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Celebration of Giving A WINNETKA COUPLE IS PROUD TO CO-CHAIR CATHOLIC CHARITIES 30TH ANNUAL SPIRIT OF ST. NICHOLAS BALL NEXT WEEKEND. BY ALEXA BURNELL THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

Judy Castellini of Winnetka has dedicated her life to giving back and making a difference in her community. She has poured her heart and soul into her volunteer commitments to such nonprofits as the Ravinia Woman’s Board, Woodlands Academy, St. Josephinum Academy, and Hadley School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. So when she and husband Jerry Castellini were asked to cochair Catholic Charities 30th annual Spirit of St. Nicholas Ball on Friday, December 6, she was thrilled to take the lead. “The St. Nick Ball is not only the kick-off event for the Christmas season, but also a unique gathering of so many generous donors. Over the past 30 years, these donors have dedicated countless resources towards supporting the vital work the Catholic Charities provides for thousands of children in need throughout the Chicago area,” she says. “The Ball is also special in that it a multi-generational event, including many famiContinued on PG 10

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JEANETTE AND DANNY HODGKINSON RESCUE AN ICONIC LAKE FOREST MANSION FROM THE WRECKING BALL. BY SHERRY THOMAS THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

In a letter that F. Scott Fitzgerald sent to his daughter in 1940, the author famously wrote, “Once I thought that Lake Forest was the most glamorous place in the world. Maybe it was.” The longing in that sentence is palpable. Not for the city as much as a big white mansion on South Ridge Road and the socialite who lived there more than a century ago. The influence that Ginevra King (member of an exclusive sorority in Lake Forest self-dubbed “The Big Four”) had on Fitzgerald’s work is well documented, most notably in the character of The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan. His time spent in Lake Forest and at that house (with its immaculate English gardens) shaped the writer he would become and many of the works he would contribute to the American literary canon. Stepping into that home about 100 years later—a Howard Van Doren Shaw classic that came very close to being demolished after sitting empty for a decade—evokes a similar kind of longing. With boarded up windows, peeling paint, and all the fallout that comes from years of neglect, the elegant mansion where the King family wowed the young Fitzgerald had been frozen in time, just waiting for a new heroine to step in and recognize its significance to not only Lake Forest history but to American literature. That unlikely heroine was Jeanette Hodgkinson. Her crew (and devoted husband and business partner Danny Hodgkinson) call her Patrona. The Hodgkinsons purchased what is better known around town as “the Gatsby house” last year with a vision to restore the sprawling property to the height of its glamorous heyday. “We are discovering how well this house was built and it is very obvious Charles G. King spared no expense and cared very deeply for his home,” says Jeanette, who grew up in Woodstock assisting her father with construction projects—acquiring a wealth of firsthand experience. “We are treating the renovation the way he treated the original build, with great care and attention to detail.” She and Danny, a former state’s attorney in Waukegan who grew up down the road from this house when he was a boy, already had a business fixing up houses and reselling them. “My background could not have been more different from Jeanette’s. I was more inclined to call someone like Jeanette’s Continued on PG 10 Danny and Jeanette Hodgkinson PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANK ISHMAN

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Composer and performer Ann Hampton Callaway talks about her upcoming tour stops on the North Shore and in Chicago.

LIFESTYLE & ARTS 14 social scene

Author Alyssa Rapp inspires women on leadership at Wells Fargo leadership forum.

REAL ESTATE 16 houses of the week

We profile intriguing houses for sale on the North Shore.

SPORTS 20 silver playbook

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LAST BUT NOT LEAST 22 sunday breakfast

Lake Forest’s Devon Bruce talks about civic duty, fatherhood, and camaraderie on Car 553.

