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When Carole Dibo, founder of Actors Training Center (ATC) in Wilmette first heard that her client Rachel Brosnahan was auditioning for the role of a 1950s stand-up comedienne in the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, she was more than surprised. Though ATC offers comedy workshops, Brosnahan had no comedy experience. Dibo told DailyNorthShore, “I literally called Rachel and said this is pretty funny, because you’re not that funny.” Dibo explained that when Brosnahan first auditioned she was sick with the flu, but that didn’t stop her from attaining the role of a lifetime. “Rachel’s a relentless investigator and she watched all of the old comediennes like Fanny Brice,” said Dibo. “Whatever she doesn’t know, she will learn — and she’s funny now. I don’t think there’s anything that woman can’t do.” Earlier this year, the 27-year-old, who grew up in Highland Park, won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, as well as a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Dibo was honored when Brosnahan thanked her during both acceptance speeches. Although the release date for the second season

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Great Believers (Viking, 2018), the new novel by Rebecca Makkai of Lake Forest. Starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews and Publishers’ Weekly, as well as an A- review in Entertainment Weekly, are not exaggerations. Makkai’s dazzling epic about the AIDS epidemic and

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NEWS century. I can’t speak to some of these other pieces of fiction simply because I was specifically avoiding fiction about this book. I was reading non-fiction and doing direct research. I’m thrilled that they are out there but this is such a small amount of space that that epidemic takes, whether we acknowledge it or not, in our history.

THE GREAT BELIEVERS Cont. from PG 1 the privilege of speaking with Rebecca on June 19, the publication date of The Great Believers. Gregg Shapiro: Rebecca, I’d like to begin by congratulating you on the rave review for The Great Believers in the June 22 issue of Entertainment Weekly. What does a review such as that mean to you? Rebecca Makkai: Thank you! I’ve been thrilled about getting really good magazine coverage ahead of publication, which always means a lot. Entertainment Weekly actually has fantastic book coverage. I don’t think we normally think of it as the venue for that. I think we think of it more as covering movies and music and things like that, but they do a fantastic job on books. … You work “in the dark” for a few years, alone, writing without an audience, not knowing how people are going to receive the book. It’s a little bit like getting dressed in the dark and showing up at a party without having looked in the mirror. You hope that it all works and that people get it. You’re grateful for all reviews, no matter what someone’s opinion is. All pleasant, complimentary reviews, of course you’re over the moon about. GS: When I interviewed you in 2015 about Music for Wartime, you told me you were working on a novel set in 1985, “with the specter of AIDS looming in the background”. This made me think about how 20 years ago, straight women such as Ann Patchett (The Magician’s Assistant) and Jane Hamilton (The Short History of a Prince), were creating these wonderful gay characters, and more recently you, Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life) and Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings), for example are doing something similar. Can you please say something about this trend? RM: It’s interesting, I also think that gay men happen to write straight women spectacularly well. I really do. You look at someone like Michael Cunningham or at Darren Star and Sex and the City. I think there is more common with straight women and gay men than, for instance, with straight women and straight men [laughs], for sure. I feel more comfortable writing gay men than I do writing straight men. I get them better. I also tend to be good friends with them in real life. I think that’s part of it. I do always have an eye on the problems of possible appropriation.

return to the cultural zeitgeist. In addition to The Great Believers, there is Tim Murphy’s 2016 novel Christodora, Kenny Fries’ 2017 memoir In the Province of the Gods and an essay in the new David Sedaris book Calypso. It’s back onstage in the Broadway revival of Angels in America, which won a number of Tony Awards earlier in June, as well as on TV in Ryan Murphy’s new FX series Pose. Why do you think that is? RM: As much as I think it’s amazing that all this stuff is out there, I am much more interested in why there isn’t more of it. Here’s the thing: you go to someone’s house and they have 18 books about the Civil War on their shelf. They have 32 books about World War II. People who are interested in American history, that is. Where are the books about AIDS? They don’t have books about AIDS on their shelf. Where is the museum? Where are the monuments? This is one of the major events of the 20th century. We should be talking about this in school to the extent that we talk about World War II; and for the same reasons. So that history doesn’t repeat GS: I’m so glad you mentioned that. What itself, to understand America the way it is now precautions did you take? because of what’s already happened, to understand RM: I didn’t undertake this project glibly. I was the cause and effect of history, and so on. This is a constantly thinking as I wrote whether a project drop in the bucket. It’s cool that these things are like this is going to mute or amplify more direct out there, but when I hear people say “There’s so LGBTQ voices. Ultimately, I wouldn’t have kept much stuff right now”, (I think) there should be 85 writing if my answer hadn’t been the latter. First of times more. I’m shocked that there hasn’t been. I all, the success of any book featuring LGBTQ was shocked, setting out to research this book, and characters and storylines and a plot having some- specifically AIDS in Chicago, finding next to thing to do with AIDS, is going to mean that nothing about the AIDS crisis in Chicago. Not a publishers are more likely to put money behind single big book of non-fiction about it. It’s not even something like that in the future; first person ac- in the index of a lot of the big trade books about counts, etc. Also I can use the opportunity as I’m AIDS, such as (David France’s) How to Survive a writing essays about the book, as I’m talking about Plague. Chicago’s not even in the index. the book and promoting it, to refer people to fictional and non-fictional accounts by LGBTQ writers. GS: Since the beginning of the epidemic, much That said, I do think there is a strong kinship between of AIDS literature was set in New York City and the straight female experience and the gay male San Francisco. RM: Yes, exactly. Even from the perspective of experience with a lot of tremendously fundamental differences, many of them societal. Those are people people writing the history of Chicago, where’s the I’m drawn to, and characters I’m drawn to, again doctoral dissertation being turned into a book? It’s and again. not out there. I searched for it for five years. I’m thrilled to see Angels in America back on Broadway. GS: The subject of AIDS has recently made a I think it’s one of the seminal works of the 20th

