Series of accolades

22CM receives national newspaper

awards, Page 3

an eye on Springfield

Lake Bluff Village Board discusses proposed

cannabis bill, Page 10

Sounds of the summer

Lake Forest plans for Concerts on the Square,

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Participants at the dash4debra run/walk June 9, at Lake Forest Academy finish the race. The event raised

money for Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare disease. Photo by Sarah Zaute/22nd Century Media








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Volunteer Opportunity:

Help Make Parade


7-8 p.m. June 20, 123

E. Scranton Ave., Lake

Bluff. Drop in and help

whip up some decorations

for the Library’s parade

entry. The library is also

looking for volunteers to

walk in the parade. This is

a fun and creative way to

earn volunteer hours while

supporting the library. For

more information, call

(847) 234-2540.


Author Event

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

June 21, The Deer Path

Inn, 255 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest. Author Elin

Hilderbrand will discuss

her new book ‘Summer

of “69’ during a luncheon.

This event is $55 and includes

lunch and a copy

of the book. Reservations

required (847) 234-4420.

Author Margaret McMullan

6-7 p.m. June 21, Lake

Forest Book Store, 662

N. Western Ave., Lake

Forest. Margaret McMullan

will discuss her new

book “Where the Angels

Lived.” Register at (847)

234-4420. For more information,

visit www.lakeforestbookstore.com.

Friday Night Live: Dinner,

Music. Mingling

5 p.m. June 21, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Come

for the new Friday Night

Live Series. Appetizers,

wine and beer will be

served outside on the terrace,

weather permitting,

followed by dinner in the

Great Room. Then stay

and enjoy the show with

new music each month.

The Carl Noble Trio, a

popular jazz trio in Lake

Forest, will provide the

perfect backdrop for our

first Friday Night Dinner

Party. This event is $25

for members and $35 for

guests. For more information,

call (847) 234-2209.


GO Color Lake Bluff


9 a.m. June 22, Lake

Bluff Metra Station Parking

lot, Lake Bluff. Participants

will be doused

from shoulder to toe with

colors (made from safely

colored cornstarch) at color

stations along the route

before returning to the Metra

Parking lot where they

will receive a final blast

of color followed by an

after party featuring music,

a photo wall, massive

color throws along with

food vendors and beverages.

The event is open to

the first 300 participants

to register. The cost is $15

per person (dogs and children

3 and under are free).

For more information, visit


2019 Annual Bike Rodeo

10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22,

Deerpath and Oakwood

Avenue Parking Lot, Lake

Forest. Kids will learn

about bike safety and the

kids will have a chance to

show off their skills on the

many challenge courses

that will be set up. Fun for

the whole family: music,

food, face painting and

games, bounce houses, and

prizes. This event is free.

For more information, call

(847) 234-2600.

Lake Bluff History

Museum Auto Show

3-6 p.m. June 22, Lake

Bluff Village Green. Over

100 fantastic classic vehicles

will be displayed

on streets surrounding the

Village Green. Enjoy the

show and treat yourself to

sno-cones, hot dogs and

other food and drink offered

by local merchants

before, during and after the

auto show. For more information,

email adrienne@


Gorton’s Annual Dog Day

10 a.m.-Noon June 22,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest. Enjoy fun

activities with your “best

friend” including games,

crafts for kids, dog agility

course, a costume contest,

treats and more. There is a

$5 entry fee per dog and

can be paid online or cash

at the door. For more information,

call (847) 234-



To My Best Girl: Courage,

Honor, and Love in the

Civil War

7-8 p.m. June 24, Lake

Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

Based on letters and diary

entries, author Steve Magnusen

presents an extraordinary

true story of Rufus

Dawes, a dauntless commander

of the Sixth Wisconsin

Volunteer Infantry

Regiment and the vibrant

Mary Gates, the young

woman he loved. For more

information, call (847)



Author Lisa Barr

6-7 p.m. June 26, Lake

Forest Book Store, 662 N.

Western Ave., Lake Forest.

Lisa Barr will discuss her

new book “The Unbreakable.”

Register at (847)

234-4420. For more information,

visit www.lakeforestbookstore.com.


Firemen’s Ball

7-11 p.m. July 3, Blair

Park, Lake Bluff. Come

support the all-volunteer

Lake Bluff Fire Department

at the annual fundraiser.

Live music, dancing

and cash bar.

A Series of Memoir

Insights – What’s Your


10 a.m.-Noon July 6,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest. Four lectures/


with David Rutter that explore

the whole range of

fun challenges for those

interested or curious about

writing Memoir. They are

related ideas subdivided

into two one-hour topics

per session, broken up by

the stretch-your-legs midbreak.

For more information,

call (847) 234-6060.


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Concerts in the Square

6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays

through July, Market

Square, Lake Forest. Enjoy

summer nights with

free live music in Market

Square. Music, food, and

fun for the whole family.

For more information, visit


Go Walk

8 a.m. every Tuesday

morning at the Lake Bluff

Recreation Center, 355 W.

Washington Ave., Lake

Bluff. Free for all Lake

Forest/Lake Bluff residents.

Walks will be held

outdoors, weather permitting,

year round. Register

at the Lake Bluff Park District



Monthly Blood Pressure


10-11 a.m. on the second

Monday of every month,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Nurse Patti Mikes will

visit Dickinson Hall to

give free blood pressure

checks to anyone 50 years

old and older. No appointment

needed. For more information,

call (847) 234-


Wildlife Discovery Center

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

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

Wildlife Discovery

Center, 1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest. The

Wildlife Discovery Center

is a living natural history

museum. The learning

journey brings visitors

face-to-face with a variety

of reptiles, amphibians,

birds and mammals. Admission

is free. For more

information, call (847)


LakeForestLeader.com NEWS

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22CM earns 16 national awards for reporting

Staff report

From an “inspirational”

obituary to “engaging”

breaking news to

a “haunting” and “exceptional”


22nd Century Media publications

earned a company-record

16 awards for

journalistic excellence

from the National Newspaper


It is the seventh year

of national competition

for 22nd Century Media,

parent company of The

Lake Forest Leader, and

the 16 awards top the

Lake Bluff Village Board

company’s previous high

of 14 (2015).

The National Newspaper

Association boasts

more than 2,000 members,

and this year, its

annual Better Newspaper

Contest welcomed

more than 1,300 entries

from 36 states. Winners

in the competition,

judged by esteemed journalists

from across the

country, will be honored

at an Oct. 5 banquet in


“I am blown away,”

said Joe Coughlin, the

company’s publisher.

“Our editorial team

works tirelessly to produce

quality community

journalism that informs

and equips our readers.

The work is for the community,

but accolades of

this magnitude help validate

those efforts.”

Of the 16 awards won

by 22nd Century Media,

two were first-place

and seven were secondplace

honors. 22CM also

earned three third-place

nods, and four were honorable


Three each went to

The Northbrook Tower

President O’Hara discusses

proposed bills in Springfield

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Lake Bluff Village President

Kathleen O’Hara

highlighted a number of

bills proposed at the Illinois

State Legislature

that would “significantly

impact Lake Bluff,” during

the Lake Bluff Village

Board meeting, Monday,

June 10.

“It has been a busy year

in Springfield,” O’Hara

said. “We are very much

connected to what is going

on, on the outside. What is

happening in Springfield,

does have a tremendous

impact on municipalities,

certainly including Lake

Bluff. We have spent a lot

of time this year looking to

see what is happening and

how it impacts us.”

Among numerous bills

she noted that would impact

the village the most,

Round It Up

A brief recap of Village Board action Monday, June


• The board unanimously approved a resolution

authorizing a grant agreement by and between

the Village of Lake Bluff and the Office of the

Secretary of State of Illinois for the Lake Bluff

Park District regarding improvements to Sunrise

Park and Beach.

• The board approved a special use permit to

Quest Performance Training LLC to operate a

physical fitness facility 500 square-feet or greater

in the village’s L-1 light industry zoning district.

is the House Bill 1438,

which would make Illinois

the 11th state in the United

States to legalize recreational

marijuana. The bill

was passed by the Illinois

House of Representatives

on May 31, and now

awaits approval from Gov.

J.B. Pritzker.

