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Cherokee Elementary

students celebrate veterans,

Page 4

Tom Marks (left)

and Al Champ, with

American Legion

McKinlock Post 264,

carry the flags during

Cherokee Elementary

School’s Veterans

Day ceremony on

Thursday, Nov. 7.

Peter Kaspari/22nd

Century Media

City responds

Mayor comments on

former city manager’s

indictment, Page 3



Lake Forest Book Store

reaches milestone

anniversary, Page 11

Winter Fun


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Lake Forest Parks and

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Montessori from the Start:

Morning Lecture Series

8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,

Nov. 14, Forest Bluff

School, 8 W. Scranton

Ave, Lake Bluff. This

week’s topic is Children’s

Coordinated Movement

and Thought. Intended for

parents of children ages

three and under. Please

RSVP to Lynn Lillard Jessen

at 847-295-8338.

Religious Freedom Talk

7 p.m., Nov. 14, Lake

Forest College Lily Reid

Holt Memorial Chapel,

555 N. Sheridan Road,

Lake Forest. Lake Forest

College presents Elizabeth

Shakman Hurd, professor

of politics and relation at

Northwestern University,

who will speak on issues at

the center of today’s political

discourse. For information,

go to lakeforest.edu/

community or call (847)


Theater at Lake Forest


7:30 p.m., Nov. 14, Lake

Forest College Hixon Hall,

555 N. Sheridan Road,

Lake Forest. Lake Forest

College presents “Machinal,”

Sophie Treadwell’s

1928 play inspired by the

real-life trial of Ruth Snyder,

who murdered her

husband and was executed

for it. Treadwell’s young

woman struggles to find

her place in a patriarchal

society. Additional performances

at 7:30 p.m.,

Friday and Saturday. Tickets:

$3 for students; $7 for

adults. For information, go

to lakeforest.edu/community

or call 847-234-3100.

Artist/Author Don Bono

6-7 p.m., Nov. 14, Lake

Forest Book Store, 662

N. Western Avenue, Lake

Forest. Don Bono will discuss

his book “Chicago’s

Legends, Treasures and

Dreams.” Register at (847)

234-4420. For more information,

visit www.lakeforestbookstore.com

Madam President: The

Secret Life of Edith Wilson

7 p.m., Nov. 14, History

Center Lake Forest-Lake

Bluff, 509 E. Deerpath,

Lake Forest. Author William

Hazelgrove will tell

the story of this remarkable

woman who one

senator called “the Presidentress

who had fulfilled

the dream of suffragettes

by changing her title from

First Lady to Acting First

Man.” Guests are encouraged

to view the Woodrow

Wilson exhibit in the Katherine

Bell Hale Gallery.

Register at www.lflbhistory.org

or (847) 234-5253.


Trivia Night Fundraiser

6-10 p.m., Nov. 16, Bernie’s

Book Bank, 917 N.

Shore Drive, Lake Bluff.

The Lake Bluff Public Library

Foundation is raising

money to fund a major

library building renovation

and expansion and all

proceeds raised from this

event will fund building

improvements at the Library.

Two-time Jeopardy!

champion Colby Burnett

will be joining us as our

celebrity guest emcee.

Tickets may be purchased

at https://tinyurl.com/

lbpltriviafundraiser. The

purchase of a ticket will

provide you with entry to

the event, catered dinner,

dessert, one drink ticket for

beer or wine from the Lake

Bluff Brewing Company,

and an evening of trivia.

Trivia will be played in

teams of 8; you may register

as part of a team or

individually. If your team

has fewer than 8 players, a

player without a team will

be assigned to your table.

Dry Land Clinic

9:30 a.m.-noon, Nov. 16,

Williams Ski and Patio,

1672 Old Skokie Road,

Highland Park. The Snowflake

Club will host a Dry

Land Clinic for new, beginner

and never ever ski

and snowboard members.

Learn about equipment

and the beginner lesson basics

of snowboarding and

skiing at different stations.

Members please bring ID,

boots and skis or board. To

register for the Snowflake

Club go to snowflakeclub.



National Take a Hike Day

1-3 p.m., Nov. 17, Jean

and John Greene Nature

Preserve at McCormick

Ravine, Lake Forest. There

are over 13 miles of trails

ready to be explored in

Lake Forest Open Lands.

We’ll provide a sneak peek

of the future Jean and John

Greene Nature Preserve at

McCormick Ravine with

afternoon guided tours.

Or you can set out on selfguided

hiking at one of our

other six preserves. Think

global, hike local.


Medical Apps for Seniors

10-11 a.m., Nov. 19,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Discover new apps to

help with things like remembering

to take your

pills or take your blood

pressure. Registration required

before each class.


Healthy Aging Lectures:

Anti-Inflammatory Eating

2 p.m., Nov. 20, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Join us

for an interactive discussion

about the role of nutrition

as it pertains to your

overall health and well-being.

Nurse educator Alita

Arnold will discuss how

food can affect your immune

system, inflammation,

energy level, overall

mood, and more. Please

register by Nov. 18.


Montessori from the Start:

Parent & Child Series

Nov. 21, Forest Bluff

School, 8 W Scranton

Ave, Lake Bluff. Intended

for parents and their children

ages 0-15 months,

this series provides an opportunity

to experience

an authentic Montessori

environment. Times vary

according to child’s age.

Please RSVP to Lynn Lillard

Jessen at 847-295-



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Thanksgiving Celebration

Noon, Nov. 21, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. We all

have a lot to be thankful

for, so let’s enjoy a meal

together with all our favorite

Thanksgiving treats

including roast turkey and

all the trimmings! Then

we’ll sit back and be entertained

by the upbeat

group of singers and dancers

- The Musical Revue!

Reminisce with a wide selection

of music from the

Big Band era. Invite your

friends and neighbors to

enjoy this special celebration.

Registration is required

and due by Nov. 18.

$20/$25 non-members.

The Prophet at Lake Forest


7 p.m., Nov. 21, Lake

Forest College Lily Reid

Holt Memorial Chapel,

555 N. Sheridan Road,

Lake Forest. Lake Forest

College presents an experiential

performance of

15 poems from Khalil Gibran’s

famed “The Prophet.”

Set to original music

written by Professor Don

Meyer and performed live

by students. Admission is

free. For information, go

to lakeforest.edu/community

or call 847-234-3100.


Monthly Blood Pressure


10-11 a.m. on the second

Monday of every month,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Nurse Patti Mikes will

visit Dickinson Hall to

give free blood pressure

checks to anyone 50 years

old and older. No appointment

needed. For more information,

call (847) 234-


LakeForestLeaderDaily.com NEWS

the lake forest leader | November 14, 2019 | 3

Lake Forest City Council

Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 9 days ago

Pandaleon reads prepared

statement on Kiely indictment

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

Following the indictment

of former Lake Forest

city manager Bob Kiely

on a charge of official misconduct,

Mayor George

Pandaleon responded during

the regular Lake Forest

City Council meeting on

Monday, Nov. 4.

In his statement, Pandaleon

said the City will not

talk about particulars of

the case.

“Because this is an ongoing

matter that was initiated

by the Lake County

State’s Attorney’s Office

and out of deference to

the proceeding and all the

parties involved, the City

will refrain from commenting

on the specifics

of the case,” he said.

Pandaleon added that

the City is not currently

involved in the process

with the indictment that

was filed with the County

Circuit Court.

“It is important that our

community understands

that the City did not seek

this action by the Lake

County State’s Attorney’s

Office and we don’t know

what caused it to be initiated

at this time,” he said.

“We are not a party to the

proceeding, but we will

cooperate if asked with

all parties as this matter

moves toward resolution.”

Pandaleon was complimentary

of Kiely’s service

to the community. Kiely

served as city manager for

nearly three decades until

his retirement in January.

“This body along with

many in our community

and beyond is well-aware

of the contributions that

Mr. Kiely has made to

our community over his

lengthy career,” he said.

“His record is well known

by most of us in this room

tonight. He always served

with one goal in mind: doing

right by Lake Forest

and all of its residents.”

Pandaleon also said he

is pleased with the way

the City has handled the

current situation.

“I’m very proud of our

team from council members

to staff who have

remained focused on the

job at hand and have conducted

themselves professionally

and capably as we

would all expect,” he said.

“The issues surrounding

this matter which we have

been dealing with for several

years have been both

challenging and very disruptive

to our community.”

As reported by The

Leader on Oct. 25, Kiely

has been indicted on a

charge of official misconduct.

According to

the indictment filed with

the Lake County Circuit

Court, Kiely “engaged

in a lobbying contract

in excess of the $20,000

purchasing authority set

forth in Section 38.31 of

the Lake Forest City Code

without the approval of

the City Council” between

Jan. 1, 2016 and March 1,


In other council action at

the Nov. 4 meeting, aldermen

approved a non-binding

estimate of the 2019.

This was approved to meet

a statutory requirement under

the Truth in Taxation

Act that the council approve

an estimate at least

20 days prior to approving

the tax levy ordinance.

The current 2019

tax levy estimate is

$33,783,111. That represents

a 4.59 percent increase

over last year’s extension.

A public hearing

is only required if the estimate

is at least a 5 percent

increase over last year’s

extension. Since it is less

than a 5 percent increase

at 4.59 percent, the hearing

is not required. This

was first discussed at the

Finance Committee meeting

on Oct. 21. The next

discussion regarding the

levy is scheduled for the

Nov. 12 Finance Committee

budget workshop.

The levy ordinance will

be considered by the City

Council on Nov. 18 for

first reading and again on

Dec. 2 for adoption.

The council also tabled

approval of the deed of

gift of the original 1857

map of the City of Lake

Forest to the Newberry

Library in Chicago until

its Nov. 18 meeting, allowing

staff to research

the feasibility of the Dunn

Museum of Lake County

in Libertyville.

“If by chance they have

the same facilities and if

by chance it provides access

in the same safe environment,

I think it warrants

discussion then,”

Alderman Ara Goshgarian

said. “We don’t know that

the Lake County facility

is indeed not an option,

although I would suspect

that Newberry is the best


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Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 3 days ago

Students learn about Veterans Day from Navy veteran

Peter Kaspari, Editor

What is Veterans Day?

The students at Cherokee

Elementary School in

Lake Forest had that question

answered by someone

very familiar with the day,

as Navy veteran Jamie

Nero spoke during a special

Veterans Day assembly

on Thursday, Nov. 7.

Nero said to understand

what the meaning behind

Veterans Day is, it’s important

to understand why

veterans are honored.

“My interpretation is to

honor and recognize those

who have served and defended

life, liberty and

pursuit of your individual

happiness,” he said, and

to also defend “our way of

life and the freedoms that

oftentimes, we take for


Veterans have served

in various capacities and

branches, including the

Army, Marine Corps, Coast

Guard, Air Force, Navy

and the Merchant Marines,

Nero said.

