Stormwater solutions

Park Board reaches unanimous

consensus, Page 3

Remembering Joseph

Kenilworth community mourns loss

of resident, Page 10

Helping other kids

The Nora Project spreads to Wilmette

D39, Page 26

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Paris to Pittsburgh Doc

7-8:30 p.m. July 18,

Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave. Celebrate

how Americans are

demanding and developing

real solutions in the

face of climate change!


Club Hogwarts

3:30-4:30 p.m. July

19, Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave.

Grades 2-4. Add magic to

your summer with crafts

and activities inspired by

the world of Harry Potter.


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.

Call (847)

251-3800 or email info@



Tour of Sustainable Yards

9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 21,

Wilmette. Those looking

to attract birds and butterflies

or divert rainwater:

to eat the fruits of their

own labors or create a

back yard retreat, will find

plenty of inspiration and

information at Go Green

Wilmette’s self-guided

Sustainable Yard Tour.

Bike-friendly map and

details at: http://www.gogreenwilmette.org/.



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.


Outer Space Storytime

4-4:45 p.m. July 23, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Grades 1-4.

Explore books and activities

related to outer space.

Topics will include the

sun, moon, stars, planets,

astronauts, and aliens. This

week, we’ll focus on our

solar system.


Summer StoryWalk

10:30-11 a.m. Vattmann

Park, 1461 Lake Ave., Wilmette.

For the whole family.

Enjoy the outdoors, read

the new summer story with

your librarians, and finish

up with a treat.


Twilight Wilmette

Centennial Park Tour

5-6 p.m. July 29, Centennial

Park Prairie, Corner

Wilmette and Crawford

Avenues, Wilmette.

Led by Charlotte Adelman,

prairie founder. Following

a refreshment break,

return to the prairie to spot

insects like fireflies. Event

is free. Free parking. Contact:

Monarch Maniacs

(Sierra Club Woods and

Wetlands Group) monarchmaniacs2018@gmail.

com. Contact: Tiffany at

Park District (847) 256-


Green Bay Trail Day

8 a.m.-noon Aug. 3,

Scott and South Avenues

in Glencoe. Activities for

cyclists, walkers, runners,

photographers, dog walkers,

and gardeners will line

the trail between Glencoe’s

Scott and South Avenues.

View the trail’s natural

beauty, its restored sites

and enjoy its recreational

opportunities. More information

at: gbtrail.org and



Beer Wars: Wets vs. Drys

on the North Shore

Running through Aug.

4, Wilmette Historical

Museum, 609 Ridge Road,

Wilmette. Free admission.

The exhibit chronicles the

story of Chicago breweries

and of North Shore

saloons and their battles

against temperance activists

who advocated for

their demise. For more

information about the exhibit

and Museum hours,

visit https://www.wilmettehistory.org/,



or call (847) 853-7666.

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


WW2 Vet Roundtable

10-11:30 a.m., third

Wednesday of every

month, Wilmette Public


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Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette. World War

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 admin@rosehallmontessori.org

or by

calling (847) 256-2002.

Tuesday Tours, Baker

Demonstration School

By appointment, 9-10

a.m., Tuesdays, Baker

Demonstration School,

201 Sheridan Road, Wilmette.

Baker welcomes

parents to schedule an

appointment to see their

Pre-kindergarten through

eighth-grade classrooms

in action, each Tuesday

while school is in session.

Tour the campus, meet the

faculty and staff, and learn

how Baker’s century-long

commitment to progressive

education can benefit

your child. Call (847)

425-5813 or admissions@

bakerdemschool.org to

confirm your appointment.

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Wilmette Park Board

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 9 days ago

Decisions on configuration preferences for stormwater project made

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

The stormwater project

took another step forward.

The Wilmette Park

Board reached a consensus

on what configuration to

move forward with at each

park to be able to provide

direction to the Village at

its Monday, July 8 meeting.

The board reached

a unanimous consensus

to move forward with alternate

configuration 2 at

Thornwood Park and alternate

configuration 1 at

Hibbard Park, while reaching

a majority consensus

to move forward with the

original configuration at

Community Playfield.

Alternate configuration

2 at Thornwood Park is

$7.06 million. This was

the most cost-effective option

for Thornwood Park,

as alternate configuration

1 was $8.81 million and

the original configuration

was $8.61 million. Alternate

configuration 2 has

just a 1.4 acre footprint,

compared to the other configurations

being a 3 acre

footprint. Alternate configuration

2 also removes just

three trees, compared to 53

trees in the original configuration

and 60 trees in alternate

configuration 1. Alternate

configuration 2 is a

gravity and pumped outlet

and its tank is 11-foot-4

inches tall. Additionally,

it preserves the oak grove

and temporarily impacts

two baseball fields.

“This seems to be a

good solution for that

area,” President Amy

Wolfe said. “It’s giving the

community the relief from

the stormwater overflow in

the streets and it also preserves

the most number of

trees and takes up a smaller

footprint than what was

originally proposed.”

The board also chose the

least costly option at Hibbard

Park. Alternate configuration

1 is $6.28 million,

compared to $7.43

million for the original

configuration, $6.34 million

for alternate 2 and

$7.18 million for alternate

3. Alternate configuration

1 is a gravity and pumped

outlet, 1 acre footprint and

11-foot-4 inch tall tank.

It also calls for the removal

of eight trees and

temporarily disrupts one

baseball field. Alternate 3

only removes two trees,

but it’s nearly $1 million

more than alternate 1. So

the board ultimately went

with the lowest-cost option

of alternate 1 keeping

in mind the removed trees

will be replaced.

“Alternate 1, which

saves the most money, is

along Skokie Boulevard

and probably has the best

access for the pumping

station,” Wolfe said. “We

will lose a few trees but we

will replace them.”

Five of seven commissioners

supported the

original configuration at

Community Playfield with

Commissioners Bryan Abbott

and Gordon Anderson

dissenting. The original

configuration at Community

Playfield is $10.68

million, the costliest of

the options compared to

$10.42 million for alternate

1 and $9.88 million

for alternate 2. It calls for

the relocation of the existing

detention, compared

to the others that would

preserve the existing detention.

The original configuration

is a gravity outlet,

3.86 acre footprint and

6-foot tall tank. It also calls

for the removal of 32 trees

and requires the temporary

impact of one soccer field.

“I would strongly support

the original plan because

I think for this park,

the most important consideration

coming out is the

increase of playable and

usable space,” Commissioner

Michael Murdock

said. “It’s the only plan

that creates a significant

amount of additional playable

and usable space.”


A brief recap of Park

Board action from July 8

•The board approved

an amendment to the

lease agreement with

the Metropolitan Water

Reclamation District

of Greater Chicago

to allow the sale and

consumption of alcohol

on the Canal Shores

Golf Course.

•The board approved a

resolution authorizing

the sale of the Green

Bay Trail parcel of land

behind 1307 Richmond

Lane not exceeding

three acres in area.

•The board approved

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

Four New Trier alumnae create platform for custom landscape plans

Libby Elliott

Freelance Reporter

We call them “disrupters.”

They’re the tech-driven

businesses like Uber, Airbnb

and Netflix that displace

established market leaders

and radically change the

way a product is delivered

or consumed, from hailing

a taxi, to booking a hotel, to

watching to TV.

Now, disrupters are

changing the world of landscape


Launched in February

2019 by four New Trier

graduates, the website tillydesign.com

uses a simple

online platform to deliver

custom landscape plans for

outdoor spaces, eliminating

costly face-to-face meetings

and challenging an industry

that hasn’t innovated

in decades.

“Up until now, there’s

typically been only two

angles in the landscaping

industry,” said Tilly

co-founder and Winnetkanative

Blythe Yost, a New

York-based landscape architect

with 15 years experience

in landscape design

businesses. “There’s the

mow-and-blow guy or the

high-end landscape architect

with big ideas that cost

big money. There’s nothing

for your average customer

that’s cost effective.”

Yost’s three additional

co-founders, Sarah Finazzo

and Alexis Sutton, both

from Wilmette, and Heather

Hoeppner, a Glencoe native,

remained close friends

after graduating from New

Trier in 2001. The foursome

hatched the business

plan for Tilly last year during

their annual summer

friendship reunion with

husbands and children.

While the price of a traditional

landscape architect

generally ranges from

$2,000 to $7,000-plus before

plant materials and installation,

Tilly offers four

discrete design packages:

The Mini ($95), The Front

($275), The Back ($375)

and The Full ($575) for a

redesign of an entire yard.

“Through initial research

and testing, we’ve seen that

especially the millennial

demographic — who are

now entering homeownership

by the masses — are

extremely receptive to

digital design and service,”

Yost said. “Being online is

the norm.”

Tilly co-founders use a

web-based, streamlined

process to engage with

homeowners without timeconsuming,



After completing a highlevel

intake questionnaire

on the company’s website,

customers purchase a design

package before moving

into a deeper space assessment

based on detailed

photos and a property survey.

A video-based personal

consultation offers Tilly

the chance to get to know

their customers’ lifestyles

and familiarize themselves

with a home’s indoor and

outdoor spaces, whether its

new construction or a renovation


After a bit of back and

forth, Tilly provides customers

with a detailed,

scaled landscaping plan

along with a shopping list

and detailed installation instructions.

“Our primary focus is

plants,” Yost said. “We can

design walkways, patios

and simple decks as necessary

to enhance a yard, but

we don’t provide a detailed

document to allow you to

go get a permit.”

Launched in February

2019, Tilly is already

working in over 10 states

markets, including New

York, Connecticut, Florida,

Colorado, California and


Tilly’ co-founders say

their service is particularly

suited for homeowners

looking fix a problem area

in their yard or to get a

home ready to sell.

“We have one Chicago

resident with a shared yard

looking to create a cohesive

A home landscape design by TillyDesign.com, created by four New Trier alumnae.

Photo submitted

“The beauty of the North Shore is something we

try to replicate with our designs. Having grown

up near parks and beaches, we know how important

it is to maximize life just by being outside.”

Sarah Finazzo — Wilmette native and co-founder of tilly-design.com

front lawn,” Finazzo said.

Raised vegetable beds

and pollinator gardens are

also increasingly popular,

says Yost, as homeowners

are growing more ecologically


Tilly’s four female cofounders

are also determined

to upend an industry

that’s traditionally been the

sole domain of men.

‘The landscaping business

is 83 percent male,”

Finazzo said. “We’re proud

to be a female-owned business,

especially now that

we’re all moms.”

Spread out between New

York, Denver and Chicago,

these business partners are

juggling family and work

commitments in addition to

launching Tilly. Nonetheless,

they still make time to

reconnect and reminisce.

“The beauty of the North

Shore is something we try

to replicate with our designs,”

Finazzo said. “Having

grown up near parks

and beaches, we know how

important it is to maximize

life just by being outside.”

For more information,

visit tilly-design.com.

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Police Reports

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

‘Known’ shoplifter nabbed after stealing $1K in merchandise from Jewel

Lisa M.


34, of Lincolnshire,

was arrested

and charged

with retail

theft an incident

at 8:04


p.m. July 8 at Jewel, 411

Green Bay Road, Wilmette.

An employee alerted police

of a known shoplifter

in the store preparing a

“set-up cart” near the front

doors. Police took Galasinski

into custody after

she allegedly left the store

without paying for $1,062

worth of merchandise.

Previous instances of theft

were partially caught on

video but items and values

were unknown.


July 11

• The Chicago Police Department

advised Wilmette

Police that they had recovered

a 2015 Honda Odyssey

at 7:24 p.m. July 10

that was stolen from Wilmette

between June 27-28

in Wilmette.

• Cutberto Mata Marchan,

39, of Chicago, was arrested

and charged with

driving under the influence

following a traffic

stop at 3:03 a.m. July 11

in the 2900 block of Lake

Avenue. Police stopped a

vehicle driven by Marchan

for an traffic violation and

determined the driver he

had allegedly been drinking.

Marchan failed street

sobriety tests and was arrested.

He submitted to a

breath test that revealed a

.141 blood alcohol content

level. He was processed

and released on an I-bond.

July 10

• A resident told police that

while she was in the hospital

on July 9 an unknown

offender added themselves

to her Chase credit card account

and changed the contact

information associated

with the account.

July 9

• A resident reported that

an unknown offender

opened credit cards on July

8 in her recently deceased

husband’s name. A US

Bank Korean Air account

was opened and charged

$25,195.80 and a US Bank

Norwegian Cruise Line

account was opened and

charged $2,453.80.

