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Revival Revealed THE 108-YEAR-OLD WINNETKA COMMUNITY HOUSE IS BEING REINVENTED FOR LIFE IN THE 21ST CENTURY BY LIBBY ELLIOTT THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

With its quaint shopping district, elegant lakefront homes, and small-town traditions, Winnetka is often described by residents as a real-life Mayberry—an idyllic, 150-year-old village seemingly frozen in time and impervious to change. But nowhere is that notion less true than at Winnetka’s 108-year-old Community House, where a year-long revitalization initiative is underway to reenergize, modernize, and deliver this historic village icon triumphantly into the 21st Century. “Our goal is to stay vital and culturally relevant,” says Bob Thomas, Community House Winnetka’s President and CEO. “We are no longer looking inward. We’re looking outward.” On March 18, during an all-day Open House and Spring Registration Rally, the newly rechristened Community House Winnetka will unveil its comprehensive rebrand and enhanced website, as well as a bold new offering of programs and classes. Members of the North Shore community are invited to celebrate the nonprofit’s “grand reveal” with a full schedule of family-friendly activities Continued on PG 10

COMPASSIONATE CAUSE THE WOMEN’S BOARD OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES HOSTS ITS 30TH ART OF CARING GALA ON APRIL 6 BY ELAINE DOREMUS THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

More than 50 years ago, a young, unwed pregnant woman needed help—to see her pregnancy through and to make the difficult decision to give her baby girl up for adoption. Catholic Charities provided the help. That adopted baby went on to graduate from college and own a small business. Today, she is a grown woman living in Lake Forest with a family of her own. “I was adopted through Catholic Charities by two wonderful people unable to have children of their own,” says the Lake Forest woman who now serves on the Women’s Board of Catholic Charities. “There is no way of knowing for certain how my life would have been different had I not been adopted. I would say after having my own children and as I have gotten older, I have been able to appreciate the selfless decision made long ago that set me on my life’s path. I was the recipient of a great blessing to have been adopted through Catholic Charities and feel it an equal blessing to help others on their behalf.” And so it goes. This story is just one example of the countless people who have been helped by the dedicated volunteers of Catholic Charities and the Women’s Board who have continued to pay it Continued on PG 10

Sondra Adam and Nadine Shepard PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBIN SUBAR

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INDEX

NEWS 11 base the camp for upcycling

Brushwood Art Supply Exchange (BASE) generates creative reuse.

LIFESTYLE & ARTS 12 social scene

Tricks (by a magician) and treats (hors d’oeuvres) highlight Illinois Holocaust Museum event.

12 north shore foodie

Irish—plus natives from other countries—up for St. Patrick’s Day fare at Celtic Knot Public House in Evanston.

REAL ESTATE 14 open houses

Find out — complete with map — which houses you can walk through for possible purchase on the North Shore this weekend.

16 houses of the week

We profile intriguing houses for sale on the North Shore.

SPORTS 20 sweet season ends Loyola Academy’s boys basketball team reaches Round of 16 in the state playoffs.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST 22 sunday breakfast

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NEWS COMPASSIONATE CAUSE Cont. from PG 1 forward for the past century. Today, the agency has grown to be one of the largest private, nonprofit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting more than one million people, without regard to religious, ethnic, or economic background. For the past 30 years, the Women’s Board of Catholic Charities has been hosting its annual Art of Caring benefit, raising critical funding necessary for Catholic Charities to provide and expand upon its services throughout Lake and Cook counties. This year’s special anniversary Art of Caring event, “Compassion with Purpose,” will take place on April 6 at the Armour House Mansion and Gardens at Lake Forest Academy. Since its inception, according to Karen Daniels, Associate Director of Development Catholic Charities, Lake County Services, the Art of Caring and the Women’s Board have raised well over 5.8 million dollars and had more than 110 sponsors for the event. The agency operates 158 programs from 174 locations throughout Cook and Lake counties. With a goal to help each client of Catholic Charities become as self-sufficient as possible, the agency offers a comprehensive network of services ranging from food pantries to mental health counseling, affordable housing, senior services, and everything in between. “Each year the event grows and that means Catholic Charities can help more of those in need,” Daniels says. Last year’s benefit raised more than $450,000. To celebrate its 30th “Pearl” anniversary, this year’s Art of Caring will indeed be special—with a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and program, dancing to the music of LFC Entertainment, a live auction, a $5,000 cash raffle, and a few surprises. Higher level sponsors and underwriters will be invited to an intimate pre-event Mass celebrated by Monsignor Michael M. Boland. And, a brave woman will share her story of resilience and the role Catholic Charities has played in her life. Also new this year is the theme for the event—

REVIVAL REVEALED Cont. from PG 1 set to take place at Community House Winnetka between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. “While families register for their new spring courses, they can also enjoy all day free access to the fitness center, free dance and exercise classes, a scavenger hunt, and a garden-inspired arts and crafts table,” says Thomas. Founded in 1911, Community House Winnetka is one of only seven non-tax supported, privately funded, community houses left in the United States. Built on land gifted to the Village by the Winnetka Congregational Church, the original Community House facility remained relatively unchanged as generations of Winnetkans grew up attending Community House ballet, karate, and dog obedience classes as well as annual dance and children’s theater productions in the 364-seat Matz Hall—the largest theater on the North Shore. For years, the historic landmark Community House has served as home base for a long list of local nonprofits, including The North Shore Art League, The Winnetka Youth Organization, and the Junior League of Evanston. But as times changed, long-time Winnetka residents were eager to see this neighborhood resource evolve and embrace the outside world. “As someone who has lived in Winnetka for nearly 25 years, I’m delighted to see this historic building

