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Lake Forest tree lighting

kicks off holiday season,

Page 4

The tree in Lake Forest Market Square is illuminated for the season

on Friday, Nov. 29. Alex Newman/22nd Century Media

Stepping down

Trustee announces resignation

due to move, Page 3




Cocoa Crawl

sees success,

Page 7

Scout’s honor Boy

Scout’s project recognizes

American Legion, Page 10

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In this week’s


Police Reports6

Pet of the Week8



Faith Briefs20

Dining Out22

Home of the Week23

Athlete of the Week26

The Lake Forest


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Peter Kaspari, x21


Sports Editor

Nick Frazier, x35


Sales director

Teresa Lippert, x22


real estate agent

John Zeddies, x12


Legal Notices

Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51



Joe Coughlin, x16


Managing Editor

Eric DeGrechie, x23


AssT. Managing Editor

Megan Bernard, x24



Andrew Nicks



Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30


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Lake Forest College Band/

Orchestra Concert

7 p.m., Dec. 5, Calvin

Durand Hall at Lake Forest

College, 555 N. Sheridan

Road, Lake Forest.

Band and orchestra will

perform “Holiday Time.”


Lake Forest College Choir


7 p.m., Dec. 6, Calvin

Durand Hall at Lake Forest

College, 555 N. Sheridan

Road, Lake Forest.

Choir will perform “Holiday


‘Twas the Night Before


2:30-3:30 p.m., Dec. 6,

Lake Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

Martina Mathisen brings

the fascinating story of

“The Night Before Christmas”

to life, along with the

stories of other American

Christmas traditions. Registration


but not required.

Yoga for Youngsters

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

6, Lake Forest Library,

360 E. Deerpath Road,

Lake Forest. New to yoga?

No problem! Salute the

sun with us during this

beginner’s yoga class,

no experience necessary.

Taught by Lani Gerszonovicz

from Banner Day

Camp. Mark your calendar

at https://www.lakeforestlibrary.org/yoga.


It’s a Wonderful Life in

Lake Bluff

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 7,

Downtown Lake Bluff.

Join the fun as Lake Bluff

kicks off the holiday season

with old-fashioned

fun and merriment; horsedrawn

carriage rides, carolers,

roasted chestnuts,

a “Holly Jolly Passport”

for prizes and, of course,

a visit from jolly ol’ St.

Nick. And at the close of

the day, Santa will flip the

switch to set the Village

Green ablaze!

Breakfast with Santa

8-11 a.m., Dec. 7 and

8, Grace United Methodist

Church, 244 E. Center

Ave., Lake Bluff, and First

Presbyterian Church, 700

Sheridan Road, Lake Forest.

The Kiwanis Club of

Lake Bluff & Lake Forest

will be hosting two

Pancake Breakfasts with

Santa. Enjoy pancakes,

sausage, coffee, milk and

juice before visiting with

Santa. Tickets may be purchased

at the door. Cost:

$7.50 (ages 3 -10), $10

(over 10) and FREE for

the little ones under 3. Net

proceeds are donated to local


Natural History Comes


10 a.m., Dec. 7, History

Center Lake Forest-Lake

Bluff, 509 E. Deerpath

Road, Lake Forest. Find

out what fox fur feels like.

Hold an owl talon in your

hand. Get an up-close look

at butterfly wings. Families

are invited for handson

activities and games as

we explore the wonders of

nature found right in our

own backyard. Register

at www.lflbhistory.org or

(847) 234.5253.


Christmas Home Tour

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 8,

Lake Bluff History Museum,

127 E. Scranton Ave.,

Lake Bluff. This delightful

tour treats participants

to an insider’s glimpse at

several lovely Lake Bluff

homes decorated to reflect

its owner’s unique style.

The homes range in age

and style, providing a fascinating

look at how historic

homes have been updated

for 21st century living

while contributing to their

historic Lake Bluff neighborhoods

and meeting the

needs of today’s families.

Tickets for the event cost

$45 and are available for

purchase online at lakebluffhistory.org.


Lake Bluff Women’s Club

Bi-Annual Event

10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.,

Grace United Methodist

Church, 244 E. Center

Ave., Lake Bluff. Elevate

your senses with joys of

the season. Shop from a

selection of baked goods

and a variety of gift selections,

enjoy a catered luncheon

and carving station

from Bluffington’s and entertainment

by Lake Forest

High School’s Madrigal

Singers and Bell Ringers.

Attendance and purchases

have helped us provide

service dogs for veterans

suffering from PTSD.

RSVP Luncheon reservations

by Dec. 4 at (847)



Effective Interviewing


10:15 a.m., Dec. 11, Career

Resource Center, 40

E. Old Mill Road, Suite

105, Lake Forest. This

session will cover best

practices to deploy when

you are interviewing for a

new job. In particular, this

session will dive deeply

into behavioral interview

questions. Leave with a

better understanding of

behavioral interview questions

and the confidence

to respond to them! Free

for members, $20 for nonmembers.


It’s a Wonderful Life: A

Live Radio Play

Begins 7:30 p.m., Dec.

12, Gorton Community

Center, 400 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest. CenterStage

in Lake Forest

begins its 49th season with

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A

Live Radio Play” directed

by the longtime Center-

Stage in Lake Forest actor/director,

Tom Beck.

CenterStage has chosen

to present this holiday

tale in the form of an oldfashioned

radio show – to

bring the timeless miracle

of hope renewed directly

to you. Visit centerstage.

org or call (847) 234-6062

for tickets. $25 for adults

and $15 for students under

the age of 18.

An Old-Fashioned


Noon, Dec. 12, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. There

will be lots of surprising

seasonal facts and toy trivia

to be unwrapped during this

presentation. The ’30s and

’40s are two of the most

difficult decades in American

history. People may


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have been short on money

but rich in something that

was far more valuable.

Christmas traditions, time

spent together and handmade

presents were fundamental.

$20 members, $25


Charlie Brown Christmas

Jazz with Chris White Trio

7:30-9 p.m., Dec. 12,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest. Join Chris

White and his trio for

a Charlie Brown Jazz

Christmas Concert! Come

listen to the holiday music

of Vince Guaraldi,

better known as “the Peanuts

composer.” Tickets

are $20 online, $25 at the

door, $10 with student ID.

Visit gortoncenter.org for

tickets and more information.


James L. Lockhart:

Portraits in Nature

10-4 p.m., Tuesday-

Saturday, History Center

of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff,

509 E. Deerpath Road,

Lake Forest. The History

Center of Lake Forest-

Lake Bluff presents James

L. Lockhart: Portraits in

Nature Art Exhibit in the

Katherine Bell Hale Gallery.

Lockhart 2020 calendars,

prints, notecards

and some pieces from the

exhibit are for sale. Stop in

and shop for an extraordinary

holiday gift.

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Lake Bluff Village Board

Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 9 days ago

Grenier to step down as trustee

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

Lake Bluff Village

Trustee Eric Grenier will

step down from his position

due to his move from

Lake Bluff.

The announcement was

made by Village President

Kathleen O’Hara at the

board’s regular meeting

Monday, Nov. 25.

O’Hara announced that

Grenier will step down

from the board following

its Dec. 10 meeting due

to his upcoming move to

another state. The board

will say its final goodbyes

to Grenier at that meeting.

“It is with great sadness

and regret, but we

do understand that Eric

Grenier will be leaving

the board after the Dec.

10 board meeting, relocating

to their old family

home down in California,”

O’Hara said. “You

will be greatly missed.

Your years on the school

board and years here were

great. We will save all the

flowers and la-dee-das until

Dec. 10.”

O’Hara also announced

that former trustee Mark

Dewart will replace Grenier

on the board.

“I am requesting the

board approve Mark Dewart,

who just has recently

retired as trustee,” O’Hara

said. “I’m requesting that

to have him come in and

finish the remainder of

Eric’s term. He is fully up

to date with everything

that’s going on, so it will

be an easy transition. We

are seriously sorry to see

you (Grenier) go.”

In board action, trustees

approved the first reading

of the 2019 tax levy ordinance.

Final adoption of

the levy will take place at

the board’s Dec. 10 meeting.

The Village levy is

$3.462 million, a 2.4 percent

increase over last

year’s extension. The library

levy is $987,711,

also a 2.4 percent increase

over last year. The total

levy amount between

the Village and library is

$4.449 million, compared

to last year’s extension of

$4.343 million.

“This gives us a potential

of $106,290 of

new money or revenue,”

finance director Bettina

O’Connell said.

The 2.4 percent increase

is due to the CPI of 1.9

percent plus new growth.

New construction is estimated

at $3.2 million

for the levy, as the actual

number is not yet known

at this time.

“The most recent estimates

received from

the Lake County assessor

were $3.2 million,”

O’Connell said.

The general corporate

purpose levy is $920,910

and special purpose levy

is $3.529 million. The

distribution of the general

corporate purpose levy

by division is as follows:

administration division

($420,000), finance division

($197,842), special

boards division ($33,555),

community development

division ($21,300), forestry

division ($32,943),

parks and parkways division

($34,770), Village

Hall division ($11,500),

Public Works Center division

($9,000), Public

Safety Building division

($10,000) and public

works capital improvements


The summary of the

special levy by purpose is

as follows: police protection

($479,050), crossing

guards ($7,000), fire protection

($340,000), garbage

disposal ($459,158),

liability insurance

($100,000), audit tax

($26,000), unemployment

insurance ($15,000), Illinois

Municipal Retirement

($159,955), social

security ($210,000), police

pension ($744,734)

and library ($987,711).

“It is important to note

that the levy does not fully

fund these functions,”

O’Connell said. “The

Village relies on multiple

sources of revenue such

as sales and other taxes,

building permits, other

use fees, licenses and

fines to cover the costs to

provide these services.”

In other business, the

board also approved first

reading of four more ordinances.

The first abates 2019

property taxes levied for

general obligation debt

series 2012, 2019 and

2019A bonds. The second

amends chapter 10 of the

Lake Bluff zoning regulations

(sign regulations for

the L-1 and L-2 light industry

districts). The third

grants a variation from the

Village’s minimum side

yard setback and daylight

plane regulations at 600 E.

Prospect Ave. The fourth

grants a special use permit

for BONK restaurant. Final

approval of these four

ordinances is scheduled

for Dec. 10.

The board also granted

final approval for a special

use permit to the

Animal Hospital of West

Lake Forest.


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Work done on North Beach access road

Submitted by the City of

Lake Forest

Residents should be

aware of the City’s recent

extension of the revetment

(a stone fortification)

at the bottom of the

new North Beach Access


Beginning in mid-October,

City staff noticed that

with heavier wave action

and high lake levels, water

from Lake Michigan was

coming closer to the new

concrete road. As a rule,

November is the month

that sees the highest and

strongest wave action.

As a proactive measure,

the City worked with AE-

COM, a design engineering

firm, to provide a solution.

The Public Works

Department completed

the extension in one day

using in-house personnel

and a local contractor,

DiTomasso Excavating.

The beach was excavated

approximately seven feet

down and a 80 foot long

revetment extension was

built up with the same

stone from the same quarry

that was used in the

original project.

