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 By Ken Knutson    Sports 

Central girls lacrosse captures third

The Hinsdale Central girls lacrosse team captured third place at the IHSA state finals Friday, the program's third consecutive top-three finish. The Red Devils defeated Benet 18-6... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Central tennis takes second at state

The talent. That's what sets Hinsdale Central boys tennis apart, according to varsity head coach John Naisbitt. It's why the team entered this season as the two-time defending... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Student athlete profile

Name: Tim Song Year: graduated senior Hometown: Willowbrook How does it feel to be a high school graduate? It feels good. It's a relief. When did you get into wrestling? I started... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Local dad relishes rewards of parenting

Nick Newlin had a rather strenuous introduction to fatherhood 19 years ago with the birth of his daughter, Emmanuelle. "She didn't sleep outside of our arms for the first two, if... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Liquor code updates mulled by trustees

Hinsdale eateries Egg Harbor and Yia Yia’s Pancake House would like to serve cocktails like mimosas and Bloody Marys to their morning breakfast patrons. But under the class B liquor license each currently possesses, alcohol consu... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Oku leaves mark on Kenyon tennis

In the third set of a tennis match at University of Chicago two years ago, Kenyon College's Erika Oku started to cramp up, a familiar nemesis during grueling contests. "I told my... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Summer's the right time to shift gears

In 2019, Tim Hansen had a wedding coming up. It was his daughter's, but the father of bride had his own vision for the big event. "I actually was about 400 pounds," said the longtim... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Revised plan for Fullersburg site a 'non-starter'

Another attempt to develop land bisected by flood plain in Hinsdale's Fullersburg community has again sunk under opposition from neighbors and village officials. At a special... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Student athlete profile

Name: Franny Schiavitti Year: graduated senior Hometown: Hinsdale How difficult was the cancellation of last year's soccer season? It was pretty tough without anything, but I was... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Fine Arts Show is back

A statement art piece is more than just another furnishing, said artist Michael Zavison. It becomes a cherished family possession for generations. The opportunity to meet those for... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Woman keeps watch over village's prairie parcel

Bison aren't roaming through Hinsdale these days, but a vestige of the landscape they once inhabited survives on the western edge of the village: the Hinsdale Prairie. "That's not... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Local gymnasts flip onto big stage

Hinsdale's Olivia Giunta figured her dreams of qualifying for USA Gymnastics Level 10 Women's Development Program National Championships had slipped away as her hands slipped from... — Updated 6/1/2021

 

Ask an expert - SOPHIE LEKAS, MIDSHIPMAN

How did your Naval career intersect with Hinsdale Rotary? A year ago in March, Sophie Lekas needed money. $32,000 to be precise. She was finishing her fourth and final year as a... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

D86 hire looks to chart course to equity

Patrice Payne wants Hinsdale High School District 86 to be a "lighthouse" when it comes to creating a inclusive educational community. "How we approach diversity will be so... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

YC2 teen participants find fun in giving

For many, the word "philanthropist" refers to a wealthy individual using his or her substantial resources to meet large-scale needs. But financial benevolence does not depend on... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Student athlete profile

Name: Isa Hitchens Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale What's it's like competing in your final track season? It's pretty crazy to think about. It seems like yesterday was my first... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Walk makes mental health strides

The Community House is holding its 14th annual Walk the Walk for Mental Health on Sunday to raise awareness and financial support for mental health services to individuals and... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Home takes on new owners and new life

Sarah Barclay and her family moved into the circa turn-of-the-century home at 433 E. Third St. in September of 2019. By this September, they hope their extensive renovation work... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale native is one happy camper as outdoor guide

George Bull fell in love with the great outdoors as a 12-year-old summer camper, backpacking the Grand Tetons of Wyoming. So much so that the Hinsdale native and recent University... — Updated 5/19/2021

 

Ask an expert - GIANNA DUGAN, GRADUATING SENIOR

What are your thoughts as graduation nears? Hinsdale Central student Gianna Dugan will soon shed that identifier. The senior is graduating on Monday. And as student body president,... — Updated 5/18/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

McClear big in the clutch at tourney

Shooting 1 over par on the front nine was not exactly the way University of Iowa sophomore golfer Mac McClear fantasized his final round unfolding at the Big Ten Championships May... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Youth pull together to feed the hungry

Food insecurity may not be a direct concern for most Hinsdale residents. For HCS Family Services junior board members Abby Clark, Piper Frankiewicz and Camryn Saltzman, addressing... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

New district office, tax abatement are priorities in D181 proposed budget

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board members Monday approved a tentative budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year totaling $82.8 million. The forecast spending, which represents a 2.15 percent increase over the estimated... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale mom finds artful blessings in being a parent

For Allison Peters, motherhood has been an evolution, with each stage having its joys and struggles. "I don't know that it gets better. It gets different," remarked the mom of... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Trustees consider pact on pedestrian bridge

By Ken Knutson [email protected] Hinsdale trustees Tuesday discussed a proposed intergovernmental agreement between the villages of Hinsdale and Western Springs and the Illinois Tollway Authority concerning a new pedestria... — Updated 5/5/2021

 

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