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Criminals continue to target Hinsdale

Another image of an armed vehicle burglar in Hinsdale caught on surveillance camera has led to increased police patrols and a call for residents to do their part to deter criminal activity. Overnight burglaries were reported the... — Updated 11/23/2021

Once upon a time

Road trip - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions the Castle Inn, which was on Ogden Avenue. "Over time, (Benjamin) Fuller amassed about 800 acres. His... — Updated 11/23/2021

Christmas is just one month from today

Next Christmas, the Glenn family will have a new member at the holiday table. Laura and Matt Glenn's daughter, Taylor, is getting married in July 2022. The family typically... — Updated 11/24/2021

Hawks keep watch over Memorial Building, Burlington Park

Many days you can see this pair of red-tailed hawks hanging around the Memorial Building and Burlington Park. With eyesight that lets them spot a potential dinner at a distance of... — Updated 11/23/2021

Number of new COVID cases in town is a bit higher over past week

Forty-eight Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 45 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported three new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 11/23/2021

A great day to Stuff the Truck for Central students

Members of Hinsdale Central's National Honor Society and Business Professionals of America sponsored a Stuff the Truck food drive earlier this month. Their mission was... — Updated 11/23/2021

This week's cover

Red Devil Nation stuffs the truck - Stephanie Zeis and Sofia Cooper were among the dozens of Hinsdale Central students from the National Honor Society and Business Professionals of... — Updated 11/24/2021

Dist. 86 takes steps to reduce student stress

Hinsdale High School District 86 students got a couple of extra days off after board members expanded the Thanksgiving holiday to a full week to address mental health concerns. At the Nov. 18 board meeting, board members voted... — Updated 11/23/2021

Contest seeks happiest baby in town for cover

The Hinsdalean is looking for Hinsdale’s happiest baby to feature on the final front cover of 2021. Readers who know a happy Hinsdale baby born since Jan. 1 of this year who would look great on our New Year’s cover should... — Updated 11/23/2021

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Among other business Nov. 18, board members: • approved the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South programs of study for the 2022-23 school year. The most notable provision is the inclusion of... — Updated 11/23/2021

Seniors prepare for their finale of 'The Nutcracker'

For some, the holiday season begins with the first snowfall, the radio's transition to songs about Santa or the first spotting of an evergreen tree tied to the top of a minivan.... — Updated 11/23/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Nov. 23. DUI arrests • Joseph De La Cruz, 46, 8300 Collie Ave., Morton Grove, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and having no headlights or taillights... — Updated 11/23/2021

Ask an expert - Business Profile - The Courtyard

Following the 1990 founding of Hinsdale's Wellness House, the agency needed a reliable stream of funding to help sustain its mission of supporting cancer patients. Sisters Shelia... — Updated 11/23/2021

The turn signal column

On our National Day of Thanks, I would like to send out a special message of appreciation to the woman who managed to not kill me when I was out for a run a couple weeks ago. When... — Updated 11/23/2021

An abundance of reasons for which to give thanks

If we could come up with one reason to be thankful for each day of November — up to and including Thanksgiving — in 2020, we certainly can do so in 2021. Complaints seem to be in abundant supply this year. But if we stop,... — Updated 11/23/2021

Sappy start to Thanksgiving a holiday tradition

Every year when the broadcast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade begins, I tear up. This is a great source of amusement at my house, with Dan and Ainsley eager to supply their... — Updated 11/23/2021

Leftovers the star of post-holiday meals

Planning is the key to preparing Thanksgiving dinner - especially if you want good leftovers, like turkey enchiladas. "There's usually plenty of cheese leftover from the cheese... — Updated 11/23/2021

Pet pic of the week

Waldo is a gray and white kitty who is ready to meet his new family. He would do well with kids 5 and older. He's a talkative and sweet 13-year-old whose adoption fee is covered... — Updated 11/23/2021

Holiday Happenings

n Light up the Park Nov. 26 Parkway Bank Park 5501 Park Place, Rosemont https://www.parkwaybankpark.com Enjoy a variety of family-friendly festivities from 2 to 6 p.m., including visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free horse and... — Updated 11/23/2021

Library helps parents, kids cook up holiday memories

As the holiday season arrives, so do my childhood memories of baking in my family’s kitchen. Spending those moments together was always so exciting. I especially remember how important I felt when I got to help — following... — Updated 11/23/2021

Spirit of giving

n Giving Tuesday Scholarship Fundraiser Nov. 30 Il Poggiolo 8 E. First St., Hinsdale Tips and 20 percent of bar proceeds will go to a scholarship program supporting youth in need, foster youth and Chicago interns. Donations up to... — Updated 11/23/2021

Winter sports getting warmed up

Tis' the season for ... winter sports! Our series of previews of Red Devils' winter athletic programs kicks of with a look at boys and girls bowling and wrestling. The teams all... — Updated 11/23/2021

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