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GS: You’ve already dealt with queer issues in The Borrower and in Music for Wartime. But The Great Believers is something else entirely. How do you think your core readers will respond to it? RM: I don’t really know who my core readers are. I know individual people. I think different readers might like my work for completely different reasons. I don’t think there’s a consensus out there about why people like or dislike me [laughs] for that matter. It’s not as if I’m known for mystery novels, and suddenly I’m doing this. I think that ultimately everything I’ve written has been character driven. It’s always had literary aspirations. I feel like I’ve been all over the board in subject matter and style even. A few things that what I write have in common is that I tend to be writing frequently about artists or academics, and that was helpful for this book. It’s not that it’s dark humor, but my work is always going to be humorous on some level and dark on some level at the same time. That’s also holding true for this book.

that the story needed broadening. At that point, I wanted another character, another point of view. I also wanted another time frame. I spent some time figuring out what that would be. Ultimately, I went back into the manuscript and found Fiona who had really been a minor character until that point. I decided that she would be my voice for the other chapters. I went back and wrote her first few sections, weaving them into the story, breaking Yale into chapters as I did that. Once they were caught up to each other, I wrote forward in alternating chapters.

GS: In the 2015 chapters, when Fiona is searching for her daughter Claire, you incorporated the attack on the Bataclan in Paris. Was this always something you intended to weave into the fabric of the novel? RM: No, because I was writing in 2013 and 2014 and early 2015. It was the fall of 2015 when I was writing Fiona’s section and that happened. I was really thrown by it. For one thing, it was a jarring event to hear about. But also, I’d been writing every day, dropping the little guy into the Google Maps and walking around Paris and looking at everything. It felt imaginatively like I was there. When it happened, I was also thrown narratively in terms of the decisions I would have to make about moving her sections or what I was going to do with this. I felt like if I moved her sections back in time, it would feel as if I was leaving her there on the eve of this cataclysmic thing and maybe I was implying something with that. If I moved it forward in time, as we got into 2016, I realized that would be problematic, too. There was massive flooding in Paris in the spring of 2016. I couldn’t imagine these characters talking about anything other than politics if I put them in 2016. I made the decision to keep her where she’d been. To write the events into the book. I felt like that was thematic. It was all along a book about the invasions of history, the invasions of the world GS: Yale, the main male character, works at a and its random violence into the lives of people who gallery on the Northwestern University campus. were just trying to get along, make their own misThrough his job, as well as his friendship with main takes and live their own lives. I felt like this could female character Fiona, he becomes involved in be another one of those without overtaking the presenting a special exhibit of rare artwork. Can story. you please say something about your own knowledge of the art world and artists, and if there was GS: The Great Believers is incredibly cinematic. much research involved in this part of the book? If there was a movie version, who would you want RM: There are two sides to that. There’s the art to see play Yale and Fiona? history side and there’s the gallery world. For the RM: It’s funny, I just did an essay on this. There’s art history side, because we’re talking about Paris a wonderful blog called “My Book, The Movie” in the `20s, that really was a lot of reading. For the where they ask you to cast your story. In “My Book, art world side, of course there was reading involved, The Movie”, you get to pick anyone living or dead. but a lot of my introduction to that world was Or you can un-age them. For Fiona, because we see through artist friends. Specifically, in Chicago, in her in two time periods, I said that I wanted to see the wonderful arts scene that we have going here Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn. They’re mother and the cross-pollination between the disciplines and daughter. But I need them like 15 years ago, I that goes on in the city. But also because I’ve stayed think [laughs]. For Yale, I said a cross between a at artists’ residencies such as Ragdale (in Lake Forest) young Paul Reiser and a young David Eigenberg, and Yaddo (in Saratoga Springs), having dinner but with a Chicago accent instead of a New York every night for three weeks with all different disci- one. If it really were made into a movie, I think I plines. You really get a sense of their world; the would want someone young and unknown who has galleries, the representation world for artists today. the right look and doesn’t have the baggage of being And then, of course, staying friends with those a known entity behind them, so they can just be people and going to their shows or seeing their that character for people. Facebook updates. I certainly needed to do a lot of research into that world, as well. But I think I had GS: Finally, you once mentioned something in a glimpse into that world through personal friend- an interview about writing at the Lake Forest ships. The flames of my interest were fanned through Library. Is that something you still do? those friendships. RM: Very occasionally. It’s a wonderful place to GS: In terms of the book’s timeframe, The Great write. I tend to write wherever I happen to be and Believers is told in alternating chapters. Were all wherever I can find space and time. I’m not picky of the ’80s/’90s chapters written at once. The same about it. One of the worst things a writer can do is start to get precious about where and how they’re with the 2015 chapters? RM: I could say neither or both. I was initially going to work. You have to be able to work on writing about the ’80s, writing Yale’s story. I got airplanes, in hotels and at Starbucks or it’s never about 150 pages in with just that when I realized going to happen.