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Sondra Adam and Nadine Shepard PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBIN SUBAR

“Compassion with Purpose.” “We kicked around a few different words and lines, and we kept coming back to the word compassion,” says Nadine Shepard, co-chair with Sondra Adam for Art of Caring. “We decided that ‘Compassion with Purpose - 30 Years of Caring’ defined what this organization has always been about.” In fact, compassion is what inspired the late Nancy Pasquesi and seven of her friends—Susy Hoch, Pat Lynch, Ellie Clarke, Dorothy Andries,

infused with more energy and programs that illustrate our values of inclusiveness and friendship,” says Leslie Farmer, former president of Community House Winnetka’s board of governors. In addition to new external signage reflecting Community House Winnetka’s new name and logo, visitors can expect noticeable changes to the building’s interior—including bright, color-coded banners, walls, and marketing materials. “Now, as someone navigates the building, they’ll be able to get a sense of all the different types of programming going on here,” explains Thomas. This spring, Community House Winnetka will offer new theater classes taught by professionals from the Actors Training Center in Wilmette and Chicago’s Second City. Instructors from Oakton Community College in Skokie will teach classes in English as a Second Language (ESL). Community House Fitness Center—the only full-service gym in Winnetka— will now feature a Peloton training bike and indoor running track. With its nearly three acres of land, Community House Winnetka is now the headquarters of the popular Winnetka Music Festival, an annual, threeday outdoor event featuring performances by the top emerging rock artists in the country. Much-needed capital improvements have also been made to the century-old building, including repairs to its historic garden arches, a new roof, land-

Madeleine McMullan, Edana Westrich, and the late Irene McMahon—to join her in the fight against poverty in Lake County. They formed a partnership with Catholic Charities and established the Women’s Board. Thirty years later, the Board is stronger than ever. “The Women’s Board grows every year,” Daniels says. “And every year, we have more volunteers help with the Christmas Gift Program, the back to school backpack program, Meals on Wheels, and in the food pantry. Every year women and their

families give of their time, talent, and donations. Every year we can help clients become self-sufficient.” “We will be celebrating the vision and mission of those founding members, which has endured for 30 years,” Shepard adds. “We will be celebrating the women of the past, the present, and the future, who share the same vision and mission, that there are many people in our very own Lake County neighborhoods that are in desperate need. We will be celebrating the fact that we continue to grow and are able to serve many more each year, with the support of many compassionate people through the Art of Caring benefit.” As co-chairs for the event, Shepard and Adam (both Lake Forest residents) selected the venue at Lake Forest Academy in part because they met when they both had sons attending the college preparatory school at the same time. “We chose Lake Forest Academy because of our connection to the school as alumni parents, and were certain the warm, elegant ambiance of the venue was perfect for this 30th anniversary celebration,” Adam says. Proceeds from this year’s Art of Caring benefit will go towards the many service programs that Catholic Charities oversees, including a focus on growing the Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, established last year. The program provides free counseling and case management services for youth 24 or younger who have been a victim of, perpetrator of, or at risk for being involved in community violence. “I have been witness to the relief on a mother’s face when she receives food to feed her family for a few days, when that certainty was tenuous before walking through the pantry door,” Adam adds. “I am hopeful to help convey the ‘Compassion with Purpose’ message we are highlighting to remind our guests and the public that many of the neediest communities are just twenty minutes from our doors.” Tickets start at $250.00 per person. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities contact Karen Daniels at 847-782-4115 or KAdaniels@catholiccharities.net.

A local family enjoys time at Winnetka Community House. The 108-year-old center will be renamed Community House Winnetka later this month.

scaping, and sidewalks, as well as the addition of energy-saving LED lights throughout the facility. Staff members even launched their own composting program. “This isn’t just about changing an identity or logo,” adds Mike Nicholson, a Chicago-based creative consultant working closely with Community House

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Winnetka staff on the organization’s re-launch. “It’s about changing a culture. We want to make this a place of unity and belonging.” For more information about changes at Community House Winnetka, visit winnetkacommunityhouse.org. THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


NEWS

UPCYCLING GOES UPSCALE A NEW PROGRAM AT BRUSHWOOD CENTER OFFERS SUPPLIES FOR TURNING DISCARDED ITEMS INTO WORKS OF ART BY JEN SHEA THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

The concept of “trash to treasure” is hardly new but thanks to the launch of Brushwood Art Supply Exchange (BASE) at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, upcycling discarded items into works of art will be easier than ever. The Brushwood Center in Riverwoods kicked off the new program on March 10 with an opening reception that introduced the community to the BASE studio and tool library. In addition to offering art and craft classes for all skill levels. the new program will utilize a recycling center that converts donations to art supplies. And it will offer a store with low-cost art and craft materials for sale. “Upcycled art is when you take an item that you would not normally think of as an art supply to do a creative project,” explains Brushwood Director of Arts and Administration Julia Kemerer, adding that BASE will serve as a “creative re-use center. “We’ll have the store, where low-cost art and craft supplies will be, and then there’s also the tool library that will be available for people to use.” Classes offered at BASE will range from bookbinding and creating embroidered maps to upcycled basket weaving and creating with earthen elements. “This is a community resource for artists and craftspeople of all ages and abilities to meet, explore, and tap into their creative outlet freely,” says Executive

