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Candidates in contested races talk

about key issues facing Lake Bluff

and Shields Township, Page 3

The candidates for Lake Bluff Board of Trustees (left to right) Bill Meyer, Eric Grenier, Aaron Towle and Kate Brian debate key issues facing the village during the

League of Women Voters debate on Sunday, March 19, at The Lake Bluff Recreation Center. Claire Esker/22nd Century Media

Election 2017

• Lake Bluff Park District Board of Commissioners................7

• Lake Forest District 115 School Board.............................8-9

• Lake Forest District 67 School Board...........................10-11

• Lake Bluff Village Clerk..................................................12

• Shields Township Supervisor........................................13-14

• Shields Township Highway Commissioner.........................14

• Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65.........................18

• Lake Bluff Library Board of Trustees................................19

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Beating the Robots—

How to get Your Resume

Past the ATS”

10:15 a.m. March 23,

Career Resource Center,

40 E. Old Mill Road, Suite

105, Lake Forest. In this

session, learn information

to beat the ATS. Find out

what trips up applicants

the most, and how to avoid

those pitfalls. This session

will give a better understanding

of how these systems

work and what to do

to make sure your resume

gets into a human’s hands.

This event is free for members

and $20 for nonmembers.

For more information,

call (847) 295-5626.

Cookbook Book Club

7-8 p.m. March 23, Lake

Bluff Park District, 355

W. Washington Ave., Lake

Bluff. This Club is for great

if you enjoy cooking, baking,

or just the way that

food brings people together.

Be sure to plan ahead:

selected cookbooks will

be on display at the library

two weeks prior to the club

meeting. Come browse

and pick a recipe to make.

Bring your finished dish

to Book Club, and sample

everyone’s delicious foods,

while discussing the topic.

For more information, call

(847) 234-2540.


Special Olympics Area 13

Aquatics Meet

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. March 25,

Lake Forest College, 555 N.

Sheridan Road, Lake Forest.

The Lake Forest College

Athletics Department

will host the annual Special

Olympics Area 13 Aquatics

Meet. For more information,

please contact Brenden

Cannon at (224) 377-8378

or bcannon@soill.org.


Spring Break Sports Camp

9 a.m. - Noon, March

27-31, Deerpath Middle

School, 95 W. Deerpath

Road, Lake Forest. Boys

and Girls in Kindergarten

through fourth grade are

encouraged to join this

camp geared especially

for their active minds and

bodies. The camp costs

$142 for residents and

$170 for non residents.

For more information and

to register, visit www.LF-


Music with the Maestro

10 a.m. March 27, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old

Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Join music researcher and

composer Jim Kendros as

he guides us through the

fascinating lives and times

of the great composers.

The cost is $8 for residents

and $12 for guests.

For more information, call

(847) 234-2209.

Spring Break Crafternoons

3-4 p.m. March 27-31,

Lake Bluff Public Library,

123 E. Scranton Ave.,

Lake Bluff. This event is

for all ages. Join us at the

library for a week of crafts

to celebrate spring. Stop

by for origami on Monday,

duct tape flower pens

on Tuesday, and friendship

bracelets on Wednesday.

Thursday we’ll enjoy

coloring and crosswords,

and Friday we’ll make

adorable yarn pom-pom

chicks. For more information,

visit www.lakeblufflibrary.org.


Preschool Story time

10:15-11:15 a.m. March

29, Lake Bluff Public Library,

123 E. Scranton

Ave., Lake Bluff. 2 year

old (10:15 a.m. -10:35

a.m.): For 1 child with 1

caregiver and 3-5 year

old (10:45 a.m. - 11:15

a.m.): For children without

caregiver. For more

information, visit www.



Movie at the Library

2-4 p.m. March 29,

Lake Bluff Public Library,

123 E. Scranton Ave.,

Lake Bluff. Movie title to

be announced. Children

under 8 must be accompanied

by an adult. For more

information, visit www.



Lunch with the King

Noon April 6, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Elvis

will be gracing Dickinson

Hall with his presence for

an afternoon of rockin’

good fun and great southern

comfort food. Don’t

miss out on performance

by award-winning Elvis

impersonator, Travis Morris.

This event is $20 for

members and $25 for nonmembers.

Registration is

due by April 3. For more

information, call (847)


Author Nickolas Butler

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

April 19, Elawa Farm,

1401 Middlefork Drive,

Lake Forest. Nickolas

Butler will discuss his

new book “The Hearts of

Men”. Register at (847)

234-4420. For more information,

visit www.lakeforestbookstore.com.

“Montessori from the

Start”: Lecture Series

8:45-9:45 a.m., April

13, Forest Bluff School,

8 W. Scranton Ave., Lake

Bluff. This series provides

a solid foundation for a

child’s earliest years and is

an excellent introduction

to Montessori education.

Guests will gain a deeper

understanding of a child’s

self-formation and have an

opportunity to meet other

parents with children of

similar ages. Please RSVP

to Lynn Lillard Jessen at

(847) 295-8338.


Monthly blood pressure


10-11 a.m. on the second

Monday of every month,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road. Nurse Patti

Mikes will visit Dickinson

Hall to give free blood

pressure checks to anyone

50 years old and older. No

appointment needed. For

more information, call

(847) 234-2209.

Read a Latte: Adult Winter

Reading Club

Through March 31,

Lake Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

Cozy up this winter with

cool books and library

programs and earn a hot

beverage. Join the Adult

Winter Reading Club and

win prizes: It’s as easy as

tic-tac- toe. Turn in completed

reading log and receive

two free pre-publication

books and a coupon

for a free coffee, tea, or

cocoa generously donated

by Hansa Coffee Roasters.

For more information,

visit www.lakeblufflibrary.


Pickle Ball

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

Lake Forest Recreation

Center, 400 Hastings

Road. Purchase four days

of play for $15 or pay a $5

drop-in fee.

CROYA Weekly Meetings

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

Tuesdays and Wednesdays,

CROYA, 400 Hastings

Road, Lake Forest.

Take a mid-week break

to make friends, learn

about volunteer opportunities,

vote on community

events, join a CROYA

subcommittee, take on

leadership roles and have

fun. The middle school

meetings are 4-5 p.m. on

Tuesdays at CROYA. The

high school meetings are

7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays



In the League of Women

Voters debate story in

the March 16 issue of

The Lake Forest Leader,

a quote was attributed

incorrectly. In the story

the quote, “The biggest

problem in this district

is a complete lack

of transparency. We

don’t trust that type of

management style.”

was originally attributed

to Patrick Marshall but

Jennifer Neubauer is

the one who said it. The

Leader recognizes and

regrets this error.

Toastmasters Club

Noon-1 p.m. first

and third Tuesdays of

the month, Lake Forest

Graduate School of Management,

1905 W. Field

Drive, Lake Forest. Toastmasters

is an international

organization that aims to

help communication and

leadership skills for professional

and personal

growth with unlimited potential.

This club is open

to all. Visit lfgsm.toastmastersclubs.org

for more


Weekly Admission Open


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

Wednesdays, Montessori

School Main Campus,

13700 W. Laurel

Drive, Lake Forest. Every

Wednesday, join the Montessori

school for a public

open house. RSVP to

Hope Allegretti at hope@

mslf.org or call (847) 918-


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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Candidates debate key issues

Christa Rooks

Freelance Reporter

Though labeled as a

debate, conversation was

friendly among Village of

Lake Bluff Trustee candidates

on Sunday, March

19, at the Lake Bluff Recreation

Center. The debate

was sponsored by the

League of Women Voters.

Incumbent candidates

Bill Meyer and Eric Grenier

were joined by Aaron

Towle, who is the current

Village Clerk, and Kate

Briand to discuss both

their qualifications and issues

such as historic preservation

laws, increasing

communication between

the village and the residents,

and improvements

needed in the village.

With concern over the

impending demolition of a

historic landmarked home

on Sunrise Avenue, a topic

of conversation at both

recent Village Board and

Historic Preservation Commission

meetings, historic

preservation laws remained

a topic of conversation

throughout the debate.

“I think we can find

a way to find common

ground to improve what

are considered to be the

weakest historic preservation

ordinances on the

North Shore, according to

Landmarks Illinois [magazine],”

Briand said. “I

think we can maintain the

character of the village

and improve our historic

preservation ordinances

simultaneously without

causing too much consternation,

and we need to do

it soon.”

Meyer agreed that historic

preservation laws needed

to be improved though also

balanced with property


“I certainly agree that

we could use more tools

to deal with historic preservation,”

he said. “We do

not have the tools to be

able to do a whole lot. Of

course, we have to balance

the interests of private

property rights and historic


The candidates also

talked about projects that

had been accomplished

over the past year that they

were proud of.

“I’m very proud of the

development we did with

Target,” Grenier said.

“That project really has

gotten activity going on the

west side [of Lake Bluff].

Towle also mentioned

measures the village has

taken to reduce reliance on

property taxes in the village.

“I think one of the biggest

things we’ve done as

a village is to diversify our

revenue source,” Towle

said. “We have increased

our sales tax revenue to

the point that we’re not as

reliant on property taxes. I

think we need to continue

that, to find other revenue


The candidates agreed

on a majority of issues

and conversation stayed


“All four of us seem to

have the best interests of

the village in mind so I’m

confident that whatever

happens in the election,

the village will go on,”

Towle said.

Conversation was decidedly

more heated between

Shields Township Supervisor

candidates Teresa Darraugh

and incumbent Cynthia


When discussing their

qualifications, Maloney

named her accomplishments

as supervisor.

“When I was elected ... I

knew the levy had been cut

by 55 percent, but I didn’t

know the budget hasn’t

been cut, so I’ve spent the

last four years trying to

bring the budget into balance,”

she said. “We are

increasing programs without

increasing the cost to

taxpayers, and I’m very

proud of that.”

Darraugh disagreed

with Maloney, and noted

that the party she is running

under, the Shields

Township Active Reform

Team, has been responsible

for much of the increase

of public programming.

“[The party has] reduced

elected officials’ salaries

by 50 percent,” Darraugh

said. “So it’s not the levy.

The levy was reduced by

40 percent, but they’ve

eliminated benefits for

elected officials. Because

of that, we’ve been able to

put more money into public


The Dial-a-Ride program

and location of the

food pantry was also discussed.

Darraugh felt the

food pantry should be

relocated and the Dial-a-

Ride program, which provides

transportation to disable

and elderly residents,

should be eliminated due

to its inefficiencies and

costliness. Maloney replied

that the food pantry

was in the best place and

the Dial-a-Ride program

was necessary to residents

who relied on it.

“This election presents

a choice between two different

candidates,” Darraugh

said in her closing

statement. “The current

supervisor who not only

attempted to expand programs

like Dial-a-Ride

but also attempted to raise

her salary and didn’t work

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Village of Lake Bluff Joint Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals

Plans for updating Comprehensive Land Use Plan begin to take shape

Christa Rooks

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Bluff Joint

Plan Commission and

Zoning Board of Appeals

continued discussing the

early planning stages of

updating the Lake Bluff

Comprehensive Land

Use Plan at its meeting

Wednesday, March 15.

The board previously

discussed updates to this

plan — which was originally

created in 1997 with subsequent

amendments made

in 1999 and 2000 — during

a workshop on Jan. 18.

Board members reviewed

various plan inputs, planning

elements, a proposed

process for land-use analysis

and anticipated outputs,

as well as reviewing a draft

outline that will guide the

update of the plan.

At the conclusion of the

workshop, the board asked

Village staff to put together

planning and landuse

goals from the current

comprehensive plan, as

well as the new plan outline

and other land-use

goals to consider as part

of the revised plan. The

plan is intended to outline

guidelines for land use

throughout the village.

During the process of updating

the plan, the board

will focus on areas such

as housing, local services,

connectivity (transportation),

financial stability,

natural spaces and sustainability,

and annexation. A

preliminary plan was laid

out by Drew Irvin, the Village

administrator, and

Glen Cole, the assistant to

the Village administrator.

“We’re organizing [the

plan by] the use of functional

areas or land-use areas

instead of necessarily

quadrants of town, at least

at this point,” Cole said.

“What we would like to

do is really focus and get

some feedback on structure

... and then we also

want to talk about a preferred


Board chairman Steven

Kraus expressed his approval

of preliminary information

that had been put

together by Irvin and Cole.

“It is a great way of pulling

together the work that

has been done in the past

in a format that we can begin

to manipulate,” Kraus


The board discussed

the importance of getting

community feedback during

the process of refining

the plan. Board member

David Bishop noted that it

appeared to play a helpful

role when past plans were

put together.

As of right now, the

board plans on spending

two years revising

the plan. Board member

Leslie Bishop pointed out

the need to set aside specific

time to make sure the

proper attention is devoted

to the project.

Kraus responded that

special meetings may be

needed to make sure there

is enough time to touch on

every part of the plan.

The board then turned

their attention to discussing

what may have been

left out of the plan and

may need to be added.

Board member Elliot

Miller suggested adding a

technology section to the

areas of focus.

“We’re all going to be

doing things in the future

that involve technology,

computers, the cloud,”

Miller said. “We should

have a whole section about

what technology would be

in the future.”

However, Irvin suggested

that shouldn’t be a

priority as the board looks

at the plan.

“To me, that is a lowlevel

goal or objective to

manage technology, new

technologies in a way that

respects neighborhood

character,” he said.

David also added that

it was more important to

apply technology to each

section already established

rather than make it a separate


“Technology is a tough

one too because you could

almost pick up any one of

these and apply technology

to it,” he said. “It’s

how the technology is applied

versus a section on


Irvin encouraged the

board to pick a section to

review first so he and other

Village staff members can

make sure all the information

and research for that

topic is assembled.

The board decided to begin

with transportation and


“It encompasses the

whole village, it’s the

network that overlays everything

so we would be

looking at all the areas

at once,” board member

Mary Collins said

Lake Bluff School District 65 Board of Education

Sexual abuse policy discussion continues in light of investigation of former teacher

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Bluff School

District 65 Board of Education’s

Tuesday, March 14

meeting started similarly as

the Feb. 14 meeting, with

public comments from Jim

Moss stemming from the

criminal sexual assault investigation

of former junior

high teacher Charles Ritz.

At the previous meeting,

Moss, presented the board

with a petition requesting it

to conduct a special investigation

of the alleged perpetrator

and his victims, and

suggested ways to prevent

sex abuse in the schools

going forward. The board

rejected the petition, stating

it does not want to interfere

with an ongoing investigation

by law enforcement.

At this meeting, Moss

asked them to reconsider

their decision, leaving out

“two elements of the petition

that seek the school to

interact with victims.” The

other six elements of the

petition — appointment

of a special investigative

council, assessing risk

management framework,

enhancing training programs,

establishing a victim’s

rights policy, establishment

of standards for

external reporting and enhanced

hiring standards —

can all be easily achieved

without interfering with

the ongoing investigation,

Moss said.

He went on to say that

Lake Bluff should “be

above the norm in the

critical area of safety for

its students” and it is not

enough to “meet the requirements

of state law.”

He explained that it is not

the “goal of Lake Bluff to

be like everyone else.”

“That is not the standard

we measure ourselves

against in academic

offerings, art programs,

academic achievement or

education facilities,” Moss


Moss suggested several

ways in which the board

could improve its policies

regarding sexual abuse, including:

searching national

databases instead of Illinois

databases of registered sex

offenders and violent offenders

when screening applicants;

and establishing

periodic spot checking to

evaluate criminal activity

of current employees.

“We take great pride in

going above and beyond,”

Mark Barry, the board president

said. “Our policies

are strong and we intend to

make them better. All your

ideas are good.”

Superintendent Dr. Jean

Sophie said the administration

is bringing in an outside

policy expert to meet with

the policy review committee

after spring break.

