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Highwood Days

4 p.m.-10 p.m. July 18,

4 p.m.-11 p.m. July 19, 11

a.m.-11 p.m. July 20, 11

a.m.-9 p.m. July 21, Highwood

Metra Station, 317

Green Bay Road, Highwood.

This year marks the

51st anniversary of Highwood’s

oldest festival.

Complete with carnival

rides, funnel cakes, live

music and tons of food

from local vendors — this

is the most traditional festival

and will not disappoint.

Playing It Forward Dinner

4-8 p.m. July 18, Sunset

Valley Golf Club, 1390

Sunset Road, Highland

Park. Enjoy a relaxing

dinner out with friends at

Sunset Valley Golf Club.

Get Healthy with


6-7 p.m. July 18, Highland

Park Public Library,

494 Laurel Ave., Highland

Park. Join us to get familiar

with the many apps

and wearable devices that

can help you track your

steps, practice good sleep

hygiene, calm your mind

with meditation, motivate

you with great music and



Astronaut Camp

1-2:30 p.m. July 19,

Highland Park Public Library,

494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. Do you

have what it takes to be an

astronaut? Try our NASAinspired

activities to test

your endurance, hand-eye

coordination and more.


North Shore Taco Run 5K

9 a.m. July 20, Equinox

Highland Park, 799 Central

Ave., Highland Park.

From downtown Highwood,

up along the beautiful

lake shore and through

historic Fort Sheridan, the

North Shore Taco Run 5K

will be an event to remember.

Whether you run or

walk, grab a friend, grab

your kids, grab your parents

and come join the fun.

When you’ve completed

the race, walk right over

to the North Shore Taco

Festival grounds, listen to

some live music and grab

your complimentary taco.

For participants 21 and

over, grab a complimentary

beer or margarita.

Game On! Super Smash

Bros. Tournament

10 a.m.-1 p.m. July

20, Highland Park Public

Library, 494 Laurel

Ave., Highland Park. New

challengers approaching.

Come show off your

skills and claim glory as

you compete in the latest

release of Smash Bros.

Ultimate against others.

For ages 14-18, an activity

ticket is required. Free

tickets can be picked up at

the New Media Services

Desk beginning July 8.

North Shore Taco Fest

11 a.m.-11 p.m. July

20, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July

21, Highwood Metra Station,

317 Green Bay Road,

Highwood. More than 20

vendors will be sharing

their unique take on the

ever-popular taco while

competing to be the best

in town. Attendees can

choose from a variety of

tacos from the traditional

carne asada to the more

unique braised short rib

and brussels sprout taco

or healthy mahi mahi and

sweet potato taco, and cast

their vote in three categories.

North Shore Amateur Golf


7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July

20, Sunset Valley Golf

Club, 1390 Sunset Road,

Highland Park. After a

two-year hiatus, the North

Shore Amateur is back at

the newly renovated Sunset

Valley Golf Club. Since

1956, thousands of Chicagoland’s

greatest amateur

golfers have competed at

the annual golf tournament.

Join us this year for

a weekend of lively competition

with golfers from

throughout northern Illinois

as they play for the

honor of the game and the


Summer Chamber Music,

Evening Jazz and Evening

Orchestra Concerts

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. July

20, MYAC Center, 878

Lyster Road, Highwood.

This is a free event, find

out more at mya.org.


Cake Pop Workshop

11 a.m.-12 p.m. July

23, Highland Park Public

Library, 494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. Kids ages

4 to 6 are invited to create

a hummingbird cake pop

with fast pineapple frosting

and an iced pineapple


Pass the Pineapple: A

Non-Prickly Networking


5-7 p.m. July 23, Dayhouse

Coworking, 2057

Green Bay Road, Highland

Park. How many networking

events have you

been to where all people

do is hand out their business

cards? The days of

networking events leaving

you feeling prickly

because you just wasted

an hour of your time (and

no authentic connections

to show for it) are gone.

Welcome to Pass the Pineapple

— a new non-prickly

networking mixer. Free

for Dayhouse Coworking

members, $20 for nonmembers.


Sidewalk Sale

9 a.m. July 25-27,

Downtown Highland

Park. Coordinated by the

Highland Park Chamber

of Commerce, more than

80 merchants in Highland

Park’s lively Central Business

District move their

merchandise outdoors for

this shopping extravaganza.

Check out the trendy

goods and great deals at

this annual event.

Illinois Wildlife Safari

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. July

27, Infinity Foundation,

1280 Old Skokie Road,

Highland Park. Join Dave

Odd, a lifelong naturalist

and reptile and amphibian

enthusiast for a suburban

journey. Discover

in real time some of the

wild and wonderful creatures

that live right in your

own backyard. Spotting a

snake, salamander, frog,

turtle, cool insects and bird

sighting are pretty much a



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Kids, Rigs & Heroes

10 a.m. July 27, St.

Johns North Parking Lot,

1896 St. Johns Ave., Highland

Park. Family-friendly

activity to meet community

heroes and explore cool

vehicles, cars and trucks.

Meet Jake Shimabukuro

11 a.m.-12 p.m. July

28, Aloha City Ukes, 453

Roger Williams Ave.,

Highland Park. Come and

meet Jake Shimabukuro

at Aloha City Ukes. Meet

the ukulele master, Jake

Shimabukuro, the most influential

ukulele player on

the planet.

Bloody Mary Fest

10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28,

Everts Park, 102 Highwood

Ave., Highwood.

Celebrate Highwood is

proud to be celebrating

the 10th anniversary of its

renowned Bloody Mary

Fest. This year will feature

the best of the best,

as contestants will be prejudged

to be a part of the

competition for the title of

‘Best Bloody Mary in the



Children’s Weeknight

Story Time

6-7 p.m. Mondays,

Highwood Public Library,

102 Highwood Ave., Highwood.

Interactive story

time where books will be

read to children ages 10

and under.

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North Shore School D112 Board of Education

Board approves new

principal, administrator

Eric Bradach

Freelance Reporter

After an extensive

search and interview process,

North Shore School

District 112 filled two

significant positions for

the upcoming school year

in a packed room at the

Board of Education’s July

9 meeting.

“Members of the Northwood

Husky community,

thank you for coming out

here in force this evening

to show the board and

the administration that

the Husky spirit is alive

and well 24/7, 365 days a

year,” Superintendent Dr.

Mike Lubelfeld said in

response to a large, bustling

crowd of Northwood

Junior High School students

and parents present.

“This is a really beautiful

showing of support, interest,

compassion and just of

real excitement and exuberance.”

The Board unanimously

approved nominee Sergio

Gonzolez as principal of

Northwood Junior High

School. Gonzolez has a

bachelor’s degree in media

studies from the University

of Illinois in Urbana-

Champaign and two master’s

degrees, teaching and

education administration,

from Dominican University.

He was also a former

assistant principal at Jefferson

Middle School in

Villa Park, Ill., and an 8th

grade language arts teacher.

“So, I like to talk, and

I don’t even know what

to say right now because

there’s so many feelings

and I’m so thankful

for the students and staff

for organizing this,” said

Gonzolez, who will start

his new position on July

15. “I couldn’t ask for a

better introduction to the

Northwood community…

I’m honored [and] I’m

dedicated to work for the

families, students and staff

members here.”

The district received

about 100 applications for

the position, and Deputy

Superintendent Monica

Schroeder said Gonzolez

deservingly emerged

among the pack.

“Sergio’s positivity just

shined throughout the entire

[interviewing] process,”

Schroeder said.

