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LFHS annual

talent show



to the stage,

Page 4

Kay Clifford, 15, a Lake Forest High School freshman, sings a song while playing

her guitar during rehearsals for the LFHS talent show, which runs Feb. 27-29. Peter

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Awards and

honors Alderman honor

youth and receive their own

recognition, Page 3




Speaker tells

audience how

opioid abuse is

being combatted

locally, Page 6

Who’s In Your

Family? Retired

investigator shares how you

can find your family history,

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The Freedom Train

Noon, Feb. 27, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old

Mill Road, Lake Forest.

In 1947, a phenomenon

called the “Freedom

Train,” carrying 130 precious

original historic documents,

arrived to reignite

citizens’ faith in the United

States. Gerry and Janet

Souter, authors of “Selling

Americans on America:

Journey into a Troubled

Nation,” share the story of

that road show, its journey

and the events that it inspired.

$15 members/$20

non-members. Register at

(847) 234-2209.

Diagnosis and Surgical

Intervention Panel

4 p.m., Feb. 27, Lake

Forest College, 555 N.

Sheridan Road, Lake

Forest. A panel of distinguished

medical practitioners

will discuss ethical

treatment for diseases that

have an irreversible or unknown

cause. Featuring

Lake Forest emergency

physician Dr. Bonnie Salomon,

neurosurgeon Dr.

Jeff Karasick, and physician

assistant Dr. James

Carlson. The talk will be

held in the Durand Art Institute

on North Campus.

For more information, go

to lakeforest.edu/community.

Follow the Yellow Brick


7-8 p.m., Feb. 27, Lake

Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

Just like her character,

Dorothy, Judy Garland followed

the ups and downs

of the yellow brick road in

her rise to fame. Historian

Jim Gibbons will discuss

her beautiful, yet tragic,



Barry Bradford Lectures

10 a.m., Feb. 28, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Barry

is a well-known, awardwinning


speaker, historian and

writer on popular culture.

This month’s topic is the

Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Free for members, $10

for non-members. Registration

is due three days

before each class. Please

register at (847) 234-2209.

Managing Your Finances

During Career Transition

10:15 a.m., Feb. 28, Career

Resource Center, 40 E.

Old Mill Road, Suite 105,

Lake Forest. This program

will focus on learning

what you can do while in

transition between careers

to maintain your financial

health and prioritize your

financial goals. Free and

open to the public.

Lake Forest College Band

& Orchestra Concert

7 p.m., Feb. 28, Gorton

Community Center, 400 E.

Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

Join the Lake Forest

College Department of

Music for a Winter Concert

featuring the Chamber

Orchestra and Concert

Band. Repertoire will include

pieces by Benjamin

Britten, Nancy Galbraith,

Gustav Mahler, and William

Grant Still. For more

information, go to lakeforest.edu/community.

Stand & Deliver: Open Mic


7:30-9 p.m., Feb. 28,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest. Storytelling

open mics have exploded

all over Chicagoland from

Evanston to the Loop. And

now Gorton will debut

an open mic evening! We

want to hear YOUR story!

No experience necessary.

You have seven minutes

to tell a story about your

life! Sign-up at 7 p.m. $15

regular admission; $10

student ticket (with ID).


Mad Hatters

11 a.m.-noon, Feb. 29,

Lake Bluff Library, 123

E. Scranton Ave., Lake

Bluff. Add a little silliness

to this wacky day (Leap

Day!) and join the Mad

Hatters for a lively, interactive,

fun-filled program

that brings books to life

with acting, poetry, and

songs. Ages 2-8 with an

adult. The Mad Hatters are

a community project of the

Junior League of Chicago.


Author Peter Heller

6-8 p.m., March 3, North

Shore Distillery, 13990

Rockland Road, Green

Oaks. Join best-selling

author Peter Heller at the

North Shore Distillery to

celebrate the paperback release

of his newest novel,

“The River.” For more

information, call the Lake

Forest Book Store at (847)

234-4420 or visit lakeforestbookstore.com.


Authors Mary Kubica, Lori

Rader-Day and Samantha


6-7 p.m., March 4, Lake

Forest Book Store, 662 N.

Western Ave., Lake Forest.

Mary Kubica (“The Other

Mrs.”), Lori Rader-Day

(“The Lucky One”) and

Samantha Downing (“My

Lovely Wife”) will discuss

their books. Register at

(847) 234-4420. For more

information, visit www.


Lake Forest College Choir

Folk Fest

7 p.m., March 4, Lake

Forest College, 555 N.

Sheridan Road, Lake Forest.

The Lake Forest College

Women’s Choir and

Concert Choir will sing

selections from Scandinavia,

Western Europe, and

North America. For more

information, go to lakeforest.edu/community.


Montessori from the Start:

Parent & Baby Class

March 5, Forest Bluff

School, 8 W. Scranton

Ave., Lake Bluff. Intended

for parents and their children

ages 0-15 months,

this series provides an opportunity

to experience

an authentic Montessori

environment. Times vary

according to child’s age.

Please RSVP to Lynn Lillard

Jessen at (847) 295-


J.P. Morgan

9 a.m., March 5, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill

Road, Lake Forest. Morgan

was, by some accounts, the

second richest American

ever - and a man whose

acquisition of wealth was

almost unimaginable. The

story of this powerful man


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is a fascinating narrative

of wealth and power in a

changing America. Presented

by Barry Bradford.

$5 for members, $10 for

non-members. Refreshments

begin at 9 a.m., lecture

begins at 9:30 a.m.

Scintillating Cello

2 p.m., March 5, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old

Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Our first concert features

Alexa Muhly, professor

of cello at Oakton College.

Alexa will perform

romantic cello favorites.

$10 for members, $15 for

non-members. Registration

is required and due by

March 2.


Lake Forest High School

Talent Show

7 p.m., Feb. 27, 28 and

29, Lake Forest High

School, 1285 N. McKinley

Road, Lake Forest. Be

a part of history and attend

the 58th annual Lake

Forest High School Talent

Show. We have an amazing

show lined up featuring

fantastic and diverse

acts, creative New Media

videos, a rockin’ Pit Band

and hilarious emcees. The

Talent Show is the Association

of Parents and

Teachers’ only fundraiser

and all proceeds support

APT programing. Tickets

are $25 for adults and $15

for children. To purchase

tickets, visit LFHS.org.

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the lake forest leader | February 27, 2020 | 3

Lake Forest City Council

Aldermen recognize youth, receive award

Stephanie Carlson

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Forest City

Council celebrated the

13th annual Emerging Artists

Awards at its regular

meeting Monday, Feb. 18.

Aldermen and Mayor

George Pandaleon presented

awards to the students

participating in the

Emerging Artist Exhibit to

celebrate their work.

The exhibit, hosted by

The Deer Path Art League

and The Gallery restaurant,

has been around

since the 1950s, honoring

young, talented artists.

The exhibit runs from

Feb. 9 through Feb. 29 at

The Gallery, showcasing

the outstanding artwork of

students from preschool

through high school in

the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff communities.

“The league’s mission,

which is as relevant today

as it was 66 years ago, is

to spark, nurture, and enhance

creativity, as well

as to raise awareness and

appreciation of arts in the

community,” said Carole

Pearlman, with the Deer

Path Art League.

The standing-room only

Council room room was

packed to the brim, with an

overflow space in the next

room. Staff had to find additional

room and seating

to accommodate all of the

guests that came in honor

of the exhibit.

Young artists weren’t

the only ones receiving

awards at the meeting. The

City of Lake Forest received

an award from the

American Public Works

Association, Lake Branch.

John Heinz, director of

the Chicago Metropolitan

Chapter, presented the

Council with the Project

of the Year Award for its

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Round it Up:

• The Council gave final approval to new water

rates for the City

• The City awarded a bid to Palmen GMC/Buick

for replacement of a Lake Forest Fire Department

pickup truck and command vehicle. The amount

for the pickup truck is $32,120 and the command

vehicle is $32,316.

• Approved the purchase of a Lake Forest Police

Department replacement supervisory vehicle in the

amount of $38,142. The vehicle will be purchased

from Miles Chevrolet.

Drinking Water Treatment

Plant Improvement project.

“All too often, the infrastructure

that the public

works maintains is taken

for granted,” Heinz said.

“Everybody says that if

you turn your water out

of the tap, you expect it to

be fresh and quality, and

it doesn’t happen just by

magic… Kudos to the city

for recognizing the issues

and facing them.”

The Water Plant, located

on North Lake Road, is responsible

for providing the

entire City of Lake Forest

with safe and clean drinking

water taken from Lake


Back in 2014, the acting

filter manufacturer, Aquasource,

alerted the city that

they would no longer manufacture

the filters they

had been providing Lake

Forest since 2004.

With this new information

and the city’s concerns

with the water treatment

plant’s current – and

future – abilities to provide

quality drinking water, the

City decided to take action

and seek out help from

Carrollo Engineers.

After a year and a half of

studying and research, the

City approved a two-year

project at the water plant,

working with General

Electric Water and Process

Technologies along with

Strand Associates.

The project wrapped up

in 2019 with new technology

and updated equipment

within the water


“Having been on the

council since May 1, 2014,

and on the Public Works

Committee, I want to extend

a thank you to everyone

that was involved

in this project,” Alderman

Michelle Moreno said. “...

everyone worked so hard

and it’s still the best water

I’ve ever tasted.”

In other Council action,

aldermen approved a

change in the city’s commercial

filming laws.

In order to partake in

commercial filming practices

in the City of Lake

Forest one must acquire

a city-issued permit and

comply with all policies

set forth by the City Manager.

After reviewing the current

filming practices, the

city staff decided to update

the ordinance to reflect a

tiered permit model. This

model allows the city to

apply different levels of

permits depending on the

specific requirements.

The ordinance change

was unanimously passed

by the aldermen.

Liberty Alive for 125 named LB July 4th theme

Submitted Content

The Lake Bluff 4th of

July Committee is pleased

to announce “Liberty Alive

for 125” as its 2020 parade

theme, with the League of

Women Voters Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff Area agreeing

to serve as the parade

marshal. This will be the

110th Annual Lake Bluff

Parade, which celebrates

both our local community

and the country’s independence.

“The Village of Lake

Bluff turns 125 in 2020 and

there are plans to celebrate

all year long. The Lake

Bluff 4th of July Committee

picked a parade theme that

honors the village’s past,

celebrates its present and

looks toward its future,”

said Al Trefts, committee

president. “To tie into the

liberty theme, the League of

Women Voters Lake Forest/

Lake Bluff Area was selected

by the committee as the

parade marshal.”

“We’re very excited to

be selected as this year’s

parade marshal,” said

Carol Russ, member of

the League of Women

Voters Lake Forest/Lake

Bluff Area. “We welcome

the opportunity to lead

the Lake Bluff 4th of July

Parade and to feature the

league’s 100-year history

of education and advocacy

on all voter issues and voter





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definition of liberty—voting

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decisions on issues, and it

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The Village of Lake Bluff

enthusiastically embraces

its patriotic past every 4th of

July, which has made Lake


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Lake Forest High School students perform at annual talent show

Peter Kaspari, Editor

Lake Forest High

School’s got talent, and

a variety of students are

showing it off in front

of a live audience at the

school’s annual talent


The show runs for three

days, starting on Thursday,

Feb. 27 and ending on Saturday,

Feb. 29.

And according to student

director Luke Gulson,

18, this year’s show

is packed with students

showcasing a wide variety

of talents.

“This year, we’ve got a

lot of good stuff,” he said.

“A lot of things I’m really

excited for.”

He highlighted just a

few of this year’s talented

students, including a wide

variety of musical performances

and a student performing

a yo-yo routine,

which he said is a favorite

of audiences every year.

There’s also two students

who are performing

a comedy routine.

“There’s a freshman girl

that’s doing a solo dance

act, so that’ll be really interesting,”

he said. “She’s

really good, really talented.

We’ve got the dance

team doing a routine, so

that’ll be fun. There’ll be

a lot of people on stage

(and) a lot of people will

come out for that.”