Board Member Susan

Rider requested that

Moss’s petition be a regular

meeting agenda item once

the committee has met.

Board holds off approval of

2018 Washington D.C. trip

The board also discussed

whether to continue

the school-sponsored

eighth-grade trip to Washington

D.C. The annual

trip cost $1,055 per student

this year and boasted

87 percent participation,

which is around the same

participation range it has

been since the trip was

held in the fall (it moved to

February in the 2014-2015

school year). Previous to

that, participation ranged

from 65 to 88 percent.

Barry and Vice President

John Marozsan asked

about the reasons some

students do not participate,

to which Lake Bluff

Middle School Principal

Nate Blackmer and Director

of Finance and Operations

Jay Kahn explained

that some parents do not

want their children to miss

activities they’re involved

with outside of the district

and are uncomfortable

with their children being

away from home for three


Sophie said they will

survey parents and vote on

weather or not to continue

the trip at the Committee

of the Whole meeting in


Full story at LakeForestLeader.com.

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Lake Bluff Village Board of Trustees

Board votes to delay demolition of

landmarked home for another month

Danielle Gensburg

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Bluff Village

Board voted to delay

the demolition of a landmarked

home at 512 Sunrise

Ave. for another 30

days at its Monday, March

13 meeting. An advisory

review process of a demolition

permit for the home

began mid-January by the

Village’s Historic Preservation

Commission, which

asked the board to extend

the review process.

The home was built

in 1928 and owned by

the George Stone family

and many others. George

Stone served as Village

Clerk in 1953 and trustee

from 1954-60, joined the

Plan Commission in 1960,

and was the founder of the

Lake Forest/Lake Bluff

Rotary Club.

The current owner of

the landmark designated

home, who lives in a house

next door to the south, applied

for a building permit

on Dec. 2 requesting its demolition

to provide more

lawn space and open space

for a side yard that would

include outdoor recreation,

a children’s play area and a


Because the home is

landmarked, the Historic

Preservation Commission

is required by the Village’s

Municipal Code to review

the owner’s request to demolish

the home.

While the delay has continued

through the Historic

Preservation Commission’s

January, February and

March meetings, the owner

still aims to demolish

the home and, as of April

1, is no longer required to

participate in the commission’s

advisory review.

Now with the Village

Board’s vote to extend the

advisory review period, the

Historic Preservation Commission’s

advisory review

of the demolition at 512

Sunrise Ave. is extended

for another 30 days until

May 1, determining that no

“undue hardship” would be

placed on the owner and

the delay would promote

the public welfare.

Full story at LakeForst


Freight train derails in Lake

Forest; no injuries reported

Alyssa Groh, Editor

From March 15

Approximately 10 train cars derailed in

Lake Forest near Route 41 and Deerpath

Road at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15,

with no injuries reported.

The Lake County and McHenry

County Hazardous Materials Teams

were called to the scene as a precaution,

but no hazardous materials were found

leaking in any of the cars, according

to a press release from the Lake Forest

police and fire departments. The derailment

does not pose any health or fire

hazards at this time, but the air quality

will continue to be monitored to ensure

there are no health risks, according to

the release. Union Pacific Railroad also

has representatives on the scene working

to send equipment to move the train

cars upright.

Lake Forest Police Commander Craig

Lepkowski said they hoped the train cars

would be moved upright by the end of

Crews work at the scene of a 10-car train

derailment in Lake Bluff, which occurred

in the early hours of Wednesday, March

15, near Route 41 and Deerpath Road.


March 15, but it could go into March 16.

There may have been lane closures

throughout the day on northbound Route

41 during the work on the train cars.

Police Reports

Waukegan man arrested after observation of reckless driving

James M. Fritzsching,

56, of Waukegan, was

charged with reckless

driving and driving with

an expired driver’s license

at 7:01 p.m. on March 3 in

the intersection of Route

41 and Rockland Road in

Lake Forest.

Police responded to a

call regarding a late 90s

Ford swerving all over the

road. The caller reported

the license plate of the

vehicle and Central Dispatch

advised the vehicle

was being followed by the


Police located the vehicle

traveling south on

Route 41 and after observing

multiple traffic violations,

police stopped the

vehicle and spoke to the

driver who was identified

at Fritzsching.

After conducting additional

questioning at the

scene, Fritzsching was arrested.

In other police news:

Lake Bluff

March 4

• A two motor vehicle

property damage accident

was reported at 9:05 a.m.

in the 900 block of north

Shore Drive. One of the

drivers was issued a citation

for operating a vehicle

with no insurance.

• A two vehicle accident

occurred at 7 p.m.

on March 2 on Route 176

and Route 43 and was reported

at 2:54 p.m. at the

Public Safety Building.

March 2

• A driver was charged with

disobeying a stop sign and

illegal transportation of alcohol

at 7:52 a.m. on west

Washington Avenue.

• A vehicle crash was reported

at 8:01 a.m. in the

100 block of east Center


• Fraud was reported at

1:13 p.m. at the Public

Safety Building.

• A two vehicle accident

was reported at 1:39 p.m.

in the intersection of

Route 43 and Route 176.

Lake Forest

March 3

• Jonathan T. Alston, 24,

of Chicago, was charged

with driving with a suspended

driver’s license at

6:37 p.m. in the intersection

of Route 41 and Old

Elm Road.


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.

Structure fire in Lake Forest

causes $40K in damages

Alyssa Groh, Editor

A structure fire in a

single-family home in

southeastern Lake Forest

was reported by construction

crews working on

the home at 1:56 p.m. on

Thursday, March 16.

The first Lake Forest fire

engine arrived on the scene

three minutes after the 911

call was made, and reported

a moderate amount

of gray smoke coming

from the second floor of

the home, according to

a press release from the

Lake Forest Fire Department.

Crews found the fire,

which took approximately

30 minutes to extinguish,

in the joist space between

the first and second floor.

There were no injuries

reported, but fire resulted

in an estimated $40,000 in


Additional resources

were required to help put

out the fire and cover Lake

Forest while crews were

on scene.

Departments assisting

Lake Forest included those

from: Lake Bluff, Knollwood,

Libertyville, Highland

Park and Deerfield.

Wheeling and Mundelein

sent apparatus to cover

other calls in Lake Forest

while crews worked to

contain the fire.

The cause of the fire is

under investigation.

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Lake Bluff Park District Board of Commissioners (5 Candidates, 5


Name: France Pitera

Age: 44

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Former president/CEO

of medical software


Past local government/

relative experience: Pitera

Board member of The

Gateway Foundation, a non-profit organization

in behavioral health.

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?

The most pressing issue facing the Lake

Bluff Park District is overall sustainability.

The district offers a tremendous array

of programs and assets but participation

varies widely. In order to remain consistent

with our values and continue to serve

the community, the board will need to set

priorities and align staff and resources to

these priorities.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

My 15 year experience as a business leader

and current non-profit board member

provides me with a solid background to

contribute to the issues facing the board

and the community. In the past, I have developed

successful marketing campaigns

that have increased revenues and I would

like to bring that experience to the board.

Lastly, I was a member of the 20 year

Capital Planning Task Force and have

been a member of the Financial, Audit

and Strategic Planning committee of the

Park District for the last 12 months. In

these roles I have gained knowledge and

insight about the Park District and have

gotten to know other board members.

Lake Bluff Park District Board of Commissioners (5 Candidates, 5


Name: Robert Douglass

Age: 60

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Architect

Past local government/

relative experience: Lake

Bluff Park District 2009-

present, current board president,

Lake Forest/Lake


Bluff Historical Society 2008 - 2016, past

board president, Commissioner on the

Lake Bluff Historic Preservation Commission,

Lake Forest Open Lands Association

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how

to you plan to approach it to improve

your constituent’s quality of life?

The last couple of years the park board and

staff have achieved a number of great successes

including the passing of the referendum

and debt restructuring. Pressing forward

the park district will need to continue

to find additional revenue opportunities

while balancing operational expenses.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

I believe strongly in giving back to the

community. I have been on the Park District

Board for seven and a half years and

would like to serve another two years

to complete my original goal of completing

the master planning of the park

district facilities and properties so that

future boards will have a “road map” to

carry the district forward in a financially

sustainable manner well into the foreseeable

future. Prior to serving on the Park

District Board I served as commissioner

for the Lake Bluff Historic Preservation

Commission. Professionally I am a practicing

architect and I am involved in the

Lake Bluff Central Business District. My

goal is to be a team builder and player. It

is important to know the right questions

so as to achieve a board consensus to issues

at hand.

Lake Bluff Park District Board of Commissioners (5 Candidates,

5 Seats)

Name: Brock Gordon

Age: Not provided

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Sales

Past local government/

relative experience: Lake

Bluff Park District Commissioner

since 2012


What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?

Maintain fiscal sustainability while staying

ahead of resident interests, recreation

Lake Bluff Park District Board of Commissioners (5 Candidates, 5


Name: Kauri McKendry

Age: 50

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Research director in the

field of child development and human


Past local government/relative experience:

Past board member for the

Alliance for Excellence and Friends of

Lake Bluff Parks, Park Board Member


What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve

your constituents’ quality of life?

We need to maintain the variety and

high quality activities and services offered

given the financial constraints

of the park district. The board needs

to continue to find additional revenue

opportunities while being fiscally responsible,

transparent and balanced and

do what is best for the entire district

including areas that are outside of the

village itself. Strengthening the spirit

of our community while improving our

trends and economic downturns. Determine

how golf may or may not fit into the

long-term strategy of the community’s recreation

needs. Continue to maintain existing

assets to the highest standards which

the community expects and deserves.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

It’s very simple. Serving on the Park District

Board provides me a modest way to

give back to our village which I am so

proud of. I bring no personal agenda to the

board, I’m an objective thinker, team player

and a 31-year resident of Lake Bluff.

constituents’ quality of life is my number

one priority.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

Contributing to make Lake Bluff Park

District better by improving and adding

high quality activities and programming

while being fiscally responsible with

taxpayer money is something I have

helped to accomplish while serving on

the board. I enjoy working as a team using

common sense and keeping things

simple. Listening to our residents and

sharing concerns and fresh ideas with

my fellow board members has allowed

me to help make positive changes for our

parks, beach and recreational programming.

I also think having five children

who have or are currently participating

in a wide variety of programs including

fitness, camps, golf, paddle, gymnastics,

preschool, dance, life guarding,

etc. gives me a unique perspective and

insight on current needs and ways to

make our parks the best they can be for

generations to come.

Editor’s Note: Candidate Chris Mosbarger did not respond to multiple requests

to submit a questionnaire.


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with the other people on the START team

... and didn’t follow through on campaign

promises. I will do that.”

Joy Markee, who is running for Village

of Lake Bluff Clerk, was not able

to debate her opponent, Sarah Raymoure

Wnek, as Wnek was absent. She briefly

discussed her qualifications, naming her

time on the Lake Bluff Fourth of July

Parade Committee and AYSO 163 board.

The election will take place April 4.

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High School District 115 Board of Education (8 Candidates, 4


Name: Dave Lane

Age: 47

Residence: Not Provided

Occupation: President and

chief operating officer at

Terlato Wines of Lake Bluff

Past local government/relative

experience: Current Lane

Lake Forest High School

District 115 School Board Member (2

year member) and chair elect of Florida

State University Foundation Board (6

year member)

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?

The Lake Forest High School Board’s

greatest challenge is to balance a need for

an exceptional education for our students

with a community’s desire to keep the District

115 taxes at the lowest level possible.

We can and are doing this by embracing

innovation in the class room as evidenced

by initiatives like our new block schedules,

expanded Advanced Placement course enrollment

and individual learning plans that

will roll out next year. We can and are being

fiscally responsible by maintaining our

Moody’s Triple A Bond Rating and using

the savings that generated to lower tax

levy’s. We have the lowest tax rate of any

Lake County High School District and are

committed to maintaining that distinction.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

I, along with the other Right Track Candidates,

are the best candidates for board

service. Three of us are incumbents and

all of us have been interviewed and vetted

by the local caucuses. The community

suffers when the school board turns

over too frequently or shifts direction. A

tenured school board can offer guidance,

support and hold accountable all stakeholders

more completely. The education

at Lake Forest High School is exceptional

and clearly on the right track. However,

we live in a state that does not have a balanced

budget. This may force the financial

situations of all schools to shift. I run a

$250 million dollar business and am used

to figuring out how to manage expenses

and succeed in a changing environment.

This may be a necessary and relevant skill

in a challenging state fiscal environment.

I am fully committed to serving the community

in this role.

High School District 115 Board of Education (8 Candidates, 4


Name: Tomas Edward Nemickas

Age: 49

Residence: Lake Forest


Occupation: Orthopedic


Past local government/

relative experience:

I have been a member of

the Illinois Bone and Joint

Board of Managers and Executive

Committee for the last 8 years, as

well as one of the Managing Partners of

the Gurnee Division of IBJI. I resigned

from the IBJI Board of Managers and as

Managing Partner of the Gurnee Division

Jan. 1.

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?

Providing an appropriate environment

at Lake Forest High School where the

students can be authentic, inspired and

explore their interests. Creating the

mechanism to facilitate a robust education

that will allow them to achieve the

greatest success in higher education

or whatever path the student elects to

follow. I plan to continue to strive to

provide stewardship and oversight for

the Board of Education in the policies

as well as financial fiduciary duties to

both serve the students and the community

which supports them.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

My background and education is science

based. I have spent the majority of

my lifetime assimilating data and evaluating

processes, utilizing those skills to

develop best practices.

My previous experience on the Board

of Managers of IBJI has honed my

executive skills, and reinforced the

importance of critical review, while

allowing me to become adept at developing

a consensus to support decisions.

Having had one child graduate from

Woodlands, and two currently attending

LFHS, while taking care of high

school students across Lake County in

my practice, I have broad exposure to

the educational challenges which face

our students and their community.

High School District 115 Board of

Education (8 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Robert “Ted”


Age: 58


Lake Forest




owner/ Moorman


Retired airline pilot (Captain,

United Airlines); Retired

Military Officer (Lt.

Colonel, Flying Squadron


Past local government/

relative experience:

Four years experience on

Lake Forest High School

Board, last two as board

secretary; four years experience

on the Lake Forest

High School Finance

Committee; three years

experience as Chair of the

Lake Forest High School

Policy Committee; four

years as Board Member

of Northern Suburban

Special Education District

(NSSED); two years experience

as Board member

of the NSSED Foundation;

member of the Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff Lions Club

including some leadership


What do you think is the

biggest issue facing your

coverage area and how

do you plan to approach

it to improve your

constituents’ quality

of life?

There are multiple issues

facing the Lake Forest

High School community

and all must be dealt

with. The state of Illinois

political situation is very

Please see MOORMAN, 12

High School District 115 Board of Education (8 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Sally Davis

Age: 50

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Attorney

for SC Johnson

Past local government/relative



School Board Member, Lake Forest

High School District 115 (Current)

D115 Liaison to ED-RED, advocacy

organization for Chicago suburban

school districts. Member of D115

Education Committee. Illinois Association

of School Boards trained

in School Board Governance, Evaluation

of Education Professionals,

Education Finance and School

Board Law. Advancement Chair,

Boy Scouts of America Troop 46,

Lake Forest (Current). Student Recognition

Chair, APPLAUSE Music

Boosters organization, Lake Forest

High School (Current). Instructor,

Lawyers in the Classroom, Lake

Bluff Middle School (Previous).

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and

how do you plan to approach it to

improve your constituents’ quality

of life?