“He’s collaborative, he’s

positive and I can tell what

was wonderful to hear was

his message of unity…

unifying the staff [and]

unifying the students.”

The Board also unanimously

approved nominee

Holly Colin as assistant

superintendent of student

services. She began her

career in Woodland School

District 50, where she was

a special education teacher

at Warren Township High

School and an assistant

principal at Woodland

Middle School, both of

which are in Gurnee, Ill.

During her time as an assistant

principal, she was in

charge of student services.

After her tenure in Gurnee,

she was the director of special

services at Mundelein

School District 75.

“After my first conversation

with [Schroeder]

and the second, I said to

my husband, ‘Well, if they

don’t hire me, they make

me feel like I want to be

there,’” said Colin, who

has a doctorate in educational

leadership and administration.

“I’m really

excited to serve students,

parents, staff, principals

and the overall community.”

Lubelfeld noted that

while nothing is more

important to a student’s

growth than a teacher, a

strong and supportive administration

is crucial for

a teacher to succeed. Colin

exhibits these characteristics,

he said.

“Dr. Colin emerged

among a highly competitive

pool,” Lubelfeld said.

We are elated that Dr. Colin

wants to spend her career

with us here in the role

of assistant superintendent

of student services and

join our wacky cabinet.”

Colin’s has an unconfirmed

but tentative start

date of Aug. 1, Lubelfeld


Schroeder called Colin

a “relationship builder”

and a “highly organized”

administrator, adding that

the questions she’s already

asked to prep for the position

affirmed that she was

the right choice. One of

Colin’s references even

said that if District 112

didn’t hire her that they

will, Schroeder noted.

“One of the things that

stuck out about Dr. Colin

was her cover letter,”

Schroeder said. “She talked

about how she enjoys

challenges and sees them

as opportunities. I said,

‘Oh, we got some challenges

and definitely a lot

of opportunities.’”

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Highland Park dispensary prepares for cannabis legalization

Erin Yarnall, Editor

When the staff at

Elevele, Highland Park’s

sole cannabis dispensary,

heard the news that Gov.

J.B. Pritzker signed a bill

legalizing cannabis in

the state of Illinois, they

were excited, according to

Elevele General Manager

Paul Nowacki.

“Everyone that works

here has been really excited

because we've all

been waiting for this,”

Nowacki said. “There’s

been such a stigma about


He hopes that with the

passing of this legislation,

that stigma will begin to


But the transition to legalized

marijuana won’t

happen overnight. The

bill will become effective

Jan. 1, 2020. In the meantime,

Elevele is starting to

prepare for the changes

that will happen to the

cannabis industry once it

becomes legalized in the


Dispensaries in the state

that have already been

selling medical marijuana

will need to apply for a license

to begin recreational

marijuana sales.

“What’s nice is it works

very similar to how a lot

of other states did it in

that the companies who

have already had medical

licenses get first dibs at

the recreational licenses,”

Nowacki said.

According to Nowacki,

the state will also be

opening up licenses for

craft cannabis growers

“Everyone that works here has

been really excited because

we’ve all been waiting for this.”

Paul Nowacki, General Manager at

Elevele on the legalization of cannabis

— which he compares to

brewers who make craft


“Craft grows are going

to be much, much

smaller,” Nowacki said.

“They’re going to produce

fewer products, but

of higher quality.”

Elevele does not grow

its own products, it instead

purchases them from

cultivation centers located

throughout rural Illinois,

according to Nowacki.

The dispensary will

continue to provide medical

marijuana, and although

anyone over the

age of 21 will be able to

purchase marijuana products,

medical card holders

will receive benefits —

including lower taxes on


“Medical cannabis patients

will only continue

to be taxed what we’re

currently taxing them,”

Nowacki said. “For instance,

we tax one percent.

Moving forward,

those taxes will remain

the same.”

While those without a

medical card will be taxed

at much higher rates.

Medical patients are

also allowed to grow up to

five plants in their homes,

and recreational users do

not have this ability.

“On the recreational

side, there’s going to

be more restrictions on

the amount of product

you’re allowed to have,”

Nowacki said.

If anyone from out

of state pays a visit to

Elevele in 2020, they will

be allowed half of the

amount that Illinois residents

can purchase.

The dispensary has

been providing clients

with cannabis products for

more than three years, after

being opened by Lake

Forest residents Andy and

Veronica Hunt.

After three years of servicing

medical patients,

the staff at Elevele are

excited to take on new clientele

who are interested

in purchasing recreational


“I’ve been involved in

the industry for probably

around eight years now.

I grew up in Illinois, so

to be involved in something

that’s portrayed or

comes across as fully illegal

and there’s all this

negative stuff that comes

along with it — I think

that’s the biggest thing,”

Nowacki said. “It’s just

like a big sigh of relief for


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Highland Park City Council

Conversations about recreational

marijuana in HP on the horizon

Eric Bradach

Freelance Reporter

Highland Park government

meetings at City Hall

will soon be discussing

how the city will implement

recreational cannabis

when it becomes legal next


Mayor Nancy Rotering

and City Council unanimously

approved a resolution

to commence the

zoning, regulation and

licensing amendment process

of recreational marijuana

at its July 8 meeting.

Illinois Governor J.B.

Pritzker signed the Cannabis

Regulation and Tax Act

in June, making Illinois the

11th state to legalize recreational

maraijuana, which

will begin Jan. 1, 2020.

“This is simply a starting

point under the recently

passed state law for

us to have a more comprehensive


around the subject matter,”

Rotering said. “We’ll be

looking forward to input

from the public, which

will come at a later date.”

Current city zoning

laws only allow for medical

cannabis cultivation

centers and dispensing

organizations; therefore

Round it up

Action taken by the City Council at the July 8


• Mayor Nancy Rotering thanked the community for

their involvement in the City’s 4th of July festivities,

including a parade, Fourth Fest, the Bitter Jester

Music Festival and a fireworks display.

• Rotering announced the winners of the HP150

History Competition.

• Rotering recognized Stuart Senescu for his effort

in organizing the HP150 Historic Architecture Bike


it prohibits recreational

cannabis businesses. The

resolution directs the city’s

Plan and Design Commission

to evaluate and recommend

a zoning amendment

and a definition of

recreational cannabis businesses.

It will also recommend

whether any, some,

or all types of recreational

marijuana consumption be

allowed on cannabis businesses’


The Cannabis Regulation

and Tax Act also permits

municipalities to impose

a tax up to 3 percent

of the retail purchase price

for the sale of recreational

marijuana. The Plan and

Design Commission is

also directed under the

resolution to recommend

whether the city should

impose that tax.

Highland Park currently

has just one medical marijana

dispensary, Elevele.

Marijana remains illegal

at the federal level but

the state law marks a considerable

shift in the war

on drugs in Illinois. It allows

anyone over the age

of 21 to buy, possess and

consume marijuana in Illinois

and effectively wipes

clean past convictions for

minor marijuana offences.

Rotering emphasized

that approving the resolution

is only the beginning

of the conversation about

the legalization of marijuana

and its impact on

Highland Park.

“We will keep the public

posted as to when these

further conversations will

be occurring,” Rotering


police reports

Several cars damaged throughout city

Three cars were reported

as damaged to the

Highland Park police over

a span of four days. On

July 2, a complainant in

the 400 block of Broadview

Avenue reported that

a car window was smashed

by unknown subjects. It is

unknown when the damage

occurred. Two cars

were reported damaged on

July 5. A complainant in

the 2700 block of Lauretta

Place reported than an unknown

subject slashed the

rear tires on his vehicle.

