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Lake Forest and Lake Bluff’s hometown newspaper LakeForestLeader.com • March 14, 2019 • Vol. 5 No. 5 • $1

Improvements

on the way

Bid approved for bluff

failure project, Page 3

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Publication

Annual event displays importance of protecting wildlife, Page 4

On the ballot

Local candidates respond

to The Leader’s annual

questionnaire, pages 8-11

Luck of the

Irish

Contributing Columnist

details story of first Irish

pioneers in Lake Bluff,

Page 16

Attendees hold a Burmese

python during the

Reptile Rampage Sunday,

March 10 at the Lake

Forest Recreation Center.

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THURSDAY

Meet and Greet with The

Lake Forest Leader

5:30-7 p.m. March 14,

LifeWorking CoWorking,

717 Forest Ave. Second

Floor, Lake Forest. Come

mingle with the editorial

and sales team. Learn how

to get news and events into

The Leader. Review effective

ways to market business

or event through print

advertising digital and social

media marketing and

local event sponsorships.

Win Broadway in Chicago

tickets and an ad in The

Leader. Refreshments and

small bites will be served.

RSVP to Teresa Lippert

at t.lippert@22ndcentury

media.com.

Luck of the Irish Adult Wine

& Design

7-8 p.m. March 14, Lake

Forest Flowers, 546 N.

Western Ave Lake Forest.

Join Eileen Weber, AAF to

create a stylized floral design

to take home. BYOB.

Register at www.lakeforestflowers.com

or call

(847) 234-0017.

Robberies, Holdups and

Shootouts—True Crimes in

Lake County

7 p.m. Mar 14, History

Center Lake Forest-Lake

Bluff, 509 East Deerpath

Road, Lake Forest. Hear infamous

true crime stories of

Lake County ranging from

the Rondout Train Robbery

to the Fox Lake Massacre.

This presentation by the

Bess Bower Dunn Museum

of Lake County will

examine the historical evidence

to focus on fascinating

crimes that took place

in our own backyards. $10

for members, $15 for nonmembers.

For more information,

visit www.lflbh

istory.org.

FRIDAY

“The Importance of Being

Earnest”

March 15-24, Gorton

Community Center, 400

E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

The last comedic work

of the legendary British

playwright Oscar Wilde is

a flawless send-up of late

Victorian customs and attitudes,

a confection of high

farce built of brilliantly unforgettable

characters and

unforgettably brilliant dialogue.

For more information,

call 847-234-6062.

SATURDAY

U2 Hype

7:30-9:30 March 16,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake

Forest. U2 Hype is the ultimate

tribute to U2. Delighting

fans across the country

since 2001, Hype brings

you the authentic sights and

sounds that make U2 one of

the most popular bands in

the world. Tickets are $25-

$32. For more information,

call (847) 234-6060.

Kids Floral Workshop: Luck

of the Irish

11 a.m.-noon March 16,

Lake Forest Flowers, 546

N. Western Ave Lake Forest.

$35 Perfect for kids

ages 6 - 12. Join Eileen Weber,

AAF to create a stylized

St. Patrick’s Day inspired

floral design to take

home. Register at www.

lakeforestflowers.com or

call (847) 234-0017.

MONDAY

Women of World War II:

On the Front Lines & the

Home Front

7-8 p.m. March 18, Lake

Bluff Library, 123 E Scranton

Ave., Lake Bluff. During

World War II, American

women took on many

new roles both in the military

and as civilians. One

of the civilian avenues was

through the American Red

Cross Clubmobile which

featured doughnuts, coffee,

and good old American

girl-next-door friendliness

on the front lines in

Europe, Southeast Asia,

India, and Australia. Learn

more about the Clubmobile

program and other ways in

which American women

helped win the War. For

more information, call

(847) 234-2540.

WEDNESDAY

Empty Nesters Series-

Managing the Middle

6-7 p.m. March 20, Gorton

Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake

Forest. Have you ever wondered

how you will deal

with aging kids and parents

at the same time? We’re

here to help with guidance

and helpful information on

this ever-growing topic!

Learn how to care for yourself

while being part of the

“Sandwich Generation.”

For more information, call

(847) 234-6060.

UPCOMING

Spring Vegetable Gardening

Workshop

7-8 p.m. March 21, Lake

Bluff Library, 123 E Scranton

Ave., Lake Bluff. Lettuce,

arugula, and radishes

are just a few of the many

veggies you can harvest this

spring! Marissa Hopkins,

an urban farmer, will show

how to grow a super-easy

spring vegetable garden

in pots or in the ground-

-anywhere you have a little

sun. This program’s raffle

prizes are sponsored by the

Friends of the Library and

Pasquesi Home and Garden.

For more information,

call (847) 234-2540.

12th Annual Emerging

Artist Exhibit

Noon-2 p.m. March 31,

The Gallery, 202 E Wisconsin

Ave., Lake Forest.

The Deer Path Art League

presents the 12th Annual

Emerging Artist Exhibit

| featuring artwork from

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff

schools. Lunch will be

available for purchase at

The Gallery. For more information,

call (224) 544-

5961.

ONGOING

Soup-er Bingo

Noon Dickinson Hall,

100 E. Old Mill Road,

Lake Forest. Back by popular

demand, Bingo Lunch.

Come in on the first Friday

of February and March to

warm up on a chilly day.

Come for the soup and stay

for the bingo. The regular

bingo game will start

immediately after lunch.

This event is $5 for members

and $10 for guests.

For more information, call

(847) 234-2209.

Go Walk

8 a.m. every Tuesday

morning at the Lake Bluff

Recreation Center, 355 W.

Washington Ave., Lake

Bluff. Free for all Lake

Forest/Lake Bluff residents.

Walks will be held

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EDITOR’S NOTE

The Lake Forest

Leader will publish

the rest of its election

questionnaires in the

March 21 issue.

outdoors, weather permitting,

year round. Register at

the Lake Bluff Park District

www.lakebluffparks.org.

Toastmasters Club

6:15 p.m. First and third

Tuesday of the month,

Lake Forest Toastmasters

Club meets at the Gorton

Community Center, 400 E.

Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

Toastmasters is an international

organization that

aims to help develop communication

and leadership

skills for professional and

personal growth. This club

is open to all. For more information

visit www.lakeforest.toastmastersclubs.

org.

Social Bridge Play

7-9 p.m. every Thursdays,

First Presbyterian

Church, 700 N. Sheridan

Road. Lake Forest. The

Deacons of First Presbyterian

Church are hosting

weekly Social Bridge Play.

Brief Bridge lesson given

at the beginning. All Levels

welcome. No partner

required, drop-ins welcome.

Beginner Bridge Instruction

available separate

from social play. For more

information, call (847)

977-3159.


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the lake forest leader | March 14, 2019 | 3

Lake Forest City Council

Forest Park bluff failure project bid approved for nearly $2M

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Forest City

Council approved the

$1.9 million Forest Park

bluff failure project back

in October. However, during

the four-month design

process that followed,

five items were discovered

and recommended

to be included in the project.

Therefore, the City

Council awarded a bid

to John Keno and Company

at approximately $2

million along with a 10

percent contingency at

$208,836.34 at its Monday,

March 4 meeting.

The 10 percent contingency

is for any unforeseen

issues that may arise during

construction.

John Keno and Company

was the lowest qualified

bid of seven bidders

and the City has a lot of

experience working with

them. Keno completed

repair work in the north

beach ravine, Lake Forest

Cemetery ravine and

McCormick ravine and

is scheduled to complete

work for the City at the

water plant and the Lake

and Woodbine ravines this

spring.

“We had a lot of qualified

bidders (seven), going

through the right

process and having it result

with a company that

we’re very comfortable

with and have great experience

with,” Alderman

Ray Buschmann said.

During the design process,

it was determined

that an additional 80 feet

of bluff southward required

fill to provide a

reliable tie-in point. Also,

a portion of the sanitary

sewer was determined

to be in conflict with the

proposed fill area, requiring

its relocation. Additionally,

the entire road

and curve was widened

to provide a higher degree

of safety when two

cars pass one another. A

wood guardrail was designed

around the curve

area to provide safer use,

especially during winter

months. Lastly, the parking

lot, which is the original

parking lot from 1987

and has been patched

many times by the City,

will be reconstructed.

According to Public

Works Director Michael

Thomas, the lot is in poor

condition and expects that

no adequate asphalt will

remain after its use over

the next six months as a

staging area. The project

is set for an estimated

completion date of mid-

September.

“This is a triumph of

civil engineering planning,”

Mayor Rob Lansing

said. “We are grateful

for it.”

Weekend hours for

landscape equipment reduced

The City Council also

approved the amendment

of a section of the City

Code dealing with the use

of landscape equipment.

The City Council voted

to keep weekday hours of

use as is. The Monday-

Friday permitted hours

for the use of landscape

equipment is 7:30 a.m.-

7:30 p.m. However, the

City Council voted to reduce

the weekend hours

of use by 4.5 hours. The

current Saturday hours

are 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and

the current Sunday hours

are 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. The

new Saturday hours are

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and the

new Sunday hours are 10

a.m.-5 p.m. The council

saw this move as a temporary,

not permanent solution.

“It is a solution for the

moment,” Alderman Michelle

Moreno said. “This

is something that we will

continue to address. It is

not done. This is a step. It

is not the solution for all

times. It is the solution for

ROUND IT UP

A brief recap of City Council action from Monday,

March 4

• The council approved amendments to the special

use permit for Elawa Farm including modifications

to the conditions of approval and updates to the

Master Plan.

today. This is a step in the

right direction.”

At least for now, the

council opted to not include

restrictions on

decibel levels and types

of equipment in the ordinance.

“It is important that we

have an ordinance that

is workable, enforceable

and understandable,”

Buschmann said. “When

you start having too many

details about decibel levels

and different types of

equipment, it becomes

very cumbersome, confusing

and difficult for enforcement.”

From the City

Spring Ward Meetings

Ward 2: 7-8:30 Tuesday,

April 23, Gorton Community

Center, 400 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest, with

Aldermen Tim Newman

and Melanie Rummel.

Ward 4: 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 9, Fire Station

2, 1111 S. Telegraph

Road, Lake Forest, with

Aldermen Michelle Moreno

and Ray Buschmann.

Ward 1: 7-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28, Gorton

Community Center, 400

E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest,

with Aldermen Prue

Beidler and Jed Morris

Ward 3: 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 6, Gorton

Community Center, 400 E.

Illinois Road, Lake Forest,

with Aldermen Jim Preschlack

and New Alderman

to be elected on April

2.

Join your Aldermen to

learn about issues important

to your neighborhood

and all of Lake Forest in an

untelevised, casual format,

including:

What is going on with

the City and State budgets?

