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“It’s sad that someone would make that choice. We hope he finds peace.”

By JESSE CARPENDER jcarpender@shawmedia.com GURNEE – Ben Squires, pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church in Gurnee, said he was “sadly not surprised” when his church was vandalized with paintings of inverted crosses Feb. 14. Gurnee Community Church was vandalized the day before. Since Feb. 14, almost a dozen cases of vandalism to local churches have been reported in Lake County, according to a Gurnee Police Department news release. Ten churches in Gurnee were vandalized, according to Cmdr. Saundra Campbell at Gurnee Police Department, who said a full list of churches could not be provided during the investigation. A day care worker or church employee found the graffiti at Bethel, including upside-down crosses on the church’s doors and windows and a smiley face painted on an image of Jesus, Squires said. Amy Lynn Ross, member of Bethel Lutheran Church and a Gurnee Sherwin-Williams color consultant, said hearing the vandalism happened to other churches started to bother her and other staff at Sherwin-Williams. Ross of Gurnee said Sherwin-Williams will donate paint to any religious organization that has been affected by the vandalism. So far, they’ve heard from churches asking how to remove the graffiti, but no one has taken them up on the offer. “It’s hard to reach out be-

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Ben Squires, pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church in Gurnee, stands next to a painting of an inverted cross Monday. The church was one of 10 Gurnee churches that was recently vandalized.

Learn more For information on paint donations, contact Chris Wodziak, store manager of Gurnee Sherwin-Williams, at 847623-7795. To provide information about these crimes, contact the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000 or the Waukegan Police Department at 847-782-2369. Contact Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-623-2222 to provide information anonymously and possibly qualify for a cash reward. cause we don’t know who the other churches are,” Ross said. “I hope people don’t take [the vandalism] personally. It’s not coming from somewhere malicious – This is someone who’s

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during the overnight hours. It appears as if religious facilities have been targeted,” the news release said. Campbell said no specific faith was targeted. Shawn Robards, adminis-

trator for Gurnee Community Church, said finding inverted crosses painted on the church windows the morning of Feb. 13 was a scary experience for pre-school teachers opening up. Believed to be the first church targeted, they didn’t know if it was personal, Robards said. “It’s sad that someone would make that choice,” Robards said about the culprit. “We hope he finds peace.” Both churches said damage was minimal as they could scrape paint off the windows. Bethel Lutheran Church’s doors needed to be repainted. Among the other churches involved, one had a broken window, Campbell said. Squires said the church community of 500 people has included the perpetrator in their Sunday prayers. “This person is reacting against our faith in Jesus,” Squires said. “I don’t know the vandal’s intention, but our emphasis is on open conversation. “Not everyone agrees with our faith, but we’d rather talk about it and help people know there’s forgiveness.” Investigators believe the suspect is a white male who drives or has access to a silver or light-colored SUV, possibly a Nissan Rogue or Nissan Murano, the news release said. “I can’t recall anything like this happening in the past,” Campbell said. “People should keep their eyes open. Any tips from the community are helpful. We’re watching all of the churches.”

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Student honors grandma fighting cancer By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA

“During one of my library classes, Demar had reminded me that along with Fire Safety month, October was also Cancer Awareness month. He explained to me that his grandmother had breast cancer. Demar asked me if there was something we could do to help people with cancer.”

editorial@suburbanlifemedia.com GURNEE – He’s a young man with a heart – and a vision. On Feb. 11, Woodland Elementary East student Demar Scott presented a check to the American Cancer Society in honor of his grandmother who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The third grade student proposed the idea in October 2013 to Library Media Specialist Kathryn Kick. “During one of my library classes, Demar had reminded me that along with Fire Safety month, October was also Cancer Awareness month,” Kick said. “He explained to me that his grandmother had breast cancer. Demar asked me if there was something we could do to help people with cancer.” After discussing some ideas, Demar decided to raise money to help come up with a cure. “I wouldn’t have come up

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Woodland Elementary East student Demar Scott (center) presents a check to Kristina Eddy (right) of the American Cancer Society in honor of his grandmother (left), who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. with this idea if it wasn’t for Mrs. Kick,” Demar said. The American Cancer Society donated 50 coin cups so each classroom could partici-

pate in the “Harvesting Coins for a Cure” school fundraiser. The fundraiser was held last fall. A total of $442.05 was raised.

