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Busy summer of school construction nears completion

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

Glencoe School District

35 students will see many

changes to their buildings

when they return to school

later this month, including

security glass installation

(district-wide), corridor

flooring (South and West),

cafeteria/multi-purpose

room and art room upgrades

(South and West),

auditorium renovation

(South) and more.

Director of Finance and

Operations Jason Edelheit’s

biggest worry before

the project started

was the corridor flooring,

but he said it turned out

well at the school board’s

Thursday, Aug. 8 meeting.

“Probably the biggest

concern I had at the beginning

was the flooring

prep and leveling for the

corridor flooring project

because that was the key

to the whole project,” he

said. “Thankfully, the

team really got that right.

That’s led to a very successful

installation for the

flooring and for the balance

of the project.”

Edelheit was also complimentary

of the finished

product of the South and

West School cafeterias.

“The cafeterias at both

South and West really

look amazing,” he said.

“We haven’t had 100

some kids in there yet, but

for the people we’ve had

in there it really seems to

be improving the acoustics.”

Other projects this summer

included: teacher

office upgrades (West),

front entrance upgrades

(Central and South), security

system upgrades

(district-wide) and locker

installation (South and

West).

There are some aspects

of the project, however,

that won’t be complete

by the first day of school,

such as the front entrance

benches and precast

curbs. But, the front entrance

will be open for the

first day of school.

“The benches out here

for the front entrances and

the precast curbs won’t

be in before the start of

school,” he said. “We will

of course be able to open

the front entrance.”

Another aspect of the

project that won’t be complete

by the first day of

school is carpeting in the

lower level offices at West

School.

“Some carpeting down

at the lower level of West

in some offices that we decided

to replace because

we were so concerned

about the transitions from

the corridor to the offices

and the carpet was in poor

condition anyways so we

decided to add those offices

to the project, but

we just found out that

carpet is on backorder, so

that won’t quite be in,” he

said.

Other D35 news

The district’s reoccupancy

inspection from the

North Cook Intermediate

ROUND IT UP

A brief recap of School Board action from Aug. 8

• The personnel report was approved including

employment of a licensed teacher, teacher

associate and support staff, leave of absence

for licensed teachers and resignation of licensed

teacher, teacher associate and support staff.

• The post collective bargaining agreement and

administrative compensation was approved.

Service Center is scheduled

for Aug. 15.

The district’s enrollment

for the 2019-2020

school year is 1,144, as of

the school board’s Aug. 8

meeting, plus 16 pending

registrations.

The 1,144 students includes

99 kindergarteners,

126 first-graders,

125 second-graders, 151

third-graders, 130 fourthgraders,

120 fifth-graders,

155 sixth-graders, 114

seventh-graders and 124

eighth-graders. The district

ended last year with

1,169 students.

Superintendent Catherine

Wang expects that

the district’s enrollment at

the start of the school year

will be slightly under the

enrollment at the end of

last school year.

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Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

Jack Scapin considers

every construction project

he oversees special, but

this one was a bit more

personal than most.

As project manager for

Chicago-based Valenti

Builders, he led a team that

recently completed a nearly

$20 million renovation

project at the Loyola Academy

campus in Wilmette

that includes a new stateof-the-art

pool and piazza.

“It’s been fantastic to

have the opportunity to

give back as a part of this

community,” said Scapin,

who graduated from

Loyola Academy in 1998,

during a tour of the project

for The Anchor last week.

“To be able to give a year

of my life back to this, or

actually plus, has been

special.”

Daniel Valenti, class of

2001, served as the project’s

general contractor.

A grand-opening celebration

was held at the private,

co-educational Jesuit

college preparatory high

school on Sunday, Aug.

11. Following Mass in the

West Gym and a blessing,

Loyola staff, including

President Rev. Patrick E.

McGrath, SJ, welcomed

attendees to check out the

new facilities.

“The idea of space,

height, light make it a

welcoming experience

for people who come on

our campus,” said Dennis

Stonequist (class of 1990),

executive vice president

at Loyola Academy. “It’s

way beyond exceeded our

expectations.”

Scapin said site work on

the project began in May

2018 with improvements

to the parking lots and

stormwater retention at

Lake and Laramie avenues

being the initial focus. In

June 2018, a “Crush the

Pool” event was held to

say goodbye to the old

pool. Following its destruction

and the passage

of a number of inspections,

the project was “full on.”

Among the challenges

of the project was overcoming

bad weather

throughout and structural

renovation issues.

“The building is 60

years old so you’re trying

to fit a building in-between

and build a new one while

maintaining the existing

building,” Stonequist said.

Despite any of these

problems, the project will

be completed on time for

the return of students on

the first day of classes on

Monday, Aug. 19.

The centerpiece of the

renovation is the John D.

Norcross Aquatic Center

with an estimated price tag

of $16 million. It is dedicated

to the memory of former

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police reports

Offender attempts to buy cars with resident’s info

An unknown offender

attempted to use a resident’s

identifiers to buy

several cars. The victim

reported the identity theft,

which was unsuccessful, at

10:14 a.m. Aug. 3.

In other police news:

Aug. 6

• Jeremi Johnson, of Chicago,

was arrested for unlawful

use of a credit card

at 10:10 a.m. at his home

in Chicago.

• Leslie Stokes, 26, of

Chicago, was arrested

for driving with a defective

windshield, revoked

driver’s license and while

using a cellphone at 6:06

p.m. in the 800 block

of Vernon Avenue. Her

court date is Sept. 16.

Aug. 5

• An unknown offender

used a victim’s credit card

and identifiers to make several

purchases at 10:43 a.m.

at the 600 block of Country

Lane. CitiBank asked for a

police report to attempt to

reverse the charges.

Aug. 4

• Oscar Bernabe, 20, of

Melrose Park, was arrested

for speeding, using

the wrong lane and driving

under the influence of

alcohol at 3:36 a.m. at the

intersection of Elder Court

and Forestway Drive. His

court date is Sept. 12.

Aug. 3

• Kirk Glisper, 61, of Indiana,

was arrested for

driving without lights

on when it was required,

driving without insurance,

transporting open alcohol,

possession of a controlled

substance and driving under

the influence at 10:38

p.m. at the intersection of

Dundee Road and Forestway

Drive. His court date

is Sept. 29.

July 31

• Jason Mangini, 23, of

Wheaton, was arrested for

possession of cannabis at

3

4:47 a.m. at the intersection

of Green Bay Road

and Lake Cook Road.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The

Anchor’s Police Reports are

compiled from official reports

found on file at the Glencoe

Police Department. Individuals

named in these reports

are considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.

D35

From Page 3

“We anticipate that we

will be just under where

we ended last year,” she

said. “We will be at 1160

or just over that because

similar to the last few

years families are relocating

with zero contact

ahead of time, coming in,

showing up and registering.

That’s continuing to

happen and we are continuing

to grow.”

Wang added that the

district plans on having

the same number of sections

at each grade level

as had been previously

planned on, which is five

kindergarten sections, six

first-grade sections, six

second-grade sections,

seven third-grade sections,

six fourth-grade

sections, six fifth-grade

sections and seven sixthgrade

sections.

“We are able to incorporate

and support in a

positive way with the

grade level sections as

we predicted,” she said.

“The one we were most

carefully is kindergarten

and we’re still in a really

good spot for what we

had planned for five sections.”

loyola

From Page 4

swimming, diving and water

polo team member John

D. Norcross (Class of 1954)

to honor his love of Loyola

aquatics and his extraordinary

legacy as the largest

benefactor in the history of

Loyola Academy.

Norcross was also one

of the first benefactors

to invest in the school’s

Aquatic Initiative in 2008.

After he passed away in

November 2014, Loyola

received word that the loyal

alumnus had engaged

in a final act of generosity

by leaving a multimilliondollar

estate gift to Loyola

Academy in his will.

The new aquatic center

houses an eight-lane,

Stretch 25, “fast pool”

with wide lanes, flush-tothe-deck

gutters and two

one-meter springboards,

as well as a movable bulkhead,

which allows simultaneous

swimming and

diving practices and faster

transitions between swimming

and diving events

during competitive meets.

The moveable bulkhead

will also enable Loyola to

host water polo games and

championship swim meets

in faster all-deep water and

allow swimmers to warm

up and cool down in the

diving area before and after

their events.

“It weighs 13,800

pounds and is all fiberglass.