Although the community’s dialogue

during this election has been focused

on what happens inside Lake

Forest High School, the biggest

challenges to our District are likely

to come from external sources that

can impact our District’s finances

— the Illinois education funding

reform efforts, shifting pension liability,

and potential federal expansion

of voucher programs. We must

remain engaged with the government

agencies, our legislators and

school district associations to advocate

for an evidence-based funding

model in Illinois that does not negatively

impact our students or community.

And in the face of funding

uncertainties, we must continue to

exercise the rigorous financial discipline

and planning that has kept

our district on budget with adequate


Internally, we must continue to hold

our administration and ourselves accountable

for delivering against measurable

goals for academic success,

executive functioning mastery, social

and emotional wellness, and college

and 21st century career readiness.

What makes you the best/a top

candidate for this position?

I bring the right experience, training,

and mindset to this board. In 2015, I

was selected from a pool of 13 applicants

to balance the diverse strengths

of the other members. As the board’s

only attorney, I draw on my experience

in juvenile court, employment and labor

relations and transactional law.

I have been vetted and endorsed by

the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff VOTE

Caucuses. In selecting me, I believe

they recognized our board’s collaborative

performance, as well as my

individual training and skills. And they

emphasized that consistency in our

Board’s leadership will continue to

fuel LFHS’s success.

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High School District 115 Board of Education (8 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Patrick Marshall

Age: 47


Lake Forest



grass-roots, after-school

dent and





small business consulting

and service company

Past local government/

relative experience:

Serve on Friends of Lake

Forest Parks & Recreation

Foundation Board, where

I initiated and am leading

the current long-range capital

planning committee. I

initiated and co-founded

the Sue Duncan Children’s

Center Foundation Board,

raising funds and awareness

to support a thriving

tutoring and wellness program

on Chicago’s south

side. I am a volunteer

coach for various sporting

activities. 25 year career

as a strategic consultant

and general manager spanning

several companies

and clients across many

industries has provided me

significant experience to

address a range of anticipated

Board of Education


What do you think is the

biggest issue facing your

coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to

improve your constituents’

quality of life?

District 115 taxpayers pay

a premium for education

provided to our students

and should expect no less

than excellence across

all measures of academic

achievement. We need to

serve all current and future

students with a high quality

education that accommodates

all of their needs.

With overall enrollment

down and a challenged real

estate market, making Lake

Forest High School a highranking

destination school

district will benefit all community

stakeholders. Our

biggest issue is reversing

some current downward

trending academic and fiscal


We have a lot of strength

in our school district today

and our children work

very hard, I know this first

hand as I have four children

across District 115 and District

67. However, taking

a closer look at some key

academic and fiscal performance


showcase some areas for

improvement. As a board

member, I would work

with my peers and the administration

to pursue a

detailed and honest review

of our current metrics. We

would create transparent

performance scorecards to

monitor the districts progress

toward achieving these

common and beneficial


What makes you the

best/a top candidate for

this position?

My experience from my

professional careers, academic

training and community


makes me a top candidate

for the District 115 board

position. The University

of Chicago (BA, Political

Science) and Northwestern

University (MBA,

Kellogg) degrees provided

me the skills to analyze,

critique and collaborate

to solve issues and make

decisions. My work at Deloitte,

HP, IBM, Brightstar

and now my own business

continue to grow these

skills in practice.

Beyond education and career,

I am also an active

member of my community.

When living in Hyde

Park, Chicago. I met Sue

Duncan, a woman who

transformed my perspective

on life. She was running

a grass-roots tutoring

organization for disadvantaged

southside Chicago

kids. I got very involved

as a tutor and mentor and

befriended her whole family

and organization. Later

in life, I helped initiate

and build a foundation

to support and grow her

program. As a testament

to her teaching influence,

her eldest son, Arne went

on to become CEO of Chicago

Public Schools and

ultimately Secretary of

Education. While Lake

Forest is different from

Hyde Park and its surrounding


the philosophy of supporting

one’s community, and

using your own skills and

experience to strengthen it,

remains very common.

High School District 115 Board of

Education (8 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Lisa Mienville,

Ph.D., M.B.A., J.D.

Age: 60


Lake Forest





equity Mienville

Past local

government/relative experience:

Member of the

Lake Forest Caucus, assistant

coach for my son’s soccer

team and a member of

the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff

Historical Society, Friends

of Lake Forest Library and

the Lake Forest Preservation

and remain a member

of the Lake Forest Team.

What do you think is the

biggest issue facing your

coverage area and how

do you plan to approach

it to improve your constituents’

quality of life?

The greatest issue that Lake

Forest High School faces is

providing a world/first in

class education, promoting

high achievement and ensuring

that students achieve

personal excellence, while

achieving greater fiscal accountability.

With slightly over 50 percent

of Lake Forest property

taxes and 60 percent of

Lake Bluff property taxes

devoted to education, the

community should expect to

get the best possible return

on investment, which is a

world class education for the

community’s children. This

expectation extends to better

ACT outcomes, which have

been trending down in recent

years, and acceptances and

scholarships to the universities

of their choice that they

have worked so hard to try to


Policies must move the district

toward that goal. To

better affect this, the board

must proactively foster a

transparent, collaborative

strategic planning process

Please see Mienville, 11

High School District 115 Board of

Education (8 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Jennifer Neubauer

Age: 58


Lake Forest



attorney and




Past local government/

relative experience: After

graduating from Northwestern

and earning a law

degree from the University

of Illinois, College of

Law, I practiced several

years in Chicago firms and

my own firm. My husband

and I have four children

who attended Lake Forest

elementary and St. Mary’s

schools as well as LFHS. I

am a graduate of LFHS and

St. Mary’s.

What do you think is the

biggest issue facing your

coverage area and how

do you plan to approach

it to improve your constituents’

quality of life?

The biggest issue facing

District 115 is that district

residents are paying a premium

for downward trending

academic results and the

administration is far from

transparent on its vision and

mission. This negatively affects

our housing market.

For example, the Board

has not disclosed the ongoing

removal of academic

tracks from LFHS, nor held

a public meeting regarding

this move. The board never

voted on it.

I will initially improve District

115 by reestablishing

community trust through

true transparency—both in

financial and educational

matters. I would refocus

the administration on academic

excellence in service

of every student to reduce

downward academic trends.

With new leadership, LFHS

will again become the most

collegial, academic power-

Please see Neubauer, 11

High School District 115 Board of

Education (8 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Cindy Good

Age: 58


Lake Forest





Breeder Good

Past local

government/relative experience:

Small business

owner in Illinois and California,

mother of six LFHS

graduates. Volunteered as

Chairman of Faithworks

at Winnetka Bible Church,

Christ Church with youth

group and mission trips several

other youth groups and

sports. I was a Republican

delegate at the 2016 National


What do you think is the

biggest issue facing your

coverage area and how

do you plan to approach

it to improve your constituents’

quality of life?

The biggest issue facing

District 115 is that district

residents are being asked to

pay between 50 percent and

60 percent of their property

taxes to our local, public elementary

and high schools.

This is a high price to pay,

and we in the District 115

community pay it, because

we believe our children will

get a commensurately superior,

world-class education.

Sadly, this is not the case.

We are paying a premium,

but not getting what we

paid for. Of course, this adversely

affects our housing

market and the strength of

our communities.

I am concerned that our

student to administrator

ratio is three times that of

New Trier’s and double

the state average. I’m

concerned that LFHS is

removing academic tracks

and embarking on a risky,

perhaps extremely costly,

educational experiment

that will hurt our students

and the strength of our

Please see good, 10

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teachers’ union, and one of

two members representing

the board in negotiations

with SEIU. Prior to serving

on the District 67 Board, I

was a non-Board community

member on the District

67 Finance and Operations

Committee for two years. I

have taught Economics at

Lake Forest College since

2002. In my time at the

college I have chaired the

Department of Economics,

Business, and Finance,

chaired the Faculty Personnel

Policies Committee,

chaired the Academic Resource

and Review Committee,

chaired the program

in Entrepreneurship and

Innovation, and published

four original research ar-

Lake Forest School District 67 Board of Education (5 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Robert J. Lemke

ticles on education topics.

Age: 47


Lake Forest


Professor of


at Lake Forest

College Lemke

Past local

government/relative experience:

I have been a District 67

School Board member

from May 2013 to present,

serving as a member and

chair of the Finance and

Operations Committee, a

member and chair of the

Compensation Committee,

one of two members representing

the Board on contract

negotiations with the

What do you think is the

biggest issue facing your

coverage area and how

do you plan to approach

it to improve your constituents’

quality of life?

The biggest challenge facing

District 67 is the financial

uncertainty imposed on it by

the state. For several years,

the state has not provided

the district with all of the

monies the district is due. In

addition to that uncertainty,

the State now is considering

pushing the cost of the

state’s unfunded pensions

onto local districts, as well as

possibly imposing a property

tax freeze. Either of these

changes would provide a

funding challenge to the district.

During my four years

on the board and as chair of

the Finance and Operations

Committee for the last two

years, it has been my priority

to make sure that the district

continues to plan for both

of these possibilities while

maintaining a 10-15 percent

fund balance. As the District

adopts new initiatives,

it is important to me that

we do so with conservative

estimates regarding both local

and state revenues. The

district is in a very strong

financial position, holding

very little outstanding debt

and maintaining a AAA rating.

As a board member, I

will always vote to preserve

that strength.

What makes you the

best/a top candidate for

this position?

My effectiveness as a District

67 school board member

stems from three traits.

First, I am someone who

genuinely listens to all

sides of an issue. Second,

it is my nature to be analytical

and critical of ideas

and proposals. Although I

am not contrarian, I push

people to convince me that

a problem has been correctly

identified, that their

proposal to address the

problem will be effective,

and that we have identified

means to know when

or if we indeed have been

successful. Third, I am

principled in my values

— I am fiscally conservative

by nature, and I value

excellent teaching. These

together, I believe, have

afforded me the respect of

my fellow board members

and the administration. I

am thoughtful, hard-working,

honest, and candid. I

expect hard-work and excellence

from everyone

in the district including

myself, and I always have

the best interest of our students,

teachers, and taxpayers

in mind. If given

the opportunity to continue

to serve on the District 67

School Board, I will continue

to conduct myself in

this fashion regardless of

what challenges and issues


Lake Forest School District 67 (5 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Alice LeVert

Age: 56


Lake Forest





Market - Xerox




Past local government/

relative experience:

Previously with school

boards and administrations

in Lake and Cook



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community. I am alarmed

that the board and administration

are hiding these

very serious decisions from

the community. This has to

change, and only electing

four new Board members

will change it.

What makes you the

best/a top candidate for

this position?

What makes me a top can-

What do you think is

the biggest issue facing

your coverage area and

how do you plan to approach

it to improve

your constituents’ quality

of life?

School District 67’s aging

infrastructure - Approach

to Improvement: Together

as a board, we will assess,

plan and prioritize

the infrastructure needs

of each school within the

district. This is one of the

milestones of the current

board’s vision and one that

I feel is important to the

overall learning experience

for our students and community.

What makes you the

best/a top candidate for

this position?

As a mother and long time

resident of Lake Forest, I

care about education for

our children and our community.

I look forward to

utilizing my business skills

to keep School District 67

moving forward in a positive


didate for this position is

loyalty, honesty and courage.

These three attributes

were ingrained in me when

I was young. When I decided

to dedicate myself

to running for the LFHS

board, I knew my business

and family concerns would

have to take a back seat. I

also understood there would

be a personal cost to “going

against the system.” But

I am running because I believe

LFHS should run like

a business, with full transparency

for its stockholders—parents

and taxpayers—and

deliver a world

class product to its customers—students.

We are paying

one of the highest per

student costs in the state.

And we are paying a premium

for academic results

that are trending downward.

I am excited and honored to

be a part of a team that will

seek to change that and will

work with them to reverse

these downward trends and

control costs.

Lake Forest School District 67 Board of Education (5 Candidates,

4 Seats)

Name: Mike Borkowski

Age: 48 years old


Lake Forest

O c c u -


President –



Past local Borkowski



Served on District

67 Board of Education last

four years and as President

the last two years

What do you think is

the biggest issue facing

your coverage area and

how to do you plan to

approach it to improve

your constituents quality

of life?

Three years ago, the District

67 Board of Education

created an ambitious

Vision of Excellence for

the District, with broad

community wide engagement.

While we have

made much progress towards

achieving that vision,

much work remains.

My over arching goal is to

achieve the defined vision

as quickly as possible, in a

fiscally responsible manner.

District 67 is one of

a very few school districts

across the United States

with a AAA bond rating,

and we plan to continue

that fiscal responsibility.

This benefits all Lake Forest

residents – including

the youth of our community

who benefit directly

from the education, as

well as all home-owners,

as the quality of schools

directly impacts real estate


Another challenge related

to achieving the vision in

a fiscally responsible manner

is the State of Illinois’

on-going budget crisis.

Depending upon how that

is resolved, the outcome

could have a significant

impact on D67’s budget.

To offset that, conservative

budgeting is required

by our administration and


What makes you the

best/top candidate for

this position?

I have served on the D67

Board since 2013 and as

the President since 2015.

Prior to that, I served on

the Finance Committee

(2011-2015) and the

Compensation Committee

(2013-2015.) I was part

of the team that developed

the current “Vision of Excellence”

that we now are

aggressively pursuing. I

understand in great detail

both the issues and the

opportunities that our district

is facing.

In addition to this experience,

I am a parent of

two children who are currently

going through the

system, so I have the additional

perspective of a

parent. I am active in the

community and hear regularly

from other parents

and home-owners what

is important to them. My

business and educational

experience provides

me the analytic skills to

be able to make wellthought

out decisions.

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Lake Forest School District 67 Board of Education (5 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Patrick Patt

Age: 70


Lake Forest




District Superintendent


Past local

government/relative experience:

Board Member,

Family Service of Lake

County; Board Member,

Center for Tax and Budget

Accountability; School

Board President: St. Peter

School in Skokie; Volunteer

for Big Brother / Big

Sister of Lake County;

Volunteer Tutor: Everett

School, Lake Forest; Past

President of Illinois Common


What do you think is the

biggest issue facing your

coverage area and how to

do you plan to approach

it to improve your constituents

quality of life?

It is widely understood

that a strong public school

system is one of the primary

indicators of a community’s

quality of life.

When residents know that

their school district employs

a dedicated faculty

that has the material resources

to deliver a cutting

edge curriculum parents

are assured that their children

will be well-prepared

for the future. A successful

school system also helps

non-parents and older

residents feel assured that

their homes will retain solid

property values, and the

business community can

feel confident their tax dollars

are being spent wisely

and prudently to maintain

the quality of life that attracts

people to this locale.

As a school board member

my role is to represent all

residents of Lake Forest.

However there is no one

currently on the Board or

running for the Board, other

than me, who represents

the southwest area of Lake

Forest (south of Route 60

and west of Waukegan

Road) an area that accounts

for approximately 20 percent

of the city. More than

50 percent of a resident’s

property tax bill goes toward

funding our school

systems and the residents

of southwest Lake Forest

deserve to be appropriately

represented on their community’s

boards of education.

I pledge to do so as a

member of the District 67

Board of Education.

What makes you the

best/top candidate for

this position?

For 25 years I was a leader

in two of the best school

systems in Illinois: as the

Principal of Maple School

in Northbrook District 30

and as Superintendent of

Oak Grove School District

68 in Green Oaks. As a

teacher, principal, school

district superintendent and

graduate school adjunct

Professor of Education

Leadership I have more

experience in education

than all of the other candidates

and incumbents

combined. Many people

verbalize a “children first “

agenda. In my long career

as an educational leader

I have actual experience

in making that statement

my personal action plan.

