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18 | February 16, 2017 | The glenview lantern sound off Adventures in Glenview The Glenview Super Bowl commercial Ingalla The Rizzo family, of Glenview My name is Ingalla and I am 4 years old. My mom gave me a unique name, as you can see, and you are probably trying to figure out how to pronounce it. Whichever option you go with, it is unique and it means lion. I recently moved from Wicker Park, where I enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the city, and moved to Glenview. I must say I love all the grass, birds, squirrels and, especially, the bunny rabbits!! I enjoy day care and have made numerous friends there. I also enjoy quality-time with my pet walker, who always spends time with me. I hope to see you in the future on the hiking trails, as I love to get a good run or walk in. HELP! The Glenview Lantern is in search of more pets. To submit your own Pet of the Week, send a photo and info to or 60 Revere Drive Suite 888. Northbrook, IL 60062 Dust-Free Wood Floor Refinishing with our Atomic Dust Containment System Denny Hebson Contributing Columnist Glenview resident All right. I know this is a little out of date. The Super Bowl was a week and a half ago and no one can even remember who won. (It was the Cubs.) But I’ve been thinking. Maybe Glenview should do a Super Bowl commercial. Think of it. It could help us fill empty downtown stores. It could raise property values. Wilmette would be so jealous. Heck, Winnetka might even notice us. Next year at this time, we could be the most famous suburb in all of America. So I humbly present the very first Glenview Super Bowl commercial. The commercial opens with Lady Gaga standing atop Village Hall. She is wearing a dress made entirely out of Hackney’s onion rings. “I am GaGa for Glenview,” she shouts. As she begins to sing, a thup-thup-thupping fills the air. From the east, dozens of helicopters appear over the horizon, each one airlifting a famous Wagner Farm cow. The cows begin to moo in perfect harmony with Lady Gaga’s song. (NOTE: This stunt may result in the unintended cow-pie carpet bombing of Glen Oak Acres, rendering sections of the neighborhood uninhabitable for several years. Any inconvenience is deeply regretted.) The scene moves to The Glen, where actress Glenn Close stands next to the big fountain and says, “I’m Glenn and I love The Glen.” Then we see conservative firebrand Glenn Beck playing the piano inside Von Maur. “I’m Glenn and I love The Glen,” he says softly. Now a hologram of the late country music star Glen Campbell speaks to us from a table outside Eggsperience. “I’m Glen and I love The Glen. Or I would. If I were still alive.” The scene ends with the three of them leading a parade, with hundreds of other people named Glen, down Tower Drive. The mood of the commercial now takes an abrupt shift. (NOTE: This section will be shot by Martin Scorsese). The film turns a stark black and white. We cut to the inside of the empty, former Country Cobbler shoe store on Glenview Road. A forlorn girl in a Hollister sweatshirt sits alone on the floor. A tear rolls down her cheek. She is barefoot. Jennifer Aniston walks into the scene and speaks. “It’s hard to look at, isn’t it? Yet across Glenview, hundreds of children just like Madeleine here are forced to travel as far as Old Orchard just to find fashionable shoes. But you can help. If you’re a retailer, please locate your store in downtown Glenview. Don’t let Maddy down.” Finally, the mood returns to jubilance as the scene cuts to the Glenview train station. Hundreds of dancers dressed as commuters pour out of the train and pirouette across the platform. We catch a glimpse of George Clooney waiting in line at the Dairy Bar. In the final shot, the camera pans up the pillar of our iconic statue, revealing not our stone bear but legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka crouched on top. He spits the lanterns out of his mouth and shouts: “For erectile dysfunction, I recommend Levitra!” (NOTE: Allowing Ditka to plug one of his many, many sponsors will help defray production costs.) Whaddaya think, Glenview? Ready for the big time? Have suggestions for a future Adventures of Glenview entry? Shoot Denny an email at The North Shore’s wood flooring experts. 1107 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette 847-865-8283 Ball From Page 3 their dad, Joel Childs. Once the music stopped, Elsie Wachte, 5, dressed in her sparkling blue dress, curtseyed like a true princess. “She learned that in ballet class,” said her dad, Joe Wachte. Megan Kay, 7, stopped dancing long enough to get her nails done with pink nail polish. The ice cream bar featured vanilla, chocolate and many different toppings — sprinkles, strawberries, chocolate syrup, HIRE LOCALLY CALL TODAY FOR RATES & INFORMATION 708-326-9170 | nuts, chocolate chips and more, and some guests grabbed a Your Pie to satisfy their sweet tooth. The night was growing old but the dancing continued. Tiredness set in for many princesses, but Zoe Hermann, 6, danced on with her dad, Michael. Some dads held their Reach over 83% of prospective employees in your area! princesses in their arms. Aaron Hoffman held his princess, Samantha, 4, tightly in his arms as the music played. Her arms hung loosely around his neck while her head lay gently upon his shoulder. “We’re coming back next year for sure,” Jason Garner said. sound off the glenview lantern | February 16, 2017 | 19 Social snapshot Top Web Stories From, as of Feb. 13 1. 