Please be assured that

there is no issue with the

road design nor with the

road itself; the revetment

extension was added to

eliminate any possibility

of eroding the road’s original

stone base.

If you have any questions

or concerns, please

feel free to contact the

Public Works Department

at (847) 810-3543.

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Holiday season begins with annual tree lighting

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

Lake Forest city officials

and residents kicked

off the holiday season

with the 36th annual tree

lighting ceremony in

Market Square on Friday,

Nov. 29.

Hundreds turned out

for the afternoon festivities,

which began with a

screening of the holiday

favorite “Home Alone”

in the theater named after

Director John Hughes

and his wife Nancy at the

Gorton Community Center.

Following that, the

family-friendly activities

continued outside on the


Event sponsors were

lined up in two tents giving

out holiday treats and

beverages. They included

Lake Forest Bank and

Trust, @Properties, Oertel

Group/Compass and State

Farm Agent Jeff Smith.

Goshgarian Orthodontics

ran a craft project

for kids. The Lake Forest

Dance Academy was

holding a bake sale fundraiser

to support their

holiday tour of retirement

and nursing homes.

Event Manager John

Eldridge, from Lake Forest

Parks and Recreation,

noted that in the five years

since he started running

this event, the number of

sponsor tents has grown.

They went from one

sponsor tent last year to

two tents this year, and

they might need three

tents next year. The idea is

to provide attendees with

a full afternoon of activities.

“We hope people will

come over to the square

right after the movie,” he

The Lake Forest High School Choir sings festive holiday tunes during the Lake Forest

tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 29. Photos by Alex Newman/22nd Century


said, and also pointed out

the display of shiny new

cars, the only ones parked

in the square that afternoon,

from sponsor Fields

Auto Group.

Santa Claus was on

hand in the square with

a line of kids waiting

their turn with him. Adjacent

to him for all ages

were ice sculptors from

Art Below Zero creating

two sculptures out of ice

blocks and a power saw.

The finished works were

a wreath for Lake Forest

Bank and Trust and Frosty

the Snowman.

According to Master

Sculptor Max Bollkman

Zuleta, Art Below Zero

has been participating in

this event for 14 years,

since the beginning of

their organization.

All this led up to the

tree lighting ceremony at

dusk from the Metra train


The Lake Forest High

School choir started it

by singing more than a

dozen holiday classics,

including “Sleigh Ride”

with one student on bells

and another with a whip

for sound effects, “I’ll

Be Home for Christmas,”

“White Christmas,” “It

Came Upon a Midnight

Clear,” “Joy to the World”

and “Let It Snow.”

The students were directed

by Tim Haskett in

his last appearance at this

event, which he clearly

enjoys, acting as emcee.

He will be retiring from

his position as music

teacher at the high school

at the end of the current

school year.

Next, the Lake Forest

Dance Academy, directed

by Valerie Gonzalez, performed

a routine to an

instrumental medley of

holiday songs.

Bill Gundlach, from

Friends of Lake Forest

Parks and Recreation

Foundation, said a

few words on behalf of

his organization, which

presents the tree lighting

ceremony. He then introduced

Lake Forest Mayor

George Pandaleon.

“Lake Forest is a city

with many treasures, and

this is one of the best,”

Pandaleon said of the

event and the square.

With the help of his

family, he flipped the

switch for lights on the

Christmas tree in the center

and the many other

trees around the square

and on Western Avenue.

The mayor encouraged

people to do their holiday

shopping locally, both

in the stores and through

their websites, “and skip

the Amazon middleman.”

The ceremony concluded

with the high school

choir singing the “Hallelujah

Chorus” from

Handel’s “Messiah.” They

were joined by alumni

from the audience, whom

Haskett invited to sing

with them.

Santa Claus made a special appearance during the

Lake Forest tree lighting ceremony to visit with the


The tree lighting ceremony included an appearance by

an ice sculptor.

Following the organized

activities, most retailers

on the square were

open through the evening,

and the streets remained

blocked off to car traffic

and parking. It made for

a more traditional, community-centered


shopping event than the

Black Friday sales led by

big box retailers earlier

in the day at stores across


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Police Reports

LF man found slumped over in vehicle, charged with DUI

Staff Report

Christopher R. Lundergan,

53, of 250 S. Sheridan Road,

was charged with driving under

the influence of alcohol.

Police were dispatched to

South Mayflower Road and

Ringwood Road after receiving

a 911 call at 1:54 a.m. on

Nov. 15 about a man who was

slumped over the wheel of his


When officers arrived on

scene, they found an Audi sedan

stopped in the road, facing

south in the northbound lane,

and the male driver slumped

over with the vehicle still in

drive and the driver’s foot on

the brake. Officers were able

to wake up the driver, identified

as Lundergan, and have

him put the vehicle in park.

When officers began questioning

Lundergan they noted

he was displaying signs of

impairment and they could

smell a strong odor of alcohol

coming from him. Officers requested

Lundergan submit to

standard field sobriety testing,

which he did.

Based on the officer’s observations

and Lundergan’s

performance, he was arrested

and charged with driving under

the influence of alcohol.

Lundergan was transported

to the Public Safety Building,

processed, and given a chemical

breath test resulting in a

reading of 0.272 BAC.

He was released on bond

and given a December court


In other police news:

Nov. 17

• Justin E. Brown, 35, of Zion,

is charged with driving while

license revoked. At 12:46

a.m., police conducted a traffic

stop on a Toyota sedan at

Route 41 and Old Elm Road

after receiving information

the vehicle was stopped on the

shoulder of Route 41. When

officers spoke to the driver,

Brown, they determined

Brown’s driver’s license was

revoked. Brown was arrested

and transported to the Public

Safety Building for processing.

Brown was released on

bond and given a December

court date.

Nov. 18

• Teresa A. Olumola, 55, of

Waukegan, has been charged

with driving while license suspended.

Police conducted a

traffic stop on a Nissan sedan

at the intersection of Waukegan

Road and Westleigh road

at 6:42 p.m. for an equipment

violation. The officer identified

the driver as Olumola and

determined Olumola’ s driver’s

license was suspended at

the time of the stop. Olumola

was arrested, transported to

the Public Safety Building for

processing. She was released

on bond and given a December

court date.

Nov. 19

• Julio C. Diaz, 18, of Chicago,

has been charged with driving

while license suspended, improper

registration and possession

of cannabis. At 11:27

p.m., police conducted a traffic

stop on a Ford sedan at Route

41 and Gage Lane for expired

registration. Police identified

the driver as Diaz and, when

asked for his driver’s license

and registration, he was not

able to produce either. Officers

determined Diaz’s driver’s license

was suspended and he

was arrested on scene. He was

arrested, processed and released

on bond with a December

court date.

Nov. 20

• Jimmy Figueroa, 23, of

Waukegan, is facing charges

of aggravated driving while

impaired-alcohol, obstructing

identification, driving while

license suspended, leaving the

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scene of an accident and possession

of cannabis. Police

responded to a traffic accident

at 7:21 a.m. at the intersection

of Route 41 and Route 60.

The offending vehicle had fled

the scene and was eventually

stopped by police on Ridge

Road. Its driver, Figueroa,

gave police false information

as to his identity during the

traffic stop and appeared to

be impaired based on the officer’s

observations, as well as

Figueroa’s actions, demeanor,

and the smell of alcohol coming

from him. Figueroa was

asked to complete standard

field sobriety tests, and based

on the results of those tests,

which showed signs of impairment,

he was arrested.

Figueroa was transported to

the Public Safety Building

where he was processed and

submitted to a chemical breath

test, which resulted in a reading

of 0.138 BAC. Figueroa

was held pending transport to

bond court.

Nov. 23

• Letoria Moore, 47, of Waukegan,

has been charged with

driving while impaired-alcohol

and speeding. At 1:45

a.m., police conducted a traffic

stop on a 2019 Dodge on

Route 41 after observing the

vehicle speeding at 77 mph in

a 55 mph zone. When officers

spoke to the driver, identified

as Moore, they smelled alcohol

coming from her, and also

noticed two bottles of beer and

a bottle of wine in the vehicle.

Moore admitted to drinking

prior to driving and officers

noted she was demonstrating

signs of impairment. Officers

had Moore perform several

field sobriety tests, and based

on those results, as well as observations

and her admission

to drinking, she was arrested.

Moore was taken to the Public

Safety Building for processing.

She was released on bond and

given a December court date.

Nov. 24

• Paul Williams, 27, of Zion,

is charged with driving while

license suspended, operating

a motor vehicle without

insurance, and speeding. Police

conducted a traffic stop at

12:56 a.m. on an Audi A5 for

speeding on Waukegan Road

at the intersection of Carroll

Road. Police identified the

driver as Williams and, when

officers asked for his driver’s

license, they determined it

was suspended. Williams was

transported to the Public Safety

Building, where he was processed,

released on bond and

given a December court date.

Lake Bluff

Nov. 22

• Raul Mendoza-Lopez, 55, of

North Chicago, was charged

with driving with a suspended

license and unsafe equipment

after he was stopped on West

Washington Avenue at the intersection

of Green Bay Road.

Mendoza-Lopez posted bond

and was given a January court


Nov. 23

• Henry J. Rodriguez Feliciano,

23, of Winthrop Harbor,

was charged with driving under

the influence of alcohol

and drugs, illegal transport

of alcohol, two counts of improper

lane usage and possession

of less than 10 grams of

cannabis. He was stopped on

Route 41, north of Route 176.

Feliciano posted bond and was

given a December court date.


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.

Sheriff ’s Office

issues warning

on scammers

posing as

county officials

Submitted Content

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and

19th Judicial Circuit have become aware

of a new scam targeting Lake County


This scam involves con artists calling

Lake County residents, introducing themselves

as a member of the Lake County

Sheriff’s Office. The scammers utilize an

actual name of a Sheriff’s Office employee.

The scammer then informs the victim

a Lake County judge (also utilizing the

name of an actual judge) issued an arrest

warrant. The caller is then instructed to

purchase a “voucher” in order to avoid


Neither the Sheriff’s Office nor 19th

Judicial Circuit call residents and request

money. Lake County government will

not ask for or accept payment in the form

of gift cards or “Green Dot” cards.

Most of the times the scammers are

operating out of other states or countries.

The best course of action is to hang up

and, if utilizing a cellphone, block the

caller’s telephone number from being

able to contact you again. You may also

file a report with your local law-enforcement

agency. If you are ever doubtful of

a government official contacting you by

phone, you may always hang up and call

back utilizing the known telephone number

for the government office which contacted


Remember, if you did not initiate the

telephone conversation:

• Do not provide any personal information

• Do not tell when you leave your residence

• Document the number calling along

with any information about the call

• Report the incident to your local law

enforcement agency as soon as possible.

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Cocoa Crawl rings up sweet, warm

memories for Lake Forest shoppers

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Bill McLean

Freelance Reporter

Brothers Bennett and

Harrison Crouch rode

“shotgun” inside the toasty

Holly Trolley on a frigid

Small Business Saturday in

downtown Lake Forest.

Bennett is 3; Harrison is

2. Their feet dangled, barely,

over the edge of a wide

seat on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Their expressions were part

giddy, part enthralled.