Later that day, a complainant

in the 100 block

of Skokie Valley Road

reported that an unknown

subject keyed her car.

In other police news:

July 2

• A complainant in the

1200 block of St. John’s

Avenue reported the theft

of miscellaneous items

from an unlocked vehicle

during the overnight hours.

• A complainant in the 900

block of Marion Avenue

reported the theft of headphones

from an unlocked

vehicle during the overnight


• A complainant in the 400

block of Broadview Avenue

reported that a car

window was smashed by

unknown subjects. It is unknown

when the damage


July 3

• Michael Armstead, 52, of

Chicago, was arrested and

charged with retail theft

with a value under $300

when police responded to

the 2100 block of Green

Bay Road for a complaint

of a person removing ice

from an exterior ice container

without paying for


July 4

• A complainant in the

2000 block of Skokie Valley

Road reported the theft

of 18 cans of Enfamil, valued

at $358, by unknown


July 5

• Jessica Becerra, 24, of

the 1500 block of Park Avenue,

Highland Park, was

arrested and charged with

driving under the influence

of alcohol and improper

lane usage when police

conducted a traffic stop at

the intersection of Skokie

Valley Road and Half Day


July 6

• Alvarez Ray, 18, of

Grayslake, was arrested

and charged with driving

under the influence of alcohol,

with a blood alcohol

content of more than

.08, speeding construction

zone of 35 miles per hour

over, disobeyed traffic

control device and improper

lane usage when police

conducted a traffic stop at

the intersection of Edens

Expressway and County

Line Road.

• A complainant in the

1500 block of Old Skokie

Road reported that an unknown

subject unlawfully

removed miscellaneous

landscaping equipment

during the period of July 3

to July 5, 2019. Forced entry

was discovered on the

trailer housing the equipment,

and no subjects are

identified at this time.

July 7

• A complainant in the 700

block of Orleans Drive reported

the theft of a package

valued at $403 from

his front porch. No subjects

are identified at this



Highland Park Landmark’s

Police Reports are compiled

from official reports emailed

from the Highland Park

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in Highland Park

and the Highwood Police

Department headquarters

in Highwood. Individuals

named in these reports are

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Chicano College Bowl allows students to celebrate heritage


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Our 11-year-old Bichon-

Poodle, Jaz, was rescued

from Orphans of the

Storm in 2011. We

can’t understand why

anyone would have left

this lovable snuggler to

be a stray. Jaz loves to

curl up on warm laps

and bark at every little

leaf that moves. When

he is particularly happy he runs around the house

jumping on and off the couch in what we call the

Bichon Blitz. In the end, maybe he rescued us.

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

and information to Editor Erin Yarnall at


Erin Yarnall, Editor

Several teams came to

exhibit their skills and

compete in the gymnasium

of Highland Park

High School, but it wasn’t

anything to do with athleticism.

It was everything to

do with history and culture.

The Chicano College

Bowl, held April 27, was

the 21st annual event of its

sort — bringing together

teams from the Chicagoland

area to compete in a

scholastic bowl focused on

Latino history.

The annual event is sponsored

by the Highland Park

High School Hispanos Unidos

Club, and has always

been held at Highland Park

High School.

Teams are tasked with

watching films from the

2013 PBS series “Latino

Americans” — a documentary

series that chronicles

the history and experience

of Latino Americans

over a span of centuries.

Each year features a

different keynote speaker

at the event, and the chosen

speaker this year was

Sylvia Mendez, one of the

children of Gonzalo and

Felicitas Mendez. In 1947,

her parents fought a court

case, Mendez v. Westminster,

which fought for

the integration of schools

seven years before Brown

v. Board of Education led

to the desegregation of

schools in the country.

Sylvia Mendez has gone

on to educate communities

about the struggles

her parents went through

in an attempt to provide

educational opportunities

to their children. Mendez

has received a Presidential

Medal of Freedom, and

travels the country sharing

her story.

“It’s nice because it’s a

reminder that it’s one of

the cases that was used as

Winners of the

Chicano College Bowl


1st Place - Warren

Township High School

2nd Place - Highland

Park High School

Junior Varsity

1st Place - Warren

Township High School

2nd Place - Buffalo

Grove High School

a precedent for Brown v.

Board of Education, six

years later,” Highland Park

High School teacher Jesse

Villanueva said.

Villanueva organizes the

event, along with school

counselor Charo Mendoza.

The event also features

a dance at the culmination

of the scholastic bowl, in

which participants from

all of the schools could interact

and get to know one


Mendoza and Villanueva

agree that the event

is important because Latino

and Chicano history

is infrequently taught in


They feel it’s important

to encourage students to

continue learning outside

of the classroom so these

stories will continue to


“When they go into a

classroom and hear the

history, they can question

it more. And not just question

it, they can be mindful

or bring it up to the attention

to the teacher that

there’s some history that’s

missing within the things

that they’re being shown

or taught,” Mendoza said.

“They can recognize that

they will have to seek information

outside of the

classroom, because they

recognize that some of the

history is either forgotten

or erased, whether it’s purposefully

or not.”

The HPHS Chicano College Bowl team cheers on their

teammates as they answer questions correctly at the

Chicano Bowl at Highland Park High School. Photos by

Nicole Carrow/22nd Century Media

The HPHS Chicano College Bowl team poses with the

day’s keynote speaker, Sylvia Mendez.

HPHS’s team — Liz Hernandez (left to right), Pablo

Gilbert, Quetzali Gomez, and Itxel Limon — competes

on stage during the varsity tournament.

Liz Hernandez (left to right), Itxal Limon, Pablo Gilbert,

and Quetzali Gomez celebrate a successful run during

the competition.

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Curt’s Café fundraises for new

HP location opening this year

Eli Fraerman, Editorial Intern

Curt’s Café, an Evanston

based café and training

program that focuses

on helping at-risk or formerly

incarcerated youngadults,

is opening up a new

location in Highland Park

later this summer, and held

a fundraiser earlier this

month at The Art Center.

In terms of their menu,

Curt’s Café seems like

a normal coffee shop.

They have coffee, breakfast

items, sandwiches as

well as soups and salads.

However, their mission is

unique. Curt’s Café employs

at risk or troubled

15-24 year olds that are

determined to build a better

life for themselves.

Through 3-month pro-






grams, Curt’s Café employees

are taught marketable

skills for future

employment. Some of it

occurs at the café, some

in a classroom setting, and

upon completion they are

assisted with job placement

and transitioning to

full-time employment.

Curt’s Café decided to

expand and will open up

a 2nd location in Highland

Park, increasing their

range of assistance. Joan

Marks is the marketing

communications director

for the event and has

worked with Curt’s Café

on several of their events.

She is excited for the event

and eventual opening.

“I think what’s going to

be really great is the food

is really good, it’s reasonably

priced, what’s going

to fun about this location

and what they have

in Evanston is that they

have a community space,

so it means that people

can bring their book clubs

there to meet,” Marks said.

“After the space opens

we’re talking about having

book clubs, film discussions,

poetry slams,

using the space to bring

community together, different

kinds of discussion

groups, guests, everything

from local government

members to local authors.”

Not just a normal café,

Curt’s Café has the ability

to help struggling individuals

in the area as well as

unite the community.

Full story at HPLandmark.com.



HP mail carriers deliver

more than 1K bags of food

Submitted Content

Highland Park letter carriers

delivered more than

1,000 bags of food to over

70 volunteers at Moraine

Township’s food pantry,

May 11.

