Good news


Several community members were selected to fill open seats on three board committees in Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.

Virginia Malinas, Ryan Trombly, Lois Mejdrich and Ronne Malham will serve on the Academic Success Committee, which is led by board members Bill Cotter and Grace Shin.

Nathan Lucht, Rich Giltner, Asim Aleem, Chris White and Jerry Mejdrich will serve on the finance committee, which is led by Sinead Duffy and Michael Martin.

Lois Mejdrich will serve on the facilities committee, which is led by Sarah Jakobsen and Margie Kleber.


• Paige Henige of Hinsdale earned a place on the dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester at Villanova University.

• Maxwell Midlash was named to the University of Alabama president’s list for the summer 2021 semester.

• Christina Aucoin participated in the University of Iowa College of Nursing’s biannual white coat ceremony, marking her transition to clinical nursing work and live patient care.


Daniel Murauski, DO, ABIHM, a family medicine physician who specializes in functional and integrative medicine, has joined Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group.

Murauski received his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Murauski is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine and Institute for Functional Medicine, and is an American Board of Integrative Medicine Diplomate. His clinical interests include integrative functional approaches to primary care, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol management, autoimmune conditions and hormone dysfunction.

He will see patients at the facility’s Hinsdale office.


The District 86 communications department has won three awards in conjunction with the 2021 Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s Communications Contest.

The awards were for the equity statement video, the fall and spring print newsletters and D86 employee recognition initiatives. Department members will be recognized at a Sept. 10 luncheon.