Gulson said one of his

friends is performing a

music act inspired by the

late Frank Zappa, which

will include a guitar solo

and a percussion routine.

There will also be an

acapella performance.

“Overall, a lot of cool

stuff,” he said. “A lot of

music, great talent.”

Gulson has been a part

of the talent show all four

years he’s been at Lake

With her bass guitar in hand, Martha Clifford (right)

performs her song while her sister, Kay Clifford, plays

the acoustic guitar at left.

Student director Luke Gulson offers some pointers to

one of the acts during Lake Forest High School talent

show rehearsals.

Forest High School. He

said planning always takes

a lot of effort. This year’s

planning for the show

started all the way back in


“It’s a lot of work, a lot

of effort,” he said. “You’ve

got to get everything

straightened up and everything.

Figure out a show

order that makes sense.

A good way to display all

of the different talents in

a way that kind of makes

sense to the audience.”

Rehearsals for the show

also went very well. He

said the rehearsals are important

for fine-tuning the

acts and figuring out if

they need anything else.

For example, Gulson

said some acts will go on

stage and learn that they’ll

need a guitarist to accompany

them, so he and the

other students involved

in the show will have to

figure out how to achieve


“Overall, everything’s

sounding great, everyone’s

looking great,” he said.

“I’m really excited for

what we got this year.”

He added that he recommends

people come to the

show to see the students

and their skills.

“(The performers)

want to show off these

sorts of things that maybe

they don’t always get the

chance to show off,” he

said. “And it’s nice because,

if you’re at the high

school, if you’re a mom or

dad, if you’re a kid, you

get to see all these other

people that you know,

and kind of recognize you

Lake Forest High School student Adler Hermann shows off his drumming skills during

rehearsals for the school’s talent show, which is from Feb. 27-Feb. 29. Photos by

Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media

Niki Singh plays the piano during rehearsals for the Lake Forest High School talent


didn’t know that so and

so played guitar, or knows

how to do some cool yo-yo


The talent show is a fundraiser

sponsored by the

high school’s Association

of Parents and Teachers,

or APT. And according to

Carolyn DeLuca, the cochair

of the talent show,

this is the only fundraiser

the APT does at the high


While APT sponsors

the show, DeLuca said she

and the other parents take

a hands-off approach and

let the students do pretty

much everything.

“From an APT standpoint,

we’re here to make

sure things run well and if

they need anything,” she

said. “But really, they’re

the ones doing the heavy

lifting. I love watching

their creativity come alive

and seeing them rise to the

occasion to lead the other


She also praised the students

involved in the show

for their professionalism.

“And it’s been such a

positive environment, with

giving great feedback to

help make the acts stronger,”

she said, adding that

students of all ages and all

extracurricular and academic

interests participate.

The money raised by

the talent show goes right

back to the kids and helps

plan events such as prom.

Tickets can be purchased

online at lakeforestschools.org.

They are

$25 for adults and $15 for

children and students.

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Police Reports

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Two charged with theft involving $1,500 in merchandise

Staff Report

Two Lake County residents

were charged with

retail theft after police say

they tried to steal about

$1,500 in merchandise

from a store in Lake Bluff.

James A. Allen, 54, of

Waukegan, and Sarah

Arechiga, 37, of Gurnee,

were each charged with retail

theft stemming from a

Feb. 13 incident in the 900

block of Rockland Road.

Police say the pair tried

to leave the general merchandise

store with about

$1,500 worth of items.

Both the charges are felony-level.

Both were transported to

the Lake County Jail for a

bond hearing.

In other police news:

Lake Forest

Feb. 14

• Alexander J. Ruggles, 28,

of 175 Washington Circle,

was charged with driving

under the influence. Police

were investigating a suspicious

vehicle parked in

the 500 block of Western

Avenue when they saw

Ruggles leave the driver’s

side of a 2000 Chevrolet

Suburban, stand beside the

vehicle, and go back in.

Officers spoke to Ruggles

and smelled alcohol on his

breath. He admitted to officers

that he had been drinking

alcohol that night, and

after field sobriety tests, he

was arrested. He was released

on bond and given a

March court date.

• Jonas N. Williamson, 18,

of Chicago, was charged

with retail theft. Police received

a call from the Shell

gas station on Deerpath

Road after receiving a call

from a clerk stating someone

in a black sweater and

gray sweatpants stole two

gallons of antifreeze and

left in a gray Pontiac G6

with a temporary plate.

Officers located the vehicle

on Route 41 and identified

Williamson as the

suspect. He told police that

he did take the antifreeze

from the gas station. Williamson

was cited for retail

theft, given a March court

date, and released.

Lake Bluff

Feb. 10

• Police received a report

from someone who said

they had accidentally left

their phone inside of a

general merchandise store

in the 900 block of Rockland

Road. When they returned

to the store, they

learned that somebody had

taken the phone, which has

still not been located.

Feb. 15

• A person reported that

they had received a fraudulent

charge on an online retailer

account. The person

did not report any money

being lost.


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.

News Briefs

Former LB resident Casey Urlacher charged in

illegal gambling operation

Former Lake Bluff resident Casey Urlacher

is among 10 people charged in federal

court with taking part in running an illegal

gambling operation.

The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court,

Northern District of Illinois, alleges that Urlacher,

40, was an agent for the gambling ring

and allegedly helped recruit betters.

Urlacher is the brother of Chicago Bears

Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Casey Urlacher is also the mayor of Mettawa

and had played football for Lake Forest College.

Water meter replacements underway in LB

The Village of Lake Bluff’s water meter

replacement project is underway through


The water replacements are part of the Village’s

efforts to conserve more water. The replacements

will eliminate water meters that

have outlived their useful life and replace

them with new all-electronic water meters that

have no moving parts and come with features

that reduce water loss and the costs of operating

the Village’s water system.

Addresses east of Sheridan Road were

scheduled in January and February, while addresses

west of Sheridan Road will be scheduled

in March and April.

To schedule a meter replacement, call

(877) 533-8964.

News Briefs is compiled by Editor Peter Kaspari

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Program highlights growing opioid problem, efforts to curb it

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

The Lake Bluff Public Library

hosted the presentation

“Opioids in Lake County,”

given by Bill Gentes, executive

director of Lake County

Opioid Initiative, a nonprofit

organization formed to combat

the growing crisis of addictions

and overdoses in the


Held Saturday, Feb. 20, the

program was part of “Read

Between the Ravines: Two

Communities, One Nonfiction

Book,” a collaboration

between the Lake Bluff and

Lake Forest libraries. This

year’s program is based on the

book, “American Overdose:

The Opioid Tragedy in Three

Acts,” by Chris McGreal.

Gentes explained that Lake

County has seen an increase

in opioid use over the last decade

that mirrors the national

problem with the drugs. It is

estimated that 72,000 people

died in the United States from

opioid overdoses in 2018. The

number for 2019 has not yet

been released.

U.S. life expectancy went

down for the first time in 100

years because of the 2018

overdose death toll. In Lake

County, there were 42 deaths

caused by Fentanyl overdoses

and 36 caused by heroin overdoses.

The Lake County Opioid

Initiative was founded

in 2012 by State’s Attorney

Mike Nerheim, Coroner Dr.

Howard Cooper, and the Lake

County Sheriff’s Office. Gentes

moved from his position

with the county health department,

where he also worked to

eradicate drug addiction, to be

executive director of the new

organization. Since its beginning,

LCOI has saved the lives

of 389 people who were overdosing

on opioids.

“We have a very proactive

county around this issue,” said


He noted that Lake County

was the second county in the

nation behind Gloucester

County, Mass., to have all police

officers carrying naloxone,

“We have a very proactive county

around this issue.”

— Bill Gentes, executive director of Lake County

Opioid Initiative

the medication administered

to treat someone overdosing

on opioids. That is thanks to

a collaboration between LCOI

and local law enforcement.

He also said that Kenosha,

Wisc. had double the

opioid-related deaths in 2018

as Lake County. In contrast,

while Lake County has inpatient

drug treatment programs,

Kenosha has none.

Two other important LCOI

efforts are the drug disposal

program and the “A Way Out”


There are 38 collection units

throughout the county where

people can drop off their leftover

prescription medications,

so they do not get into the

wrong hands. They are located

in many of the municipal police

department offices and in

select Walgreens stores. The

list is on LCOI’s website.

A Way Out program is “a

fast-track pathway for those

needing a 24/7 nonarrest and

nonjudgmental access point

to treatment, substance abuse

programs and services,” according

to LCOI. There are

currently 15 police stations

and sheriff’s offices throughout

the county where anyone

can walk in and say they

need to be in a drug treatment

program. Law enforcement

officers and LCOI will find

a program for those people

somewhere in the state and

will provide transport.

So far, they have had 650

people participate in A Way

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Area politicians advocate for aging

population at senior center discussion

Bill McLean

Freelance Reporter

Picture an arena filled

with 10,000 people.

See it? Good.

That’s how many people

turn 65 every day in the

United States.

Nearly 80 folks in a

room at North Shore Senior

Center in Northfield

learned that enlightening

— and startling — statistic

at the center’s annual

Legislative Breakfast on

Jan. 31.

NSSC hosted the “Challenges

and Opportunities

of an Aging Population”

event with AgeOptions,

a nonprofit connecting

adults aged 60 and older

and those who care about

them with resources and

services that allow them

to live their lives to the

fullest while remaining in

their homes and communities

for as long as they are


There was a lot to digest

during the nearly two-hour

gathering — after the attendees

had crowded their

plates with breakfast fare.

Suburban Cook County

federal, state, county and

local officials discussed a

wide range of issues facing

older adults, a segment

of the population in

Illinois that’s expected to

increase 24 percent by the

year 2030.

A complete 2020 Census

count was a frequent topic,

since each uncounted Illinois

resident means a loss

of $1,400 in federal funding

per year until 2030.

Among the other critical

subjects addressed were

the prevalence of elder

abuse, affordable housing,

pay rates for caregivers,

social isolation, combating

forms of discrimination

against the LGBTQ community,

hospice and palliative

care, and AARP’s

“Stop Rx Greed” campaign.

Speakers included U.S.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-

9), Illinois Senators Laura

Fine (D-9) and Ram Villivalam

(D-8), Cook County

Board Commissioner Larry

Suffredin (D-13), and

Sarah Duby from the Office

of Congressman Brad

Schneider (D-10).

Posing together (left to right) are Tish Rudnicki,

executive director, North Shore Senior Center; Larry

Suffredin, Cook County Board of Commissioners (D-

13); U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowksy (D-9); Diane Slezak,

President and CEO of AgeOptions; and Sen. Laura Fine

(D-9). Photo Submitted

“It amazes me, all the

advocating our legislators

are doing for our older

adults at the state and national

levels and their willingness

to take the time

each year to inform and

educate here at the center,”

said Tish Rudnicki, executive

director of the North

Shore Senior Center.

“It’s a privilege to live

anywhere on the North

Shore,” she added. “But

did you know that 80 percent

of our visitors live

at or below the poverty

level? Our building ... it’s

a jewel in our community.”

The NSSC, founded in

1956, serves and engages

more than 23,000 older

adults and their families

each year throughout Chicago’s

northern suburbs.

Its mission is to foster

independence and wellbeing

of older adults, enhance

their dignity and

self-respect and promote

their participation in and

Please see Aging, 10

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Toastmasters Club moving to Lake Bluff Library

Submitted Content

Lake Forest Toastmasters

Club is moving to the

Lake Bluff Library starting

March 2020.

The meeting days are being

changed to the second

and the fourth Wednesdays

of the month to adjust to the

availability of the space.

Meeting times will remain

from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.

The mission of a Toastmasters

Club is to provide

a mutually supportive and

positive learning environment

in which every member

can develop communication

and leadership skills

which in turn foster selfconfidence

and personal


Join us for an introduction

to developing your

speaking and leadership

skills in the safe environment.

Our open house will

share how to develop and

deliver speeches for business,

social and family


You will also learn how

to be a leader in an organization

where it is the multiples

and not the sum of

the members that get larger

things done.

No appointment necessary.

Contact Toastmasters.

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‘History Cop’ shares his work with History Center audience

Peter Kaspari, Editor

He calls himself the

“History Cop.”