Their mother, Jamie,

sat right behind Yuri, a

50-year-old Chicago Trolley

& Double Decker Company

driver. Yuri sported a

red knit hat shaped like a

baseball cap, with a small,

white pom pom attached a

few inches above the brim.

He waved to shoppers

walking near Market

Square and toot-tooted his

friendly horn during the

Lake Forest/Lake Bluff

Chamber of Commerce’s

inaugural Cocoa Crawl.

He was Santa — minus

the sleigh, minus the flying

reindeer. And his trolley

carried winter-wrapped

passengers/shoppers instead

of presents.

“He’s bringing cheer

to everyone,” said Jamie

Crouch, who grew up in

Highland Park and moved

to Lake Forest with her

family two years ago. “This

is nice, very festive. My

boys rode in a trolley for

the first time in Florida, in


“They had been looking

forward to this experience

all day,” said the mother of

three (Colin, 2 months old,

stayed home).

The Crouch trio exited

the trolley — rented

for four hours by the LF/

LB Chamber, courtesy of

Northern Trust Bank —

and headed to the toy store

Sage Explorers, one of 31

participating Cocoa Crawl

businesses. Each Cocoa

Crawl shopper had picked

up a “passport” at the

Chamber station located

behind the Christmas tree

in Market Square. A visit

to any of the 31 establishments

allowed a shopper to

receive a stamp.

Customers who turned in

stamped “passports” were

eligible to win prizes Dec.

2 from the businesses they

had checked out on Small

Business Saturday. The

prize selected by the women’s

clothing store Sara

Campbell was a cashmere

poncho; Kiddles Sports

chose to present a Sherpa

blanket with LF logo to another


“Today is a reminder of

the importance of patronizing

our local businesses,

especially at this time of

year,” Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director

Joanna Rolek said one day

after Black Friday and two

days before Cyber Monday.

“Shopping from store to

store, it’s the old-fashioned

spirit of the season.

“Shopping online,” she

added, “takes sales tax revenues

from towns.”

The weather in the City

of Lake Forest, from 1-5

p.m. on Small Business

Saturday? Rainy, windy,

cold, gray, dreary. But all

that failed to cloud the sunshine

emanating from LF/

LB Events Manager Carol


“This is Bright Saturday!”

a beaming Goldthwaite

shouted inside the

Cocoa Crawl Chamber station,

moments after the hot

cocoa had arrived. “It’s festive.

It’s local. We’re celebrating

the businesses anchored

to our community.”

Smith’s Men’s Store —

the 2.0 version, specifically

— opened under new ownership

on Nov. 23. Kip Helverson

and Trey Gonzales

now run the clothing shop

after deciding to retain the

name of the business that

welcomed its first customer

in 1937.

“People walk in and say,

‘Wow,’ ” Gonzales said

in the third hour of Cocoa

Crawl. “They also like that

we didn’t change the name;

they like the tradition of it.

The Chamber has been so

supportive of us, of every

small business in town.

It’s doing a wonderful job

of getting people to walk

downtown, to stop in and

see what’s available.

“People want to feel the

clothes,” he added. “They

want to try them on, and

they want good, attentive

customer service.”

Forest Bootery is celebrating

its 70th anniversary

this year. Owner Cara Garrison

has been welcoming

foot traffic at the footwear/

clothing/outerwear store

since 1996.

“This has been fantastic,”

Garrison said of Cocoa

Crawl. “I’ve seen new

customers, in addition to

our regulars. It’s neat. Local

companies are vital to

our downtown area, and an

event like this showcases

our town’s companies.”

Rolek and Goldthwaite

did not just hand out “passports”

to eager shoppers at

the start of this year’s short

holiday season; they also

received stamped “passports”

and heard rave reviews

of the event.

For the full story, visit



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The Kotsiopoulos

Family, Lake Forest

Syres came to our

home at six weeks

old and 2.5 inches

in length. He is now

20 inches in length.

Bearded dragons

love the hot weather

of summer and Syres spent many afternoons

hanging poolside with the family. He eats live

crickets and fruits/vegetables. He loves to be held

and roaming around the house during the day. He

spends nights inside his terrarium sleeping. We

love having this cutie as part of our family.

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

and information to peter@lakeforestleader.com or 60

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Waukegan High School students performed with The Piano Guys on Nov. 22 after Bravo Waukegan helped connect

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Bravo Waukegan connects Waukegan HS with The Piano Guys

Submitted content

The Lake Forest-based

Bravo Waukegan helped

connect eight talented

violinists from the Waukegan

High School Orchestra

with The Piano Guys, giving

them an opportunity to

perform with each other

at a Nov. 22 concert at the

Genesee Theatre.

The Piano Guys, composed

of Jon Schmidt on

piano and Steven Sharp

Nelson on cello, have nearly

2 billion YouTube views

and more than 2 billion audio

streams. They’ve become

well-known for their

classical/pop mashups,

like pairing Tchaikovsky’s

“Swan Lake” with Shawn

Mendes’ “In My Blood,”

and Beethoven’s “5th

Symphony” with OneRepublic’s


The Genesee Theatre

reached out to Bravo

Waukegan, a nonprofit organization

that supports

the music programs of the

Waukegan Public Schools,

in search of talented student

musicians to perform

with The Piano Guys at the


“We were thrilled to assist

in connecting The Piano

Guys with the Waukegan

High School Orchestra

students,” said Karey

Walker, Bravo Waukegan

executive director. “The

Piano Guys are so committed

to giving young

musicians opportunities

to perform on stage. The

concert was a special opportunity,

and you could

see the excitement on the

faces of the students who

performed with them.”

Walker reached out to

Waukegan High School

Orchestra Conductor Don

Glassel, who selected

Magdalena Albarran, Ashley

Carrillo, Ariana Garcia,

Laura Garzo, Marysol

Lopez, Dakota Luff, Mario

Martinez-Coreas and Perla

Velazquez to perform the

song “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets”

at the concert. The

students worked with

Glassel to prepare for the

concert and had a dress

rehearsal with The Piano

Guys prior to the show.

Commenting on the concert,

Paloma Albarran, sister

to violinist Magdalena,

said, “I’m here to support

my sister who is excited

to be playing on stage tonight.

Bravo has done so

much for me and Magdalena.

I’m attending Lake

Forest College, and music

helped me get here.”

A video of the performance

can be found online

at https://youtu.be/dHzicdnEEjQ

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Coldwell Banker (Saturday)

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One Magnificent Med Spa


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Sara Campbell

T.J. Cullen Jeweler

West Elm District

The Book Stall

Frances Heffernan/Frannie

The Grand Food Center

Kaehler Luggage

Londo Mondo


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The Canvasback Ltd.

Children’s Gift Shop

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Local Boy Scout creates project for American Legion’s 100th anniversary

Peter Kaspari, Editor

A local Boy Scout, who

is working towards becoming

an Eagle Scout, recently

created a project honoring

the 100th anniversary of

American Legion McKinlock

Post 264.

William Gherlein, a junior

at Lake Forest High

School, and a member of

Boy Scout Troop 48, said

the troop is sponsored by

the American Legion and

always holds its meetings

at Legion Hall.

Gherlein said, when he

began looking for an Eagle

Scout project, he spoke

with Al Champ, the troop’s

charter representative,

West Point graduate and

career military officer.

Champ put Gherlein in

touch with Tom Glover, another

member of the American

legion, who suggested

that the Scout highlight the

100 years of the Legion and

all it does for the community.

After getting approved

by the Boy Scout Council

in May, Gherlein said he

went straight to work, because

he had to have the

project done by Lake Forest

Day, which is the first

week of August.

“I started my project by

getting boxes of old documents

from the Legion Hall

and bringing them home,”

Gherlein said. “I went

through them and scanned

a bunch of them for the

display. It took a long time

to figure out which documents

I wanted to use and

how to put them in an order

that made sense and also

highlighted the mission and

the 100 years of the American


Gherlein then made

frames to help display the

project. He ended up using

reclaimed wood in his

family’s garage from an old

1880s Lake Forest home.

The frames he made

were 32 feet by 26 feet. Gherlein

made three frames in

all, and received help from

some other Scouts as well

as his friends.

Gherlein’s frames were

on display during Lake

Forest Day. And he soon

learned that the Lake Forest

Library was interested in

displaying them in the main

lobby for Veterans Day.

“I was surprised to hear

that the library wanted to

put my project on display,”

he said. “I am proud of it

and glad to continue to share

it with the community.”

The permanent displays

are hanging up at the

American Legion Post 264

in Lake Forest. Because the

frames were so big, Gherlein

said he ended up using

photos of them at the

library’s display.

According to Gherlein,

the project has given renewed

interest in the Legion.

He said Champ told

him that having the display

in the library has caused

membership to rise, as well

as raise awareness of the

Legion and its mission.

Gherlein said he’s not an

Eagle Scout yet, but this

project puts him a way toward

reaching that goal.

He has to apply to the

Eagle Scout Board of Review,

and once that’s done,

he will be an Eagle Scout.

“In order to become an

Eagle Scout, you must

have all your required

William Gherlein, a Boy Scout from Lake Forest, looks over a display case at the

Lake Forest Library showcasing his project honoring the American Legion McKinlock

Post 264’s 100th anniversary. Photos by Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media

William Gherlein poses in front of the display case at the Lake Forest Library which

featured his project commemorating the American Legion McKinlock Post 264’s

100th anniversary.

merit badges, leadership

roles, Eagle Scout project

and scoutmaster conference

done before submitting

your application to the

Boy Scouts of America,”

he said. “Also, you have to

have it all done before your

18th birthday, or you are

out of luck.”

Gherlein joined Cub

Scouts when he was in first

grade and has been a Boy

Scout since he was in fifth


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Participants in the Tim Plum Thanksgiving Day Run register at the West Lake Forest

Train Station.

Turning out for the turkey trot

Staff Report

Before sitting down

to Thanksgiving dinner,

hundreds descended on

Lake Forest bright and

early Thanksgiving Day to

take part in the Lake Forest

Lake Bluff Running

Club’s 30th annual Tim

Plum Thanksgiving Day


Runners and walkers

turned up at 8 a.m. Thursday,

Nov. 28 to get a workout

in before meeting their

families for dinner.

The run was started by

running club member Tim

Plum. After he moved

away, he passed the reins

onto other club members.

“It started because I,

along with many others,

didn’t have too much to

do on Thanksgiving morning,”

Plum said in a 2011

Lake Forest Lake Bluff

Running Club newsletter.

“Getting the turkey ready?

No. Cleaning the house?

No. Taking a three or six

mile run? Yes. So I thought

to myself, ‘Self, why don’t

you announce there will be

a run from the downtown

train station at 8 a.m. on

Children and pets took part in the annual Tim Plum

Thanksgiving Day Run.

The annual Tim Plum Thanksgiving Day Run has been

going on for 30 years.

Thanksgiving morning,

and all are welcome?’”

The free run included

free coffee mugs, free

kids’ color-changing cups,

free coffee and free treats.

The club also collected

non-perishable food items

and donations for local

food pantries.

