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 By Pamela Lannom    News 

Faith and family hallmarks of man's life

Peggy Smego lived two lives with her husband, Mark - the one before his 2004 stroke and the one after. And yet both were characterized by Mark's love of family, zest for life and... — Updated 6/29/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Annual call for new writers to join columnist pool

One of my favorite tasks at work is to read the submission from our contributing columnist each week. Our writers this past year were Bill Barre, John Bourjaily, Bret Conway, Kelly... — Updated 6/22/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

D181 Board approves $98 million budget

Community Consolidated Elemen-tary District 181 Board members unanimously approved a fiscal year 2023 budget Monday that forecasts almost $76.8 million in operating revenues and about $68.2 million in operating expenses. The total... — Updated 6/22/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Seeing Sir Paul with his No. 1 fan (my daughter)

We'd read the reviews of the concert. Perused the set list. Compulsively checked the Baltimore forecast on our phones' weather app (which at one point was calling for... — Updated 6/15/2022


Healers focus on ways they rejuvenate

By Pamela Lannom [email protected] AdventHealth Hinsdale Hospital nurse Juliet Godar finds healing whenever she is close to water. Mark Bondarenko, who works in spiritual... — Updated 6/15/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Coach adds two awards to collection

The first year Bob Barber was head coach of the boys swim and dive team, Hinsdale Central won its first state title in 26 years. This past year, he led the boys and girls swim... — Updated 6/15/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Ban on Elvis weddings could hinder our plans

While planning our July 1993 wedding, stressed by my full-time graduate studies and Dan's full-time job and living in two different cities and juggling family input, we briefly... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Team keeps students safe in District 86

A team of individuals from several departments work together to keep students in Hinsdale High School District 86 safe, security director Kevin Simpson told board members at their June 2 meeting. “There are some unsung heroes... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

New date and new district for voters

Winter coats are common attire for Illinois residents when they head to the polls for the primary election. They won’t be necessary this year. The Illinois primary, which typically takes place March 15, was moved to June 28 when... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Boys tennis nets another state title

For the third time in four years and the 27th time in history, the Hinsdale Central boys tennis team won the state title Saturday. The team garnered 49 out of 52 possible points at... — Updated 6/1/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

'This is Us' reminds us to cherish all the moments

Maybe it's the final episodes of "This is Us" that has me thinking about the different landscapes, if you will, life offers us. Or it might be the fact that the things I thought... — Updated 6/1/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Bank building once home to fire station

Ever notice the stars in relief on the top corners of the front door of 25 E. First St.? Or the red bell mounted on the brick wall? Both are clues as to the original use of the... — Updated 5/25/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Honoring fallen on Memorial Day

Three years ago the Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 sponsored its last Memorial Day procession before COVID-19 interrupted so much of life as knew it. The annual event will... — Updated 5/25/2022


Self-care can take many different forms

We've all heard the flight attendant's speech: In the event the cabin loses pressure and the oxygen masks drop, secure your own mask before helping others. The directions might... — Updated 5/25/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Gymnasts are 7th, badminton is 12th

The Hinsdale Central boys gymnastics team placed seventh in the state this weekend earning 145.25 points, and senior Matthew Cihlar ended his career by earning three top-10... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Teens empowered to make change in YC2 program

I'm often impressed by the young people I interview, whether they're elementary school students moderating a presentation by a NASA engineer or high school athletes recommended by... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

New board plants seeds for the future

On a rainy April Friday, students at Hinsdale Central High School were digging holes to plant seeds and perennials near the rain gardens along 55th Street. The hope is that this... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Articles on Illinois Bell fire a blast from the past

Little did I know when I was looking for a job in the spring of 1988 that one day I would write about an event that had thwarted those efforts. Thirty-four years ago last week, on... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Former teammates ready to play ball

Seven years ago Pat Hughes worked with Top Tier to put together a travel baseball team to give his son and other young athletes in the area a chance to play with their friends and... — Updated 5/5/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Lessons I hope to teach Ainsley

Around Mother’s Day, it seems reporters like to ask folks about the most important things they learned from their mothers. One day, maybe such a question will be posed to an... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Board opposed to 15 early release days

Fifteen early release Wednesdays for the 2022-23 school year would be too many, according to Hinsdale High School District 86 Board members, who asked instead to see a plan with no more than 12. Administrators came to the board in... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Garfield construction began Monday

Summer road construction is underway in Hinsdale. Garfield Avenue on Monday was closed between Fourth and Seventh streets as part of a $2.1 million project to rebuild the street... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Trustees seek Historic Overlay District

After almost a year of discussion, Hinsdale trustees are referring a proposal to create a Historic Overlay District to the village’s plan commission. Homes identified as historically significant in the district would be eligible... — Updated 4/28/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Music, art intertwined for Fleischman

Making music, former Journey member Robert Fleischman said, is a lot like making art. "Music for me, I've said this before, it's like sculpting air," he said. "You're painting with... — Updated 4/27/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

New tot lot might be open for kids today

If all goes as planned, today will be opening day for the refurbished Irma Butler Tot Lot outside The Community House today. And students at Hinsdale Community Preschool, housed in... — Updated 4/27/2022


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