For years, Ray Johnson

was an investigator,

working criminal cases in

DuPage County, including

murder investigations that

woke him up at 3 a.m.

But ever since his retirement,

Johnson has put

his investigative skills to

another use; finding out

the truth behind some of

Chicago’s most infamous

faces and urban legends.

He shared his story to

an audience at the History

Center of Lake Forest-

Lake Bluff on Thursday,

Feb. 20.

The primary focus of

his presentation was using

research available to find

out information about your

family history. And, as an

example, he used the case

of infamous Chicago murderer

H.H. Holmes, the

subject of the best-selling

book, “The Devil in the

White City.”

Johnson said a lot of

information he found on

Holmes involved publiclyavailable

records, including

looking up lawsuits

through the Cook County

court system.

On a whim, Johnson said

he once did some research

to see if Holmes himself

had ever sued someone,

and he came up with one

small case file.

“When I looked at it, it

says here (it’s a) promissory

note made out to H.H.

Holmes from Englewood

Bank, signed by J.L. Connor,”

Johnson said. “So

basically, a person named

J.L. Connor promises to

pay H.H. Holmes.”

Curious as to who J.L.

Connor was, Johnson said

he continued to do some

more research and discovered

that J.L. Connor was

actually Julia Connor, a

woman who disappeared

and who is believed to

have been one of Holmes’


Johnson’s research

also helped confirm that

Holmes’ body is actually

buried where it is. He said

some of Holmes’ ancestors

believed that Holmes

faked his own death, escaped

from prison, and

died a free man, but Johnson’s

research was able to

confirm that was not true.

Early in his research,

he had found a photo of

a mold that was taken of

Holmes’ teeth when he

was in prison. With the

help of a surviving relative

of Holmes’, the killer’s

body was exhumed and a

comparison was done with

the teeth.

They were a perfect


Holmes is just one of the

many Chicago mysteries

that Johnson has looked

into, and he said it’s actually

a lifelong interest of

his that dates back to even

before he ever became a

criminal investigator.

“What got me interested

initially was the fact that

I found out my mom was

adopted,” Johnson said.

“Just finding that out made

me wonder, ‘Wow. What

was her real mom and dad


Using public records,

Johnson said he was not

only able to figure out

who his mom’s biological

mother was, but he was

also able to track her down

and the two eventually reunited

with each other.

A lifelong interest in history

also fueled Johnson’s

passion for research, as

well as a love of mysteries

Ray Johnson, a retired criminal investigator, speaks to a crowd at the History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff

on Thursday, Feb. 20, during a presentation on conducting genealogy research and all the mysteries it can help

uncover. Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media

and puzzles.

“I just kind of gravitated

toward police work because

of the investigative

nature of that,” he said.

“And then when I left that

I was like, ‘Well, I still

want to do something like


He believes that his

work as an investigator

also helped him develop

important skills when it

comes to research, especially

when it comes to

family history.

When he was a police

officer, he said he was

known for his “never give

up” attitude.

He used a personal story

to highlight that. He had,

for years, been trying to

get his grandfather’s Army

records from when he

served in World War II.

Johnson was skeptical

that he’d find anything,

since many of the

Army’s records had been

destroyed in a 1973 fire at

the St. Louis facility where

that information had been


But he kept going.

“I applied for those records

four times for my

grandfather,” he said.

“Each time I was saying,

‘The records burned. The

records burned.’”

Finally, he applied for a

fifth time, which is when

he ended up finding exactly

what he was looking for.

“Someone actually

found the original files,”

Johnson said.

He quickly obtained

copies of them, and was

surprised to find burn

marks on the original documents,

showing that his

grandfather’s records were

able to survive the fire,

though not completely unscathed.

Another one of his passions

is solving old Chicago

mysteries. He even

wrote a book about it,

“Chicago’s Haunt Detective,”

where he looked

into some of the city’s

most infamous ghost stories.

“I took five very popular

Chicago legends, ghost

stories, and digging into

what the facts of the different

stories were,” he

said. “How much of it

was based on historic facts

versus what was based on

a good story, and did this

person actually exist?”

During his presentation,

Johnson stressed that

what he does is not unique.

Anybody can dig into their

family’s history using public

record information.

He highlighted some

resources, including the

Cook County court records

at the Daley Center in

downtown Chicago; websites

such as newspapers.

com and Google Books;

and countless others.

Johnson ended by saying

you never know what

you’re going to find when

you start doing research.

“A lot of weird, serendipitous

things happen.”

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contribution toward all aspects

of community life.

“I’m grateful to North

Shore Senior Center and

AgeOptions for serving

as hosts today,” said Fine,

also the vice chair of the

Illinois Senate’s Human

Services Committee, after

speaking about the expansion

of the state’s Community

Care Program to

provide services to all

people, regardless of age,

who have Alzheimer’s disease

or a related disorder

as defined under the Alzheimer’s

Disease Assistance


Heather Resnick, a caregiver

specialist at NSSC,

later shared an anecdote

about a woman suffering

from dementia and living

with her two sons. One son

is mentally challenged;

the other has medical issues.

Neither is employed.

Their sister, who took

care of their mother several

times a week, called

NSSC. Resnick educated

and counseled the family,

informing its members

that services are in place to

provide relief.

The woman receives respite

care today.

“They needed a break,”

Resnick said of the mother’s

children. “They now

have a better mindset to

cope with their situation at


In her opening remarks,

AgeOptions President

and CEO Diane Slezak

brought up a key social

determinant of health, social

isolation. Social determinants

of health have

been defined by Healthy

People 2020 — the federal

government’s prevention

agenda for building

a healthier nation — as

“conditions in the environment

in which people

are born, live, learn, work,

play, worship and age

that affect a wide range

of health, functioning and

quality-of-life outcomes

and risks.”

Housing, food, healthful

behaviors, transportation

and public safety have

been categorized as social

and physical determinants

for decades.

How grave is social isolation?

It has been estimated,

Slezak revealed, that social

isolation is as bad as

smoking 15 cigarettes a


AgeOptions has recognized

the importance of

social determinants since

it started serving suburban

Cook County as its Area

Agency of Aging in 1974.

AgeOptions advocates for

hundreds of thousands annually

because determinants


AgeOptions turns 65 in

2039, a year before another


It will still be around

then, listening and responding

and supporting.

Count on it.


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From Page 6

Out. Gentes noted that 20

percent of them have been

alcoholics and the rest are

drug users, mostly opioids.

They have had people from

other states come for the

program as well. For people

who cannot afford to pay

for a treatment program,

the federal Affordable Care

Act provides funds to subsidize

their participation.

Gentes explained some of

the basics of the drug problem.

Opioids come in three

classes: 1) natural substances

from poppy plants, which

include heroin, morphine

and codeine; 2) partial synthetic

drugs, which include

Vicodin and Oxycodone;

and 3) Acetyl Fentanyl,

which is entirely synthetic

and is the most potent.

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Separation agreement

OK’d for former director


The Winnetka-Northfield

Library Board board

approved a separation

agreement with former

library director Rebecca

Wolf at its Monday, Feb.

17, meeting, although it

didn’t provide details on

the agreement.

“This is a personnel

matter, so there will be

no further comments from

the board,” Board President

Jean-Paul Ruiz-Funes


The Winnetka Current

has requested the agreement

through a Freedom

of Information Act

request, but it has not

been returned as of press


Now that the situation

with the former director

is in the rearview mirror,

the board is moving forward

with the process of

hiring a new director. The

director search special

committee comprised of

Trustees Travis Gosselin

and Deborah Vandergrift

announced the plan is to

provide a recommendation

of what search firm

it would like to work with

for choosing the new director

at its next meeting

on March 16.

“Our expectation is that

we will have a recommendation

of what we would

like to do with respect

to the search firm at the

March meeting and then

we’ll be discussing which

firm we’d like to engage

and how we want to approach

them and what criteria

we want them to emphasize,”

Gosselin said.

Gosselin added he feels

the initial step of choosing

a search firm is very important.

“We want to delegate

a lot of responsibility of

vetting the candidates and

guiding us through the

process in the hands of

the firm so that first step

of picking a search firm is

critical,” he said.

Reporting by Todd Marver,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent.



Amendments address

liability in cases involving

Kenilworth police officers,

crime task force

The Kenilworth Village

Board updated its intergovernmental

police assistance

agreement with

the North Regional Major

Crimes Task Force, of

which it has been a member

since 1997.

The board approved

the amended agreement

during its Tuesday, Feb.

18, regular meeting. The

amendments address liability

in case of an incident

involving an officer

to better protect the

task force, also known as

NORTAF, from being a

suable entity.

“The whole purpose of

this was to prevent someone

from suing NOR-

TAF,” Police Chief David

Miller said. “That gives

all of our towns more protection,

and we wanted

to make NORTAF not a

suable entity, which this

attempts to do. A judge

could rule that it is, but

then there’s a procedure

in place if a judge were

to say, ‘Yes, you can sue


Section 9 of the resolution

approved by the Village

Board address the organization’s

legal status.

“The Members acknowledge

and agree that

NORTAF is not a legal

entity that can sue or be

sued,” the resolution text

stated. “In the event that

NORTAF is named as a

party to a lawsuit, claim,

or action, either individually

or as a co-defendant

to any Member, no Member

shall take any action

or position that is contrary

to this Section 9; rather,

all Members hereby

agree that unless and until

a court of competent

jurisdiction rules otherwise,

the Members shall

not take the position that

NORTAF is a legal entity,

public body, or can sue or

be sued.”

Reporting by Fouad Egbaria,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at WilmetteBeaconDaily.com.


NSSD112 board to vote

on before- and afterschool

program agreement

The North Shore School

District 112 Board of

Education discussed a licensing

agreement with

Innovation Learning LLC

to continue working with

the company to provide

an on-site before- and afterschool

program for the

seven district elementary

schools at its Tuesday,

Feb. 18, regular meeting.

The total enrollment in

the programs is 1,081 students

at all seven schools.

The original agreement

with Innovation Learning

was approved on Jan.

29, 2019, and was for one


After reviewing the results

of a satisfaction survey

to families who used

the service, it was recommended

to the district to

renew the licensing agreement

for the 2020-2021

school year. At the end of

that year, the board will

again decide to renew or

end the licensing agreement.

“We want to continue

to support our working

families with an affordable

option,” District 112

Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Wildman said

during a presentation on

the agreement recommendation.

The main point of discussion

was how much

of an increase in program

fees to charge. Innovation

Learning requested

a 3.5 percent increase in

program fees to help the

company offer competitive

salaries to employees.

Wildman said the district

could offer 2.3 percent,

according to the All

Items Consumer Price Index,

but said “it could lead

to problems in the future”

from a hiring perspective

for Innovation Learning.

Reporting by Erin Yarnall,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at HPLandmarkDaily.



Glencoe Park Board

approves contract for

Connect Glencoe Trail


The Glencoe Park District

Board approved an

$80,045 contract with

Christopher B. Burke Engineering

to provide oversight

for the design of the

Connect Glencoe Trail


The board made the approval

— four out of five

of the board members

were present as Michael

Covery was absent — at

its regular meeting on

Tuesday, Feb. 18. Christopher

B. Burke Engineering

LLC is now the lead

construction engineering

firm on the project and Altamanu

will act as the subcontractor

for the scope

of the agreement and the

primary design firm for

the construction of Duke


To comply with Illinois

Department of Transportation

standards, the park

district must use CB-

BEL as the principal firm

for the trail because they

hold pre-approved status.

Additionally, the district

must develop and execute

the project according to

IDOT standards to receive

$667,500 in grant funding

— employing CBBEL

will meet these requirements.

IDOT’s requirements

for project supervision are

different from typical park

renovation projects. Typically,

landscape architects

visit the job site weekly

and engineering professionals

visit three to four

times before completion.

However, IDOT requires

an engineer to be onsite to

record the progress made

by the contractor daily.

This higher level of oversight

is needed to receive

the federal funding and is

for transparency and accountability.

This contract will also

supersede a previous

agreement with Altamanu

that was approved by the

board on April 16, 2019.

