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Nearing approval

Northbrook Court redevelopment one

vote away, Page 6

Ramble on

Northbrook residents graduate from

Loyola Academy, Page 10

returning back

Graduating Spartans honored at Hickory

Point Elementary School, Page 22

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THURSDAY

Do the Hustle!

7-8 p.m. June 6, Northbrook

Public library, 1201

Cedar Lane. Take a step

back in time to the 1970s

when disco clubs were

all the rage. In this class

you will feel the Saturday

Night Fever while you

learn the Hustle with a

professional dance instructor

from Arthur Murray

Dance Studio. For more

information, please call

(847) 272-6224.

FRIDAY

St. John’s Boys’ Choir

7 p.m. Friday, June 7,

Northfield Community

Church, 400 Wagner Road.

The St. John’s Boys’ Choir

will perform at Northfield

Community Church. They

are ambassadors for Minnesota

and the US having

toured throughout Europe,

the Americas and Japan,

and performed at Notre

Dame Cathedral in Paris

and Sagrada Familia in

Barcelona.

SATURDAY

St. Norbert Block Party

3-11 p.m. Saturday, June

8, St. Norbert School,

1809 Walters Ave. Join at

St. Norbert’s Block Party

— the best way to kick

off the summer in Northbrook!

Fun for the entire

family, this event is for

people of all ages. The day

starts with the 5K Fun Run

and Kid’s Dash at 8 a.m.

MONDAY

The Men of Omaha Beach

1-2:30 p.m. Monday,

June 10, Northbrook Public

Library, 1201 Cedar

Lane. Commemorating

the 75th Anniversary of D-

Day, this lecture paints the

picture of Omaha Beach

on June 6, 1944 and provides

insight into the how

and where the Normandy

Invasion took place. For

more information, please

call (847) 272-6224.

TUESDAY

Tuesdays in the Park

6:30 p.m. Tuesday,

June 11, Village Green

Park, Shermer Road and

Meadow Road. Join your

friends and family for free

outdoor concerts in the

heart of Northbrook. Visit

local eateries to check out

a variety of Tuesday in the

Park specials. Soda, classic

and current rock cover

band will perform. Call

(847) 291-2995 for more

information.

Lunch and Movie: Mary

Poppins Returns

Noon-3 p.m. Tuesday,

June 11, Northbrook Park

District Senior Center,

3323 Walters Ave. Emily

Blunt captivates in this

entertaining sequel-style

reboot of the original film.

Twenty-five years after

her first visit, Mary Poppins

is back to help the

now grown up Banks children

as they recover from

a family tragedy. Register

by June 6 at nbparks.org or

call (847) 291-2995.

UPCOMING

Bocce and BBQ

Noon-3 p.m. Friday,

June 14, Indian Ridge Park,

located behind the Leisure

Center, 3323 Walters Ave.

Enjoy an afternoon of BBQ

and Bocce with the Northbrook

Park District and

Sunset Foods’ own Ron

Bernardi. Register by June

12 at nbparks.org or call

(847) 291-2995. Member

$10/Non-Member $15.

Opening for Northbrook

Farmers Market

7 a.m. Wednesday, June

19, downtown Northbrook,

1975 Cherry Lane.

Wednesdays 7 a.m. to 1

p.m. June 19 through Oct.

9 in downtown Northbrook.

Locally grown

fresh fruits & vegetables,

artisan cheeses, fabulous

bakery items, expert

knife sharpening and

much more. Double value

program for SNAP/Link

card holders. Handicap

accessible.

Kids Duathlon

6-9 p.m. Friday, June

21, Ed Rudolph Velodrome

in Meadowhill Park

1479 Maple Ave. Test your

skills at the Northbrook

Park District’s Kids’ Duathlon.

The event includes

biking and running. After

the event, participants can

enjoy pizza, drinks and

admission to Meadowhill

Aquatic Center. Register

by June 20 at nbparks.org.

ONGOING

Register for Northbrook

Action Baseball

Register for Northbrook

Action Baseball Summer

League for all boys and

girls. Season begins July

8 through Aug. 1. Preschool

through current

second-graders. Current

second-graders will get

to pitch for the first time.

Registrations due by June

1 to guarantee spot. Team

Or Individual registrations

accepted. To register or for

more information visit our

website northbrookactionbaseball.org

or call us at

(847) 564-9849.

Business Mentoring

Want to start a business?

Have a business and are

struggling with a situation?

SCORE is a non-profit,

volunteer organization

providing free, confidential,

personalized business

mentoring. Real world

advise is provided by experienced,

retired executives

and business owners

helping entrepreneurs and

small businesses build,

grow and thrive. Ongoing,

one-hour sessions are held

the 1st and 3rd Wednesday

mornings every month in

the Northbrook Chamber

of Commerce offices. Appointments

can be made

through scorechicago.org

or by contacting the chamber

office or Gary Klow@

scorevolunteer.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Want to lose weight?

Come join TOPS in Northbrook.

This organization

offers a healthy, caring,

supportive approach to

weight control at an affordable

price. Chapter IL 847

Northbrook meets every

Wednesday for a weighin

(6:15-6:45 p.m.) and

meeting (6:45-7:30 p.m.)

in the back lower level

of the North Northfield

United Methodist Church

at 797 Sanders Road in

Northbrook (northeast

corner of Dundee and

Sanders), Northbrook.

For more information, call

(847) 564-3147.

Israeli Dancing

7-9:45 p.m., Wednesday

nights, Bernard Weinger

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JCC, 300 Revere Drive.

Join Israeli Dance teachers

Jim Rust and Harriette

Leibovitz for a fun dance

class. Exercise; expand

your mind; make friends.

Let yourself be teleported

briefly to Israel. No partner

or experience needed, just a

willingness to have a great

time. $10/week/person.

Contact Abby Ashkenazi at

(847) 763-3627 for more.

Current Events Club

Every Tuesday at 1 p.m.

in the Leisure Center,

3323 Walters Ave. Join the

conversation at the Park

District’s current events

group. Connect with others

as you talk about the

latest topics in the news.

It’s free to join for Senior

Center members. Call

(847) 291-2995 for more.

