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Locals celebrate the winter solstice on the Green Bay Trail, Page 4

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sudden death

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Munchy Movie

1:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Glencoe

Library, 320 Park Ave.

Come to the library on

your day off of school for

“Despicable Me 3,” popcorn

and snacks. All ages

welcome. Children under

8 must be with an adult.


Grand Opening

9 a.m.-noon, Dec. 30,

Takiff Center, 999 Green

Bay Road, Glencoe. The

grand opening celebration

of the new fitness center

will take place.


Itty Bitty New Year

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec.

31, Takiff Center, 999

Green Bay Road, Glencoe.

Ring in the New Year

with dancing, crafts and a

countdown to noon, complete

with a balloon drop.

Advanced registration required

by Dec. 28; recommended

for children ages



Glencoe Fitness Opening

5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 2,

Takiff Center, 999 Green

Bay Road, Glencoe. Today

is the first day Glencoe Fitness

is open regular hours.

Jump start your new year

with a workout anytime

today. Visit


Paint Party

10-11 a.m. Jan. 3, Glencoe

Library, 320 Park

Ave. Get out of the house

and create something fun.

They’ll provide the paint

and clean up the mess. Just

drop in.

Escape Room: Polar


2-4 p.m. Jan. 3, Glencoe

Library, 320 Park Ave.

Can you and your friends

work together to solve the

case before you’re trapped

in the storm? Grades 3-5

from 2-2:30 p.m. Grades

6-8 from 3-4 p.m. Registration



Memoir Writing Workshop

1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 4,

Glencoe Study Center,

706 Green Bay Road.

My Story Workshop is a

three-session workshop

that gives anyone with a

story a nurturing learning

environment to breathe

life into one of their reallife

stories. Open to all

storytellers of all levels

and writing experience,

running through Jan. 18.

Contact fjsanders2005@


Nature Encounters

10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 6,

Takiff Center, 999 Lake

Cook Road, Glencoe.

Come for a day of learning

and fun. The River

Trail Nature Center in

Northbrook will share how

animals adapt to their environment

and bring a few

animal pelts and skins for

us to feel. Then, they’ll

make birdhouses to feed

feathered friends during

the winter months. Recommended

for ages 2-6.

Animal Coverings

2-3 p.m. Jan. 6, Glencoe

Library, 320 Park Ave.

Learn about different types

of animals and the adaptations

that help them survive

with special guests

from River Trail Nature

Center. See firsthand the

furs, skins, feathers and

other coverings these animals

use and even meet a

live critter. Registration


Preserving with Dried


11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 7,

Chicago Botanic Garden,

1000 Lake Cook Road,

Glencoe. In this demo

cooking class, cookbook

author and home food

preservation expert Emily

Paster will teach you

how to preserve using

dried fruits. The class will

also cover the basics of

water-bath canning, a safe

and easy method of home

food preservation, including

safety and equipment

needs. Visit

Roasty Toasty Veggies

6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11,

Takiff Center, 999 Green

Bay Road, Glencoe. Find

out which veggies naturally

warm us up with Certified

Health Coach Evey

Schweig. Follow along as

she prepares winter warming

comfort foods for you

to sample. Take home

recipes and handouts.

The Glencoe Community

Garden partners with the

Glencoe Park District to

provide free educational

programs throughout the

year. For more info, contact



Penguin Carnival

10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 13,

Glencoe Library, 320

Park Ave. Winter reading

is “snow much fun” that

they’re celebrating with

a Penguin Carnival. Just

drop in for fun games and

activities with a penguin


Watts Below Zero

10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 15,

Watts Ice Center, 305 Randolph

St., Glencoe. Celebrate

everything winter

with arts and crafts, carnival

games, ice sculpting,

and more.

Visiting Professor

7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, Glencoe

Library, 320 Park Ave.

Dr. Shane Larson returns

to the library to explore

what we are learning from

gravitational waves and

why the latest observations

are game-changing.


Park Board

7 p.m. Jan. 16, Takiff

Center, 999 Green Bay

Road, Glencoe. The regular

meeting of the board

of commissioners will be


Village Board

7 p.m. Jan. 18, Village

Hall, 675 Village Court,

Glencoe. The Village

Board meets at Village

Hall in the Council Chambers

located on the second


Hummingbirds & Spring


6:30 p.m. Jan. 18,

Takiff Center, 999 Green

Bay Road, Glencoe. Tim

Joyce, of Wild Birds Unlimited,

will share the delights

of spring migration,

hummingbirds and how to

create a refuge to attract a

greater variety of migrating

and native birds to

your garden. Presented by

Friends of the Green Bay

Trail. Visit

Paint and Sip

6:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Takiff

Center, 999 Green Bay

Road, Glencoe. Grab a

friend for an evening of

painting and wine. The

painting instructor will

guide you through the process

of creating your own

masterpiece. No experience

or supplies necessary;

new and seasoned artists

are welcome. BYOB.

Must be over 21 to attend.


Study Break Lounge

9:30 a.m. Jan. 20-23,

Glencoe Library, 320 Park

Ave. Study Break Lounge

is back with free food for

those studying for finals.

New Trier Jazz Festival

7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Gaffney

Auditorium, New Trier

High School, Winnetka.

New Orleans’ native son

and member of the acclaimed

Marsalis musical


Delfeayo Marsalis and

the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

will perform. They will

make New Trier that spot

to be for a very special

winter evening in February

that will be sure to warm

your hearts and deliver one

very hot jazz session. Visit


Wonderland Express

Nov. 24-Jan. 7, Chicago

Botanic Garden, 1000

Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.

Join the garden for Wonderland

Express, an annual

holiday extravaganza

featuring model trains,

glittering indoor snow and

meticulously crafted Chicago

landmarks in miniature.

Also, see intricate ice

carvings and hear music

from carolers. For times,

visit www.chicagobotanic.


North Shore Chess Club

7-9 p.m. Thursdays,

Starbucks, 347 Park

Ave., Glencoe. The North

Shore Chess Club meets

with players at all levels

of chess skill, beginner,

intermediate, advanced.

Very friendly, casual atmosphere.

No fees. Open

to teens and adults. Bring

your chess set if you have

one. For more information,

email guntherrice@gmail.


To submit an item for the

community calendar, contact

Editor Megan Bernard at NEWS

the glencoe anchor | December 28, 2017 | 3

New Trier District 203 Board of Education

Athletic facility needs discussed amid NT facilities bond approval

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

The New Trier High

School Board of Education

has approved the issuance

of general obligation limited

tax school bonds not to

exceed $7 million to fund

summer facilities projects.

The term of the bonds

will be 10 years, but it

has not been determined if

there will be a public sale

or a private placement after

several banks are solicited.

Approval came at the

board’s Monday, Dec. 18

meeting, during which Athletic

Director Augie Fontanetta

made a comprehensive

presentation on next

summer’s sports-related

projects on the Northfield


Plans call for an additional

press box to be

erected on the visitor side

of the football stadium that

will also be utilized during

sports events on the adjacent

auxiliary field; the installation

of bleachers that

will seat 500 more fans;

and six additional tennis


“The press box and

bleachers were not included

in the project budget in

November, but I recommend

they be included,”

Fontanetta said. “Initially,

the tennis proposal called

for three new courts —

one adjacent to the present

courts and three in the

parking lot.

“The revised proposal

calls for six courts to be

added to the south area,

increasing the number of

courts from eight to 14,

and the parking lot will be

unchanged. An estimated

contribution of $1,247,000

will be made by the Theodore

Eckert Foundation.”

Fontanetta explained that

the Pep Band has moved

from the field to the bleachers,

enabling students to

become more engaged. As

a consequence, the enlargement

of the student section

has created the need for

more seats.

“We’re the largest school

in the conference [the Central

Suburban League] and

we currently have the lowest

seating capacity, 2,200,” he

pointed out. “The projected

cost estimate is $152,000,

which is $12,000 less than

the original estimate. It can

be funded from project contingency.

If contingency is

not used athletic funds can

be used.”

Board member Cathleen

Albrecht questioned the

need to embark on the stadium

project this summer.

“It’s compelling, but I

don’t know how it fits with

our other priorities,” she

said. “We’ve had this stadium

for a long time. It’s

not broken. Why wouldn’t

we wait a year to see what

our other priorities are?”

Board member Carol

Ducommun had a different


“It’s a need we’ve overlooked

for many, many

years,” she said. “It’s hard

to quantify what the benefit

is; there are a lot of

subtleties involved. I think

our commitment to school

spirit is an important thing.

Kids are not sitting because

there is no room; kids are

not coming because there is

no room.”

Superintendent Dr. Paul

Sally also expressed his


“I have no doubt our

long-term facility plan will

identify this as a need,”

Sally said. “It feels like a

high priority because of its

huge impact on kids.”

Another factor favoring

the expansion is the success

of the football team under

Coach Brian Doll.

This year’s team made a

dramatic rally in the final

11 minutes of its opening

round Class 8A playoff

game at Loyola but it fell

short, and the underdog

Trevians were defeated 35-

32. The Ramblers went on

to finish second in the state

for the second year in a row

after winning the 8A championship

in 2015.

“We’re going to be playing

Loyola in our second

game next fall [resuming a

long-dormant regular season

rivalry],” Fontanetta

told 22nd Century Media. “I

have a feeling we’re going

to need all those new seats.”

Facts and figures

The school board also

approved a new management

contract with Pepper


“It’s is the most effective

way [to undertake complex

projects],” Assistant Superintendent

Chris Johnson

said. “We’ve learned

how to work with them

and they’ve learned how to

work with us.”

Assistant Superintendent

Tim Hayes reported that

86 percent of New Trier

Glencoe Village Board

Anti-harassment, no retaliation policy adopted for Village

Margaret Tazioli

Freelance Reporter

The Village of Glencoe

adopted an official antiharassment

and no retaliation

policy at the Thursday,

Dec. 21 Board of Trustees


With the Oct. 24 open

letter with more than

140 signatories declared,

Springfield passed several

new laws that applied to the

Village of Glencoe.

One of those laws requires

local governments

to formally adopt policies

that prohibit sexual harassment

among personnel.

Thus, Glencoe brought its

policy forward for formal

adoption before the Jan. 16,

2018 deadline.

“The Village strives to

provide a safe, comfortable

work environment for all

employees. And as a component

of that, we’ve had

an anti-harassment policy

in place for many and we

periodically conduct training

on that policy. We plan

to conduct additional training

on that policy early

next calendar year,” assistant

city manager Sharon

Tanner said.

“The difference is, before,

it was a policy that

wasn’t officially adopted by

the Village Board. Tonight,

if this passes, it will be,”

legal counsel Steven Elrod

added before the vote.

The policy prohibits sexual

harassment, explains

how to report an allegation

of sexual harassment,

prohibits retaliation for

reporting and explains the

consequences for sexual

harassment violations and

intentionally false reports.

