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The Hinsdalean wins top honors at IPA

The Hinsdalean was crowned the No. 1 midsize nondaily newspaper in the state for editorial and advertising content last week by the Illinois Press Association. The Hinsdalean... — Updated 9/23/2020


Fires in the west spark man into action

Rhys Louis has spent the last two weeks near the evacuated town of Happy Camp, Calif., near the Oregon border. The name belies Louis' purpose for being there: fighting forest... — Updated 9/23/2020

Labor Day enforcement nets arrests, citations

The Hinsdale Police Department made one arrest for impaired driving during the recent Labor Day enforcement campaign to increase safety on Illinois roads. Police also issued 45 citations for speeding violations, three for driving... — Updated 9/23/2020

Rise in COVID-19 cases slowing in Hinsdale

The number of Hinsdale residents who have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19 hit 380 on Sept. 22, compared to 368 a week ago. The DuPage County Health Department reported 340 confirmed cases in Hinsdale and the Cook... — Updated 9/23/2020


This week's cover

The Hinsdale Central varsity boys soccer team typically would be midway through its season. Thanks to COVID-19, boys soccer, along with football and girls volleyball, will instead... — Updated 9/23/2020


Once upon a time

All aboard - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale" this view of the 'new' train station was taken from Washington Street looking east. She says, "After years of... — Updated 9/23/2020

Cross country meets close KLM

Katherine Legge Memorial Park, 5901 S. County Line Road, will be closed on several days this month and next for cross country meets. Disc golf will not be available from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 28 and 29 and Oct. 5, 6, 9, 12, 13,... — Updated 9/23/2020


Four in D181 test positive for COVID-19

Four students in Community Consolidated District 181 have tested positive for COVID-19 since in-person classes resumed Sept. 8. A student at Hinsdale Middle School was listed as... — Updated 9/23/2020

Good news

Agency Picks up foundation grant The Hinsdale-based Green Halo Scholars organization received a grant of $7,000 last month from the Palumbo Foundation to fund professional college essay writing support and professional college... — Updated 9/23/2020

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 On the agenda: public hearing on and adoption of fiscal year 2020-21 budget, update on return to school plan, policy approval, 2020-21... — Updated 9/23/2020


Mayslake volunteer helps bring life to the landscape

Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook is overlooked by locals as a destination for decompressing, according to volunteer Anne Cahill. She's been reminded of that recently amidst... — Updated 9/23/2020

Police beat

Hinsdale police released the following reports Sept. 22. DUI arrest Jonathan M. O’Grodny, 23, 6140 W. 99th St., Oak Lawn, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood-alcohol content higher... — Updated 9/23/2020



How can students succeed in the virtual classroom? School looks different for just about everyone this year. And as with any sort of change, the transition this year from in-person... — Updated 9/23/2020

Thanks to all who made shredding day a success

On behalf of the American Legion Post 250 of Hinsdale, I would like to thank all the wonderful people who came out for our “Shred your Documents” event. All of you helped make this event a huge success, We would to try and... — Updated 9/23/2020


And the winner is ... The Hinsdalean

Just before we sat down to watch the Illinois Press Association’s annual editorial awards lunch last Thursday, I asked Jim Slonoff a question. “Is there any chance we won the... — Updated 9/23/2020


'Dream house' is in the eye of beholder

Every home has a story to tell. We live in an orange brick 1960s colonial revival. Our Realtor affectionately called it the "Leave It to Beaver House." Our house was well-loved,... — Updated 9/23/2020

Change of seasons is just what we need

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out ... as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your... — Updated 9/23/2020


Sounds rise from virtual stages

Live concert venues may be silent these days, but that won't stop the music. Several local organizations are sponsoring online concerts for those longing to hear real-time tunes.... — Updated 9/23/2020


Pet pic of the week

Matty is a handsome boy who is looking for his forever home, with kids of any age. He's an active 2-year-old who loves to talk and watch birds out the window. The Hinsdale Humane... — Updated 9/23/2020


Fictional characters offer vicarious return to school

A friend of mine recently texted me a picture of the iconic children's book character Miss Viola Swamp with the message, "I can't go into it right now. But I need to know what... — Updated 9/23/2020


Oktoberfest Sept. 26-27 Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St. Head to the East Mall beer garden for live polka music and Lienenkugel’s Oktoberfest beer and seasonal eats (bratwurst, pretzels, sausages and more)... — Updated 9/23/2020


Student athlete profile

Name: Drew McMillin Year: senior Hometown: Clarendon Hills What's been the biggest challenge playing during COVID-19? Probably having to wear our masks before and after the rounds.... — Updated 9/23/2020


Red Devil athletes are back in action

Sports are back! That's the good news for Red Devil Nation. But the fall season, during which only six teams are competing, is presenting some unique challenges for everyone from... — Updated 9/23/2020


Instant replay

Hinsdale Central's Sarah Thornton hits her approach shot on the third tee as the Red Devils girls golf team took on Downers Grove South Sept. 15 at Ruth Lake Country Club. Central... — Updated 9/23/2020


Cross country, boys Sept. 18 vs. York V wins 27-30 Watcke, 1st, 13:49 Revord, 5th, 14:25 Mekla, 6th, 14:28.4 Ley, 7th, 14:28.8 Gruber, 8th, 14:31 Cross country, girls Sept. 17 @ York V loses 39-21 McCabe, 3rd, 16:03 Fischer, 4th,... — Updated 9/23/2020

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