Who is investing in our

community?

Comprehensive Plan

Update:

To identify your ward,

visit cityoflakeforest.com

and enter your address.

Next, click on the “Aldermen,

Government Representatives

and Voting Information”

tab.

If you have questions,

please call (847) 810-3672

or email City Hall.

From the City is compiled by

Editor Alyssa Groh from the

City’s e-newsletter.

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LakeForestLeader.com

Reptile Rampage focuses on conservation

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

More than 1,000 people

came to the annual Reptile

Rampage to learn about all

things relating to reptiles.

A common passion for

animals, united attendees

and exhibitors at the 22nd

annual Reptile Rampage,

presented by the Wildlife

Discovery Center Sunday,

March 10 at the Lake Forest

Recreation Center. Conservation

was a main theme

shared among exhibitors

and attendees.

Two new participants

this year were the Peggy

Notebaert Nature Museum,

of Chicago, and the Phillips

Park Zoo, of Aurora, both

of which are involved in

conservation activities.

Jamie Forberg, a zookeeper

at Phillips Park,

explained that one of the

animals they brought for

attendees to meet was Ali,

an ornate box turtle, a species

that is threatened in Illinois.

They also brought a

tiger salamander, which is

the official state of Illinois

amphibian and a species

that many people are unfamiliar

with.

Celeste Troon, the curator

of living collections at

the Notebaert Museum,

said one of their key reptile

conservation efforts is for

Blanding’s turtles, which

are endangered in Illinois.

She and her team have a

breeding and headstart program

for them at the museum.

They were not able to

bring any of the Blanding’s

turtles to Reptile Rampage,

but they did have with them

one Mississippi mud turtle,

one Barnaby box turtle, one

false map turtle, two tree

frogs and one pickerel frog.

Ryan McVeigh, the president

and founder of the

Madison Area Herpetological

Society, said there is a

snake fungal disease affecting

timber rattle snakes,

milk snakes and other species

throughout the Midwest

and the Northeastern

United States. His organization

has been working

with Wisconsin’s Department

of Natural Resources

and the United States Geological

Survey to collect

samples of the fungus for

study.

“Fungal diseases are difficult

to treat because they

are in the environment. We

can take a snake out of its

habitat and treat it, but if

we release it back to the

wild, it can get the fungus

again,” he said.

So far not enough is

known about the disease to

eradicate it, but researchers

see a correlation between

years with heavy rains and

years with less rain. It is

more prevalent during wetter

years.

McVeigh said that their

membership-based, allvolunteer

organization has

three branches, located

in Madision, Milwaukee

and Appleton, Wis. They

do about 100 educational

events a year. Two of those

are herping outings, similar

to birding outings, except

that the participants look

downward for reptiles rather

than upward for birds.

“We show people how to

look for native species and

talk about how habitats are

important,” he said.

The Friends of Scales

Reptile Rescue was another

participating organization.

Like the Madison Area

Herpetological Society,

they are an all-volunteer,

Alyssa Voss, a volunteer with the Wildlife Discovery Center, holds a black and white tegu during the annual Reptile

Rampage Sunday, March 10 at the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Center. Photos by Nicole Carrow/22nd

Century Media

nonprofit group.

“We simply want to

help animals find homes,”

said Board Member Anne

Hughes.

She said that people can

relinquish animals to them,

foster animals through

them and adopt them. Unlike

breeders, they do not

focus on what fancy type of

morph an animal might be.

They will simply identify

the species of an animal for

those interested in them.

Speaking of her group’s

participation at Reptile

Rampage, Hughes said,

“Part of this is outreach,

part of this is desensitizing

people to reptiles.”

Another exhibitor was

The Grove, of Glenview,

a national historic landmark

and nature center, on

grounds previously owned

by the Kennicott family.

Animal Care Supervisor

Patti Kuntzmann said that

Robert Kennicott was one

of the first naturalists in Illinois

who bred reptiles on

the family’s land.

She said visitors to The

Grove can look forward to

a remodel this year of their

interpretive center, which is

where they house a variety

of live fish, turtles, snakes,

insects and birds.

Lake Forest High School

students Claire Jessen and

Ryland Wittman attended

the event together and said

they both love snakes.

“I’ve been coming to this

event since I was a kid,”

Jessen said.

“And I’ve been going

to the Wildlife Discovery

Center since I was a kid,”

Wittman said.

Turtles were among the many reptiles available for attendees

to touch and learn about.

Rob Carmichael, the curator

of the Wildlife Discovery

Center, was organizer

of this event.

“It’s cool to have a mix

of organizations and private

hobbyists come together,”

he said. “We encourage

hands-on interaction as

much as possible.”

He noted that the revenue

from Reptile Rampage

goes to support the Wildlife

Discovery Center, which

is a living museum and

biological station located at

Lake Forest’s Elawa Farm.

It operates as part of the

city’s Parks and Recreation

Department.


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Police Reports

Heroin, cannabis, edibles, THC, $3K in cash found inside car during traffic stop in Lake Forest

Argudin Yesenia, 29, of Chicago,

was charged with illegal

possession of controlled substances

15-100 grams of morphine,

possession of cannabis

100-500 grams and delivery/

manufacture cannabis 30-500

grams at 12:55 a.m. on March

1, in the intersection of Route

41 and Westleigh Road in Lake

Forest.

Police conducted a traffic stop

on a blue BMW for an equipment

violation. When officers

approached the vehicle and

spoke to the driver, identified

as Yesenia, they immediately

smelled a strong odor of cannabis

coming from inside the

vehicle. Officers also observed

a plastic baggie containing a

“green leafy” material sitting in

the center cup holder.

Police had Yesenia and a female

passenger exit the vehicle.

A vehicle search was conducted

and officers located several

bags of cannabis, a small supply

of cannabis edibles that were

packaged for resale, several

vape pen cartridges containing

THC, several substances that

tested positive for heroin, and

several other pieces and packages

containing cannabis and

THC.

Yesenia admitted to making

and selling the cannabis edibles

through online resources and

police located $3,015 in cash

wrapped up in separate cash

bundles.

In other police news:

Lake Forest:

March 7:

• Nelly Delgado-Demejia, 40,

of North Chicago, was charged

with disobeying a traffic control

device and no valid driver’s license

at 5:35 a.m. in the intersection

of Route 60 and Field

Drive. Police responded to a

reported traffic crash with injuries.

Police investigated the

crash and determined the vehicle,

driven by Delgado-Demejia,

had disobeyed a red light

and driven through the intersection

striking the other vehicle,

which had the right away. Police

determined Delgado-Demejia

did not have a valid driver’s license

at the time of the crash.

Delgado-Demejia was transported

to Lake Forest Hospital

for treatment.

March 6:

• Javier Serrano, 62, of Chicago,

was charged with using a

cellphone while driving and no

valid driver’s license at 10:12

a.m. in the 100 block of Deerpath

Road. An officer on patrol

observed a male subject talking

on a cellphone as he drove

down Deerpath Road. The officer

conducted a traffic stop on

the offender’s vehicle and when

he spoke to the driver, identified

as Serrano, the officer was able

to determine Serrano did not

have a valid driver’s license at

the time of the stop.

March 3:

• Angel Coraizaca-Chanalata,

31, of Chicago, was charged

with a DUI of alcohol and possession

of cannabis at 6 a.m.

on McKinley Road. Police

responded to a report of a vehicle

stopped in the roadway

and the driver possibly asleep

in the area of Lake Forest High

School. Officers located a black

Mazda stopped in the road and

the driver, later identified as

Coraizaca-Chanalata, asleep in

the driver’s seat with the vehicle

running. Police were able to

wake up Coraizaca-Chanalata

and observed he was displaying

obvious signs of impairment.

Police subsequently learned

Coraizaca-Chanalata consumed

10 Modelo beers prior to driving.

Police also located a plastic

baggie containing cannabis on

the driver’s floorboard. He was

processed and provided a breath

sample, which resulted in a

reading of 0.108 BAC.

Lake Bluff:

March 2:

• Fraud was reported at 10:24

a.m. at the Public Safety Building.

The complainant said an

unknown offender conducted

a with drawl from his bank account

in Wisconsin and they required

a police report.

• Harassment was reported at

11:08 a.m. in the 300 block of W.

Sheridan Place. The complainant

requested a report based on

the numerous letters she has received

from her neighbor, over

a civil matter.

Feb. 27:

• A two-vehicle property-damage

accident was reported at

2:52 p.m. in the 200 block of

S. Waukegan Road. The at fault

party left the scene prior to the

officer’s arrival and did not provide

any information. The officer

was able to track down the

offending vehicle and driver. A

citation was issued for failure to

report an accident.

Feb. 26:

• A minor property-damage accident

was reported at 8:46 a.m. on

Route 176.

Feb. 25:

• A two-vehicle property damage

accident was reported at 9:19

a.m. in the intersection of Route

176 and Throntree Lane.

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Feb. 24:

• A officer took an in-station delayed

report of accidental damage

that occurred at Route 176

and Route 41 on the bridge. The

complainant related that on Feb.

23 in the evening hours, while

driving his vehicle, he hit a large

pot-hole that had developed

in the roadway. The passenger

side front tire was severely

damaged and was changed out.

The officer viewed the vehicle

and there was no other damage.

Complainant was advised that

IDOT was currently repairing

that pot-hole due to numerous

complaints. He was referred to

IDOT’s website for further instructions

for compensation.

Feb. 22:

• Retail theft was reported at

6:17 p.m. in the 200 block of S.

Waukegan Road. The reported

loss is less than $300.

Feb. 16:

• A single-vehicle roll over accident

was reported at 5:19 p.m.

in the intersection of Route 176

and Shagbark Road. The driver

drove onto a snowbank along

the shoulder of the roadway

while turning. Officers arrived

on scene and met with the driver

who was evaluated by Lake

Forest Ambulance and the Lake

Bluff Fire Department. The

driver refused treatment.

Feb. 15:

• A two-vehicle private property

damage accident was reported

at 4:38 p.m. in the 900 block of

Sherwood Drive.

Feb. 12:

• A two-vehicle property damage

accident was reported at 5:06

p.m. in the intersection of Carriage

Way and Waukegan Road.

Feb. 11:

• A two-vehicle property damage

accident was reported at 6:31

p.m. in the intersection of Route

176 and Green Bay Road.

Feb. 10:

• Abel Cortes, 23, of Prospect

heights, was charged with a DUI

at 2:21 a.m. in the intersection of

E. Center Avenue and Evanston

Avenue.