Director Catherine Game. March and April will bring many opportunities to participate in BASE and take advantage of this new facility. Botanical art classes will meet on Saturday afternoons. On March 19, an embroidery class will begin to meet from 7 to 9 p.m. On April 16, a bookbinding class will begin, holding its first meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, April 7, the Brushwood Center will

think of,” Kemerer adds. And the class selection will offer tutorials on many aspects of upcycled art. “We’re offering lots of different classes that will utilize items from BASE,” she says. “The classes are all very accessible and very low pressure for everyone at every skill level.” Upcycled art has grown in popularity over recent years, but BASE will be the first such center in this area. “They’re all around the country,” Kemerer says. “This is the only one in Lake County that I know of.” BASE will be open during the same hours as the Brushwood Center. Leaders encourage visitors to stop by for the “craft-ins” on Saturday mornings especially, when there will be an open house-like atmosphere. Above all, Kemerer says, people should visit BASE to enjoy the benefits of upcycled art. “It inspires creativity, is a great way for the community to recycle their art supplies, and it’s fun,” she says. “It’s important for people to be able to express host a photography exhibition, “Invitation to Joy,” themselves. And it’s a wonderful way to relax in this from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. stressful world.” Kemerer got the idea for BASE last August after visiting a similar center in Eugene, Oregon. “Within Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods promotes the a few hours of visiting there, I realized it was some- importance of nature for nurturing wellbeing, cultivating thing Brushwood could and should do,” she says. creativity, and inspiring learning. Programs offered BASE will have a wide variety of materials available, include art, photography, music, literature, and film. For from fabrics to frames. more information or to get involved with the new BASE “We will offer items for every medium you could program, visit brushwoodcenter.org.

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LIFESTYLE & ARTS

Socials ILHMEC Young Professional Committee Annual Benefit Photography by Mariah Karson

The Young Professional Committee (YPC) of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center welcomed 350 guests during its annual benefit headlined by stand-up magician Derek Hughes. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and networking before the show. Hughes, who is the producer of The Carbonaro Effect and was a finalist on America’s Got Talent, left the crowd mesmerized. Attendees raised $60,000 to be used toward the museum’s programming and educational initiatives.

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PASSPORT TO IRELAND BETWEEN THE AUTHENTIC ATMOSPHERE AND TRADITIONAL COMFORT CUISINE, EVANSTON’S CELTIC KNOT PUBLIC HOUSE IS THE PERFECT SPOT FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY BY JAKE JARVI THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

Top o’ the mornin’ to ye! In early preparation for St. Patrick’s Day this year, we thought we head to an authentic Irish pub. The Celtic Knot Public House has been pouring pints in Evanston since 2005, so we thought we’d check it out. From the wooden tables in the window to the long traditional bar to the red-tinged wood accents, wrought iron sconces, and library filled with books and board games at the back, this place feels right. It’s cozy and unpretentious through-andthrough to feel exactly like the town “local.” Not only does it look the part; it acts the part through the live events they host. They harken back to the traditions of homeland pubs with evenings of live music and evenings dedicated to storytelling. They’ll even tip the hat to their Celtic neighbors with Robert Burns Night, celebrating the Scottish poet, where they offer haggis, Scotch whiskey, Burns’ poetry, and close out the night by singing the classic words he wrote for “Auld Lang Syne.” This is a place that knows how to have a good time. We began our tour of their menu with chips, the traditional, thick cut, crispy on the outside, incredibly hot and soft on the inside potato we know as steak fries. They come with a choice of gravy or curry sauce as a side, although there really is no choice in the matter. It has to be the curry sauce. Thinner than the gravy, but so savory with a tangy mild spiciness, this is a perfect version of the pub favorite. Our server also

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Celtic Knot Public House PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBIN SUBAR

brought a bottle of malt vinegar to the table with our chips, but we’ll get to that later. Although the Scotch Egg and Mini Sandwich Trio looked like other solid thematic appetizers, we next sampled the bacon wrapped dates, or Devils on Horseback as they’re known across the pond. These are a wonderful mix of sweet and savory with crisp, slightly blackened bacon wrapped around the thick richness of baked dates. A side of blue cheese ranch comes with them taming the sharper aspects and adding a creamy finish to the flavors. As an added bonus, they offer so

many more dates than one tends to get when ordering this same dish at any tapas restaurant. Diving into the entrees, there was a very convenient way to get an overview of their hand at traditional Irish cuisine. The Celtic Collection is a triptych of their lamb stew, fish & chips, and corned beef and cabbage. The ramekin of lamb stew is hearty and warming. The lamb is juicy and tender, soaking in a thick, herbaceous broth amongst large chunks of carrot, potato, and onion and a smattering of peas. The fish & chips make good on the early promise of their chips appetizer. Though it comes with a side of tartar sauce, this is the time to reach for the bottle of malt vinegar. Sprinkle it liberally over everything. The fish is a thick piece of fried cod as if straight from the local chippy—fresh, flaky fish underneath a layer of crisp, thick batter. This is the good stuff. The best,