Hundreds turned out for the 30th annual Tim Plum Thanksgiving Day Run held on

Thanksgiving Day in Lake Forest. PHOTOs SUBMITTED

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Gingerbread workshops open

to all area kids and families

Submitted Content

Celebrate the season with family

bonding and fun at one of Taste

Buds Kitchen’s signature gingerbread

house decorating workshops.

Bring your holiday cheer, we’ll

provide unlimited candy for endless

decorating options from frosted candy

roofs to pretzel picket fences. Enjoy

holiday tunes and sip homemade

hot chocolate in our festive Winter

Wonderland kitchen while making

your house a home.

Family gingerbread workshops are

recommended for ages 2+. Each $39

registration includes one house, perfect

for decorating as a parent/child

pair. Teen and adult BYOB classes are

also offered. Workshops run from Dec

1-22. Here’s the latest schedule: http://



Few things are as delightful (and

delicious) as whipping up a batch

of holiday treats with the ones you

love. Your readers will love trying

their hands at decorating gingerbread

houses with their kiddos for an extra

special treat this year. Memories

made in the kitchen can last a lifetime

so let’s encourage everyone to take a

break from last-minute shopping and

get messy in the kitchen with family

and friends!

RIGHT: Taste Buds Kitchen in Bannockburn,

owned by a Lake Forest

resident, will be hosting gingerbread

house decorating workshops

throughout December. Photo


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Kids and families can

have dinner with Santa

Submitted Content

Northcroft Park’s enclosed

and heated pavilion

will be transformed into

Santa’s Workshop for the

annual Dinner with Santa


Sponsored by the

Friends of Lake Forest


Turn to today’s classified section

and find them in our business directory

Parks & Recreation, Dinner

with Santa is Saturday,

Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8.

There are two seatings

for each evening; one from

4-5:30 p.m. and one from

6-7:30 p.m.

Kids and families can

decorate cookies, help

Santa’s elves create holiday

toys, and listen to

Santa Claus read a Christmas

story. Dinner will be

served and Santa will take

special time to visit with

each family.

It is $32 per person.

Tickets can be purchased

online at lfparksandrec.com.

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Essay contest set for

Lake County Rising 2020

Submitted Content

The Lake County State’s

Attorney’s Office, Lake

County State’s Attorney

Michael Nerheim, Nicasa

Behavioral Health Services,

A Safe Place, and

the Zacharias Center are

pleased to announce an essay

contest for Lake County

Rising 2020.

Lake County Rising is

our community’s version

of One Billion Rising, the

global movement created

by playwright Eve Ensler

to bring attention to and

an end to violence against


Lake County students

in grades 9 through 12 are

invited to write an essay

with the title “Our Voices:

Why Rising on Behalf of

Abuse Women is Everyone’s

Responsibility.” Essays

should be 500 words

or less, double spaced, and

address one of the following

questions: “What is the

impact on the community

when a woman experiences

violence?;” “How

can we break the chain

of abuse?,” or “What

can communities do to

empower women who

have left abusive relationships?”

The essay should

be emailed to Sandra

Bankston at the Lake

County State’s Attorney’s

Office at sbankston@lakecountil.gov

by Dec. 27. All

submissions will be acknowledged

by email upon

receipt. The winner will

be contacted on or before

Feb. 4 and will be invited

to read their essay at Lake

County Rising 2020 on

Feb. 11 at the Round Lake

Beach Civic Center. The

program is from 7 p.m. to

8:30 pm.

The theme for Lake

County Rising in 2020 is:

Our Stories, Our Voices –

abuse survivors share. The

event is free and open to

the public.

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Fourth-graders enjoy Muffins with the Mayor

Submitted Content

Lake Forest Mayor

George Pandaleon recently

had the chance to enjoy

breakfast with four-graders

as part of Muffins with the


Pandaleon held two

breakfasts with Sheridan

and Cherokee Elementary

School students on Nov.

22 as part of a school district

fundraiser to provide

grants in the Lake Forest

public schools.

Pandaleon donated his

time at the schools to answer

questions about city

government and answer

any questions about life in

Lake Forest while enjoying

a breakfast of champions.

Parents bought tickets

for this special breakfast,

provided by Quest Food

Lake Forest Mayor George Pandaleon speaks with fourth-graders from Sheridan and

Cherokee elementary schools during the Muffins with the Mayor fundraiser on Nov.

22. Photo Submitted


Over the past 30 years,

the Spirit of 67 Foundation

has funded grants worth

more than $5 million. Every

year, students, teachers

and parents come up with

ideas to expand learning,

enhance curriculum, improve

technology and promote

emotional wellness.

Last year alone, the Spirit

of 67 Foundation awarded

more than $170,000 in 30


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School News

Belmont University

Dillow takes part in citywide


Paige Dillow, of Lake

Bluff, joined 2,000 other

Belmont University freshmen

and transfer students

to complete community

service together throughout

the greater Nashville


Many of the local metro

schools, Nashville General

Hospital at Meharry,

Legacy Mission Village

and nearly 50 other local

organizations received aid

from Belmont students

during the annual Welcome

Week program.

Each year, new students

at Belmont University are

provided with the opportunity

to volunteer their time

and dive into the special

community of Nashville

with more than 200 upperclassmen

student leaders

accompanying them. Students

spent the day helping

with tasks such as organizing

hospital supplies, applying

fresh paint to buildings

and picking up trash

in multiple areas.

Knox College

Ashbeck enrolls in fall term

Alexandra Ashbeck, of

Lake Bluff, is enrolled in

the 2019 fall term at Knox


Ashbeck is a graduate of

Lake Forest High School.

School News is compiled by

Editor Peter Kaspari. Send

submissions to peter@lakeforestleader.com.

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Woodlands Academy advances STEM for girls

Submitted Content

Woodlands Academy of

the Sacred Heart hosted

a Saturday morning robotics

and engineering

seminar for area middle

school girls Nov. 23 as a

way of encouraging them

to pursue STEM (science,

technology, engineering

and math) courses in high

school and ultimately

STEM careers.

Girls in grades 6, 7 and

8 spent nearly three hours

enthusiastically engaged

in fun problem-solving activities

and collaborative

competition at the all-girls

college-preparatory dayand-boarding

high school

in Lake Forest.

The participants, from

middle schools in Lake

and Cook counties, were

joined by Woodlands

Academy students and

members of its science

department for some

learning, fun and friendly

competition. They did so

by breaking into groups

and then tackling three

workshops, each modeling

an aspect of the work

that Woodlands Academy

Robotics Club students

face while designing and

building their own robot

each year. One workshop

focused on building

battery-operated cars.

Another focused on basic

computer programming

skills using Scratch while

a third workshop involved

something new this year, a

lunar lander competition.

“We do this to get middle

school girls interested

in STEM,” said John Denman,

Woodlands Academy

physics teacher/Robotics

Club moderator. “I want

to get the next generation

excited about science so

they can continue to break

boundaries and take us to

exciting new places.”

In addition to this fourth

annual workshop session,

the school has hosted a

popular Mathalon competition

for 7th and 8th grade

girls the past eight years.

Woodlands Academy

is the state’s top all-girls

school in STEM education,

according to a recent

study released by Newsweek,

and was named one

of the country’s 5,000 best

STEM high schools.




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A Look Into History

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General MacArthur visits Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

David Forlow

Contributing Columnist

In 1828, Arthur MacArthur

Sr. immigrated to

the United States from

Scotland with his widowed

mother. He worked

to help support the family

and eventually was able

to graduate college and

become a lawyer.

After Wisconsin became

the 30th state in 1848,

MacArthur Sr. moved to

Milwaukee with his wife

and son, Arthur Jr. In

1855, MacArthur Sr. was

elected lieutenant governor

of Wisconsin. A court

challenge claimed fraud

at the top of the ticket and

MacArthur Sr. became

acting governor of Wisconsin

for four days until the

courts could resolve the

dispute. At first he refused

to step down but eventually


The next two generations

of MacArthurs also

served their country but

controversy followed them

as well. Arthur MacArthur

Jr. attended the United

States Military Academy.

He was a Medal of Honor

recipient and a United

States Army general.

MacArthur Jr. served in

the Civil War, American-

Indian War and later in the

Philippine-American War.

While stationed in the

Philippines, he frequently

feuded with William Howard

Taft and was eventually

relieved of his duties.

The youngest son born

to Arthur MacArthur Jr.

was Douglas MacArthur.

Douglas was the classic

General Douglas MacArthur waves while his motorcade

travels through Lake Forest in the 1950s. Photos Courtesy

the Krusmark Family

“military brat” and a star

athlete who graduated first

in his high school class. He

entered West Point in 1899

where he played baseball

and, again, graduated first

in his class.

Douglas MacArthur

served during WWI and

then as superintendent of

the U.S. Military Academy.

During WWII, he was

supreme commander of

the Allied forces. But the

strong-willed MacArthur

continually clashed with


After WWII MacArthur

served during the Korean

War and he seemed to support

direct hostilities with

China. General Douglas

MacArthur was relieved

of his duties and in April

General Douglas MacArthur stopped in Lake Bluff in

the 1950s while his motorcade traveled from Chicago to


of 1951 he returned to the

United States.

General Douglas

MacArthur was part of a

motorcade from Chicago

to Milwaukee. Thousands

lined the streets to pay

their respects. In Lake Forest,

the motorcade stopped

for photographs. In Lake

Bluff, MacArthur paused

to lay flowers at the War

Memorial on the Village


General Douglas MacArthur

died in 1964 leaving

just one son, Arthur

MacArthur IV, who has

avoided the spotlight and

refuses interview requests.

Recent reports have Arthur

IV living a quiet life in

New York City under an

assumed name.


City Council: Public

expresses frustration

regarding Park District’s

decision to hold barge


Eleven Highland Park

locals gave public comment

at a regular City

Council meeting on Monday,

Nov. 25, calling for

the city to team up with

the park district to find

funding for a deteriorating

barge on Park Avenue


“Once it’s gone, it’s

gone forever,” said Peter

Mordini, a Highland Park

resident. “That barge there

is the lifeline and heartbeat

of this town.”

Residents’ frustration

comes after the park district

announced they will

not be allocating any taxpayer

money to repair

the barge. To do so, they

would need to find between

$850,000 and $1

million, as previously reported

by The Landmark.

They are encouraging locals

to find creative funding

sources to replace the


Mayor Nancy Rotering

said the city and park district

are in ongoing discussions

regarding the facility,

and that on Dec. 3,

they will discuss pursuing

a grant that may be able to

fund the barge.

She added that the city

does not own the barge.

In response, some commenters

said while the city

does not own the barge,

that shouldn’t mean they

should remove themselves

from the discourse.

“You can’t just leave

it up to the park district

alone,” resident Daniel

Hersh said to the council.

“We will give you wide

latitude and let you handle

it, but find a solution and

help it stay open.”

Many residents brought

up the fact that Highland

Park possesses 10 percent

of Illinois’ Lake Michigan

lakefront, arguing that the

city has a duty to utilize it.

“The City of Highland

Park seal under you has

sails on it,” one resident

said directly to Rotering.

“I don’t care if it’s the

park district, or [about] the

complicated matters of ‘he

said, she said.’ I want our

town to fulfill its mission,

right under you with sailboats.”

