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Joel Quenneville talks with Hinsdale Magazine publisher Scott Jonlich Photography by Jeff Ebert

24 OUT & ABOUT Everything that’s new around town 26 SPOTLIGHT The Millennials 30 WEDDING STYLE Tying the knot—Hinsdale Style 37 INSIDER’S GUIDE What’s trending in the Hinsdale area 40 LANDMARKS SERIES Behind the scenes at Brookfield Zoo 48 HOME IMPROVEMENT White hot 54 GIVING BACK HCS Family Services 66 SPORTS Hinsdale Little Leaguers win state 68 COMMUNITY SCENE Uniquely Thursdays


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74 HINSDALE DRIVER Women riders 76 TECH KNOW Cryptlocker virus 80 PEAK PERFORMANCE Champions are fastidious—are you? 82 SPIRITUAL INSIGHT The best in people





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UTILIZING THE LATEST, MINIMALLY INVASIVE DENTAL PROCEDURES Jessica came to our office as a new patient looking for a full-face smile makeover. She didn’t like her gummy smile, her crooked teeth, her uneven gum line that showed when she smiled, or her smile’s overall shape and shade. At Hinsdale Dentistry, we detail all options to every cosmetic patient, giving them the tools they need to make their own choices from an educated and informed place. After discussing all potential steps, Jessica decided on the following treatments for her transformation.

BOTOX TREATMENT First off, Jessica hoped to relax her lip and cover her gummy smile. Botox is an ideal treatment for overactive smile muscles. The mechanism of action is quite simple. Normally, muscles contract due to the release of acetylcholine by the neuron at the neuromuscular junction. Botox disrupts this chain BEFORE AFTER GUMMY SMILE of communication. It is ANY TREATMENT TREATMENT WITH BOTOX injected into the target muscle to decrease the amount of acetylcholine released. The reduction in muscle strength can have tremendous therapeutic benefits for common conditions like a gummy smile. Botox remains present and active for between three to six months; there are no cumulative effects. Jessica had two small

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INVISALIGN TREATMENT Next, Jessica was interested in straightening her teeth, so we began Invisalign treatment. Our advanced technology became apparent from the first impression. Hinsdale Dentistry uses iTero®, a state-ofthe-art digital scanner, to take digital impressions for Invisalign aligners. Part of the burgeoning field of CAD/ CAM dentistry, iTero pairs AFTER INVISALIGN WAS PERFORMED UTILIZING digital capabilities with human THE STATE OF THE ART DIGITAL SCANNER, iTero expertise. Jessica told us that she typically has a terrible gag reflex and has to struggle through impressions. But cutting out the mess and uncomfortable goop made a significant difference she was so happy with the process. Because Invisalign prioritizes convenience and patient satisfaction, we’re always looking for ways to make treatment even more fulfilling. iTero not only improves patients’ time in the dental chair, but also ensures they see the best possible Invisalign results with less treatment time. Digital impressions allow patients with sensitive gag reflexes to leave their discomfort and claustrophobia behind, and reduce the likelihood of needing ®

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to retake impressions. Digital tools minimize uncertainty and boost dentist-patient relationships. We use the 3D scans of patients’ teeth to create perfectly fitting Invisalign aligners. Fabricating snug aligners reduces treatment time and gives providers additional control over the results. The final smile will be as close to the one you’ve imagined as possible —a dream brought into reality. Thanks to our iTero, Jessica’s Invisalign treatment was quick, highly precise, and rewarding.

LASER GINGIVALPLASTY After completing Invisalign, Jessica hoped to make her gum line more even and symmetrical. Our gums play an important role in our smiles. If they’re uneven or unbalanced, our teeth look incomplete. Laser gum contouring makes subtle, specific tweaks to your gum line to reshape your smile. Laser treatment is less invasive than AFTER LASER WAS USED TO EVEN OUT THE traditional gum surgery and PATIENTS GUM LINE SO HER VENEERS LOOK minimizes discomfort with NATURAL AND ESTHETIC only a brief healing period. We performed subtle cosmetic gum contouring with the soft tissue diode Gemini Laser. This latest model is more effective and less invasive than any soft tissue diode laser previously available.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE PORCELAIN VENEERS Finally, Jessica was ready for her final esthetic step. It was time to permanently whiten, strengthen, and reshape her stained, worn, and uneven teeth. She was excited to discover that Hinsdale Dentistry offered minimally invasive porcelain veneers. Jessica chose our office for the less invasive, more comfortable treatment options available,

and she knew that her veneers would follow suit. The burgeoning concept of esthetic dentistry is beginning to rule the cosmetic dentist’s office, delighting both patients and dentists. Within this realm, dental work is both beautiful and function-oriented, providing the best of both worlds. Practicing at the esthetic tier allows Hinsdale Dentistry to routinely accomplish our ultimate goal: a gorgeous, healthy smile and a happy patient. Responsible esthetics is the practice of removing the least amount of tooth structure to achieve desired results. With responsible esthetics at work, treatment is comfortable, the smile remains natural looking, and the patient is completely satisfied. Cosmetic dentistry is evolving, making this approach a top priority. Considering the full range of effects treatment could have on teeth improves more than just the smile’s appearance. The provider keeps all the patient’s needs in mind, treating far more than just the superficial. Dr. Peter Harnois at Hinsdale Dentistry has been practicing esthetic dentistry since 1990, and has made a commitment to educating other dentists on this branch of treatment. He lectures internationally in over 30 cities per year, training hundreds of dentists to place minimally invasive veneers. Jessica decided to have 8 minimally invasive porcelain veneers placed on her upper arch. She was ecstatic with the results and now sends all of her friends and family to Hinsdale Dentistry for their esthetic treatments. Her photos speak for themselves—gaining this smile changed BEFORE AFTER WITH Jessica’s life. ANY TREATMENT PORCELAIN VENEERS


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Coach Q talks about the upcoming season, injuries in the sport, and his favorite places in the area.

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Interview by Scott Jonlich Photography by Jeff Ebert

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville (“Coach Q”) sat down with Hinsdale Magazine to discuss the upcoming hockey season, and how his team meets the challenges and expectations of repeating the success of three Stanley Cup titles. On Oct. 5, Coach Q will be on a discussion panel about the impact of the sports business on Chicago, and specifically how injuries can affect the sport. Honest and low-key, Quenneville deflects much of his success to his supporting cast of trainers, players and to the overall structure of the entire organization—not surprising to hear from the second-most-winningest coach in NHL history. His familiar, white-mustached image is burned into our memory, alongside other legendary Chicago coaches like Mike Ditka, George Halas and Phil Jackson. Coach Q is in an elite class, along with Halas and Jackson, as the only Chicago coaches in history to win at least three championships, and now only trails the legendary Scotty Bowman (1,244 wins) as the NHL’s all-time wins leader. The Canadian-born athlete from Windsor, Ontario, is a virtual lock for the Hall of Fame, and now resides in Hinsdale with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three kids. SCOTT: Thanks for taking the time to meet with Hinsdale Magazine, coach. As you prepare for the new season, you will be on a panel discussion called the Chicago Sports Summit on Oct. 5, and you will be talking about injuries affecting players. Could you tell us about that?

COACH Q: Injuries play a big part of winning. During our playoff runs, it’s amazing how much injuries play

an important part. It’s important to keep your key guys fresh and healthy. In 2015, [Shea] Weber, in the first round, he gets hurt, and Nashville missed him and his leadership. So, you’ve got to get breaks on both sides. The next round, we beat Minnesota, and we never trailed in that series. Anaheim was probably the toughest, physical, grueling [series], and we were able to stay healthy, despite how taxing that series was, and that was a big factor for us [winning]. The next series against Tampa Bay, we got breaks—they lost [Tyler] Johnson, who broke his wrist in the first game. He still played, but did not play with the same effectiveness. Then, [goaltender Ben] Bishop gets hurt; [Nikita] Kucherov gets hurt—three of their top guys [not at their physical best] really helped us win. It’s not the biggest reason, but it’s huge at the end of the day. And that’s just the playoffs—you have to be healthy for 82 games [during the regular season too].

