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2 | April 12, 2018 | The lake forest leader calendar In this week’s LEADER Pet of the Week6 Police Reports6 Editorial15 Puzzles18 Faith Briefs20 Dining Out23 Home of the Week24 Athlete of the Week27 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 John Zeddies, x12 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 Montessori from the Start: Morning Lecture Series 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. April 12, Forest Bluff School, 8 W. Scranton Ave, Lake Bluff. This week’s topic is Encouraging Healthy Motor Development and Thought-Directed Movement. Intended for parents of children ages three and under. Please RSVP to Lynn Lillard Jessen at 847- 295-8338. FRIDAY Cookbook and Gardening Used Book Sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday- Saturday, April 13-14, Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest. Stock up on gently used cookbooks. Those with a military ID will receive at 10 percent discount. For more information, call (847) 234-0636. Friday Family Fun: Game Night 6:30-8:30 April 13, Lake Bluff Library, 123 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff. Bring your family and friends and join us after hours for an evening of board games. Try your hand at some of the classics like checkers, card games, monopoly and Scrabble or try something new like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, and Code Names. Snacks will be provided. For more information, call (847) 234-2540. SATURDAY PASTA Presents Alice in Wonderland 1-2 p.m. April 14, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Travel down the rabbit hole and enjoy PASTA’s performance of Alice in Wonderland! The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, chats with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! For more information, call (847) 234-6060. MONDAY Create Your Own Podcast 10-11a.m. April 16, Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest. More than 112 million Americans listened to a podcast last year. Talk about a great way to reach new audiences. Learn how to use the Media Lab to produce, record, and share your own podcasts. For more information, call (847) 234-0636 TUESDAY Woodlands Academy Spring Open House 6-7:30 p.m. April 17, Woodlands Academy of Sacred Heart, 760 E. Wesleigh Road, Lake Forest. Connection with teachers and administrators and learn about the many exciting clubs and activities offered. Students will share first-hand experiences. To register online, visit or call (847) 234-4300. Lake Forest College Presents Pitch It 7 p.m. April 17, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Pitch It is Lake Forest College’s premier collegiate startup launch program. The annual business and social venture pitch competition helps entrepreneurial Foresters turn their ideas into viable businesses. Six student teams will compete for $10,000 in new venture funds. For more information, call (847) 234-6060. WEDNESDAY ESL Conversation hour 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 18, Lake Bluff Library, 123 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff. This casual conversation group is open to all nonnative speakers to improve their English speaking, reading and writing skills. Expand vocabulary with Kavita Prasad and Yoo Mi Hahn leading the conversations. Participants may attend any number of these sessions at the library. For more information, call (847) 234-2540. THURSDAY Celebrating Illinois: The Story of Lake County 7 p.m. April 19, Hunter Family Education Hall, Historical Society, 509 E. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest. For a local angle on the Illinois Bicentennial, Nicole Stocker of the Lake County Discovery Museum will present an overview of Lake County history, from 17th century French voyageurs to our county’s settlement in the 1830s and beyond. This presentation will cover aspects of Lake County’s agriculture, resorts, breweries, manufacturers, motion pictures, religious communities and military installations, to name a few. For more information, call (847) 234-5253. UPCOMING Author event with Kristin Cavallari 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest. Author Kristin Cavallari will discuss her new cook book, “True Roots.” For more information, visit www.lakeforestbookstore. com or call (847) 234- 4420. Spring Marche 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 26, Lake Forest Club, 554 N. Westermoreland Road, Lake Forest. Participants can enjoy a bistro lunch, shopping, gifts and the Make a Difference table to see generosity at work. Raffle tickets will be available at the event. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Make A Difference Grant Program. For more information, visit lflblda. com. Lake Forest College Spring Concert 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. The Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir, Concert Band and Orchestra will present a joint concert to help celebrate spring and the end of the school year. For more information, call (847) 735- 6147. ONGOING Social Bridge Play 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, 700 North Sheridan Road. All levels of play are welcome for social bridge play. Beginner class available also - contact Kimberly Clair at kimjdclair@ for information on Beginner class. 