All ears — One young lady, and her identical triplet sisters, went from a taste of their dad’s ear of corn to their very own quickly on Sunday. The girls, along with hundreds of others, attended the Fresh Fest Farmers Market held by the new Edward-Elmhurst Health Center in Hinsdale. There was plenty of free food and games for the crowds to enjoy. The $18 million, three-floor, 33,000-squarefoot facility was open for tours and then opened for patients on Monday. (Jim Slonoff photo)
Local sailor ready again for island run
In 2005, Hinsdale’s Alan Haag was asked by fellow members of the Chicago Yacht Club to join his first Race to Mackinac crew. Trouble was, Haag was a power boater, not a sailor.
“In order to be part of the crew, I raced every Wednesday night in what they call beer-can racing. I didn’t really know how much I didn’t know until I started racing. You get in a racing program and you learn all the finer points,” he said.
Tomorrow, Haag will set off on his sixth “Mac” race as one of eight crew members on board Endless Summer ... read more