Catch 22 MKE Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:22:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Catch 22 MKE 32 32 5 takeaways from the Milwaukee Bucks’ first month Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:22:48 +0000

The Milwaukee Bucks are off to a great start, all things considered. With about a month of the 2022-23 NBA season under their belt, they own a 12-4 record and are just half a game behind the Boston Celtics (13-4) for the best record in the Eastern Conference. and the NBA.

After a fairly easy start, Milwaukee is in the midst of a tough series of games that will tell us a lot more about their team. In the meantime, here are five takeaways from the first month of basketball and what it means.

Wounds, wounds and wounds

Prior to Monday night’s games, the Bucks had the second most games missed by injured players at 67. This list includes but is not limited to: Grayson Allen (2), Giannis Antetokounmpo (3), Wesley Matthews (3), Jrue Holiday (4), Pat Connaughton (15), Joe Ingles (16) and Khris Middleton (16). Each of these players plans to be key members of the rotation when everyone is fully healthy (if that’s the case).

The good news is that Milwaukee’s health is headed in the right direction. Antetokounmpo and Holiday returned from less serious injuries. Connaughton made its season debut on Monday. Matthews is off injury report ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Bulls. Middleton has been training with the herd again this week and his return seems imminent.

Offensive woes

The Bucks’ biggest weakness this season has been their inability to put the ball in the basket. You know, one of the main goals of the game. According to Cleaning the Glass, they’re scoring just 111.2 points per 100 possessions, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their three-point percentage has dropped to 19th after placing in the top eight in each of the past two seasons. They also continue to struggle in the half court.

From a glass-half-full perspective, the Bucks will improve those numbers significantly once they recover the plethora of players from injuries. Middleton will be key as the tough express driver. Connaughton will help with the three-point percentage. It’s still incredible that the Bucks have been able to win 75% of their games so far with an offense that ranks in the bottom third.

Promising role players

While injuries continue to be the theme, the production Mike Budenholzer has gotten from the cast has been nothing short of amazing.

Jevon Carter looks like an absolute steal from the Brooklyn Nets a season ago. He still plays with the same fiery defense he always had – his will and ability to pressure ball carriers 90 feet from the basket is still annoying. Only now has he added offensive punch to his game. He’s shooting 39.1 percent from downtown on a career-high four three-point attempts per game, his assist percentage is a career high and he creates his own shot more than ever before.

MarJon Beauchamp had some promising times as a rookie. He’s a willful defender with long arms that can quickly cut through passing and driving lanes. He is still very raw offensively, but has flashed some very good games. Watch out if Milwaukee can continue to develop players to accommodate its ever-increasing rotation.

Defensive adjustments

Much has already been said about the Bucks’ defensive tweaks that have thrust them back into the conversation about the best defenses in the league. Milwaukee continues to have the best defense and does so by playing solid, if unspectacular, defense. They don’t force a lot of turnovers or wreak havoc. They simply force a team to be disciplined over and over again and to hit hard, contested shots. It’s easier said than done.

With help from defenders staying at home on drives and ball screens, you’d think opponents would be more likely to get shots around the paint. WRONG! Milwaukee always does a terrific job of stopping shots at the rim AND they’ve kind of stopped teams from hoisting all three as well – they rank in the top four in shots preventing from both of those places. This funnels teams into the midrange where they hoist nearly 40% of all their shot attempts. Critics are angry with Budenholzer for not implementing this strategy sooner. I say, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.

Lopez Creek Peak

Lopez was the catalyst for the Bucks’ defensive resurgence. His level of play is incredible for everyone, even for a 34-year-old center who had major back surgery last year. Budenholzer constantly asks him to play on an island in the pick-and-roll, necessary to prevent both the ball-handler and the roll-man from getting a clean shot. Miraculously, he succeeds more than he fails.

With Lopez on the field, the Bucks’ defensive rating improves by 10.6 points, ranking in the 92nd percentile. He gobbles up shots on the rim, leading the NBA in total blocks and shots defended. He is everywhere ! The sky is the limit for this unit if the man in the middle can stay healthy.

