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Just the right note - Kasey Quast, a sixth-grader tuba player at Hinsdale Middle School, practices a piece of music with her classmates in the band room at the new Hinsdale Middle School. The added...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    January 30, 2020

Science teachers voice PCB support

The plan to alter the science sequence at Hinsdale Central High School is backed by science teachers at the school, who say it creates a more effective progression of courses and a better synergy with students’ simultaneous math instruction....

 

Searching for the answer

Students at The Lane School Spelling Bee took the stage Thursday afternoon to see who would proceed to the district championship. Jude Rastorfer, J.J. Rastorfer, Max Sun and Rossi Urbanek were among...

 

Once upon a time

Postcards from the past - This is an unmailed post card from the Hinsdale Historical Society's archives. The photo is taken from the middle of the 100 block of South Washington looking north. The...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    January 30, 2020

New HMS space sounds great for students

Sixth-grade brass students at Hinsdale Middle School are spending their Tuesday morning class playing "Spirit of the Stallion." "I'm trying a new metronome sound, so let's see if we like it," band...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Historic Preservation Commission 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. Hinsdale Village Board 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave....

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    January 30, 2020

Board sends plan for senior living to commissioners

Hinsdale residents will have the chance to offer their input on a proposed senior living complex at a March public hearing before the Hinsdale Plan Commission. Trustees Tuesday referred to the commission the application for a $95 million senior...

 

Guilty verdict in murder, home invasion in Hinsdale; jury rules it especially brutal

A jury has found Dominic Sanders guilty of first-degree murder, home invasion and residential burglary in the slaying of Andrea Urban of Hinsdale in 2017, and it called the murder especially brutal or heinous. That means Sanders would be eligible...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    January 30, 2020

Hinsdale trustees agree to hire 5G consultant

The Hinsdale Village Board signaled its support Tuesday for hiring a consultant to review any applications for 5G installation the village receives. Trustees are expected to approve a contract next month with MSA Municipal Services Associates, which...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Jan. 21 and 28. DUI arrest Slavoljub Slavo Petrovic, 28, 4116 Prescott Ave., Lyons, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, disobeying a stop sign and driving too fast for conditions...

 

Landscape showcases architect's legacy

From his Oak Brook office at FGM Architects, John Ochoa can gaze into the past. Specifically, Ochoa can see Mid America Plaza at the corner of Route 83 and 22nd Street, which he helped design early...

 

The Big Groundhog Game prompts reflection

So the Super Bowl and Groundhog Day fall on the same day this year. How crazy is that? Well, OK, not so crazy since it also happened in 2014 — although this is only the second such occurrence since the game was moved to a February date in 2002. Is...

 

Twenty-nine days to opening night and counting

Four short weeks from tomorrow is opening night for “Hinsdopoloy,” the 2020 Community Revue. I’ve been part of the revue cast for 16 years now. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the...

 

Especially happy landings

As a former very frequent flier, I’ve followed the news about Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane crisis and the appointment of a new CEO to drive major change. While this news hasn’t lessened my...

 

Jeffrey Michael Anderson

Jeffrey "Jeff" Michael Anderson, 61, of Hinsdale passed away Jan. 25, 2020. After a week of farewells from his loving family and friends, he leaves behind a legacy of love and humor, enriching the...

 

Marie Kaishas

Marie Kaishas, 90, formerly of Hinsdale, died Jan. 22, 2020. She was born in 1929 in Chicago and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Charles Kaishas; and her brother, the late Fr. John Baggio. She is survived by...

 

Lillian Lorraine Kochevar

Lillian Lorraine Kochevar, nee Wind, 91, of Willowbrook died Jan. 21, 2020. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Martin "Bob" R. Kochevar; her parents, Matthias and Theresa Wind;...

 

Monica M. Russell

ngtime Hinsdale resident, died Jan. 22, 2020. Monica, who had moved to Libertyville, had a 50-year career as a nurse, nursing educator and administrator, being an early bachelor of nursing graduate in the U.S. But her greatest love and legacy is her...

 

Good news

HINSDALE ASSEMBLY BALL A SUCCESS More than 400 guests enjoyed a magical evening Dec. 23 when 22 debutantes and 28 honor guard were presented at the 56th annual Hinsdale Assembly Ball. Friends and family watched a beautiful presentation performance by...

 

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...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    January 30, 2020

Helping in the healing

Hinsdale pharmacist Steve Hiemenz said his professional paradigm has less to do with pill dispensing and more to do with patient management. And that's just fine with him. "My ultimate goal as a...

 

Pet pic of the week

Jeffrey is a handsome Border Collie mix who is just 1 year old. He weighs 40 pounds and will be best suited to a family with children 8 years of age or older. His adoption fee is $200 and he has been...

 

Three healthy foods, three to avoid in 2020

If you're like most people who make a New Year's resolution, you want to eat healthier, lose weight or both. And if you're like most of us, your resolve has already begun to teeter. By Feb. 1, the maj...

 

Jacqueline Quezada and Ryan Cauley

Jacqueline Quezada and Ryan Cauley have announced their engagement. Jacqueline is the daughter of Josefina and Jacinto Quezada of El Monte, Calif. She is a 2004 graduate of Arroyo High School in El...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports    January 30, 2020

Student athlete profile

Name: Kendall Butler Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale What do you like about playing basketball? I enjoy the team because you see where everybody's strengths are and develop relationships with each oth...

 

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