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Are North Shore Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?

By Sam Eichner, GazeboNews Reporter

With one man dead in Dallas, two nurses receiving treatment in Atlanta and Bethesda, Maryland, and, as of Tuesday night, two sick Liberian travelers under observation in Chicago, just how prepared are local hospitals to handle Ebola should it come to the North Shore?

This isn’t an easy question to answer, because the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines for procedures, techniques and equipment have been evolving as ebola — and ebola headlines — have spread.

“Most of the hospitals [in the area] should be able to adequately treat exposure,” said Dr. Mark Mass, a former ER doctor at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital who now runs Lake Forest’s Acute Care Center. “They go through all the drills, and they have all the equipment and infrastructure in place.”

A spokeswoman for North Shore University Health Systems said it is “working proactively to ensure stringent protocols are in place to handle high-risk infections like Ebola in our hospitals, emergency departments and medical offices.”

On Monday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced the creation of a network of providers that would treat patients in the event of an Ebola diagnosis. He designated four hospitals to handle ebola cases: Rush University Medical Center, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for adult patients, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital for pediatric patients.

Therefore, should a case arise on the North Shore, or anywhere in the Chicago area, the patient would be transferred to one of those facilities.

Northwestern Medicine’s Director of Global Health Dr. Robert Murphy said local hospitals will be prepared as long as they follow procedure.

“If you follow the current guidelines, you don’t get infected, and you stamp out these epidemics,” Dr. Murphy said, citing the case of Nigeria–a country that, despite having fewer resources than the U.S. and much more primitive hospitals, has squashed the spread of Ebola.

Dr. Murphy said that until recent events in Dallas, he believed any hospital could handle an Ebola patient. “The problem with this level of isolation is that if you screw up, the consequences are so severe,” he said, emphasizing the significance of thorough training courses in preventing similar mistakes.

Both doctors said people should not be concerned about contracting the virus — here on the North Shore or anywhere else in the country for that matter. For as much as the media might make it seem like Ebola is everywhere these days, you are unlikely to come in contact with it in real life.

“The overall risk is very low,” Dr. Mass said. “You’re not going to catch it from seeing someone across the room.”

Though Dr. Murphy said he wouldn’t be surprised if each of the five major U.S. cities saw a case of Ebola or two, he is confident in hospitals’ ability to effectively quell the spread of the virus.

“It’s not going to be a big problem in the U.S.,” Dr. Murphy said. “It’s going to be a serious, small problem.”

Stock Up On Vitamin C While Helping LFHS Music Students With Citrus Sales

Submitted by LFHS Music Department

Students in the Lake Forest High School Music Department have begun our annual Citrus Sale, which runs through November 2nd. The band and orchestra are raising funds for our Musical Tour of Spain during Spring Break 2015. Please support our students by buying fruit for yourself, a family member, friend, or coworker.

We have partnered with Florida Indian River Groves to provide you with the freshest fruit available. Your fruit will be harvested the very same day it is shipped to us, ensuring that you receive fruit that is hours off the tree from Florida!

All profits go directly to the individual trip account of the student seller, and this year we have over 80 students selling citrus! To order citrus online, you can visit the music page at Be sure to select a student’s name when ordering!

Of course, traditional cash and check sales are still accepted by our students as well. To place an order by cash or check, please contact the Student Seller of your choice or Brian O’Connor in the music department. Phone: (847) 582-7718, email:

Lake Forest U-14 Gold Wins Softball Tourney; Heads To Nationals

Submitted by the Lake Forest 14U Softball Gold Team

The 14u girls fast pitch travel team: Champions! (Photo submitted by the team)

The 14u girls fast pitch travel team: Champions! (Photo submitted by the team)

There’s new ground being broken in Lake Forest Softball. The Lake Forest Scouts 14U Gold team won its second tournament Championship this fall, and with it the second bid for nationals next summer. Just a few weeks ago, the Scouts won their first ever nationals bid by winning the NSA Waukegan Wars tournament on a walk off double in the final inning. This weekend the magic struck again in this USSSA showdown, as they came from behind in the international tie-breaking 8th inning and erased an 8-6 deficit to win 9-8 once again in walk off fashion.

