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Inaugural chili cookoff comes to Gorton Center, Page 4

Kris Rosiak (right) with Golden Ladle serves up some chili at the inaugural Gorton

Community Center Chili Cook Off on Sunday, Jan. 19. Alex Newman/22nd Century Media

Opinions vary

Village Board hears from residents

on development plans, Page 6



Chicago Bears

to resume

practice in

Lake Forest,

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Private schools

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In this week’s


Police Reports6

Pet of the Week10



Faith Briefs18

Dining Out22

Home of the Week23

Athlete of the Week26

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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.

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.


Barry Bradford Lectures:

Food for Thought

10 a.m., Jan. 24, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old

Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Barry is a well-known,

award-winning “motivational”

speaker, historian

and writer on popular culture.

This month’s topic

is 1920: 100 Years Ago.

Free to members, $10 nonmembers.

Registration is

due three days before each


Chicago Mass Choir to

perform at Lake Forest


6:30 p.m., Jan. 24, Lake

Forest College, 555 N.

Sheridan Road, Lake Forest.

Lake Forest College

presents Chicago Mass

Choir, a soulful traditional

gospel choir, that will perform

as part of the College’s

celebration of Martin

Luther King Jr. Free

admission. For information,

go to lakeforest.edu/

community or contact the

Office of Intercultural Relations

at (847) 735-5016.

MountainFilm on Tour

7 p.m., Jan. 24 and 25,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest. One of the

longest-running film festivals

in America, MountainFilm

on Tour, is back

for its fourth annual visit

to Gorton Community

Center! This adventurous,

conservation-driven festival

brings leading documentary

films from around

the world to its audiences.

For more information and

a schedule of events, visit


Lake Forest Symphony

Salon Series: Metropolis


8-9:15 p.m., Jan. 24,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest. French Impressionism

meets Baroque!

Enjoy the color and

style changes that Bach,

Haydn, Debussy, Poulenc

and Martinu achieved in

their works written for

various combinations of

oboe, violin, cello and piano.

For tickets, call (847)



Camp Preview Day

10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 25,

Deer Path Middle School

Cafeteria, 155 W. Deerpath

Road, Lake Forest.

This event will give you

an exclusive sneak peek at

all of the wonderful camp

opportunities that exist for

your child for the summer

of 2020. You will get the

opportunity to meet staff,

ask questions, participate

in camp activities, and

even have the opportunity

for early registration

discounts. From specialty

camps to our traditional

day camps, there is something

for everyone from

3 to 14 years old. Register

for summer camp on

Camp Preview Day and

receive 10 percent off selected


Mammals and More

11 a.m.-noon, Jan. 25,

Lake Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

The Flying Fox Conservation

Fund is coming to

the Library, and they’re

bringing the animals! See

(and pet!) some amazing

animals and fall in love

with Steve the sloth, all

the while learning about

some of the most unique

creatures from around the



Four Years That Changed


Noon, Jan. 29, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Each

year is important in the life

of our nation. A given year

might be memorable because

a certain person was

elected President, because

the Chicago Cubs won the

World Series or because

NASA landed men on the

moon. But a few years

are exceptional, so full of

critical events that we can

summarize those events

and say that year changed

our country forever. Join

us for Professor Gary Midkiff’s

presentation about

the four years he believes

changed America and the

reasons for his selections.

$15 for members, $20 for


Find Your Career Fit

9:30 a.m.-noon, Jan. 29,

Career Resource Center,

40 E. Old Mill Road, Suite

105, Lake Forest. The

Strong Interest Inventory

(SII) is one of the most

widely respected and frequently

used career planning

tools. It will provide

valuable insight into a career

that will best fit you.

Workshop participants will

take the online assessment

prior to attending this session

and receive a custom

report on their results. $10

for CRC members, $30 for

non-members. Registration

required; please call

(847) 295-5626.


Volunteers at Heart


6 p.m., Jan. 31, Ferrari

Lake Forest, 990

North Shore Drive, Lake

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est Caucus for our annual

fundraiser at Ferrari Lake

Forest. Bring your friends

and neighbors to meet local

elected officials and

community volunteers

who serve on Lake Forest

Boards and Commissions.

This event is a great opportunity

to learn more

about how city government

functions. Tickets

include drinks, appetizers,

great company and fast

cars. Visit lakeforestcaucus.com

for more information.

Pond Hockey Tournament

8:30 a.m., Feb. 1, Artesian

Park, Lake Bluff.

The Kiwanis Club of Lake

Bluff & Lake Forest will

be the first to host an event

for Lake Bluff’s 125th

anniversary celebration.

A 3-on-3 Pond Hockey

Tournament will be held

on Super Bowl Saturday.

The ice-skating rink will

be transformed into three

smaller hockey rinks, allowing

three games to

be played simultaneously.

First puck drops at

9 o’clock sharp. Kiwanis

will provide a free lunch

to all, hamburgers and

hotdogs from 11 a.m.-1

p.m. Hot chocolate served

throughout the day. Net

proceeds will be used to

provide Outdoor Musical

Playground Equipment at

Mawman Park. For additional

information, please

visit www.KiwanisLBLF.


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LF, LB beach cleanup continues after storm

Staff Report

Parts of Sunrise Beach

have reopened after waves

and wind damaged the

Lake Bluff beach on Jan.


An update posted on

Friday, Jan. 17 stated that

the north beach was set to

reopen on Tuesday, Jan.

21 with limited access to

the parking lot and south


“Park District staff has

started to clean up the

north beach and has already

hauled away three

one-ton trucks of debris,”

the Village of Lake Bluff

said in the update. “Additionally,

staff worked

with Lake County Emergency

Management staff

to obtain 100 sand bags to

The Village of Lake Bluff shared this photo of sandbags

being stacked to help reinforce the guard house/bathroom

on Sunrise Beach.

protect the guard house/

bathroom areas in case of

future high waves.”

The Park District and

North Shore Water Reclamation

District are also

requesting that people follow

signs in the reopened


In Lake Forest, the City

reported on Thursday, Jan.

16 that the Ring Road,

North and South Access

Roads and walkways were


Restoration and cleanup

efforts began almost immediately

following the

The City of Lake Forest shared this image on its social media pages of a city worker

cleaning up a path that was damaged in a Jan. 11 storm. Photos Submitted

storms, which caused

damage to beaches along

Lake Michigan.

The storms included

high waves with rain and

snow, which forced beaches

in both Lake Forest and

Lake Bluff to close.

Updates are being posted

on both the City and

Village’s websites as well

as social media pages.






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Chili Cook Off helps locals beat weekend chill

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

Gorton Community

Center hosted its inaugural

Chili Cook Off on Sunday,

Jan. 19. Seven teams from

Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

participated by serving

homemade chili in a friendly

competition for first, second

and third prizes.

Attendees determined

the winners by voting for

their favorites with poker


The first place winners

were Smokin’ Joe and

Smokin’ Robert Hartman,

a father and son team from

Lake Forest. They were offering

a barbecue brisket

chili that Joe said was inspired

by the annual Lake

Bluff Rib Fest, which he

has participated in for the

last few years. He said

since he has a lot of fun at

the rib fest, this cook off

caught his interest as being

a winter counterpart to that


The second place team

was Golden Ladle, which

comprised Kris and Hope

Rosiak of Lake Bluff. Kris

explained that they have

won chili competitions

held in other towns.

“It originally started as

my dad’s recipe, and I’ve

added to it,” he said of his


Friends would ask him

to bring it when they got

together to watch sporting

events. Then, one of them

suggested he enter the chili

into a competition, and

that’s how he got started.

He and his wife are not

professional cooks, but he

finds cooking to be therapeutic.

Two teams tied for third

place: Yo Mama’s Chili

and Team Zen. Yo Mama’s

Chili was one person,

Nancy Adams, who above

all was out to beat her husband,

Bob Adams, for best

chili recipe. He was also a

team of one, “2” Hot Chili


Team Zen was from the

Lake Forest-based business,

Zen of Slow Cooking,

which makes a line of premium

“globally inspired”

spice blends designed for

recipes crafted for the instant

pot, crockpot or slow

cooker. Their products are

available locally at Sunset

Foods and Whole Foods as

well as through Walmart,

Amazon and the company’s

own online Zen Shop.

The first place team won

a trophy with a chili bean

on top. All teams won Chili

Cook Off aprons and tickets

to upcoming Gorton


The other competing

teams were the Community

Church Chili Team and To

Bean or Not To Bean, both

represented by organizations

that have administrative

offices on the second

floor of Gorton Center.

The Community Church

of Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff holds services in

the chapel at Lake Forest

College and has offices at

Gorton. A team from the

church was the 2019 winner

of Lake Bluff Rib Fest.

The team for this cook

off was Bryn Benson, a

church member, and Pam

Campbell, the church’s office

manager. Benson used

her late husband’s recipe

for Namaste Chili, which

Robert (left) and Joe Hartman (middle) serve up some warm chili during the cold

afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 19, during the Gorton Community Center’s inaugural Chili

Cook Off. Alex Newman/22nd Century Media

is turkey and pinto bean

based with Indian spices.

Nancy Dunsey and her

husband were team To

Bean or Not to Bean, serving

two types of chili, a

vegetarian non-spicy recipe

from Dunsey’s mother and

a meat semi-spicy recipe

that someone else gave her.

Dunsey works for A Safe

Place, an organization that

works with victims of domestic

violence and has administrative

offices at Gorton.

She said the staff of

Gorton Community Center

does a great job of intentionally

creating a community

among the social and

cultural organizations that

occupy the building.

“We’re a family,” Dunsey

said. “I will definitely

participate again next


The attendees to the

event were mainly couples

and families. Among them

were Lake Forest residents

Sally and Tom Coyle.

“It’s a pleasure to taste

the chili because everyone

is so proud of their recipe,”

said Sally. “I wish they

could all be first place.”

