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Do you need to know them to be moved by their death?


s a teenager, I remember a spirited debate between two friends after John Lennon was killed. Neither one knew the former Beatle beyond his music and his persona. One was upset at the death; the other could not have cared less. “You never knew him personally,” said the one who couldn’t have cared less. “How can you be so upset?” Many years later, when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash, the world saw millions of people – some in hysterics — bewailing the tragic death of a person they had never met. Strong emotions for a distant figure is a real phenomenon — and in the television age, that first became apparent during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago in Dallas. The nation was gripped by days of mourning, punctuated by the haunting, drum-pounding march of the casket to Arlington National Cemetery. People today still remember the trauma vividly, whether they knew the President or not. Inside these pages, former Congressman John Porter (who worked in the Justice Department headed by Robert F. Kennedy) and other North Shore denizens share their thoughts about the dark day in Dallas. For anyone interested in a gripping, little-known account about the President that day — the President meaning Lyndon Johnson, the man derided by Kennedy Administration staffers as “Rufus Cornpone” who succeeded the slain leader

— read Robert Caro’s “The Passage of Power.” Johnson called Bobby Kennedy, a hated rival, shortly after JFK’s death not to commiserate — but to ask the Attorney General how he could formally be sworn in as President. He wanted Jackie Kennedy next to him on the plane during the swearing-in to be seen as a legitimate heir. It’s fascinating stuff in Caro’s fourth volume of Johnson’s life. Speaking of which, there’s another solid book out, this one about a well-known Chicago hockey player and North Shore resident. “Keith Magnuson: The Inspiring Life and Times of a Beloved Blackhawk” remembers the red-haired defenseman who would do anything — including stop speeding slap shots with his jaw — to help his team win. Like others mentioned in this column, he died too young. It’s safe to say thousands who only knew him as the fireball on the ice at Chicago Stadium were as upset by his passing as my friend who never met John Lennon. Read about the former team captain (and eventually coach) in Sunday Breakfast. Despite all the talk of death above, there’s plenty to be thankful for in this world. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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950 Hill Road, Winnetka.

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■ by bill mclean The 18-room, 13,400-square-foot mansion on Brierhill Road in Deerfield was originally designed in the early 1900s to mirror President George Washington’s Mount Vernon manor near Alexandria, Va. The Father of our Country lived in palatial digs. From approximately 1918 until 1940, the estate in Lake County served as a haven for some of our country’s impoverished children. “The purpose of the luxurious home in Deerfield was to provide a temporary place for children to live,” said Coldwell BankerDeerfield broker Michele Vold, a co-listing agent (with Linda Antokal) of the mansion, listed at $2.9 million. “Their parents,” she added, “were either too ill or unable to take care of them because of financial difficulties. There was an orphanage in Evanston, but that was overcrowded.” There was a mansion in Deerfield, with open — and highly ornate — doors. Where there’s a mansion, there’s a story. Or two.

Or more. “It has such an interesting history,” Vold said. Most mansions have one. Two other examples, closer to the lake: John G. Shedd, the second president and chairman of the board of Marshall Field and Co., gave his daughter, Laura, quite a wedding gift nearly 100 years ago. It was bigger than a breadbox and smaller than Buckingham Palace. And impossible to wrap. It’s still around. It’s the Schweppe estate in Lake Forest. The English Renaissance estate was designed by Frederick Wainwright Perkins in 1917 and restored in 1987 and 1988 by 70 craftsmen, including Italian artisans and Bavarian stone crafters. It sits on 5.3 acres at 405 N. Mayflower Road. It’s on the market for $12 million. “It’s in fabulous condition,” said Coldwell Banker-Lake Forest broker associate Ann Lyon, a former architect. So is the historical mansion on 950 Hill Road in Winnetka, listed at $6.95 million.

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The McNabb estate was built in 1929 for Joseph McNabb, then the president of Bell & Howell, the film projection company. The mansion’s broker agents are Barbara Shields and John Baylor of @ properties-Winnetka. “Its current owner refurbished it [the past 10 years] but maintained the integrity of its amazing architecture,” Shields said of the English Tudor structure. But it, like the Brierhill Road and Schweppe dwellings, is more than just a gem along the North Shore. Stuff went on inside the walls during the mansion’s early years. Interesting, compelling stuff. What is now a billiard room lined with custom-made sconces on the lower level was home to a huge projection room in the 1930s. A door down there served as an entryway to something forbidden at the time. “A wine cellar … during the Prohibition Era,” Shields said, sounding like a seasoned museum docent. “Later, in the 1950s, the owner kept a very expensive, extensive collection of church artifacts in the lower level. “The current owner,” she added, “saved some of those artifacts.”

List Price: $9,800,000.

It’s a good time to buy North Shore historical mansions, most brokers believe. Inventory in such a category is down. Prices have been dipping. Interest rates are still near historic lows. Plus it’s the fourth quarter — a time when a year-end bonus check lifts spirits and bulks up buying power. “There are a lot of buyers interested in high-end, beautiful houses out there,” Shields said, adding two such houses sold recently in Winnetka ($5.9 million asking price) and in Glencoe ($6.7 million). The North Shore without mansions is Chicago without skyscrapers. They’re essential to the fabric of the area, massive baubles along leafy, lakefront neighborhoods. “It’s an absolute tragedy when historical mansions get torn down,” said Jean Wright of Jean Wright Real Estate in Winnetka. “That happens, but people are also preserving them. The mansions on the North Shore are what make the North Shore so nice, so special. Why do people go to Europe? To see the castles. “The North Shore’s mansions,” she added, “are our castles.” dream houses >> page 10


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All that’s missing at 855 E. Westminster Road in Lake Forest is a moat. It’s the John Hughes mansion, sprawled across more than 11,000 square feet and listed at $4.955 million. The late screenwriter, director and producer renovated, expanded and meticulously maintained the English Tudor house in 1992. The second floor office includes custom built-in desks, book cases and a wood-burning fireplace that bears the trademark of Hughes Entertainment within the mantle. The mansion’s listing agent is Coldwell Banker’s Lyon. “There are benefits for those who want to renovate and restore historical mansions,” Lyon said, referring to property tax assessment freezes and Federal income tax deduction to owners of historic properties who donate preservation easements to qualified organizations. There are benefits for those who don’t live in mansions but still get to admire the striking abodes — for free. “When you drive down Sheridan Road, you’re driving past an amazing history of architecture,” said Ian Robinson, managing broker at Coldwell Banker-Northbrook. “The quality of workmanship … it’s there for all to see. Mansions are hugely important to the character of the lakefront communities.” Real estate agent/consultant Susan Maman of @properties-Winnetka hired architectural historian Laura Culberson Knapp to help her market the Pabst manor at 443 Sheridan Road in Glencoe (under contract, as of Nov. 18; list price of $5.95 million). Knapp thoroughly researched the mansion’s original owner, philanthropist and brewing company executive Harris Perlstein, and architect brothers William and Hal Pereira of Chicago. Her copy complemented images of the property in the listing brochure. “It’s rich in history,” Maman said of the Georgian style manor, built in 1936. The Pereira brothers moved to California and became theater designers for Paramount. They also designed dozens of movie theaters and interiors across the country. Hal Pereira worked on films — including ones directed by Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder — as an art director and production designer. Many of the names of the architects attached to the North Shore mansions are as awesome as, well, the mansions: Frank Lloyd Wright, Howard Van Doran Shaw, David Adler, Henry Ives Cobb, Rudolph Schindler, John Van Bergen and Edwin Hill Clark.

