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Loyola Academy graduating senior Lizzy Balentine shares her excitement at the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2019

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‘Hollywood Hounds’

5-7 p.m. June 7, Kenilworth

Assembly Hall,

410 Kenilworth Ave.,

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Union Church is hosting

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fashion show that will feature

local pups strutting

down the runway dressed

as Hollywood characters.

The event is open to all

dog- and fashion-lovers,

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Yoga Glow Flow

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Classical Sunday Concert

2-3 p.m. June 9, Wilmette

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Flower Arranging for


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Summer Reading Kickoff


1:30-2:15 p.m. June 15,

Wilmette Public Library,

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June 17 through Aug. 4,

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younger who are accompanied

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Kenilworth Chamber of

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Songs of the Plaza

6:30 p.m. June 20, Plaza

del Lago, Wilmette. Enjoy

summer on Thursday

nights when the shopping

center hosts free outdoor

concerts starting with Spoken

Four covering any

style and era, with a fun,

high energy show.

Swim A Mile

7:15 a.m. June 22, Gillson

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Singing and Dancing

12:30 p.m. June 26,

Mallinckrodt Park Gazebo,

Wilmette. Concerts

for all ages are scheduled

all summer starting with

a kids show, Istvan & His

Imaginary Band, featuring

cool, cleverly crafted kids’


United churches celebration

10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 30,

Vattman Park, Wilmette.

All are invited to a celebration

of the Holy Eucharist

at a Unity Mass as the Village’s

two historic Roman

Catholic parishes, Saint

Joseph and Saint Francis

Xavier, prepare to formally

join together on July 1.

Picnic gathering set to begin

immediately following

the mass in Vattmann Park.

Yankee Doodle Dash

8 a.m. July 3, Gillson

Park, Wilmette. New

name, new day, new distance

(5K) and prizes for

Most Patriotic Costume.

Register at www.wilmettepark.org.

Under the Stars

Sunset July 13, Gillson

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your camping gear and

round up the kids for Wilmette’s

Gillson Beach

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around the camp fire and

enjoy some family-friendly

entertainment. At sunrise

enjoy cereal, juice and

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by a parent/guardian.

Staff will be available

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10-11:30 a.m., third

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of The Beacon, we

reported in a Wilmette

Memorial Day story

(Page 10) that “58,000

men and women are

still missing in action”

based on a statement

made during the

ceremony. Following

up on a call from a

reader in regard to the

matter, we believe the

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approximate number of

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the Vietnam War.

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Regina traditions make graduation ceremony timeless

Eric DeGrechie


For members of the Regina

Dominican Class of

2019, there was plenty of

learning going on during

a senior year filled with a

little bit of everything. Dr.

Kathleen Porreca was doing

a fair share of learning

herself in her first year as

principal of the Wilmette


“This is a class of girls

that are so talented in a

variety of things. We’ve

got talented artists, scientists,

musicians. It was really

brought home for me

with the awarding of all

the various medals,” Porreca

said. “They’re also a

group of girls that are very


The 59 graduates were

honored during a baccalaureate

and commencement


May 25 at the school’s

O’Shaughnessy Theatre

in Wilmette.

Graduates from Wilmette

included Kaitlyn

Burgess, Haixin Gao,

Siyu Huang, Seong Eun

Amber Kim, Elizabeth

Loeher and Nora Reese.

Select students were

recognized with honor

chords, scholarships and

other awards in a separate

event prior to graduation.

As is tradition at Regina,

a Mass began the

ceremony with Rev. Peter

Wojcik, director of parish

vitality and mission at the

Chicago Archdiocese and

Regina chaplin, presiding.

Once the Mass concluded,

the commencement

celebration ceremony got

underway as each graduate

was presented with a

white long-stem rose. Regina

President Elizabeth

Schuster made introductory


The senior orchestra,

including members Lauren

DiCiaula, Natalie

Hamilton, Lisa Spaniak

and Lindsey Whitehead,


Kelley Rompza Kitley

(Class of 1996), a social

worker, gave the alumna

medalist reflection. As-

Graduate Elizabeth Loeher, of Wilmette, is all smiles

with her mother, Erin.

Regina Dominican awards

Principal’s Award for

Academic Excellence:

Meghan McCabe

Athlete of the Year:

Caitlin Ward

Art medal: Seong Eun

Amber Kim, Wilmette

Biology: Gia-Maria


Chemistry: Meghan


Choral Music: Lisa

Spaniak, Northbrook

Drama: Emma Donovan

sistant Principal Verna

Allworth (Class of 1977)

presented the graduates.

Later, Schuster was

joined by David Berg,

board of directors, and

Porreca for the conferring

of diplomas.

“The ceremony was just

extraordinarily beautiful,”

Porreca said. “They make

everything very special

for the girls and their families.”

For graduating seniors,

any relatives that are Regina

alumnae are encouraged

to join the graduate

on stage to present them

with the diploma.

“One of our mottos is

‘Family for life,’ so I really

enjoyed seeing those

kinds of elements incorporated

into the ceremony,”

Porreca said. “It really reinforces

again with graduation

that generations of

Regina girls are still associated

with the school.”

Senior Elizabeth Gillespie

was chosen by her

peers to give the graduation


“This class had a lot of

English: Elizabeth Loeher,


French: Meghan McCabe

Latin: Elizabeth Gillespie

Mathmatics: Elizabeth

Loeher, Wilmette

Orchestra: Lauren


Physics: Meghan McCabe

Social Studies: Elizabeth


Spanish: Syeda Ali

Theology: Samantha


energy. A lot of times we

would do things in our

own way unlike other

classes,” said Gillespie,

who will attend the University

of Chicago in the

fall. “We were kind of


Following the ceremony,

a celebration was held

in the school’s cafeteria.

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Summer Rocha, a member of Regina Dominican’s

graduating class, is presented her diploma by he father,

Charles, director of IT at the school, Saturday, May 25,

at the O’Shaughnessy Theatre in Wilmette.

Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

Elizabeth Gillespie, of Chicago, delivers the graduation


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As members of the

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2019 finish their four-year

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school, a new one awaits

them in the fall when most

head off to college.

For many of the 493

students, that will include

new challenges and experiences,

like being away

from their families for an

extended period of time,

being surrounded by people

they don’t know and

the rigors of secondary education,

just to name a few.

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with the level of coursework

and the relationships

we’ve made with teachers,

we’ve all kind of been able

to just be better people

and be more prepared for

whatever it is that we’re

heading, or whatever path

we’re heading on. Especially

for me, I’m planning

on going into the medical

field, so I think Loyola’s

science department has really

prepared me and students

like that to get into

that, to get into that field

and to know and to be prepared

for the level of work

that will come with that.”

The Loyola Class

of 2019 faced a number

of hardships that

other schools may not

go through, including a

change in leadership as

Charlie Heintz took over

as principal.

Since then, Heintz has

been named the school’s

full-time principal and

looks to lead the academy

into the future.

“In the last few years

I’ve had access to a lot of

students, and it was really

great to have built up those

relationships prior to ascending

to this position,”

he said.

This year’s class is the

first that has seen multiple

years of the LA Way program,

a program that is designed

in developing leadership

skills, a program

started last year.

Heintz made sure to

spotlight the college counseling

department, especially

Jamie Simon, who

has been key with working

in the Chicago Scholars

Program. Loyola became

Loyola Academy graduating senior Christopher Hara

(center), of Wilmette, receives his diploma from his

father, Emmett (right), and Loyola Academy President

Rev. Patrick McGrath, S.J. at the commencement

ceremony for the Class of 2019 Saturday, May 25,

at Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena in

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involved with the program,

one that is a cooperative

group between colleges

and universities and under

represented minority students

who live in the city

of Chicago. Students who

are identified as college

scholars and meet those

requirements can go and

in a short interview format

with a variety of schools,

generally get determinations

on admissions and

levels of financial aid,

if not that day within a

very short period of time.

Around 25 students were

named Chicago Scholars.

Heintz noted that of the

493 graduating seniors,

they are attending 131

different colleges. Eightynine

percent were accepted

to either their first or second

choice school. And

146 were accepted to every

school they applied to.

Kenilworth graduates

were Michael Burden,

Morgan De La Cruz,

John Mawicke, Maximus

Raynal, Andrew Shearson

and Fiona Wardrop.

Loyola’s Wilmette graduates

are Charles Bevenour,

Joseph Blasko, Kaitlin

Blommer, Owen Boersma,

Grace Breen, Gabriella

Ciesla, Kevin Conway,

Brian Danowski, Jackson

Dettling, Mac Dettling,

Westen Doran, Sophia

Downs, Emily Ehlert,

Luke Fox, Marcus Foy,

Olivia Gentzkow, Jacob

Gonzalez, Anna Gordon,

Christopher Hara, John

Hill, Taylor Hoang, Samantha

Holton, Conor

Hough, Hugh Kelly, Luke

Kitchie, Robert Langill,

Michael Largay, Patrick

Lawler, Andrew Locke,

John McDonagh, Daniel

Montaquila, Fiona Morgan,

Jordan Moser, Eamon

O’Brien, John Ohle, Alexandra

Petrozzi, Madeline

Phillips, Marie Ponzi,

Brady Reichert, Raegan

Robertson, Brian Solmos,

Grace Staley, Matthew

Urrutia, Lauren Vallace,

Patrick Van, Allison White

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New Trier returns to Welsh-Ryan Arena to graduate 941 students

Megan Bernard

Contributing Editor

New Trier High School

welcomed 941 seniors

and their families Sunday,

June 2, into the remodeled

Welsh-Ryan Arena at

Northwestern University

for its 2019 commencement


The Class of 2019

is smaller than previous

classes at New Trier;

however, that did not deter

them from making a

lasting impact, Winnetka

principal Denise Dubravec


“There is a real personal

investment with our students

within not only their

academics and extracurricular

and service; it’s broad

and wide, beyond the community

of New Trier,”

Dubravec said. “They are

compassionate kids.”

At commencement, senior

Barbara Neumann, of

Winnetka, spoke on behalf

of her class. Beforehand,

she told The Beacon that

she was excited.

“I wanted to give the

speech because I’m so

grateful for my experience

at New Trier,” she said. “I

wanted to share my pride

with everyone.”

Neumann said New Trier’s

motto has inspired her

throughout her four years

at the high school. Next

year, she’ll continue implementing

the motto and

further her studies at University

of Wisconsin-Madison’s

business school.

“What an inspiring

blueprint to shape our

lives moving forward: to

continue to commit our

minds to inquiry, hearts

to compassion and lives

to service,” Neumann said

while addressing her class

at commencement. “We

have been given the tools

to reach higher and be better

— to live the motto of

New Trier — and now it is

your time to do it.

“Be passionate about

something, anything,

commit your mind to it,

get involved, and leave

your mark, no matter how

small. You don’t have to be

the president of the United

States — who says you

couldn’t? — or end world

hunger, but do something.”

Other seniors, Christopher

Kuhn, Madeline Malueg

and Kelly McNulty,

presented the class gift.

They served on the Habitat

for Humanity Leadership

board, and helped build a

home with their class this

year, similar to years past.

Alumnus Peter Henry,

New Trier Class of 1987,

also spoke as the featured

alumni speaker. He is the

dean emeritus of New

York University’s Leonard

Commencement speaker Barbara Neumann, of

Winnetka, talks to the graduates.

Isabel Cox hugs her adviser Josie Elbert after getting

her diploma.

N. Stern School of Business.

The youngest person

to hold the position, he

assumed the deanship in

January 2010 and joined

the NYU Stern Faculty

as the William R. Berkley

professor of economics

and finance, according to

NYU’s website.

The addition of a alumni

speaker at New Trier’s

commencement began

three years ago, Dubruvec

said. Previous speakers

include former ABC

news reporter and White

House correspondent Ann

Compton and actor Rainn


In 2017 and 2018, the

Winnetka high school’s

graduation moved to Sears

Centre Arena in Hoffman

Estates while Welsh-Ryan

Arena underwent a major


Looking forward, Dubravec

said New Trier’s

commencement will return

to Hoffman Estates due to

the limited amount of seats

at Welsh-Ryan.