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“Once I found out how many people wanted to help Principal Dr. Kenneth out, I was pretty shocked,” De- Hyllberg said, “Students like mar said. “It feels good to help Demar Scott allow us all to be other people.” more humble.”

Village seeks community input on road funding By JESSE CARPENDER jcarpender@shawmedia.com GURNEE – Looking ahead to the future of Gurnee’s village roads, the village board held a town hall meeting Feb. 19 to pose the question to residents: How should they raise the $4.5 million per year needed to pay for a 20-year road life cycle? Last year, the village of Gurnee spent $2,395,000 on roads, according to Pat Muetz, village administrator. “Over the past five years, the village has resurfaced an average of 2.4 miles of roads per year,” Muetz said. That amount will more than double according to a new plan to maintain 6 miles of road per year, for 20 years. Instituting a property tax or raising sales tax were the two options on the table, Mayor Kristina Kovarik said. Scott Drabicki, village engineer, shared his new plan for Gurnee’s 121 miles of roads,

which includes miles for road width normalization. The plan – to maintain 6 miles of road per year for 20 years – would cost $6 million annually, which necessitates the additional $4.5 million needed per year. “We will abide by resident feedback,” Kovarik said. “By ordinance [with either option], the money would only go towards roads in capital improvement.”

Instituting a property tax Gurnee residents do not pay property tax to the village, Kovarik said. In order to fund the roads, the municipal property tax would be at 0.433 percent, compared to zero percent in 2012. The predominant tax rate for residents, currently 8.904, would become 9.337. Annual property tax on a $250,000 home is estimated at $260, Muetz said. “Roads benefit the residents, so is it right that you pay for it?” Kovarik asked, empha-

sizing that the plan does not include county or state roads. Kovarik said Gurnee has many businesses operating from home that don’t pay property tax. Gurnee resident Bill Smith said he was in favor of a property tax so that local “big box” businesses, who contribute sales tax to the village, could pay their share for police and fire services. “Gurnee’s streets are better than a lot of communities around us,” Smith said. He said Gurnee needs to pay to maintain its quality roads.

the rest of the state. Of the 175 communities in the State of Illinois levying a Home Rules Sales Tax, Gurnee is among 21 communities that levy 0.50 percent. Gurnee falls on the lower end as it relates to Home Rule Sales Tax percentage, Muetz said. Kovarik said local real estate agents point out that someone buying a home typically ask about property tax, not local sales tax. “We all have to put up with congestion and traffic [from tourism] … because they’re funding village services for us by shopping here,” Kovarik said. “Twenty percent of your Raising sales tax As for the board’s other pro- income is spent on goods, groposed option, raising sales tax ceries and clothing.” Municipal sales tax does from 7.5 percent to 8 percent would bring a low impact to not apply to car dealerships, residents beyond purchasing pharmeceutical drugs or groconsumer goods, but could ceries, Kovarik said. have a negative impact on tourism, Kovarik said. Hybrid option State sales tax is 7 percent, A Gurnee resident at the and Gurnee falls in the mid- meeting suggested combining range of sales tax compared to the two options – raising sales

tax and instituting a property tax – to lessen the burden on residents or businesses. Kovarik said the board had not fully considered a hybrid solution, but would discuss. Barbara Swanson, Gurnee resident and local attorney, brought her tax bill from 1999 to the meeting. “In 1999, I paid $79 on a $58,000 tax bill. Perhaps a hybrid solution would work. I gladly paid for police, fire and village services when we were paying for property tax,” she said. Swanson said, “It’s unfair that big businesses in Gurnee don’t pay a dime toward village resources like police and fire. “If we institute a property tax and sales tax, the average homeowner wouldn’t take such a hit because the cost would be spread out among consumers,” she said. Through March 3, email feedback to mayor@village. gurnee.il.us.


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uring Scott Drabicki’s first weeks on the job in the village of Gurnee’s engineering division, he drove a car with a village of Gurnee logo around town to become familiar with the infrastructure. He noticed residents kept waving at him. “I thought my lights [on top of the car] were on or something, but I realized that people were just waving at me as a person at the village, Drabicki said. “Residents are so supportive,” Drabicki has been village engineer for five years and worked his way up in the engineering department for 11 years. The Vernon Hills resident has been more visible to the community lately as he presented his plan for Gurnee’s roads Feb. 19 at town hall meetings. He talked about the new plan and Gurnee’s infrastructure with Gurnee Suburban Life reporter Jesse Carpender.

