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 By Pamela Lannom    News 

Low bid might mean concrete for Eighth

Although trustees had planned to repave Eighth Street with asphalt, an attractive bid has them considering concrete instead. J. Nardulli Concrete submitted the low bid of $1.34 million to pave Eighth Street from Garfield Avenue to... — Updated 4/8/2021

 

Newcomers beat incumbents in District 86

Hinsdale’s Jeff Waters, the top vote-getter among 10 candidates in the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board race, according to unofficial election results, said he is elated for all four winners in Tuesday’s election.... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports 

Girls are sixth at historic state meet

The Hinsdale Central girls badminton team ended a season like no other, placing sixth at the state tournament March 30 and April 1 at Hinsdale South High School in Darien. "I knew... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion 

Trip to Universal starts adventure of a lifetime

My memories of taking Ainsley to Disney World when she was 5 are magical. We rode many wonderful rides, met many princesses and ate dinner at Cinderella's castle, with Ainsley... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

'Stuck' in Hinsdale over spring break

With District 181 schools set to resume full-time in person classes next week, the Parry family of Hinsdale is spending spring break enjoying some unscheduled fun. Mom Kristen and... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Take a walk in the woods

"And into the forest I go, to lose myself and find my soul." - John Muir How many steps have you logged today? At times, the number listed on our phone or watch seems to be more... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Football joins roster of spring sports

As this unusual year continues, the relocated football season gets its bearings alongside traditional spring sports such as boys and girls water polo. The coaches of these three... — Updated 3/24/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

'Good-looking' and 'influential' are not synonyms

How will women be remembered in history? Clearly it depends on whom you ask. Esquire magazine identified the 75 greatest women of all time a couple of years ago. The headline popped... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

D86 science, math curriculum changes

Concerns over science and math curriculum changes in Hinsdale High School District 86 have become a focal point in the Tuesday, April 6, election for school board members. Three incumbents and seven challengers are running for four... — Updated 3/24/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Teens hit the right note with seniors

News last summer about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic struck a chord with eighth-grader Catherine Yan of Hinsdale. She immediately thought about the residents of nursing... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Parents should have answers by March 22

Administrators said they are focused on finalizing protocols and procedures for the return to full-time in person school in Community Consolidated District 181 next month. “As you know, we have school going on in full mode, and w... — Updated 3/10/2021

 

D86 candidates address host of topics

 — Updated 3/10/2021

 

D86 candidates address host of topics

 — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Surgeons operate in unique roles

Last year was a year like no other - especially for the docs who take care of Chicago's professional athletes. "It was kind of eerie - kind of like watching a men's softball league... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Student athlete profile

Name: Erkan Ozgen Year: senior Hometown: Burr Ridge When did you first start swimming competitively? I was about 5 or 6 years old when I first competed. My mom used to (swim) in hig... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Chicago Avenue work to last all summer

Work to replace the 98-year-old, 12-inch water main under West Chicago Avenue from Washington Street to Stough Street will begin later this month. Trustees Tuesday awarded the $1.7 million contract for Phase 2 of the project to Joh... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Women writers talk women writers

With favorite authors, it often doesn't matter what their next book is about. Their fans know they want to read it. "There are certain writers, they could write anything and you... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

D86 announces plans to fill every seat

Many Hinsdale Central students who said they wanted to attend classes two days a week in person haven't been showing up. "There are a good portion of students, who even though... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

An aging milestone: Grown adults look like kids

I remember when my mom first uttered the words. "The doctors are all kids!" she told me. My father, who was a brittle diabetic, had been hospitalized again. My mom - younger at the... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Conversing, not canceling, will save free speech

The Muppets are back. And they are offensive. That's the message attached to 18 of the 120 episodes of the family variety show, which Disney Plus launched Friday. You remember... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Central pool on track to be open in June

Snow and extreme cold are just two of the challenges that have surfaced during construction of the new swimming pool complex at Hinsdale Central High School, but the facility is... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Coach thrilled to be back on the job

With years of playing sports under her belt and a degree in communications, a young Katie Maley planned to go into sports broadcasting. As a senior at DePauw University, she secured... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

D86 candidates weigh in on the issues

 — Updated 2/24/2021

 

D86 candidates weigh in on the issues

 — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Students able to take AP exams in person

Hinsdale High School District 86 students will have the opportunity to take AP exams in person and on paper this spring, but they will be at a disadvantage to students who take the exams digitally. The College Board announced Feb.... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

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