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The Essential Great

Chicago Fire

Noon Oct. 12, Dickinson

Hall 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. In The

Essential Great Chicago

Fire, William Pack weaves

together technical details of

the fire with vivid firsthand

accounts from those who

lived through the conflagration

of 1871, bringing

alive all the excitement

and terror in a multi-media

storytelling event that will

not soon be forgotten. This

event costs $15. Register

by Oct. 9 by calling (847)


Montessori from the Start:

Morning Lecture Series

8:45 - 9:45 a.m., Oct. 12,

Forest Bluff School, 8 W.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

Come to the morning lecture

series, an excellent

introduction to Montessori

education. Attendees will

gain a deeper understanding

of children’s development

and have an opportunity to

meet other parents with children

of similar ages. Please

RSVP to Lynn Lillard Jessen

at (847) 295-8338.


Tombstone Tales: Tour of

Lake Forest Cemetery

10 a.m. Oct. 13, Historical

Society, 509 E. Deerpath

Road, Lake Forest.

Join the LF-LB Historical

Society on an historical

and architectural walking

tour of Lake Forest Cemetery

led by popular docent

Tina Strauss. The cemetery,

on 25 acres of idyllic

scenery, was established in

1882. The tours will take

place rain or shine and will

depart from the Historical

Society. For more information,

call (847) 234-5253.

Barry Bradford Lectures

10 a.m. Oct. 13, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old

Mill Road, Lake Forest.

This presentation traces

the history of the Chicago

Cubs. Today we look

at the Cubs from their

inception in the 1870s

through their glory years

of championships and

pennants. Once before,

there was a time when the

Cubs were a consistently

outstanding team. This

event is free for members

and $10 for guests. For

more information, call

(847) 234-2209.


Active Aging - An Expo for

Ages 50+

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 14,

Hilton Chicago Northbrook,

2855 N. Milwaukee

Ave. Join 22nd Century

Media, publisher of

The Lake Forest Leader,

at its fourth annual event,

complete with vendor

booths, entertainment,

bingo and more. Free admission

and free parking.

For more information, call

(847) 272-4565 or visit




5-10 p.m. Oct. 14, Deerpath

Community Park, 95

W. Deerpath Road, Lake

Forest. Featuring Sixteen

Candles with opening

band 97Nine! Food, beer,

games, music and fun for

all. Online ticket sales are

open at www.friendslfpr.

org or buy tickets at the

gate. There is a $10 admission

fee. For more information,

visit www.cityoflakeforest.com.


Swinging Bridge 8K Trail


8 a.m.-noon, Oct. 15,

Derwen Mawr and Skokie

River Nature Preserves.

Enjoy a scenic run sponsored

by the Lake Forest-

Lake Bluff Running Club

in partnership with Lake

Forest Open Lands. This

will be a green race managed

to minimize its environmental

impact. Runners

and walkers of all

ages are welcome. Please

note that registration for

this event is through the

running club at www.runningguru.com.

This event

costs $35/runner ($2.50

CARA discount, $3.10

registration fee).

Music at Grace

3 p.m., Oct. 15, Grace

United Methodist Church,

244 E. Center Ave., Lake

Bluff. The last concert of

the Music at Grace 2017

season will be a family

friendly endeavor. Joseph

Agnew, music director at

Grace United Methodist

Church and professional

tuba player, shares the

stage with musicians of

all ages as they celebrate

everything tuba. For more

information, call (847)



Author Rene Denfeld

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

Oct. 18, The Deer Path

Inn, 255 East Illinois

Road, Lake Forest. Rene

Denfeld will discuss her

new book “The Child

Finder”. Register at (847)

234-4420. For information,

visit www.lakeforestbookstore.com.

Ask a real estate broker:

FAQ about selling or

buying a home

3 p.m. Oct. 18, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Mary

Kay Brunner-Dasse, real

estate broker with Coldwell

Banker, Lake Forest,

has been in real estate

since 1989 selling on the

North Shore with a focus

on Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff. She will provide answers

to frequently asked

questions about selling and

buying houses. For more

information, call (847)




5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 20,

Lake Bluff Park District’s

Blair Park, 355 W. Washington

Ave., Lake Bluff.

Families can get together

at Lake Bluff Park District’s

Blair Park, park

their cars in the lot, open

up their decorated trunks

and watch the kids come

around to Trunk-or-Treat.

There is a contest for the

best decorated trunks and

the best costumes. Enjoy

popcorn and apple cider

under the pavilion too.

This event is free but both

trunks and children must

pre-register by Oct. 16.

For more information, call

(847) 234-4150.

Betty Bash

7-11 p.m. Oct. 20, Gorton

Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake

Forest. Girls Night Out -

Food, drinks, music, dancing

and more. Join the fun

at the 19th annual Betty

Bash. This is an opportunity

to support Mothers

Trust Foundation. Every

‘Betty’ is a woman who

wants to make a difference

in the life of a child. For

additional information and

to purchase tickets, visit


or call (847) 482-


Rags to Witches

3-6 p.m. Oct. 22, Ragdale,

1260 N. Green Bay

Road, Lake Forest. Ragdale

presents its second

annual Rags to Witches, a

Halloween spookfest for

all ages. In addition to the

Cider Cauldron and Sweet

Shoppe, families will enjoy

a multitude of creative

activities ranging from

Monster music-making

and Thriller dancing to

Ghostly storytelling and

Haunted hayrides. Advance

tickets are $20 for

adults, $15 for children,

$60 per household (limit

4). Individual tickets are

also available at the door:

$25 for adults and $20 for

children. Buy tickets at



Lake Bluff Women’s Club

Noon- 2 p.m., the second

Tuesday of every month,

Grace Methodist Church,

244 E. Center Ave., Lake

Bluff. Join this philanthropic

club for a catered

luncheon and entertainment.

For membership information,

contact Donna

Beer, (847) 295-7108.

Lake Forest Open Lands:

Little Trekkers

1-3 p.m. Mondays,

through Oct. 23, Mellody

Farm Nature Preserves, 350

N. Waukegan Road, Lake

Forest. Set out each week on

a new adventure searching

for insects, following deer

trails and learning about the

natural world. This program

is for the child, ages 4 and

5, that likes to explore, get

muddy and make discoveries.

This event costs $150

for members and $215 for

non members. Register at


Active Improv’s Junior

Showcase Class

6-8 p.m. Mondays, Gorton

Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake

Forest. Join fellow classmates

as Active Improv’s

Ben and David take you on

an eight week short-form

improv training course,

culminating in a live

showcase at the John and

Nancy Hughes Theater.

For more information, call

(847) 234-6060.

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 Forest City Council

Lake Forest approves renewal of

affordable housing agreement

Gianna Annunzio

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Forest City

Council received an update

on the changes to the Housing

Trust Fund Board and

approved an extension for

a affordable housing agreement

during its meeting on

Monday, Oct. 2.

Donald Schoenheider,

chairman of the Housing

Trust Fund Board, gave a

report on its reconstitution.

The trust fund board is a

standalone board, but is a

recommending board of the

City Council.

“The board went from

seven members to three,

and we began meeting on

a monthly basis in June,”

Schoenheider said. “We’ve

had three meetings, and I

think we’ve had some terrific


He also presented the

consideration of a motion

to renew the Housing Trust

Fund Board’s partnership

with Community Partners

for Affordable Housing

(CPAH) and an extension

of agreement.

“[Community Partners

has] been very successful

in the activities they’ve

done,” Schoenheider

said. “They’ve been a really

great partner for us.

They’ve been really helpful

to staff.”

The motion would direct

the city manager to update

and extend the agreement

with Community Partners

for Affordable Housing,

who authorize the purchase

and improvement of single

family homes in Lake Forest.

They would support

CPAH by offering adverse

housing stock in an amount

not to exceed $335,000

over a period of 25 months

from the day of the agreement.

The board voted in

favor of the renewal.

Board members disagree of

minimum age to purchase


The board discussed the

City Council role in matters

before the boards and commissions,

and the minimum

legal sales age for tobacco

products. The discussion

about the minimum age

to purchase tobacco came

about after Lake County

became the first county

in Illinois to ban the sale

of tobacco and electronic

cigarettes to individuals

younger than 21 years old

in unincorporated areas

of the county. The Lake

County Board voted for the

measure 19-2 at its meeting

on Sept. 12. The ordinance

will take effect in unincorporated

areas of Lake

County beginning Jan. 1,


Alderman Melanie Rummel

proposed the legal age

for buying tobacco products

in Lake Forest should

be over 19 years old.

Alderman Jack Reisenberg

disagreed with this

proposal, stating that he

did not believe it was the

board’s job to regulate human

behavior unless it involved

the community at

large. He said if 19-yearolds

can vote and serve

in the armed forces, they

should be able to buy cigarettes.

“I quite frankly think

that’s ridiculous,” Reisenberg

said. “I think that this

is a triumph of ideology

over common sense, and is

nothing more than a good

excuse for 19-year-olds to

attempt to break the law.”

Alderman Melaine Rummel

offered an alternative

perspective saying,

“Governments do regulate

these matters, just like they

regulate the age in which

you can purchase alcohol.

I think it is a public health

issue, and I think anything

we can do to keep smoking

out of high schools is a step

in the right direction.”

Lake Forest College

celebrates homecoming

Stephen Schutt, president

of Lake Forest College,

also presented a community

spotlight. He began

by telling the board and

meeting attendees that this

weekend is the school’s

homecoming weekend, and

their 160th anniversary.