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however, is the corned beef and cabbage. It’s a nice, thick hunk of tender corned beef over a bed of brineseasoned cabbage leaves. The meat is superb. It comes with a gentle horseradish sauce that has a subtle zest to its creaminess, but it’s even better with a daub of Colman’s Mustard that delivers a sinus-stinging, wasabi-like kick that really elevates the flavor. For our second entree, we were recommended the Knot Mac and Cheese—thick, homestyle noodles with a blend of parmesan, Irish cheddar, and American cheddar cheeses and whipping cream. The rich cheesy flavor is so soothing and it’s topped with a sprinkle of toasted breadcrumbs for a tantalizing textural crunch. In order to make it properly Irish, we paired the mac and cheese with the optional black and white pudding. The puddings look exactly like fried hash browns and taste like the most potent sausage you’ve ever experienced, which is pretty much what is. The white pudding is combination of pork, fat, and oatmeal and the black pudding adds blood, making it even richer. The Sticky Toffee Pudding was our picture perfect dessert. The plate is covered in a web of vanilla custard and caramel sauce with a crumbly, very sweet sticky toffee cake sitting as a centerpiece. Each bite is dense and wonderful, with the satisfying texture of cake and the sweet top note of caramel in every bite. This is the perfect winter pairing for a nip of Irish whiskey. The Celtic Knot Public House is located at 626 Church Street in Evanston, 847-864-1679, celticknotpub.com. THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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801 Kurtis Lane, LAKE FOREST Beautiful stone & cedar home in ideal location plus a separate 3 room apartment, perfect for extended family or live-in help. Outside an oasis awaits w/pool & gazebo 7 Bds | 8 Baths | $1,589,000 and 4 car garage. 801Kurtis.com

1649 Hickory Street, HIGHLAND PARK Sophisticated luxury row home with elevator and underground parking. Fabulous in town location. 1649Hickory.com 3 Bds | 2.2 Baths | $810,000 778 N. WESTERN AVE | LAKE FOREST KoenigRubloff.com *Source MRED (Detached Single , Attached Single, 2-4 units, Mobile Homes) Total sold in Lake Forest & Lake Bluff combined 1.1.2018 to 12.12.2018

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1. 233 East Woodland Road LAKE BLUFF Sunday 1-3 $975,000 Heather Hanson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 224.538.1311

6. 30 Orchard Circle LAKE FOREST Saturday 11-4 $1,099,990 Elizabeth Jakaitis & Luke Mutter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 917.840.7842

2. 270 Ravine Forest Drive LAKE BLUFF Sunday 1-3 $1,275,000 Susan Lincoln & Cathie Powell, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.846.8814

7. 435 King Muir Road LAKE FOREST Sunday 1-4 $1,749,000 Jean Anderson & Larry Gassel, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.254.1850

3. 695 South Windsor Court LAKE FOREST Sunday 2-4 $675,000 Jeff Folker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.504.6182

8. 1230 N. Western Unit 111 LAKE FOREST $419,000 Sunday 2-4 Suzanne Myers, Coldwell Banker 847-234-8000

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15. 654 Kincaid St HIGHLAND PARK Sunday 12-2 $ 889,000 Janet Borden, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 847-433-5400

26. 807 Timbers Edge Lane NORTHBROOK Sunday 12-4 $739,900 Lisa Novelli 847-559-0500 or 847833-2763 27. 828 Timbers Edge Lane NORTHBROOK Sunday 12-4 $834,900 Lisa Novelli 847-559-0500 or 847833-2763

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34. 1075 Hill Rd. WINNETKA Sunday 2-4 $2,099,000 Sarah Dwyer, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000 35. 321 Sunset Rd. WINNETKA Sunday 2-4 $2,185,000 Linda Martin, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000 36. 139 DeWindt Rd. WINNETKA Sunday 12-2 $3,245,000 Annie Flanagan, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000 37. 554 Orchard WINNETKA Sunday 1-3 $1,665,000 Alicja Skibicki, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855 38. 199 Church WINNETKA Sunday 1-3 $865,000 Mary Anne Perrine, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855 39. 314 Ridge WINNETKA $950,000 Sunday, 12-2 Katie Hauser & Meg McGuinness, Compass 847.212.5214 40. 209 Fuller Lane WINNETKA $1,725,00 Sunday, 2-4 Dave & Amy Chung, Compass 312.399.0630 41. 1441 Tower Rd WINNETKA $939,000 Sunday, 2-4 Laura McCain & Joanne Hudson, Compass 847.347.4630 42. 1176 Oak Street WINNETKA Sunday 12 - 2 $625,000 Kate Huff, @properties 847.881.0200 43. 108 Westview WINNETKA Sunday 12-2 $650,000 Sally O’Donnell, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000 44. 715 Foxdale WINNETKA Sunday 12-2 $948,000 Julie Rogers, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000 45. 608 Earlston KENILWORTH Sunday 11:30-1:30 $1,195,000 Linda Martin, ,Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000

47. 860 Queens Lane GLENVIEW Saturday 2:30-4:30 $1,970,000 Dawn Miller, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000

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46. 643 Brier Street KENILWORTH Sunday 12 - 2 $699,000 Grant/Watson, @properties 847.881.0200