Carpender: Why did you decide to become a civil engineer? Drabicki: I was a very handson kid, and took a lot of my mom’s things apart and she never got them back. I like the civil aspect of engineering. I’d rather build a bridge than a cellphone.

Carpender: How often do you interact with the community? Drabicki: If we do our jobs right, civil engineers don’t make the paper. We’re unsung heroes. The most the public sees us is when we present the capital budget to the trustees each year.

Carpender: What did you think about the turnout to the town hall roads meetings last week? Drabicki: It was very positive. No one knew quite what to expect. Thirty community

members showed up and it was an honest, civil discussion. People asked good questions and shared concerns.

Carpender: What did you consider when working out a plan for Gurnee’s roads? Drabicki: The material [the roads are made of] typically lasts 20 years in this climate. We have to consider what type of service we want to provide. Do we want smooth streets with minimal cracking? We’re at a point where we can lower the level of service or increase the amount we’re spending.

Carpender: Is there an area of Gurnee where the roads need the most work? Drabicki: There’s no specific area – we have needs all across town. We do our best to be fair and equitable.

Carpender: What other responsibilities do you have? Drabicki: We’re responsible for the storm sewers, the water main systems, planning everything with Public Works. There are 250 stormwater basins throughout the community that we inspect.

Carpender: What would you do if your budget was limitless? Drabicki: I’d like to see a multi-year Capital Improvement Plan, fully funded. There are sidewalk trip hazards, sanitary mains and water mains that need work. The village hall roof is 22 years old, and at some point we’ll have to take care of it. The Mother Rudd house is extremely old and needs work.

Carpender: What work does the Mother Rudd house need? Drabicki: We have to

balance the wants and needs of the historical society. It needs new windows. The old wooden windows are rotting away and we have to think about using real wood versus resins, plastics, etc.

Carpender: What’s your role in a flood? Drabicki: This past year I actually got my feet wet directing the resources of sandbags and coordinating people on the field. I learned that when the Navy comes in with volunteers, they get a lot of work done in a limited amount of time. Gurnee’s volunteers make flood events work and set us apart from other communities. Forty percent of what we do is drainage improvements. With a river that runs through town, there’s always

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Scott Drabicki has been the Gurnee village engineer for five years. Photo provided

the potential for flooding. Public works has all the tools and the toys, and we do the planning. Looking ahead right now, there’s a lot of snow on the ground and some liquid precipitation could cause some problems for us. We’ll keep an eye out if it starts raining.

Carpender: Is there anything you want residents to know? Drabicki: Your basement should never flood. There are residents who say, “My basement floods every year.” That’s not normal. Call us and we might be able to help, whether it’s clearing your gutters or doing regrading around your home. It surprises me the things people live with for so long. Call us, we work for you. For information, call 847599-7500.

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LAKE COUNTY -- The most recent heroin overdose deaths in Lake County occurred Feb. 13 in Lake Zurich and Feb. 14 in Waukegan, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Lake County, like counties across the country, is not immune to drug problems; but heroin is receiving a lot of attention due to the high number of overdoses in recent years, said Chris Sullivan, director of Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group – a law enforcement agency that handles local heroin cases. “More people have died of heroin overdose than in car accidents [in Lake County],” said Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim. That’s why Nerheim helped form the Lake County Heroin and Opiate Abuse and Overdose Prevention Initiative. The initiative is discussing placing Naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose, in police squad cars throughout the county within the next month.

Lake County State’s Attorney The 60-member initiative is made up of chiefs of police, fire chiefs, local and federal government members, faith leaders, area hospital representatives, school district representatives and families affected by heroin abuse. “It’s a nice cross-section of courts and treatment providers,” Nerheim said. “We have all these groups working on the issue from their own perspective. Our strength is our diversity. This is a model you don’t see in a lot of in other counties.” Sullivan is part of the initiative, representing the Lake County enforcement group. “We meet every month as a think tank to come together with resources and figure out solutions to prevent and treat heroin and opiate abuse,” Sullivan said. Opiate abuse is considered part of the problem because when abused, synthetic opiates

and painkillers are “basically a legit form of heroin,” Sullivan said. Every town in Lake County has a drug issue, Sullivan said, adding its important for county residents to educate themselves about what’s going on in their community. “There’s heroin in Round Lake, Gurnee, Waukegan, North Chicago,” he said. Some areas with more gang activity, like Round Lake, Zion, Waukegan and North Chicago, have more incidents of drug trafficking, he said. “In less than 10 years, heroin has become a bigger problem in Lake County because it’s more accepted than ever by younger generations,” Sullivan said. Traditionally seen as a dirty needle drug, heroin is now available in an extremely pure form, Sullivan said. In 2013, there were 24 overdose deaths involving heroin, according to the Lake County