The Scouts went 5-0-1 scoring 38 runs while yielding 23 runs. Solid Pitching was provided by Elisa Nettesheim (4-0-1, 3.00 ERA) and Emma Olson 1-0, 1.00 ERA). The offense was led by Julia Frauenheim (7-14 7RS, 7RBI’s), Jon’nah Williams (7-17, 7RS, 8SB), Sydney Martens (7-17, 5RBI’s), and Shannon Stowe (5-11, 6 RBI’s).

It all started in the quarter final game with the Scouts defeating the Mundelein Stampede 5-2. Scouts pitcher Elisa Nettesheim was dominant scattering 4 hits, striking out 6 and allowing 0 earned runs. The Scouts scored 2 runs in the 2nd and 3 runs in the 3rd on extra base hits by Frauenheim and Martens providing all the runs needed for victory.

The Scouts then beat Tinley Park in the semi-final game with a great come from behind victory. The Scouts trailed 5-4 in the final inning. After a leadoff walk to Williams, Martens crushed a line shot double off the fence in left center scoring Williams to tie the game. One out later Nettesheim singled home Martens to give the Scouts the come from behind victory.

In the championship game against the Arlington Patriots, key hits and key defensive plays in the outfield by Skye Miller and Izzy Bogdanowicz, and in the infield by Hanna Atchley and Ellie Pearson, kept the Scouts in the game early on. Still trailing 4-1 in the 4th with 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd, Frauenheim continued her clutch hitting by ripping a single to right to make it 4-3. The Scouts trailed 6-3 in the bottom of the 6th when Stowe, Williams and Martens delivered consecutive extra base hits to tie the game. The game remained tied after 7. In the international tie breaker 8th inning, the Patriots scored 2 runs in the top of the frame to grab an 8-6 lead. In the home half of the frame, with one out and Bogdanowicz on 3rd, Williams singled to center to make it an 8-7 game; she then stole 2nd and with two outs and the game on the line, Grace Tirzmalis hit a shot up the middle to score Williams with the tying run. Tirzmalis went to 2nd on the throw home, setting the stage for Nettesheim once again. On the second pitch, she ripped one down the left field line bringing home Tirzmalis giving the Scouts the championship win in an incredible finish.

“This team played with great heart, spirit and intensity and with a ‘Never say die’ attitude, which allowed them to prevail. In all the years I’ve coached, I’ve had the good fortune to be a part of many championships, but none as hard fought, dramatic and exciting as this one. This team simply would not quit; they are truly learning what it takes to win,” Said Scouts manager Neal Kahalnik, who is assisted by Sammie Bloomfield. “This is a talented and dedicated group of kids who love to play softball. The future is looking bright for Lake Forest Softball.”

‘Women In The Know’ Plans Forum on Teen Mental Health & Suicide

Submitted by Women in the Know

A speaker series called Women in the Know is hosting two forums about teenage mental health and suicide. The forums will include guest speakers who specialize in clinical professional counseling and clinical psychology.

The speakers include Gail Cutler, a licensed clinical professional counselor and founder of Rebecca’s Dream; Dr. Michelle Epstein, licensed clinical psychologist, women and children mental health & wellness; and Debrohanne Reimer, MS, LPC, CADC, from the Child, Adolescent & Family Recovery Center. They will help identify changes and signs in children and other loved ones, including when and how to seek help.

The forums are part of a three-part series and will take place on the following dates at Lake Forest Club (554 N. Westmoreland Rd. Lake Forest, IL 60045) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.:

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 (RSVP by Monday, October 27)
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 (RSVP by Monday, November 17)

(Part One of the series took place earlier this fall and explored statistics on mental health and suicide globally, nationally, and locally in Lake County.)