“Our veterans today

have served domestically

and abroad in various capacities,”

he said. “Also

understand it’s not just the

branch of service, but who

served. Today that could

be a great-grandparent, it

could be a grandparent, a

mother or father, it could be

an aunt or uncle. In the notso-distant

future, it could

be a brother or a sister or a


Nero isn’t the only veteran

in his family either.

This past summer, Nero

said he went to Washington,

D.C., to accompany

his grandfather, a World

War II veteran who served

in the Air Force, on the

Honor Flight.

A national organization,

Navy veteran Jamie Nero speaks to Cherokee Elementary School students during

a Veterans Day assembly on Thursday, Nov. 7. Nero explained to students why it’s

important to honor and remember veterans every year. Photos by Peter Kaspari/22nd

Century Media

the Honor Flight raises

money to send veterans to

the nation’s capital, where

they spend a day visiting

all the monuments and

war memorials, including

World War II, Vietnam and


Nero called it “a very

humbling experience.”

“He never talked about

his service until this summer,”

Nero said of his


He also shared a bit of

history about Veterans Day,

including telling students

that this year is the 100th

anniversary of Veterans


“Way back on Nov. 11,

1919, the one-year anniversary

of the end of World

War I is Armistice Day,”

Nero said. “Every year on

the 11th hour of the 11th

day of the 11th month, we

honor our veterans. Those

men and women who have

served our country.”

Nero told students that

Armistice Day wasn’t a

national holiday until 1946

and it wasn’t until 1956 that

President Dwight Eisenhower

renamed it Veterans


In closing, Nero told the

students about service and

how they’re already serving

in different capacities.

“It’s not too early to understand

service,” he said.

“You serve the Cherokee

community. You do that

here in town for Lake Forest,

and as you get older,

you serve the greater institutions.

“And who knows? In the

not-so-distant future, perhaps

you will hear that call

of duty, that call of service

to your country, and we’ll

be honoring you on Veterans


In addition to Nero’s

speech, the assembly featured

a video showing

photos of veterans that are

either related or have a

connection to students and

staff members of Cherokee,

a song performed by

all Cherokee students, a

presentation by the Color

Guard of American Legion

McKinlock Post 264 and

visits from veterans across

the Lake Forest community.

One of those veterans

was Anne Friedman, who

served in the Army.

Friedman had never attended

the Cherokee assembly


“It was fabulous,” she

said. “It was beautiful.”

Friedman enjoys visiting

with children.

“I hope to inspire them,

especially the girls,” she

said. “Let them know women

can also serve. They can

do whatever they want.”

She especially appreciates

that children learn

about Veterans Day.

“I was just grateful and

thankful that they honor

veterans every year,” she

said. “And they have the

kids participate and show

their appreciation for veterans

and what it means.”

Air Force veteran Ralph Hansen (left) and Army veteran

Anne Friedman high-five and shake hands with Cherokee

Elementary School students following a Veterans

Day assembly.

Cherokee Elementary School music teacher Mary

Prestipino directs students in singing a song honoring


The lobby of Cherokee Elementary School is decorated

to honor veterans. Pictured are veterans who are related

to students as well as school staff members.

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Police Reports

Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 2 days ago

Missouri man drives truck onto LF railroad tracks

Vladimir T. Shalnev, 31,

of Sedalia, Mo., is charged

with trespassing on railroad

property, driving under

the influence of drugs

and possession of drug

paraphernalia for an incident

reported at 3:07 a.m.

on Nov. 1.

Police responded to the

area of Western Ave and

Westminster Avenue after

getting calls concerning a

box truck driving north on

the railroad tracks.

Police contacted Metra

to immediately stop all

trains and then located the

truck stopped on the tracks

across from the Jewel grocery


Police identified Shalnev

as the driver and, when

contact was made officers

immediately determined he

was demonstrating signs of

some type of impairment.

During conversations with

Shalnev, he admitted to

police that he was high on

heroin and in possession of

drug paraphernalia. Police

conducted further questioning

and investigation at

the scene into the incident.

Officers subsequently determined

that Shalnev was

significantly impaired on

drugs and he was transported

to Northwestern Medicine

- Lake Forest Hospital

for a blood and urine

draw. The box truck was

removed from the tracks by

a tow service.

Shalnev was released on

bond and given a December

court date.

In other police news:

Nov. 2

• Angel Dominguez, 22, of

Waukegan, is charged with

driving under the influence

of alcohol and impeding

traffic. Police responded

to a 911 driving complaint

at 2:23 a.m. concerning a

small silver car that was

driving all over the road

in the area of Route 41

and Route 60. Police located

the vehicle parked

in the middle of the roadway

on Route 41 at Old

Elm Road. When police

approached the car they

noted the driver appeared

to be asleep at the wheel,

with the vehicle running.

Police were able to wake

up the driver, Dominguez,

and remove him from the

vehicle. Officers noted that

he his breath smelled of alcohol

and he was demonstrating

signs of alcohol

impairment. Dominguez

was requested to submit

to standard field sobriety

tests to determine his

ability to drive. Based on

the officer’s observations,

Dominguez’s behavior,

and ability to complete

the field sobriety test, he

was arrested. Dominguez

was transported back to

the Public Safety Building

for processing, released on

bond, and given a December

court date.

Nov. 3

• Paige P. Han, 41, of

Vernon Hills, has been

charged with driving under

the influence of alcohol.

At 1:29 a.m., police

on routine patrol observed

a blue vehicle disregard

a traffic light at Route 60

and Route 41. The officer

followed the vehicle and

noted the several erratic

driving movements the vehicle

was making. A traffic

stop was conducted and

the officer spoke with the

driver, identified as Han.

While speaking with the

driver, the officer immediately

detected the strong

odor of an alcoholic beverage

emanating from within

the vehicle. In addition,

he observed the driver’s

eyes to be bloodshot and

glossy. On the driver’s

side floorboard the officer

also observed a travel

size bottle of mouth wash

and what appeared to

be vomit on the driver’s

shoes. Han was asked to

exit the vehicle and perform

some standard field

sobriety tests to determine

her ability to drive. Based

on Han’s driving, the officer’s

observations of her

driving, and her performance

during tests, she

was placed under arrest for

driving under the influence

of alcohol. Han was transported

to the Public Safety

Building where she was

processed and requested

to submit to a chemical

breath test, which detected

her BAC at .107. Han was

released on bond and given

a December court date.

Nov. 4

• David L. Christenson,

36, of Milwaukee, Wisc.,

has been charged with

speeding and driving while

license suspended. An officer

conducting speed

enforcement on Route 41

at 12:49 a.m. observed a

red Ford Fiesta driving

80 mph in a posted 55

mph zone. A traffic stop

was conducted and police

made contact with the

driver, Christenson. When

officers checked Christenson’s

driving history, they

discovered his driver’s license

was suspended. He

was arrested and charged.

Christenson was transported

to the Public Safety

Building where he was

processed, released on

bond and given a December

court date.

Lake Bluff

Oct. 29

• A resident called dispatch

at 12:47 p.m. to

report that a man was on

her roof looking into her

second-story window. She

had called the owner of the

rental property and they

stated that no work was

scheduled. The person left

behind a business card and

officer contacted the company

and it was determined

that the employee was sent

to East Sheridan Road, but

mistakenly responded to

East Sheridan Place. Officer

explained the incident

to the complainant and the

landlord. No other police

service was requested.

Oct. 31

• Officer assisted a resident

at the Public Safety Building

with a possible identity

theft. Complainant stated

she received a phone call

earlier in the morning and

the male with an accent

stated he was with the Social

Security Administration

and needed her Social

Security number. Officer

advised complainant that

the call was a scam and

directed her to websites

assisting in monitoring her

Social Security number.

No other police service

was requested.

Nov. 1

• An officer conducted a

traffic stop on West Scranton

Avenue at Rockland

Avenue. The driver of the

vehicle took off running

from the scene and officers

were unable to locate the


• Police were dispatched

to West Sheridan Place

for a report of a deceptive

practice. The complainant

said that a fake check for

approximately $2,700 was

issued against her account.

She needed a report for the

bank to investigate the issue.


Lake Forest Leader’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

at the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff Police Departments. Individuals

named in these reports

are considered innocent

of all charges until proven

guilty in a court of law.


Application for recreational

marijuana dispensary

heading to vote

An application for

Northbrook’s first recreational

marijuana dispensary

is moving forward.

The Northbrook Plan

Commission instructed

village staff to prepare a

resolution recommending

approval of an application

filed by Greenhouse Group

LLC as the potential lessee

of the property located at

755 Skokie Blvd. during

its Nov. 5 regular meeting.

Commissioners conducted

their second public

hearing on the application

during the meeting. The

commission held its first

review of the proposal

during its Oct. 15 meeting,

where almost two dozen

members of the public

spoke during the publiccomment

portion. Commissioners

considered all

elements of the application

Oct. 15 except a text

amendment to allow adultuse

cannabis dispensaries

as special-permit uses in

Northbrook. At that time,

Village trustees had not yet

determined their opinions

on the matter.

Members of the commission


agreed that the applicant’s

requested relief was appropriate

at that meeting.

The Village Board of

Trustees then unanimously

voted Oct. 22 to allow special-use

permits to be issued

for recreational marijuana

dispensaries in the

C-2, C-3, C-4 and C-5 districts,

but not in downtown

Northbrook. With the Village

Board’s approval, the

Plan Commission was then

able to consider all parts of

Greenhouse Group’s application.

The current proposal

calls for a renovation of

the existing 9,938-squarefoot

building at 755 Skokie

Blvd., which used to house

the Rehabilitation Institute

of Chicago and has long

been vacant. According

to the board packet, the

applicant is proposing to

completely renovate the

Please see NFYN, 15

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LFCDS honors veterans

Submitted Content

On Wednesday, Nov. 6,

more than 400 Lake Forest

Country Day School

students, faculty and staff,

as well as city officials and

veterans, gathered in the

school’s Atrium for the annual

Veterans Day event,

one of the school’s most

treasured traditions.

“This is a time to come

together as a community to

celebrate the courageous

women and men who ensure

we live our lives in

freedom,” Head of School

Joy Hurd said.

The ceremony began

with the posting of the

flags by the Lake Forest

American Legion Post

264 Color Guard and the

school’s eighth-grade

Boy Scouts who led the

group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The third-grade

students led the singing

of the “Star Spangled

Banner,” and five Upper

School student trumpeters

played “Taps.” In addition

to eighth-grade students

sharing reflections on their

visit to Washington D.C.

earlier this fall, the special

guest speakers were U.S.

Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-

10), and Retired U.S. Navy

Capt. James D. Hawkins.

Schneider noted that

veterans come from all

walks of life and form the

very fabric of our country,

and he expressed deep

gratitude for their service.

Hawkins reminded those

assembled that veterans’

families also play an invaluable

role in ensuring

each service member’s

success. He asked the

students to remember to

thank the families as well

as the veterans themselves.