Since retirement I have

been chosen by 4 suburban

school districts to lead

their districts through difficult

transition periods as

their Interim School District


I would invite the Lake

Forest community to

Google Patrick Patt and

Riverside Landmark to

read editorials describing

my most recent position in

the 2015-2016 school year.

Lake Forest School District 67 Board of Education (5 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Jeffrey


Age: 53


Lake Forest



Past local gov-



tive experience: D67 School

Board (2013-17), D67 Board

Policy committee (3013-17;

Chair 2015-17), D67 Education

committee (2013-17),

President, Cherokee Elementary

APT (2011-13), Vice-

Chair, Development - Lake

Forest High School Foundation


What do you think is the

biggest issue facing your

coverage area and how to

do you plan to approach it

to improve your constituents

quality of life?

I believe the two most important

issues facing District 67

are ensuring every child grows

every year and continuing the

implementation of our “Vision

of Excellence” that was

begun several years ago. Relative

to student growth, I plan to

hold the district accountable to

specific, measurable and databased

goals regarding yearover-year

satisfactory student

improvement. We will continue

to track the various curricular

improvements we have

made and confirm that they

are, indeed, driving improved

student performance. We need

to provide adequate support to

help all students grow academically,

socially and emotionally

every year. And we need to use

data to clearly articulate areas

of opportunity and celebrate

areas of success.

In terms of implementing the

district’s mission, vision and

milestones, we have made great

strides over the past few years,

but there is still work to do relative

to creating collaborative

learning spaces, adding resources

to help with student support,

improving curriculum, enhancing

professional development

for teachers and staff, improving

school safety and more. As

an incumbent board member, I

plan to continue the work that

we have been doing to attain our

mission and vision by the end of

my second term.

What makes you the best/a

top candidate for this position?

I have the most relevant experience

of any candidate running

for the District 67 School

Board. As an incumbent, I

have spent the past four years

becoming intimately familiar

with District 67 — the people,

the policies and the processes.

I can hit the ground running.

And I am committed to maintaining

the district’s momentum

towards attaining our mission

and vision. As a District

67 parent, I have ground-level

insight as to how our curriculum,

our teachers and our innovative

initiatives affect our

children. I will fight to ensure

that every student grows every

year. As an LFHS parent, I see

what District 67 foes well —

and what it needs to do better

— in order for our children to

succeed at the next level. As

a realtor in Lake Forest, I understand

the impact that outstanding

schools have on our

community and will continue

our history sound fiscal management.

Lastly, as a 13 year

“customer” of District 67, I appreciate

where we’ve been as a

district and where we are today.

That helps shape my vision of

where we need to go. All of this

relevant experience makes me

a top candidate for District 67

School Board.


From Page 9

that creates a dialogue among students,

parents, staff, administrators,

and the community to better develop

and foster a strategic and actionoriented

educational vision that has

benchmarks, milestones and measurable

goals for all, while monitoring

expenses. To that end, the Lake

Forest High School Board must everyday

keep the community’s belief

that a quality education which prepares

the students for a global changing

world is worth the investment of

time, effort and financial resources.

What makes you the best/a top

candidate for this position?

A resident of 18 years and parent

whose children attended Lake Forest

District 67 schools, I am interested

in seeing good decisions made

at the school board level.


From Page 9

house on the North Shore and a magnet

for new families.

What makes you the best/a top

candidate for this position?

What makes me a top candidate for

this position is my legal background,

my collaboration skills, and my willingness

to discover the facts through

long hours and tedious research and

From my academic background I

enjoyed the educational process and

consider this position to be the most

effective way that my family and I

may give back to this community. We

treasure Lake Forest and wish to preserve

one of its many assets in hopes

that others may also continue to have

and enjoy a stimulating education.

While a graduate and undergraduate,

I taught in Upward Bound

programs (created to teach underprivileged

high school students),

associated with the universities I

attended. Our family has a legacy

of valuing education with two generations

of university educators:

my children’s grandfather, their

father who is a professor of Neuropharmacology,

and myself. The

ability to serve on the LFHS 115

Board of Education is an extension

and entirely consistent with my

background to preserve an important


devise solutions that work for students,

parents and taxpayers.

Most important, as an adoptive mother

of four and sibling to my cherished

sister afflicted with Downs’ Syndrome,

I value a diversity of learning

styles and gifts each child possesses

and will seek to advance the success

of all learners in the district, not just

the highest academic performers. I

will seek to reverse the recent downward

academic trends at LFHS, reduce

spending and hold the line on taxes.

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Lake Bluff Village Clerk (2 Candidates, 1 Seat)

Name: Sarah Raymoure Wnek


Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Business


Past local government/relative


Presently volunteering

on the Lake

Bluff Farmer’s Market



What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and

how do you plan to approach it to

improve your constituents’ quality

of life?

Creating a more stable incoming industry

tax base to allow our town’s

planning more flexibility to implement

Lake Bluff Village Clerk (2 Candidates, 1 Seat)

Name: Joy Markee

Age: 44

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Stay at

home mom/marketing


Past local government/relative


Parade Book


Manager- Lake Bluff Fourth of July

Parade Committee, Guidance Committee/Plan

Synthesis- Lake Bluff

2023 Strategic Plan, Secretary-

AYSO163 Board

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and

how to do you plan to approach it

to improve your constituents quality

of life?

I believe that as a village, we need

new and expand existing services is a

huge focus for success. Assisting the

president and trustees with idea generating

discussion is how I plan to add

value to this role. I also hope to assist

in any creative assessment the board

tackles of existing service renovation.

Finding ways that costs can be reduced

while maintaining existing services is

a personal strength I exercise in my

own life routinely.

What makes you the best/a top

candidate for this position?

I have career experience in a Fortune

100 company. I am a fresh set of

eyes representing the millennial age

group raising a young family here. I

have brought my family here twice

in my adult life with two homes and

to continually assess the growth and

change of our community and how

that ties into our current/future financial

situation. While the village accounts

for less than 10 percent of the

total property tax bill in Lake Bluff,

it continues to pursue new avenues

of revenue, primarily in the area of

sales tax. In these fiscally uncertain

times, the village is working to invest

more in infrastructure and setting

priorities to maintain its Triple

A bond rating. At the same time, the

village continues to be prudent with

its reserves and committed to offering

high-quality community services

for the people of Lake Bluff. As we

move forward with new opportunities

for Lake Bluff, my goal is to

make sure that all residents have a

voice in the discussions.

a Lake Bluff upbringing from the age

of 4. I have been here through it all

and now is my time to start giving

back! It is wonderful that Lake Bluff

continues to brighten its historical

grounds and attract growing families

with school age children, and I am

a voice for those just starting to put

roots down in a neighborhood. I am

a resident that always has an eye out

to improve my surroundings. I ask

the questions that generally go unasked.

I care when residents are inconvenienced

and the village needs

to be brought to the attention of correction.

I look forward to being part

of the change that enables our time in

Lake Bluff to continue to be the kind

of amazing I have always known

Lake Bluff to be.

What makes you the best/top candidate

for this position?

I have volunteered for numerous

boards and in different positions since

moving here in 2011. Being involved

in the Lake Bluff Fourth of July Committee,

the Village 2023 Strategic

Plan, the AYSO 163 Board and other

activities has allowed me to interact

with many different groups of people

within the Lake Bluff community. I

have children in the Lake Bluff Elementary

and Middle Schools, along

with Lake Forest High School, which

gives me great perspective regarding

our school districts. I have a MBA in

international business from Thunderbird,

School of Global Management

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troubled and state funding of public

schools going forward is unclear.

Additionally, pension liabilities are

uncertain. Within the high school

building it is very important for us to

stay the course and build on the educational

gains we have achieved in

the past four years. Our ACT scores

are best in class at 26.4. AP Course

participation rate is way up while AP

Pass rates have remained solid at 95

percent. A stable, well functioning

board is critical to maintain and build

on these gains. We have a positive record

and want to build on these gains


What makes you the best/a top

candidate for this position?

I am very proud of where Lake Forest

High School is positioned today.

I am the most experienced and longest

serving board member. I serve

on multiple vital committees and

provide stability and continuity. I

understand the mission and vision

of the Lake Forest High School,

know the issues we are dealing

with and am prepared to continue

serving so that we can continue to

strive and do great things for our

students and the larger community.

I am also independent and a

financial watchdog and realize our

resources are not unlimited and the

board must weigh the interests of

students, staff, administration, taxpayers

and other stakeholders and

balance them to provide the best

product available at a reasonable

cost. I ask for the community’s

vote on April 4.

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Nancy and Michael Adelman

Charlotte and Mark Ahern

Edith Rasmussen Ahern

and Patrick Ahern

Maureen and Peter Anger

Susan Armbruster

Germaine and Eric Arnson

Peg Determan and Lance Balk

Meg and Steve Barnhart

Prue and Frank Beidler

Elizabeth Brown and Nick Bothfeld

Liz and Richard Brandel

Rhett Butler

Marion and Gene Cartwright

Kristen and Richard Chun

Nancy and Pete Clemens

Betty and Chris Collins

Karen Curtiss

Lisa Marks Fisher

Tom and Katie Ford

Lyn Foss

Maureen and Michael Freeman

Christine and Ara Goshgarian

Lynn and Eric Grenier

Betsy and Stephen Hough

Jackie Blevins Johnson

Carol Jones

Molly and Charles King

Kitty Lansing

Liz and Nels Leutwiler

Barb Reidy Moore

Diana and David Moore

Diane and Tim Newman

Nancy and Kent Novit

Melissa and Bill Oakley

Sherry and Jim Passolino

Sara and Louis Pickus

Wendy Rohrs

Lynn Gaffigan and Joe Royster

Rick and Sally Salzer

Yuh Shabacker-Koppel

and Dr. Marcus Shabacker

Pam and Bob Sorensen

Terry and Jim Swarthout

Caroline and Tom Swarthout

Sophie and Jonathan Twichell

Susan Wagoner

Catherine and Joe Waldeck

Tad Walgreen

Pam and David Waud

Eileen Looby Weber

Carla Westcott

Dr. Janet K. White

Catherine Yehle

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Sally Davis

Robert “Ted” Moorman

David Lane



Mike Borkowski

Dr. Robert Lemke, PhD.

Alice LeVert

Jeff Folker

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Shields Township Supervisor (2 Candidates, 1 Seat)

Name: Terry Darraugh

Age: 59

Residence: Lake Bluff,

Occupation: Business


Past local government/

relative experience: I have

served on the North Shore

Auxiliary of Aid for Women,


the APT of Everett School, as a girl scout

leader of three troops, as a member of the

Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce

and on numerous committees to the

benefit of our church and the community atlarge.

I have developed a successful nutrition

business over the past 23 years.

Biggest issue facing my coverage area

and how do you plan to approach it:

Township government is mandated to

provide general assistance only. We need

to cut the spending of taxpayer dollars expended

to support services, and eliminate

personnel engaged in the performance of

services not mandated by the State of Illinois.

By outsourcing mandated services

and working with public and private organizations

in the community we can improve

service and lower costs.

At present, Shields Township food pantry

is not accessible by public transportation

and is open only two days a week. Cutting

down to one day a week until it can be

moved to a site that will be easily accessible

to those in need will focus monies to all

in need of its services--military personnel,

veterans and other residents of the township-

instead of on administrative costs.

The Dial a ride program, designed to

provide transportation for Lake County’s

elderly, disabled or disadvantaged who

do not own or have access to a vehicle,

needs re-evaluation. The current system

is ineffective, inefficient and costly to

the taxpayers who must support the services.

A county wide body like the Lake

County Board is a more appropriate administrator

of this program.

Lastly, technology and analysis of office

practices can decrease costs to taxpayers

by eliminating services that can be accessed

online or are redundant. We can

deliver better services for less.

What makes you the best/top candidate

for this position?

I will bring my networking and business

skills as well as my experience of working

with civic and charitable organizations to

further the goals of reform. Keeping salaries

low, eliminating unnecessary personnel and

programs and making those programs mandated

function efficiently will yield improved

quality of life and lower taxes for everyone.

Editor’s Note: Candidate Cynthia Maloney

did not respond to multiple requests to submit

a questionnaire.

Shields Township Highway Commissioner (1 Candidate, 1 Seat)

Name: Scott V. Anderson

Age: 54

Residence: Lake Forest

Occupation: Civil Engineer/Highway


Past local government/relative experence:

I am running for a second term as

Shields Township Highway Commissioner.

Prior to being elected Highway

Commissioner, I was a Shields Township


I have worked in the municipal engineering

and construction fields for forty years,

doing basically the same things required

of a Highway Commissioner. During my

tenure as Highway Commissioner, I have

improved drainage significantly and reconstructed

about 25 percent of the Township


As Shields Township Trustee, I worked

to reduce the salaries of all the elected

Township officials. Past office-holders

were working limited hours, so we adjusted

compensation to more closely match

the required work.

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?

Our district has a small tax annual levy,

about $290,000. We have made significant

improvements to the Township roads

without increasing taxes. Going forward,

we will continue to improve pavement

condition throughout the Road District.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

I have worked to design and implement

paving and drainage projects for many

local governments and private clients at

our local, family owned engineering firm,

James Anderson Company. My 40 years

of experience allows me to complete cost

efficient design projects without cost to

the Road District.

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Pothole renovations

planned for City

Potholes are one of the

many unfortunate symptoms

of winter, and Highland

Park is hoping to find

a plan to fix the roads as

soon as possible.

Highland Park City

Council heard updates

about pothole renovations

and pavement restoration

throughout the city at its

regular meeting Monday,

March 13.

The Public Works Department

devised a plan to

extend the life of the pavement

throughout the city,

and is hoping to get $2.6

million budgeted toward

the road rehabilitation program

for fiscal year 2017,

which ends in June.

So far, $1.5 million has

already been approved by

the council, and will go

toward resurfacing asphalt


The Public Works Department

is hoping to also

have $850,000 approved

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Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 (4 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: John R Marozsan

Age: 75

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Retired

Past local government

experience: 4 years on LB

Library Board ( 2 of those

years as President of the

Board), 4 years on the District

65 School Board


What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve

your constituents’ quality of life?

The district does not have one big overwhelming

issue that we are facing but a

number of discrete matters that we need

to address. First, we are in the process

of updating our forward thinking Strategic

Plan by involving local community

members as well as staff and board. The

plan will lay out a long term perspective

for the district looking at our challenges

from all perspectives including both facilities

and academics. Additionally we

need to guide the district through impending

financial uncertainty regarding

budget cuts from the state and the potential

of a property tax freeze. A major

portion of our funding comes from

property taxes and a freeze will affect all

operations. We need to keep our eye on

events in the North Chicago School District

and how that may or may not affect

Lake Bluff schools. They have struggled

financially and the surrounding school

districts could potentially be affected

should their financial problems not be resolved.

Finally, we need to make certain

that the education experience provided

to our students is second to none and

always strive to provide a stimulating

learning environment.

What makes you a top candidate for

this position?

I believe my experience and contribution

to the board over the past 4 years speaks

for itself. As a board, we have saved Lake

Bluff taxpayers millions by restructuring

bonds, undertook and completed a major

renovation of Lake Bluff Middle School

on schedule and under budget, had a balanced

budget each of the 4 years while

making good use of the excessive fund balance

to benefit all constituents. Academically,

our schools have performed well

above national norms in both reading and

math with LBMS ranked in the top 10 percent

for the county. It is important to continue

with a board that represents the community

and its concerns. Over the past 4

years this board has learned to benefit from

the unique expertise that each of us bring

to the table. Our board members represent

a healthy mix of users and non-users. We

have always kept academic excellence as

our main mission but with fiscal responsibility

being a close second.

I personally bring a business and management

aspect to the board. As a nonuser

I view our challenge without prejudice

or influence to make certain that we

bring the best decisions we can for all

Lake Bluff residents.

Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 (4 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Richard Hegg

Age: 65

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Manufacturer’s


Past local government/

relative experience:

I have just finishing my Hegg

third year on the Lake

Bluff District 65 School Board

43 Years of Sales and Sales Management

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve

your constituents’ quality of life?

There are a few significant issues facing

our district including 1) questions on the

financial support from the State of Illinois

and their attempts to redistribute funds

and 2)the transition of our administration

into retirement. Our board will deal

with these issues with the same thought

and perspicuity demonstrated in our past

actions of reducing future debt while also

building a strong administrative team and

renovating the Middle School on budget

and on time.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

This board has a high degree of varied

skill sets along with a capacity to listen

and collaborate. I am very proud of being

a member of a board which is diverse

yet bonded by common principles of

critical thinking and discussion to seek

solutions in a transparent environment.

My work experience has been based on

bringing plans together and meshes well

with my position on the board.

Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 (4 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Philip R. Hood

Age: 40

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Vice President

of Development and Alumni

Relations; Secretary of the

College. Lake Forest College

Past Local Government/ Hood

Relative Experience: Appointed

to Lake Bluff Elementary School

District 65 School Board in May 2015

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?:

While the school district is fiscally sound

and maintains a healthy fund balance, the

unfavorable resolution of any number of

unresolved state-wide issues could place the

districts fiscal health in peril. These could

include changes to how pensions are currently

funded, implementation of a property

tax freeze, and/or the forced annexation of

students from neighboring school districts,

among others.

While mindful of these possible financial

issues, the school district must also do its

best to advocate for a smoother matriculation

of some of our most high achieving

Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 (4 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Julie Gottshall

Age: 50

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Attorney (Employment

Law) and Arbitrator;

Mother of two teenagers

Past local government/relative

experience: Trustee,

Lake Bluff Library, 2009-



What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?

The principal challenge facing District

65 is continuing to promote academic

achievement while maintaining financial

stability. In the upcoming term, the board

will need to develop a new strategic plan,

conduct succession planning to recruit/

retain high-quality administrative leadership

and top teaching talent, and interface

closely with constituent families to ensure

individualized student needs are met. At

the same time, the board must navigate an

uncertain political environment, with likely

changes to school financing, pension reform

and additional unfunded mandates to

students into Lake Forest High School. In

addition, I think there is a strong appetite

among students and parents for expanded

enrichment programs.

Balancing parent, student, and taxpayer

expectations in this fiscal environment is

the most pressing issue facing the board at

this time. As the school district confronts

these competing funding priorities, I will

prioritize those areas which best support a

strong core curriculum for all students.

What makes you a top candidate for this


I’m pleased to have received the endorsement

of the Lake Bluff School Caucus

prior to my appointment in 2015 and Vote

Lake Bluff during this election cycle.

My professional and personal background is

grounded in service and committed to the development

of resources and strategic operations

which promote strong student achievement.

To this end, I believe that I have served

as a collaborative board team member and

effective steward of district resources.

Finally, I do have children in both the elementary

and the middle school. It’s important

for the board to be comprised of

those who currently utilize school district

resources and those who do not.

be foisted upon districts. I will approach

these issues with a sense of balance and

work collaboratively with my fellow board

members and the administration to explore

the best alternatives.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

I have served on the District 65 Board for

the past four years and am running for reelection

along with my fellow incumbents.

As a practicing attorney I bring to the

board a willingness to ask questions and

challenge assumptions; an ability to closely

analyze legal documents and policies;

and an expertise in human resources and

negotiation. As a mother, I bring a drive

for excellence in our schools, both scholastically

and culturally.

As presently composed, the board functions

smoothly and effectively in partnership

with the administration. Together,

we have developed core principles and

achieved outcomes – such as renovating

the middle school, refinancing bonds,

and establishing healthy budgeting protocols

– that have benefitted the district academically,

financially, and operationally. I

believe continuing on this course will provide

stability to the district and allow us to

solidify the gains made.

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Lake Bluff Library Board of Trustees (4 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Kate Jackson, MA, MBA

Age: 42

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Strategy and

Change Management Consultant

for Accenture and

Deloitte; Private Banking

Analyst at JPMorgan Private

Bank; Board and fundraising

leadership roles at The John

G. Shedd Aquarium and The University of


Past local government/relative experience:

This is my first foray into local


What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?

I bring a fresh perspective because I am

the only newcomer running for the Lake

Bluff Public Library Board, and if elected,

I will be the only board member with

school age children.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

I have a masters in English literature from

The University of Chicago and an MBA

from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

As a result, I have a deep love for

and knowledge of literature coupled with

a strong strategy and marketing background.

As a Lake Bluff resident with

elementary school age children, I have a

vested interest in our library’s continued


Lake Bluff Library Board of Trustees (4 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Scot Butler

Age: 66

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Retired

Past local government/relative

experience: Previously

erved one term on the Library

Board. This would be

my second term.



What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?

The Library serves a valuable purpose in

our community and as a result needs to

keep up with changes in the environment.

Therefore the continued evolution of what

the Library offers is of the utmost importance

in the foreseeable future. This includes

books, videos, digital offering as

well as the available space for local citizens

to meet and study.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

I believe I’m a good candidate because of

my time on the Library Board as well as

my years of marketing, finance and analytic


Village of Lake Bluff Library Board of Trustees (4 Candidates,

4 Seats)

Name: Carole S. (Cal) Stroh

Age: Not Provided

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: I am a retired high school

Latin instructor.

Past local government/relative experience:

I have been on the Lake Bluff Library

Board of Trustees for the past 12 years

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and

how do you plan to approach it to

improve your constituents’ quality

of life?

We have outgrown our space. We

don’t have adequate quiet reading

areas, space dedicated to teens, program

meeting space, staff work areas,

etc. The board is currently conducting

a feasibility study to determine

how best to proceed constituents’

quality of life?

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

My 12 years of experience on the

board under four different Library Directors

and two Interim Directors.

Village of Lake Bluff Library Board of Trustees (4 Candidates,

4 Seats)

Name: Tim Kregor

Age: 62

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Retired

Past local government/relative


Current Lake

Bluff Library Board (5 Kregor

years), business career

in marketing and marketing research.

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and

how do you plan to approach it to

improve your constituents’ quality

of life?

The library receives virtually its entire

budget from property tax. The need to

keep property tax from increasing is a

clear demand from the public, which

creates a challenge in managing the

library expenses. This will be an ongoing

issue for Lake Bluff Library for

the foreseeable future.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

Having served for five years as a

Lake Bluff Library Board Trustee I

am familiar with all the issues facing

the library. This depth of experience

means that I can provide knowledgeable

advice within the context of the

library mission and community concerns.


From Page 16

that will go toward patching

both concrete and asphalt

streets throughout

the city, and $340,000 that

will go toward improving

the pavement in alleys.

According to Director

of Public Works Ramesh

Kanapareddy, the quality

of pavement life steadily

decreases after 13 years of

usage. In order to maintain

pavement, Kanapareddy

suggested the City tackles

any issues with its pavement

early on.

“The City does have a

pretty robust program in

that regard,” Kanapareddy


Reporting by Erin Yarnall,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at HPLandmark.com.


Northbrook rally brings

community out for


Maura Crisham did not

like what she was seeing.

News reports of hate

crimes and hoax bomb

threats across the country

worried her.

But it was the swastikas

drawn in the men’s restroom

at the Northbrook

Public Library that horrified

and shocked her

the most. There were five

instances of swastikas or

swastika-like symbols being

drawn between November-January,

with four

of the symbols accompanied

by the word “Trump.”

Motivated by a desire to

amend the narrative, she

decided to do something

she hadn’t done before.

Assisted by library staff,

Crisham organized a Rally

for Kindness on the lawn

of Greenbriar School.

More than 40 people

showed up on March 12,

including 10th District

Rep. Brad Schneider (D-

Deerfield), State Sen. Julie

Morrison (D-Deerfield)

and 57th District Rep.

Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook).

Attendees made a kindness

chain by writing a

pledge for kindness on

small strips of paper,

which were to ultimately

be looped together and

displayed in the library.

Children also made buttons

with the words “love”

and “friendship” written

on them.

Crisham took inspiration

for the rally from the

residents of Whitefish,

Mt., who held a block

party after national media

coverage of anti-Semitic

harassment of residents

and businesses there.

Reporting by Matt Yan, Contributing

Editor. Full story at



Trustees sign Welcoming

and Inclusive Community


The Glencoe Village

Board of Trustees unanimously

adopted a resolution

to support the Welcoming

and Inclusive

Community Pledge and

publicly signed a postersized

version of it during

the board’s regular meeting

Thursday, March 16.

The pledge states that

those who sign it support

diversity in Glencoe and

will stand against discrimination

and condemn

“any verbal or non-verbal

attacks, harassment, or intimidation

based on race,

ethnicity, color, immigration

or refugee status, religion

or creed, gender or

sexual orientation, age,

mental or physical disability,

veteran status, or

other social identities,

as well as discourse that

disrespects or degrades

people’s identities, needs

and beliefs.”

Reporting by Alexandra Greenwald,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at GlencoeAnchor.


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Shields Township Trustee (4 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Kristin Storm

Age: 53

Residence: Lake Forest since 1990

Occupation: Property management

while raising four children with husband

Craig Strom (LFHS class of


Past local government/relative experience:

Worked part time at local Lake

Forest bank

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how

do you plan to approach it to improve

your constituents’ quality of life?

The Shield’s Township trustee board

members are responsible for establishing

township policies, approving bill

payments and certifying tax levies. As

part of the board, I would apply a fiscally

conservative approach to all township


Shields Township Trustee (4 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: William Brown

Age: 46

Residence: Lake Bluff,


Occupation: CEO of a

national non-profit trade


Past local government/

relative experience: Brown

I’m a current Shields

Township Trustee (2013-2017) with

previous experience on the Lake Forest

Caucus. I have extensive experience

working with state and local governments

including serving as a legislative

liaison in Governor Jim Edgar’s administration.

What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how

do you plan to approach it to improve

your constituents’ quality of life?

The Food Pantry is an important Township

benefit for the community, and I’d

like to see it closer to those who need it

most. Bringing benefits closer to those

who need them, and finding efficiencies

to help lessen the property tax burden

are of highest priority.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

I have a good understanding of the issues

and will always put the taxpayer

first. Between my local and state government

experience, I’m well versed in

the issues Shields Township residents


Shields Township Trustee (4 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Kathy Blahunka

Resident: Lake Bluff

Age: Not Provided

Occupation: Director,

R&D IT Systems

Past Local Government/


Elected Shields Township




What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?

Township Trustees are responsible for

budget oversight. Shields Township provides

services as mandated by the law,

general assistance, road and bridge, and

Shields Township Trustee (4 Candidates, 4 Seats)

Name: Matt Garrity

Age: 23

Residence: Lake Forest

Occupation: Financial Advisor

Past local government/relative

experience: None, this

is my first elected office.


What do you think is the biggest issue

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

property assessment. I believe that it is

possible to think openly to consider alternative

methods to provide services to the

public in a cost effective manner. My plan

would be to work in a respectful and collaborative

manner with all elected officials

to make this happen.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

I bring many years of work experience,

evolving through organizational transformations,

managing budgets and managing

people to the role of Trustee. In addition,

I have had more than 3 years experience

as an elected official with the Township,

which provides additional insight and perspective

on the issues we face.

constituents’ quality of life?

Everyone is concerned about their tax

money being spent properly and I am going

to make sure that my constituents are

getting the best value for their tax dollars.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

I am willing to work hard to give my constituents

a voice and do everything in my power

to make the township a better place to live.

Lake Forest Girl Scouts visit Lake County Haven

Submitted content by Lake

Forest Girl Scout Troop


Third grade Everett

Elementary Girl Scouts

troop 40770 visited Lake

County Haven, a Libertyville

shelter for women

and children on March 17.

The visit was twofold

– to treat the women and

children staying at the

shelter a gourmet meal

from Prairie Grass Cafe,

along with other donations,

such as clothing,

baby wipes and cleaning

supplies and to learn what

it truly means to live the

Girl Scout Promise of taking

care of others. The

Girl Scout Mission is to

build girls of courage,

confidence, and character,

who make the world a better


The troop was accompanied

by its troop leaders

and Lake Forest residents

Kristen Casey and Cindy

Kienzle and volunteer

moms Zoya Mirza, Roni

Nanini and Heather Vishnubhakat

“My Co-leader, Kristen

Casey, and I try to create

programming that supports

this mission,” Kienzie

said. “We love to have

fun, too, but we also want

to instill in our girls that

it’s not only important to

be a caring friend to our

sister scouts, but also to

people in need, especially

others in our own community.”

Casey said the experience

has an impact on the


“Our girls were touched

after watching a video

and touring Lake County

Haven, presented by Maria

Sievert, the Volunteer/

Resource Coordinator

for Lake County Haven,”

she said. “We truly hope

the residents feel special

knowing our girls


Lake County Haven

empowers homeless

women and their children

to achieve permanent, independent


Everett Elementary Girl Scouts troop 40770 donated

food and other items Lake County Haven on March 17.

PHOTO Submitted

“One of the reasons

we wanted to visit Lake

County Haven is because

it’s mission is so impactful;

more than 88 percent

of their residents achieve

independent living, and

85 percent raised is directed

to helping women and

children,” Kienzle said.

Prairie Grass Cafe’s

Chef/Owner Sarah Stegner

was happy to help the

Girl Scouts brighten the

lives of women and children

staying at the Lake

County Haven by preparing

a gourmet meal for

them. Stegner made a pea

shoot Boston salad with

local apples, peppers, tomatoes,

cucumbers, jicama

in a lime vinaigrette.

And for the main course,

crispy chicken with wild

rice, roasted grapes,

glazed acorn squash and


“I was given the opportunity

to work in a maledominated

world, living

my dream as a Chef, and

I am proud to support other

women achieve their

dreams,” Stegner said.

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Lake Buff Middle School students earned first, second and third place medals in the Illinois state Odyssey of the

Mind, hosted at Lake Bluff Middle School on March 11. Photo Submitted

LBMS wins big at Odyssey competition

Submitted by Lake Bluff

Middle School

More than 250 students,

parents, teachers, and volunteers

from throughout

Illinois gathered at the

newly-renovated Lake

Bluff Middle School for

the Illinois state Odyssey

of the Mind competition

on March 11. Odyssey of

the Mind is an international

event revolving around creative

problem solving and

team-building. By the end

of the day, the 15 student

participants in three Lake

Bluff Middle School teams

had each earned a medal,

with one team being named

State Champion and two

teams qualified to represent

the State of Illinois at the

World Finals in May.

To prepare, teams of students

select an open-ended

problem from a provided

list. Some of the problems

are more technical in nature,

while others are artistic

or performance-based.

The students then work

together over weeks or

months outside of school

to design and present their

solution through a creative

performance. Though students

can work with adult

coaches to refine necessary

skills, no adult input is allowed

in the design process.

The students are responsible

for all ideas and

all construction of props

and devices, and there is

a limit to how much they

can spend on supplies.

“All of our students did

extremely well at the state

competition,” said Joe

Jakcsy, LBMS seventh and

eighth grade mathematics

teacher who coordinated

the hosting and team efforts

with Sydney Jakcsy.

“They represented Lake

Bluff so well and demonstrated

to teams from

across Illinois that our students

are creative, persistent,

funny, quick-thinking

and good natured.”

Lake Bluff’s newly renovated

school building drew

high marks from the students,

teachers and parents

who attended from around

the state.