Part Two of the series will discuss signs and symptoms of mental illness, focusing on mental illness as a disease and recognizing situational depression and triggers. Part Two also will explore the differences between teenage angst and mental illness.

Part Three will begin with a report on student data and will include children’s opinions on the topic. The forum will discuss communicating with children, competition, discipline, and varying outlooks on what it means to be successful.

Amie Marks founded Women in the Know in 2013 to provide women a platform to speak openly about world issues, current events and timely topics.

Women in the Know forums are free and open to the public. To reserve a space or for more information, please call 708.524.9374, e-mail, or visit the new website at

Heinen’s Still Hiring As It Preps To Open Lake Bluff Store

We've heard rave reviews of the produce department at Heinen's.

We’ve heard rave reviews of the produce department at Heinen’s.

By Adrienne Fawcett

Heinen’s Grocery Store still has job openings in its Lake Bluff store, which is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. on October 29 in the Carriage Way Shopping Center at Route 176 and Route 43/Waukegan Road. A spokeswoman for the Cleveland-based chain said job applicants “must be passionate about food and customer service.”

Heinen’s opened a Bannockburn store in recent months and it also has Chicago-area stores in Glenview and Barrington.

According to GazeboNews readers who have shopped at Heinen’s, the stores have great meat, seafood and produce, with ample organic options in all categories. We’ve also heard about the chain’s great wine and liquor department — and we have personally experienced the store’s generous offerings of Bloody Mary and marguerita samples in little, plastic cocktail tumblers.

We’ve also heard there will be some familiar faces behind the registers at the Heinen’s Lake Bluff store, as it has hired some of the staff from the former Dominick’s Grocery Store. (Heinen’s is renovating that property.) There’s a countdown to opening day on the Heinen’s Lake Bluff web page.

(PS: The Target retail center that’s going up just east of Carriage Way is planning a July 2015 opening. That property will include Chipotle Mexican Grill and Potbelly Sandwich Shop, said Drew Irvin, Lake Bluff administrator.)

Here’s a press release Heinen’s sent out recently:

Third generation, family-owned grocer from Ohio set to open in Lake Bluff

CLEVELAND – Heinen’s Grocery Store, the third generation, family-owned Cleveland-based grocery chain, continues to expand in Chicago, this time in the suburb of Lake Bluff. The grocer, that’s been serving Northeast Ohio for the past 85 years, opened its first three stores in the Chicago area in the Village of Barrington, Glenview and Bannockburn. The new Lake Bluff location will open on Wednesday, October 29 at 10 a.m. with an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Tom and Jeff Heinen, Village officials and key business leaders from the community.

“Chicago has really become a second home for us and each community has been beyond welcoming and accommodating. Our latest grocery store in Lake Bluff celebrates everything we stand for as a local, family-centric business,” explains Jeff Heinen, part of the third-generation family that now oversees the chain with brother, Tom. “We pride ourselves on putting our customers first and doing whatever we can, big or small, to make sure they leave our stores feeling better than when they arrived.”

“The Village of Lake Bluff is excited to welcome Heinen’s to our community,” adds Kathleen O’Hara, Lake Bluff Village President. “We are proud to be the newest home for a high quality, family-operated, and community oriented grocery store such as Heinen’s; it will surely be an asset to our residents and many others in the surrounding area.”

In addition to traditional mainstay groceries, Heinen’s is known for their in-store butchers and
source-verified meats, overnight direct dock-to-store seafood, the highest quality seasonal produce, chef prepared foods, a vast assortment of organic products along with an award-winning gourmet cheese and wine department. Heinen’s shoppers are tremendously loyal to their favorite departments such as:

