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Lake Forest resident focuses

study abroad trip on strengthening

her education, Page 3

Katie Condon, of Lake Forest, cleans a wound on a dog during a study abroad trip

in Thailand. Photo Submitted

Turning the tassel

Students graduate from Lake

Forest College, Page 4




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up the



columnist shares

story of man

beating the

odds, Page 12

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In this week’s


Police Reports6

Pet of the Week8



Faith Briefs20

Dining Out22

Home of the Week24

Athlete of the Week27

The Lake Forest


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Sports editor

Nick Frazier, x35


Sales director

Teresa Lippert, x22


real estate agent

John Zeddies, x12


Legal Notices

Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51



Joe Coughlin, x16


Managing Editor

Eric DeGrechie, x23


AssT. Managing Editor

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Annual Meeting and

Centennial Awards 2019

6:30 p.m. May 16, Hunter

Family Education Hall,

Historical Society, 509 E.

Deerpath Road, Lake Forest.

The Preston family

(1909) will be honored as

a Centennial Family and

Griffith, Grant and Lackie

(1903) as a Centennial

Business. The presentations

will be preceded by

a brief annual business

meeting. Light refreshments

will be served. For

more information, call

(847) 234-5253.


Tribute to Old Blue Eyes,

Frank Sinatra

7-10 p.m. May 17, Gorton

Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake

Forest. Entertainer and

performer – Bill Pantle

and his baritone sound recreate

the iconic 1965 live

double album “Sinatra at

the Sands”. Joining Bill

is one of Chicagoland’s

best big bands – Shout

Section Big Band. Come

for a night of great music,

classic American Songbook

standards, jokes and

typical Vegas Sinatra style

humor. This event is $17.

For more information, call

(847) 234-6060.

Cattails & Cocktails

6:30-10 p.m. May 17,

Mellody Farm Nature Preserve,

Lake Forest. Come

for the Associate Board’s

event held under the stars

at Mellody Farm Nature

Preserve. Event includes

a gourmet Mexican dinner

catered by Inovasi, live

music and dancing and

tasty libations. All proceeds

benefit Lake Forest

Open Lands’ mission. For

more information, visit


Woodlands Academy Fine

Arts Evening

6-8:30 p.m. May 17,

Woodlands Academy of

the Sacred Heart, 760 E.

Westleigh Road, Lake Forest.

Enjoy an evening of

student drawing, painting,

ceramics and photography

exhibits – along with performances

by the school’s

choirs and orchestra. This

celebration of the arts,

which is open to the public

free of charge, begins with

a student art exhibition

and reception at 6 p.m.

followed by the Spring

Concert at 7 p.m. For more

information, visit www.



‘The Long Goodbye’ by

Karl Stelter

5-7 p.m. May 18, Gorton

Community Center, 400 E.

Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

Karl Stelter’s directing debut

“The Long Goodbye”

is a soulful short film that

explores the complex family

dynamic of aging, and

how the familial roles we

play can detract from the

relationships we want to

have. This event is $10.

For more information, call

(847) 234-6060.

LFDA Recitals 2019

3 p.m. and 6 p.m. May

18, Lake Forest High

School, 1285 N. McKinley

Road, Lake Forest. The

Full-Year Program classes

present their annual recital

performances during

an exciting weekend

of dance. Join the dancers

as they present the story

show “Peter Pan,” and

“When I Grow Up”. For

more information, contact

Valerie Gonzalez at (847)



Bravo Waukegan to Host

Annual Benefit: ‘Music

Connects Us to the World’

Noon-2 p.m. May 19,

Onwentsia Club, 300 N.

Green Bay Road, Lake

Forest. Themed “Music

Connects Us to the

World,” the benefit will

demonstrate how Bravo

helps connect Waukegan

to the community and beyond

by offering music

opportunities to students.

The fundraiser will feature

a special live program

performed by Waukegan

public school musicians.

The event is open to the

public and tickets are $95.

For more information, call

(847) 722-5821.

Lake Bluff Distinguished

Homes Awards

3 p.m. May 19, Lake

Bluff History Museum,

127 E. Scranton Ave. Lake

Bluff. Houses are selected

using criteria that include

architectural design and

social history. Many homes

in town have significant

social histories associated

with them, and the awards

seek to preserve and share

this social history along

with architectural history.

Visit lakebluffhistory.org/

events for more information

on the DHA Awards.


Stress, Hormones & Belly


6-7:30 p.m. May 22,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest. During this

seminar discover: How

hormone imbalances,

whether male or female,

can distort your midsection

into a large belly that

won’t go away even with

diet and exercise. For

more information, call

(847) 234-6060.


Irina Makkai Classical

Ballet and Dance School


2 p.m. May 25-26, Gorton

Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake

Forest. Come for an exciting

afternoon of dance

with the students from the

Irina Makkai Classical

Ballet and Dance School

and dancers from the Ballet

Makkai Youth Company.

This event is $20.

For more information, call

(847) 234-6060.

Ward 1 Meeting

7-8:30 p.m. May 28,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest. Come for

casual conversation and

community information.

Join Aldermen to learn

about issues important to

the neighborhood and all

of Lake Forest. For more

information, visit www.



CROYA Weekly Meetings

4-5 p.m. or 7-8 p.m.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays,

CROYA, 400 Hastings

Road, Lake Forest.

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In the May 2, issue

of The Lake Forest

Leader, architects

involved in various

historic homes

projects were

mentioned with the

exception of Melichar

Architects, which

led the design team

for the architectural

rehabilitation of the

home on Merritt Lane.

The Lake Forest

Leader recognizes and

regrets this omission

volunteer opportunities,

vote on community

events, join a CROYA

subcommittee, take on

leadership roles and have

fun. The middle school

meetings are 4-5 p.m. on

Tuesdays at CROYA. The

high school meetings are

7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays at


Wildlife Discovery Center

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

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

Wildlife Discovery

Center, 1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest. The

Wildlife Discovery Center

is a living natural history

museum. The learning

journey brings visitors

face-to-face with a variety

of reptiles, amphibians,

birds and mammals. Admission

is free. For more

information, call (847)


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LFHS alum takes veterinarian studies world wide

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Katie Condon, of Lake Forest, helps measure

a turtle’s shell as part of a turtle’s

physical exam at the Phuket, Thailand Marine

Biological Center. Photos Submitted

Katie Condon, of Lake

Forest, has always had a

passion for working with


During her time at Lake

Forest High School she

began to explore what she

wanted to study in college.

While she was in high

school, she spent a lot of

time volunteering with

animals at Orphans of

the Storm and Equestrian

Connection in Lake Forest.

Through volunteering

she realized she had a

strong passion for working

with animals and decided

to study pre-med at Kansas

State University with

hopes of becoming a veterinarian

one day.

Condon just completed

her junior year at Kansas

State, and this was a year

dedicated to expanding her

knowledge about animals.

“I was looking for a program

where I could get a

lot of hands-on experience

with animals, and I

wanted to get experience

with a variety of different

animals and that’s when

I found the Loop Abroad

program,” Condon said.

Loop Abroad would enable

Condon to spend

three months in Thailand

learning about a variety of

things from medicine, to

marine life, to exotic animals

and more.

“I had always wanted

to do study abroad in college,”

Condon said. “I

knew from other people

that Thailand was the

place to go to get hands on

experience with animals.”

Condon submitted her

application for the Thailand

Veterinary Semester

Abroad program, which

is highly competitive.

She became one of eight

students from across the

United States and Canada

selected to go on the trip.

While students were

stationed in Chiang Mai,

Thailand they traveled to

multiple areas to take part

in different courses. During

their time in Thailand,

students on the trip worked

closely with veterinarians

who specialized in different


Condon spent some time

in lectures, but most of

her work was focused on

hands-on experiences from

volunteering at an elephant

sanctuary, providing medical

care for elephants, creating

enrichment projects

for zoo animals, living on

the island of Koh Tao for

three weeks to study marine

biology and helping

restore coral reefs and protect

sea turtles, while also

earning her scuba diving


Condon took it a step

further and participated in

an externship at a small

animal hospital and helped

care for dogs and cats in


One of the highlights

Katie Condon cleans a wound on an

elephant’s foot at Elephant Nature Park

in Thailand. She spent three months

studying abroad in Thialand.

Condon said, was participating

in a spay an neuter

clinic for dogs and cats in

northern Thailand.

But among all of the

things she did on the trip,

she said the most beneficial

was getting hands-on

experience to supplement

her learning.

“In Thailand you get to

do things that you wouldn’t

necessarily get to do here

in the United States,” she

said. “We got to do things

veterinarian or veterinarian

technician students get

to do, things that pre-med

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the opportunity to do.”