It was custom-made for the

school in the state of Washington,”

Scapin said.

Wide deck areas around

the pool will make competitive

events more efficient

and comfortable for aquatic

athletes and officials, as

well as Ramblers and community

members participating

in instructional and

recreational programs.

The new pool is housed

in a light-filled, two-story

natatorium with separate

team and physical education

locker areas, a coaches’

office, a wet classroom

adjacent to the pool area

and advanced mechanical

systems designed to ensure

optimal indoor air quality.

“The natural light improves

the swimming experience,”

Scapin said.

“The flexibility of the

space is what’s huge.”

A 294-seat spectator

gallery with retractable

bleachers will enable

Loyola swimming and

diving coaches and physical

education teachers to

repurpose the gallery level

as a dry classroom between

swimming and diving

meets.

Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, leads a mass in the new piazza adjacent to the pool.

Photo by Steve Donisch

Scapin noted the athletic

and physical education

departments at Loyola assisted

throughout the entire

process as their offices

had to be relocated due to

structural considerations

with the building of a wall.

A large electronic scoreboard,

utilizing a Colorado

timing system, overlooks

the pool that Scapin described

as “next-gen” with

technological characteristics

that make it unique not

just to the area but in the

state.

Next to the aquatic center

is a piazza that will

serve as a hub for Rambler

life and set the stage

for a renaissance in arts

programming, which will

culminate in the construction

of a new theater for

the performing arts slated

to be built in 2022 during

Loyola’s second phase of

construction.

Inspired by the St. Ignatius

Piazza in front of

the Church of St. Ignatius

in Rome, Loyola’s piazza

will be a welcoming place

where students and members

of the larger community

can come together.

Scapin noted Valenti

Builders, which was originally

located in Northfield,

is also currently working on

building the Evans Scholar

Foundation building at The

Glen in Glenview. As the

Loyola project comes to a

close, he’s excited to show

it off for generations of future

Ramblers.

“I do my job best when

I’m able to connect with

the client,” Scapin said. “In

this scenario, I also feel like

I’m the client. I want to see

this place succeed.”


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THE LAKE FOREST LEADER

Three charged in knifepoint

robbery in Lake Forest

The armed robbery of a

teenager in Lake Forest has

led to the arrests of adult

and two teenagers.

Kevon L. Jones, 18, of

Evanston, and two 17-yearolds,

have all been charged

with aggravated robbery.

The Lake Forest Police

Department was dispatched

to the 400 block of

East Westminster at 2 p.m.

Aug. 6, after an armed robbery

was reported.

According to Lake Forest

Police, a 13-year-old

had been robbed at knifepoint.

The robbery stemmed

from a drug transaction that

had been orchestrated between

juveniles from both

Lake Forest and Evanston.

A description of the

suspects and vehicle was

broadcast to all area police

agencies. A Highland

Park police officer patrolling

southbound on Illinois

Route 41 spotted the vehicle,

which was pulled over

after additional officers responded.

The suspects were arrested

in Skokie, near the

Westfield Old Orchard mall.

Officers recovered money

that had been stolen

from the victim inside the

suspects’ vehicle, as well as

a knife that had been tossed

along the Edens.

Deputy Lake Forest Police

Chief Rob Copeland

said the knife was recovered

between Lake Cook

Road and Dundee Road.

Jones is being held in

the Lake County Jail on

$75,000 bond. His next

court date is Aug. 27 in

Waukegan.

Reporting by Peter Kaspari,

Contributing Editor. Story at

LakeForestLeader.com.

THE WINNETKA CURRENT

Trustees unanimously vote

to officially revoke One

Winnetka

After years of heated

meetings and debate, One

Winnetka is no more.

The Winnetka Village

Council voted unanimously

to revoke the development

agreement for the

much-debated One Winnetka

mixed-use project

during its Tuesday, Aug.

6 regular meeting, despite

appeals for more time

from the project’s developer.

The council also terminated

the zoning and subdivision

approvals for the

development planned for

the southeast corner of the

intersection of Elm Street

and Lincoln Avenue.

At its July 16 meeting,

the council agreed to put

a resolution to revoke the

development agreement

on the agenda for its Aug.

6 meeting.

The Village said the developer

had defaulted on

several provisions of the

development agreement,

namely with respect to

providing a third-party

guaranty, closing on the

Conney’s Pharmacy property

at 736 Elm St., and

public health and safety

concerns at the property.

“The development

agreement required the developer

to provide a thirdparty

financial guaranty

before Nov. 20, 2018,”

Village Attorney Peter

Friedman said. “As of

today, the developer has

not complied with this requirement,

specifically the

developer has not provided

fully executed guarantee

of completion …”

Reporting by Fouad Egbaria,

Freelance Reporter. Story at

WinnetkaCurrent.com.

THE GLENVIEW LANTERN

Village Board approves

29-home development in

northwest Glenview

The Glenview Village

Board unanimously approved

ordinances on

Aug. 6 granting Lexington

Homes annexation

and rezoning for a 29-lot

single-family subdivision

of detached homes known

as Parkside of Glenview

to be constructed at 3365

Willow Road.

The undeveloped property

west of Landwehr

Road has been used for agricultural

purposes.

Located near the Tri-

State Tollway, it is surrounded

on three sides by

the 1978 Indian Ridge residential

development, the

1997 Glenridge Meadows

residential development

and another residential

area in Northbrook.

At the outset of the

public hearing preceding

the voting that took

place during the Trustees

regular meeting, Planning

Division manager Jeff

Rogers gave a thorough

presentation during which

he expanded on Lexington

Homes’ plans for the

development that was earlier

approved by the Plan

Commission by a 5-0 vote.

The Plan Commission

had considered three site

plans and approved the

one that called for a private

gate for Fire Department

emergency-vehicle

access to be installed on

Meadowview Drive at the

west end.

There will be four rows

of homes on lots, ranging

in size from 7,500-13,000

square feet.

Reporting by Neil Milbert,

Freelance Reporter. Story at

GlenviewLantern.com.

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Registration opens for Family Service’s golf outing

Submitted Content

Still in its infancy, the

second annual Tee Up for

FSG golf outing will be held

on Friday, Sept. 13, at the

serene Glencoe Golf Club.

Last year, the event’s

inaugural year, the event

raised more than $9,000 to

benefit Family Service of

Glencoe, Glencoe’s primary

mental health and family

support services nonprofit

organization.

Once again led by FSG

Board member and Village

resident, Rick Richker,

the event promises to be a

blast. Featuring “whimsical

surprises” throughout the

course and unique activities,

such as a bazooka ball

launcher or a “beer goggle

tee-off challenge,” this

philanthropic day on the

course is one not to miss.

This year’s goal is to raise

$10,000 in order to bridge

the gap between the incomebased

sliding scale counseling

fees paid by more than

half of FSG’s clients and the

actual cost of service. Each

fiscal year, FSG provides

about $225,000 in these

subsidies and relies on fundraising

events like Tee Up

for FSG in order to underwrite

the costs.

Gather your friends, family,

colleagues and join us

on Sept. 13. Individual golfers,

foursomes and sponsorships

start at only $175. Not

a golfer? No problem! Support

the event and our agency

with a hole sponsorship

or a general donation. Visit

www.bidpal.net/fsggolf19

to learn more and get your

spot today.

Rooted in Glencoe for

more than 100 years,

Family Service of Glencoe

strengthens our community

through highly

confidential services that

prevent and treat emotional

and psychological problems.

Services include

counseling to individuals

and families, community

education, crisis intervention,

senior housing

assistance and more. To

receive help or become a

supporter of this nonprofit

organization, visit www.

familyserviceofglencoe.

org.

RIGHT: Rick Richker, FSG

Board member and golf

event chair, launching the

golf ball bazooka launcher

at the 2018 event. Photo

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Glencoe: Yesterday and Today

Are you ready for some football?

Glencoe Historical

Society

Contributing Columnist

Throughout its history,

Glencoe has

been the home of

a number of great professional

athletes. As the

National Football League

prepares to enter its 100th

season in a few weeks, it is

timely to take a look back

at one of Glencoe’s most

famous football players,

“Pug” Rentner.

Born Ernest John

Rentner in 1910, “Pug”

grew up in Joliet, where he

attended Farragut School

before entering Northwestern

University in 1930 as

an explosive fullback who

was expected to contribute

substantially to an already

talented Northwestern

team. He used his speed,

passing and kicking skills

that year to help lead

Northwestern to a conference

title. His best year for

the Wildcats, however, was

1931.

