No place for hate

Wilmette D39 approves resolution

following incident, Page 3

Public outcry

Proposed new tax in Kenilworth angers

residents, Page 6

Special honor

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academic achievement, Page 12

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Armchair Travels

1-2:30 p.m. June 27,

Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave. Masterpieces

of the Hermitage

in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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historian and co-owner of

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The Roots of American


7-8 p.m. June 28, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Music &

Influence: The Kingston

Trio & Peter, Paul, and

Mary. Join Wilmette resident

Steve Justman in a

concert covering the music

and influence of Peter,

Paul and Mary and the

Kingston Trio.


United churches celebration

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

Vattman Park, Wilmette.

All are invited to a celebration

of the Holy Eucharist

at a Unity Mass as

the Village’s two historic

Roman Catholic parishes,

Saint Joseph and Saint

Francis Xavier, prepare to

formally join together on

July 1. A picnic gathering

is set to begin immediately

following the mass in Vattmann



Wilmette Writers Group

7-8:30 p.m. July 2, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. This group

meets weekly and offers

peer reviews of submitted

works within a supportive

environment. Facilitator

Julie Johnson coordinates

the group. Newcomers



Yankee Doodle Dash

8 a.m. July 3, Gillson

Park, Wilmette. New

name, new day, new distance

(5K) and prizes for

Most Patriotic Costume.

Register at www.wilmettepark.org.


Film Screening: Go Green


7 p.m. July 8, Wilmette

Theatre, 1122 Central

Ave., Wilmette. Matt Ryan

of The Talking Farm will

lead a discussion following,

“The Biggest Little

Farm,” a film about a couple’s

eight-year quest to

quit city living and create

harvests in harmony with

nature, from barren farmland.

Sponsored by Go

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Theatre. Cost is $10.

Under the Stars

Sunset July 13, Gillson

Beach, Wilmette.

Gather your camping gear

and round up the kids

for Wilmette’s Gillson

Beach Campout. As the

sun sets, roast marshmallows

around the camp fire

and enjoy some familyfriendly

entertainment. At

sunrise enjoy cereal, juice

and coffee before your

memorable stay draws to

a close. All children must

be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Staff will

be available during the

entire event. Visit www.

wilmettepark.org for more


Using FamilySearch to

develop family history

10:30 a.m. July 20, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Learn how

to search the extensive

free databases available at

FamilySearch.org, to start

or extend your personal

genealogy as well as store

your information on FamilySearch’s

Family Tree.

Presented by Julie Busse,

genealogist with 30+ years

of experience, and currently

the Director of the

Wilmette Family History


Singing Contest

All day July 20,

throughout Wilmette.

The Wilmette/Kenilworth

Chamber is excited to announce

a new addition to

the Sidewalk Sale — a

singing contest.

The contest is open to

singers of all abilities,

ages 9 and over. A panel

of judges will select a winner

in each of three categories:

Age Group 9-15;

Age Group 16-21; and

Age Group 21+. Prizes

will be awarded to winners

in each age group. Space

is limited, so reserve your

spot at www.wilmettekenilworth.com.

Songs must

be submitted via email as

MP3 or Wave files by July

10. Performers will receive

a confirmation email

with a time slot. For more

information, call (847)

251-3800 or email info@


Antiques Appraisal with

Frederick Dose

2 p.m. July 22, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. Find out what

to look for when evaluating

your old treasures.

The first 35 to sign up may

bring a hand held item or

photo of larger items such

as furniture, for evaluation

by Mr. Dose, who has been

evaluating art and antiques

since 1982.

For artwork, provide

artist’s name prior to the

program. No jewelry or

accessories. Register via

the online calendar or call

(847) 256-6935.


French Market

Wilmette’s French Market

on Saturdays features

fresh produce, breads,

flowers and other artisanal

goods in the commuter lot

just north of the Wilmette

Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette

Ave. Check it out

from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. weekly.

Type 1 Diabetes Lounge

7 p.m., second Wednesday,

Wilmette Public

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. The Type 1 Diabetes

Lounge provides a supportive

social network

with monthly programs

provided by medical and

technical professionals

with topics such as research

updates, cuttingedge

technologies, management

techniques and

lifestyle issues.

Connect with peers to

exchange information,

feelings and ideas for creative

problem solving.

Find out more at type1diabeteslounge.org.

World War II Veterans’


10-11:30 a.m., third

Wednesday of every

month, Wilmette Public

Library, 1242 Wilmette

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II veterans gather for lively

conversation and plentiful

coffee. Participants rarely

miss a meeting. Newcomers

are welcome.

Observation Days

By appointment, weekdays,

Rose Hall Montessori

School, 1140 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette.

Observation days are held

every day at Rose Hall, so

call the school to schedule

an appointment.

Observe a classroom,

meet with the director and

learn about how a Montessori

school can benefit

your child. Schedule an

appointment by emailing


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Tuesday Tours, Baker

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By appointment, 9-10

a.m., Tuesdays, Baker

Demonstration School,

201 Sheridan Road, Wilmette.

Baker welcomes

parents to schedule an

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eighth-grade classrooms

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while school is in session.

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Resolution addressing June 5 bomb threat condemns hate

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

In light of a June 5

bomb threat that included

anti-Semitic language and

graffiti written in a bathroom

stall at Wilmette

Junior High School, the

Wilmette School District

39 Board of Education

approved a resolution

condemning hate and

deepening the district’s

commitment to a positive

school environment at

its Monday, June 17 meeting.

“I’m so proud to be

apart of this resolution

today with all of you,”

board member Ellen

Sternweiler said. “This

took all of us and everybody

did not hesitate to

step up and stand behind

this and work on this together.

I think this is a

really important turning

point in our district.”

In the resolution, the

board directed district

administration to commit

to and present a clear, actionable,

timely and sustainable

plan to reduce instances

of harassment and

intolerance throughout

the district. The resolution

added that the district

is committed to working

with outside experts to

further challenge hate and

improve the climate within

District 39 schools.

“I believe this may be

some of the most important

work we do as a

board,” board member

Amy Poehling said. “I

look forward to really

digging in, hearing a tangible

and actionable plan

and bringing about something

positive out of a

situation that has been so

unsettling to our community.”

The board has been

working on the issue of

combating hate well before

the June 5 incident

occurred. The board adopted

a statement of inclusion

at its August 2017


“When we passed the

statement of inclusion,

that was meaningful to

us and we’re going to

stand behind that,” board

member Mark Steen said.

“This is a step. There’s a

lot more work we’re going

to do after this. We

will recommit ourselves

tonight, but we recognize

that we’ll do much more.”

Board Vice President

Frank Panzica expressed

the importance of turning

the resolution into action.

“I’m looking forward

to regular updates on this

topic,” he said. “I think

this has to be something

that we have a certain

cadence of bringing it up

and discussing it and that

it doesn’t become just a

resolution. It’s important

that this remains top of

mind and doesn’t drift

into the background.”

Superintendent Dr. Ray

Lechner attended his final

board meeting as he

retires after 20 years of

service to the district on

July 1. At last month’s


A brief recap of School Board action from June 17

• The board approved the appointment of Kristin

Swanson as administrator of student services for

the 2019-2020 school year.

•The board approved the administrators’

compensation and benefits plan.

•The board approved the 2019-2021 Wilmette

Education Association collective bargaining


meeting, the district’s

early childhood program

was renamed the Lechner

Early Education Program,

as he created the program

in his first position at the

district as director of student


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Langdon Beach closes due

to ‘significant erosion’

Eric DeGrechie, Editor

The Langdon Beach

swimming beach has been

closed until further notice

according to the Wilmette

Park District.

The decision to close

Langdon was made Monday

evening, June 17, according

to Stephen Wilson,

executive director of

the Wilmette Park District.

A protective fence was

placed on Tuesday, June


Officials had considered

closing the beach in 2018

due to similar issues.

“The difference this year

is that the lake levels are

even higher and the erosion

has continued causing

Langdon to have very

little sand on the beach,

rocks to be exposed in the

water and the reduction of

the dune path that allowed

for safe passage down the

bluff,” Wilson said.

On Wednesday, a construction

truck moved

rocks along the beach

while officials took down

swimming ropes and


Langdon, established

as a swimming beach in

2007, has seen significant

erosion over the last few

years according to Wilson.

In the summer of 2018, the

shoreline had diminished

such that the Park District

considered shutting

it down for the safety of


As a temporary solution,

a 10-foot wide dune

path was created to allow

Langdon to remain open

last summer. This path has

now been reduced to 3 feet

by rising water levels, less

than a typical 5-foot wide

A construction truck moves rocks along Langdon

Beach June 19, in Wilmette. Photos by Eric

DeGrechie/22nd Century Media

High and dangerous lake levels caused by erosion are

shown at the beach.


Due to the erosion

caused by the waters of

Lake Michigan rising so

significantly in the first

half of 2019, the decision

was made to close down

Langdon Beach until conditions

improve or an alternative

solution is developed.

“Depending on weather

patterns, the sand can be

replenished by the lake

rather quickly. We will

however monitor Langdon

throughout the season in

hopes of re-opening,” Wilson

said. “Gillson Beach

remains fully operational,

despite the elevated lake


The community will still

have full access to Langdon

Park and the tot lot;

however, there will no longer

be access to the lake.

According to

Earlier this month, Lake

Michigan hit the highest

water levels ever recorded

in the month of June due

to heavier-than-normal

rainfall and snow melt

from the winter months according

to the U.S. Army

Corps of Engineers. The

increased precipitation has

also increased water levels

to record numbers at Lake

Erie and Lake Superior.

For more information

regarding Langdon Beach,

contact Wilson at swilson@wilpark.org

or (847)


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Kenilworth Village Board

Opponents of TIF move meeting to larger space

Fouad Egbaria

Freelance Reporter

For a second straight

meeting, residents expressed

staunch opposition

to a proposal to bring

a tax increment financing,

or TIF, district to

Kenilworth’s commercial


Residents packed the

small Village Hall meeting

room in May for a public

hearing on the subject, and

did so again during the Village

Board’s Monday, June

17 regular meeting — this

time held in the larger Assembly

Hall meeting space

across the street.

The Village Board is

scheduled to vote on the

TIF proposal during its

July regular meeting.

A tax increment financing

district — more commonly

referred to by its

acronym, TIF — is a financing

tool by which municipalities

can leverage

incremental tax revenue

within a district throughout

the life of a TIF. Incremental

property tax revenue

increases within the

district are then diverted to

a separate TIF fund, which

is used to fund various

improvements within the


Village President Ann

Potter, addressing concerns

expressed at the

May meeting regarding

eminent domain, said the

board would include language

in the TIF proposal

that would allow residents

whose properties fall within

the proposed TIF district

to opt out of inclusion

in the TIF.

“The Village has absolutely

no intention of

using eminent domain to

take any property in the

TIF district or in any other

part of town,” Potter said.

“I realize now that it was

wrong for us to not to be in

touch personally and individually

with the property

owners who fall within the


“I believe if we had sat

down with you at the beginning

of this process, we

could have explained in

detail what we are hoping

to achieve with a TIF and

how you could benefit by

being in the district.”

In addition, she and the

board agreed to the formation

of an ad hoc committee

made up of residents

and business owners that

would offer recommendations

to the board regarding

potential development

options within the TIF district.

She also proposed an

intergovernmental agreement

with the Joseph Sears

School District to address

additional per-student

funding reimbursement if

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the TIF leads to an uptick

in enrollment at the school

that would not be covered

by the school funding formula.

Residents reiterated a

number of reservations

expressed at the May

public hearing, including

concerns regarding a lack

of specific development

plans in hand for the TIF

district prior to the TIF’s

approval and opposition to

the TIF from New Trier.

New Trier School District

203 Superintendent

Paul Sally expressed the

school district’s opposition

to TIF districts, generally.