SCOTT: Injuries play a big part of any professional sport—especially in hockey, with so much physicality. How important is it for a coach to be in-tune with your trainer and your communication with your staff and players? How do you manage that so at the end of the season, you get to that point when you are running on all cylinders? Continued on the next page | HINSDALEMAGAZINE


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COACH Q: I think our league is doing a good

job as far as being proactive in the [concussion] area, as far as recognizing blows to the head— how you identify what is a concussion; what is the protocol if there is a concussion during a game when suffering a hit to the head; identifying it from different places—on the ice, from the coach’s box and the video room— and then procedurally getting tested at the beginning of the year and in that moment. To me at the end of the day, it’s about respect and awareness about your fellow players. The amount of fighting has come down over the years. The hitting is fine—we love the hitting part, but just be respectful to that [head] area. We have to recognize when a player is vulnerable, and letting up is sometimes more important than getting that hit, and that is progression [we’re making as a league]. We all want to win and have success, but let’s respect that part of the game.

SCOTT: I know this may be an unfair question, but what kind of “sports town” do you think Hinsdale is? COACH Q: All I know since we have been

COACH Q FAVORITE One of Coach Q’s favorite places to eat breakfast is Page’s Restaurant in Hinsdale.

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COACH Q: Well, we have a great relationship. We love

our medical staff—Mike Gapski (head trainer), Jeff Thomas (assistant trainer) and the staff. We are the only team in the league that in the last six or seven years, or maybe in the last year or so, that travels with a full-time doctor on the road. That is very complimentary to the training staff. The [doctors] have a good pulse on the players, and keep us informed. The players will come to them, and we will talk to the players so that we will never put our players in danger. If they are not cleared to play, we won’t put them on the ice. There are different battles when we are in playoff games, and we have to be [making] the right decision. There’s a whole new protocol now with concussions, and how that’s going to play a part in different rules.

SCOTT: How do you think the NHL is handling the concussion concerns?

here, hockey has been fun. I’m going to say out here, you have [the] Sox, Cubs—definitely Bears. The Bulls and Hawks have been a part of it. The Bears are going to be tough, but I think the Hawks have done pretty well here. We get [the support] everywhere in Chicago, but the Hinsdaleans love the Hawks, and [are] passionate about [them].

SCOTT: You have been gracious in sharing the success and the Stanley Cup in the Fourth of July parade and around town over the years, so the locals know about some of your favorite places. Are there any favorite places you like to go to?

COACH Q: Oh, wow. We like going to the sushi place—

Nabuki. We like Fuller [House], the York [Tavern]. We go to GiGi’s (Capri Restaurant in Burr Ridge). We love going to Page’s [Restaurant] for breakfast in the morning—Page’s for sure.

SCOTT: Tell me about the Hawks organization. How does it compare to other NHL clubs, and do you think you would have this type of success with another organization? COACH Q: Well, I give Rocky [Wirtz] a ton of credit—and

John McDonough. They did things differently than their predecessors, and I think implementing that everything is done first-class. Do the best you can in all areas—stay at the nicest hotels—bringing a doctor on the road. The players recognize the little things—the practice facility, new locker rooms—they appreciate the attention to details. Everyone has input, and Continued on page 20



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Chicago’s First Sports Summit Continued from page 18

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we exchange ideas at all levels, and we have a lot of support coming from above and [that goes] both ways. The one area we feel very fortunate about is the medical staff and the preparation—[our] strength coach, massage therapist, the attention to detail in the health area and injury prevention. When I started playing [with the Hartford Whalers], we just had a medical trainer, and now we have six, seven or eight guys in that [injury prevention] area.

The biggest names in Chicago sports will share their expertise on the business of sports and how it impacts the city during the first ever Chicago Sports Summit on Oct. 5. The 7 a.m.-to-noon event at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker Drive) will feature presentations by Chicago sports personalities, including professional team CEOs, coaches and players. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is the host for the summit, and Athletico Physical Therapy is the title sponsor. 

SCOTT: With all of your success, how do you keep your team and players hungry, and keep them going at that championship pace? COACH Q: It’s a great question, Scott. As a coach, every

year, you have to find different mechanisms to get your team excited. This team—we are fortunate as a coaching staff that we have some of the best leaders. They are so motivated and driven—they want to win. They want to be the best they can [be]. We have a tremendous captain and leader [in Jonathan Toews]. I just watch how (Patrick Kane) Kaner makes people better every time he steps on to the ice. Johnny [Toews] is about [being] the best, and [winning] at all costs. He finds a way to make everybody around him better. These guys have the taste and experience the thrill of winning, being in the parade and sharing the Cup with Chicago—having that feeling, and can’t wait to do it again. That’s the biggest motivator. These guys lead the charge, and it’s easy to extend that message when they have the desire to get to that playoff run again.

SCOTT: What’s your outlook on the 2016-2017 season? COACH Q: We’re excited to getting Brian [Campbell] back here. He’s going to help us with experience and leadership. He’s played well the last few years, and he’s going to help us. He’s happy to be back with the organization. We’re going to have some new, fresh, young players who will learn and grow with us. We’re putting some nice pieces together, and the young guys will get better as the season goes on.

SCOTT: You, like so many professional players and coaches, at the end of the day come home to a family. How do you balance family with a demanding career? COACH Q: Good question. My wife (Elizabeth) says, when

hockey season’s on, I’m not there when I come home—even though I’m home! Everything is great. The kids are great. We’re empty nesters for a year now. My son graduates, so he’s back here working in Chicago. They’re all here right now for the summer, and it’s fun. When I’m home, we try to get away from the game a bit. When the season is on, I’m watching a lot of hockey. I think you have to park it sometimes, but when the season starts, she says I have my hockey face on—but she knows that’s just the way I am. I tried to find a balance, and we have fun away from the game, and we don’t always have to talk hockey. I think we do a good job being away from hockey and being a family and being as normal as we can. n



Twenty Chicago sports leaders, including Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville; Michael Reinsdorf, president and CEO of the Chicago Bulls; Ted Phillips, president and CEO of the Chicago Bears; and Jim Delany, commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, will discuss the impact of sports on Chicago, including building fans and staying profitable, challenges of professional sports team ownership, how injuries affect professional sports, empowering youth athletes to stay in the game, and the concerns and challenges of representing high-profile athletes. The summit will raise funds for After School Matters, a non-profit organization that offers innovative extracurricular activities in the arts, communication, sports, science and technology to teenagers.  Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is hosting the Chicago Sports Summit to examine the role professional and major college sports have on Chicagoland communities. Dr. Charles A. Bush-Joseph, head team physician for the Chicago White Sox and emcee for the summit said, “Our speakers and panelists will address several topics, including the role professional and college programs have in educating our youth. As medical providers for the pros, we see first-hand how Chicago’s major sports teams influence youth sports by encouraging participation, education and safety. But we also see our young athletes strive for greater performance and skills to emulate their sports heroes and it can come with a physical and emotional pricetag and lasting consequences.” Mark Kaufman, president of Athletico, is a panelist during the discussion, titled “Keeping Our Athletes Healthy: The Risks, Liabilities and Economics.” Kaufman said, “Athletico is proud to be the title sponsor for this inaugural event. The summit will bring together some of the greatest minds in sports to discuss the impact that college and pro teams have on a cross-section of different businesses in Chicago. But from our perspective, it also is a great way to bring to light the importance of keeping our athletes healthy in this increasingly competitive environment of sports.” For more information or to sign up for the event, visit For tables or sponsorship, call 630-212-1226.

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With her brand-new Levato Salon & Skin Lab set to open on Sept. 15, seasoned salon professional Ashley Carlevato promises to deliver nothing less than great hair and great skin to Hinsdale residents, all wrapped in a sophisticated urban vibe. “I have so many clients that have moved from the city and continued to commute downtown for their hair—until it became too inconvenient,” Carlevato says. “I really wanted to bring the same high-energy vibe you feel in downtown salons out to the suburbs.” The Eco-friendly salon, which features all organic products, offers both men’s and women’s hair-cutting, coloring, blowouts, as well as a variety of skin treatments. From stayat-home moms to busy professionals, Carlevato’s mission is personalized beauty and exceptional service. “It’s a hard promise to deliver, but every member of our team believes in the vision as much as I do.” Levato Salon & Skin Lab, 29 E. First Street in Hinsdale, is open Tuesday through Sunday. To schedule an appointment, visit booking, or call 630-908-7146.

