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St. Mary’s ready for school year to start, Page 12

Comedy in Shakespeare CenterStage puts

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School of Lake

Forest celebrates

50 years with 50

acts of kindness,

Page 4

Liam Carruthers (left)

and Nico Allegretti help

pick produce to donate to

Community Care Center

on Aug. 16, as part of the

Kindness Campaign at

Montessori School of Lake

Forest. . Photo Submitted






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Dog Days of Summer

1:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forst. Nothing

says summer like ice

cream and kicking back

with friends old and new.

Alex Rothacker has been

training dogs for decades.

Join us at Dickinson Hall

for this mesmerizing act.

You won’t want to miss this

astonishing show. Registration

is required. For more

information, call (847)



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



Shakespeare in the Parks -

The Gulling of Malvolio

3 p.m. Aug. 26 and 27,

The Townline Park, 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.




Music at Grace

6 pm, Aug. 27, Lake

Bluff Village Green. The

next concert of the 2017


series will be performed

by Grace’s own

Venia Brass Ensemble.

Broadway, pop and more.

No charge for admission.

for more information, visit



LF/LB Indian Guides &

Princesses Recruitment


2-5 p.m. 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.foxnation.



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.



Author Camille Bordas

6-7 pm, Aug. 30. Lake

Forest Book Store, 662 N.

Western Ave., Lake Forest.

Camille Bordas will discuss

her new novel, “How

to Behave in a Crowd”.

Register at (847) 234-4420.

For more information, visit




Once-A-Month Petei Santa

Needlepoint Class

1-3 p.m. Sept. 1, The

Forest Needle, 1341 Western

Ave., Lake Forest.

Choose from Bell Santa

and/or Farmer Santa. Learn

a different beard for each

one. Can finish as an ornament

or a stand-up. Class is

$100 per Santa. $50 deposit

required. Register at (847)


Fall Fair ‘off the Square’

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 3-4,

Lake Forest Bank and Trust

parking lots, Westminster

and Bank Lane, Lake Forest.

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff

Artisan Guild will hold its’

annual Fall Fair ‘off the

Square’ with more than 40

Artists bringing unique creations

for sale. Daily Grind

cookout, live Jazz, Sweet

Pete’s ice cream, Reprise

Roaster coffee. Balloons,

children’s activities, henna

painting and more. For

more information, visit



Local Legends 2017: Ryne


3 p.m. Sept. 23, Lake

Forest Academy, 1500 W

.Kennedy Road, Lake Forest.

Baseball Hall of Famer

Ryne Sandberg, 1984 National

League MVP, is the

2017 Local Legend. Come

for a captivating conversation

with Ryne Sandberg

and radio host Barry Rozner.

Don’t miss this oncein-a-lifetime


for an up-close and personal

look at former Chicago

Cubs second baseman and

current Cubs Ambassador.

Tickets are $50 for adults,

$25 children under 12.

For more information, call

(847) 234-5253.


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.


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. Nurse Patti

Mikes will visit Dickinson

Hall to give free blood

pressure checks to anyone

50 years old and older. No

appointment needed. For

more information, call

(847) 234-2209.

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


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


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-to-face 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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Lake Bluff Plan Commission

Two LB homes seek modifications,

commission in favor with hesitations

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

Members of the Lake

Bluff Joint Plan Commission

and Zoning Board of

appeals had mixed reactions

on a pair of home

modification proposals on

East Prospect Avenue during

pre-application workshops

at its meeting on

Wednesday, Aug. 16.

The pre-applications

were submitted by home

owners Bob Helle regarding

419 E. Prospect Ave.

and Brad Andersen regarding

511 E. Prospect

Ave. Helle was accompanied

by his attorney, Edward


Deegan explained to

the commission that Helle

wants to either remodel

the large old home on

the property, tear down a

relatively recent addition

to the home and add a

smaller companion home

or tear down the existing

home, sub-divide the lot

equally and replace it with

two new homes.

Helle favors keeping

the old home.

“My fiancé and I live

in Grayslake,” he said.

“We’ve both lost our

spouses and we have six

kids between us — three

in college and three out of

college. This is a chance

for us to make a change

in our lives. It’s a nice

old house with an enormous

front yard and no

back yard that was built in


The newest addition

was put on the house in

the 1970s.

“The character of this

neighborhood seems to be

smaller lots and moderatesized

homes,” Helle said.

“What we’re proposing

seems to be in character

for the neighborhood. We

would take the stucco off

the old house and bring it

back to the old structure

and we would put a new

building on the corner.

These homes would be for

us and our children. We’re

trying to build some flexibility

for our family.”

Deegan said the second

home would be erected

on a sub-standard lot that

is 50-feet wide and he

pointed out that “across

the street is a comparable

lot; everything else would

be conforming.”

“I’m in favor of it,”

said Commissioner David

Burns. “It’s a good use for

the property. It’s more in

keeping with the neighborhood.

Your hardship

(that must be demonstrated

for major renovation

projects on existing property)

is upkeep and your

manner of handling that

hardship helps to retain a

historic home.”

Commissioner Sam

Badger was in favor of the

plan but with some hesitations.

“I’m very much in favor,”

Badger said. “It’s all

good except for the size

of the lot (for the second

home) but there are multiple

lots (like it) across the

street. I like what you’ve

done but I’m on the fence

as to whether it is the best

thing for the village.”

Chairmen Steven Kraus

was in opposition of the

plan and wanted to look at

other options.

“I’d like to see another

option,” Kraus said.

“What you lose by splitting

this lot is what makes

the building special. I’m

thinking more of an addition

rather than two separate


In making the next

pre-application appeal,

Andersen told the board

he wants to put an addition

on his home. The

primary reason is to provide

privacy by blocking

a bathroom window and

a closet window from the

view of people coming to

and going from the Union

Church of Lake Bluff

property across the street

at 525 and 531 E. Prospect


“I purchased the property

in 1993 and built a

two-story brick residence

with a Cape Cod design,”

he said. “I wanted it to

look right for the neighborhood.

After building his house

Andersen and his wife

raised their three sons in

the house. Now their sons

are adults and have moved

out and they want to add

onto the first floor where

their bedroom is.

“I want to add on to the

first floor area where our

bedroom is located, to finish

off what we originally

planned when we built the

house — to make it livable

for us in the future,”

Andersen said. “We’re doing

this because we want

to stay. What this does is

it corrects the flaws we’ve

been living with.”

Glen Cole, assistant to

the village administrator,

pointed out that the

zoning ordinances have

changed since Andersen

completed the house.

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Montessori School of Lake Forest completes 50 acts of kindness

Alyssa Groh, Editor

The number 50 has been

the magic number for The

Montessori School of Lake

Forest this year. The Montessori

School celebrated

its 50th anniversary this

year and in doing so, the

school decided to give

back to the community.

Beginning last September,

the school launched its

Kindness Campaign, challenging

them to participate

in 50 acts of kindness, one

act of kindness for every

year the school has been in


“[The Kindness Campaign]

was to mark the

50th anniversary of the

school,” said Kirstin Carruthers,

a volunteer who

helped lead the Kindness

Campaign. “We wanted

a way to celebrate what

we are and who we are

and involve everyone related

to the school. ... We

could have done an event

or something else, but the

school itself is really [focused

on] giving back and

helping others and so we

brainstormed and thought,

‘Well why don’t we give

back to the community?’

and we set the goal of 50

acts of kindness, one for

every year.”

The idea was simple.

Students, faculty, staff

and families were asked

to complete a few acts of

kindness as a way to give

back to the community.

The school also organized

a few events to give back

to organizations in the


The school’s mission

to complete the 50 acts of

kindness was not to teach

the students what it means

to give back but to learn

about a variety of organizations.

“This wasn’t really

Aidan Carruthers participates in the summer harvest act of kindness on Aug. 16, at

the Montessori School of Lake Forest, to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.


for the students to learn,

Carruthers said. “... The

way we are structured

at a Montessori school

is working to help each

other. We wanted to bring

more people together and

learn about other organizations

that you may not

have known about before.

Service work is always

at the front of our minds.

We learned more from the

students watching them

thrive on this and coming

up with ideas. It was

a great opportunity for all

ages to come together.”

As one of the schools organized

events, they came

together to make blankets

for people going through

treatments for cancer. Students,

families and faculty

spent a night making blankets

and donated them to

Phil’s Friends, a nonprofit

organization which provides

care packages for

cancer patients.

To end the 2016-17

school year, the school

also came together to

help out the schools in

North Chicago. Carruthers

said they knew

schools in North Chicago

don’t have school

supplies for students and

they wanted to make sure

they had enough supplies

for students going

through summer school.

The Montessori School

of Lake Forest collected

school supplies and donated

them to the schools

in North Chicago.

The school completed

the official 50th act of

kindness on Aug, 16 by

harvesting crops in the

school’s garden and donating

its produce to the

Community Care Center, a

food pantry in Mundelein.

Students spent the day

with Outdoor Classroom

Director Julia Lunn, completing

the 50th act of


Carruthers said donating

the produce as its final act

of kindness was “the perfect

fit because [produce]

is not something people at

the food pantry generally

get to enjoy.”

Carruthers also said the

school is going to continue

donating the produce each

summer as a way to give

back to the community.

The acts of kindness

didn’t stop there. Families

Montessori School of Lake Forest students and families

gather to make blankets for Phil’s Friends, a nonprofit

organization which provides care packages for those

going through cancer.

Students at the Montessori School help collect produce

to donate to Community Care Center, a food pantry in

Mundelein, on Aug. 16.

worked together to come

up with their own ways to

give back while each classroom

also completed their

own acts of kindnness.

Carruthers said one

classroom donated to the

Ronald McDonald House,

as one of the families

spends a lot of its time

at the Ronald McDonald


Now that the school has

completed its 50 acts of

kindness, they are beginning

to see the results of

their dedication to helping


“Although it didn’t start

as a goal of the 50 acts, it

was one of the most significant

results: the students

saw that their actions

and contributions really

do matter, and realized

that they can make a difference,

a real difference

in the world,” Carruthers

said. “[The Kindness Campaign]

inspired many to

talk about what they would

do next — and many are

already on to other acts of


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Police Reports

Wilmette man arrested for assaulting police officers and public intoxication

Robert S. Lindquist, 48,

of Wilmette, was charged

with assault, resisting arrest

and public intoxication

at 7:42 p.m. on Aug.

15 in the 300 block of

Deerpath Road in Lake


Police were called to

the Lake Forest Library

regarding a suspicious

person. Police located

Lindquist sitting on a

bench near the library

with an opened box of

wine and demonstrating

signs of being highly intoxicated.

While speaking with officers

Lindquist became

agitated and shoved two

police officers. Lindquist

resisted when informed he

was under arrest and officers

were eventually able

to get him transported to

the Public Safety Building.

In other police news:

Lake Bluff

Aug. 4

• A property damage accident

was reported at 6:52

p.m. in the intersection of

Route 176 and Route 43.

One driver was issued a


• A hit and run accident

was reported at 8:33 a.m.

in the intersection of

Sheridan Road and Arden

Shore Drive. The offending

vehicle was described

as a newer model Jeep

Cherokee. The officer met

with the complainant who

stated they were heading

south on Sheridan

Road when the offending

vehicle passed them

and hit the driver’s side

mirror. The officer completed

a report form. Officers

checked the area for

the offending vehicle but

were unable to locate.

•A four vehicle crash with

three people injured was

reported at 1:32 p.m. in

the intersection of Route

176 and Green Bay Road.

The responding officer

completed a formal report

and one driver was issued

a citation for failure to reduce


• A property damage accident

was reported at 1:44

p.m. in the 300 block of

Rockland Road. A officer

arrived on scene and completed

a formal report for

each driver and one citation

was issued for failure

to reduce speed to avoid

an accident.

Aug. 3

•A verbal altercation involving

a homeowner and

an employee of a cable

company was reported at

10:32 a.m. in the intersection

of Forest View Drive

and Green bay Road. The

officer arrived on scene

and determined it was in

Lake County Sheriff’s

Department jurisdiction.

The homeowner stated he

wanted to be reimbursed

if the cable trucks damage

his property. The

service truck moved the

truck onto Signe Court

and the situation was resolved.

