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2 | November 9, 2017 | The Northbrook tower calendar In this week’s Tower Police Reports6 Pet of the Week8 Editorial23 Puzzles26 Faith28 Dining Out33 Home of the Week34 Athlete of the Week37 The Northbrook Tower ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 Editor Martin Carlino, x14 sports editor Michal Dwojak, x26 Sales director Elizabeth Fritz, x19 Classified sales, Recruitment Advertising Jess Nemec, 708.326.9170, x46 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten 708.326.9170, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, x16 Managing Editor Eric DeGrechie, x23 AssT. Managing Editor Megan Bernard, x24 president Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30 22 nd Century Media 60 Revere Drive Suite 888 Northbrook, IL 60062 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Northbrook Tower (USPS #15810) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook, IL 60062. Periodical paid postage at Northbrook, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: send address changes to The Northbrook Tower 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062 Published by THURSDAY Science Explorers 4:30-5:15 p.m., Nov. 9, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Are you a budding scientist itching to experiment? Explore basic science concepts with hands-on activities. Get ready to get messy and learn something too. Snacks will be provided. Grades K-2 are welcome. For more information, visit or call (847) 272-6224. Podcasting with Audacity 6:30-8 p.m., Nov. 9, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Explore recording, editing, and post production techniques needed to create your own podcast. Learn how to upload it onto the internet. Intermediate experience with computers required. Ages 16 and over. For more information, visit or call (847) 272-6224. FRIDAY All American Celebration 7-11 p.m., Nov. 10, Pavilion at Petergof, 577 S. Waukegan Road. Join for the Northbrook Woman’s Club annual benefit. Dinner with a premium open bar. Tickets are $170 each and can be purchased at northbrookwomansclub. org/benefit. Public Skating 9:10-10:50 a.m., Nov. 10, Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road. Public skate sessions are great for family and friends to come have a good time on the ice. It may even spark interested in skating or hockey. For more information, call (847) 291-2993 or visit SATURDAY Y-art (for families) 10-11 a.m., Nov. 11, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Start your Saturday with art. Brought to you by the NSYMCA Art Academy. For more information, visit or call (847) 272-6224. Community Outreach Day 6:45-10 a.m., Nov. 11, Sunset Foods Northbrook, 1127 Church Street. With the help of 100 volunteers, Hunger Resource Network will be distributing 125,00 pounds of frozen chicken to more than 100 Chicagolane food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Must be in high school to participate. SUNDAY Village Birthday Open House 2-4 p.m., Nov. 12, Northbrook History Museum (lower level), 1776 Walters Ave. All are welcome to enjoy refreshments while joining the Northbrook Historical Society in celebrating the Village’s 116th birthday as well as the 125th birthday of Hope Union Church, which earlier this year opened as the Historical Society’s Hope Union Heritage Center. For more information, call (847) 498-3404. Plein Air Painting Festival Display 2-4 p.m. Nov. 12, Northbrook History Museum, 1776 Walters Ave. A gallery of artwork from the recent Plein Air Painting Festival will be on display and available for purchase during the Historical Society’s Village Birthday Open House. All are invited to the Open House and also to view the artwork, which will continue to be on display at the History Museum for a limited time. For more information, call (847) 498-3404. MONDAY Monday Movers 10:30-11 a.m., Nov. 13, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar lane. Join for a half-hour of moving, singing, reading, and fun. For toddlers with a caregiver. For more information, visit or call (847) 272-6224. TUESDAY Lunch and a Movie: The Martian Noon-2 p.m., Nov. 14, Northbrook Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave. Enjoy a catered lunch and watch an award-winning movie, “The Martian.” Tickets are $6-9. For more information, call (847) 291-2993 or visit nbparks. org/events. WEDNESDAY Hearing Loss: How Bluetooth Can Help 11 a.m., Nov. 14, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road. Sound connects us to our world. Yvonne Feffer, doctor of audiology, will share her expertise about the ways in which new technology can benefit those with hearing loss. Open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact UPCOMING Diamonds and Denim 7-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 1840 Skokie Blvd. Join the Rotary Club of Northbrook’s Diamonds and Denim for a charity auction night of fun and fundraising at Lewis Floor and Home. Raffle tickets are $100 and include entry to the event for you and a guest. Additional guests are only $25 each person. For tickets and more information, visit Northbrookrotary.networkforgood. com. Divorce: Writing the Next Chapter 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, Inspire Counseling Center, 3100 Dundee Road, Suite 101. After a divorce, it’s a perfect time to invest in yourself, create new goals and write a new chapter for your life. Cost $25. Visit to register. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, Reds Garden Center, 3460 Dundee Road. Dress up your Thanksgiving table with your own custom-designed centerpiece. Designers will help you choose your plants and arrange your selections into a pre-carved pumpkin of your choice. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (847) 272-1209. Cosmic Skating 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road. It’s going to be a White out on the ice. All ages are invited to enjoy some fun on the ice in all white clothing. Entry fee is $6 and skates are available for rental for $3. For more information, call (847) 291-2993 or visit nbparks. org/events. Great Books 10-11:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Join the monthly Great Books Discussion Group led by educator and scholar Robert Waterbury. Share stimulating discussions of classic essays and other short works in a friendly, welcoming setting. The November reading is “Reflections on the Revolution in France” by Edmund Burke. For more information, visit www. or call (847) 272-6224. ONGOING Laughter Group Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Glenbrook Hospital,2180 Pfingsten Road, Glenview. Join this free laughter group at the John and Carol Walter Ambulatory Care Center’s Lower Level, rooms E and F. Laugh together and experience the changes yourself. Call (847) 571-7553. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Want to lose weight? This organization offers a healthy, caring, supportive approach to weight control at an affordable price. Chapter IL 847 Northbrook meets every Wednesday for a weigh-in (6:15-6:45 p.m.) and meeting (6:45-7:30 p.m.) in the back lower level of the North Northfield United Methodist Church at 797 Sanders Road in Northbrook. For more information, call (847) 564-3147 or visit Northbrook Action Baseball Register for Northbrook Action Baseball where everyone is an all star. Registration is now underway for spring 2018. The program is for boys preschool though second grade and girls preschool through third grade who are looking to play t-ball, baseball or softball. For more informtaion or registration package, visit, check your school electronic backpack or call (847) 564-9849. To submit an item for the calendar, contact martin@ or (847) 272-4565. Entries are due by noon Thursday the week before the publication date. News the northbrook tower | November 9, 2017 | 3 Northbrook resident succeeds Elaine Nekritz in 57th District Richard Bodee Freelance Reporter Jonathan Carroll, who was sworn in on Oct. 3 as a state representative, is setting his sights high after taking over the 57th District for retired Rep. Elaine Nekritz. “I’ve spent my career helping people and now, I’m doing a job where I can help people on a larger level,” Carroll said. “I may be Democrat, but I’d like to be the candidate for everyone.” Nekritz, who made her decision over this summer to step down from a position she held for the past 14 years, briefly considered a run for the soonto-be vacant attorney general position, which Lisa Madigan stunningly announced she would not seek reelection for in mid- September. Nekritz ultimately decided not to run and Carroll became the new representative for District 57. Carroll grew up in Skokie, but has lived in Northbrook for the last nine years with his wife, Katrina, and his two children. He is a special education teacher by trade with his own practice, Carroll Educational Group, where he has helped people with learning challenges for nearly the last 14 years. Carroll fully admits that he didn’t think he would become a special education teacher. “Actually, my original plan was to go into sports broadcasting,” he said. In fact, Carroll, a De- Paul University graduate The family of Northbrook resident Jonathan Carroll looks on as he is sworn into office as the representative of the 57th District on Oct. 3, in Springfield. Photo Submitted with a bachelor’s degree in communication, got an internship with Super Bowl XXIX through the host committee and received experience in what he described as “planning a major sporting event.” After contemplating his undergraduate work, Carroll did some soulsearching before deciding to pursue another opportunity. “Growing up, I had a lot of learning challenges myself,” Carroll said. “I decided that, based on my own struggles, I wanted to help people like me become more successful in school.” Carroll then attended Northeastern Illinois University, where he received a master’s degree in learning disabilities and social emotional disorders. “My first teaching job was at a therapeutic day school in Glenview,” Carroll said. “It was through Northwestern Memorial Hospital, who had a therapeutic day program for children with really severe emotional concerns.” Carroll reminisced about the experience, calling it “a great learning opportunity” and “eyeopening to work in that environment.” Along the way, Carroll saw another opportunity to make a difference, which led him to form his own private practice. “There are tutors and then there are therapists, but there’s not really anybody in the middle, so that’s kind of where I saw my practice,” Carroll said. “I saw a need and I really wanted to fill that need.” Carroll, who was active in the community prior to his political career, was approached about the possibility of replacing Nekritz, an opportunity he calls “unbelievable.” Please see Carroll, 6 Now proudly serving Northbrook. 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