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A pair of Glenview natives were selected on the final day of the MLB Draft.

Fitz Stadler — the Titans’ ace right-hander who just weeks ago helped lead Glenbrook South to a regional championship — and Luke Harrison — a 2011 GBS graduate who went on to pitch at Indiana University — were both drafted on June 11.

Stadler was chosen with the 953rd pick in the 32nd round by the Chicago Cubs, while Harrison went three rounds later with the 1,061st overall selection to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Alex Mayster
A dying father’s wish to see his daughter graduate from Glenbrook South High School became a reality on April 14 when Ricardo Hernandez, lying in his hospice care bed, was joined by numerous school officials and family members as Bryanna Hernandez received her official diploma.
Courtney Jacquin

After having one tenant for 40 years, the coveted southwest corner of Central and Wilmette avenues will have its second in 18 months.
Popular Glenview restaurant Valley Lodge will open its second location — Valley Lodge Tavern — by mid- to late-May, according to owner Bill Stavrou, who said the expansion was a long time coming.

Alex Mayster

The Glenview Police Department made three prostitution-related arrests Sept. 18-19.

Tesndayush Bold, 32, of Niles, was charged with prostitution after being arrested on Sept. 18 at Saukura Spa, 1208 Waukegan Road. Gangerel Luvsanchultem, 48, of Morton Grove, was arrested at the same location and charged with keeping a place of prostitution.

Luvsanchultem owns Sakura Spa at 1208 Waukegan Road, according to an online business directory. 

Danielle Tabor

Kyle Severson’s passion for pastoring began during childhood, when he would play church on the school playground, officiating “weddings” and “baptizing” classmates.   

“I felt some sort of call to ministry from a really young age,” he said. 

At the end of August, his childhood dream of ministry will be realized when he is officially ordained and installed as the newest pastor at St. Philip Lutheran Church in Glenview. What’s more, Severson will be the first openly gay and married pastor in the church’s history. 

Alex Mayster

A second Gusto Italiano Restaurant will soon be arriving on the North Shore.

The Gusto restaurant group recently agreed to purchase Wilmette’s Contadino, which closed its doors July 13. Gusto owner Andrew Karas plans to convert the rustic Italian restaurant into Gusto of Wilmette and hopes to open the restaurant by Sept. 1.

“It’s going to turn out to be a very nice location for us because the demand in that area,” Karas said. “We think it’s a win-win for both parties.”

Alex Mayster

It looks like downtown Glenview will have a craft brewery and tap room by the end of the year.

By a 7-0 unanimous vote, the Village Board approved an ordinance, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, that allows Ten Ninety Brewing Co. to establish a brewery and tap room at 1015 Waukegan Road.

Earlier this year, after holding public hearings, the Appearance Commission and the Plan Commission voted in favor of permitting Ten Ninety to operate at the Waukegan Road/Glenview Road location.

Alex Mayster
Signs of support for Luke Gregory have crept up everywhere in Glenview.
Chris Pullam
Moe Taleb has plenty of experience in the food business.
Chris Pullam

Glenview’s Middy Mags Pizzeria is not a cookie-cutter new restaurant. Look a little beneath the surface, and there are unique quirks to be found.

The wood planks used in the pizzeria’s front counter, waitress station, fountain-drink area and long tables are actually reclaimed barn wood from farms in Wisconsin.

Riley Simpson

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