The idea for the Chili

Cook Off came from Executive

Director Amy Wagliardo.

Organizing the

event was a team effort that

included Director of Special

Events Ann Wildman,

Marketing Director Leslie

Lord, Director of Development

Catherine Yehle, Program

Director Libby Johnson

and Event Coordinator

Martha Requa.

They added a number

of details that gave participants

things to do while

they waited for the competition

results. There was a

bar with beer, wine, nonalcoholic

beverages and

snacks. They hired Pear

Tree Catering to provide

extra chili and cornbread

so there would be enough

food to make it a meal for

all attendees.

“It’s all you can eat for

$5,” said Lord, who said

they would love to expand

community involvement

for next year’s cook off,

including Lake Forest College


The admission fee also

included a raffle. Catherine

Yehle’s husband Jeff

served as the emcee, who

announced raffle winners

every half hour for tickets

to upcoming Gorton

This trophy was presented

to the winning team of

the inaugural Chili Cook



Dishwasher-safe pottery

by Laura Carney was

for sale at the event. There

was a variety of bowls and

mugs from the artist, who

works out of Stirling Hall

Art Center in Lake Forest.

It gave attendees and participants

the option of buying

reusable bowls for their


“The goal [of this event]

is simply to bring the community

together,” said

Wildman. “It is truly a mission-based


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Police Reports

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SUV stolen, cars broken into in Lake Forest

Staff Report

A sport utility vehicle

was stolen and vehicles

were broken into after both

were left unlocked in Lake


Police stated on Jan. 8,

they received 911 calls

about both incidents.

The SUV, a 2015 BMW

X3, was stolen from the

500 block of Longwood

Drive. Police reported it

had been left in the driveway

with a keyfob inside.

The vehicle break-ins

were reported in the 1300

block of Fiore Drive. It’s

believed that the suspect or

suspects entered two unlocked

vehicles and stole a

purse that contained cash,

a driver’s license, credit

cards and a garage door


Police do not have any

suspects in either incident

and are continuing to investigate.

In other police news:

Jan. 10

• Ricardo Flores, 36, of

Beach Park, was charged

with not having a valid

driver’s license and failure

to yield. Police responded

to an accident at

the intersection of Deerpath

Road and Green Bay

Road between an SUV and

a pickup truck. Police determined

that Flores was

driving the landscaping

pickup and was responsible

for the crash. When police

spoke to Flores, they

determined he did not have

a valid driver’s license. He

was arrested, released on

bond and given a March

court date.

Lake Bluff

Jan. 12

• A person reported their

license plates stolen in the

900 block of Rockland

Road. The victim stated

that they had gone inside

store and when they came

out, their plates were gone.

The cost to replace the

plates was not known.

Jan. 15

• A Lake Bluff resident reported

that someone had

broken into their vehicle,

which was parked on Margate

Court. The car was

unlocked at the time of

the burglary. The suspect

removed personal items

from the vehicle, the value

of which is not known. The

burglary occurred between

Jan. 14 and the morning of

Jan. 15.


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.

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Residents share views on possible downtown development

Stephanie Carlson

Freelance Reporter

Several Lake Bluff residents

addressed the Lake Bluff Village

Board with their concerns about a

potential three-story building development

at the board’s regular

meeting Monday, Jan. 13.

Back in 2016, the Roanoke

Group had plans to build a threestory

condominium on block

three of the village’s central business

district. After much outcry

from the community, the village

board unanimously agreed to

limiting any structure built to no

more than 30 feet, or two stories.

There is now a new group looking

to build a three-story building

on East Scranton Avenue. Residents

are concerned with maintaining

the character and appearance

of the town.

With plans to further discuss

the project and for the board to

apply for a text amendment to

consider the removal of the maximum

height limit standards from

the PMD, several Lake Bluff residents

took to the board to discuss

their concerns.

“I’d hate to lose this two-story

limit. I feel that it is essential to

our character and appearance, especially

compared to some of the

surrounding suburbs,” said Lake

Bluff resident Mickey Collins.

Residents are not only concerned

with the location, but are

afraid that if this project goes

through, it will welcome many

other projects that will change the

look and feel of the town. Lake

Bluff being a mostly two-story

town, many of the residents were

concerned with revisiting this issue.

“I keep wondering to myself

how we got here since the issue

had been litigated previously,”

local resident Kate Briand said.

“Do we honor the decision that

we made three years ago? That

was based on months of debate,

hundreds of people, and 1,000

signatures on a petition. This was

ultimately the will of the people.”

Many brought up their concerns

with turning their backs

on the unanimous decision that

was made three years prior. With

the feeling that nothing has truly

changed how the people of Lake

Bluff view this issue, residents

question why the board is even

willing to re-look at the issue.

“Unanimously, as a voice, 30

feet and two stories, and that was

a bargain with the community,”

resident Mark Stolzenberg said.

“So, I must ask, what’s changed?

Why do we go back to that bargain?”

In addition to the public comments

at the meeting, the village

board received about five letters

from residents in support of the


Trustees discussed their views

after the public comment.

“I’m not saying whether I agree

with the project or not, but I feel

that we should at least be open to

the idea of new projects coming

through the advisory boards and

the boards,” Trustee Joy Markee

said. “ I do agree that we should

look at the text amendment and

follow through on the process.”

Trustee William Meyer agreed,

and also said the Joint Plan Commission

& Zoning Board of Appeals

plays a major role in getting

these projects to the board.

“I have no idea whether I would

support or oppose this new plan,

but support that the PCZBA hear

these issues, hear the people, hear

everybody’s view point on this,

and make the recommendation

that then we will consider consistent

with our processes,” he said.

The board unanimously voted

to apply for the amendment and

to further examine the possible


Trustees also heard a presentation

from the Lake Bluff Police

Department on a new app that

may help with local crime prevention.

Police Sgt. Thomas Vinson

discussed the app, known as

“Neighbors by Ring.” It was

created in a partnership with

Amazon and the Ring doorbell

company to connect local police

departments with residents.

The app would allow officers

to request help from the community,

and for residents to post

videos from their Ring doorbell

system that may help police

solve local crimes.

“It’s a free, easy, investigative

tool,” Vinson said. “It is anonymous,

and does not invade resident’s


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Stolen LF SUV

recovered after

pursuit on Lake

Shore Drive

Staff Report

In a related story to the police

reports above, a police pursuit on

Lake Shore Drive on Jan. 14 involved

the Jan. 8 stolen vehicle

from Lake Forest.

The vehicle was reported stolen

from Lake Forest on Jan. 8.

According to the Lake Forest

Police Department, officers

recovered the vehicle following

a pursuit by the Chicago Police

Department on Lake Shore

Drive that ended with the vehicle


The Lake Forest Police Department

reported the Chicago Police

Department arrested all the vehicle’s

occupants, who were reportedly

found with drugs and guns in

their possession.

Lake Forest Police also reported

that Chicago Police believe

the suspects may be involved

with high-end thefts that have

been reported along Michigan

Avenue downtown.

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Celebrating Dr. King’s

legacy in Chicago

Peter Kaspari, Editor

When people think of

Dr. Martin Luther King

Jr., they likely think of all

of his work with the Civil

Rights Movement of the

1960s, and it’s likely that

the first place that comes

to peoples’ minds when

they think of his work is

the South.

But many people may

not realize that King actually

did quite a bit of work

in Chicago.

That’s what Clarence

Goodman was looking to

educate a Lake Bluff Library

audience about when

he gave his presentation,

“In the Belly of the Beast,”

on Friday, Jan. 17.

Goodman, a Chicago

historian and musician,

told the group gathered in

the library all about the

last 10 years of King’s

life, with a primary focus

on the civil rights leader’s

work in Chicago.

He said it’s a part of

history that’s often overlooked,

especially in regard

to the impact King

had on the city.

“It is one of those things

that is seismic, but it gets

largely ignored because

Dr. King’s life and legacy

went from being one of

the most admired men in

America by 1963, to one

of the most criticized men

in America at the end of

his life,” Goodman said.

Case in point; Goodman

highlighted a period

of King’s life where even

fellow Civil Rights Movement

supporters were

frustrated with what they

perceived as a lack of

progress. They believed

that King’s peaceful approach

was stalling progress,

so some resorted to

violence, which King himself

did not condone.

“A lot of his work in Chicago

is largely unnoticed,”

Goodman said. “Particularly

outside of the African-

American community.”

One bit of information

people may not have

known was that King and

his wife, Coretta Scott

King, actually lived in

Chicago at one point. The

Kings lived in high-rise

apartment which had been

built to house low-income

minorities as a way of

drawing attention to the

poor conditions people

were living in.

King’s major reason

for coming to Chicago,

Goodman said, was to help

draw attention to the Civil

Rights Movement.

“The question he poses;

‘How do we expose

Northern hypocrisy and

end Northern segregation

in the hopes of underscoring

the Southern-oriented

Civil Rights Movement?’”

Goodman said, adding

King believed if it worked

out and was planned just

the right way, it would

complement the Civil

Rights Movement in the


King also took part in a

rally at Soldier Field.

“He comes and he

preaches and he knows

this is not OK,” Goodman

said. “The victory lap is

over. The hard work begins


King spoke to 100,000

people to “fire them up,”

Goodman said, and to keep

the Civil Rights Movement


Not long after that, King

held a press conference at

the Palmer House where

he said there was going to

be a march for civil rights

in Chicago. That march

went from Soldier Field

and continued through

downtown Chicago, stopping

rush-hour traffic on a


“He did this intentionally,”

Goodman said.

Goodman also talked

about King’s icy relationship

with then-Chicago

Mayor Richard J. Daley,

as well as a violent assault

against King in 1966 when

hundreds of white protesters

threw rocks and bottles

at him.