At 6 feet, 187 pounds,

Rentner has consistently

been regarded as one of

the best athletes to play

football at Northwestern.

“Pug” was known for

being an accurate passer

and a dazzling breakaway

runner. He had great arm

strength and huge hands

that enabled him to “thread

the needle” with passes

of 60 yards or more. In

almost every game he

played, Rentner reeled off

long runs from scrimmage,

punt returns, kickoffs or

pass interceptions.

In the opening game of

the 1931 season, the Widcats

hosted the University

of Nebraska at Dyche Stadium.

Under the watchful

eye of Chicago’s most famous

gangster, Al Capone

(who headed to Evanston

for relief from his tax

evasion problems), “Pug”

scored three touchdowns

in the first 10 minutes of

a game in which Northwestern

coasted to victory.

Coincidentally, that Wildcat

team also included Irv

Kupcinet who would later

become a celebrated Chicago

newspaper columnist.

Kupcinet transferred from

the team, however, after

getting into a fistfight with

the coach’s brother.

Stopping “Pug” Rentner

was the focus of Ohio

State when Northwestern

faced them in a 1931

matchup in Columbus.

The strategy almost

worked as the Buckeyes

held the Weldcats scoreless

in the first half. A rousing

halftime speech from the

coach, coupled with a few

offensive adjustments,

however, led to a 50-yard

touchdown run by Rentner

in the third quarter which

proved to be the game

winner.

Renter similarly

wreaked havoc on the

University of Illinois that

year. He ran 66 yards for a

score just one minute into

a game in which Northwestern

scored 25 points in

the first 10 minutes of the

contest. Minnesota, also in

the hunt for a Big Ten title,

fell victim to Rentner’s

skill in an exciting game in

which “Pug” scored on a

95-yard kickoff return and

then again on a 70-yard

punt return on the way to

another Wildcat victory.

Rentner led Northwestern

through an “almost”

undefeated season and a

share of the Big Ten title

in 1931. The team played

Notre Dame to a scoreless

tie and then lost to Purdue

in the Thanksgiving Day

Shiners’ game at Soldier

Field. “Pug” was nevertheless

named an All-American

that year and was later

inducted into the College

Football Hall of Fame.

He played four years

in the National Football

League, three with the

then-Boston Redskins and

one year, 1937, with the

Chicago Bears. He moved

to Glencoe after leaving

his football career in favor

of a job as an investment

securities banker. When he

retired from banking, he

enjoyed helping his Glencoe

neighbors as a beloved

employee of Wienecke’s

Hardware. “Pug” Rentner

died in 1978 at the age

of 67.

2019

Awards Luncheon

presented by 22nd Century Media and Autohaus on Edens

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12,

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

Speakers include a Panel of NS WIB 2018 Winners

• Education: Tina Tranfaglia, College Knowledge LLC

• Entrepreneur: Amy Torf, Noggin Builders

• Legal: Cynde H. Munzer, Dykema Gossett PLLC

• Senior Care: Margalit Tocher, Home Care Assistance

{ Tickets on sale now! }

22ndCenturyMedia.com/women

The 2019 winners

who will be honored include:

Education - Susan Magill, Experts in Education

Entrepreneur - Jennifer Fondrevay, Day 1 Ready M&A Consulting

Financial - Maureen McPeek, Lynch McPeek Wealth Management

Health & Wellness - Cathy Irwin, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Hospitality & Dining - Kelly Yang, 5b2f Akira

Large Company - Meaghan Johnson, Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Legal - Maria Doughty, Allstate

Medium Company - Lisa Pickell, Orren Pickell Building Group

Non-Profit - Melinda Harris, Sing to Live Community Chorus

Real Estate - Natasha Patla, @properties

Seasoned Professional (Age 41 and older) - Diana Sotelo, Galaxie

Professional Cleaning Service

Senior Care - Charlotte Bishop, Creative Care Management

Small Company - Dr. Terrie Briggs, Banner Literacy

Woman-Owned Business - Tanya Fretheim, Street Level Studio

Young Professional (Age 40 and younger) - April Doremus,

Villa Healthcare

Ticket Deadline: Sept. 4


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Social snapshot

Top Stories

from GlencoeAnchor.com as of Aug. 12:

1. Police Reports: Waukegan teen resists

arrest for 6 charges

2. Lake Forest: Three charged in knifepoint

robbery of 13-year-old

3. Menu revamp helps reopened Lucky Fish

4. The Training Center of Glencoe is 20

years strong

5. Historical kiosk unveiled at the Glencoe

Public Library

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New Trier Educational Foundation posted this

photo Aug. 1 with the caption: “THE AUCTION

IS OPEN! We know parking at New Trier High

School is tough — we can help! We have two

listings for ONE parking spot at Byline Bank

(corner of Green Bay Rd & Winnetka Ave)

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From the Sports Editor

Cheers to a new look at Loyola Academy

Michael Wojtychiw

m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com

Whoa. Oh wow.

Those were

the first words

out of my mouth when fellow

editors Eric DeGrechie

and Megan Bernard and

I got the chance to tour

Loyola Academy’s renovations

Aug. 7 before it was

open to the public Aug. 11.

For those that may not

be aware, Loyola is going

through a multiple-phase

renovation, with phase

one, a new pool and a

piazza, being the first to be

completed.

As a Loyola graduate,

Class of 2003, seeing all

the new changes were really

cool.

Having taken swim

classes and covered games

and meets in the old pool,

seeing a new eight-lane

pool that will allow the

Ramblers to host championship

meets was something

to witness because

that wasn’t the case before.

In fact, it almost looked

like the space had doubled

in size.

The new pool will allow

natural-light to enter

the natatorium and those

using the pool will be able

to watch a home football

game from the pool and

vice versa thanks to open

windows.

As great as the pool

looked, the piazza, a space

Loyola Academy graduates (left to right) Michael

Wojtychiw (Class of 2003), The Anchor sports editor;

Jack Scapin (Class of 1998), Valenti Builders project

manager; and Dennis Stonequist (Class of 1990),

executive vice president at Loyola; meet up at the

Wilmette school. Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media

that will serve as a hub for

Rambler life and set the

stage for a renaissance in

arts programming, was

also impressive.

Standing in the currently

wide-open space, I

envisioned myself sitting

around, talking to friends

and having a good time,

whether it be before or

after school, during lunch

or a free period. The

new space will also give

students another area to

study or even just hang out

by themselves if they so

choose.

The piazza is almost like

a gateway to the rest of the

school, as from that area,

you could go upstairs,

downstairs or into two

different hallways to get to

where you want to go.

One of those hallways is

the one by the East Gym,

which won’t look much

like it did at the end of

May. Moving the campus

store to a different portion

of the building allowed

Loyola to paint one wall

maroon, while adding the

school’s logo and emblem

to the other side.

That small gesture of

a fresh coat of paint gave

the hallway new life, a

vibrancy that wasn’t there

before.

While phase one is going

to be great for Loyola,

I’m also really excited

for phase two, which will

begin in 2022.

That phase will include

a new theater for the performing

arts.

Yes, as other schools

are cutting arts programs

and getting rid of theater

opportunities, Loyola is

doing the opposite and

embracing the arts community

that’s long thrived

at the school.

As someone who knew

a lot of thespians during

his time at the Wilmette

school, I can’t wait to see

what their reaction will be

like when the new theater

opens. It’ll probably be

close to what mine was

go figure

$20M

The

1

after seeing the new pool.

After joking with tour

guides Robin Hunt and

Dennis Stonequist that

prior to the renovations,

the school looked almost

like it did when I was a

student, I can definitely say

that it no longer looks like

it did between 1999-2003.

An intriguing number from this week’s edition

cost of the first

phase of Loyola

Academy’s project.

(See Page 4)

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Grab your boots and cowboy hat and join us at

3rd Annual Nashwood

Highwood Meets Nashville

Aug. 30-Sept. 1 *Labor Day Weekend* (Rain or Shine Event)

FAMILY FRIENDLY!