• An employee of CVS,

1515 Sheridan Road, reported

two black males

entered the store at 3:02

p.m. July 8 empty-handed

but left carrying a bag filled

with unknown items and a

box of Nasacort and a box

of Rogaine. The manager

asked them to stop but they

walked past her and fled the

area before police arrival.

July 8

• Ciara J. Burke, 71, of

Chicago, was cited following

a traffic stop 2:43 p.m.

July 6 at Old Orchard and

Skokie Boulevard. The officer

determined the driver

had a driver’s license that

was suspended for financial

reasons. Burke was issued

a citation and a passenger

with a valid DL was allowed

to drive the vehicle.

July 5

• A driver reported that

while driving north on

Sheridan Road at 12 a.m.

July 4 a subject in a black

SUV driving southbound

threw an object at his vehicle

damaging the hood and

windshield. The offender

sped off.

• A driver told police that

while they were driving

west on Lake Avenue at

7:38 p.m. July 4 a passenger

of a tan Honda or

Hyundai travelling east on

Lake threw a full water

bottle at her car, shattering

the car’s windshield. The

offender was a white male.

• Zaia M. Mikhail, 27, of

Skokie, was arrested at

5:44 p.m. July 4 after being

curbed for disobeying a

stop sign at Lake and Wilmette.

The officer found

that the driver’s license was


• Umang Chawla, 45, of the

2500 block of Kenilworth

Avenue in Wilmette, was

arrested and charged with

driving under the influence

at 7:33 p.m. July 4

at Illinois and Crestview.

Chawla had been stopped

for a traffic violation and

subsequently failed field

sobriety tests. Chawla allegedly

refused to take a

blood alcohol content test.

July 4

• Resident reported unknown

offender used his

American Airlines AAdvantage

mileage points

to purchase airline tickets

June 30 and again July 2 to

purchase additional tickets.

• Eduardo Torres, 45, of

Des Plaines, was arrested

and charged with driving

under the influence following

a traffic stop at 2:48

p.m. July 4 in the 1500

block of Lake Avenue.

He had been stopped for a

traffic violation and subsequently

failed field sobriety

tests. His alleged blood

alcohol content level was



• Nothing to report for the

week of July 5-12.

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 guilty in

a court of law.

From the Village

Document destruction

event planned for


For the seventh consecutive

year, the Village

will partner with the Solid

Waste Agency of Northern

Cook County to host

a one-day Document Destruction


The event will take place

from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday,

Sept. 28, at Centennial

Park Southwest Parking

Lot, 2300 Old Glenview

Road, Wilmette.

This year’s event will

be held in the southwest

parking lot of the Centennial

Park & Recreation

Complex. The entrance to

the event will be located

off of Old Glenview Road;

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

cars will not be permitted

to enter through the other

parking areas.

This event is open to

all Wilmette residents and

residents of all other SW-

ANCC communities; identification

will be checked

for proof of residency.

Materials from businesses,

schools, or institutions will

not be accepted.

Document destruction

guidelines: Paper documents

must be in paper

shopping bags or cardboard

boxes – no plastic

bags. To avoid back-up or

capacity issues, we must

limit residents to six filesize

boxes or paper shopping

bags per vehicle.

Staples and paper clips

are acceptable, but binders

and metal clips should be


This year’s event will

not include electronics

recycling. A permanent

drop-off site for electronics

recycling is now open

to Wilmette residents 24/7

at the Public Works Facility,

located at 711 Laramie

Avenue. A dumpster located

in the south driveway

off of Laramie, in which

residents can drop off

items to be recycled. The

back of the dumpster will

remain open to make dropping

off large items easier.

Representatives from Advanced

Disposal will be

on-site the second Saturday

of each month from 9

a.m. to noon to can assist

residents with larger items.

For more information,

contact Public Works at

(847) 853-7500 or pubworks@wilmette.com.

Deputy Fire Chief Brill

completes officer program

The Village



is proud to


that Deputy

Chief Robert

Brill has Brill


the National Fire Academy’s

Executive Fire Officer

Program, joining an

elite group of highly skilled

and experienced fire service

leaders from across

the country to complete

this intensive program for

senior fire officers. The

EFOP is designed to provide

senior fire officers

with a broad perspective

on various aspects of fire

administration, including

team development, community

risk reduction, fire

service operations and

executive leadership. The

EFOP spans a four-year

period and consists of four

“core” courses, which are

two weeks in length. Brill

spent hundreds of hours

on research projects that

applied concepts from the

courses to situations in


“The EFOP is an exemplary

program that is built

on solid curriculum and research

and examines how

leaders can manage difficult,

adaptive problems

within their jurisdictions.

The skills gained during

this experience will benefit

Deputy Chief Brill both

professionally and personally,”

Fire Chief Ben

Wozney said,

Brill is the third Wilmette

Fire Department

officer to complete this

program. He has served

Wilmette with the fire department

for over 20 years

and has served as Deputy

Chief since 2017.

From the Village is compiled

by Editor Eric DeGrechie.

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The Chiampas Family,

of Wilmette

Leo (Leonidas) is a

3-year-old Cavapoo

(his birthday is July

20) and he is a little

love bug. He loves

walks, car rides with

the wind blowing in

his face and being a

part of EVERY family activity! Leo is also a social

butterfly and enjoys greeting other pets during his

walks as well as all humans. He always stops to

say a quick hello! He is super loyal, smart and very

compassionate. He knows exactly when someone

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

Return of the ‘Knife

Guy’ in Wilmette

Staff Report

Like he’s done every

summer for the past

30 years, Tony Del Ciello

was back sharpening

knives Wednesday,

July 10, in Wilmette.

Known affectionately

as the “Knife Guy,” he

made his way throughout

the village with his green

blade-sharpening cart

with bright red wheels to

sharpen knives and scissors.

He announces his

presence by ringing a bell.

Kids (left to right) Cliona Kelliheor, 9, who just moved

to Wilmette from Dublin, Joe Soucheray, 7, Nora

Gunhill, 9, and Owen Gunhill, 6, all of Wilmette watch

Del Ciello work.

Kemi Jona (right), of Wilmette, with Tony Del Ciello as

Tony sharpens his knives July 10 in Wilmette.

Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

Jona’s yellow lab, Stanley, watches Del Ciello sharpen


Wilmette Village Board

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

Temporary use permits, variation requests,

sewer lining contract approved at quick meeting

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

In a meeting that lasted

only about six minutes, the

Wilmette Village Board

approved the items on the

consent agenda without

discussion at its Tuesday,

July 9 meeting.

The board approved a

pair of temporary use permits.

The first is for St.

Francis Xavier School’s

Back to School Bash from

6-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug.

24, at 808 Linden Ave.

The second is for the First

Congregational Church to

hold an overnight campout

at 1125 Wilmette Ave. from

4 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 10

a.m. Saturday, July 13.

The board also granted

three variation requests

that were previously recommended

for approval

by the Zoning Board of

Appeals. The first is a request

for a 3-foot side yard

setback variation to permit

the retention of artificial

turf at 1936 Schiller Ave.

The second is a request for

a 68.03 square foot total

floor area variation to permit

the construction of a

shed at 2124 Schiller Ave.

The third is a request for

a 106.78 square foot rear

yard pavement impervious

surface coverage variation

and a 156.26 square foot

rear yard total impervious

surface coverage variation

to permit the retention of

a sidewalk at 33 Crescent


The board additionally

approved a contract in

the amount not to exceed

$1,972,652.70 with Insituform

Technologies of

Chesterfield, Missouri for

sewer lining phases 3 and

4. The board also approved

an ordinance decreasing the

number of Class B liquor

licenses from six to five.

Fuel at 1222 Washington

Court has informed the Village

that it will not renew

its Class B liquor license,

as the business will no longer

be serving alcohol. This

ordinance accounts for that

business decision and reduces

the Class B liquor

licenses by one.

Lastly, the board approved

a commission

member’s reappointment,

a commission member’s

recommendation for reappointment

and a notice of

vacancy for a zoning board

member. The board approved

the reappointment

of Jeff Head to the Plan

Commission from July 14,

2019 to July 14, 2023. The

board approved the recommendation

of reappointment

of Carlo Cavallaro to

the Electrical Commission

from August 1, 2019 to

August 1, 2023. The board

approved a notice of vacancy

on the Zoning Board

of Appeals due to the

term expiration of Mike


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In Memoriam

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

Kenilworth resident had ‘love for all of us and for his faith’

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

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of personal medical misfortune

informed the consequential

life of Joseph

Stewart Cosgrove, who

died July 2 at age 57 following

a 10-year battle

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for his faith — that was

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he ever did,” said Linda

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unspoken truth: “Faith and

trust and surrender, and it’s

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sort of his motto when

things would get worse.

Like, ‘I’m not worried

about it. God is right here

with me.’”

Joe Cosgrove was born

in Milwaukee and raised

in Kenilworth and from an

early age had a deep sense

of faith. Many mornings,

while a student at Joseph

Sears School and then at

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friends and I really did not

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stand against the bullying

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Cosgrove graduated

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then went on to forge a

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the bakery and the greenhouse

and working with

the residents there,” said

his daughter, Claire. “He

loved volunteering, he

didn’t miss working at all.

We joked that some people

would feel lost without

their work. He was just

grateful to have more time

with the family and get to

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Joe Cosgrove’s volunteering

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diagnosed with multiple

myeloma in 2009. As the

struggle with cancer progressed,

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did not waver.

“He never lost the faith

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“He fought for 10

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said. “He really wanted

to see everyone graduate,

and got to see (youngest

daughter) Margaret graduate

from Fordham University

in May.”

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his life as a husband and

father. As a family, they

enjoyed long road trips

and KOA camping trips

and bike rides to the Botanic

Gardens. He loved to

grill and at Christmastime

made gingerbread houses.

Margaret recalled the

secret signals they used

to give each other. “We

would scratch our noses

and that would be our sign

of saying ‘I love you.’ He

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He also had an abundant

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1988 national championship

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John Russell, a longtime

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friend, said that a part of

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example he and Linda set

in their marriage. “A marriage

is a foundation for

a family, but a great marriage

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whole world can see and

say ‘this is really special.’”

Their marriage, he said, “is

a great example of the way

we should all be.’’

Joseph Stewart Cosgrove

was the husband

of Linda Cosgrove nee

Arce; father of Claire, Patrick

and Margaret; son of

Sandy and the late Jerry

Cosgrove; brother of Ann

Cosgrove (Lyle) Menzel,

John Cosgrove, and Mike

(Karen) Cosgrove; nephew

and uncle of many.

Please see Memoriam, 40

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The21st Annual

Helene Hoffman

Memorial Concert

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

New Trier Township Children’s

Book Collection Drive underway

Megan Bernard

Contributing Editor

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New Trier Township is

once again partnering with

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Lake Bluff for its annual

summer Children’s Book

Collection Drive.

This year, the drive will

run from July 9-Aug. 9

with a goal to collect 3,000

books in 30 days. There

are four collection sites

this year, including New

Trier Township (739 Elm

St., Winnetka), Winnetka

Presbyterian Church (1255

Willow Road, Winnetka),

Village of Glencoe (675

Village Court, Glencoe)

and Valarie Wilson Travel

(946 Green Bay Road,


Volunteers from the

Winnetka Youth Organization

will also be heading

out into the community

during the month to collect

books, township communications

director Jack

Macholl said.

“My goal, and hopefully

we can get there in 2020,

is to have every town in

the township participating

in this, but it just takes

time to get there,” Macholl


The recipient of the collection

is Bernie’s Book

Bank, a Lake Bluff-based

nonprofit organization that

sources, processes and

distributes quality new

and gently used children’s

books to significantly increase

book ownership

among at-risk infants,

toddlers and school-age

children throughout Chicagoland,

a township press

release says.

The township became

aware of Bernie’s mission

after Macholl interviewed

New Trier Township Supervisor Alan Goldberg helps

load the truck with donated books last year alongside

of Monte Harris from Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff.

Photo Submitted

its founder, Brian Floriani,

for a podcast.

“After hearing Brian’s

story and getting to see

their operation, I talked

to the township board and

we got organized and began

this in 2016,” Macholl

said. “We’ve been at it

ever since. The people of

the township have been so

receptive that we are now

a year-around collection

site for Bernie’s.