The policy applies to all

elected officials, Village

employees, appointed officials

and commissioners.

The policy also complies

with all four specific concepts

the state law requires,

according to Elrod.

The Village also approved

the 2018 tax levy

which includes an estimated

municipal tax increase of

$28.70 and a $6.66 library

tax increase for a $100,000

equalized assessed value.

At the Jan. 18, 2018 Village

Board meeting, the

board will look at options

for the abatement of taxes

from the 2017 levy.

2017 Village, library tax levy adopted

Submitted by Village of


Following a public

hearing at the Dec. 21

Village Board meeting,

the Village Board unanimously

voted to approve

an ordinance establishing

the 2017 tax levy for the

Village of Glencoe and

Glencoe Public Library

(the Village levies on behalf

of the Glencoe Public


The Tax Levy Ordinance

sets the amount

of property taxes that

the Village will collect

during calendar year of


The total Village levy

— inclusive of referendum-approved

debt service

and the Village’s

Fire Pension fund — is

$11,987,985, representing

a $271,321 or 2.32

percent increase from the

2016 tax extension. The

corresponding anticipated

annual increase per

$100,000 of equalized

assessed value (EAV) is


The total Glencoe Public

Library 2017 levy is

$2,358,984, representing

Please see D203, 8

a $62,989 or 2.74 percent

increase from the

2016 tax extension. The

corresponding anticipated

annual increase per

$100,000 EAV is $6.66.

In fiscal year 2019,

property taxes are expected

to account for more

than half of the Village’s

General Fund revenues.

However, less than 15

cents of every dollar paid

by Glencoe residents in

property taxes is received

by the Village, reflecting

the Village’s commitment

to limit its financial

burden on its residents.

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Winter Solstice Celebration lights up Green Bay Trail

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Ancient traditions and

rituals never go away.

They just get updated for

the times.

Such was the case with

the second annual Winter

Solstice Celebration at

Glencoe’s Shelton Park,

where about 60 people

gathered last Thursday

evening, Dec. 21, and

welcomed the return of

more sunlight and longer

days ahead. December 21

traditionally and astronomically

is considered

the shortest day and longest

night of the year in

the Northern Hemisphere.

The Friends of the

Green Bay Trail and

Glencoe Park District, cosponsors

of the event, put

a slightly different twist

on the ancient Druids observance.

Invitations went out to

the community-at-large to

bring family and friends

to celebrate the shortest

day of the year with

a parade along the Green

Bay Trail, which winds

through Glencoe, Winnetka,

Kenilworth, Wilmette

and Highland Park.

“We invited people to

decorate themselves, or a

stroller, wagon, bicycle,

even a dog with batteryoperated

lights and things

that glow,” said Betsy

Leibson, president and

founder of Friends of the

Green Bay Trail.

There were bonfires like

in ancient days.

“We had two bonfires

but ours were via fire

pits,” said Liz Visteen,

program manager of the

Glencoe Park District

special events and active

adults. “They were part

tradition and part to show

people where we were.”

Modern, battery-operated

lanterns provided more

light for the gathering.

A table with additional

light sticks and necklaces

were there for guests of all


Leibson was hard to

miss. She came decorated

with seven different kinds

of light strands.

Jason Alwin was there

with his daughters and

dog, all aglow. Lainey, 12,

and Lucy, 10, had glowsticks

plus a headpiece of

lighted antlers while Leila,

7, bore a lighted, Rudolph-like

red nose. Even

their St. Bernard, Harry,


There were also many

first-timers in attendance.

Santi McMartin and

children, Isabel and

Thomas, came this year.

“It was too cold last

year but today’s weather

was perfect for this,” Santi

McMartin said.

The way people wore

or displayed light strands

showed massive creativity.

Mitch Kiesler sewed

his battery-operated lights

onto his jacket so the light

strings would not fall off.

Larry and Evelyn Aronson

accompanied the hard-tomiss


Janet Knowles found

LED glow gloves for her

children, Calvin, 6, and

Leelo, 2, which they wore

while carrying LED balloons.

Seth Stein wore a head


It was a first time for

Natalie Holtzman and her

children Ben, 8, and Matthew,


“It is so nice for the Park

District and the Friends

of the Green Bay Trail to

do this,” Holtzman said.

Local children (left to right) Heidi Reakauf, 10, Harper Cullis, 7, and Tenan Cullis, 10, all of Glencoe, warm up by the

fire at the Winter Solstice Celebration Thursday, Dec. 21, on the Green Bay Trail. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd

Century Media

“What a great way for everybody

to get together. It

is something we never did


Melissa Wessel and her

son, Hunter, also were


Hunter Wessel spent

time selecting colored

light sticks for his dad,

mom and grandma May,

who was visiting from

New Orleans.

“My favorite is getting

warm by the fire,” Hunter

Wessel said.

It was time for the Winter

Solstice Celebration

Parade to begin. The group

lined up and marched up

and down the Green Bay

Trail singing songs welcoming

back the sun, one

tune written by Glencoe’s

Diane Greening. She was

there with husband Gary


The Glencoe Park District

provided hot chocolate

for the Winter Solstice

revelers when they

returned. There also were

Eileen Monahan’s homemade


“Wow, this was fun,”

said Bode Goldner, 7,

when he returned riding

his scooter with wheels

that lit up along with the

battery-operated light

string he was wearing. “I

want some hot chocolate


RIGHT: Glencoe’s Alwin

family (clockwise from

top) Jason, Lainey, 12,

Lucy, 10, Leila, 7, and

Harry the dog at the

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In Memoriam

‘Your light was always so bright’

Glencoe teen

remembered for

unconditional love,

impact on others

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

“This little light of mine,

I’m gonna let it shine, Let

it shine, Let it shine, Let it


With those

gentle lyrics

in their ears,

the men,

women and

children who

had crowded

into Winnetka’s



cred Heart Parish on Dec.

20 were sent forth into the

night after celebrating the

life of Sofia “Sofi” Troglia,

the 16-year-old Glencoe

teen and New Trier special

education student who

had illuminated so many of

their lives.

Troglia was pronounced

dead on Dec. 15 after experiencing

what Superintendent

Paul Sally described

as “a medical emergency”

in a letter to parents.

Sacred Heart was a

beautiful setting. Three

large pictures of a smiling

Troglia were placed in the

front of the church facing

the congregation and four

lighted Christmas trees

flanked the altar.

Every pew was filled.

People were standing in

the aisles and in the outside

vestibule. Those who

couldn’t find standing

room congregated in front

of the television set in the

adjacent gathering space.

“The funeral director

told me there were 700

people here and our church

only holds 500,” said Sacred

Heart pastor, Rev. Steven

Lanza, celebrant of the

funeral Mass.

Dianne Fox, director

of music at St. Mary Parish

in Evanston, sang the

opening song “Be Not

Afraid,” the responsorial

psalm “Shepherd Me, O

God,” followed by “You

Are Near” after the Gospel

and the Communion song

“Here I Am Lord.” During

the Communion meditation,

Troglia’s uncle, Darin

Troglia, sang “On Eagle’s


“Sofi was special because

Sofi was special,”

Lanza said, repeating the

words. “She was endowed

with a special understanding

that beneath the trappings

of adulthood we are

all children of God. Sofi

praised God by drawing

out the best in you. Sofi was

not afraid to offer hugs and

kisses. Sofi praised God

by being attuned to others’

emotions. Sofi praised God

by unabashedly being herself,

being who God wanted

her to be.”

Addressing Troglia’s

parents, Brian and Sarah

Troglia, twin sister, Bella,

and younger sister, Ceci,

Lanza said: “Over the

course of her 16 years, you

helped her become a shining

light to others.”

On the last page of the

hymnal, the four family

members wrote a farewell

message that read in part:

“You came into this world

with your own challenges.

But over time, you taught

us not to be sad for you.

Rather, you taught us to

love unconditionally and to

celebrate the incredible gift

we received with you in

our family. From a beautiful

baby to a teenager, your

light was always so bright.

The trees around Sacred Heart Parish and the villages

of Glencoe and Winnetka were wrapped with purple

ribbons in memory of 16-year-old Sofia “Sofi” Troglia,

a New Trier student, who passed away Dec. 15. Megan

Bernard/22nd Century Media

... You have no idea what a

profound impact you had

on the lives of so many.

“Everyone here with us

celebrating your life will

forever remember your

love and the lessons you

taught us all.”

When the Mass was

ending, Troglia’s schoolmates

at New Trier handed

members of the congregation

purple ribbons. Purple

was chosen because it was

Troglia’s favorite color, it is

the color of Advent and it is

the color of the organ donor

group to which her parents

donated her organs.

“She was so happy and

loving to others,” remembered

New Trier sophomore

Cameron Baba, who

handed out ribbons with

classmate Maggie Seftenberg

in the gathering space.

“She was just a beautiful

person,” Seftenberg said.

After leaving the church,

many members of the congregation

reassembled in

the Parish Center next door

to pay their respects to family


Adorning the walls of the

Parish Center were touching

letters to Troglia written

by her New Trier classmates,

her teachers and her


“Thank you for the memories

you have given me,”

wrote Danah Ouimette, of

New Trier’s kinetic wellness

faculty. “Thank you

for the lessons you taught

me through our time together.

Thank you for challenging

me and teaching

me to grow. Forever etched

in my heart will be your

beautiful smile.”

Lois Troglia, her grandmother,

described her as

“a happy-go-lucky kid,

very, very special, and one

who always had a hug for

everybody. She loved their

(family) cat, Ruffles, and

their black Labrador, Gunner.

She adored any kind

of animal. She loved to go

to the library and look at

pictures. Her speaking was

limited but she did a lot of

sign language.”

Twin sister Bella Troglia

reminisced about “how excited

she would be when

she would see my sister,

Ceci, and me at school” and

how “everyone at school

loved to be her buddy.”

Troglia was enrolled in

Glencoe bands together

in the wake of tragedy

Megan Bernard, Editor

It was a cold, somber

day Dec. 20 as hundreds

of people prepared for

16-year-old Sofia “Sofi”

Troglia’s funeral Mass

at Sacred Heart Parish

in Winnetka. Troglia,

a Glencoe resident and

New Trier special education

student, passed away

Dec. 15 from a medical


But during the days

leading up to her service,

something magical happened.

The community

banded together.

Local residents and

New Trier classmates tied

purple ribbons around

parkway trees all across

Glencoe and Winnetka in

her memory. Purple was

Troglia’s favorite color,

plus the color of Advent

and the organ donor

group to which her parents

donated her organs.

The community effort

was led by Ginnifer

Naydew, of Glencoe, who

gathered nearly 20 moms

and 30-40 teenagers Dec.

18 at Glencoe Union

Church to cut purple ribbons

and make bows. In

that group was Glencoe

mom Max Retsky, who

has been friends with the

Troglia family for more

than 10 years.

“The next day (Dec.

