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Glenbrook North, South graduates

unite to create scholarship in memory

of beloved late friend, Page 3


officially on

the way Northbrook

Court redevelopment gets

approval from Village

Board, Page 6

Sweet 16

22nd Century Media

earns 16 national

awards from National

Newspaper Association,

Page 8

Glenbrook North and South graduates pose for a photo with Samantha Stoneburner, the inaugural recipient of a scholarship created to

honor the legacy of GBN graduate Steve Kirshenbaum, who died in September 2017 at age 37 of a heart attack. Photos Submitted



Library launches new

community-wide reading

initiative, Page 20








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In this week’s


Pet of the Week8

Police Reports............... 10

Editorial 29

Puzzles 32

Faith 34

Dining Out 37

Home of the Week 38

Athlete of the Week 41

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JCC Film Screening &

Discussion: Leaps of Faiths

7-8:30 p.m. June 20,

Northbrook Public Library,

1201 Cedar Lane.

Join for a film screening

in partnership with the

JCC. After the film, a discussion

will follow. The

screening will be held in

the Auditorium. For more

information, please call

(847) 272-6224.


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.


Northbrook Theatre

Puppetry Series

10 a.m. June 22, Northbrook

Theatre, 3323 Walters

Ave. Northbrook Theatre

is teaming with Sea

Beast Puppet Company to

present a summer Puppetry

Series featuring a variety

of creative performances

and storytelling. Audiences

will enjoy entertaining

twists on classic and original

tales appropriate for

young children and family

audiences. Purchase

tickets at nbparks.org.


What’s It Worth; Antiques


5:45-6:45 p.m. June 24,

Northbrook Public Library,

1201 Cedar Lane.

Mark Moran will appraise

1 antiques per person in a

fun-filled evening. Please

specify what you are

bringing when you register.

No weapons, money

of any kind, fine jewelry or

Beanie Babies, please. For

more information, please

call (847) 272-6224.


Great Picnic Cuisine

7-8:30 p.m. June 25,

Northbrook Public Library,

1201 Cedar Lane. It is picnic

season and gardens and

local farmers markets will

be bountiful with great

vegetables and fruits. Join

Chef Susan Maddox at the

library to learn tricks and

techniques for preparing

salad recipes with culinary

ease. There will be a

demo with samples for attendees

to taste. For more

information, please call

(847) 272-6224.


Twilight Forest Walk

6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday,

June 26, Northbrook Public

Library, 1201 Cedar

Lane. Experience the lively

forest ecosystem at dusk

during summer solstice

week. Village Forester

Terry Cichocki will guide

on a quiet, contemplative

walk during the magical

twilight hour. Space

is limited. Wear long,

loose clothing and closedtoed

shoes. This will be a

phone-free walk.


Stories in the Park

10:30 a.m. Friday,

June 28, North Suburban

YMCA, 2705 Techny

Road. Join for a special

storytime in the park with

fun sotries, rhymes and

songs. Near the little free

library at the NSYMCA.

This event is all ages.

Free Yoga/Meditation


9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday,

June 29, Body and

Brain Yoga Tai Chi Northbrook,

1947 Cherry Lane.

Body & Brain Yoga’s regular

classes are great for all

levels and ages. Each class

has effective and dynamic

components of stretching,

breathing, and meditation

Call Northbrook Body

& Brain Yoga Tai Chi to

register: (847) 562-9642.

Community Cookout

12:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday,

July 4, The Village

Presbyterian Church, 1300

Shermer Road. Free hot

dogs, water, and live music

from Floyd’s Torpedo

Lounge will keep spirits

high while waiting for parade

to start. Please visit

www.tvpchurch.org or

call 847-272-0900 for any

additional information.

Northbrook Sidewalk Sale

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday,

July 5 and Saturday, July

6, downtown Northbrook.

Join for Northbrook’s annual

sidewalk sale. Find

deals galore from your

favorite local stores and

otuside vendors on the corner

of Church Street and

Cherry Lane. There will

be good deals, raffles, children

activities and more.


Northbrook Farmers


Starting at 7 a.m. every

Wednesday, 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 and vegetables,

artisan cheeses,

fabulous bakery items, expert

knife sharpening and

much more. Double value

program for SNAP/Link

card holders. Handicap


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 secondgraders.

Current secondgraders

will get to pitch

for the first time. 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


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or by contacting the chamber

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Want to lose weight?

Come join TOPS (Take

Off Pounds Sensibly) 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

weigh-in (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 or visit


Israeli Dancing

7-9:45 p.m., Wednesday

nights, Bernard Weinger

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 aashkenazi@

jccchicago.org; or please

call (847) 763-3627 for

more information.


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Steven K. Legacy Scholarship pays tribute to late GBN graduate

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Twenty-five years ago,

a bond was formed by

nine young boys at Maple

School in Northbrook.

They went on to attend

Glenbrook North and

Glenbrook South, graduated

from colleges across

the country, and then got

on with the business of life,

family and career.

Throughout the years,

Steve Kirshenbaum was

the protector of the bond:

the guy who made sure that

everyone stayed in touch,

the guy who saw to it that

time and distance did not

weaken the connection.

And then, on Sept. 4,

2017, Steve died suddenly

at age 37 of a heart

attack. In short order, the

brotherhood closed ranks

and plans were set in motion

to honor his legacy by

creating and sustaining the

$1,000 Steven K. Legacy

Scholarship and awarding

it to a student whose family

has experienced similar unexpected

loss or hardship.

“Steve was the glue that

held our friendship together,”

said fellow 1998 GBN

grad David Sanders. “We

decided this was something

important for us to do to

honor his memory.”

The close-knit group of

friends also included GBN

graduates Scott Nathan,

Evan Kominsky, Mitch

Fohrman and Drew Abbott,

and GBS graduates Danny

Jesselson, Bryan Simon

and Kevin Horwitz.

Three weeks ago, on

May 29, the eight of them

gathered to award the first

Steven K. Legacy Scholarship

to GBN graduate

Samantha Stoneburner,

whose mother had died of

cancer four years to the day

before Steve died.

“She was a good fit for

what we were looking for,”

Sanders said.

After graduating from

Glenbrook North, Steve

attended Northern Illinois

University for a year

before transferring to the

University of Nevada-Las

Vegas, where he earned

both a graduate and master’s

degree in hospitality


He was a manager of

room services at Four Seasons

in Las Vegas before

moving in 2016 to Atlanta

with his wife Gaby, daughter

Hannah and step-daughter

Ale. There, he worked

in the life insurance industry

and was beginning to

fashion a successful career

for himself.

“He was a very easygoing,

nice person, and was

very caring and passionate

about his work,” said his

mother, Marlin Kirshenbaum.

“He was very driven,

he caught on fast, and

everybody loved him.”

Whether Steve was living

in Las Vegas or Atlanta,

whenever he came

back home to Northbrook

he made sure to reconnect

with his Maple School pals.

“We would all get together

and have a great time,”

Horwitz said. “Something

that we acknowledged when

Steve passed away was that

we really do need to make

an extra effort to get together

as a group because we are

really good friends. We all

care about each other and

we care about each other’s


Since his death, the

group has met on Steve’s

birthday at his favorite

restaurant, Ron of Japan

in Northbrook. But they

also quickly realized they

wanted to do more, which

was when the idea of raising

money was hatched.

At first, they wanted to

raise money for his family,

but they soon learned that

would not be necessary.

“A lot of people don’t

have a safety net in life,”

Horwitz said. “We realized

that if there wasn’t a

need there, there has to be

a need somewhere else, so

we decided to put together

a scholarship and have it at


He met with officials at

GBN, who offered them a

list of 40 possible candidates

based on the group’s

parameters. The guys met

in a private room at The

Claim Company in Northbrook

Court, “and four

hours later, we had our

winner,” Horwitz said.

To date, money for the

scholarship has come primarily

from two sources.

Fantasy football was one

of Steve’s passions, and the

group had been playing for

a number of years. It was

reconstituted as the Steve

K. Legacy fantasy football

league, complete with a

trophy with his picture on it

that will be kept in the winner’s

house each year. This

past year, Bryan Simon

won, and $300 of the pot

went into the scholarship.

Another source of funds

was an NCAA basketball

pool run by GBS grad Danny


“Because Steve was a

fan of the March Madness

Tournament, he wanted to

honor Steve’s legacy and

run it the way Steve would

have,” Marlin said.