“What we found was after

the summer drive was

that people kept coming in

for weeks and months with

bags of books going, ‘Oh,

is it over? I thought you

did this all the time.’ We

weren’t going to turn them


This is now the township’s

fourth summer book

collection with Bernie’s

Book Bank, Alan Goldberg,

supervisor of New

Trier Township, said.

“Every year we’re seeing

more residents and

business owners getting

involved and helping us

get books in the hands of

at-risk children. We are

grateful for this support

throughout the township,”

Goldberg said in the release.

Macholl added the

township is “very passionate

about what they are doing

to help Bernie’s.”

“It’s been really exciting.

[We are] helping get

kids interested in reading;

it’s really good for

their overall education and

growth as individuals,” he


Last year, the summer

drive netted around 4,500

donated books. The township

challenges residents

to beat that number this


Any residents, community

groups or local businesses

interested in helping

with the collection

are encouraged to contact

Macholl at jmacholl@

newtriertownship.com for

more information on the


For more info on Bernie’s

Book Bank, visit www.berniesbookbank.org.

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Go Green Wilmette’s Sustainable Yards tour returns July 21

Nora Crumley

Freelance Reporter

Go Green Wilmette

is hosting its 7th annual

Sustainable Yards Tour on

July 21.

This self-paced tour’s

aim is to promote and inspire

other Wilmette residents

to use sustainable

practices in their home

gardens. The tour, which

is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., will

feature seven gardens all

concentrated in east Wilmette

to encourage biking

or walking instead of


Saima Abbasi, the event

organizer, said the purpose

of the tour is to get

participants motivated to

practice sustainable techniques

in their own gardens.

“We want people to be

inspired by local gardeners

that have created these

beautiful gardens with

sustainable features,” Abbasi


The sustainable techniques

featured in the tour

include growing produce,

composting, planting native

species, reconstructing

wildlife habitats and

using no pesticides.

“There are so many pesticides

used and they are

drifting into our rivers and

our homes. It’s important

that people take ownership

of their yards and not

just leave them to landscapers

because they’ll

use whatever. They aren’t

living here. They don’t

care,” Abbasi said.

Another important feature

of these gardens is the


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AnnVernon Betchkal

On July 6, 2019, Ann Vernon Betchkal died at age 82 at home

with her children by her side. Born August 30, 1936, to Stanley

Vernon and Agnes (Duignam) Vernon in Racine, Wisconsin.

Ann grew up in Racine, graduated St Catharine’s Catholic High

School (1954), and married her high school sweetheart James (Jim)

Betchkal) June 1956.

The couple moved to Chicago, Hoffman Estate, and Wilmette,

IL. With young children, Ann was a fulltime stay-at-home mother. Later Ann returned to school earning

a Master’s in Education, from the University of Illinois, in 1975. Shortly thereafter the family moved to

Washington DC. Ann was immediately employed by Fairfax County Schools as a Learning Disabilities

Resources Teacher/Diagnostician. It was a career that she maintained until she retired in 1993.

Ann retired to Atlantic Beach Fl. 1993. In retirement, Ann was a volunteer court appointed advocate

to represent children whose families were in the Duval court system.

Near the end, Ann looked back on her life with happiness. She said that “to that day” the smartest man

she ever met was her husband Jim. She had travelled widely and been blessed to live in many wonderful

places, especially the beach.

Ann is predeceased by her husband, James (Jim) Betchkal, her parents, and her brother George

Vernon. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Betchkal, MD, of Jacksonville, Florida, and by her son,

Mark Betchkal, of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

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prevalence of native plant

species. Abbasi pulled an

example from acclaimed

ecologist Douglas Tallamy,

author of the book

“Bringing Nature Home.”

According to Abbasi, Tallamy

describes the difference

between the native

oak tree and non-native

trees from China. Native

oak trees can support 534

species of caterpillars and

moths while these imported

trees support 29 times

fewer species of caterpillars

and moths.

Yet planting native species

in order to preserve

wildlife habitats is only

one component of sustainable

gardening explained


“These sustainable gardens

must conserve not

deplete natural resources

and bring balance to our

natural ecosystems,” Abbasi


Abbasi, who is a member

of Go Green Wilmette,

presented the idea

for a sustainable garden

tour in 2013 after touring

a friend’s French-inspired

garden in Wilmette.

“I was inspired by all

the sustainable practices

in her garden. She had

a vegetable garden and

composting. She was not

using chemicals and had a

lot of native plants,” Abbasi

said. “I was just inspired

to come home and

start. And, at the time, I

was not really into gardening.

I thought if I can

get inspired, then I’m sure

other people in our town

will be inspired by visiting

their neighbors’ gardens

as well.”

Since 2013, the sustainable

gardens tour has been

a success with neighboring

communities hosting

their own sustainable

garden tours, such as Go

Green Winnetka’s second

annual Yards that Work

tour on July 14.

Besides promoting ecofriendly

gardening practices,

these gardens are

also beautiful with the

tour a way for the community

to celebrate the

accomplishments of these

creative and environmentally

conscious gardeners.

However, Abbasi also

hopes that participants see

the ecological importance

of sustainable gardens.

“Our backyards take

up one-third of the urban

landscape, and if we all

started to use sustainable

gardening practices we

could really make a difference

and not feel that

everything is doom and


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Our Place participants (left to right) Elizabeth, Ethan,

and Frank at mini golf. Photo submitted

Wilmette Optimist Club

raising money for Our Place

Golf outing set for

July 24

Submitted by Our Place

When asked if the Wilmette

Optimist Club had

a rain date for its summer

golf outing, John Rice, who

is heading up the event,

responded. “We’re Optimists,

we’re counting on

good weather.”

This is the spirit that

drives everything the Wilmette

Optimists do. They

make their community

stronger by investing in

young people through

scholarships and grants to

local agencies.

Every summer the Optimists

host a golf event at

the Wilmette Golf Club and

raise over $15,000 for local

charities serving youth

with a Primary Beneficiary

receiving $10,000. This

year the Optimists chose

Our Place as the Primary

Beneficiary, a Wilmette

based agency supporting

teens and adults with developmental

disabilities. The

event is on Wednesday July

24, with lunch at 11:30,

golf at 1:30 and dinner with

a raffle and auctions at 6.

“This is a great way to

enjoy a round of golf on

a beautiful course with a

good group of people. And

you’ll make a difference by

raising funds for scholarships

at Our Place,” said

Ben Wozney, President of

the Club.

Learn more and Register

for the event at www.wilmetteoptimists.com.

“Our Place is really excited

about the golf outing

because it will help more

young people with disabilities

attend our community-based

programs,” said

President Jane Gallery.

Our Place believes no one

should be left behind, especially

members of our community

with developmental

disabilities. Our Place serves

over 90 individuals from the

north Chicago suburbs and

Chicago, with programs

that target personal growth

through skills development

and immersion in community

life. Activities offer socializing,

work, service and

lifelong learning. More than

70 percent of programs occur

in community settings.

Learn more by visiting the

Our Place website at www.


And if it rains you will

be issued a golf rain check

that is good for any date

and dinner will go on as


For more information,

contact: Sara O’Keefe at


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Wilmette Nora Night at Harper School unites participants

Students, teachers

embrace inclusion

of The Nora Project

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Wilmette’s Sela Cornell

did something special once


The New Trier junior,

who as a child attended

Harper School, returned

there and participated in

“The Nora Night Film

Festival and Red Carpet


The event was a celebration

of the school’s yearlong

participation by its

third and fourth graders

and their teachers in this

relatively new program —

The Nora Project — that

helps teach students empathy

and inclusion with

those [children] who have


The Nora Project was

founded and so named by

Lauren Schrero in honor

of her daughter, Nora, born

weighing one pound and

who 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. “Harper’s programming

with its third

and fourth grade students

allows them 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.

Sixteen of Nora’s

friends walked up a true

red carpet outside Harper’s

steps through similarly

decorated red curtains into

Harper School for an evening

of activities with their

peers, parents, teachers

and neighbors.

That was followed by an

auditorium welcome.

Many activities were

held in the school throughout

the evening to demonstrate

some of the things

Harper students did with

their Nora friends.

Cornell came because

she is visually impaired.

She visited a classroom

during the event and explained

why and how she

uses a white cane, sometimes

needs help crossing

a street and about other

things that a visually-impaired

person might need

to do differently.

“The students are so interested

and listen to what

I say,” Cornell said. “I tell

them I study music, sing,

play the clarinet, participate

in theatre activities

at New Trier and am going

to college. They want

to know how I do things

and I tell them. It makes

me happy to teach them

and for them to learn what

it means to be visuallyimpaired.”

The culmination of the

evening was a screening of

videos Harper students and

teachers took throughout

the year of activities with

their Nora friends, using

iPads and Chrome books

and made them into a video

for each.

Even Harper parents became


One was Emily Primosch

who designed

and made postcards with

simple messages on them:

“We are All Different and

That’s Beautiful; Celebrate

Differences; Empathy is

My Superpower and Inclusion

is Within Everyone’s


“I want students to send

these postcards to their

friends as a reminder,” Primosch


Harper School is the first

District 39 School to participate

in The Nora Project.

It all happened because

of one of its teachers.

“I was so excited when I

first heard about The Nora

Project and its purpose,”

said Jessie Kerber, Harper


She attended a special

summer informational

camp about the program

and then introduced it to

the Harper School staff.

“We wanted to create a

relationship between the

kids who do not have disabilities

and those who

do,” Kerber said. “We

want to build a community

of kindness and support for

those with disabilities. We

want to give them the perspective

of what it is like

to walk in someone else’s


Nora’s friends who went

to Harper each month

came from many different


“We reached out to students

from all over including

past ones from our own

Romona’s comprehensive

intervention program to

individuals from the UIC

Cranial Facial Clinic,”

said Elena Ryan, assistant

principal Harper School.

“Sixteen children from

Wilmette, surrounding

suburbs and Chicago attend

the Harper program.”

Nora’s friends met once

a month in Harper’s classrooms

and participated in

activities with the third and

fourth graders.

“Harper students

planned the activities and

adapated them to the needs

of their Nora’s friends and

Students and teachers work together at Harper School. Photos submitted

Students at Wilmette’s Harper School take part in The Nora Project.

that made it successful,”

added Kerber. “They created

an environment that

enabled everyone to feel


Students readily expressed

their positive feelings

about being with their

Nora’s friends.

“My Nora friends were

always smiling and happy

to see us,” said Shea Straiti,

10. “They were really

appreciative of the new

activities we had for them.

We took lots of photos together.”

“It [The Nora Project]

helped me appreciate more

kids with special needs,”

offered Brennan Hoffman,

10. “Paul [Nora friend]

and I became friends. We

played baseball a lot.”

“Liam [Nora friend] was

awesome,” added Fallon

Katz, 10. “He was really

nice and funny. I wrote him

a letter.”

“Our Harper students

found they had more commonalities

with their Nora

friends than not,” Ryan

said. “It is important to be

kind to everyone. A little

bit of kindness goes a long


Harper School will continue

using The Nora Project

in its third and fourth

grade classrooms in the


For more information

about the Nora Project:


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30 | July 18, 2019 | The wilmette beacon SCHOOL


Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

Winnetka, New Trier school officials sign Stormwater Intergovernmental Agreement

Staff Report

The Village of Winnetka

and New Trier District 203

have negotiated an Intergovernmental


authorizing the Village

to utilize below-grade areas

of Duke Childs Field

for stormwater storage

and conveyance related

to flood control efforts in

western and southwestern

Winnetka. New Trier

District 203 approved the

IGA on June 10, followed

by the Village on June 18.

“The stormwater management

project is a critical

one for the Village of

Winnetka and our residents,”

Village President

Chris Rintz said. “New

Trier’s IGA is a major step

in a multifaceted process

that will vastly improve

the way water is handled

after a major rain event,

and alleviate flooding concerns

for many of our residents.”

As part of the agreement,

District 203 will

realize stormwater and

drainage improvements

to Duke Childs Field, and

will be able to reconfigure

the athletic fields and facilities

on the property. The

agreement specifies which

parties are responsible for

financing and building

various parts of the project:

the Village will make

stormwater improvements

and District 203 will make

athletic improvements.

Under the terms of the

agreement, neither party

is obligated to make their

improvements, but if they

do, they will not deviate

substantially from those

discussed in the plans approved

by both the Village

and District 203.

“This intergovernmental

agreement will benefit

both District 203 and

the Village of Winnetka

by reducing flooding on

New Trier’s playing fields

and in village neighborhoods,”

said Cathy Albrecht,

District 203 Board

of Education president. “It

is a great example of government

bodies working

together on behalf of the

entire New Trier community.”