“We are in the process of

trying to figure out exactly

what [the passage of the

House Bill 1438] means

for municipalities and law

enforcement,” O’Hara


Lake Bluff Village At-

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and the Malibu Surfside

News, 22CM’s only California


The Tower’s editor,

Martin Carlino, authored

two award-winning articles:

a sports feature

and an education story.

Sports Editor Michal

Dwojak earned recognition

for a sports news


The Surfside News was

honored for its collective

work covering the devastating

Woolsey Fire, a

feature by Editor Lauren

Coughlin and a sports

story by reporter Chris

Join us Tuesday


The Homer Horizon,

the first newspaper

launched by 22nd Century

Media, earned both

first-place awards — one

for a feature written by

Editor Tom Czaja and the

other for an investigative

piece produced by a team

of reporters.

Four of the honors

went to The Orland Park

Prairie, which was recognized

for two editorials

by Managing Editor Bill

Jones, a sports column by

Jeff Vorva and an obituary

tribute by reporter


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“The variety of work

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particularly impressive

to me,” Publisher Joe

Coughlin said. “These are

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keep proving it.”


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dash4debra event raises $30K for rare disease research

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

Nearly 100 people participated

in the fifth annual

dash4debra run/walk June

9, at Lake Forest Academy,

which raises money for

rare disease research. The

fundraising event is sponsored

by Debra of America,

a New York City-based

nonprofit organization that

supports research, medical

supplies and patient access

to specialists for people

who have Epidermolysis

Bullosa (EB), a rare genetic

connective tissue disorder.

The event founder/organizer

was Megan Gosselin,

an LFA alumna and

current Fox Lake resident,

who has suffered from the

disease her entire life.

Indicates for Cellular

Regenerative Medicine

• Knee, Hip &Shoulder Arthritis

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• Menicus Tears

• Avoid surgery&joint replacement

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TopPhysician 2018

This year’s 10K/5K

run and 1K run/walk had

110 participants registered

for the Lake Forest

site, and another 90

virtual participants who

were running in their own

communities throughout

the United States and in

several nations around the


As of the June 9 event,

$30,550 was raised with

more expected to come in

through donations to the

runners’ donation pages,

open until the end of June.

“Megan does an incredible

job,” said Jason Kelly,

one of Debra’s NYC-based

staff members. “This is

one of our largest supporter-led


The Lake Forest run

was dedicated to a boy,

Achyuth Lakshminarayanan,

who had EB and

died from it at age 8 on

July 10, 2018. His family,

who used to live in

Illinois, and now live in

California, have attended

this event every year. His

father spoke to the crowd

about how Achyuth was

able to participate in the

run the first year.

“The joy on his face

was unbelievable,” said

Bharat Lakshminarayanan,

of his son Achyuth that

day. “EB children are so

brave. [Achyuth] believed

in mind strength, not the


Photos of Achyuth

on stands were placed

throughout the race course

in tribute to him. His story

of dying young is not


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who have EB. There is

no treatment or cure for

the disease, which is characterized

by fragile skin

that blisters and tears easily

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According to Debra’s

website, “Internal organs

and bodily systems can

also be seriously affected

by the disease. EB is always

painful, often pervasive

and debilitating, and

is in some cases lethal before

the age of 30.”

Others who participated

in this year’s walk included

Gosselin’s parents, Rick

and Debbie Gallagher, of

Lake Bluff, and her cousins

Maggie and Maryann

Esp, of Grayslake. They

worked as volunteers staffing

the registration table

and handing out medals

to runners and walkers as

they came across the finish


The 10K race winner

Roger Platt, a member

of the Lake Forest-Lake

Bluff Running Club, has

been friends with Gosselin’s

family for a long


One of the global virtual

runners was Megan’s

brother, Charles Gallagher,

who is a U.S. Marine stationed

in Spain. Other international

runners were in

England, Dubai and Canada,

there was also at least

one virtual runner in every

state in the United States.

“We had a special campaign

this year where we

challenged the virtual community

to have one runner

in every state register and

if completed, an anonymous

donor was lined up

to send in $1,000,” Gosselin

said. “The response was

overwhelming and the post

went viral with hundreds

Megan Gosselin (left to right), the dash4debra race director,

talks with Adrienne and Caroline Provost during

the dash4debra run/walk event June 9, at Lake Forest

Academy. Sarah Zaute/22nd Century Media

Bharat Lakshminarayanan tells participants about his

experience with Epidermolysis Bullosa after he lost

his 8-year-old son to the disease in 2018. This year the

event was in honor of his son.

of comments. In less than

six days, the entire United

States was covered,”

Her advocacy activities

on behalf of EB and Debra

are not limited to this

yearly run. In spring 2018,

Gosselin was invited by

Debra to fly to Washington,

DC to talk before the

FDA about life with EB.

“Our aim was to convince

the FDA, doctors

and those doing research

to loosen the restrictions

on testing treatments so we

could get closer to a cure

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The Lake Bluff School

District 65 Board of

Education unanimously

approved the tentative

2019-20 budget at its

regular meeting on Tuesday,

June 11. The board

got a first look at the

budget at its meeting on

May 28.

The budget will come

back to the board in August

and the final budget

will be voted on in September.

“It’s still early on,”

Superintendent Dr. Jean

Sophie said to the board.

“Things will tighten up a

lot over the summer.”

Sophie also noted that

the district was bringing

the tentative budget to the

board so that they would

have more time to review

the information.

“We like the formal approval

because we know

it’s best practice,” Sophie

said. “Many districts

don’t do that.”

The tentative budget

is currently balanced

in operating funds, but

still has a net deficit due

to the capital expense

of replacing the boilers

at Lake Bluff Middle

School. The $375,000

cost of replacing the boiler

will come from funds

from the district’s fund


Other capital projects

that fall under this budget

include $275,000 allotted

for casework and

bathrooms at LBMS and

$42,375 for new audiovisual

equipment in the gym

at Lake Bluff Elementary

School. The board

approved the purchase

of that equipment at the


The tentative budget

also projected a 3 percent

increase in total revenue,

which is mainly comprised

of local property

taxes. Taxes are projected

to increase by 2.5 percent.

Operating expenditures

are also budgeted to increase

by 3 percent from

the previous year’s budget.

A notable increase is a

7.7 percent climb in purchased

services due to

higher special education

transportation expenses,

outsourcing of technology

help desk support and a

change in the way the district

accounts for federal

IDEA grant money, due to

a change in the law.

Updated curriculum

review cycle

The district’s Director

of Curriculum Kellie Bae

gave the board a look at

the updated curriculum

review cycle, explaining

both the purpose of a curriculum

review cycle and

how the district has revised

their own approach

to curriculum.

“It’s really important

that district leaders and

teachers are paying close

attention to not only what

we’re teaching, which is

the curriculum, but also

how we’re teaching it and

the method and delivery

for the instruction,” she


She also added that revisions

are a natural part

of curriculum development.

After speaking with district

leaders, Bae developed

a new cycle model

for organizational and

personal learning.

The model is split into

five phases: evaluation/research,

work process development,


development, work process

implementation and


The evaluation/research

phase comprises of selfsurvey,


knowledge, gap analysis,

foresight development

and the scope/depth/

timeline of the project.

The work process development

state includes

designing programs and

services, developing assessments,


resources and creating a


The professional development

phases includes

foundational personal development;

personal development

on programs,

research, and services;

personal development

tech integration; and assessment.

The phases of work implementation

is the time

for full implementation,

which includes identifying

areas for refinement,

communicating with and

educating key stakeholders

and assessment.

The final phase of refinement

includes program

evaluation, refinement

and revision,

communicating changes

and following up with

personal development and


Bae identified during

the 2018-19 school year,

the curriculum was in

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Police Reports

Speeding among charges for man stopped by LF, State police


The Ryder family, Lake Forest

Shadow is a 10-year-old

miniature Goldendoodle.

She is a lifelong resident of

Lake Forest. She prefers

winter to summer and loves

playing fetch. Despite her

age, her agility and speed

have not faded, although

she is prone to lapses in

concentration brought on by squirrel sightings or

really just about anything that catches her fancy.

Her favorite hangout is the dog park where she

often enjoys meeting the people as much as

playing with the other dogs. Hope to see you there.