The plan was to split the

pot 50/50, with half donated

to the scholarship fund.

“But the person who

won this past year said,

‘Just give me my entry fee

back and please keep the

rest for the scholarship,’”

Horwitz said. “That was

pretty amazing. People

have been very supportive

of us.”

Horwitz said the plan is

to keep the scholarship going,

which comes with an

added bonus.

“Steve would have liked

to see us get together more

often,” Horwitz said. “The

scholarship gives us a reason

a couple times a year to

do that.”

“Steve would have been

so proud knowing what his

friends have done,” Marlin

said. “I do believe he is up

there watching over everybody

and is very proud.”

To follow this cause, like

the Steve K. Legacy Scholarship

group on Facebook.

RIGHT: This trophy is

awarded to the winner

of the Steve K. Legacy

fantasy football league.

Proceeds from the league

go toward the Steven

K. Legacy Scholarship.

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Northbrook Village Board

Northbrook Court redevelopment approved by 5-2 vote

Plans include


several restaurants

and retail spaces,

and grocery store

Chris Pullam

Freelance Reporter

Northbrook’s biggest

shopping center is officially

slated for a facelift.

During its Tuesday,

June 11 meeting, the

Northbrook Village Board

voted 5-2 to approve a

slate of ordinances allowing

the redevelopment

of the Northbrook Court

Shopping Center at 1315-

1825 Lake Cook Road.

The mixed-use redevelopment,

which will

encompass the current

Macy’s property on the

west side of the property,

will include up to 315

luxury apartments, a grocery

store, and several

restaurant and retail spaces.

The project includes

approximately 106,000

square feet of new retail


It will also feature a reconfiguration

of the road

that loops around 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.

Village President Sandra

Frum joined Trustees

Kathryn Ciesla, Robert Israel,

Muriel Collison and

Johannah Hebl in supporting

the ordinances, and

Trustees Jason Han and

Heather Ross opposed


Han had voted against

everything Northbrook

Court-related over the

past couple months, citing

the project’s lack of

affordable housing and

the Village’s decision

to placate such a major

developer with tax


Ross, who joined the

board in May, made her

decision primarily based

on the affordable housing

argument. During the previous

meeting, at which

she supported the first

consideration of the same

ordinances, she insinuated

that the issue could affect

the way she voted on the

last reading.

Few members of the

board addressed their reasoning

during the meeting,

preferring to let their

previous comments stand

on their own, but supporters

previously touted

Northbrook Court’s role

as a tax generator for the


During the last meeting,

for example, Ciesla argued

that the mall “is one

of our strongest economic

engines” and provides approximately

30 percent of

the village’s tax revenue

— thereby supporting the

various schools and publicly

financed services in


“I know this mall cannot

continue as a 1970sera

center,” she said at

the time. “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.”

To that end, the package

of ordinances approved

on June 11 also allow the

developers to benefit from

a $21.5 million Tax Increment

Financing (TIF)

District around the property

that was established

in April with this project

in mind.

Since the overall property

value of Northbrook

Court will increase following

the upgrades, its

property taxes will also

increase. By creating a

TIF District around the

mall, trustees are effectively

subsidizing construction

costs by waving

only the additional taxes

over a 23-year period —

or up to $21.5 million.

The TIF agreement also

requires the developer to

make various school district

payments, including

a one-time supplemental

impact fee of $95,000 to

Glenbrook High School

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 either the sales

tax incentive amount is

paid or 20 years passes,

whichever occurs first.

Although many residents

addressed the Northbrook

Village Board and

Northbrook Plan Commission

at previous meetings,

only a handful spoke

prior to the final vote.

Maximino Caballero,

who lives immediately to

the southwest of the building,

addressed the Village

Board for the second time

in as many meetings. Last

meeting, before trustees

approved the first reading

of the same ordinances,

he talked about how he

purchased his house under

the impression that the village

would honor the ordinances

established at the

time — and not alter them

to allow for a redeveloped

Northbrook Court to loom

over his property.

“I have seen how the

Plan Commission and

this board are treating and

ignoring us, not just as

second-class citizens, but

as the cockroaches that

it seems that we are,” he

said. “In other words, I

have lost total faith in this

board and I believe that

you have already made a

predetermined decision a

long time ago.”

Then, holding up two

different sized carrots as

props, he accused the developer

of trying harder to

placate the board than the

people who live in the surrounding


Julia Rosner, speaking

on behalf of the Northbrook

Working Families

Coalition, echoed a recurring

concern for multiple

residents who opposed the

Northbrook Village trustees approved a proposal

during their Tuesday, June 11 meeting that calls for

major changes at Northbrook. Plans include up to

315 luxury apartments, a grocery store, and several

restaurants and retail spaces. Design Renderings

courtesy of brookfield properties.


A brief recap of Village Board action on Tuesday,

June 11:

• The Village Board authorized the $176,123

purchase of a 2019 John Deere 544L Front End

Loader from West Side Tractor Sales, of Wauconda.

• Trustees approved the $42,504 purchase of a

Ford F-350 with a utility body from Currie Motors, of

Frankfort, and Auto Truck Group, of Bartlett.

specific redevelopment

plan up for consideration:

it’s lack of affordable


“I believe this should

not go forward without

having affordable housing

included,” she said.

“It is over 300 units. …

It’s a perfect opportunity

to have it.”

Han, one of two trustees

who ultimately voted

against the project, didn’t

rehash his arguments during

the June 11 meeting;

however, in the past, he

continuously cited the absence

of affordable housing

as one of his primary

motivators. His other concern

was the amount of

financial support, in the

form of the TIF District,

being provided to such a

large developer.

Ross, the other trustee

who voted against the

project, also wanted the

redevelopment to include

affordable housing.

“I agree with a lot of

my fellow trustees about

the necessity of changing

Northbrook Court, and I

think the mixed-use development

is the correct

type of project, but my

disappointment still stems

from the lack of affordable

housing,” she said. “I

think when a developer is

spending $250 million and

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The Tower wins three National Newspaper Association awards


sports reporting

among 22CM’s 16

national awards

Staff Report

From an “inspirational”

obituary to “engaging”

breaking news to a “haunting”

and “exceptional”

investigation, 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

Northbrook Tower, and

the 16 awards top the

company’s previous high

of 14 in 2015.

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 story.

Carlino’s feature profile

on former Glenbrook

North ace pitcher Michael

Oh, who battled back

from multiple surgeries,

earned second place in the

Sports Feature category.

“Oh, yes. Very close to

first place,” the competition’s

judges said of Carlino’s

story. “There is a

ton of information packed

into this sports story —

but it does not lose momentum

half way through.

Your newspaper is lucky

to have a writer of your


Carlino’s coverage of

Glenbrook North and

Glenbrook South’s March

14 walkouts, and District

225’s handling of the

walkouts, also earned a

national reporting award.

“While I didn’t agree

with the subject matter, it

was well written in a very

deliberate and unbiased

way,” competition judges

said of The Tower’s coverage.

“I could connect with

the passion and desire of

the students to do what

they felt was right.

Dwojak earned a national

award for his profile

of local legendary basketball

coach Dave Weber.

“It’s an honor to be recognized

for a fun story to

report on,” Dwojak said.

“David Weber means

a lot to the Northbrook

community and has made

a great impact in the

coaching world.”

Judges gave Dwojak

high praise for his

reporting and writing.

“Michal Dwojak’s reporting

and writing are

paired to great effect in

this profile of a legendary

local basketball coach

whose impact has reached

some major colleges

and future All-American

players,” judges said.

The Tower has now

won eight national awards

since its inception in


“We are humbled and

truly honored to be recognized

by our peers at

the national level with

these great distinctions,”

Carlino said.

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 Milwaukee.

“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


Of the 16 awards won

by 22nd Century Media,

two were first-place and

seven were second-place

honors. 22CM also earned

three third-place nods,

and four were honorable


The Homer Horizon,

the first newspaper

launched by 22nd Century

Media, earned both firstplace

awards — one for a

feature written by Editor

Tom Czaja and the other

for an investigative piece

produced by a team of


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 Meredith


Three each went

to The Tower and the

Malibu Surfside News,

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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


Other awards were won

by: The Tinley Junction (a

review and a sports feature

each by Sports Editor

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Legend (sports story by

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(sports photo by Julie


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From Page 6

getting a $21.5 million

TIF, $8.5 million of which

is going directly to a residential

property that’s going

to provide more than

300 units, there’s just no

excuse not have some affordable

housing as part

of that project.”

