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 By Pamela Lannom    News    November 21, 2019 

D181, teachers sign new four-year deal

Teachers in Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 have a new four-year contract that raises salaries an average of 2.55 percent over the four years. The District 181 Board approved the contract unanimously Monday night, with the Hinsdale-Cla...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    November 21, 2019 

Advice to caregivers: care for yourself

Caregiving requires individuals to employ a number of skills in a variety of roles - and to do so with a great degree of flexibility. "In many ways caregiving requires that you become ready for...

 

Hinsdale story part of 'fake news' coverage

Remember the “Hinsdale School News” some folks in town received right before the April 2 election? The eight-page publication — printed on newsprint to look like a local newspaper — was...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports    November 21, 2019 

Devils ready for competition to heat up

November marks the beginning of the winter sports season for most teams at Hinsdale Central High School. Among the first to face competition are the boys and girls bowling teams and the girls gymnasti...

 

Trinity lawsuit alleges discrimination

Trinity Sober Living LLC has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the village of Hinsdale is discriminating against residents of The Sober House at 111 N. Grant St. “Under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of...

 

Residents fight to stop 5G in Hinsdale

Hinsdale's Paige Glendinning is the first to admit she loves technology. But she and other residents who are part of Stop 5G Hinsdale & Neighbors are working to stop Verizon and other carriers from...

 

Holiday crafts intriguing, likely to remain undone

I’ve always loved crafts. As a kid, I would ask for different kits as Christmas gifts and then spend the days of winter break burning wood (and often my finger) or modeling clay. Even as an adult,...

 

Oh come, all ye ticket-holders

The season is upon us. Just look outside for confirmation, if you need it. The menu for Thanksgiving dinner still might be in the planning stages, but it's not too early to start thinking about how...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    November 7, 2019

FOP contract OK'd, teachers reach deal

The Hinsdale Village Board unanimously approved a new contract with the Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday, the same day Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 and the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Teachers Association announced they had reached a...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    November 7, 2019

Caregiving a challenge and a privilege

"Consider the way she has taught me to tenderly pull up his socks and cover him with a quilt, put drops in his eyes, rub powder on a rash, splash his neck with Old Spice, then bend down to kiss his...

 

Essays prompt contemplation, composition

What do you believe? I just finished reading the responses of 80 people to that question in “This I Believe,” a book released in 2007 (and discovered recently on my bookshelf). It’s based on an...

 

Central teens contribute off the field

Hinsdale Central High School seniors Carl Hinchman and Zamaan Qureshi both have a lifelong love of sports. Hinchman started playing football in third grade, and Qureshi was on the soccer field by the...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 31, 2019

Central to follow physics first sequence

By the 2021-22 school year, all Hinsdale Central freshman will begin their science sequence by enrolling in physics or physics honors. Hinsdale High School District 86 board members signaled their support Oct. 23 for a new district science...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 31, 2019

More control equals less stress for kids

If parents want kids to be healthier, live longer and experience more success, they need to lower their stress levels by giving them more control of their lives. That's the opinion of Bill Stixrud...

 

Snowy Halloween certainly presents challenges

When Ralphie wakes up to see the snow glistening on the ground, the ice-covered trees sparkling in the sunlight, he’s filled with wonder. Of course, in “A Christmas Story,” this scene happens...

 

Marching to the beat of their own drums

The air is crisp and the generators are loud at Hinsdale Central Marching Band practice the evening of Oct. 21. The band is getting ready for Friday night's last regular home game of the season...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 31, 2019

D86 continues to perform well on tests

By Pamela Lannom plannom@thehinsdalean.com Students at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools continue to earn higher test scores than average compared to students across the country, according to the 2019 Illinois Report Cards. “Illinois...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 24, 2019

Interest rates low for second bond sale

Hinsdale High School District 86 plans to sell another set of bonds associated with the $139.1 million building project voters approved in April at a savings to taxpayers. The school board voted unanimously earlier this month to approve the sale of...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 24, 2019

American Legion Post 250 in the spotlight

Charlie Hartley's motivation for joining American Legion Post 250 came from an unlikely place. He was attending a funeral service in Ohio. "The American Legion did such a great job for my...

 

Shelter celebrates 40 years of helping victims

If you were worried a friend or family member was suffering from domestic abuse, would you know the signs to look for? Would you know where she could turn for help? If you know Hinsdale’s Bana...

 

Top Red Devil golfers finish in top 20

Last year the Hinsdale Central boys golf team earned its seventh state title, tying the record for most consecutive wins. This year the team had hoped to establish a new mark. "Ever since I got to...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 17, 2019

Re-formatted EDC poised to get to work

The Hinsdale Village Board took steps to revitalize the village’s economic development commission earlier this month. Trustees appointed four new commissioners and agreed on changes designed to improve the meeting schedule and boost membership....

 

Job as HUMC pastor part of God's plan

The Rev. Young-Mee Park spent the past six years as a district superintendent, telling new pastors not to change anything for six months after being assigned to a new church. Then in July, Park was...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 17, 2019

Alumni lead fundraising for Central pool

A group of alumni is working to raise $1.6 million to contribute toward construction of a new a 10-lane pool at Hinsdale Central. To jump start the effort, one group has pledged to match the first $750,000 raised. “We’re fortunate we’ve got...

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year

I have long been a fan of fall. While others are lamenting the end of sunny, 85-degree days, I long for the arrival of the autumn (but not so much that I acknowledge "meteorological fall" on Sept. 1...

 

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