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10 a.m.-12 p.m. Feb.

15, Heller Nature Center,

2821 Ridge Road, Highland

Park. Find and create

your own animal scar,

identify creepy crawlers or

bones and make your own

earthy slime. Please bring

warm, waterproof outdoor

clothing and boots for exploring


Cozy Campfire

6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 15,

Heller Nature Center,

2821 Ridge Road, Highland

Park. Spend time

inside our Nature Center

building learning the

different ways animals

survive winter, through

games, artifacts and interactive

activities. Afterwards,

we will head

outside to the campfire to

make a taste s’more. Children

must be accompanied

by a paid registered adult.


Discover National

Chamber Music


All day, Feb. 17, Bennett

Gordon Hall, 201

St. Johns Ave., Highland

Park. Chamber ensembles

in 12th grade and younger

in two divisions (Open

and MYAC). Contestants

compete for more than

$5,000 in cash prizes and

scholarships. The winner

of each category of each

division will perform in a

Winners Recital in March

at the Midwest Young Artists

Conservatory Center

as part of MYAC’s Music

at the Fort recital series.


Mom’s Day Out

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb.

18, Deer Creek Racquet

Club, 701 Deer Creek

Parkway, Highland Park.

Moms need a break too.

Kids will have a great time

swinging into action as

they learn the art of playing

tennis, racquietball,

wallyball and ping-pong

while Mom takes the day



Audition Workshop with

Andy Hite

6 p.m. Feb. 19, The

Performers School, 432

Green Bay Road, Highwood.

Artistic director

Andy Hite is back again

after his highly successful

workshop this past fall at

TPS. Using his extensive

knowledge from hundreds

of productions at Marriott

Theater and his own personal

theatrical experiences,

he will work with each

actor individually on their

32-bar cut. Andy is a gem

in the industry and actors

love to receive his knowledge

and guidance.

Chicago’s Black Metropolis

7 p.m. Feb. 19, Highland

Park Public Library,

494 Laurel Ave., Highland

Park. Highland Park Historical

Society presents

‘Chicago’s Black Metropolis,’

focusing on African-

Americans whose energy

and ingenuity helped Chicago

become the commercial

and cultural center of

the American midwest.


Using Essential Oils for a

Chemical Free Home —

Celeste Rak

7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21,

Infinity Foundation, 1280

Old Skokie Road, Highland

Park. Discover what

the most toxic products in

your home are and how to

swap them out. Curb the

chemicals you bring into

your home through a stepby-step

process. Register

at infinityfoundation.org.

Jazzed Up Dining and

Classical Cocktails

6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 878

Lyster Road, Highwood.

As we step into 2019,

Celebrate Highwood is

proud to announce their

first event of the New

Year with the third annual

Jazzed Up Dining and

Classical Cocktails with

the exciting addition of a

Casino Night.

North Shore Camp Expo

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 23,

Northbrook Court, 1515

Lake Cook Road, Northbrook.

Join 22nd Century

Media for its 5th Annual

North Shore Camp Expo.

Visit with more than 40

camps and local businesses,

plus free balloon

animals, face painting,

photo booth and more.

Free admission. For more

information, call (84) 272-

4565 or visit 22ndCenturyMedia.com/camp.

Camera Basics Workshop

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 23,

3150 Skokie Valley Road,

Highland Park. Photography

workshop for individuals

looking to move beyond

the basic, automatic

settings of their digital

camera. Small group to

allow for maximum personal

instruction. Perfect

for new camera owners.

Details and registration at


Meditation Excursion


9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23

and Feb. 24, Infinity Foundation,

1280 Old Skokie

Road, Highland Park. The

Monroe Institute Excursion

Intensive, provided

by residential facilitator

Carol Joyce, offers you

opportunities to engage

in consciousness exploration,

self-discovery and

personal transformation.

Reap the benefits entering

into deep meditative states

of physical relaxation and

feel your stress melt away

while you listen to the

HemiSync exercises. The

cost is $140.

Gardening for Pollinators

10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 24,

Heller Nature Center,

2821 Ridge Road, Highland

Park. Get ready for

spring, learning the ecological

benefits that gardens

can have for wildlife.

Programs showcase the

beauty of native plants and

the importance they have

in our home gardens.

MYAC Winter Concerts

1. 2:30 and 6 p.m. Feb.

24, Pick-Staiger Concert

Hall at Northwestern

University, 50 Arts Circle

Drive, Evanston. Performances

by Walgreens National

Concerto Competition

winners and Midwest

Young Artists Conservatory’s

choral and orchestral


Afternoon Tea in the

Presence of Queen

Elizabeth II


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1 p.m. Feb. 24, Highland

Park Community

House, 1991 Sheridan

Road, Highland Park.

Explore the life of the

longest-reigning monarch

of the United Kingdom.

Observe her childhood

as Princess Elizabeth, the

abdication of her Uncle

Edward, accession of her

father as King George VI,

WWII volunteer services,

marriage to Philip Mountbatten

and accession to the

throne as Queen Elizabeth



Current Events

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Second

Wednesday of every

month, Highwood Public

Library, 102 Highwood

Ave., Highwood. Lively

discussion with coffee on

today’s political Scene.

All political views are

welcome. For more information

contact Dr. Suzanne

Cahnmann at drsuzc1@att.net

Book Discussion Group

1 p.m. First Wednesday

of every month, Highwood

Public Library, 102

Highwood Ave., Highwood.

If you like to read

and talk about books,

consider joining the Highwood

Public Library Book

Club. For more information,

please contact Darryl

at debner14@comcast.


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Township High School D113

32 HPHS students recognized for

achievements at board meeting

Todd Marver, Freelance Reporter

The District 113 school

board recognized several students

for various achievements

at its Monday, Feb. 4 meeting

including 32 Highland Park

High School students.

Twelve Highland Park High

School students were recognized

for being National Merit

Semifinalists including Natalie

Abreu, Samuel Dincin, Matthew

Doherty, Chana Gandelsman,

Jacob Hersh, Adam

Kalman, Natalie Laky, Jordan

Mazza, Madalyn Murphy,

Samuel Pinsky, Jacob Reisner

and Elliot Starkman. Eight

Highland Park High School

students were recognized for

being athletics state qualifiers

including Bradley Goldstein

and Jared Grossmann (boys

golf), Monique Brual, Caitlin

Goldberg and Samara Michael

(girls tennis), Jason Polydoris

(cross country) and Alex

Goldin and Abby Smith (girls

swimming). Six Highland Park

High School students were

recognized for their participation

in NHI Summer Leadership

programs including Pablo

Gilbert, Maria Bautista, Danna

Blancas, Isabella Cruz, Kevin

Cruz, Itxel Limon. Two HPHS

students were recognized for

earning the Prudential Spirit

of Community Award (Sophie

Draluck and Abby Zucker).

Two HPHS students were recognized

for earning a perfect

ACT score (Gracie Dickman

and Ariana Goldstein). Lastly a

HPHS student was recognized

for being a Coca Cola Scholarship

Program Semifinalist

(Benjamin Cohen) and an

HPHS student was recognized

for his participation in the Collegiate

World Series (Dario


“Congratulations to all our

students for all the incredible

achievements,” board president

Lizzy Garlovsky said.

“The stacks of certificates were

very high. It’s just incredible

what they’ve all accomplished.

We’re very proud as a board

and a district to be able to recognize

all the students for their


Interim Superintendents Dr.

Ben Martindale and Dr. Linda

Yonke also offered their congratulations

to the students on

their achievements.

“We’re proud of your

many accomplishments in

the community, academics

and athletics,” Yonke said.

“It’s such an honor to hear

about your accomplishments

and see you here tonight, so

thank you for coming out and


“It is a tremendous achievement

on the part of all of you,

so congratulations,” Martindale




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(A recap of School Board action from Feb. 4)

• The board approved a settlement agreement for a student.

• The board approved the personnel items, which includes

a reimbursement for professional advancement and a new


• The board approved $3.923 million in salary payments.