Earlier in the process,

the developers agreed to

give the Village $750,000

in seed money to help

enact a Northbrook-wide

affordable housing plan

if the Village Board approves

such an ordinance

down the road. However,

opponents of the development

argued that the funds

wouldn’t compensate for

actual units.

Collison was the only

other trustee to speak at

length during the meeting.

While she voted to

approve the project, she

was disappointed with

the developer’s noncommittal

stance on opening

a grocery store on the site

— and warned that she

wouldn’t support other

changes going forward.

“While I’m going to

support the project, I

want to make it clear that

I will not be in favor of

coming back and doing

anything additional,”

she said. “I feel very

torn and it’s a hard decision

because of how it

was presented. … It’s an

ugly yes for me.”

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Car burglars strike two vehicles

parked near same intersection

Unknown subject(s)

entered an unlocked vehicle

parked near the intersection

of Dundee and

Lee roads at 5:10 p.m.

in Northbrook and took

several items.

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a retailer located in the

4100 block of Dundee

Road, unknown subject(s)

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• Unknown subject(s) entered

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the 600 block of Skokie

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hours of 7:45 p.m. and

7:45 a.m. and removed a


June 12

• A worker at the Neiman-

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Court reported at

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subject left the store without

paying for several


June 11

• Noman Junejo, 39, of

Northbrook, was charged

with obstructing identification,

speeding, disobeying

a stop sign and failing

to carry a driver’s license

at 8:53 p.m. in the 2100

block of Founders Drive.

• Erik R. Kikke, 42, of Elmwood

Park, was charged

with failure to stop for a

railroad crossing signal

and driving with a suspended

license at 6:37

a.m. in the 1900 block of

Techny Road.

June 9

• A resident of the 3400

block of Lake Knoll reported

that when they returned

home they found

the front door of their

residence open. The complainant

reported that various

items appeared to be

missing from within the


June 8

• Bentley Phillips, 40,

of Indian Creek, was

charged with driving with

a suspended license at

9:56 p.m. in the 100 block

of Hillside.

• A complainant in the

100 block of Sunset Ridge

Road reported at 12:32

p.m. that they found several

missing items in their


June 7

• Israel B. Pineda-Lopez,

42, of Gurnee, was

charged with theft at 9:52

a.m. in the 3700 block of

Torrey Pines. Detectives

identified the subject as

the offender in a theft report,

which was reported

on June 6. The subject

turned himself in at the

police station.


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The Northern Suburban

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summer program will be

taking place at Greenbriar

School (2195 Cherry

Lane) this year instead

of Meadowbrook School

(1600 Walters Ave.).

In effort to accommodate

the bus traffic during

pick up and drop off,

much like what is done

throughout the school

year, Greenbriar Road

will be routed as a “oneway”

street twice a day

from Monday, June 17 to

Friday, July 19 (Monday-

Friday, from 8-9:15 a.m.

and from 11:15 a.m.-

12:15 p.m.).

A crossing guard will be

posted at Greenbriar Road

and Cherry Lane during

the “one-way” traffic patterns.

There are no plans

at this time to implement

the one-way traffic pattern

for the less busy late

afternoon pick-up.

The NSSRA anticipates

90 staff members every

day, however there are

about 40 parking spaces

available from the school.

There will also be a summer

program run by the

Northbrook Park District

at Greenbriar School. This

will necessitate staff to

park on the side streets in

the area. The Northbrook

Police ask drivers to use

extra caution in the area

this summer and to obey

the 20 mph speed zone.

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In Memoriam

Longtime Northbrook resident had ‘no quit in him’

Military veteran

owned Burgess

Manufacturing for

nearly 50 years

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Legendary Green Bay

Packers coach Vince Lombardi

liked to say: “The

dictionary is the only place

that success comes before

work. Work is the key to

success, and hard work

can help you accomplish


Allen John Bassel, a

longtime Northbrook resident

who died May 31,

2019 at age 86, had the

same attitude. His mantra:

“Work hard and you will

do well.”

And work hard he did,

the last 45 years of his

life as the hands-on owner

of Burgess Manufacturing

Corp. in Libertyville,

which manufactures custom

engineered products

for a wide range of markets

and industries.

“He just


to work,

and that is

what he did

his whole


life,” said

son-in-law Jeff Sherman,

who runs the day-to-day

operations at Burgess.

In March, Bassel had

elected to have heart surgery

because he wanted to

keep working.

“The day before surgery,

he was at work, standing

there surface grinding on

a grinder,” Sherman said.

“He had no quit in him. He

was a fighter.”

That can-do spirit was

set early on.

“He came from nothing,”

said his daughter Kathleen

Thomson. “His father died

when he was 5 and his

mom couldn’t take of him

and his sisters so he went

to live on farm in Wisconsin

with his grandpa and


He moved back to Chicago

at age 14 when his

mother remarried and was

soon helping out in his

step-father’s small machine


From 1952-1954 he

served in the Army, stationed

stateside. When his

service was completed,

Bassel married Ann Shafer,

started a family and they

were together for the rest of

his life.

“They did everything together.

They were a loving

couple,” said his daughter,

Nancy Sherman.

After working in several

other jobs, he started Burgess

in 1974. He began by

renting the back portion of

a building, then eventually

buying the other business,

hiring some of its employees,

and then buying the

entire building. He was

also happy to take on jobs

others didn’t want.

“He never said ‘no’ to

any job. He’d say ‘we will

get it done. That is what we

do,’” Jeff Sherman said.

While Bassel was a savvy

businessman, he also

ran a very family-oriented


“I always refer to it as a

mom-and-pop company.

Everybody feels like it is

one big family here,” said

Jeff of the 15-employee

firm. “All of our guys have

been here 20 and 30 years.

One guy started when he

was 18. Now he’s 61.”

And when there was a

lull in business, and some

of the employees needed to

pick up extra work on the

side, he’d help them out

with a loan.

“He made an impression

on everybody,” Kathleen

said. “He was fun loving

and smart and loved to

have a good time. The employees

loved him, the customers

loved him, he didn’t

have an enemy anywhere.

The guys at work, they felt

like he was their second father.

He was everybody’s

father. He treated everyone

like they were his.”

Bassel’s generosity was


“He loved to take care

of everybody,” Kathleen

said. “He took care of his

mother, his sisters, his family.

He made sure everyone

had what they needed.”

He and his wife and

young family moved to

Northbrook in 1967 and

in 1968 became founding

members of Our Lady of

the Brook, which John Cardinal

Cody organized as a

new parish in 1968 to meet

the needs of Catholic families

who lived in the rapidly

developing west end of


“He was just a very giving

man and when the

church needed help, he

helped,” said his daughter

Susan Cooperman.

A part of that help came

in the form of fabricating

a number of products for


Bassel was also a loving

grandfather and greatgrandfather,

said grandson

Kyle Thomson.

“I think that his father

dying when he was five

— he always wanted to

be there for his children

and grandchildren since he

didn’t have that.”

Holiday gatherings were

a big deal, which often

included getaways to the

family house on Paddock

Lake in Salem, Wisc.. “He

loved his family and he was

always there for us,” said


Bassel is survived by

his wife of 64 years, Ann

Bassel; children Allen Bassel,

Kathleen Thomson,

Susan (Marc) Cooperman

and Nancy (Jeff) Sherman;

grandchildren Allen

III, Jordan (Melanie),

Sean (Rene), and Joe Bassel,

Clint (Kelly) and Kyle

(Clair) Thomson, Brian

(Sarah) and Cali Sherman;

13 great-grandchildren;

siblings Jean (late John)

Dubiel, Georgia (late John)

Szilagy, and Wally (Chris)

Markowski; and many

nieces and nephews.

In Memoriam

Northbrook native remembered for service to Lake Bluff

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Mr. Lake Bluff. The

Mayor of Scranton Avenue.

Big Red.

Kurt Gronau was all of

those and more — a big

personality with a kind

heart, a can-do attitude, and

a lights-out golf game, who

poured his all into his community,

his church and the

family he loved.

Gronau died May 28,

2019 at age 82. On June

8, 300 friends and family


to celebrate

his life and

return some

of that affection

at First


Presbyterian Church in

Lake Forest, where as a 42-

year member of the church

he served as a Deacon and

volunteer through PADS of

Lake County.