Whether you’re in the market for a pup or in search of a fun day out with your four-legged friend, Tails on the Trails, Sept. 10 at the Morton Arboretum, offers something for everyone. From guided hikes to a pet agility course, doggie games (including the peanut butter licking contest, a crowd favorite), to canine demonstrations, this highly-popular event draws pet-lovers young and old. Numerous local pet businesses, vendors and animal organizations will be on hand to help, whether you’re a family looking to adopt, a resident interested in volunteering, or a pet owner looking for advice. Tails on Trails will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Morton Arboretum. Admission for dogs (leash, registrations and updated vaccinations required) is $5, and includes a bandana. Dogs will be allowed on the grounds from 7 a.m. to sunset for hiking. For more information, visit

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A group of local high-school students strike the right chord together by Kerrie Kennedy | Photography by Jim Prisching

THE MILLENNIALS Band members Mikayla Daciolas, Ashley Haggard, Jonathan Tatooles, Michael Henehan and Ellie Guido


t all started at the School of Rock in Hinsdale. A number of talented musicians from the Hinsdale area, paired together in a performance workshop, realized they could make beautiful music together. “We had instant chemistry,” says keyboard, bass player and guitarist Ellie Guido, a senior at Hinsdale Central. “We had all taken individual music lessons, but School of Rock is where we learned to play in a band.” They’ve never looked back. The Millennials, consisting of Guido, who also helps out with background vocals, drummer Jonathon Tatooles, a sophomore at Hinsdale Central, guitar, bass, keyboard player and vocalist Ashley Haggard, also a sophomore at Hinsdale Central, lead guitarist Michael Henehan, a junior at Lyons Township, lead vocalist, bass and guitar player Mickayla Daciolas, a junior at Lockport Township High School, and recent addition bassist and background vocalist Joe Kunze, a freshman at the College of DuPage, have performed some 14 gigs in the Hinsdale area in 2016 alone, from the Naperville Rib Fest to Hinsdale’s Party in the Park. “When we were starting out, it was hard,” Guido says. “But we’ve gotten into a good rhythm where we help each other out. We make sure our school-work comes first, but we do spend as much time as we can rehearsing.” Putting their own modern, millennial spin on ‘80s rock songs like Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” and Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance,” The Millennials count The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and AC/DC among their many influences. “While we’re influenced by older music, we try to appeal to a younger audience by covering

songs with a good dance beat,” Henehan says. According to Guido, “Shut Up and Dance” never fails to get people “We make sure on the dance floor. our school-work While the band only performs covers, they are comes first, but working on some original we do spend music as well. “We like to play as much time covers that people can as we can sing to,” Henehan says, “but we’re hoping at rehearsing.” some point to introduce some originals too.” Meanwhile, The Millennials have a number of gigs lined up this fall, including a Sept. 3 performance at the Niles Italian Fest and a Sept. 9 performance at the St. Cletus Parish Fall Festival. While the band has no intention of slowing down anytime soon, college is on the horizon for most of its members. “I think everyone in our group plans to go to college,” Guido says. “Even if music doesn’t end up being our careers, I think we will all keep music our lives in some aspect.” There is no doubt they will also continue to stay in sync with each other. “As a band, we have to all be connected as one sound,” Henehan says. “We’ve learned how to really communicate with each other and make ‘on-the-fly’ adjustments. “I’ve heard some comments about the fact that I go to Lyons and other band members go to Hinsdale Central; but we’re a really close group, and we don’t let school rivalries get in the way of our common love of music. I think it shows in our performances.” Guido says, “We’re like best friends now.” n | HINSDALEMAGAZINE


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What’s your wedding style? From rustic chic to vintage glamour to all-out classic romance, we’ve put together a stunning scrapbook featuring everything you need to create your own stylized fairy-tale wedding—from invitations to photography, cakes to flowers, rings to dresses, beauty treatments to hotels, and limousines to horse-drawn carriages. by Kerrie Kennedy

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Channel your inner princess with a classically romantic wedding, inspired by fairy-tale royal weddings like those of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, or more recently, Sweden’s Prince Phillip and Sofia Hellqvist.


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4. A classic white wedding cake filled with two layers of white chocolate mousse at Toni’s Patisserie & Cafe in Hinsdale; 5. Treat the bridesmaids to a day at the spa. Kohler Water Spa in Burr Ridge offers a number of bridal packages; 6. Transform yourself into a modern-day princess with a beaded lace and tulle ball-gown by Berta, available at Nordstrom in Oakbrook Center. 7. A classic invitation with engraved black ink on museumweight paper edged in gold foil sets the tone. Ashley’s Custom Stationery & More in Hinsdale;





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1. This gorgeous yellow diamond ring from Caffray Jewellers required no new mining, making it an ethical, Eco-friendly engagement ring.


2. Sarah Seven’s spaghetti strap, open-back silk crepe gown exudes simplicity and elegance.


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3. Rustic weddings are ripe with opportunity to layer textures for a finished style. Why not start with an invitation from Downers Grove-based 221 Creations? 4. A cake from Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery in Hinsdale is a natural fit. 5. A bouquet that looks like it’s been handpicked from the garden exudes just the right doit-yourself vibe. Hinsdale Flower Shop,




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What’s the best restaurant in Hinsdale for a romantic date night? The personal trainer who gets results? The go-to florist for artful arrangements? From restaurants to realtors, hair salons to spas, dentists to doctors, jewelers to gyms, we’ve asked people in the community to share their secret spots and services for our three-part HM Insider’s Guide. by Kerrie Kennedy

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This month, we kick it off with Beauty, Health & Fitness. Here’s what’s trending in the Hinsdale area:


SALON & DAY SPA Hands down, my husband and I agree, our favorite local business is Zazu Salon & Day Spa. From the warm and accommodating front-desk staff to the gracious service-with-a-smile by manager Laura Chappetto, we feel comfortable and at-home there. And I can’t forget to mention Robyn, who has tirelessly styled our hair for 20 years. And as my husband sheepishly admits, doing his hair is no small feat! Zazu is a happy place. —Lisa Stafford, P.S. Communications

We will introduce trending favorites through our HM Insider’s Guide each month through November. Here’s your chance to voice your favorites until we officially announce all of the “Reader Favorites” in our November issue! Visit to vote, while entering to win a restaurant gift card!


I have many places I frequent and love, but what I decided to tell you about is Energie Pilates Fitness and Spa. I work out at Energie Pilates Fitness and Spa four to five times a week, doing both demi-bar pilates and group reformer, as well as an occasional private training session. Another benefit is their spa, where I can get an IPL facial to take away some of the summer sun damage, and follow it up with a relaxing massage. I’ve also taken advantage of their nutritional consultants, who help figure out where I should be making dietary changes if I have gained a few pounds. —Christie Eddins, Hinsdale Historical Society




I have so many favorite businesses in Hinsdale, it’s hard to pick a favorite. But considering all aspects of life, what’s most important is health. My physician, Dr. Linda Lis, is the most compassionate and thorough doctor I have ever sat with. Not only does she give you her undivided attention while you are with her, but you never feel rushed. Her medical knowledge combined with her big heart put her at the top of my list— and my daughter’s too!

My favorite spot in town is Spark Fitness Hinsdale. Not only do you get a custom workout for your fitness level and goals each time by one of their knowledgeable personal trainers, the supportive atmosphere and great music (Spark takes requests, and will even play your Spotify mixes) make it an excellent, fun and very effective way to get fit! Strength-training with weights and cardio make an amazing workout combination, and I’ve been a loyal client for a year!

—Lisa Hutcherson, chairman, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation Board 

—Mistie Lucht, Hinsdale Humane Society Ambassadors


We love the science behind Orangetheory Fitness— interval training at 84 percent or higher of your maximum heart-rate produces an increased metabolic rate for 24 to 36 hours after the workout—and we love the amazing, lasting results, weight-loss, increased energy and strength even more. And on days when we’re not feeling it, the outstanding trainers there know just how to motivate us. They also offer some really solid advice for eating healthy.

