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Wilmette & Kenilworth's Award-Winning Hometown Newspaper wilmettebeacondaily.com • October 17, 2019 • Vol. 10 No. 7 • $1

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Hate speech

Wilmette District 39

deals with separate

incidents, Page 3

Budget for

2020 is out

Wilmette Village Board

gets details, Page 6

Open House connects department with community, Page 4

Cameron Tuck, 2, of Glenview, communicates with Wilmette Fire Department firefighter/paramedic Dan Walters, who is underwater

in rescue scuba gear, at an open house Saturday, Oct. 12, in Wilmette. Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

Surprise

party Crossing

guard’s birthday

receives national

attention, Page 14


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Police Reports............... 6

Pet of the Week8

Editorial21

Puzzles28

Faith Briefs30

Dining Out34

Home of the Week35

Athlete of the Week41

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THURSDAY

International Film

Screening

9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 17,

Wilmette Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave., “Amour.”

The third Thursday of the

month brings international

film screenings.

FRIDAY

Friday Night Jazz

7-8 p.m. Oct. 18, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Diane Delin

Trio. Diane Delin is a

Chicago-based violinist,

composer, recording artist

and educator.

SATURDAY

Mutt Strut returns

11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Oct. 19,

Kenilworth business district.

Families are invited to

“TRECK or treat” with the

whole family — including

the pooch. The festivities

will take place on Park

Drive and along Green

Bay Road in Kenilworth.

Families will “strut” up

and down the Kenilworth

business district collecting

treats and give-aways

for the entire family…including

their dogs! Many

businesses will also offer

activities like face-painting

and balloon animals.

For more information, call

the Wilmette/Kenilworth

Chamber of Commerce at

(847) 251-3800 or www.

wilmettekenilworth.com.

Oktoberfest at Plaza del

Lago

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct.

19, 1515 Sheridan Road,

Wilmette. Put on your lederhosen,

grab the kids,

and come out to celebrate

fall at this family-friendly

event. Lively music by

Chicagoland’s fun and festive

band, The Polkaholics,

will play while friends

and neighbors bring their

picnics and dancing shoes.

BBQ’s will be fired up

with tasty favorites for

purchase along with craft

beers. Shops will have

their unique fall merchandise

and specials to peruse

all day.

Author visit

2 p.m. Oct. 19, Wilmette

Junior High School, 620

Locust Road, Wilmette.

The Wilmette Public Library

is hosting author

Susan Orlean as part of

its “Meet the Author “ series.

Orlean will talk about

“The Library Book,” her

latest work. The program

is free and open to the

public.

Rugby World Cup viewing

5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 19, Kenilworth

Assembly Hall,

410 Kenilworth Ave.,

Kenilworth. Watch the

quarterfinals. $10 entry

fee for both matches/$25

per family of 4. Cash bar,

popcorn, snacks and food

for purchase. Raffles and

prizes for the best dressed

fan. Purchase tickets at kenilworthparkdistrict.org.

SUNDAY

Innovation in Illinois

2-3 p.m. Oct. 20, Wilmette

Historical Museum,

609 Ridge Road, Wilmette.

Author John Wasik

will present, “Why Illinois

was Ground Zero for Innovation.”

The program is

free for museum members

and $5 for non-members.

For more information, visit

www.wilmettehistory.

org or call (847) 853-7666.

MONDAY

No-Carve Pumpkin

Decorating

7-8 p.m. Oct. 21, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Grades 5-8

Kids’ Library Council.

Decorate pumpkins without

using a knife! The

group will bedeck pumpkins

with glitter, paint, and

more. Pumpkins will be

provided. Snacks will be

served.

WEDNESDAY

Rotary Club breakfast/

speaker

7:15 a.m. Oct. 23, Wilmette

Harbor Club, 20

Harbor Drive, Gillson

Park, Wilmette. Improve

home lighting without hiring

an electrician. Anne

Kustner is the principal of

AKLD Lighting Design

and a leading consultant

in the lighting industry.

Guests are welcome.

Avoiding Financial

Exploitation

1 p.m. Oct. 23, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. A senior’s survival

guide to protecting

your money and your legacy.

Ed Gjertsen II, CFP,

a nationally recognized

leader in financial planning,

will provide valuable

advice in the detection and

avoidance of financial exploitation

and senior fraud.

He will share real life experiences

and resources to

help you gain the knowledge

to protect yourself

and loved ones.

UPCOMING

Using Maps to solve genealogical

problems

10:30 a.m. Oct. 26, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Where Did

Grandpa Go? Using case

studies, Genealogist Ginger

Frere will demonstrate

ways in which a wide variety

of maps can be used

to solve genealogical mysteries.

Learn how to break

down brick walls caused

by boundary changes, look

at migration paths, and find

the exact location of where

your ancestors lived.

Apollo Program to Moon

7 p.m. Oct. 28, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. What did we

learn from the Apollo explorations

of the Moon?

Why did we not return

after 1972? And what was

next for NASA? Michelle

Nichols, Director of Public

Observing at the Adler

Planetarium, will discuss

the history of the development

of Apollo, the science

learned from the Moon

landings, and an overview

of the decisions made during

and after Apollo that

have had a ripple effect

on U.S. space exploration

right up to the present day.

Political divide talk

2-4 p.m. Nov. 9, Wilmette

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. “How to talk

Across the Political Divide

- A Skills Workshop

led by Better Angels.” In

our current polarized political

environment, many

people avoid or dread political

conversations with

friends or family members

whose politics differ from

their own. Registration required.

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ONGOING

Pumpkin Patch

Through Oct. 31, Trinity

United Methodist

Church, 1024 Lake Ave.,

Wilmette. The 21st annual

Pumpkin Patch at

Trinity United Methodist

Church is open to buy

pumpkins now through

October 31 from noon-6

p.m. Monday through Friday;

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday;

and 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday. Choose from the

3,500 pumpkins of various

sizes and varieties along

Lake Street at Wilmette

Avenue and take your annual

pictures in the sea of

orange! All proceeds fund

local and global mission

projects sponsored by the

church.

Books Down Under

Hours vary, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. Friends of the

Wilmette Public Library

has the only bookstore in

town. Books Down Under

is a used bookstore on the

Library’s Lower Level.

Donated books are sold at

bargain prices and book

sales support library programs,

events, art installations

and materials.

Books Down Under

has expanded their hours.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday,

Wednesday, Friday; 9

a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-8:45

p.m. Tuesday and Thursday;

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.


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Instagram post alludes to violence at Highcrest, contains racial hate speech

Eric DeGrechie, Editor

Officials at Wilmette

Public Schools District

39 are working with the

Wilmette Police Department

following an alleged

anonymous Instagram post

from Wednesday, Oct.

9, “alluding to violence

and racial hate speech” at

Highcrest Middle School.

Police determined that

there was no credible

threat to student or staff

safety.

“We worked diligently

throughout the day as

the student had created a

fake social media account

in attempts to hide their

identity,” Wilmette Police

Chief Kyle Murphy told

The Beacon. “There was

no need for a search of the

school because we were

able to determine this was

a prank.”

According to an email

sent out to parents Oct.

9, co-signed by Highcrest

Principal Kelly Jackson

and Wilmette 39 Superintendent

Dr. Kari Cremascoli,

district officials

received the report at Wilmette

Junior High School

and “immediately” contacted

the Wilmette Police

Department.

Officials were alerted to

the social media post by

students according to police.

“[We] worked collaboratively

to investigate

the report and origins of

the post,” the email from

the district states. “We are

happy to report that the

Please see Breaking, 6

Swastika graffiti found in Wilmette Junior High bathroom

Eric DeGrechie, Editor

Just one day after students

alerted Wilmette

Public Schools District 39

officials of an offensive

Instagram post containing

racial hate speech and

alluding to violence at

Highcrest Middle School,

a swastika was discovered

written in one of the boys’

bathrooms Thursday, Oct.

10, at Wilmette Junior

High School.

According to an email

sent out to parents from

Principal Kelly Jackson,

students reported the graffiti

to school officials and

a search was conducted

the morning of Friday,

Oct. 11. The swastika was

discovered in “an inconspicuous

location” behind

a toilet paper roll and may

have been there for some

time. Officials contacted

the Wilmette Police Department

and the swastika

was removed.

According to the email,

all of the bathrooms in the

school were “thoroughly”

searched for additional

concerning writing and

no additional hate language/symbols

or credible

threats of violence were

found.

“We once again want to

thank the students who reported

to us so that it could

be quickly addressed,”

Jackson said in the email.

“ We also want to thank

the Wilmette Police Department

for their support

of our efforts to investigate

and prevent hateful

actions in our school.”

Wilmette Junior High

School has an Institute

Day scheduled for Monday,

Oct. 14. According

to Friday’s email, this

professional development

day has been planned to

include training from the

Anti-Defamation League.

The training will focus

on interrupting biased and

hateful language and actions,

and providing staff

strategies for how to address

these incidents in

the classroom.

“We want to reiterate

that all incidents of hateful

language are taken

seriously and will not be

tolerated in our community,”

Jackson said in the

email. “It is important for

our students to understand

that these symbols do not

represent the values of our

school community and the

high standards of kindness,

respect, and inclusivity

that we expect from

all of those who are a part

of our community.”

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 4 days ago

Wilmette Fire preaches preparation at annual open house

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

The annual Wilmette

Fire Department open

house, held on Saturday,

Oct. 12, showed guests the

many different ways local

first responders keep the

community safe while promoting

this year’s theme

— “Not Every Hero Wears

a Cape. Plan and Practice

Your Escape.”

Lieutenant Jennifer

Rodgers greeted guests,

eager to talk one on one

with visitors about how

being prepared can save

lives.

“We want everyone to

be prepared and have two

ways out. They should

always have a safe meeting

spot too,” Rodgers

said. “Being prepared can

make all the difference, as

can ensuring that working

smoke detectors are present

on each level of the

home, particularly in the

bedrooms.”

According to Rodgers,

in states like New York

and a few others, 10-year

batteries are being mandated

in all smoke detectors.

“We are encouraging Illinois

residents to follow

suit,” Rodgers said. “Forgetting

to change the batteries

is one of the biggest

reasons a fire becomes a

tragedy.”

The weeks prior to the

open house, firefighters

visited local schools,

teaching youngsters important

safety facts. Those

children were then encouraged

to take a quiz at

Lucy Doyle, 3, of Wilmette, sits in a fire truck at the

Wilmette Fire Department open house Saturday, Oct. 12,

in Wilmette. Photo by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

home, making them eligible

to receive a gift of

Halloween bags, stickers

and wristbands.

“We thought the quiz

and chance for prizes

would motivate the kids

to bring their parents to

our open house,” Rodgers

said. “We want the entire

community here today so

we can talk about staying

safe, but in a fun and exciting

way.”

Along with learning

about how to keep homes

fire-free, families learned

how the dive team keeps

folks safe on the waters of

Lake Michigan.

“The waters can change

rapidly,” Battalion Chief

Ryan Menzies said. “When

they do and someone finds

themselves in trouble, we

have the equipment to help

them out.”

The Wilmette Fire Department

serves from

Evanston to Highland Park

and extends to Des Plaines

as well.

“We have sonar equipment

that helps us find

what we are looking for

in dark waters. Most importantly,

we want to teach

families to treat the water

with caution,” Menzies

said. “Water is unpredictable

and winds and tides

can shift suddenly.”

In addition, the department

was excited to showcase

the newest member of

the Fire Department’s family

— brand new, shiny

red engine 27 #202. The

new truck joined the family

this past June, ensuring

top-of the line rigs are on

the road, ready to handle

any emergency.

Sparky the Fire Dog

handed out high-fives and

hugs, while youngsters

practiced putting out pretend

fires with the powerful

hoses. Lastly, a car

crash demo showed guests

how first responders handle

accidents, ensuring the

safety and well-being of

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Wilmette Village Board

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 9 days ago

Village Manager Frenzer presents proposed FY2020 budget

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

As we inch closer to the

end of the year, the Wilmette

Village Board’s budget

and tax levy adoption

is quickly approaching.

The budget is set for

adoption in November and

the levy is to be adopted in

December. Village Manager

Tim Frenzer presented

the proposed fiscal year

2020 budget at the board’s

Monday, Oct. 7 meeting.

Frenzer said the fiscal year

2020 proposed budget is a

reflection of good governance

and solid financial

planning. It includes maintenance

of a AAA bond

rating, consistently meeting

actuarially required

pension contributions and

changing the Village’s public

safety pension funding

policy to level off future

contributions increase.

According to Frenzer, it

also reduces staffing levels

while maintaining core services,

approving balanced

operating budgets and fortifying

reserves, creating

of the Capital Equipment

Replacement Fund to ensure

timely replacement of

critical equipment without

fluctuations in the tax levy

and limiting or avoiding

fee and tax increases. The

sewer fee is proposed to

have a four percent increase,

the first increase

since 2015. The water rate

is proposed to stay flat and

has not increased for six of

the last eight years. Building

permits, vehicle licenses,

ambulance fees are also

proposed to stay flat and

have held flat for six years.

Frenzer said the general

fund proposed operating

budget is balanced, enhances

Village services and

ROUND IT UP

A brief recap of Village Board action from Oct. 7

Village President Bob Bielinski read a proclamation

designating Oct. 24 as World Polio Day.

• An ordinance was introduced decreasing the

number of Class M and Class C liquor licenses and

increasing the number of Class C-B liquor licenses.

Ordinance approval is slated for Oct. 22.

• The board approved a contract amendment in

the amount of $3,500 with Suburban General

Construction of La Grange Park for sewer repairs.

• The board approved an ordinance authorizing the

disposal of surplus personal property owned by the

Village.

provides for an additional

$500,000 to the road infrastructure

program. Frenzer

added the proposed budget

enhances the Village’s investment

in core engineering

functions with more

dollars dedicated to road

resurfacing ($5.3 million)

than anytime in the last 20

years: $2.75 million for the

annual road program (28

blocks resurfaced), $1.2

million for reconstruction

of Central Avenue and $1.3

million for road resurfacing

associated with Phase 1A

of the stormwater project.