Laughter Group

Are life’s challenges

bringing you down? Can

you use a good laugh?

Join at the FREE Optimists

Laughter Club

every Wednesday at 7

p.m. Laughter Yoga (no

yoga poses, no comedy

or jokes!) harnesses the

power of laughter to uplift

outlook while relieving

stress. At Glenbrook

Hospital’s John and Carol

Walters Ambulatory Care

Center, 2180 Pfingsten

Road, Glenview. Park

and enter at west end of

hospital campus. Call

(847) 571-7553 for more

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Glenbrook North celebrates Class of 2019 graduates

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

Speaking at the 66th

annual Glenbrook North

commencement exercises,

Samantha Lasky chronicled

the identity transformation

from “I to “we” that

she and the others in the

Class of 2019 experienced

during the four years they

spent at the high school at

2300 Shermer Road.

“We did this. We persevered.

We are the Class

of 2019,” she said at the

beginning of her Sunday,

June 2 address in the Forrest

S. Sheely Center for

the Performing Arts that

was filled to capacity with

family, friends and faculty.

“We came here as individuals.

As time passed

you saw how our individuality

transformed into

a new identity. Look at us

— how we’ve grown and

flourished. Notice how our

14-year-old skin has shed.

“As we reach the end of

these four years we have

to let go of the we that

we have created. We grew

up here and we changed

here.”

Lasky’s address was

entitled “Out of 490”

with 490 indicative of the

number of graduates.

The graduation exercises

began when Glenbrook

North Orchestra, conducted

by Aaron Kaplan and

Kristin Meyer, played the

traditional processional as

the 490 Spartans in caps

and gowns walked down

the aisles to their seats on

the stage.

Next came Lasky’s address

after which the Glenbrook

North Choir, under

the direction of Chad Davidson,

sang “Don’t Forget

Where You Belong”

and Abigail Berkowitz,

GBN graduates (left to right) Jonathan Gordon, Julianna

Gordon and Sophie Gould celebrate their graduation.

For more graduation

photos,

please see Page

8 in this week’s

issue, or visit Northbrook-

Tower.com.

Jamie Rosenberg and Lily

Rothschild, of the Senior

Class Board, presented the

class gift, art works to be

displayed in the Student

Activities Center.

Then, GBN Principal

Dr. John L. Finan stepped

to the microphone to

present the class.

Finan began his remarks

by noting that this was the

final graduation ceremony

for retiring Glenbrook

High School District 225

Superintendent Dr. Mike

Riggle, who has had a distinguished

20-year career

in the district, first as GBN

principal for 11 years and

then as superintendent.

Finan went on to enumerate

the many accomplishments

of members of the

class in academic and

athletic endeavors.

Dr. Riggle followed with

his “Acceptance of the

Class of 2019” remarks.

“These Spartans have

forged a legacy that will

long be remembered and

admired,” he told the audience.

“Each of them now

stands ready to leave GBN

and face the future.”

Speaking to the graduates,

Dr. Riggle said: “The

path you now follow will

be one of your own making

rather than one that has

been shaped by others.”

He concluded by quoting

Dr. Martin Luther

King: “The time is always

right to do what is right.”

Diplomas then were

presented by District 225

Board of Education President

Bruce Doughty and

board members Karen

Hanley, Dr. Marcelo Sztainberg

and Joel Taub.

When the board president

presented a diploma

to Connor William

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Hannah Weiss pose for a photo before the start of Glenbrook North’s 66th annual

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Northbrook Village Board

Northbrook Court redevelopment up for final vote June 11

Chris Pullam

Freelance Reporter

The Northbrook Court

redevelopment project is

now one vote away from

approval.

During its Tuesday, May

28 meeting, the Northbrook

Village Board voted

6-1 to have village staff

draw up final approval

documents, which will

be considered during the

board’s Tuesday, June 11

meeting. Only Trustee Jason

Han, who so far has

voted against every action

supporting the redevelopment,

opposed the motion.

The proposed mixeduse

redevelopment plan

for the west end of the

Northbrook Court Shopping

Center, located at

1315-1825 Lake Cook

Road, would include up

to 315 luxury apartments

in a five-story residential

structure, which would sit

atop two levels of indoor

parking containing 432

parking stalls for the residential

building. It would

also house a grocery store

and several restaurant and

retail spaces.

The applicant, Northbrook

Anchor Acquisition,

also proposed approximately

106,000 square feet

of new retail development,

as well as redevelopment

of approximately 72,000

square feet of the west end

of the existing shopping

center, where Macy’s currently

connects to the mall.

The project includes

a reconfiguration of the

road that loops around the

Northbrook Court, with

the inclusion of a dedicated

bike lane in a portion of

the roadway area adjacent

to the residential portion of

the redevelopment.

Northbrook residents

ROUND IT UP

A brief recap of Village Board action on Tuesday,

May 28:

• The Village Board authorized an agreement for

fire hydrant painting with Alpha Paintworks, of Chicago,

in the three-year total amount of $109,200.

• Trustees approved an agreement with Preform

Traffic Control Systems for pavement marking

services.

• The Board supported a $3,940 contract with

Raynor Door Company, of Northfield, for overhead

door maintenance services.

spent nearly two hours addressing

the board about

the proposal.

“You can vote no…

[but then] what happens?”

asked resident Mike Scolaro,

a former Village Board

trustee. “Nothing. We have

a big sign if you go past

Northbrook Court right

now that says ‘going out of

business’ at Macy’s. That

sign will be replaced by

nothing. It will be replaced

by a building that will be

torn down or vacant. There

won’t be cars in front of it.

There will be less cars at

Northbrook Court, less tax

collections and further loss

of a Class-A mall.”

While many speakers

agreed with him, several

supported the general plan

while opposing specific

details, such as the location

of the grocery store

or the size of the setbacks,

which would situate an

80-foot-tall building only

100 feet away from private

backyards.

One fix, favored by resident

Leonard Ginzburg, is

to utilize the applicant’s

alternative plan that places

the grocery store farther

away from private

properties.

