

Karagianis won the

800m-freestyle, the first

individual event of the

afternoon with a time of

10:01.62, nearly four seconds

ahead of the runnerup

from Whitewater.

The Forester men turned

in four consecutive victories,

beginning with junior

David Bunting’s triumph

in the 200m-freestyle. His

time of 2:01.41 was the

fastest in the field by more

than two-and-a-half seconds.

Senior Travis Johnson

then finished first in

the 50m-freestyle with a

time of 24.92 seconds and

classmate Orion Huey won

the 200m-IM in 2:16.04.

The first round of diving

competition was next and

Lake Forest sophomore

Heath Ogawa’s score of

296.40 off the 3-meter

board was good for first

place while junior Matt

Demirs was second with

209.10 points.

While Ogawa was winning

the 3-meter competition,

freshman Lizzie

Johns posted a victory in

the women’s 1-meter event

with a season-best score of

230.85. Fellow freshman

Victoria Miller was second

with 169.70 points.

The next Lake Forest

victory came in the women’s


where senior Emily Bowens

prevailed in 1:08.58.

The Forester women’s

then made it two in a row

as junior Lily McCarthy

touched the wall first in the

400m-freestyle with a time

of 4:50.64.

Ogawa and Johns also

swept the next round of

diving, Ogawa taking the

1-meter competition with

319.20 points and Johns

winning off the 3-meter

board with a score of


For the second straight

meet, the Forester men finished

with a victory. The

200m-freestyle relay team

of Johnson, Bunting, senior

Chris Martinez, and

Huey completed the race

in 1:39.55, just 0.64 seconds

ahead of Whitewater.

The Lake Forest men

posted a 174-23 victory

over Lawrence but fell

139-99 to Whitewater. The

Forester women avenged

last season’s loss to Lawrence

by defeating the Vikings

127-86 on Saturday

but dropped a 148-80 decision

to Whitewater.

The Foresters will compete

in their own pool

again this Saturday, Jan.

28, against Illinois Institute

of Technology. The

Senior Day and Parents

Day meet will begin at

1:00 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

Lake Forest hangs on for

victory over Monmouth

Sophomore guard

Bridget Bilek matched her

career-high with 20 points

to help lead the Forester

women’s basketball team

to a 61-55 win over Monmouth

College at home on


Bilek also dished out a

game-high-tying four assists

on the afternoon and

played all but three minutes

in the contest.

Sophomore forward

Paige Bobos was the only

other Forester in double

figures with 11 points and

she shared team-high honors

in rebounds with eight.

Senior forward Brittany

Avonts shot 3-for-4 from

the field and also grabbed

eight boards. Senior guard

Kara Norvet led the Foresters

with three steals and

she matched Bilek with

four assists.

Lake Forest shot 35.9

percent from the floor

while Monmouth connected

on 37.7 percent of their

field goal attempts. The

Fighting Scots outscored

the Foresters 27-12 from

three-point range while the

home team made 11 free

throws and the Fighting

Scots just six. Lake Forest

also had a slight 41-38

edge in rebounds and committed

just 18 turnovers

while forcing 23.

After falling behind 6-4,

the Foresters rattled off

19 consecutive points in

a nine-minute span during

the first and second quarters.

Monmouth trimmed

the margin to 11 but the

home team finished off the

second period with eight

straight points and led 35-

16 at halftime.

The third quarter started

with baskets by Avonts

and Bilek and Lake Forest

led by 23 before surrendering

the game’s next

eight points. The Fighting

Scots continued to chip

away at the deficit and the

home team’s lead was just

11 points at 49-38 with a

quarter to play.

A 7-0 Monmouth run

to start the fourth made it

a four-point game but a

three-point play by Bobos

and a layup by sophomore

forward Hannah Hiland

quickly ran the lead back

up to nine. The Scots

eventually pulled back to

within four points at 58-54

with 32 seconds remaining

but would get no closer as

the Forester defense limited

the visitors to just one

more point in the contest.

Lake Forest improved

to 5-10 overall and 4-6 in

Midwest Conference play.

The Foresters finished off a

season sweep of the Scots,

who are now 2-13 overall

and 2-8 in the league.

The Foresters hosted Illinois

College on Wednesday,

Jan. 25, but that result

was unavailable as of press


Women’s Ice Hockey

Lake Forest finishes

off weekend sweep at

Concordia Wisconsin

Junior forward Amanda

Brunges scored the gamewinning

goal on Saturday,

Jan. 21, as the Foresters

triumped, 2-1, at Concordia

University Wisconsin.