• The board approved $2.253 million in accounts payable


The board also approved the

following capital projects to

be completed during the summer

of 2019. The bids for these

projects will be presented for

approval by the board at its

March 18 meeting: Deerfield

High School storm line, track,

tennis court and Deerfield High

School and Highland Park High

School baseball back stops and

field screening ($1.05 million);

Deerfield High School and

Highland Park High School

windows ($1.5 million).

“These are important projects

and are all part of the

things that need to be done

for these high schools,” board

member Ken Fishbain said.

“They’re high value projects.”

The following projects will

be held off until the summer of

2020. The current bids for these

projects came in at $813,000

over the latest estimate. The

board rejected current bids for

this work and will rebid it later:

Highland Park High School

cafeteria, commons, kitchen,

ventilation, coffee bar, furniture

($7.4 million); Highland Park

High School PE athletic office

renovation ($500,000); PE

corridor flooring ($56,000).

“It’s a wise decision that

we’re holding off on this,” Garlovsky

said. “Especially over at

Highland Park, I know they’re

very excited about this project

and we just want to make sure

that it gets done right.”

The district plans to hire an

owner’s representative to help

manage these projects slated

for the summer of 2020. The

owner’s representative would

work closely with Perkins and

Will, Gilbane, the contractors,

and district staff to ensure successful

completion of the project

in a cost-efficient manner.

“There might be some disappointment

waiting a year for

the cafeteria, but this is complex

and big in scope and has

got to get done right,” Fishbain


Former HP mayor

serves on Pritzker’s

transition team

Erin Yarnall, Editor

Although former Highland

Park Mayor Michael

Belsky’s time serving on

Illinois Governor J.B.

Pritzker’s public budget

and innovation committee

was a “temporary

role” during the government’s

transition period,


he still felt the importance of helping

the state government come up with solutions

for the state’s budget problems.

Belsky specifically served on the

pension and debt subcommittee, brainstorming

ways to solve the pension


“The idea is that you have to meet future

obligations to pensioners,” Belsky

said. “They work for a certain number

of years, they invest and then they


The state of Illinois is facing a crisis

in paying these pensions, as the state

has not been “putting aside money,” according

to Belsky, to contribute to the

state’s pension fund.

Illinois has one of the highest unfunded

pension ratios in the United

States, making it one of the most pressing

issues for the new governor as he

came into his role.

“What the state’s been doing is not

putting aside money,” Belsky said.

“They started doing that in 1996. The

idea behind it was they were in a fiscal

crisis in the ‘90s, and rather than

putting money aside, they used it to

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Feb. 8, a crowd of

beer enthusiasts gathered

in an unlikely place: the

Glencoe Public Library.

They came to hear author

and photographer

Matthew Janzen discuss

his book, “State of Craft

Beer,” and then stayed

for a tasting with samples

from The Kings and Convicts

Brewing Company,

of Highwood, and Ravinia

Brewing Company, of

Highland Park.

As the programs and

community engagement

librarian, Grace Hayek, introduced

Janzen, she welcomed

the crowd of over

80 people to “a library

night like no other we’ve

ever had,” a statement that

was met with enthusiastic

applause from attendees.

For the special program,

the library closed at its

usual 6 p.m. time, and then

re-opened at 6:30 p.m. to

welcome the 21-and-over

crowd. Per village ordinance,

each patron was

charged $1, though the

admission fee was covered

by the Men’s Library Club,

who further supported the

program with their eager


The library’s fireplace

was aflame on the exceptionally


evening, setting the ideal

atmosphere to learn about

Janzen’s craft beer journey

and taste some warming

local brews.

Janzen, originally of

Waterloo, Wis., discussed

how he meandered his way

into the world of craft beer,

ultimately embarking on a

Author Matthew Jenzen (right) sells a copy of his

book to Maren Pedersen Friday, Feb. 8, at the Glencoe

Library. Ravinia Brewing Company (Highland Park) and

Kings and Convicts (Highwood) shared samples at the


Highw00d-based Kings and Convicts Brewing Company

offered samples after the presentation. Ravinia Brewing,

of Highland Park, was also in attendance.

two-year process to photograph

as many of Wisconsin’s

160 craft breweries as

he could.

Early in his process,

Janzen decided that rather

than focusing on the brewing

equipment or even

the beers themselves, he

wanted to focus on the

hard-working people of

the industry, ranging from

the hops farmers to the

brewmasters, and reveal

just how much thought and

heart goes into each batch.

“You don’t do this unless

you’re crazy or passionate

about something,”

he said in his presentation.

Janzen’s talk often circled

back to the community-centered

aspect of craft

beer and how it drives local

economies. He noted

how, though many of the

breweries were technically

in competition with each

other, they still prioritized

supporting one another,

whether that meant sharing

hops when the supply fell

short or lending equipment

when demand spiked.

He also revealed how

the community-minded

brewmasters often contracted

with local producers

for ingredients like

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Submitted by the Lopez family, Highland


Hobbes Lopez and his parents,

Arianna and Johnny Lopez are

new residents of Highland Park!

Hobbes was adopted 6 years ago

from The Anti-Cruelty Society in

Chicago. Originally from Kentucky,

he’s a hunter at heart and you can still hear him

bawling whenever chasing a squirrel down the street

(he once got loose in downtown Chicago chasing a

bat!). When he’s at home he loves to cuddle and get

pets from his parents or any visitors. He loves the

extra space, trees, scenery, critters, and nice people

that Highland Park provides him. Despite his less

than enthusiastic look, he loves the holidays!

Help! We’re running out of pets to feature. To see your pet

featured as Pet of the Week, send a photo and information

to Editor Erin Yarnall at erin@hplandmark.com.

Rainbows to be beneficiary of HPHS Charity Drive

Erin Yarnall, Editor

Each year, the committee

behind the Highland

Park High School Charity

Drive chooses one organization

to be the beneficiary

of a month’s worth of fundraising

through events and


This year, the chosen organization

is Rainbows for

All Children, which serves

to help children who are

dealing with loss.

The organization helps

children who are struggling

with six different types of

loss: death, divorce, deportation,

incarceration, deployment

and life-altering


“There are a lot of kids

living at homes with loved

ones who have significant

illness, and deportation

too,” said Stephanie Garrity,

the executive director

of Rainbows.

Rainbows for All Children

began more than three

decades ago when founder

Suzy Yehl Marta divorced

her husband, and became a

single mother to three boys.

After her divorce, she

started attending a group to

talk about what she was going

through. When one of

her sons expressed interest

in having his own group,

Marta founded Rainbows,

according to Garrity.

“It was originally developed

to support kids whose

parents were divorced,”

Garrity said. “Then she

pulled together a bunch of

A student and staff basketball game at Edgewood

Middle School, Feb. 1, which supported Highland

Park High School’s Charity Drive. Photo submitted

professionals, created kind

of a foundation for what

Rainbows is today.”

More than three decades

later, Rainbows is operating

in more than 30 states

and 15 different countries.

With the funds raised

from Highland Park High

School’s Charity Drive,

Garrity said she hopes to

start a group in Highland


“We haven’t had one in

years, and that’s kind of

a priority,” Garrity said.

“I’ve been having lots of

meetings with lots of the

social service providers in

and around Highland Park,

and I have two volunteers

who are ready to go as soon

as we find the space and

make that available to the

kids who need it.”

Garrity thinks it is important

to start a group because

of the large amount

of students at Highland

Park High School.

“There’s 2,000 kids

in Highland Park High

School,” Garrity said. “We

know that over 60 percent

of those kids are dealing

with some kind of loss.”

She also said that a group

is important, because some

students may not feel comfortable

talking about their

loss with other students

they know.

“At the high school

level, they often do have

contained groups within

the high school, but a lot

of kids may not feel comfortable

sharing those

emotions with kids they

know very well,” Garrity

said. “Sometimes there’s

safety in sharing with kids

that maybe you don’t go

to school with, or that you

don’t see every day.”

She said she “squealed”

when she found out that

Rainbows was chosen to

be the beneficiary of the

month-long fundraising.

“It’s this incredible opportunity

to put what we

do in front of a whole new

audience,” Garrity said.

