Burglary suspect released under new law

A man on parole for armed robbery was charged last week with burglarizing a downtown Hinsdale shop in May by using a sledgehammer to gain entrance to the business. But he was released from custody under the state’s new cashless... — Updated 9/27/2023

Great day for a parade

The 2023 Hinsdale Central Homecoming parade wound through the village Saturday morning. With the marching band in the lead, followed by cheerleaders, pommers and various members of... — Updated 9/27/2023

Memorial Building cupola to sing once again

Longtime residents might remember a time when the skies over downtown Hinsdale were filled with melody and when the clock that sits atop the Memorial Building rang out to signal... — Updated 9/27/2023

New playgrounds, MRCs in District 181

Students at The Lane and Madison schools are enjoying new playgrounds, while Elm and Monroe schools are taking advantage of new media resource centers as part of almost $3.1... — Updated 9/27/2023

Once upon a time

Hidden creek - Hinsdale's Sean Chaudhry came across a box of old photos tucked in a corner of his store's basement. Workers built a culvert, which runs under the post office area,... — Updated 9/27/2023

Seniors rule

At the Homecoming pep rally Friday at Hinsdale Central High School, the four classes - seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen - compete in several games. The seniors tend to win... — Updated 9/27/2023

Revenues holding steady in District 86

The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board is expected to approve a fiscal year 2023-24 budget Monday with anticipated revenues of almost $133 million and projected expenses of $142 million. Revenues in the tentative budget are... — Updated 9/27/2023

Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181 Board Among other business at their Sept. 18 meeting, board members: • heard an update from Kristin Reingruber, director of assessment, instruction and evaluation, on the science pilot under... — Updated 9/27/2023

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 Hinsdale Central High School 55th and Grant streets www.hinsdale86.org/board-of-education/board-meetings On the draft agenda: second public hearing on and adoption of... — Updated 9/27/2023

Superintendent search survey, meeting open

School Exec Connect invites residents to help develop a profile that will be used to identify strong candidates and ultimately select a new superintendent for Hinsdale High School District 86. This profile will highlight district... — Updated 9/27/2023

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Sept. 26. Arrest for active warrant Larry L. Walton, 26, 317 Thistle Drive, Bolingbrook, was arrested for speeding and for an active arrest warrant out of DuPage County at 9:28... — Updated 9/27/2023

Central English teacher publishes her first novel

Like many who grew up surrounded by books, Angelique Burrell dreamed of writing her own one day. "I wanted to, but it seemed so far out of reach of anything," she said. "It took a... — Updated 9/27/2023


What is the Adult Inter-Faith Fellowship? Ron Hilt felt unwelcome as a boy when his pursuit of childhood pleasures clashed with church dogma. Experiencing ostracism following a... — Updated 9/27/2023

Diane Christine Ronning Halbrook

Diane Christine Ronning Halbrook, 76, died peacefully under hospice care at Wesley Acres on Sept. 15, 2023. Diane was born in 1947 in Chicago, the first child of John A. and Leila... — Updated 9/27/2023

Griff Edward Schrade

Griff Edward Schrade, 80, passed away Sept. 16, 2023, in Tempe, Ariz., after a battle with Stage 4 colon cancer. He was born in 1943 at St. Anne's Hospital in Chicago, the first... — Updated 9/27/2023

Mary Elizabeth Platts

Mary Elizabeth Platts, 96, passed away Sept. 18, 2023. Known as Betty, she was born in 1926 in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Hinsdale in 1964 with her husband, James Platts, and... — Updated 9/27/2023

Sophie Paro

Sophie Paro, née DiMassa, passed away Sept. 18, 2023, in Burr Ridge. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the middle child of three, Sophie moved to southern California as a teenager, just in... — Updated 9/27/2023

Edward Allen Treichel

Edward Allen Treichel, 80, passed away peacefully Sept. 17, 2023. Born in Melrose Park in 1943, Edward was a longterm resident of Chicago and then Hinsdale for the past 34 years.... — Updated 9/27/2023

Resignation highlights continued disorder in D86

Before the April election, we hoped the addition of some new faces on the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board would create a more cohesive governing body with less dysfunction. How naive. The recent resignation of board member... — Updated 9/29/2023

Letter - Join Rotary Run Sunday and support local charities

Come one, come all to the 2023 Rotary Run Charity Classic this coming Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. The motto of Rotary is very simple, “Service Above Self.” That is the reason I joined the Rotary Club of Hinsdale just a few short... — Updated 9/27/2023

120 pages not enough for 150 years of history

Whew! When we sent the 120-page special section commemorating the village's 150th anniversary to our printer Tuesday morning, I felt a sigh of relief. The section has consumed a... — Updated 9/27/2023

Time to empty my prefrontal cortex

Ahh ... that's better. The good old prefrontal cortex. Where would we be without it? Pretty much brain dead; that's where we'd be. The prefrontal cortex is the region of the brain... — Updated 9/27/2023

Find community at the Hinsdale Public Library

Finding and building community can be a challenge when you are somewhere new - or even somewhere you've lived for some time. As life changes, the communities you need shift, too.... — Updated 9/27/2023

Pet pick of the week

Nina is a gorgeous 10-year-old pit mix with a sweet and gentle disposition. She is housebroken, has excellent leash manners and is fine with other dogs. Because she is deaf, she... — Updated 9/27/2023

Zoo visitors can meet three baby animals

Most fans of Brookfield Zoo know about the upcoming fun promised at the annual Boo at the Zoo! event (see Page 26 for details). But they might not know a visit to the zoo also... — Updated 9/27/2023


Fall Color Wine Tasting Sept. 28 Morton Arboretum 4100 Route 53, Lisle (630) 968-0074 www.mortonarb.org Enjoy seasonal wines and live music in The Grand Garden amidst changing trees at the arboretum. Attendees can pre-order their... — Updated 9/27/2023

Student athlete profile - Devin Swoyer

Devin Swoyer Hinsdale How did you get interested in golf? I first got interested in golf when my brother, he plays hockey, he was playing in Sioux Falls, S.D. He came back one... — Updated 9/27/2023

Central plays a big part in WSC lineage

John Naisbitt didn't learn that his name was among the coaches and contributors on the 100 Years of the West Suburban Conference Honor Roll until someone told him to look online.... — Updated 9/27/2023

Hinsdale Falcons

8U FALCONS SHUT OUT TRI CITY The 8U Hinsdale Falcons improved to 4-1 Saturday afternoon with a 24-0 victory over Tri City 8U Black. Cole Sherwood stole the show scoring four touchdowns, including three on the ground and one punt... — Updated 9/27/2023

Instant replay

Hinsdale Central cross country runner Ally Furey leads the pack Sept. 21 during a meet against conference rivals LT and York at KLM Park. She was followed to the finish line by... — Updated 9/27/2023

Sports results

Cross country, boys Sept. 23 @ Palatine Invite V places 13th with 370 points Bandukwala, 15th, 15:08.39 Lowe, 52nd, 15;57.31 Kamenev, 80th, 16:13.97 Kurimay, 113th, 16:39.22 Doorhy, 114th, 16:41.34 Cross country, girls Sept. 23 @... — Updated 9/27/2023

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