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Are We 'On' or 'In' the North Shore?

One letter has sparked a heated debate between two Patch editors, and we need our readers to settle this once and for all.

Joanna Schneider, editor of Glenview Patch, recently noticed that Stan Golovchuk, editor of Northbrook Patch, was writing "in the North Shore" when referring to local news. She pointed this out to him and advised he use "on" instead.

She insists this the appropriate attribution, and a few of their colleagues seem to agree. 

Golovchuk did not appreciate the advice, not one bit. A fight broke out — words were said, pans were thrown and still no clear winner emerged from the debate. 

Both sides made some strong points. 

"Towns such as Northbrook and Glenview, which consider themselves part of the North Shore, are not along the lake," Golovchuk said. "Therefore, they wouldn't be on the Shore, they're in it. It being a region. C'mon people." 

Schneider took a polar opposite position. 

"Blah blah blah, nag nag nag," she said. "On the North Shore, c'mon people."

It was eventually clear that the decision should be left to a vote — a vote by the people who live in the hotly contested area. So whether you're on, in, or from the North Shore, tell us what you think so we can finally settle this and get back to work. 

The poll runs until 12 p.m. Friday, so if you're going to vote, campaign or make donations to either camp, do it quick. 

Full disclosure: The winner of this debate will receive a tiara from the loser. Also, Joanna Schneider doesn't talk like that. 

Alanna Gordon August 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Hi, Rich, I agree! Also, Evanston is definitely on the North Shore.
Stan Golovchuk August 16, 2012 at 02:54 AM
What if they don't have purple gems? What if they only have yellow gems? Also, any preference on the a gold vs. silver tiara?
Joanna Schneider August 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM
@Stan, I look best in gold but silver will do just fine. Yellow gems would be acceptable, though my first choice is always purple. Happy tiara shopping!
Dr. Jennifer La Civita August 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Have to say, reading all these comments has been amusing and fun - nice to know that plenty of people "on" the North Shore have a sense of humor. Quite frankly, Glenview (where I live) is really nowhere near the north shore/North Shore so I never say "on" or "in" at all. I say that I live "in" The Glen, so that way, I avoid the situation all together. Of course, technically, I guess I could say that I live and work "on" the Glen because... ok, ok, time to go to work! I wish all of you a wonderful day! Whether we live "in" or "on," "near" or "at" it has been fun. Sending you all peace and good things! Happy Day- Dr. Jennifer La Civita
Broucka Sarnoff August 17, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I thought bring on"the shore" means a location near to a body of water. Maybe some people think that it is irrelevant how many miles the location is from the body of water. Depending on your definition, the location of the former Cabrini-Green housing projects could be considered the Gold Coast. (Sure, would Anyone else like top stretch the facts?) Broucka Sarnoff

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