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Andrea Sidorow, Giving Circle co-chair

How does the West Suburban Giving Circle work? Since 1985 the Chicago Foundation for Women has worked to improve the community through its support of organizations that benefit women and girls. That...

 

Ask an expert - Eric Owens, co-founder

How does Delos therapy relieve muscle pain? Muscle stiffness doesn't show up on conventional medical imaging, but the discomfort that it causes for millions of Americans is quite real, and relief can...

 

Passion for cars, helping others drives Hinsdale man

When Alex Levesque approaches a group of young men in his 1967 Mustang, they tend to pay attention. Levesque knows that young men love cars, and for 12 years he's used that knowledge, and his muscle c...

 

Ask an expert - Chris Wilbur, Hinsdale Central social studies teacher

How did teaching become a passion? No one gets to college alone. Every student is supported along the way by some exceptional teachers - like the ones recognized each year with the University of...

 

Sunday funday to benefit local families in need

Nancy Nyheim thought she knew her community pretty well when she was introduced to HCS Family Services as a volunteer four years ago. Like many Hinsdaleans, she was surprised to learn that DuPage...

 

Agent profile - Beth Burtt, Baird & Warner

For three generations, Beth Burtt's family has called Hinsdale home. And for nearly four decades, Burtt has made a career of helping others to find their own home in the village. Burtt said it was...

 

Fall fest moving back to middle school

By Sandy Illian Bosch news@thehinsdalean.com The leaves might be changing and the temperatures might be dropping, but the real sign of autumn's arrival in Hinsdale is the annual Fall Family Fest. The...

 

Ask and expert - Andy Smith, Firefighter/Paramedic

How should families observe Fire Prevention Week? Masks, helmets and air tanks are just some of the firefighting equipment that will be on display during the Hinsdale Fire Department's annual Fire...

 

Volunteer brings library to homebound patrons' doorsteps

Any reader will tell you that books can make the world a bigger place. For those who find it difficult to leave their homes, a book or a movie can provide a much-needed glimpse at a world beyond...

 

Business profile - Ivy Rehab

Before Ivy Rehab could open its clinic in Hinsdale, it needed a physical therapist who could provide the quality of care that Ivy clients expect and deserve. That's how things work at Ivy, William...

 

Ask an expert - Mike Stone ordained minister

What is the goal or your new evening prayer group? Mike Stone of Hinsdale is a chaplain and an ordained minister. But he doesn't believe that worship has to take place inside a church. As far as he's...

 

New theater group happy result of referendum's success

Kari Galassi has spent far more time on a soccer field than a stage. Yet somehow she has found herself at the helm of YES! Productions, a new theater program for young people in and around Hinsdale...

 

Ask an expert - Jaydn Chipman, oncology exercise specialist

What role does relaxation play in fighting cancer? A battle against cancer involves so much more than a patient's body, doctors and drugs. It also affects the person's mind, emotions, family and...

 

Adventure of travel hasn't lost its allure

The Klinger family's annual excursions to destinations far and wide began when Sylvia and Bob's children, David and Katharine, were very young. "We started in the late '90s and we just kept going,"...

 

Huth enters final season as football mom

Football has never been just a game for Corey Huth. It's an experience that brings a whole community together. All three of Huth's children have been involved in the Hinsdale Central High School...

 

Central actors ready to tackle unknown

Hinsdale Central senior Tess Klygis isn't one to "just wing it." Whether it's a test, an audition or a performance, she likes to be prepared. And that's exactly why she decided to be part of the...

 

Teachers learn lessons in South Africa

While temperatures were hitting all-time highs in Illinois, a group of teachers and administrators from Hinsdale District 181 were wearing winter coats to ward off a winter chill. July is winter in...

 

Ask an expert - Jessica Schultz, elementary school teacher

How should families ready for the start of school? With just one week left before the first day of the new school year, many children might be tempted to cram as much summer as possible into their...

 

Curtains rise on fall shows

Whether you're looking for drama, mystery or an emotional musical experience, it can be found on a stage not far from home. New shows are opening at theaters throughout the area, offering Hinsdaleans...

 

Camp more than a vacation for family

A month without a phone, video games or a computer is a pretty harsh punishment by any American teenager's standards. But for Boone and Cooper Brackett of Hinsdale, it's the best part of summer....

 

Love of Porsche brings admirers together for good

"Time is money" is more than a cliché for Hinsdale resident Tim Olsen. It's the basis on which he built his business. After retiring from a career in the racing industry, Olsen created Olsen...

 

Lessons in science, history, God's love

Vacation Bible School at Grace Episcopal Church in Hinsdale is different things to different people. To 3-year-old Alex Tims, it's an introduction to what life will be like when he starts preschool...

 

Island ultimate getaway for Hinsdalean

Johanna Delaney always goes to her Maine vacation home with intentions of settling in for a long summer read. But she's quickly reminded that the beauty around her is far more captivating than the...

 

Agent profile - Carol Lee Cikanek

Carol Lee Cikanek learned the basics of the real estate business long before she even dreamed of selling her first house. Jobs selling floral arrangements, fine china and crystal, and photography equi...

 

Portrait paints picture of family's past

A long-forgotten painting provided Hinsdale resident Ginger White with far more than a picture to adorn her living room wall. It led to the discovery of her family’s very storied history. Years...

 

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