Gophers prepare for Wisconsin after tough loss to Iowa Wed, 23 Nov 2022 03:34:26 +0000

The PJ Fleck Show continues on Fox 9 and this week we’re talking rivalries and Thanksgiving as the 2022 regular season comes to an end.

The Gophers fell to 7-4 after a tough 13-10 loss to Iowa in the battle for Floyd of Rosedale at Huntington Bank Stadium. On the senior day for Minnesota, Mo Ibrahim had 39 carries for 263 yards and a touchdown, but also had an unfortunate fumble on Iowa’s 9-yard line with five minutes left.

Minnesota got the ball back right away, but Athan Kaliakmanis had a pass for Lemeke Brockington broken up and intercepted by Jack Campbell in Hawkeyes territory. This set up the winning final basket for Iowa. It was the Hawkeyes’ eighth straight win over Minnesota, as Fleck fell to 0-6 against Iowa.

This week, Coach Fleck joins Pierre Noujaim, Gophers analyst Ron Johnson and KFAN sideline reporter Justin Gaard to talk about the loss and prepare for another rivalry game against Wisconsin. The Gophers and Badgers kick off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN, as Minnesota seeks its second straight victory over Wisconsin and its third in the last five years. In 2021, the Gophers beat the Badgers 23-13.

Additionally, offensive lineman Chuck Filiaga joins the show to talk about his senior season with the Gophers. Fleck and the team also talk about the team’s annual on-campus Turkey Giveaway competition for families in need.

Watch the video for this week’s full episode of the PJ Fleck Show! After facing the Badgers, the Gophers have to wait to find out their bowl destination.

]]> Purdue Set No. 24 for Phil Knight Legacy in Portland Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:18:39 +0000

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• Purdue returns to the Pacific Northwest for the first time since March 2010 when it travels to Portland for the elite Phil Knight Legacy. Purdue played in the 2009 (Portland) and 2010 (Spokane) NCAA Tournaments in the Northwest, qualifying for the Sweet 16 in both seasons.
• Purdue will face their second consecutive top-70 team (KenPom) after beating Marquette 75-70 on 15 November. in Tallahassee, then Minnesota and Nebraska in his first two Big Ten games with Hofstra sandwiched between those two Big Ten games.
• The Boilermakers are aiming for a second straight 4-0 start after last year’s team opened the year 8-0 while climbing to first place nationally in the AP poll in early December. The last time Purdue started 4-0 in consecutive seasons was in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
• Purdue are seeking their second straight tournament title after winning the Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic last November with victories over North Carolina and Villanova. Purdue is 22-6 in FeastWeek tournaments since the 2014-15 season.
• Purdue entered the AP Top 25 poll this week, ranking 24th. The Boilermakers have been ranked in at least one AP Top 25 poll in eight consecutive years, the longest streak in school history (the previous long streak was four years twice) and the 10th longest streak in America .
• The Boilermakers have won 10 consecutive games in November, their last loss coming on November 26, 2020 against Clemson (81-70). The average margin of victory in the nine games is 25.3 points per game, with seven of the wins being at least 19 points.
• Purdue has also won 16 consecutive non-conference regular season games, dating to a loss on December 8, 2020 in Miami, Florida (58-54).
• Purdue’s freshman class is averaging 26.7 points (36.0% points) and 10.3 rebounds per game in the first two games.
• Nationally, Purdue ranks 17th in 3-point defense percentage (.231), 19th in rebound margin (+11.3), 19th in blocked shots (6.0), 21st in field goal defense percentage (.351), 26th in scoring defense (55.7) and 37th in fewer turnovers per game (10.3).
Braden Smith was named Big Ten Rookie of the Week after scoring 20 points with three assists and two rebounds against Marquette.
• Individually in the national rankings, Zach Edey is first in offensive rebounds per game (6.0), 2nd in double-doubles (3), 3rd in rebounds per game (13.7), 8th in blocks per game (3.3), 33rd in points per game ( 20.7) and 41st in field goal percentage (.649).
Zach Edey is one of two players nationally to average 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. He is the only one to add three blocks per game.
• Purdue have won 40 consecutive games by scoring 80 or more points (last loss: December 15, 2018 against Notre Dame, 88-80).
• Purdue is 139-15 when winning both spin and rebound battles. Purdue was +10 in turnovers and +18 in rebound against Milwaukee.
matte painter needs 13 wins overall to become the fifth coach in Big Ten history with 400 wins at a conference school (Bob Knight, Tom Izzo, Gene Keady, Lou Henson).
• With the sellout against Marquette, Purdue has had one home sellout in 44 consecutive games. The last non-sellout came on January 3, 2019 against Iowa. There are only two games left on the schedule (New Orleans on December 21; Florida A&M on December 29).
• The Boilermakers own an all-time record of 1,887-1,054 (.642), tied for 11th with Arizona on the NCAA basketball winning list. The winning percentage of 64.1 is tied for 14th all-time.
• Purdue is in the hunt for its 25th Big Ten championship, having won two of the last six regular season titles (2017, 2019). The Boilermakers are the all-time leader in the Big Ten regular-season championships, two ahead of rival Indiana (22).
• Purdue has played in seven consecutive NCAA tournaments, the sixth-longest streak in the country. Purdue has accounted for four of the Big Ten’s 11 Sweet 16 appearances since the 2016-17 season.
• Purdue has 10 players this season with a record of at least 6-6, the most in school history. Purdue’s average height of its scholarship players is 6-7 1/4.

