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Name:  James M. Heffern  

Pen Name: J.M. Heffern

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1932 in Illinois


Illinois Connection

Heffern lives in Elk Grove Village.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Heffern has lived in Elk Grove Village most of his life. He has been very active in the community and served as a board commissioner. A lifelong supporter of the Elk Grove Park District, his involvement began in 1964 with boys baseball. He went on to start youth football in 1967 and create the men's over 50 softball league in 1997. To honor his commitment to the Park District, the park located at 781 Crest Avenue in the Village was named after him in 2015.

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