Shop local for the perfect holiday gifts

By Pamela Lannom [email protected] The Hinsdalean’s annual gift ideas series always begins with a shopping trip around town between yours truly and a willing volunteer.... — Updated 11/24/2020

Number of confirmed cases in Hinsdale rises

Forty-eight Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 45 new cases and the Cook County Health Department reported 3 new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 11/24/2020

Tall order

Several workers, several days, one hydraulic lift and more than 25,000 lights turned this home in the 700 block of South Quincy Street into a Christmas... — Updated 11/24/2020

Felon charged with having weapon, fleeing police Monday in Hinsdale

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King announced Tuesday that bond has been set for a Chicago man accused of illegally possessing a fully loaded firearm and fleeing from police... — Updated 11/24/2020

Scores turn out for Thanksgiving meals

Cars wrapped around the corner of Maple and Washington streets early Saturday morning, then further back on Hinsdale Avenue all the way to Garfield Avenue, queued up to receive a... — Updated 11/24/2020

This week's cover

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - Two workman from Holiglo, with the help of a hydraulic lift, work 50 feet above South Quincy Street Saturday afternoon hanging... — Updated 11/24/2020

Central, South will keep their doors open for now

Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools will remain open, despite a recommendation from administrators that the schools close for a two-week “adaptive pause.” Hinsdale Central Principal Bill Walsh told board members... — Updated 11/25/2020

Leaf pickup continues through next week

The village’s leaf pick-up program, which offers free, unlimited, weekly curbside collection of leaves in kraft paper yard waste bags, will be offered through the week of Nov. 30. Bagged leaves should be placed in the parkway... — Updated 11/24/2020

Once upon a time

Jack of all trades - According to Sandy Williams' in her book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," Anson Ayers had a wide-ranging background of teaching, farming, carriage building,... — Updated 11/24/2020

Good news

ROTARY HELPS FUND polio fight The Hinsdale Rotary Club marked World Polio Day on Oct. 24 by donating $2,000 to the Pioneers for Polio campaign being run by Rotary International. With matching dollars being offered by The Rotary... — Updated 11/24/2020

California native finds joy preserving Hinsdale's history

To Kristen Laakso, rooms are filled with much more than furniture and buildings are made of more than wood and steel. For this lifelong student of art and architecture, rooms are... — Updated 11/24/2020

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Nov. 24. Arrest for suspended license Jacquelyn R. Kozlov, 31, 98 Quail Hollow Court, Naperville, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and operating a vehicle with a... — Updated 11/24/2020


How can young people champion social justice? Youth is no obstacle to activism, as demonstrated by Aminah Ahmed. The Hinsdale Central junior and first-generation Indian-American... — Updated 11/24/2020

A November decluttering project

With politics dominating the headlines, I am consciously - but maybe not subconsciously - steering well clear of any partisan chatter. You'll get your share of that during... — Updated 11/24/2020

Organizers grateful for generosity, coverage

We would like to thank everyone that supported the just1mike foundation’s sudden cardiac arrest fundraiser. We had set out raise $2,100 in honor of Michael Brindley’s 21st birthday, but we far exceeded our goal due to the... — Updated 11/24/2020

Gratitude the cure for COVID-19 quarantine

Last Monday I was supposed to start the week with a 90-minute gratitude walk at Mayslake Forest Preserve. Instead, I was home in quarantine while my COVID-19 positive husband was... — Updated 11/24/2020

Every day brings something to give thanks for

No matter what challenges we’ve faced this year as individuals, family members, business owners and community members, we still have countless reasons to be thankful. Here’s our list — one for each day of the month leading... — Updated 11/24/2020

Thanksgiving more than a secular holiday

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Football, turkey, pumpkin pie and... — Updated 11/24/2020

Library brings local author, more to your living room

Three years ago, the Hinsdale Public Library was thrilled to be selected as local author Cristina Henriquez’s favorite place. The New Yorker Radio Hour visited the library on a late October afternoon with Cristina to record a... — Updated 11/24/2020

Pet pic of the week

Vince is a handsome hound mix who is looking for his forever home with kids 8 and older. He's a sweet, 2-year-old guy whose adoption fee is $250. The Hinsdale Humane Society... — Updated 11/24/2020

Holiday Happenings

Shop Hinsdale for the Holidays Ongoing To encourage people to shop locally, a secret Santa will surprise shoppers in Hinsdale stores with a $25 gift card valid at any Hinsdale retailer, spa or... — Updated 11/24/2020

Spirit of giving

Tree of Remembrance Nov. 22-Dec. 25 Lincoln and First streets, Hinsdale (630) 856-6993 Amita St. Thomas Hospice once again will decorate its Tree of Remembrance outside of BMO Harris Bank. Community members are able to make a... — Updated 11/24/2020

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