The next steps are finalizing

IGAs with District

36 and the Winnetka Park

District to create similar

arrangements for stormwater


Once these agreements

are in place the Village

will work with the Cook

County Forest Preserve to

secure a license agreement

and develop engineering

plans for work on the project.

Winnetka Village President Chris Rintz (left) and New

Trier School Board President Cathy Albrecht sign the

agreement at Duke Childs Field in Winnetka. Photo


School News

University of Illinois


Wilmette student named to

dean’s list

Haley Hoover, of Wilmette,

made the dean’s list

for the spring semester. The

2018 New Trier graduate is

in the school’s College of


Iowa State University

Wilmette resident makes

dean’s list

Nathan Schwartz, of

Wilmette, earned dean’s list

honors for the spring 2019

semester for the school’s

College of Agriculture and

Life Sciences.

University of Dayton

Wilmette students earn

dean’s list honors

Lauren Hoagland, Nicholas

Mergner and Aubrey

Woolford, all of Wilmette,

were all named to the dean’s

list for the spring 2019 semester.

Local residents graduate

Meegan Maloney and

Sam Tanner, of Wilmette,

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mette, earned a Bachelor’s

of Arts degree in political

science/international relations

and studio art at a June

15 commencement ceremony.

Emma Stewart, of Wilmette,

received a Bachelor’s

of Arts degree in biology and

biochemistry. Antonia Piergies,

of Kenilworth, earned

a Bachelor’s of Arts degree

in psychology and neuroscience.

and Aubrey Wooford, of Kenilworth,

received their degrees

during the spring 2019

commencement ceremony.

University of Alabama

Local students make dean’s


Laura Yaccino, of Kenilworth,

and Allyce Armstrong,

Daniel Hadley,

Alexander Harris and

Nathan Yamaguchi, all of

Wilmette, were all named to

the dean’s list for the spring

2019 semester.

Georgia Institute of


Kenilworth resident earns

faculty honors

Katherine Genty, of Kenilworth,

earned the distinction

of faculty honors for

spring 2019. This designation

is awarded to undergraduate

students who have

a 4.0 academic average for

the semester.

Carleton College

Local residents earn degrees

Justine Szafran, of Wil-

Illinois State University

Wilmette student named to

dean’s list

Noelle Walker, of Wilmette,

made the dean’s list

for the spring 2019 semester.

Elon University

Wilmette resident makes

dean’s list

Meredith Touhy, of Wilmette,

a junior, was named

to the dean’s list for the

spring 2019 semester.

School News is compiled by

Editor Eric DeGrechie. Send

submissions to eric@wilmettebeacon.com.


Village surprised by $61M overhaul of

Lake Bluff interchange

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.

Long-planned upgrade to the interchange

is now closer to completion,

now that $61 million has been secured

for the project.

Reporting by Stephanie Kim, Freelance

Reporter. Full story at LakeForestLeader.



Rain barrels to be installed at D35

After a wet start to the summer,

some of Glencoe’s youngest residents

learned about water conservation during

Glencoe District 35’s Summer Explorations

program. 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.

Reporting by Megan Bernard, Contributing

Editor. Full story GlencoeAnchor.com.


Bids denied for water main project

Village Council voted to reject bids

for a water main replacement project

at Westmoor Road and Mount Pleasant

Street, instead opting to delay the

project and put it out to bid again in

early 2020. Two bids for the project —

from Berger Excavating Contractors

and A Lamp Concrete Contractors —

to replace sections of the water main

distribution system at Westmoor and

Mount Pleasant both came in at around

$1.05 million (the bids were separated

by just under $2,200).

Reporting by Fouad Egbaria, Freelance

Reporter. Full story WinnetkaCurrent.com.


Northbrook police charge trio of

juveniles for criminal defacement cases

Three Northbrook juveniles were

charged with local ordinance violations

on July 3 after detectives from the

Northbrook Police Department investigated

16 separate cases of criminal

defacement in the Village, according

to a press release from the department.

Reporting by Northbrook Tower staff. Full

story at NorthbrookTower.com.

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32 | July 18, 2019 | The wilmette beacon SOUND OFF


A Word From The (Former) President

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More news flashes from days of yore

John Jacoby

Contributing Columnist

• September 25, 1906:

Frank Grover, 48, a

former Evanston councilman

and City Attorney,

presented a petition to the

Evanston City Council,

urging the Council to

stop supplying water to

Wilmette if it persists with

its plan to create a sewage

outlet into Lake Michigan

within one mile of Evanston’s

water intake. I say,

“Kudos to Mr. Grover!”

The health of the citizens

of Evanston and Wilmette

— indeed of the entire

North Shore — depends

on keeping sewage away

from the water supply.

The solution is for the

Metropolitan Sanitary

District to construct intercepting

sewers that will

transport all of the North

Shore villages’ sewage to

the new Sanitary Canal

and away from the Lake.

• November 3, 1914:

Two burglars broke into

the office of Edinger &

Speidel (dealers in coal,

coke, and building materials

at 1301 Lake Ave.,

Wilmette) at 2 a.m. They

wrecked the safe and stole

$800. Two men working

as house movers in the

area noticed the broken

door, became suspicious,

went to investigate, and

confronted the burglars

inside. The burglars pretended

to be watchmen.

One casually lit a cigar,

while the other calmly

explained, “The burglars

made a good haul and

they got away before we

discovered the broken

door. I think they got

about $600 or $700. It’s

all right boys; just go on

with your house moving

job.” The two house movers

left, but one remained

suspicious and contacted

the police. By the time police

arrived, the burglars

were gone.

• September 4, 1917:

Rudolf De Groot, 28, was

shot by his brother-in-law,

George Baumiller, 36, at

the home of De Groot’s

mother, Ernestine De

Groot, 49, on Elmwood

Avenue just west of Ridge

Road in Gross Point.

(Baumiller is married to

Rudolph’s sister, Agnes,

30, who lives in Wilmette).

Ernestine, a widow,

had called Rudolph to

the family home to protect

her from Baumiller, who

was threatening her. When

Rudolph arrived, Baumiller

ordered him out of the

house, pointing and firing

a shotgun in his direction.

Rudolph was struck in the

hip, and his wounds are

Janet Shearon and future

astronaut Neil Armstrong

were married at

Wilmette’s Congregational

Church. Photos submitted

“probably fatal.” (I predict

he’ll survive.) He was

scheduled to report soon

to Camp Grant near Rockford

to begin his military

service. Baumiller, known

to be a chicken thief,

remains at large.

• August 10, 1939:

John Marten, 19, of 536

Roslyn Road, Kenilworth,

was shot in the arm by

Lieutenant Stafford

Drake was killed in action

in 1943. His brother,

Lieutenant Gene Drake,

was also a war fatality

earlier the same year.

Wilmette police officer Edward

Phillips, 32, of 2508

Thornwood, Wilmette.

Phillips was attempting to

arrest Marten and Stafford

Drake, 20, of 1011

Greenwood Ave. Wilmette.

Neighbors had complained

to police that the pair

were breaking streetlights.

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From WilmetteBeacon.com as of July 15

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‘love for all of us and for his faith’

2. Police Reports: ‘Known’ shoplifter

nabbed after stealing $1K in

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3. Highland Park: Driver charged for role

in fatal car crash

4. Return of the ‘Knife Guy’ in Wilmette

5. Four New Trier alumnae create platform

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Wilmette District 39 posted this photo on

July 11 with the caption:

“It has been a busy first few weeks on the

job for our new Superintendent, Dr. Kari

Cremascoli! Dr. Cremascoli checked in

with some of our students this week to see

how they are enjoying summer enrichment


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“Coyotes are common across the state of

Illinois—even in Wilmette. They generally

pose little threat to humans or pets. By

following a few simple steps, we can

coexist peacefully with them. Please

review the Village’s “Living With Wildlife”

guide at wilmette.com.”

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go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Number of books New Trier

Township is hoping to collect

with current drive, Page 18


‘Spamalot’ brings out

Python Head in me

Eric DeGrechie



From Page 32

Phillips discharged his gun

when the pair resisted arrest.

They’ve been charged

with disorderly conduct.

[Sadly, Drake, a First

Lieutenant in the Marine

Corps, went missing in

action on Midway Island

in November 1943. He’s

honored by the Wilmette

War Memorial as a village

hero. Marten was an army

captain during World War

Reading our preview

of the Wilmette

Park District Center

for the Arts production

of “Spamalot” made me

chuckle when referring

to Monty Python fans as

Python Heads.

As a lifelong fan of the

British comedy troupe, I

definitely feel confident in

labeling myself a Python

Head. I’ve watched all

of their movies countless

times as well as the television

series. I’ve also read

numerous biographies and

autobiographies. Yes, I’m

a big fan.

For those of you not

familiar with “Spamalot,”

it’s a musical comedy

adapted from the 1975

classic movie, “Monty Python

and the Holy Grail.”

For the local production,

running through Aug. 3,

some of the bawdier parts

of the show have been cut

out to make it a more family-friendly

show. Though

I wouldn’t typically approve

that, it makes sense

here and should help usher

in a whole new generation

of Monty Python fans.

As a goofy uncle and

father, I’ve been known

to mimic many of the best

Monty Python skits for

younger family members,

so don’t be shocked if

you see me “silly walking”

around Wilmette and

Kenilworth while “Spamalot”

makes its run at

the outdoor Wallace Bowl

amphitheater over the next

few weeks. The Wallace

Bowl is such a cool venue

for the production.

For ticket information,

make sure to visit


sounds-of-summer. Even

if you have a flesh wound

or two, there’s no reason

not to check out the

show. “Spamalot” runs

on Thursday, Friday and

Saturday nights.

II and afterwards was a

highly respected businessman

and citizen.]

• January 28, 1956: Janet

Shearon, 21, who was

raised at 1221 Greenwood

Ave., Wilmette, was married

to Neil Armstrong, 25,

at Wilmette’s Congregational

Church. The bride

is the daughter of Louise

Shearon and the late

Clarence Shearon, who

prior to his death in 1945

was a prominent Chicago

physician and President

Letters to the Editor

TIF in Kenilworth is

‘morally wrong’

Hats off to Kenilworth

residents who filled the

Assembly Hall on July

10 to stand for good government

and against an

ill-advised and unpopular

TIF proposal. I personally

appreciate that Dr. Paul

Sally, Supt. of New Trier

High School, stayed at the

meeting for hours to wait

his turn to address the Village

Trustees and reiterate

the strong opposition

of New Trier. Wilmette

resident Ted Dabrowski

of Wirepoints also waited

it out to provide his thinktank

professional view on

TIF abuse.

Of the many speakers,

I don’t recall a single

one who supports the TIF.

Never mind, the “Smartest

People in the Room” who

know “what’s best” for the

rest of us have apparently

decided long ago, in concert

with Village Manager

Patrick Brennan, that a

TIF is just what the Village

needs to “get ahead” of

the financial pressures we

face. After all, why should

we face our problems directly

when we can fantasize

with a convoluted and

unethical gimmick that

promises easy money?

I’d be retired already

if I had a nickel for every

time Patrick Brennan has

of the Shawnee Country

Club. The groom is the son

of Viola Armstrong and

Stephen Armstrong, an official

of the State of Ohio.

The couple met while

attending a party at the

Alpha Chi Omega sorority

at Purdue University where

both were students. Armstrong

is a Navy veteran

and is now a test pilot at

Andrews Air Force base.

Wedding guests marveled

at how the couple seemed

to be “over the moon.”

lectured us on the fact our

fire hydrants don’t have

enough water pressure to

put out a house fire. And

the TIF solves this …

how? By allocating $1.7

million in administrative,

legal and professional

fees? By earmarking $10

million to “assemble properties”

to give to developers

at sweetheart prices …

to create a “vibrant pedestrian

mixed-use” nirvana?

