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Junior board more than a pet project

The community's rising generation has, in recent years, been stepping up into leadership roles with local nonprofit organizations through service on junior boards. Seven junior... — Updated 4/7/2021

COVID-19 cases up just slightly in Hinsdale

Twenty-seven Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 26 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported 1 new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 4/7/2021


Once upon a time

Pre-Home Depot - In Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," she mentions the building which is still standing at 42 S. Washington St., which was built in 1894. "One... — Updated 4/7/2021


As the prairie burns

Hinsdale public works crews made quick work of Hinsdale's two "prairies" last week. Areas along Chanticleer Road and west of Jackson Street were part of the annual burn. With some... — Updated 4/7/2021

Low bid might mean concrete for Eighth

Although trustees had planned to repave Eighth Street with asphalt, an attractive bid has them considering concrete instead. J. Nardulli Concrete submitted the low bid of $1.34 million to pave Eighth Street from Garfield Avenue... — Updated 4/8/2021


This week's cover

Special delivery - As the pandemic winds down, events are slowly getting back to normal. Having been fully vaccinated, the Easter bunny made a special delivery to the lawn of... — Updated 4/7/2021

Good news

CENTRAL ARTISTS CHOSEN FOR EXHIBIT Samara Jaquez and Cadence Parker-Briones from Hinsdale Central will join other top student artists from across the state at the ninth annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition Senior... — Updated 4/7/2021

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday, trustees: • unanimously approved spending up to $771,600 with Schaefgas Brothers for improvements to the Hinsdale Community Pool. Phase 1 includes replacing the lap pool... — Updated 4/7/2021

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, April 12 Hinsdale Middle School, 100 S. Garfield Ave. On the draft agenda: special education spotlight, Chromebook refresh, COVID-19 update,... — Updated 4/7/2021

Newcomers beat incumbents in District 86

Hinsdale’s Jeff Waters, the top vote-getter among 10 candidates in the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board race, according to unofficial election results, said he is elated for all four winners in Tuesday’s election.... — Updated 4/7/2021

Kleber will continue to serve on D181 board for two years

Margie Kleber won the race for a two-year term on the Community Consolidated District 181 Board, defeating challenger Christine Dannhausen-Brun. Kleber, the current board president, said she felt confident going into Tuesday’s... — Updated 4/7/2021


Those grieving invited by resident to step into healing

Several years ago Hinsdale's Christine Marzullo was at Robbins Park, taking pictures of her then-2-year-old son as he spun with delight as only a toddler can. A close look at her... — Updated 4/7/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports April 6. Man arrested for DUI, battery Charles C. Heimke, 24, 914 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale, was arrested for aggravated battery to a police officer; resisting, obstructing or... — Updated 4/7/2021



Why is that dinosaur in your front lawn? Whether it's referred to as the big purple dinosaur, Madame Butterfly or the beastie, the whimsical sculpture that adorns the front lawn of... — Updated 4/7/2021


Trip to Universal starts adventure of a lifetime

My memories of taking Ainsley to Disney World when she was 5 are magical. We rode many wonderful rides, met many princesses and ate dinner at Cinderella's castle, with Ainsley... — Updated 4/7/2021


Multi-tasking can lead to insanity

It started out like an ordinary Thursday. Although now that I think of it, I actually remember feeling like it was a particularly peaceful weekday morning. The boys got up and to... — Updated 4/7/2021

Shin, a former teacher, will be great on D181 Board

Congratulations to Grace Shin, a fellow community member and mother of three children in the district who was elected to the D181 School Board Tuesday. Grace has a background in education with a master’s in education from the... — Updated 4/7/2021

'Battle of the Boards' food drive has dual purpose

A good idea is a good idea. So we don’t mind that the “Battle of the Boards” food drive — launching this week to benefit HCS Family Services — originally was suggested by one of our Reader Advisory Board members, Rich... — Updated 4/7/2021

Two-wheel travel is best with temperatures on the rise

I ride my bicycle to downtown Hinsdale during nice weather (around 80 degrees). More people should take it from me. Have a nice day. — Charles Crawford,... — Updated 4/7/2021


Show the world you care

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, but globe-loving programs are taking place all month in the area to encourage ecological stewardship at home. May these help sow the seeds of... — Updated 4/7/2021


Kitchen Walk Luncheon goes social this year

The Hinsdale Historical Society is taking to social media this month to bring timeless design inspiration to Hinsdale, culminating in its virtual luncheon, "Making Old, New Again"... — Updated 4/7/2021


Pet pic of the week

Hamilton is a handsome brown tabby cat who is looking for his forever home. He would do well with kids 8 years and older. He's a gentle and sweet 5-year-old whose adoption fee is... — Updated 4/7/2021


Girls are sixth at historic state meet

The Hinsdale Central girls badminton team ended a season like no other, placing sixth at the state tournament March 30 and April 1 at Hinsdale South High School in Darien. "I knew... — Updated 4/7/2021


Instant replay

JT Pyle takes down York's quarterback for a loss in a Saturday afternoon contest at Dickinson Field. The junior linebacker also had two tackles and five assists. Quarterback... — Updated 4/7/2021


Student athlete profile

Name: Jacob Marquez Year: senior Hometown: Clarendon Hills How is it playing soccer in the spring? It's definitely different. I think the majority sentiment on the team is that... — Updated 4/7/2021

Sports results

Soccer, boys April 6 vs. Willowbrook V wins 7-0 DiTomasso, 2 goals Finley, 2 goals Marquez, 2 goals, assist Renehan, goal Martinath, 2 assists Hanif, assist James, assist Lynch, assist Volleyball, girls April 6 @ Glenbard West V... — Updated 4/7/2021


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