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NEWS RACHEL BROSNAHAN Cont. from PG 1 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has not been announced, Dibo said the series was just picked up for a third season.  This decision led Dibo and Brosnahan to part ways as manager and client after working together more than 10 years, enabling Dibo to devote more time to developing other talents. Dibo described how Brosnahan made a lasting first impression at 16. “There’s something about kids that just have it, and there’s a maturity, commitment and seriousness about them,” said Dibo. “There’s a hunger and it translates into talent once you can harness it and really train them how to take that into their work. They have a depth of understanding that is just undeniable and Rachel has that.” Dibo explained that Brosnahan first took a summer class at her studio in the city the summer before her junior year at Highland Park High School. The following year, Brosnahan took workshops and classes at the ATC and Dibo coached her on college monologues before she was accepted to the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. “I still work with students who are getting ready for college quite often and everybody keeps getting into the schools that they’re looking for,” said Dibo. “The coaching with me or any one of my staff is imperative.” Though Dibo found an agent for Brosnahan while she was studying at NYU, a New York casting director suggested that she meet another agent. Dibo called the agent saying that she was Brosnahan’s manager (realizing she never uttered those words before) and he signed her after their interview. That’s when Dibo officially became Brosnahan’s manager.

“We used to say in interviews that she was pretending to be an actor and I was pretending to be a manager in those days,” said Dibo. Soon Dibo began picking up other clients, and Carole Dibo Talent Management was born. “She’ll say that I’m the one who taught her it was okay to pass on projects that did not fit who Rachel was as a feminist, and as a liberal. I read scripts for her following that criteria,” said Dibo. She appeared in movies and TV shows, but her first big break was landing the role of prostitute Rachel Posner in the Netflix series House of Cards before she graduated from college. Dibo thought she was too young to play this

“ I tell them that it takes 150 percent commitment and you have to be laser focused,” said Dibo. “You can’t really teach somebody that. You have to love the work and have a strong work ethic.” She recommends that 7th to 12th grade students start with the ATC class The Power of  “If ’’ to “access their imagination, learn how to respect other actors and their space, and tap into their creative self.” There is also a a two-week summer program for 9th to 12th graders that first attracted Brosnahan at 16. The program includes Physical Theater, voice and dialect, and Shakespeare from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Head shots will be taken and the students perform Rachel Brosnahan and in a showcase for casting directors and agents in Carole Dibo. PHOTOGRAPHY the city. COURTESY OF CAROLE DIBO “These kids stay together for a lifetime, having watched each other bare their souls, and it warms my heart,” said Dibo. Dibo worked as an actress for several years and has what she expects all of her ATC teachers to have – “experience on the frontline,” so they understand what it takes to get the job. character, but the talented Brosnahan turned a There’s still time to register for workshops taught part that was initially written for two episodes by casting directors beginning July 14 and a into a recurring role that lasted three seasons. Musical Theatre workshop for 4th to 8th graders Remarkably, Brosnahan graduated in four years on August 18. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2012. “ATC is a safe place to celebrate who you are,” Unfortunately, she missed graduation, because she said Dibo. “Even if students don’t become actors was shooting the film Beautiful Creatures. it’s very freeing and it sends a lot of awesome “Rachel has an amazing capacity to be able to human beings out on the street.” do a lot of things at once, do them well and be Dibo is grateful that Brosnahan recently took committed, which you have to be in this profession,” time out of her busy schedule to do a PSA for the said Dibo. ATC scholarship fundraiser. “Our relationship is lovely and I’m excited that DailyNorthShore: What do you tell students who Rachel’s received the level of success that she dewant to follow in Brosnahan’s footsteps? serves,” said Dibo.

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While Congress is seeking restrictions on opioid prescriptions, the American Medical Association reports that the number of such prescriptions is decreasing. But the statistics are still startling: • Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. • Nationally, one-third of all patients addicted to opioids took their first opioid medication post-surgery. • Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them. Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin as well as synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, morphine, and many others, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Congress is seeking legislation that would put a threeday limit on initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain, and is part of the proposed Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 2.0 introduced last February by a bipartisan group of senators that is a follow-up to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act signed into law in 2016, according to ModernHealthcare magazine. What are doctors prescribing instead of highly addictive opioids? DailyNorthShore asked Dr. Jason Koh, director of the NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Koh grew up in Northbrook and is a nationally recognized expert on knee, shoulder and elbow reconTHE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