• Flooding was reported

at 6:43 p.m. at the West

Scranton Cutoff. The officer

observed water to be

approximately one foot

high eventually rising to

three feet high. Officers

shut down the roadway in

both directions. The officer

requested that PIblic

Works and IDOT respond.

Public Works arrived on

scene and set up barricades.

At approximately

8:45 p.m. IDOT arrived

on scene. The officer

stood by until the water

level went down, and then

removed the barricades

for traffic to resume under

the bridge.

Aug. 1

• A two vehicle property

damage accident was reported

at 4:27 p.m. in the

300 block of Rockland


July 31

• A hit and run was reported

at 11:46 a.m.

in the 400 block of E.

Scranton Avenue. A officer

spoke with the complainant

who stated that

his vehicle was parked in

the back parking lot and

he viewed a light colored

Toyota 4 Runner struggling

to back out of a

parking spot directly west

of where his vehicle was

parked. The complainant

stated after the vehicle

exited the parking lot

he looked at the driver’s

side of his vehicle which

appeared to be damaged.

The officer located

the possible offender’s

mother who works on E.

Scranton Avenue and the

vehicle the complainant

described matched the

offending vehicle. The

officer was able to make

contact with the driver

and a formal report was


• A cellphone was stolen

at 3:11 p.m. in the 900

block of Rockland Road.

A officer met with the

complainant who stated

the phone is tracking to a

nearby business. The officer

checked the area and

met with negative results.

The officer returned to the

scene and escorted the

complainant around the

business. The complainant

was able to locate her


Lake Forest

Aug. 16

• Vincent L. Winfield,

29, of Waukegan, was

charged with possession

of drug paraphernalia

and speeding 80 mph in a

posted 55 mph speed zone

and Brian A. Anderson,

23, of Waukegan, was

charged with possession

of drug paraphernalia at

12:06 a.m. in the intersection

of Route 41 and Gage

Lane. Police on routine

patrol conducted a traffic

stop on a red Ford for

speeding. When police

approached the vehicle

and spoke to the driver,

identified as Winfield, officers

on scene immediately

smelled the odor of

cannabis coming from the

vehicle. Police had both

subjects step out of the

vehicle and located drug

paraphernalia in Anderson’s


Aug. 15

• Maren L. Douglass,

18, of the 300 block of

Rothbury Court in Lake

Bluff, and Melissa L. Davis,

18, of the 400 block

of Greenvale Avenue in

Lake Forest, were charged

with minor consumption

of alcohol at 1:21 a.m. in

the 600 block of Deerpath

Road. Police in the area

of Faith Lutheran Church

observed two females

walking on Deerpath Road

near Route 41. When police

drove towards them,

the two females retreated

and ran north up a small

patch towards Lake Forest

Hospital. Officers

were eventually able to

locate Douglass and Davis

on a gravel path near

the Lake Forest Club. Officers

spoke to the two

females and immediately

detected the odor of alcohol

on their breath. After

further investigation, both

females were issued administrative

hearing tickets

for minor consumption

of alcohol.

Aug. 14

•Carlos Sanchez, 30,

of North Chicago, was

charged with driving with

no valid driver’s license at

9:43 p.m. in the 300 block

of Wisconsin Avenue. Police

on routine patrol on

Wisconsin Avenue conducted

a traffic stop on a

2008 Mitsubishi that was

driving with only one

headlight. When police

spoke to the driver, identified

as Sanchez, they determined

he did not have a

valid driver’s license.

Aug. 10

•Julie E. Findlay, 28, of

Chicago, was charged

with a DUI of alcohol, at

7:57 p.m. on Marion Avenue.

Police responded

to a 911 call concerning a

female driver passed out

behind the wheel of a car

parked on Marion Avenue.

When police arrived,

they located a black Jeep

Compass with a female

driver who appeared to

be sleeping. When police

spoke to the driver, Findlay,

they determined she

showed signs of alcohol

impairment and asked her

to complete some standard

field sobriety tests,

which she failed.

Aug. 7

• Steven W. Cook, 27, of

Skokie, was charged with

criminal damage to property

and unlawful possession

of a controlled substance

at 5:23 p.m. in the

intersection of Route 41

and Westeligh Road. Officers

on routine patrol responded

to Route 41 and

after receiving a 911 call

concerning occupants of

a vehicle throwing items

at another vehicle. Police

located the victim and the

subject and following an

investigation, Cook was

arrested for throwing a

bottle and hitting the victim’s

vehicle. When police

placed Cook in handcuffs

and searched him,

they located a quantity of

amphetamine pills in his


Aug. 5

• Brian K. Kadluboski,

46, of Waukegan, was

charged with a 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 Waukegan Road. Police

immediately stopped

the vehicle and spoke to

the driver, identified as

Kadluboski. During the

conversation police detected

the odor of alcohol

coming from his breath,

observed numerous alcoholic

beverage containers

in the vehicle and Kadluboski

was demonstrating

signs of intoxication. Police

requested Kadluboski

perform several field sobriety

tests as part of their



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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.

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$10K grant helps fire department conduct faster rescue searches

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Forest Fire

Department’s ability to

conduct faster searches

in order to locate possible

victims for rapid removal,

thereby maximizing

the survivability of those

victims, will soon be improved,

thanks to receipt

of a $10,000 grant from

ComEd and the Metropolitan

Mayors Caucus

through their Powering

Safe Communities Program.

The funds will support

the replacement and expansion

of Thermal Imaging

Cameras (TICs) for

department operations.

In addition to aiding in

searches for possible victims,

the TICs have been

shown to be an important

tool in the identification

of live power lines located

near fallen trees, especially

during severe weather.

“It is a great thing

any time we can get free

money and upgrade our

equipment,” said Battalion

Chief Cory Kazimour,

who is overseeing the

process of upgrading the


The department applied

for the grant because their

thermal imagers are “at or

near” the end of their life,

and because TIC technology

has improved dramatically

in recent years,

he said.

Currently, the department

is testing various

TIC models, which range

in price from roughly

$8,000 to $11,000, at the

department’s testing facility

in Lake Bluff. They are

also testing smaller, less

expensive models that

don’t have all the “bells

and whistles.”

One plan under consideration

is to upgrade the

TIC in the front line squad

in Station 1, and move the

current camera to reserve


They are also considering

purchasing one larger

TIC and some number of

smaller ones.

“We don’t take this

lightly. We are doing our

due diligence,” said Kazimour.

Lake Forest was one of

25 Illinois municipalities

selected to receive a grant,

which it applied for earlier

in the year. The Metropolitan

Mayors Caucus

reviewed all of the applications,

and grants of up

to $10,000 were offered to

support the most innovative,

impactful, and essential

public safety projects.

The Caucus, a regional

council of governments

that fosters collaboration

to improve the quality of

life for communities in

the region, will administer

the Powering Safe Communities


“Municipal governments

throughout the area

are resourceful in their

efforts to keep their communities

safe. We applaud

the tireless work of our

public servants who are

dedicated to assuring the

safety and well-being of

their community members,”

said Bob Nunamaker,

Mayors Caucus

Executive Board Chairman

and Mayor of Fox

River Grove. “Thanks to

ComEd’s generous partnership,

over two dozen

municipalities will be able

to address unmet safety

concerns, thereby protecting

both public servants

and the residents they


In the program’s third

LF fire causes approximately $50k in damages

Staff Report

The Lake Forest Fire

Department received a report

of a structure fire in a

single family home in the

north central area of the

city at 2:52 a.m. on Aug.

18. Firefighters en route

to the fire were advised


From Page 3

“We have a two-car garage

facing the street but

the apron is consistent

with a single car driveway,”

Andersen said.

“What’s unique is my

lot line is 25 feet beyond

the sidewalk. We would

the residents reported the

house was filling up with

smoke. The two occupants

and two dogs were

able to evacuate the home


Upon arrival, the fire

department found heavy

smoke conditions on the

first floor and determined

go from 130 square feet

to 245 square feet with a

6-foot fence.

“We’re in a unique physical

location, next to a public

right of way and parking

area and an institution that

enjoys a special use permit.

The hardship is lack

of privacy. By not granting

variance we will continue

having lack of privacy.

There will be no financial

gain because the cost of the

addition exceeds its value.

The purpose of the code is

protection of neighbors and

I believe this will enhance

all surrounding properties.”

Commission members

expressed skepticism

concerning Andersen’s

assertion that the bathroom

window and closet

the fire was in the basement

of the home. The

fire was extinguished and

smoke was evacuated

from the home.

The cause of the fire is

under investigation. Preliminary

estimates put the

damage at $50,000. There

were no injuries to emergency

personnel or civilians.

Several area fire departments

assisted Lake Forest

Fire Department with

the fire; Knollwood, Lake

Bluff, Deerfield, North

Chicago, Libertyville,

Countryside, Mundelein

and Northbrook.

window facing the church

constitute a privacy issue.

“I like what you’re trying

to do,” Burns told Andersen.

“I’m not opposed

to it. I have to get my arms

around the hardship.”

Commissioner Mary

Collins said she had reservations

but added “I’m

not totally opposed.”

year, ComEd has increased

both funding and

the number of projects


“ComEd serves nearly

4 million customers

throughout northern Illinois,

and our dedication

to these customers goes

beyond providing energy

to power their everyday

lives. Keeping our communities

safe is ComEd’s

number one priority, and

therefore, we knew it was

essential to expand the

program this year in order

to help communities maximize

the impact of their

public safety initiatives,”

said Fidel Marquez, Senior

Vice President of

Governmental and External

Affairs, ComEd.


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Family of murdered

man raise mental illness


The Nelson family, of

Wilmette, has suffered unimaginable

pain due to the

tragic and untimely death

of their son, Grant, who

died over the Memorial

Day weekend while working

as an Uber rideshare


Despite their grief,

however, they stand committed

to stamping out the

stigma associated with

mental illness, while advocating

for the safety of

rideshare drivers everywhere.

The Nelson family

gathered with friends at

the Runner’s Edge Monday,

Aug. 14 in Wilmette’s

Plaza Del Lago

to promote the upcoming

National Alliance on

Mental Illness of Cook

County North Suburban

Walk/Run. The event is

scheduled for Sept. 24

at Clark Street Beach in


Grant Nelson, 34, a

graduate of New Trier

High School, was fatally

attacked in May in Lincolnwood.

He picked up

a rider in the early morning

hours of May 30 a few

blocks from a Walmart in

Skokie and, minutes into

the ride, near the corner

of Touhy and Lincoln avenues

in Lincolnwood, the

rider began stabbing him.

He eventually succumbed

to his injuries.

Tina Nelson, Grant’s

mother, has been involved

with NAMI since 1998,

when she first sought help

for one of her own family

members. The support,

compassion, education

and friendship she found

at NAMI motivated her to

not only become a board

member, but a facilitator

of programs as well.

“There is hope for those

afflicted with mental illness,”

she said.

Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full story

at WilmetteBeacon.com.


Holocaust survivor

celebrates 100th birthday

at retirement home

Frederika Halski smiled

broadly as she clutched a

bouquet of flowers presented

to her by Vi at the

Glen in celebration of her

100th birthday on Aug.


It was a smile reflective

of a comfortable adult life

as a loving wife, mother of

two, grandmother of four

and great-grandmother

of three. That happiness

has extended to her life at

Vi for the past 13 years,

where until a recent fall

she enjoyed line dancing,

art classes, playing games

and the company of many


Frederika was also “incredibly

emotionally resilient,”

said her daughter

Joyce Frank, and it was a

resilience earned the hard

way, as her smile masked

an unspeakable darkness.

Her parents, their siblings

and roughly 200 members

of her extended family

were killed in Poland by

the Germans during the

Holocaust. She escaped

death by hiding with others

for 22 months in the

crawl space of a home, and

coming out only at night

to eat whatever scraps of

food kind neighbors could

share with them.

Joyce, her sister Alma

and other family members

were told pieces of her

harrowing story over the

years, but Frederika preferred

to downplay it.

“She would talk about

it if you asked her,” Joyce

said. “I wouldn’t say she

was haunted by it, but it

was extremely painful.”

Reporting by Alan P. Henry,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlenviewLantern.



Water plant intake pipe

cleaning closes beach this


An excessive build-up

of sand and sediment will

be cleaned out of Glencoe’s

Water Plant intake

pipe and the Glencoe

Beach will be tentatively

closed from Monday-

Thursday, Aug. 21-24.

