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 By Ken Knutson    Sports 

Devils make habit of ascending

 — Updated 5/27/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    Ask An Expert 

Ask an expert - Business profile - Hinsdale Animal Hospital

No owners allowed. That was the new reality inside Hinsdale Animal Hospital once the state’s shelter-in-place restrictions went into place in mid-March. Deemed an essential busine... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News 

Hinsdale merchants ready for restart

Starting tomorrow, Hinsdale restaurants and bars are permitted to serve patrons outdoors and retail shops can admit customers. That's welcome news to hard-hit business owners, who... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Seniors say class transcends COVID-19 setbacks

At the close of tonight's Hinsdale Central virtual graduation ceremony, members of the class of 2020 will move their tassels across their caps to symbolize their transition.... — Updated 5/21/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Red Devils' graduation goes on

Today is graduation day at Hinsdale Central High School, and it will be a student send-off like never before. The ceremony already has been digitally recorded and will be watched... — Updated 5/20/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - Sweet Ali's Gluten-Free Bakery

The majority of the sales at Hinsdale's Sweet Ali's Gluten-Free Bakery have historically come from walk-in patrons. When COVID-19 altered that history two months ago, owner Ali... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Town's past stands out in the present

May is Historic Preservation Month, and who better to weigh in on the observance than members of Hinsdale's historic preservation commission? The Hinsdalean asked commissioners to e... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

New mom embraces the joys and struggles of parenting

Before returning to her native Hinsdale last October, Sarah London became a Manhattan mom with the July birth of son James Wyatt. Determined to be parents on the move, she and... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Youth taking action in COVID-19 fight

Local young people are leading the way during the pandemic in responding to the community's need for personal protective equipment, including these teens answering the call. Let's... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Streets eyed as dining room alternatives

To help village restaurants recover from the economic hardship wrought by COVID-19, Hinsdale officials are considering converting central business district streets this summer to al fresco dining corridors. At Tuesday night’s... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Reaching back into the vaults

 — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Woman helps newlyweds in tough time

When the mid-March wedding of a Trinity Presbyterian Church couple had to be postponed due to COVID-19, fellow congregant and Hinsdale resident Tyra Bone felt the planned bridal... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Views split on wisdom of teardown ban

After a bit of delay due to COVID-19 hurdles, consideration of moratorium on demolitions of historic homes in Hinsdale is moving ahead. The village's plan commission is slated to... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale man embraces Ramadan to feed his soul

Today, Hinsdale’s Aris Musabji and his family will join with Muslims around the world in observance of Ramadan, a month-long celebration marked by fasting, prayer and community.... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Rush/Copley ICU doc tackles COVID-19

Just as lessons in handwashing have suddenly gone from banal to illuminating, critical care physician Hesham Hassaballa of Hinsdale had never contemplated needing instructions on... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Village pumps brakes on road projects

The village is downshifting its slate of 2020 road improvements amidst the economic uncertainty caused by coronavirus restrictions. But two of the most significant projects will proceed. At Tuesday night’s village board meeting,... — Updated 4/22/2020

 

Teachers, kids tackle new assignment

Gabrielle Pastiak couldn't have an in-person discussion about the economy Tuesday with her fourth-graders at Oak School. So she posted a photo on Padlet and asked her students a... — Updated 4/20/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - Cafe La Fortuna

Cafe la Fortuna owner Angela Lavelli said she didn't think her Hinsdale business would be able to continue operations when Illinois eateries were ordered to cease dine-in service... — Updated 4/15/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Virus doesn't halt local construction work

COVID-19 has certainly disrupted regular school rhythms, but the absence of students has meant an early start to campus improvement work. At the April 9 Hinsdale High School District 86 Board meeting, Chief Financial Officer Josh... — Updated 4/15/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - Fuller's Home and Hardware

During this season of social distancing and sheltering in place, operating a small business has arguably never been more challenging. Paula Goss, owner and manager of Fuller's Home... — Updated 4/14/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Another trip down Devils' memory lane

 — Updated 4/8/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Mom makes family time, others' needs her top priorities

This week the Rombergers were expecting to be sharing stories about their spring trip to Rome with friends, coworkers and Hinsdale neighbors. The trip, of course, didn't happen, tha... — Updated 4/8/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

High-tech tool tapped in COVID-19 fight

To help outfit local health care workers with the personal protective equipment needed to treat COVID-19 patients, the Hinsdale Public Library and community school media resource... — Updated 4/8/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Math added to middle school schedule

District 181 middle school students will soon have more math in their daily academic diet. At Monday night’s Community Consolidated District 181 Board meeting, board members approved a plan to increase math instruction for... — Updated 4/8/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Parking occupies many towns' agendas

With the downtown parking deck scheduled to be completed in a couple of months, Hinsdale officials are exploring ways to optimize use of an expanded central business district... — Updated 4/1/2020

 

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