Holiday Hours at Milwaukee Area Malls Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:35:01 +0000 The biggest shopping day of the year is coming this week. We’ve checked with some area malls to find out what their holiday hours will be the rest of the year: Bayshore: Thanksgiving: Closed Black Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Day : Closed New Year’s Eve: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brookfield Square: Thanksgiving: Closed Black Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Day: Closed New Years: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets: Black Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed New Years: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Southridge Mall: Thanksgiving: Closed Black Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. **Shops and restaurants opening hours may differ.

The biggest shopping day of the year is coming this week.

We’ve checked with some malls in the area to find out what their holiday hours will be the rest of the year:


Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Brookfield Square:

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Johnson Creek Premium Outlets:

Black Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mayfair Shopping Centre:

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pleasant Prairie Outlets:

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Southridge Shopping Centre:

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

**Shop and restaurant opening hours may differ.

Milwaukee Transgender Remembrance Day: ‘We deserve to thrive’ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 02:09:07 +0000

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, or TDOR, Milwaukee’s LGBTQ community remembered the transgender people killed in the past year. TDOR was Sunday, November 20, the same day five people were killed at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs in a massacre that left at least 25 injured.

Outside the Milwaukee “This is It” bar, there was only one small sign letting people know an event was going on, because they know every decoration can make it a target.

“We’re struggling here,” said Akari Wilder, Diverse and Resilient Transgender Outreach Coordinator. “People aren’t there for us like they should be, and that’s disheartening.”

Diverse & Resilient helped organize the TDOR event. They added safety measures, like not allowing large bags, after the shooting at an LGBTQ bar in Colorado Springs.

“It’s not far from us, is it? It’s real. Pulse is real,” Wilder said. “All of these situations are very real, and it really makes you think.”

In the end, the group decided not to cancel the event because this day was about them: the 32 transgender people killed so far in 2022.

Brazil Johnson, Regina “Mya” Allen

The Human Rights Campaign tracks transgender deaths across America. The majority are women of color, including Brazil Johnson and Mya Allen in Milwaukee.

“Honestly, this has been like one of my worst nightmares,” said Elle Halo, founder of Trance-Consulting.

Halo said it’s been a tough year for the transgender community.

“When trans women are killed, they are often misinterpreted,” Halo said. “They are often named dead, sometimes never identified at all.”

On Sunday, they said the names of Mya Allen and Brazil Johnson out loud.

They said what the community can do is simple: treat them with respect.

“We deserve to thrive,” Wilder said. “We don’t just deserve to exist. We deserve to thrive. We deserve to have love.”

Clayton Hubbird is charged with Allen’s death. There have been no arrests related to Johnson’s death.

A $28,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest.

