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Lake Bluff celebrates the Fourth of July, Page 6

End of an era

Lake Forest city manager

announces retirement,

Page 3

Slippery Slope

Forest Park Beach

experiences a mudslide,

Page 4

Members of the Lake Bluff American Legion Post 510 lead the Lake Bluff Fourth of July Parade Wednesday, July 4 in downtown Lake Bluff.

Harrison Raft/22nd Century Media


welcome Lake

Forest City Council

approves new Hyatt Hotel,

Page 8








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Race to Mackinac: From

Gentlemen’s Bet to

International Sporting


7-8 p.m. July 12, Lake

Forest-Lake Bluff Historical

Society, 509 E. Deerpath

Road, Lake Forest.

Veteran Mac racers from

the Chicago Yacht Club

will discuss the race from

the infamous gales, to the

boats and the characters on

them, to what life aboard

is like for yesterday’s and

today’s racers. Free for

LF-LF Historical Society

members and those 18

years old or younger, $10

for non-members. To register

and for more information,

visit www.lflbhistory.


Camera Phone


6:30-7:30 p.m. July 12,

Maker Research Labs,

653 Bank Lane, Lake Forest.

Now more than ever,

the smart phone camera

is a convenient high quality

lens used to easily take

and edit terrific photos,

plus seamlessly print or

publish digitally. Cost is

$30. To register and for

more information visit



Walk the Line! Johnny

Cash & June Carter


5-8 p.m. July 13, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old

Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Come “Walk the Line”

with America’s Sweethearts,

Johnny & June.

June’s Got the Cash now

celebrating its 10th year

performing nationally as

the famous duo will entertain

us with this unique

tribute show. Dinner will

be served at 5 p.m. Cost

is $25 for members and

$35 for non-members.

For more information, call

(847) 234-2209.

Nature and Nibbles: Edible


6-8 p.m. July 13, Lake

Forest Open Lands Association,

350 N. Waukegan

Road, Lake Forest. Naturalist

and Board Member

Marion Cartwright leads

a popular hike through

the prairie exploring the

time honored medicinal

and edible properties of

our prairie plants. Cost

is $10 for members and

$15 for non-members. For

more information, visit



PASTA Performs: Lion King

10 a.m. and noon Saturday-Sunday

July 14-15,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forset. The African

Savannah comes to

life on stage this summer

with Disney’s “The Lion

King.” To buy tickets and

for more information, visit


Rare Opportunity to

Tour Recently Restored

Mayflower Ravine

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

July 14, Ragdale Foundation,

1260 Green Bay

Road, Lake Forest. Ragdale,

the artists’ retreat in

Lake Forest offers the public

a special opportunity

to take a self-guided tour

of the recently restored,

exquisitely landscaped

Mayflower Ravine. A garden

reception will follow

the tours at noon. Tickets

are $45 advance purchase

and $60 at the door. For

more information, visit

www.ragdale.org or call



Made-Up Musical with

Storytown Improv

6:30-7:15 p.m. July 17,

Lake Forest Library, 360

E. Deerpath Road, Lake

Forest. From superheroes

to princesses to dinosaurs,

Storytown Improv takes us

on an interactive, fully improvised

adventure. We’ll

create a musical together

with audience suggestions

on everything from designing

the setting to shaping

the story. To register and

for more information, visit



Cookbook Book Club

Summer Party

7-8 p.m. July 18, Lake

Bluff Library, 123 E

.Scranton Ave., Lake

Bluff. Bring appetizers

or sweets and learn how

to make a special partyworthy

summer cocktail.

Located in the Spruth

Room. To register and for

more information, visit



A Real Mad Hatter Bubble


2-2:45 p.m. July 19,

Lake Forest Library, 360

E. Deerpath Road, Lake

Forest. We all know about

Alice in Wonderland and

the Mad Hatter’s tea party,

right? Well, what if the

Mad Hatter made bubble

tea? Come find out what

happens in this spectacular,

interactive bubble

show. To register and for

more information, visit



Elawa Farm Garden


8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays

and Saturdays Elawa

Farm, 1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest. Come

shop for the freshest veggies

and beautiful flowers,

harvested directly

from the Garden at Elawa

Farm. The market also

features seasonal homemade

items from our own

Elawa Kitchen, as well as

local artisan items for your

table, garden & home.

Memory Care & Adult Day


1:30-2:30 p.m. every

Thursday, The Sheridan

at Green Oaks, 29300 N.

Waukegan Road, Lake

Bluff. Come for a meaningful

targeted programming

to help people suffering

with dementia.

Songs by Heart Foundation

bringing beautifully

sung music and dancing to

the residents. For more information,

call (224) 723-


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. No

charge, although small donations

are welcome. Beginner

class available also

- contact Kimberly Clair at

kimjdclair@gmail.com for

information on Beginner



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Monthly Blood Pressure


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-


and third Tuesdays of

the month, Lake Forest

Graduate School of

Management, 1905 W.

Field Drive, Lake Forest.

Toastmasters is an

international organization

nication and leadership

and personal growth with

unlimited potential. Visit


sclubs.org for more information.

Toastmasters Club

Noon-1 p.m. first

that aims to help commu-

skills for professional

Wildlife Discovery Center

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday,

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

Wildlife Discovery

Center, 1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest. 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.

LakeForestLeader.com NEWS

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City manager announces retirement

after 27 years with Lake Forest

Submitted Content

In Executive Session

following Lake Forest

City Council meeting

Monday, July 2, Lake

Forest City Manager Bob

Kiely notified the City

Council of his intent to

retire, effective Jan. 30,


“After close to three decades

of putting my community

first, it is now time

I shift my priorities and

put my family first,” Kiely

told the City Council.

“The City is in a strong financial

position and has a

world-class staff, an ideal

situation to be in when

you are searching for a

new city manager.”

Kiely was appointed

city manager in November

of 1990 and is the eighth

and longest serving city

manager in Lake Forest’s

history. During Kiely’s 27

years with Lake Forest,

he has worked with nine

mayors and more than 50

aldermen and women.

“I have had the privilege

of working with Bob

for many years… first as

an Alderman, and now

as Mayor,” said Mayor

Rob Lansing. “Bob is the

very definition of the City

Council-City Manager

form of municipal government,

having provided

outstanding leadership

and management for city

staff, and high-quality

support for hundreds of

civic-minded volunteers

who have served on city

boards, commissions, and

City Council.

“His accomplishments

are many, in guiding

Lake Forest to be one of

the most fiscally-sound,

well-planned, and welloperated

communities in

the United States. These

talents and Bob’s cheerful,

objective manner will

be missed, along with his

encyclopedic knowledge

of the Lake Forest community.

On behalf of the

citizens of Lake Forest, I

thank Bob for his excellent

service, and wish him

well in retirement.”

Kiely has helped guide

many enhancements to the

community including:

• Lake Forest becoming a

Home Rule community in


• Renovating City Hall,

Dickinson Hall, Stirling

Hall, Elawa Farms, the

Deerpath Golf Course,

the Recreation Center and

Forest Park

• Purchasing and developing

Townline Park on

Route 60

• Constructing a new

LEED certified Municipal

Services Center and the

sale and redevelopment

of the former Municipal

Services Center property

known as Kelmscott Park

• Stabilizing and revitalizing

the business operations

at Gorton Community


• Structuring countless intergovernmental


agreements and operational


• Maintaining the City’s

AAA bond rating and the

lowest tax rate in Lake

County while continuing

to provide exemplary City


• Centralizing police and

fire dispatch

• Expanding/Rehabilitating

the lakefront Water

Treatment Plant

• Redeveloping the Grove

Cultural Campus

• Establishing the Lake

Bob Kiely, the Lake Forest

city manager, announced

his retirement on July

2. His retirement will be

effective Jan. 30, 2019.

PHOTO submitted

Forest Collaborative for

Environmental Leadership

and developing the

City of Lake Forest Sustainability


• Improving the Western

Avenue Streetscape

• Developing Settler’s


• BMW Championships in

2013, 2015 and 2017

• Establishing the “Welcome

Home” marketing

campaign for The City of

Lake Forest

Kiely indicated that he

made his announcement

at this time to ensure the

City Council has sufficient

opportunity to select

a quality replacement.

This timeline will permit

Kiely to initiate the Comprehensive

Plan updating

process, and start work on

the Fiscal Year 2020 City

annual budget, but leave

the finalization to his successor.

The City Council will

discuss the engagement of

a search firm and the timeline

for selecting its next

City Manager at its Monday,

July 16 meeting.


