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Last updated 12/11/2019 at 4:39pm | View PDF

Hinsdale Meadows wins awards

Hinsdale Meadows received a total of seven awards for design, innovation and interior design at the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago’s 47th Annual Key Awards Nov. 6 in Chicago.

Hinsdale Meadows, a new community of 64 duplex villa townhomes and cluster single family homes, located at the corner of 55th and County Line Road, earned the top award — the Crystal Key — given by the association for “best of the best” in innovation and creativity for its Torrington single family semi-custom home. In addition, the community earned two Platinum Keys and four Gold Keys for outstanding design: single family semi-custom home and multi-family townhomes, and excellence in interior design: single family home and multi-family townhomes.

Hinsdale Meadows, developed by affiliates of Edward R. James Companies of Glenview, was re-launched in 2017, following a re-zoning and re-positioning of the community to offer first-floor, “maintenance-free” living for residents seeking to downsize and/or upgrade into a new home with modern layouts, finishes and features.

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Two Hinsdale students were among the summer 2019 graduates at the University of Kansas.

Nicholas Andersen earned a bachelor’s in business and Andrew Davis earned a bachelor’s in business administration.


Two Clarendon Hills Middle School students and three Hinsdale Middle School students were selected to perform in the honor ensemble for the Illinois Music Education Association Junior High Honor Band.

CHMS students Richard Chen and Andrew Kim; and HMS students Catherine Yan, Sofia Antonelli and Patrick Benington participated in the prestigious honor band at the ILMEA Music Festival Nov. 9. They joined more than 500 students selected from 60-plus schools in the region.

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Mazzochi Named to Cancer Board

State Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi (R-47, Elmhurst) has been appointed to serve on the Illinois Childhood Cancer Board. Mazzochi’s responsibilities on the board will include making recommendations for pediatric cancer research grants backed by the state.

“I look forward to directing funds toward innovative research and finding support for needed clinical studies to help accomplish this life-saving work,” she said. “We also should encourage fundamental research on oncology models to design new cures, and ensure that Illinois has the most advanced and promising research centers and resources.”

The Childhood Cancer Research Board reviews grant applications, makes recommendations and consults with the Illinois Department of Public Health in grant making from funds within the Childhood Cancer Research Fund to public or private not-for-profit entities that conduct childhood cancer research.


Bruce Bere has joined MPI Investment Management as vice president of operations.

He brings more than a decade of experience in sophisticated risk management analytics, securities trading and back-office administration. His career in finance began in 2006 on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange working as a derivatives trading analyst for an S&P 500 trading firm, where he advanced to trading manager. In 2011, Bere became director of risk management and trading for a Chicago-based brokerage group. From 2014-19 he worked for Northern Trust as a team leader and project manager, overseeing risk management technology and related financial instruments. He managed financial analysts in Chicago, London and Bangalore and was responsible for the reporting on $750 million of assets. In 2015 he received the Northern Trust Silver Award for Focused Client Relationships and in 2018 the company’s Gold Award for Attention to Client Detail and Results.

He attended Trinity Christian College and lives with his wife and two children in Downers Grove.


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