“For all the fact that our

organization grew up in

Chicago, there’s still big

pockets that don’t know

that we exist, or what we

do. Having such an enormous

platform like the

Charity Drive to put out

our mission and the work

and the vision is really unbelievably


Funds will be raised

throughout the month of

February at a series of

events, from hot yoga to a

falafel lunch at the school,

and a Highland Park’s Got

Talent competition on Feb.


To see a calendar of

events for the month, visit



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honey and cranberries,

hired local architects and

builders for facilities, and

provided steady employment

in rural places.

With this inspiration,

Janzen also sought to

publish his book as locally

as possible, using

paper from a Wisconsin

recycling plant and binding

the leather-bound

book at Reindl Bindery in


Janzen’s book comes

during a booming moment

for the craft beer industry;

in 2011, Wisconsin had 71

craft breweries, and within

seven years, that number

exploded to 160. According

to Janzen, a major factor

behind that is “people

want things produced in a

way they can see it.”

When Hayek, the librarian,

was first approached

about offering this presentation,

she perked up

immediately, knowing the

topic was part of a big and

growing industry.

“This could help push

the boundaries of the library

a little bit,” Hayek


Attendees agreed.

“This event shows dynamic

thinking on the part

of the library staff,” Winnetka’s

Harry Grace said.

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a mess

Highland Park kids

‘mess’ around Jan.

19 at the Glencoe

Park District’s

Messy Morning


Micah Birnberg, 6, of Highland Park, plays with shaving

cream Jan. 19 at the Glencoe Park District’s Messy

Morning. photo credit


Wilmette man among

nearly 400 nabbed in

national sex-buyer sting

More than 390 individuals,

including a 42-yearold

Wilmette man, were

arrested by two dozen

police agencies across the

country as part of an operation

to deter johns and

interrupt the online havens

of sex trafficking according

to a Wednesday,

Feb. 6 announcement by

the Cook County Sheriff’s


Aaron Fink, 42, of Wilmette,

was among those

arrested. He was charged

with solicitation of a sexual

act, a Class A misdemeanor

and has a return

court date of Feb. 25.

The 17th National

Johns Suppression Initiative

spanned 14 states and

included law enforcement

posting decoy ads on more

than a dozen traffickingrelated

websites. Those

ads led to artificial intelligence

bots to deter johns

and, in many cases, to police

officers who made an


NJSI ran from Jan. 13

through Feb. 3 and at

least 372 sex buyers were

arrested, including 21

charged with soliciting a

minor, and 23 individuals

face charges related

to trafficking. Thirty-five

individuals, including

eight minors, were recovered

and offered services.

More than two-thirds of

the arrests were related to

internet ads. Law enforcement

agencies in Cook

County recorded 38 sexbuyer


According to the release,

officials were surprised

the polar vortex

that impacted large swaths

of the U.S. last week did

not deter sex buyers. The

operation saw 42 arrests

between Tuesday and

Thursday in states that

were experiencing temperatures

well below their

seasonal average.

Reporting by Eric De-

Grechie, Managing Editor.

Full story at WilmetteBeacon.com.


Man fatally shot in

unincorporated Northbrook

apartment building

A 22-year-old man was

fatally shot in unincorporated

Northbrook Sunday,

Feb. 3, according to Sam

Randall, a spokesperson

for the Cook County sheriff’s


According to Randall,

authorities responded to

a call at approximately

10:10 p.m. reporting shots

were fired at an apartment

complex in the 3600 block

of Salem Walk, which is

located in unincorporated


The male, who lived in

the apartment building,

was identified as Daniel

Middaugh, according to

the Cook County medical

examiner’s office. His

cause of death was multiple

gunshot wounds and

his manner of death was a


Per Randall, he was

pronounced dead at the


Authorities do not have

anyone in custody as of

publication time, Randall


Randall said authorities

are investigating this incident

and the status of the

investigation is ongoing.

Reporting by Martin Carlino,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at NorthbrookTower.



Glenview Village Board

adopts minimum wage,

sick leave ordinances,

effective July 1

Glenview will align with

Cook County’s minimum

wage and paid sick leave

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Former North Shore teacher facing 5

new child porn, sexual assault charges

ran nar


were the


Jason Addy, Editor

A former

North Shore

teacher who

has been

in Cook

County Jail

since his arrest

in October



on child pornography

and sexual assault

charges is now facing

five new charges

after two additional

victims came forward to


Mathew Laird, 33, of

the 3900 block of Triumvera

Drive in Glenview,

was recently charged

with two felony counts

of criminal sexual assault

and three felonies

related to child pornography,

according to court


Laird’s new charges include

one count of criminal

sexual assault of a

victim between 13 and

17 years old by a person

in a position of authority;

one count of criminal

sexual assault - nonconsensual;

one count of reproducing

child pornography

- victim under 13;

one count of possessing

child pornography - victim

under 13; and one

count of nonconsensual

dissemination of a sexual


Previous charges

Before the most recent

charges were filed, the

former Loyola Academy

and North Shore Academy

educator was facing more

than five dozen felony

charges related to child

pornography and sexual


Laird was arrested at

his home on Oct. 23 following

an investigation

by detectives from the

Glenview Police Department

into “alleged internet

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Police Reports

Safe and contents missing after forced entry into HP home

A complainant in the

100 block of Aspen Lane

reported the discovery of

forced entry into a neighbor’s

residence on Feb.

3, and noted that a safe

with undisclosed contents

was missing from the

residence. There are no

identified subjects at this


Jan. 29

• A complainant reported

the theft of a jacket and

watch from a vehicle in

the 3200 block of Skokie

Valley Road by an unknown


• A complainant in the 100

block of Skokie Valley

Road reported the theft

of keys from an unlocked

locker, and reported that

his vehicle had been unlawfully

entered and

rummaged through by an

unknown subject(s). No

items were reported missing

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Jan. 31

• Juan Ortega-Chavarria,

36, of Wheeling, was arrested

and charged with

Driving with a Suspended/

Revoked Driver License

and Failure to Yield at an

Intersection when police

responded to a two-car accident

at the intersection

of First Street and Elm

Place. No injuries were

reported, and Chavarria

was released on a recognizance

bond with a court

date pending in Park City

on Feb. 27.

Feb. 3

• Melissa Bonilla, 25, of

Melrose Park, was arrested

and charged with

Driving Under the Influence-Alcohol,


a Traffic Control Device,

Theft of Labor or Services,

and Illegal Transportation

of Alcohol-Driver.

After failing to pay towing

fees when her car became

stuck in the snow, police

responded to the 300

block of Edens Expressway

and took Bonilla into

custody. Bonilla was released

on a recognizance

bond with a court date in

Waukegan on March 8.


Highland Park Landmark’s

Police Reports are compiled

from official reports emailed

from the Highland Park

Police Department headquarters

in Highland Park

and the Highwood Police

Department headquarters

in Highwood. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty

in a court of law.

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North Shore Camp Expo provides ‘one-stop shop for families’

Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor

Since 2015, the North Shore

Camp Expo has served as the

perfect spot for those seeking

information about all things


“We’ve watched it grow each

year in popularity,” said Heather

Warthen, chief events officer of

22nd Century Media, the event’s

organizer. “We love being able

to offer a one-stop shop for families

that may be searching for the

right camp or opportunity for

their child.”

For the second straight year,

the expo will be held at Northbrook

Court, 1515 Lake Cook

Road, in the lower level of Macy’s

Court. The fun runs from

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.

23. This event will offer camps

— both day and overnight from

across the Midwest region — a

chance to meet potential camp

attendees and for local businesses

to connect with camping


“Attendees will be able to

find information on both day

and overnight camps as well as

local businesses that target children

and their families,” Warthen

said. “We wanted everything

to be in one central location

this year. We also have a great

variety of camps including

sports and the arts so there is

definitely something for every


The expo is sponsored by Banner

Day Camp and Lake Forest

Academy. A free bag is available

for the first 200 Camp Expo attendees.

Free face painting and

balloon animals runs from 10:30

a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will also be

a free photo booth sponsored by

PlayGround Games.

The event is free to attend.

For more information, call (847)

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From Page 9

ordinances beginning July


The Glenview Village

Board voted 4-0 in favor

of compliance during its

Thursday, Feb. 7 meeting.

