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10 | January 25, 2018 | The glencoe anchor news glencoeanchor.com New Trier accepts George Orwell Award on behalf of alumnae Submitted by New Trier When Dr. Richard Sobel learned he was receiving the prestigious George Orwell Award from the National Council of Teachers of English, he immediately thought of the school that sparked his interest in political science — his alma mater, New Trier High School. Sobel, a political scientist who has served as a visiting scholar at the Buffett Center at Northwestern University, could not attend the NCTE Annual Convention late last year, so he reached out to New Trier to accept the award on his behalf. The 1967 New Trier alumnus, who is also a Wilmette resident and author, won the 2017 George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language for his book, “Citizenship as Foundation of Rights: Meaning for America.” “My connection to this book goes through New Trier,” Sobel said, explaining how he was first introduced to the literature of political science in an elective course at the high school. “These were the fundamental questions that I was first introduced to at New Trier.” New Trier English faculty member Ariell Bachman read Sobel’s remarks at the convention, and the NCTE mailed him the award, which recognizes writers who have made NO DRUGS. NO SURGERY. NO PAIN. Get connected to the most innovative pain treatment. Give your knees the cushioning and relief they need. Made from a natural substance GELSYN3 is a new FDA Approved treatment. Covered by Medicare and most insurances. NOW OPEN DOWNTOWN HIGHLAND PARK Glenview, Vernon Hills, Bloomingdale & Hinsdale APPROVED OVER 93% SUCCESS RATE 847.243.6744 www.PAINfreePAINrelief.com outstanding contributions to the critical analysis of public discourse. Sobel’s work includes policy analysis of privacy and confidentiality issues, particularly on political and constitutional questions about governmental databanks and identification schemes. His book serves as a social critique and impetus for social justice; its implications and relevance reach beyond our borders and address a global issue, the NCTE said. Sobel hopes current students will want to read his book, especially because it uses clear language, which Orwell himself often emphasized. “My book deals with a lot of fundamental political issues, the sort of things you learn about in Intro to American History,” Sobel said. “They seem really abstract, but have real political meaning.” village From Page 8 “We plan to continue our efforts to review and align user rates and fees with service delivery costs,” Tanner said. Some of the areas the city manager’s office anticipates reviewing this year include building permit fees, sewer charges and some ancillary fees. “This is not the end of the water rate increase for awhile,” Village Trustee Peter Mulvaney said. “This is the beginning of a series of changes.” Topics, like exemptions for seniors or possible discounts on rates, will be up for discussion later this year as part of a more detailed discussion on a multi-year rate increase plan. Delfeayo Marsalis to headline New Trier Jazz Festival Submitted by New Trier Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra will bring their unique take on old school New Orleans jazz to the North Shore at New Trier High School’s 35th Annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival on Feb. 3. The Jazz Festival headliner concert is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gaffney Auditorium at the Winnetka Campus, 385 Winnetka Ave. Tickets are $30 at www.ntjazz.com, with a limited number available for purchase at the door. An accomplished musician in his own right, Delfeayo Marsalis, a trombonist, producer, composer, educator and recipient of the 2016 Best of The Beat — Best Contemporary Jazz Artist award, is part of the Marsalis lineage and truly another Marsalis jazz pioneer. Recognized with his family as the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award Winners, Marsalis continues to give back to the fine arts and specifically the jazz community. “You are seeing a brilliant artist in his prime,” said AXS in 2014. Marsalis sessions at the Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro when in the Big Easy. Primarily inspired by one of his brothers who is autistic, he founded the New Orleansbased Uptown Music Theatre in 2000, and they continue to promote their mission of community unity through multi-disciplinary arts education rooted within a jazz philosophy. New Trier Jazz Festival Noon Feb. 3 Headliner at 7:30 p.m. Winnetka Campus, 385 Winnetka Ave. Tickets are $30 at www.ntjazz.com The Feb. 3 headline performance will cap a free, daylong, noncompetitive student jazz festival, one of the nation’s largest. The festival will take place in New Trier’s new Music facilities. There will also be three free public concerts during the day including: The Marques Carroll Quintet at Noon; Jazz Directors’ Big Band, comprised of the visiting schools’ band directors, at 2:45 p.m.; and The University of Miami Frost Concert Jazz Band at 4 p.m. For its 35th year, the New Trier Jazz Festival will host more than 40 visiting high school and middle school jazz ensembles from around the country, many of whom return year after year for the unique educational experience the gathering delivers. Students spend the day performing for worldrenowned jazz clinicians, attending workshops and master classes and taking in concerts. All daytime events are free and open to the public. The evening show will open with an energizing set by New Trier’s top jazz group, Jazz Ensemble 1, followed by the 90-minute marquee show.