“Our student body is

now over 1500 students,

and we’re very proud of

that. One of the aspects of

the student body that I think

sometimes is surprising, is

where our students come

from,” Schutt said. “And

the short answer is they

really come from all over,

so we have students at the

college now from 44 different

states, and more than 70

different countries.”

Schutt explained that

one consequence of that

enrollment is that anytime

something happens in the

world, Lake Forest College

has students from where it


“This morning I was in

touch with seven or eight

students from Las Vegas,”

he said. “Following

last night, a week ago, we

spent about a day making

arrangements to evacuate

a student from Puerto

Rico after the hurricane hit


Betty Bash

at Gorton

Friday, October 20

400 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest

The 19 th Annual Betty Bash

Join us for the most fun all-women’s

dance party in Lake County!

Not Just Any

Girl’s Night Out!

Come enjoy delicious food donated by local

venues, signature drinks, lively music, dancing,

a wine pull and the opportunity to win a

framed print of “Audette” and raffle baskets

valued at over $500 each.

Visit Mothers Trust Foundation at

www.motherstrustfoundation.org to purchase tickets

or for sponsorship opportunities.

We are grateful to those already sponsoring this year’s event: The Garrett Family Foundation, BMO Harris Bank,

Francesca and Liam Connell, Julian Grace Foundation, Lake Forest Bank & Trust, Libertyville Bank & Trust,

Trude S. Roselle, The Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, Classic Toyota/Kia of Waukegan, Knauz

Automotive Group, and Lawrence P. Neal, CPA & Associates.

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Rib Fest crowns winner of the best ribs in Lake Bluff

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Despite a rainy fall day,

Lake Bluff residents enjoyed

some friendly competition

to see who makes

the best ribs in town at

Lake Bluff Barbeque Society’s

annual Rib Fest Saturday,

Oct. 7 on the village

green. With approximately

100 teams competing and

more than 500 spectators,

the race was on to see who

would be crowned winner

of the best ribs.

The annual Rib Fest,

which is held on the first

Sunday of October every

year, was started in

2001. It all began when

five neighbors decided to

pull their smokers onto the

Lake Bluff Village Green,

to earn bragging rights

and decide who made the

best ribs, according to Eric

Welles, president of Lake

Bluff Barbeque Society.

Since then, the event has

been highly anticipated by

both spectators and rib enthusiasts.

Welles said the Rib Fest

brings the community

together and is an event

many look forward to.

“The [Rib Fest] promotes

the community of

Lake Bluff as a neighborhood

through the interaction

at the event, and the

friendly competition the

event stimulates,” Welles


To enter the contest,

groups must have a captain

who resides in Lake Bluff,

while the other members

can be from outside of

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Ava True, 1, and her parents Lauren and Steve, enjoy the food at Lake Bluff Barbeque Society’s Rib Fest on

Saturday, Oct. 7. Photos by Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

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Mike Cordillo helps prepare some ribs for the contest.




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Lake Bluff, and submit

$125 to participate. Each

team receives 12 racks of

ribs to cook to perfection

and are also asked to cook

another barbecue dish of

their choosing, such as

barbecue macaroni and

cheese, pulled pork, barbecue

baked beans and more.

Teams are judged on

visual appeal, taste and

People’s Choice. To vote

for People’s Choice, spectators

donating money to

a charity chosen by Lake

Bluff Barbeque Society

and are then able to cast

their vote for the best ribs.

This year, more than

$4,000 was raised for

Beef4Hunger, which provides

fresh beef for the

hungry in America.

The winner of the Rib

Fest takes home a large

trophy, gets to fly the Lake

Bluff Barbeque Society

flag for the year and receives

bragging rights for

the year.

This year the winner

was “Swine Time,” while

“Tongue-n-Cheek” won

the People’s Choice award

and “Smoke ‘Em If You

Got ‘Em” won the best

decorated booth.

Welles said the event

went well, despite the poor


“Spirits were never

dampened, despite the rain,

and the first time winner

‘Swine Time’ was crowned

champion,” he said.









Police Reports

Multiple vehicles burglarized in Lake Forest

Lake Forest police took

multiple reports of vehicles

burglarized and items

stolen on Sept. 30 in the

Wedgewood Drive/Littlefield

Court areas in Lake


Victims report wallets,

credit cards and currency

was stolen. Vehicles were

parked in driveways and left

unlocked. No suspects have

been identified at this time.

The Lake Forest Police

Department would

like to remind residents

to remove purses, wallets,

keys/FOB’s and other

valuables from their cars

and lock the cars. These

small steps will deter current

and future criminal

activity in the neighborhoods.

In other police news:

Lake Forest:

Oct. 1

• Sergio A. Vargas, 18,

of Beach Park, Ill., was

charged with possession of

cannabis and possession of

drug paraphernalia at 1:21

a.m. in the 500 block of

N. Sheridan Road. Police

were called to Lake Forest

College to assist Lake Forest

College security after

they encountered a subject

on campus who was not

a student, but was in possession

of cannabis and

drug paraphernalia. Police

spoke with Vargas, who

was found to be in possession

of a small bag containing

a glass pipe and a

small amount of cannabis.

Sept. 29

•Anibel G. Dominguez,

22, of Beach Park, Ill., was

charged with speeding 83

mph in a posted 55 mph

speed zone, driving with a

suspended driver’s license

and possession of cannabis

at the intersection of

Route 41 and Gage Lane.

Police on routine patrol

conducted a traffic stop on

Dominguez’s vehicle after

observing the vehicle being

operated at a high rate

of speed. When officers

spoke to Dominguez, they

determined his driver’s license

was suspended, and

they could smell the odor

of marijuana coming from

inside the car. A small

amount of marijuana and

a pipe were located in the


Sept. 24

•Sean O’Connell, 22, of

Long Grove, was charged

with a DUI of alcohol

and possession of a controlled

substance at 10:17

a.m. in the 500 block of

N. Sheridan Road. Police

responded to a report of

an accident at Lake Forest

College. Police conducted

an investigation of the accident

and O’Connell’s

impairment. Subsequently

O’Connell was found to

be in possession of a controlled

substance and was

taken into custody.

Sept. 22

•Alejandro Guzman, 24,

of Waukegan, was charged

for a DUI of alcohol at

2:42 a.m. in the intersection

of Route 41 and Deerpath

Road. An officer on

routine patrol observed a

white Toyota make several

driving violations and

conducted a traffic stop

on the vehicle. Officers

identified Guzman as the

driver of the vehicle and

while speaking to Guzman,

officers determined

he may have been drinking

alcohol prior to driving.

When asked, Guzman

stated he had consumed

seven beers. Officers conducted

a field sobriety test

on Guzman and based on

all observations, Guzman

was arrested.

Sept. 19

• A vehicle was reported

stolen in the 1400 block

of N. McKinley Road. A

2002 black Acura had been

left unlocked in the driveway

overnight with keys in

the vehicle. Police have no

suspects at this time and

continue to remind all residents

to lock their cars and

take their keys and other

valuables out of their cars.

Sept. 18

• Wesley A. Caouette, 26,

of Chattanooga, Tenn., was

charged with theft of 2017

BMW Golf Championship

tickets at 12:03 p.m.

at Conway Farms Golf

Club. Lake Forest Police,

in conjunction with Gurnee

Police, investigated the

selling of stolen tickets

from the 2017 BMW Golf

Championships. Through

interviews and investigative

resources, police were

able to identify Caouette

as the suspect and were

able to elicit a confession

that he stole the tickets and

aided in their illegal sale.

Lake Bluff

Sept. 29

• Planters were reported

taken from the front of a

residence more than two

weeks ago at 11:06 a.m.

in the 500 block of Cambridge

Lane. A officer met

with the complainant who

stated the planters have

not been seen in more

then two weeks according

to the housekeeper. The

complainant stated she had

been on vacation for the

last week. The reported

loss is less than $300.

• A single car accident involving

the gate at Lake

Bluff Public Works was

reported at 4:36 p.m. at the

Public Safety Building.

Sept. 28

• A delayed hit and run private

property accident was

reported at 9:08 p.m. on

Rockland Road.

Sept. 27

• A two vehicle accident

was reported at 6:02 p.m.

in the intersection of Glen

Avenue and E. Scranton

Avenue. Upon arrival a officer

met with both drivers,

neither reported injury.

Sept. 25

• Accident damage to property

was reported at 3:40

p.m. at the Public Safety

Building. The complainant

advised at approximately

6:30 p.m., while traveling

on W. Scranton Avenue

under the bridge for the

train tacks, a rock fell and

cracked her windshield.

• A two vehicle accident

with no injuries was reported

at 3:49 p.m. in the

intersection of Sheridan

Road and Sheridan Place.

• A Driver was charged

with failure to yield at an

intersection at 6:09 p.m. at

W. Sanctuary Lane.

Sept. 24

• A driver was charged

with an aggravated DUI

after being stopped for

improper lane usage at

2:09 a.m. in the intersection

of Moffett Road

and E. Sheridan Road.

• A two vehicle accident

with no injuries was reported

at 7:16 p.m. in the

area of Sheridan Road

and E. Sheridan Place.

Upon arrival the officer

met with the complainant

who stated he let the other

driver leave the scene after

exchanging information.

