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Fiascone finds festive gifts in Hinsdale

Before Anna Fiascone was a real estate agent, she was a real estate attorney. The knowledge she gained in law school and four years in practice serves her well as a member of the... — Updated 11/30/2022

Police warn of armed suspects looking for cars

Hinsdale police issued an alert Wednesday afternoon warning residents of a pattern of auto burglaries and auto thefts occurring in nearby jurisdictions. The incidents are similar to ones that have occurred over the last several... — Updated 11/30/2022

Once upon a time

Early golf - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of the club house at Ruth Lake. "Ruth Lake Country Club, shown about 1940, was founded in 1922... — Updated 11/30/2022

Spiffing up for Santa

Just in the nick of time, a team of young painters was dispatched to Santa's workshop and North Pole post office in Burlington Park. The DiCosla Group in Hinsdale provided the... — Updated 11/30/2022

US Marshals task force nabs fugitive

A 38-year-old Hinsdale man was taken into custody Nov. 22 in the 700 block of South County Line Road by members of the Cook County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit assigned to the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Task... — Updated 11/30/2022

HMS hosts fall band concerts

Members of the Hinsdale Middle School sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade bands hosted their fall concert Nov. 17. Each band performed several numbers for the crowd gathered in the... — Updated 11/30/2022

"Keep the Wreath Red" with holiday fire safety

The Hinsdale Fire Department is once again teaming up with the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and neighboring fire departments in the “Keep the Wreath Red” program. This year, the program began Thanksgiving Day and... — Updated 11/30/2022

Five new COVID cases reported in Hinsdale

The DuPage County Health Department reported five 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 4,287, compared to 4,282 last week. The Cook... — Updated 11/30/2022

Legal battle with Trinity is continuing

The three-year legal battle continues between the village of Hinsdale and the U.S. Department of Justice and Trinity Sober Living over the right to convert a single-family residence into a living unit for those recovering from... — Updated 11/30/2022

HMS bands host fall concert

The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Hinsdale Middle School bands presented a fall concert Nov. 17. Each individual band performed several selections. Sixth-graders Timothy... — Updated 11/30/2022

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Nov. 30. DUI arrests • Michael C. Belsky, 48, 12818 Hill Drive, Crestwood, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and... — Updated 11/30/2022

Woman's spirit nourished by delivering food

On the cusp of becoming an empty nester last spring, Terri Sasnau was intent on giving back through volunteerism. "It had been on my list of things to do for a very long time,"... — Updated 11/30/2022

Ask an expert - CJ GRAD, JEWELRY DESIGNER

What's next after Caffray closes? Caffray Jewellers in Hinsdale's Grant Square has never been just about making and selling jewelry. The store's tagline is "making fine jewelry and... — Updated 11/30/2022

Jennifer D. Iser

Jennifer D. Iser, 52, a former longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away Nov. 22, 2022, in Miami, Fla. Jennifer graduated from Hinsdale Central High School in 1988. She always loved... — Updated 11/30/2022

Louise R. Stella

Louise R. Stella, 95, of Clarendon Hills, passed away peacefully Oct. 25, 2022, surrounded by family. Louise was born in Lyons and grew up during the Great Depression. She was... — Updated 11/30/2022

Joanne M. Cook

Joanne M. Cook, nee Vogt, 90, a longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away Nov. 13, 2022. She was born in 1932 in Elgin to Leo and Lucille Vogt, nee Dugas. Joanne attended St. Edward... — Updated 11/30/2022

Barbara J. Simons

Barbara J. (Moore) Simons, 74, formerly of Oak Brook, passed away peacefully Nov. 12, 2022, at her home in Berkeley with her children by her side. She was born in Chicago in 1947.... — Updated 11/30/2022

Thomas Francis Meagher

Thomas Francis Meagher, 92, of Burr Ridge, formerly of Hinsdale, died Nov. 21, 2022. Tom was born in Chicago (Rogers Park) and attended St. Timothy's Grade School, St. George High... — Updated 11/30/2022

Be neighborly and shop in your neighborhood

Happy December! For many of us, turning the calendar page from November drives home the reality that our Christmas shopping weeks are now fewer than the number of branches on Charlie Brown’s sparse yet plucky tree. We are... — Updated 11/30/2022

Holocaust survivor's story passed on

David Dragon was 16 years old when he secretly traversed the sewers of the Warsaw Ghetto, defiantly risking capture by the Nazis, to scavenge scraps of food. He brought back... — Updated 11/30/2022

Best Advent calendars don't cost the most

Ainsley enjoyed a piece of chocolate with her breakfast this morning. Chocolate (unless it's in the Nutella on her waffles) typically isn't on the morning menu at our house, but... — Updated 11/30/2022

Stroll over to Christmas Walk

The lights have been hung 'round the downtown with care, which means the village's Christmas Walk soon will be here. And so it will, as the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce and Razny... — Updated 11/30/2022

Gingerbread brings joy to the holidays

The sweet smell of ginger, cinnamon and cloves fills the air as I open our back door. My girls quickly drop their school bags and coats as they scramble in the house. Joyful grins... — Updated 11/30/2022

Spirit of giving

n Greeting card fundraiser www.theboosters.com Help the Hinsdale Central Boosters ring in the holidays with a greeting card fundraiser through www.minted.com. Use the promo code FUNDRAISEHINSDALEHS to receive 20 percent off an... — Updated 11/30/2022

Pet pic of the week

Garden is a beautiful 3-year-old pit bull terrier mix. She is very goofy, laid back and super snuggly and is adoptable to families with children 5 years and older. She has been... — Updated 11/30/2022

Holiday happenings

n Open House Dec. 1 Yankee Peddler 30 E. Hinsdale Ave. www.hinsdalehistory.org Stop in for bites and sips and to meet representatives of the Hinsdale Historical Society, who will share information about a membership promotion and... — Updated 11/30/2022

Student athlete profile

Ben Oosterbaan senior Hinsdale What are you most excited about going into your final basketball season? We have a lot of offensive talent. We just need to string everything... — Updated 11/30/2022

Devils ready for winter opponents

The Hinsdale Central athletes who compete in these winter sports will spend the next few months tumbling, stroking and grappling to the best of their ability, hoping to make it... — Updated 11/30/2022

Instant replay

Hinsdale Central bowlers Angelina Molfese and Rachel Brugge approach their shots during the team's season opening home match against Neuqua Valley Tuesday at Suburbanite Bowl in... — Updated 11/30/2022

Sports results

Basketball, boys Nov. 23 & 25 @ Oswego/Naper North Invite V places 3rd vs. Neuqua Valley V wins 68-51 Oosterbaan, 27 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals Cernugel, 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists Collignon, 9 points, 5... — Updated 11/30/2022

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