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How can students succeed in the virtual classroom? School looks different for just about everyone this year. And as with any sort of change, the transition this year from in-person... — Updated 9/23/2020


Man honored for work in Chicago neighborhood

A Friday morning get-together with a group of fellow Christian men changed Charles Lewis' life for years to come and the lives of thousands of Chicago residents forever. It was at... — Updated 9/16/2020


Ask an expert - Business profile - CHERIE JACKSON, CEO

Wander into any Trader Joe's store in the United States and you'll find a product with ties firmly rooted right here in Hinsdale. Alongside big-name brands like Cliff and Kind bars,... — Updated 8/26/2020


HJWC faces its own happy epidemic

COVID-19 has gotten in the way of so many things this summer. But Kayla Weiss isn't letting it or anything else get in the way of her joy of becoming a mother. "Everyone I've talked... — Updated 8/19/2020


City offers Pilsen, other neighborhoods

My mid-summer, after several months of quarantine, the Konieska family of Hinsdale was ready for a change of scenery. With travel out of the question, Stephanie Konieska turned to... — Updated 8/19/2020


Ask an expert - Alexandra Rimmele, yoga instructor

What are the key benefits of yoga? Alexandra Rimmele's relationship with yoga wasn't love at first sight. A marathon runner who wasn't afraid of a tough workout, Rimmele acted on... — Updated 8/12/2020


Adaptability keeps business thriving

The world's greatest inventions are born of necessity. For Hinsdale Central High School alum Sophia Karbowski, that need was for a quick and healthy snack. Karbowski was studying... — Updated 8/12/2020


Ask an expert - Business profile

Even with her requisite 200 hours of training behind her, Piyorose Narakol felt ill equipped on her first day as an au pair. Placed with a host family in Virginia, the young woman... — Updated 8/7/2020


Doctor dedicates career to caring for the underserved

Suja Mathew's first encounter with Cook County Hospital, now known as John H. Stroger Hospital, wasn't as a physician or even as a medical student. It was as the daughter of a... — Updated 8/5/2020


National parks inspire family road trip

There are many lessons to be learned from seeing new places and welcoming new experiences. For the Kapcar family of Hinsdale, the first lesson of their epic 2016 journey to visit... — Updated 8/5/2020


Fine Arts Festival returns

Sandra Holt didn't intend to become an artist. Although she had enjoyed a career teaching art to others, the purses she began making in retirement were supposed to be nothing more t... — Updated 8/5/2020



How can folks explore the world without leaving home? Those who enjoy Hinsdale Public Library's travel presentations share a certain wanderlust. But these days, the Voyager's... — Updated 7/29/2020


Teen discovers new skill during pandemic

Like most people, Isabella Xu was finding it hard to escape the constant flow of news, headlines and updates regarding the spread of COVID-19. But despite the 24-7 onslaught of... — Updated 7/29/2020


Move to Hinsdale is a return home for Potempa

As associate vice president of facilities at Governors State University, Hinsdale resident John Potempa has a lot on his plate, not the least of which is the construction of a... — Updated 7/23/2020


Family wedding prompts amazing trip

The Hines-Shah family of Hinsdale had been to India before. They had even attended an Indian wedding before. But they had never experienced anything quite like the four-day... — Updated 7/22/2020


Opportunities for entrepreneurship

For this year's high school graduates, the final summer before college isn't what they planned. With businesses closed, programs canceled and pools at limited capacity, these new... — Updated 7/22/2020


Ask an expert - business profile - IDESIGN SALON AND BLOW DRY BAR

After months without a cut or color, clients of iDesign Salon and Blow Dry Bar in Hinsdale are in for a treat when they return for their first post-shutdown appointment. While its... — Updated 7/15/2020


Pantry provides for needs beyond food

It takes more than food to care for a family, but many food assistance programs don't allow for purchases of the things needed to keep ourselves and our homes clean - things that... — Updated 7/15/2020


Cultural bonds form community of support for Patel

When Dina Patel's parents moved to the United States from western India in 1970, there was no cultural center or organization to help them connect with people who shared their cultu... — Updated 7/8/2020


HCS Family services welcomes new leader

Service to her community has always been part of Amy Wickstrom's life. Her new job as executive director for HCS Family Services, she said, is the culmination of decades spent... — Updated 7/8/2020



Why is pelvic floor health important? In the early months of 2020, physical therapist Khushboo Joshi was busy tweaking a telehealth version of her new private practice as a means... — Updated 7/1/2020


Virtual version of Walk for Wellness

For more than two decades, people have gathered one spring morning each year to stroll together through the streets of Hinsdale in support of Wellness House. Known as the Walk for... — Updated 6/25/2020


Hinsdale teen turns love of fashion into business venture

New Hinsdale Central High School graduate Vivian Eck wants to turn her love of fashion into a career, and she's not waiting until after college to get started. "I realized I didn't... — Updated 6/24/2020



Since recently selling her Hinsdale home of eight years, real estate agent Anna Fiascone has some advice for other professionals in her field. Sell your own home. "It reminds you... — Updated 6/19/2020


Pediatric dentist cautiously reopens practice

Mira Albert's pediatric dental practice was preparing to close its doors even before the world shut down due to COVID-19. "By March 15 I realized we just needed to not be seeing pat... — Updated 6/10/2020


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