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Highland Park & highwood’s Hometown Newspaper HPLandmark.com • May 25, 2017 • Vol. 4 No. 14 • $1




Hundreds become citizens in naturalization ceremony, Page 3

A group of soon-to-be citizens recite an oath of citizenship Tuesday, May 16, at the

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic’s naturalization ceremony at Highland

Park High School. Courtney Jacquin/22nd Century Media

New leadership Assistant

superintendent appointed by D112

board, Page 6

Coffee is coming Cafe

concept approved for former

Highwood fire station, Page 10

Fun in

the sun

22nd Century



Fun Guide,


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In this week’s


Police Reports7

Pet of the Week11



Faith Briefs20

Dining Out22

Home of the Week23

Athlete of the Week27

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Brunch and Lean Nature


10 a.m.–noon May 25,

Rosewood Beach Interpretive

Center, 883 Sheridan

Road, Highland Park.

Enjoy a delicious catered

brunch followed by a fun

and informative handson

workshop, discussion

or walk. These programs

are sponsored by Comfort

Keepers in Wheeling and

are presented in cooperation

with the Highland

Park and Lake Forest/

Lake Bluff Senior Centers.

$10-$20. For more information,

contact the Highland

Park Senior Center at

(847) 432-4110.

Trivia Night: History of


7–8:30 p.m. May 25,

Highland Park Public Library,

494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. See how

much you know about musical

theatre history and

musicals about history. A

From Page To Stage program

presented in conjunction

with Writers Theatre’s

production of “Parade.”

For more information, call

(847) 432-0216.


Paint a Forest

1–2:30 p.m. May 26,

Highland Park Public Library,

494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. Help create

decorations for Library

Camp: Into the Woods.

Children ages 7 and up are

invited to join. Prepare to

get messy. For more information,

call (847) 681-



Tribute to Highwood’s

World War II Vets

10 a.m.–1 p.m. May

28, Highwood City Hall,

17 Highwood Ave., Highwood.

In conjunction with

Highwood’s American

Legion and VFW annual

Memorial Day service,

the Highwood Historical

Society will pay tribute to

Highwood’s World War II

veterans with an exhibit

of photos and memorablia

immediately following the

10 a.m. service. For more

information, call (847)



Readers’ Round Table

2-3 p.m. May 30, Highland

Park Public Library,

494 Laurel Ave., Highland

Park. Book lovers — join

for a lively conversation

about authors and books.

Share your favorite recent

reads and recommendations.

Pick up a complimentary

copy of a new or

forthcoming book at each

meeting. For avid readers

and book club leaders

looking for ideas. For

more information, call

(847) 432-0216.


Heller Hikers

8–9 a.m. May 31, Heller

Nature Center, 2821 Ridge

Road, Highland Park.

Grab some fresh air to start

your day. Join for a relaxing

guided walk along

Heller’s beautiful trails

and talk about what new

things nature has to offer.

For more information, call

(847) 433-6901.

Modern Brush Calligraphy

9 a.m.–noon May 31,

Workshop HP, 1929 Sheridan

Road, Highland Park.

Learn how to make this

form of calligraphy in

this special 3-hour craft

club special event. This

workshop will arm you

with the tools you need

to begin tackling the basic

techniques of modern

calligraphy using a brush

pen. Practice your sweeps

and swooshes, upstrokes

and downstrokes, mastering

letter forms. No experience

necessary. $55.

For more information, call

(847) 433-5577.

Neighborhood Meeting

with the Mayor

7–9 p.m. May 31, Highland

Park Public Library,

494 Laurel Ave., Highland

Park. Meet with Highland

Park Mayor Nancy

Rotering at this annual

neighborhood meeting.

For more information, call

(847) 432-0216.


Ravinia District Food Truck


4:30 p.m. Thursdays,

starting June 1, Dean Avenue

between Roger Williams

and St. Johns avenues,

Highland Park. The

public is invited to come

and enjoy a wide variety of

food and drinks from more

than a dozen food trucks

and local restaurants while

enjoying live outdoor musical



Rockin’ Rosewood

6-7:30 p.m. Friday,

June 2, Rosewood Beach,

45 Roger Williams Ave.,

Highland Park. Enjoy

an evening at Rosewood

Beach with musical hits

performed by a local band.

Refreshments will be

available for purchase. A

suggested donation of $5

will go toward the SMILE

program. For more information,

visit pdhp.org.

Pilgrim Chamber Players


3–5 p.m. Sunday, June

4, Highland Park Community

House, 1911 Sheridan

Road, Highland Park. The

Kontras Quartet is featured

at this concert of the

Pilgrim Chamber Players.

The music is by Brahms,

Cassado and Dan Visconti.

The quartet is augmented

by Carol Honigberg, pianist

and artistic director of

the Pilgrim Players. $20;

$15 seniors; $8 students.

For more information, call

(847) 433-0972.

First Wednesday


7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday

June 7, Bluegrass Restaurant,

1636 Old Deerfield

Road, Highland Park. Join

the Chamber of Commerce

in a meeting that

attracts business people

from throughout the North

Shore. The cost is $10 for

members in advance or

$15 for future members

and at-the-door purchases.

Email questions to info@


Artistry of Wine

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 22, Highland

Park Country Club,

1201 Park Avenue West,

Highland Park. This food,

wine, beer and spirits tasking

features Chicagoland’s

most celebrated restaurants

and benefits the Foundation

Fighting Blindness.

To purchase tickets, go to




Piano Recital with


6-7 p.m., first Saturday

of every month, Madame

ZuZu’s Tea House,

582 Roger Williams Ave.,

Highland Park. Please join

us for an evening of live

classical piano music with

commentaries about the

composers and the pieces

being played, presented by

Zina Katsman of “Piano

for Everyone”, rare teas

and smoothies and great

company. For more information,

call (847) 926-


Women’s Care Group

Trinity Episcopal

Church, 425 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. A Safe

Place invites you to a

women’s care group,

where participates will

receive support by learning

about unhealthy relationships

and behaviors,

recognize the impact this

can have on you and your

children, and explore new

coping skills for a happy,

healthier life. If you are in

immediate need of help,

please call our 24-hour

Help Line at (847) 249-

4450. For meeting times

and more information, call

(847) 731-7165.

Tai Chi Sessions

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, Recreation

Center of Highland Park,

1207 Park Ave. Work

on balance and serenity

through this Chinese tradition

of gentle, flowing

movements performed in a

slow, focused manner with

deep breathing. For more

information, call (847)


Cardio Tone Light

11:30-12:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, Recreation

Center of Highland Park,

1207 Park Ave. W. Improve

your flexibility and

overall daily function! The

class combines low impact

cardio, core and stretching

(no seated exercises).

For more information call

(847) 579-4048.

Balance & Tone

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, Recreation Center

of Highland Park, 1207

Park Ave. W. Increase

muscular strength, joint

stability, range of motion

and functional skills

through a variety of standing

exercises and barre

work. For more information,

call (847) 579-4048.

To submit an item for the

calendar, contact Courtney

Jacquin at courtney@

hplandmark.com or (847)

272-4565 ext. 34. Entries are

due by noon on the Thursday

prior to publication date.

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City welcomes more than 100 new citizens

Sarah Verschoor

Editorial Intern

On the right-side steps

of the Highland Park High

School auditorium stage, a

student stood ready with a

blue-and-orange flowered

box of Kleenex and repeated


as people walked down

the stairs. Newly sworn-in

American citizens strode

across the high school’s

stage, and as they walked,

some waved to the seated

crowd, some posed for

a brief photo and some,

overcome with emotion,

grabbed a tissue.

HPHS hosted its second

Highland Park-Highwood

Legal Aid Clinic naturalization

ceremony Tuesday,

May 16, where immigrants

officially became U.S. citizens.

More than 130 people

were naturalized and

came from nearly 40 different


“We tell our students

to dream, believe and

achieve, and that is your

story,” HPHS principal Dr.

Tom Koulentes said. “That

is the American story that

you are a part of today.”

Koulentes joined Highland

Park Mayor Nancy

Rotering to congratulate

the new citizens and to

welcome them to Highland

Park and the United States,

which Rotering described

as a strong land of immigrants.

“Over the last few

weeks, every single person

I told got teary-eyed and

excited,” Rotering said

about the ceremony. “You,

too, are delighted, proud

and eager.”

The ceremony helped

others reflect on their own

parents and grandparents,

and what they were thinking

when they immigrated

A group of soon-to-be citizens take a pledge to their new country at the Highland

Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic naturalization ceremony Tuesday, May 16, at

Highland Park High School. photos by courtney jacquin/22nd century media

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering gives a speech to the 130 new citizens.

to the U.S., Rotering said.

“Together we create a

stronger, more inclusive

city, state and nation,” Rotering


Carissa Coen, chief of

staff of the U.S Citizenship

and Immigration Services,

administered the oath of

allegiance for the new citizens.

“I will support and defend

the Constitution and

laws of the United States

of America against all enemies,

foreign and domestic,”

the group repeated as

Coen read.

Shortly after the oath

was given, in graduationlike

style each new citizen’s

name was read out

loud. They received a certificate,

shook the hands of

Coen, Rotering and Koulentes

and walked across

the stage.

Buffalo Grove resident

Wei Li was one man who

gained citizenship. Li

came to the United States

in 2001 from China. It

took him five months from

when he submitted his application

to get to the ceremony.

“I am very excited to be

a citizen,” Li said. “I do

love this country.”

He decided to become

a citizen now because he

wanted to vote in the last

The colors presented during the naturalization

ceremony at Highland Park High School.

election, Li said.

The League of Women

Voters was on hand to register

the new citizens to

vote outside the ceremony.

Staff from the Highland

Park-Highwood Legal

Aid Clinic also attended

the ceremony alongside

HPHS students from the

clinic’s student leadership


The clinic, which was

founded in 2015 by Rotering,

partners with about

20 HPHS students to learn

about the legal profession.

The student board serves

as a liaison between the

high school and the clinic

and has offered events relating

to race and policing

as well as sexual violence

in the past.

They also helped organize

and run Tuesday’s


Sarah Fox, a HPHS junior,

is a member of the

board. She said the ceremony

makes a statement

that Highland Park cares

about immigrants.

“It’s important to provide

access to legal aid,”

Fox said.

When the ceremony

ended, new citizens were

encouraged to post on

social media using the

hashtag #NewUScitizen

and take a photo with Rotering,

their first acts as official

citizens of the U.S.

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North Shore School District 112 Board of Education

Assistant superintendent unanimously appointed by board

Erin Yarnall

Freelance Reporter

The District 112 Board

of Education met for the

first time with its newly

elected members Tuesday,

May 16, bringing with

them new changes.

While approving the

consent agenda at the

meeting, the board unanimously

approved the appointments

of Dr. Kevin

Ryan to the position of assistant

superintendent of

teaching and learning and

Lindsey Rose as the director

of languages. Rose

will be overseeing all of

the language programs

within the district, and

Ryan will be taking over

from Jennifer Ferrari, who

left the district to accept a

new job in March.

“I’m really excited to

come to this district,”

Ryan said. “It’s got a great

history and a great reputation.

I’m really excited to

get my feet on the ground

and start running with

what we’re going to be

doing here.”

Board President Eric

Ephraim also announced

early in the meeting there

will now be two opportunities

for public comment

at meetings. At previous

meetings there was one

opportunity, held before

the board had discussed

any of its business. The

board has added a second

opportunity following

presentations and its consent


“We hope this will give

residents an opportunity

to hear presentations before

they want to comment

on them,” Ephraim

said. “It’s our job to hear

your thoughts; we are

your community representatives.”

Melissa Itkin, a representative

of Reconfiguration

2.0, also attended

the meeting to update the

board on the work the

group is doing to come

up with reconfiguration

options that can be supported

in a referendum.