Brunges’ score broke

a 1-1 tie at the 7:30 mark

of the third period. Junior

Kayla Griffith assisted on

the fifth score of the season

for Brunges and the

visitors held on for the victory.

Concordia Wisconsin

scored the first goal of the

night while on the power

play at 16:08 in the opening


Ten of the Foresters’ 17

shots on goal on the night

came in the second period

and the visitors tied

the score at the 7:48 mark

on senior forward Isabel

Regine’s eight score of

the year. She was assisted

by junior forward Olivia

Spellmire, who now leads

the team with 28 points.

Concordia Wisconsin

out-shot Lake Forest 22-

17 on the night and 10-4

in the final period but Forester

freshman goaltender

Jacque Rogers extended

her streak of allowing no

more than one goal in a

game to eight contests.

She improved to 9-1-0

with a .938 save percentage

and 1.09 goals against

average on the season.

The victory raised the

Foresters’ overall record

to 15-2-1 and Northern

Collegiate Hockey Association

mark to 9-1-1. The

Falcons fell to 6-9-2 overall

and 2-7-2 in the league.

Lake Forest, the seventh-ranked

team in the

nation, will look to complete

the three-game season

series sweep of Concordia

Wisconsin at home

Tuesday night. The game

will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Men’s Ice Hockey

Foresters earn crucial

comeback victory over


Sophomore goaltender

Louis-Philippe De Courcy

earned his first collegiate

victory as the Forester

men’s hockey team overcame

a two-goal deficit

and defeated Marian University

4-3 at home on Saturday,

Jan. 21.

Making just his second

appearance of the season

and third in his career, De

Courcy entered the game

late in the first period with

the Foresters trailing 3-1.

He stopped all 19 shots on

goal he faced the rest of the

way to come away to come

away with the victory.

Lake Forest senior forward

Jack Lewis scored

the game’s first goal just

105 seconds into the contest

with sophomore forward

Bron Loiselle assisting.

Marian then tied the

game on a power play goal

at 10:37, took the lead at

15:57 and added another

power play score with 1:24

remaining in the period,

prompting the Foresters

to switch to De Courcy in


The home team began

the comeback with a score

by senior defenseman Travis

Hill at the 3:44 mark

of the second period. His

second goal of the year

was assisted by sophmore

forwards John Nugent and

Vito Aluia. Cody Guidorzi,

another sophomore forward,

then tied the score

on an unassisted power

play goal at 7:24.

Lewis netted what

proved to be the gamewinning

goal with 1:11 remaining

in the second. He

Northern Collegiate Hockey

Association leader with

15 goals on the season now

has three game-winners in

2016-17 and seven in his

career. His second goal on

Saturday was assisted by


After the Sabres put 20

shots on goal to the Foresters’

13 in the opening

period, the home team outshot

Marian 17-8 in the

second. The visitors had a

9-8 advantage in that category

in the game’s final

20 minutes but were unable

to get the puck past

De Courcy.

Lake Forest improved

to 10-9-0 overall this season

and 6-8-0 in Northern

Collegiate Hockey Association

play. The Foresters

snapped the Sabres’

five-game winning streak

as Marian fell to 10-8-1

overall and 8-6 in the conference.

After a weekend off, the

Foresters will host play

a home-and-home series

with Aurora University

February 4-5. The teams

will face off at Lake Forest

Saturday night at 7:00

and in Aurora Sunday at

3:00 p.m.

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Girls Basketball

Antioch 65, Lake Forest 35

Grace Tirzmalis had a

team-high 11 points but

it wasn’t enough for Lake

Forest (17-7) in a 30-point

loss to Antioch, 65-35,

on Jan. 16 at Lake Forest

High School.

Antioch shot 47 percent

from the floor in the contest

and led 35-15 at the

half, bostered by a 18-5

advantage in the second


The Scouts outrebounded

Antioch, 28-20, while

Maeve Summerville had

a team-high seven boards

for the Scouts, in addition

to seven points and four


Halle Douglass, Ellie

Pearson, Delaney Williams,

Veronica Giordano,

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Caroline Skinner and Olivia

Douglass all added

points for Lake Forest in

the loss.