Coroner’s Office. In 2012, there were 1,576 overdoses without death. “Because it’s so pure, it doesn’t have to be injected,” Nerheim said. “It can be snorted or smoked, and we’re seeing younger people mixing it with marijuana. Many people overdose the first time they use it.” Sullivan said the problem extends beyond the borders of Lake County. “Chicago is a major distribution center for heroin, brought by plane, train or boat from South America,” Sullivan said. In Lake County, heroin arrests are handled through the Lake County enforcement group, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigations Unit, Waukegan Police Department Narcotics Unit, a Round Lake Beach unit and federal agencies, which makes it hard to give a total number of heroin-related arrests for the county, Sullivan said. It’s also hard to place a number on trafficking operations, because some suspects drive to Cook County to pick up the illegal substance. “If a local agency has a [drug-

or gang-related] case, they turn it over to us,” Sullivan said. “We’re a great resource – all the state’s resources for the cost of one person.” Typically, agencies like Gurnee Police Department, decide to assign an undercover officer to Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group rather than paying outright for services, Sullivan said. “Gurnee Police Department is a strong supporter of Lake County MEG,” he said. “They’ve always been a member, and as one of the largest communities in Lake County, they were a community that even when manpower was low and financial times were hard, the Chief stuck it out.” Nerheim said Gurnee’s unique location off I-94 and Route 41, with major retailers situated close to the highway, makes it a convenient location for drug traffickers. “The gang presence in Lake County is bringing drugs into the county,” Nerheim said. For information on the initiative, contact the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office at 847-377-3000.

Library policy committee debates trustee powers By JESSE CARPENDER jcarpender@shawmedia.com GURNEE – Debates of oxford comma placement turned to in-depth discussions concerning what powers policy should dictate to library board trustees and the library director during the Warren-Newport Public Library’s Feb. 24 policy committee meeting. As the committee went item by item through a four-page list of recommended policy changes, the conversation often returned to a recent incident, in which Committee Chair Rob Friedman and Committee Member Socrates Rivers allegedly came into the library’s administration office unescorted, looking for information when the library director was not present. Jan Marsh, communications director, said she didn’t know what they were trying

to obtain. “It’s board policy that all library visitors must be escorted by a staff member into a staff office, and trustees are considered library visitors,” Marsh said. Also at the table were committee members Nancy Sheldon, Jo Beckwith and Bob Diehl, along with and executive director Stephen Bero. One committee member proposed allowing trustees to enter the administrative offices in the absence of the library director during a “bona-fide emergency.” Bero said the proposed policy changes are about giving trustees more power than is currently granted. “This policy has been written and crafted over many years, and legal counsel have delegated authority,” Bero said. “The library board is a governing board. Does the li-

brary board have the power to do anything? It does. The library board delegates that power to the executive director. “ Beckwith said she does not think trustees should have more power than is currently granted. “No trustee has any more power than any other trustee,” Beckwith said. “Two trustees demanded documents in absence of the director. Those are not their powers. I’m not in favor of giving those powers to any member of the board.” Rivers said he would consider a fire at the high school a bona-fide emergency, but would have trouble considering anything short of that. Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine campus is located next to the library. Committee members struggled to determine what kind of emergency event would necessitate entering an administra-

tor’s office unescorted. Sheldon said, “With respect to the director and staff, I’ve never had to come in here without an escort.” Friedman argued that a trustee may need quick access to fulfill their duty to the public, and that trustees should receive the same respect as the library director. “Being so against this kind of treatment is having the presupposition that each trustee is a rogue,” Friedman said. Sheldon said she did not see the current policy as obstructive to carrying out trustee duties. “I’m interpreting this as the trustee’s power trumps staff’s power,” Sheldon said. “No trustee has the right to ask any library employee to do anything that the employee would not do for a citizen of the district.” Diehl argued the current

policy could potentially keep trustees from knowing what’s going on. “Someone else knows what’s going on [in administrators’ offices], but we have to be authorized,” Diehl said. “There is nothing in this building so secretive a trustee can’t see.” The committee also debated allowing a board of less than seven trustees, a trustee’s role in the public comment portion of meetings, and the power of the director to ban a patron without approval by the trustees. For each proposed change, the powers granted by the Illinois Library Association were referenced. At the meeting, only minor semantic changes such as changing “he or she” to titles were agreed upon. The meeting was adjourned with the agreement that the conversation would continue at the next policy meeting on March 3.