“We are so proud of

all our students in Lake

Bluff,” said Dr. Jean Sophie,

Lake Bluff School

District 65 Superintendent

of Schools. “Like much of

the curriculum and activities

in Lake Bluff, Odyssey

of the Mind inspires

our students to discover

new ways to creatively

solve problems and to

practice working together

as a team. This has been an

experience where the journey

is more important than

the final result, and these

skills that will serve them

throughout their lives.”

The students started

work on their projects in

November. Diane Benner,

Rob Miller, Vanessa Watkin,

Ray Gundry, and Fred

Richards volunteered as

parent coaches. Susanna

Curato and Corinne Horner

served as judges, and

Sally Bishop assisted with


The World Finals, the

largest creative problem

solving competition in the

world, will involve thousands

of students from

throughout the U.S. and

from about 25 other countries,

and will be held May

24-27 at Michigan State


Below is a summary of

the results for the events

in which LBMS students


State Champions –

Problem 2 – Division 3

Hannah Bienkowski,

Payton Marzella, Emilia

Miller, Natalie Waite,

Megan Wong, Samantha


Second place – Problem

5 – Division 2

Lily Cran, Ian Fickes,

Tally Fiengold, Ashley

Keim, Yunru Wang

Third place – Problem 4

– Division 2

Kaito Gundry, Jeremiah

Lam, Freddy Richards,

Henry Thomas

Aidan Cran (left), qualified for the Illinois state national

Geography Bee, with Bridget Seymour, who was runner

up at the Lake Bluff competition. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Lake Bluff Middle School

student qualifies for state

level National Geography Bee

Submitted by Lake Bluff

Middle School

Lake Bluff Middle

School eighth grade student

Aidan Cran has qualified

for the Illinois state

level of the national Geography

Bee, one of only

100 students in Illinois to

qualify. Cran was selected

after he won the LBMS

GeoBee in January.

“To my knowledge, this

is the first time that a Lake

Bluff student has qualified

to go on to the state

competition,” said Nathan

Blackmer. LBMS Principal.

“We are extremely

proud and impressed by

Aidan’s geography knowledge,

and he is an outstanding

representative of

our school.”

Each year thousands of

schools in the United States

participate in the National

Geographic Bee using materials

prepared by the National

Geographic Society.

This entertaining and challenging

contest is designed

to encourage teachers to

include geography in their

classrooms, spark student

interest in the subject, and

increase public awareness

about geography. Schools

with students in grades

four through eight are eligible

for this entertaining

and challenging test of

geographic knowledge.

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Lake Bluff Elementary District 65 posted

this photo on March 15. Lake Bluff Elementary

District 65 posted this photo to congratulate

the eighth grade volleyball team on

placing third in the conference tournament.

Check out Lake Forest Country Day School

“We are so proud of Scott Baeseman, Chair

of LFCDS’ Fine Arts Dept., music teacher &

choral director. 2017 Golden Apple winner!

Congrats!” @LFCountryDay.

On March 17 Lake Forest Country Day

School, tweeted about Scott Baeseman

being a winner of the Golden Apple Award.

An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The Village of Lake Bluff extended

the advisory review period for the

demolition of a home, Page 4

From the Editor

Looking younger isn’t always a positive

Alyssa Groh


Women are

always flattered

when they are

told they look younger

than they really are, but

when you are commonly

mistaken for being much

younger than you are, it

can get annoying. Weekly,

people mistake me for

being much younger than

I am and most of the time

I laugh it off and don’t

mind. But, there are definitely

times I do not want

to be seen as younger than

I am.

As a 5-foot barely

1-inch tall, 23-year-old

woman, I frequently

get asked how old I am,

followed by shock that I

have graduated college

and have a full-time job.

Since working for The

Lake Forest Leader, I

have been mistaken as a

Letters to the Editor

Support the Caucus

The main issue of the

contested Lake Forest high

school District 115 election

is clear and simple to

understand. Either voters

trust the time-tested process

of the Caucus system,

which serves Lake Forest

and Lake Bluff exceptionally

well, or voters allow a

block of anti-Caucus candidates

to take over the

high school student more

times than I can count.

Almost every time I

am covering an event at

Lake Forest High School,

I get asked for directions

around school, what grade

I am in and many other

questions implying I am

a high school student. I

always just laugh it off

and kindly tell them I do

not go to the school and I

am covering an event for

the paper.

Growing up, I have

always been mistaken

for being younger than I

am and I never minded it

until recently, when it has

become a common occurrence.

Since I turned 21 and

finally was able to go to

the bars, there have been

more times than I can

count that I have been

asked for a second form

of identification because

bouncers and waiters

didn’t believe I was legal

to drink.

This past week, I was

out to lunch at Jersey

Mike’s with a co-worker

and a high school boy

came up to me and asked

me to go to prom with

him. This one really hit

me. I laughed and told

board and impose its agenda.

While any individual

has the right to challenge

Caucus candidates, voters

also have the duty to recognize

the inherent danger of

a group of people banding

together as “teammates”

to create a board majority.

The Caucus spends considerable

effort seeking

independent thinkers for

boards and commissions.

him I was too old and

when he wanted to know

how old I was, I told him

I was already out of college,

to which he told me

I looked like a sophomore

in high school.

Ouch. That one really


Women who are older

than me always tell me

that I will enjoy being

mistaken for being

younger than I am when

I am older because it will

be a compliment. But at

this point in my life, I am

ready to be seen for how

old I am.

I have worked hard to

establish myself as an independent,

hard working

woman. Being constantly

referred to as 10 years

younger than I really am

is a bit of a punch in the


I understand my height

and young looking face

does not help my circumstances,

but I look forward

to the day I am taken seriously

and am seen as how

old I really am.

Being young isn’t a bad

thing, don’t get me wrong.

Some days, I wish I could

go back to high school,

when life wasn’t filled

with working every day

Voters must be wary of undermining

that process. All

other issues in this election

are secondary. Visit Right-

TrackLFHS.com for facts

and vote for Caucus District

115 candidates Tom

Nemickas, Sally Davis,

Ted Moorman, and Dave

Lane on April 4.

Don Pierson,

Lake Forest

and paying the bills.

But I have worked hard to

be where I am and I would

like to be seen as an adult.

So here is a shout-out to

everyone who is short and

commonly mistaken for

being younger than you

are. The struggle of wanting

to look young but still

be a mature adult is real.

Next time you get mistaken

for a different age

than you are, just remember:

I am still being asked

to high school prom and

feel your pain.

The Lake Forest


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In Memoriam

Caroline L. Buzard

Caroline L. Buzard, 89, of Lake Forest

passed away March 2. She was the loving

wife of James A., who remembers there first

date 71 years ago and they were happily

married for 65 years. She was the mother of

Catherine (Michael) Sazdanoff and James

(Alisa Braithwaite) Buzard. Grandmother

of Elizabeth and Matthew Sazdanoff and

Nathaniel and Camilla Buzard.

Visitation 9:00 AM until the 10:00 AM

Funeral Mass on Monday March 6, 2017

at St. Patrick’s Church, 950 West Everett

Road, Lake Forest IL. In lieu of flowers,

contributions may be made to, Most

Blessed Trinity Academy Tuition Fund,

510 Grand Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085.

Info: Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest

(847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com.

Randall M. Anderson

Randall M. Anderson, 60, of Lake Forest,

died unexpectedly on March 12 at

home. Randall was born Jan. 11, 1957 in

Lake Forest.

Randall enjoyed classic cars, movies,

antique toy shows and local history of different

towns. But most of all he loved his

family. He was a hard working man and

was employed at Kiwi Coders Corporation

for 39 years. Randall was a very caring

man towards his entire family.

He is survived by his loving sister Darlene

Cavener, his niece Jenny (Eric) Hall

and nephews Jason Klemm, Jeremiah Klemm

and Sam Cavener. He was preceded

in death by his parents Mildred and Marton

and his sister Patricia Klemm and his

canine companion Max.

Trudy L. Calef

Trudy L. Calef (nee Stromquist) 65, of

Lake Forest and formerly of Lincolnshire,

died on March 1. She was the beloved wife

of Marshall, the cherished mother of Katie

and Chris (Julie), the loving grandmother

of Elodie and Grace Calef, The treasured

sister of Claudia (John) Boscoe and Lori

(Tony) Patricelli, the devoted daughter of

the late Leland and Marie Stromquist (nee

Swakow), the dear daughter-in-law to

Helen Roberts and sister-in-law of Lucy

(Jerry) Ellis. She was an adored aunt,

cousin, and friend to many.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions

may be made to the Riverside Foundation,

14588 Hwy. 22, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 or

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit.

Don S. Dadas

Don S. Dadas, 86, of Barrington and formerly

of Chicago and Lake Forest, passed

away March 13. He was born Aug. 18,

1930 to the late William and Bessie Dadas.

Don attended Koraes Greek School,

Lindbloom Technical High School, and

graduated from Depaul University.

His love of music and the arts began at a

very young age and he trained as a concert

pianist with Arthur Rubenstein and conductor

Dimitri Metropoulos among others

before electing to pursue a business career

in deference to a concert career. His storied

career included Directors and Vice-Presidents

posts in Advertising, Marketing and

Public Relations with Rand McNally, Scott

Foresman, Follet Publishing and Harcourt,

Brace & Jovannavich where he received

many industry accolades and awards for

the application of his innovative and insightful

approach. In addition to positions

with GM Laboratories, Link Belt and Inland

Steel, Mr. Dadas also served as the

CEO of North Shore School of Business.

Dons life-long devotional association

with many of Chicago’s art organizations

as opera and symphony manager and

board member, led to many friendships

with world famous artists. For many years

he and his wife Demmi were the hosts of

Salon concerts for young and internationally

recognized artists in their Lake Forest

and Chicago homes. He was always willing

to give freely of his time and talents

to help others, often taking on seemingly

lost causes with his boundless energy and

infectious enthusiasm leading to his being

labeled an “arts dynamo”.

Through the years, Don lent his expertise

to many charitable endeavours, and held

numerous chairmanships of various Fine

Arts Societies in the Chicago area including

Friends of the Chicago Public Library,

Touchstone Theater, The Illinois Council

of Orchestras, Chicago Opera Theater, The

Chicago Fine Arts Society, The Eclecteon

Fine Arts Society of Chicago, Lake Forest

Symphony Orchestra, and The Lake Forest

Fine Arts Alliance, among others.

In addition to his loving and devoted

wife of 56 years Demmi, Don is survived

by his children Dennis Dadas and Denise

Clarke; his grandchildren, Kristin, Morgan

and Ryan Clarke his nephews Vance and

James Economy, and nieces Kim Stuart

and Dyan Garris. He was preceded in death

by his parents, and sister Helen Economy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be

made in his name to WTTW Chicago.

Have someone’s life you’d like to honor?

Email Editor Alyssa Groh at alyssa@lakeforestleader.com

with information about a loved

one who was part of the Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff communities.

Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church (680 W.

Deerpath Road, Lake Forest)

Holy Week

Come join the congregation

during Holy

Week, from April 9-16,

the most important week

of the church calendar

year. Reverend James

Buckman will preach a

special sermon, daily,

sharing each day of this

week in the life of Jesus;

beginning with Jesus’ triumphal

procession into

Jerusalem and ending

with His resurrection and

appearances to the Disciples.

Grow in your walk

with Jesus with us. Weekday

services are 10 a.m.

and 7:15 p.m. Weekend

services are Saturday at 5

p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m.

and 10:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society (Gorton

Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake


Testimony Meeting

Come to Gorton Center

the first Wednesday of each

month beginning March 1,

at 7:30 p.m. There will be

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. Then

participants share their

own healings and inspiration.

For more information,

call (847) 234-0820

or email cssocietylakeforest@gmail.com.

Grace United Methodist Church (244

East Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Lake Bluff Women’s Club

The club meets at Grace

United from 12-2 p.m.

every second Tuesday of

the month. Membership

is open to all ladies in the

community. For membership

information, contact

Donna Beer at (847) 295-


Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 42 will

meet in Fellowship Hall

from 7-9 p.m. Monday


Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest)

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the

Church of St. Mary offers

Eucharistic Adoration following

the 8 a.m. Mass. A

rosary will be prayed each

week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at

7 p.m.

Union Church of Lake Bluff (525 E.

Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff)

Live Wires

Live Wires is the Union

Church youth group for

fourth- through sixthgraders.

The group meets

on Wednesdays in Fellowship

Hall at the church

from 4 to 5 p.m. for lively

discussion and fun activities.

The Church of the Holy Spirit (400 E.

Westminster Road, Lake Forest)

Making Disciples

Join the church on

Wednesdays at 10:30

a.m. in the parish library

as we deepen our understanding

of the themes

presented in scripture.

This is a year-long journey

that will be done over

34 weeks. Student guides

are now available in Missions

Possible bookstore

at a 15 percent discount.

Come to Eucharist at

9:30, and then grab a cup

of coffee in the kitchen on

your way to the library.

Welcome Cafe

On Sundays between

the 9 and 11 a.m. service,

you are invited to

the “Welcome Café” in

the Parish Hall. All are

welcome: newcomers and

long-timers, young and

the young at heart, rich,

poor and in-between. The

Welcome Café is a safe

space to connect with old

friends and make new

ones, and where we can

share our stories.

The Brotherhood of St.


The “Old Dogs” are retired

men who meet for

reading and frank conversation

at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays in the Armour

Room. Recognizing

a personal spiritual need,

the participants study and

share their opinions, questions

and fears about their

own lives. For more information,

visit www.chslf.


Men’s Bible Breakfast

Men in the parish meet

at 6:15 a.m. every Thursday

for relaxed Bible

study and fellowship. For

more information, visit


Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

The Bridge Young Adults


Every Wednesday from

7-9 p.m. If you think

you’re a young adult, you

are welcome to join. Contact


gmail.com for more information.

Bible Blast

Sunday evenings, 5-6

p.m. Bible Blast is a family

program for children

4 years old through fifth

grade. Guide your child’s

spiritual growth and biblical

literacy to a new

level through Bible Blast.

There is a one-time registration

fee of $45. Free

childcare is provided for

3 years old and younger.

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Quick Bites

Lighter jackets, lighter fare

Editorial selections

for exclusivelyspring



Chicagoland may have

gotten hit last week with

last-minute winter weather

following an unseasonable

snow drought, but

believe it or not, this past

Monday was the official

first day of spring.

As the mercury will

slowly begin creeping its

way up, creating more

comfortable outdoor temperatures

for long neighborhood

walks and sunnier

days, spring also comes

with many other positive

benefits, including holidays

and fresh, seasonal

food specialties.

Whether celebrating

Easter or Passover, savoring

the tastes of peak season

fruits and vegetables

or just trying to “spring

clean” your diet, there are

plenty of restaurants in

the North Shore ready to

welcome you with open

arms and delicious menu

items to put a healthy and

happy spring in your step.

Salmon with garlic spinach

— R & V Italian Market

and Deli, Lake Forest

Looking for food that is

quick, light and refreshing

to help you get into

the mood for the warmer

spring weather that is

upon us? Look no further

than R & V Italian Market

and Deli, which offers a

variety of foods perfect

for spring diets, busy lifestyles

and families.

R & V Italian Market

and Deli offers salmon

with garlic spinach paired

with pasta or a side salad

for $9.95.

The salmon is marinated

in shalabee garlic and

herbs and then baked with

fresh spinach, garlic and

oil. Guests can pair it with

their choice of any pasta

prepared that day or a side


The salmon is tender,

light and refreshing and

filled with flavors of lemon

and garlic.

Laurie Bianchi, the deli

manager, said this is the

perfect spring dish.

“It is light and very flavorful,”

Bianchi said. “Its

really good, cheap and


Among the salmon with

garlic spinach at R & V

Italian Deli they also offer

specials for those participating

in Lent or Passover.