“Kurt felt blessed to be a

part of the Lake Bluff community,”

said Rev. Kristie

Finley, remarking that

in every aspect of his life

Gronau was a loving and

welcoming person.

Gronau was born in

Northbrook in the teeth of

the Depression and learned

independence early on.

When he was 8, his father

handed him a fishing pole

and stuck a tag with his

name and destination on

his shirt, then put him on a

train to Milwaukee. After

switching to another train,

he’d meet up for a visit

with his grandparents.

Gronau attended a oneroom

schoolhouse in

Northbrook through eighth

grade. In 1955, he was in

the second graduating class

of Glenbrook High School.

After graduating from

Bradley University he

served in the Army Reserves.

Embarking on a career

in insurance, he lived

and worked in Los Angeles,

San Francisco, and New

York City. In 1977, he returned

to the North Shore,

where he started his own

insurance business and became

actively involved in

the Lake Bluff/Lake Forest


For the past 18 years,

Kurt has stood alongside

his wife, Peg, as owners

of Peg Ann Kompany, in

downtown Lake Bluff.

Gronau was a long time

member of the Lions Club

and the Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff Chamber of Commerce.

Spurred on by his

love of Lake Bluff and the

game of golf, he joined the

Lake Bluff Park District

Board of Commissioners

in 1997 and served a record

20 years. During his tenure,

he helped push through the

first renovation of the golf

clubhouse, construction

of the Recreation Center,

beach improvements, driving

range, irrigation system,

reconstruction of the

tot pool and more.

By all accounts, Gronau

lived life to the fullest,

and that included sailing,

hunting, fishing, canoeing,

cooking, music, and


But as much as he loved

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Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Wilmette resident Silvia Orizaba recently opened

Sacred, a kiosk inside Northbrook Court that sells CBD

and hemp seed oil. Photos by Hilary Anderson/22nd

Century Media

Wilmette’s Silvia Orizaba

knows what suffering

looks like.

Her mother had terminal

cancer, and succumbed

to the disease at

the age of just 39.

“I watched her die a

slow and painful death not

just from the devastating

cancer eating away at her

body but from opioid pain

killers,” she said. “My

mother took hundreds of

pills to stop her suffering.

All the pharmaceuticals

helped do was shut down

her liver. She died at age


It was a life experience

Orizaba says she will

never forget.

Orizaba has since became

a physical therapy

assistant and seen more

suffer pain.

“Patients came for

therapy to help relieve

pain incurred because of

an injury, birth defect or

surgery,” she said. “Many

times it would not stop

the pain and so they received

pain killers —

pharmaceutical opioids.”

Orizaba decided there

had to be other options,

ways to relieve pain


The mother of four children,

who has back pain

from childbirth, began

a personal campaign to

learn what natural ways

there might be to relieve


Her search started in


“I educated myself before

trying to inform consumers,”

Orizaba said. “I

flew to California, Washington

State and Colorado,

took classes and

went to seminars to learn

as much as possible about

the benefits and use of

cannabais for pain relief

purposes. It turns out

CBD and hemp seed oil,

both of which are nonpsychoactive


of cannabais plants —

when mixed with natural

products like coconut oil,

Jojoba oil, citrus oil, lavender

and ginger — can

have powerful pain-relief

qualities. ”

These products are absorbed

into the skin more

quickly because they are

natural ingredients and

pain relief comes even


Orizaba began formulating

a group of products

made with CBD and hemp

seed oil mixed with natural

products that would

help relieve pain.

“They include 10 items

and come in lotions, balm,

capsules and drops,” she

said. “None are edible.

There even is a product

to help relieve dogs’

anxiety during thunderstorms.

They are all registered

by the Food and

Drug Administration


In 2014, Orizaba began

selling these products online

under the name, Sacred.

She now sells them

at a kiosk inside Northbrook

Court shopping

mall. The kiosk is located

on the first floor across

from the Apple Store.

“The best way to reach

our kiosk is by entering

the mall through the entrance

closest to Macy’s,”

Orizaba said. “Individuals

must be 18 years or older

to purchase any of the


“These products can

only bring positive results,”

Orizaba said.

“They help relieve pain

in a natural way. I truly

believe in what we are


More information is

available on Orizaba’s

website cbdsacred.com,

or at info@cbdsacred.


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Keshet dance class offers opportunity to disabled participants

Weekly class run by



Erin Yarnall

Contributing Editor

Dancers and movers of

all abilities are welcome

at Body Grove, the newest

dance class at Highland

Park’s West Ridge Center.

The weekly class, which

began June 12, is run by

Keshet — an organization

that services people with

disabilities that is based in

Northbrook. Keshet serves

more than 1,000 people in

the area.

Jen Phillips, the chief

program officer at Keshet,

said the organization is “always

looking for opportunities”

for its young adults

to participate in, especially

ones that can get them


“We’re looking for opportunities

[for them] to

have an activity to do, and

a program that is a little bit

more inclusive, and not just

a class that they’re going

to,” Phillips said.

The project was funded

by a grant from YEA!

Highland Park, which now

exists as part of the Highland

Park Community


The dance class is just

part of what the grant covered

— as it serves the purpose

of bringing more arts

opportunities to Highland

Park for adults with intellectual

and developmental

disabilities, according to

Jamie Lake, the director of

development at Keshet.

“We applied for this

grant and we were given

money to start programming

within the community

in Highland Park for our

residents,” Phillips said.

According to Lake, other

programs have included

weekly craft nights, adaptive

yoga, music exploration

and art classes led by

an art therapist.

“This series of programs

was intentionally planned

to foster self-confidence,

increased communication

and new ways of self-expression,”

Lake said.

She added that Keshet

chose the Body Groove

class for the participants to

take part in because it allowed

for creativity in the

movements, making it accessible

for all participants.

Laura Bubbly dances at Keshet’s first Body Groove

class, June 12, at West Ridge Center. Photos by Erin

Yarnall/22nd Century Media

“Dance steps are taught,

and participants are encouraged

to follow them in

whatever way is comfortable

for them,” Lake said.

“Unlike most dance classes

(or fitness classes), there

is no right or wrong way

to Body Groove, which

makes it accessible to everyone.”

Dance therapist Erika

Hornthal believes that creativity

and self-expression

is one of the most important

aspects of dance.

“Movement is really our

first language,” Hornthal

said. “For some people, it

remains our primary language,

especially for individuals

that either have a

hard time communicating,

or can’t rely on verbal communication.”

Hornthal emphasized

that dance is for “everybody,”

and is at its best

when it allows students to

be creative.

“I think any time you can

engage in a creative process

and encourage your

students to create movement

for themselves, even

if it’s just in a choreography,

it’s where we allow

our students to thrive,”

Hornthal said.

Phillips agreed that the

creative boost the students

get from the class is a boost

Doug Speckman (left) and Erin Diamond smile at the


Asher Kaplan shows off dance moves.

for them, but it also offers

additional benefits beyond


“It gives them an opportunity

to move around, feel

better about themselves,

and boost confidence and

also, at the same time,

they’re exercising,” Phillips

said. “For adults who

are sitting around a lot,

there’s not much to do, and

this gives them the opportunity

to work on that.”

News Briefs

18th annual Rotary

Rubber Ducky Race set for

July 9

The Rotary Club of

Northbrook invites all to

join the excitement at 6:45

p.m. on July 9 at Village

Green Park.

In addition to providing

an annual family tradition,

the yearly Yellow

Ducky Race is one of the

fundraisers that supports

local grants. This is an opportunity

to teach children

about being good citizens.

The grant committee

interviews and selects recipients

for funding. The

2019-20 committee includes

Rotarians: Dave

Masters, chairman; Sherrie

Lowly; Elke Friedman; Ica

Gociman; Helen Rivkin;

Steve Brownstone; Jason

Han; Howard Schultz;

John Jay Miller; Mitch

Portugal; Denis Pollina;

Jim Kucienski.

Grants ranging from

$500 to $2,500 – totaling

about $42,000 - were

awarded to a number of

local nonprofit organizations

by the Rotary Club

of Northbrook recently to:

North Suburban Special

Recreation Assoc. Foundation,

Northfield Township

Food Pantry, Cancer Wellness

Center, Friendship

Circle of Illinois, Youth

Services Glenview - Northbrook,

Keshet, Rainbow

Hospice and Palliative

Care, Northbrook Symphony

Orchestra, Josselyn

Center, Northbrook Historical

Society, Special Gifts

Theatre, GBN Grad

Night, Center For Enriched

Living, BSA - Boy

Scouts of America, Center

on Deafness, Hunger

Resource Network, Family

Promise Chicago, Total

Link 2 Community, and

Gratitude Generation.