Feb. 7:

• The hood of a car was scratched

and dented while parked at Lake

Bluff Train station on Feb. 6 between

6 a.m. and 6 p.m. by an

unknown subject.

Feb. 6:

• Identity theft was reported at

3:16 p.m. in the 300 block of E.

Witchwood Lane. The complainant

provided her social security

number during a fraudulent

phone call from a subject claiming

to be from the Social Security

Office.

• A delayed hit and run was reported

at 5:24 p.m. in the 0-100

block of E. Center Avenue. The

complainant advised on Feb. 5

between 6-8 p.m., the front bumper

of his vehicle was struck,

causing a large dent and crack to

the bumper.

Feb. 4:

• Joel F. Guerrero, 38, of Pingree

Grove, was charged with a

DUI of alcohol at 2:05 a.m. in

the 0-100 block of E. Scranton

Avenue.

• A two-vehicle accident was reported

at 4:24 p.m. in the intersection

of Route 176 and Route

43.

Feb. 3:

• A two-vehicle accident with injuries

was reported at 11:48 a.m.

in the 300 block of Rockland

Road. The Lake Bluff Fire Department

and Lake Forest Ambulance

responded to the scene.

Patient signed a refusal form.

EDITORS NOTE: The 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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Lake Forest District 115 Board of Education (4-year term, vote for 3)

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Name: John Y . Noble

Age: 50

Residence: Lake Forest

Occupation: Path-

Finder Health LLC,

VP of Sales & Operations

Past local government/relative experience:

None

What do you think is the biggest

problem facing your coverage

area and how do you plan to

approach it to improve your constituents’

quality of life?

The greatest problem facing

LFHS 115 is the State of Illinois’

financial position and the pressure

that it puts upon the families and

Name: Dewey Winebrenner

Age: 51

Residence: Lake

Forest

Occupation: Investment

Management

Past local government/relative

experience: Various Non-Profit

Boards

citizens who live locally that have

to almost completely fund all of the

school districts’ needs through their

local taxes and out-of- pocket contributions

and fees. My goal is to

support the school and community

by exploring, developing and executing

upon the best ideas available

to our district in order to maximize

the use of our limited resources and

create greatest value to our students

and community as a whole.

What makes you the best/a top

candidate for this position?

I have been able to acquire a significant

amount of knowledge and

experience based on a diverse background

of accomplishments and activities

during my lifetime. I have

What do you think is the biggest

problem facing your coverage

area and how do you plan to

approach it to improve you constituents’

quality of life?

In my view, the key issue facing

the members of the Board of District

115 is maintaining focus on overseeing

the school administration’s

efforts to achieve educational excellence

at Lake Forest High School in

a cost effective manner.

Lake Forest High School is an extraordinary

public high school, and

it is one of the great assets of our

community. As a member of the

Board, I hope to work constructively

with the administration to expand

upon that excellence and to set goals

had the opportunity to work in several

different types of organizations

from companies that were small

and nimble (10 to 70 employees), to

mid-size companies (2,000 to 3,000

employees) as well as a large organization

with over 80,000 employees,

over the past 28 years. I have been

able to follow my passions in art and

theater and serve on several boards

and in leadership positions. I served

on the American Platform Tennis Association’s

board, chair of the technology

committee for 6 years and

was able to contribute a significant

amount to the future direction of the

sport. These accomplishments and

life experiences have given me the

ability to collaborate effectively to

get things accomplished.

that will help the administration

to improve the quality of our high

school in the coming decade. At a

time of occasional distraction and

division in our local and national

community, I hope that a focused,

collaborative approach will permit

the Board to effectively carry out its

duties.

What makes you the best/ a top

candidate for this position?

Our 5 children have benefitted

enormously from the excellent edu-

Please see Winebrenner, 17

Name: Jenny Zinser

Age: N/A

Residence: Lake Forest

Occupation: Retired;

prior to retiring

to raise my three

children, I was Vice

President and General Manager of

HQ Chicago, Inc.

Past local government/relative experience:

Since 1999 through the

present, I have served in numerous

volunteer and leadership positions

involving Lake Forest Schools, including

on the APTs (parent/teacher

associations) of each of Lake Forest’s

elementary (Everett), middle

and high schools, the Spirit of 67

Foundation, the Lake Forest High

School Foundation, as a room parent,

and on a principal search committee.

In addition, I have held

various roles with non-profit organizations,

including Friends of a

Safe Place, the Lake Forest Junior

Women’s Club, the Mercy Home

for Boys & Girls, and CASA Lake

County.

What do you think is the biggest

problem facing your coverage

area and how do you plan to

approach it to improve your constituents’

quality of life?

In the coming years, District 115

will need to focus on facility upgrades

while continuing to evolve

technologically and academically

in order to ensure we remain one of

the highest achieving high schools

in the country. Lake Forest High

School is architecturally beautiful

and a symbol of pride for the

members of our community. In developing

the 10-year plan for the

district, we will have an opportunity

to redesign this stunning building

into a twenty-first century learning

environment for our students, and

provide faculty access to the tools

and training necessary to implement

best-in-practice teaching methods.

With the significant transformation

that has taken place in today’s learning

environment, Lake Forest High

School will need to undergo physical

alterations, from structural reconfiguration

to classroom furnishings.

This plan will require careful

review by all stakeholders and financial

support from the community.

I believe an important part of my

role as a member of the District 115

Please see Zinser, 12


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Lake Forest District 67 Board of Education (4-year term, vote for 3)

Name: Justin Engelland

Age: 43

Residence: Lake Forest,

4th Ward. Everett Elementary

and Deerpath Middle

School parent.

Occupation: Technology

Marketing Executive

Past local government/relevant experience:

• D67 Finance & Operations committee

member, 2018-current

• Lake Forest Caucus Committee, 2013-

2017

• D67 School Board Search Committee

member

• D115 School Board Search Committee

member

• Executive at public technology companies,

experience includes:

- Strategic planning

- P/L management

• Education:

- BS Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette

College

- MBA Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

What do you think is the biggest

problem facing your coverage area

and how do you plan to approach it to

improve your constituents’ quality of

life?

District 67 has excellent schools. This

is the result of a dedicated and talented

administration and faculty, a generous

community that supports the district,

and engaged parents that are active in

the schools and with fundraising. The

district is in a strong position.

While I would not call it a problem,

the main challenge the Board faces is

how to balance priorities with increasing

economic uncertainty. The district

is currently in a strong financial position.

But Lake Forest isn’t immune to

problems affecting Illinois. More people

are leaving than moving into the state,

which affects us. Enrollment in the district

is forecast to decline over the next

few years with less families moving to

town.

I believe that the Board needs to continue

to accelerate progress against its

strategic plan to maintain, and enhance,

the quality of education for students of

District 67. It’s also important for the

district to be appropriately recognized

for the quality of its schools, as we compete

for attention with families that are

deciding in which town to raise their

children. Lake Forest has a well-earned

reputation for excellent public schools

and lower taxes relative to other North

Shore communities. Maintaining this

balance will be the main challenge facing

the Board.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

Over the last 5 years, I’ve had the

opportunity to work closely with the

District 67 Board of Education in several

roles. Over the last 1.5 years, I’ve

served on the Finance and Operations

sub-committee for District 67. As a

community member on this board, I

work with current board members and

administration leadership on the annual

strategic planning, budgeting, and

financial operations of the district. This

role has given me a great view into how

the Board works with the administration

on financial decision-making. It’s also

helped me familiarize myself with the

differences between private-sector and

public-sector strategic planning.

Additionally, as a member of the Lake

Forest Caucus Committee for 4 years, I

served on two School Board Search Committees.

The role of these committees

was to recruit, interview, and recommend

potential candidates to both the District

115 and 67 Boards of Education. As part

of this process, I interviewed many board

members, the administration, and community

members regarding what qualities

were important for the school board.

This experience helped me understand

the role of the Board, and the priorities of

constituents across Lake Forest.

Lastly, I believe that my business experience

working in the technology industry

will be valuable for the Board.

I’ve spent my entire career in technology,

working for some of the largest

companies in the world like Microsoft,

as well as Silicon Valley-based startups.

Technology is impacting all areas of our

lives, and I believe my work experience

brings a unique perspective that will

benefit the students in District 67.

Name: Richard Chun

Age: 50

Residence: Lake Forest

Occupation: Food,

Drug, Medical Device

Attorney

Past local government/relative

experience: Served as Community

Member for two terms (4 years) on

the District 67 Finance and Operations

Board.

What do you think is the biggest

problem facing your coverage area

and how do you plan to approach it

to improve your constituents’ quality

of life?

First and foremost is student and

faculty safety, which has been addressed

by the District with new front

entrances.

In the classrooms, we want to offer

students and teachers the measurable

tools (software, hardware) that teachers

need for the students to be in a

successful learning environment. It is

vital for the students to be inspired to

learn.

Also, the school District must be

solvent. Unlike our neighboring Districts

and the City of Chicago, we

must not face a District budget crisis

with teacher layoffs, and the closing

of schools due to financial reasons.

We should continue to monitor and

plan for what will happen in Springfield

with the state government — as

our obligations may change. We want

to maintain a disciplined approach to

our spending with very conservative

forecasts to our budget.

Further, we have a declining enrollment

in the Elementary levels.

This means that there are more teachers

per student, but also means that

there are less students to serve. My

role on the Board is to continue the

outstanding 10-year-plan of the current

Board and oversight of the Administrative

staff.

What makes you the best/a top

candidate for this position?

I have legal and business experience

to offer the District 67 School

Board of Education. I know the District

staff from my years on the Finance

and Operations committee. I

know the budget and the upcoming

projects that are due since I participated

in those discussions.

Name: Suzanne B. Sands

Age: 49

Residence: Lake Forest

Occupation: Stay at home

mom & community volunteer

Past local government/relative

experience: Current District

67 School Board Member & NSSED

Governing Board/Leadership Council President

What do you think is the biggest problem

facing your coverage area and how do

you plan to approach it to improve your

constituents’ quality of life?

District 67 is currently on a journey toward

achieving the mission, vision and

milestones developed, through a process

that engaged all stakeholder groups, and

articulated in 2014. The mission of the district

is to inspire and empower all students

to maximize their growth as learners and

develop a balanced sense of self, steadfast

resiliency and deep respect for others. The

vision is of an innovative learning community

that educates without boundaries

— where all student cultivate their minds,

create enduring connections and discover

their passions. Over the past four and a half

years, a tremendous amount of work has

gone into moving the district towards these

incredibly high expectations. If elected to a

second term, it is my intention to continue

to support this work as a school board member,

keeping the needs of our students top of

mind in all decisions while always making

sure that tax payer dollars are being used in

effective, efficient and fiscally responsible

ways.