Officer advised the

complaint that he will

speak to the other party

and complete a formal

traffic crash report.

Sept. 16

• A sign that read “No Hotels

Next Door” was reported

stolen at 9:47 a.m.

in the 500 block of Maple

Avenue. The complainant

stated he did not want the

incident to be investigated

but he just wanted documentation.

Sept. 13

• A district store manager

reported bank deposits

were stolen and perpetrated

by the stores ex-manager

at 2:04 p.m. in the 900

block of Rockland Road.

The suspect was taken into

custody but no charges

were made. The reported

loss is less than $300.

Sept. 12

• Fraudulent bank transactions

were reported

at 10:24 p.m. in the 900

block of North Shore

Drive. The officer spoke

with he assistant controller

who stated fraudulent

checks were created and

some were cashed against

the business account.


Lake Forest Leader’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

at the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff Police Department

headquarters. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charged until proven guilty in

the court of law.

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Noon to 4 p.m.

Come and meet homeless puppies, kittens, dogs and cats available for adoption.

Located inside Petco, the home to the Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption

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is 13-years-old.

He loves lunch

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Joey Morelli, one of the

three owners of Max’s Deli

in Highland Park, said the

business plans to continue

to operate without Greg

Morelli, one of the three

current owners.

This decision comes

three days after Greg Morelli’s

unpopular tweet

posted Monday morning,

which read: “Soon as I

heard it was country music,

I felt relief. White people

shooting white people

isn’t terror ... it’s community

outreach. #LasVegas”

The tweet came the

morning after a gunman

killed 58 concertgoers and

himself at the Las Vegas

Route 91 Harvest music


Soon after the tweet was

deleted, Greg Morelli issued

an apology via the

deli’s Facebook page,

citing feeling politically

“lost” as his reason for

posting it.

“I have no interest in

politics in my restaurant,”

he said. “It’s not okay and

it never was.”

Shortly after the post

was made, it began to

circulate within the community,

and eventually to

different national publications.

Joey Morelli said he

regrets not separating the

business from his brother

sooner, because Greg Morelli

has had similar social

media outbursts in the past.

After this incident, Joey

Morelli said separating his

brother from the business

was the best thing.

“It should have happened

a long time ago,” he


Reporting by Xavier Ward,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at HPLandmark.com.

LakeForestLeader.com NEWS

the lake forest leader | October 12, 2017 | 9

House Tour celebrates famed

architect Howard Van Doren Shaw

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Forest Preservation

Foundation held

its annual benefit House

and Garden Tour on Sept.

30, raising around $20,000

to support its mission to

protect the historic visual

character of the city. Titled

“The Uniqueness of the

Shaw Tradition in Lake

Forest Architecture,” this

year’s tour featured five

homes designed or influenced

by Howard Van

Doren Shaw. A sell-out

crowd of around 150 people

turned out to see and

learn about the houses and

accompanying gardens,

which are on or near Green

Bay Road.

“Of all the great architects

who designed residences

in Lake Forest in

the Country Place Era

(1893-1942) Howard Van

Doren Shaw (1869-1926)

had the greatest impact,”

LFPF Board Secretary Art

Miller wrote in the tour


Miller pointed out that,

“Shaw’s best-known and

significant creation in Lake

Forest was not a house, but

Market Square. ... It was his

many local paying country

house clients who built his

reputation so he could secure

financial backing for

Market Square.”

And, finally, Miller noted

in the catalog that, “Shaw’s

legacy is alive today, as six

of the twelve preservation

awards given by the Lake

Forest Preservation Foundation

in the spring of this

year were for Shaw’s work

or work by an associate or

associate’s associate, all part

of the Shaw professional

‘architectural family tree.’”

Event Chair Laura Luce

concurred with Miller in

Community members who attended the Lake Forest

Preservation Foundation annual House and Garden

Tour on Sept. 30 stopped by newly renovated Ragdale,

which is decorated on the outside for Halloween. Katie

Copenhaver/22nd Century Media

saying they chose Shaw

because, “He is indelibly

connected to Lake Forest,

its architecture and its history.”

The most well-known

home on the tour was Ragdale,

originally the country

place of Shaw and his

wife Frances and now an

artists’ colony, founded by

the Shaw’s granddaughter

Alice Judson Hayes. It is a

prime example of the English

Arts & Crafts tradition

that was the chief influence

on Shaw’s designs.

According to Miller, the

Ragdale Foundation raised

between $3 and $4 million

to renovate the home,

and this tour was the first

chance many Lake Forest

residents got to see it since

the remodeling.

Another of Shaw’s Arts

& Crafts style homes on

the tour was the House of

the Four Winds. The new

owners Linda and Jim Estes,

with their daughter

Katharine and the previous

owner Bill Redfield, were

all on hand to talk about the


The Estes family bought

it a year ago from Redfield,

who bought it with his wife

Lyn in 1974. The original

owners of the home, Mary

Campbell McBirney and

Hugh Johnston McBirney,

moved there in 1909 and

named it after a house in

China that was built on a

similar axis to maximize

wind flow.

“Shaw was a master of

blending styles,” said house

docent captain Ingrid Bryzinski

of Four Winds. The

story goes that Shaw incorporated


elements in this home after

he visited the Alhambra

palace/fortress in Granada,

Spain. He also created a

sequence of rooms in the

French BeauxArts style.

By the time the Redfields

bought the house in

the ‘70s, it had fallen into

disrepair because decades

of high property taxes

had meant various owners

could not afford to keep

it up. The Redfields spent

years restoring it, consulting

with architects and

looking at historic records,

including using drawings

from the Smithsonian.

It has since won several

awards, including the

Driehaus Foundation 2012

Preservation Award.

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Camp out at the beach brings families together for night of fun

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Summer months can

get hectic with vacations,

weddings, graduation

parties, children’s summer

camps and work. It

is easy to get caught up in

life and spend less quality

time with family. The

Wildlife Discovery Center

helped families spend

quality time together and

say goodbye to summer

during the Family Fun

Camp out at Forest Park

Beach on Sept. 30.

The event was started

by Rob Carmichael, curator

at The Wildlife Discovery

Center at Elawa

Farm, who has since carried

on the tradition for


“I started it because I

was looking for something

new and programs

that promote family time

and things like that,”

Carmichael said. “[The

Wildlife Discovery Center]

started thinking ‘since

we are on the west side of

town, what can we do that

is nature based, that people

will appreciate what

we have here in Lake Forest?.’”

To instill family bonding

and enjoying nature

Carmichael helped come

up with the Family Fun

Camp out. Each year the

event brings in 110 participants.

Families pack

up tents and set them up

on the beach for a night

on bonding and fun.

During the event residents

enjoyed story time

put on by the Lake Forest

Library, movie on

the beach, astronomy

with Skokie Valley Astronomers,

s’mores at

the campfire and catered

food. The Wildlife Discover

Center also put an

animal show for children

and families. Carmichael

said many families also

bring additional entertainment

such as beach volleyball

and bags.

This event is held at the

end of September each

year and is the only weekend

camping is allowed at

the beach.

According to Carmichael

the annual event

has become a tradition for

many families.

“A lot of families come

back year after year and

now we have multiple

generations coming out,

which is really cool,” he


Ruby Gifford (left to right), 3, and her 4-year-old twin sisters Blair and MacKenzie,

enjoy some food at the Family Fun Camp Out on Sept. 29 at Forest Park Beach. Carlos

Alvarez/22nd Century Media.

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‘Fun things in store’ for

annual Active Aging Expo

22CM event will

feature 25 vendors

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

A popular fall destination

in the North Shore

for the past few years has

been 22nd Century Media’s

Active Aging — An

Expo for Ages 50+ event.

“We love planning this

event for the senior population

in the North Shore,”

said Heather Warthen,

chief events officer of

22nd Century Media. “We

have a lot of fun things in

store for this event.”

The fourth annual expo

is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1

p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at

the Hilton Chicago Northbrook,

2855 N. Milwaukee

Ave. in Northbrook.

The free admission event

features more than 25

vendor booths, as well as

speaker sessions and free

gift bags to the first 300


“Bingo has been popular

for the past two years,

so we’ll be bringing that

back again for a third

year with an assortment

of prizes,” Warthen said.

“We also have book dramatist

Barbara Rinella at

11:30 a.m. to present ‘A

Visit with Prince Charles

and Royal Ladies!’ We

will also be taking attendees

to Hawaii with a hula

performance by Halau

Hula O Puanani at 11 a.m.

Add in a few speaker sessions

and we have a very

active expo.”

The expo award-winning

author Patricia M.

McClure will speak at 10

a.m. and a presentation by

Remodel Direct will take

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From the Editor

Seeking creativity for jack-o-lantern contest

Alyssa Groh


October has always

been one of my

favorite months.

During the month of October,

the weather starts to

cool down and the leaves

start to change, creating

some beautiful sights. I

love driving around and

seeing the trees covered in

bright red, orange, yellow

and green.

Not only does October

bring pretty colors, it offers

prime apple picking.

I have said many times I

think I could live off of

fruit alone, and apples are

one of my favorite fruits. I

favor red apples, but also

love a nice caramel apple

in the fall. I always make

time to take a trip out to a

apple farm and go apple


But, above all, I most

look forward to Halloween.

Halloween is exactly

a week after my birthday,

so by default, it is one

of my favorite holidays.

