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For decades, fans of college sports could only support their favorite players through cheers and applause. But adoption of the NCAA Name Image Likeness policy in 2021 opened up a... — Updated 1/25/2023


Young actors ready to take on 'Matilda'

Those who attend the Stage Door Fine Arts production of "Matilda the Musical" should come prepared for an evening that includes a little bit of everything. From tender songs that... — Updated 1/18/2023


Church job calls Hinsdale native back home

Whether as a student in its classrooms, a worshiper in its pews or an employee in its offices, St. Isaac Jogues Church has always been part of Lara Krupicka's life. Now a resident... — Updated 1/18/2023



What are some choices for NYE toasts? For centuries, the sparkling wine known as Champagne has been used to celebrate birthdays, promotions, marriages and of course, the arrival of... — Updated 12/28/2022


Minister's calling is working with young people

Like many teenagers, Grant Glowiak didn't consider himself the smartest, most athletic or most talented of his peers at Lyons Township High School. But at his church's youth group,... — Updated 12/21/2022



How does music enhance worship this time of year? As minister of music at Grace Episcopal Church, Andrew Fredel's primary job isn't to make music, but to encourage music making... — Updated 12/14/2022


Mom of four is no stranger to PTO presidency

Kristin Sweis discovered her knack for fundraising as a member, treasurer and eventually president of the Elm School Parent Teacher Organization. It didn't take long for others in... — Updated 12/7/2022



What's next after Caffray closes? Caffray Jewellers in Hinsdale's Grant Square has never been just about making and selling jewelry. The store's tagline is "making fine jewelry and... — Updated 11/30/2022


Helping others one of joys of holiday season

Jaclyn McNamara rose to the ranks of president of the Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club quickly. She said that's partially due to her inability to say no, but mostly because of her... — Updated 11/22/2022


Ask an expert - Club Central - Devils' Advocate

Ideas for a news story can come from just about anywhere, including the walls of Hinsdale Central High School. For Taylor Levin, editor-in-chief of the Devils' Advocate student... — Updated 11/16/2022


Hinsdale man wouldn't trade time in Marines

When Chris Black finished high school at age 17, the Carbondale resident said he didn't think twice about what would come next. "It was natural for me to go on to SIU (Southern... — Updated 11/9/2022



What is the best way to fight winter viruses? COVID no longer makes the daily headlines, but like the flu and other common viruses, it hasn't gone away. "I'm seeing a lot of... — Updated 11/2/2022


Life's curves lead man right where he wants to be

Tom Kloster's life hasn't always followed his intended path. But despite some unexpected curves in the road, Kloster isn't complaining about where the detours have taken him.... — Updated 10/26/2022



How does exercise help cancer patients? Jeri Lau had several certifications and a successful personal training business when she added cancer exercise to her fitness arsenal. Encouraged by a friend, Lau approached Wellness House... — Updated 10/19/2022


Family fun fills Hinsdale this Saturday

Hinsdaleans don't have to look far to find plenty of good, off-screen entertainment for the entire family this weekend. The annual Fall Fest at Hinsdale Middle School, downtown... — Updated 10/12/2022


Career, volunteer jobs equip woman to open business

Kathleen Hanley's transition from working professional to mom also marked the start of her journey into a brand new career. "After my third child, I worked part time," said Hanley,... — Updated 9/28/2022


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


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