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For Central coach, summer is for soccer

For many teachers, summer is a well-earned time to relax, recover and recharge after a busy school year. For Hinsdale Central High School teacher and soccer coach Mike Wiggins, the... — Updated 8/10/2022

Once upon a time

Say cheese - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows on of the barns on Walker's farm, which was located near Ayres and Garfield avenues. "In... — Updated 8/10/2022

Increase in COVID-19 cases is holding steady

The DuPage County Health Department reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 in Hinsdale over the past week, bringing the total number of cases in the DuPage County portion of Hinsdale to 4,016, compared to 3,990 last week. The Cook... — Updated 8/10/2022

This week's cover

Garden party - Izzy and Maggie Bower along with Elizabeth Campbell stop to adjust their homemade ribbon dancer wands during the Folies-Bergere La Loie Fuller event July 21 at the... — Updated 8/11/2022

Passport to Peace at Hinsdale United Methodist Church

The Hinsdale United Methodist Church vacation Bible school's theme this year was, "Passport to Peace." The program was designed to help children make peace a way of life. The... — Updated 8/10/2022

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 Hinsdale Middle School 100 S. Garfield Ave. Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 D86 Transition Center... — Updated 8/10/2022

Good news

Agency Collects 453 Pounds of Food Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago is pleased to announce that the Hinsdale, Downers Grove and La Grange offices collected 453 pounds of nonperishable food items for the Downers Grove Area... — Updated 8/10/2022

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Aug. 10. DUI with child in vehicle Ethel J. Herold, 36, 4742 S Marshfield Ave., Chicago, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, endangering the health or life of... — Updated 8/10/2022

Rally helps teen engineer her plans for future

Long before she took her first engineering class at Hinsdale Central High School, Grace Deane knew a thing or two about using science to make life easier. Tasked with keeping her... — Updated 8/10/2022


There's no such thing as a typical day in the life of Nina Szaflarski, administrative services analyst at the Hinsdale Police Department. "Whatever comes up, I go with it," said... — Updated 8/10/2022

Mary Catherine Yost

Mary Catherine Yost, 89, of Hinsdale passed peacefully in her sleep the morning of Aug. 2, 2022. She was born in 1933 in Joliet to George and Catherine Comerford. As a full-blooded... — Updated 8/10/2022

Adolph 'Russ' Joseph Hrustek

Adolph "Russ" Joseph Hrustek, 89, a Hinsdale resident since 1964, died Aug. 1, 2022. Born in Chicago in 1932, he served in the Army from 1953-55. Russ was a member of the... — Updated 8/10/2022

Bonnie L. Friedman

Bonnie L. Friedman, 78, of Hillsboro Beach, Fla., died July 24, 2022. Bonnie was the co-founder of the Drapery Connection in Hinsdale and an accomplished interior designer for more than 40 years. Bonnie was preceded in death by... — Updated 8/10/2022

A little more time for advice from Mom

“Why are you being so weird?” my son asked me as we drove to the DMV to get his driver’s license. “I feel like it’s my last chance to teach you,” I said, as I hurriedly... — Updated 8/10/2022

Beatles, Beatles and more Beatles this summer

We concluded what I have dubbed “Summer of The Beatles: Part 1” (Paul McCartney concert, two American English performances, one by the Beatelles) with a trip to the Rock and... — Updated 8/10/2022

Tips, tricks to keep parents sane this school year

We all know what we should be doing before we send the kids back to school in a few weeks. If students heading off to college haven’t learned to do their own laundry, now is the time. They also could use some tips on getting... — Updated 8/10/2022

Pet pic of the week

Oceane is a dancing queen! This charming 1-year-old dog is full of wiggles and fun. She enjoys playing with her toys, eating treats and wiggling her butt when she’s excited.... — Updated 8/10/2022

What they did on their summer vacation

By Sandy Illian Bosch [email protected] Hinsdale Central High School Spanish teacher Tonya Walery has been planning a summer trip to a Spanish-speaking destination for years,... — Updated 8/10/2022

Summer camps

ART CAMPS Summer Arts Camps Aug. 15-19 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale (630) 323-7500 Step into a time machine in the Art Studio and imagine what art and culture will look like in... — Updated 8/10/2022

Devils set to compete at the next level

By Pamela Lannom [email protected] High school graduates from Hinsdale Central and one from Benet shared their thoughts on their upcoming collegiate careers and the high... — Updated 8/10/2022

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