As part of my role on the District 67

Board I represent our district on the Northern

Suburban Special Education District

(NSSED) Leadership Council. At NSSED

we have recently gone through an in depth

strategic planning process that engaged

stakeholders across 18 member school districts.

It is my hope that, as a result of the

learning, collaboration and listening that

we did together, NSSED will not only be

viewed as a resource moving forward but

also as a respected partner to all member

districts as they strive to meet the diverse

learning needs of all students. It is evident

based upon input from stakeholders, findings

in educational research, and current educational

policy that our communities must

continue to increase inclusive opportunities,

promoting high expectations, engagement

and growth for all learners.

Please see Sands, 11


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Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education (4-year term, vote for 3)

Name: Mark Barry

Age: 55

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Retired environmental

engineer and

stay-at-home father

Past local government/

relative experience: District 65 school

board member since 2011

What do you think is the biggest

problem facing your coverage area

and how do you plan to approach it to

improve your constituents’ quality of

life?

In my opinion the biggest challenges

facing District 65 are four fold:

New administrative leadership. Our

current superintendent is retiring in June

of 2020. The superintendent sets the

tone for the entire district. Finding a superintendent

who embraces and furthers

the values of the Lake Bluff community

is essential to the future of our schools

and community.

Lawsuit resolution. Lake Bluff

schools are currently facing a complicated

lawsuit dating back to issues from the

1970’s. The fair and equitable resolution

of this suit is critical to the fiscal future

of District 65 schools.

Teacher and administrative shortages.

There is documented shortage of teachers

and administrators nationally and in

Illinois. District 65 is seeing less than

half the teacher applications it did just 5

years ago. Ensuring our school is staffed

with brilliant teachers and administrators

will be an ongoing challenge.

Finding the balance between academic

excellence and fiscal prudence. This is

particularly difficult in light of uncertainty

surrounding state controlled financial

issues such as property tax and pension

reforms and unfunded state mandates

I will approach all these issues in a

completely transparent and collaborative

manner, involving relevant stake holders

whenever possible, always with an eye

toward fiscal prudence and academic excellence.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

Experience and leadership. Two fouryear

terms of prior on the job school

board experience, six years of which

were spent as board president.

Partnerships. Strong existing relationships

with Village, Park District and

Lake Forest schools leadership

I am a proven collaborator, facilitator

and team builder.

I am an advocate for transparency and

open communications.

Name: Anne Hill

Age: 43

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Stay at home

mom, community volunteer,

Yoga Instructor

Past local government/

relative experience: PTO President for

the past 2 years. PTO Board member for

3 years prior to that.

What do you think is the biggest

problem facing your coverage area and

how do you plan to approach it to improve

your constituents quality of life?

I believe the school board’s most

pressing issues right now are:

1. Change in administration. Our

current superintendent is set to retire at

the end of the school year in 2020. The

school board is faced with the task of

interviewing and hiring a new superintendent.

The new superintendent will

need to embrace our Lake Bluff School

District and embrace the values and high

level of education that our community

supports and demands.

2. Keeping a balance between excellence

in education and fiscal responsibility.

This is an on-going challenge. The

school board must continue to balance

these things so that we attract top level

teachers and administrators while being

fiscally responsible.

3. Resolution of the current law suit.

Since I am not currently on the school

board, I am not privy to the details of

the current law suit that names District

65. However, if this suit it still ongoing

when the new board starts, I will work

towards a fair and equitable solution that

all parties involved can support.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

1. I am a good listener. I believe it is

crucial to listen to all sides of a topic and

take them into consideration before making

a decision. I am patient and will take

the time to really listen before working

towards solutions that are beneficial to

our schools and our community.

2. I am invested in the Lake Bluff

schools. I have 3 children in our District

65 schools. It is personally important to

me that we continue to provide an excellent

education to them and all children in

Lake Bluff.

3. I have a JD degree. I graduated cum

laude from John Marshall Law School

in 2001. Law school, and my first job

as a judicial clerk in the Denver Juvenile

Court, taught me all about reading policy

and interpreting it. I believe this experience

will be valuable to the board when

we need to make new policies or edit/

adapt current policy.

Name: Andy Duran

Age: 40

Residence: Lake Bluff

Occupation: Executive

Director, LEAD

Past local government/

relative experience: I have

never served in any official local government

capacity, however, my position at

LEAD routinely calls for me to work with

high-level members of local, county, state

and federal government.

What do you think is the biggest

problem facing your coverage area

and how do you plan to approach it to

improve your constituents’ quality of

life?

There are three issues that I believe are

the most pressing:

1. Hiring new administrative leadership.

With the upcoming retirement of

our Superintendent, this board will have

the responsibility to find the best leader

possible to guide our district into the future.

2. Bringing about resolution of the

lawsuit naming Lake Bluff Schools in a

way that is fair to all parties and ensures

the continued success of our school and

district.

3. Ensuring long-term financial health

and stability. According to the 2017 Lake

Bluff Community survey, 43% of respondents

indicated they were concerned

about high property taxes/cost of home

ownership. One of the primary responsibilities

of this board is to continue to

ensure that the district offers students an

elite education, while doing so in a fiscally-responsible

manner.

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

I am an independent thinker who has

the ability to stand for what I believe in

while also being able to be flexible, to

be collaborative and to listen. For the

Please see duran, 17

Sands

From Page 10

What makes you the best/a top candidate

for this position?

For three and a half years, I have been

an actively engaged member of the Board

and NSSED Leadership Council. I am in

my second year as President of NSSED’s

Leadership Council. In these roles, I’ve

had the opportunity to use my professional

experience, educational background

and leadership skills to positively impact

our schools and the educational experiences

of our students. I hold a BA from

Tufts University and a MEd from Emory

University. Prior to having children, I

was a classroom teacher for 10 years and

have been passionate about education my

entire life. My professional background

and educational experience allow me to

understand the work of our schools on a

deeper level than most. Having someone

outside of the administration who can

look at issues with an educational lens

adds value to school board discussions.

Serving on the policy committees in

District 67 and NSSED, the education

committee in District 67, as the board

liaison to the Spirit of 67 Foundation

and on the advisory council at NSSED

has helped me develop a thorough understanding

of the complexity and needs

within both systems. This fall, the Illinois

School Board Association recognized

me as a Master Board Member. I

have attended state and national conferences

as a learner, representative and advocate.

In both my career and work as a

volunteer, leadership has been one of my

strengths. As an effective communicator

and a good listener, I am able to work

well with a wide variety of people. I am

also willing to do the work at hand, whatever

that may be. It has been an honor to

serve our community as a school board

member and I look forward to serving for

another term if elected.


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Letters to the Editor

JoAnn Desmond - The

Right Choice for 3rd Ward

Alderman

I was extremely pleased

to discover that Lake Forest

residents in the Third

Ward have a choice for

Third Ward Alderman in

the upcoming City Council

Election on April 2,

but, even more so, to know

that the Independent Candidate

choice is Dr. JoAnn

Desmond. I worked as an

elementary teacher with

Dr. Desmond when she

was our Superintendent in

District 112 (Highwood-

Highland Park) and as an

Educational Consultant

when she was Superintendent

in District 106

(Bannockburn). At the

time Dr. Desmond became

Superintendent in

District 112 in 1995, there

had been a “revolving

door” of superintendents,

since our District’s controversial

consolidation of

three districts in July of

1993. The District’s dire

financial situation, community

opposition and a

disunited staff from eight

elementary schools and

three middle schools were

complex challenges that

Dr. Desmond willingly

made a commitment to

help resolve. Through Dr.

Desmond’s undaunted

leadership, spirited work

ethic, and eminent vision

our once disjointed district

became both unified and

solvent. Dr. Desmond’s innovative

direction and collaborative

efforts among

administration, staff and

the community facilitated

the implementation of

progressive, varied, up to

date educational programs

throughout our schools

that benefited the needs

of all the students in our

district’s diverse population.

Through her actions

Dr. Desmond exemplified

that the betterment

of our school buildings

and a first-class education

for each and every child

within them was a fervid

career goal. Always personable,

always professional,

Dr. JoAnn Desmond

was well respected

by staff, parents, students

and community members

alike. Her multitude of accomplishments

as a Superintendent

were immensely

impressive earning Dr.

JoAnn Desmond award

nominations for National

Superintendent of the Year

in 2000 and Those Who

Excel in 2001. At a time

in which people are seeking

truth and trust in our

governmental institutions,

whether it be city, state,

or national, I am confident

that JoAnn Desmond has

the initiative to lead with

integrity, transparency and

accountability. Your vote

for JoAnn Desmond as

our 3rd Ward Alderman on

April 2, 2019, is a vote that

your voice will be heard

and that our community of

Lake Forest will be faithfully

served.

Nancy Wells Educator,

34 years Educational

Consultant, 4 years Lake

Forest Resident, 12 years

Thank you, Lake Forest

Caucus

I am proud to echo the

endorsement of Dr. Ara

Goshgarian as our Third

Ward Alderman on the

Lake Forest City Council.

Ara is a respected, exemplary

citizen, dedicated to

the key issues facing our

community long before

his candidacy this year.

His good character, genuine

willingness to listen

to others, calm, balanced

demeanor and enthusiastic,

positive approach

to people and problemsolving

will make him an

alderman we can trust and

count on for leadership

and objectivity in his role.

On a personal front, Ara

is not only a devoted husband,

but amazing father to

four wonderful daughters.

He supports their interests

and goals, and spends

considerable time guiding

his daughters to grow

into independent, strong

young women, a trait we

need more than ever in

the leaders we elect today.

Ara is also a dear, trusted

longtime friend to my family.

I have been extremely

proud to call Lake Forest

my home for almost 25

years. I am also extremely

proud to call Ara Goshgarian

my good friend. Thank

you, Lake Forest Caucus,

for choosing this outstanding

candidate to represent

us in the Third Ward.

Maria Malin,

Lake Forest resident

Chivalry is alive and well

in Lake Forest

On Tuesday evening,

March 5, my friend Feather

Schroeder and I took the

train from Chicago to Lake

Forest.

Whilst talking, we

missed our stop in Lake

Forest and had to go to

Lake Bluff, being quite

upset about this.

A young man overheard

us and suggested we call

Uber. I told him I didn’t

have an Uber account and

he offered

To call one and pay for it

himself. Exiting the train

he tried to raise a nearby

Uber driver, but at 11 pm

and in 11

Degrees temperature,

that didn’t work. In the

meantime, a young woman

overheard our conversation

and

Offered to drive us to

the Lake Forest train station.

We only know her

first name, Shannon, but

we were most

Thankful for the ride to

our two lonely cars at the

Lake Forest station parking

lot.

