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Scientist talks about her expedition to the coldest continent, Page 4

Dr. Krissa Skogen stands above Neko Harbor, an inlet of the Antarctic Peninsula,

during her Antarctic expedition in November 2019. Photo Submitted

Drug

arrest Accused

of selling to highschoolers,

Page 6

Fighting

for

Peter

Lake Bluff

baby

battles rare

condition,

Page 9

A walk

in

nature

Families

enjoy the

scenery,

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Thursday

Top to Bottom Home

Organization

7 p.m., Jan. 16, Lake

Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

Overwhelmed? Caralyn

Kempner will teach all the

basic concepts of home

organizing and then dive

into specific areas roomby-room

with an emphasis

on the kitchen and closets.

Minimize stress caused by

clutter and overall disorganization

in your home!

Friday

Brand You

10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 17,

Career Resource Center,

40 E. Old Mill Road, Suite

105, Lake Forest. How do

you stand out in today’s

competitive job market?

One of the best ways is to

create a personal brand.

Your brand articulates your

skills, experience, knowledge

and overall worth in

the job market. How you

“brand yourself” in your

resume, online profile and

interviews will capture the

kind of person you are,

your level of motivation

and energy. In this interactive

discussion, you will

work in small groups developing

your own brands

based on a four step process.

Learn exactly how to

define, design and deliver

a powerful personal brand

that gets you results. Free

for CRC members, $20 for

non-members. Registration

required. Please call

(847) 295-5626 to register.

Some Like It Hot! -

Firefighters’ Chili

Noon, Jan. 17, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Some

like it hot, but some like it

mild! Warm up at our third

annual Firefighters’ Chili

here at Dickinson Hall.

Come enjoy a delicious

bowl of chili and all the

fixins’ prepared by none

other than the Lake Forest

Firefighters. Join us for

this feel-good community

event that will help shake

off the January blues.

Sponsored by The Sheridan

of Green Oaks. Free,

but registration required

and due by Jan. 14.

In the Belly of the Beast:

King in Chicago

2:30 p.m., Jan. 17, Lake

Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

Dr. Martin Luther King,

Jr. left his mark on our nation’s

history and on the

history of Chicago. Historian

and entertainer Clarence

Goodman discusses

the rise of race issues

around the city and stories

of how Dr. King took on

Mayor Richard J. Daley to

push for better living conditions.

Saturday

Orchid Care Basics

11 a.m.-noon, Jan. 18,

Pasquesi Home & Gardens,

975 North Shore

Drive, Lake Bluff. Learning

about caring for orchids

with Orchids by

Hausermann. One-hour

Q&A will follow the presentation.

Call (847) 615-

2700 for more information.

Monday

MLK Day talk at Lake

Forest College

5 p.m., Jan. 20, Lake

Forest College, 555 N.

Sheridan Road, Lake Forest.

Lake Forest College

welcomes writer and activist

Shaun King who will

help us see our present

place in the larger current

of American history. One

of the most followed activists

in the United States,

King is a celebrated author

who has adopted social

media to rally and unite

people of disparate backgrounds.

Free admission.

For information, go to

lakeforest.edu/community

or contact the Office of

Intercultural Relations at

(847) 735-5016.

Tuesday

Soup’s Up!

2 p.m., Jan. 21, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Last

fall and winter we got together

to make soup mixes

in a jar! It’s a fun activity

to make something special

for yourself or a gift

for someone who needs

a quick and easy dinner!

We’re doing it again! Let’s

warm up this winter with

the latest edition of Soup

in a Jar! Make three gifts

to take home. $15. Registration

due by Jan. 17.

Tech Tuesdays -

Productivity Apps

10-11 a.m., Jan. 21,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Discover the latest and

greatest apps to enhance

your productivity in the

new year. Bring your device.

Free, though registration

is required.

Wednesday

Music Appreciation with

Jim Kendros

10:30 a.m., Jan. 22,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Music researcher and

composer Jim Kendros

returns to guide us through

the fascinating lives and

times of the great composers.

This month will feature

The Rare Treasures

of Mozart. $5/$10 Non-

Members. Registration is

due three days before each

class.

Women’s Luncheon -

Frances Folsom Cleveland

Noon, Jan. 22, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. June

2, 1886 - The Blue Room

was an explosion of color

in bloom. As the Marine

Corps Band struck up the

Wedding March, 21-yearold

“Frankie” Folsom

entered on the arm of her

groom, President Grover

Cleveland. Truly a “May-

December romance.” The

new bride would fascinate

the public as the nation’s

youngest First Lady.

She remains the only

First Lady to serve two

non-consecutive terms.

$20/$25 non-members.

Be Your Own Boss

1:30 p.m., Jan. 22, Career

Resource Center, 40

E. Old Mill Road, Suite

105, Lake Forest. Franchising

is one of the leading

paths to business ownership.

This workshop will

investigate what types of

opportunities are available

in this unique industry.

Learn the ins and outs

of buying a franchise and

how to choose the one that

is right for you. Free and

registration required; call

(847) 295-5626 to register.

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Upcoming

How to Work and Get

Along with Anyone

10:15 a.m., Jan. 23, Career

Resource Center, 40

E. Old Mill Road, Suite

105, Lake Forest. Learn

the best way to adapt

your style to be able to

work and get along with

anyone. No quizzes or

test taking necessary.

The only tools you need

are your eyes and ears;

learn how to use them in

a unique way to gain the

results you want and need.

Free for CRC members,

$20 for non-members.

Registration required; call

(847) 295-2626.

U.S.-Dakota War of 1862:

A Forgotten Battle

2:30 p.m., Jan. 23, Lake

Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

In August 1862, a simmering

conflict between the

U.S. government and Dakota

Sioux finally erupted

into war. The fighting was

so fierce President Lincoln

had to pull troops from the

Civil War and send them

to Minnesota. This forgotten

conflict ended with the

largest mass execution in

U.S. history and left a bitter

legacy for both sides

that lingers to this day.

Historian Sue Baugh interviewed

people on both

sides of the conflict in

Morton, MN to understand

this tragic story and its relevance

to today’s world.


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Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 3 days ago

Storm causes damage to Lake

Forest, Lake Bluff beaches

Staff Report

Storms that rolled

through Lake County over

the weekend caused severe

damage to beaches in

both Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff.

High waves came with

the winter rain and snow,

which forced beaches in

both towns to close.

Lake Forest’s beach,

roadways and walkways

down to the beach will

remain closed until the

cleanup is finished.

High waves caused sand

and debris to wash up on

the brick walkway and

parking lots. Also, crews

reported some damage on

areas of the walkway and

concrete. Both of the north

and south roadways to the

beach were not affected.

In Lake Bluff, Sunrise

Beach and Park were

both closed following the

storms.

The Village reported the

parking lot has extensive

damage, and the middle

(central) beach access road

has damage as well, as

well as natural and Lake

Bluff Open Lands Association

areas.

It was also reported that

the dog beach has been

flooded by the lake, and

many areas, equipment

and assets that need repair.

The playground has also

experienced erosion issues.

Bathrooms and the

guard house did not suffer

any damage, nor did the

Yacht Club area.

Clean up in both areas

has begun. Both Lake Forest

and Lake Bluff officials

said updates will be posted

on the city and village’s

respective social media

pages.

Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 2 days ago

Local restauranteur buys Caputo Cheese Market

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for lunch or dinner

Specializing in Authentic Peruvian Cuisine

Try our 100% charcoal broiled chicken

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Carry out available

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NEW ENTERTAINMENT | NEW MANAGEMENT | NEW MENU!

Peter Kaspari, Editor

Lifelong Lake Forest

resident and restauranteur

Frank Visconti was in the

process of starting up a

new restaurant in Lake

Forest when he was approached

by Nat Caputo,

with Caputo Cheese Market.

Caputo told Visconti that

his family wanted to step

back from the cheese market

and put most of their

efforts into their production.

But they also didn’t

want to close the restaurant,

which has become an

institution in Lake Forest.

Visconti said Caputo

asked him if he wanted to

buy Caputo Cheese Market.

Visconti agreed, and on

Thursday, Jan. 16, Caputo

Cheese Market reopened

as Visconti Cheese Market

& Deli.

Despite the name

change, Visconti said pretty

much everything else

about the market is staying

the same.

“Nothing’s changing,”

he said. “All the Caputo

products are staying. Everything

is staying the

same. The only thing that

we’re doing is we’re going

to add more prepared

meals and we’re going to

add a second register.”

The restaurant business

is pretty much all Visconti

knows - he’s been working

at it pretty much his entire

life.

His father owned the

longtime Highwood restaurant

Little Italy, which

closed after his father decided

to retire.

Visconti himself has

also owned several restaurants

and food service

For more information

on Visconti Cheese

Market & Deli, please

see Dining Out on Page

22

businesses. He currently

owns Visconti Foods, an

importing business which

carries pastas, oils, tomatoes

and balsamics.

“We’re a full Italian

lineup,” Visconti said of

his business. “We’re in

stores all around the country;

Kroger’s, Mariano’s.”

Visconti said he was

planning on taking it easy

and relaxing, but then he

was approached by someone

who asked if he was

interested in opening up

another Italian restaurant

in Lake Forest.

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Scientist shares Antarctica adventure with LFOLA audience

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

Antarctica is the most

unique continent, environmentally,

geographically,

and politically. While

citizens all over the world

might be curious about it,

only a small percentage

ever have the opportunity

to visit.

Local scientist Dr. Krissa

Skogen made the voyage

there with Homeward

Bound, a global leadership

training program for women

in STEMM (science,

technology, engineering,

math and medicine) who

share a passion for environmental

sustainability

and conservation. She

gave a presentation about

her experience on Friday,

Jan. 10 at the Friday evening

series, “Conservation

Cocktails,” hosted by the

Lake Forest Open Lands

Association at its Mellody

Farm Nature Preserve.

Encompassing the South

Pole, the continent is special

because of its remoteness,

geological features

and harsh conditions. The

coldest temperature ever

recorded on Earth of -128

degrees Fahrenheit was

there. It also accounts for

90 percent of the Earth’s

ice, 70 percent of its fresh

water and 10 percent of

its land. The oscillations

of the Southern Ocean,

which encircles the continent,

drive global weather

systems.

“It’s very emotional to

be in a place like this,”

said Skogen.

Skogen is a conservation

scientist at the Chicago

Botanic Garden in

Glencoe and an adjunct

professor at Northwestern

University. This is her

second time presenting

at a “Conservation Cocktails”

event. She was the

featured speaker for “Bee

Buzz,” talking about the

importance of pollinating

insects and birds and her

research on hawkmoths in

June 2019.

She is passionate about

increasing the number of

women in the STEMM

fields, which is what led

her to join Homeward

Bound. The 10-year-old

organization selects a team

of 100 women each year to

participate in a year-long

training and development

program that culminates

in an expedition to Antarctica.

Her journey took place

Nov. 22 – Dec. 10, 2019,

which in the Southern

Hemisphere is late spring.