19), we had four different

routes with over 100 kids

helping us tying bows

to trees after school,”

Retsky said. “It was really

heartwarming, especially

to see the young people

out there. You expect

parents to band together

when something like this

happens; you sometimes

forget how great the kids

can be. That was really

the special part.”

The bows were tied

to Village of Glencoe

and Winnetka trees, fluttering

in the wind from

Troglia’s house to Sacred

Heart Parish.

Following Troglia’s

service, her New Trier

classmates handed out

more ribbons so people

could tie them to trees

on their own property.

For those who could not

make the funeral, residents

can pick up extra

bows at The Grand Foods

and Black Sheep General


Retsky asks residents

to save the ribbons and

drop them off at Marcus

Opticians, 344 Park Ave.,

Glencoe. With the donated

ribbons, they will be

making keepsakes for the

Troglia family.

the Special Education and

Life Skills program at New

Trier. She was a member

of the High Five Choir and

participated in cross-country

and the Special Olympics.

At the Dec. 18 New Trier

Board of Education meeting,

there was a moment of

silence in her memory.

In addition to her parents,

her sisters and her maternal

grandmother, Troglia

is survived by her father’s

parents, John and Yvonne

Held, of Winnetka.

Donations can be made

to either New Trier Educational

Foundation in

memory of Sofia Troglia; 7

Happ Road; Northfield, IL

60093 (write Sofia Troglia

on memo line) or to Misericordia;

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Four burglaries were reported

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The vehicle burglaries

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in the 100 and 200 block

Maple Hill Road and 400

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The cars were either busted

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students participated in extracurricular

activities last


Hayes also noted to the

board that male and female

participation was equal,

whereas traditionally there

has been more male involvement.

Hayes also told the board

New Trier is conducting a

widespread study of the effect

of stress on students,

endeavoring to “maximize

the positive and manage the


Kinetic wellness teacher

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presented Sally with a citation

plaque on behalf of

the Illinois Association for

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Dec. 16

• At 2:11 p.m., an unknown

offender attempted to open

a Comcast account with a

resident’s identity, but was

stopped by Equifax.

Dec. 14

• A wallet was reported stolen

at 3:26 p.m. in the 300

block of Park Avenue. The

of [his] outstanding support

and effort.”

Recognition award


Prior to the meeting, Van

Mersbergen was among the

Board of Education Recognition

program honorees.

He was cited for being

elected to the presidency of

the Illinois Association for

Health, Physical Education,

Recreation and Dance.

Heading the list of athletic

honorees was the undefeated

state champion girls

golf team, coached by Scott

Fricke, and the Trevians’

individual state champion,

Penelope Tir.

Fricke called the Trevians,

“the best golf team in

the history of the state of

Illinois,” and backed up his

claim by citing their unparalleled


wallet was later found, but

the money inside was reported


• A locked bike was stolen

at 4:04 p.m. in the 700

block of Old Green Bay


Joining Tir on the team

was her sister, Audrey Tir,

Megan Gabor, Abigail

Kaestle, Elizabeth Kenter,

Rachel Rhee and Olivia


Among the other studentathlete

honorees were the

girls tennis doubles team of

Alexandra Benedetto and

Amia Ross that finished

third in the state; the rowing

team that finished third

in the Charles River youth

regatta in Boston; the field

hockey team that finished

fourth in the state; and the

swimmers and divers who

excelled in IHSA competition.

Three coaches were

honored: David Rafferty-

Flatter, for being selected

boys water polo Coach of

the Year by the National

Federation of State High

School Associations; Josh

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• An unknown offender attempted

to purchase a vehicle

over the phone with a

resident’s fraudulent information

at 3:54 p.m.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Glencoe

Anchor’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found on file at the

Glencoe Police Department

headquarters in Glencoe. Individuals

named in these reports

are considered innocent

of all charges until proven

guilty in a court of law.

Runkle, for being selected

boys swimming and diving

Coach of the Year by the

National Federation; and

Bruce Kimball, for being

selected diving Coach of

the Year and being inducted

into the Illinois Swimming

and Diving Association

Hall of Fame.

New Trier’s 35 National

Merit semi-finalists were

also honored for their monumental


“There were 1.6 million

students from 22,000

high schools in this country

and in the world who took

the exam,” said Jim Conroy,

chairman of post-high

school counseling. “These

35 are among the less than

1 percent who are National

Merit semifinalists.”

In addition to Van Mersbergen,

three other teachers

were recognized: Julia

Kessel, for earning the Outstanding

Chinese Teacher

Award; Andy Milne, for

being named National

Health Education Teacher

of the Year by SHAPE

America; and Johannah

Wininsky, for being selected

SHAPE America’s

Midwest Dance Teacher of

the Year and Midwest and

Illinois Teacher of the Year

by the Illinois Association

for Health, Physical Education,

Recreation and Dance. News

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Longtime coach and alumni parent Dan Monckton visits with his former players

and friends at the inaugural Sacred Heart Mad for Plaid Christmas party Dec. 8 in

Winnetka. Photos Submitted

Sacred Heart’s Mad for Plaid

party reconnects alumni

Submitted by Sacred

Heart School

In an effort to bring back

many alumni families, former

teachers and coaches,

as well as connect them

with current faculty and

families, Sacred Heart

School hosted its first Sacred

Heart Mad for Plaid

Christmas party on Dec. 8.

Sacred Heart is located

at 1077 Tower Road,

Winnetka, and part of the

student population comes

from nearby Village of


The festive and fun evening

was complete with

a coffee and dessert bar,

food provided by Grateful

Bites, dancing to today’s

hits and holiday favorites

spun by a fantastic DJ, a

festive holiday selfie station,

and all kinds of various


“It was touching to see

Class of 1988 alums (left to right) Tom Craddock, Kelly

Belmont, Chris Collins, Morena Garrity and Jamie


so many alumni return and

reconnect with each other

and see the changes in the

school and catch up with

old friends,” said Mindi

Craddock, the school’s

spokesperson. “It really is

true what they say ‘Once a

Viking, always a Viking.’

Sacred Heart School is a

very special place, in large

part because of the community

of people who are

a part of it.”

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$192K paid to lobbying

costs for Amtrak stop

without council approval

Earlier this month, the

Lake Forest City Council

learned $192,911 was

spent toward lobbying efforts

to bring an Amtrak

stop to Lake Forest, without

City Council approval.

The disclosure of the large

amount of money spent

prompted the City Council

to meet in an executive

session following the City

Council meeting Dec. 18.

“Various questions have

arisen regarding lobbyist

expenses incurred to

secure an Amtrak stop in

Lake Forest and secure

funding from various federal

agencies for a pedestrian

underpass at the west

Lake Forest station,” Lake

Forest Mayor Robert Lansing

said. “City Council

members have asked to

enter into an executive session

for fact finding purposes

on personnel matters

related to this lobbyist expenses.

At the conclusion

of business agenda tonight,

the Council will enter into

executive session at which

no formal actions will be

taken tonight.”


Northbrook native to

appear on ‘The Bachelor’

It all started with a quick


“Our friend is a serial

dater and she needs help.”

In return, Jennifer Delaney

received a voicemail

from the producers

of ABC’s hit reality show

“The Bachelor” in March.

“I honestly called them

back out of curiosity,”

said the Northbrook native

whose friends nominated

her for the show behind

her back. “I kind of wanted

to see how this all worked

and they ended up flying

me out to California three

times after a 20-minute

phone call.”

The 2010 Glenbrook

North High School graduate

was eventually chosen

as a contestant for the

show and will compete for

the love of bachelor Arie

Luyendyk Jr. in season 22.

The show premieres at 7

p.m. Jan. 1 on Channel 7.

Delaney, 25, attended

Texas Christian University

as a graphic design major

for two years. Afterward,

she graduated with a bachelors

degree in fine arts

from Columbia College.


Winnetka Youth

Organization participates

in collection for the


Despite their own hectic

holiday schedules, a group

of compassionate local

teens took time to participate

in the Winnetka Youth

Organization’s gathering

of goods for The Night

Ministry on Dec. 16, making

sure the less fortunate

don’t go without this holiday


The group met at the

Winnetka Community

House after weeks of

gathering items such as

bandages, toothbrushes,

candy, hand lotion, hand

warmers, tissues and deodorant,

packing the items

into thoughtfully decorated


Christina Gikas, executive

director of the Winnetka

Youth Organization,

explained the day of goodwill

has been an annual

tradition for the past 10

years, benefitting participants

and recipients alike.

“The Night Ministry is

an organization that helps

those struggling with

homelessness,” Gikas said.


Packed house debates D39

tax levy

While Congress is considering

tax reform legislation,

Wilmette School D39

Board has been having a

tax discussion of its own.

Nearly 30 people from

the community spoke during

the board’s tax levy

public hearing in front of

a packed house Dec. 18 at

the Mikaelian Education

Center. Seventeen spoke

in favor of the levy, while

12 people spoke against it.

In the end, the board

voted to approve the

$53.9 million levy by a

6-1 vote. The 2017 levy

is a 4.36 percent increase

over last year’s extension.

The $53.9 million levy includes

$40.7 in the educational

fund, $9 million in

the operations and maintenance

fund, $635,800

in the transportation fund,

$85,000 in the working

cash fund, $342,120 in the

Illinois Municipal Retirement

Fund, $1.2 million in

the Social Security fund,

$281,047 in the tort immunity

fund, $309,147 in the

special education fund and

$1.3 million in the bond

and interest fund.


Ice center renovation to

appear on March ballot

A $17 million bond referendum

to finance renovation

of the 44-year-old

Glenview Ice Center and

make improvements at

The Grove will appear on

the March election ballot.

By a 5-2 vote, the Glenview

Park District Board

accepted the recommendation

of the 28-member

Citizen Task Force at its

Thursday, Dec. 21 meeting

The estimated annual

tax impact of the bond

measure would be $35.69

for a $500,000 home, or

approximately $2.97 per


Board President Bob

Patton and Commissioner

Dan Peterson voted against

the proposal after Patton’s

recommendations attaching

strings to the operation

of a renovated ice center

were voted down 5-2.

Commissioner Dave

Dillon noted that no strings

were attached to the renovation

of the golf course

and other facilities.

“I appreciate the concerns,

but remember this

is for kids,” Dillon said. “I

want the referendum.”


New D112 superintendent

wants to hit ‘reset’ on

District, resident relations

Amid school closings

and border disputes,

North Shore District 112

can cross finding a new

superintendent off its todo


At its Dec. 12 meeting,

the School Board unanimously

approved the appointment

of Michael

Lubelfeld. He starts with

the District July 1, 2018.

Among his list of things

to address, Lubelfeld said

that reestablishing trust

between the residents

and District will be paramount.

The District recently

decided to close Elm

Place School and Lincoln

Elementary School, consolidate

the dual-language

program and shifted its

borders to accommodate

the students whose

schools had closed.

Prior to his appointment,

the District operated without

a superintendent.

