Faith and family hallmarks of man's life

Peggy Smego lived two lives with her husband, Mark - the one before his 2004 stroke and the one after. And yet both were characterized by Mark's love of family, zest for life and... — Updated 6/29/2022

D86 meeting ends after members leave

Last week’s Hinsdale High School District 86 Board meeting ended abruptly after three board members walked out in protest, leaving the body without a quorum. Board members Peggy James, Debbie Levinthal and Jeff Waters left the... — Updated 6/29/2022

Students turn coaches at basketball camp

Long before he ever donned a Red Devils basketball uniform, Evan Phillips learned the basics of the game from members of the Hinsdale Central basketball team. "I remember it being... — Updated 6/29/2022

New COVID cases on the rise in Hinsdale

The DuPage County Health Department reported 56 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 3,820, compared to 3,764 last week. The Cook... — Updated 6/29/2022

Once upon a time

Parades of the past - This photo is from Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale." "The village's celebratory spirit has always been enthusiastic; Hinsdale's Fourth of... — Updated 6/29/2022

Pickleball camp has all the right moves

Hinsdale's badminton and pickleball camp at the Robbins Park courts provided a perfect experience for young players this week. The fundamentals of each - said to be two of the... — Updated 6/29/2022

Police enforcement to increase before July 4

The Hinsdale Police Department has announced plans for stepped-up July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign, which began June 16, continues through the early-morning hours... — Updated 6/29/2022

This week's cover

A pickle of a practice - Campers at Hinsdale's badminton and pickleball camp had to be quick on their feet during a "snake" drill Tuesday afternoon. In addition to actually playing... — Updated 6/29/2022

HMS lists honor rolls

HMS LISTS HONOR ROLLS Hinsdale Middle School has released the names of students who earned a place on the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2021-22 school year. Sixth grade HMS honor roll Hassan Ads, Javier Aguilar, Emma... — Updated 6/29/2022

No one injured in two-car crash

This Toyota RAV4 ended up on its side after a two-car collision at Grant and Maple streets the evening of June 23. The car rolled clockwise and rotated counter-clockwise, coming... — Updated 6/29/2022

Top Driver

Police beat

Hinsdale police released the following reports June 28. DUI arrests • Nicholas C. DeLaRosa, 30, 4846 Knox Ave., Chicago, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content higher than... — Updated 6/29/2022

Hinsdale man volunteers time to lift up others

Nathan Obryon said his outreach work with those trying to start afresh after prison or life on the streets has revealed yearnings we all share. "At the end of the day, we all have... — Updated 6/29/2022

Ask an expert - It takes a village - MAGGIE SOUTH, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

People across the United States look forward to July 4 as a day to spend with family and friends, to relax and to celebrate. But for Maggie South of the Hinsdale Parks and... — Updated 6/29/2022

Ralph Morris Pierce

Ralph Morris Pierce, 90, a former 54-year resident of Hinsdale and beloved father, devoted husband, selfless volunteer, avid golfer and frustrated Cubs fan, passed away peacefully... — Updated 6/29/2022

John Cielenski

John Cielenski, 87, of Hinsdale died June 17, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Jean, nee Partyka; his children, Georgia (Scott) Roeming and Lora (Stephen) Collins; his grandchildren, Ryan (Kate) Roeming, Adam (Daley) Collins and... — Updated 6/29/2022

Scenic suburbs rebut gloomy take

The tweet by @samwightt gave me pause: “Chicago’s suburbs are an infinite purgatory of farmland and decrepit downtowns networked together by boring county roads.” Really, Sam? You want “boring county roads”? Pick a day... — Updated 6/29/2022

Fourth of July a reminder of how division can heal

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4 not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle,... — Updated 6/29/2022

Relay sets records at Nike nationals

The Hinsdale Central High School 4x800 relay team finished the 2022 Illinois High School Track and Field finals with a second-place finish and the desire to keep on running. On the... — Updated 6/30/2022

Pet pic of the week

After coming to the shelter as a malnourished stray dog, Fiona is now happy, healthy and looking for her forever home. She's very smart and already knows plenty of tricks. Fiona... — Updated 6/29/2022

Time to fete the Fourth

Happy Fourth! And Happy 246th birthday USA!! One might think the country would be feeling its age, but - while the last couple of years would make any republic curmudgeonly -... — Updated 6/29/2022

Summer camps

ART CAMPS n Summer Arts Camps Through Aug. 19 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale https://www.thecommunityhouse.org (630) 323-7500 Step into a time machine in the Art Studio and explore the art and culture of... — Updated 6/29/2022

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