Details and tickets are

available online at northbrookrotary.org

or from

your favorite Rotarian.

You may also purchase

tickets at go.rallyup.com/

northbrookrotary or at the

July 4th Rotary Pancake

Breakfast in the Village

Green after the run.

News Briefs are compiled by

Editor Martin Carlino.

The 18th annual Rotary Rubber Ducky Race is set for

July 9 this year.

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Samantha Crane

Editorial Intern

Northbrook residents

looking to bolster their

summer reading lists

soon will have a new option

to peruse — and dozens

of local community

members to join them.

The Northbrook Public

Library recently announced

One Book,

One Northbrook, a new

community-wide program

that hopes to get

the Northbrook community

to come together and

discuss important issues.

After conducting a diligent

selection process,

library officials selected

“Born a Crime: Stories

from a South African

Childhood,” by Trevor


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detailing his childhood






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experience growing up in

Apartheid South Africa.

The library has worked

closely with Glenbrook

North and Glenbrook

South, trying to encourage

as many people as

possible to participate in

the inaugural One Book,

One Northbrook. GBS

added Noah’s book as

an option on the school’s

summer reading list.

“We hope that it will

get people talking together,”

said Tracy Gossage,

fiction and media librarian

for the Northbrook

Public Library. “We really

wanted a book that we

thought would be popular

and get people that do not

normally have time or

choose to read to get involved.

It’s a memoir and

does have a lot of humor,

which we thought would

be a good entry point to

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get people interested.”

Numerous events such

as book discussions, film

screenings and lecturers

are planned to correspond

with the themes presented

in the book. The

programs will take place

throughout the summer

and vary in order to appeal

to library guests of

all ages.

Gossage also said the

library is prepared to accommodate

the influx of

readers renting out the

same book.

“Lots of thought went

into the selection,” Gossage

said. “We really

want people to feel like

it’s a book they can get

into even if you don’t

consider yourself a ‘reader’

or non-fiction isn’t

the type of book you

normally read, this one’s

definitely worth a shot.”





The Northbrook Public

Library recently selected

Trevor Noah’s “Born a

Crime: Stories from a

South African Childhood,”

as the inaugural One

Book, One Northbrook.

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Northbrook sisters help protect homeowners against dangers of radon

GBN graduates are

founders of Hanna

Radon Detection

Chris Pullam

Freelance Reporter

For Glenbrook North

graduates Lyndsey (2013)

and Carly Hanna (2006),

running a business is in

their blood, and radon is in

the ground. After the sisters

opened Hanna Radon

Detection nearly two years

ago, the total number of

Northbrook businesses operated

by the Hanna family

jumped to three.

Their father, Michael,

who immigrated to the

United State from Lebanon

as a 15-year-old “with

nothing,” eventually “built

two businesses from the

ground up” in Northbrook:

Comfort Air Control, now

run by his son, Louis, in

1980 and Hanna Property

Inspection in 1990.

“[Owning a business] has

been ingrained in us from

the very beginning,” Lyndsey

said. “I think we’ve just

grown up with that mentality.

… Now with three businesses,

our mom, [Bonnie],

calls it a conglomerate.”

While the business side

of things came naturally,

the radon side was a little

less obvious. In fact, neither

of the sister knew

much about radon until a

few months before opening

the business – both earned

college degrees in psychology

– but their father, who

still runs Hanna Property

Inspection himself, was occasionally

referring homeowners

to radon inspection

companies, so they decided

to capitalize on that


Prior to opening Hanna

Radon Detection, the sisters

spent those months

studying, taking tests and

securing their licenses. One

of the things they learned

during the process: radon

poisoning is the second

leading cause of lung cancer

and kills approximately

21,000 people each year,

according to the Environmental

Protection Agency.

“Radon is a radioactive

gas found in all soil,”

Lyndsey said. “You can’t

taste, see or smell it, so

we go into houses and test

for it. When you breathe

it in, the particles attach to

your lungs and can cause


To detect for radon, the

Hanna sisters spend about

15 minutes setting up devices

at a customer’s home,

leave them for 48 hours,

and then collect their equipment

and check the readings.

Usually, their customers

ask for an inspection

before buying a property,

but they recommend that

everyone gets an inspection

unless they know,

definitively, that their safe.

“It’s important to test

for radon because it kills

one person every 25 minutes,

and that’s more than

drunk driving and drowning,”

Lyndsey said. “The

harmfulness is in long-term

exposure. If it’s in your

basement for an hour, that

wouldn’t do too much, but

if your kids are playing

down there all their life,

that’s a serious issue.”

According to Carly

Hanna, radon levels can

change drastically between

neighboring properties,

so the only way

to know for certain is to

check each individual

house. Approximately one

in every six houses has an

overabundance of radon.

So far the sisters are the

company’s only employees,

but the hope to grow

as more people in the community

learn about radon

and its health risks. They

haven’t set a specific range

for how far they will travel

for business, but according

to Lyndsey, they’ll drive

“maybe an hour in any


In the meantime, they’re

enjoying working together

and helping people in their

lifelong community.

“Our family is very

close-knit,” said Lyndsey

Hanna. “We’ve always

done everything together ...

so it was really a no-brainer

to start a business with my

sister. There was absolutely

no hesitation going into it.”

“We’re seven years

apart [in age] but have always

been best friends,”

Carly Hanna added. “It’s

Glenbrook North graduates and Northbrook residents

Carly and Lyndsey Hanna are the founders of Hanna

Radon Detection, a business that helps homeowners

become aware of the prevalence and dangers of radon.

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really been a dream to

work together like this

and potentially save lives.

That’s what it’s all about.

We’re really trying to get

to the people who have

lived in Northbrook for 30

years but don’t know what

they’ve been living in for

that time.”

For more information about

Hanna Radon Inspection, visit



Proposed downtown

Wilmette streetscape

project presented

Downtown Wilmette

could have a new look in a

couple years.

Jodi Mariano, of Teska

Associates, presented the

staff recommendation for

the preliminary downtown

streetscape project

budget at the Wilmette

Village Board’s Tuesday,

June 11 meeting. The

base project (80 percent

grant-funded and 20 percent

Village-funded) totals

$1.45 million and includes

$1.2 million for downtown

streetscape (Central

and Wilmette Avenues),

$84,385 for the Village

Green (corner of Central

and Wilmette Avenues

only), $118,576 for Veteran’s

Park and $35,650 for

wayfinding signage.

The staff recommendation

of additional items

to be funded locally 100

percent by the Village totals

$619,345 including

$25,000 in design fees,

$333,125 for downtown

streetscape, $174,740 for

the Village Green, $86,480

for wayfinding signage and

$0 for Veteran’s Park. All

Veteran’s Park items are

included in the base cost,

which consists of resetting

unit pavers, new concrete

curb, benches, plantings,

trash and recycling receptacles

and bollard lighting.

The locally funded items

for downtown streetscape

include festoon lighting,

electrical, circular benches

and seatwalls. The locally

funded items for Village

Green include festoon

lighting, monument sign,

circular bench, seatwalls,

concrete plaza behind the

monument sign and the

relocation of the holiday

tree and electrical service.

The locally funded items

for wayfinding signage

include parking and downtown

directional signs.

The improvements around

the relocated holiday

tree at the Village Green

cost $476,000. This work

could be paid for locally

in 2020 or included in the

Village’s capital-improvement

program for future


Reporting by Todd Marver,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WilmetteBeacon.



Glencoe man, 77, allegedly

steals $460K from

Northwestern fraternity

A 77-year-old Glencoe

man recently pleaded not

guilty to stealing more

than $400,000 from a fraternity

at Northwestern


Peter Schellenbach,

the former president of

the Sigma Chi Home Association

at the Evanston

campus, was arraigned

in Cook County Circuit

Court for one Class 1

felony charge of theft between


which is punishable by up

to four to 15 years in prison,

according to a June 13

statement from Attorney

General Kwame Raoul.

His next hearing is

scheduled for July 15.

Schellenbach, a 1958

New Trier graduate, was

the former president of

the Sigma Chi Home Association

from 2006-2012.