“I have been concerned

about the impact of (not)

having a superintendent

and board transition without

a superintendent for

the past year,” he said.

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Feedback sought for walking, biking improvements in Glencoe

Submitted by Village of


As announced in October,

the Village of Glencoe,

Sustainability Task Force,

District 35 and the Glencoe

Park District are working in

partnership with the Active

Transportation Alliance to

develop the Village’s first

community-wide Active

Transportation Plan.

Once complete, the plan

will propose a network of

safe and accessible streets

that connect cyclists and

pedestrians to popular

community destinations in

a way that accommodates

the needs of all ages and

ability levels.

As part of the 18-month

planning process, the Active

Transportation Steering

Committee has launched an

online survey and mapping

exercise and are encouraging

residents to respond to

both by March 31, 2018.

The survey and mapping

exercise are aimed at gaining

resident input on barriers

to bicycling and walking,

and identifying key

destinations that people

want to reach on bicycle or

foot in Glencoe.

As a component of the

resident outreach, District

35 will also be releasing

an online survey for parents

to complete, to solicit

feedback and identify barriers

about children walking

and biking to school.

The Active Transportation

Steering Committee

is hosting a community

meeting in early 2018 to

collect additional feedback

and a follow-up meeting

will occur in May to present

recommendations and

garner further input on

community priorities.

Learn more about the

planning process, take the

survey and participate in

the mapping exercise on the

Village’s website at www.

For more information,

contact Management Analyst

Adam Hall at ahall@ or

call (847) 461-1115. News

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City Girl Confessions

Getting a glimpse of what we usually don’t see

Kelly Anderson

Contributing Columnist

Glencoe resident

Just this week I

had a chance to do

something unusual:

volunteer in my son’s

classroom. Given my

schedule, deadlines,

and 2-year-old daughter

constantly attached to

me, this is not something

I can normally swing.

However, with a grandparent

babysitting and

a one-hour time frame

working in my favor, I

was able to pull it off.

Here’s the thing: there

is something sneakily

cool about peeking in

on a part of life that we

normally don’t see. Sure,

I sit down and pore over

homework or notes from

the teacher but I never

get to “see” what my son

does during the day at

school. I basically rely on

our school app, teacher

feedback and whatever

my son will volunteer

over dinner conversation.

The same can be said

for our spouses and

friends. We may see them

often or every day but we

don’t always get to fully

follow their day. This is

perfectly normal and

typical but it also makes

things all the more fascinating

when we occasionally

get to see them shine

in their element, be it with

career, family or hobby.

But back to the school

volunteering. I learned

that classroom parties

are intricate and festive

(craft tables, games,

goody bags, oh my!).

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I learned that teachers

have a special gift

for kid communication:

speak calm and clear

and you often get the

best response in return. I

learned that 6-year-olds

have excellent senses of

humor and are quick with

compliments (“Your hair

is long and nice,” a child

whispered to me).

But most endearingly, I

was able to watch my son

interact in his classroom

and exist in the world. I

was able to see a part of

his day that is normally

unknown. I noticed that

he was polite, eager to

help others, excited to

get his construction paper

snowman just right, and

he wasn’t easily distracted.

When kids gathered

on a rug to read a story,

he asked his teacher if it

was OK to sit on my lap.

He may be nearly 6 years

old and 45 pounds, but

for a brief moment it was

kind of nice remembering

he is still my little boy.

To piggyback on the

endearing thoughts, may I

just say that your children

are also great?

Yes, Glencoe residents,

I’m talking about you. My

son often shares stories

and names of treasured

friends and classmates and

it was very fun matching

faces to those names.

Your children are creative,

funny, interesting,

silly, happy and inquisitive:

exactly the kind of

classmates you hope your

children have.

I’ll confess, school has

always been a place that

made me happy and it’s

pretty special to see other

kids recognize happiness

in their education.

While I normally never

get a glimpse of my son’s

school life, for a brief moment

I was glad not to be

a fly on the wall, but to be

a presence in the room.

Kelly Q. Anderson is a

writer, photographer and

former Chicagoan. She pens

blogs and books from her

home in Glencoe, which she

shares with her husband,

son, daughter and Boston


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from as of Dec. 26

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tragedy with ribbons, donations

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community:’ Park district shares sneak

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Ringing in the new

year ... already?

Megan Bernard

Wow, has time

flown by this

year or what?

It seems as though I had

just become the editor of

The Glencoe Anchor a

couple weeks ago in July,

but we’re already welcoming

a new year.

I had almost forgotten

how fast time really does

pass by us, especially in the

fast-paced news industry,

always working a week

ahead of schedule.

Technically, I’m already

working in the new year

because I’m putting

together the Jan. 5 issue of

The Anchor as you read this

editorial. How strange is

that for me?

I wouldn’t have it any

other way, though.

Reflecting back on this

year, I have realized it

brought so much happiness

and joy for me and

my family. I’ll go as far as

saying it was the best year

of my life so far — getting

married, buying a house

and all those little fun life

moments in between were

nestled into my 2017.

Looking ahead, I’m excited

to build those life moments

even more in the next year

coming this weekend.

So, what’s was your

favorite part of this year?

Next week, our annual

Year in Review will hit

your mailbox. I hope we

have something in there to

answer that important question

for you, and for you to

remember and enjoy.

In next week’s Year in

Review issue, you will hear

from different community

organizations, like the Village

of Glencoe, the Park

District, library, Friends of

Green Bay Trail and plenty

more. Each organization

will talk about what this

year brought them, what

they accomplished and

what to look forward to

next year from them.

Also in this upcoming

Glencoe Anchor, you’ll

read about the top 2017

web stories and breaking

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variety of our 2017 dining

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If you missed out on any

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As excited as I am to

publish this fun issue for

you and welcome 2018,

I’m feeling nostalgic with

2017 in our rearview mirror.

I hope you can reflect

on the year with my upcoming

package of stories

next week and transition

well into the new year.

Happy new year, Glencoe!

go figure

An intriguing number from this week’s edition


The years Illinois

Basketball Coaches

Association Hall of Fame

inductee Neil Milbert has

been covering basketball.

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Keeping the pages turning

Glencoe Library kicks off Winter Reading Program,

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Out in style

Residents attend fundraisers for Misericordia,

Mend Hunger and more, Pages 20-22

New Trier’s Winter Music Festival showcases student talent for 100 years, Page 17

Lucas Kane (facing the camera) joins the Swing Choir in “The Polar Express” on Dec. 17 at New Trier’s 100th annual Winter Music Festival in Gates Gymnasium.

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16 | December 28, 2017 | The glencoe anchor Puzzles

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

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1. Poem section

7. Animation

10. Alpine runner

13. Scar tisue

14. Winkle or meter


15. Convent dweller

16. Pact

17. Makes angry

18. Have a balance

19. Mandela org.

20. Postal postings

21. Card game

22. Web address, familiarly

24. Spoke up

26. Skip over

27. Sonny boy

28. Person of wealth

29. Successor to Ramses


30. Degree requirement,


32. Oldest outdoor music

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35. Ballerina’s attire

37. Healing houseplant

38. Designer of the Wilmette

Golf Course

41. Albania’s capital

45. Marineland performer

46. Source of lacquer,

varnish, or tannin

49. It might react negatively

50. ___ limits (election


51. Lawn enrichment

52. Its building blocks are


53. Sensitive subject, to


54. Bright-colored

55. Angry

57. Marbles shooter

58. “That was ___ of


59. Of the base of the vertebral


62. Binary digit

63. Plain and simple

64. Ground corn mixture

65. Symbol of punishment

66. Be inquisitive

67. City of Syria


1. Predecessor of

rock steady

2. Sleuth, slangily

3. Mayor with judicial


4. High time for

Gary Cooper

5. Atomic number


6. Contribute, as to

the conversation

7. Spinal column


8. Galled

9. Regret the loss of

10. Winter creations

11. Dinar spender

12. Subject of the

first law of motion

14. It requires many


20. Barbecue treat

22. The previous


23. Inspiring word

25. Shells and


26. Wickerwork rod

31. Get boiling mad

33. Basilica feature

34. Phone convenience

36. Distasteful

38. Spinner

39. Seasoning herb

40. Fastened with


42. Delivery by


43. Lead-in to sense

or fiction

44. Collection, of


47. Combine

48. Campaign


51. Ryun or Coe

54. Act seductively

56. Teen affliction

59. Where robes

might be worn

60. It may be Swiss

or Italian, e.g.

61. Constellation

with the star



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the glencoe anchor | December 28, 2017 | 17

New Trier produces 100th annual Winter Music Festival

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

For the past 100 years,

New Trier High School’s

Music Department has

brought a magical holiday

experience to the North

Shore with their annual

Winter Music Festival, a

performance as rich in history

and tradition as it is in


The first Winter Musical

Festival, held in 1916, was

introduced by Homer Cotton,

an English professor

with a passion for music.

Upon his unexpected and

untimely death in 1918,

his wife, Marian Cotton,

an experienced music director

herself, oversaw

the festival, expanding the

music program along the


By the 1920s, the festival

evolved into a fullfledged

community event,

cherished by many.

Current Music Department

Chair, David Ladd,

said the production runs

like a well-oiled machine

and showcases the talent

within the department.

“We have this down

pat,” Ladd said. “In one

hour and 45 minutes, we

manage to get over 600

performers on and off the

stage, keeping the audience

engaged the entire

time. The performance

is reflective of the quality

music program alive at

New Trier; we see the festival

as our gift to the community.”

Senior Teddy Fischer, of

Winnetka, has been part of

the festival since his freshman

year, reinforcing his

appreciation for the music

program in general.

“This performance reminds

all of us how fortunate

we are to have such

a quality music program

Darrelyn Marx, former choral and theater teacher at

New Trier, narrates “The Polar Express.”

right here at our high

school,” he said. “Not everyone

has these opportunities

in life, and I for one

feel very lucky to have

been part of the festival

and all music experiences

during my time at New


In honor of the 100th

celebration, performers

recognized influential people,

including former Music

Department chairs Dr.

Theodore Klinka (1962-

1994) and Phillip Smith


In addition, the Festival

Chorus, Symphony

Orchestra, Swing Choir

and Jazz Ensemble performed

a 20-minute Polar

Express performance narrated

by Darrelyn Marx,

former acting and vocal

music teacher at New Trier

from 1985-2002 and 2004-


“This rendition was first

performed with the Boston

Pops [orchestra] and it is

truly impressive,” Ladd

said. “[Darrelyn] does a

wonderful job narrating,

and hearing the united

voices of all the departments

makes for a truly

spectacular experience.”

Of course, there are a

few crowd pleasers that

the audience and performers

never tire of. Jessica

Smith, a Wilmette junior

and member of Choir

Opera and Varsity Voices,

noted songs such as

“Sleigh Ride,” “Hallelujah”

and “Fruitcake” are

ones everyone looks forward

to each year.

