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Man honored for work in Chicago neighborhood

A Friday morning get-together with a group of fellow Christian men changed Charles Lewis' life for years to come and the lives of thousands of Chicago residents forever. It was at... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale teen empowered in face of community threat

Hinsdale's Alexandra Collins was quite familiar with the Sterigenics industrial sterilization facility in Willowbrook when she learned about its decades of emitting ethylene oxide,... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

New hospital chief learned meaning of service from dad

Adam Maycock said the decisions his parents made about raising children have shaped his life in more ways than one. His mom stayed home for years with him and his two siblings,... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

College access motivates Hinsdale mom

A low-income background should not dissuade a young person from aiming for a high-level college education, Sally Guglielmo asserts. That belief inspired the Hinsdale resident two... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Writer enjoys connecting pieces of history

Author and historian John Horn compared his recounting of the Jerusalem Plank Road Operation of June 1964 to reconstructing a shattered piece of glass. The result of this long,... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

Teen promotes local heritage among her peers

Exploring antiquity has been a passion for Hinsdale's Sarah Jane Nicholson since not long after her own timeline began. Her American Girl dolls were more than just play props -... — Updated 8/12/2020

 

Doctor dedicates career to caring for the underserved

Suja Mathew's first encounter with Cook County Hospital, now known as John H. Stroger Hospital, wasn't as a physician or even as a medical student. It was as the daughter of a... — Updated 8/5/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Woman celebrates her century of living

Hinsdale's Helen Johnson may be on the verge of turning 100, but don't rush her. "I'm not there yet," quipped Johnson, who will reach the milestone Saturday. For her, one's level... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

Move to Hinsdale is a return home for Potempa

As associate vice president of facilities at Governors State University, Hinsdale resident John Potempa has a lot on his plate, not the least of which is the construction of a... — Updated 7/23/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale mom works to bring help to struggling families

The Willowbrook Corner program, run by The Community House, provides life-impacting academic and social support to youth and families in an underserved community about 10 minutes so... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

Cultural bonds form community of support for Patel

When Dina Patel's parents moved to the United States from western India in 1970, there was no cultural center or organization to help them connect with people who shared their cultu... — Updated 7/8/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

For McGonagle, TCH job 'part of who I've always been'

Several years ago a recent immigrant from China who had settled in the Hinsdale area with her family stopped into The Community House, looking for a way to connect with her new... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

Hinsdale teen turns love of fashion into business venture

New Hinsdale Central High School graduate Vivian Eck wants to turn her love of fashion into a career, and she's not waiting until after college to get started. "I realized I didn't... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Longtime resident muses on being a dad

Fatherhood arrived decades ago for Hinsdale's Bob Hinkle, 89. Dad to son Rob and daughter Kristin, Hinkle said the experience has been joyful - and fast. "One thing I've learned is... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

Hinsdale man takes deep dive in volunteer post

Growing up in South Carolina, Brian Kenney loved visiting the ocean and admiring its creatures. And while Chicago doesn't offer much of an ocean view, Kenney has found a way to... — Updated 6/10/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Law student champions the vulnerable

Aspiring lawyer Allison Lantero of Hinsdale cites her grandfather, a former judge in DuPage County, as her inspiration for pursuing a legal career. "My dream is to one day be a... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Unexpected final chapter to teacher's career

Donna Vorreyer never wanted to be anything but a teacher. "I was one of those kids who loved school," she said. "There was never a doubt in my mind that this is what I wanted to... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Seniors say class transcends COVID-19 setbacks

At the close of tonight's Hinsdale Central virtual graduation ceremony, members of the class of 2020 will move their tassels across their caps to symbolize their transition.... — Updated 5/21/2020

 

Program strengthens Hinsdale student's commitment to service

Volunteer work has always been part of Dot McCarthy's life. From preparing breakfast for guests at the PADS homeless shelter to raking leaves for senior neighbors, McCarthy said... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

New mom embraces the joys and struggles of parenting

Before returning to her native Hinsdale last October, Sarah London became a Manhattan mom with the July birth of son James Wyatt. Determined to be parents on the move, she and... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Woman helps newlyweds in tough time

When the mid-March wedding of a Trinity Presbyterian Church couple had to be postponed due to COVID-19, fellow congregant and Hinsdale resident Tyra Bone felt the planned bridal... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale man embraces Ramadan to feed his soul

Today, Hinsdale’s Aris Musabji and his family will join with Muslims around the world in observance of Ramadan, a month-long celebration marked by fasting, prayer and community.... — Updated 4/22/2020

 

Desire to help others blossoms in Hinsdale gardener

For Carol Burck, spring cleaning doesn't just mean washing windows and cleaning out closets. As a master gardener, the promise of warmer weather takes her outdoors. Burck has spent... — Updated 4/15/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Mom makes family time, others' needs her top priorities

This week the Rombergers were expecting to be sharing stories about their spring trip to Rome with friends, coworkers and Hinsdale neighbors. The trip, of course, didn't happen, tha... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Author, consultant is grateful for her hometown

A single sentence changed Colleen Bordeaux's view of the world and her own future. The lifelong Hinsdalean was a student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign when she... — Updated 4/1/2020

 

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