When Megan Murnyak and Phil Winter decided to meet at Farmhouse in Evanston for their first date in the summer of 2021, his lack of hair struck Murnyak as endearing. […]
On May 31, 1981, Kim Hager and Chris Siavelis were married at the VFW in Hillside, Illinois. She was 18 and he was 19. One year later, they were divorced. […]
“Neither one of us was in a hurry to get married,” explained Robby Feldman. The couple met through mutual friends in 2015, at a Halloween party hosted by Feldman and […]
Allie Payne and Clement Bell first met decades ago, as young teenagers. “He was the younger brother of some friends of mine,” Payne said. Although Payne and Bell are the […]
Although Katharine Friedrich and Christian Harkna grew up in the same Evanston neighborhood, went to the same high school and attended the same university, it wasn’t until after college that […]
Julia Freeman and Blaise Filippini met as juniors at Evanston Township High School, while they were both taking two of the same classes. But it was in Teresa Granito’s AP […]
When Evan McCarthy asked Emily Boylan out for their first date, her friends cautioned her against it. The two had met online, in what Boylan described as “the very modern […]
Maggie Krause and Connor Allen met as sophomores at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Both were enrolled in a required math class and formed a friendship over finite equations and computations.
Long before their first aquatic encounter in the winter of 2015, Tommy Keefe knew who Evan Swenson was. In the tight-knit North Shore swimming community, the 5-foot-11-inch All-American athlete from the University of Southern California was something of a celebrity. “She was a state champion,” Keefe said, “and she was fast. When you’re that good, everyone knows who you are.”
Peter Leinenweber and Kate Sefton met at Loyola Academy High School in 2013. It was in their junior year ethics class that they discovered there was a spark between them.