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Bagley House gets Wright buyer

An early Frank Lloyd Wright design on County Line Road in Hinsdale was saved from potential demolition after being purchased last week by preservationists. The 1894-built Frederick... — Updated 9/22/2021

Group working to restore HMS sculpture

The Windhover - the blue metal sculpture outside Hinsdale Middle School - has caused more than one raised eyebrow as passersby wondered what it was and where it came from. HMS... — Updated 9/23/2021

Tally of new COVID-19 cases reported in Hinsdale over past week

Thirty Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 27 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported three new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 9/22/2021

Hinsdale Central is a Blue Ribbon School

Hinsdale Central High School is one of 18 schools from Illinois to be named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. “This award is a testament to the tireless efforts of our exemplary faculty and... — Updated 9/22/2021

Art exhibit showcases area talent

The Community House hosted the Congressional Art Competition reception, an annual event that allows high school students from the 6th Congressional District of Illiois to showcase... — Updated 9/23/2021

Once upon a time

The friendly confines - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions how popular baseball was in the village. "The town baseball team about 1923 is shown 'at the... — Updated 9/22/2021

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 Hinsdale South High School 7401 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien https:... — Updated 9/22/2021

This week's cover

Candy face - Isla and Grace Callahan had as much fun eating their cotton candy as they did putting it on their faces at the Uniquely Thursday concert Sept. 2. The Millenials were... — Updated 9/23/2021

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business at Tuesday’s meeting, trustees: • agreed to award the 2021 50/50 sidewalk project to Suburban Concrete in an amount not to exceed $84,860. The board will take an official vote on... — Updated 9/22/2021

Good news

IAEA HONORS STAFF IN DISTRICTS 181, 86 Several individuals in Community Consolidated School District 181 and Hinsdale High School District 86 have received awards from the Illinois Art Education Association. Meg Cooper, executive... — Updated 9/22/2021

Mom calls attention to soldiers' ultimate sacrifice

Hinsdale's Roseann Coyner was driving her daughter to her new job in Seattle in mid-August when they passed through North Ogden, Utah. In 2018, North Ogden's mayor Brent Taylor... — Updated 9/22/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police released the following reports Sept. 22. Suspects arrested on warrant Robert E. Besterfeldt, 40, 2985 Talaga Drive, Algonquin, and Elizabeth A. Besterfeldt, 39, 217 Thomas St., Cary, were arrested on McHenry... — Updated 9/22/2021


While her mother was building a career helping people buy and sell houses in and around Hinsdale, Suzy Marcus was helping owners turn those houses into homes. Five years ago, the... — Updated 9/23/2021

What a difference 5,475 days make

Mike Slonoff is getting married tomorrow. Fifteen years ago, when his father, Jim, and I started this paper, he was a senior at Hinsdale Central. We’d see him in the halls while we were working on a story (why wasn’t he in... — Updated 9/22/2021

Finding meaning in the space between

Years ago, when I began writing for The Hinsdalean, I was asked to introduce myself in a short column. I described myself with a string of nouns: “wife,” “mother,... — Updated 9/22/2021

Early intervention is key to saving lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us in some way. While the long-term mental health repercussions may not be clear, the challenges of the last 18 months are sure to be taking a toll on many. September is National Suicide... — Updated 9/22/2021

Fall fests ripe for enjoyment

The arrival of autumn means the opening of area farms and facilities to families for fall festivities. From apple and pumpkin picking to corn mazes and hayrides, these harvest... — Updated 9/22/2021


Oktoberfest Sept. 25 & 26 Brookfield Zoo 3300 Golf Road Enjoy authentic German food, beer and music at this seasonal event at the zoo. Zoogoers can visit the beer garden on the East Mall from... — Updated 9/22/2021

Hinsdale library welcomes October with array of programs

Changing colors, warm apple cider and cooler days must mean October is around the corner. Anne (of Green Gables fame) once professed, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there... — Updated 9/22/2021

Pet pic of the week

Audrey is a retriever mix dog who is ready to meet her forever family. She would do well with kids 5 and older. She's a sweet 6-year-old who loves to give kisses and whose adoption... — Updated 9/22/2021

Friday night fandemonium

The student section is in a frenzy on a recent Friday night at Dickinson Field. As the marching band finishes its pre-game songs and files past the bleachers to take up its post in... — Updated 9/22/2021

Instant replay

Hinsdale Central tennis players Mia Batenic and Elizabeth Singer employ their backhands during their matches at the Red Devil Invite Sept. 11 against Fenwick, Rockford Auburn and... — Updated 9/22/2021

Hinsdale falcons

9U MAINTAINS WINNING STREAK The Falcons came into their game against Park Ridge off a strong week of practice. The goal for the week was to “go 4-0”. With four players missing, it would take a total team effort. The hard work... — Updated 9/22/2021

Student athlete profile

Name: Jack Inabnit Year: senior Hometown: Clarendon Hills When did you start playing golf? I've been playing in golf tournaments since I was probably 8 or 9. A lot of the guys that... — Updated 9/22/2021


Cross country. girls Sept. 18 @ Richard Spring Invite V places 3rd with 235 points McCabe, 18th, 17:29.9 Brorson, 41st, 18:19.4 Milligan, 56th, 18:37.7 Thanos, 63rd, 18:42.5 Golf, boys Sept. 21 @ WSC meet V places 1st with 281... — Updated 9/22/2021

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