This meets the Village’s

goal to complete repairs

of all alleys in serious and

very poor condition, maintains

enhanced funding for

sidewalks, curbs, bricks

street maintenance, pavement

marking and crack

sealing, provides new annual

funding for street

patching and Skokie Valley

Trail and Skokie/Lake

intersection improvements

are to be funded by general

fund reserves.

The property tax levy increase

is proposed at 4.99

percent including 1.43 percent

for operations, 0.75

percent for pensions, 0.12

percent for debt service

and 2.69 percent additional

for the road program.

The pension levy is offset

by $200,000 in reserves

to begin the transition to a

15-year rolling amortization

for the public safety

pension funds.

The water fund proposed

budget includes $5

million for the completion

of the water plant electrical

improvements. Other

improvements include

$2.920 million for water

main replacements on

Central and Lake Avenues,

$88,000 for valve installations,

$40,000 for the

rebuild of the water plant

high-lift pump, $21,000

for transmission main repairs

and $12,000 for water

main surge suppressors.

Frenzer said the water fund

proposed budget continues

to reduce the Village’s reliance

on property taxes

with a $1.05 million transfer

to the general fund.

The transfer increased by

$50,000 in recognition

of North Maine Utilities

wholesale revenue beginning

in mid-July.

Full story at Wilmette-

Beacon.com.

Police Reports

Thief steals medications from Walgreens

Store employees at Walgreens,

3232 Lake Ave.,

reported that at 5:16 p.m.

Oct. 10 a male black subject

was observed leaving

the store without paying

for miscellaneous overthe-counter

medications.

WILMETTE

Oct. 9

• Employees at Jewel, 411

Green Bay Road, told police

that between 6:26-6:41

p.m. Oct. 7 an unknown

male black subject was

observed leaving the store

without paying for miscellaneous

items. He was gone

before police arrival.

• Employees at Walgreens,

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

3232 Lake Ave., reported

that between 1:54-2 p.m.

Oct. 8 an unknown male

Hispanic subject was observed

leaving the store

without paying for miscellaneous

items. He was

gone before police arrival.

Oct. 6

• A person reported that during

the overnight hours of

Oct. 5 an unknown offender

damaged his vehicle in the

140 block of Maple Avenue.

Oct. 5

• An employee of Walgreens

told police that

between 8-8:45 p.m. Oct.

1 an unknown male and

female, possibly Hispanic,

entered the store and took

multiple items.

KENILWORTH

• There were no reports

for the week of Oct. 4-11.

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.

breaking

From Page 3

police were able to positively

identify the author

of the post and to follow

up directly with that individual.”

School officials will be

following up with the individual

to implement disciplinary

procedures.

“The event provides

an opportunity for us to

remind all students and

families that threatening or

hateful language are taken

seriously and will not be

tolerated in our community,”

the email states.

School officials are encouraging

parents to monitor

their children’s use of

social media platforms and

report anything suspicious

to building administrators,

use an anonymous online

reporting form or report

the matter to the Wilmette

Police Department.

“Our students are certainly

exposed to influences

from all around the

community and the nation

at wide,” Cremascoli told

The Beacon. “It is important

to us and we’ve

focused on educations

and community building.

As educators, we believe

strongly in teaching our

students about the importance

of being safe and responsible.”

Near the conclusion of

last school year in June,

authorities responded to a

bomb threat that included

anti-Semitic language and

graffiti written in a bathroom

stall at Wilmette Junior

High School.

According to Wilmette

police, in that incident, a

student found the message

and reported it to WJHS

administrators.

With the latest incident,

Murphy stressed the importance

of partnership between

his department and

the school district.

“Alluding to violence or

making a threat is illegal

and a source of anxiety for

the community,” Murphy

said. “The school district

and the police department

take these reports seriously.

We encourage families

to discuss with their children

the seriousness and

the consequences of these

actions. Additionally, we

want to applaud those students

and families who

utilized the district’s tip

line and notified the police

department.”

Full story at Wilmette-

Beacon.com.


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Giggles

Anaya, Devin, and Aran

Brainch, of Wilmette

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

A rewarding experience

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If cats have nine lives,

Giggles must be on his

fifth. He flooded our

house by turning on

a second floor faucet in the middle of the night

causing water to overflow into our kitchen and

basement. He jumped into the gardener’s truck

without anyone knowing and took a joyride into the

city. Fortunately, the gardener drove him back. He

also enjoys walking around our block, staring down

the other cats and dogs and chasing after squirrels

and chipmunks. Despite all this naughty business,

we love Giggles like no other. Thanks to all our

neighbors for putting up with his shenanigans.

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

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

A hearty band of volunteers

“braved” the beautiful

weather Oct. 6 to put

in more than 600 plants

and grasses at Elmwood

Dunes in Wilmette. The

Village of Wilmette’s

engineering department

cleared space and provided

mulch beds for the

plants.

Purchased bricks were

also installed at the property.

Locals work on planting Oct. 6 at Elmwood Dunes in

RIGHT: The project included Wilmette. the Photo addition submitted of 600 plants and grasses.


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Join us at a community gathering to kick off our partnership.

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Business Briefs

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

Meals on Wheels names food service director

Students raise awareness for melanoma

New Trier, Loyola

and Regina

represented at

annual walk

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

Meals

on Wheels

Northeastern

Illinois,

“the

premier

provider

of senior, Landman

homebound

and disabled nourishment

and support services,”

named Sam Landman

its inaugural food

service director. Landman

will lead the introduction

of an expanded

recipe and flavor-profile

menu as part of an operational

overhaul that includes

an organizationoperated

food service

operation.

Meals on Wheels services

both Wilmette and

Kenilworth, among other

communities on the North

Shore.

Landman, who learned

cooking at the side of a

master chef from Johnson

and Wales University

culinary school, comes

to MOW NEI with more

than a decade of experience

in the senior healthcare

field. He has been involved

in everything food

service related from menu

engineering and cooking

to budget and inventory

control. He most recently

led food service efforts at

Bridgeway Senior Living

in Bensenville, Ill., was

chef at Park Plaza Retirement

Center in Chicago,

real estate auction

and executive kosher chef

for Aramark at the University

of Chicago.

Business Briefs is compiled

by Editor Eric DeGrechie.

Send your submissions to

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participate in the Skin of Steel’s annual walk Sept. 29 in

Glenview. Photos submitted

It was a rainy Sept. 29

morning, but that didn’t

stop nearly 100 walkers

from coming out to the

West Fork River Trail,

behind JourneyCare, in

Glenview to walk in memory

of Susan Steel and

other loved ones who’ve

lost their lives to melanoma.

Some walkers are

survivors and one recently

diagnosed patient travelled

2.5 hours to participate

in Skin of Steel’s annual

walk. More than 10 teams

raised more than $22,000

for melanoma research and

awareness. In addition,

Kathy Whitman of the

Bob Whitman Research

Foundation presented a

check for $14,000 to the

Melanoma Tissue Bank

Consortium (MTBC).

Student groups from

New Trier, Regina Dominican

and Loyola Academy

were represented.

The MTBC was established

in 2013 by Susan

Steel Ishida of Skin of

Steel, a Glenview based

non-profit, and by Valerie

Guild of AIM at Melanoma

in San Francisco. Susan

died in 2016, but her

vision of creating a collaborative

tissue bank for research

in melanoma has finally

come to fruition this

year with 2 branches of the

MTBC opening. University

of Pittsburgh’s Hillman

Cancer Center’s branch

opened in April, and in

September, the branch at

Sutter’s California Pacific

Medical Center started

collecting tissue samples.

Locally, Northwestern

University’s branch will

open soon under the direction

of Dr. Jeffrey Wayne,

chief of surgical oncology,

specializing in melanoma

and a Wilmette resident.

The uniqueness of this

international tissue bank,

which will ultimately have

six branches (four in the

US and two in Australia),

is that primary tumor tissue

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Submitted by Trinity Church Nursery

School

Trinity Church Nursery School, 1024

Lake Ave., recently held its annual Fall

Family Open House Sept. 29 in Wilmette.

Activities included, games, art and

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 5 days ago

crafts, and face painting. The classrooms

were open for the parents to see and a

pizza dinner was held following the event.

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Wilmette community wishes popular crossing guard a special 80th birthday

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 5 days ago

Someone is very special

to many Wilmette residents.

He is Alec Childress, the

much-loved and appreciated

crossing guard at Lake

and 9th avenues, who for

14 years has been crossing

children on their way to

and from St. Francis Xavier

and Central Schools.

Childress had a special

birthday coming. It would

be his 80th on Oct. 10.

Neighbors, friends and

parents of children whom

he crosses, among others

in the Wilmette community,

decided they wanted

to do something special for

the person they say always

has a smile on his face, a

positive thought for the

day and greets everyone

with, ‘Peace, I gottcha!”

“Childress is like a giant

beam of light on the corner

who can light up anyone’s

darkest days,” Wilmette’s

Kay McBrearty said. “He

makes our community a

better place. His “positivity,”

kindness and caring

reaches out and has a ripple

effect on everyone.”

Childress came to his

crossing guard position

at Lake & 9th following

retirement from his job

working as a construction

foreman for 46 years and

six months.

“Alec was retired for

only 20 days when his

brother, Joe, then a crossing

guard at Lake and Locust,

told him about the

vacancy at Lake and 9th,”

McBrearty said. “He applied,

got the job and has

been there ever since. We

are so lucky.”

McBrearty and Krista

Gallagher, each with children

and who live near

Lake and 9th, decided to

Wilmette moms Kay McBrearty (left) and Kristin

Gallagher, who spearheaded the event, present

Childress with gifts.

observe Childress’ 80th

birthday with a special

celebration at the corner

where he is so well-known.

The two started planning

about four or five

weeks before Childress’s

actual birthday. Movie

stars could not have had

two more resourceful and

creative individuals to

design a better heartfelt

birthday party for their

special crossing guard!

“I sometimes give

friends a birthday book

and decided to do something

similar for Alec,”

McBrearty said. “We

asked everyone to write

letters, poems, cards and

perhaps include photos

they took of their children

and/or themselves with

him at the corner of Lake

and 9th during the past

14 years. So many people

responded. There was no

problem making a book of

memories for their favorite

crossing guard — a ‘We

Love Alec’ book.”

McBrearty and Gallagher

continued their partymaking

quest.

Gallagher found someone

in Wilmette to make

a street sign that said,

“Alec’s Corner.”

Wilmette crossing guard Alec Childress is greeted by local children at his 80th

birthday celebration Thursday, Oct. 10, at Lake and 9th avenues in Wilmette. Photos

by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

The two had yard signs

made up showing the

peace sign with two fingers

positioned like a “V”

that said, “Gottcha,” and

below it “Happy Birthday

Alec.”

They then collected

money for presents for

Alec.

“Everyone gave readily,

was so generous and offered

their help in obtaining

other special items,”

McBrearty said. “We were

able to get Alec a CD of

the original recording of

music from Hamilton,

two tickets for a Hamilton

performance plus a backstage

pass. There was even

money left over for Alec

and his wife, Gail, to have

dinner.

As soon as Alec left

his corner the afternoon

of Oct. 9, McBrearty and

Gallagher went into action

getting ready for the next

morning’s birthday celebration.

Up went about 75 yard

signs on the houses along

Lake Avenue and 9th.

A big tent was anchored

in place to tie birthday

balloons and under which

they could put the homemade

cookies some neighbors

made, water, coffee

and everything that goes

with the morning joe.

Orange cones marked

off a special parking space

for Alec’s car.

Everything was in place

at 7:20 a.m. for Alec’s 80th

birthday celebration, along

with about 100 of his closest

friends and admirers

including his wife, Gail,

one of his sons, Armando,

and members of the Wilmette

Police Department.

Alec arrived at 7:30 a.m.

to the cheers of those present

and with the greeting

and peace sign, “Gottcha”

and Happy Birthday Alec.

“Wow, I was shocked

and speechless,” Childress

said.

He and his birthday celebration

were the subject

of many local and national

news media outlets including

CNN and ABC’s Good

Morning America.

McBrearty and Gallagher

contacted every news

outlet possible to tell the

Childress arrives to the surprise celebration.

world how grateful and

happy Wilmette residents

were to have such a wonderful

person like Childress

as a crossing guard

for 14 years and counting.

A bus full of students

stopped momentarily,

the doors and windows

opened and students yelled

out, “Gottcha” and “Happy

Birthday, Alec.”

A garbage truck slowed

down and honked its own

Happy Birthday wish.

Some asked Childress

how he came about saying,

“Gottcha.”

“It all started in 2006

when some girls first said

it to me,” Childress said.

“It just kept going on.”

One about-to-be college

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 4 days ago

Wilmette District 39 Educational Foundation

Bingo Night hits all the right numbers

Submitted by District 39

Educational Foundation

The District 39 Educational

Foundation held its

6th Annual Bingo Night

Oct. 4 at Highcrest Middle

School. Bingo play began

at 6:30 p.m., and Mike

Lieber, aided by Michael

Hanahan, called around

15 rounds of Bingo, with

several prize winners each

round.

Approximately 70 families

attended, representing

all six D39 schools.

Co-chairs Julie Hanahan

and Debbie Lincoln, who

began planning the event

over the summer, held the

event at Highcrest Middle

School, an ideal venue as it

allows for clear acoustics

and a layout conducive to

community building.

Food for purchase was

provided by The Noodle

and J.P. McCarthy’s Pizza

& Grill in Wilmette.

Prizes for the sold-out

event ranged from toys

and games to concert

packages and wine. Jenna

Crosswhite, Joaquin Fox,

and Becky Witzel split

the grand prize, walking

away with $20 cash in addition

to two gifts from the

extensive prize table! The

event helped raise more

than $4,000 to support the

D39 Educational Foundation.

All net proceeds from

the Bingo Night benefit

the District 39 Educational

Foundation Gripp Grants,

which grants funds for innovative

educational programs,

experiences, and

technologies that expand,

enrich, and complement

the schools’ curricula. The

District 39 Educational

Foundation has been incorporated

as a 501 (C)

(3) nonprofit organization

since 1993.