One of the main goals

of Reconfiguration 2.0

is to get community support.

The group is hosting

two community forums on

June 7 and June 8 to discuss

several reconfiguration

options with the community

and hear feedback.

“We want to show the

community a lot of options,

and show them that

these are options that contain

a lot of components

that can be worked in different

ways,” Itkin said.

“We are by no means at a

finite stage where things

are off the table. We’ve

really approached it as a

process where we want to

have a dialogue.”

“All in all, this is a

community decision, led

by community members,”

Ephraim said. “We want

everyone’s input.”

The group is also working

on a mailer that will

contain the “process and

timeline” of the group’s

plans, according to Itkin,

and they are planning on

hosting focus groups at

the end of May to hear

feedback about plans.

Itkin also discussed

the need for updates to

various facilities within

the district, including the

need for air conditioning

in the schools.

“It used to be you could

prop a door open and get

a breeze going that way,

we’re not able to do that

anymore,” Itkin said.

“Times have changed and

we have to be very cognizant

of security.”

An update was also given

on the Edgewood Ring

Road, which will be completed

by the start of the

2018-2019 school year,

according to John Fuhrer,

the director of operations,

facilities and transportation

for the district.

The district plans to

host an open meeting in

Newly appointed assistant superintendent of teaching

and learning Dr. Kevin Ryan. photo submitted

the future about the road,

which will circle around

the athletic fields and

serve as a holding area for

vehicles waiting to pick

up students.

From the City

Memorial Day traffic


Highland Park Police

are joining the National

Highway Traffic Safety

Administration, the Illinois

State Police and other

local law enforcement

agencies across the state

for the 2017 Border to Border

Click It or Ticket campaign,

which began May

22. Grant-funded officers

will be out in force during

day and evening hours,

cracking down on seat belt

law violators and impaired

drivers. Motorists caught

driving unbuckled will be

ticketed and those caught

driving impaired by drugs

or alcohol will be arrested.

In addition, officers will be

enforcing speeding, cell

phone use while driving,

stop sign and failure to

yield to pedestrian violations

within the City.

Illinois seat belt law requires

all front and back

seat occupants to buckle

up. During statewide observational

surveys conducted

by IDOT in 2015,

the overall usage rate for

rear seat occupants was

84.9 percent, versus 95.2

percent for drivers and

front seat passengers. Of

the 274 fatalities in 2015

that occurred during night

time hours, 42 percent

were unbuckled.

“We want motorists and

passengers to buckle up

this Memorial Day weekend

and throughout the

summer – it could be the

difference between life

and death,” said Deputy

Chief Tim Wilinski.

Officers enforce seat

belt laws year-round, both

day and night. Be sure to

buckle up and never drive

impaired - you may save

your life, or the life of a

loved one.

Remember, in Illinois,

children are required to be

in a car seat or booster seat

until at least age 8 and all

children younger than 13

should ride in the back seat.

For additional information,

please contact the Police

Department at (847)

432-7730 or cityhpil.com.

Highland Park Fire

Department offering

free smoke and carbon

monoxide detectors

Highland Park Fire Department

has been selected

to participate in the Illinois

Fire Safety Alliance’s

Smoke Alarm Distribution

program. Illinois Fire

Safety Alliance is a nonprofit

organization dedicated

to fire safety, burn

prevention, and supporting

burn survivors in Illinois.

This smoke detector

program has been developed

to protect Illinois

citizens by providing nocost

10-year, sealed-in battery

smoke alarms. This

will provide Highland

Park Fire Department an

opportunity to address areas

of community risk due

to lack of protection by

providing working smoke

alarms. The department

received 100 smoke detectors

and 14 carbon monoxide


The alarms are free,

but must be installed in

the home by Highland

Park Fire Department.

These detectors are to be

installed in owner occupied

single family homes.

Working smoke detectors

are the single most important

devices used in the

early detection of fires.

“We are excited to be

able to partner with the Illinois

Fire Safety Alliance

in providing smoke alarms

for our residents. Installing

working smoke alarms

will go a long way toward

preventing burns and fire

deaths,” said Fire Chief

Dan Pease.

For more information

on the program, please

contact the City of Highland

Park Fire Department

at (847) 433-3110 or by

email at fire@cityhpil.


From the City is compiled

from Highland Park’s e-News

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Police Reports

3 vehicles stolen, 4 burglarized

Three vehicles were stolen

and another four were

burglarized May 4-11 in

Highland Park, adding

to the recent wave of vehicle

burglaries throughout

Highland Park and the

North Shore.

The stolen vehicle incidents

are as follows:

• An unsecured vehicle

with the keys left inside

was reported stolen between

9:30 p.m. May 7

and 8:30 a.m. May 9 from

a driveway in the 500

block of Pleasant Avenue.

• An unsecured vehicle

with the keys left inside

was reported stolen between

6 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

May 10 from a parking lot

in the 1700 block of St.

Johns Avenue.

• An unsecured vehicle

was reported stolen between

10 p.m. May 10 and

6 a.m. May 11 from the

1700 block of Sherwood


The vehicle burglary incidents

are as follows:

• Various items were reported

stolen from a vehicle

between 8:30 a.m. May

4 and 8:15 a.m. May 5 in

the 2800 block of Twin

Oaks Drive.

• An unsecured vehicle

was reported burglarized

in the overnight hours of

May 7 in the 500 block of

Pleasant Avenue.

• An unsecured vehicle

was reported burglarized

between 7:30 p.m. May 7

and 11:15 a.m. May 8 in

the 500 block of Pleasant


• A laptop was reported

stolen from an unsecured

vehicle between 6 p.m.

May 10 and 6:30 a.m. May

11 while parked in a driveway

in the 1800 block of

Cavell Avenue.

In other police news:

May 14

• Juan C. Sanchez, 27,

of Chicago, was arrested

and charged with driving

while license suspended,

no front or rear license

plate and operating an uninsured

motor vehicle after

police conducted a traffic

stop at 9:31 p.m. in the

2000 block of Skokie Valley


• Noe Ivan Escutia Arista.

24, of Waukegan, was arrested

and charged with

driving while license suspended

and improper lane

usage after police conducted

a traffic stop at 4:08

a.m. in the 2300 block of

Skokie Valley Road.

• Brendan P. O’Connor,

20, of Highland Park, was

arrested and charged with

theft after police responded

to a complaint at 1:48

a.m. in the 1900 block of

Skokie Valley Road.

May 13

• Juan Bahena, 23, of Park

City, was arrested and

charged with driving while

license suspended and operating

a vehicle while using

an electronic communication

device after police

conducted a traffic stop at

8:29 p.m. near the intersection

of Warbler Place

and Old Trail Road.

• Vontez D. Williams-

Straughter, 19, of Calumet

City, was arrested

and charged with driving

under the influence, improper

lane usage, speeding

21–25 miles per hour

over the limit, possession

of cannabis and no valid

driver’s license after police

conducted a traffic

stop at 3:31 a.m. near the

intersection of Skokie Valley

and Half Day roads.

• Francisco X. Cerrato, 19,

of Waukegan, was arrested

and charged with driving

while license suspended

and speeding more than

40 miles per hour over

the limit after police conducted

a traffic stop at 1:47

a.m. in the 2600 block of

Skokie Valley Road.

May 11

• Jose L. Sepulveda, 27, of

Chicago, was arrested and

charged with driving under

the influence after police

responded to a complaint

at 7:02 a.m. in the 1400

block of Park Avenue.

• Multiple tires were reported

stolen from an unsecured

storage shed in the

1400 block of Ridge Road.

The incident occurred between

Jan. 15 and May 11.

May 9

• A mailbox was reported

damaged with a vehicle

at 10:13 a.m. in the 1900

block of Spruce Avenue.

May 8

• Wasan L. Aviella, 24, of

North Chicago, was issued

an administrative citation

for retail theft after attempting

to leave a business

at 8:43 p.m. in the

2000 block of Skokie Valley

Road while concealing


EDITOR’S NOTE: The Highland

Park Landmark’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports emailed from

the Highland Park Police

Department headquarters in

Highland Park and found on

file at the Highwood Police

Department. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.

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Letter carriers help stamp out hunger

Submitted by Moraine


Highland Park letter carriers helped deliver nearly 2,000 bags of food Saturday, May

13, to Moraine Township Food Pantry. Photo submitted

Highland Park letter

carriers delivered almost

2,000 bags of food to Moraine

Township’s Food

Pantry Saturday, May 13,

and several letter carriers

joined almost 40 other

volunteers over the course

of the afternoon and early

evening to help unload

food, carry it to the basement,

and sort it into bins.

“This was a tremendous

effort on the part of

our Highland Park letter

carriers, organized by Joe

Cholewa,” Township Supervisor

Anne Flanigan

Bassi said. “Letter carriers

stayed after unloading

their trucks to help carry

and sort food, and their effort

was far above and beyond

the call of duty and

deeply appreciated.”

A special thanks to all

the residents who left

food contributions by their

mailbox for letter carriers

to bring to Moraine Township’s

Food Pantry.

“We have never had a

food drive like this,” said

Township Trustee Amy

Zisook. “Every square

inch of our office and pantry

is filled with food. We

are amazed!”

This was the 25th annual

National Association

of Letter Carriers’ Food

Drive, held the second Saturday

of May each year.

The drive is particularly

timely in May to help stock

the Food Pantry’s shelves

for summer when there

are fewer community food

drives yet residents continue

to visit the Pantry.

The Township relies on

a corps of volunteers who

make it possible for the

Food Pantry to serve our

residents in need,” said

Moraine Township Clerk

Gail Feiger Brown. “Volunteers

and Letter Carriers,

including the wonderful

Boy Scout Troup No.

324, made countless trips

to the basement carrying

bags of food.”

Moraine Township’s

Food Pantry serves income-qualified


who are invited to visit our

food pantry twice a month

to receive shelf-stable food

items, plus produce, dairy

and frozen meat. The

Food Pantry is located at

777 Central Ave. in Highland

Park, and open 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Tuesday and

Thursday (plus other times

by appointment to accommodate

residents’ work


“We are fortunate to

live in a community of

workers and residents who

care about residents going

through difficult times,

and this drive demonstrates

the care and compassion

of our residents

who both contributed food

and pitched in to volunteer,”

said Trustee Dwayne


Thank you, Highland

Park letter carriers.

Remembering Highland Park and Highwood’s fallen soldiers

In honor of Memorial Day Monday,

May 29, The Highland Park Landmark

is honoring the soldiers who gave

the ultimate sacrifice. The Landmark

salutes all those who have served and

continue to serve their country.

Civil War


Highland Park

Thomas Moroney

David O’Brien

World War I


Highland Park

Edwin Benson

Barnes Bertness

Joy Bournique

Francis Daniels, Jr.

Barney Ivy

Horatio Powell

Constance Shields

Paul Snyder

Dumaresq Spencer

Ellsworth Stoker

Walter Stupey

John Tenbroeck


George Smith

Walter Stupey

World War II


Highland Park

Everett Anderson

Charles Barnhart

Kenneth Beall

Lyman Benson

Norbert Bigley

Carroll Binder, Jr.

Gary Bowden

George Brannan

Richard Bressler

Thomas Chavis

Alfred Christensen

Charles Clark

Leon Conner

Leonard Cowell

Philip Dering, Jr.

Joseph DeMeter

Chester Epstein

John Fealy

Donald Gibson

Frederick Groesbeck

Frederick Grosse, Jr.

Edward Harrington

H. B. Hendrickson

Robert Hirsch

John Hobson

Byron Howes, Jr.

Seward Hulse

Anker Jeppesen

Chandler Johnson

David Johnson, Jr.

James Kirk, Jr.

