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D86 announces plans to fill every seat

Many Hinsdale Central students who said they wanted to attend classes two days a week in person haven't been showing up. "There are a good portion of students, who even though... — Updated 3/3/2021

Number of COVID-19 cases continues to fall

Eleven Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 10 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported one new case. That brings the total number... — Updated 3/3/2021

Chicago Avenue work to last all summer

Work to replace the 98-year-old, 12-inch water main under West Chicago Avenue from Washington Street to Stough Street will begin later this month. Trustees Tuesday awarded the $1.7 million contract for Phase 2 of the project to... — Updated 3/3/2021


A snack for the palate with a palette on the side

What could be better than creating art with a helping of cookies on the side? Gabrielle Tufano teaches several painting techniques in her monthly Cookies and Canvas class at The... — Updated 3/3/2021

Real estate sales

Deeds for the following properties in Hinsdale and Golfview Hills were recorded in DuPage County from Jan. 19 to Feb. 4. 1. 615 N. Grant St., Elizabeth W. Buczkowski Revocable Trust to Charles and Margaret VanSlambrouck and the... — Updated 3/3/2021


Slip slidin' away

Village crews did their best over the past couple of months to keep the ice in tip top shape at Burns Field. On the coldest days, water was sprayed to create new layers of ice... — Updated 3/3/2021


This week's cover

Cookies and Canvas is a perfect match - The Cookies and Canvas class held monthly at The Community House offers a chance to create a masterpiece and have a few treats along the... — Updated 3/3/2021


Once upon a time

Green thumb – Sandy Williams, in her book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," writes about Englishman Fred Morris. "Morris established Morris Florists in 1894. Shown about 1907 in... — Updated 3/3/2021

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday night, trustees: • indicated support for converting the two-way stop at Maple and Washington streets to a four-way stop. The item will be on the consent agenda at the March 16... — Updated 3/3/2021

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, March 8 Hinsdale Middle School, 100 S. Garfield Ave. On the draft agenda: COVID-19 update, math/ELA/ACE placement approval appeals process,... — Updated 3/3/2021

D181 candidate Margie Kleber's election questionnaire

SPRING 2021 ELECTION QUESTIONNAIRE Name: Margaret Kleber Attendance area: The Lane School Years in district: 30 Age: 59 Education: Bachelor of Arts Occupation: Project Manager, Healthcare Industry Community service: Union Church... — Updated 3/5/2021

D181 candidate Christine Dannhausen-Brun's election questionnaire

SPRING 2021 ELECTION QUESTIONNAIRE Name: Christine Dannhausen-Brun, MPH Attendance area: Oak (but children attend Madison) and HMS - current 5th grader and 7th grader plus 4 children who have graduated out of the District Years... — Updated 3/5/2021

HPL candidate Mary Bock's election questionnaire

SPRING 2021 ELECTION QUESTIONNAIRE Name: Mary Bock Years in village: 34 years Age: 67 Education: Combined Degree. Liberal Arts and Education Wayne State University–Detroit, MI 1976 Occupation: Retired Community service:... — Updated 3/5/2021

HPL candidate Kristin McDaniel's election questionnaire

SPRING 2021 ELECTION QUESTIONNAIRE Name: Kristin McDaniel Years in village: 12 (born and lived in Village 3 years, lived in village 2 years while attending grad school, and have been back for 7 years) Age: --- Education: MS from... — Updated 3/5/2021

HPL candidate Amy Glynn's election questionnaire

SPRING 2020 ELECTION QUESTIONNAIRE Name: Amy Glynn Years in village: 7 Age: Education: B.A. in Marketing and Communications Occupation: Director of Total Rewards – Baker McKenzie Community service: • Westport Women’s Club... — Updated 3/5/2021

HPL candidate Dick Munson's election questionnaire

SPRING 2019 ELECTION QUESTIONNAIRE Name: Richard (Dick) Munson Years in village: 9 Age: 70 Education: BA in History at University of California, Santa Barbara MA in History at University of Michigan Occupation: Writer; had been... — Updated 3/5/2021