struction and hip arthroscopy. He serves as team physician for the Chicago Fire major league soccer team. “As orthopaedic surgeons, we’re very conscious of the fact that opioid prescriptions are really dangerous. And as an overall organization we’ve been on the forefront of trying to get people controlled in terms of these kind of medications,” he said. Dr. Koh explained that orthopaedic surgeons are interested in avoiding opioids because they have an addictive potential and many side effects that include nausea, constipation, dizziness and sedation. “We want many of our patients to be up and active because that’s the purpose of these surgical procedures,” he said. Fortunately, many ortho surgery procedures are now done safely without the need for narcotic medication. One example of a new medication for pain is peripheral nerve blocks, which Dr. Koh equated with the numbing medication that dentists use. “We’re using more selective blocks where you can actually target more of the sensory nerves,”said Dr. Koh. “We use a combination of medications called multimodal pain management.” Multi-modal drugs are non-narcotic pain medications such as acetaminophen, gabapentin and anti-inflammatory drugs. Dr. Koh added that multi-modal pain medication, long-lasting regional anesthetic blocks, and the use of cold therapy have been used in orthopaedics for years. Cold therapy provides relief by decreasing some of the pain and swelling after surgery. “Our pain control has advanced to the point where patients are alert and comfortable enough that after a knee or hip replacement they’re able to get up and walk with some support and go home the same day,” said Dr.

Koh. He credits Dr. Ravi Bashyal for leading the progress in that area. “It’s a select group of patients who are able to do that, but hopefully we can continue to extend that kind of rapid release of pain, restoration and function to a significant group of patients,” Dr. Koh added. NorthShore University HealthSystem Dr. Jason Koh (center). PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF NORTHSHORE implemented an EnUNIVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM hanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program in 2016 for colorectal surgery, but Dr. Koh fective, pain-free lives, and the majority of patients we explained that NorthShore will soon be one of the first treat on a day-to-day basis are without surgical proceplaces in the country to start implementing ERAS for dures,” he said. certain types of spine surgeries. Dr. Koh often prescribes physical therapy to eliminate ERAS was developed in Denmark in the 1990s and substantial pain by strengthening the knee, hip or back. was designed to optimize pre-operative, intra-operative, But for patients where surgery is clearly necessary and and post-operative patient care. A key component of the joint is completely “worn out like a flat tire,” joint replacement on average provides 20 plus years of pain ERAS is patient education. “There’s recent data showing that if patients are prop- relief, according to Dr. Koh. Dr. Koh was thrilled when some of his patients who erly educated about different ways to have pain control and the risk of opioids after surgery, that will cut their were in severe pain before their shoulder replacement narcotic use by 50 percent and get them off that nar- surgeries only felt the need to take Tylenol or Advil cotic after a surgical procedure much more quickly,”said within a day or two after having the procedure. “It’s great to help patients get out of pain and resume Dr. Koh. But surgery isn’t always the best option. active lives without the use of narcotics or other pain “Our goal in orthopaedics is to restore people to ef- medications,” he said. SATURDAY JULY 7 | SUNDAY JULY 8 2018 |

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New Chief at Helm of Bernie’s Book Bank BY EMILY SPECTRE DAILYNORTHSHORE.COM

Darrin Utynek, who assumed the role of chief executive officer at Bernie’s Book Bank in May, was drawn to the organization’s mission to serve others. “I think first and foremost the mission to serve at-risk youth and its recognized brand got me excited,” Utynek said. The role is a first for Bernie’s Book Bank, which was founded in 2009 by Brian Floriani, and has grown extensively in nine years. Bernie’s Book Bank sources, processes and distributes new and gently used children’s books with the goal of increasing book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout the Darrin Utynek is the new chief executive officer Chicago area. Floriani will transition to founder and chief at Bernie’s Book Bank. advancement officer. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOEL LERNER Bernie’s Book Bank felt like a natural fit to Utynek, who has experience in both the business and nonprofit Habitat Company, a real estate management firm. sectors. He previously worked at nonprofits such as the “I think I will bring a really diverse background that American Red Cross,where he was chief operating officer, will see the vision of the future and get Bernie’s where I and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, as well as The want it to go,” Utynek said.

Given the success of Bernie’s Book Bank, Utynek envisions growing the concept. “I would love to see us expand nationally,” he said. While the nonprofit serves more than 300,000 children locally, Utynek believes a similar need exists in other cities, and that Bernie’s Book Bank is a model that is easily replicated. At this point, specific plans are in the works with no exact timeline in place as of yet, Utynek said. While Utynek interned for a professional sports team in college, he soon realized after landing a job in the nonprofit sector after graduating that mission work was the right path for him. “I have based my career movements on charitable organizations, and organizations I can get behind, and make a difference while I was there,” Utynek said. Although many people make a distinction between the business and nonprofit sectors, Utynek said many of the same principles apply to both for daily operations. Instead, Utynek said the defining factor for most organizations is the culture and mission — something that Bernie’s Book Bank has in spades. “Bernie’s Book Bank has an amazing culture thanks

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to the founder and his vision to start such a tremendous organization,” Utynek said. Bernie’s Book Bank serves a unique role in the community.It not only serves at-risk youth,but it also provides a gathering place for volunteers.“It is such a dynamic way to engage people,” Utynek said. There are many ways to get involved with Bernie’s Book Bank. Some people donate time, some donate money, others donate books. It’s not unusual to see people of all ages and abilities volunteering there, including scheduled groups, or people who volunteer on a regular basis. Moving forward,Utynek plans to work with the board to refine the nonprofit’s policy and processes, in order to implement a strategic plan to replicate the organization across the country. “Bernie’s Book Bank’s biggest strengths are the culture and mission,and to capitalize on those is critical to advancement,” Utynek said. For more information about Bernie’s Book Bank, please visit www.berniesbookbank.org.

