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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.
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.
A 53-year-old Wilmette man died after crashing into a construction site behind a “road closed” barricade on Tower Road in Winnetka early this morning, according to a release by the Winnetka Police Department.
Police and fire units responded to the scene after a passing motorist reported a crashed vehicle at 1:36 a.m. The single occupant, Douglas Pendry, was transported to Evanston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Sometimes, love stinks — just ask Spike about it.
Who’s Spike, you ask? Spike is the Chicago Botanic Garden’s 12-year-old titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) — commonly referred to as the corpse flower. For the first time in the Chicago area, the plant will bloom, providing a sensory experience, optical and olfactory, to visitors of the garden’s Semitropical Greenhouse. (The first documented titan arum blooming in the United States occurred in 1937 at the New York Botanical Garden.)