For more information

on District 39 Educational

Foundation donor

programs and initiatives,

contact Susan Parker at

the District 39 Educational

Foundation office at (847)

853-3939, d39found@

wilmette39.org, or www.

d39foundation.org.

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School News

Knox College

Wilmette student attends business

seminar

Jack Culbertson, of Wilmette, was

among 30 students who were selected fro

the 2019 Business Intensive Seminar. He

is a member of the Class of 2022.

Hamilton College

crossing

From Page 14

student whom he crossed as an elementary

student came and said she could not

leave until she hugged him good-by.

Many friends and residents gave Childress

gift cards and other presents.

He received something unique from

one young woman.

She presented Childress with one of her

grandfather’s keepsakes, a big old lantern

often used on a boat.

“I was somewhat stunned but she insisted,”

he said. “To think that someone

thought about me in the same manner she

regarded her grandfather really moved

me. I shall always think about her when

Resident begins first year

Eleanor Wefing, of Wilmette, recently

matriculated as a first-year student.

Wefing is a graduate of New Trier High

School.

School News is compiled by Editor Eric De-

Grechie. Send submissions to eric@wilmettebeacon.com.

I look at it.”

When asked why he liked working outside

in all kinds of weather conditions

Childress explained it simply.

“It is the love I feel when standing on

that corner crossing people,” he said. “It

is something money cannot buy. It is real!

I am so blessed. I also look at it as an opportunity

to teach the young about the importance

of integrity and character. I try

to drop a nugget about it especially when

it is obvious they are having a bad time. I

try to give some encouragement they can

hold with them throughout the day. I am

here any time anyone wants to talk. I am

thankful the Lord has given me these 80

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Library reopens after winter flooding

Submitted by North Shore Country Day

School

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 5 days ago

Students and school officials reopen the

North Shoe Country Day School library

with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 27

— just in time to celebrate the school’s

Centennial Homecoming. Photo submitted

After almost eight months of transformation

sparked by an unexpected natural

disaster, North Shore Country Day’s Hall

Library reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Sept. 27 — just in time to celebrate

the school’s Centennial Homecoming.

The saga began in the early hours of

Feb. 1 when frigid temperatures caused a

pipe to burst in a bathroom in the Conant

Science Center, directly above the library.

Water poured through the ceiling and

flooded the space, rendering it uninhabitable.

This was a huge blow to the NSCD

community: The library is in the heart

of the campus and serves all students in

grades JK-12 on a daily basis.

The school administration and the

board of trustees had to move quickly.

Three weeks before the flood, futurist

and architect Trung Le and his team

from 180 Studio presented the board with

a new campus master plan, the result of

six months of work and study around the

future of North Shore’s curriculum and

learning spaces. Included in this comprehensive

plan were suggested renovations

to both the science center and the library

that reflected the priorities of the school’s

recent strategic plan and the changes in

teaching and learning in today’s digital

world.

The flood sped up the timeline for that

piece of the plan exponentially. So while

it was a devastating loss, the school was

excited by the opportunity to renovate

and re-imagine the library space to reflect

modern pedagogy and design.

While the renovated library exists in

a similar footprint as the old one, the

space is unrecognizable, embracing what

is known as the “Learning Commons”

model.

As teaching and learning become more

project-based and collaborative, libraries

are evolving and becoming natural spaces

for that work to occur. The reimagined

Hall Library features collaborative and

quiet study spaces, a beautiful new lower

school area with a theater-in-the-round

and “reading caves” for the littlest Raiders,

and flexible furniture throughout for

various projects.

A stairway, similar to that in the Upper

School, connects this center of learning

and research directly to the Conant Science

Center atrium above. This new vertical

access enhances the library’s role as

a JK-12 hub in a school that values such

collaboration dearly. It is also a beautiful

architectural statement, a gathering

and presentation space, and allows light

from the science center skylights into the

library.

In the science center itself, a new classroom

for lower school science completes

the original vision of having all science

classes JK-12 in the same space and promotes

collaboration across all ages. This

concentration of science classrooms and

their proximity to the learning commons

has already sparked conversations about

the next generation of science and STEM

at NSCD.

Finally, the library houses a new curricular

and community hub called the

Live & Serve Lab. It is a place for active,

hands-on, student-centered learning and

creating, with a focus on active service

and global citizenship.

Using founding headmaster Perry

Dunlap Smith’s foundational vision of

educating for democracy, the lab is a

physical manifestation of North Shore’s

motto, “Live and Serve.” Teachers will

bring their classes, and students will be

able to pursue individual passion projects.

The lab contains tools to prototype

ideas—a small laser cutter, 3-D printer,

sewing machines, and a digital media

space for video and audio production.

As it evolves, the lab will be a natural

launching pad for educational and entrepreneurial

connections to local universities,

businesses and nonprofits.

The library was open to the public for

tours during Homecoming weekend,

Sept. 27-28, and officially opened to students

on Oct. 1.

New Trier juniors participate in

high energy physics experiment

Submitted by New Trier

High School

New Trier juniors Paul

Graham and Ellie Winkler

have spent the past year

working with a team of 15

other Chicago-area high

school students and teachers

to propose, design,

build, and analyze a unique

high-energy physics experiment

for the worldrenowned

Fermi National

Accelerator Laboratory

(Fermilab) in Batavia.

Next, the students plan

to submit an article about

their findings for publication

and present at the

American Association of

Physics Teachers Winter

Meeting in Orlando this

coming January – all before

even entering their

senior year of high school.

Graham and Winkler

became interested in highenergy

physics as freshmen

after visiting New Trier’s

Academic Assistance

Center, an on-site tutoring

center staffed mostly

by retired teachers. In the

spring of 2018, AAC tutor

Nathan Unterman installed

a detector for students to

learn about cosmic rays,

the high-energy protons

and atomic nuclei that rain

down on the earth from

outside the solar system.

“I think that particle

physics and astrophysics

really appeal to me

because looking at what

makes up the universe on

the tiny scale and on the

really large scale, I just

think that’s super fascinating

and mysterious,”

Winkler said. “I think as

of right now that’s what I

want to do with my life.”

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

New Trier juniors Paul Graham (left) and Ellie Winkler

work on their experiment. Photo submitted

The duo continued participating

in research and

contributing to shared data

as they transitioned to New

Trier’s Winnetka Campus

last fall, when they began

running feasibility studies

from the Tower Building

on that campus. Soon after,

Unterman introduced them

to a group of Chicago-area

students and teachers from

Glenbrook North, Downers

Grove South, Naperville

Central, Ida Crown, Rochelle

Zell, and the University

of Illinois at Chicago.

By December, the students

joined forces to

further their studies and

design an experiment

for Fermilab. The teachers

guided the students

through the process of feasibility

study, filing a formal

proposal, execution,

analysis, and reporting,

and the experiment was

approved in March 2019.

The High School Students’

Muon Underground

Shielding Experiment

(MUSE) is an authentic

cosmic ray experiment

conducted in Fermilab’s

MINOS neutrino tunnel,

which houses detectors

placed in the world’s

most intense acceleratorgenerated

neutrino beam

103 meters below ground

and connects to the surface

through an access shaft

with an elevator. Neutrinos

are subatomic particles

with a much smaller

mass than that of the other

known elementary particles.

Fermilab’s Main

Injector Neutrino Oscillation

Search, or MINOS,

was designed to study the

phenomena of neutrino oscillations.

“Essentially what the

students are proposing is

to measure the cosmic ray

shielding in the MINOS

tunnel,” Unterman said.

“[Fermilab] built an access

shaft and that’s how they

got everything down there,

but that means you have

this chunk not shielded.

So, the question is, how

much does the shaft contribute

to cosmic rays that

are picked up in the neutrino

detector?

As you move downstream

from the shaft—

does the number of cosmic

rays change?”

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A Word From The (Former) President

More news flashes from days of yore

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

• June 11, 1899: Wilmette

Village Trustee Walter Faraday,

33, a cycling enthusiast,

was arrested by Evanston

police, along with 38 other

bikers, for riding on the

sidewalks of Evanston. The

bikers claimed that riding

on the sidewalks was necessitated

by the impassable

conditions of Evanston’s

unpaved roadways. Faraday

should be embarrassed by

his arrest, because one year

ago, he spearheaded the

passage of a Wilmette ordinance

prohibiting sidewalkriding,

and he personally arrested

twelve Evanstonians

who were similarly avoiding

Wilmette’s impassable

roadways. His apparent

credo: “Do what I say, not

what I do.”

• Feb. 4, 1900: Wilmette

has no public park whatsoever,

but Village President

Joseph McKittrick, 52, is

anxious to establish one on

the lakefront. “With others I

am advocating a park on the

lakeshore. We can get riparian

rights and frontage on

the other side of Sheridan

road, the finest interurban

driveway in all the world.

We want a sightly pier, and

boating, and bathing facilities,

and will not rest until

we get them.” Alexander

MacLean, 49, who lives at

the southeast corner of Forest

Avenue and 10th Street,

expressed the hope that “a

public-spirited citizen will

donate a park of large dimensions

on the shore of

Lake Michigan.” Good luck

with that idea, Alexander.

• Sept. 25, 1903: William

Taylor, 36, of Essex Road in

Kenilworth, was killed this

evening when he jumped

from a Chicago & North

Western train. Taylor, a grain

trader and Kenilworth’s po-

In 1900, before Wilmette

had any parks or a park

district, Village President

Joseph McKittrick

advocated for a lakefront

park. Wilmette Park

District was founded

eight years later to make

the lakefront park a

reality. (Change doesn’t

happen overnight.) Photo

courtesy of Wilmette

Historical Museum.

lice magistrate, was on his

way home when he became

confused and mistook the

Wilmette stop for the Kenilworth

stop. As the train

pulled north from Wilmette,

he dashed from his seat and

jumped from the platform

of the coach, landing beneath

the wheels. A dinner

party at the Taylor residence

was canceled. Besides his

33-year-old widow, William

is survived by six young

children.

• Oct. 7, 1903: Alma Severson,

16, of Wilmette, a

recent Swedish immigrant,

left her mark on a “masher”

whom she encountered on

the electric train in Evanston.

The young man, sitting

across the aisle, “glanced

knowingly at the pretty Wilmette

girl. Then he winked

at her.” She turned away.

Undaunted, he crossed the

aisle and sat next to her. She

demanded that he “go right

back where you belong!”

He only smiled. “Well, then,

take this”, she replied, striking

him in his winking eye.

He jumped from the seat and

she gave chase, demanding

that the conductor “put this

man off the car at once!”

The conductor complied.

The startled passengers

“cheered the plucky girl.”

A newspaper columnist

in Davenport, Iowa, cited

this incident while blasting

“mashers” as “contemptible

human beings,” “freaks,”

“fools,” “poor specimens

of manhood,” “imbeciles,”

and “a disgrace to the male

sex.”

• July 21, 1904: Wilmette

resident Alexander

MacLean, 53, died several

weeks after suffering a minor

injury. MacLean, a silk

buyer for Carson Pirie Scott

department store and an

avid golfer, was struck in

the left foot by an errant golf

ball. Based on his religious

beliefs, he declined medical

care, even when the bruise

became gangrenous. Finally

his left leg was amputated,

but his weakened body

couldn’t tolerate the trauma.

• Feb. 16, 1907: Wilmette

complained to the Chicago

City Council about the tolls

being charged by the City’s

telephone franchisee for

calls from Wilmette to the

City. Village Trustee Henry

Gardiner, 34, of 720 Lake

Avenue, is chair of the Village

Board’s public service

committee. He argues that

the current rate for a call to

Chicago — 10 cents for one

minute, 15 cents for two or

three minutes, and 5 cents

for each additional minute

— is too high for Wilmette’s

600 phone customers, many

of whom are Chicago businessmen.

He’s requesting

that the rate be lowered to

5 cents for a three-minute

conversation.

Letters to the Editor

Please leave Maple Park alone

Renovation is planned

by Wilmette’s Park District

for Maple Park.

However, the park, as it

is currently, is a special

place with appeal for all

ages. It is attractive during

all four seasons and

has activity options for all

ages.

The playground areas

are not duplicated

elsewhere in the area, so

Maple Park offers enticing

play options. It is our

fear that Maple Park’s

“renovation,” will reduce

Maple Park to a plain,

regular, boring park. This

is a real problem, as highlighted

in a recent New

York Times article (“Making

Playgrounds a Little

More Dangerous,” May

10, 2019). Modern playgrounds

are smooth plastic

and metal components

that give a controlled and

organized environment.

As noted in the New York

Times article, a non-profit

THE LAKE FOREST LEADER

Principal’s absence leaves

DPM staff, parents with

more questions than

answers

More than 60 Deer Path

Middle School staff members

and parents attended

a special Lake Forest

School District 67 board

meeting on Tuesday, Oct.

8, in search of information

regarding Principal

Tom Cardamone, whose

absence from the school

starting more than two

weeks ago has left many

unanswered questions.

Eight teachers and three

parents spoke during the

public comment section of

the meeting to voice their

support of Cardamone.

According to the teachers

who spoke, Cardamone

was escorted off school

grounds around 3:45 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27, in front

of teachers, students and

parents and then placed on

administrative leave.

Reporting by Peter Kaspari,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at LakeForestLeader-

Daily.com

THE NORTHBROOK TOWER

Northbrook’s The Claim

Company to move to

new location on Skokie

Boulevard

After a history in Northbrook

Court that spans

four decades, The Claim

Company is heading to a

new home.

The locally owned restaurant

announced last

month it will be moving

playground research and

design organization found

that playgrounds in Europe,

with seemingly

more hazardous design

elements, made children

be more physically active

and stay longer than the

more sanitized American

playgrounds. There were

even fewer injuries on the

more seemingly hazardous

playgrounds, as children

on American “safe” and

“accessible” playgrounds

become bored and then

perform unintended dangerous

maneuvers. The

Executive Summary of

the above study states,

“The U.S. seems to have

reached “peak safety.”

We have created a nation

of overly expensive,

homogenously safe, and

insidiously boring play

spaces.” A 2015 systematic

review using the

highly regarded GRADE

framework for study quality

found crucial positive

effects of appropriate

risky outdoor play on both

physical health and social

development.(Int J Environ

Res Public Health.

2015;12(6):6423-54.)

