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   The first issue of The Hinsdalean was published Sept. 28, 2006. This weekly  newspaper is dedicated to covering Hinsdale,  focusing on the people who live  and work here. The founders built the newspaper around the philosophy of community journalism the way it was meant to be. That philosophy recalls simpler times when one newspaper covered one town. The Hinsdalean is delivered free each Thursday morning. It is the only newspaper that delivers every issue to every home in Hinsdale.

   Co-owners Jim Slonoff and Pam Lannom both began their newspaper careers here in Hinsdale at The Doings. Their love of the newspaper field and of this community led them to start The Hinsdalean.

   Jim is a past president of the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Illinois Press Association. He is a current board member for the Illinois Press Association, the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association and serves as an advisor to the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Ilene, and their two sons live in Hinsdale. He has won national, state and regional awards in design, photography and advertising. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.

   Pam is past president of the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a past president and board member for the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. She is lay leader and chairman of church council at the First United Methodist Church in Western Springs. She and her husband, Dan, live in the western suburbs. She has won national, state and regional writing awards. She has a master’s degree in literature from American University and a bachelor’s in literature from Illinois Wesleyan University.

   The other members of the staff are also seasoned community newspaper professionals. The group has worked together a total of more than 100 years right here in Hinsdale.

   Since the paper's beginning, our staff has won more than 100 awards from regional, state and national press associations.


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