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Homecoming keeps class of '82 connected

Lisa Mussman Steele isn't about to let a few hundred miles stand between her and the chance to reconnect with her classmates from the Hinsdale Central High School Class of 1982. A... — Updated 9/21/2022


American Girl doll model hopes to inspire others

The American Girl website describes their newest doll, Claudie Wells, as "most likely to have five college majors." That's just one thing that Claudie has in common with Rio Lewis,... — Updated 9/21/2022


Career change gives Rotarian time to give back

A sermon delivered in church one Sunday stuck with Mark Wanless for years. The message was about the importance of volunteering one's time, when and if that time becomes available.... — Updated 9/14/2022


Little League teams sweep state tourney

Every member of Hinsdale's three Little League All-Star teams had winning on their mind as they traveled to the state tournament in Moline. Chances are none of them expected to... — Updated 8/24/2022



What inspired your new suitcase design? Hinsdale resident Maggie Gerth spent several years as an investment banker, but no one needs to be good at math to know that six people, six... — Updated 8/24/2022


Jobs allow teens to spend summer poolside

For many people, the Hinsdale pool is a place to cool off and hang out during the hottest days of summer. For Kayleigh Hester, Luke Leddy and the rest of the staff at the local... — Updated 8/24/2022


Foreign language teachers polish skills

An educator's passion for their field doesn't end when class is dismissed. At least that's the case with Hinsdale Central High School foreign language teachers Jennifer... — Updated 8/17/2022


Ask and expert - Donovan Laux, fashion designer

When preparing to venture outside the house, people will often remind one another that "it's not a fashion show." That statement doesn't apply to Donovan Laux of Hinsdale. For this... — Updated 8/17/2022


Local teen proves volunteering can be delicious

The benefits of serving one's community are many, said Hinsdale Hospital Foundation Junior Board President Maddie Molis, and some of them are delicious. Molis and others on the... — Updated 8/17/2022


What they did on their summer vacation

By Sandy Illian Bosch [email protected] Hinsdale Central High School Spanish teacher Tonya Walery has been planning a summer trip to a Spanish-speaking destination for years,... — Updated 8/10/2022


Rally helps teen engineer her plans for future

Long before she took her first engineering class at Hinsdale Central High School, Grace Deane knew a thing or two about using science to make life easier. Tasked with keeping her... — Updated 8/10/2022


For Central coach, summer is for soccer

For many teachers, summer is a well-earned time to relax, recover and recharge after a busy school year. For Hinsdale Central High School teacher and soccer coach Mike Wiggins, the... — Updated 8/10/2022


Teams ready to sink some shots Aug. 13

Hundreds of basketball players are expected to test their skills, challenge their opponents and have some fun at the 3-on-3 tournament at The Community House in Hinsdale Saturday, A... — Updated 8/3/2022


Summer intern learns more than finance skills

Each summer the Bank of America Student Leaders program chooses 300 high school juniors and seniors from across the country to gain leadership experience and develop skills while... — Updated 8/3/2022


Job brings library patron full circle

Without realizing it, Olivia Ostrowski has been preparing for her summer job at the Hinsdale Public Library since childhood. "I spent a lot of time at the library as a little kid,"... — Updated 8/3/2022


Sailors complete the Race to Mackinac

Jerry Thomas' 42nd Race to Mackinac is another for the books, and one that he and the crews of all 242 vessels that embarked on the annual race from Chicago to Mackinac Island,... — Updated 7/27/2022


Ask an expert - It takes a village - KAREN BUCCIERI, WATER BILLING CLERK

If you live in Hinsdale and get a call from someone telling you your toilet is running, it might not be a prank. It might be Karen Buccieri. Hinsdale's water billing clerk pays... — Updated 7/27/2022


Ballplayers find summer jobs on the field

Cameron Linn can't remember a summer that didn't involve baseball, but until last summer, his time on the field was spent strictly in front of home plate. "I love being around... — Updated 7/22/2022


Actors relive childhood Disney favorite

In the Stage Door Fine Arts production of "High School Musical 2," actors Libby Larson and Tess McArdle play a pair of rivals with a mutual interest in a handsome young man. In... — Updated 7/20/2022


Niche sport has presence in Hinsdale

When sisters Ariel and Vania Leung head to the pool, it's rarely for a leisurely soak. As members of the Underwater Hockey Club of Chicago, a trip to the pool means they are... — Updated 7/13/2022


Camper turns counselor for TCH offering

By Sandy Illian Bosch [email protected] Just a few short years ago, Alexandra Knoch of Hinsdale was a camper at The Community House's summer volunteer camp. Now a junior at... — Updated 7/13/2022


Sister's spirit, desire to empower others, lives on

Julie Jordan Laux said her younger sister, Jodi Allen, was good at just about everything she did. Even after her death from pancreatic cancer, Laux said her sister is still making h... — Updated 7/6/2022


Nannies help kids have fun, busy summer

By Sandy Illian Bosch [email protected] Isabella Terry's last summer before college is anything but lazy. As a nanny to three active children, her days are full of activities... — Updated 7/6/2022


Relay sets records at Nike nationals

The Hinsdale Central High School 4x800 relay team finished the 2022 Illinois High School Track and Field finals with a second-place finish and the desire to keep on running. On the... — Updated 6/30/2022


Students turn coaches at basketball camp

Long before he ever donned a Red Devils basketball uniform, Evan Phillips learned the basics of the game from members of the Hinsdale Central basketball team. "I remember it being... — Updated 6/29/2022


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