Elijah Larson, a student at Lake Forest Country Day

School, expresses his gratitude to veterans from

McKinlock Post 264 on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the

school’s Veterans Day ceremony. Photos Submitted

To close the ceremony,

fourth-grade students sang

a rousing rendition of “Fifty

Nifty United States,”

then all of the students

turned to face the veterans

in attendance and sang

“Thank You, Soldiers”

with overwhelming emotion.

As students filed out

of the Atrium and back to

class, they shook the veterans’

hands, and offered

their heartfelt and sincere


“The LFCDS Veterans

Day Assembly is the most

moving ceremony I’ve witnessed

in all of my years in

education,” said Hurd. “It is

a tradition that is reflective

of many of the School’s

core values including partnership,

responsibility, and

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The school’s goal is to

deliver a diverse and rich

educational experience

grounded in rigorous academics,

arts, athletics, and

social-emotional learning

while producing students

who are responsible citizens

of the world.

“From our two-yearold

program through our

eighth grade, we are dedicated

to providing our

students with a hands-on

learning environment that

prepares them to be critical

thinkers, innovative problem

solvers, and effective

communicators, “ said

Hurd. “Today I believe we

were successful in communicating

our immense

gratitude to all those who

have served and continue

to serve our country.”






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Bernie’s Book Bank featured on Highland Park art wall


The Teich family, Lake Forest

Slimy is a fancy, telescope

goldfish—aptly named for his

protruding eyes and keen

ability to identify celestial

objects. Slimy spends the

large majority of his time

exploring the vast depths

of his tank, and surprisingly shies away from time

outside of his tank (despite the ever-present,

potential adventures beckoning to him from just

outside of his tank). Our daddy is in charge of

cleaning Slimy’s tank, feeding him, and generally

caring for him. We brought Slimy into our home

when he was just a babe, and now he is a mature

and very healthy goldfish.

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Submitted Content

Bernie’s Book Bank was

recently the featured nonprofit

organization on the

Ruth Fell Wander Community

Art Wall at First

Bank of Highland Park.

The Lake Bluff-based

Bernie’s was featured

through the month of October.

The community art wall

was created in 2002 in

memory of First Bank of

Highland Park Director

Ruth Fell Wander. The art

wall showcases artwork

from local nonprofit organizations

and provides

visibility to the various

resources and services offered

throughout the community.

“It is an honor for Bernie’s

Book Bank to be featured

on the Ruth Fell Wander

Community Art Wall,”

said Brian Floriani, founder

and chief advancement officer

of Bernie’s. “First

Bank of Highland Park

has been huge supporter of

our mission since the very

beginning. We’re grateful

for their ongoing generosity

in the form of volunteer

hours, donated children’s

books, monetary investment

and much more.”

Throughout the month

of October, First Bank of

Highland Park collected

Bernie’s Book Bank was featured on the Ruth Fell

Wander Community Art Wall in Highland Park through

October. Photo Submitted

gently-used children’s

books to support Bernie’s

Book Bank.

Founded in 2009, Bernie’s

Book Bank collects

books that are provided to

at-risk children across the

Chicagoland area.

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Thousands raised for Mothers Trust Foundation

Submitted Content

Supporters of the Mothers Trust

Foundation got “their bling on”

last month at the annual BASH and

raised $51,000 in the process.

Colored glowing lights, cocktail

concoctions and an amazing band

elevated the fun on Oct. 12 as attendees

“lit up the night” to light the path

of opportunity and bring hope to the

families and children in Lake County

who are served by MTF.

The night would not have been

possible without the generosity of

more than 30 local businesses providing

food and libations. Guests

were treated to nine unique signature

cocktails and appetizers from

local hot spots; Scotty’s, Maevery

Public House, Chiefs Pub,

OTooles, The Shanty, Salt Creek

Taco, 28 Mile Vodka & Distillery

and Ravinia Brewing Co., PRP

Wines & Constellation Brands.

Savory delights provided by Kenny

Karnazes, Uncle Joey’s Italian

Street Food & Authentico as well

as sweets from Gail’s Brownies,

Long Grove Confectionary, Nothin

Bundt Cakes/Deerfield and a magnificent

birthday cake from Gerhards

Elegant European Desserts

of Lake Forest.

A special thank you to Fields Auto

Group for their “Top Shelf” Sponsorship

as well as Lake Forest Dental,

Garrett Brands, Upscale Rummage

& Warehouse Furniture, 1st Bank

of Highland Park, Webb Financial

Group, Lesser, Lutrey, Pasquesi &

Howe LLP, the Riedel Family and

Karl & Jennifer Lorenz, Summer

Classics, 4 Sure Entertainment and

Melaine Rubin.

Since 1998, Mothers Trust Foundation

has provided immediate assistance

to low-income children and

youth of Lake County. Among the

ways MTF supports children include

clothing and school uniforms, car

seats and safety equipment, summer

camp, athletic and enrichment activities,

medical needs and educational


MTF works directly with social

workers to provide assistance when

other resources are not available,

Lori Lennon (from left), Leslie

Gantos, Loan Riedel and Nadine

Shepard pose while enjoying

themselves at the Mothers Trust

Foundation BASH on Oct. 12. The

fundraiser brought in $51,000 for

MTF. Photos Submitted

often providing funding within 48

hours approval.

For more information the impact

of MTF and how you can help, visit

our website at www.motherstrustfoundation.org.

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Schneider gives legislative update to area chambers

Peter Kaspari, Editor

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider

gave a legislative update

in Lake Forest on

Friday, Nov. 8 at the Lake

Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber

of Commerce’s Multi-

Chamber Luncheon.

The Democrat from

Deerfield, who represents

Illinois’ 10th Congressional

District, spoke to

Chamber members from

Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff, as well as those

from Highland Park and

the GLMV (Green Oaks,

Libertyville, Mundelein,

Vernon Hills) Chamber of


Schneider stressed the

importance of small businesses.

“Small business is the

heartbeat of our economy,”

he said. “There’s

now more than 30 million

small businesses in the


While he said small

businesses are important,

something that Schneider

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of our economy. There’s

now more than 30 million small

businesses in the country.”

-U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider

20 years ago.

“I want to try, and my

colleagues, Republican

and Democrat, we’re

looking for ways on the

Small Business Committee

to energize that entrepreneurship


he said, adding that they

want to promote the

American “can do” spirit

and that there’s nothing

the country can’t do.

Schneider said there

are four keys to economic

success, including having

a business model and partnerships

with local, state

and federal agencies.

Access to capital is also

important, as well as a stable

business and political


“Businesses thrive on

predictability,” Schneider

said. “If we can provide

that predictability, then

especially small businesses,

farm businesses, entrepreneurs,

can make their

decisions whether or not

to make that leap, make

that investment.”

Schneider also highlighted

bipartisan legislation

that the United States

House has passed that he

believes will help small

businesses. This includes

the Secure Act, which

Schneider said will “provide

small businesses and

the self-employed plan for


Another piece of legislation

that is currently

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) speaks during the Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff Chamber of Commerce Multi-Chamber Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 8. Peter

Kaspari/22nd Century Media

being discussed in Washington

is the U.S./Mexico/Canada


or USMCA, which is the

successor to the North Atlantic

Free Trade Agreement,


“This is something

where there is desire to

get to yes on all sides,” he

said. “Democrats, Republicans,

House, Senate.”

Right now discussions

are ongoing to alleviate

everyone’s concerns, and

Schneider is hopeful it

will be voted on before

the end of the year.

Schneider also answered

some questions

from the audience.

One question was about

the 2017 tax code revision,

which included a

state and local tax cap,

which the speaker said is

hurting local property values.

Schneider, who voted

against the 2017 bill, said

he’s part of a working

group that is working on

legislation to fix that issue

with the law.

“We’re trying to find

that compromise and path

forward,” Schneider said.

Another question was

about how to attract businesses

to Illinois.

Schneider said infrastructure

is important to

help bring businesses to

town, as is building strong


“(It’s) creating a climate

that welcomes businesses

that has an expectation of

those businesses to be a

part of our communities,”

he said.

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Lake Forest Book Store celebrates 70 years in business

Peter Kaspari, Editor

The Lake Forest Book

Store, one of the most

well-known local businesses

in Lake Forest, has

been celebrating a milestone

anniversary this year.

In 1949, 70 years ago,

the book store opened its

doors on Western Avenue

in downtown Lake Forest.

And while the location

has changed twice since its

initial opening, the Lake

Forest Book Store is still a

major presence on Western

Avenue, providing a wide

book selection, a staff who

can help with book recommendations,

and a place to

visit with favorite authors

when they come to town

for book discussions.

Eleanor Thorn has been

the book store’s owner for

the past seven years.

“It was opened by a

group of women who

decided that Lake Forest

needed a book store,”

Thorn said. “There was,

I think around 10-12 of

them. We opened in 1949

and ever since then, it’s

always been owned by


Many of the women

have lived locally as well,

she added.

Thorn believes there are

many qualities that set the

Lake Forest Book Store

apart from other book


“It’s a neighborhood

book store,” she said. “We

live here, we work here, so

we know our customers,

their friends, their neighbors.

We get to know everybody,

and we give them

a personal experience.”

Often times, visitors

to the store will come in

without any idea of what

type of book they might

want to buy, but after

Lake Forest Book Store employee Beth Mynhier (left)

speaks with customer Lee Gantz, of Lake Forest.

Lake Forest Book Store owner Eleanor Thorn rings up a

customer during the store’s 70th anniversary party.

Cecilia Reformado, 2, of Lake Forest, browses the card

collection at the Lake Forest Book Store.

speaking with a staff member,

they’ll end up with a

recommendation, or maybe

more than one.

“The girls are so wellread,”

Thorn said of her

staff. “I think that they can

recommend any book to

anybody, whether they’re

readers or non-readers.

“There’s always something

to give. It becomes

a personal experience in


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people choose to shop

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Donations encouraged this holiday season

Peter Kaspari, Editor

As the holiday season

approaches, the Lake

County Community Foundation

is encouraging

people to be generous and

to donate to worthwhile

causes throughout the


There are two days in

particular the foundation

is encouraging donations

on; National Philanthropy

Day, which is Friday, Nov.

15, and Giving Tuesday,

which is Dec. 3 this year.

Maggie Morales, executive

director of the Lake

County Community Foundation,

said National Philanthropy

Day is a time to

celebrate generosity.

“That’s really what

makes our communities

a better place,” she said.

“It’s not just about celebrating

peoples’ financial

commitments to the communities

or the organizations

that they support, but

also peoples’ generosity

with their time and creativity

and their love for

the community.”

Giving Tuesday, which

is held the Tuesday after

Thanksgiving, is a day

where families are encouraged

to donate locally.

Morales said, in Lake

County, residents are encouraged

to donate to local

nonprofits who participate

in the day.