•Family friendly line up & kids area Friday

& Saturday at the Pralines & Cream Stage

at Tala Coffee Roasters and Chicago Mike’s

Ice Cream Co. courtyard

•Elvis-Mania for the entire family with two

shows Saturday and Sunday

•3-Day weekend of over 80 free, live music

acts at over a dozen venues

•2 outdoor stages, 7 courtyards and buskers

on the streets

•Southern inspired food & drink specials

NEW THIS YEAR!

•Register for your commemorative

one-of-a-kind light up Nashwood

Cowboy Boot Cup (limited number

available) and show your cowboy/

cowgirl spirit as you stroll

through town enjoying all that

Nashwood has to offer.

•$20 includes the cup, special sponsor gifts and

coupons to use towards Southern food & drink

specials at all of our participating venues on your

Nashwood tour.

10th YEAR!

Weds.

thru Aug.29

October

11-13

October 12, 9am

December

7

Thank you to our Nashwood Sponsors

For full music line up, map and to pre-purchase Nashwood Cowboy Boot Cup

visit www.celebratehighwood.org or call 847.432.6000


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‘taco’ bout a restaurant

A taqueria opens in Highwood, Page 23

North Shore native actor Rainn

Wilson to host interactive

presentation on Bahá’í faith, Page 25

Actor Rainn Wilson, a New Trier graduate, gives a presentation and

meets audience members at the Bahá’í House of Worship Welcome

Center in Wilmette. Photo by Vladimir Shilov


18 | August 15, 2019 | The glencoe anchor puzzles

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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

Across

1. Neighbor of Ill.

and Mich.

4. Baby’s first word

maybe

8. Shopping aids

13. CD-___

14. Accusatory

question

15. Burger topper

16. Behind

19. Milk dispenser

20. Trillion: Prefix

21. “___ be a cold

day...”

23. Founded: Abbr.

24. Pinball or air

hockey

30. Letters seen on

some TVs

31. Gymnast Mary

___ Retton

32. Beautiful local

beach that opened

in 2019

33. Spanish sun

34. Turner and

others

36. Hertz Rent-___

37. Ltr. holder

39. Lower the lights

41. A.C. unit

42. Tiny insects

44. Scott of “Happy

Days”

46. MA and PA

49. School desk

feature earlier

53. Modern courtroom

evidence

54. Despite, abbr.

55. Stress free

57. Live wire, so to

speak

58. ‘’Skedaddle!’’

59. Actor Sharif

60. Coffee shop

order

64. Egyptian queen

68. Pend

69. Face feature

70. Formerly

71. Gossip blogger

Hilton

72. Cabinet div.

73. Watchdog’s

warning

Down

1. Glencoe based Chicagoland

cultural destination,

goes with 47 down

2. “The Bald Soprano”

playwright

3. They’re sarcastic

4. For each one

5. Wore away

6. Student’s welfare

organization

7. Pertaining to gold

8. Grand ___ Dam

9. “Troilus __ Cressida”

Shakespeare

10. Purged

11. Low digit

12. Elder

17. Awesome in the 80s

18. Male deer

22. “Bad” cholesterol

letters

24. Excellent

25. Felt bad about

26. Buzzing pest

27. Getting familiar with

28. Tall, extinct bird

29. Election or auction

finish

31. Actress Tyler

35. Relative

38. Eye of ___ (witch’sbrew

item)

40. Clothing label word

41. It’s in the constriction

business

42. Lucy of “Charlie’s

Angels,” 2000

43. Place to lodge

45. Polit. designation

47. See 1 down

48. Be more apologetic

50. Fake

51. __-di-dah

52. Skilled stalker

56. “There’s ___ in

sight!”

57. URL component

60. Traveler’s need

61. “To what do I ___

this pleasure”

62. Lexus or Ford, for

example

63. Rush

65. Attacker

66. Medium claim, abbr.

67. Not working: Abbr.

GLENCOE

Writers Theatre

(325 Tudor Court)

■■Starting Aug. 15: Performances

of “Into

the Woods”

Tudor Wine Bar

■■7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday,

Aug. 17: Scott

Hamilton band

WILMETTE

Wilmette Bowling Center

(1901 Schiller

Ave.,(847) 251-0705)

■■11 a.m.-9 p.m. (10

p.m. on Friday, Saturday):

Glow bowling

and pizza all week

long

Village Hall

■■2-4 p.m. Tuesday,

Aug. 20: Summer

Concert Series –

Chris Karabas

Wilmette Golf Club

■■7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug.

23: Starlight Golf

Night

HIGHWOOD

The Humble Pub

(336 Green Bay Road,

(847) 433-6360)

■■9 p.m. every Wednesday

night: Open Jam

■■9 p.m. every Friday:

Kara-Moe-ke

Buffo’s

(431 Sheridan Road,

(847) 432-0301)

■■7 p.m. every Monday:

Trivia

Everts Park

(130 Highwood Ave.)

■■Wednesdays, running

until Aug. 28,

4:30-9:30 p.m.:

Highwood’s Evening

Gourmet Market

HIGHLAND PARK

Jens Jensen Park

(486 Roger Williams

Ave.)

■■Running each Thursday

until Sept. 12:

Food Truck Thursday,

featuring live music

starting at 4:30 p.m.

To place an event in The

Scene, email martin@

northbrooktower.com

answers

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

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

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


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the glencoe anchor | August 15, 2019 | 19

New Trier alum Rainn Wilson

shares faith with local youth

Nora Crumley

Editorial Intern

Rainn Wilson, actor and

New Trier graduate, will be

holding an interactive presentation

for young people

Sunday, Aug. 18, at the

Bahá’í House of Worship

Welcome Center in Wilmette.

Wilson, famous for his

role as Dwight Schrute

on the pop-culture classic

TV sitcom “The Office,”

is a member of the Bahá’í

Faith and is committed to

discussing spirituality with

young people.

This Sunday, Wilson

will host “The Purpose

of our Physical Reality”

at 7 p.m. at Bahá’í House

of Worship. This interactive

discussion is open to

all youth and young adults

ages 13-30. Wilson hopes

this discussion will jumpstart

conversations about

spirituality and how to live

a metaphysical life in the

modern world.

“We need spirituality to

connect as one human family

sharing this globe and

sharing its ever-dwindling

resources,” Wilson said.

“We need to think about

connecting on a heart level

with one another, seeking

to be of service to the poorest

among us and not being

consumed with the material

world and all its traps.”

Wilson believes these

conversations with young

people are essential, especially

with growing sentiments

of divisiveness within

our society.

“Humanity is in a crisis

state and young people, for

the most part, are not terribly

concerned with that

as far as I see at least in

terms of their action,” Wilson

said in an interview at

the Bahá’í House of Worship.

“Many things can

be accomplished through

legislation, political activism

and fighting for social

justice but the roots of real

change in humanity lie in

spirituality.”

Wilson believes reconnecting

with their spirituality

will alleviate some of

the concerning side effects

in modern life.

“I do encourage people

to seek out what spiritual

answers might be out there

from all the world’s greatest

faiths because young people

are suffering from anxiety,

social disorders, loneliness,

depression and suicidal ideations,

and some of the answers

to this suffering can

be found through spiritual

practice,” Wilson said.

Unlike other major

monotheistic religions, the

Bahá’í Faith recognizes

the teachings and prophets

of the major world religions,

including Buddha,

Jesus and Muhammad, and

uses these lessons to create

their own spiritual path.

However, followers of the

Bahá’í Faith also recognize

Bahá’u’lláh, a new

prophet, that they believe

is a continuation of God’s

words and provides guidance

for the modern world.

Nicolai Valdivieso-Sinyakov,

a young member of

the Bahá’í Faith, explained

this idea.

“One way you can think

of it is as a kindergarten

teacher and an eighth-grade

teacher both went through

the same amount of schooling,

but the kindergarten

teacher isn’t going to reveal

the same things as

the eighth-grade teacher,”

1

Valdivieso-Sinyakov said.

“It’s a progressive thing; a

young child can’t contemplate

what is calculus, but

the teacher always knew

calculus. These teachers

are the prophets, like Jesus,

Muhammad and Buddha.”

In essence, the Bahá’í

Faith is a progression of

the major monotheistic religions.

One of the newest major

religions in the world, The

Bahá’í Faith was established

in 1863 on principles

such as the unity of humanity,

the harmony of religion

and science, elimination of

all forms of prejudice and

equality between women

and men.