“The new arena is beautiful,

but we lost some

seats there,” Dubravec

said, adding nearly 1,600

seats were eliminated in

the project. “It’s somewhat

of a challenge with our

Graduate Josh Hoffman, of Wilmette, signals to family

while walking in with Hannah Richards during the New

Trier commencement ceremony Sunday, June 2, at

Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena. Photos

by Lois Bernstein/22nd Century Media

Daniel Gunther, of Wilmette, whacks a beachball after

getting his diploma.

families. We didn’t anticipate

that, so we are going

back to Sears next year.”

Sunday’s ceremony was

streamed online, and is

still available for viewing

at www.newtrier.k12.il.us/


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Kenilworth Park Board bids farewell to longtime president

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

It’s the end of an era for

Heidi Higgins.

She has presided over

the Kenilworth Park District

Board for the past 16

years. But, before she bid

her position farewell on

May 16, more than 100

people gathered to surprise

Higgins with a grand-scale

celebration at the Kenilworth

Assembly Hall,

honoring her leadership

and commitment to the


The party, held on May

11, was a collaboration

between park board members

and Park Board Executive

Director Johnathan

Kiwala, who reflected on

Higgins’ contribution over

the years.

John Hart, a longtime

Kenilworth resident

and park board member,

shared how Higgins always

focused on making

the right choice for the

community, which wasn’t

necessarily the most popular.

“[Heidi] leads with

compassion. She has always

been thoughtful and

careful with her decisions.

She listens to all sides on

an issue, always operating

from making a decision

that will truly be best

for the community,” Hart

said. “She is also intuitive,

leading often with her

heart and gut, which never

seemed to fail her.”

Hart further explained

how over the years, Higgins

ensured that the beloved

elementary basketball

program continued,

uniting families with hot

coffee and donuts each

and every Saturday morning

as their children hit the

court. She held strong to

protecting the green spac-

Heidi Higgins (center), who is leaving her post as

president of the Kenilworth Park District, celebrates

with Ann Marie Wolfe, Nora Pardo, Johnathan Kiwala

and Lisa Thomas May 11 at Kenilworth Assembly Hall.

Photos submitted

The Higgins family (left to right) Pete Higgins, Heidi

Higgins, Leah Higgins, Tyler Higgins and Peter Higgins.

es and open lands in Kenilworth,

even if it meant

taking a stand against

those who saw otherwise.

As the Park District

evolved, eventually taking

ownership of the Kenilworth

Club, Higgins

checked off every box, ensuring

that the transition

was a smooth one.

“Heidi was very attuned

to the details of revitalizing

the Kenilworth Club,”

Hart said. “She made sure

to have a full grasp on

what repairs the building

would need and was very

wise to insist on establishing

a catastrophic fund -an

incredibly wise and much

needed decision.”

In addition, Higgins was

in large part responsible

for bringing Johnathan Kiwala

on as the executive

director, who developed

a respectful working relationship

and unforgettable

friendship too.

“Heidi is very methodical.

She listens to all viewpoints,

then formulates a

decision based on what

she believes if right for the

community and upholding

Kenilworth tradition,” Kiwala

said. “When we first

took over ownership of the

Kenilworth Club, we were

navigating unchartered

waters. Heidi took the

responsibility very seriously,

determined to make

turn the building back to

what is originally intended

to be – a community center

where families unite to

engage in enriching programs.”

Further, with Higgins

support, Kiwala is proud

to announce that park

district programming has

increased by 700 percent

over the past four years.

Summer camps, sports,

music, art, theater, STEM

and other programs exist

for children, as well as

programming for adults.

Local organizations have

returned to the Park District

to hold various meetings

and events now that

the building is strucutally

safe, sound and affordable

for local organization to


For Kiwala, however,

it is Higgins’ friendship

and support during difficult,

personal times that

have been most impactful.

When Kiwala’s wife was

diagnosed with a terminal

illness, “[Heidi] was

one of the first people I

called, not only because

she was my boss, but because

she was my friend,”

Kiwala said. “She ensured,

through the generosity

and compassion of

this community, that my

wife received the care she

needed. I will forever be


After the moving

speeches and before the

party began, Higgins was

represented with a plaque

honoring her commitment

and the surprise announcement

that the new

Kenilworth Park District

offices will be named in

her honor, forever remembering

the growth that

occurred within the Park

District, during her reign.

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Police Reports

Wilmette man arrested for warrants at traffic stop

Bryton Kabak, 24, of

Wilmette, was arrested

following a traffic stop at

3:28 p.m. May 25 in the

1100 block of Skokie. He

was stopped for alleged

minor traffic violations

and found to have a suspended

Illinois driver’s

license and two active

warrants. Kabak was taken

into custody and processed

for the arrest and warrants.

He was able to post bond

on the warrants and was

issued a court date for the

suspended arrest.


May 27

• Police reported a number

of vehicle break-ins by unknown

offenders during the

overnight hours between

May 25-26. Each vehicle

was unlocked. The following

items were reported

missing at the time of each

report: 2300 block of Schiller

(nothing appeared missing);

2200 block of Schiller

($2 in change); 2100 block

of Schiller (a brief case

and flip phone were missing

but later recovered on

the same street) and 2100

block of Schiller (one garage

door opener); 2300

block of Schiller (approximately

$30-40, one driver’s

license, three credit cards,

one ATM card and one

garage door opener. The

resident had received a two

fraud alerts at 6:38 a.m. regarding

his credit cards);

2300 block of Schiller (two

unlocked vehicles entered

and one garage door opener

missing from one of the vehicles).

• A complainant reported

that between 1:30 p.m.

May 24 and 10:30 a.m.

May 26 an unknown

offender(s) used a black

marker and drew a symbol

on the driver’s side bed of

his truck in the 200 block

of 15th Street.

May 26

• Eusedio Gonzales, 34, of

Glenview, was arrested at

4:31 p.m. May 25 at Central

and Wilmette avenues.

Wilmette Police discovered

while investigating a motor

vehicle accident that one of

the drivers, Gonzales, had a

suspended Illinois driver’s

license. The subject was

transported to the Wilmette

Police Department, processed

for the arrest and

released after posting bond.

• Mark A. Wilson, 40, of

Chicago, was arrested at

10:45 p.m. May 24 at the

Lansing Police Department.

That agency had

contact with Wilson and

discovered he had a bond

forfeiture warrant related

to a Wilmette arrest. Wilmette

Police picked Wilson

up from the Lansing Police

Department and transported

him back to Wilmette

where he was processed

and held overnight for

bond court.

• Christian Gomez, 28, of

Wheeling, was arrested and

charged with driving under

the influence at 11:31 p.m.

May 25 at Lake and Park.

After responding a report

of a DUI driver, Wilmette

Police located a vehicle

matching the description

and conducted a traffic stop

for a minor traffic violation.

The driver, Gomez,

allegedly failed field sobriety

tests and was taken

into custody for DUI. Gomez

later refused breath

tests at the Wilmette Police

Department. He was processed

for the DUI arrest

and released on an I-bond.

• A North Carolina resident

reported that on May

24 she lost or misplaced

her wallet at Depot Nuevo,

1139 Wilmette Ave. Between

May 24-25, one of

her credit cards was used in

Chicago without authority

by unknown offender(s).


• A resident in the 200

block of Leicester Road

reports that a New Trier

sports lawn sing was taken

from the front yard of the

property between May

4-18. The total value of the

loss is $50.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wilmette

Beacon Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found on file at the

Wilmette and Kenilworth police

headquarters. They are

ordered by the date the incident

was reported. Individuals

named in these reports

are considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

Residents discuss underwater stormwater reservoir at Thornwood

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Wilmette residents love

Thornwood Park.

It is well-used by area

residents, baseball families,

tennis aficionados.

The playground is a source

of fun for youngsters and

other children, especially

those who attend Harper

School. Its slight mound

area often is used for playing,

picnics or just lounging

and watching nature.

More than 40 memory

trees grace the area, planted

in remembrance of a

loved one. That is not to

overlook the oak trees


Those were among the

features area residents

used to describe their

Thornwood Park at a May

23 Wilmette Park District

public hearing regarding

the possibility of having

an underground stormwater

reservoir placed below

the park’s surface.

Many residents fear

Thornwood Park’s current

aesthetic nature and

features will be destroyed

with the construction of an

underground storage reservoir.

But need for a stormwater

reservoir is great.

Thornwood Park lies in

the Kenilworth Gardens

area where flooding has

occurred during heavy

rainstorms — both in some

homes and streets.

The Village conducted a

five-year study to find the

best way to alleviate the

flooding problems west

of Ridge. This became the

Neighborhood Storage Improvement

Project, which

included [possibly] putting

Please see Thornwood, 14

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 8 days ago

Wilmette Village Board

Rulings rendered on

residential fence requests

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

The Village Board ruled

on a pair of fence requests,

one of which was granted

and the other denied, at its

Tuesday, May 28 meeting.

The board first granted

a request at 500 Sheridan

Road for a 2.43-foot fence

height variation to permit

the installation of two

6.43-foot tall gates in the

front yard. The vote was

5-2 with trustees Gina

Kennedy and Joel Kurzman

voting against granting

the request with the

rest in favor.

“Considering the scale

of the house and the scale

of the lot, the size of this

gate looks appropriate to

the scale,” Trustee Senta

Plunkett said. “It’s still

completely open. There’s

nothing closed off about

it. It’s an arterial street

and we have made a lot of

exceptions in other areas

of the Village.”

The location of the

property played a role in

trustee Peter Barrow’s decision

to vote to approve.

“This is a unique property

in a unique location

across the street from the

Bahai Temple on a major

street,” he said. “It’s

a slightly larger fence set

back from the street. This

seems to me I think to be

an easy decision.”

Kennedy was not convinced

of the need to

approve based on the

uniqueness of the property

and location.


A brief recap of Village

Board action from May


• Teska Associates

presented a concept

plan for the downtown

streetscape project.

The Village Board’s

final review is slated to

take place at its July

23 meeting.

• The board approved

the recommendation

of appointment of

Joel Feinstein to the

Environmental and

Energy Commission

for a three-year term.

Feinstein ran for

trustee last month and

wasn’t elected.

• The board approved

the recommendation

of Ryrie Pellaton to

the Zoning Board of

Appeals for a fiveyear

term. Pellaton is

a former park board

member and ran for

trustee last month and

wasn’t elected.

“I wonder whether the

security concerns are

real,” she said. “I’m not

sure that making exceptions

to our policy based

on suppositions and unfounded

fears at this point

is a good reason to do it.”

Trustee Dan Sullivan

felt it was a small request

and was comfortable with

the openness and setback

of the gates.

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In Memoriam

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

Wilmette’s Herguth carved own niche

during storied journalism career

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

A golden

era of Chicago




arguably be

said to have



from the mid-1950s into

the 1980s, when the internet

began to undermine

the printed daily newspaper

business model.

Armed with a combination

of grand wordsmiths,

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competition and, in the

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In the midst of that colorful

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One of them is nationally

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2019 at age 93 summarized

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Healthy Living Expo/5K promoves wellness

Eric DeGrechie


Staying healthy is a

challenge we all face. Increased

workloads and

family responsibilities are

factors for many as Americans

too often put their

own personal wellness on

the back burner.

For those looking

for ideas and information

on how to improve

their health, the inaugural

Healthy Living Expo

promises to provide the

perfect setting to meet all

your wellness needs. Dozens

of health and wellness

vendors will be part of

this exciting new health

fair Sunday, Aug. 25, at

Northbrook Court, 1515

Lake Cook Road.

“We have done this

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

Mothers, daughters share meal for cause

Submitted by Family

Promise Chicago North


Mothers and their

daughters from around

the North Shore joined together

to share a meal for

a special earlier this month

during the Family Promise

Junior Board’s second

annual Mother-Daughter

Brunch at the Kenilworth

Union Church in Kenilworth.

The May 4 event featured

omelets prepared

by Chicago chef Deb Silberstein,

who ran celebrity

chef Rick Bayless’s

kitchen and worked for

Food Network Kitchens in

New York, as well as face

painting, a selfie picture

station, cotton candy for

event the past three years

in our Southwest suburban

area and have had really

great success,” said

Heather Warthen, chief

events officer of organizer

22nd Century Media,

publisher of The Wilmette

Beacon. “We were looking

to bring a new event

that was health-focused to

the North Shore so it just

made sense.”