Lakes 63, Lake Forest 59

Delaney Williams led

the Scouts with 25 points

though Lake Forest came

up just short against Lakes

in a 63-59 loss on Jan. 16 at

Lake Forest High School.

Lakes shot 47 percent

from three point range in

the contest, nailing nine of

19 attempts.

Halle Douglass (11) and

Grace Tirzmalis (10) both

reached double digits for

Lake Forest (17-6) in the


Maeve Summerville had

a team-high 11 rebounds

in the contest in addition

to five points.

Lake Forest 54, Buffalo

Grove 32

Maeve Summerville

had 13 points and eight rebounds

to help Lake Forest

(17-5) down Buffalo

Grove on Jan. 14 at Lake

Forest High School.

The Scouts opened up a

24-17 lead at halftime and

continued to pile on with a

20-5 third quarter advantage.

Lake Forest shot 44

percent from the floor in

the contest.

Halle Douglass and Ellie

Pearson both added

nine points in the win,

while Tori Salanty, Grace

Tirzmalis, Audrey Kaus,

Delaney Williams, Annie

Aberle and Jen Whittington

also scored.

This Week In...

Scouts Varsity


Boys Basketball

■Jan. ■ 27 - vs. Warren (East

Campus), 5:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 - vs. Niles West at

Northside College Prep, TBD

Girls Basketball

■Jan. ■ 27 - vs. Warren (East

Campus), 7 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 31 - vs. Libertyville,

7 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics

■Jan. ■ 28 - NSC

Championship (East

Campus), 3:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 30 - IHSA Regional,


Boys Hockey

■Jan. ■ 29 - Varsity Blue vs.

Latin, 1 p.m.

Girls Hockey

■Jan. ■ 29 - at Barrington

(Crystal Ice House), 5:20


■Jan. ■ 30 - vs. Lake Forest

Academy (Lake Forest

College), 8 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 2 - vs. Warren, 9:30


Girls Pom and Dance

■Jan. ■ 27 - IHSA State

Championship, TBD

■Jan. ■ 28 - IHSA State

Championship, TBD

Boys Swimming

and Diving

■Jan. ■ 26 - at Mundelein,

5 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 28 - Triangular vs.

Evanston, Hinsdale Central

(East Campus), 10 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 31 - vs. Waukegan,

5 p.m.


■Jan. ■ 27 - Lake County

Invite at Zion-Benton, 4:30


Caxys Varsity


Boys Basketball

■Jan. ■ 28 - at Galesburg,

7:45 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 30 - at North Shore

Country Day School, 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

■Jan. ■ 26 - vs. Prosser

Career Academy, 6 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 31 - at Nazareth

Academy, 6 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey

■Jan. ■ 30 - vs. Glenbrook

North, 6 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey

■Jan. ■ 30 - vs. Lake Forest

at Lake Forest College, 8


■Jan. ■ 31 - vs. New Trier

Silver, 6 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 1 - vs. New Trier

Silver, 6 p.m.

Prep Ice Hockey

■Jan. ■ 27 - vs. Shady Side,

10 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 27 - vs. St. Francis

Buffalo, 8:15 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 - vs. Loyola

Academy, 12:15 p.m.

Coed Squash

■Jan. ■ 26 - vs. Beacon

Academy, 5 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 1 - vs. Lake Forest

(Lake Forest Recreation

Center), 4:15 p.m.

Boys Swimming

and Diving

■Jan. ■ 28 - at West Chicago,

10 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 31 - vs. Waukegan,

4:30 p.m.

Wildcats Varsity


Girls Basketball

■Jan. ■ 26 - vs. Lakeshore

Christian, 4:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 30 - vs. HRK Eagles,

4:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 1 - vs. Morgan Park

Academy, 4:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 2 - vs. Roycemore,

4:45 p.m.

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8.35 on vault (fifth place)

and 6.05 on uneven bars

(eighth place). After competing

in the North Suburban

Conference championship

at home on Jan.

28, the Scouts travel to the

Glenbrook South Regional

on Jan. 30 for the right to

advance to the Stevenson

Sectional on Feb. 6.

At the regional last season,

Hoshino finished seventh

on vault (8.35), eighth

in all-around (30.75) and

10th on floor exercise

(7.825). Her performance

at the regional last year

wasn’t enough to advance

to the sectional and the

same was true the year before.

