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Arrest made in Verizon armed robbery

A Chicago man already on electronic monitoring for a previous robbery has been charged in connection with last week's armed robbery of Hinsdale's Verizon Wireless store and is... — Updated 6/23/2022

Central teen competes on national stage

When settling in for a little summer reading, most would turn to a breezy novel or timeless classic. Hinsdale Central's Ajay Gupta prefers something a bit more informative. "I... — Updated 6/22/2022

Reptiles make a trip to Hinsdale Monday night

Jeremy Taulbee holds a large snapping turtle to show to the audience during the Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles visit to the Hinsdale Public Library Monday. Children try... — Updated 6/22/2022

Once upon a time

This old home - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of the home that was located in the 300 block of South Washington Street. "German born... — Updated 6/22/2022

This week's cover

Learning the moves - Kane Piercy, with the help of mom Meghan and dad Collin, works on some dance moves at Uniquely Thursday last week. The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce event is... — Updated 6/23/2022

Fewer than 10 new COVID cases reported

The DuPage County Health Department reported seven new cases of COVID-19 in Hinsdale over the past week, bringing the total number of cases in the DuPage County portion of Hinsdale to 3,764, compared to 3,757 last week. The Cook... — Updated 6/23/2022

D181 Board approves $98 million budget

Community Consolidated Elemen-tary District 181 Board members unanimously approved a fiscal year 2023 budget Monday that forecasts almost $76.8 million in operating revenues and about $68.2 million in operating expenses. The... — Updated 6/22/2022

Good news

NAZARETH ACADEMY Lists GRADUATES Nine students from Hinsdale participated in commencement ceremonies May 22 with 153 other members of the Class of 2022 at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park. They are Sarah Battaglia, Lorraine... — Updated 6/23/2022

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23 District 86 Transition Center 16W361 S. Frontage Road, Suite 126, Burr Ridge https://d86.hinsdale86.org On the agenda: strategic plan goal updates, proposal for... — Updated 6/22/2022

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business at their June 14 meeting, trustees: • unanimously voted to grant the home at 121 S. County Line Road — commonly known as The Bagley House — local landmark designation, as... — Updated 6/22/2022

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports June 15 and 21. DUI arrest Raul Leon Zacarias, 28, 285 N. Richmond Ave., Clarendon Hills, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol... — Updated 6/22/2022

Science, history, art merge into job and career

As an expert in artifact conservation, Anna Weiss-Pfau of Hinsdale is entrusted with some of the world's oldest, rarest and most valuable objects. "My husband thinks it's funny... — Updated 6/22/2022

Ask an expert - LIZ HEINECKE, AUTHOR

What should we know about Loie Fuller? Loie Fuller was born before Hinsdale was, on a chilly January night in 1862 at the Castle Inn near what is now the village intersection of... — Updated 6/22/2022

Joseph Daniel Mahoney

Joseph "Joe" Daniel Mahoney, 51, passed unexpectedly June 14, 2022, at his home in Clarendon Hills. Joe grew up in Western Springs and attended St. John of the Cross school then... — Updated 6/22/2022

John Cielenski

John Cielenski, 87, of Hinsdale died June 17, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Jean, nee Partyka; his children, Georgia (Scott) Roeming and Lora (Stephen) Collins; his grandchildren, Ryan (Kate) Roeming, Adam (Daley) Collins and... — Updated 6/23/2022

Galassi best choice to serve on DuPage County Board

A wise woman once told me the best way to affect change in the country is at the local level. That amazing woman, Patti Bellock, diligently served as our state representative for 20 years and continues to take an active role in... — Updated 6/22/2022

Dillard, Bellock support Hart, Galassi in primary

It was an honor to represent Hinsdale for more than two decades as your state senator and state representative. We learned a lot of lessons during our tenures — but one that stands out is that success as a representative of the... — Updated 6/22/2022

Annual call for new writers to join columnist pool

One of my favorite tasks at work is to read the submission from our contributing columnist each week. Our writers this past year were Bill Barre, John Bourjaily, Bret Conway, Kelly... — Updated 6/22/2022

Add 'Vote in primary' to Tuesday's to-do list

We’re glad it’s not our job to predict voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary. “What?” you say. “There’s an election on Tuesday?” Yes, so after you drop the kids off for swimming lessons or summer camp, make sure to... — Updated 6/22/2022

Heat a welcome relief from cold

I just can't stand the bitter cold Chicago winters. With each passing year, I am becoming less tolerant of the cold, the wind, the polar vortices, the bone-chilling wind chills and... — Updated 6/22/2022

'Les Mis' draws many actors to the stage

Caroline Hurley and Samantha Rotta have shared a lot since meeting at a BAMtheatre rehearsal several years ago. They enjoy play dates, they dance together at Salt Creek Ballet,... — Updated 6/22/2022

Pic of the week

Midnight is a princess in training who loves to be pampered with lots of attention and brushes. She's 3 years old, up to date on all her vaccinations and ready to find her new... — Updated 6/22/2022

Local rowers power to regional win

Hinsdale's Matt Notaro and his pairs rowing partner Peter Mikulski of Western Springs were near Cincinnati, Ohio, last month for the Midwest Junior Rowing Championships. The... — Updated 6/22/2022

Summer camps

ART CAMPS n Summer Arts Camps Through Aug. 19 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale https://www.thecommunityhouse.org (630) 323-7500 Step into a time machine in the Art Studio and explore the art and culture of... — Updated 6/22/2022

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