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Sunny Side Up at Café Pettopia

Left: Owner Mike Pettorelli at Cafe Pettopia in Highwood. Above: Italian Frittata with Mike’s Potatoes. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOEL LERNER

said the chefs went as far as closing all of the windows in the summertime, so the students would experience working in the extreme heat like the great chefs before them. Guests might not see owner/chef Mike PetPettorelli said the lessons he learned have helped torelli when they dine at Café Pettopia. After being make him a better chef today. in business for almost 10 years, he’s still working He opened his first restaurant, Café Alexander, behind the scenes doing everything from preparing in 1991, on the site that currently houses Bent Fork a wide array of breakfast and lunch items to washing Bakery at 335 Waukegan Avenue in Highwood. dishes. Like Café Pettopia, Café Alexander also was “I’m a one-man show in the kitchen and I’m so open for breakfast and lunch. busy that it’s hard to talk to the customers,” he said. “But I like to think that my menu and my “I hope no one takes offense.” cooking is a lot better now,” said Pettorelli. Café Pettopia will turn 10 on October 1. PetPettorelli has stuck with the breakfast and lunch torelli looks forward to planning a small celebration formula because he’s a morning person and he likes for loyal customers by offering something special to have his afternoons free. It also helps that he to commemorate the day. was always “into eating and cooking breakfast,” his Pettorelli’s love of cooking began in his parents’ favorite meal of the day. kitchen. Café Alexander closed in 2000. Pettorelli prefers The Highland Park native moved to Highwood Café Pettopia’s location at 849 Sheridan Road, when he was 10, and he currently resides there. as Café Pettopia has more seating and separate “I was always interested in cooking and enjoyed restroom facilities. The name Pettopia is a takeoff hanging out in the kitchen growing up,” he said. on Pettorelli and utopia. Years later a friend convinced Pettorelli to attend Here are some of Café Pettopia’s most popular the Culinary Arts School at Kendall College in breakfast dishes: Evanston, which proved to be a life altering expe• The J.W. Sandwich is made with Italian sausage, rience. He enjoyed learning the “old school ways bacon or ham with American cheese and two of cooking” from the esteemed French chefs. He scrambled eggs on Italian toast or a croissant BY JULIE KEMP PICK DAILYNORTHSHORE.COM

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• Gourmet French Toast is a Bananas Foster spinoff with bananas, toasted walnuts, cinnamon and brown sugar and butter • The Italian Frittata is three scrambled eggs with spinach, tomato, onion, garlic, Italian seasonings, mozzarella and Parmigiano cheeses Café Pettopia also serves omelettes and daily specials. All breakfasts (excluding Oats Pettopia) are served with Mikes Potatoes. To prepare the fan favorite, Pettorelli power cooks Idaho potatoes, slices them, fries them until they’re crispy and adds a homemade seasoning. Breakfast is served all day until the 2 p.m. closing, and it’s the only meal on Sundays, which is a shortened day. For lunch, Pettopia’s house specialty is the homemade tortellacci, which is Pettorelli’s grandma’s recipe that he proudly keeps “tightly guarded.” The tortellacci is made with fresh egg pasta filled with ricotta, Parmigiano, cream cheese, spinach, nut meg and your choice of homemade sauce. Pettorelli recommends the tomato cream sauce. Pettorelli said his grandma was a regular at both Café Alexander and Café Pettopia, and he’s fortunate that his parents still live nearby in Highwood. “My parents are happy to help me out if I’m ever in a jam,” he said.

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Pettorelli also recommends the Italian Sausage sandwich that differs from the breakfast version. The lunch menu features a variety of sandwiches, pastas, salads and homemade soup is served every day. When Pettorelli isn’t working, he loves to go fishing. Every September, he goes fishing with his friends on the Colorado River. He lived in Colorado when he was in between restaurants, and though he misses spending more time there, the years have taught him to appreciate Café Pettopia even more. “I feel like I’m on solid ground now and things are going really well,” he said. Café Pettopia is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. The early closing gives Pettorelli more time to spend with his new puppy, a gift from his girlfriend. But mornings and early afternoons are reserved for his bright and sunny restaurant with the yellowcheckered tablecloths. “It makes me feel good to know that people can come to my place and get a really good meal and walk out satisfied,” said Pettorelli. Café Pettopia is located at 849 Sheridan Road in Highwood. For more information, call 847-433-3727. THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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Socials LIVE FROM GLASA…IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT! Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association Photography by Larry Miller

North Shore guests enjoyed a “wild and crazy” night filled with fabulous food, cocktails, auctions, and live music by the Blues Brothers Band at Lake Shore Harley-Davidson in Libertyville for GLASA’s annual gala. This year’s theme played off of the famed Saturday Night Live program and included guest appearances by some of the programs most famous characters. Local restaurants served delicious cuisine and guests enjoyed a whiskey tasting bar while raising funds for the athletes participating in GLASA’s adaptive sports programs.

