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News reporting has changed, part two

As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the village, we’ve taken a look back at some early issues of The Doings, which started covering the village in 1895. These news briefs show not only what was going on in... — Updated 3/29/2023

Once upon a time

KLM Park - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," was taken at KLM Park. Alexander Legge, president of International Harvester, and his wife Katherine... — Updated 3/29/2023

Changes to D86 curriculum questioned

The new aligned social studies curriculum that will be rolled out over the next few years in Hinsdale High School District 86 is aimed at helping students “see themselves” in the content, educators submit. But some district... — Updated 3/29/2023

This week's cover - Creating their very best

Moms and daughters from the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Chapter of the National Charity League gathered at The Community House recently to create hundreds of spring cards for... — Updated 3/30/2023

NCL connects moms and teens with seniors

Each year the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Chapter of the National Charity League holds an all chapter meeting at which mothers and daughters team up on a project to benefit one or... — Updated 3/29/2023

Early voting underway at multiple locations

Early voting continues this weekend and into next week at multiple DuPage County locations. Hinsdale Village Hall, 19 E. Chicago Ave., will be available for early voting through Saturday, April 1. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.... — Updated 3/29/2023

Buy vehicle stickers, animal tags by May 1

Vehicle sticker and animal tag applications are on sale now for Hinsdale residents and must be purchased by May 1. A $25 late fee will be imposed for any vehicle stickers bought after the deadline. All vehicles registered in... — Updated 3/29/2023

Return flight

While much of Hinsdale flocked to the south this week, in recent weeks the skies above the village were filled with Sandhill Cranes returning from their winter vacations in the... — Updated 3/29/2023


Reid McCollum created a fake website appearing to belong to Hinsdale High School District 86 board candidate Andrew Catton. The page was misidentified as a Facebook page in a March 23 article. Asma Akhras has 20+ years of... — Updated 3/29/2023

Good news

ASSEMBLY NAMES DEBS, GUARDS The Hinsdale Assembly has announced its 2023 Debutantes and Honor Guards. These young women and men will engage in a number of community service projects and social activities throughout the year and... — Updated 3/29/2023

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports March 28. Stolen vehicle arrest Davion D. Johnson-Lewis, 27, 109 Symonds Dr., PO Box 634, Hinsdale, was arrested for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and unlawful use... — Updated 3/29/2023

HC senior brings voice of fellow students to board

Hinsdale Central High School senior Meghna Mitra will serve as liaison to the Hinsdale District 86 school board for just a few more months, but it's a job that she said will follow... — Updated 3/29/2023


Why did you launch a concierge practice? While attending to injuries and acute illnesses, emergency department physician Tom Caraballo said he also sees the department waiting room... — Updated 3/29/2023

Marilyn H. "Peach" McNichols

Marilyn H. "Peach" McNichols, nee Healy, 94, of Longboat Key, Florida, and Oak Brook, passed away on March 27, 2023, at her home in Oak Brook. Marilyn was the beloved wife of the... — Updated 3/29/2023

Brian Patrick McCarthy

Brian Patrick McCarthy, 53, of Batavia, died peacefully in his sleep of complications from heart failure on March 20, 2023. Brian was born at Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park, Illinois to Vern McCarthy Jr. and Gaylen Broyles... — Updated 3/29/2023

Helen Schneider Miller

Helen Schneider Miller, 93, passed away on March 27, 2023, in Willowbrook. Helen was the beloved daughter of the late Oscar and Cathrine Schneider; dear sister of Daniel (Judith) Schneider, and fond cousin, friend and colleague... — Updated 3/29/2023

Letter - Akhras, Gallo, Greenspon best choices for D86

From attending almost every D86 board meeting since 1995, I’ve learned an important lesson: a school board is seven unique individuals, each one bringing to the table their own special background, knowledge, and skills. Three... — Updated 3/29/2023

Letter - Akhras checks the right boxes for District 86

Asma Akhras should be among those who guide D86 into the future. She brings compelling experience in the education field. She has taught in classrooms, has post graduate education-related schooling, has volunteered on local... — Updated 3/29/2023

Funny how phrases can bind us

When my mom passed away in 2016, her legacy included some prime Missouri farmland and a household inventory that ranged from English collectibles, coffee-table books on Great... — Updated 3/29/2023

Letter - Hart endorses Greenspon in D86 Board race

I enthusiastically endorse Catherine Greenspon for the Hinsdale District 86 Board of Education. Her candidacy is refreshing and inspiring, especially considering the current state of our political climate. One of Catherine’s... — Updated 3/29/2023

Letter - Cat Greenspon is what the D86 Board needs

I have had the opportunity to work with Cat for several years as a volunteer for the Hinsdale Central PTO. During her tenure on the PTO executive board, she has prove that she is a compassionate leader who gets things done and... — Updated 3/29/2023

Letter - Former state senator applauds endorsement of Gallo

As a District 86 parent, alum, retired state senator and the son of a longtime Hinsdale Central and South teacher, I applaud The Hinsdalean endorsement of Kay Gallo for its board. Kay previously served with distinction as... — Updated 3/29/2023

Letter - Greenspon the decisive choice for D86 Board

Cat Greenspon is the candidate running for the BOE who consistently demonstrates her commitment to work tirelessly on the behalf of ALL students in D86. “It is time for our district to support all student growth and achievement... — Updated 3/29/2023

Letter - Akhras responsible for worker's actions

If a single mail-in or early-voting voter was swayed by the deceit involving an Asma Akhras campaign worker, that’s as harmful of an act as I can imagine. No matter what spin the campaign and the candidate are selling,... — Updated 3/29/2023

Thousands - even millions - of reasons to vote

Why should you vote in the Tuesday, April 4, election? The 2,450 students who attend Hinsdale Central High School, where they are taught by 215 certified faculty members and have the chance to participate on 31 athletic teams and... — Updated 3/29/2023

Vote April 4 for Gallo for District 86 Board

Kay has previously served on the school board from 2009-17. Her tenure during that often contentious time was exemplary. She is a proven and committed leader and always focused upon the best outcomes for all students, parents,... — Updated 3/29/2023

Walking by woods on a spring day

Walking offers a host of benefits, from getting the body moving to helping to clear the mind. Thanks to folks at the DuPage and Cook County forest preserve districts and the Morton... — Updated 3/29/2023

Pet pic of the week

Muffins is a beautiful 3-year-old brown tabby cat. She is a laid-back girl who loves to hang out with her cat friends and is adoptable to families with children 8 years and older.... — Updated 3/29/2023

Red Devils deliver strikes and spikes

The Hinsdale Central baseball and boys volleyball team are locked in on conference success and deep postseason runs this season, while the softball team looks to both veterans and... — Updated 3/29/2023

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