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The Hinsdalean repeats, captures sweeps

For the second year in a row, The Hinsdalean has been named the best mid-size nondaily newspaper in the state. The paper retains both the Harold and Eva White Memorial trophy and... — Updated 5/12/2021


Historic homes don't have to be museums

Darlene Bingham is not a student of architecture. That doesn't mean she doesn't appreciate the beauty and charm of a 1920s house. "We we came in to see this house, I was just... — Updated 5/12/2021

Hinsdale sees smaller hike in COVID-19 cases during the past week

Thirteen Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 11 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported two new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 5/12/2021

Good news

U.S. News RANKS CENTRAL NO. 10 Hinsdale Central High School ranked No. 10 for the state in the U.S. News and World Report list of 2021 Best High Schools released Tuesday. Central has a 96 percent graduation rate, with a college... — Updated 5/12/2021


Youth pull together to feed the hungry

Food insecurity may not be a direct concern for most Hinsdale residents. For HCS Family Services junior board members Abby Clark, Piper Frankiewicz and Camryn Saltzman, addressing... — Updated 5/12/2021


This week's cover

Dreams do come true - With a little creativity and plenty of protection in place, students from the Hinsdale Dance Academy filmed their performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"... — Updated 5/13/2021


Seeds of Service blossoms

Members of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church held their annual Seeds of Service 2021 collection throughout Hinsdale April 24. More than 200 volunteers helped pick up some of the... — Updated 5/12/2021


Once upon a time

The little engine that did - Engine No. 9 hauled trains from Chicago to Aurora through Hinsdale from 1865 until 1885. According to "Village on the County Line" by Hugh Dugan, it... — Updated 5/12/2021

2021 pool passes now on sale

Passes for the Hinsdale Community Pool’s 2021 season are now on sale, with the early bird rate in effect through May 28. Early bird rates for residents are $290 for a family, $165 for an individual, $80 for a senior citizen 60... — Updated 5/12/2021

New district office, tax abatement are priorities in D181 proposed budget

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board members Monday approved a tentative budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year totaling $82.8 million. The forecast spending, which represents a 2.15 percent increase over the... — Updated 5/12/2021


Volunteering a second career for Hofmann

When Cathy Coyne Hofmann discovered that Southern Illinois University offered a degree in communications, she knew she had found a path for her education and a channel for her love... — Updated 5/12/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports May 11. License, warrant arrest Dekari R. Iverson, 25, 5959 S. Troy St., Chicago, was arrested for driving with a suspended license, having no front license plate and for a... — Updated 5/12/2021


What are your thoughts as graduation nears? Hinsdale Central student Gianna Dugan will soon shed that identifier. The senior is graduating on Monday. And as student body president, she'll also serve as host for the proceedings.... — Updated 5/12/2021

Resident thanks Renehan for keeping teens safe

For 18 years I have witnessed Hinsdale Central High School students walking to school in weeds and through an uneven and muddy path along the north side of 55th Street between Monroe Street and Madison Street. Julie Renehan, our... — Updated 5/12/2021


Don't stop believin'

Growing up in The Region, my Dad had a sub-30-minute stretch goal from our driveway to Comiskey Park. Depending on the Dan Ryan traffic and his risk-taking appetite, this was... — Updated 5/12/2021


And the winner is ... The Hinsdalean, part 2

I wouldn't call Jim Slonoff a liar. After all, he's my friend of more than 30 years and business partner here at The Hinsdalean. But he does, at times, play fast and loose with the... — Updated 5/12/2021

Ten votes at D86 meeting: six or seven too many

You know the quote about insanity? Last week’s Hinsdale High School District 86 board meeting was a prime example, as the seven-member board did the same thing over and over trying to elect a new president. They took nine ... — Updated 5/12/2021


Kitchen Walk to highlight Hinsdale's great outdoors

The coveted outdoor spaces of seven Hinsdale homes, with perennials in bloom, pristine pools and immaculately manicured gardens and pathways, will be showcased at this year's... — Updated 5/12/2021


Restaurant week offers tasty treats

Tired of take-out? Hinsdale restaurants have just the thing for you. Fourteen establishments are participating in Hinsdale Restaurant Week, which starts tomorrow, Friday, May 14,... — Updated 5/12/2021


Pet pic of the week

Lydia is a pit bull terrier mix who is looking for her forever home. She would do well with kids 5 and older. She's a playful and sweet 3-year-old whose adoption fee is $200. The... — Updated 5/12/2021

Summer camps

CODING CAMPS Minecraft Builder June 14-18 Code Ninjas 842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont (630) 789-7090 Kids ages 7 to 14 will learn digital modeling processes and storytelling as they build scenes in... — Updated 5/12/2021


McClear big in the clutch at tourney

Shooting 1 over par on the front nine was not exactly the way University of Iowa sophomore golfer Mac McClear fantasized his final round unfolding at the Big Ten Championships May... — Updated 5/12/2021


Student athlete profile

Name: Kathleen Tobia Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you join the track team? My sophomore year. My brothers had always done track and cross country, so I always knew of... — Updated 5/12/2021


Baseball May 10 vs. LT V wins 6-0 Daker, 2 RBIs Edmonds, RBI Jurack, RBI, 2 runs Mulvihill RBI, run Montesantos, run Oosterbaan, win, 8 strikeouts May 8 @ York V wins 9-1 Fandre, 3 RBIs, 2 runs Chatterjee, 2 RBIs, 2 runs... — Updated 5/12/2021


Student athlete profile

Name: Ansh Shah Year: senior Hometown: Oak Brook When did you first start playing tennis? At 10 years old. I was playing a couple of sports when I was younger. I kind of just... — Updated 5/12/2021

Headed to state

Hinsdale Central juniors Matthew Cihlar and Chris Reyes will represent Red Devil Nation at the IHSA boys gymnastics state championship meet May 14-15. Cihlar will compete in the all-around and Reyes will compete in the pommel... — Updated 5/12/2021


Instant replay

Hinsdale Central junior Emmanuel Dorris clears a hurdle sprinting toward the finish line while senior triple jumper Henry Jonas goes airborne during his attempt at the WSC... — Updated 5/12/2021


Instant replay

Hinsdale Central's Tristan Moncrief speeds past a defender during a home game May 7 against Naperville North in the hard fought match, in which the Red Devils fell a... — Updated 5/12/2021

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