“I think the presentation

the applicant has provided

you is basically a smokeand-mirrors

game,” he

During its Tuesday, May 28 meeting, the Northbrook Village Board voted 6-1 to

have village staff draw up final approval documents for a massive proposed

redevelopment of Northbrook Court, which will likely be considered during the

board’s Tuesday, June 11 meeting. Rendering Courtesy of the Village of Northbrook

said. “They want the grocery

store to be visible

from Lake Cook Road …

but not a single time has

the applicant said who is

actually interested in [that

space] or if they have a letter

of intent. Multiple grocery

stores in the area have

gone bankrupt, so who

wants to build there?

“… They have secondary

plans to redesign

the property if a grocer

doesn’t come in, and if it

doesn’t come in, there’s

no need for it to be on the

north side of the property

in the first place.”

Previously, during their

April 23 meeting, trustees

preemptively created

a Tax Increment Financing

District to support the

proposed redevelopment.

Only Han opposed that

action.

If the redevelopment is

eventually approved, the

overall property value of

Northbrook Court would

increase following the upgrades,

causing its property

taxes to increase. By

creating a TIF District

around the mall, trustees

would be subsidizing construction

costs by waving

only the additional taxes

over a 23-year period.

Either the Village Board

or Plan Commission could

still scrap the actual project,

according to Village

Attorney Steve Elrod, if

the trustees and commissioners

are unable to come

to an agreement with the

developer. If that were to

happen, the TIF would continue

to exist as a potential

draw to other developers.

Currently, a redevelopment

agreement is being

drafted that sets forth the

terms for the $21.5 million

in TIF financing in

a “pay-as-you-go” format.

The TIF agreement

will also include requirements

that the developer

make various school district

payments, including

a one-time supplemental

impact fee of $95,000 to

Glenbrook High Schools

District 225 and $225,000

to Northbrook School

District 28.

Another section of the

redevelopment agreement

will establish the terms

and conditions of the $5.5

million that would come

from a sales tax rebate.

The sales tax rebate would

come from increased sales

tax revenues generated

from Northbrook Court

following the redevelopment

of the property.

These funds would be

used to improve the existing

shopping center. Sales

taxes collected above the

pre-established base sales

tax collection amount of

$4,425,000 — the estimated

2017 sales tax receipts

from the existing mall,

plus $425,000 to account

for future Village fire,

EMS and police services

in the center — would be

split on a 50/50 basis with

the developer and the Village

until the sales tax

incentive amount is paid

or 20 years, whichever

occurs first.

In defending the TIF,

Trustee Kathryn Ciesla

argued that Northbrook

Court “is one of our strongest

economic engines”

and provides approximately

30 percent of the

village’s tax revenue.

“I know this mall cannot

continue as a 1970sera

center,” she said. “It

needs to evolve or it will

simply decline. We’ve

known Macy’s is going

out of business for a long

time. … It’s unrealistic to

assume that another largescale

retail tenant will fill

that space, so it’s mostly

likely the building would

come down or stay fallow

for a long time.”

Following prior public

comments requesting the

incorporation of affordable

housing, Northbrook

Anchor Acquisition agreed

to provide $750,000 in

seed money to help enact

a village-wide affordable

housing plan if the Village

Board approves such an

ordinance down the road.

But the compromise

didn’t appease Han.

“I don’t support the idea

of an affordable housing

fund,” he said. “I support

affordable housing, but we

don’t have a plan yet. We

don’t have anything that

will address the $750,000.

What would we do with

it? How would we implement

the fund? I think this

only encourages future developers

to pay this fee in

lieu of developing actual

affordable housing … I

support developing actual

affordable housing.”


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George

The Hochberg family, of Northbrook

Hats off, Class of 2019

Nearly 500 Spartans graduate Sunday, June 2

George is a golden retriever who

will be 2 at the end of July. He is

the sweetest boy who likes to spend

hours sitting in our front window

pretending he is a cat. He idolizes

his big brother Sparty and loves to play with him

any chance he can (or Sparty will allow). We think

George hears voices in our house other than ours,

since he barks at the air all the time. His all time

favorite thing to do is play with and chew up cardboard

boxes, and sit inside big plastic boxes and

laundry baskets (both of which he is too big for,

but don’t tell him that)!

Glenbrook North Band Director Daniel Briggs (right center)

and members of GBN’s band pose for a photo Sunday,

June 2, prior to the start of the school’s graduation

ceremony. Photos by Scott Margolin/22nd Century

Graduates (left to right) Abigail Berkowitz, Jamie

Rosenberg and Lily Rothschild present the Class of

2019’s class gift at graduation.

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GBN Class of 2019 graduates show off their diplomas.

GBN principal Dr. John L. Finan addresses the Class

of 2019.

graduates

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After all of the graduates

received their diplomas the

Glenbrook North Choir

sang the school’s alma mater

and the ceremony concluded

with the playing of

the recessional by the Glenbrook

North Orchestra.

A portion of the commencement

program was

devoted to citing graduates

who were Illinois State

Scholars, members of the

National Honor Society,

Glenbrook Scholars, National

Merit Scholarship

honorees, Advanced Honors

Research participants

and Outstanding Boy and

Girl finalists.

Daniel Brodson was

selected the Outstanding

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for their future.

“I think Loyola has definitely

prepared all of us

very well for our future,

whatever that is for each

of us,” she said. “Just

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 after the resignation

of Dr. Kathryn

Baal.

Since then, Heintz has

been named the school’s

full-time principal and

looks to lead the Academy

into the future.

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 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. This year around

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Heintz noted that of the

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they are attending 131 different

colleges. Nearly 90

percent were accepted to

either their first or second

choice school. And 146

were accepted to every

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and faculty’s

willingness to listen to

them.

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and they all want to

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75 years after D-Day, local WWII vets discuss military service

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Seventy five years ago

this week, on June 6, 1944,

more than 160,000 Allied

troops took part in history’s

largest amphibious

invasion, landing along a

50-mile stretch of heavily

fortified coastline in Normandy,

France to press

the fight against Nazi

Germany.

More than 5,000 ships

and 13,000 aircraft supported

the D-Day invasion,

and by day’s end

the launch of “Operation

Overlord” had secured a

foothold in Europe. More

than 4,000 Allied soldiers

were killed or wounded

on that day alone, but

their sacrifice made possible

the inexorable advance

of Allied forces

across Europe to crush the

German army.