I want to thank both

these wonderful people

for generously offering us

their Uber account and the

time

To drive us that late at

night. We will reciprocate

their kindness in the future

to some person in need.

Erika Eddy,

Lake Forest

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Board of Education will be

to keep our community involved

and informed as we

work together to prepare

for this exciting initiative.

What makes you the

best/a top candidate for

this position?

While I possess a business

background in human

resources, finance, and organizational

management,

I feel it is my 19 years as

an active volunteer in the

Lake Forest public schools

that makes me a top candidate

for this position. As

the mother of three children

who attended Everett

Elementary School, Deer

Path Middle School, and

Lake Forest High School,

I have had the pleasure of

holding numerous leadership

positions. I have held

a variety of roles on both

District 67 and 115 APT

boards including building

president, committee chair,

and parent/teacher liaison.

I have served a decade and

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As you contemplate

where best to celebrate

St. Patrick’s

Day, think about this: the

go-to place in the earliest

days of Lake Bluff was an

Irish pub.

The Dwyer tavern was

owned by William and

Mary Dwyer and Mary’s

brother Dr. Richard

Murphy, well-educated

emigrants who left Ireland

in 1820. They were the

second family to lay claim

to land in the area now

known as Lake Bluff, in

1837, after spending time

in New York and Canada.

The Dwyer homestead

was just north of West

Washington, where Lake

Bluff Elementary School

is today. It was one of 11

stagecoach stops on the

Green Bay Post Road, a

rough trail created by native

Americans and early

explorers along a glacial

ridge that was a high point

and remained passable in

wet weather. In 1836, a

U.S. Congressional Act

designated Green Bay

Road a new postal route,

and the trail was used to

deliver mail and military

supplies.

Dwyer tavern was the

most influential stop along

the trail in what’s now

Lake County, according

to Elmer Vliet’s book

“Lake Bluff: The First

100 Years.” When travelers

stopped at the tavern,

Pictured are Thomas Murphy (left) and Bridget Moran

Murphy. Bridget was the daughter of early settler Dominick

Moran and sister of Mary C. Dwyer (nee Moran),

the wife of Thomas Dwyer. Dominic Moran owned

property northwest of the Dwyer property, in what is

now North Chicago. Photo courtesy of Barbara Opitz,

descendent of dominick moran.

it was often for a drink

(brandy, gin and rum cost

12.5 cents for half a pint),

but also to feed and stable

horses, repair equipment,

share a meal at common

tables, and rest in dormitory-style

bunks. When

township government

was formed, the vote took

place at Dwyer tavern. The

book “A History of Lake

County” by John Halsey

describes the Dwyer stop

as being “long famous as

a relay tavern” and “the

center of intellectual and

social influence.” It was

the place to exchange news

with fellow travelers as

well as with the proprietors

themselves, according to

“The Dwyer Settlement”

by Pam Russell.

The tavern was so

significant that the entire

area surrounding it became

known as the Dwyer

Settlement as the community

grew to include St.

Anne’s Catholic church

and cemetery, plus farms,

cabins, and other businesses.

The Dwyers and

Dr. Murphy became community

leaders.

They were not the only

settlers from Ireland. As

Vliet wrote: “Lured by

work on the canals, beginning

with the Erie in 1817

and later the Illinois and

Michigan in 1836, scores

of Irishmen poured into

the country. Many saved

their money and bought

farms, a significant number

around the Dwyer tavern

and farther south into west

Lake Forest.” Others Irish

pioneers included Michael

Dulanty, Michael McGuire,

Michael Mines, Dominick

Moran, and James and

Nancy Cole. Shields Township

is named for Gen.

James Shields, a hero of the

Mexican-American War of

1846-48, and later a U.S.

senator and friend and colleague

of Dr. Murphy.

Sláinte to the Irish pioneers

of Lake Bluff!

Adrienne Fawcett is marketing

manager of the Lake

Bluff History Museum and

a former local news editor.

With her husband, Don, she

raised three children (now in

their teens and 20s) who love

coming home to Lake Bluff.


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Sports Editor

Hello everyone! I’m

the new sports

editor of The Lake

Forest Leader and The

Highland Park Landmark

Winebrenner

From Page 8

cations that each of them

has received in the Lake

Forest public schools. Our

oldest daughter entered

Lake Forest High School

in the fall of 2011, and our

youngest boys will graduate

in the spring of 2022.

So, my wife (Anne) and I

have had a terrific opportunity

to observe the quality

of the course offerings

and teaching provided to

each of them and to observe

the thoughtful ways

that the administration has

responded to improve the

duran

From Page 11

Hello, Lake Forest

for 22nd Century Media.

I was born and raised in

southern Massachusetts

and graduated from Boston

University, where I spent

three years as a sports

writer and a year as an associate

sports editor for my

school newspaper. I went

into college unsure of what

I wanted to do for a living,

but I soon realized sports

journalism is for me.

After college I served as

a high school sports intern

for The Patriot Ledger and

The Brockton Enterprise,

near my hometown of East

students’ quality of life

and the high school’s educational

offerings during

that eventful period.

As a member of the

Board, I hope to build on

those successes and to

work with the administration

to improve the schools

even further.

To that end, I will bring

a diverse set of problemsolving

skills, a collaborative

approach to board

service, and a willingness

to listen to and a respect

for the opinions and views

of others. Having worked

as a lawyer and an investment

manager over the last

two decades, I believe that

past six years, I have been

the Executive Director of

LEAD and have grown it

from a small, community

organization to a large organization

with a national

reach. As an Executive

Director who reports to a

board, I have a clear understanding

of the role of

a board member versus

the role of an administrator.

Furthermore, my job

takes me into nearly 100

different schools per year,

and I have the unique opportunity

to work closely

with teachers, principals,

administrators, and board

members all over the

country. More importantly,

I have existing healthy

relationships with nearly

every community leader

in Lake Bluff, as well as

being a very active member

of the community. I

Bridgewater. I quickly fell

in love with covering hardworking

athletes and their

coaches, and telling their

stories.

Having covered New

England collegiate and

high school sports for the

last five years, I know

the importance of local

sports journalism and

what it means to readers.

Above all, the spotlight

should be on the athletes

and their success, both

on and off the court. I’m

excited to get to know the

Highland Park and Lake

I have a broad background

of experience to draw

from as we work through

the many issues that will

face the Board. In addition

over the last decade,

I have served on the board

and the personnel committee

of a non-profit institution

(First Presbyterian

Church of Lake Forest).

In that time in those roles,

I’ve developed a working

understanding of the proper

roles and responsibilities

of a well-functioning

board, and I look forward

to bringing that knowledge

to my service on the Board

of District 115.

would be able to leverage

these relationships for the

benefit of the schools and

the board’s constituents.

Finally, I have a unique

perspective on the complex

out-of-the-classroom

issues facing students,

families, schools

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am prepared to assist our

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and budget-friendly

ways.

Forest areas and provide

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go figure

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$2M

The Lake Forest City Council

approved a $2M bid for a

bluff failure project, Page 3

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Back in business Northbrook’s Maestro Grill launches new

menu after wrapping up remodel, Page 23

Evelyn Vonic

(left) and Mary

Kozina celebrate

their 101st

birthday at The

Sheridan at

Green Oaks on

Tuesday, March

5. Vonic and

Kozina have

been friends for

95 years. Photos

Submitted

Two lifelong friends find themselves together again at

retirement home in Lake Bluff, Page 21


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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

Across

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abbr.

8. North Shore area

honoring a general

(see 19 across)

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Rhymes

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line

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answers

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LB’s The Sheridan brings friends of 95 years together

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

Mary Kozina remembers

the day she met Evelyn

Vonic outside Holy

Rosary grammar school in

North Chicago.

“She was standing next

to the building, and I was

standing next to the building

and then we started

to talk. We just became

friends. Every time there

was a party or something

we would both be there,”

Kozina said.

The close friendship

that developed between

those two 6-year-old

grammar school girls has

continued for 95 years.

And now Mary and Evelyn

find themselves living

down the hall from

one another at The Sheridan

at Green Oaks in Lake

Bluff, and they wouldn’t

want it any other way.

“We always lived close

to each other,” Vonic said.

“I went to Waukegan High

School and Mary went to

one of those schools that

taught how to type and

those (secretarial) things,

but we stayed friends.”

Evelyn’s 101st birthday

was on Feb. 27, while

Mary will turn 101 on

June 29.

On the afternoon of

March 5, a birthday party

at The Sheridan at Green

Oaks honored the two of

them.

“That was exciting,”

Kozina said. “They had

a great big party. A lot of

people were here. Some

of them came from faraway

places.”

It also was the second

anniversary of the opening

of The Sheridan at

Green Oaks and the oneyear

anniversary of the

opening of the Freedom

Home Care Wellness Center

branch at the facility.

“Not only are we here

to celebrate their birthdays,

but their 95 years

of beautiful friendship,”

said Vonic’s daughter,

Judy Kosick, who came

for the party. “My mother

and Mary are very happy

and we are thankful they

have the opportunity to be

together at this establishment

where they can take

part in many of the activities

they once did together

when they were younger.”

According to Kozina,

when they were teenagers

she and Vonic “were separated

for a while.”

“Evelyn had a boyfriend

who played bat and ball

and they were in a group,”

she explained. “There was

a church group that had

things for young people

and I was doing things

with them.

“Later on we both got

married and got back together.

We both lived in

North Chicago and we

used to talk on the phone

all the time. We started

doing a lot together, grocery

shopping and going

to places where we could

get a lot of yarn and fabric.

I used to sew a lot and

Evelyn would paint big

pictures. When it was my

birthday she’d take me out

to dinner and when it was

her birthday I’d do the

same. Later on when she

and her husband traveled

overseas she’s always

bring me back something.

She’s such a sweetie.

“Evelyn had two children,

Judy and Louise,

and I was Louise’s godmother.”

Kozina also is the mother

of two, a son, Dr. Gustav

Kozina, who practices

dentistry, and a daughter,

Sue.

Starting in 1981 and

continuing through the

mid-1990s, Vonic and her

Evelyn Vonic (left) and Mary Kozina pose for a photo

in 1991. The duo has been friends for 95 years and

now lives at The Sheridan at Green Oaks in Lake Bluff.

PHOTO SUBMITTED

late husband, Larry, spent

the winter months at their

second home in Brooksville,

Fla.

“They invited my late

husband, Gus, and I to

come visit them and we

stayed at their place a

few times,” Kozina reminisced.

“They lived next

to a golf course.”

Vonic said during her

younger days she enjoyed

golfing and line dancing.