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Sacred Heart Parish

Sawbridge Studios

Scandinavian Ski Shop


Susan Kroeger for the Home

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Victor Hlavacek Florist &


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ENAZ for Life

Hofherr Meat Co.

Lori’s Designer Shoes

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Conney’s Pharmacy


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Forest Park Beach bluff fails after record rainfall

60-foot wide

mudslide closes

north beach

access road

Alyssa Groh, Editor

An unusual call came

into the Lake Forest Police

Department and the

Lake Forest Public Works

Department around 5 p.m.

on June 27, reporting a

large tree had fallen down

across the north beach access

road in Lake Forest.

When Mike Thomas,

the Public Works Director,

arrived on the scene,

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there is only one way he

could describe what he


“Picture a landslide out

in California, and that is

exactly what happened

in an area of about 60

feet wide,” Thomas said.

“That entire portion of

the bluff collapsed onto

the north beach access

road and left a pile of clay

about 6 feet tall with trees

piled on top.”

Thomas said the failure

of the bluff was 100 percent

due to the heavy rainfall

in recent months.

During the Lake Forest

City Council Meeting

Monday, July 2, Thomas



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explained to the City

Council what had occurred.

“I told the City Council

that May was the wettest

May on record, and June

was the wettest June on

record,” he said. “When

you have all that water,

essentially from Green

Bay Road east, all the

stormwater wants to drain

via the ravines and overland

to the lake. All of that

water is trying to make its

way to the lake.”

Since the bluff failure,

Thomas said the north

beach access road is

closed as it is unsafe and it

is unclear if the bluff will

fail again.

“We do not want people

down there,” Thomas said.

“If we receive a heavy

amount of rain, could the

joining part in that bluff

fail? Absolutely.”

Since the bluff failed on

June 27, surveyors have

been monitoring the bluff

for any movement after

rain fall. To ensure safety,

Thomas said Public

Works will keep a close

eye on the bluff after every

rain fall until the bluff

is repaired. They also have

measurement tools, called

inclinometers, along the

entire bluff and forest

park beach to measure any

further movement.

In the meantime, the

City is working with AE-

COM and John Keno &

Company to come up with

a design proposal to repair

the bluff, which will be

reviewed at the Lake Forest

City Council Meeting

on July 16, according to


The contractors are

working to propose a plan

with a design approach,

which Thomas said is

needed when you need to

save some time.

The repairing of the

After crews responded to a report of a fallen tree June 27 on the north beach access

road in Lake Forest, they found a mudslide that was more than six feet tall and 60


bluff will take is a lot of

re-grading and bringing

the portion of the bluff to

a 2 to 1 slope, which will

stop the bluff from sliding,

Thomas said.

The City already

planned to do work on the

ravine that is adjacent the

north beach access road

due to erosion, but will

now try to combine both

projects into one.

The cost of the projects

are unknown at this time,

but will be reviewed at the

next City Council meeting

on Monday, July 16.

RIGHT: Following hours of

clean up, the bluff on the

north beach access road

is covered in mud.

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Spirit, service displayed at Fourth of July Parade

Harrison Raft

Editorial Intern

America severed its

ties from Great Britain

by signing the Declaration

of Independence on

July Fourth, 242 years

ago. Since that historic

moment, American citizens

have celebrated their

independence watching

colorful bombs bursting in

air, and parades that commemorate

and celebrate

the brave men and women

that continue to preserve

our freedom.

The Village of Lake

Bluff hosted its 108th annual

Fourth of July Parade

that stretched 1.1 miles

and featured more than

100 parade floats in downtown

Lake Bluff.

Friends and families

colored the sidewalks of

Lake Bluff with red, white

and blue clothing as they

found their seats in a sea

of people eagerly awaiting

the floats that would sail

the street.

“The best part (about the

Lake Bluff Fourth of July

Parade) is watching all the

families that come out here

and get to enjoy the day

and a small part of America,”

said David Belmonte,

the Lake Bluff chief of police.

“It’s just a very unique

event that takes place here

in Lake Bluff with the

whole community being a

part of this. [The Fourth of

July celebration] just adds

to the atmosphere of this

being a great day.”

Resident alike came out

for the parade to celebrate

our freedom and our country.

“I just like the Fourth

of July, seeing everyone

in spirit and supporting

the country, I think it’s my

favorite holiday,” Emily

Gorczynsky said. “It’s entertaining

and fun to see

everyone come together

and celebrate, and when

the Army members were

coming, everyone was

clapping and saluting, it

was really nice.”

The Fourth of July has

always been a time for

the community to come

together and celebrate.

Houses along the parade

route hosted viewing parties

while they grilled out.

“The whole town comes

together, you hang out with

your friends and whoever

has a house on the parade

route,” said Will Paschke,

a Lake Forest resident.

The parade floats ranged

from: the Wells Fargo carriage

drawn by four horses,

bringing the crowd back to

a time before motorized


Following the clicks

and clacks of the horses

hooves, car engines roared

over the crowds applause

as they drove down the


Tamborine bands that

marched down the streets

beating their drums to the

sound of the trumpets,

along with dancers that

moved with the rhythm of

the music.

Deb Dintruff, the president

of the Fourth of July

Parade and a committee of

15 others work year-round

to plan for the parade.

“We meet the day after

the parade and start planning

for the next one,“ she

said. “It’s really fun and

it’s a great group of people,

so it really is a joy.”

RIGHT: A parade entry

entertains the crowd

during the Lake Bluff

Fourth of July Parade in

downtown Lake Bluff.

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Second place: League

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First place: Hill and

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Second place: LoMastro

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First place: Midlothian

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Second place: Rambler

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Second place: 46th

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Third place: 501st

Legion Midwest Garrison

People’s Choice

First place: Hill and

Stone Insurance Agency,


Second place: Rambler

Band of Kenosha

Third place: Band of the

Black Watch

Lake Bluff residents sit on the side of the street ready to enjoy the Lake Bluff Fourth of July Parade. Photos by

Harrison Raft/22nd Century Media

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He is a 1-year-old long

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Because of his coat, his fur is very soft. His favorite

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Lake Forest City Council

Six-story Hyatt Place hotel approved in Conway Park

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

Visitors will soon have

a new hotel to stay at in

Lake Forest.

The Lake Forest City

Council unanimously

voted for an ordinance approving

design aspects for

a new Hyatt Place hotel

on Field Drive in Conway

Park during its meeting

Monday, July 2. The City

Council also voted 6-2 to

approve a limited-term financial

incentive package

for the hotel.

The hotel will be built

on a 9.5-acre parcel and

will be six stories and 60

feet tall. The first floor will

include meeting rooms,

a fitness center, pool and

restaurant, and the second

through sixth floors will

include a total of 158 hotel


“We’re all in agreement

that this is a very good

project and very good for

the community and something

that we should support,”

Alderman Ray Buschmann

said. “We have a

development that we all

agree will help the city and

profit for the city.”

Per the incentive agreement,

the developer, Janko

Group, will receive as

much as $2.8 million in tax

incentives. The agreement

also prohibits the City

from authorizing incentive

payments to other hotels

for four years from the effective

date of Sept. 30,

2018. No incentive payments

can be made during

the four-year period to a

competing hotel located in

Lake Forest and lying west

of a line, which is 1,000

feet east of the eastern

boundary of the Waukegan

Road right-of-way.

The estimated 20-year

tax revenue to Lake Forest

from the project is approximately

$7.9 million.

“This is a great deal,”

Alderman Jack Reisenberg

said. “It provides significant

tax revenue to us. The

incentives are entirely appropriate

for what we’re

doing. Quite frankly, I

want to give the exclusivity

to them so that they can

go to the bank and get the

deal they want.”

Alderman Prue Beidler,

who cast one of the two

votes against approving

the incentive agreement,

was opposed to the exclusivity

clause that prohibits

the City from making

incentive payments to

competing hotels from

Sept. 30, 2018-Sept. 30,


“I think this is a terrific

project in the right place,”

she said. “I’m completely

on board with the necessity

of an incentive package,

but I don’t like this one.

The thing I don’t like about

this one is the exclusivity.”

Alderman Melanie

Rummel, who cast the second

vote in opposition to

the incentive agreement,

felt the exclusivity clause

was unnecessary.

“I don’t think that government

is in the business

of putting in place restrictions

on the free market,”

she said. “Whether or not

a hotel comes in is still

totally in our hands. We

can still be the final determinant

of whether another

hotel comes in there.”

Alderman Michelle

Moreno shared the concerns

on the exclusivity

clause with her colleagues

that voted against the incentive

agreement, but despite

that she voted to approve


“I favor this,” she said.