We fear, too, a change

from the sand at the surface

of the playground equipment

to the too common

rubber surfacing which has

a “…relatively high cost,

limited play affordance,

and increased risk of

fractures…”(J Appl Biomech.2013;29:628-33).

In addition, we appreciate

the excellent maintenance

this park has

received from the Park

District and Village, and,

as such, little change is

needed. The Park District

and Village should pay attention

to current research

and not turn Maple Park

into yet another redundant

“safe” and accessible park.

Laura Hemmer, M.D.

Wilmette resident

to a new location at 776

Skokie Blvd. in Northbrook.

Its new home will be

next to the Mariano’s store

at the intersection of Skokie

Boulevard and Dundee

Road.

Upcoming redevelopment

plans at the mall set

the move in motion, according

to owner Arnie

Krause. Krause, a longtime

resident of Northbrook,

said the mall informed

ownership the real

estate it was interested in

redeveloping included The

Claim Company.

Reporting by Martin Carlino,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at NorthbrookTower-

Daily.com.

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Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

From WilmetteBeacon.com as of Oct. 14

1. Instagram post alludes to violence at

Highcrest, contains racial hate speech

2. In Memoriam: Wilmette’s Emanuel

remembered for high energy, respect

for family

3. Swastika graffiti found in Wilmette

Junior High bathroom

4. Families build Halloween scarecrows at

Wilmette’s Chalet Nursery

5. International potluck dinner entertains

Romona families

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From the Editor

Kudos to students for stepping up amid threats, hate speech

Eric DeGrechie

eric@wilmettebeacon.com

Sadly, I feel like

we’ve been reporting

on many violent

threats and hate speech at

local schools in the last

few years. Though the

reprehensible acts mirror

those occurring at schools

all across the country, it’s

never easy to write about

the ones happening right

in our backyard.

Out of the negativity

does come some positive

news in that each of last

week’s incidents were

reported to school officials

by students. In school,

there is sometimes a pressure

to stay quiet when

concerning information

you have may get another

student(s) in trouble.

Luckily, our local schools

have some students that

didn’t get caught up in this

thinking and decided to let

school officials know right

away.

In exchanges with

both Wilmette Police

Chief Kyle Murphy and

Wilmette District 39

Superintendent Dr. Kari

Cremascoli, they both

made a point to commend

the students.

“We want to applaud

those students and families

who utilized the district’s

tip line and notified

the police department,”

Murphy said. “School

safety is of the utmost

importance and the Police

Department works collaboratively

with the schools

throughout the year.”

School officials are

encouraging parents to

monitor their children’s

use of social media

platforms and report

anything suspicious to

building administrators,

use an anonymous online

reporting form or report

the matter to the Wilmette

Police Department.

“Our students are certainly

exposed to influences

from all around the

community and the nation

at wide,” Cremascoli

said. “It is important to

us and we’ve focused on

educations and community

building. As educators,

we believe strongly

in teaching our students

about the importance of

being safe and responsible.”

As of press time

for this week’s paper,

Wilmette Junior High

School had scheduled

an Institute Day for Oct.

14 that included training

from the Anti-Defamation

League for the staff.

The training was to focus

on interrupting biased

and hateful language and

actions while providing

staff strategies for how to

address these incidents in

the classroom.

These are good steps

and we’re hoping the

right amount of training

and communication between

all involved, along

with the community,

moves us forward.

Wilmette District 39 posted this photo on

Oct. 11 with the caption:

“These students in fourth period French

class at Wilmette Junior High finished up

their assignments early and are ready for

the weekend. Etes vous prets pour la fin de

semaine?”

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THE WINNETKA CURRENT

Students to be teachers at

pop-up reading event

Northfield’s Sunset

Ridge students will have

the chance to teach Thursday,

Oct. 24, when they

host a free, open to the

community, Pop-Up Family

Literacy event from

9:45-11:15 a.m. at the

Clarkson Lodge, 1950

New Willow Road.

Under the guidance of

English Language Arts

Teacher Jennifer Kahlenberg

and Speech Pathologist

Brittany Pengiel, the

group of fourth- through

eighth-grade students have

worked collaboratively to

create a fun-filled and educational

morning for local

tots.

Youngsters can expect

arts and crafts, singing

and dancing, sensory

stations, and of course,

stories. The goal of this

unique event is to teach

local little ones and their

caregivers how early exposure

to books and stories

benefit the children at

a young age.

Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent-

Daily.com.

THE GLENCOE ANCHOR

Zoning Code amendments

recommended to Village

Board to allow sale of

recreational pot

Residents of Glencoe

and neighboring communities

came to the Zoning

Commission meeting

on Oct. 7 to express their

sometimes impassioned

opinions on the hot button

issue of allowing recreational

cannabis dispensaries

in the village.

At the conclusion of

the three-hour meeting,

the Zoning Commission

forwarded its non-binding

recommendations to the

go figure

80

Age

Village Board for the final

decision.

Reporting by Neil Milbert,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlencoeAnchor-

Daily.com.

An intriguing number from this week’s edition

of Wilmette crossing guard

celebrated with a surprise birthday

party Oct. 10, Page 14

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Much more than

chocolate Leonidas Chocolate Cafe

tantalizes taste buds in Northbrook, Page 34

Caroline Cmich (left), 12, of

Wilmette, is joined by Casey

Cmich, Jon Kennett and

Johnson Schaff, all of Wilmette,

as they dig into some ribs at

Ribtoberfest Saturday, Oct. 12,

at the Wilmette Harbor Club.

Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd

Century Media

INSET: Travis White (right) and

his daughter, Hope, 12, both of

Wilmette, work the grill.

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

Across

Down

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

1. Drops off

5. Cross-country and

Alpine

9. Bookstore section

14. Genealogical

diagram

15. Alpaca habitat

16. Desert watering

holes

17. Stop!

18. Aces, sometimes

19. Paul’s ex

20. Take a fair and

generous position

23. Eye

24. Environmental

word form

25. Georgia capital

29. Dean’s e-mail

address ender

30. Low-tech missile

33. Spicy cuisine

34. Passing by

36. Outback birds

37. Reason for a bib

39. Put on board

40. Late 19th century

saloon feature

42. Attach, as a

name tag

43. Superlative add

on

44. Color

45. Harbor town

47. Beer bash buy

48. Puppy bark

49. One of the

north shore Metra

stations

55. Persona non ___

57. Story starter

58. Goatee’s home

60. Oregon state

capital

61. Energetic one

62. Sandwich shop

63. ___ were the

days...

64. Purposes

65. Hip

1. The utmost degree

2. Saudi, for example

3. Cosmos star

4. ___ record

5. Animal tracks

6. Obi-Wan ___

7. Put out

8. Figure (out)

9. Beverage container

company based in

Lake Forest

10. Capital known as

the “City of a Thousand

Minarets”

11. It ____ right

12. Banking group, for

short

13. “Life __ Highway”:

1992 Tom Cochrane hit

21. Help, financially

___ on

22. Foot-operated lever

25. In ___ parts

26. Speed ___

27. A person of Greenland

28. Wear

29. Rock group from

the 70s

30. Baby grand, e.g.

31. Witch’s place

32. Bond, for one

34. Mighty long time

35. Boat parking lot

37. Moolah

38. Fully ripe egg

41. 1997 Michael

Douglas film

42. “Hair” producer

Joseph

45. Harmonized

46. Large sea ducks

47. Tailed toys

49. Angel’s prop

50. Opera house seating

51. Soon

52. Current choice

53. Stat start

54. Narc’s unit

55. Clock std.

56. Cheerleader’s cheer

59. Zilch

Let’s see what’s on

Schedule for Wilmette Community Television – Channel 6

Thursday, Oct. 17

1 p.m. Zoning Board of

Appeals

5 p.m. Coach’s Corner

6 p.m. Illinois Channel

Programming

8 p.m. Zoning Board of

Appeals

Friday, Oct. 18-Sunday,

Oct. 20

5 p.m. Coach’s Corner

6 p.m. Library Board

Meeting

7:30 p.m. Park Board

Meeting

9 p.m. Zoning Board of

Appeals

Monday, Oct. 21

6 p.m Coach’s Corner

7 p.m. Illinois Channel

Programming

9 p.m. WPD Ice Show

2019

Tuesday, Oct. 22

3:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

4:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

6:30 p.m. Coach’s

Corner

7:30 p.m. Village Board

Meeting (Live)

Wednesday, Oct. 23

1 p.m. Village Board

Meeting

4 p.m. BSK - Halloween

5 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club

Program

6 p.m. Coach’s Corner

7 p.m. Village Board

Meeting

8:30 p.m. WPD Ice Show

2019

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Ribtobefest features local grill

masters battling for glory

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

The aroma of barbecue

ribs cooking on outdoor

grills and smokers drifted

through the landscape of

Wilmette’s Gillson Park

Saturday Oct. 10. The

ribs had been braised,

brimmed or marinated in

anticipation of the 4th Annual

Ribtoberfest competition

to benefit Wilmette’s

nonprofit Warming House

Youth Center held later in

the evening at the Wilmette

Harbor Club.

“This Ribtoberfest is for

a good purpose,” said Jon

Parker, chair of 2019 Ribtoberfest

and helped by his

wife, Kate. “The proceeds

will support the Warming

House’s many activities

and events for our teens

along with its staff.”

Eleven teams of “grill

masters” signed up to create

what they consider to

be the best-tasting barbecue

ribs anywhere. The

winners were Smokin Js

(Jon Kennett, Johnson

Schaff and Casey Crnich).

They received a Mini Max

big Green Egg from Backyard

BBQ.

They all received the

same kind and amount of

meat from Dave Zier, owner

of Zier’s Prime Meats,

which donated the ribs

and was one of the event

sponsors along with Dan

Marguerite from Backyard

Barbecue, another sponsor

of the competition.

Most grill masters were

from the Wilmette area but

one team came from from

Schaumburg, one from

Vernon Hills, while yet another

spent five hours driving

from near Minocqua,

Wis. area for the event.

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The grilling devices included

an old grill, Weber

kettles, an Egg, smokers

and a homemade smoker

re-welded from an old

piece of a furnace’s expansion

tank.

The unusually cold but

sunny day did not deter the

grill masters.

Travis Wilhite was the

inaugural winner of the

competition, back for his

third try.

He tows a smoker and

wood in the front of his pitmaser.

“My smoker allows me

to cook at a lower temperature

and gives the meat a

chance to get more flavor

from the hickory and oak

wood I use,” Wilhite said.

“I love doing this for the

kids in our community. I

know the proceeds go to a

local charity that provides

the kids with a place to go

that is safe regardless of

what is happening in their

lives.”

Jon Kennett, Johnson

Schaff, Casey Crnich and

daughter, Caroline Crnich,

12, teamed together, the

Smoke-n-Js, and cooked

on El Diablo, a handmade

smoker. Casey Crnich created

it by using a blowtorch

and refiguring a furnace

expansion tank.

“I would suggest brime

them [ribs] overnight using

apple cider vinegar and salt

and sugar,” said Kennett.

“But try anything,” offered

Schaff.

David Melchiorre says

he sets the temperature to

225 when he cooks his ribs

in the oven.

“But I slow cook on the

grill using indirect heat on

the Egg,” Melchiorre said.

“When we vacation in the

Bahamas we bring back

Casaurina wood. In competitions

I switch between

type of grill I use. My wife,

Barbara, helps me.”

Two Highland Park High

School teachers entered the

competition.

One was Mike Arcurie

from Schaumburg and

the other was Dave Burke

from Vernon Hills. They

made up the Smoke-n-

Sweet team.

“Barbecuing is a way of

life for me,” Arcurie said.

“I have three smokers and

am awaiting delivery of

my fourth one. We learned

about this competition

through a friend.”

Team Hot Coles consisted

of Bill, Andrew, Carey

and Alex Cole.

“We use Bourbon Barrel

wood from Revolution

Brewing when grilling,”

Bill Coles said. “You just

pull off the metal slats

around the barrel and the

wood falls apart. Break up

the wood and add whatever

seasonings to the meat that

tastes good to you.”

The Ribtoberfest was

the scene of a family gettogether.

Bill Litke and his wife,

Amy, traveled from Mercer,

Wisconsin near Minocqua,

to participate as the

Bohemian Rib City team.

“We are cousins of Jon

Parker and left this morning

about 7 a.m. and arrived

about noon,” Litke

said. “I have been barbecuing

for years and just like

to cook. Probably learned a

lot from when I was in the

Air Force. I cooked on the

Weber grill slow and low.

How it tastes is personal.

Some flavors you like and

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Dave

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works a Green

Egg Grill at

Ribtoberfest

Saturday,

Oct. 12, at

Gillson Park in

Wilmette.

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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

1stchurch@fccw.org.

netka Covenant Church (1200 Hibbard

Road, Wilmette)

Rummage sale

The church’s annual Fall

Rummage Sale, sponsored

by the Winnetka Congregational

Church Woman’s

Society to raise funds for

40+ Chicagoland charities,

will take place from

7 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19, at

620 Lincoln Ave at Pine

in Winnetka. There will

be 22 departments featuring

furniture, children’s

clothing, housewares,

books, designer wear,

sporting goods and more

featured at the sale. Visit

www.wccrummage.com

for more information.

Refuel

The church has begun its

Wednesday evening family

nights again. The evening

starts with dinner at 5:30

p.m., followed by a time

of singing and skits for everybody

at 6:30. After that

everyone breaks out into

activities for all ages. Arts

& crafts and gym time for

children through 5th grade,

jr. & sr. high youth groups

combined for discussion

and fun, and Bible study

and discussion groups for

adults. All are welcome.

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah (3220 Big Tree

Lane, Wilmette)

Sukkot Celebration

The Bubble Wonder

Show with Bubble Master

Deb Cary and festive

Sukkot songs led by Cantor

Pavel Roytman will

take place from 1-3 p.m.

Oct. 20. Refreshments included.

This event is open

to children and adults

with special needs, their

families and individuals

who want to celebrate

with them. The celebration

is sponsored by HUGS,

BHBE Inclusion and Social

Action Committees.

