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'New way of doing school' looms in fall

Hinsdale High School District 86 officials expect in-person learning to resume for the 2020-21 school year. But exactly what that will look like in the midst of a pandemic remains... — Updated 7/1/2020

Police issue warning about auto burglars targeting Hinsdale areas

Hinsdale police are alerting residents to a number of auto burglaries that have taken place in Hinsdale in the past week. • A handgun valued at $600 was taken from a vehicle parked in the driveway in the 100 block of South... — Updated 7/1/2020

Number of COVID-19 cases approaching 200

A total of 193 Hinsdale residents have confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 30, compared to 184 a week ago. The DuPage County Health Department reported 181 confirmed cases in Hinsdale and the Cook County Health Department... — Updated 7/1/2020

Former D86 board leader resigns due to move

Nancy Pollak, who served as president of the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board from May 2019 to May 2020, resigned from the board effective July 1. She and her family are permanently relocating to a home they own in... — Updated 7/1/2020

Once upon a time

Fun at the club - In 1899 The Hinsdale Club built this building at the corner of Garfield Avenue and First Street. The club was the center of village social life at the time. This... — Updated 7/1/2020

Commission advises against moratorium

The Hinsdale Plan Commission does not support a 180-day moratorium on the teardown of historic homes in the village. The 4-2 vote came at the close of a public hearing during which... — Updated 7/1/2020

This week's cover

Balancing act - Livi Dombrowski and Sawyer Myhra work on a skills challenge in Robbins Park Monday afternoon. With Illinois entering Phase 4, the 5 Star Soccer Premier Day Camp was... — Updated 7/2/2020

Man sentenced to life for brutal murder

The man convicted of killing Andrea Urban in the kitchen of her Hinsdale home on May 4, 2017, was sentenced Tuesday to natural life in prison. In sentencing Dominic Sanders of University Park, DuPage County Circuit Court Judge... — Updated 7/1/2020

Cauley proposes historic preservation plan

A week before plan commissioners finished their deliberations on a proposed moratorium to stop the demolition of historic homes, Village President Tom Cauley presented a draft ordinance designed to help preserve such homes. The... — Updated 7/1/2020

D181 aims for reopening plan by month's end

By the end of July, Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 officials hope to have a guidebook and web page that details procedures for reopening schools available to families. “We will continue our conversations in the... — Updated 7/1/2020

For McGonagle, TCH job 'part of who I've always been'

Several years ago a recent immigrant from China who had settled in the Hinsdale area with her family stopped into The Community House, looking for a way to connect with her new... — Updated 7/1/2020

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports June 30. Criminal trespass, theft arrest Jamie J. Dubrovay, 57, 38 S. Madison St., Hinsdale, was arrested for battery, criminal trespass to vehicle and theft for removing a... — Updated 7/1/2020

Ask an expert - KHUSHBOO JOSHI, PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Why is pelvic floor health important? In the early months of 2020, physical therapist Khushboo Joshi was busy tweaking a telehealth version of her new private practice as a means... — Updated 7/1/2020

Minus parade, hope marches on

I think the refugees currently living with my husband and me would have enjoyed Hinsdale's Fourth of July parade. By "refugees" I mean my daughter, Amanda, son-in-law Drew and my... — Updated 7/1/2020

This is a Fourth of July we'll never forget

Holidays always trigger a lot of memories, and Independence Day is no exception. One of my favorite Fourth of July holidays is quite possibly one of yours as well. In 2013 the... — Updated 7/1/2020

Cook grateful as he passes baton to new HCS leader

Dear neighbors — This week, I retire as executive director of HCS Family Services. It wouldn’t, however, be right to leave without sharing my deep thanks with our good-hearted community. Even in these days of social... — Updated 7/1/2020

Let July Fourth be a catalyst for us to unite anew

The parades won’t be marching past nor fireworks bursting overhead for most of us Saturday. The Fourth of July is next in the unyielding procession of “This is not our normal (fill in the blank)” occasions. Backyard... — Updated 7/1/2020

Board should reject moratorium as commission did

On Tuesday night, the Hinsdale Plan Commission wisely voted 4-2 against imposing any type of moratorium on home demolitions. Even the two members in favor expressed doubts that the proposed six-month duration was actually... — Updated 7/1/2020

Village on the rebound

Phase 4 of Restore Illinois is here, which means cherished local facilities are able to welcome back the public - at least on a limited basis. The Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E.... — Updated 7/1/2020

Pet pic of the week

This is Margot, an 8-year-old organ Tabby. She was supposed to be a boy and came to us as Morris (remember the famous Morris the cat TV star?). Upon examination, we learned she is... — Updated 7/1/2020

Summer camps

Day camp Zion Early Childhood Summer Camp Through July 31 https://www.zionhinsdale.org This hand-on interactive online camp for ages 2 1/2 to 6 offers a fun and relaxed learning platform that encourages creativity and curiosity... — Updated 7/1/2020

Captains had plans for final seasons

Today we present the final installment of athlete profiles that did not run during the spring season, which was canceled due to COVID-19. Name: Chloe Lapointe Year: senior... — Updated 7/1/2020

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