This time of year typically

sees an increase in


“Especially in the giving

season and over the

holidays, people are thinking

about others and it’s a

great opportunity to really

reflect on the impact that

your individual giving has

in your own community,”

Morales said. “Whether

it’s your church community

or your school or your


“I think these days are

special because it gives us

a space to kind of pause

and reflect on the value

that generosity has in making

our community a better


She added the Lake

County Community Foundation

is a resource to help

people make sure their

donations get to the right


“When you give to an

organization like ours,

you’re giving in an amplified

way,” she said. “Because

it’s not just about

your one gift – it’s about

the pooled impact. The

sum is greater than all of

its parts.”

Morales said oftentimes,

people may not think a donation

such as $25 makes

a difference, but when it’s

combined with other donations,

it does make an impact.

She encouraged everyone

to be generous.

“It’s something we need

to be instilling in our children

from an early age so

they understand the power

and importance of generosity

and that that is truly

what makes a difference,”

she said. “No matter what

level of generosity you’re

able to provide. It’s the

fact that you’re being generous

that’s going to make

the impact.”

There’s especially a

need for generosity in

Lake County. Morales said

she’s noticed the need increase,

especially over the

past year.

“We typically receive

nearly 30 grant proposals,”

she said. “This year

was almost 60.”

And if people can’t donate

their money, Morales

said there are other ways

to donate, including volunteering

time and creativity.

“Even opting to volunteer

at a one-time event is

better than not doing anything,”

she said.

For more information,

visit lakecountycf.org.

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LB Garden Club celebrates

member’s 100th birthday

Submitted Content

Longtime Lake Bluff

Garden Club member

Barbara Stuessy recently

celebrated her 100th birthday

with the help of some

fellow club members.

The celebration included

a party at Lake

Forest Place, where she

has resided since 2014.

The lovely luncheon was

hosted by her stepson,

Tod Stuessy, and his wife,

Patty, from Columbus,

Ohio. Family, friends and

Lake Bluff Garden Club

members and Lake Forest

staff members were in attendance.

Sitting in her wheelchair

in a stylish navy

pant outfit with a beautiful

embroidered silk

shawl, her eyes twinkled

as she accepted greeting,

congratulations and

cards from guests as they

entered. She was particularly

delighted to greet the

garden club members who

wore their traditional garden

club aprons.

Stuessy has lived

through a great deal of

history in her lifetime.

Born in 1919 at the end

of World War I during

the Paris Peace Conference,

she and her husband

Haydn moved from

Waukegan to Lake Bluff

in 1961. She was an active

community member during

her 53-year residence

on Moffett Lane, devoting

much of her time to the

Lake Bluff Garden Club,

which she joined in 1962.

She served as president

from 1967-1969 and remained

an active member

for 52 years. In 2014,

she reigned as the Grand

Marshall in the Lake Bluff

Fourth of July parade

representing the Garden


Members visit her regularly,

bringing her photos

and news of the club and

community. Her family

and friends agree that

her secret to longevity

lies in her gentle nature

and her unique ability to

shower love and kindness

on those whose lives she


Barbara Stuessy (front) recently celebrated her 100th birthday with fellow members

of the Lake Bluff Garden Club. Stuessy joined the club in 1962 and was an active

member for 52 years. Photo Submitted

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Highland Park native Jim Murphy is acknowledged in the crowd at the Daniel Murphy

Scholarship Fund’s annual gala, Sept. 28, in Chicago. Photo submitted

Lake Forest man’s charity raises more

than $1.5 million at annual gala

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In a room filled with

supporters and donors of

the Daniel Murphy Scholarship

Fund, Jim Murphy,

a co-founder of the scholarship

organization sat

proudly, watching as the

organization raised more

than $1.5 million to help

fund private high school

education for students.

Murphy, a Highland

Park native who graduated

from Wilmette’s

Loyola Academy personally

felt the impact of a

private high school education.

He believes that by attending

Loyola Academy,

he was able to receive a

better education, which

helped further him in his

life. He wanted to be able

to offer that opportunity

to other children who are

beginning to think about

Donors Justin (from left) and Erin Foley, of Lake Forest,

smile with fellow donors Brian and Colleen Gelber, of

Winnetka at the event.

the high schools they may

want to attend.

“They’ve worked hard

to get into the position

where they could use a

better education,” Murphy


So 30 years ago, Murphy,

along with his brother,

Lake Forest resident

Robert Murphy, founded

the Daniel Murphy Scholarship

Fund, naming it after

their father — the man

who afforded the brothers

the opportunity to attend a

private high school.

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Highland Park High

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Lake Bluff History Museum

Christmas Home Tour is fast approaching

Adrienne Fawcett

Lake Bluff History Museum

The holiday season

doesn’t begin in

October when

Target says so, at least not

in Lake Bluff. Here the

kickoff is the Lake Bluff

History Museum Christmas

Home Tour, which

includes homes that span

110 years.

The Dec. 8 tour is the

museum’s biggest fundraiser,

supporting efforts

to digitize the collection

and mount exhibits. Museum

board member Penny

Marsh has co-chaired

the tour since it began in


“People tell me the

Christmas Home Tour

puts them in the holiday

spirit,” said Marsh. “It’s

a good way to see how

others are decorating, and

it’s fun to see people you

haven’t seen in a while.”

The tour is also a great

resource for interior

design, as the work of

several local decorators

will be featured, including

Soledad Zitzewitz

Interiors, Vicki Lidstrom

of Leggy Bird Designs,

and Jory Cathlina of Hazel

James Home.

The tour includes a Victorian

from the early 20th

century, a stone gatehouse

from just before the Great

Depression, a mid-century

farmhouse, and new construction

from the 20teens.

The 1955 home is a

three-story farmhouse

that was renovated in a

totally unexpected way.

Its exterior is typical of

a beautiful farmhouse,

with white board-andbatten

siding, shutters and

an intense blue entrance

door. Inside, rooms radiate

from a circular atrium of

double height in the heart

of the home. White, black

and different shades of

wood are the basics of this

home, with other colors

such as grass green, teal

and blue.

The circa-1905 Victorian

looks like it could be

the setting of a Hollywood

Christmas movie, with

its wrap-around porch,

original oak paneling, cutglass

windows and crown

molding – not to mention

the old-fashioned Santa

in the turret window. The

connection to Hollywood

has merit: The home was

built by a major player in

the vaudeville circuit who

went on to start one of the

Big Five movie studios in

Hollywood’s Golden Age.

The 1925 stone gatehouse

feels very British—

because it is; it even has

a stone-walled courtyard

that feels like a secret

garden. It was built on the

grounds of a Tudor-style

English summer estate

and is now a modernized

single-family home with

steeply pitched roofs;

rough-cut stone walls and

chimneys; recessed windows

with stone surrounds

and mullions; and a center

two-story front gable.

Another home on the

tour is sometimes referred

to as Lake Bluff’s Barbie

Dream House due to its

light pink color. Built in

2014, the sun-filled beach

house was on the tour a

few years ago and returns

this year to showcase

the next phase of its

evolution: a lower-level

decorated at one end as

a speak-easy with black

lacquered walls and at the

other end as a teen-age rec

room with a sport court

for practicing hockey.

One thing the homes on

the tour have in common:

all will be dressed up in

their holiday finery.

The Lake Bluff History

Museum Christmas Home

Tour takes place on Dec. 8

from 1 to 4 p.m. – purchase

tickets at lakebluffhistory.org/events.

Adrienne Fawcett is marketing

manager of the Lake

Bluff History Museum. With

her husband, Don, she raised

three children (now in their

teens and 20s), who love

coming home to Lake Bluff.


From Page 11

online instead of going out to

their locally-owned businesses,

Thorn said the book store

has had to adapt.

When she took over as

owner in October 2013, Thorn

realized that she could make

some changes to help improve

the products the book store offered.

One of the additions she

made to the book store was

offering stationary. That filled

a void that was left when Helanders

Stationers closed in

2016 after more than 90 years

in business.

Thorn also went a step further.

After the local toy store

closed, she decided to offer a

selection of toys in the book

store for the children that

shopped with their families.

The Lake Forest Book Store

sells small gifts as well.

“That is the only way independent

stores right now could

survive, by diversification of

what they sell,” Thorn said.

But she’s quick to add that

the book store will never forget

its roots, and continues to

offer a wide selection of books

in a variety of genres.

“Of course, my primary

responsibility is to have the

books that people want,” she

said. “And I don’t think I’ve

compromised that at all.”

In 2016, three years after

Thorn took over ownership

of the book store, it moved to

its current location at 662 N.

Western Ave., No. 1951.

The book store has had three

locations overall in Lake Forest,

but all three of them have

been on Western Avenue.

“I loved the opportunity for

growing the size of the store,”

she said. “And the windows

were absolutely beautiful and

we can showcase things better.”

The move also made it possible

to more clearly divide the

children and adult sections of

the store. One side of the store

is entirely dedicated to children

and young adult books.

Thorn likes to think of the

Lake Forest Book Store as a

“one-stop shop,” especially

during the holiday season

when people are doing their


She also hopes that the book

store continues to grow with

the help of the community.

“We’re lucky that we have

such good community support,”

she said. “And I pray

that Amazon doesn’t take over

the world and that the younger

generation continues with the

actual physicality of touching

things and being in a store

and having an experience and

talking to people about what

books they like instead of just

ordering online.”

Thorn also thanked the book

store’s customers for all their

support over the years.

“I want to thank the community

and the support of everyone

who shops here,” she

said. “And I hope we’re here

for another 70 years. I can’t do

it without them.”


From Page 13

school, and worked “various blue

collar jobs” to able to afford his

sons’ education.

“It was just something he wanted

to do,” Murphy said.

Throughout its history, the organization

has awarded scholarships

to more than 2,600 students. The

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

currently services 460 students

in 80 different schools, according

to Murphy. He said each year

the organization receives between

1200-1400 applications, which are

whittled down through a lengthy

interview process.

“We try to put [these kids] in the

best places,” Murphy said.

The organization receives donations

from “thousands” of donors,

according to Murphy, which helps

to sustain the fund and continue to

put students through private high


“We quickly found out we have

an interesting model that people

liked,” Murphy said. “We raised

money from thousands of donors

all year.”

At the organization’s annual

gala, held Sept. 28 at the Revel

Fulton Market in Chicago’s West

Loop, more than $1.5 million was

raised. The event was chaired by

donors Mike and Lindy Keiser, and

honored donors Loretta and Bob


“I’m proud of what a great job

that the people who are running it

today are doing,” Murphy said.

He served as president for the

first nine years of the organization,

and now Jim and Robert Murphy

have left the organization in other

hands while Jim is employed in

Chicago and Robert is employed in


But they’re still proud of the connection

that the organization has

with their father.

“My father was a wonderful man

that understood the value of hard

work and education,” Murphy said.

“I felt it was the right thing to do, to

start it and put it in his name. Sure

enough, it’s grown beyond our

wildest expectations, and I think

it will be around for a long, long


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Every town needs a local book store

Peter Kaspari


There’s something

magical about book


I don’t know what it is,

but every time I go into a

book store, I have to look

around the entire shop,

sometimes multiple times.

