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 By Ken Knutson    Pulse 

Teens tackle bias in society

What percentage of the day are you with people of your own gender/race/class/age/belief system? What are the last five books you read or programs you watched? When traveling... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds 

Helping the homeless is where Hinsdale woman's heart is

A virtual networking tool brought to Jacqui Wooldridge's attention a very real need earlier this year. The Hinsdale resident saw a call for helpers to join a group of Downers Grove... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News 

North side medical buildings change hands

The Salt Creek Medical Campus is under new ownership. The set of four outpatient medical office buildings on Hinsdale's north end, containing a total of 156,600 square feet of... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

Ask the experts - PRINCIPALS IN DISTRICT 181

What do you enjoy most about leading a school? October is National Principals Month. To mark the occasion, The Hinsdalean asked principals in Community Consolidated District 181 abo... — Updated 10/16/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Trivia, Trebek and lifelong wish granted

Kristin Hucek was a week away from her wedding day on Aug. 1 when her phone rang. It was the casting office for "Jeopardy!" telling the bride-to-be she was now a contestant-to-be. "... — Updated 10/15/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Red Devil girls bag sectional title

The blustery winds at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park Tuesday didn't throw the Hinsdale Central girl golfers off their game. The Red Devils kept their composure to win... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Senior living plan nixed by village

For the second time in less than a month, a proposed planned development along the north side of Ogden Avenue in northwest Hinsdale has been rejected. At Tuesday’s village board meeting, developer Ryan Companies withdrew its... — Updated 10/7/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

30th anniversary personal for Wellness House board chair

Wellness House Board of Directors Chair Lauren Haarlow has had a front-row seat to the Hinsdale-based nonprofit's evolution since its early years helping those with cancer live and... — Updated 10/7/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

McCabe keeps Red Devils on course

In 1998, Hinsdale Central's girls cross country program was looking for an assistant coach. Mark McCabe had a track record helping the boys the previous six years and had coached... — Updated 9/30/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Critics decry Graue Mill dam removal

A plan to remove the dam in Salt Creek near the historic Graue Mill has been making waves in the community, with proponents touting the cleaner water that would result and... — Updated 9/30/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Sounds rise from virtual stages

Live concert venues may be silent these days, but that won't stop the music. Several local organizations are sponsoring online concerts for those longing to hear real-time tunes. Un... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Student athlete profile

Name: Drew McMillin Year: senior Hometown: Clarendon Hills What's been the biggest challenge playing during COVID-19? Probably having to wear our masks before and after the rounds.... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Mayslake volunteer helps bring life to the landscape

Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook is overlooked by locals as a destination for decompressing, according to volunteer Anne Cahill. She's been reminded of that recently amidst the... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Fires in the west spark man into action

Rhys Louis has spent the last two weeks near the evacuated town of Happy Camp, Calif., near the Oregon border. The name belies Louis' purpose for being there: fighting forest... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Ask an expert - Sherri Cook, Rosh Hashanah celebrant

What should we know about Rosh Hashanah? Repentance. That is the central theme of Rosh Hashanah, the annual two-day celebration that marks the start of the Jewish New Year. Rosh... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Student athlete profile

Name: Rosyln Tischke Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale What led you into diving? I had originally been a competitive gymnast for the majority of my life. Because of a few injuries, I... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Tollway launches virtual open house

The Illinois Tollway has created an interactive online tool to let people know about the scope and progress of the Central Tri-State Tollway project. The Project Virtual Open House... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Music schools make notable shift

At Hinsdale's School of Rock, over the last six months, the beat has gone on(line). Danielle Fitzsimmons, general manager of the music school at 116 S. Washington St., said the... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale teen empowered in face of community threat

Hinsdale's Alexandra Collins was quite familiar with the Sterigenics industrial sterilization facility in Willowbrook when she learned about its decades of emitting ethylene oxide,... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Dist. 181 students, staff return to school

Kristin McDaniel was happy to see her seventh-grade son Brady head back to class Tuesday at Hinsdale Middle School. "I know that he, in order to be successful, really needed to... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

New dealership eyed for Ogden Avenue

A used electric vehicle dealership could soon be pulling into Hinsdale. At Tuesday’s Hinsdale Village Board meeting, trustees heard about a plan to open Current Automotive at 300 E. Ogden Ave., the former home of Bill Jacobs... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

Ask an expert - Maggie Buoy, social worker

What does it take to be a social worker? Simply put, Maggie Buoy is "the true definition of a social worker." Those are the words of a Hinsdale Central parent, but that sentiment... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

D86 studies potential of hybrid instruction

Hinsdale High School District 86 officials are reviewing information released last week by the DuPage County Health Department to determine possible next steps in an effort to eventually implement the district’s hybrid model for... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

College access motivates Hinsdale mom

A low-income background should not dissuade a young person from aiming for a high-level college education, Sally Guglielmo asserts. That belief inspired the Hinsdale resident two... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Golfer makes special shot in the desert

Jack DiTrani clutched his 52-degree gap wedge on the tee of the 97-yard hole, took aim and launched his TaylorMade ball. The trajectory was a little thinner than planned, but the... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

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