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From tennis to basketball, yoga to Pilates, swimming to spa treatments, Midtown Athletic Club’s resort-like atmosphere, complete with ultra-luxurious locker rooms, makes working out feel like a treat, not a chore. In fact, with its onsite dining, shopping and allimportant kids’ programming, we find it extremely easy to spend the entire day there. And the club’s numerous events—adult tennis mixers and kids’ tennis and pizza parties—make it easy to spend the evening as well. | HINSDALEMAGAZINE


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BEYOND By Mike Ellis Brookfield Zoo is a destination with which many of our readers are familiar— whether as members, frequent or occasional visitors. Some have visited with their families in the spring or summer, while others have acquired their exposure to the zoo through school field trips. It is essentially the Disneyland of the Western Suburbs—an iconic tourist attraction surrounded by forest preserve and residential homes, nestled right along the border of suburban Brookfield and Riverside at 31st Street and 1st Ave. But there are a number of aspects of the zoo that might not be so apparent at first sight, which we will explore in this final chapter of our yearlong Landmarks series. The zoo is operated on 216 acres of Cook County Forest Preserve land by an organization called the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS). In fact, its official name—as you may have noticed



while driving along 31st Street—is the Chicago Zoological Park. The society was formed in 1921, 13 years before Brookfield Zoo opened in 1934. CZS president and CEO Dr. Stuart Strahl explained that it was originally comprised of trustees that were leaders in the community, much like it is to this day. The history of the CZS and Brookfield Zoo dates to the early 1900s, when Edith Rockefeller McCormick, daughter of John D. Rockefeller, America’s first billionaire, donated a large piece of property that was primarily farmland at the time to the Forest Preserves of Cook County. McCormick—whose father and brother were active in the New York Zoological Society and the Bronx Zoo—and others formed a zoological committee that explored zoos across the country in Cincinnati, St. Louis,

Columbus and other cities around 1919. This committee led to the creation of the CZS in 1921. “The purpose of the zoo...was for the recreation and enjoyment of the public, the teaching of zoology and kindred subjects—meaning STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education—, and the promotion of the preservation and conservation of wildlife and nature,” Strahl said, adding that the zoo’s main points of emphasis— education and conservation—remain to this day. Strahl said the zoo “opened in the midst of the [Great] Depression,” and he believes there were approximately 50,000 guests on opening day. “People were coming out to see the architecture before the zoo even opened,” he said. During the week of our visit to the zoo last month, Strahl said Brookfield Zoo was anticipating its 150 millionth

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HABITAT AFRICA Giraffes can be seen outside at Brookfield Zoo’s Habitat Africa: Savannah exhibit.

guest over its more than 80-year history, which averages to nearly two million visitors per year.


When guests visit Brookfield Zoo, they can casually stroll around the park, gazing at lions, tigers, bison, polar bears and elephants; and also take to the shade in the forested area near Salt Creek along its western boundary. They may also head for the famous Seven Seas exhibit—dating to the 1960s—, which features dolphins, seals and sea lions. But what might not appear to guests at first glance is that the exhibits they visit are all science-based, according to CZS staff. “We wouldn’t maintain these collections just to maintain a menagerie; it’s not our purpose,” said Bill Zeigler, senior vice president of animal programs at the zoo. ... “We truly believe that the specimens we keep are ambassadors or stories for their own species.” Zeigler said exhibits are measured by assessing the animals, and are

zoo to opportunities to conduct research often modified based on research and offsite. observations. Since his arrival at the zoo in 2010, “Our early-childhood programs are Zeigler said a main point of emphasis some of the things that we’re really has been the elimination of “silos,” or known for,” said David Becker, senior increasing collaboration between various manager of learning experiences for the departments. CZS, alluding to the “Play Zoo” exhibit, which features “hands-on experiences for “When we look at an animal, we children and families.” take a very holistic approach,” he said, emphasizing the importance of This exhibit is celebrating its 15th maintaining their wellbeing “24/7,” as anniversary this year, and accordingly, opposed to just during work hours. Becker said special events are being conducted on the 15th of each month Part of this approach is making throughout the year. animals scavenge for food as they would if they were in the wild, as opposed “It’s much like taking a children’s to merely placing it in their exhibits museum and a children’s garden, and in predictable and easily discernible squishing them together and adding locations. animals,” he said. The CZS wants its visitors to come Media relations manager Sondra away from the zoo not merely having Katzen said the concept was built around been entertained, but also having exposing children to nature in an age of acquired a greater consciousness of increasing detachment from reality as a conservation habits, and how they can result of technology. make a difference in their own local Becker also stressed that staff members environments. are open to working with individuals with special needs, and encouraged contacting “Our mission statement is different CZS officials directly from a lot of other zoos, before visiting. in that we say that our “Our mission is to connect “We have mission is to connect programming that’s people to nature people to nature and very specific for and wildlife, and to wildlife, and to create children who have a create conservation disability,” he said. leadership through conservation leadership “So, we do special that process,” Zeigler through that process.” programs that said, adding that their —BILL ZEIGLER families can sign up activities gear guests for.” toward “thinking in For older kids, the different ways” and CZS offers a program for high-school “making different decisions about how students that allow them to become they allocate resources.” active at the zoo in the role of King Strahl said CZS staff want visitors to Conservation Science Scholars. leave the zoo feeling like they can make an impact individually, thus propelling Dr. Jo-Elle Mogerman, vice president what he termed “cultural evolution.” of institutional programming and planning with CZS, explained that many “Our goal is to get people to learn King Scholars conduct interpretations of something new when they get to the exhibits, earning 120 hours of volunteer park,” he said. ... “We measure how we hours in the process. If you’ve ever effect change in people’s attitudes and seen high-school-aged kids in green behaviors around conservation.” uniforms explaining exhibits to guests or conducting various other types of work EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES throughout the park during your visit, Brookfield Zoo offers educational these are King Scholars acquiring their initiatives from what staff calls “cradle volunteer hours. to grave,” ranging from exhibits at the Continued on the next page | HINSDALEMAGAZINE


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“We have programs for people of all ages,” she said. “There’s opportunities to engage with the zoo, no matter how old you are.”


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CHICAGO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY The Chicago Zoological Society’s work stretches far beyond west suburban Brookfield on both a national and international level.



Katzen said oftentimes, young children visiting with their families or on school field-trips relate better to the King Scholars, because they are nearer to their age. Kids entering their freshman through senior years of high school may apply for the program, which Mogerman said is enrolling through the end of October. She said some training is required, and applications may be found online. Last month, Mogerman said the King Scholars hosted their inaugural teen conservation conference, which included Strahl delivering a speech concerning poaching, as well as other talks by business leaders. “That was a really cool experience for them, because they drove it,” she said. ... “It’s an exploration time for them.” After high school, the CZS offers internship opportunities geared towards students majoring in biology, zoology, psychology or related fields. Lance Miller, senior director of animal welfare research for the CZS, said the internship program offers participants an “in-depth look into what conducting research at a zoo looks like,” while preparing them for entry-level jobs at zoos or aquariums. Mogerman said the zoo also offers adult volunteer programs that range from assisting in office buildings and on research projects, to serving as docents that provide exhibit interpretations.

Some zoo visitors may have wondered how the animals are fed, and how their diets are apportioned. After all, their survival would be impossible without adequate nourishment. Dr. Jennifer Watts, director of nutrition for CZS, is the person responsible for setting the diet recipes for the 250 to 300 animal species at Brookfield Zoo. Watts said the zoo has featured a nutrition program for about 30 years, and currently has about 20 nutritionists on staff. “We store all the food here (in a building near the south gate), and deliver it to the different areas,” she said. Watts said she believes the concept of animal nutrition is something visitors may be apt to overlook. “I think a lot of people don’t think about how we feed the animals, and how really important it is,” she said. “We all know how important it is for our own health; it’s just as important for our animal health. We put a lot of effort into making sure that our animals are being fed very well. They eat better than a lot of us.” During our visit to the zoo, it was “bug” day, as nutrition staff members were preparing to transport hordes of chirping crickets and worms to the animals. We received a brief tour of the facility, and also gleaned some interesting mealplan facts from Watts, including: • Nutrition staff feeds Flintstones vitamins to primates. • Gerber baby food is often given to animals that aren’t feeling well. • Pedialite is frequently used as formula for babies that might have been rejected by their mothers. Watts said staff is currently focused on the “seasonality” of diets, and “trying to make our diets more natural.” “In the late ‘80s to early ‘90s, there

was a big push to make these kind of commercial diets,” she said. “Before that, there wasn’t a lot of standardization in diets; so this was a way to learn the nutrient needs of animals. ... We’re trying to now take a step back; now that we know that, our animals are healthy and getting all the nutrients that they need.” Watts also described a collaborative initiative between the zoo and ComEd that has been ongoing for the past six years. She said ComEd brings the zoo two truckloads of trimmings from power lines each week during the summer, which have been “vitally important to the health of our animals.”


