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The partners behind Vernon Avenue’s newest restaurant are banking on the old saying that the third time’s a charm.
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Four local men — two confirmed New Trier graduates — drowned Sunday, Jan. 3, in an early morning canoe accident on Mill Lake in East Troy in Walworth County, Wisconsin. 

According to authorities, the four men ranged from 20-23 years old. Two bodies were recovered from the lake Sunday evening and were identified as Lanny Patrick Sack, 20, and Christopher McQuillen, 21. A third body was recovered Monday, identified as Mori Weinstein, 21. 

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In a town with an appetite for new culinary options, residents can say ciao to the newest arrival. 

Filling in the spot vacated by Dewey’s, which closed earlier this year, is Cibo Trattoria, to be opened by equal partners Rick Raschillo, of Glenview, and Steven Santiccioli and Tim Cribb, both of Glencoe. The new restaurant will likely open by the end of May or the first week of June. 

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Bob and Christine Davis brought their family on Thursday, July 9, to one of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Mandala South Asian Performing Arts program to expose them to music from around the world. Their daughter Isabelle, 5, wasted no time getting in on the action.

“We want to expose our children to different types of music,” said her dad, Bob. “She likes to dance but we had no idea how much she would enjoy this program.”

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Glencoe is known for many things in the world of the arts — sketch comedy panache should be right near the top of the list. 

Henry Melcher, a 2007 New Trier graduate, and his sketch comedy group Golden Baby (featuring two other New Trier grads) will headline the 14th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival Jan. 8-18 at Stage 773 in Chicago. The festival has grown over the years, drawing comedic acts from all over the country, yet another testament to the Second City’s claim to the top spot in the nation’s comedic consciousness. 

Christa Rooks

At one point, the recruiting process seemed scary, but you wouldn’t be able to tell Katia Novi felt that way when talking to her now. 

Novi, a Loyola Academy sophomore, verbally committed to play soccer at Southern Methodist University on Oct. 25, 2014. It’s the next step in a journey that began when she was 3, playing AYSO in Glenview. 

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All love is equal — it’s an immutable thing, transcending measly comparisons. This isn’t the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors vs. the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls — there aren’t numbers to compare, analytics to be mined. Love is love.
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When a diner visits Glencoe’s Cibo Trattoria, Executive Chef Rick Raschillo wants him or her to feel like they’re eating at a downtown Chicago establishment — like Siena Tavern, for example, one his favorite spots in the city. 

Raschillo, who joked that he’s “test marketed” food ideas with his four children for 15 years, said restaurants like Siena Tavern provided some of the inspiration for Glencoe’s newest restaurant. 

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Glencoe Public Safety police and fire units responded to a report of a male subject who had fallen off a bridge in the 500 block of Sheridan Road at approximately 10 a.m. Friday. According to a press release from the Glencoe Department of Public Safety, responding officers located the unresponsive victim on the floor of the ravine with severe injuries. With the assistance of the Northfield Fire Department, the victim was rescued and transported to Evanston Hospital. The victim did not survive his injuries.   

Danielle Tabor

The beginning of New Trier’s season has been a tale of two starts. 

In Week 1 against York, the Trevians started with a three-and-out and allowed a York touchdown on the ensuing possession. In Week 2, the Trevs embarked on a 13-play, 76-yard odyssey to start the game, capped by a five-yard touchdown plunge by junior power back Max Rosenthal. 

As a team built on a power football identity, when asked about the opening drive, Rosenthal smiled. 

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