“For me this year it’d

be nice if I could make

it to sectionals because I

haven’t made it freshman

or sophomore year so I’m

going to try to qualify for

one event or possibly allaround,

but that’s kind of

a reach. So for me it’s just

making it to sectionals this


Last year at the regional,

Pasquesi placed sixth in

all-around (32.5), seventh

on floor exercise (8.275),

eighth on balance beam

(8.675) and 10th on vault

(8.175). This performance

was enough to advance to

the sectional where she

finished 19th in all-around

(33.4), 17th on beam

(8.575) and 21st on floor


“Competing in sectionals,

I saw all these good

gymnasts and they had

amazing skills,” Pasquesi

said. “I just felt motivated

to put more stuff in my

routines and I feel like

competing in sectionals

gave me that experience in

that I want to help my team

and get them to qualify for

sectionals as well. I hope

that again this year that I

qualify again, so I’m just

working on perfecting my


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Girls basketball

Defense propels

Raiders to win

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

For many teams, getting

off to a strong start is key

to not only the flow of the

game, but how the game

may eventually end up.

For North Shore Country

Day School, its game

against Woodlands Academy

on Wednesday, Jan.

19, was one where the

Raiders used full-court

pressure to take early control

of the game. NSCDS

(13-2, 5-2) forced seven

turnovers in the Wildcats’

first nine possessions, including

five steals and

didn’t allow Woodlands

to get past midcourt for

the first 80 seconds of the

game. The defense helped

the Raiders get out to a

12-0 lead that extended to

a 24-2 lead after the first

quarter, one they would

never relinquish in their

50-19 win.

“Full-court press is always

really important in

the first part of the game

because it’s always important

to get off to high

pressure and high defense

and control the tempo,”

NSCDS senior co-captain

Grace Atia said.

The full-court press

is something the team

has worked on all year

and tries to implement to

throw teams off. However,

the Raiders dropped their

press after the first quarter.

“The level of pressure

depends on the situation

and the level we’re playing

usually,” Atia said.

After struggling in the

first quarter, the Wildcats

offense settled down and

the defense adjusted to

slow down the Raiders offense.

Woodlands (4-11,

0-5 Independent School

League) outscored NSCDS

9-5 in the quarter and held

the Raiders scoreless for

over four minutes. Unfortunately

for the Wildcats,

they were only able to score

three points in that period

and weren’t able to close

the gap any more, trailing

29011 at the half.

“I think their offense

started to flow better and

they started to get really

good passes, but then I

think we started to see those

passes and were able to cut

them off,” Atia added.

An interesting aspect of

the game was that NSCDS

coach Bruce Blair subbed

out his entire starting

lineup to start the second

quarter and played an entire

new crew. The team

would then start the second

half with the starters

again, before eventually

subbing all of them out as

the game got out of hand.

The second half started

off like the first, with Atia

knocking down a jumper,

starting a 13-1 lead

that further extended the

NSCDS lead to 42-12. The

Raiders held the Wildcats

scoreless for nearly five


The NSCDS defense

was at it again in the final

quarter, holding Woodlands

to three points,

forcing the Wildcats into

1-of-9 shooting and five


Amita led all scorers

with 12 points, while Julia

Doyle had 11, Lauren

Kaplinsky had nine, Emily

Lubin had six and Olivia

Woodlands Academy’s Elizabeth Bartusiak passes the ball. Photos by Michael Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media

Kayser had four.

Seniors Elizabeth Bartusiak

and Catie Slaughter

led the Wildcats with

four points apiece, while

Jerusalem Adams-Shepard

and Genevieve Kerns each

added three points.

The Raiders are off to

their best start since the

2008-09 season and have

already amassed more

wins in a season since

that year. That year is also

the last time North Shore

Country Day won a regional


“It’s a great feeling

to get off to such a good

start,” Atia said. It’s really

nice to have that start as

a team, because it shows

off the hard work we’ve

put in.

“It’s a great team, we

work well together, we lift

each other up. Overall, it’s

just a great team.”

Right: Bartusiak brings

the ball up the court.

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Scouts fall to Libertyville on senior night

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

It was senior night for

Lake Forest’s girls gymnastics

on Wednesday, Jan.

18, but a freshman and a

pair of juniors put together

the top individual performances

for the Scouts.

However, their efforts

weren’t enough for Lake

Forest to propel past Libertyville,

as the Wildcats

edged the Scouts, 126.1-


“We had a very good

meet,” Lake Forest junior

Jessica Pasquesi said.