Most of the time, I don’t

even have something specific

I’m looking for. I just

really enjoy getting lost in

the book store and seeing


From Page 6

inside of the structure to

create two distinct zones

within the building: a publicly

accessible zone for

retail area and communal

activity space; and a private,

restricted area for

back-of-house business.

Reporting by Martin Carlino,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at NorthbrookTower-



Annual Wilmette scout

pancake breakfast teaches

valuable life skills

Pancakes, sausage and

coffee may have been

the focus of the 73rd Annual

Boy Scout/Girl Scout

Troop 5/Crew 5 Pancake

Breakfast held on Nov.

2, but the real icing on

the cake was the valuable

what I can find.

And while I love all

book stores, locallyowned

ones have a special

charm to them. Maybe it’s

the fact that the people

working in the book

store are usually from the

community. Maybe it’s

because local book stores

seem to have a collection

of books that you can’t

find anywhere else. Either

way, every time I see a

locally-owned book store,

I have to check it out.

I recently stepped foot

inside the Lake Forest

Book Store for the first

time. While my main

purpose there was to cover

an assignment, I was soon

approached by owner Eleanor

Thorn and told that

this year was the store’s

70th anniversary.

life skills troop members

gained while feeding almost

1,000 people.

Held at First Presbyterian

Church, the long-standing

event is the troop’s

largest fundraiser, meaning

yearlong adventures

remain possible. Proceeds

from the breakfast fund

highly anticipated trips to

camps including Philmont

Scout Ranch in New Mexico

and Sea Base Scout

Camp near St. Thomas.

Along with scouts earning

their chance to participate

in such adventures,

the act of hosting an event

of this magnitude, from

start to finish, is a learning

lesson in and of itself.

“Teamwork, leadership

skills, organization, preparing

and planning are all part

of what the breakfast teaches

the troop,” Scoutmaster

Ray Macika said. “Each

member must sell a certain

That weekend, I went

to the book store to

take pictures of people

browsing the shelves for

their favorite books, but

I also did some browsing

myself. I ended up buying

two books for myself,

and the funny thing was,

neither book was one that

I was specifically looking

for – both of them just

grabbed my attention.

I’ve only been covering

Lake Forest for three

months, but in that short

amount of time, I’ve

quickly learned how much

the community loves the

Lake Forest Book Store.

It’s evident in the fact that,

during the events I’ve

covered at the book store,

it’s been filled with people

of all ages. It’s evident in

the fact that, every week,

there is at least one big

amount of tickets, so the

prep work begins months

before the actual event.”

go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The number of years the Lake

Forest Book Store has been in

business. Full story on Page 11.

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event going on at the book

store, usually an author

talk. And it’s especially

evident in the fact that it’s

been around for 70 years.

Seventy years is a long

time. And it’s clear that

the community continues

to support the Lake

Forest Book Store. Times

change, and Eleanor told

me that she’s had to adapt

to the changing times in

different ways. But people

still have a love for it, and

one of those people that

recently discovered his

love for it is yours truly.

Congratulations on 70

years on business, Lake

Forest Book Store! And

I agree with Eleanor; I

too hope that, 70 years

from now, you’ll still be

around selling books to

the people of Lake Forest

and beyond.

Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full story

at WilmetteBeaconDaily.com.

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Arifi brothers elevate family recipes at Bobby’s Deerfield, Page 21

Gorton debuts documentary on paralyzed

musician, Page 19

Norman Malone,

subject of the






Sunday, Nov. 10,

at the Gorton


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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


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Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 1 day ago

Unlikely musician finds an audience at Gorton

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

To say that the human

spirit is resilient and

that you can pursue your

dreams at any age sound

like common clichés. However,

when you meet someone

who wholly embodies

these life lessons, they suddenly

take on a profound


The documentary-inprogress,


Pianist,” introduces us to

Norman Malone, who at 82

years old is finally fulfilling

his childhood dream,

having overcome daunting


The Gorton Community

Center held a screening and

panel discussion about the

film on Sunday, Nov. 10, to

a sold-out audience in the

John and Nancy Hughes

Theater. “Left-Handed Pianist”

is a production of Kartemquin

Films, the awardwinning


nonprofit film organization,

and this presentation was

the final 2019 installment

of the “Kartemquin Presents”

series at Gorton.

“Their documentaries

are so thought-provoking,”

said Jamie Hall, director of

film for Gorton. “It’s amazing

to be involved with


This event included the

screening of a demo trailer

and excerpts from the

film, a live piano performance

by Malone and the

panel discussion featuring

Malone, Producer/Writer/

Arts Critic Howard Reich,

Producer and Lake Forest

resident Diane Quon, Director/Executive


Gordon Quinn and Director

Leslie Simmer. It was moderated

by Jason Stephens,

the film’s associate producer

as well as a lecturer

in the Arts, Entertainment

and Media Management

Department at Columbia

College Chicago.

Malone’s story, as told in

“Left-Handed Pianist,” is

that his musical talent had

emerged by the time he was

5 years old. His family had

a piano in their home from

early on where he practiced

his playing. Unfortunately,

his father suffered from

mental illness brought

on by the end stages of

syphilis and one evening

flew into a rage, attacking

10-year-old Norman and

his two younger brothers.

Their father committed suicide

following the attack on

his sons.

“The three of us weren’t

supposed to survive,”

Malone said in the film.

“But, we did.”

Norman’s father hit him

on the head with a hammer,

which left Norman

paralyzed on his right side.

After a long recovery in the

hospital through the spring

and summer of that year,

Malone resumed piano

playing using only his left

hand and foot. He searched

all over the south side of

Chicago for a piano teacher

who would accommodate

his disability, and finally

found one man, Lester

Mather, who was willing

“to take a chance on him,”

said Malone.

That early training and

desire led Malone to college

at DePaul University,

where he studied voice and

piano. He explained in the

panel discussion following

the film screening that

it took him nine years to

complete his degree because

he worked full-time

at the American Medical

Association and took classes

part-time. He did not

have a scholarship to pay

for his education, so he had

to fund it himself.

Classes in education

were required for his music

degree at DePaul, and

as a result, Malone felt inspired

to become a teacher.

However, one of his teachers

told him that he could

not be a teacher because

he was handicapped. She

told him he would not be

able to walk up and down

stairs to stages and stand

up in front of classes. That

came as a real blow to his

plans and self-esteem as he

approached his graduation.

Nonetheless, he did not

let it keep him down for

long. It just made him more

determined, and he did become

a music teacher in

the Chicago Public Schools

for 34 years. Lincoln Park

High School was among

the schools where he taught

and led an award-winning

student choir.

Several years after

Malone’s retirement, Chicago

Tribune Arts Critic

Howard Reich learned

about his piano playing

from a chance encounter.

Reich was joined at a restaurant

before a concert by

two of Malone’s apartment

building neighbors who

told Reich about Malone’s

skillful piano playing. That

led to an introduction between

Reich and Malone.

Reich then discovered

that Malone had been practicing

piano concertos written

specifically for the left

hand for years by Brahms,

Prokofiev, Bartok, Britten,

and his favorite piece,

Maurice Ravel’s “Piano

Concerto for the Left

Hand.” He had never told

his students or colleagues

in the schools about this or

about how he had become


Reich wrote a series of

Norman Malone, of Chicago, performs for the audience Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Gorton

Community Center. Malone was paralyzed in an attack when he was a child and

plays with only his left hand. Photos by Alex Newman/22nd Century Media

articles on Malone for the

Chicago Tribune in 2015,

which led to invitations for

Malone to perform. The

most significant of those

came from West Hartford,

Connecticut Symphony

Orchestra Music Director

Richard Chiarappa asking

Malone to play the Ravel

piano concerto with them

in 2016. It would be the

first time Malone, who was

79 at the time, ever publicly

played with an orchestra.

Kartemquin began filming

this story with that

2016 performance when

Reich suggested to Quon

that this could be made into

a documentary, which they

expect complete in early

2020. The plan is to submit

it to a few film festivals and

hopefully also to PBS for


“It’s a deeper dive about

how music inspires us,”

said Simmer.

“By the time we’re done,

we’ll have all these parallel

stories,” said Quinn,

referring to a part about

Chicagoan Norman Malone, who was paralyzed in an

attack when he was a child, gives a piano concert with

only his left hand.

Malone’s piano teacher

Mather and the importance

of arts programming in

public schools.

For his performance at

Gorton, Malone played

parts of the Ravel concerto,

a ragtime piece for left

hand that he commissioned

from a contemporary composer

and a piece written

by another composer for

his daughter.

The audience included

one of Malone’s brothers

and three of his former students,

who were all mentioned

during the Q&A

portion of the panel discussion.

“Music programs [in

public schools] have been

cut back. It’s a tragedy,”

said Malone.

More information about

the documentary and how

to financially contribute to

its production is available

at normanmalonefilm.com.

20 | November 14, 2019 | The lake forest leader FAITH


Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church

(680 West Deerpath, Lake Forest)

Mid-week Bible Study

Join us for mid-week

Bible Study each Wednesday

from 10-11 a.m. in the

Adult Forum Room. The

Parables of Jesus are being

studied. The Lord’s Supper

is offered after each class.

Celebration Worship with


Weekly on Saturdays, 5

to 6 p.m.

Hogar de Fe, Our Hispanic

Worship Service

Hogar de Fe is Faith’s

Spanish-language church

service. Saturdays, 6:30 to

8 p.m.

Tuesday Tie’ers

9:30-11:30 a.m., second

and fourth Tuesday of the

month. No sewing experience

required! All are


Steeple Quilters

Weekly on Thursdays,

7:30 to 9 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

(700 Sheridan Road, Lake Forest)

Sight and Sound Tour of

the Casavant Organ by Dr.

Barry Wenger

Noon, Nov. 21. Have you

ever wondered how many

pipes the organ has or how

its magnificent tones come

to be? Barry will lead us

through a walk-about of

this majestic instrument

and explain some of its

interesting items of note

(no pun intended!). RSVP

at firstchurchlf.org/lunchand-learn

Thanksgiving Day Worship

10 a.m., Nov. 28. Annual

Community Worship

with St. James Lutheran

Church and Church of

the Holy Spirit, with Rev.

Luke Back of Church of

Dr. Gerald F. VerMeulen

Dr. Gerald F. VerMeulen, 88, of Lake Forest, IL, formerly of Norway, MI,

passed away onTuesday, November 5, 2019 at Bickford Independent

&Assisted Living Center in Bourbonnais, IL.

Dr.VerMeulen, known to friends and family as Jerry or Zule, was born

May 9, 1931 in Norway to the late Julius and Elsie (Vanden Heuvel)

VerMeulen. Jerry graduated from Norway High School, received his Doctor

of Veterinary Medicine with high honors from Michigan State University in 1955 and went on to start and own a

practice for 37 years. He married CarolA. Schulte on June 20, 1953, and had three children: MichaelVerMeulen,

William (Sylvia)VerMeulen, andAnn (Michael) O’Gorman.

