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Home of the brave - With some encouraging words from their moms, this group lined up in the south end zone to join in singing the National Anthem at Hinsdale Central's football... — Updated 10/20/2021

The Hinsdalean cited for parks coverage

The Hinsdalean was named one of three Illinois Parks' Top Journalists at the Illinois Association of Park Districts' Best of the Best Awards Gala Friday in Wheeling. The paper was... — Updated 10/20/2021

Race benefits Habitat for Humanity

The Hinsdale Central Habitat for Humanity chapter held its ninth annual Raise the Roof 5K race and walk Sunday morning. More than 400 people registered for the race and helped... — Updated 10/20/2021

D181 students stack up well against peers

Eight of the nine Community Consolidated School District 181 buildings are seeing high growth and high achievement among students when measured against their counterparts at comparable schools. That was one of the main findings... — Updated 10/20/2021

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business at Tuesday’s meeting, trustees: • passed a resolution setting the amount of money to be raised through property taxes at $11.1 million, including an estimated $3.3 million for the... — Updated 10/20/2021

Increase in COVID-19 cases holding steady

Eleven 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 two new case. That brings the total... — Updated 10/20/2021

Madison School head has learned in every phase

A career in education was not the original vision for Madison School Principal Barbara Shanahan, a biology major in college. Her focus shifted while helping a friend settle in to... — Updated 10/20/2021

Good news

ROTARY RUN RAISES $100,000 The 2021 Rotary Run Charity Classic Oct. 3 had more than 825 registered runners and raised more than $100,000, with donations still coming in. Proceeds will be donated to The Community House, Rotary... — Updated 10/20/2021

Once upon a time

Club house - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions The Hinsdale Club, which was founded in 1888. It was "initially an informal men's group that met above a... — Updated 10/20/2021

Plan puts preservation into practice

The framework for offering tangible incentives to homeowners interested in historic preservation is beginning to take shape. Hinsdale trustees met with historic preservation commissioners Tuesday to discuss the process. The first... — Updated 10/20/2021

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Oct. 20. Arrest for suspended license Juan Alberto Ore, 37, 3446 Highland Ave., Berwyn, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle at... — Updated 10/20/2021


After more than a year of virtual performances, the Nazareth Academy theater program returns to the stage Oct. 28-30 with "Clue." Inspired by the well-known board game, "Clue" is a... — Updated 10/20/2021

No clear explanation for what's going on in D86

We are baffled. We’ve watched and listened to the discussion of grading practices in Hinsdale High School District 86 from the Sept. 30 and Oct. 14 board meetings. We’ve been attending and reporting on school board meetings... — Updated 10/20/2021

Accepting the 'relentless impermanence' of life

I’ve been very interested in Buddhism of late. I blame this on Teri Goudie. She turned me onto Dan Harris after I complained that Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth,” was a... — Updated 10/20/2021

Fear-of-Death Diet really works

With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to consider The Fear-of-Death Diet. Of all the diets I've tried, none has been more successful than The-Fear-of-Death Diet.... — Updated 10/20/2021

D86 grading alignment is the wrong plan at the wrong time

It seems some members of the D86 BOE have implicit trust in the administration and feel that there will be bumps in the road that will iron themselves out. And with the most recent grading alignment — which includes curves and... — Updated 10/20/2021

Virtual no more

Hinsdale Central's performing arts troupes are returning to in-person auditorium programs, including a unique weekend-sharing schedule of dramas this week and a choral concert next... — Updated 10/20/2021

Neuroscience, therapy empowers families with ADHD

Parenting an ADHD child is exhausting. Your day is filled with looking for things your child "lost," dealing with careless mistakes, selective listening, fidgeting and epic amounts... — Updated 10/20/2021


n Virtual Cultural History of Hallowe’en Oct. 21 Hinsdale Public Library 20 E. Maple St. (630) 986-1976 Despite what some have tried to say, Halloween as we know it is a surprisingly modern... — Updated 10/20/2021

Pet pic of the week

Peace is a pit bull terrier mix who is ready to meet her new family. She would do well with kids 8 years and older. She's a sweet and playful 4-year-old who loves to give kisses.... — Updated 10/20/2021


Cross country, boys Oct. 16 @ WSC Silver meet V places 1st with 40 points Watcke, 1st, 15:33 Revord, 3rd, 15:40.68 Bandukwala. 7th, 15:59.77 Gamboa, 12th, 16:06.43 Skora, 17th, 16:27.38 Cross country, girls Oct. 16 @ WSC Silver... — Updated 10/20/2021

Hinsdale Falcons

9U ALMOST STAGES COMEBACK First play, every play, all day. This has been the mantra for the 9U Falcons all year. However this week vs the Wheaton Rams, the Falcons didn’t follow through. The Rams scored on an outside run on the... — Updated 10/20/2021

Sports shorts

GOLFERS HELP TEAM WIN TITLE Sophomores Jacob Gupta and Charlie Krasnewich of Hinsdale helped the St. Ignatius boys golf team win the IHSA Class 2A state championship Oct. 11 at Weibring Golf Club in Normal with a score of 585.... — Updated 10/20/2021

End zone

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Headed to state

The Hinsdale Central girls tennis team will represent Red Devil Nation at the IHSA state tennis meet today through Saturday at Buffalo Grove High School and surrounding schools. Competing for Central will be junior Nicole Hu and... — Updated 10/20/2021

Decade of leadership comes to an end

The amount of time and energy Falcon Football's Jay Novatney devoted during his 10 years of leading the program easily could be underestimated, friend and fellow board member Kay... — Updated 10/20/2021

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