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Garfield treasure shines after 134 years

A painted lady can sure turn heads. The Queen Anne-style residence at 318 S. Garfield St. has been getting second looks since 1888, when it was built for early Hinsdaleans Robert... — Updated 5/5/2021

D86 struggles to choose new president

Two and a half hours and 10 votes. That’s how long it took the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board to elect a new president Monday night. Prior to officer elections, the four new board members elected April 6 were sworn in... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Juniorettes offers invitation to service

Finding the right volunteer opportunity can be a challenge - especially for a seventh-grader. Juniorettes - the junior board of the Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club - has helped... — Updated 5/5/2021

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All dressed up and somewhere to go

The Red Devil Gala Prom was held outdoors at Dickinson Field Saturday night. And while it was different than a traditional prom, at least the Class of 2021 could enjoy this... — Updated 5/5/2021

COVID-19 rise in cases holding steady in town

Thirty-eight Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 29 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported nine new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 5/5/2021

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This week's cover

Not their parents' prom - The class of 2021, unlike the class of 2020, did have a chance to attend prom this year. It was different, for sure, but that didn't stop seniors from... — Updated 5/5/2021

Trustees consider pact on pedestrian bridge

By Ken Knutson [email protected] Hinsdale trustees Tuesday discussed a proposed intergovernmental agreement between the villages of Hinsdale and Western Springs and the Illinois Tollway Authority concerning a new... — Updated 5/5/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports May 4. Felony theft arrest Wanda L. Bickerstaff, 62, 1109 Saylor St., Downers Grove, was arrested on a Class 2 felony charge of theft on April 28 for embezzling more than $10,000... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Friends, family and firefighters gather to salute deputy chief

Members of the Hinsdale Fire Department and the community helped Deputy Chief Tim McElroy celebrate 48 years of service Friday prior to his retirement. Chief John Giannelli was... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Once upon a time

Founding matters - William Robbins, generally regarded as the father of Hinsdale, purchased land from Chicago Avenue to 55th and Madison Street to County Line Road in 1862 for... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Hinsdale mom finds artful blessings in being a parent

For Allison Peters, motherhood has been an evolution, with each stage having its joys and struggles. "I don't know that it gets better. It gets different," remarked the mom of... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Ask an expert - CARRIE FRENCH, FINANCIAL ADVISOR

What does it mean to be recognized by Forbes? When Carrie French entered the world of wealth management, she was in a field dominated by men. "When I started, I didn't even know... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Lessons learned from own obituary

It's never too late to write a new beginning A few years ago, in a strange turn of events, my law school mistakenly published that I had died. I had not seen that edition of the... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Mom's Day mix of mourning, celebrating this year

Charlie Harley stopped in Monday to let us know about the Armistice Day celebration in Burr Ridge May 15 — at which he will receive the Jack Schaus Patriot Award. I told him I... — Updated 5/5/2021

Past gets a fresh look during Preservation Month

Save the past. Enrich the future. That’s the motto guiding the work of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which helps sponsor Preservation Month each May, in partnership with local organizations like the Hinsdale... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Central teachers are class acts

With more than 100 years of commanding classrooms combined, retiring Hinsdale Central High School teachers Julie Baker, Chris Billie, Steve Gross and Pat Richards are well-known... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Pet pic of the week

Tank is a black cat who is looking for his forever home. He would do well with kids 8 years and older. He's a playful and goofy 2-year-old whose adoption fee is $75. The Hinsdale... — Updated 5/5/2021

Summer camps

ART CAMPS Mixed Media Art June 14-17 Tianto Art 941 S. Monroe St., Hinsdale (630) 363-884 https://www.tiantoart.com Students will participate in drawing and printmaking and create a mask and a kite in this outdoor summer art camp... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Competition is heating up for Devils

After missing out on an entire season last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hinsdale Central girls soccer and boys volleyball teams are working to get this year's seniors -... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Student athlete profile

Name: Jack Salerno Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you start playing lacrosse? I started in third grade with the Western Springs lacrosse program. My older brother played... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Student athlete profile

Name: AJ Hood Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale What's your earliest memory of playing volleyball? I played at Hinsdale Middle School and we had fun, but it wasn't great volleyball.... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Instant replay

Senior single players Karem Wafai (top) and Ansh Shah take on their Oak Park-River Forest opponents Tuesday afternoon at Burns Field. The Red Devils vanquished their... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Instant replay

Hinsdale Central long jumper Alexis Lincoln extends on an attempt while teammate shot putter Teagan Dunn releases her throw during the WSC Triangular April 26 at Central. Leena... — Updated 5/5/2021

Sports results

Baseball May 3 @ York V wins 12-4 J. Adams, 3 RBIs L. Adams, home run, 2 RBIs, 3 runs Oosterbaan, 2 RBI, run, 8 strikeouts Jurgenson, 2 runs Daker, run Mulvihill, run Lacrosse, boys May 3 @ Glenbard West V loses 4-13 Galassi,... — Updated 5/5/2021

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