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Free parking coming to downtown

The need to forage for loose change in order to park on downtown Hinsdale streets will soon be in the rearview mirror. On June 1, the village's new three-hour parking zone takes... — Updated 5/25/2022

A touch of Grace

Chopped champion Grace Goudie visited the Hinsdale Public Library earlier this month to cook and chat about her experiences from waiting tables in Hinsdale to winning the first... — Updated 5/26/2022

Bank building once home to fire station

Ever notice the stars in relief on the top corners of the front door of 25 E. First St.? Or the red bell mounted on the brick wall? Both are clues as to the original use of the... — Updated 5/25/2022

Once upon a time

Early multi-use building - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of the hook and ladder group in front of the town hall at 25 E. First St. about... — Updated 5/25/2022

Increases in positive cases holding steady

The DuPage County Health Department reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 in Hinsdale over the past week, bringing the total number of cases in the DuPage County portion of Hinsdale to 3,618, compared to 3,566 last week. The Cook... — Updated 5/25/2022

Madison students pitch in

The Madison School Kids Care Club celebrated Earth Day by hosting a school wide outdoor clean-up last month. All Madison students were encouraged to pick up trash around the school... — Updated 5/25/2022

This week's cover

Joining the bigs - Members of the Devil's baseball club's 9-U Red team visited the Hinsdale Central baseball game May 18. The boys had the chance to line up for the National Anthem... — Updated 5/26/2022

Mazzochi sponsors talk on property tax appeals

State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi (R-47, Elmhurst) together with Downers Grove Township Assessor Greg Boltz is hosting a seminar on understanding and appealing a property tax assessment from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, May 26, at The Community... — Updated 5/25/2022

Good news

STUDENTS WIN AWARDS AT STATE Several Hinsdale Central students won awards during the recent Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s state competition. • Toral Bhatt, gold, apparel construction casual category ... — Updated 5/25/2022


A truck trailer caught fire on First Street on May 12. An incorrect date was listed in the photo caption in last week’s... — Updated 5/25/2022

Self-care can take many different forms

We've all heard the flight attendant's speech: In the event the cabin loses pressure and the oxygen masks drop, secure your own mask before helping others. The directions might... — Updated 5/25/2022

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports May 24. Arrests for suspended license • Jeffrey M. O’Connor, 35, 1034 Waterford Road, Bartlett, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and speeding at 10:33 p.m.... — Updated 5/25/2022

State award puts school volunteer in the spotlight

Denys Kang of Hinsdale said she was shocked and humbled to learn that her volunteer work at Oak School was being recognized with an Illinois State Board of Education Those Who... — Updated 5/25/2022


How can people help the Ukrainian people? When COVID-19 forced Americans to embrace home entertainment like never before, U.S. soldiers serving overseas didn't have the luxury of... — Updated 5/25/2022

Doris Ann Ellerby

Doris Ann Ellerby, nee Legner, 102, passed away peacefully in her sleep May 2, 2022. Doris was a resident of Golfview Hills since 1955. She was born in 1920 to Roger and Margaret... — Updated 5/25/2022

George Charles Alex

George Charles Alex, 94, of Burr Ridge died May 10, 2022. George grew up in a loving family in Clarksburg, W.V. During his youth he worked at his family’s restaurant, The Manhattan. A person of immense curiosity about all... — Updated 5/25/2022

Marlene G. Erickson

Marlene G. Erickson, nee Peterson, 84, of Hinsdale, formerly of Crete, died May 17, 2022. She was born in 1938 to Rose, nee Carlson, and Philip Peterson. She was a graduate of... — Updated 5/25/2022

Honoring those lost in effort to keep all free

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard... — Updated 5/25/2022

Pondering packing list for college

When you all read this, I will be on the verge of waltzing, pending cooperation from my heels and spotty coordination, across Dickinson Field for the last time. A freshly retired... — Updated 5/25/2022

Galassi will be compassionate, driven board member

I have known Kari Galassi and the Galassi family for over a decade as I’ve coached their sons in baseball for many years. Their family is such a blessing to the community of Hinsdale. They are always willing to come to the aid... — Updated 5/25/2022

Honoring fallen on Memorial Day

Three years ago the Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 sponsored its last Memorial Day procession before COVID-19 interrupted so much of life as knew it. The annual event will... — Updated 5/25/2022

Pet pic of the week

Brookie is a gray cat who is ready to meet you! She would do well with kids 8 and older. She's a sweet 12-year-old girl who likes to snuggle and take naps in the sun. Her adoption... — Updated 5/26/2022

Summer camps

ART CAMPS n Ev Fine Arts Sewing Camp June 6-10 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale (630) 323-7500 Students ages 7-14 work on a different project each day, gaining a great sense of... — Updated 5/25/2022

Red Devil duo earn all-state honors

Junior distance runner Catie McCabe placed runner-up in the 800-meter run and fellow junior Elyssa Chandler finished seventh in the 300-meter low hurdles in representing Hinsdale... — Updated 5/25/2022

Headed to state

Members of the Hinsdale Central boys tennis and boys track teams will compete at their respective IHSA state finals this weekend. Representing Red Devil Nation at the tennis state tournament May 26-28 at Hersey High School will... — Updated 5/25/2022

Student athlete profile

Name: Tristan Moncrief Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you start playing lacrosse? In fifth grade. One of my neighbors introduced me - the Hamoods - who have two daughters... — Updated 5/25/2022

Instant replay

Hinsdale Central's Tucker Hawthorne fires a pitch toward home plate May 18 as the Red Devils battled conference rival York at Central. The Devils fell to the... — Updated 5/25/2022


Baseball May 19-21 @ Do It Stevie’s Way Tourney vs. Marist V loses 4-5 Adams, 2 RBIs, run, 2 strikeouts Edmonds, RBI Bergin, RBI Jurack, run Malcolm, run Vandelune, run Merlo, 5 strikeouts Rowe, strikeout vs. Lemont V loses 1-7... — Updated 5/25/2022

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