If there’s an Architecture Hall of Fame, one of those men must have designed it. “Some homeowners appreciate the façade of their homes and do all they can to maintain the integrity of that, while adding modern amenities inside,” said Caitlyn Terrell, Director of Luxury & Development Marketing at Koenig & Strey Real Living in Skokie. Businessman and philanthropist W. Clement Stone lived in a mansion for decades on 445 Sheridan Road in Winnetka. That is well-known. Perhaps not so wellknown was the man who lived there from 1931-65: James G. McMillan, president of the Wander Company, creator of Olvatine. Harold L. Ickes drank milk in his mansion at 900 Private Road in Winnetka. He

served as the United States Secretary of the Interior from 1933-46. He also had a major impact locally. “[Ickes] helped to change the fabric of Winnetka,” said Carol Hunt, a broker associate at Baird & Warner-Winnetka. “He was behind the project to create the Skokie Lagoons.” The Civilian Conservation Corps toiled in the mid-1930s to form the hills and lakes of the lagoons. “North Shore residents live near many unique homes,” added Hunt, who, in 2010, sold a mansion (built in 1886) on Elm Street in Winnetka. “And the people who lived in them … so many of them lived interesting lives. It’s good to know that people still appreciate history. It’s always good to still

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see a mansion close to its original form.” Among the other famous mansion owners along the North Shore: former Carson Pirie Scott executive and chairman Bruce MacLeish (lakeside bluff in Glencoe, built in 1919), and former Ohio Secretary of State William Henry Smith, a close friend of President Rutherford B. Hayes, who appointed Smith Collector of the Port of Chicago in 1877 (the “Lost Rock” estate on 100 E. Pembroke Drive in Lake Forest, 1894). “Mansions are an integral part of the history and development of the North Shore,” said Maureen Mohling, a broker associate at Coldwell Banker-Winnetka. “There’s a lot of interesting, fascinating history surrounding mansions. History often adds value.” ■

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‘It was almost as if a nuclear bomb had gone off’

Residents’ memories remain vivid 50 years after the assassination of a President When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago in Dallas, his death had a profound impact across the country — including on the North Shore. A few people in the area knew the President, either from working for his 1960 presidential campaign or from wintering in Palm Beach, Fla. The lion’s share knew his public image, primarily from speeches and press conferences. Whatever one’s political affiliation, the assassination was a shock, the first of a U.S. president since 1901. Here are some thoughts from those who lived through it: Mettawa resident and television journalist Bill Kurtis was a first-year student at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kan., when he heard a knock on his door on Nov. 22, 1963. It was a friend. It was noon, maybe 12:30. He told me, “Kennedy has been shot.” It was hard to compute. We went immediately to a television. Television was in its infancy then. The Kennedy assassination changed the nature of television, united the country. The entire country watched television that day, sharing a moment. Was it a shock? Yes. Was it stunning. Yes. But it left so many of us paralyzed in a way. It was almost as if a nuclear bomb had gone off. It was a deep loss, much like a death in a family for many. Everybody had come to love the beautiful, Camelot people — the Kennedys. JFK had given hope to the country. Many of us thought, ‘How could anybody do this to our President?’ We all thought we were secure. That final salute [from John Kennedy Jr., to his father’s casket] at the funeral was a highly emotional moment for those watching because it drove home the family connection rather than the military one. — Bill McLean

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J o h n P o r t e r, f o rm e r Re p ub li c a n U. S . Congressman, was working out in the Evanston YMCA when the tragic news came in. Before that, he had served in the U.S. Department of Justice in the Kennedy Administration. W hen I was at the University of Michigan law school, big law firms were out interviewing for jobs. One of those was the U.S. Department of Justice. They offered me an Honor Law Graduate Attorney position. This was in 1960, His family and the nation mourned slain leader John F. Kennedy. so the appointment was made by the Eisenhower Administration. By the time Glenbrook North High School principal Paul Pryma was I had graduated law school, Kennedy had been elected. a kindergartner at Thomas Edison Public School in Chicago I took my wife and newborn child John to Washington, when he heard the news of the JFK assassination. It came D.C. for the first time. I was working for the Justice via an administrator’s voice over a loudspeaker. Department headed by Robert F. Kennedy, and I was He told us the President had been wounded. It was heavily assigned to the civil division in the appellate section. Democratic, heavily Catholic, where we lived. My kinderThe exciting part of it was when Bobby Kennedy, the garten teacher … the news shook her up. All of the adults attorney general and the President’s brother, walked in around us that day were upset. It was a sad, sad day. and told me to tell him what we were working on. Bobby I remember walking home from school and noticing the Kennedy came down from the top offices and he related behavior of the kids and their parents. It was quiet, so quiet. to people. Normally, after a school day, kids were joyous and running Everyone was buzzing about the new Kennedy around. Not that day. People were reflective. Administration. I was excited just to be in Washington. People were glued to the news on black-and-white TVs I had left the government by the time President Kennedy for the next several days. I remember Walter Cronkite, was assassinated. I was in the Evanston YMCA working taking his glasses off, looking at the camera and telling out, and people were watching the TV set in the men’s us our President had died. locker room when I heard about what happened in Dallas. It [recognizing the 50th anniversary of the assassination] Everyone was in shock. is important, absolutely. That was a compelling part of our Kennedy brought real stature to the White House and nation’s history. JFK represented such a physical presence whether you agreed with his politics or not, you felt he was of hope. When he spoke, he usually said something about our promising future and what we were going to achieve. a leader. — Scott Holleran He certainly had charisma. How he died that day, what we went through as a nation Winnetka resident Jim Marran was a history teacher at New Trier High School and was eating lunch in the faculty after hearing the news; all of it was vivid to me — and dining room on Nov. 22, 1963, when Robert Carpenter, dean that’s coming from a 5-year-old’s perspective. The audacity of somebody doing that to our President … I’m still trying of faculty, approached the table. He said to us, ‘I have some awfully bad news. The to process it. — Bill McLean President is dead. He was assassinated.’ We all sat there, stunned. I didn’t know what to say or do. Highwood resident Mary Tondi attended a grammar Before heading to class, I called my wife [Barbara] at school in Northbrook. A startling sight for her on Nov. home. She told me our daughter [Julia, then 3] had walked 22, 1963, was that of a teacher crying on school grounds. into a room and announced, [the TV show] ‘Bozo’s off. He was my teacher. It was scary. That was horrible news, Something bad has happened.’ somebody getting shot. I taught a class with an English Lit teacher [Erle Lair, After the announcement, all of the students went outalso of Winnetka]. We told our students what had happened side for an extra recess. I also remember many teachers that day. We talked about assassinations, about the other huddled up near the playground, under a basketball rim. assassinations of our presidents [Abraham Lincoln, James So many of us wondered, “Who would do that? Who would Garfield and William McKinley]. We brought up World War shoot the President? And why?” I and how it was the result of an assassination. We tried to The news was on TV constantly … for days. Every chanturn a tragedy into a teachable moment. I think we did that. nel had somebody reporting on the assassination. It was my We were all despondent that day [Friday] and for the introduction to politics. I learned a lot about Communism rest of the weekend. It was tragic. But we became aware and conspiracy theories and all the lingo of those subjects. that there was a transition of power. The world was holdWhen the funeral procession was televised, I couldn’t ing together. We were going to be OK. believe how many people lined the streets [an estimated I remember so many things about the day of the funeral. 800,000]. That was when I knew the enormity of what had One of them was [French President] Charles de Gaulle happened. You saw the funeral and you couldn’t help but walking behind the coffin. There was the salute from JFK’s think, “Wow.” son. I also clearly remember Jackie placing her hand on Seeing Jackie — everybody was thinking about her. her husband’s coffin and [their daughter] Caroline doing And I’ve always been fascinated by Caroline. She’s very the same thing. It was a touching moment. — Bill McLean strong. She’s very much like her father and mother. — Bill McLean

