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Lake Forest and Lake Bluff’s hometown newspaper LakeForestLeader.com • August 17, 2017 • Vol. 3 No. 27 • $1




Flooded course

Deerpath Golf Course

approved for renovations to

help with flooding, Page 3

Golden Arches

With departure of Lake

Forest McDonald’s, debate

over property rises, Page 6

wall of

excellence Lake Forest

High School Boosters to

reveal mural, Page 14

Lake Bluff Firefighter

Sean Bjork (left), hands

Aimee Kaiser, of Lake

Bluff, a ear of corn during

the Corn Roast at the

Lake Bluff Farmers Market

on Friday, Aug. 11. Alyssa

Groh/22nd Century Media

Lake Bluff Farmers Market hosts Corn Fest, Page 4


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In this week’s


Police Reports9

Pet of the Week10



Faith Briefs21

Quick Bites22

Home of the Week24

Athlete of the Week27

The Lake Forest


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Alyssa Groh x21


SPORTS editor

Erin Redmond x35


Sales director

Teresa Lippert, x22


real estate agent

Elizabeth Fritz, x19


Classified sales,

Recruitment Advertising

Jess Nemec, 708.326.9170, x46


Legal Notices

Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51



Joe Coughlin, x16


Managing Editor

Eric DeGrechie, x23


AssT. Managing Editor

Megan Bernard, x24



Andrew Nicks



Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30


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Back to School


3 p.m. Aug. 17, Lake

Forest Library, 360 E.

Deerpath Road, Lake Forest.

All day fun at the Library.

Coloring, film festival,

raffles, games, prizes

and Yummy cookies. For

more information, visit



Summer Modern Floral

Design Workshop

10 a.m. Aug. 19, Lake

Forest Flowers, 546 N.

Western Ave, Lake Forest.

We’ll explore pave’ deisgn

techniques using summer

flowers and succulents. All

flowers and container included

in the workshop fee

of $75. This event is for

ages 15 and up. Register

online at www.lakeforestflowers.com.

Shakespeare in the Parks -

The Gulling of Malvolio

3 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20,

The Grove Cultural Center,

50 E. Old Mill Road,

Lake Forest. CenterStage

in Lake Forest presents

“The Gulling of Malvolio.”

All the funniest scenes

of Shakespeare’s Twelfth

Night in only 80 minutes

of fun, laughter and music.

Bring a blanket or a lawn

chair, bring a picnic. Admission

is free. For more

information, visit www.




Deerpath Golf Course Club


Aug. 19 and 20, Deerpath

Golf Course, 500 W.

Deerpath Road, Lake Forest.

Play your way to victory.

Enter the Deerpath

Golf Course Club Championship

and compete

against other players in

your division for the title.

36 holes stroke play. For

more information, visit



Safety Town Jr.

9-11 a.m. Aug. 21 and

22, Gorton Community

Center, 400 E. Illiniois

Road, Lake Forest. Following

the huge success

of Safety Town in May,

Gorton Community Center

is offering Safety Town Jr.

for children ages 3 and 4.

On Aug. 21, the Lake Forest

Police Department will

visit to talk about parking

lot safety, stranger danger

and what police officers

do to protect people. On

Aug. 22, the Lake Bluff

Fire Department will visit

and teach the children

about Fire Safety, how

to stop, drop and roll and

give them the chance to

see what a real fire fighter

in all their gear looks like.

Signup at www.gortoncenter.org.


Great String Serenades

10:30 a.m. Aug. 23,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Summer is here. Enhance

the easygoing days

of August with the velvety

sounds of beautiful

strings. Jim Kendros will

share the incredible String

Serenades of Tchaikovsky

and Dvorak. Jim will discuss

the lives of each

composer, and you’ll gain

valuable insights into the

music. Registration is due

one week prior. For more

information, call (847)



Be Discovered Using

Facebook, Twitter and G+

10:15 a.m. Aug. 24, Career

Resource Center, 40

E. Old Mill Road, Suite

105, Lake Forest. Since

so many recruiters and

companies are using social

media to target candidates,

it can be an excellent way

to expand your network

and connect with your job.

This event is free for members.

For more information,

call (847) 295-5626.


Three-day Needlepoint

Class with Jill Rigoli

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug.

25-27, The Forest Needle,

1341 Western Ave., Lake

Forest. Join us with one

of our favorite nationally

known teachers. Lunches

are included. Register at

(847) 235-2407. Deposit


LF/LB Indian Guides &

Princesses Recruitment


2-5 p.m. Sunday Aug.

27, Townline Community

Park, 1555 Kennedy Road,

Lake Forest. Open to

boys and girls pre-k–sixth

grade. It’s an opportunity

for new and prospective

members to learn about the

Fox Nation Indian Guides

& Princess program and

how we help create Father-

Child experiences that will

last two lifetimes. This

free event features BBQ,

as well as games and activities

for all. Open to the

whole family. For more

information, visit www.


LFBA Tryouts

3:30-7:15 p.m. Monday,

Aug. 28, and Tuesday,

Aug. 29, Lake Forest

Recreation Department,

400 Hastings Road, Lake

Forest. The Lake Forest

Baseball Association

will host tryouts for its

9U, 10U and 11U squads.

The 9U tryouts will be

held from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

both days, while the 10U

team tryouts will run from

4:30-5:45 p.m. both days.

The 12U squad will tryout

from 6-7:15 p.m. on both

days. For more information

and to register your

child, visit www.LFBA.



Eyeglass Recycling

Through Aug. 32, Lake

Forest Library, 360 E.

Deerpath Road, Lake Forest.

Donate glasses as a

part of the library’s campaign,

Changing Lives,

One Pair at a Time. Donated

eyeglasses are recycled

and reused to help children,

adults and seniors

read. For more information,

visit www.lakeforestlibrary.com.

Wildlife Discovery Center


11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays,

1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest. To

honor the 20th anniversary

of the Wildlife Discovery

center, the WDC is offering

family-friendly activities

every Saturday. For

more information, contact

Rob Carmichael at (847)


Elawa Farm Garden


8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays

and Saturdays, Elawa

Farm, 1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest. Head

to Elawa Farm’s weekly

garden market to buy farm

grown produced, seedlings

from the greenhouse and

home and garden gifts. For

more information, visit


Monthly Blood Pressure


10-11 a.m. on the second

Monday of every month,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road. Free blood

pressure checks to anyone

50 years old and older.

Pickle Ball

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, Lake Forest

Recreation Center, 400

Hastings Road. Come on

out and play America’s

fastest growing sport. Purchase

four days of play for

$15 or pay a $5 drop-in


CROYA Weekly Meetings

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

Tuesdays and Wednesdays,

CROYA, 400 Hastings

Road, Lake Forest.

Take a mid-week break to

make friends, learn about

volunteer opportunities,

vote on community events,

join a CROYA subcommittee,

take on leadership

roles and have fun. The

middle school meetings

are 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays at

CROYA. The high school

meetings are 7-8 p.m. on

Wednesdays at CROYA.

Toastmasters Club

Noon-1 p.m. first and

third Tuesdays of the

month, Lake Forest Graduate

School of Management,

1905 W. Field Drive, Lake

Forest. Toastmasters is an

international organization

that aims to help communication

and leadership

skills for professional and

personal growth with unlimited

potential. This club

is open to all. Visit lfgsm.

toastmastersclubs.org for

more information.

Wildlife Discovery Center

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday,

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

Wildlife Discovery

Center, 1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest. The

Wildlife Discovery Center

is a living natural history

museum. The learning journey

brings visitors face-toface

with a variety of reptiles,

amphibians, birds and

mammals. Admission is

free. For more information,

call (847) 810-3663.

To submit an item for the

community calendar, contact

Editor Alyssa Groh at


or (847) 272-4565 ext. 21.

Entries are due by noon on

the Thursday prior to publication


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Documents: City Manager aware of holding track four years ago

Robert Kiely:

‘No recollection’

of attending or

speaking during

2012 webinar

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Lake Forest residents

were surprised to learn in

October 2016 there was a

proposal to build a freight

train holding track in Lake

Forest, and the City only

had a month to react to


It appears now, after The

Lake Forest Leader reviewed

public documents,

that despite its claims, the

City had known for years

about the plans.

According to a log from

a 2012 webinar by The

Wisconsin Department of

Transportation, not only

did Lake Forest City Manager

Robert Kiely participate

in the session on the

holding track, he posed a

question to WisDot.

At a City Council meeting

in Nov. 7, 2016, Kiely

repeatedly stated that he

had no prior knowledge of

the holding track.

“(At that meeting) I had

no recollection of participating

in the [webinar],”

Kiely told The Leader on

Monday, Aug. 14. “That

meeting took place three

years ago, and I had no

recollection of participating

in the webinar.”

Lake Forest residents

first learned about the

Hiawatha Expansion

project, which included

plans to build a milelong

freight train holding

track in Lake Forest, on

Oct. 12, 2016, and began

asking questions during

the City’s Annual Town

Hall meeting on Nov. 1,


Discussion about the

holding track continued

during the City Council

meeting on Nov. 7, 2016,

when residents and council

members alike expressed

their frustration

with the proposal and the

minimal time they had

to react to it. The open

comment session of the

track’s environmental assessment

ended Nov. 15,

2016, giving the City just

over a month to express


During the City Council

meeting on Nov. 7,

2016, residents learned

the project’s environmental

assessment had been

ongoing since 2012 and

questioned why the council

was just reporting the


Kiely admitting that

he received emailed invitations

to a webinar

but told residents that the

city did not participate in


“There was a webinar in

2012 and I think a webinar

in 2014,” Kiely said during

the Nov. 7 City Council

meeting. “...There is no

record that we did participate,”

he continued.

An email obtained from

a Freedom of Information

Act show that Kiely was

personally thanked for

“participating in the Chicago-Milwaukee


coordination webinar on

Dec. 2.”

At the webinar, according

to the log, Kiely asked

IDOT a question. This is

what is noted: “Bob Kiely

of Lake Forest said that he

is aware that the stop in

“I think we would disagree with the residents

that we haven’t been transparent. We have given

information out when it is available.”

-Robert Kiely — Lake Forest City Manager told The Leader on Monday,

Aug. 14 referring to a letter from residents addressing his involvement in

Hiawatha Expansion project in 2012.