For those so inclined, a

chance to run a 5K is also

in the mix Aug. 25. The

5K and expo begin at 8:30

a.m. with the latter running

until 1 p.m. In addition

to the 5K, there will

be a Kids 50-Yard Dash.

Walkers are also encouraged

to take part in the


Health and wellness

Family Promise Chicago North Shore Board members

(left to right) Catherine Flood, of Wilmette, Samantha

Fellman, of Wilmette, Anna Fellman, of Wilmette,

Sylvia Ryba, of Glencoe, Julia Belian, of Northfield,

and Ariana Zawacki, of Wilmette, with Family Promise

Chicago North Shore Executive Director Tracy Lawson

McKeithen. Photo submitted

the children, and a graduate

of the Family Promise

program who expressed

her gratitude to the organization

for helping her and

vendors will be set up

for consultation postrace

with family-friendly

activities abound. Chicago

Sky Kids Zone will

have a variety things for

children to do at the allages


“While our south event

is held in January, we

thought the end of the August

would be a perfect

time with families getting

ready for the new school

year,” Warthen said.

Registration for the 5K

is $35 and includes a race

T-shirt. Registration deadline

is Aug. 9. People can

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she fell on tough times.

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Saluting the nation’s bravest

Memorial Day flags planted at Wilmette’s St. Joseph Cemetery

John Kemper (left), of Jefferson City, Mo., a veteran of Vietnam and Iraq wars, helps

his grandsons Grant Dill, 4, Theo Dill, 4, and Adam Dill, 6, of Wilmette, place flags

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From Page 9

an underground storage

reservoir in each of three

parks — Community Playfield,

Hibbard Park and

Thornwood Park.

The original study suggested

Centennial Park

but the park later was

changed to the Community

Playfield after public


“I am disturbed by how

much area of Thornwood

Park the plan will encompass,”

said Jim Kearney,

Thornwood Park area

resident. “It will be only a

field without trees. There

will not be enough soil on

top of the reservoir for replanted

trees to take hold.

Only bushes could be

planted over it.”

“I am an open-minded

person and have looked

more closely at the plans,”

commented Neal Jacobsen,

another Thornwood

Park area resident. “The

space the tank will take up

is not all that will be needed.

It will be necessary to

access the tank to clean

it. We don’t need another

tennis court or more baseball


“We want to find a solution

that will positively

help decrease the flooding

problem of this area while

keeping the integrity of

Thornwood Park,” said

Sophie Candido, another

Thornwood Park resident.

“We want a smaller footprint

in order to keep the

trees. Perhaps we could

have tanks put on top of

each other that go deeper.

But it would be more ideal

to move the location to

somewhere else.”

That “somewhere

else” often suggested is

Mallinckrodt Park.

Kathleen Sullivan who

spearheads the Colgate

Street Neighborhood Association,

asked about

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instead for the project.

“As stated at the May

23 public input meeting,

Thornwood Park was selected

because it is the

most practical and costeffective

location for the

reservoir,” said Brigitte

Ann Berger-Rash, director

of the Village of Wilmette

Engineering and

Public Works, in a reply

email to Sullivan. “As an

option to the original reservoir

layout, there is adequate

open space within

Thornwood Park to design

a smaller but deeper tank

with a pump station with

minimal impact to trees.

Thornwood Park also is

in close to the trunk sewer

line on Hunter Road. Mallinkrodt,

by contrast, is a

wooded, passive use park

that would be permanently

altered in its totaliy.

Both the Village and the

Park District concur that

Mallinckrodt Park is not

a suitable location for

underground storage because

the opportunity afforded

by baseball fields

for a project such as this

allows for less impact on

the character of the park

long term.”

The Wilmette Park

District Board of Park

Commissioners will be

discussing these issues at

their next meeting, Monday,

June 10 at Wilmette’s

City Hall’s Council

Chambers, 7:30 p.m.

“The topic of the Storm

Water Project will be

on the agenda as it has

been for the past several

months,” Berger-Rash

said. “During that discussion,

the board will

discuss the prior hearings

and input sessions, any

new information from the

Village about designs and

cost estimates and determine

the next steps in the

process for the District.”

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 20 days ago

New Trier presents spring play

‘This Girl Laughs,

This Girl Cries, This

Girl Does Nothing’


Staff Report

The Performing Arts Division

of New Trier High

School recently presented

its spring play May 8-10 at

the Winnekta Campus Mc-

Gee Theatre. This year’s

choice was “This Girl

Laughs, This Girl Cries,

This Girl Does Nothing,”

by Finegan Kruckemeyer.

The production tells the

story of three young sisters

who are abandoned in

a forest and forced to find

their own way in the world.

From this fairytale beginning,

three resolutions are

made; one sister walks

one way to find purpose,

one walks the other way

to find adventure, and the

third stays right where she

is to build a home. The girls

fight Vikings, cross oceans,

tame wilds, and wonder if

they will meet again.

The play was directed

by Anna James-Noonan

and Nina Lynn.

Sarah Olson (left) and Akari Lovestrand play sailors

helping one of the sisters pull down a lighthouse.

Townspeople Skylar Aronson, Sara Bunge, Anita

Shubert and Elie Hartman are sad and hungry.

Actors (left to right) Sabrina Hagedorn, playing Carmen, Marc Filippelli, as the

father, Charlotte Jaffe, as Beatrix, and Greta Zimmer, as the mother, perform in the

Performing Arts Division of New Trier High School production of, “This Girl Laughs,

This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing.” Photos by Lois Bernstein/22nd Century Media

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essay contest from Wilmette Junior High School and St. Joseph School. Photo


Wilmette students excel

in history essay contest

Submitted by Skokie

Valley Chapter of

the Daughters of The

American Revolution

The 19th Amendment

to the U.S. Constitution

granted all American

women the right to vote

and hold elective office.

The Skokie Valley Chapter

of the Daughters of

The American Revolution

offered the nationallysponsored

NSDAR essay

contest challenging fifth

through eighth-graders to

imagine that they were

living in 1919 while the

women’s suffrage campaigns

were impacting

Americans politically and

socially for the last 100

years. Writers were to

discuss the pros and cons

of this new amendment.

The essays were to be

titled “The Women’s Suffrage

Campaign.” Several

wonderfully imaginative

entries were submitted

from St. Joseph’s School

Wilmette and from Wilmette

Junior High School


Winifred Orth, a fifthgrader

at St. Joseph

School, was Skokie Valley

Chapter’s first-place

winner. Her essay was

forwarded to the district

level competition where

Winifred’s essay won first

place. Next, Winifred’s

essay was forwarded to

the state competition.

Winifred received her

district award on March

1 and her state award on

April 27.

The Skokie Valley

Chapter of the Daughters

of The American Revolution

extend a special

thanks to St. Joseph’s

fifth-grade teacher Jennifer

McCaleb and to

seventh and eighth-grade

Wilmette Junior High

School administrator Eric

Resis, whose coordination

made the program a success.

First-place chapter

winners received an “Excellence

in History” pin.

All chapter winners received

framed certificates

and a cash award. Participation

certificates were

given to all who submitted

an essay.

Winners from Wilmette

Junior High School (Eighth


• First place — Tyler


• Second place — Daria


• Third place — Emilia


Winners from Wilmette

Junior High School (Seventh


• First place — Isaac


• Second place — Kaminta


• Third place — Nicholas


Winners from St. Joseph

School (Fifth Grade)

• First place — Winifred


• Second place — Ava


• Third place — Nellie


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NSCD junior awarded prestigious race relations prize

Submitted by North Shore

Country Day School

North Shore Country

Day School is proud to announce

that junior Emmy

Cho was awarded a 2019

Princeton Prize in Race Relations.

The Prize, founded

in 2003, recognizes and rewards

high school students

who have had a significant

positive effect on race relations

in their schools or

communities. The volunteer-run

organization has

27 regional committees

who choose Prize winners

from each area around

the country and Cho was

awarded the prize for the

Chicago region.

Prize recipients were

invited to an all-expensespaid

trip to the 2019 Princeton

Prize Symposium held

April 25-27 at Princeton

University, where she met

her fellow prize-winning

students to engage in meaningful

discussions about

race and race relations. She

also received a $1,000 cash


Cho was honored for

her work in building community

for Asian American

youth across the suburban

North Shore, most notably

her role in co-founding

the Chicago North Shore

Asian-American Youth

Conference (AAYC). She

co-founded the group

in 2018 with her sister

Isabella, also a junior at

NSCD, with support from

teachers Laura Hsieh and

Christina Baik. Their efforts

have created a meaningful

coalition of students

from NSCD, Glenbrook

South High School and

Niles North High School.

The group has focused on

building bridges across

different Asian American

identities and are planning

on holding a symposium

in the future. AAYC

has also created space for

Asian American teachers

to discuss best practices for

teaching Asian American

students and how to make

school a safe space to express


“There is little opportunity

to interact with the diversity

of Asian American

youth,” Cho said. “There

is also little communication

between these groups.

While voicing the Asian

American experience to the

general public is pertinent,

it is first necessary to find

solidarity amongst each


In addition to her work

with AAYC, Cho was honored

for her efforts to further

improve the NSCD

freshman Intro to Upper

School class regarding

discussions around diversity.

She was inspired by

her involvement with the

Chicago chapter of Facing

History and Ourselves, an

organization that engages

students of diverse backgrounds

in order to promote

the development of a

more humane and informed

citizenry. She hopes to help

develop a space where

more students feel comfortable

contributing and being

vulnerable in discussions

around race and diversity.

Faculty members have responded

favorably and plan

to enrich the program next


At the Princeton Prize

Symposium, Cho met

youth from across the nation

who shared her passion

for improving race

relations in their communities.

She met one student

who donated books to girls

in Mongolia to connect

with her roots and a mixedraced

boy who focused on

creating community with

other youth of mixed-races.

She also attended lectures

by Princeton professors

who discussed their work

related to race relations, as

well as college student activists

who shared their experiences

centered around

racial identity. The prize

winners then participated

in consulting sessions with

Princeton alumni and board

members who provided

feedback and advice. They

ended with an interactive

fair that invited alumni and

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

Emmy Cho, a junior at North Shore Country Day

School, with other recipients of Princeton Prize in Race

Relations at symposium held April 25-27 at Princeton

University. Photo submitted

other community members

to learn more about the students’


Cho was also honored

on May 7 by the Princeton

Club of Chicago at a

regional ceremony hosted

by Northern Trust. After an

introduction by NSCD art

teacher (and AAYC sponsor)

Laura Hsieh, Cho delivered

a speech in which

she reminded youth of their

agency, and that their opinions

and experiences matter.

She was followed by

guest speaker and Princeton

alumnus Craig Robinson,

Vice President of Player

Development for the New

York Knicks and brother of

Michelle Obama.

Robinson shared his

reflections about race relations

within athletics,

and how he has observed

stronger relationships than

in the outside world. He

attributed it to the spirit of

teamwork and the sense of

belonging that rises above

physical appearance or superficial


“Winning the Prize has

transformed how I see my

future,” Cho said. “I’ve

been so inspired and am

starting to see that it is possible

for me to have both

a professional career and

continue my activism.”

A Word From The (Former) President

News flashes from Police Chief Cloyd McGuire

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

John Jacoby

Contributing Columnist

• January 3, 1935:

Cloyd McGuire, 50, a

22-year veteran of the

Milwaukee Police Department,

has been named

Wilmette’s new Police

Chief. Previously, he

served the Milwaukee

Department as head of its

highly-regarded training


• December 12, 1935:

Allan Lundberg, 17, of

515 Fifth Street, Wilmette,

claiming to be the

son of Chief McGuire,

ordered 19 hamburgers at

the Wilmette restaurant of

Nicholas Allens and told

the restaurateur to charge

them to “his father’s account”.

Allens filled the

order but called the police

to confirm “the son’s”

identity. Lundberg was

arrested and charged with

obtaining property under

false pretenses. He explained,

“I was hungry.”