Reporting by Ella Lee, Freelance

Reporter. Full story at



Approved 2020 budget

includes ‘significant’ road

resurfacing, stormwater

utility fee

With the end of the

calendar year rapidly approaching,

the Wilmette

Village Board approved

the fiscal year 2020 budget

at $99.681 million at its

Nov. 26 meeting.

The budget has more

money dedicated to road

resurfacing ($5.3 million)

than any time in at least

the last 20 years. This includes

$2.75 million for

the annual road program

(approximately 28 blocks

resurfaced), $1.2 million

for reconstruction of Central

Avenue and $1.3 million

for road resurfacing

associated with Phase 1A

of the stormwater project.

“This is a very responsible

budget,” Village President

Bob Bielinski said.

“It maintains service levels

and it also includes significant

investments in our

municipal infrastructure,

notably more than $5 million

for roads. That’s the

highest amount the Village

has budgeted in any single

year for roads for at least

the past 20 years.”

There is no increase in

the water rate and the water

rate has not increased

for six of the last eight

years. The water fund

budget includes $5 million

for the completion of

the water plant electrical

improvements. Other improvements

include $2.92

million for water main replacements

on Central and

Lake avenues, $88,000

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From the Editor

Remember to shop local this holiday season

Peter Kaspari


With Thanksgiving

come and

gone and all

of us enjoying the food,

friends and family, the

holiday season has officially


Regardless of what you

celebrate this season, or

if you celebrate at all,

no doubt most of us will

be shopping for gifts for

ourselves and our loved

ones this holiday season. I

know I already have.

While you’re shopping

this holiday season, don’t

forget to remember your

local businesses.

As was highlighted at

this past weekend’s Cocoa

Crawl, local businesses

are very important to the

local economy. When you

buy from a local business,

you know that your

money is staying locally,

and that it’s supporting

local people and local


The people who own local

businesses are people

that we all know. They’re

the ones who greet you

by name whenever you

come in. They’re the ones

that spend a few minutes

of their day catching up

with you and asking how

you’ve been. There’s a

good chance you know

who they are as well, and

know all about them and

their families.

To me personally, local

businesses are very important.

Since the 1960s, my

family has owned their

own sign business. My

grandfather started it, and

since 2003, my parents

have owned it. I’ve seen

firsthand the struggles and

joys that owning a local

business can bring, so I

understand what it’s like

for these local business

owners and employees.

Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff are very lucky to

have countless local businesses.

They offer plenty

of options, whether they

be food, clothing, books,

entertainment, toys,

sporting equipment and

more. You will very likely

find exactly what you are

looking for at these local


So as you begin shopping

this holiday season,

remember the local businesses,

and be sure to give

them some support. Who

knows? Maybe you’ll find

a locally-kept secret!

On Nov. 26, Lake Bluff Fire and Rescue

posted, “Last weekend, LBFD hosted a

group of Au Pairs. Along with a station tour,

they were given a fire safety talk and had

the opportunity to practice proper use of fire


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On Nov. 25, Lake Forest Library tweeted,

“Friends of Lake Forest Library Holiday Book

& CD Bazaar begins today! Stop by the

Library Foyer and browse a wide selection of

gently‐used holiday books and music. Make a

donation to the Friends in exchange and pay

what you want! #tistheseason #holidayreading”

Follow The Lake Forest Leader: @TheLFLeader


From Page 14

for valve installations,

$40,000 for the rebuild of

the water plant high-lift

pump, $21,000 for transmission

main repairs and

$12,000 for water main

surge suppressors.

A new stormwater utility

fee is effective Jan. 1

and the average annual

residential fee is $144.

Reporting by Todd Marver,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WilmetteBeacon-



Cub Scouts, Hometown

Heroes program thank

local first responders

Glencoe Cub Scout

Troop 28 donated more

than $500 worth of popcorn

to Glencoe Public

Safety the afternoon of

Nov. 23 as a gesture to

thank the officers for their

service and commitment to

the village.

The donation was part of

the Hometown Heroes program,

which allows community

members to buy

popcorn from the Scouts

that is then delivered to local

first responders.

“It was a way that the

community could doubly

support Glencoe,” said

Lisa Bell, this year’s “Popcorn

Kernel” — the leader

of the annual fundraiser

— and mom to one of the

scouts. Funds raised went

to the troop, and the goods

benefited the public safety


Throughout the fall, the

first- through fifth-graders

went door to door with

wagon sales and also stood

outside of Walgreens at the

corner of Vernon and Park

for six weekends, asking

passersby to support their


In the end, locals donated

$530 of popcorn, which

helped to both boost sales

and fund the troop’s year,

as well as boost morale for

public safety.

“It makes you feel good

inside, that we’re appreciated

and looked at as role

models,” Lt. Kevin Kulinski

said. “It’s a special

go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The number of tree lighting

ceremonies Lake Forest has

held. Full story on Page 4.

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treat, definitely.”

Reporting by Christine

Hinkel Adams, Freelance

Reporter. Full story at GlencoeAnchorDaily.com.

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Debut show

Chicago a cappella to perform

in Lake Forest, Page 22

Downtown dining

New Northbrook eatery finding early success,

Page 23

The Gallery offers one-ofa-kind

menu inspired by

art on display, Page 19

The Gallery co-owner Cecilia Lanyon (right) and manager Hayley Kennedy

pose in the dining room of the restaurant/art gallery. The venue offers a menu

that is inspired by the art that’s on display. Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media

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The Gallery pairs art, cuisine for unique experience

Lily Abromeit

Freelance Reporter

Imagine taking a bite

of tuna while looking at a

photograph of tuna fishing

boats in Hawaii – all of

your senses totally aligned.

This is the experience

The Gallery in Lake Forest

is hoping to give you.

The Gallery provides

gallery space for artists,

as well as a restaurant for

cuisine that corresponds to

the art.

Cecilia Lanyon and

Dominic Zumpano

dreamed up the idea for

the creative space years

ago after talking about

doing an art show that

would include Lanyon’s

art and Zumpano’s dishes

in collaboration together.

Instead, they opened The

Gallery to allow additional

artists to participate.

“An artist’s process is

very similar to my process

so we thought it would be

a unique idea for a restaurant,”

said Zumpano, who

is the chef and co-owner.

The 25-hundred-squarefoot

space can seat about

55 guests, allowing everyone

to constantly have

a view of the art on the


The exhibit and menu

rotate every six to eight

weeks, allowing visitors

to continuously view different

forms of art and try

new styles of food every

few months.

Co-owner Lanyon said

the most common exhibit

is with one artist collaborating

with Zumpano.

They choose artists based

on ensuring they can fill

the space as well as provide

work that will jive

well with the food of the


“Sometimes there are

The Gallery co-owner Cecilia Lanyon talks about

a piece of artwork on display by Rebecca Romero


serendipitous situations

and we meet somebody,

and it clicks,” Lanyon said.

As the menu is based off

of the artwork on display,

they must work closely

with each visiting artist.

“So that what’s on the

plate can match what’s on

the walls,” Lanyon said.

Zumpano said there are

many different things that

spark the menu.

“I’ll sit down with the

artist and we’ll just have a

conversation and will talk

about their inspiration and

their techniques that they

use and then we’ll share

stories,” he said.

There are usually about

15 to 17 items on the menu

and they can be based on

anything Zumpano draws

from the artist. In the past

he has served beef tongue

to go along with a painting

featuring a tongue.

This piece was one from

Chicago-based artist ISz,

whose art was recently

on display at The Gallery.

Lanyon and Zumpano have

worked with ISz twice, and

said it was one of the most

memorable times they’ve

had working at The

Kitsch-In Debuts

The Gallery’s latest

exhibit, “Kitsch-In,”

featuring works by Amy

Lynn Ross, is now on

display. Ross’ artwork

features “tightly

crafted collage works

on wood and canvas in

vintage pans, frames

and home wares.”


“He’s just one of the

coolest cats and his paintings

are unbelievable, the

guy is super talented …

the rule was there are no

rules,” Zumpano said. “We

did some funky things …

we took kimchi and made

it into a dough and then

fried it and made it into

kimchi chips.”

He added there is always

a foundation and technique

to the food he thinks up,

but that he also gives himself

a lot of creative leeway.

“It’s the best chef job

I’ve ever had,” he said.

“It constantly keeps me

involved in thinking about

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Cecilia Lanyon, co-owner of The Gallery, sets up a table in preparation for the arrival

of dinner guests. Photos by Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media

20 | December 5, 2019 | The lake forest leader FAITH


Faith Briefs

First Presbyterian Church

(700 Sheridan Road, Lake Forest)

Wednesday Women’s Bible


9:45-11 a.m., Wednesdays

in the South Parlor.

Brown Bag Bible Study

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


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

Lord’s Supper is offered

after each class.

Celebration Worship with


5-6 p.m. on Saturdays

Hogar de Fe, Our Hispanic

Worship Service

Hogar de Fe is Faith’s

Spanish-language church

service. Saturdays, 6:30 to

8 p.m.

Women’s Small Group

Bible Study

Monthly on the first and

third Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday Tie’ers

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

and fourth Tuesday of the

month. Put together quilts

for Lutheran World Relief.

No sewing experience required!

All are welcome.

Steeple Quilters

Weekly on Thursdays,

7:30 to 9 p.m.

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.

Adult Formation

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at

Inovasi, 28 E. Center Ave.,

Lake Bluff.

Bible Study

Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. We

are studying The Last

Week by Marcus Borg

and John Crossan. Join us.

Women’s Support Group

The Women’s Support

Group will be meeting on

the second Thursday of

each month at 6:30 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.

Prayer Shawl Group


The Grace Prayer Shawl

Group meets the third

Monday of every month at

1:00 p.m. at Panera Bread

in Lake Bluff, corner of

Rockland Road (176) and

Waukegan Road. Anyone

who knows of a person

in need of a Prayer Shawl

may take one. Please contact

Susan Kenyon for

more information.

Church of St. Mary

(175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest)

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.

Handbell Choir Practice

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

Adult Choir

7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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. You will

be challenged and motivated

to make a plan for

your money and decrease

your stress over finances.

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. We look

forward to thoughtful presentations

with time for Q

and A in an informal, intergenerational


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

program for children

4 years old through fifth

grade. Guide your child’s

spiritual growth and biblical

literacy to a new level

through Bible Blast. There

is a one-time registration

fee of $45. Free childcare

is provided for 3 years old

and younger.

Union Church of Lake Bluff

(525 E. Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff)

Live Wires

4-5 p.m. Wednesdays,

Fellowship Hall. Live

Wires is the Union Church

youth group for fourththrough

sixth-graders. The

group meets for lively discussion

and fun activities.

Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page

to peter@lakeforestleader.

com. The deadline is noon on

Thursday. Questions? Call

(847) 272-4565 ext. 21.


From Page 19

… the menu items and

things that we’re doing.

“When you’re a steakhouse,

you’re a steakhouse,

when you’re an Italian

restaurant, you’re an

Italian restaurant, but our

menu varies. … There’s a

lot of different stuff that

can be on the menu that

doesn’t necessarily seem

cohesive, but it is.”

ISz said the process of

working with The Gallery

was exciting and it was

interesting to see the food

Zumpano came up with.