The American fighting

forces that defeated tyranny

across the globe during

WWII are now at least

in their 90s. According to

the U.S. Department of

Veterans Affairs, roughly

400 veterans will die each

day this year, and of the

16 million Americans who

fought in World War II, an

estimated 390,000 are still

alive today.

Three of those war and

life-hardened veterans, all

now living at Covenant

Village in Northbrook,

gathered recently with The

Northbrook Tower to talk

about their service to the

nation.

As an aviation ordnanceman

(AO) in the

Navy, Ken Johnson was

skilled in the high-risk job

of handling and servicing

weapons and ammunition

carried on Navy aircraft.

Following training, he

was sent to the Naval air

station in Beaufort, South

Carolina, home to two

squadrons of Lockheed

PV-2 bombers that were

used to patrol the Atlantic

for German submarines.

There, he was part of a

five-man team that trained

new crew members.

As with many who

served in World War II,

life had not been easy during

the Depression but

they’d made the best of it.

“It was hard to get work,

but all our neighbors were

like that, too. It was not an

affluent time to live. We

were poor but we didn’t

know it,” said Johnson, 95,

who went on to become

a tool engineer for a toy

company.

It was also a generation

that had an abiding love of

country and great sense of

patriotism.

“In school the teachers

read the Bible, we would

salute the flag, we sang

patriotic songs,” Johnson

said. “My father was in

World War I, so he used

to talk about it and he

would be in parades so

we thought a lot about our

country. We were taught to

appreciate the country that

we lived in and be thankful

for that.”

As news of the D-Day

invasion spread, there was

a renewed wave of optimism

among the troops,

Johnson recalled.

“We knew that maybe

the war could be brought

to an end and we could

be going home and being

with our families.”

Victor Osborn served in

1945 aboard a Navy cargo

ship in the South Pacific

that delivered supplies to

the Philippines.

“I really enjoyed it,” Osborn

recalled. “I liked the

neatness and the cleanliness

and the orderliness.

There were white walls every

place on the ship, and

guys walking around with

a can of cleanser and when

Northbrook World War II veterans (left to right) Victor Osborn, Ken Johnson and Aleck Johnsen pose for a photo

after discussing their service time with The Tower, 75 years after D-Day. Alan P. Henry/22nd Century Media

they saw fingerprints they

took them off the walls.

The one unpleasant thing

about it was the bell went

off so early in the morning.

About half a hour before

the sun was supposed to

come up we had to go get

on the guns.”

In hindsight, Johnson

also came to understand

“why I was so anxious to

get out. I realized that you

didn’t have any freedom to

go wherever you wanted to

go.”

Was the 92-year-old

longtime Northbrook resident

and Commonwealth

Edison lineman ever

scared?

“No,” he laughed. “I

was only 18 years old and

18 year olds don’t have a

brain in their head.”

Like most World War

II veterans, Osborn was

caught up in the patriotism

of it all, too.

“Everybody wanted to

go into the service and

serve,” he said. I didn’t

know one guy I went to

school with who wasn’t

looking forward to the day

that it would be time for

him to go. We were all really

into it. We had some

really terrible foes.”

In turn, it was also

a time when the civilian

population returned

that service with respect

and admiration, Osborn

said.

“I remember when I was

discharged and I was riding

the train home on the

electric North Shore line,

people wanted to get up

and give me their seat,” he

said. “It was nothing like

the poor guys who came

home from Vietnam. It

was terrible the way they

were treated when they

came come. It wasn’t their

idea to be there but they

did the job that had to be

done. There wasn’t that

kind of reception for the

guys who fought in Korea

either. My next younger

brother, he went through

hell in Korea.”

Aleck Johnsen was expecting

a grand adventure

when he signed up for the

Air Corps in 1943.

“I never thought of any

danger,” he said. “I was

going to be a pilot and go

over to Germany and drop

bombs. And I was never

going to get shot down.”

Over many months

of training, the 94-yearold

Rockford native and

retired grocery chain office

manager shuttled around

between Missouri, Texas,

Illinois, Arizona and

California.

“It was always delay,

delay, delay. We were

all eager to advance, but

we never got advanced

training,” he said. “Then

they dropped the bomb

on Hiroshima and they

discharged me.”

For his brother-in-law,

96-year-old Bill Heer,

it was a different story.

Heer fought door to door

in the Battle of Bulge,

and had gruesome tales to

tell when it was all over,

Johnsen said.

“War is so sad,” Johnsen

said. “They are young, and

they are shooting at us, and

we are young and we shoot

them. It is so stupid.”


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May 30

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• Joel Pilar Mendoza, 49,

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May 24

• A complainant in the 300

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• A complainant in the

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get freedom to kind of

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“Deliberate and purposeful

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as a community and allow

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As a class, we

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we have motivated each

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A trip down memory lane

It’s Time To Beautify

Your Outdoor Spaces!

Hickory Point

honors graduating

GBN seniors who

are D27 alumni

Hickory Point School

principal Maureen Deely

invited all soon-to-be

graduates of Glenbrook

North, who are District

27 alumni, back to the

school on Friday, May

31, to be recognized before

their graduation.

Dozens of GBN students

returned to their old

school to walk down the

halls once more and visit

their former educators.

Hickory Point students

For more photos

from Hickory

Point, please

visit North

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lined the school’s hall,

cheering on the Spartans

as they prepare for the next

chapters of their lives.

Hickory Point principal Maureen Deely leads a line of graduating Glenbrook North

seniors and District 27 alumni down the hall on Friday, May 31, during a ceremony to

honor the former Bulldogs. Photos by Susan Chou/22nd Century Media

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Issac Klein, who’s headed to the University of South Carolina, hugs Hickory Point

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Home sweet home After previous closure, 5B2F Akira Sushi

returns to Wilmette community, Page 30

Eataco Taco and Tequila Bar set to open this month in downtown Northbrook, Page 27

Pictured is the interior design of Eataco Taco and Tequila Bar, a new Mexican restaurant set to open this month at 1350 Shermer Road in

downtown Northbrook. Martin Carlino/22nd Century Media


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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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1. Cul-de-__

4. Thin flat strip

8. Glencoe restaurateur

who was on

Stephen Colbert’s

“The Late Show” ,

goes with 22 across

14. Medical assn.

15. Viva ___

16. Demolishes

17. The first X of

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20. Cries of aversion

22. See 8 across

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25. Production

29. California’s

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30. Plan and direct

34. “__ further

reflection ...”