When I was a kid, we

always picked out pumpkins

and carved them as a


When I was too young

to carve a pumpkin on my

own, I enjoyed carving

one with my mom or getting

help from my older

brother. But, my favorite

thing about carving pumpkins

is the wide variety

of designs you can carve.

Each year, I choose a new

design, and try to increase

the challenge each year.

Not only is carving

pumpkins fun, but it is a

great opportunity to get

the whole family together.

Life can get crazy, especially

as we begin preparing

for the holidays. Take

a moment to slow down

and take the family to pick

out pumpkins and carve

them. When you are done,

you will have creative designs

to admire for a few

weeks and memories you

will hopefully remember


After you carve your

pumpkins, take a picture

and send it to The Leader

as part of our Great Pumpkin


There is no limit to

what your pumpkin can

be. The only restriction

is that the pumpkin must

reside in Lake Forest or

Lake Bluff and must be

decorated this year.

The deadline for the

photos is noon Tuesday,

Nov. 1. The winner will

receive a spooky surprise

from a local retailer.

Include your first and last

name, as well as a phone

number and address. Send

entries to Editor Alyssa

Groh at alyssa@lakeforestleader.com

or mail them

to The Lake Forest Leader,

60 Revere Drive, Suite 888,

Northbrook, IL 60062.

Lake Bluff Elementary District 65 posted

this photo on Oct. 3. Lake Bluff Elementary

District 65 posted this photo of firstgraders

using SeeSaw to record what they

know about plants.

Like The Lake Forest Leader: facebook.com/


Check out LFCDS “The Boarding

School Fair is underway!

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about a boarding school fair.

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go figure



An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Forest City Council discuss

minimum age to purchase

tobacco, some believe it should

be at least 19 years old, Page 3


From Page 9

“I’ve wanted to live

in an Arts & Crafts style

home since we lived in

England in the ‘90s,” said

Linda Estes, explaining

what sparked her interest

in that type of architecture.

A neighbor to Four

Winds, Applegate, was

the only house on the tour

not designed by Shaw and

done in a Queen Anne

style. However, it was

built in 1911 on the same


farmland as Four Winds,

and the original owner was

Hugh McBirney Johnston,

a cousin of Hugh Johnston

McBirney and his wife.

Current owner Arthur

Wood Jr. grew up in the

house, and together with

his wife Peggy, bought it

after his father’s death in

2006. Wood credited his

wife and the LFPF with doing

most of the work for the


“The homeowners were

very gracious,” said LFPF

President Jim Opsitnik.

“We staggered the starting

points, so as not to overwhelm

the docents and


The house at 904 N.

Green Bay Rd. is another

of Shaw’s designs, but it’s

an Italian villa that blends

French style, rather than an

Arts & Crafts design. The

house had a unique feature

that the entrance in front

was originally on the right

side rather than being centered.

However, that changed

when the second owner

hired Shaw’s firm to build

an addition onto the northeast

side of it, which then

balanced the home with a

centered front entrance.

Apparently unhappy with

the request, Shaw assigned

one of his associates, the

young David Adler, to design

the addition.

The tour culminated with

a reception at 776 N. Green

Bay Rd., currently owned

by Barbara and Karl Nagel.

Shaw also designed

the house, and it was built

on the same Cole-Swanton-Atteridge

farmland as

the others on the tour. It

was originally a gatehouse

for the Brewster family’s

Covin Tree country place

built in 1907. The matching

garage, a former stable,

features a separate upstairs


All of Shaw’s homes

have a common link in

that they were designed to

give the occupants generous

views of the landscapes

that surrounded them,

which connects them to

Chicago’s Prairie School of


Opsitnik said at the end

of the tour, “It’s gratifying

to work with people who

are energetic and passionate

and do their jobs well.”

The Lake Forest


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from 22nd Century Media are

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A friendly face

Merlo’s Italian Restaurant welcomes regulars, offers

consistency for past five years, Page 21

Citadel Theatre’s production of “Light Up The Sky” shows actors lives outside of the show, Page 19

The beleaguered producer, Sidney Black (center), makes an angry phone call after the opening night performance seems to have failed during Citadel Theatre’s

production of “Light Up The Sky,” on Sept. 29. Photo by North Shore Camera Club.

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Highwood, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Part of a stable


4. The Ragdale

Foundation was

his former summer

retreat, Howard

8. “Monty Python”


11. Downturn in


13. Compel

14. Butter alternative

15. Kosher ___

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18. Pool scum

20. Fine

21. Nordic native

24. Mount Olympus


25. Burst of gunfire

29. Like many a

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33. Trial run

34. Relaxation destination

37. In the midst of

38. Last in a series,


39. Type of falcon

41. Plastic man

42. Precipitation type

43. Put out

44. Ringworm

45. Like Dennis the


46. Coordinate

49. Citrus fruit similar

to a grapefruit

51. Director and

producer who went

to Glenbrook North

53. Caulking material

57. Stingy

61. Chipping choice

63. Stepped heavily

64. Biscotti flavoring

65. Dry run

66. Junior, e.g.

67. Samoan money

68. Bonfire fallout


1. Anomalous

2. “Code” lead-in

3. Booth payment

4. Former French coin

5. Day segments


6. Facade

7. Garden intruder

8. Go well together

9. Triumphs over

10. Warm and snug

12. Swine

13. Beagle biter

14. Potpourri

17. Scott Joplin tunes

19. Beside

22. New Guinea native

23. Confines

25. Wash

26. Crest

27. Kings of ___ (rock


28. Front

30. Trans-Atlantic air

traveler’s woe

31. Movie with a

balloon-borne house

34. Winter sports gear

35. Eat like a bird

36. Avant-garde

39. Old photo

40. Madison or Park


42. Howdy!

44. Next

46. 2009 Man Booker

International Prize

winner Alice

47. Encourage

48. Cast off

50. Ditch

51. Shacks

52. Lawn chair

54. Do-it-yourself ___

55. Chemical compound

in fertilizers

and plastics

56. Velvety forest


58. Biology class abbr.

59. Salad topper

60. “Born in the ___”

Springsteen song

62. The ___ degree


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the lake forest leader | October 12, 2017 | 19

‘Light Up The Sky’ showcases reallife

friendships behind the scenes

Gianna Annunzio

Freelance Reporter

Theater enthusiasts took

a peak behind the curtain

of raw show business during

Citadel Theatre’s performance

of “Light Up the

Sky,” on Sept. 29, showcasing

elements of wit, drama

and undeniable passion for


The play — originally

written by Moss Hart — is

set in 1940s Boston, and

takes place entirely within

the confines of a hotel

suite at the Ritz-Carlton.

In the first act, the show’s

producer, playwright, lead

actress and their husbands

and wives get together for

a congratulatory toast to the

evening of the opening.

Pat Murphy, “Light Up

the Sky’s” director, has

been working with the Citadel

on different plays for

several years. He described

act two of the play, where

things go slightly awry.

“[Act two] starts right off

after the show. Apparently

it was confusing and people

are now disappointed,”

he said. “They’re all upset

and end up blaming each

other for the problems in

the show, and they really

just tear into each other.”

After hurdling negative

remarks back and forth for

most of the evening, characters

discover that the

play’s reviews have come

in — and they’re positive.

“So now, they have to go

back after tearing each other

apart, and now it’s like,

‘Oh I love you, I’ll never do

another play without you,’”

Murphy said. “They have

to convince the playwright

to stick with the project after

they sort of beat him up.

So its kind of fun to watch

that happen, people do a total

flip flop.”

Since “Light Up the

Sky” has three acts rather

than two, Murphy was

concerned that modern audiences

wouldn’t be used

to the length of the performance.

“Their attention span is

shorter. It’s also not a show

that has a lot of one-liner

jokes,” he said. “But the

language [in this play] is

important, and the characters

are important. It’s just

sort of fascinating and interesting

to look behind the

scenes of theater people.”

Murphy says one of his

favorite parts of directing

“Light Up the Sky,”

is working with the actors

and people involved in production,

“You never know what

you’re going to get when

you go out there and cast a

show. You put on an audition

call and you kind of get

what shows up,” he said.

“We lived through couple

permeations of it. I was very

happy that I had this particular

group of people try out,

because I think they fit their

characters beautifully.”

Since the show itself

doesn’t fall automatically

into the audience’s lap,

“Light Up the Sky” needed

to have a strong cast.

“The characters are

slightly bigger than life.

Most of them, not all

of them,” Murphy said.

“[Moss] wrote these characters

as conglomerates of

people that he knew.”

Actress Laurie Carter

Rose plays Irene Livingston,

the play’s leading actress.

She says that being

an actress herself, she can

relate to both Irene’s exuberance

and fragility.

“It doesn’t take much to

put [Irene] off kilter, or to

put me off kilter,” she said.

“Even in your most confident

moments, you’re sort

of reliant as an artist on getting

your message across

and having it be received

favorably because if it’s

not, what are you doing this

for? Although you can’t be

pleasing everybody all the

time, you need to honor the


The pivot from an opening

night celebration to

friends turning on each

other is one of the most exciting

elements of the play

for Rose.

“Everyone starts out happy

and gay, and it’s so wonderful,

the excitement of

opening night. Then things

go poorly, and they all turn

on each other,” she said.

“Then they once again turn

back north where, ‘Oh, the

reviews are good, oh isn’t

this a joy. You’re all my

favorite friends ever, forget

all the stuff I said.’”