And, while the audience

receives the joy of a fantastic

holiday show performed

by talented local

teens, the performers learn

life lessons, too.

Junior Josh Hoffman,

of Wilmette, participated

as a member of the Choir

Opera and Varsity Voices,

learning the importance of


“This performance really

emphasizes the value

of being a team player,”

Hoffman said. “To make a

powerful impact, we must

listen to one another and

be flexible in our way our


Peter Rosheger conducts New Trier’s Festival Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Swing

Choir and Jazz Ensemble in “The Polar Express” Dec. 17 at the school’s 100th

annual Winter Music Festival in Gates Gymnasium. PHOTOS BY LOIS BERNSTEIN/22ND


Briana Hinrichs, from Varsity Wind Ensemble, plays her flute.

Senior Elena Cata,

member of Choir Opera,

described the festival as an

experience she will never


“The holiday festival

reminds us all how music

can bring people together,”

she said. “It is a truly magical

experience that has

enriched my time at New


Concertgoer Julie Farina,

of Wilmette, said that

words can hardly express

her delight over the performance.

“The Winter Festival

never ceases to impress

me,” she said. “It is truly

such a special production.

There is no reason to go

downtown when you can

see a show this good right

here in our own hometown,

created by kids who

put their heart and soul

into providing a memorable

community experience.”

18 | December 28, 2017 | The glencoe anchor Faith

Faith Briefs

North Shore Congregation Israel (1185

Sheridan Road, Glencoe)

JBaby Wiggleworms

Spend your Saturday

mornings with Old Town

School of Folk Music’s

JBaby Wiggleworms from

9:30-10:15 a.m. Jan. 13-

Feb. 10 at the congregation.

Best for children age

2 and under with an adult.

Music, movement and a

great way to meet other

families. Register at JUF.

org/jbabyWiggleworms or

call Susan at (847) 835-

0724 or

Am Shalom (840 Vernon Ave.)

“Almost Daily” Minyan

The “Almost Daily”

Minyan takes place at

5:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec.

28, and runs for approximately

15 minutes. This

quiet and intimate service,

held in the serene worship

space of the Rosenfield


St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church (556

Vernon Ave.)

Coffee Hours

Join the church for

Coffee and Treats in the

Guild Room following

the Christmas Eve 4 p.m.

service, hosted by Robin

Lake and Rich Lesperance.

Bring the kids on over

to the Rectory and the

Cody family will host

Coffee Hour (no forum

or Sunday School) on

the 7th day of Christmas,

Dec. 31.

Christmas Eve Services

Celebrate Christmas at

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24,

for a festival Christmas

Eve Service with pageant,

choir and sermon. Childcare

is available. The children

of the congregation

will tell the story from the

Gospel of Luke of Jesus

being born in Bethlehem.

Cookies and other treats

will be served at a short

reception after the service.

Glencoe Union Church (263 Park Ave.)

Christmas Eve Sunday


The Christmas Eve

Morning service begins at

10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24,

with familiar songs of the

season led by the congregational

choir, under the

direction of A.J. Keller

and accompanied by organist

Dr. Hyea Young


Christmas Eve Sunday

Evening Services

The church’s early service

is a beautiful, traditional

service of music,

candles and the story of

the birth of Jesus at 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 24. (Childcare

for infant-first grade

is available).

The 10 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 24, service of candlelight

and choral music

will culminate in the service

of Communion. All

are welcome to join the

church at the table, commemorating

the birth,

death and resurrection of


Submit information for

The Anchor’s Faith page

to Michael Wojtychiw at


In Memoriam

Steven Aaron Jablo

New Trier graduate Steven

Aaron Jablo was born

on May 6, 1945 and died

on Dec. 11. Jablo was a

resident of Sarasota, Fla.

at the time of passing.

Jablo graduated from New

Trier High School and

was a proud ‘67 Graduate

of the University of

Wisconsin, a member of

Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity

with many deeply enduring

friendships (with

cousins & close friends in

Chicago & other places he

lived) some more than 50


Kent Chetlain

Kent Gladstone Chetlain

“the second,” formerly

of Glencoe, died

Dec. 4. He was a former

Manatee County Commissioner,

Florida newsman,

writer and for 55

years, husband of Mary

“Joanne” Chetlain, who

passed away in 2007.

Born in Oak Park, Ill. on

Sept. 20, 1927 to Kent G.

Chetlain Sr. and Margaret

Virginia Castle. Chetlain

grew up living in North

Shore area of Lake Michigan,

just north of Chicago,

until 1943 when the

family purchased a farm

and moved to Woodstock.

In 1945, they moved back

to Glencoe on the North

Shore and Chetlain graduated

from New Trier High

School in 1946. He graduated

from Gila Junior College

in eastern Arizona in

1948 and the University of

Miami in 1951 majoring

in history and journalism.

He started his journalism

career at the Miami Herald

in 1951 where he met

Joanne Lacey who was

working in the ad department.

They were married

the same year. Chetlain

worked for a radio station

in Arizona and for newspapers

in Sanford and

Orlando and a brief stint

at Tropicana that brought

the young couple to Bradenton

in 1957. He started

at the Bradenton Herald in

1957, became sports editor

in 1962 and remained

in that position until 1969,

when he accepted a job

with the Tampa Tribune.

In 1971, he became the

news editor for the Florida

Trend Magazine, also

in Tampa, and in 1973,

the family moved back

to Bradenton, Fla. where

he again worked for the

Bradenton Herald, as well

as, the Islander/Banner of

Anna Maria and Records

Manager for the Clerk

of the Circuit Court. In

1982, he was elected to

the Board of Manatee

County Commissioners

and served three consecutive

terms for a total of

12 years. Chetlain is survived

by two daughters,

Dr. Mary Lou Zoback and

Anna Chetlain; two sons,

Kent Chetlain III and Paul

Chetlain; five grandchildren,

Eli Zoback, Megan

Zoback, Joshua Knapek,

Palmetto, Erika Chetlain,

Anna Maria and Abigail

Chetlain. The funeral service

was held Dec. 16 at

the Manatee Village Historical

Park, 1404 Manatee

Avenue East, Bradenton,

FL 34208. In lieu of

flowers, memorial donations

may be made to Employees

of Inspired Living

at Lakewood Ranch or the

Alzheimer’s Association,

Manatee/Sarasota Chapter.

Donna Goldberg

Donna Goldberg, of

Glencoe, died on Dec.

6, one day after her 90th

birthday. She was born

in Chicago in 1927, and

lived there and in Glencoe,

all of her life. She

was the daughter of Albert

J. Goldberg and

Ruth R. Goldberg. Her

sister Judith Rosenzweig

died in 2016. She is survived

by her brother,

Victor J. Goldberg, and

her beloved nephews and

nieces, Lawrence Rosenzweig,

Bruce Rosenzweig,

David Rosenzweig,

Sharon Rosenzweig, Michael

Rosenzweig, Susan

Gevertz and Alan Goldberg,

and 15 grandnieces

and grandnephews, who

played a very important

part in her life. Funeral

services were held at

Chicago Jewish Funerals,

8851 Skokie Blvd.,

Skokie, IL, followed

by a burial at Memorial

Park Cemetery. Private

shiva. Contributions in

her memory may be made

to Berman and Hannah

Friend Center for Early

Alzheimer’s Care, 1601

Lake Cook Road, Deerfield,

IL, 60015. Arrangements

by Chicago Jewish

Funerals, Skokie Chapel,

(847) 229-8822,

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Glencoe Library kicks off winter reading program

Jennifer Bennett

Freelance Reporter

Munching on donuts,

sipping hot cocoa and listening

to a variety of fun

penguin-themed stories

was the way many local

families spent their Saturday

morning, Dec. 16.

The inviting atmosphere

put together by the Glencoe

Public Library children’s

staff at their Cocoa

and Donuts event saw a

gathering of children of all

ages and their families.

An annual event that

attracts regulars, as well

as newbies, this gathering

finds youth coming together

to kick-off the winter

reading club.

After a few minutes of

mingling with donuts and

drinks in hand, guests

were treated to several fun

books that were brought

to life by librarian, Linda


Patchett, who has been

with the Glencoe Public

Library for two years,

oversaw the Cocoa and

Donuts gathering.

“The wonderful part

about the winter reading

program is that we are

giving families the opportunity

to do what they

love doing and have the

excitement of sharing

new stories. This encourages

them to read anything

they want to read,”

Patchett said. “I love the

family intergenerational

spirit because they are doing

something together.

We love to rally around

a theme and this year it is


After the stories, families

headed upstairs to the

children’s department.

“The wonderful part about the winter reading

program is that we are giving families the opportunity

to do what they love doing and have the

excitement of sharing new stories. This encourages

them to read anything they want to read.”

Linda Patchett — Glencoe librarian on the winter reading program

Upon arrival, club members

were greeted with a

smile by longtime librarian

Anne Healy.

Healy helped everyone

register for the reading

club, as well as explained

the way the club works.

Now, with registration

comes a sheet that club

members can keep track of

their reading days, as well

as activities they have chosen

to complete.

Every four days, reading

members come into the library

to redeem a prize (a

fun collection of four different

brag tags) and to enter

themselves into a drawing

to win a huge stuffed

animal penguin.

Healy, who has been a

Glencoe librarian for 15

years, had nothing but

praise for the reading club.

“The children come

into the library and pick

out wonderful books,”

Healy said. “[They] have

the experience of being

here and being independent

and choosing the literature

that they are interested

in. And then to have

a goal is very nice and to

participate in a group activity

is also wonderful.

In addition to their school

experiences it emphasizes

the joy of reading.”

The reading clubs held

through the library have

always been a fun way to

bring kids and families

together and to encourage

the importance of reading.

And parents are just

as thrilled to see their children

participating in something

so worthwhile and


Northfield parent Stephen

Collins is thrilled to

have his three kids be a

part of the reading club.

“We think it is good

bonding time,” Collins

said. “Just before bed

there are no distractions

and the kids can step into

a story with you. We love

the Glencoe library. They

do many great programs

here and do a really good


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Glencoe author visits library to chat about new book

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

“Is history

repeating itself?”

That is

one of the


Ellis Goodman,




and author, posed to the

audience Dec. 19 at the

Glencoe Library. The

visiting author session

offered a talk about his

latest book, “The Keller


The book is an espionage

tale set in Eastern Europe

at the height of the Cold

War in the 1980s. While it

is historical fiction, Goodman

uses actual events that

occurred during that time

in his novel and characters

he once knew.

“This book, which I

started about four years

ago, covers a period in

history during the 1980s

Cold War,” Goodman

said. “I want to talk about

that Cold War and what is

happening today.”

His book’s plot deals

with Austria and Poland,

which were then behind

the Iron Curtain.

“In Austria in May

1983, the Freedom Party

of Austria, which was a

far Right party set up by

neo-Nazis suddenly became

popular because of

a charismatic young leader,”

Goodman said. “As a

result, they won and had

an anti-immigration, anti-

European Union policy

and gained a lot of seats.