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NEWS GATSBY REVIVAL Cont. from PG 1 dad than fix it myself,” says Danny, who now has a private legal practice with criminal defense attorney Steve McCollum. “Interestingly enough, when I mentioned to my mom that we were buying this house, she reminded me that when I was just learning to ride my bike, the last owner was out for a walk with his nurse. He and my mom struck up a conversation about what a great day it was to be outside and he offered us lemonade.” Today, Danny says it is heartwarming to not only remember this story from his childhood but to know that someday he would be teaching his own son to ride his bike on the same street he did. As for the couple’s business, Belle Design LLC (named after their puppy, Belle), Jeanette says it started out

of the tragedy of unexpectedly losing her father, who meant so much to her. “My dad had a heart attack four months before our wedding,” Jeanette says. “At the time we were living in a first-floor condo on Diamond Lake and one of the third-floor penthouse condos went into foreclosure. We decided, along with the help of my mom, to take on a full renovation three months before our wedding. We did all the work ourselves with some help from fellow condo neighbors and family. It was fun and heartwarming for me to be able to use all my dad’s tools to create our new home. When we finished our condo, it was amazing. We instantly had a good amount of sweat equity so we decided to take another crazy leap and buy a single-family house to flip.” Jeanette says finding new projects has become a hobby for the couple. “For us, a fun Friday night is opening some wine and searching real estate listings. And it was one of those fun Friday nights that we stumbled upon this property. We were very confused as to how it fit into our realistic filters so we decided to drive by it,” Jeanette explains. “After driving around Lake Forest for some time unable to find the new street address, we texted our real estate agent and her response was “What on Earth are you guys up to!” She gave us the directions to find it and we immediately knew we had to get inside.” Much as the mansion enchanted the young Fitzgerald, the ghost of its ruins immediately enticed the couple to take on what they see as a forever home for their young son Bryson and Danny’s parents—who now live in a two-bedroom, threebathroom apartment-style suite on the second floor. “Knowing all that we know now about the home, it seems so magical,” Jeanette says. “I can just imagine the parties and the types of elite guests that would have come to this home at one time.”

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CELEBRATION OF GIVING Cont. from PG 1 As someone who loves history, Danny says knowing the story about Fitzgerald and Ginevra King helps every room in the house come back to life. “Seeing the way the home is laid out also impacts the way I read the book now,” he says. “Now knowing the strong connection to The Great Gatsby, I am trying to find ways of infusing Jay Gatsby into the renovation.” As the couple learned through research, the home underwent an elaborate renovation in 1938, around the time of the Chicago World’s Fair. If anything, the additions and enhancements—including a circular Art Deco bathroom that was once considered the most innovative of its kind in America— only elevated the Gatsby-style glamour.

Now having moved into the house with an eye on completing the kitchen renovation by Christmas, Jeanette and Danny are also working closely with the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation to give their labor of love the designation it has long deserved. “The house was approved for Lake Forest landmark status. The next step is the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office, which will get this house recognized as a state and national landmark,” she says. “To qualify for this we need to follow the guidelines set by the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation. We are working with a fabulous team, Susan and Gwen from Benjamin Historic Certifications, and they are guiding us through this entire process.” Just as Van Doren Shaw’s crew meticulously assembled each detail, Jeanette’s team is recreating all the pieces that have either been damaged or have fallen into disrepair—to the extent of replicating original windows by hand. After the house is done, the plan is to move on to the part of the property Fitzgerald mentioned so many times in his work, from The Great Gatsby to his short stories. “We want to bring the gardens back to what they looked like when they were constructed during the years of 1917 to 1919,” Jeanette says, explaining that while they have been told the grounds were likely to have been designed by Jens Jensen, they are still tracking down official documentation. “The goal is to make the space into the elegant party spot it was built for, so once again … just like F. Scott Fitzgerald said … ‘The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter’.” With a new “roaring twenties” chapter upon us again on the eve of 2020, we are certain it will be, once again.

