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Articles from the October 3, 2019 edition

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Ask an expert - Christopher George, Oncologist

What questions do cancer patient ask? When Christopher George became an oncologist nearly two decades ago, the dialogue with his cancer patients concerning treatment were often... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

When TV themes had lyrics, those were the days

I was listening to the radio in the car the other day and all of the sudden realized I was singing along. “Believe it or not, I’m walking on air. I never thought I could feel... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Falcons coach dies unexpectedly Sunday

Coaches, players and families involved in Hinsdale Falcon Football are among those mourning the loss of Mark Koschik of Clarendon Hills. Koschik, 47, the father of three, died Sunday at Hinsdale Central High School while coaching... — Updated 10/16/2019

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Trustees take action on filming requests

Almost a year after Hinsdale trustees first discussed commercial filming requests and regulations, they have approved changes to make the process easier on staff and residents. One of the biggest changes in the amended ordinance is... — Updated 10/16/2019

 By Ken Knutson    News

Referendum money adds twist to budget

The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board Sept. 26 approved it first operating budget since the $139 million referendum passed in April. And officials say the receipt and... — Updated 10/16/2019


This week's cover

Bucket brigade - The Old Oaken Bucket rivalry between Hinsdale Central and Downers Grove North dates back to 1935. After a delayed game Friday night that eventually saw kickoff at... — Updated 10/3/2019


Rain, lightning can't hold back the spirit of Hinsdale Central Homecoming

The plans for a Friday night football game might have fallen victim to the weather, but that didn't keep the crowds away Saturday for the Homecoming parade. Homecoming week at... — Updated 10/2/2019


End zone

Hinsdale Central 35 - Downers Grove North 26... — Updated 10/2/2019

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

The fabulous flavors of fall

The week opened with a taste of Indian Summer, but today it feels like fall. And with the cooler temperatures comes the desire for heartier, more filling cuisine. At Page's, the... — Updated 10/2/2019


Warren N. Barr

Warren N. Barr, Jr., 91, of Chicago and a former long-time resident of Hinsdale, died Sept. 3, 2019. Warren was born in 1927 in Chicago. He was deployed to Korea at Kimpo Airfield... — Updated 10/2/2019


Philip Joseph Dalen

Philip Joseph Dalen, 78, of Clarendon Hills, died Sept. 27, 2019. Phil retired as deputy chief of the Cook County Sheriff's Police after a 32-year distinguished career in law... — Updated 10/2/2019


Mark Patrick Koschik

Mark Patrick Koschik, 47, of Clarendon Hills, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 29, 2019, while doing what he loved - coaching his son's football game. Wife Nancy Black Koschik and... — Updated 10/2/2019


William Carlson

Bill Carlson, 81, died Aug. 14, 2019. Bill was a Navy man and a veteran. He was an avid golfer and Chicago Bears fan. He enjoyed pheasant and duck hunting, especially when he went with his son and grandson. Bill cherished his frien... — Updated 10/2/2019


Paul Gregory Carlson

Paul Gregory Carlson, 73, of Darien, a former Hinsdale resident, died Sept. 25, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Carl and June O. Carlson; and his brother, Carl E. (the late Leda) Carlson. He is survived by... — Updated 10/2/2019


Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Sept. 24 and Oct. 2. Aggravated DUI arrest Jason Roman Flores, 33, 3607 Orchard Drive, No. 7, Hammond, Ind., was arrested on two charges of felony aggravated driving under the... — Updated 10/2/2019

 By Jerry Nowicki    News

Sterigenics plans to 'exit' Willowbrook

SPRINGFIELD — Sterigenics, a medical supply sterilization company linked to increased cancer risk in the DuPage County area, said Monday it plans to “exit its ethylene oxide sterilization operations in Willowbrook.” Since... — Updated 10/2/2019


Visiting teachers share culture, customs from Africa

Teachers from Africa involved with the District 181 LEAP program brought stories of their lives to students at the Clarendon Hills Middle School last month. This month the teachers... — Updated 10/2/2019


Volunteer brings library to homebound patrons' doorsteps

Any reader will tell you that books can make the world a bigger place. For those who find it difficult to leave their homes, a book or a movie can provide a much-needed glimpse at... — Updated 10/2/2019


Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 District office 115 W. 55th St., Clarendon Hills On the draft agenda: FY21 capital projects, elementary math intervention, tentative 2020-21 school calendar,... — Updated 10/2/2019



Oktoberfest Oct. 4-5 Naper Settlement 523 S. Webster St., Naperville (630) 420-6010 Traditional cuisine and authentic beer will be overflowing in a giant heated tent, with lively Oompah music during... — Updated 10/2/2019


Good news

MADISON EARNS SECOND RIBBON Madison School in Hinsdale was recognized today by U.S. Department of Education as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. It is the second time the Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 school has... — Updated 10/2/2019


What was wrong with a simple no thank you?

A young man came to your door. He asked you to make a purchase. You could have said no and closed the door. End of story. But you didn’t. You chose to shame him instead. During your brief interaction you assessed his skin tone,... — Updated 10/2/2019

 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

There's no taste like home

Have you ever longed for a flavor? A favorite food you remember from childhood or a particular dish? A little over three years ago, my family made an unexpected cross-country move f... — Updated 10/2/2019


Keep it one toke over the (boundary) line

Hinsdale Tuesday joined a list of Chicago-area suburbs that have decided to prevent recreational marijuana dispensaries from operating within village boundaries. LaGrange Park, Naperville, Libertyville and Bloomingdale already... — Updated 10/2/2019


Once upon a time

Before farm to table was popular - This home at 114 S. Stough St., still standing today, was owned by Samuel Gregston. He was the owner of the Windsor Clifton Hotel in Chicago and... — Updated 10/2/2019


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