“It’s our obligation as a

school to be good stewards

of taxpayer dollars while

maintaining the exceptional

value of a New Trier education,”

Sally said. “TIFs

artificially increase our tax

rate to fund the improvements

that have nothing to

do with our stewardship or

the value of a New Trier


If the TIF were approved,

Sally added he

would also want an intergovernmental


with the Village, similar to

the one proposed by Potter

with respect to Joseph


Resident John Dienner

questioned the lack of

immediate development

plans for the TIF district.

“It strikes me that if

there aren’t any plans

for that redevelopment,

you’ve got the cart before

the horse,” he said.

Resident Emily D’Souza

echoed the sentiment regarding



“I wish that there was

something more solid before

the actual TIF is approved,”

she said.

Other residents suggested

the Village continue to

work under the framework

of its 2008 comprehensive

plan, while others argued

the details of that plan

should be revisited and

possibly reconsidered in

light of modern business


“I would urge you before

you go ahead with

redeveloping Green Bay

Road according to that

plan, that you really think

about maybe it’s been the

problem all along,” resident

Vivian Vahlberg said.

Vahlberg also pointed

out the decline in retail

since the 2008 comprehensive

plan was created.

“In that time frame

[since 2008] is the cratering

of small retail,” she

said. “So you have a plan

that’s premised on a lot

of small retail producing

money, when there [are]

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Police Reports

Alleged Wilmette Starbucks

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restroom during delivery

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with felony


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12:11 a.m.

June 18 at Cruz


3232 Lake Ave., Wilmette.

Officers responded to a

reported burglary in process.

Securitas Security

Company contacted this

department regarding a

motion alarm inside the


Further investigation

revealed Cruz had snuck

in during a delivery and

locked himself in the ladies’

restroom between

10:23-10:55 p.m. After

the delivery driver left,

Cruz allegedly exited the

restroom, ate a breakfast

sandwich and stole four

apple juice boxes with a

total value of $16.90.

He was in the store

when police arrived and

was taken into custody

without incident.

Cruz is currently on parole

for burglary. Felony

burglary charges were approved

and the offender

was held for bond court.

June 20

• Paul Edward Kaulu Keaweehu,

49, of Chicago,

was arrested and charged

on two separate counts

of violation of an order

of protection following a

June 15 incident at Jewel-Osco,

1517 Sheridan

Road, Wilmette. On June

19, he turned himself in

to Wilmette Police. Between

7:03-7:08 a.m.

June 15 Keaweehu allegedly

entered the store and

engaged in an argument

with store employees in

presence of the petitioner.

He left before officers arrived.

At 8:21 a.m. June

17 Keaweehu was seen

outside the store. Jewel-

Osco is a protected location

on the Order of Protection.

• A resident reported that

he purchased $2,500

worth of Best Buy gift

cards at 6:40 p.m. June 19

and provided the redemption

codes to a caller who

threatened to cancel their

computer security program

unless he complied.

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Library’s summer reading

programing gets underway

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

The Wilmette Public

Library’s youth summer

reading program, “A Universe

of Stories” got off to

an exciting start June 15

with an array of crafts and

a performance by kids band

Scribble Monster.

The program is geared

towards readers and prereaders

through grade 9.

Registration began on May

28 and runs through Aug.


Throughout the program,

participants record each

day they read, or are read

too, and earn prizes along

the way for hitting specific


The program, according

to Head of Youth Services

Andrea Vaughn Johnson,

is meant to help children

fall in love with the act of

reading. In order to achieve

this goal, she explained,

a few minor tweaks have

been made to this year’s


“In the past, one of the

criteria for the summer

reading club was to read 20

minutes per day,” Vaughn

Johnson said. “But, according

to the research I’ve been

reading, putting time on

how long someone should

read is not beneficial. Instead,

allowing a child to

determine the amount of

time spent reading is more

likely to result in a natural

love of reading.”

Along with allowing

children to control how

long they read, Vaughn

Johnson encourages freedom

when it comes to reading


“Let kids pick the books

they want to read,” she

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Wilmette’s Sharron Murray enjoys Scribble Monster

with her granddaughter June 15 at the Wilmette Public

Library. Photos by Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

Scribble Monster helps excite kids about summer


said. “When they choose

what they are truly interested

in reading, they will

naturally read for 20 minutes

or more.”

In addition to instilling

a love for reading, Vaughn

Johnson explained the importance

of reading over

the Summer months.

“Reading truly helps

prevent the summer slide,”

she said. “If a child doesn’t

read over the summer, they

can lose up to two months

worth of school learning

and the impact is cumulative.

Simply reading over

the summer means an easier

start to the school year

for students, teachers and


Outside of the research

and statistics, Vaughn

In Memoriam

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Wilmette resident Clohisy was

‘groundbreaker’ throughout life

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Johnson says the program

is plain-old fun. Classes

run all summer long for

various age groups to get


Children can learn how to

make ice cream with librarians,

play outdoor games,

create space-themed crafts,

attend story hours, learn

how to draw and so much


In addition, the library

will host an array of movie

screenings, improv acts,

music concerts and puppet

shows, making it nearly impossible

to stay away from

the library this summer.

For more information

pop into the youth services

department or register for

classes online at www.wilmettelibrary.info.




lived her life

serving God,

family and


along the Clohisy

way breaking

down gender barriers,

modeling wholesome family

values, demonstrating

exceptional leadership

skills, and making the best

fluff and peanut butter

sandwiches ever.

Raised during the Great

Depression, Marguerite

was 15 when her father

died. The loss only

strengthened the family’s

commitment to each other

and to their faith, and nurtured

the inner strength and


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empty storefronts all along

the North Shore.”

Several residents said

the board should put the

TIF proposal up to a referendum,

arguing the residents

would vote it down.

Resident Paul

O’Connor pointed to the

number of residents who

addressed the board in opposition

of the proposal

during the May public

hearing and the meeting

Monday night.

“If you’re so sure this

TIF is such a great idea,”

O’Connor said to the

board, “quit hiding behind

the procedural smokescreen

afforded by this TIF

statute and put the decision

to a Village referendum.”

upbeat attitude that would

underscore her entire life.

Marguerite, who died

June 17, at age 93, became

one of the first women to

graduate from Johns Hopkins

University with training

as a nurse anesthetist,

a field previously reserved

almost exclusively for men.

“She was a groundbreaker

in her day and all through

her life,” son-in-law Edward

Fay said. “She was

like Rosie the Riveter. She

really blazed a trail.”

While at college, she met

Warren Clohisy Jr., MD,

who was interning at Johns

Hopkins. They married in

1953 and she chose to give

up a medical career to become

the eventual mother

of ten, a job at which she

excelled. “She was always

there as a mother, whatever

you needed. She had an immense

capacity for parenting

and volunteering,” said

eldest daughter Bow Mc-

Guire, who recalled in particular

“her always sunny

positive attitude.”

The Clohisy family lived

at different times both in

Wilmette and Winnetka,

and the children went to

grade school at Saint Francis

and Faith Hope, where

she served as a volunteer

helping students with their

reading and working in the

school library. When they

moved on to high school

at Loyola Academy and

Woodlands Academy, she

took on leadership positions

in parent committees

and fundraising. She

received the Loyola Academy

President’s Award.

Later in life, she would

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With the focus of the

discussion being on ways

to improve the corridor

and spark development,

some residents indicated

that while they would like

to see improvements, they

generally like Kenilworth

the way that it is.

“I think Kenilworth

is a very special place,”

resident Agnes Prindiville

said. “I think it’s different

from other communities.

It’s different from Winnetka

and from Wilmette. I

like the difference.”

Although vastly outnumbered

by those in opposition,

several residents

expressed support for the

proposal and offered votes

of confidence in the board.

“I trust the board to do

its homework regarding

all this in a thorough, factbased

way,” resident Scott

Wallace said.

Resident Richard Nicolaides

praised the board

for thinking creatively and

considering other options

to fund improvements in

the village.

“We have an asset in

this community that is not

appreciated — the asset

is the potential commercial

district on Green Bay

Road,” Nicolaides said.

“This option seems to be

fair and appropriate. At the

end of the day, I do put my

trust in these leaders, and

I put my trust in the leaders

who will be there in future

years to use their good


“I have no doubt you all

will use your good judgment

in the future as you

have done in the past.”

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Chamber announces singing contest at July 20 Sidewalk Sale

Manny Francis

Herman and Rico

Charles Herman

Heidi Herman, of


Manny is a 4-yearold

Spaniel mix

and Rico, a Chihuahua-Sheltie. They both came

to us in early 2016 as rescues. We got Manny in

January. He is named because we had to pick him

up at a Pet Smart on Mannheim Road. Manny’s

twin sister lives with a wonderful family in

Evanston. Rico joined our family in May 2016, he

was 5 months old. Manny and Rico are every bit

brothers and best friends. Our boys love running

fast and free at Central Bark West. They love to sit

and chew on their antlers and dog toys.

To see your pet as Pet of the Week, send information to

eric@wilmettebeacon.com or 60 Revere Drive, Suite 888,

Northbrook, IL 60062.

Submitted by the


Chamber of Commerce

The Wilmette/Kenilworth

Chamber is excited

to announce a new

addition to the Sidewalk

Sale on Saturday, July 20

— a singing contest.

The contest is open to

singers of all abilities,

ages 9 and over. A panel

of judges will select a


From Page 6

• A resident told police

that on June 16 he purchased

an Apple I Pad on

Ebay. He stated that although

USPS records indicated

that the computer

was delivered to the lobby

of the apartment building

on June 18, it was not

there when he went to retrieve

the package.

• A complainant reported

that between Oct. 1, 2018

and June 19 this year an

unknown offender stole

her unsecured $900 kayak

from the storage rack at

the Gillson Sailing Beach,

100 Lake Ave.

June 19

• Santiago Pineda Lagunas,

49, of North Chicago,

was arrested at 7:59

a.m. June 18 after being

stopped for a traffic violation

in the 300 block

of Ridge Road. Lagunas,

winner in each of three

categories: Age Group

9-15; Age Group 16-21;

and Age Group 21+. Prizes

will be awarded to winners

in each age group.

When registering, each

performer is asked to

provide the name and description

of his/her song

and personal performance

history. Song selections

must be 90 seconds to 2

minutes in length, and

the driver, was allegedly

found to have a suspended

driver’s license. He was

issued citations and released

on scene.

• Israel Salgado, 45, of

Chicago, was arrested at

1:26 p.m. June 18 after

being stopped for a traffic

violation in the 2300

block of Glenview Road.

Salgado, the driver, was

found to allegedly have a

revoked driver’s license.

He was transported to the

station, processed, and released.

• A complainant reported

that the magnetic card

reader for the exterior entry

door was damaged and

forcibly removed from its

mount between 7 p.m. June

17 and 7 a.m. June 18 at the

Northshore Medical Offices,

1515 Sheridan Road.

June 18

• An unknown subject(s)

stole a two-story copper

downspout, valued at

should be “family-friendly”

with no explicit lyrics.

Performers are also asked

to dress in appropriate attire.

“We thought this would

be a really fun way to jazz

things up a little at the

Sidewalk Sale,” said Alejandro

Urzagaste, who is

the owner of North Shore

Music and the event’s entertainment


“We think everyone will

$200, betwen June 15-16

from St. John’s Lutheran

Church, 1235 Wilmette


• An unknown subject(s)

damaged three train cars

and spray-painted graffiti

between June 15-17 at the

CTA station, 349 Linden


June 16

• An unknown offender

stole two concrete grinders,

one demolition hammer

and one saw between

10 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 14

from an unsecured storage

locker on the construction

site at Loyola Academy,

1100 Laramie.

• A resident reported that

an unknown offender

removed $300 from his

wallet which he kept in a

drawer between June 8-14

at Citadel Care, 432 Poplar.

• Daniel Octon 27, of

Wood Dale, was arrested

following a traffic stop at

get a kick out of it.”