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9. 790 Southmeadow LAKE FOREST $1,199,000 Sunday 12-3pm Marsha Nusslock, Coldwell Banker 847-234-8000

2.720 Highview Terrace LAKE FOREST Sunday 1-3 $599,999 Kim Shortsle, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.987.5702

10. 1070 Estes Avenue LAKE FOREST Sunday 1-3 $830,000 Susan Lincoln, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.846.8814

3. 1078 S. Estate Lane LAKE FOREST Sunday 1-3 $839,000 Kim Shortsle, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.987.5702

11. 891 Half Day Road HIGHLAND PARK $290,000 Sunday 1-5 Carol Santi and Brendan Santi, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 847-668-8449 and 847-208-4509

4. 833 N. McKinley Road LAKE FOREST Sunday 1-4 $1,625,000 Lyon Martini, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.828.9991

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13. 2605 Kelly Lane HIGHLAND PARK Sunday 1-3:45 $989,000 J Anderson/D Mancuso, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff 847.347.8245

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12. 94 Leonard Wood South Unit 103 HIGHLAND PARK $499,000 Sunday 1-4pm Laura Henderson, Coldwell Banker 847-234-8000

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Advantage, North Shore tennis fans A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center set to stage a menu of salivating men’s pro matches BY BILL MCLEAN

Christina Fawcett cooks a mean flank steak. Nobody knows that better than her son Tom does. “I love eating my mom’s steak the night before a tennis match,” Tom Fawcett, a recent Stanford University graduate, says. Maybe the 2014 New Trier graduate likes his steak well-done. Or medium-rare. What’s rare, away from the dinner table, is this: Fawcett playing highly competitive and highly entertaining tennis in front of family and friends. The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder with a huge serve will do that as a main-draw wild card entrant at the ATP Challenger Tour stop in Winnetka, a professional event ( July 7-14) at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center. “I’ve been playing on the road practically my entire life,” says Fawcett, a three-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American at Stanford. “The Challenger is a unique tournament for me, a chance to sleep in a familiar bed in between matches, eat good food at home and hear more people than usual support me while I compete. “I’m hoping some of my buddies show up and get a little rowdy.” The ATP Challenger Tour is a series of international men’s professional tennis tournaments for up-and-coming stars — and, occasionally, former established stars — competing for cash prizes and ATP points. Think Triple-A in baseball, the level just below Major League Baseball. Triple-A ballplayers want to sip coffee in The Show someday; Challenger Tour players want to sip water, courtside, next to Roger Federer someday. Or Rafael Nadal. The Winnetka stop is a $75,000 event. Qualifying matches begin July 7; main-draw action starts July 9. John McEnroe slapped winners in Winnetka. Pete Sampras cracked serves in Winnetka. The pair won a combined 21 Grand Slam singles championships. Eventual two-time Grand Slam singles champion Lleyton Hewitt hustled for ATP points in Winnetka. So did former Northwestern University star Todd Martin. So did Jack Sock, the 2013 winner who finished the 2017 ATP season ranked No. 8 in the world in singles. Last year’s U.S. Open singles runner-up, Kevin Anderson? Yet another former Winnetka Challenger entrant. “It’s a great chance to watch great tennis in our back yard,” says A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center staff professional Mike Friedman, a 1984 Highland Park High School graduate who netted Division III All-America honors at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. “It’s nice what the tournament organizers do each year, awarding wild-card berths to outstanding former area high school and Northwestern players. Tennis clubs from the city and

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GAME, (FAW)CETT, MATCH: New Trier graduate Tom Fawcett netted a fourth Winnetka Challenger berth. The pro tennis tourney starts July 9. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEORGE PFOERTNER

the suburbs are organizing to bring groups to watch some of the matches. I’m sure you’ll see [New Trier girls tennis coach and longtime teaching pro] Jerry Morse-Karzen and other pro instructors accompanying groups and enjoying the tennis together. “The level of tennis will be a wonderful thing to witness,” he adds. Cyprus native Marcos Baghdatis — currently ranked No. 83 in the world in singles, the 2006

Australian Open singles runner-up and a 2006 Wimbledon semifinalist — will serve ’em up at this year’s Challenger in Winnetka as long as he doesn’t advance to the second week of action at a certain fortnight tournament across the pond, the one with the dress code, the one where creamdrenched strawberries outnumber tennis balls, the one called … Wimbledon. You might have heard of it.