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FOX LAKE – Wayne Blake was ready to head to Springfield to voice his support for Fox Waterway Agency to senators Monday when he learned Senate Bill 2696, which would dissolve the agency, had been pulled from the Agriculture and Conservation Senate committee agenda. Blake, chairman of the Fox Lake-based Fox Waterway Agency, said while the bill was pulled from the committee’s Monday agenda, it could be reintroduced at a later time. A spokeswoman with Sen. Terry Link’s office confirmed the bill had been pulled, but declined to elaborate. Link proposed the bill, which is co-sponsored by Sen. Julie Morrison. Link represents Gurnee, Waukegan and Vernon Hills among other Lake County communities. Morrison represents Buffalo Grove and North Chicago, among other county towns. Blake said he was “shocked” when he learned about the bill. “No one’s letting our guard down,” Blake said, adding that he plans to meet with Sen. Pamela Altoff of McHenry on Friday. “We won the battle, but not the war.” The jobs of Blake and 14 other agency employees could be at stake as legislators consider the bill, which would dissolve the Fox Waterway Agency, and place the Chain O’ Lakes and Fox River under the care of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Fox Waterway Agency will host a public meeting to discuss the bill at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake. The Fox Waterway Agency is responsible for dredging the lakes, collecting user fees and performing rescues, according to agency employees. The agency typically partners with the 27 municipalities under their jurisdiction if they have the people and equipment available, said Rob Rinkenberger, superintendent and employee of 17 years.

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Rob Rinkenberger, superintendent, directs Fox Waterway Agency employee Mike Madlener, who is removing snow, Friday at Lakefront Park in Fox Lake.

“They say we’re a redundant agency, and I’m not sure where that comes from.” Wayne Blake Fox Waterway Agency chairman

“They say we’re a redundant agency, and I’m not sure where that comes from,” Blake said. “We were created in 1983 because the system was too big and they didn’t have the manpower [to maintain the lakes].” Link said the bill would save money by abolishing and consolidating a unit of local government, similar to legislation he’s proposed in the past. “I’m always advocating for units of local government to be more efficient without loss of work quality and enjoyment of the area,” Link said. Blake said his agency operates on grants, not tax dollars, so he’s not sure how dissolving the agency would save the state money. Rinkenberger said agency jobs don’t receive

Rob Rinkenberger, Fox Waterway Agency superintendent and employee of 17 years, said he was shocked to hear two senators want to shut down the agency.

state pensions. Link said, “They charge a user fee and use federal and state money to operate this. That’s still our taxpayer dollars. “I don’t think it would create jobs or take jobs away from Lake County. They only have a dozen people out there. I don’t know where anyone lives.” The Fox Waterway Agency has 15 employees, most of

whom live in Lake County and have worked at the agency long-term, said Ron Barker, executive director, who’s worked there eight years. Blake said Fox Waterway Agency is responsible for removing silt and keeping the lakes from becoming overgrown. He said the lakes would probably be cared for just as well under the IDNR, but he’s not sure. If left unmaintained, silt and other natural occur-

rences would eventually turn the lakes to swamp, Blake said. Link said he’s working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. “They are working with me to make sure this would work, alter and change some things,” he said. Arlan Juhl, director of water resources for the IDNR, said his department’s official stance is neutral. He said the Fox Waterway Agency was created because locals wanted greater say in how the Chain O’ Lakes was managed. Juhl said if IDNR absorbed the responsibilities of Fox Waterway Agency, they would need staff levels similar to what the agency has now. Juhl does not know if it’s possible to hire the people at Fox Waterway Agency should the agency be dissolved, he said. “I’d like to see a lot of agencies abolished,” Link said. “The point is – people are about cutting anything, but not in their neighborhood. Every neighbor’s bad except my neighbor.” Link said he has not heard from Lake County mayors about the issue. Rinkenberger, of Long Lake, said the agency has received “overwhelming support from the public.” On Monday, there were 898 signed witness slips opposing the legislation and 11 in favor on the Illinois General Assembly website, my.ilga.gov. Kristine Pearson, project and permitting specialist at Fox Waterway Agency and employee of 15 years, said, “A lot of licensed captains work here. The fire department calls here for search and rescue on the lakes.” Barker said, “We quietly do the work that needs to be done. We call ourselves the bleeding waterway blue, and respond to all situations at all hours.”