“[It’s] an interesting way

to see in real time what

people’s interpretations of

your art is … it’s a visual

and tactile response,” ISz

said. “It was a nice interactive

experience. It wasn’t

hanging work and creating

a static situation, it was

more dynamic than that.”

The concept gives people

an opportunity to interact

with the art in a new way.

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One of the tables set up in The Gallery’s dining room.

Photos by Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media

The Gallery’s manager, Hayley Kennedy, lights a candle

on one of the dining room tables.

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Chicago a cappella to

entertain in Lake Forest

Submitted content

Chicago a cappella, heralded

as “the area’s best

unaccompanied group,”

brings a new collection of

songs for the holidays to

Lake Forest on Dec. 14.

The first concert the

group has performed in

Lake Forest, it will be at

the Church of the Holy

Spirit, 400 E. Westminster

Ave., at 8 p.m.

The 10-member ensemble

brings inventive a

cappella twists to familiar

songs such as “Have Yourself

a Merry Little Christmas,”

“Carol of the Bells,”

and “The Dreidl Song,”

in a program created and

prepared by guest music

director Paul Nicholson.

Chicago a cappella is

performing its 27th season.

The singers will revel

in Renaissance and contemporary

works by Jean

Mouton, Steven Sametz,

and Joshua

Fishbein; classic Christmas

carols in new arrangements;

and festive music

for Chanukah.

This delightful concert

will set the mood for a

season filled with joy and


Beginning with the medieval

chant for Christmas

Eve at midnight, the singers

of Chicago a cappella

will traverse an astonishing

range of music for the season

at Holidays a cappella.

Traditional carols will include

David Willcocks’

classic arrangement of the

French carol “Quelle est

cette odeur agréable” and

Malcolm Sargent’s lovely

version of “Silent Night.”

A special focus on Chanukah

will bring six songs

for the Jewish festival of

lights, including

Three Pieces for Chanukah,

a jazz-infused triptych

by former Chicagoan

Robert Applebaum; a new

work by award-winning

composer Joshua Fishbein;

and even a hip-hop

take on the holiday by reggae

rapper Matisyahu.

The singers will revisit

Robert Convery’s arrangement

of “Have Yourself a

Merry Little Christmas,”

first performed by Chicago

a cappella in 1998 and

featured on the ensemble’s

first holiday CD.

Tickets can be purchased

online at www.


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Lake Forest Library provides

teens relief from finals stress

Submitted Content

The Lake Forest Library

will be hosting five Exam

Escape sessions for students

in grades 9-12.

It will include studying

snacks and occasional

therapy dog visits.

The dates and times are:

• Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Dec. 15, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

• Dec. 16, 2 p.m.-8:30


visit us online at

• Dec. 17, 2 p.m.-8:30


• Dec. 18, 2 p.m.-8:30


Power on your devices

and crack open your books

in the Teen Space.


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Lake Bluff Library kicks

off Winter Reading Club

Submitted Content

The Lake Bluff Library

will begin its Winter Reading

Club for adults, teens

and children Saturday,

Dec. 7.

Winter is the perfect time

to catch up on your reading!

This year, the Adult

and Youth Services departments

collaborated on a

newly redesigned Winter

Reading Club for adults,

teens and children.

What’s new with the

Winter Reading Club?

1. We bring the log to

you! Thanks to a generous

donation from the Friends

of the Lake Bluff Library,

we were able to include

Winter Reading Club logs

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Gorton Center Live presents

Justin Wade Tam & Angel Snow

Staff Report

Two Nashville singer/

songwriters will be performing

at the Gorton

Community Center as part

of its Gorton Center Live


Justin Wade Tam and

Angel Snow will perform

on Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.,

with doors opening at 7:30


Tam, the lead singer

of Humming House, is a

singer-songwriter based

in Nashville, Tenn., whose

narrative lyrics bring listeners

into a sonic landscape

at once hopeful and

calming. Tam has created

in the winter issue of the

newsletter so you can get

started reading right away!

2. You set your own reading

goal. Whether that’s one

book or one hundred books,

your Winter Reading Club

goal is entirely up to you!

Read as much as you want

in order to participate.

3. A Winter Reading

Club webform?! You betcha!

We now have an online

webform for turning

in Winter Reading Club

logs. Visit lakeblufflibrary.

org/wrc.html and you can

fill out a digital version of

your Winter Reading Club

log (or print out extra paper

copies if you prefer using

the print version).

his first solo EP titled “A

Place To Land.” The introspective,

four-song collection

seeks to find and define

a sense of place.

While these are the first

songs Tam has released

under his own name, he

has been writing and touring

with the folk-rock ensemble

Humming House

for eight years. His songs

have been featured on

television networks that

include Starz, The CW,

ABC, CMT, and independent

documentary films.

Snow, also from Nashville,

wrote three songs

on Grammy Award win-

4. Any kind of reading

counts—and attending programs,


All reading counts:

whether it’s a print book,

an eBook, an audiobook,

or even reading a book to

someone else. You can also

count attendance at library

programs toward your

Winter Reading Club goal.

How it works:

1. Complete an activity.

2. Fill out a ticket (either

online or on paper).

3. Turn in your ticket.

4. Receive a WRC pin.

5. Your ticket is entered

into a raffle drawing for a


6. Repeat as often as you


ner Alison Krauss’ 2011

album “Paper Airplane.”

Nashville’s Music Row

crowned her, “Nashville’s

next stealth pop weapon.”

Snow’s 2012 self-titled

debut spawned “These

Days,” which notched

6 million-plus Spotify

streams and earned acclaim

from American

Songwriter. After touring

the globe, she desired

to expand and evolve her

style beyond traditional

Americana and folk.

Tickets $20 online, $25

at the door. Tickets are $10

for students who provide

an ID.

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Northbrook’s Eataco quickly becoming new downtown favorite

Jason Addy

Contributing Editor

The downtown Northbrook eatery offers elote ($4), with

fire-roasted corn topped with Mexican crema, queso

fresco and house seasonings.


1350 Shermer Road,


(847) 715-9367


11 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily

After years of turnover

at one of its prime locations,

downtown Northbrook

seems to have found

the missing piece of the


Glenbrook North alumna

Serah Cicek and her

husband, Kadir, officially

launched Eataco Nov. 2 at

1350 Shermer Road, a location

that has seen a number

of different businesses

come and go.

The Ciceks, along with

business partners Javier

Alvarez and Manny Gill,

opened Eataco’s doors in

July, but spent some time

figuring out exactly what

the Northbrook community

wanted ahead of the restaurant’s

November grand


Those first few months

showed Eataco’s ownership

group that the fusion

Mexican restaurant might

be the perfect fit for downtown

Northbrook for many

years to come.

“The community has

been nothing but great

to us. We couldn’t have

asked for a more welcoming

opening,” Serah Cicek

said, adding residents have

been telling her “this is

what’s been missing” in

the area. “That’s very, very

flattering for us to hear.”

Cicek credited the local

community’s support for

small businesses as a big

reason for Eataco’s early

success and said she hopes

to “stay here forever.”

“It just shows that as long

as we’re here to serve them,

they’re here to support us,”

Cicek said. “That really, really

means a lot to me as a

small business owner.”

Cicek said she and Kadir

had been eyeing the location

at the heart of downtown

Northbrook for the

past few years, and finally

“the timing was right”

for them to take over the


“I’ve always loved

Northbrook. This downtown

area has always

been one of my favorites,”

Cicek said.

The Ciceks bring with

them a lifetime of experience

in the restaurant industry,

as both grew up in

families that operated restaurants.

After they graduated

from Rutgers University

in New Jersey, the

Ciceks launched a pizza

restaurant in New Jersey

before working their way

back to the Chicago area.

Cicek said Eataco has always

been a dream for her

and her husband, but they

were “waiting to partner

up with the right people to

help us put the vision into


Enter Javier Alvarez and

Jonathan Vega, the chefs

behind the innovative, fusion-forward


As “food junkies,”

the Ciceks and the chefs

“wanted to provide people

with unique flavors and

kind of think outside the

box” while featuring seasonal

ingredients, Cicek


A group of 22nd Century

Media editors recently

visited Eataco to try some

of the restaurant’s fusion


Our first taste of

Eataco’s unique take on

Mexican food was the

coconut shrimp taco ($4),

which features shrimp

fried in housemade panko

batter and topped with

roasted pineapple, sweet

chili sauce, cilantro and

coconut flakes.

Next, we sampled the

elote ($4), with fire-roasted

corn topped with Mexican

crema, queso fresco and

house seasonings. Unlike

many restaurants, Eataco

leaves the corn on the cob

for its elotes, creating an

eye-catching presentation

for the side dish.

We then tried Eataco’s

tostada ($4), a grilled corn

tortilla piled high with refried

beans, mixed greens,

fire-roasted corn, pico de

Eataco’s tostada ($4) is a grilled corn tortilla piled high with refried beans, mixed

greens, fire-roasted corn, pico de gallo and queso fresco. Photos by Martin

Carlino/22nd Century Media

Eataco’s crispy fish potato bowl ($8.50) features deep-fried fish served over a baked

potato and topped with black beans, corn, sour cream, queso fresco and pico de gallo.

gallo and queso fresco.

Customers can also add a

number of meats (including

lamb carnitas, beef

barbacoa, ground beef and

Thai pork), as well as teriyaki

tofu or guacamole for

a few extra dollars.

The ground beef nachos

($7.50) soon followed.

Eataco serves its nachos

with black beans, corn,

pico de gallo, sour cream

and queso fresco, along

with any choice of additional


The restaurant’s creativity

was clear to see with

the next dish we sampled,

a crispy fish potato bowl

($8.50). The dish featured

deep-fried fish served over

a baked potato and topped

with black beans, corn,

sour cream, queso fresco

and pico de gallo. Any

of Eataco’s dishes can be

ordered on corn or flour

tortillas, or as a bowl with

a base of salad, rice or a

baked potato.

Last but certainly not

least, we tried the churros

($2 each). The footlong

churros are drizzled with

chocolate sauce and sprinkled

with coconut flakes,

making it a great dessert


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Lillian Aston

Aston is a senior captain

on the Lake Forest co-op

girls hockey team.

How did you get

started playing


When I first moved to

Chicago my dad picked

hockey back up after playing

when he was young.

He wanted me to try it, and

I ended up really liking it.

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys talk hoops, wrestling,

hockey to start winter

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 latest in North

Shore sports. The guys start

off by recapping holiday

boys and girls basketball,

hear from Loyola Academy

boys basketball player Jordan

Kwiecinski, play Way/

No Way with wrestling and

get all caught up with boys

and girls hockey.

Find the varsity

Twitter: @NorthShorePreps

Facebook: @thevarsitypodcast

Website: LakeForestLeaderDaily.com/sports

Download: Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn,

PlayerFM, more

First Quarter

The three recap all the

boys and girls basketball

action over the holiday


Second Quarter

Kwiecinski joins to talk

about a big rivalry game.

Third Quarter

Way/No way comes

back as the guys make predictions

on wrestling.

Fourth Quarter

To finish things off, the

guys talk about boys and

girls hockey.

What’s your favorite

part about playing


Definitely the team

component and the comaraderie

and how the game

is so fast-paced.