“She was a marvelous

dancer, so good with her

THE SPRING

feet,” interjected Kozina

“I was not. She tried to

teach me line dancing. No

way—I couldn’t do it.”

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22 | March 14, 2019 | The lake forest leader FAITH

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In Memoriam

Betsy Schmitt

Betsy Belding Schmitt,

84, died on Feb. 24, in

Lake Forest. She was the

beloved daughter of Elsie

and Lester Belding and was

preceded in death by her

husband of 55 years, Paul

Schmitt. She is the loving

mother of Becky, Steve

(Gina), and Tom (Jane), the

cherished grandmother of

Monica, Brian, Kevin, Allison

and Emily, and the dear

sister of Emily Ann Belding

Curtis.

In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made to the

Lester Belding Memorial

Scholarship at North

Central College, 30 North

Brainard St, Naperville, IL

60540.

Stuart L. Scott

Stuart L. Scott, who

played a central role in

building Jones Lang La-

Salle Incorporated from a

small regional company

into a leading global commercial

real estate services

and investment management

firm, died at his home

in Lake Bluff, on Feb. 25.

He was 80.

The cause was complications

related to Non-

Hodgkin Lymphoma, said

his wife of 37 years, Anne

O’Laughlin Scott, a retired

Cook County judge and

former Commissioner of

Martin County, Florida.

A founder of LaSalle

Partners, and then JLL,

Scott dedicated his life to

the challenge of bringing

professionalism, superior

services, high ethical standards

and a commitment to

act always “in the client’s

best interests” to the commercial

real estate industry.

He led the firm’s rapid

growth, including its initial

public offering in 1997 and

a range of mergers and acquisitions

highlighted by

the 1999 merger of LaSalle

and UK-based Jones Lang

Wootton to form Jones

Lang LaSalle. He remained

Chairman and Chief Executive

Officer of JLL until

his retirement in 2005.

Scott served as Chairman

of the Board of Directors

of LaSalle Hotel

Properties from 1998 to

2000, and then again from

2009 to 2018. He also

chaired the LaSalle Street

Fund – LaSalle Investment

Management’s first institutional

commingled fund

— the Florida Office Property

Company, and other

LaSalle-sponsored funds.

In 1999, Scott was

named “Real Estate Executive

of the Year” by Commercial

Property World.

In 2004 he received the

“Urban Land Institute

Lifetime Achievement

Award”. Throughout his

career, he was well known

as a friend and mentor to

many individuals in the

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real estate industry and in

other professions.

In addition to his wife,

Scott is survived by seven

children and their spouses:

Alexis; Sarah and John

Howell; Charity; Antonia

and Richard Feingold;

Fiona and Daryl Mechem;

George; and Phoebe.

Scott had nine grandchildren:

Penelope Tornes;

Henry, Amelia, Tally and

Stuart Mackey Feingold;

Declan, Theodora and

Georgie Mechem; and

Winnie Volpe.

He was born in Montreal

in 1938. His father was an

actuary, and his mother

was a homemaker.

Scott was a proud graduate

of Hamilton College

and chaired its Board of

Trustees from 2002 to

2008. He was named a

Life Trustee and Chairman

Emeritus of the Board of

Trustees by the Clinton,

New York, liberal arts college.

He earned a J.D. degree

from Northwestern

University.

Scott was a long-time

Director of the Rehabilitation

Institute of Chicago,

where he served as Chairman

of the Board for seven

years. He was also a trustee

of the African Wildlife

Foundation, a Nairobibased

non-governmental

organization, and of NumbersUSA,

a Washington,

D.C-based education and

research foundation.

His family will hold a

private ceremony to honor

Scott’s life and legacy. Individuals

who would like to

recognize and celebrate Stuart

Scott’s life are encouraged

to make donations to

the African Wildlife Foundation

(www.awf.org).

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email alyssa@

lakeforestleader.com with

information about a loved one

who was part of the Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff communities.

Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church (680 West

Deerpath, Lake Forest)

Mid-Week Bible Study

10-11 a.m. Wednesdays.

The Lord’s supper is offered

weekly after each

class. The class is focusing

on “Parables.”

First Presbyterian Church (700 Sheridan

Road, Lake Forest)

Monthly Evening Service

5:30 p.m. on April 7 and

May 5.

A new, relaxed, nontraditional

worship service

held monthly on Sunday

evenings. Worship

will be intergenerational

and include communion,

highly participatory creative

elements, global/

contemporary piano and

guitar-based music, and

integrated screens. Simple

dinner served after the service.

Sheridan

From Page 21

both women resided at

Rolling Hills, a senior living

community in Zion.

Kozina came first and early

this year she was joined

by Vonic.

At The Sheridan they

dine together and take

painting classes together.

“Vonic always has been

a marvelous painter,” raved

Kozina. “The other day she

did a beautiful painting.

She is just a natural.”

The ladies were dining

companions at Rolling

Hills, but one day

Vonic wasn’t at the table

and that for Kozina was a

source of great anxiety.

“Somebody put me

away from her and I sat

Third Thursday Taizé

Prayer Service

6:30 p.m., every third

Thursday, in the Chapel.

Step back from everyday

life to be refreshed and

encounter God in the silence.

A gracefully simple

service of contemplation

in a prayerful setting, with

scripture, prayer, song, silence

and light.

Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest)

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the

Church of St. Mary offers

Eucharistic Adoration following

the 8 a.m. Mass. A

rosary will be prayed each

week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at

7 p.m.

Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

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.

Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page to

alyssa@lakeforestleader.

com. The deadline is noon on

Thursday. Questions? Call

(847) 272-4565 ext. 21.

there…and sat there…

and sat there waiting for

her,” remembered Kozina.

“I was really upset. I

kept thinking: ‘Where’s

Evelyn? Where’s Evelyn?

Where’s Evelyn?’ and

Evelyn wasn’t coming. I

got a stomach ache and a

headache because I was

afraid something had happened

to her.

“Finally, I said: ‘Can

somebody please tell me

if Evelyn is all right?’

“And they said: ‘She’s

fine; she’s eating over

there’ and they showed

me where.”

After being almost inseparable

for most of their

100-plus years, Kozina

and Vonic will tell you

they aren’t about to let

that happen. No way.


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the lake forest leader | March 14, 2019 | 23

Maestro Grill’s new menu mixes traditional Russian, American cuisine

Jason Addy

Contributing Editor

After a decade of success

in a former airport

hangar in Northbrook,

Maestro Grill owner Boris

Vaysman took a risk when

he scaled back most of the

restaurant’s operations for

a year and a half while it

was remodeled.

The remodeling project

was completed just a few

weeks ago, and the risk

seems to be paying off

with customers beginning

to flow back into the new

and improved Maestro

Grill at 500 Anthony Trail.

During the remodel, the

restaurant was only open

on weekends, but now

Vaysman and his team are

serving up traditional Russian

and American dishes

six days a week. Maestro

Grill also re-launched its

lunch menu with a number

of new items less than a

month ago.

“We decided to start

again,” Vaysman said of

the remodel.

Maestro Grill reopened

its doors on a full-time basis

at the end of February,

and Vaysman said many

of his old customers are

returning for another taste.

The new lunch menu

features a large selection

of appetizers, salads

and sandwiches, as well

as grilled entrees, any of

which can be paired with

a glass of wine. Each day,

Maestro Grill has a new

featured soup and three

lunch specials.

“On our menu, you can

find some traditional Russian

dishes. … We also

have a bunch of traditional

American stuff. Maybe it’s

a little bit of our twist, but

it’s still traditional American

lunch,” Vaysman said,

noting there aren’t many

places on the North Shore

where you can find both

Seared sesame-crusted ahi tuna ($13) comes with

ginger, wasabi and spicy mayo.

The pan-fried cod ($12) has potato crust with lemon

capers sauce and veggies.

traditional cuisines on the

same menu.

Vaysman grew up in

the Soviet Union and discovered

his culinary skills

while helping his mother

cook for the family. After

graduating from culinary

school, Vaysman and his

family moved to the U.S.

in 1990.

He spent about a decade

working at country clubs,

steakhouses and finedining

restaurants to hone

his skills before launching

a banquet hall in Rolling

Meadows.

Seven years later, Vaysman

opened the doors to

Maestro Grill in Northbrook,

with his son, Slava,

by his side to manage dayto-day

operations.

“I’ve been here since

the beginning,” Slava Vaysman

said. “Right after

Maestro Grill

500 Anthony Trail,

Northbrook

(847) 272-8111

Maestrogrill.com

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday

4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday

and Saturday

12 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Closed Monday

school basically, I started

working here.”

“We were always in this

business, so he was raised

under the table in the restaurant,”

Boris Vaysman

said.

Last week, Boris and

Slava Vaysman welcomed

22nd Century Media editors

to Maestro Grill to

sample dishes from each

part of the new lunch menu.

Braised lamb shank with rosemary ($12) comes with golden baby potatoes at

Maestro Grill in Northbrook. Photos by Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media

The rib eye steak sandwich ($13) has caramelized onions and horseradish sauce on

grilled marble rye with a side of fries.

For starters, we tried

Maestro Grill’s fried calamari

($9), which is served

with a sweet chili dipping

sauce and garlic aioli, and

sesame-seared ahi tuna

($13).

Next came the entree

round. The Vaysmans

brought out generous

portions of braised lamb

shank ($12) over golden

baby potatoes, as well

as a classic ribeye steak

sandwich ($13) with caramelized

onions on grilled

marble rye bread.

They also featured two

of Maestro Grill’s traditional

Russian dishes:

potato-crusted cod ($12)

served over Brussels

sprouts with a lemon caper

sauce and a cutlet pozharskaya

($11), a chicken

cutlet stuffed with mushrooms

and served over

potatoes with a demi-glace

sauce.

To cap off the large

lunch, we sampled three

types of cake: a New

York-style cheesecake, a

coconut cheesecake and

smetannik, a Russian sour

cream cake.


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Athlete of The Week

10 Questions

with John Wilford

John Wilford is a senior

captain for the Lake Forest

boys water polo team.

How did you get

started playing water

polo?

I started playing water

polo my freshman year.

Originally I had been

swimming for two years,

and some of the older guys

on the swim team, a lot of

them did play water polo.

It seemed really different

to me, but they influenced

me, they said it was a lot

of fun.

What’s your favorite

part about water

polo?

I’m a little bit sentimental,

I just like being out

with the team, being with

the boys, going to practice

everyday. Game days and

tournaments are always

fun, sometimes we dress

up earlier in the day and

get excited for the whole

day. It’s always exciting

leading up to the game.

Do you have any

superstitions or rituals

before a game?

Usually for away games

we always have bagels on

the bus before games, it

gives everybody some extra

energy, it’s a nice little

thing to count on before

games.

