Articles from the February 11, 2021 edition

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  • Campaign calendar

    Updated Feb 23, 2021

    • Feb. 21 —D86 Board Candidate Forum Independent Voters for D86 will host this live non-partisan forum from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. via Zoom to provide an opportunity for voters to hear the candidates discuss issues of importance. Written questions may be submitted until Feb. 16 to [email protected] or privately by direct message through the event Facebook page at Submitted questions will be used to help formulate the moderator’s quest...

  • District 86 opens doors for vaccination site

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools served as COVID-19 vaccinations sites Feb. 4-6. The first groups to receive the first dose of the vaccine were Hinsdale High School District 86 employees and vendors as well as employees feeder districts, the La Grange Area Department of Special Education and essential workers in category 1b from nearby towns. This week 750 doses of the vaccine have been administered to community members age 65 and older, for a total of almost...

  • Once upon a time

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Vintage hotels in the village - Hinsdale used to be the home of a few hotels, according to Sandy Williams' book, "Images in America - Hinsdale." "In 1851 with business booming at Castle Inn, Fuller built a second hotel across the street on the north side of the plank road. (Ogden Avenue) This hotel, shown here in 1869, was known over the years as Fullersburg Tavern, the Deutches Gast Haus and the Grand Pacific Hotel. Often both inns in Brush Hill were filled to capacity,...

  • Honoring Black heritage

    Ken Knutson|Updated Feb 10, 2021

    February is Black History Month, and there are plenty of ways to observe the occasion from the comfort of one's home. Hinsdale Public Library staff members have recommended the following book titles as ones that will provide insight into the Black experience. • "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great unt...


    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Feb 10, 2021

    What do you hope to accomplish during your term? When independent insurance agent Bob Smith moved his office from downtown Hinsdale to Westmont, part of his heart remained in the village. A graduate of Hinsdale Central High School, Smith said he feels a strong bond to this community. "Hinsdale has a special place in my heart. I want to see it succeed and grow," said Smith, who will do his best to see that happen in his role as chairman of the 2021 Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce...

  • Barbara Burgoyne Schanck

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Barbara Burgoyne Schanck, 88, of Glen Carbon, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Feb. 2, 2021, in Maryville due to complications from COVID-19. She was born in 1932 and grew up spending her summers as a child on her grandparents' farm in Fairfield. She would talk about this often and it was one of her favorite childhood memories. Barbara was an active member of Christ Church of Oak Brook and loved the Lord. She loved to paint, read and travel. She took many amazing trips with...

  • John J. Hardy

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    John J Hardy, 98, of Burr Ridge, a World War II veteran and former Hinsdale resident, passed away Feb. 3, 2021, from complications with aspiration pneumonia. Mr. Hardy served in both the U.S. Navy and the Navy Reserve. As a navy pilot, he led air reconnaissance missions during his deployment in the Pacific Theater. He was born in Chicago in 1922. At age 3, he moved with his mother, Rose, to Nebraska where they lived with his three aunts while completing his primary school education. He went on to attend Robert Bellarmine...

  • Donovan Moller

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Donovan Moller, 94, a former longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away Feb. 5, 2021. He was born in 1926 in Berwyn and worked as a manufacturing company foreman before retiring. Don served his country in World War II and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He had the privilege to take part in an honor flight to Washington, D.C. with his son. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Moller. He is survived by his children, Susan (Ralph) Droz, Donovan P., Pat (Scott)...

  • Carol Hanson

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Carol Jean Hanson passed away Jan. 16, 2021. Born in Chicago in 1924, she was raised in a Norwegian, Christian family by her parents, Magnus and Henrietta Ronning, in the Logan Square neighborhood. She remained close with her older brother, John, younger brother, Paul, and sister, Mary, throughout their lives; they moved to La Grange and subsequently to the Hinsdale area. Carol earned her nursing degree at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital in 1945 and began her career at the Army Hospital in Galesburg. She was hired to be the resid...

  • Corey Sean Chakeen

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Corey Sean Chakeen, loving husband, father, brother and son, passed away at the age of 31 on Feb. 5, 2021. There are two things about Corey that everyone knows to be true: he loved his family and friends and he loved hockey. His two true loves intersected in Lincoln, Neb., when he met his wife-to-be, Ashley, while playing in the USHL for the Lincoln Stars. His hockey career took him to Canada and then to University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he played for the Beacons....

  • Police beat

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Feb. 9. DUI arrest Andrew J. Hietpas, 27, 8913 W. Southview Ave., Brookfield, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and improper lane use at 1:35 a.m. Feb. 7 in the 300 block of East Ogden Avenue. He was charged and released to appear in court. Drivers arrested for leaving the scene • Mateo Luis Ayala, 18, 928 College Blvd., No. 204, Addison, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident, driving an uninsured vehicle, improper lane use and d...

