Northbrook resident and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg took the ice bucket challenge. The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
“Unlike some employees, I don’t get in trouble for dipping into Facebook at work. In fact, it’s part of my job.
So midafternoon Monday, my first day back at the office after a two-week vacation, I hop online, poke around and see what’s trending and, oh look, I’ve been tagged in a video. Let’s see what the video is: My older son and his pal Matthew, holding buckets, standing before the little fountain in downtown Northbrook, delivering a speech, in a sort of balled-fist, percussive manner not unlike those Monty Python characters with handkerchiefs knotted on their heads.
“Thank you Jacob Levin and Jacob Kahn for nominating us for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” my son begins. They then nominate a half dozen people: several classmates; Matthew Whipple, director of the Glenbrook Academy of International Studies, their alma mater; plus Elena Kagan (a running gag at their former school; she was also nominated for Homecoming Queen, sending students searching the hallways to inform her of the honor until a teacher explained that Kagan is a Supreme Court justice).”