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A 23-year-old Northbrook man who was riding a motorcycle is in critical condition after being involved in a crash with a car around noon today, June 6, at the intersection of Waukegan and Shermer roads.

The Northbrook man was transported to Lutheran General Hospital by the Flight-for-Life medevac helicopter, which used the nearby Northbrook Junior High School as its landing zone. The Northbrook man was placed on a gurney while still wearing his helmet and loaded onto the helicopter.

Fouad Egbaria

Autumn Dickholtz was having trouble focusing during tests. Like many teenagers, she performed well in class but felt anxious when it came to big exams, impairing her performance.

Then she met Shelby Kremin.

Kremin, a health practitioner at HealthSmart in Northbrook, helped the Glenbrook South senior ease her test anxiety using a method known as Crossinology Brain Integration Technique. Dickholtz doesn’t get as anxious anymore and her grades have improved.

Matthew Yan
Paige Gochis, a sixth-grade student at Northbrook’s Wood Oaks Junior High, never quite imagined she would get the chance to meet Neil Patrick Harris. However, in just over a month’s time, Gochis will appear on NBC’s “Genius Junior” and her experience sharing the stage with Patrick Harris, the show’s host, will be broadcast for millions of viewers to see.
Martin Carlino

Organizers for an event to support a young Northbrook boy who was recently diagnosed with cancer ordered 50 T-shirts for participants.
By the time the event was over, however, they had promised to order 200 more shirts for the unexpected wave of kids who came out to L'oran Salon in Northbrook to "Buzz It For Coosey" on April 16.

Dayna Fields

Leela Pakanati isn’t exactly a mad scientist, but he did invent a mind-controlled mechanical arm. And a laser harp. And a 5-inch robot.

He entered the prosthetic arm, controlled by a device that reads and processes brain waves, into the Google Science Fair in 2014. His harp invention’s motor would break the laser beams to create musical notes. And the tiny robot was connected via Bluetooth and could sort of dance.

“It could shuffle!” Pakanati said.

Matthew Yan
Police received a report from a resident who witnessed a subject break the front passenger window of a park vehicle and enter it at 12:10 p.m. on Aug. 23 in the 1700 block of Techny Road. In the next 24 hours, police received ten more reports of vehicle break-ins.
Martin Carlino
Northbrook police and school officials are reviewing allegations of abuse made by Northbrook native Aaron Wulf in a 585-page manifesto he issued to media outlets before he killed his parents and then himself in Las Vegas last week.
Matthew Yan
A vacancy in Northbrook’s downtown area, due to the closure of Drumstix Market, is one the Village hopes will be filled both in a timely manner and by another restaurant.
Martin Carlino

A Northbrook man was arrested Tuesday, March 22, for the alleged criminal sexual assault of a girl under the age of 12. 

Yusuf Akyol, 40, of the 1100 block of Longmeadow Road, was charged for an incident that happened Dec. 19, 2015, according to court records. He was issued an order of no contact with the victim or family members, no contact with elementary or middle schools, and no travel without permission. 

The Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney approved Class 2 felony charges. If convicted, Akyol faces at least three years in prison.

22nd Century Media Staff

The North Suburban Special Education School District had much to celebrate at its Association of Parents and Staff’s 13th annual Best Practice Awards on April 15 at North Shore Academy in Highland Park.
Teachers and students from Northbrook Junior High School, Highland Park High School and Glenbrook South High School were recognized at the Best Practice Awards for promoting the inclusion of children with special needs into their schools’ programs.

Dayna Fields