There are a variety of specials

served daily and fish

and chips and New England

clam chowder served

on Fridays.

R&V Italian Market

and Deli, 13801 Laurel

Drive, is open 9 a.m.-5

p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information,

call (847) 816-6468 or

visit www.randvdeli.com.

Story by Alyssa Groh, Editor

Grilled Organic Salmon —

House 406, Northbrook

House 406 is doing

some spring cleaning with

its new menu.

The restaurant that

prides itself on spicing

it up each new season is

leaving the heavy, winter

dishes behind and introducing

a wealth of fresh

and organic spring-thriving


One of their new dishes

that highlights both the

produce of the season, as

well as serving as a acceptable

dish for the Lenten

period, is the grilled

organic salmon ($28) The

grilled salmon is served

over a heap of the springgrown

vegetables, including

grilled artichokes,

leeks and fennel, as well

as cherry tomatoes, all

covered with a healthy

balance of red wine vinaigrette

and lemon-cream

sauce and topped with a

lemon. The vinaigrette

aids the bright and fresh

taste of the vegetables

that is substantial enough

to be filling without being

too heavy.

The shop also sells a

grilled white fish ($21)

with watercress, asparagus,

blood oranges, jicama,

cilantro, lime-vinaigrette

and a lemon-cream

sauce, as well as a burrata

cheese salad ($12) with

shaved sugar snap peas,

blood oranges, bread

crumbs, pistachios and

pistachio vinaigrette.

House 406, 1143 ½

Church St., is open 11

a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-

Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday

and 5-10

p.m. Friday-Saturday.

For more information,

call (847) 719-0200 or

visit www.house406restaurant.com.

Story by Sarah Haider, Assistant


The salmon with garlic spinach ($9.95) is a light and refreshing item served at R & V

Italian Market and Deli in Lake Forest. Alyssa Groh/22nd Century Media


Risotto allo Champagne e

Fragole — Convito Cafe

& Market, Wilmette

It was a trip to Italy that

inspired a popular spring

dish at Wilmette’s Convito

Cafe & Market.

“We found it at a restaurant

in Sardinia that featured

seasonal ingredients

cooked in an imaginative

way,” said Candace Warner,

owner of Convito, of

Risotto allo Champagne e

Fragole. “My partner and

mother (Nancy Brussat)

has a blog (https://nancybrussat.wordpress.com)

on her Italian journeys

and this was in it.”

Risotto allo Champagne

e Fragole ($14) is a rich,

creamy dish which not

only includes the classic

risotto ingredients but

strawberries, champagne,

basil, cream and Parmesan.

“It’s somewhat of a

nouvelle cuisine type

dish,” Warner said. “It’s

somewhat sweet, but the

addition of Parmesan neutralizes

the sugar of the

fruit and adds a savory


Warner adds that what

makes a spring-themed

dish stand out is freshness.

“When new products

arrive like strawberries

and asparagus in the

spring they bring with

them the anticipation of

all the wonderful products

to come,” Warner said.

Convito will be busy in

April with Easter brunch

and dinner served on April

16 and a spring wine tasting

on April 27. For more

information, visit www.



Convito Cafe & Market,

1515 Sheridan Road,

is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, Sunday,

and 10 a.m.-10 p.m.


Story by Eric DeGrechie,

Managing Editor

Chipotle black bean burger

— The Curragh Irish Pub,


Spring is in the air. And

spring vegetables are in

the ground.

While The Curragh

offers plenty of hearty

winter dishes — from

Irish stews to Guinness

cheese soup — its menu

also boasts several light

options for the warmer


But let’s skip the soups

and salads. If you order

anything other than the

chipotle black bean burger

($11), you’re doing it


The homemade sandwich

comes with quinoa,

black beans, corn, peppers,

spices, roasted red

pepper, aioli, Chihuahua

cheese, tomato and lettuce

on an onion bun.

Before I took my first

bite, Assistant Editor

Sarah Haider said it’s her

favorite “veggie” burger

in town. And I couldn’t

agree more.

The blend of spices

make this an ideal Friday

dish for anyone observing

Lent, but I’d suggest the

dish Saturday-Thursday

as well. Add a plate of

French fries, which come

at no additional cost, and

you’ve got yourself a


The Curragh, located

at 1800 Tower Drive, is

open 11-1 a.m. on Monday-Friday,

11-2 a.m. on

Saturday, and 10-1 a.m.

on Sunday.

Story by Chris Pullam, Contributing


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Girls Soccer

Scouts seek seventh straight regional title, state run

Derek Wolff, Sports Editor

2017 Scouts girls

soccer roster

• Sophia Divagno FR GK

• Ainsley Allen SO GK

• Cassidy Shaul JR GK

• Alyssa Marquis FR MF

• Ella Marquardt FR D

• Nicole Duocette FR D

• Priscilla Levy SO MF

• Elena Walker SR F

• Kate Reinhardt SO F

• Christina Gregg JR D

• Delaney Williams SR MF

• Mary Gregg JR MF

• Maggie Mick SO D

• Dimi Schweitzer JR MF

• Morgan Asmussen SR D

• Allison Weber JR MF

• Leland Keller SO D

• Quinn Sokol SO D

• Ingrid Falls FR MF

• Julia Loeger FR MF

• Kylie Murray FR MF

• Gwen Walker JR F

• Sarah Bires FR MF

• Hannah Bell SR D

2017 Scouts regular

season schedule

• April 6 - vs. St. Viator

(West Campus), 4:30


• April 8 - at PepsiCo

Showdown, TBD

• April 13 - at PepsiCo

Showdown, TBD

• April 15 - at PepsiCo

A deceptive 11-10-1 regular

season record in 2016

may have had some teams

counting the Lake Forest

girls soccer team out heading

into the playoffs. That

was a foolish mistake.

The Scouts captured

their sixth straight regional

championship before ultimately

falling to state

runner-up Deerfield, 3-1,

in a sectional final.

A season later, Lake

Forest returns plenty of

depth at key positions and

has a lofty set of goals that

coach Ty Stuckslager believed

they could achieve

in a question and answer

session with The Leader.

“We would love to win

our seventh regional in a

row, another Northern Suburban

Conference crown

and get to state,” Stuckslager

said. “But most importantly

we would love to

have a team that exemplifies

hard work, sportsmanship,

and fun.”

Last year’s most valuable

player, Delaney Williams,

returns this year a

Showdown, TBD

• April 18 - at Stevenson,

6:30 p.m.

• April 20 - at Warren,

6:15 p.m.

• April 25 - vs. Libertyville,

6:15 p.m.

• April 27 - at Lake Zurich,

6:15 p.m.

• April 29 - at Lake Forest

Academy, 10 a.m.

• May 2 - vs. Zion-Benton,

6:15 p.m.

• May 4 - at Mundelein,

6:15 p.m.

• May 6 - vs. New Trier, 11


• May 8 - vs. Waukegan,

6:15 p.m.

senior midfielder who solidifies

the team on both

sides of the ball. Williams

had eight goals and eight

assists in 2016.

Senior captain Gwen Walker returns as part of a

talented backfield that is looking to help the Scouts

capture a seventh consecutive regional championship.

22nd Century Media File Photo

“(Williams) has developed

as an attacker and

now has confidence and an

extremely deadly accurate

shot,” Stuckslager said.

In the defensive third the

Scouts will be well-served,

despite losing four of their

five starting defenders.

They return senior captains

Gwen Walker and Hannah

Bell. whose leadership

should help the Scouts solidify

the back line.

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This Week

In and


Scouts Varsity


Girls Badminton

■March ■ 23 - at Zion-

Benton, 4:30 p.m.

■ ■April 5 - at Maine East,

4:30 p.m.

■ ■April 6 -vs. Waukegan

(East Campus), 4:30 p.m.


■March ■ 26 - vs. Anthony

Wayne at Ripken Experience

Fields (Myrtle Beach, S.C.),

6 p.m.

■March ■ 27 - vs. Westerville

Central at Ripken

Experience Fields, 3 p.m.

■ ■April 3 - at Stevenson,

4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 4 - vs. Stevenson

(West Campus), 4:30 p.m.

■ ■April 5 - vs. Stevenson,

4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 6 - at Niles West,

4:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse

■March ■ 23 - vs. Grayslake

Central, 6 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse

■March ■ 23 - at Montini, 5



■ ■April 3 - at Stevenson,

4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 4 - at Warren

(Almond Campus), 4:30


■ ■April 6 - vs. Wheeling

(West Campus), 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

■ ■April 6 - vs. St. Viator

(West Campus), 4:45 p.m.

Boys Track and Field

■March ■ 23 - at Batavia,

4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 4 - at Lake Zurich,

4:30 p.m.

Girls Track and Field

■ ■vs. Zion-Benton (East

Campus), 4:30 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

■ ■April 5 - at Stevenson, 6


Girls Water Polo

■ ■April 4 - vs. Warren (East

Campus), 6 p.m.

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Elaina Tswarhas

How long have you

been playing lacrosse

and how did you get

started with it?

I’ve been playing since I

was in about fourth grade.

One of my best friends

kind of got me into it, then

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but I stuck with it.

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What’s the most

challenging aspect of

playing attack?

My mom always jokes

that I’m a little vertically

challenged since

I’m 5-foot-1 so making

myself a presence on the

field so it’s definitely

trying to use my height to

my advantage.

What’s one sport that

you’ve never tried

that you think might

be cool to play?

I feel like skiing or snowboarding,


skiing would be cool. I

was in the Snowflake Ski

Club for a little while but I

wasn’t too good at that.

If you were given the

opportunity to go and

you knew you couldn’t

come back, would you

choose to travel to


No, I’m terrified of aliens.

It’s a really big fear of

mine and I wouldn’t want

to run into any aliens in

case they’re out there.

Do you have a

favorite place to eat in

Lake Forest, Lake Bluff

or around the North


My friends and I are always

going to Foodstuffs.

The salad bar there is

very good.

Who is your favorite

professional sports


My family is always rooting

for the Cubs. We go

to a fair amount of games

and were trying to go to

the game (last Friday).

What’s one thing

about you that most

people wouldn’t


I’m a huge morning

person and am up at

like 6:30 a.m. even on

the weekends.

If you could have any

22nd century media file photo

superpower, what

would it be?

Maybe time travel. I’d

probably go see what the

future looks like.

What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

ever received?

My coach has a lot of really

good advice. Probably

just having confidence on

the field and having that

in your everyday life since

that will help you in the

field as well.

What’s the best part

of being an athlete at


There’s a lot of really

nice traditions at LFHS

like playing on the front

lawn. The camaraderie of

being with my teammates

and always having a good

cheering section made

it special.

Interview by Sports Editor

Derek Wolff

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North Shore special athletes to benefit from tennis tournament

Submitted by NSSRA

The Northern Suburban

Special Recreation Association

(NSSRA) announced

on March 7 that it was

selected as the charitable

recipient for the Nielsen

USTA Pro Tennis Championship

July 10-15 held in


The $100,000 men’s

challenger tournament attracts

some of the finest

tennis players in the world

and draws international attention.

Net proceeds benefit

NSSRA, and in the last

10 years the tournament

has donated over $150,000

for programs and services

benefiting people with disabilities.

Founded in 1970, NS-

SRA serves over 1,500

children, teens and adults

with disabilities. It is an

extension of 10 park districts,

two cities and one

village in the northern

suburbs of Chicago. This

partnership includes the

Park Districts of Deerfield,

Glencoe, Glenview,

Highland Park,

Kenilworth, Lake Bluff,

Northbrook, Northfield,

Wilmette and Winnetka;

the Cities of Highwood

and Lake Forest; and the

Village of Riverwoods.

In addition to its Special

Olympics Gator Tennis

program, NSSRA has

nearly 600 recreation,

sport, cultural, social, and

leisure offerings available

during the day, after

school, in the evenings

and on weekends, creating

new experiences, opportunities

for leisure time,

skill development and

perhaps most importantly,

friendship. NSSRA’s

Gator Athletics/Special

Olympics programs span

11 sports with nearly 100


“Having been involved

with the Nielsen Pro

Championship for the past

30 years, I am continually

amazed at how the

tournament has grown to

become such a preeminent

USTA event attracting

the world’s best tennis

players right here in our

own backyard,” said Liza

McElroy, executive director

of the Park District of

Highland Park and board

member for NSSRA.

NSSRA Executive Director

Craig Culp said that

he was grateful for the

association to be chosen

once more.

“The participants, families

and staff of NSSRA

are so thankful for the

generosity of the Nielsen/

USTA tournament,” Culp

said. He continued, “It’s

an honor to once again be

chosen as the charitable

beneficiary, and our partnership

makes a significant

NSSRA Gator Athlete Stefan Xidas of Wilmette with

NSSRA Staff Daniel Freres of Winnetka prior to last year’s

tennis exhibition on July 7, 2016 at the Nielsen USTA Pro

Tennis Championship in Winnetka. Photo Submitted

impact on the lives of our

participants and their families

year after year.”

Qualifying matches will

begin on July 8, while qualifier

finals are on July 10.

All matches will be held

outdoors at the A.C. Nielsen

Tennis Center (530 Hibbard

Road. Winnetka). For more

information or tickets, visit


36 | March 23, 2017 | The lake highland forest park leader landMark sports



This is 22nd Century Media’s All-Area team: Team 22. Thanks to help from

area coaches and the eyes of 22nd Century Media staff, the best players

were selected from six high schools — New Trier (NT), Loyola Academy (LA),

Glenbrook North (GBN), Glenbrook South (GBS), Highland Park (HP) and Lake

Forest (LF) — in our coverage area.


Ziv Tal — HP junior

• 17 ppg, 3 rpg, 2 apg; The Highland Park

offense ran through Tal in a season where

he scored 477 points, 10th highest all-time

by a Giant and the most ever by a junior.

He shot 35 percent from 3-point range,

74 percent from the charity stripe and

was both a CSL All-Conference selection

and a Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament All-

Tournament selection.


Kellen Witherell, GBN junior

• 13.3 ppg, 5 rpg, 0.9 bpg; The talented

6-foot-5 big man led the Spartans in

scoring during the season and was clutch

from the free throw line, converting 79

percent of the time. He knocked down 54

3-pointers as well, proving his game wasn’t

limited to just the paint.

Ramar Evans — LA senior

•14 ppg, 7 rpg, 4 apg; The Maryville

University commit did everything for

the Ramblers this season, earning an

All-League spot in the Chicago Catholic

League. He was also the MVP of the

Gulfshore Holiday Hoopfest in Naples, Fla.

Julian DeGuzman, LA senior

• 9 ppg, 5 rpg; DeGuzman solidified

the Ramblers defense while averaging

five rebounds per game. The senior was

chosen as an All-Conference member in

the Chicago Catholic League.

First team

Matt Giannakopoulos — GBS senior

• 18 ppg, 5 rpg; The senior captain shot

40 percent from downtown this season

and averaged an impressive 18 points

per game. He was an All-Tournament

selection at the Buffalo Grove Thanksgiving


Honorable mentions:

Daniel Michelon

HP junior G

connor hanecaMp

LF senior G

aaron peltz

NT senior G

ciaran BrayBoy

NT sophomore F

anDrew KirKpatricK

NT junior G

toMMy Gertner

GBN senior G

second team


Kevin Cunningham — LA junior

• 10 ppg, 3 rpg, 3 apg; The junior

guard was recently named a captain

for the 2017-18 season after a strong

2016-17 showing that saw him knock

down 71 3-pointers. He was a Chicago

Catholic League All-Conference

selection, as well as All-Tournament at

the Gulfshore Holiday Hoopfest.