As a result, the village’s

minimum wage for employees

who do not receive

gratuities will match

Cook County’s rate of $12

per hour, with that rate set

to increase to $13 on July

1, 2020, followed by annual

increases based on

the Consumer Price Index

each July.

Employees who receive

gratuities will earn $5.10

per hour and will receive

subsequent CPI-based increases

each July.

In addition, any employee

who works at least

80 hours within any 120-

day period will accrue one

hour of paid sick leave for

every 40 hours worked,

up to a maximum accrual

of 40 hours per year. Employees

can carry over

up to 50 percent of their

unused paid sick leave

from one 12-month accrual

period to the next

12-month accrual period,

up to a maximum of 20


Multiple Glenview

business owners, as well

as representatives from

the Glenview Chamber

of Commerce, urged the

board to delay action

until Democratic Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker approves

a statewide minimum


Reporting by Chris Pullam,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlenviewLantern.


THE Glencoe anchor

Summer school fees

increased for 2019-20

There are still about

four months left in the

school year, but the Glencoe

District 35 School

Board approved student

fees for the 2019-2020

school year at its Thursday,

Feb. 7 meeting. The

board voted to keep transportation,

registration and

athletic fees the same,

but increase the summer

school fees.

“The district brings in

about $400,000 in various

fees annually that go

to offset various costs of

the programs that they

support,” Director of Finance

and Operations Jason

Edelheit said. “Fees

don’t pay for any program

in totality. The district

has always subsidized a

portion of that.”

Summer school is currently

charged at a rate of

$175 per class. This fee

will be increased by $5 to

help support an enhanced

registration and payment


Transportation fees are

$250 one-way (a.m. or

p.m.) and $500 for both

a.m. and p.m.

Athletic fees are $380

for basketball, $225 for

volleyball, $210 for soccer

and $40 for cross

country/track. Registration

fees are $125 for

South School, $106 for

West School, $163 for

fifth grade, $148 for

sixth grade and $192

for seventh and eighth

grade. There is a $20 discount

if the registration

fee is paid by the end of


“These (registration)

fees go to offset consumables,

materials and supplies

to support our education

program,” Edelheit


Reporting by Todd Marver,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlencoeAnchor.



From Page 3

fund a budget deficit, or

some service. As a result

of that, the debt just


Due to that, the state is

in nearly $130 billion of

pension debt.

Belsky met with other

members of the subcommittee

before Pritzker was

sworn in Jan. 14.

“Our goal [was] to

try to give the governor

ideas for strategies to deal

with the pension debt,

which is at $130 billion,

and the payments are

ramping up to $9.6 billion

this year, up to about $16

billion in 2045,” Belsky


Belsky, whose eightyear

term as mayor ended

in 2011, now serves as

the executive director at

Center of Municipal Finance

at the Harris School

of Public Policy at the

University of Chicago.

He said that he was excited

to embrace the challenge

of coming up with

important solutions for

the state.

“This challenge is exciting,

although it’s sad

because there’s some real

costs around it,” Belsky

said. “I think this governor

is up for that sort of


Although he believes

Pritzker is up for the

challenge of tackling the

pension crisis, Belsky believes

the governor will

need to “act fast.”

“He needs to act early

in his term because

there’s going to be some

pain,” Belsky said. “No

one likes new taxes. No

one likes cuts in services.

He needs to stabilize the

government. It can be

done. It’s not a matter of

having the resources, it’s

a matter of the willingness

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Social snapshot

Top stories:

From hplandmark.com as of Monday,

Feb. 11:

1. Highland Park required to address

affordable housing shortage

2. Police Reports: $4K of valuables, cash

stolen from Highland Park home

3. D113: 32 HPHS students recognized for

achievements at board meeting

4. Former HP mayor serves on Pritzker’s

transition team

5. Boys Hockey: Giants fall to 2-1 in

postseason despite 31-shot advantage

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go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The amount of Highland Park High

School students recognized at the

Feb. 4 Township High School D113

meeting. Read more about it on

Page 3.

How We Met Contest

The Haggartys win our hearts

Each love story is

unique, and it has been a

pleasure to read the various

love stories of Highland

Park and Highwood

over the past month as

residents have been sending

them in to our contest.

The choice wasn’t easy,

but The Landmark is declaring

Mark and Amy

Haggarty the winner of

our How We Met contest,

after reading Mark’s submission.

The lucky couple has

won a gift certificate to

Viaggio in Highland Park.

The Landmark would like

to thank Viaggio for their

generous donation.

“I moved from New

York City to San Francisco

in August of 1999, weeks

after my 25th birthday. It

was the Internet Boom 1.0,

one of many periods of

tech bravado in the history

of Silicon Valley, and for a

few happy years there, everyone

was being overpaid

to work on these wonderful

new things called websites.

Lavish launch parties

were the stuff of legend,

and the emerald City by

the Bay was enjoying a


Problem was, my office

was two city bus transfers

away, out by what was

still known as Candlestick

Park. Having moved from

Manhattan, I had no car.

So with the promise of

daily coffee and bi-weekly

tanks of gas, I convinced a

beautiful, sunny co-worker

of mine to pick me up every

morning at the corner

of Fillmore and Fulton,

and we would ride together

through Hayes Valley and

onto the 101, the top down

on her Red Celica convertible

with Illinois plates.

We were each dating other

people, and while sitting

in traffic, in between duets

sung along with the radio,

we increasingly looked to

each other for advice on

how to get out of those

relationships. It dawned

on me first, and fast, how

deeply I just wanted to be

with her. I kept it a secret

as best I could for a time,

worried that were I to rush

my chance…I would lose

her, and my ride.

Little notes, smiles, flirtations,

and light brushes

across the forearm resonated

with so much significance!

But did she sense

the same? Then a spontaneous,

illegal kiss one

night in the car, outside

my apartment, and all of

a sudden it was inevitable

that we would become

inseparable. Vacations,

dance floors, cliff walks,

birthdays, surprises. Families

met, friends approved,

songs reminded, futures

imagined. Engaged on a

beach, married on a mountain,

and jointly has our

story been written ever






and Amy


have won

the How

We Met




from the editor

More than

just books

Erin Yarnall


Depending on the

size of the building,

libraries can

house thousands upon

thousands of books that

community members

share with one another.

But they’re also home

to so much more — CDs,

DVDs, e-books and

amazing presentations and

productions throughout

the year.

This past week, The

Landmark has written

about some exciting

events that took place at

local libraries.

Our news cover features

a craft beer event at the

Glencoe Public Library,

and next week, we will

feature a story about The

Chicago Tribune film

critic Michael Phillips

speaking about Oscarnominated

films at the

Highland Park Public


The public library in

a community serves as a

place to not only check

out items, but to check

out ideas and hear from

interesting speakers on a

variety of subjects.

Libraries also open the

opportunity for residents

to showcase their art,

including Highland Park

resident Kelly Haramis,

who I recently spoke with

about her show “Hardcore

Corn.” In addition

to performing her onewoman

comedic show in

Chicago and New York,

Haramis performed at

the Highland Park Public

Library to give her local

friends and family an opportunity

to see her show.

The beauty of the

library is that it offers so

much more than books —

it has activities and items

for all age levels and

interests, but for book

lovers like me, it’s also

filled to the brim with


To read more about

the library event, turn to

Pages 4.

The Highland Park Landmark

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

Highland Park Landmark encourages readers to write letters to Sound

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400 words. The Highland Park Landmark reserves the right to edit letters.

Letters become property of The Highland Park Landmark. Letters that

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Landmark. Letters can be mailed to: The Highland Park Landmark, 60

Revere Drive St. 888, Northbrook, IL, 60062. Fax letters to (847) 272-

4648 or email Editor Erin Yarnall at erin@hplandmark.com

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Highland Park art teacher’s

landscapes let viewers enjoy the

beauty of winter, Page 23

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Faith Briefs

Christ Church (1713 Green Bay Road,

Highland Park)

Weeknight Service

7-8 p.m. Thursdays,

church coffee bar. Weeknight

service is a place to

come, stay awhile, meet

people and then go make

a difference. For more

information, call (847)

234-1001 or email Brad at


Men’s Breakfast Group

6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Panera Bread, 1211

Half Day Road, Bannockburn.