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photography by george pfoertner ■ by joanna brown Winnetka’s Peter and Sarah Cunningham are not your average toymakers. They distributed 2,000 plush CeCe Bears this year — and each one carries a piece of their hearts. CeCe Bears immortalize their daughter, who died in 2010 of Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), and aim to comfort other children during their treatment for epilepsy. The bears are one program of the CeCe Cares Pediatric Epilepsy Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by Peter, Sarah, and CeCe’s twin sister, Reese, to comfort children during treatment and provide financial support for their families. Peter said the foundation fills a niche they weren’t aware of when they were caring for CeCe. “Like anyone whose child has an illness, we just went with it. We were focused on taking care of her, and her medications, and taking care of our other daughter. We didn’t realize how stressful our life was until she was gone.” After her 2010 death, the Cunninghams got to know other families with an epileptic child, and they counted their blessings. “At the time we lived five minutes away from one of the top treatment centers in the country, we had great insurance, and we had the resources to provide what CeCe needed,” Peter explained. “There are funds being generated for research, but a lot of families are in pain now, and we wanted to help them.” They established the foundation to ease the stress on other families – and began to heal themselves in the process. They remembered fondly a time during one of CeCe’s hospital treatments when she received a toy rabbit from a nurse. The small gesture lightened the mood immeasurably, and it inspired them to produce a bear that would similarly lift other patients’ spirits. The CeCe Cares Foundation partnered with Chicago-based North American Bear Co. to produce a plush bear that Reese designed. “The bear has bandages because CeCe loved wearing bandages,” Peter described. “But we also got input from CeCe’s doctors to make sure it was hospital-compliant and could go in the beds with the kids who have respiratory issues, for example – that’s why it’s flat. The eyes are sewn in so that there are no choking hazards.” This year, 2,000 bears will be distributed at 30 hospitals, including Chicago area giants Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, St. Alexius Medical Center, Comer Children’s Hospital, and Rush Children’s Hospital. Sooky Koh, one of CeCe’s doctors at Lurie Children’s Hospital, keeps a CeCe Bear propped up behind her computer at the hospital. “It’s a reminder to work harder,” to learn more about SUDEP and epilepsy she explained; she’s part of several research studies at this time. Dr. Koh also said the bear matches CeCe’s personality — big eyes, big smile, huggable — and likely keeps lots of kids company when they’re in the hospital, otherwise feeling alone.

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Loyola Academy students are out of luck. They no longer can claim their dog ate their homework — unless pooches suddenly develop a craving for unsalted mobile devices. Loyola officially went 1:1 (1 iPad per student) on the first day of classes, a year after the administration at the Jesuit preparatory school in Wilmette launched an eBook pilot program involving 238 students and eight teachers. What’s app with that? At Loyola Academy, every student uses an Loyola’s current enrollment is iPad in the classroom. 2,000. “It was kind of amazing on the first photography by joel lerner day [this year] of school, seeing students walking our hallways and holding only an iPad and double as carrots for the attentive and productive students. maybe a pad of paper,” said LA’s third-year principal, Dr. “You get to have fun while learning [on an iPad],” Kathryn Baal. Caroline said. “It’s also a reward in class. If you finish “Also amazing that day was realizing 2,000 kids were your work and there’s time left, the teachers sometimes all connected to the Internet at the same time.” let you use them to play educational games.” Remember penmanship? While Apple computers near teachers’ classroom desks continue to outnumber edible apples on them, iPads in Most grade-school kids these days don’t, because it classrooms of all grade levels are almost as ubiquitous hasn’t been taught regularly in classrooms in years. It’s as students’ classroom chairs. In many school buildings so … 20th century. along the North Shore, keyboards with delete buttons But verbal communication in the classrooms is still have permanently replaced pieces of chalks and erasers. around, still hanging on, still engaging for students and “There is an initial cost for any new technologies to teachers. schools, students and the students’ families,” wrote Regina “Teachers at our school have decided there comes a Dominican High School math teacher Mary Stenson and time in class when it’s good to say to their students, ‘OK, Director of Library Services Kate Houston in a joint state- turn off your devices and let’s interact face-to-face,’ ” New ment to The North Shore Weekend. “At Regina Dominican, Trier’s Dizon said. “Even our tech-savvy students have we view this not as a cost but as an investment in our admitted that not all classes are better when they’re students’ future. taught using eBooks. They sometimes prefer learning “Because the majority of our students own smart phones, from and holding a printed text, like a novel in an English we are working toward integrating technology alternatives class.” But as long as something is novel, useful, time-saving such as smart-phone technology into our curriculum.” At New Trier High School last year, 700 students par- and applicable — the latest, coolest app, for example — it ticipated in a Mobile Learning Initiative eBook pilot will generate buzz and pique students’ interests. While attending an iPad orientation on Aug. 23, New program. This year 2,300 of the 4,000-plus students enrolled will use iPads and walk around the Winnetka and Trier senior Tom Fawcett said he received the necessary Northfield campuses with significantly lighter backpacks. apps for his biology and Chinese courses. He later shared In the 2014-15 academic year, New Trier will join Loyola his familiarity with a pig-dissection app, pointing out Academy as a 1:1 school. that it showcased all parts of the pig at various angles “It [the pilot program] enhanced the learning experi- — minus the pungent scent of formaldehyde. ence, and we received enthusiastic responses,” said Niki “It’s still all new and an exciting form of learning,” Dizon, Communications Director of New Trier School said Fawcett, who verbally committed to attend Stanford District 203. “What also was exciting was hearing that University on a tennis scholarship. “It’s also a producthe students used the devices in creative ways — ways tive way of learning. Using an iPad, it spurs people into we hadn’t anticipated. They used the iPads to organize wanting to learn more about a subject. I’ve talked with their assignments, set up a calendar and communicate my friends about it [Mobile Learning Initiative], and with their teachers.” they’re as excited as I am. “I haven’t heard anything negative.” The cost of using an iPad in classrooms and to complete assignments at home vary from school to school. At New Baal has heard a smattering of concerns from parents Trier, the family of the user pays $350, with the school of Loyola students. Newness, in anything, has a way of district providing a subsidy of $270. At Loyola, where 85 producing unease. When technology is pervasive in a setpercent of all textbooks are electronic, the family of the ting, it impacts people differently, enthralling some and user must pay for the entire iPad plus, on average, an $82 ostracizing others. book fee in 2013-14. It can be overwhelming for a pair of lost iPad users who “A typical book fee for a student in recent years was must sit among a throng of “I-get-it” iPad users. usually between $600-$800,” Baal said. “One of the long“People have told me they feel uncomfortable about term positives of 1:1 will be the book fee at our school; it what we’re doing,” the principal said, adding each Loyola won’t go up. It does not cost as much to update an elec- student attended a three-hour training session at the tronic textbook as it does to update a printed textbook.” school during the summer. “I understand that, and I tell Alexandra Mower has been learning Mandarin on an them that. But I also assure them that we’re doing this electronic device for several years. She also used an iPad in the best interests of the kids and their future — their global future. to research titi monkeys for an assignment last year. Mower is 7, a second-grader at Cherokee Elementary “An iPad,” she added, “is a tool, just like a piece of chalk School in Lake Forest. Her sister, Caroline, 9, is a fourth- was all those years ago. All of this, in one respect, is grader at the school and a regular iPad user in math nerve-racking for me because what we’re doing hasn’t been classes. researched extensively. But I believe we’re giving our stuCherokee isn’t a 1:1 school yet, but it has iPads that dents tools that will enhance and transform learning.” ■



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Big plans, big results

The Glen, Northbrook Court continue to draw customers and tenants ■ by kevin beese When architect Daniel Burnham said “Make no small plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood,” he was designing the 1893 Columbia Exposition, signaling Chicago's rebirth after the Great Fire. But he easily could have also been laying the foundation for Glenview and Northbrook. Village leaders in the past decades have taken Burnham's words to heart and gone big with develop“Change is hard … ment and redevelopment efforts when they have I think the majority had the opportunity. From Northbrook of people like how Court, which set the it turned out, they tone for robust developin the area back in like the amenities ment the 1970s, to The Glen and regularly use — transforming a closed naval air station into a everything.” retail, residential and of| Don Owen fice development — leaders have swung for the fences when it comes to development. When pieces of The Glen began popping up in the early 2000s, complaints surfaced that the village was getting too commercialized and losing some of its hometown feel. “Change is hard. We had a lot of comments like that early on,” said Don Owen, Glenview's deputy village manager. “A lot of those people didn't know that we would have 5,000 residents living there. The development is well-balanced. “I think the majority of people like how it turned out,