The Village approved

a $250,000 contract with

Northern Divers USA,

Inc. of Spring Grove, to

begin this process, which

started Monday.

The cleaning will require

the use of seven

diesel engine pumps operating

continuously over

a period of several days

to flush out the sand and

sediment. These pumps

will be located on Glencoe

Beach just south of

the Glencoe Water Plant,

according to a Village

press release.

For the safety of residents

and Glencoe Beach

patrons, the water will

be closed during the pipe

cleaning due to the dangerous

undercurrent that

the pumps will create in

the work zone near the

beach. No swimming,

sailing or kayaking near

Glencoe Beach will be


During the week of July

31, a biennial inspection

of the Village of Glencoe’s

24-inch water intake

pipe, which extends 3,300

feet into Lake Michigan,

revealed a heavy buildup,

Public Works Director

David Mau said. The pipe

is the primary source of

water to the Glencoe Water


“The inspection is a

regular maintenance project,”

Mau said. “Anytime

they find this, usually in

the intake cones, they can

clean it out themselves

and flush it out at the end

of the pipe. This year, they

noted they were seeing

more material further into

the pipe.

“Water levels and the

rising and falling of the

lake level creates different

movement of sand

along lakefront. A number

of factors happen and it

churns up the water and

sentiment, which can enter

the pipe.”

Reporting by Megan Bernard,

Contributing Editor.

Full story at GlencoeAnchor.



Strong opposition to

Northbrook assisted living

proposal continues

Indications are that the

proposed Heritage Woods

assisted living facility

at Techny and Shermer

Road will be voted down

when the Northbrook Plan

Commission reconvenes

on Sept. 5.

A standing room only

crowd that spilled over

into an adjacent room

with a television monitor

came to Village Hall on

Aug. 15. The meeting was

the second hearing on the

proposal that was introduced

in December and

again there was an angry

outcry from residents of

the neighborhood.

Plan Commission members

intend to vote no after

a resolution to approve

the 105-unit facility is

drafted and presented at

the Sept. 5 meeting.

Reporting by Neil Milbert,

Freelance Reporter, Full story

at Northbrooktower.com

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Late Summer Garden Stroll shows

sights of more than 100 years ago

Submitted by Lake Forest

Historic Preservation


It’s not often that you

find an estate garden that

was originally designed

and then updated almost

100 years later by two different

men who share the

same design philosophy.

The personal garden of

Ann and Cliff Miller, originally

designed by O.C. Simonds,

is just such a place

and will be featured by

the Lake Forest Preservation

Foundation at its Late

Summer Garden Stroll on

Aug. 25.

The garden sits on just

under an acre of the Byron

Laflin Smith estate and

arboretum, which in the

1880s originally stretched

from Lake Michigan to

Sheridan Road. Appropriately,

the Millers’ home

was an estate gardener’s

residence. Cliff said that

when he and his wife,

Ann, moved there, the garden

was a blank slate with

a stand of pines and a neglected

collection of trees.

Cliff’s background in art

and sculpture carries over

to his landscape design.

“I like to sculpt with

land and am a big fan of

getting a feel for the space

by spending a lot of time

there before I begin,” Cliff


Over the last ten years,

Cliff has created a wide

variety of garden spaces

on their property, inspired

by landscape architect Beatrix

Farrand’s work.

“Beatrix taught me that

an area can look a lot bigger

by chopping it up into

many different spaces or

rooms, using hedges to delineate

and define certain

spaces,” Cliff said.

This is one of the sites guests will see during the

Garden Stroll n Aug. 25. Photo submitted

Cliff likes to develop

natural habitats or “communities”

in each garden

room, which stems from

a teenage love of amphibians

and his terrarium

creations for those pets.

There are many rooms in

their garden, each focused

on a different habitat, complete

with plants, rocks,

and of course as Cliff says,


Cliff loves to listen to

and watch the toads and

bullfrogs on the lily pads

in the koi pond as they liven

up that “room,” making

it naturally authentic. Other

rooms include a woodland

space, a formal rose

garden, ornamental shade

area, and even a rain garden

that slows, filters and

stores storm water.

Simonds, the original

designer, was a preeminent

“landscape gardener”,

as he preferred to be

called, in the early 1900s.

Simonds was known as

a committed defender of

the natural American landscape

and believed that the

best design is inspired by

the natural landforms on

the site, and then executed

using indigenous plants.

Following in Simonds’

footsteps, Cliff takes a similar

approach and is very

well known for his design

and construction management

work on many private

and public gardens, including

the formal garden at

David Adler’s Italian villa

on Lake Road, the naturalistic

ravine edges and reforestation

at Lake Forest College,

and the superlative

restoration work at Forest

Park. Cliff is currently the

Design Director at Mariani

Landscape, adding range

and depth in composition,

horticulture, and ecology

to the firm’s strong mix of


The Late Summer Garden

Stroll will be held on

Friday, Aug. 25 from 5:30 –

7:30 p.m. and advance reservations

are required. For

more info or to purchase a

ticket, please go to www.

LFPF.org or call (847) 234-

1230. Tickets for LFPF

members are $20 and for

non-members, $30.

For more information,

please contact Marcy Kerr,

LFPF Executive Director,

at (847) 234-1230.



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School News

University of San Diego

Ward accepted into

Honor’s Program

Hayley Ward, of Lake

Forest, was accepted into

University of San Diego’s

Honors Program.

The program is designed

to provide smart, passionate

and engaged students

with challenges and opportunities

that will allow

them to achieve their intellectual

goals. It emphasizes

teaching excellence,

small seminar-style classes

and a core curriculum of

innovative courses.

Giving back to the community

During the opening faculty and staff meetings, Lake Forest Country Day School

spent the afternoon packing food for needy children at Feed My Starving Children

in Libertyville.

Scott Baeseman (left to right), Nicky Pitman and Pete

Moore package food at Feed My Starving Children in

Libertyville. PHOTOs SUBMITTED

Honors students have

numerous opportunities

for interaction with faculty,

specialized course work,

undergraduate research and

focused academic advising.

High-achieving students

are invited to apply for the

program after being accepted

to the university.

Colgate University

Local students earn dean’s

award with distinction

Margaret Carney and

Megan Manning, both

of Lake Bluff and graduates

of Lake Forest High

Anna Harrison (left to right), Alex from Feed My

Starving Children, and Bobbie Serafini give back to the

community by packaging food.

School, Katherine Sullivan

and Sydney Johnston,

both of Lake Forest

and graduates of Lake

Forest High School, and

Sophia Platcow, of Lake

Forest and a graduate of

Lake Forest Academy

earned the dean’s award

with distinction at Colgate


Students who receive

a term grade point average

of 3.6 or higher while

completing at least 3 course

credits during the spring

2017 semester earn the

dean’s award with distinction.

University of Wisconsin -


Local students earn


Nina Nissly, of Lake

Forest, graduated with

a bachelor of arts in art

from the University of

Wisconsin - Whitewater

Joshua Serbin, of Lake

Forest, graduated with a

bachelor of arts in communication.

School News is compiled by

Editor Alyssa Groh. Send submissions

for School News to


visit us online at www.LAKEFORESTLEADER.com

New principal at

St. Mary’s optimistic

about new beginning

Alyssa Groh, editor

The School of St.

Mary’s in Lake Forest will

begin the

new school

year by


a new principal.



comes to the Wieters

School of St.

Mary’s from Catholic Central

High School in Burlington,

Wis., and brings a

lot of experience with him.

Wieters graduated from

Loras College with a bachelors

degree in education

with an emphasis on physical

education. He spent

many years being a physical

education and history

teacher at various schools

throughout Illinois and

Wisconsin. During his time

teaching he also served various

roles as varsity coach

for both girls and boys basketball

teams and was also

an athletic director.

His passion for working

with students and collaborating

with teachers

only grew throughout the

years, which eventually

led him to becoming principal

at St. Peter school in

Kenosha, Wis., and then

St. Francis de Sales in

Lake Geneva, and now St.

Mary’s in Lake Forest.

“I think [becoming a

principal] was a natural

progression after having

taught for a number

of years and having been

active as an athletic director,

coach and teacher, and

serving as a union president,”

Wieters said. “It

seemed like the next natural

step in my educational


During his interview

process, Wieters could tell

St. Mary’s was the perfect

fit for him right away.

“There are so many

reasons I am happy to be

here,” he said. “The interview

committee that I met

with really extolled the

virtues of what a familyoriented

school the School

of St. Mary’s is. The staff,

students and family I have

already met have been truly

welcoming and I think it

is going to be a good fit.”

As for beginning a new

school in a new state Wieters

said he will use his experience

to help him with

the transition.

“I think the fact that I have

worked in a catholic school

for the last 13 years is going

to really help influence my

decisions and judgements

here,” Wieters said. “The

fact that I have taught for a

number of years will influence

things as well.”

While getting to know

the faculty, students and

family at St. Mary’s, Wieters

already has plans for

what he wants to do during

his first year at the school.

“I am hoping to continue

the academic excellence

that the School of St. Marys

is known for,” he said. “I

also hope we can continue

with our faith formation of

our young students and continue

to develop future leaders

here. I think we have a

great school here and one of

my goals here is to try and

turn this from a good school

to a great school. I think it is


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An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The Montessori School of

Lake Forest participated

in 50 acts of kindness

to celebrate its 50th

anniversary, Page 4

From the Editor

‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’

Alyssa Groh


One of my favorite

things to do is

traveling and seeing

the many places the

world has to offer. I love

to travel, whether it is domestically

or internationally,

both of which offer

some amazing cultural

experiences, incredible

views and food.

This year, I am fortunate

enough to be going

on a few vacations. I

kicked off 2017 in February

with a trip to Utah to

go snowboarding with

my brother, sister-in-law

and boyfriend. We spent a

week in Park City snowboarding

for eight hours a

day. While we were there,

we were lucky enough to

snowboard on fresh snow

each day as it snowed at

minimum a foot each day.

It was some of the best

snowboarding I have ever

done. I loved sitting at

top of the mountain and

taking in the sights of

the mountains and trees

covered in snow. It was

incredible to see more

than a foot of snow sitting

on the tree branches.

At the end of April, I

took a trip to China with

16 of my teammates from

my waterski team. We

were asked to go on an

all expenses paid trip to

compete as Team USA in

an exhibition tournament

in Chongquin, China.

We competed against

Team Australia and Team


While we were there

we spent 10 days sight

seeing in Beijing and

Chongquin. We got to

climb on the Great Wall

of China, go white water

rafting in between two

mountains and experience

traditional Chinese festivals.

To end the trip, we

spent five days waterskiing.

We ended up placing

second at the tournament,

.04 points behind Team


In a few short weeks

in September, I will be

heading to Mexico for a

family vacation. It will be

my first time to Mexico

and a great way to say

goodbye to summer and

hello to fall.

I am looking forward to

relaxing by the beach and

pool, spending quality

time with family and eating

Mexican food.

In between each of

those trips, I have taken

short weekend trips to

visit my parents who

are now living in South

Florida. I am thankful to

have a home away from

home in paradise.

No matter where life

takes me next, I am eager

and excited to learn about

a new area and take in

the sights unique to that

place. How luck are we

to live in a world with so

many vacation destinations

and things to learn?

Most families go on

vacation during the summer

when the weather is

nice and when kids are

off of school. If you were

one of those families who

took a vacation this summer,

both domestically or

internationally, and took

a photo, send it to The

Editor Alyssa Groh does a lift, which is typically

performed on water, with her teammate Dan Hansen, on

the Great Wall of China. PHOTO SUBMITTED.

Leader. The Lake Forest

Leader is hosting its

annual Family Vacation

Photo Contest, which will

be ending in one week,

on Thursday, Aug. 31.

The rules are simple.

You must be a resident

of Lake Forest or Lake

Bluff. Send photos of

your vacation from this

summer to alyssa@lakeforetleader.com

or mail

them to The Lake Forest

Leader, 60 Revere Drive,

Suite 888, Northbrook,

IL, 60062. When you

send submissions, please

briefly describe where the

picture is taken and who

is in the photo.

The winner will be

announced in The Leader

on Sept. 7 and the winner

will receive a $50 gift

card from Lake Forest

Frame and Design Studio.