]]> Wisconsin restaurant serves one of the best Thanksgiving dinners in the United States Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:26:08 +0000

Who said you had to cook your own Thanksgiving dinner? We certainly do not subscribe to this idea. Preparing a Thanksgiving meal takes hours of hard work and patience, and not everyone has time for all that. If you’re one of those people, we suggest you try the best restaurant in Wisconsin to celebrate Turkey Day.

Tasting table recently created a list of the best restaurants in America serving Thanksgiving dinner this year and paid tribute to Serbian Gourmet in Old Town Milwaukee. Here’s what they had to say about it:

“While Milwaukee is a city known for its German heritage, it also has a large Serbian community and boasts several restaurants offering this underrated cuisine. One of those restaurants, Old Town Serbian Gourmet, will be open on Thanksgiving Day between 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. You can thus, if you wish, compose a festive meal from Serbian sausages called ćevapi, grilled pork shishkabob called raznjici, or pastries stuffed with meat and/or cheese called burek on the holiday, however, chefs have added several Thanksgiving specials to the menu.”

Traveling this holiday season? Check out the full list of the best American restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving from Tasting table.

The Skylight Theater brings the magic of Disney to Milwaukee Thu, 17 Nov 2022 19:23:44 +0000

This weekend, the Skylight Music Theater in the Third Ward opens happy holidays. As this warm, dazzling, picture-perfect holiday spectacle makes its Midwest debut, the Skylight Theater becomes the second theater in the world to bring this Disney show to the stage. Made with the talented eye of Skylight’s Michael Unger, the production is totally unique to Milwaukee and a must-see for anyone looking for a night of Disney classics and family fun.

The process of bringing happy holidays to the scene was a collaboration between Skylight and Disney Corporation. “I’ve known my friend, the prolific writer and actress Sandy Rustin for many years,” says Unger. “She and I were talking about all the wonderful material she creates, and she mentioned a Disney gig she worked on that only had one production at the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Disney and Sandy were working on a version they could fire that didn’t require Disney Broadway performers, and Skylight is lucky enough to premiere that version.

The historic beauty and warm, inviting atmosphere of the Skylight Music Theater make it the perfect place to host this production. “When you walk into the Cabot Theatre, you’re awestruck by the sheer beauty of the room. I certainly had that reaction when I first walked in. The Cabot surrounds his audience with an extremely warm embrace,” says Unger. “The set, designed by Ken Martin, provides as much warmth on stage as the architecture of the theater itself. They mix very well.

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The show features many of Disney’s greatest hits, in addition to ideas suggested to Disney by Unger himself. “We also got permission from Disney to add young performers to the show. I really love working with children and it was a joy to adjust the show for a unique Skylight treatment. And, for me, that opens up experience to a very exciting home environment,” says Unger. “Working with these amazing singers was another highlight. There’s so much warmth and camaraderie in the room. It was a delightful time. phenomenally talented adult performers for whom this show is a perfect fit.

The production of the show was a collaborative effort between Unger and playwright Rustin. The joyful task of creating a show to simultaneously celebrate the holiday season and Disney’s incredible canon of Broadway show tunes was an opportunity I jumped at,” Rustin says. “Once we understood how the arc of the show would unfold, we were able to carefully craft the ins and outs of each familiar tune to create a cohesive, quirky, concert-like evening filled with Disney magic and holiday cheer.”

With Disney songs The beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mary Poppins, News and many more, the show will delight all fans with a world of Disney magic. “The focus is on families and friends, regardless of whether the holiday is celebrated or not,” says Unger. The goal is to share the joy, emotion and fun inspired by the amazing Disney songs we know and love.

As the second theater in the world to present the show, Unger, Rustin and everyone involved in the production are experiencing the thrill of creating a Disney show and making it unique at Skylight. “This holiday season, no other theater in the world is putting on this show,” says Unger. “I truly enjoy providing Skylight audiences with experiences that can only happen at Skylight.” Adds Rustin, “Being able to celebrate the Midwest premiere at the Skylight Music Theater is especially great.”

happy holidays will take place at the Skylight Music Theater, 158 N. Broadway, from November 18 to December 31. For tickets and more information, visit

10 Reasons We Love Wisconsin in Winter Thu, 17 Nov 2022 05:57:00 +0000

Just because the temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate in Wisconsin. We’re about to enjoy the best months of fun in America’s Dairyland IF you know where to go.