For the first time they had

an opportunity to take a

part in the government.

They helped swing votes.

This period in 1983 was

the beginning of their success

and then faded from

view. More recently, they

have come back again as

a coalition but they say

nothing is going to disturb

the situation.”

Goodman concluded

history seems to repeat


“At least I think it

does,” Goodman said.

Goodman added this

situation is also being

seen in Poland, where

the authoritarian government

is getting rid of the

supreme court, changing

laws, doing things that

will not allow people to

vote, taking control of the

media — what he calls a

frightening situation.

“Then you have Russia

again, which invaded

the Ukraine,” Goodman

said. “Instead of a hot

war, we have a Cold War,

which is a cyber war. So

the question again is history

repeating itself? If so,

are we going to learn any

lessons or are we going to

do exactly as we have previously?”

Audience members

questioned what happened

to make this occur.

“The Keller Papers” is a

sequel to Goodman’s first

book, “Bear Any Burden.”

It covers the time period

from the 1990s to the then

present time.

A discussion later followed,

which led to a

change in subject — one

on a lighter note.

Goodman surprised the

audience by saying that he

does not write a word of

his books.

“I used Dragon Speak,”

he said. “It is wonderful. I

talk and let the computer

type it out with about 85

percent accuracy. I put

down what is missing and

then edit it. I used a Dictaphone

for my first book,

“Corona, The Inside Story

of America’s #1 Beer,”

and my poor secretary had

to type it all.”

Goodman is a man of

many talents and said he

has had about four or five

careers. His first foray

into the business world

was that of a public accountant,

which led him

to do work for many pop

stars — Rolling Stones,

Animals, Hermans Hermits,

Mick Jaegger and

even some work for The


He also was an investor/manager

in the music

industry’s GTO’s records

and film distribution —

The Greek Tycoon and

Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Goodman was a producer

on two award-winning

documentary feature

films, “Louder than

a Bomb” and “Mulberry

Child,” and the Broadway

productions of “End of the

Rainbow” and “An American

in Paris.”

Goodman likewise

worked in commercial

real estate and the beverage

alcohol industry.

Goodman and his wife,

Gillian, are longtime

Glencoe residents who

recently celebrated their

52nd wedding anniversary.

Gillian Goodman often

can be seen delivering

new resident bags to those

moving into the community.

She also is the executive

director of Kings Hill

Farms, which provides organically

grown produce.

Misericordia’s Heart of Mercy raises $1M at awards

Lee A. Litas

Freelance Reporter

John (left) and Pat O’Brien of Glencoe. Photos by Lee A.

Litas/22nd Century Media

Members of Misericordia

and Heart of Mercy’s

Women’s Board, plus

nearly 900 guests, gathered

Nov. 17 inside the

grand ballroom of the Hilton

Chicago to honor this

year’s outstanding contributors,

volunteers and

donors. The event raised

more than $1 million.

More than 600 children

and adults with mild-toprofound


disabilities, and 140 outreach

families, receive

care from Misericordia.

The Women’s Board mission

is to promote and

support this work through

volunteering and fundraising


Besides spanning religious,

racial and socioeconomic

backgrounds, 20

percent of Misericordia’s

residents come from either

impoverished families,

have no families or are

wards of the State.

Awards included the

Heart of Mercy Award to

David and Sue Moore, of

Glenview; Pillars of the

Community Award to James

“Jim” Connolly, of Palos

Park, and Charles “Chuck”

LoVerde III, of Beverly; and

Service Medallion to Paula

Conrad, of Chicago.

ABOVE: Board

members (left to

right) Tom Desmond,

John and Janet

Keller, and Michelle

and Paul Laughlin,

of Glencoe.

RIGHT: Connie (left)

and Bob Soudan, of

Glencoe. glencoe

the glencoe anchor | December 28, 2017 | 21


As the holidays approach, I have been

reflecting on this past year when we

have witnessed some of the greatest

humanitarian crises of our time. Between

devastating hurricanes to the south and

wildfires on the west coast, so many lives

have been affected. And many have lost

everything – yet need to find the strength

and courage to carry on.

I have been blessed with a wonderful

family, loyal staff and clientele. I would like

to invite you all to participate with me in

donating to the charity of your choice to help

those around the world.

We at Pascal pour Elle are giving a percentage

of our proceeds to help those in need. Please

visit our website at

and choose a charity you wish to help support.

From our Pascal pour Elle family to yours,

have a wonderful, happy and healthy holiday

season, and a new year in which we all do

our part to make the world a better place.

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22 | December 28, 2017 | The glencoe anchor life & arts

Ladies Night Out raises

money for cancer research

Mend Hunger hosts candlelight

cabaret fundraiser in Glencoe

Submitted by mend hunger


Freelance Reporter

The University of Chicago

Cancer Research

Foundation’s auxiliary

board made mincemeat of

holiday rushing around for

50 guests at their annual

Ladies Night Out Charity

Sip & Shop in Northfield

on Nov. 30.

Guests enjoyed a leisurely

pace to their shopping

while raising critical

funds for the foundation’s

innovative research programs.

Ten percent of Sip &

Shop proceeds went toward

investing in innovation

by giving unrestricted

grants to establish research

Board members (left to right) are Glencoe’s Carolyn

Rutstein, event co-chairperson, Lisa Hoffman, Midge

Wegener and Annette Hickman. Photo by Lee A.

Litas/22nd Century Media

programs focused on prevention,

early detection

and treatment of cancer.

Founded in 1951 by a

North Shore resident, the

organization has raised

nearly $3 million dollars.

Visit cancer.uchicago.


Glencoe Rotary International

supported Mend

Hunger Nov. 11 at the

Takiff Center in Glencoe.

Guests enjoyed a live

candlelight cabaret featuring

North Shore vocalists,

Tanya Dutko and Nancy

Wiebe-Mazurowski, celebrating

the greatest singers

and songwriters of

our time, while enjoying

a charcuterie style meal

featuring gourmet cheeses,

artisanal breads, fresh

fruit, and sliced meats.

Guests also participated

in the silent auction and

won raffle prizes while

enjoying seasonal craft


Mend Hunger is a

501(c)3 nonprofit that provides

no-cost gluten and

allergy free foods to local

pantries. Mend Hunger

serves the residents of 29

communities including


Tanya Dutko, a Glencoe real estate broker, performs at

Mend Hunger’s Candlelight Cabaret Nov. 11 at the Takiff

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The Loyola Academy

senior is a member of the

boys basketball team.

What’s one item on

your bucket list?

To go snorkeling because

it would be pretty

cool to see life under the


If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would it

be and why?

Definitely Armenia. I’m

Armenian and I fell in love

with the country when I

went this summer. I would

love to go back.

What’s one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I used to play piano

when I was kid and I was

really good at it.

If you had $3 at

Walgreens, what

would you buy?

Snickers bar, Gatorade

(red) and Chex Mix or


What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

ever received?

Probably to stay focused

every single practice and

every single rep each time.

If you could play

another sport, what

would it be and why?

I like volleyball because

I’m pretty tall, I can jump

and I’m athletic.

What’s your favorite

local restaurant?

Sushi Para in Palatine. I

like all sorts of sushi rolls.

If you could have

dinner with two

people, who would

they be and why?

Michael Jordan and

Drake because I would

like to learn how they do

what they do and get advice

on it.

What’s the best part

about being a Loyola


Spending time with my

teammates outside of basketball.

We do a lot of service

work and it’s the best


What’s been your

favorite moment at


Last year, winning the

regional championship.

Interview by Megan Bernard,

Editor sports

the glencoe anchor | December 28, 2017 | 27

NT grad competes on

Team USA, returns home

to focus on business

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Representing one’s

country is one of the — if

not the — greatest honors

an individual can ever

achieve. Last month, Andrew

Board, a New Trier

graduate, made the U.S.

Kettlebell National Team

and was set to compete at

the World Championships

Nov. 15-19 in Seoul, South


“It was an honor just to

be among the bracket of 14

of the world’s best lifters

in my weight category,”

Bora said. “It was really

electric, an atmosphere

like I’ve never been in.

There was a total of over

400 lifters from 25-26 different


While the competition

ran for four days, Bora’s

competition was only one

day, Nov. 17. At the World

Championships, Bora

completed 66 reps, which

was good for seventh place

of the 14 competitors in

his weight group.

“The thing I took away

the most was the 15-hour

time change was much

more difficult than I anticipated,”

he said. “I think

moving forward, if I compete

internationally, I’ll

take measures to make

sure I acclimate to the time

change properly.”

While this is only the

first international competition

Bora has competed

in, he doesn’t see himself

stopping anytime soon.

“I’d say absolutely, I

want to go back next year,”

Bora said. “I’m really fortunate

to have qualified to

compete on Team USA,

having less than a yearand-a-half

of experience.

Most of the people I met

had been competing for

three, four (or) five years.

“I’m pretty young in

the sport so think the best

years are yet to come. So

even though I didn’t win a

medal this year, I’m confident

I’ll be able to moving


As Bora continues to

train and prepare for other

events, like a big meet

Feb. 22 in Costa Mesa,

Calif., he transitions back

into his everyday life as

a small business owner.

Bora owns his own fitness

studio, Bora Fitness, at 33

Park Ave. in Glencoe.

Despite only opening up

the studio in 2015, Bora

has always had aspirations

of being a business man,

going back to even his


“When I was 11, I started

mowing lawns, asking

people if they’d be

interested in my service,”

Bora said. “I wasn’t making

a killing, but may

have mowed five, six,

seven lawns and made

$100-something a week

so at that point, I knew I

wanted to have my own

business or work for myself.

“When I was a senior in

high school, I interned as a

trainer in a gym and loved

everything about it so I

jumped in with both feet. I

got certified when I was 18

and now I’m here, going

to be 30 in a few months,

and have been doing this

for nearly 12 years. I

started off my career personal

training and worked

downtown in a gym for a

period of time. It wasn’t

long until I embarked on

my own.”

While Bora’s business

includes learning about

how to use kettlebells and

kettlebell exercises, it isn’t

all about that. Core training,

kickboxing and tai chi

influenced exercises are

also big at Bora Fitness.

“I think that most people

who work in an office setting,

who are sitting a lot

... what happens is your

body gets tightness in hip

flexors and that can pull

your whole lower back out

of alignment. I think the

strengthening of the core is

a great way to adjust that,”

Bora said.

“The main thing that

is the difference between

me and other trainers is I

hold a license in massage

therapy so at the conclusion

of every session (each

session is an hour), I might

spend 15 minutes of that

hour doing some targeted

massage work so we can

address that.”

Moving forward, Bora

still has many goals to

achieve in competition and

at his business.

“My goal opening a

gym was to help the widest

scope of people possible.

My passion is helping

people become healthy

and fit,” he said. “I try to

educate people. I wanna

help people do the activities

they love to do.”

