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Although Glenview resident Franco Francese and his brother Vito have owned Mattone Restaurant and Bar in La Grange Park for nine years, they were always searching for a spot to open up something closer to home. 

Opportunity came knocking when a space became available to lease through the Glenview Park District, leading to the opening of Coarse Italian, a rustic Italian restaurant that serves lunch and dinner located at the Glenview Park Golf Club. The grand opening of the restaurant was June 17.

Megan Bernard

It may be far from a stop on Hollywood’s tour of celebrity homes, but Glencoe does have a claim to fame on Park Avenue.   

A Glencoe property that the Savage family, including actors Fred and Ben, once called home is for sale at 151 Park Ave. and Coldwell Banker has the details.

Fred Savage is known for his screen time on “The Wonder Years,” and Ben Savage also got his share of the small screen as Cory Matthews on ABC’s “Boy Meets World.”

Megan Bernard

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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John P. Williams, 19, of Waukegan, was arrested for improper display of license plate, no insurance, license not on person, resisting a peace officer, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia at 9:18 p.m. July 27 in the 1100 block of Sheridan Road. His court date is Aug. 23. 

In other police news:

July 30 

Megan Bernard
Andrew Leemputte, 22, of Glencoe, was arrested again June 25 after being identified as the intruder in a home burglary in Glencoe. The same man was recently charged after stealing a golf cart from Lake Shore Country Club and laptops from Lloyd Beach in Winnetka.
Megan Bernard

From Dyche Stadium to downtown Glencoe, Geoff Shein has taken his interest in health and fitness from the gridiron to the village. 

Shein, who currently lives in Barrington, owns and operates The Training Center (660 Vernon Ave.), which has been tucked away in a downtown Glencoe plaza for the past 15 years. Considering he got his first weight set when he was in grade school and went on to play football at Northwestern University, where he played linebacker after graduating from Deerfield High School, he’s clearly no newcomer to the weight room. 

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A nurse at Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview was arrested Wednesday afternoon after two patients at the hospital accused him of sexual assault, according to Glenview police.
Megan Bernard
Northbrook’s Village Board talked over the potential of bringing back an iconic aspect of the Village’s storied history during its Tuesday, Sept. 24 regular meeting, reports our sister paper, The Northbrook Tower.
Megan Bernard

A 77-year-old Glencoe man recently pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $400,000 from a fraternity at Northwestern University.

Peter Schellenbach, the former president of the Sigma Chi Home Association at the Evanston campus, was arraigned in Cook County Circuit Court for one Class 1 felony charge of theft between $100,000-$500,000, which is punishable by up to four to 15 years in prison, according to a June 13 statement from Attorney General Kwame Raoul.

Megan Bernard

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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