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new art exhibit, Page 19

Where everybody knows

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in local relationships, Page 21

CenterStage brings out humor during performance of “The Gulling of Malvolio,” Page 17

Feste (left to right), played by Sahara Glasener-Boles, serenades a drunken Sir Toby Belch, played by Edward Kuffert and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, played by Jeremy

Schaye, during CenterStage’s performance of “The Gulling of Malvolio” on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Grove Cultural Campus. Gianna Annunzio/22nd Century Media.

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the lake forest leader | August 24, 2017 | 17

Embracing Shakespeare in a new environment


presents “The

Gulling of Malvolio”

on outside stage

Gianna Annunzio

Freelance Reporter

Shakespeare has come

to Lake Forest, unfolding

a plan to play an elaborate

trick on a steward right

before his audience’s


The actors at Center-

Stage Theater carried out

his scheme during their

performance of “The

Gulling of Malvolio,” an

adaptation of the funniest

scenes from Shakespeare’s

play “Twelfth

Night.” The show was performed

outdoors at Lake

Forest’s Grove Cultural

Campus. This marked

the first time CenterStage

had ever performed work

written by Shakespeare,

or “toured” their show in

outdoor locations.

Barb Anderson, the director

and play adapter,

directed Shakespeare for

20 years at New Trier

High School in Winnetka.

She and her husband

Edward Kuffert

(who plays Sir Toby

Belch in “Malvolio”) had

also performed in Chicago’s

“Shakespeare in

the Park” as actors in the

past. Anderson said she

only lightly adapted “The

Gulling of Malvolio” for

this series of performances.

“The reason I picked

‘Twelfth Night’ is because

the story’s subplot

[Malvolio] makes

it’s own play,” Anderson

said. “It really stands

alone so easily. It’s a terrific

way of starting our

Sir Andrew Aguecheek, played by Jeremy Schaye, sits on a bench while performing

CenterStage’s adaptation of “The Gulling of Malvolio,” on Sunday, Aug. 20 at Grove

Cultural Campus. PHOTOS BY Gianna Annunzio/22nd Century Media

summer shows, if we

keep doing this.”

Rachel Martindale, a

Lake Forest local actress,

plays Olivia in “Malvolio”

and serves as costume

coordinator. She said the

play presents physical humor

in several different


“We’ve taken all the

funny bits and got rid of

the thicker plot,” she said.

“It’s the part that people

remember when you say

‘Twelfth Night.’”

From plotting a trick

on the steward Malvolio

to a sword fight between

two unlikely characters,

the play consistently kept

its audience engaged. The

location also offered refreshing

scenery for all attendees

to enjoy.

In her version of “Malvolio,”

Anderson picked

parts of scenes and wrote

some of her own speeches

to be included in the performance.

She also ensured

her actors had good

diction and annunciated

their lines correctly, so

the audience understood

Shakespeare’s Early Modern

English writing.

“If I look at a word and

say, ‘Okay, nobody is going

to know that word unless

they have a dictionary,’

I just translate it,”

she said. “I’ll use words

that tie in with the plot,

but that modern audiences

will understand.”

Although Shakespeare’s

original work included

two songs by Renaissance

musician Thomas Morley,

Anderson also added a

song by Henry VIII called

“Past Time in Good Company.”

“Since the show is

about fun-loving guys

who like to party and not

get caught and then decide

to play this trick, I thought

it would tie in well,” she


Martindale said she appreciated

Anderson’s adaptation

of “Malvolio,”

when it came to her specific


“[The adaptation] condenses

the situation for

Olivia,” she said. “The

wonderful thing about

Shakespeare is that he

played to all types of people.

So, you have scenes

featuring high comedy

and low comedy.”

With “Malvolio,” the

cast provided their audience

with a way to enjoy

and understand Shakespeare’s

work in a unique


Viola (left) dressed as Cesario, played by Alexandra T.

Cross, reluctantly duels Sir Andrew Aguecheek, played

by Jeremy Schaye.

The jester Feste, played by Sahara Glasener-Boles,

kneels during a comedic performance of “The Gulling

of Malvolio.”

“It’s a very accessible

and enjoyable 90 minutes.

Shakespeare’s not just

highbrow,” Martindale

said. “We can go that way,

but it’s really about entertaining

our audience. Especially

given that it’s just

the comedic parts.”

Overall, both Anderson

and her cast provided the

community with the full

Shakespearean experience:

language, music and

costumes. They hope to

continue performing this

way in the future.

“I thought the idea of

bringing it actually to the

people would be something

really cool,” Anderson

said. “I know the

people who came the first

weekend said, ‘Gosh we

should have more of this,

I hope you keep going,’ so

that’s something I really

think could work.”

To catch CenterStage’s

next performance of “The

Gulling of Malvolio,” visit:


Admission to the performance

is free, but donations

are accepted.

18 | August 24, 2017 | The lake forest leader FAITH


Faith Briefs

Christian Science Society (Gorton Center, 400 E.

Illinois Road, Lake Forest)

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 Spirit (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 VBS-style Children’s

Chapel program are going

where attendees will pitch a

tent and discover that Jesus is

the light of the world though

this outdoor-themed camping

adventure. For more information,

please contact Debbie

Stockert at dstockert@chslf.


Women’s Spirituality Group

The Women’s Spirituality

Group invites all women

to celebrate their inner Martha

and Mary from 7-8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 18. The group

will engage in a time of quiet

contemplation using a guided

meditation, followed by a

chance for deeper sharing.


The church will host “Craft

Hour in the Church Kitchen,”

also known as C.H.I.C.K.s, on

the third Wednesday of every

month. The even is held from

7-9 p.m. and includes crafts,

fellowship and refreshments.

For more information, contact

nancyconover@mac.com or


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 year-long journey that will

be done over 34 weeks. Student

guides are now available

in Missions Possible bookstore

at a 15 percent discount. Come

to Eucharist at 9:30, and then

grab a cup of coffee in the

kitchen on your way to the library.

Welcome Cafe

On Sundays between the 9

and 11 a.m. service, you are

invited to the “Welcome Café”

in the Parish Hall. All are welcome:

newcomers and longtimers,

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


The Brotherhood of St. Bernard

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.


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.chslf.org/


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 nights.

Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois Road, Lake


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)

Kickoff Sunday

UCLB will host its Kickoff

Sunday picnic in the side yard

after church on Sunday, Sept,

10. There will be food and fun,

music and dancing as it celebrates

the groundbreaking of

the new manse.

Live Wires

Live Wires is the Union

Church youth group for fourththrough

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


The Bridge Young Adults Group

Every Wednesday from 7-9

p.m. If you think you’re a

young adult, you are welcome

to join. Contact TheBridgeC-

CLF@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


com. The deadline is noon on

Thursday. Questions? Call (847)

272-4565 ext. 35.

In Memoriam

Gerald Shields

Gerald Shields,

80, of Lake Forest,

died Aug. 9 after a

long battle with dementia.

He is survived

by his wife

of 53 years, Linda

(Bosselli) Shields, Shields

daughter Kristen

DeNoble and son Craig(Amy). He

was the loving Poppy of Emma and

Scott DeNoble. He is also survived

by his brother, Forrest (Ruth), his

brother-in-law John “Butch” Bosselli

(Marsha), as well as nieces,

nephews and cousins. He was born

and raised on the north side of Chicago.

He received his undergraduate

degree from North Park College

and MBA from Roosevelt University.

He was Chairman Emeritus of

Graymills Corporation, a manufacturing

company owned by he and

Linda. He was a mentor to many.

Jerry held board positions, including

Chairman of the Northern Illinois

Business Association. He

was also President of the Board of

the North Business and Industrial

Council, a member of the Chicago

Economic Development Commission

and Mayor Daley’s Chicago

Workforce Board. The Flexographic

Technical Association was Jerry’s

true professional passion. He

was Chairman of the Foundation

of the Flexographic Technical Association

and his proudest moment

was being inducted into the “Flexo

Hall of Fame” in 1990. Jerry cherished

his 43 years as a Lake Forest

resident. He was involved in many

civic activities, including the City

of Lake Forest Shoreline Restoration

Committee. He loved taking

visitors to the Lake Forest Beach

to see the fruits of the committee’s

labors. Services were held Aug. 14.

A scholarship is being established

in Jerry’s name for student’s studying

the field of Flexography. In lieu

of flowers, please consider a donation

to this fund: www.youcaring.


Mary Louise Sunderland

Mary Louise Sunderland, 96, of

Lake Forest and Paradise Valley,

Ariz., died Aug. 9. She is survived

by her children Louise Sunderland

(John Gavin), Anne Sunderland

and Mary Sunderland and grandchildren

Anne and Matthew Gavin

and Michael and Brian Williamson.

Services are pending.

Barbara Mortimer

Barbara Mortimer, of Lake Forest,

died in Aug. 2017. No services

details were available.

Gary Zarazinski

Gary Lee Zarazinski,

age 73, formerly of

Lake Bluff and a resident

of Waukegan, died on Aug. 10.

He bravely fought kidney cancer

for more than two years. Zarazinski

was born in Minneapolis, on Oct.

23, 1943 and grew up in Lake Bluff.

Zarazinski graduated from North

Chicago High School and Aurora

College and earned his CPA degree.

He was a three-time All State wrester

in high school and member of

the high school band. He served in

the U.S. Army during the Vietnam

War in 1969 as a 1st Lt. and earned

an Air Medal, Bronze Star, Purple

Heart and Vietnam Service Medal.

He served in the National Guard and

attained the rank of Captain. Zarazinski

lived in Waukegan most of his

adult life and volunteered for Cub

Scouts, Waukegan Baseball Association

and Lions Club. He was an

avid golfer, playing in leagues at

Bonnie Brook and Midlane. Zarazinski

was a big Cubs fan and got to

see his beloved team win the World

Series last year.

He was preceded in death by his

parents, Beatrice and Walter Zarazinski,

and his brother, Bruce. He

is survived by his daughter, Karen,

and son, David; his sister Cindy

Zarazinski (Chris) Summers and

sister Tanya (James) Rigwood.

Survived by many cousins, nephews

and nieces, and close friend,

Sue Janda.

Gary will have a military funeral

at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 6706

Superior Avenue, Kohler, Wisconsin

on Sept. 16 at noon. In lieu of flowers,

please send a contribution to the

standuptocancer.org foundation.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email


with information about a loved one

who was part of the Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff community.

LakeForestLeader.com LIFE & ARTS

the lake forest leader | August 24, 2017 | 19

It’s a dog’s world at The Gallery this summer

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

Artists on the Bluff held

the opening reception for

its August exhibit, “Dog

Days” at The Gallery in

Lake Forest on Aug. 11.

The Gallery was looking

for a light, fun theme

for its August show, said

Sandra Bacon, president

of the local artists’ collective.

“We have an idea and

let artists either follow it

or not,” she said.

Many of the participating

artists are showing

works of dogs or

other animals while others

contributed waterscapes,

landscapes and

cityscapes. Among the

animal art is Meredith

Kopelman’s series of

dog paintings, “Cockerspaniel,”

“Labrador,” and

“Schnauzer,” which depict

approachable looking

canines in bright colors.

They are a good match for

Ann Bingham-Freeman’s

series of dog and monkey

paintings, which are also

in vibrant colors, but possess

a cartoon feel, like

the work of Chicago Imagists

Karl Wirsum and

Jim Nutt.

Photographer Eric Toalson

offers two dog photos,

“Just Add Water,”

the summery image of a

golden retriever playing

in a sprinkler, and “Eleanor

Rigby,” a close-up of

a fluffy white dog’s face.

The title might actually be

the dog’s name or perhaps

it is inspired by the face

references in the Beatles’

song. These are joined by

Toalson’s four nature photos

of sea water, the sky,

fog and lightning.

Hard to miss in the gallery

are the three sculptures

of Michael Bellefeuille.

“Mechanical Butterfly,”

Mixed media artist and photographer Georgia Velisaris

stands with her favorite piece in the show, “Aquarium.”

Dragonfly,” and “1 Horse,

2 Personalities,” are made

of repurposed metal pieces

fitted together into the insect

and animal forms. The

butterfly is larger than any

real life dog and features

wings that move mechanically.

The dragonfly is suspended

from the ceiling

and throws shadows from

its wings, possibly made

from ceiling fan blades, on

the walls behind it. Bellefeuille

and his brother

created the horse, each

building one side of it independently

with different

materials and then fastening

them together, according

to Bacon.