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

To see your pet featured as Pet of the Week, send a photo

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Axel Santiago-Zepeda,

19, of Round Lake Beach,

was charged with aggravated

speeding in a construction

zone, reckless

driving, and child endangerment

at 1:30 p.m. on

June 8 on Route 41 in Lake


Officers conducting traffic

monitoring in the Route

41 construction zone observed

a white and black

BMW speeding in the

posted 45 mph zone.

The officer was able to

get a radar speed of 120

mph in the construction

zone and when an attempt

was made to stop

the vehicle, it fled the area.

The vehicle was later located

by police, Santiago-

Zepeda was identified as

the driver, and he had a

16- year-old passenger in

the vehicle.

Lake Forest Police

learned during the investigation

that Illinois State

Police stopped Santiago-

Zepeda three hours prior

also for speeding.

Santiago-Zepada was

process, released on bond,

and given a July court date.

In other police news:

Lake Forest:

June 9

• Lorena Melgar, 37, of

Libertyville, was arrested

for driving under the influence

of alcohol at 2:19

a.m. at 300 S. Waukegan

Road. Police on routine patrol

observed a black Nissan

Pathfinder driving in

an erratic manner. Police

conducted a traffic stop on

the vehicle and spoke to the

driver, identified as Melgar,

who stated she was trying

to drive a friend home from

a bar and was lost. Melgar

admitted to drinking alcohol

prior to driving and,

during the conversation

with officers, she displayed

signs of alcohol impairment.

Melgar was requested

to exit the vehicle and

perform some standard

field sobriety tests to determine

her ability to drive.

Melgar was transported to

the Public Safety Building

for processing.

June 6

• Jesus Paniagua, 27, of Lyons,

was arrested for driving

under the influence of

alcohol at 4:40 p.m. at the

1400 block of Middlefork

Drive. Police responded to

a 911 call at Elawa farms

concerning a possible intoxicated

driver who was

in the parking lot. Officers

spoke to the driver, identified

as Paniagua, who was

parked in the middle of the

parking lot about his driving.

Paniagua stated he had

parked in the lot to take a

break and when officers

asked him if he had been

drinking, he stated he had

four beers and one shot of

alcohol prior to driving.

Paniagua appeared to the

officers to be intoxicated

as his eyes were blood

shot and watery and they

observed a strong odor of

an alcoholic beverage. Officers

requested Paniagua

complete some field sobriety

tests to determine

his ability to drive. Upon

completion of the field sobriety

tests, Paniagua was

transported to the Public

Safety Building for processing.

Paniagua submitted

to chemical breath

testing which resulted in a

reading of 0.14 BAC.

Lake Bluff:

June 8

• A resident reported several

street signs were spray

painted overnight at the

corner of Mawman Avenue

and West Center Avenue.

Officer observed the

pedestrian-crossing sign

at the street corner and the

“No motorized vehicles”

sign on the bike path spray

painted with blue spray

paint. Officer sent a notification

to public works.

June 4

• A store manager reported

to officers that two subjects

attempted to return a

router from another store

at 7:24 p.m. on the 900

block of Rockland Road.

The complainant stated the

receipt was illegible, and

she advised the females

that she would not accept

the return. The subjects

became angry, screaming

at her, and called her racist.

They then grabbed a

stack of papers and threw

them at the complainant.

The complaint told them

to leave the store. The subjects

left the store without

further incident. The complainant

stated she did not

want to sign complaints,

but did want to make sure

the subjects left the premise.

Officers did not locate

the subjects on the premise.

Officers cleared.

June 2

• A hit and run was reported

at 8:09 p.m. in the

100 block of East North

Avenue. Upon arrival, officer

met with the vehicle

owner who stated his black

Cadillac XTS was struck

on June 2 between 2-2:30

p.m. Officer observed the

vehicle to be parked eastbound,

across from the

resident’s driveway, with

damage to the driver side

door and front quarter

panel area. The owner advised

that they had numerous

guests at their house

at the time of the accident

and would like the opportunity

to follow up with his

guests before initiating a

formal accident report. Officer

provided the subject

with a business card listing

the case number and advised

the subject to contact

this department should he

require a formal accident

report at a later time. No

further assistance was required

and officer cleared.


Lake Forest Leader’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

at the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff Police Department

headquarters. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

the court of law.


From Page 6

phase four for all areas

except social emotional

learning, which is in phase

two and three.

In next year’s curriculum,

K-5 mathematics and

related arts are anticipated

to move into phase five,

while social emotional

learning is anticipated

to move to phase three

and four.

In the future, Bae said

the district plans to continue

working with teachers

and other districts to

continue improving curriculum.

“As a small district, it’s

important that we lean on

those around us in terms

of training and resources

where they’re needed and

where they’re applicable,”

she said.

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Lake Forest D115 Board of Education

Superintendent explores area schools, board discusses safety measures at LFHS

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

Superintendent Michael

Simeck detailed recent

tours he took at Stevenson,

New Trier and Highland

Park high schools during

the District 115 Board

of Education meeting on

Monday, June 10.

Simeck took 90-minute

tours at each school to

compare and contrast the

environments to Lake Forest

High School.

“Every one of them has

a personality that reflects

the needs of their individual

communities,” said

Simeck, who was accompanied

by board member

John Noble on the tours.

He pointed out that

Stevenson locks every

door in the building with

key cards while classes

Roud It Up:

A brief recap of School Board action on Monday,

June 10

• A Collective Liability Insurance Cooperative (CLIC)

compensation contract was renewed in the amount

of $36,900

• A Science table bid was approved in the amount

of $28,173 (to be funded by a Lake Forest High

School Foundation grant)

• Comcast three-year Internet service provider

contract was approved in the amount of $3,367

per month

are being conducted,

thereby confining all students

to designated areas,

whereas New Trier allows

students complete freedom

of movement in the


“One thing sticks out

(at Lake Forest),” Simeck

said. “Our spaces are very

personalized throughout

the building. We’ve got

a 1936 building that has

been added onto many


Board President David

Lane stressed the importance

of establishing and

implementing a master

plan for future projects

rather than investing in

them piecemeal.

“One of the things we

want to maintain and have

to maintain is the character

of our building,” Noble


Simeck agreed it is

important to continue to

maintain Lake Forest High


“We need to be the best

we can be — a better version

of ourselves.”

Two Lake Forest students,

rising junior Grant

Huebner and rising senior

Casey Murray, attended

the meeting and addressed

the board regarding the

comparison of other

school to Lake Forest High


They spoke in favor of

emulating New Trier’s

freedom of movement

philosophy and against a

lockdown policy patterned

after the one at Stevenson.

“Instead of restricting

students and treating them

like children, help them

reach their full level of

maturity as young adults,”

Huebner urged. “Treat

young adults like children

and they’ll act like children.”

Policy Committee

Chairman Ted Moorman

reported that he and the

other board members on

the committee, Dewey

Winebrenner and Jenny

Zinser, are exploring the

best ways and means of

ensuring the safety of students

while they are attending


“We’re looking at threat

assessment,” he said.

“We’re researching.”

D115 keeps an eye on


Noble updated the

board on developments

during the recently concluded

spring legislative

session of the General Assembly.

Although a district

consolidation bill wasn’t

among the bills voted on,

in Noble’s opinion, the bill

calling for several neighboring

districts to merge

into a single entity “still

has a lot of momentum”

and probably will resurface.

If the graduated income

tax referendum passes in

2020 and it results in a

property tax freeze, Noble

said it will have implications.

“Any increase (in school

spending) in the future

would have to be through

a referendum,” he explained.


From Page 3

torney Peter Friedman,

noted the bill would go

into effect immediately if

signed by Pritzker.

“As soon as Governor

Pritzker signs the bill, it

is effective immediately,

so possession and use will

take effect when he signs

it,” Friedman said. “The

January 2020 date is for

cultivation and the retail

sale of recreational cannabis.”

O’Hara said the attorney

and police chief are working

on bringing a variety

of options to the Board

on how to implement and

regulate the use and sale

of cannabis, if the bill is


Village Administrator

Drew Irvin also noted if

passed, the village will

adopt a Red Flag Resolution

which will “hit the

pause button while we figure

out how we are going

to handle the retail side of


O’Hara said she would

like to see cannabis regulated

like the liquor industry

to give communities

more control. She also

noted her stance on being

able to grow cannabis at


“I am opposed to having

cannabis homegrown,” she

said. “I am sorry, but I am

an old school teacher and

principal and that is just an

absolute disaster with kids,

there is no way to control

that at all.”

