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March 1 'best-case scenario' for schools

Although Superintendent Hector Garcia was hesitant to commit to a date for fully re-opening schools, some board members in Community Consolidated District 181 are eying March 1 as... — Updated 1/13/2021


Construction continues on Burlington bridge over Tri-State Tollway

A train heading toward Chicago jogs onto the "shoofly" tracks built on top of a temporary bridge over the Tri-State tollway Tuesday morning. When complete, the new $96 million... — Updated 1/13/2021

Results of holiday enforcement

Hinsdale police have announced the arrests of two offenders for impaired driving during the winter holiday enforcement campaign. Additional citations were for one seat belt, 17 speed and nine other Illinois Vehicle Code... — Updated 1/13/2021

Nonprofits learn to adapt during 2020

As the new year begins, The Hinsdalean traditionally reaches out to the leaders of the village’s seven nonprofit agencies, inviting them to offer a recap of the previous year and to share one wish for the new year. This is the... — Updated 1/13/2021

Candidates off ballot; race uncontested

Jason Bier and Virginia Malinas will not appear on the April 6 ballot as candidates for the Community Consolidated District 181 Board. After holding a Zoom hearing Friday, the DuPage County Board of Elections upheld objections to... — Updated 1/13/2021

COVID-19 cases in Hinsdale still rising

Sixty-one Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 51 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported 10 new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 1/13/2021


Once upon at time

All aboard - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," the mature trees along the county line attracted home buyers to Hinsdale's eastern edge. To... — Updated 1/13/2021


This week's cover

Bike tyke - Emma Gorden and her dad, Reed, took to the quiet streets in the village Sunday to get some fresh air and exercise. January's mild temperatures seem to be holding on... — Updated 1/14/2021

Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181 Among other business Monday, board members: • listened to an update on possible locations for a district administrative center. The finance and facilities committee was set to further discuss... — Updated 1/13/2021

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Police Pension Fund Board 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 Hinsdale Public Library Board 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 On the draft agenda: emergency operational... — Updated 1/13/2021


Hinsdalean leads nonprofit in meeting surging need

As a longtime Hinsdalean, Bob Lassandrello knew little about the food pantry operating out of the village's Memorial Building, Then five years ago his neighbor, an HCS Family... — Updated 1/13/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police released the following reports Jan. 6 and 12. DUI arrest Liliana Ortiz, 27, 3305 S. Western Ave., No. 2, Chicago, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol content... — Updated 1/13/2021



What are the 2021 trends for kitchen remodels? Gina Mazzone's career as a kitchen and bath designer was born of a desire to create her own dream kitchen. After taking a class at... — Updated 1/13/2021

Giving blood a wonderful way to foster healing

Like so many facets of life since COVID-19 hit, blood drives and blood donation centers were shut down or severely restricted as a health precaution. Thankfully, those activities have resumed, and individuals are being urged in... — Updated 1/13/2021


Novel adaptations soothe trying times

T.S. Eliot's J. Alfred Prufrock once famously stated that he had "measured out (his) life with coffee spoons." In these parlous times, however, I've found myself measuring out my... — Updated 1/13/2021


Finding inspiration for '21 - despite rocky start

The best advice I encountered for 2021 as 2020 came to a close was hilarious. And prophetic. "Nobody claim 2021 as 'your year,' " the Facebook post advised. "We're all going to... — Updated 1/13/2021

Republicans must speak up for country to heal

A lack of bipartisan civility is not what led Trump supporters to storm the Capitol last week, resulting in five deaths. Opportunists from one political party encouraged conspiracy theories, resulting in 82 percent of Trump... — Updated 1/13/2021


Events salute civil rights leader

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which marks the birthday of the man whose name is synonymous with the fight against systemic racism and championing for equal rights for all... — Updated 1/13/2021


Light Up the Night to illuminate virtually this year

Working as a Chicago Public Schools speech pathologist, Clarendon Hills mother-of-two Jen Alsman saw first-hand the struggles low-income families faced while striving to provide... — Updated 1/15/2021


Pet pic of the week

Lola is a beautiful tabby cat who is looking for her new family with kids 8 and older. She's a sweet and gentle 4-year-old girl whose adoption fee has been generously donated. The... — Updated 1/13/2021


Looking back at 10 years of sports news

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