Northbrook Court lures customers with stores such as Neiman Marcus and a bank of movie theaters.

photography by george pfoertner they like the amenities and regularly use everything. I think people really like (The Glen). It is assimilated into the fabric of Glenview.” On Monday evening, Frances Sanchez pushed a shopping cart full of goods through the Costco parking lot off Willow Road. With everything from an evergreen bush to apples protruding from the cart, the Chicago resident said the store is convenient for her to stop at on her way home from work. “The tollway is bad now,” she said, during the evening rush hour. “It is nice to do shopping here and get stuff I need.” Owen noted the Costco is in the top sales rank among all of the chain’s stores. Although local taxing bodies are seeing little financial gain from The Glen right now because of tax-increment financing (TIF) incentives that are freezing taxing bodies revenue from the development, once the TIF expires in 2022, taxing bodies will see $28 million in property taxes. Glenview, which gets 6 percent of the tax bill, expects to eventually get $11 million annually from the development – 15 percent of its annual budget. Some of the improvements that have occurred as part

of The Glen (which covers 15 percent of Glenview’s land mass) include: new fire and police stations, the Kohl Children’s Museum, a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, a 140acre park and 32 acres of prairie. A few miles north, Northbrook Court — with 1 million square feet of retail space — has continued to grow and evolve over the years. Joe Rycraft doesn't even necessarily buy anything at the mall when he visits once or twice a month. He will give his three kids – ages 1, 4 and 6 – a chance to burn energy playing in the mall's Tree House play area. “It's nice to come here, especially when the weather gets colder and we can't get to the parks,” the Northbrook resident said Monday night after stomping behind his toddler, much to the boy's delight, in the play area. Stacy Kolios, marketing manager at Northbrook Court, said being a destination for residents and non-residents alike is what the mall is all about. “We have focused on being a community partner,” Kolios said. “We are unparalleled. We continue to grow and add tenants.” Flying remote control helicopters near the mall's play area, Yunus Kok knows that it is worth it to be part of the Northbrook Court foot traffic, even if in a small booth. His boss knows it too. His boss pays for Kok, who lives in Morris, to stay at a nearby hotel a couple times a week in order to keep him working, flying the helicopters and drawing both young and old alike to the booth. “There are times I can have 30 people standing around watching,” Kok said. Those watchers often become buyers — and with remote control aircraft running from $40 to $150 that means money. Kolios said the mall continues to do well despite increases in online shopping. American Eagle and a 17,000-squarefoot furniture store joining Northbrook Court's ranks are proof of the mall's strength, Kolios said. “Especially at holiday time, people are always looking for the shopping experience in a mall,” Kolios said. “When you are shopping for family or friends, you want to physically see and touch the merchandise. We are continuing to grow and going strong.” ■

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Dr. Tina Venetos enjoys working with patients of all ages, which was part of the reason she was drawn to the field of dermatology. After growing up in Chicago and finishing degrees at Loyola University and the University of Illinois Medical School, she completed an internal medicine residency at Evanston Hospital and a dermatology residency at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinic. In 1996, she started her own dermatology practice, Northshore Dermatology, in Wilmette. Now, the Lake Forest resident continues to see patients in her Wilmette and Lake Forest offices, where she offers cosmetic procedures (including Botox, fillers, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facial resurfacing, and fat reduction treatments), as well as medical dermatology procedures (including treatments for acne, warts, moles, psoriasis, and skin cancer surgical treatments). The North Shore Weekend caught up with Dr. Venetos to learn more about her practice. What are some of the major concerns that your patients have, particularly at this time of year? Two things with this season: one is dry skin. I always tell people to drink plenty of water, don’t use hot water when you shower, always try to use a non-perfumed moisturizing soap (like Dove), make sure your humidifier is working, and moisturize on a daily basis. The other thing that comes into play at this time of year, with the holidays coming up, is that many people want a procedure that will make them look better. Which services or treatments do you recommend for patients who are hoping to look their best for the holiday and winter social season? Botox helps with wrinkles on the forehead and in between the eyes, and fillers are great for the lower face. The Ultherapy procedure, which uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten your skin, takes two to four months to see results — so if someone is thinking about getting that

procedure, it’s good to get it a couple of months before the holidays. The results will last up to three years. This is also the time for people to start thinking about CoolSculpting by Zeltiq — which freezes fat non-surgically — because it is permanent but it also takes two to four months to see the results. So if someone is thinking further down the line (such as spring break), now’s the time to get CoolSculpting. You will eventually see a 20 to 40 percent fat reduction in the areas treated. For those who enjoy outdoor winter sports, what are some precautions they should take with their skin? The one thing I always tell people is: “Don’t forget sunscreen.” The reflection of the sun off the snow can cause sunburn, believe it or not. And on a daily basis, they should be using moisturizer. Even people who tend to have oily skin or to break out with acne should still be using an oil-free moisturizer. When preparing for holiday parties, do you have a particular line of makeup that you recommend for women? In our office, we sell a product called Revision, and it does three things: it’s a moisturizer, it contains sunscreen, and it has tint that matches your skin tone. I recommend that for a lot of people. It’s not heavy, it’s inexpensive, and for what it does, it’s a great product. For people who tend to have acne breakouts, I recommend a cover up from Neutrogena that contains salicylic acid. And we can’t forget the men — what services have been popular with your male patients recently? Sometimes people think that only women come in to have Botox done, but that’s not true. Some of my male patients get Botox or fillers around the mouth. We’ve done CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, chemical peels, Sellas (a laser that helps with acne scarring), laser hair removal, and the Pearl (laser resurfacing) on men. Northshore Dermatology is located at 800 N. Westmoreland Road in Lake Forest and 3612 Lake Avenue in Wilmette. For more information, or to learn about seasonal specials, call 847-234-1177 (Lake Forest) or 847-853-7900 (Wilmette), or visit ■

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were damaged Nov. 13 or early Nov. 14 on the 2700 block of Shermer Road. Police said a piece of the windshield of


a Volvo front-end loader was damaged.

Residents of School District 34 can

Loss was estimated at $2,000. Two pieces

expect to see the taxes they pay to the

of equipment were also spray-painted.

school system go up a little more than 2

The side of a Caterpillar backhoe and a


Daewoo backhoe were vandalized with

Although the district has asked for a levy

spray paint. Damage estimates were not

increase of 3.6 percent, projections are

provided for the two backhoes.

that the district levy request will be pared down to 2.2 percent.


The district's expected 2.2 percent levy

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hike is broken down as 1.7 percent for the

Librarians have got you covered.

consumer price index, part of the tax-cap

Northbrook Public Library staff are ready

law, and .5 percent for new construction.

to suggest books for every taste. Via the

Under the 2.2 percent scenario, the

“Your Next Book” online form located on

owner of a home valued at $500,000 can

the library website, readers can indicate

expect to pay an additional $62 in property

their reading preferences and librarians

taxes based upon the projected levy.

will reply back with a personalized list of

Should the district wind up with a 3.6 percent levy increase, the owner of a

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home valued at $500,000 would pay an additional $74 in taxes to the School District.

died serving our country. A color guard procession, led by

A public hearing on the tax level will be

thank-you notes to the veterans. Memory boards created by each grade, featuring

Deerfield American Legion Post 738,

relatives either in the service or who have

held Dec. 16, the same night the levy is

Webelos Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts,

been in the service, were placed on the

expected to be adopted.

started the event, which featured Col.

“Wall of Heroes.”

Kevin Garvey of the U.S. Marine Corps as


the keynote speaker.

Holy Cross students honored war veter-

Junior high students at Holy Cross

ans from the parish and community in a

School paid tribute to local war veter-

recent ceremony. The Veterans Day obser-

ans with the reading of patriotic essays.

vation also paid tribute to individuals who

Preschoolers through fourth-graders gave

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Xavier Harig, a Holy Cross fifth-grader,

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installed an automated external defibrilla-

was lowered to half-staff.