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People in Wyoming might be able to hear the THWAP of a Tom Fawcett serve in Winnetka this month. His delivery is that powerful, that resounding. Fawcett opted to no longer play high school tennis for New Trier after teaming with Drew Campbell to place runner-up in doubles at the 2011 Illinois High School Association state meet. He was a freshman then. Four years later he earned the No. 1 singles position at Stanford and pounded shots against No. 1s for the rest of his collegiate career. An NCAA Tournament singles semifinalist as a junior in 2017, Fawcett, a captain in ’18, achieved a season-high ITA singles ranking of No. 9 this past spring and finished at No. 13. His final Cardinal squad went 22-4 — the program’s best season in 15 years. Fawcett chose San Diego to serve as his training base. Christian Groh coaches the four-time First Team All-PAC-12 netter. “Not working on anything technical right now,” says Fawcett, whose appearance in the 2018 Winnetka Challenger will be his fourth overall, third as a main-draw wild card entrant. “I’m working on figuring out the right tactics to use to win points efficiently. My fitness, too. Working really hard on that. To make a run in pro tournaments, you have to be physically fit. Fitness is a big priority. Staying healthy is a big priority.” Fawcett plans to play in several other ATP Challenger Tour events this summer, including a pair in Canada. The hope, the serious plan, is to peak in New York at the end of the U.S. Open qualifying rounds in late August. “I’m looking forward to playing near my home again this summer,” Fawcett says. “Being able to play, with my family watching, with my good friends watching, means a lot to me.” Had he not received a wild card and if he happened to be in town July 7-14, Fawcett would certainly clear his calendar in order to check out the hyper-competitive rallies at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center. “There will be high-quality tennis on every court, with many of the spectators sitting only 15 or 20 feet from the court,” Fawcett says. “It will be cool for many, an eye-opening experience.” Tickets for the Winnetka Challenger main-draw matches range from $20-$30, depending on the session. Net proceeds benefit the North Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA), an intergovernmental partnership in the northern suburban area of Chicago that provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. For more information about the ATP Challenger Tour stop ( July 7-14) in Winnetka, please visit nielsenprotennis.org. All matches will be played outdoors at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, 530 Hibbard Road, Winnetka. THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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Ireland has eyes for EIU Panthers volleyball recruit Ireland Hieb set for another hit season with the HPHS Giants

BY BILL MCLEAN

Tony Romo. Jimmy Garoppolo. Behold, two former Eastern Illinois University star quarterbacks. One (Romo) was an NFL QB. Garoppolo throws the football for the 49ers. Ireland Hieb mentioned both in a recent interview — and the senior-to-be girls volleyball player at Highland Park High School wasn’t preparing to make an appearance on the television game show Sports Jeopardy! Hieb, a 6-foot-1 outside hitter and a reigning co-Central Suburban League North Player of the Year, dropped both names because she had just

“I loved being around people on a volleyball court, teammates who had jobs to do and went out there and got the job done for the team.”

returned from a visit to the EIU campus in Charleston and was wildly excited about all things Panthers. “Awesome, so amazing,” Hieb said of the EIU women’s volleyball program, to which she made a verbal commitment in late June. “The school is in a small town (pop. 21,838). The people down there? So genuine, and I found out how committed they are to preparing you for life after college. “And to think, not too long ago, I was sure I would pick a school out West, because I used to live out there, in Washington state, and I seriously wanted to get out of Illinois after my final year in high school.” Hieb used to live — play, actually — in the “Illinois” of a volleyball court from the sixth grade until the first match of her junior season last fall. Hieb was a middle blocker, good enough to make the Giants’ varsity squad as a freshman in 2015. Giants girls volleyball coach Beth Peterson shifted Hieb to a “coast” spot — outside hitter — early in the 2017 season. “We felt,” the coach said, “Ireland needed to get more touches, more chances to finish points.” 'IRE' ON FIRE: Rising Highland Park HS senior Ireland Hieb paced the Giants' volleyball team in kills last Hieb thrived from the outside, smacking a team- fall. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOEL LERNER

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high 245 kills in an 18-win season, including 8-2 in the CSL North. HPHS tied Maine West and Maine East for first place in the division. A Giants girls volleyball team hadn’t won or shared a CSL North regular-season title since 1975. “Ireland has agility, has explosiveness,” Peterson said of the Wildcat Juniors Volleyball Club player. “Her intensity … it’s pretty high, always, and she uses that to get up and get after the ball. She has the ability to dominate with her attacks and with her consistent, tough serve. “What I like about her demeanor [in matches] is her reaction to one of her great kills or to one of her amazing serves or to one of her key blocks. Ireland doesn’t celebrate much after any of those, which is nice. Her attitude is, ‘Okay, got that one; let’s move on to the next point.’ ” Hieb’s explanation for such behavior on the court? Steeped in humility. She’d tell you she would not have been able to finish a point with a flourish without that perfect set from senior-to-be Allyson Gordon or without that diving dig from senior-to-be Ella Weil, who set the school record last fall for digs in a season with 272. Nobody in program history amassed more assists (606) in a season than Gordon did in 2017. “I do get somewhat excited after one of my kills, but not because it was anything I did,” Hieb said. “Many things have to go right for your team to win a point. So many times, after winning a point, I can point to a teammate or two and say, ‘You made that happen; nice going.’ Winning a point in volleyball, way more often than not, is a 100-percent-team effort. That was one of the many reasons I loved volleyball right away when I started playing it at the age of 11, 12. “I loved being around people on a volleyball court, teammates who had jobs to do and went out there and got the job done for the team.” Hieb helped complete an entirely different kind of job earlier this summer — in the Dominican Republic. She and other members in her Christ Church-Lake Forest youth group combined forces to build a house in the Caribbean nation. That same group congregated at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff and packed books in boxes. Grateful at-risk children later unpacked the books and opened them. The words and the pictures opened their minds. Hieb would never pass up the opportunity to crack open a history book. “History is usually my favorite class,” she said. “I love learning about our presidents. The coolest? George Washington, I’d have to say. Great leader. He showed initiative, took charge, did a lot of good things for our country.” Hail to you, too, Miss Hieb. Hail to you. THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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BY BILL MCLEAN ILLUSTRATION BY BARRY BLITT