She also noted while she

is still in some general education

classes, she learned

about a lot of things she

hasn’t even touched on yet

at Kansas State.

“I learned from these

courses in Thailand a lot

more about the medicine

side of things, and about

the different diseases that

animals can get and how

to treat them,” she said. “I

also learned how to give

injections, place catheters

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Hats off to 2019 graduates

Lake Forest College graduates nearly 360 students

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Joseph M. Ferguson (left), Inspector

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an honorary degree from Schutt.

Dorri McWhorter (left), CEO of YWCA

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Police Reports

Possession of firearms, DUI among charges for Wilmette man

Michael E. McGlynn, 49, of

Wilmette, was charged with

DUI, illegal transportation of

alcohol, aggravated DUI with a

revoked driver’s license, possession

of firearms without a valid

FOID and driving on a suspended

driver’s license at 3:19 p.m. in

Lake Bluff.

In other police news:

Lake Bluff:

May 3:

• Lucio Cordova, 32, of Waukegan,

was charged with speeding,

DUI, DUI with a BAC over .08,

one red tail light and possession

of a controlled substance at 1:28

a.m. in the intersection of Green

Bay Road and Warrington Drive.

• Wendy R. Gastelum, 28, of

North Chicago, was charged

with driving with a license suspended

after being pulled over

for speeding at 5:09 a.m. in the

intersection of Green Bay Road

and W. Washington Avenue.

May 2:

• A two-vehicle property damage

accident was reported at 3:50

p.m. on Route 176.

April 29:

• A rollover accident with injuries

was reported at 5:34 p.m. on

Route 41. Upon arrival, a officer

determined it was a two-vehicle

accident. Lake Bluff and Lake

Forest fire departments responded

to evaluate the drivers and assisted

with traffic control. Both

subjects waived transport.

April 28:

• Constantino T. Rosales, 45, of

Waukegan, was charged with

driving without a valid driver’s

license at 4:04 p.m. on E. Sheridan


April 26:

• Mandy Leong, 41, of Antioch,

was charged with texting while

driving, driving with a suspended

driver’s license and operating

an uninsured motor vehicle at

9:58 p.m. in the intersection of

Green Bay Road and Route 176.

April 25:

• A water pump was reported stolen

at 8:38 p.m. in the 300 block

of Witchwood Lane. A Complainant

stated at an unknown

time and unknown person took a

small water pump from the back

yard of the residence.

April 24:

• Jorge Ulloa A. Martinez, 23, of

Zion, was charged with driving

with a suspended driver’s license

and disregarding a stop sign at

5:03 p.m. in the 40 block of E.

Center Avenue.

April 23:

• Leandrew Bradin, 34, of Zion,

was charged with speeding in a

construction zone with workers

present and driving with a suspended

driver’s license at 1:47

a.m. on Route 41.

• Accidental damage was reported

at 11:57 a.m. on Route

41. The complainant who was

a passerby advised a truck traveling

north on Route 41 hit the

bridge and debris had fallen onto

the roadway. The officer check

the area and was unable to locate

the truck involved.

April 22:

• A property damage accident

was reported at 10:53 a.m. in the

10 block of Warrington Drive.

The vehicle rolled down the

driveway and the driver’s side

rear bumper crashed into the

driver’s side front bumper of

the parked landscaping vehicle

causing minor damage to both


EDITOR’S 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.

Father’s Day Photo Contest

Photos of dad bring back special memories

Eric DeGrechie

Managing editor

These days, cameras on phones

often have many of the bells and

whistles traditional cameras have.

Though sales of standard cameras

are down due to this, many photographers

still prefer standard cameras.

Whichever device you use, getting

quality photos of family and

friends never gets old.

In honor of Father’s Day, The

Leader is asking residents to submit

a photo of dad for our annual

Father’s Day Photo Contest. We

know dad has taken many photos

of you over the years. This is your

chance to return the favor for the

special guy.

Maybe it’s a picture of you two

at graduation or shooting some late

night hoops in the driveway —

whatever sweet photo you have to

share, The Leader wants to see it.

Send us a photo of your dad, and

we’ll publish the winning entry,

plus others, on Thursday, June 13,

just in time for Father’s Day, which

is Sunday, June 16.

The author of the winning photo

will receive a prize from a local

business to share with his or her


The deadline for entries is noon

Thursday, June 6, giving residents

three weeks to submit a photo. All

ages are encouraged to enter the


Entries must include the father

and photographer’s first and last

name, as well as a phone number

for the photographer.

Send entries to Editor Alyssa

Groh at alyssa@lakeforestleader.

com or mail to The Lake Forest

Leader, 60 Revere Drive, Suite

888, Northbrook, IL 60062. For

any questions, call (847) 272-4568

ext. 21.

visit us online at LAKEFORESTLEADER.com

IDOT will not agree to proposed

holding track in Lake Forest, Glenview

Staff report

The City of Lake Forest and

Village of Glenview received

a letter Friday, May 10, stating

the Illinois Department of

Transportation will not agree

to the proposed Hiawatha Expansion

that would run through

Lake Forest and Glenview.

The letter from IDOT Acting

Secretary Omer Osman

was sent to state Sens. Laura

Fine and Julie Morrison on

May 2.

“Thank you for meeting

with me recently and sharing

your concerns and the concerns

of other stakeholders in

Glenview and Lake Forest regarding

the Hiawatha Expansion

project,” the letter reads

in part. “IDOT will not agree

to freight train holding tracks

in either Glenview or Lake

Forest and you have my commitment

that IDOT will not be

moving forward seeking federal

support for this project.”

The Hiawatha Expansion

project detailed plans for a

proposed 2-mile long holding

track next to the existing

Union Pacific tracks through

west Glenview and a 3-mile

holding track through Lake


These holding tracks were

part of a larger $200-millionplus

project to expand Amtrak

Hiawatha service between

Chicago and Milwaukee from

seven to 10 daily round trips.

“The IDOT letter of May 2,

confirms the lack of operations

need or funding viability for a

holding track that Lake Forest,

Glenview and other communities

came to understand many

months ago through working

with IDOT and elected local

and state officials — very nice

to have this confirmation,””

Lake Forest Mayor Robert

Lansing told The Leader in an


The Village of Glenview

also sent out a press release to

residents regarding the update

on the Hiawatha Expansion


“The Holding Tracks that

were initially proposed would

have created significant environmental

and other impacts in

our community as outlined at

the March 2018 public forum

attended by almost 2,000 concerned

residents,” Glenview

Village President Jim Patterson

said in the release. “Thousands

of community residents

formed and participated in the

Glenview ACTION Committee

to communicate concerns

and assist Glenview in pushing

for change. We are grateful for

their efforts which led to this

positive outcome.”

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The Friedrich

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Hi, my name

is Ellie! I am

a 1-year-old

lab mix. I was

adopted from

Lambs Farm in

Libertyville. I live

in Lake Forest with my mom and dad. I also have

two cat siblings. My family is new to Lake Forest,

and we love all the walking trails. Everyone is so

nice to me when we are out and about. I recently

graduated puppy class.

HELP! The Lake Forest Leader is in search of more pets.

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Author details historic life of landscape architect in LF

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Hailed as the “dean of

American women landscape

architects,” Ellen

Shipman designed more

than 600 gardens between

1914-46, including at

least 11 that graced Lake

Forest homes. Known for

her secluded, formal gardens

and lush plantings,

she dictated the style of

the time and strongly influenced

landscape design

as a member of the first

generation to break into

the largely male occupation.

Her clients included

Fords, Edisons, Astors, du

Ponts, and other captains

of industry and patrons of

the arts, yet she held an

emphatically democratic

view of her profession and


“Gardening opens a

wider door than any other

of the arts — all mankind

can walk through, rich or

poor, high or low, talented

and untalented. It has no

distinctions, all are welcome.”

Shipman’s artistic virtuosity

and professional

resolve were brought to

life May 9, at the Gorton

Community Center, where

the Lake Forest Preservation

Foundation hosted a

talk by landscape historian

Judith Tankard, whose

updated edition of “Ellen

Shipman and the American

Garden” won the John

Brinckerhoff Jackson

Book Prize for 2019.

“Her legacy in the end

lies really in her romantic

vision of a garden, her

genius in designing and

planting small intimate

places, and last but not

least opening the door for

women to become professional

landscape designers,”

said Tankard, who

is the author or coauthor

of ten books on landscape

history, taught at

the Landscape Institute

of Harvard University for

more than twenty years

and is a popular lecturer

in the United States and


Shipman garden designs

in Lake Forest were

commissioned by Chicago

architect Howard

Van Doren Shaw for his

home at what is now Ragdale,

and Crab Tree Farm,

which at the time was the

home of Williams McCormick

Blair. Shipman gardens

were also created at

the local homes of Lester

Armour, Mrs.Kent Clow,

Donald Douglas, Mrs.

