Good news


The following students from Hinsdale earned a spot on their school’s dean’s list for the 2020 spring semester.

Elise Glaser, Colorado College

Danielle Beard, Millikin University

Julia Krasuski, Miami University


The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners from its 47th annual Fine Arts Show Aug. 15-16.

Painter Amine Badr won best of show.

Photographer Neshama Roash won the President’s Award — New Artist.

Winners in the two-dimensional category were painters Janice Czerwinski, first; Stan Piepenburg, second; and Nancy Neville, third.

Winners in the three-dimensional category were Zavison Rolfes, mixed media, first; Chas Gerding, sculpture, second; and Amy Taylor, jewelry, third.

Honorable mention awards went to Nancy Gorman, ceramics; George Machart, sculpture; Nicole Parisi May, jewelry; Bruce Neville, mixed media; Marzena Sosnowska, jewelry; Glenn Woods, ceramics; and David Zahn, sculpture.


Arlene Storino has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago’s Hinsdale office. Previously, she was affiliated with Coldwell Banker, where she was a multi-million dollar producer.

“Arlene is such a talented real estate professional and a wonderful addition to our Hinsdale office,” said Terri Doney, managing broker. “Her market knowledge, keen insight, strong negotiating skills and personal service are valuable assets to her clients and have earned her an enviable reputation in our community and industry. I look forward to helping her achieve the next level in her career.”

An award-winning and successful agent with more than 20 years of experience, Storino specializes in Hinsdale, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, Westmont and surrounding communities in the western suburbs. She holds the Graduate REALTORS® Institute, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, E-Pro, Certified Relocation Specialist, Certified Marketing Specialist and Certified Buyers Specialist professional designations. Prior to her career in residential real estate, she worked in event planning sales.


The West Suburban Philanthropic Network has named Greg DiDomenico, president and CEO at Community Memorial Foundation, as its Grantmaker of the Year.

During DiDomenico’s tenure, the foundation has become a regional leader in philanthropy, launching new initiatives that include a Leadership Institute focused on strengthening grantee capacity and a Regional Health and Human Services Agenda rooted in a collective impact strategy to improve positive local health outcomes.

DiDomenico joined the foundation team as vice president in January 2009 after serving as executive director for a number of years at western suburban nonprofits, including the Rich Port YMCA (now the Greater La Grange YMCA) and Hinsdale Center for the Arts. He also held management positions at Little City Foundation and leadership roles in his native Pennsylvania.

DiDomenico gives back to the community through his service on several boards and advisory committees, including Forefront’s Board of Directors (chair), Chicago Zoological Society, La Grange Community and Economic Development Commission and the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (past board president). In 2012, the Young Nonprofit Professional Network of Chicago honored him as its inaugural Nonprofit Mentor of the Year. Most recently, DiDomenico co-leads Forefront’s Mission Sustainability Initiative Grants Committee, a funding collaborative aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector through strategic partnerships.

In celebration of the foundation’s 25th anniversary, the organization initiated the Community Health Worker Program, a partnership with Healthy Communities Foundation, to place health workers in community agencies to connect people in need to services. The foundation also initiated a program to provide mental health care for veterans and their families, in collaboration with the Road Home program at Rush University Medical Center.

He received the award at a virtual celebration Aug. 27.