Space is limited, so reserve

your spot at www.


Songs must be submitted

via email as MP3 or

Wave files by July 10.

Performers will receive a

confirmation email with a

time slot. For more information,

call (847) 251-

3800 or email info@wilmettekenilworth.com.

5:31 p.m. June 14 in the

300 block of Ridge Road.

A database check allegedly

revealed that Octon’s

driver’s license was suspended.

He was taken into

custody, transported to the

station, processed and released

on bond.


June 14

• A resident reported

fraudulent bank activity

June 14 using the victim’s

identity. No monetary loss

to the victim was reported

at the time of the incident.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wilmette

Beacon Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found on file at the

Wilmette and Kenilworth police

headquarters. They are

ordered by the date the incident

was reported. Individuals

named in these reports

are considered innocent

of all charges until proven

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From Page 3

board member, including

previously serving as both

board president and vice


“We’ve worked together

for six years and even

longer than that,” he said.

“I’ve learned a lot from

you and I really appreciate

that. I just want to say

I really appreciate all of

that time together.”

The current board president

and vice president

also thanked Lechner for

his two decades of service

to the district.

“I think you exceeded

expectations in many if

not all parameters and

you, by any measure possible,

left this place better

than when you came and

that’s all you can ask for,”

Panzica said.

“Your impact on our

district, community and

children has been immense.

We believe that

you should be very proud

of the work you’ve done

for District 39. We are

proud to have been on

this journey with you,”

President Lisa Schneider-

Fabes added.

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Wilmette Library Board

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Approved 2019-2020 budget includes increase in personnel costs

Fouad Egbaria

Freelance Reporter

The Wilmette Library

Board approved a fiscal

year 2019-2020 budget

featuring a total 5 percent

increase in personnel

costs. The board approved

the budget by a 5-1

vote at its June 18 regular

meeting, after the Finance

Committee reviewed the

budget a second time June

11. Trustee Dan Johnson

provided the lone dissenting

vote, while Trustee

Joan Fishman was absent.

Overall, the working

budget for fiscal year

2019-2020, which begins

July 1, including a 3.3 percent

increase compared

with the current fiscal year

budget. Budgeted General

Fund expenses come in

at $5.79 million, up from

$5.61 million for the current

fiscal year.

The board will approve

the accompanying appropriations

ordinance at a

future meeting.

Library Director Anthony

Auston said the board

has historically approved

the budget and appropriations

ordinance at the same

time, but that it would approve

them separately this

year in order to create a

“distinction” between the

two documents.

The approved budget

features a 3 percent

cost-of-living increase

for library personnel. The

budget also reflects an

additional 2 percent personnel

expenses increase

stemming from a benchmarking

study conducted

by the library last year that

led to amendments to its

salary schedule.

“There are still a few positions

that remain to have

adjustments made to the

base salary and to those

ranges,” Auston said.

“That’s what the balance

of that fund is for, is to accomplish

that project.”

Prior to approval of the

budget, trustees discussed

expected expenditures as

a percentage of the budget.

Through the end of March,

71.1% of the current fiscal

year budget has been expended,

a table included in

the board packet notes.

Johnson said the library

has been coming in under

budget in previous years.

“We’ve been coming in

under budget and so then

we’ve had a surplus,”

Johnson said. “This year,

I’m trying to get a sense as

to how close we come to

budget — if it’s 95 percent,

96 [percent], whatever it’s

going to be — because if

we’ve been coming in under

budget, I don’t want

to have a surplus to dump

into the Special Reserve

Fund again.”

Johnson asked whether

or not the library expects

to approach 100 percent

of the current year’s budgeted


“We budget for 100

percent of our expenses,”

Auston said. “We’re trending

very close to being 100

percent of our budget this


Some personnel uncertainty

— namely with respect

to the library’s search

for a new director this

year after the departure of

former Director Heather

McCammond-Watts —

has impacted the budget.

Board Treasurer Ron Rodgers

said some personnel

decisions are put on hold

until a new director comes

in and makes his or her

own staffing decisions.

“We had the unfortunate

experience of hiring

a new director who didn’t

stay long,” Rodgers added.

“That repeated the process

and some of the personnel

decisions were extended

even further, so you budget

on the basis of what

you think is going to be …

we’re budgeting now for

next year.

“When we were in this

position two years ago, we

were also starting a new

search because our director

had just left, our new

director had just left. She

only stayed a year. That

tends to cause you to be

under budget on personnel

because of positions you

don’t move forward on because

you want the person

who’s running the library

for you to have control of.”

As for this year’s budget,

Board President Lisa

McDonald said it appears

to be “right on.”

“I’m looking at this

year’s budget and we’ll

probably come in 4 percent

under what is budgeted,

which I think is fair

and prudent,” McDonald



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10th annual field day unites

North Shore, Chicago students

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

At the end of each

school year, many students

around town enjoy field

day, an event where math

and science to take a backseat

to outdoor games and


While the ritual is a

given for local students,

the same is not always

true for kids living outside

of the confines of the

North Shore. So on June

12, youth leaders from

North Shore Country Day

School and New Trier

High School gave students

from the LEARN Excel

Charter School in East

Students played a variety of games for the 10th annual

field day June 12 in Northfield. Meredith McCabe

Garfield Park the same opportunity

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39 Board of Education approved

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with the Wilmette Education

Association at its

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340 teachers. The

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teams from the District 39

Board of Education and the

WEA. Board of Education

approval follows ratification

by the WEA membership

on June 3, 2019.

This contract continues

the District’s practice of

linking teacher salary increases

to the Consumer

Price Index (CPI). Teacher

salary increases over the

two years of the contract

include a $1000 increase to

base annually plus increases

as follows:

• 2019-20 CPI +1.5 percent

• 2020-21 CPI +1.9 percent

Other terms of the contract


Additional dollars will

be available for tuition reimbursement

The District will now

match up to $1200 for

teachers in the Tier 2


Retirement Service who

are contributing to the

403(B) plan. (Note: Tier 2

is the state’s revised pension

system for newer


Board President Lisa

Schneider-Fabes and Board

member Jon Cesaretti

served on the negotiating


“Our negotiating team

and the WEA worked together

to come to this

agreement, reflecting our

longstanding partnership,”

Schneider-Fabes said.

“This contract continues

D39’s history of supporting

our students and our professionals

while managing

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School News

University of Alabama

Student receives degree

Sarah Rose Langill,

of Wilmette, received a

Bachelor’s of Science degree

in education during

May 3-5 commencement.

University of Delaware

Resident makes dean’s list

Bradley Nassar, of Wilmette,

was named to the

dean’s list for the spring.

Oberlin College

Wilmette student


Michael Pruchnicki,

of Wilmette, graduated on

May 27 with a major in sociology

and minors in history

and politics.

Union College

Wilmette resident


Dana Dolinko, of Wilmette,

graduated with Bachelor’s

of Science degree in

biology and physics.

Colgate University

Wilmette student


Caroline Heldring, of

Wilmette, graduated with

a Bachelor’s of Arts degree

at a May 19 commencement

ceremony. Heldring,

a graduate of Loyola Academy,

majored in mathematical


Emmanuel College

Resident makes dean’s list

Nina Rodriguez, of

Wilmette, earned a spot

on the dean’s list for the

spring 2019 semester.

School News is compiled

by Editor Eric DeGrechie.

Send submissions to eric@



From Page 10

group of altruistic Winnetka

parents joined forces to

see that the Charter School

Network came to fruition.

Their fundraising, commitment

and personal involvement

lead to the development

of 11 LEARN

campuses in Chicagoland

and a specific devotion to

the LEARN Excel campus.

“The Winnetka Family

Partnership raised

significant funds to see

the schools get off the

ground,” said Susan Snyder,

a WFP founder. “But

the commitment didn’t end

there. Families wanted to

give their time by volunteering.

We began bringing

charter students to the

North Shore to enjoy theater,

arts, sports, yoga, the

Kohl’s Museum and more.

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Contributing Columnist

Leroy Race, the

subject of last

week’s column, was

a bad dude. He was born

with two strikes against

him. His parents were

too young to handle the

responsibility of raising a

child. They divorced after

a brief marriage and left

Leroy with little if any

adult supervision or hope.

By the time he was 38,

he had a lengthy record

of violence and mental

illness. He was a danger

to society. His crimes

crossed state lines, and

law enforcement officials

failed to put all the pieces

together (as they probably

would today) to protect

the public from a menace.

In November 1941,

Leroy, 38, and an accomplice,

Fred White,

42, decided that the North

Shore would be a fertile

area for lucrative larceny.

They targeted the affluent

neighborhood just west of

the Indian Hill Country

Club that included parts

of Wilmette, Winnetka,

and unincorporated Cook

County — Locust, Woodley,

Ramona, and Indian

Hill roads; and Fox and

Meadow lanes. They traveled

on foot at night and

hid in shrubs whenever

the lights of a vehicle approached,

which was rare.

White later estimated that

he and Race committed

27 burglaries on the North

Shore. Wilmette Police

Chief Cloyd McGuire

identified seven definite

victims (including three

in Wilmette) and six probable


Race and White probably

felt confident when,

after a successful string

of North Shore burglaries,

they decided to visit the

Wilmette home of Walter

and Nellie Hanna, 1224

Locust Road, on January

15, 1942. Inside, presumably

sleeping, were four

occupants — Walter,

Nellie, William Johnston

Sr., and William Johnston

Jr. (“Bill”). Walter and

William Sr. were in the

furniture business. Nellie

owned N. A. Hanna,

Inc., a popular women’s

dress shop and wedding

planner, at Plaza del Lago.

William Sr.’s wife, who

was Nellie’s sister, had

died fifteen years earlier,

and the two households

had merged to care for

Bill, who was only 7 years

old at the time.

Bill attended New

Trier High School and

Lake Forest College. In

December 1938, he married

Virginia Brock of

Kenilworth. They were

both 19-years-old at most.

The marriage lasted only

a year. In January 1942,

Bill was anticipating his

second marriage, to Lois

Brock of Evanston. The

March wedding would be

followed two weeks later

by his induction into the

Army Air Corps.

As Bill lay in bed at 5

a.m. on January 15, perhaps

contemplating these

upcoming events, he heard

someone whisper, “Here’s

a watch and some money.

Let’s see what we can find

in the next room.” Leroy

Race and Fred White had

entered the house through

a first-floor window.

Fully awakened, Bill

remained motionless and

waited for the intruders

to depart. Then, he crept

from his bed, grabbed

two pistols from a drawer,

followed the intruders to

an adjoining bedroom,

shielded himself behind a

door, and shouted, “Raise

your hands! I have you

covered!” Armed with a

.38 caliber revolver, Race

fired five shots towards

Bill, who responded with

17 shots in the intruders’

direction. Race’s shots

missed, but several of

Bill’s shots struck the

intruders — Race fatally

and White superficially in

the hip. Awakened by the

commotion, Walter Hannah

grabbed a baseball

bat, turned on the lights,

and found the two burglars

lying on the floor of

the guest room, groaning.

Race died within a few

minutes. White recovered

and was prosecuted.

After this incident, Bill

married Lois, served in

the Army, became a plastics

manufacturer’s sales

representative, and lived

happily with Lois and four

daughters in Highland

Park. At the age of 34,

he was diagnosed with

multiple sclerosis and

became wheelchair bound,

but he bravely struggled

on without complaint. He

retired at the age of 46

and moved to Clearwater,

Florida, where he died in

1987 at the age of 68.

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Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

From WilmetteBeacon.com as of June 24

1. Dining Out: Wilmette’s Pescadero ‘firing

on all cylinders’ since opening

2. Langdon Beach closes due to

‘significant erosion’

3. Wilmette residents honored for

‘extraordinary record of service’

4. Wilmette resident awarded Fulbright


5. Northbrook: Northbrook Court

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From the Editor

Closing of Langdon perfect ending to dismal spring

Eric DeGrechie


In March of 2018, the

Wilmette Park District

Board met to discuss

delaying the opening of

Langdon Beach due to

erosion issues. I headed

over there armed with my

camera, got out on the

rocks and took some decent

photos of the scene.