Lake Forest is not included

within the Chicago-Milwaukee


assessment] and that the

project is not precluded

by the [environmental assessment]

work, but will

the proposed improvement

projects help Lake Forests’s

chance of getting a


Following the webinar,

Kiely sent out a memo,

which he asked to be kept

“confidential,” to Metra

and WisDot officials asking

for comments on his

draft resolution, which

endorsed the freight train

holding track as “reasonable

and acceptable to the


“I would prefer that you

keep this document confidential

as it has not been

circulated in Lake Forest,”

Kiely wrote in the memo.

Kiley told The Leader

Monday he wanted it confidential

because the City

does not make preliminary

drafts public.

“When the email was

sent to the people at Wis-

Dot and IDOT it was in the

draft stages of the resolution,”

he said. “We never

make preliminary drafts

public drafts while they

are being prepared. So it

was made public before

the City Council, and the

City Council chose not to

act on it but that was during

that phase or stage in

which that resolution was

still being drafted.”

Mayor: Prior knowledge

‘would not have had an


Residents of Academy

Woods neighborhood,

Pine Oaks condo association

and others posted a

letter to Facebook Aug.

2 that they claimed was

sent to Lake Forest Mayor

Robert T.E. Lansing and

the members of the City

Council. Lansing, however,

said the letter has not

been sent to him but he has

seen the letter.

In the letter, the residents

not only spoke about

discovering Kiely’s prior

knowledge of the project,

but also expressed how

they felt about the lack of


“We write to notify you

of egregious violations

of the principles of honesty

and truthfulness in the

Lake Forest City Manager’s

office that threaten to

undermine the credibility

of City Hall and destroy

the trust of City residents

in their leadership,” the

letter says.

Despite their claims,

Kiely disagrees, saying

the City does not want to

make information public


“I think we would disagree

with the residents

that we haven’t been transparent,”

Kiely said. “We

have given information

out when it is available.

There are times when we

are pushing WisDot to do

additional testing and until

we had confirmation that

the testing was underway

we are not going to be out

there saying anything.”

Despite never directly

receiving the letter from

the residents who wrote it,

Lansing wrote a response

letter to them.

“There may have been

conversations in 2012 and

2014 that our City Manager

does not specifically

recollect, however, that

does not justify the statements

and the offensive

assertion that somehow

the City is not promoting

a community spirit of

trust, respect, and citizen

involvement,” he said in

the letter.

He also stated that

whether a City staff member

was aware of the

proposal years ago and

may have participated in

a meeting where it was

discussed, it “would not

have had an impact on the


Lansing also spoke

visit us online at www.LAKEFORESTLEADER.com

about the issue of the holding

track and the process it

has gone through.

“All Lake Forest residents

should also know

[the] City Council has

fully evaluated the proposed

project from many

perspectives and, at present,

finds no basis under

which the City should take

any formal legal action at

this time,” he wrote in the


He also commented

on the City’s support of

the expansion long before

the proposal became


“The City Council and

I are always mindful of

our duties to balance the

local interests of those

living in proximity to

the Milwaukee District

North line with Lake Forest’s

overall, long-term

best interests,” the letter

reads. “Long before the

proposed rail infrastructure

project and the draft

[environmental assessment]

became public, our

community has supported

the improvement and expansion

of commuter rail

service throughout Lake

Forest. We have worked

consistently with state

and federal legislators to

accomplish this goal. Regardless

of the outcome

of the [environmental assessment],

we are committed

to pursuing safer,

expanded and more convenient

commuter rail

service. We believe this is

in the best long-term interests

of all Lake Forest


The Leader attempted

to contact the resident

who sent in the letter

and never received a


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Farmers’ Market

Alyssa Groh, Editor

It is not every day you

see people eager to eat

corn on the cob at 9 a.m.

on a Friday, but at the Lake

Bluff Farmers’ Market on

Friday, Aug. 11, residents

enjoyed ears of corn at the

annual Corn Roast.

Each year, the Lake Bluff

Farmers’ Market Committee

provides fresh, free

roasted ears of corn for

market attendees as part

of the annual Corn Roast.

Lake Bluff residents and

community members from

surrounding areas waited in

lines for free roasted corn

as part of a tradition for the


Lake Bluff Farmers’

Market Manager Gridley

Swanton said the Corn

Roast has been going on

for the past 18-20 years

and always brings in larger


“We have a great market,”

Swanton said. “This

is a big draw and a very

popular event.”

The Corn Roast was

started as a way to bring the

community to the market,

Swanton said. Each year,

the market hosts the Corn

Roast on the second Friday

of August, when the corn

is at its peak. Although the

market begins at 7 a.m., it

takes a while for the corn

to get roasted, so the corn

is not served until about 9


The hundreds of ears

of corn are bought by the

Farmers’ Market Committee

from Cashmore Produce

& Ponics, Six Generations

of Farmin’ Local and Twin

Garden Farms, who are all

vendors at this year’s market.

The committee uses its

funds each year to buy the

corn for residents, according

to Swanton.

After buying the corn, it

is roasted for approximately

a half-hour by the firefighters

before it is served

to the community.

Swanton said the Lake

Bluff Fire Department has

been volunteering to roast

and pass out the corn for

the past three or four years.

Sean Bjork, a Lake Bluff

firefighter and resident, has

been on the Farmers’ Market

Committee and agreed to

help roast the corn.

“It is great for them, and

it is great for us,” Swanton

said of the partnership.

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Lake Forest Plan Commission

Closure of McDonald’s leaves property’s future in dispute

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

The proposal to build a

new Chase Bank branch

at 884 S. Waukegan Road

sparked an emotional debate

at the Lake Forest

Plan Commission meeting

on Wednesday, Aug.

9. Chase Bank is requesting

a special use permit to

open a branch on the site

currently occupied by Mc-

Donald’s in the Settler’s

Square area.

Commissioners and

members of the general

public were divided over

the loss of McDonald’s and

the addition of a bank to a

district already crowded

with banks. A number of

questions were raised during

the discussion leading

to a 4 to 1 commission vote

to continue the public hearing

at the September meeting.

Jon Krissoff, market

director of real estate for

Chase Bank, made an initial

presentation regarding

plans for the new branch,

which would include a

drive-thru, walk-up ATM

and several enclosed offices

for personal bankers.

While he noted that routine

banking transactions often

take place via ATMs and

online, he said, “99.9 percent

of customers still want

a personal touch when they

are opening accounts, managing

their investments and

refinancing their mortgages.”

Architect Timothy Meseck

followed him with

drawings and blueprints for

the new building. He said

that the current McDonald’s

would be completely

demolished, but, “The proposed

bank would have a

footprint much the same as

the existing McDonald’s.”

He also said they will

preserve most of the trees

on the one-acre land parcel,

and the bank would

have a faux second story

for design consistency with

the adjacent Forest Square

Shopping Center.

When property owner

Drank Mariani and his uncle,

John Fiore, bought the

land 35 years ago, they sold

much of the land to make

way for the development of

Settler’s Square commercial

District. They still own

the parcel where McDonald’s

20-year lease expired

at the end of August.

“It wasn’t my idea to

put in a McDonald’s at that

location,” he said. “I was

asked by city officials and

the franchise owner, who

is a Lake Forest resident.

It was never a very viable


Mariani explained that

Starbucks was the first

business to approach him

about taking over the Mc-

Donald’s location.

“I happen to like where

the current Starbucks is,”

he said, referring to its location

in Forest Square, just

north of the McDonald’s

lot. He added that moving

the Starbucks would disrupt

the shopping center by

leaving a vacancy there.

Cathy Czerniak, the

city’s director of community

development, said that

the proposed Chase branch

would be joining Wintrust,

Fifth Third and The Private

Bank, to make four banks

within the block.

“The complaint about

too many banks has come

before the City in the past,

and that’s why a special use

permit is required for them

[in the B-1 zoning district],”

she explained.

She noted that another

concern from residents is

about what will happen

to the mural inside the

McDonald’s, which was

painted by a local artist.

On the other hand, from

the perspectives of traffic,

lighting, parking and

drainage, she does not see

any problems with the new

building. Commissioner

Michael Freeman questioned

Mariani about why

the McDonald’s lease was

not renewed.

Plan Commission Chairman

Michael Ley had a few

concerns and questions for


“Something doesn’t

compute for me in terms

of people doing more personal

banking. How many

people do you expect to

hire?” he asked Krissoff.

Krissoff said they would

hire eight to 10 people for

the new branch, and that

the building, at approximately

3600 square feet,

is much smaller than many

older bank buildings.

“As I drive down Route

41, I see other [Chase

branches], and I think to

myself, ‘Are those banks or

advertising monuments?’”

Ley said.

Krissoff assured him that

this branch is designed for

the future, and it will be


“I had several conversations

with the McDonald’s

owner, and he could not

offer terms that I could accept,”

Mariani explained,

adding that the new Bannockburn


south on Waukegan Road

has taken away business

from the Lake Forest restaurant.

Freeman suggested that

the city needs to take a

closer look at the ordinance

for the special use permit

before granting approval.

He pointed out that not only

are there other banks within

the district, but there is another

Chase branch in Lake

Forest on Illinois Road. He

questioned whether this

branch meets “the needs of

frequently reoccurring customers

in the area,” per the

language of the ordinance.

Several residents also

voiced their concerns.

“I don’t see a lot of negatives

[with Chase moving

in]. On the other hand, I

don’t see a lot of positives,”

said Steve Brickmeyer, a

Lake Forest resident.

He noted that the McDonald’s

is a gathering place for

himself, his friends, neighbors

and as well as a place

he takes his grandchildren

when they visit. He is sad to

see it leave.

Dan Sebald, of Lake

Forest, said the City should

consider the new bank

building’s future by creating

a true second story that

could be leased as office

space for lawyers, doctors

and other professionals.

Speaking in support of

the Chase branch was resident

Steve Douglas who

said he represented his

neighbors in Forest Square.

“Chase is not spending

$4 million on a bank that

will sit empty,” Douglass

said. “It will bring more

customers to the area.”

After the public testimony,

Freeman continued

to speak about his concerns

with the proposed new

bank branch.

“There are eight Chase

branches within five miles.

There are local and national

banks within this area. I do

not see a genuine need,”

Freeman said.

“I understand [Freeman’s]

position, but I feel

some responsibility to the

property owners to make

the most of the area,” said

Commissioner Tim Henry.

“The single most important

thing is I would like to

see the requirements that

Michael [Freeman] referenced,”

said Chairman Ley,

noting that the study of customer

traffic provided by

Chase is unclear.

“I would really challenge

Chase Bank to respond to

the criteria,” said Czerniak.