Rose says she enjoys the

facets of the play’s fully

fleshed-out characters, and

hopes the audience understands

that “at our best and

our worst, we’re all just

mixed up people.”

“All these people [in the

play] turn on each other,

and then turn back and are

friends — it’s not that surprising.”

she said. “Maybe

we can all be a little understanding

and tolerant

of people around us, in the

workplace, whatever passionate

project we’re doing.

We all just want it to

be the best it could be in the

end, and sometimes that

comes at the cost of harsh

words and high emotions.

But at the end of the day,

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20 | October 12, 2017 | The lake forest leader FAITH


Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church (680 West

Deerpath, Lake Forest)

2017: 500th Anniversary

of the Reformation

Bring family and friends

and join the congregation

of Faith for a very special

sermon series to celebrate

The Reformation Sept. 9

through Oct. 29. Services

are 5 p.m. Saturdays and 8

a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

St. Martin of Tours Award

The St. Martin of Tours

Award will be presented

to Pastor Buckman during

church services on

October 21 and 22. The

Silver St. Martin of Tours

Medal is awarded for

exceptionally meritorious

service in support of the

program of the LCMS

Ministry to the Armed

Forces. The service

for which the medal is

awarded must normally

have been performed over

a considerable span of

time. No more than one

medal is awarded each

year. There will be a

guest speaker for the services

and other military

guests will be invited.

Christian Science Society (Gorton

Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake


Testimony Meeting

Come to Gorton Center

the first Wednesday of each

month at 7:30 p.m. There

will be prayer, hymns, and

readings from the Bible,

with related passages from

the “Christian Science”

textbook, “Science and

Health with Key to the

Scriptures” by Mary Baker

Eddy. Then participants

share their own healings

and inspiration. For more

information, call (847)

234-0820 or email cssocietylakeforest@gmail.com.

The Church of the Holy Spirit (400 E.

Westminster Road, Lake Forest)

Making Disciples

Join the church on

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

in the parish library as we

deepen our understanding

of the themes presented in

scripture. This is a yearlong

journey that will be

done over 34 weeks. Student

guides are now available

in Missions Possible

bookstore at a 15 percent

discount. Come to Eucharist

at 9:30, and then grab a

cup of coffee in the kitchen

on your way to the library.

Welcome Cafe

On Sundays between the

9 and 11 a.m. service, you

are invited to the “Welcome

Café” in the Parish

Hall. All are welcome.

The Brotherhood of St.


The “Old Dogs” are retired

men who meet for

reading and frank conversation

at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays in the Armour

Room. Recognizing

a personal spiritual need,

the participants study and

share their opinions, questions

and fears about their

own lives. For more information,

visit www.chslf.


Men’s Bible Breakfast

Men in the parish meet

at 6:15 a.m. every Thursday

for relaxed Bible study

and fellowship. For more

information, visit www.


Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest)

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the

Church of St. Mary offers

Eucharistic Adoration following

the 8 a.m. Mass. A

rosary will be prayed each

week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at

7 p.m.

Union Church of Lake Bluff (525 E.

Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff)

Live Wires

Live Wires is the Union

Church youth group for

fourth- through sixth-graders.

The group meets on

Wednesdays in Fellowship

Hall at the church from 4

to 5 p.m. for lively discussion

and fun activities.

Birthday Party Bag


The youth of the church

will be collecting items,

decorating bags, and

packaging them from 10-

11 a.m. Oct. 15 to create

“birthday party in a bag”

packages to take to local

food pantries. Items

needed include: cake

mixes, frosting, sprinkles,

birthday candles, birthday

cards, decorative napkins,

plates and balloons.

Look for bins at the front

and rear entrances to the

church beginning mid-


Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

The Bridge Young Adults


Every Wednesday from

7-9 p.m. If you think

you’re a young adult, you

are welcome to join. Contact


gmail.com for more information.

Bible Blast

Sunday evenings, 5-6

p.m. Bible Blast is a family

program for children

4 years old through fifth

grade. Guide your child’s

spiritual growth and biblical

literacy to a new level

through Bible Blast. There

is a one-time registration

fee of $45. Free childcare

is provided for 3 years old

and younger.

Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page to


ymedia.com. The deadline is

noon on Thursday. Questions?

Call (847) 272-4565

ext. 35.

In Memoriam

John P. Regan

John P. Regan,

88, of

Lake Forest, died Sept.

30. He was the father of

Michael J. Regan, grandfather

of Caitlin (Tim)

Mueller, Maggie Regan

and Michael P. Regan and

brother of Bernard (Judy)

Regan. John was raised in

Negaunee, Mich.,and he

served in the Army Air

Corps and then earned a

Bachelor of Arts degree

from Northern Michigan

University, where he was

National Debate Champion,

and a Master’s in Business

Administration from

the University of Chicago.

John worked for 35 years

for the Inland Steel Company

and was President

of Inland’s subsidiary, the

Inland-Ryerson Company.

After retiring from Inland,

John founded JPR & Associates

business consulting

firm. John was a 60-year

resident of Lake Forest,

who moved to Lake Forest

in 1957 with his wife, Colleen,

and their son Mike.

John was an avid golfer

and a long-time member

at Knollwood Country

Club in Lake Forest and

La Quinta Country Club in

La Quinta, Calif. Services

were held Oct. 7.

Edward Funk “Ted”

Ted Funk, 72, of Highland

Park, died Sept. 28

after a long illness. He

was born Sept. 3, 1945,

Baltimore, Md., and he is

survived by his spouse of

50 years, Nancy Schuster

Funk, his beloved son Alexander

(Federica Emiliani)

and treasured grandsons

Lorenzo, Marcello

and Tancredi. Dr. Funk was

a research scientist with

Exxon-Mobil and UOP,

and a professor at the University

of Illinois. He frequently

attended Friday

Morning Men’s Meetings

held at the Church of the

Holy Spirit, in Lake Forest.

A memorial service will be

October 14, 2017, at 2 p.m.

at the North Shore Unitarian

Church, 2100 Half Day

Road, Deerfield. Instead of

flowers, contributions may

be made to Waukegan to

College, www.waukegantocollege.org/donate,


Shore Unitarian Church

Trust Fund, or the charity

of your choice.

Patricia Ingersoll

Patricia Ingersoll, 85, of

Lake Forest, died Sept. 25.

She is survived by her husband,

John S. “Jack”, and

children John, Jr., S. Reid

and Gaylord K. Visitation

was held Oct. 3. Memorials

to the Church of the Holy

Spirit appreciated.

Lois Kathleen Cedarquist

Lois Kathleen Cedarquist

(nee: O’Brien), 94, of

Lake Forest, died Sept. 18

surrounded by family. She

was born in River Forest on

Sept. 5, 1923. She is survived

by her children Kris

McKinnon (Terry), Karen

Fraioli (Edward) and Kay

Rossiter (Peter), grandchildren

Stephanie, Amy,

Heather, Mark, Ann, Elizabeth

and John, great-grandchildren

of Sam, Caroline,

Elinor, William, Charlie,

Alex, Meghan, Theo, Eliana

and Nicolas as well as

nieces Linda and Julie.

Lois was an active volunteer

for the Annual Book

Sale at the Lake Forest Library.

She was also a 42

volunteer at Lake Forest

Hospital and a member

of the Women’s Auxiliary

Board. She was a member

of the Episcopal Church of

the Holy Spirit for 70 years.

Lois enjoyed three years as

a resident at the Lake Forest

Place community.

Services have been held.

In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made to The

Church of the Holy Spirit.

Yvonne V. Dudney

Yvonne V. Dudney (nee:

Smith), 87, of Lake Forest,

formerly of Germantown,

Tenn. and Chicago,

died in October. She is

survived by her children

Wendy (Anthony) Rusinak,

Gail (Frank) Hussey; stepchildren

of Wayne Dudney,

Deborah (Ty) Watts and

Susan (Wayne) Moore;

grandchildren Anthony

and Joseph (MaryEllen)

Rusinak, William (Jessica)

Hohenadel III, Colleen

Hohenadel and Andrea

(Daniel) Templeman; stepgrandchildren


Moore, Blonie Wayne (fiancée

Haylay) Dudney and

Jennifer (Dow) Davidson;

great-grandchildren William

George Hohenadel IV

and aunt to many nieces

and nephews. A memorial

gathering was held Oct. 5.

In lieu of flowers, memorial

contributions may be

made to St. Jude Children’s

Research Hospital or to

Faith Lutheran Church


John Crowe

John Crowe, of Lake

Forest, died in October. No

service details were available

at press time.

Mary Casselberry

Mary Casselberry, of

Lake Forest, died in October.

No service details were

available at press time.

Maria Figueiredo

Maria Figueiredo, of

Lake Forest, died in October.

No service details were

available at press time.

Joan Daker

Joan Daker, of Lake Forest,

died in September. No

services details were available

as of press time.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email


media.com with information

about a loved one who was

part of the Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff community

LakeForestLeader.com DINING OUT

the lake forest leader | October 12, 2017 | 21

Merlo’s celebrates five years in Highland Park

Italian restaurant

finds success

in serving same


Megan Bernard

Contributing Editor

Consistency is key at

Merlo’s Italian Restaurant.

For the past five years,

the Highland Park joint

has been serving up the

same dishes from its original

menu — and, there’s

nothing wrong with that,

owner John Merlo said,

because customers know

what they like and what to


“Our core menu has

stayed almost 100 percent

the same,” said Merlo,

who owns the restaurant

with his wife, Laura, and

lives in nearby Glencoe.

