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Thumbs up, thumbs down for Hinsdale

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:30 p.m. CDT
Willowbrook Police Chief Mark Shelton, Willowbrook Goodwill Store Manager Erin Traynor, Giordanos Pizza Owner Jim Hassett, ScribbleBooks author and Sirius XM DJ James Dague, Whole Foods representative Allison Golinvaux and Club Goodwill member Tracy Wolniakowski sample dishes made by chefs Sarah Simington and John Conley on July 11 during the "Goodwill Backyard BBQ."

Thumbs up to WIllowbrook Goodwill staff and all who made the "Goodwill Backyard BBQ" cooking competition possible. On July 11, representatives from Whole Foods, Sirius XM, Giordanos Pizza and the Willowbrook Police Department helped judge dishes from made by chefs Sarah Simington and John Conley while attendees were treated to food samplings and a 30 percent discount to the store. Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago served over 61,000 people in 2013, and it is encouraging that the non-profit is reaching out to its neighbors and raising awareness for its brand.

Thumbs up to the Village of Clarendon Hills for moving forward with its downtown master plan. The Clarendon Hills Planning and Zoning Board has now held several meetings to gauge public opinion regarding the project, but has received little criticism from residents. We are excited to see finalized design renderings that will combine modern architecture, mixed use buildings and an accessible layout.

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