“It is really the burden of

the petitioner to respond

with documentation.”

In the end, the only opposing

vote to continue

the Chase Bank hearing

came from Freeman, who

explained, “I would have

made a motion to deny

Chase’s petition, but it

would not have carried.”

Commissioners Guy

Berg and Louis Pickus

were absent from the meeting.

Lake Bluff Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation ordinance recommendations finalized

Christa Rooks

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Bluff Historic

Preservation Commission

took steps to finalize its

recommendations to the

Lake Bluff Village Board

on how to strengthen the

Village’s Historic Preservation

Ordinance at its

regular meeting Wednesday,

Aug. 9.

These recommendations

are the culmination

of months of discussions

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be put in place to better

protect the historic homes

in Lake Bluff.

Topics of discussion included

whether to reconfigure

landmark protection

levels by eliminating

establishing landmarks

that were only subject to

advisory review outside a

historic district. Instead, a

substitute landmark type

would be created that did

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Police Reports

Waukegan man and two juveniles caught breaking into Lake Forest house

Jose J. DeLamora, 18,

of Waukegan, was charged

with criminal damage to

property, criminal trespass

to residence, possession

of cannabis and drug

paraphernalia and driving

with a suspended drivers

license at 7:22 p.m. on

Aug. 4 in the 400 block of

Mayflower Road in Lake


Officers responded to a

residential burglar alarm

at a house in the 400 block

of Mayflower Road. Police

located DeLamora

and two juveniles on the

property, and as a result

of their investigation, determined

DeLamora and

one juvenile had broken a

window at the residence

for the purpose of entering

the vacant house. During

the investigation, police

located cannabis and drug

paraphernalia in DeLamora’s

possession. All three

individuals were transported

back to the Public

Safety Building. The parents

of the juveniles were


Lake Forest

Aug. 5

• Brian K. Kadluboski, 46,

of Waukegan, was charged

with DUI of alcohol at

2:37 a.m. in the intersection

of Illinois and Green

Bay roads. Police on patrol

observed a vehicle traveling

south bound in the

north bound lanes of Green

Bay Road near Illinois

Road. Police immediately

stopped the vehicle and

spoke to the driver, Kadluboski.

During the conversation

police detected

the odor of alcohol coming

from his breath and observed

numerous alcoholic

beverage containers in the

vehicle. Kadluboski was

also demonstrating signs

of intoxication. Police requested

Kadluboski to perform

several field sobriety

tests as part of their investigation.

Kadluboski was

eventually placed under

arrest for driving under the


Aug. 4

• Douglas A. Molina-Rodas,

31, of Waukegan, was

charged with speeding and

no valid driver’s license at

8:22 a.m. in the intersection

of Route 41 and Gage

Lane. Police on routine

patrol stopped a vehicle

for speeding 78 mph on

Route 41. When police approached

the vehicle and

spoke to the driver, Molina-Rodas,

they determined

he did not have a valid

driver’s license.

July 31

• Leonid A. Shabykin, 19,

of Buffalo Grove, was

charged with driving with a

suspended driver’s license,

possession of cannabis and

drug paraphernalia at 4:48

a.m. in the intersection of

Deerpath and Washington

roads. Police on patrol in

the area of Lake Forest

College located an occupied

vehicle parked in a no

parking zone. Police spoke

to the driver, identified as

Shabykin, and determined

his driver’s license was

suspended. Shabykin admitted

to driving to the

area and knowing his license

was suspended. Police

arrested Shabykin and

when searching him and

the vehicle, police located

a small amount of cannabis

in his pocket and drug

paraphernalia in the vehicle.

July 30

• Henry M. Dolan, 20, of

the 0-100 block of W. Laurel

Avenue and Keith M.

Roberson, 32, of Waukegan,

were charged with unlawful

possession of cannabis

and Nathaniel J. Dyson

Jr., 24, of Waukegan, was

charged with unlawful possession

of cannabis and

unlawful possession of

controlled substance. Officers

on routine patrol were

checking the parking area

at the Open Lands area at

Lauren and Hawkweed Avenues.

Police located a suspicious

vehicle which was

backed into a parking spot

with three individuals in

the vehicle. Police spoke to

the vehicle occupants and

when doing so, smelled the

odor of marijuana coming

from the vehicle. The occupants

admitted to having

cannabis in their possession

and they were asked to exit

the vehicle. Subsequently

all three occupants were arrested

on drug charges and

transported to the Public

Safety Building for further

investigation. Dyson was

found to be in possession of

a large quantity of prescription

medication and had a

large amount of cash in his

possession. Police contacted

the Lake County States

Attorney for charges.

July 27

• Cassandra R. Anderson,

31, of Kenosha Wis. was

charged with driving with a

suspended driver’s license

at 5:38 p.m. in the intersection

of Waukegan and Carroll

roads. Police on routine

patrol conducted a traffic

stop on a gray Nissan sedan.

The vehicle was noted

to have expired registration

and when police spoke to

the driver, Anderson, they

determined her driver’s license

was suspended.


Lake Forest Leader’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

at the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff Police Department

headquarters. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charged until proven guilty in

the court of law.

Lake Forest City Council

Deerpath Golf Course renovations approved to improve drainage, golf cart path

Miriam Finder Annenberg

Freelance Reporter

Deerpath Golf Course

will soon undergo renovations

providing better

drainage and a continuous

asphalt golf cart path

throughout the course. The

Lake Forest City Council

approved a bid and awarded

a contract to XGD

Systems in the amount of

$1,175,000 for the projects

during its meeting on

Monday, Aug. 7.

While the July 12 storm

exacerbated ongoing problems

throughout the city it

also resulted in revenue loses

at Deerpath Golf Course,

drainage issues and the lack

of a continuous golf cart

path forcing the closure of

holes or the entire course.

According to Sally

Swarthout, director of

parks, recreation and forestry,

Deerpath incurred

$74,000 in lost revenue

this year prior to the July

12 storm.

“Prior to July 12, 2017

we actually had several

rain events,” she said.

“$74,000 was lost due to

the inability to run carts.”

As an ongoing issue at

the golf course, the Lake

Forest finance committee

discussed funding for

updated course drainage

and a continuous cart path

beginning in November

2016. The issue was again

discussed in March 2017.

City staff and Deerpath

Golf Course requested

$1.1 million for the course


The July 12 rain added

heightened urgency to the

approval of the funds.

“It took five days to

recover and reopen. ...

Seven out of nine days

following the event we

had to run without carts,”

said Swarthout, resulting

in $60,000 of lost revenue

from a walking-only

course. “That is a reflection

of what happens without

carts and proper drainage.”

According to Chuck

Myers, the superintendent

of parks, forestry and golf,

better drainage and a continuous

cart path will result

in increased cart revenue,

fewer lost days, healthier

turf, reduced maintenance,

and more course capacity

for groups and outings,

which bring further revenue

to the course.

“The fairway drainage

and continuous cart paths,

we’ve dealt with this issue

for a long time,” he said.

After an initial bid process

in May, the bids received

fell well over budget,

so city staff worked

to reduce the scope of the

project. Lake Forest again

sought bids, selecting a

bid of $1,184,273.27 made

by XGD Systems. Staff

reviewed the bid for possible

areas of deduction.

They found $84,273.27 in

deductions for a total project

cost of $1,038,762. A

$75,000 contingency was

included in the cost, funded

through a loan from the

Parks and Recreation fund.

Myers said the XGD

Systems is a golf company

that specializes in drainage.

Before approving the

project, Alderman Jack

Reisenberg questioned if

moving forward, specific

returns on investment must

be laid out in funding requests

and plans.

“Is it going to drive additional

revenue?” he asked

of the course updates. “If it

doesn’t drive revenue, I’m

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Rep. Drury speaks about his candidacy

Maya and


The Alutto family,

Lake Forest

This is Maya

and Sammy,


tabby cats,

who were

born while

their rescued

mother was in

foster care. They love belly rubs, meeting visitors

and they dream of “befriending” the bunnies and

chipmunks on the other side of the window.

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Before speaking at the

Northbrook Public Library

on Saturday, Aug. 12,

State Rep. Scott Drury offered

a blunt assessment of


“The state is a mess, the

state is an absolute mess,”

Drury said.

Drury is now focusing

his attention on the governor’s

mansion and two

months ago, he joined the

crowded field of aspirants

vying for the Democratic

nomination for the state’s

chief executive next year to

take on incumbent Republican

Bruce Rauner.

Drury, a Highwood resident,

represents the 58th

District which includes a

small portion of Northbrook,

but most of which

lies in Lake County starting

in Highland Park and

stretching as far north as

North Chicago.

Drury appeared at an

event hosted by Action for

Better Tomorrow, an upstart

advocacy group at the

Northbrook Public Library.

In his talk, Drury not

only cited his differences

with Rauner, but also with

Illinois House Speaker Michael

Madigan, pointing

out he was the only Democrat

not to vote for Madigan

for Speaker despite

the Madigan family having

reign of that position for

more than three decades.

“The government has

been taken from you, it is

no longer a democracy. Illinois

government is run by

two people,” Drury said.

“They are making decisions

for the whole state.”

In terms of the issues,

Drury told the group assembled

that he would

like to see changes in the

pension system for state

employees, criminal justice

reform and a new way

to draw legislative maps

that he believes would

open up the political system.

He also would like to

see harsher sentences for

politicians convicted of a


“The public is looking

for somebody who is going

to stand up for them and be

the voice of the frustrated

person in Illinois,” Drury


As for education funding,

Drury, voted for SB1, the

bill that calls for changes in

the state’s funding formula

that received an amendatory

veto by Rauner.

While the future of that

bill is uncertain, Drury

wants to see changes as he

said he could see the difference

in his own district.

“In one day I can go to

Lake Bluff and then I can

literally walk to North Chicago

and I can see what

educational disparity looks

like,” he said.

While his opponents in

the fight for the nomination

are likely to have more

State Rep. Scott Drury spoke to a small audience at

Northbrook Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 12 about

his candidacy for governor and what changes he wants

to see in Illinois. Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media.

money available, Drury,

who has approximately

$350,000 in his campaign

coffers, according to his

quarterly filing with the Illinois

State Board of Elections,

believes he still will

be able to connect with the

people who will go to the

polls next March.

“I’m not a billionaire but

we are absolutely going to

have the money to get our

message out to the frustrated

voters of Illinois so we

are confident that is not going

to be an issue,” Drury

said. “The votes are there,

it is my job to make sure

the voters know my message

and know I am there

and know who I am. That

is what campaigns are for.”

