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2 | April 12, 2018 | The Northbrook tower calendar In this week’s Tower Police Reports6 Pet of the Week6 Editorial29 Puzzles32 Faith34 Dining Out38 Home of the Week39 Athlete of the Week42 The Northbrook Tower ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 Editor Martin Carlino, x14 sports editor Michal Dwojak, x26 Sales director Elizabeth Fritz, x19 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten 708.326.9170, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, x16 Managing Editor Eric DeGrechie, x23 AssT. Managing Editor Megan Bernard, x24 president Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30 22 nd Century Media 60 Revere Drive Suite 888 Northbrook, IL 60062 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Northbrook Tower (USPS #15810) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook, IL 60062. Periodical paid postage at Northbrook, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: send address changes to The Northbrook Tower 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062 Published by THURSDAY Northfield Township Flooding Discussion 7 p.m., April 12, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Tim Rueckert, Northfield Township Road District Commissioner, will hold a public meeting with Township residents to discuss flooding problems in the Techny corridor/ watershed. The discussion will be held in the Northbrook Public Library’s Pollak Room A, 1201 Cedar Lane. Homeowners in the Northbrook West, Citation Lake and Deercrest Lane areas, as well as other concerned residents, are encouraged to attend. Call the Road District at (847) 724-7055 for more information. Self-Defense for Seniors 1-2:30 p.m., April 12, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. IMPACT Chicago teaches older adults skills for ensuring safety and defending against an attack. For ages 55+. Reserve a spot by calling the library or visiting www.northbrook. info. For more information, please call (847) 272- 6224. FRIDAY Computers & Coffee: How to get Free Movies, Music and Magazines 10-11:30 a.m., April 13, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Learn how to use the apps for RBDigital Magazines, Flipster Digital Magazines and hoopla for free movies, music, ebooks and eaudiobooks. For more information, please visit or call (847) 272-6224. SATURDAY Women’s Spring Brunch 9-11 a.m., April 14, The Village Presbyterian Church, 1300 Shermer Road. All women are invited to enjoy a delicious meal and wonderful company. Meet The Village Presbyterian Church’s new senior pastor’s wife Missy Lundgaard, who will speak about “The 3 F’s: Faith, Friendship and the Future” Cost $15 at the door. Questions? Contact Kacky Buell at (847) 830- 7390. Tips and Exercises for Mature Gardeners 2 p.m., April 14, Reds Garden Center, 3460 Dundee Road. Get yourself ready for gardening season by attending this informative and interactive session. It will have some interesting tools and tips to help with your gardening chores. We will also be demonstrating some safety and warm-up exercises, so come prepared to participate. Preregistration is required and the event is free. For more informatin, call (847) 272-1209 or email SUNDAY Burger Day Sunday, April 15, Mc- Donald’s, 2800 Pfingsten Road, Glenview. GBS and GBN will compete in the 14th annual Burger Day, a community event that pits the Titans and Spartans against each other in a burger-eating contest in order to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Over the past 13 years, the Glenbrook students have raised more than $250,000. For more information, email MONDAY Bees, Honey and You 7-8:15 p.m., April 16, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Meet suburban beekeepers and learn how you can help honeybees in your own backyard. Cosponsored by the Northbrook Farmer’s Market. For more information, please visit or call (847) 272-6224. TUESDAY Book Discussion: ‘You Know When the Men Are Gone’ 10-11:30 a.m., April 17, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Nancy Buehler leads a book discussion. The April title will be “You Know When the Men Are Gone” by Siobhan Fallon. For more information, please visit or call (847) 272-6224. WEDNESDAY 42nd Street at The Fireside, Fort Atkinson, Wis. 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., April 18. Join the Senior Center to watch an aspiring chorus girl come to the big city and land her first job on Broadway. The trip includes transportation to and from the Senior Center and lunch. Register online at or call (847) 291-2988. Member: $129; Non-Member: $139 UPCOMING The Comedy Nosh 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Max and Benny’s Restaurant & Deli, 461 Waukegan Road. This monthly Dinner-and-a- Show includes dinner and live Stand-Up Comedy from professional comedians from Chicago and the region. This month’s lineup includes: Ricky March (Host), Kat Herskovic, Darius Kennedy and Peter-John Byrnes. $35/person or $60/two people. Limited seating. Call (847) 272-9490 or go to www.maxandbennys. com for reservations. 2018 Spring Promise Benefit 6:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, The Glen Club, 2901 West Lake Ave. Guests will enjoy a beautiful setting at The Glen Club with cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres and dinner. The evening also includes raffle prizes, a wine pull, and dancing to a live band. At the event one of our community partners, Boys Hope Girls Hope, will be honored with the Heart of the Family Award for its outstanding contribution to the well-being of youth. Tickets are $150 per person. To register, call (847) 251-7350. Free Comic Day 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, May 5, North Shore Comics, 3161 Dundee Road. Free Comic Book Day features an amazing selection of comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated annual event, which happens May 5 at participating comic book shops worldwide. The line-up of titles, the great events staged by thousands of independent comic book retailers, and the enthusiasm of comic shop fans all over the world will make May 5 a great day to celebrate comic books. Limit three per family. For more information, please call (847) 480-1996. 