Jerry was an avid Green Bay Packers and Cubs fan and enjoyed arguing with any Bears fan nearby. His grandchildren

will remember him for his sacred bowl of peanut butter M&Ms of which he always allowed them only two. He was

happiest at his farm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he enjoyed visiting with friends and family and

taking trips to the DeYoung Family Zoo.

He is survived by his sister Carola Moraka, son William (Sylvia)VerMeulen, daughterAnn (Michael) O’Gorman,

grandchildren Michael, Eileen, Nicole, Kevin andAllison; along with the many wonderful caretakers and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife Carol (Schulte), son MichaelVerMeulen, parents Julius and Elsie (Vanden Heuvel)

VerMeulen, and his sisters Lorraine and LaverneVerMeulen.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the DeYoung Family Zoo.

DeYoung Family Zoo, N5406 County Road 577, Wallace, MI 49893

the Holy Spirit preaching.

Wednesday Women’s Bible


9:45-11 a.m., Wednesdays

in the South Parlor.

Grace United Methodist Church

(244 East Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Boy Scouts

7-9 p.m. Mondays. Boy

Scout Troop 42 will meet

in Fellowship Hall.

Gentle Chair Yoga

3-3:30 p.m. Fridays,

Fellowship Hall. All welcome.

Bible Study

Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. We

are studying The Last

Week by Marcus Borg and

John Crossan. Join us.

Prayer Shawl Group


The Grace Prayer Shawl

Group meets the third

There will be a Memorial Open House on Saturday, November 9th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m at Rigo's Place,

164 N. Schuyler in Kankakee.All are invited to come celebrate.

A formal visitation will be held on Monday, November 11, from 12-1 p.m. at the

St. Mary's Church in Norway followed by the Mass of Christian Burial 1 p.m. at

St. Mary's Church with Fr. Michael Kowalewski, presiding.

Interment will follow at the Norway Township Cemetery.

Condolences to the family of Dr.VerMeulen may be expressed online at www.ortmanfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

Monday of every month at

1:00 p.m. at Panera Bread

in Lake Bluff. Anyone

who knows of a person

in need of a Prayer Shawl

may take one. Please contact

Susan Kenyon for

more information.

Women’s Support Group

The Women’s Support

Group will be meeting on

the second Thursday of

each month at 7 p.m. in

the Fireplace room. Our

support group is a group

of women that face challenging,

and, at times difficult

circumstances in our

daily lives. If you, a family

member, or friends (female

only please) that you

feel would benefit from

our group, please join us.

Church of St. Mary

(175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest)

Advent Wreath-Making


3-4:30 p.m., Nov. 30.

The Guild of St. Mary is

hosting an Advent wreathmaking

event at St. Mary’s

Upper Grade Center cafeteria.

St. Jude and St.

Elizabeth Circles invite

you to this family event to

create your Advent wreath.

Materials and instructions

will be provided by Lake

Forest Flowers. Attendees

are encouraged to bring

their own clippers to cut

greens. Refreshments are

available. The cost is $42

per family (one wreath).

To register, visit https://


org. Registration deadline

is Nov. 22.

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the

Church of St. Mary offers

Eucharistic Adoration following

the 8 a.m. Mass. A

rosary will be prayed each

week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at

7 p.m.

Christ Church of Lake Forest

(100 N. Waukegan Road)

Senior High Youth Group

7-9 p.m. Sundays. All

are welcome for a time

of worship, teaching and

fellowship. Friends are

encouraged to attend. For

more information, call

(847) 234-1001.

The Bridge Young Adults


7-9 p.m., every Wednesday.

All young adults are

welcome to join. For more

information, contact The-


Financial Peace University

6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays.

Financial Peace University

is designed to help

you achieve your financial

goals by showing you how

to eliminate debt and save

for the future. No matter

how much you make or

how much debt you may

or may not have, this class

is for you!

The Fraternity

6-7:30 a.m. Fridays.

The Fraternity is a weekly

gathering of men’s small

groups to explore what the

Bible says about life, faith

and ideas that matter to

men. It’s an effort to combine

relevant topics with

Bible-based content that’s

accessible yet challenging

for any man. Learn more:



Women on Wednesdays

9-11 a.m. Join with

other women on Wednesday

mornings. Visit the

Women’s page for current

topic and to register: http://



9:15-11:15 a.m.,

Wednesdays. Join us the

first three Wednesdays

of the month for MOPS

(Mothers of Preschoolers).


10:30-11:30 a.m., Sundays.

GIFT (Growing in

Faith Together) offers a

potpourri of teachings

from students and teachers,

lay people and ministry

leaders. Drop-ins welcome.

Christian Science Society

(Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest)

Testimony Meeting

7:30 p.m. first Wednesday

of each month. Come

to Gorton Center for

prayer, hymns, and readings

from the Bible, with

related passages from the

“Christian Science” textbook,

“Science and Health

with Key to the Scriptures”

by Mary Baker Eddy. Then

participants share their

own healings and inspiration.

For more information,

call (847) 234-0820

or email cssocietylakeforest@gmail.com.

Bible Blast

5-6 p.m. Sunday evenings.

Bible Blast is a family

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Brothers build on success with Bobby’s Deerfield

Martin Carlino

Contributing Editor

Perfection is a goal many

in the restaurant industry

consider unattainable.

But brothers Bobby and

Augie Arifi, owners of

Bobby’s Deerfield, have

been challenging that notion

for more than three


The two started working

together in the restaurant

industry in the 1980s,

and with the exception of a

six-month period, they’ve

been working together ever


Bobby and Augie’s first

joint masterstroke in the

industry was Glenviewfavorite

Cafe Lucci. The

brothers long hoped to

build off their success at

Cafe Lucci and open another

restaurant on the North


Seven years ago, they

struck a deal for the space

at 695 Deerfield Road, near

the intersection of Deerfield

and Waukegan roads,

and Bobby’s Deerfield was


It operates under the

same structure as Cafe

Lucci, with Bobby taking

care of front-of-the-house

responsibilities and Augie

running the kitchen.

And to them, that is perfection.

“From job to job, we’ve

gone together,” Augie said.

“We went to school together,

we live on the same

block still, we’re real tight.

“Me and Bobby really

have a special relationship

that a lot of people don’t


Augie called the transition

to Deerfield a “perfect

first step” and said the community

welcomed them

with open arms.

Although the cooking

style at Bobby’s is similar

to Cafe Lucci’s, according

to Augie, ownership’s

initial goal was to build a

menu that was vastly different

than its Glenview

counterpart. However,

feedback indicated dinners

at Bobby’s were eager for

some resemblance to Cafe


“We kept hearing Bobby’s

was nothing like Cafe

Lucci, so then we started

to bring back some of the

influences with the Italian

dishes (we offer here) for

the people who were used

to Cafe Lucci,” Augie said.

Augie described the current

menu as one “that is

extensive for a restaurant

of Bobby’s size” and one

“that features something

for everyone.”

Bobby’s routinely offers

three or four daily specials

that often make their way

into menu consideration

due to popularity from diners.

That presents management

with a challenge

when it reviews changes to

Bobby’s menu.

Augie estimates Bobby’s

menu changes two or three

times a year, with each update

more difficult than the


“There’s no dogs on the

menu,” Augie said, repeating

a common phrase

among those in the restaurant


“Almost all of our dishes

are good sellers,” Augie

continued. “It’s a good

feeling, but at times you

have to make some hard


Augie and Bobby are always

flexible to entertain

returns to the menu if they

find patrons are frequently

requesting a particular dish.

They’ll even make any dish

Bobby’s Deerfield

695 Deerfield Road,


(847) 607-9104

11 a.m.-10 p.m.


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

4 p.m.-11 p.m.


4-9 p.m. Sunday

that used to be on the menu

if they have the ingredients

on hand.

In addition to its wideranging

food menu, Bobby’s

also features an extensive

cocktail menu.

Augie described the bar

as a “liquid kitchen” and a

bar in which everything is

made in house.

Bobby’s makes its own

syrups and only uses freshsqueezed


“We invested a lot of

money in our bar and its

selection, and it has just

taken off immensely,” Augie


Bobby’s Deerfield, approximately

5,200 square

feet in size, seats about 160

guests in its interior dining

room, according to Tim Arifi,

chief financial officer of

Bobby’s Restaurant Group

and Bobby Arifi’s son. The

restaurant’s sizable bar area

seats dozens more and a

private room offers seating

for 40 more guests.

22nd Century Media

editors recently visited

Bobby’s to taste some of its

beloved specialities.

We started our visit with

the restaurant’s zucchini

and quinoa cakes ($13) appetizer


The cakes are served

with a tzatziki sauce, a micro-green

salad and extra

virgin olive oil.

We next tried out Bobby’s

gnocchi short rib ($17)

The signature burger ($15) features a 10-ounce chuck, brisket and short rib patty at

Bobby’s Deerfield, 695 Deerfield Road. Photos by Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media

dish, one of the menu options

that Augie said features

Cafe Lucci’s Italian

flair. The dish is made with

the restaurant’s homemade

gnocchi and served with

braised short rib ragout and

root vegetables.

Bobby’s signature burger

($15) was next up for a

taste. The burger features

a special blend of short

rib, brisket and chuck beef

made for Bobby’s Deerfield

by Allen Brothers, according

to Augie.

The 10-ounce burger

features gouda cheese, alfalfa

sprouts, tomato, red

onion, ketchup, mayo and

spicy brown mustard and is

served with hand-cut fries.

Bobby’s English pea

and shrimp risotto ($19),

the last entree we tasted, is

prepared with rock shrimp,

prosciutto di Parma, peas,

pea puree and pea tendril.

We ended our visit by

trying out the restaurant’s

sticky toffee cake ($9),

a popular dessert option

among guests.

Augie and Bobby recently

opened a Bobby’s location

in Lincoln Park, which

The English pea and shrimp risotto ($19) has rock shrimp,

prosciutto di parma, peas, pea puree and pea tendril.

The zucchini and quinoa cakes ($13) are topped with

tzatziki and a micro-green salad.

just celebrated its one-year

anniversary. There’s no

specific plans in the works

for another Bobby’s location

right now, but regardless

of where Bobby’s goes,

community will always be

an integral aspect of it.

“The most important

thing is that this is Deerfield’s

restaurant,” Augie


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Guys recap postseason football,

announce girls volleyball honors

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 second week of

playoff football. The guys

recap Loyola Academy

and Lake Forest playoff

football games, announce

girls volleyball Team 22

all-area teams and the

Girls Volleyball Coach

and Player of the Year,

preview another week of

postseason football and





■Nov. ■ 16 - IHSA Sectional

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■Nov. ■ 18 - at Vernon Hills,

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■Nov. ■ 20 - vs. Lake Forest

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■Nov. ■ 16 - at Highland

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■Nov. ■ 17 - hosts Evanston,

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Second Period

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■Nov. ■ 18 - hosts Maine, 8





■Nov. ■ 14 - hosts Latin, 6


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■Nov. ■ 18 - vs. Antioch at

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10 Questions

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Kreunen is a state qualifier

on the Lake Forest

girls cross-country team.

