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 By Ken Knutson    Sports 

Student athlete profile

Name: Jacob Marquez Year: senior Hometown: Clarendon Hills How is it playing soccer in the spring? It's definitely different. I think the majority sentiment on the team is that... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse 

Show the world you care

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, but globe-loving programs are taking place all month in the area to encourage ecological stewardship at home. May these help sow the seeds of... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds 

Those grieving invited by resident to step into healing

Several years ago Hinsdale's Christine Marzullo was at Robbins Park, taking pictures of her then-2-year-old son as he spun with delight as only a toddler can. A close look at her... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News 

Junior board more than a pet project

The community's rising generation has, in recent years, been stepping up into leadership roles with local nonprofit organizations through service on junior boards. Seven junior... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Decision 2021 

Kleber will continue to serve on D181 board for two years

Margie Kleber won the race for a two-year term on the Community Consolidated District 181 Board, defeating challenger Christine Dannhausen-Brun. Kleber, the current board president, said she felt confident going into Tuesday’s vo... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

Ask an expert - TRACY FRIZZELL, ECONOMIC AWARENESS COUNCIL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The pandemic has tested people's normal modes of operation, money management included as many faced sudden unemployment or a business' bottomed-out bottom line. Children ages 3-9... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Hope springs eternal for HC teams

Thanks to the pandemic, the spring sports season has gotten a temporary (hopefully) makeover with transplanted stalwart fall programs boys soccer and girls volleyball playing their... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

D86 addresses equipment upgrade backlog

Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South campuses are in the process of getting long deferred improvements. Now the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board wants to change out deteriorating equipment like drivers education simulators... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Illinois fashions a 'bridge' to reopening

The state is moving toward relaxed restrictions on capacity limits for restaurants and other indoor facilities as well as outdoor settings as more Illinoisans are vaccinated. At a... — Updated 3/24/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Village poised to increase fees in effort to patch leaky water fund

By Ken Knutson [email protected] Water usage in Hinsdale has been decreasing for a number of years, which means less revenue for the village to pay for needed and expensive system upgrades, projected to cost $3.1 million... — Updated 3/24/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Student athlete profile

Name: Lindsey Theoharous Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale What's your earliest memory of playing water polo? I stater playing for my country club team when I was around 12 because I... — Updated 3/24/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Break destinations need not be far

Just like other areas of society, museums are reopening to the public - and just in time for spring break. Check out these options for out-of-the-ordinary experiences that are just... — Updated 3/24/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Quick season brings joy and regrets

A most unusual high school winter sports season has concluded, only about a month after the first competitions were held for some programs. Despite the abbreviated schedule - with... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

D86 students back to full school after break

For the first time in more than a year, Hinsdale High School District 86 is poised to welcome students back to regular five-day in-person instruction on April 5, the day after sprin... — Updated 3/17/2021

 

Ask an expert - JESSICA LOUIE, DECLUTTERING GURU

How can we clear the clutter from our lives? Living more simply may sound appealing. But permanently stripping away the excess requires sincere soul searching, according to... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

HVB, HPTA serve up new plan for KLM hut

The Hinsdale Village Board is moving forward in its partnership with the Hinsdale Platform Tennis Association, including the rehab of the platform tennis hut at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. At their meeting Tuesday night,... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Student athlete profile

Name: Angelia Berti Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale What was the feeling last year when the season was canceled? I was extremely disappointed because I only play one sport, and when... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

The return of St. Pat's

The COVID-19 shutdown fell last March, just as local communities and businesses were readying for their St. Patrick's Day celebrations. While life is not back to normal yet, many... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale woman right at home in outreach effort

Last Friday was shaping up to be a big day for the Fussaro family. "We're actually getting a puppy today," mom Tracy Fussaro revealed during a conversation with The Hinsdalean that... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Active offerings really springin' up

March has roared onto the scene as the 2021 calendar seems to quicken its gait. The awakening from our winter hibernation has many of us eager to shed those winter layers and get... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Ask an expert - JULIE LYTHCOTT-HAIMS, AUTHOR

How can parents prepare children for adulthood? Working as a dean at Stanford University, Julie Lythcott-Haims was dismayed both by the basic life-skill deficiencies she observed... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Relief sought to segment historic estate

The proposed rezoning of a prominent residential property could mean the eventual redevelopment of the sprawling site, a vestige from Hinsdale's early days, but also possibly aid in... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Central student prepares lesson in economics

Among its many sobering revelations, the pandemic has shone a light on the importance - and vulnerability ­- of the nation's economy. Hinsdale Central junior Paton Mehrhoff wants... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Pandemic can't silence speech

Hinsdale Central senior and speech team member Sophie Biancalana said the season started out with her filming herself delivering motivational talks in her basement for... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Village looks to untangle ribbon row

Ribbon-tying on village trees has become a customary tribute in the wake of a resident’s passing whose loss is widely felt. But some in the community say the colorful homage deteriorates into an eyesore and a nuisance when left... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

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