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Ask an expert - Agent profile - TRACY ANDERSON, COMPASS REAL ESTATE

As a real estate broker, Tracy Anderson's job isn't only to help clients buy and sell their houses. She's also an emotional navigator, creating a clear and steady path for buyers... — Updated 5/18/2022

 

Central teen enjoys roles in, in front of orchestra

It takes a number of skills and talents to conduct an orchestra. The most important quality, according to Hinsdale Central High School junior Alex Olguin, is focus. There's no... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Ask an expert - SUSAN MEYER, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER

What is teaching first grade like? First grade is a time of immense learning and growth for most children - a fact that has been both the greatest joy and the biggest challenge of... — Updated 5/4/2022

 

Volunteer excited for walk's bright, colorful new look

May flowers aren't the only things adding a splash of color to the Hinsdale landscape in the coming weeks. The Community House's annual Walk the Walk event will become a color walk... — Updated 4/27/2022

 

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What inspired you to launch Vitaminis? Much was lost during the pandemic that began in March 2020, including Leslie Danford's job in the hospitality field. Laid off early in the... — Updated 4/20/2022

 

Central junior promises fun at spring musical

Annie Koziel describes her character in Hinsdale Central High School's spring musical as melodramatic, narcissistic, insecure and oddly endearing. "She's so ridiculous, but also rel... — Updated 4/13/2022

 

Ask an expert - KATIE GALLAGHER, EDUCATION DIRECTOR, CANDOR HEALTH EDUCATION

How does a video game help protect kids? As a former middle school teacher and principal, Katie Gallagher is familiar with the challenges faced by teens and pre-teens. As education... — Updated 4/6/2022

 

"Solstice" showcases student talent

Sara Quiballo joined the staff of Hinsdale Central High School’s art & literary magazine, “Solstice,” with few expectations. But she’s leaving with accomplishments,... — Updated 3/30/2022

 

Ask an expert - KAREN SCHULTZ, SOCIAL WORKER AND AUTHOR

Why did you write your latest book? Karen Schultz is a licensed clinical social worker, spiritual teacher, medium and healer with almost four decades of experience specializing in p... — Updated 3/30/2022

 

Library retiree will take time for books and grandchildren

What started as a part-time job at the Hinsdale Public Library became a career for Ellen Smith - a career that will end with her retirement on March 31, exactly 25 years after the... — Updated 3/30/2022

 

Local teens lead Model UN team to win

While other children his age were busy with Little League games and trips to the swimming pool, fourth-grader John Coyner of Hinsdale was researching and discussing how to confront... — Updated 3/30/2022

 

Ask an expert - CHRISTOPHER FREILER, HISTORY TEACHER

What is your teaching philosophy? In a press release announcing the third edition of Christopher Freiler's AP European history exam prep guide, publisher Sherpa Learning calls the... — Updated 3/23/2022

 

Teen promotes heart health with junior board post

Extracurricular activities can help students make new friends, explore their creativity or hone their athletic skills. They also can save lives. Hinsdale resident Emma Gerhard is a... — Updated 3/16/2022

 

Business Profile - Anecdote

A fondness for your great grandmother's crystal candlesticks doesn't mean your entire room has to resemble a 1920s parlor. Treasured family heirlooms, one-of-a-kind antiques and... — Updated 3/9/2022

 

Community House hires director of social impact

Loren Williams joined The Community House as director of social impact late last year, but her work toward the organization's mission began more than a decade before. As a... — Updated 3/2/2022

 

Ask an expert - SHARON HAND, TRAVEL AGENT

Is it too late to plan a spring break trip? The mention of spring break often conjures images of rowdy, hard-partying college students. But the annual weeklong hiatus from school... — Updated 2/23/2022

 

Ask an expert - DR. NEIL THOMAS, CARDIOLOGIST

Why did you invent the Rheoxygenator? Too much of anything can be a bad thing. That fact is what drove cardiac surgeon and entrepreneur Neil Thomas of Hinsdale to pursue a safer... — Updated 2/9/2022

 

Central senior wins nation's top science prize

Jui Khankari was used to people mispronouncing her name. But when her mother's phone followed suit, she decided to do something about it. After just a few tweaks, Khankari had... — Updated 2/2/2022

 

Ask and expert - Agent profile - Kerry Turgeon, Baird & Warner

Kerry Turgeon's real estate clients tend to fall into one of two categories. And whether they're young adults planning a move from the city or empty-nesters looking for a warm... — Updated 1/26/2022

 

Geography champ gearing up for next national competition

John Augustyn is running out of places to display his collection of trophies, plaques and medals, but that's not stopping the three-time national geography champion from pursuing... — Updated 1/19/2022

 

It takes a village - HILARY POSHEK, SALES AND EVENTS MANAGER AT THE LODGE

You won't find any cubicles or stuffy conference rooms at Hilary Poshek's place of work. Tucked inside a nearly 100-year-old home designed by a famous local architect, Poshek's offi... — Updated 1/13/2022

 

Giving back to the place generations have called home

As co-president of the Hinsdale Middle School Parent Teacher Organization, Kristin McDaniel wants the organization's bi-monthly meetings to go beyond business updates and budget dis... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Retirement gives Grube more time to give back

It's been 11 years since John Grube of Hinsdale retired from his 25-year career with Northern Trust financial services company in Chicago. Since then, he's made volunteering his... — Updated 12/22/2021

 

Ask an expert - JENNIFER CAVE, HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

What is the goal of Mental Health month at Central? Students and faculty at Hinsdale Central and South high schools are seeing green this month, and it has nothing to do with... — Updated 12/15/2021

 

School project makes student a better recycler

Sofia Giannini has always been one to toss her cans, bottles and papers in the recycling bin. But like most people, she knew little about what happened to those items once they... — Updated 12/8/2021

 

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