How did you get

started running crosscountry?

I didn’t do cross-country

freshman year, I thought

it would be way too much

running, but I did do

track, I ran the two-mile

a lot freshman year. A lot

of my friends from track

convinced me to do crosscountry.

What is your favorite

part of running crosscountry?

I really like running and

then the team was really

good, it’s a really supportive


What is the most

challenging part of

running cross-country?

Definitely the races,

definitely when our coach

is saying “20 minutes until

the start line,” that’s

when the anxiety kicks in.

During the race it always

hurts, it’s a challenge. I’ve

never had a race where I

wasn’t like “Oh my god, I

have to stop.” It’s a challenge

to push through.

Do you have any

pre-game rituals or


After I put my spikes on

I always use Tiger Balm,

it’s kind of like IcyHot, it

smells really good, it gets

me ready to race.

What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

ever gotten?

Probably from my crosscountry

coach now [Steve

Clegg], a lot of the times

during the races he’s just

like “Catch this girl, she’s

really close, you can get

here.” He always says stuff

like that, it really helps me

move up in races.

If you could play

another sport, what

would it be?

I feel like I’d play soccer.

Sometime I’ll do it for

fun with my brother, it’s

just fun chasing the ball


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Who is your favorite


[Glenbard West runner]

Katelynne Hart. I run at

state with her, that’s really

exciting. I think it’s really

inspiring because she’s in

high school too and she’s

really good, so that motivated

me a little bit. If

she can do it, then I can be

good too.

What’s your favorite

place to eat?

It’s actually Potbelly,

they have some really

good sandwiches, I go

there a lot before races.

If you won the lottery,

what’s the first thing

you would buy?

I would probably buy a

cabin in Wyoming because

it’s really pretty there and

I really like cabins, they’re

so cozy.

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anywhere in the

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you go?

Japan or Singapore. I

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like all the technology they

have in Japan, that would

be really cool to go there.

Interview by Sports Editor

Nick Frazier

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Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 5 days ago

School of St. Mary’s volleyball team wins league title

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

The School of St. Mary’s eighth-grade volleyball team poses with

the league trophy after the championship parade on Thursday,

Nov. 7. Photo submitted

The School of St. Mary’s

eighth-grade girls volleyball

team, according to coach Shawn

Edwards, has always been a

group of fighters.

That fight was on display in

the Catholic League Class AA

championship, where the Crusaders

defeated Our Lady of Perpetual

Help to win a league title

this season. SOSM celebrated

the team with a championship

parade on Thursday, Nov. 7.

“We’ve always been able

to come back even if we were

down,” Edwards said. “It was

kind of the hallmark of this team,

they had such great determination

and fight, they never ever

said they were going to quit.”

The Crusaders’ blue team,

which featured just seven girls,

went 10-1 in the regular season

while OLPH went 11-0. In the

championship game, the Warriors

came back to win the first set, before

St. Mary’s battled to win the

final two sets. It’s the first Class

AA title in the program’s history.

“I’m just really really proud

of these ladies and their accomplishment,”

Edwards said. “At

the end of it, our players, our parents,

everyone stormed the court,

they were all crying, it was a really

emotional thing. It was like

we won the NCAA championship,

it was amazing.”

According to Edwards, the

team’s motto all season was “Why

Not Us?”, a mindset that helped

lift the Crusaders to victory.

“It ended up resounding back

to us as players and coaches, that

we could do it,” Edwards said.

“Anything is possible.”

SOSM Volleyball Roster

Cami Edwrds

Gabriella Donato

Isabella Donato

Jacqueline Greene

Julia Liebelt

Sofia Rosinski

Talia Murphy

Shawn Edwards (head


Leslie Frantz (assistant


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LFHS flag football team

wins tournament

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

There’s plenty of excellent

teams at Lake Forest High School,

and that includes a Scouts intramural


Lake Forest’s flag football team

won an intramural tournament

hosted by the Chicago Bears on

Saturday, Nov. 2 at Halas Hall.

It’s the Scouts fourth time winning

the invitational since 2013.

Scouts coach Adam Mocogni

said this year’s team was especially

dedicated to coming away

victorious. On the first practice,

the team got together early on a

Saturday and did a walkthrough.

“To put it frankly, they would

not accept losing,” Mocogni said.

“[Coach Matt] Fiordirosa and I

could tell just from the beginning

that their attitude was a little different,

they were very determined

to win.”

After winning its first two

games, Lake Forest squared off

with Lemont in the title game, a

matchup Mocogni said was one

of the more exciting games the

LFHS Flag Football Roster

Connor Higgins

Andrew Crawford

Trevor Mower

Jacen Riedel

Michael Vallone

Shane Rodriguez

Alex Ignas

Anthony Ranallo

Alex Huddlestun

Alex Clark

Robby Gray

Mick Malanfant

Charlie Marx

Calvin McCarthy

Lucas Redding

Managers: Will Dee, Scott Notz

Scouts have ever played. Mocogni

said the two teams scored

four touchdowns in the final two

minutes in a back-and-forth affair.

In the end, Lake Forest scored on

a deep pass with about a minute

left, then the defense shut down

Lemont’s final drive to win.

The Scouts also won the Bears

tournament in 2013, 2015, and



From Page 29

Beach, a team tradition early on in

the season.

When the Scouts fell to Libertyville

in two sets in the sectional

semifinal, that message rang true.

“All of the girls, including the

coaches, we had these yellow ribbons

on our shirt to represent the

sunrise, to bring us back to the

moment we shared early in August,”

Rupnik said. “I think that

that really set the tone for our girls

to buy in, just giving it their best

everyday and enjoying what we

have together. Your time as an athlete

and your time in high school

is limited. Just having that mindset

going into the season helped

the girls really come close.”

The Scouts spent a lot of time

together outside of school this

year, even taking in a Northwestern

volleyball game together. The

tight-knit group will graduate seven

seniors, but the future is bright

for Lake Forest volleyball.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t

more that needs to be done in the


“Looking ahead at next year,

I’m excited about who’s returning,

but I also know that we have

a lot of work in store for us too,

to continue to be competitive

and just to grow in all positions,”

Rupnik said. ‘Volleyball is one of

those sports where you really have

to have strength everywhere, not

just at one place.”

That foresight is what made

Rupnik a great college volleyball

player. It’s also what makes her a

great volleyball coach.


From Page 29

that chemistry really helped us

turn it around this year.”

An excellent attacker in the

front row, Thrash was tasked

with leading the team while

handling increased expectations

to perform in game. Her

stats prove that she more than

rose to the occasion, racking

up 313 kills and 229 digs. She

also played in all 37 of Lake

Forest’s matches, resulting in a

28-9 campaign.

Most notably, Thrash saved

one of her best performances

for last, totaling 12 kills and 11

digs in the two-set regional final

win over McHenry.

When looking at her game,

Thrash notes her steadiness on

the court is a key factor in her

improved play.

“I think that my consistency

has definitely improved a lot

over the years,” Thrash said.

“This past season I was really


“She was just so consistent

for us to be that go-to player,”

Rupnik added. “That girl knows

how to put balls down, she really

gets the team excited. In

all aspects of the game, Alyssa

was such an important person

for us.”

It was a special season for

Thrash and the Scouts, whose

28 wins were more than the previous

two seasons combined.

Thrash knew this year’s squad

was different when the team

got together after tryouts and

shared their season-long goals.

The goals were big, but attainable.

“I think that’s when it really

hit me that this was a different

kind of team,” Thrash said.

Thrash has been playing volleyball

since she was 12 years

old and played club with Adversity

Volleyball based in Vernon

Hills. Despite having the talent

to compete at the collegiate level,

Thrash plans to focus more

on her academics and not play

volleyball in college.

That doesn’t mean she won’t

miss her three varsity seasons

with the Scouts, especially her

senior year.

“The Lake Forest volleyball

program means the world to me,

I absolutely adore it,” Thrash

said. “It taught me who I want

to be as a person, and it helped

me grew into what I wanted to

be as a person, I just think that’s

so important.”

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Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year

Rupnik leads Scouts to 28 wins,

regional title in first season

Girls Volleyball Player of the Year

Thrash’s consistent play guides

Scouts to turnaround season

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

A former defensive specialist

and team captain at

Lake Forest College, Tia

Rupnik excelled at preparing

for what opposing

teams would do. Knowing

what to expect and reacting

accordingly is a crucial

part of the position.

Yet Rupnik admitted she

didn’t know what to expect

in her first season as

head coach of the Scouts.

“If you were to ask me

before the season started

what I thought our record

would be, I wouldn’t have

even known what to guess

at the time,” Rupnik said.

After totaling just 22

wins in two seasons, Lake

Forest rebounded with

Rupnik at the helm in

2019. The Scouts went

28-9, competed well in

weekend tournaments and

capped the season off with

a regional title. The turnaround

campaign was more

than enough for Rupnik

to earn 22nd Century Media’s

2019 Girls Volleyball

Coach of the Year honor.

Rupnik served as the

Scouts’ assistant coach for

two seasons before taking

over as head coach this

year. Yet the Wisconsin native

is quick to credit Lake

Forest’s seven seniors for

the successful season.

“I think that our senior

class this year just really

stepped it up, everyone really

just bought in to the

concept of the team, which

was awesome,” Rupnik

said. “That had a huge part

on us having success in

terms of wins and losses,

but then also just us really

enjoying our time together

as a team.”

Scouts head coach Tia Rupnik (back row, far left) with

her team after the Scouts won the Hoffman Estates

tournament in September. Photo submitted

This year’s edition of the

Scouts were more versatile,

which made life easier for

Rupnik in her first season.

She could flip her outside

and right-side hitters to

defender different hitters

when necessary, a component

that the team didn’t

have in the past.

The most notable difference

this season was the

scouting, as Rupnik, assistant

coach Ray Werner

and the team committed to

studying film.

“We scouted pretty

much every team that we

played against this year,”

Rupnik said. “We scouted

other teams, we spent a

lot of time looking at ourselves

and trying to learn

from film, and that played

a huge role in us learning

and being more prepared

in our matches. I also think

for our girls, it just helped

them mentally, just feeling

more confident in what

they needed to do in matches

to find success.”

Led by superb outside

hitters Alyssa Thrash and

Caroline Graham, the

Scouts got off to a 9-1 start,

winning a tournament in

Hoffman Estates during

that stretch. Even when

Lake Forest picked up a

loss here and there, Rupnik

said she felt her team could

get the win if it had a second


Once Lake Forest placed

second in the Antioch Invitational

on Oct. 12, Rupnik

knew the Scouts could

compete with anyone.