“We have developed our

good staples, Chicagostyle

Italian food, so they

know what they are getting

when they come.”

The familiarity at Merlo’s

doesn’t stop at the

menu, either.

The Merlo family has

been “pleasantly surprised,”

Merlo said, to see

so many of the same people

coming that they saw

the first days they opened

at 581 Roger Williams


No matter what time of

year it is, though, diners

can always choose from

the same classic Chicago-

Italian dishes, like “chicken

parms and Milanese,”

Merlo said. The Italian fare

also extends to seafood,

brick oven pizzas, salads,

piccata, marsala, steak and,

of course, pasta.

If customers do have a

taste for something outside

of the regular menu,

there’s a specials board,

which is changed twice a


Merlo’s Italian Restaurant is celebrating its fifth year in

business in Highland Park. Its signature dish, Nanna’s

Gravy ($18), has slow-roasted pot roast, red wine and

crushed tomatoes with rigatoni. Xavier Ward/22nd

Century Media

22nd Century Media

editors got a taste of Merlo’s

staple dishes when we

visited the restaurant last


We started our meal

with the fried calamari and

zucchini half-and-half appetizer

($16). The flash

fried baby calamari was

paired with a spicy marinara

dipping sauce and the

zucchini had lemon aioli.

Next up was the double

pepperoni pizza ($14) —

John Merlo’s favorite —

and the prosciutto and arugula

pizza ($14). Both the

brick oven pies where thin

and crispy, and weren’t

overloaded with cheese.

Nanna’s Gravy ($18),

a house speciality, also

graced our plates. The dish

includes slow-roasted pot

roast, red wine and crushed

tomatoes tossed with rigatoni.

The meat was tender

and provided a savory,

melt-in-your-mouth taste

that’s definitely worth the

slow cook time.

To complete our meal,

three entrees came out, including

Merlo’s half brick

chicken ($18), eggplant

Parmesan ($18) and veal

Milanese ($25).

The crispy boneless

brick chicken comes in

both half and full sizes

Merlo’s Italian


581 Roger Williams

Ave., Highland Park

(847) 266-0600



Every day open at 4 p.m.

with rosemary potatoes.

The meat was lightly seasoned

and the potatoes

were roasted and largely


Merlo’s eggplant Parmesan

was sliced thin. The

Parmesan was baked with

a generous layer of mozzarella

and sat in sweet marinara

sauce. The Parmesan

also comes in chicken and


The veal Milanese was

quite a large dish to end

with, but there were no

complaints there. The veal

was lightly breaded, baked

and sautéed with peppers.

The Milanese also comes

in chicken and eggplant.

Afterward, we threw in

our napkins, fully understanding

why Merlo’s has

so many “regulars” — the

menu itself proves it. Try

it for yourself whether

you’re in the area for Ravinia

or looking for a new

regular spot.


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Julia Hender

Julia Hender is a sophomore

at Lake Forest High

School and member of the

varsity field hockey team.

How did you start

playing field hockey?

I started playing in first

grade. I first played for

NVA [New Vision Athletics],

which was the program

over at the Country

Day school on the back

lawn. So when I was little,

they used to keep us in the


What do you like about


I originally played soccer

and the thing that sort

of drew me to field hockey

was I liked the hand-eye

coordination with field

hockey instead of soccer.

What is the hardest

thing about it?

I’ve always struggled

with hitting the most,

probably. It’s just those

little stick skills that are

probably the hardest part.

How does playing at

the varsity level this

year compare to the

freshman squad?

It’s way different. Last

year it was just on the

freshman level; they decided

to keep us all together,

all the freshmen. It wasn’t,

for our team personally,

a very competitive season

considering they had

moved a lot of the other

girls with experience on the

JV for the other schools.

What do you think

your team needs

to do in order to

be successful in the


I feel like a lot of teams

don’t think of us as strong

on the varsity level. We still

have a lot of great players,

so I think we have a chance

of making it really far and

potentially winning state.

If you had a ticket to

go anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

My grandparents have a

house in Rhode Island and

I go there every summer

and all my extended family

on my mom’s side lives

there. I would probably go

there, it’s just beautiful.

What’s your favorite

place to eat at in Lake


For lunch, my favorite

place would probably

be LF Juice. Their bowls

are really good, the Palm

Springs bowl I’m a big fan


If you could have any

animal as a pet, what

would you choose?

In biology class last

year, we had a class bunny.

I asked my mom if we

could get one and she shut

it down immediately. If I

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could have a bunny, I think

that would be pretty cool.

If could you play

another sport, what

would you want to


Probably ice hockey because

I really like to skate.

My brothers and I skate

and it’s basically the same

as field hockey, just on ice.

What’s your dream


Two different things.

I really like fashion and

I’m taking fashion class at

school and I feel like a fashion

merchandiser would be

really cool or, my grandpa

and my uncle are both

baseball agents, so I think

that’s really cool. They say

it’s a hard profession.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Erin Redmond

Rank and file

Top teams in 22nd Century Media’s coverage area

1. Loyola Academy

The Ramblers

cruised to an easy

win over Leo and were able

to get their starters a lot of

rest heading into this week’s

game against Providence.

2. Glenbrook South

The Titans struggled

against Maine

South Friday, dropping a

47-13 decision at the hands

of the host Hawks.

3. New Trier

After not knowing

whether they’d have

a game to play early in

the week, the Trevians

were able to roll past Niles

North 41-0 to win its

homecoming game.

4. Highland


The Giants are

on a roll. Four straight

wins have the team on

the cusp of not only a

playoff spot, but a conference

title. A threeheaded

rushing attack led

by Ryan Brincks, who

rushed for 129 yards.

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The Spartans

got just what they

needed to help stop a losing

streak: a game against

a team that was on a fivegame

losing streak.

6. Lake Forest

The Scouts

stopped their fourgame

losing streak with a

comeback win over Zion-

Benton. The team trailed

8-0 with six minutes remaining

but scored 14

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LFHS alum named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week

Submitted by Dartmouth


Dartmouth linebacker

Jack Traynor was named

the Ivy League Defensive

Player of the Week for his

performance in the Big

Green’s 16-13 victory at

Penn in a battle of undefeated

teams on national

television Friday, Sept. 29.

A six-foot, 230-pound

junior from Lake Forest

High School, Traynor

spearheaded the defensive

effort against a Quaker

team that entered the game

averaging 587 yards and

over 50 points a game.

Traynor led the Big Green

with nine tackles, eight

solo with one for a loss,

along with a pass breakup

as the defense held Penn to

a mere 243 yards and 13

points in the contest.

With Dartmouth leading

10-7 late in the third quarter

and Penn threatening

to score in the red zone,

Traynor batted away a pass

then stuffed a runner at the

line of scrimmage on third

down to force the Quakers

to settle for a gametying

field goal. He also

produced his tackle for a

loss during Penn’s next

drive, helping keep the

Ivy League’s co-defending

champion out of the end

zone once again to set up

the game-winning touchdown

drive in the final


For the season, Traynor

leads the Big Green with

25 tackles, ranking seventh

in the league on a pergame

average, plus has

two tackles for a loss with

one sack.

This is the second

straight week Dartmouth

has had a player recognized

by the league office with

defensive end Jeremiah

Douchee earning the special

teams weekly award

following the Green’s 27-

26 overtime triumph over

then-25th-ranked Holy

Cross on Sept. 23.

Dartmouth (3-0, 1-0) returned

home for its homecoming

against Yale on

Saturday, Oct. 7.

Lake Forest High School alum Jack Traynor was named

the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for his

efforts in the Big Green’s win over Penn Sept. 29.

Gregory Fisher/Dartmouth College

This Week In...

Caxys varsity


Boys Soccer

■Oct. ■ 14 - hosts Eric Solorio

Academy, noon


■Oct. ■ 14 - at Lisle

Invitational, 10 a.m.

Field Hockey

■Oct. ■ 14 - at first round of

playoffs, TBD

■Oct. ■ 18 - at second

round of playoffs, if



■Oct. ■ 13 - at Oakfield, 7


Girls Swimming

■Oct. ■ 12 - at Hamilton

Invitational, TBD

■Oct. ■ 14 - hosts Lake

Forest High School, 10 a.m.

Girls Volleyball

■Oct. ■ 12 - at North Shore

Country Day, 5:30 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 14 - hosts Woodlands

Academy, 1 p.m.

Scouts varsity


Boys Cross-Country

■Oct. ■ 14 - at NSC

Championship, College of

Lake County, 10 a.m.

Boys Golf

■Oct. ■ 13 - at IHSA State

meet, if necessary,


■Oct. ■ 14 - at IHSA State

meet, if necessary, TBD

Boys Soccer

■Oct. ■ 14 - hosts regional

quarterfinal, 12:30 p.m.

Field Hockey

■Oct. ■ 17 - at first round of

playoffs, TBD

■Oct. ■ 19 - at second round

of playoffs, if necessary,



■Oct. ■ 13 - hosts Mundelein,

7:30 p.m.

Girls Cross-Country

■Oct. ■ 14 - at NSC

Championship, College of

Lake County, 10 a.m.

Girls Golf

■Oct. ■ 13 - at IHSA State

meet, if necessary, TBD

■Oct. ■ 14 - at IHSA State

meet, if necessary, TBD

Girls Diving

■Oct. ■ 14 - at Evanston,

10:30 a.m.