The fact that I almost fell

into the Lake Michigan

water is a story for another

day, but I remember

thinking there’s no way

they open this beach.

They did.

This time around with

even worse conditions,

the Wilmette Park District

opted to close the beach

“until further notice.”

The news, of course,

disappointed local

swimmers last week, but

following another trip to

Langdon, I concur with

the decision having seen

it up close.

“The difference this

year is that the lake levels

are even higher and the

erosion has continued

causing Langdon to

have very little sand on

the beach, rocks to be

exposed in the water and

the reduction of the dune

path that allowed for

safe passage down the

bluff,” Stephen Wilson,

executive director of the

Wilmette Park District,

told The Beacon.

Considering how awful

this summer has been

for weather, it seems

fitting that the beach is

closed though officials

are hopeful conditions

will improve and Langdon

Beach reopens soon.

Our fingers are crossed as

well. Maybe the sun can

also reopen before summer

ends. Stay tuned!

Letters to the Editor

Kenilworth TIF ‘must be


Question. Who would

borrow $23,500,000 from

their neighbors without

apparently knowing how

they intend to spend it or

knowing with certainty

how they are going to pay

it back? Give up? The Kenilworth

Board of Trustees.

We’re exaggerating to

make a point. A Green

Bay Road commercial

development plan exists:

a failed plan written 10

years ago that lacks relevancy

today. But that

hasn’t stopped President

Ann Potter.

Wilmette and Winnetka’s

Boards embrace

responsible financing and

transparency as their mandate.

But for reasons unknown,

Pres. Potter and

her consiglieri are secretively

pushing the adoption

of a TIF for a large

segment of the Green Bay

Road. Haven’t a clue what

a TIF is? Join the citizens

of Kenilworth. Essentially,

it is a designated area

where incremental taxes

Wilmette Police Department posted this

photo on June 21 with the caption:

“Congratulations to Sgt. Dave Sweet on his

graduation from Northwestern University’s

School of Police Staff & Command.”

Like The Wilmette Beacon: facebook.com/wilmettebeacon

“If you have a pool, spa, or sprinkler

system, you must be in compliance with

Illinois’ cross connection control device

state law. This law is in place to minimize

potentially hazardous cross connection

locations. Learn more on the Village’s

webpage. ”

@VofWilmette Village of Wilmette

posted on June 21

Follow The Wilmette Beacon: @wilmettebeacon

go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Percent increase in

personnel costs approved by

Library Board, Page 10

based on tax assessment

increases are diverted

for at least 23 years. The

area’s normal annual increase

goes into a pot to

incentivise developers.

Theoretically, this device

stimulates development of

“blighted districts” and,

through the theoretical

elevation of assessments

in the surrounding areas,

increases municipal tax

revenues. Lots of theoreticals

but…ask Park Ridge

and a dozen other municipalities

how TIFs nearly

bankrupted their governments.

TIFs often fail. They

fail to attract development

and/or the businesses they

do attract, fail. That leaves

municipalities, who have

locked-in diverted income

for decades, doled

out incentives and seen

assessed property values

drop,…holding the incremental

debt bag. Bond

offerings follow creating

deeper debt pushing property

taxes ever higher.

Why would the Kenilworth

Board embrace

the TIF mechanism without

public referendum in

cynical defiance of the

Non-Home-Rule status

its voters imposed upon

them 10 years ago? Why

would the Board prioritise

commercial real estate development

at the apparent

expense of The Joseph

Sears School, the scholastic

jewel of Kenilworth?

Who spiked their punch


The Kenilworth Board

plans to approve the TIF

at its next open board

meeting on July 15th. It

must be stopped.

Even assuming the

Green Bay commerce

area is both “blighted”

and a priority, we need to

start with a Business District

Development Plan.


convinces and inspires

both the Board and Kenilworth’s

citizenry that

true transformation is

possible. One that has a

reasonable chance of success.

Only then should we

consider how to pay for it.

If we had such a plan,

we probably wouldn’t

need a TIF. Without such

a plan, we shouldn’t undertake


Fernan and Veronique


Kenilworth residents

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July 18 th -21 st :

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All in the family Lake Bluff restaurateur opens shop near

dad’s former restaurant, Page 30

Kenilworth second-graders engage with children through The Nora Project, Page 25

Wilmette’s Henry Jacoby, 5, and friends play with the rice bin using screens and sand tools at the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth. Photo submitted

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Highwood, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff



Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

1. On ____ of, as the

agent for

7. Venture capitalists,


10. Lotion letters

13. Estevez of Hollywood

14. Canaanite deity

15. Corn

16. Rectangular game


17. Not snookered by

18. Draft choice

19. Visitor

21. Monsoonal

22. Auto insurer with

roadside service

25. Loses focus

26. Soap or candy

27. Barbell abbr.

28. Chorus member

29. Michigan town or

its college

30. Bring in

32. Glenbrook North

girls cross-country

star, Natalie

35. Derisive laughs

37. Snuggle and kiss

38. Rigging supporter

41. “You ___ bother!”

45. Needle holder

46. Splendid

49. Shared by both of


50. Informant

51. Refuel

52. No matter which

53. High mountain

54. Glenbrook North

boys cross-country

star, Nick

57. Int’l aid overseer,


58. Q ___ (presentation


59. Crow’s-nest cry

63. “___ the season ...”

64. Bank

65. Completely committed

66. Envelope type

67. Compass point

68. Disrespects

1. Growing area

2. Music genre derived

from punk rock

3. “She Done ___


4. Inter __ (among

other things)

5. Pocket fluff

6. Tootsy soakers

7. Crooner, Luther

8. Phoebe of “Fast

Times at Ridgemont


9. Gin flavor

10. Protective structure

along the shore

11. Sicilian seaport

12. Fine-toothed


14. Anything that

makes a person feel


20. Noisy trains

22. Great boxer

23. SALT subject

24. Egyptian cobra

26. Reward for merit

28. La ___ (fossilrich


31. Of resistance

33. Maryland’s


34. Christmas carol

36. Sit astride

38. Apartment dwellers

39. Ear ache

40. Intention

42. 1988 Meg Ryan


43. Mother Teresa,

for one

44. If at first you

don’t succeed, ____


47. Test format

48. Instinctive

51. Hereditary blueprints

54. One in a million

55. Pop’s mom

56. Terminates

60. ___ Plaines, Ill.

61. Part of a bray

62. Photo ___ (media


Let’s see what’s on

Schedule for Wilmette Community Television – Channel 6

Thursday, June 27

5 p.m. Illinois Channel


7 p.m. Village Board


8:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

9:30 p.m. BSK - Summer

Fun Pt. 1

10 p.m. BSK - Summer

Fun Pt. 2

Friday, June 28-Sunday,

June 30

6 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


7 p.m. Illinois Channel


9 p.m. Village Board


Monday, July 1

6 p.m. WPD Ice Show


8:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

Tuesday, July 2

6 p.m. BSK - Summer

Fun Pt. 1

6:30 p.m. BSK - Summer

Fun Pt. 2

7:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

8:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

Wednesday, July 3

6 p.m. WPD Ice Show


8:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

9:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

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How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

Kenilworth school implements innovative inclusion program

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Three young children

recently walked down a

Hollywood-like red carpet

to their special seats

in Kenilworth’s Joseph

Sears School auditorium

for the special viewing of

documentaries about them

at the Nora’s Night Film


Wilmette’s Caroline

Dennis, 5, and Henry Jacoby,

5, and Highland Park’s

Nora Levy, 5, were the celebrities.

The youngsters starred

in documentaries demonstrating

an innovative

inclusion program called

The Nora Project implemented

in each of three

Kenilworth’s Sears School

second grade classrooms

by teachers Barb Rodriguez,

Jennifer Garza and

Alison Gilchrist.

All three youngsters

have some type of physical

or developmental disability.

Each was paired

last fall with Sears School

second-graders who do not

have disabilities.

“We had a hard time

teaching the children about

empathy,” Barb Rodriguez

said. “It is a hard concept

to teach without something

concrete they can see and

experience. I heard about

The Nora Project, got in

touch with the organization

and the outcome was a

far more positive one than

we could ever have anticipated.”

The documentaries

showed how accepting

of each other the secondgraders

were of their three

new Nora friends.

Wilmette’s Brittany Jacoby (left), holding son, Henry, is joined by Wilmette’s Jamie

Dennis, with daughter, Caroline, 5, and Highland Park’s Lauren Schrero and daughter

Nora Levy, 5, a the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth. Photos submitted

“The second-graders

took ownership and came

up with ideas for things

to do with them [Nora

friends] that were engaging,”

Rodriguez said.

“They knew Henry liked

trains so they would put

train tracks on the floor for

him. He also liked things

that could be pushed so his

Nora friends took out airplanes

and cars for him.”

“The children met one

afternoon a month for an

hour,” said Brittnay Jacoby,

Henry’s mother. “Every

visit the Sears children

built on what Henry could


His disability is related

to a gene mutation.

“It was like Christmas

morning whenever we

came,” Jacoby said. “Henry

was so happy being

with his new Sears friends.

It was beautiful to watch.”

“Nora loved music,”

Jennifer Garza said. “Some

of our second-graders

went to the school’s music

teacher and asked to borrow

hand-held instruments

that would make music for

a special band.”

“Caroline — known as

CJ by her friends at Sears

School — loved water so

we brought out the water

table for her,” Alison

Gilchrist said. “She liked

watching the children pouring

water, floating things

and watching her friends

play with the water.”

The Sears second-graders

had access to Ipads and

took video and still shots

of their Nora’s friends.

They interviewed the

parents of their Nora

friends and narrated parts

of the video. With the help

of teachers, they pieced

them together for the documentaries.

“The children are more

capable than we give them

credit for,” Gilchrist said.

“The Sears School families

and friends witnessed

how the second graders

looked past any disabilities

of their new Nora friends

and grew to be their big

supporters and truly enjoyed

playing with them,”

Garza said. “We heard

from parents who said their

children would go home

and talk about their Nora


The Nora Project was

founded and so named by

Schrero in honor of her

daughter, Nora, who was

born weighing one pound,

underwent five surgeries

before she turned two.

“I want everyone to

know all of the Noras —

children with disabilities

— have stories that matter

and teach us the value of

empathy and inclusion,”

she said. “The school programming

like what occurred

in the second grade

at Kenilworth’s Sears

School allows students to

explore disability, adaptation

and friendship in exciting

and innovative ways.”

“We want to start early

and emphasize that regardless

of how one looks, talks

or walks, children with disabilities

have more in common

with their peers than

not,” Schrero said.

“Many children with disabilities

find themselves

excluded from ordinary

activities by their peers,”

Jamie Dennis said. “Some

parents shy away from

inviting children with disabilities

to play groups or

parties because they do

not know how to deal with

a young person who has a

physical disability or is developmentally


We moved to Wilmette

because we knew Caroline,

who is nonverbal and

has a rare form of epilepsy,

would need early intervention

like that available

at Wilmette’s Romona


Nora Levy plays outside

with the students.

The Nora Project teaches

second-graders the

characteristics of a good


She had family to help

with her daughter but found

it difficult at first to find a

playgroup for Caroline.

“I learned about The

Nora Project through a

Wilmette mother who started

her own play group for

her son who had a disability,”

Dennis said.

Please see Nora, 27




(847) 768-6000


26 | June 27, 2019 | The wilmette beacon FAITH


Faith Briefs

First Congregational Church of Wilmette

(1125 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette)

Weekly Youth Activities

Open to the Community

Every Wednesday, the

church’s children and

youth ministry offers opportunities

for fun, friendship,

spirituality, and service.