Joseph Loizzo

Lloyd Magnusson

Lowell Murray

John Ori

Jerry Parsons

Vincent Peddle

Francis Pennell

Robert Philips

Eugene Renner

Robert Riddle

Curtis Rogers

Francis Ronzani

James Schaeffer

Louis Schultz, Jr.

Jack Sharpless

Ray Shupe

Frederick Stroud

Donald Templeton

Milton B. Tillman

Eugene Tremaine

Foster Troy

Irvin Veitch

Murray Waxman

Alexander Wolak

Matthew Wolak

Daniel Wolterding

William Wright, Jr.

Lawrence Wygal

Daniel Zick


Norman Bell

Edmund Bellei

Amelio Biondi

Fred Caldarelli

Sergio Canarini

Joseph Colo

John Duchane

Joseph Farina

Elio Gentillni

Vtio Lenzini

Dominic Lomoro

William Mosteller

James Pasquali

Rocco Pelligrini

Frank Spano

Korean War


Highland Park

William Barton

Shelby Brown, Jr.

James Garrington

Richard Gilbert

Frank Henderson

Robert Larson

Edward Moroney, Jr.

Lawrence Rafferty

William Wilbur, Jr.


Guido Corsini Jr.

Lucien Nardini

Primo Zanni

Vietnam War


Highland Park

Frank Kolbeck

George Schwalbach

William Steep

John Stuller

Robert Taft


Frank Novello

Iraq War

Nicholas Turcotte (lived

in Highland Park as an


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with his grandchildren. Photos submitted

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

When we’re young, our

fathers love to take photos

of us doing anything

and everything. Whether

they’re using the latest

state-of-the-art cameras or

even smartphones, fathers

help capture some of the

best moments of our lives.

In honor of Father’s

Day, The Landmark is asking

residents to turn the

tables and submit a photo

of dad.

Maybe it’s a picture of

you two at graduation or

shooting some late night

hoops in the driveway —

whatever sweet photo you

have to share, The Landmark

wants to see it.

Send us a photo of your

dad, and we’ll publish the

winning entry, plus others,

on Thursday, June 15, just

in time for Father’s Day,

which is Sunday, June 18.

The author of the winning

photo will receive a

prize from a local business

to share with his or her dad.

The deadline for entries

is noon Friday, June 9, giving

residents three weeks

to submit a photo.

All ages are encouraged

to enter the contest, but

dads must reside in Highland

Park or Highwood.

Entries must include the

father and author’s first

and last name, as well as a

phone number for the author.

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Highwood’s fire station plans move forward

Courtney Jacquin, Editor

After more than 70

residents voiced their

opinions, Highwood City

Council voted to sell the

City’s former fire station to

developers who will transform

the space into a coffee

shop and co-working


The sale passed in a 4-1

vote at the Highwood City

Council meeting Tuesday,

May 16, with Alderman

James Hospodarsky voting

against the sale, and Alderman

Eric Falberg abstaining

from the vote.

The $300,000 sale of the

fire station property, located

at 428 Green Bay Road,

Highwood, was approved

for Highwood-based Preservation

Properties Group,

whose proposal for the

space is for a Tala Coffee

Roasters cafe on the main

floor and a co-working office

space on the second

floor. The second proposal

was from DiVito Family

Winery for public and private

tasting rooms, a wine

production area and a bar

serving wine produced on


Hospodarsky, who voted

against the sale, said he

thought the wine concept

would be “unique,” but is

“150 percent behind the

coffee shop.”

The Highwood fire station, located at 428 Green Bay Road, Highwood. photo


“We’re so fortunate to

have two development

groups here that we trust,

we believe in, and are going

to make a positive contribution

to Highwood.”

Mayor Charles Pecaro

said the decision was difficult

because the City

knows “both parties on a

personal level, so it gets

sort of tough when you

have to choose one.”

“We always try to think

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The sale of the property

comes after the City of

Highwood started partnering

with the City of Highland

Park for fire and emergency

medical services.

Residents were asked

by the City for feedback

on the potential buyer, and

according to City Manager

Scott Coren, the City

received 71 responses.

Coren said 63 were in favor

of the coffee shop,

while eight were in favor

of the winery.

From here, the City

will draft the redevelopment

agreement. Once that

agreement is approved,

development will move


“The city will win regardless

of the concept,”

Alderman M. Brad Slavin


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the highland park landmark | May 25, 2017 | 11

Families come together for NSSED 5K

Erin Yarnall

Freelance Reporter

When Ginna Pugh’s

children were younger, it

was hard for her to find activities

they could all participate

in. Her non-verbal

son couldn’t spend “four

hours at a baseball game,”

but she believes the North

Suburban Special Education

District’s second annual

5K run is the perfect

outing for families that

have children with special

needs to be able to spend

time together.

“It’s a wonderful way

for families to come together

and do something

as families,” said Pugh,

the president of the North

Suburban Special Education

District Foundation.

The race was filled with

entire families participating,

including numerous

children who sped ahead

of their parents on scooters

and rolled across the

finish line. Children also

had the opportunity to run

in a Kid’s Dash before the

5K started, where all participants

were awarded

small medals.

“It’s really a celebration

of diversity for all families,”

Kurt Schneider, the

superintendent of North

Suburban Special Education

District said. “It’s a

time to come together and

celebrate and appreciate


The event was organized

by Ann Bystedt,

the principal of North

Shore Academy, after

she was involved with

Team North Shore Academy

Elementary, in which

students at the school

were trained to run their

first 5K.

“Last year we decided

that it’s nice that we’re

supporting these other organizations,

but it would

be really cool if our kids

Runners at the start of the North Suburban Special Education District 5K Sunday,

May 21, at North Shore Academy in Highland Park. Erin Yarnall/22nd Century Media

were in a race for NS-

SED,” Bystedt said.

Proceeds from the race

are going to the general

fund of the North Suburban

Special Education

District Foundation,

which serves to advocate

for programs and services

beyond the financial

means for the 18 public

schools throughout the

North Shore that the district

is affiliated with.

“We provide funds to

NSSED for needs that are

beyond the curriculum,”

Pugh said.

The organization also

provides community

grants, including one this

past year that financed

freezers for Perk Café in

Glenview, as they hire

disabled workers. Pugh

added that the money

could also go towards

scholarships for students

at the affiliated high

schools who are planning

on studying special education,

or students who

receive special education


Many of the participants

agreed that being able to

participate with their entire

family was their favorite

part of the race, and

seeing the numerous children

run, walk, scooter or

get carried over the finish

line was a highlight.

“A lot of kids don’t

want to be outside, pushing

forward and enjoying

the growth mindset, but so

many of them are out here,

challenging themselves,”

Bystedt said. “For us, it’s

really amazing.”

“You won’t see serious

runners at our race,” Pugh

said. “You’ll see them at

other races, but ours is

more of a family event.”

Although Pugh insisted

the 5K wasn’t a race for

serious runners, it didn’t

stop the organizers from

setting the race up to professional

standards, complete

with timing mats

and a race packet that included

a tech T-shirt that

many of the runners wore

throughout the 5K.

Chicago resident Mary

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an opportunity to get back

into running after starting

a full-time job, in addition

to being a “great way

to fundraise.” She signed

up for the race after being

encouraged by her sister,

Catherine, a teacher in the

district. Rector was the

first person to cross the

finish line, completing the

5K course that wound its

way through the neighborhood


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After growing up in

Highland Park, Rector

was excited to see the positive

impact that the race

had on the community.

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participate),” Rector said.

“It’s showing that (Highland

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when we were here.”


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Ex-Lake Bluff teacher

charged after sexualabuse


Former Lake Bluff

teacher Charles Ritz, 66,

was charged with public

indecency by the Lake

County State’s Attorney

Friday, May 12, according

to a press release from

the Lake County State’s

Attorney’s Office. Ritz

was charged with a misdemeanor

for public indecency

following an incident in

1985 that involved inappropriate

behavior with a

junior high school student,

according to Lake Bluff

Chief of Police David Belmonte

in an email to The


Ritz was a teacher at

Lake Bluff Junior High

from 1975-85 and is now

retired and resides in California.

He turned himself

in to the Lake County

Sheriff’s Department at the

Lake County Courthouse

on Monday, May 15, Belmonte

said. Ritz has been

the subject of intense scrutiny

and sexual abuse allegations

in the recent past.

According to the release,

the Lake Bluff Police Department

began an investigation

into the matter in

June 2016, following a series

of complaints made by

former Lake Bluff School

District students. The students

made statements regarding

a number of incidents,

dating from the late

1970s through the mid-

1980s, which occurred in

the presence of Ritz, the

releases says. Following

the statements, the state’s

attorney’s office assigned

investigators to work with

the Lake Bluff Police Department

to examine the

alleged criminal conduct.

At this time, Ritz only

faces one charge, which

is based on the laws at the

time of the alleged offense,

Belmonte explained. Belmonte

was not aware of

any other pending charges.

Reporting by Alyssa Groh,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at LakeForestLeader.



Expelled GBN student sues

district over grade hack

A family member of an

expelled Glenbrook North

student is suing the Glenbrook

High School District

225 Board of Education to

reverse the district’s disciplinary

action. The sophomore

student, only identified

by his initials in the

lawsuit filed by an adult

relative, was expelled

from the school on April

25 after the high school’s

electronic system, Power-

School, was jeopardized

and student grades, including

those of the student in

question, were changed by

an outside source.

Although the student

has confessed to taking

part in the grade-changing

scheme, according to the

district’s hearing officer’s

report, the student sustains

he was only active in the

beginning of the process

and two other students had

a larger role in successfully

carrying out the hack,

statements the district

board supports.

From his own email

account, the student sent

an email to GBN teachers

containing a link that

directed the staff to a

PowerSchool login page,

attempting to gain the

teachers’ login credentials,

but he reported this attempt

was unsuccessful.

After this point, the

student alleges two other

students carried on without

his knowledge. A fake

email account, security.


com, was created and sent

to the teachers requesting

a change of password,

successfully capturing the

teachers’ credentials, allowing

an outside source

to change grades in the


The district declined to

comment on the expulsion.

The matter is to appear

before a Cook County

judge in the beginning of

August. The judge has ordered

GBN to allow the

student to return to school

and finish out the current

school year.

Reporting by Sarah Haider,

Assistant Editor. Full story at



Student development

programs, facilities plans

progressing in District 36

At Winnetka Public

Schools District 36’s

monthly school board

meeting on May 16, board

members reported that administrators

and teachers

district-wide are continuing

to focus on rolling out a

program that supports student

growth in all realms

of child development.

With the kindergarten

grades, staff have been designing

a state-of-the-art

progressive education program,

building on a playbased

learning model that

provides a strong foundation

for students beginning

their educational journey.

“The play-based learning

model allows for deeper

exploration, project work

and games, problem-solving,

working with numbers

and how this all interacts in

the world,” said Barry Rodgers,

director of innovation,

teaching and learning for

District 36.

In an initiative called

“choice time,” students are

expected to use their voice

and make a choice, allowing

students to develop a

stronger sense of self and

follow their passions. Students

will be taught how

to build a reading life and

learn how to tell stories.

With the district’s social

studies earth science

program, the board reported

teachers will work

to instruct students on

weather and climate learning

units. The Winnetka

time-honored traditions of

butterfly migration and the

Winter Birds of Winnetka

programs will remain in

place, as will a spring nature

study. Each class will

have a daily schedule providing

time for group activities,

independent choice

time, theme-based projects,

nature play, literacy, math

activities and arts including

music, art, resource

center and kinetic wellness.

Kindergarten staff will be

working over the summer,

developing a math curriculum

and a fall unit of study.

Reporting by Debbie Massion,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at Winnetka Current.com.


