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2 | January 25, 2018 | The lake forest leader calendar In this week’s LEADER Pet of the Week7 Police Reports8 Editorial11 Puzzles14 Faith Briefs16 Quick Bites18 Home of the Week31 Athlete of the Week34 The Lake Forest Leader ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 Editor Alyssa Groh x21 Sports Editor Brittany Kapa x35 Sales director Teresa Lippert, x22 real estate agent Elizabeth Fritz, x19 Classified sales, Recruitment Advertising Jess Nemec, 708.326.9170, x46 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, x16 Managing Editor Eric DeGrechie, x23 AssT. Managing Editor Megan Bernard, x24 president Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30 22 nd Century Media 60 Revere Drive Suite 888 Northbrook, IL 60062 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Lake Forest Leader (USPS #20452) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook, IL 60062. Periodical paid postage at Northbrook, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: send address changes to The Northbrook Tower 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062 Published by Thursday Lake Forest Symphony Salon Series – A Night at the Opera 8 p.m. Jan. 25, The Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Two of opera’s greatest stars, Nicole Cabell and Alyson Cambridge, are joined by Vladimir Kulenovic at the piano and host an intimate evening of operatic arias, duets and classical songs. For more informaiton, call (847) 234-6060. Friday Telluride Mountain Film Festival 7 p.m. Jan. 26-27, 2 p.m. Jan. 28, The Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Back for its second annual visit to the John & Nancy Hughes Theater is Telluride Mountainfilm. One of the longest running film festivals in America, this adventurous, conservation-driven festival brings leading documentary films from around the world to its audiences. For information on a list of events and ticket prices, visit www. Saturday Women’s Republican Club 2018 Annual Meeting 8:45-11 a.m. Jan. 27, The Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Members, friends and the general public are invited to The Women’s Republican Club 2018 annual meeting, featuring remarks and discussion by Doug Bennett, Sapan Shah and Jeremy Wynes, GOP candidates for U.S. House (IL 10th District). Light Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by Jan. 25 to For more information, visit Lake Bluff Short-term Rental Workshop 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 27, Village Hall Board Room, 40 E. Center Ave., Lake Bluff. Members of the public are invited to attend and will have opportunities to participate. No final action will be taken at the workshop. For more information, visit SUNDAY Family Kickboxing Class 2-2:45 p.m. Jan. 28, Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest. Families will get a kick out of the library’s new kickboxing class, led by Danielle Knighton from Lake Forest Fitness Center. Wear comfortable clothes. No experience necessary. For more information, call (847) 234-0636. MONDAY Vietnam War Series: Mike Duffy 7 p.m. Jan. 29, Lake Bluff Library, 123 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff. The Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Libraries will host Mike Duffy. As a young second lieutenant, Mr. Duffy landed in Saigon on the opening day of the massive Tet Offensive to explosions, blasts and small arms fire. He stayed for a brutal one-year tour of duty. Duffy will read from and discuss his memoir, “From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War,” and present a short history of the Vietnam War. For more information, call (847) 234-2510. Chicago, True Stories Noon Jan. 29, Dickinson Hall, 100 E. Old Mill Road, Lake Forest. Sizzle, Sequins, Murder & Mayhem. The 1920s was a delirious decade. What made this time so remarkable? Was the film “Chicago” really inspired by a true story? Find out with this engaging, educational, and entertaining program. This event is $20 for members and $25 for guests. For more information, call (847) 234-2209. THURSDAY LFHS Winter Play, ‘The Amish Project’ 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday Feb. 1-3, Lake Forest High School, 1285 N. McKinley Road. “The Amish Project” is a fictional exploration of the 2006 shooting at Nickel Mines School in the Lancaster, Pa., Amish community, which left five girls dead and five others seriously injured. For more information, visit www.lakeforestschools. org. Author visit 6 p.m. Feb. 1, Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N. Western Avenue, Lake Forest. Author Tom Weinberg discusses his recent book, “Chasing the Lost City,” with journals and photography from his travels and adventure. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, visit Call (847) 234-4420 to reserve a spot. Rules of the Road Class 1:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Dickinson Hall, 100 E. Old Mill Road, Lake Forest. This valuable review course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license. This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a spot, call (847) 234-2209. Upcoming Family Ice Skate 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Feb. 3, Lake Forest College Ice Rink, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. Local families can skate free during Lake Forest College Family Weekend. A hot cocoa bar will be available. Bring skates; rentals are not available. For more information, call (847) 735-6015. District 67 Kindergarten Registration Information Night 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, at school in district child will attend. Meet the kindergarten staff, learn more about programs and curriculum, and visit classrooms. District 67 specifies that children must be five years of age by Sept. 1 of their kindergarten year to enter the grade. Information for preregistration will also be available at after Feb. 8. Jill Rigoli 3-Day Exclusive Workshop 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9-11, The Forest Needle, 1341 Western Ave., Lake Forest. Come to learn and improve needlepoint skills with a teacher. Register at (847) 235-2407. Ongoing Fit for Life 2 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 8 and 10 a.