lies who come together once a year to celebrate the Spirit of St. Nicholas and help provide support to those in need.” Jerry, who works as President, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of CastleArk Management LLC, shares his wife’s enthusiasm. “I chose to involve myself with Catholic Charities because of the variety of outreach services they offer and the volume of those they reach,” explains Jerry, who brings knowledge gained from his position with Notre Dame University’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, an organization committed to reducing poverty and improving lives through evidence-based programs and policies. Jerry says that 38.1 million people live in poverty in the U. S. and $1 trillion is spent annually fighting poverty. As little as 1 percent, however, goes to evidence-based programs. “Also, there are steps, based on research and experimentation, that can spare a family from getting into a dark situation in the first place. For one family to receive shelter services, it costs about $35,000. But what if I told you that we could prevent that family from even stepping foot into the shelter in the first place for as little as $1,500? While homelessness cannot be cured entirely, there are interventions that can help make a real impact for many.” Catholic Charities was founded in 1917 to fulfill the Church’s role in providing charity to all people, regardless of religious belief. It is guided by the values of respect, compassion, competence, and stewardship. While the agency’s services benefit people of all ages, proceeds from Catholic Charities’ St. Nicholas Ball go to youth who are affected

during times of crisis, poverty, or despair. It is this commitment to children that inspires Judy and Jerry to help. “There are countless opportunities to give back to the Chicago community and help make a difference. We chose to chair this event because we feel strongly that the services offered by Catholic Charities are both high impact and widespread throughout our communities,” says Judy. “We also believe that to be able to provide appropriate support services for children and families in need is to help set the stage for their future success. We are honored be able to play a role in that process.” More than 1,100 guests are expected to attend the black-tie affair, held at the Hilton Chicago. The spirit of goodwill will be combined with the joy that the holiday season brings as the event features a gourmet dinner, wine, live entertainment by the Ken Arlen Orchestra, and dancing. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests can expect to hear from Honorary Chairman Reverend Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago and Kathy Donahue, Acting President of Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses of Chicago. All proceeds benefit Catholic Charities children’s programs, which last year served nearly 700,000 children in Cook and Lake Counties. As part of the ball, guests are also invited to participate in the Celebration of Giving Toy Drive. Donations of new, unwrapped children’s toys and gifts will be accepted at the entrance of the ball. All toys collected will be distributed to the children who the Catholic Charities serves this Christmas season. For gift ideas or more information about the Celebration of Giving, visit catholiccharities.net.

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NORTH SHORE NATIVE ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY RETURNS NEXT MONTH FOR SEVERAL PERFORMANCES. BY GREGG SHAPIRO THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

North Shore native and chanteuse Ann Hampton Callaway is perhaps best-known for being the composer and performer of one of the jazziest TV theme songs ever—“The Nanny Named Fran” from the Fran Drescher sitcom The Nanny. Of course, there’s more to Callaway than that. She’s the older sister to singer (and occasional duet partner) Liz Callaway. She has released more than a dozen albums during the course of a recording career that has lasted more than 25 years. On her latest,  “Jazz Goes to the Movies” (Shanachie), Callaway applies her impressive vocal skills to a set of 14 songs written between 1927 (Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” from The Jazz Singer) and 1962 (Rodgers and Hart’s “This Can’t Be Love” from Jumbo). As the opening cut states, the album “’S Wonderful” (composed by the Gershwins for “An American in Paris”) in the way that it offers listeners another way to enjoy these classic tunes. I had the pleasure of speaking with Ann before she embarked on her latest concert tour. We talked to her before her December 14 appearance with sister Liz at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Callaway will also perform with Urban Knights at City Winery in Chicago on April 23, 2020. Here’s what she had to say: Before we talk about your music and upcoming tour dates, I’d like to begin by asking how, after years of living in New York, and being a Chicago-area native, do you like living in Tucson, Arizona? I love living in Tucson, Arizona. I got lucky and found an incredibly beautiful home that makes me feel like I moved to heaven and God is my roommate. I’m on the road so much of the time that it doesn’t really matter where I live. I was living in New York and almost never doing anything in New York except paying its prices. My better half (Kari) is from Tucson, and it was time to switch turf and give this a try. What’s great about what our life is that when I come home from touring and doing what I love, I have this beautiful, relaxing, stunning home with the mountains and the big skies. It’s turning into a beautiful lifestyle of performing, spending time in New York, and of course we visit my hometown maybe once or twice a year. I am a woman of the world. Anyone who’s fortunate enough to have a career, you’re basically on the road a good percent of the time. Wherever I hang my hat is home. I have dear friends wherever I go. It’s a kind of exhausting and amazing life. I feel blessed. On your most recent album, “Jazz Goes to the Movies,” you cover 14 songs from movies made between 1927 and 1962, from The Jazz Singer to Billy Rose’s Jumbo. What was involved in the song selection process? The CD started with my good friend and beloved record producer Lisa Schiff. She’s the woman who is probably responsible for creating Jazz at Lincoln Center. She’s a real mover and shaker and huge fan of mine who’s recorded many