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68. 919 Ashland Avenue WILMETTE Sunday 12-2 $1,340,000 Betsy Burke, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 847-441-6300

24. 1007 Whitfield NORTHBROOK $754,000 Sunday 11-1 Nam Seo, Compass 847.334.5230

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49. 2597 Independence Ave GLENVIEW $1,045,000 Sunday, 1-3 Missy Jerfita, Compass 847.813.7700

23. 2539 Buckland NORTHBROOK Sunday 1-3 $670,000 Meg Sudekum, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855

14. 781 Highland Place HIGHLAND PARK Sunday 11-2 $ 615,000 Merle Kirsner-Styer, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 847-433-5400

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32. 443 Chestnut WINNETKA Sunday 12-2 $1,495,000 Sarah Dwyer, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000

22. 1320 Sprucewood Lane DEERFIELD Sunday 1 - 3 $775,000 Rabin/Dayan, @properties 847.432.0700

13. 1978 Holly Rd HIGHLAND PARK Sunday 1-5 $435,000 Carol DeGrazia Santi, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 847-433-5400

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17. 787 Baldwin Road HIGHLAND PARK $ 1,099,000 Janet Borden, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 847-433-5400

21. 950 Marvell Ln HIGHLAND PARK $659,000 Sunday 1-3 Rebecca Gilberg 312.401.3317

12. 42 Valley Rd. HIGHLAND PARK Sunday 11-1 $399,000 Hilde Carter, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000

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67. 2202 Elmwood Avenue WILMETTE Sunday 2:30-4:30 $995,000 Betsy Burke, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 847-441-6300

20. 149 Pine Point Drive HIGHLAND PARK Sunday 1-3 $925,000 Karen Skurie, Baird & Warner 847-361-468

11. 650 Lake Road LAKE FOREST Sunday 1-3 $2,000,000 Jean Anderson & Donna Mancuso, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.254.1850

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48. 2022 Dewes GLENVIEW Sunday 1-3 $1,399,000 Lynn Barras / Chris Smith, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855

19. 3550 Krenn Avenue HIGHLAND PARK Sunday 12-3 $454,900 Peter Barber, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.431.8114

10. 899 Lakewood Drive LAKE FOREST $999,990 Saturday 1-3 Laura Henderson, Coldwell Banker 847-234-8000

5. 122 Washington Road LAKE FOREST Sunday 1:30-3:30 $879,000 Cathie Powell & Susan Lincoln, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.828.7766

31. 2321 Clover Lane NORTHFIELD Sunday 1-3 $1,095,000 Pam Boemi, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000

18. 239 Leonard Wood HIGHLAND PARK $775,000 Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm Laura Henderson, Coldwell Banker 847-234-8000

9. 565 Timber Lane LAKE FOREST $599,9000 Sunday 1-3 Laura Henderson, Coldwell Banker 847-234-8000

4. 335 Edgefield Lane LAKE FOREST Sunday 12-2 $799,900 Julie Morse & Pat Carollo, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.830.4356

16. 1945 Keats Lane HIGHLAND PARK Sunday 1:30-3:30 $ 925,000 Merle Kirsner-Styer, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 847-433-5400

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50. 816 Windsor Rd GLENVIEW $899,000 Sunday, 12-2 Missy Jerfita, Compass 847.813.7700 51. 2129 Tuscany Court GLENVIEW $1,749,000 Sunday, 2:30-4:30 Missy Jerfita, Compass 847.813.7700 52. 2245 Sussex Lane GLENVIEW $749,000 Sunday, 1-3 Missy Jerfita, Compass 847.813.7700 53. 812 Greenwood Street GLENVIEW Sunday 12-3 $298,000 Jim Luxem Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 847-441-6300 54. 729 Surrey Lane GLENVIEW Sunday 12-2 $674,500 Dawn Miller, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000 55. 840 Hudson GLENVIEW Sunday 1-3 $1,050,000 Pam McClamroch, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000 56. 1538 Central WILMETTE Sunday 12-2 $1,200,000 Lydia DeLeo, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000 57. 610 Washington WILMETTE Sunday 12-2 $1,199,000 Kevin Rutherford, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855 58. 1504 Central WILMETTE Sunday 12-2 $1,095,000 Kevin Rutherford, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855 59. 2019 Washington WILMETTE Sunday 2:30-4:30 $1,350,000 Kevin Rutherford, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855 60. 1800 Isabella WILMETTE Sunday 2:30-4:30 $825,000 Kevin Rutherford, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855 61. 1221 Manor Drive WILMETTE Sunday 2:30-4:30 $595,000 Julie Rogers, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000 62. 2309 Kenilworth WILMETTE Sunday 1-3 $1,195,000 Wendy Smith, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847-446-4000 63. 929 Forest WILMETTE $790,000 Sunday 11:30-1:30 Katie Hauser, Compass 847.212.5214 64. 1208 Forest Avenue WILMETTE Sunday 2 - 4 $1,649,000 Annika Valdiserri, @properties 847.881.0200 65. 2121 Greenwood Avenue WILMETTE Sunday 1 - 3 $939,000 Margaret Burton, @properties 847.881.0200 66. 520 Hunter Court WILMETTE Sunday 1-3 $879,000 Debbie Winton, Baird & Warner 847-858-1015

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Location: 240 Kenilworth Avenue Kenilworth Size: 6 Bedrooms / 7.3 Bathrooms Price: $3,699,000

Location: 3538 Lyons Street Evanston Size: 3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms Price: $615,000

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Exceptional curb appeal & living space in this ultra chic East Kenilworth home. Set on an expansive, private, landscaped lot, this 6 bedroom home is walking to Sears School (JK-8), New Trier High School, Metra & the beach. Sophisticated spaces include dramatic living room with floor to ceiling windows, elegant dining room with handsome butler’s pantry and wet bar. The kitchen, designed by renowned designer Mick DeGiulio, includes an expansive island, top-of-the line appliances, custom cabinetry and fireplace. A truly stunning home!