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 11, Dickinson Hall, 100 E. Old Mill Road, Lake Forest. Join us for a fabulous mix of fitness, fun and friendship in an hour-long class consisting of cardio dance, strength training, balance and stretch. We’ll finish up the hour with a luxurious stretch. All fitness levels welcome. Seven classes and registration is required. This event costs $49 for members and $59 for guests. For more information and to register, call (847) 324-2209. Lake Bluff Women’s Club Noon- 2 p.m., the second Tuesday of every month, Grace Methodist Church, 244 E. Center Ave., Lake Bluff. Join this philanthropic club for a catered luncheon and entertainment. Help us to help others. This club is open to all ladies. For membership information, contact Donna Beer, (847) 295-7108. Monthly Blood Pressure Checks 10-11 a.m. on the second Monday of every month, Dickinson Hall, 100 E. Old Mill Road, Lake Forest. Nurse Patti Mikes will visit Dickinson Hall to give free blood pressure checks to anyone 50 years old and older. No appointment needed. For more information, call (847) 234- 2209. CROYA Weekly Meetings 4-5 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, CROYA, 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest. Take a mid-week break to make friends, learn about volunteer opportunities, vote on community events, join a CROYA subcommittee, take on leadership roles and have fun. The middle school meetings are 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays at CROYA. The high school meetings are 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays at CROYA. To submit an item for the community calendar, contact Editor Alyssa Groh at or (847) 272-4565 ext. 21. Entries are due by noon on the Thursday prior to publication date. NEWS the lake forest leader | January 25, 2018 | 3 Lake Bluff Plan Commission New pilates studio approved for downtown Lake Bluff Katie Copenhaver Freelance Reporter The Lake Bluff Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously in favor of a text amendment to allow a pilates studio and/or physical fitness facilities of 500-square-feet maximum size to operate within the central business district, without needing a special use permit, during its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The petitioner was Lake Effect Holdings on behalf of their building at 10 E. Scranton Ave., and tenant Personalized Pilates. In correspondence to the Lake Bluff Plan Commission and staff, Rob Douglass, the managing member of Lake Effect Holdings, argued $3,000 for a special use permit for a startup pilates business “creates a serious financial hardship. Without an approval for a text amendment, the economic hardship makes opening this business impractical. “I want to encourage entrepreneurship. If they’re successful, we’re all successful.” He added that there would not be another pilates studio coming into the building. “I want to keep all the tenants happy and compatible,” he said. Plan Commission Chairman Steve Kraus and Member Mary Collins raised concerns that a pilates studio could generate increased traffic, a higher demand for parking and noise that might affect neighbors in the downtown. Commission Member David Burns said that beauty and barber shops, which could have 10 or more customers at a time, have a similar effect on traffic and parking in the business district, and they are not subject to special use permits. Commission Member Sam Badger acknowledged the concern about parking, but said that, ultimately, “We also want people downtown.” Douglass noted that a tenant whose business was downstairs from the Pilates Studio of Lake Bluff, which closed at the end of 2017, said he did not hear noise from the fitness business. Village moves closer to a recreational, institutional and open space District The commission continued its discussion about the creation of a special recreational, institutional and open space zoning district, which they began in 2017 with village staff and Ron Salski, executive director of the Lake Bluff Park District. These areas would include government properties, schools and churches. Kraus explained that what is under consideration is when there are upkeep and minor modification of buildings in these zones, the process of approval through the village should be streamlined. Then, only significant changes in use or alterations to structures would require a review by the plan commission and/ or architectural board of review. Regarding significant changes to buildings in these categories, Collins said, “It’s a whole lot less painful if they come to our board when they are early in the planning process.” She added that she believes the ordinance for an recreational, institutional and open space district should still have some strict codes regarding setbacks and impervious surfaces, with consideration to flooding in the village. “We have the right to control how other government units use the land in Lake Bluff,” said Glen Cole, assistant to the village administrator. However, he continued, “Many other communities don’t apply the same amount of rigor as Lake Bluff.” “I think we serve a purpose in the community,” Collins said. “Everyone can come here to voice their concerns.” Kraus explained that the park district holds their own public hearings before making significant changes. Kraus and the commission agreed the next step is for them to review a first draft of the ordinance for the district. Plan Commission revisits annexation plans Referring to Lake Bluff’s 1997 master plan and the plan commission’s 2017 van tour, the commission continued discussion of areas of possible annexation. 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