  • Daughters, dictionary leave us feeling inadequate

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Feb 10, 2021

    My favorite ads on TV right now are ones that feature kids of various ages expressing some level of disgust with their parents. First, there’s the Geico “Scoop, There It Is” commercial. Dan and I have friends — with no adolescent children living at home — who thought watching hip hop group Tag Team dish up ice cream and the play on their hit “Whoop, There It Is” was hilarious. They didn’t even notice the teenage daughter — or her look of disgust as she exits the room after he...

  • Resident makes it her mission to serve

    Ken Knutson|Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Laurie McMahon never had a dog growing up. Neither had her husband, Bob. But they decided in 2007 that their Hinsdale household was ready for a four-legged addition. "Bob did the research to find a breed that had a good disposition with families," said McMahon, whose three children are now grown. "He recommended a Welsh springer spaniel." Sadly, Bob passed away in 2013. Now Ranger, the Welsh springer spaniel, is 12, and McMahon is thankful they took the pet plunge. "Ranger...

  • Saluting those who show heart for helping others

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Happy Valentines Day! Sunday is the 14th, of course, but it’s never to early to spread the love. Each year at this time, The Hinsdalean extends “valentines” to those helping to make the community a little more loving place. With a focus on Hinsdale’s nonprofit agencies, we present this year’s honorees as nominated by those organizations. • Charlton Gronlund has been a tireless supporter of Candor Health Education’s mission and has leveraged his position as a leader in the Hinsdale community to continuously advocate for the Ca...

  • This week's cover

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Taking her shot - With her eye on the prize, Macy Kieninger goes up for 2 points Tuesday afternoon at The Community House. Practices are in full swing for the Jodie Harrison Basketball league. Staff members from Breakaway Basketball were on hand leading participants in the practice. Parents are serving as volunteer coaches again this year. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • COVID-19 count rises by 37

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Thirty-seven Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 33 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported four new cases. That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 1,298, up from 1,261 last week. Amita Hinsdale Hospital was treating eight confirmed COVID-19 patients and had two patients awaiting test results on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. Community Consolidated District 181 reported eight new cases from Feb. 3 to...

  • Weekly agenda

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 Hinsdale South High School 7401 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien Hinsdale Public Library Board 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 Hinsdale Village Board 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 Hinsdale Zoning Board of Appeals 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17

  • Meeting roundup

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Community Consolidated District 181 Among other business Monday, board members: • voted to abate the operating fund in the amount of $311,100 and the bond and interest fund in the amount of $6.44 million. This would save the average Hinsdale home (market value $858,775) $621 in taxes. Rick Engstrom, assistant superintendent of business and operations, told board members the abatement was a credit to sound financial planning. “We’re especially pleased to share the news of an abatement during a time when many families have...

  • A shout out to District 86 and village leadership

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    As an over 30-year resident of Hinsdale, I am more grateful than ever for the thoughtful vision, courageous initiative and effective execution of Superintendent Tammy Prentiss and her team in negotiating a relationship that made COVID-19 vaccinations available to all critical employees of District 86 and the LADSE cooperative last week. While there are many more hurdles before our teens, their families, faculty, and supporting staff can achieve their new normal, it is a real gift to the village that Superintendent Prentiss an...

  • Partnership to deliver vaccines a true public service

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    What a service to the community! As vice president of the DuPage County Board of Health, I have come to appreciate the importance of public-private partnerships for the good of the whole community. It is praiseworthy that Hinsdale High School District 86 has developed a partnership with Osco in order to vaccinate teachers and older residents. The DuPage County Health Department has been seeking additional vaccination sites to help increase the rate of vaccination delivery, and District 86 became one of the health...

  • Coming in from the rain

    Kelly Abate Kallas|Updated Feb 10, 2021

    In my last column, I wrote about getting drenched. I said that the sky above our family was falling and our roof was leaking. Since that column, our monsoon has thankfully passed. My family is dry, and we are together. I mentioned the buckets we placed to stave off flooding. Today, I want to tell you about the umbrellas that shielded us from the worst of the storm. They do not, cannot, mop up the messiness of our lives, collect our pain in buckets and hope it will be...

  • Pet pic of the week

    Updated Feb 10, 2021

    Puff is a handsome orange tabby cat who is looking for his new family with kids 8 and older. He's a gentle 4-year-old whose adoption fee is $75. The Hinsdale Humane Society Tuthill Family Pet Rescue & Resource Center is currently closed to the public, but anyone who is interested in adopting a pet can fill out an online application at and then call (630) 323-5630 for an interview. Temporary adoption hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, noon...

  • Women's league devotes its heart to Misericordia

    Alexis Braden|Updated Feb 10, 2021

    While reflecting on her nearly decade-long tenure with the Misericordia Women's League, this year's Heart of Gold award recipient, Kathy Connor, attributes the league's success to Sister Rosemary Connelly, whose heart has been at the crux of the organization since 1969. "Sister Rosemary is like a beacon of light," said the Hinsdale resident, who was named by Connelly to receive this year's award, along with her husband, Kevin. "She inspires all of us. She has made this her...

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