King said after the assault,

“I’ve been in many

demonstrations all across

the South, but I can say

that I have never seen,

even in Mississippi and

Alabama, mobs as hostile

and as hate-filled as I’m

seeing in Chicago.”

Goodman said he talks

about King in Chicago to

help make people more

aware of his impact on not

just the Windy City, but


“What we’re hoping for

is, one, reaffirmation of Dr.

King’s worth with regard

to the instrumental work in

equality, race relations and

so forth, equity, all over the

place,” he said. “And to reinvigorate

white people’s

interest in racial harmony

and so forth, and civil

rights, so it’s not a cause

celebre, which apparently

it has been for people over

the last 50 years.”

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8 | January 23, 2020 | The lake forest leader COMMUNITY


Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 9 days ago

Bears will return to LF for training camp

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The Bears are back in


This fall, the Chicago

Bears will begin holding

their training camp at

Halas Hall in Lake Forest,

the first time they’ve

trained at the facility since


The Bears made the announcement

on Tuesday,

Jan. 14.

Additionally, fans will

have the opportunity to

watch practices for free,

and a limited number of

tickets will be available

to attend the practices, the

team stated. More information

on tickets will be

released in the spring.

“We will host training

camp practices at Halas

Hall in 2020, while

maintaining a public component

to many of the

sessions to incorporate

our loyal and passionate

fans,” Bears president and

CEO Ted Phillips said in

the announcement.

The Bears last held

training camp at Halas

Hall from 1975 to 1983.

From 1984 to 2001,

Bears camp was held at the

University of Wisconsin-

Platteville, and from 2002

until last year, it was held

at Olivet Nazarene University

in Bourbonnais.

Lake Forest Mayor

George Pandaleon said

the Bears’ return to Lake

Forest is great news for

the city.

“It’s great news,” Pandaleon

said. “The Bears

are one of our local treasures

and they’ve been in

Lake Forest for 45 years.”

The partnership between

Lake Forest and the

Bears is a strong one.

“We’ve always had a

great relationship with

them,” he said. “They’re

great community members,

they’re very cooperative

and helpful in everything

we’ve ever done.”

He added that the city

is looking forward to the

influx of new visitors.

“We’re going to welcome

the extra visitors

training camp is going to

bring and the many players

coming in and training

and working out,” he said.

“We hope to get them involved

in all that Lake

Forest has to offer.”

Pandaleon said the

Bears should arrive

around mid- to late-summer,

which, besides Lake

Forest Day, is generally a

“relatively quiet” time in

Lake Forest. He said Halas

Hall’s recent renovation

will bring the Bears

to a state-of-the-art facility.

“It’s a nice investment

in the community,” he

said. “And their most dedicated

fans are going to be

coming to Lake Forest for

several weeks in the summer

time, which I think

it’s a great way to showcase

the town.”

Pandaleon called the

decision to return to Lake

Forest “a great vote of

confidence in Lake Forest

by the Bears, who have

invested in Lake Forest.”

“I’m fond of saying

Lake Forest is a town of

treasures, and the Bears

are one of them,” he

added. “We’re glad that

they’re back.”

Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 2 days ago

Lake Forest Library to go ‘fine free’







FEB. 5

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Northbrook Court - Lower Level,

1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL

For more information, call (708) 326-9170 ext. 16 or

visit 22ndCenturyMedia.com/camp

Submitted Content

The Lake Forest Library

has announced that it will

eliminate overdue fines and

oustanding debt for the majority

of its collection starting

on Feb. 1.

The library’s goals in

eliminating overdue fines

include employing more

effective methods to encourage

the return of items,

re-engaging patrons who

may have stopped using the

library due to outstanding

overdue fines, and using

staff time and resources in

ways that best serve library

patrons and the Lake Forest


Library patrons are encouraged

to return any

overdue items they have.

All existing overdue fine

debt will be waived in favor

of items being returned and

reinstating patron accounts

into good standing with the

Library. The Library Board

and staff want everyone to

be able to use the library

as often as desired, without

patrons excluding themselves

because they are late

returning a borrowed item.

“At Lake Forest Library,

we care first and foremost

that people are coming

through the door or visiting

online and using the

wealth of resources on offer

for all,” Library Director

Catherine A. Lemmer

said. “Everyone wins when

barriers to library usage are

removed. We are delighted

to eliminate overdue fines

and welcome back all patrons

with overdue fine

debt or unreturned items.

We are committed to providing

free, open, and equitable

access to the Library

in order to best fulfill our

mission of inspiring lifelong

learning, promoting

the free and respectful exchange

of ideas, and building


Fine-free items include

all books, movies, audiobooks,

music, magazines,

and video games; Children’s

Exploration Kits,

Launchpads, and Views.

Electronic and digital materials

including eBooks,

eAudiobooks, and streaming

movies and TV shows

return automatically and

have always been fine-free.

LakeForestLeaderDaily.com SCHOOL

the lake forest leader | January 23, 2020 | 9

School News

Belmont University

Teske achieves Dean’s List


Connor Teske, of Lake

Forest, qualified for the

fall 2019 Dean’s List at

Belmont University.

Eligibility is based on

a minimum course load

of 12 hours and a quality

grade point average of 3.5

with no grade below a C.

About 38 percent of

Belmont’s 8,481 students

qualified for the semester’s

Dean’s List.

Bradley University

Roti named to Dean’s List

Dominic Roti, of Lake

Forest, has been named

to the Bradley University

Fall 2019 Dean’s List.

Roti is among 1,900 students

named to the Dean’s


He is majoring in interactive

media animation.

To be eligible for the

Dean’s List, students must

achieve a minimum 3.5

grade point average for the


Bucknell University

Messner, Warren receive

Dean’s List honors

Parker Messner and

Sam Warren, both of

Lake Forest, have been

named to the Bucknell

University Dean’s List

for the fall semester of the

2019-20 academic year.

Messner is a computer

science and engineering

major in the class of 2022.

Warren is a chemistry

major in the class of 2022.

A student must earn a

grade point average of 3.5

or higher on a scale of 4.0

to receive dean’s list recognition.

DePauw University

12 area students named to

Dean’s List

A dozen students from

Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff have been named to

the DePauw University

fall 2019 Dean’s List.

Honorees are Andrew

Athenson, of Lake Forest;

John Brush, of Lake

Forest; Josef Franklin,

of Lake Forest; Shaffer

Franklin, of Lake Forest;

Caroline Grumhaus,

of Lake Forest; Erika

Marchant, of Lake Forest;

Meghan McGrail,

of Lake Bluff; Hannah

Metzger, of Lake Forest;

James O’Keane, of Lake

Bluff; Eric Spehlmann,

of Lake Forest; Marie

Spehlmann, of Lake Forest;

and Erin Wanner, of

Lake Forest.

Marietta College

Two Lake Forest natives

named to Dean’s List

Rachel George and

Sebastian Ziaja, both of

Lake Forest, were among

140 Marietta College students

who were named to

the Fall 2019 Dean’s High

Honors List.

George, a graduate of

Woodlands Academy of

the Sacred Heart, is majoring

in finance and accounting.

Ziaja, a graduate of

Lake Forest High School,

is majoring in petroleum


The Dean’s High Honors

list features any fulltime

student completing at

least 15 credit hours with

a grade point average of

3.75 or better for the semester.

Ripon College

Goeks performs at holiday


Julia Goeks, of Lake

Forest, performed at the

Dec. 8 holiday concert

held in the Field House in

the Willmore Center at Ripon


Goeks, class of 2021e,

is majoring in chemistry

and physics with a minor

in mathematics.

The concert included

performances by Chamber

Singers, Choral Union,

Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra

and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

University of Wisconsin -


Foley, Turelli named to

Dean’s List

Ryan Foley and Peter

Turelli, both of Lake Forest,

have been named to the

University of Wisconsin-

Whitewater Dean’s List

for the fall 2019 semester.

They are among 3,755

students were selected for

the Dean’s List for the fall

semester, according to the

Registrar’s Office.

These students have

demonstrated their academic

abilities by receiving

a grade point average

of 3.4 or above in a single


School News is compiled by

Editor Peter Kaspari. Send

submissions to peter@lakeforestleader.com.

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10 | January 23, 2020 | The lake forest leader NEWS


A Look Into History

A Hilton in St. Mary’s Cemetery


The Haas Family,

Lake Bluff

In 2017, Baby

was found as a

kitten wandering

the streets of

Hoopeston, IL

where she was picked up and brought to the

local animal control facility. From there she was

transferred to Community Animal Rescue Effort in

Skokie (CAREnorthshore.org) where she received

a physical exam, vaccinations and was spayed.

Shortly thereafter she was adopted and joined

our family. We could not be happier! She has so

much personality, is very smart, curious and if it’s

not nailed down, it becomes her toy!

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.

David Forlow

Contributing Columnist

Patrick and Mary

Kelly were married

in Dublin, Ireland.

The couple moved to

Scotland where son William

was born. William

moved to Illinois with

wife Christina and took

a job with International

Harvester. They eventually

bought a home in

Highland Park and attended

Catholic mass in

Lake Forest.

In 1915 daughter

Frances Kelly was born.

Frances was valedictorian

of her high school class

and attended Northwestern

University. During World

War II Frances served with

the American Red Cross

in the South Pacific. She

was one of the first Red

Cross volunteers stationed

in Japan after the end of

the war.

William Kelly passed

away in 1936 at the age

of just 52 and was buried

in St. Mary’s Cemetery in

Lake Forest. At the time of

his death he served as CFO

of International Harvester.

Daughter Frances Kelly

and her widowed mother

Christine moved to Los

Angeles where Frances

found work as manager

of convention sales for

United Airlines. Frances

and her mother were introduced

to the Hilton family

and saw each other at mass

on Sundays.

In 1947 Conrad Hilton

divorced his second wife

Zsa Zsa Gabor and instantly

became one of the

most eligible bachelors in

the United States. Frances

Kelly received a phone

call from Hilton’s butler

explaining that Conrad

could not attend mass

without single women

trying to chat with him.