By paying $500,000 to the

Library District for new

patrons from the high-density

apartment and condo

buildings slated to replace

existing commercial uses,

per Village planning documents

that none of the

Trustees have apparently


A TIF in Kenilworth

is morally wrong and an

abuse of the Statute. And

it’s not the right answer

to Kenilworth’s financial


Marjie Zander

Kenilworth resident

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Beer battle

Exhibit chronicles story of North Shore

saloons, Page 41

Tasty treats

Organic ice cream shop opens in

Winnetka, Page 42

Bring out your family

Wilmette Park District presents ‘Spamalot,’ Page 39

Jenilee Houghton (left) plays Patsy and Justin Vidovic is King Arthur as they begin their mission to recruit knights during

the Wilmette Park District Center for the Arts production of “Spamalot” at Wilmette’s Wallace Bowl. 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. 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

23. Hotel convenience

24. Ambition

25. Battery units

28. Slips

33. All the more, in

legal writing

37. Scratch

38. Pusher’s pursuer

39. Hits a high note

41. Notorious fiddler

42. Affectedly dainty,

in London

43. Members of this

TV series about

a fantasy football

group live in Winnetka

45. Football play

48. Harry Potter


49. Rule out

51. First name in

civil rights

53. Medical achievement

of 1967

61. Depression

62. Medicinal plant

63. Car

64. Did the math

65. Old

66. “50 First Dates”

star, Barrymore

67. Apple-polisher

68. Ruckus

69. Org.

1. Air transport group


2. Brilliant feats

3. Attempted

4. It makes something


5. Forbid

6. “My Name Is __”

(Saroyan novel)

7. “Tasty!”

8. Its capital is Port


9. Central Washington


10. Not much

11. Asian juice

12. Art model

13. “Take ___ a sign”

21. Ancient Briton

22. Squat

26. Poetic contraction

27. Dirty coat

29. Drink mentioned in

Rupert Holmes’s song


30. Herbivorous dinosaurs

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

Let’s see what’s on

Schedule for Wilmette Community Television – Channel 6

Thursday, July 18

1 p.m. Zoning Board of


4 p.m. Library Board


6 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


7 p.m. Illinois Channel


9 p.m. Zoning Board of


Friday, July 19-Sunday,

July 21

6 p.m. Library Board


8 p.m. Zoning Board of


10 p.m. Illinois Channel


Monday, July 22

6 p.m. WPD Ice Show


8:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

Tuesday, July 23

5 p.m. BSK - Summer

Fun Pt. 1

5:30 p.m. BSK - Summer

Fun Pt. 2

6:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

7:30 p.m. Village Board

Meeting (Live)

Wednesday, July 24

1 p.m. Village Board


5 p.m. Illinois Channel


7 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


8 p.m. Village Board


9:30 p.m. BSK - Summer

Fun Pt. 2

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Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

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

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

‘Spamalot’ promises hilarious experience for all ages

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

The Wilmette Park District

Center for the Arts

presents “Spamalot,” playing

outdoors at the picturesque

Wallace Bowl from

July 18 through Aug. 3.

The lively, musical comedy

adapted from the 1975

classic, “Monty Python and

the Holy Grail,” tells the

misadventures of a group

of misfits seeking the fame

and stardom of Broadway.

Alison Dornheggen,

Center for the Arts artistic

director, explained that

while “Spamalot” has a

reputation for being bawdy

and slightly inappropriate,

the Park District’s version

is squeaky clean enough

for audience-goers of all

ages to enjoy.

“When presenting a program

at the Wallace Bowl,

we take into account the

voluntary and involuntary

audience. You never know

who is passing by and

sound does carry, so we are

not hosting a show full of

profanities or insensitive

remarks. Instead, we have

tailored the production to

embrace the comedy and

silliness that makes ‘Spamalot’

so popular,” Dornheggen

said. “Our shows,

particularly at the Wallace

Bowl, are meant for the entire

family to enjoy. Personally,

I think kids will get a

kick out of watching adults

be completely ridiculous

and will find many of the

jokes to be hilarious.”

When selecting a production

for the Wallace Bowl,

Dorheggen takes into consideration

many factors.

Last year, for example, she

chose “Footloose,” reporting

record ticket sales. The

positive feedback helped

Dornheggen decide that

contemporary programming

is a perfect fit for the

Wallace Bowl.

“Similar to ‘Footloose’

last year, ‘Spamalot’ is

more of a modern day production.

Basically, it was

created to appeal to the

masses. It pokes fun at all

the hot musicals, which

means the audience gets

to hear an array of magical

songs. Even if you aren’t

a traditional Python Headhead,

there is so much to

enjoy. From the music

to the absurdity, there is

something that will appeal

to various audience members,”

Dorhneggen said.

“Best of all, ‘Spamalot’

doesn’t take itself too seriously

— a great production

to compliment the more

laid-back lifestyle of summer


Director Heather Currie

does define herself as an

official PythonHead, having

developed a love for

all things Monty Python

from her father. To her, the

comedy and details woven

into the plot, is what makes

“Spamalot” truly unique.

“Similar to ‘Shrek: The

Musical,’ ‘Spamalot’ has

a depth to the storyline.

There are layers of comedy

that appeal to various

people and various personalities.

There is truly something

for everyone embedded

in the tale. Best of all,

this show is not serious.

It’s a rollicking good time;

who doesn’t love that in the

summer,” Currie said.

Musical Director Paul

Scavonem explains that the

challenge of producing a

show outdoors comes with

some eye-opening lessons.

“First of all, the Wallace

Bowl is simply a beautiful

setting and a perfect fit for

‘Spamalot.’ That said, an

outdoor production comes

with challenges. We must

take into consideration

the various elements, balancing

the sound with the

wind, cars honking, passerbys

and more. It tests us

all, but in a good way. Everyone

I am working with

is ready to roll with the

punches; we’ve all learned

to be flexible and adapt to

what Mother Nature gives

us,” Scavone said.

“Spamalot” runs at 8

p.m. on Thursday, July 18,



25 and Aug. 1; 8 p.m. Friday,

July 19, 26, and Aug.

2; 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20,

27 and Aug. 3.

For ticket information,

visit http://www.wilmettepark.org/sounds-of-summer


1840 Skokie Boulevard

Northbrook, IL 60062



The Knights of Ni (left to right) Carli Uphill, Eddie Gray and Kate Mosesso perform

during “Spamalot” at the Wallace Bowl in Wilmette. Photo submitted



40 | July 18, 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 pasta.

Learn about the church

community at www.fccw.

org or contact for more

details: (847) 251-6660 or


Sunday Worship

If you are looking for

a faith community, the

church invites you to worship

with it on at 10 a.m.

Nursery care will be provided

for infants through

age 2. Contact the church

for more details about

the service — (847) 251-

6660 or 1stchurch@fccw.

org. And visit the website

to learn about the church

community: www.fccw.


Winnetka Covenant Church (1200

Hibbard Road, Wilmette)

Sunday Services

Join the church during

the summer at 10 a.m. for

its weekly service.

Beach Services

In addition to the 10 a.m.

services, on four Sundays

we will have services at 8

a.m. at the beach at Gillson

Park. The services will be

held at the far south end of

the beach. People should

bring a blanket or chairs to

sit on. The dates of those

services are: July 21, Aug.

4, Aug. 18

Men’s Basketball

All men, high school

age and older, are invited

to play basketball 7-9 p.m.

every Tuesday.

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 available.

Serve at a Just Harvest

On the third Thursday

of each month the church

has an opportunity to serve

the food that was prepared

in our kitchen for the

Just Harvest Community

Kitchen from 4:30-7:30


First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette

(600 9th St., Wilmette)

Summer Book Study

Discussion on MLK

Jr. and racism in Chicago

and Memphis runs 9-9:50

a.m. through July 28 in the

church lounge. The reading

and discussion from

Martin Luther King Jr.’s

letter from a Birmingham

jail, “I’ve Been to the

Mountain Top,” and the

book, “The Color of Compromise”

by Jemar Tisby.

People are invited to join

the series at any time. Call

(847) 256-3010 for more


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


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

Saints (2727 Lake Ave., Wilmette)

Sunday Worship

Visitors are always welcome

to join members of

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints for its

weekly worship services

on Sunday. As a membership,

the church is a community

where we’re all

trying to be a little bit better,

a little bit kinder, a little

more helpful - because

that’s what Jesus taught.

Come worship with the

church. Come serve with

the church. Come learn

who the church is, what

it believes and how the

teachings of Jesus can help

you find joy and happiness.

There are two congregations

that meet on Sundays

in the Meetinghouse located

at 2727 Lake Ave.,

Wilmette. Sunday worship

services start at 9 a.m.

and 1 p.m. Primary family

worship service is called

sacrament meeting and

is held in our chapels on

Sunday and lasts approximately

one hour. All are

welcome to come alone or

bring your family; children

are present in virtually all

our congregations. Before

or after sacrament meeting

there are a variety of other

age-appropriate meetings

you and your children

Please see Faith, 41


From Page 10

Norman F. Croft

Norman F. Croft, of Wilmette,

died on July 9. Croft

was born on Nov. 5, 1950.

A celebration of his life

will be held at date, place

and time to be determined.

Marjorie Leonard


Leonard nee


97, of Wilmette,



as “Moose”

to her sons Leonard

Jack (AJ),

Mike (Cathy), Tim (Patty),

and Kevin (Laura) Leonard.

She was a load of fun

to 12 grandchildren and

many great grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled

for 9 a.m. Monday, July

29 with a funeral Mass at

10 a.m. at Divine Mercy

Parish at Sacred Heart

Church, 1077 Tower Road,


Eleanor Ruth Milbratz


Ruth (Johnson)


89, of


died on July


She was Milbratz

born on

Dec. 2, 1929, in Concord,

Mass., to the late Esther

Victoria Johnsen and the

late Olaf Magnus Johnsen.

Milbratz was the beloved

wife of W. Peter

Milbratz for 55 years.

She held a BA in sociology

from Wheaton College

(1952) and an AM in

social work from University

of Chicago (1957).

She practiced as a social

worker for North Shore

Special Education District,

Glenview and Skokie

public schools, and Lydia

Childrens Home in Chicago.

Milbratz was a longtime

member of Winnetka Covenant

Church. Eleanor’s

Christian faith was a distinguishing

factor in her


She was preceded in

death by her brother, Gordon

Johnsen; and sister,

Lois Olsen.

Milbratz is survived by

her husband, William Peter;

children, Kris (Jim)

Dahl of Westbrook, Connecticut,

Bill (Erika) Milbratz

of Wilmette, and

Julie (Edwin) Bender of

Wilmette; grandchildren,

Christopher, Griffin and

Katherine Dahl, Sarah, Esther

and Eleanor Milbratz,

Hannah, Michael and

Caroline Bender; siblings

Stanley (Mary) Johnsen of

Paradise Valley, Arizona

and Paul (Judi) Johnsen of

Elkhorn, WI; Ted Olsen of

Arlington Heights

Friends and family can

pay their respects at a memorial

service 1 p.m. Saturday,

Aug. 24, at Winnetka

Covenant Church, 1200

Hibbard Road

Christine Nicholson



51, of Wilmette,


on June 23

in Las Vegas,


She was Nicholson

born on Jan.

13, 1968 in Chicago to

Pauline Nicholson and the

late Bronce Nicholson

Nicholson attended New

Trier for high school and

Loyola University. She

was in the nutritional products

industry as a director

of sales at Orgain Clean


Nicholson was married

to Efrain Madeigal. She

was preceded in death by

her brother, Bronce Nicholson

Jr. Nicholson is

survived by her brother,

James Nicholson; and sister,

Orlee Lukasik. She

also leaves behind her

adored dog, Waffles.

Nicholson’s hobbies included

poker, art, interior

design, baking, and hiking.

Donations in Nicholson’s

name to St. Jude’s

Children’s Hospital are

welcome and appreciated.

Friends and family

can paid their respects at

the memorial service on

Wednesday. The funeral

home was Affordable Cremation

& Burial Service,

2127 West Charleston

Blvd., Las Vegas.

Robert J. Piskor

Robert J.

Piskor, 59,

of Wilmette,

died July 6.

He was

born Aug.

11, 1959,

to Mary Piskor

and the late

Edward Piskor; was the

loving brother of Cynthia

(Martin) Schmidt and Gary

Piskor; fond uncle of Scott

(Alison) Schmidt; great

uncle of Caden Schmidt.

Visitation is set for

10:30 a.m. July 19 with a

funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at

Saint Joseph Church, 1747

Lake Ave., Wilmette.

In lieu of flowers, memorials

may be made to:

American Diabetes Association,

55 E Monroe

Street, #3420, Chicago, IL

60603; and the National

Kidney Foundation, 215

W. Illinois St., Suite 1C,

Chicago, IL 60654

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‘Beer Wars’ exhibit at Wilmette Historical Museum runs through Aug. 4

Submitted by Wilmette

Historical Museum

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 13 days ago

Be sure to drop by the

Wilmette Historical Museum,

609 Ridge Road

in Wilmette, to see “Beer

Wars: Wets vs. Drys on

the North Shore” before it

closes on Aug. 4.