glencoeanchor.com news the glencoe anchor | January 25, 2018 | 11 THE LAKE FOREST LEADER Murder-suicide witness hit shooter with car The shooter in a Jan. 3 murder-suicide in Lake Forest was struck by a vehicle after killing his ex-girlfriend and himself in the parking lot of the apartment the former couple once shared, according to new information from the Lake Forest Police Department. Further investigation into the shooting revealed that a third party, a U.S. Navy member, co-worker of VanLandingham’s and Highland Park resident, witnessed the incident and, out of fear for his life, drove his Land Rover into the shooter, Ryan Zike, 33, just after Zike shot himself in the head, according to a press release. The witness is a 37-yearold man who arrived at VanLandingham’s apartment in the 200 block of E. Deerpath Road on the morning of Jan. 3 to drive her to work. The release also reveals that Zike, of Louisville, Ky., and VanLandingham lived together for a period of time in VanLandingham’s apartment. In October 2017, Zike moved out. Zike, who allegedly shot VanLandingham, 27, multiple times in the incident, reportedly drove to Illinois and stayed at an unknown location on Jan. 2. The next morning, Zike approached VanLandingham as she was leaving her apartment for work just prior to 6:20 a.m., Zike and VanLandingham engaged in a brief conversation in the parking area of the apartment complex, when Zike produced a semi-automatic pistol and shot her several times. After shooting Van- Landingham, Zike shot and killed himself. The witness was reportedly parked in a position where his headlights illuminated VanLandingham and Zike during the initial conversation and the shooting. The witness told investigators he felt Zike was going to turn the gun on him; therefore, he made the decision to hit the man with his vehicle. Reporting by Alyssa Groh, Contributing Editor. Story at LakeForestLeader.com. THE WILMETTE BEACON 27-yr-old Wilmette woman stabs mom in bed A Wilmette woman accused of stabbing her mother is being charged with attempted murder, among other charges, according to the Wilmette Police Department. Dinah Larson, 27, allegedly used a knife to stab her 60-year-old mother multiple times while in bed Thursday morning, Jan. 18, in the 1900 block of Highland Avenue. According to a press release, officers responded to the residence, where both women live, at 7:04 a.m. following a 911 call. When police arrived, the daughter had fled the home. Responding officers located the offender in the 2000 block of Washington Avenue, where she was taken into custody. The mother was taken to the hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries. After further investigation by the Cook County State Attorney’s Office, Larson was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery against a person over 60 and aggravated domestic battery. Reporting by Eric De- Grechie, Managing Editor. Story at WilmetteBeacon. com. Township accepts applications for senior tax deferrals Seniors can defer up to $5K in property taxes Submtited by New Trier Township Senior citizens 65 years of age or older who are struggling with property taxes can defer payment of their property taxes until their homes or condominiums are sold. According to Jan Churchwell, New Trier Township Assessor, the Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Program allows seniors to defer as much as $5,000 of their property tax bill every year. To qualify for the deferral program, seniors must have annual household income of less than $55,000, have equity in their homes that exceeds the sum of property taxes deferred, and have lived in their homes for at least three years. Two-flats and other properties that generate rental income are not eligible for the program. Properties held in a trust are also ineligible, although there are some exceptions to this rule. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2018. The tax deferral program is essentially a loan from the state that is charged simple interest of 6 percent per year. To assure repayment, a lien is placed on the senior’s home that will prevent it from being sold until the loan is paid. “The thought of having a lien placed on one’s home can be unsettling, but a home mortgage is also a lien on the home, and most people don’t view mortgages negatively. Liens, whether for mortgages or property taxes, are merely protection for a lender that ensures that the loan is repaid,” Churchwell said. There are some circumstances, however, where senior citizens might not want a lien on their homes. Seniors uncertain about whether to apply can speak with the New Trier Township Assessor’s office, but should also consider discussing the matter with legal/financial advisers or family members. Assessor Churchwell also advises those interested in the deferral program to apply for other tax benefits available to senior citizens. “If you are eligible for the deferral, you should also be eligible for the Senior Freeze and the Senior Exemption,” she said. “By applying for the other senior benefits, you will reduce your property tax liability, which may reduce the deferred tax that will eventually be repaid.” Senior citizens with additional questions about the deferral program can phone the New Trier Township Assessor’s Office at (847) 446-8200 or visit at 739 Elm St. JOIN NORTH SHORE AESTHETICS For A Night Of Glitter &Gifts! 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