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of my CDs. She said, “Ann, I think it’s time for you to record another CD. I’d love to work with you. Here are some songs I’d love to hear you record.” I listened to the songs she gave me and I noticed the ones I related to had something in common. They were all from movies. We had something really beautiful here; a theme without even knowing into it. I’m kind of an old-fashioned person and I love breathing new life and energy and taking a listen to words and music to see how it’s relevant today. We had a ball! We sifted through the various things we both brought to the table until it looked like we had a gorgeous show. Some of these were arranged already and some had to be arranged. The result of it is a CD of love songs from a time when some of the best songwriters of the great American songbook were writing. It was during a similar time in national history when Americans were going through a lot of angst. I feel like we are (also) in a challenging time. There’s so much unknown and anxiety; people are feeling alienated. The idea was to return to songs that were written during the war or the depression (when) people were coming up from all of that, that bring beauty and inspiration and hope to people and are so well-made and timeless. The response I’ve been getting, traveling around and doing the shows and radio, has been very positive. I’m so happy that the CD is in the preGrammy nomination category. You mentioned being on the road. One of the shows for which you are currently touring is The Linda Ronstadt Songbook in which you celebrate

the music and career of Tucson, Arizona native Linda Ronstadt. Do you focus on a specific period or do you incorporate the full Ronstadt spectrum? It’s not possible to put on a great show and do the entire spectrum. It would need to be a threenight series. I just saw the documentary about her, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice. What a powerful, extraordinary career she had. I’ve sort of unknowingly created a legacy series. I love celebrating women—the trailblazers who inspire me, who made it possible to what we now take for granted; having a career as a woman doing many kinds music about which I am passionate. I thought I would be spending more time focusing on my normal wheelhouse music—the great American songbook—for which she did fabulous albums with the great Nelson Riddle. Have you heard from Linda about the show? Yes! She and I have a mutual friend, Dan Guerrero. He’s the one who put me in touch with her. She helped me find some of the charts. I’m using some of her charts when I do symphony shows. She put me in touch with various people in her life. She gave me a beautiful quote. She said she was so happy someone of my caliber was performing her music. She felt like my voice brought a lot to it. I asked her, “Of all the songs that you’ve ever sung, which is the core of who you are?” She wrote back, “Heart Like A Wheel.” We have occasional correspondence and I’ve spoken to her on the phone. She couldn’t be a nicer person; an amazing human being. The way she’s living