The exhibit chronicles

the story of Chicago breweries

and of North Shore

saloons and their battles

against temperance activists

who advocated for

their demise. Historic photos

and ads, as well as a

section of an original bar

counter are featured along

with other saloon amenities.

A special section

about the saloons of Gross

Point (now largely part of

Wilmette) is also included.

Admission to the Museum

and exhibit are free.

For more information

about the exhibit and

Museum hours, visit wilmettehistory.org,



or call (847) 853-7666.

About the exhibit

The earliest taverns in

the area were established

in the 1830s. By 1855,

Patrons enjoy the Schaefer Saloon in this photo from the 1890s. Wilmette Historical Museum

Northwestern University

amended its charter to assert

that no alcohol could

be sold within four miles

of the campus, thus created

an immediate division

between the wets and the

drys. When area villages

began to incorporate after

the Civil War, the towns

of Evanston, Wilmette,

Kenilworth, Winnetka

and Glencoe became dry,

while Skokie, Glenview,

and Gross Point remained

wet. Between 1905 and

1917, local legislation

across the nation was

passed that forced many

areas dry before Prohibition.

In Illinois, it was a

local option law passed in

1907. However, it was the

18th Amendment to the US

Constitution that finally

prohibited the nation-wide

sale and manufacture of

alcohol beginning in 1920.

Prohibition was generally

a failure, and the exhibit

showcases examples

of problems that arose —

from illegal sales of alcohol

to murder and infiltration

by organized crime. In

1933, the 21st amendment

repealing Prohibition was

ratified. Yet, many North

Shore communities voted to

maintain their temperance

ties and remained dry. Not

until the 1970s and later did

Wilmette and other nearby

villages legalize the sale of

alcohol in their towns.


From Page 40

can attend. A full meeting

schedule is listed below.

North Shore 1st Ward

Sacrament Meeting:

10:30 a.m.

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 p.m. 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

p.m. 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

like. People of all backgrounds

are welcome.

Contact the Wilmette

Baha’i community for locations

and schedule: 847-

906-3409 or wilmettebahais@gmail.com.

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


Children’s Classes

Children ages 7 to 10

are invited learn about

Manifestations of God

including, Krishna, Abraham,

Buddha, Christ,

Bahá’u’lláh (Founder of

the Bahá’í Faith), and other

Divine Teachers. Sunday

mornings from 10-11

a.m. Contact Ellen Price at

(847) 812-1084 for more


Come and Sing

All singers welcome to

audition for the House of

Worship A Capella Choir.

Weekly rehearsals are on

Thursday evenings and

singing from 11 a.m.-1

p.m. on Sundays, plus

special events. Call Music

Director, Van Gilmer for

more info (847) 853-2330.

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



42 | July 18, 2019 | The wilmette beacon wilmettebeacon.com

Adelheidi’s brings a new flavor to downtown Winnetka

Michael Wojtychiw

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

presents the 66th annual

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.

They know everything.

“It’s been really busy,

especially for dinnertime

because we’re open real

late. We’re open until 11

p.m. So after people have

dinner, at 8, 9 p.m. we

have a huge line.”

While Adelheidi’s might

be known for gelato and

ice cream, it does also have

multiple other items such

as cakes, coffee, shakes,

smoothies and more. The

smoothies are made of

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 offer.

We first tried the açai

bowl ($8.95). Like all of

their items, the açai bowl

is made up of fresh ingredients,

namely fresh


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11 a.m.-10 p.m.


11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday

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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

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

crunch, you can get

it in vanilla crunch, ginger

crunch, matcha green

power crunch, choco acai

crunch and chocolate

cookie crunch flavors, all

for $4.99.

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 4 days ago

Adelheidi’s Organics açai bowl ($8.95) has blueberries,

bananas, strawberries, açai, granola, chocolate and

coconut flakes. Photos by Megan Bernard/22nd Century


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

gelato and ice cream flavors.

The caramel kiss sundae has butter pecan gelato

topped with salted caramel and nuts.

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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Submitted by Digestive

Health Foundation

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 26 dayS ago

$2.47M raised at Digestive

Health Foundation Gala

The 2019 Digestive

Health Foundation Gala:

Celebrating the Power of

Family raised more than

$2.47 million for medical

research at the Northwestern

Medicine Digestive

Health Center to improve

quality of life for digestive

disease patients and

their families. Many North

Shore residents were in attendance.

Emceed by actress Bonnie

Hunt and attended by

more than 600 supporters,

the June 8 event at the

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

brought the amount

raised by DHF since its

inception in 2015 to over

$11 million.

Highlights of the evening

included moving

testimonials from families

affected by hereditary digestive

disorders and the

launch of the new Deborah

and Martin Elrad Research

Fund for Hereditary Digestive

Diseases. The Elrad

Research Fund announced

a $300,000 contribution to

the Digestive Health Foundation

BioRepository, a

DHF-supported blood and

tissue bank used for digestive

disease research that is

one of a few medical database

resources of its kind

in the world.

The Elrad Research

Fund was established by

gala co-chairs Becky and

Michael Elrad in honor

of Michael’s parents, who

have dedicated their fundraising

and advocacy energies

to helping people with

digestive diseases since

their daughter Amy was

diagnosed with Crohn’s

disease 40 years ago.

Attendees (left to right) Katie Hrad, Dr. Sarah Hahn, of

Wilmette, Dr. Eric Hungness, of Wilmette, and Kevin

Hrad enjoy the night at Digestive Health Foundation

Gala June 8 at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Photos


Attendees (left to right) Caryn Caffarelli and Craig

Caffarelli, of Wilmette, Dr. John Pandolfino and Lana

Kaneo Pandolfino.

The evening also featured

special guest Mike

McCready, lead guitarist

of Pearl Jam. McCready

spoke powerfully about

his personal journey with

Crohn’s disease that has

led him to become an inspiring

advocate for other

patients and families.

One in five people will

be diagnosed with digestive

health disorders,

ranging from colorectal

and pancreatic cancers

to esophageal disorders,

Crohn’s disease, ulcerative

colitis, celiac disease, liver

diseases, such as hepatitis,

and others. The Digestive

Health Foundation generates

critical resources

to advance research that

transforms digestive disease

into digestive health

for patients around the

world. Funds have underwritten

40 research studies

and two advanced physician

fellowships, as well as

the Digestive Health Foundation


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(1177 Wilmette Ave.)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Thursday, July

18: Kickoff the HEROS

fundraising season

with a wine night

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

Downtown Wilmette

■Friday, ■ July 19 and

Saturday, July 20: Wilmette

Sidewalk Sale

Wilmette Village Hall

(1200 Wilmette Ave.)

■8:30 ■ a.m. Saturday,

July 20: Family Yoga


■12:15 ■ p.m.: Singing


Wilmette Historical


(609 Ridge Road)

■10-11:30 ■ a.m. Saturday,

July 20: Wilmette

Brewery Tour

Wallace Bowl at Gillson


■Friday, ■ July 19 and 26

and Saturday July 20

and 27: Monty Python’s




(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 Park

Northbrook Sports Center


(1730 Pfingsten Road)

■10 ■ a.m. Saturday, July

20: Northbrook Cardboard



Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday/

Saturday: Live Music

Downtown Glenview

(Glenview Road)

■6-9 ■ p.m. Friday, July

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Glenview Road

Ten Ninety Brewing Co.

(1025 N. Waukegan

Road, (224) 432-5472)

■7-9 ■ p.m. every Thursday:

Trivia Night

Potato Creek Johnny’s

(1850 Waukegan Road)

■9 ■ p.m. Saturday, July

20: Cross Roads

Jackman Park

(1930 Prairie Street)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesday

nights: Bearfoot in the

Park Concerts


Hubbard Woods, East Elm

and West Elm Shopping


■9-5 ■ a.m. Friday, July 19

and Saturday, July 20:

2019 Winnetka-Northfield

Sidewalk Sale

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:

Farmers Market

Good Grapes

(821 Chestnut Court)

■1-4 ■ p.m. Sunday, July

21: Celebrate National

Ice Cream Day

Tower Road Beach

(899 Sheridan Road)

■7-9 ■ p.m. Saturday, July

27: Movie in the Park:

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■4-7 ■ p.m. Saturday, July

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Stormy’s Tavern and Grille

(1735 Orchard Lane)

■Barbecue ■ every Sunday

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(310 N. Happ Road)

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(999 Green Bay Road)

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The Wilmette Beacon’s

What: A 5 bedroom, 4.1 bath home

Where: 2727 Blackhawk Road, Wilmette


of the


Amenities: Luxurious French stucco & stone home situated on a picturesque lot in

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kitchen decked out with quarts counters, Thermador 6-burner range, double oven,

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finished lower level with rec room, bar, wine fridge, 5th

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heated two-car attached garage. You won’t

want to miss the best Wilmette has to offer!

June 3

• 135 Millbrook Lane, Wilmette, 60091-2936 -

Jose R. Salgado to Rahi Gurung, Komal Bajracharya,


June 5

• 1221 Frontage Road, Wilmette, 60091-1067

- Christopolos Trust to David B. McCarthy, Dana M.

Bakos, $710,000

• 1221 Manor Dr., Wilmette, 60091-1028 -

William P. Jackson to Debbie Tokimoto, Zachary

Lietzau, $590,000

• 225 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, 60091-3452

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June 6

• 1226 Maple Ave., Wilmette, 60091-2543 -

Richard J. Wickel to Jeffrey Becker, Allison Becker,


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- Faigin Trust to Jose Garrido Flores, Guadalupe

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• 211 5th St., Wilmette, 60091-3407 - Wassmann

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Village of Wilmette will conduct

public hearings in the First Floor

Village Board Conference Room

of Wilmette Village Hall, 1200

Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois

atwhich time the following

matter will be considered:

2019-P-02 924 Forest Avenue

and 932 Forest Avenue

Arequest by Jeremy and Amanda

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a two-lot resubdivision on the

property identified as Property Index

Numbers 05-27-415-011-0000

and 05-27-415-012-0000.

Maria Choca Urban, Chairman

Michael Bailey

William Bradford

Steven Schwab

Homa Ghaemi

Michael Taylor

Jeffrey Head

(Constituting the Plan Commission

of the Village of Wilmette, Illinois)

If you are a person with a disability

and need special accommodations

to participate in and/or attend a

Village of Wilmette public meeting,

please notify the Management

Services Department at (847)

251-2700 (TDD# (847) 853-7634)

as soon as possible.

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General Property Taxes $2,745,938; Other Taxes $649,479; Charges for Services $502,900; Licenses $126,883;

Permits $476,105; Fines $23,218; Investment Income $80,523; Miscellaneous $190,776; Grants $6,273.

Total Receipts: $4,802,095


MFT Allotment $64,322; State Grants $0; Investment Income $12,310.

Total Receipts: $76,632


Sewer Charges $94,424; Investment Income $5,215; Other Income, $0.

Total Receipts: $99,639


Investment Income $823; Miscellaneous $90.

Total Receipts: $913


Investment Income $27,793; Miscellaneous $3.

Total Receipts: $27,796


Property Taxes $1,722,051; Investment Income $16,991.

Total Receipts: $1,739,042


Water Service-Metered $695,874; Water Service-Hydrants $0; Water Improvement Charge $299,016; Backflow

Testing Rebate $1,325; Sale of Water Meters $3,600; Miscellaneous $2,671; Investment Income $12,860.

Total Receipts: $1,015,346


Addis Greenberg, LLC, $3,763; American Underground, Inc., $14,080; Atlas Bobcat, Inc., $3,764; Bleck Engineering

Co., Inc., $23,459; Bredemann Ford in Glenview, $2,588; Builders Asphalt, $4,583; Burris Equipment,

$46,959; Call One, $10,012; Cardinal Tracking, Inc., $3,230; CDW, $6,196; ComEd, $12,110; Crystal Management,

$12,470; Detroit Salt Company, LLC, $20,275; Dixon Engineering, Inc., $4,200; Feece Oil Co., $21,052;

First Bankcard, $55,481; Fischer Bros. Fresh Concrete, $3,359; FJ Kerrigan Plumbing, Co., $18,697; Jean L.