“There are aspects of it I

don’t like. I don’t like giving

exclusivity to anybody,

but I do think we have

to do this. I do think the

Janko Group is the right

group to do it. I think staff

has done a phenomenal

job negotiating this, so I’m

very happy with it.”

Alderman Tim Newman

favored the exclusivity

clause because he felt it

would be more than four

years for another comparable

hotel to be up and


“I’m comfortable with

the exclusivity arrangement

because of how long

it takes for projects of this

size to get through our

process,” he said. “If it

helps the developer secure

financing because it locks

up a site, I think that’s a

quid pro quo that I can live


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Northwestern Medicine

Lake Bluff Criterium and

Block Party, July 21, in

downtown Lake Bluff, with

races starting at 9 a.m. The

Block Party on the Lake

Bluff Village Green will

begin mid-afternoon and

continue until long after


Guests at the event will

have an opportunity to witness

13 bike races that include

world class cyclists

from more than 30 states

in the USA and 15 foreign

countries. The racers will

be competing for prize

money and the kids, ages 3

to 9, in a race sponsored for

them by Lake Forest Bank

& Trust, will be competing

just for fun.

Northwestern Medicine

will also serve as the official

healthcare provider for

the event, and will have onsite

healthcare professionals

to care for participants

and spectators who may

need medical attention during

the event.

Lake Bluff’s Grand Tour

will be lead off by the all

new BMW X2, on loan for

the day from Knauz Automotive

Group, Lake Bluff.

New to the festivities

this year is the Chris Clark

Bicycle Stunt Show with

performances at 3:45 and

7:05 p.m.

Guests at the Block Party

will also be entertained by

live band performances,

featuring classic rock music.

There will be one lucky

raffle winner, taking home

a Schwinn Ranger Mountain

Bike, courtesy of Schwinn

Bikes. Tickets will be

available for purchase for

$1 each at the Community

Church booth on the Village

Green with proceeds

benefitting the World Bicycle

Relief Fund.

For more information

about the Northwestern

Medicine Lake Bluff Criterium

and Block Party, visit



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Wilmette woman arrested

for felony burglary at two

different residences

Ashley A. Luksik, 33,

of Wilmette, was charged

with three felony counts

of residential burglary following

alleged incidents

on Friday, June 29, and

Sunday, July 1, in Wilmette

Wilmette Police responded

to a residential

burglary in which the victim

reported that the offenders

had just left his

home at approximately

10:52 a.m. June 29 in the

800 block of Leyden Lane.

The victim was sleeping

in his bedroom and was

awakened by the female

offender, later identified

as Luksik, allegedly rummaging

through his personal

belongings on his

bedroom floor. The offender

is a former acquaintance

of the victim but did not

have permission to be in

the home. Luksik left the

resident when asked to by

the victim.

Wilmette Police responded

to a residential

burglary in which the victim

reported that the offender,

later identified as

Luksik, had just fled his

home at 11:41 a.m. July

1 in the 900 block of Romona

Road. The victim related

that at approximately

11:10 a.m., he returned

home from a weekend trip

and discovered that one

of his basement windows

had been broken out and

another door leading to the

basement had been forced

open. As he was inspecting

further, he observed Luksik

allegedly walking near

several items stacked up

in the basement window

well that had previously

been in his basement. The

victim and other witnesses

area in a maroon Sedan

with a second male offender,

later identified as Jason

K. Krzak, 40, of Morton


Reporting by Eric De-

Grechie, Managing Editor.

Full story at WilmetteBeacon.com.


Village president rebuts

claims of financial


At the outset of the

Monday, July 2 Glenview

Village Board meeting,

Village President Jim Patterson

delivered a detailed

rebuttal to that morning’s

Chicago Tribune editorial

headlined “How to avoid

Glenview’s party-hearty


The editorial was based

on a review by the paper’s

Pioneer Press satellite

publications of 2014-17

expenses on village-issued

credit cards of “roughly

$540,000 in purchases that

included parties, dinners

and travel” and alleged

that there was “a lack of

transparency documenting


“I want to assure everyone

that the Board of

Trustees has been a good

financial steward for the

Village of Glenview,” said

Patterson, who was incorrectly

identified as Glenview’s

mayor in the editorial.

“Board members do

care and they are passionate

about how every dollar

is spent. Every purchase

must have a receipt. We

are very transparent.”

In the village president’s

opinion, lumping

three years of purchases

to produce the “roughly

$540,000” total creates the

misleading impression that

spending is excessive.

According to Patterson,

all purchases were included

in the budgets for each

of the years. He said credit

cards have to be used for

online purchases because

it is the only method of

payment accepted and that

training events for staff

members entail transportation

expenses, meals and

overnight hotel stays. He

broke down several of the

expenditures that the editorial


Reporting by Neil Milbert,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlenviewLantern.



Three-year Glencoe trustee

to resign

Citing relocation, Village

of Glencoe Trustee

Trent Cornell announced

this week he’ll resign from

the board of trustees on

Aug. 31.

Glencoe’s village code

requires that all trustees

reside in the corporate

boundaries of the Village

of Glencoe, and Cornell

and his family are moving

to Long Grove, about 30

miles northwest of Glencoe.

“My family loves Glencoe,

and I really enjoyed

being a trustee, so we’re

sad to leave,” Cornell told

The Anchor via email.

“It’s been a great experience

interacting with my

neighbors and the dedicated

staff we have at the

Village to keep improving

our town, and I hope more

younger residents continue

to get involved and give


Cornell, 46, was elected

to the Village of Glencoe

Board of Trustees in April

2015 and according to

the Village, in that time

served on the Community

Grants Committee and

was integral to the development

of the most recent

Strategic Plan.

To Cornell, the most rewarding


was uniting Glencoe organizations,

especially, he

said, because of Illinois’

vast government network.

“I’d have to say I’m

most pleased about something

we began when I

was on the Glencoe Park

District that continues to

grow, and that is shared

services and cooperation

between the local government

entities in Glencoe,

and also with neighboring

municipalities,” he said.

“It’s idiotic that Illinois

has so many units of local

government. Since that

isn’t likely to change, the

next best thing is to share

services and leverage buying


Reporting by Joe Coughlin,

publisher. Full story at GlencoeAnchor.com


Winnetka celebrates

Fourth of July with parade

Winnetka loves the July

4th holiday.

Once again it celebrated

America’s birthday in a

big way.

The 131st anniversary

saw the annual parade

cheered on by flag-waving

residents and friends lined

along the route.

The parade featured

approximately 60 local

businesses, schools, organizations

and residents on

floats, in marching and fife

bands, lawn chair twirlers,

acrobats, horse-drawn carriage

and decorated cars

— many antique ones including

an old white fire


Reporting by Hilary Anderson,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent.

Police Reports

Drunken driver located

after leaving the scene

of an accident in LF

Danial A. Rodriguez, 41,

of the 400 block of Linden

Avenue, was charged with

a DUI of alcohol and leaving

the scene of an accident

at 1:04 p.m. on June

24, in the intersection of

Route 41 and Old Elm

Road in Lake Forest.

Police responded to a

call concerning a vehicle

crash in which a suspect

vehicle left the scene. Police

located the offender,

identified as Rodriguez, at

his home on Linden Avenue.

When police spoke to

Rodriguez, they observed

obvious signs of impairment

and in their presence,

Rodriguez admitted to

drinking alcohol.

Subsequent to the investigation,

Rodriguez was

arrested. Rodriguez was

transported to the Public

Safety Building where he

was processes and submitted

to a breath test that resulted

in a sample reading

of 0.256 BAC.

In other police news:

Lake Forest:

July 1:

•William M. Ori, 32,

of Highland Park, was

charged with a DUI of alcohol

at 9:53 p.m. in the

500 block of Bank Lane.

Police on patrol in the

area conducted a traffic

stop on a silver Saturn after

observing the vehicle

driving the wrong way on

a one-way street. Police

stopped the vehicle and

spoke to the driver, identified

as Ori. While officers

were speaking to Ori, they

detected a strong odor of

alcohol coming from his

breath and observed signs

of impairment. When

questioned, Ori stated he

consumed two beers at a

local bar, but he had also

been drinking beer all day.

Ori was requested to submit

to field sobriety testing

and as a result of the test,

he was arrested.

June 28:

• Maria L. Mendez, 31, of

Waukegan, was charged

with a DUI of alcohol and

possession of drug paraphernalia

at 1:57 a.m. in

the intersection of Route

41 and Deerpath Road.

Police on patrol observed

a vehicle driving erratically

south on Route 41

and conducted a stop on

the vehicle. When officers

approached the vehicle

and spoke to the driver,

identified as Mendez, they

immediately smelled the

odor of alcohol on her

breath and observed that

she was displaying signs

of intoxication. Officer requested

Mendez perform

several field sobriety tests,

which she did not complete.