Darlene Bock’s pastel

drawings include “Natalia

and her Pug,” “Ants” and

“At the Dock.” In particular,

“Ants,” which shows

three children playing in

the street in the summer

time, and “At the Dock,”

which depicts a young

woman sitting on a pier

watching a goose swim

along the water, beautifully

capture how sunlight

falls on their subjects.

“Natalia and her Pug” and

“Le Repose,” an ink on

black scratchboard drawing

by Leslie Scott, show

dogs in fine, realistic detail.

Sandra Bacon has acrylic

paintings of dogs, a cat

and a monkey in the show

and says she paints pet

portraits on commission.

Her animal images appear

not only in paintings, but

also on mugs and napkins.

She noted that her fanciful

monkeys reference paintings

by Frida Kahlo.

Additional images of

dogs appear in photographs

by Nancy Strahinic

and graphite drawings by

Paulette Colo. Other animals

represented include

an elephant in “Kaitlyn’s

Kilabasi,” a watercolor

and pastel by Carol Breyer

that achieves a unique

vintage look; a bird painting

by Sandra Bacon; and

a cockatoo photo by Georgia


Amy Lee Segami, who

is well known for using

a unique paint on water

method derived from an

ancient Japanese style

called Suminagashi, contributed

two archival

reprints of her original

A mixed media tile and photography by artist Georgia Velisaris is on display at The

Gallery in downtown Lake Forest throughout the month of August as part of its “Dog


A mechanical horse constructed by Michael Bellefeuille and his brother is also on

display at The Gallery.

works, “Snow Fantasia”

and “Pond of Passion.”

Acrylic paintings by

Howard Alberts depict

cityscapes and waterscapes

of Europe, China

and Chicago in a whimsical


“Dog Days” runs

through Aug. 28 at The

Gallery, 202 Wisconsin

Ave., Lake Forest with

hours by appointment.

Artists on the Bluff exhibits

change monthly,

with the September show

to feature Lake Forest and

Lake Bluff scenes and the

October show to have a

Halloween theme. Visit

Artists on the Bluff at



20 | August 24, 2017 | The lake forest leader LIFE & ARTS


Mend Hunger provides gluten-free, allergy-safe foods

LFC alumni launch

organization to

help those in need

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Aleksa Hacker and Tim

Hacker (no relation) were

students at Lake Forest

College when they were

introduced to each other

in 2007 by religion professor

Ron Miller. After

graduating in 2009, they

lost touch, then reconnected

a few years ago when

she ran into his mother.

Around the same time,

Aleksa was formulating

plans for a unique nonprofit

organization, and

Tim was eager to help.

Today, she is the Founder

and Executive Director

of Mend Hunger, which

brings gluten-free and allergy

safe foods to those

in need. And Tim is now

communications director

for the organization.

Through their efforts,

members of needy families

living in New Trier

and Niles Townships

whose medically restricted

diets require gluten

free and allergy safe foods

can now get staples such

as baking mixes, bread,

cereal and pastas that are

free of the top eight allergens

as well as gluten at

those Township pantries.

Aleksa said that arrangements

could be

made for Lake Forest

families in need to receive

the goods.

“We are willing to do a

mobile delivery if there is

a family in need outside

the current network,” she

said. “We would come to

them if they asked for it.

We would do our best to

accommodate them.”

Both she and Tim work

on a volunteer basis.

“This is like cultivating

a seedling. We are not

building this to take from

it. We are building this to

serve the community,” she


The concept for Mend

Hunger was generated out

of personal experience.

Aleksa was born with

multiple food allergies,

and now has children ages

2 and 3 who have their

own unique dietary restrictions.

“As I started growing

older, I really appreciated

what a tremendous cost

[food allergies] could be

and realized how fortunate

we were to be able

to afford it, but it led me

to wonder what happens

for a family where that

is not the case,” Aleksa

said, who noted that studies

indicate one out of 13

children has a food allergy

and 30 percent have more

than one, and that allergy

safe food typically costs

two to four times more

than standard food.

“The thing about food

allergies and also Celiac

Disease and any of the

other medically restricted

diets is that not following

correct diet protocols is

dangerous. It is not about

a fad diet. We have no


As part of her due diligence,

she went around

to various food pantries

in the Chicago area to see

what they offered. “If I

were going in there to get

something for my family,

would I have been able

to leave with something?

The answer was no, there

was nothing. That’s when

I knew there was a need

and it needed to be met.”

Mend Hunger’s goal,

she said, “is to close the

gap between hunger and

Aleksa Hacker, a graduate of Lake Forest College, is

the founder and executive director of Mend Hunger,

a nonprofit organization that helps bring safe food

to needy families with food allergies. Alan P. Henry/

Freelance Reporter


“The last thing I can

imagine is going into a

pantry and staring down

what a typical pantry has

to offer and having to face

the choice of ‘do I come

home with nothing for my

kids or do I pick up something?’

What do you do in

those scenarios when the

food that is available to

you is toxic for you and

you have no choice? It is

about trying to close that


Food partners include

Enjoy Life and Lifeway

Kefer. Last week’s delivery

came from Enjoy Life,

which provided 20,000

pounds of food loaded

into three 26 foot trucks

from its Indiana operation.

“Enjoy Life appreciates

how important these

foods are and are eager to

work with us to get into

this community,” Aleksa


She added that making

allergy safe foods more

easily available to the

needy brings dignity to

their lives.

“One woman said how

important it was to be able

to send her daughter to

school with a cookie that

was made for her. It is

about instilling in people

a sense that they are not

an ignored or forgotten


Mend Hunger is planning

to expand to other

townships, but will do so

only after they feel confident

they have the supply

Tim Hacker, a graduate of Lake Forest College,

also helped start Mend Hunger and is now the

communications director. PHOTO SUBMITTED

needed to fill the demand,

Aleksa said.

Glencoe Rotary International

is planning a fundraiser

for Mend Hunger

on Nov. 11.

For those who want to

catch up, Aleksa has more

than ten years of nonprofit

management and consulting

experience, including

the leadership of a nationwide

nonprofit organization

with offices in eight

states. She holds a master

of arts in psychology

from The Chicago School

of Professional Psychology

and a bachelor of arts

from Lake Forest College.

Tim has more than five

years of communications

experience, including

leading media relations

for Northern Trust’s technology

and asset servicing

segments, and has worked

in a variety of research

and analysis roles for local

non-profits and institutions.

He has a long-term

interest in environmental

issues, social justice, and

making healthy food accessible,

and holds a master’s

degree in public policy

and a bachelor’s degree

from Lake Forest College.

Anyone needing access

to no-cost gluten free or

allergy safe foods can visit

one of Mend Hunger’s

partner pantry locations.

For more information

about how to get food,

email the organization at


Anyone wishing to volunteer,

contribute or participate

in Mend Hunger’s

mission may contact them

through their website.

LakeForestLeader.com DINING OUT

the lake forest leader | August 24, 2017 | 21

North Shore’s very own ‘Cheers’

Luke’s thrives

on community


traditional dishes

Megan Bernard

Contributing Editor

There’s something about

those mom-and-pop, Chicago-style

food joints that

people gravitate toward.

According to Dave Puzes,

the owner of Luke’s in

Lake Bluff, it’s the concept

of “Cheers.”

“Everyone loves walking

into a place and knowing

everyone there — just

like the show,” he said.

To mimic that, when Puzes

took ownership of Luke’s

in 2009, he made it a point

to get to know the entire

community and his “regulars,”

as he calls them.

“Most people like to be

recognized. People like to

be treated special and feel

special wherever they go.

We are exactly that, plus a

family place. The community

is such a part of what

we do here and we want

them to know that,” Puzes


On any typical day, Puzes

greets all of his regular customers

throughout the lunch

and dinner rushes at the

restaurant, 203 N. Waukegan

Road, Lake Bluff. But,

his connection to the North

Shore goes far beyond that

with sponsorship of parades

and events, block party

tents, meals for the Lake

Forest High School football

team, and catering to other

local schools and businesses,

among many other contributions.

“We’re happy to do it

for the community,” Puzes

said. “We’re just that type

of place.”

“That type of place,”

Luke’s, was started in 1963

Chicago-style Vienna hot dog ($2.79) topped with mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes,

pickles, sport peppers and celery salt. Photos by Alyssa Groh/22nd Century Media

by Luke Del Principe on

Harlem Avenue in Chicago.

The original restaurant still

stands, but is under new

ownership. There are also

several other locations, like

the Lake Bluff hot spot.

Eight years ago, Puzes

bought the existing restaurant

on Waukegan Road.

Several months before the

Luke’s purchase, Puzes

was unhappy at his job and

woke up one morning and

said “enough.”

“I knew I wanted to

get back into the restaurant

business and a couple

months later, I found this

through a friend,” said

Puzes, whose first job was

a dishwasher and bus boy

in Skokie.

Even during his years

out of the industry, Puzes,

of Buffalo Grove, was

helping a friend start a

restaurant. He always had

his finger on the restaurant

pulse, but never took the

leap to own his own place

until Luke’s.

The first years owning

Luke’s seemed like an

uphill battle for the Puzes

family, he said, but all

them, including his wife,

daughter and son, put in

their hard work — and

heart — into the place.

Now, years later, the restaurant

is still successfully

serving up Luke’s original

recipes, such as Italian

beef, giardiniera, chili,

meat sauce and marinara.

“Anything else we’ve

dissolved is on our own,”

Puzes said of his menu that

nowadays expands across

hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches,

tacos, subs, ribs,

pizza and salads.

22nd Century Media

staff visited Luke’s last

week to try some of Puzes’

specialities. We dove

straight in, starting with

a chicken Caesar wrap

($9.99) that had a generous

amount of grilled

chicken, dressing, lettuce

and tomatoes wrapped in a

warm tortilla.

Next up was a Chicago-style

Vienna hot dog

($2.79) topped with mustard,

relish, onions, tomatoes,

pickles, sport peppers

and celery salt in a poppy

seed bun. The hot dog and

its toppings were perfectly

constructed and one of my

favorite dishes of the meal.

Luke’s of Lake Bluff

203 N. Waukegan

Road, Lake Bluff

(847) 615-9705



Monday-Saturday 10

a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

You can also get a dog

with cheese and/or chili,

and jumbo style.

We also got our hands on

a Luke’s staple — the beef

sandwich ($5.99). Ours

came topped with hot and

sweet peppers and doused

with au jus. To understand

how popular this sandwich

is, Puzes said, 75-100

pounds of beef is cooked

and simmered in the juice

three to four times a week.

Another Luke’s original

recipe, homemade chili

($3.89), was brought to us

straight from the kitchen

— so hot that the cheddar

cheese was already melted

on top. The chili packed a

spicy punch and kept us

wanting more spoonfuls

after each bite.

If that wasn’t enough

food for lunch, we wrapped

The beef sandwich ($5.99) is one of the most popular

items at Luke’s.

The 16-inch pizza comes with your choice of toppings.

Chicken Caesar wrap ($9.99) filled with grilled chicken,

caesar dressing, lettuce and tomato.

up our time at Luke’s with

a 1/3 pound burger ($4.39)

with cheese, thousand island

dressing, lettuce, tomatoes,

onions and pickles;

a Greek salad; and a

pizza topped with cheese

and sausage. Pizza slices

are available 11 a.m.-

8 p.m. Monday-Friday

only. You can also order a

9-,12- and 16-inch pizzas

during those times with

custom toppings.

Whether you’re coming

into Luke’s as a local

team, family, business or

even a “regular,” be sure

to say “hi” to Lake Bluff’s

Ted Danson. Explore the

variety of what this North

Shore version of “Cheers”

has to offer, including a

dessert finale, like Mrs.

Puzes’ Beth’s Famous


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Jack Mislinski

Jack Mislinski is a senior

at Lake Forest High

School and a quarterback/wide

receiver on the

Scouts’ varsity football


How did you start

playing football?

I actually grew up in

New Jersey and I think I

started pretty early on — it

was first or second grade. A

bunch of my friends from

school were starting to play

and it was a popular thing

in my town in New Jersey

to do. We kind of picked it

up together, we all had the

same love for football and

we were all Giants fans

growing up in New Jersey.

We liked them, so that’s

how we started.

What do you like about

playing football?

The great thing about

football is just the pure athleticism

that you need. The

athleticism really sets you

apart from your competitors.