Robert Gardner, Donald

McLennan, Austin Niblack,

Arthur Reynolds,

Mrs. Edward Shumway,

and Mrs. Vaughn Spalding.

In addition to visiting

work sites, Shipman made

an appearance at the Winnekta

Women’s Club and

in 1929 judged the Lake

Forest Garden Club’s

spring flower show at the

home of Mrs. Rockefeller


Shipman was born in

1869 into a prominent

Philadelphia family.

Her father was an Army

General and while living

in Texas, she was introduced

to wildflowers

and the outdoor life, said

Tankard. As a wife and

mother of three children

in her 30s she rehabbed

a house in the artists’

colony of Cornish, New

Hampshire, and honed

her gardening skills. In

1912, her husband deserted

her and with the

help of friend and architect

Charles Platt, who

offered her help in drafting

and design skills, she

turned to garden design

to earn an income.

A “seminal moment”

in her development, said

Tankard, occurred when

she looked out over Mt.

Ascutney and a garden below

her in the moonlight.

“It was at that moment

that a garden became for

me the most essential part

of a home,” she would

later write.

“Enclosure, exquisite

plantings and traditional

architectural elements”

were at the core of her designs,

said Tankard. Dense

flower borders were common

features, as were

backgrounds of shrubs

and trees that provided

the necessary enclosure.

“Just planting, however

beautiful, is not garden. A

garden must be enclosed,”

she said.

One of the “secrets to

her success” said Tankard,

“was using six to eight

main types of flowers, letting

each one in its season

dominate the garden.”

Pergolas, garden houses,

gates, statuaries, and reflecting

pools were also

common features.

“These were gardens

to be lived in, they were

not design statements,”

said Tankard. “In fact, she

once wrote, ‘if someone

asks who designed the

gardens, then I’ve been a

failure.’ It was all about

what the client wanted,

not about her.”

Shipman became an active

advocate for women

in the profession, particularly

after she moved her

office to New York City in

the 1920s, said Tankard.

“She trained many successful

designers in her

all-woman practice, and

in lectures and interviews

articulated her belief that

women practitioners were

responsible for the gardening

revival that enlivened

the early twentieth


In a 1938 interview

with the New York Times,

she famously said “until

women took hold of the

profession, gardening in

America was at its lowest


Landscape architects

were doing what Shipman

called “cemetery work”

by which she meant miles

of flat carpet bedding, said

Tankard. “The revival of

gardening in this country

was due to women using

plants as if they were

painting pictures.”

Shipman died in 1950

at age 80. A number of

her public and private

commissions around the

country have been reborn

in recent decades but for

the most part her gardens

have completely disappeared,

as tastes in garden

design have “changed

dramatically,” said Tankard.

“Her gardens were

also doomed by intensive

maintenance required for

her perpetual blooms, and

most of her commissions

were for private gardens

rather than public, which

really opened it up to the

individual owners to keep

them going.”

Tankard’s books are

available on order at the

Lake Forest Book Store

and online.

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A Look Into History

Former Lake Forest resident rose to the top of Marshall Field Company

David Forlow

Contributing Columnist

James “Jimmy”

Simpson was born

in Glasgow in 1874.

After high school in

Chicago, he took a basic

business course. At age

17 Jimmy landed a job

at Marshall Field and

Company despite being

described by a teacher

as “ordinarily stupid”.

Shortly after he began

his new job, impertinent

Jimmy stepped up to

Mr. Field himself and

announced “one day I

will work for you.” Not

pleased, Field replied

“But you already do work

for me!”

Within a year Jimmy

was working as a personal

clerk for Field

and promptly asked for

a raise. Marshall Field

replied: “Young man, at

your age I was making

$3 a week!” Simpson

replied “Well, Mr. Field,

perhaps that is all you

were worth.” Field gave

Jimmy the raise. Jimmy

worked side by side

with Marshall Field and

many observed that Field

intended for “my tow

haired Jimmy” to be his


James Simpson married

Jessie McLaren, in

1903. Jessie’s father,

John McLaren, was born

in Edinburgh. In 1906,

Marshall Field died of

pneumonia after playing

golf on New Year’s

Day. Jimmy was just 32

years old, but was named

a second Vice President

of Marshall Field and

Company. Jimmy and fellow

Scot John McGinlay

began buying up shares

of Field and Company

and by 1923 James Simpson

was President of the


Jimmy went on to

oversee building of

the Merchandise Mart,

helped run the Chicago

Plan Commission and

later helped save Commonwealth

Edison from

near bankruptcy. Not bad

for a young man who had

been described as “ordinarily


James Simpson appeared

on the cover of

Time Magazine which

reported that “Mr. Simpson

tells interviewers that

business and personal

success come from hard

work, from being of

service to others and from

preferring the sound to

the spectacular”.

In Lake Forest, the first

Field’s retail store outside

of Chicago was opened

on Bank Lane and later

occupied the First National

Bank Building on Market

Square. Jimmy had

ties to the area, he was

an Onwentsia member,

his sister lived in Lake

Forest and his son John

McLaren Simpson lived

on Shoreacres Road. John

and his wife later lived in

an almost identical house

they built on Lake Road.

James Simpson helped

fund a Field Museum

expedition to Asia

undertook by the Roosevelt

brothers. The James

Simpson Theater at the

Field Museum is named

in his honor.

David Forlow has been

a Lake Bluff resident for

more than 20 years. He

serves as the board vice

president for the History

Center of Lake Forest-

Lake Bluff. To learn more

about the History Center,

visit www.lflbhistory.org.

James Simpson worked

his way up the ladder to

become the president of

Marshal Fields. Later, he

oversaw the building of

the Merchandise Mart in

Chicago. Photo Submitted

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2. Football: Lake Forest DE Mills commits to

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From the Editor

Take on educational opportunities, make it count

Alyssa Groh


This week’s news

section is packed

with college-related


In this week’s issue on

Page 4, is a photo gallery

from Lake Forest College

graduation last weekend.

Our news cover story

is about a college student,

from Lake Forest, who

chose to study abroad for

three months.

As I sat at the Lake

Forest College graduation

ceremony last weekend,

I began to reflect on what

my college days were like.

While I enjoyed my college

time and often think

back to those days, I have

two major regrets from


The first regret was

dropping my Spanish

minor. In high school,

Spanish was something

I always enjoyed and

excelled at. When I got

to college and chose to

minor in it, I wasn’t feeling

challenged so I chose

to drop the minor instead

of paying for courses that

taught me what I already


Now, I don’t use my

Spanish and have lost a lot

of what I learned.

My second regret is

maybe my biggest regret.

So many of my friends

studied abroad and I wish,

every single day, that I

studied abroad.

Studying abroad gives

you the ability to travel

frequently, learn about

other cultures and get a

different type of education.

Katie Condon not

only studied abroad, but

she chose a program that

really supplemented her

major and will benefit her

for years to come.

My message today is

to take advantage of the

immense opportunities

education gives you and

don’t look back.

The opportunities will

have long term affects.

Lake Forest Open Lands Association posted

this photo on May 8. Lake Forest Open

Lands Association posted this photo of its

summer camps.

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Check out Matt Fiordirosa “Grace Gescheidle

and Nika Belova have made it to the second

day of the state tournament. Tough loss

yesterday to the #2 seed but battled back and

just beat the #12 seed! Solid bucket work

by coach Macogni. @TheForestScout @LF-

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Glenview Village Board:

New tobacco businesses

banned for 120 days

Glenview won’t be

welcoming additional tobacco

stores, vaping supply

stores, cigar lounges

or hookah lounges in the

immediate future.

During its Tuesday, May

7 meeting, the Glenview

Village Board unanimously

approved a moratorium

that would prevent the issuance

of licenses to any

new retail businesses that

primarily specialize in tobacco

or alternative nicotine


The moratorium will expire

after 120 days unless

extended by future board

action and will not restrict

or impede any existing

businesses that already exist.

Reporting by Chris Pullam,

Freelance Reporter. Full story

at GlenviewLantern.com.


Northbrook Court’s

Macy’s to close — despite

outcome of redevelopment


After 24 years as one

of Northbrook Court’s anchor

stores, Macy’s will

officially close its doors in

the coming weeks, according

to a statement from the

department store company

sent to The Tower.

Carolyn Ng Cohen, a

spokeswoman for Macy’s,

told The Tower the store will

run for approximately 8-12

more weeks before closure.