O’Hara also noted currently,

only those with a

medical marijuana license

can grow cannabis.

Another bill O’Hara discussed

was Senate Bill 37,

which originally required

municipalities with volunteer

or part-time firefighters,

who also work full

time at other fire department,

to pay into their pension


O’Hara noted the significance

of this bill as Lake

Bluff operates a volunteer

fire department.

Other surrounding communities

with part-time or

volunteer firefighters, such

as Northfield, La Grange

Park, Burkley and Westmont,

hired a lobbyist to

help fight the bill.

The bill was revised to

say municipalities with

part-time or volunteer

firefighters must notify

other departments that

they use their firefighters

part-time, according to


She also noted House

Bill 137, which says no

public work can be done

without workers joining

a union. She noted often

times summer employees

such as students, work for

the village and complete

tasks such as painting fire


“Cost-wise for small

municipalities, this is

huge,” she said.

O’Hara also touched on

the capitol bill that would

increase fuel tax from

$0.15 to $0.38 per gallon.

Vehicle registrations fees

would also increase.

While this bill would

increase the cost of gas,

O’Hara noted it could

have one benefit for Lake


“The one good thing

from this bill, is the monies

we get from this would

have to be used for streets

and roads,” she said. “It

cannot be deferred anywhere


She noted the village

could see about $100,000



From Page 4

faster,” Gosselin said.

She is relatively fortunate

with having simplex,

a minor form of EB, but

it has still been very challenging

for her and her

family to handle.

“At birth she had a spot

on her ear that the [Lake

Forest Hospital] staff

thought was a staph infection,”

said her mother

Debbie Gallagher.

She stayed in isolation

for eight days, but the spot

grew into many lesions

over her body.

“A specialist from the

University of Chicago was

called in, and she was diagnosed

with EB. At the time

there was so little information

about EB. Debra was

our primary source of information,”

Gallagher said.

“Megan never let anything

stop her. She is the most

determined and bravest

person I know. The Lake

Bluff school system was

very accommodating.”

Now 30 years old, Gosselin

is married and has

two daughters. She went

to the Mayo Clinic for genetic

testing before having

children and learned she

has a dominant trait for

the disease, but so far, her

children have shown no

sign of it.

“It is very emotional [for

me] to see how generous

others are both with their

time and money in helping

me fight for awareness

and funds for this rare disease,”

she said.

In the five years since

dash4debra began in Lake

Forest, it has raised more

than $100,000 for the disease.

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Lake Forest Parks and

Recreation kicked off its

annual Concerts in the

Square series on June 13,

with Wild Daisy starting

off a summer lineup

featuring a wide array of

country, rock, pop, jazz

and dance music.

The concerts will take

place every Thursday on

Market Square through

July 25, excluding July

4. In addition to having

six concerts on Market

Square, event organizer

John Eldridge said there

will also be two concerts

on the beach on Tuesdays,

an addition that was first

implemented last summer.

While the concerts are

often weather dependent,

Eldridge said that if the

weather is nice, the event

attracts 300-400 people at

every concert. This will

be his fourth summer in

charge of the event.

“I start receiving requests

usually about December

of the year prior,”

Eldridge said. “People

start sending me demos,

reaching out and things

like that. Then what I’ll do

is I’ll talk with the agency,

usually in January, and

just ask for recommendations

and check out their

website and look at all

the different options that

they have and just try to

research and pick a band

I think that will be fun. I

also bring back bands that

did well the summer prior.

We have a two-year rule

that if a band was good

2019 Concerts in the Square lineup

Concerts 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Thursday June

through July (excluding July 4) in Market Square.

June 20: Rhythm Rockets - Jazz, Swing, Rhythm &


June 27: Petty Kings - Tom Petty Tribute Band

July 11: Class of '68 - Classic Rock & Soul

July 18: HiFi Superstar - Dance & Party Rock Songs

July 25: Classic Car Show & The Stingrays - 50's,

60s, & 70's Rock & Roll

we’ll bring them back the

following year, but then

we’ll filter them out and

bring a new band next

year just to provide some


Eldridge added when

researching bands, he

aims to achieve a wide variety

of music and hopes

to appeal to the entire

community, regardless of


“It’s always familyfriendly

so we just want

to try to allow the masses

to attend,” Eldridge said.

“Typically, we get all varieties

of ages from young

families with young children

to adults that now are

seniors, so it’s all across

the board and everyone

seems to enjoy the music.”

While it is a common

theme to try to attract a

wide variety of audience

members with the selection

of music each year,

Eldridge said he also

makes a point of getting

a couple of local bands to

play each year.

“The Petty Kings are a

local band, some of the

gentlemen live in Lake

Forest,” Eldridge said.

“With Tom Petty’s recent

passing, I thought it

would be cool to kind of

have a tribute band for

him. Class of ’68 is also

comprised of a lot of Lake

Forest residents, they

graduated high school

in ’68 so that’s how they

came up with their name.

Steve Wild is the band

manager there. The rest of

the bands are just bands

that I had researched and

booked through a booking


Although there haven’t

been any significant

changes to the event in

recent years, it remains a

summer classic in Lake

Forest and continues to

attract both young and old

community members.

“It’s kind of a staple of

summer here in Lake Forest,”

Eldridge said.

Concerts in the Square

is every Thursday from

6:30-8:30 p.m. The event

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public. The entire lineup

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Deer Path Middle School graduates

cross the stage to high school

Submitted by Deer Path

Middle School

Deer Path Middle

School held its Graduation

Ceremony for the Class of

2019 on May 24.

Graduating students

Samuel Arun Larson,

Brennan Patrick Riley

and Niki Kaur Singh addressed

students at the


Deer Path Middle

School would like to thank

school faculty and staff,

volunteers, and community

members for their

time, talent, and generously

donated services for

the eighth Grade Community

Service Day, Graduation

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Brennan Riley addresses the Class of 2019 at graduation.

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Top stories from www.lakeforestleader.com

as of June 17:

1. Police Reports: Gurnee man involved in hit

and run in LF located in LB

2. Middle school graduates cross the stage to

high school

3. LFA graduates Class of 2019 ‘committed to


4. A Look Into History: Doonesbury cartoon

connection to Lake Forest

5. D115: Superintendent tours area schools,

board discusses safety measures at


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Lake Forest Parks and Recreation posted

this photo on June 10. Lake Forest Parks

and Recreation posted this photo the annual

Fred Jackson Golf Classic.

Like The Lake Forest Leader: facebook.com/


Check out Lake Forest College “Oh the

places they will go! The Class of 2019 has

graduated and is now entering the workforce.

See how our graduates are putting their education

to work.” @LFCollege.

On June 14 Lake Forest College tweeted

about its recent graduates.

Follow The Lake Forest Leader: @TheLFLeader

Sharing Lake Bluff’s Stories

Gearing up for Auto Show

Adrienne Fawcett

Contributing Columnist

What are you

doing on June

22? If you love

classic cars or are just

looking for a fun community

outing, visit downtown

Lake Bluff from 3

to 6 p.m. for the seventh

annual Lake Bluff History

Museum Auto Show. This

is one of the premier auto

shows on the North Shore,

attracting more than 100

vehicles from the 1900s to

the 1980s. Marquis include

vintage Packards, Rolls

Royce and Jaguars as well

as more recent automobiles

including Corvettes,

Camaros, Mustangs and

Chevy Bel Airs.

Many of the vehicles are

originals that have been

lovingly restored from top

to bottom. Some are exact

replicas, and others are

“restomods” that mix old

and new technology to pair

classic styling with modern

comfort and performance.

One of the highlights of

the day is the Best in Show

prize, chosen by a panel

of local car aficionados.

The Best in Show honor

includes not only bragging

rights for an entire year but

also a big blue ribbon.

The fully restored 1931

Lake Bluff Ice Truck is

another highlight — it’s

also the hub of the Auto

Show. After the original

International Harvester

was donated to the museum

in 2010, a team

of Lake Bluff and Lake

Forest classic car lovers

put in countless hours and

travelled several states to

bring the truck back to life.