“This was a tremendous

effort on the part of our

Highland Park letter carriers,

organized by Joe Cholewa.

Their effort was far

above and beyond the call

of duty and deeply appreciated,”

Township Trustee

Amy Zisook said.

This was the 27th annual

National Association

of Letter Carriers’ Food

Drive, held the second

Saturday of May each

year. The drive is particularly

timely in May

to help stock the food

pantry’s shelves for summer

when there are fewer

community food drives

yet residents continue to

visit the pantry.

“The township relies on

a corps of volunteers who

make it possible for the

food pantry to serve our

residents in need,” said

Moraine Township Supervisor

Anne Flanigan Bassi.

“Volunteers and Letter

Carriers unloaded and

Letter carrier Leashia Best (right) and food pantry volunteer

Steve Lanchak deliver bags of food to incomequalified

residents. Submitted photo

sorted bags of food.”

Moraine Township’s

Food Pantry serves income-qualified


who are invited to visit the

food pantry twice a month

to receive shelf-stable

food items, plus produce,

dairy and frozen meat.

The food pantry is located

at 800 Central Ave. in

Highland Park, and open

Tuesday and Thursday

from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

and Wednesdays from 1 to

3:30 p.m. (plus other times

by appointment to accommodate

residents’ work

schedules) and recorded

over 7,000 resident-visits

to our pantry in the last


“We are fortunate to

live in a community of

workers and residents who

care about residents going

through difficult times,

and this drive demonstrates

the care and compassion

of our residents

who both contributed food

and pitched in to volunteer,”

said Trustee Cindy


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Village surprised by $61M

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For years, commuters

traveling through the interchange

at Illinois Route

176 and U.S. Route 41

in Lake Bluff have faced

considerable daily traffic

congestion and safety hazards.

But a long-planned upgrade

to the interchange is

now closer to completion,

now that $61 million has

been secured for the project.

The funding comes

from the recently signed

Rebuild Illinois capital

construction plan, which

includes nearly $45 billion

for state repairs to roads,

bridges and transit over the

span of six years.

State Senator Julie Morrison,

D-Deerfield, made

the announcement over the

Fourth of July weekend,

which came as a surprise

to the Lake Bluff Village

Board, according to President

Kathleen O’Hara.

“We heard this week,

much to our surprise to

be totally honest, that $61

million is going to be allocated

for the 41-176 ex-

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Top stories:

From hplandmark.com as of Monday,

July 15

1. Highwood theater company takes on

Broadway musical ‘Be More Chill’

2. Highland Park parade serves as

‘homecoming’ for childhood friends

3. Modenese Society members reflect on

Pavarotti visit to Highwood

4. Football: IHSA releases 2019 Giants


5. 10 Questions with Jason Polydoris,

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from the editor

Highland Park is stepping up

Erin Yarnall


Making good on a

campaign promise,

Illinois Gov.

J.B. Pritzker signed a bill,

June 25, to legalize marijuana,

making Illinois the

11th state in the country

to go through the process

to legalize recreational


Local communities have

made decisions about how

they intend to handle this

process, and at a July 8

meeting, the City Council

passed an ordinance allowing

for these conversations

to start taking place.

While no city-wide

decisions have been made

as of yet, it’s an important

and responsible step that

Highland Park is recognizing

all of the upcoming

discussions it will

need to have about this


The legalization process

is not one simple step.

Many components have

to be taken into consideration.

One of the important

considerations that needs

to be made is the impact

on businesses.

This week, I spoke to

Paul Nowacki, the general

manager at Elevele,

a dispensary in Highland

Park. Nowacki noted the

excitement that the staff at

Elevele felt when Pritzker

signed the bill, saying that

it helps to alleviate some

of the stigma put on the

cannabis industry.

While it’s yet to be

seen how drastically the

legalization of marijuana

will impact Highland

Park, it’s very important

that these first steps be


To read more about how

it will impact Highland

Park’s sole cannabis

dispensary, turn to Page

4. To read about the City

Council’s plans to begin

conversations about the

legalization process, turn

to Page 6.

On July 9 Edgewood Middle School posted,

“Big shout out to Norton’s Restaurant for

displaying EW CMA student’s Photoshop

pieces that once hung in City Hall. They will

be returned to Edgewood when the school is

finished with its renovation. Work by incoming

7th Grade students: Henry S.,Ryan K., Emily

A., Dylan G., Avery R., Grace W., Charlotte

R. Pictured below is Jeffrey hanging up the

photos at Nortons.”

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On July 12 the City of Highland Park posted,

“Don’t miss your chance to secure a piece of

Highland Park history! Buy your #HP150 celebration

souvenirs today at http://www.cityhpil.


Follow The Highland Park Landmark: @hparklandmark


From Page 12

change,” O’Hara said at

the Village Board meeting

on Monday, July 8.

“We hope to be at the

table,” she added, “but

we’re not sure if we’re sitting

with the adults ... or

the kiddies table.”

O’Hara noted the $61

million overhaul of the

Lake Bluff interchange is

a state project and consists

of three phases. Phase I

was completed in 2015 and

focused on an engineering

and environmental study

that steered the design of

the project.

Reporting by Stephanie Kim,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at LakeForestLeader.



Student-painted rain

barrels to be installed at

D35 schools

After a wet start to the

summer, some of Glencoe’s

youngest residents

learned about water conservation

during Glencoe

District 35’s Summer Explorations


Summer Explorations

started June 17 and ran

through Friday, July 12.

The session offered a variety

of classes to local students

who were looking to

continue learning throughout

their summer break.

During the week of July

8, a group of students from

the Backyard Art Summer

camp had a special visitor:

Rebecca Wooley from the

Metropolitan Water Reclamation

District of Greater


Wooley, who works in

MWRD’s public affairs

department, taught students

from first through

fifth grade about their

local waste water treatment

plant — Terrence J.

O’Brien Water Reclamation

Plant in Skokie —

and how they clean waste


“We release water into

the local waterways, but

first we clean and treat

it,” Wooley said of the

130-year-old organization.

“We also manage stormwater.

It’s our responsibility

to protect neighborhoods

and businesses from


She also introduced students

to green infrastructure,

which helps with

stormwater detention. The

main infrastructure includes

native plants, green

roofs, rain gardens and

rain barrels.

Everyone can be a

go figure


“stormwater superhero”

by helping out with green

infrastructure, Wooley

said — not just MWRD.

“A rain barrel is equipment

to help us reduce the

water that is going into our

sewer system,” she said.

Reporting by Megan Bernard,

Contributing Editor.

Full story at GlencoeAnchor.


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The amount of marijuana

dispensaries located in Highland

Park. Read more about it on

Page 4.

The Highland Park Landmark

Sound Off Policy

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22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The

Highland Park Landmark encourages readers to write letters to Sound

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published. We also ask that writers include their address and phone

number for verification, not publication. Letters should be limited to

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Letters become property of The Highland Park Landmark. Letters that

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Landmark. Letters can be mailed to: The Highland Park Landmark, 60

Revere Drive St. 888, Northbrook, IL, 60062. Fax letters to (847) 272-

4648 or email Editor Erin Yarnall at erin@hplandmark.com

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A fresh scoop

Winnetka’s Adelheidi’s offers organic desserts, Page 22

North Shore

widow ‘inspired,

comforted’ by

support from

HP organization,

Page 19


Jennifer and

Justin Ericsson

pose for a

family photo

with their sons

Ethan (center),

7, and Josh, 9.

