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Rising cases shut down indoor dining for now

Indoor dining will be on hiatus in Hinsdale starting at 11 p.m. Friday. Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tuesday that indoor service at restaurants and bars will be prohibited in DuPage... — Updated 10/21/2020

Hinsdale logs 23 new cases in the past week

Twenty-three Hinsdale residents have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 19 new cases and the Cook County Health Department reported four new cases.... — Updated 10/21/2020


North side medical buildings change hands

The Salt Creek Medical Campus is under new ownership. The set of four outpatient medical office buildings on Hinsdale's north end, containing a total of 156,600 square feet of... — Updated 10/21/2020


Once upon a time

Devil in the details - Myrta Holmes, the former wife of serial killer H.H. Holmes, rented various homes throughout the village, including this one at 212 N. Lincoln St. in 1912.... — Updated 10/21/2020

Leaf pickup program starts week of Oct. 26

The village’s leaf pick-up program, which offers free, unlimited, weekly curbside collection of leaves in kraft paper yard waste bags, begins next week. Bagged leaves should be placed in the parkway in front of the home, along... — Updated 10/21/2020


This week's cover

Elm goes blue - In celebration of Elm School earning its 2020 Blue Ribbon Award status, students, teachers and parents celebrated last week with several events. The week started... — Updated 10/21/2020

Tax amendment a complicated proposition

The division over the tax amendment to the state constitution Illinois voters will see on the Tuesday, Nov. 3, ballot is evident from the way supporters and opponents refer to the proposal. Supporters of the amendment, which is... — Updated 10/21/2020

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 https:... — Updated 10/21/2020

Good news

Virtual rotary run keeps pace The Virtual Rotary Run Charity Classic netted $80,000, almost as much as last year’s successful race. “Our goal this year, as always, is to positively impact the lives of many area residents,... — Updated 10/21/2020


Alex Trebek’s name was misspelled in the Oct. 15... — Updated 10/21/2020


Helping the homeless is where Hinsdale woman's heart is

A virtual networking tool brought to Jacqui Wooldridge's attention a very real need earlier this year. The Hinsdale resident saw a call for helpers to join a group of Downers Grove... — Updated 10/21/2020

Police beat

Hinsdale police released the following reports Oct. 13 and 21. DUI arrest Acadio Quiroz-Ramirez, 37, 4 S. Oltendorf, Streamwood, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content higher... — Updated 10/21/2020



How can people learn more about artificial intelligence? What does a high school student do when she can't find adequate resources to fuel her interest in artificial intelligence?... — Updated 10/21/2020


Enjoy choosing costumes now - while you can

If you're lucky, you have a great pic of your kids in their Halloween costumes taken by Jim Slonoff at one of Hinsdale's Fall Family Fests. My favorite one of Ainsley is from... — Updated 10/21/2020

A simple reminder from Rules of the Road 101

I have frequently observed people playing “chicken” with vehicles on our Hinsdale streets, trying to be first to get around other parked vehicles. We have congestion due to landscape, construction and repair trucks serving... — Updated 10/21/2020


Let's forget about tomorrow

Funny how a pandemic can mess with a person's sense of time. It seems like those days in mid-March were last week and also 10 years ago. I have a close friend who said that now... — Updated 10/21/2020

With plenty to lament, take heart in right to vote

The Nov. 3 election is less than two weeks away. Of course, many reading this have joined with millions across the country in already casting ballots. The unprecedented number of early voters suggests the possibility of a record... — Updated 10/21/2020

See data before approving D86 integrated math

I oppose the proposed D86 integrated math proposal that the D86 board of education will approve on Oct. 29. For me, the primary reason is lack of data. As board member Turek knows, since he served with me on the D181 BOE that... — Updated 10/21/2020


Teens tackle bias in society

What percentage of the day are you with people of your own gender/race/class/age/belief system? What are the last five books you read or programs you watched? When traveling... — Updated 10/21/2020


Looking for a new way to engage with library?

While my son was growing up, I was deeply involved in our local schools - as PTO president at Hinsdale Middle School and on different task forces and groups related to Districts... — Updated 10/21/2020


Pet pic of the week

Marcia is a beautiful black cat who is looking for her new family with kids of any age. She's a sweet 2-year old-girl whose adoption fee was paid by a generous donor. The Hinsdale... — Updated 10/21/2020


Tennis team cleans up at sectionals

Ending the season at state with first- and fourth-place singles players and first- and second-place doubles teams would have been a great accomplishment for the Hinsdale Central... — Updated 10/21/2020

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