The dog of a recent patient at NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Highland Park Hospital missed his owner. Missed him badly. “The dog stopped eating at home,” the hospital’s president, Gabrielle Cummings, says. Absence hadn’t just made the pooch’s heart grow fonder; it had also made the canine’s frame shrink. The patient grew worried. Cummings and her leadership team of department heads at the hospital got wind of the pet’s plight, put their heads together and did something about it. They arranged an owner-dog meeting in the lobby of the hospital. That dog’s tail got quite a workout that day. The thought bubble above the dog’s head: You’re still alive! Now where’s my bowl of chow? “That’s an example of an act, a unique one, we came up with to meet a need of a patient,” says the 41-year-old Cummings, whose first day as Jesse Hall Peterson’s successor was April 2, shortly after her return from a trip to Bali, where she celebrated a friend’s 50th birthday and climbed a volcano. “I have a great team, fully dedicated to healthcare. I’m all about learning in my first 90 days on the job, meeting and getting to know every department head, setting up appointments with local governments leaders. What are the healthcare needs of Highland Park and the communities around it? I want to know them, need to know them. “My leadership style begins with listening,” the Chicago resident adds from her seat at a table at Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Highland Park. “I like to take information and feedback and make informed decisions. I emphasize collaboration. I like to act quickly; I don’t let things linger.” Doesn’t like to sit still, either. Cummings, who grew up in Dallas, typically runs twice a week and lifts weights twice a week. Her good friend Justine got her into running, and last summer she ran a half-marathon in Chicago with her father, Fred, a physician. Her mother, Frankie Lowe, didn’t have to say a word to a young Gabrielle about the importance of volunteering time. Or thinking of

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others. Or making sure famished folks at shelters gobbled up turkeys and heaping helpings of sides on Thanksgiving Day. Frankie’s selfless actions brought joy to others. An attentive Gabrielle watched her mother from a front row. “My father got me interested in the field I’m in now,” Cummings says. “My mom instilled in me the wonderful life mission of giving back. My father did, too. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be in healthcare, to help people get better through my work and the work of my colleagues, my teammates. My father taught me discipline and focus, along with encouraging me to do whatever I had set my mind to do. My mom loves life, loves everything about it. “If I ever reach the point of having 1/16th of the energy my mom has, I’d be thrilled.” Cummings attended Greenhill School (grades 7-12) in Addison, Texas, playing basketball and volleyball when she wasn’t watching every play of every Dallas Cowboys football game. Her favorite Cowboy of all time is Drew Pearson, a wide receiver with the franchise from 1973-83. Resting in her office at the hospital is a construction hat, adorned with the Cowboys’ helmet logo. One of the issues her industry hopes to tackle: the skyrocketing prices of pharmaceutical drugs. “It’s significant, through the roof. It’s something that has to be managed,” says Cummings, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare management at Florida A & M in Tallahassee and collected her master’s in hospital administration with a concentration in strategy at the University of Minnesota. “Our focus has to be on the healthcare experience. People are shopping for healthcare; it’s a commodity service.” Cummings began her career at NorthShore University HealthSystem 16 years ago with a post-graduate fellowship at Evanston Hospital. She took off from there, climbing the ranks, steadily, at Highland Park Hospital, then at Glenbrook Hospital, then back at Evanston

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If I ever reach the point of having 1/16th of the energy my mom has, I’d be thrilled.

Hospital, attaining the title of senior vice president before landing her current position. Highland Park Hospital, the site of the first open-heart surgery ever performed in Lake County, turned 100 this year. The hospital’s unique Labor Delivery Recovery Postpartum (LDRP) — a single-room care experience — opened last September, meaning it’s still in its … infancy. Plans are in place to renovate the ER either later this summer or early in the fall. Inpatient rooms? To be upgraded, soon. And NorthShore University HealthSystem and Advocate Health Care formed a partnership in May to enhance pediatric care in the Chicago area. “It’s a phenomenal place, Highland Park Hospital, in a phenomenal system,” says Cummings, who ordered egg whites well-done, turkey links well-done and buckwheat pancakes with pecans. “What excites me and inspires me is the hospital’s leadership team. Our department heads engage with each other, and they’re well aware, like I am, that we’re all teammates.” Cummings considers her close friends her best teachers. Justine and Tonya, to name a couple. Her favorite classrooms? Cities in other countries. A young Cummings and her mother traveled to France and Italy. An older Cummings visited Egypt, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica. Cummings and Tonya attended a Beyonce concert in Amsterdam not too long ago. “I want to go to Spain someday,” the hospital president says. “Would like to see Cuba, too. I plan to go to Israel with my mom either this year or next. Travel. I love to travel.” Highland Park Hospital isn’t a plane. But if it were, you’d feel quite safe, supremely confident, with a pilot like Gabrielle Cummings at the controls. THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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The North Shore Weekend East, Issue 301  

The North Shore Weekend East is published every week and features the news and personalities of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield,...

The North Shore Weekend East, Issue 301  

The North Shore Weekend East is published every week and features the news and personalities of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield,...