Signage indicating

a clearance sale and

store closure was posted

throughout the store in

early May, according to

Ng Cohen.

Macy’s officials previously

shared the information

with its colleagues.

Per Ng Cohen, “regular,

non-seasonal employees

who we are unable to place

at Macy’s will be eligible

for severance, including

outplacement resources.”

The store’s closure

comes amid ongoing

hearings in the Village of

Northbrook for a massive

proposed redevelopment

of Northbrook Court.

The potential developers

are Northbrook Anchor

Acquisition, LLC —

which is a joint venture of

Brookfield Properties and

go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

A Lake Forest resident spent

three months abroad in

Thailand, Page 3

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Ryan Companies — and

Westcoast Estates, owner

of the land where the shopping

center is located.

Reporting by Martin Carlino,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at NorthbrookTower.


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Talent show raises $2K for Spirit of 67 Foundation

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

Deer Path Middle

School held “Who’s Got

Talent?” on Friday, May

10, presenting the music,

dance and acting talents

of approximately 50 performers.

The show, which

ran twice on Friday evening

in the school’s auditorium,

featured a good

mix of classical compositions

with 20th and 21st

century pop songs. It offered

something to appeal

to everyone in the audience

of kids, teachers,

parents and grandparents.

Not only was it a fun

way for teachers and students

to come together

outside of the classroom,

but it also doubled as a

fundraiser for the district’s

Spirit of 67 Foundation.

The school usually alternates

years for its faculty

talent show with its

student show, explained

Jean Hersey, performer,

DPM music teacher and

past director. But this

year, they tried something

new, beginning in January

with Drama Teacher Chana

Wilczynski as director

for the faculty. Then

in April, Band Director

Corey Ames and Reading

Specialist Kevin Joyce

joined the show as directors

for the students.

“It was charming,” said

Hersey, who accompanied

several of the performers

on piano and sang “For

Good” from the musical

“Wicked” with student

Alexandra Makowiecki.

“She’s new to the district

this year and very

talented,” said Hersey of

Makowiecki, who is one

of her students.

Highlights included

student Niki Singh

playing piano and singing

a medley of Queen’s

songs that she arranged,

inspired by the recent

biopic of the rock band,

“Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Student Caroline Leech

sang and played guitar on

“Rainbow Connection”

from “The Muppet Movie”

followed by student

Parvanay Sariri singing

“Winter Things” by Ariana


Faculty performances

included teachers Patti

Fleser and Elise Stetson-

Willis singing a duet on

“More Than Words” by

Extreme. Their performance

was videorecorded

in a studio funded by

a Spirit of 67 grant and

shown on screen during

the talent show. Ames

performed George Gershwin’s

“Ain’t Necessarily

So” on clarinet with

Hersey piano. Both of

them plus six others as

the “DPM Faculty Choir”

performed the Doobie

Brothers’ song, “Listen to

the Music”.

There were a couple of

Deer Path Middle School faculty pose in front of a prop

for their big performance of “Greased Lightnin’.”

Caroline Leech showcases her singing skills during the

faculty/student talent show Friday, May 10, at Deer Path

Middle School. Photos Submitted

brother-sister performers

among the students. Keelin

and Aiden Watts played

a double violin concerto

by Bach. Luke Chichester

played Beethoven’s “Fur

Elise” on piano at the beginning

of the show while

his sister Emiko later sang

“A Million Dreams” from

the 2017 movie, “The

Greatest Showman”.

The finale was a medley

of songs from the

movie musical “Grease”,

featuring DPM Principal

Tom Cardamone and

Assistant Principal Megan

Eigenrauch plus two dozen

faculty and students. The

faculty sang and danced to

“Greased Lightnin’” and

“Beauty School Dropout”,

and then the whole group

performed “We Go Together”.

George Pacheco

designed and built a fake

version of the Greased

Lightnin’ car, which they

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In Memoriam

Resident remembered as fighter pilot in World War II, inventor

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

As a decorated


pilot during

World War

II, a successful



work literally



power America’s economic

engine, and a solid

citizen devoted to family,

church and community,

Ray Smith epitomized

what was great about the

Greatest Generation.

Raymond “Ray” Ellsworth

Smith, Jr., 95, of

Lake Bluff and formerly

of Lake Forest, died April


Following the war,

Smith received an engineering

degree from

Northwestern University.

Over the next 66 years,

he was a major player in

the engineering and powered

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He was the former owner

of Smith Tool Company,

Up N Atom, and the R. E.

Smith Corp. and in 2015

he was honored with the

International Lifetime

Achievement Award from

the International Powered

Access Federation/Access


One of his notable

achievements was his

patented design of a hydraulic

lifting platform

successfully used to help

build the Alaska pipeline.

“He designed a lift that

could level itself no matter

what angle the tractor

was at and then came

up with two platforms so

they could weld on both

sides of the pipe,” said his

daughter Leslie Miller.

“He liked to invent and

reinvent and perfect his

ideas. He enjoyed a long

career with that.”

After retiring, Smith

kept on inventing, including

a lift design that allowed

for easier loading of

cars and heavy machinery

onto truck beds. Even last

year, smiled Miller, “he

was giving me the formula

for calculating whether

something can stand up to

wind force speeds.”

Over the course of many

decades, Smith made

close friends with others

in the industry from all

over the world, and many

of them became guests of

the Smiths at their home

in Lake Forest. Among

those who reached out to

the family in recent weeks

was Terrence Dooley,

who wrote, “Ray was not

only a great engineer but

a solid human being. He

was the type of man you

would want all men to

model their behavior after.

Kind, helpful, loving and

a good sense of humor.”

Like many from his generation,

the Great Depression

hit the Smith family

hard. His father lost his

job. Money was tight. The

resilience Smith acquired

during those years helped

him a great deal.

“He had the ability to

have something happen

that is adverse and then

rebound and rebuild. He

did that his whole life,”

Miller said.

He learned as well to

deal with professional


“There were instances

in his inventing career

when he had an idea and

nobody took advantage of

it,” she said.

Before going off to college,

Smith went off to

war, serving his country

as a second Lieutenant in

the 358th Fighter Group

of the Army Air Force. As

a decorated fighter pilot,

he flew missions in Northern

Europe aboard a P-47

Thunderbolt, which had

a reputation as one of the

most fearsome and effective

fighter-bombers of

the war. On one mission,

his single-seat plane was

shot down over Germanoccupied

France, and he

spent five months in a

prison camp at Barth on

the Baltic. He was honorably

discharged as a liberated

prisoner of war in


For many years after

the war, Smith kept his

war experiences to himself.

That changed in 2004

when he and family members

went to Normandy

to celebrate the 60th anniversary

of D Day. They

also visited the town near

where he was shot down

and where he was captured

by the Germans.

“That was the first time

he had gone to those areas

since the war,” said his

daughter Maggi Smith.

“Growing up he never

talked about it al all. We

learned about his experiences

and it was great to

hear him reminisce.”

In later years, the two

of them also bonded over

a mutual love of cooking.

Smith was involved in

many civic activities in

Lake Forest and helped

start several local organizations,

including Group

For, which helped build

up Gorton School, and the

Lake Forest Club. He was

also an active supporter

of the Lake Forest Volunteer

Bureau and the Lake

Forest Symphony.

“He really loved the

community,” said his

daughter Dana Pacewicz.

Smith was a member of

The Church of the Holy

Spirit in Lake Forest and

a choir member for 50

years. Among many contributions

to the church,

he and his wife Lorraine

spearheaded the building

up of the church fair.

”Ray was a man of deep

deep faith. He loved this

church and was a part of

many parts of it,” said

fellow parishioner Bill


Smith was also an avid

amateur photographer

and spent countless volunteer

hours producing

photos for various Lake

Forest High School athletic

teams. He was a huge

Northwestern fan and

Cubs fan, too.

“After the Cubs won the

World Series he called me

and we cried on the phone

together,” Miller said.

Family members

planned to attend a Cubs

game on May 12 in his


Smith was preceded in

death by his wife of 44

years, Lorraine B. (nee

Adams) Smith. He was

the father of Dana Pacewicz,

Leslie Miller, Maggi

Smith and the late Raymond

“Bo” Smith; grandfather

of Justin Smith,

Holly Kobzina, Ryan

Smith, Brooke Smith,

Charles Davis, Treyvon

Davis, Arian Davenport

and Caitlin Miller; and

great-grandfather to 17

great-grandchildren. He

was the son of the late

Raymond E. Smith, Sr.

and the late Jutta Marie

Jensen; brother of the late

Shirley Pryor and the late

Dagmar Smith.

Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church (680 West

Deerpath, Lake Forest)

Weekly bible study

Join us for mid-week

Bible Study each Wednesday

from 10-11am in the

Adult Forum Room. The

Parables of Jesus are being

studied. The Lord’s

Supper is offered after

each class.

Men of Faith

8 a.m. Saturday (once a

month). The men of Faith

meet for an hour or so

of breakfast and a short

Bible study and discussion.

All men, members

or not, are welcome. This

is typically on the third

Saturday morning of the


St. James Lutheran Church (1380 North

Waukegan Road, Lake Forest)

Give 5/4 Need Summer

Camp for 5-8th graders

St. James invites incoming

5-8th grade students

to register for a program

to be held June 17-21 and

August 5-9 from 9am-

Noon. The group, with

high school and adult

mentor support, will participate

in a variety of service

opportunities in Lake

County including COOL

Ministries, PADS (Providing

Advocacy, Dignity

& Shelter), North Chicago

Community Partners

and Waukegan 2 College.

Attend as many days as

your schedule permits!

Please visit www.stjameslutheran.org

for a registration

form or email sholmstrom@stjameslutheran.

org for more information.

First Presbyterian Church

(700 Sheridan Road, Lake Forest)

Care Giver Support Group

Do you care for a family

member or friend?

Do you feel isolated or

overwhelmed? Come join

our new Caregivers Support

Group. Join others

who care for loved ones

to share, interact, and

learn from each other in

a safe, supportive environment.

The group will

gather from 1-2 p.m.

twice a month on the first

and third Thursday of the

month in the parish house

for valuable information

on relevant topics, leads

on resources, and to share

concerns and tips with

other caregivers. All are

welcome. For more information,

contact Martha

Zeeman at martha@zeemanfamily.com

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.

Grace United Methodist Church

(244 East Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Boy Scouts

7-9 p.m. Mondays. Boy

Scout Troop 42 will meet

in Fellowship Hall.

Gentle Chair Yoga

Please see faith, 21

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the lake forest leader | May 16, 2019 | 21

Lake Forester launches new book, shares importance of supporting book stores

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

The sustained



reading actual


the virtues of


book stores Reay

and the rising

interest in books about

bookshops were among

the topics discussed by

Lake Forest author Katherine

Reay during a May

7 party at The Gallery celebrating

the release of her

newest novel.

“The Printed Letter

Bookshop” (Thomas Nelson,

May 14), is the fifth

book by Reay, a national

bestselling and awardwinning

author whose previous

work includes “Dear

Mr. Knightley,” “Lizzy

and Jane,” “The Brontë

Plot,” “A Portrait of Emily

Price,” and “The Austen


Eighty patrons gathered

for the event, which was

hosted by the Lake Forest

Book Store.

Reay recalled a time in

2008 that “in the world of

writing, terrified us all.”

“The pundits were

mourning the demise of

paper and ink. E-books

were going to take over

the world, no one is going

to read, we’re actually

not going to be able to find

printed books anymore

and book stores are going

to disappear,” she said. “I

am happy to say a decade

later they were absolutely

wrong. ... In literary fiction

and in traditional publishing

printed books have actually

made not only a little

comeback but a little bit

of a rise, which is great.”

And there is more good

news, she said.

“As we’ve seen here in

Lake Forest, independent

book stores, if they work

hard, they are thriving.

They are such a vital part

of our communities. ...

Every independent book

store is so unique it is personality,

in its relationships

in the community. It too is

a conversation in and of

itself and it’s a ‘character,’

and that is what I had fun

with in ‘The Printed Letter


Reay holds a BA and

MS from Northwestern

University, graduating

Phi Beta Kappa. She

worked in marketing at

Proctor and Gamble and

Sears and development

at the Field Museum and

the University of Chicago

before returning to graduate

school for a Masters

of Theological Studies.

Moves to Texas, England,

Ireland and Washington

left that degree unfinished

as she spent her time raising

kids, volunteering and

writing. The family moved

to Lake Forest in 2014 and

she now writes full-time.

The first four novels each

took seven to eight months

to write, the new one took

18 months, and a sixth is

scheduled to be published

by the end of the year.

“The Printed Letter

Bookshop” focuses around

a former hotshot downtown

lawyer who owns a struggling

small bookshop and

her two employees. One

is “struggling with identity

and relevance as her kids

age,” while the other “has

fallen down terribly and

doesn’t quite know how to

get back up again.”

As Reay tells it, the result

is “a captivating story

of good books, a testament

to the beauty of new

beginnings, and a sweet

reminder of the power of

friendship.” But along the

way, the three “have to

figure out how to come

together in the present to

make things work.”

In fact, ”it’s the ‘in the

present’ that started this

whole story,’” said Reay.

“The idea for book came

from one line from C.S.

Lewis: ‘the present is

the point at which time

touches eternity.’”

“When I really thought

about that line, I realized

that if we look to the past,

be it the glorious days of

high school or college or

whatever they were, or

dwell too long on the mistakes

we made, we are going

to trip on the present.

We are not looking in the

proper direction. But if we

look too far forward we are

going to trip up there too.

So we have to live in the

present. But what does that

look like? That is where I

had a lot of fun with these


The book was also a

treat to write because it

immersed Reay in the

relatively new sub-genre

of bookshop books. In the

past few years alone, she

said, she has read at least

nine bookshop books. “I

used to quip that you could

take a section of a bookstore

and fill it with Jane

Austen fan fiction, and I

still think you could, but

you could take another

section of the same bookstore

and you could put

bookshop books in it,” she


“Bookshop books are

like the Met,” suggested

Reay. “You go to the Met

and it is full of treasures

that are personal to you,

but also common to humanity.

They have a human

history. Bookshops

books are somewhat like

that, in that the books we

read….they are familiar,

they are touchpoints, but

they are not only a part of

your history, they are part

of the common language.

But when the lights go

off in the Met, all bets are

off, and that is kind of like

a bookshop book…You

have this familiarity, this

coziness, this commonality

and yet each one takes

you someplace different.”

She noted that at the end

of her book, she lists all 76

books referred to in it.


From Page 20

3-3:30 p.m. Fridays,

Fellowship Hall. All are


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.

Love INC Furniture


8 a.m.-noon, second

Saturday of the month.

Volunteer to help load,

deliver and pick-up furniture.

All ages and abilities

are welcome, youth

is welcome with adult

supervision. For more information,

contact Tim

Banks at timothycbanks@


The Bridge Young Adults


7-9 p.m., every Wednesday.

All young adults

are welcome to join. For

more information, contact



Christian Science Society (Gorton Center,

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest)

Testimony Meeting

7:30 p.m. first Wednesday

of each month.

Come to Gorton Center

for prayer, hymns, and

readings from the Bible,

with related passages

from the “Christian Science”

textbook, “Science

and Health with Key to

the Scriptures” by Mary

Baker Eddy. Then participants

share their own

healings and inspiration.

For more information, call

(847) 234-0820 or email



Bible Blast

5-6 p.m. Sunday evenings.

Bible Blast is a family

program for children

4 years old through fifth

grade. Guide your child’s

spiritual growth and biblical

literacy to a new level

through Bible Blast. There

is a one-time registration

fee of $45. Free childcare

is provided for 3 years old

and younger.

Union Church of Lake Bluff

(525 E. Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff)

Live Wires

4-5 p.m. Wednesdays,

Fellowship Hall.

Live Wires is the Union

Church youth group for

fourth- through sixthgraders.

The group meets

for lively discussion and

fun activities.

Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page to


com. The deadline is noon

on Thursday. Questions?

Call (847) 272-4565 ext. 21


From Page 19

used as a prop for those

last songs.

In addition to the musical

numbers, Keelin Watts

appeared again with student

Lauren Kiesling in a

TED Talk-inspired lesson,

“Interesting Facts about

Humanity”. Throughout

the entire show, Faculty

Emcee Shawn Weber and

Student Emcee Ibrahim

Hashim kept up a comedic

act about trying to find

a talent for Hashim which

he could perform.

“It was a really unique

and very cool experience,”

said Eigenrauch of

the show. “For me, it was

a nice way to get to know

the faculty outside of

academic work.”

She praised Media Center

Assistant Gretchen

Hardy, a former figure

skater, for her work as

the choreographer for the

“Grease” dance routine.

The talent show raised

at least $2,060 for Spirit

of 67 Foundation, as announced

on stage during

the second performance.

“We are really grateful

for the teachers for participating,”

said Foundation

President Teri Albus, who

was previously a faculty

member and student at the


She noted that the foundation

raised more than

$171,000 in the past year

and awarded 35 grant

programs in April. The

funds from this year’s

talent show will go to

next year’s grants.

