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Glenbrook South Library Instructional Assistant Joanne Kennedy passed away Tuesday, May 2, at Glenbrook Hospital after experiencing a medical emergency just prior to the start of the school day.
Chris Pullam

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
Signs of support for Luke Gregory have crept up everywhere in Glenview.
Chris Pullam

A one-vehicle car crash in Morton Grove early Saturday morning claimed the life of a 16-year-old Glenview boy. 

Morton Grove police responded at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, May 19, to a crash at Dempster Street and Waukegan Road after a car reportedly struck a support pole. 

The driver of the car, Jun Yang, 16, of Glenview, was transported to an area hospital where he was soon prounounced dead, according to Morton Grove police. 

A passenger of the vehicle, police said, was hospitalized but later released. 

22nd Century Media Staff

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

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
Maintaining a “hot moms list,” telling a player he would kick her in the vagina and constantly commenting on players’ attractiveness are just some of the accusations made against former Loyola Academy girls soccer coach Craig Snower.
Michal Dwojak

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

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