This warm and inviting Cape Cod is on the market for only the second time in its history! First floor highlights a spacious living room with grand stone fireplace, dining room, delightful family room, eat-in kitchen with SS appliances and retro breakfast nook, screened in porch and first floor master bedroom. The second floor has 3 sizable bedrooms, one tandem. and a stunning completely new full bathroom. Attached two car garage and underground sprinkler system.

Bask in the serene beauty of Lake Forest Open Lands from this stately brick Georgian. Boasting 5 bedrms/5.1 baths, including a 1st floor master & 2nd floor master option, this home offers incredible space & flexibility. Southern exposure, open floor plan, a den, 3 fpls, hardwd flrs, a wrap around porch & 3 car garage. Situated on a gorgeous .81 acre lot w/beautiful landscaping & hardscape, views of Open Lands & easy access to town. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT  1230LONGMEADOW.INFO. 

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Location: 788 Marion Avenue Highland Park Size: 4 Bedrooms / 4.1 Bathrooms Price: $1,299,000 

Location: 1576 Eastwood Avenue Highland Park Size: 4+1 Bedrooms / 4.1 Bathrooms Price: $1,090,000

Two year old one owner custom new construction. This 4 bedroom 4.1 home features top of the line appliances and finishes. Kitchen with honed granite and quartz flows to family room with fireplace and outdoor access and formal dining room with architectural ceilings. First floor office/study with glass paneled pocket doors. 10ft ceilings on main level, 9ft ceilings upstairs and lower level. Second level offers spacious master suite and luxury master bath/spa with double vanity, oversized shower, and custom closets. Jack and Jill bedrooms with attached sitting room. Additional ensuite bedroom and second floor laundry room. Cove moldings in all bedrooms and extensive millwork throughout the home. Lower level with large recreation space, wet bar, mirrored exercise room, full bath, and storage. Lushly landscaped fully fenced south facing backyard with brick paver patio. Nice mudroom with storage and two car garage. Summer occupancy

A beautiful Orren Pickell.The barrel-vaulted beadboard entryway invites you to this open first floor plan. With a library or sitting room to the left, french doors to the office on the right, follow the curved oak millwork past the sun-filled formal dining, to the gourmet kitchen, family room and light filled breakfast area. With stainless steel appliances, center island, Brookhaven custom cabinets, the kitchen faces the adjacent family room with wood-burning fireplace - great for entertaining! Exit via french doors to a serene patio, yard & garden. Venture up a curved oak stairway to master suite boasting a beautifully detailed bathroom with jacuzzi, mosaic travertine tile shower, and ClosetWerks walk-in closet neatly organized. Large guest suite with full bath, two bedrooms with Jack and Jill & laundry round out the 2nd floor. Entertaining? Media room, wet bar, exercise room, 5th bedroom and a tiled full bathroom in basement totaling almost 5000 finished sq ft. A must see!

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Margaret Spaan • 6bed/5.1ba • $2,395,000 847.881.0200 • 2300CloverLane.info

Karen Mason • 6bed/5.1ba • $1,750,000 847.881.0200 • 1030IllinoisRd.info

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Lori Neuschel • 6bed/5.2ba • $1,399,000 847.251.1100 • 610Forest.info

Pickus/Schulkin • 6bed/5.2ba • $1,150,000 847.432.0700 • 1830Hybernia.info

Elise Rinaldi • 3bed/3.1ba • $899,000 847.881.0200 • 665Sycamore.info

Susan Amory • 4bed/2.1ba • $799,000 773.862.0200 • 925Oakwood.info

Abreu/Scully • 4bed/3.1ba • $665,000 847.432.0700 • 1238Glencoe.info

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Susan Burklin • 4bed/3ba • $579,000 847.432.0700 • 383Larkspur.info

Mobarak/Wong • 4bed/2.1ba • $570,000 312.337.0200 • 839ChiltonLn.info

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Treys bien Evanston’s three-point baskets wear down Loyola Academy in sectional final

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They could have passed for extras on a break from the movie Animal House. Or the flick Gladiator. Many of the Loyola Academy boys basketball student fans had donned togas for a Class 4A sectional final last weekend, lining rows of balcony seats in Niles North High School’s packed gymnasium in Skokie. They were dressed to the … sheets. Among the rabid contingent’s thunderous chants during LA’s game against Evanston Township High School on March 8 was, “Toga! Toga! Toga!” But Evanston’s Wildkits—not Loyola Academy’s Ramblers—earned the opportunity to wear their hoops garments for at least one more game.