Kids Club (K–grade

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

evening, the Confirmation

Class (grades 7 & 8) meets

at 6 p.m.

And the Senior High

Youth Group gathers at

7:15 p.m.

The two evening youth

groups have a tasty dinner

together at 6:45 p.m. —

sometimes chicken, sometimes


Learn about the church

community at www.fccw.

org or contact for more

details: (847) 251-6660 or


Winnetka Covenant Church (1200

Hibbard Road, Wilmette)

Community Kitchen

On the first and third

Thursday of each month a

group meets in the church

kitchen to prepare food for

the Community Kitchen of

A Just Harvest.

They start working at

about 1 p.m. and continue

until the food is prepared,

about 3:30.

All are invited to come

and participate in as much

of that time as you are


Trinity United Methodist Church (1024

Lake Ave., Wilmette)

Food Pantry

If you are in need of

help, and are short on food,

do not hesitate to come to

the Wilmette Food Pantry.

The church is here to serve

the community. No matter

who you are or where you

are on life’s journey, you

are welcome at the Wilmette

Food Pantry.

The food pantry is open

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

Tuesday and provides

grocery items and seasonal

produce. All Wilmette residents

are welcome and no

appointment is necessary.

Kenilworth Union Church (211

Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth)


Come worship with the

church at 8 and 10 a.m. every


Sunday School/ Priesthood

and Relief Society:

11:40 a.m.

North Shore 2nd Ward

Sacrament Meeting: 9


Sunday School/Priesthood

and Relief Society:

10:10 a.m.

Baha’i House of Worship (100 Linden

Ave., Wilmette)

Devotional Gatherings

The Baha’i Temple is

open to all for personal

prayer and meditation every

day from 6 a.m.-10


Prayers are read aloud

daily in the Auditorium

at 9:15 a.m. and 12:30

p.m., including a cappella

singing by choir or soloists

on Sundays at 12:30


The House of Worship

activities staff can be

reached at (847) 853-2300

or how@usbnc.org. Visit

www.bahaitemple.org. Informal,

interactive devotional

gatherings are held

regularly at the homes of

Baha’is in Wilmette. Bring

prayers, readings, poetry,

or music to share if you’d


People of all backgrounds

are welcome.

Contact the Wilmette

Baha’i community for

locations and schedule:

847-906-3409 or wilmettebahais@gmail.com.

Please see Faith, 27


From Page 7

also served the Catholic

Theological Union.

“She was always supportive

of the schools and

what they were trying to

accomplish in any way she

could be,”daughter Rooney

Kerns said.

Outreach to those in need

was also also a priority for

Marguerite and was realized

by serving as a tutor,

extraordinary minister, lector

and hospice volunteer.

For over a decade she ran

Faith, Hope & Charity’s

Rite of Christian Initiation

of Adults (RCIA) program,

which is for people who

are interested in converting

to Catholicism. “She was

there for people who were

looking for a way to grow

in their faith and spiritual

life,” Rooney said.

One of Marguerite’s

most important contributions

to the church came

when she was president of

the FHC Parish Council

during a period of controversy

and parish unrest regarding

the alleged conduct

of a priest. “She handled it

with graciousness, aplomb

and courtesy to all,” said

Joanie Binder, who sat on

the same council. “It was

not an easy task but she

held it valiantly and graciously.

Her style was to

handle it with grace and

calm. She was rational and

chose the right path to go


Family and friends who

filled Saints Faith, Hope

& Charity on June 22 to

celebrate Marguerite’s life

spoke often of her uplifting

spirit, positivity, fascination

with “life’s simple

pleasures,” ever present

sense of humor, and the

trappings of a bountiful

family life.

She loved to cook for

and host big family Sunday

dinners and parties. “The

more the merrier,” Rooney

said. BBQ ribs, beef stroganoff

and chicken divan

were among her specialities.

“She always had a smile

on her face,” grand-daughter

Genevieve Kerns said.

“You could see a glow in

her eyes filled with kindness

and love for everyone.”

Family spring break

trips to Florida were a particular

treat, she added.

“She always acted a lot

younger than she was,”

said grand-daughter Maggie

O’Brien, who fondly

recalled doing Jane Fonda

exercise videos with Marguerite.

“She had a ton of

energy, and she was super

engaged with all of us

grandchildren.” And then

of course there were her

famous fluff and peanut

butter sandwiches. “I think

all of the grandchildren remember


Marguerite adored the

times she spent with the

great-grandchildren, too.

“She loved the babies,”

Maggie O’Brien. “She

could rock a baby to sleep

and just sit there holding

the newborn all the time.”

“She was a really incredible

woman,” Maggie

O’Brien said. “This family

has a very deeply rooted

sense of faith and Christianity,

prayer, Mass, goodness,

and kindness. All of

those things are deeply

rooted not just in her and

doc (Warren, who died 21

years ago), but it was so

deeply ingrained in all of

us. It is very much at the

core of our family values.”

Marguerite left another

legacy as well, a completion

of the circle. Nearly six

decades after choosing to

leave the health industry to

be a wife and mother, two

of her ten children are surgeons

and six are serving

in administrative or other

capacities in the medical


Marguerite is survived

by her 10 children, Warren

(Jeanne), Bow (Mark

McGuire), Denis (Mary),

Daniel, Cathreen (Edward

Fay), John (Mary), Marguerite

(Dean Vitulski),

Maryruth (Michael Kerns),

Thomas (Rosemarie) and

Terese (Ryan Hendrickson);

27 grandchildren,

15 great grandchildren, 40

nieces and nephews and

three siblings, Rosemary

Flynn, Mary Grace Stafford,

Lorraine Wagner. She

is predeceased by four siblings,

Cathreen Sweeney,

Reverend Denis Sweeney,

Clayton Sweeney, and Cecilia


Joanne Schaefer Whitney

Joanne Schaefer (Mangin)

Whitney, a former

Wilmette resident, died

June 16 after a short illness.

Born in Evanston, Illinois

on Feb. 22, 1930 and

raised in Wilmette, Whitney

attended St. Joseph Elementary

and St. Scholastica

High School in Chicago.

She also attended Barat

College in Lake Forest.

Married to Frank Mangin

in 1950 in Camp Cook near

Santa Barbara, they settled

and raised six children in

Phoenix. They are Margaret

Mangin, Gary Mangin,

Didar Singh Khalsa (Didar

Kaur), Michael Mangin,

Mary Violet Relling (Bill

Evans) and Stephen Mangin

(Deidre). All are in

reasonably thriving condition

and have managed 14

grandchildren for Whitney

and many great grandchildren.

Her grandchildren

loved her almost as much

as her children. She is also

survived by sisters Helen

Schantz and Peggy Valaski.

After the first marriage

ended in 1974, Whitney

married Arizona rancher

Art Whitney and they remained

in Phoenix until

Art died in 1998. Whitney

then moved briefly to San

Diego to help with granddaughter

Lauren and then

for 17 years to Memphis

where she helped with four

other grandsons who cherished

her dearly.

Whitney was an active

member of the Saint Francis/Brophy/Xavier


She often served

as “Room Mother” at SFX

grammar school, drove to

many of her kids’ sporting

and social events with

other kids in tow, attended

sporting events (although

sometimes closing her eyes

during suspenseful free

throws), participated in

neighborhood bridge parties,

and kept active in the

Society of the Sacred Heart.

Her children remember the

incredible kindness that

she showed to their friends

in the Central and Camelback

area. Her house was

often the neighborhood

hub for many kids who

were friends with her children.

“Five more for dinner”

was not uncommon

and she was so loving and

graceful that the friends

were also under her spell.

No matter the challenges

that they threw at her she

never stopped believing in

and loving her offspring.

Small miracle.

She moved back to Phoenix

in October to be near

Gary and in her “hometown”

where she spent so

many happy years.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email

Michael Wojtychiw at


media.com with information

about a loved one who was

part of the Wilmette/Kenilworth


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The Rock House

(1150 Central Ave., (847)


■6-9 ■ p.m. Friday, June

28: Family Karaoke


Wilmette Bowling Center

(1901 Schiller Ave.,(847)


■11 ■ a.m.-9 p.m. (10

p.m. on Friday, Saturday):

Glow bowling and

pizza all week long

Mallinckrodt Park Gazebo

(Ridge Road and Elmwood


■4 ■ p.m. Sunday, June

30: Melanie Devaney


Gillson Park

(The Wallace Bowl)

■8 ■ p.m. Friday, June 28:

The Prissillas perform

■8 ■ a.m. Wednesday, July

3: Yankee Doodle 5K


■Starting ■ at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3:

Independence Day fun

and fireworks



(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and


Village Green Park

(Downtown Northbrook

— Shermer and Meadow


■6:30 ■ p.m. every Tuesday

night through July

23: Tuesdays in the




(Downtown Northbrook)

■2:30 ■ p.m. Thursday,

July 4: Northbrook’s

4th of July parade


Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday

and Saturday: Live


The Rock House

(1742 Glenview Road

(224) 616-3062)

■5 ■ p.m. Friday, June

28: Family Night and


Ten Ninety Brewing Co.

(1025 N. Waukegan

Road, (224) 432-5472)

■7-9 ■ p.m. every Thursday:

Trivia Night

Oil Lamp Theater

(1723 Glenview Road)

■Running ■ to July 7: Beau


Lehigh Avenue and

Jackman Park

■9 ■ a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday,

June 29: Glenview

Summer Fest

Downtown Glenview

Metra Parking lot at Leigh


■5:30 ■ p.m. Saturday,

June 29: Pantry

Palooza: Party for the

Pantry Musicfest

Potato Creek Johnny’s

(1850 Waukegan Road)

■9 ■ p.m. Saturday, June

22: Off the Record


Little Tails Bar and Grill

(840 S. Waukegan Road)

■Live ■ music every Friday


The Lantern of Lake Forest

(768 N Western Ave)

■Sundays ■ at 5:30 p.m.:

Holly “The Balloon


Downtown Lake Forest

(Western Avenue, MarketSquare)

■6:30 ■ p.m. running on

Thursdays until July

18: Concerts in the


Gorton Community Center

(400 E. Illinois Road)

■7 ■ p.m. Friday, June

28: The Film Series at


Deerpath Community Park

(95 Deerpath)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursday, July

4: Lake Forest Festival

and Fireworks


Tower Road Beach

(899 Sheridan Road)

■6:30 ■ a.m. Friday,

June 28: Free Sunrise

Beach Yoga

Fred’s Garage

(574 Green Bay Road)

■Every ■ Friday: Fred’s

Garage Fish Fry Fridays

Winnetka Village Hall

(510 Green Bay Road)

■7:30 ■ a.m. on Saturdays:

Winnetka Farmers


Skokie Playfield

(540 Hibbard Road)

■8 ■ a.m. Sunday, June

30: Red, White and

Blue 5K

Duke Childs Field

(1321 Willow Road)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursday, July

4: Fourthfest and



Stormy’s Tavern and Grille

(1735 Orchard Lane)

■Barbecue ■ every Sunday

Tapas Gitana

(310 N. Happ Road)

■6 ■ p.m. every other

Sunday: Live music


Wyman Green

(675 Village Court)

■8 ■ a.m. Saturday, June

28: Glencoe French


Glencoe Shopping District

■9 ■ a.m. Friday, June 28,

and Saturday, June 29:

Glencoe Sidewalk Sale

Kalk Park

■Noon ■ Thursday, July 4:

Glencoe’s Got Talent

Lakefront Park

■3 ■ p.m. Thursday, July

4: 4th Of July Parade


The Humble Pub

(336 Green Bay Road,

(847) 433-6360)

■8-12 ■ p.m. every

Wednesday night:

Open Jam


(210 Green Bay Road

(847) 433-0304)

■7:30 ■ p.m. Saturday,

June 29: Motown night


(431 Sheridan Road,

(847) 432-0301)

■7 ■ p.m. every Monday:


Everts Park

(130 Highwood Ave.)