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One last song Concert For Life to say goodbye to Gurnee after 14 years By JESSE CARPENDER

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jcarpender@shawmedia.com A spring ritual for many Gurnee families, the 14th annual Concert For Life fundraiser will be the last. Concert for Life raised more than $390,000 for the American Cancer Society since the first show in 2001. The event has grew from an effort by a small group of teens including Gurnee-raised musician Matt Wessel to help their friend to an annual defining event for the Gurnee community. During her junior year at Warren Township High School, Kate Pedersen was diagnosed with cancer. Pedersen was a member of Future Business Leaders of America, and her fellow classmates and friends wanted to do something to help. They decided to have a concert at St. Paul the Apostle in Gurnee to raise money for her. Chris Mason, FBLA advisor, said it was a mutual decision between Matt Wes-

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When: 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 Where: St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6401 Gages Lake Road, Gurnee Information: Matt Wessel will perform, joined by his musicians. There will be a few raffles and silent auctions, as well as a brief minute intermission with food and beverages. Join Matt, his musicians and the students and staff of Warren’s FBLA program, who have committed themselves to organizing the CFL since the first show in 2001, as they say farewell to an event unlike any other. Cost: $5 in advance, $8 at the door. For tickets call Chris Mason, 847548-6870.

Matt Wessel of Gurnee performs at the 2010 Concert For Life. sel and the Future Business Leaders of America Chapter to end the CFL legacy in 2014. They always agreed that CFL wouldn’t go on without Wessel, she said. “It’s been a good run since we started this,” Mason said. “Next year, some of our FBLA students wouldn’t even have

been born when we started it. It’s been a great success, and we hope we can do another event to benefit the American Cancer Society.” Mason said she’s not sure what event could replace Concert For Life. “It will be hard to have one of such magnitude,” she said. Mason said it will be

an emotional event for her, although she usually stays busy. “It will be sentimental for all of us,” she said. Wessel, who lives in Milwaukee, Wis., said it’s a bittersweet feeling. “My hope is to continue doing fundraisers and possibly start a similar

event up here [in Wisconsin],” he said. “I loved every minute of every show, and this is the right year to end it for me.” This year’s concert will differ from past years because it will be held on a Friday instead of a Sunday, Mason said. “This time we’re focusing more on the music, with a shorter intermission,” she said. Wessel said the concert is always an emotional experience but knowing it’s his last time performing Concert For Life will bring back 13 years of memories. He plans to talk about those memories between songs. “The Gurnee community has been through a lot and has changed since we started it,” he said. The musician said the playlist wrote itself as he considered the songs that he did most often over the years. “This CFL warrants moments of appreciation, reflection and recognition,” he said. Wessel said he’s heard from former FBLA members around the country who plan to come back to Gurnee for the event.

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Gurnee Wadsworth Relay For Life Team It’s a Wonderful Life members included Karen Kailer, Kathy Clement, Joann Stubenvoll, Karen Cole, Fran Balistreri, Jackie Clement, Diane Streicher. The sixth annual Relay For Life Bowling event Feb. 23 was hosted by Team It’s A Wonderful Life, one of American Cancer Society Relay For Life Gurnee Wadsworth’s top fundraising teams. The event, held at Bertrand’s Bowling Lanes in Waukegan, raised over $10,000 this year. The event has raised $60,000 since its inception and features a silent auction with over 100 items.