Board moves forward to

opt out of living wage


After much debate and

public comment, the Glenview

Village Board voted

5-1 against adopting the

living wage and paid sick

day ordinances during its

Tuesday, May 16 meeting.

The final vote is scheduled

for the next meeting.

One of the two Cook

County ordinances under

consideration was the

Living Wage Ordinance,

which would raise the current

minimum wage from

$8.25 to $10 on July 1,

with a subsequent $1 annual

increase to a maximum

of $13 in July 2020.

Michael Lucci, vice

president of policy at the

Illinois Policy Institute,

warned the board that a

wage increase would have

the same effect as the

County soda tax.

“The Board of Cook

County understood that if

you raise the price of soda,

people will purchase less

of it,” Lucci said. “Well

the same effect will occur

if you raise the minimum

wage, people will employ

less low-skilled labor.”

Trustee Scott Britton,

the single trustee to vote

in favor of adopting the

ordinances, disagreed

that the matter should be

avoided by the Village and

expressed his lack of confidence

in leaving the issue

to business owners and the

free market to regulate.

“There is no free market,”

Britton said. “That is

a complete prevarication.

That doesn’t exist and you

know why I know that

doesn’t exist. Look at Abt

Electronics. Are they in

the free market or do they

get an enormous tax break

from the Village of Glenview

every single year ...

because if we don’t, they’ll

move. We give all kinds

of benefits to all kinds of

businesses all the time. ...

Is there a class warfare issue

going on? Probably,

but the war is against people

who have versus people

who have not. It’s not

the other way around.”

Since the vote was not

unanimous, the issue will

be brought up for second

consideration at the Thursday,

June 1 meeting.

Reporting by Sarah Haider,

Assistant Editor. Full story at



Potter becomes first

female president in


For the first time in

the village’s history, Kenilworth

has a female president.

Ann Potter, who won

her seat in the April 4 election,

took the oath of office

at the Kenilworth Village

Board’s Monday, May 15

meeting. Potter served as

trustee for the past four

years and is replacing outgoing

president Bill Russell.

“I think (Potter) is going

to do a really great job (as

president),” Russell said.

“I want to thank all of you

who helped and supported

me being president of

people on this board and I

really appreciate all the

work that everybody has

done. I also want to thank

our outgoing trustees and

clerk for the work you’ve

done and I really appreciate

it. It’s been a great time

that I’ve had here. To everybody

here and the staff,

thank you very much.”

New trustees Jeff

Bedwell and Cecily Kaz

and new clerk Tim Ransford

also won their seats

in the April 4 election and

took the oath of office at

the meeting. Trustee Scott

Lien, who won re-election,

was also sworn in. Trustees

Alison Winslow, Joe Konen

and Peter Shadek are in the

middle of their four-year

terms, which end in 2019.

“I’d like to thank each

of the trustees, our treasurer

and our clerk,” Potter

said. “They’re volunteering

their time and expertise

and are stewards of

our community. I’m truly

looking forward to working

with all of you over the

next several years and I’m

confident we’ll continue

the great work of our previous


Reporting by Todd Marver,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WilmetteBeacon.


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National Merit Scholarship

winners announced

National Merit Scholarship

winners are the finalists

in each state judged to

have the strongest combination

of accomplishments,

skills, and potential

for success in rigorous college

studies. The number

of winners named in each

state is proportional to the

state’s percentage of the

nation’s graduating high

school seniors.

These Scholars were

selected by a committee

of college admissions

officers and high school

counselors, who appraised

a substantial amount of

information submitted by

both the

Finalists and their high

schools: the academic record,

including difficulty

level of subjects studied

and grades earned; scores

from two standardized

tests; contributions and

leadership in school and

community activities; an

essay written by the Finalist;

and a recommendation

written by a high school


Winning Highland Park

High School students

are Jeremy Burroughs,

Caroline M. Kisicki and

Molly G. Solem.

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‘Chopped’ champion gives spiritual talk over lunch

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Just as the Eucharist

commemorates the Last

Supper, in which bread

and wine represent the

body and blood of Christ,

the sharing of a lovingly

prepared meal with others

at one’s dinner table offers

a great opportunity to

bring people closer to God

and to godliness.

That’s what the Chicago

nun who won a special

“Chopped” reality TV

contest told the Women’s

Group from St. Patrick

Church in Lake Forest

at its spring luncheon on

April 28 during her talk

“The Theory of Food.”

“There is a very deep

hunger in our world, not

only for food, but for

God,” Sister Alicia Torres


In 2015 Torres became

a “Chopped” champion on

the Food Network cooking

show, winning $10,000 for

Our Lady of the Angels

Mission to provide more

home-cooked meals for

neighbors in Chicago’s

Humboldt Park neighborhood.

“So many people do not

know that it is possible

to have a friendship with

God,” Torres said. “How

can we share the experiences

we’ve had of knowing

that the Lord is walking

with us with the people

who don’t yet know that

truth? I don’t know about

you, but I think having a

meal is the best opportunity

for that.”

Torres talked about the

importance of meals and

how it relates to scripture.

“If you look at scripture

... you will often see

meals,” she said. “In a

meal in the ancient world,

you never sat down with an

enemy. Meals are always

an experience of friendship

and community and

family, and food always

brings people together.”

The 110 members of the

Women’s Club, who gathered

at the Exmoor Country

Club in Highland Park,

were given one cooking tip

by Sister Alicia.

“In a grand scheme, a

broad point of view, the

best cooking tip, the best

tip in life I could ever

give anyone is keep walking

with the Lord because

He knows you better than

you know yourself,” Torres

said. “And if you walk

with the Lord everything

you do will be an opportunity,

an experience of

grace, of His divine light.”

Torres, 32, graduated

from Loyola University

Chicago in 2007, but a

$94,000 student loan debt

kept her from taking a vow

of poverty. She became

nationally known when

she created her own “Nun

Run” fundraiser and ran

in the 2009 Chicago Half

Marathon, hoping to receive

enough pledges to

pay off her student loans.

Following an outpouring

of public support, an anonymous

donor paid off the

nearly $12,000 remaining

on her loan.

She professed vows and

helped found The Franciscans

of the Eucharist

of Chicago, located at the

Mission of Our Lady of

the Angels, 3808 W. Iowa

St., in Chicago. Today,

the Mission helps care for

more than 700 families

a month, offering food,

clothing, household goods,

an after-school feeding

program, senior groups,

block parties and other


“You name it, we try

to do it,” Torres told

the women. “We are so

blessed because people

Sister Alicia Torres talked about the theology of cooking, giving and the blessing of

being a woman April 28 at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park. Photos by Claire

Esker/22nd Century Media

Katherine Gehrke (left) of Lake Forest greets Sister Alicia Torres, E.F., on April 28 at

Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park at a women’s group spring luncheon.

like yourselves help the

mission of the church,

which is to bring the good

news of Jesus Christ to the

world, and we do that by

sharing his love and mercy

with those who have very


In 2015, on the special

volunteer edition of

“Chopped,” Torres was

one of four chefs cooking

with the typical makings of

a conventional Thanksgiving

dinner. In the appetizer

round, she turned leftovers

into Mexican-style quesadillas.

For the entree, she

made a Mediterraneanstyle

dish with curry turkey,

a sweet potato cranberry

hash and a dipping

sauce with goat cheese and

green beans.

“It has been a huge

blessing and a tremendous

opportunity to share our

faith in a very public way,”

she said.

Since the show aired,

“a tremendous amount of

support has come forth,”

including increased food

donations from many companies.

Many people who saw

the show have become

volunteers at Holy Angels.

“People come to the mission

and say ‘oh, your food

is so incredible.’” Torres

aid. “I say, ‘no, it’s not.

If I wasn’t on ‘Chopped’

I don’t think they would

think it is so incredible,

but the Lord does bless

what we do if we do it with

a generous heart.”

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have something to

admit: there are times,

especially over the

past year, I haven’t felt

proud to be an American.

In fact, there are times

I’ve been ashamed.

It sounds worse to actually

write than how I’ve

felt, but growing up thinking

we live in the greatest

country in the world

to getting older and no

longer being sure of that

has been a bit of a rude


Being an American is

all I’ve ever known. I’m

not even sure how far

back I need to go in my

family to find an immigration

story — greatgreat-grandparents

on my

mom’s side I think?

I of course have

friends who either came

here themselves or have

parents who came to the

United States, and I’ve

heard of their struggles,

but it was never my own.

But last week, I’ve felt

the most proud, and the

most emotional about being

an American I have in

a long time.

Last Tuesday I, along

with our editorial intern

Sarah, attended the

Highland Park-Highwood

Legal Aid Clinic naturalization

ceremony at Highland

Park High School.

Roughly 130 people from

more than 40 countries

became U.S. citizens that

day, and it was truly an

amazing ceremony to be a

part of.

The HPHS auditorium

was filled with soonto-be-citizens,


and friends. It was like

a graduation ceremony

of sorts, with each new

American citizen having

his or her name called,

handed their papers and

walking across the stage,

posing for photos, waving

to family, and more

often than not tearing up.

(Thankfully, there was a

HPHS student and the end

of the stage standing ready

with a box of tissues.)

Watching everyone

walk across the stage,

holding their mini American

flags, I got emotional,

too. These people gave up

their lives in their homes,

all for the promise and

hope for a better life in

American, because the

American dream still rings


For many it’s taken

months, or more likely

years to complete the

citizenship process, and

seeing the beaming smiles

across everyone’s face

renewed my hope in the

future of America.

This renewed dose of

patriotism, I suppose,

comes at an opportune

time with Memorial Day

around the corner.

I’m thankful for those

who have given the

ultimate sacrifice in battle

over the years. Because of

them, our American dream

is still alive and well

today, and it can live on in

our newest citizens.

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An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The number of new

American citizens

naturalized May

16. See more on

Page 3.


From Page 12


New board members sworn

in at monthly meeting

The Glencoe Village

Board of Trustees said

goodbye to Scott Pearce

and welcomed Gail Lissner

to the table during the

newly elected board’s inaugural

meeting following

Thursday night.

Pearce served as a Village

Trustee from 2013-

2017 and served on the

Board’s Community Relations

Forum. The board

recognized him with a

resolution unanimously adopted

in honor of his work.

Lissner took her oath of

office alongside Trustees

Barbara Miller and Dale

Thomas, who were reelected.

Village President Lawrence

Levin was also sworn

in for his second term.

After the new board was

seated, Levin read the list

of appointments to committee

and Village positions

as reported in the

meeting packet. Those appointed

as village officials

were Phillip Kiraly and

Laura Boll as Village Clerk

and Deputy Village Clerk;

David Clark as Treasurer

and Collector; David Mau

as Street Commissioner;

and Cary Lewandowski as

Marshal. Steven Elrod will

serve as Village Attorney.

Trustees appointed to

committees were Dale

Thomas as Chair of the

Golf Advisory Committee

and Golf Clubhouse Task

Force, Lissner to the Sesquicentennial


Miller as Vice Chair to the

Plan Commission, and Peter

Mulvaney to the Sustainability

Task Force. The

Finance Committee will

consist of Chair Jonathan

Vree, Thomas and Miller.

Other appointments included

Steven Arenson,

Marty Elisco, Margot Flanagin,

Norris Jackson, David

Wood and Bob Young

to the Community Relations

Forum, Bruce Huvard

to the Plan Commission,

Larry Reilly to the Sustainability

Task Force, Matt

Siebert to the Golf Advisory

Committee, Alex Kaplan

to the Zoning Board of Appeals

and Zoning Commission,

and Eric Birkenstein

to the Police Pension Fund


Reporting by Alexandra Greenwald,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at GlencoeAnchor.