• February 10, 1936:

Chief McGuire and police

chiefs of other New Trier

villages conducted the

first session of a free

driving safety school at

the Winnetka Community

House. This program,

already a model for other

communities, is intended

to reduce the unacceptably

high number of

vehicle accidents.

• May 12, 1936: Chief

McGuire announced that

two “radio motorcycles”,

costing $1,000, have

been placed in service.

They’re the first cycles in

this region to be equipped

with short-wave radios,

allowing instant communication

from police

headquarters. Loudspeakers

are mounted on

the handlebars, and the

receivers are fastened

behind the seat.

• October 1, 1936: Chief

Chief Cloyd McGuire (civilian clothes) poses with

Wilmette’s police officers at the Village Hall on June 10,

1936. Photo courtesy of the Wilmette Historical Museum.

McGuire is training 14

volunteers, all members of

American Legion Post No.

46, to serve as auxiliary

police officers. When they

complete their training,

they’ll serve at the call of

the Chief without pay.

• March 15, 1937: The

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From the Editor

Graduating classes raise bar each school year

Eric DeGrechie


It’s hard to believe

but the close of the

2018-2019 school year

is here. This feeling is especially

being felt by our

local seniors at the various

high schools on the North

Shore. In this week’s

edition of The Beacon,

we covered high school

graduations at Wilmette’s

Regina Dominican and

Loyola Academy, along

with New Trier. Next

week, we’ll be covering

the Friday. June 7 graduation

at North Shore Country

Day School along with

some other area schools.

As many of you that

have graduated from high

school will agree, the final

few weeks of the school

year fly by for the seniors.

My recommendation to all

of them is to enjoy every

single second because

you’ll be heading off to

college in the fall in just a

few short months.

My other advice is to

be safe. You’ve accomplished

so much, but you

have so much more to do.

Be smart and protect each

other. As someone who

lost a few friends in high

school due to a few poor

decisions made by young

people. I often think back

to that time of innocence

and wish things could’ve

gone differently.

As we speak to various

graduates and school

officials for the stories,

we’re amazed by all of

the accomplishments of

each class. Local students

definitely raise the bar

each school year.

Congratulations to all

the graduates. We look

forward to continue telling

your stories during

your collegiate and career

years. The greater North

Shore community is lucky

to have you representing

them in all of your future


As our coverage transitions

into the summer,

we’re always looking for

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National Safety Council,

at its annual banquet at

the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

in New York City, presented

the 1936 first place

safety award to Wilmette’s

President Harry Kinne and

Chief McGuire for the Village’s

successful efforts in

reducing traffic accidents

and strengthening enforcement

of traffic laws.

• August 12, 1937:

Chief McGuire announced

that a phone box has been

installed at the intersection

of Lake Avenue and

Skokie Boulevard. Motorists

and others will now be

able to report emergencies

directly to police headquarters

and obtain fast


• October 31, 1937:

Chief McGuire blanketed

the community

with regular and auxiliary

police. They patrolled in

cars prominently marked

“Police” and successfully

deterred gangs of vandals

from engaging in the type

of Halloween mischief

that’s plagued the village

in recent years.

• February 4, 1939: A

rash of home burglaries

led Chief McGuire to

“spread a dragnet” of 18

automobiles manned by

his entire force of regular

and auxiliary officers.

When a burglary-inprogress

was reported at

100 Woodbine Avenue,

two squads quickly

responded and captured a

hardened criminal, Joseph

Mackay, 26, as he was

breaking through the rear

door with a screw driver.

Mackay confessed to five

other Wilmette burglaries.

• May 30, 1939: Chief

McGuire led a contingent

of Wilmette police

officers to the Civilian

Conservation Corps camp

at Harms Woods to stop

“an incipient riot” with

racial overtones. The

incident occurred during

a baseball game between

a CCC team comprised of

African-American players

and a Glenview team.

“Tempers were cooled”

and the game went forward.

• June 1, 1939: A new

bicycle ordinance, authored

by Chief McGuire

and other civic leaders,

takes effect today.

Intended to promote bike

safety and respect for the

law, the new regulations

will be administered and

enforced by the village’s


• September 24, 1941:

Chief McGuire and his

wife Marie were critically

injured when a car driven

by Harry Gordon, 15, of

Evanston slammed into

the McGuire vehicle near

Lake Forest. Gordon lost

control of his car when a

passenger, Joseph Thomas,

27, also of Evanston,

maliciously stepped on

the accelerator. Gordon

was charged with driving

without a license, and

Thomas was charged with

disorderly conduct.

• July 31, 1942: Chief

McGuire retired, hoping

to regain his health after

months of physical suffering,

partly caused by

the car crash last September.

• December 24, 1942:

Former Chief McGuire,

57, died at his home

in Milwaukee. He was

credited with “modernizing”

Wilmette’s Police


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Loyola Academy

student Ivana

Cooper (left) and

teacher Ivana Colak

assist student

Nikolina Milicevic

at the Ljubluski

Special Needs


Center in Bosnia

and Hercegovina.

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in Bosnia and Hercegovina, Page 25

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4. Thin flat strip

8. Glencoe restaurateur

who was on

Stephen Colbert’s

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16. Demolishes

17. The first X of


18. West Coast sch.

19. Clear

20. Cries of aversion

22. See 8 across

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25. Production

29. California’s Big


30. Plan and direct

34. “__ further reflection


36. Blubber

37. Beatty or Flanders

38. Danish city

41. Cheers

43. Actress, West

44. Motor mechanics’


45. Continental currency

46. Band that sang

“When You Were


49. Single

52. Limited allotment

53. They may be

smoked or pickled

55. Popular wine

bar in Glencoe

58. White, in chess

59. Sausage

64. Word with “up”

or “out”

66. Sch. on the


67. “Maybe”

68. School for a

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71. Springy stick

72. ‘Kidding!’

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2. Compadres

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Thursday, June 6

1 p.m. Zoning Board of


5 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


6 p.m. Illinois Channel


8 p.m. Zoning Board of


Friday, June 7-Sunday,

June 9

6 p.m. Illinois Channel


8 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


9 p.m. Zoning Board of


Monday, June 10

3:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

5:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

6:30 p.m. BSK - Gone


7:30 p.m. Park Board

Meeting (Live)

Tuesday, June 11

1 p.m. Park Board


5:30 p.m. BSK - Spring

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6:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

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7:30 p.m. Village Board

Meeting (Live)

Wednesday, June 12

1 p.m. Village Board


5 p.m. Illinois Channel


7 p.m. Park Board


8:30 p.m. Village Board


10 p.m. Illinois Channel



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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

Loyola students trace family roots in humanitarian outreach

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Many young people

spent their school’s recent

spring break somewhere

warm basking in the sunshine

with friends.

Not Loyola Academy’s

Ivana Cooper, 16, and

Marco Signoretto, 14, of

Wilmette, who are cousins.

The two instead traveled

at their own expense to the

Ljubluski Special Needs

Rehabilitation Center in

Bosnia and Hercegovina.

They brought with them a

check for $15,176.40 and

presented it to the Center.

The money was the

result of their grassroots

efforts begun shortly after

the 2018 holidays to raise

money for the facility.

“The Rehabilitation

Center provides educational,

therapeutic and vocational

services to children,

teens and young adults,”

Cooper said. “Most residents

have physical or

mental disabilities. They

range in age from about 1

to around 33.”

What is noteworthy

about Cooper’s and Signoretto’s

efforts is that it was

one of their own choosing,

not a mandated service

project by their school.

There were several reasons

why both young people

decided to raise funds

for the Center.

“Foremost in their minds

were the stories they heard

from their grandparents,

Karlo and Dragica Karacic,

who emigrated to

America from Hercegovina,”

said Mara Cooper,

Ivana’s mother who also is

Croatian. “They have deep

family roots that triggered

a need for giving back.”

“Our grandfather, Karlo

Dragica, escaped from

then Communist Bosnia in

the middle of the night,”

Ivana Cooper said. “He

traveled in a type of “underground

network” to a

town in Italy where he was

placed in an immigrant

camp for about a year. Our

grandmother escaped, too,

but she was younger and it

was not as dangerous.”

Ivana Cooper’s older

brother, Dane, also inspired

her to become involved

in the needs of others.

“When my brother was

a college student, he raised

funds for an orphanage

in Cambodia,” she said.

“I was moved even more

when I heard about Cambodia’s

Phymean Noun

who received CNN’s Hero

of the Year Award for her

efforts to save Cambodian

children she discovered in

a trash heap. She founded

a school for them and the

People’s Improvement Organization.

It was then I

decided to ask my cousin,

Marco, to join me and raise

money for a similar organization

and he agreed.”

In addition to the local

churches to which the

families belong — Wilmette’s

St. Joseph and

Sauganash’s Queen of All

Saints — the family is involved

in activities at St.

Jerome’s, a Croatian parish

on Chicago’s South


They also participate in

activities at the Croatian

Cultural Center on Chicago’s

North Side where

Ivana Cooper does folklore

[dances] and plays a Croatian

instrument, the Tambura,

similar to a guitar.

“Through our contacts

we were able to learn

about the Rehabilitation

Center and the needs

there,” Cooper said. “We

got in touch with the Center,

asked if we could do a

fundraiser for them and of

course, they needed financial


The two cousins along

with other family members

began asking friends

for donations.

“My mom, Jadranka

Signoretto, and I started

contacting people,” Marco

Signoretto said. “We made

a list of email addresses,

talked with teachers and

friends, put information on

social media and distributed


Cooper took the effort

even more personally.

“I have two jobs and

was saving my money to

buy a new soft top for my

car,” she said. “I decided

the Rehabilitation Center

could put my money to

better use for its residents.

Wilmette’s Marco Signoretto, 14, and his cousin, Ivana

Cooper, 16, both students at Loyola Academy, work with

students at the Ljubluski Special Needs Rehabilitation

Center in Bosnia and Hercegovina. Photo submitted

It was not a hard decision.

We have so many resources

here where we live. The

residents have so little.”

The cousins’ fundraiser

proved successful.

“Our friends and their

families were so generous,”

Marco Signoretto

said. “This was my first

time doing such a big project.

It was kind of overwhelming.

Those who

helped us raise the money

were so nice and caring.”

The two cousins along




1840 Skokie Boulevard

Northbrook, IL60062



with Mara Cooper personally

delivered the check

for $15,176.40 during their

2019 Spring Break.

They worked there as

volunteers for one week.

Ivana Cooper could

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From Page 12

pun-filled way of viewing

the world made interview

subjects open up to him.

Readers looked forward to

the hard-hitting stories in

the newspapers, but when

they turned the page to

‘Hergie,’ they felt like they

were visiting a friend.”

As a rewriteman and

assistant city editor at the

Daily News, George Harmon

sat two dozen feet

away from Herguth for

years. “He never changed:

soft-spoken, humorous,

friendly, a man who daily

demonstrated his extraordinary

skill in writing and

reporting. Incapable of

missing a deadline. Total

professional. Hergie truly

was a role model for everyone

in the newsroom. He

could handle any type of assignment

with competence

and dispatch. No doubt the

news sources trusted him to

tell their stories with accuracy

and respect. And as a

human being, no finer man

could you meet.”

Herguth was born in

Chicago but grew up in St.

Louis. He received a journalism

degree at the University

of Missouri then

worked for newspapers in

El Paso, Texas, and Peoria.

Drafted during the Korean

War, he wrote Army propaganda

leaflets that were

translated into Korean.

He was hired by the

Daily News in 1955, and

over the course of a 45 year

career in Chicago took on

hard news, investigative,

feature, obituary and editorial

writing. Herguth hit his

best stride, however, as the

author of “Hergie’s People”

in the Daily News and

“Public Eye” and “Chicago

Profile” in the Sun-Times.

The popular columns were

typically filled with a mix

of gossip, light news, and

celebrity interviews.

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with Herguth both at the

Daily News and the Sun-

Times and recalled how

his career as a columnist

began. “He started at 4 a.m.

and was assembling light

news from the wires and

notes from staff for the first

edition. He was already

recognized as a wordsmith,

and finally somebody said,

‘why isn’t his byline on

this?’” Soon it was, and

over the years, Herguth

interviewed thousands of

people, ranging from the

likes of Chuck Norris, Jerry

Lewis and Paul McCartney

to John F. Kennedy and

Nelson Algren.