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11/23 – 11/24/13 | glenview, northbrook, deerfield | THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND cardiovascular training, strength resis-

a.m. Dec. 3 in the library auditorium –

tance and free weight equipment; a full-

Combining music, shakers, scarves, and

Orchestra, the choir will perform a sequel

via a grant from the Jennifer Lynn Snyder

service locker room, and a jungle gym

dancing, the program is a half-hour of

to Home for the Holidays on Dec. 8 at the

Teen Heart Foundation, a local organiza-

suspension training room.

high-energy entertainment.

Divine Word Chapel of Techny Towers.

within minutes. The life-saving device wound up at the Y

tion dedicated to preventing deaths from


• Art-ability: especially for kids with spe-

Joined by the Northbrook Symphony

After a sold-out performance last year,

cial needs (All ages, with caregiver)

the musical partners will offer two perfor-

The Junior Titans Travel Team will be

10-11 a.m. Dec. 7. The workshop offers

mances for their encore.

Northbrook resident whose teenage daugh-

conducting tryouts for its U13 and U15

children with all abilities the opportu-

“There are not many communities that

ter Jennifer suffered a fatal SCA in 2008

lacrosse teams on Dec. 1.

nity to engage in art. The event is pre-

have their own symphony orchestra and

sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The foundation was created by Michele Snyder, a

while playing soccer in a Glenview park. “The safety of everyone using the Y is our top priority,” commented Howard Schultz, NSYMCA executive director/chief executive officer. “The Teen Heart Foundation’s donation helps to ensure that we will be ready to help anyone who suffers SCA in our facility.”

sented in partnership with the North

community chorus,” said Ben Gray, direc-

ers with prior lacrosse experience and who

Suburban YMCA Art Academy. You

tor of the Community Choir. “The musi-

make lacrosse their primary sport.

must register for this event at Youth

cal groups will perform separately and

Services or by calling (847) 272-4300.

together. The collaboration between the

The Titans program is geared for play-

For the U13 team, players must have been born between Sept. 1, 2000 and Aug.

• Math and Science Lab - (Ages 3-6 with

chorus and the orchestra will be particularly

31, 2002. For the U15 team, players must

adult) 10:30-11:15 a.m. Dec. 11. Youth,

impressive as they join to perform music

have been born between Sept. 1, 1998 and

with an adult lab partner, can learn

from the film 'It’s a Wonderful Life' and a

Aug. 31, 2000 and not be a high school

science and math concepts through

stunning arrangement of 'O Holy Night.' ”


hands-on activities, stories, and music.

The Northbrook Symphony will bring


Tryouts for the U13 team will be from

Additional lab partners (older siblings)

more than 60 musicians to the event.

3:15-4:30 p.m. Tryouts for the U15 team

are welcome. You must register for this

The Community Choir, managed by the


will be from 4:45-6 p.m. Both will be on

event at Youth Services or by calling

Northbrook Park District, will present

The Glen Fields at Falcon Sports, 3084 N.

(847) 272-4300.

almost 50 singers. The all-volunteer group

Deerfield’s Sachs Recreation Center is offering students the chance to stay in shape during the holiday break. A 30-day fitness membership is available for $30. Sign up anytime during December to take advantage of the offer. “Our winter break/student holiday fitness membership deal has been a real popular item over the past few years,” said Sachs general manager Tony Korzyniewski. To register, student must be 16 years of

Lake Terrace, Glenview. The tryout fee is $15. The team fee for Titans is $750.

Northbrook The library has several youth programs planned for December, including: • Mad Scientists – (Grades 3-5) – 2-3 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Youth Services Activity Room. • Angry Birds Live Encore – Build and knock down levels in true Angry Bird

• Chat & Chew (Grades 4-8) – Breaking

has performed at Carnegie Hall and the

Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin – 4-5

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,

p.m. Dec. 12. In the Stalinist-era Soviet

as well as local venues. The December con-

Union, 10-year-old Sasha idolizes his

certs also will feature guest artists the Lira

father, a devoted Communist. When the

Singers, an award-winning Polish-American

police take his father away and leave

company conducted by Mina Zikri.

Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own beliefs.

Northbrook On Monday nights, the sounds of holi-

Tickets for Home for the Holidays are available at, the Leisure Center Box Office, and by phone. Performances are at 4 and 7:30 p.m.; reserved seats are $22 to $39, and all ages

age or older, present a valid student identi-

fashion. You must register for the event

day music fill the hallways of the Leisure

fication card and pay the $30 membership

at Youth Services or by calling (847)

Center as the Northbrook Community

fee at the time of enrollment.


Choir rehearses for a concert to celebrate

stop by the Leisure Center Box Office at

the season.

3323 Walters Ave.

Membership privileges include: use of

• Musical Mayhem – (Families) 10-11

are welcome. For information, call (847) 291·2367 or



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sunday breakfast ■ by david sweet When Keith Magnuson left the University of Denver, he was a high-scoring defenseman. During his final NCAA Tournament in 1969, in fact, he netted more goals and assists than his team’s forwards as the Pioneers nabbed their second straight college championship — with Magnuson named most valuable player. But when the red-haired fireplug joined the Chicago Blackhawks, he scored nary a goal in his first regular season. He instead became the team’s policeman. “He jumped right into the role. He gave up the glory of scoring goals to become a fighter,” explains Doug Feldmann, author of the biography “Keith Magnuson: The Inspiring Life and Times of a Beloved Blackhawk,” published this fall by Triumph Books. “It’s like the old story when a coach says, ‘We really need you at this position.’ He took karate lessons to get ready for it.” Long-time Blackhawks’ fans remember well No. 3, who always appeared second on the ice after goalie Tony Esposito at Chicago Stadium and sprinted around so quickly that he would do loops in his zone before all the other players had reached the top of the stairs. The former Lake Forest resident enjoyed a decade-long career, packed with fights, 100-mile-per-hour pucks to the face and other bodily punishment to help his team procure victories. Yet his tough-guy persona belied his nature off the ice. “What surprised me was how he touched lives in a friendly and charitable way,” says Feldmann, who noted that Magnuson helped launch the Blackhawk Alumni Association in 1987, which provides scholarships for highschool hockey players among other good works. “Of the 25 people I interviewed, the themes were universal. He was just a tireless worker and a great family man.” Born in tiny Wadena in the province of Saskatchewan, Magnuson was a typical Canadian boy, obsessed with hockey. To stay awake at church services, he would write his practice routine on the bulletin. He started organized hockey at the age of five and was often in tears if his team lost. Magnuson helped spur the Blackhawks to two Stanley Cup appearances in the early 1970s, both losses to the Montreal Canadiens. Until Phil Russell joined the team in 1972, Magnuson served as the squad’s sole enforcer and could be counted on to fight two or three times per game — with one exception. During an All-Star Game he appeared in, the defenseman recalled, “We were skating around before the