22 | May 16, 2019 | The lake forest leader DINING OUT


Salt Creek Tacos offers new concept on the North Shore

Alyssa Groh, Editor

John des Rosiers knows

a thing or two about operating

a successful restaurant

on the North Shore.

As the owner of two

restaurants in Lake Bluff,

Inovasi and The Otherdoor,

des Rosiers decided

to venture out into Highland

Park and try his hand

at a third restaurant, Salt

Creek Tacos.

Salt Creek Tacos is considered

the middle child of

all of his restaurants.

“I wanted to do something

that slid in between

The Otherdoor and Inovasi,”

des Rosiers said.

“[Salt Creek Tacos] is

a little bit higher end than

The Otherdoor with an

added focus on every single

item being hand-made,”

des Rosiers said. “I also

wanted to do a place that

was focused on tequila, and

I think we put together a

hell of a good list.”

Running three completely

different restaurants can

be challenging, but it’s

something des Rosiers has

thought about for years.

“I had been thinking a

lot in the last couple years

about the places I want to

build, and what the market

needs,” he said. “I think

something like this is exactly

what a lot of people

are looking for, and what a

lot of people are going to

discover is what they have

been looking for. It’s a

place where everything is

high quality, but affordable

for almost anyone to come

in and eat.”

And in finding the middle

ground between his

other two restaurants, Salt

Creek Tacos is considered

a casual restaurant with a


“It’s not completely fast

casual and it’s not full service

dining, it’s kind of in

the middle,” des Rosiers


When guests arrive

they are seated at a table

and mark down their own

orders on an order form

and bring it up to the front

counter. Then, the staff

will prepare the food and

drinks, and serve it to


The menu at Salt Creek

Tacos is small — on


“I didn’t want us to get

distracted by doing too

many things, I wanted

to do a small number of

things really well.”

One thing Salt Creek

Tacos prides itself on it

making every single item

Salt Creek Tacos

431 Temple Ave.,

Highland Park

(847) 780-8186


5-9 p.m.


5-10 p.m.


by hand.

After hearing all about

the hand-crafted menu,

22nd Century Media editors

couldn’t wait to dive

in and try some of the food.

We started with a classic,

house-made chips &

guac ($7). The guacamole

is freshly made with a lot

of flavor and the handmade

chips are extra

crunchy and unlike typical

tortilla chips.

Next up, we tried three

of five of the taco offerings

The grilled steak taco ($4) at Salt Creek Tacos features

steak, cilantro, poblano salsa, pickled sweet onion

in a warm tortilla made in-house. Eric DeGrechie/22nd

Century Media

at Salt Creek Tacos.

The smoked pork taco

($3.50), is made Veracruz

style with olives, caper, tomato,

sunflower seeds and


The grilled chicken taco

($3.50) is made with avocado,

salsa verde, cotija

cheese and radish.

Grilled steak taco ($4)

is topped with cilantro,

poblano salsa and pickled

sweet onion.

Full story at LakeFo


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Justin McCartney

McCartney is a senior

setter on the Lake Forest

boys volleyball team.

How did you get

started playing


I started playing volleyball

in sixth grade. From

there I did my school season

and [teammate Kevin

Lamp] went to the same

school as I did. In seventh

grade, he told me that I

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What’s your favorite

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What’s the most

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Granted, volleyball is a

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that’s something I’ve had

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What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

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To play every single

point like it’s my last. I

know that’s very cliche, but

after my sophomore year

hip injury, feeling that I

might not ever see the court

agin, that stuck with me.

If you could play

another sport besides

volleyball, what would

it be?

It would probably be

lacrosse, just because I

had some experience with

lacrosse before I started

playing volleyball.

What’s your favorite

place to eat?

My favorite place to eat

right now would probably

be Taco del Marte, I’m a

huge fan of Mexican food.

Who is your favorite


My favorite athlete is

probably Taylor Crabb,

he’s an AVP beach volleyball

player, I just love

watching him play.

If you could have any

superpower, what

would it be?

22nd century media file photo

I’d love to be able to fly,

because I absolutely hate


What are some of

your hobbies?

I have a few. I’m pretty

big into building computers.

I also work on cars a

lot with my dad and on my

own. Those are probably

the two biggest things I do

besides playing.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

I’ve always wanted to

go to Australia. Out there

is very cool, I just feel like

it’s an extremely different

aspect of life than it is

here, it would be a lot of

fun to experience the outdoors

and everything Australia

has to offer.

Interview by Sports Editor

Nick Frazier

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Guys recap playoffs, predict lacrosse

Staff Report

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of The Varsity: North

Shore, the only podcast

focused on North Shore

sports, hosts Michal

Dwojak, Michael Wojtychiw

and Nick Frazier

talk some postseason boys

gymnastics, girls track

sectional and boys and

girls water polo in the first

quarter, hear from Lake

Forest football player Rylie

Mills about his commitment

to Notre Dame,

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lacrosse and talk some

girls soccer and baseball

to finish off the show.

First Quarter

The three talk some boys

gymnastics, girls track and

boys and girls water polo.

Second Quarter

The guys hear from Mills

about his college decision.

Third Quarter

With the season heading

into the final stretch, the

guys make some predictions

about lacrosse.

Fourth Quarter

To finish things off, the

guys talk some girls soccer

and baseball.

28 | May 16, 2019 | The lake forest leader SPORTS


Girls Water Polo


Scouts tie for 12th place at State

Staff Report

After winning the program’s

first-ever sectional

title on May 2, five Lake

Forest athletes competed

in the state meet at Eastern

Illinois University on Friday,

May 10 and Saturday,

May 11.

Doubles players Nika

Belova and Grace Geschiedle

won their first

two rounds before dropping

their third match to

Stevenson. They then won

a pair of matches in the

consolation bracket before

being eliminated in the

consolation quarterfinals.

They ended up scoring

three points for the Scouts.

Anisha Paruchur and

Paige Dillow added a

point with a pair of wins

in the doubles consolation

bracket, and Lauren

Haldane won a match in

the singles consolation


Junior Emory Homan in a game earlier this season. 22nd Century Media File Photo

Scouts season ends in sectional

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

Lake Forest had a great

season and a lot to be

proud of with its improvement.

Unfortunately for the

Scouts, the fourth seed

in the Buffalo Grove sectional,

they ran into a Libertyville

team that simply

outplayed them on May 8.

The fifth-seeded Wildcats

controlled the game right

from the start, and Lake

Forest’s terrific season

came to an end as they fell

10-6 in the sectional quarterfinals.

Although Libertyville

was in control during the

first half, Lake Forest

managed to get to within

5-3 at halftime. The Wildcats

came out strong in the

second half, scoring five

unanswered goals to take

a commanding 10-3 lead.

They scored twice in the

first two minutes of the

third period, twice in the

final minute of the third

and then added another

goal in the first minute of

the fourth.

“I think we were confident

and feeling good

about where we were going

into the third period,”

Lake Forest coach Anna

Colletti said. “But even

though we played hard,

Libertyville was the one

that came out of the gate

fast and were able to get

some quick goals. I think

emotions played some

part in how things went

today as well. We thought

we could get back in it but

they played really well on

both ends and made things

tough for us.”

The Scouts did get late

goals from Lauren Garriques,

Lily Mass and

Tierney Sassen.

Libertyville got the

match off to a fast start,

going in front 4-1 after the

first quarter. They scored

two goals in the first two

minutes. Mass put Lake

Forest on the board less

than three minutes into

the game but the Wildcats

kept coming with two

goals in a span of 40 seconds.

Lake Forest attempted

25 shots for the game and

in the first half attempted

more than Libertyville

did. It was a combination

of shot selection and

the Wildcats’ defense that

made things tough on the

Scouts’ offense throughout.

“Regardless of how we

were playing on offense,

we didn’t give up,” Colletti

said. “We kept playing

hard. We kept making

different adjustments

and changed some things

as far as technique during

the game. We just

couldn’t get anything going,

and a lot of that is

a credit to Libertyville.

They’re a good team. We

had a very good year. It’s

sad that our season had to

end this soon.”

The Scouts got to within

two goals at the half

with goals from Emory

Homan a minute into the

second period and from

Micki Boveri with 3:30


It’s pretty clear that not

only are the Scouts on the

right track as a program

but are also a very close

team as Colletti hugged

every one of her players

after the season came

to an end. Lake Forest

ranked 35th in the state,

placed second in their

conference and won 21

games this season.

“We improved so much

from a year ago,” Colletti

said. “It shows how much

hard work they’ve put in.