The nonprofit association

is operated by alumni and

collects dues for management

of the campus house,

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The Northbrook Civic

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at its monthly meeting on

June 10.

This year’s GBN seniors

receiving college scholarships

are: Trent Williams,

Ashley Suh, Madeline

Bayzaee, Catherine Mei,

Sahun Cho, Riley McCarthy,

Joanne Lee and Joseph

Gertner. (Not pictured,

Margaret Meyers)

The Civic Foundation

organizes and hosts

Northbrook Days every

year, the organization’s

sole fundraiser that raises

money to fund scholarships

to local students and

grants that support the

Northbrook community.

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When Ifirstbecame the Visual Arts Director,mychallenge wasto

change the perception of art at the Y. People thought of the Yas

aplace to craft but not as aplace forserious art classes. My first

endeavor wastotakeour art classesoutside of the Ybycreating and

growing community outreach programs. We nowpartner and teach

classesatthe Northbrook Public Library and the GlenviewPublic

Library.Wealso hold our annual art showatthe Northbrook Library,

and it has become one of the Library’s most popular shows!

We teach art classestokids ages 3through Adult, haveaclass for

specialneeds students, and provide aMaker Space area forartists

who want to design their ownprojects. Ithink it’simportant to

support local artistsand theirendeavors,sowecreated aCommunity

Gallery which is nowinits 6th year.

Ilove teaching at the Ybecauseofall of the lives we touch. From

the preschoolerwho doesn’t likeart and then discovers that art is

really fun; to grade school students who gain self-confidence when

theyrealizethey’regood at art; to high schoolers who can express

themselves withoutworrying about being graded. Plus thereare many

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District 225 to destroy Class of

2014 temporary records June 30

Submitted Content

In accordance with Illinois

statute, Glenbrook South and

Glenbrook North High Schools

will destroy temporary records

for Class of 2014 graduates on

June 30.

Students who have graduated,

transferred or withdrawn

from GBS or GBN and would

like to take possession of their

temporary records may do

so by contacting the school’s

registrar in writing prior to

June 30. Please mail requests

to Glenbrook South, 4000 W.

Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60026

or Glenbrook North, 2300

Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL

60062. Only temporary records

will be destroyed.

In accordance with the Illinois

Student Records Act,

Glenbrook South and Glenbrook

north will retain the official

transcript, records requests

and health records.

School News

Northbrook graduates

University of Iowa

Justin Berg, Matthew Tedeschi,

Michael Saperstein,

Skyler Hendricks, Garrett

Cohen, Natalya Tesdahl,

Nicholas Caputo, Robert

Gerstein, Anthony Forchetti,

Meredith Hermeling, Emily

Schwandner, and Erik

Anderson, all of Northbrook,

graduated from the University

of Iowa.

Tuffs University

Colleen Doolan, of Northbrook,

graduated with a degree

in biology (BS), Summa Cum

Laude, and Jared Sawyer, of

Northbrook, graduated with a

degree in biology (BS), Cum


Wesleyan University

Danielle Rothschild, of

Northbrook, earned a BA degree

in Psychology and Science

in Society from Wesleyan

University. Rothschild received

Honors in Psychology.

Rothschild previously attended

Glenbrook North High


Students recognized

Bradley University

Grace Elisco, of Northbrook,

was awarded the Ray

Zarvell Student Leadership

Award during the annual Student

Leadership Awards at

Bradley University.

This award recognizes the

outstanding contributions of

a Bradley University student

who has contributed to the success

of the University through

their personal commitment and

enthusiasm for the betterment

of its student body, academic

or co-curricular departments,

student organizations, the Peoria

community and the University

as a whole. Sponsored by

the Bradley University Parents’

Board of Directors

Students named to the dean’s list

Clemson University

Jack W. Chapman, of

Northbrook, was named to

the dean’s list at Clemson


Chapman, whose major is

Environmental Engineering,

made the Dean’s List for the

spring 2019 semester. To be

named to the Dean’s List, a

student achieved a grade-point

average between 3.50 and 3.99

on a 4.0 scale.

University of Illinois at Urbana


Thomas Weller, of Northbrook,

was named to the dean’s


School News is compiled by Editor

Martin Carlino. To submit, email


Nico Mueller is surrounded by her new fifth-grade friends: Natalie Wayne, Samantha Jacobs, Emma

McGough, Olivia Izenstark, Jake Wetter and Noa Levin. Photos Submitted

Nora Project builds friendships, empathy at Meadowbrook

Submitted by District 28

Fourth- and fifth-grade students

at Meadowbrook School experienced

the true meaning of friendship

as they developed empathy

and understanding for students

with disabilities through a year of


The students with disabilities

spend time in typical classrooms

as much as possible during their

school day, but this year they had

an opportunity to further expand

their social circle.

Following the model established

by the national organization The

Nora Project, typically developing

students were introduced to students

with disabilities from other

classrooms. The classroom students

spent time with their ‘Nora’

friends, learning about their disability,

planning activities together

and interviewing the students’


Fifth-grade teacher Jess Lifshitz

and fourth-grade teacher Katy

Wetter led the program, and coordinated

classroom visits for the

students with disabilities, some of

whom traveled from other schools.

Jack Foster is surrounded by his Nora friends, are Noah Warner,

Janey Seay, Payton Walker, and Sami Abrams and Jax Scibor, his

kindergarten friend.

“They learned what it means to

be a friend and how many ‘sames’

and ‘differences’ exist in all of us,”

said Nora Geraghty, (no relation)

assistant director of student services

who introduced the program.

The project culminated with

Nora Night, when videos produced

by each classroom featuring

the students with disabilities

are shown to parents and friends.

Six students with disabilities were

featured in separate videos last


“I don’t think I realized how

much every child would gain from

the project,” Lifshitz said. “Everybody

learned so much about being

a better friend and doing a better

job thinking of others before themselves.

It was beautiful to watch.”

She plans to continue the project

next year with hopes of more

classrooms joining the effort.

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New JCC art exhibition brings the faces

of Tel Aviv to Northbrook, Page 33

Israeli photographer Erez Kaganovitz talks over his

36-piece photography exhibit called “Humans of Tel

Aviv,” which is now on display at the JCC. Photos

Courtesy of Lynn Renee

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the northbrook tower | June 20, 2019 | 33

‘Humans of Tel Aviv’ art exhibition arrives at JCC

Zoe Engels, Editorial Intern

The grandchildren of

a Holocaust survivor, a

young boy guffawing in

the arms of his nanny and a

dog wearing a lion’s mane

— these are the faces of Tel

Aviv, captured in a 36-piece

photograph collection by

Israeli photographer Erez


The images and their accompanying

captions comprise

an exhibition called

“Humans of Tel Aviv,”

which officially opened

June 2 at the Jewish Community

Center in Northbrook.

The opening coincided

with Chicago Loves

Israel, a day of community

celebration in honor of Israel’s

71st anniversary.

The room of the Northbrook

JCC where the exhibition

is held – often subdued

– is now vibrant and

colorful as the photographs

characterize the street

cultures, fashionistas and

events of Tel Aviv.

“I think it’s natural to

kickoff the exhibition here

in Northbrook, especially

as we celebrate Chicago

Loves Israel,” said Ilene

Uhlmann, the director of

arts and ideas for JCC Chicago.

“This (exhibition) is

something that we can all

come together around, have

discussions, learn from and

grow from, and understand

that Israel is a country like

every other country.

“And, the people (of Israel)

are what make the

country. It’s not one face.

It’s many faces, many colors

and many perspectives.”

During his global travels,

Kaganovitz said he

often gets asked, “So you

are coming from Israel? Is

that the place where people

are being exploded all

the time?” or “Israel, isn’t

that the place where you

are constantly at war with

your neighbors?” He said

he hopes to alter these misconceptions

about Israel

through his photography.

“My goal is to give

people around the world

an inside look into the rich

and the remarkably diverse

lives of Tel Avivian’s and

showcase Israeli multiculturalism

and vibrant civil

society,” Kaganovitz said.

“What I love most about

this project is that I can

reach people in a way that

I’m not forcing my ideas

Israeli photographer Erez Kaganovitz poses for a

photo in front of his “Humans of Tel Aviv” photography

collection, which is on display at the JCC. Photos

Courtesy of Lynn Renee

upon others, but rather simply

taking a photo, telling

a story and letting it speak

for itself.”

Before returning to Israel,

Kaganovitz spoke at

the exhibition’s opening.