This change will not result

in the park district paying

any additional amount of

money, however; it is simply

a power change.

Reporting by Christa Rooks,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlencoeAnchor-



District 30 names former

educator Sam Kurtz next

Maple School principal

Sam Kurtz’s career as

an educator has come full


After starting his career

as a sixth-grade science

teacher at Maple School,

he is returning to Maple

School to serve as its new


The Northbrook/Glenview

District 30 Board of

Education unanimously

approved Kurtz as the

successor to retiring Principal

Dr. Nate Carter at its

Thursday, Feb. 13, meeting.

“It is an honor to bring

you home,” District 30

Superintendent Dr. Brian

Wegley told Kurtz. “We

are thrilled to have you

back. Dr. Nate Carter left

big shoes to fill.”

Since leaving the school

as a teacher, Kurtz served

as an associate principal

at Shepard Middle School

in Deerfield District 109

and then successfully led

the merger of two North

Shore District 112 middle

schools as the principal of

Edgewood Middle School

in Highland Park.

“It is truly an honor to

be back at Maple School

and back in the District 30

community,” Kurtz said.

“The roots of excellence

go deep. It feels really

good to be back.”

Kurtz is extremely wellacquainted

with one of

the teachers at the school

— his wife, Leora, is a

sixth-grade science teacher

at Maple. The couple

live in Glenview with

their 2-year-old daughter,

Josie, and their 2-monthold

son, Gavin.

Wegley said District

30 received 47 applicants

from seven states for the

position. Sixteen candidates

were screened and

four finalists went through

multiple interviews that

included a committee of

administrators, school

board members, Maple

teachers and parents of


Reporting by Neil Milbert,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at NorthbrookTower-


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School News

Albion College

Grimes named to Dean’s


Abby Grimes, of

Lake Forest, was named

to the Albion College

Dean’s List for the fall

2019 semester. Grimes

is an English major with

a concentration in the

Fritz Shurmur Center for

Teacher Development.

Clemson University

Zarek receives President’s

List honor

Jessica Zarek, of Lake

Forest, has been named

to the fall 2019 Clemson

University President’s

List. Zarek is a health science


Three local students

named to Dean’s List

Brooke Stride, of

Lake Bluff, and Matthew

D’Alessandro and Matthew

Guido, both of Lake

Forest, have been named

to fall 2019 Clemson

University Dean’s List.

D’Alessandro and Guido

are both general engineering

majors, while Stride is

a nursing major.

College of Charleston

Scully qualifies for

President’s List

Anne Scully, of Lake

Forest, has been named

to the College of Charleston’s

fall 2019 President’s

List. Scully is a public

health major.

Cornell College

Springer receives Dean’s

List honors

Luke Springer, of

Lake Forest, was named

to the fall 2019 semester

Dean’s List at Cornell

College. Springer had a

semester grade-point average

of 4.00.

Elon University

Forlow is on the Dean’s


Liam Forlow, of Lake

Bluff, has been named

to the Elon University

Dean’s List for the fall

2019 semester.

Emerson College

Hart named to Dean’s List

Emerson Hart, of Lake

Bluff, was named to the

Emerson College Dean’s

List for the fall 2019 semester.

Hart, a musical

theatre major, is a member

of the class of 2023.

Marquette University

Burgener recognized by

Dean’s List

Nell Burgener, of Lake

Forest, was named to the

Dean’s List at Marquette

University for the fall

2019 semester. Burgener

is enrolled in the Diederich

College of Communication.

Miami University

Two LF students are on

President’s List

Jenna Nissly and Tim

Sperling, both of Lake

Forest, have been named

to the Miami University

President’s List.

Nine named to Dean’s List

Nine local students who

attend Miami University

have been named to the

fall 2019 Dean’s List. Katie

Dozois, Sloane Ferraioli,

Andrew Gherlein,

John Greenbury, Alyssa

Hollander, Isabella

Mancini, Ai Teng and

Bobby Winebrenner, of

Lake Forest, and Ashley

Dueringer, of Lake Bluff,

all received the academic


Four graduate in


Four Lake Forest graduated

on Dec. 13, 2019.

Brooke Hoekstra earned

a B.S. in business with a

major in marketing; Wyatt

Goeks earned a B.S. in

computer science; George

Karkazis earned a B.S. in

business majoring in human

capital management

and leadership; and Ryan

McCoy earned a B.S. in

business with a major in

accountancy and finance.

Seton Hall University

Three Lake Foresters

receive Dean’s List honors

Heather Conover,

Henry Steck and William

Steck, all of Lake Forest,

qualified for the fall 2019

Dean’s List at Seton Hall

Please see SCHOOL, 15

Open house at LFHS to

focus on facilities work

Submitted Content

A community open house will be held at Lake

Forest High School on Wednesday, March 4, as

the school continues to plan for upcoming facilities


Lake Forest High School is in the process of

conducting a comprehensive assessment of its

school facilities. This thorough review, which

includes both a Health and Life Safety evaluation

and a Master Plan, will allow the school

and communities to thoughtfully plan for the

future. The review is focused on ensuring funds

are allocated effectively and that our facilities

are maintained and improved in a cost-efficient

manner to support future ready learning.

Lake Forest High School is inviting all stakeholders

to attend a community open house on

March 4 to learn more about this process, discuss

the future of education, and share their

ideas and priorities. We are at an information

gathering stage and the communities’ ideas and

priorities are essential as the school develops a

Master Plan for the future of Lake Forest High


The meeting will be held at Lake Forest High

School, 1285 McKinley Road. Tours begin at 6

p.m., with a project overview and input breakout

sessions happening from 7 to 9 p.m.

Woodlands Academy hosts forum to inspire girls

Submitted Content

Woodlands Academy

of the Sacred Heart will

host “Imagine Yourself in

C-Suite,” a public forum

aimed at motivating girls to

explore high-level business

executive roles.

Area school-aged girls

and their parents are invited

to join the Woodlands

Academy community free

of charge for the March 12

event. It’s part of a series in

which leading female executives

share stories and

insights from their professional

experiences during

presentations at the all-girls

college-preparatory high

school in Lake Forest.

“This initiative was born

out of a desire to motivate

students to explore career

paths that they might not

have previously considered,”

said Head of School

Meg Steele. “We are thrilled

to host it, not only for the

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students at Woodlands

Academy, but for young

girls throughout Chicagoland

to envision that some

of those paths can include

leadership roles in areas

such as the male-dominated

STEM fields.”

Those attending will hear

from Woodlands Academy

alumna Mary Erdoes, chief

executive officer of JPMorgan

Chase & Co.’s asset

and wealth management division.

Named by American

Banker “the most powerful

woman in finance,” Erdoes

has led the company’s investment

management and

private banking arm for the

past decade.

Erdoes will be joined

by Wan Ling Martello,

co-founder and partner

at BayPine, a recently

launched private equity

firm. Prior to BayPine, Martello

served as executive

vice president of Nestle, the

world’s largest food company.

From 2011 until 2018,

she split her time as corporate

chief financial officer

and chief executive officer

for Asia Region.

The program’s moderator

is Woodlands Academy

alumna M. Julie McKinley,

president and chief executive

officer of Fiduciary

Counselling Inc., one of the

country’s largest registered

investment advisory firms.

Her very successful career

has included prior service

as senior vice president and

managing director at Northern

Trust in Chicago for

nearly 20 years. McKinley

has served on the school’s

board of trustees and its

alumnae board, and her

daughter is also a Woodlands

Academy alumna.

The “Imagine Yourself in

the C-Suite” series covers a

vast range of topics aimed

at preparation and empowerment

and includes executive

insights, experiences

and lessons learned that will

challenge each student to

reflect on her interests and

discover potential career


The March 12 forum will

take place in Woodlands

Academy’s Gloria Dei

Center, the repurposed former

Barat College Cooney

Library building on the

school’s 41-acre campus at

760 E. Westleigh Road in

Lake Forest. It begins with

a 6 p.m. Sips and Sweets

reception followed by the

program at 6:30 p.m. During

the Sips and Sweets reception,

girls in grades 5-8

are invited to participate in

leadership skill building activities

with current Woodlands

students. Participants

can further engage with the

panelists and moderator

immediately following the

discussion. To learn more or

to register, visit woodlandsacademy.org/csuite2020.

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From the Editor

Talented teens put on an amazing show

Peter Kaspari



truly believe that every

single one of us has a

talent. Whether you’re

an artist, a singer, a writer,

have an extensive amount

of knowledge about a

specific topic, or anything

else, we all have something

we can do that’s

unique to us.

I also believe that none

of us should hide our



From Page 14


Tufts University

Szostak qualifies for

Dean’s List

Megan Szostak, of

Lake Forest, has been

named to the Dean’s List

for the fall semester at

Tufts University. Szostak

is in the university’s

School of Arts and Sciences.

University of Alabama

Students named to

Dean’s, President’s Lists

Samantha Dueringer,

of Lake Bluff, and Alexandra

Becker and Isabelle

Hartwell, both of

Lake Forest, were named

to the University of Alabama

President’s List,

while Lauren Tustison,

That’s why I’m such a

big fan of talent shows,

because they allow us

to express ourselves and

to share our talents with

everyone else.

And from Feb. 27-29,

you can see some incredibly

talented teenagers as

Lake Forest High School

hosts its annual talent

show, sponsored by the

high school’s Association

of Parents and Teachers,

also known as APT.

I got to see a small

preview of the talent show

last week when I stopped

by a rehearsal to conduct

some intervies and take

some pictures. And let

me tell you; I was very

impressed by what I saw.

Two sisters took the

stage and performed

a duet together. Three

of Lake Bluff, was named

to the Dean’s List.

University of Iowa

Martinez named to

President’s List

Sidney Martinez, of

Lake Forest, has been

named to the University

of Iowa President’s List

for the fall 2019 semester.

Martinez is majoring

in criminology, law and

justice in the university’s

College of Liberal Arts

and Sciences.

Rohrs celebrates

December graduation

Avery Rohrs, of Lake

Forest, graduated from

Iowa State University in

December. Rohrs earned

a bachelor of arts degree

in communication studies.

More than 1,800 University

of Iowa students

graduated in December.

friends sat around a piano

and performed a pop

ballad. An entire jazz

band took the stage and

performed an entire piece,

complete with drums,

piano and wind instruments.

And then I realized, this

was only a small portion

of the actual show.

It’s clear to me that all

of these young people

have incredible talents. I

even had a couple of the

songs stuck in my head as

I was leaving the auditorium.

But singing isn’t

the only part of the show;

there’s also a comedy act,

a yo-yo performer, and

much more.

I’m happy that these

students are confident to

stand on stage in front of

their peers, parents, staff

Six receive Dean’s List


Jennifer Fairman, Kieran

Murphy, Bennett

Petray, Avery Rohrs and

Eleanor Van Antwerp,

of Lake Forest, and Anna

Kerf, of Lake Bluff, have

all been named to the University

of Iowa’s fall 2019

Dean’s List. Fairman is

majoring in dance; Kerf is

majoring in social work;

Murphy is majoring in finance;

Petray is majoring

in accounting; Rohrs is

majoring in communication

studies and Van Antwerp

is majoring in public


School News is compiled

by Editor Peter Kaspari.

Send submissions to peter@


and complete strangers to

share their talents with all

of us.

I highly recommend

everybody check out Lake

Forest High School’s talent

show, and see what these

amazing young people can

do with their gifts.

go figure

An intriguing number from this week’s edition


The Lake Forest City Council

celebrated the 13th annual

Emerging Artist awards at its

regular meeting on Monday,

Feb. 18. Full story on Page 3.

The Lake Forest


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Healthy fare on the North Shore

Editors sample vegan dishes in Quick Bites, Page 22

Lake Forest’s Banner Day Camp co-sponsors 22nd

Century Media’s annual Camp Expo, Page 19

Ryan Callahan (left), of

Lake Forest’s Banner Day

Camp, talks to Yamini

Chigurupati, of Buffalo

Grove, during the annual

22nd Century Media North

Shore Camp Expo Saturday,

Feb. 22, at Northbrook

Court. Eric DeGrechie/22nd

Century Media

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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

1. Rental units, abbr.

5. Tangelo fruit

9. “I can take ___!”