■Wednesdays, ■


until Aug. 28, 4:30-

9:30 p.m. (no market

on July 3): Highwood’s

Evening Gourmet



Jens Jensen Park

(486 Roger Williams


■Running ■ each Thursday

until Sept. 12:

Food Truck Thursday,

featuring live music

starting at 4:30 p.m.

Sunset Woods Park

(1801 Sunset Road)

■11 ■ a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday,

July 4: Fourth Fest

To place an event in The

Scene, email martin@northbrooktower.com


From Page 26

Friday Night Fireside


Join the House of Worship

in the fireside room at

the Baha’i House of Worship

Welcome Center (112

Linden Ave.) for meaningful

conversations about

what Baha’i Faith offers

for people who want to

contribute to the betterment

of the world.

Light refreshments will

be served.

St. Joseph Catholic Church (1747 Lake

Ave., Wilmette)

Sunday Mass

Sunday Masses are held

at 7:30, 9, 10:15 and 11:30


Saint Francis Xavier Church (corner of

9th and Linden, Wilmette)

Holy Listening

Individuals gathers each

week from 10-10:45 a.m.

Saturdays in the upper

room at 524 9th St. to relax,

listen to a short passage

from scripture, reflect

and respond in prayer. Everyone

is welcome.

Submit information for

The Beacon’s Faith page

to Michael Wojtychiw at




From Page 25

“Our experience at Sears

School was such a positive

one,” Brittany Jacoby said.

“Henry made new friendships

outside of school.

The second-graders understanding

of him and their

other Nora friends was

amazing. We cannot say

enough good things about

the program and hope to

do it again.”

The Nora Project has

become so popular that the

program will be in about

120 classrooms next fall.

It started with six when it

was founded in 2016.

The Nora Project is free

to participating schools.

Individuals and the

community-at-large are

the sole source of funding

for The Nora Project.

“Our Sears School second-graders

were so taken

with their Nora friends and

being part of the program

they decided to hold an

impromptu bake sale during

one of the last days of

the school year,” Garza

said. “They made fliers

and went to other classrooms

to talk about The

Nora Project. In just 45

minutes, their bake sale

made $464, which went to

the organization.”

To learn more about The

Nora Project: www.thenoraproject.ngo.

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Work the runway, doggies

Annual Dog

Fashion show

returns to Wilmette

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 11 days ago

Fresh Blooming Plants

All Summer Long

Staff Report

The second annual Dog

Fashion show returned

to the grounds of the

Mallinckrodt Community

Center June 1 in Wilmette.

The event drew 50 owners

and their dogs and was

held in conjunction with a

Wright Way Animal Rescue’s

adoption program.

The rescue is located in

Morton Grove.

Bandit, a border collie, gets ready to walk the runway

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the grounds of the Mallinckrodt

Community Center June 1 in

Wilmette. They were first-place

winners. Photos by Rhonda

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

Gus’ Corner Grille offers casual, family-friendly environment

Alyssa Groh

Contributing Editor

When Dina Boufis made

a career change, she decided

to take it back to her

roots by opening a new


Boufis, a Lake Bluff

resident, grew up around

her father’s restaurant

Little Nick’s, which was

on Rockland Road in Lake

Bluff until it closed about

12 years ago.

In December, Boufis decided

to open her own restaurant

Gus’ Corner Grille

in Lake Bluff, in the name

of her father, Gus.

“It’s in my blood,” she

said of opening Gus’ Corner

Grille. “For my parents,

they were immigrants

(from Greece) and this is

what they knew how to do.

They tried to do the best

they could to make a living

for their families. And it’s

not just my family or my

parents, it’s a lot of immigrants

that were in the restaurant

business, trying to

make a better life for their


Inside Gus’ Corner

Grille old pictures hang on

the wall of Little Nick’s,

which was named after

Boufis’ uncle. One picture

also shows Gus as a pastry

chef at a Chicago hotel

many years ago.

And while Boufis

learned a lot growing up

and working in the restaurant

business, she also

knows a lot about the

business side as a former


Boufis considers Gus’

Corner Grille as a casual

and family-friendly restaurant.

“We are trying not to be

exuberant as far as price

point, we are casual and

affordable,” she said.

In managing her restaurant,

Boufis will remember

A full rack of baby back ribs ($22), made with

homemade barbecue sauce, is served with coleslaw

and fries.

two things that her father

taught her about the restaurant

business: “Take

care of the customers and

give them food.”

In creating the familyfriendly,

casual environment

at Gus’ Corner Grille,

she hopes the restaurant

becomes the “neighborhood


As far as the menu goes,

Gus’ Corner Grille can be

classified as all-American,

and she did incorporate

some items from Little

Nick’s into the menu.

Those who enjoyed the

food at Little Nick’s can

expect to see the same

ribs, hand-pattied burgers,

shrimp cocktail and perch

fish fry on Fridays.

Gus’ Corner Grille also

offers a breakfast menu,

which Boufis refers to as

“Little Nick’s breakfast.”

The breakfast menu consists

of classic breakfast

items such as omelets and


“For our breakfast menu,

which is only on Saturdays

and Sundays, we do homecooked

breakfast meals,

we don’t do crepes or fancy

things,” she said. “We

are not doing something

super fancy, but we want

it to be something you

wouldn’t cook at home all

Gus’ Corner Grille

28800 Waukegan

Road, Lake Bluff

(847) 604-4351



11 a.m.–9 p.m.


11 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday

8 a.m.–10 p.m.


8 a.m.–9 p.m. Sunday

the time, or just come out

and enjoy yourself.”

As far as the regular

menu goes, guests can expect

a variety of all-American

dishes made with high


A group of 22nd Century

Media Editors stopped

into Gus’ Corner Grille

and tried out some menu


We started with a special

menu item, the Mediterranean

octopus appetizer

($17). This appetizer is

made with grilled octopus

and topped with pepperoncini,

Kalamata olives,

jalapenos, cherry tomatoes

and drizzled with olive oil.

This dish tastes fresh and

light and is a great way to

start off your meal.

Next up was the half-rib

entree ($16) made with

baby back ribs topped

The popular chicken pot pie entree ($18) at Gus’ Corner Grille is served with a side

salad and a choice of dressing. Photos by Eric DeGrechie/22nd Century Media

The Mediterranean octopus appetizer ($17 is made with grilled octopus and topped

with pepperoncini, Kalamata olives, jalapenos, cherry tomatoes and drizzled with

olive oil.

with home-made barbecue

sauce and served with coleslaw

and fries. The ribs are

nice and tender and almost

fall off the bone.

We couldn’t wait to try

Gus’ Corner Grille’s classic

burger ($11) which

was carried over from

Little Nick’s. The burger

is thick and made with a

half pound of Angus beef,

topped with American

cheese and a brioche bun.

All burgers are served with

chips or french fries and


Finally, we tried the

chicken pot pie ($18),

which Boufis said is one of

the restaurant’s most popular

items. The chicken pot

pie is paired with a small

salad with a choice of


The kids menu offers

classics such as two mini

burgers, macaroni and

cheese and chicken tenders

for $7. It also offers

specialty kids items such

as steak dinner and jumbo

shrimp for $10.

Gus’ Corner Grille also

offers a happy menu from

3-6 p.m. during the week

and a business lunch,

which consists of a half

sandwich and a soup, or a

petite salad and a soup for


After being open for six

months, Boufis said the

community has been very


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on April 24, 2019, an agent for The Judicial

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for aspecial use for an art studio

topermit the operation ofthe

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property identified as Property Index

Number 05-34-104-024-0000.

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The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys talk new coaches,

announce baseball honors

Staff Report

In this week’s episode of

The Varsity: North Shore,

the only podcast focused

on North Shore sports,

hosts Michal Dwojak, Michael

Wojtychiw and Nick

Frazier recap the changes

some of the area programs

made with new coaches,

announce the baseball

Team 22 all-area teams

and the Baseball Coach

and Player of the Year.

First Period

The three talk about

some new coaches the

guys know about.

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the 2019 Baseball Team


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Henry Scherb

The recent New Trier

graduate will play lacrosse

at Tufts University

next season.

When did you first

start playing lacrosse

and why?

I started playing in sixth

grade and I started playing

because my friends

had really cool shorts and

really cool shirts that I

thought I really wanted,

but I knew I couldn’t wear

them unless I played lacrosse.

And it was kind of

similar to hockey, which I

was playing at the time. It

was mostly though just because

they had really cool

stuff that I wanted to rock

at school.

What’s one thing

people don’t know

about you?

One thing people don’t

know about me is I’m actually

pretty interested

in music. I did a senior

project on music production

this past spring. And

I got really interested in

it and I’m thinking about

minoring in music production

next year at Tufts, just

because I think it’s cool,

and music kind of has

been good to me. I listen

to music all the time. So

I’m actually kind of interested

in music, which a lot

of people would not think

because I’m an athlete, but

I’m actually really interested

in music production.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

it be?

I really want to go to

Dubai. I heard that the police

cars are Lambos. So I

really want to see a Lamborghini

police car.

If you could have one

meal for the rest of

your life, what would

it be and where would

you get it from?

I would probably get

rack of ribs and a bowl

of mac and cheese on the

side from Little Ricky’s in

Winnetka every single day,

every meal.

If you won the lottery,

what would you do

with the money?

I would pay my parents

back for college first. But

if it were a personal thing,

I would definitely buy a

massive sailboat. Not like

just a regular big cool sailboat,

but one of the ones

that looks like a pirate

ship. Like that big.

What’s been your

favorite thing at New


It’s got to be winning

state two times. Those two

days were probably just

the two best days of my

life. There’s nothing better

than working hard all year,

running a bunch of sprints,

wanting to quit sometimes

because of how hard practice

would be, and then

having it pay off in the

end. So yeah, definitely

winning state in 2017 and

22nd Century Media File


2019. Those were my favorite

things for sure.

If you could play

another sport, what

would it be and why?

If I would be really good

at one sport, it would probably

be basketball though

just because I want to be

the guy that can just dunk

on anyone. That’s kind of

my dream.

What’s one song on

your playlist?

My go-to before games

is “Love Sosa” by Chief


If you had three

dollars at Walgreens,

what would you buy?

I would definitely get

Ritz Toasted Chips. A lot

of people don’t know what

Ritz Toasted Chips are but

more people should. Ritz

Toasted Chips. They’re really


What’s one item on

your bucket list?

So one goal, like what I

want to do by the time I’m

dead is be able to talk to

my dog. That’s kind of the

number one thing on my

bucket list. It’s not a reality

right now, but that’s my

goal in life is to be able to

talk to my dog somehow,

like have a conversation

with my dog.

Interview by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw

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Baseball Coach of the Year

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

GBS players buy in to Stanicek’s blueprints

Michal Dwojak

Contributing Sports Editor

Baseball Player of the Year

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

Matias’ transformation leads to Titans’ success

Michal Dwojak

Contributing Sports Editor

Glenbrook South baseball head coach Steve Stanicek

was named 22nd Century Media’s 2019 Baseball Coach

of the Year. 22nd Century Media File Photo

Steve Stanicek had the

blueprints for what he

hoped would be a successful

season for Glenbrook

South — he just needed

his players to buy in.

The Titans head coach

watched as his program

had some down years, including

one in 2018, when

his team finished with a

11-21 record. He decided

to have himself and some

coaches meet with some of

the team’s senior leaders to

talk about what they needed

to do to escape a losing


Stanicek wanted the

players to make a commitment

to get better every

single time they trained.

He knew the wins and

losses would come, but the

players needed to allow

themselves to be coached.

South players committed

to that plan.

They dedicated time in

the weight room and on

the field that translated to

a turnaround for the program.

GBS finished the

spring with a 21-13 record,

a Central Suburban League

South championship, an

IHSA regional title and a

sectional-title appearance.