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 and take on leadership roles. 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. Toastmasters Club Noon-1 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, 1905 W. Field Drive, Lake Forest. Toastmasters is an international organization that aims to help communication and leadership skills for professional and personal growth with unlimited potential. Visit for more information. Wildlife Discovery Center 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Wildlife Discovery Center, 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest. The Wildlife Discovery Center is a living natural history museum. The learning journey brings visitors face-to-face with a variety of reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. Admission is free. For more information, call (847) 810-3663. 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 | April 12, 2018 | 3 Lake Forest City Council Chase Bank receives green light to replace old McDonald’s site Miriam Finder Annenberg Freelance Reporter After months of at times contentious discussions, the Lake Forest City Council approved the construction of a Chase Bank including drive through service in the Waukegan Road business district during its meeting on Monday, April 2. The construction of the new Chase Bank, which will replace the old McDonald’s site at 884 Waukegan Road, was approved in a 7-1 vote, with Alderman Raymond Buschmann the only “no” vote. This approval comes after months of discussion and consideration by the City Council, Building Review Board, Plan Commission and City Legal Committee. Residents and aldermen alike spoke of their concern over another bank in the Waukegan business district and its impact on the nature of the district as a whole. However, others welcomed the national branch, expecting it to become an engaged member of the business community. “We take our relationship with our businesses in this community very seriously,” said Alderman Prue Beidler. “When someone from a national group like Chase comes in, we want them to understand.” Although many aldermen expressed displeasure with the bank, they noted that legally, Chase fit the requirements of existing on the property and receiving a special-use permit. “A bank is not my first choice,” said Alderman Jack Reisenberg. “[But], I don’t get to pick and choose.” While a big issue brought forward was concern over how another bank could change the Waukegan business district, Community Development Department Head Cathy Czerniak asked residents to consider the broader range of businesses along the corridor, including shops, restaurants, medical facilities, churches, athletic facilities, financial institutions, a grocery store, and the train station. “We really have quiet a variety of uses in the district,” she said. “All of us tend to look at our weaknesses, and sometimes we forget the strength we have in Lake Forest.” However, not everyone was against the Chase Bank, which will take over the old McDonald’s site at 884 Waukegan Road. Some residents welcome the idea of another bank, likely to bring in clientele who may spend some time patronizing other local businesses. Resident Jerry Jacks said he was looking forward to McDonald’s leaving the area and was in support of Chase developing the site. “McDonald’s is not a great neighbor,” he said. “It’s not a community place at all.” The new bank will be constructed following the demolition of the existing McDonald’s restaurant. The bank proposed a similar footprint to the McDonald’s and will be built with future, alternative uses in mind. The Plan Commission first held a public hearing on the Chase Bank on Aug. 9, 2017. The public hearing was continued to Sept. 9, 2017 and again to Dec. 13, 2017. During that time, the commission examined issues mentioned by aldermen, such as traffic and the overall impact of having a third bank in such close proximity in the business district. The Plan Commission also undertook further study on the site design, ensuring it fit in with commercial district and was designed in such a way as to allow for a variety of uses in the future. During its Dec. 13, 2017 meeting, the Plan Commission members voted to approve the project. The Building Review Board also reviewed the site design and voted in approval of the project. The issue of the bank first came before the City Council during their Jan. 16 meeting. At the meeting, the council members concluded the Legal Committee should review the proposed development as to legality of the petition, which required Special Use Permit approval. Friday, April 20 11:00am & 7:00pm Panel discussionled by DirectorCarey Lundin after both screenings! This movie follows career of Danish-born Jens Jensen (1860-1951) fromstreet sweeper, to ‘dean of landscape architecture’, to pioneering conservationist. Jensen battles corruptionto make the modern city more livable by bringing ‘the living green’ into lives of Chicago’s workers. Ticketsavailable at