• Glenbrook North senior Jacob Weingardt spins around Deerfield’s Peter Runac Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Barrington Sectional. Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

    Wrestling: Weingardt advances to state in thrilling fashion

    February 13, 2017 By Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Glenbrook North had four wrestlers in the Class 3A Barrington Sectional but the only one to make it to the state tournament was senior Jacob Weingardt (30-12), the fourth-place finisher in the 285-pound weight class.
  • Jar Bar will feature salads and desserts packaged in jars, along with other items like sandwiches and cold brew coffees. Photo Submitted

    New restaurant is owner’s ‘love song’ to Northbrook

    February 10, 2017 By Matt Yan, Editor News
    For a time, downtown Northbrook was known as the place with three ice cream shops: Yogen Fruz, Graeter’s and Baskin Robbins.
  • Gerhard’s passion fruit mousse ($7.50) is a sweet and tart dessert made with dark chocolate mousse, a feuilletine base imported from France and mixed with pralines. Photos by Jacqueline Glosniak/22nd Century Media

    Gerhard’s provides elegant desserts with a warm welcome

    February 6, 2017 By Sarah Haider, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Twenty-two years ago, when Mary Greub decided to open Gerhard’s Elegant European Desserts with her then-fiance, she had no idea she would end up finding the love of her life. It wasn’t a man. It wasn’t the money from a long-lasting business. It was the people who would make her bakery a second home.
  • Kim Alexopoulos (left) and her father Marv Levy answer questions about levy’s new book on Feb. 1 at Winkelman Elementary. sarah haider/22nd Century Media

    Hall of Fame coach kicks off book tour at Winkelman

    February 6, 2017 By Sarah Haider, Assistant Editor News, School
    Two sports worlds collided on Feb. 1 at Winkelman School. Hall of Fame NFL coach Marv Levy read his new book “Go Cubs! Go!” to fans of all ages and signed copies of the book and other sports memorabilia.
  • Firefighter Tom Schaul, of Northbrook Station 11, serves chili to Grace Bush, of Northbrook, at the fifth annual Chili Cook off and Trivia Contest on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Glenview Park Center. rhonda hoLCoMb/22nd Century Media

    Northbrook firefighters take on local stations in cook-off

    February 6, 2017 By Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    It was a recipe for a good time and for a great cause. The event was the fifth annual Chili Cook Off and Trivia Contest benefiting Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook and it was held on Jan. 28 at the Glenview Park Center.

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