Girls Swimming

■Oct. ■ 14 - at New Trier

Invitational, noon

Girls Tennis

■Oct. ■ 14 - at sectional, TBD

Girls Volleyball

■Oct. ■ 18 - at Waukegan, 6 p.m.

Wildcats varsity



■Oct. ■ 13 - at sectionals,

Lakes Community, TBD


■Oct. ■ 13 - at Schaumburg

Christian, 6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 14 - at Lake Forest

Academy, 1 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 17 - hosts Latin, 5:30


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Lake Forest 5, Crystal

Lake South 4

Will Lincoln scored

twice, helping the Scouts

down Crystal Lake South

5-4 Saturday, Oct. 7.

Lake Forest also saw

goals from Jack Kaptrosky,

Stefan Riedel, and

Charlie Altounian.

Hunter Heitman, Hunter

Dee and Carter Allen all

had assists for Lake Forest

in the win.

Field Hockey

Lake Forest Academy 2,

St. Ignatius 1

Yvie Gerber punched in

the game winner to help

the Caxys extend their win

streak to seven as they beat

St. Ignatius 2-1 Thursday,

Oct. 5, at home.

Gerber scored after taking

the ball into the circle

on a pass from Lena Ansari

and lifted it to the top

shelf over the goalie’s left

shoulder. Ansari, along

with Izzy Moody, also assisted

on the first score of

the game.

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

The duo fed the ball to

Isa Blankers, who capitalized

on the fifth of 16 total

offensive corners LFA

earned in the game.

Lake Forest 6, Stevenson


Bridget McGreevy and

Maggie Mick each struck

for two goals a piece as

Lake Forest recorded

its third shutout in four

games, beating Stevenson

6-0 Wednesday, Oct. 4, at


Ava Caputo and Logan

Hanekamp also had a goal

a piece; Mick had an assist.

Barbara Canty earned

the shutout in net.

The Scouts had a season-high

13 offensive

corners while allowing

zero defensive corners.

In addition to the high offensive

output, the Scout

defense was able to keep

the ball in the offensive

end for the majority of

the game, only allowing

Stevenson into the circle

five times during the


Girls Volleyball

Zion-Benton 2, Lake

Forest 1

Cassidy Shaul led the

Scouts with 15 digs and

eight kills, but unfortunately

for her squad, it

fell 2-1 to Zion-Benton

Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The Scouts dropped the

first set 17-25, but won

the second 26-24. Zion-

Benton came out the victor

in Set 3, however, taking it


Sophomore Alyssa

Thrash contributed two

aces and seven kills.

Taft 2, Lake Forest

Academy 0

Rosie Alexander, a

freshman setter, was called

to step in for the Caxys,

who are reeling from injuries.

She racked up four

kills, but it wasn’t enough

as Lake Forest Academy

lost in straight sets 25-13,

25-14 Friday, Oct. 6, at


Senior setter Ashly Frazier

had seven assists for

the Caxys.

LakeForestLeader.com sports

the lake forest leader | October 12, 2017 | 27

Girls Golf

Carlson leads Scouts to

third place at regionals

Lake Forest

qualifies as team

for sectionals

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

Lake Forest freshman

golfer Susa Carlson picked

the right time to have a career

best 18 holes.

Carlson carded a 92

during the Class 2A Warren

Regional at Bittersweet

Golf Club Wednesday,

Oct. 4, and her score

helped the Scouts qualify

as a team for the Barrington


Lake Forest finished in

the third and final qualifying

team spot with a score

of 377, beating out Warren

by five strokes.

“It was perfect timing

to have my best score and

play the best 18 holes I’ve

ever played,” Carlson said.

“It was a really important

situation and I’m proud of

how everyone on the team

played here.”

Bittersweet was a very

difficult course, but Carslon

didn’t treat it that way.

“If I had any bad holes,

I was just shaking it off

and moving on to the next

one,” Carlson said. “This


From Page 31

getting Top 3. We’d like to

win by 20 shots. We have

a four-year varsity player

and three others that have

been on varsity since sophomores.

We know if we get

was the third time I’ve

played here and my first

two, my scores weren’t

good. But I was trying

to not focus on what was

happening, that it was a

regional and pretend I was

just playing with friends.

We played here on Saturday

and I did really bad on

Hole 9. So I felt like I was

able to recover and play a

lot better on that hole.”

Carlson was just happy

to be on varsity at the start

of the season. Now she’s

helped the Scouts advance

to the sectional.

“I was not expecting to

be on varsity this year,”

Carlson said. “I was so

excited to be able to make

varsity as a freshman and

I’m really happy with

where I’m at and where

the team is at right now.”

Erin Shalala led the way

for the Scouts with an 89.

She took fourth individually

and on a very tough

course was one of only four

golfers to shoot under a 90.

“I played really well

on the front nine,” Shalala

said. “I only doublebogeyed

one hole. The

back nine I started putting

some pressure on myself

because of how well I had

started and didn’t play

quite as well. My tee shots

off to a bad start, our teammates

will have our backs.

That’s why we feel we can

have that type of success

next week.”

Bittersweet Golf Club

in Gurnee, the site of the

Oct. 9 sectional, is not the

easiest course, but Thomas

knows it very well.

were a lot better than Saturday

and I think that put

me in better position on

each hole.”

Like Carlson, Shalala

didn’t get hung up on the

fact that she was trying to

qualify for a sectional and

she believed it helped her

during the front nine.

“I went in not focusing

on and not caring what my

score would be,” Shalala

said. “I think as a result,

I was able to play well. I

think once I realized I was

playing well, that started

to get in my head a little

bit during the back nine.”

And with the Scouts

qualifying, Shalala was

happy with how her team

was able to bounce back

from the North Suburban

Conference meet.

“I’m proud of the team

and how we played,” Shalala

said. “Everyone did very

well considering the difficulty

of the course. It wasn’t

easy to do well here.”

Isabella Martino had a

96 and Clare Green finished

with a 100 to round

out the scoring for Lake


The Scouts played in

the Class 2A Barrington

Sectional Monday, Oct. 9.

Results were not available

by press time.

“I’ve played there 15

times,” he said. “To me

it’s like a second home


Danny Fisher’s 80 and

Michael Seaman’s 82

rounded out LFHS’ score.

Results from sectionals

were not available by press


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Girls Tennis

Woodlands’ No. 1 team finds unexpected success

Erin Redmond, Sports Editor

Woodlands Academy freshman Hailey Denton (left) and senior Kate Morris (right) have paired up to be a pleasant surprise for the Wildcats as

their No. 1 doubles team this year. PHOTOS BY Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media

The way Kate Morris

and Hailey Denton work

together on the court is


The Woodlands Academy’s

No. 1 doubles team

seems perfectly in sync

with chemistry that takes

years to develop.

Except Morris and Denton

have only been partners

for a couple months.

Morris, a senior, and her

freshman partner Denton

have been one of the biggest

surprises for the Wildcats

this season. From the

very start, the pair clicked

and their relationship has

translated into wins for


“In tennis, there’s a certain

something that certain

doubles teams have.

You can’t exactly describe

what it is, but you can see

it when it works,” Wildcats

coach Jim Franke said. “...

It was kind of good luck. I

put them together and right

away they seemed to be

successful and do well together.

They’ve continued

to surprise me.”

Morris is a four-year

varsity player and has used

her veteran experience to

help her new partner. Denton,

a coachable rookie,

impressed Morris with her

skill-set even at tryouts

and said she has learned a

lot from playing with her

senior partner.

“I think it’s been really

fun playing with Kate because

she has such a great

attitude on the court,”

Denton said. “If we lose a

point, she’s always upbeat

and encouraging us to get

the next one.”

Part of Morris’ positive

on-court demeanor comes

from her own experiences

playing with upperclassmen.

When she found out

she would be paired with

a freshman this season,

she said she embraced the

opportunity to mentor her

new partner, just as her

former teammates had

done for her.

“I’ve been in that same

position,” Morris said.

“My freshman year, I was

the only freshman on the

varsity team. I know what

it feels like from her perspective

and I had seen her

at tryouts, so I knew she

was good. I was really just

excited about the pair-up.”

Both Morris and Denton

have been playing tennis

since seventh grade, but

playing individually versus

as a doubles team are

two totally different dynamics.

While having to

rely on another person —

especially a new teammate

— can be a tricky, but

Morris said it comes down

to one thing: trust.

“I think it’s always important

to trust your partner,

especially with calls,”

she said. “I always trust

Hailey if she calls it out

and they question it, I’m

like ‘nope, my partner

said it was out. It was out.’

We’re always there for

each other in that way and

always supporting each

other on the court. If we

make a bad shot or something,

we’re always there

to support each other.”

The duo said they have

enjoyed getting to know one

another on and off the court

and while winning is nice, it

doesn’t compare to the new

friendship they have with

one another and their other

Wildcats teammates.

And speaking of teammates,

Morris and Denton’s

winning ways have

rubbed off on them, too.

“Winning breeds more

confidence. The whole

team has been more excited,”

Franke said.

The duo placed fifth at

the ISL Conference Tournament

Saturday, Oct. 7,

rebounding from a first

round loss to Morgan

Park Academy to win two


The No. 2 team of Elise

Albertson and Catherine

Kneeland finished fourth,

while the No. 3s, Mary

Clare Scalise and Anna

Sandner, also took fifth.