And from nearly it’s beginnings,

the Bahá’í Faith

has been a cornerstone

of the North Shore. The

Bahá’í House of Worship,

the temple across from

Gillson Beach in Wilmette,

is the oldest surviving

House of Worship and the

flagship temple for all of

North America. The House

of Worship was constructed

from 1912-1953 and is

open to everyone regardless

of religion as a place

for silent prayer.

It was the Bahá’í House

of Worship that brought

Wilson and his family to

Wilmette. During Wilson’s

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he attended and graduated

from New Trier High

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Faith briefs

North Shore Congregation Israel (1185 Sheridan

Road, Glencoe)

Susan Merdinger, Concert Pianist

A light supper will be served

before the performance. Admission

is free but please register

for this 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sept.

6, event on the congregation’s

website.

5

North Shore United Methodist Church (213

Hazel Ave)

Family Promise

North Shore United Methodist

Church regularly provides overnight

accommodations, meals,

and companionship to families

with young children who are

homeless, or at risk for becoming

homeless. Volunteers are needed

to provide food, dine and spend

the evening with our guests, or

serve as overnight hosts.

North Shore Alateen Meeting

This meeting is open to all

teens aged 12-19 and takes place

every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.

Pizza and popsicles are provided

as well.

Am Shalom (840 Vernon Ave.)

Pack and Deliver Shabbat Bags

Make a difference for your fellow

congregants! One Friday a

month, we deliver Shabbat bags

to congregants who have been ill

or lost a loved one. To receive

email reminders about Shabbat

Bag Packing days, or to sign

up, contact Laurie Levin at laurielevin@gmail.com.

The next

one of these days is from 9-9:30

a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Jewish Music Heritage Series:

Shabbat of Love & Joy

Join us outside from 6:30-

7:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, in

the Perlmutter Courtyard for a

double dose of love and joy as

we celebrate Tu B’Av and Shabbat

with favorite melodies chosen

by Koleinu, Am Shalom’s

adult choir.

Fanchon Simons’ Feeding the

Hungry

Each month, volunteer members

of Am Shalom gather in

the kitchen to pack 400 lunches

for people in need. It just takes

about an hour and is rewarding

for folks of any age! Additional

volunteers are needed to deliver

the food at 9 a.m. for this Sunday,

Aug. 18, event. Please contact

Nina Schroeder at ninas8888@

gmail.com or 847.835.7025.

Ethical Questions of our Times

Join the congregation in the

library from 10-11 a.m. on Aug.

20 for this discussion.

Outdoor Shabbat

Join the congregation from

6:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday for

an outdoor shabbat.

GCG Harvest/Workdays

Join us for a Harvest/Workday

on Tuesday and Thursday mornings

at 7:30 a.m. until Halloween.

Sessions will also be from

10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays.

Yoga with Claudia

Join Am Shalom for Yoga with

Claudia from noon-1:30 p.m.

Thursdays.

“Almost Daily” Minyan

The “Almost Daily” Minyan

takes place at 5:45 p.m. on

Mondays and Thursdays during

the school months, and runs for

approximately 15 minutes. This

quiet and intimate service, held

in the serene worship space of

the Rosenfield Chapel, is the perfect

setting to remember a Yahrzeit,

to pray for healing, and to

calm and refresh your soul.

Congregation Hakafa (Services held at 620

Lincoln Ave., Winnetka)

Shabbat On The Beach

Join Congregation Hakafa at

5:45 p.m. Aug. 16 for dinner and

Shabbat services at Elder Lane

Beach, 239 Sheridan Road, Winnetka,

IL. Bring a blanket and/

or lawn chairs along with family

and friends of all ages at 5:45

p.m. for a BYO dinner at the

park above the beach. Meet at

the grassy area and playground.

Musical services are from 7-8:00

p.m. on the beach, followed by

a frozen treat. Everyone is welcome

for this special Hakafa tradition.

In case of rain, dinner will

be cancelled and our service will

take place at the Winnetka Community

House, 620 Lincoln Avenue,

Winnetka. For questions,

call Hakafa at: (847) 242-0687

or visit: www.hakafa.org.

St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church (556 Vernon

Ave.)

Search Committee for New

Rector

The vestry will appoint a

search committee in September.

The church encourage members

of the congregation to recommend

potential people to serve

on this committee! Ideally committee

members will reflect a

diversity of age, gender and

skills. Nominate yourself or another

church member by letting

Senior Warden Rich Lesperance

or Junior Warden Anne Tuohy

know.

Lemonade on the Terrace

During the summer, we enjoy

some lemonade and treats

outside after the 10:00 am service.

The sign-up sheet for hosting

lemonade is on the bulletin

board in the hallway.

Altar Flowers

There are open dates available

to dedicate flowers on the Altar.

If you have any questions, please

contact Polly Baur.

Sunday Services

There will be 10 a.m. services

only on Aug. 18 and 25.

St. Elisabeth’s Legacy Society

Dinner

Save the evening of Sept. 15

for The St. Elisabeth’s Legacy

Society annual membership

dinner at Skokie Country Club.

Members are those parishioners

who have joined the Society by

providing evidence that they

have made The Baehr Legacy

Fund or St. Elisabeth’s Church

as one of the beneficiaries of

their estate or other financial instrument.

Contact Glenna Foley

for more information.

Glencoe Union Church (263 Park Ave.)

GUC Women’s Breakfast

Join the church from 8:30-10

a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, for this

breakfast. Everyone gathers in

the library for a potluck breakfast.

All women are welcome

to join us for a casual morning

event.

Volunteering Day

Every fourth Tuesday of each

month, our church donates food

for suppers at A Just Harvest

https://ajustharvest.org/ in Rogers

Park and members of our

congregation volunteer to serve

the meal to homeless families

and individuals. Contact Colin

at colin@glencoeunionchurch.

org to be part of this giving opportunity.

Submit information to

m.wojtychiw@22ndcentury media.

com.

rainn

From Page 19

Wilson said. “My life would not

be what it is without New Trier.”

Wilson attributes New Trier’s

success as an educational institution

to its “culture and heritage of

learning” and its understanding

that the arts are more than just for

fun or to build a college resume.

Wilson appreciated his time at

New Trier and hopes to remind

graduates and students of the

privilege they have from attending

such an institution and to understand

the responsibility that

comes with this privilege.

“I wanted for the kids of New

Trier to deeply understand their

privilege and that their privilege

is not a bad thing and to not feel

that liberal guilt about it but to

understand it is as something they

can share,” Wilson said. “I can

use my privilege to share, and I

can work for the less fortunate

and all the kids who didn’t get to

go to a school like New Trier. And

most importantly, I can work hard

to make other schools around the

world as good as New Trier.”

RIGHT: The audience learns

about the Bahá’í faith from

Rainn Wilson. Photo by Vladimir

Shilov


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the glencoe anchor | August 15, 2019 | 21

Anne Loucks Gallery invites

public to new paintings exhibit

1

Submitted Content

Anne Loucks Gallery is

pleased to announce the

opening of an exhibition

of new paintings by artists

Melanie Parke and Richard

Kooyman.

The public is invited to

the opening reception with

the artists from 5-7 p.m.

Aug. 23 at the Gallery, 309

Park Ave., Glencoe. The

exhibit closes Oct. 31.

Both Parke and Kooyman

are highly accomplished

artists who capture

the vistas and settings in

and around their northern

Michigan studios in styles

both distinct and enduring.

Parke combines lush, textured

surfaces with brilliant

color in her still life, interior,

and abstract compositions.

Her work represents

an ongoing study of the balance

between abstraction

and realism, reference and

memory, spontaneity and

control. While her subject

is varied, each composition

includes her intuitive sense

of space, mark making, color,

and light.

Kooyman’s paintings

reflect the changing light

and seasons of the landscape

and shoreline. He

captures tree lines, foliage,

dunes, and sunlit water

with color and light that is

both expressive and profound.

With smooth, gestural

brushwork, Kooyman

conveys a landscape’s distinguishing

features with

sculptural forms and patterns,

offering the viewer

a sense of expansiveness

and tranquility.

Anne Loucks Gallery

specializes in contemporary

American painting,

sculpture and works on paper.

The gallery is located

at the corner of Green Bay

Road and Park Avenue in

Glencoe. Gallery hours

are from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday-Saturday, and by

appointment.

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Parke (pictured) and

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La Plancha Loca plants roots in Highwood following Taco Fest success

Olivia Vallone

Editorial Intern

2

The building at 548

Sheridan Road was a diner,

dry cleaner, two hair

salons and a Metro PCS

store before finally becoming

home to the unique taqueria

La Plancha Loca.