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Elm Place students

complete yearlong

project, Page 19

NSSRA family honored

15 recognized at banquet, Page 21

Diplomas and food in hand

22CM’s staff picks for grad party meals, treats, Page 22

Racine Mayor John Dickert addresses Elm Place students Friday, May 12 at Elm Place School. Erin Yarnall/22nd Century Media

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Faded

4. Kitchen meas.

7. Lion

10. Fishhook’s end

12. Loud Australian


14. Alert

15. Air transport

group (abbr)

16. “Be-Bop-___”

17. Upper hand

18. Lime spring


19. Make a mess of

21. Snare

23. Highland Park

fruit ranch

27. Sun emission

28. Umpire

30. Youngster

31. Daily grind

32. Hilariously

35. Dandy

37. Copacabana site

38. Costa del ___

39. Smeltery fixture

44. Mock-frightened


45. Perimeter

46. Mountain

47. Flow’s partner

50. Consumer Reports


52. Move rapidly

from side to side

54. Highland Park

guest house

58. Zone

59. Groove

62. With gelidity

63. Gravitate (toward)

64. Assist in crime

65. Office stations

66. Fungal spore


67. ‘Oh, wow!’

68. Talk trash to

69. That cruise ship


1. ___ dictum--passing


2. Blank space

3. Not keeping out the


4. Powder

5. Bit of slander

6. “A whiter shade of

___” Procul Harem

7. Chap

8. Dyne’s cousin

9. Formula ___

11. Wild pig

12. One who has a

breathing problem

13. Fiftieth American


14. Broke down

20. Restore your last


22. French painter,


24. Approximately

25. Void’s partner

26. Farm structure

29. Meeting of the


30. Swedish money

32. Delivery giant

33. Voice, a grievance

for example

34. Purpose

35. Turn tail

36. Hardwood trees

39. Add money to the


40. Clarinetist, King

41. Ardent

42. Irving Berlin classic

43. Crunches the


47. Leave

48. Laundry item

49. Campus cap

51. Equine pace

53. Apple variety

55. Coffee choice

56. Unless (Lat.)

57. Same classes

59. Obstruct

60. Grp. concerned

with defense

61. Hibernation site


The Panda Bar

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(210 Green Bay Road,

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■9 ■ p.m. May 27: Deacon


■6 ■ p.m. May 28: Hinda

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The Lantern

(768 Western Ave.

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■6-8 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Holly the Balloon



Maevery Public House

(20 East Scranton Ave.

(847) 604-3952)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every third

Thursday of the

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Good Grapes

(821 Chestnut Court,

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■Every ■ Saturday: 50

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wine at regular price

and same day Writers

Theatre Saturday

matinee tickets.



(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■After ■ 8 p.m. Sunday-

Thursday: $3 bowling

(game) and $4 bocce



Writers Theatre

(325 Tudor Court, (847)


■Through ■ July 2: ‘The

Mystery of Love &


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How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

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the highland park landmark | May 25, 2017 | 19

Learning what it takes

to save butterflies


brought in

and released

after the




century media

Erin Yarnall

Freelance Reporter

In addition to their regular

curriculum, sixth-grade

students at Elm Place

School have been learning

all about milkweed,

wildflowers and the plight

of the monarch butterfly,

whose population has been

drastically decreasing, as

part of a yearlong project,

The Doomed Butterfly —

Save the Monarch Butterfly

Migration, in which

they intend to help save

the monarch butterfly.

The project is affiliated

with Project Citizen, a

nonprofit that focuses on

getting students involved

throughout their own communities.

Elm Place has

been having sixth-grade

classes participate in various

projects for over a decade,

with Highland Park

resident Mark Nolan Hill

leading it annually.

On May 12, students

presented their project

in the auditorium of Elm

Place School and answered

questions from a

panel consisting of Highland

Park Mayor Nancy

Rotering, Highland Park

Police Chief Paul Shafer,

Racine Mayor John Dickert,

psychologist Richard

Markin, Executive Director

of the Great Lakes St.

Lawrence Cities Initiative

(GLSLCI) David Ullrich

and Hill.

Hill initially got involved

with Project Citizen

“15 or 16 years ago,”

when his daughter volunteered

him for her classes

project on ravine erosion.

Each year since, Hill picks

a topic in September and

assists the students in coming

up with a communitywide

plan to help solve the

problem throughout the

school year.

He was inspired to have

the topic be the plight of the

monarch butterfly when

members of the GLSLCI

signed the Mayor’s Monarch

Pledge, a pledge to

make a commitment to

restore monarch butterfly

habitats within the respective

mayors’ communities.

“Saving (the butterflies)

has always been viewed

as someone else’s job,”

Hill said. “The GLSLCI is

declaring that it’s our job.

I thought this was a great

idea for Project Citizen.”

During the presentation

at Elm Place, Rotering was

asked if she had signed the

pledge by the students, and

she answered that she had.

“I signed the Mayor’s

Monarch Pledge because

to me, it’s very important

to protect and maintain the

balance within our ecosystem,”

Rotering said. “We

know that the pollinators

are under attack from the

climate and from the environment,

so it’s important

that we do whatever

we can to help them as we

move our city forward.”

The classes came up

with a range of ideas to

help the monarch butterfly

population grow, including

the planting of milkweed

and wildflowers in open

areas throughout the city.

Shafer responded to the

solution thought up by the

students, and suggested

that milkweed is planted

by the railway lines that

go through Highland Park

as they offer a lot of open

space. He also told students

about the planting of

milkweed along Interstate

35, which follows the migration

route of the monarch


“That’s a major migration

route for the butterflies,”

Shafer said.

“They’re planting milkweed

along that route because

a lot of butterflies fly

within that area.”

Despite their age,

many students remarked

throughout their presentations

that they felt a responsibility

to come up

with a plan for monarch

butterflies, because if they

didn’t take responsibility

while they were young,

there may not be monarch

butterflies left when they

reach adulthood.

“I want you to take a

sense of empowerment

(from this experience),”

Rotering said. “Your voice

matters. Whether it’s the

butterflies, or another topic

that’s of interest to you

as you go forward in your

lives, you feel the power

of your voice and you take

the time to speak to people

who are able to change


The event culminated

in a release of monarch

butterflies outside of the

school, to possibly find

new homes on their migration


The students plan to

present their project to

city council on May 22,

and Hill will present it to

the annual meeting of the

GLSLCI, in Montreal,

next month.

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Faith Briefs

Christ Church (1713 Green Bay Road,

Highland Park)

Weeknight Service

A new service has started

on Thursday Nights in

the church’s new coffee

bar. It is not your traditional

church service, instead

it provides space for

you to bring your thoughts

and questions. Every

week there is a sermon for

20 minutes followed by

group discussion. Coffee

Bar is open 6:30-9 p.m.,

service is 7-8 p.m. Email

Dan at dsyvertsen@cclf.









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1300 Shermer Rd., Northbrook, IL

20% Senior Discount / Students $15

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MOPS at Highland Park


MOPS stands for

Mothers of Preschoolers,

and by preschoolers we

mean kiddos from birth

through kindergarten. We

know it’s a little confusing

so let’s just stick with

“MOPS.” We are moms,

and we believe that better

moms make a better

world. At every meeting

there will be a speaker or

video that gives practical

tools and insight into the

specific things that are

important to you. MOPS

meets 9-11 a.m. on the

first and third Friday of

the month. Email mopscchp@gmail.com

for more


Congregation Solel (1301 Clavey Road,

Highland Park)

Torah Study

From 9:15-10:15 a.m.

every Saturday morning

there will be a Torah study

at Congregation Solel. You

can come in the morning

to kick off your weekend

with a Torah study and

then stay throughout the

morning at Solel for subsequent

activities and fun.

For more information, go

to www.solel.org, or call

(847) 433-3555.

Immaculate Conception Parish (770

Deerfield Road, Highland Park)

IC Church Garage Sale

Home decor and more!

Friday, June 2 and Saturday,

June 3 from 7 a.m. – 3

p.m., rain or shine. Come

shopping for furniture,

housewares, toys and more.

Specialty items this year

include framed paintings,

posters and other types of

art pieces. Cash or check

only. For more information,

contact IC Parish at

(847) 433-0130.

Drop off donations for

the Annual September

Rummage Sale any time

after July 1.

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (1175

Sheridan Road, Highland Park)

Job Network Meeting

Beth El Job Network is

in business. The Network

meets every Friday morning

at 9 a.m. in the library.

If you are unemployed,

under-employed, changing

jobs, entering or re-entering

the work force please

join us. For more information,

call Dr. Eli Krumbein

at (847) 432-6994 or email

JoAnne Blumberg at JoAnneB1729@gmail.com.

Two Faiths, One Roof

Two-FOR is a group for

Jewish-Christian families

for learning and fellowship.

Childcare is provided so

parents can engage in their

own learning and conversation,

while children can hear

a story and make a craft for

their own experience. For

more information, contact

Rabbi Ari at arim@interfaithfamily.com.

Submit information for The

Landmark’s Faith page to

Courtney Jacquin at courtney@hplandmark.com.


deadline is noon on Thursday.

Questions? Call (847)

272-4565 ext. 34.

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In Memoriam

Suzanne Heller

Suzanne Marie Ettlinger,

nee Heller, of

Highland Park, died. Born

in 1924, she was the cofounder

of Dance Horizons,

a patron of the arts

and a founding member

of Congregation Hakafa.

She was the beloved wife

of the late Edward “Ted”

Ettlinger; devoted mother

of Peter (Sally) Ettlinger,

Judi (Carl Gardeman)

Ettlinger, proud grandmother

of Katherine (Eric)

Dublis, Daniel (Wazira

Al Mohamadi) Ettlinger,

Jacob (Lainie) Ettlinger,

Lita Jackson, Kelsey Ettlinger

and adored great

grandmother of Yusuf and

Fatima. Ettlinger was a

pioneer in modern dance

and an inspiration to generations

of dancers. An

athlete and a passionate

golfer, Sue carried her

love of movement, family

and art throughout her entire

life. She will be deeply

missed. Memorial Service:

1 p.m. Thursday, June 8 at

Northmoor Country Club,

820 Edgewood Drive,

Highland Park. In lieu of

flowers, contributions to

Congregation Hakafa, P.O.

Box 409, Glencoe, 60022,

www.hakafa.org or Chicago

Botanic Garden, 1000

Lake Cook Road., Glencoe,

60022, www.chicagobotanic.org.

Rena Menoni

Rena Menoni, 90, of

Highland Park, died May

18. Beloved daughter of

the late Joseph and Ida

(Manfredini) Menoni. Dear

sister of Bruna Menoni

and Robert (late Tina) Menoni.

Fond aunt of Michael

(Debra) Menoni, Steven

Menoni and Rick (Julie)

Piacenza. Great aunt of 4,

Great great aunt of 3. Interment

Saint Mary Cemetery,

Highland Park.

Martin Sachs

Martin Sachs, 62, of

Highland Park and Ft. Lauderdale,

passed away suddenly

on May 18. Son of

the late Barbara and Jerry

Sachs, and brother of the

late Michael Sachs. Sachs

was of a brilliant, creative

mind and loving heart. A

talented musician. He will

be greatly missed. Survived

by his wife Melissa Sachs,

daughters Katie Jonsson

and Samantha Gordon, son

Dylan Gordon, sisters Debby

Goldwasser and Patricia

Sigman, brother-in laws

Andy Goldwasser & Phil


Robert Winter



Winter, of

Highland Park, passed

away May 16. Beloved

Husband of Marilyn Winter

(deceased), loving father

of Cynthia Winter

(Nicholas Weingarten), and

John Winter (Iris), adoring

grandfather of Jennifer,

Allison and Rachael, great

friend to many, dear companion

of Harley, his beloved

basset hound. Graduate

of Hyde Park High

School, Drake University

and veteran of the Korean

War. Services will be private.