If you enjoy outdoor activities and don’t mind the cold or if staying indoors where the weather is nice and warm is quicker, then Wisconsin is the only state you need to be.

Here are 10 activities in the Badger State that we LOVE when the winter weather rolls around:

1. Indoor water slides in the water park capital of the world

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Kyle Pallo on YouTube

2. Ice skating in Madison at The Edgewater.

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TravelWI via YouTube

3. Watch a Milwaukee Bucks game.

4. Explore nearly 3,000 miles of snowshoe trails.

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Discover Wisconsin via YouTube

5. Intertubing on the Rudy Lange Sledding Hill in Delavan, WI.

6. Ice Fishing on Lake Mendota in Madison

Ice fishing

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7. Shopping at the Milwaukee Public Market.

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Sevgi Ceto Kitchen USA via YouTube

8. Winterfest Sled Dog Race in Merrill, Wisconsin (January).

Alaskan husky sled dogs in action in a snowy arctic forest in winter.


9. Have a drink at a Door County winery.

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Door County Browser via YouTube

10. Ice castles in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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Plane with 53 dogs on board crashes into usually busy Wisconsin golf course: ‘It could have been bad’ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:00:27 +0000

DELAFIELD, Wis. – A plane carrying three people and more than 50 dogs crashed on the course of Western Lakes Golf Club in this town about 30 minutes west of Milwaukee on Tuesday morning.

Lake Country Fire & Rescue responded to the call of a downed plane around 9:04 a.m., according to Deputy Chief Matthew Haerter. The first unit arrived five minutes later to find a twin-engine aircraft at the third hole as heavy snowfall hit the area. The course is at W287 N1963 Oakton Road.

Club general manager Jason Hoelz told the Journal Sentinel that a few staff were doing maintenance on the course a few hundred yards away when they heard and saw the plane descend.

“I was in a building here and didn’t hear anything, but there were a few employees working the course who heard this plane descend and saw it hit the fifth green, crash between two trees, ( cross) a swamp and another 100 feet across the fairway from the second hole and onto the third hole, where he uprooted another tree and came to a stop,” Hoelz said. “Altogether he skidded a few hundred meters.”

The plane’s wings reportedly separated on the fifth hole where it initially hit the ground, causing fuel to spill into the plane on the course and part of a swampy body of water. The aircraft can hold up to 300 gallons of jet fuel. It is not known at this time how many spills or the impact it had on the wetland.

“I’m just happy that we were able to help in any way we could and happy that we were there quickly and were able to provide assistance,” Hoelz said.

The plane reportedly flew from New Orleans to Waukesha to deliver 53 dogs to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha. Three adults were also on the plane and were assessed and treated at the scene before being taken to a local trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Immediately after the crash, Hoelz said his staff sprang into action. They removed the three passengers from the plane and also herded the dogs into their crates. Some crates were damaged, but staff were able to round up the dogs and all were brought to the maintenance building until HAWS arrived.

Some of the 53 dogs suffered minor injuries like “bumps and scrapes which will be monitored over the next few days but should be good to go and ready for adoption as scheduled,” according to HAWS Director of Organizational Development Maggie. Tate-Techtmann. .

Because HAWS was preparing to receive the dogs at the Waukesha County airport, they were there quickly to pick them up and care for them on the spot before processing them at HAWS.

Twenty dogs remain at HAWS while the rest have been sent to other shelters as planned.

“All are doing remarkably well,” Tate-Techtmann told the Journal Sentinel. “We are very grateful to the staff at Western Lakes Golf Club who have been wonderful to work with and for the emergency response teams in Waukesha and for our team and how they responded. Everyone pivoted so well. I tell them all the time to be prepared for the unexpected, and the team did an amazing job meeting the needs of these dogs today. Some have already been out having fun in the snow and are on their way to finding their forever home.