Tourism to Antarctica

takes place in the warm

months. Even among the

scientific stations, 45 operate

year-round while

another 30 are open in the

summer only. While she

was there, Skogen said the

temperatures ranged from

the mid-20s to mid-40s.

To get there, Skogen’s

Homeward Bound group,

composed of women from

33 different countries, had

to meet in Ushuaia, Argentina,

and then take a ship

through the Drake Passage

to Antarctica. One notable

fact about the continent is

that it has little vegetation.

Skogen noted there are

only two types of flowering

plants and several varieties

of moss.

The animals they observed

were mainly

whales, seals, penguins

and krill.

“In Antarctica, wildlife

has the right of way,” Skogen

said, noting that her

group had to wait to walk

on the paths until the penguins

passed. Safe paths

Drs. Krissa Skogen (right) and Katie Sizeland, of

Sydney, Australia, travel by Zodiac near Port Lockeroy.

Photos Submitted

were marked by fluorescent

sticks in the ice and

snow. Venturing off them

is dangerous because the

surface can be unstable

and crack open.

Her group visited several

scientific stations. Because

there are relatively

few women scientists

employed at the stations,

they felt empowered meeting

the Homeward Bound

group. One woman from

Pakistan was the first from

her nation to participate in

this expedition.

Another important feature

of the continent is it

has no litter. Organic waste

is composted and deposited

in the ocean. Anything

else, such as plastics and

metals, is shipped back to

South America or Australia.

“Antarctica is a place

where people can observe

firsthand the influence of

human activity on the environment,”

Skogen said

and noted that the western

hemisphere of the continent

is warming at the

fastest rate. The concern

is that could disrupt the

ocean oscillation and global

climate.

The melting sea ice

(salt water) and ice sheets

(fresh water) have negative

impacts on the krill

and other organisms that

rely on the ice for breeding

and survival. The good

news, per Skogen, is the

Commission on the Conservation

of Marine Living

Resources (CCAMLR),

established in 1982, put

protections in place that

are still being followed.

Antarctica is committed

to peace and science and is

governed by the Antarctic

Treaty of 1959, which has

The 100 women who took part in the Antarctic expedition

pose for a photo in December 2019.

Dr. Krissa Skogen stands next to the only two flowering

plants to occur on the Antarctic continent.

Dr. Krissa Skogen took this photo of Adelie penguins.

54 signatory countries, including

the United States.

The treaty bans military

activity on the continent,

which has not been violated.

It serves as a lasting

example of successful science

diplomacy, Skogen

explained.

In addition to her positions

at the Chicago Botanic

Garden and Northwestern,

Skogen is in her

first year as a mentor in

LFOLA’s Center for Conservation

Leadership. The

center works with high

school students interested

in the environment. It

helps them develop a practical

understanding of the

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6 | January 16, 2020 | The lake forest leader NEWS

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From JAn. 9

Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 7 days ago

LF resident accused of selling drugs to LFHS students

Peter Kaspari, Editor

A suspect police say

was selling drugs to Lake

Forest High School students

from his home has

been arrested.

Sage Lawrence, 22,

of 304 Noble Ave., Lake

Forest, was arrested

Wednesday, Jan. 8, at his

residence.

According to a report

from the Lake Forest Police

Department, the investigation

into Lawrence

began after it was reported

that he was selling

drugs out of his home to

Lake Forest High School

students.

“Lawrence’s drug activity

was facilitated by his

residence being located

adjacent to Lake Forest

High School property,”

police stated in a press release.

Lake Forest Police executed

a search warrant on

Lawrence’s Noble Avenue

address, with the assistance

of K9 Chase.

Inside, officers recovered

felony amounts of

psilocybin mushrooms

and cannabis, 31 containers

of THC vape cartridges,

drug paraphernalia

and supplies used for the

packaging and selling of

narcotics.

Lawrence was charged

with unlawful possession

with intent to deliver

psilocybin mushrooms;

unlawful possession of

a controlled substance -

psilocybin mushrooms;

unlawful possession of

cannabis with intent to

deliver; and unlawful possession

of cannabis.

He was held overnight

and transported to the

Lake County Jail for a

bond hearing.

Due to Lawrence’s

home being adjacent to

LFHS property, District

115 Superintendent Michael

Simeck said in

a written statement to

parents that the school

initiated a “Shelter-in-

Place” procedure during

the 10 minutes police

were executing the search

warrant.

“During this protocol,

students and staff are required

to remain in secure

areas and continue scheduled

activities,” Simeck

said. “By restricting access

to our campus and

controlling the movement

of our students and staff,

we are taking the necessary

precautions to ensure

everyone’s safety.”

Shelter-in-Place also

means that the doors to

the school are locked and

nobody is allowed to enter

or exit the building.

“While this was an external

police matter, it is

important for you to know

that we do everything possible

to ensure the safety

of our students and staff

to keep you informed,”

Simeck wrote to parents

in the statement.

He also clarified that

an ambulance responded

to the high school while

the Shelter-in-Place was

ongoing, but that it was

unrelated to the police

search.

“We thank the Lake

Forest Police Department

for their partnership, and

our students and staff

for their cooperation,”

Simeck said.

Police Reports

Lake Bluff woman charged with retail theft

Staff Report

Indira C. Larson, 24, of

the 200 block of Forest

View Drive, was charged

on Jan. 4 with local ordinance

retail theft.

The Lake Bluff Police

Department reported that,

on that date, Larson stole

from a “general merchandise

store” located in the

900 block of Rockland

Road.

Larson was cited and

released on a personal recognizance

bond.

She was given a Feb. 4

court date.

In other police news:

Jan. 5

• Sierra L. Jackson, 28, of

Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

has been charged with

driving with a suspended

license. Police conducted

a traffic stop at Route 60

and Field Drive on a 2007

Toyota sedan for a registration

violation. When

officers spoke to Jackson,

who was driving the

vehicle, they determined

that her license was suspended.

Jackson was taken

into custody, charged,

processed and released on

bond. Jackson has a February

court date.

Jan. 6

• Nakera Rhyan, 24, of

Waukegan, was charged

with driving with a suspended

license. At 6:30

p.m. at the intersection of

Westleigh Road and Red

Fox Lane, police pulled

over a white Chevrolet

SUV after observing the

vehicle commit several

traffic violations. When

officers spoke to the driver,

Nakera, concerning

her driving, they smelled

the odor of cannabis in

the vehicle. When asked,

Rhyan admitted her

driver’s license was suspended,

and she smoked

cannabis prior to driving.

Rhyan submitted to several

field sobriety tests,

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which were inconclusive.

She was arrested for driving

with a suspended license,

transported to the

public safety building

and processed. Rhyan

was released on bond and

given a March court date.

Jan. 8

• Darnell Brown, 43,

of North Chicago, was

charged with having an

expired registration, no

vehicle insurance and

driving with a revoked

license. Police conducted

a traffic stop on a 2006

Cadillac at Route 41

and Route 60 for having

expired registration.

The driver, identified as

Brown, was unable to provide

a driver’s license or

proof of vehicle insurance

when requested. Officers

determined Brown’s driver’s

license was suspended

and he did not have

insurance on the vehicle.

Brown was arrested, processed

and released on

bond with a February

court date.

Lake Bluff

Jan. 2

• Emiliano Lopez

Vasquez, 41, of Waukegan,

was charged with

speeding, no valid driver’s

license and operating

an uninsured motor

vehicle. The charges stem

from a traffic stop in the

area of Sheridan Road and

East Scranton Avenue.

Vasquez was released on

a personal recognizance

bond and given a January

court date.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The

Lake Forest Leader’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

at the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff Police Departments.

Individuals named in these

reports are considered innocent

of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of

law.

LFOLA

From Page 4

environment and become

stewards of the environment

through educational

programs and special projects

selected with the help

of professional mentors.

Skogen is mentoring a

high school student from

Zion, who is focusing on

the removal of invasive

species in Lake County.

Two other mentors were

in the audience for her presentation.

Tim Bliese, an

immunologist and principal

scientist at Abbott, has

served as a mentor for four

years, currently working

with a senior in high school

from Libertyville. Like

Skogen, he has participated

in a scientific expedition.

In his case, it was to visit

clinical sites in Tanzania.

Maddie Mahan is a hydrogeologist

with Deigan

and Associates, an environmental

consulting firm

in Lake Bluff that has done

a lot of work to clean up

the Waukegan lakefront,

among other projects. She

is in her first year mentoring

a sophomore from

Round Lake High School.

Through her continuing

involvement in Homeward

Bound and her scientific

positions, Skogen serves

as an advocate for girls and

women in STEMM. She

has plans to speak at afterschool

programs in Highwood,

Waukegan and Chicago

and at the College of

Wooster in Ohio, among

other colleges.

“I am committed to creating

a diverse and inclusive

scientific community that

fosters and supports opportunities

for women and

underrepresented groups in

any way I can,” she said.

As for tourism in Antarctica,

Skogen said it reached

an all-time high of 51,000

in 2018. However, hundreds

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Buster

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Forest

Buster is Gemma

and Emilia’s

12-year-old

coackapoo big

brother. He is an excellent reading buddy and

all-around cuddler. He mostly eats dog food, but if

you drop a Tostitos chip or some shredded cheese

he gets very excited. He also likes the occasional

scrambled egg. When he’s not playing with his

sisters, he enjoys the soothing comfort of his

favorite red ball. He usually has to bring it right by

his food dish before he’ll start eating. We love our

Buster Boy!

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

and information to peter@lakeforestleader.com or 60

Revere Drive, Suite 888, Northbrook, IL 60062.

Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 6 days ago

Cradles to Crayons to collect in Lake Forest

Submitted Content

On Monday, Jan. 20,

Cradles to Crayons invites

Chicagoland families to

honor Martin Luther King

Jr. Day by donating new

or gently-used children’s

items at one of their more

than 25 pop-up drop-off

locations.

This includes a drop-off

location at the Lake Forest

Library, 360 E. Deerpath

Road.

The nonprofit provides

essentials such as clothing,

coats, books and toys

to ensure all children,

regardless of their socioeconomic

status, have

what they need to feel

safe, warm and valued so

they can thrive.

The annual MLK Day

of Service donation drive

is part of the nonprofit’s

Gear Up for Winter Initiative.

To meet its goal of

reaching 20,000 kids and

their families facing difficult

times this season,

join thousands already

supporting this important

cause and donate to help

meet the urgent need to

provide more local children

with warm clothing,

coats and snow boots this

winter.

Most-needed items include:

• Winter coats

(sizes newborn to adult

medium)

• Winter boots (sizes infant/toddler

5 to adult 10)

• Warm clothing (size

newborn to youth 18/20

or adult medium)

• Toys (especially for

infants and ages 10-12)

• Books (ages 0-12)

The drive will go from

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cradles to Crayons is

a national nonprofit organization

with locations

in Boston, Philadelphia,

and Chicago that provides

children from birth

through age 12, living in

homeless or low-income

situations, with the essential

items they need

to thrive—at home, at

school, and at play. Cradles

to Crayons supplies

these items free of charge

by engaging and connecting

communities across

Chicagoland. Donations

are processed and packaged

by volunteers at

warehouses called “Giving

Factories” and are

distributed to children

through a collaborative

network of social service

agencies and school partners.

