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The Glenbrook North community is grieving after a student passed away over the weekend.

Nicholas Woloszyn, of Northbrook, and a junior at GBN, died 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in the 2300 block of Ashbury Lane, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Counselors and social workers were available at Glenbrook North Monday, Jan. 11, to help students cope with the loss of a classmate.

Danielle Tabor
A 39-year-old Northbrook woman was killed by an Amtrak train in downtown Northbrook at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Matthew Yan

The body of a Northbrook man was discovered on Monday, April 15, in Kenilworth, according to the Kenilworth Police Department. 

Police said the man appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found at Townley Field near Joseph Sears School.

At 3 p.m., police were notified by the Kenilworth Park District that the body had been discovered. The Joseph Sears School was immediately instructed by the police to initiate security procedures for precautionary purposes while the incident was being investigated.

Matthew Yan
A former Glenbrook North teacher alleged to have sexually abused then-GBN student Aaron Wulf had admitted to inappropriately touching a student in 2000 and proceeded to resign from the district, according to documents acquired by The Northbrook Tower through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Alyssa Groh

As of Dec. 1, Zapatista, 992 Willow Road, Northbrook, shut its doors to the public.

According to the location’s general manager Sean Sorensen, employees were told just after Thanksgiving that Nov. 30 would be the restaurant’s final day operating in Northbrook.

“It just came down to the fact that the lease was up and the [restaurant] owner decided that he didn’t want to renew the lease at that time,” Sorensen said. “To the best of my knowledge, I’m not sure if he’s going to reopen it or not, but as of right now, it is closed.”

Alicia Ramirez
At Northbrook-based Coping Partners/Children Coping Clinic, a trio of specialists has come up with a system that addresses nearly the whole spectrum of issues across all ages.
Riley Simpson

With a win over Libertyville on July 22, the Northbrook Park District A Team won the North Shore Women’s Tennis League’s Red Championship.

Competing in a league of 10 teams from surrounding communities and Country Clubs, the team went 8-1 for the season.

Riley Simpson
Senior night is special in every sport but for Glenbrook North swimmer Tural Erel, the dual meet against Highland Park was much more than that.
Matthew Yan

When Rabbi Aaron Melman first stepped foot in Congregation Beth Shalom, he knew he’d found his home. That was 13 years ago, when the rabbi was just out of rabbinical school at The Jewish Theological Seminary, in New York City. At the time, he was interviewing for a position as an assistant rabbi, which he eventually received.

“I fell in love with the community. It was really the one place I wanted to be,” said Melman, a Northbrook resident.

Riley Simpson

When the Children’s Research Fund North Suburban Board hosts its “All You Need Is Love” fundraiser on Oct. 18, it will be doing so for kids like Alexa Weiss, of Highland Park.

Two days before her third birthday, Alexa was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She then underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Two years later, she had a recurrence, and then surgery once more, followed by proton therapy.

Today, her mother Jamie Weiss said, “Alexa is living a normal, healthy life as a 7-year-old. She dances, she plays tennis and does gymnastics.”

Matthew Yan