“It was an incredibly

proud moment for the

coaching staff,” Stanicek

said. “To see that level of

commitment and see kids

wanting to be coached,

wanting to do well, wanting

to do better, it was

a really good group of

kids that are going to be


Stanicek’s leadership

and guidance to turn

around his program is

why 22nd Century Media

named him its 2019 Baseball

Coach of the Year.

“It’s amazing how when

you have players like

Brandon Matias, Ryan

O’Hara and Danny Hawes,

you become a very good

coach,” Stanicek joked.

Stanicek met with senior

Nick Mathein to continue

the dialogue after they

spent the summer working

on becoming better. The

two talked about what it

would take to succeed and

both agreed South’s coaching

staff needed to be allowed

to coach the way

it wanted, no questions

asked. If there was commitment

and confidence,

the Titans would return to


The players agreed and

saw the transformation

before the season even


“I think we felt it in

March before we played a

game,” Stanicek said. “We

hoped the work that we put

in transfers to the field.”

Stanicek wanted his

team to compete and saw

early on that his players

could. South traveled to

Nashville and Louisville,

where the team competed

against some of the best

teams in the nation.

The Titans lost some

games and won others, but

the coaching staff saw how

the hard work had already

paid off.

The nonconference part

of the season prepared

the Titans for conference,

where GBS finished with

a 12-4 record and won the

South division. South defeated

Notre Dame to win

its IHSA regional title before

falling in its sectional

final to Oak Park-River


While the Titans will

lose a group of seniors

who helped change the

culture, Stanicek is excited

for the future. He hopes

the juniors will take the

same leadership roles this

past group of seniors took.

“We’re very excited,”

he said. “This summer will

be a good test to see how

our sophomores play at

the varsity level and how

they gel with our rising seniors.”

He’ll need them to buy

in to his blueprints again.

Brandon Matias had a

hunch Glenbrook South

would be better this season.

The Titans lacked confidence

and resiliency the

past few seasons, but after

watching his teammates

put in the effort during the

offseason to become better,

he knew this past season’s

team would be different

than others he played on.

“We didn’t give ourselves

an option to not be

good,” Matias said. “I think

that was the mentality running

onto the field, knowing

that the talent was there

and we had put in the hard

work. We didn’t feel like

we were obligated to do

anything less.”

South went on to win a

Central Suburban League

South championship and

its IHSA regional before

losing in its sectional title

game. The change in winning

came thanks to the

different Titans who transformed

their games, led by

Matias. The senior right

fielder knew he needed to

change his game after a

disappointing junior season

if he wanted to continue to

play baseball.

Matias’ dedication and

transformation during his

senior season is why 22nd

Century Media named him

its 2019 Baseball Player of

the Year.

Matias didn’t realize

change needed to happen

until his high school career

was almost over. He batted

.221, had a .351 on-base

percentage and drove in 12

runs in 31 games during his

junior season before simplifying


The Titan cleared his

head and changed a lot of

Glenbrook South baseball player Brandon Matias

earned 22nd Century Media’s 2019 Baseball Player of

the Year honor. 22nd Century Media File Photo

things with his approach,

including adjusting his

hand placement on the bat

and his balance points in

his legs with his stance.

The key, in his mind, was to

build habits. If he started to

focus on his new approach,

the success would come.

“I was so happy for him

because he made a commitment

in December to change

his approach of something

that he’s been doing for a

long time and buying in

to what we were trying to

do here,” said Titans head

coach Steve Stanicek, who

was named 22nd Century

Media’s Coach of the Year.

“To make that commitment,

not knowing what was going

to happen and then have

that success this year, I’m

super proud of him.”

South started the season

strong — and so did Matias.

The senior provided

the Titans with clutch hits

in a season he honestly

didn’t think would hit the

heights it did.

He finished with a .418

batting average and a .513

on-base percentage, while

hitting six home runs and

driving in 30 runs.

“It was fantastic,” Matias

said of seeing the success

pay off. “The entire

team was feeling the vibe.

We didn’t become satisfied

with the immediate success.

We wanted to make

sure to finish the season

with success. It was awesome

to see the success

rooted from the work we

put in the offseason.”

While the success on

the field was fun, Matias

battled with where he could

go to continue playing the

sport he loves. He knew he

would play baseball, it just

wasn’t clear where. But

there were moments during

the season where the lack

of knowing crept into his


That thought went away

once he decided to continue

his career at Oakton

Community College. The

Owls have recently become

a powerhouse in the junior

college baseball world, having

won a national championship

in 2018, so Matias is

excited for the opportunity

to join the program.

“I honestly feel blessed

to have the opportunity to

continue (playing) baseball,

especially with the tutelage

of Oakton, who had previously

won the Junior College

World Series,” Matias

said. “I have a lot of expectations

and I’m really looking

forward to working with

a great baseball program.”

For Matias, there was

never a doubt.

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Team 22: baseball

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 six high schools

— Glenbrook North (GBN), Glenbrook South (GBS), Highland Park (HP), Lake Forest (LF), Loyola

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



Dan Hawes, GBS


• .373 BA, .505 OBP,

.467 SLG, 15 RBI;

The Coe Collegebound

senior earned

a Central Suburban

League All-Conference

honor after leading the

Titans to a conference

and IHSA regional title.


Chris Karasinski, GBN


• .337 BA, .462 OBP,

.411 SLG, .873 OPS,

18 RBI; The CSL All-

Conference selection

ended his high school

career on a high

note, earning his first

Team 22 First Team



Andrew Kost, NT


• 7-2, 1.49 ERA, 59

K; The Trevians got

a huge season from

Kost as he took over

ace status in his

final season. Kost

finished his New Trier

career with a CSL All-

Conference honor.


Ryan O’Hara, GBS


• 3-3, 1.57 ERA,

67 K; The University

of Illinois, Urbana-

Champaign signee

and CSL All-

Conference honoree

was a key piece in

the Titans’ run this


First Base

Jeremy Frankel, HP


• .349 BA, .439 OBP,

.482 SLG, 2 HR, 15

RBI; Frankel had a big

senior year, leading the

Giants to a regional

title. He also helped

the Giants out on the

mound, finishing 5-2

with 65 strikeouts.

Second Base

Ryan Nevins, LA junior

• .299 BA, 21 R, 7 2B,

2 3B; Nevins earned

an All-Catholic League

nod after a nice

debut season for the


Third Base

Breck Nowik, LF junior

• .373 BA, .618 SLG,

11 2B, 5 3B, 34 RBI,

33 R; Nowik made

the jump from the

Honorable Mention

after a big season and

was a North Suburban

Conference First

Team All-Conference


Center Field

Jake Novak, LA senior

• .371 BA, .608 SLG,

1.052 OPS, 3 HR,

42 RBI; The Rambler

made the First

Team for the second

consecutive season.

The CCL All-Conference

honoree will play

at the University of


Left Field

Michael Rooney, HP


• .337 BA, .505

SLG, 29 RBI, 9 SB;

The senior ended his

Giants career on a high

note, helping lead his

team to a sectional

semifinal apperance.

Right Field

Brandon Matias, GBS


• .418 BA, .513 OBP,

.745 SLG, 1.258 OPS,

6 HR, 30 RBI; The

senior exploded this

year, becoming the

only area player to

hit above .400. His

season earned him

All-Conference honors.



Colin Summerhill, LA junior

• .337 BA, .554 SLG, 15

2B, 25 RBI; A rock behind

the plate with a strong arm,

he had more doubles (15)

than singles (14).

First Base

George Korompilas, GBS


• .309 BA, .869 OPS, 21

RBI; Korompilas makes a

return to the Second Team

after his second season

with the program.

Second Base

Andrew Rubin, GBN


• .213 BA, .378 OBP,

.267 SLG, 22 RBI; The

sophomore had a solid

campaign in his first year

on the varsity squad at the

Northbrook school.

Third Base

`Jacob Snyder, GBS senior


• .262 BA, .431 OBP, 13

RBI; Snyder played a big part

in the Titans’ resurgence. He

had numerous big hits for

his squad this year.


Sammy Dubin, HP


• .365 BA, .445 OBP,

.500 SLG, 24 RBI; The

sophomore had a nice

campaign for the Giants

and was a big reason they

made a postseason run.

Left Field

Jack Miller, NT junior

• .359 BA, 21 RBI, 6 2B,

12 SB; The Trevians’ junior

earned his first Team 22

nod after earning a CSL

All-Conference honor.

Center Field

Henry Pelinski, NT senior

• 366 BA, .536 SLG, 1.018

OPS, 3 HR, 8 2B, 22 RBI;

Pelinski was an all-around

producer for the Trevians

and primarily played right


Right Field

Mike Bednarek, LA, junior

• .372 BA, .570 OBP, 37

R; Bednarek flashed some

offensive punch en route to

All-Catholic League honors.

He also drove in 16.


Michael Vallone, LF junior

• 5-2, 1.77 ERA, 70 K;

Vallone followed up last

year’s Second Team nod

with another one after

helping the Scouts to the

sectional final.

Eric Orloff, GBN sophomore

• 6-3, 2.29 ERA, 87 K;

Another talented GBN

underclassman, Orloff had

quite a season, leading

Team 22 pitchers in

strikeouts en route to CSL

All-Conference honors.

Danny Fitzpatrick, GBN junior C; Tyler Chron, GBN junior CF; Luke Smith, GBS junior CF;

Declan Hood, GBS senior P; Josh Mendiola, HP sophomore P; Will Davis, LF senior CF;

Connor Morrison, LF junior P; Jack Moran, LA senior SS

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Scherb ready to make Jumbo freshman impact at Tufts

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Four years ago, the New

Trier boys lacrosse program

saw one if its best

players, Ben Connelly,

graduate and head east to

play at Tufts University.

That following season, a

new No. 32 (Connelly’s

New Trier jersey number)

arrived on campus —

freshman Henry Scherb.

Fast forward four years

and Scherb will once again

be following in Connelly’s

footsteps, as he goes to

Massachusetts to play for

the Jumbos starting in the


While Connelly didn’t

really push him to attend

Tufts, for Scherb, the passing

down of the jersey

number seemed to be a


“He was number 32 in

high school and I got kind

of forced into taking 32

my freshman year when I

made the team,” he said.

“So I honestly think if I

didn’t wear his number,

we probably never would

have really gotten in contact.

It ended up kind of

helping me a lot, kind of

getting some connections

with those coaches. So

yeah, Ben, he’s a great

player, great person and

he was a great help on my

process with Tufts.

“I really think without

Ben, my relationship with

coaches would have been a

little different.”

But Connelly wasn’t the

only reason that Scherb

decided on the Division III


“I think the main thing

that kind of swayed me

was just the feeling I got

when I was on campus,”

he said. “I walked on, I

saw the facilities, the locations,

the town, the people,

the team, everything. Everything

there made me

feel at home.”

Scherb, who started

playing lacrosse in the

sixth grade, leaves New

Trier as its all-time scoring

leader after scoring more

than 70 goals this season

and around 49 his junior

year, as well as numerous

goals his first two seasons.

Despite playing on the

varsity squad for all four

years of his high school

career, Scherb didn’t really

become much of a scorer

until he became an upperclassman.

Part of that

could be because he played

as a middie his sophomore

year before moving primarily

to the attack position his

final two years.

He says that playing

middie for that one year

helped him become the

player he is because he

was able to see the entire

field and not just from his

attack position toward the


Scherb and his teammates

also finished the

year as state champions,

having knocked off Warren

in the state title game

and Loyola in the sectional

final. The Ramblers had

taken down the Trevians

in the first-ever IHSA lacrosse

state title game the

year prior.

Losing that game is

something Scherb says

was on his mind for the

past year.

