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Summer's the right time to shift gears

In 2019, Tim Hansen had a wedding coming up. It was his daughter's, but the father of bride had his own vision for the big event. "I actually was about 400 pounds," said the... — Updated 6/9/2021


Book features D181 students' creativity

The COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for the D181 Foundation to hold its annual Young Writers Night this year. But rather than abandoning the project altogether, foundation... — Updated 6/9/2021


Board hires new principal to take reins at Madison

An experienced educator and building administrator will be the new leader of Madison School. The Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board voted unanimously Monday to... — Updated 6/9/2021


Once upon a time

Cheers! - It wasn't that long ago where the only place you could be served a drink with your meal was at the Cypress on Ogden Avenue and County Line Road. According to Sandy... — Updated 6/9/2021

Small increase in cases

Eleven Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 10 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported one new case. That brings the total number... — Updated 6/9/2021


District 181 students have the right stuff

The Hinsdale Police Department was back in action last month with its "Stuff the Squad" campaign at District 181 schools. The drive benefited the food pantry at HCS Family... — Updated 6/9/2021


This week's cover

Spring cleaning - While many kids enjoy climbing on top of the statue of Robert Frost in Burlington Park, this group decided it was best to give Frost a spring cleanup. Using water... — Updated 6/10/2021

Hydrants being tested

The Hinsdale Fire Depart-ment, working with the Hinsdale Water Department, is testing village fire hydrants this summer and fall. Residents are urged to slow down when approaching crews working around flowing fire hydrants and to... — Updated 6/9/2021

Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181 Board: Among other business at their meeting Monday, board members: • listened to an update on spring MAP scores. Despite the many changes that occurred during the year due to the COVID-19... — Updated 6/9/2021

Good news

VIRTUAL WHIRL RAISES $1.1 MILLION This year, the Chicago Zoological Society celebrated its 40th anniversary of the Whirl, its largest annual fundraiser. The event, co-hosted by the society’s board of trustees and Women’s... — Updated 6/9/2021


Hinsdale teen quite happy to be back on stage

Julianna Waters is eager to play the Cat this weekend in Stage Door Fine Arts' "Honk" at The Community House. She got a taste of being in front of a live audience last week as a... — Updated 6/9/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports June 8. Criminal trespass arrest Terrance T. Porter, 35, 15527 S. Marshfield St., Harvey, was arrested for criminal trespass and criminal damage to property, both felonies, after... — Updated 6/9/2021



In fearful times, look for the helpers. Growing up, Heather Bereckis heard that Mister Rogers-issued maxim often from her mom. And internalized it. "Knowing that I've helped... — Updated 6/9/2021

Krehbiel and his passion for history will be missed

Our village has many friends. Those who seek to improve our sense of community, those who work to keep our village safe, those who work to beautify our parks and open spaces and those who strive every day to ensure Hinsdale’s... — Updated 6/9/2021



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Don't like the story? Tell yourself a different one

“If the story you’re telling doesn’t serve you, tell a different story.” I typed that while taking my morning walk and listening to my current favorite podcast, “Ten... — Updated 6/9/2021

Don't believe that wealthy suburbia is under attack

Many who bring up wedge culture war issues do so because framing is the single most powerful tool for persuasion. Likewise, fear mongering, false equivalence and dog whistles are the weapons of those who want to reinforce a sense... — Updated 6/9/2021

Summertime and the livin' is pretty darn good

What’s the recipe for a perfect summer? Living in a great town like Hinsdale that no longer faces COVID-19 restrictions. As of tomorrow, that will be us. So today, even though summer doesn’t officially arrive until June 20,... — Updated 6/9/2021


Turn and face the strange changes

Today is my husband's birthday (love you, hon!). He is a year older than me, but looks younger by virtue of his hair somehow remaining as golden as it was on our wedding day,... — Updated 6/9/2021


Farmers Market returns for 45th year

The unofficial start of summer 2021 coincided with the official opening of the 45th season of the Hinsdale Farmers Market. Launched on Memorial Day, the outdoor market will host... — Updated 6/10/2021


Pet pic of the week

Stella is a retriever mix who is looking for her forever family. She would do well with kids 10 and older. She's a playful and sweet 1-year-old whose adoption fee is $250. The... — Updated 6/10/2021

Summer camps

ANIMAL CAMPS n All Abilities Animal Friends Camp Every other Friday, June 11-Aug. 6 Tuthill Family Pet Rescue and Resource Center 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale (630) 323-5630 This Hinsdale... — Updated 6/9/2021


Oku leaves mark on Kenyon tennis

In the third set of a tennis match at University of Chicago two years ago, Kenyon College's Erika Oku started to cramp up, a familiar nemesis during grueling contests. "I told my... — Updated 6/9/2021


Student athlete profile

Name: Jake Adams Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you start playing baseball? I started playing when I was about 5. My mom coached our T-ball team. What do you enjoy most... — Updated 6/9/2021


Instant replay

Hinsdale Central sophomore Armaan Sinha gets the upper hand on his opponent while teammate and fellow sophomore Cody Tavoso executes a move in his match during a home meet against... — Updated 6/9/2021

Headed to state

The Hinsdale Central boys tennis team will compete in the IHSA state final meet Thursday to Saturday, June 10-12, at Hersey High School. Representing Red Devil Nation will be senior Ansh Shah and junior Noah Hernandez in singles,... — Updated 6/9/2021

Sports results

Baseball June 7 @ IHSA regional final vs. Oak Lawn V wins 9-2 June 4 @ IHSA regional semifinal vs. Glenbard East V wins 8-2 Montesantos, 2 RBIs Mulvihill, RBI, 2 runs J. Adams, RBI, run L. Adams, 3 runs Jurack, run Chatterjee,... — Updated 6/9/2021

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