Herguth’s columns also

featured one of his favorite

literary vehicles — puns.

Writing the foreward to

Harvey Gordon’s “PUNishment:

The Art of Punning

or How to Lose Friends and

Antagonize People,” he explained

his fascination with

the art form: “Puns are to

words what Bach is to music,

what Rembrandt is to

Advertise your funeral services.


canvas, what a French chef

is to pot roast.”

“He was a maestro of the

pun, which he unleashed

in his bright and breezy

columns upon delighted if

sometimes dizzied readers

of the Chicago Daily News

and then the Sun-Times,”

said former colleague Jack

Schnedler. “He could also

handle breaking news with

his practiced reporting and

writing skills when the occasion

demanded. As a colleague,

he always gave a

morale boost when it was


Along the way, he on occasion

put his money where

his heart was. Twelve days

after Herguth became president

of the Chicago Press

Club in 1987 it shut down

because of money problems.

He threw in $2,600

of his own money to help

pay staff.

“He loved his craft and

was a writer to the core,”

said his son Robert C. Herguth,

who followed in his

father’s footsteps and has

fashioned a successful career

at the Sun-Times. “He

lived his life with gentle

humor and kindness, and

that came across in his


Father also passed on to

son important journalism

lessons. “He told me, ‘if

you make a mistake you

apologize, you correct it

and learn from it and hopefully

don’t repeat it,” said


While at the Daily News,

Herguth met his wife, Margaret.

They were married

from 1966 until her death in

2014. The Herguths moved

to Wilmette in 1968, where

they raised their family and

for four decades could often

be seen riding their bicycles

around town.

“He was a really gentle,

kind-hearted man, and he

was always encouraging to

all of us,” said Jeni Sellers

of her father.

Margaret died in 2014.

Herguth is survived by

three children, Amy

(Sean), Robert (Sue) and

Jeni (Brad), and grandchildren

Mila, Annika, Eli,

Matthew, Aidan, Luke,

Lauren, Ava, Otto, nieces

Jan and Jill, honorary

daughter Coralie. He was

preceded in death by his

sister Joan.

Visitation was held

Thursday, May 30, at Donnellan

Family Funeral

Home in Skokie. A Funeral

Mass was held Friday, May

31, at St. Francis Xavier

Church in Wilmette.

In lieu of flowers, donations

can be sent to the

child literacy group, Sit-

StayRead, 2849 N. Clark,

Chicago, IL 60657, or to

Our Lady of the Angels

Mission, 3808 W. Iowa St.,

Chicago, IL 60651.

Virginia Werner Schneider


native Virginia


died May

10 surrounded

by friends

and family

in Virginia, Schneider

Minn. She

was preceded in death by

her 4 siblings, Jane, Bill,

Ted, and Jim, and her late

husband James Edward

Schneider. She is survived

by her only daughter, Sally

Ann Seabert (Schneider),

her only grandson, Anthony

James Seabert, and

an extensive network of inlaws,

cousins, nieces, nephews,

and greats.

She was born April 21,

1929 in Wilmette, as the

second of five siblings.

Around the age of 20, she

met her husband James

Schneider to whom she

was married for over 60

years. In her early years,

she worked as a switch

board operator and a manager

at Hackney’s for 23

years before moving to Ely,

Minn. in 1976. She and her

skilled siblings built an incredible

home on the lake

where hundreds of family

members visited over the

subsequent years, earning

many titles including;

camp counselor, bottlewasher,

and pecan roll

maker. When not hosting

family, she volunteered at

the hospital, participated in

the sewing club, and developed

programs for seniors.

Those that knew her tenacity

would not be surprised

she was the first

and only of her siblings

to reach the milestone of

90 years. She celebrated

this achievement with over

70 family members this

past Easter, a testament to

her vivacious spirit and

graciousness that brought

people together. This celebration

of life will serve

as her memorial, and we

sincerely appreciate all

the incredible folks who

helped to make it happen.

Eileen Williams


Former resident

of Winnetka

and Wilmette Eileen

Williams Corrigan was

born on August 24, 1924

and died May 21. Corrigan

was a resident of Berkeley,

California at the time of


Former resident of Winnetka

and Wilmette, Corrigan

was born to Oliver and

Marie Williams of Glencoe,

and attended Sacred Heart

High School, Manhattanville

College and Northwestern

University. She was

proud of her Navy service

in WWII and of the pilot’s

license she earned after the


Funeral services will

be held at 10 a.m, June 10

at Saints Faith, Hope and

Charity Church, at 191 Linden

St. in Winnetka with a

visitation at the church beginning

at 9 a.m. Private

burial at All Saints Catholic

Cemetery in Des Plaines.

Friends may make memorial

contributions to a

charity of their choice in

her memory.

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Family Service Center raises

$100K at Spring Promise Gala

Submitted Content

Family Service Center

of Wilmette, Glenview,

Northbrook and Kenilworth

raised almost $100,000 at

its annual Spring Promise

Gala fundraiser May 18 at

The Glen Club.

Dr. Timothy Hayes, assistant

superintendent for student

services for New Trier

High School, was honored

as this year’s recipient of the

Heart of the Family award

for the work he has done to

positively impact the lives

of children and families in

our communities.

Hundreds of guests attended

the Gala to support

FSC in delivering

high-quality mental health

services to the community.

This successful event

raised money to help support

the delivery of subsidized

counseling sessions,

crisis response and support

services, and outreach

education in the four communities.

About 70 percent

of FSC’s clients qualify for

some level of subsidy for

counseling sessions.

For more information

about services offered and/

or how to support FSC,

please visit www.familyservicecenter.com

or email



Faith Briefs

First Congregational Church of Wilmette

(1125 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette)

Weekly Youth Activities

Open to the Community

Every Wednesday, the

church’s children and

youth ministry offers opportunities

for fun, friendship,

spirituality, and service.

Kids Club (K–grade

6) meets at 4:30 p.m. In the

evening, the Confirmation

Class (grades 7 & 8) meets

at 6 p.m. And the Senior

High Youth Group gathers

at 7:15 p.m. The two

evening youth groups have

a tasty dinner together at

6:45 p.m. — sometimes

chicken, sometimes pasta.

Learn about the church

community at www.fccw.

org or contact for more

details: (847) 251-6660 or


Winnetka Covenant Church (1200

Hibbard Road, Wilmette)

Serve at a Just Harvest

On the third Thursday

of each month the church

has an opportunity to serve

the food that was prepared

in our kitchen for the

Just Harvest Community

Kitchen from 4:30-7:30


Trinity United Methodist Church (1024

Lake Ave., Wilmette)

Food Pantry

If you are in need of

help, and are short on food,

do not hesitate to come to

the Wilmette Food Pantry.

The church is here to serve

the community. No matter

who you are or where you

are on life’s journey, you

are welcome at the Wilmette

Food Pantry.

The food pantry is open

from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every

Tuesday and provides

grocery items and seasonal

produce. All Wilmette residents

are welcome and no

appointment is necessary.

Kenilworth Union Church (211

Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth)


On Sunday, June 16 we

will begin “Wondertime”

for children in first grade

and younger in the Sanctuary

and on the invitation

the children will move to

the front lawn for worship.

We’ll read picture books

that inspire curiosity about

joy, love, peace, patience,

kindness, gentleness, and

other fruits of the Spirit.

Then we will engage in

fun and messy outdoor

projects. Dress for outdoor

fun and messy projects.

“Wondertime” will continue

through August 25.

Baha’i House of Worship (100 Linden

Ave., Wilmette)

Friday Night Fireside


Join the House of Worship

in the fireside room at

the Baha’i House of Worship

Welcome Center (112

Linden Ave.) for meaningful

conversations about

what Baha’i Faith offers

for people who want to

contribute to the betterment

of the world. Light refreshments

will be served.

Children’s Classes

Children ages 7 to 10

are invited learn about

Manifestations of God

including, Krishna, Abraham,

Buddha, Christ,

Bahá’u’lláh (Founder of

the Bahá’í Faith), and other

Divine Teachers. Sunday

mornings from 10-11

a.m. Contact Ellen Price at

(847) 812-1084 for more


Come and Sing

All singers welcome to

audition for the House of

Worship A Capella Choir.

Weekly rehearsals are on

Thursday evenings and

singing from 11 a.m.-1

p.m. on Sundays, plus

special events. Call Music

Director, Van Gilmer for

more info (847) 853-2330.

Submit information for

The Beacon’s Faith page

to Michael Wojtychiw at



Spring Promise Gala attendees (left to right) Chuck and

Marlene Balling, of Glenview; Brian and Kathy Wegley,

of Northbrook; Mary Lee and Bill Attea, of Glenview;

Janet and Mark O’Brien, and Family Service Center

Executive Director Renee Z. Domingue pose May 18 at

The Glen Club. Photos submitted

Bill Attea wins in a bidding war at FSC’s Paddle Raise.


The Rock House

(1150 Central Ave., (847)


■6-9 ■ p.m. Friday, June 7:

Family Karaoke Night

Wilmette Bowling Center

(1901 Schiller Ave.,(847)


■11 ■ a.m.-9 p.m. (10

p.m. on Friday, Saturday):

Glow bowling and

pizza all week long

Gillson Beach

(Lake Avenue)

■9 ■ a.m. Saturday, June

8: Yoga on the Beach

Wilmette Historical


(609 Ridge Road)

■10 ■ a.m. Saturday, June

8: Lakefront Walking


Nick’s Wilmette

(1168 Wilmette Ave.)

■Starting ■ at 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 8: Celebrate

National Rosé

Day at Nick’s


Kenilworth Assembly Hall

(410 Kenilworth Ave.)

■6 ■ p.m. Friday, June 14:

Free Music at the Hall

— The Liz Berg Band

will perform



(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and


St. Norbert School

(1809 Walters Ave.)

■3 ■ p.m. Saturday, June

8: St. Norbert Block



Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

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speak the language as did

her mother, Mara. Marco’s

knowledge of the language

was increasong. Many of

the teachers at the Rehabilitation

Center spoke some

English so there were no

communication problems.

“The people at the Rehabilitation

Center were so

grateful as was the community,”

Ivana Cooper

said. “The money is going

towards installing an outdoor

therapy area. Marco

and I want to continue

raising money for the Rehabilitation

Center so they

can expand the area and do

therapy outside.”

More information about

their project is available

at either: ivanacooper@

gmail.com or signoretto2004@icloud.com.

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5B2F Akira Sushi comes ‘home’ to Wilmette

Alyssa Groh

Contributing Editor

After closing 153 Akira

Sushi in Wilmette and taking

some time off, it brings

tears to Kelly Yang’s eyes

to have a restaurant in Wilmette


5B2F Akira Sushi

opened under a new name

and new location, but has

the same original owner as

153 Akira Sushi.

153 Akira Sushi was

owned by Yang, who

eventually sold it to a new

owner. Shortly after, due

to lease negotiations, 153

Akira had to close down.

After taking approximately

a year and a half

off and spending time with

her young daughters, Yang

found a new location in

Wilmette for another restaurant.

5B2F Akira Sushi, 143

Skokie Blvd., Wilmette, officially

opened on April 30.

Yang said she was waiting

to find a location in

Wilmette because it is

where she calls home.

“We really missed Wilmette

and we really missed

our customers,” said Yang,

who is a Wilmette resident.

While this restaurant is a

bit different than 153 Akira

Sushi, it still offers Japanese


Seeing residents return

to her restaurant with excitement

to learn she was

back made it all worth it for


“This is a community, it

moves my heart to see old

customers come back that

are happy to see us,” she


For Yang, her customers

are more than customers —

they are family and friends.

Back at 153 Akira Sushi,

Yang said she and her

customers would tell each

5B2F Akira Sushi

143 Skokie Blvd.,


(847) 920-5332

11 a.m.-8 p.m.


Closed Sunday

other about their lives and

be supportive when times

were rough, while also celebrating


“Our customer relationships

are very important

to us,” Yang said. “I want

to rebuild the relationship

with new and old customers

in a different location

with a new concept. This

location is a restart for us.”