said of the primary reasons behind the twins’ impressive ball-handling abilities. “All our lives we’ve worked on playing like a wing.” Ramblers senior guard Quinn Pemberton scored seven of his eight points in the first half of the sectional final, including a driving layup to open the scoring in the second quarter and a trey at 5:11 of the same quarter. The product from St. James School in Highwood also came down with three rebounds. Six of his nine points in the sectional semifinal against Schaumburg came from the freethrow line in the second half. Schaumburg’s Saxons (24-7), seeded seventh in the sectional, found out in a hurry that trying to score against Loyola Academy’s relentless, smothering defense is an unpleasant, difficult task, akin to five boys taking on five swarming octopuses. Schaumburg netted only two free throws in the first six-plus minutes of the first quarter and a faced a 32-16 deficit after two quarters. A reigning state champion from Kentucky knows the feeling. In December it scored fewer than 30 points in a loss to eventual champion Loyola Academy in a holiday tournament in Florida. “Each team we played in that Florida tournament ended up with a season-low point total,” Bennett Kwiecinski said. “That right there, the kind of defense we played down there, was the essence of our team this season.”

“It’s a fun group, with great personalities. Great guys. They’ll become great men.”

The sheets would have to return to covering beds full-time, their moonlighting tenure kaput after 32 minutes of intense basketball. Top-seeded Evanston, third in the Class 4A state tournament a year ago, defeated sixth-seeded LA 56-42 to advance to the Hoffman Estates Supersectional against Stevenson on March 12. LA had also lost to Evanston in a sectional playoff game in each of the previous two seasons, once in a semifinal, the other in another title game. “I’m really proud of our guys,” Ramblers coach Tom Livatino said outside his team’s locker room. “How we played in the playoffs was special. Our last three weeks, really, we played excellent basketball. High-character players on this team, gritty guys, no question. Some of the moments I enjoyed the most with this group were off the court. It’s a fun group, with great personalities. Great guys. “They’ll become,” he added, “great men.” Evanston’s three-point shooting in the sectional final, particularly in the first quarter? Also great. The Wildkits (30-4) tallied all 21 of their points via the trey in the frame, missing only once in eight attempts. E-town’s boys sizzled from downtown. And led 21-11 after eight minutes. “I’m not sure how many threes they hit tonight [12],” Livatino said. “But I do know it was raining.” LA (22-13) nearly overcame Evanston’s ’Kits-

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Notable: Loyola Academy junior guard Matthew Enghauser scored all five of his points HIGHWOODER ON HARDWOOD: Loyola Academy senior guard and St. James (Highwood) School in last week’s Class 4A Niles North Sectional graduate Quinn Pemberton, seen here in action against Evanston Township High School last winter, semifinal against Schaumburg in the second helped the Ramblers capture a third straight Class 4A boys basketball regional title this winter. LA fell quarter, the final three coming with 1.5 seconds to ETHS in a sectional final last weekend. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOEL LERNER left after his nifty spin move in the middle of a lane. The 6-foot-3 Enghauser got fouled after and-dogs downpour. Livatino’s boys of winter 6-foot-8 junior forward Jordan Kwiecinski (five making the shot and hit the ensuing free throw. limited Evanston to six points in the second quarter points, three rebounds) pared the Wildkits’ lead He also came up big in the third quarter, stealing and trailed only 27-26 at the 6:10 mark of the to 41-37, before Evanston created an insurmount- a pass and later blocking a shot about a foot in third quarter, after a three-pointer by 6-foot-4 able separation with a 10-2 burst, the first six points front of the Saxons’ bench. Enghauser wound up saving the rejected shot from going out of bounds, senior sharpshooter Connor Barrett (12 points, coming on back-to-back three-pointers. two steals), who had poured in a team-high 14 “Evanston,” Livatino said, “is really hard to and the ball ended up in the hands of Bennett points (four treys, one field goal) in LA’s 44-29 guard. Evanston’s players are great, experienced, Kwiecinski . … Loyola Academy’s boys basketball defeat of Schaumburg High School in a sectional skilled, tough to beat. It’s a team that takes you team won a third straight Class 4A regional championship, totaled more than 20 wins for a third semifinal on March 6. out of what you do.” Barrett missed nine games in January and FebKwiecinski’s twin, 6-8 Bennett Kwiecinski, straight year and topped St. Ignatius for its third ruary with a stress fracture in his right foot. His finished with team highs of 13 points and eight consecutive Jesuit Cup victory in the 2018-19 team missed him, LA going 3-6 with Barrett in boards. Both brothers present match-up night- season. … Livatino, on the Kwiecinski twins: street clothes. mares for opposing coaches. Both dribble as well “Bennett (12-plus points per game) turned himself “Connor was courageous, coming back the way as most guards do. Both are capable of guarding into more of a scorer, and Jordan made tremendous he did,” Livatino said. “He wasn’t close to being considerably smaller players. Both are threats to strides as an overall basketball player. Jordan de100-percent healthy at any point in our playoff either slither through post defenders for easy veloped, more than anything else, into a stopper. He embraced the role. You need defensive stoppers, run. He played with grit, with moxie.” buckets or nail lengthy jumpers. Evanston outscored LA 13-5 after that Barrett College coaches salivate over such hardwood want defensive stoppers. Jordan’s length didn’t stop trey to take a 40-31 lead after three stanzas. LA traits. Most 6-foot-8 teens dunk, rebound, block, him from guarding guards well, and his flexibility made us a better team on the defensive end of the hung around, wouldn’t go away, for the first couple dunk some more. of minutes in the fourth quarter. A bucket by “Training and practicing,” Jordan Kwiecinski court.”

