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The following Hinsdale students earned a degree at the conclusion of the spring 2024 term at their respective colleges and universities.

• Mitchell Anderson, bachelor’s in finance, University of Iowa

• Benjamin Cosentino, bachelor’s in finance, University of Iowa

• Hailey Donovan, bachelor’s, Northern Illinois University

• Fiona Fitzsimons, bachelor’s in marketing, University of Iowa

• Juliana Gee, bachelor’s in communication studies, University of Iowa

• Elizabeth Klink, bachelor’s in English, University of Iowa

• Macalister McClear, bachelor’s in risk management and insurance, University of Iowa

• David Molfese, bachelor’s in marketing, University of Iowa

• Charlotte Priester, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

• Alexandar Tistle, bachelor’s in finance, University of Iowa


The Medical staff of UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale and La Grange hospitals recently awarded $2,500 scholarships to 12 high school students from the local community, including four from Hinsdale Central High School.

Those recipients are Olivia Chaidez, Aamena Farooqui, Esha Patel and Grace Scott.

The recipients were selected by their school counselors based on their exceptional academic achievements and dedication to pursuing careers in medicine. This initiative is part of UChicago Medicine AdventHealth’s ongoing commitment to nurturing future leaders in health care.

“We are honored to be able to support students’ education and their medical pursuits,” said Dr. Maninder Kohli, medical staff president of UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale and La Grange. “These scholarships reflect our commitment to investing in the future of healthcare and recognizing the hard work and dedication of these young individuals. We are confident that they will make significant contributions to the field of medicine.”

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HCS Family Services was one of 13 food pantries to receive a portion of $626,000 in grant money from the DuPage County Board’s Local Food Pantry Infrastructure Investment Program.

HCS was given $74,665 to purchase a refrigerated van.

“Having spent time with the staff at HCS, I knew that this cold storage van was a critical need,” said District 3 board member Kari Galassi of Hinsdale. “Eighty-five percent of the families in the neighborhood near Anne M. Jeans Elementary School are living below the poverty level with limited access to healthy food. We hope this van can meet some of this critical demand.”

Wendy Michalski, executive director for HCS, expressed the agency’s gratitude.

“The van will help increase the supply of healthy and nutritious food and address hunger in the communities we serve,” she said. “A cold storage van will be a game-changer, especially for the Willowbrook pantry.”

DuPage County has provided more than $7 million in the last two years to food pantries and nonprofits to assist in the fight against food insecurity.


A new law sponsored by state Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton establishes incentives for microchip manufacturers in an effort to make the electronics industry more competitive in Illinois.

“Microchips and semiconductors are part of just about every piece of technology we use every day,” said Glowiak Hilton (D-23, Western Springs). “By providing these new incentives, we are creating jobs, keeping Illinois at the forefront of a growing industry and making our community a hub for manufacturing.”

House Bill 5005 brings new opportunities to the Manufacturing Illinois Chips for Real Opportunity Act, which offers incentives to companies that manufacture microchips and semiconductors in Illinois.

“This law paves the way for Illinois to be a leader in innovation,” said Glowiak Hilton. “Expanding the MICRO Act allows our businesses to thrive and compete in the microchip market.”

House Bill 5005 was signed into law June 26 and became effective immediately.