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Dog owners say no to plan for new fenced park

The Memorial Hall board room was standing room only Tuesday night as KLM Park users turned out to urge village officials not to replace the open space they and their off-leash dogs enjoy with a much smaller fenced facility. The... — Updated 10/13/2021

Kids enjoy spending time 'at the club'

Water hazards and blocked lines of sight challenged the golfers on a recent afternoon at the Prospect Country Club. At the where? Prospect Country Club is the name PE teacher... — Updated 10/13/2021

Professor offers lessons on being kind

Empathy is a powerful tool that helps people work together, cooperate, connect and ultimately thrive, said Jamil Zaki, professor of psychology at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. “So far... — Updated 10/14/2021

This week's cover

Finding the sweet spot - Clarendon Hills Middle School seventh-grader Surav Gupta makes a putt on the "Prospect Country Club" course late last month during a new unit on disc... — Updated 10/14/2021

Fewer COVID cases reported over the last week in Hinsdale

Ten Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported nine new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported one new case. That brings the total number... — Updated 10/13/2021

HCS finds new home, same landlord

HCS Family Services will be moving to larger and less disjointed environs pending Hinsdale Village Board approval of the agency’s relocation from the Memorial Building to the village-owned building at 22 E. Elm St. At their... — Updated 10/13/2021

All hands on deck at annual fire and police open house

Parents and children flocked to the annual Hinsdale Fire and Police departments' open house Saturday. With several demonstrations and exhibits, the annual event was a big hit. Zane... — Updated 10/13/2021

Free leaf pickups will begin week of Nov. 1

The village of Hinsdale’s annual fall leaf pickup program will begin the week of Nov. 1. The program is designed to keep village streets cleaner and safer and to help keep leaves out of sewers and storm drains. The most... — Updated 10/13/2021

Once upon a time

Social network - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions that in 1872, O.J. Stough built a building at 11 N. Lincoln St. that had a school on the first floor... — Updated 10/13/2021

Walking the walk

Students and parents across Community Consolidated School District 181 participated in the Walk to School Day Oct. 6. It began in 1997 as a global event that involves communities... — Updated 10/13/2021

Phillip sees divine design in life as she joins Ian's Place

Martha Phillip doesn't know what it's like to lose a child. But she has witnessed people close to her mourn that loss. "I lost my brother two weeks before his 16th birthday,... — Updated 10/13/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Oct. 13. Recycling can swiped A recycling can, valued at $50, was stolen between 9 a.m. Oct. 6 and 6:45 a.m. Oct. 7 from the curb in the 10 block of South Stough Street. Fraud... — Updated 10/13/2021


Why is earth science important? Years ago Hinsdale Middle School science teacher Katie Garvey was at her childhood Orland Park home when she felt the structure sway from a passing... — Updated 10/13/2021

Pleated skirts, tasseled shoes not on BTS list

Ainsley and I took advantage of having Columbus Day off to do some back-to-school shopping. We headed to Yorktown, primarily motivated by the bubble tea store there. (We had... — Updated 10/14/2021

Sharing ladder truck with CH might not be best plan

Clarendon Hills Fire Department has yard signs throughout their town (“We Need Our Own To Save Our Own”) which are supporting the purchase of a new ladder/pumper truck to replace their old truck. I now hear that Hinsdale is... — Updated 10/13/2021

Red Ribbon Week especially important this year

At a time when people of all ages continue to struggle with the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the anti-drug message of Red Ribbon Week is more important than ever. The weeklong campaign, which runs Oct. 23-31,... — Updated 10/14/2021

A reintroduction after writing hiatus

I never expected to be where I am now. And I am everything I expected I would be now. I never thought I would be a single mom now. And I know I am a better parent because of that... — Updated 10/13/2021

D86 Board: Revise newly unveiled grading scheme

Ken Knutson’s recent article “D86 Board: Grading plan misses mark” got it correct in referring to “unveiling” the superintendent’s Learning Leadership Team grading plan, which potentially masqueraded under the purview... — Updated 10/13/2021

Repickys thank community for support following loss

Thank you to all of our wonderful friends and neighbors. Claire, Michael and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our friends and neighbors who took time to wrap and unwrap the trees with orange ribbons, placed... — Updated 10/13/2021

Books & Brunch marks event milestone

Twenty-five years ago, the women of the Hinsdale-based Assistance League Chicagoland West chapter pivoted from the traditional luncheon fundraiser with a novel idea - to host a... — Updated 10/14/2021

Haunted Hall will add to fall fest fun

Goblins and ghouls all over Hinsdale are busy putting the finishing touches on their costumes for Hinsdale's annual Family Fall Fest. Set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.... — Updated 10/13/2021

Pet pic of the week

Benny is a tabby cat who is ready to meet his new family. He would do well with kids of any age. He's a sweet and gentle 13-year-old who loves to hangout for a calm night in and... — Updated 10/13/2021

Golf teams land on familiar ground

The Hinsdale Central boys golf team was less than satisfied with its sixth-place position after the first round of the IHSA state golf tournament Friday at The Den in Bloomington.... — Updated 10/13/2021

Hinsdale Falcons

9U GAME CLOSER THAN SCORE SHOWS It was all hands-on deck for the short-handed Falcons as they traveled to take on the Bartlett Raiders. Strong blocking by Ryan Pieczkowski, Bennett Zeikus, Josh Castro, Salvi Calandriello, Mas... — Updated 10/13/2021

Student athlete profile

Name: Abhi Reddy Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you first start running? Beginning of sophomore year. I had a good two mile in soccer for tryouts, so I decided to try out... — Updated 10/13/2021

Instant replay

Hinsdale Central's Thomas Skokna makes the catch despite tight coverage from a York defender Friday night in Elmhurst. Skokna had six catches for 75 yards and six carries -... — Updated 10/13/2021

Sports results

Cross country, boys Oct. 6 @ Naperville Twilight Invite V places 1st with 99 points Watcke, 2nd, 14:58.1 Revord, 11th, 15:19.4 Gamboa, 22nd, 15:36.5 Skora, 33rd, 15:54.7 Bandukwala, 40th, 15:58.2 Cross country, girls Oct. 8 @... — Updated 10/13/2021

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