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 By Pamela Lannom    News 

How many millions will you spend?

 — Updated 7/22/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion 

More to love about England than the Beatles

Sticky toffee pudding eluded me for most of my life. A lover of cakes and cheesecakes, I didn't discover this amazing dessert until I was almost 40. Dan and I were on my dream "Jane... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News 

Village faces discrimination lawsuit

The village of Hinsdale and Lt. Tom McCarthy of the Hinsdale Fire Department are the subject of a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of Nicole Hladik, a firefighter who took her own life in July 2020. The suit, filed June 28... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Water rate restructure means small increase

After about six years with no rate hikes, most Hinsdale residents soon will see a slight increase in their water bills. The estimated 1 percent increase for an average user will result from a restructuring of the water bill that is... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Trustees: Ryan proposal still too dense

Before the Hinsdale Village Board will refer Ryan Companies’ plan for a senior living facility on Ogden Avenue to the village’s plan commission, density and traffic concerns will have to be addressed. That’s the message... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Some lessons are best learned at summer camp

I have friends who went to summer camp - out-of-state camps in beautiful locations like Colorado and North Carolina and New Hampshire. My own summer camp experience was limited to... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Getting back to the great outdoors

Last summer provided a bit of a break for those who had stayed home during the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants opened outdoor eating areas, neighbors held... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

New attitude on road trips came in handy in June

Dan and I absolutely hated the first road trip we took, to visit Boston some 984 miles away. We split the 15-hour drive into two, complaint-filled days. Looking back, I see two... — Updated 7/7/2021


HC runners bring home two state titles

Before Hinsdale Central assistant coach Noah Lawrence even began discussing sophomore Dan Watcke's performance at the IHSA state track meet, he wanted to put the runner's two... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

The rat-a-tat-tat and a bright uniform

The Hinsdale Independence Day Parade is back. After being canceled last year due to COVID-19, the parade will step off at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3. And it will look very similar to... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

'Just say no' good for war on drugs - and me

I'm not very skilled at saying no. I have such a hard time, in fact, that one of my friends/co-workers once suggested a simple remedy if I find myself unable to respond in the... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Rain turns roads into 'rushing rivers'

With the intersection of County Line Road and Walnut Street re-opened to traffic earlier this week, attention has turned to what caused unprecedented flooding in the northeast part... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Love to write? I've got an invitation for you!

Bret Conway. Jack Fredrickson. Gabriela Garcia. Kelly Abate Kallas. Amy McCauley. Susan O'Byrne. Beth Smits. Alegra Waverly. Carol Wittemann. These fabulous writers served as our co... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

New board members reject integrated math

Students in Hinsdale High School District 86 will continue to learn math in a traditional course sequence. In a split 4-3 vote June 9, the District 86 Board directed instructors to abandon the plan approved by the board last... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Pet Walk promises fun for whole family

With Illinois fully re-opened, organizer Dee Downs hopes the Hinsdale Humane Society’s annual pet walk Saturday, June 26, will draw a big crowd. “It was such a huge event years... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Two dads, one here, one in heaven, to celebrate

My first Father's Day without my dad was almost 20 years ago. He died on a beautiful Sunday in June 2002, after decades of suffering from a severe case of diabetes and all the compl... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Student athlete profile

Name: Jake Adams Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you start playing baseball? I started playing when I was about 5. My mom coached our T-ball team. What do you enjoy most... — Updated 6/9/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Don't like the story? Tell yourself a different one

“If the story you’re telling doesn’t serve you, tell a different story.” I typed that while taking my morning walk and listening to my current favorite podcast, “Ten Perce... — Updated 6/9/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Book features D181 students' creativity

The COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for the D181 Foundation to hold its annual Young Writers Night this year. But rather than abandoning the project altogether, foundation... — Updated 6/9/2021


Hinsdale teen quite happy to be back on stage

Julianna Waters is eager to play the Cat this weekend in Stage Door Fine Arts' "Honk" at The Community House. She got a taste of being in front of a live audience last week as a mem... — Updated 6/9/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Board hires new principal to take reins at Madison

An experienced educator and building administrator will be the new leader of Madison School. The Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board voted unanimously Monday to... — Updated 6/9/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Wizards ready to work their magic

Three years ago, members of the Wizard Football Club girls soccer team were in the finals of a tough North Shore tournament. At halftime, the score was 3-0. Coach Dean Harding gave... — Updated 6/2/2021


It takes a village - Kathleen Gargano, village manager

When village manager Kathleen Gargano shows up for work at village hall each morning, she's never quite sure what her day will hold. And that's her favorite part of the job. "No... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Juniorettes win the Battle of the Boards

No one really knew what to expect. But the totals are in - and the Battle of the Boards food drive to benefit HCS Family Services brought in 12,549 pounds of food and $2,458.... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Integrated math is still on hold in D86

The four newly elected Hinsdale High School District 86 Board members still are uncertain as to whether they will support a move to teach integrated math in the district. The board spent more than two hours at their May 26 meeting... — Updated 6/2/2021


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