One of the biggest

changes between the two

restaurants, is the new location

is much smaller than

the old one. 5B2F Akira

Sushi has small window

and bar seating, and is not a

full service restaurant.

And while there are

items on the menu at 5B2F

Akira Sushi that weren’t on

the menu at 153 Akira Sushi,

guests can expect the

same type of cuisine and


5B2F Akira Sushi may

be in a much smaller location,

but its menu is far

from small.

The menu contains hot

and cold appetizers, salads,

poke bowls, home-made

ramen, 24 specialty rolls,

14 classic rolls, nine vegetable

rolls and more.

A team of 22nd Century

Media editors stopped

into 5B2F Akira Sushi to

see what all the hype was


We started with a hot and

a cold appetizer. First up

was the asparagus beef roll

($9.50), made with sliced

beef, which was rolled

around asparagus and

The Menage a Trois ($14) has tempura unagi, cucumber,

avocado, tuna and sweet tuna topped with salmon and

drizzled with sauces.

broiled in a teriyaki sauce.

We also tried two items

from the cold appetizers,

the hamachi ponzu ($12)

and tuna tartare ($12). The

hamachi ponzue is very

thinly sliced yellowtail

topped with jalapeno and

Akira’s special sauce.

One of our favorite items

was the tuna tartare, which

is also a trademark of 5B2F

Akira Sushi. This appetizer

consists of towers of tuna

accompanied with crispy

wontons. Yang mixed it all

up for us and placed it on

top of the wonton chips,

which was similar to chips

and dip.

Known for its sushi, we

couldn’t wait to dive into a

specialty roll, the menage

a trio ($14). This specialty

roll is considered a spicy

roll. The menage a trois is

made with tempura unagi,

cucumber, avocado with

tuna and sweet tuna topped

with salmon and sauces.

We also had the opportunity

to try one of the

restaurant’s newest items,

the Kelly poke bowl ($13),

made with a combination

of avocado, cilantro, cucumber,

edamame, scallions,

onion crunch, tobiko,

jalapeno, spicy mayo and

ponzu sauce. This poke

bowl is filled with flavor

and large enough to have as

an entree.

We ended our tasting

The Kelly Poke Bowl ($13) has avocado, cilantro,

cucumber, edamame, scallions, onion crunch, tobiko

and jalapeño on a bed of rice, topped with spicy mayo

and ponzu sauce at 5B2F Akira Sushi in Wilmette.

Photos by Anna Schultz/22nd Century Media

with a spicy tuna seaweed

salad ($12) and the Akira

Ramen ($14), made with

pork and chicken broth

with pork chashu, bamboo,

bean sprouts, bok choy,

green onion, kama gobo

and boiled egg.

May 23 through July 7

To reserve tickets - oillamptheater.org

Or (847) 834-0738

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The Wilmette Beacon’s

What: A 5 bedroom, 3.2

bath home

Where: 2007 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette


of the


Amenities: This stunning,

large, newer construction

home is nestled on almost

half-acre in McKenzie/

New Trier school districts.

The layout of this solidly

constructed home

provides amazing flow,

punctuated with 15-foot

high ceilings, incredible

custom millwork & builtins.

A true statement

home. Step inside the

elegant foyer, which is

graced on each side by

formal living and dining

rooms. Move through

the open floorplan to a

recently renovated kitchen featuring luxe quartz counter tops (with island breakfast

bar), custom cabinets, stainless appliances & large breakfast room. Natural light

streams through the floor to ceiling windows in the adjoining 2-story great room

with a gas starter, wood-burning fireplace. Accommodate everyone with a first-floor

en-suite guest bedroom (excellent for in-laws or nannies). Upstairs you will find four

additional bedrooms and two full baths, including an immense master bedroom and

bath and desirable second floor laundry. The massive full, finished basement with

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round out this impressive space for daily living, entertaining and play.

This home provides you with incredible walkability (walk to all K-8

schools, town, train, pool, tennis center & ice rink), AND an expansive,

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This home is a retreat. Open House is set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, June 9. Stop by to view this spectacular home!

Asking Price: $1,149,000

Listing Agents: Lisa

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Estate - Winnetka,

(847) 778-0540, 565

Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, IL

60093, Lisa@LisaFinks.

com, www.LisaFinks.com

Agent Brokerage:


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April 25

• 1014 Greenleaf Ave.,

Wilmette, 60091-2707 -

Stephan Zoll to Ajay Raina, Ankita

Bhan, $1,425,000

• 3121 Central Ave., Wilmette,

60091-2005 - Jay E. Strauss to

Jeffrey C. Newman, Angela M.

Newman, $520,000

• 625 Park Ave., Wilmette,

60091-2553 - Brain Trust to

Andrew W. Hoel, Bridget Larson,


• 705 11th St. 404, Wilmette,

60091-2663 - Arthur J.

Lutschauning to Thomas Bergen,

Lucille Bergen, $265,000

April 26

• 1617 Highland Ave.,

Wilmette, 60091-2409 - 1621

Highland Inc to Marjorie Filice,

Patrick Filice, $1,620,000

April 29

• 236 Valley View Drive,

Wilmette, 60091-3045 -

Singer Trust to Richard Ashley,


• 2812 Birchwood Ave.,

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• 438 Sunset Drive, Wilmette,

60091-3031 - Siegel Trust to

Elena Urbietis, Remi Urbietis,


April 30

• 116 5th St., Wilmette,

60091-3406 - Gordon Trust to

Tiffany Powers, $360,000

• 140 Laurel Ave., Wilmette,

60091-2831 - Stephen R.

Comar to Paul Pasin, Jane Pasin,


• 1719 Elmwood Ave.,

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James Valeta to Molly Bright,

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• 601 Ridge Road 403,

Wilmette, 60091-2458 -

Gordon Trust to Krzysztof

Soborak, Iwona Soborak,


May 1

• 1135 Ridge Road, Wilmette,

60091-1567 - Susan Braithwaite

to Brian Woodhouse, Karen

Woodhouse, $435,000

• 2011 Beechwood Ave.,

Wilmette, 60091-1503 - Lopez

Trust Tto Thomas Wilson Jr.,


• 326 Skokie Court, Wilmette,

60091-3032 - Daniel Djenev To

Nathan M. Weiland, Rebecca G.

Harris, $292,000

• 714 Sheridan Road,

Wilmette, 60091-1960 - Ih2

Property Il Lp to Emily M. Larmee,

Daniel S. Larmee, $619,000

• 903 Seneca Road, Wilmette,

60091-1224 - 500 Karey Court

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Athlete of the Month


earns Giant


Nick Frazier

Contributing Sports Editor

A magical postseason

run helped Jeremy Frankel

stand out this month.

Frankel, a senior pitcher

on the Highland Park

baseball team, was named

22nd Century Media Athlete

of the Month. He’s

the second Giant to win

the award in 2019.

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everyone en route to winning

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win over second-seeded

Stevenson in the regional


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Loyola Academy

Jack Loveland, boys

track and field

Maggie Gorman, girls


Kathryn Kinsella,


New Trier

Andrew Kost, baseball

Sydney Kunkler, girls

track and field

Boys volleyball

New Trier downs OPRF in state’s third-place match

Bill McLean

Freelance Reporter

New Trier’s Connor Ppochetti prepares to send the ball back over the net Saturday,

June 1, in Hoffman Estates. David Kraus/22nd Century Media

It electrified New Trier’s

boys volleyball team

before every match this


Every Trevian but senior

outside hitter Connor Pochetti

would huddle on a

court and create an opening.

Pochetti then would

rush through the gap and

pop straight up, his 37-

inch vertical jump in the

middle of all that humanity

straining teammates’

necks and inciting waves

of whoops.

“That’s one of the things

I’ll always remember

about this group — the

way Connor would fire all

of us up before we competed,”

New Trier coach

Sue Ellen Haak said after

her boys defeated Oak

Park-River Forest 29-31,

25-22, 25-21 in the thirdplace

match at the state

tournament at Hoffman

Estates High School on

Saturday, June 1.

“His jump, along with

the reactions to it, symbolized

our team’s tremendous

attitude and enthusiasm

all season.”

Pochetti launched himself

again at a critical

juncture in the second set

against OPRF.

But instead of rocketing

due north, he dived

abruptly to his right for a

tremendous sideline dig to

extend a point that New

Trier would win on a kill by

junior right-side hitter Peter

Brown (16 kills, six digs,

four blocks, three aces).

A joyous Pochetti

screamed and pumped

his fists as he joined his

huddling teammates for

a boisterous on-court celebration.

The point gave New Trier

(32-8) a 19-17 lead. The

advantage grew to 20-17

on a kill from senior middle

Eli Lieberman before

the Huskies (35-6) struck

for three straight points.

Back-and-forth it went.

New Trier was only five

OPRF points away from

having to settle for fourth

place at state for the second

year in a row.

Seven points later, a

resounding kill by NT junior

OH Colin Heath (11

kills, seven digs) clinched

the middle set (25-22) for

a program that started its

sixth consecutive Elite

Eight appearance with a

three-set defeat of St. Rita

in a state quarterfinal on

May 31.

Lieberman (six kills,

four blocks) elevated for

back-to-back blocks in the

decisive set, with the second

denial upping NT’s

lead to 11-8.

“We were a defenseminded

team this year, and

we took pride in our defense,”

Pochetti said.

But Brown’s offense

certainly came in handy,

particularly in the latter

part of the third set. After

OPRF — which fell to

New Trier in three sets, on

May 4 — won four-of-five

points to cut New Trier’s

lead to 16-15, Brown

smacked a kill. His slowpaced,

well-placed kill to a

deep corner gave his club a

match point, at 24-20.

And Brown’s final kill,

on another match point,

secured the Trevians’ first

third-place showing at


“Those two guys

[Brown and Heath], what

a duo,” Pochetti said.

“Watch out for them next

year. Insane. They’ll be insane

as seniors.”

New Trier senior outside

hitter Alden Schatz — a tricaptain,

with twin Aaron

Schatz, the Trevians’ starting

libero, and Lieberman

— had to sit and wear street

clothes for most of the

2019 season. A severe back

injury limited him to action

in the first two matches.

But ask any of Alden

Schatz’s coaches or teammates,

and you’d hear

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nothing but praise for his

relentless leadership and

infectious enthusiasm during

matches. He essentially

served as an assistant

coach, pulling down

the approximate salary of

a Miami-based snowplow


“Positivity is what I

preached all season,” said

Schatz, whose brother

amassed a match-high 15

digs against OPRF. “Our

team was a ‘familyhood’.

Each player knew he was

playing for the guys next

to him, not for himself.”

Trevians senior setter

Zach Salberg capped his

superb weekend with a

35-assist effort against the

Huskies. In New Trier’s

25-14, 25-23 state semifinal

loss to Glenbard West

earlier in the day, he stood

at a baseline, set to serve

with the score knotted at

7 in the second set. New

Trier won the next three

points, Salberg’s ace on

the second point highlighting

the promising stretch.

Glenbard West called

a timeout, regrouped and

won five of the next seven

points. The Hilltoppers

went up 17-16 after a quartet

of tie scores and would

not face another deficit in

the rematch of the 2016

state championship (won

by Glenbard West).

NT junior middle Emmett

Burnside contributed

three blocks in the thirdplace

match, and junior

outside hitter Patrick Condon

— who had recorded

only 12 kills, one assist and

24 digs during the regular

season — provided a kill,

an assist and three digs on

the big stage June 1.

“It’s not easy playing

for third place at state,”

said Haak, who cracked a

bright smile and hugged

her assistant coaches right

after the end of the thirdplace

contest. “The teams

are usually disappointed

they’re not playing for the

title. They’re both usually

exhausted, too. We kept

gritting it out, grinding

and grinding, going for

every ball, and we stayed


“I’m proud of our guys,

really proud. They fought


New Trier’s third-place

finish was the program’s

fifth top-four showing at

state and third in the last

four seasons. Haak, owner

of an impressive 519-168

(.755) record after 18 years

at the school, guided the

Trevians to state runner-up

finishes in 2007 and 2016

and that fourth-place trophy

last spring.