Simchat Torah Celebration

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah

invites families with

littles to join the congregation

from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 21

for singing, dancing, dinner,

Torah making and The

Great “Yad” Race. This

event is free and open to

the community. RSVP at

BHBE.org/Littles or contact

Hilary Primack at hilary.primack@bhbe.org

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)

Worship

Come worship with the

church at 8 and 10 a.m.

every Sunday. Childcare is

provided at 10 a.m.

Baha’i House of Worship (100 Linden Ave.,

Wilmette)

Friday Night Fireside

Conversations

Join the House of Worship

in the fireside room

at the Baha’i House of

Worship Welcome Center

(112 Linden Ave.) for

meaningful conversations

about what Baha’i Faith

offers for people who

want to contribute to the

betterment of the world.

Light refreshments will be

served.

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

information.

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

a.m.

Submit information for

The Beacon’s Faith page

to Michael Wojtychiw at

m.wojtychiw@

22ndcenturymedia.com

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

Backyard Barbecue

(535 Green Bay Road)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursday, Oct.

17: Octoberfest Grills &

Giggles

Wilmette Wine Cellar

(1100 Central Ave.)

■4 ■ p.m. Saturday, Oct.

19: Books ‘n’ Bottles

Centennial Ice Rinks

■1 ■ p.m. Saturday, Oct.

26: Spooky Skate

KENILWORTH

(Green Bay Road)

■11 ■ a.m. Saturday, Oct.

19: Kenilworth Mutt

Strut

NORTHBROOK

Pinstripes

(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and

bocce

Northbrook Theatre

(3323 Walters Ave.)

■Starting ■ Oct. 12 and

running until Nov. 3:

Performances of “The

Cat in the Hat”

Glenbrook North High

School

(2300 Shermer Road)

■7 ■ p.m. Oct. 17. 18 and

19: “ORIGINS” one-act

plays

GLENVIEW

Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday

and Saturday: Live

Music

Ten Ninety Brewing Co.

(1025 N. Waukegan

Road, (224) 432-5472)

■7-9 ■ p.m. every Thursday:

Trivia Night

Glenview Park Center

(2400 Chestnut Ave.)

■5:30 ■ p.m. Friday, Oct.

18: Halloween Spooktacular

Potato Creek Johnny’s

(1850 Waukegan Road)

■9 ■ p.m. Saturday, Oct.

19: Off The Record —

Oktoberfest

Oil Lamp Theater

(1723 Glenview Road)

■Ongoing ■ performances

of “Murder on the Nile”

LAKE FOREST

Little Tails Bar and Grill

(840 S. Waukegan Road)

■Live ■ music every Friday

night

The Gorton Center

(400 E. Illinois Road)

■Ongoing ■ performances

of “Winnie the Pooh”

until Oct. 27

Lake Forest High School

(1285 N. McKinley Road)

■7 ■ p.m. Oct. 17, 18 and

19: Performances of

“Rumors”

WINNETKA

Fred’s Garage

(574 Green Bay Road)

■Every ■ Friday: Fred’s

Garage Fish Fry Fridays

Winnetka Village Hall

(510 Green Bay Road)

■7:30 ■ a.m. on Saturdays:

Winnetka Farmers

Market

Hubbard Woods Park

(939 Green Bay Road)

■4-6 ■ p.m. Oct. 18:

Pumpkins In the

Woods

Lloyd Beach

(799 Sheridan Road)

■6 ■ p.m. Oct. 19: Haunted

Trail of Winnetka

Winnetka Community

House

(620 Lincoln Ave.)

■7 ■ a.m.-2 p.m. WCC Fall

Rummage Sale

NORTHFIELD

Stormy’s Tavern and Grille

(1735 Orchard Lane)

■Barbecue ■ every Sunday

Tapas Gitana

(310 N. Happ Road)

■6 ■ p.m. every other

Sunday: Live music

Northfield Community

Center

■6-7:30 ■ p.m. Friday, Oct.

25: Boo Bash

GLENCOE

Writers Theatre

(325 Tudor Court)

■Ongoing: ■ Performances

of “Into the Woods”

Takiff Center

(999 Green Bay Road)

■Tuesday, ■ Oct. 29: Boo

Bash

To place an event in The

Scene, email martin@northbrooktower.com


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the wilmette beacon | October 17, 2019 | 31

Perfect night for

some red and white

Annual Wilmette Wine Walk

benefits Misericordia

RIGHT:

Corey Ganne

(right), of

Anderson

Ganne Wines

of Chicago,

pours a

glass of wine

for Lynn

Gregorian,

of Glenview,

at Hubba

Hubba.

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Mike and Chrissy Cornell, of Wilmette, share a toast

during the Wilmette Wine Walk Saturday, Oct. 12,

on Central Avenue in Wilmette. Photos by Rhonda

Holcomb/22nd Century Media

Jennifer Birch (left), of Wilmette, meets up with Share’s

Vicky Lydon and Laura DeGrandis, of Wilmette, at

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some you don’t.”

With them was another

cousin Parker cousin —

Peter Novicki and wife,

Vicki, from Team Reaper.

Parker’s dad, Bill, joined

the group as did his brother

TJ and wife, Erica.

Following the grilling,

attendees at the Ribtoberfest

filled the Wilmette

Harbor Club and had their

choice of ribs, pulled pork

and brats along with sides

of mac and cheese and

baked beans followed by

an assortment of sweets.

A raffle and silent auction

followed dinner.

“The Ribtoberfest is so

important to our nonprofit

Warming House,” said Joe

Feldman, president of the

Warming House Board.

“Many people in the community

are not aware of

the different youth services

we have in our community

like the Warming House.

Our executive director is

a licensed social worker,

the program director has

a Masters degree in social

work and the rest of

the staff is trained to work

with young people from

middle school through high

school. They are plugged in

to teens, give them a place

to go and a shoulder to lean

on when need be.”

Cynthia Doucette is the

the Warming House’s executive

director. She has

worked there for the past

20 years, 17 in her current

position.

“The more time you

spend with the teens, the

more you better understand

their pressures, what they

are doing and want to do,”

she said. “They learn we

at the Warming House are

there for them regardless

of what is going on in their

lives.”

The three Ribtoberfest

judges were Bob Bielinski,

Wilmette village president,

David Zier, owner of Zier

Prime Meats and Chef

John Robinson who previously

served as executive

chef at Marshall Fields.

Winners of the competition

were:

1st Place: Smokin Js-

-Jon Kennett, Johnson

Schaff and Casey Crnich.

They received a Mini Max

big Green Egg from Backyard

BBQ.

2nd Place: Smoke-n-

Sweet--Dave Burke and

Mike Arcurie. Prize was

a gift certificate to Ziers

Prime Meats.

3rd Place: Team Fitz-

-Mark Fitzsimmons and

Tim Gans. Their prize was

a basket of grill accessories

from Backyard BBQ.

Contributions can be

made to support the nonprofit

Warming House at:

www.warminghouse.org

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Northbrook chocolate shop, eatery expands beyond international chain

Erin Yarnall, Contributing Editor

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 4 days ago

Leonidas Kestekides first

made his name known on an

international stage at the 1910

World’s Fair, in which the Greek

sweetmaker presented his pastries

to the world and won a

bronze medal.

In the past century, his name

and his food has spread even further

as the Leonidas chocolate

brand has expanded to more than

30 countries.

The Leonidas chain operates

more than 1,000 locations —

with more than 450 stores in Belgium

and Luxembourg and 290

in France.

But they have “very few

stores” in the United States, according

to Marie Douailly, who

co-owns three locations in the

Chicago area, including one in

Northbrook, with her husband.

Douailly first opened a Leonidas

Chocolate shop nearly 18

years ago in Wilmette, which

closed eight years after it opened.

She continued to open up locations

around the Chicago area,

including one near the Magnificent

Mile, before opening up the

Northbrook shop.

“When you see a Leonidas,

they are owned by different

people, it’s not too corporate,”

Douailly, a native of northern

France, said.

Douailly said she was encouraged

by her husband to open up

a Leonidas because she loved

purchasing the shop’s chocolate

when she went to visit her family

in France.

“My husband said ‘Every time

we go to France, you run to Belgium

to buy like 20 pounds of

chocolate,’” Douailly said.

She joked that when they

would return to the United

States, she would eat all of the

chocolate herself instead of giving

it away as a gift, as the husband

and wife intended.

While the couple opened up

their first shop solely as a location

to sell Leonidas chocolate,

A trio of Leonidas’ drink offerings, including a pumpkin spice latte

and a warm apple cider.

their customers soon began to

request coffee to go along with

their sweets, and pastries after

that. From then on, the menu

kept growing to what it is today.

“At that time, we didn’t even

have a pastry chef,” Douailly said.

Now, they employ pastry chef

Megan McGovern, who makes

all of the three location’s pastries

at their Evanston location.

“We try to stay very French and

stick to what we know,” Douailly

said of the cafe’s menu. “The idea

was to make a few little crepes,

no big deal, but this store in the

last three years exploded in food.”

Last week, a group of 22nd

Century Media editors stopped

by Leonidas Chocolate Cafe to

sample some of the food and talk

to Douailly about her shop.

We were given some of the

shop’s seasonal drinks to start

with. I sampled the warm apple

cider ($4.75), which is served

with a flavorful cinnamon stick

and an apple ring. Two of my

colleagues went for the pumpkin

spice latte ($3.70 for a small),

topped with a heaping amount of

whipped cream.

Another seasonally inspired

choice was the fall special croissant

sandwich ($7.75). The

sandwich is a croissant, sliced

horizontally in half, filled with

Leonidas Chocolate Cafe

1348 Shermer Road,

Northbrook

(847) 686-0100

8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-

Sunday

turkey, melted brie and cranberry

sauce.

The restaurant features several

sandwiches on their menu,

including the croque madame

($9.45), a traditional French

sandwich with white bread covered

in melted Swiss, Gruyère

and Bechamel cheeses, filled

with ham. The sandwich is

topped with a fried egg.

We were able to sample one of

the cafe’s crepe options — pomme

($7.95) filled with sauteed

apples, caramel and cinnamon,

and topped with ice cream and

whipped cream.

In addition to the sweet crepes,

all of which are served with

whipped cream, according to

Douailly, the menu also has a

wide selection of savory options.

It wasn’t possible to leave

Leonidas Chocolate Cafe without

sampling some of the pastries,

including multi-flavored

macarons ($2.25 each) or some

of the shop’s namesake chocolate.

Leonidas’ fall-special croissant sandwich ($7.75) is filled with

turkey, melted brie and cranberry sauce. Photos by Jason Addy/22nd

Century Media

The bakery’s macarons ($2.25 each) are made in a variety of flavors.

The pomme crepe ($7.95) comes with sauteed apples, caramel and

cinnamon topped with ice cream and whipped cream.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

REVERSE MORTGAGE FUNDING

LLC

Plaintiff,

-v.-

DAVID A.DUERWACHTER, MARY

ANN DUERWACHTER, UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA ACTING BY

AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY

OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVEL-

OPMENT

Defendants

19 CH 05257

1035 MANOR DR

WILMETTE, IL 60091

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on August 14, 2019, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on November 26, 2019, at The Judicial

Sales Corporation, One South

Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606,

sell at a public sale to the highest bidder,

as set forth below, the following described

real estate:

Commonly known as 1035 MANOR

DR, WILMETTE, IL 60091

Property Index No. 05-30-303-016-0000

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

The judgment amount was $503,396.16.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will be accepted.

The balance, including the Judicial

Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential

Property Municipality Relief

Fund, which is calculated on residential

real estate at the rate of$1 for each

$1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount

paid by the purchaser not to exceed

$300, in certified funds/or wire transfer,

is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale.

The subject property is subject to general

real estate taxes, special assessments,

orspecial taxes levied against

said real estate and is offered for sale

without any representation as to quality

or quantity of title and without recourse

to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition.

The sale is further subject to confirmation

by the court.

Upon payment in full ofthe amount bid,

the purchaser will receive aCertificate

of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to

adeed to the real estate after confirmation

of the sale.

Where asale of real estate is made to

satisfy alien prior to that of the United

States, the United States shall have one

year from the date of sale within which

to redeem, except that with respect to a

lien arising under the internal revenue

laws the period shall be 120 days or the

period allowable for redemption under

State law, whichever is longer, and in

any case inwhich, under the provisions

of section 505 of the Housing Act of

1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k),

and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title

38 of the United States Code, the

right to redeem does not arise, there

shall be no right of redemption.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are admonished

to check the court file to verify all

information.

If this property isacondominium unit,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe foreclosure

sale, other than amortgagee, shall

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If

this property is a condominium unit

which is part of acommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

2701 Property for

Sale

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued

by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

For information, HEAVNER, BEYERS

&MIHLAR, LLC Plaintiff's Attorneys,

111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL,

62523 (217) 422-1719. Please refer to

file number LS723.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation atwww.tjsc.com for a7

day status report of pending sales.

HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR,

LLC

111 East Main Street

DECATUR IL, 62523

217-422-1719

Fax #: 217-422-1754

E-Mail: CookPleadings@hsbattys.com

Attorney File No. LS723

Attorney Code. 40387

Case Number: 19 CH 05257

TJSC#: 39-5177

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting tocollect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

Case # 19 CH 05257

I3130224

2703 Legal

Notices

Avoca School District 37 will be

conducting aPreschool Screening

on Thursday, October 24th, 2019

using the DIAL screening for children

3-5 years old. The target

population of the developmental

screening isthe child for whom

parents and professionals have

questions or concerns about

speech/language, behavior, motor,

vision, hearing or conceptual development.

Appointments for the

developmental screening may be

made bycalling Dawn Scaramuzza

in the Pupil Services Department at

(847) 728-4142. The screenings

will take place at Marie Murphy

School, 2921 Illinois Rd., Wilmette,

IL. An appointment isrequired

toparticipate in the screening.

In addition, please call the

above number if you have any concerns

regarding children aged birth

to 3 years old.

LEGAL NOTICE

INVITATION TO BID

Sealed bids for acontract for custodial

services will be received by

the Kenilworth District No. 38,

The Joseph Sears School, 542 Abbotsford

Road, Kenilworth, IL

60043. Attention toDr. Crystal Le-

Roy, Superintendent/CSBO.