We graduated seven seniors

from a year ago and

had 13 new girls throughout

the program. It speaks

to our skill level and dedication

to the game. And

we consider ourselves a

family so in addition to

what we accomplished

this year, it was also a

lot of fun for everyone

because of how close the

team is.”

This Week In ...




■May ■ 16 - IHSA state final,



■May ■ 16 - IHSA Sectionals

at Niles West, 2 p.m.


■May ■ 16 - hosts Kettle

Moraine, 7 p.m.

■May ■ 20 - IHSA Sectional

at Lake Forest, 5:30 p.m.

■May ■ 22 - IHSA Sectionals

at Lake Forest, 5 p.m.


■May ■ 20 - IHSA Sectionals

at Stevenson, TBD

■May ■ 22 - IHSA Sectionals,

TBD, 6:15 p.m.


■May ■ 17 - hosts IHSA

Sectionals, 2 p.m.

■May ■ 18 - hosts IHSA

Sectionals, TBD


■May ■ 17 - hosts Deerfield,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 18 - at Glenbrook

South, 10 a.m.

■May ■ 22 - IHSA Sectional,



■May ■ 2 - IHSA Regional at

Mt. Prospect, 4:30 p.m.


■May ■ 17 - hosts IHSA

Regional, 6 p.m.

■May ■ 21 - IHSA Sectionals,



■May ■ 21 - IHSA Regionals

at Lake Forest, 6:30 p.m.

■May ■ 22 - IHSA Regionals

at Lake Forest, 6 p.m.




■May ■ 16 - hosts Latin

School of Chicago, 4:30


■May ■ 17 - hosts Montini,

5 p.m.


■May ■ 16 - hosts McHenry,

5 p.m.


■May ■ 16 - hosts Riverside-

Brookfield, 4:45 p.m.


■May ■ 16 - at Saint Viator,

6 p.m.




■May ■ 17 - IHSA Regionals,

5 p.m.

LakeForestLeader.com SPORTS

the lake forest leader | May 16, 2019 | 29

Girls Track & Field

Leonardi qualifies for state meet

Michal Dwojak

Contributing Sports Editor

Lake Forest’s Sydney Leonardi

didn’t think she’d be running

again this season, let alone qualifying

for the state meet.

After falling in the final hurdle

in a sectional meet her freshman

year and then tearing her hamstring

the next season, the junior

didn’t imagine that she’d be celebrating

with teammates after her

run in the 300-meter hurdles.

The Scout just missed out on finishing

first in the meet, settling for

second with a 45.37-second finish.

“It felt amazing,” Leonardi said.

“I didn’t even know if it was going

to be able to run this season,

so to qualify for state is honestly


Her performance was the highlight

of the day for the Scouts,

who finished 12th in the meet with

nine points.

While the Scouts will end the

season, one Lake Forest runner

will continue to run, even after she

thought she wouldn’t.

It feels amazing,” Leonardi said.

“Just to know what I went through,

which made me stronger as an athlete

and a competitor, so it made it

feel really good and better.”

The third time is the charm for

Highland Park sprinter Taylor


The senior will be making a

return trip to the state meet after

winning both the 100 and 200

on Thursday, May 9 at the 2019

IHSA Class 3A sectional at Loyola


This will be Gilling’s third trip

to state after qualifying in the 100

her freshman year and in both the

100 and 200 last year.

“I wasn’t really content with my

performances today because I had

a ton of nerves, especially with

my relay teams,” Gilling said.

“We had some tough moments on

the track but we got through it.

You just have to be resilient.

“I’m real excited for next week

though because I know the competition

is going to push me there.

There are some big names going,

Lake Forest girls track and field

runner Sydney Leonardi competes

in the 300-meter hurdles at its

IHSA sectional Thursday, May 9,

in Wilmette. Michal Dwojak/22nd

Century Media

but I just need to stay ahead, especially

in my block starts. If you

don’t do well with that, it puts you


Gilling didn’t only win the 200

though. She also set the track record

with her time of 24.83.

With this being her third trip to

state, the Highland Park sprinter is

well accustomed to what it takes

to be successful at the meet and

feels as if she’s become more confident

every year.

“I feel like when I’m consistent

with my running, I know I can just

push myself even further,” she

said. “Yes, there’s nerves there but

I’m confident that the competition

at state will push me to be better.”

After not making it to the finals

in any races her freshman year and

missing her sophomore year due

to an injury suffered indoors, Gilling

took fourth in the 100 last year

and second in the 200, .01 short of

taking second in the 200.

“I’m really excited to go back to

state,” Gilling said. “I’m hoping

to bring back some medals. I had a

really great year last year and I’m

hoping to top that this year.”

Gilling’s teammate, Junior Ketura

Liberius, took third in the

200, finishing in a time of 26.48.

Those two, as well as Tyanna

King and Annelise VandenAkker

helped the Giants take third in the

400 relay in a time of 49.63, but

that time fell just short of qualifying

for state.



Lake Forest 6, Libertyville 4

Luke Nolan totaled two RBI,

and Luke Chlystek struck out

four in the win on May 6.

Libertyville 1, Lake Forest 0

Michael Vallone pitched

seven innings with no earned

runs, but the Scouts still lost on

May 7.

Lake Forest 15, Saint Viator 7

Michael Vallone, Peter

Turelli and Brady Christoph

combined for two home runs

and 11 RBI in the win on May


Barrington 6, Lake Forest 1

Michael Vallone drove in the

lone run in a loss on Saturday,

May 11.

Boys Volleyball

Lakes Community 2, Lakes

Forest 1 (25-18, 17-25, 32-


The Scouts fought to the end

in a three-set loss on the road

on May 6.

Lake Forest 2, Libertyville 0

(27-25, 25,22)

Jack Hartline and Thomas

Tustitson played well in a win

over the Wildcats on May 8.

Boys Water Polo

Lake Forest 10, Deerfield 7

The Scouts won their opening

sectionals game with a

strong performance against the

Warriors at home on May 7.

Mundelein 22, Lake Forest 2

The Scouts’ season ended in

the second round of the IHSA

sectionals on Thursday, May 9.

Boys Lacrosse

Lake Forest 9, Warren 6

Defenseman Tommy Henry

and goalkeeper John Walsh

stifled the Blue Devils offense

on May 8.

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

Loyola 20, Lake Forest 7

The Scouts fell flat versus the

Ramblers on Saturday, May 11.

Girls Lacrosse

Lake Forest 12, Warren 0

Kate Kaptrosky scored four

goals, and Catherine Pasquella

added three more in a convincing

win on May 8.

Lake Forest 9, Carmel 8

Catherine Pasquella tallied

four goals in the win over the

Corsairs on Friday, May 10.

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 2, Lake Forest 0

The Scouts were no match

for the reigning North Suburban

Conference champions on

May 6.

Lake Forest 1, Lake Zurich 0

The Scouts picked up their

ninth win of the season on the

road on May 8.

Hersey 2, Lake Forest 0

The Scouts came up short on

their senior night on Thursday,

May 9.

Boys Track & Field

NSC Championship

The 1,600-meter relay team

of Jonathan Phalen, Kean

O’Connor, Tyler Traschel and

Elijah Fietsam placed first with

a time of 3:30.49 to lead the

Scouts to a fourth-place finish

at the NSC Championship on

Thursday, May 9.



Woodlands 13, Lake Forest

Academy 3

The Caxys were no match

for the Wildcats on May 7.

Lake Forest Academy 11,

Waren 4

Carrington Newsome and

Jadin Knowles hit home runs

in a win over the Blue Devils

on Thursday, May 9.

Lake Forest Academy 14,

Willows 3

The Cays earned their second-straight

win on Friday,

May 10.

Boys Volleyball

Wheaton 2, Lake Forest

Academy 0

The Caxys came up short

against the Warriors on May 7.

Christian Heritage 2, Lake

Forest Academy 1

The Caxys picked up another

loss on Thursday, May 9.


Lake Forest Academy 15,

Christian Liberty 5

Andrew Zengeler had three

hits and crossed home plate

three times in a win on May 8.

Girls Soccer

Lake Forest Academy 1,

Waukegan 1

The Caxys earned their first

draw of the season on May 8.

Boys Tennis

Lake Forest Academy 7,

Wheeling 0

The Caxys earned the sweep

on May 6.

Latin School 5, Lake Forest

Academy 2

Steven Hooke and Jack Selati

won their singles matches

on Thursday, May 9.




Woodlands 13, Lake Forest

Academy 3

After dropping their first

game of the season on Saturday,

the Wildcats got back to

their winning ways against the

Caxys on May 7.