“After we lost that game

junior year, I remember I

was holding onto the second

place trophy and I

didn’t say a word to anybody,”

he said. “I was just

looking at the trophy, absolutely

anguished. I was

so angry. But I remember

looking at the trophy and

saying, ‘I’m going to remember

this feeling until

I get revenge.’ I literally

didn’t take my eyes off the

trophy for the ride home.”

The following summer,

he and his teammates

were in the weight room

every day, working to get

better so that same feeling

of anguish wouldn’t come

back the next spring.

“I was in the weight

room, shooting, do everything

I could so that

at least I was prepared to

take on whatever we had

to next year,” he said. “I

think a bunch of the guys

also did too and we had

some ups and downs this

year. But because we did

lose last year, we knew

that if we had more downs

than ups, it was not going

to work out for us. So we

had multiple team meetings

and us captains addressed

the team and we

made sure that we stayed

focused when we had to.

“Coming home with

the number one trophy,

after especially losing

the game last year, it was

just the best feeling in

the world. Literally I remember

thinking, ‘Okay,

there’s absolutely zero

chance that I’m going to

lose this game next year.’

But then of course we

lose to Loyola in the regular

season this year and

I’m like, ‘Oh, God. Who

knows? Maybe it’ll happen

again.’ But that loss

definitely just motivated

us and we held onto that

feeling of loss and despair

and we did not want to do

that again.”

Scherb now joins a

Tufts squad that is coming

off of a 19-2 season that

included a trip to the Division

III Elite Eight and

saw 10 Jumbos be named

All-Americans. They’ve

qualified for 11 of the past

12 NCAA Tournaments,

including every one since

the 2009 season. Tufts has

also played for the national

title five times this decade,

including a stretch

from 2014-16. It also won

national titles in 2014 and


But before he gets out to

Massachusetts, Scherb is

going to enjoy his time as

a state champion.

“It was a feeling I’m

never going to forget and

it’s going to be a feeling

that I’m going to hold onto

for the rest of my life,” he

said. “Not just lacrosse,

but just any life situation,

just knowing that you’ve

got to bounce back and

that anything’s possible as


NT grad Henry Scherb will play at Tufts. 22CM FILE PHOTO

long as you have motivation,

work your hardest towards

your goal. It’s going

to happen.

“Me and my friends




have been playing together

for like eight years now

and ending on that note,

it was like the best thing

ever. It was paradise.”




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school teams. Sports

editors Michal Dwojak,

Michael Wojtychiw, and

Nick Frazier host the only

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Dwyer breaks out in sophomore campaign

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

After completing what

could be considered the

best career in Illinois high

school girls lacrosse history,

it would have been

easy to think Loyola alumna

Brennan Dwyer would

have instant success at

Northwestern University.

But that wasn’t the case

for the Wilmette native,

as she played in 16 games

but was behind one of the

team’s best players, senior

Shelby Fredericks.

“I think going in, obviously,

everyone wants to

be playing, but you kind

of realize that everyone

still has a role no matter

what you’re doing,” Dwyer

said. “Whether you’re

on the bench or you’re a

scout player or you’re playing

on the fields. I think

that’s something that our

team does really well: is

just making sure everyone

knows how important their

role is.”

She always knew she

might get thrown into the

fire if things didn’t go right,

so she kept herself ready,

especially at the draw. Dwyer

competed in practices

as if she played in a game.

That experience, however,

helped Dwyer in her

sophomore year when she

moved into a starting role,

specializing into a draw

control specialist. The

sophomore finished the

year with 181 draw controls,

which was fifth in the

NCAA and earned All-Big

Ten honors, Intercollegiate

Lacrosse Women’s Coaches

Association Third-Team

All-American honors and

Inside Lacrosse Media

First Team All-American


Dwyer’s 181 draw controls

broke the Northwestern

single-season record as


“I think it was definitely

helpful to have some experience

from freshman year

and yeah, I think it was

beneficial for me to know

what it’s like to be in a

game and be playing at full

speed,” she said. “I think

freshman year was definitely

a big stepping stone into

this year and just having

Shelby, who was there my





freshman year, just playing

with her in practice and

stuff was also a huge asset.

Dwyer, however, wasn’t

the only one at Northwestern

to have success during

the 2019 season.

The Wildcats made all

sorts of history this spring.

For the first time since the

Big Ten started sponsoring

women’s lacrosse, Northwestern

won the conference

championship, defeating

top-seeded Maryland in

the tournament title game.

Northwestern followed

that up by making a deep

run in the NCAA Tournament,

all the way to the

semifinals, the program’s

first trip to the final four

since 2014.

“Winning the Big Ten

championship was amazing,”

she said. “It was the

first time that our team has

won a Big Ten championship

since we’ve been in

the conference. And so I

think that was super cool

to just be a part of the first

time we’ve ever done that.

Because that’s obviously

something that we work

towards every year, and

Setting the

Standards of


Loyola graduate Brennan Dwyer, a rising Northwestern

University junior lacrosse player, looks for a teammate

to pass to in a game against Michigan this year. Stephen

Carrera/Northwestern Athletics

it’s a very big goal of ours.

And that even winning the

Big Ten Championship

puts us in a great spot for

the NCAA Tournament. So

that was a great experience.

“The Final Four was also

crazy, it’s not like anything

I’ve ever been a part of.

The stands were so crowded,

and it was just like such

like a broadcasted event. It

was definitely a very cool


Dwyer and her teammates

will prepare for the

upcoming season, but before

then she’ll be doing

some coaching at Northwestern

and Loyola summer

camps, as well as with

local club teams.

She’s excited to get back

to working with her team,

however, as the Wildcats

have a lot of depth returning

from last year’s team,

including five of their top

eight scorers from 2019.

“We’re super excited

about next year and the

upcoming years,” Dwyer

said. “Just having the success

that we did, I think

it kind of made everyone

that’s returning really hungry

to be back there. Because

now we all kind of

know that we’ve been there

and we can get there again

and hopefully the next time

we’re there we leave how

we wanted to, by accomplishing

our goal and winning

the national championship.

“I think that’s super important

and special to have

so many young players

returning who had experience

playing at that level.

So I think that’s going to be

a huge part of our success

next year.”

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New Trier tabs Wysocki as new softball coach

22nd Century Media FILE PHOTO




1. New Trier


(above). The

Trevians qualified

all four possible

entries for the

state meet this

year. It was

the second


season they’ve


that feat.

2. New Trier girls

track and field.

The Trevians won

the 3,200-meter

relay state title

this season. Leah

Ulrich, Marne

Sullivan, Bridget

Forbes and

Emma Braband

led the way.

3. Regina soccer.

The Panthers

won their first

conference title,

the GCAC White,

since 2002.

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Rose Wysocki knew she

had always wanted to be a


Even during her playing

days at Lincoln-Way East

High School and Elmhurst

College, she was almost

like another coach in the


“When I was playing I

was much more of a coach

than I was a player,” she

said. “My dad was a coach

and I grew up driving home

from softball games with

him and getting debriefed

about how the game went

from a coach’s perspective.

So the strategy and

technique has been something

that I’ve just always

naturally been drawn to.

“So, I definitely, even

when I was playing I was

coaching in that sense.

Even when I was a kid,

in high school I volunteer

coached for a local junior

high team and so it’s always

been something I’ve

done and wanted to do.”

Wysocki, originally

from the south suburbs,

played her high school

softball at Lincoln-Way

East High School in

Frankfort and followed it

up with a stellar collegiate

career at Elmhurst College.

While at Elmhurst,

she helped revive the

school’s softball program

and earned First Team All-

Conference honors her junior


After graduating from

Elmhurst, she coached for

a year at her alma mater as

an assistant and then got

a job at Loyola Academy.

She coached for a couple

of years there, then took

a couple of years off to

pursue her master’s before

being the head JV coach at

Niles West for the past two


Sports briefs

Wilmette native drafted

by Blackhawks

Wilmette native Alex

Vlasic was drafted by the

Chicago Blackhawks in

the second round of the

NHL Draft Saturday, June

22. Vlasic was the 43rd

overall selection.

The defenseman has

played on multiple teams,

including the Chicago

Mission and was most recently

a member of the

U.S. National Team Development


Vlasic will play for Boston

University next season.

Gridley hits qualifying time

New Trier girls swimming

rising sophomore

Kaelyn Gridley hit an

Olympic Trials-qualifying

time of 1:10.33 in the

100-meter breaststroke at a

meet June 21-23. Grdiely’s

Now she’ll be entrusted

to turn around a New Trier

program that’s fallen on

hard times the last couple

years after being hired by

the Winnetka school earlier

this month.

Wysocki, who had been

teaching social studies

at Loyola for the past six

years, will also teach social

studies at New Trier

starting in the fall.

“I obviously know the

tradition, and what New

Trier softball, and what

New Trier as a whole, has

been for a lot of years,”

Wysocki said. “And I’ve

been coaching and been

teaching in the area. I’ve

been wanting to take

on a role as a head softball

coach within the last

couple of years. They had

a social studies position

opening, and the coaching

opening at the same time,

so it just seemed kind of

like a good fit, so I figured

time is top 30 in the world

and the fastest LCM time

in her age group of 14 and


New Trier hockey to host

Alex Pegler fundraiser

In honor of former coach

Alex Pegler’s memory, the

New Trier Hockey program

welcomes all local

youth hockey players, past

alumni and friends and

families to come join them

I’d throw my name in the

hat, see if anything came

up from it.”

Despite New Trier going

14-40 over the past two

years, including 4-23 in

2019, that didn’t discourage

Wysocki from pursuing

the position.

“I think you look at the

broader history of what

New Trier has and they’ve

been really successful,”

Wysocki said. “It’s a really

awesome environment, I

can tell already walking

into. There’s a lot of support

from the girls, from

the families, from the

athletic department, the

school as a whole, so it

definitely didn’t scare me

away or anything like that.

“I think it’s just a matter

of kind of refocusing and

shifting that culture to try

to match what we want the

ultimate outcome to be.”

While it’s easy to say

that the overall goal and

at 4 p.m. on July 27th, to

“skate with the Trevians.”

Come celebrate NT Hockey,

help raise proceeds

at the inaugural event in

support of the Alex Pegler

Goal and Assist Fund and

kick off the start of the

2019-2020 season with:

1) food, beverages and


2) New Trier players

Skates/Skills/small area

objective is to win as

many games as possible,

the game of softball and

playing together as a team

means more than that to

the new Trevians’ coach.

“In reality, I want every

girl in the program to, at

the end of the season, to

look back and say, ‘I enjoyed

my time and, probably

more importantly, I

learned a lot of skills to

help me outside of the softball

field,’” she said. “For

me, the biggest thing is

that these girls walk away

becoming better people in

softball, and any sport really,

it’s just a goal to help

them learn all these character

traits like integrity,

respect, hard work, determination,

all those things

can be fostered on the

softball field and those are

things those girls can carry

with them far past their

softball playing days.”

games with Wilmette and

Winnetka players,

3) Alumni hockey,

4) Silent Auction Items

and other surprises.

Visit New Trier’s hockey

website, newtrierhockey.com,

for more info.

Sports briefs are compiled

by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw



Listen Up

“Winning the Big Ten championship was amazing.”

Brennan Dwyer — Loyola alumna and current Northwestern

women’s lacrosse player on her success this past season.

tunE in

What to watch this week

GOLF: Summer has started and it’s time to get out

and swing your clubs while the weather is nice.

• Visit any of your local park districts or golf

courses and hit the links this summer.


35 - Baseball Player of the Year

34 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.

The Wilmette Beacon | June 27, 2019 | WilmetteBeacon.com

Heading East New Trier grad Scherb

set to play lax at Tufts, Page 37

Area’s finest

22CM names baseball Team 22, hands

out awards, Page 36

Loyola alumna Brennan Dwyer earns multiple

All-American honors, Page 38

Northwestern University rising junior Brennan Dwyer, a Loyola

alumna, looks to make a play during the recent lacrosse season.

Stephen Carrera/Northwestern Athletics

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