He asked if Frances might

attend church with Hilton

and this arrangement stood

for many years.

Soon Conrad Hilton and

Frances Kelly had a schedule

of dinner four nights a

week in addition to mass

on Sundays. They split

their time between the Bel-

Air Country Club where

Frances belonged and the

Los Angeles Country Club

where the Hiltons were


After two decades of

friendship, Conrad Hilton

and Frances Kelly had

their first official date. The

change from friends to dating

did not surprise many

family members. Conrad

proposed marriage and

hired an orchestra to play

for just the two of them

during dinner. Conrad and

Frances remained married

until Conrad died in

1979. Frances Kelly Hilton

lived until age 91 and died

in 2006. She was buried

in the family plot at St.

Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

in Lake Forest.

Thursday, Feb. 13, the

History Center of Lake

Forest-Lake Bluff will host

All That Jazz – an evening

with Maggie Brown in the

Hunter Education Hall,

509 E. Deerpath, Lake

William Patrick Kelly

passed away in 1936 at

the age of 52. His daughter,

Frances Kelly, who

is buried in St. Mary’s

Catholic Cemetery, ended

up marrying Conrad Hilton.

Photo Submitted

Forest. For tickets call

(847) 234-5253.

David Forlow has been a

Lake Bluff resident for more

than 20 years. He serves as

the board vice president for

the History Center of Lake

Forest-Lake Bluff. To learn

more about the History Center,

visit www.lflbhistory.org.


Library director on

‘indefinite’ leave after

months of turmoil

The director of the Winnetka-Northfield


District is “out of the office

for an indefinite period of

time,” according to a statement

released by the library

Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Library officials could

not confirm Rebecca

Wolf’s current employment

status, but did say she will

be replaced in her role as


“The Board of Trustees

will be launching a search

for a new director,” the release

says. “They have full

confidence in the staff’s

ability to manage a seamless

transition and to continue

to provide outstanding

service to library patrons.”

In the interim, Emily

Compton-Dzak, assistant

director and head of adult

services, has assumed the

library director role.

During this transition,

she will have “a direct line

of communication with”

and “will report to” Library

Board of Trustees President

Jean-Paul Ruiz-Funes, the

release says.

The announcement arrives

after several months

of heated controversy regarding

staff turnover and a

proposed $400,000 Northfield

Library renovation.

Reporting by Megan Bernard,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent-



Community members

implore officials to

preserve Glenbrook

Evening School

A proposal to terminate

Glenbrook Evening High

School proved to be a hotbutton

item at District 225

Board of Education meeting

Monday, Jan. 13.

Seventeen audience

members made impassioned

and compelling

Please see NFYN, 11

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4. Snow brings out families to Mellody Farm

5. Windy City’s top 14U ranking a result of

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On Jan. 16, Lake Bluff Park District posted,

“SWALCO SHOE DRIVE. Did you know

that every year, across the globe, millions of

pairs of shoes end up in landfills or disposed

of in some way, creating a lot of waste. Do

you have shoes piling up in your closet that

you never wear? Drop them off in the bin on

the first floor of the LB Recreation Center to

be recycled or reused at SWALCO’s Reuse-

A-Shoe Program.”

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On Jan. 15, author Jean Kwok tweeted, “So

grateful for the time, space and wonderful company

of other writers and artists at @Ragdale.

Already, I’ve had a breakthrough with my new

novel - pieces that I’d been struggling with

have fallen into place. #amwriting #writingcommunity


Follow The Lake Forest Leader: @TheLFLeader

From the Editor

Love is in the air at The Leader

Peter Kaspari


Call me a hopeless

romantic, but I

love a good love


There’s just something

sweet and heartwarming

about two strangers having

that fateful encounter,

realizing they both care

about each other as more

than friends, and falling in

love, spending the rest of

their lives together.

I’ve been to at least 13

weddings of my friends

since 2013, and every

time, I leave happy, knowing

that my friends have

found their soulmates.

But one aspect of

romance I love the most?

Hearing how the couple


There are so many ways

people meet anymore.


From Page 10

pleas to preserve the Evening


“I’m a 1983 graduate

of Glenbrook Evening

School,” Kris Habermehl,

a WBBM Radio reporter

and a lieutenant and training

instructor at Kirkland

Community Fire District,

said. “They believed in me.

It’s a very emotional topic

for me.

“We’ve got studies and

analyses — everything but

People meet online or on

dating apps. They meet

while going out for a night

on the town. I’ve even

heard of people meeting

after they get a flat tire

and falling for the stranger

who helped them out of

that bad situation.

I may be biased, but

I personally love hearing

the story of how my

parents met.

It was November 1985

at the Catholic Alumni

Club’s annual dance. My

dad had gone with one

of his buddies, while my

mom went with her sister,

whose coworker had extra

tickets to the dance.

At some point in the

evening, my dad saw my

mom. He approached her

and the two began talking.

He asked if she would like

to dance and she thanked

him for the offer, but said

she was tired from a long

day of work.

So instead of dancing,

the two of them sat

down and started talking.

For about two hours, my

parents got to know each

other, learned more about

who each other was, and by

the end of the night, they’d

the human factor. We live

in a rarified atmosphere

that includes social media

that can destroy these kids.

These kids are their own

support system. You get

esteem from being in the

same support system.”

Rosanne Williamson,

assistant superintendent

for student services, spoke

of the rationale behind the

proposed elimination of

the evening program, while

also stating the district is

away “it’s a super-critical


exchanged numbers.

The rest, as they say, is


We at The Leader want

to hear the story of how

you met. Was it at a party?

Did a friend set the two of

you up? Were you literally

strangers on the train

who happened to sit next

to each other? Are you

high-school sweethearts

who have been together

since the two of you were


Whatever your story

may be, we welcome all

entires in the How We

Met Contest. The rules are

simple: Just write up your

love story of how you

met your valentine in 400

words or less and email it

to me at peter@lakeforestleader.com.

Also be

sure to send a photo of the

both of you together, and

attach your names along

with a phone number and

email address.

We’ll also accept entries

via U.S. mail to The Lake

Forest Leader, 60 Revere

Drive, Suite 888, Northbrook

IL, 60062. The only

restriction is that you must

live in Lake Forest and

Lake Bluff.

“In the last 10 years,

the district has added a lot

more support for students.

We’ve added so many programs

(at Glenbrook South

and Glenbrook North to

support students). What

we’re looking at is a blended

experience model with

an online option for some

courses. We have resource

centers available.

Reporting by Neil Milbert,

Freelance Reporter. Full story

at NorthbrookTowerDaily.


The deadlines for

submissions this year is

Friday, Feb. 7, giving all

you romantics four full

weeks to craft your story

and send it to us.

We look forward to

reading all the stories we


go figure

An intriguing number from this week’s edition


The number of Lake Forest

and Lake Bluff natives who

made the Dean’s List for the

Fall 2019 semester at their

colleges and universities. For

the full list, see Page 9.

The Lake Forest


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the opinions of the author.

Pieces from 22nd Century

Media are the thoughts of

the company as a whole.

The Lake Forest Leader

encourages readers to write

letters to Sound Off. All

letters must be signed, and

names and hometowns will be

published. We also ask that

writers include their address

and phone number for

verification, not publication.

Letters should be limited to

400 words. The Lake Forest

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edit letters. Letters become

property of The Lake Forest

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Lake Forest Leader. Letters

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On the stage

LFA performs ‘Macbeth’ for

festival, Page 20

Friendly food and fare The

Greenwood Restaurant celebrates 60 years in

business, Page 22

Girls get to be a Princess for a Day in Lake Forest, Page 19

Scarlett Carter (left) and Clementine Clunn decorate bags and jewelry while dressed up as their favorite princesses during the Princess for a Day Workshop Saturday,

Jan. 18. Alex Newman/22nd Century Media

14 | January 23, 2020 | The lake forest leader puzzles


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


1. Decked

4. Elizabeth II’s


10. Sgts. and cpls.

14. Texter’s qualifier

15. Pillaging during

a war

16. Jack’s opponent

17. Chemical ending

18. Providing more


20. Computer attackers

22. Recently produced

for the first


23. Capone foe

24. Fertile area in a

barren land

29. Railroad switch

31. NSCDS “lifer”

from Winnetka,

Maya ____

34. Kind of accounting

35. Starchy edible


36. Soufflés do it

37. Giga___

38. Speck in the ocean

39. K-6: Abbr.

40. Not much

41. Popular hand


42. Carrie Underwood,

for one

43. NCSDS “lifer”

from Wilmette,

Livvy ___

45. Landing place

46. “Vive ___!”

47. Navy commando

48. Some lawyers

51. Bars

55. Second-nature

60. Drone, e.g.

61. Salad veggie

62. Chiang Kaishek’s


63. “This ___ recording”

64. Celtic singer

65. Advertisement

within a newspaper

66. Lines on a city

map: Abbr.


1. Capital on the


2. Discontinued

Dodge model

3. Hard worker

4. Show

5. Most healthy

6. “No bid” in bridge

7. Women’s __

8. Participating

9. Father

10. In no way

11. Special effects:


12. Palmas de ___

(journalist award)

13. D.C. V.I.P.

19. In trouble, in the


21. Not familiar with

25. Terrier type

26. Jack-tar

27. Thing referred to

28. Son of Noah

29. Grass cutting


30. Empty words

31. Flow controller

32. Calculus calculation

33. Auction segment

35. Russian autocrat

37. Wail

38. Int’l workers’ grp.

42. “Eureka!”