Woodlands 11, Latin School 1

The Wildcats took care of

business on Thursday, May 9

30 | May 16, 2019 | The lake forest leader SPORTS


Lake Forest lineman commits to Notre Dame

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

Lake Forest defensive

lineman Rylie Mills announced

his commitment

to the University of Notre

Dame via Twitter and Instagram

on May 6.

The 6-foot-5,

270-pound junior narrowed

his choices down to

Notre Dame, Ohio State

and Wisconsin. He first

received a scholarship offer

from the Fighting Irish

in February of 2018. More

than 25 schools offered

Mills, including Alabama

and Clemson, but in the

end he decided to head to

South Bend in 2020.

With the recruiting

process now behind him,

Mills said he’s relieved

that he gets to turn his





Schools that offered Mills

• Notre Dame

• Michigan

• Ohio State

• Minnesota

• Wisconsin

• Nebraska

• Alabama

• Northwestern

• Boston College • Oklahoma

• Clemson

• Oregon

• Duke

• Penn State

• Florida

• Purdue

• Georgia

• Rutgers

• Illinois

• Tennessee

• Indiana

• Toledo

• Iowa

• Vanderbilt

• Louisville

• Virginia


• West Vriginia

undivided attention to his

senior year at Lake Forest.

“I’m really happy to just

be able to focus completely

on my season and focus

on the team and really

give 100 percent to them,

that’s what it all comes

down to,” Mills said. “I

wanted to make the choice

a little earlier, going into

summer camp I would

have had recruiting on my

mind and I wouldn’t have

been able to give 100 percent

to the team. I want to

be a leader, I wanted to

have a great season with

the guys.”

Mills says he knew

about five days before announcing

his commitment

that Notre Dame was

where he wanted to be.

“That actually came after

talking about it with

my family and talking

with the people close with

me about how I felt about

Notre Dame and the upsides

to it,” Mills said. “I

had three great choices to




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Rylie Mills made 20 tackles for loss last season with the

Scouts. 22nd Century Media File Photo

choose from, it’s definitely

tough making that call.

After talking to my family

and everyone close to

me and even just fighting

with myself on the things

that I felt were important

through the whole process

and what I was looking

for in a college, I think

Notre Dame felt like the

best fit for me.”

Mills, who trains at

EFT Football Academy in

Highland Park, is a fourstar

recruit that ranks second

overall in the state,

according to 247Sports.

com. This past fall he

compiled 37 tackles, 20

of them for negative yardage,

and added four sacks.

The Scouts went 5-4 and

were knocked out of the

Class 6A tournament in

the first round.

Notre Dame was one

of the top teams in college

football for most of

the season, winning all

12 of their regular season

games. The Fighting Irish

made college football’s

four-team playoff, but

lost to eventual champion

Clemson 30-3 in the semifinal.

Led by head coach

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame

had one of the top 10 defenses

in the country, allowing

just 17.3 points

per game.

When the recruiting

process first began for

Mills, his family and him

agreed that academics

and athletics were the two

most important things.

Notre Dame brought

the best of both of those

worlds for Mills.

“You can’t ignore the

football aspect of it, that’s

definitely a big part of my

life,” Mills said. “That

was the big thing we were

looking for in a school,

and doing my homework

on all the schools and

visiting different places

and meeting a lot of different

coaches, I always

kept that goal clear. Notre

Dame just had crazy-high

academics with some of

the brightest kids in the

country coming there with

great connections and a

strong alumni base. The

football side, they were

just in the final four playoffs,

they always compete

at a high level. Everyone

knows about Notre Dame


Mills will play one

more year for the Scouts

before joining one of the

elite football programs in

the nation, just 130 miles

from home. He’s looking

forward to training this

summer, working on his

speed and improving his

all-around game.

“My sophomore year

I don’t think I was very

consistent but I did make

big plays, I want to be

more of a team player,”

Mills said. “That’s the big

improvement I made in

my junior year was being

more consistent and more

helpful to the team. My

goal is I want to completely

dominate games with

my teammates, I want us

to be a complete unit of

guys, I want to be strong

leader, I want to have a

fun time with my football

teammates and coaches

and really just do the best

that I can because it’s my

last year.”

LakeForestLeader.com SPORTS

the lake forest leader | May 16, 2019 | 31

Girls Lacrosse

Caxys’ offense too much for Giants

22nd Century Media file



stars of the week

1. Syndey Leonardi

(ABOVE). The

junior placed

second in the

300-meter hurdles

race at sectionals

a year after tearing

her hamstring last


2. Michael Vallone.

Vallone threw

seven scoreless

innings in a loss on

May 7, then hit a

home run on May

8. The junior can

do it all.

3. Andrew Zengeler.

LFA’s catcher

shined at the plate

in a win against

Christian Liberty,

going 3-for-3 and

scoring three times

for the Caxys.

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

On some days a lacrosse

goalie feels slow to react,

on other days she feels

better, and on the best days

she feels the way Lake

Forest Academy goalie

Annie Gifford felt against

Highland Park.

“I felt like a brick wall

today,” Gifford said. “I

just felt really good in

terms of seeing where the

shots were going to go and

when they were going to

shoot it.”

The Caxys’ offense

dominated the first half and

Gifford shined throughout

a 23-11 win over the host

Giants on Thursday, May 9.

“She had 15 saves and

with only 11 goals allowed,

that’s higher than

a 50 percent save rating,”

Caxys coach Sarah Mastey

said. “Her clears were also

wonderful today, when

you talk about the whole

goalie package.”

Lake Forest Academy

led 6-4 early in the first half

and then went on an 11-1

scoring edge in building a

17-5 halftime lead. Midfielder

Lena Ansari was in

the thick of things offensively,

scoring all seven of

her game-high seven goals

in the first half.

Lilly Drury and Lizzie

Frekko finished with five

goals apiece for Lake Forest

Academy and Drury

also picked up seven

groundballs in the win.

“We have an extremely

strong midfield with Lena

Ansari and MJ Alexander,

and we have good leadership

on offense with Lilly

Drury,” Mastey said. “And

defensively, Angie Cotton

played a good game


Alexander and Natalie

Putzel finished with two

goals apiece for the Caxys,

while Emily Nash and Tessa

Buhl had one goal each.

Gifford credited her

side’s offense for building

a lead and bringing out her


“It helps with my energy

and mood,” Gifford said.

“In a close game I’m always

on my toes, always

nervous, but when it’s a

nice lead I can kind of relax

and play my game. Our

energy is so much better

this year. The amount of

energy on the field pumps

everyone up and it starts on

the sidelines, and works its

way onto the players on the

field. It’s been great to see.”

Chasing a large deficit,

Highland Park had one

goal in mind after halftime.

“We talked about winning

the second half,” Giants

coach Jennifer Loewenstein


Highland Park outscored

Lake Forest Academy 5-2

to start the second half,

with freshman Berkeley

Clayborne scoring three

of her team-high six goals

during the Giants’ run.

“Everyone came together

a little bit more,” Clayborne

said. “I don’t think

we were as driven in the

first half but then we kind

of got into our game. We

picked up our speed and

figured out how we were

going to play this game in

the second half.”

Loewenstein liked the

resilience her girls showed.

“We had a good start

and we tried to answer in

the second half,” she said.

“We also had a lot of goal

scorers, which was nice to

see. Berkeley scored six

of our goals and that was

awesome, and then five

other people scored the

other five goals. So it was

nice to see some different

people in that mix.”

The Giants got a goal

apiece from Tatum Rudman,

Ryan Dowell, Kaley

French, Kylie Walk, and

Logan Czerwinski.

Clayborne has had a fine

freshman season for the


“Berkeley brings a lot

of draw control and she

scored a lot of our goals

this season,” Loewenstein

said. “She’s very fast and

aggressive and she’s been

a great addition. I’m excited

to have her for another

three years. As a

team we’ve seen a lot of

improvement this year.

We’ve had a lot of close

games and we’ve seen tremendous


Lake Forest Academy goalie Annie Gifford looks to

clear the ball on Thursday, May 9, at Highland Park High

School. Photos by Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

LFA’s Lena Ansari pursues the ball against the Giants.

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”I didn’t even know if I was going to be able to

run this season, so to qualify for state is honestly


Sydney Leonardi- Scouts hurdle runner on her performance at sectionals

tune in

Boys, Girls Lacrosse begin Sectionals

•Boys: May 20 at Lake Forest, 5:30 p.m.

• Girls: May 20 at Stevenson, TBD


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27 - Athlete of The Week

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Just how they drew it up

Caxys knock off Giants, Page 31

Comeback Kid Leonardi

places second at sectionals, Page 29

Riley Mills in the University

of Notre Dame locker room

during his official visit on

campus. INSET: Mills poses

in his college uniform. Photo


Scouts’ star Mills chooses

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