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Lifelong Hinsdalean was a true friend

Hinsdale's Steve Foster took a good friend to Wrigley Field last Labor Day to watch his beloved Cubbies. Suddenly a foul ball sailed their way and landed just behind their row.... — Updated 1/19/2022

Central students serve up a special course

Members of Hinsdale Central's FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Club spent some time after school earlier this month creating an entree for a meal to be... — Updated 1/19/2022

This week's cover

Red goes green - Members of Hinsdale Central's FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Club work on creating an entree for 128 clients of the DuPage PADS program... — Updated 1/19/2022

Get vaccine, booster at D86 clinic on Monday

District 86 is partnering with Jewel-Osco to host a COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot clinic in the auditorium at Hinsdale Central from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24. This event is open to community members who are 12 or older,... — Updated 1/19/2022

Multi-sport camp helps kids get ready for opening day

Trevor Lorek, a senior at Elmhurst University, introduced a group of boys to T-ball last month as part of a winter break multi-sport camp offered at The Community House. In... — Updated 1/19/2022

Slight drop in number of new Hinsdale cases

One hundred and twenty-three Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 117 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported 6 new cases. That... — Updated 1/19/2022

Bad look, no violation in board member tiff

An angry exchange between Hinsdale High School District 86 Board members Erik Held and Jeff Waters after a meeting was a “bad moment” and should underscore the importance of public officials behaving respectfully toward one... — Updated 1/19/2022

D86 teachers contract extended one year

Teachers in Hinsdale High School District 86 now have a contract through June 30, 2023. The current contract was set to expire June 30, 2022. The extension was ratified by Hinsdale High School Teachers Association members the... — Updated 1/19/2022

Good news

MUSIC STUDENTS earn ALL-STATE Ten students from Hinsdale Central High School earned All-State selections for band, chorus and orchestra from the Illinois Music Education Association. They were chosen from among the more than... — Updated 1/19/2022

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 Hinsdale Middle School, 100 S. Garfield Ave. https://www.d181.org On the draft agenda: CSCI results, Illinois School Report Card Results, resolution to... — Updated 1/19/2022

Geography champ gearing up for next national competition

John Augustyn is running out of places to display his collection of trophies, plaques and medals, but that's not stopping the three-time national geography champion from pursuing... — Updated 1/19/2022

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Jan. 18. DUI arrest Amy L Caveney, 45, 421 N. Bruner Place, Hinsdale, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content higher than... — Updated 1/19/2022

Ask an expert - RON LIEBER, FINANCIAL COLUMNIST

How should families approach the college search? New York Times financial columnist Ron Lieber and his wife had set aside money for their daughters' college education, and he'd... — Updated 1/19/2022

Plan to hire consultant, reading withdrawal letter hurt D86

The last two years have been very difficult. The stress caused by the pandemic has splintered our school community. Knowing this, we should strive to meet each other on common ground, not engage in conduct that drives us further... — Updated 1/19/2022

Observations on a look back at our pages in 2021

I've spent a lot of time thinking about 2021 lately. It's not because I'm stuck in the past. Like many of you, I was ready for a new year (and the hope that it would be our last... — Updated 1/19/2022

Board shouldn't need a scolding to behave properly

Men behaving badly. That admonishment is essentially the conclusion of investigation into an October parking lot incident between board members Erik Held and Jeff Waters. The attorney hired to conduct it, Dana Crumley of Franczek... — Updated 1/19/2022

New year brings new chapter

Happy New Year! Like every other New Year's Eve, this one was no different. We rang in the new year with a festive and fun-filled celebration with the family. Lots of hugs, kisses... — Updated 1/19/2022

Young traveler shares her cancer journey

At first, 8-year-old Elise Allison noticed she was feeling tired and getting bruises on her legs. When she turned very pale after running in the Madison School Dash & Bash at... — Updated 1/19/2022

Pet pic of the week

Max is a black and white cat who is ready to meet you. He would do well with kids 8 and older. He's a super sweet and gentle 9-year-old whose adoption fee is waived by the Match Me... — Updated 1/19/2022

Who needs a pneumococcal vaccine? And why?

No one likes being sick. But sometimes, a wet cough, fever and all-over aches and pains are more serious than your average flu. Caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae,... — Updated 1/19/2022

Club trains HC wrestling's next gen

Hinsdale fifth-grader Jake Knapp had heard about the rigors and rewards of wrestling from a couple of family friends who compete at the Division I collegiate level. "I just kind... — Updated 1/19/2022

Student athlete profile

Name: Braxton Bokos Year: senior Hometown: Oak Brook When did you first start swimming? Competitively I started swimming around 6 or 7 at the Oak Brook Stars. My parents come from... — Updated 1/19/2022

Instant replay

Hinsdale Central's Jake Quast rises for a layup after making a steal during Central's game against visiting Plainfield East. The Red Devils defeated the... — Updated 1/19/2022

Sports results

Basketball, boys Jan. 15 vs. Plainfield East V 64-42 Jan. 14 @ St. Charles North V 52-50 Basketball, girls Jan. 15 @ MLK DeKalb Shootout vs. Dundee Crown V wins 65-25 Monyek, 16 points Sarros. 10 points Howe, 9 points McLaughlin,... — Updated 1/19/2022

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