Alden Township Film Director John Hughes Dies

A neighbor to the north of film director John Hughes pointed me to this Google satellite image of his mansion on Hebron Road just south of Gasch Road.

“Every 4th of July we got the best fire works and we don’t even have to leave our home,” she told me.

There was a similar display when his son got married.

Hughes is probably best known for his coming of age movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

It was another that I’ll remember.

It was, “The Breakfast Club.”

When the Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club where I met my bride was being named, I insisted it be called the “Crystal Lake Breakfast Kiwanis Club.”

The Chicago Tribune is reporting his publicist’s saying he died of a heart attack at age 59.

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The address, a Harvard reader tells me, is Harvard. I expanded the headline to add “Township” to “Alden.”


Alden Township Film Director John Hughes Dies — 4 Comments

  1. I'm not a big stickler on these kinds of things, but that portion of Hebron road actually is in Harvard, not Alden. Give credit to our "little ol' town!" We need everything we can get!

  2. So is half of Harvard, still considered Harvard though. ha ha, give us some credit Mr. Skinner! Your friends at the Northworst Herald did!

  3. His home is located in Harvard, IL… Alden Township… McHenry County.

    No matter where he lived, John Hughes was an amazing writer-director who touched the lives of so many in my generation and I am deeply saddened by his untimely death.

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