Central, South set to re-open next month

Some students will be back in the buildings at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools this month, with in-person classes set to resume until Oct. 5. Even then, only 25... — Updated 9/16/2020

Ryan revises its senior living proposal

As the Hinsdale Plan Commission unanimously rejected one development proposed for a portion of the IBLP property on Ogden Avenue, the Hinsdale Village Board is poised to send them... — Updated 9/16/2020

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board Among other business Sept. 10, board members: • voted 7-0 to issue almost $46.1 million in bonds, the third bond sale related to the $139.8 million building referendum voters approved in... — Updated 9/16/2020

Project deemed too dense for village

The proposed Heather Highlands residential project has received low marks from both Hinsdale plan commissioners and residents of the Fullersburg community near the 37-acre site... — Updated 9/16/2020

Once upon a time

It's a house on wheels! - It took two days in 2005 for R. Harold Zook's home to be moved from its lot at 327 S. Oak St. to Katherine Legge Memorial Park. The noted architect's home... — Updated 9/16/2020

COVID-19 case count up 25 since last week

The number of Hinsdale residents who have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19 hit 368 on Sept. 15, compared to 343 a week ago. The DuPage County Health Department reported 332 confirmed cases in Hinsdale and the Cook... — Updated 9/16/2020

Good news

CENTRAL STUDENTS WIN AP AWARD Fifteen Hinsdale Central students earned the AP Capstone Diploma award. They are Jay Amin, Abigail Chute, Gabrielle Conidi, Anika Holur, Saurav Joshi, Yahya Junejo, Cole Koffron, Luke Leddy, Sidh... — Updated 9/16/2020

D181 fiscal plan projects large surplus

The Community Consolid-ated District 181 Board has approved a balanced budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that envisions a $6.7 million surplus in its operating budget. Board members voted 6-0 Monday in favor of the financial... — Updated 9/16/2020

This week's cover

Sunset over the Hinsdale priarie - As the sun set over the Jackson Street prairie in Hinsdale on Monday night, the effects of the forest fires in the western United States created... — Updated 9/16/2020

Avoid tickets by parking in lot

Hinsdale police want to remind those who live and work in Hinsdale that free parking is available in the lower level of the new parking deck near the Hinsdale Middle School. The lot may be entered off Garfield Avenue just south... — Updated 9/16/2020

Top Driver

Man honored for work in Chicago neighborhood

A Friday morning get-together with a group of fellow Christian men changed Charles Lewis' life for years to come and the lives of thousands of Chicago residents forever. It was at... — Updated 9/16/2020

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Sept. 16. Driver arrested for revoked license Michael Sekyra, 36, 674 Lily Cache Lane, Bolingbrook, was arrested for driving with a revoked license at 4:40 a.m. Sept. 12 at 55th... — Updated 9/16/2020

Ask an expert - Sherri Cook, Rosh Hashanah celebrant

What should we know about Rosh Hashanah? Repentance. That is the central theme of Rosh Hashanah, the annual two-day celebration that marks the start of the Jewish New Year. Rosh... — Updated 9/16/2020

This month the time to get or use a library card

Perhaps you’ve seen the photo of Ridgway Burns on his bike, pulling a small book trailer, on the cover of the Hinsdale Public Library’s fall 2020 newsletter, “Beyond Books.” Burns is wearing his helmet and — thanks to... — Updated 9/16/2020

Don't trust lawmakers with more taxing authority

Here’s the reason you should vote no on the proposed “fair tax” amendment to the Illinois Constitution. The amendment gives the legislature power to increase taxes on any group of taxpayers with no limits and no... — Updated 9/16/2020

Get to know our new contributing columnists

When we announced this summer that we were looking for new contributing columnists, we didn't expect to have the largest applicant pool we've seen in years. (Perhaps being stuck at... — Updated 9/16/2020

Host homecoming parties or have schools reopen?

Over the past few weeks of high school online, teachers have been told about multiple homecoming parties being planned. This is happening while some of the same families are begging for the schools to be reopened. I am amazed... — Updated 9/16/2020

Nothing bigger than the little things

If there's one thing that the pandemic has taught me, it's that the over-scheduled and over-consumerized lifestyles that we were once living is not sustainable. The societal... — Updated 9/16/2020

Event designed to spark interest in Zook

When's the last time you've been out to see the Zook Home and Studio at KLM? Members of the Hinsdale Historical Society would like to invite you for a visit. The society is hosting... — Updated 9/17/2020

Wellness House Ball ... At Your House goes virtual

While the pandemic has affected everyone, young and old, those living with cancer have been particularly impacted. Wellness House has provided a constant source of support for the... — Updated 9/17/2020

Pet pic of the week

Bruno is a handsome boy who is looking for his forever home, a home with older kids. He's a happy 7 year old who loves playing with squeaky toys but sometimes forgets just how big... — Updated 9/16/2020

Teens paddle through the pandemic

A river is tailor-made for social distancing. There's little traffic on the DesPlaines River on a lovely Monday afternoon as cormorants guard their nests in the bare treetops... — Updated 9/16/2020

Student athlete profile

Name: Yasmina Eshac Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you start playing tennis? I had just moved from Egypt and I didn't know what sport to start playing, so I started... — Updated 9/17/2020

Sports results

Cross country, boys Sept. 12 @ Downers North V loses 31-24 Watcke, 1st, 15:46.8 Revord, 4th, 16:13.6 Ley, 7th, 16:25.1 Hill, 9th, 16.3 Gruber, 10th, 16:31 Cross country, girls Sept. 11 vs. Downers North V loses 37-23 McCabe, 2nd,... — Updated 9/16/2020

Instant replay

Hinsdale Central golfer Michael Spitzer hits his approach shot Monday afternoon during a match against Proviso West at Carriage Greens. Ben Rasmussen tries to pitch his ball close... — Updated 9/16/2020

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