Bids will be sought for athree-year

contract with options to renew for

two additional one-year periods.


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2703 Legal

Notices

Custodial services will berequired

at one (1) school building. The

agreement shall commence December

1, 2019. The specifications

and invitation for bids can be obtained

by contacting Dr. Crystal

LeRoy, Superintendent/CSBO, at

(847) 853-3805 cleroy@kenilworth38.org

beginning October 17,

2019. Amandatory pre-bid meeting

and building walkthrough will

be conducted onTuesday, October

22 at 9:00 a.m. at the Joseph Sears

School 542 Abbotsford Road, Kenilworth,

IL 60043. Bidders must

submit all questions regarding the

specifications and invitation for

bids inwriting toDr. Crystal Leroy.

Replies will be issued to all

bidders of record in the form of an

Addendum. Questions received after

12:00 p.m. central prevailing

time on Friday, October 25, 2019,

cannot be answered.

Sealed bids clearly labeled

“SEALED BID FOR CUSTO-

DIAL SERVICES – DO NOT

OPEN PRIOR TO BID DATE” are

due at the District Office on or before

9:00 a.m. CST on October 28,

2019, at the address above. The

bid opening is scheduled for Monday,

October 28, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

CST atthe Joseph Sears School

542 Abbotsford Road, Kenilworth,

IL 60043.

NOT ICE OF PUBLIC

HEARING CONCERNING

THE INTENT OF THE

PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF

TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE

OF KENILWORTH,

COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

TO SELL NOT TO EXCEED

$1,000,000

GENERAL OBLIGATION

LIMITED BONDS

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY

GIVEN that the Village ofKenilworth,

Cook County, Illinois

(the “Village”), will hold apublic

hearing on the 28th day of October,

2019, at 7:30 o’clock P.M.

The hearing will be held at the Village

Hall, 419 Richmond Road,

Kenilworth, Illinois. The purpose

of the hearing will be to receive

public comments on the proposal

to sell bonds of the Village inthe

amount of not to exceed

$1,000,000 for the purpose offinancing

various capital projects

and other lawful expenditures in

and for the Village.

By order ofthe President ofthe

Village of Kenilworth, Cook

County, Illinois.

DATED the 27th day of September,

2019.

/s/ Patrick Brennan

Deputy Village Clerk, Village of

Kenilworth,

Cook County, Illinois

NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on

Monday, November 4, 2019 at

7:30 p.m., the Appearance Review

Commission of the Village of Wilmette

will conduct apublic hearing

in the Second Floor Training

Room, 1200 Wilmette Avenue,

Wilmette, Illinois when matters

listed below will be considered:

2019-AR-36 1222 Washington Ct

Donna Byrne

The petitioner requests a sign

variation for businesses without

street frontage todisplay awning

signs not located on the face ofthe

building that contains the primary

entry into the building atthe property

identified as

05-34-102-017-0000.

2019-AR-37 1 Indian Hill Road

Indian Hill Club

The petitioner requests anAppearance

Review Certificate to construct

two accessory buildings with

associated paving and landscaping

at the property identified as

05-29-209-011-0000.

Charles Smith, Chair

Nada Andric

Richard Brill

Devan Castellano

Doug Johnson

Mason Miller

Jeffery Saad

If you are aperson with adisability

and need special accommodations

to participate in and/or attend a

Village of Wilmette public meeting,

please notify the Management

Services Department at 251-2700

(TDD 853-7634) as soon as possible.

Published this 17th Day of October

2019, in the Wilmette Beacon.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at

7:30 P.M., the Zoning Board of

Appeals of the Village of Wilmette

will conduct apublic hearing inthe

Council Chambers ofVillage Hall,

1200 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette,

Illinois when matters listed below

will be considered:

2019-Z-19 624 Elmwood Avenue

A request by John Maher for a

396.42 square foot (4.72%) total

floor area variation and a10.78’

rear yard stair setback variation to

permit the construction of an exterior

stairway on the property identified

as Property Index Number

05-27-412-005-0000.

2019-Z-28 2904 Old Glenview

Road

Arequest by Rabbi Dovid Flinkenstein,

Chai Center Chabad of Wilmette,

for an expansion of aspecial

use for a place of worship to permit

the operation ofaday care center

on the properties identified as

Property Index Numbers

05-32-309-036-0000 and

05-32-309-037-0000.

2019-Z-39 1624 Lake Avenue

A request by Elvir and Lejla

Kapidzic for a 0.44’ side yard detached

garage setback variation

and avariation topermit the retention

ofanon-conforming detached

garage upon demolition of the principal

structure on the property

identified as Property Index Number

05-28-423-014-0000.

Reinhard Schneider, Chairman

Ryrie Pellaton

John Kolleng

Bob Surman

Christine Norrick

Maria Choca Urban

(Constituting the Zoning Board of

Appeals of the Village of Wilmette,

Illinois)

If you are aperson with adisability

and need special accommodations

to participate in and/or attend a

Village of Wilmette public meeting,

please notify the Village Manager’s

Office at (847) 853-7510

(TDD# (847) 853-7634) as soon as

possible.

Published this 17th day of October

2019 in The Wilmette Beacon.

Notice is hereby given that pursuant

toSection 4of the Self-Storage

Facility Act, State ofIllinois, that

Chicago Northside Storage-Wilmette

/ Wilmette Storage LLC will

conduct sale(s) at www.storagetreasures.com

by competitive

bidding, closing on Wednesday,

November 6th 2019 @8:00am on

the premises where property has

been stored, which is located at

Chicago Northside Storage; 3510

Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL

60091. 847-256-2180. In the matter

of the personal property for the

individual listed below, Chicago

Northside Storage-Wilmette / Wilmette

Storage LLC: David Parker

157, Steven Brody 171, Dianna

Steward 166, Susan Klein 2052,

Dorthy Archer 30. Purchases must

be paid atthe time of sale’s redemption.

All goods are sold asis

and must be removed atthe time of

purchase. Sale is subjected to adjournment.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at

7:30 P.M., the Zoning Board of

Appeals of the Village ofWilmette

will conduct apublic hearing inthe

Council Chambers ofVillage Hall,

1200 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette,

Illinois when matters listed below

will be considered:

2019-Z-35 1 Indian Hill Road

Arequest by The Indian Hill Club

for avariation to permit the expansion

of a legal non-conforming use

(Club and Golf Course) for the

construction of a one-story employee

center, aone-story equipment

and storage building, parking

lot and accessory outdoor storage

facilities, avariation to allow outdoor

storage taller than the screening

fence, asetback variation for

the proposed employee building, a

setback variation for outdoor storage

structures, aloading berth setback

variation, aparking lot setback

variation, avariation toinstall

a6foot tall solid fence inaside

yard adjoining astreet, an accessory

structure height variation, an

accessory structure size variation,

an accessory structure number

variation, and impervious surface

coverage variations on the property

identified as Property Index Numbers

05-29-209-011-0000 and

05-29-209-012-0000.

2019-Z-36 1421 Forest Avenue

Arequest by Dave and Carrie Flick

for a 164.23 square foot (1.77%)

total floor area variation and an

84.61 square foot (0.91%) lot coverage

variation to permit the construction

of a one-story addition on

the property identified as Property

Index

Numbe r

05-28-425-006-0000.

2019-Z-37 726 11th Street

Arequest by Paul and Gina Sally

for a 430.23 square foot (13.44%)

front yard impervious surface coverage

variation and a204.51 square

foot (6.39%) front yard patio coverage

variation to permit the installation

ofapatio onthe property

identified as Property Index Number

05-34-107-043-0000.

2019-Z-38 1140 Greenwood Avenue

Arequest by Gregory Adams for a

1.71’ side yard adjoining astreet

setback variation to permit the construction

of atwo-story addition on

the property identified as Property

Index

Numbe r

05-27-307-021-0000.

Reinhard Schneider, Chairman

Ryrie Pellaton

John Kolleng

Bob Surman

Christine Norrick

Maria Choca Urban

(Constituting the Zoning Board of

Appeals of the Village of Wilmette,

Illinois)

If you are aperson with adisability

and need special accommodations

to participate in and/or attend a

Village of Wilmette public meeting,

please notify the Village Manager’s

Office at (847) 853-7510

(TDD# (847) 853-7634) as soon as

possible.

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2019 in The Wilmette

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Jackie Yau

The Loyola senior is a

member of the girls volleyball

team

When did you start

playing volleyball and

why?

I started to play volleyball

in 6th grade just

for fun with my friends at

school and we would play

house leagues. And then

in eighth grade I started

to play competitive club

because I knew I wanted

play in high school and

possibly college.

What’s one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I really like to paint. I

haven’t had the time to recently

but I used to do that

a lot. I don’t usually tell

people that just because a

lot of the time I don’t get

asked about it.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would it

be and why?

I would want to visit

Thailand. I’ve been to China

already and I thought

that was so fun. I also

don’t know a lot about

the culture so I think that

would be interesting to

learn about.

What’s the best

part about playing

volleyball?

The best part of playing

volleyball is probably

building an unbreakable

bond with your team and

creating a strong team dynamic.

I love the support

you’re constantly getting

from your teammates and

we’re all working toward

the same goal together.

What’s the hardest

part about playing

volleyball?

The hardest part about

volleyball is miscommunication.

When my team is

feeling off, our communication

is low and we start

to fall apart on the court.

It’s frustrating but we

know how to get out of this

type of slump. Our coach

is really good at talking to

us when it’s go time, she

helps us get motivated.

If you won the lottery,

what would you do

with the money?

I would buy my family

a huge house, pay for my

college education, and buy

a Mercedes G wagon.

What’s one thing on

your bucket list?

I want to see the Northern

Lights. That would

be so sick. Or travel the

world, just take a year to

myself and travel.

What’s been your

favorite moment at

Loyola?

My favorite moment at

Loyola was when our volleyball

team went down to

supersectionals. We had

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such a great season and it

was so fun.

If you could play

another sport, what

would it be and why?

I would either swim or

play basketball. I used to

play both of those sports. I

really loved them both but

I loved volleyball more.

I was pretty good at basketball.

Swimming was a

lot of work but I loved the

water.

What do you feel

is your greatest

strength?

My greatest strength

would probably be my independence.

I like to be adventurous

and outgoing and

do something out of the status

quo. I don’t really care

what people think or have

to say about me, because at

the end of the day I know

who I am and I love who

I am. My true friends and

family will also be there for

me unconditionally. I love

being able to express myself

honestly and not cover

things up about myself. By

being able to be true to myself

I am able to be true to

others.

Interview by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap another week of football

Staff Report

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

recap the seventh week of

football. They recap each

of the area team’s games,

are joined by Glenbrook

North football head

coach Matt Purdy about a

proposal to change football’s

postseason, play

Way/No Way with girls

volleyball, preview the

next week’s games and

talk some boys and girls

golf.

Central Suburban League South Division

Maine South 5-2 overall, 3-0

conference

Glenbrook South 3-4, 3-0

New Trier 3-4, 2-1

Evanston 2-5, 1-2

Glenbrook North 3-4, 0-3

loyola

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most productive receiver

with 41 yards on three

catches. Mangan hauled

down three for 35 yards

and Brownlee grabbed

three for 15 yards.

“I’m getting a lot more

comfortable,” said Thomas,

who showed an improvement

in transitioning

to carrying the football

when running opportunities

arose. In addition to

rushing for the touchdown

he ran for a two-point conversion

that was set up by

a Benet penalty.

First Quarter

The three recap the seventh

week of action.

Second Quarter

Spartans coach Purdy

joins the guys to talk about

the proposed change to the

football postseason.

Third Quarter

The guys move on to

Way/No Way, where they

make some predictions

with girls volleyball.

Fourth Quarter

With week eight next,

the three preview and

make some predictions on

the next set of games.

“I have an offensive line

in front of me that’s the

best in the state and that

makes it a lot easier to

get comfortable,” Thomas

added.

Van Zelst was another

major contributor. In addition

to connecting on the

long field goal, the junior

kicked all six of his extra

point attempts, averaged

34 yards on two punts and

52.1 yards on eight kickoffs.

For good measure during

the drive for the fourth

touchdown, Van Zelst ran

17 yards for a first down

on a fake punt in a fourthand-eight

situation at the

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The guys recap how the

area boys and girls golf

teams did at their sectionals

and preview the state

tournament.

2019 Football Standings

Niles West 0-7, 0-3

CCL/ESCC Blue Division

Mount Carmel 7-0, 2-0

Loyola Academy 5-2, 1-1

Brother Rice 4-3, 1-1

Marist 3-4, 0-2

Loyola 27.

“Nate can move,” Holecek

said. “He has a lot

of talent and it’s not just

the talent — it’s the character.

You couldn’t find a

steadier personality to be

a kicker. He never gets rattled.

He’s cool, calm and

methodical. He’s like he’s

30-years-old.”

It was the third straight

compelling conquest to

the Ramblers after their

last second loss at Mount

Carmel. Now that they’ve

got their act back together

they’re taking it on the

road to Woodstock for a

Friday night game against

Marian Central (4-3).


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This Week In...

Trevian varsity

athletics

Boys cross-country

■Oct. ■ 19 - at CSL Invite (at

GBS), 8:30 a.m.

Girls cross-country

■Oct. ■ 19 - at CSL Invite (at

GBS), 8:30 a.m.

Field hockey

■Oct. ■ 17 - at Stevenson,

6:15 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 22-23 - host state

playoffs, TBA

Boys soccer

■Oct. ■ 19 - at Taft, noon

■Oct. ■ 22 - at Maine West

(IHSA Regional), 4:30 p.m.

Girls swimming and

diving

■Oct. ■ 18 - at Niles West,

5:30 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 19 - host Trevian

Relays, noon

Girls tennis

■Oct. ■ 18-19 - at IHSA

Sectional (at Niles North),

TBD

■Oct. ■ 24 - at IHSA State

Finals, 8 a.m.

Girls volleyball

■Oct. ■ 17 - at Glenbrook

North, 6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 21 - host Evanston,

6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 23 - at Maine South,

6 p.m.