  • An extensive produce department, including: organic offerings, high quality fruits and vegetables from around the world and locally grown seasonal produce
  • In-store butcher and service case featuring Heinen’s Own beef and pork that is source-verified and raised to the company’s exacting standards guaranteeing superior quality, taste and tenderness
  • The freshest seafood overnighted six days a week, from fishermen in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington and the New England coast directly from boats to Heinen’s seafood counters
  • A gourmet and artisan cheese department with over 350 choices and an authentic deli with many organic choices, all natural and award-winning meats and cheeses
  • Made to order hand-crafted rotisserie sandwiches featuring premium, source-verified meats – Heinen’s Own Beef prime rib and eye of round, Heinen’s Own Pork Loin, Organic Turkey, Verlasso Salmon
  • In-store sushi chef and authentic Hawaiian Poke
  • A self-serve bulk olive oil and balsamic bar
  • An extensive salad bar featuring an ever-changing selection of more than 60 good-for-you salads, superfood salads, chopped veggies and fresh fruits
  • Wellness Center with hundreds of gluten free products, premium brands of vitamins and supplements, bulk bins with superfood grains, cereals and nuts as well as a wide selection of probiotics and healthy drinks

Complimentary one-on-one wellness coaching and counseling plus store tours (label reading, health and weight management and wellness educational seminars)

“Every single thing we do and decision we make is with the customer in mind,” says Tom Heinen. “We choose our suppliers very carefully and then maintain a true partnership of continuous improvement which is always designed to benefit our customers.”

Another way Heinen’s plans to support Lake Bluff is through their Teaming Up for Education Program. At the end of each year, Heinen’s will donate up to 1 percent of a customer’s yearly spend to a designated school of their choice, all through their Heinen’s reward card.

The new Heinen’s store is located in Lake Bluff at 201 S. Waukegan Road at the intersection of Rt. 43 and Rt. 176 – Rockland Road. Their phone number is 1-847-735-0026.

Founded in 1929 in Shaker Heights, Ohio by a local butcher named Joe Heinen, Heinen’s Grocery Store has grown to 20 total store locations with 17 stores in the suburbs of Cleveland and four in the suburbs of Chicago. Heinen’s employs over 3,000 associates. Today, Joe Heinen’s twin grandsons, Jeff and Tom Heinen carry on the family legacy of unrivalled quality food and world-class customer service. To learn more, connect with Heinen’s on Facebook, Twitter or the web.

VOTE Lake Bluff Seeks Candidates For April Elections

Editor’s note: This is a re-post of an earlier story, which had a mistake in the headline (it should have said April Elections, not November). GazeboNews regrets the error.

Got Government? Lake Bluff Village and Library Trustee elections will happen in April, 2015, but the election process starts NOW!

Apply your talents, intellect and skills to help the community by serving on the Lake Bluff Village or Library Board. The VOTE (Voters Organized To Elect) Lake Bluff organizing committee is seeking candidates for election to the Village Board of Trustees and Library Board of Trustees. VOTE is the organization that informs residents about the election process, builds awareness for candidates in the community, and assists endorsed candidates with filing official paperwork.

There are three Trustee seats plus the Village Clerk position up for election to the Village Board.  The Library Board has three seats coming open. Candidate nominating papers need to be filed in December for the April, 2015 election, so NOW is the time to get engaged with the VOTE committee to express interest and build awareness in the community.

We invite you to visit the VOTE Lake Bluff website at to learn more about the election process. Please also feel free to call VOTE steering committee members Jim Gillen (847-682-0877), Ed Duffy (224-456-9247), Jenny Simpson (312-391-5635) or Graham Wilson (303-619-2244) to ask questions or express interest in running.

Lake Bluff’s ‘Local Haunts’ is Wednesday; Proceeds To Benefit History Museum

Submitted by Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce

Enjoy fall fun at Lake Bluff’s downtown businesses in a special event for all ages on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

“Shop Your Local Haunts” for specials, events, food, hospitality – and the added plus is that 10% of all the day’s sales will to go to benefit the Lake Bluff History Museum, a beloved community institution. Adding to the celebration, downtown store hours will be extended to 8 pm for a longer day of fun and community gathering.