What does it mean to

you to be team captain

this season?

To be captain is really

special to me because it’s

a sport that I didn’t really

know existed in high

school, and just a few

years later, being able to

lead and guide the rest of

the team is a very special

thing to me, it is a real

privilege to be able to do

it.

Who is your favorite

athlete?

Michael Phelps is pretty

important to me. I understand

it’s a little cliche

with the swimming thing.

Him coming back and

being able to perform incredibly

well yet again in

the 2016 Olympics shows

that your core values and

what’s really important to

you, they stick with you

whether you want them to

or not, so I think that’s really

important.

If you could play any

other sport, what

would you play?

I wish there was a

boys badminton team, I

love badminton so much.

There’s not really a club

for boys or anything, but as

far as P.E. class goes,I’m a

big fan.

What do you want to

cross off your bucket

list?

I do want to try a new

sport in college. For the

same reason why I got

into water polo, I do want

to expose myself to that

again. Maybe there’s volleyball,

maybe there’s

club badminton. You just

want to try something new,

Photo submitted

hopefully it will work out

the same like water polo

did for me.

What are your plans

for college?

I’m going to Purdue

University next year. I really

do like the big state

schools, a lot of people to

meet, a lot of activities, a

lot of connections to make.

The big campuses, there’s

a lot of resources. It’s not

too far from home, but it’s

not too close either, which

is important to me as well.

Watching college football

and basketball is always

really fun too. At the Big

Ten schools, you get that

kind of experience that I

was looking for.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

If I get a free weekend,

I like to shoot up to our

lake house and go fishing,

it’s always really fun.

It’s relaxing, it’s still on

the water, which I enjoy.

I have no problem sitting

out there for hours and not

doing anything, it’s just really

relaxing.

Where is your favorite

place to eat?

It’s got to be Meatheads.

I don’t do it too often, just

because obviously it’s not

fantastic for you to eat.

Interview by Sports Editor

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Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

Ralston’s chance works in Titans’ favor

Michal Dwojak, Contributing

Sports Editor

Phil Ralston took a

chance when he came to

Glenbrook South last season.

The former Geneva High

School boys basketball

coach came to Glenview

before the start of last season

with a proven track record

facing a program that

hadn’t had life in it for a

while. He had the methods

for building a successful

program, he just needed

the willing participants in

order to build something

special in Glenview.

Ralston saw that buy

in from his players right

away and the players saw

the fruits of their labor in

a turnaround season for the

Titans. South flipped its record

from last season and

won its first IHSA regional

title in 10 years. The players

bought into Ralston,

who’s transformation of

the South program earned

him 22nd Century Media’s

2019 Boys Basketball

Coach of the Year honor.

“I’m eternally grateful to

the kids, especially our seniors,

our returning players

from last season,” Ralston

said. “When I came in, they

didn’t know me from Adam

and we suffered together

last year. We had moments

of just falling short. When

we talked at the end of last

year about goal setting, I

knew a lot of them seemed

as going to the moon.”

Ralston demanded effort

from the Titans and a commitment

to his style. He got

that commitment and South

played hard during his

first season, but the Titans

couldn’t get over the hump

in a lot of games, finishing

with a 9-19 record.

Ralston demanded more

Glenbrook South boys basketball coach Phil Ralston

earned 22nd Century Media’s 2019 Boys Basketball

Coach of the Year honor. 22nd Century Media File Photo

from his players, wanted

them to increase their work

in the gym over the offseason

and play together over

the summer to continue to

learn the offensive sets.

South players did just

that and started the season

strong, winning their first

nine games, including a

win over Evanston, one of

the state’s top teams. The

Titans and their fans celebrated

the win against their

Central Suburban League

South rival, knowing they

have taken down a giant.

For Ralston, though, the

win was good and bad.

“I think it was good for us

in the sense that there was a

wall that I think was put up

for these kids their whole

high school career and

they’re told you can’t get

past this points,” Ralston

said. “They broke through

that barrier this year.

“The negative, I think

we got more inflated ego

for ourselves. Not that they

let it get to them, but forgot

what was the hard work

that led them to that win.”

South went on to finish

4-6 in the division and

earned a No. 5 seed in the

IHSA Evanston Sectional

— the top-five teams in the

sectional were all from the

CSL South. After defeating

Conant in their opening

postseason game, the Titans

had some fortune with

Niles West defeating Niles

North and advancing to the

regional final. There South

accomplished history, winning

its first regional in a

decade and creating a rematch

between the Titans

and Wildkits in the sectional

semifinal.

Evanston went on to

win the game, but the loss

marked another level of

improvement Ralston’s

program took. GBS finished

with a 24-9 overall

record, one win shy of tying

the program’s record in

wins. Titans fans filled their

side of the Niles North gym

during the sectional game,

something Ralston has

never seen as the coach at

GBS or coaching against

the school.

While the seniors will

move on from the program,

Ralston is proud of not only

they accomplished this

season, but for the overall

growth of Titans boys basketball.

“When you can see what

you’re looking toward, you

work a little bit harder to

make sure you get there.”

The young men are innovators

and set a new standard

for kids to want to

achieve.”

The chance worked out.

Boys Basketball Player of the Year

Martinelli stays true

to himself in big year

Michal Dwojak, Contributing

Sports Editor

Dom Martinell never

shied away from scoring.

Ask any of his teammates

from the teams he

played on growing up and

they’ll most likely say the

Glenbrook South junior

carried the load when it

came to scoring the basketball.

Time hasn’t really

changed Martinelli, and

that worked out to the

Titans’ favor. The South

player averaged 24.6 ppg

this season and scored 812

points during the year. He

scored when head coach

Phil Ralston needed him

to, leading the Titans to

a historic season where

they won 24 games — one

game shy of their all-time

record — and earned their

first IHSA regional title in

a decade.

Martinelli’s leadership

on and off the court is why

he earned 22nd Century

Media’s 2019 Boys Basketball

Player of the Year

award.

While scoring has always

come second nature

to him, the junior knew he

wasn’t the sole reason for

the team’s historic season.

“I love it,” Martinelli

said of scoring. “It’s not

just me; there are so many

other people on the team

that make as big of an impact

as I do. I love to score

and put my team in a position

to win.”

The Titan credited his

breakout junior year to a

Ralston challenge over

the offseason. Martinelli

wasn’t happy with his

Glenbrook South boys basketball player Dom Martinelli

earned 22nd Century Media 2019 Boys Basketball

Player of the Year award. 22nd Century Media

sophomore year, so he

wanted to improve different

elements of his game.

Ralston challenged him to

change his shooting style,

which would improve

with some modification.

He would spend two hours

practicing before or after

summer games and practice

with senior Will King,

making sure this season

would be special for the departing

seniors.

While there were times

Ralston would want to

leave the gym so he could

go spend time with his family,

he would never complain

about a player who

had the worker’s mentality

Martinelli does.

“I have not seen a kid

that has dedicated himself

as much as he can to making

that improvement occur,”

Ralston said. “He’s

one of those kids first on

the floor and last one out.

“He is a real special and

unique kid. He’s a fierce

competitor.”

The hard work paid

off. Martinelli took not

only the Central Suburban

League by storm but

the state by storm with big

performances against the

best in the state, including

Evanston. While the Titans

impressed, Martinelli

was there scoring, making

Ralston’s offense work

with his teammates making

sure to get him involved.

“I wanted to become one

of the hardest players to

guard in the conference,”

Martinelli said. “The only

way I could do that was

working hard every day.”

Glenbrook South went

on win its first IHSA regional

in a decade, setting

up a rematch with top-seeded

Evanston. The Titans

fell to the Wildkits, with

Martinelli scoring 32 points

in the loss. Like most of the

Titans, the junior looked on

realizing the season they

worked hard for was over.

But that only motivates

him to become a better

player for his final year

with Glenbrook South, remembering

a special team.

“It just shows all the

hard work our team put in,”

Martinelli said. “To have

such a great season is just

a blessing.”


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the highland the lake park forest landmark leader | march March 14, 2019 | 27 29

Team 22: Boys BaskeTBall

This is 22nd Century Media’s All-Area team: Team 22. Thanks to help from area coaches and

the eyes of 22nd Century Media staff, the best players were selected from seven high schools —

Glenbrook North (GBN), Glenbrook South (GBS), Highland Park (HP), Lake Forest Academy (LFA)

Lake Forest (LF), Loyola Academy (LA) and New Trier (NT) — in our coverage area.

—Compiled by 22nd Century Media staff

First team

second team

Guard

alex Press — GBn senior

• 12 ppg, 4.4 rpg; The senior

was one of three Spartans who

averaged double-digit points

this season. He helped lead the

Spartans to a CSL North title.

Guard

connor Barrett — La senior

• 14 ppg, 5 rpg; The Rambler

improved on his Team 22 Second

Team honor he earned last year.

Barrett was named to his second

consecutive all-conference team

despite missing nine games at the end

of the season.

Guard

Brian Johnson — GBn senior

• 13.9 ppg, 5.03 rpg; After a strong

senior campaign, the Spartan earned

his first Team 22 honor of his high

school career. Johnson showed off his

shooting range this season, shooting

47 percent from the field and 44

percent from three-point range.

Guard

Bellamy marcus — LFa senior

• 12.1 ppg, 2.7 apg, 1.5 spg; The

senior guard from New York was

second on the team in scoring, helping

lead the Caxys to another double-digit

win season.

Will King — GBs senior

• 8.5 ppg, 3.84 rpg, 7.8 apg;

The point guard helped lead the

Titans to their first regional title

in 10 years this season. King

shot 54 percent from the field.

Quinn Pemberton — La senior

• 7 ppg, 5 apg, 2 spg; The

senior guard was the floor

general for a talented Rambler

squad and helped fill the void

when Barrett was out with his

injury.

Honorable mentions:

Cole Beermann, HP, senior;

Andrew Natinsky, HP, senior; Val

Oplchenski, HP junior; Jimmy

McMahon, GBS, senior; Mac

Hubbard, GBS, senior; Bennett

Kwiecinski, LA, junior; Matthew

Enghauser, LA, junior; Jordan

Kwiecinski, LA, junior; Olivier-

Maxencer Prosper, LFA, soph.;

Dane Quest, LFA, senior; Darius

Duff, LFA, fresh.; Jake Fisher,

LF, senior; Crawford Bolton, LF,

senior; Sam Silverstein, NT,

senior; Noah Osher, NT, senior

Forward

Frank siegien — GBn senior

• 12.34 ppg, 7.8 rpg; The

Spartan big man was a key cog

in the lane for the CSL North

champions. The senior also shot

59 percent from the field.