For more information on

Bora Fitness, visit www. or call

(312) 685-5565 to set up a

training session.

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This Week In...

Trevian varsity athletics

Boys basketball

■Dec. ■ 28 - vs. TBA (at Proviso

West), 12:30 p.m./5:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 29 - vs. TBA (at Proviso

West), TBA

■Dec. ■ 30 - vs. TBA (at Proviso

West), TBA

Girls basketball

■Dec. ■ 28 - vs. TBA (at Dundee-

Crown), TBA

■Dec. ■ 29 - vs. TBA (at Dundee-

Crown), TBA

Girls bowling

■Dec. ■ 28 - at Grayslake North

Invite (at Lakes Bowl), 9 a.m.


■Dec. ■ 29 - at DeKalb Invite, 9


■Dec. ■ 30 - at DeKalb Invite, 9


Rambler varsity athletics

Boys basketball

■Dec. ■ 28 - vs. Lely (Fla.) (at

Naples Invite), 9 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 29 - vs. TBA (at Naples

Invite), TBA

■Dec. ■ 30 - vs. TBA (at Naples

Invite), TBA

Girls basketball

■Dec. ■ 28 - vs. Braden River

(Fla.) (at Naples Holiday

Shootout), 9 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 29 - vs. TBA (at Naples

Holiday Shootout), 10:30

a.m./4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 30 - vs. TBA (at Naples

Holiday Shootout), TBA


■Dec. ■ 28 - at Lake Forest (with

Glenbrook North, Kelly), 10 a.m.

Panther varsity athletics

Girls basketball

■Dec. ■ 28 - vs. Ridgewood (at

Guerin Prep Invite), 1:45 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 29 - vs. TBA (at Guerin

Prep Invite), TBA

■Jan. ■ 4 - at De La Salle, 7 p.m.

Raider varsity athletics

Boys basketball

■Dec. ■ 28 - at Christian Liberty

Academy Tournament, TBA

■Dec. ■ 29 - at Christian Liberty

Academy Tournament, TBA

Girls Gymnastics

Trevians edge Titans in thrilling CSL battle

Barkal, Zun tie in allaround

David Jaffe, Freelance Reporter

It isn’t often that there’s a tie

for first in all-around, but that’s

just what happened for New Trier

gymnasts Darcy Barkal and Rachel

Zun at a Thursday, Dec. 21,

Central Suburban League South

dual meet with Glenbrook South.

The teammates earned scores

of 36.5 and their efforts helped

the Trevians edge out the visiting

Titans, 144.2-142.25.

“It’s rare that you end up with

a tie in gymnastics,” Zun said.

“But it felt really good to tie with

Darcy and we were both very

happy with the result.”

Barkal won vault with a 9.45,

bouncing back from a tough start.

“My first vault was really bad,”

Barkal said. “But I recovered and

was able to land the next one.

Everything on my second vault

went very well.”

Zun had a very strong floor

exercise, taking third with a 9.4.

She acknowledges her team is a

big help during her floor routine.

“They’re all standing in the

corner cheering me on,” Zun

said. “They show a lot of support

and once I know my tumbling is

going well, it makes things a lot

easier and more fun having that

during my routine.”

That support is the biggest

reason why Barkal has really enjoyed

high school gymnastics.

“This is my first year of high

school gymnastics,” Barkal, a

junior, said. “And it’s definitely

different knowing you’re trying

to do well for your team versus

club, which is all individual.”

Barkal also won the uneven

bars, tying with teammate Maeve

Murdock (9.2).

“I was really happy because

I was able to hit my routine on

bars,” Barkal said. “That was one

of my stronger scores on bars

and I was really pleased with

how I did.”

She was also fifth on floor (9.1)

New Trier gymnast Darcy Barkal celebrates after dismounting from the uneven bars during a Central

Suburban League South dual meet Thursday, Dec. 21, with Glenbrook South in Northfield. Photos by

Lynn Trautmann/22nd Century Media

and she and Zun tied for sixth on

balance beam (8.75).

Zun tied for third on vault with

Murdock and GBS’ Sarah Healy


“I’ve added something to my

routine for vault this season,”

Zun said. “I think it’s really

shown and helped me get better

scores. Also, the energy the team

gives you helped pump me up.”

She also tied for third on bars

(9,15). Other New Trier finishers

were Murdock winning beam

(9.3), and taking third all-around

(36.15), Avery Faulkner winning

floor (9.6) and Emma Jane Rohrer

tying for fourth with GBS’ Bebe

Haramaras on beam (8.85).

Healy led the way for the Titans,

taking fourth all-around

(35.85). Her 9.5 on floor helped

her get second.

“I was very happy with my

tumbling,” Healy said. “I had

a good front handspring front

full. And I made sure I was having

fun. That’s the key to a good

floor routine. It took me a little

while to figure out that you need

to stay loose and relaxed.”

New Trier’s Rachel Zun competes on the floor.

She also had a strong vault


“My vault itself was really

good,” Healy said. “I got up very

high and I felt myself floating in

the air. And I was able to land on

my feet, which is always going

to be big.”

Healy has put a lot of work

into her routines for this season.

And thus far, it has paid off nicely

for her.

“I’ve definitely improved a

lot,” Healy said. “I’ve made my

routines more difficult and so far

it’s impacted my scores in a positive


Healy also was fifth on bars

with 8.7 and got an 8.45 on beam.

Other GBS scores were Jenna

Hartley taking second on beam

(9), and tying for third on bars,

Sheena Graham taking second

on vault (9.4), Kylie Kruger third

on beam (8.95) and Elena Pauker

taking fourth on floor (9.25). sports

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The Anchor reporter named to hall of fame

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Lou Boudreau, Dan Issel,

George Mikan, Isiah Thomas

and Jerry Sloan.

Those five Illinois basketball

greats have all been inducted

into the Illinois Basketball

Coaches Association Hall of

Fame, but now they’ll have to

move over to welcome a new

member to the group: longtime

sports and current 22nd Century

Media reporter, Loyola football

beat writer, and Wilmette resident

Neil Milbert.

Earlier this month, the association

announced its 2018 hall

of fame class, which includes

Milbert, who will go in as one

of seven media members during

a May 5 banquet at Illinois State

University in Normal. Milbert

is being honored thanks to his

many years at the Chicago Tribune

and the last seven years of

writing for 22nd Century Media.

“The body of work led me to

getting the nomination to the

hall of fame and it’s humbling

because it’s a big honor. It was

unexpected,” Milbert said. “I got

a lifetime achievement award

from the National Turf Writers

Association a few years ago, but

this one means more because

there’s more basketball writers

in Illinois than there are racing

writers in the entire country.”

The sport of basketball has

been a favorite of Milbert’s going

back to a young age. As a child,

Milbert was diagnosed with the

rheumatic flu one summer, causing

him to spend an entire summer

in bed and really knocking

him out from any sporting activities

for two to three years.

That, in a way, turned out to be

a blessing in disguise.

“I became a student of sports

as a child because, when I was in

bed that summer, I knew every

player in baseball,” he said.

After graduating from Marquette

University in 1961, a paper

in Ottumwa, Iowa, hired the

Iowa native to work on its news

side, but he was only there for

a couple months due to being

drafted and enlisting in the Marine

Corps. After six months of

active duty and then serving four

and a half years in the reserves,

Milbert joined his college roommate

in New Jersey and worked

the sports desk at The Jersey

Journal in Jersey City, New Jersey,

beginning in September of


Milbert worked his way up to

the St. Peter’s College beat in

1965. He held the beat for three

years, and witnessed some incredible

moments, including a

couple big upsets.

“I got these guys when they

were sophomores,” Milbert

said. “When they were juniors,

the [National Invitation Tournament]

was a big tournament because

the NCAA field was much

smaller. They got invited to the

NIT and got blown out by Southern

Illinois. So low and behold,

the next year they managed to

get back to the NIT and their first

game they win against Marshall.

Second game, they play Duke,

which was No. 4 in the country,

and I thought, ‘St. Peter’s is going

to get blown out again,’ because

Duke had been upset in the

ACC Tournament and therefore

didn’t qualify for the NCAA

Tournament. Low and behold,

St. Peter’s upset Duke.

“Those were my first experiences

covering college basketball.”

After coming to the Chicago

Tribune in the early ’70s, Milbert

had few opportunities to

cover basketball. He mainly followed

high school state playoff

games when the paper would

have its staffers cover regional

and sectional games. At the time,

Milbert was a Blackhawks beat

writer, as well as the paper’s

main horse racing reporter.

That was until the mid-’80s,

when he was assigned the Northwestern

men’s basketball beat.

“One [team I’ll remember]

was a really good Northwestern

team that had a bunch of guys

transfer out. This new group

came in as freshmen and Ricky

Neil Milbert poses for a photo at his desk in his Wilmette home; he will be inducted into the Illinois

Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in May 2018. MICHAEL WOJTYCHIW/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Byrdsong came in [for] his first

year as head coach,” Milbert

said. “They went undefeated in

nonconference play but struggled

in conference play. To make

it to the NIT, they needed to

go .500 and had one game left,

against Michigan, who had four

of the Fab Five remaining. It was

a terrible matchup, but Northwestern

took them to overtime,

upset them and went to the NIT.

“That was monumental and

was a thrill for me to see how far

these guys had come.”

Milbert would follow that up

with covering the University of

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

team that would make the NCAA

title game, as well as sitting right

in front of Bryce Drew when he

hit an iconic 3-pointer to beat

Ole Miss in the first round of the

1998 NCAA Tournament.

“I was sitting there, thinking,

‘Oh boy, not enough time, three

seconds,’” Milbert added. “I see

this guy wind up, throw the long

pass the entire court, one of the

Valpo players set it up to Bryce

Drew and he hit the shot right in

front of me. It was an incredible

moment, I’ve never seen anything

like that.”

Milbert left covering college

basketball after leaving the

Tribune and started writing for

22nd Century Media’s North

Shore papers in 2010. One of his

first assignments was a summer

league basketball game between

Glenbrook South and Loyola


He has a few high school basketball

games he’ll always remember


“A memorable team is Steve

Weissenstein’s GBS girls team

when they played in a tournament

in Schaumburg,” Milbert

said. “They struggled there, but

Steve said, ‘Oh, we’re going to

be good at the end of the year.

These are all inexperienced girls

and I like some of the things I

saw. I wouldn’t want to play us

in February.’

“And he was right. They

turned it around and really had

a good year. That to me was a

mark of a good coach.”

Milbert noted that one of the

major differences between covering

high schools and colleges

is that high school reporters

have to do many things themselves.

When covering college

teams, reporters get stats handed

to them and can request players

and coaches to talk to through

the media relations employees at

the schools. High schools are a

different story.

“I’ve always had a respect for

high school writers because in

the old days, they always had

to find a phone, to plug their

computers in, and it’s always

been more difficult because of

that aspect,” he said. “As far as

the game, the no shot clock. If a

team gets the lead in the fourth

quarter, they’ll sit on the lead.

