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Bravo, bravo! - Lucy Parry was on hand Friday afternoon to watch her brothers sing in the Oak School multicultural holiday assembly. After the Oak School Chorus sang to the assembled students and...

 

Betty Stange

Betty Joyce Stange, nee Katz, a longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away Jan. 1, 2020, surrounded by her family. Betty, 77, was born in Oak Park to the Robert and Janet Katz and raised in LaGrange Park...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    January 16, 2020

Winter might not halt construction on parking deck

A mild winter has allowed crews to continue to work this month on the village-owned parking deck near Hinsdale Middle School. “The parking deck is going very well,” said Brad Bloom, assistant village manager. “I’m really pleased with how...

 

Little Miss Ann concert packs the place

The Hinsdale Public Library provided the perfect place for entertainment Sunday afternoon to brighten a cloudy day. "Little Miss Ann" - who is actually Ann Torrabla - had the full house of children...

 

Once upon a time

What's old is new again - Friday afternoon in the central business district hasn't changed much in the past 100 years for Hinsdale students. Back in 1920, it was students from HTHS (Hinsdale Township...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    January 16, 2020

Baker will not return to D86 next year

Carol Baker, who has served as assistant superintendent for academics/chief academic officer in District 86 since Aug. 1, 2018, will be out of a job on June 30. The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board voted unanimously last week not to renew her...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    January 16, 2020

Central pool group nearly hits funding level

0-lane pool at Hinsdale Central into funding for the project has nearly reached its goal, according to leaders of the campaign. A group of Central alums and district residents have been working over...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 Hinsdale Central High School 55th and Grant streets...

 

Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board Among other business Monday, board members: • voted 6-0 to approve advanced and accelerated math criteria, ELA/ACE criteria and the math trajectory to guide placement decisions in grades three to...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    January 16, 2020

Village resident admits to embezzling millions

A Hinsdale resident has admitted to misappropriating more than $65 million from individuals and financial institutions, according to a plea agreement filed Jan. 10 with District Judge Andrea Wood and provided by the United States Attorney’s Office...

 

State's attorney charges Hinsdale man with abuse

A Hinsdale man has been charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy he met through the internet, the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Mark Sadlowski, 26, 532 W. North St., was charged with one count of aggravated...

 

Urban murder trial begins, her son is the first to testify for prosecution

During the opening day of Dominic Sanders’ trial on charges he killed a Hinsdale woman in a 2017 home invasion, prosecutors and the defense agreed Wednesday on just two things: the defendant was in Hinsdale that day and he took two family-heirloom...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Jan. 14. DUI arrests • John L. Sullivan, 54, 18 E. Eighth St., Hinsdale, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content higher than .08 and squealing o...

 

Aspiring filmmaker hopes to flourish in China's scene

Living in southern California the last several years for college, and now for work, has left Hinsdale's Gabrielle Roberts ill-equipped for winter visits to her hometown. "Definitely my blood has...

 

Hold the sweat, tears, just give blood this month

There’s a reason why January is designated National Blood Donor Month. During the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s, about 500 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer sponsor groups than required to meet patient needs, according to the...

 

Former associate editor pens new parenting book

Readers of Scary Mommy and the Today Show parenting blogs know Christie Cuthbert as a contributor. Texans know her as a writer for San Antonio Woman Magazine and Alamo City Moms. Hinsdaleans remember...

 
 By Beth Smits    Opinion    January 16, 2020

'Life-changing magic' of library

When I moved my household from Washington, D.C. into storage, I got rid of about 100 books. Some were obvious choices, like the global trade textbook that was required for a class I took in 1989 but...

 

Curlie Ann Engdahl

Curlie Ann Engdahl, nee Flowers, 94, of Elmhurst, formerly of Villa Park, passed away peacefully Dec. 25, 2019. She was born in 1925 in Paris, Tenn., to Mary D. (Fryer) and Walter Crawford Flowers. Following training in Nashville, she moved to San...

 

Thomas Charles Halm

Thomas Charles Halm, a 41-year resident of Hinsdale, passed away peacefully at his home on Dec. 31, 2019. He was 78. Born in 1941 to Philip and Frances Halm, Thomas was raised in Summit and...

 

Lisa Kovach

Lisa Kovach, 63, of Hinsdale passed away unexpectedly Jan. 9, 2020, at Amita Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She was born in 1957 in Chicago to Wayne and Nadene Vondruska Lisa will be dearly...

 

John Edward Molloy

John Edward Molloy, 73, a 21-year Hinsdale resident, died Jan. 10, 2020. John died the way he lived: he wrote his own rules, he pushed passed authority and paved his own way, and if you said he couldn’t do it, he would make sure he could....

 

Richard A. Carr

Richard A. Carr, 84, of Clarendon Hills died Jan. 5, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Betty Carr, née Blue; his children, Bradley (Kathy) Carr, Kimberly (Jim) Carmignani and Jeff Carr; his grandchildren, Jason and Ryan (Shannon) Carr, Elizabeth...

 

Karen A. Greasel

Karen A. Greasel, née Turnbull, 77, a 20-year resident of Oak Brook, died Jan. 13, 2020. She was born in 1942 in Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Thomas P. Greasel; and her siblings, Susan (Richard) Graham, Thomas W. (Patricia) and David...

 

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...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    January 16, 2020

A show fit for an ogre

Stage Door Fine Arts' production of "Shrek the Musical" opens at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at The Community House, with additional shows Saturday and Sunday as well as next week, Thursday through Sunday (see...

 

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