44. Longish dress

45. Silas Marner e.g.

47. Michael of


49. Opposing

50. Input, with a


52. Aaron’s 2,297

53. Birth place

54. Jellyfish habitats

55. Diamonds, slangily

56. Whoopi Goldberg

plays one in “Sister


57. Shade of blue

58. The Mad Hatter’s


59. “___ the season



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(454 Sheridan Road)

■2-5 ■ p.m. every Sunday:

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(1150 Willow Road,

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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

LakeForestLeaderDaily.com the lake forest leader | January 23, 2020 | 15

Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 1 day ago

Area girls get to be a Princess for a Day

Stephanie Carlson

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Forest Parks

and Recreation Department

hosted a “Princess for

A Day” event on Saturday,

Jan. 18, which allowed for

children, ages 3 to 7, to

enjoy a fun-filled princess

party dressed as their own

favorite princesses.

All the children attending

were able to take part

in fun crafts, princessthemed

games, a tea party,

and even a princessthemed


The girls came dressed

as their favorite princesses

and went by their very

own princess names. Elsa

and Cinderella seemed to

be the top two costume

choices of the party.

“My favorite princess

is princess Jasmine,” fiveyear-old

Princess Lillian

said. “I got to see the movie

at the movie theater and

there was a real tiger and

real people in it.”

One of the crafts included


where some of the children

made necklaces for

themselves while some

made ones to take home to

their loved ones. Included

in the craft making, they

decorated their own goodie

bags to hold their own

uniquely decorated jewelry


As a fun treat, the girls

decorated their own cupcakes.

They were able to

decorate a cupcake to eat

during their tea party and

a cupcake that they were

able to take home, although

many of the edible

decorations did not quite

make it onto the cupcakes,

but went directly into their

Wren Marks had the chance to make a necklace at the

Princess for a Day Workshop.

The Princess for a Day Workshop featured children

dressed as their favorite princesses taking part in different



Those with allergies

were offered a special

cookie treat alternative.

While decorating cupcakes,

four-year-old Princess

Clementine said, “Being

a true princess is being

nice to other people.”

Milani Napoleon decorates her cupcakes during the Princess for a Day Workshop on

Saturday, Jan. 18. The workshop was put on by Lake Forest Parks and Recreation.

Photos by Alex Newman/22nd Century Media

Sisters Lucia (left) and Sofia Demasi had the chance to decorate bags and jewelry

boxes while dressed up as their favorite princesses.

When asked if her parents

taught her that, she replied,

“Nope, I just figured

it out.”

Afterwards the girls

had their very own balloon

dance party. They

sang along to songs from

“Frozen,” “The Little Mermaid,”

and “Moana” along

with many other Disney

favorites. The afternoon

finished off with coloring

and fun make believe.

“They come from all of

the different schools in the

district and not just from

here at Everett Elementary,”

after school program

instructor Chris Faudel

said. “It is really nice to

have them all together

since they will most likely

end up at the same high

schools together.”

The event was a great

opportunity for girls from

all over the district to get

together and make new

friends. Some even even

enjoyed the day celebrating

with their best friends.

When asked what her favorite

part of the day was,

Princess Scarlet said “Ella.

She’s my best friend.”

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You’ve Shown Your True Colors

Thanks to all who have made a lasting gift to our community through the Legacy Campaign

Join us!

Charlotte F. and Mark T. Ahern | Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Allin | Anonymous | Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Armour | Mrs. T. Stanton Armour | Germaine and Eric Arnson

Mr. and Mrs. Steven H. Baer | Margaret J. and Steven D. Barnhart | Anne and Stephen M. Bartram | Mr. and Mrs. Michael Basedow

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Benjamin | Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Bensinger | Mr. Stephen P. Bent | Peggy and Hal Bernthal | Mrs. Joan Boughton and Mr. R. Henry Kleeman

Calvine and Charles C. Bowen | Mary and Chip Brennan | Mr. Jackson D. Brown | The Buchanan Family Foundation | Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Buschmann

Mr. and Mrs. M. David Cain | Mr. and Mrs. Chris Carolin | Court and Kristin Carruthers | Marion Cartwright | Susan and Ed Chandler | Jerome J. Claeys III

Paula Clair and Christopher P. Gould | Nancy D. and Peter L. Clemens | Mr. and Mrs. R. Craig Collister | Francesca and Liam Connell | Eleanor Cook

George and Alexandra Covington | Winnie and Bob Crawford | Elizabeth and Timothy Cummins | Mr. and Mrs. John A. Daniels | Sylvia and Toby Davis

Robert and Paulette De Napoli | James Dean and James DeWald | Mr. and Mrs. James L. Dean Jr. | Susan M. Franzetti and Guy DeBoo | Catherine H. Denckla

The Jeff DePree Family | Sandy and Roger Deromedi | The Dick Family Foundation | Sue Dixon | Mr. and Mrs. David Donovan | Sally B. Downey

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Duckworth | Valerie Egem | Ms. Josephine F. Elting | Jamee J. and Marshall Field | Mr. and Mrs. James E. Fluri | Ella and Jon Flusser

Katie and Matthew Frekko | Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gaspar | Mr. and Mrs. Otto K. Georgi Jr. | Abby and Lloyd Gerry | Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Goltra

Shawn and Thomas K. Gore | Gorter Family Foundation | Julie M. and Henry M. Greene | Mr.† and Mrs. John K. Greene | Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Gunderson

The Harris Family | The Hart/Lansing Family | Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hodges Jr. | Mary N. and Mark R. Hoffman | Elaine B. Hughes | Bill and Lori Hunter

Jamee and Michael Kane | Margaret and Jonathan C. Kelley | Mr. and Mrs. Anthony K. Kesman | Mrs. Richard Kleeman | Mark and Sue Kowlzan | Lake Forest Bank & Trust

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Lillard | Mr. and Mrs. Luke Lincoln | Mr. David O. MacKenzie† | The Knauz and Madden Family in Memory of Karl Knauz | Frank and Sherri Mariani

Kennan Marsh | Mr. and Mrs. M. Marsh | Mr. and Mrs. Martin B. Masterson | Mr. and Mrs. Edmund McGlynn | Cathy and Joe McGowan | Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McIntosh

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Diana G. Quinn | Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Reid | The Reid-Anderson Family Fund | Robin S. and Timm R. Reynolds

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Scotty Searle | Sally B. Searle | Susan and John W. Sentell | Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Sheffield III | Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Simpson

Kiki and William P. Smith | Ellen and Jim Stirling | Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Stoll | Robin and Sandy Stuart | The Sullivan Family

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart G. Swift | Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Szerlong | Romayne and T. Sands Thompson | Dr. and Mrs. Charles Thorsen

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Trees | Sophie and Jonathan Twichell | Debby and Rev. Ron Valentine | Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Wacker III

Susan and Charles Wagener | Wendy and H. Thomas Watkins | Mr. and Mrs. David Waud | Kim and Craig Werner

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North Shore

Camp Expo


Feb. 22

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Northbrook Court


• Art Camps

• Day Camps

• Educational Camps

• Overnight Camps

• Sports Camps AND MORE TO COME!


Come check out a variety of day camps,

overnight camps and local businesses!


Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church (680 West Deerpath,

Lake Forest)

Mid-week Bible Study

Join us for mid-week

Bible Study each Wednesday

from 10-11 a.m. in the

Adult Forum Room. The

Lord’s Supper is offered after

each class.

First Presbyterian Church (700 Sheridan

Road, Lake Forest)

Worship & Workshops on


Jan. 25, History Center

of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff.

Dr. Allen Hilton, founder

of House United, will lead

a workshop to help us build

community across our differences.

Jan. 26, First

Presbyterian Church of

Lake Forest. Dr. Hilton will

preach at 9 a.m. and lead

a “Courageous Conversation”

at 10:15 a.m. More

information can be found

at Details: firstchurchlf.org/


Grace United Methodist Church (244 East

Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Adult Formation

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at

Inovasi, 28 E. Center Ave.,

Lake Bluff.

Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest)

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the

Church of St. Mary offers

Eucharistic Adoration following

the 8 a.m. Mass. A

rosary will be prayed each

week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at 7


Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

The Bridge Young Adults


7-9 p.m., every Wednesday.

All young adults are

welcome to join. For more

information, contact TheBridgeCCLF@gmail.com.

The Church of the Holy Spirit (400 E.

Westminster Ave., Lake Forest)


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.

Christian Science Society (Gorton Center, 400

E. Illinois Road., Lake Forest)

Bible Blast

5-6 p.m. Sunday evenings.

Bible Blast is a family

program for children

4 years old through fifth

grade. Guide your child’s

spiritual growth and biblical

literacy to a new level

through Bible Blast. There

is a one-time registration

fee of $45. Free childcare

is provided for 3 years old

and younger.

Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page

to peter@lakeforestleader.

com. The deadline is noon on

Thursday. Questions? Call

(847) 272-4565 ext. 21.

Makins joining Church of the Holy Spirit

Submitted Content

The Rev. Claire Templin

Makins is joining the staff

of The Church of the Holy

Spirit as associate rector.

She will move to Lake

Forest in mid-February

with her husband, Daniel,

and their sons, 11-year-old

Cal and 9-year-old James.

Though she will be a

newcomer to CHS and to

the Midwest, Rev. Makins

is no stranger to Lake Forest.

She knows CHS Rector

Luke Back quite well,

having worked as curate

at Church of the Heavenly

Rest in Abilene, Texas,

when Rev. Back was rector

there. And she has family

in Lake Forest; her uncle

David Templin (a 30-plus

year resident of the city)

and aunt Katherine Templin.

“Hiring Claire to be curate

at Heavenly Rest was

one of the best decisions I

made, and I am so pleased

to have the opportunity to

hire her again at CHS,”

said Rev. Back. “The Makins

will be a major blessing

to Holy Spirit and the

entire community. I am

overjoyed to be working

with Claire again.”

The feeling is mutual.

“I am really looking forward

to being a partner in

ministry with him again,”

she said.