Spirited Magnuson fought tooth and nail for Blackhawks

game and (Bobby) Orr says to me, ‘Hey Magnuson, we don’t fight in this game.’ “ Magnuson racked up more than 1,400 penalty minutes in his career, including nearly 300 during the 1970-71 season. The Chicago Stadium ice was often splattered red with his blood. During a 1973 playoff game against the New York Rangers, Magnuson stopped a power-play shot by defenseman Brad Park by diving in front of it. His jaw was shattered — the bloody cut would require 75 stitches. Yet he skated off the ice with little assistance. As trainer Skip Thayer recalled in the book, “You couldn’t hurt that kid’s head with an axe.” Magnuson’s physical play took a toll on his 185-pound frame, as he required knee surgeries and the occasional rewiring of his jaw. He ended up missing scores of games in his career. During his last two seasons, Feldmann notes Magnuson started wearing a helmet at the behest of his wife, Cindy. He always appreciated when a teammate defended him. In 1976, he was crosschecked from behind by Bryan Watson of the Detroit Red Wings. Magnuson’s jaw smashed against the ice and was broken. Watson was soon traded to the Washington Capitals, and they played the Blackhawks later that season in the Stadium. “Watson’s first shift on the ice, Grant Mulvey pummeled him,” Feldmann says. “Keith was up in the press box. But by the time Mulvey was ejected and left the ice, Keith was already in the locker room. He gave Mulvey a big hug and said, ‘That’s the greatest thing anyone’s ever done for me.’ “ After retiring as a player, Magnuson started a career with Coca-Cola. But the Hawks’ coaching position opened up in 1980, and Magnuson was offered the spot. “He struggled with accepting it at first,” Feldmann says. “He wasn’t sure if he wanted to go into hockey full bore again.” After a season and a half of poor results, the former captain was fired. At the same time, he helped young players like center Denis Savard, who soon guided the team to success under new coach Orval Tessier. Magnuson enjoyed a solid business career with Coca-Cola and others. His determination carried over into those ventures. Recalls Feldmann, “His kids would go into a grocery store with him on a Saturday, and he’d have to make sure all of the Cokes were aligned properly. He was such a detailoriented person.” In 2003, the 56-year-old — ensconced in the passenger’s seat — was killed in a drunk-driving crash in Canada. At the Wenban Funeral Home visitation amid frigid weather, the line stretched around the block. The funeral at The First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest was filled to the rafters, much like the old Chicago Stadium during Magnuson’s career. Given the fact Feldmann is a college professor in Kentucky, one might ask: Why write a book about a long-ago hockey player? Growing up in Algonquin, Feldmann was a big fan of the team. By chance in 2003, he met Keith’s nephew, Mark Magnuson, at a conference. When Feldmann decided Magnuson’s story should be told a few years ago, he talked with Mark and was introduced to Keith’s widow and their children Molly and Kevin, who encouraged the project. Feldmann — who has written nine other books — is slated to appear Dec. 6 at a bookshop in the Willis Tower in Chicago and Jan. 18 at The Book Stall in Winnetka. Though he married a Cincinnati girl, Feldmann notes he’s turned her into a Blackhawk fan. “We always go to one game a year in Chicago,” he says, “and it’s always great to see the retired number 3 up there.” ■

Doug Feldmann

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2013 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema Opening Night photography by robin subar Opening Night of the 2013 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) featured the North Shore premiere of Shemi Zarhin’s The World is Funny, held at the theatres of AMC Northbrook Court. Event Chair and CFIC Board member Rivka Zell and her committee of Cheryl Heisler, Allison Goldsmith, Shaueen Weininger, and Edie Salzman created a remarkable evening of film and friends. Consul General of Israel to the Midwest Roey Gilad welcomed the crowd, who settled in their seats at the private screening. After the film, guests gathered again at the theater’s third-level party space to discuss the film.

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33rd Annual Holly Fair photography by larry miller While the annual Holly Fair celebrated its 33rd year, the “Shop ’Til You Drop” evening kicked off the two-day event for the first time. The Women’s Club of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) in Glenview organizes the shopping extravaganza each year, with hundreds of shoppers hoping to get an early jump on the holidays. More than 50 vendors showed their wares, from jewelry designs to holiday décor and giftables. Guests were treated to a fashion show that sashayed its way through the many tables, as well as a premium raffle. Karen Daniels served as chair, and more than $75,000 was raised, going directly to the ministries of the parish.

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Impact of in-laws on a marriage is big; let’s give them thanks ■ by joanna brown

growing grandchildren. I was most humbled by a comment from a newlywed high school friend. He acknowledged that he speaks no Bulgarian and his in-laws speak no English, and yet he feels that “they are generous folks who are great cooks!” Kudos to you, my friend, for the patience to interpret their non-verbal communication and find common ground in the kitchen. So many in-laws who speak the same language fail to meet in the middle, when really we are all thankful for the same thing: that our in-laws gave us their children, their brothers and their sisters to be our spouses. That is most certainly what I’ll be toasting on Thanksgiving. Tell me what about your in-laws makes you thankful via email to ■

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I spend a fair amount of time on social media, and I found this month that several of my friends are engaged in an exercise called 30 Days of Thankfulness. Each day in November, they’ve posted a sentence or two of gratitude: time spent with their aging parents, admirable business partners, and generous neighbors who help with yard work are good examples of the simple things they appreciate. By mid-month, however, I had yet to see a post about anybody’s in-laws. This seemed like a gaping hole, as I had just come off a weekend when my brother- and sister-inlaw had gone above and beyond common kindness to help me out of a bind. The experts say that your relationship with your in-laws affects your marriage more than any of us – or at least I – would like to acknowledge. A team from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research followed 373 couples who

were newlyweds in 1986. Participants rated how close they felt to their in-laws on a scale of one to four, and their relationships were tracked over time. Twenty-six years later, researchers concluded that when a man enjoyed a close relationship with his wife’s parents, the couple’s risk of divorce decreased by 20 percent. On the other hand, women who said they had a close relationship with their husband’s parents saw their risk of divorce rise by 20 percent (apparently, husbands freak out a bit when they feel like their moms and their wives are colluding to change them). In the spirit of healthy relationships, I deemed it important to identify something about the in-laws that we respect this season. And I called on my friends to do the same: “Tell me something about your inlaws for which you are thankful,” I posted on my Facebook page. My friends’ first few responses were as sarcastic as I had anticipated. I heard “Does that they’re no longer my in-laws count?” from a recently divorced friend, and also

“That they live far away” from a newlywed friend whose in-laws are also on Facebook. I wonder if that off-the-cuff remark will resurface at the Thanksgiving table. In contrast I heard this from a Phoenix native now living in Chicago’s suburbs: “They live nearby, and their generosity and love keeps my heart from hurting about the distance between me and my family. One of my swell sisters-in-law lives a few doors down and whenever I have a bad day, I’m thankful for her proximity, humor and abundant wine selection (not always in that order). I could go on and on, but the truth is, when you get married you have to be a bit thankful that your husband’s family didn’t talk him out of it.” The generosity of our in-laws was a recurring theme, with mention of warm hospitality and extra money to buy new shoes for


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GBS’s Diane Capota, seen here during regular-season action, will compete in three relays at this weekend’ state meet.

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GBS’s fast foursome breaks pool record at sectional ■ by bill mclean Who needs Olivia Smoliga? Most likely the coaches of the U.S. Olympic women’s swim team in 2016. The 2013 Glenbrook South High School graduate and University of Georgia freshman is that fast, that good. Her name resurfaced at Glenbrook South’s natatorium during a sectional meet on Nov. 16. Titans junior Katie Wells anchored South’s 200-yard freestyle to a pool-record 1:35.95, supplanting the mark (1:36.23) set last fall by Wells, her older sister, Niki Wells, current senior Bailey Moynihan and … Smoliga. Moynihan and juniors Diana Capota and Kelly Cordes swam the first three legs to set the stage for Katie Wells. “To do what we did today, without Olivia, that’s crazy … so crazy,” Wells said. What made it even more remarkable: Each Titan entered the water fairly cautiously. “We wanted safe starts from them,” Titans coach Keith MacDonald said of the don’t-get-disqualified approach. “We take a lot of pride in that relay. We take a lot of pride in sprinting.” Glenbrook South’s other two relays also advanced to this weekend’s state meet. Cordes, Capota, senior Margaret Schneider and Moynihan took third in the 400

free relay (3:35.13). Moynihan, Wells, Capota and sophomore Connie Chrones clocked a fourth-place 1:46.73 in the 200 medley relay. Moynihan was a crazy-busy Titan late in the meet. She swam in three of the final four events. She came through three times. In between her pair of relay duties, Moynihan qualified for state in the 100 backstroke (sixth place, 58.23). “Insane,” Wells said before the 400 free relay. “But she can do it. She can handle it. I have full faith in her. “At state,” she added, “Bailey will be a hammer for us.” Glenbrook South senior Amanda Browder nailed most of her dives en route to a third-place showing (416.85 points) and an at-large state berth. The Titans’ other state-qualifying efforts came from Wells (second place, 50 free, 23.68; fifth, 100 breaststroke, 1:05.97); Cordes (third, 200 free, 1:53.94; third, 100 free, 52.82); Capota (sixth, 200 IM, 2:12.4); and Chrones (eighth, 100 breast, 1:07.13). GBS finished third (180 points) at the talent-soaked sectional behind Loyola Academy (243) and three-time reigning state champion New Trier (275). The state meet will be held at New Trier High School Nov. 22-23. Notable: MacDonald and Loyola Academy’s Mike Hengelmann were named

