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Report: Ex-Des Plaines Alderman Mark Henkes Dies

The Journal and Topics newspaper reported that former Des Plaines alderman Mark Henkes died Sunday.

A former Des Plaines alderman who also was a track star at Maine West High School died Sunday at the age of 60, the Journal and Topics newspaper reported.

Mark Henkes, 61, was a sprinter at Maine West in the 1960s and served for several years as third ward alderman, the newspaper reported. He died of complications from diabetes.

Phil Heller January 09, 2013 at 12:28 AM
My condolences to the Henkes family. I believe I worked with Mark at the Des Plaines Publishing Company ( Suburban Times) in the early 1970's. I have a book that I think he wrote " Des Plaines: A History". He was a nice person.
Phil Heller January 09, 2013 at 03:32 AM
Reading his book tonight. Very thorough account of the area from 1830's up to 1970's.
Becky Henkes January 09, 2013 at 04:09 AM
Yes my brother, Mark, did write the history book in 1975. He really enjoyed talking with the old timers and learning about Des Plaines
Karla Jacobson January 09, 2013 at 04:10 PM
I knew Mark from High School. Great guy - I'm sure he will be missed. My condolences to the family.

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