Rev. Makins was born

and raised in San Antonio,

Texas. She earned a BA in

Spanish (which she speaks

fluently) in 2001 from the

University of the South,

and a Master of Divinity

at School of Theology-Sewanee

in 2017.

Rev. Makins grew up in

the Episcopal church and

is the granddaughter of an

Episcopal priest. She felt

called to ministry from an

early age but opted not to

enter divinity school until

she had worked in other

fields first. Between her

academic studies she was

a staff administrator for

a university investment

firm, a Spanish teacher at

an elementary school, and

a humanities teacher at the

high school level.

“The thing about a call is

that it persists, it comes to

you through other people,

in dreams, in prayer, and

that is how it was for me

for many years,” she said.

“My husband was one of

my greatest sources of encouragement

in this.”

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Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 2 days ago

LFA students perform ‘Macbeth’ at state theatre festival

Peter Kaspari, Editor

Theatre students at

Lake Forest Academy had

the chance to show their

skills at the statewide level

when they took part in the

45th annual Illinois High

School Theatre Festival,

where they performed


Held from Jan. 9-11 at

Illinois State University,

the performance was a

new experience for both

the students and Lake Forest

Academy’s Director of

Theatre Matt Boresi.

“This is the beginning

of my third year at Lake

Forest Academy, and we

hadn’t done any classical

or Shakespeare’s work yet,

so I thought this might be

time to tackle it,” Boresi


But because the school

has a limited amount of actors,

Boresi said he and the

students had to get creative

with how they presented

the performance.

“So we went with a gender-blind

and race-blind

production,” he said. “And

we have a very diverse

population, so we decided

to cast whoever was best

in each role as that role.”

This led to both Macbeth

and Lady Macbeth

being played by female


“We left all the pronouns

in the show as-is, but we

let people play the parts

and let the chips fall where

they may,” Boresi said.

Additionally, he said the

play had to be cut down,

since there wasn’t much

time between rehearsals

and show time.

“We cut it down to a

90-minute, no intermission

production, and I

think that was the right

way to go, because often

Students at Lake Forest Academy rehearse “Macbeth.”

with high school Shakespeare,

you’re sitting there

all night just watching

people barely get through

the words,” Boresi said.

“There’s so much work

to do to interpret Shakespeare’s


By cutting down on the

amount of memorization

students needed to do, it

allowed them more time

to focus on what they were

reading and have a better

understanding of the text.

Boresi said it also made

sure students weren’t struggling

in their other classes

by putting all their effort

into memorizing the play.

“It made for a quicker

show and a better learning

experience for them,” he


The show was originally

performed at Lake Forest

Academy in October, and

it was subsequently approved

to be performed at

Illinois State.

Jason Koenig, the

show’s production manager/technical

designer, added

that additional changes

were made to make the

show more “modern.”

He said it can look

“hokey” having teenagers

running around in suits of

armor and swords, so it

was decided to “bring it

to a more modern feel, a

paramilitary sort of feel.

You’re not sure when and

where we are.”

No specific uniform

style was used, and students

did not use accents

in their performance.

“Design-wise, I think

Boresi and I work really

well together to come up

with the concept and continue

refining,” Koenig


But performing at the

festival did come with

some challenges.

Koenig said each performance

is given a specific

amount of time to set up

the show and a specific

amount of time to strike it,

or take down the set. Initially,

he and the students

were under the impression

that they had three hours to

set up.

“We found out we

had two hours instead of

three,” he said, which ended

up rushing their time to

get set up.

Still, the experience was

worth it, he believes.

“It was a great experience

for us and for the

kids,” he said. “And ultimately,

I think it was a

great show. I just wish we

Student actors at Lake Forest Academy put on a performance of “Macbeth” at the

45th annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival Jan. 9-11 at Illinois State University.

Photos Submitted

The Lake Forest Academy production of “Macbeth” featured modern-day clothing

and women portraying both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, but the dialogue was kept


had that extra hour.”

Koenig praised the theatre

students as well.

“We have some great

kids,” he said. “We have

really creative and really

capable kids.”

Boresi agreed, and said

he’s noticed the students

at Lake Forest Academy

seem to have a renewed interest

in theatre now.

“I think the entirety of

the experience, doing a

very difficult but highquality

show and being

recognized for it and going

to the festival, I feel, has

been transformative for

our theatre department,”

he said. “Everybody wants

to do it at a higher level,

and I think it’s going to

raise the bar for our program

going forward.”

He added the students

took a lot from “Macbeth.”

“They teach me something

new about the piece

every day.”

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22 | January 23, 2020 | The lake forest leader DINING OUT


Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 1 day ago

The Greenwood Restaurant offers breakfast, values friendly atmosphere

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

When one door closes,

another one opens, and

Mike Lemperis knows that

better than anyone.

The owner of The

Greenwood Restaurant in

Glenview, Lemperis originally

had a job in computers

until he was laid off in

the early 1990s. He got

back on his feet by working

at his father-in-law’s

restaurant, Pete’s Grill, in

Forest Park.

Lemperis started to grow

fond of the restaurant business,

and because he lived

in Niles, he decided to find

a place closer to home for

himself. He became owner

of the Greenwood in 2003

and hasn’t looked back.

“I cannot work behind

an office,” Lemperis said.

“I tried that, it was me

and the computer and no

other interaction. Once I

got into my father-in-law’s

business, actually I started

liking it. People sit at the

counter, they talk to you,

and really the cooking is

no big deal, because everything

goes through the


This year The Greenwood

Restaurant is celebrating

its 60th anniversary,

as the diner has become

a favorite in the Glenview

community. Greenwood

mostly serves breakfast

fresh off the grill, and

the food and atmosphere

draws in customers of all


Lemperis, who still does

most of the cooking, wanted

the restaurant to become

a reliable fixture in

Glenview. He wants people

to know what they’re

going to get and to feel at

home in The Greenwood.

“I wanted to create an

atmosphere that is homey,”

Lemperis explains. “I

know you, he knows me,

people come in. And most

of them, they know each


When customers walk

into the Greenwood, they

see the wall opposite the

kitchen that’s covered

in old photographs. It’s

the restaurant’s “Wall of

Fame,” where customers

can see photos of themselves

enjoying breakfast.

The previous owner

of the Greenwood left

the walls bare, and Lemperis

looked for a way to

fix that. The Glenbrook

South High School sports

teams helped him with

that problem.

“So here I am looking

for a cheap $5 picture to

put there,” Lemperis said.

“The football team came

in, they were already

dressed up, they were going

to practice. So I started

putting up the football

team, the girls volleyball

team, and guess what?

Normal people say ‘Hey,

what do you think you’re

doing? I’ve been coming

here 20 years, I want my

picture on the wall.’”

Though breakfast is the

main meal at Greenwood,

Lemperis also cooks up

sandwiches and burgers.

He also shakes things up

now and then with special

plates like homemade

meatloaf, roast pork and

chop suey on Wednesdays.

Lemperis believes local

residents, more than

anything, want a restaurant

filled with genuine

people. Lemperis always

goes out of his way to chat

with the customers, and as

a result, his loyal customers

will offer to help with

errands, like trips to the

post office.

The Denver omelette ($6.95) comes with hash browns

and toast, and is made with three eggs. Photos by Peter

Kaspari/22nd Century Media

“You don’t find this

stuff anymore,” Lemperis

said. “These diners are

no longer out there. What

people really want, they

want good service.”

Back when he got laid

off, Lemperis says his

wife, mother-in-law and

other family members

were against him buying

The Greenwood. Now his

wife works on weekends,

and his mother-in-law

worked as well before she


The leap of faith from

computers to running a

restaurant paid off, for

both Lemperis and the local


“If you have a gut feeling,

you go for it,” Lemperis

said. “Don’t listen

to anybody, just try it. No

guts, no glory.”

A group of 22nd Century

Media editors recently

visited The Greenwood

Restaurant to sample

some of the diner’s food.

First Lemperis brought

out the Denver omelette

($6.95), which was filled

with ham, green peppers

the greenwood


910-A Greenwood

Road, Glenview

(847) 998-0908

6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-


7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

The turkey club ($7.95) features sliced turkey, bacon,

lettuce and tomato.

The chop steak and eggs ($8) comes with hash browns,

toast and jelly.

The egg and cheese sandwich ($3.75) comes with a side

of pickles and french fries and is served on wheat bread.

and onions. The three-egg

plate came with a side of

hash browns and is one

of the restaurant’s more

popular breakfast options.

Next we sampled the

turkey club ($7.95) consisting

of sliced turkey,

bacon, lettuce and tomato

with fries on the side.

All sandwiches are traditionally

served on white

bread, though Lemperis

is happy to substitute the

bread upon request.

The chop steak and eggs

($8) will have customers

filled until the end of the

day. The plate comes with

hash browns, toast and

jelly. Customers can also

get the skirt steak and eggs

($9.95) if they prefer.

For those looking for a

quick bite, the egg breakfast

sandwich ($3.75) is

a great option. Cheese

is available for an extra


Lastly, the cheeseburger

($6.50) is a quarterpound

of beef served with

cheese, lettuce, tomato,

pickles and french fries.

The cheeseburger counts

as one of Greenwood’s

deluxe sandwiches.

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26 | January 23, 2020 | The lake forest leader SPORTS


Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Will Kasten

Kasten is a senior tennis

player at Lake Forest


How did you get

started playing


My main sport growing

up was hockey. My mom

played tennis in college, so

she kept me in it my whole

life, taught me and had me

play every couple of weeks

to stay in the game. After

my freshman year of high

school, I had some pretty

bad injuries in hockey and

felt like hockey wasn’t the

best route for me. I decided

to focus completely

on tennis, I started doing

pretty well right away.

What is your favorite

part of tennis?

I really like the individual

aspect of it. I definitely

miss the team culture, but

it’s nice to have only one

person to rely on. It’s nice

to be able to control all the

points, it’s all up to you.