Among those in the library

conference room listening

in was Laurie Hunken,

a Northbrook resident.

“I just feel, as many do,

that things can not continue

the same way,” she said.

Drury said in the two

months since he has declared

his gubernatorial

candidacy he has detected

a common thread among

voters even if they have

all types of different backgrounds

and perspectives.

“What I have learned is

voters everywhere have

the same issues,” Drury

said. “The message I have

of trust and honesty in

government and reforming

government to make

it work for the people that

is something that people

want everywhere in the

state and that has been

really refreshing to me.

It is a message that carries

throughout the state

whether you are down in

Cairo or up in Zion.”



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program ended like it

started — with a party.

The 1,630 children who

participated in Reading by

Design were invited to a

spectacular finale on Aug.

3 when magician Danny

Orleans took to the stage,

dazzling attendees with

his wisecracks and funny


The show — paid for

by the Friends of the Public

Library — included

ice cream from Homer’s,

face painting and a gutbusting

performance. The

latter paid homage to all

participants who read, or

were read to, for at least

20 minutes a day for 20

days throughout the summer.

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LFHS to unveil new Images of Excellence mural

Submitted by Lake Forest

High School Boosters

The Lake Forest High

School Boosters announced

a new installation

of the popular Images of

Excellence mural at Lake

Forest High School’s Varsity

Field will be unveiled

during the halftime of the

Lake Forest Scouts football

home opener, on Aug.

25. The Scouts will face

Glenbard East at 7:30 p.m.

The new mural features

images of 2017 LFHS

graduates whose athletic

and academic achievements

at LFHS earned

them significant honors.

In all, 19 LFHS alumni are

featured on the mural this


“Images of Excellence

is a very unique and special

way for us to acknowledge

the values, spirit, ethics

and passions embodied

in our school and our

athletes,” said Billy Douglass,

boosters president.

“The LFHS Boosters are

proud to recognize these

principles while celebrating

student achievement as

reflected in the 2017 edition

of our Images of Excellence


The Images of Excellence

mural celebrates

more than athletic achievement.

The vision for the

mural is to use athletics

as a backdrop to highlight

positive virtues, values and

qualities generally, and to

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feature academics and performing

arts in a complementary

way. To reinforce

this vision, the following

words appear on the mural,

alongside photographic images

of LFHS student-athletes

in action: Acceptance,

Character, Commitment,

Courage, Empathy, Honor,

Integrity, Insight, Leadership,

Passion, Respect, Responsibility,


Spirit, Sportsmanship and

Success. These words were

selected to incorporate the


LFHS Boosters’ mission

and mantra: Supporting

Athletic Success, Spirit

and Sportsmanship

The core principles of

LFHS’s Emotional Wellness

Initiative: Acceptance,

Empathy, Integrity,

and Responsibility/Accountability

Other complementary

attributes that are considered

in selecting recipients

for various senior scholarships

and awards on LFHS

Honors Night

The process used in selecting

the students featured

on the Images of

Excellence mural follows

the existing nomination

and selection processes for

key Honors Night awards,

including the LFHS Boosters

Outstanding Senior

Athlete Award and the

Senior Scholar-Athlete

Award, among others. This

approach recognizes that

the scholastic and athletic

criteria for these Honors

Night awards mirror many

of the virtues and values

described above, and assures

objectivity in the

mural selection process.

Based on this selection

process, the new Images of

Excellence mural features

the following 2017 LFHS

award recipients, photographed

by Joel Lerner of


Lauren Abbattista (Student

Council President),

Jack Armstrong, Andrew

Athenson, Lena Benajakul,

Annabelle Capstick,

Haley Click, Grace Donahue,

Kevin Donahue, Daniel

Hanson, Ana Kohout,

Matthew LeMay (Band),

Colin Lynch (Senior Class

President), Justin McMahon,

Charlie Reinkemeyer,

Maddie Smith, Brian

Stickler, Reed Thomas,

Libby Thompson, Ashley


The mural will be exhibited

year-round, and illuminated

on LFHS game

nights. The Boosters expect

to continue to refresh

the mural with new images

each year.


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not include incentives or

restrictions, with the hope

this would increase homeowner


The commission debated

whether to work with

the Lake Bluff History

Museum to hand out honorary

awards that would

indicate that the home was

significant to the history

of the village. Currently,

the museum gives certain

houses in the village distinction

awards and the

commission noted there

was some overlap between

houses recognized

by the museum and the

commission. Around onethird

of the homes in Lake

Bluff have been nominated

or recognized by either

the commission or the

museum as landmarks in

the village, though some

have been demolished in

recent years.

If the commission began

to recognize historic

homes with no incentives,

the current process

of landmarking homes

would no longer exist.

Instead, those wishing

to have the benefits

of a landmarked home

would have to get a certificate

designating it as


“That would be a tough

sell,” Vice Chairman Robert

Hunter said, citing the

additional restrictions

on building and other alterations

to landmarked


After some further

discussion, the commission

agreed that the current

system in place was

what they would like to

continue to see in Lake


“After all this conversation,

I’m not so sure

we’re so bad off,” Hunter

said. “We’re trying to reinvent

a wheel that’s still


The commission did,

however, decide to ask

the board to add a purely

ceremonial distinction for

houses that did have historical

significance while

leaving the possibility of

adding further landmarks

in the village.

Another topic of discussion

was whether to

increase the length of demolition

delays for historically

significant buildings

in the village from

the current 120 days.

“I would rather see it the

longest period we could

possible get,” Commissioner

Janie Jerch said.

“I personally would like

to see us ask for 360 days.

I think one year is not


The commission

agreed, and resolved to

ask the board for a oneyear

demolition delay.

This is on par with other

towns on the North Shore.

Highland Park is currently

able to delay demolitions

for up to one year, and

Lake Forest can delay

demolitions for up to two


The commission also

considered increasing

the village’s demolition

fees and setting aside a

portion of those fees for

historic preservation activities,

including surveys

or a possible maintenance

grant program to incentivize

and support preservation.

The current demolition

fee is $10,000 for a

regular building. The fee

is slightly increased for

a historically significant


The commission asked

Assistant to the Village

Administrator Glen Cole

to write up a summary of

everything discussed at

the meeting for the group

to review before forwarding

it to the Village Board,

and the commission’s final

proposal will be given to

the board by next month

at the latest.

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An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The Deerpath Golf

Course experienced

$60,000 lost in revenue

following the July 12

storms, Page 3

From the Editor

Always root for community newspapers

Alyssa Groh


Before I even decided

to pursue a career

in journalism,

I always loved reading

community newspapers.

Growing up, I watched as

my parents read our local

newspaper, The Northwest

Herald, every morning.

As I got older and became

more interested in the

community and started

recognizing some of the

people in the newspaper, I

began reading it myself.

I also grew up in a

family that listened to the

early morning and late

night news. Every morning

while getting ready

for school, the news was

on, and before my family

went to bed, we watched

the news. I remember

news stations being a

majority of bad, violent

and scary stories. I can

even remember asking my

mom when I was a kid

why the news only talked

about the bad things.

The other day while

sitting in the waiting room


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concerned. ... I think we

deserve to see an ROI.”

Alderman Tim Newman

argued that golf course

conditions travel by word

of mouth. When people talk

at the car dealership while

getting an oil change, a

few other customers and

myself sat in the room

watching the news. And

guess what, it was reporting

on more shootings in

Chicago, kids and pets

being left in hot cars, and

political updates. A man

sitting next to me struck

up a conversation with

me, talking about how

much he hates the news.

He expressed how he

hates only hearing about

the bad and there are not

enough stories about the

good things happening in

the world.

This man did not know

that I am an editor of a paper,

and I never told him.

I just let him vent to me

and tell me how poor of a

job journalists do. Every

time someone asks me

what I do for a living and

I tell them I am an editor

of a newspaper, people

typically respond the same


“Oh. That’s a tough industry.

Aren’t newspapers


I am proud of the work

I do and proud to be in

this industry and every

time someone tells me

newspapers are dying, I

want to lose it on them.

But, I chose to smile and

walk away.

While I will agree

people are not reading

hand-held newspapers as

up Deerpath Golf Course,

more people want to play

there, so a better course

results in an ROI. Furthermore,

he said recovering

quicker from rain events

and allowing the full course

to be open and accessible to

carts more frequently provides

ROI, as well.

much as they used to, they

are still reading newspapers

online and people are

still interested in hearing

about news, especially in

their communities.

When I chose to pursue

a career in journalism, I

never had the intention of

moving up and becoming

an editor of a large national

paper. I always wanted

to become an editor of a

community newspaper. I

have a passion for writing

local stories, being able to

get out into the community

and meet the people

who are reading my stories

and who I am writing

stories about. I want to be

able to share with community

members all of the

good things going on in

their community. I want to

be able to share the stories

of residents who are

accomplishing amazing

feats, rasing money for

good causes, or starting a

new, local business.

Every week when I

compile stories to put in

The Lake Forest Leader,

I keep residents and their

interests in mind. I look

for stories you can relate

to and I look for those

feel-good stories everyone

loves to read.

Listening and reading

national news is a

great thing to do to stay

informed on what is going

on in the world. I hope

everyone continues to

The project is scheduled

to begin Sept. 18, with the

majority of the work completed

by Nov. 22. Additional

projects included in

the Master Enhancement

Plan for the course will be

funded through fundraising


pay attention to national

news, but while doing so

don’t forget to support

your local news outlets. It

is just as important to stay

up to date with your local

news and get to know the

amazing things people in

your community are accomplishing.

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Show me your dance

moves Local improv dancers

perform at Ragdale, Page 20

World of waffles

Sampling of waffle dishes across

the North Shore, Page 22

Lake Forest resident, Addie Gundry, signs her cookbooks at Lake Forest

Book store to help residents with culinary skills, Page 19

Young fans Alexis, 9, and her brother Sean Zavalishin,

11, ask local chef Addie Gundry to sign copies of her

new cookbooks at an author event at Lake Forest Book

Store on Wednesday, Aug. 9. Gianna annunzio/22nd

century media.

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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Church of Christ


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for, in a way

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type, abbr.

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LF resident returns after appearing on Food Network

Addie Gundry signs

cookbooks at Lake

Forest Book Store

Gianna Annunzio

Freelance Reporter

For Lake Forest resident

Addie Gundry, going from

childhood Kraft Mac &

Cheese dinners to winning

Food Network’s “Cuthroat

Kitchen” was just a small

step in her culinary career.