Photo courtesy

of Jennifer


18 | July 18, 2019 | The highland park landmark faith


Faith Briefs

Christ Church (1713 Green Bay Road,

Highland Park)

Weeknight Service

7-8 p.m. Thursdays,

church coffee bar. Weeknight

service is a place to

come, stay awhile, meet

people and then go make

a difference. For more

information, call (847)

234-1001 or email Brad at


Men’s Breakfast Group

6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Panera Bread, 1211

Half Day Road, Bannockburn.

For more information,

contact Sean at seansmith797@gmail.com.

Trinity Episcopal (425 Laurel Avenue,

Highland Park)

Sunday Schedule

8:45 a.m. – Fellowship

9 a.m. – Holy Eucharist,

St. Michael’s Chapel

10 a.m. Sunday School

(on the 1st and 3rd Sundays)

11 a.m. – Fellowship

Men’s Bible Study Group

9-10 a.m. Saturdays

Wednesday Service

9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

with healing, St.

Michael’s Chapel

A Safe Place

6 p.m. Thursdays -

Guild Room

Men’s AA Meeting

8:30 p.m. Fridays

Makom Solel Lakeside (1301 Clavey


Choir Shabbat

7:30-8:30 p.m. May 10.




Torah Study

9:15 a.m. Saturdays

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (1175

Sheridan Road, Highland Park)

Free Hebrew School


Right now the Jack and

Mildred Cohen Religious

School at North Suburban

Synagogue Beth El

is offering second grade

parents free tuition for the

2019-2020 school year.

There are only 25 openings

in our Second to

None program - so register

now. No tuition for one

year, and no synagogue

membership fee required.

Contact Dr. Alicia Gejman,


org, for more information.

Writer’s Beit Midrash

9:30-11 a.m. every other

Call Noah Pavlina

to learn more about recruitment

advertising in your local newspaper.

708.326.9170 ext. 46


Wednesday, The NSS Beth

El Writer’s Beit Midrash

meets in the Maxwell Abbel

Library. All fiction, non-fiction,

poetry, memoir and essay

writers (published or not

yet published) are welcome

for discussions, exercises,

camaraderie and critique.

Contact Rachel Kamin at

rkamin@nssbethel.org for

more information and to be

added to the mailing list.

Open Conversational


10-11 a.m. Sundays.

Practice Hebrew conversation

and reading informally

with other participants.

Free. For information,

contact Judy Farby at judyfarby@yahoo.com.

Daily Minyan

8:45 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.


7:15 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.


7:15 a.m.; 6:15 p.m.


Shabbat Service

6:15 p.m. Friday (Kabbalat


8:50 a.m. Shacharit

(Shabbat Morning)

10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation

(Grades 2-6)

10:45 a.m. Young Family

Service (families with

children first-grade age

and younger)

Immaculate Conception Parish (770

Deerfield Road, Highland Park)

Donations for Rummage


Donations are now being

accepted for the annual Immaculate

Conception Rummage

Sale. The sale takes

place Sept. 6 and 7 in the

Parish Center. Please drop

off donations of clothing,

books, housewares, electronics,

all children’s items,

holiday decorations and notions

in the front of the Parish

Center. Indoor and outdoor

furniture, tools, bikes,

art work, sports equipment

and large appliances can

be dropped off at the upper

level garages. Furnity

pick-ups can be scheduled

for a minimal fee. We can

not accept mattresses, box

springs, tube TVs, sofa

beds, car seats or cribs.

For more information or to

schedule a pick up, contact

the Parish Office at (847)


Weekend Services

5 p.m. Saturdays

4-4:45 p.m. Sundays,


8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Sunday



4-4:45 p.m. Saturdays

Sunday Connection

Scripture Group

10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays,

The Sunday Connection

is a women’s

discussion group based

on the readings for the

following weekend liturgies.

Coffee and camraderie

following each session.

Everyone welcome,

no sign-up necessary. The

group is located in the

church’s parish center.

Central Avenue Synagogue (874 Central

Ave., Highland Park)

Jewish Spirituality and

Mysticism Class

1:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Jewish Spirituality and

Mysticism Class open to

members and non members

discusses spiritual

applications of the weeks

Torah portion to contemporary

life. For more info

regarding other daytime

and evening classes please

call (847) 266-0770.

St. James Catholic Church (134 North

Ave., Highwood)

Catholic Charities Supper

6:30 p.m. Thursdays,

Parish Hall

Food Pantry

5:30-7 p.m. every

Thursday, lower level of


Worship Services

8 a.m. Monday through


8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays

8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays

Noon Sundays with a


Alcoholics Anonymous

7 p.m. Mondays in the


Submit information for The

Landmark’s Faith page to Erin

Yarnall at erin@hplandmark.

com. The deadline is noon on

Thursdays. Questions? Call

(847) 272-4565 ext. 34.

In Memoriam

Shirley Bark

Shirley Bark, nee Chapman,

92, beloved wife for

70 years of Sidney; loving

mother of Marla Bark

Dembitz (Andrew Dembitz),

Caryn Bark (Dr. Fred

Huss) and Dr. Toni Bark

(David Dwyer); adoring

grandma of Alexandra

(Adam) Stillman, Chap-

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man Bark-Huss, Dashiell

Bark-Huss (Shlomo

Karbal), Tallulah Bark-

Huss, Ayal Bark-Cohen

and Trinidad; devoted

daughter of the late Mary

and Isaac Chapman; dear

sister of the late Julia (the

late Jack) Gomberg, the

late Annabelle (the late

Hy) Steinberg and the late

Rose Greenberg (the late

Leo Shechtman and the

late Ralph Greenberg);

favorite aunt of many

and treasured friend.

Shirley was the glue of

the family and will be

dearly missed. In lieu of

flowers, donations may

be made to Hadassah,


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the highland park landmark | July 18, 2019 | 19

‘Overwhelmed with immense gratitude’

Family supported

during cancer

battle by HP-based


Jason Addy

Contributing Editor

In the days, weeks and

months following Justin

Ericsson’s skin cancer diagnosis

in May 2017, life

quickly began to change

for him and his family.

With Justin requiring

extensive treatment and

regular medical appointments

— and doctors initially

estimating he had

only a year to live — time

was fading. Justin and his

wife, Jennifer, worried

they would struggle to

keep life as normal as possible

for their two young

sons — Josh, 9, and Ethan,


But soon after the “lifechanging”


friends, neighbors and others

from around the Glenview

community started

reaching out offering to

help the Ericssons by taking

the boys to school

and practices, picking up

groceries, dropping off

meals, and lending an ear

and their support, Jennifer


This included help from

the Highland Park-based

Anthony Rizzo Family

Foundation, which awarded

a grant to Jennifer, Josh

and Ethan to help them

begin to rebuild our lives,

Executive Director Abby

Suarez said.

“The Foundation regularly

helps families who

are facing financial struggles

due to a Cancer diagnosis.

We heard about the

Ericsson family and were

honored to be able to help

the family as they adjust

to a new normal after the

loss of Justin,” Suarez said

in a statement. “No family

should ever have to

go through what Jennifer,

Josh and Ethan are dealing

with and to be able to relieve

some of the financial

burden for Jennifer as she

grieves the loss of her husband

and tries to rebuild

their life is something Anthony

and his family are

proud to support.”

“The community around

us just embraced us and

took us in so many ways

and kept knocking on the

door,” Jennifer said shortly

after Justin’s death on April

14. “In so many ways, they

supported us and helped to

carry us through this, and

they still do.”