What’s the toughest

thing about playing


Really the mental side,

playing against different

competitors, having to read

defenses and look at them

instead of us, you have to

know everything that’s going

on, on the field, at the

same time. It’s tough, but it

also makes it really fun.

Do you have any

pregame rituals?

I definitely have to eat

some bananas, make sure I

don’t cramp, and then just

listen to music. I throw on

my pregame playlist, go

up there in the team room

with the rest of my teammates

and we all just sit

there with our headphones

on and get our minds right

for the game.

What are your

expectations for the


We’re bringing back a lot

of guys; we’re bringing up

some younger guys. I feel

like it’s going to be a really

successful year. It’s all

coming together right now.

If you had a ticket to

go anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

I’d probably head off to

Connecticut. Not because

it’s tropical, obviously,

or anything like that, but

I love seeing family; it’s

probably one of the most

important things to me. I’d

go see my extended family

— grandparents, cousins.

We have a nice, little place

out there, Thimble Island

it’s called, where we all get

to chill out and spend some

time together and kind of

unplug from the rest of the


What’s your dream


I’ve always wanted to be

an engineer. I’m not sure

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what kind of engineer yet,

but I’m thinking mechanical

or something with computers,


What’s one thing you

couldn’t live without?

Friends and family. Obviously

all material things

have less meaning if you’re

not spending time and having

your priorities right

with the things that really


Are you a cat person or

a dog person?

Dog, for sure. I’ve never

liked cats. They’re boney,

they’re not easy to cuddle


What are your plans

for after graduation?

I’m trying to play some

kind of sport in college,

whether it be football —

I’m trying to play football

right now — or lacrosse.

Definitely staying active

wherever I go.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Erin Redmond.

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■Aug. ■ 29 - at Evanston

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Cross Country

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Field Hockey

■Aug. ■ 26 - host Homewood-

Flossmoor, 2 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 28 - host Stevenson,

6:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 30 - host NT 4:45 p.m.


■Aug. ■ 26 - host Elkhart

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Girls Tennis

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Girls Volleyball

■Aug. ■ 29 - at Rochelle Zell

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■Aug. ■ 26 - at Warren, 1 p.m.

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4 p.m.

■Aug.30 ■ - host Warren

Township, 4 p.m.

Boys Soccer

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Tournament, 10 a.m.

■Aug. ■ 28 - at NSCD, 3:30


■Aug. ■ 29 - host Deerfield,

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Spartans hold high expectations

for upcoming season

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

Glenbrook North won

its first playoff game since

2007 last season with a

17-7 win over Simeon

on Oct. 28 in Northbrook.

But the Spartans graduated

eight of their nine All-Conference

players including

Luke Amen, Alex Bubaris,

Kevin Burnside, Tommy

Gertner, Michael Karb,

Gerry Luc, Matt Pawlowski

and TJ Weinzimmer.

Senior running back

Jimmy Karfis is Glenbrook

North’s lone returning All-

Conference player.

“They showed us a lot

and how to lead a team and

showed us what we need

to do and that’s what we’re

going to do this year,”

Karfis said. “The way we

did it last year was great

and the way the captains

showed us. We’ve got to be

better at it this year.”

Last year’s second-round

playoff loss to Willowbrook

left a sour taste in

Karfis’ mouth. After the

program’s first playoff win

in nearly a decade, Karfis

hopes to take it a step further

this year by also winning

a second-round playoff


The Spartans have four

returning offensive starters

and one returning defensive

starter. The returning

offensive starters include

Karfis, senior offensive

linemen Skyler Metzger

and Nico Cardenas, and senior

Colin Paul, who started

at the end of last year at

wide receiver.

“We have a lot of talent,”

GBN coach Bob Pieper

said. “We’re just inexperienced

right now. I like our

talent and I like our kids. I

like the way they’re working.

We’ve just got to get

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some more experience.”

Wide receiver and defensive

back Davu Keels is a

senior who did not start last

year and is expected to play

a larger role on the team

this year.

As of the conclusion of

practice on Aug. 14, the

starting quarterback position

was still up for grabs.

The trio battling for the

position includes senior

Burke Morley, junior Tibor

Klein and sophomore Ben


“We have three that are

still battling for it,” Pieper

said. “By the end of this

week, we’ll know who

our starter is for Week 1.

But right now it’s ongoing

and they’re getting a lot of

reps and we’ll find out who

steps up.”

Metzger, Karfis and

Cardenas, the three seniors

who started all of last year,

are expected to be this

year’s team’s leaders.

“We’ve got to lead and

show them how the game

works,” Karfis said. “Because

none of them are yet

experienced in a varsity

game. We’ve just got to

focus on that and get more

leaders on our team to be


Pieper expects leadership

from the returning seniors

as well.

“We expect them to be

role models on and off the

field,” Pieper said. “We

expect them to play well.

They know what it takes.

They played 11 games last

year, so they know what it

takes to be successful. So

hopefully they can take

what they learned last year

and transition it into this


Pieper’s sole focus right

now is on GBN’s season

opener against Wheeling

Aug. 25 in Northbrook

“It’s a cliché, but we’re

looking week to week,”

Pieper said. “All we’ve

talked about is Wheeling.

We’re not talking

about conference. We’re

not talking about Week 2.

We’re not talking about the

playoffs. We’re not talking

about anything. Right

now we’re concentrating

on Wheeling. Our goal every

year is to go 1-0 every


Titans ready for fresh start

GBS hits reset

button after

disastrous season

Michal Dwojak

Assistant Editor

Glenbrook South football

lacked an identity last

season, but head coach David

Schoenwetter might’ve

found one for this year.

Most teams that finish

with an 1-8 record usually

look lost out on the field

and the Titans were no

exception. The team lost

every game last season before

the season finale where

Niles North was the victim

of a 63-17 loss.

But Schoenwetter’s squad

might have the answers after

a full offseason of workouts

and reflection. Each player

has taken accountability of

last season’s poor results,

which the head coach hopes

leads to better results.

“A lot more players have

bought in to working hard

and working hard for each

other,” Schoenwetter said.

“Really good teams play

for each and work for each


That wasn’t the case this

time last season. Schoenwetter

entered his first year

as the team’s head coach

after taking over in March

of 2016 — he had served

as the team’s offensive coordinator

before — and

despite the continuity in

systems, there was division

in the locker room.

Not everyone committed

to the system the new

coaching staff wanted to

implement and some didn’t

trust in the new coaches

after former coach Mike

Noll led the program to 10

straight playoff appearances

before his last season.

Because of his late hiring,

Schoenwetter didn’t

have time to completely

implement the strategy and

offseason program that he


Add all of this together

and the result is an 1-8 team,

more divided than united.

“Last year we had a lot of

selfish players, so this year

we want to make it more

of a team atmosphere,” senior

offensive lineman Sam

Dietrich said. “We believe

if we play for each other,

we’ll play with a lot more

emotion than last year.”

An easy way for change

to occur is a fresh start, and

that’s what this year’s team

will have. The Titan’s offense

features a new crew

of leaders, including senior

quarterback Jeff Chrones

and senior running back

Savontae Garner.

Chrones takes over an

offense that is run heavy,

but the pro-style quarterback

doesn’t think that will

limit his or the team’s abilities.

The quarterback plans

on splitting taking the ball

from the center and from

the shotgun position half

the time, letting him make

the decision at times based

on what he sees.

He has also worked on

his personal game over the

summer, fixing his throwing

motion so that his arm

goes in a complete motion

instead of just pitching the


But the biggest challenge

could come at the leadership

position. The quarterback

is the face of not only

the offense, but often the

team, and that’s a challenge

Chrones is ready to face.

“I don’t feel that much

pressure because I know

that I’m a senior and know

that I have to rise to the occasion,”

Chrones said. “I

know that I probably will. I

need to make sure I’m competing

at the highest level

that I can, so my teammates

can do the same.”

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Garner will try and make

sure to alleviate the pressure

off his quarterback. The senior

served as a running back

last season and is ready for

the challenge of being an every-down

back. Garner has

worked on his blocking over

the summer and his passing

abilities to make him a more

versatile threat.

No matter how well the

offense does, it won’t matter

if the defense performs like

it did last year. The defense

allowed an average of 28.8

points per game last season

in nine games and lost by

an average margin of 13.6

points in eight losses — the

smallest deficit was three.

Many of the players

agreed they read the plays

well last season, but when

they didn’t it led to a huge


“Some of them we let it

get into our heads and we

let I pile on,” senior Andy

Sirakides said. “That really

took us apart.”

The Titans aren’t favorites

to win the state title, but

they can achieve the goals

for the season: make the

playoffs and win the conference.

Maine South stands in

the way as it always does,

but a change in philosophy

might make those goals a

possibility as the team looks

to rebound after a disappointing


“I think the difference

from last year and this year is

trusting our coaches and being

coachable,” Garner said.

“I think that’s what is going

to get back to where we need

to be. It may seem difficult

to trust our coaches; I think if

we put more trust we’ll have

a better outcome.”

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Revamped roster leads

Loyola into 2017 season

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

John Holecek’s football

coaching career at Loyola

Academy has been a study

in excellence, but he’s going

into his 12th season a

worried man.

“This is the most inexperience,

the most injuries,

the most question marks

I’ve ever had,” Holecek reflected.

“It has been a tough

summer. We’re making so

many mental mistakes [in

practices] that are repeated

and it’s killing us.

“I’m worried about the

first three games, looking

at them as an indicator of

what we’re going to do.

With a tough schedule,

who knows? At the end of

the year we’ll be a lot better.

We just need to get into

the playoffs and see what


The Ramblers are coming

off two of the finest

seasons in school history.

After winning the Class 8A

state championship in 2015

their winning streak ended

at 30 games when they lost

to Maine South in last fall’s

title game. They also lost

in the championship game

in 2013 and 2011 and advanced

to the semifinals

three other times since

Holecek has been their

coach. In 2014 after being

ousted in the playoffs,

they embarked on the winning

streak and defeated

the Chicago Public League

champion Curie to win the

Prep Bowl.

Loyola will open this

season Saturday night by

traveling to Gately Stadium

to meet Public League

kingpin Phillips.

Next up will be a matchup

with California invader

Bishop Amat on Sept. 1

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campus stadium and then,

on Sept. 9, the Ramblers

will play their first game in

the friendly confines of Hoerster

Field against perennial

Catholic League powerhouse

Mount Carmel.

Last year Loyola overcame

the graduation loss

of 17 starters and several

standout substitutes. But

Holecek had ample material

to rebuild with: impact

players like Parade magazine

All-American tight

end Jake Marwede, wide

receiver David Terrell Jr.,

o-linemen Jack Badovinac

and John Brekke, linebacker

Graham Repp, and defensive

back Ian Swenson.

Now, the numerical

losses are comparable but

there are many more unproven

commodities and

injuries have compounded

the uncertainty. Indicative

of shortage of experienced

standouts, Holecek

is deviating from the twoplatoon

system that has

been his hallmark and is

going to use some players

on his VIP list on both offense

and defense. Senior

Alex King, hitherto a tight

end and fullback, will do

double-duty as a defensive

tackle; senior Martin

Geary will be a tackle on

defense and a guard on offense

and free safety Jake

Gonzalez also will be in

the backfield.

Boyle was the secondstring

quarterback as a

sophomore and junior and

Holecek was counting on

him to immediately move

into the starting lineup and

play a key role. But Boyle

broke his right thumb in a

summer workout when it

struck a teammate’s arm

on his follow through on a

pass and when fall practice

began the thumb was in a


In Boyle’s absence, Andrew

Forsyth, Jack Fallon

and Matthew Schiltz were

quarterbacking the first

two weeks of practice.

In addition to Boyle,

four others were on the disabled

list when fall practice


Trevians set sights on winning state title

Maine South win

pushes program


Fouad Egbaria

Freelance Reporter

New Trier senior quarterback Reed Bianucci rolls out

and prepares to pass during an intrasquad scrimmage

Friday, Aug. 18, in Northfield Fouad Egbaria/22nd

Century Media

To be the best, you have

to beat the best – New Trier

did just that last season.

The Trevians vanquished

conference nemesis Maine

South last season for the

first time since 2000, snapping

the Hawks’ 77-game

conference winning streak

and capturing the Central

Suburban League South

division title in the process.