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through this chapter of her life. To have a voice and career like that and not sing anymore when you love to sing so much and you have all that talent. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to say thank you to her for her inspiration and the way she took a lot of music that I love and made it famous and loved again. In addition to The Linda Ronstadt Songbook, you are performing your Broadway With the Callaways show with your sister Liz at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie. What does it mean to you to perform on the North Shore, not far from where you grew up? It’s fabulous! My years at New Trier Township East High School in Winnetka and the friends I made, who have remained very close friends through the years, are a huge part of my heart and soul. Returning to that part of what feels like home is always a joy. The audiences knew our dad and knew about our mom. It’s like they’re part of our family. It’s special to be able to share that. So many of them have been loyal listeners throughout the years. They bring their families and their friends and turn them on to what we do. It’s like a family reunion. It’s not just a concert. It feels like a love fest. Liz and I put a lot of love and care into every show we do. This new show is so much fun. Anyone who loves Broadway and appreciates what we do is going to have a fabulous time. For more information about Callaway’s December 14 concert, visit northshorecenter.org. THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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Waves of Talent RECORD-SETTING MEDLEY RELAY PAVES WAY TO NEW TRIER’S RUNNER-UP FINISH AT STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING MEET. BY BILL MCLEAN THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

En route to helping New Trier’s 200-yard medley relay set an astounding record at the girls swimming and diving state meet in the home water last weekend, senior Joelle Ohr—the unit’s anchor leg—encountered turbulence from neighboring lanes. “We were so far ahead by the time I entered the pool,” Ohr said, heaping praise on relay mates Carly Novelline, Kaelyn Gridley, and Greta Pelzek. “That meant I had to deal with the waves that the swimmers trailing [in lanes 3 and 5] us were making.” Degree of difficulty … it’s not just a factor in diving. Ohr, unfazed, plowed through those forces and potential distractions and still—still!—came up big on November 23. The swift quartet clocked an Illinois State High School Association-record 1:40.43 to supplant a mark (1:41.68, set by a Fenwick foursome) that had stood since 2011. “Our time in that relay totally blew me away,” New Trier swimming coach Mac Guy said. Guy will have to hang on to something, tightly, for at least the next two seasons. Pelzek is a junior, and Novelline and Gridley are sophomores. Novelline later touched first in the 100 backstroke (53.92) at the state meet; in the next event, Gridley successfully defended her state title in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.53. The trio of gold-medal efforts highlighted the Trevians’ runner-up showing in the team standings. Eventual state champion Neuqua Valley led NT by only six points before the start of the final event, the 400 freestyle relay. NV then won the event in 3:23.98 to clinch its second straight state championship—and second in program history—with a 183-point total. New Trier, third in the 400 free relay (3:24.94), tallied 169 points, ahead of third-place Oswego East coop (133). Since 2009, New Trier has finished in the top five in the team standings 10 times, including the program’s four consecutive state titles from 2010-13. The Trevs had entered last weekend’s state meet with an undefeated record.

2-for-2: New Trier sophomore Kaelyn Gridley, seen here competing at last year’s girls state swimming and diving meet in Evanston, successfully defended her 100-yard breaststroke championship at last weekend’s state meet at New Trier. She also helped the Trevians’ 200 medley relay set a state record (1:40.43).. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOEL LERNER

Super stuff, for sure. But NT’s victory in the 200 medley relay—the first event of the finals session at the two-day meet—set a pulsating tone for NT’s entire crew, including talent-laden divers Erin McNally and Katie Lipsey, and deserves a spot on some List of Unforgettable Illinois Swim Feats. The 1:40.43 will stick around. For quite some time. Our time in that “Watching that relay made me want to do better,” said Lipsey, a senior who finished in fourth place (430.85 points) and collected her fourth top-12 state relay totally blew medal. “Our team’s energy level after the relay was so high,” me away. McNally, eighth in diving at state last fall, said after taking third (433.3 points) at her final prep meet. Pelzek, who served as the record-setting relay’s No. 3 leg, was somehow able to settle down after the thrilling accomplishment. “It calmed my nerves, because all season long we “We … swam … so … well,” a proud, still-stunned were a strong team in the second half of meets,” said Guy said following the presentation of team trophies. Pelzek, who also placed fifth in the 100 butterfly (54.9) “We did our absolute best, finishing runner-up to an and 11th in the 200 IM (2:06.15). amazing Neuqua Valley team. What Carly did in the Ohr hit the water at state as a three-relay, 100-yard 100 back for us, after missing significant time with a freestyle qualifier for the third year in a row. After knee injury this season, was phenomenal. Same for anchoring the special medley assemblage, the Cornell Kaelyn, winning another breaststroke title.”