“We had a really competitive

end of our season,

we saw Loyola, Libertyville,

Stevenson all in a

row,” Rupnik said. “We

ended on some really

tough matches. I feel like

after that [Antioch] tournament

is really where I felt

confident that we really

can compete at the same

level as these next three

teams that we’re about to

see. Despite only beating

Stevenson out of those

three, I think we learned so

much from those matches,

which helped us prepare

just in time getting into the

regional matches.”

According to Rupnik,

the team’s theme this year

was that the sun rises every

day. It’s what the coach

told her players after the

sunrise run on Lake Forest

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Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

When Alyssa Thrash

transferred to Lake Forest

High School from Georgia

before her sophomore

year, then-assistant coach

Tia Rupnik couldn’t help

but notice Thrash’s natural

leadership qualities.

“I couldn’t believe how

strong of an athlete she

was, but also how strong

of a leader,” Rupnik recalled.

“Any time that

Alyssa wasn’t on the court,

which was rare, it was very

obvious because she has

such an important voice on

the court.”

Thrash, a 6-foot outside

hitter, continued to hone


her leadership skills and

her on-court game while

with the Scouts. The result?

Captaining Lake Forest

to a regional title and

being named this year’s

22nd Century Media Girls

Volleyball Player of the


An All-North Suburban

Conference selection as a

junior a year ago, Thrash

was one of 10 athletes to

return from last season’s

Scouts team. There was a

lot of continuity for Lake

Forest this season, and that

made Thrash’s job as captain

much easier.

“It just really helped us,

being really close on and

off the court,” Thrash said.




Lake Forest senior Alyssa

Thrash is 22nd Century

Media’s 2019 Girls

Volleyball Player of the

Year. 22nd Century Media

file photo

“We spent a lot of time together

all the time, I think

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Scouts cruise past Kaneland, advance to Class 6A quarterfinals

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

Lake Forest has had

some amazing comebacks

its last two games.

The Scouts came back

from 20 points down in

the fourth quarter to beat

Stevenson and make the

playoffs. They overcame

a 14-point deficit to beat

Belvidere North in the

opening round of the Class

6A tournament.

But on Friday, Nov. 8,

during the second round of

the IHSA playoffs at Lake

Forest High School, no

comeback was necessary

for the Scouts.

Lake Forest (7-4) got off

to a great start and played

arguably its most complete

game of the season as the

#14 seed Scouts dispatched

sixth-seeded Kaneland 35-

10. Lake Forest advances

to the quarterfinals to take

on second-seeded Deerfield.

“It was big getting off

to the type of start that we

did,” Lake Forest cornerback

Leo Scheidler said.

“Coming off those two

comeback wins, it was

good that we were able to

score early and get out to

a lead instead of playing

from behind.”

The Scouts went 59

yards in a little over four

minutes, scoring on Richie

Hoskins’ one-yard sneak

on fourth down with 4:25

left in the first quarter.

Then a Connor Morrison

interception set up

the Scouts at the Knights

28, resulting in a 16-yard

touchdown run by Hoskins

and a 14-0 advantage.

Morrison’s pick was

the start of a great day for

the Scouts defense which

completely contained the

Kaneland offense and

forced four turnovers.

Kaneland vs. Lake Forest

1 2 3 4 F

Lake Forest 14 0 14 7 35

Kaneland 0 3 0 7 10

Three stars of the game

1. Leo Scheidler, DB — 7 tackles, 3 PBU, 1 INT

2. Richie Hoskins, QB — 141 rushing yards, 130 passing

yards, 2 TD

3. Mac Uihlein, RB/LB — 50 rushing yards, 3 TD, 2 tackles

“We really focused on

knowing the routes their

receivers would run and

did a good job against

their pass protections,”

Scheidler said. “We knew

who their key receivers

would be and made sure

we would be in position to

prevent big plays.”

Kaneland got on the

board on a 32-yard field

goal with just over four

minutes left in the half.

There was a chance for

a momentum shift to start

the second half when the

Scouts muffed the opening

kickoff and the Knights

recovered at the Lake Forest

18-yard line. But Lake

Forest’s defense stepped

up and stopped Kaneland

on a fourth down, giving

up nothing.

“We knew if we wanted

to keep the momentum that

we had going, we would

need to stop them after

the turnover,” Scheidler

said. “We got exactly what

we needed. We stopped

them and didn’t let up any

points. That was huge for

our confidence the rest of

the game.”

The Scouts then took the

ball 81 yards and scored

on a four-yard score from

Mac Uihlein, increasing

the advantage to 21-3 with

7:30 left in the third.

Scheidler’s interception

shut down another Kaneland

drive as the pick occurred

on fourth and nine

at the Scouts’ 31. Once

again Lake Forest went 80

yards capped off on Uihlein’s

three-yard touchdown.

The defense stepped up

one more time as Knights

receiver Max Gagne

looked like he would score

on a long pass. But Jake

Milliman came out of nowhere

and knocked the

ball out and Lake Forest

recovered in the end zone.

“Jake was watching videos

of guys punching the

ball out,” Scheidler said.

“We really prepare for

that. We work on punching

the ball out. It’s something

I think that’s a strength on

our defense. Both Jake and

I are sophomore corners

and it’s pretty cool having

the game that we had and

getting the type of experience

that we’ve gotten.”

Lake Forest coach Chuck

Spagnoli also said making

those kinds of plays are a

focus in practice.

“Those type of turnovers

we forced are not by accident,”

Spagnoli said. “We

emphasize those plays in

practice. They’re effort

plays that we made.”

Once again the Scouts

followed up a big defensive

stand by going 80

yards capped off on Uihlein’s

two-yard touchdown

run for a 35-3 lead

with 6:20 left in the game.

Kaneland got into the

end zone on a 69-yard

Junior running back Mac Uihlein runs into the end zone in the second half of the

Scouts 35-10 win over Kaneland on Friday, Nov. 8, at Lake Forest High School. Photos

by Alex Newman/22nd Century Media

Leo Scheidler brings down a Knights ball carrier.

touchdown pass from

quarterback Joe Smith to


It was just as much a

complete game for the offense

as the defense as

Hoskins led the way, rushing

for 141 yards and passing

for 130 yards. Uihlein

totaled 50 rushing yards,

and Jahari Scott ran hard

for the Scouts as well.

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22nd century media file



Stars of the Week

1. Richie Hoskins.



starred for the

Scouts in their

playoff win over

Kaneland, totaling

271 yards for Lake


2. Alyssa Thrash.

The Scouts senior

captain is 22nd

Century Media’s

2019 Girls

Volleyball Player of

the Year. She led

LFHS to 28 wins

and a regional


3. Skyler Kreunen.

The junior placed

95th in the Class

3A state meet on

Saturday, Nov. 9,

to cap off a strong



Kreunen ends season at state meet

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

Game of the Week:

• Marist (7-4) at Loyola (8-3)

Other matchups:

• Deerfield (9-2) at Lake Forest (7-4)

• Minooka (11-0) at Brother Rice (7-4)

• Homewood-Flossmoor (10-1) at Lincoln-Way

East (11-0)

• Willowbrook (10-1) at Lake Zurich (8-3)

• GLenwood (11-0) at Providence Catholic (8-3)

• Batavia (9-2) at Nazareth (11-0)

Competing in the Class

3A state meet on Saturday,

Nov. 9, at Detweiller

Park in Peoria, Lake Forest

junior Skyler Kreunen

finished the season strong

by placing 95th out of 210


Kreunen’s time of

18:19.08 was 25th best

among juniors. Considering

this was only

Kreunen’s second year

running cross-country,

it’s an impressive accomplishment.

“It was a really good

race, I think it’s one she’ll

get some really good experience

from,” Scouts

coach Steve Clegg said.

“It’s one of those things

where you get to the state

meet and then you see

what it’s like. It’s a big

event, it’s a big production.

You use that experience

to fuel your desire

to get back there next

year. The second one is

easier, but you can’t have

a second one until you go

through the first one.”

By finishing 11th individually

in the Hoffman

Estates sectional the week

prior, Kreunen just qualified

for the state meet.

According to Clegg, the

junior has improved by

about two minutes from

her best time as a sophomore.

Kreunen has continued

to improve her times all

season, something that

bodes well for her crosscountry

and track future.

“[She] had a great summer,

really worked hard

over the summer,” Clegg

said. “This entire season

she’s just been chopping

30 seconds off it seems




• Loyola 20, Marist 14: Loyola will

be more in control of gameplay this

week. The Ramblers defense makes

a couple big plays.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Lincoln-Way East

• Lake Zurich

• Providence

• Nazareth

like every race. Yesterday

I think was her third-best

time of the season, you

get to that level and then

you have great days or

you have okay days. Now

she’s kind of at that 18

minute, right around sixminute


Kreunen may have

qualified for state individually,

but that doesn’t

mean Lake Forest’s future

isn’t bright. The Scouts

placed third at the regional

meet at Lake Forest

High School, and only

one of the top five runners

in that race is graduating.

On top of that, Deerpath

Middle School has some

excellent eighth-grade

runners that could join

the program next year in

Kreunen’s final season.

“It was a generally

young group, there were

some really good runners,”



Sports Editor

• Loyola 26, Marist 17: The Ramblers

are never out of it, and this time

Loyola gets out to a strong start.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Lincoln-Way East

• Lake Zurich

• Glenwood

• Nazareth



Contributing Sports Editor

• Loyola 24, Marist 17: The Ramblers

get revenge on a regular-season


• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Lincoln-Way East

• Lake Zurich

• Providence

• Nazareth

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Skyler Kreunen during the Class 3A state meet on

Saturday, Nov. 9, at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Photo by

CLARK BROOKS/PhotoNews Media

Clegg said. “Deerpath has

a very good group of runners,

they’ll be joining us

next year. We’re looking

53-24 60-17


Contributing Sports Editor

• Loyola 28, Marist 14: Loyola is

looking for payback in this one and

gets it at home.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Lincoln-Way East

• Willowbrook

• Glenwood

• Nazareth

forward to next year with

Skyler and the next few

years with some of these

young guys.”


Contributing Editor

• Loyola 17, Marist 14: A late field

goal by the Ramblers wins this

playoff showdown featuring two

great defenses.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Lincoln-Way East

• Lake Zurich

• Glenwood

• Nazareth

Listen Up

“We knew who their key receivers would be and

made sure we would be in position to prevent big


Leo Scheidler - Lake Forest cornerback on the Scouts’ defense forcing

four turnovers versus Kaneland.

tune in

What to Watch this Week

FOOTBALL: A win over Deerfield will put the

Scouts in the Class 6A semifinals.

Kickoff is at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Lake Forest

High School.


26 - This Week In

26 - Athlete of The Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Nick

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An elite state Kreunen competes

in XC state meet, Page 31

Cream of the Crop

Thrash named 22CM POY, Page 29

Staying Alive

Scouts advance to

quarterfinals with win over

Kaneland, Page 30

Scouts quarterback Richie Hoskins cuts upfield in a 35-10 win over Kaneland on Friday, Nov. 8, at

Lake Forest High School. Hoskins ran for 141 yards. Alex Newman/22nd Century Media






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