Mendez was placed

under arrest.


Lake Forest Leader’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

at the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff Police Department

headquarters. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

the court of law.

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14 | July 12, 2018 | The lake forest leader News


First residency class graduates from Lake Forest Hospital

Submitted by

Northwestern Medicine

Lake Forest Hospital

The first medical residency

program for the

Northwestern Medicine

Lake Forest Hospital is

graduating its inaugural

class, prompting a

time for celebration, not

just for the young physicians,

but for the program


The Northwestern Mc-

Gaw Family Medicine

Residency at Lake Forest

Hospital welcomed its

first class of physicians

in 2015, but the work to

create the program dates

back several years before

that, said Deborah S. Clements,

MD, FAAFP, chair

of Family and Community

Medicine at Northwestern

University Feinberg

School of Medicine. Clements

sees the residency

program as another example

of Northwestern

Medicine Lake Forest

Hospital’s expanding participation

with academics

and research.

“Their graduation is so

exciting because the residents

really established

Northwestern Medicine

Lake Forest Hospital as

a community academic

health center,” Dr. Clements

said. “It was a huge

transition for everyone

here. You can develop a

curriculum and bring on

the residents, but changing

the culture is a leap,

and we were successful in

doing that. The residency

program creates a culture

of inquisitiveness and


The residency program

boasts unique aspects.

Residents participate in a

Spanish immersion program,

and complete clinical

rotations in three locations

with different types

of patients — inpatients,

at Northwestern Medicine

Lake Forest Hospital;

outpatients, at Northwestern

Medicine Grayslake

Outpatient Center; and

economically disadvantaged

patients at Erie

HealthReach in Waukegan,

a Federally Qualified

Health Center (FQHC)

that is partially funded by

Northwestern Medicine.

For resident J. Mica

Guzman, MD, MS, that

diversity was key.

“I honestly don’t know

of many other residency

programs that have two

different clinical sites in

addition to an inpatient

hospital experience,”

Guzman said.

He noted that the group

was able to follow patients

through their medical

process, whether it was

inpatient, outpatient, or

even in some cases, hospice.

That breadth of experience

was evident by the

career paths that the graduating

residents chose to

pursue, Clements said.

Two residents have accepted

positions as hospitalists,

one will work

at an FQHC in Indiana,

and another will return

to her home community

in central Illinois to practice

family medicine. Two

more have accepted fellowships

and another will

remain with Northwestern

Medicine as a family

medicine physician.

Clements is also proud

List of Graduates:

• Anna Balabanova,

MD, will remain at

Northwestern Medicine

with a fellowship at

Northwestern Medicine

Osher Center for

Integrative Medicine.

• Latoya Epps-Scott,

MD, has accepted a

hospitalist position in

Georgia, near her family.

• Ryan Golden, MD,

will be joining the

hospitalist team at Lake

Forest Hospital.

• J. Mica Guzman, MD,

is headed for a sports

medicine fellowship in


• Tiffany Holland, MD,

will join Northwestern

Medical Group in

the North Region as

a family medicine


• Jennah LaHood

Siwak, MD, will return to

her home community of

Peoria to practice family


• Aditya Shah, MD, will

be working in an FQHC

in Indiana.

that three of the seven

physicians will remain in

the Northwestern Medicine


To learn more about

Northwestern Medicine,

visit nm.org. To

learn more about Northwestern

Medicine Lake

Forest Hospital, visit
















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Honor the hardest working woman

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13 North Shore women will be honored in the following categories:

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1. Letters to the Editor: Waukegan and

Everett eyesore needs attention

2. City Manager announces retirement after

serving Lake Forest for 27 years

3. A Look Into History: From coal mines to

standard oil

4. Six golfers hunker down for golf

marathon, raise $26K

5. Lake Forest City Council: Six-story Hyatt

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From the Editor

Do your part to save the environment

Alyssa Groh



should start this off by

saying I have always

cared about the environment,

but was never

someone who went out of

my way to find recycling

or yelled at those who

don’t recycle.

Growing up, we always

had multiple garbage cans.

One for our everyday garbage,

one for recycling,

one for pop cans (I lived

in a family that LOVED

pop), and one for paper.

From day one, I was

always taught to recycle.

As I became an adult

I always recycled, but

again, never went out of

my way to find recycling.

Since living in my own

apartment, I have become

more and more aware of

what can and cannot be recycled.

My boyfriend and

I have dedicated an entire

garbage can for recycling.

But, helping the environment

is not only about


Growing up, we did

not have the cleanest tap

water, so for the majority

of my life I always

drank water out of a water

bottle. I was so spoiled by

filtered water, I hated the

taste of tap water and, until

about two weeks ago,

refused to drink tap water.

I would rather go thirsty

to drink tap water. Yes,

I know that is a little

extreme, but it was true,

until recently.

Not only did I only drink

bottled water, but I am

attached to my Contigo

water bottle that keeps my

water nice and cold all day

long. So, every single day

I pour at least four plastic

water bottles into my Contigo

water bottle.

After moving into my

apartment and really getting

focused on recycling,

I realized how much of

my recycling bin was

filled with plastic water

bottles. And it dawned on

me. I am using a reusable

water bottle, but filling it

with water out of a plastic

water bottle, hurting the

environment and endangering

our animals in

the ocean.

I decided to grow up

and have stopped using

water bottles. Now, I can’t

give myself too much

credit because I still hate

the taste of tap water. So,

I went out and bought a

Brita water filter and fill it

with water and then pour

that into my water bottle.

There are so many small

things we can be doing in

our daily lives that help

the environment and in

turn keep animals (and

humans) alive.

What small things can

you do on a daily basis

to help the environment?

Start recycling? Stop using

plastic straws?

Whatever it is, if we

choose a few small things

to start doing that help the

environment it will go a

long way.

Wildlife Discovery Center posted this photo

on July 4. Wildlife Discovery Center posted

this photo of its staff working the booth at the

annual festival and fireworks.

Like The Lake Forest Leader: facebook.com/


Check out Lake Bluff Police “After all the 4th

of July celebrations, we had some residents

drop off found bicycles. If you’re missing a

bike, please stop by and let us know, and

maybe we have yours!” @LakeBluffPolice

On July 6 Lake Bluff Police, tweeted about

lost bikes that were turned in after the Fourth

of July.

Follow The Lake Forest Leader: @TheLFLeader

go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

On June 27 part of the

bluff at Forest Park Beach

fell approximately 60 feet,

Page 4

Letters to the Editor

Keep Lake Forest beautiful

and safe

On Monday, July 16,

the City Council will vote

whether or not to allow a

carwash, gas station and

mini market at the dangerous,

congested, narrow

intersection of Everett

and Waukegan roads

(Death Valley). To allow

this to happen will pose

threats both real and aesthetically

to our town.

The reasons to oppose are

many: air, noise and light

pollution, increased congestion

and disrespect to

a house of worship and an

ugly, noisy entrance to our

community whose reputation

as safe, serene and

desirable will be a thing

of the past. Property values

will diminish (no one

wants to live in the vicinity

of these assaults to our

senses) and the taxpayers

in all four wards could

likely be coerced to make

up the difference with increased

personal property


Mr. Alexander Stuart

is the owner of this narrow,

vacant parcel on

the Southeast corner. For

more than three years he

has sought a zone variance

to circumvent existing

sensible zoning

requiring a small retail

or service business to satisfy

the recurring needs of

neighbors. Our city council

has wisely not allowed

that to happen. So many

options are available to

Mr. Stuart but he is obdurate

in seeking only Waterway.


Please show your love

of community and your

right as a citizen to get

his answer. Attend the

City Council meeting

Monday, July 16 at 6:30

at City Hall, 220 East

Deerpath. For more information

email LFintegrity@yahoo.com.


The Lake Forest Leader

Sound Off Policy

Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces

from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company

as a whole. The Lake Forest Leader encourages readers to write

letters to Sound Off. All letters must be signed, and names

and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers

include their address and phone number for verification, not

publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Lake

Forest Leader reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become

property of The Lake Forest Leader. Letters that are published

do not reflect the thoughts and views of The Lake Forest Leader.

Letters can be mailed to: The Lake Forest Leader, 60 Revere

Drive ST 888, Northbrook, IL, 60062. Fax letters to (847)

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to making the best

choice is your privilege

and duty.

