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National Register home back in full bloom

Less than 24 hours after a fire destroyed most of their 119-year-old home at 329 E. Sixth Street in Hinsdale two years ago, the Reenans were getting ready to rebuild. Jennifer... — Updated 11/18/2020


It was a great day to stuff the truck

It didn't take very long for the Hinsdale Central students from the National Honor Society and the Business Professionals of America to fill a truck from the People's Resource... — Updated 11/18/2020

Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated School District 181 Among other business Monday, board members: • approved the summer 2020 facilities master plan projects with an estimated total of about $2.6 million. Projects include moisture... — Updated 11/18/2020


Hinsdale navigates the COVID-19 crisis

Indoor dining at restaurants is prohibited. Learning for many is moving from in-person to remote. And people are being urged to avoid gathering for a high-profile holiday. That... — Updated 11/18/2020

Positive cases continue to increase in Hinsdale

Sixty-eight Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 60 new cases and the Cook County Health Department reported 8 new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 11/18/2020


This week's cover

Stuffing the truck - Students at Hinsdale Central held a Stuff the Truck fundraiswer last week, collecting food and paper goods for the People's Resource Center in Westmont.... — Updated 11/18/2020

Village to pay for bridge upgrades

Customized retaining walls for the entrance to the proposed pedestrian bridge would cost Hinsdale about $25,000, or so village trustees thought. At Tuesday night’s village board meeting via Zoom, board members learned that... — Updated 11/18/2020


Once upon a time

Thumbs down - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," the photo of east First Street is from the early 1920s. "The bank's vault annex is shown as well as the... — Updated 11/18/2020

Library offers candidate information sessions

For residents interested in running for the Hinsdale Public Library Board or the Community Consolidated District 181 Board in the April 2021 election, the library is offering virtual information sessions to highlight key dates... — Updated 11/18/2020


Taking their best shots

Ben Murphy, Juliet Delheimer and Stella Condotti hone their skills in a Jodie Harrison Basketball preseason clinic for second- and third-graders Monday... — Updated 11/18/2020


Hinsdale returnee espouses cooperation over conflict

"The best beloved of all things in my sight is Justice." These are the words of Bahá'u'lláh, the 19th-century founder of the Bahá'í Faith, which emphasizes the value of all... — Updated 11/18/2020

Police beat

Hinsdale police released the following reports Nov. 18. Felony weapons arrest Dominique Shaquille Richards, 26, 172 Tecumseh Drive, Bolingbrook, was arrested on felony counts of unlawful possession of weapons by a convicted... — Updated 11/18/2020



How do controlled burns help Mother Nature? To some, the days leading up to Thanksgiving are for hunting. For others, it's a time to prepare for the holidays ahead. For Erik Neidy,... — Updated 11/18/2020

Giving a big way to show we're in this together

The pandemic may have disrupted a lot of our regular routines, but it did not diminish Hinsdaleans’ commitment for giving back. We’ve documented that bounty of benevolence in our Good News section over the past year, and, as... — Updated 11/18/2020


The chocolate pie that saved the day

The happy frenzy of the holiday cooking season is coming. It would seem that Thanksgiving is all about the traditional turkey, but in our house I know better. Everything I make is... — Updated 11/18/2020


Making bargains often an ill-fated endeavor

I've been playing a little game with fate lately. I'll accept that I couldn't be with my mom when she took her last breath because I had the chance to say goodbye to her the day... — Updated 11/19/2020


Libby Melvin and James MacVicar

Elizabeth “Libby” Scott Melvin and James Sterling MacVicar were married the weekend of July 25, 2020, at Christ Church of Oak Brook and Cathedral Hall at The University Club of... — Updated 11/18/2020


Get in the spirit to give

Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday, and now is the time to start considering service organizations to which you want to extend extra support this year. Giving Tuesday is global generosity... — Updated 11/18/2020


Practical tips for contending with discomfort

How is everyone doing? This has officially been The Year of Discomfort. We've collectively experienced uncomfortable circumstances and events, lived our lives in uncomfortable ways... — Updated 11/18/2020

Holiday Happenings

Shop Hinsdale for the Holidays Ongoing To encourage people to shop locally, a secret Santa will surprise shoppers in Hinsdale stores with a $25 gift card valid at any Hinsdale retailer, spa or... — Updated 11/18/2020


Pet pic of the week

Emory is a beautiful tabby cat who is looking for her forever home, with kids of all ages. She's a sweet 1-year-old girl whose adoption fee is $75. The Hinsdale Humane Society... — Updated 11/19/2020

Spirit of giving

Tree of Remembrance Nov. 22-Dec. 25 Lincoln and First streets, Hinsdale (630) 856-6993 Amita St. Thomas Hospice once again will decorate its Tree of Remembrance outside of BMO Harris Bank. Community members are able to make a... — Updated 11/18/2020

Sports shorts

CENTRAL announces STATE QUALIFIERS The following Hinsdale Central fall sports athletes would have competed in their respective IHSA state finals, which were canceled due to COVID-19, by virtue of their IHSA sectional... — Updated 11/18/2020


COVID-19 freezes out winter sports

Hinsdale Central girls varsity basketball coach Karen Persinger had hoped today's meeting of the Illinois High School Association Board would provide some answers on the status of... — Updated 11/18/2020

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