While this may seem like a

far-fetched jump, for Gundry

— a competitive chef

and now author — this

was only the beginning.

Although her passion for

food began in her youth,

Gundry’s family members

rarely cooked while she

was growing up, or prepared

any meals outside

of TV dinners. Despite the

boarding high school she

attended not allowing access

to a kitchen, Gundry

would study recipes in

Martha Stewart’s magazine

and Gourmet Magazine.

“I loved [Martha’s]

magazine and her books,

and thought it was such a

beautiful way to create a

life,” Gundry said. “So I

would read about food and

when I went home during

vacations, I would practice

things I read about.”

She eventually went on

to study the culinary arts

in France, and worked for

chefs like Thomas Keller

and Martha Stewart. It

wasn’t long before she

received a phone call asking

if she wanted to compete

on Food Network’s

competitive cooking show

“Cutthroat Kitchen” in October

2015. After a full day

of competing, Gundry won

the contest.

“It was really cool,” she

said. “It was my first time

on camera, it was my first

time really competing. But

it was fun, it was meant to

be a fun show.”

Gundry currently works

for Prime Publishing in

Northbrook, where she

oversees all culinary content

and began writing her own

cookbooks. She presented

her two new books, “No-

Bake Desserts: 103 Easy

Recipes for No-Bake Cookies,

Bars and Treats” and

“Family Favorite Casserole

Recipes: 103 Comforting

Breakfast Casseroles, Dinner

Ideas and Desserts Everyone

Will Love,” at The

Lake Forest Bookstore on

Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Gundry spoke about her

work as a chef at the event,

answered questions and

discussed her cookbooks

in detail.

“We wanted to do 100

recipes and have a photo

for each,” Gundry explained.

“For some reason,

we decided to do 103 because

we couldn’t figure

out which recipes to get rid

of, so we kept 103.”

Both cookbooks were

available for in-store purchase

during the event.

After the discussion, fans

lined up to get their copy

of Gundry’s cookbooks


The event was in full

swing as attendees tried

samples of Gundry’s baking

— all recipes directly out

of her cookbooks. Sweets

included cake batter balls

from her no-bake desserts

book, and smoked Gouda

mac & cheese casserole.

She also packaged goodie

bags of rainbow mint bark,

a white chocolate treat, for

guests to take home.

Gundry said the main

goal of both cookbooks

was to provide recipes that

were easy to make, and

were “pretty” in presentation.

“I want people to feel

like they can create a cake

for their child’s birthday,”

she said. “The goal of these

books is to show people it

can be easy to create delicious

and elegant food, it

doesn’t need to be complicated.”

Two more cookbooks

by Gundry are set to come

out this November. One

will be packed with dinner

ideas and the other with

cookie recipes.

“The books are supposed

to be a series, so we’ll start

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Lake Forest chef Addie Gundry provided a spread

of sampler treats for all guests who attended her

cookbook signing.

focusing on promoting

those,” she said. “The plan

is to continue writing.”

“It’s been a really exciting

summer with the

books,” Gundry said.

“Since I’m new to this, I

don’t know how long you

promote them, but right

now, it’s still fun.”

To learn more about

Gundry’s work or to purchase

her cookbooks, visit


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Thursday, Aug. 31.



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best photo

from this year's

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Send your photo and name to Editor Alyssa Groh

at alyssa@lakeforestleader.com


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Modern dancer Jessica Ray performs an improvised piece responding to the natural

environment of Ragdale during the performance of Composing the Movement: Danced

Improvisation on Thursday, Aug. 10 at Ragdale. Claire Esker/22nd Century Media.

Improv dancers perform

for audience at Ragdale

Miriam Finder Annenberg

Freelance Reporter

The storm clouds gave

way to a cool, clear evening

as audience members

mingled, sipping wine

and snacking on sorbet at

the Ragdale Foundation

in Lake Forest, awaiting

the performance of Composing

the Movement:

Danced Improvisation on

Thursday, Aug. 10. The

Ragdale Foundation is an

artists’ community tucked

away in Lake Forest off

of Green Bay Road, offering

artistic residencies

and public performances,

workshops and lectures,

including dance.

Although planned for

outdoors, the raindrops

dripping from trees and

clinging to the blades of

grass below forced the

performance indoors at an

artist studio.

“We’re already improvising,”

said Ginger Farley,

Executive Director

of Chicago Dancemakers

Forum. “Each of the artists

work improvisationally,

but coming from really

different traditions.”

The show began with a

piece by Jessica Ray, who

moved her solo back outdoors.

She performed a

post-modern improvisational

piece on the lawn

outside of the studio with

no musical accompaniment.

As she moved, she

let go of form, working

through wide shapes reflecting

the expansive

outdoors in which she


She held long, expanded

pauses, upright like the

trees surrounding her. She

played with the wet slip

of the grass, sliding and at

times rolling around.

Jumaane Taylor, a 2017

Dancemakers Forum Lab

Artist, brought his performance

back indoors. He

put on a lively and energetic

tap number, dancing

along to a jazz selection.

He began somewhat static,

not moving from his spot

on the stage, save for his

feet. He played with the

percussiveness of his taps,

moving through his steps

with skilled musicality. He

tapped with varied intensity,

playing along with the


As the music went on,

his movement picked up.

He exuded a joyful energy,

eliciting cheers from the

crowd beginning midway

through the performance

that continued throughout.

He ended his piece without

any music, moving his

feet quickly and clearly,

almost too fast to follow if

not for the clarity and distinction

of each of his tap

beats. He tapped with joy,

purpose, and precision,

bringing some audience

members to their feet.

Anna Martine Whitehead

followed. Her piece

brought dance, still images,

video, and spoken

word together in an ex-

Please see DANCER, 21

LakeForestLeader.com FAITH

the lake forest leader | August 17, 2017 | 21

Faith Briefs

Christian Science Society (Gorton

Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake


Testimony Meeting

Come to Gorton Center

the first Wednesday

of each month at 7:30

p.m. There will be prayer,

hymns, and readings from

the Bible, with related passages

from the “Christian

Science” textbook, “Science

and Health with Key

to the Scriptures” by Mary

Baker Eddy. Then participants

share their own

healings and inspiration.

For more information, call

(847) 234-0820 or email



The Church of the Holy Spirt (400 E.

Westminster Road, Lake Forest)

Camp Out-Getting S’more

Out Of Jesus

Held Sundays 10-11

a.m. through Sept. 10 for

children ages 3 through

third grade. This is a VBSstyle

Children’s Chapel

program are going where

attendees will pitch a tent

and discover that Jesus

is the light of the world

though this outdoorthemed

camping adventure.

For more information,

please contact Debbie

Stockert at dstockert@


Summer Service Schedule

Services will be held at

5 p.m. on Saturdays and

7:30 and 10 a.m. on Sundays

throughout the summer.

For more information,

please call (847) 234-7633

or visit www.chslf.org.

Making Disciples

Join the church on

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

in the parish library as we

deepen our understanding

of the themes presented in

scripture. This is a yearlong

journey that will be

done over 34 weeks. Student

guides are now available

in Missions Possible

bookstore at a 15 percent

discount. Come to Eucharist

at 9:30, and then grab a

cup of coffee in the kitchen

on your way to the library.

Welcome Cafe

On Sundays between the

9 and 11 a.m. service, you

are invited to the “Welcome

Café” in the Parish

Hall. All are welcome:

newcomers and long-timers,

young and the young

at heart, rich, poor and

in-between. The Welcome

Café is a safe space to connect

with old friends and

make new ones, and where

we can share our stories.

The Brotherhood of St.


The “Old Dogs” are retired

men who meet for

reading and frank conversation

at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays in the Armour

Room. Recognizing

a personal spiritual need,

the participants study and

share their opinions, questions

and fears about their

own lives. For more information,

visit www.chslf.


Men’s Bible Breakfast

Men in the parish meet

at 6:15 a.m. every Thursday

for relaxed Bible study

and fellowship. For more

information, visit www.


Grace United Methodist Church (244

East Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 42 will

meet in Fellowship Hall

from 7-9 p.m. Monday


Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest)

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the

Church of St. Mary offers

Eucharistic Adoration following

the 8 a.m. Mass. A

rosary will be prayed each

week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at

7 p.m.

Union Church of Lake Bluff (525 E.

Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff)

Live Wires

Live Wires is the Union

Church youth group for

fourth- through sixth-graders.

The group meets on

Wednesdays in Fellowship

Hall at the church from 4

to 5 p.m. for lively discussion

and fun activities.

Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

The Bridge Young Adults


Every Wednesday from

7-9 p.m. If you think

you’re a young adult, you

are welcome to join. Contact


gmail.com for more information.

Bible Blast

Sunday evenings, 5-6

p.m. Bible Blast is a family

program for children

4 years old through fifth

grade. Guide your child’s

spiritual growth and biblical

literacy to a new level

through Bible Blast. There

is a one-time registration

fee of $45. Free childcare

is provided for 3 years old

and younger.

Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page to


media.com. The deadline is

noon on Thursday. Questions?

Call (847) 272-4565

ext. 35.


From Page 20

ploration of self and the

stories and histories our

bodies carry. She started

by swaying and turning

in a repetitive motion to

repetitive music with her

shadow projected on the

wall behind her.

As time went on, her

movement—although repetitive—become


taking up more space, and

expanding. She moved like

a tight spiral slowly coming

unbound, the circles

of her spiral growing and

opening up intentionally.

She stopped moving as

music played alongside

a slide show of famous

female African American

musicians. She then

launched into her own personal

history, and grappled

with the ideas of barricades

and boundaries.

The evening closed with

an upbeat performance

by THE ERA, a Chicagobased

footwork crew. The

four young men—including

Chicago Dancemakers

Forum Lab Artist from

2015 Jamal “Litebulb”

Oliver—energized the audience

with quick-footed

movement. Although they

moved with incredibly

speed, they practiced immense


For a portion of their

piece they all danced together

in perfect synchronization.

They brought fun

and joy to the audience

with their precision and

high energy, encouraging

the audience to clap along.

The indoor studio created

an intimate setting for

the evening’s exploration

of improvisation, one that

the audience seemed to appreciate.

“It’s really exciting when

we can invite the public in

and let you connect,” said

Ragdale Executive Director

Jeffrey Meeuwsen.

In Memoriam

Gregory Paul Friedman

Gregory Paul Friedman,

27, of Lake Forest, died

Aug. 4 in Los Angeles. He

was born Aug. 14, 1989 to

Nancy and Ross Friedman.