“There were a few falls

here and there. I wouldn’t

say this was our best meet,

but there were some significant

performances and I

thought everyone did good

in their own way. Even

though we had a few falls

and took a loss, I think we

still had a good meet.”

Pasquesi finished first in

the all-around with a score

of 32.55, including 8.45 on

vault, 7.4 on uneven bars,

8.15 on balance beam and

8.55 on floor exercise.

“I think I’ve definitely

gotten more confident with

my skills. And competing,

I’m more comfortable doing

the skills I do now,”

Pasquesi said. “I’ve been

working on some skills.

I haven’t put them in yet,

but I’m working on that

for conference and stuff.

I feel more comfortable

doing the skills I am and

competing and helping out

my team because I have


Freshman Sophie Prozument

placed fourth in

the all-around with a score

of 31.3 including 8.3 on

vault, 7.6 on uneven bars,

8.25 on balance beam and

7.15 on floor exercise.

“We’re very excited to

Emily Hoshino competes in the vault.

have a freshman on our

team because we’re trying

to get some new talent

and Sophie is a very good

gymnast and we’re very

happy to have her on our

team,” Pasquesi said. “She

performs very well and

adds a lot to our team, so

we’re very happy to have


Prozument said that she

has learned a lot from her

experience as a freshman

on varsity and is appreciative

of the leadership exhibited

by the upperclassmen.

“(Being a freshman on

varsity) taught me to not

be afraid to try new things

and all the older people

have helped me out,” Prozument

said. “I learned a

bunch of new skills and

I was able to complete a

new skill I got two weeks

ago. It’s really nice to have

people who are older than

me to support me. I’ve

grown really close with

them throughout the season.

When I first came, I

didn’t know anyone and

they really helped me out.”

Junior Emma Hoshino

finished seventh in the allaround

with a score of 30.8

including 8.3 on vault, 7.4

on uneven bars, 7.0 on balance

beam and 8.1 on floor


“For skills they’ve

stayed steady,” Hoshino

said. “I’m trying new

skills now, but I think it’s

more of competing that

I’m more confident and

I’m not nervous to do bad

and stuff.”

Two Lake Forest gymnastics

athletes were recognized

on senior night.

Senior Annabelle Capstick

competed in three events

and earned a score of 8.05

on vault (ninth place), 6.5

on balance beam (eighth

place) and 7.9 on floor exercise

(fifth place).

“Annabelle has been

doing gymnastics for four

years and I think she’s a

really great leader when

Lake Forest’s Annabelle Capstick sprints toward the vault on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at

Lake Forest High School in a dual meet against Libertyville. Capstick was one of two

seniors honored during Senior Night. Photos by Miroslaw Pomian/22nd Century Media

Jessica Pasquesi eyes up the vault.

it comes to sports or any

kind of academic event,”

Pasquesi said. “She was

captain for cheer too and

captain for gymnastics, so

I think she’s done a great

job of leading our team

this season and we’re sad

to not have her next year.”

Megan Brennan is just

a sophomore, but she was

also recognized on senior

night because she is moving

and will not attend

LFHS next school year.

Brennan competed in two

events and earned a score

of 6.15 on balance beam

(ninth place) and 8.0 on

floor exercise (third place).

“Even though Megan

is not a senior, she’ll be

moving,” Hoshino said.

“She’s been contributing

to our team very well. It’s

really nice having her on

the team. We all bond very

well, so she’ll be missed as


Sophomore Mary King

competed in two events

and earned a score of

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Words From Wolff

Road trips bring teams together

Miroslaw Pomian/22cm


Stars of the


1. Annabelle Capstick


The senior

gymnast helped

the Scouts

compete in a

close matchup

with Libertyville on

senior night.

2. Elizabeth


Bartusiak tied

for the team

high in points

as Woodlands

dropped a girls

basketball contest

against North

Shore Country Day


3. Jessica Pasquesi.

Pasquesi put

on quite a


during the girls

gymnastics meet

with Libertyville,

winning the

all-around after

posting solid

scores in all four


Derek Wolff


Every team across

every sport will

have athletes that

tell you the team feels

like a second family to


It’s the nature of sports

and competition that

brings these feelings of

brotherhood and sisterhood,

unshakable camaraderie

and commitment to

team play and unity, that

brings these statements to

the surface.