In terms of offering medical care for its creatures, Strahl said Brookfield Zoo was the first zoo to have an animal hospital. During our visit last month, we received a tour of the hospital from Dr. Mike Adkesson, vice president of clinical medicine at the zoo. As one might imagine, staff at the zoo’s animal hospital are no ordinary veterinarians, as Adkesson said they have to complete additional years of study and residency in order to be qualified to work with an expansive diversity of wildlife. “All of our vet staff has completed a three-year residency program that specializes in zoo and wildlife medicine,” he said, adding that zoo veterinarians must also receive board certification from the American College of Zoological Medicine. “That’s usually after completing at least one or two internships after vet school. ... It’s well worth it, but it’s definitely a long-haul.” In the midst of our tour, we saw CZS veterinary staff treat a snake in a space that, due to its series of double doors, is large enough to fit large animals like polar bears and zebras. Adkesson said staff members are sent out to provide treatment for the zoo’s largest animals, such as elephants, giraffes and rhinoceroses. Continued on the next page | HINSDALEMAGAZINE


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Among the highlights of this facility is the enormous CT scan that was donated by AMITA Health Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, which Adkesson said is the most advanced such machine at any zoo in the world today. “It’s really just a huge game-changer for us in the level of diagnostic abilities that we have with these animals,” he said. “It’s letting us practice a level of medicine that’s light-years beyond what we were able to a decade ago.” Recently, Adkesson said Brookfield Zoo became the world’s first zoo with a full-time veterinary radiologist on staff, who started about six weeks prior to our visit. Adkesson said one area of focus today is keeping animals “comfortable” in the latter stages of their lives. “As our animals keep getting better and better healthcare, they keep living longer and longer,” he said, “and as they live longer and longer, we start to see all of the same [defects] that we see in people.”


Outside of the 216 acres it oversees in the Western Suburbs, the CZS is actively engaged in numerous research projects both nationally and internationally. One such project is a 45-year study of dolphins in the wild in Florida. “That study is the longest-running continuous study of marine mammals that we know of,” Strahl said. Strahl and Zeigler both emphasized that despite criticism Brookfield Zoo and other zoos and aquariums have faced in recent years from various wildlife groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), in their opinions, zoos are leaders in the arena of animal welfare, and have been instrumental in preserving several endangered species within the past century. “The reality is, we are the leaders in welfare,” Zeigler said. “It isn’t groups out there that are detractors that want to take statistics and skew them, or take things out of context.” For example, Strahl said the bison and the bald eagle—both of which are exhibited at Brookfield Zoo—were “on the brink of extinction” about 100 years and 40 years ago, respectively. “These animals are now back and thriving in wildlife areas,” he said. Zeigler cited the example of the California condor. “If it wasn’t for zoos, there’d be no California condors in Arizona, Mexico or California,” he said. Today, Strahl said the CZS breeds the Mexican gray wolf— the most endangered large animal in North America. He said Brookfield Zoo was proud to become the first in the world to receive certification for the humane treatment of animals from the American Humane Association. “That’s something that we felt was very important, because most people look at zoos and say, ‘Oh, they keep animals in captivity for profit and for entertainment,’ ” Strahl said. “With us, our mission is very strong in everything we do. The two areas where we excel are the science of animal care and welfare.” Zoo and aquarium detractors like PETA have specifically



pointed to animals’ inhibited motion or mobility within exhibits, as opposed to when left in the wild. Deriding zoos as “pitiful prisons,” PETA has stated that “zoos teach people that it is acceptable to interfere with animals and keep them locked up in captivity, where they are bored, cramped, lonely, deprived of all control over their lives, and far from their natural homes,” (source: www.peta. org). Lance Miller said he believes such concerns are unwarranted. “If you really think about animals, if you have the resources you need— if you have the food, if you have the water—, there’s no need to travel long distances,” he said. “Are you going to go walking 30 miles to get some pineapple if you can go to the grocery store to get it?” At the same time, Miller said it is important for the CZS to conduct the requisite research to ensure zoo animals are living in hospitable environments. “There’s a lot of controversy around having dolphins at zoos and aquariums right now, and we want to make sure that we’re doing everything we possibly can to provide the best possible environment for those animals,” he said. Strahl and Zeigler said ongoing CZS initiatives include researching the effects of secondary compounds in the wild like DDT that negatively impact animals, as well as working on projects to revitalize the bumblebee and monarch butterfly populations, which have suffered as a result of such compounds. “There are more deer now in Cook County than there were on the Eastern Seaboard at the turn of the last century,” Strahl said, speaking of advancements that have been made towards animal welfare and conservation. “There are success stories.” n For more information about the Chicago Zoological Society and Brookfield Zoo, visit


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“The interpretations of this style tend to focus on placing a premium on simplicity, functionality and durability.” —PETE COLLINS, COLLINS-SARSFIELD CONSTRUCTION

Take a drive through the Western Suburbs these days, and you’ll see them—in fact, you can’t not see them. Those white houses with their tall gables and their black windows; they are suddenly ubiquitous, and already, they feel right at home with our Midwestern roots. These modern farmhouses—some call them neo-rural homes—feel a little bit like the buildings you might see set back from the road in a mapdot town somewhere downstate. But they’re newer, more sophisticated and according to architect Dennis Parsons of Hinsdale’s Parsons Architects, they are not your grandma’s shack. “What makes these homes seem like farmhouses are elements like the vertical board and batten siding, which was used to build barns, and the slim black muntins that mimic the look of old iron windows,” Parsons said. “What

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makes them modern is how they work for today’s families.” Parsons said white exteriors are nothing new, and might just be a holdover from long ago. But the beauty in white, he said, is that the absence of color allows homeowners to see the design for what it is, without all the complexities and subjectiveness of color. He said the trend is coming on strong. A few more elements that make these homes stand out from other new construction are the horizontal tongueand-groove shiplap siding on some, the metal roofing on the low-slope areas of others, and on nearly all of them, there is some kind of a front porch. “Even if it’s smaller, the front porch is an important part of the home,” Parsons said, “because that’s where you make the transition from public to private.” Inside, the home’s layout isn’t that different from the center-entry colonials that have been the archetype here for more than 50 years. But a handful of the design details of these new farmhouses carry the crisp contrast from the exterior to the interior. The result is a transitional home, falling somewhere halfway between traditional and modern. Pete Collins of Collins-Sarsfield Construction said that more and more of his clients are asking for everything farmhouse. “The interpretations of this style tend to focus on placing a premium on simplicity, functionality and durability. Most have the classic white board and batten exteriors in common, along with interiors full of more functional storage areas, wood-grain ceramic and porcelain tile, subway tile and even the use of some reclaimed materials,” Collins said. “Because it is so simple, there is a lot of room for people to tweak designs to incorporate their own style and personality.” n

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LIST OF TRENDS It’s hard not to feel at home in any of the local new builds or remodels, because every one of them is pulling in the fresh styles and new ideas that will have you wishing you lived there before you even walk through the front door. Here are ten of the trends we are loving right now: • Free-standing, soaking bathtubs instead of built-ins, and bigger showers with more bells and whistles and rain-shower faucets. • Quartz is king in the kitchen, taking over where granite left off. And no ordinary island—with a tiered counter and a work sink—will do. Islands have become more streamlined, and much, much bigger, giving families a plain-but-ample workspace. • Upper cupboards have started to disappear, leaving room for more decorative open-shelving. The everyday items that used to fill up the uppers—ugly boxes of Lucky Charms, endless cans of soup, mismatched coffee cups—now reside in a dry pantry elsewhere. • Rustic touches, like a single antique brass pendant light in the foyer or reclaimed barn wood on a statement wall, take away the cookie-cutter look of new builds. The salvage yards in Chicago have never been busier. • Endless materials can peacefully coexist on the home’s exterior. There is no longer a two-material maximum. • The comeback of the screened-in porch. “You can enjoy the outdoors without Coke cans full of yellow jackets,” Parsons said. • Luxuries that make life easier are available inside and out: organic LED mirrors that turn into TVs, linear in-wall fireplaces, and drive-thru porte cocheres for homes with detached garages. • Mud rooms are finally living up to their name, with shower basins for cleaning off muddy boots or paws. • The family’s command center—also known as mom’s office—is the kitchen’s next door neighbor: there when you need it, but out of sight when you don’t. • Stairways are evolving too. The 90-degree switchback stairs halfway down the hall mean you aren’t faced with steps in the foyer, and more light can make its way into the middle of the home. | HINSDALEMAGAZINE





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HINSDALE FOOD PANTRY HCS Family Services operates a pantry in the basement of the memorial building in downtown Hinsdale.