What’s the most

challenging part of

playing hockey?

Working as a team can

be very difficult sometimes.

What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

ever gotten?

To go out there and try

your hardest. Sometimes

you just got to get over the

nerves and try your hardest.

Do you have any

pre-game rituals or


One of our teammates

made her own version of a

song, and we always listen

to it in the locker room because

it’s really funny.

If you could play

another sport besides

hockey, what would

it be?

I also play field hockey

and lacrosse. I like them

for the same reasons,

they’re both team sports. A

lot of the aspects are similar

to hockey, which I like.

What’s your favorite

place to eat?

A place in Highwood

called Jin28, their sushi is

really good.

If you could have any

superpower, what

PHOTO submitted

would it be?

To read minds, I think

that would be really cool.

If you won the lottery,

what’s the first thing

you would buy?

I would buy a plane ticket

to Australia. I’ve always

wanted to scuba dive the

Great Barrier Reef.

What’s one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I have been bit by a


Interview by Sports Editor

Nick Frazier

Basketball Power Rankings

The 22nd Century Media Sports Editors ranked the North

Shore area girls and boys basketball teams in our coverage

area throughout the season.


1. Loyola Academy

(Previous week: 1)

Loyola started the season

hot, going 4-0 and

winning the Loyola/New

Trier Thanksgiving Tournament.

2. Glenbrook South (2)

Dom Martinelli has already

put on a show, scoring

51 points to help the

Titans win their second

Buffalo Grove Thanksgiving


3. New Trier (3)

The Trevians started the

season with two strong

games before dropping

a rivalry game against


4. Glenbrook North (4)

Glenbrook North won

its first two games in its

Thanksgiving Tournament

before dropping its last

two, finishing in fourth


5. Highland Park (5)

The Giant finished 2-2

after finishing in fourth

place at the Ridgewood

Thanksgiving Tournament.

6. Lake Forest (6)

Lake Forest started the

season 2-2 in its showing

at the Loyola/New Trier



1. Lake Forest (1)

The Scouts haven’t

had many adjustments

to make, starting 5-0 and

winning the Vernon Hills


2. Loyola Academy (2)

Loyola’s strong win over

New Trier was followed

by a loss to Fenwick in the

Loyola/New Trier Thanksgiving


3. New Trier (3)

The Trevians lost to both

of the teams who squared

off at the Loyola/New

Trier Thanksgiving title


4. Highland Park (5)

Highland Park has

shown the growth many

expected early on this season.

5. Glenbrook North (6)

The Spartans have impressed,

starting 3-1 and

falling at the Vernon Hills

Tournament title game.

6. Glenbrook South (4)

South has seen some ups

and downs this season as it

tries to figure out roles.

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This Week In...



■Dec. ■ 5 - hosts Stevenson, 7 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 7 - vs. Marist at Fremd, 10:30 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 10 - vs. St. Charles North at

Lake Zurich, 6 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 11 - at Mundelein, 7 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 7 - hosts Prospect, 5:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 10 - at Mundelein, 7 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 6 - at Mundelein, 5:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 7 - invitational at Richmond-Burton,

9 a.m.


■Dec. ■ 7 - invitational at Rolling Meadows,

10 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 11 - hosts Stevenson, 5:30 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 6 - at Warren, 8 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 8 - hosts Highland Park, 4 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 8 - hosts Fenwick, 7:30 p.m.



■Dec. ■ 5 - hosts Maine, 6 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 7 - hosts Barrington, 12 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 7 - hosts St. Francis Buffalo, 12:15


■Dec. ■ 7 - hosts Shady Side, 6 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 5 - hosts St. Joseph’s College, 7 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 7 - hosts T.F. South, 1:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 8 - hosts Gilmour, 12 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 6 - at Christian Liberty, 4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 7 - at Grayslake North, 2 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 6 - hosts Taft, 4:30 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 7 - hosts Latin, 12 p.m.



■Dec. ■ 5 - at Elgin, 5 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 7 - at Francis W. Parker, 4 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 10 - hosts Morgan Park, 4:30

p.m.Dec. 11 - hosts Beacon, 5 p.m.

Sports Briefs

Shipp wins MLS


Lake Forest native Harry

Shipp won the 2019 Major

League Soccer Cup with

the Seattle Sounders on

Nov. 10.

Shipp, 28, is a midfielder

who totaled five goals and

three assists in 25 games

with the Sounders this season.

Seattle finished second

in the Western Conference

and won four playoff

games to win its second

title in four years. Shipp

started the Sounders’ 2-0

win over DC United in the

second round of the playoffs.

While at Lake Forest

High School, Shipp was

named to the All-Midwest

team. He graduated in


Patlovich reaches milestone

with UNH

Former LFHS girls volleyball

standout Emma Patlovich

recorded her 2,000

career assist with the University

of New Hampshire

on Nov. 15. She is the fifth

Wildcat in program history

to reach that number.

The 5-foot-11 junior setter

totaled 497 assists this

season, which led UNH.

She was also fifth on the

team in aces with 23 and

played in all 96 sets this


Patlovich was a threeyear

captain and fouryear

varsity starter for the

Scouts, helping the team to

a North Suburban Conference

title her senior year.

Traynor excels in

classroom, on field at


LFHS grad and Dartmouth

linebacker Jack

Traynor was selected to

the CoSIDA Academic All-

District first team. He also

was a unanimous All-Ivy

League first team seleciton.

Traynor totaled 66 tackles,

two interceptions and

two fumble recoveries.

The 6-foot, 230-pound fifth

year served as team captain

for the second-straight season,

the 13th ever player to

do so at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth finished

the regular season 9-1 to

clinch the 2019 Ivy League


Moderwell earns Big Ten


Former Scouts soccer

star Matt Moderwell was

named a All-Big Ten second

team nominee after

a solid senior season at

Northwestern University.

The 5-foot-10 midfielder

led the team in scoring with

five goals and six assists.

He was also named to the

Big Ten All-Tournament

team after helping guide

the Wildcats to the conference

quarterfinals. Moderwell

finishes his college

career with 10 goals and

eight assists.

In his senior season at

LFHS, Moderwell was

named NSC All-Conference

and earned All-Sectional

honorable mention.

Athlete of the Month

Crowder makes it two in a row for New Trier








about your favorite high

school teams. Sports

editors Michal Dwojak,

Michael Wojtychiw, and

Nick Frazier host the only

North Shore sports podcast.

Michael Wojtychiw

Contributing Sports Editor

It’s been quite the year

for New Trier boys soccer

player Aidan Crowder.

Earlier this fall, Crowder,

a Trevians forward, was

named 22nd Century Media’s

Boys Soccer Player

of the Year. Last week, he

added another honor as

well: November’s Athlete

of the Month.

The senior took a lead

early in 22nd Century Media’s

latest Athlete of the

Month competition and

never gave it up, giving

the school its second consecutive,

and third overall,

monthly honor in 2019.

November Athlete of

the Month Candidates

Lake Forest

Fiona Summerville, girls


Skyler Kruenen, girls


Pat Moorhead, boys golf

Lake Forest Academy

Kenny Turelli, boys


Crowder finished in

first place with 134 votes,

knocking off Lake Forest

field hockey player Sophie

Gambit, who finished

with 90 votes. Three Highland

park athletes, football

players Chris Lee and

Chris Hernandez and boys

soccer player Matt Holleman

rounded out the top


After playing a minimal

role his junior year, the

senior broke out this year,

helping the Trevians to another

regional title, while

leading the team in goals

and being named an All-

Sectional honoree.

Voting lasted from Nov.

10-25. The Athlete of the

Month contest for athletes

selected in the month of

November gets underway

on Dec. 10 and will end on

Dec. 25. Vote at LakeForestLeaderDaily.com.

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Nine LFHS athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

November 13 was a

special day at Lake Forest

High School.

That’s because nine athletes

committed to the collegiate

level for National

Signing Day. Surrounded

by friends, family and

teammates in the school’s

cafeteria, the Scouts put

pen to paper to make their

post-grad plans official.

Breck Nowik is a senior

who committed to the University

of Illinois-Chicago

for baseball. The third

baseman batted .373 and

made the All-North Suburban

Conference team this

past spring.

After the ceremony,

Nowik said it was a dream

come true to get to sign his

National Letter of Intent.

“I’ve been around these

people my whole entire

life,” Nowik said. “To take

my game to the next level

is an awesome experience,

I’m really looking forward

to it.”

The Flames won 29

games last season and were

Horizon League champions.

Joining a winning

program is nice, but Nowik

was most impressed by the

bond he formed with the

UIC coaches.

“They really had faith

in me, we had a good relationship,”

Nowik said. “I

visited there, I love everything

about it, I like being

in the city, the facilities

were awesome. I got to

meet some of the teammates

and they were pretty

cool guys, I thought I’d fit

in nicely.”

Elise Stanley was one of

five Lake Forest studentathletes

to commit to playing

college soccer. As a

junior last season, the midfielder

totaled nine points

and was an All-Sectional

honorable mention, helping

lead the Scouts to a

regional title.

Stanley will head east

after high school to play

for Johns Hopkins University.

“It does feel really good

to finally do this,” Stanley

said. “I worked for a really

long time improving my

skills. To commit my senior

year and have done all

that work and have it pay

off is a really big deal for


The senior wishes to go

into the medical field in

college, and JHU is one

of the best places for that.

Throw in the fact that the

soccer team just won a

conference title on Nov.

10, and it’s the perfect

place for Stanley.

“If you want to go into

the medical field that’s

the place to be in terms

of schools,” Stanley said.

“I’m just really happy that

academics and sports came

together and it worked out,

it couldn’t have been better

for me.”

Other LFHS athletes

Halle Douglass (center), Ingrid Falls (right) and Nicole Doucette are all smiles during

Signing Day on Nov. 13 at Lake Forest High School. Nick Frazier/22nd Century Media

signing their National Letters

of Intent were Halle

Douglass (University of

Wisconsin women’s basketball),

Alyssa Marquis

(University of Toledo

women’s soccer), Kennedy

Stein (Augsburg

University women’s ice

hockey), and Chase Waggoner

(University of Illinois

wrestling). Rounding

out the athletes were

Bridget Mitchell, Ingrid

Falls and Nicole Doucette

signing their intent to play

soccer at Northwestern



Lake Forest 66, Mather 38

Asa Thomas scored 18

points, and Cade Nowik

chipped in 13 in the season-opening

win on Nov.


St. Ignatius 58, Lake

Forest 50

Thomas’ 22 points

weren’t enough, as the

Scouts fell in overtime on

Nov. 26.

Lake Forest 53, Chicago

Prep 48

Jack Malloy led the

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

Scouts with 17 points in

the win on Nov. 27.


Lake Forest 60, Sycamore


Finola Summerville and

Lilly Trkla each had 17

points on Nov. 25.

Lake Forest 50, Antioch 12

The Scouts’ win on Nov.

26 resulted in LFHS going

5-0 and winning the

Vernon Hills tournament.

Halle Douglass contributed

18 points, six rebounds

and six assists.


Rockford East 36, Lake

Forest 35

Jackson Meadow and

Sebastian Starks earned six

points each in the seasonopening

loss on Nov. 26.