The special bond that

athletes feel after months

or years of sacrificing together

is always increased

when the team hits the

road for a trip. While the

collegiate ranks put these

athletes through travel

schedules to other states

and occasionally countries

throughout their seasons,

at the high school

level the out-of-state road

trip is becoming more


In Illinois, where the

frigid reality of winter

keeps most spring sports

Listen Up

“I think she’s a really great leader when

it comes to sports or any kind of academic


Jessica Pasquesi— The LFHS gymnast speaks up about

senior teammate Annabelle Capstick on senior night.

teams like baseball,

softball and soccer confined

to the indoors until

March, many teams will

travel to southern states

in order to play quality

competition before

returning to the cold for

the start of their state


Highland Park High

School’s girls basketball

team traveled to Orlando

for a tournament earlier

this season, while

its baseball team has

announced plans to travel

to Memphis, Tenn. this


At the varsity level, it’s

always helpful for teams

to make these journeys

early in the season as it’s

a great opportunity for

veterans to bond more

with newcomers to the

team. Typically this will

involve some sort of

rookie “hazing”, which

has matured over the

years from cruel, real

punishments to lighthearted


When I played club

baseball in college, we

naturally had many road

trips where these acts occur,

though those are not

fit for print. When I was

in high school however,

our baseball road trips

typically revolved around

prank wars between the

coaching staff and players,

as well as feuds with

other players.

Arriving at the ballpark

usually came with the

surprise of finding shaving

cream or breakfast

food covering your glove

or inside your cleats. One

time, our starting catcher

had to have his parents

run out and buy him a

new pair of spikes about

an hour before a game

started because someone

had wrapped his cleats

in tin foil and duck taped

it all together using an

entire roll; he didn’t have

enough time to get them


Last weekend, I traveled

with the Lake Forest

Academy boys prep

hockey team to Minnesota

for a tournament at

Shattuck St. Mary’s, a renowned

hockey factory in

the United States responsible

for producing some

of the NHL’s top players

like Jonathan Toews and

Sidney Crosby.

Being around the team

for three days gave me a

familiar look at the close

bonds teams form as a result

of these trips. Student

athletes study together,

eat together and find

downtime together that

brings everyone closer

together. The LFA hockey

boys spent a healthy

amount of time during

the trip playing sewer

ball—otherwise known as

two-touch—a game that

involves standing around

tune in

What to watch this week

BOYS BASKETBALL: The Scouts welcome their rivals from

Warren in a prelude to the weekend.

• Lake Forest hosts Warren, Thursday, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m.,

Lake Forest High School (East Campus).

Senior Ryan Nolan (center, white hat) heads a volleyball

during a game of sewer ball played by the Lake

Forest Academy boys prep hockey team on Friday,

Jan. 20, in Owatonna, Minn. The team was in town for

a tournament up the road at Shattuck St. Mary’s in

Faribault. Derek Wolff/22nd Century Media

in a circle and kicking a

soccer or volleyball, with

the intention of trying to

knock out other players.

During a trip to a local

restaurant for lunch, players

discuss the college

hockey rankings this year

on one end of the table,

while others play heads

up, 7 up. Once everyone

has nearly finished

their meal, senior Jimmy

Krzeminski stands up on

a chair, phone in hand,

and begins serenading the

room with a song.

Senior goaltender

Zach Rose tells me that

typically the team gets

a rookie to sing at a

restaurant on each trip,


28 - High School Highlights

26 - Athlete of the Week

a bit of lighthearted fun.

It’s Krzeminski’s first trip

with the prep team after

getting called up from the

varsity team. He finishes

the tune to a chorus of

raucous applause.

The team went 2-1 over

the weekend, including

a pair of incredible wins

over top competition. It

will help strengthen their

resolve and their bond for

the rest of the season.

These kinds of trips are

beneficial for everyone

involved, as athletes form

closer friendships and

teams become stronger

after playing better

competition earlier in the


Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Derek

Wolff. Send any questions or comments to


Lake Forest Leader | January 26, 2017 | LakeForestLeader.com

Scouts tangle with Libertyville in close

meet on senior night, Page 30

Washed Ashore

Woodlands Academy

basketball downed by

NSCDS, Page 29


Foresters The

latest in Lake Forest

College sports, Page 27

Lake Forest’s Jessica

Pasquesi turns her

hands on the vault

during a senior night

meet on Wednesday,

Jan. 18, from Lake

Forest High School.

Miroslaw Pomian/22nd

Century Media.

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