Articles from the April 4, 2024 edition

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  • New steps added to preservation process

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Hinsdale will have a new Ad Hoc Historic District Design Review team in the next two weeks. Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to amend sections of the Hinsdale Village Code to create the new entity and make other changes to the historic preservation process. “The process is designed to encourage owners of historic homes to preserve their homes,” Village President Tom Cauley told The Hinsdalean Wednesday. “But if a historic home is to be demolished, we want to encourage homeowners to build a new home that is consistent with...

  • Undefeated SIJ earns championship

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Ending the season as the undefeated champs is pretty impressive for any basketball team. Ending a three-year middle school season that way - as did the boys basketball team at St. Isaac Jogues School in Hinsdale - is a remarkable accomplishment. Players and their head coach credit the run to one thing: team chemistry. Ryan Williams of Hinsdale said he's been playing with teammates Will Barclay and Justin Kurkowski in Hinsdale Inferno basketball since elementary school. "Since...

  • A tasty solution to the great dinner dilemma

    Amy McCauley|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Aretha Franklin was once asked what her greatest creative challenge was and her answer was surprising. "Trying to figure out what to cook for dinner... nightly." The interviewer, Larry London, paused and laughed. Her honesty was refreshing and at the same time endearing because it made you realize that even the queen of soul had to think about dinner. That's the problem with dinner; it's so nightly. Even if you love to cook it's easy to hit a creative challenge when planning...

  • New initiative targets distracted drivers

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    The Hinsdale Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement efforts across the state in recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Throughout April, motorists can expect increased patrols looking for texting and driving as well as other traffic violations with the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. “Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes on our roads today...

  • Police beat

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Hinsdale police released the following reports April 3. DUI arrest Rafael V. Garcia, 41, 4609 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use, operating an uninsured vehicle and transportation or possession of open alcohol by a driver at 11:18 p.m. April 1 at Garfield Avenue and 55th Street. He refused testing to determine blood-alcohol content before being charged and released to appear in court. Hit-and-run collision A driver backed into another vehicle at the Shell...