Hinsdale is home to some of the finest and most valuable real estate in the Chicago area and the nation at-large, but beneath perhaps its most symbolic structure—the Hinsdale Memorial Building—is a site completely inconsistent with affluence, luxury and opulence. In the basement of the memorial

building, HCS Family Services holds a food pantry that serves several thousand needy residents of southeast DuPage County and western Cook County. “Our boundaries stretch from Oak Brook through Willowbrook, through Downers Grove to Hodgkins,” said Deb Baker, executive director of HCS Family

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“The extra food always helps me and my 1,600—or nearly 40 percent—were children; it offsets some of the cost of Willowbrook residents, the vast majority of which reside in unincorporated living; it’s been very good for my family.” Willowbrook south of Interstate 55 near Graham’s husband works part-time as a supervisor at UPS, but said having to provide for six people would be “pretty tight” without GREATEST SERVICE NEEDS the option of the food pantry, (by number of people served in 2015) which she visits once per month. Willowbrook 1,614 “It’s very expensive when I Westmont 854 go to the grocery store,” she said. Darien 267 “It can be so expensive, especially Clarendon Hills 215 during the summertime, when Hinsdale 181 they’re out of school.” Despite the fact she has the According to the Northern Illinois Food Bank, more than 85,000 people in DuPage County option of visiting the pantry are facing hunger, 44 percent of which more than once per month, are children (about 37,500). Graham said she is inhibited by the fact that she and her husband share one vehicle. the elementary school. But starting this month, Graham and many of her neighbors will have “No matter all the great planning, the opportunity to benefit from a new resources and energies we spend on pantry HCS Family Services is opening providing our children with a quality at Anne M. Jeans Elementary School in education, if a child is hungry, that unincorporated Willowbrook. student is not going to learn,” said Thomas Schneider, superintendent of “Back in April, we had started discussions with District 86 about Burr Ridge School District 180, in a release. opening a pantry at Hinsdale South,” Baker said. “Unfortunately, that didn’t Graham said she is “very excited” work out as we planned; but immediately about the new pantry. following the decision at South, we were “It’s within walking distance; it’s right contacted by District 180, which is Burr in our neighborhood,” she said. Ridge Middle [School] and Anne M. In the new pantry initiative, HCS will Jeans Elementary [School]. And we were partner with the Northern Illinois Food offered the opportunity to start a pantry Bank, which has worked on one other at Anne M. Jeans. We’re very excited school-based pantry in DuPage County in about opening a pantry there.” the West Chicago district, which opened The Jeans school board approved the in 2014. pantry early last month, and it will feed Baker said the pantry—which families with children under 18 that have will resemble the current one in the at least one child within District 86 or memorial building—will operate in an one of its 23 feeder schools. approximately 800 square-foot room located above the school gymnasium, and “The reason we want to open a schoolbased pantry is actually because we’re the current plan is to run it after school trying to target families with children to from 4 to 7 p.m. eliminate food insecurities with children,” As at the Hinsdale food pantry, Baker Baker said. said toiletries will also be available at the The site is especially practical for school pantry. pantry-users, as of the more than 4,000 “Families will be able to come in; residents from HCS’s service area that they’ll be able to receive dairy, meat, utilized the pantry last year, about produce—basically, all of their nutritional



needs,” she said. In addition to its new initiative at Jeans, Baker said HCS will continue to operate its Hinsdale pantry, as well as its mobile food pantry, which will shift to another “high-need” section of its service area at a municipal building in Darien in October. “I definitely want to thank the community for all the support that they’ve given us to make [these pantries] run,” she said, “because we honestly couldn’t do it without groups like the [Hinsdale] Junior [Woman’s Club], the churches, the Village of Hinsdale—everybody that does support what we do.” Reflecting on her experience with HCS Family Services, Graham said without the pantry option, “I honestly don’t know what I would do.” “I’m really grateful to HCS for everything they’ve done for my family,” Graham said. “It’s really keeping us afloat. My children are able to go into the kitchen, and I don’t have to worry about what they’re going to eat.” • • • HCS Family Services and its Hinsdale food pantry are located at the Hinsdale Memorial Building at 19 E. Chicago Ave. in Hinsdale. Parking is available behind the building on Maple Street. The pantry operates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 to 10:30 a.m., and on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration for the pantry ends 30 minutes before it closes. In order to qualify for the pantry, a family’s annual household income must be at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level (e.g. cannot exceed $44,955 per year for a family of four). Pantry donations are accepted from 3 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. n For more information about HCS Family Services, visit

Parents are growing concerned. Why? According to a New York

is, kids brought in by their mother or father soon find out there’s

Times article on 11/21/10 by Matt Richie, “A number of educators

more in this adventure for them than for their parents.

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So what’s the solution? Taking away all those games, phones,

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tackle the next, more challenging goal. As Bill Thompson says, “If

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When people hear the words “martial arts” they sometimes

think of action movies. Bill Thompson offers a different view. Bill is

the president of Strive Martial Arts where he explains that,“Marital

there in the distance. But as Thompson points out, “A dream

Arts is about more than punching and kicking.” It’s about a way

without a goal is just a dream.” The Strive program is designed

of life built around all American words like confidence, focus,

to help students pursue their dream, one step at a time. One

self-discipline, persistence, and achievement. Together, these

goal at a time. At Strive they say that there is only one direction

concepts build a foundation of character designed to promote

to go, and that’s forward. That’s why classes move forward in

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seven week sessions, each session ending with testing and (if

requirements are met) the awarding of the next level of belt.

The use of the word strive in Strive Martial Arts is no accident.

For all students, the dream of attaining a Black Belt is always

Bill and his fellow instructors work tirelessly to support their students

as they strive to reach their own personal goals. Whether young

colored belts. At every step, students take pride in attaining their

or old, each student is there for his or her own reasons. Some

newest belt. Of course, as Thompson reminds us, while the Black

are looking to build confidence through the ability to defend

Belt may be the ultimate destination, it is the journey that counts.

themselves. Some are there to build their physical fitness. Some

It is the journey that builds the kind of character that most people

young people are there simply because they’ve seen martial arts

agree is the kind that makes a difference in the world. Strive

in action—it looks cool and they want to do it!

Martial Arts is helping its students make a difference. Learning to

Of course, some are there because it was their parents’ idea.

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They see it as a way to help their children grow and establish

able to kick the digital habit, put it in its proper place, and focus

good mental and physical habits that will serve them in all

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STATE CHAMPS! by Mike Ellis Hinsdale Little League enjoyed a successful summer on the state level, with a pair of its teams winning state on July 28. The 9-10 All-Stars won their first contest in convincing fashion over a team from downstate Salem, 16-2, before advancing to the semifinals in a more competitive ballgame, 12-9, over a Tri-Cities squad that featured little leaguers from west suburban Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles. Hinsdale proceeded to advance to the finals with a 13-8 victory over Streator. In the championship game, Hinsdale faced a team from Bradley-Bourbonnais, which was reeling after the mother of its catcher died in a tragic accident on the team’s trip to Moline on the far western

end of the state. According to the Moline Little League, the woman, Jamie Leech, was involved in a single-car accident on Interstate 80 just east of LaSalle. Stricken with grief, the BradleyBourbonnais team was prepared to concede the championship to Hinsdale, but in a gesture of compassion and sportsmanship, Hinsdale coaches Monty Cornell, Scott Frisoni and Brent Rasmussen decided to share the title with Bradley-Bourbonnais. Meanwhile, the Hinsdale 10-11 AllStars competed in Pittsfield, Ill., located southwest of Springfield, from July 23 to 28. This squad advanced to the finals in dominant fashion, defeating its first three

opponents—Streator, Horner Park and Elmhurst—by a 53-12 margin, averaging a staggering 17.7 runs per game over the three-game stretch. In a double-elimination tournament, however, Hinsdale would come up once more against Elmhurst, which earned its way into the finals by defeating a Riverside squad, 12-4. While Hinsdale trounced Elmhurst, 206, in the semifinals, this team would prove more difficult to defeat the second time around, as Hinsdale edged them out by the narrowest of margins, 10-9, to capture the state championship. n For more information about the Hinsdale Little League, visit