Rambler varsity

athletics

Boys cross-country

■Oct. ■ 19 - at Catholic

League Invite, 9 a.m.

■Girls ■ cross-country

■Oct. ■ 19 - at GCAC Invite,

9 a.m.

Field hockey

■Oct. ■ 22-23 - at State

Playoffs, TBD

Boys soccer

■Oct. ■ 22 - vs. Glenbrook

North (at IHSA Niles North

Regional), 6:30 p.m.

Girls swimming

■Oct. ■ 19 - at Trevian

Relays, noon

■Oct. ■ 22 - host Rosary, 5

p.m.

Girls tennis

■Oct. ■ 18-19 - at IHSA

Sectional (at Niles North),

TBD

■Oct. ■ 24 - at IHSA State

Finals, 8 a.m.

Girls volleyball

■Oct. ■ 17 - at Mother

McAuley, 6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 21 - host Highland

Park, 6 p.m.

Panther varsity

athletics

Girls cross-country

■Oct. ■ 19 - at GCAC Invite,

9 a.m.

Girls tennis

■Oct. ■ 18-19 - at IHSA

Sectionals (at Vernon Hills),

TBD

■Oct. ■ 24 - at IHSA State

finals, 8 a.m.

Girls volleyball

■Oct. ■ 17 - host St.

Laurence 6:30 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 22 - host Woodlands,

6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 24 - at Waukegan, 6

p.m.

Raider varsity

athletics

Field hockey

■Oct. ■ 17 - host Latin, 4:30

p.m.

Boys soccer

■Oct. ■ 18 - host Sullivan/

Rochelle Zell (IHSA

Regional), 4 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 22 - host TBD (IHSA

Sectional), 4 p.m.

Girls tennis

■Oct. ■ 18-19 - at IHSA

Sectional (at Niles North),

TBD

■Oct. ■ 24 - at IHSA State

Finals, 8 a.m.

Girls volleyball

■Oct. ■ 17 - at Lycee

FrancaIs, 5:30 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 21 - host Waldorf,

5:30 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 23 - host Christian

Liberty, 5:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

New Trier 4, Highland

Park 1

Aidan Crowder had

two goals and an assist

in the CSL title game

Thursday, Oct. 10, in

Northfield.

New Trier 2, Palatine 0

Crowder scored twice

on Senior Night Oct. 7 in

Northfield.

Girls volleyball

Loyola takes second at Discovery Invite

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

Loyola Academy had

just finished off a hardfought

semifinal with a

three set win over Nazareth

Saturday, Oct. 12

during the Glenbrook

North/New Trier tournament.

And its coach Mallory

Thelander had to convince

her squad to take a

short break before warming

up for the championship

match.

The Ramblers (25-6),

however, were the ones

that came out with energy

against West Aurora

as they jumped out to an

early seven-point lead.

But things took a drastic

turn. The Blackhawks

finished the first set scoring

12 of the final 13

points, seizing momentum

for good as Loyola

was unable to bounce

back, ultimately falling

25-18, 25-21.

“We got way too comfortable

with the lead and

with how we had been

playing,” Thelander said.

“We were too relaxed

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

Girls volleyball

Regina d. St. Viator 24-

26, 25-23, 25-13

Reamer Seaton had seven

kills, 18 assists and 11

digs in a win over St. Viator

Thursday, Oct. 10, in

Arlington Heights. McKenna

Barrett added seven

kills and 10 dogs

Regina d. St. Francis de

Sales 25-9, 25-11

Seaton had seven kills

maybe because of how

well we had played in the

previous match. We started

making unforced errors.

I think we believed

that even if they crept

back in it, we could still

finish the set strong.”

Loyola jumped out to a

9-2 advantage with Jackie

Yau getting a kill and a

block as well as two kills

from Katy D’Ariggo.

Josie Fronczak added a

block during the run.

The Ramblers had a

15-9 lead but four straight

Blackhawk points cut the

deficit to two. Then with

Loyola in front 17-13, the

tide turned in a big way

as West Aurora scored 10

straight points to go in

front 23-17. The Blackhawks

had three aces in

the set to help put the set

away.

West Aurora’s serving

continued to be a problem

as they racked up

four more aces early in

the second set and took a

big 16-4 lead.

“West Aurora is a really

strong serving team,”

Thelander said. “We’re

usually good at handling

and 14 assists in an Oct. 9

win in Wilmette.

Boys golf

New Trier Regional

New Trier won its own

regional Oct. 7 in Winnetka

by shooting a 296.

Michael Rudnick led the

Trevians with a team-low

72. Loyola finished third

after shooting a 306. Patrick

Adler and Sam Maylee

led the way after both

the opposing team’s

serve. But they made adjustments

after the start.

We were slower to balls

throughout the game.

We did fight back and

finished the second set

well and made it closer.

But when you’re down

that much and start off

the way we did, it’s difficult

to really be able to

give yourself a chance to

win.”

Indeed the Ramblers

got as close as 23-21.

Fronczak recorded five

kills during Loyola’s run

and Mia McGrath had a

kill and an ace.

It wasn’t how Loyola

had hoped to finish the

tournament but the Ramblers

won the rest of their

matches. They beat Buffalo

Grove (25-12, 25-

22), Evanston (25-16,

25-18), Deerfield (25-11,

25-17) and Nazareth (25-

21, 16-25, 25-22). In the

end, Thelander feels like

they can take away a lot

of positives from how

they played.

“We did a lot of good

things offensively and

defensively,” Thelander

shot a 75. Both New Trier

and Loyola qualified for

the Oct. 14 sectional.

Girls golf

Glenbrook North Regional

Loyola took home the

regional crown after shooting

a 3-6, followed by New

Trier, which had a 308. Audrey

Tir shot a team-low

71 for the Trevians, while

Bailey Bitbabo shot a 73 to

lead the Ramblers.

said. “We got contributions

from a lot of

players. Josie had a really

good tournament and

Jackie and Katy played

really well. And we got

to experience both sides

of playing good teams.

We won a hard-fought

three-set match against a

good Nazareth team. And

we lost to a good team in

the championship. So it

was good to go through

both situations since we

only have three games

left before the postseason.”

Against West Aurora,

Yau had five kills and

three blocks, Fronczak

had five kills and a block,

McGrath had four kills

and an ace and D’Arrigo

had three kills and two

blocks.

New Trier finished

fourth at the tournament

beating Wauconda (25-

18, 25-19), Niles North

(25-13, 25-9) and Stevenson

(24-26, 25-20,

15-13). They lost to West

Aurora in the semis (25-

19, 25-20) and Nazareth

in the third place match

(25-17, 25-15).


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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 5 days ago

Defense leads New Trier to key CSL win

Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor

New Trier has been waiting

for a game like this.

All season, the talk had been

about how this year’s quad was

young and inexperienced at the

varsity level — which it was —

and that the team had been waiting

for that inexperience to turn

into experience that will help

them win games.

It seems as if the tide is turning

after the Trevians traveled

to Evanston to face heated rival

Evanston and walked out with a

31-7 rout of the host team Friday,

Oct. 11.

“I was hoping this would happen

would happen earlier in the

season with our youth, but we

needed a game like last week

to get a confidence boost,” New

Trier coach Brian Doll said.

“Our confidence got back this

week in practice, guys were

loose.

“Defensively, we were pretty

dominant up front. They just

kept coming after them. We

haven’t had that much pressure

on a quarterback all season, we

just let it looks tonight.”

A week after seeing his offense

wake up against Niles

West, it was the defense’s turn

to put on a show and put on a

show it did. The team limited

the Wildkits’ star running back

to Quadre Nicholson to 57 yards

and forced the Miami-of-Ohiobound

running back to fumble

the ball on the Wildkits’ second

possession.

The fumble, recovered by

Brendan Chestnut, propelled

the Trevians to a 17-yard touchdown

run by Tyler Hardin on a

fourth down-and-three play.

“This week we ran a 4-3 (defense)

and we usually run a 3-4

so that was different, but we

played with a lot of energy tonight,”

Chestnut said. “There

was a lot of swarm tackling, a

lot of effort out there.

Tyler Hardin runs in one of his touchdowns against Evanston Friday, Oct. 11, in Evanston. Michael Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media

“Those two early turnovers

were enormous. And I think with

a team like Evanston, and I don’t

mean any disrespect to them, but

I feel like they get down a lot

when things don’t go their way

and we took advantage of that.”

Chestnut’s big day wouldn’t

be done however, as he forced

a fumble on Evanston’s next

drive, as well. The fumble, recovered

by Jackson Schmelter,

gave the ball to the Trevians on

the Evanston 26-yard line and

three plays later, Hardin connected

with Nick Kuras on a 24-

yard touchdown pass.

Hardin (83 rushing yards)

would score on a three-yard

keeper from three yards out on

the first possession of the second

half and the Trevians never

looked back.

After not forcing many turnovers

through the first six games

of the season, the Trevians

forced three against the Wildkits,

as they forced and recovered

another fumble, this time

by the Evanston quarterback,

later in the third period.

“This week our kids really

bought into forcing turnovers,”

Doll said. “Our kids did some

drills this week and based on

film we saw, we thought we had

a chance to knock the ball out

and we did.

“There were so many little

things that we’ve practiced all

year that worked tonight.”

Eddie Harvey scored early in

the fourth quarter on a five-yard

run and Ryan Novosel knocked

in a 21-yard field goal to account

for the Trevians’ scoring.

The New Trier defense

wouldn’t allow the Wildkits to

score until there were 3 minutes,

17 seconds remaining in the

game, when they ran in a twoyard

touchdown.

NEW TRIER VERSUS EVANSTON

1 2 3 4 F

NEW TRIER 14 0 7 10 31

EVANSTON 0 0 0 0 7

Top Performers

1. Tyler Hardin, QB — 2 rushing TD, 1 passing TD

2. Brendan Chestnut, DL — FF, FR

3. Ryan Novosel, K — 4 XP, 1 FG

The wins the past two weeks

have given NT confidence as the

season comes down the stretch.

“These past two weeks have

been really big for us,” Chestnut

said. “It’s hard to start off

with teams like Barrington and

Loyola and Conant, that was a

really tough three games we had

back-to-back-to-back.

“I think the morale was down

a little bit but it started to pick up

speed and obviously GBS was a

tough loss, but the Niles West

game was a wakeup call that we

are a good team and if we do our

job, do it well, don’t make a lot

of mistakes, we can play really

well. I think that was another example

of that tonight.”

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Loyola dominates Benet in crossover win

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

Until Benet Academy

came to Loyola Academy’s

Hoerster Field on

Saturday, Oct. 12, it was

having a dream season.

There, the visitors from

Lisle had a rude awakening.

The Ramblers scored

unanswered touchdowns

the first six times they had

the football and added a

field goal on their seventh

possession.

“Welcome to the Chicago

Catholic League

Blue Division,” quarterback

JT Thomas said after

the Ramblers routed their

previously undefeated opponents

from the Orange

Division 46-14 to improve

their record to 5-2.

The alarm clock went

off on the first play from

scrimmage — following

the Aidan Brownlee’s kickoff

return to the Loyola 49-

yard line — when Vaughn

Pemberton ran the ball to

the Benet 9-yard line and

the ball was moved half

the distance to the goal because

of a facemask violation.

On the next play Pemberton

took it over from

the 4-yard line, enabling

the Ramblers to seize

the lead with 71 seconds

elapsed.

The alarm clock continued

to ring incessantly.

Pemberton scored another

touchdown on another

4-yard run. Thomas threw

touchdown passes of 17

and 12 yards to Matt Mangan

and then tallied the

fifth TD on a 9-yard run

with 49 seconds left in the

first half.

It wasn’t until Nate Van

Zelst kicked a 48-yard field

goal that made the score

The Loyola defense swarms a Benet player.

BENET versus LOYOLA

1 2 3 4 F

BENET 0 0 7 7 14

loyola 22 14 31 7 46

Top Performers

1. Vaughn Pemberton, RB — 109 rushing yards, 2 TDs

2. JT Thomas, QB —168 passing yards, 3 passing

TDs, 1 rushing TD

3. Matt Mangan, TE — 2 receiving TDs

39-0 with 2 minutes, 55

seconds elapsed in the second

half that the Ramblers

took a recess from putting

points on the scoreboard.

Following Van Zelst’s

field goal the Redwings finally

got their act together

and drove 80 yards for a

touchdown that came on

lefthanded quarterback

Collin Gillespie’s 6-yard

pass to 6-foot-4-inch tight

end Jacob Snell. Early in

the fourth quarter they

went on another 80-yard

drive and Gillespie’s

3-yard pass to Lucas Kosiba

produced their second

touchdown.

“We have a lot to review

on film defensively

in the second half,” Loyola

coach John Holecek said.

Before getting the rest

of the afternoon off, Pemberton

carried 12 times for

109 yards — 46 more than

Benet’s combined running

and passing yardage

in the first half. The two

TDs gave him 12 for the

season.

Fellow junior Thomas

also was an impact player.

Making his third start, he

completed 11-of-18 passes

for 168 yards.

Thomas threw his third

scoring pass of the game

and seventh of the season

when he collaborated

with another junior, Owen

Boos, on a 68-yard completion

that came on the

second play from scrimmage

after Benet’s second

touchdown.

Finding Boos in the

clear wasn’t what Thomas

envisioned when he took

the snap from center.

Danny O’Flaherty brings down a Benet player during the Ramblers’ win Saturday,

Oct. 12, in Wilmette. Photos by Carlos Alvarez/22nd century Media

Vaughn Pemberton shakes off would-be tacklers.

“I was going to throw a

wide out but I dropped the

snap (and nearly lost the

football),” he said. “Owen

did a great job of getting

behind the defense.”

Perrion McClinton,

whose move to wide receiver

from starting quarterback

coincided with

Thomas’ promotion to first

string, was the Ramblers’


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Late Mount Carmel comeback foils Loyola’s CCL upset bid

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Up 1-0 in the second

half, with a man advantage,

Loyola was looking

to take down one of the

state’s hottest teams and

conference leader Mount

Carmel on its home field.

However it wasn’t to be

as the Caravan stormed

back to score three goals

in the final nine minutes

to take a 3-1 win Oct. 8 in

Glenview.