Guarino, $3,000; Harris (MSI), $9,424; Lenny Hoffman Excavating Inc., $2,735; Holland &Knight, LLP,

$53,265; Interdev, LLC, $32,378; Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA), $99,455; J. G. Uniforms

Inc., $6,103; Kloepfer Construction, Inc., $34,600; Lakeshore Recycling Systems, LLC, $6,926; Lauterbach &

Amen, LLP, $18,300; Lexipol, LLC, $4,984; Madison National Life, $2,794; Mid American Water of Wauconda,

$16,032; Midwest Power Industry, Inc., $2,800; Nicor, $11,349; NIPAS, $6,232; Northwest Municipal Conference,

$5,421; Norcom-Network, $9,443; NORTAF, $4,100; Northeastern IL Regional Crime, $6,350; North Suburban

Employee Coop -Medical, $347,851; North Suburban Employee Coop –Dental, $31,543; Patten Industries,

Inc., $4,477; Performance Pipelining, Inc., $19,600; Kram Digital Solutions, Inc., $6,013; ARC-Disposal-Republic,

$8,300; Safe Built, $31,561; Schroeder &Schroeder, Inc., $21,233; SHI, $2833; Sunrise Tree Service,

$17,010; Superior Industrial Supply Co., $2,602; SWANNC, $27,603;Munson Architects, $4,200; Peter Baker &

Son Co., $2,730; Johnson Paving, $33,700; B-Max, $12,919; Central Building, $9,235; G&LContractors, Inc.,

$16,160; Stanley Consultants, Inc., $19,519; Scott Ward Underground, $5,675; Premier Door Corp., $5,321;

Brunzell Associates, $14,250; Engineered Solutions Midwest, $7,907; Advanced Tree Care, $14,918; Ramsey

Historic Consultants, $6,000; Etech LED, $3,167; Wang Engineering, $3,452; Acres Group, $8,826; Ames Engineering,

$6,000; Patrick Engineering, Inc., $21,953; Tank Industry Consultants, $5,500; Associated Technical

Services, $5,466; Superior Paving, Inc., $2,500; Converged Digital Networks, LLC., $3,676; Cook County Treasurer,

$36,827.35; Jeffrey A. Corrado, $4,835; Jet Vac Environmental, $4,479; Pappas Company, $21,500; Enz

USA, Inc., $3,400; Ciorba Group, Inc., $61,683; Advanced Rehabilitation Tech., $41,000; Viking CRC Inc.,

$6,370; Hoerr Construction, Inc., $67,053; Gewalt Hamilton Assoc., Inc., $3,950; Teska Associates, $2,509; TKG

Environmental Services, $13,800; Verizon Wireless, $7,089; Village of Glenview, $164,672; Visu-Sewer Clean &

Seal, Inc., $4,939; Village of Wilmette, $219,238; Village of Winnetka, $505,970; Water Resources, $5,628;

Wil-Ridge Auto Service, Inc., $5,876; Internal Revenue Service (FICA &Medicare), $81,640; Illinois Municipal

Retirement Fund (IMRF), $105,803; Police Pension Retirement Fund $820,000; Total Interest on Bonds,


Disbursements over $ 2,500 $ 3,908,340

Disbursements under $ 2,500 $ 111,985

Total Disbursements $ 4,020,325


Under $2,500 –J. Daellenbach; I.DelMuro; J. Falk; J. Fernandez; L. Goldstein; J.Hemesath; M.Josellis: J.

Koenig; J. Lipsey; R.Mech; J. Melchor; D. Mydlach; J. McKenzie; S. Nahrwold; JO’Connell; A.Stemwedel; B.

Tabourot; S. Tranescu; S. Villegas-Mejia; C. Wernick

Between $2,500 and $5,000 – S. Batorowicz; F. Dolan; E. Goldstein; N. Greiner; M. Gucik; M. Talend

Between $5,001 and $15,000 – A. Hobbs; J. Przekota; J. Staral; D. Waxstein

Between $15,001 and $30,000 – H. Bucks; M. Miljan

Between $30,001 and $45,000 – M. Yundt

Between $45,001 and $60,000 – A. Doak; C. Kennedy-Edelstein; C. Strom

Between $60,001 and $75,000 –D. Betke; S. Feeney; S. Hardt

Between $75,001 and $90,000 – D. Leicht; E. Tuckman; M. Van Dyke

Between$90,001 and $100,000 – W. Burns; M. LaBeau; T. Swoboda; T. Zordan

Over $100,001 – P. Brennan; B. Carlson; D. Miller; O. Padilla; S. Criezis

Total Payroll: $ 1,764,167





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REVENUES 4,802,95 1,739,042 913 27,796

EXPENDITURES 4,185,422 1,706,561 659,810 146,545



(TRANSFERS OUT) (743,499) 1,385,718 390,000

ENDING BALANCE 4,015,325 128,864 1,021,275 1,750,898




BALANCE 278,917 430,601 7,000,324 7,555,349

REVENUES 99,639 76,632 1,002,486 677,949

EXPENDITURES 32,747 427 922,908 711,296




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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Ciaran Brayboy

The recent New Trier

graduate will play basketball

at Harvard University

next season.

When did you start

playing basketball?

End of seventh grade.

Well, I guess I was so tall

and it was the better choice

for me (than hockey).

Who’s your favorite

basketball player?

I didn’t really watch

basketball ever, but maybe

LeBron James. No, DeAndre

Jordan. I don’t really

watch sports.

What’s your favorite

TV show?

I like Borat. It’s featured

in the Ali G show. It just

makes me laugh every


What is your favorite

basketball moment?

Winning the eighth grade

Central School Championship.

It was great to win

the championship with my

Glencoe kids. I also liked

beating Niles North in the

sectional final and beating

Evanston in their place.

The whole journey was

just a good time.

What is one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I love to ski. Avid skier.

Good after retiring for college

basketball for a few

years. The last place I was

in was Telluride.

If you had one

superpower, what

would it be?

Probably to be a Superman,

he’s pretty wellrounded.

One superpower?

Teleporting. If I’m in a bad

situation, get out of places


What would be the

first thing you do after

winning the lottery?

I’d probably just tear

the ticket up. It seems

like everyone who wins

the lottery doesn’t have

a great life after that and

they’re plagued by people

who are just trying to take

their money. I don’t think

money is the true way to


What is your ultimate

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goal in life?

I want to live a fulfilling

life. I really want to be

a doctor, to help people. I

don’t think that’s the only

way to do it, but using myself

for good.

Where do you most

want to travel?

I really want to go to

Vietnam sometime, just

travel the world. Japan,

Norway, Morocco. Get out

of town.

If you could be one

animal what would it


Cheetah or a polar bear.

I like to swim in cold water,

but his home is disappearing.

Cheetah’s are

pretty fast so I’d like to run

around the Sahara.

Interview by Sports Intern

Drew Favakeh

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Sports briefs

Local swimmers earn All-

American honors

The NISCA came out

with its 2018-19 high

school swimming All-

Americans and a handful

of local swimmers made

the cut.

• Luke Maurer (Loyola):

200-yard freestyle, 50-

yard freestyle, 100-yard


• Everet Andrew

(Loyola): 500-yard freestyle

• Audrey Richardson,

Kaelyn Gridley, Kasey

Venn, Joelle Ohr (New

Trier): 200-yard medley


• Carly Novelline (New

Trier): 50-yard freestyle,

100-yard freestyle

• Erin McNally (New

Trier): Diving

• Novelline, Gridley,

Emma Eldring, Ohr (New

Trier): 200-yard freestyle


• Gridley: 100-yard


• Venn: 100-yard breaststroke

• Ohr, Leslie Wendel,

Richardson, Novelline

(New Trier): 400-yard

freestyle relay

New Trier girls lacrosse

racks up honors

After winning its first

IHSA state lacrosse title,

the New Trier girls lacrosse

team was honored

twice by US Lacrosse

Magazine. First, the magazine

ranked the Trevians as

its top team in the Midwest

in the final rankings of the

year. The magazine also

named recently-graduated

Lucy Murray as its Midwest

Player of the Year.

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

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 New Trier

Hockey season with:

1) food, beverages and


2) New Trier players

Skates/Skills/small area

games with Wilmette and

Winnetka players,

3) Alumni hockey,

4) Silent Auction Items

and other surprises.

New Trier’s hockey

website, newtrierhockey.

com, will be updated with

more event information,

including skater waivers

and alumni hockey registrations


Rowers earn national

team spots

Two New Trier rowing

grads and a Loyola rowing

grad were recently

named to their respective

U23 U.S. Rowing national

teams this week.

New Trier alumna Grace

Joyce was named as a

member of the lightweight

women’s doubles sculls

boat, Loyola alumna Emily

Mollins to the lightweight

women’s pair boat

and New Trier alumnus

Peter Chatain to the men’s

four with coxswain boat.

Sports briefs are compiled

by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw










about your favorite high

school teams. Sports

editors Michal Dwojak,

Michael Wojtychiw, and

Nick Frazier host the only

North Shore sports podcast.


From Page 53

don’t know the exact salaries,

but someone got injured

on a field that wasn’t

prepared properly.

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


It was also the first time

the United States women’s

team sported gay pride

jerseys in the month of

June, which is gay pride

month. How do you think

the women’s team have

helped gay pride as well?

Weaver: I don’t know

honestly, looking at it, I

just watch them for their

soccer. I don’t look at it as

any political thing because

I don’t like to look at it that

way. I just like to watch

them play, but I feel like if

that’s what women’s soccer

wants to do, go for it.

Everyone has their personal

preference. Everything’s

really political now, but I

feel like it should be just

about soccer, it doesn’t

have to be about politics.

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 on the team.

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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Going Places

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 dayS ago

Holohan excited for new beginnings, challenges

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Brynn Holohan wanted

to a new experience when

it came to choosing where

she’d play college lacrosse.

The recent Loyola graduate

could have stayed in

the Midwest and gone to

Marquette, joining a handful

of other North Shore

players, or Colorado, the

two other schools that

really recruited her, but

shechose to go down a different


Her decision?

Arizona State University.

At the time Holohan

committed in December

of her sophomore year,

the Sun Devils didn’t actually

have a program.

The school had announced

it would be adding the

women’s lacrosse program

but the team didn’t play

its first game until Feb. 9,


“For me, it was just obviously

the campus, academics

and the weather,”

Holohan said. “I always

knew I wanted to go somewhere

warm. Get away

from the Chicago weather.

But then also, just the

idea of a new program. It

was just something that I

thought that would be so

cool to be a part of something

new. To pave the way

for new teams to come.

For many, including Holohan,

joining a program

that had yet to even play a

game can be a scary proposition,

but it was something

that the four-year

varsity player embraced.

“I just trusted in the

coaches and just the overall

athletic department,

and seeing what they did

with other sports,” she

said. “Because of Title IX

they also had to add other

sports. They added men’s

ice hockey, and women’s

triathlon. In triathlon’s first

year they won the national


“Placing my trust in how

they do things at Arizona

State, and just the excellence

that they put into

everything. I thought that

was something that I really

wanted to be a part of.”

Lacrosse, like in the

Midwest, has been rapidly

expanding to the West and

that’s actually something

that helped Holohan realize

she had the capability

of playing collegiately.

Playing club lacrosse in

the offseason, traveling to

various tournaments on the

East Coast and all across

the country really helped

her realize that players in

the Midwest could play

with the ones on the East

Coast. It was her play in

club, especially after her

freshman and sophomore

seasons that helped her realize


“I think just club in general

really helped me know

that it doesn’t matter where

you’re from or when you

started playing,” she said.

“That if you want to play

and you set your mind to

it, you can do whatever

you want.”

As mentioned above,

Holohan was a four-year

varsity member of the

Loyola girls lacrosse program.

Playing freshmen is

something that coach John

Dwyer and his staff are not

hesitant to do, as they keep

multiple freshmen on the

varsity every season.

Doing so allows the

first-year players to gain

valuable experience from

Loyola alumna Brynn Holohan will play college lacrosse at Arizona State University starting next season. 22nd

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the get-go, something that

helps them as the years go


While Holohan admits

that she was a bit quiet,

scared and hesitant when

she first stepped onto the

field as a freshman, all of

that started to go away as

her first year went along

as she realized the players

weren’t as scary and intimidating

as they seemed

at first.

