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IDOT grant funds NEEDS STUDY

DuPage County Public Transit Committee member Julie Renehan announced July 1 that IDOT has awarded a $50,000 service needs study of Willowbrook Corners in the amount of $50,000. This is part of an initiative to support disadvantaged communities.

“Time and time again, we see transportation listed as a barrier to jobs, education, health and shopping needs,” Renehan said. “This area of unincorporated Willowbrook is down Route 83 with no sidewalks to connect it to Hinsdale South, local shopping, job opportunities or College of DuPage. Upon joining the board, I began meeting with residents, PACE, school and government officials and housing administrators on how to connect up this area to increased opportunity. With a study, we can determine needs more specifically and go from there.”

Renehan thanked DuPage County Chief of Transportation Planning John Loper for his help in obtaining the competitive grant, which did not require a local match.


Dr. Suja Mathew of Hinsdale has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists.

The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body of ACP. Mathew has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians since 2010, an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.

Mathew attended the University of Chicago to receive her doctor of medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She is currently the chair of medicine at Cook County Health.

In addition to being a fellow of the college, Mathew served as governor for the ACP Northern Illinois Chapter from 2016-20 and is a member of ACP’s Health and Public Policy and Membership committees. Mathew has been recognized with many honors and awards, including the ACP Quality Champion Award in 2015 and 2016.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 159,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.