For more information,

visit www.cradlestocrayons.org.

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Merger means local care management company is largest in nation

Peter Kaspari, Editor

The recent acquisition

of Lifecare Innovations,

a Lake Forest-based care

management company,

means that it is now

the largest care management

company in the nation.

The company that now

owns Lifecare Innovations

is the Los Angelesbased

Arosa+LivHOME.

Ari Medoff, chief

executive officer of

Arosa+LiveHOME, said

the company has been impressed

with Lifecare Innovations.

“It is a leader in the

care management market

and the home care

market, primarily for the

elderly and for adults

with disabilities,” he said.

“Lifecare Innovations

grew over these 25 years

to become one of the largest

providers of care management

in the country.

It’s really focused on the

Chicago and Chicagoland

market.”

He said LCI has been

a leader in care management

for years, and

Arosa+LivHOME is the

national leader in care

management.

“We have 24 offices

in six states and over 70

care management professionals,”

he said. “Our

goal is to really grow care

management to be the national

leader in this combined

service delivery

model of home care and

care management services,

so we believe that the

support that families receive

when there is care

management and personal

care and home care involved

is without match

and without equal.”

LCI also provides

guardianship services and

litigation support services,

which will help in the

new partnership between

the two companies.

“We believe that, very

importantly, the training

support teamwork

that our caregivers have

when care management

is involved lead to higher

job satisfaction, lower

turnover and truly a better

job for our caregivers

because they have that

professional onboard,”

Medoff said.

He added that

Arosa+LivHOME is looking

forward to expanding

into the Chicago market.

“We have our Lake Forest

office, our Skokie office,

our Burr Ridge office

and our Grayslake office,”

he said. “We will now be

working with a remarkable

new team. Lauren

Sherman is the head of

LIC and she is coming

onboard in a local leadership

position, and so

we’re very much looking

forward to working with

her and the team.

“We are going to learn

from LCI about these

other related service lines;

guardianship, the litigation

and support. There’s

a lot that we are going to

learn from them on that

front.”

Additionally, Medoff

said LCI has what he called

a “unique team-based approach

to care management

where they have senior

care managers and associate

care managers really

working together to help

solve clients’ problems and

to support families. That

team-based approach is

unique in the marketplace

and something we are excited

to learn.”


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Lake Bluff baby battling rare muscular neuron condition

Peter Kaspari, Editor

A Lake Bluff family is

thankful that their little

boy is getting treatment

for a rare condition he was

diagnosed with earlier this

month.

Peter O’Rourke, who

just turned two months

old, was diagnosed with

skeletal muscle atrophy on

Jan. 2.

His mother, Shannon

O’Rourke, knew something

was wrong around

Christmastime when it

seemed like he was getting

a cold.

The Lake Bluff woman

could tell that this didn’t

seem like a normal cold,

according to her husband,

Tim O’Rourke.

“Shannon noticed he

started to get lethargic,”

Tim O’Rourke said. “And

then he got so lethargic

that, on Christmas Eve and

Christmas Day, Shannon

really thought there was a

problem and that he needed

to go to the doctor and

get a breathing treatment,

is what we thought.”

She took her baby boy

to the doctor, who immediately

recognized that

something was wrong with

Peter.

“The doctor took one

look at him and didn’t really

examine him and said

he’s actually having trouble

breathing,” Tim said.

“He’s in respiratory distress,

and called an ambulance

and sent him to the

nearest hospital.”

While being treated at

Glenbrook Hospital, they

did a chest X-ray, and for

further treatment, Peter

was sent to Lurie Children’s

Hospital.

“Then, at Lurie, they

looked at the same chest

X-ray and they saw there

was no infection, but the

shape of Peter’s rib cage

in an X-ray made them

think there was a muscular

neuron condition,” Tim

O’Rourke said.

Further examination

confirmed that Peter had

skeletal muscular atrophy.

Since then, the doctors

have been working fast to

make sure the O’Rourke’s

little boy gets the treatment

he needs.

Shannon O’Rourke said

Peter ended up being lucky

in the turnaround from diagnosis

to treatment was a

fast one.

“They had diagnosed

him by doing a physical

exam that Friday (Jan. 3)

and sent the tests that came

back on Monday (Jan. 6),”

Join us Monday

she said. “The diagnosis

was in fact SMA. And

they had also tested him

for antibodies for a certain

type of virus that’s actually

used as a vector to deliver

the genetic therapy for

the drug that was just approved

by the FDA in May

that treats this condition.”

Peter didn’t have the antibodies,

which Shannon

said was good, because

that meant he was able to

get the treatment.

And on Tuesday, Jan. 7,

everything came together

and Peter was approved

to begin treatment with

the new drug that was approved

by the FDA just

eight months ago.

Shannon O’Rourke

praised the doctors at Lurie

for all their work in

getting Peter everything he

needs.

“The team here has been

phenomenal,” she said.

“And they jumped into action

right away and submitted

the claim to insurance.

Insurance was actually

very responsive and gave

us an approval in two business

days for him to get this

amazing treatment.”

There was a concern for

a few days while the insurance

company and the

pharmacy worked out details

on the letter of agreement

and the cost, but just

hours after the O’Rourke

family spoke with The

Leader, everything was

approved and Peter was

able to start treatment.

Tim O’Rourke said Peter’s

condition causes severe

issues with his body.

“There’s a genetic mutation

that has deleted an enzyme

from Peter’s body,”

he said. “That enzyme

supports muscular neuron

life. Without it, they die.”

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of natural causes at 90 years of age. Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 3, 1929 to Virginie

Dennehy Clarke and Charles F. Clarke, Sr., Charley attended the Bell School (class of 1942),

Canterbury School (class of 1947), and finally Brown University (class of 1951) where he

majored in Classics and made many friends in the DKE fraternity. Following college, Charley

served as a Second Lieutenant in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.

Once he left the service, Charley soon began his distinguished career in Chicago real estate.

He began at Arthur Rubloff & Co in 1956 and eventually became Vice President in 1963. He

was recruited by Sudler & Co in 1965, a firm known primarily for its residential property

management in Chicago. His first big assignment was to lead the team to manage and lease

the new John Hancock Center building, then the world’s tallest, which was completed in 1969.

He then went on to work on another major multi-use complex, Water Tower Place. Charley continued to work in commercial brokerage at

Sudler for thirty-nine years. In conjunction with his professional life, Charley served on the boards of the Mid City Bank, Verado Energy, and

the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association.

Charley met Ellie in 1958 when he was asked to escort her to a cousin’s bridal dinner in Lake Forest. Their first date was the next day at

the wedding. Charley lost no time and, six weeks later, he proposed. They were married on January 3rd, 1959 in Palm Beach, Florida. They

were married for 61 years.

Charley believed fervently in service and had a long life of philanthropic work. He served on many non-profit boards: Canterbury School,

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Catholic Charities (as President), Onwentsia Club (as President), the Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial

Institute (as President), Barat College, and Lake Forest Hospital. He also worked diligently for the City of Lake Forest, where he lived most

of his life. He was on the Lake Forest City Planning Commission and its Zoning Board of Appeals and, finally, Charley served as Mayor of

Lake Forest from 1990 to 1993 (as had his father 1943-1946).

Charley was an outdoorsman and loved traveling with his wife, kids, and grandkids, especially their time together out west in Telluride,

Colorado. From the age of nine until around seventeen, he spent the month of July as a ranch hand on his Aunt Sunny and Uncle Gratiot’s

ranch, called Hotfoot, named after a college drinking society. Among the many friends he had at Canterbury, one was Pat Hemingway, the

son of Ernest. One year, Charley spent his spring break in Havana, Cuba where he went deep sea fishing, hunting, and drank frozen daiquiris

at the Floridida bar with father and son Hemingway. He gave his children a love for nature with many trips out west skiing, camping,

hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. Family trips to Europe and Ireland were had and, once his work life slowed down, Charley and Ellie

enjoyed trips to Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia and New Zealand. In 1984, Charley and Ellie bought property in

Telluride, Colorado, which they named Hot Foot in honor of the ranch he worked at as a boy. Charley’s love of the outdoors and the American

West was infectious and was passed onto his children and grandchildren.

Charles is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Eleanor O’Connor Clarke; his sister Louise Clarke Hough; his three children, Charles F.

Clarke, III, his wife Vanessa Balbach Clarke, Timothy S. Clarke, and Jay A. Clarke; his seven grandchildren, Arlo, Darby, Chase, Haley, and

Ben Clarke, and Liam and Cora Bradley; and many beloved nephews, nieces, and cousins. He is pre-deceased by his daughter Eleanor M.

Clarke, his parents, his brothers John Clarke and Thomas Clarke and his sister Patricia Clarke Flynn. He was immensely dedicated to, and

proud of his wife, kids, and grandkids. May he rest in peace.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Church of St.

Mary, 175 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Interment will be private at St. Mary Cemetery in

Lake Forest.

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our roster of programming

geared to fulfill our mission

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businesses and economic

vitality of our communities

and also celebrating

the assets that make our

towns such special places

to live, work and play.

Our “Think Local First”

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the continued evolution of

our business districts. With

businesses coming and going

in both communities

we renewed our focus on

supporting local business

with community-wide initiatives

and reminders of

when, where and why to

keep dollars in the community.

Residents rallied to shop

and dine locally and enthusiastically

looked for

the Chamber’s weekly

updates including the new

“Eat-Shop-Play”, a feature

that highlights the week’s

specials and events and is

posted on our website and

our popular social media

sites. And adding to the local

focus were two more

weekly features: “Think

Local Thursday” highlighting

additional categories

of local businesses and

the very popular “Chamber

Business Spotlight” with

an interview of a different

local business each week.

Community engagement

and events were a big focus

this year. To further

celebrate local merchants

the Chamber sponsored

the annual Sidewalk Sale

in July and fun, social

events in each community.

Lake Bluff’s popular “Sip

& Stroll” was held

on a balmy fall evening –

18 downtown businesses

participated and over 150

people enjoyed visiting

local businesses and socializing

with fellow celebrants.

And on Small

Business Saturday (Nov.

30), the Chamber launched

Lake Forest’s first “Cocoa

Crawl”, a rousing success

with 31 businesses participating

and a couple of

hundred revelers swinging

into stores and enjoying

rides on the “Holly Trolley”

through town.

Another new major

event brought some wonderful

attention to Lake

Forest. In October the

Chamber was joined by

the City of Lake Forest in

hosting the first “Then &

Now Auto Show” at the

West Lake Forest train

station parking. The show

featured over 100 vintage

cars along with new luxury

superstars, and attracted

well over 1,500 car lovers

from all over the region.