Jorge Blancas owns

the shop and runs it with

his son Jorge Jr., both of

Northfield. They decided

to name their taqueria La

Plancha Loca since in

Spanish, “plancha” can

mean flat top, which is

what they cook their tacos

on, and Jorge was called

“loco” by his close friends

because of how much he

worked. Plus, the name is

catchy and hard to forget,

according to Jorge.

“We built everything as

a family you know,” Jorge

Jr. said. “Which is really

cool, everything is handmade.”

The pair started their

taco business by catering

different events. Eventually

they worked their way

up to participating in the

North Shore Taco Fest and

won two years in a row.

“That really motivated

us to open this place cause

we were like ‘OK, the taco

fest is happening here and

this is where we’re getting

the support and we

want to open [the taqueria]

in Highwood,’” Jorge Jr.

said.

So far, Jorge and Jorge

Jr. have had their store

open for three months after

working on it and building

it for almost a year. They

are grateful for the support

from the Highwood community

and have gotten a

lot of positive feedback.

La Plancha Loca is a

very family-oriented business,

all the taco recipes

they got from living in

La Plancha Loca offers fried shrimp tacos ($3.50 each), served with a slaw and

peppers on top of a corn tortilla. Photos by Erin Yarnall/22nd Century Media

Michoacán, Mexico. Before

they opened, Jorge

Jr.’s grandmothers came in

from Mexico to do a quality

assurance check on the

salsas and other food to be

served. Jorge reported that

they passed the test.

“Growing up in Mexico,

the tacos here really didn’t

compare,” Jorge Jr. said.

“So we decided to open

up a taqueria and bring

authentic flavors from our

home.”

Jorge Jr. explained that

a normal taqueria is not

supposed to be a sit down

place like a restaurant.

Visitors are supposed to

be able to talk right to the

cooks in the kitchen and

see the tacos they ordered

being made right in front

of them. La Plancha Loca

gives customers that exact

authentic experience.

Along with the authentic

food and experience,

Jorge has decorations all

over the taqueria to remind

everyone of Michoacán.

The little sombreros and

pictures on the wall are

from their hometown in

Mexico.

La Plancha Loca

548 Sheridan Road,

Highwood

(847) 748-8028

10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

10-12 a.m. Friday-

Saturday

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday

A group from 22nd Century

Media were invited

to try some of La Plancha

Loca’s signature dishes.

The family brought out

some of their favorite original

tacos.

The chef first brought

out some homemade chips

with guacamole, pico de

gallo and three different

homemade salsas. One of

them is an avocado salsa

which has a surprise kick

at the end.

The first taco Jorge

wanted us to try was the

Gringa ($3.50), which is

al pastor (marinated pork)

with melted cheese on a

flour tortilla.

“It’s almost like a Mexican

shawarma,” Jorge Jr.

said about the meat in the

taco. “It actually came

from shawarma, they

brought it from over there

to Mexico and Mexicans

loved it. They just put their

own spice to it and put it on

a spin and that’s Al Pastor.”

Though they have almost

every meat imaginable

to fill their tacos,

Jorge and his son want to

have something for everyone.

Therefore, they have a

vegan taco available called

the vegetariano ($2.99),

which one of our editors,

who is a vegetarian, loved.

Inside this taco they have

soy chorizo, which tastes

almost exactly like the real

thing.

According to Jorge Jr.,

they plan to add more

vegetarian options in the

future to accomodate all

eaters.

Next, Jorge Jr. brought

out some of his own creations

for us to sample. He

had the idea for the two

shrimp tacos on the menu,

the fried shrimp ($3.50)

and the plancha shrimp

($3.50).

The fried shrimp is so

thick that the chef put the

meat on two tortillas so it

The restaurant’s vegetariano taco ($2.99 each) is allvegetarian,

made with soy chorizo and topped with

Mexican cactus, onion and cilantro.

The gringas ($3.50 each) are flour tortillas filled with al

pastor and Chihuahua cheese.

The al pastor taco ($2.60 each) is made with marinated

pork and served on a corn tortilla with cilantro and onion.

would be enough to cover

the fish. The plancha

shrimp on the other hand is

cooked on the flat top grill.

La Plancha Loca also has

regular al pastor ($2.60),

campechano ($2.60), diablos

($2.99) and Jorge’s

favorite, lengua ($2.99),

among many others.

Right before the editors

left, Jorge Jr. mentioned

that the taqueria had plans

to switch to reusable containers

in place of plastic

bags in the coming months.

La Plancha Loca also

has a Taco Tuesday deal,

when select tacos are $2 a

piece.


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

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The rising Loyola senior is a key member

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Do you have any superstitions

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what would it be?

I’d probably play volleyball. I used to

play when I was younger but I’m pretty

short, so it probably wouldn’t have

worked out.

If you won the lottery, what would

you do with the money?

I’d probably donate it to Sister Paulanne.

I went to OLPH and she’s one of

the nuns that works there. I’d probably

splurge on my dream car, probably a

Range Rover.

If you could travel anywhere in the

world, where would you go?

Greece and Barcelona. My sister studied

abroad there and I think it’s pretty

amazing. The photos she has are great.

If you had $5 at Walgreens, what

would you buy?

Kit Kats and a Diet Coke.

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storylines to keep eye on

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In this week’s episode of

The Varsity: North Shore,

the only podcast focused

on North Shore sports,

hosts Michal Dwojak,

Nick Frazier and Michael

Wojtychiw get ready for

the fall sports season by

talking about some of the

storylines they’re looking

forward to with each of the

fall sports excluding football.

First Quarter

The three hosts start the

show off by talking about

some of the stories they’re

spotlight

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ership traits in that way,

then that’s much more

productive than having

them roam on the streets

and engaging in other

activities.”

Under his tutelage, the

kids learned skills beyond

basketball — like conflict

resolution and leadership.

Etched into Cook’s

memory is the debut game

on the new basketball

court. Surrounding the

court were 500 or so people,

some standing atop

cars, others lying on the

ground.

Each had a hand above

their brow to shield the

beaming sun, but perhaps

also to envision the impact

basketball will soon

have on its people.

“It was something I will

remember forever,” Cook

said. “Playing in that

game, playing in front of

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expecting to see with girls

volleyball in the area.

Second Quarter

Our hosts move on the

those people, so different

from anything I had

experienced in the past.

I want to go back, but I

knew it was something I

wasn’t going to experience

again, so I just tried

to live in the moment, absorb

what was going on.”

All the while, Cook was

trying to raise $10,000

for a personal fundraiser,

“Helping Refugees in the

Nakivale Settlement!”

To spread the word, he

shared Facebook posts,

made Instagram stories,

sent texts, and mailed letters.

But internally, he worried:

What if they don’t

identify with my cause?

Why do I deserve to ask

for money from people?

Every day, he called

his mom. She instilled

faith into him, reminding

him of his prior successes.

“You raised $80,000

for the Gidel Mother of

Mercy Hospital in South

links when they talk some

boys and girls golf and

also jump into the pool to

talk some girls swimming,

Third Quarter

The three move on

to boys and girls crosscountry

headlines where

there’s some impressive

talent returning while also

talking some girls tennis

as well.

Fourth Quarter

The guys finish things

off by talking about some

of the boys soccer stories

they’re looking forward to

covering in the fall.

Sudan. You have interned

for Heartland Alliance, a

Chicago-based anti-poverty

group,” she told him.

“I learned over time,

that when Steven sets his

mind to something, he’s

generally able to achieve

it, or he’ll figure out another

way around and

take a lesson from failure,”

Patricia said.

In the end, he reached

his target. The $10,395

raised will go towards

basketball equipment

(hoops, basketballs, jerseys,

etc.) and the entrepreneurship

hub (mainly

computers). In December,

the final results will

be shared.

“I’m looking forward

to sharing the final results

of the impact the fundraising

will ultimately

have,” he said.

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New Trier grad Cook makes drastic career change post-basketball

Drew Favakeh, Sports Intern

The way Steven Cook saw

things, playing basketball overseas

was an experience. After a

stellar season at Princeton, he’d

put in his time, see the world,

make some friends.

And he did that from 2017

to 2018, playing for BC Tartu

Ulikool in Estonia and New Heroes

Den Bosch in the Netherlands.