The team included Ray

Kracik, retired Lake Forest

High School football and

wrestling coach; Denny

Hermann, retired LFHS

shop teacher; and John

Tiffany, a retired mechanic

who was once coached by

Kracik and took shop from

Hermann at LFHS. LBHM

board member Mark

Dewart also was involved,

as were Paul Bergmann,

Don Fiore, Rudy Iberle,

John Looby, Ted Pasquesi,

Phillip Ross, Charlie Rush,

Tom Tincher, Fred Wacker

and Steve Willard.

Friendships and community

spirit grew around

the groups’ shared love of

classic cars, and in 2013

when the museum held the

Ice Truck Reveal celebration,

many of those on the

restoration team brought

their own classic cars to

the event. Thus began

the annual Lake Bluff

History Museum Auto

Show, which now includes

several event sponsors that

help make the show happen,

including lead sponsor

The Silo. Other sponsors

include Kinnucan Tree

Expert & Landscape Co.,

Hill & Stone Insurance,

Knauz Automotive Group,

Lake Forest Bank & Trust

and The Last Detail.

The Lake Bluff History

Museum Auto Show is free

to visitors.

Be advised to bring an

appetite. There will be

plenty of food and drink

to purchase from local

restaurants and bars.

Adrienne Fawcett is marketing

manager of the Lake

Bluff History Museum. With

her husband, Don, she raised

three children (now in their

teens and 20s), who love

coming home to Lake Bluff.

From the Editor

Sweet, sweet summertime

Alyssa Groh


Summer is officially


Now that graduation

craziness is over, it is

finally time to take a deep

breath and slow things

down for a few months.

One of my favorite

things about summer, is

the slower pace we all

move at — and everyone

seems to be a bit more

relaxed in the


And while schools

are out and families are

taking vacations this summer,

that doesn’t mean

the news and stories stop.

go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

$30,000 was raised at

the Dash4 Debra event

in Lake Forest, Page 4

The Lake Forest Leader

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We will still be out in the

community covering all

of your favorite events of

the summer.

If you are looking

for some events, check

out our Summer Fun

Guide online at Lake-

ForestLeader.com, which

includes 51 fun things to

do in the area during the


And while we compiled

a list of many popular

events in town, we still

need your help finding

those stories that need to

be told.

Don’t forget to reach

out if you think you have

a fun, unique or interesting

story we should


And if you don’t have

any stories but are taking

a vacation this summer,

don’t forget to snap some

pictures as we will be

launching our Family

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College, will use his Fulbright Scholarship to explore applications of

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LFC professor heads to Morocco under scholarship

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Jason and Daphne

Cody’s adventure commences

in two months

when they fly off to

Morocco for a year.

Jason, chairman of the

chemistry department at

Lake Forest College, will

use his newly awarded

Fulbright Scholarship to

explore applications of

chemistry to renewable

energy. His wife Daphne,

after stepping down as

pastor of St. Elizabeth’s

Episcopal Church in Glencoe,

plans in part to spend

the year learning Arabic

and joining a women’s

group that focuses on

interfaith dialogue.

Jason, 50, is one of more

than 800 U.S. citizens

who will teach, conduct

research and/or provide

expertise abroad for the

2019–20 academic year

through the Fulbright U.S.

Scholar Program, which is

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people of the United States

and the people of other


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research, exchange ideas,

and contribute to finding

solutions to shared international

concerns. Fulbright

alumni have achieved distinction

in many fields, including

59 who have been

awarded the Nobel Prize,

84 who have received Pulitzer

Prizes, and 37 who

have served as a head of

state or government.

Jason, who has taught at

LFC for 22 years, will be

supervising graduate student

research and teach at

Université Hasan II, Faculté

de Science et Technologie,

in Mohammedia,


“We will be trying to develop

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in solar panels) using the

local phosphate minerals,

trying to incorporate those

and actually get a cell that

works,” he said. “I have

worked on solar cell materials

during previous sabbaticals,

but this specific

approach is new.”

The process of applying

for and being awarded a

Fulbright Scholarship is a

long one, including a ninemonth

review process.

For starters, he said,

“you have to figure out

where you want to go and

what you want to do, and

ideally you want to find

someone on other side that

can welcome you even

before you apply.”

He first learned about

Morocco and work being

done there on renewable

energy from his daughter,

who had studied abroad

and looked at energy

food and water policy in

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after he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship from

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In Memoriam

Bernice Shearron


Ione (“Bea”)


died at home

in Lake Forest

June 1.

She was 91

and is survived



son John Howard Shearron

II and daughter-inlaw

Marybeth Arbanas

Shearron, of Gurnee; son

James William Shearron,

of New York City;

and granddaughters Melody

Shearron of Chicago

and Monica Shearron, of

Dayton, Ohio.

Shearron was the widow

of John Howard Shearron,

a executive of Marshall

Field & Co. in Chicago.

She was born Aug. 4,

1927 in Underhill, Wis.

to Walter August Strei

and Helen Augusta Behm

Strei. Her brother Kenneth

Duane Strei of Austin,

Texas preceded her in


Shearron graduated

from William Woods

College in Fulton, Miss.

in 1947. Afterward she

worked at Marshall Field

where she met Howard

Shearron. They were married

in 1955 in Chicago.

Early in her adult life

she developed a great

interest in interior design

and gardening. She

applied her talents in these

areas throughout her life

in her own houses and


Shearron reared two

young sons alone with

kindness and perseverance,

returning to work

after the untimely death of

her husband in 1968. Her

lengthy tenure at Marshall

Field ended in 2009 upon

her retirement at the age

of 81.

She was loved by all

who knew her, especially

for her gentle manner and

quiet wit, and respected always

for her elegance and


Shearron was a life-long

Lutheran. Her services

will be private, and she

will be interred in Lake

Forest Cemetery.

Helen Abby

Helen Abby (nee Lampela),

91, formerly of Lake

Forest, died on May 27.

She was born on Sept. 12,

1927 in Chicago, to Robert

and Hilma (nee Aro) Lampela.

She is preceded in

death by her husband Robert

Abby (‘75), two of her

children Robert and Daniel

Abby, her parents, and her

two sisters Laila L. Stoessel

and Elma M. Guess.

She is survived by her

two daughters Sandra and

Pamela Abby, five grandchildren

and many nieces,

nephews and friends.

A memorial service

will be held at 11 a.m. on

Thursday, June 20 at St.

James Lutheran Church,

1380 Waukegan Road,

Lake Forest, IL 60045.

Memorial contributions

may be expressed to St.

James Lutheran Church,

in loving memory of Helen

Abby. Info, Wenban

Funeral Home, 847-234-

0022 or www.wenbanfh.


Bernadette Doherty

Bernadette Doherty, of

Lake Bluff, was born on

April 25, 1926 and died on

Sunday, May 26, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made to Misericordia,

6300 N. Ridge

Ave., Chicago, IL 60660.

Robert Douglas

Robert Douglas was

born on Feb. 27, 1939 and

passed away on Friday,

May 31.

Robert was a resident of

Lake Bluff at the time of


In Lieu of flowers memorial

contributions may

be made to the Lake Bluff

Fourth of July Parade at

www.lb4july.org .

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email alyssa@

lakeforestleader.com with

information about a loved one

who was part of the Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff communities.

Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church (680 West

Deerpath, Lake Forest)

Mid-week Bible Study

Join us for mid-week

Bible Study each Wednesday

from 10-11 a.m. in the

Adult Forum Room. The

Parables of Jesus are being

studied. The Lord’s Supper

is offered after each class.

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Summer Worship

Through Sept. 1 at 10

a.m., followed by fellowship.

Third Thursday Taizé

Prayer Service

6:30 p.m., every third

Thursday, in the Chapel.

Step back from everyday

life to be refreshed and

encounter God in the silence.

A gracefully simple

service of contemplation

in a prayerful setting, with

scripture, prayer, song,

silence and light.

Grace United Methodist Church (244

East Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Boy Scouts

7-9 p.m. Mondays. Boy

Scout Troop 42 will meet

in Fellowship Hall.

