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10 | February 16, 2017 |

10 | February 16, 2017 | The winnetka Current COMMUNITY winnetkacurrent.com Follie The Creigh family of Winnetka Follie is a 10-yearold black labrador retriever. She answers to many different nicknames, including Super Dog, Lickie and Sheenah. She’s a true family dog and gives everyone who comes to the family home a warm welcome. She understands a large vocabulary of words and recognizes the sounds of the different family members vehicles as they come down the street. One of her favorite tricks is retrieving the Chicago Tribune from the end of the driveway each morning — for a treat, of course. Follie loves to be with people and other dogs, as well as walks, beaches, bacon, treats, soft toys, pheasant hunts with the boys and going out on the lake in the old motor boat. She was named after the family’s favorite place to visit, Folly Beach, S.C. HELP! The Winnetka Current has run out of pets to feature for for Pet of the Week. To submit your own pet, send a photo and short story to Editor Jacqueline Glosniak at jacqueline@winnetkacurrent.com. WINNER: Best Groomer in Chicagoland Pet of the Week Sponsored by Love Fur Dogs The Best in Grooming 847-LUV-DOGS www.LoveFurDogs.com • 69 Green Bay Rd. Glencoe, IL Dust-Free Wood Floor Refinishing with our Atomic Dust Containment System The North Shore’s wood flooring experts. Schedule a cleaning: kashianbros.com/floorcleaning 1107 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette 847-865-8283 KashianBros.com Police Reports Target credit card scams hit multiple residents Area residents are cautioned of a Target credit card scam either via online identity theft or phone scamming. On Jan. 30, a Winnetka resident from the 1300 block of Tower Road reported between Jan. 18- Jan. 30, an unknown offender used their personal information to open a Target credit card account. There is no reported loss at this time. The following day, another Winnetkan of the 500 block of Sheridan Road reported between mdnight on Jan. 12-midnight on Jan. 16, an unknown person used their information to open a Target card, with an amount of loss at $946.80. On Feb. 3, a Northfield resident of the 1900 block of Valley View Road reported on Feb. 1 at 9 a.m., she received a phone call from a woman claiming to work for Target’s corporate offices saying someone from Dearborn, Mich. tried opening a Target account in her name. In other police news: NORTHFIELD Feb. 5 • Elzbieta J. Czechowska, 35, of Chicago, was arrested at 8 a.m. in the 300 block of Walnut Avenue for excessive speeding, 98 mph in a 55 mph zone. • Mario Brito-Alvarez, 63, of Wheeling, was arrested at 6:46 p.m. at the intersection of Willow Road and Alice Place for no valid driver’s license. Feb. 3 • David Toscano, 51, of Chicago, was arrested at 7:21 a.m. at Willow Road and Lagoon Drive for driving without a valid driver’s license. Jan. 30 • Northfield police received a call from a driver at 8:34 a.m. who said she was the victim of a hit and run at Sunset Ridge and Willow roads. Police attempted without luck to locate the small Toyota Corolla cab with yellow license plates driven by a black male wearing a red winter cap. • At 9:51 a.m., someone reported being the victim of a hit and run at Willow and Waukegan roads. The victim said the offending driver was a woman with long brown hair driving a dark gray Lexus. WINNETKA Feb. 3 • Someone reported that between 9-10:45 a.m. an unknown offender removed cash and a Visa credit card from the victim’s wallet that was lost in the 1000 block of Tower Road. The amount of loss is $200. Jan. 24 • A resident of the 900 block of Oak Street reported between midnight-12 p.m. on Jan. 13, someone wrote three fraudulent checks and withdrew them from the resident’s Fifth Third Bank checking account without authorization. The amount of loss is $2,490. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Winnetka Current Police Reports are compiled from official reports provided by the Winnetka Police Department and found on file at the Northfield Police Department. They are ordered by the date the incident was reported. Individuals named in these reports are considered innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law. A village farewell for a longtime employee Winnetka director retires after 16 years SUBMITTED BY THE VILLAGE OF WINNETKA After 16 years of service as Winnetka’s community development director, Mike D’Onofrio D’Onofrio has announced his plans to retire in June. D’Onofrio came to Winnetka after serving for 12 years in the Village of Des Plaines, first as a development specialist and then as director of community development. D’Onofrio’s first task upon joining Winnetka was to reorganize the Community Development Department by establishing processes to track paperwork, installing automated building permit tracking systems and improving the technical skills and job performance of department staff. He also served as staff liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Business Community Development Commission, ad hoc Post Office Redevelopment Committee, Urban Land Institute’s Technical Assistance Program and Downtown Master Plan Steering Committee. During his tenure in Winnetka, D’Onofrio was responsible for updating the Village’s building codes, assisting in the development of the Streetscape Program and in drafting the Planned Development regulations. He also oversaw the drafting of updates to the Village’s land use and zoning regulations, and revisions to provisions dealing with the Retail Overlay District. Most recently, he served as project manager for the Village Hall rehabilitation project, assisted with the development of Winnetka’s first-ever Downtown Master Plan and facilitated the preliminary approval process for the One Winnetka redevelopment project in the Elm Street Business District. “We are grateful for the leadership and contributions Mike has provided over the past 16 years,” Village Manager Rob Bahan said. “While we wish him well, he will be missed on our team.”

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