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Schedules vary widely for area students

Butler Elementary District 53 and Gower Elementary District 62 students have spent most of the school year attending class in-person full-time, and their superintendents would like... — Updated 1/21/2021


Once upon a time

Station envy - After the Highlands station was built in 1873, it didn't take long for O.J. Stough, who was developing much of the west side of Hinsdale at the time, to request to... — Updated 1/20/2021

Village preparing for Phase 1b of vaccine

As the state prepares to move into Phase 1b of vaccinations Monday, village officials are focused on making sure residents will have access to the vaccine. “The village is working with its community partner, Tammy Prentiss,... — Updated 1/20/2021

More COVID-19 cases reported in Hinsdale

Fifty-four Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 46 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported eight new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 1/20/2021


Construction powers through pandemic

Among the categories of essential workers exempted from Gov. JB Pritzker's shelter-in-place order last March were those in construction and building trades. That was good news for... — Updated 1/21/2021


This week's cover

Watch out below! - With even a small amount of snow on Saturday morning, the sledding hill at Madison School was the place to be in the village. And even though the snow wore down... — Updated 1/20/2021

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday, trustees • voted 5-0 against a request for a special use permit and an exterior appearance site plan for Lakeside Bank to build a two-story facility with a drive-through at... — Updated 1/20/2021

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 District office 115 W. 55th St., Clarendon Hills On the draft agenda: COVID-19 update and testing, quarterly financial report, amended... — Updated 1/20/2021


Central senior overcomes change in plans

When it comes time to apply to colleges later this year, Hinsdale Central junior Shivani Rao's list of accomplishments will include presenting her own medical research study at the... — Updated 1/20/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Jan. 20. Arrest for striking security guard Anthony J. Loss, 28, 65 E. Harris Ave. GB, La Grange, was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of battery after punching a security... — Updated 1/20/2021


Ask an expert - business profile - St. James of London

Resurrecting British men's fragrance firm St. James of London in 2013 made Hinsdale's Todd Fisher feel at times like he was channeling the protagonist in Mark Twain's "A... — Updated 1/20/2021


Plant-based diet has grown on me

In September 2019, I thought it would be wise to get my doc's clearance prior to running 26.2 miles on a Sunday the following month. In my check up, he asked something typically... — Updated 1/20/2021

Region 8's move to Tier 2 is exciting news, kinda

Welcome, Tier 2! Now we can get back to high school basketball games, eating at our favorite restaurant and inviting 49 of our closest friends over to watch the playoffs, right? Wait a minute, that’s Tier 1. Tier 2 is much less... — Updated 1/20/2021

Letter writer offers no path to honest dialogue

Responding to Reid McCollum’s letter last week (Jan. 14) regarding Republicans, it is hypocritical to say one party uses racial stereotypes when your party has the history of racial exploitation and seeking power by maintaining... — Updated 1/20/2021


Inauguration not what I imagined, still inspiring

Imagining what the inauguation would look like in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic was difficult for me. Would Planet Fitness sponsor "pods" for first responders to view the... — Updated 1/20/2021


Trivia Night set to be a virtual success

At the first Trivia Night the Hinsdale Historical Society hosted five years ago, about 80 people filled Immanuel Hall to take part in the event. "Last year we had close to 200... — Updated 1/20/2021

Good night's sleep a good prescription for tying times

Can’t sleep? Can’t blame you. Is it the COVID-19 pandemic? The economy? Your children’s school situation? Climate change? We all have something that keeps us up at night. Sleep can’t solve these kinds of problems, but it... — Updated 1/20/2021


Pet pic of the week

Kirby is a handsome, large mixed-breed dog who is looking for his new family with kids 10 and older. He's a playful and happy 1 1/2-year-old whose adoption fee is $250. The... — Updated 1/20/2021

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