Thirteen favorite Lake Bluff businesses and organizations have jumped on board to participate including Bluffington’s, The Clockworks, Inovasi, Lake Bluff Brewing Co., Lawrence Interiors, Lulu’s/Big Al’s Pizza, The Other Door, Peg Ann Kompany, Reimagined Vintage, Spice Merchants of Lake Bluff, Twigs, Voila, Wisma, and Artists on the Bluff. All ages are invited to stroll through the stores and enjoy dining or stopping for beverages with friends.

Among the special events planned for the day are the following:

  • Peg Ann Kompany will host a trunk show of Kathy Horton Designs from 5-7 pm
  • Spice Merchants of Lake Bluff will have specials on all spices, teas, blends, rice and soups at 10% off as well as free samples of various items from 3-8 pm.
  • ReImagined Vintage will be serving cider and have a cheese and jam tasting featuring Holcomb Hollow jams and regional cheeses.
  • Artists on the Bluff will open their gallery at the train station and have a special Halloween themed art show in the gallery with beverages, treats and glow sticks for giveaways as well as Halloween-themed activities for children. Art will also be on sale with 10% of proceeds benefiting the museum.

“Shop Your Local Haunts” is organized by the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce as another “Think Local First” event. These events are opportunities for the community to pull together for everyone’s enjoyment and benefit – customers, businesses, a local organization, and the community at large. Another recent event was last month’s “Red Carpet on the Green”, a fashion show in Market Square and shop and share program that partnered 18 businesses with the foundations of Lake Forest School District 67 and Lake Forest High School.

The Chamber welcomes resident input on more ideas for “Think Local First” events. For more information visit the “Buzz on the Bluff” page on the Chamber of Commerce website at or by clicking here.

Obituary: Bailey Donnally, Renowned Physicist & Lake Forest College Prof


Bailey Donnally

Bailey Donnally

By Sam Eichner

Bailey Donnally passed away in his sleep from pancreatic cancer on Friday, October 17th. He was 84 years old.

Donnally is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia, with whom he had three children, Don, Brian, and Dice. He also leaves behind five grandchildren: John, Peter, Jess, Lucy, and Dennis.

Donnally was an accomplished physicist and well-known member of the greater Chicago community for over 50 years. By age 19, he had already been awarded a Master’s degree from Auburn University in engineering physics. While working towards his Ph.D in physics, he acted as associate professor at the University of Minnesota. Soon after, he started teaching physics at Lake Forest College, where he would remain for over 40 years. Throughout his long and storied career, Donnally published countless articles and earned numerous awards in the field.

In addition to his work in physics, Donnally was also a world-class traveler, who won national and international acclaim for his photography, including four Kodak Kinsey awards. Shortly before he passed, he became an Honorary Fellow at the Photographic Society of America—the highest honor the organization can bestow.

To those who knew him best, Donnally was a true southern gentleman. Though he was committed to excellence at work, he was not without a quirky sense of humor. He wished to be best remembered as a “teacher.”

“Physics, teaching and research, is both my job and my hobby, before and after retirement,” Donnally was quoted as saying, in a recent newsletter for the Photographic Society of America. “How could anyone have so much fun and get paid for it?”

The memorial service will be help at Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel on Nov 22 at 2 p.m. Any donations can be made in the memory of Bailey to:

Photographic Society of America
Greenhood Scholarship Fund


Lake Forest College
Dept. of Physics
555 N. Sheridan Rd.
Lake Forest IL 60045

Mothers Trust: Shop Whole Foods … AND … Donate Coats

Submitted by Mothers Trust Teens

Mothers Trust Foundation has a couple of things worth sharing:

Please shop Whole Foods Market in Deerfield on Wednesday, October 29th, and Mothers Trust Foundation will receive 5% of the day’s net profits. This is a significant opportunity to earn money for Lake County children.

Also, Mothers Trust Teens is seeking donations for its annual coat drive through October 29, 2014:

This winter many families will be struggling to stay warm because they lack adequate winter clothing. Please donate your gently-used or new coats, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves and mittens for infants, children and adults. Your donations will help people in need in the Lake County area and neighboring communities.

