CHAMPAIGN – John Charles Hirschfeld, 78, of Champaign died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 30, 2014) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.
John Hirschfeld's immediate neighbors in , are 9 individuals in 2 households.
Though the election was nonpartisan, McCollum was generally understood to be a moderate Democrat, and John Hirschfeld jumped on him. A 1989 Hirschfeld column ridiculed a joint proclamation by McCollum and the mayor of adjacent Urbana creating "Lesbian and Gay Pride Day." Hirschfeld wondered at McCollum's motives. "How better to get re-elected than by satiating the public desires of a very small, but very vocal minority. Yet, this is the same mayor who has not seen his way clear to declare Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the city of Champaign."