14. Artsy Manhattan


15. Dr. Chomsky

16. Cow part

17. Messes up

18. Fasten a coat

19. Gray

20. Top card

21. New Trier girls

basketball coach, Teri

23. Chrysler engine

25. Old audio system

26. Hole-making


29. S. American tubers

32. Baseball’s Guerrero

and Martinez

34. Old Testament


38. Humorist Bombeck

39. In order (to)

40. Out of favor (with)

42. Vessel

43. Undercover device

44. Glencoe neighborhood

spot serving

coffee and juice

46. Stag’s topper

49. Armstrong’s landing


50. Unspecified numerical


51. Dudley Do-Right’s


54. Greek salad cheese

57. Stork

60. Century, for example

62. Ray Bradbury


66. Sock annoyance

67. Dollar bills

68. Korean or Pakistani

69. “Why should ___


70. P.D.Q., on “ER”

71. Actor Michael __

72. Mount Olympus


73. Home of the Kon-

Tiki Museum

1. In a muddle

2. Veranda

3. Musketeer number

4. Cry for assistance

5. Reverse

6. “Hey __ Looking”...

7. Respond to a joke

8. L’Enfant Plaza


9. Melbourne native,

for short

10. The good cholesterol

11. Snake R. state

12. After expenses

13. Risk

21. Pilaf base

22. Request to a vendor,


24. Choice bit

26. Pointer

27. “Pretty ____”

movie starring Richard


28. Future atty.’s exam

30. Friend of Nancy

31. Math term

33. Fillet

34. It allows for movement

35. Third rock from

the sun

36. Blood letters

37. “Mad Men” star Jon

39. Trumpeting creature

41. In excelsis ___

45. Soybean curd

47. Weasel, in winter

48. Electronics company

52. Boris and Natasha’s


53. Saint in Brazil

55. Campgrounds’


56. ‘He’s ___ nowhere


58. Produced

59. Dinner scraps

61. Regarding

62. Bunt, on a scorecard

63. Robert E. Lee’s side

64. Son of a son

65. Stir up

67. Spanish for bear


The Gorton Center (John

and Nancy Hughes


(400 East Illinois Road)

■7:30 ■ p.m. Friday, Feb.

28: Open Mic Night

First Presbyterian Church

of Lake Forest

(700 Sheridan Road)

■10 ■ a.m. Saturday,

Feb. 29: Tiffany

Stained Glass Window

Tour with Paul


Lake Forest Rec Center

(400 Hastings Road)

■9 ■ a.m. March 7: Mother

and Son Pancake


Cressey Center for the


(1500 Kennedy Road)

■5 ■ p.m. Saturday,

March 14: Lake Forest

Dance Academy

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(336 Green Bay Road,

(847) 433-6360)

■9 ■ p.m. every Wednesday

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(431 Sheridan Road,

(847) 432-0301)

■7 ■ p.m. every Monday:


28 Mile Vodka

(454 Sheridan Road)

■2-5 ■ p.m. every Sunday:

Country Sundays

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Music in the Lounge


Village Presbyterian


(1300 Shermer Road)

■7:30 ■ a.m. Saturday,

March 7: Annual Pancake


River Trail Nature Center

(3120 Milwaukee Ave.)

■11 ■ a.m. Sunday

March 15: Maple

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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.

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Annual 22CM expo promotes all things camping

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

They say variety is the

spice of life.

It can also be an important

factor when it comes

to selecting a camp as

evidenced by the number

of different vendors at the

sixth annual 22nd Century

Media Camp Expo, held

Saturday, Feb. 22, at Northbrook


The event, sponsored

by Lake Forest’s Banner

Day Camp as well as

Glenview’s Sports & Ortho

Physical Therapy and

Sports Medicine, offered

more than 50 camps from

across the Midwest region

and beyond.

“We had the most attendees

ever for this event.

There’s definitely something

for everybody,” said

Heather Warthen, chief

events officer of 22nd

Century Media. “We offer

sports camps. We’ve seen

an uptick in STEM camps.

There are a lot of art camps.

It’s really nice to have that


22nd Century Media is

the parent company of The

Wilmette Beacon.

The 22CM Camp Expo

gives businesses a chance

to meet potential camp attendees

and for a handful

of children-focused local

businesses to connect with

camping families. The

event features a variety of

camps from day camps and

overnight camps to sports

camps and arts camps, as

well as interactive activities

for children and teens.

“Summer will be here

before you know it. We always

hold this near the end

of February to give parents

some options for what do

with their kids in the summer,

but also year-round,”

Bodhi Hodari (left), 4, of Deerfield, meets Bubba, a pig,

and Jeff Lorenz, of Swift Nature Camp during the annual

22nd Century Media North Shore Camp Expo.

Warthen said. “It’s a great

one-stop shop as one of the

attendees said.”

The first 200 attendees

received a free drawstring

backpack, courtesy of

Sports & Ortho Physical

Therapy and Sports Medicine.

There was also a free

photo booth, courtesy of

PlayGround Games. In addition,

free face painting

and a balloon artist were

also in attendance.

Ryan Callahan, of Lake

Forest’s Banner Day Camp,

met with expo attendees at

his booth and walked them

through all the camp’s offerings.

“We have a ton of different

activities. We swim

every day. We feed them

lunch,” Callahan said of

his camp, which offers programming

for children between

the ages of 3 and 12.

“We have a door-to-door

bus service. Parents have

been enjoying hearing information

about the camp.”

Attendees Steven and Iris

Tran, of Lake Forest were

looking for sports camp options

for their boys, ages 4

and 7. They inquired about

the American Youth Soccer

Organization, servicing

players in Winnetka and


“Playing soccer is something

I did growing up, so

this camp could work for

my sons,” Steven Han said.

“We’ve also got a nephew

visiting this summer from

France, so we’re checking

into overnight camps.”

A popular option among

young people for camps

are those that offer music

instruction like School of

Rock, which will open in

Northbrook in April, and

Glenview’s Twelve Tone

Music School.

“All of my kids play

instruments,” said Han

Qi, of Wilmette, who was

shopping around with her

daughter, Shannon, a student

at Wilmette Junior

High School. “We thought

this might be a fit for us.”

John Lonergan, owner

of Twelve Tone Music

School, was appreciative of

the foot traffic that the expo

provided for his business.

“What’s unique about

us is we try to pair the instrument

together with

the campers. We do learn

popular songs, but one of

our focuses is teaching kids

the skills they need to make

their own music,” Lonergan

said. “We try to work on

having them jam together.”

The Foss Swim School,

Logan Langballe (left), of Northbrook, and Vikas Auluck, both of the American Youth

Soccer Organization, representing Glencoe and Winnetka, discuss camps with Steven

and Iris Tran, of Lake Forest, during the annual 22nd Century Media North Shore

Camp Expo Saturday, Feb. 22, at Northbrook Court. Photos by Eric DeGrechie/22nd

Century Media

Jennifer Malone (left), of Northbrook’s School of Rock, talks about camps with Shannon

Qi, of Wilmette, and her mother, Han, during the annual 22nd Century Media

North Shore Camp Expo.

located in Highland Park,

teaches children as young

as 6 months to appreciate

swimming and water while

also being safe. The school

offers two camping options

in the summer — twoweek

and four-week.

“We teach the kids the

importance of laughter.

Once they’re able to have

fun and let their guards

down a little bit, they’re

able to build confidence,”

said Steve Ott, school director.

The Baker Demonstration

School is a nationally

recognized private

school in Wilmette. With

their presence at the expo,

school representatives were

looking to bring awareness

to the camps Baker offers.

“We’re currently a small

camp looking to grow

some more. Our camp is

taught by Baker teachers

and staff,” said Rachel

Chase, middle school physical

education teacher at

Baker. “Each week, there’s

a different theme for our

preK through eighth-grade


To learn more about

the 22nd Century Media

Camp Expo, and to

see a full list of vendors

and participants, visit



20 | February 27, 2020 | The lake forest leader FAITH


Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church (680 West

Deerpath, Lake Forest)

Midweek Lenten Worship

10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Wednesdays through April

1. Join us as we fix our

eyes on Jesus, the founder

and perfecter of our faith,

this Lenten season. Our

sermon series will focus

on how various people

around Jesus viewed Him–

and how we should view

Him. Invite your family

and friends to learn what

Jesus has done to save us

all from our sins.

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.

Celebration Worship with


Weekly on Saturdays, 5

to 6 p.m.

Hogar de Fe

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)

Lent Worship with

Communion followed by


7-8:30 a.m., Wednesdays.

Lenten Study Group

7-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays.

Brown Bag Bible Study

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

Wednesday Night Supper

5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Join us around the table as

we share a weekly catered

buffet supper. Bring your

family and friends! No

charge. Details and RSVP:


Wednesday Women’s Bible


9:45-11 a.m., Wednesdays

in the South Parlor.

Grace United Methodist Church (244

East Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Boy Scouts

7-9 p.m. Mondays. Boy

Scout Troop 42 will meet

in Fellowship Hall.

Adult Formation

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at

Inovasi, 28 E. Center Ave.,

Lake Bluff.

Women’s Support Group

6:30 p.m., second Thursday

of the month. Our

support group is a group

of women that face challenging,

and, at times difficult

circumstances in our

daily lives. If you, a family

member, or friends (female

only please) that you

feel would benefit from

our group, please join us.

Bible Study

Saturdays, 8-9 a.m.

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. Thursdays

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the

Church of St. Mary offers

Eucharistic Adoration following

the 8 a.m. Mass. A

rosary will be prayed each

week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at

7 p.m.

Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

Senior High Youth Group

7-9 p.m. Sundays. All

are welcome for a time

of worship, teaching and

fellowship. Friends are

encouraged to attend. For

more information, call

(847) 234-1001.

The Bridge Young Adults


7-9 p.m., every Wednesday.

All young adults are

welcome to join. For more

information, contact The-


Financial Peace University

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

Financial Peace University

is designed to help

you achieve your financial

goals by showing you how

to eliminate debt and save

for the future. You will

be challenged and motivated

to make a plan for

your money and decrease

your stress over finances.

No matter how much you

make or how much debt

you may or may not have,

this class is for you!

The Fraternity

6-7:30 a.m. Fridays.

The Fraternity is a weekly

gathering of men’s small

groups to explore what the

Bible says about life, faith

and ideas that matter to

men. It’s an effort to combine

relevant topics with

Bible-based content that’s

accessible yet challenging

for any man. Learn more:



Women on Wednesdays

9-11 a.m. Join with

other women on Wednesday

mornings. Visit the

Women’s page for current

topic and to register: http://



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

Wednesdays. Join us the

first three Wednesdays

of the month for MOPS

(Mothers of Preschoolers).


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

GIFT (Growing in

Faith Together) offers a

potpourri of teachings

from students and teachers,

lay people and ministry

leaders. We look

forward to thoughtful presentations

with time for Q

and A in an informal, intergenerational


Drop-ins welcome.

The Church of the Holy Spirit (400 E.

Westminster Ave., Lake Forest)

Faith@Work Guest


7:30 a.m., Feb. 28. Bob

Murley, vice chairmansenior

advisor of Credit

Suisse and chairman of

Investment Banking in the

Americas will be speaking

at Faith@Work. For

more information or to get

involved, please contact

the Parish Office at chsoffice@chslf.org

or visit


Wednesdays in Lent

March 4-April 1

5:00 p.m. Lenten Holy


5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Night Dinners

Together at the Table

Parish Hall

Sundays in Lent

March 1-March 29

Lent is a season of reflection

and preparation.

Download a copy of our

Lenten Devotional Reflections

booklet and to listen

to our Lenten Podcast series

(chslf.org). Follow us

on Facebook (@chslakeforest)

and Instagram

(chslf) to see the daily

Lenten Devotional posts!

Wednesday Night Dinner

5:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays.

