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Author, consultant is grateful for her hometown

A single sentence changed Colleen Bordeaux's view of the world and her own future. The lifelong Hinsdalean was a student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign when she entered a study abroad...

 

Ask an expert - agent profile - Larysa Domino, broker, @ Properties

Larysa Domino's career as a real estate broker is a convergence of all the things she loves - people, her community, her family and finance. "It's been a great fit for me," said Domino, who entered...

 

Bored? Check out these options for fun

These days, it's all about social distancing. Thanks to the internet, the great outdoors and some super creative people, Hinsdaleans can find lots of fun things to do while also staying safe. Local...

 

Central junior plays role in education across the state

Faith Drescher had only been in school a couple of years when she decided that's where she wanted to be for the rest of her life. Since second grade, Drescher has known that her future is in...

 

Ask and expert - MICHAEL STROKA, C0-FOUNDER & CEO

What is the goal of the American Nutrition Association? A healthy diet isn't one-size-fits-all. That's something that Michael Stroka learned the hard way. Despite eating what he believed to be a...

 

Staffer devotes four decades to village

When Jim Piontowski started his new job with the village of Hinsdale, Jimmy Carter was president. Sports fans were discovering a new source of sports information called ESPN, and Americans had yet to...

 

Teen pirouttes to face new opportunities

When Elliana Teuscher auditioned for a summer intensive with the Joffrey Ballet two years ago, she knew the experience could change her life. She had no idea to what extent. In addition to being...

 

Community Revue back with 'Hinsdopoly'

Even if you're not in the cast, you might see yourself on stage at this year's Community Revue. Hinsdale's spoof on itself returns Feb. 28-29 and March 6-7 to once again poke fun at Hinsdale...

 

Ask an expert - Gabrielle Tufano, art instructor

Gabrielle Tufano loved painting and drawing, but as a college student, her hobby didn't have a place on her intended career path. Teaching art certainly never crossed the science major's mind. A singl...

 

Teen's lifelong curiosity leads to earth-friendly discovery

Herbert Wang said his love of science is something his father began fostering when he was just a child. Rather than quiz his son on the periodic table or test his knowledge of mathematical theories, J...

 

Ask an expert - Business profile - Kaehler Luggage

Locks on steamer trunks don't last forever. That simple fact was the start of a family business that's been around for 100 years. Kaehler Luggage got its start when Walter Gustav Kaehler, a Chicago...

 

Laughman is no stranger to being new in town

Newcomer is a title that Heather Laughman has held more than once. And no matter how many times she finds herself as a resident of an unfamiliar new town, it's always a challenge to make it feel like...

 

Ask an expert - Dan Thommpson, ecologist

What danger do coyotes present to people and pets? Even if you haven't seen one, chances are there are coyotes living in your neighborhood. Dan Thompson, ecologist with the DuPage County Forest Preser...

 

Eagle project continues teen's fight against local hunger

Becoming an Eagle Scout was never really part of Jack Otten's plan. "I never gave it much thought," Otten said. "I was just enjoying being a Scout." But as he approached his final year of high...

 

Village holiday traditions shine bright

Part of what makes the holidays special are the traditions that adults and children alike come to know and love. One group of residents is bringing a special tradition back to life this holiday...

 

Ask an expert - 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 [email protected] 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 an 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...

 

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