It’s a different game than college.

“I’ve only done a handful of

professional games, but I like the

high school game better. I like

the coaches strategizing, things

like that. I feel like there’s more

coaching on the high school

level, maybe not more than college

but more than in the pros.

Coaches can have a greater impact.”

The hall of fame banquet will

be May 5 at Illinois State’s Redbird

Arena and will include 99

new inductees.

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Trevians stay unbeaten with nail-biter win over GBS

Fouad Egbaria

Freelance Reporter

If someone looked at

their records alone, you

might have thought undefeated

Trevian’s matchup

against Glenbrook South

would not be close.

That thought would be


Leading by one in the final

minute and looking to

get to the free-throw line,

New Trier turned the ball

over, giving the scrappy

Titans a shot to win with

10 seconds left. Glenbrook

South’s final attempt, however,

fell well off the mark,

and New Trier (7-0) survived

for a 43-42 victory

over the Titans (3-7) Thursday,

Dec. 21, in Glenview.

New Trier senior Andrew

Kirkpatrick, a threeyear

varsity player, went

scoreless in the first half

but connected when it

counted most.

The senior buried a three

to tie the game halfway

through the fourth quarter

and a two to give New Trier

a three-point lead with 90

seconds remaining.

“I don’t think it’s on me

— all the guys on our team

can [hit shots late],” Kirkpatrick

said. “I had open

shots and I made them.”

Senior Griffin Ryan tallied

a team-high 11 points

for the Trevians, who last

played Dec. 11. New Trier

coach Scott Fricke said

several players had been

fighting illness in the last

week, including Kirkpatrick.

“I’ll tell you what, he’s

not afraid,” Fricke said of

Kirkpatrick, who tallied

seven of his nine points in

the fourth quarter.

New Trier jumped out

to an early 8-3 lead, which

proved to be the largest

lead either team would

hold. The Titans fought

back, holding New Trier

to just nine more first-half

points en route to a 20-17

lead at the break.

New Trier big men Spencer

Boehm and Ciaran

Brayboy each picked up

two first-half fouls, with

Boehm picking up a second

four minutes into the game.

“We were fortunate to

be down three at halftime,”

Fricke said. “Our shooters

were getting some good

looks and they just weren’t


New Trier’s Andrew Kirkpatrick connects on a 3-pointer

against Glenbrook South on Thursday, Dec. 21, in

Glenview. Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

The Titans forced their

Central Suburban League

South foe to make shots

from the outside by packing

the paint and devoting

three players to checking

Brayboy down low.

“I think we were 1-of-15

from three in the first half,”

Fricke said. “That’s not us.

We’re a good three-point

shooting team. We missed

some and put our heads


Glenbrook South coach

Phil Ralston, in his first

year at South after nine

years at Geneva, praised

his squad’s execution of the

defensive game plan.

“The kids stuck to the

game plan and that gave

us a shot in the game,”

Ralston said. “We knew

that we had to close down

the passing lanes for highlow

action with their bigs,

and I thought we did a fantastic

job of covering Brayboy

and not giving them

any kind of passing lanes to

be able to get him the ball.”

When Brayboy wasn’t

struggling with foul trouble,

he offered the Trevians

strong rim protection, but

the junior was held scoreless

on the night.

“For our kids, we told

them we needed to be grunts

today,” Ralston added. “We

needed to muck up the game

a little bit and make sure if

they were going to beat us

they were going to have to

prove it from the outside.”

On the offensive end,

Glenbrook South junior

guard Mac Hubbard led the

way with 10 points, while

fellow junior guard Jimmy

McMahon added nine


The Titans started one

senior to New Trier’s three.

Despite the Titans’ relative

inexperience, they have

picked up Ralston’s system


“This is a team that if you

looked at us four weeks ago

you would say that this is

not the same team,” Ralston

said. “We showed a level of

patience that I’m not sure I

was convinced we were capable

of tonight.”

Despite taking a lead into

halftime, the second quarter

was a missed opportunity

for the Titans. With Boehm

on the bench and Brayboy

picking up his second foul

in the second quarter, the

Titans managed to shoot

just 4-of-10 from the field.

“You look at what happened

in the outcome of

the game but I’m looking at

that second quarter where I

felt like we could have really

exploited having their

bigs sit with foul trouble,”

Ralston said. “We got the

lead but we didn’t really

push it to where I think it

could have gone.”

Fricke offered praise for

Glenbrook South’s talent.

“They got off to a rough

start [this season], probably

because of the transition

with learning new stuff,”

he said. “But they’re going

to be a good team.”

Both squads now have

six days to prepare for holiday

tournament action.

The Trevians will head to

the Proviso West Holiday

Tournament, while South

will compete in the 40th

annual Wheeling Hardwood


The Wheeling tournament

field will be a great

challenge for the Titans,

Ralston said.

“We’re getting ready for

final exams coming back

after the New Year,” said

Ralston, who teaches English.

“I look at these tournaments

as kind of like a

final exam. It’s like a firstsemester

final. How are we

going to do? I don’t know,

we’ll have to see.”


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Hometown hall-of-famer





1. Lilly Wehman

(above). The

Loyola senior girls

basketball player

set the school

record for career

blocks Dec. 22.

Her 188th block

breaks Sarah

Elston’s record set

in 2015.

2. Darcy Barkal. The

New Trier girls

gymnast tied for

the all-around

title, as well as

winning the vault

and uneven bars

against GBS.

3. Andrew


The NT boys

basketball player

scored 7 points in

the fourth quarter

of a win over GBS.

NT’s Kimball

named Coach of

the Year

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Coaching a sport, or a

team in general, can be extremely

challenging. Having

to get multiple athletes

to all believe in one thing

can be nearly impossible

at times, especially when

dealing with high school

students and their worries

about school and home

life, which can take away

a player’s concentration

from one sport and move it

onto something else.

So, when a coach like

New Trier diving coach

Bruce Kimball is named

the State’s Coach of the

Year, as well as inducted

into the Illinois Swimming

and Diving Association’s

Hall of Fame, it’s a

big deal. Kimball became

the 19th diving coach to

be inducted into the hall of

fame, and the third coach

from New Trier, when he

was presented with both

honors Dec. 4.

“I was looking through

the program at the names

of the people that have

been inducted, and they’re

all people that have a legacy

— a tremendous legacy

for Illinois diving and [creating]

kids that have gone

on to have great college

careers, some even Olympic

careers,” Kimball said.

“It’s just a great honor to

be included in that list of

people. Some of them are

my mentors. Jim Blickenstaff,

from Evanston High

School, has been a tremendous

high school mentor

for me. He’s taught me a lot

of things I’ve tried to apply

in my coaching. Gene

Cassioppi [and] Jerry Petit

are in there, all these great

coaches through the times,

through the history of Illinois.

So to be included

with those guys is a really

great feeling.

“It’s not something you

think about when you first

start out as a high school

coach. It’s not something I

envisioned when I started

coaching in 1994. You just

take every year as it comes

and deal with the group you

have, try to set goals, move

forward and do positive

things with that group.”

Diving has always been

a part of Kimball’s blood.

His father, Dick Kimball,

was the diving coach at the

University of Michigan for

42 years and was the Olympic

coach six times over the

course of his career.

Growing up around the

world’s best divers paid

off for the younger Kimball,

who not only dove

for his father at Michigan,

but also made multiple

U.S. national teams and

won the silver medal at the

1984 Summer Olympics.

“I think that the big

takeaway [from my career]

is that it took a long time

[and] wasn’t something

that happened over a short

period of time. It was a lot

of work, a lot of dedication

and commitment,” Kimball

said. “You help teach

kids about lessons they’re

experiencing, certainly

in their diving career, but

also in life sometimes and

still push forward and find

something positive they

can get from their experience

that makes it a worthwhile

endeavor to be involved

in the sport.”

After Kimball’s diving

career finished, he transitioned

into the coaching

world and started at New

Trier in 1994. He started

by just coaching the girls,

but soon added coaching

the boys team to his resume

as well.

“I had my diving career,

and when that was over,

one of the things I really

enjoyed was working as

a coach,” Kimball said.

“Coaching was something

I had started doing with

my dad, with camps in

the summertime and that’s

something I really enjoyed.

I re-connected with

that after my own career,

and found it extremely satisfying

to work with kids,

see progress and growth,

and see kids mature and

create a passion inside the

kids for diving.

“When I went back to

school, I thought it was a

career that would allow me

to work with young people

and was fortunate I found

a place to do it.”

The Coach of the Year

New Trier diving coach Bruce Kimball with his award at

the Illinois Swimming and Diving Association’s honor

ceremony Dec. 4 in Elmhurst. PHOTO SUBMITTED

award is the fifth of Kimball’s

career, having won

the award last year after

Jessie Creed’s first diving

title, Paige Grant’s title in

2008, Michael Ross’s 2009

title and Jordan Sack’s title

in 2012.

“I think I’m very fortunate

to have great athletes

come through. I’ve had kids

with great dedication and

commitment who bought

into the style of coaching

and the workload I’ve asked

them to buy into,” Kimball

said. “Usually, when there’s

no secret formula of success,

it comes down to how hard

the kids are willing to work

and how much they’re willing

to believe and then relax

and do the things they’re

capable of doing. A lot of it

has to do with the fact I’ve

had great kids to work with.

I may have motivated them,

but it’s those kids that have

put the hard work in and

dedicated themselves to being


While coaches like

Blickenstaff laid the

groundwork for how Kimball

has run his diving

program, the sport of diving

has changed so much

in recent years, Kimball

and his fellow diving

colleagues have had to

change the way they coach

their teams.

“It’s changed in a sense

because now you have to

look at what your kids are

capable of doing. The success

in diving comes from

being consistent,” he said.

“It’s more about knowing

your divers, knowing what

they’re capable of and trying

to make a determination

on whether you want

to take a risk on some of

the more difficult dives

as opposed to set them up

with the list they know

they can be successful on.

However, no matter

the changes, it seems one

thing stays the same: Kimball

and his teams win.

Listen Up

“I don’t think it’s on me — all the guys

on our team can [hit shots late]. ”

Andrew Kirkpatrick — New Trier boys basketball player

after hitting two late shots to help secure the Trevians’

win over GBS Thursday, Dec. 21, in Glenview.

tunE in

What to watch this week

WRESTLING: Loyola travels for a mid-morning dual

against some local rivals.

• Loyola at Lake Forest with Glenbrook North and

Kelly, 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, in Lake Forest.


28 - This Week In

26 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael Wojtychiw,

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New Trier’s Brian Conaghan

drives to the basket for a layup

versus Glenbrook South during

Central Suburban League South

action Thursday, Dec. 21, in

Glenview. Carlos Alvarez/22nd

Century Media

Hall of a guy 22CM’s

Milbert will receive honor, Page 29

Razor thin NT girls

gymnastics ekes out win, Page 28

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