What’s the most

challenging part of


The mental side of it is

definitely hard. It’s something

I had to get use to

when I switched to tennis,

and that’s still something

I’m working on now.

What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

ever gotten?

Just give it your all every

time you step on the

court. If you’re reaching

for every ball and letting it

all out on the court, that’s

all you can really ask for.

Do you have any

pre-game rituals or


I just have my stretching

before the matches. I use

to have quite a bit in hockey,

and when I switched to

tennis I actually got rid of

most of them.

If you could play any

other sport, what

would it be?

Lacrosse. That probably

has to do with the hockey

culture, but I’ve played

pretty much every sport

you can think of growing

up. I really enjoyed lacrosse

as well, that’s definitely

another sport that

has my heart.

What’s your favorite

place to eat?

Chik-fil-A, it’s a nice

and easy meal.

photo submitted

Who is your favorite


Alexander Zverev. He’s

a top 10 tennis player, I

feel like I model my game

after him a little bit, I really

like his personality off

the court as well.

If you won the lottery,

what’s the first thing

you would buy?

Might have to install a

tennis court in my backyard,

build my own court

and I won’t have any excuses

to not train.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

I’d like to travel to Europe

and do a European

tour. That’s one of the

things that I actually want

to do for tennis in the future,

just travel around Europe

and play pro events.

Interview by Sports Editor

Nick Frazier

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap hoops, talk

wrestling and hockey

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 on with

North Shore sports. They

start off by recapping boys

and girls basketball, hear

from Lake Forest girls

basketball coach Kyle Wilhelm,

play Way/No Way

with wrestling and finish

off by talking the latest in

boys and girls hockey.

This Week In...




■Jan. ■ 24 - Lake County

invitational, 5 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 25 - Lake County

invitational, 9 a.m.


■Jan. ■ 24 - NSC

Championship, 6:30 p.m.


■Jan. ■ 24 - at Stevenson, 7


■Jan. ■ 25 - at New Trier, 2


■Jan. ■ 28 - hosts Mundelein,

7 p.m.


■Jan. ■ 24 - hosts Libertyville,

7 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 25 - vs. Lindblom (at

Orr), 11:30 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 - hosts Stevenson,

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First Quarter

The guys start off the

episode by recapping all of

the hoops action.

Second Quarter

Lake Forest girls basketball

coach Wilhelm joins

the show after the team’s

game against Hersey.

7 p.m.


■Jan. ■ 27 - hosts Carmel,

5:30 p.m.


■Jan. ■ 24 - hosts St. Viator,

6:15 p.m.


■Jan. ■ 26 - hosts Evanston,

7:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 27 - hosts Glenbrook,

6:15 p.m.




■Jan. ■ 23 - hosts Round

Lake, 6 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 25 - at Lane Tech,

12:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 - hosts Latin, 6



■Jan. ■ 24 - hosts Kiski, 5:45

Third Quarter

Mike and Nick face off

in Way/No Way as the two

debate over wrestling.

Fourth Quarter

To finish off, the guys

talk hockey as we get closer

and closer to the postseason.


■Jan. ■ 25 - hosts St.

Michaels, 3:45 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 26 - hosts Don

Bosco, 9:45 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 28 - hosts Highland

Park, 6 p.m.


■Jan. ■ 25 - at Highland Park,

11 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 - hosts King, 4:30



■Jan. ■ 28 - hosts Beacon

Academy, 4:30 p.m.


■Jan. ■ 29 - hosts Evanson,

6:30 p.m.




■Jan. ■ 28 - at Regina

Dominican, 7 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 - at Francis W.

Parker, 6 p.m.

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Girls Basketball

Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 8 dayS ago

Pulaski twins lead Woodlands to ISL victory

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

Woodlands Academy

senior Annie Pulaski

strives to do what every

good point guard does for

her basketball team.

“It’s a team effort and

I’m just the one making

eye contact, making sure

everyone is composed,

and calling the play,” Pulaski


Pulaski does more than

that. Now nearing 700

points scored in a fouryear

varsity career, she

leads the Wildcats in scoring

this season at roughly

11 points per game.

“She scored seventeen

against Ridgewood,

twenty against Guerin

Prep, thirteen against Regina

Dominican, and she

makes us go,” Woodlands

coach Mark Wax said.

Pulaski hit her scoring

average in Woodlands’

31-23 win over visiting

North Shore Country Day,

leading all scorers with 11

points in an Independent

School League game in

Lake Forest on Tuesday,

Jan. 14.

Sister Ava Pulaski

scored seven and Liz

Coughlin scored six in

the win for the Wildcats

(11-5, 3-0 ISL), while

Edith Edwards-Mizel led

short-handed North Shore

Country Day (10-4, 2-2)

with eight points.

Woodlands led 7-2 after

a quarter and 18-10

at halftime. North Shore

never got within six points

of the lead in the second

half. The Raiders also got

six points from Jane Scullion

in the loss for the

Raiders, who played without

their top three scorers

due to injury and illness,

in Caroline Segal, Natalie

Duquette, and Ally


Scrappy point guard

Edwards-Mizel did what

she could in attacking the

basket, but scoring was

difficult to come by for

the Raiders. Still, the effort

was there for North

Shore Country Day.

“Before the game, all

I asked is that we put it

all out there,” Edwards-

Mizel said. “We’re don’t

have a full team but we

can still control how hard

we work, and I’m proud

of each person for how

much effort they gave on

both sides of the court.”

The win kept Woodlands

at pace with Latin

for the conference lead,

and in the process settled

a score from last season.

“Our goal this year is to

beat North Shore Country

Day and to win a regional,”

Wax said. “We lost

to North Shore in the regional

last year and we’re

in the same sub-sectional

this year, so we’ll see.”

Pulaski and the Wildcats

knew early on this

year that a winning season

could be in the works.

“We won all four games

at the Ridgewood tournament

to start the year and

we were really hyped up,

and went into the regular

season with confidence,”

Pulaski said. “I like how

the starting five are all

seniors. We’re all in the

same class and we’ve

built a bond.”

Wax would have liked

to see more open shots fall

for his girls against North

Shore but he wasn’t complaining


“Did we play well tonight?

No, not really,” he

said. “But a win’s a win,

and wins are hard to come

Woodlands senior Annie Pulaski brings the ball upcourt in the Wildcats’ 31-23 win over North Shore Country Day

on Jan. 14 in Lake Forest. Photos by Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

by in our conference.”

Woodlands also played

without a key starter in

Shelby Smith, but applauded

the day’s work

put forth by Liz Coughlin

and Zoe Nworache.

Coughlin gave up a few

inches in height to North

Shore center Ava Bogan

but didn’t flinch.

“(Coughlin) plays a

great defensive game and

she had a lot to handle with

their big girl,” Wax said.

“Her defense, boards, and

outlet passes for our break

are important for us, and I

thought (Nworache) filled

in and did a nice job. She

also played a really good

defensive game tonight.”

RIGHT: Liz Coughlin

looks to pass.

28 | January 23, 2020 | The lake forest leader SPORTS


Sports Briefs

Douglass named

McDonald’s All-American


Lake Forest senior

guard Halle Douglass

was named a McDonald’s

All-American nominee on

Tuesday, Jan. 14.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison


has led the Scouts to a

17-3 record this season.

Douglass has averaged


over 20 points, 8 rebounds

and 5 assists per game.

The 6-foot-1 guard holds

the school record for

points, steals and assists.

Most recently, Douglass

totaled 30 points, 11 rebounds,

4 assists, 4 steals

and 3 blocks in a 54-39

win over Warren on Jan.


Over 900 high school

basketball players have





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been named McDonald’s

All-American nominees.

The game is scheduled for

April 1 in Houston. The

final rosters for the top 24

girls will be revealed on

Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. on ESPN.

Rees promoted to

offensive coordinator at

Notre Dame

Former Lake Forest

High School football star




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school teams. Sports

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Tom Rees has been named

the new offensive coordinator

at the University

of Notre Dame. Fighting

Irish head coach Brian

Kelly made the announcement

on Jan. 14.

“After an extensive national

search, I’m proud

to name Tom Rees our

next offensive coordinator,”

Kelly said in a press

release. “Tom’s ability to

connect with our players

and staff and accepting

and embracing the incredible

opportunity in being

the offensive coordinator

at Notre Dame made him

the right choice. While

Tom’s leadership ability

and knowledge of the

game was evident, it was

his humble approach to

his own development and

desire to continue to grow

and learn that were also

key factors that set him

apart in a talented pool of


As Notre Dame’s quarterbacks

coach the past

three seasons, Rees has

coached signal callers

who set several program

records, including season

completion percentage and

single-game rsuhing yards.

In 2019, Fighting Irish

quarterback Ian Book was

one of two quarterbacks to

total at least 500 rushing

yards, 3,000 passing yards

and 30 touchdowns. Most

importantly, the Irish’s

33 wins with Rees on the

coaching staff are the most

in program history in a

three-year span.

Before Notre Dame,

Rees was an offensive assistant

for the San Diego

Chargers in 2016. As an

athlete, the Lake Bluff native

went 23-8 as a starting

quarterback for the Irish.

He threw for 7,670 yards

and 61 touchdowns from


Rees was a three-year

varisty starter under Chuck

Spagnoli at Lake Forest

High School.

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports




Lake Forest 54, Warren 39

Halle Douglass put up

30 points and 11 rebounds

in a deciding win over the

Blue Devils on Jan. 13.

Finola Summerville added

12 points and eight rebounds.

Libertyville 42, Lake

Forest 39

A buzzer-beater 3-pointer

led to an upset loss to the

Scouts’ NSC rival. Douglass

totaled 18 points, five

rebounds and four assists.

Bella Ranallo added eight



Lake Forest 46, Lakes 37

Jack Malloy’s 17 points

led the Scouts to their

third-straight win on Jan.