The Department of Natural Resources and the Waukesha County Hazmat are on the scene to assess the extent of the fuel spill, as it involves a wetland. No further information was available as of Tuesday morning on the extent of the spill, but there is not believed to be a danger to the community at this time. Hoelz said the DNR is evaluating what reclamation efforts may be needed for the wetland.

Additionally, Haerter praised the efforts of golf club staff who reported the crash and assisted aircraft passengers and first responders upon arrival.

It is not known what caused the plane to crash. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

The damage is still being assessed by the club. It is believed that damage was caused to the fifth green, second fairway and other parts of the course. However, Hoelz said if the weather turns nice again, the club will likely reopen again this season.

“There were over 200 golfers here last Thursday,” Hoelz said. “A week ago it allegedly crashed into golf holes that people were playing on. It could have been bad.

Additionally, HAWS has started a fundraiser for “at-risk adoptable dogs from southern shelters.” Tate-Techtmann said all funds will go towards treating injuries and caring for the dogs while at the shelter.

“All animals have been triaged at HAWS by staff veterinarians. Some stay at HAWS while others have gone to our partner shelters. All should be up for adoption as scheduled within the next few days,” according to the fundraiser message.

Fundraising can be found here.

Drew Dawson can be reached at or 262-289-1324.


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New Libertyville restaurant makes a parent’s dream come true Tue, 15 Nov 2022 20:01:07 +0000

Singh’s Kitchen, soon to be the newest entry to Libertyville’s restaurant scene, is the realization of a dream that faded years ago.

Offering Indian dishes from traditional recipes served in a familiar style, the restaurant’s planned opening in downtown Libertyville in early December wraps up nearly a year of logistics and construction.

Founder Anmol Chandock described the new venture as “a little Indian, a little American”.

“I was thrilled to revive my parents’ legacy while creating a new one that includes the culture I assimilated into as a first-generation American Indian,” he said.

The offerings will include a variety of traditional flavors available à la Chipotle, where customers can create their own dishes.

“I want (customers) to be able to try a bunch of different flavors. I want it to be a place where people can eat everyday and not feel guilty,” he said.

“We’ll have the chef’s favorite dishes, but you’ll have the option of creating your own bowl – a broad experience of what Indian cuisine has to offer,” Chandock added.

Wraps, bowls, tacos, salads and plates will start with a rice base combined with Bombay or fried chicken, Shawarma steak, bay prawns or tofu with a choice of toppings including pickled onions, Anmol cheese or chana (chickpeas). Singh’s wings and loaded fries are also on the menu.


Chandock was born and raised in Bombay (now Mumbai), where his father owned four restaurants and three catering businesses. The environment was steeped in the aromas and flavors of age-old recipes, he said.

The family moved to the United States in 2002 and settled in Vernon Hills.

Chandock studied to be a chiropractor and practices in Libertyville.

Her father worked at the former Peacock Indian Restaurant in Vernon Hills and her mother at a packing plant. But unfamiliar with the culture, her parents’ dream of being restaurateurs in the United States faded away trying to support the family, Chandock said.

With an affinity for food and his Punjabi heritage intact, he began to consider ways to rekindle his parents’ dream in a new way.

“With the support of my parents and my wife, our vision is to provide diners with fast and healthy Indian cuisine in an upbeat and enjoyable environment,” he said.

He began exploring locations along Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville, as well as Wheeling, Lincolnshire, and Vernon Hills. But that was about a year before the COVID-19 pandemic.

When a storefront became available on Milwaukee Avenue about a year ago, Chandock took the plunge, thinking this one-of-a-kind family restaurant would fit in well among the eclectic variety of unique offerings that have become the hallmark. factory in the region.

“We spend so much time in downtown Libertyville,” he said. “It would be a great opportunity that we didn’t want to pass up.”

He expanded the idea and adjusted the plans when nearby space suddenly became available.

Chandock explained that Singh in Punjabi means lion.

“We approached the flavors incorporated into our menu at Singh’s Kitchen with the same level of ferocity as the lions we choose to represent our culture,” he said.