For more information,

contact Sean at seansmith797@gmail.com.

Trinity Episcopal (425 Laurel Avenue,

Highland Park)

Sunday Schedule

8 a.m. – Holy Eucharist,

St. Michael’s Chapel

8:45 a.m. – Fellowship

10 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

with music, Main


10 a.m. Sunday School

(on the 1st and 3rd


11 a.m. – Fellowship

Men’s Bible Study Group

9-10 a.m. Saturdays

Wednesday Service

9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

with healing, St.

Michael’s Chapel

A Safe Place

6 p.m. Thursdays - Guild


Men’s AA Meeting

8:30 p.m. Fridays

Congregation Solel (1301 Clavey Road)

Torah Study

9:15 a.m. Saturdays

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

(1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park)

Writer’s Beit Midrash

9:30-11 a.m. every other

Wednesday, The NSS Beth

El Writer’s Beit Midrash

meets in the Maxwell Abbel

Library. All fiction,

non-fiction, poetry, memoir

and essay writers (published

or not yet published)

are welcome for discussions,

exercises, camaraderie

and critique. Contact

Rachel Kamin at rkamin@

nssbethel.org for more information

and to be added

to the mailing list.

Open Conversational


10-11 a.m. Sundays.

Practice Hebrew conversation

and reading informally

with other participants.

Free. For information,

contact Judy Farby at


Daily Minyan

8:45 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.


7:15 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.


7:15 a.m.; 6:15 p.m.


Shabbat Service

6:15 p.m. Friday (Kabbalat


8:50 a.m. Shacharit

(Shabbat Morning)

10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation

(Grades 2-6)

10:45 a.m. Young Family

Service (families with

children first-grade age

and younger)

Immaculate Conception Parish (770

Deerfield Road, Highland Park)

Weekend Services

5 p.m. Saturdays

4-4:45 p.m. Sundays,


8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Sunday



4-4:45 p.m. Saturdays

Sunday Connection

Scripture Group

10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays,

The Sunday Connection

is a women’s discussion

group based on the

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readings for the following

weekend liturgies. Coffee

and camraderie following

each session. Everyone

welcome, no sign-up necessary.

The group is located

in the church’s parish


St. James Catholic Church (134 North

Ave., Highwood)

Catholic Charities Supper

6:30 p.m. Thursdays,

Parish Hall

Food Pantry

5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday,

lower level of school.

Worship Services

8 a.m. Monday through


8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays

8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays

Noon Sundays with a


Alcoholics Anonymous

7 p.m. Mondays in the


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In Memoriam

Timothy Dacy

Timothy Howard Dacy,

65, of Lake Forest, Illinois,

passed peacefully on

January 26, 2019 after a

long battle with ALS.

Tim was born to William

and Frances, on

December 20, 1953, in

Tacoma, Washington. He

graduated as a football

legend and hall-of-famer

from Highland Park High

School and was awarded

all-state honors as a linebacker.

He received a

football scholarship from

Arizona State University,

but transferred to Northern

Illinois University

and was named football

captain. He received his

Physical Education Degree

from Northern Illinois

University in 1977.

Tim married his high

school sweetheart and love

of his life, Nancy (Galassini)

in 1979. Nancy was

so in love and devoted to

him. Together Tim and

Nancy raised three wonderful

and loving children

in Lake Forest, Illinois.

He leaves as his legacy

three children: Brian Dacy

(Ali), Kristin Lambropoulos

(Bill), and Andrew

Dacy. He also leaves to

cherish his memory, five

grandchildren who he absolutely

treasured: Jack,

Bridget, Logan, Parker,

and Landon.

Tim was “adored” by

his loving sister and brother

in-laws (Mary-Gary,

George-Geri, John-Julie,

and Diane) and his 14

nieces and nephews (April,

Tim, Jessica, Michael,

Alissa, Caitlin, Brittany,

Lindsey, Courtney, Valerie,

Nick, Paige, Dylan,

Rebecca, and their loving

spouses). His children remember

him as the best father,

friend, coach, mentor,

boss, partner, grandfather

and loving husband to his

beautiful wife.

He was preceded in

death by Frances Dacy

(Mother), William Dacy

(Father), Michael Dacy

(Brother), Guido Galassini

(Father-In-law) and

Dirce Galassini (Mother


As a business man, Tim

was an entrepreneur in every

sense of the word. He

founded and grew numerous

successful organizations

and until his passing

he stayed involved

working with his children

serving as CIO “Chief

Inspirational Officer”.

Roy Bollhoffer

Roy E. Bollhoffer, 78,

of Deerfield, passed away

on January 28, 2019 after

a long illness. Roy was

raised in Cudahy, WI and

he moved to Highland

Park, where he was a barber

for 37 years. Beloved

husband of Patricia for

54 years; loving father

of Roy Jr. (Holly) and

Robert (Kate); cherished

grandfather of Mia; dear

brother of Ronald (Sharon)

and the late Richard

and brother-in-law to the

late Ronald. A visitation

will be held on Saturday,

February 2, 2019 from

2-5 pm at Kelley & Spalding

Funeral Home, 1787

Deerfield Rd. Highland

Park, IL. A service will be

held on Monday, February

4, 2019 10:00 am at Ascension

Cemetery, 1920

Buckley Rd. Libertyville,

IL 60048, in the Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made to the

Wounded Warrior Project,

P.O. Box 758516, Topeka,

Kansas 66675. For info or

directions please contact

Kelley & Spalding Funeral

Home at 847-831-4260.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email erin@

hplandmark.com with

information about a loved

from Highland Park or


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HP art instructor’s landscapes warm up library

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Chicago artist Mike

Barret Kolasinski’s

breathtaking landscapes

enhance the natural wonder

of his scenes. His

work is that of visual poetry,

as his soft pastels

reveal the ethereal beauty

that quietly surrounds us.

On Friday, Feb.1, Kolasinski,

an art instructor

at The Art Center, was

on hand from 7-8 p.m.

at the Orland Park Public

Library — where his

work will be on display

through the end of the

month — to participate in

the latest Meet the Artist

installment. His technique

for capturing the warm

beauty of the winter season

was among the topics

discussed during the hourlong


“His wildscapes are truly

magnificent,” Outreach

Assistant Duke Phelps

said. “The way he puts

that little hint of color in

the snow. You think of

snow as this white entity,

but he puts little hints of

color in there. It’s incredible

what he can do.”

Kolasinski explained

that he loves to “push the

color,” pointing out that

even in our own environment,

shades of white are

rarely free of hues.

“Earlier tonight, Duke

and I were talking about

the sunset, and I started

pointing out some of the

shadows in the snow, and

it’s not white,” Kolasinski

said. “None of my paintings

have pure white in

them, and I don’t use

black. To get the darks in

here you use a deep purple,

a maroon possibly to

blend in there a little bit.”

Kolasinski truly loves

Chicago resident Bob Steinmetz looks at “Freezer

Burn” by Mike Barret Kolasinski.

the medium of soft pastel.

He expertly plies these

fragile sticks of powdery

pigment to make ripples

in the water dance and

tree shadows sing.

“Pastels are immediate,”

Kolasinski said.

“They don’t dry differently.

They don’t fade.

They’re pure pastel, pure

pigment. You can’t get

anything better than just

using the paint as it is.”

Worth resident Gary

Wick — a member of the

Chicago Pastel Painters,

of which Kolasinski is a

co-founding board master

member — said that

when it comes to winterscapes,

Kolasinski is hard

to beat.

“Mike is a marvelous

individual,” Wick said

with a smile. “This guy

does winter scenes that

are unbelievable, as you

can see. It’s well worth

everyone’s time and effort

to come and look at them

and purchase a bunch of


The winterscapes are all

created from places Kolasinski

visited by car, foot

or cross-country ski. The

Indiana Dunes, Rocky

Mountain National Park

and Michigan area nature

preserves are among the

locations highlighted in

the Orland Park Public

Library exhibit.