Card party will help woman celebrate century of life

She could have been secretary to the president of a major company, the young bride of a military leader or even a professional musician. But Mary Ellen "Ditty" Reck didn't let any... — Updated 3/3/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports March 2. DUI charge in December crash Darrien J. Watson, 28, 1334 S. Lorraine Road, Wheaton, was arrested Feb. 23 for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing... — Updated 3/3/2021



How can parents prepare children for adulthood? Working as a dean at Stanford University, Julie Lythcott-Haims was dismayed both by the basic life-skill deficiencies she observed... — Updated 3/3/2021

Levinthal will focus on improving D86 schools

The D86 BOE needs Debbie Levinthal at the table. I know Debbie Levinthal first as a neighbor, but when D86 started discussing curriculum changes, Debbie stepped up to advocate for our kids and the academic excellence of our... — Updated 3/3/2021


An aging milestone: Grown adults look like kids

I remember when my mom first uttered the words. "The doctors are all kids!" she told me. My father, who was a brittle diabetic, had been hospitalized again. My mom - younger at the... — Updated 3/3/2021

Better options exist than tying ribbons of plastic

Death brings up deep emotions and a desire to honor deceased loved ones. While we feel compassion towards those motivated to express their grief by partaking in the new ritual of tying plastic ribbons around parkway trees, our... — Updated 3/3/2021

Women continue to break barriers, make history

Women are making history. At the top of the list is Kamala Harris, the first woman to serve as our country’s vice president. She also is the first Black American and first South Asian American to be elected vice president. She... — Updated 3/3/2021


Paying it forward, one burger at a time

It's not as if my teenage son needs more reason to be embarrassed of me, but at lunch recently, I know he wanted the earth to swallow him alive, right there at the cash register.... — Updated 3/3/2021

ZBA should approve Krehbiel's rezoning request

I read with some interest The Hinsdalean’s recent article (Feb. 25) regarding the rezoning application for the property located at 505 S. County Line Road. This property is owned by Fred Krehbiel, a third generation Hinsdale... — Updated 3/3/2021


Women writers talk women writers

With favorite authors, it often doesn't matter what their next book is about. Their fans know they want to read it. "There are certain writers, they could write anything and you... — Updated 3/3/2021


Pet pic of the week

Ollie is a handsome, large mixed-breed dog who is looking for his forever home. He would do well with kids 10 and older. He's a smart and sweet 1-year-old whose adoption fee is... — Updated 3/3/2021


Sex, drug ed are critical during unprecedented times

There are five main sources where students may learn about sexual health and drugs: school, friends, family, media and their environment. Many schools offer programs focusing on... — Updated 3/3/2021


Student athlete profile

Name: Erkan Ozgen Year: senior Hometown: Burr Ridge When did you first start swimming competitively? I was about 5 or 6 years old when I first competed. My mom used to (swim) in... — Updated 3/3/2021

Sports shorts

CENTRAL HOLDS SIGNING DAY The Hinsdale Central Athletic Department recognized nine student-athletes Feb. 3 in conjunction with the National Letter of Intent Signing Day. They are: • Michael Brescia, Colgate University, football... — Updated 3/3/2021


Active offerings really springin' up

March has roared onto the scene as the 2021 calendar seems to quicken its gait. The awakening from our winter hibernation has many of us eager to shed those winter layers and get... — Updated 3/3/2021


Instant replay

Hinsdale Central's Charlie Sessa navigates around a defender while driving to the basket Friday night during Central's game against rival LT. The Red Devils staged a second-half... — Updated 3/3/2021

Sports results

Badminton Feb. 27 vs. Hinsdale South V wins 12-3 Feb. 25 @ Leyden V wins 7-0 Han, 21-9, 21-4 Shah, 21-8, 21-5 Maduzia, 21-9, 21-2 Shen, 21-5, 21-5 Miller, 21-6, 21-9 McCain/Berti, 21-10, 21-5 Yang/Godla, 21-6, 21-13 Feb. 24 vs.... — Updated 3/3/2021

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