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Articles from the October 10, 2019 edition

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Checking out the poet - Max Molepske spent a little time visiting with Robert Frost this summer while going to the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market in Burlington Park. Monday, Oct. 14,...

 

Pet pick of the week

Bonnie Bell is a gorgeous 5-month-old tabby and white kitten who weighs about 5 pounds. She is a darling little girl who is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations and ready to go home right away to...

 

Hinsdale Falcons

10U GOLD ADDS ANOTHER WIN The 10U Gold Falcons were able to push their season record to 6-1 thanks to some fantastic blocking by the team and tremendous running by Charles Calhoun and Owen Sunderson. Three first-half touchdowns were scored on the...

 

New management for paddle tennis

Platform tennis is growing in popularity in the Chicago area. The number of teams in the Chicago Platform Tennis Men's League has increased 27 percent over the past five years, with several nearby...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    October 10, 2019

Get fired up - for safety

Fire Prevention Week is the longest running annual public health observance in this country. Since 1922, the National Fire Prevention Association has sponsored week, which is timed to commemorate of...

 

Women philanthropists harness the power of 100

One newly formed organization is harnessing the power of 100 women philanthropists in one room, for one hour, to create a fierce fundraising powerhouse in our community. In 2017, Western Springs...

 

Hinsdale Falcon Football salutes fallen coach

Between varsity games Sunday afternoon, Falcon Football players and cheerleaders released balloons to honor the memory of Mark Koschik of Clarendon Hills. Koschik, 47, the father of three, died Sept....

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    October 10, 2019

D181 teachers working without a contract

Teachers packed the Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board meeting Monday in a show of unity. Negotiations between the teachers union and the board continue more than three months after the last teachers contract expired. According to...

 

Once upon a time

What, no meters? - The view on Washington Street looking north from First Street has changed somewhat since the 1880s, when this picture was taken. One hundred and thirty years ago, the street is...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 10, 2019

Couple believed family was complete

"There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be." - John Lennon, "All You Need Is Love" Yoshiko Imai Burchinal didn't go to the Kidsave picnic in Oak Brook last summer looking to...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 7401 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien On the agenda: approve $34.9 million bond sale, strategic plan goal No. 1 update, appoint parent teacher advisory committee members, summer school...

 

Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Among other business Monday night, board members: • heard a State of the District report from administrators, updating the board on work for the 2019-20 school year in accordance with the strategic...

 

Man hit, killed by train

A 23-year-old Hinsdale man was killed at about 12:21 a.m. Sept. 18 when he was hit by a train at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe crossing at Washington Street. Hinsdale police and fire personnel responded to the scene. The victim did not have a...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    October 10, 2019

Construction has continued into autumn

Summer's high season of infrastructure upgrades may be over, but several projects continue around the village. On the north side of town, the work to alleviate flooding is progressing, according to...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police released the following reports Oct. 8. DUI arrest Hector J. Vasquez, 43, 21W162 Coronet Road, Lombard, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding at 1:33 a.m. Oct. 5 in the 400 block of East Ogden Avenue. He...

 

Village's newest firefighter is happy to be 'one of the gang'

Nicole Hladik wasn't sure of her career path after earning a degree in business management in 2016. She just knew the 9-to-5 office life was not her destination. "I had no idea what I wanted to do,"...

 

Newspaper Week honors America's story

Test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution with this quiz question: What are the five freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment? If you need a hint ... “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free...

 

Feline VRBO closed for the season, indefinitely

This spring a litter of kittens sought shelter in a window well on the south side of our house. Once our dog Lizzy discovered them, they decided to seek other accommodations. The kittens that took up...

 
 By Beth Smits    Opinion    October 10, 2019

From magical visits to real life

"You have to be patient to live here," Patrick remarked with a wry smile. We were trapped in a narrow street in the small French town where we were spending the month. There was nowhere else to go,...

 

Residents worry about small cell antenna installations

We are very concerned to hear that a large wireless company is potentially installing a significant number of small cell antennas throughout Hinsdale as part of their 5G network development, without any planned public forum to discuss the potential...

 

Patricia Helen Ableidinger

Patricia Helen Ableidinger, née Newman, 72, a 41-year resident of Hinsdale, passed away Oct. 2, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C., surrounded by her family. Pat was a graduate of DePaul University (computer...

 

Lisa Macdonald Deering

Lisa Macdonald Deering, 52, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at her Willowbrook home on Oct. 2, 2019. Lisa was born in 1967 in Woodstock and grew up in Hinsdale, graduating from Hinsdale Central High School. Her three children have many...

 

Charles Janda

Charles Janda, 93, of Hinsdale, husband, father, and respected surgeon passed away at home Sept. 27, 2019. He was an accomplished man who dedicated much of his life to the practice of medicine, but...

 

Raquel Rosario Paez

Raquel Rosario Paez, nee Perez, 89, of Burr Ridge passed away Sept. 29, 2019. She began her life humbly in Central Macareño, Cuba, on a sugar cane plantation. She studied at the Colegio Teresiana...

 

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