As an instructor at The

Art Center, Kolasinski

goes beyond teaching the

basics of the soft pastel

medium to encourage

his students to visualize

the world in colors and


He said, “It’s not so

much teaching them how

to paint; it’s teaching them

how to see artistically.”

Following Kolasinski’s

February exhibit, the library

will be showing the

mixed technique oil paintings

of Kathleen Eaton, a

Chicago area artist who

interprets city and suburban

life, in March.

“We like variation, and

we don’t want to stick to

one thing,” Phelps said.

“So, we like going from

photography to pastel to

more painting with a paint

brush. We try to spice it

up as best we can.”

During a Meet the Artist event held Friday, Feb. 1, at the Orland Park Public Library

(left to right) Robin and Fiona Michon ask Mike Barret Kolasinski, an instructor at The

Art Center, about his work. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Karen Fonte, of Joliet, smiles as she reads the title of “Frozen Assets” by Mike Barret


24 | February 14, 2019 | The highland park landmark dining out


Community first for Northbrook’s Big Apple Bagels

Michal Dwojak

Contributing Sports Editor

Maria and Hector Barbosa

already knew the essential

element to starting

out in the bagel business:

making the dough.

Hector had been the

baker for Big Apple Bagels

in Northbrook when

the store officially opened

in 1995, but when there

was a change at the head

of the Northbrook shop, he

approached Maria about

the opportunity to take

over. She had experience

as a restaurant manager

and a background in accounting,

so it all seemed

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the Northbrook franchise

in 2001 and have become

a part of the Northbrook

community ever since.

“It doesn’t feel like a

franchise store, it feels

like Hector and Maria’s

store,” Maria said. “We

want people to feel comfortable

and blend in with

the community.”

The two knew they

wanted to blend in with

the community from the

beginning. With many different

sports and youth

activities centers close to

the bagel shop, plenty of

families stop in after and

get to know the leaders of

what many consider one

of the best bagel places in

the area.

Maria believes her shop

offers children something

they can’t get anywhere

else: a choice. Many parents

like to send their

children into the store so

they can choose what they

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They watch as kids

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“We feel like they have

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Maria said.

One thing that continues

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That’s what Maria believes

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Everything is

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The shop’s classic Turkey Club ($6.49) pairs roast turkey, bacon and American cheese.

Century Media had to see

what all the praise was

about. The editors entered

into the homey shop

smelling the fresh aromas

of bagels and sweets to

find a wide range of them

right in front of them

behind the counter.

The Barbosas first offered

the Start Fresh

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customer’s choice of bagel

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Editors tried the Lox

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Maria said is one of the

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cream cheese, tomato and

red onion, and is a good

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We moved on to lunch

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Oh, the places you’ll go!

Five great places to travel in 2019

Mira Temkin

Contributing Columnist

Travel tends to be

kind of a fickle

thing. One year, a

destination is hot; the next

year it’s not. Ask anyone

who visited busy Prague

or Venice last summer

and they’ll tell you that

too many tourists was too

much of a good thing.

Here are some suggestions

for some up and coming

destinations that may be

the road less traveled…

for now.

San Miguel de Allende

This colonial-era city in

Mexico’s central highlands

is recognized for its

fabulous baroque Spanish

architecture, thriving

arts scene and cultural

festivals. Enjoy walking

along the quaint cobblestone

streets, admiring the

artisanal crafts, soaking in

the hot springs and dining

in organic restaurants. Go

before everyone else finds

out about it.

Quito, Ecuador

The 500-year old capital

of Ecuador is surrounded

by the majestic Andes

Mountains and here, traditional

Spanish colonial

architecture, colorful

markets and world-class

gastronomy welcome

visitors to this enchanting

capital city. Tour magnificent

golden churches, bargain

for exquisite scarves,

A marketplace in Quito, Ecuador sells a variety of bags.

Mira Temkin/22nd Century Media

blankets and leather and

hike the cloud forests.

Take a selfie as you stand

in the middle of the world

as Quito is located on both

sides of the equator. For

many, Quito is considered

the gateway to the Galapagos

Islands, but Quito is

worth its own exploration.

Charlevoix, Canada

Just east of Quebec City

is an area ripe for growing,

dotted with rolling

rivers, and green valleys.

Take a scenic train ride

from Quebec City through

the renowned Charlevoix

region. You’ll discover

breathtaking scenery,

national parks, majestic

rivers and abundant cultural

offerings. The area

also known as The Flavor

Trail is home to more than

40 local producers who

welcome visitors to their

farms, restaurants and

shops, promoting agritourism

at its best.

Turks & Caicos

These charming islands

are the perfect escape –

thrilling water sports and

fabulous dining with a

laid-back vibe and fewer

crowds. Walk along the

white sands of Grace Bay

Beach and you’ll soon

discover why this exquisite

stretch of sand has

been recognized as one

of the top beaches in the

world. Kayak through the

mangroves and explore

the various ecosystems in

water so clear you can see

the turtles, baby sharks

and various schools of


Douro Valley, Portugal

Thanks to popular river

cruises along the Douro

River, tourism to Portugal

has increased more

than 10 percent last year

and promises to grow

even more in 2019. With

its mild climate, lots of

sunshine and beautiful

Atlantic Ocean beaches,

Portugal is the perfect

year-round destination.

Still, even with its popularity,

it’s less crowded

than other places, so you

can discover the beautiful

architecture, winding

rivers, hilltop castles and

delightful cuisine. Fine

Douro Valley wineries

beckon in this enchanted

valley, and, compared to

other European destinations,

it’s very affordable.

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1. Off-roader’s purchase,

for short

4. Civil rights org.

9. “___ Mia!” (Abba


14. Swimwear top

15. Chalice covers

16. “Ta-ta!”

17. Great Barrier

Reef site

19. Left, at sea

20. Diego’s dwelling

21. Car pioneer

23. Not broadcast

27. Country club attendees

32. Letters on a Cardinal’s


33. Part of USNA

35. Loyola QB, Jack

36. Bogus

37. Cold war initials

38. Bullfighter’s cry

40. Hard up

43. Known as

44. Like some ports

45. Send, as payment

47. North Shore

Country Day School

field hockey goalie,


50. Liquid pouches

51. Something that’s


54. One with lots to


56. Religious fast

58. “Love Will Find


60. Simpsons’ character

61. Graceful woman

65. Meeting

69. “Pirates of the

Caribbean” star first


70. Miscalculation

71. Shoe specification

72. __ Martin (007


73. Impertinent ones

74. Atlas abbr.


1. Calculator precursor

2. School skipper

3. Feudal dependent

4. D.C.-based radio


5. Auto insurer with

roadside service

6. Whole

7. History Muse

8. Sacred hymn

9. Foreboding atmosphere

10. Rocker’s equipment

11. Dairy farm sound

12. Producer, abbr.

13. At the stern

18. Japanese food fish

22. Dict. offering

24. Half a cheerleader


25. Nobel Prize subj.

26. Great dog?

28. “You’re beautiful”

singer James

29. Ultimatum word

30. Fragrant flower

31. Elder

34. Colorists

36. Foot-operated


38. Arch style

39. Russian river

41. Beloved

42. Pool site, maybe

44. Flight board abbr.

46. Doctrine

48. Ogden native

49. Stock index

51. Current types

52. Showy sea bird

53. Wild donkey

55. Goes ballistic

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Konrad Schmid

Schmid is a senior swimmer for Highland

Park High School. He swims the individual

medley and on a pair of Giants


Do you have any pre-meet or prerace


Before a race, I like to think of how I’m

going to execute the race, before I get up

on the blocks. I like to think about how

I’m going to come off each wall, how I’m

going to start, how I’m going to pace myself

in each part of the race.

What are your plans for next year?

I will be attending Northwestern University.

I had connections to that university.

It’s close. I looked at a lot of universities,

but Northwestern just stood out to


What do you want to study?

I’m not too sure at the moment. I might

go into teaching, but that’s just a possible

career path. Right now, I’m still figuring

out what I want to do.

When did you first get into


I started swimming competitively in

HPAC, which is the club team, back in

seventh grade. I would do practices at the

rec center through the park district, but

competitively it was seventh grade.

