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Last updated 12/23/2019 at 4:08pm | View PDF

KING-bruwaert honors friends

More than 50 guests attended a celebration of the 10th Legacy & Leaders dinner hosted by King-Bruwaert House in November.

Two longtime board members, James Parsons, formerly of Hinsdale, and Dirk Nelson of Hinsdale were recognized for their service. Also honored were Robert Rinder of Hinsdale and his family members for continuing a scholarship opportunity started by his late father, George Rinder, and Pat and Martin Jahn of Burr Ridge for their dedication and support of K-B scholarships.

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The Hinsdale Central Model UN team took second place at the recent Chicago International Model United Nations conference, which drew more than 1,100 students from around the world.

The 28 delegates from Central were placed on historical (1991) or present-day committees that had varying focuses and competed against their peers in a simulation of different UN legislative bodies and governing agencies.

In addition to its second-place finish, the team earned more individual awards during the conference than it had in the entire history of the HCMUN. Those awards include:

Best delegate on their committees — Ammar Hussain (Security Council 2019), Zamaan Qureshi (Security Council 1991), Chelsea Biala and Anchal Kumar (ITU 2019), Zayn Khan (Cabinet of China 2019) and Fareed Khan (IAEA 2019)

Outstanding delegate on their committees — Zahrah Qureshi and Aidan ElDifrawi (DISEC 2019)

Honorable mention on their committees — Rizwan Zaheer (Soviet Senate 1991) and Aadit Bhavsar (WHO 2019)

Delegates’ choice (given to the delegate selected by his/her peers as the best) — Khan (Cabinet of China 2019), Ajay Jejurikar (Press) and Marcos Lopez (Cabinet of Saudi Arabia 2019).

Special awards were also given to Khan and Zaheer for being the best delegates to speak to the Security Council, and to Lopez for being the best overall member in his cabinet.

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QUILTER chosen to COMPETE IN show

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce that Anne Zick of Hinsdale has been accepted as a contestant with her quilt, Dream City USA, at AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The competition features 422 quilts from around the world. The high point of the show recognizes the artistry of today’s quiltmakers as hundreds of quilters compete for $54,000 in cash awards. Quilts in this international contest and exhibition come from around the world, with entries from 35 states and 13 countries.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group has announced that the firm will become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago in January.

The change will occur across the company’s 25 offices serving Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. The firm’s executive trio of Diane Glass, chief operating officer; Mark Pasquesi, president of brokerage; and Joe Stacy, senior vice president and general sales manager, made the announcement Dec. 4.

“This change has been led by our clients and brokers,” Pasquesi said. “When homeowners and home buyers talk to us, they call us Berkshire Hathaway. We listened to that. And we want to convey that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is who we are, and that the Chicago metro area is where we call home.”

Consumers will begin to see Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago on the familiar cabernet signs. The biggest change will be online as the firm moves to a new digital address,


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