Memorial donations

may be made to Guardian

Angel Basset Rescue,

Inc., 108 E. Main Street,

PO Box 288, Dwight, IL

60420, www.bassetrescue.


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15 honorees recognized as outstanding members of the NSSRA family

Staff Report

It was a night full of

celebration on Friday,

April 21 when more than

300 participants, family

members, staff, board

members, supporters and

partners came together at

the Highland Park Country

Club for NSSRA’s Shining

Stars Awards & Recognition

Banquet. The annual

gathering gives NSSRA an

opportunity to recognize

their outstanding participants,

families, staff, advocates,

partners, community

members and friends

who have truly made a difference

the previous year.

“We have a lot to celebrate

tonight,” said Craig

Culp, Executive Director,


Nine individual awards

were given to the 15 recipients.

Mitchell & Valerie

Slotnick and family were

honored with NSSRA’s

Family of the Year award,

and Mitch is also a founding

director of NSSRA

Foundation. The Slotnick

Rocking on for

Youth Services

Staff Report

NSSRA Board of Directors member Jim Hospodarsky, of Highwood (left to right),

Executive Director Craig Culp, of Northbrook, Board of Directors member Lisa

Sheppard, of Glencoe, Board of Directors member Lisa McElroy, of Highland Park,

Board of Directors Vice Chair Ron Salski, of Lake Bluff, and Board of Directors

member Sally Swarthout, of Lake Forest, at NSSRA’s Shining Stars Awards and

Recognition Banquet Friday, April 21 at the Highland Park Country Club. Photos by

Jill Dunbar/22nd Century Media

family has been involved

with NSSRA for decades,

closing in on forty years of

participation in thousands

of programs with their son,

Jay. Since 1997, NSSRA

Foundation has raised over

$1.6 million for programs,

scholarships and vehicles.

Jenna Davison, NS-

SRA’s Program Staff of

the Year, has been working

as an Inclusion companion

since 2015. Working

within four of NSSRA’s

partner agencies, Jenna

has supported more than

14 children in that period

and has become a true advocate

for each child she

supports. “That first day of

meeting my students, their

hands grabbed and reached

for mine,” said Davison.

“And that’s how we conquered

every day, every

challenge, every hurdle.”

Davison continued, “We

faced them together as a

team. These students have

shown me kindness when I

was nervous, they gave me

a warm welcome when I

was new, and they showed

me love each and every

day. I am so proud and

so honored to be a part of

their lives because they are

such a big part of my life.”

NSSRA’s Gator Powerlifting

team, with three

members from Highland

Park, received the Gator

Athlete of the Year award

for their outstanding efforts

at last summer’s Illinois

State Special Olympics

Summer Games. The

Highland Park residents (left to right) Maggie Dudek,

Beata Dudek and Alison Shapiro.

six powerlifters won a

combined 18 gold medals

at the games, and not only

did they show extreme improvement

throughout the

season, but they cheered

each other on and put the

team first. NSSRA Superintendent

Mel Robson also

celebrated twenty years

with the agency in June

2016. Robson started at

NSSRA as a Recreation

Specialist on June 1996,

was promoted to Senior

Recreation Specialist in

1999, Senior Manager in

2005, and finally to Superintendent

of Recreation

in 2007. Fellow NSSRA

Superintendent Candice

Cunningham remarked

Friday evening, “With

twenty dedicated years

of experience behind her,

and countless more ahead,

Mel has devoted her life

to enriching the lives of

people with disabilities.”

She continued, “Along the

way she has enriched the

lives of the rest of us. She

is a shining example every

day, leading the way for all

of us and displaying with

heart and enthusiasm why

it is we do what we do.”

“We couldn’t have asked

for a more spectacular

night with such wonderful

people,” Culp said.

Cover band Tributosaurus

played live rock music

while audience members

enjoyed Youth Services’

Rock & Roll Spring Benefit

May 6 at the Hilton


The silent and live auctions

benefited Youth

Services, which provides

therapy and counseling for

children on the North Shore.

Highland Park’s Karen Paige and Chris Loyd at Youth Services’ Rock &

Roll Spring Benefit May 6 at the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook. Photos by

Jill Dunbar/22nd Century Media

Karen Paszkiewicz, Special Events Coordinator for Youth Services,

and Carol Cheng, Development Associate and Database Manager of

Youth Services.

22 | May 25, 2017 | The highland park landmark dining out


Quick Bites

Hats off to graduation party bites

Staff Report

The tassels have been

moved from right to left,

and the diplomas have

been handed out. What’s

next? It’s time for graduation

party season.

Whether you’re celebrating

eighth-grade, high

school or college graduations,

the end of May and

June social calendars are

jam-packed with parties

celebrating our favorite


And what separates the

good parties from the great

parties? It’s all about the

food spread.

We rounded up some of

our favorite party and catering

options from around

the North Shore that are

sure to attract and feed

a hungry crowd for grad

parties, as well as all your

other summer get-togethers.

Let the best season of

the year begin.

Italian beef sandwiches —

Michael’s, Highland Park

Is a grad party even a

grad party without Italian


Italian beef is part of the

unofficial Chicago-area

graduation party ultimate

trifecta (Italian beef, fried

chicken, mostaccioli), and

there’s no better local purveyor

of the classic sandwiches

than Michael’s. For

$55 per dozen, the juicy

roasted beef will come

with Italian rolls, sweet

peppers and hot giardiniera.

The Italian beef, as well

as other restaurant classics,

such has hot dogs and

char burgers by the dozen,

are part of the restaurant’s

drop-off catering service.

“We drop off and get

out of your way,” general

manager Ben Unger said.

For a more hands-on

approach for catering,

Michael’s also offers its

signature char bar, which

offers three different grilling

options ($17-$27 per

adult), with items such

as grilled teriyaki chicken

breasts, char burgers,

roasted potatoes, salads

and more. The char bar

is more of a hands-on approach

from Michael’s,

which allows you to sit

back while you enjoy your

party, with Michael’s team

members cooking and

serving directly from your

grill, just like at the restaurant.

Michael’s, 1879 Second

St., Highland Park, is

open 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, 10:30

a.m.–7:30 p.m. Friday-

Saturday and 11 a.m.–8

p.m. Sunday. For more information

on catering, call

(847) 432-3380 or email



Story by Courtney Jacquin,


Brisket — JD’s Q & Brew,


You can’t go wrong with

brisket, pulled pork, pulled

chicken or barbecue turkey

breast while catering a

graduation party.

Luckily, you don’t have

to prepare it either. Just

call JD’s Q and Brew, sit

back and enjoy the party.

The Memphis-style

barbecue restaurant that

blends dry-rubbed and

smoked meats opened

in Glenview only a few

months ago, but owner

Gary Shupak brings 25

years of culinary experience

to the table. Shupak

perfected the art of catering

over that time. JD’s

Q & Brew uses a catering

truck with a hot bed for

large deliveries to special

events, like graduation

parties, and will even set

everything up and serve

the food at the host’s convenience.

And the restaurant’s

smokehouse barbecue options

cover all the bases.

From brisket ($16.95 per

pound) and pulled pork

($14.95 per pound) to beef

ribs ($17.95 per piece) and

Cajun sausage ($3.95 per

piece), you’re sure to find

a main dish to satisfy every

guest. Pair the meats

with a few sides — like

jalapeno bottle caps ($30

full, $50 half), onion battered

green beans ($30

full, $50 half), hush puppies

($30 full, $50 half), or

macaroni and cheese ($25

full, $40 half) — and you

have yourself a party.

JD’s Q & Brew, 2853 Pfingsten

Road, Glenview, is

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

and 11 a.m.-

10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

For more information, call

(847) 715-9557 or visit


Story by Chris Pullam, Contributing


Graduation deluxe ice

cream gift pack —

Graeter’s Ice Cream,


If you’re looking for

something sweet to cap off

a graduation party meal,

ice cream is a safe (and

likely welcome) choice.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed

by the amount

of ice cream to pick from

— especially on the North

Shore — and Graeter’s Ice

Cream is acutely aware of

this. It’s why they’ve been

making ice cream their

own way for nearly 150


The company’s signature

French pot process

produces batches of ice

cream that are only two

and a half gallons, but the

resulting flavor and texture

justifies the more laborintensive


“When you use the

French pot process, it

presses all of the air out of

the ice cream, so it makes

it really dense and really

creamy,” manager Nathan

McLaughlin said.

To complement this

tried-and-true methodology,

Graeter’s is offering

a limited edition graduation

deluxe gift pack to

let your party guests try

the shop’s favorite flavors.

The graduation deluxe gift

pack ($119.95) includes

12 pints, including banana

chocolate chip, strawberry

cheesecake, black raspberry

chocolate chip, peanut

butter chocolate chip, mint

chocolate chip, Madagascar

vanilla bean, toffee

chocolate chip, mocha

chocolate chip and butter


Graeter’s Ice Cream,

940 Green Bay Road,

Winnetka, is open 11 a.m.-

10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday

and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

For more

information, call (847)


Story by Ben Weinstein,

Editorial Intern

Taco bar — An Apple A

Day Catering, Glencoe

High school graduation

is a great reason to

get the whole family together

for an evening.

Gathering a large group

Michael’s Italian beef sandwich ($55 per dozen) is

loaded with roasted beef, sweet peppers and hot

giardiniera on an Italian roll. Courtney Jacquin/22nd

Century Media

The brisket ($16.95 per pound), one of JD’s Q & Brew’s

signature catering items, serves approximately three

people. Chris Pullam/22nd Century Media

of people, however, also

means that you’re gathering

a wide-range of tastes.

That’s where An Apple A

Day Catering, of Glencoe,

comes in.

An Apple A Day, 317

Park Ave., knows what

works when catering on

(and beyond) the North

Shore. And well they

should — the catering service,

which also operates

Meg’s Cafe, has been perfecting

its craft for more

than 20 years.

As veterans of the catering

industry, they’ve found

their taco bar to be a celebrated

option for events

like graduation parties. At

$16.50 per person with

a minimum group size

of 12, An Apple A Day’s

taco bar typically includes

three different meats (chosen

between fish, short

rib, chicken, shrimp and

salmon), rice, beans, chips,

salsa and guacamole. The

buffet-style meal is perfect

for events like graduation;

a love of tacos is the one

thing that most entire families

can agree upon.

Whether you choose

several different stations

or a single taco-centric

graduation buffet, An Apple

A Day will undoubtedly

send seniors out into

the world in a fun and delicious


Meg’s Cafe, where An

Apple A Day Catering operates,

is open 10 a.m.-8

p.m. Monday-Friday and

9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information,

call (847) 835-2620

or visit anappleadaycatering.com.

Story by Ben Weinstein,

Editorial Intern

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26 | May 25, 2017 | The highland park landmark sports


Boys track and field

Rosenfeld Giants’ lone state qualifier

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

For the first time in six

years, there is a new boys

track and field champion

on the North Shore. Evanston,

which had won every

sectional title since 2012

and eight of the past 10,

was dethroned by Prospect

May 18 at the Niles West

Sectional in Skokie.

Prospect, which finished

second in last year’s sectional,

came away with

96 points, 31 better than

the Wildkits, who finished

second with 65 points.

New Trier tied Glenbrook

North for fourth with 54

points apiece.

Highland Park finished

10th, tallying 19 points.

The Giants will send one

runner downstate, Jonathan

Rosenfeld. Rosenfeld

came on strong down the

stretch to squeeze in and

finish second in the race.

“There was no way I was

going to get third place at

sectionals my senior year,”

Rosenfeld said. “That was

always going through my

head. Last 300, last 200 of

my career, I was not going

to get outkicked my last

race. I channeled all the

workouts we’ve had and

just gave it everything. I

was going to leave it all

out there on the track and

if this was going to be my

last race, I might as well.