Former Trevians boys

volleyball coach Debra

Kirch helmed NT’s state

championship squad in


Marist (40-2) downed

Glenbard West 25-21, 25-

23 in the state championship

match on June 1.

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The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap playoffs, announce girls soccer honors

Staff Report

In this week’s episode of

The Varsity: North Shore,

hosts Michal Dwojak,

Michael Wojtychiw and

Nick Frazier recap the

girls soccer, boys and girls

lacrosse, boys volleyball

and baseball postseasons,

hear from New Trier girls

soccer players Heidi Bianucci

and Emma Weaver,

announce the Team 22

all-area girls soccer teams

and announce 22nd Century

Media’s Girls Soccer

Coach and Player of the

Find the varsity

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Year awards.

First Quarter

The three recap all the

postseason action from the

past week.

Second Quarter

The guys hear from Bianucci

and Weaver about

their team’s performance

at state.

Third Quarter

With the girls soccer

season over, the guys announce

the 2019 Girls

Soccer Team 22.

Fourth Quarter

The three announce the

Coach and Player of the


Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Fallon Warshauer

The New Trier senior is a

three-year member of the

girls varsity soccer team.

What’s one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I have always wanted to

be an elementary school

teacher. Every day I spend

an hour and a half volunteering

in a fourth grade

classroom at my old elementary


What’s your greatest


My greatest skill is probably

my ability to laugh

at myself. I make a lot of

mistakes and I definitely

have some embarrassing

moments, but I always try

and just laugh it off.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would it

be and why?

I have always wanted to

go to the Galapagos. My

parents went there before I

was born and it sounds like

such an incredible place.

If you could have one

meal for the rest of

your life, what would

it be and from where

or who would make


My mom is an amazing

cook, and she makes the

best lasagna, so if I could

only have one thing for

the rest of my life, I would

definitely choose that.

If you won the lottery,

what would you do

with the money?

I would donate most of

it to children’s charities,

but I would save some for


What’s the best part

about being a New

Trier athlete?

The fans. We have the

most amazing fans. Every

game our stadium is filled

with parents and students

and they make games so

much fun.

What’s been your

favorite thing at New


New Trier has introduced

me to all of my

best friends. Throughout

the past four years I have

made friends that I know

I will have for the rest of

my life.

If you could play

22nd Century Media File Photo

another sport, what

would it be and why?

When I went to overnight

camp I always loved

horseback riding, so if I

didn’t play soccer I would

have loved to do that.

Who is your dream

dinner guest?

Jennifer Aniston. I am

obsessed with the show

Friends, so I would love to

meet her.

What’s the hardest

part about playing


Soccer is a very physical

sport, but mental toughness

is also extremely important.

If you’re down by

a goal, you need to stay

positive and believe in

yourself and your teammates

if you want to turn

the game around.

Interview by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw/

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Weaver’s two goals help lead New Trier to third place

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Every team’s goal is

to end the season with a

win. In most states, that

would mean you’re the

state champion. In Illinois,

however, if you lose in the

state semifinals, you get

the luxury of playing in a

third-place game, allowing

one more chance to end

the season with a win.

For a team like New

Trier, which had been to

the last five state championship

games, this doesn’t

seem to be ideal, but it was

the situation the Trevians

were facing after dropping

a heartbreaker to Barrington

the night before.

It would have been easy

for the Trevians to mope

and come out discouraged,

but they did the opposite,

easing to a 2-0 win over

Lyons in the third-place

match Saturday, June 1, at

North Central College in


“We came back to the

hotel and our coach basically

said ‘you can be

upset about it tonight, but

tomorrow morning, you’re

going to wake up and

you’re going to play your

last game together,’” New

Trier’s Heidi Bianucci

said. “We decided to throw

it out the window and play

it for our seniors and make

it the best game for our

seven seniors.”

“We told them ‘It’s ok

to be upset about a loss,

that’s fine, but guess what?

We’ve got another game.

We’ve had losses before.

Grieve it, recover, move

on,’” coach Jim Burnside

said. “The best teams, the

best players, the best athletes

learn from what happens

and it’s funny because

this is amazing to me. Our

kids - our seniors, none

of which are playing any

more soccer - learn from

last night’s game and put it

into play today. As a coach

and an educator, you can’t

ask for anything more.

“I said ‘Be upset, be

mad, but let’s have a (Lou)

Malnati’s cookie and be on

our way. We’ve got to have

a short memory.’”

The Trevians have been

led offensively by Emma

Weaver all season and

the standout junior shined

brightly on the biggest

stage yet again. Weaver

scored her first goal when

she collected a deflected

pass, turned and put in an

upper-90 shot, giving the

Trevians the lead with 16

minutes, 25 seconds left

before halftime.

Weaver added a second

goal 76 seconds before the

half when she put in a free

kick from 38 yards out.

The attempt came after a

Lyons player earned a yellow


While Weaver and

the offense were doing

their job, the defense was

stout as well, with goalie

Meghan Dwyer not really

seeing much action for

the first portion of the first


A big part of that was

the play of Bianucci. The

junior, who missed the majority

of last season with a

torn MCL, was helping defuse

any attack the Lions

tried to muster.

“Getting back here is

the greatest feeling in the

world,” she said. “We’re

such a family that I wanted

to get back to being a part

of this team and I think

having them supporting

me really helped me improve

and get better.

“(Coach Jim) Burnside

told me my role as a cover

is to sweep everything up

and cover my teammates

and in the back I can see

where the ball is going to

go and especially with the

help of my other defenders,

when they force one

way, it’s easy to predict the


After losing almost its

entire starting backline

from last season, the New

Trier defense was inexperienced

when the season

New Trier goalkeeper Meghan Dwyer makes a one-handed save against Lyons

Saturday, June 1, in Naperville. Tracy Allen/22nd Century Media

started, to say the least. In

fact, the Trevians’ backline

featured two freshmen, a

sophomore, a junior and

only two seniors.

However, as the season

went along, the defense

molded into one of

the strengths on the 2019


“It took time and a lot

of practice, a lot of practice

we worked on our

defense, working together

to cover,” Bianucci said.

“Just knowing each others

tendencies, something

that came with time, really


The Trevians continued

to shut down any attack

Lyons would be able

to muster, allowing only

three shots on goal, while

putting 10 on net themselves.

New Trier outshot

Lyons 16-5 as a whole.

“The main thing was

our energy,” Weaver said.

“We didn’t have it starting

off, but we gained it and I

think that’s what impacted

our play. Once we spread

out how we started playing

and possessing, we just

started to possess around

them and got more attacking


Even as the Trevians

were improving all season,

it wasn’t until the supersectional

victory in which

Burnside thought they had

a real chance to make it

back to Naperville.

“They peaked at the

right time,” he said. “We

were playing our best soccer

at the end of the season.

That has a lot to do

with how inexperienced

we were and their ability

to learn and listen.”

While he may not be

thinking about next season,

some others might be.

“I’ve already had a

couple kids say ‘what do

we need to do to get back



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two or three marks on me,

I have to be prepared for

that and know I can’t always

go to a certain foot,

I can’t always shoot there,

because teams are going to

expect that so I think his

teaching strategy when I

watch film is what helps

me on the field.

“So I feel like going in

and spending that time, I

love doing that because

I love to become a better

soccer player. And

I’m always learning new

things, whether it’s from

my brother, my sister, my

personal trainers, I always

am willing to improve, so

I think that aspect of it is

why I love to watch film or

spend my free periods in

his office. Because I know

he’s invested in it too so

it just makes it that much

more fun.”

Burnside, who has

known Weaver since she

and her family moved to

the area from Pennsylvania

eight years ago because his

son Pete and her brother

Logan played soccer together

when they were in

fourth grade, has seen her

game improve a lot. Even

since she stepped onto the

field as a freshman on the

varsity and even last year.

“She’s got a better understanding

of the field,

her space and how to be

different things that teams

throw at her,” Burnside

said. “Whether it’s a

double team, whether it’s

somebody who’s stepping

through to try and steal the

ball, whether it’s somebody

who’s playing off of


“She’s improved her

shot. She is definitely better

out of the air. She’s

always building on those


Weaver and the Trevians

played in their sixth

consecutive state final four

this weekend and took

third place.

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GirlS Soccer

FirST Team


Makayla Stadler, GBS senior

• 29 goals, 18 assists; The Titans

senior earned another First Team

honor. The Illinois High School Soccer

Coaches Association awarded her

with All-State honors. She will play at

Villanova University.


Margy Porta, GBN freshman

• 14 goals, 3 assists; The

freshman made quite the splash

into high school soccer. Porta

earned an All-Sectional honor in

her first year with the Spartans.


Heidi Bianucci, NT junior

• 1 goal, 1 assist; The All-

Sectional, Central Suburban

League All-Conference honoree

helped lead the way for a strong

defense. She returned after

missing most of her sophomore

season with a knee injury.

Welcome to 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

eight high schools — Glenbrook North (GBN), Glenbrook South (GBS), Highland Park (HP),

Lake Forest (LF), Loyola Academy (LA), North Shore Country Day (NSCD), New Trier (NT) and

Regina Dominican (RD) — in our coverage area.

Second Team


Emma Weaver, NT junior

• 27 goals, 11 assists; An

All-State selection, she used

her speed to help her beat the

competition and make the jump

to the First Team.


Lily Denk, GBN freshman

• 12 goals, 3 assists; Denk

joined Porta as one of the key

freshmen helping the Spartans’

youth movement.


Josie Crumley, NT senior

• New Trier’s All-Conference

honoree helped lead the

Trevians to 16 shutouts.


Edith Edwards-Mizel, NSCD


• 17 goals, 13 assists; The

All-Sectional honoree was a

key cog for the Raiders, helping

her team return to the state

championship game.


Lilly Rausch, RD junior

• 15 goals; The Girls Catholic

Athletic Conference White Player

of the Year helped lead the way

for Regina. She also earned an

All-Sectional honor.


Leland Keller, LF senior

• 3 goals, 3 assists; Keller

earned an All-Sectional honor

and helped lead the Scouts to

12 team shutouts.


Emily Weil, NSCD senior

• 17 goals, 15 assists; The

senior earned an All-Sectional

Honorable Mention honor after

finishing her career with the



Olivia Kosla, GBN junior

• 1 goal; Kosla provided the

upperclassmen leadership

needed for a young Spartans



Libbie Vanderveen, GBS senior

• 10 shutouts, .68 GAA; The

Titans senior helped lead a

strong season where GBS made

it to its sectional-title game. She

earned All-Conference and All-

Sectional honors.


Katie Weiss, GBS junior

• 17 goals, 10 assists; Weiss took on the

scoring when Stadler didn’t for the Titans.

Maggie Brett, LA senior

• 6 goals, 4 assists; The GCAC Red Player

of the Year and All-Conference honoree

earned an All-State honor for the third time.

Jolie Carl, HP senior

• The All-Sectional honoree will play at

Washington University, St. Louis in the fall.


Allie Charnas, NSCD junior

• 12 goals, 13 assists; The Raider earned

an All-Sectional Honorable Mention honor.

Paige Forester, NSCD senior

• 10 goals, 10 assists; Forester finished

her Raider career having helped her team

reach the state title back-to-back years.

Lily Conley, NT senior

• 6 goals, 12 assists; Conley earned

All-Sectional and All-Conference honors,

helping her team with her versatility.

Julia DiSano, GBS senior

• 5 goals, 3 assists; The senior helped

provide leadership for the Titans.


Katie Sullivan, GBS senior

• 7 assists; Sullivan returned to the

Second Team with a strong senior season.

Maggie Mick, LF senior

• The senior helped lead her team to 12

shutouts in a rebound season for LF.

Sydney Cohen, HP senior

• The senior defender was an All-Sectional

Honorable Mention honoree.

Caroline Segal, NSCD junior

• 1 goal, 1 assist; The Raider helped man

the defense that limited chances.


Meghan Dwyer, NT senior

• .57 GAA, 9 goals allowed; New Trier’s

senior missed some time due to a

concussion but rebounded in a big way.