Gentle Chair Yoga

3-3:30 p.m. Fridays,

Fellowship Hall. All are


Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest)

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the

Church of St. Mary offers

Eucharistic Adoration following

the 8 a.m. Mass. A

rosary will be prayed each

week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at

7 p.m.

Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

Senior High Youth Group

7-9 p.m. Sundays. All

are welcome for a time

of worship, teaching and

fellowship. Friends are

encouraged to attend. For

more information, call

(847) 234-1001.

The Bridge Young Adults


7-9 p.m., every Wednesday.

All young adults are

welcome to join. For more

information, contact The-


Christian Science Society (Gorton

Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake


Testimony Meeting

7:30 p.m. first Wednesday

of each month. Come

to Gorton Center for

prayer, hymns, and readings

from the Bible, with

related passages from the

“Christian Science” textbook,

“Science and Health

with Key to the Scriptures”

by Mary Baker Eddy. For

more information, call

(847) 234-0820.

Bible Blast

5-6 p.m. Sunday evenings.

Bible Blast is a family

program for children

4 years old through fifth

grade. Guide your child’s

spiritual growth and biblical

literacy to a new level

through Bible Blast. There

is a one-time registration

fee of $45. Free childcare

is provided for 3 years old

and younger.

Union Church of Lake Bluff (525 E.

Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff)

Live Wires

4-5 p.m. Wednesdays,

Fellowship Hall. Live

Wires is the Union Church

youth group for fourththrough

sixth-graders. The

group meets for lively discussion

and fun activities.

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The Leader’s Faith page to


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Thursday. Questions? Call

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the lake forest leader | June 20, 2019 | 23

Wilmette’s Pescadero ‘firing on all cylinders’ since opening

Erin Yarnall

Contributing Editor

Finding a table at Pescadero

shortly after the

restaurant opens at 5 p.m.

on weekdays may seem

like a daunting task.

But for owners Mike

Chookaszian and Nick

Hynes, and chef Matthew

Fitzgibbons, that’s not a


“We’ve been firing on

all cylinders since day

one,” Fitzgibbons said.

Pescadero Seafood &

Oyster Bar is Chookaszian

and Hynes’ second venture

in Wilmette after opening

Napolita Pizzeria & Wine

Bar more than three years


“We always had the idea

to open an oyster bar and a

fresh seafood restaurant,”

Chookaszian said. “There

were places we loved in

the city, and there was really

nothing in [Wilmette].

We felt like there was a

real need for it in the North


They initially took inspiration

from restaurants

on the East Coast and in

New Orleans, but said after

they hired Fitzgibbons

as chef, he “put his own

flair on things.”

“We’re not really pigeonholed

in terms of an

actual style,” Hynes said.

Pescadero opened April

18 and Fitzgibbons said

the restaurant is busy

every single night.

“We open at 3 p.m. for

happy hour and we serve

food at 5 p.m.,” Fitzgibbons

said. “We’re usually

full by 4 p.m. and we’re

usually a one-hour wait

every single day.”

Last week, a group of

22nd Century Media editors

stopped by the new

Wilmette spot to sample

some of the menu items

that chef Fitzgibbons and

Pescadero Seafood &

Oyster Bar

1167 Wilmette Ave.,


(224) 215-3011

3-10 p.m.


3-10:30 p.m. Thursday

3-11 p.m.


3-9:30 p.m. Sunday

his team created for us.

First off were the brussels

chips, one of the restaurant’s

most popular

items. Fitzgibbons used to

order his brussels sprouts

from Mexico, where they

were $30 a case, but after

recent tariffs, they now

cost $90 a case to ship

from other states in the

United States.

“I think a lot of people

stopped using brussels

sprouts about four or five

weeks ago because the

price went from $30 to $90

a case,” Fitzgibbons said.

But he still finds it worth

it to make the restaurant’s

popular appetizer. Pescadero’s

brussels chips

are served with flashfried

leaves, served with

green onions and toasted

almonds, all topped with

a garlic honey balsamic


We also sampled the

restaurant’s seafood skewers

($18) — skewers filled

with jump Gulf shrimp

and sea scallops, alongside

a charred asparagus salad

and topped with a chili

lime honey drizzle.

Sea scallops are also

served off-skewer, in

the restaurant’s jumbo

sea scallop ($32) entree,

served with a sweet corn

risotto and topped with a

sun-dried tomato butter.

Fitzgibbons also brought

out Pescadero’s mussel

frites ($19), consisting

The mussel frites ($18) at Wilmette’s Pescadero are one pound of Prince Edward

Island mussels in a Flying Dog oyster stout broth with shallots, garlic and Parmesan

fries. Photos by Michael Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media

Jumbo sea scallops ($32) are served in a sun-dried tomato butter and topped off with

a sweet corn risotto.

of a bowl of one pound

of Prince Edward Island

mussels with shallots and

garlic, all soaking in Flying

Dog oyster stout broth.

Fries, of course, are served

on the side, topped with


To highlight the other

part of Pescadero Seafood

& Oyster Bar’s name,

Fitzgibbons brought us

out some baked oysters

— oysters in their shell,

topped with spinach, artichoke

and peppered

smoked bacon with a

Parmesan stuffing.

In addition to its baked

oysters, Pescadero is

known for its raw oyster

bar. We sampled some of

the restaurant’s oysters

($1.50 each during happy

hour), served with hot

sauce and lemon. While

the restaurant doesn’t begin

serving food off of its

menu until 5 p.m., oysters

are available every day at

3 p.m., when the restaurant

opens, as part of its

happy-hour offerings.


From Page 19

Morocco, Vietnam and


“That got that me interested

and I started doing

research on it,” he said.

The research fit is a

perfect one.

“It is the renewable energy

stuff which I am passionate

about,” said Jason,

who received his doctorate

in chemistry from Northwestern

University. “I will

be learning how you implement

renewable energy

on a huge scale, and what

they have to think about,

and navigate.”

When he returns to LFC,

where he teaches a number

of general chemistry

courses and a non-majors

course on renewable energy,

“I will use what I’ve

learned in my course.”

For Daphne, joining an

interfaith women’s group

in Rabat is “right up my

alley,” she said. Between

that, catching up on her

reading, learning Arabic,

brushing up on her French

and hosting a lot of family

and friends who are planning

to visit, she expects

the year to be a busy one.

But the year abroad is

far more than simply a

cultural “to do” list, she

said. More significantly,

it is a reflection of “Cody

values” and “the way we

as a couple have tried to

live.” Among those values

are “intercultural understanding

as a core desire,”

“intercultural bridgebuilding

as a calling,” and

“modeling ‘get away’ sabbaticals

for the people we


“This year is allowing

us to live our values that

we have been going for

and trying to live out,” she


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may do so after services at

St. Elizabeth’s on July 21.

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Richie Hoskins

Hoskins is a rising junior midfielder for

the Lake Forest boys lacrosse team.

How did you get started playing


I was a baseball player my whole life,

up until sixth grade when I converted to

lacrosse. I was one of the first people to

switch to the sport, and now lacrosse is

sort of becoming a larger sport.

What’s the most challenging part

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This sport, as far as being an athlete and

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be so conditioned going into the season,

you have to be conditioned coming out

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lacrosse. You sort of have to be a yearround,

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Before our games I tend to isolate myself

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meet up.

What’s the best coaching advice

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Our assistant coach Justin Smith just

said he wants us to play for each other. At

the beginning of the season, the goal was

to play a new breed of Scout, we wanted

to play for each other and play for the

school and as an individual. I think that

changed the mind of many of the players

of the team, I think that’s what led to us

being so successful this season.

What’s your favorite place to eat?

Ferentino’s Pizzeria. I love their rigatoni

vodka. I eat there very often, it’s very

filling and taste so good. I would eat there

every day if I had the opportunity.

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Who is your favorite athlete?

I’m an LSU Tigers fan, my favorite athlete

is Devin White, he just got drafted in

the first round. He’s a football player, he’s

a linebacker at LSU. He’s my favorite athlete

because he’s so outgoing and he led

that team, I sort of model my leadership

after that guy.

What’s one thing people don’t

know about you?

I love to play golf on my own and just

be awful at it.

What’s something on your bucket

list you’d like to cross off?

I want to go to Greece and spend some

time there, eat some Greek food.

