Prentiss contract updates divide board

The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board split along familiar fault lines last week in approving a 31-day contract extension for Superintendent Tammy Prentiss along with added contract language intended to protect her from... — Updated 2/1/2023

Village, Trinity agree to settle lawsuit

A three-and-a-half year legal battle between Trinity Sober Living and the village has come to an end. Hinsdale trustees Tuesday approved a consent decree with Trinity Sober Living and the U.S. Department of Justice to settle a... — Updated 2/1/2023

Once upon at time

A beer for all seasons - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of the Henry Schramm Bottling Works. "In 1884 German immigrant Henry Schramm started... — Updated 2/1/2023

New changes mean more options for parking

Commuters who aren't traveling into the city every day now have the option of paying for daily parking. Instead of having to purchase a six-month blue permit for $316.50, commuters... — Updated 2/1/2023

Central salutes veterans

Local veterans and first responders were invited to Hinsdale Central's basketball game against York Friday night. Former Hinsdale resident and store owner Charlie Hartley was even... — Updated 2/1/2023

News writing has changed over the years

Imagining what life was like when the village was founded in 1873 is almost impossible, given the changes that have taken place in just the last quarter century. . But a look back at early issues of The Doings, which started... — Updated 2/1/2023

Number of new COVID cases climbs slightly

The DuPage County Health Department reported 14 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 4,437, compared to 4,423 a week ago. The Cook... — Updated 2/1/2023

Check - mate!

Mark Lin can hardly contain his disbelief that his king has fallen to Dominick Levinthal's queen in an after school chess match at Elm School. More that a couple dozen Elm school... — Updated 2/2/2023

Sign up to shovel snow, get help with shoveling

Hinsdale once again is offering is snow shoveling program to connect residents in need with residents seeking ways to volunteer and contribute to their community. Individuals looking to give back, or who are seeking community... — Updated 2/1/2023

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Among other business Jan. 26, board members: • discussed proposed changes to district fees for the 2023-24 school year. The schedule includes proposed increases to 13 course fees related to... — Updated 2/1/2023

Police beat

As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hinsdale police had not distributed this week’s... — Updated 2/1/2023

New HCC chair hopes businesses will get involved

As someone who spent her childhood in Hinsdale and returned after college to live and work in the area, Laura Liss has watched her hometown grow and change. Now, she's helping to... — Updated 2/1/2023


What should parents know about teens and their emotions? Consider emotions like a member of one's personal board of directors, advised psychologist and author Dr. Lisa Damour,... — Updated 2/1/2023

Ruth Ann Kosac

Ruth Ann Kosac, 78, of Burr Ridge, passed away Feb. 3, 2023, with her family by her side. Ruth started with her passion of crocheting at the age of 11. She made items such as... — Updated 2/7/2023

William Kendall Rodi

William Kendall Rodi of Wilmette, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Jan. 22, 2023. Bill grew up in Hinsdale and was a graduate of Hinsdale Central High School, a 1990 graduate of... — Updated 2/1/2023

Malcolm "Shep" Shepherd

Malcolm Holmes "Shep" Shepherd of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Clarendon Hills, passed away Jan. 7, 2023, at the age of 95. Shep was born in 1927 in Independence, Mo., to Fred and... — Updated 2/1/2023

Edmund R. Wallens

Edmund R. Wallens, 87, of Willowbrook died Jan. 21, 2023. Edmund graduated from Tri-State College as a civil engineer in 1959. He was a member of Sigma Phi Delta international... — Updated 2/1/2023

Theodore Clark Walters

Theodore "Ted" Clark Walters, 81, a longtime Hinsdale resident, died Jan. 28, 2023. Ted was a veterinarian in the Chicagoland area for 37 years, spending the last 27 years... — Updated 2/1/2023

Dritha P. McCoy

Dritha P. McCoy, 81, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Jan. 15, 2023, surrounded by family following a brief illness at her daughter's home in Virginia. Dritha was a devoted... — Updated 2/1/2023

Evelyn Graham Peterson

Evelyn Graham Peterson, 95, a longtime resident of Clarendon Hills, passed away Jan. 22, 2023, with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas D.... — Updated 2/1/2023

Superintendent contract extension a 'shameful legacy'

The District 86 School Board presented a master class in abuse of power and obfuscation at its Jan. 26 meeting, when the majority bloc (Erik Held, Kathleen Hirsman, Cynthia Hanson and Terri Walker) voted, with only 48-hours... — Updated 2/1/2023

Contract change illustrates need for new D86 board

Whose idea was it to absolve the D86 superintendent of responsibility for last year’s alleged lapses in loyalty and ethics? Superintendent employment terms are not set by the superintendent, HR or counsel to D86. These are set... — Updated 2/1/2023

Hinsdalean set to launch election coverage Feb. 9

For the first time in The Hinsdalean’s history, there is a single contested race on the spring ballot. Only Hinsdale High School District 86 has attracted more candidates than there are open seats in the Tuesday, April 4,... — Updated 2/1/2023

Readers invited to be part of election conversation

Next week we will begin our coverage of the Tuesday, April 4, election. Unlike most years, we have a single contested race to cover — the Hinsdale High School District 86 board,... — Updated 2/1/2023

Not all actions need a reaction

When songwriters Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz penned the country song “When You Say Nothing At All,” they didn’t mean keep your mouth shut when your loved one does... — Updated 2/1/2023

Pet pic of the week

Susan is a beautiful 2-year-old brown tabby cat. She is a loving girl who enjoys playing with toys and is adoptable to families with children 5 years and older. She has been spayed... — Updated 2/7/2023

Hinsdale eateries plan sweet specials

Couples hoping to enjoy a romantic gourmet meal to celebrate Valentine's Day need not look far. Vistro Prime Steakhouse, Il Poggiolo and Nabuki in downtown Hinsdale are offering... — Updated 2/1/2023

Silver linings, secret to a delicious southern biscuit

I know a good biscuit when I taste one, but baking them at home was always disappointing. That is, until the pandemic flour shortage changed everything. Suddenly, like a great... — Updated 2/1/2023

Swimmers keep records spinning

Hinsdale Central's stunning new pool has brought with it a wave of fresh opportunities for the Red Devil swim program. Among them, the chance to set a brand new set of pool... — Updated 2/1/2023

Instant replay

Hinsdale Central senior Ben Oosterbaan rises up against a defender to score a basket Jan. 27 against visiting conference rival York. The Red Devils defeated the Dukes 50-38 to... — Updated 2/1/2023

Sports results

Basketball, boys Jan. 28 @ Lincoln-Way West Shoot Out vs. Lincoln-Way East V wins 61-54 Eck, 16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals Collignon, 14 points, 12 rebounds, assist, steal Oosterbaan, 12 points, 3 rebounds, assist,... — Updated 2/1/2023

Student athlete profile

Amelia McLaughlin Senior Hinsdale When did you first start playing basketball? I played basketball first and foremost at Hinsdale Inferno and actually met a lot of my current... — Updated 2/1/2023

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