The Wednesday

Night Dinner series is a

hospitality ministry that

provides catered, professionally

prepared meals

each week. These evenings

create an opportunity

for everyone from parents

with young families

to senior members to step

out from their days and

take time to enjoy food,

fellowship, conversation

and to deepen their sense

of community. Child supervision

provided. RSVP

to chs-office@chslf.org,

(847) 234-7633 or online

at www.chslf.org.

Sharing the Faith – The

Basics of Christianity

Sharing the Faith: Basics

of Christianity Class

will be held Sundays beginning

March 1 at 11 a.m.

in Parish Hall. Visit chslf.

org for more info.

Prison Pen Pal Ministry


Following 10 a.m. service,

March 1. We will

gather in the CHS library

to share our experiences

and address any issues.

We welcome newcomers,

as we are constantly

receiving inquiries from

inmates seeking pen pals

and are eager to accommodate

them. To learn more,

contact the Parish Office

at (847) 234-7633 or chsoffice@chslf.org.

Choral Evensong

Evensong is part of the

regular round of daily worship

which has taken place

in England for nearly 800

years. Come experience

this beautiful Anglican tradition

at 5:00 p.m. in the

Nave. We hope to see you

there – March 7, May 30,

and June 28.

St. James Lutheran Church (1380 N.

Waukegan Road, Lake Forest)

Lenten Supper and Service

6:30 p.m., Wednesdays.

Please join us on March 4,

11, 18, 25 and April 1 for

a light supper. Lenten Vespers

services will follow at

7:30pm. Please visit www.

stjameslutheran.org, contact

the church office (847)

234-4859 or email sholmstrom@stjameslutheran.

org for more information.

Christian Science Society (Gorton

Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake


Testimony Meeting

7:30 p.m. first Wednesday

of each month. Come

to Gorton Center for

prayer, hymns, and readings

from the Bible, with

related passages from the

“Christian Science” textbook,

“Science and Health

with Key to the Scriptures”

by Mary Baker Eddy. Then

participants share their

own healings and inspiration.

For more information,

call (847) 234-0820

or email cssocietylakeforest@gmail.com.

Bible Blast

5-6 p.m. Sunday evenings.

Bible Blast is a family

program for children

4 years old through fifth

grade. Guide your child’s

spiritual growth and biblical

literacy to a new level

through Bible Blast. There

is a one-time registration

fee of $45. Free childcare

is provided for 3 years old

and younger.

Union Church of Lake Bluff (525 E.

Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff)

Live Wires

4-5 p.m. Wednesdays,

Fellowship Hall. Live

Wires is the Union Church

youth group for fourththrough

sixth-graders. The

group meets for lively discussion

and fun activities.

Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page

to peter@lakeforestleader.

com. The deadline is noon on

Thursday. Questions? Call

(847) 272-4565 ext. 21.

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Photo Op

Robert Burns Supper held in LF

A sold out Robert Burns Supper was held Feb. 1, 2020 at

the History Center of Lake Forest – Lake Bluff, 509 East

Deerpath Road, Lake Forest. Board Vice President David

Forlow and Executive Director Carol Summerfield are

flanked by dancers and a piper who provided part of the

evening’s entertainment. Scottish immigrants helped found

Lake Forest, and Lake Forest Scots would gather early

each year to honor poet Robert Burns. The History Center

of LF-LB has revived this tradition and held the inaugural

Robert Burns Supper earlier this month. Photo Submitted


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North Shore plant-based options dangle the carrot toward veganism

Staff Report

For the past six years,

more than half a million

people have spent the

month of January abstaining

from not only meat, but

dairy as well, cutting all

animal products out of their

lives to take part in an allvegan


According to a study

completed at Oxford University

in 2018, avoiding

meat and dairy is the “single

biggest way to reduce

your impact on Earth,”

leading many people to

make the switch to a vegan


It’s no longer January,

but that doesn’t mean

there’s not delicious vegan

dining options throughout

the North Shore.

The staff at 22nd Century

Media recently went

out in search of some of the

most delicious plant-based

bites in the area. Whether

you’re fully vegan, or just

willing to take a chance, we

hope you enjoy what we’ve

come up with.

Vegan Gyro Bowl —

Forest Greens Juice Bar,

Lake Bluff

When thinking of gyros,

the traditional Greek dish,

one probably doesn’t think

of it being vegan, since it’s

made with meat.

But Forest Greens Juice

Bar, which opened last year

in Lake Bluff, has a vegan

friendly version with its

vegan gyro bowl ($8.50).

As someone who is half-

Greek and loves gyros, I

couldn’t wait to try this


Lo vingMemory

Margaret “Betty” Eul

Margaret “Betty” Eul (née Evans) died peacefully

in Mother McCrory Manor on February 11, 2020 in

Columbus, Ohio at the age of 96. Betty was born June

25, 1923 in Lake Forest, IL, the daughter of John Lewis

and Blodwen Roberts Evans. She married her high

school sweetheart, Charles William Eul, Sr. in Lake

Forest, where they lived until 1988. They retired to Longboat Key, FL, where they

became boaters and enjoyed fishing and water activities. Betty was an avid knitter,

making beautiful afghans, baby sweaters and blankets that are cherished by her

family. She lived in Columbus, OH from 2013 until her death. She is preceded in

death by her parents and husband, son Charles William Eul, Jr., daughters Betsy

Davis and Melodie Shinneman, grandson Joey Calcese, brother George Evans,

and sister Virginia Pett. She is survived by son-in-law Nial Davis (Betsy) of Port

Charlotte, FL and grandchildren Laura Jennings (Bill) of Ninety-Six, SC; Robin

Buthman (Jay) of Salem, WI; Jeff Eul (Cathy) of Elk Grove, IL; Bruce Eul (Jennifer)

of Salem, WI; Ryan Eul (Stephanie) of Salem, WI; Maggie Davis of Columbus, OH;

Tiffany Inglis (Brian) of Columbus, OH; Eve Daniels of Olney, IL; Bonnie Eul of

Round Lake Beach, IL; and 17 great grandchildren.

No services are planned. Arrangements under the

care of the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI Funeral Home,

(614) 444-1185. To view and sign the on-line register,

visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com

vegan version.

Forest Greens owner

Annemarie Ranallo said

Lake Bluff and Lake Forest

have plenty of people

who want to see vegan

options, and many of the

restaurant’s menu items are

vegan friendly.

“Everything we make,

we also try to do a vegan

option,” she said. “We have

a chicken gyro bowl, and

since we have so many

vegans, we took out the

chicken and added chickpeas


In addition to chickpeas,

the vegan gyro bowl contains

cucumbers, pickled

onions, tomatoes, quinoa,

and Forest Green’s own

tzatziki sauce.

The vegan gyro bowl

can be ordered fresh or prepackaged.

And as a traditional gyro

lover, I can tell you I was

not disappointed at all with

the dish. It tasted delicious,

and all the flavors came together


Forest Greens Juice Bar

is located at 123 N. Waukegan

Road in Lake Bluff.

It’s open 7:30 a.m.-5:30

p.m. Monday-Friday, and

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. It’s

closed on Sundays.

For more information,

visit forestgreensjuicebar.


Story by Peter Kaspari,


The vegan gyro bowl ($8.50) at Forest Greens Juice Bar

in Lake Bluff includes chickpeas, quinoa, cucumbers,

tomatoes, pickled onions and the restaurant’s homemade

tzatziki sauce. Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media

Veggie burger — The

Mean Wiener, Highwood

Highwood’s Mean Wiener

is a beloved establishment,

twisting the idea of

a Chicago-style hot dog

stand on its head as it also

serves up Mexican classics.

But it’s not necessarily

known for its abundance of

vegan options.

Don’t count them out

yet, though, because the

restaurant does have one

vegan option on its menu

— the veggie burger.

The restaurant’s veggie

burger ($7.50) is a vegan

patty that can be topped

with ketchup, mustard, relish,

onion, lettuce, tomato

and a pickle. For an additional

$2.45, the veggie

burger can be made into a

double burger.

The vegan patty joins a

host of other burger options

at the restaurant, including

a classic hamburger,

cheeseburger and turkey

burger options.

The Mean Wiener is part

of the Once Upon Family

of Restaurants restaurant

group, along with Highwood’s

Lucky Fish.

The Geffen family has

been operating the The

Once Upon Family of Restaurants

in the Chicagoland

area since 1982. The Mean

Wiener is one of the more

recent additions to the family’s

eateries. It’s been serving

up its fusion of Chicago

and Mexican classics since

2013. The restaurant was

opened in the same spot

that the Geffen family previously

ran Catering by

Once Upon, which closed

in 2009.

The Mean Wiener is located

at 532 Sheridan Road

in Highwood, and is open

every day from 10 a.m.-9


Story by Erin Yarnall, Contributing


Vegan teriyaki tofu taco —

Eataco, Northbrook

Downtown Northbrook’s

Eataco offers its diners a

wide array of menu options,

many of which can

be customized and made

vegan friendly.

Among the restaurant’s

most popular vegan options

is its teriyaki tofu taco

($3.50), according to Serah

Cicek, one of Eataco’s


The popular taco is

served with a hearty portion

of grilled teriyaki tofu,

carrots, cabbage, cilantro

“It gets really great feedback

from everyone who

orders it,” Cicek said. “It’s

been a really well-received

taco for us.”

Cicek added the taco is

topped off with ginger garlic

bread crumbs, giving it a

“really good fusion flavor.”

Eataco also offers vegan

friendly tostadas, nachos,

Mexibowls and potato

bowls, in addition to the

several vegan friendly taco

options on its menu.

Cieck, a graduate of

Glenbrook North High

School, said Eataco will

also be adding several more

vegan friendly options in

the near future.

Eataco, located at 1350

Shermer Road in downtown

Northbrook, is open

from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday

and from 11

a.m.-9 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, visit

eataconow.com or call

(847) 715-9367.

Story by Martin Carlino,

Contributing Editor.

For the full story, visit Lake-


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26 | February 27, 2020 | The lake forest leader SPORTS


Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Jess Krug

Krug is a Highland Park

High School senior who

plays for the Lake Forest coop

girls hockey team.

How did you get

started playing


Both of my older brothers

played hockey. I was

always going to their

hockey games when I was

younger. I just got interested

in it through them.

What’s your favorite

part of playing


The community of girls.

Not many girls play hockey

so it’s a unique thing.

What’s the most

challenging part of

playing hockey?

I would say probably to

stay motivated. Just stay

motivated through hard

times. For us, we have really

late practices, it’s kind

of hard after a long day but

it’s all worth it in the end.

Do you have any pregame

rituals or lucky


Not really. We usually

just listen to music in

the locker room before a


What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

ever gotten?

Probably keeping your

head up, and also just trying

your best.

If you could play

another sport, what

would it be?

Dancing for sure. I think

it’s really cool, it looks fun

how fast they move.

What’s your favorite

place to eat?

I really like Domino’s

Pizza, I really like their


Who is your favorite


I really like Simone

Biles. She’s really inspiring

because of her background,

she came from a

rough background and she

photo submitted

shows how you can make

something out of nothing.

No matter what you can

turn a bad situation into a

good one.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

That’s a hard one. I really

like Fiji, that’s really


If you won the lottery,

what’s the first thing

you would buy?

I would donate some of

it for sure. Then maybe I

would buy a car.

Interview by Sports Editor

Nick Frazier

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap hoops, talk boys

swimming, wrestling, girls gymnastics

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

Loyola Academy boys basketball

head coach Tom Livatino,

way Way/No Way

with boys basketball, recap

state girls gymnastics and

wrestling and talk about

sectional boys swimming

and diving.

This Week In...



■Feb. ■ 27 - tri-meet at Glenbrook North,

4:30 p.m.


Zion-Benton 56, Lake

Forest 54

Jack Malloy poured in

23 points on Feb. 18.

Lake Forest 54,

Libertyville 53

Grant Kaus’ last-second

layup in overtime gave the

Scouts the road win on Friday,

Feb. 21. Asa Thomas

and Jack Malloy both

scored 16 points.

Lake Forest 48, Elk Grove


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First Quarter

The guys start off the

episode by recapping all of

the hoops action.