Rounding out our roster

of community events this

year, we hosted our second

annual “Lake Forest Uncorked”

wine tasting event

in September to rave reviews

– an amazing night

of wine, food, fun and

friends in the Lake Forest

Market Square north

courtyard. We also joined

the Lake Forest Parks &

Recreation Department for

August’s “Back to School

Bash” and celebrated the

holidays with Lake Bluff’s

annual “It’s a Wonderful

Life” event.

Our nonprofit association

ended its 65th year

of service with a roster

of members that includes

more than 400 businesses,

nonprofits and institutions

that comprise the Chamber

family. As in the past, our

activities focused in four

directions:

1) Promotion, education

and services for businesses

2) Support for and collaboration

with our municipalities

3) Serving as a resource

for residents

4) Providing welcome

and information services

for visitors

2019 Chamber publications

included our annual

Community Guide,

the go-to community resource

that arrived in the

mailboxes of over 14,000

residents of Lake Forest

and Lake Bluff in April,

and our annual Shopping

& Dining Guide. We also

enhanced our digital presence

with a beautiful new

website.

In all, the Chamber hosted

nearly 50 business and

community events.

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Mission accomplished for Lake Bluff third-grader hunting for relics

Adrienne Fawcett

Lake Bluff History Museum

Tate Upham, a thirdgrader

at Lake

Bluff Elementary

School, was on a mission

to find war memorabilia

at Fort Sheridan Forest

Preserve. He had recently

visited the Lake Bluff

History Museum and was

fascinated by its war exhibit,

and he learned from

his dad that Fort Sheridan

was once a U.S. Army

Base.

Might the army have

left some things behind?

While out with his

mom, Tate started scraping

the ground near the

path, and within a minute

or two he found a very

old bullet and an equally

old casing.

“I didn’t even have a

metal detector!” said the

young relic hunter when

he brought his finds to the

museum.

I shared photos of Tate

and his bounty with board

members of the Lake

Bluff History Museum

and Fort Sheridan Historical

Society. What we

learned is fascinating!

The land for Fort

Sheridan was purchased

by the federal government

in 1887 in response

to a need for Chicago’s

protection after the

Haymarket riots. It became

a training center in

1898 during the Spanish

American War, according

to Janet Nelson, LBHM

co-founder.

The early Fort had a

gunnery range on the

east end, recalled LBHM

board secretary Paul

Bergmann.

“Soldiers could target

shoot into one of the ravines

for close shooting at

targets, and on the bluff’s

edge for longer-range

shooting,” he recalled.

“The cartridge and bullet

look like .40-caliber

ammunition used after

the Civil War and up to

World War II. It would

have been filled with

black powder and would

have had a huge plume of

smoke when fired. Very

deadly for its era.”

Given the Fort’s opening

date, LBHM board

member Mike Peters said

the bullet and cartridge

may have come from the

1873 Trapdoor Springfield

rifle, the first standardissue

breech-loading rifle

adopted by the United

States Army, or the

1892 Krag-Jorgensen, a

Norwegian-designed boltaction

rifle that the U.S.

Army adopted in 1892 as

the standard military longarm,

chambered in U.S.

caliber .30-40 Krag.

However, after examining

a closer image of

the bullet, Peters said the

length may indicate it

came from a hand-gun,

and the rings at the base

could be clues that it’s a

cast bullet. Was it made

on site at the Fort? Or

mass produced?

We are not certain the

type or age of the weapon

but would love to hear

from readers of The Lake

Forest Leader think about

this find.

And we all agree

that Tate, who used the

The bullet Tate Upham

found measured next to a

tape measure.

historical information of

the Fort, read the ground,

and found these artifacts,

deserves congratulations!

Adrienne Fawcett is marketing

manager of the Lake

Bluff History Museum. With

her husband, Don, she raised

Tate Upham found this old

bullet and casing at the

Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve.

He brought them

to the Lake Bluff History

Museum to see if he could

learn more about them.

Photos Submitted

three children (now in their

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Five subjects with

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on Jan. 6 from

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The subjects, believed to

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injured during the incident.

Witnesses reported the

robbery took only a matter

of seconds, according to

police. Additionally, witnesses

described the subjects

as male black teenagers.

The subjects then ran

to a white sedan, according

to police. Officers

observed the vehicle fleeing

at “a very high speed”

eastbound on Lake Cook

Road.

Village officials said the

fleeing vehicle was traveling

at such a high rate of

speed across the parking

lot that the patrol officer

tried to stop it for driving

recklessly, without knowing

that it was fleeing from

the grab and run. The officer

did not pursue the vehicle

because of the reckless

speed that the vehicle

was moving.

The Northbrook investigations

department is in

contact with Chicago police,

but it’s currently unknown

if this was related

to a reported Chicago incident

that occurred the

same night.

According to multiple

reports, the Louis Vuitton

store located in the 900

block of Michigan Avenue

was also robbed last night.

Chicago police reported

approximately $50,000

worth of merchandise was

stolen.

Northbrook Deputy

Chief Dan Strickland said

it would be “pure speculation”

at this point to say

if the department believes

the subjects were armed.

Reporting by Martin Carlino,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at NorthbrookTower-

Daily.com.

THE WILMETTE BEACON

Beloved Lad & Lassie set

to close doors in Wilmette

For the past 67 years,

Lad & Lassie, a familyfounded

and operated local

retailer, has provided

quality apparel and toys

along with the type of

community involvement

and customer service that

allowed them to stand the

test of time.

Despite its reputation for

excellence, Lad & Lassie

will permanently close

in the early part of 2020,

marking the end of an era.

The news comes on the

heels of a string of neighboring

businesses shutting

down their doors. For the

three Evans sisters who

manage day-to-day operations,

Patty, Mimi and

Zee, the sadness has been

soothed by their choice to

reflect on the history, the

joy and the memories that

can never be taken away.

“Over the years, we’ve

seen the shopping traffic

begin to fade and contemplated

when the end would

come and what our next

steps would be,” Mimi

Evans said. “We’ve had

months to go through the

personal grieving process

— the denial, the anger,

the sadness. Through it all,

we have chosen to look at

all that we have gained by

being business owners in

this wonderful community.

Lad & Lassie was built on

dignity and pride and we

intend to leave upholding

those same values.”

To fully understand the

contribution that Lad &

Lassie has made to the Village

of Wilmette, one must

know the backstory. The

shop was founded in 1953

by Patty, Mimi and Zee’s

grandmother, Beulah

Leipsiger. In 1959, their

father, Bill Evans, began

managing the business,

quickly earning a reputation

for being an ethical

and decisive leader.

Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WilmetteBeacon-

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From the Editor

Visconti steps up to keep Caputo Cheese running

Peter Kaspari

peter@lakeforestleader.com

When I first came

to The Lake

Forest Leader

and began learning more

about the towns I cover,

one local place that was

constantly mentioned to

me was Caputo Cheese

Market.

It’s very clear to me that

Caputo Cheese was a very

popular place in Lake Forest.

And yet, I never found

the opportunity to come

up to the market and try

some of their foods.

That is, until this past

week.

I came into the office

on Jan. 2, after taking two

days off for the New Year.

I noticed I had a voicemail,

so I picked up my

NFYN

From Page 14

Daily.com.

THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK

NSSD112 discusses use

of isolated time out with

students

After the Illinois State

Board of Education announced

an emergency

action banning the placement

of isolated time out in

schools, in which students

are placed behind locked

doors as a disciplinary action,

Highland Park’s North

Shore School District 112

phone and listened. The

man on the other end introduced

himself as Frank

Visconti, and said he had

bought Caputo Cheese

Market and was looking to

let people know about it.

Immediately, I called

him back and set up two

appointments with him;

one to discuss the change

in ownership, and one

for me and my fellow

editors Erin Yarnall and

Megan Bernard to head

up to Lake Forest and

sample some of the foods

for 22nd Century Media’s

weekly Dining Out

feature.

Frank told me the story

about how the Caputo

family wanted to focus

more on cheese production

than the market, but

they also didn’t want to

close the market because

of how popular it was in

town. He, as a lifelong

friend of the Caputo family,

was approached by

Nat Caputo who personally

asked him if he would

buy the business.

And that’s exactly what

Frank did.

responded about its use of

the controversial practice.

“In District 112, the use

of isolated time out rooms

is limited, and if they are

used at all, they are used in

the manner prescribed by

law and in concert with the

new ISBE emergency regulations,”

Dr. Holly Colin,

the assistant superintendent

of student services said in

an email statement to the

community.

In a November press release,

Gov. J.B. Pritzker

said that isolated time outs

“will end now.”

“It traumatizes children,

While the name is now

Visconti’s Cheese Market

& Deli, Frank said the

menu from Caputo’s

Cheese Market will stay

the same, and instead of

downsizing items, he will

actually be expanding the

offerings. Not only that,

but the famous awardwinning

Caputo cheese

will remain on the market’s

shelves as well.

I think it’s great that

Frank and the Caputo

family were able to come

together to keep this

famous Lake Forest

institution going. The

Caputo family could have

completely closed the

business down, but they

didn’t; they decided to

find a new owner who

would take just as great

care of it as they did, and

someone who will expand

on their legacy.

Frank was telling me

he and the Caputo family

go back nearly 40 years,

and it’s clear that there

is tremendous respect

from both families. Even

though I’ve only just met

Frank and been formally

does lasting damage to the

most vulnerable and violates

the most deeply held

values of my administration

and the State of Illinois,”

Pritzker said.

According to the new

rules laid out in the press

release, students will still

be sent to time-out rooms,

but they would no longer

be isolated, instead they

would be accompanied by

a trained adult in a room

that remains unlocked.

Reporting by Erin Yarnall,

Contributing Editor. Full story

at HPLandmarkDaily.com.

introduced to what is

now known as Visconti’s

Cheese Market & Deli,

I can tell that it’s in very

good hands.

Kudos to both families

for keeping a Lake Forest

tradition going, and for

serving up some delicious

cheese!

go figure

An intriguing number from this week’s edition

100

Dr. Krissa Skogen was one

of 100 women who went on

an Antarctic expedition. Full

story on Page 4.

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New name, same CHEESE

Visconti picks up where Caputo family left off, Page 22

Red Rose Ragtime Band returns for annual

Gorton Center concert, Page 19

Tom Bartlett (left) and Art Davis, with the Red Rose

Ragtime Band, entertain the crowd at the Gorton

Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 12. Photo Submitted

by Dale Jessen


18 | January 16, 2020 | The lake forest leader puzzles

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Neeson of

“Schindler’s List”

5. Wrestling hold

9. Chris Noth on

‘’Sex and the City’’

14. Dope

15. “Last train”

singer, Guthrie

16. Hearing-related

17. “___, Brute?”