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GURNEE – Lake County shoppers can visit Gurnee Mills’ Health Insurance Marketplace to learn about their health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act and sign up for health care insurance with Enroll Lake County! over the next couple of weeks. Spearheaded by the Lake County Health Department/ Community Health Center in partnership with The Alliance for Human Services, Enroll Lake County! is the initiative working to educate and enroll Lake County residents in new health insurance programs available through the Affordable Care Act. Enroll Lake County! team members will be at Gurnee Mills distributing educational flyers and answering questions from the public at en-

trances E and B from noon to 6 p.m. March 3 and 10; March 5 and 12; and March 6 and 13. Families eligible to purchase insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace have until March 31 to enroll in a health insurance plan. For those eligible for Medicaid, there is no end date for enrollment. Navigators will remain available to assist people applying for Medicaid on an ongoing basis. Individuals will also have the opportunity to receive personalized, health insurance application assistance from certified navigators. These navigators will be available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15. Enroll Lake County! will man tables in the common area of the Macy’s wing of the Gurnee Mills mall. Appointments are avail-

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Lenear Royalty of Gurnee sings “Lift Every Voice.”

GURNEE – Students played instruments, sand and presented on lesser-known historical figures during Gurnee School District 56’s annual Black History Celebration. The Feb. 20 event took place at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth. Each school – Spaulding Elementary, River Trail School, Prairie Trail School and Viking Middle School – was asked to prepare a short presentation on this year’s theme, The Civil Rights Movement, according to Prairie Trail School Teacher Elise Diaz. “Students from Prairie Trail paid homage to individuals who were part of the movement and yet whose names we do not know individuals we have seen as faces in the crowd who donated their time, effort or sacrificed their lives to support the movement,” Diaz said.

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WHERE: KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, 1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee WHEN: All day Tuesday, March 4 COST AND INFO: Let the good times roll. The special KeyLime Cove Fat Tuesday celebration includes a Mardi Gras mask building station, a scavenger hunt, a juggling performance, a dance party and more. For information, call 877-360-0403.

WHERE: Bass Pros Shops Outdoor World, 6112 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee WHEN: All day on Friday, Feb. 28, to Sunday, March 16 COST & INFO: Join Bass Pro Shop for three weekends of pure ishing talk with pros and vendors. Seminars hosted by national pros and the event features sales and savings on gear. For information, call 847-856-1229.

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Bricker joined Shaw Media in June 2008 as publisher of the Kane County Chronicle and Daily Chronicle in DeKalb. His role expanded in 2009 when he assumed responsibility for group operations. He was named regional publisher and group general manager in 2013. Before joining Shaw, Bricker was publisher of the Appeal-Democrat and appealdemocrat.com in Marysville, Calif. His background includes leadership positions with The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo., The Lima News in Lima, Ohio, The Orange County Register in southern California, and the Daily Southtown in Chicago’s southwest suburbs. He lives in Elburn with his wife, Karen, and their Brittany Spaniel, Taggle. Bricker and Karen have three adult children and one grandson.

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WAUKEGAN – The Greater Waukegan Development Coalition’s new Lake County Tech Hub and incubator received a special visit Feb. 18 from U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider. The tech hub is designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies. “Lake County Tech Hub will help emerging growth companies survive and develop during the start-up period, when they are most vulnerable, and also help existing businesses expand their operations,” according to a news release from the coalition. Schneider’s visit was in support of his initiative to assist small and medium businesses that create jobs, according to the release. Schneider recently introduced the Accelerate Our Startups Act (HR 4059), which expands public-private efforts to help startup companies get off the ground and achieve success. The bill allows incubators such as Lake County Tech Hub to grow and thrive – essential in their early and most vulnerable stages.

As part of introduction of HR 4059, Schneider hosted a roundtable discussion with area entrepreneurs. Michael Edgar, president of the coalition, was invited by the Congressman to serve as panelist at the roundtable where he relayed the mission and goals of the Lake County Tech Hub and Small Business Incubator and the importance of legislation to support technology accelerator and incubator efforts. Edgar also is owner of Waukegan-based Design Studio C, an architectural firm. The Lake County Tech Hub started a test launch in February and will be officially launched next month. It will be administered by Eddie Soto, CEO of E.S. Online Enterprises. Soto had a successful corporate career with Abbott Labs before transitioning to his current business. Lake County Tech Hub is one of many programs being administered by GWDC that aid and support area businesses. The coalition, a nonprofit, aims to foster and support existing and potential businesses for the purpose of facilitating growth of the local economy.

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Memories of a warmer time in Gurnee This winter, while not the worst ever, seems to be an interminable cycle of cold and snow. It caused me to remember earlier times of warmth and fun. While the winters in the mid- to late 1970s were nasty, after the snow melted the spring and summer weather made up for those snowy days. In June 1976, the residents of Gurnee had a special reason to celebrate. Marriott’s Great America opened and everyone in Gurnee was invited to a special “Gurnee Day.” Admission and parking was free to all Gurnee residents. At that time, the amusement park was owned by the Marriott Corp., and the locals referred to it, not as Great America but as Marriott’s.

