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Out of this world bowling

Instead of a traditional gym class last week, students at Monroe School spent their time participating in cosmic bowling. With lights dimmed, music playing and strobe lights... — Updated 2/22/2024

 By Ken Knutson    News 

EDC looks back, eyes plans for 2024

Sales tax revenue in Hinsdale is up and vacant storefronts are relatively low, according to the village’s latest economic development report. At yesterday’s quarterly economic development commission meeting, commissioners... — Updated 2/22/2024


Pet pic of the week

Hatima is a playful and energetic 5-year-old German shepherd mix who absolutely adores playing with tennis balls. She has "herding dog" written all over her and is having fun... — Updated 2/21/2024

 By John Kokoris    Pulse 

Library will put the spring in your step this spring

Now that I have polished off the last of my Girl Scout cookies, paczki and Valentine's chocolates, it is time to lace up my gym shoes and burn off the extra layer that has been... — Updated 2/21/2024

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse 

Throwing a party fit for a dragon

The realm of the Red Devils heralded the Year of the Dragon over the weekend. Hinsdale Central High School was the site of traditional Lunar New Year activities, food and... — Updated 2/21/2024


Ask an expert - Club Central - LEAP INTO AFRICA

Every Friday a group of Hinsdale Central High School students gathers to help children a world away - and whom they likely will never see or meet. Hinsdale Central's LEAP Into Afric... — Updated 2/21/2024


Margaret "Peggy" Quinn

Margaret "Peggy" Quinn, nee Moran, 86, died Feb. 15, 2024. Peggy was the longtime owner of Quinn's Coffee House in Clarendon Hills. She was preceded in death by her husband,... — Updated 2/21/2024


Gail Quillman

Gail Quillman, 85, formerly of Clarendon Hills, passed away peacefully on Feb. 1, 2024, at Terra Vista in Oakbrook Terrace. Gail is known for her accomplishments as a concert... — Updated 2/21/2024


Vashti 'Ty' Johnson

Ty Johnson, 99, of Hinsdale, died peacefully Feb. 3, 2024. She was born Vashti Kathryn Iobe in 1924 in Independence, Kan. Ty met Wilton William "Bill" Johnson at a military social... — Updated 2/21/2024


Kenneth Godfrey Dry

Kenneth Godfrey Dry, 86, of Elmhurst passed away peacefully Feb. 14, 2024. Ken was born in 1937 in Harrisburg, Penn., to Kenneth W. Dry and Ruth E. (Godrey) Dry. He graduated from... — Updated 2/21/2024

 By Bill Barre    Opinion 

You just can't get too much football

This past football season, I finally realized a long-standing dream of mine to watch football 24/7. Impossible, you say? Way, I say. First of all, there is some kind of football on... — Updated 2/21/2024


Letter - New homes add value, interest to Southeast Hinsdale

Robbins Park? Southeast is the true name of the controversial neighborhood in Hinsdale. It’s Southeast Hinsdale. The dirt that lies under homes — that were built in a different era, when folks listened to the radio after having... — Updated 2/21/2024


Make space to embrace Black history this month

Black History Month is not simply asking, “How can I remember and learn about Black people?” It is all of us asking, “How can we love Black people by seeing them, hearing them, relishing in them and creating a world where Bla... — Updated 2/21/2024

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion 

Robots, they tell me, will not take over the world

I'm not worried about the world ending in a nuclear explosion or an alien invasion. The robots are what scares me. I am not the only person who worries about robots taking over the... — Updated 2/21/2024

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds 

Volunteering has provided resident key to community

After five moves, Kassandra Fisher and her family settled down in Hinsdale in 2018 to put down lasting roots. She quickly sought out service opportunities to connect with her new... — Updated 2/21/2024


Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Feb. 20. DUI arrest Uranbileg Nergui, 40, 31 58th St., Clarendon Hills, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, transportation of open alcohol by driver... — Updated 2/21/2024


No tickets issued at Fuller's

Fuller’s Car Wash has not received any citations for driving or parking on the sidewalk after cones were placed on the property in January following complaints. “We’ve done daily checks over there. We have not gotten any... — Updated 2/21/2024


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 Hinsdale South High School 7401 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien On the agenda: summer school 2024 overview, pause on... — Updated 2/21/2024

 By Ken Knutson    News 

Higher costs, higher profits for pool

Keeping Hinsdale Community Pool staff home during bad weather last season helped offset increased expenses in other areas, according to village officials. At the village’s parks and recreation commission meeting Feb. 13, Mike... — Updated 2/21/2024


Sandwiches bring taste of Italy

Pronto Italian Sandwiches Address: 8 E. First St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily Website: Opened: Feb. 1 Owners: Peter and Dana Burdi Type of business:... — Updated 2/21/2024

 By Pamela Lannom    News 

Hinsdale Central pool to close May 1 for repairs

The Hinsdale Central pool will close May 1 for repairs to the tile deck and repairs or replacement of the Dectron dehumidification unit, with plans to complete work before the start... — Updated 2/21/2024


Once upon a time

Places from the past - Hinsdale's building services supervisor, Jim Piontkowski, a Hinsdale Central graduate, moved to Hinsdale in 1971 and spent many years here in his youth.... — Updated 2/21/2024

 By Pamela Lannom    News 

Trustees look to support preservation

Hinsdale trustees want to support the Hinsdale Historic Preservation Commission in its work. So next month they will discuss adding steps to the process for homeowners who want to tear down a historic district or landmarked home... — Updated 2/21/2024


Flipping over a pancake dinner

Members of the Grace Church Youth Group held a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper Feb. 13. Proceeds will fund a portion of their the group's mission trip to repair homes in Copper Hill,... — Updated 2/21/2024


Gerard Facchini

Gerard Facchini, 89, of Darien died Feb. 16, 2024. Gerard was a U.S. Army Veteran, dedicated attorney, proud member of the Justina Society of Law and an avid sailor. He will be...


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