18. Ancient drink

made from honey and

alcohol and water

19. Pad user

20. Winnetka park

22. Discern

23. Once in a while

24. Mine find

25. “Always on My

Mind” singer

29. Place to make a

splash

33. ___ Canals

35. Meyers, for

example

37. Reverse, e.g.

38. Relative of a

gator

40. Spine-chilling

41. Disney-owned

channel

42. Tolstoy’s Karenina

43. Rattlers or mambas

45. Compass direction

46. Sarajevo’s land

48. Gardening tool

50. X5 maker

51. Explosives

53. Perks (up)

54. An artist of consummate

skill

57. Sushi restaurant

recently opened in

Wilmette

59. Dance of Hawaii

60. Exceptional

62. Artist Matisse

63. Headliner

64. Egyptian solar

deity

65. Per annum

66. Double-digit bills

67. “Hey, there!”

Down

1. Mislead

2. Halved

3. Siesta times

4. Dessert

5. Hard to believe, as

an excuse

6. Pitcher Hershiser

7. Goes with chowder

8. Decked

9. Capital of Lesotho

10. Declaration of

Independence signer

Edward

11. French singer,

Jacques

12. 007 creator Fleming

13. Shine, in product

names

21. Ring

22. Tournament

favorite

26. They go up and

down

27. Foreshadow

28. “Come Away

with Me” singer, first

name

30. Famous British

WWII division

that fought in North

Africa

31. Race circuits

32. Marine flier

33. Sore crust

34. Little ___

36. Big name in

sneakers

39. Australian capital

44. Some N.C.O.’s

47. Damage

49. Bag

52. Tender spots

53. Durable wood

54. Remote option

55. Astronaut

Shepard

56. Listening, all ___

57. “Caught you!”

58. Important

59. President after

F.D.R.

61. Tolkien creature

LAKE FOREST

The Gorton Center

(400 East Illinois Road)

■4 ■ p.m. Sunday, Jan.

19: First Gorton Chili

Cook-off

Deerpath Middle School

Cafeteria

(155 West Deerpath

Road)

■10 ■ a.m. Saturday,

Jan. 25: Camp Preview

Day

HIGHWOOD

The Humble Pub

(336 Green Bay Road,

(847) 433-6360)

■9 ■ p.m. every Wednesday

night: Open Jam

■9 ■ p.m. every Friday:

Kara-Moe-ke

Buffo’s

(431 Sheridan Road,

(847) 432-0301)

■7 ■ p.m. every Monday:

Trivia

28 Mile Vodka

(454 Sheridan Road)

■2-5 ■ p.m. every Sunday:

Country Sundays

■Every ■ Friday night:

Music in the Lounge

HIGHLAND PARK

Curt’s Cafe

(1766 2nd St.)

■Noon-2 ■ p.m. Saturday,

Jan. 18: Special

Siblings Podcast

Launch Party

NORTHBROOK

Pinstripes

(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and

bocce

Northbrook Public

Library

(1201 Cedar Lane)

■Thursday, ■ Jan. 16:

Jazz Concert Features

Ron Surace Trio

Village Green Park

(Downtown Northbrook)

■11 ■ a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Jan. 18: Winter Carnival

To place an event in The

Scene, email martin@

northbrooktower.com

answers

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

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

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


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Red Rose Ragtime Band brings the jazz to Gorton

Bill McLean

Freelance Reporter

Toes tapped for hours in

Lake Forest.

Heads nodded, too, on

Sunday, Jan. 12.

All because of the delightful,

transportive music

generated in a concert

by the Red Rose Ragtime

Band in Gorton Community

Center’s intimate

Stuart Room.

“It’s moving,” said

Cindy, of Waukegan, after

all five of the toes on

her right foot got quite a

workout while she listened

to the seven-piece

band — formed in the

1980s — next to friend

Jean Murray, of Lake

Bluff.

“It reminds me of New

Orleans,” chimed Gorton’s

Events and Hospitality

Coordinator Jasmin

“Jazz” Rodriguez, also an

actress. “I’ve never been

to New Orleans, but visiting

that city is on my Cities

to Visit list.

“I hear this kind of music,

and I want to dance,

right here, right now.”

Red Rose Ragtime

Band co-founder and

Lake Bluff resident Joan

Reynolds serves as the

band’s spirited pianist

and highly entertaining

emcee in between tunes.

A music teacher for five

years at Lake Bluff Elementary

Middle School

before guiding and inspiring

music students at Deer

Path Middle School for 24

years, Reynolds, microphone

in hand, addressed

a Gorton concert audience

for what she thought was

the 34th year.

She then introduced the

first song, “Mandy, Make

Up Your Mind,” composed

in 1924 and performed by

Louis Armstrong (cornet)

and Sidney Bechet (soprano

saxophone). The

history teacher in Reynolds

surfaced often, as she

shared interesting factoids

about each song and original

artist.

Among the other selections

from the set

list: “Grace and Beauty”

by James Scott; “Down

Where the Sun Goes

Down” by the Ipana Troubadours;

“Everybody

Loves My Baby, but My

Baby Don’t Love Nobody

but Me” by Spencer Williams;

“Camp Meeting

Blues” by King Oliver;

and the traditional jazz

standard “I Scream, You

Scream, We All Scream

for Ice Cream,” originally

a late 1920s novelty song

with words and music by

Howard Johnson, Billy

Moll and Robert A. King.

“It’s peppy and happy,

this kind of music, and

it was big, really big, in

the 1950s,” said Reynolds,

who co-founded the

band with current Minnesotan

Mike Schwimmer,

a washboard player

back in the day. “When I

taught music, I made sure

to make it fun for my students.

Music should be a

happy thing.”

Longtime Lake Forest

denizen Jean Grost

has known Reynolds — a

folk singer in her past —

for decades. She owns

Reynolds’ lone (to date)

album, “Jean Gauntlett,”

produced in 1967. Grost,

wearing a silver, roseshaped

pin and a striking

red-and-black shawl

featuring images of red

roses, sat in a front row

at the Red Rose concert at

Gorton.

“See this,” said Grost,

pointing to her shawl from

a seat in Gorton’s lobby

during the show’s 15-minute

intermission. “I’m going

to give it to Joan after

the concert.

“But not the pin,” she

added with a smile. “I’ll

keep that.”

How crowded was the

Stuart Room at Gorton?

More than a handful of

ragtime/early jazz/Dixieland-loving

folks had

to sit in the neighboring

Nagel Family Room to

enjoy the talent displayed

by Reynolds, trombonist

Tom Bartlett, trumpeter

Art Downs, clarinetist/

alto Kim Cusack, banjoist

Leah Bezin, tuba player

Mike Walbridge and

drummer Andy Schumm.

Attendees in both rooms

didn’t just applaud each

tune; the musicians also

received rounds of gentle

applause after solos within

the tunes.

“I enjoyed how perky

the music was, how upbeat

it was,” Lake Bluff’s

Murray said. “And Joan’s

lightheartedness, when

she interacted with the audience,

was entertaining.”

“Joan’s banter adds a

lot to the concert’s appeal,”

Gorton’s Director

of Events Ann Wildman

said minutes before the

start of the concert.

Seconds before Red

Rose began playing “Everybody

Loves My Baby”

on the day a pair of NFL

playoff games were

staged, the fun-loving,

engaging Bartlett looked

to his left and then to his

right, before saying, “Am

I kicking this off?”

Laughter filled the air,

followed by the piercing,

pleasing sounds from

Bartlett’s trombone.

Art Downs, trumpeter for the Red Rose Ragtime Band, performs during the band’s

annual Gorton Community Center Concert, held Sunday, Jan. 12. Photo Submitted by

Dale Jessen

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Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church (680 West

Deerpath, Lake Forest)

Women’s Small Group

Bible Study

Monthly on the first and

third Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.

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.

Steeple Quilters

Weekly on Thursdays,

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Celebration Worship with

Communion

Weekly on Saturdays, 5

to 6 p.m.

Hogar de Fe, Our Hispanic

Worship Service

Hogar de Fe is Faith’s

Spanish-language church

service. Saturdays, 6:30 to

8 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church (700 Sheridan

Road, Lake Forest)

Brown Bag Bible Study

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays

Wednesday Women’s Bible

Study

9:45-11 a.m., Wednesdays

in the South Parlor.

Grace United Methodist Church (244

East Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Boy Scouts

7-9 p.m. Mondays. Boy

Scout Troop 42 will meet

in Fellowship Hall.

Prayer Shawl Group

Meeting

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.

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.

Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest)

Handbell Choir Practice

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

Adult Choir

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

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the

Church of St. Mary offers

Eucharistic Adoration following

the 8 a.m. Mass. A

rosary will be prayed each

week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at

7 p.m.

Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

Senior High Youth Group

7-9 p.m. Sundays. All

are welcome for a time

of worship, teaching and

fellowship. Friends are

encouraged to attend. For

more information, call

(847) 234-1001.

The Bridge Young Adults

Group

7-9 p.m., every Wednesday.

All young adults are

welcome to join. For more

information, contact The-

BridgeCCLF@gmail.com.

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:

http://christchurchil.org/

the-fraternity/

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://

christchurchil.org/women/

MOPS

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

Wednesdays. Join us the

first three Wednesdays

of the month for MOPS

(Mothers of Preschoolers).

GIFT

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

gathering.

Drop-ins welcome.

The Church of the Holy Spirit (400 E.

Westminster Ave., Lake Forest)

Faith@Work

7:30 a.m., Jan. 10, Armour

Room. Guest speaker

Graham Cook. Graham’s

faith journey runs

the gamut. From Catholic,

to agnostic to Buddhist

and back to Christian, he

realized his original problem

with what he was

taught revolved around

the teachings ABOUT

Christ, only to be drawn

back by the teachings OF

Christ. As Graham says,

“Prepositions matter.”

Graham is a very active in

CHS’s Young Pups ministry,

and his knowledge of

Christ and his teachings

and related ability to communicate

and reflect on

challenging and complex

matters are such welcome

blessings! Read more at

www.chslf.org.

STITCH-IN

Make a New Year’s resolution

to join us Jan. 11 at

the monthly STITCH-INS

and finish those P.I.G.S.,

(Projects In Grocery Sack)

that have been packed

away for years! See you

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bring your

own lunch. Contact Pam

Waud with any questions.

CHS Preserves Ancient

Monastic Tradition with

Compline Service

Every Sunday evening

at 6 p.m. from Jan. 12–

Feb. 23, our incense-filled

church reaches back more

than 1,000 years to capture

a beautiful monastic ceremony

that offers thanks

for the day that is ending

and seeks God’s protection

through the night. The

ancient service is led by

a small choir that chants

prayers and hymns in the

flickering light of candles.

Worshipers remain silent

throughout the service,

with many coming early or

lingering to meditate in the

quiet of the sanctuary.

Episcopal Preschool

Registration

The Episcopal Preschool

will begin priority

registration for the 2020-

2021 school year starting

Jan. 16 for CHS members.

Please contact Melissa

Cunniff, director of EPS at

847-234-7980 or visit our

website, www.TheEpiscopalPreschool.org,

for more

information and an enrollment

application.

An Ecumenical Martin

Luther King Day

Celebration

Please join us for an

Ecumenical Martin Luther

King Day Celebration

Monday, Jan. 20, with

First Presbyterian Church

of Lake Forest, The Community

Church of Lake

Forest and other houses of

worship. We will gather for

prayers and music at 12:45

p.m. in Market Square followed

by a brief program

before a 2:50 p.m. service

at The Church of the Holy

Spirit.