Second Quarter

Cade Nowik scored 12

points and Jack Malloy

added 10 on Saturday, Feb.



Lake Forest 51, Palatine


Halle Douglass put up

19 points, eight rebounds

and seven assists, while

Finola Summerville totaled

15 points and seven

rebounds in the regional

semifinal win on Feb. 19.


Lake Forest 7, Latin Blue 1


■Feb. ■ 28 - IHSA state at Evanston, 3:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 29 - IHSA state at Evanston, 11 a.m.


■Mar. ■ 4 - IHSA regional semifinal vs.

Highland Park (at Stevenson), 7 p.m.

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

Ramblers coach Livatino

talks after his team

competed for a conference


Third Quarter

With seeds out, Mike

and Nick face off in Way/

No Way as the two debate

over boys basketball.

Fourth Quarter

The guys talk both wrestling

and girls gymnastics

state championships.


To finish things off, the

hosts recap sectional boys

swimming and diving.

Kenendy Stein scored

thrice, while Hannah Ziperstein

had a goal of her own

in the AHAI state tournament

win on Feb. 19.


Antioch Invitational

Lake Forest finished

fourth in the seasonopening

invitational on

Friday, Feb. 21. Charlie

Aberle won the shot put

with a personal-best of

51’ 0.5”, while Nathan

Schmitt finished second in

the 1,600-meter run with a

time of 4:36.29.

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Going Places

Lake Forest native Lazzaretto ready for bigger challenge

Michael Wojtychiw

Contributing Sports Editor

The Atlantic Coast Conference

is considered the

pinnacle of women’s collegiate

lacrosse. An ACC

program has played for

the national title in each

of the last eight seasons

and last year’s final Inside

Lacrosse national rankings

had five ACC teams

ranked top 10 at the end of

the season.

To get a chance to play

in the nation’s top conference

is an opportunity

hard to say no to. Loyola

Academy junior Ellie Lazzaretto

couldn’t pass it up,

which is why on Jan. 22,

the Lake Forest resident

announced her commitment

to play at Duke University

in the fall of 2021.

“I’d been on a bunch of

visits to some other fantastic

schools,” Lazzaretto

said. “It just didn’t have the

‘it’ factor where I just felt

at home and I knew that

I would be happy there.

The second I got on campus

at Duke, there were

no doubts in my mind. ...

It’s intimidating, but it’s so

exciting. At the end of the

day I’m so thrilled and it’s

such an incredible opportunity.”

Growing up, Lazzaretto

had been a multi-sport

athlete but once she got to

Loyola as a freshman, that


Right after Christmas

during her freshman year

basketball season, Lazzaretto

was diagnosed

with shin splints, meaning

she’d have to rest and not

play sports as she healed.

That meant she’d miss the

start of lacrosse open gyms

which start right after

Christmas break, jeopardizing

her chances of making

the Ramblers’ varsity


“Once I was told that I

was going to have to take

two or three months off

for my shins, it was like,

‘Oh shoot, I don’t know if

I’m going to be able to do

this,” Lazzaretto said. “But

the good thing about what

I had, I could be up on the

turf and I could be doing

wall ball and working on

my stick skills. I think in

order to get back into the

swing of things, it was a lot

of physically hard work,

but also mentally because

injuries just challenge you.

I think a lot of people kind

of crumble with injuries,

or you rise up.”

Lazzaretto got another

chance to rise up last season

as her role expanded

with the Loyola varsity

squad and she quickly became

one of Ramblers’ top

scorers on a high-powered

offensive attack.

The then-sophomore

looked to jump into an

open spot that may have

been available in the Ramblers’

attack. She found

one behind the net on the

right side of the goal.

“Obviously I wanted

that spot, but it was never

an expectation that that

spot would just be given

to me,” Lazzaretto said. “I

think I really established

that would be my spot in

the first couple of weeks of

practice. The more I started

producing in games, the

more I started to believe in

myself and then I think it

just kind of grew exponentially

from there.”

Lazzaretto also had the

luxury of having her brother

Luca go through the recruiting

process before she

did. The elder Lazzaretto,

a defender at Princeton

University, took a different

path, having committed

Loyola junior and Lake Forest resident Ellie Lazzaretto

committed to Duke University in January. 22nd Century

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to Denver University his

sophomore year before decommitting

and then committing

to Princeton before

his senior year.

That helped his sister realize

not to rush anything

when it came to choosing

the right college and to

pull the trigger on when

she knew the moment was


“He just played such a

big role because he was always

someone that I could

call up and let him know

how everything was going,”

Lazzaretto said. “He

always offered another

voice and he gave me really

good advice and was

super supportive. There’s

a lot of people who advise

you on certain things based

on like their own personal

motivations. He was just

really good about having

my best intention in mind

and staying true to that.”

With her college decision

made, Lazzaretto now

looks to help a Loyola

program do something

it hasn’t done in the two

years since the IHSA recognized

lacrosse: win a

state title. With a lot of

talented teammates returning,

the squad looks to

have yet another successful


Lazzaretto knows the

pressure of choosing a college

is gone, but playing as

an ACC commit brings a

new set of challenges.

“It’s exciting because

I have these two years

to grow and develop and

hopefully get us back with

the trophy,” Lazzaretto

said. “But it’s a little intimidating

just because

it’s two years to grow and

develop, but it’s also two

years until I’m playing in

the ACC. I’m super excited,

but a little scared, but

it’s good pressure. I like

pressure and I think I do

well under pressure, so I

think it’ll be good.”

Girls Ice Hockey

From left: Kennedy Stein, Tess Clark, Abby Benjamin

and Sarah Matthews pose before the AHAI All-State

game on Feb. 10 in Bensenville. Photo submitted

Four Scouts named

to All-State team

Staff Report

Four members of the

Lake Forest co-op girls

team were named All-State

honorees and played in the

AHAI All-State game on

Feb. 10 in Bensenville.

LFHS students Kennedy

Stein and Tess Clark were

honored, as well as Highland

Park High School

goalie Sarah Matthews and

Stevenson High School’s

Abby Benjamin.

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Ranallo, Scouts win regional title

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

Freshman Bella Ranallo

stands at only 5 feet, 4

inches. But the Lake Forest

guard played like a

giant during the Class 4A

Lake Forest regional final

on Friday, Feb. 21, at Lake

Forest High School.

Ranallo scored 12 points

and grabbed 10 rebounds,

and her hustle on the

boards and in every phase

of the game played a critical

role as the No. 5 seed

Scouts held off No. 4 Stevenson

51-46 to win their

third regional title in four


“I just am always going

for the ball,” Ranallo said

of her rebounding. “Rebounding

isn’t just about

size. It’s about how much

you want the ball and how

hard you work to get it.

Rebounding is something

I’ve always tried to be

good at.”

Lake Forest coach Kyle

Wilhelm praised other aspects

of Ranallo’s play as


“It doesn’t matter how

big she is,” Wilhelm said.

“She knows the angle the

ball hits off the rim. And

she has the heart and desire.

That wasn’t even the

most impressive thing she

did. She forced so many

jump balls and stolen possessions

diving after loose

balls. Taking possessions

away from a team like Stevenson

is crucial and how

she went after loose balls

made a huge difference.”

Ranallo also came up

with a big bucket to keep

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the Patriots at bay. Stevenson

had gone on a 7-0 run

to cut a 45-34 deficit to

45-41 but Ranallo made a

tough runner with 2:14 left

in the game.

“I was just in the moment

on that shot,” Ranallo

said. “I wasn’t thinking

too much about the situation.

I saw an opportunity

and was able to convert.”

Halle Douglass (19

points, 7 rebounds) extended

the lead to 49-41

knocking down two foul

shots with 56.7 left to

play. Stevenson did cut

it to 50-46 with a 5-1 run

on free throws by Simone

Sawyer and a three by Nicole

Ware. But that was as

close as they got, as Douglass

split from the free

throw line with 17.5 to go.

Douglass went 12-of-14

from the line for the game.

Although the Patriots

did a decent job containing

Douglass, the Scouts were

still able to overcome that

thanks to efforts like Ranallo’s

and Molly Fisher’s

(14 points) as they never

trailed in the game.

“We just tried to play together

as a team,” Ranallo

said. “Halle scored when

we needed her to. But I

feel like we work well together

and we’re confident

in what everybody on the

team can contribute on

both ends. It was a good

team win.”

Ranallo has overcome

some early growing pains

which amounted to getting

more time at the varsity


“Early on it was just

inexperience and mistakes

that can be typical

of someone new to varsity,

especially someone

that young,” Wilhelm said.

“But she’s gotten better

“How hard she plays is what

you want to see from anyone on

your team.”

- Kyle Wilhelm, LFHS coach, on freshman

Bella Ranallo

and better every single day,

and how hard she plays is

what you want to see from

anyone on your team.”

The Scouts scored the

first six points and maintained

a lead throughout

the first half, going up 23-

16 on an 8-4 run on five

points from Douglass and

a three by Fisher.

Sawyer scored the final

five of the half though getting

Stevenson to within


And with the score even

at 32-32 in the third, Lake

Forest went on a 13-2 run

with Ranallo scoring six

during that stretch along

with four from Douglass

and a three from Fisher.

One of the reasons the

Scouts never relinquished

the lead was their perimeter

defense, as Stevenson

shot under 20 percent from

three-point range.

“We did a good job

sticking with their shooters,”

Ranallo said. “The

last time we faced them,

they got a lot more open

jumpers. So we wanted to

take away easy looks.”

“This game was reminiscent

of the way it is

when teams play each other

three times,” Wilhelm

said. “They’re very well

coached and we knew they

would be prepared. They

were able to take some

things away from us offensively.

But Molly was

out the last time we played

them and Halle was playing

hurt. So I think we did

a much better job on them

defensively and made

things tougher for them on

outside shots.”








about your favorite high

school teams. Sports

editors Michal Dwojak,

Michael Wojtychiw, and

Nick Frazier host the only

North Shore sports podcast.

Basketball Power Rankings

The 22nd Century Media Sports Editors ranked the North Shore area boys and

girls basketball teams in our coverage area throughout the season.


1. Glenbrook South

(Previous week: 1)

South won its programrecord

26th win of the season

against Conant before

falling in a heartbreaker to

Evanston in overtime. The

Titans will be the No. 2

seed in the Elk Grove Sectional.

2. Loyola Academy (2)

The Ramblers took

down both DePaul Prep

and Fenwick to win their

first outright conference

championship since 2013.

Loyola will be the No. 1

seed in the Elk Grove Sectional.

3. New Trier (3)

New Trier took down

Maine South to finish third

in the Central Suburban

League South. The Trevians

will be the No. 6 seed

in the Elk Grove Sectional.

4. Lake Forest (4)

Lake Forest dropped a

close game to Zion-Benton

before rebounding with

a strong win over Libertyville.

The Scouts will be

the No. 8 seed in the Prospect


5. Highland Park (5)

The Giants took care of

business against Maine

West to finish off CSL

North play. Highland Park

will be the No. 9 seed in

the Prospect Sectional.

6. Glenbrook North (6)

The Spartans dropped a

close game to Niles West

to finish play in the CSL

South. Glenbrook North

will be the No. 11 seed in

the Elk Grove Sectional.

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Lanigan, Scouts finish third at sectional

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

Lake Forest’s Luke Lanigan

has officially made

the transition from distance

swimmer to sprinter.

Two years ago, he qualified

for state in the 500-

yard freestyle. The next

year, it was in the 200 and

100. And this season he

will be making his third

appearance at state, this

time in the 100 and the 50.

He was third in the 50 in

21.56 at the Highland Park

sectional on Saturday, Feb.

22, at Highland Park High

School. Lake Forest finished

third as a team with

215 points behind Mundelein

and Highland Park.

“When I was a freshman

and sophomore, the team

needed me to be a distance

swimmer,” Lanigan said.

“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve

put a lot of work in the

weight room and gotten

stronger and that’s helped

me improve my sprinting

ability every single year.

So this year, we decided I

would take a shot with the

50. The 500 and 200 require

strategy. The 50, you

just go all out for 20 seconds.”

And it’s also a way to

help his team, which is

what makes him happiest.