Chick Magoon Hayman

and Edward H. Hayman,

Residents of Lake Forest

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Food from the homeland

Winnetka’s Avli Restaurant serves modern

takes on Greek cuisine, Page 24

Residents learn about 19th century Lake Bluff during history tour, Page 21

Lake Bluff Village President Kathleen O’Hara (left), addresses a group of residents during the Camp Meeting Cottages and Country Houses

walking tour Sunday, July 8. Gina Grillo/22nd Century Media

20 | July 12, 2018 | The lake forest leader PUZZLES


north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Partner of tac

and toe

4. Salad dressing

9. Line to the audience

14. Showbiz connections

15. Shalom, in


16. Points at the

dinner table

17. Utmost degree

18. “____ ____

You”- 2017 song

from teen singer

Zara Larsson

20. Mountain

goat’s perch

22. Goat hybrid

23. Ontario’s


27. Property agent

32. Wilmette

shopping center

34. Ballerina skirt

35. Famous explorer

36. Knucklehead

40. Calendar spans,

for short

42. More peculiar

43. Hand lotion


44. Asian region,

with “the”

46. Wilmette

house built by Frnak

Lloyd Wright

52. Painted part

53. Let up

56. Not more

58. Forward end of

an aircraft

59. Maintaining

financial records

66. Bake sale org.

67. Doff one’s


68. ‘’All My Children’’


69. Part of


70. Steak cutter

71. Good news for


72. Pertinent


1. Touch of color

2. M.C’s lead-in

3. Black key

4. Fled

5. Schooner filler

6. Fall month

7. Good cooker

8. Zimbabwe capital

9. Dissonant

10. “Yes __, right


11. Beethoven’s “Minuet


12. Near failing grade

13. Eastern time, abbr.

19. Kindle

21. Goal in Mexico

24. Brussels-based defense


25. Ending for a toy dog

26. Like Cheerios

28. Diane of “A Kiss

Before Dying,” 1991

29. Set foot (on)

30. Fairy tale monster

31. React angrily

33. Engraver Albrecht

36. Poivre’s partner

37. Laine of jazz

38. N.H.L legend Gordie

39. “___ Kampf”

41. Shopper stopper

42. “Dock of the Bay”


45. Not an ocean

47. Respectful greeting

48. “Très ___!”

49. Loose overcoat

50. Five-star off.

51. Big buildup

54. Lens setting

55. Sumptuous repast

57. “___ Smile” (Hall &


59. Bird of the Northern


60. News source

61. Vital force of Chinese


62. Butterfingers

63. Zippo

64. Half of D

65. Yes!


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LakeForestLeader.com LIFE & ARTS

the lake forest leader | July 12, 2018 | 21

Walking tour explores the early resort era of Lake Bluff

Gina Grillo

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Bluff History

Museum hosted its first

docent-led walking tour of

the summer, Camp Meeting

Cottages and Country

Houses, a 90-minute

neighborhood jaunt, inviting

participants to take a

stroll back in time on Sunday,

July 8.

Nan Caldwell, a Lake

Bluff History Museum

board member and tour

docent, said it’s important

for small towns like Lake

Bluff to have a history museum

that serves to collect,

archive and preserve the

history of the town.

The tour explored the

Camp Meeting Association,

established in 1875,

and the early resort era of

Lake Bluff.

“The city of Chicago

with its stockyards, steel,

coal and meat-packing

industries, was a sooty,

dirty and smelly place,”

Caldwell said. “(It was a)

place where people wanted

to get away for the summer,

and often men would

send their families to Lake

Bluff for the entire summer,

and then take the train

in to spend weekends with

their families.”

The Lake Bluff Camp

Meeting was started by a

group of Methodist Ministers

and businessmen

who purchased 100 acres

in Lake Bluff with the intent

to develop a summer

resort and religious camp


Caldwell said the Camp

Meeting Association was

fashioned after the Chautauqua

movement, which

was started at Lake Chautauqua,

N.Y. in 1874, creating

assemblies organized

around the four pillars of

arts, education, religion

and recreation.

“The Lake Bluff Association

under this guise

also offered gatherings and

educational programs held

under a huge tabernacle

(built for this purpose),

lectures, concerts, art lessons

and discussions, all

promoting the edification

of the mind, body and

soul” Caldwell said.

The camp environment

began with sturdy tents

and evolved into cottages,

eventually leading to the

incorporation of the Village

in 1895, according to


Local mystery novelist,

Deborah Rine attended

the tour with her husband

Larry Rine, and said she

thought going on the tour

might be a good way to

find some inspiration for

her writing.

“A tour like this one

helps to give depth and

historical perspective to

your understanding of the

town you are living in,”

Rine said. “Knowing more

about the stories of the

past helps you understand

the present.”

According to Caldwell,

Lake Bluff is full of history

involving important

residents, that include

such notables as social reformer

and women’s rights

activist, Frances Willard,

author Frederic Nelson

Litten, and Congressman

Bob McClory.

Lake Bluff History Museum

Vice President Pam

Russell said in addition

to regular displays and

special exhibits, upcoming

tours will include Crab

Tree Farm: Arts & Crafts

Collection, Camp Meetings:

Chautauquas, Artists

and Anarchists and a

Ghost walk this fall.

For a complete list of

tours and other upcoming

museum activities, visit




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22 | July 12, 2018 | The lake forest leader FAITH


Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church (680 West

Deerpath, Lake Forest)

Women’s Book Club

8 a.m. Saturday, July

14. The club will meet to

discuss “Through Gates

of Splendor” by Elisabeth

Elliot. The book is the true

story of five young missionaries

who sought to

bring the Gospel of Christ

to native peoples of eastern

Ecuador. All are welcome.

Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest)

Culture Lost, Cultured

Reclaimed: The Catholic


7-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays

through July 17. The

Adult Education Committee

will once again offer

this program with presenter

Charles Craigmile.

A lecture with a Q&A session

will be followed by

refreshments and fellowship.

Each Tuesday will

discuss a different topic:

• July 17 - Eschatology –

“The Last Passage”

All are welcome and

there is no charge for the


Vacation Bible School

9 a.m.-noon, July 23-27.

Adult volunteers needed.

Contact Sarah Campbell in

the RE office if interested.

Registration is available

online. For more information,

call (847) 234-0090

or email vbs.chruchofstmary.org.

First Presbyterian Church (700 Sheridan

Road, Lake Forest)

Summer Worship Schedule

10 a.m. Sundays,

through September 2. Followed

by fellowship.

Summer Book Club: The

New Testament

11 a.m. Every Sunday.

Participants will read

through the New Testament

over the summer.

There will be a discussion

on passages participants

find most meaningful. For

more information, and to

find the week’s passage,

visit firstchurchlf.org.

Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

Popsicles in the Park

9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday,

July 18. Northcroft

Park, 1365 South Ridge

Road. Cool off and have

fun at this summer event.

Senior High Youth Group

7-9 p.m. Sundays. All

are welcome for a time

of worship, teaching and

fellowship. Friends are

encouraged to attend. For

more information, call

(847) 234-1001.

Love INC Furniture


8 a.m.-noon, second Saturday

of the month. Volunteer

to help load, deliver

and pick-up furniture. All

ages and abilities are welcome,

youth is welcome

with adult supervision. For

more information, contact

Tim Banks at timothycbanks@yahoo.com.

Union Church of Lake Bluff (525 E.

Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff)

Live Wires

4-5 p.m. Wednesdays,

Fellowship Hall. Live

Wires is the Union Church

youth group for fourththrough


The group meets for lively

discussion and fun activities.

Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page to


com. The deadline is noon on

Thursday. Questions? Call

(847) 272-4565 ext. 35.

visit us online at LAKEFORESTLEADER.com

In Memoriam

Bernice Gregorio

Bernice Gregorio

“Bern”, 92, of Lake Forest,

died at home surrounded

by her loving

family on June 21. Of her

ever-growing family, Bern

used to say, “Can you believe

from two people, we

produced all of this!” Bern

lost her treasured partner

and best friend, Greg, in

2015. Bern and Greg loved

golfing, playing bridge and

spending time with friends

at their clubs, Knollwood

and Bonita Bay. Gregorio

was widely admired for

her strength, elegance and

classic style, especially her

beautiful white hair. Born

and raised in Chicago,

she was a Roosevelt High

School graduate. A lifelong

learner, she earned

two degrees at Northwestern

University where she

went on to teach drama

and speech. Truly a woman

ahead of her time, she

will be deeply missed and

always remembered. Beloved

wife of 58 years to

her late husband, Antone

(Greg) Gregorio. She is

survived by her children,

Lisa (Patrick) Kelly and

John (Amy); grandchildren,

John (Kelly) Kelly,

Caroline (Jack) Ryden,

Margaret (Phil) Yeager,

Kathleen Kelly and John,

Ali, and Andrew Gregorio;


to whom she was known

as Gigi, Madeline and Patrick

Kelly, JR Ryden, and

Charlotte Yeager. In lieu of

flowers, contributions can

be made in her name to the

Chicago Botanic Gardens,

Attn: Tribute Gift Program

1000 Lake Cook Road,

Glencoe, IL 60022.