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37. Beatty or

Flanders

38. Danish city

41. Cheers

43. Actress, West

44. Motor mechanics’

org.

45. Continental

currency

46. Band that sang

“When You Were

Young”

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

Charles

67. “Maybe”

68. School for a

future ens.

69. Smashing Pumpkins

“___ Adore”

70. Easily tamed birds

71. Springy stick

72. ‘Kidding!’

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2. Compadres

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4. A Law and Order

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to a poet

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grower

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27. Hesitant

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33. Dentist

qualification

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38. Invoice fig.

39. Word to a doctor

40. Sly peek

42. Rakes

47. Cirque du Soleil

show

48. Finishes

50. American painter

of sports scenes

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Streisand

54. Attack

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57. Crosspiece

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smart card

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61. Corporation type

62. Simile phrase

63. Gull cry

65. Chinese principle

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Eataco is Northbrook’s newest restaurant

Martin Carlino, Editor

Kadir Cicek and Javier Alvarez

first conceptualized the vision

for Eataco Taco & Tequila

Bar nearly five years ago.

Now a half-decade later, the

duo, along with the rest of the

restaurant’s management team,

is putting the final touches on

Northbrook’s newest eatery.

The ownership team is hoping

to officially open its doors

in downtown Northbrook at

1350 Shermer Road this month,

pending final approval from the

Village.

Glenbrook North alumna Serah

Cicek, Kadir’s wife, and

Manny Gill join Kadir Cicek

and Alvarez to make up Eataco’s

ownership group. Each of the

four brings with them years of

experience in the restaurant

industry, something the team

feels will make Eataco a fresh,

signature dining option for the

Northbrook community.

“Our background is really

strong and we have a really

strong team,” Kadir Cicek said.

“We’ve been in the industry so

long. We’ve worked together

for so many years. Each of us

has unique experiences in the

restaurant industry to bring with

us.”

With Eataco’s opening right

around the corner, creating a

strong sense of community is

among the new Northbrook

restaurant’s top priorities.

“Our goal with Eataco is to

form a place for the community

— a place that people want to

engage with regularly” Serah

Cicek said. “People are always

looking for warm, welcoming

and social atmospheres with

good, quality food. And we

want to give them just that.”

Each owner emphasized the

importance of crafting an interior

design that’s welcoming

and one that gives diners a

chance to enjoy more than just

the restaurant’s food. The walls

inside the space are painted with

bright colors and feature artistic

works.

Kadir said the space’s current

capacity is approximately 40

diners inside, with the possibility

for roughly 10-15 more on

an outdoor patio.

The owners described the restaurant’s

concept as “sit-down

casual” and the initial plan is for

Eataco’s hours to be 11 a.m.-10

p.m. but Kadir said those may

change “depending on what’s in

demand.”

Much of the makings of

Please see Eataco, 29

Pictured is artistic work featured on the interior design of

Eataco Taco and Tequila Bar, located at 1350 Shermer Road. The

restaurant’s management team hopes to open this month. Martin

Carlino/22nd Century Media

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Faith Briefs

Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook

(2095 Landwehr Road)

Shavuot

Join for Shavuot at

Chabad Northbrook from

Saturday, June 8, to Monday,

June 10. Highlighted

events include an all-night

learning on June 8 at 11:45

p.m. Plenty of coffee and

refreshments. On June 9 at

11 a.m.: Hear the 10 Commandments,

followed by a

garden party complete with

dairy lunch and ice cream.

On June 10 at 11 a.m., a

Yizkor Memorial Service.

See entire schedule at www.

ChabadNorthbrook.com.

Tuesday Women to Women

Class

Weekly women’s class

hosted by Chaya Epstein at

9 a.m. Women to Women

is a Jewish women’s organization

run by women for

women. For more information,

call (847) 564-8770.

Congregation Beth Shalom

(3433 Walters Ave)

Shabbat with a Twist

Join from 11 a.m. to

11:45 a.m. on Friday, June

7, and June 21. Families

with children up to Pre-K

join our clergy for stories,

songs and projects and then

twist your own challah with

the dough we provide and

take it home to bake. Open

to the community — free of

charge. For more information,

call (847) 498-4100.

Distinguished Speakers

Program

Congregation Beth Shalom

Distinguished Speakers

Program presents Daniel

Silva, New York Times

bestselling author, July 19,

at 8 p.m. Silva will be interviewed

by Jamie Gangel,

CNN Special Correspondent.

Autographed copies

of his newest release, the

NEW GIRL, expected to

be released July 11, are

available for pre-order now

for $25 and will be available

for pickup at the event.

The event is open to the

community free of charge.

Contact Lisa at LOrlov@

BethShalomNB.org to preorder

a book and for more

information.

Shavuot

Join at Congregation

Beth Shalom to welcome

the festival of Shavuot on

Saturday, June 8, at 9 p.m.

Following the festival service,

we will have our

Tikkun L’eyl Shavuot, an

evening of study with our

clergy and members of the

congregation.

Northbrook Community Synagogue

(2548 Jasper Court)

Morning Minyan

Join morning minyan

followed by breakfast on

weekdays at 7:15 a.m. and

on Sundays and holidays at

9 a.m. For information, call

(847) 509-9204.

Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago

(1810 Pfingsten Road)

Juma’ah Prayer

This prayer includes a

khutba (sermon) by Imam,

followed by the prayer

from 1-2 p.m. on Fridays.

For more information, call

(847) 272-0319.

Sunday Talk

Every Sunday the Islamic

Cultural Center will hold

a discussion at 12:30-1

p.m. For more information,

call (847) 272-0319 or visit

www.icc-greaterchicago.

com.

Young Israel of Northbrook

(3545 Walters Ave.)