Bubbly & Beethoven:

A Fundraiser in Three

Movements: Recital,

Reception, & Requests

6-9 p.m., Jan. 25, The

Church of the Holy Spirit

Parish Hall. Bring your

music, along with $50 for

the ‘tip jar,’ for an opportunity

to collaborate with

Patrick Godon on piano.

Unable to attend? Consider

making a tax-deductible

donation. Please make all

checks payable to “The

Church of the Holy Spirit.”

$50 / person in advance;

$75 at the door. RSVP by

emailing Patrick Godon at

pgodon@chslf.org or call

(847) 234-7633 by Jan. 19.

Sharing the Faith – The

Basics of Christianity

You are invited to grow

your faith! Sharing the

Faith: Basics of Christianity

Class will be held

Sundays beginning Feb. 9.

Inspiring Topics · Engaging

Teachers · Delicious

Food · Great Conversations

· Spiritual Treasure

· Childcare Provided. All

immediately following the

10 a.m. service in the Parish

Hall.

Compline Volunteers

Needed

We are in need of volunteers

to help set up the

Nave and greet parishioners

for Compline services

during Epiphany. Volunteers

are asked to arrive at

5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. service

on the Sundays they

serve. Please contact Linda

Gavlin at (847) 235.1122.

Weekly Chair Yoga

Weekly Chair Yoga at

CHS is Thursday at 11

a.m. with instructor, Liz

Richmond. Chair yoga is

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One does not have to be

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on www.chslf.org.

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22 | January 16, 2020 | The lake forest leader DINING OUT

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Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 1 day ago

Visconti Cheese Market & Deli takes over for Caputo in Lake Forest

Peter Kaspari, Editor

Caputo Cheese Market

has been a fixture in

Lake Forest for years, offering

its famous cheese

and other Italian favorites

including sandwiches and

desserts.

Recently, the Caputo

family decided it wanted

to step away from the market

and focus more on the

production aspect of its

business. At the same time,

it didn’t want to close the

market, which has become

a popular local stop in

Lake Forest.

Fortunately, the family

knew just the man to take

over.

Local restaurateur Frank

Visconti has been in the

restaurant business ever

since he was a child, helping

out at his family’s restaurant,

the now-closed

Little Italy in Highwood.

He’s also a lifelong friend

of the Caputo family for

nearly 40 years.

“Nat (Caputo) came to

me and said, ‘Hey, Frank.

We really don’t want to

close this place down. We

really would like you to

take it over. Would you

like to talk about a deal?’”

Visconti recalled. “Me and

Nat Caputo sat down and

we struck a deal and we

decided to keep it going.”

The new business, which

has been renamed Visconti

Cheese Market & Deli, officially

opened on Jan. 16.

Although the business

has a new name, the new

owner said very little has

changed. As he put it, “We

want to keep the Caputo

tradition going.”

“All the Caputo products

are staying,” Visconti said.

“Everything is staying the

same.”

The only difference?

Visconti said the menu offerings

will be expanded.

“We’re just going to add

more,” he said. “We’re going

to add more dinners,

we’re going to add more

grab-and-go sandwiches,

more salads. We’re going

to increase the catering.

We love to do catering.”

Customers will also see

items that were once only

offered occasionally now

being offered all the time.

“Italian beef every day,”

he said. “We’re going to do

a meatball sub every day,

we’re going to do sausage

and peppers all day, every

day. Before, it was just every

once in awhile.”

Both items will be served

for lunch and dinner.

Additionally, Visconti

said he’ll be adding more

prepared meals, as well as

a second register, since the

checkout line can sometimes

get lengthy.

He also believes he’s improved

what he described

as “the flow” of the market.

“So when you walk in,

boom — there are all the

sandwiches, all the salads,”

he said. “We’re going to

make prepared, pre-made

cheese platters, if you and

another person want to

have a bottle of wine and a

little cheese grab-and-go.”

He also plans to take

dietary restrictions into account

with his menu additions.

“We’re going to get

some organic wines in

here, we’re going to get

some organic drinks,” Visconti

said. “There’s a lot of

people here who are vegan

and organic. We’re going

to try and increase on the

organic and vegan products.”

Visconti also wants to

help attract younger people

to his restaurant and make

An assortment of

Visconti’s Italian cookies

($8.99/pound).

it a place where they want

to come have a cup of coffee.

Additionally, he plans

on taking advantage of

the patio. Outdoor seating

will remain, but Visconti

said he’s thinking about

adding live music and

looking into potentially

hosting a block party or a

car show.

Something else that’s

staying the same with the

transition from Caputo to

Visconti? The employees.

Visconti said all Caputo

employees will remain employed

with the change in

ownership.

“The employees are all

staying,” Visconti said.

“They’re great employees.

I love them. They’re doing

a great job.”

A group of 22nd Century

Media editors recently visited

Visconti Cheese Market

& Deli to sample some

of the market’s foods, featuring

the famous Caputo

cheese.

The Classic Italian

($7.99) features Volpi Genoa

salami, imported hot

capicola and mortadella, as

A sampling of Visconti Cheese Market & Deli’s sandwiches, including the Classic

Italian ($7.99), Very Italian Panino ($9.99) and the Prosciutto Panino (pictured in front;

$7.99). Photos by Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media

Visconti Cheese

Market & Deli

231 E. Wisconsin Ave.,

Lake Forest

(847) 482-0100

caputocheesemarket.

com

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

Friday

7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Desserts (left to right) include banana cake ($3.49),

Italian boat ($2.99), banana boat ($2.99) and lava cake

($3).

well as Caputo fresh mozzarella

and spring mixed

greens with tomato and

Caputo Melrose Italian

dressing. It’s served on a

fresh-baked European baguette.

The Very Italian Panino

($9.99) is also known as

the VIP. It includes Parma

prosciutto and Bufala mozzarella,

topped with tomato,

arugula and extra virgin

olive oil on a fresh-baked

European baguette.

Editors also sampled the

Prosciutto Panino ($7.99),

filled with Parma prosciutto,

Caputo fresh mozzarella

and Caputo Melrose

Italian dressing with tomato

and arugula served

on a fresh-baked European

baguette.

And no trip to an Italian

market would be complete

without dessert. Visconti

shared a large sampling

of the dessert offerings,

including Italian cookies

($8.99/pound), lava cake

($3), assorted pastries

($1.99 each), banana cake

($3.49), Italian boat ($2.99

each) and a banana boat

($2.99 each).

When reflecting on his

long-standing relationship

with the Caputo family,

Visconti said he sometimes

gets emotional.

“I owe all my success

to the Caputo family,” he

said. “They opened up

the door for me in many

ways.”

Every member of the

Caputo family has played

a role in his life.

“I love them,” he said. “I

love them to death. We’ve

known each other since we

were kids.

“They’re like family. I

never expected to be doing

this for them. It’s an honor.

It really is.”


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26 | January 16, 2020 | The lake forest leader SPORTS

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Sebastian Starks

Starks is a junior on the

Lake Forest wrestling

team.

How did you get

started wrestling?

In eighth grade, my dad

wanted me to wrestle, and

I was like “I don’t want to

do that.” One day I was

at the school, he came in

and slipped a note under

the coach’s door, it said

“My son’s way too scared

to come out for wrestling,

you should find him tomorrow

and make him come to

the first practice.” The next

day I’m walking out of the

school and I get tracked

down by [the coach], and

he says “You’re coming

to our practice.” I thought

this was going to be an absolute

waste of my time.

I got out and I absolutely

loved it, I thought it was

the coolest thing ever.

What’s your favorite

part of wrestling?

The atmosphere. It’s different

from any other sport.

You got weird crowds, you

got everyone screaming,

it’s crazy. The coaches are

all insane and it’s so funny,

you’re so entertained.

What’s the most

challenging part of

wrestling?

The mindset sometimes.

It’s not a super long season,

but after these two

and a half hour practices

everyday and super long

tournaments, you start to

get worn down. Eventually

you can pull yourself

back into it, you can really

create a better connection

with the sport.

What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

ever gotten?

Only people who went

to Deerpath would understand

this one: Stuff the

head. Every older coach

I’ve ever had is always

screaming that in every

match, it works whenever

you hear it. When

you have someone who’s

shooting on you and he’s

about to take you down,

and you stuff that head,

you can change the entire

outcome of that match.

Do you have any premeet

rituals or lucky

superstitions?

I’ve always been really

nervous before my matches,

but after these past two

years I’ve started creating

an attitude where I’m very

calm and I’m ready to go.

I do a small pace back and

forth to get that intimidating

factor and go out there

and go wild.

If you could play any

other sport besides

wrestling, what would

it be?

I’ve always wanted to

do track, I tried it once in

seventh grade.

What’s your favorite

place to eat?

Buffalo Wild Wings. For

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pretty much every sport I

play, it’s always a team dynamic

to go to BDubs after

you win.

Who is your favorite

athlete?

Jordan Burrows. He’s a

wrestler I found the first

year I started wrestling.

He’s similar to me, he’s

really fast, really short.

I’ve stolen his moves ever

since I started wrestling.

Who is the class clown

of the wrestling team?

It’s definitely Jade Khater.

As annoying as he is

sometimes, he’s really hilarious.

If you won the lottery,

what’s the first thing

you would buy?

Either a computer for

me just because I’ve always

wanted a laptop, or

I’d probably get something

for my girlfriend.

Interview by Sports Editor

Nick Frazier

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap hoops, talk

swimming and bowling

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 catch

up on everything going

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sports. They start off by

recapping boys and girls

basketball, hear from

Loyola Academy boys

basketball head coach

Tom Livatino, play Way/

No Way with boys swimming

and diving and finish

off by talking about

conference bowling and

This Week In...

SCOUTS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING

■Jan. ■ 16 - hosts Waukegan,

5 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - diving at

Glenbrook North, 8:30 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - invitational at

New Trier, 12 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 22 - hosts Zion-

Benton, 5 p.m.

WRESTLING

■Jan. ■ 16 - hosts Waukegan,

5:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 17 - invitational at

Reed-Custer, 5:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - invitational at

Reed-Custer, 10 a.m.

POM/DANCE

■Jan. ■ 17 - NSC

Championship, 6:30 p.m.

GIRLS GYMNASTICS

■Jan. ■ 18 - Lake County

invitational at Stevenson,

1 p.m.

Find the varsity

Twitter:

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Facebook:

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Website:

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Stitcher, TuneIn,

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some other things going

on in the area.

First Quarter

The guys start off the

■Jan. ■ 22 - at Mundelein,

5:30 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 17 - at Zion-Benton,

7 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 21 - at Vernon Hills,

7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 18 - at Hersey, 2:30

p.m.

■Jan. ■ 21 - hosts Glenbrook

South, 7 p.m.