In Estonia, he averaged

11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds

and in the Netherlands, he averaged

11 points and 4.2 rebounds.

But when he suffered a mild

concussion in the seventh game

of his second season, he decided

the time was right to do what

he really wanted: volunteer

work.

At the core, it’s who he is —

giving, caring, empathetic. It’s

why he was named to the 2017

Allstate NABC Good Works

Team, one of 10 athletes to earn

such an honor.

To bridge his past to the future,

though, Cook needed help.

So he called Rachael Ferguson,

his former Princeton sociology

professor and Academic-Athletic

Fellow with the men’s basketball

team. Ferguson, who has

volunteered in Jordan and Bangladesh,

recommended Uganda

and the Nakivale Refugee Settlement

– home to 100,000 refugees

largely from eight different

countries, 80 percent of whom

are estimated to be under the

age of 35.

And in the Nakivale Settlement

was Opportunigee — the

world’s first self-organized empowerment

and social entrepreneurship

refugee hub, which

pushes people to get the skills

to become entrepreneurs rather

than giving out money and resources.

Cook’s original plan had been

to travel to Europe and Asia for

four months. But three months

in, he felt unfulfilled. He was in

Morocco when his parents and

two brothers visited him. There,

he broke them the news: he’d

be spending his last month in

Uganda.

His mother, Patricia Gorman-

Cook, took it hardest. First, her

maternal instincts kicked in:

Was it safe? Was it sanitary?

Once Steven alleviated those

concerns, she decided it’d be a

worthwhile experience.

“You worry about some

things, of course, but I was fully

supportive of him spending his

last month or so of his travels

giving back,” she said. “I was

actually proud of him that he

was going to give back some

time to help others less fortunate.

It’s something that was an

important aspect of him growing

up, that we did as a family.

When you’re blessed, you give

back. You make sure you help

others as well as continue to

educate yourself.”

When Cook arrived in Uganda,

he confronted a culture

shock. He wasn’t in Winnetka

— which, according to a 2010

New Trier alumnus Steven Cook (center right) slaps hands with one

of the students he taught basketball to. Photo submitted

census was 94.8 percent white

— anymore.

In the 100,000 person settlement,

Cook didn’t spot another

Caucasian.

Kids teased Cook. “Mizoongoo,

mizoongoo!”

What are you doing here?”

But Steven’s mother — who

volunteered with Cook at the

night ministry, the Chicago

Food Depository, and Faith

Hope and Charity Church —

saw it as an opportunity to develop

empathy.

“He was the only white person

he saw all the time he was

there. Kind of good to do that

sometimes, so that you have

empathy for others that are in

that position. I thought it was

super interesting that he was

able to experience what the

human spirit capable of when

faced with dire situations.”

The racial difference, as well

as the language barrier, made

the transition difficult.

In Estonia, English is the

second-most commonly spoken

language — half the population

speaks it. In the Netherlands,

English is the most common

language, at 89 percent.

“I got looks if I tried to speak

Dutch in the Netherlands,” said

Cook, who is only fluent in English.

The Nakivale settlement’s

population, on the other hand,

speaks seven different languages.

“Luckily,” Cook said, “while I

was there, I had a guy who spent

a lot of time with me who was a

former Congolese refugee.”

The refugee was what they

call “a fixer” — someone who

communicates, translates and

hang out with you.

When Cook arrived at Nakivale,

plans were already in

place to build its first basketball

court. He turned out to be the final

ingredient they needed.

Even as a recent retiree, Cook

still loves basketball.

He enjoys the demands of being

a leader, which he was as the

two-time captain of Princeton,

which made the NCAA tournament

in 2017 for the first time

since 2010-11. Less important

to him are the All-Ivy League

and Baltic player of the month

honors he earned.

In Nakivale, Cook served as

the ultimate team player. He

connected sports and community

in the lives of refugees previously

torn apart by war, conflict

and trauma.

As the lone former professional

basketball player in the

settlement, he trained 80 or so

kids. He also held film room

sessions, showing Africans in

the NBA: Congo’s Serge Ibaka;

Cameroon’s Pascal Siakam and

Joel Embiid; and South Sudan’s

Luol Deng.

“One of the biggest things is

that basketball is a great use of

your energy towards productive

things,” Cook said. “If you

can have them spend time on

the basketball court and learn

good character values and lead-

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Trevian varsity athletics

Boys golf

■Aug. ■ 20 - vs. Loyola Academy (at

Wilmette Golf Course), noon

■Aug. ■ 22 - at Woodstock Invite

(at Bull Valley Golf Course),

1 p.m.

Girls golf

■Aug. ■ 16 - at Prospect Invite (at

Mt. Prospect Golf Course), 1 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 19 - host St. Charles East

(at Winnetka Park District Golf

Course), 11 a.m.

■Aug. ■ 20 - at Buffalo Grove (at

Buffalo Grove Golf Course),

4 p.m.

Rambler varsity athletics

Boys golf

■Aug. ■ 15 - at Evanston Invite (at

Sportsman’s Country Club), 1 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 17 - at CCL/ESCC Invite,

1 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 17 - at Mount Carmel Invite

(at Lincoln Oaks Golf Course),

7:30 a.m.

■Aug. ■ 19 - at Hersey Invite (at

Rolling Green golf course), 3 p.m.

Girls golf

■Aug. ■ 17 - at Providence (at

Midlothian Country Club),

2:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 20 - host Prospect (at at

Golf Course), 4:15 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 22 - at Providence and

Fenwick (at Fresh Meadows Golf

Club), 4:45 p.m.

Girls tennis

■Aug. ■ 22 - at Lake Forest,

4:45 p.m.

Panther varsity athletics

Girls golf

■Aug. ■ 22 - at Evanston (at

Glenview Prairie Club), 4:45 p.m.

Girls tennis

■Aug. ■ 22 - host Maine West,

4:30 p.m.

Raider varsity athletics

Boys golf

■Aug. ■ 20 - at ISL Invite (at Golf

Club of Illinois), 9 a.m.


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New Trier graduate takes 22nd at Illinois Open

Staff Report

2

Wilmette’s Eric Meierdierks

finished in a tie for

22nd place at last week’s

Illinois Open. The tournament,

which ran from Aug.

5-7 at The Glen Club in

Glenview, featured many

of the state’s top amateur

and professional golfers.

Meierdierks, who fired

a 79 in the first round, recovered

by shooting a 68

and 69 the final two days,

making the cut after the

second round. The New

Trier graduate is a member

of the Korn Ferry Tour, a

developmental tour for the

PGA Tour. Meierdierks

has been on the professional

tour since 2006 and

had previously won the Illinois

Open in 2010.

Eric Meierdierks lines up a putt during the Illinois Open Aug. 7 at the Glen Club in

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Meierdierks follows a shot down the course.

sullivan

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lege’s campus, it was just

something that set it apart

from the others.

“It wasn’t really on

my radar until last July,

like mid-July,” Sullivan

said. “When I stepped on

campus, it was gorgeous.

I loved it. I walked all

around campus. I like how

the city’s five minutes

away. I also met the track

team at Boston College

and they were all super

cool and super friendly.

“I think just when I

stepped on that campus

and met the team, it felt

like a family to me and

I knew that this was the

place where I wanted to

go because not only did

they have track, but they

also have other aspects

of college. Academically

they’re an awesome

school, beautiful campus

to walk around and great

people, great environment.”

While Sullivan isn’t

sure what she wants to

study yet, she said she’s

interested in psychology,

communications and marketing.

But before she gets to

Chestnut Hill, she’s been

working out to prepare

herself for what she’s

going to encounter collegiately.

She’s been running on

her own throughout the

week, anywhere from

four to six miles at a time

as she builds her mileage

and endurance. She also

works out at Redefined

Fitness in Wilmette.

While she won’t be running

on the cross-country

team at Boston College,

save maybe a meet or two,

she’ll be training with the

squad to help build her

mileage and endurance.

“So I think I’m going to

try the 1500 in college,”

she said. “I definitely

want to run in the DMR

(Distance Medley Relay).

I believe I’ll run with

the upperclassmen in the

DMR and I feel that BC

would have a very strong

DMR if they put me and

some other girls in there.

“I’ll probably focus

running the 800, but I

love running the relays.