Weekly Monday Night

Torah Study

Study Torah with Rabbi

Herschel Berger, spiritual

leader of Young Israel of

Northbrook, at 7 p.m. on

Mondays. Discussions will

correlate the study topic

to modern daily life. No

charge. For more information,

contact Rabbi Berger

at (847) 205-1910 or

hbglobemet@aol.com.

Casual Morning Minyan

On Saturdays at 9:30

a.m., join for a Shabbat,

lay-led, participatory service

held in the mishkan.

The one-hour service is informal

and open to young

and old alike.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (1133 Pfingsten)

Shavuot

Celebrate Shavuot at

DNG on Saturday, June 8,

at 11:30 p.m. Tikkun Leil

Shavuot Saturday (until

4:30 a.m.); Sunday, June

9, early shacharit 5:15

a.m., shacharit 9 a.m., kiddush

lunch, women’s Torah

learning program; and

Monday, June 10, shacharit

9 a.m. and yizkor 10:45

a.m.

Temple Beth-El (3610 Dundee Rd)

Summer Sing Fling

Join TBE for a family

Shabbat Sing-Along featuring

Cantor Adam Kahan

on June 15 from 3:30 to 5

p.m. There will be singing,

dancing, snacks and crafts.

RSVP at hhamburg@

templebeth-el.org.

Torah & Politics: A Friendly

Debate

The community is invited

to a friendly debate and

lively conversation. “Torah,

Politics and Difficult

Conversations” with Rabbi

Peter Knobel and Rabbi

Jonathan Greenberg, modverated

by Kerry Leaf takes

place June 23 from 10 a.m.

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Marcia R. Nussbaum

Marcia Rose Nussbaum,

85, of Northbrook, died

May 24.

She was the beloved

wife of Marvin Nussbaum

and the late William

Landau; loving

mother of Chava Landau

and Mark (Beth) Landau;

cherished grandmother of

Emily and Adam Landau,

Alaina, Samuel (Ahuva)

and Maya Edelmuth; dear

sister of Carol (Richard)

Kraines; loving

aunt of Michael (Katherine)

Kraines and Jeffery

(Kelly) Kraines.

Nussbaum was a lifelong

teacher, quilter and

exercise enthusiast. Nothing

was more important

to her than spending time

with her wonderful family

and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions

may be made to

Jewish United Fund.

Fern Malinick

Fern Malinick, nee

Raskin, of Northbrook,

died.

She was the beloved

wife of the late Sidney

Malinick; loving mother of

Richard (Janine) Malinick,

Charles (Cathie) Malinick,

Joanne (Bob) Chiappe and

the late James Malinick;

cherished grandmother

of Todd, Stacy, Heather,

Dana, Chase and Alexander;

great-grandmother of

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sister of the late Mendel

(Phyllis) Raskin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials

to Hadassah Chicago

North Shore, 60

Revere Drive, Suite 800,

Northbrook, IL, 60062.

Bernadette Doherty

Bernadette “Bernie”

Doherty, 93, formerly

a longtime resident of

Northbrook, died May 26.

She was the wife of the

late John “Jack” Doherty;

mother of John “Jack”

(Mary) Doherty, the late

Richard J. (Tracy) Doherty

(2015), James (Kelly)

Doherty and Mary (Jack)

Glynn; loving Grandmother

and great-grandmother

to many; daughter of the

late Leo and Mary Alt;

sister of Leo (Lorraine)

Alt, Mary Alt, Robert (Angie)

Alt, Dorothy (Glenn)

Brumbaugh and Marguerite

(Jim) Sbarboro.

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may be made to Misericordia,

6300 N. Ridge

Ave., Chicago, IL, 60660.

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■From ■ open until close

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(1809 Walters Ave.)

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■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday

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The Rock House

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■5 ■ p.m. Friday, June

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(1025 N. Waukegan

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■7-9 ■ p.m. every Thursday:

Trivia Night

Oil Lamp Theater

(1723 Glenview Road)

■Running ■ to July 7: Beau

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The Humble Pub

(336 Green Bay Road,

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■8-12 ■ p.m. every

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Ravinia Brewing Company

(582 Roger Williams

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■Starting ■ Thursday, June

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Eataco’s menu was crafted

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“Javier is the main guy

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Serah described the

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American and Tex-

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homemade tortilla tacos,

bowls, tostadas, and quesadillas

as some of the

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Alvarez, a native of Nicaragua,

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northbrooktower.com

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 again.

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 dishes.

Seeing residents return

to her restaurant with excitement

to learn she was

5B2F Akira Sushi

143 Skokie Blvd.,

Wilmette

(847) 920-5332

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Monday-Saturday

Closed Sunday

back made it all worth it

for Yang.

“This is a community, it

moves my heart to see old

customers come back that

are happy to see us,” she

said.

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

other about their lives and

be supportive when times

were rough, while also celebrating

accomplishments.

“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

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

avocado, tuna and sweet tuna topped with salmon and

drizzled with sauces.

on the menu at 153 Akira

Sushi, guests can expect

the same type of cuisine

and quality.

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, homemade

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

about.

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 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 trois ($14). This

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.

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

Spicy tuna seaweed salad ($12) lays on a bed of crisp

lettuce topped with spicy tuna and seaweed.

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

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

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Athlete of the Week

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap playoffs, announce girls soccer honors

10 Questions

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Staff Report

In this week’s episode of

The Varsity: North Shore,

the only podcast focused

on North Shore sports,

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 Emma

Weaver and Heidi Bianucci,

announce the Team 22

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First Quarter

The three recap all the

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past week.

Second Quarter

The guys hear from

Weaver and Bianucci.

Third Quarter

With the girls soccer

season over, the guys announce

the 2019 Girls

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Fourth Quarter

The three announce the

Coach and Player of the

Year.

with Reid Milkens

Milkens scored the gamewinning

goal against Lake

Forest for the Glenbrook

North boys lacrosse team.

When and why did

you start playing

lacrosse?

Before high school in

about fourth grade, I played

in two seasons of park district

recreation league and

then I stopped playing so

I could focus on basketball

but then I picked it up my

freshman year.

What do you like most

about the sport?

Throughout Glenbrook

North, definitely the

coaches. Justin Georgacakis

one of the best coaches

I’ve ever played for in any

sport and he has a great

culture in the program.