10 Questions with Gabby Amesquita, GBS girls basketball 2. Wrestling: Five Titans qualify for sectional 3. Coach Talk: Ex-Loyola pitcher goes from relief to center stage 4. Football: Loyola QB Herion to walk on at Iowa 5. Girls Gymnsatics: South claims top spot at sectional Become a member: From the Editor A haven for locally grown produce CHRIS PULLAM Although I hail from rural Illinois (with a backyard that borders a corn/bean field, depending on the season), I’m sure I never ate locally grown food as a child. Unless, of course, you count the raspberries and apples picked from my grandma’s garden. Even though Cherry is just about as rural as rural gets, there’s nowhere to purchase the fruits and vegetables that grow (almost literally) in our backyards. That’s probably because the corn mostly goes toward animal feed and ethanol while the beans go, well, somewhere else. Long story short, I’m amazed that the Glenview Farmers Market exists despite the fact that the village is landlocked by suburbs on every side. Where in the world does all of this locally sourced produce come from? Just ask recently retired market manager Roxanne Junge, who lives and breathes Glenview Farmers Market. I’ve mostly communicated with Roxanne via email over the past year — setting up deadlines and topic ideas for her biweekly Market Watch column in the summer — but recently spent about 30 minutes on the phone discussing her Betty Olivera purchases fresh produce from Pablo Trejo Ariza on opening day of the Glenview Farmers Market’s 2016 season. 22nd Century Media File Photo retirement. And when I say we discussed her retirement, I really mean we discussed the now-open market manager position. One thing right off the bat? Whoever takes over needs to possess absolute, undying passion for the cause. There are obviously some other necessary qualifications, but all that will have to wait until you read the full interview, which will appear in The Glenview Lantern very, very soon. In the meantime, check out the Glenview Park District’s website if you’d like to apply for the open position or to find more information. Like The Glenview Lantern: Follow The Glenview Lantern: @glenviewlantern go figure 8 The Glenview Public Library posted this photo of its display for Black History Month on Feb. 2. First Ever Women in Business Breakfast @Glenbrook_south! @LaurenFagel The GBS Principal Lauren Fagel tweeted about the women’s networking event on Feb. 8. An intriguing number from this week’s edition Members of Glenview Community Church knit eight-inch squares to benefit babies, orphans in South Africa, Page 3 Letters to the Editor Goodbye Todd Hileman Many Glenview residents are surprised and angry to learn that outgoing Glenview Village Manager Todd Hileman was again the highestpaid manager in Illinois (with total compensation of $334,000). He has left us now for Denton, Texas, after losing more than $1 million for Glenview in a terrible investment. As the most wonderful manager in the history of the world, according to his supporters, Glenview with Hileman in charge made the worst investment in village history. Glenview invested $50 million of taxpayer funds in a Mickey Mouse outfit called the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund. Anyone with any sense of municipal investments and accomplished firms that manage funds should have known this would be a disaster. Just read the news stories about IMAC. With Hileman in charge of our government, Glenview invested $50 million of our money that wound up in a fraud scheme that lost millions here and elsewhere in Illinois. Oakton Community College, which serves Glenview taxpayers, also lost money. Glenview’s dollar loss was $1,388,000 — a sum that would have paid for a lot of village services. That could buy a bunch of good village managers who understand investments. Here is how Hileman “took the blame” in a Tribune story: “Had this matter been handled with more openness upfront and more transparency in terms of due diligence that was done or not done ... trust would have been built early on,” said Todd Hileman, village manager of Glenview, which removed $55 million last year. No Kidding! What due diligence? Heads up, Denton, Texas. Chuck Loebbaka, Glenview resident Former Glenview trustee The Glenview Lantern Sound Off Policy Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The Glenview Lantern encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. All letters must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers include their address and phone number for verification, not publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Glenview Lantern reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become property of The Glenview Lantern. 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