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Articles from the September 12, 2019 edition

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If dogs could fly - Cash, a golden doodle, came close to flight Saturday morning at the Hinsdale Pool. While many dogs enjoyed a quick dip, Cash was all in as he lept and bounced around the pool with...

 

Once upon a time

Scouts honor - Members of Hinsdale's Boy and Girl Scout troops gathered on the steps of the Memorial Building for this group portrait in 1942 or 1943. Do you have a Hinsdale photo that is at least 25...

 

Hinsdale woman never tires of giving back

Hinsdale's' Maureen Hegarty just returned from the National Assistance League Conference in Las Vegas. As a longtime member of the village's Assistance League Chicagoland West chapter, she enjoyed the...

 

Old or young or in between?

My teenage son, who runs cross country, shrugs and cringes slightly when I invite him to run with me these days. Once a junior Olympian and collegiate runner myself, I'm no slouch, but there's no deny...

 

Good news

FINAL TENNIS FUN FEST A SUCCESS The Tiernan Kelly 14th annual Tennis Fun Fest held at Hinsdale Racquet Club Aug. 10 raised more than $9,000 for the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. The foundation has 55 locations in 19 states and serves...

 

A thought for food

The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that 31 percent of the country's food supply is thrown away. While the majority of that waste is from homes, one-third is from the retail sector....

 

Hinsdale Falcons

LOMBARD SHUTS OUT 11U GOLD The Hinsdale Falcons 11U Gold lost a tough game against the Lombard Falcons Sunday by a final score of 12-0. After kicking off to Lombard, Hinsdale started out strong with defensive end Tommy Riordan forcing a fumble,...

 

Sport shorts

LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM wins state The Hinsdale 11-year-old All-Star team captured the state championship for the second year in a row last month. Hinsdale beat Homewood Heights 6-2 Aug. 2 in LaSalle for the title, going 10-1 in post-season play. Will...

 

Village: Sober house violates zoning

A home for recovering alcoholics and addicts at 111 N. Grant St. violates Hinsdale’s zoning code, contends Village President Tom Cauley, and is the subject of a complaint in DuPage County Circuit...

 

Hoop dreams raise money for The Community House

The annual 3-on-3 tournament was held at The Community House last month. The tournament drew almost 300 players from 12 nearby communities, who competed on 71 teams and played in 122 games. Katherine...

 

Casten offers update on work at Capitol

Sean Casten and his wife, Kara, have spent the past couple of weeks helping their daughters - Gwen, a high school sophomore, and Audrey, a sixth-grader - acclimate to the new school year. Gwen has a...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    September 12, 2019

Tollway work to rebuild BNSF bridge underway

Advance work began last week on work to rebuild the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Bridge over Interstate 294 as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway widening project. The Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the bridge, which carries the...

 

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 District office 115 W. 55th St., Clarendon Hills On the draft agenda: LEAP teacher presentation (6 p.m.), public hearing and approval of 2019-20 budget, sixth-day enrollment...

 

Judge paves way for Sterigenics to reopen

SPRINGFIELD — A DuPage County judge approved a consent order Friday that will allow Sterigenics, a medical supply sterilization company linked to increased cancer rates in the Willowbrook area, to reopen if it meets stringent new requirements....

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Sept. 10. DUI arrests • Justin S. Campagnolo, 24, 51 W. Monroe St., Villa Park, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood-alcohol content higher than .08 at...

 

Wanted: EDC members so body survives, thrives

Trustees are throwing the Hinsdale Economic Development Commission a lifeline. The village board Tuesday is expected to approve changes designed to boost the commission’s membership, making it easier to find members and setting a more convenient...

 

Unexpected visitor was an unexpected delight

We had a special guest take up residence outside our back door for several weeks this summer. We didn’t notice her at first. We simply woke one July morning to find a large, intricate spider web...

 

Anthony A. Bartkus

Anthony A. Bartkus, 80, of Hinsdale died peacefully at Amita Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale Sept. 10, 2019. Tony was born in 1939 in Taurage, Lithuania. As a very young and mischievous child, he traveled with his parents and brother Al through...

 

George Hogrewe

George Hogrewe, 95, a longtime Hinsdale resident, died Sept. 1, 2019, in Naperville. George was born in 1923 at his family's home on Clay Street in Hinsdale. He was a radioman in the U.S. Navy during...

 

Gerda Hoover

Gerda W. Hoover, 92, of Lombard, died Aug. 8, 2019, at her home. Gerda was born in 1927 to Erich and Maria Wolff, landowners in East Prussia, Provice of Germany. An only child, Gerda grew up at a...

 

Ask an expert - Mike Stone ordained minister

What is the goal or your new evening prayer group? Mike Stone of Hinsdale is a chaplain and an ordained minister. But he doesn't believe that worship has to take place inside a church. As far as he's...

 

The dog days of summer

Dogs of all sizes got a chance to take a dip in the pool Saturday in the park and recreation department's Dog Days of Summer event at the Hinsdale Pool. Luke Antinossi was amazed by the endless...

 

Pet pic of the week

Monica is an adorable, 2-month-old tabby kitten who is ready to be adopted. She weighs just 2.1 lbs and still has lots of growing to do. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. Now all she...

 

Wellness House embodies joy at upcoming ball

It can be defined as an exultation of spirit or quite plainly the joy of everything, but one agency is seeking to turn “joie de vivre” into an everyday philosophy for those living with cancer....

 

Student athlete profile

Chinmay Amin Year: senior Hometown: Westmont What do you remember about your first cross country running experience? I started running when I was in sixth grade. I played tennis, too, but I found that...

 

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