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UNIQUELY THURSDAYS Photography by Mike Ellis Hundreds of local residents turned out for the final Uniquely Thursdays concert of 2016 in Burlington Park in Hinsdale on Aug. 17. The concert was uncharacteristically shifted to Wednesday, and was a make-up of an earlier concert that was canceled due to inclement weather. A stream of showers that passed through the area initially threatened the concert, but the sky cleared within the first hour of the show. 7th Heaven closed out the season with popular tunes, while attendees enjoyed food and refreshments along Chicago Ave. A number of local businesses featured booths along the sidewalk, including BMO Harris Bank of Hinsdale, D’Aprile Properties and Normandy Remodeling. Uniquely Thursdays is organized by the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce on ten consecutive Thursday evenings in downtown Hinsdale each summer. n




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COMMUNITY HOUSE 3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT Photography by Mike Ellis

Several hundred local kids and adults competed in the third annual Community House 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Hinsdale on Aug. 21. Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg, a Burr Ridge resident, got the day underway with some words of encouragement, and proceeded to sink a free throw surrounded by dozens of kids. Jenifer Fabian, executive director of The Community House (TCH), said 75 boys and girls teams ranging from fourth grade to 35-and-over signed up to play, matching the non-profit organization’s emphasis on its 75th anniversary. Community members and tournament participants alike also enjoyed games and activities at TCH’s “party in the park,” which was held in the afternoon in the field east of The Community House.


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[1] Kids lined up to watch Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg shoot a free throw; [2] Throwback jerseys were popular at this year’s 3-on-3 tournament; [3] Competition was co-ed, with both boys and girls divisions; [4] Jenifer Fabian, Victor Galati and Shannon Jauregui; [5] Hoiberg offers words of encouragement; [6] Some of the games involved free throws after shooting fouls





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Oak Brook Polo Club completed the last half of its season with the USPA (United States Polo Association) Drake Challenge Cup “India Returns” and the USPA International Cup. This year, the Delhi Polo Club included one of India’s most decorated polo players on its team, five-goaler Samir Suhag. Suhag is an iconic sports figure in India, and is also well-known on the international polo circuit, having played all over the world. The beautiful brass and gold trophy was on display, on which you could see the names of polo’s most celebrated players that have competed on Oak Brook’s polo fields for nearly a century. Oak Brook Polo Club welcomed back a team from the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica for the USPA International Cup. This prestigious tournament was first played in 1986 against Great Britain, captained by Prince Charles, which was attended by more than 4,000 polo fans. The nearly weeklong tournament ended with the finals at the Oak Brook Polo Club, for what was a grand send-off to a successful 2016 polo season. n

[1] Oak Brook-India game action; [2] Delhi Polo Club Awards and team; [3] Oak Brook awards ceremony; [4] Anandpur Sahib Polo Gold Vase; [5] Arranmore Moonlight Mixer

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How has the perception of female motorcycle riders changed over the years? If you look at today’s woman motorcyclist compared to let’s about riding, parts and accessories, clothing, trips, special say seven years ago when I learned to ride at the age of 50, events, and good old-fashioned conversations about our families perceptions are changing. The horrible stereotypes associated and careers. Determine what you are interested in, and I can with women riders, such as uneducated, bad people, dirty, road guarantee you that you will find a wonderful group of women rage, death-wish, angry at the world, running to ride with. For example, I ride with the away and gangs are slowly disappearing. It’s Midwest Women Riders (Facebook) and unfortunate that pop-culture continues to the Wild Roses of Illinois—great women, fuel the view of who rides motorcycles into great rides, great information and great two genres: biker gangs and a guy searching friendships. Besides women’s groups, I am a for something while out on the road. And the member of the Wildfire Harley Davidson’s situations always show the man riding with Harley Owners Group (HOG), and do the woman on the back, primarily as a sex participate in other rides such as Toys For object. Tots, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Tour (FAST), Well, open up your eyes—today there are the H-D Milwaukee Rally Women’s Ride thousands and thousands of women out on and DuKane Abate rides. the road riding their own motorcycles. They What are some favorite rides in the area, are purchasing motorcycles that specifically and one of my favorite excursions? I bought fit for them, and spending their money on a big touring bike, because I love longcustom designs. There are hundreds of special distance riding, and I have incorporated the events, tours, women-owned businesses and Michele celebrates the beauty of riding motorcycle into my speaking business—and groups popping up every day. the Coulee Corridor scenic byway The industry is very slow in designing my clients love to see a professional female in Washington State on the way to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. motorcycles to fit women and clothing that speaker on a motorcycle. My favorite rides looks feminine, yet is sturdy for riding. so far are Vermont, New Orleans, the Blue And the perceptions that a girl can’t ride Ridge Mountains, Vancouver, Utah and the that big bike, or that girls can’t teach others to ride, are finally Big Bear Pass in Montana. Alaska, Historic U.S. Rte. 66, Europe disappearing. Just take a look at my photo—I own a Harley and Nova Scotia are on my bucket-list. Davidson Limited CVO, and so do many other women. Windy City Motorcycle Group is quite supportive in How can you begin the experience of riding a motorcycle? promoting its riding academy to women, and recruiting more Sign up for class through Harley Davidson’s Riding Academy at female instructors. I absolutely love being a rider coach for the Wildfire HD (Villa Park), Fox River HD (St. Charles), Illinois riding academy. You will see me on the motorcycle ranges at HD (Countryside), or City Limits HD (Palatine). Go to your Wildfire HD, Fox River HD, Illinois HD and City Limits HD. local DMV, and get the Motorcycle Rules of the Road book and your permit. Then ask a friend or ask me to bring you to There is a social aspect of motorcycle riders. What events and a dealership to introduce you to the culture. I had never been opportunities are available? There are numerous women riding in a dealership, and was scared. I experienced the friendliness groups available online and in-person. These groups provide and the passion everyone had for riding. I fell in love with this phenomenal networking experiences to learn from other women beautiful sport, and have met so many wonderful people. n

MICHELE WIERZGAC CONTRIBUTING WRITER Michele Wierzgac, keynote speaker and author, has been dubbed by the media as “Business Solutions from the Lady on the Harley.” In her spare time, Michele is a rider coach for Harley-Davidson’s Motorcycle Riding Academy. She has a Master’s degree in educational administration and leadership from Illinois State University, where she also earned an undergraduate degree in physical education and athletic coaching.









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HMtechknow by Errol Janusz

CRYPTLOCKER VIRUS This edition of techKnow reviews a few different ways to protect your home and business from any type of Ransomware or “Cryptlocker” virus. This type of virus will arrive on your computer via a hacked Web site or e-mail attachment, and simply encrypt or “lock” your data forever. The hackers will demand a predetermined amount of money in order for you to receive a key to unlock your data. In most cases, we recommend not paying the ransom, because many times, you never even receive a key after payment.


The worst possible way to protect yourself from viruses is having a free antivirus product. Some of these include AVG Free, Avast! and Microsoft Security Essentials. These poor excuses for antivirus protection often stop working, and fail to warn you if there is a virus on your network. The world of antivirus software has changed in the past two years. It is important to have a business-grade antivirus solution on your network that will e-mail you detailed protection reports, and include a centralized monitoring system. If you are in healthcare and currently do not have this type of system in place, you are in direct violation of HIPAA compliance.


The most common way any Ransomware viruses gets delivered on to your system is through an e-mail attachment. It is wise to train your employees not to open just any attachment, especially if it is from an unknown sender. Spam protection will help block those e-mails from ever reaching your inbox. If you use a product like Hosted Exchange or Office 365, you are already protected. If you are paying for a basic, $100/year e-mail system, you may want to invest into an e-mail security system.


