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Village President Bertram Pollak (far left on podium) joins, among others, American Legion Post 791 Commander Howard Strauss (center) and Chaplin Erwin Schaer (far right) in saluting the flag during Northbrook’s Memorial Day ceremony in 1958. Photo Submitted
Dan Kaye, Northbrook Historical Society
4:13 am CDT April 23, 2019

When winter fades, local elections spring into the spotlight across the nation, and new faces also often assume leadership roles in various volunteer groups and organizations. Northbrook recently went through another round of its own municipal voting, and that makes it an appropriate time to look back at the many contributions of the man known as “Northbrook’s First Citizen.”