“I just think overall I improved

in my confidence,”

she said. “I got stronger. I

got faster, and just through

everything. I think with

the teammates everybody

just believes in each other,

and I feel like that really

helps with the coaches and


“When I was a freshman,

I was just really timid,

really nervous to make

a mistake. But I think how

I grew my confidence was

just in practice. It’s okay to

try new things. It’s okay to

make mistakes. Because

that’s what makes you better

in the game, and what

makes us stronger as a

team. Over the years my

confidence really grew,

because to be completely

honest, that was something

that I struggled a lot. Just

like in other sports too. So

lacrosse really helped me

grow in that area.”

While Holohan primarily

played the more of an

attacking midfield position

during her time at Loyola,

her club team would play

her all over the field. At

times, she’d even play

more of a defensive position.

That experience will

help her when she gets to

Tempe because the school

recruited her as a defensive


“I think it might take

a little bit of time (to get

used to) definitely because

all of Loyola season

I played attack,” she said.

“This summer I’ve just

been working hard, getting

in shape. Realistically

they can put me anywhere

they need me. If they need

me at midfield, then I’ll go

there. If you need me at attack,

just putting myself in

a position. Working on my

stick skills, on my conditioning

just so they can really

put me anywhere.”

Along with the aforementioned

reasons for

choosing Arizona State,

academics played a big

role too. This winter she

found out she was admitted

to the school’s honors

program, something she’s

proud of.

Holohan plans on studying

criminal justice and

criminology during her

college years.

“I want to do more of

the forensic psychology

side of something.” she

said. “I just like how they

can predict behaviors, and

they can investigate crime

scenes. And they can tell

you so much without even

being with the person who

did it or things like that.

I’m not sure exactly what

I want to do yet with that

major, but just something

along the lines of that really

interests me.”

Holohan will make her

way down to Tempe Aug.

17 to start her college experience

and while she

doesn’t have any expectations,

she’s ready for the


“I’m really excited. I

think it should be really


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Girls Soccer

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 5 days ago

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

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 PAPER NAME

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


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.

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. If it was scored, 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.

Julia DiSano (Glenbrook

South): The moments

that stood out to me

were obviously the two

goals (in the final game).

The first one, being a penalty

kick, part of me felt

a little incomplete. I’m

happy they got the lead,

but I wanted them to earn

the second one amidst play

to feel really like they won

the game in a complete

manner. The second goal

was awesome by Rose

Lavelle. Personally, since

I’ve been a soccer player,

I’ve never wanted to win

on just a PK because the

team didn’t really deserve

it. Obviously, it was a penalty,

so they deserved to get

the kick, but they didn’t really

earn the goal through

their play. For the second

goal, Lavelle had the ball

and I was wondering if

she was going to give it up

to one of her teammates,

who were open. But then,

she just kept on taking it.

The shot was powerful and

went right in the back of

the net. It made me really

excited and at that point, I

was like they ‘they got this

in the bag.’

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.

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?

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


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.

DiSano: It’s not one

particular player, it was

all of them I looked up

to, being that I didn’t just

play in the center, but also

played on the outside. Obviously,

Lavelle went to

the University of Wisconsin,

which I’m going to

be going to next year, so

that was pretty cool. I’m

not going to be playing in

college, but she went there

and so that’s exciting. Toby

Heath and Rapinoe are just

so strong on the outsides.

They’re also women I look

up to.

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.

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


According to FIFA, this was

the first time the Women’s

World Cup reached One

billion television viewers.

How does the women’s

team winning the World

Cup elevate the state of

women’s sports?

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.

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


DiSano: It’s definitely

evolved immensely in

the past two years, especially

this world cup. I

think more attention has

been drawn to it in terms

of more girls playing at a

younger age. Social media,

the news, and all of the internet

of the past 20 years,

has made it a lot easier for

the women’s team to become

role models, to become

the face of women’s

soccer. It says a lot that

you can get a whole country

behind you, millions

of people watching you,

but I’m not surprised that

they have because of the

characters of women on

the team and the success

they’ve been able to accomplish.

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.

Allan: When we won

the World Cup in 2014,

I think 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 women.

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?

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.

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.

DiSano: It’s all based

on revenue. Obviously,

the U.S. Women’s National

Team is just as, if

not more, popular than

the men’s. However, on

a world scale, the men’s

team brings in more revenue.

For me, I completely

agree with equal pay as

long as they’re getting

equal amount. If they’re

not, then it’s not financially

possible. In terms of

the United States, I’d say

it could be more, so they

should be given what they


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

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Wilmette native witnesses U.S. women’s soccer team

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 1 day ago

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

New Trier grad Dani

Kaufman, a native of Wilmette,

had seen the United States Women’s

National Team play a handful

of times, but all had been just

friendlies against nations from

across the world.

The third time though?

That was a game to remember.

Kaufman, along with her family,

were in France for the Women’s

World Cup and got to witness

two games, including the

U.S. National Team’s win over


“I think honestly, when you’re

younger, you kind of think about

it and then you’re like, ‘Well,

I’ve always wanted to go,’ especially

when the last World Cup in

2015 was in Canada,” she said.

“I was like, ‘Well, there goes my

chance to go,’ just because obviously

Canada’s a lot closer than


That all changed, however,

when Kaufman’s dad gave the

Bucknell University rising senior

a call during fall semester

and asked if she knew what her

plans would be for the summer.

After telling her dad that they

were most likely just going to be

working out to prepare for her senior

season as the Bison’s goalie









82 YEARS on the


and also working at her internship

at Compass Realty, he told

her she may want to let her boss

know she would need some time

off in June because she would be

attending the World Cup.

“I get chocked up about it now

because it has been a dream of

mine to go see the games live,”

she said. “It’s the World Cup,

it only comes every four years,

and it was just like a great moment.

The way my dad delivered

maybe had been a little forward,

but it definitely got me tearing up

a little bit.”

With that, the plans were officially

set when Kaufman was

on Thanksgiving and Christmas

breaks and the family had their

summer vacation in place.

They knew that wanted to see

a U.S. group play game, as well

as another game, so they planned

the trip around those two things.

However, one thing they

weren’t planning on was staying

at the same hotel that the U.S.

team was staying at in before the

game against Sweden.

“Of course, my parents were

like, ‘You got to go say hi, go

ask for pictures,’” Kaufman

said. “Me, the athlete, I’m thinking,

‘Okay, I’m getting ready for

a World Cup game, do I want

some 21-year-old coming up to






me, like bugging me and asking

me questions?’ In my head, I was

like, no, I’m not going up and

asking them anything. “

That, however, didn’t stop


She started a brief conversation

with Adriana French, the

team’s third-string goalie and

thanked her for “holding it down

for the goalkeeper union,” a

bond shared between goalies.

French turned around and said

“How’s your mom with the position?”

to which she replied “You

know, it’s not the most fun during


That set off a brief conversation

about French’s mom as

well, but as Kaufman says: “I

just thought that was a great little

connection. She could not have

been any nicer.”

The trip wasn’t all about the

World Cup though. The family

used it as a way to explore

France together. With 2019 being

the 75th anniversary of D-

Day, the Kaufmans were able to

see Normandy, which was a special

occasion for them because

both of Kaufman’s grandpas had

been in the military during World

War II. One joined the Air Force

and the other the Army. While

neither was ever deployed, for

Kaufman, she “felt very ingrained

with our own American

history as well as with my own

grandpas’ histories.”

Since the family came back

June 26th, they were only able

to see one knockout stage game,

a round of 16 game between

Sweden and Canada. That meant

that they’d watch the run to the

championship from the comfort

of their own home.

Or in this case, the comfort of

Lincoln Park with thousands of

their new friends.

“It was a great atmosphere,”

she said. “I was a little on the

edge of my seat during the game

but it was ... I mean, US soccer

put on a great event and they

have a screen and they had ... it

felt like you were there without

being there just because everyone

was cheering, everyone was

standing up, everyone was just

happy to watch a soccer game.

“And especially after they

won, everyone stayed to watch

the trophy ceremony. It was just

a cool experience to get to see


Kaufman has about a month

before she heads back to Pennsylvania

for what may be her last

competitive season as a soccer


“I think it’s, like with anything,

you kind of got to close

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Dani Kaufman outside the

U.S. Women’s National Soccer

Team’s bus in France. Photo


the door to open up another one,”

she said. “So I’m interested to

see how it goes and what new

experiences I get to have without

soccer, and what experiences

soccer has brought me in the past

has been amazing.

“I think I’m just excited to

have another season, and just the

ability to go out there and play

the sport is something that I will

never take for granted considering

I got about 20 games left, if

that, in my career, competitively

at least.”








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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 8 days ago

Jeffrey’s pitching masterpiece leads Waves to win over Loyola

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

22nd Century Media FILE PHOTO




1. Ryan Jeffrey

(above). The

Wilmette Waves

pitcher threw a

two-hit shutout

versus Loyola,

striking out eight.

2. Dani Kaufman.

The rising



senior and

women’s soccer


attended the

women’s World

Cup. The NT

alumna saw the

U.S. vs. Sweden


3. Charlie Acri. The

Wilmette Wave

drove in both

runs in a 2-0 win

over Loyola.

For a pitcher, getting

early run support is really

all he or she needs sometimes

in a big game.

The Wilmette Waves

got pitcher Ryan Jeffrey

all the support he needed

in the first inning when

two runners crossed the

plate en route to a 2-0

Connie Mack League win

over host Loyola July 9 at

Loyola’s Munz Campus in


“Having that lead feels

good because you know

you can go out there and

pound it and play loose,”

Jeffrey said. “It’s good to

know that your team has

your back at the plate as


After seeing two of

the first three batters get

out via strikeout and flyout,

the Waves got three

consecutive baserunners,

culminating in a two-run

single by Charlie Acri that

drove in Alex Calarco and

Alex Mendes.

Those two runs would

be all Jeffrey would need.

The rising senior would

have a no-hitter through

five innings, before allowing

a hit in each of the

sixth and seventh innings,

en route to a complete

game, two-hit shutout with

eight strikeouts.

“A lot of what was

working for me was the

offspeed pitches, mixing

Ryan Jeffrey delivers a pitch during the Wilmette Waves’ 2-0 win over Loyola July 9 in Glenview. Michael

Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media

in the curve for a strike

early in the count and the

slider toward the end, but

it was the fastball mostly,”

Jeffrey said. “A lot of

what I’ve been working

on is consistency with the

fastball low in the zone

and the curveball for a


Jack Bosak broke up the

no-hitter in the sixth inning

with a single up the

middle, while Edward Mahoney

had the Ramblers’

other hit, a double, with

two outs in the bottom of

the seven inning.

The win extends the

Waves’ winning streak

to 12, including a tournament

win over the weekend

where the Waves had

to win double headers on

three consecutive days to

win the title.

The win is also Wilmette’s

seventh straight in

Connie Mack League play,

giving the squad an impressive

12-3 record. The

Waves’ last Connie Mack

loss was to Niles North in

June 27.

“We’re really playing

loose and having a lot of

fun out there,” Jeffrey

said. “You k

ow, it’s trusting ourselves.

Our bats have been

really good lately and all

our arms are throwing

strikes and giving us a

chance to win every day.”

After not getting much

playing time during the

high school season, Jeffrey

has seen his playing time

increase during the spring

season. With that, he’s also

seen a rise in performance

as well.

“For me, I feel so much

more confident at the

plate,” he said. “Driving

the ball to left field, putting

the ball opposite field has

been big too.”

The loss to Wilmette

concluded a tough day for

the Ramblers, who earlier

had dropped a Connie

Mack League game to

Maine West. After starting

league play 8-3, the Ramblers

have now dropped

three in a row and come

into the last two days of

league play tied for the

Red Division lead at 8-6.

The Ramblers end regular

season play with games

against Niles North, while

the Waves finish with

Maine West. Connie Mack

playoff action takes place

next week, with pool play

set for Monday and Tuesday

and the championship

on Wednesday.

Listen Up

“I get choked up about it now because it has been

a dream of mine to go see the games live.”

Dani Kaufman — New Trier alumna on being able to attend the

Women’s World Cup.

tunE in

What to watch this week

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• Visit any of your local beaches and hit the ball

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53 - Women’s World Cup Reactions

49 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.

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Wilmette Waves blank Loyola, Page 55

Starting anew

Loyola alumna Holohan joins Arizona State’s

startup lacrosse program, Page 52

New Trier grad Kaufman goes to Women’s World Cup, Page 54

Dani Kaufman, a native of Wilmette, holds up a

scarf at the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s

game against Sweden at the Women’s World Cup

June 20 in Le Havre, France. Photo submitted

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