In singles, No. 2 Genevieve

Kerns made it the

semifinals before her first

loss and finished fourth.

The No. 1, Abigail Hurtgen,

took fifth.

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Lake Forest snaps fourgame

losing streak

Beats Zion-Benton late

David Jaffe , Freelance Reporter

The Lake Forest football team

was less than six minutes away

from being eliminated from playoff

contention Friday, Oct. 6, at Zion-


But the Scouts showed a lot of

fight in the fourth quarter, breaking

their four-game losing streak and,

for the time being, keeping their

postseason hopes alive.

Lake Forest (3-4 overall, 1-4

North Suburban) scored 14 points

in under six minutes, rallying late

to defeat the Zee-Bees 14-8.

Jacob Thomas’ (26 carries, 135

yards) 28-yard touchdown run gave

the Scouts the lead for the first time

in the game and ultimately the win

with 1:30 remaining. Jack Mislinski

ran in the two-point conversion.

“I saw my lineman put a good

block in front of me and took it the

rest of the way,” Thomas said. “I

was glad there were no flags.”

“Jacob’s a junior and it’s taken

him some time, but he’s continued

to progress every week,” Lake Forest

coach Chuck Spagnoli said. “I

think you see he’s better than when

he started the season.”

For most of the game, it looked

like once again that things would

not go the Scouts’ way. They appeared

to be heading into the end

zone on their opening drive but

Mislinski was intercepted by Tyrese

Crump who took it 70 yards to the

Scouts’ 18.

After a flag, the Zee-Bees struck

on a 22-yard touchdown pass from

quarterback Jerome Crawford to

Tyler Geiman. The extra point was


Zion added to its lead when Lake

Forest was called for intentional

grounding in the end zone, resulting

in a safety and an 8-0 advantage

with 2:30 left until halftime.

Lake Forest had a chance to score

before the half when Mislinski hit

Ryan Cekay (5 catches, 112 yards)

on a 50-yard bomb to get to the

Zion 5. But with two seconds left

and no timeouts, the Scouts elected

to go for the touchdown and

couldn’t get in despite a completion

to Ryan Durburg.

But things changed in the fourth

when Dominick Keating blocked a

punt at the Zee-Bees’ 25, setting the

Scouts up for what would be their

first points of the game.

“We ended up putting Dominick

in on that rep and he did a very good

job,” Spagnoli said. “He produced

and that changed things around for


On fourth-and-11 Mislinski

found Cekay for a 15-yard touchdown

pass getting Lake Forest right

back in the game with 5:40 to play.

The two-point try was batted away

at the last second.

It seemed a sense of urgency

kicked in for the Scouts just when

they were in desperate need of it.

“We were down 8-0 the whole

game,” Thomas said. “But we

showed a lot of hustle and a lot of

heart. We were ultimately able to

fix enough of our mental mistakes

in the fourth quarter and found a

way to win.”

“We played with enthusiasm,

confidence and a sense of urgency,”

Spagnoli said. “There also was no

sense of panic. We haven’t won a

game in over a month so you never

know if that will factor in.”

It hasn’t been the easiest thing

dealing with four straight losses,

but Lake Forest hopes it has gotten

better from handling that type

of adversity.

“Our coach has been preaching

a lot of life lessons during this last

month,” Thomas said. “I think the

thing we’ve realized is that other

teams weren’t just beating us. We

were beating ourselves. So today

we didn’t care who the opponent

was. We knew we needed to stop

beating ourselves. And I think

eventually we got there.”


Running back,

Jacob Thomas

(9), receives the

hand off from

Scouts’ QB

Jack Mislinski

during their

Friday, Oct.

6, game at





Century Media

LEFT: Ryan

Durburg (7)

punts down

field for Lake


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Boys Golf

Frevert leads Scouts to regional title


22CM File Photo

three Teams of

the week

1. Boys Golf (above)

The Scouts

showed their skills

by battling high

winds to capture

the regional crown

with a score of

319. Only three

golfers shot below

an 80 and two of

them were from

LFHS, including

Scott Frevert, who

was the match

medalist with a 78.

2. Girls Golf

The Scouts

punched their

ticket to sectionals

as a team, taking

third place at the

regional meet. Erin

Shalala led her

team with an 89.

3. Football

Lake Forest rallied

late to snap its

four-game losing

streak, beating

Zion-Benton to

keep their playoff

hopes alive.

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

Shepherd’s Crook Golf

Course, where the Class

3A Zion-Benton Regional

was held, has a par of 71.

But on Tuesday, Oct. 3,

with the extremely windy

conditions, that was a par

that was going to be unattainable

for any golfer

competing there.

So it was all the more

impressive what Lake Forest

did as a team as everyone

on the Scouts shot 84

or lower as they won the

regional with a score of

319, advancing to the Warren

Sectional as a team.

Only three people shot

below an 80 and two of

them were Lake Forest


Scott Frevert was the

low medalist with a 78.


Game of the Week:

• New Trier (5-2) hosts Maine South (6-1)

Other matchups:

• Loyola (6-1) at Providence (5-2)

• Glenbrook South (5-2) at Evanston (4-3)

• Glenbrook North (4-3) at Deerfield (3-4)

• Highland Park (4-3) hosts Maine West (6-1)

• Lake Forest (3-4) hosts Mundelein (2-5)

• Lake Forest Academy (5-0) at Oakville (7-0)

• Mount Carmel (4-3) hosts Montini (5-2)

“I controlled the ball

well and had some decent

putts,” Frevert said.

“It was really windy, like

almost unfairly windy. To

me this felt like a par-80.

The greens were super

firm. It was basically impossible

to chip downwind.

But I had a solid day.

I double-bogeyed holes 1

and 15 but those were my

only two bad holes.”

Frevert wasn’t just

pleased with his own

play. It was a very strong

overall performance from

the Scouts and it’s a very

experienced group which

helped them overcome the

tough conditions.

“We’ve got four seniors.

We know how to handle

these situations,” Frevert

said. “No one was going

to get their best scores in




• Maine South 31-21. I badly

want to pick NT in this one, but

Hawks’ offense is elite. I hope

I’m wrong.

• Loyola

• Glenbrook South

• Deerfield

• Highland Park

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Mount Carmel


these conditions. So for

things to still go our way

speaks highly of everyone

on the team.”

But the Scouts are now

focusing on what it takes

to do well at the sectional

and beyond. Last season

Lake Forest fell short of

qualifying for state as a

team and only had two individual


“We have to focus on

our own scores,” Frevert

said. “We can’t be worried

about what other teams

and golfers are doing. We

have to play our game.

And I think we can count

on each other because

we’ve been through this


Jed Thomas tied for

second with a 79. And

he wasn’t going to let the

windy conditions get into


Sports Editor

• Maine South 28-21. With two

red-hot teams, this is going

to be a close one. But, I think

Maine South will be a little too

much for the Trevs to handle.

• Providence

• Glenbrook South

• Deerfield

• Highland Park

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Montini


Michal Dwojak |

Assistant Editor

• Maine South 34, New Trier 17.

The Trevian offense can’t keep

up with the Hawks and their

strong defense.

• Loyola

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Highland Park

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Montini

The Lake Forest boys golf team poses with its plaque

after winning the Class 3A Zion-Benton Regional

Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course.

Photo Submitted

his head.

“You have to just focus

on the next shot and the

next hole,” Thomas said.

“If you have a bad shot,

you have to move on to the

next one. The wind makes

it tough on everyone. You

have to be mentally ready.

You can be a ball striker

but if you’re hitting it up

in the wind, it’s not going

to be good. So you need to

be able to adjust to that. I



Sports Editor

• Maine South 21, New Trier 17.

NT ‘s defense has been lights

out, but hasn’t seen an offense

like the Hawks’.

• Loyola

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Maine West

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Montini

like this course. It’s challenging

but very scoreable.”

With regard to bouncing

back from last year’s sectionals,

Thomas believes

his team can do more than

just bounce back.

“Our coach says our

goal should be to try and

win by as much as possible,”

Thomas said. “So we

don’t want to focus on just

Please see gOLF, 27



Contributing Editor

• Maine South 34, New Trier 17.

The Hawks are rolling. NT has

picked it up lately but Maine

South will prove to be too much.

• Loyola

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Maine West

• Lake Forest

• Oakfield

• Montini

Listen Up

“I think the thing we’ve realized is that other teams

weren’t beating us. We were beating ourselves. So today

we didn’t care who the opponent was.”

Jacob Thomas — Lake Forest running back on his team doing what it

needed to in order to win.

tune in


The Scouts get home field advantage as they

host Hersey in the regional quarterfinal.

• Lake Forest hosts Hersey, regional

quarterfinal, Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m.


26 - This week in

25 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Assistant Editor

Derek Wolff. Send any questions or comments

to d.wolff@22ndcenturymedia.com.

Lake Forest Leader | October 12, 2017 | LakeForestLeader.com

Not so fast

Lake Forest strikes late to win its

first game in a month, Page 30

Spencer Yauch

(51) charges Zion’s

quarterback in the

Scouts’ game against

the Zee Bee’s Friday,

Oct. 6, on the road.

Aimee Bernardi

Messner/22nd Century


Frevert Pitch

LFHS boys golf wins regional behind

senior’s medalist performance, Page 31

Big Green

Former Scout getting noticed

in Ivy League, Page 26


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