According to Uhlmann,

Kaganovitz shared that he

had discovered his passion

for photography while

traveling in India where his

“senses came to life.”

In 2012, he was further

inspired by the “Humans of

New York” Project, a collection

of street photography

and portraits accompanied

by often emotional and

inspirational interviews.

“What (Kaganovitz) expresses

is, Israel is a multicultural,

diverse and civil

society, and when he saw

‘Humans of New York,’ it

occurred to him that [photography]

was a way that he

could change the dialogue

around Israel by telling the

stories of people that live

there,” Uhlmann said.

For Kaganovitz, photography

became a conversation-starter

— a

way to speak through images

while simultaneously

bridging generational divides,

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Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook

(2095 Landwehr Road)

Shabbat dinner featuring

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Enjoy a delicious Shabbat

dinner and hear the

exciting journey of a teenage

boy who rediscovered

his life. Rabbi Matisyahu

Devlin, on June 28, with

services starting at 7 p.m.

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Tickets are $28 for adults,

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21st Annual Helene

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Get tickets for Congregation

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Meets West, featuring Cantors

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Marcelo Gindlin (Malibu

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and Steven Stoehr

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at North Shore Center for

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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

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call (847) 498-4100.

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author, July 19, at 8 p.m.

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Autographed copies of his

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(3025 Walters Ave.)

Community Breakfast

Join for a monthly, free

community breakfast

held each second Sunday

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welcome. Our Sunday

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Islamic Cultural Center of Greater

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Sunday Talk

Every Sunday the Islamic

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Join on June 21 and June

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Torah & Politics: A Friendly


The community is invited

to a friendly debate and

lively conversation. “Torah,

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all of those, his four children,

eleven grandchildren

and wife came first.

Daughter Jacki Gronau

Michael recited some of

the life lessons her father


“Be nice to everyone,”

“have ‘a guy’ for everything,”

and “live life to the

fullest.” He pretty much

had a smile on his face all

the time,” she said. “And at

the end of every phone call

he said ‘I love you.’”

Then there was Peg, his

wife of 36 years.

“He just loved her so

much,” said close friend

Dave Nash. He told the

story of how Gronau had

recently turned to his wife

and said, “I love you even

more today than I did


Kurt Gronau is survived

by his wife, Peg (Coleman),

four children, and eleven

grandchildren: Gretchen

(Michael) Wooldridge

(Merritt and Calvin) of

Morton Grove, IL, Jacki

(Timothy) Michael (Harley

and Sloan) of Lake Bluff,

Rodd (Sarah) Specketer

(Sadie, James, Miles, Elizabeth,

and Wells) of Lake

Bluff, and Melanie (Sean)

Walsh (Molly and Jack) of

Lake Forest, his two sisters,

Carol (Harvey) Applegate

of Omaha, NE, and Judy

Duszak of Libertyville,

IL, and nieces Michelle

Blanchard, Kim Bezek, and

nephew, Chris Duszak. He

was preceded in death by

his parents.

Dolores Timmer

Dolores “Dee” Timmer,

of Northbrook, died June 3.

She was the beloved

wife of the late Raymond

H. Timmer; loving mother

of Scott Lewis (Shelley

Ann) Brown and the late

Lewis David Brown; cherished

grandmother of Scott

and Michael; proud great

grandmother Kendal, Gabrielle

and Camille; dear

sister of the late Eugene


Timmer was part of the

North Shore Place Community

for several years. She

was very close to Christine

DeConcilis formerly with

North Shore Place and also

Wendi Bergquist of Guardian

Hospice. Wendi and

the staff were very loving

and attentive to her and

she loved her time at North

Shore Place.

Timmer was grateful to

the very end for the loving

care she received from

Wendi, Justine, and all

of the North Shore Place

staff. Her hobby was her

husband Raymond (who

has passed) and her sons

Scott and Lewis. She will

be laid to rest next to Lewis

Brown, her younger son.

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the northbrook tower | June 20, 2019 | 35


From Page 33

tions at the JCC, said.

The exhibition is scheduled

to travel around the

metropolitan area and into

Wisconsin over the course

of the next year. It will be on

display at the JCC in Northbrook

until June 30, and the

exhibition’s next stop is on

July 12 at the Shabbat on

the Lake event at the Peggy

Notebaert Nature Museum

in Lincoln Park.

According to Uhlmann,

as the exhibition continues

to travel, the JCC Chicago

plans to move it to both

secular and sacred spaces.

At times, the JCC Chicago

intends to host purposeful

programming events,

which involve a lunch-andlearn

surrounding the photographs,

At other times,

the exhibition will meet

people where they are, such

as in coffee shops, so as to

inspire conversations and

build connections among

observers through the stories

of each photograph.

“After photographing

more than a 1,000 people

for this project, I came to

the conclusion that every

person has a story to tell,”

Kaganovitz said. You just

need to find the right key to

unlock it.”




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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 ago.

“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 Shore.”

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


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


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

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.

mussel frites ($19), consisting

of a bowl of one

pound of Prince Edward

Island mussels with shallots

and garlic, all soaking

in Flying Dog oyster stout

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys talk state basketball changes,

announce area softball honors

with Jakob Sorkin

Sorkin was an all-conference

player for the

Glenbrook North boys

lacrosse team.

When and why did

you start playing


I started playing in fifth

grade and it was because a

couple of my fiends started

playing and I wanted to get

a new sport when I moved

down here. I got introduced

to the park district

league and I really enjoyed

it, so I kept playing it.

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.

Second Period

The guys announce the

2019 Softball Team 22.

Third Period

The three announce the

Coach and Player of the


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What do you like most

about the sport?

I really like the team

chemistry that you build

and going out there and

having everyone play for

each other.

Do you have any

superstitions before a


I put my right cleat on

first and left cleat on second.

I always keep my

mouthguard in my bag until

the game starts.

What is your favorite

sports moment?

Last year, senior night

against Evanston, we were

down 7-2 going into the

second half and we came

back to win 13-12 after all

the fans left already.

What is one thing

people don’t know

about you?

That I played hockey before

I got to high school. I

was actually pretty good.

What would you do if

you won the lottery?

I would get my parents

something nice, move

somewhere warm and give

the rest to charity.

If you could be any

superhero, which

super power would

you want?

I want something along

the lines of Superman, be

able to fly, be super strong.

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If you could play any

other sport, which

would it be?

I would play basketball.

I’ve always played it but

never been good enough.

What is one thing on

your bucket list?

I would probably want

to go to every MLB stadium.

I’ve been to three

so far.

If you could be any

animal, which would

you be?

I would be an eagle so I

can see everything.

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Northbrook resident takes

part in GLASA swim event

Nick Frazier

Contributing Sports Editor

There were plenty of

feel-good stories to go

around on the North Shore.

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 Wilmette.

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 organization.”

The North Shore had

three athletes take part in

Northbrook native Emily Duff competes in the mixed

50-meter freestyle at the Great Lakes Games on

Saturday, June 15, at Lake Forest High School. Nick

Frazier/22nd Century Media

the swim meet at Lake Forest

High School. Emily

Duff, a 15-year-old from

Northbrook, took part in

the 50-meter freestyle. The

incoming Glenbrook North

freshman received plenty

of applause as she finished

the race.

Julia Tanna, a Lake Bluff

resident, competed in the

mixed 50-meter breaststroke

and the 100-meter


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


Meanwhile, Wilmettenative

Jordan Heinrich

competed in six total

events. Her best finish

came in the mixed 100-meter

backstroke, when Heinrich

completed the race in

2:16.30 to place second.

Heinrich, 16, also swam

well in the mixed 50-meter

backstroke, finishing second

in her heat.

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, 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 athletes.

“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 missions and

being inclusive. It’s one

of our strongest partners,

we’re very appreciative

for the partnership that we

have in Lake Forest High


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the northbrook tower | June 20, 2019 | 43

Softball Player of the Year

Michi shows growth in junior season

Michael Wojtychiw

Contribuing 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 leader.

“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. “So I

think it was important to

step up and be that person

for the team.”

Her leadership skills

and play on the field is

why 22nd Century Media

named Michi its Girls

Softball Player of the


Michi finished the year

with a .494 batting average,

.545 on-base percentage,

.843 slugging

percentage, 1.387 onbase-plus-slugging


while also tacking

on a team-leading seven

home runs, 52 RBI and 10


Loyola coach Michelle

Farrell-Fink has seen a lot

of improvement from her

star shortstop during her

first three seasons.