Patricia Kammerer

Patricia Kammerer (nee

McDermott), 88, formerly

of Lake Forest, died June

16. Born July 25, 1929 in

Madison, Wisc., to Stella

(Zimmerer) and Albert Ira

McDermott. She grew up

in Oshkosh, Wisconsin attending

St. Mary’s Elementary

and Oshkosh High

School. Graduated from St.

Mary’s College of Notre

Dame, South Bend, Ind.,

B.A. Business. Graduate

studies at Medill School of

Journalism, Northwestern

University. Professional career

included General Motors,

Logistics, Overseas

Division, Detroit, Marathon

Corporation, HR,

Neenah, Wisc., and Chicago’s

WGN Radio, based

in Europe, running PR for

Cliff Johnson’s Eisenhower

Award winning radio program,

“Sounds of Europe.”

Married John Roy Kammerer

in 1955, together

they were blessed with

seven children. They lived

in Syracuse, N.Y., Evanston,

Deerfield and in 1968,

moved to Lake Forest, their

home for the last 50 years.

Volunteer activities include

President, Chairman and

Treasurer of Peacock Camp

for Children with physical

disabilities , Lake Villa;

board member of many

organizations including

Lake Forest Parks and Recreation

Board, Lake Forest

Symphony Board, Fox

Trail Council, Boy Scouts

of America and Illinois

Club for Catholic Women.

She was a longtime supporter

of Chicago institutions:

Field Museum, Art

Institute, Lyric Opera, and

Presentation Ball Auxiliary.

She was the President

of Women’s Republican

Club of Lake Forest Lake

Bluff (2006-2008), Inaugural

Vice-Chairwoman of

the West Deerfield Township

Republican Organization,

and GOP Captain and

served as a long time election

judge. Devoted time

to Presidential, Senate and

Congressional campaigns

as she believed active participation

was her civic

duty. Building friendships

that lasted a few minutes or

a lifetime made her happy.

An exploratory traveler,

she was open to a trip on a

moment’s notice and loved

to uncover the world with

Jack, her husband of 56

years. There was always

another place to see and

she delighted in sharing

her photos and stories with

family and friends. She believed

in working for her

church, her community and

her country. The true love

of her life was her family

and they were always

first. Preceded in death by

her husband John and her

son Dennis as well as her

brother Thomas McDermott.

She is survived by

her children, Mark (Mia),

Michael, Thomas (Audra),

Maureen Proctor (Andrew),

Alexandra McNett

(Scott) and Anne Butrus

(Gregory); 13 grandchildren

and one great-grandchild;

and sister, Ellen

McDermott Gibson. In

lieu of flowers please make

donations in memory of

Patricia Kammerer to one

of the following: Lumen

Christi Institute,www.lumenchristi.org,

1220 E.

58th St., Chicago, IL attention

of Steve Nache

at snache@lumenchristi.

org or (708) 427-6357

Brain Research Foundation,

www.thebrf.org, 111

W. Washington St., Suite

1460 Chicago, IL 60602

attention of Sandra Jaggi at

(312) 759-5150.

Margaret D. F. Mahan

Margaret D. F. Mahan

(nee Heber), 85, of Lake

Bluff, died June 22, after

a brief illness. She was

born on March 28, 1933,

in Caterham, England, the

fifth and youngest child of

Frank and Martha Heber.

She lived through World

War II, including air raids

during the Battle of Britain

and later the V1 guided

missiles that were called

“Doodlebugs”. She attended

school locally, graduating

from the University of

Oxford with a degree in

French and German and

began her career teaching

those languages to middle

and high schoolers. In

1960, she moved to the

United States, living with

her Aunt, Flora Danneberger

in Bethleham, PA,

and working at a bookstore

managed by her cousin,

Margaret. In 1962, she

took a job with the University

of Chicago Press writing

jacket copy, retiring in

1998 as a managing editor.

Never one to slow down,

she continued to work on

a freelance basis, revising

The Chicago Manual of

Style and editing manuscripts.

Margaret married

Tom Flack in 1964, living

in Oak Park and River

Forest until Tom’s death in

1981. In 1983, she married

Donald Mahan and moved

to Lake Bluff. She made

Lake Bluff her home for

the past 35 years, celebrating

her citizenship of the

United States every Fourth

of July and being an active

member at the Church of

the Holy Spirit. She was

sustained by her family

and friends, including the

late Donald H. Mahan,

Sr., her stepsons, Donald

(Sally Hood) Mahan, Jr.

and Paul Mahan, granddaughters,

Madeleine Mahan

and Camille (Nathan)

Shoaf, great- granddaughter,

Hazel Shoaf and many

nieces, nephews, greatnieces,

great-nephews and

her dear friend, the late

Peter F. Connor. In lieu of

flowers, the family suggests

donations be made

to the Church of the Holy

Spirit for their Mission and

Outreach fund.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email


com with information about

a loved one who was part of

the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff


LakeForestLeader.com LIFE & ARTS

the lake forest leader | July 12, 2018 | 23

As part of an initiative to keep the community moving, Go Lake Bluff held a coloring

contest asking young artists to draw themselves eating or doing something healthy.


GO Lake Bluff announces

winners of kids coloring contest

Submitted by Lake Bluff

Park District

In conjunction with

GO Lake Bluff’s ongoing

commitment to get and

keep the community moving

— all in the name of

health — the Lake Bluff

Park District held a coloring


Children of all ages

were encouraged to draw

a picture of themselves

doing or eating something


The contest was held at

the Lake Bluff Farmers

market on June 15 and at

the June 23 Community

Walk and Fest.

It was hard to pick a

winner from the many creative

entries, but the judges

had to keep the health

theme of the contest first

and foremost, eliminating

some very talented artists.

Each of the three winners,

will receive a $10

gift card, compliments of

Suzy’s Swirl.

This drawing, of a young girl playing soccer, was one of

three winners in the GO Lake Bluff coloring contest.

This drawing was also a winner displaying getting

exercise by walking a dog.

24 | July 12, 2018 | The lake forest leader DINING OUT


Traditional Greek plus contemporary spin equals success at Avli Restaurant

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

Louie Alexakis lights

up when he’s talking

about food and his family’s

homeland of Greece.

The Winnetka resident

has combined these two

passions into the highly

successful Avli Restaurant,

a North Shore dining

destination, for almost a


Located at 566 Chestnut

St. in Winnetka, Avli

Restaurant, is just mere

blocks from his home.

Alexakis has been

around the culinary world

his entire life. His parents,

Greek immigrants, ran hot

dog stands in Chicago for

more than 50 years and

were the oldest concessionaire

in the Chicago

Park District at one time.

Other family members

have run Greek eateries

throughout the city for

many years.

Since the 1990s, Alexakis

has owned several restaurants

in Chicagoland

himself, and he opened

Avli in 2009.

“For the past 25 years,

all I’ve thought about is

how I can innovate Greek

cuisine,” Alexakis said.

Recently, a group of

22nd Century Media editors

stopped into Avli to

talk with Alexakis and try

some of his dishes.

We started out with a

watermelon salad ($7/

small and $12/large) that

is a summertime staple at


The refreshing salad

features watermelon, red

onions, toasted almonds,

fresh mint, manouri

cheese with a rosewater

and olive oil dressing. The

dish was an ideal starter

on the warm day.

Alexakis said the

Greek cheese, which really

stands out for its

Grilled artichokes ($8) are served with capers, lemon

zest and extra virgin olive oil.

unique taste, is also used

in a cheesecake dish and

found grilled in a walnut

and arugula salad.

The watermelon salad

was accompanied by a

beet salad ($8 and $13)

made with local Midwestern

red and yellow beets,

along with spinach, arugula,

pistachios, Greek

goat cheese, extra virgin

olive oil and truffle oil.

Take one bite of any of

Alexakis’s dishes and the

amount of thought that

went into it is quickly

evident with each bite.

The food also pops on

the plate with a medley of

colors accentuating what

is being served.

“What we like to do

here is take something

that is very traditional

and Greek, but maybe just

make the plate a little bit

more contemporary,” said

Alexakis, who will be

opening two restaurants

in Chicago — a Greek

restaurant in Lincoln Park

in August and another one

in River North soon thereafter.