18th annual Lew Blond Run 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19, Maple School, 2370 Shermer Road, Northbrook. The memorial 5K run/walk, 1 mile run (for children) supports research for ALS through the Les Turner ALS Foundation, as well as special District 30 school projects. Funds are also allocated for 2018 scholarships to graduating seniors at GBS and GBN. Volunteers for the two days prior are also needed to make the event a success. For more information, visit ONGOING Laughter Group Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Glenbrook Hospital, 2180 Pfingsten Road, Glenview. Join this free laughter group at the John and Carol Walter Ambulatory Care Center’s Lower Level, rooms E and F. Laugh together and experience the changes yourself. Call (847) 571-7553. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Want to lose weight? Come join TOPS in Northbrook. This organization offers a healthy, caring, supportive approach to weight control at an affordable price. Chapter IL 847 Northbrook meets every Wednesday for a weigh-in (6:15-6:45 p.m.) and meeting (6:45-7:30 p.m.) in the back lower level of the North Northfield United Methodist Church at 797 Sanders Road. For more information, call (847) 564-3147. Chess Club Wednesday nights from 7-8:45 p.m., Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Join weekly chess club and meet likeminded enthusiasts. For all skill levels. Chess sets and clocks will be provided. For more information, visit or call (847) 272-6224. To submit an item for the calendar, contact martin@ or (847) 272-4565. Entries are due by noon Thursday the week before the publication date. news the northbrook tower | April 12, 2018 | 3 Students toss first dirt ahead of new school construction Chris Pullam Contributing Editor “This project means a great deal to us. It means that our students will have access to technology and learning spaces that will benefit their education, and it means we will have a consistent climate from classroom to classroom.” Dr. Nathan Carter — Maple principal on the importance of building a new middle school for Glenview and Northbrook students. Twelve Maple School students wielding golden spades broke ground for their new school against a backdrop of industrial bulldozers, excavators and backhoe loaders. Wearing red, plastic hard hats and winter coats, the Mustangs dug their tools into the ground and flung dirt into the sky amid a chorus of cheers at the end of Northbrook/Glenview School District 30’s groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 5. Then the D30 Board of Education took its turn, followed by district administrators, staff, teachers, village leaders, local politicians, former board members, the architectural team from ARCON Associates and representatives from Nicholas & Associates Construction. The ceremony began inside the school, where Maple Principal Dr. Nathan Carter and D30 Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley addressed a gymnasium packed with students, parents and key stakeholders. Local dignitaries at the event included Northbrook Village President Sandy Frum, Northbrook Village Manager Rich Nahrstadt, State Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-Northbrook), Shiva Mohsenzadeh from the office of State Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview), State Sen. Julie Morrison (D- 29th District), Northfield Township Supervisor Jill Brickman, Northbrook Library Director Kate Hall and Glenview Park District Director Mike McCartney. Also in attendance were former D30 board members Karen Roloff, Scott Margolin and Carlo Cavallero, as well as former Maple Principal Steven Waitz. Carter spent most of his time at the podium thanking the countless individuals who dedicated their time to actualizing the project, while Wegley outlined the fruits of their labor via a PowerPoint presentation. “This is truly a community that cares about its students, and they showed that during the referendum and how they voted,” Carter said after the ceremony. “This project means a great deal to us. It means that our students will have access to technology and learning spaces that will benefit their education, and it means we will have a consistent climate from classroom to classroom.” According to Carter, the current school experiences year-round heating and cooling issues, and students often move from warm classrooms to cold classrooms and back again throughout the day. To make matters worse, parts Maple students and stakeholders celebrate the construction of the new middle school during the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 5. PHOTO SUBMITTED The new 111,000-square-foot school will replace the existing 89,000-square-foot facility that was built in 1949. IMAGE SUBMITTED of the current building leak when it rains, forcing educators to use sandbags to keep water away from learning areas. “These are environmental distractions that our students shouldn’t have to deal with,” Carter said. “Our teachers have done a great job managing these issues, but they shouldn’t exist in the first place.” While 14 classrooms in the current building lack windows and, as a result, natural light, the new design stresses open space and floor-to-ceiling windows. It also encourages exploration through a number of convertible areas, such as stairways with attached benches for collaboration on group projects, and innovative learning environments, like a twostory science space for gravitational experiments. Several components of the old school, such as the sports wall, will find a new home in the new structure. Others, like the area celebrating the Six Pillars of Character, will be completely remodeled. “We live those pillars every day here at Maple,” Carter said. “Our students embrace the concept as they live their lives. They’re not taught separately from other subjects here. They’re taught parcel to everything else at Maple. It’s just who we are.” Voters in District 30 overwhelmingly supported the construction of a new Maple School, with a threequarters majority voting in favor of the $36.3 million bond referendum in April 2017. The District will also spend $5.2 million of its reserves on the project for a total price tag of $41.5 million. The majority, $40.6 million, will go toward the new school, with another $369,600 and $508,480 for STEM, classroom and parking improvements at Wescott and Willowbrook schools, respectively. In February 2018, the board officially signed off on the new school, approving four contracts tied to the construction of the facility. The new 111,000-squarefoot school, the future home of District 30’s sixththrough eighth-graders, will replace the existing roughly-89,000-squarefoot facility that was built Please see maple, 6