“There’s a number of

things (where) we’ll never

know who did what because

everyone’s so modest

and quiet about it. But

it’s allowed our family to

be together, to be more

present through all of this.”

“While we’re mourning

him … we’re also just

overwhelmed and floored

at all the love and support

that’s come out from

the community,” Jennifer


Justin and Jennifer Ericsson smile at the camera with

their sons, Josh and Ethan. Photo Courtesy of Jennifer


Justin Ericsson, 42,

died April 14 following

an almost two-year battle

against melanoma.

He was diagnosed in

May 2017 after visiting the

emergency room with flulike

symptoms, Jennifer

said. After informing doctors

that he had potential

melanoma spots removed

several years previously,

they conducted scans of

his head, which revealed a

baseball-sized brain tumor.

Further tests showed multiple

tumors throughout his


In an effort to beat the

disease, Justin sought

out numerous aggressive

experimental treatments

that provided the medical

community with new

knowledge on the effects

of various treatment combinations.

Jennifer said her husband’s

love for his family

and “his passion for life”

inspired him to fight.

“He loved life and his

family and all the dreams

he had to carry out with

our boys, wanting to be

able to be there for them

and for us,” Jennifer said.

Justin owned and operated

Profit from Rentals,

working to make homes

attainable for young families

and first-time homeowners,

Jennifer said.

“He took such great

pride and joy in being

able to hand keys over to

a young family that may

be receiving government

assistance and not … had

an opportunity to live in

a beautiful home before,”

Jennifer said.

As a self-employed entrepreneur,

Justin did not

have financial supports

like life insurance and he

had not been working in

recent months as his health



worsened, Jennifer said. A

GoFundMe page set up for

the family had raised more

than $36,000 by the start

of June and that money

will be crucial as Jennifer

and her sons “transition

into our new lives.”

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20 | July 18, 2019 | The highland park landmark life & arts


HP resident writes book centering on autism awareness

Erin Yarnall, Editor

A few years ago, Highland

Park resident Marla

Schachtel was talking to a colleague

who had a nephew with


Her colleague remarked that

her nephew was like “a dog living

in a cat’s world.”

From there, Schachtel’s imagination

took over.

Her children’s book “The

Life of a Dog Living in a Cat’s

World” was released this year,

and it chronicles a dog feeling

out of place in a world filled

with cats. She believes this will

resonate with how children with

autism feel among other children.

“I thought that was a description

I would like to write about,

because it really does give a little

perspective for people who

are in the situation and don’t

see anything to identify with,

or to help build a familiarity for

people who are family or classmates

or kids working with and

interacting with these kids,”

Schachtel said.

Schachtel said she worked

on the book for more than three

years before she was able to

self-publish it.

She was inspired to write

the book after getting to know

a few individuals with autism,

including one of her own


“There are lessons in the book

about the desire to get along,

and the ability to ask for help,”

Schachtel said.

Schachtel said one of the

reasons she self-published her

book is through her experience

working as a volunteer at Ragdale

in Lake Forest — a non

profit artist community.

While volunteering at Ragdale,

Schachtel spoke to several

writers about their difficulties in

“The Life of a Dog Living in a Cat’s World” is authored by HP resident

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getting their work published.

“The opportunity that today’s

technology provides is that it’s

not impossible to take your idea

and get it into print,” Schachtel


The book was Schachtel’s

first, but she said she has been

writing since she “was a kid.”

“Writing has always been an

outlet, and an interest, and a

source of enjoyment for me,”

Schachtel said. “When the idea

struck, I just felt ‘I’m going to

give this a try.’”

She also feels that this book

will go toward a legacy of sorts

for her.

“I’ve always felt since I was

quite young, at some point in

my life, besides raising a son

and now having a wonderful

grandson, I’d like to leave

something behind at some point

in my life, not knowing what

that would be,” Schachtel said.

“It really has felt like a tremendous

accomplishment, having

this idea brought to fruition, that

I hope will help people and be


Copies of the book are

available at Schachtel’s website,

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22 | July 18, 2019 | The highland park landmark dining out


Adelheidi’s brings a new flavor to downtown Winnetka

Michael Wojtychiw

Contributing Sports Editor

When the Schuppenhauers

opened their first Adelheidi’s

Organics restaurant

in Naples, Fla., in 2011,

the hope was to bring organic,

gluten-free items

to southwest Florida. Fast

forward eight years and

the same has done the

same with their newest

store, which opened May 8

in Winnetka.

”Winnetka really needed

one,” manager Tania Nesterak

said about why the

new store was opened in

Winnetka. “[They thought]

it would be really popular

in this area and people really

like vegan and glutenfree

stuff. They’re more

into this kind of life. It’s a

perfect place. We opened

I think the same day as

the arcade, so we have a

toy store here, we have an

arcade here, we have ice

cream shop here, so it’s the

perfect location.”

The organic ice cream

shop is located at 522 Lincoln

Ave. in downtown

Winnetka in the Winnetka

Walk property with fellow

tenants Games on Lincoln,

an arcade, and Beat Street,

a toy store. The Winnetka

location is the only one

outside of the original Naples

location, as well as a

factory outlet in Naples.

Since the store opened

in May, Nesterak says the

reception has been a positive


“We have regular customers

who come here a

lot,” she said. “It’s really

cool. I have people who

I know their name, who I

don’t even need to explain

anything on the menu to.

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real, organic fruits, while

the shakes and floats are

made with grass-fed organic


Four 22nd Century

Media editors stopped by

the Winnetka location on

a hot morning to try out

what Adelheidi’s had to


We first tried the açai

bowl ($8.95). Like all of

their items, the açai bowl

is made up of fresh ingredients,

namely fresh

blueberries, fresh bananas

and fresh strawberries,

as well as açai. The bowl

was topped with glutenfree

granola hemp hearts,

chocolate nibs and coconut


“We change our flavors

every two weeks,” Nesterak

said. “On gelato, one

of our favorites here is fig

and goat cheese. You can’t

even taste goat cheese. It’s

so good. We have rum and

raisin. We have a lot of different


One of the gelato selections

we had was the

Caramel Kiss gelato. This

dish was served with butter

pecan gelato and salted

caramel topping and also

Adelheidi’s offers a variety of gluten-free and organic

gelato and ice cream flavors.

covered by nuts.

Along with all of the

frozen treats made on the

premises, Adelheidi’s also

features a number of nonfrozen


We were able to try a

couple of those as well.

First we tried the choco

lavender crunch, which is

similar to a cracker that’s

vegan, gluten-, grain-,

dairy- and egg-free, as

well as featuring all-natural

ingredients and non-genetically

modified foods.

Along with the choco lavender

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crunch and chocolate

cookie crunch flavors, all

for $4.99.

We also were able to try

the lavender pizzelles, the

shop’s take on the traditional

Italian waffle cookie.

Lastly, we were also

given two toppings that the

store uses: rum cherry and

salted caramel. The two

can be used as toppings for

pretty much any item in

the store.

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Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Cake finisher

5. Repeating section

in jazz

9. Smooth jazz


14. Ice cream treat

15. Wit Bombeck

16. Guesstimate


17. Automaker with a

four-ring logo

18. Press down

19. Rather, informally

20. Non-profit organization

that was

formed as a result

of Martin Luther

King’s visit to Winnetka

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24. Ambition

25. Battery units

28. Slips

33. All the more, in

legal writing

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41. Notorious fiddler

42. Affectedly dainty,

in London

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TV series about

a fantasy football

group live in Winnetka

45. Football play

48. Harry Potter


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of 1967

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3. Attempted

4. It makes something


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8. Its capital is Port


9. Central Washington


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12. Art model

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22. Squat

26. Poetic contraction

27. Dirty coat

29. Drink mentioned in

Rupert Holmes’s song


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31. Stocking color

32. Jimmy Choo specialty

33. Pot booster

34. Babe in the woods

35. “Yay!”