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superstitions before a

match?

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sports moment?

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Lake Forest this postseason,

taking the game into

overtime and then having

the game winner.

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about you?

People don’t know that

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I would do some special

things for my parents, like

getting a house or car.

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super power would

you want?

I would want to be Iron

Man. I think Tony Stark is

awesome. He has the brains,

he has the money and he’s

the best Avenger there is.

If you could play any

other sport, which

would it be?

I would play basketball. I

played basketball for most

of my life and then stopped

after my freshman year.

What is one thing on

your bucket list?

I want to go to Bora

Bora one day.

If you could be any

animal, which would

you be?

I would be a lion because

I think they’re beautiful

animals and they’re

also crazy fast and strong,

the kings of the jungle.

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Athlete of the Month

Frankel earns Giant honor

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.

Thanks to the efforts

of Frankel on the mound,

Highland Park shocked everyone

en route to winning

a regional title. Frankel got

the start in a 4-2 win over

second-seeded Stevenson

in the regional semifinal.

Frankel won this

month’s voting with 120

votes.

Voting lasted from May

10-25. The Athlete of the

NORTH SHORE

May Athlete of the Month Candidates

Glenbrook North

Alex Brafford, boys volleyball

Jonah Ayzenberg, boys

tennis

Jamie Kempner, girls

basketball

Erin Markowitz, girls water

polo

Cam Hardegree, boys

gymnastics

Glenbrook South

Makayla Stadler, girls

soccer

Brendan Matias, baseball

Dante Kelekolio, boys

gymnastics

Highland Park

Jared Bloom, boys lacrosse

Berkely Clayborne, girls

lacrosse

Jakob French, boys track

and field

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selected in the month of

May gets underway on

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Sydney Cohen, girls soccer

Lake Forest

Grace Gescheidle, badminton

Kate Kaptrosky, girls

lacrosse

Justin McCartney, boys

volleyball

Tommy Henry, boys

lacrosse

Will Davis, baseball

Loyola Academy

Jack Loveland, boys track

and field

Maggie Gorman, girls

lacrosse

Kathryn Kinsella, softball

New Trier

Andrew Kost, baseball

Sydney Kunkler, girls track

and field

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Girls soccer Coach of the Year

Burnside’s consistency helps him earn honor

Michael Wojtychiw

Contributing 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 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

Girls Soccer Player of the Year

trip downstate and for that,

he was named 22nd Century

Media’s Coach of the

Year.

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 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 Division-I recruit,

who’s signed, who’s this.”

Full story at Northbrook-

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Weaver’s progression helps Trevians grow

Michael Wojtychiw

Contributing Sports Editor

Emma Weaver could

have chosen to play for a

developmental academy

like many in the area do.

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

squad.

“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 fear.

“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 scoring 31 goals,

she was named 22nd Century

Media’s 2019 Girls

Soccer Player of the Year.

The Trevians lost three

players who combined to

score over 40 goals, coaches

looked upon Weaver 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

does.”

Weaver, who had primarily

played the midfield

position previously, was

thrust into the forward

role.

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GirlS Soccer

FirST Team

Forward

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.

MidFielder

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.

deFender

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

Forward

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.

MidFielder

Lily Denk, GBN freshman

• 12 goals, 3 assists; Denk

joined Porta as one of the key

freshmen helping the Spartans’

youth movement.

deFender

Josie Crumley, NT senior

• New Trier’s All-Conference

honoree helped lead the

Trevians to 16 shutouts.

Forward

Edith Edwards-Mizel, NSCD

junior

• 17 goals, 13 assists; The

All-Sectional honoree was a

key cog for the Raiders, helping

her team return to the state

championship game.

MidFielder

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.

deFender

Leland Keller, LF senior

• 3 goals, 3 assists; Keller

earned an All-Sectional honor

and helped lead the Scouts to

12 team shutouts.

MidFielder

Emily Weil, NSCD senior

• 17 goals, 15 assists; The

senior earned an All-Sectional

Honorable Mention honor after

finishing her career with the

Raiders.

deFender

Olivia Kosla, GBN junior

• 1 goal; Kosla provided the

upperclassmen leadership

needed for a young Spartans

squad.

Goalkeeper

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.

Forwards

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.

MidFielders

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.

deFenders

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.

Goalkeeper

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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Kipnis hopes new facility

will inspire young players

Martin Carlino, Editor

Jason Kipnis wants every

young Northbrook baseball

player to have the same opportunity

he once had.

The two-time Major

League Baseball all-star

believes Northbrook Baseball,

along with his time at

Glenbrook North, gave him

everything he ever needed

to be successful.

Playing games at Village

Green Park and lacing

up his cleats for Fourth of

July tournaments at Techny

still remain among his most

beloved memories with the

game of baseball.

The timeless traditions of

Northbrook Baseball will

forever be ingrained in his

mind and he hopes to keep

them alive for generations

to come.

To ensure the program’s

rich heritage never fades,

Northbrook’s youth baseball

players now have a

new place to play the game

they love.

Kipnis returned to his

hometown Saturday, June

1, to celebrate the opening

of the Northbrook Baseball

Kipnis Center — a state-ofthe-art

indoor facility that

gives Northbrook players a

dedicated year-round place

to practice.

“Northbrook Baseball

gave me everything that

I needed and as you go

through the ranks, you always

want to give back,”

Kipnis said. “Northbrook

Baseball, along with Glenbrook

North, meant everything

to me in my baseball

career.”

Dozens of Northbrook

residents packed the facility,

located at 1851 Janke

Drive, for a ribbon-cutting

Northbrook native and Glenbrook North alumnus

Jason Kipnis signs autographs for Northbrook

Baseball players Saturday, June 1, at the opening

of the Northbrook Baseball Kipnis Center. Scott

Margolin/22nd Century Media

For more

photos from

the opening of

the Northbrook

Baseball Kipnis Center,

please visit Northbrook-

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ceremony and a tour of the

space. The facility’s opening

comes less than one

month after Northbrook

Baseball announced its creation

via press release.

