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 By Ken Knutson    Sports 

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Ben Oosterbaan senior Hinsdale What are you most excited about going into your final basketball season? We have a lot of offensive talent. We just need to string everything... — Updated 11/30/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse 

Stroll over to Christmas Walk

The lights have been hung 'round the downtown with care, which means the village's Christmas Walk soon will be here. And so it will, as the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce and Razny Je... — Updated 11/30/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds 

Woman's spirit nourished by delivering food

On the cusp of becoming an empty nester last spring, Terri Sasnau was intent on giving back through volunteerism. "It had been on my list of things to do for a very long time,"... — Updated 11/30/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News 

Legal battle with Trinity is continuing

The three-year legal battle continues between the village of Hinsdale and the U.S. Department of Justice and Trinity Sober Living over the right to convert a single-family residence into a living unit for those recovering from... — Updated 11/30/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Winter Red Devils are heating up

While the daylight may be in short supply these days, there's plenty of illumination inside as Hinsdale Central winter sports move into the spotlight. The Hinsdalean kicks off its... — Updated 11/22/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - MARGE CHAPELLO & MARILYN LINDBERG, CHURCH BIRTHDAY ORGANIZERS

What's involved in planning a church's 100th anniversary? While gathering materials for Hinsdale's Redeemer Lutheran Church's centennial, anniversary committee Co-chairs Marilyn... — Updated 11/22/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Special heart for holidays in Hinsdale

Hinsdale's Jim Prisby relishes raising his own brood in the community where he grew up. The village native is husband to Lisa and dad to Andrew, pursuing a career in medicine;... — Updated 11/22/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Trustees salute retiring village clerk

Hinsdale village clerk Chris Bruton took her seat at the board room dais for the final time Tuesday night. Bruton will retire Dec. 2 after 16 years in the post, having taken minutes at more than 340 village board meetings,... — Updated 11/16/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Start season with 'The Nutcracker'

Salt Creek Ballet dancer Ella Backus has an inkling why "The Nutcracker" has become a mainstay production of the holiday season. "It captures the way Christmas feels on the stage,"... — Updated 11/16/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Galassi wins seat, Hart is defeated

Hinsdale’s Kari Galassi will soon take up her post in the DuPage County boardroom after being one of three elected to represent the board’s District 3, which includes most of Hinsdale. Republican Galassi’s 25,864 votes, repre... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Bandukwala claims individual title

Hinsdale Central junior Aden Bandukwala went into Saturday's IHSA 3A state boys cross country final with last year's 29th-place finish to beat. He beat it all right - along with... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert -MICKEY NORTON, STUDENT ACTOR

How has acting enriched your high school experience? An eccentric, sanctimonious woman with an alcohol problem? That's a character Mickey Norton can sink her teeth into. The Hinsdal... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Outside firm hired due to short staff

A public works department staffing shortage compelled Hinsdale trustees last week to contract with a private firm to perform snow removal services this winter. The unanimous vote at the village board’s Oct. 18 to pay Beverly... — Updated 11/2/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Red White & Blues marches on

In 2014, Hinsdale couple Dave and Chris Pequet were stirred to reach out to U.S. military service members overseas. On the recommendation of a friend they partnered with the west... — Updated 11/2/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Humane society is in need of a rescue

Hinsdale Humane Society is facing a financial emergency, agency officials say, so much so that an “SOS” has gone out to enlist the public’s help. The nonprofit organization, which will mark 70 years in the community next... — Updated 11/2/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Not all in D86 get with the program

Creating a first-ever united program of studies for Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools last week instead became yet another faultline for a chronically disunited school board. By a 4-3 vote at their Oct. 27 meeting,... — Updated 11/2/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Undisputed queens of the court

The Devils just wouldn't be denied. In an IHSA girls tennis state tournament last week that could have resulted in championship honors bestowed elsewhere, Hinsdale Central made the... — Updated 10/26/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - Club Central

Dozens of Devils will dedicate a part of this Saturday to the community's greater good. The Hinsdale Central students will take part in school's annual Day of Service, a... — Updated 10/26/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Parting is such sweet sorrow

All the world may be a stage, but eastern DuPage County had never seen a stage like this. It was the summer of 1997 and First Folio Shakespeare Festival had taken up residence at... — Updated 10/19/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

HMS principal is embracing her intro to Hinsdale

New Hinsdale Middle School principal Cory Burke got an assist from a veteran District 181 school leader when the post became available. "(The Lane principal) Brandon Todd was someon... — Updated 10/19/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

D181 to spend down fund balances

The Community Consolidated District 181 Board affirmed its fund balance strategy this week, directing money to shore up medical self-insurance reserves and for a new administrative center. At Monday’s board meeting, Rick Engstrom... — Updated 10/19/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Central girls golfers bag state title

The Hinsdale Central girls golf team won the program's first state title in seven years at the IHSA 2A state final Friday and Saturday in Decatur. Led by sophomore Elyssa Abdullah,... — Updated 10/12/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Student athlete profile

Emil Riegger senior Hinsdale What do you enjoy about golf? I've always loved how one good shot can keep you going for the rest of the round and switch a bad round to a good round. H... — Updated 10/12/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Caucus aims to engage candidates, voters

Residents are hoping to breathe new life into a longstanding community organization for recruiting and evaluating Hinsdale High School District 86 Board candidates as voters prepare to go to the polls next spring. Caucus 86, made... — Updated 10/5/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

HCS, village accept terms on move

The village of Hinsdale and HCS Family Services have finalized an agreement to relocate the agency and its food pantry to the former Hinsdale Humane Society pet shelter at 22 E. Elm St. At Tuesday’s village board meeting,... — Updated 10/5/2022

 

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