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University-bound swimmer helped NT’s 200 free relay take fifth (1:34, 93, with Gridley, senior Alyssa Knaus, and sophomore Jane Sanderson) and that 400 free relay finish third (with sophomore Leslie Wendel, Sanderson, and Novelline). “Great leader,” Guy said of Ohr. “And she was such a rock for all three relays. I’m going to really miss her. “We all will.” Other significant New Trier results at state last weekend: Novelline (2nd place, 100 free, 49.38); Gridley (8th, 50 free, 23.77); Wendel (8th, 100 fly, 55.57); and Ohr (10th, 100 free, 51.73). Trevians senior Sela Cornell also stood out, dropping time in each of the four Athletes with Disabilities events. She touched runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (1:30.54) and pared more than five seconds off her seed time in the 200 free to place fourth (2:35.28) in the event. QUOTE-WORTHY: New Trier diving coach Bruce Kimball, on Lipsey and McNally after last weekend’s state meet: “Great leaders, great practice divers. Both were consistent today [November 23], and both controlled the only thing they could control—their attitude. Both can be strong divers in college.”

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LAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL: A King did not reign at the state meet last weekend, but Scouts freshman Mary Grace King certainly deserved a bow for finishing in eighth place in the 500-yard freestyle (4:58.38) in New Trier’s natatorium on November 23. Only two freshmen from the event’s field of 33 had advanced from the state preliminaries the previous day to the championship and consolation heats. “Yesterday [November 22, during prelims] was more stressful than today was,” said King, who planned to swim in a mile race at a club meet in Barrington on November 24. “I wanted to swim in the ‘A’ final [top 6], but I’m really happy. Apparently I looked really nervous to my coach [Carolyn Grevers] on the first day. Plus, I usually talk a lot, and I wasn’t talking much that day. Coach gave me good advice.” King’s approach to racing on Day 2 at her first state meet? “I listened to music and told myself, again and again, ‘It’s just another meet.’ ” LFHS senior Julia Tanna swam faster than her seed time in three of the four Athletes with Disabilities events. She earned a gold medal in the 100 breaststroke (2:09.03). THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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S U N D AY B R E A K FA S T

A “Rail” Good Man DEVON BRUCE—LAKE FORESTER, CHICAGO ATTORNEY, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF METRA UNION PACIFIC NORTH LINE CAR 553—SHARES THE IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC DUTY, FATHERHOOD, AND CAMARADERIE ON CAR 553. BY BILL MCLEAN ILLUSTRATION BY BARRY BLITT

Uncle Terry would shake hands with a constituent, listen to the constituent, converse with the constituent, listen some more. A minimum wage worker? A millionaire? A mother of four? A single father? It did not matter. Uncle Terry—aka Terry Bruce, native of downstate Olney, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Illinois-19th District)—would treat each the same. Nephew Devon, meanwhile, was watching Uncle Terry. And listening to Uncle Terry. And admiring Uncle Terry. Nephew Devon—aka Devon Bruce, Lake Forest resident, Chicago attorney, chairman of the board of Metra Union Pacific North Line Car 553, recently appointed vice chairman of the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois— sits in a chair in a cozy room at his home, intermittent sparks from a fireplace providing both warmth and crackling, delightful background music. “Uncle Terry,” the affable-to-thebone Devon Bruce says, “showed deep respect for everyone. The influence he had on me was indelible. I loved joining him on his trips when he was in office. He was a middle-of-theroad moderate, sworn in by [former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives] Tip O’Neill. Remember Tip? He worked well with Democrats and Republicans. Uncle Terry did, too; he worked through differences, like all good, civic-minded people do. “Today?” adds the 49-year-old, a graduate of Springfield High School, home of the Senators. “There’s too much polarization in politics and in our country.” You wouldn’t find an iota of that in Car 553. Formerly known as “The Deerpath,” the private rail vehicle is the only operating membership commuter car in the U. S. It stops in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Winnetka, and other North Shore towns to and from the city. Under Bruce’s leadership three years ago, Car 553 was refurbished. It received new carpeting, upholstered seats, a modern refrigerator and a small bar (coffee in the morning; other beverages in the late afternoon), among other upgrades. The setting’s warmth hugs its riders and later lets them breathe as they prepare for the workday. “There seems to be a mystique to the car,” Bruce says. “People enter it for the first time and think, ‘Oh, this feels exclusive.’ But I don’t look at it that way. Yes, people submit applications, and there is a cost … a very reasonable cost. But the car is welcoming, with guests allowed to travel with members. Six college students, serving as interns at companies