“My time would be a

personal best by three seconds.

I set my PR last season,

but haven’t been really

getting near it so this

was a big breakthrough.

Today was a real big day.”

The Trevians will be

sending four individuals to

Charleston next weekend,

led by Albert Yen won the

110 meter hurdles with a

time of 14.55 and the 300

meter hurdles with a time

of 39.24,

“I hit four hurdles during

the race, which is less

than normal actually,” Yen

said jokingly. “It didn’t affect

me though. I was able

to limit side-to-side movement

so I think that helped

me a lot too.”

Wei Chen was the second

Trevian runner to

qualify for the state meet

when he finished second in

the 400 m dash with a time

of 50.03

“I start the season by

telling the runners, I don’t

care about winning and

losing, I’m more of a guy

that likes the process of

teaching them to do the

best and not governing

them by others,” New

Trier coach Johnse Holt

said. “They’re oriented in

competition to beat somebody

else and I’m trying

to tell them that their best

competitor is themselves

and they need to overcome

their own obstacles. Everything

works itself out.

“Albert has the desire

and physical tools and if

you put them together,

good stuff happens. He’s

not afraid to make mistakes.”

Junior Patrick Norrick

qualified in the 3,200 run

with a time of 9:25.98 and

senior Will Shoup will be

making his first trip downstate

after finishing third

with a time of 9:25.98.

Like the Trevians, Glenbrook

North accumulated

54 points to tie for fourth.

Despite only qualifying

one individual and a relay

team, both put up impressive

numbers. The 3,200

meter relay team of Dana

Sullivan, Michael Ocasek,

Highland Park’s Nick Hirsch competes in the long jump Thursday, May 18 at the Niles West Sectional in Skokie.

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Ari Bosse and Kyle Foley

not only won the sectional

title, but set the fifth fastest

time in the state with a

time of 7:53.05. TJ Weinzimmer,

who is headed to

Valparaiso on a football

scholarship, will be the

lone individual qualifier

going downstate for the

Spartans, but he won the

long jump and finished

second in the triple jump.

Weinzimmer finished the

long jump with a distance

of 21-7.5 and triple jump

of 44-2.75.

“The 4x800 came in as

a two seed and we thought

they could drop some time

with a fast track and they

did,” Glenbrook North

coach Scott Lasky said.

“They dropped their time

by 11 seconds and set the

school record.

“I’m hoping this gives

them a lot of confidence

going into next week.

Luckily, most of this

group, except for one of

them, had seen what our

group did last year and

they did sort of the same

thing. Their seed time was

8:04 and they dropped 11

seconds and they saw the

group make finals last year,

which was something they

weren’t expected to do, so

I’m hoping they feed off

that and after seeing what

they did today, knowing

they can do it.”

Despite sending only

two teams to the state

meet, the 400 and 800 relays,

Lake Forest coach

John Brumund-Smith was

happy with his team’s performance,

especially since

both relay teams had a different

look than they had

in the past.

“This is the first year

we haven’t had a team full

of football players,” Brumund-Smith

said. “This is

more of a team, not just a

bunch of fast guys.”

The Scouts 400 relay

team of Liam Pooler, Brian

Sullivan, Tyler Trachsel

and Landon Edwards finished

third with a qualifying

time of 42.65, .01

faster than the state cutoff

time of 42.66. The 800 relay

team, consisting of the

same four runners, also

squeaked into the state finals,

finishing in a time of

1:29.17, .13 faster than the

cutoff time.

“None of those four

have made it to state before,

they had been alternates

before,” the coach

added. “That was the goal

coming into the season

after we graduated all our

state qualifiers from last


“They made it by .01

in the 400 and we did the

math, that’s three-anda-half

inches. If they’re

three-and-a-half inches

back, they don’t make it.”

Sophomore Dimtry

Manesiotis was the highest

finisher for Glenbrook

South, finishing fourth in

the shot put, with a throw

of 48-10. Jack Kelly, a senior

pole vaulter, came just

short of hitting the statequalifying

height of 13-7,

finishing at 13-1.

The state meet will be

May 25-27 at Eastern Illinois

University in Charleston.

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the highland park landmark | May 25, 2017 | 27

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Jack Greenwald

Greenwald is a junior first baseman,

outfielder and pitcher on the Highland

Park High School baseball team.

How long have you been playing

baseball and how did you get

started with it?

A lot of the juniors on our (HPHS)

team started a fall back team a while

back, maybe 2nd or 3rd grade. My dad

and Noah Shutan’s dad put us on a team

and that became our first travel team. I

started playing before that when my dad

got me into it; he always wanted me to

play baseball.

What’s the most

challenging aspect of

playing baseball?

All the time it takes up. Junior year,

the ACT and your grades are really important,

as well as homework. We have

practice every day and we have games

two to four times a week and then you

go out with your team to dinner after the

games and might not get home until 9.

So it’s a process, it’s a long season.

What’s your favorite professional

baseball game you’ve gone to?

I was fortunate enough to go to a

couple of Cubs playoff games last year

and I was at Game 6 of the NLCS. But

I’d say my favorite was probably Game

1 of the NLCS when (Miguel) Montero

hit the grand slam to take the lead. It

was pretty cool to be there.

What’s one sport you don’t play

but would like to try sometime?

I always say I wish I was good at

hockey because it would be a really fun

sport to be good at, but I don’t know

how to skate at all. That’s usually part

of the problem. Being able to skate and

deke and shoot would be cool.

If you could have any superpower,

what would it be and why?

Probably flying. It just would be cool

to go wherever you want and you could

leave whenever you want.

Who’s the one MLB player you’d

say your game most

relates to?

Probably Anthony Rizzo since he

plays first and is a lefty. We have similar

gloves and last year when I first got

called up to varsity I was wearing No.


What do you listen to in

order to get pumped up

before a game?

I usually listen to a little country.

What was the biggest adjustment

playing with wood bats last


I missed all summer last year because

I broke my wrist during practice but

obviously it’s much easier to hit the ball

with the metal bats. I think it’s good

though to get practice with wooden bats

in the summer since it doesn’t mean

much but it helps with bat speed and

driving the ball.

What’s the best coaching advice

you’ve ever received?

My dad has always told me not to

give up on it and don’t change your

mentality when I don’t do well.

What’s the best part of being an

athlete at HPHS?

Easily the teammates. These seniors

on our team are so cool and the majority

of my friends I’ve made are through

playing for the baseball and basketball


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Going Places

All-conference Kriss shipping up to Boston

Courtney Jacquin, Editor

When Veronica Kriss

started high school, becoming

a Division I college

runner was the furthest

thing from her mind.

She didn’t even consider

herself a competitive runner

until her junior year

at Highland Park High


Now the two-time allconference

cross country

runner will be running

track and cross-country at

Boston University in the


“I didn’t really get competitive

in running until

last year, so after my love

for running really bloomed

last year, I was thinking

about it and I was like, ‘I

can’t go through college

without running.’ ”

Kriss transformed into

a serious runner between

her sophomore and junior

years. Her personal best

3-mile time during the

2014 season was 22:22.

By her junior year, the

time was shaved down

to 18:40. By this school

year’s Central Suburban

League Championship in

October, her personal best

dropped to 18:23.7.

“Continuing to train and

seeing my results and getting

better made me really

excited to continue competing

and really seeing

how far I could come with

my running. Seeing how

much I could accomplish

What’s This?

Going Places is a summer feature series spotlighting

local student-athletes ready to continue their athletic

and academic careers at the collegiate level. At least

one Going Places article will run each week throughout

the summer. To nominate or recommend a studentathlete

for the series, email Sports Editor Derek Wolff at



motivated me a lot.”

Deciding to run at Boston

University was a decision

dictated in part by

academics. Kriss plans on

pursuing a career in physical

therapy, so when she

began to look at colleges,

she focused on schools

with strong PT programs.

“Marquette University

and BU were my top

choices because of their

physical therapy programs,”

Kriss said. “I visited

Boston and just fell in

love with the city, and I got

to know some of the runners

on the team and I really

liked them. Once I got

into the physical therapy

program I was like, ‘OK,

this is where I’m going to

go.’ ”

Boston University’s

cross-country and track

teams compete in the Patriot

League against American

U., Army, Bucknell,

Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette,

Lehigh, Loyola

(Md.) and Navy. The

women’s cross-country

team took sixth place at

the 2016 Patriot League

Championship. The Terriers

took the No. 2 spot in

the 2017 Patriot League

outdoor track and field


Kriss recently had a

stand-out performance

in the CSL North conference

championship May

4, finishing first in both the

1,600- and 3,200-meter

runs, running a personal

best in the 3,200 with a

time of 11:21.17.

Kriss learned in her high

school athletic career the

value of hard work and

how it can take a person

to the next level, a lesson

she’ll take to her NCAA


“The most important

thing I learned in track is

that a person can accomplish

way more than they

think they can,” Kriss said.

“I started out as a really

slow runner, and I have

really improved a lot. Just

putting in the hard work

can really make a difference

and totally change a


But this is just the beginning

for Kriss.

“I’m really excited to

see how fast I can get.”


Senior Night Delights

Staff report

The Highland Park High

School baseball team lost

to Warren, 11-5, on Senior

Night on Thursday, May

18, at Wolters Field in

Highland Park.

The Giants were able to

celebrate however as they

won the Central Suburban

League’s North Division

title earlier in the week.

The Giants pose with their CSL North Division plaque.

Highland Park baseball seniors pose with their parents before taking on Warren in a senior night contest on

Thursday, May 18, at Wolters Field in Highland Park. photos submitted

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the highland park landmark | May 25, 2017 | 29

NCAA track and field champion to lead new club

Training open to all

area athletes

Matt Yan


Allie Boudreau

is no

stranger to

winning. An




NCAA indoor



pion in the pentathlon as a

senior at Illinois Wesleyan,

she is one of the most decorated

track and field athletes

to ever come out of

this area.

The Deerfield native

has returned to the North

Shore with plans to start

a new track and field club

with TCBoost, the Northbrook-based

sports training


The club’s inaugural

summer schedule runs

June 12-Aug. 11 and is

open to all high school

athletes in the area. Members

will spend two days

a week working out at the

Glenbrook North track and

two more doing plyometric

and strength training at


As a prep athlete, Boudreau

would train with her

Deerfield teammates at

their summer track camps.

Outside of that and the

regular high school season,

there was little structure

or oversight.

“When I was in high

school (2007-11) there was

nothing like this (training)

at least that I was aware

of,” Boudreau said.

Her senior year she

worked with a general

sports performance coach.

Then at Illinois Wesleyan,

she received structured

workouts and sports-specific

training that greatly

improved her agility.

Now she hopes to give

local student-athletes the


training she missed out on

as a teenager.

Today there are a host

of options for the average

athlete looking to get an

edge on the opposition.

The North Shore market

alone includes TCBoost,

EFT Sports Performance,

Bystol Performance Center,

the Chicago Sports

Institute and FitSpeed, to

name a few.

Boudreau wants to pioneer

a track and field revolution

of sorts, creating

more year-round opportunities

for runners and field

athletes, and even players

from other sports looking

to supplement their training.

“These kids now have

these opportunities at facilities

like ours,” she said.

“You’re getting the best of

both worlds — not only

getting speed training,

you’re getting strength,

stamina, lactic threshold,

endurance, all these different

energy systems.”

Among those who have

already benefited from

Boudreau’s personalized

training is Emily Silge, a

Lake Forest resident and

Carmel Catholic runner.

Silge was runner-up in

both the 200- and 400-meter

dashes at the Richmond-Burton


qualifying for state in both


“She dropped close to

four seconds from outdoor

last year to indoor

this year,” Boudreau said.