BOYS ICE HOCKEY

■Jan. ■ 18 - Big Bear

tournament in Farmington &

Allen Park, times TBD

GIRLS ICE HOCKEY

■Jan. ■ 22 - at Niles, 8 p.m.

CAXYS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 18 - at Wheaton

Warrenville South, TBD

episode by recapping all of

the hoops action.

Second Quarter

Loyola coach Livatino

joins the show after his

team’s battle with St. Ignatius

for the Jesuit Cup.

Third Quarter

Mike and Nick face off

in Way/No Way as the two

debate over boys swimming

and diving.

Fourth Quarter

To finish off, the guys

talk some conference

bowling and other sporting

events from the week.

■Jan. ■ 20 - at Wheaton

Warrenville South, TBD

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 18 - vs. Schaumburg

Christian (at Willows

Academy), 1:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 18 - vs. Christian

Liberty (at Willows

Academy), 6:40 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 20 - at Willows

Academy, TBD

BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING

■Jan. ■ 18 - hosts University

High School-Chicago, 10

a.m.

■Jan. ■ 22 - hosts Warren,

4:30 p.m.

WILDCATS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

■GIRLS ■ BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 18 - hosts Christ the

King, 1 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 21 - hosts U-High,

6:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 22 - at Latin, 6 p.m.


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Youth SpOrts

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Lake Bluff basketball teams enjoy undefeated seasons

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

Before 2019, neither

of the Lake Bluff Middle

School seventh grade basketball

teams had ever

finished better than third

place in the Lakeside Athletic

Conference.

That only made the

2019 season more special

for the school, as both the

boys and girls squad went

undefeated and won the

conference tournament in

December. The boys team

went 13-0, while the girls

put up an 11-0 record to

bring home a championship.

Lake Bluff overcame

being one of the smaller

schools in the conference

to put together two

league-winning teams,

which is no small feat.

“Being a small community

and a smaller school,

we’re usually not as competitive

as we’d like to be

on the sports front,” girls

coach Alyssa Lucas said.

“Just to see both teams

motivate each other to

keep doing better, and to

have that competitive edge

of ‘No, we’re going to go

undefeated, not you guys!’

To have them both do it

and both get to celebrate

together was super awesome.”

It didn’t take long for

boys coach Arick Ellis to

notice that his squad had

what it took to win conference.

The Bobcats played

some tough teams to kick

off the season in October,

but Lake Bluff took care

of business.

“I felt like we had quite

a bit of talent, they were

picking up the things I

was trying to teach them

during practices and applied

it right away during

games,” Ellis said. “The

Boys basketball roster

• Max Helmer

• Charlie Graham

• Charlie Markee

• Hudson Scroggins

• Boden Rupprecht

• Graydon Duncan

• Bink Hartline

• Ryan Valentincic

• Tim Dan

• Trevor Diem

• Tate Nagy

• Max Helfrich

opposing coaches were

very complimentary, so I

knew we had something

special.”

The boys team consisted

of 12 athletes who

were versatile on the floor.

Ellis switched up his lineups

often, as the Bobcats

were fairly interchangable.

It was a balanced

unit that led to an undefeated

record.

Ellis has been coaching

at LBMS for 20 years, and

he’s never had a team so

focused before.

“I always felt confident

putting a group on the

floor that could work together,”

Ellis said. “This

group had a really strong

work ethic. They’ve supported

each other throughout

the season, they’re

great friends on and off

the court, and every player

on the team knew their

role and knew how they fit

with our team.”

After winning all 11

regular season games, the

Bobcats defeated Millburn

Middle School in the

conference tournament

semifinal before besting

Edgewood Middle School

in the championship on

Dec. 12. The girls team

also faced Edgewood in

the title game, defeating

them on their home court.

• Sullivan Donohue

(manager)

Girls basketball

• Phoebe Twichell

• Lexi Bentley

• Kay Perry

• Amy Lugos-Santos

• Nyla Taskapilioglu

• Lauren Richards

• Charlotte Arvia

• Ryan Rice

• Claire Dillow

The girls team played

its semifinal contest the

day before and won a nailbiter,

making the championship

the next day all the

more stressful.

“The most challenging

thing was probably the

day prior to that which

was when we played

Highland, a long-time rival

of ours,” Lucas said.

“Having to go from a

strenuous victory there

to a championship game,

I give the girls a lot of

credit. They have a lot of

resilience.”

Lucas’ Bobcats team

was made up of nine

girls who were all great

teammates. Lucas and assistant

coach Sam Beckman

didn’t have to worry

about team chemistry,

as the girls meshed well

throughout the season.

“The entire time, they

were all fantastic sports,”

Lucas said. “They were

great people and great athletes

on and off the court.

That made it a lot easier to

focus on skills and things

like that and just take their

game up to that next level.

We had three girls on

our team that had never

played before, and instead

of being frustrated by

sharing the playing time,

my more experienced

The Lake Bluff Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team poses after winning

the Lakeside Athletic Conference on Dec. 12. Photos Submitted

The Lake Bluff girls team is all smiles after winning the Lakeside Athletic Conference

on Dec. 12.

girls really took them under

their wings and really

took the time to make sure

they felt comfortable with

what we were doing.”

With the two seventhgrade

teams having such

success, Lake Bluff’s

eighth-grade teams will

likely make runs for championships

next season. It

will be tough for the athletes

to top 2019, however.

“This is very, very

rare,” Ellis said. “For two

teams to go undefeated

and win the championship

is unheard of.”


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Boys Ice Hockey

Scouts pitch

in for Fill a

Heart 4 Kids

STaff Report

The Lake Forest boys

ice hockey team stopped

by the Gorton Community

Center on Thursday,

Jan. 9, to volunteer

for Fill a Heart 4 Kids,

a local organization that

helps foster and homeless

children in the area. The

Scouts helped make food

packages to be distributed

throughout Lake County.

RIGHT: Gino Farrell (left)

and Frank Pinn organize

the food packages.

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Scouts help organize food packages for Fill a Heart 4 Kids on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the

Gorton Community Center. Photos Submitted

SCOUTS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

GIRLS BASKETBALL

LF 43, Buffalo Grove 41

Halle Douglass scored

27 points and Finola Summerville

added 10 rebounds

in an overtime win.

LF 45, St. Viator 32

Douglass had 20 points

and 14 rebounds, and

Summerville chipped in 11

points on Thursday, Jan. 9.

LF 51, Zion-Benton 41

Douglass totaled 25

points, nine rebounds and

five assists on Saturday,

Jan. 11.

BOYS BASKETBALL

LF 56, Grayslake North 43

Asa Thomas had 18

points, and Jack Malloy

chipped in 11 for the

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

Scouts on Jan. 7.

GIRLS GYMNASTICS

Straus Invitational

The Scouts placed second

with 141.55 points on

Saturday, Jan. 11. Kristin

Fisch finished fifth

all-around, while Taylor

Cekay and Lindsay Fontana

finish in the top 10.

GIRLS ICE HOCKEY

LF 3, Dist. 211-214 3

Tess Clark had a goal

and an assist, and Sarah

Matthews made 46 saves

on Sunday, Jan. 12.

BOYS ICE HOCKEY

New Trier Blue 2, LF 1

Conor Kuchman had the

lone goal on Saturday, Jan.

11.

CAXYS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS ICE HOCKEY

MPHL Crossover Weekend

The Caxys went 2-2 on

the weekend at Gilmour

Academy. Asher Goduco

had a goal and assist in

a 3-2 overtime win over

Ridley on Friday, Jan. 10.

Then Will Hambley made

33 saves in another 3-2

overtime win over Gilmour

on Saturday, Jan. 11.

BOYS BASKETBALL

LFA 75, Urban Prep-West

21

The Caxys cruised to a

win on Saturday, Jan. 11.

WILDCATS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Woodlands 44,

Schaumburg Christian 24

The Wildcats won in a

big way on Jan. 7.


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Youth Sports

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Windy City’s top 14U ranking a result of overall program success

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

U14 Windy City roster

Reese Anetsberger

Hannah Balmelli

Carter Barry

Ella Beach

Madison Beach

Ella Capozzi

Mackenzie Doerr

Chloe Strauss

Lucy Smith

Windy City Field Hockey

director Katie Beach

didn’t know how her 14U

Sparks team would fare in

2019 until one of the first

showcases of the season.

That unit, composed of

18 girls, traveled to Florida

for the Disney Field

Hockey Showcase in early

February last year. That’s

when Beach and assistant

coach Mark Morgan began

to understand the Sparks’

potential.

Despite dealing with

a relatively new roster,

Windy City moved into the

showcase’s championship

bracket.

“You have kids who

aged out and kids who now

aged up, so this is your first

look at who you’re going

to have,” Beach said. “That

tournament, we were playing

around with positions,

seeing who’s got the best

strengths for certain positions

on the field and how

we can put that into a solid

team. The team just rose to

the occasion, that gave us a

glimpse of what this team

would look like.”

The Sparks continued to

succeed throughout the calendar

year, and as a result,

the 14U squad wrapped up

2019 ranked first in USA

Field Hockey’s national

club rankings. Windy City

won its regional and finished

fifth at nationals to

help secure the top ranking,

thanks to an accumulation

of points from previous

USA Field hockey events.

Beach, who played for

the United States women’s

national team in the 1996

Olympics, said the top

ranking is the result of a

strong Windy City organization.

“It’s fantastic, it’s a testament

to all the hard work

by our athletes and our

coaches and obviously the

team behind the team,”

Beach said. “We’ve done

well over the course of all

the events we go to that

are sanctioned by USA

Field Hockey. It’s wonderful

from my perspective

because even though some

kids aged up, we’ve got

some kids who were there

from the past year and they

go on to their second U14

year, we have them with

that experience. They set

the tempo for this new crew

coming in saying ‘Hey, this

is how we train, this is how

we compete.’”

A lot of the girls on the

roster have been playing

together at Windy City for

about six years, and that

connection showed in the

team’s performances this

past year. Beach credits the

Sparks players’ commitment

to the game for the

memorable season. Some

of the Sparks are multisport

athletes with practices

and games outside of

club field hockey to get to.

Windy City is a year-round

club, but the Sparks made

good on their commitment

to get better every day.

Not only that, but the

Sparks are a group of driven

athletes who are starting

to become truly dedicated

to the game of field hockey.

“A lot of these girls

Izzy Morgan

Gemma Franco

Annie Lake

Annika Blom

Riley Zenkewicz

Katherine Malloy

Honor Roberts

Taylor Ross

Maxine Hekster

Coach: Katie Beach,

Mark Morgan

not only are playing with

Windy City but they’re doing

camps, clinics, other

things to hone the skills

they need to compete at a

higher level,” Beach said.

“I think because they’re

multi-sport athletes, a lot

of them are realizing this

is a sport they want to play.

So they’re putting in some

extra time, they’re putting

in the extra efforts outside

of our team practices to get

better at their skills.”