Forward

dom martinelli — GBs junior

• 24.6 ppg, 6.82 rpg; Boy did the

junior improve on his honorable

mention nod from last season.

Martinelli shot 65 percent from the

field, 43 percent from three-point

range and scored more than 800

points alone this season.

Forward

ciaran Brayboy — nt senior

• 11.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg; The Trevian

was the key player for New Trier

this season. Brayboy was named to

the Central Suburban League All-

Conference team and proved to be

a threat all over the court. Brayboy

improved on his Second Team nod last

season and will play at Harvard next

year.

spencer Boehm — nt senior

• 10.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.1 apg;

The Central Suburban League

All-Conference selection shot

53 percent from the field and

averaged over 20 ppg when

Brayboy and Silverstein were

out with injuries. He’ll play at

Washington University-St. Louis

next season.


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LakeForestLeader.com

Scouts offense fires on all cylinders in win over Giants

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

Lake Forest scored early

and often against host

Highland Park, ultimately

winning 29-3 in a seasonopening

water polo match

for both teams. But winning

wasn’t the lone objective

for Scouts captain

Flynn McClellan.

“I just really wanted the

girls to have fun tonight,”

McClellan said, “and everyone

was hyped up and

ready for our first game.”

McClellan and fellow

senior captain Lily Mass

aim to keep things fun

all season for this year’s

Scouts. Lake Forest graduated

a core of key seniors

from last year’s team, but

coach Anna Colletti sees

promise in this year’s

squad.

“We’ve really been

working on our defense

in practice and it really

showed tonight,” Colletti

said. “We have a brand

new goalie (Mckenzie

Tanksley) in the goal so

of course she was a little

nervous, but I think she

did great.”

In the nonconference

match on Thursday,

March 7, the Scouts led

26-1 after three quarters

and kept the Giants from

scoring in the second and

third periods.

Catherine Terkildsen

led the way with seven

goals and the Scouts got

four goals apiece from

Mackenzie Boveri, Tierney

Sassen, and Emory

Homan. McClellan and

Isabella Watters finished

with three goals apiece.

“I’d say that although

we lost those seniors from

last year, we have strong

players, fast swimmers

and overall we have a lot

of potential this year,”

McClellan said. “We’ve

added morning practices

and we’re doing more to

strengthen up our team.

“We’ve only had about

a week and a half of practice

together and we have

a lot of new faces, but we

kept our spirits up and we

kept a good sense of teamwork

today. Our spirit was

up and we had a good positive

attitude overall.”

The Scouts countered

well on outlet passes

sent ahead by Tanksley

all night against a Giants

squad heavy with underclassmen

in coach Tiffany

Urbanski’s first year at the

helm.

Eleven of the 17 players

on the Giants’ roster are

either freshmen or sophomores

with little to no experience

in the sport.

“Exposure to the rules

has been the biggest thing

for a lot of the girls,” Urbanski

said. “And against

a team that’s constantly

countering like (Lake

Forest) and never lets up,

they’ll learn that maybe

they need to work a little

more on conditioning and

swimming.”

Captains Sophie Hovis

and Sydney Tran are the

Giants’ lone seniors, and

Urbanski will also rely on

juniors Rowan Kischer,

Jillienne Ness, Lillian

Fleisher, and Shayna Rosner

to help lead a young

team in 2019.

With the Giants trailing

18-1 at intermission, the

tendency among young

players might have been

to hang their heads in disappointment.

Urbanski

and assistant coach Matt

Bacinich didn’t let that

happen.

“I told them halfway

through that we’re not focusing

on the score, we’re

focusing on those small

celebrations,” Urbanski

said. “So if I see a quarterturn,

or a reverse pivot,

or an awesome shot that

maybe doesn’t even go

in — they’re still building

confidence in themselves.

That’s why they were still

cheering to the very end

tonight.”

The Giants will count

on hole sets Fleisher and

Rosner to carry the scoring

load moving forward,

and Fleisher scored all

three of the team’s goals

against Lake Forest.

NORTH SHORE

EXCLUSIVE

ANALYSIS

AND INTERVIEWS

about your favorite high

school teams. Sports

editors Michal Dwojak

and Michael Wojtychiw

host the only North

Shore sports podcast.

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Scouts girls water polo’s Emory Homan jumps up to throw the ball against the Giants

on Thursday, March 7 at Highland Park. Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media


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22nd Century Media

File Photo

1st-and-3

Stars of the week

1. Caroline Mower

(ABOVE). The Lake

Forest hockey

forward scored

both of the team’s

goals in a playoff

loss to New Trier

on Sunday, March

3.

2. Catherine

Terkildsen.

The Lake Forest

water polo player

scored a whopping

seven goals in

the Scouts’ 29-3

season-opening

win over Highland

Park last week.

3. Mckenzie Tanksley.

The new starting

goalie on the girls

water polo team,

Tanksley held

Highland Park to

just three goals in

a season-opening

win.

Girls Hockey

Scouts run into high-scoring Trevians in playoffs

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

THIS WEEK IN


SCOUTS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

GIRLS BADMINTON

■March ■ 14 - hosts

Waukegan, 4:30 p.m.

■March ■ 16 - at invitational

at Hersey, 7:45 a.m.

■March ■ 19 - at Libertyville,

4:30 p.m.

■March ■ 20 - at quad meet

at Adlai E. Stevenson,

4:30 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER

■March ■ 14 - at Carmel,

4:30 p.m.

■March ■ 16 - hosts Lakes

Community, 11 a.m.

■March ■ 20 - hosts Highland

Park, 4:30 p.m.

BOYS BASEBALL

■March ■ 15 - at Lane Tech,

4:30 p.m.

■March ■ 20 - hosts Hersey,

4:30 p.m.

BOYS LACROSSE

■March ■ 16 - at invitational

at New Trier, 12 p.m.

GIRLS LACROSSE

■March ■ 19 - hosts

Naperville North, 4:45 p.m.

BOYS INDOOR TRACK AND

There were two points

at which the Scouts — a

co-op that includes players

from Highland Park High

School — seemed to be on

the cusp of coming back in

its state tournament game

against New Trier, rallying

twice in cutting three-goal

deficits down to two.

But the thing about New

Trier is, the Trevians just

keep coming.

“It was a big step up to

have that quick rush coming

at you,” Lake Forest senior

Sarah Newtown said.

“We’ve been playing teams

that are more even with us,

but they’re on a different

level.”

After Lake Forest cut

New Trier’s lead to 4-2 in

the third period on Caroline

Mower’s second goal

of the game, the Trevians

lit the lamp three times in

three minutes en route to a

7-2 win.

Kate McLaughlin and

Hannah Half scored during

New Trier’s late third-period

flurry before Sabrina

Shvartsman scored her second

goal of the game to end

the day’s scoring.

The win on March 3 sent

host New Trier to a semifinal

game against Loyola

Academy in this year’s

2019 Illinois Hockey State

Championships.

The Trevians led 2-0

over the Scouts after one

period on goals from Abby

Wieczorek and Serena

Seiple and led 3-0 in the

second period on Shvartsman’s

first goal.

Lake Forest cut its deficit

to 3-1 when Mower followed

up a Kennedy Stein

shot and buried it.

New Trier made it 4-1 on

an Ella Huber goal early in

the third period, but Mower

quickly answered by following

up on another Stein

shot, marking the second

time in the game the Scouts

refused to go quietly.

“We just knew not to

let down,” Newtown said.

“You can get discouraged

with a score like that but

we were really motivated

to keep going and try to get

it back. I thought we definitely

kept with it. We kept

[fighting].”

That’s when the highestscoring

girls high school

team in Illinois squashed

any hope the Scouts might

have had about mounting a

comeback.

McLaughlin intercepted

an errant Lake Forest pass

FIELD

■March ■ 16 - at invitational

at Whitewater, 9:15 a.m.

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK AND

FIELD

■March ■ 15 - at invitational

at Carthage College,

3:30 p.m.

■March ■ 16 - at invitational

at Whitewater, 9:15 a.m.

BOYS WATER POLO

■March ■ 14 - hosts Hersey,

6 p.m.

■March ■ 15 - at invitational

at Schaumburg, 4 p.m.

■March ■ 16 - at invitational

at Schaumburg, 8 a.m.

Lake Forest’s Tess Clark (left) battles for position against

New Trier’s Camryn Brown in front of Scouts goalie

Amanda Peter March 3. Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

and scored from point-blank

range to make it 5-2 before

Half and Shvartsman put

the game out of reach.

Lake Forest goalie

Amanda Peter made 43

saves in the loss while New

Trier’s Kate Burnham finished

with 12 saves.

“You have to give [New

■March ■ 18 - at Vernon Hills,

6 p.m.

■March ■ 20 - at Niles West,

6 p.m.

GIRLS WATER POLO

■March ■ 15 - at tournament

at Jones College Prep, TBD

■March ■ 16 - at tournament

at Jones College Prep, TBD

■March ■ 20 - hosts Niles

West, 6 p.m.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

■March ■ 18 - at Highland

Park, 6 p.m.

■March ■ 20 - at Carmel,

6 p.m.

Trier] a lot of credit. From

top to bottom they have

good players,” Scouts

coach Liz Zorn said. “But

the girls put up a good

fight. I loved the way they

played. Everybody gave a

great effort, from goalie to

defense to offense.”

CAXYS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

GIRLS BADMINTON

■March ■ 14 - at McHenry,

5 p.m.

WILDCATS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

GIRLS SOCCER

■March ■ 16 - at Waukegan,

11 a.m.

■March ■ 18 - at Cristo Rey/

St. Martin, 7 p.m.

■March ■ 20 - hosts Christian

Liberty Academy, 4:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL

■March ■ 18 - at Highland

Park, 4:30 p.m.

Listen Up

“I’d say that although we lost those seniors from

last year, we have strong players, fast swimmers

and overall we have a lot of potential this year.”

Flynn McClellan — Lake Forest girls water polo captain after the team’s

dominant win over Highland Park.

tune in

Boys Lacrosse: Season Opener

•Noon Saturday, March 16, at invitational at

New Trier

Index

28 - Boys basketball COY & POY

27 - Athlete of The Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Nick

Frazier. Send any questions or comments to

n.frazier@22ndcenturymedia.com.


Lake Forest Leader | March 14, 2019 | LakeForestLeader.com

A good run Scouts season

comes to a close, Page 31

Best of the best

22CM names all-area boys basketball

team, Page 29

Scouts cruise to victory in season opener over

Highland Park, Page 30

Lake Forest’s Tierney Sassen (right) tries to get around Highland Park’s Anna Hoffman in the Scouts’ 29-3 win on

Thursday, March 7 in Highland Park. Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media



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