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D86 support staff get new three-year deal

Support staff, administrators and board members in Hinsdale High School District 86 hope a new three-year contract will help the district fill positions to support students. The contract, approved May 22 by the Hinsdale Township... — Updated 5/31/2023

D86 board is focused on curriculum

A new assistant superintendent of academics will work with a new academic committee in Hinsdale High School District 86, following board action at the May 25 meeting. The board approved hiring Jason Markey as the new assistant... — Updated 5/31/2023

D181 hires new business leader

Mindy Bradford will join the Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 administrative team July 1 as the new assistant superintendent of business and operations. She is... — Updated 5/31/2023

Pool open now, regular hours begin June 10

The Hinsdale Community Swimming Pool will run on an abbreviated schedule until regular hours begin Saturday, June 10. The pool is open for lap swim only today and tomorrow, June 1 and 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The pool will offer... — Updated 5/31/2023

Convicted car thief to serve 18 years

The man arrested for stealing a $250,000 Ferrari in May 2021 from Continental Motor Sports of Hinsdale has been sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.... — Updated 5/31/2023

D181 seeks parents to serve on committees

The Community Consol-idated Elementary District 181 Board is seeking three or four parents or community representatives to join its academic, facilities and finance committees for a two-year term. The deadline to receive the... — Updated 5/31/2023

Hinsdale honors fallen during Memorial Day procession, ceremony

Members of Hinsdale's American Legion Post 250 led the annual Memorial Day procession up Washington Street to the Memorial Building on Monday. Along the route hundreds cheered the... — Updated 5/31/2023

This week's cover - Honoring the fallen

Members of Hinsdale's Scout Troop 10 salute during the National Anthem at the Hinsdale American Legion's Post 250 Memorial Day service Monday morning. The Scouts, along with... — Updated 5/31/2023

Riessen and a racquet were potent combo

Dubbed the "Ace of Burns Field" for his tennis exploits locally, Hinsdale native Marty Riessen went on to make a name for himself far beyond the village. The Hinsdalean chronicled... — Updated 5/31/2023

A tree grows in KLM

Several trees that is, including these Jack pines and Eastern white pines, were planted in KLM on Arbor Day this year. Monroe School fifth-grade Girl Scouts were in charge of... — Updated 5/31/2023

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports May 30. DUI arrest Jazmin Esmerelda Rendon, 32, 9313 S. 81st St., Hickory Hills, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, improper stopping and improper... — Updated 5/31/2023

Central senior earns recognition for short story

An early awakening. Out the window the sun has yet to make its rise. But a single light from the nextdoor neighbor's home suggests someone else is already stirring. Those prosaic... — Updated 5/31/2023

Ask an expert - Agent profiles - GARY LEE, @ PROPERTIES

Families who choose to live in Hinsdale stay because of the schools, the walkability and what @ Properties real estate agent Gary Lee calls "an almost 1950s charm." But there's... — Updated 5/31/2023

Ann Marie Karstens

Ann Marie Karstens, nee Cronin, 94, of Hinsdale passed away peacefully May 23, 2023. She was born in 1929 in Chicago to Arnold Cronin and Elizabeth Weise. She attended Amundsen... — Updated 5/31/2023

New board in D86 off to a rather rocky start

The new board in Hinsdale High School District 86 has been busy. After almost 90 minutes in closed session at a special meeting May 24, board members voted 6-0 (Asma Akhras was absent) to affirm the “leave with pay” status of... — Updated 5/31/2023

Letter - Runner says its time for village to turn fountains back on

Can someone explain why the public water fountains in Hinsdale are off? I know during the pandemic public fountains in schools, office buildings, airports, parks, etc. were turned off. But those have been brought back into... — Updated 5/31/2023

So long, eighth grade - we're moving on!

By the time you read this - or soon after - I will officially be the parent of a high school student. I believe the technical term these days is "rising freshman," but I think that... — Updated 5/31/2023

The case against dogs

They say dogs are man's best friend. I wonder who came up with that? A dog, of course. And why wouldn't they be, considering all we do for them. In fact, let's build two lists.... — Updated 5/31/2023

Fine Arts Festival turns 50

The Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival is an event for the family to enjoy - and an exhibition where even the artists are family. Among the 85 participating artists at this year's... — Updated 5/31/2023

Pet pic of the week

This sweet 2-year-old husky is looking for a loving home! Samantha loves playing with toys, running around outside and going for walks. She loves attention and being around people... — Updated 5/31/2023

Central tennis still dominates at state

They've done it again. The Hinsdale Central boys tennis team won the state title Saturday for the fourth time in five years and 28th time in history. The team earned 36 points to... — Updated 5/31/2023

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