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

Klein front and center—as a backstage interviewer BY BILL MCLEAN ILLUSTRATION BY BARRY BLITT

Phyllis Klein and I meet on a winter day, early afternoon, in Deerfield. An invitation had been extended to chat over breakfast at a restaurant, anywhere along the North Shore. The radio/television entertainment host known as “Front Row Phyllis” had checked her busy, busy, busy schedule and chosen the spacious lobby of the Hyatt Regency for our get-together. No time for food. I understood. Thirty to 35 minutes in, Klein gives me a front-row ticket—the figurative kind—to one of her favorite childhood memories: time with her grandmother Minnie. “Four times a week, I’d visit her at her home

I’ve been crazyblessed to have been able to talk with people, well-known artists, who didn’t have to be interviewed but agreed to be interviewed.

in Chicago,” recalls Klein, a graduate of nowdefunct Niles East High School in Skokie. “I loved being there, loved being around her. We’d hold hands as she spoke and I listened. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her. She was brilliant and old school. So spiritual, too, yet so real. She was easy to talk to, encouraging, and she spoke fluently in six languages.” Phyllis Klein speaks fluent English and is ultraadept at entertainment-speak, especially if the entertainment has anything to do with a musician or a band that is scheduled to perform in the Chicago area. Dolly Parton, Cher, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Frankie Valli, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Jim Peterik of Survivor, Brett Eldredge, members of the bands Bon Jovi, Fifth Harmony, Imagine Dragons and Panic! At the Disco, Peter Bjorn and John … some, just some, of Klein’s interview subjects. “Front Row Phyllis” segments can be heard on WGN Radio and can be seen and heard on FOX 32-WLFD (“Good Day Chicago”). The segments disseminate information about concerts, festivals

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and events. They share enlightening tidbits and personality traits that Klein had elicited from the music giants during backstage interviews. “I’ve been crazy-blessed to have been able to talk with people, well-known artists, who didn’t have to be interviewed but agreed to be interviewed,” says Klein, a Highland Park resident since 2004, a mother of two, an owner of three big dogs, and a big fan of the rock band Styx in her days at Niles East. “Musicians aren’t accustomed to being interviewed; they’re accustomed to performing in f ront of thousands of people. Their comfort zone is on a stage, not in a oneon-one situation. “The trick I use, to get them to talk, to make them feel 100percent comfortable? I bring up something casual or fun, something you’d bring up at the start of a conversation with your best friend.” More than 10 years ago a former colleague of Klein suggested Klein and a radio career would be a good fit. Klein had worked in finance for nearly 20 years. One radio gig led to another. Work at WGN Radio led to additional television work at FOX 32-WFLD. Her niche as a music maven established, Klein needed something catchy and alliterative to identify a viable brand for listeners and viewers. “Front Row Phyllis” was born in 2013. “Somebody,” Klein says, “recommended that. I loved it right away. Got it trademarked. When I met Dolly Parton before interviewing her backstage [at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, in 2018] and told her about it, she said to me, ‘ Yo u c a n’t u s e that! Everybody will ask you to get front-row tickets for them.’ She laughed. We laughed together. Dolly was

great, a real person, sweet and down-to-earth. We hugged before and after the interview, which lasted maybe 10 minutes; not much time. I’ve found out in this business that you

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have to make every minute count.” Spending a minute or two in an interview with either Elton John or Usher would make her day. And her decade. Klein realizes a sit-down with John or at least a stand-up interview backstage with the multiple Grammy-winning singer/ pianist/composer from the United Kingdom is highly unlikely, but there’s nothing wrong with dreaming. “I’d ask Elton about the early years in his career and the differences he’s experienced in the music industry,” Klein says. “I’d also ask about where he sees the industry going. Usher? I think he’s one of the most talented musicians out there.” Her favorite outdoor venue is Ravinia Festival. Her favorite all-time concert at Ravinia Festival, to date, is a Train performance. One festival she’d recommend in a heartbeat is the Windy City Smokeout BBQ & Country Musical Festival ( July 12-14, at its new location, United Center’s parking lot). “Music makes people happy,” says Klein, who works out six days a week to music—pop or country or theatre—she plays as loudly as she can. “Listening to music can turn a dark, dreary day into a happy one in a hurry.” The professional life of “Front Row Phyllis” gets harried at times, challenging. There’s that concert at Ravinia Festival, followed by that concert in Chicago, followed by that concert in Rosemont. All in one day. North, south, northwest. Hustle, hustle, hustle. Klein almost needs a full-time logistics assistant at her side. But the excitement level that accompanies each opportunity to interact with a superstar in the entertainment world thrills the attentive granddaughter of Minnie, keeps her going. “I’d like to be the go-to person for entertainment information in the Chicago area, maybe even be considered ‘The Ryan Seacrest of the Chicago area,’ ” Klein, her everpresent smile widening, says. “Wait. Can I change that? I wouldn’t mind being considered ‘The Ryan Seacrest of the Midwest.’ ” Please visit frontrowphyllis.com.

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