Why swimming?

I was looking at a lot of possible sports

to do — was thinking about volleyball,

actually. But I just tried out swimming

and stuck with the sport and really enjoyed

it. And I saw that I was progressing

and was really happy with it.

If you could play another sport,

what would it be?

I’d probably do water polo, but the

thing about it is if you really want to be

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a good swimmer you have to focus on

swimming. But since my season’s about

to end and I’m a senior, I might actually

try doing water polo this year.

What is something people don’t

know about you?

My mom is Polish, so I actually visit

Poland every summer for one month to

see my other side of the family.

If you could have dinner with

anybody, who would it be?

I’d probably have dinner with my deceased

grandfather and with all my grandparents

I guess. I have one living grandparent

and she lives in Poland. They mean

a lot to me, so I think it would just be nice.

If you could travel anywhere you

haven’t been, where would you


I think going to Australia or New Zealand

would be kinda cool. Those are really

beautiful countries.

What are you and your team’s

goals for the rest of the season?

The season is wrapping up, got two

weeks left until state. Our goals are we really

want to win sectionals, and that’s at

our pool, and that’s next Saturday [Feb.

16], and we’re hoping to get a lot of guys

qualified for state.

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Highland Park had one

representative Feb. 6 in an

IHSA gymnastics sectional

at Stevenson High School.

Giants freshman Kaya

Bogot made her sectional

debut and finished 30th on

the all-around leaderboard

with a score of 31.475.

Point-wise, her best

event was the vault in

which she recorded a score

of 8.375.

“I didn’t know what to

expect [in the sectional],”

Bogot said. “It was a great

experience. The whole

season was great. My

teammates were very supportive

and really nice.”

Highland Park coach

Anthony Kopp called it “a

great year overall for our

team, one of our best years

in a long time.”

“It’s good that Kaya

qualified [for the sectional]

as a freshman,” he added.

“She worked hard all year.

We’re excited to have her

for three more years.”

Carmel won the 16-team

Sectional with 145.425

points, followed by New

Trier, Glenbrook South,

Stevenson and Lake Forest.

The top team in each of

the four sectionals qualified

for the state finals,

and they are joined by four

teams that scored the highest

at sectional contests but

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

Highland Park freshman Kaya Bogot leaps off the balance

beam during her sectional performance Feb. 6 in

Lincolnshire. Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media


Highland Park 6, District 211 2

Six different Giants scored as Highland Park moved to

3-1 in the Illinois High School Hockey League postseason

with the win on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Centennial Ice


Highland Park continues league playoffs Sunday, Feb.

17, against Crystal Lake South.

LZMW 3, Highland Park 2

George Giese scored both goals for the Giants in their

league playoff loss Feb. 5.

Highland Park outshot Lake Zurich-Mundelein-Wauconda


failed to finish in first.

The first five in the respective

events at each of

the sectionals earned automatic

advancement to

the state finals, scheduled

for Friday-Saturday, Feb.

15-16, at Palatine High


This Week In ...

Giants Athletics

Boys Swimming and


■Feb. ■ 16 - host sectional,

1 p.m.

Boys Basketball

■Feb. ■ 15 — at Deerfield, 7


■Feb. ■ 16 — at Highland

Park, 4 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 19 — at Niles West,

6:30 p.m.

Girls Track and Field

■Feb. ■ 14 — at Glenbrook

North, 4:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 20 — at Niles West,

4:30 p.m.

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the highland park landmark | February 14, 2019 | 33

Boys Basketball

Chilly night from the floor dooms Giants

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

There was a frigid cold

front outside of Highland

Park High School’s gym

when the Giants hosted

Glenbrook North on Friday,

Feb. 8, and the weather

was no better inside the

gym for the Giants, where

Glenbrook North’s Ben Silver

was a one-man storm.

Silver rained down six

3-pointers upon Highland

Park to lead all scorers

with 18 points, in a 48-32

Glenbrook North win in

Central Suburban League

North play.

The Giants employed a

defensive scheme aimed

at making someone other

than Glenbrook North’s

Brian Johnson and Alex

Press beat them.

Silver obliged.

“Glenbrook North’s a

great team and they forced

us to play kind of a gimmick

defense,” Highland

Park coach Paul Harris

said. “That opened things

up and you have to give

[Silver] credit for hitting

some really big shots.”

Silver hit five of his six

threes in the second half.

The Giants only trailed

by nine points after three

quarters of play, but Silver

buried three treys in the

fourth to help the Spartans

pull away to victory.

Glenbrook North (15-

10, 8-1) won 51-19 over

Highland Park (10-13,

4-5) in the teams’ first CSL

North meeting on Dec.

21. The rematch was tied

11-11 after a quarter but

Glenbrook North went on

a 10-0 scoring run to start

the second quarter, and led

21-13 at halftime.

The Spartans posted a

12-11 scoring edge in the

third quarter against a Giants

team that has bounced

back well from adversity

all season.

“We’ve grown so much

as a team. We’re more connected

and we’re playing

with more poise,” Giants

senior Andrew Natinsky

said. “Tonight, I couldn’t

finish my shots, Cole

[Beermann] wasn’t hitting

his shots — it was just one

of those nights.”

A Siegien three-point

play and a Silver threepointer

put Glenbrook

North up 38-24 to start the

fourth quarter.

Another Siegien basket

and another Silver three

capped another 10-point

scoring run that put North

up 43-24.

Silver buried one more

three for good measure,

putting North up by 20

points in the game’s waning


Glenbrook North

clinched a share of the CSL

North crown with the win.

A win in their final conference

game against Maine

West on Feb. 15 would

give the Spartans the outright

conference title.

“It’s been a great year

in the conference but we

can still get better,” Weber

said. “And if Ben Silver

can shoot like that down

the stretch, this is a tough

team. But I don’t know if

he’ll ever be open like that


The Giants played without

injured point guard

Zach Fagenholz. Val

Oplchenski led Highland

Park with 7 points, while

Beermann and Isaac Griswold

scored 6 apiece, and

Natinsky netted 5.

“I thought we played

great and just didn’t shoot

the ball real well in the

second half,” Harris said.

“I thought Isaac Griswold

played a great game, Andrew

and Cole continue

to give us consistent play,

and Andrew’s ability to

handle the ball in Zach’s

absence was great.

“We just have a tough,

resilient group. Even when

we’ve had some losses I

feel like we’re still climbing.

We’re learning from

it, which is making us better

and it’s really the sign

of a bunch of guys who really

love playing with each


Highland Park’s Isaac Griswold rises for a contested

jump shot in a league battle with Glenbrook North

Friday, Feb. 8, in Highland Park. Photos by Gary

Larsen/22nd Century Media

Nate Fleisher looks for a Giants teammate during his

team’s loss to the Spartans.

Park district hoops squad sweeps local tourney

Submitted by Park

District of Highland Park

The Park District of

Highland Park fifth grade

basketball team took first

place at the Maine East

Shutout Tournament held

Jan. 19-20 in Park Ridge.

The Highland Park team

went 4-0 in the eight-team

tournament, which included

teams from Bartlett,

Deerfield, Glen Ellyn,

Mundelein, Libertyville

and Niles.

“We are incredibly

proud of the win,” said

Eric Golmon, athletics supervisor

for the Park District

of Highland Park. “A

victory like this illustrates

the team’s hard work and

dedication this season.”

Members of the team

are: Asher Blitz, David

Isaacson, Evan Mintzer,

Jake Grossmann, Jarrod

Cohen, Joey Moyer, Jonah

Mazursky, Konner Sayer,

Max Dubin and Noah Fox.

The team is coached by

Chris Gottschalk.

The Park District of

Highland Park basketball

league season runs from

November–February. For

more information, contact

Golmon at (847) 579-


RIGHT: The Park District

of Highland Park’s Maine

East Shutout champion

fifth-grade basketball

team: (left to right, front

row) Max Dubin, Evan

Mintzer, Jarrod Cohen,

Konner Sayer, Noah Fox,

(back row) Jake Grossman,

Asher Blitz, Jonah

Mazursky, David Issacson,

Joey Moyer and (far back)

coach Chris Gottschalk.