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in the city, used Car 553 for their commute last summer. “It’s all about the camaraderie in the car,” he continues. “It’s very, very social for many of us throughout the 32-mile, 53-minute commute. We sit down. Some work. Some talk. We make lifelong friends.” Bruce pauses. He has a man on his mind. A lifelong friend. A Lake Forester named Richard

“Buzz” Norton. Apparently any discussion about Car 553 without mentioning Norton is akin to a How to Build a Rail Transport Car book without a chapter devoted to metal wheels. “ ‘Buzz’ Norton is Car 553,” insists

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Bruce, who moved from Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood to Lake Forest with his family (wife Yvonne, a native of Ireland, and their four children, ages 17 to 10) about five years ago. “He’s a funny, funny man, quick-witted, and very kind. He’s been the lifeblood of Car 553 for decades. ‘Buzz’ is the reason Car 553 exists, the reason it’s still on the tracks today. We owe it all to him.” Norton and Bruce traveled together to East St. Louis a couple of times after the decision was made to spruce up Car 553 in 2016. East St. Louis is home to a company that specializes in refurbishing rail cars. Do something right or don’t do it at all, right? An antiques dealer and former Lake Forest mayor, Norton likes to hit estate sales with Yvonne Bruce. It’s time for Devon Bruce to share an engaging story—one that happened on a night in Dublin years ago. He was in a bar with friends and loved ones, at around 9:30 p.m., and he noticed a man had just entered the establishment. The newcomer looked to his right, then to his left. He stood around, for a while. Bruce identified with him. “We’ve all been there,” Bruce says. “You know, when you’re not sure what to make of a place or if you want to stay there much longer. Nobody said anything to him, so I did. I asked him, ‘Would you like a drink?’ ” The men sat together and got to know each other. They talked bird hunting, one of Bruce’s many passions. The acquaintance’s last name? Guinness. Arthur Edward Rory Guinness, specifically, a member of the family known for producing a certain stout beer and none other than the 4th Earl of Iveagh. The denizen of Elveden Hall in Suffolk, England, was a member of the House of Lords from 1992-99. Bruce calls him Ned. Ned has visited the Bruce family in Lake Forest. Bruce plans to visit Ned in early December. “It doesn’t cost you anything to be nice to people,” says Bruce, the son of educators Ken and Rosalind Bruce. “I grew up surrounded by kindness. My parents, my grandparents … all kind, all giving. My sense of civic duty—being around Uncle Terry, more than anything else, gave me that.” A trial attorney at a small firm in Chicago, Bruce serves in various capacities on several boards, including Navy Pier’s, Lake Forest College’s, the Ireland Fund’s, and the Irish Fellowship of Chicago’s. Gov. J.B. Pritzker appointed Bruce to that position with the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois. But the role Mr. Bruce cherishes the most starts with a “D” and ends with a “d.” Dad Bruce takes fatherhood seriously. “I don’t have a degree in parenting,” he says. “Who does? What I can do is set an example, pass along values and morals and the importance of giving back. Yvonne and I have to be constant examples for our children. “They’re watching what we do.” THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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