The Trevians truly did

beat the best, as the Hawks

beat top-seeded Loyola

Academy to win the Class

8A state championship.

Nonetheless, 2016

marked a major milestone

for New Trier football. So,

what’s next for the Trevians,

who have won at least

one playoff game in each

of coach Brian Doll’s first

three seasons?

“Winning conference

was really a big goal in the

past and now it’s turned

into winning state,” Doll

said. “That’s where, when I

got here three years ago, I

wanted to get the program

to where we started talking

more about that.”

Three-year starter Clay

Czyzynski, who Doll said

is the program’s winningest

quarterback, is off to West

Point, leaving behind a

27-7 record — including

four playoff victories.

Enter Reed Bianucci,

who led the first-team offense

during New Trier’s

intrasquad scrimmage Friday,

Aug. 18, in Northfield.

Although the Trevians

lost offensive standouts

to graduation they are not

short on skill.

Brian Kaiser returns after

a junior campaign peppered

with big plays. He

was Czyzynski’s favorite

downfield target, and

should be Bianucci’s this

season, too, given his jump

ball ability.

At running back, senior

Peter Murray was the

complementary thunder to

graduated Francis Fay’s


“My goal [is] to stay focused

and run through the

right holes, get yardage,“

Murray said. “I might not

be the quickest back but

I’m going to run over some

guys and try to get five

yards a pop.”

Twins Nick (6-foot, 265)

and Joey Artinian (6-foot,

250) will man the right

guard and center spots, respectively.

Colin Morris

will likely get the starting

nod at left guard for the

season opener. The 6-foot-

3, 298-pound Konner

Klassen, will start at right

tackle, with Terry Zapf (6-

foot-6, 260) at left tackle.

While junior Duke Olges

isn’t listed as an offensive

lineman, he looks like one.

At 6-foot-5, 240 pounds,

Olges will play tight end

and linebacker this season

– a scary proposition for

opposing quarterbacks and

running backs when he’s

on defense, and defenders

trying to bring him down

after a catch.

On defense, Joey Artinian

leads the way for a

group of nose tackles that

does not have last year’s

depth. He’ll be joined in

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Thomas Kahler, who

was hampered by injuries

late last season.

“[Kahler] is going to

be a problem for teams,”

Doll said. “Very quick, 240

pounds at 6-2, and just runs

real well.”

At linebacker, Olges

will play the strong-side

position. He’ll be joined

by Chamberlain Coffee

and Wilson MacRitchie.

When Murray isn’t carrying

the ball, he’ll split time

at linebacker with Brian


At the last line of defense,

Matt Mosher and

Brian Conaghan will take

most of the snaps at the two

safety spots, with Jacob

Levy rotating in. Carson

Kosanovich and Donovan

Perkins are slotted in as


On special teams, Sam

Rutherford returns as

placekicker, in addition to

long snapper Michael Vinson.

Sitzer and Cam Rosin

will return kickoffs, while

Conaghan draws punt return

duty. Carson Ochsenhirt

will punt for the Trevians.

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22CM Football Schedules

Team-by-team schedules for the 2017 football season

Lake Forest

Aug. 25 7 p.m. H Glenbard East

Sept. 1 7:30 p.m. A St. Viator

Sept. 8 7:30 p.m. H Stevenson

Sept. 15 7:30 p.m. H Warren

Sept. 22 7:30 p.m. A Libertyville

Sept. 29 7:30 p.m. H Lake Zurich

Oct. 6 7:30 p.m. A Zion-Benton

Oct. 13 7:30 p.m. H Mundelein

Oct. 20 7:30 p.m. A Waukegan

Glenbrook South

Aug. 25 7:30 p.m. H Urban Prep-Englewood

Sept. 1 7:30 p.m. H St. Patrick

Sept. 8 7:30 p.m. H Conant

Sept. 15 7:30 p.m. A Barrington

Sept. 22 7 p.m. A Niles North

Sept. 28 7 p.m. H Niles West

Oct. 6 7 p.m. A Maine South

Oct. 13 7:30 p.m. A Evanston

Oct. 20 7:30 p.m. H New Trier

Glenbrook North

Aug. 25 7 p.m. H Wheeling

Sept. 1 7 p.m. A Grant

Sept. 8 7:30 p.m. H Elk Grove

Sept. 15 7:30 p.m. A Schaumburg

Sept. 22 7 p.m. H Maine West

Sept. 28 7 p.m. A Highland Park

Oct. 6 7 p.m. H Maine East

Oct. 13 7 p.m. A Deerfield

Oct. 20 7 p.m. A Vernon Hills


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tans keep rolling? Or will

the Giants get revenge for

their only conference loss

in 2016?

WEEK 7: FRIDAY, OCT. 6, 7 P.M.

Glenbrook South at Maine


Yes the Hawks beat the

Titans 34-21 last season.

However, if there’s one

game to look forward to

on the schedule, it’s Maine

South. GBS has shown it

can stay with the defending

state champions and

have a good shot coming

into the game with four,

possibly five wins on the

season and looking to solidify

a playoff spot. This

one will be a little tougher

since it’s on the road, but

if the Titans can keep it

close, good things might


WEEK 8: FRIDAY, OCT. 13, 7:30


New Trier hosts Maine


This one is most likely

for all the marbles in the

Highland Park

Aug. 25 7 p.m. H Libertyville

Sept. 1 7:15 p.m. A Lakes

Sept. 8 7:30 p.m. H Hersey

Sept. 15 7:30 p.m. A Prospect

Sept. 22 7:30 p.m. A Vernon Hills

Sept. 28 7 p.m. H Glenbrook North

Oct. 6 7 p.m. H Deerfield

Oct. 13 7 p.m. H Maine West

Oct. 20 7 p.m. A Maine East


Aug. 26 7:15 p.m. A Phillips (at Gately Stadium)

Sept. 1 7:30 p.m. H Bishop Amat (Calif.) (at New Trier)

Sept. 9 1:30 p.m. H Mount Carmel

Sept. 15 7:30 p.m. A St. Francis

Sept. 23 1:30 p.m. H Fenwick

Sept. 29 7:30 p.m. A St. Rita

Oct. 7 1:30 p.m. H Leo

Oct. 13 7:30 p.m. A Providence

Oct. 21 1 p.m. H Brother Rice

New Trier

Aug. 25 7:30 p.m. H York

Sept. 1 7:30 p.m. A Warren

Sept. 8 7:30 p.m. H Barrington

Sept. 15 7:30 p.m. A Conant

Sept. 22 7:30 p.m. H Niles West

Sept. 28 7:30 p.m. A Evanston

Oct. 6 7:30 p.m. H Niles North

Oct. 13 7:30 p.m. H Maine South

Oct. 20 7:30 p.m. A Glenbrook South

CSL South. The Trevians

snapped the Hawks’ 77-

game conference winning

streak last season, a streak

that dated all the way back

to 2000. Will the Trevians

be able to pull off the feat

again and use the win as

momentum going into the


WEEK 9: FRIDAY, OCT. 20, 7:30


Glenbrook North at Vernon


The Spartans close out

the year by traveling to

last season’s Class 5A

state runner-up. GBN has a

good shot at having a nice

record going into the last

week and will most likely

be looking to improve

its playoff seeding when

it makes the trek to Vernon

Hills. Like the New

Trier-Maine South game

featured from Week 8, this

one could decide the CSL

North champion. The Cougars

handed the Spartans

their only conference loss

— and first loss of the season

— last year when they

beat the home team 26-25

in Northbrook in Week 8.

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Rank and file

Top teams in 22nd Century Media’s

coverage area

1. Loyola Academy

Was there any

doubt the Ramblers

would get the top spot after

last year’s run to the

state title game? Loyola did

send 12 players to play collegiate

football, but coach

John Holecek is as good as

it gets and will retool and

reload. Quinn Boyle has

the inside shot at replacing

Tommy Herion at quarterback

and has been the

backup on the varsity squad

the past two seasons. Charlie

Gross will anchor the

offensive line, while Marty

Geary and Jake Gonzalez

will lead the defense.

2. New Trier

New Trier pulled

off a great win last

season when it beat Maine

South, ending the Hawks’

77-game conference wining

streak, a win that helped

it secure its first CSL South

title since 2000. Coach

Brian Doll will have to replace

his quarterback and

running back. Brian Kaiser

will be a focal point of the

aerial attack. Peter Murray,

who doubles as both a running

back and linebacker,

will have a bigger role, as

will returning cornerback

Ben Higgins.

3. Glenbrook North

The Spartans

lose a lot of studs

on the defensive side of

the ball, as four players

with 63 or more tackles

have graduated. Quarterback

Kevin Burnside

graduated, after lighting

up the GBN record

book. Look for running

back Jimmy Karfis

to play an even bigger


4. Lake Forest

The Scouts are

led by a strong defense

that held opponents

to a touchdown or less four

times in 2016, as well as

an additional two of less

than 15 points. Senior John

Deering returns to lead the

defense, as well as Spencer

Yauch, Alex Moss and

Chris Cavalaris. Offensively,

the Scouts graduated

their starting quarterback

and running back, but will

have an experienced receiving

corps, led by Shane

Lynch and Jack Mislinski,

if he isn’t the quarterback,

along with tight ends Matt

Hill and Ryan Marquis,

who add experience.

5. Highland Park

The Giants are

too coming off of

a playoff berth but, like

many of their North Shore

counterparts, will have to

replace a key part of the

team’s offense. In this case,

it’s do-everything D.J.

Penick. Quarterback John

Sakos will lead an offensive

that’s more of an aerial

attack and cornerback

Noah Spitz returns after

being named to 22nd Century

Media’s Team 22 last


6. Glenbrook South

The Titans

struggled in coach

Dave Schoenwetter’s first

season as head coach, going

1-8. Many of the starters

from last year’s squad

graduated so there will be

fresh faces aplenty, including

at the quarterback and

running back positions. Jeff

Chrones takes over as QB

and Savontae Garner will

be the squad’s top running


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Highland Park aims for continued success in post-Penick era

Giants feature

strong mix of

experience, new


Erin Redmond, Sports Editor

The Highland Park football

team knows this season

will be much different

than last.

With the graduation of

its standout, do-it-all running

back and outside linebacker

D.J. Penick, the Giants

are left with big roles

to fill. But instead of focusing

on what’s missing,

Highland Park is looking

at what remains.

“The chemistry with this

group is unbelievable,”

senior running back and

linebacker Ryan Brincks

said. “Things happen effortlessly

because we’ve

been together for so many

years. I just don’t think

that every team has [that

chemistry] with kids moving

up and down every

year. We, for the most part,

have stayed together as

one team throughout high

school. We’ve played together

for four years. We

all know each other. We’re

all brothers.”

Seniors the likes of

Brincks and quarterback

John Sakos are looking

to take the lessons they

learned playing alongside

high-caliber players like

Penick, who is now playing

at Murray State, and

Jeremy Allen, a walk-on

at Tulane University, and

build on them this season.

Last year, the Giants rebounded

from a three-win

2015 campaign and finished

7-3 overall, reaching

the first round of the

playoffs. While they were

shut out 42-0 by Plainfield

North, the experience

taught Highland Park just

what it needs to do in or-

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der to earn another playoff

berth this season.

“Last year, the group

really showed us what

it takes to win week-toweek,

[how to] survive

and advance to get to that

point in the playoffs,” Sakos

said. “I think now we

understand what it really

takes to get to the playoffs.”

And while the Giants

graduated a plethora of

seniors, there will still be

plenty of experience on

the 2017 squad. In addition

to Brincks and Sakos,

Highland Park sees the

return of juniors Thomas

Motzgo, an All-Conference


back, and offensive lineman

Kevin Kaufman as

well as seniors Jack Finfer,

also on the offensive

line, and Noah Spitz at


But the Giants won’t be

relying on just its returners.

Coach Joseph Horeni

said there are plenty of

newcomers to the squad

who have stepped up to fill

key skill positions, further

adding depth to the team.

Juniors Jared Bloom and

Noa “Mo Mo” Morgenstern

will join the squad at

running back and tight end,

respectively. Will Hansen,

a senior tackle/guard/center,

will also be a relatively

new face to the Giants’ roster,

as he was sidelined due

to injury last season.

With a smorgasboard

of returners and newcomers,

Horeni said this year’s

team will look much different

than years past —

especially on offense. It

will rely more on its aerial

attack, led by the strong

arm of Sakos at QB.