“This is an emotional

game between two of the

top teams in the CCL,”

Loyola coach Baer Fisher

said. “Two years ago they

won it, last year we won it.

They’re in first place right

now, we knew it was going

to be an emotional battle.

“Credit to them, they

found a way. We need to

learn how to win these

games. I think our youth,

that’s where we’ve been

exposed this season.”

After a scoreless, chippy

first half, a Mount Carmel

player got a red card for

using foul language with

27 minutes, 8 seconds remaining

in the game.

With a man-up advantage,

the Ramblers were

looking to take advantage

and break the deadlock and

did so with 23:33 remaining

in the contest when

Dylan Gripman scored off

of a header.

“Mario Hrvojevic

crossed it in, it bounced

and it just hit my face and

went it,” Gripman said. “It

was relieving and exciting

Loyola’s Dylan Gripman (left) battles a Mount Carmel

defender for a ball Oct. 8 in Glenview. Michael

Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media

to finally score the goal.”

After the goal, the Ramblers’

mentality seemed to

change and they became

more of a defensive squad

instead of one that was

looking to push the ball up

the field and trying to score.

“It (mentality) shouldn’t

change,” Nick Roscoe

said. “When you go down

a man, you have to keep

fighting, so when you’re

up a man, you should have

that advantage and play

with confidence.

“The passiveness comes

with that 1-0 lead too.

Thinking we have that lead

and then sitting off, keeping

them from scoring, the

mentality shifts.”

Danny Favela got the

Caravan on the board on

a goal with 9:01 tying the

game and giving Mount

Carmel the momentum

it looked like it wouldn’t

have.

A little over a minute

later, Favela added his second

goal of the night, giving

the Caravan the lead,

one it wouldn’t give up.

“I think we did get frustrated

a little,” Gripman

said. “Knowing we were a

man up and we conceded,

we start to panic a little

bit knowing that time was

coming down.

“We should have stayed

composed some more.”

Despite going forward to

try to get another goal, the

ramblers couldn’t mount a

real threat in the last seven

minutes of the match.

Favela added a third

goal for a hat trick with

24 seconds remaining on

a ball he just popped up

from near midfield to clear

the ball.

Even with the loss, the

Ramblers still gained confidence

as they move on

ready for the playoffs.

“We went up on one of

the best teams in the state

and proved we can play

against them,” Roscoe

said. “We just have to fix

the nuances.”

tennis

From Page 47

She’s been great.”

Also winning titles for

New Trier were the no. 1

doubles team of Ashtin

Hara and Monika Glueck;

the no. 2 doubles team of

Macy Zaban and Emily

Rhee; the no. 3 doubles

team of Keira Botjer and

Riley Gorham; and the no.

4 tandem of Emma Bhote

and Lily Christopher.

“I think we’ve finalized

where our doubles pairings

are going to be,” Morse-

Karzen said. “We needed

to see who works well

together, and plays well

together, and now we’re

more focused on those

teams.”

For Glenbrook South’s

Vanessa Vaisanen, the

state tennis playoffs can’t

arrive soon enough.

“I’m so fired up,” Vaisanen

said. “I’m so ready.

I’ve been hitting a lot more

consistently than last year

and I had some matches

where I should have performed

better, but this year

I’m more consistent. It’s

a matter of keeping your

intensity high even when

you’re tired.”

Vaisanen has made Titans

coach Meg Ahlgrin’s

job easier this season.

“I could not ask for a

better kid,” Ahlgrin said of

Vaisanen. “I feel so fortunate

that she’s on the team.

She had a tough loss today

but she played really well,

and her athleticism, leadership,

and sportsmanship,

and everything she brings

to the game — I feel very

privileged to be her coach.”

Vaisanen reached the

title match of this year’s

Central Suburban League

meet before falling 6-2,

6-1 to one of Illinois’ top

players in New Trier’s

Benedetto.

Vaisanen has played

against Benedetto countless

times in her high

school career, and she’s always

happy to take on the

challenge.

“Ali is an amazing player.

There’s never a bad

match that I have with her,

even though she can get

me good sometimes,” Vaisanen

said. “I learn from

each match. She’s playing

D-1 next year and when

you play someone like

that, your game goes up

substantially.”

The two could square

off again during the state

playoffs.

“We’re good friends

and I’ve played her a lot of

times,” Benedetto said. “I

just try to stick to the game

plan. She has a really good

ground stroke, and she’s really

solid from the baseline.”

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Scouts upend Trevians in battle of top teams

Gary Larsen, Freelance Reporter

When Lake Forest’s Gracie

McGowan finally broke a

scoreless tie against New Trier,

with less than nine minutes to

play, the Scouts’ field hockey

team quickly gathered for a

timeout.

The message was clear.

“We called timeout and said

that we can’t let them come back

on us,” Scouts junior Julia Hender

said. “We had to stay in the

game and keep our intensity up.

Because the second you drop

back, they’re back in the game.”

The Scouts kept a high intensity

level and used it to get a

second goal from Erica O’Neil

down the stretch. New Trier’s

Kate McLaughlin buried a goal

with less than a minute remaining

before the final buzzer gave

Lake Forest a 2-1 win.

In a game between two of Illinois’

top teams, it was also the

first time in three tries that Lake

Forest (17-3-2) earned a win

over New Trier (22-2-1) this season.

New Trier won 1-0 and 3-1 in

the teams’ previous two meetings.

But the host Trevians

couldn’t pull off a third win over

the Scouts in Northfield on Friday,

Oct. 11.

New Trier coach Stephanie

Nykaza quickly tipped her hat to

Lake Forest.

“They played great, they

played up, and they did what

they needed to do,” Nykaza said.

“The games between Lake Forest

and New Trier are always

emotional and our girls are upset.

But I also think we’re a better

team than we showed.”

Fifty-two scoreless minutes of

field hockey through two halves

played out before McGowan

scored on an assist from Mimi

Gordon. To that point momentum

swings marked the game,

with the teams taking turns applying

attacking pressure.

Lake Forest benefited from

finally having the whole family

together at the dinner table.

“We’ve had players out with

mono, a car accident, and pneumonias

so today was the second

day all season where we’ve had

our core group all together,”

Scouts coach Catherine Catanzaro

said. “Everybody’s healthy

for the first time.”

Hender played in only her

second game back since a fourweek

absence due to mono. She

saw confidence as the chief ingredient

in the Scouts’ win.

“We have a really young team

this year but we went into this

New Trier’s Grace Harris (left) is defended by Lake Forest’s Julia

Hender Friday, Oct. 11, in Northfield. Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

game with confidence that we

could come out on top,” Hender

said. “So it was just going into it

knowing that we had the talent to

beat them.”

“I think we’ve been unconfident

the last few times we’ve

played them. But not any more.”

Lake Forest continued to play

hard after McGowan’s goal

and went up 2-0 when O’Neil

pounced on a loose ball near the

goal mouth and converted with

only 3:30 left to play.

New Trier kept battling but by

the time McLaughlin struck for

the Trevians, only 24.9 seconds

remained in the game.

Catanzaro couldn’t single anyone

out in a total team win for

Lake Forest.

“Our bench was loud, they

were engaged, and when I asked

people to go in they stepped up

and played their role,” Catanzaro

said. “They did exactly what

they were asked to do. Nobody

tried to carry it themselves. Everybody

accepted that they had a

role and when you do that, you

get this type of game.

“We’ve been working on trusting

each other and today I think

that was the biggest difference

— they played as a unit.”

According to national rankings

at Max Field Hockey, New

Trier is the top-ranked team in

the West/Mid-West region, and

Lake Forest is ranked no. 7. New

Trier is also ranked no. 13 in the

country.

The Trevians have played a

brutal schedule that includes a

tournament on the East Coast

and competition against some

of the best teams in the United

States.

Players like Amelia Griffin,

Grace Harris, Evelyn Lake, and

Hillary Cox have keyed a fine

season, and McLaughlin is having

a stellar season.

McLaughlin’s goal against

Lake Forest was her 56th goal of

the season.

“That is absolutely amazing,”

Nykaza said. “She has

been huge for us. “She’s amazing.

She’s competitive in every

practice, in every drill, and the

best players are like that and she

just wants to win, all the time.

I’ve never seen anyone work

harder.”

New Trier has Loyola Academy

and Stevenson remaining

on its regular-season schedule

before sectional play begins on

Oct. 22. Lake Forest has Oak

Park-River Forest and Glenbrook

South left to play before

post-season play begins.

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New Trier sweeps its way to CSL title

22nd Century Media FILE PHOTO

1st-and-3

THREE STARS OF THE

WEEK

1. Tyler Hardin

(above). The New

Trier football

player rushed for

83 yards and two

touchdowns and

threw for a score

in a win over

Evanston.

2. Aidan Crowder.

The New Trier

boys soccer

player scored

two goals in the

Trevians’ 4-1 win

over Highland

Park.

3. Ali Benedetto.

The New Trier

senior girls tennis

player won the

No. 1 singles

championship at

the CSL South

meet.

Gary Larsen, Freelance Reporter

A growth spurt can keep a teenager

in a seemingly perpetual state

of hunger and fatigue, on top of

the physical aches and pains it can

bring.

But if you’re a tennis player,

added height can also be a wonderful

thing.

“I grew six or seven inches

since last year,” New Trier senior

Ali Benedetto said. “My serve

and my power in general have improved

a lot.”

Benedetto’s game was on display

at this year’s Central Suburban

League tournament, as the

Trevians’ no. 1 singles player won

a CSL title with a 6-2, 6-1 win

over Glenbrook South’s Vanessa

Vaisanen.

The Trevians swept the competition

in title matches at the CSL

meet, held at Niles West, on Saturday,

Oct. 13.

Game of the Week:

• Deerfield (5-2) at Highland Park (4-3)

Other matchups:

• Glenbrook South (3-4) at Maine South (5-2)

• Glenbrook North (3-4) at New Trier (3-4)

• Loyola (5-2) at Marian (5-2)

• Libertyville (3-4) at Lake Forest (4-3)

• Nazareth (6-1) at Notre Dame (7-0)

• Maine West (6-1) at Vernon Hills (4-3)

39-10

Benedetto was a state qualifier

last season for the Trevians team

that placed fourth downstate in

2A. She’s ready to make another

run at downstate hardware in her

final high school season.

“I’m just trying to focus on myself

and play my game, and do

the best I can,” Benedetto said. “I

know a lot of the girls pretty well,

the top few in the state, but I just

need to focus on my game because

if I’m on, I can beat anyone.”

She’ll get no argument from

New Trier coach Jerry Morse-

Karzen.

“Ali has just gotten better each

year and this year she looks more

confident, she’s more fit, and she

has a great variety with respect to

the kind of shots she hits,” Morse-

Karzen said.

The Trevians won the team title

by winning every individual title

match in Skokie. Julia Ross won

the no. 2 singles title via a 6-1,

JOE COUGHLIN |

Publisher

• Highland Park 35, Deerfield 32:

I’m sensing a shootout, with a

rejuvenated Giants squad holding

on at home.

• Maine South

• New Trier

• Loyola

• Lake Forest

• Nazareth

• Maine West

28-21

NICK FRAZIER |

Contributing Sports Editor

• Highland Park 22, Deerfield 20:

The Giants offense has shined, but

it’s the defense that gives HP an

important fifth win.

• Maine South

• New Trier

• Loyola

• Lake Forest

• Notre Dame

• Maine West

New Trier’s Olivera Nikolich

prepares to hit a shot during

the CSL conference meet

Saturday, Oct. 12, in Skokie. Gary

Larsen/22nd Century Media

6-3 win over Glenbrook South’s

Elizabeth Hoo.

On the first truly cold and windy

day of the fall season, Ross tried

to use that wind to her advantage

during the two-day CSL meet.

38-11

MICHAL DWOJAK |

Contributing Sports Editor

• Deerfield 17, Highland Park 14:

The Warriors pull off a close, critical

win on the road.

• Maine South

• New Trier

• Loyola

• Lake Forest

• Nazareth

• Maine West

“I was being pretty consistent

getting the ball back and letting

the wind mess up their games

more than mine,” Ross said.

She’s only a freshman, but Ross

has competed like a varsity veteran.

“Julia has been great. She’s a

freshman but she plays like she’s

a senior,” Morse-Karzen said.

“She’s little in terms of physical

stature but she’s so mentally

focused, she competes great, and

when she gets down she just plays

better. She’s older than she looks.”

New Trier’s no. 3 singles player,

Olivera Nikolich, came from

behind to beat Glenbrook North’s

Maya Kononets, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

“That’s what seniors are supposed

to do,” Morse-Karzen said

of Nikolich’s comeback. “She’s

one of our most improved players

this year; she’s steadier, and selecting

the right shots to hit more

often.

Please see tennis, 45

33-16 37-12

MICHAEL WOJTYCHIW |

Sports Editor

• Highland Park 17, Deerfield 14:

The Giants are healthy and looking

for a late playoff push.

• Maine South

• New Trier

• Loyola

• Lake Forest

• Nazareth

• Maine West

MARTIN CARLINO |

Contributing Editor

• Deerfield 24, Highland Park 21:

The Warriors get a tough road win

in the latest matchup of the always

entertaining District 113 rivalry.

• Maine South

• New Trier

• Loyola

• Lake Forest

• Nazareth

• Maine West

Listen Up

“There were so many little things we’ve

practiced all year that worked tonight.”

Brian Doll — New Trier football coach on the difference

between his team’s win at Evanston and earlier games.

tunE in

What to watch this week

GIRLS TENNIS: The state playoffs are underway and Loyola,

New Trier and North Shore Country Day look to make state.

• New Trier, Loyola and North Shore Country Day play

in the Niles North Sectional Oct. 18-19 in Skokie.

Index

42 - This Week In

41 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.


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Title winners New Trier

girls tennis wins CSL title, Page 47

Domination

New Trier football routs

Evanston, Page 43

Despite late goal, New

Trier field hockey falls to

Lake Forest, Page 46

New Trier’s

Honor Roberts

(left) and Lake

Forest’s Maggie

Volpe battle for

the ball Friday,

Oct. 11, in

Northfield. Gary

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