Honorable mentions:

Challen Flaws, GBS junior MF; Sophia

Divagno, LF junior GK; Katherine Jaros,

LA senior GK; Meredith Phillips, LA

junior F; Grace Ehlert, LA

freshman MF; Mia Sedgwick,

NT sophomore MF; Fallon

Warshauer, NT senior F

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Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Weaver takes home annual award

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

It would have been easy

for Emma Weaver to play

for a developmental academy

during her high school

career. Instead the junior

chose to play for her high

school, New Trier, and has

flourished since the day

she stepped on the field as

a freshman on the varsity


“I knew when I got offered

to go back to Academy

I knew the day I got

offered, that I didn’t want

to accept it because at

NTGS (New Trier girls

soccer) it’s family to me,”

she said, “I felt like if it

didn’t do, if I did accept

the Academy thing I would

regret it. That was my biggest


“And I didn’t want to

live in regret, going to the

games and being ‘Oh I

wish I was out there, I wish

I was playing.’ I didn’t

want to let my teammates

and my coaches down

and I think that says a lot

about the program and the

individual players because

that’s what kind of struck

through me towards high

school because Academy,

yeah competitive, and better

games but it’s the fun

part that what motivates

me and I feel like it motivates

me in the off season

because I work harder because

I have something to

look forward to.”

After a season that saw

the junior score 33 goals,

she was named 22nd Century

Media’s Girls Soccer

Player of the Year.

In a year that saw the

Trevians lose three players

who combined to score

over 40 goals, Weaver was

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New Trier’s Emma Weaver 22nd Century Media’s Girls

Soccer Player of the Year. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO

looked upon to become

more of a scoring threat.

And not only did she,

she embraced it in stride.

“Nicole Kaspi was one

of a kind, like Sydney

(Parker), Whitney (Hoban),

all those players

were people that I looked

up to so I needed to fill

that role even as a passer,

which is also as a leader on

the team,” she said. “Everyone

is stepping up, the

freshman, the sophomores,

the juniors, everyone’s filling

roles which has made

it easy because of the loss

of players we’ve had.

“I think we had such

high expectations and being

part of varsity New

Trier, that’s a pressure actually

served as motivation

for me at least. Because

I want to prove people

wrong when they say

‘you’re not as good this

year, you lost these players.’

It’s like, no, you recreate

a team that’s amazing

every year. That’s just

what (coach Jim) Burnside


Weaver, who had primarily

played the midfield

position previously, was

thrust into the forward role

when the team played St.

Ignatius on April 2.

For Burnside, moving

Weaver up to more of an

attacking role was a move

he didn’t hesitate on.

“Not for a second,” he

said. “It’s not what she’s

going to do, it’s more about

what the people around her

are going to do,

“She takes up so much

of the other team’s focus

that if her teammates work

hard and get in the right

spots, she’s going to get

them the ball.”

For players who are as

skilled as Weaver, it’d be

easy for them to just let the

game come to them and

not have to really put a lot

of work into their game.

Not Weaver, however.

According to Burnside,

she’s in his office constantly,

wanting to watch game

film to see what she can do

to not only improve herself,

but her team as well.

This offseason, she

spent four months getting

herself to be faster, quicker,

have better speed, so

she can be the best player

she can be, even if she is

hard on herself.

But watching is just fun

for her.

“I love to watch film

with him (Burnside),” she

said. “He gives me great

advice and when there’s

teams that are now putting

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Girls soccer Coach of the Year

Burnside, New Trier’s

consistency leads to yearly award

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

It’d be fair to make the

argument that New Trier’s

Jim Burnside is one of the,

if not the, greatest girls

soccer coaches in IHSA

girls soccer history. His

now-529 career victories

are rivaled by only Quincy

Notre Dame’s Mark Longo

and his six career state

titles are the most by any

coach in state history.

This year Burnside led

his squad to an unprecedented

sixth consecutive

trip downstate and for that,

he was named 22nd Century

Media’s Coach of the






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With the amount of soccer

talent in the state, it’s difficult

to have a team make it

to the state’s final four once,

much less six consecutive

times and 13 times overall.

So how does New Trier

continually make the annual

trip to Naperville?

“The kids constantly

buy into the idea of working

hard, doing the little

things, and playing as a

team,” Burnside said. “Our

kids are willing to buy into

what we’re asking them to

do, and are also having fun

at the same time.

“This time is remarkable

to me. We have zero seniors

going on to play college

Jim Burnside is the 2019

Girls Soccer Coach of the


soccer at any level. That

doesn’t really matter, but

a lot of people gauge how

good somebody’s going to

be, who do you have as a D1

recruit, who’s signed, who’s

this ... So, year in and year

out it really is about the will

of the kids, and their ability

to just work hard, and have

fun along the way. There’s a

ton of luck that goes into it.

You’ve got to put yourself

in the right place,”

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about your favorite high

school teams. Sports

editors Michal Dwojak,

Michael Wojtychiw, and

Nick Frazier host the only

North Shore sports podcast.

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New Trier wins first state title in 11 years in style

Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter

The New Trier girls went

into the lacrosse season with an

awareness that they had some

unfinished business to attend to

after being beaten by Hinsdale

Central in the 2018 IHSA state

championship game.

The teams engaged in a rematch

under the lights at Hinsdale

Central on June 1 and the

Trevians took care of business.

Avenging last year’s loss, the

Trevians decisively defeated the

Red Devils 12-4 to succeed them

as state champions.

“I was really feeling it,” said

Annie Thompson, who acted

as the catalyst by scoring the

game’s first goal with 84 seconds

elapsed and adding two more in

the first half when the Trevians

got all the goals they needed to

get the job done by gaining a 7-2

lead that would prove to be insurmountable.

“Our ultimate goal was winning

this and we knew we were

going to do it. We beat Loyola

Academy (in the sectional championship

game) and that gave us

a lot of motivation. We had to

finish the job.”

During the regular season perennial

power Loyola was the

only team to defeat New Trier

(22-1-2), scoring an 11-6 victory

on April 15. The ties came

against opponents from Ohio

and Michigan.

In the last game of the regular

season the Trevians downed Hinsdale

Central 15-9, putting more

self confidence in their memory

bank going into the playoffs.

“This was in the back of our

minds the whole season,” said

Charley Meier, who contributed

three goals to the even

more compelling conquest in

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Katie Busch battles a defender during the IHSA state title game Saturday, June 1, in Hinsdale. Carlos

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the state title showdown.

Also having a significant input

on offense were Lucy Murray

(two goals and two assists),

Claudia Shevitz (one goal and

three assists) and Emma Merk

(one goal and one assist). Olivia

Zaban and Macy Zaban each

added a goal to the cause.

“We knew we had to control the

ball and control possession,” New

Trier coach Pete Collins said.

The Trevians accomplished

both objectives. They outshot

Hinsdale Central 26-12 and won

12 draws to the Red Devils’ six.

Katie Busch excelled in the

draw department and Kate Burnham

played a steady game in

goal, stopping five shots.

This is the second season that

lacrosse has been an IHSA-sanctioned

sport. The Trevians’ last

state title came in 2008 when the

Illinois Women’s Lacrosse Association

was the governing body.

The icing on Collins’ victory

cake was his selection as IHSA

Coach of the Year in voting by

the state’s coaches.

“It’s because of these kids,” he

said of his honor. “They are a joy

to coach.

“They have a rope they’ve

been holding all season and what

it means to them is if one of them

is falling someone is going to be

there to hold them up.”

Prefacing the long-awaited

rematch with Hinsdale Central

(17-5) in the final was a spinetingling

15-14 victory over

Glenbrook South in the semifinals

the previous night.

GBS battled back from a 13-6

deficit to tie the score with 4:43

to play but Murray came through

in the clutch. When she charged

through a crowd in front of the

net to take a point-blank shot

goalie Annika Newell met her

head-on. Murray went down and

her shot pinged off the goal post

but Newell was sent off to serve

a cross-checking penalty.

With an open net beckoning,

Murray scored the game-winning

goal on a free position shot.

“We were focused too much

on this game,” said Meier, reflecting

on the narrow semifinal

victory after the one-sided victory

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Boys lacrosse

New Trier overcomes long weather delay in state-title win

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 4 days ago

22nd Century Media FILE PHOTO




1. New Trier boys

lacrosse (above).

The Trevians

defeated Warren

16-4 to win the

boys lacrosse

title. The teams

faced a nearly


weather delay

during the game.

2. New Trier girls

lacrosse. The

Trevians won

their first state

title in 11 years

by defeating host

Hinsdale Central


3. New Trier boys

volleyball. After

taking fourth

place in the state

last season, the

Trevs took third

in 2019 after

beating OPRF for

third place.

This time around the

New Trier boys lacrosse

team wasn’t about to settle

for second.

Not even two cautionary

lightning delays totaling

more than two-and-a-half

hours daunted the 2018

runners-up in the IHSA

state championship game

at Hinsdale Central on

June 1.

The Trevians shook

down the thunder by wiping

out Warren 16-4.

“We’re the best team in

the state and we played

like it,” said senior attacker

Henry Scherb, who led

the onslaught by scoring

five goals and assisting on


“We had a tough game

against Neuqua Valley

(two days before in the

semifinals). Having that

game was a wake up. We

came out ready to dominate

— we came out patient

and we came out


Last year the Trevians

lost to Loyola Academy in

the state title game but this

year they ousted the Ramblers

in the sectional final

after losing to them in the

regular season.

According to senior

midfielder Gavin Randle,

the Trevians went into the

game with the mindset that

underdog Warren was “a

Loyola, a top team.”

“It was my last game

Henry Freedman takes a shot on goal during the IHSA boys lacrosse state title game Saturday, June 1, in Hinsdale.

Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

and I gave it everything I

had,” Randle said.

Although Warren (18-

2) took the field with an

impressive win-loss record

it was misleading

because the Blue Devils

hadn’t faced the high quality

competition that New

Trier (20-5) had encountered

and the game quickly

became a mismatch.

The Trevians stormed to

a 10-0 first half lead and

increased it to 15-1 in the

second half before coach

Tom Herrala sent in his

bench brigade and Warren

scored three straight

late-game goals, two of

which came from the Blue

Devils’ biggest guns, Nate

Crawford and Kellen Martin.

“We took it to them in

every facet,” Herrala said.

“They played a zone and

we were prepared for it.

After we got the lead they

went into a man-to-man

and they couldn’t match

up with us.”

Joining Scherb in the

goal-fest were Henry

Freedman with four, Randle

with three and Brian

Sitzer, Johnny Hackett, Ollie

Montgomery and Trent

Kadin with one apiece.

New Trier outshot the

Blue Devils 40-13, won 15

of 23 faceoffs, controlled

13 of 21 draws and latched

onto 29 ground balls to the

losers’ 13.

Splitting the goaltending

were Cooper Yaccino

(three saves) and Brian

Dolby (one save).

To get to the title game

the Trevians had to get

past upset-minded Neuqua

Valley in the semis and

that entailed holding off a

late rally to prevail 8-6.

After New Trier took

four-goal leads twice in

the third quarter, the Wildcats

came back to slash

their deficit to 7-6 with

4:39 to play.

A clutch save by Dolby

kept Neuqua Valley from

scoring on a power-play

and Scherb sealed the victory

by scoring with 1:56

on the clock.

“We did not play up to

our potential,” Herrala

said. “We were able to win

even though we did not

play well.”

Listen Up

“We knew we had to control the ball and control


Pete Collins — New Trier girls lacrosse coach on what his team

needed to do to win the state title.

tunE in

What to watch this week

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Summer has started so it’s time

to head to the beach for some volleyball.

• Visit your local beaches throughout the summer

to play some volleyball on the beach.


36 - This Week In

35 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.

The Wilmette Beacon | June 6, 2019 | WilmetteBeacon.com

Area’s best

22CM names girls soccer Team

22, Pages 36

One last win

New Trier girls soccer, boys volleyball

take third at state, Pages 35, 33

New Trier’s Johnny

Hackett takes a

shot on goal during

the IHSA state title

game Saturday,

June 1, in Hinsdale.

INSET: Ella Huber

runs ahead of a

Hinsdale Central

opponent during

the IHSA state title

game Saturday,

June 1, in Hinsdale.

Photos by Carlos


Century Media

New Trier wins boys, girls lacrosse state titles, Pages 38-39


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