“We’re going to have

to throw the ball a little

bit more than we did in

the past,” Horeni said.

“[Sako’s] dedication in the

offseason to learning the

offense and has been outstanding.

... The kids have

showed a lot of success in

the offseason. I think the

strength is the depth at our

skill positions.”

Hoerni admits his squad

was still looking to fill a

couple holes on the offensive

line. While he

believes there are several

players capable of earning

those starting roles, he was

waiting to see just who

would step up to do so.

Highland Park hopes to

have all its questions answered

by the time Week

1 rolls around as it will be

tested right out of the gate.

The season kicks off with a

7 p.m. home game against

perennial playoff team

Libertyville. The Wildcats

have made the postseason

five of the last six years,

Highland Park is looking for its second straight playoff berth, despite the loss of big

name players such as D.J. Penick.

including two years ago

when they played in the

state title game.

Libertyville features two

college-bound talents in

offensive lineman Charlie

Schmidt (Northwestern)

and defensive end Brendan

Cook (North Dakota State),

but Horeni is confident his

team can have success if it

sticks to its assignments.

The Giants are also looking

forward to tough tests

against Glenbrook North

(7 p.m. Sept. 28 in Northbrook)

and Deerfield (7

p.m. Oct. 6 in Deerfield).

But Brincks was weary

to look too far ahead, and

instead said he is taking

things week by week.

“In my head, it’s just

going every week 1-0 and

then [thinking about] the

next game coming up. We

shouldn’t look too far in

advance,” he said. “I think

we just need to do our jobs.

Our group is very talented

and capable of making it to

the playoffs. We just have

to do all the things the

coaches have taught us and

just apply it to the game.”

And making the playoffs

is the ultimate goal.

The team has steadily

improved since Horeni

took over two seasons ago

and he said he is looking

for the Giants to continue

progressing this season.

He is hoping they will not

only make it to the postseason,

but earn a first round

victory — and more.

But it all starts with

Week 1.

“We’re just excited to

get rollin’,” Sakos said.

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Lake Forest looks to upperclassmen to fill key roles

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

More often than not,

football teams have to respond

to losing graduated

seniors who were instrumental

in their success.

And the Lake Forest

football team knows that

finding players to step

in at key positions is just

part of the game. This is

a successful program that

knows what it takes to

win, with seven consecutive

state playoff appearances.

The Scouts were 8-4 last

season, reaching the Class

6A quarterfinals. And their

seniors, along with some

younger players, are showing

they are capable of

making an eighth straight


“I’ve been very impressed

with the responsibility

of our senior class,”

Lake Forest coach Chuck

Spagnoli said. “We ask

a lot of them in terms of

leadership, teaching the

younger kids the right way

to do things and having

good habits. We were in

the exact same position a

year ago and the coaches

prepare them well. We’ve

shown we have what it

takes to continue being


Quarterback Charlie

Reinkemeyer, who will

walk-on at the University

of Ilinois at Urbana-

Champaign, is gone. Right

now it’s an open competition

at quarterback with

seniors Ryan Durburg and

Jack Mislinski and juniors

Tommy Hanson and James

Swartout all in the mix.

Whoever wins the job will

need to successfully manage

the offense.

“The biggest key for a

new quarterback is to be

responsible taking care of

the ball,” Spagnoli said.

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“We’ve had seasons where

we’ve played a couple of

different guys. In one way

or another, most of these

guys should be able to get

on the field.”

Running the ball is always

integral to the Scouts’

offense. Liam Pooler, last

year’s top rusher, has graduated.

But Lake Forest believes

it has someone who

can make an early impact

in senior Jack VanHyfte,

who was expected to be

the go-to back last year but

missed the season because

of injury. Bryan Ooms also

saw plenty of time in the


Senior Andrew Grabemann

is the most experienced

offensive lineman,

but Augy Cirame, Chase

Bahr, Justin Noster and

Kaden Locy help make up

a solid offensive line. Having

a strong rushing attack

and good protection is crucial

for a new quarterback.

“Jack is a physical runner

with good speed and

field awareness. If he’s

healthy, he has the potential

to have a really good

senior year,” Spagnoli

said. “With our lack of

experience at quarterback,

the running game and our

line will be critical.”

The Scouts also have a

great target in junior wide

receiver Ryan Cekay, who

emerged as the go-to guy

in the passing game last

year. Receivers Shane

Lynch and Mislinski, if

he isn’t the quarterback,

along with tight ends Matt

Hill and Ryan Marquis,

add further experience.

The Scouts practice their passing game during practice Aug. 15, at West Campus. photos by Erin Redmond/22nd

Century Media

The graduation of Charlie Reinkemeyer has left four Scouts quarterbacks competing for the starting role.

Defense should be a

Scouts’ strength. All-Conference

linebacker John

Deering returns along with

Ooms. Spencer Yauch — a

big piece of the defensive

line — is back and cornerback

Alex Moss and safety

Chris Cavalaris lead the


“We have a lot of leadership

in our defense with

John, a two-year starter,

and Chris and Alex leading

a great secondary,”

Spagnoli said. “We can be

pretty confident there will

be less growing pains and

the defense will play the

way they’re supposed to.

We still need some juniors

to step up but the seniors

we have back are a big part

of what we do.”

“We’re a very physical

team,” Deering said. “Although

we’re not always

the biggest defense, we

have more size this year

than in the past. We’re hitting

hard and I’m excited

to see what we can do.”

Spagnoli has a consistent

theme for his team’s

success on both sides of

the ball.

“On defense, we want

to create turnovers. Offensively,

it’s about ball

security,” Spagnoli said.

“It’s not revolutionary,

but it’s a great formula

since turnovers can make

or break you.”

The Scouts open the season

against Glenbard East

at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug.

25, at home, then travel to

St. Viator, who they defeated

24-21 in the playoffs.

The toughest part of their

conference schedule comes

early against Stevenson,

Warren, Libertyville and

Lake Zurich, teams accounting

for three of last

season’s losses. But they

feel they will be well prepared

for conference play.

“We have tough teams,

but teams we’re familiar

with,” Moss said. “Every

one of these teams

we faced last season. So

there’s a strong amount

of familiarity even before

conference season and

that’s nice to have.”

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Three Stars

22CM file photo

1. Danny Fisher.

Danny Fisher led

the Scouts to their

fourth straight

win and earned

medalist honors by

shooting a 75 Aug.

17 at Woodstock


2. Scott Frevert The

Lake Forest golfer

took sixth and

shot an 80 at the

Aug. 17 match,

the second best

score on the LFHS


3. Isabella Martino

(above) The Scout

led the way for

Lake Forest in its

nailbitter match

against Palatine,

its first 9-hole

match of the

season. Martino

shot a 42 to help

the Scouts keep

things close with

Palantine. Despite

her performance,

they lost 184-181.

The best area matchups for all nine weeks of the 2017 season


7:15 P.M.

Loyola vs. Phillips (at

Gately Stadium)

For the first time since

2012, the Ramblers won’t

start the season against

Marquette University High

out of Milwaukee. Like

the 2012 season, Loyola

will open with the Chicago

Public League’s best team.

In 2012, it was Simeon.

This year? Phillips Academy.

Two years ago, the

Wildcats became the first

Public League team to win

an Illinois state football

title. Phillips also finished

second in the state in 2014

and dropped an overtime

semifinal thriller to Johnsburg

last season.


Loyola vs. Bishop Amat

(Calif.) (at New Trier)

The Lancers will be


Game of the Week:

• Loyola Academy (0-0) vs. Phillips (0-0) at

Gately Stadium

Other matchups:

• New Trier (0-0) hosts York (0-0)

• Highland Park (0-0) hosts Libertyville (0-0)

• Glenbrook South (0-0) hosts Urban Prep-

Englewood (0-0)

• Glenbrook North (0-0) hosts Wheeling (0-0)

• Lake Forest (0-0) hosts Glenbard East (0-0)

• Lake Forest Academy (0-0) hosts Elkhart

Lake (0-0)

• Maine South (0-0) at Glenbard West (0-0)

Listen Up

“Although we’re not always the biggest defense, we have

more size this year than in the past. We’re hitting hard and

I’m excited to see what we can do.”

John Deering — Lake Forest’s All-Conference linebacker.

making their second trip

ever to Illinois when they

face the Ramblers Labor

Day weekend at New

Trier’s Northfield campus.

Bishop Amat became the

first California high school

football team to play in

Illinois when it played

at Naperville Central in

1998. The Lancers are

coming off of a 7-4 season,

where they lost in the first

round of the state playoffs.

However, the team features

a defensive tackle,

Aaron Maldonado, who is

headed to UCLA to play

football and already stands

6-foot-3 and weighs 305

pounds. The game will be

a true test for Loyola.

WEEK 3: FRIDAY, SEPT. 8, 7:30


New Trier hosts Barrington

The Broncos have made

six of the last seven state




• Loyola 28-14. As Ramblers

figure out the O, the D picks

them up, even scoring in

this one.

• New Trier

• Libertyville

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Glenbard West


playoffs and have won at

least nine games in each

of the past four seasons,

so this won’t be an easy

one for the Trevians. New

Trier will be breaking in

a new backfield this year

but will have played two

games before this test.

This is the second year the

Central Suburban League

will face off against the

Mid-Suburban League in

non-conference play and

New Trier dropped Palatine,

which played in the

state semifinals last season,

for the Broncos, who

bowed out of the playoffs

in the second round.

WEEK 4: FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 7:30


Lake Forest hosts Warren

The Scouts finished 8-4

last season, but one of

those losses was a 46-10

blowout to Warren, which


Sports Editor

• Loyola 28, Phillips 14. LA has

more depth and experience

and it puts the game away in

the second half being close at


• New Trier

• Libertyville

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Elkhart

• Maine South


Michal Dwojak |

Assistant Editor

• Loyola 17, Phillips 14. A lastminute

field goal will decide the

game for the Ramblers.

• New Trier

• Libertyville

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Elkhart Lake

• Maine South

tune in


The Scouts open their season at the Lake

County Invite.

• Lake Forest at Lake County Invite, Aug. 30,

4:30 p.m.

needed to win three games

in a row late in the season

to boost its record to 4-4.

The Blue Devils dropped

their season finale to finish

4-5 and miss the playoffs,

while the Scouts made

it all the way to the state

quarterfinals before falling

to Prairie Ridge, which

would go on to win the

state title.


1:30 P.M.

Loyola hosts Fenwick

The Ramblers beat the

Friars handily last season

on the road, but Fenwick

used the game to springboard

its season and make

a run to the state semifinals,

where it lost to Plainfield

North on a controversial

play at the end of the

game. Like Loyola, the

Friars will be reloading after

heavy personnel loses,



Sports Editor

• Loyola 21, Phillips 10. It’s a

close game for the first three

quarters, but LA’s depth is too

much and it pulls away late.

• New Trier

• Libertyville

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Elkhart Lake

• Maine South


but have three very winnable

games of their first



7 P.M.

Highland Park hosts

Glenbrook North

This may be the first

true test for the Spartans,

as they open the season

with only one team that

had at least a .500 record

last season. The Spartans

graduated quarterback

Kevin Burnside, but will

have had plenty of time to

groom his replacement by

the time this matchup takes

place. The Giants are in a

similar predicament having

to replace their do-everything

star D.J. Penick,

who is playing football at

Murray State. Luckily that

should be sorted out by

now as well. Can the Spar-

Please see matchups, 28



Contributing Editor

25 - This Week In

25 - Athlete of the Week

• Loyola 31, Phillips, 14. Phillips

keeps the game close early on.

LA will force a few turnovers and

pull away in the second half.

• New Trier

• Highland Park

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Maine South

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Erin

Redmond. Send any questions or comments

to e.redmond@22ndcenturymedia.com

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Football Preview Guide 2017


Season’s best matchups and staff picks for

Week 1............................................. Page 31

Lake Forest....................................... Page 30

Highland Park..................................Pages 29

Rankings, schedules...........................Page 28

Loyola................................................Page 27

New Trier...........................................Page 27

Glenbrook North................................Page 26

Glenbrook South................................Page 26

Lake Forest seniors (from

left) Chris Cavalaris and Jack

Mislinkski look to build on

last year’s successful season

and make a deep postseason

run. Erin Redmond/22nd

Century Media

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