VILLAGE VINE Nancy Long The free day happened to fall on the last day of school for Gurnee Grade School District 56. Bob took a day off work, and after 8-year-old Tom got off the bus, we laded him and Lisa, 3, into the car. After a brief stop at Gurnee Grade School to retrieve the jacket Tom left in Miss Cunningham’s third grade classroom, we were off to experience a fun day at Marriott’s. After riding some of the rides including some, like the Sky Whirl, which are no longer at the park, we enjoyed another area no longer at

Great America. There was a circus area complete with live animal acts. There were elephants and camels and other wonders of the animal world. Sometimes, the “livestock”would escape, sending workers scrambling to round them up. One day in late summer, I was driving down Washington Street, just west of Green Bay Road heading west when Lisa asked me “what is that coming toward us?” Indeed, what WAS that? Galloping down the center lane between the east and west bound lanes was a camel being chased by two men on horseback! All cars stopped, the drivers’ mouths agape as we watched the galloping dromedary and pursuing

wranglers run past. I think that may have been one reason Marriott’s gave up the circus idea – it was too hard to keep the animals contained. The most famous animal at Great America was Zippy, a young, very cute chimpanzee. Everyone loved Zippy. One evening the four of us were at Happy Bill’s (where the Avalon is now) for dinner. We were seated at a booth, and Lisa was kneeling backward looking at the booth behind us. She kept saying, “Look at the monkey.” I thought, “Oh no, someone has a really homely baby and she thinks it’s a monkey.” “Turn around, sit down, and eat your dinner,” I said. “There is no monkey here.”

Shortly thereafter, the “monkey baby’s mom” walked past us, headed to the bathroom. She had a diaper in one hand and Zippy the chimpanzee in the other. It wasn’t a monkey. It was a chimp! After the potty break, we paid more attention to the “family” behind us. Zippy was in a high chair, wearing a bib, and eating spaghetti with a spoon. His table manners were better than most human kids. We’ve had some bad winters but except for the Big Snow of ’67 and the Ice Storm of ’65 – I can’t remember the dates. However, I’ll always remember 1976 with Zippy, a camel and free day at Marriott’s.

Nancy Long lives in Gurnee.


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Warren gets new head football coach Students reach out to recruit familiar face for vacant spot By BILL PEMSTEIN editorial@lakecountysuburbanlife.com GURNEE – His phone lit up like a Christmas tree with texts. Evidently Bryan McNulty was one popular person at Warren Township High School. It came from a secret meeting of Warren football players, who told McNulty the head football coach job was now open after Dave Mohapp resigned. McNulty had coached at Warren from 2007 to 2011 before departing briefly for Lake Forest College. Now he’s back. McNulty is Warren’s new head football

coach. And as Warren Athletics Director Mark Pos describes it, when you sign up to be the football coach at Warren, you are there for the long haul. “He’s our fourth head coach since the 1970s,’’ Pos said. “That says a lot. They stay here for a long time.” McNulty knows what it’s like to play football. He went through an established and successful program at Naperville Central. “I played football, basketball and ran track in high school,’’ McNulty said. From there he took his football skills, as a linebacker, and played two years at the College

“He’s very good with kids. He’s got a great personality. He’s very positive with the players.” Mark Pos Warren athletics director

of DuPage. That translated into a scholarship to play at Northern Michigan University. He’s a defensive-minded coach, which comes from playing linebacker. “The emphasis is defense,’’ he said. “We want to be the most physical team we can be. I need to build a relationship with the players. We need to be ready to lift.” Pos likes the way this for-

mer assistant coach goes about his business. “He’s very good with kids,’’ Pos said. “He’s got a great personality. He’s very positive with the players.” McNulty will also be busy next spring. He will have two coaching jobs at the high school. He will take over the varsity softball job. The team he inherits reached the super sectional last spring. “It’s critical that we hire some coaches to help out when he’s coaching softball,’’ Pos said. “He’ll just have to roll up his sleeves. He can coach both sports.” Back on the football beat, McNulty is well aware that there are several powers in the North Suburban Conference. “You’ve got Stevenson and Lake Zurich,’’ he said. “And

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