36. Ticked off

40. Popular camera

type, for short

44. Tombstone name

46. In need of straightening


47. It may be picked

50. Roentgen’s discovery

52. Poker bets

53. “Body ___” Kathleen

Turner movie

54. Prefix with spore

55. Wing ___ prayer

56. Like many a mistake

57. Again and again

58. “Me neither”

59. Palmist, e.g.

60. Small city

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

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Syndey Tran

Tran was a senior on the

Highland Park girls water

polo team.

How did you get

started playing water


This year was my first

year playing water polo.

I previously swam and

played basketball. A lot of

my swimming friends play

water polo, so the team atmosphere

really brought

me in.

What’s your favorite

part of playing water


The way that our team

backed each other up

when somebody made a

mistake was incredible.

No matter what, we had

each others backs, the

team atmosphere was unbelievable.

What’s the most

challenging part of

playing water polo?

For me the most challenging

part was coming

in and not knowing all the

skills to water polo, it was

my first year.

What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

ever gotten?

Coach Urbanski did a

great job of reminding us

that winning is not the key

to any sport you do, it’s the

camaraderie and the effort

that you put in it.

Do you have any

pregame rituals or superstitions?

On the bus, I will put

my headphones on and

I will sit quietly on the

bus on the way to the

games and try to focus.

If you could play

another sport besides

water polo, what

would it be?

I acutally was going to

try out for lacrosse, I’ve

never done it before. I love

the toughness behind that


What’s your favorite

place to eat?

My favorite place to eat

is Tsukasa in Vernon Hills.

Who is your favorite


photo submited

My favorite athlete

would be either Blake

Griffin or Devin Booker.

I’m a huge basketball fan

and I love what they do behind

all the workouts and

how much they actually

care for the sport.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

I would travel to Bora

Bora, it’s my dream place

to go. I just love how clear

the water is and how relaxing

it is over there.

If you won the lottery,

what’s the first thing

you would buy?

I promised my parents if

I won the lottery I would

buy them a car.

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Local families get competitive at mini golf tournament

Ronnie Wachter

Freelance Reporter

The best part of Doug

Cohen’s weekend may

have come when he turned

the corner to start the back

nine ... at the Rivers Edge

miniature golf course.

Halfway through his round

during the Park District of

Highland Park’s parent/

child mini golf tournament,

Cohen led his wife and

two sons.

“Thank you for asking,”

the proud papa said.

The park district held

its second annual, free

miniature golf tournament

on Saturday, July 13, at

the Highland Park Golf

Learning Center on the

Skokie Valley Highway.

The event, which included

prizes for the winners and

ran from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

drew 16 players during one

of the hottest and most sunblasted

days of the summer.

Rob Saunders, the manager

of Rivers Edge and the rest

of the Highland Park Golf

Learning Center (which

also includes a driving

range), said the intent of

the tournament was to get

grown-ups and their kids

to move around and spend

quality time with one another.

“It’s really just an opportunity

to get family and

friends outside, to do an

activity with each other,”

Saunders said.

The scorching temperatures

outside may have

contirbuted to the somewhat-low

turnout, but the

Cohen family managed to

beat the heat for some quality

family bonding. Doug

Cohen’s sons said the park

district’s efforts worked

— even though their putts

were not working.

“It’s good to get away

from the screens for a

while,” said Alex Cohen,


After nine holes, Alex

was in last place among the

family with 28; 19-yearold

Zach was swinging 25,

their mom Leslie held a 23

and their father was in control

at 20. Saunders said on

Monday morning that they

had not tallied or notified

any winners yet, but expected

to before the end of

the week.

RIFGT: Dylan Contreau

putts at the Park District of

Highland Park’s mini golf

tournament at the Highland

Park Golf Learning

Center. Mairead Kahn/22nd

Century Media file Photo

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World Cup

From Page 31

less people were aware of

it. Now that we won it, a

second time, people are

paying attention to women

more, especially the

women’s national team.

This world isn’t just run

by men, it’s run by women.

The men’s team isn’t

nowhere as good as the


With the popularity

growing, there seems

to still between a wide

margin between men and

women’s compensation, do

you think women should

be paid equally?

Stern: I don’t know all

the specific numbers, but

even beyond regular salary,

with the training and

transportation, there needs

to be a lot of improvement.

It’s kind of obvious. We

don’t know the exact salaries,

but someone got injured

on a field that wasn’t

prepared properly.

Kosla: Personally, I

think that they should be

paid the exact same. They

are doing the exact same

thing. The only difference

is that men and women.

But they play the same,

travel, have exhibition, it’s

exactly the same thing.

Weaver: Yea, I mean this

is their job, they work so

hard. This is their job and

they’re all best friends,

which I think is so neat.

Allan: When I was

younger, I wanted to become

a professional soccer

player. People around

me and my parents would

say, ‘you don’t get paid as

much.’ I just think that’s

ridiculous because women

should get paid at what

level you’re at. I don’t

think it should matter gender-wise.

It was also the first time

the United State women’s

team sported gay pride

jerseys in the month of

June, which is gay pride

month. How fo you think

the women’s team have

helped gay pride as well?

Stern: Some of the players

being gay or bisexual,

it’s really cool to see that

they use their platform to

inspire everyone they can,

not just male or female.

Just because some teams

wouldn’t do it because

they think they would get

criticism, but it’s cool the

women team uses their


Kosla: A lot of people

look up to them. If they

believe in something, then

other people will believe

in something. Not many

people have as much

power as these women. A

lot of people would just

stand around and not do

anything, but since these

women are doing it, it’s

giving the confidence to

other people to get involved.






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Motzko loving life at SDSU summer camp

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

Recent Highland Park

High School football player

Tom Motzko has been at

South Dakota State University

for almost two months

now, learning the Jackrabbits’

defensive schemes

and getting up to speed

with college-level football.

He hasn’t had a lot of

off time this summer, but

Motzko doesn’t seem to

mind at all.

“Everything is going really

well,” Motzko said.

“I’ve been hanging out

with the guys, they’re

a bunch of really good

dudes. We’ve just been

getting after it in practice

and lifting and running,

and doing this all summer

until we hit fall camp in a

couple of weeks.”

Though he made 22nd

Century Media’s Team 22

First Team as a running

back this past fall, Motzko

joins SDSU as a linebacker.

He made 112 tackles

and registered 9.5 sacks as

a junior, drawing attention

from multiple schools and

earning honorable mention

all-state recognition.

Motzko, a 6-foot,

220-pound athlete who

made the Central Suburban

League All-Conference

team as a senior, first

developed his collegefootball

aspirations when

he made the varsity team

as a sophomore.

“I really started to decide

that football was

something I wanted to do

in the future,” Motzko

said. “I started thinking

about college and how I

can get better prepare myself

throughout the years

on varsity and get me to

where I am now.”

The two-way player secured

his dreams thanks to

Tom Motsko poses in his South Dakota State jersey.

photo Submitted

a big junior year, leading

the Giants to a 7-3 record

and a CSL North title. A

few other Missouri Valley

Conference schools

reached out to Motzko,

but South Dakota State

had his heart from the

beginning. He committed

to SDSU in June of last


“At the end of the day,

I wanted to go to a school

no matter how far away

that was going to put me

in the best position to not

only play football but to

get a degree and set me up

not just for four years but

in the long term,” Motzko


“When I came here

on my official visit, the

coaches were unbelievable,

it’s one of the biggest

reasons why I chose South

Dakota State, along with

their constant winning tradition,

making it into the

semifinals a lot and the exciting

future that we have

ahead of us.”