The Loyola coach

watched a shy freshman

become a junior who

cracks jokes in the dugout,

keeping everyone loose.

Her switch from third

base to shortstop midway

through her sophomore

season was an example of

how adaptable Michi can

be and what Farrell-Fink

believes shaped her into

the player she is today.

“She’s just worked

so hard to become such

a phenomenal hitter,”

Farrell-Fink said. “But

what’s really nice to see

is her finding her voice

and becoming such a

great leader. The Marisa

that we played with this

year was so different from

freshman year, being able

to keep things light in the


Even though Michi has

had success, she still sees

that there are some things

she could improve on this

summer during club ball.

“I definitely still continue

working on hitting, but

I like to focus a little more

on my fielding as well,”

she said. “For my summer

team I’m not only an infielder

but I do play outfield

too. So I think I need

to focus a lot on getting

practice in at every position

I play.”

Michi will return next

year to lead a loaded

Loyola squad that loses

only one senior from a

team that won 20 or more

games for the second consecutive






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Dana Boehmer didn’t

like what happened last


The Glenbrook South

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 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 inconsistency 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.

Glenbrook South softball head coach Dana Boehmer

was named 22nd Century Media’s 2019 Softball Coach

of the Year. 22nd Century Media File Photo

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


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.”

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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.


Kathryn Kinsella, LA


• .393 BA, 6 2B; The

veteran infielder and

pitcher was another GCAC

All-Conference member

for the Ramblers.


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.


Jadin Knowles, LFA


• .654 BA, .98 fielding

percentage; The Caxy star

also hit two home runs

and was a team captain

as a junior.


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



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



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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Schneider wins national championship with Wisconsin

Michal Dwojak, Sports Editor

Caitlin Schneider had

the winning part down.

The former Glenbrook

girls hockey player knew

what it’s like to play in

high-level games after

winning a state championship

with her high

school team. So when the

University of Wisconsin-

Madison women’s hockey

player prepared to play

in the Badger’s nationalchampionship

game, she

knew how to handle the

nerves and the pressure of

playing in a high-stakes


What Schneider didn’t

expect was to get the opportunity

to have a role

in the team’s push toward

the end of the season.

“It’s a really long journey

to get where we are,”

Schneider said. “There are

a lot of ups and downs as

a team, but as a whole,

coming to the tournament

we knew what we wanted

to do and talked about

what our end goal for the


The sophomore increased

her role down

the stretch because of a

teammate’s injury. Her

minutes increased and she

became a bigger piece of

the Badger’s defense, the

No. 1 team in the NCAA

Tournament. She tallied

four of her 10 points in the

month of March, tallying

two goals and two assists.

She was nervous about

stepping into the new role,

but she had worked hard

for it during her first two

seasons on campus. The

Badger had used her initial

season to get used to

collegiate hockey, and she

was ready to show off the

hard work.

Schneider had an assist

in on of the three final

games for the Badgers, but

she held a key presence on

defense to help Wisconsin

take down Minnesota on

March 24.

“It’s extremely overwhelming

with a lot of

emotions, being happy, almost

like relief too, all of

this is worth it at the end,”

Schneider said of winning

the national championship.

What the Glenbrook

South alumna didn’t

know, however, was all

the thrill that came along

with playing at the national

stage. The players

attended banquets surrounding

the finals site

in Hamden, Conn., with

an opening ceremony and

other extra places where

players needed to be other

than the hockey rink.

The extracurriculars

continued after the finals

too. Wisconsin players

have gone to different

events celebrating their

national championship,

including attending a Milwaukee

Brewers game.

Schneider also noted

the support they’ve gotten

from the community,

which came as a surprise

to her given that they play

a women’s sport.

All of this has given the

players, including Schneider,

the experience of a


“It was pretty crazy all

around,” Schneider said.

“As far as my hockey

career, probably one of

the more memorable moments

in my career I’ve


Glenbrook girls hockey alumna Caitlin Schneider won a national championship with the University of Wisconsin-

Madison women’s hockey team. Photos submitted

The celebrations have

been fun, but it hasn’t delayed

the work for the next

season. Wisconsin has

already started skating to

get ready for the chance to

defend its national championship,

because that’s

how the Badgers won it in

the first place.

But with the focus shifting

toward the future,

Schneider won’t forget

the memories she made

her sophomore season.

“I’m so grateful for the

opportunity and so grateful

to the people that I

have,” Schneider said.

“It’s an experience I probably

won’t forget.”

Schneider poses with her teammates.

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the northbrook tower | June 20, 2019 | 47

Going Places

Heywood excited to keep volleyball in her life

Michal Dwojak, Sports Editor

22nd Century media

file photo


STARS of the

School WEEK

1. Ethan Brodell

(Above) The Glenbrook

North boys

volleyball player

was one of a few

Spartans named

to 22nd Century

Media’s Team 22

all-area teams.

2. Grace Heywood

North’s girls volleyball

and softball

player ended

her Spartans

career and will go

on to play volleyball

for University

of Northwestern


3. Jakob Sorkin The

Spartan boys lacrosse

player was

a key factor for

the Spartans in

the spring when

North made a

deep postseason


Glenbrook North alumna Grace Heywood will continue her volleyball career with the University of Northwestern

Ohio. 22nd Century Media File Photo

Volleyball didn’t always

seem to be the clear answer

for Grace Heywood.

The sport was something

fun for her to do, but

she never really thought

about having the sport in

her life after high school.

Things changed when

she had a new club coach

who approached her about

playing volleyball beyond

high school.

Heywood started to look

into it more and decided

she wanted to take control

of her college decision.

She looked around at different

schools and after

spending time at the University

of Northwestern

Ohio, it all made sense to


“I just kind of like the

vibe around these girls,”

Heywood said. “That had

a big part in it.”

Northwestern Ohio

made its impression on

Heywood right away when

she visited campus at the

beginning of her senior

year. Although she just

took a regular tour with

the school, she fell in love

with the different aspects.

When she got a chance

to meet the players and

coaches, it all seemed to

be perfect.

The players showed

how close they were with

each other, a key for Heywood.

That translated well

onto the court when Heywood

practiced with the

team and got a feel for how

things take place with the

program. The coaches also

had positive conversations

with the players, even if it

wasn’t the most positive


All of this helped her realize

the program has what

she looked for in collegiate


“It makes me feel really

good about the people

I’ll be around,” Heywood

said. “It’s not a huge college

so you kind of know

anyone around and there’s

always someone you can

go to.”

Heywood will also be

happy to bring volleyball

with her. The sport was a

way for her to meet new

people when she transferred

into Glenbrook

North her junior year and

now she’s excited for it to

help her to a new part of

her life. She wasn’t ready

to be done with the sport,

which is why she made

an emphasis to focus on

her recruitment to find the

school that would let her

play the sport while also

excel academically.

“I think going to college

but also being on a team is

going to make it a much

easier transition into the

new place and always being

around these people,”

Heywood said of being

part of the volleyball team.

“That’ll make things really

easy for me.”

She’s already getting

ready for the season, doing

individual workouts.

She’ll start doing team-required

workouts soon and

then will leave a month

early before the academic

year starts to join the team

for preseason practices.

The challenge of playing

at the collegiate level

might seem daunting on

the surface, but Heywood

is excited for the challenge.

He’s not going to

change anything, she just

is happy to have volleyball

when she didn’t on it being

a factor heading into college.

“I’m just going to try

to do what I’ve always

done,” Heywood said. “I

think I’m ready, I just need

to stay calm.”

Listen Up

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity and so grateful

to the people that I have,.”

Caitlin Schneider — The Glenbrook girls hockey player

alumna on winning a championship with Wisconsin.

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What to watch this week

TAKE TO THE LINKS: Now that summer is starting,

get those golf clubs out and hit the greens.

Visit any of your local park district golf courses


44 - Softball Coach of the Year

43 - Softball Player of the Year

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The Northbrook Tower | June 20, 2019 | NorthbrookTower.com

Looking forward

Heywood ready for next chance, Page 47

Naming the best Announcing the

best area softball players, Page 45

Glenbrook girls hockey alumna earns experience of

lifetime with University of Wisconsin, Page 46

Glenbrook girls hockey alumna Caitlin Schneider won a national championship with the

University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s hockey team. Photo submitted

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