“I’m glad that no matter

what event I’ve competed

in, sprint or distance,

it hasn’t just been

for my benefit. It’s helped

the team get more points

and qualifications,” Lanigan

said. “Qualifying in

sprints as well as relays is

great. And with our 200

and 400 relays, we have a

lot of good sprinters so it’s

worked well for us in a lot

of ways.”

Lanigan swam 47.01 in

the 100, also good enough

for third and was happy

with both of his individual


“My coaches said I did a

good job staying above water

consistently,” Lanigan

said. “Overall, both races

I had went very smoothly.

Obviously today is a day

you focus on your times

but there were a lot of

good swimmers in both the

50 and 100 so my overall

confidence level going into

next week will be higher.”

Lanigan wasn’t the

only Lake Forest swimmer

to qualify for state.

Colin Kingsley qualified,

winning both the 200 free

(1:42.97) and the 500

(4:39.97). The Scouts also

Scouts captain Luke Lanigan competes in the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Highland Park High

School. Photos by Phil Bach/22nd Century Media

qualified the third place

200-free relay of Lanigan,

Jack Clawson, Peter Landis

and Kingsley (1:27.11)

and the third place 400-

free relay of Lanigan, Landis,

Sidd Ohja and Kingsley

(3:12.52). Diver Sasha

Gray will try to qualify

at-large after taking eighth

(403.55) at the sectional.

RIGHT: Colin Kingsley

competes in the 500-yard



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to hold them back because

we know exactly the repercussions

that happen,

we know it’s not going to

be dealt with slightly, it’s

a dangerous situation. It’s

something we’re not condoning,

obviously, you

don’t do that.”

Sarauer, who is also the

director of hockey for the

Lake Forest High School

Hockey Association, said

his players who skated into

the Wildkits at full speed

displayed “unacceptable


“They should not have

done that, that’s clear,”

Sarauer said. “You don’t

do that as a hockey player

where you take a whole

sheet of ice to build up

speed and hit someone like

that, it’s dangerous, it’s

scary. We’re not condoning

that whatsoever.

“Those players, they

were going to be suspended

for the rest of the season

regardless of what AHAI

said anyway. The club itself

is not going to be okay

with that kind of behavior,

nor am I. That’s just frustrating

to see that.”

The referees were eventually

able to separate the

teams. It appears no Scouts

or Wildkits were seriously

hurt in the brawl.

As a result, Lake Forest’s

promising season

came to an abrupt end. The

Scouts compiled a 21-14-4

record and finished tied for

first in the IHSHL regular

season standings. Sarauer

also pointed out that Lake

Forest was one of the least

penalized teams in the conference

and never picked

up a game misconduct

penalty in league play.

While he’s disappointed

in his team’s actions,

Sarauer said he feels bad

for everyone involved in

the incident, including the

Scouts’ 16 seniors.

“To have it taken away

by another team who

doesn’t care one bit is

probably the most frustrating

part to me and the

most disappointing part,

that that happens that

way,” Sarauer said. “It’s

unfortunate for everyone,

even Evanston. It’s unfortunate

AHAI has to be

involved, and the video

goes viral. It’s unfortunate

that it happens like that,

it’s something we’re not

going to take lightly.”

Barrett said the AHAI’s

suspension committee is

still investigating the incident

to determine if any

additional discipline to

individual players will be


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Fisch earns first medal in third state appearance

Bill McLean

Freelance Reporter

A young Kristin Fisch

had zero tolerance for

couch potatoes. They’d get

in the way of her gymnastics

training at home.

“Furniture was my

equipment back then,” the

Lake Forest junior, sporting

a sheepish smile, recalled

at the girls gymnastics

state meet in Palatine

on Saturday, Feb. 22. “I’d

watch moves by Olympians

on TV and then try

doing some of them right


“Back handsprings …

I’d do those on our couch,

all the time,” the Scout


Fisch landed on an entirely

different kind of

cushion — and a significantly

safer one — in the

event finals on the second

day of her third state meet

last weekend. A qualifier in

the all-around and in three

events from the Mundelein

Sectional on Feb. 13, Fisch

tied two other gymnasts

(freshman Gabriella Riley,

of state team champion

Prairie Ridge, and Carmel

Catholic senior Isabella

Kropiwiec) for fifth place

on vault with a 9.6.

It was Fisch’s first career

state medal and the

first by a Scout since multiple

state medalist Kylie

Carlson bronzed on floor

exercise and Katherine

McKeon took fifth on the

uneven bars in 2013.

“Kristin deserved it, 100

percent,” Scouts first-year

coach Brittany Moccia

said of the prize Fisch collected

by executing another

clean Yurchenko layout

vault. “And she did it after

injuring her knee. Kristin

fights, she definitely fights

to the end.”

Fisch had sustained

the left-knee injury while

landing awkwardly on a

vault in the warm-up session

before the event finals.

She adorned her left

knee with a black band

— above a white band stabilizing

her injured right

ankle — before the session

featuring the state’s top 10


“I can handle pressure,”

Fisch said, referring

to what she learned

about herself at the twoday

state meet. “But it

was nice knowing, while

walking in before the start

of prelims that I’d get to

compete with (sophomore

teammates) Lindsay Fontana

and Taylor Cekay this

weekend. Their presence

made the atmosphere more

comfortable for me.”

Fontana, a first-year

state qualifier, tied for 30th

place on vault with a 9.25;

Cekay, a state qualifier in

the all-around like Fisch,

tied for 30th on the balance

beam (8.25) in her

second state appearance.

Fisch finished 22nd in

the all-around (36.125),

tied for 15th place on floor

(9.3) and tied for 26th on

bars (8.875) in the prelim

session. She came through,

big-time, in that afternoon

segment when she received

a 9.7 on vault.

Slotted No. 21 among

the lineup of 67 vaulters,

Fisch sprinted and

launched her frame following

consecutive vaults

by Fontana and Cekay.

“Amazing, that vault,”

Moccia lauded. “Kristin

was very confident, calm

and collected all season.

She was always prepared,

always ready to compete.

As a teammate? Fantastic.”

Lake Forest junior Kristin Fisch competes on the uneven bars at the IHSA state meet on Friday, Feb. 21, at Palatine

High School. Photos by Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

Taylor Cekay performs her balance beam routine.

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Waggoner, Owen end

impressive careers at state meet

From FEB. 22

Scouts withdraw from state

tournament amid investigation

22nd century media file



Stars of the week

1. Bella Ranallo

(above). The


played a key

role in helping

Lake Forest to

a regional title,

scoring 12 points

and grabbing 10


2. Kristin Fisch. The

junior earned

a fifth-place

state medal

after scoring a

9.6 on the vault


3. Colin Kingsley.

The swimmer won

two events at the

Highland Park

Sectional and

helped a Scouts

relay team qualify

for state.

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

In his final wrestling

matches with the Scouts,

Chase Waggoner had the

home-field advantage.

The senior made his

second-straight trip to the

IHSA state meet, held at

the State Farm Center in

Champaign from Thursday,

Feb. 20, to Saturday,

Feb. 22. A University of

Illinois-Champaign commit,

Waggoner wrapped

up his high school career

going 2-2 and finishing

eighth in the 170-pound


Waggoner was joined

by teammate Jack Owen,

who competed in the

285-pound division for

Lake Forest. Both Scouts

enjoyed taking in the

spectacle that is the state


“Just the environment

in itself is unlike any other

for high school wrestling,”

Waggoner said.

“There’s good competition

everywhere, every

match is a tough one. …

You walk through the tunnel

and you look up and

see thousands of people

in this big stadium, there’s

a jumbotron, your name’s

on it, there’s announcers.

It’s quite intimidating, but

it’s a really cool experience

to compete in.”

It was Owen’s first time

competing at the state

meet as a high-schooler,

and he was a big fan of the

meet’s atmosphere.

“Looking from the tunnel,

seeing on the board

your name being on deck,

it was just a great experience

as a whole,” Owen


Waggoner started off

with a first-round win

by 3-2 decision. He then

lost to Carbondale’s Luke

Daly by a tough 1-0 decision

in the quarterfinal


After rebounding with a

win by fall in the second

consolation round, Waggoner

then fell to Lanphier’s

Rodrick Love and

narrowly missed making


Owen wrestled well,

but lost both of his matches

by decision after placing

third at the Deerfield

sectional the weekend

prior. It wasn’t the result

Owen wanted, but he enjoyed

getting to take on

state with his classmate

one final time.

“I cherished the last

time being there with a

teammate,” Owen said.

“It was great to spend

one last time with your

teammates in such a highatmosphere

place like the

state tournament. It was

cool to see him wrestle

when I was taking time

off, then he also got to

watch me compete.”

Owen is unsure what

his plans are after graduation,

though he said he’s

interested in doing club

wrestling in college. Waggoner,

meanwhile, will

prepare to make an immediate

impact with the

Fighting Illini next year.

Though a 2-2 record at

state is impressive, Waggoner

said he wasn’t satisfied

with his performance.

The ranked wrestler

hoped to reach the podium

this year, and though he

wrestled clean, coming up

short is something that’s

still upsetting him.

A key part in the Lake

Forest program’s turnaround

the past few seasons,

Waggoner said the

end of his high school career

has been hitting him


“It’s been a tough weekend,”

Waggoner said. “It

really hit when I pulled

my Lake Forest singlet

down the last time, knowing

I would not put that

on to compete as a Scout

again. It was very emotional

for me.”

Luckily for Waggoner,

he’ll have plenty more opportunities

to win matches

at State Farm Center.

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

The Lake Forest boys

varsity hockey team has

withdrawn from the AHAI

state tournament amidst an

investigation on a postgame

incident in the Scouts’ final

IHSHL playoff game, The

Leader has learned.

AHAI president Mike

Barrett and Lake Forest

high school hockey head

varsity coach Steve Sarauer

said the Scouts’ withdrawal

was confirmed on Friday,

Feb. 21. Lake Forest was a

13-seed in the state tournament

and was scheduled to

play Fenwick on Sunday,

Feb. 23.

“We had multiple discussions

with AHAI,” Sarauer

said. “It led to a mutual

decision that withdrawing

from state was the best decision

for everyone.”

After the final buzzer in

the Scouts’ 1-1 tie against

Evanston on Feb. 15 at

Lake Forest College, several

Lake Forest and Evanston

skaters began fighting

in front of the Scouts’

fan section. Videos of the

brawl appeared on Barstool

Sports and TMZ on Feb. 18

and showed Scouts players

hip-checking Evanston

skaters at full speed.

According to the IHSHL

website, Evanston was

called for a cross-checking

penalty in the final second

of the game. Sarauer said

that resulted in some of the

skaters pushing and shoving

on the ice in the Evanston


Then, because the final

horn had sounded, the

Wildkit players on the

bench jumped onto the ice,

according to Sarauer. The

head coach said the result

was about 18 Evanston

skaters fighting with the

five Lake Forest skaters on

the ice as Sarauer and his

staff attempted to keep his

team on the bench.

“Our guys were pinned

up against the glass and in

a bad situation,” Sarauer

said. “They were getting

beaten up badly. There

were two to three guys on

every one guy, and some

guys were taking multiple

punches. … It was very

concerning at that point.”

Sarauer notes that Evanston

was playing in its final

game of the season, which

may have contributed to the

Wildkits’ aggressiveness.

Eventually, the Lake

Forest bench emptied onto

the ice and rushed to help

their teammates.

“It’s hard to say what

the right decision was for

the players,” Sarauer said.

“As coaches we’re trying

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“It’s quite intimidating, but it’s a really cool

experience to compete in.”

Chase Waggoner — Lake Forest senior wrestler on competing at the

state meet

tune in

What to watch this week

BOYS BASKETBALL: The 8-seed Scouts kick off the postseason

against Highland Park.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. on Mar. 4 at Stevenson High School.


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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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hockey withdraws from state, Page 31

Moving on Scouts

send swimmers to state

meet, Page 29

Lake Forest’s

Kristin Fisch

performs her floor

routine at the

IHSA state meet

on Friday, Feb. 21,

at Palatine High

School. Carlos


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