According to Alexakis,

grilling artichokes is very

popular in Greece and an

artichoke-based dish ($8)

is often ordered at Avli.

The artichokes, grilled

to perfection, are served

Avli Restaurant

566 Chestnut St.,


(847) 446-9300


11 a.m.-10 p.m.


11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-


with capers, lemon zest

and extra virgin olive oil.

Next, we tried a beef

kabob ($21) made with

chargrilled beef tenderloin,

described by Alexakis

as “mini filet mignon,”

herbs, spices and lemonoregano


We also sampled the

broiled branzino ($29), or

Mediterranean sea bass.

Fish from Greece is

flown in to Avli twice a


“The only way you can

get that fish better is to eat

it in Greece,” Alexakis


The branzino had more

of a classic, buttery taste

than most white fish and

its freshness was definitely


We were served some

traditional Greek-style

chicken with the chicken

riganati ($16), or baked

chicken, with extra virgin

olive oil, tomato, herbs

The broiled branzino ($29), or Mediterranean sea bass, and other fish are flown in

weekly from Greece to Winnetka’s Avli Restaurant. Photos by Harrison Raft/22nd

Century Media

The watermelon salad ($7/small or $12/large) features fresh watermelon, red onions,

toasted almonds, fresh mint, manouri cheese with a rosewater and olive oil dressing.

and lemon-oregano rice.

Alexakis often travels

to Greece for new culinary

ideas, but he also

finds it useful to travel to

other countries and see

how they serve Greek

food. For example, he has

under his employment an

Australian Greek chef.

For dessert, we tried

one of his dishes called

Ice Cream Indulgence

($7) that consists of vanilla

ice cream, with a touch

of cinnamon, chocolate

halva and chocolate ice

cream with sour cherry


“I want to offer Greek

food that is maybe a little

bit more playful and

contemporary than what

people have grown to expect,”

Alexakis said. “I

think if anything, it’s the

right complement to the

current style of Greek

food. It’s important to appeal

to everyone.”

LakeForestLeader.com REAL ESTATE

the lake forest leader | July 12, 2018 | 25

The Lake Forest Leader’s

What: 4 bedrooms/3.1 bathrooms

Where: 510 E. Prospect Ave., Lake



of the


Amenities: This elegant, brick

colonial is located on an extra

wide lot in much sought after east

Lake Bluff. The prime location

is within a few short blocks of

the beach and convenient to

the central business district,

commuter rail service and all of

Lake Bluff’s favorite amenities.

The home has been impeccably

maintained and recently updated.

The unique kitchen includes a

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From Page 30

by Hanson once again,

the Scouts went on a 9-2

scoring run. Fellow rising

seniors Michael Pasquella

and Crawford Bolton put

the Scouts up 46-38 with

1:31 left in the game.

Hanson led all scorers

with 17 points, while

Pasquella paced the Scouts

with 10.

“The kids played well.

I think they were really

excited to play,” LaScala

said. “I thought they did

a great job of sharing the

ball and a pretty good job

of rebounding.”

For Hanson, he felt the

game was a good test for

the team.

“It was a good close to

our summer,” Hanson said.

“It was a good culmination

to everything we’ve been

working on as a team.”

In the second game,

New Trier was able to use

a huge third quarter to pull

away from Marshall, winning

big 71-56.

To end a day filled with

fun and competition, LaScala,

along with other

members of the LFHS basketball

family and athletic

office, took to the grill and

cooked up hamburgers

and hotdogs right outside

the competition gym in

the senior parking lot, allowing

all four teams to

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to interact with kids who

aren’t necessarily from the

same background as you,”

Hanson said. “It’s also interesting

to see how much you

have in common whether its

basketball or in general.”

The addition of New Trier

and Marshall was welcomed

by LaScala as he is

looking forward toward the

future and potentially expanding

Net Gain’s reach

to more communities.

“It was great having two

more teams this year, it’s

always great to meet new

people,” LaScala said.

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10 Questions

with Holly Malnati

Holly Malnati is a 2018

alumna of Lake Forest

High School and played

for the girls water polo


How did you get

started playing water


I was recruited to play

by all of the seniors on my

swim team, actually. Water

polo isn’t the most popular

sport in my school so I

think the swimmers get the

underclassmen to get started

early, before you know

what you’re getting into.

Why did you love

playing water polo?

Aside from just my team

specifically, I just like the

game and the competitiveness

of it. The only other

sport I play is swimming. I

like the idea of a team sport

and that you have to work

with a group of people to

create a common goal. You

have to participate to help

the team.

What is the most

challenging aspect of

the sport?

The most challenging

part was what I kind of

said before, with what

was my favorite part. You

have to learn that you can’t

do everything yourself.

Changing levels from junior

varsity to varsity, you

have to learn you can’t do

everything yourself. You

don’t always have to be

the person to make that

goal, an assist is just as important

as making a goal


What is the best

advice coach Anna

Colletti gave you this


She didn’t technically

say this out loud, but we

kind of learned it from

her actions. It’s just learning

how to walk away and

separate yourself from

something that didn’t go

your way. [Knowing that]

it’s just a sport and a loss

doesn’t define you as an

athlete. It’s okay to lose

every once in a while.

What is your best

memory from senior


We performed at the

Vatican as a choir, so we

performed at St. Peter’s

Basilica during mass during

Holy Week. It’s still so

surreal being a musician

and that’s as high as it gets

for choirs.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

I would go to Amsterdam,

because I want to see

the Anne Frank museum


What is one thing on

your bucket list you

want to do?

Go cage diving with

sharks. My dad has just

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always told me skydiving

was dangerous but I think

cage diving would be kind

of cool. They have enough

technology to make it safe

but it’s also really thrilling

at the same time with the


Who is your favorite

artist or band right


I listen to a lot of music.

Right now, I’m listening to

a lot of George Ezra. He

has good summer music,

it’s somewhat mellow and

upbeat at the same time.

What is your guilty


Definitely Broadway

musicals. I guess if you

look at me you wouldn’t

see it, but I’m a huge fan

of them. If you pass me in

the car that’s what I’m listening


What is your favorite

musical right now?

Right now, I would

probably say “The Color

Purple” but my all-time favorite,

I would have to say

“Dear Evan Hansen.”

Interview by Sports Editor

Brittany Kapa

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LFC installs Wilson at helm of women’s ice hockey program

Submitted by Lake Forest


Jennifer Wilson was

hired as just the fourth

head coach of the women’s

hockey program.

Lake Forest College Director

of Athletics Jackie

Slaats announced Wilson’s

addition to the program

June 26, according to a release

from the school.

Wilson takes over as head

coach after longtime coach

Carisa Wahlig, who was

with the team for 13 seasons,

steps down to coach

for Brown Unveristy’s Division-I


Wilson comes to Lake

Forest from NCAA Division

III Buffalo State, a

member of the Northeast

Women’s Hockey League.

The Bengals posted a 13-

11-2 overall record in

2017-18, Wilson’s first

season at the helm of the

program. Buffalo State

was 9-6-1 in conference

play and earned a home

game in the inaugural NE-

WHL playoffs by placing

second in the standings

behind perennial national

power Plattsburgh State.

Prior to her time at Buffalo

State Wilson spent a

pair of seasons as the head

coach at ACHA Division I

Robert Morris University

in Chicago and associate

head coach at the high

school level at Loyola

Academy. She helped

lead Robert Morris to the

Eagles’ first appearance in

the conference tournament

semifinals in four years

and Loyola to a state title

and runner-up finish.

Wilson’s coaching career

began at NCAA Division

III St. Michael’s in

Vermont, where she was

an assistant for two seasons.

She helped lead the

Knights to their first postseason

appearance in the

program’s 12-year history

and was selected as an intern

coach for the U15 National

Development Camp

in St. Cloud, Minn. Wilson

remains active with USA

Hockey as a certified level

4 coach and has additional

experience as a talent evaluator,

instructor, and coach

for several high-level state

programs and showcases.

Wilson began her collegiate

playing career at

NCAA Division III Manhattanville

College, where

she was part of the 2006

ECAC-East Championship

team that posted a 23-

4-1 record. She played her

final two years at Robert

Morris, where she served

as an assistant captain and

amassed 49 points on 22

goals and 27 assists in 68

games. The Manitowoc,

Wisc., native was also

one of the state’s top high

school players and was selected

to Team Wisconsin

for the Chicago Showcase.

“I would like to thank

Jackie Slaats and her athletic

staff for this amazing

opportunity to be part of

the Forester Family and it’s

tradition of excellence,”

commented Wilson. “I am

humbled and ecstatic to

be back home in the Midwest

and looking forward

to continuing the success

of the Forester women’s

hockey program.”