The Northbrook Baseball

Kipnis Center was made

possible thanks to a donation

from Kipnis, a recently

launched capital campaign

from Northbrook Baseball,

as well as countless hours

of hard work from the program’s

board of directors.

“This is a day I don’t

think Northbrook Baseball

ever expected, and it’s

due to the extremely hardworking

board,” Mark Gerstein,

Northbrook Baseball

director and league commissioner

said.

Gerstein thanked Lucas

Buti and Ira Mirochnick for

their dedicated work on the

facility’s interior prior to its

opening. He also thanked

the entire Kipnis family

for its unwavering support

of Northbrook Baseball

“since its infancy.”

While speaking to those

in attendance, Kipnis said

he wants baseball to stick

around for a long time in

Northbrook.

Kipnis also mentioned

he believes the facility will

serve as a great opportunity

for youth players and members

of the GBN baseball

team to develop and refine

their skills.

The GBN alumnus hopes

to make it out to the facility

several times during the

offseason to work with,

help coach and offer hitting

lessons to current Spartans.

Kipnis’ nine-year majorleague

career is filled with

accolades, but the opportunity

to give back to his

community is his most

valuable takeaway.

“I just want baseball to

keep going in Northbrook,”

he said. “I want kids to

have every opportunity

to play this game that has

given so much to me so

hopefully they can experience

the lives that I’ve got

to live.”


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Scott Margolin/22nd

century media

1st-and-3

Players of the

week

1. Jason Kipnis

(Above) The Glenbrook

North alumnus

came back

home to help

open the Jason

Kipnis Northbrook

Baseball Indoor

Facility on Saturday,

June 1.

2. Brennan Nein

North’s boys

lacrosse player

scored the team’s

fourth goal

against Warren,

helping lead a

comeback that

came up short in

the team’s supersectional.

3. Reid Milkens The

Spartan boys

lacrosse player

scored a goal in

the team’s loss to

Warren, ending a

good season.

Boys Lacrosse

Spartans end memorable season with loss in super-sectional

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

Glenbrook North made

a memorable playoff run

this year, winning a sectional

title before a onegoal

loss in the super-sectional

ended the Spartans’

season.

“It was a huge accomplishment

for GBN lacrosse,”

senior David Wilcox

said. “There’s been

a drought period when

GBN hasn’t been considered

one of the top teams

in the state and I think

this playoff push was a

wakeup call for the rest of

the state, to give us more

respect.”

Seeded third behind

No. 1 Lake Forest and No.

2 St. Viator at this year’s

Lake Forest Sectional, the

Spartans upset both teams

before losing 5-4 to Warren

in a super-sectional

game on May 28.

The Spartans won 8-6

over St. Viator and 12-

11 over Lake Forest to

reach the state’s Elite

Eight.

“It was a really good

group to coach and a really

good team,” Spartans

coach Justin Georgacakis

said. “It was just a good,

hard-nosed team and I had

a lot of fun with them.

“It was a good group of

seniors and we’ll return

a good amount of guys.

The seniors talked about

building a foundation and

Glenbrook North boys lacrosse player Joey Harris fights off Warren players on May

28 in Lake Zurich. Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

that’s what they did.”

Playing without key attacking

player Jake Sorkin,

who suffered a season-ending

injury in the

win over Lake Forest, the

Spartans (14-10) struggled

to find an offensive

push in the first half.

After a scoreless first

quarter, Warren (21-3)

scored four goals in the

second and led 4-1 at halftime.

Sophomore Jack

Hardesty scored North’s

lone first-half goal.

The Spartans’ offense

has been shining down

the season’s stretch but

adjusting without Sorkin

proved difficult.

“We were trying to rally

and play for (Sorkin) in

this game, but he’s such a

focal point in our offense

that it was tough to get going

without him,” Wilcox

said. “It took us a while to

figure out how to run our

offense without him.”

A goal by junior Reid

Milkens cut Warren’s lead

to 4-2 in the third quarter

but Warren went up 5-2

in the quarter on the only

goal North gave up in the

second half.

With less than five

minutes remaining in

the game, senior Connor

Doughty buried a longrange

shot to make it 5-3,

and senior Brennan Nein

scored quickly thereafter

to bring North within one

goal of Warren with four

minutes remaining.

A final attacking push in

the game’s final seconds

saw a shot get behind Warren’s

goalie and seemingly

trickle over the goal line.

Spartans at the net began

celebrating but the official

never made the goal

call and the final buzzer

sounded.

“It’s hard to call that

back when three kids on

our team right at the goal

all jump up in celebration,”

Wilcox said. “They

wouldn’t do that if they

saw the ball get saved.”

Georgacakis quickly

dismissed the game’s final

play.

“That’s the way it goes.

We had opportunities earlier

and later,” he said.

“The bottom line is, we

made too many mistakes

at the beginning of the

game and we gave up that

one bad goal in the third

quarter.

“We started off a little

slow with some bad decisions.

But we played hard

and fought through to the

end, and all you can ask

for is a chance to tie it up

and they created that. We

finished the game a lot better

than we started.”

North will lose 12 seniors

from this year’s team

and the departing Wilcox

hopes the Spartans’

2019 playoff run will pay

dividends for the program

moving forward.

“We sort of anticipated

being another .500 GBN

team but we picked up fuel

and gelled late as a family,”

Wilcox said. “I think

that was the biggest factor.

“The win over St. Viator

was a huge stepping stone

for whole GBN program.

Now it gives us hope that

we can hang with these top

dogs.”

Listen Up

“I just want baseball to keep going in

Northbrook.”

Jason Kipnis — The GBN alumnus on helping open

the new Northbrook Baseball indoor facility.

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35 - Athlete of the Week

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End of a run Spartans finish season

in super-sectional loss, Page 39

Naming the best

All-area girls soccer teams

announced, Page 37

Northbrook native Jason Kipnis returns

home for opening of Northbrook Baseball’s

new indoor facility, Page 38

Glenbrook North alumnus Jason Kipnis cuts a ribbon marking the opening of the

Northbrook Baseball Kipnis Center, a new state-of-the-art indoor facility, on Saturday,

June 1, in Northbrook.

INSET: The two-time Major League Baseball all-star Kipnis poses for a photo with

Northbrook Baseball players. Photos by Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

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