Donation boxes are located in Lake Forest at: Mothers Trust Office, Gorton Drop-In Center, Prudential Rubloff Properties, and CROYA.

Donation boxes are located in Lake Bluff at: WISMA, Lulu’s, Lake Bluff Elementary School, Lake Bluff Recreation Center, Lake Bluff Library, Union Church, Lake Bluff Police Department, and Lake Bluff Fire Department.

Donation boxes are also located at: Glacier Ice Rink – Vernon Hills, Jenny’s Dance Centre – Libertyville, AYCO Company – Deerfield, Fields & Fences School of Horsemanship – Gurnee, Stevenson High School – Lincolnshire.

Mothers Trust Teens is a group of local teenagers working to make a difference in the lives of children who live just miles away from Lake Forest, Lake Bluff & Knollwood. The Teens are also welcoming monetary donations to purchase winter items.
For more information please visit or call 847-482-9189.

Opinion: Irregular and Unsupported Action by Shields Township Supervisor

Editor’s note: This Reader Forum article was submitted by Shields Township Trustees Heather Kerr and Richard Goshgarian. Reader Forum articles represent the writers’ opinions and not necessarily those of GazeboNews. We encourage you to comment on this article, but please include your full name per the GazeboNews comments policy.

GazeboNews Reader Forum


By Shields Township Trustees Richard Goshgarian and Heather Kerr

The most recent board meeting of the Shields Township Board of Trustees occurred on 9/25/14. At that meeting, Trustee Laura Carney resigned. Carney’s planned resignation was known only to her, Supervisor Cynthia Maloney, and sometime later the Township’s longstanding attorney Richard Cowen. The balance of the Board only became aware 1-2 days prior to that 9/25/14 meeting. Their knowledge was by way of rumor, no advance notice from either Maloney or Carney.

Why is this important? It has since been learned (throught emails between Maloney and the Township attorney) that Supervisor Maloney knew of the intended Carney resignation in mid-late August. At that time, Maloney sought a legal opinion from the Township’s attorney.

In an email exchange dated 9/2/14, Maloney was advised by the Township’s attorney that vacancies in office are filled (by Illinois law) in accordance with the statute 60 ILCS 5/60-5. That statute reads in part … 1. “The Board has the responsibility for filling the vacancy. The procedure to be used in terms of notifying the public of the vacancy, requesting application, holding interviews is up to the Board.”

The Township’s attorney further advised in that 9/2/14 email that Maloney notify the media and share his opinion memo with the entire Board. Maloney followed none of the guidelines in the Statute (law), and further disregarded the attorney’s recommendations regarding notice to the media and availing the Board of his opinion. Instead Maloney sought input exclusively from the resigning trustee, and a former non-voting member of the Board.

Result: On 9/25/14 in the course of that Board meeting, Maloney announced who she had selected. This was the first time she shared the name of her chosen replacement with 2 of the 4 board members. We, Trustees Kerr and Goshgarian, were excluded from Maloney’s irregular actions of the prior 4 weeks. Further, Trustee Bill Brown only learned of Maloney’s chosen replacement the day prior (9/24/14).

Over our (Trustees Kerr and Goshgarian’s) vigorous objection, Supervisor Maloney motioned for a vote on Carney’s replacement. She prevailed on that motion, her objective to force a vote, and by 3 to 0 had her replacement. We abstained voting on the individual citing irregularities(listed above) and disregard of the relevant statute and attorney’s recommendations.

What is known about your new trustee? -For more than four(4) weeks we have requested repeatedly information about him from Supervisor Maloney. Those requests have included information via a resume, a biography, a curriculum vitae, or any kind of background informational. To date nothing offered, nor does the web-site provide.

Following the law and proper procedure within Township Government is crucial to the vitality of this administration. Without it, other potential irregularities in any of the Township’s other functions( the Assessor’s office, or Highway Department) may be emboldened.

Trustees Richard Goshgarian and Heather Kerr