Your back-ups are your last line of defense from any Ransomware attack. Spam and antivirus protection will help defend your network from the hackers, but not every system is 100-percent secure. Having a wellmonitored, secure and offsite backup solution is the best way to protect yourself. There are many affordable backup plans available online, but it is important to choose a protection plan that will survive a Ransomware attack. As presumptuous as it sounds to “survive a Ransomware attack,” you will find many stories online about the thousands of businesses that have closed their doors, because they ignored their IT security. n Errol Janusz is president and lead technician at Edward Technology in Hinsdale. For more information, contact Errol at 630-333-9323, ext. 303, or e-mail You can also visit



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HMpeakperformance by Jim Fannin

CHAMPIONS ARE FASTIDIOUS— ARE YOU? The best in the world are experts at something. NBA superstar Stephen Curry of the 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors is an expert at shooting a basketball. This expertise was honed by launching 500 shots every day in the off-season. During the NBA’s grueling season, he fires up 250 to 300 balls on a daily basis. More importantly, it’s his approach (not the quantity of shots) that sets him apart: he is fastidious. Fastidious: very attentive and concerned about accuracy and detail.

Years ago, I had a meeting in the old Chicago Stadium with the Blackhawks general manager. As I entered the stadium around noon, I heard a lone basketball bouncing on the hardwood. Later that night, the Bulls would play the Boston Celtics, and there on the floor alone was the great Larry Bird. He dribbled two steps to his right, and swiftly launched a three-point shot. Over and over, Bird shot the exact same shot with the same precision and attention to detail. After a 45-minute meeting with the late Keith Magnuson, I found Bird still shooting the same shot. Later that night, I witnessed “Larry Legend” drain this same shot with only seconds left in the game to force the Bulls into overtime.—He was fastidious. To prepare for his first appearance on The Tonight Show, comedian Jerry Seinfeld did 200 reps of his routine. This master of detail in crafting a joke is fastidious. There is a cost to being great: it’s paying attention to detail. What is your strength in management, sales, golf or other sport? What aspect of your business, sport or life do you need to hone? Champions definitely have dominant aspects of their game. It is these strengths that are refined with precision, tenacity and perseverance; however, it is the approach of committing to excellence that is the difference-maker. This week, I contracted a custom flooring company to refinish my hardwood floors. As I watched in fascination, a cohesive team executed their craft meticulously. They painstakingly sanded every corner; there were no mistakes. The floor looks amazing.

They cleaned the debris as they worked.—They were fastidious. Well-executed, mental and physical routines produce master chefs, Hall of Fame athletes, world-class musicians and successful entrepreneurs. What about you? Champions in sports, business and life hone the basics of their craft. What fundamental or basic skill in your business or sport can you hone into an expertise? Have you drained 100 four-foot putts in a row in pursuit of a dominant short-game? The best putters in the world do this regularly. Do you relentlessly practice the openings and closings of your sales presentations? The greatest sales personnel do. Do you greet your “significant other” with full engagement and your most positive demeanor every time after you’ve been apart for a few hours or more? The best spouses don’t waver. The world is tired of mediocrity. Experts are wanted and needed. It’s time to practice the basics of your craft. Your approach of committed excellence will be the difference in becoming a champion. Several years ago, I presented a seminar to 22 district managers of Dominick’s Finer Foods, a Chicago-based grocery chain. The least-tenured manager had 17 years under his belt. It was obvious they were not interested in honing their craft of managing excellence in their team. Why should they?—They were veterans. What more could they learn? They knew it all; they had been there and done that. However, I intuitively knew their days were numbered. Within six months, Dominick’s was purchased by national grocery chain Safeway, and all managers were released.—They were not fastidious. Experts keep training; they strive for excellence. They hone the basics, and are obsessed with accuracy, consistency and quality. They pay attention to detail. After dismantling the Los Angeles Clippers with 33 points in a nationally-televised game, Curry told reporters, “I have room to improve; I need to keep working hard.” Will he win another MVP award? Probably. Could he be the most improved player this season after an MVP season last year? Definitely—he’s fastidious. Are you? n

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HMspiritualinsight by Dan Meyer

The BEST in people THE ASSIGNMENT When I was a freshman in college, I took an art course in which the first assignment was to “draw a picture of someone well-known to you.” I chose my girlfriend, Lola, and sketched her features from head-to-toe. It was a darn good likeness—at least I thought so, until the assignment was returned a few days later with a grade of “C-.” I was so flabbergasted that I went to my professor and asked for an explanation. He simply circled several portions of my drawing. Next to the circles, he wrote in the margin three terse phrases: “head under-developed—neck too long—feet too large.” I left his office deeply dejected. About a week later, I was walking across campus with Lola when we happened to pass my art professor. “Oh, good afternoon, Meyer,” he said. Then, surveying Lola with a focus that was almost awkward, he leaned over and whispered in my ear, “Make that an A-.” LIABILITIES UNLIMITED Okay, that didn’t really happen; but I share this little fiction to spark some thinking about the way that you and me tend to perceive many of the people around us. Most of us are remarkably good at seeing and describing people’s liabilities. Sure, we sometimes misjudge people. But much of the time, we do accurately see a variety of things that are genuinely wrong with them—at least in terms of some higher standard. When somebody’s willingness to pull their fair-share, or keep their word, or use their head is under-developed—when someone’s list of excuses or complaints is just too long—when somebody’s anger, ego or appetites are a bit too large—, we notice these things. You could probably draw a verbal picture of all kinds of imperfect people you know—from our political candidates, to your workplace or social circle, to the folks in your family. You could sketch out their liabilities so clearly that anyone who got a really good look at the actual subject you had drawn for them would likely give you an “A” for your description. Steeped in the culture of critique, it’s no wonder, then, that we run the other way when we see certain people coming. It’s not particularly surprising that we say or think the things we do behind certain people’s backs. When you can see someone’s liabilities so clearly, it is only human to react with avoidance, criticism or backlashing emotion. A DIFFERENT WAY OF SEEING God, however, looks at people differently. With a penetrating perception much greater than ours, God can certainly see the flaws and foibles in others. He is, after all, the ultimate standard of love, beauty, goodness, excellence—you name it. There are times when God calls out these liabilities he sees in others so they can examine themselves, and move to make needed changes. More often, however, God’s focus is on the whole picture of someone’s life, no matter how imperfect some parts of them are. God doesn’t simply see people’s liabilities; he also sees their possibilities.

DAN MEYER CONTRIBUTING WRITER Dr. Dan Meyer is the senior pastor at Christ Church of Oak Brook.



He doesn’t view people as the “as-builts” others might discount; he views people as the valuable assets they could become with the right help. In other words, God loves the best in people, and his love helps bring forth more of the best in them. Many religious traditions have their own way of describing this spiritual truth. In the Christian tradition, one of the most luminous examples of this is the choice Jesus makes in the selection of his first four disciples. Remember, Jesus was putting together the circle of people with whom he would be most intimate, and through whose lives he would seek to mount an enduring revolution. Had today’s media been watching his selections the way they judge contemporary nominations or candidates on The Voice, there’s little doubt they would have been disappointed. Jesus chose Andrew, a hippy-type with a record of changing gurus like most of us change underwear. He selected Simon, a prideful person with a tendency to talk big and then live small. Jesus picked Phillip, a guy whose spirituality went only about an inch deep. And then he chose Nathanael, a sarcastic skeptic with little obvious prospects of ever turning around. But Jesus saw the possibilities that lived alongside their liabilities. He saw in Andrew the curious passion needed to grow a spiritual movement. He saw in Simon the potential strength needed to become the “rock” (Petros or Peter) of the early church. Jesus saw in Phillip an affability that could influence others for God’s kingdom. He saw in Nathanael the kind of daring honesty crucial to finding the truth. And so Jesus poured his life into these people—challenging them, encouraging them and companioning them in the belief they might yet become the best. And they did. These flawed people became the instruments through which God brought forth sanctuaries, hospitals, orphanages, universities and countless other forms of flourishing that have given rise to Western civilization as we know it. THE BEST IN PEOPLE What if you and I could shift our focus from the worst in people to the best in them? Name a virtue you see in a child—even if there’s only a grain of it right now. Find something you can applaud in someone you find it difficult to like, and tell him or her about it. Commend someone for a small job well done, even if it’s the only thing for which you can commend them. Instead of trying to point out and pluck up the weeds in someone’s character or performance, try watering the tiny bloom of virtue or potential you see in them—the way God does with you. Once there was a very angry, selfish, confused young man, with a serious problem with drugs and alcohol. But a servant of God named Mike saw beyond his liabilities, and believed he might become something more. So Mike poured himself into challenging and encouraging and companioning that guy—nurturing the possibilities. That young man became me. I’ve needed help all along the way to become what I can be, and maybe you have too. Who else do you know that needs help to become their best? n

Hinsdale Magazine September 2016  
Hinsdale Magazine September 2016