He was a talented artist, a

national karate champion

and had a deep passion

for learning. He excelled

at football in high school

and played into college at

Tulane University in New

Orleans. After college, his

career took him to Chicago

and New York, before

settling in Los Angeles

with the love of his life,

Casey Taslitz, and his beloved

puppy, Rhodes. He

surfed, boxed, traveled the

globe and lived life to the

fullest extent. He is survived

by his grandparents

Elise “Bunny” Resnick,

Francine (Herbert) Scully

Lippitz, and Ira (Eileen)

Friedman, his parents

Nancy and Ross Friedman,

his siblings Molly

(Marshall) and Kevin, his

many aunts and uncles

including Karen (Barry)

Gersowsky, Marcia (Will)

Kohler, Sue (Ron) Weiss,

Rick (Marcelle) Friedman,

Mitch (Jackie) Friedman,

his true love Casey Taslitz,

his godson Baer Anderson,

and countless friends and

family. A ceremony for

Greg was held Aug. 12 at

Lake Forest High School.

James Bernard


James Bernard

Sloan, 82, of Lake

Forest died in his home

surrounded by his loving

family on the 50th anniversary

of his marriage to his

wife, Rose. He is survived

by his children Matthew,

Anthony (Courtney), Nora

Joyce (Tim), Jimmy (Jenny)

and Sean. He was from

the west side of Chicago,

fourth eldest of thirteen

and was grandfather to 10

grandchildren. He attended

Mater Dolorosa Seminary,

Loyola University Chicago,

served in the U.S.

Army, graduated Loyola

Law School 1962, and

served as Federal Prosecutor

in the U.S. Attorney’s

office in Chicago. He had

a distinguished career as a

class action antitrust trial

lawyer for over 50 years.

He was the son of Irish

immigrants, Barney and

Sarah Anne and maintained

a close connection with

his Irish ancestry. He was

a major contributor to the

Chicago Irish community,

he helped establish Irish

music schools in Chicago

and County Down, Ireland,

and served as President of

the Irish Fellowship Club

of Chicago. He was a golfer,

historian, intellectual,

larger-than-life figure and

will be remembered for his

overwhelming spirit and

strength, but mostly for

those he helped. Services

were held Aug. 11.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email


media.com with information

about a loved one who was

part of the Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff community.

visit us online at www.LAKEFORESTLEADER.com

22 | August 17, 2017 | The lake forest leader dining out


Quick Bites

Nothing square about these choices

Waffles abound

at North Shore


Staff Report

Among one of breakfast’s

most popular — and

heartiest — menu items is

the waffle. However you

like yours — Belgian-style,

with a helping of fried

chicken or drizzled with

chocolate chips — waffles

are a fun batter alternative

to ordinary flapjacks.

Waffles continue to

dominate the breakfast

scene, with many restaurants

dedicating entire

menu pages to the squareriddled


With National Waffle

Day on Aug. 24, our 22nd

Century Media editorial

staff decided to visit restaurants

across our suburbs

to see which places had the

most unique spins on the


Read our suggestions,

let your mouths water and

then head on over to grab

one of these waffles near


Waffle a la mode — Full

Moon Family Restaurant,

Lake Bluff

If you are looking for a

filling and sweet breakfast

to start your day, look no

further than Full Moon

Family Restaurant.

Full Moon not only

offers breakfast, lunch

and dinner, but they offer

a variety of waffles

ranging from plain to its

Belgian-style waffle a la

mode ($9.95). The waffle

a la mode comes with one

large Belgian-style waffle

topped with vanilla ice

cream, chocolate syrup,

whip cream, a cherry and

Full Moon Family Restaurant’s waffle a la mode ($9.95), is served with orange juice or

coffee. Alyssa Groh/22nd Century Media

your choice of bananas or


When I stopped into the

family-owned restaurant

and was served the waffle

a la mode, I could not believe

how big the portion

was. The one waffle with

all of its toppings is more

than enough to fill you up,

but the soft waffle paired

with ice cream, fruit and

sweets is a great combination

making you want

more. I tried my waffle

with fresh bananas, which

paired well with the chocolate

and ice cream.

Next time you are looking

for a place to eat breakfast,

stop by Full Moon

Family Restaurant and

give one of their many

waffle options a try.

Full Moon Family Restaurant

is located at 1300

Skokie Highway, Lake

Bluff, and is open 24

hours, seven days a week.

For more information, call

(847) 689-0733.

Story by Alyssa Groh, Contributing


Bacon chocolate chip

waffle — Country

Kitchen, Highland Park

You may recognize the

name Country Kitchen,

but this one isn’t the chain

restaurant found in 16 U.S.

states (and one Canadian

province). This Country

Kitchen is homegrown

right in Highland Park,

and it’s been there for the

past 40 years.

Ruby Iliopoulos, daughter

of Country Kitchen

founder Peter, manages the


Iliopoulos said the restaurant

has a lot of loyal

patrons that come in on a

daily basis.

And the waffles?

“They’re pretty popular,

I mean we sell a lot of


Waffles from Country

Kitchen come plain, with

fruit, chocolate chips or

even with bacon cooked

right into the middle of it.

If you ask for it, the restaurant

will do its best to

make it happen.

In terms of ingredients,

there’s no crazy twists or

secret flavors, Iliopoulos


“They’re just pretty simple,

we keep things simple.

There’s nothing fancy on

them,” she said. “They’re

good, so you don’t have to

do a lot of stuff when it’s


A lot of people come in

looking for healthier options,

and that’s available

too, Iliopoulos said. If

you’re looking for a bacon

and chocolate chip waffle

with whipped cream on the

side, however, you can get

that for just shy of $8.

Country Kitchen is located

at 446 Central Ave.,

Highland Park, and is open

from 7 a.m.–2:30 p.m. every

day of the week. For

more information, call

(847) 432-7500.

Story by Xavier Ward, Contributing


Egg Harbor Cafe’s Belgian waffle ($6) is topped with

butter, confectioner’s sugar and an array of syrups.

Dylan San Roman/22nd Century Media

Country Kitchen’s bacon chocolate chip waffle ($8),

served with whipped cream on the side, is one of

many waffle options on the restaurant’s menu. Xavier

Ward/22nd Century Media

Belgian waffle — Egg

Harbor Cafe, Glenview

For years, a battle has

been raging for the breakfast

plate: pancakes vs.

french toast vs. waffles.

The big three of breakfast.

For Glenview residents

looking to silence the

waffle-haters, Egg Harbor

Cafe has a mouth-watering

entree that leaves the competition

in the dust.

Egg Harbor Cafe, 2350

Lehigh Ave., offers a multitude

of options in gourmet

breakfast and lunch

creations, however, only

one option hails from the

culinary touchstone of

Brussells — the Belgian

waffle ($6).

Topped with butter, confectioner’s

sugar and an array

of syrups, the Belgian

waffle offers a full range of

flavor, fluff and freshness

to sway even the pickiest

of palates. The large

squares of the waffle offer

both a satisfying crunch

and deep pockets for the

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Catherine Nicholson

Catherine Nicholson is

a rising senior at Lake

Forest High School and

midfielder on the Scouts’

varsity field hockey team.

How did you start

playing field hockey?

I initially started playing

in about lower elementary

school, like second grade.

I played for NVA, New

Vision Athletics, which is

a health league, and I just

ended up really liking it.

What do you like

about the sport?

I like the competitiveness

of it and the fact that

it’s a team sport, but it’s

also like it’s so important

that everyone on the

team is at the same place.

I have a lot of coaches

say “you’re only as good

as your weakest link” and

that’s the whole idea of

being accountable for everyone.

Do you have any

pregame rituals?

I’m always listening to

music. I like to talk to my

dad, he always gets me

pumped up.

What do you think

your role will be on

the team?

This year, we lost 17 seniors,

and it’s going to be a

very new team. We have a

new coach, too, with new

traditions. I think it’s very

important to be optimistic

and help create new traditions

and bonds with the

girls on the team and help

everyone flow as one unit.

What’s the hardest

part about field


It’s tough mentally. With

any sport, you get in your

own head and keep messing

up and that’s something

I’ve struggled with.

It makes you a better player

the better you get with

it. So staying out of your

own head [is hard].

If you had a ticket to

go anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

Bora Bora because I

love the water. I love being

at the beach and tanning.

There’s hotels in the water,

so I think that’d be really


If you could have any

superpower, what

would you want?

Super speed. I think

Photo submitted

that’d be really cool.

Which cartoon

character do you

relate most to?

Probably Spongebob

because I think he’s goofy

and weird. I just think he’s


What’s your favorite

subject in school?

History because it’s the

easiest to pay attention to

because it’s real, it’s factual.

What’s one thing you

couldn’t live without?

My phone.

What are your plans

for after graduation?

I’m playing field hockey

at the University of Iowa,

so I’m going to leave early

and train and prepare for

Big Ten field hockey.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Erin Redmond

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Alumni Spotlight

Crowley learns tough lessons in first season

Erin Redmond

Sports Editor

Michaela Crowley had

to undergo some growing

pains in her first year at St.

Olaf College.

The Lake Forest Academy

alum had to vie for her

spot on the 32-woman roster

of the Ole’s ice hockey

team, which was stacked

with 11 seniors. But while

Crowley only played in

seven games her freshman

year, she said is using the

experience to make her

better, not bitter.

“The huge thing was

learning how to overcome

failure,” she said. “You

don’t get to play every

game. You have to work

really hard in practice to

get what you want and be

a part of a better line or

playing games in general.

There’s older people who

are better than you and you

have to work your way up.

In order to get something,

you really, really have to

work hard and want it and

work off ice and on ice.”

It was a tough lesson to

learn for the highly competitive

Crowley. She fell

in love with being on the

ice as a figure skater as a

child, but the sport wasn’t

competitive enough for

her. She watched her older

brother play hockey and

immediately wanted to try

that instead — and she’s

been doing it ever since.

In high school, however,

not everyone she faced had

as much hockey knowledge

or experience as her.

College, on the other hand,

was a whole different story.

“Here, everyone was a

good skater, everyone was

good at stick handling,”

Crowley said. “Minnesota

is also like the state of

hockey, so everyone grew

up playing. It was definitely

a huge adjustment.

It was hard at first, but it

was definitely worthwhile.

I definitely think I became

a better player.”

While the Ole’s season

ended in February, Crowley

hasn’t stopped working.

With a season under

her belt, she knows what

to expect and how to better

prepare to earn a starting

spot this season.