Glenbrook South Sectional co-coaches of the year. Loyola Academy She was in the penultimate heat of the 200 free at the GBS Sectional. She got slotted in an outside line, with a seed time of 2:01.6. The state-qualifying cut in the event: 1:55.59. Eleven other entrants in the event had recorded faster seed times than she had. What the heat sheet was saying about Ramblers freshman Ella Tierney: “Not this year, kid. Maybe you’ll qualify for state in the 200 free next fall.” Heat sheets know nothing. Tierney didn’t just qualify for the state meet with an inspiring seventh-place finish. She extended her season in the event with a stunning seven-second time drop (1:54.58). “The plan was for her to get out in front of the pack,” Loyola coach Mike Hengelmann said. “She took off and … exploded. I can’t remember the last time I was as excited as I was after a race. “Ella,” he added, “is such a hard worker. She comes in, every day, and works her heart out.” Tierney’s initial reaction to her time in the 200 free did not propel her out of the pool for an impromptu dance on deck. She eyed the result. She let it sink in. “I thought, ‘Oh, OK,’ ” Tierney recalled.

Her older sister, junior Grace Tierney, won the race in 1:52.54 and later topped the field in the 500 free (5:01.3). A total of 14 LA entrants advanced to state, including all three relays. Olivia Andrew, another swift Ramblers freshman, swam on all three of them (200 medley, 200 free, 400 free) and qualified for state with a fourth-place 53.03 in the 100 free. Loyola junior Maria “Libby” Jardeleza also went 4-for-4, establishing a pool record in the 100 butterfly (56.9) along the way. She also touched first in the 100 backstroke, swam on the victorious 400 free relay (3:32.21) and led off for the runner-up 200 medley relay (1:46.07). LA (243 points) finished runner-up to three-time state champion New Trier (243). “We have a lot of talented girls on our team,” said Jardeleza, ninth in the 100 fly and 12th in the 200 IM at state last fall. “We’re set up well for (state weekend).” Sophomore Maria Kyle and Grace Tierney bookended the 400 free relay; Kyle and sophomore Claire Voss also motored on the 200 medley relay; and junior Claire Rushin joined Andrew, Kyle and Grace Tierney to take fourth in the 200 free relay. Rushin clocked a state-qualifying, thirdplace 24.12 in the 50 free; LA’s other state berths were earned by sophomore Jamie Kolar (fourth place, 100 back, 57.66); Voss (sixth, 100 breast, 1:06.31); and junior Sophia Funck (ninth, 100 breast, 1:07.51). ■


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Penn, Gleason lead Ramblers to a pristine playoff win over Maine South ■ by t.j. brown No one should have been shocked by how thoroughly Loyola Academy overwhelmed visiting Maine South in its 35-0 win in its Class 8A state quarterfinal on Nov. 16. Two Jacks, Penn and Gleason, simply did their thing — to darn near perfection. Penn was about as flawless as a quarterback can be. He completed 17 of 20 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 27 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. And then, there’s Gleason. The defensive back turned in a sensational performance. He had three tackles and three interceptions as the Ramblers (11-1) became the first team to shut out Maine South (9-3) in nearly 20 years. The win sets up a semifinal with Stevenson 1 p.m. on Nov. 23 in Lincolnshire, with the winner earning the right to play either Marist or Naperville Central for the Class 8A title Nov. 30 in DeKalb. Last Saturday’s game was a manhandling that was long overdue in the mind of Ramblers’ fans and not particularly shocking to Penn. “When we’re clicking on all sides of the ball, we’re that dangerous,” said Penn. Besides not turning the ball over, Penn made big plays on key third- and fourthdown situations. In the first quarter, he connected with unheralded wide receiver

Owen Buscaglia (6 catches, 49 yards) on a post pattern to turn a third-and-12 situation into a 19-yard touchdown pass. After scoring a touchdown of his own on a 1-yard dive later in the first, Penn and his Ramblers faced a fourth-and-three from the Hawks’ 33-yard-line with just 28 seconds left in the first quarter. Penn ran an option play in which he pitched to senior running back Julius Holley (13 carries, 64 yards). Holley ran unchallenged into the end zone. “It’s called speed option and when we got numbers, it’s a smart move,” said Loyola coach John Holecek. “I knew if I got Julius out in space on the wide field, he was going to make a play,” Penn said. “No one (was) on that side. I saw it, we took advantage of it, checked out of it and gave the ball to Julius. He took it from there.” The Ramblers’ next two touchdowns came on fourth down. With 32 seconds left in the first half, Penn connected with tight end Joe Dixon (3 catches, 74 yards) who was wide open behind the Maine South defense. Dixon trotted into the end zone for a 33-yard pass. Penn dove into the end zone on a fourth-and-one in the third to make it 35-0. “Jack’s been pretty clean all year,” Holecek said. “He makes the best decisions. He doesn’t have that Division I body. He doesn’t have that Division I arm strength to throw that deep out to the back in the

Whistling Dixon: Loyola Academy tight end Joe Dixon hauls in a pass against Maine South.

photography by jon durr wide field, but Jack is a competitor. And he’s as smart and as good a person as you’d ever want.” Gleason, a safety turned corner, was the playmaker on defense. All three of his picks came inside Loyola’s 30-yard line. “They were all a product of knowing what was coming,” Gleason said. “(The coaches) put me in that position. They did their homework, and we had a lot of fun. They put us in great positions to make plays.” Notable: Besides Gleason’s coverage in the defensive secondary, Loyola’s pass rush was ferocious. Charlie Pontarelli (4

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solo tackles, 2 sacks, 1 tackle for loss) led the way, drawing double-teams when not terrorizing Maine South quarterbacks Alec Basso and Brian Collis. The other defensive leaders were Andrew Cerney (6 solo tackles, 2 assists, 1 half sack), Tim Sullivan (sack, forced fumble), Brian O’Brien (3 solo tackles, 2 assists), Tommy Nickele (fumble recovery), Tom Dreher (half sack) and Mark Dowdle (interception). Loyola will make its fifth consecutive appearance in the semifinal round. Beating Maine South, which ended Loyola’s seasons in 2008-10, was a milestone of sorts. ■

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Inspired Spartans follow coach’s lead at sectional If it is the Monday after girls swimming and diving sectional weekend at Glenbrook North High School, it is also the day Robin Walker shows his psychology classes footage of legs — zippy, swim-relay legs. And other inspiring feats. Walker also happens to be Glenbrook North’s swim coach. “I tie it in [with psychology topics],” a smiling Walker said after his Spartans placed fifth (152 points) at the Glenbrook South Sectional on Nov. 16. “You know, human performance, sports psychology, handling anxiety, overcoming fear … things like that.” Glenbrook North sophomore Erin Oliphant thinks her coach does it for another reason. “He likes to show us off,” said Oliphant, who put on quite a show in the 200 IM, touching in a pool-record 2:06.7. The previous mark of 2:07.11 (set last fall) had been held by 2013 Glenbrook North graduate Molly Orbon. Oliphant also qualified for state in the 100 breast (third place, 1:05.25) and swam on a pair of statequalifying relays (200 free, 400 free). Hours before collecting her fourth sectional medal, Oliphant — along with everybody else on North’s sectional crew — received a rose and a heartfelt letter from Walker. The coach had typed pre-meet reminders for them. One of his favorites is, “Either the moment defines you or you define the moment.” Walker loves the sport, and it shows. Each minute he’s on deck. The man drips enthusiasm. “To be inspired means to be in spirit,” Walker said. “This is how we function. My swimmers love this. They love what they’re doing.” Spartans junior Abigail Rosenberg sped to runnerup honors in the 100 free (state-qualifying 52.79), placed fourth in the 50 free (24.24) and served as a speedy leg on state-qualifying relays (200 free, 400 free). “Qualifying was the No. 1 thing today,” Rosenberg said. Glenbrook North junior Colleen Doolan sailed as leg No. 4 in the 400 free relay (fourth place, 3:35.13) and swam the third leg for the fifth-place 200 free

outfit (1:39.04). Freshman Sabrina Baxamusa also hit the water for 400 free unit, and junior Lindsay Fraser anchored the 200 free relay. Doolan also earned state berths in the 200 free (fifth, 1:54.34) and 100 free (sixth, 53.48). North’s 200 medley relay — Pamela Grod, Fraser, Kaya Nowak and Baxamusa took sixth in 1:51. It did not qualify for state. But it certainly was classy. The swimmers’ class years, in order: senior, junior, sophomore, freshman. Deerfield