Justin McMahon — LF senior

• 12.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.1 apg;

McMahon was a reliable shooter

from outside for the Scouts this

season, converting 41 percent of his

3-pointers. He was good 73 percent

of the time from the free-throw line on

126 attempts.

James Karis — GBN senior

• 12.9 ppg, 3.7 apg, 3.5 rpg; Karis

was the go-to guy all year late in

possessions for the Spartans and

was effective getting to the hoop and

drawing fouls, converting 72 percent

of 151 attempts from the free-throw



Brian Stickler, LF senior

• 8.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.6 bpg; Stickler

capped off his career at LFHS as the

go-to guy in the low post all season

long. The senior shot 64 percent from

the free-throw line and had 16 blocks

on the season.

Jack Zeidler, HP senior

• 8.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.6 apg; Zeidler

gave the Giants a man in the middle

and often was the source of energy

for Highland Park this season. The

CSL All-Conference selection shot 77

percent from the free-throw line.

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This is 22nd Century Media’s All-Area team: Team 22. Thanks to help from

area coaches and the eyes of 22nd Century Media staff, the best players

were selected from seven high schools — New Trier (NT), Loyola Academy (LA),

Glenbrook North (GBN), Glenbrook South (GBS), Highland Park (HP), Lake

Forest (LF), North Shore Country Day (NSCD) and Regina Dominican (RD) — in

our coverage area.

First team

second team


Carie Weinman — GBS senior

• 21.7 ppg, 6 rpg, 4.6 spg, 2.3 apg; A

three-time All-Conference player headed

to the University of Denver, Weinman was

named the CSL Player of the Year, to the AP

Class 4A All-State Second Team, IBCA Class

3A-4A All-State Second Team and finished

as the school’s career steals leader and

third in career points with 1,433.


Lilly Wehman — LA junior

• 7 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 4 bpg, 39.8% 2-point

FGs; Wehman overcame a knee injury that

kept her out all of last season to finish

third on the team in scoring and second

in rebounding, earning honorable mention

All-State honors along the way.

Julia Martinez — LA sophomore

• 10.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 6.7 apg, 4.3 spg;

Martinez, with an honorable mention

All-State honor, was the obvious leader for

the Ramblers. Leading the team in all four

aforementioned categories, she showed

poise normally seen by upperclassmen.

Maeve Summerville — LF junior

• 9.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.2 bpg; The

All-Conference player set the school career

record in rebounds with 769.

Sydney Ignoffo — HP sophomore

• 13 ppg, 2 apg, 2 spg; The sophomore,

who was named to the CSL All-Conference

Team, will be a key piece for the Giants

next season.

Honorable mentions:

Callie Pekosh

GBS senior G

lizzy shaw

GBS junior G

Maggie MurdoCk

NT junior G

kristie kalis

NT senior G

kelly FrenCh

RD junior G

lauren kaPlinsky

NSCDS senior G

Clare nelson

LA senior F

Madison kane

LA senior G


Delaney Williams — LF senior

• 8.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.7 spg,

3.2 apg; The three-time All-

Conference selection finished her

career as the school’s all-time

leader in both steals and assists

after helping lead the Scouts to a

regional title.

Cate Murdock — NT junior

• 10.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.3

apg, 56.2 FG%; Murdock, an

honorable mention All-State

selection, will team up with sister

Maggie to lead an experienced

NT squad that returns 11 players

next season.

Halle Douglass — LF freshman

• 8.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.5 spg, 3.85

apg; The freshman had quite

the high school debut and looks

to be a player to watch out for

throughout the next three years.


Addie Budnik — HP freshman

• 12 ppg, 8 rpg, 2 bpg; The

Central Suburban League North

All-Conference selection will team

with Ignoffo to lead a talented HP

squad for the next two years.

Morgan Paull — GBN junior

• 12 ppg, 8 rpg; The Central

Suburban League All-Conference

selection made quite the varsity

debut this season.

38 | March 23, 2017 | The lake forest leader sports


Local couple wins national paddle tennis tournament

Derek Wolff, Sports Editor

Becoming a national

champion in any sport is

hard work.

Doing it when you’re six

and a half months pregnant?

That’s something

else entirely.

Adam Morgan, 33, the

director of racquet sports

at The Lake Forest Club

and Alison Morgan, 32, a

tennis teaching professional

at The Birchwood Club

in Highland Park, won

the 2017 American Platform

Tennis Association

(ATPA) Husband/Wife

Nationals in Huntington,

N.Y., in late February. Alison

is pregnant with the

couple’s first child.

The Morgan’s became

back-to-back champions

with the win after capturing

their first title in 2016

in Cincinnati.

Repeating was always

going to be a difficult task,

especially with a baby on

board. But convincing

Adam that things would be

fine was initially tougher

when the couple began

their season in October.

“I had to convince him

to let us play,” Alison said,

laughing. “I’ve been very

lucky and felt good all

season playing in all these

tournaments. He was more

hesitant about it than I was.”

The platform tennis --better

known as paddle tennis--

season runs from October to

March, where its top players

attend five grand prix events

throughout the season, as

well as a number of smaller

tournaments, all leading up

to nationals.

While the game has

taken off all over the country,

Illinois still has some

growing to do in order to

reach the heights of popularity

paddle tennis enjoys

on the East Coast. Chicago,

Cincinnati, Fairfield,

Conn., Boston and Short

Adam Morgan prepares to hit a forehand slice during a

game of paddle tennis.

Hills, N.J. served as grand

prix sites this season.

“I knew it was going to

be a little different playing

out east because there’s

stronger teams and it was

going to be more of a challenge

but I was thrilled

that we could win while I

was six and a half months

pregnant because I’m not

the same player I was last

year,” Alison said. “It was

good, it was exciting.”

Adam, originally from

Barrington, picked up tennis

at 4 years old thanks

to the influence of his father

and grandfather, who

ran the South Barrington

Club’s tennis program.

He continued the game in

college at Gustavus Adolphus

College in St. Peter,

Minn., before turning pro

and playing two years on

the Futures Tour, playing

matches throughout the

U.S., in the U.K. and in

Australia, where he won

the Kia Amateur Australian


But after running out of

funds he moved back to

the area and began coaching

tennis, picking up paddle

tennis seven years ago.

“It’s definitely an easier

sport to play, paddle is, because

it’s a quarter of the

size,” Adam said. “There’s

not as much movement involved

and that’s why it’s

kind of exploded in this

area and in other areas because

it’s an easier game to

play. If you haven’t played

tennis, it’s a lot easier to

pick up and you can get in

there and play right away,

versus tennis where the

technique is more important.

It’s more of a social


Paddle tennis is played

on a court about a third of

the size of a normal tennis

court and surrounded by a

chicken wire fence. Players

are allowed to play the

ball--which adapts to the

climate and temperature

outside--off the fence on a

first bounce. General tennis

rules prevail for the most

part throughout a match.

Alison grew up in Kalamazoo,

Mich., before

continuing her career at

Grand Valley State University

on the state’s west

side. She began playing

paddle tennis five and a

half years ago, shortly after

meeting Adam.

The couple have been

together for a little more

than five and a half years

Adam and Alison Morgan take a break during a friendly game of paddle tennis at The

Lake Forest Club. Photos by Derek Wolff/22nd Century Media

and got married three and

a half years ago.

They began competing

on the national circuit of

the APTA in 2014, where

they finished as runners-up

at nationals. They bowed

out in the semis the following

year, but 2016 was

finally their time to shine.

Both Morgans benefitted

from their tennis backgrounds,

but the challenge

of the pregnancy enhanced

Alison’s paddle tennis

skills by forcing her to

play differently, she said.

“Having a tennis background

definitely helps

your paddle tennis skills

but there’s way more patience

and discipline involved

in paddle,” Alison

said. “You can’t always be

as aggressive as you want

like in tennis. For me, it

was just learning to calm

down because I like to be

fast and I think I got even

better at that this year because

with being pregnant.

“I had to be a lot stronger

with my decisions because I

couldn’t rely on my speed.

I had to be more patient

and wait for the right one.

It was interesting to play a

season like this and develop

my game in a different way,

which I think will definitely

help me next year.”

The fence around a

paddle court forces top

teams to adapt away from

conventional tennis strategies

like hitting powerful

winners that cannot be returned.

Adam said the key

to their success has been

mastering the mental aspects

of the game while

slicing more and minimizing


“It’s almost like chess,”

Adam said. “You have to

play smarter, you have to

play the right shots at the

right time. You have to

play the percentages just to

limit the amount of times

you miss because that’s

basically what it is, you

just have to find ways to

make the other team miss

while you don’t.”

Alison has been playing

tennis year-round between

an indoor tennis

league, paddle tennis and

outdoor tennis from April

through August. When she

discovered she was pregnant,

she asked around for

a consensus on how long

she could play. Instead of

becoming a liability for

her, paddle tennis became

an outlet.

“My main goal was to

make it through the season

without getting hurt and I

was very fortunate,” Alison

said. “I felt really good

the whole time. I actually

felt better moving around

and playing than I did sitting

down. It was a blessing

because I know some

of my friends have just

stopped (playing) right


Paddle tennis is growing

in the area and the

Chicago Platform Tennis

League (CPTL) is now the

largest in the country, with

more than 5,000 players

on the men’s side across

32 series, each one made

up of 10 to 12 teams, with

each team comprised of

12 or so players. On the

women’s side, there are

16 series.

The Lake Forest Club

fields nine men’s teams

and eight women’s teams

within the CPTL. In the

husband/wife division, the

Morgan’s are not only the

class of Illinois but also

that of the Midwest.

They fully plan on being

back next year to defend

their title. Only this time,

they’ll have a new No. 1

fan cheering them on.

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Words from Wolff

Local haunts to take in the Madness

22nd century media file


Three sports to

watch this week

1. Baseball (ABOVE).

The Scouts open

their season in

style with a road

trip to Myrtle

Beach, S.C.,

where they’ll take

on a number of

foes, including

Anthony Wayne on

Saturday, March

26, at 6 p.m.

2. Girls Lacrosse. The

Scouts continued

their early season

schedule when

they will travel

to Lombard to

take on Montini

on Thursday. The

game is slated to

begin at 5 p.m.

3. Boys Lacrosse.

The Scouts

continue their

early season

slate of games

by welcoming in

Grayslake Central

on Thursday

afternoon, with the

first face off to be

drawn at 6 p.m.

from the stadium

at West Campus.

Derek Wolff


March is almost

always a polarizing

month in

the state of Illinois.

It’s a month best defined

by two events; the

vernal equinox, aka the

first day of spring, which

passed earlier this week,

and the NCAA men’s and

women’s college basketball

tournaments, which

actually conclude in early


The month often toys

with our emotions, as the

arrival of spring doesn’t

necessarily mean the final

snowfall of the season is

behind us just yet, and it

divides our loyalties to

this team or that one. In

Illinois, where (let’s face

it, we seemingly haven’t

had a quality college

basketball team to cheer

on in the men’s draw since

the Illini in ‘05) we’re

reduced to rooting for a

cavalcade of contenders

from around the country,

the tournament doesn’t

have the same luster than

Listen Up

“ We would love to win our seventh

regional in a row, another NSC crown and

get to state.”

Ty Stuckslager— The LFHS girls soccer coach talks

about his team’s goals this season.

a state like North Carolina

might have.

Sure, on the men’s side

we had Northwestern win

a game this year, and the

Notre Dame (can we just

annex it from Indiana

already?) women are a

promising No. 1 seed, but

Northwestern, Chris Collins

GIFs aside, was never

going to get past Gonzaga.

And the Notre Dame

women could run right

to the title game, but it’s

tough to see them beating

UConn, which seemingly

hasn’t lost since 1975.

Despite a general lack

of talented area teams to

root for, the tournament

is still a ton of fun every

year. The North Shore

is a unique area of the

state in the sense that its

population is anything but

homogeneous; there are

people up here from so

many backgrounds, that

went to school all over the

country and carried those

rooting loyalties here.

Lake Forest, Lake

Bluff, Highland Park and

Highwood are already

well renowned for their

restaurant scene and that

becomes extra special at

tournament time when

everyone is looking for a

quality place to watch the


You don’t need to visit

the Buffalo Wild Wings in

Northbrook, Vernon Hills

or Waukegan to enjoy

tune in

the games. Chief’s Pub

in Lake Forest, located

at 502 N. Western Ave.,

has long been a favorite

watering hole in the community.

The pub offers plenty

of seating and television

screens in a spacious setting

that was often the goto

place for parents before

or after Lake Forest High

School football games this


I’d also recommend

checking out The Lantern

of Lake Forest (768 N.

Western Ave.) as a great

venue to watch the games.

Located in the heart of

downtown Lake Forest,

the neighborhood bar

appeal is real and it’s also

pretty kid-friendly. There

are a few televisions in

the dining areas and more

available at the bar itself.

I’ve spent many a night

here before city council

meetings, catching a

delicious quick bite to eat

while taking in whatever

sporting contest was on

the screen.

In Lake Bluff, there’s a

slew of places you could

go to watch the games

but I’ve always liked the

atmosphere at Inovasi’s

(28 E. Center Ave.) bar

room the best. There are

only a few televisions

there but it’s worth it if

you can grab a spot. I’ve

come in here before to

catch Blackhawks games

What to watch this week

BOYS LACROSSE: The Scouts host a northern Illinois foe

when Grayslake Central drops by West Campus.

• Lake Forest vs. Grayslake Central, 6 p.m., Thursday,

March 23, LFHS West Campus Field.

and it’s a more intimate

atmosphere, but still worth

it if you’ve got other likeminded

fans with you.

Go anywhere in restaurant

row in Highwood

and you’re going to get

great food and have a

great time, but my favorite

place to watch a game

around there would have

to be Barrel Crossing Tap

and Grill (260 Green Bay

Road). The atmosphere

there feels especially

designed for times of the

year like this, where you

want to check into that

neighborhood feel and

watch a game with friends

on any of their number of

television screens.

If you’re in Highland

Park, you’ve got options,

depending on where you’d

like to go. If downtown

isn’t your scene,

I’d recommend Players

Grill on the west side

(1855 Deerfield Road), a

longtime go-to during the


If you are downtown,

my personal favorite for

this type of endeavor

would have to be Norton’s

Restaurant (1905 Sheridan

Road), where a spot at the

bar for the games is best

accompanied by a shrimp


These are just some

of the great spots around

town that you can visit

during the tournament if

you’re looking for the fan


experience without actually

being at the game.

While these restaurants

around these communities

don’t have the same specific

loyalties that individually-focused

sports bars

in Chicago might have,

aka a Michigan bar or a

Duke bar, etc., they offer

unique, local flair that

defines the communities,

whom having rooting interests

vested everywhere.

I’m positive I haven’t

found every good place

to watch the games at yet,

however, and I’d love to

check out more places

before the tournaments

come to an end. Where in

the area should I be looking?

Does your favorite

restaurant have a specific

menu during March Madness

or any food or beverage

items tailored to those

who want the tournament


If you’ve had a positive

experience somewhere

around town or know

there’s a place I should

look into before the Final

Four, I’d love to hear

about it. Email me suggestions,

tips or comments at


media.com, call me at

(847) 272-4565 or get at

me via our Highland Park

Landmark and Lake Forest

Leader social media

pages on Facebook and

Twitter to let me know.

The buzzer is ticking.

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And Another one

Local tennis pros earn second title, Page 38

Seeking seven

Scouts girls soccer wants regional title, Page 33

A Shot and a Prayer

Scouts land spots on All-Area teams, Pages 36-37

Highland Park’s Justin McMahon (left) and Maeve Summerville (right) attempt shots during games from the 2016-17 season. Both nabbed spots on 22nd Century Media’s All-

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