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D181 board votes for hybrid reopening plan

With teachers and many families opposing a full, five-day return to school for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Consolidated School District 181 Board members Monday... — Updated 8/5/2020

National parks inspire family road trip

There are many lessons to be learned from seeing new places and welcoming new experiences. For the Kapcar family of Hinsdale, the first lesson of their epic 2016 journey to visit... — Updated 8/5/2020

Drive-in dance recital lets a little bit of normal get back on stage

The Hinsdale Dance Academy held their eighth annual dance recital as a socially distanced drive-in theater in July. Through eight performances over two days the performers were... — Updated 8/5/2020

Once upon a time

A bicycle built for one - This photo is from Sandy Williams book, "Images of America - Hinsdale." Sadie Noble is shown with her new bicycle in 1897. Residents across the village... — Updated 8/5/2020

COVID-19 cases edge up over the past week

A total of 266 Hinsdale residents have confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of July 21, compared to 249 a week ago. The DuPage County Health Department reported 247 confirmed cases in Hinsdale and the Cook County Health Department... — Updated 8/5/2020

Real estate sales

Deeds for the following properties in Hinsdale and Golfview Hills were recorded in DuPage County from June 22 to July 17. 1. 935 N. Madison St., Samuel and Annette Cremin to Eileen and Charles Hiatt, June 22, $630,000 2. 410 W.... — Updated 8/5/2020

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, https://www.d181.org Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, https://www.hinsdale86.d86.org Hinsdale Plan Commission 7:30 p.m.... — Updated 8/5/2020

Dist. 86 Board makes pick for vacant seat

The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board on Monday appointed Tamakia “TJ” Edwards to fill the board vacancy. Edwards is the founder of Inner-View Coaching and Consulting Services as well as the capital construction program... — Updated 8/5/2020

This week's cover

The show must go on - The Hinsdale Dance Academy presented its eighth annual recital as a socially distanced drive-in theater on July 11 and 12. Eleanor Lancey takes her cues from... — Updated 8/5/2020

Doctor dedicates career to caring for the underserved

Suja Mathew's first encounter with Cook County Hospital, now known as John H. Stroger Hospital, wasn't as a physician or even as a medical student. It was as the daughter of a... — Updated 8/5/2020

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports July 28 and Aug. 4. Arrest for domestic battery A 44-year-old Hinsdale woman was arrested for making contact of an insulting or provoking nature with a family member at 1:47 a.m.... — Updated 8/5/2020

Ask an expert - Business profile

Even with her requisite 200 hours of training behind her, Piyorose Narakol felt ill equipped on her first day as an au pair. Placed with a host family in Virginia, the young woman... — Updated 8/5/2020

D181 reopening plan should be reconsidered

A great American once wrote that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. An overwhelming majority of respondents to a D181-commissioned survey wanted the board to adopt a five-day per week, in-person reopening plan... — Updated 8/5/2020

Connections critical now more than ever

As an ICU physician, I have seen the horrors of COVID-19 up close. I have witnessed firsthand what this virus can do to people, to their bodies, to their spirits and to their... — Updated 8/5/2020

Crossword puzzles still my nemesis/foe/bane/ruin

“I’ve been enjoying your crossword puzzle,” a friend mentioned to me at a party a couple of weeks ago. We tend to get a little insulted when people talk about what they love... — Updated 8/5/2020

Column identifies perils posed by 'cancel culture'

I applaud Pamela Lannom’s July 30 “Democracy at Stake ...” opinion for exposing the left’s double standards and coercive practices. The censorship of John Kass is but one of many examples of cancel culture in action.... — Updated 8/5/2020

Reworking high school seasons the safe approach

Less than 24 hours after the Illinois High School Association had released its plans for high school sports during the 2020-21 school year, people already were complaining. The plan certainly is not ideal. Instead of a school... — Updated 8/5/2020

Fine Arts Festival returns

Sandra Holt didn't intend to become an artist. Although she had enjoyed a career teaching art to others, the purses she began making in retirement were supposed to be nothing more... — Updated 8/5/2020

Pet pic of the week

This is Walt, a 10-month- old, 40-pound Shar Pei mix that is good with children age 8 and older. He knows all kinds of commands, and never barked once for his foster family. He... — Updated 8/5/2020

Summer camps

Day camp The Community House Summer Camp Through Aug. 21 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale (630) 323-7500 https://www.thecommunityhouse.org This year’s day camp program for ages 5-14 will have a 40-camper maximum.... — Updated 8/5/2020

IHSA plan moves football to February

The Illinois High School Association last week issued its modified plan for athletics during the 2020-21 school year, creating condensed seasons and moving some fall sports,... — Updated 8/5/2020

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