14. Asa Thomas added 16

points and seven boards.

Zion-Benton 68, Lake

Forest 45

The Scouts fell short

against the Zee-Bees on

Friday, Jan. 17. Asa Thomas

had 20 points after three



Lake Forest 4, Latin 1

Kennedy Stein scored

twice in the co-op team’s

win on Jan. 13.


Vernon Hills Quad

The Scouts defeated

Vernon Hills, Grayslake

Central and Woodstock

to move to 18-3 in dual

meets on Jan. 15. The wins

meant Lake Forest totaled

its second-best season in

program history.

Lake Forest 64, Waukegan


The Scouts cruised to

victory on Thursday, Jan.


Reed-Custer Invitational

The Scouts finished first

out of 36 teams in the twoday

invitational on Saturday,

Jan. 18.


Lake County Invitational

The Scouts finished seventh

overall on Saturday,

Jan. 18. Reagan Fisch finished

eighth overall and

won the floor exercise with

a score of 9.6.




Lake Forest Academy 86,

Stevenson 84

Calvin Osborne won a

gold medal in two events

to led the Caxys to a close

victory over the Patriots on

Jan. 14.


Mundelein 62, Lake Forest

Academy 37

Yacine Ndiaye led the

Caxys with 15 points on

Jan. 14.


Lake Forest Academy 59,

Huntley 49

The Caxys took care of

business on Saturday, Jan.

18. Shadeon Simpson had

15 points.

Wheaton Warrenville

South 52, Lake Forest

Academy 44

Darius Duff had 15

points in the loss on Saturday,

Jan. 18.

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the lake forest leader | January 23, 2020 | 29

Best of the Best

Looking at The Leader’s top photos of the week

Mary McKendry looks to pass in the Scouts’ loss to Hersey on Saturday, Jan. 18, in

Arlington Heights. Nick Frazier/22nd Century Media

Lindsay Fontana completes her uneven bars routine in the Scouts’ win over Libertyville

on Jan. 15 in Lake Forest. Nick Frazier/22nd Century Media

Bella Ranallo (left) and Lilly Trkla double-team a Huskies guard. Nick Frazier/22nd

Century Media

Woodlands senior Ava Pulaski avoids a North Shore Country Day defender in the

Wildcats’ 31-23 win on Jan. 14 in Lake Forest. Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

30 | January 23, 2020 | The lake forest leader SPORTS


Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 5 days ago

Injury-ridden Scouts fall to Huskies

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

Every team deals with

injuries throughout a season.

That doesn’t make the

injury bug any easier to

deal with.

Lake Forest is having an

especially hard time staying

healthy, which was

depicted in a 51-36 loss to

Hersey on Saturday, Jan.

18, in Arlington Heights.

The defending sectional

champions were without

starters Molly Fisher,

Finola Summerville and

Olivia Witte, resulting in

the Scouts’ (17-5) lowest

point total of the season.

As if playing without

three starters wasn’t

enough, Scouts star Halle

Douglass got banged up

midway through the third

quarter, diving for a loose

ball and landing hard on

her right wrist. The senior

wrapped up her wrist and

stayed on the bench for

the rest of the game, but

Lake Forest coach Kyle

Wilhelm didn’t want to put

the point guard back in the

game with the Scouts trailing


“She says she’s good,”

Wilhelm said. “I’ve

coached Halle for four

years, she’s always good.

She’s still in some pain,

we’ll take some time and

reevaluate with a couple of

days off here.”

After Douglass sank

a 3-pointer to begin the

game, Hersey ripped off

11 straight points to force a

Scouts timeout. Three free

throws from Douglass put

Lake Forest down 14-6 after

one quarter.

The Scouts struggled

with foul trouble and rebounding

in the first half,

giving the Huskies multiple

opportunities to score

each possession. Eventually

Lake Forest went into

halftime down 20 points.

“They’re a really great

team, obviously we put

them on the schedule for

a reason,” Wilhelm said

of Hersey. “I would have

liked to have played them

at full strength. With Halle

out we had four starters

out, that’s a tall order

against a really good team

like Hersey. Credit our

kids, they played hard, they

battled to the very end.”

Led by freshmen Bella

Ranallo and Rachel Kaus,

the Scouts were able to stop

the bleeding in the second

half. Ranallo finished with

14 points against the Huskies,

as the 5-foot-5 guard

made the most of an increase

in scoring chances.

Wilhelm says it’s easy to

take what Ranallo can do

for granted, but with the

Scouts ailing at the moment,

her shiftiness and

scoring touch could prove

valuable down the stretch.

“As a freshman, you’re

kind of letting other people

take control of the offense,”

Wilhelm said. “Today she

obviously had to be a little

bit more aggressive and assertive.

If she can develop

into another scoring option

as we get healthy, we can

be dangerous.”

Getting healthy is key

right now for the Scouts.

Summerville, a talented

rebounder and post scorer,

is close to a return from an

ankle injury, according to

Wilhelm. Fisher, the starting

point guard, could take

the floor in another week or

so. Wilhelm was less sure

of Witte, a 6-foot junior


The Scouts still have

time to get Douglass and

Rachel Kaus dribbles around a defender in the Scouts’ 51-36 loss to Hersey on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Arlington

Heights. Photos by Nick Frazier/22nd Century Media

company healthy, and once

they do that, Wilhelm expects

the team to find its

groove right on time.

“I don’t want to be playing

our best basketball in

January,” Wilhelm said.

“Hopefully in the next

couple of weeks we’ll start

to hit our stride and we’ll

be ready to rock and roll.”

Kaus finished with four

points and four rebounds.

Elise Stanley had three

steals, and Mary McKendry

pulled down five

rebounds. Douglass exited

the contest with 14 points

and five boards.

RIGHT: Halle Douglass

pushes the ball upcourt

on a fastbreak. Douglass

missed most of the

second half with a wrist


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Girls Gymnastics

Posted to LakeForestLeaderDaily.com 7 days ago

Scouts use fresh faces to defeat Libertyville

22nd century media file



Stars of the week

1. Kennedy Stein

(above). The


College commit

continues to

excel, as she

scored twice in a

hockey win over


2. Scouts Wrestling.

The Scouts went


in a quad and

a dual meet

before winning

an invitational at

Reed-Custer High

School over the


3. Halle Douglass. A

day after scoring

30 points against

Warren, Douglass

was named a




Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

It’s that time of year in

the gymnastics season, as

more and more girls are

dealing with injuries.

Lake Forest is no exception,

though the Scouts

were able to overcome

the injury bug to defeat

Libertyville 139.95-137.8

on Jan. 15 in Lake Forest.

Kristin Fisch led the

Scouts with an all-around

score of 36.6, good for

second overall.

“I think that they did a

really awesome job pulling

this meet together,” Lake

Forest head coach Brittany

Moccia said. “We have a

couple of injuries and a

couple of illnesses. All of

the teammates stepped up

for each other and motivated

each other to get going

and stick their routines and

cheer each other on.”

The biggest injury on

Lake Forest’s roster is Gianna

Pasquesi’s elbow injury.

The junior underwent

season-ending Tommy

John surgery last week.

That meant Madison

Miks got to compete for

the varsity squad. The

sophomore finished seventh

all-around, highlighted

by her 8.7 score on the

floor exercise.

“Madison has been improving

since she came

here,” Moccia said. “Every

practice she’s always trying

something new, getting

more consistent with her

skills. She is showing up

for the team and for herself,

she’s been doing an

awesome job showing her

floor routine off and being

consistent on beam.”

Meanwhile, Fisch began

the season injured and is

still fighting through pain

as she competes. She still

managed to earn a 9.55 on

the vault and a 9.35 on the

floor. She finished in the

top three of all four events

for Lake Forest.

“I’m pretty proud of

Kristin,” Moccia said.

“She’s pushing through

and doing what she can

for the team, it’s pretty

impressive to see her

push herself and get those

scores and individually do

really well for herself.”

Sophomores Lindsay

Fontana and Emily Charbaja

also performed well

for the Scouts. Fontana’s

score of 9.4 was best in the

balance beam, and Charbaja

totaled a 9.1 in the


The Scouts entered

the dual meet fresh off

a second-place finish at

their Straus Invitational.

After finishing seventh in

the Lake County Invitational

on Saturday, Jan. 18,

they’ll take on Carmel and

Mundelein in dual meets.

In order to come away

victorious in its next few

Lake Forest sophomore Emily Charbaja celebrates with coach Brittany Moccia in

the Scouts’ 139.95-137.8 win over Libertyville on Jan. 15. Photos by Nick Frazier/22nd

Century Media

competitions, Lake Forest

will have to stay healthy

and practice smart.

“You’ll hear that a lot of

teams are starting to have

girls that will tweak things

or get injured,” Moccia

said. “At this point of the

season it’s less pushing

more numbers and doing

what’s safe and what’s

consistent for the team.

Just using softer mats and

doing less impact training

on their feet. We’re trying

to get into pits and trampolines

and stuff like that so

they can save their joints

so that they aren’t getting


Madison Miks prepares for her balance beam routine.

Listen Up

“I like how the starting five are all seniors. We’re

all in the same class and we’ve built a bond.”

Annie Pulaski - Woodlands senior after the basketball team’s win over

North Shore Country Day on Jan. 14.

tune in

What to watch this week

BOYS ICE HOCKEY: The Scouts host St. Viator in the Winter Classic.

Puck drop set for 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Winter Club in Lake



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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Staying Strong Scouts gymnastics

battles injuries, defeat Wildcats, Page 31

Pulling Away

Wildcats best NSCD in defensive battle, Page 27

All hands on deck

Scouts get nice performances from freshmen against Hersey

with four starters injured, Page 30

Scouts guard Bella Ranallo drives toward the basket in the Scouts’ 51-36 loss to Hersey on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Arlington Heights. Nick Frazier/22nd Century Media

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