“She’s going to be somebody

that will definitely

be looking to compete at

the regional and national


Highland Park junior

sprinter Michael Menaker

has been working out at

TCBoost since August of

last year and also plans

on taking advantage of

the summer training. During

this season, he trained

three times a week at TC-

Boost on top of his regular

schedule with the Giants.

“It’s been good. I’ve

definitely improved a ton

from last season,” Menaker


The summer club will

also give members a

chance to compete at USA

Track and Field sanctioned

meets. Both JV and varsity

athletes are welcome to


“It definitely was something

that I wish that I had

had when I was in high

school,” Boudreau said of

the club she now heads.

“Now that these performance

facilities are popping

up like they are, it’s

an opportunity for kids

not to treat summer like a

coasting time but to go all

in and improve.”

More information is

available at www.TC-


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Giants Varsity



■May ■ 25 - Regional

semifinal vs. Lake Zurich

(Wolters Baseball Field),

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 27 - Regional final vs.

TBD, 11 a.m.

■ ■June 1 - at Glenbrook

South, sectional semifinal

vs. TBD


■May ■ 25 - IHSA State Finals

at Hersey, TBD

■May ■ 26 - IHSA State Finals

at Hersey, TBD

■May ■ 27 - IHSA State Finals

at Hersey, TBD


■May ■ 25 - IHSA State Meet

at Eastern Illinois University,


■May ■ 26 - IHSA State Meet


■May ■ 27 - IHSA State Meet



From Page 31

comes the second Highland

Park middle distance

runner in the last three

seasons to earn a medal

at state. Charlotte Nawor

took seventh in the

1,600-meter run to finish

the 2014-15 campaign.

All the other Highland

Park medals have been

earned in the field events,

sprints, relay events or

hurdles. Nyjah Lane has

earned the most medals for

Highland Park with three.

She has earned two in the

100-meter dash and one in

the 400-meter relay.

Kriss will have a chance

to earn more than three

during her four year career.

“At the beginning of the

season, she was a clean

slate,” Butler said. “We did

not know what to expect.

She is such a competitor

and not only shows it in

meets, but in practice. She

is unbelievable at time.

Overall, Charlotte set the

bar pretty high. It gives our

future athletes something to

shoot for. We are extremely

pleased with her.”

Lake Forest’s Haley

Click left O’Brien Field

with exactly what she

wanted: some hardware.

The 300-meter hurdler,

who finished eighth in

46.31 seconds, was just

hoping for a little more

prestigious hardware than

she earned.

“I watched the video

of the race and I was in

fourth before the second to

last hurdle,” explained the

5-foot-10-inch senior. “I

studder-stepped that hurdle

and it really messed me

up and pushed me back.

There was just not enough

time to recover. Had I

done it earlier in the race,

I might have been able to

move up.”

While she is closing the

books on her high school

career, she still has four

more years to go as she

will be competing for the

University of Michigan

next year.

“I feel like I have so

much more to accomplish,”

said Click. I am

super excited about competing

for them. It is a

great school and a great


Click was one of four

seniors to earn a medal in

the race. Naperville North

sophomore Halle Bieber

took first with a time of

43.16 seconds.

Click earned the right

to compete in the finals

by running a time of 45.44

seconds in the IHSA Prelims

on Friday. She kicked

off the 300-meter hurdle

prelims by winning the

first heat.

While she was the only

Lake Forest Scout to make

the finals, the Scouts had

two other individual competitors

earn trips to the

Class 3A Prelims and three

relays make their way

there as well. Their finishes

are as follows”

Emma Milburn, a Scout

junior, finished sixth in the

third heat of the 800-meter

run. She finished in

2:18.14. Chicago Mather

junior Rebecca Odusola

grabbed the final qualifying

spot with a time of 2:16.74.

Olivia Vallone completed

her career by running a

15.37 in the 100-meter hurdles.

She finished fourth

in the first heat. Another

senior, Rock Island’s Cedreahna

Kennedy, grabbed

the final qualifying spot

with a time of 15.13.

Lake Forest’s team of

Grace Bently, Courtney

Schmidt, Erika Marchant

and Sydney Barber fished

the 3,200-meter relay in

10:03.58. They were seventh

in the first heat. The

only senior of the four is

Barber, while the rest are

all slated to return in one

year. A team from York

ran a time of 9:35.72 to

grab the final qualifying

spot. Like Lake Forest, the

Dukes have three underclassmen

on the team.

Click was the lead-off

leg in the 400-meter relay.

The Scouts finished seventh

in the third heat with

a time of 50.07 seconds.

Click joined forces with

Sydeny Leonardi, Kamila

Obrzut and Ana Francesca

Curry. A time of 48.62 seconds

or faster was needed

to make the finals. Alton

grabbed the final qualifying

spot with that time.

In the final event of the

IHSA Class 3A Prelims,

the 1,600-meter relay,

Lake Forest combined the

talents of Click, Bently,

Barber and Milburn to run

a time of 4:02.58. They

were sixth in the first heat.

The final team to earn a

qualifying spot was downstate

O’Fallon, who finished

in 4:01.06.

30 | May 25, 2017 | The highland park landmark sports


Resilient Giants fall short in regional semifinal

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

Highland Park is accustomed

to overcoming


Although the Giants

only trailed by a goal at

the half during the Class

4A Mundelein Regional

semifinals, it had been

a struggle against No. 8

seed Mundelein.

But Highland Park was

more aggressive on offense

in the second half

and looked like a different

team. That, along with

the terrific play of goalie

Maile Lunardi, helped the

No. 9 seed in the Warren

Sectional send the game

to overtime.

In extra time, however,

the Mustangs scored late

in the first overtime period

to win 2-1 on Tuesday,

May 16, in Mundelein.

The Giants played better

after the first half, but

Lunardi thwarted Mundelein

breakaway opportunities

throughout the game.

The Mustangs, however,

converted one when they

needed to, as Kate Hay

scored one-on-one against

Lunardi with 39 seconds

left in the first of two

10-minute overtime periods.

“Maile and Sarah Stahlberger

were the players of

the game for us,” Highland

Park coach Kate

Straka said. “Maile made

so many breakaway saves.

I think if it had been just

about any other keeper in

the state, this game would

have been a lot different.

But she was phenomenal.

She’s playing at the

next level and Texas-Rio

Grande Valley is getting

a heck of a goalie. And

Sarah at midfield brought

a lot of pressure and speed

and her goal and overall

play reenergized us.”

Mundelein’s Leah

Goldman scored six minutes

into the game. Stahlberger

tied it for the Giants

in the 14th minute

of the second half. Mundelein

attackers managed

to move the ball up the

field quickly, but could

not convert many of their

chances because of Lunardi’s

play (12 saves). In

the second half, Lunardi

twice left the net to challenge

shots in one-on-one

situations, making diving

stops in both situations.

It was a solid team defensive

effort, especially

given the injuries Highland

Park’s defense sustained

this season.

“Our defense has had

its bumps and bruises,”

Straka said. “We have two

defenders that have been

out for the season. Sydney

Cohen just came back

from a broken ankle and

this was her first full game

all season. Ryan Cary had

played every minute of

every game but then went

out early in this game with

an injury. So that’s a lot to

make up for. It’s a testament

to the defenders we

had out there and also to

Maile because she makes

everyone more confident

knowing that we have her

in the net.”

Even though the Giants

(12-8) came up short,

Straka praised the team’s


“We loved to come

from behind,” Straka

said. “We weren’t able to

pull it off today but we

had five games where we

came back and won in the

final 15 minutes. We had

three that we won on penalty

kicks. We beat Maine

Junior Sarah Shiner keeps the ball away from two Mundelein players during the ninth-seeded Giants’ 2-1 overtime

loss to No. 8 seed Mundelein in the Class 4A regional semifinal Tuesday, May 16, in Mundelein. Photos by Miroslaw

Pomian/22nd Century Media

Sophomore Jolie Carl dribbles the soccer ball.

South and beat some

tough competitors. This

season has really helped

move the program forward

in a big way.”

And there’s plenty of

reason for excitement for

next season as Highland

Park only graduates five


“We have a very strong

sophomore class,” Straka

said. “Jolie (Carl) was

our leading scorer as a

sophomore. Sarah was

our second-leading scorer

as a sophomore. A lot of

our returning starters were

sophomores this year.

So there’s a lot to look

forward to and there’s a

lot of potential for next

year to be an exciting


hplandmark.com sports

the highland park landmark | May 25, 2017 | 31

22nd century media file


Stars of the week

1. Maile Lunardi


Lunardi had 12

saves to keep the

Highland Park

High School girls

soccer team in a

playoff matchup

with Mundelein,

though the Giants

ultimately dropped

the match, 2-1.

2. Stephanie Kriss

The sensational

freshman runner

continued to

improve on a

standout first

season by placing

eighth at the meet,

earning All-State

honors in the


3. Alex Brown/Zion



Middle School’s

Alex Brown, a

7th-grader and

Zion Griffin, an

8th-grader, had

stellar outings

last weekend to

advance to the

state track meet.

Girls Track and Field

Listen Up

“We weren’t able to pull it off today but

we had five games where we came back

and won in the final 15 minutes.”

Kate Straka— On the girls soccer team’s resiliency.

Freshman earns All-State medal with 800 finals performance

Daniel L. Chamness

Freelance Reporter

For Highland Park

freshman Stephanie Kriss,

she could not have imagined

or dreamed a season

like this.

As good as an eighth

place finish is, the future

for freshman is very

bright. She finished the

race in 2:16.84 to take

eighth place in the 800

meters at the Illinois High

School Association Class

3A State Girls Track and

Field Finals, held May 18-

20 at Eastern Illinois University

in Charleston.

Emily Stegmeier, an Elk

Grove Village senior, won

the race in 2:14.72.

“i was extremely nervous,”

Kriss said. “I wanted

to run about two seconds

faster and be around

2:14. I need to keep training

hard and adjust my

training just a little bit. I

peaked a little earlier in the

season. I need to peak later

in the season. I am looking

forward to the cross

country season and then

track. At the beginning

of the season, I could not

have dreamed that I would

make it to state.”

With her progress this

season culminating in

making the final of the

800, Kriss became one

of only two freshman to

earn All-State status. The

other, Lake Villa based

tune in

What to watch this week

BOYS TRACK: The Giants head to Eastern Illinois

University for the state meet.

• Highland Park at IHSA State Championship, 4:30

p.m., Thursday, May 25-27, EIU, Charleston.

Lakes High School’s Olivia

Schmitt, finished in

2:16.63 and took sixth.

The field was that evenly

matched as the All-State

nine finished within 2.29

seconds of each other. Of

the athletes in the race, five

were seniors. The top four

positions were all seniors.

The other two all state positions

were occupied by

two juniors.

“Physically, Stephanie

is so strong,” Highland


28 - Baseball

27 - Athlete of the Week

Park assistant coach Andy

Butler said. “She had a

breakout race at Palatine.

She and the coaches were

hoping she would be able

to duplicate that performance.”

In Friday’s prelims, she

was even faster. The freshman

finished in 2:16.04

and was second in the

second heat of the day to

qualify for the finals.

With the finish, she be-

Please see track, 29

Highland Park freshman Stephanie Kriss competes in the Class 3A 800-Meter Run prelim race at the IHSA Track and Field State Prelim on Friday,

May 19, at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Chris Johns/PhotoNews Media

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Derek Wolff. Send

any questions or comments to d.wolff@22ndcenturymedia.


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Late game push not

enough for Giants

in regional

semifinal, Page 30

kriss bliss

Freshman medals at state meet,

Page 31

Solo State

Giants qualify one runner

for state, Page 26

Highland Park’s Sarah Stahlberger kicks the

ball into play during the ninth-seeded Giants’

2-1 overtime loss to No. 8 seed Mundelein in the

Class 4A regional semifinal Tuesday, May 16, in

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