“I am extremely excited

to add Coach Wilson to our

staff,” Slaats said. “She has

excelled at every stop during

her coaching career and

I look forward to Lake Forest

College being added to

that list. Our program has

established itself as one of

the strongest in the west region

and I am confident her

energy and passion for the

sport will help continue and

enhance its success.”

Wilson takes over a Forester

team that was 20-9-0

Jennifer Wilson takes over for longtime coach Carisa

Wahlig as the new head coach of the women’s hockey

team. Photo Submitted

overall and finished second

in the Northern Collegiate

Hockey Association standings

at 15-3-0 in league

play. Lake Forest has posted

three consecutive 20-

win seasons and reached

the championship game

of the Northern College

Hockey Association playoffs

in four of the last five

years with a pair of NCAA

Tournament appearances

during that span.

Foresters promote former cross-country, track assistant to top spot

Submitted by Lake Forest


Ciara Kissane was promoted

to the head coach position for

both the men’s and women’s

cross-country and track programs.

The promotion was announced

by Lake Forest College

Director of Athletics Jackie

Slaats June 27, according to a

release from the school.

Kissane will replace Dan

Simpson, who is now the head

cross-country and assistant

track and field coach at North

Park University.

Kissane was an assistant for

both programs in 2017-18 and

helped lead the Forester crosscountry

teams to top-half finishes

at the 2017 Midwest Conference

Championship Meet.

The men (3rd) and women (5th)

Ciara Kissane (middle), shown here last season, will head the men’s and women’s cross-country and

track and field programs. Photo Submitted

matched the best league placing

in program history and five

athletes were named All-MWC.

The College added track (distance

events only) to its slate of

varsity programming and had a

conference title in one event and

added 10 other Top 10 finishes

during its first appearance at the

MWC Championships.

Prior to coming to Lake Forest,

Kissane was the head crosscountry

coach and assistant track

and field coach for a year at

Coe College. Her cross-country

teams combined to post 10 new

entries on the Kowawks’ alltime

performance list and, in the

classroom, earned the United

States Track and Field and Cross

Country Coaches Association

All-Academic Team Award for

having a GPA over 3.10.

Kissane is a graduate of the

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

and she added a master’s

degree in sports management

from Florida State University in


“I am looking forward to

leading the Lake Forest cross

country and distance track

teams and would like to thank

Jackie Slaats for giving me

this opportunity,” Kissane said.

“This is an exciting time as we

enter the second year of varsity

track competition and look

to build on our past success in

cross country.”

A search to fill Kissane’s vacated

assistant coach position

will begin immediately.

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Scouts host Orr, Marshall in charity basketball game

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“What can we do to help

these kids?”

That was Lake Forest

basketball’s first question

after reading Rich Telander’s

award-winning Chicago

Sun-Times series.

The five-part article,

written by Telander in

2017, highlighted Orr

Academy High School’s

basketball team and its path

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For the second year in a

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“We had them read all of

Telander’s articles to show

them what was going on in

the west side of Chicago,”

LaScala said. “It’s night

and day. Lake Forest and

west Chicago are on opposite

sides of the spectrum,

and we thought it would be

a great idea to bring everyone

together and help out

the community.”

In preparation for the

Net Gain fundraiser, members

of the LFHS basketball

spread awareness

around town and spurred

more interest from their

family and friends.

“We went out and hung

up signs and tried to explain

the cause to get the community

involved,” Tommy

Hanson, a Lake Forest rising

senior forward, said. “It

was cool to see how receptive

they were.”

The day of the event, Net

Gain T-shirts and raffletickets

were sold to help

raise as much as possible.

When it came to the actual

game, the Scouts were

able to avenge last year’s

close loss to Orr.

In the end it was Scouts

that edged out Orr, 50-44,

but it was Orr that came

out strong and aggressive.

Momentum favored

the Spartans early, two

Scout turnovers led to two

consecutive rim-rattling

dunks at the other end. Orr

Academy led 9-4 midway

through the first quarter.

The Scouts responded

with poise and good fundamentals,

passing their

way through the Spartan

press and patiently moving

the ball on offense.

Lake Forest tied the

game at the end of the

opening period at 16

apiece, led by 8 first-quarter

points from Hanson,

Stephen Young looks to make a move during the Net

Gain game against Orr Academy July 2 at LFHS. PHOTOS

BY Claire Esker/22nd Century Media

Grant Kaus looks for an open passing lane.

who hit two 3’s and converted

a layup underneath

the hoop as time expired.

Lake Forest took control

of the game in the second

quarter behind its stifling

defense and offensive execution.

The Scouts started

the second frame on an

11-0 scoring run attacking

the Spartan pressure and

holding Orr scoreless the

first four minutes of the

quarter. The Scouts would

eventually take a 31-23

lead into halftime.

The Spartans did not go

away though, they mounted

a comeback of its own

in the second half and

tied the game at 33 with

2 minutes, 7 seconds left

in the third quarter. The

Scout offense came alive

in the fourth quarter. Led

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Going Places

Scouts’ kicker finds new home at DePauw

Brittany Kapa, Sports Editor

Claire Esker/

22nd Century Media


Net Gain:

Quick Facts

1. Tommy Hanson


The Lake Forest

High School rising

senior forward

helped get the

Scouts back

on track during

their Net Gain

game against Orr


2. Two-year total

In just two years

of holding the Net

Gain charity game

the fundraiser

has raised over

$40,000 to

support inner-city

athletic programs.

3. Rich Telander.

The Chicago Sun-

Times reporter

shed light to the

struggles Orr

Academy players

faced growing up

on Chicago’s west

side while trying to

have a successful


Jack Brush never expected

to play football in


The 2018 graduate of

Lake Forest High School

was the Scouts go-to kicker

and punter for the last

two seasons.

However, Brush started

off feeling unsure about

his role as kicker.

“Coming into high

school I wasn’t really

much of a kicker,” he said.

But with practice, and

the help of the Scouts

coaching staff, by his junior

year Brush had grown

comfortable and confident

kicking for the Scouts. By

the end of his junior season

Brush had complete

28 of 30 point-after attempts

and was 3-for-3 on

field goals.

“Coming into high

school I had no idea

I would end up playing

football in college,”

Brush said. “I only really

decided I wanted to play

in college during my junior


Brush credited Lake

Forest coach Chuck Spagnoli

with helping him

realize he could go farther

with his football career.

Spagnoli would have

coaches from both Division-I

and Division-III

schools come in and talk

to his players. After that it

only took Brush one visit

to DePauw University to

Jack Brush (left) will play for DePauw University this


know that was the right

college for him. It was

then that Brush started

taking the necessary steps

to make himself known to


“My parents said it

might be a good idea to

keep on playing if I really

wanted to,” Brush said. “I

just ended up starting to

look at colleges and signing

up on the recruiting


Brush created a profile

on Next College Student

Athlete’s recruiting

website and it didn’t take

long for Brush to get a

response from his No. 1

choice. DePauw was the

only college Brush applied

to and when he was

accepted he knew everything

as falling into place


“I knew of DePauw, so

when they sent me something

I thought it was pretty

awesome that they sent

me that,” he said.

Brush won’t be the only

Scout on the Tigers roster

either, former Lake Forest

teammate Andrew Athenson,

a defensive back,

played for the team in

the 2017 season and current

teammates Matthew

Barigazzi, also a defensive

back, will join Brush at the

school this fall. And having

those two familiar faces

will make the transition

much easier, Brush said.

Brush has spent most of

the summer following De-

Pauw’s workout program,

that was provided, and

working on his kicking

skills. Currently, Brush’s

accuracy is consistent at

Jack Brush, shown here last season, punts the ball for

the Scouts. Photos Submitted

45 yards, but he’s pushing

to get comfortable with

50-yard kicks. Last season,

Brush used a block

to kick off and part of his

summer training is getting

used to kicking off the


Brush also added that

incoming freshman do

see playing time, just on

DePauw’s junior varsity

squad, which was appealing

for him.

“That will help me out

getting a feel of what college

football is like,” he

said. “I’m hoping that I

can get better with my

range with field goals and

just kicking the ball further

in the kickoffs.”

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Brushin’ up

Scouts kicker talks

honing skills,

transition to college

football, Page 31

New Hires ​

Lake Forest College

hires new coaches for

multiple programs,

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Lake Forest’s Grant Kaus

passes the ball to a teammate

in the Net Gain charity

tournament July 2 at Lake

Forest High School. Claire

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Lake Forest’s Net Gain charity basketball

game raises funds, bonds players, Page 30

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