Crowley has been working

at a hockey camp,

coaching young players

and capitalizing on the

ice time to strengthen her

skills, too. She has been

sharpening her skating and

stick handling techniques

and taking shots on goal

any change she gets.

The former Caxys’

player has been staying

active off the ice, too. She

has been working out with

specially-designed workouts

from her St. Olaf

coach and running to increase

her endurance.

And while she has been

putting in a lot of work individually,

Crowley said

chomping at the bit waiting

for practice to start.

“My goals are for sure

to use every practice and

take advantage of those

practices that we have,”

she said. “It’s an amazing

experience. Last year I just

got a little tired and felt

sad about going to practice.

This year I just want

to take advantage of everything.

It’s only four years.

By the end of this year, I’m

going to be halfway done.

I’m definitely going to

try and improve my skills

in my free time, workout

more or stick-handle


Crowley is hoping all

her hard work will pay off

when the puck drops at 7

p.m. Oct. 27 at the University

of Wisconsin, Stevens

Point. Her goal is to earn

more playing time, but she

knows now that she has to

do just that: earn it.

“Being a freshman was

hard,” she said. “... It was

a hard year to come in, for

sure, but it was definitely a

humbling experience. I’m

grateful for it as hard as it



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make a couple more birdies.”

Hardy, a former Glenbrook

North star who has

gone on to become one

of the nation’s top college

players at the University of

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

was the winner of

the 2016 Illinois Amateur

with a record-breaking

28-under-par score and

then earned the low amateur

trophy in the 2016 Illinois

Open when he tied

for fourth.

Last year’s Illinois Open

champion, 31-year-old

Carlos Sainz, Jr. of Elgin,

finished in fifth place this

year, two strokes behind

the second place threesome

of Murlick, Hardy

and Holtz. Sainz also was

the champion in 2006.

After shooting 66 and

68 the first two days Meierdierks

slumped to a 73 in

the final round for a threeday

score of 207 that put

him in a tie for seventh.

The former New Trier golfer,

who turned pro in 2006,

won the 2010 Illinois Open

and finished second in

2012 when he lost to Max

Scodro in sudden death on

the sixth playoff hole.

Earlier this year the

long-hitting Meierdierks

was sidelined with an elbow


“It’s sort of depressing

when you can’t do something

you love to do,” he

said. “I’ve finally got the

elbow back to 100 percent.

In the last two months, I’ve

been progressing with no

pain. I’ve become a little

smarter as I’ve gotten a

little older. I try to manage

my game—keep the ball

in the fairway and take advantage

of my length.”

Glenview amateur Quinlan

Prchal tied for 11th (69-

72-68-209), while fellow

Glenview amateur Kevin

Paek finished 41st (70-73-



LFA will rely on veteran leadership, new talent

Erin Redmond, Sports Editor

Lake Forest Academy

coach Jonathan Freeman

has realistic expectations

for this season.

After a low turnout last

year and only four letterwinners

returning, the

Caxys co-ed golf squad is

in a state of rebuilding —

but that’s a good thing.

“My hope and my expectation

would be to try to

bring in some new talent so

we can remain competitive

on the varsity level while

building a deep roster that

might either contribute

next year, but ... making

sure that a couple years

down the road we’re still

as competitive as we can

be,” Freeman said. “My

expectation for this year is

we may hit some struggles

on the varsity level, but

hopefully we’ll have a deep

young squad that will bring

some renewed optimism

for down the road.”

While there will be a

lot of new faces on LFA’s

squad, it will see the return

of two “strong” upperclassmen.

Joe Carroll,

a senior, and junior Colin

Weil will help lead the

team while the Caxys’

bottom half of the varsity

lineup will consist of newbies

and returners.

“Those are the two I’m

leaning hard on this year

and we’re going to need

some returners to step up

or need some freshmen to

show that they can compete

at that level,” Freeman


But the Caxys are no

strangers to struggle.

They were still able to

remain competitive despite

the low turnout last year.

Freeman expects much

of the same this year with

Carroll and Weil leading

the way, especially given

the “promising young talent”

joining the team. The

biggest question, however,

is who will rise up to fill the

third, fourth and fifth scorer

positions on the team.

“Last year was a little

bit leaner, but we kept our

head above water,” Freeman

said. “ ... If we can get

some quantity and quality

out of the new players,

we’ll certainly be looking

to next year and beyond

with a lot of optimism.”

The Caxys are looking

forward to seeing how

they stack up against area

competition and will get

their first taste of that at the

Warren Golf Invitational at

1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26,

at the Bittersweet Golf


Other key match-ups

for LFA will be against its

traditional rivals such as

Wauconda (Sept.6). Grant

(Sept. 8) and Antioch

(Sept.11). Freeman said he

is simply looking for his

team to remain consistent

and keep improving with

each match while building

a strong metal game.

“[I want them to] not let

the inevitable struggles that

a golf match presents snowball

and turn into something

that derails a whole

round,” he said. “Just trying

to develop resilience

and mental toughness so

that a double-bogey on the

first hole is something you

can bounce back from and

not something that sets the

tone for the rest of your


The Caxys kick off their

season at 4 p.m. Thursday,

Aug. 24, against Montini at

Willow Creek Golf Club.

LakeForestLeader.com sports

the lake forest leader | August 17, 2017 | 29

Going Places

Johnston joins elite Maryland lacrosse team

Erin Redmond, Sports Editor

As Colton Johnston

packs his bags for Maryland,

he finds himself

reflecting on how he got


The recent Lake Forest

High School graduate always

dreamed of playing

collegiate-level lacrosse,

but it’s only now sinking

in that his dream is coming

true. Johnston will

head east to continue his

playing career with the

2017 NCAA Champion

University of Maryland

program on Tuesday, Aug.


“I’m kind of nervous;

there’s a lot of pressure

just because it’s such an

intense program there,”

Johnston admitted. “Obviously

it’s a lifelong dream

of mine to play at such a

high level, especially at

such at a cool school with

tradition like Maryland.

There’s so much history

with lacrosse there. It’s

really cool also to just be

there and have it be such

a well-known lacrosse

school and get to go there

and get to prove yourself

at the highest level.”

Earning a scholarship

with the defending national

champions, however,

was no easy feat.

Johnston said he had to

decide early on in his high

school career to commit

all his efforts to lacrosse

in order to put himself in a

position to play in college.

He sacrificed all his free

time to practice and even

gave up playing football

his sophomore year to

attend recruiting days in

order to make his dream

come true.

“It was hard and at such

a young age, it kind of

pushes you and makes you

Colton Johnston, a recent Lake Forest High School graduate, will continue playing lacrosse with the 2017 NCAA Champion University of

Maryland. Photo submitted

[ask] ‘do you really want

to go through and follow

through with all this hard

work even though you’re

missing summers and

a lot hangout time with

your friends?’ It’s a lot of

time on the road, but it really

made it worth it in the

end,” he said. “ ... It taught

me the lesson at a young

age that if you do put that

hard work in, it really

makes it worthwhile.”

Playing at Maryland is

a homecoming of sorts for

Johnston, who was born

and grew up in on the East

Coast in Richfield, Conn.

before moving to Lake

Forest in fifth grade. His

hometown, Johnston said,

is a hotbed for a lacrosse

and a place where virtually

everyone he grew

up with had a stick in

their hand. It’s where he

first fell in love with the

sport and he carried that

same passion to the North

Shore, playing four years

on varsity with the Scouts.

Marc Thiergart, the

Scouts coach, said Johnston’s


demeanor helped motivate

and inspire his teammates

to work just as hard as he

was. And though he was

bitten by the injury bug

which left him sidelined a

couple times over the last

two seasons, it was his attitude

which helped him

power through and ultimately

land a scholarship,

Thiergart said.

“Every time he gets

knocked down, he gets

back up again and works

harder and gets himself

ready to go,” the LFHS

coach said. “I have no

doubt that he’ll be working

extra hard to get ready

for the season and will get

on the field eventually.”

Those four years on

varsity proved pivotal for

Johnston as he developed

his game.

As an underclassman on

the Scouts squad, Johnston

said he learned how

to be a role player from

his talented junior and senior

teammates. And he’ll

be seeing one of them

again at Maryland, joining

LFHS alumnus and rising

junior Wes Janeck on the

Terrapins team.

“I’m really looking forward

to pushing myself and

going to the next level and

obviously seeing where

I’ll fit in there,” Johnston

said. “[Janek is] playing at

Maryland now and I played

with him my freshman and

sophomore year at Lake

Forest, so I’ll be teammates

with him again next year,

which I’m really excited

about. We’re pretty good

friends; we’ve grown close

over the years.”

Thiergart said Maryland

is gaining a strong overall

and “natural” athlete in

Johnston with uncanny,

unteachable speed.

But the former Scout

won’t be resting on his


Johnston knows the hard

work won’t end just because

he’s on the Terrapins

squad either. With national

champion-caliber teammates

surrounding him, he

knows he’ll have to continue

to grind in order to

earn playing time.

“I just really want to go

in and compete and show

what I have to the coaches

and my teammates and

myself, too, and all the

people who supported me

along the way,” Johnston

said. “I just want to go in,

prove myself and compete

and really get some serious

playing time.”

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Sailors come full circle in Lake Forest

Erin Redmond, Sports Editor

Without hesitation,

11-year-old Mary Carter

jumps on her boat and

heads out onto Lake Michigan.

Carter, armed with

only her life jacket and

sunglasses, was among a

group of youngsters navigating

the waters Thursday,

Aug. 10, during the

Lake Forest Park District’s

summer youth sailing program.

She, like many before

her, has climbed the

ranks through the program,

learning skills to make her

into the savvy sailor she is


The Lake Forest resident

got her start in the

program when she was 8

years old, learning to sail

on a small boat called a

pram. Within a couple

years, she advanced to

sailing an Optimist boat —

more commonly called an

Opti — which is a singlehanded

vessel for racing,

which Carter loves to do.

“You have to learn how

to be independent and you

need to learn how to be a

good team member,” she

said. “Obviously you’re

not going to be good the

first time you go into

Optis, so you just keep

getting better and better.

When I first started, I

was with older people that

were way better than me. I

think it’s better for me because

you learn from the

older, more experienced


Those teaching young

sailors like Carter have all

gone through the program

themselves. Head coach

and program director Will

Howard grew up learning

the sport in the program

and continued to sail at

Lake Forest High School

and in college, sailing two

years at the Coast Guard

Academy and two more

with the club team at the

University of Miami(Fla.).