Some credit, of course,

has to go to Beach and

Morgan’s coaching. The

Sparks play what Beach

calls “Slow Hockey,”

where the Sparks focus on

extra passes and less on

dribbling. Instead of players

making fancy moves

1-on-1, the ball does the

work in order to help the

team thrive.

This play style works for

the Sparks because of the

team’s depth. There isn’t

one standout player on the

14U squad, and by sharing

the ball with teammates,

the whole team wins.

“We have a solid 18

players on our team where

each of them have a different

strength in their game,”

Beach said. “I wouldn’t say

there’s one strength in particular

other than we work

as a team. They know the

only way we’re going to be

good is if they pass to their

teammate and they make

The Windy City 14U Sparks team poses after a tournament in 2019. Photos submitted

The Sparks put their hands in after a practice.

it a good pass. I think that

two-touch type of hockey,

we get it, we give it, we

move off ball, it shows really

well in the field but it’s

a team success. They rely

on each other to make that

happen.”

The Sparks started 2019

with some competitive indoor

play that improved the

team’s speed and decisionmaking

before Disney. The

regional and national tournaments

came in spring

and summer, and Beach

says qualifying for nationals

was the highlight of the

season.

With the change of the

calendar year, some of the

girls from the 2019 14U

Sparks team will move

up to 16U, while others

will stay in 14U and welcome

new teammates. It’s

a never-ending cycle that

illustrates how the Sparks’

top ranking is a credit to

the entire Windy City organization.

“We’re more than just

that U14 group that’s in

the picture, that trickles

into U16 and 19 as well,”

Beach said. “It’s almost

like a whole club ranking

because so many kids were

part of that U14 ranking

over the past two years,

they helped us gain the

points to get to that spot.”


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Scouts compete well at Evanston Invitational

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

John Clawson competes in the Evanston Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Evanston High School. photos by

gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

Athletes improve when

they push themselves outside

of their comfort zone,

and there’s arguably no

more uncomfortable place

to swim during the regular

season than the annual

Evanston Invitational.

Lake Forest again competed

in an 18-team Evanston

field loaded with talent.

The Scouts placed

11th and wouldn’t trade

the experience for anything.

“We raced well,” Lake

Forest senior captain Luke

Lanigan said. “We’re in a

tough part of our training,

coming out of two weeks

of winter break with two

practices a day, and we had

a bunch of season’s best

times all around today.

We swam hard, competed

well, and I’m happy with

the effort today.”

Glenbrook South topped

the field of perennial state

power programs in Evanston

on Saturday, Jan. 11,

with Loyola second, St.

Charles North third, and

New Trier placing fourth.

Add top-shelf programs

like Stevenson and

Neuqua Valley, and some

of Illinois’ fastest swimmers

surrounded the pool.

“There are a bunch of

the top teams in the state

and a bunch of state champions

here,” Lanigan said.

“So it’s a really great opportunity

to watch the best

guys in the final heats here

to see how they attack

their races, and how they

do things differently to

help them compete at the

level they do.”

The Scouts improved

on last year’s 15th-place

finish, as Colin Kingsley

posted the highest individual

finish for the Scouts

with a sixth in the 500-

yard freestyle. Kingsley

also placed 11th in the 200

free.

The Scouts’ 400-yard

freestyle relay team of

Lanigan, co-captain Peter

Landis, Sidd Ojha, and

Kingsley finished ninth,

while the 200 freestyle

team of Lanigan, Kingsley,

Torsten Borowski and

John Clawson placed 10th.

“We’re really pleased

with the way we competed,”

Lake Forest coach

Cindy Dell said. “It helps

them to get out of their

conference box and race

against kids that they’re

not used to racing.

“It’s learning how to

take a risk, getting that

experience racing, and understanding

that where we

are now — we’ll be yards

ahead of that at the end of

the season.”

Lanigan also placed 11th

in a loaded field in the 100

freestyle, an event won by

defending state champion

Luke Maurer of Loyola.

Lanigan was a state

qualifier in the 100 and

200 freestyle last year, and

he’s angling to do the same

in his senior year.

“I’ve gone right around

the times I went last year,

and I’ve training hard and

working out a lot, so I’ll

just stay positive and keep

working on new things to

get better,” Lanigan said.

Dell will miss Lanigan

at season’s end.

“He’s awesome. He’s

just been one of our leaders

for four years,” Dell

said. “Peter and Luke have

done a great job as captains,

keeping the atmosphere

relaxed, and keeping

everyone loose.”

The foursome of Landis,

Borowski, Ojha, and

Clawson placed 13th in

the 800 medley relay. The

Scouts other highest finishers

were Borowski in

the 50 free and 100 backstroke,

Landis in the 200

individual medley and 100

breaststroke, and Ojha in

the 100 butterfly.

Lanigan wants his team

to use the experience

gained from competing in

one of Illinois’ top invitationals

to stay focused on

the season’s horizon.

“You can’t focus too

much on one race or one

meet,” Lanigan said. “It’s

a whole process and it’s

all about getting to a place

you want to be in February.

So as long as you’re

getting better each day,

focusing on technique and

improving races, you’ll be

where you want to be at

the end of the year.”

Sid Ojha works on his backstroke in the Evanston Invitational.


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22nd century media file

photo

1st-and-3

Stars of the week

1. Asa Thomas

(above). The

freshman

continues to

lead the Scouts

boys basketball

team offensively,

scoring 18 and

20 points in two

wins last week.

2. Halle Douglass.

The Wisconsin

recruit continues

to thrive, leading

the LFHS girls

basketball team

to three wins.

3. Kristin Fisch.

Fisch finished

fifth all-around

in the Straus

Invitational on

Saturday, Jan. 11.

Boys Basketball

Thomas shines in victory over Waukegan

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

The scariest thing for a

defender guarding Lake

Forest’s Asa Thomas is

that the freshman is already

one of the most talented

guys on the floor.

On Friday, Jan. 10

against visiting Waukegan,

Thomas scored all

20 of his points in the first

half, connecting on all six

of his 3-point attempts in

the period. The Scouts (9-

7, 2-2 NSC) dominated

from start to finish, hammering

the Bulldogs 61-

33 as Thomas could not

be stopped.

“I was able to get in a

rhythm and was ready to

shoot when I caught the

ball,” Thomas said. “Our

ball movement was great

and my teammates did a

great job picking apart

their zone to find me. It

was an incredible team

win.”

Lake Forest quickly

jumped out to a 17-2 advantage

as Thomas had 11

during that stretch, hitting

three treys. Grant Kaus

and Jack Malloy both had

three during the run as

well.

The Bulldogs briefly

cut into the deficit, getting

within 21-14 early in

the second quarter. Then

Thomas got hot again,

knocking down three

straight triples the put the

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Scouts up 32-15.

Despite only being a

freshman, it’s clear the

entire team has a lot of

confidence in Thomas, for

a very good reason.

“It means a lot the confidence

the coaches show in

me,” Thomas said. “The

team says it’s selfish if I

don’t shoot. We encouraged

each other and were

effective moving the ball

and finding the best shot.

Everyone on the team is

unselfish.”

Coach Phil LaScala

knows Thomas is a big

part of this team at a

young age for more than

just his shooting ability.

Thomas also had seven

rebounds.

“He’s ready to shoot if

the opening is there early

after he catches the ball,”

LaScala said. “The guys

were able to find him in

open space allowing him

to step into his shot. He

can do much more than

just shoot. He opened

the game with a putback

on an offensive rebound.

He handles the ball very

well and is one of our best

passers.”

Lake Forest extended

the lead to 57-27 after the

third. Malloy had five in

the quarter as did Andy

Brown and Will Thomas.

Everything clicked for the

Scouts.

“Getting off to a fast

start was big for us,” LaScala

said. “We moved the

ball really well. We didn’t

know they were going to

play zone going into the

game, but the guys were

able to recognize that and

adjust to it making extra

passes. Defensively we

opened the game with

three or four stops in a

row which helped our momentum.”

An overall young

squad, Lake Forest has

clearly made a lot of positive

strides from the beginning

of the season.

“They’re playing smarter

and learning to defend

as a team,” LaScala said.

“On the offensive end,

we’re much more aggressive

with the ball. We’re

not looking to pass immediately

if the shot is

there. Guys are looking to

attack.”

“I think we have more

confidence in ourselves

and the coaches have instilled

that confidence in

us,” Asa Thomas said.

“We push each other every

day and that comes from

the leaders of the team,

Andy, Stephen (Young),

Grant and Malloy. They

get us ready to play.”

Malloy added 10 for

the Scouts while Brown

had eight points and

five assists. Cade Nowik

had seven points, Leo

Scheidler had six and

Kaus and Will Thomas

each had five.

Basketball Power Rankings

The 22nd Century Media Sports

Editors ranked the North

Shore area girls basketball

teams in our coverage area

throughout the season.

BOYS BASKETBALL

1. Loyola Academy

(Previous week: 1)

Loyola rebounded with

wins St. Rita, St. Ignatius

and St. Viator for a strong

start to the second portion

of the schedule.

2. Glenbrook South (2)

The Titans got back to

their winning ways, taking

down both Maine South

and Palatine with a game

with New Trier next.

3. New Trier (4)

New Trier came back

to play with a strong win

against Niles West and

Glenbrook North with

Glenbrook South coming

up.

4. Highland Park (3)

The Giants couldn’t

keep up with Niles North

in a battle for the Central

Suburban League North

lead.

5. Lake Forest (5)

Lake Forest took down

both Waukegan and Grayslake

North to get above

.500.

6. Glenbrook North (6)

The Spartans couldn’t

keep up with the

Trevians.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

1. Lake Forest (1)

The Scouts beat Buffalo

Grove, St. Viator and Zion-Benton

to start the new

calendar year right.

2. Loyola Academy (2)

Loyola lost to Fenwick

but won back the Jesuit

Cup after taking down St.

Ignatius.

3. New Trier (3)

The Trevians are on a

roll, taking down Glenbrook

North in a conference

battle.

4. Glenbrook North (4)

The Spartans started

2020 with a tough win

against Highland Park but

fell to New Trier.

5. Highland Park (5)

Highland Park lost

to Glenbrook North but

came back to take down

Niles North.

6. Glenbrook South (6)

South couldn’t keep

with Prospect and Maine

South to start the new

year..

Listen Up

“The team says it’s selfish if I don’t shoot.”

Asa Thomas - Scouts freshman after scoring 20 points in a win over

Waukegan.

tune in

What to watch this week

WRESTLING: The Scouts host Waukegan in a NSC battle.

The match starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Lake Forest High

School’s East campus.

Index

28 - High School Highlights

26 - Athlete of The Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor

Nick Frazier. Send any questions or comments

to n.frazier@22ndcenturymedia.com.


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Heating Up Thomas, Scouts

basketball win second-straight, Page 31

A Team Effort

Lake Forest residents earn top ranking

with Windy City, Page 29

Luke Lanigan

dives into the

pool on Saturday,

Jan. 11, at

Evanston High

School. Gary

Larsen/22nd

Century Media

Scouts compete against area’s best at Evanston Invitational, Page 30

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