Photo Submitted

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Vorobev shatters decades-old record at league meet

Giants have 9 top-three

finishes, take second

Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter

A record that had stood for

more than a half century was

wiped out on Saturday, Feb.

9, when Highland Park’s

Andrew Vorobev swam the

100-yard butterfly in 52.03

seconds during the Central

Suburban League North championships

at Vernon Hills High


His time shattered the CSL

record of :52.50 set in 1968 by

New Trier’s Byron MacDonald.

Breaking the CSL’s oldest

record didn’t come as a big

surprise, however, because earlier

in the season Vorobev was

clocked at :51.43, which was

under the qualifying time of

:52.23 for the state championships.

Vorobev also knew that he

would have to go all out to defeat

Glenbrook North’s Jake

Shapiro, the second-place finisher

with a state-qualifying

:52.22 performance.

“We raced at GBN in January,”

Vrobev said. “That’s

where I qualified.

“There were a lot of positives

in this meet. It was great to see a

lot of our senior swimmers have

their best times. For some of our

seniors this was their last meet.”

Highland Park finished second

in the six-team meet with

339 points to 424 for first-place

GBN. Deerfield was a distant

third with 266.

Vorobev was one of two gold

medalists for the Giants; the

other was Tobe Obochi, winner

of the 50 freestyle in :21.86, a

smidgen shy of the state-qualifying

time of :21.85. Obochi,

however, qualified earlier in

the season with a :21.79 performance.

The Giants also had four second-place

finishers: Vorobev in

the 100 backstroke that GBN’s

Ryan Purdy won in record time;

Obochi in the 100 breaststroke;

their 200 medley relay team of

Richard Heller, Obochi, Vorobev

and Alex Gordon; and

their 400 freestyle relay team of

Vorobev, Bora Hopali, Konrad

Schmid and Obochi.

The 400 free relay was the

last event of the 24-event meet

(that also included junior varsity

championships), and Vorobev

swam the leadoff leg in :49.74

as the Giants went the distance

in 3:17.87 in coming in second

behind GBN, which was timed

in 3:15.30.

“Right now, I’m pretty tired,”

Vorobev said afterward. “On a

scale of from 1 to 10, I feel like

I’m a 7 1/2 or 8.”

Two Highland Park swimmers

finished third: Schmid in

the 200 individual medley and

Heller in the 100 backstroke, as

did the 200 freestyle relay quartet

of Gordon, Tran, Hopali and


Coach Tim Siros was pleased

with the Giants performance.

“We’re where I thought we

would be,” he said, looking

ahead to the Feb. 16 sectional

met that Highland Park will


“Richard Heller is right there

in the backstroke, Konrad

Schmid is right there in the individual

medley and Bora Hopali

is right there in the butterfly

(in which he finished fourth).

We’re in good shape to get all of

our guys qualified and in good

shape to get our relay teams


“Our pool is a great pool,

deep and fast. We’re looking for

Andrew Vorobev and Tobe Obochi

to pull a lot of guys through

in the relays. Andrew is pretty

tired; he worked hard all week

in the pool and in the weight

room. Once he gets his rest he’s

really going to be explosive.

“We’ve never had three relays

go to state. That’s what we’re

hoping for.”

The Giants Tobe Obochi eagerly awaits his time after winning the 50-yard freestyle at the conference

finals Saturday, Feb. 9, in Vernon Hills. Photos by Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

Highland Park swimmer Frankie Pecaro celebrates his time in the 100-yard freestyle a the Central Suburban

North championships.

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the highland park landmark | February 14, 2019 | 35


Coach on Drosos: ‘His time is coming’


22CM file Photo

Stars of the


1. Andrew Vorobev

(ABOVE). Our cover

boy this week put

on quite a show

at the conference

meet, breaking a

60-year-old record

and helping one

of Giants relays to

two second-place


2. Isaac Griswold.

The Highland Park

basketball player

stepped up for

the shorthanded

Giants in their loss

to conference rival

Glenbrook North

on Friday night.

3. George Giese.

The Giants hockey

star just keeps

going. Just after

being named to

the All-State team,

Giese scored

twice in a loss and

then helped led

his team to a 6-2

win in the IHSHL


Junior picks up pair

of wins at sectional

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

It’s always difficult for

a wrestler to see his high

school career end, and

even though he didn’t advance

downstate, Highland

Park junior Pano

Drosos went 2-2 Friday

and Saturday, Feb. 8-9,

at the IHSA Class 3A

Barrington Sectional and

gained some hard-earned


“This experience was

invaluable for him,” Highland

Park coach Steve

Moore said. “Now he

knows what to expect. He

knows he has to get in the

weight room and how hard

he has to work, and to get

to camps. To be good in

this sport, you can’t just do

it when wrestling season

starts. But Pano will get


Drosos won 23 matches

this year at 160 pounds.

He lost to the third- and

fourth-place finishers in


“He’s one of the hardest

working kids I know,”

Moore said. “Ask any kid

in our wrestling room;

they’ll tell you that Pano

never stops. He’s the

hardest-working kid we

have. His time is coming.

He’s got that heart and that


The Giants’ Matt Salcena

(195) was also a sectional

qualifier in his senior


“It was a surprise, but

you can never count anyone

out in wrestling,”

Moore said. “Matt has

been peaking the last couple

of weeks, working his

butt off, and he got here

and got a win. I couldn’t be

more proud of him. He’s a

kid that probably nobody

expected to get here, so

that was fantastic.”

Local competitors

The Giants intradistrict

rivals, Deerfield, will be

sending three grapplers to

the state finals.

Warriors Jacob Recin

(152) and Brock Emmerich

(160) won their respective

weight classes,

while Cody Goodman

(195) finished second and

will join them in Champaign.

Glenbrook North’s

Trent Williams won the

220-pound division, while

teammate Cam Casey took

third at 182 and Nico Jung

fourth at 170.

Loyola Academy senior

Aidan McKeag fought

through ankle and hip injuries

at this year’s sectional.

He opened with a win

at 132 pounds before consecutive

losses ended his


Fellow senior Sam

Schierloh (195) joined

Highland Park’s Pano Drosos squares up his opponent in a sectional match Saturday,

Feb. 9, at Barrington High School. Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

McKeag as a sectional

qualifier for Loyola this

season. Schierloh went

2-2 in Barrington and

finished one win away

from advancing to the 3A

individual state finals in


Schierloh lost his first

match before posting two

wins by fall in the consolation

round. He then lost by

fall to see his season end.

Schierloh finished 21-6

this year, after sitting out

last season to concentrate

on football. But he let

Haney know he’d be back

for his senior wrestling


New Trier’s Tyler Janczak

(195), Matt McKenna

(145) and Jack Cummings

(160) all competed at this

year’s sectional, and Janczak

and Cummings finished

one win away from

qualifying for next week’s

3A state finals.

McKenna lost to the

third- and fourth-place

sectional finishers in Barrington.

The freshman Cummings

reached the championship

semifinals before

losing to eventual sectional

champ Brock Emmerich

of Deerfield. A consolation

semifinal loss then ended

his season.

In IHSA Class 2A, five

Lake Forest wrestlers

competed in the Antioch

Sectional, with two pushing

through to state.

Chase Waggoner, who

was an injury replacement

at the sectional, took second

in the 170-pound division

and Truman Thuente

was third at 195.

Listen Up

“I’m pretty tired. On a scale of from 1 to 10, I

feel like I’m a 7 1/2 or 8.”

Andrew Vorobev — Giants conference champion swimmer

after his four-medal performance

tune in

Boys Basketball

•7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, Highland Park visits



31 - High School Highlights

30 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Editor Erin Yarnall. Send any questions

or comments to erin@hplandmark.com.

The highland Park Landmark | February 14, 2019 | HPLandmark.com

One last go Two Highland Park wrestlers

give it their best in sectional, Page 35

Rough night Giants go cold from floor, run into

a red-hot Spartan, Page 29

Swimmer’s record-breaking butterfly leads Giants at league finals, Page 34

Andrew Vorobev swims the 100-yard butterfly on his way to a conference record Saturday, Feb. 9, at the CSL North championships. Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

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