After college, he returned

to Lake Forest and

was quickly back working

for the sailing program,

bringing him full circle

back to where he first fell

in love with the sport.

“I sailed all over the

place. I got really into

racing,” Howard said. “I

sailed a boat called a Laser,

which is a one-person

dingy. It was — not to be

cheesy — empowering.

When I was in middle

school, I would travel all

over the country racing

Optis. It was really cool

to be on these high-level

teams and representing

Lake Forest sailing.

“... I got to travel, I got

to do things my friends

weren’t doing, go places

that I wouldn’t be able to

go otherwise. But really

it’s sailing; it’s the sport

[that I love]. It’s going

out on the water when it’s

real windy; there’s no better

way to put it than just

ripping it down the waves.

It’s so fun.”

And now Howard gets

to pass on that passion to

other young sailors.

Howard coordinates

spring, summer and fall

programs through the

park district. Some of the

older sailors hit the water

as early as the second or

third week of March — as

long as the harbor isn’t

still frozen, that is. Sailors

can enter the program

as young as 5, sailing

with their parents in the

Skipper and Squirt class.

There is also a Learn to

Sail class, which teaches

Youth in the Lake Forest Park District’s summer sailing program head out onto Lake

Michigan Thursday, Aug. 10, to practice their skills on the water. Erin Redmond/22nd

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youngsters about the basics

before they move up

to the Pram and Optimists

classes, which have different

levels depending

on the sailor’s skills and


Carter and her 12-yearold

teammate Henry

Scholz are part of the Opti

Red, White and Blue race

team, one of the more advanced

levels of the program.

Scholz, like Carter

and Howard, moved his

way through the program,

learning not only about

sailing, but also how to

be a good teammate. And

while it’s a unique sport to

do, it’s one the Lake Forest

boy hopes to do for as

long as he can.

“It’s kind of different

than most sports. I like it

not just because it’s different,

but because it’s fun

to be out on the water,” he

said. “Hopefully [I’ll sail]

the rest of my life. I kind

of want to keep racing, but

it’s also kind of just a fun

thing to do.”

Scholz, Carter and the

rest of the Opti Red, White

and Blue race team are

learning skills from another

program veteran, Conor


Sheridan is a rising senior

at Lake Forest High

School, the top high

school skipper and coach

of the Opti Red, White

and Blue team. He has

been in the program since

his youth and joined its

high school team freshmen

year. Sheridan said

he was instantly hooked

on the sense of independence

sailing gave him.

And while he loves racing,

teaching the sport has

become his new favorite

thing to do.

“I’ve become like the

people I look up to. I love

teaching it and there’s so

much that I want to share

with the kids. They all

want to learn and they’re

here everyday,” Sheridan

said. “... Once they get a

little self-confidence and

they’re in the boat a little

bit, once they win their

first race and then win

their first regatta, seeing

them develop is really, really

cool. You kind of get

to watch them grow up.”

The feeling is mutual for


He said he loves watching

youngsters return summer

after summer to hone

their skills on the water

and each year, they bring

their friends. This summer,

he estimated around 200

Lake Forest-area youth

participated in the sailing

program. And while the

summer program is winding

down, the high school

season is just around the


“That is what I’m most

excited for because I can

be more involved,” Howard

said. “I don’t really

get to go out on the water

that much in the summer,

I’m always on shore. All

of the hard work from the

summer really pays off

because we get to compete

every weekend with the

high school kids. We’re

gearing up for more racing.

There’s much more

racing in the fall than in

the summer.”

While it is not an IHSA

sanctioned sport and has

no actual link to the high

school, prep sailors are

divided up based on their

respective institution and

sail under their school’s

name. Scholastic sailors

from LFHS, Lake Forest

Academy, Highland Park,

Stevenson and Glenbrook

South compete locally

and are among the more

then 120 prep teams from

around the Midwest involved

in the sport.

The Lake Forest team in

particular has seen much

success in recent years,

especially since Howard

took over as its coach.

He helped the team reach

the High School Nationals

competition Sheridan’s

sophomore year, which is

one of the senior sailor’s

favorite memories.

In 2016, the LF team

won the Midwest High

School Double Handed

and Team Race championship

and were also

the U.S. Sailing Junior

Championship Qualifiers.

Reaching this level

of competition, Sheridan

said, has made him want

to follow in the footsteps

of Howard and other Lake

Forest Sailing graduates,

who continued the sport

after they left the Lake

Forest’s harbor.

“I’m pursuing and talking

to college coaches

about continuing my sailing

career,” Sheridan said.

“I see myself doing it for

the rest of my life.”

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three stars

22CM file photo

1. Colton Johnston

(above) The

Lake Forest High

alumnus will

continue playing

lacrosse at the

University of

Maryland this

spring. He is

joining a team

which is the

defending NCAA


2. Michaela Crowley

The rising

sophomore at

St. Olaf College

and Lake Forest

Academy alum has

been working hard

to earn more ice

time in her second

season in college.

3. Will Howard The

Lake Forest native

is at the helm of

the Lake Forest

Park District’s

sailing program,

helping youngsters

learn to navigate

the open water.


Highwood’s Flavin holds on to win Illinois Open

1994 champion

Groh represents

Lake Bluff

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

When Patrick Flavin

won the 68th Illinois Open

championship on Aug. 9 at

the Glen Club in Glenview,

the 21-year-old Highwood

golfer did something that

hadn’t been done in 37


He became the first

golfer to win both the Illinois

Open and the Illinois

Amateur in the same

year since David Ogrin of

the Bloomington Country

Club accomplished the

feat in 1980 and he was the

11th amateur winner in the

Open’s 68-year history.

“To win the state Amateur

and state Open in the

same year was far beyond

my expectations for sure,”

said the Miami University

of Ohio senior-to-be.

Among the field was the

1994 winner, 72-year-old

Gary Groh, a 2017 Illinois

Hall of Fame inductee

from Lake Bluff. Groh had

scores of 83 and 84 to show

for the first two rounds for

a 167 and that wasn’t low

enough to enable him to

make the cut.

Flavin, who finished

with a score of 13-underpar,

won by one stroke just

as he did on July 20 when

he captured the Illinois

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“In order to get something, you really, really have to

work hard and want it and work off ice and on ice.”

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Amateur at the Calumet

Country Club in Homewood

but the way he did it

was completely different.

In contrast to the Illinois

Amateur, where he rallied

on the final day, in the Illinois

Open he struggled on

the last day and had to hold

off the challenges of fellow

amateurs Matt Murlick of

Winnetka and Nick Hardy

of Northbrook and a

30-year-old power-hitting

professional, Brandon

Holtz of downstate Bloomington,

who finished in a

three-way tie for second.

Flavin began the final

round, flaunting a six

stroke lead with a 15-under-par

of 128, thanks to

back-to-back rounds of 64

on the first day at his home

course, Deerfield’s Briarwood

Country Club and on

the second day at The Glen

Club. Holtz and Wilmette

pro Eric Meierdierks, who

were Flavin’s playing partners

for the final 18 holes,

began the round at 9-under

par while Hardy was

8-under and Murlick was


During the first two

days, Flavin didn’t record

any bogeys and had birdies

galore. But in shooting

a 74 on the last day to

finish with a 54-hole score

of 202, he carded a double

bogey on the par 3 fourth

hole and bogeys on the par

4 sixth and the par 4 13th.

His only birdies were on

the par 5 first hole and the

Highwood’s Patrick Flavin became the first golfer

since 1980 to win both the Illinois Open and the Illinois

Amateur in the same year after winning the Open by

a stroke Aug. 9 at the Calumet Country Club. Carlos

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par 4 eighth.

“I played my best on

back-to-back days and put

myself in great position,”

said Flavin, who earned

four letters at Highland

Park High School and

earned a spot on the All-

State team his senior season.

“Today I was just kind

of hanging on.

“I started out with a great

birdie but I definitely had

some shaky shots. On the

fourth hole I was fortunate

to find my ball after driving

into the bushes behind

trees; my dad found it for

me. It was my first over par

hole [in the tournament]

and it threw me for a loop.”

After shooting a 36 on

the front nine, Holtz caught

fire on the back nine. From

the 10th through the 15th

holes the scorecard of the

former shooting guard on

the Illinois State basketball

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team showed birdie, birdie,

bogey, birdie, birdie. The

birdie on the 15th put him

in a deadlock with Flavin.

“When I lost the solo

lead it kind gave me a sense

of urgency,” Flavin said.

“On the 16th I hit a great

tee shot and a great second

shot and an awesome putt

[in carding a par 4]. On the

17th, my par [coupled with

a bogey 4 by Holtz] gave

me the lead back.”

The errant shot on this

par 3 hole that Holtz was

unable to overcome was

his drive that landed in

deep rough.

On the par 5 18th hole,

Flavin put both his drive

and second shot in the fairway.

He found the green on

his third shot but left himself

with a long putt. The

putt put him within inches

of the cup and he tapped in

for his par.


Holtz, meanwhile, just

missed the hole on a medium-range

putt and, like

Flavin, tapped in for a par.

If the first putt had gone

in, for the first time since

2013 it would have taken

a playoff to determine the


Murlick replied “I’m not

sad at all” when asked if

he had any regrets about

finishing in a tie for second

with Holtz and Hardy. “I

played as well as I could.

I had a great tournament.

It was my first time in this

tournament and I enjoyed

it a lot.”

The former New Trier

golfer, who will be starting

his sophomore year at

Marquette this month, was

the strongest finisher, carding

a 67 on the final day.

“I got off to a really good

start,” Murlick said. “I

made a bunker shot on the

first hole and on the second

hole I holed out with

a 9-iron from about 155

yards out on the fairway

for an eagle. Then, I kept

making pars.

“On the back nine, I

changed my game plan a

little bit and started to be

more aggressive. I made

birdie putts on the 14th

and 15th to give me some

last minute hope [of catching

or overtaking Flavin].

I kept making pars, which

normally is a good thing,

but in this case I needed to

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Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Erin

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to e.redmond@22ndcenturymedia.com

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Joining the Champs

LFHS’s Johnson joins elite lacrosse squad at

University of Maryland, Page 29

Warming up

LFHS alum Crowly aims for more ice time in

sophomore season at St. Olaf, Page 28

Lake Forest youth hit the open water

through Park District program, Page 30

(From left) Carl Bornholdt, Alex Gish, Julie Gish and Ben Bornholdt

participate in the Skipper and Squirt sailing class this summer

through the Lake Forest Park District. Photo Submitted

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