If you could have any one

superpower, what would it be?

I think I want to be like the Flash, just

fast and get anywhere as fast as I want.

What’s your favorite memory from

this past season?

My first day of varsity lacrosse, I didn’t

know we were suppose to be there 15

minutes before practice started, I showed

up right at the time practice started. I feel

awful about it, the whole team ran because

of me. I look back on it and I laugh,

for every day that point forward, I showed

up 20 minutes early because I didn’t want

that to happen again.

Interview by Sports Editor Nick Frazier

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys talk state basketball changes,

announce softball honors

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 changes to the IHSA’s state basketball

format and how it might affect area teams,

announce the softball Team 22 all-area

teams and the Softball Coach and Player of

the Year honorees.

First Period

The three recap the changes coming to

basketball in the state.

Find the varsity

Twitter: @varsitypodcast

Facebook: @thevarsitypodcast

Website: LakeForestLeader.com/sports

Download: Soundcloud, iTunes,

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Second Period

The guys announce the 2019 Softball

Team 22.

Third Period

The three announce the Coach and

Player of the Year.

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Team 22: softball

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 seven high schools — Glenbrook

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

(LA), New Trier (NT) and Woodlands Academy (WA) — in our coverage area.




Mackenzie Barry, LA


• 1.73 ERA, 118

strikeouts; Barry was the

ace for the Ramblers this

spring, pitching more than

104 innings and winning

16 games. She also batted

.355 at the plate and

drove in 27 runs, proving

to be one of the best twoway

players in the region.

Second Baseman

Emily Molloy, LA junior

• .477 BA, 31 RBI; Molloy

was extremely efficient in

the batter’s box, drawing

17 walks and striking out

just three times all year.

Left Fielder

Emily Miller, GBS


• .333 BA, 20 RBI;

The first-year player

provided a big boost

to the Titans, both at

the plate and in the



Arianne Berner, WA


• .706 BA, 43

RBI; In her second

season with the

Wildcats, Berner

was fantastic at the

plate, reaching base

almost 75 percent

of the time.


Marisa Michi, LA


• .494 BA, 52 RBI;

A threat every time

she stepped to the

plate, Michi had

17 extra-base hits

and was named to

the Girls Catholic

Athletic Conference



Center Fielder

KK Raymond, LA


• .558 BA, 31 RBI;

Raymond totaled

the highest batting

average on the

team to help lead

the Ramblers to

their IHSA regional


Nicole Pyke, GBN senior 3B; Sami Nash, GBS sophomore P; Natalie Abreu, HP senior SS; Jen Kaufman, HP senior 1B.

First Baseman

Grace Heywood,

GBN senior

• .427 BA, 13 RBI;

Heywood was the

top batter for the

Spartans in her final

high school season,

totaling a 1.092


Third Baseman

Julia Bass, GBS


• .427 BA, 28

RBI; The Central

Suburban League


member was a key

factor in the Titans’

turnaround season,

playing both the hot

corner and catcher.

Right Fielder

Maggie Baumstark,

GBS sophomore

• .538 BA, 42

RBI: One of two

Titans to bat over

.500, Baumstark

was a power hitter,

smacking eight

home runs en

route to CSL All-

Conference honors.



Abby Moravek, WA


• 2.96 ERA, 161

strikeouts; Moravek

dominated in IHSA Class

1A, with the highlight

of her season being a

21-strikeout perfect game

in the regional semifinal.

She also batted .765 and

was named Independent

School League Player of

the Year.


Grace Spencer, HP


• .433 AVG; A speed

demon on the basepaths,

Spencer stole 12

bases and was one of

the Giants’ top hitters,

earning her CSL All-

Conference honors.

First Baseman

Kathryn Kinsella, LA


• .393 BA, 6 2B; The

veteran infielder and

pitcher was another GCAC

All-Conference member

for the Ramblers.

Second Baseman

Megan Chin, GBS


• .389 AVG, 27 RBI;

The CSL All-Conference

member crushed six

home runs in her final

season with GBS.


Maddie Kapsimalis,

GBS sophomore

• .551 BA, 26 RBI;

Kapsimalis earned CSL

All-Conference honors

after putting up a 1.323

OPS and guiding the

Titans to 17 wins.

THird basemen

Jadin Knowles, LFA


• .654 BA, .98 fielding

percentage; The Caxy star

also hit two home runs

and was a team captain

as a junior.

Left Fielder

Nyah Moore, LA


• .394 BA, 13 RBI; The

underclassman reached

first base on more than

46 percent of her plate

appearances and played

the field well for the


Center Fielder

Cyd Alvarez, HP senior

• .324 BA; Alvarez, who

transferred to Highland

Park as a junior, made

great plays in the outfield

and was named the

Giants’ Most Improved


Right Fielder

Ava Reichert; NT


• .381 BA, 15 RBI:

Reichert, who also played

shortstop when needed,

totaled three extra-base

hits for the Trevians.

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Softball Coach of the Year

Glenbrook South softball head coach Dana Boehmer was named 22nd Century Media

2019 Softball Coach of the Year. 22nd Century Media File Photo

Introspection leads to Titans’ turnaround

Michal Dwojak

Contributing Sports Editor

Dana Boehmer didn’t

like what happened last


The Glenbrook South

softball coach and her

team finished last season

with a 5-22 record, good

for second-worst in the

Central Suburban League

South division. South

didn’t have any consistent

pitching or hitting, which

happens when a coach is

forced to play four freshmen

in the lineup.

Boehmer challenged

herself and her players. No

one wanted to go through

a season like that again,

so something needed to


Something did.

The Titans responded by

finishing this past season

with a 17-9 record and a

CSL South championship.

“They just really came

out determined,” Boehmer

said of her players. “No

one was happy with last

season and they came back

with a new attitude that

they weren’t going to let

that happen again. It was


South’s turnaround

season and total transformation

from a team that

battled consistency to becoming

one of the most

consistent teams in the

area is why 22nd Century

Media named Boehmer the

company’s 2019 Softball

Coach of the Year.

The introspection started

at the end of the previous

season, when the Titans realized

they needed to put in

more work if they wanted

to see change. Boehmer

changed her style too, altering

the way she ran practices,

placing a bigger emphasis

on hitting and swinging

at the right pitches in the

right counts. According to

the coach, she and the players

had open conversations

early into the spring practices

where they wanted

to figure out what to do

so they didn’t have to go

through another season like

that again.

Boehmer started to see

the change in the first few

games of the season. The

Titans hit for better contact

and their pitching staff

kept South in games it lost

the previous year. GBS

won its first four games

and won eight of the first

10 games, showing the

head coach that the hard

work might pay off.

“There was a lot of pressure,”

Boehmer said. “We

had the ability to win a lot

more games. Winning those

first two games, the kids

were getting lighter. They

just gained confidence.”

South went on to win

its division title before

falling to rival Glenbrook

North in its IHSA regional

matchup. The Titans will

lose two seniors, one from

their starting lineup next

season as much of the underclassmen

are expected

to return to try and take the

next step in the program’s


They went through the

lows of a losing season

and now know what it

takes to be successful softball


What’s next?

“I’m really excited,”

Boehmer said. “The possibilities

are endless.”

Softball Player of the Year

Michi shows growth in junior season

Michael Wojtychiw,

Contributing Sports Editor

Marisa Michi has been

a fixture for Loyola Academy

the past three years.

Playing on the varsity

team as a freshman can be

scary for anybody, especially

when facing players

two or three years older

who have played at the

high school level.

But with only one senior

on this year’s team, she

knew there was an opportunity

to take her next step

both on the field and as a


“Of course we had the

senior leader, but I think

it was important that to be

strongly bonded as a team,

we needed multiple (leaders)

on the field at a time,”

Michi said.


Loyola junior shortstop Marisa Michi is 22nd Century

Media’s Softball Player of the Year. 22nd Century Media

file Photo




Her leadership skills

and play on the field is

why 22nd Century Media

named Michi its Girls

Softball Player of the Year.

Michi finished the year

with a .494 batting average,

.545 on-base percentage,

.843 slugging

percentage, 1.387 on-baseplus-slugging


while also tacking on a

team-leading seven home

runs, and 52 RBI.

Full story at LakeForestLeader.com.