Before falling asleep each night, Ruby Powell visualizes herself racing in the 100 backstroke. Seeing Ruby get rapid in the water — before the onset of rapid eye movement. “I probably won’t get much sleep [this week],” the Deerfield High School junior said after qualifying for state in the 100 back (third place, 57.49) at the Glenbrook South Sectional. “I’ll probably be too excited. “I’ll probably be visualizing too much.” Powell — along with her 200 medley relay mates — clocked an eye-opening and state-qualifying 1:49.76 (fifth place) at the start of the highly competitive meet. The unit had entered the meet with a seed time of 1:56.79. Seniors Becca Rosenberg and Emily Hansen and sophomore Lauren Kurzydlo followed Powell’s leadoff backstroke leg. Rosenberg dropped time in the breaststroke. Hansen followed suit in the butterfly. And Kurzydlo sped to a personal-best 24.4 anchor split. “They all lit it up,” Warriors coach John Sullivan said. “All of the girls were jacked up. Our excitement level was awesome. “Fast pool, fast swims,” he added. Deerfield nearly qualified for state in the 200 free. Powell, sophomore Aana Tsakiris, junior Maddie Wilson and Kurzydlo combined for a seventh-place 1:40.34. The state cut in the event: 1:39.26. Powell became a three-time state qualifier in the 100 back in the Titans’ pool. She placed 10th (57.38) at state in the event last fall, a year after placing 11th (57.99) as a freshman. “She’s efficient in the water,” Sullivan said. “She gets excited for the big meets.” ■

GBN’s Erin Oliphant will be competing in four events at state.

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Deerfield’s Ruby Powell, seen here at the CSL North meet, took third the 100 backstroke at the GBS Sectional.

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Spitz, Nagel honored for their efforts ■ by bob gosman Glenbrook North quarterback A.J. Spitz didn’t let a small thing like not being able to walk prevent him from preparing for his senior season of football. So last winter following surgery to repair a hip labral tear, an injury he played through for most of his junior season, he spent most free moments studying film. The venue changed from the coach’s office to his home computer, but the constant was analyzing his performance and ways he could improve. “I couldn’t do a physical workout so I figured I might as well improve my mental game,” Spitz said. “I focused on studying (the ways) defenses can disguise different coverages and the way I moved in the pocket. (Surgery) was the last thing I wanted, but stuff happens in life. You have to look at the big picture and keep fighting.” That same approach by Spitz, senior linebacker Brady Nagel and the other senior leaders served the Spartans particularly well this year. Glenbrook North started 1-3 and was at a precipice heading into the first conference game of the season. “Football provides you with opportunities to reveal your character,” Spitz said. “A lot of people stepped up and asked if this is how we wanted to be remembered. We stayed positive and made a great run.” The Spartans went 5-0 in league play to capture the CSL North Title. Spitz and Nagel were selected as the CSL North’s offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively. Glenbrook North (6-4) didn’t lose again until a first-round playoff game Nov. 1 against Wheaton North. “We started out pretty low,” Glenbrook North coach Bob Pieper said. “The conference is like a second season, and we started practicing harder and better and with more of a sense of urgency. When you’re 1-3, you have to win every game and that’s what they did. Our players earned that conference championship.” Spitz finished the season with 1,133 passing yards, 10 touchdown passes and three interceptions. He also rushed for a team-best

Glenbrook North quarterback A.J. Spitz (left) was named the CSL North offensive player of the year, while teammate Brady Nagel earned the league’s defensive player of the year honors.

photography by george pfoertner 650 yards. He averaged 5.1 yards per carry and found the end zone 12 times. Pieper said Spitz – whether going for an extra yard or watching 30 minutes more of film – was never satisfied. “He always wanted more,” Pieper said. “His ability to keep plays alive opened up a lot of things for us.” It was clear from the opening snap of the season that Spitz was a more mature quarterback in the pocket. “He knew where his primary target was

this year, and if he was covered he would go right to the No. 2,” Pieper said. Spitz relished everything about playing quarterback. “I really like what playing quarterback teaches you,” he said. “As a defender you can get all jacked up. But at my position, you have to try and stay poised and controlled when facing adversity.” Spitz’ counterpart on defense was Nagel, who led the team with 53 tackles and impressed the coaching staff with his ability

to execute and think the game. “He grasps everything you tell him,” Spitz said. “You tell him something once in practice and he’ll do it.” Like Spitz, Nagel also watched a lot of videotape. “We sent all the defensive calls in through him and he made checks on the field,” Pieper said. “I hope that he goes into coaching because he’s such a smart kid. We’re really going to miss him.” ■

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Duran, Duran GBS senior is dynamic in double duty ■ by bob gosman When Omar Duran was a freshman soccer player at Glenbrook South High School, he vividly remembers watching Luke Harrison kick during football games. “I looked up to all the seniors, but especially him because he was a captain of the soccer team and a placekicker,” Duran said. “It looked fun.” So when the freshman football coaches asked Duran if he would like to try placekicking, he decided to go for it. He didn’t let a thing like never having kicked a football before high school get in the way. Soon after, Duran was smitten with kicking. Duran used every tool at his disposal to learn placekicking. He practiced on his own and with coaches, attended Robbie Gould’s kicking camp and logged hours watching instructional videos on YouTube. “I would do anything I could to better my placekicking,” said Duran, a three-year starter on the GBS varsity soccer team. When the final bell of the school day rang, Duran would go to soccer practice followed by football practice. Glenbrook South coach Mike Noll, who has a history of using soccer players as kickers, structured his practice so the kicking game came at the end of practice. This football season, Duran made five of six field goals for the Titans (7-3). In practice, he said he converted a field goal from 55 yards. On the soccer field, Duran, a 5-foot-8, 150-pound defender, was one of the Titans’ most physical players. “He’s strong, physical and was very dynamic,” Glenbrook South soccer coach Paul Agombar said. “We asked him to go forward as well. He had fantastic stamina. He had a positive attitude and attacked whatever workload you put in front of him.” Added Duran: “I’ve always really liked the physical nature of soccer and being able to push people off the ball.” The Titans went 13-3-6, and Duran played a major role in their success. “We had one of the better seasons in Glenbrook South history,” Duran said. “We had a bunch of seniors who had played together since freshman year.” Duran had little time to sulk the night Glenbrook South’s soccer season came to an end against Maine South in an

Dual threat: Omar Duran handled the kicking chores for the Glenbrook South football team this fall, while the senior also turned in stellar play on the soccer field.

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Although Duran has played soccer for much longer, football is the sport he wants to pursue in college. While his competitive soccer days are likely over, he will stay in shape by running track in the spring. He also will spend time mentoring Henry Tarbox, a sophomore, who, you guessed it, is a soccer player that doubles as a placekicker. “He met with me this summer and we kicked about three days a week,” Tarbox said. “I didn’t know anything about kicking and he got me to where I am now. I’ve enjoyed getting to know him and we’ve created a pretty good bond.” The tradition continues. ■

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