The Jackrabbits are

coming off a 10-3 season

in which they reached the

Football Championship

Subdivision semifinals.

Motzko, who will major

in business economics, is

excited to help SDSU win

games this fall.

Though he committed to

South Dakota State before

the start of his senior year,

Motzko still had plenty to

learn. Playing under Coach

David Linduist, a former

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


player, helped Motzko

come to terms with the

road in front of him.

“I think coach Lindquist

really helped me understand

what was ahead of

me, but also made sure

that I was focused on the

season and winning for the

Giants,” Motzko said. “He

really made me understand

that college football isn’t

just like high school, it’s

more of a job in comparison

to just getting to go

play on Friday nights and

just go practice. Here we

Motzko avoids a Deerfield defender in a game last season. 22nd Century Media file


have a lot more meetings

and early practices, it’s

more so studying than just

going out and playing.”

Motzko did contribute

to the Giants — he totaled

732 rushing yards and 11

total touchdowns — but

Highland Park went just

4-5. Regardless, Motzko

gained vital experience in

his senior year.

“My time playing at

Highland Park and under

coach Lindquist, it helped

me unbelievably with the

organizational skills during

school and studying

and making sure my time

was dedicated to not just

football but to school,”

Motzko said. “They really

prepared me very well to

be out here. I know Highland

Park is known to be

a very good preparatory

school for college, which

I can now confirm because

they did a great job.

“Coach Lindquist really

taught me how college

football isn’t just a game,

I’m really proud that I

went to Highland Park

High School and played

under Coach Lindquist.”

SDSU’s season starts

Aug. 29 at the University

of Minnesota.

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North Shore soccer players react to U.S. World Cup win

22nd Century Media File



Three Stars of

the Week

1. Tom Motzko.

The 2018 CSL


member is taking

his talents to

South Dakota

State University

as a linebacker.

2. Sydney Tran.

The 2019 CSL


member is our

Athlete of the

Week after a

strong senior


3. Jamie Stern.

Stern, who will

play soccer at

Clark University,

watched Team

USA win its fourth

women’s World


Drew Favakeh, Sports Intern

The 2019 FIFA Women’s

World Cup has come

and gone, but that doesn’t

mean the impact from the

summer’s games won’t be

felt for months and years

to come.

With the U.S Women’s

National Team winning

the world’s top prize once

again, The Landmark’s

Sports Intern Drew Favakeh

caught up with area

girls soccer players to see

how they enjoyed the tournament

and what they’ll

remember the most.

What moment do you

remember most from the

United States’ 7-0 run and

eventual fourth World Cup


Jamie Stern (Highland

Park): I liked when they

played France just because

that was the home country,

but I thought it was cool

anyway because the U.S.

had a bunch of fans.

Olivia Kosla (Glenbrook

North): There was

a foul in the penalty box

and the refs had to watch

it over and over to see

if there was a penalty. It

ended up being a penalty

kick. The score was 2-0

at the time... but the U.S.

goalie saved the goal to

keep the 2-0 lead. All my

friends watched it. PK’s

are always supposed to go

in, but the goalie saved it.

Emma Weaver (New

Trier): I obviously remember

Lavelle’s goal

and Megan Rapinoe’s penalty

kick, but I remember

more of how they played,

their playing style, not

just one individual player.

That’s what makes them

so special because they’re

all so talented. They play

well together. They anticipate

where the ball is going

to be played and they

know their teammates well

enough, so they’re two

steps ahead of their opponents.

Head coach Jim

Burnside always says I

have good field vision, so

I can kind of relate.

Ainsley Allan (Lake

Forest): Yes, I did. I

thought it was great to see

the team to win two World

Cups in a row. I was sitting

on my couch watching

the game, and I remember

feeling amazed and

happy for Lavelle because

she’s a younger player, and

honestly, going into the

tournament, I didn’t think

she’d make that big of an

impact. When she started

over Lindsey Horan, it

was surprising because I

thought Horan was the better

player. Her scoring that

goal definitely boosted her


Who is the player you look

up to most on the team?

Stern: I really like Kelly

O’Hara because she’s an

outside back and I’m an

outside back. She’s confident,

but she’s quietly

confident, which I think

is cool because it’s not in

your face. I’m not saying

any of the players are

like that, but I like how

she’s kind of low-key. I’ve

played outside-back most

of my life, but the past

couple years, I didn’t play

center-mid. Sometimes, I

played outside-mid. My

coaches just put me in the

game where they think I

can play.

Kosla: Julie Ertz because

she’s really aggressive

and always has the

ball out and fights through

it. I wanna be just like her,

so I paid attention to her a

lot to see what to do and

how to improve.

Weaver: Since I’ve been

really little, it’s been Alex

Morgan; I’ve loved her.

Since newer and younger

players are coming in,

I’ve started to really love

Lavelle. I think she’s so

cute and such a dynamic

player in the midfield,

she’s a playmaker. She’s

the new role model for

me. She’s small, but she’s


Allan: I really look up

to Morgan, Rapinoe and

Carli Lloyd because they

are captains of the team.

I strive to be the best

leader and love how they

lead the team. Rapinoe

got the Golden Boot and

golden ball, so I thought

that was awesome. I used

to be more shy, but I am

definitely more of a vocal


This was the first time

the Women’s World

Cup reached one billion

television viewers. How

Highland Park alumnus Jamie Stern. 22nd Century Media

file photo

does the women’s team

elevate the state of

women’s sports?

Stern: I don’t wanna

say I was surprised, but I

think it’s just really nice to

see how into it everyone’s

getting. A few years ago

for the 2015 World Cup,

it didn’t seem as publicly

recognized as this one did.

I was in New York for the

final game and even just

seeing all the billboards of

all the women’s faces literally

everywhere, it was

really inspiring to see how

far we’ve become, especially

for younger athletes,

too. It’s really important to

see representation everywhere.

Kosla: In the past,

women haven’t thought to

play sports and stuff. They

would just do whatever.

But now, they’re finding

enjoyment in the sport, so

more and more people are

doing it and looking up

to others who want to do

the same thing as them.

The more women who are

playing will lead to more

younger girls to play more


Weaver: I think it’s

amazing. I think all women’s

soccer, all women’s

sports in general, need to

have the same recognition

as men. I’m happy to be a

part of women’s soccer, to

cheer for women who are

super inspiring. And now

that they’re getting the recognition

they’re getting, I

don’t think it should take a

huge World Cup game for

everybody to watch women’s

sports. If it’s a game

against a random team,

girls should want to watch

that game as well.

Allan: When we won the

World Cup in 2014, I think

Please see World Cup, 29

Listen Up

“I’m really proud that I went to Highland Park High

School and played under Coach Lindquist.”

Tom Motzko — Highland Park football alumnus and future South

Dakot State player on playing for the Giants

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The highland Park Landmark | July 18, 2019 | HPLandmark.com

What a feeling North Shore girls soccer players

discuss Team USA and World Cup, Page 31

A Hole in one

HP Park District puts on minigolf

tournament, Page 28

Highland Park alumnus Tom Motzko runs by the defense

in a game last fall. 22nd Century Media File photo

Motzko gets into swing of things at SDSU, Page 30

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