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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Great Lakes Games a rousing success at LFHS

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

There were plenty of

feel-good stories to go

around on the North Shore

this past weekend.

That’s because the Great

Lakes Adaptive Sports

Association, or GLASA,

held its annual Great

Lakes Games at Lake Forest

High School and Niles

West High School. LFHS

hosted archery, powerlifting,

boccia and swimming

on Friday, June 14, and

Saturday, June 15, while

Niles West was home to

the track meet on Sunday,

June 16.

The Great Lakes Games

is a multi-sport regional

competition for athletes

with a physical disability

or visual impairment.

Over 230 athletes registered

to participate this

year, including some

United States paralympians

attempting to break

world records. Some

athletes were from local

communities such as Lake

Bluff, Northbrook and


It’s now been 20 years

since GLASA executive

director Cindy Housner

founded the organization.

“I had worked with

athletes previously with

physical or visual disabilities,

I just saw so much the

importance of sports and

how it affects everyday

life in regards to self-esteem

and independence,”

Housner said. “[GLASA]

provides opportunities for

travel, and for our athletes

to be successful in

school, college and go on

to lead their projected life.

There wasn’t an agency

in this area, that was doing

it, that’s kind of why

it prompted me to start the


The North Shore had

three athletes take part

in the swim meet at Lake

Forest High School.

16-year-old Julia Tanna, a

Lake Bluff resident, competed

in three events, finishing

first in her class in

the women’s 50-meter and

100-meter freestyle.

A junior at LFHS, Tanna

swims with the high

school team, qualifying

for the state meet in four

events in November. She

also set the girls Class

A school record for the

100-meter breaststroke in

2018 with a time of 2 minutes,

09.59 seconds.

Meanwhile, Wilmettenative

Jordan Heinrich

competed in six total

events. Her best finish

came in the mixed 100-meter

backstroke where Heinrich

completed the race in

2:16.30 to place first in her

class. Heinrich, 16, also

swam well in the mixed

50-meter backstroke, finishing

second in her heat.

Emily Duff, a 15-yearold

from Northbrook, took

part in the 50-meter freestyle.

The incoming Glenbrook

North High School

freshman received plenty

of applause as she finished

the race.

Marilyn Wieland has

been a member of GLA-

SA’s board of directors for

over 12 years now. She

also is an Illinois paralympic

swimming official and

served as director of the

swim meet.

“We’ve been doing it for

years, we love it,” Wieland

said of the meet. “We love

to see the kids smiles on

their face, we actually do

other regional meets and

junior nationals that are up

in Minnesota this year.”

Housner’s daughter

swam at Lake Forest High

Lake Bluff native Julia Tanna competes in the mixed 50-meter breaststroke in the Great Lakes Games on Saturday,

June 15, at Lake Forest High School. Photos by Nick Frazier/22nd Century Media

School, and the organization

has a good relationship

with Scouts girls

swimming and diving

coach Carolyn Grevers.

The Great Lakes Games’

swim meet has been at

LFHS for 10 years now,

bringing a smile to those

who take part and creating

lifelong memories for the


“The entire school support

staff, [athletic director]

Tim Burkhalter,

his coaches and his staff

across the board have been

so extremely supportive,”

Housner said. “They truly

believe in our mission and

being inclusive. It’s one

of our strongest partners,

we’re very appreciative

for the partnership that we

have in Lake Forest High


Julia Tanna dives into the pool for the mixed 100-meter freestyle, where she placed

fifth in her heat.

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Youth Sports

Deer Path girls track medals at state

22nd Century Media file



Top teams of the


1. LFHS baseball

(Above). The

Scouts won 25

games this season

and advanced

all the way to the

sectional final

versus Fremd.

2. LFHS boys

lacrosse. 13 wins,

four conference

wins and a top

seed in their

sectional made for

a fun season for

the Scouts, despite

falling in the

sectional final to

Glenbrook North.

3. LFHS badminton.

The Scouts won

their first-ever

sectional title at

home, then placed

12th at the state


Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

Deer Path Middle

School girls track coach

Martha Sostre has had

great teams before, some

of which won state titles.

The 2019 seventh-grade

track team’s success was a

bit more unexpected.

“It was honestly a big,

very exciting surprise for

us to take fourth in the

state for seventh-grade

girls,” Sostre said.

Led by impressive performances

from Isabella

Marsico and sixth-grader

Ava Walsh, the Braves

earned numerous individual

medals at the Illinois

Elementary School Association

Track & Field State

Championshp in May.

Seven runners competed

for Deer Path for the team’s

fourth-place finish out of

66 schools in Class 7AA.

Leading the way was

Marsico, who was a runner-up

in the 800-meter

race with a time of 2 minutes,

24.85 seconds, on

May 18. She also ran a

5:35.99 mile the day before,

placing 13th among

seventh-grade girls.

Meanwhile, Walsh came

in seventh in the 200-meter

dash with a time of 27.54,

then finished the 100-meter

race in 13.8, earning

her 19th. Olivia Palmberg

also had a good showing,

placing 24th in the mile by

finishing in 5:43.60.

As for relays, the

1600-meter relay team of

Palmberg, Marsico, Alexandra

Palmberg and

Lieselle Curry came in second,

completing the race

in 4:19.60. The 800-meter

realy squad of Walsh, Curry,

Grace Lombardo and

Emily Witte ran a 1:55.55

to earn eighth place.

According to Sostre,

who started the track team

in 2004 and also coaches

the school’s girls crosscountry

team, the Braves

started gaining momentum

by winning the Lakeside

Conference. It continued

with winning their sectional

by 18 points on May 11.

Forty-eight athletes

made up the seventh-grade

team at Deer Path, including

some sixth graders.

“There’s even sixthgraders

competing with

these seventh-graders,

which makes it more incredible

that we have these

sixth graders that are competing

with us for Deerpath

even at a seventhgrade

level, they helped

us with that fourth-place

finish,” Sostre said.

The girls found this success

despite less-than-ideal

conditions. The lighting siren

went off on both days,

delaying some events. Not

that the weather fazed the


“These girls are so tough

when it comes to that, we

all just had to run into our

From left: Coach Sostre, seventh-grader Olivia Palmber, sixth-grader Emily Witte, sixthgrader

Liselle Curry, seventh-grader Alexandra Palmberg, and seventh-grader Isabella

Marsico pose with the Girls 7AA fourth-place trophy on May 18. Photo Submitted

van when it started pouring

rain and the wind was

blowing,” Sostre said.

“There’s other factors besides

just getting on the

track and running a race.

These girls show so much

of the perserverance and

the toughness. Not only do

they have the potential, but

they also have that strong

mindset which goes a tremendous

amount, which is

a big strength in itself right


Sostre, a former track

athlete herself, is no

stranger to knowing how

to get the most of out middle

schoolers. She says the

connection coaches make

with athletes is what may

be most important for a

young track team. It’s also

why the Braves should

continue to have success

with Sostre at the helm,

even with the seventhgraders

moving on to the

eight-grade team.

“Along with the athletes

being coachable, this

team, they’re extremely

coachable,” Sostre said.

“You have that, and you

have ‘Wow, this coach really

cares about me, she

wants me to do well.’ You

have your ups and downs.

Every day may not be

your best race, but to find

what you can learn from

it. I feel like I have a lot of

enthusiasm as a coach and

positivity, I had my not-sogood

runs either. To learn

from it makes a huge difference.”

Listen Up

“They truly believe in our mission and being


Cindy Housner- Executive director and founder of GLASA on the

program’s relationship with Lake Forest High School.

tune in

Citi Mitch Trubisky Football ProCamp

•Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky hosts a youth

football camp at Lake Forest Academy. Open to

boys and girls, grades 1 to 8.

Camp is June 25 and 26, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


29 - Softball Player of the Year

27 - Athlete of The Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Nick

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Quite a run Deer Path track

team places at state, Page 31

Shining Stars

Team 22 for softball announced,

Page 28

Lake Bluff resident

Julia Tanna

competes in the

mixed 100-meter

freestyle at the

GLASA swim meet

on Saturday, June

15, at Lake Forest

High School.

Nick Frazier/22nd

Century Media

GLASA hosts paralympic multi-sport competition at

Lake Forest High School, Page 30

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