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Last updated 11/20/2019 at 5:33pm | View PDF


Owners Maher Rahman and Diana Mucci Rahman are celebrating Mucci di Firenze’s one year anniversary this month.

After 25 years in Italy, the family opened their first U.S. boutique in Hinsdale last holiday season.

“In a world of mass-produced, fast fashion that compromises quality for quantity, we decided it was time to bring one-of-a-kind, timeless yet affordable luxury fashion to customers across the US, starting in Hinsdale,” they stated in a press release.

Mucci di Firenze carries men’s and women’s custom leather jackets, shearling coats, handbags, briefcases, silk scarves and more from Florence, Italy.


Amita Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale was one of 10 Amita hospitals that have been awarded “A” grades for the fall 2019 release from The Leapfrog Group, the top safety grade awarded for performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, infections and other patient harm.

By earning “A” grades in Leapfrog’s biannual safety grade study, the hospitals rank among the safest in the nation.

The Amita hospitals were among 877 nationwide to earn the top score.

“The safety of our patients is always our top priority,” said Dr. Stuart Marcus, Amita Health executive vice president and chief clinical officer. “We appreciate the trust our patients put in us. The fall 2019 Leapfrog safety grades demonstrate the strong commitment of our physicians, nurses and associates in making certain we’re providing the safest, highest-quality care every day.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute care hospitals twice per year.


John Ochoa of Hinsdale, chairman and CEO of FGM Architects, received the 2019 Gold Medal Award from AIA Illinois at a gala ceremony at the Morton Arboretum Oct. 17.

The Gold Medal is the highest honor for outstanding lifetime service by an AIA-IL member. It recognizes Ochoa’s professional achievements and contributions to the field of architecture.

“Helping my clients achieve their visions is what inspires me,” Ochoa said when accepting the award.

Ochoa received a bachelor’s in architecture with high honors from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 1978 and joined FGM Architects in 1986. He has served as project manager, designer, principal in charge, managing director, president (1999) and now chairman/CEO (2018) of the firm, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2020.

Under Ochoa’s leadership, FGM Architects has received more than 100 design awards from peers and professional organizations and has been recognized as Firm of the Year (AIA Northeast Illinois, 2018) among many other distinctions.

Ochoa has served as a director (2001-04) and board president (2005) of AIA Northeast Illinois. He has also led the Lake Michigan Post of the Society of Military Engineers, served as president of the University of Illinois-Chicago Architecture Alumni Association and been a board member of the University of Illinois Alumni Alliance. Ochoa founded the FGM/Susan Nealey Endowed Scholarship at the UIC School of Architecture.

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At the grass roots level, Ochoa served as vice chairman of the Hinsdale Zoning Appeals Board from 2006-11. Currently he is active on a special facilities committee for Hinsdale High School District 86.

AIA Illinois is the state component of the American Institute for Architects, representing more than 4,000 architects and architectural interns on issues of statewide importance to the public and the profession.


The Joint Commission surprised Wellness House Wednesday with a $5,130 donation earlir this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The amount exceeded the goal of $3,000, last year’s total.

The Joint Commission is a nonprofit organization based in Oakbrook Terrace that accredits and certifies health care organizations. This was the agency’s second annual fundraising campaign for Wellness House.


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