Track and field is an individual

sport as well as a

team sport. So I love running

the relays. I love being

able to get ready with

my teammates, my relay

teammates. So I get very

excited about running

those.”

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to them or ask her teammates,

“Oh, can you repeat what the

workout was for today?”

Other than making sure the

implant didn’t fall out, she said

the only other time the implant

could have been an issue

was during her freshman year

when she ran the leadoff leg of

the relay. Being nervous that

she wouldn’t hear the gun, her

coaches took action.

“My coaches talked to the

IHSA and asked if one of my

coaches could come down to the

track and hold my blocks,” she

said. “So when the guy would

say, ‘set,’ my coach would say

‘set’ right after, same with ‘on

your marks’ and then the gun

would go off.

“The guy who does the gun

would also have a flag, so he

would wave down the flag. I’ve

had that at a couple of meets

where the guy will have a flag

and just wave it down with the

gun, which is super helpful for

me.”

Sullivan’s success at New

Trier also helped her in her collegiate

decision. The majority of

the schools she was looking out

were on the East coast, but when

she stepped onto Boston Col-

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Sullivan looks to continue success at Boston College

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Marne Sullivan has been an

athlete for the majority of her

life.

But something set Sullivan

apart from her fellow competitors

— something that most

people even today aren’t aware

of: she was born deaf.

But that didn’t stop the Wilmette

resident from achieving

great athletic success at New

Trier. As she heads off to run at

Boston College in a couple of

days, Sullivan leaves the school

as the second-most decorated

girls track and field athlete in

school history.

Sullivan leaves the Trevians

program with seven state medals,

the second-most in program

history, medaling in four

straight state finals, including

anchoring the 3,200 meter relay

to a state title this past May, as

well as qualifying and competing

twice in the New Balance

HS Indoor Nationals and once

in the New Balance HS Outdoor

Nationals.

“Actually I didn’t run in the

prelims on Friday for a four-byeight,”

Sullivan said. “I wasn’t

supposed to run the four-byeight

in the championships on

Saturday, so it was a bit more of

a surprise that I was running it.

“I had to run the four-byeight

before my 800, I’d never

really ran the four-by-800 and

800 during my entire season.

So I felt that I had a little bit of

lack of endurance running both

races, but I was very happy with

the result in the four-by-800. It

mostly came as a shock, though,

because I did not think I was

going to run it, but I ended up

winning it.”

A reason that many people

might not know that Sullivan

was born hearing impaired is

that when she was 3-and-a-half,

she had surgery to insert cochlear

implants. When she was

younger, she went to Child’s

Voice, an all-deaf school, before

transitioning to mainstream

school at Wilmette’s McKenzie

Elementary School.

A cochlear implant is an interior

device that gets updated every

couple of years. She can turn

it on and off, but for track meets

will put double sided tape on it

so it doesn’t fall off when she

runs, as well as wearing a headband.

Sometimes during school

she will use a microphone to

help hear the teachers better.

Unfortunately, she couldn’t use

it really for her coaches, so she

just normally would stand close

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Looking into some interesting 2019 fall storylines

22nd Century Media FILE PHOTO

1st-and-3

THREE FALL TEAMS TO

WATCH

1. New Trier field

hockey (above).

The Trevians

will look to win

another state title

after dispatching

Lake Forest 3-0 in

the title game last

year.

2. Loyola boys golf.

The Ramblers

took fifth in

a weathershortened

state

finals last season

behind a seniorheavy

lineup.

3. North Shore

Country Day

boys soccer.

The Raiders

are coming off

of their second

regional title in

four years.

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

It’s mid-August and that

only means one thing:

high school sports

season is about to begin.

Football, girls tennis, boys

soccer, girls volleyball,

boys and girls golf, boys

and girls cross-country and

girls swimming and diving

all began this week and the

North Shore will be looking

to replicate its success

it has had recently.

Here we’ll take a look

at some of the biggest

storylines for the fall sports

season.

1.) Can Loyola repeat as

state champions?

Loyola has been one

of the most successful

programs, if not the most,

in recent history. The Ramblers

have qualified for

the state semifinals in 10

of the past 11 seasons, six

title games in the past eight

seasons, made it downstate

the last four seasons, winning

two titles, including

the 2018 title.

It seems like if there

is one thing that you can

count on, it is that the

Ramblers will make a

deep run into the playoffs.

This year will interesting,

though, as Loyola graduated

the majority of its

defensive starting lineup,

including the school’s

all-time tackles leader Jake

Gonzalez. Luckily for the

Ramblers, coach John Holecek

and his coaches like

to play multiple players, so

even if the players returning

weren’t starters, they

still have game experience

from the prior season.

The offense returns key

pieces in running backs

Trevor Cabanban and Tyler

Flores, who is coming off

of a knee injury, as well

as receiver/tight end Matt

Mangan and multiple offensive

linemen, but will

have to break in a new

quarterback.

However, if there’s one

thing we’ve learned...it’s to

never count the Ramblers

out no matter what the

circumstance.

2.) Will North Shore

Country Day girls tennis

maintain its success in Class

2A?

North Shore Country

Day has been on quite the

tear in athletics the last

couple seasons, including

back-to-back team state

titles in girls tennis. Unfortunately

for the Raiders,

that means that, due to the

IHSA’s success factor, they

will now move up to Class

2A and have to compete

with the likes of New Trier

and Loyola in its sectional,

and Lake Forest, Stevenson

and Hinsdale Central if

they make it to state.

The good news for the

Raiders is they return standout

singles players sisters

Claudia and Vivian Miller,

who finished second and

fourth at the state meet

last season, respectively.

In addition, the Raiders

should also return Edith

Edwards-Mizel and Gabby

Kaplinsky, who finished

one match out of qualifying

for the state meet.

North Shore has had

success but can it maintain

it against schools eight time

its size? Like Loyola, I

wouldn’t doubt the Raiders.

3.) Trevians going back-toback?

New Trier has long been

one of the most successful

field hockey programs in

the state and claimed its

spot at the top again last

season when it defeated

Lake Forest in the title

game 3-0. The win stopped

the Scouts’ reign as state

champion after the team

had won the previous two

titles.

Despite losing some big

time talent in Faith Stineman,

Emma Lauber and

Lucy Murray, the Trevians

bring back a lot of talent as

the majority of the squad

was made up of sophomores

and juniors. Grace

Claudia Miller will look to lead North Shore Country Day

to another state title. 22nd Century media file photo

Harris and Paige Baldwin,

two players who accounted

for all of New Trier’s scoring

in the title game, will

be back to lead midfield

and forwards, as well as

Kathryn McLaughlin.

The Trevians will play

in arguably the biggest

field hockey tournament

of the year this season,

when they play in the Max

Field Hockey High School

National Invitational in

late September. New Trier

will face off against three

of the toughest teams in

the country.

4.) New Trier, Loyola girls

volleyball reload?

The Ramblers won their

first sectional title since

2015 last fall but unfortunately

for the Ramblers,

graduated three Division I

recruits, as well as another

who will play Division I

basketball. Middle hitter

Jackie Yau returns to lead

the way and the JV team

went undefeated last year.

The Trevians on the

other hand, lose what has

essentially been their starting

lineup the past three

years. Four players are off

to play Division I volleyball.

However, unlike the

Ramblers, New Trier has

a couple more returnees,

led by Pitt commit Cat

Flood, Babson recruit Lulu

McShane, Navy commit

Maggie Bodman and

Indiana University recruit

Britt Soudan.

5.) New Trier swimming

staying on track?

The Trevians had an

extremely young squad last

year, but still managed to

take third at the state meet.

Leading the way this year

will be Kaelyn Gridley and

Carly Novelline, both of

whom have qualified for

next summer’s Olympic

Trials. NT will miss Kasey

Venn and Ceola Halloran,

both of whom graduated.

Listen Up

“It was something I will remember forever.”

Steven Cook — New Trier graduate and former

professional basketball player on his career change.

tunE in

What to watch this week

GIRLS TENNIS: Loyola starts the season with a North Shore

battle.

• Loyola travels to Lake Forest for a match with the

Scouts at 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 22.

Index

28 - This Week In

27 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.


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New Path

New Trier grad Cook retires from basketball to help those in need, Page 28

Hearing impaired New Trier runner on the move to Boston College, Page 30

Recent New Trier alumna Marne Sullivan, running in this year’s state finals at Eastern Illinois University, will continue her athletic and academic career at

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