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Articles from the January 2, 2020 edition

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Ask an expert

What is the best way to start the new year off right? “My personal recommendation on how to improve your health is start small. If your goal is to lose weight, build muscle or just be healthier, start with small goals. Find a... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

William Brooks Keenan

William Brooks Keenan, Jr., 81, of Oak Brook died Jan. 2, 2020. He was a proud graduate of Fenwick High School in 1956 and Xavier University in 1960. Bill was President of Keenan Transit Co. for 59 years, a company founded by his... — Updated 1/6/2020

 

Red Devils, 15 other teams compete in Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic

Hinsdale Central's Phillip Borhani lays in a basket and teammate Connor Nelson drives and puts up a shot in a game against Richards during the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic Dec.... — Updated 1/2/2020

 

Results

Basketball, boys Dec. 23-27 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic vs. Willowbrook V loses 47-49 Isaacson, 20 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks Cain, 5 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals Northey, 5 points, rebound, assist Nelson, 4... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Pet pic of the week

Dollop is a beautiful black and white kitty who was found on the streets in Hinsdale. She was severely underweight, so our team worked to get her in with a wonderful and loving... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Katie Gallagher    Pulse

Marijuana edibles pose real danger to kids and teens

Yum! Gummy bears, brownies and cookies are children's favorite treats, but when they are infused with marijuana, wrapped in appealing packaging and increasingly accessible, we are... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Curtain rises on 2020 shows

With the debut of 2020 comes the opening - or continuation - of a number of entertaining and thought-provoking productions at the area's theater venues. From plays to musicals,... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Peter Hancock    News

Springfield events focus of Capitol News recap

SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office announced Dec. 23 that the state will receive $40.2 million in federal grants over the next three years to improve early childhood programs. The competitive grants are... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Good news

CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR BEDS Page’s Restaurant in Hinsdale and several other organizations worked to provide an early Christmas for some BEDS Plus clients. The Chicago Teamsters Local 705 and Sierra Investment Partners Inc.... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

John Gately Ryan

John “Jack” Gately Ryan, 77, died peacefully in Hinsdale Dec. 25, 2019. Jack lived his life with an unfaltering devotion to his family and his faith. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, friend and colleague.... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Donald J. Kula

Donald J. Kula, 83, of Hinsdale died Dec. 24, 2019. Donald was devoted husband, proud father and grandfather and devout Catholic. He was a graduate of St. Philip Neri Grammar... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Karen Marie Kindt

Karen Marie Kindt, 59, of Clarendon Hills, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Dec. 18, 2019. She was born in 1960 in South Bend, Ind. She strove to make everyone feel welcomed and... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Jacquelyn Jefferson

Jacquelyn Eleanor Jefferson, nee Fishbaugh, a 62-year Hinsdale resident, passed away peacefully Dec. 1, 2019. She was 88. Jackie was born in 1930 and raised on a farm in Iowa, where she graduated from high school in 1948. She... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Susan OByrne    Opinion

Longtime friends actually strangers

I’ve never actually met two of my best friends, though our friendship has lasted over 40 years. John Irving and Stephen King have been dear companions of mine since 1979. I met... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Preserving holiday spirit all through the new year

I love Christmas, but I'm not sure I could survive 12 months of shopping, wrapping, baking, mailing cards and hosting gatherings at a holiday pace. And while I'm ready to embark on... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Here's to ringing in more than just a new year

The last days of one year and the first days of the next are traditionally a time to analyze events of the past 12 months and set goals and expectations for those to come in the next 12 months. Today we offer a fusion of both,... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Kolavennu ready to take reins at Wellness House

It was about 14 years ago when Lisa Kolavennu's father was diagnosed with cancer. In walking that journey with him, she discovered Wellness House and, along with it, her vocational... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Dec. 23. Domestic battery arrest A 49-year-old Hinsdale woman was arrested Dec. 19 for domestic battery for making contact of an insulting or provoking nature with a family member.... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Julie Liesse    News

Library focused on opening doors for all

Opening doors. That's the mission of the Hinsdale Public Library - a mantra expressed in our logo and on our business cards. And in 2019, nowhere was the idea of opening doors bette... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Tom Cauley    News

Village continues on right path in 2019

Next summer, the 319-space parking deck, adjacent to the new Hinsdale Middle School, will open. The parking deck should help solve parking problems that have plagued downtown... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Hinsdale Central High School 55th and Grant streets Hinsdale Plan Commission 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. Hinsdale Village Board... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Nonprofits reach out to close decade

In the first of two sets of year-in-review reports from Hinsdale’s nonprofit organizations, leaders of HCS Family Services, Robert Crown Center for Health Education and Wellness House share 2019 highlights for their agencies.... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

Once upon a time

The home Zook built ... and lived in. Built in 1924 at 327 S. Oak St., this home was designed by Hinsdale architect R. Harold Zook for his own family. When it was slated to be... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

This week's cover

Book break - Scarlett Garber, along with her mom and brothers Michael and Grant, spent some time Friday visiting the Hinsdale Public Library. Each kid found a perfect place to read... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Holidays in Hinsdale were good for many

A growing economy and a shortened holiday season, with six days fewer between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year than in 2018, contributed to healthy retail sales in December.... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

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