Lake Forest 29, Grayslake

North 25

Lake Forest 29, Palatine


The Scouts defeated

both teams at its tri on Nov.

27. Truman Thuente, Sebastian

Starks and Chase

Waggoner all performed

well for Lake Forest.


Latin Orange 2, Lake

Forest 1

Amy Walker scored for

the Scouts co-op team on

Nov. 24.

Loyola 6, Lake Forest 1

Goaltender Sarah Matthews

made 63 stops in the

loss on Sunday, Dec. 1.




Woodlands 43, Ida Crown


The Wildcats’ one-point

win gave the team a 4-0 record

to start the season on

Nov. 26.


From Page 31

Then, in the early

spring of 2011, the

Lake Forest co-op girls

hockey team clinched a

state title, thanks in part

to goaltender Hannah

Redden, the Metro Girls’

Goalie of the Year. Haley

Conroy, Jessica Gould,

Kelsey Patten, Maddie

Pfalzer and Redden all

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earned All-State honors

that season, as the Scouts

defeated Loyola 4-1 in

the championship game

in March of 2011.

The Scouts are off to an

incredible start this season,

but they’ve actually

won three state titles in a

year before. I’m looking

forward to seeing the

rest of this year’s teams

try to outdo that 2010-11


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Remissong, Scouts defeat PREP on Pucks & Poms night

Bill McLean

Freelance Reporter

Nick Remissong likes


On Thanksgiving Eve,

following a home game,

the Lake Forest High

School senior forward said

it’s his favorite Thanksgiving

side dish.

“I’ll eat plenty of it [on

Thanksgiving Day],” the

5-foot-11, 175-pounder

admitted. “We’re celebrating

twice — lunch and


Guess who was thankful

Remissong got dressed in

a Scouts hockey uniform

on Nov. 27? Scouts teammates

and fans.

Remissong — a doubleroster

hockey player this

winter, playing for LF and

AAA Chicago Mission —

scored his team’s first two

goals in the Scouts’ 4-1

defeat of PREP at Lake

Forest College’s Alumni

Memorial Fieldhouse.

Remissong suited up

for only Chicago Mission

squads in his first three

years of high school.

“Controls the puck,

moves his feet, looks for

options,” Scouts secondyear

coach Steve Sarauer

said of Remissong’s

strengths in the rink.

Remissong’s first goal,

fired from the point near

the end of the first period

following passes from senior

defenseman Michael

Manfred and junior forward

Connor Kuchman,

opened the scoring against

the Illinois High School

Hockey League North

Central division-leading

PREP (a club featuring

players from Prospect,

Rolling Meadows and Elk

Grove high schools).

“That shot was ridiculous,”

said Scouts senior

The Scouts cheerleaders pose before the game against


forward Hunter Dee, who

scored the final goal of the

night off an assist from his

brother, forward Will Dee.

‘The speed of it, how fast

it was, made it ridiculous.”

Lake Forest wasn’t the

only winner on its annual

Pucks and Poms

night. Great Lakes Adaptive

Sports Association

(GLASA) also emerged

victorious. Money was

raised for the organization

in a variety of ways, from

concession sales to raffle

tickets to a Shoot the Puck

competition in between the

second and third periods.

Senior Halle Douglass,

Lake Forest High School’s

record-setting girls basketball

guard, stood at center

ice and slid a puck through

a small opening at an otherwise

blocked net during

the intermission. So did

senior Patrick Moorhead,

the reigning Class 3A

boys golf state runner-up,

prompting PA announcer

and LFHS junior Peter

Elliott to crack, “Hole in


The successful shots

netted a combined $500

for GLASA, thanks to the

generosity of the Lake

Forest High School Hockey

Association. Fans of all

ages packed the stands in

The Scouts take the ice in their new alternate uniforms with the Lake Forest cheerleaders

cheering them on at the Scouts’ Pucks & Poms game on Nov. 27 at Lake

Forest College. Photo courtesy of Debbie Silver

LFC’s home ice arena on

Nov. 27.

“It was great to see the

community come out and

see what hockey is all

about; nice crowd, supportive

and vocal,” Hunter

Dee said after the Scouts

— the reigning IHSHL

North Central champions

— won for the fifth time

in their last six games and

improved to 11-4-1.

PREP (11-3-1) knotted

it at 1 in the third minute

of the second period. LF

senior defenseman Kyle

Platt delivered the helper

on Remissong’s second

tally nearly nine minutes

later, putting the hosts up


A mere 1:05 later, seconds

after a 4-on-4 had

ended with 1:33 left in

the period, Scouts senior

forward Alex Huddlestun

controlled a feed from

Manfred and struck for a

power play goal to expand

the advantage to 3-1.

Scouts junior goaltender

Grant Salanty played magnificently

at the outset of

the third period, parrying

a flurry of dangerous shots

during the final 4:36 of a

penalty kill. Salanty used

practically every piece of

his equipment — as well

as his tenacity — to preserve

the 3-1 lead.

“Grant’s saves,” Sarauer

said, “helped us out a lot

there. [PREP] had momentum;

Grant’s play in goal

changed the momentum.”

Sarauer noted his club

had entered the Pucks and

Poms contest on a fits and

starts roll. In other words,

in recent games his boys

would play well for one

period, play so-so for a

stretch, struggle and then

rediscover their ‘A’ game.

“Tonight we played

good hockey for three periods,

finally,” the coach

said. “We played a complete

game. It was pivotal

to get the win tonight.”

And critical to have a

seasoned “rookie” in LF

togs. Remissong, thrilled

to practice and compete

with his LFHS friends for

the first time, scored his

first pair of high school

goals in the big win. He’ll

likely play Junior hockey

next winter.

After that?

“I have aspirations to

play college hockey,” Remissong

said while standing

just outside a Lake

Forest College locker


After the varsity win,

Lake Forest hockey alumni

took the ice for the program’s

annual Alumni

Game, capping off a memorable

night for Scouts


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the lake forest leader | December 5, 2019 | 31

From the Sports Editor

LFHS enjoys memorable fall season

22nd century media file



Players to Watch

this winter

1. Kennedy

Stein (above).

Stein recently


to Augustana

University and is

the leading scorer

for the Scouts coop


2. Asa Thomas.

The freshman

basketball player

was named to the

Loyola/New Trier


Tournament All-

Star team.

3. Bella Ranallo.

Ranallo is

another freshman

who is a breakout

candidate, as

she’s putting

up points with

the Scouts girls

basketball team.

Nick Frazier

Sports Editor

They say when it

rains, it pours, but

that can go the

other way as well; when

the sun’s out, it’s scorching


Lake Forest High

School has had a memorable

fall season, with

two state titles and plenty

other accolades. The

Scouts are on pace to

have the most successful

athletic year the school

2019 PressBox Picks

has ever seen.

It all started with a

furious comeback by the

LFHS boys golf team at

the Class 3A state championship.

The Scouts

were in fourth place after

day one, until the team

scored +12 on Saturday,

Oct. 19, to pull ahead and

win the program’s first

state title since 2011.

Senior captain Pat

Moorhead was the star of

the weekend, finishing his

36 holes at 3-over-par to

tie for first individually.

Charlie Haggerty, Colin

Jasper and Jack Marshall

rounded out the scoring

for Lake Forest to bring

home the hardware. Considering

the fact that the

Scouts qualified for the

state tournament by one

stroke, and that made the

win all the more sweeter

for coach Jim Matheson

and his guys.

A week later, the

Scouts girls tennis team

tried to one-up the golf

team by clinching the

Class 2A state title.

Junior sensation Kiley

Rabjohns won the singles

state championship for

the second year in a row,

winning her title match

7-5, 6-3 to lead Lake

Forest to 39 points and

to glory on Saturday,

Oct. 26, at Buffalo Grove

High School. The title

helped alleviate the pain

of finishing second in

state by a point in 2018.

Not to be forgotten is

the Scouts football team,

who made an underdog

run to the Class 6A

quarterfinal round. Rylie

Mills, Mac Uihlein and

co. led Lake Forest to

a comeback win over

Stevenson in the regular

season, then two impressive

playoff victories.

There’s also the LFHS

field hockey team, who

advance all the way to the

state final game against

New Trier. The Scouts

lost 4-2 in overtime, but

that doesn’t make the

season any less special

for them.

Believe it or not, Lake

Forest High School had

a similar season in the

2010-11 school year. The

Scouts celebrated three

state titles that year, as

the boys golf team, girls

tennis team and the girls

ice hockey team all were

crowned the best in Illinois.

Led by juniors Charlie

Marshall and Joe Willis,

the Scouts golf team

won it all in 2010 by four

strokes over New Trier.

Matheson followed up

that championship effort

with another state title in

the fall of 2011.

Meanwhile, the girls

tennis team, led by the

duo of Haleigh McPeek

and Elizabeth Zordani,

won a state title after

placing third the previous

two seasons. McPeek and

Zordani finished second

in the double bracket that

year, and Maddie Lipp

reached the semifinals of

the singles consolation

bracket. The Scouts’ 40

points in that tournament

bested Hinsdale Central

by four points. Coach

Denise Murphy’s squad

defeated Central by six

points this fall.

8-0 championship weekend gives Coughlin bragging rights

Joe Coughlin


Experience always

wins out — well,

behind talent.

And wealth.

And fame.

But after those things,

experience is No. 1. And

that’s the short story of

how I conquered four

young-ins to become

champion of this year’s

PressBox Picks.

Using keen insight

gained over hours and

hours (and hours) of walking

the sidelines at high

school football games, I

upended my compatriots

down the stretch to take

the crown.

It started midseason

with upset picks — that

were unreasonably chastised

in the office — like

Glenbrook South over

Glenbrook North and New

Trier over Evanston.

That gave me the lead,

but with talented youngsters

breathing down

my neck, I saved my

best for last: A perfect

championship weekend

Please see EDITORIAL, 29

(8-0 in state-title games),

powered by the pièce de

résistance, my alma mater

Lincoln-Way East winning

Class 8A.

There are a lot of people

to thank so I’ll try but I

think these editors are getting

sick of my gloating

and may just cut me off


Listen Up

“To take my game to the next level is an awesome

experience, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Breck Nowik - Lake Forest senior on signing his national letter of

intent to play baseball at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

tune in

What to watch this week

BOYS ICE HOCKEY: The Scouts earned a comeback win over HPHS

last month and will try to win in less dramatic fashion this time.

Lake Forest hosts Highland Park on Sunday, Dec. 8, at Lake Forest



28 - High School Highlights

27 - Athlete of The Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor

Nick Frazier. Send any questions or comments

to n.frazier@22ndcenturymedia.com.

Lake Forest Leader | December 5, 2019 | LakeForestLeaderdaily.com

A memorable

fall Looking back on

a great season at LFHS,

Page 31

Making it

Official Scouts sign

National Letters of Intent,

Page 29

Charlie Altounian (right) and PREP’s captain

poses for the puck drop on Nov. 27 at Lake Forest

College. Photos submitted INSET: Scouts alumni

pose after taking the ice.

Scouts hockey program

celebrates Pucks & Poms night,

Page 30

Halle Douglass celebrates after scoring

in a Shoot the Puck competition at






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