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Articles from the October 24, 2019 edition

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Heavy lifting - Kevin Donnelly gave it his best effort and succeeded in moving his pumpkin off the decorating table. He was at the Hinsdale Historical Society's Zook house and... — Updated 10/23/2019



Corn Harvest Saturdays in October Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago (630) 876-5900 After a quick session in “Corn College,” experience life as a field hand, helping to harvest... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Ridgeway Burns    Pulse

Find a new fall favorite dish, drink with library's help

With a chill in the air, it's time for sweaters, apples and making something hearty on the stove. Fall is the perfect time to try to master baking or develop a signature cocktail. T... — Updated 10/23/2019


Pet pic of the week

Glory is a gorgeous, 3-year-old calico, approved for adoption to families with children of any age, because she blends into any environment effortlessly. A great mama cat whose... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Take the good with the gourd

What? Halloween is next week?! Fret not, jack-o-latecomers. Pumpkin hunting sites are still open throughout the area, most of them through Oct. 31, and they have lots of other... — Updated 10/23/2019


Agent profile - Beth Burtt, Baird & Warner

For three generations, Beth Burtt's family has called Hinsdale home. And for nearly four decades, Burtt has made a career of helping others to find their own home in the village.... — Updated 10/23/2019


Leta Quigley

Leta Quigley, 85, of Burr Ridge, formerly of The Villages, Fla., passed away Oct. 14, 2019, from complications of cancer. She was born in 1934 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was a lov... — Updated 10/23/2019


Cara Chantal Parrillo-Hincks

Cara Chantal Parrillo-Hincks, 53, of Oak Brook died Oct. 20, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Kevin J. Hincks; her daughter, Carolina Brennan; her stepchildren, O'Connor,... — Updated 10/23/2019


Ruth W. Pilgrim

Ruth W. Pilgrim, 91, of Burr Ridge passed away Oct. 18, 2019. She was born in 1928 in Westfield, Mass., to William and Edith Wallis. She was preceded in death by her brother, William (the late Rita) Wallis. She is survived by her... — Updated 10/23/2019


James Alan Brooks

James Alan Brooks, 72, of Clarendon Hills, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Oct. 22, 2019. He was born in 1947, to William "Bill" and Estelle Brooks in Chicago. Mr. Brooks grew up... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Pastor brings spirit of intentionality to new pulpit

Life on Purpose. That's the title of Pastor Jason Salyers first sermon series at Hinsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church since arriving from Minnesota in early September. Having an... — Updated 10/23/2019


Village, merchant partners made wine walk a success

The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the village of Hinsdale for their partnership in the first annual Hinsdale Wine Walk on Oct. 17. The chamber and village brought 350 wine enthusiasts to downtown historic... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Sally Hartmann    Opinion

Downstairs at the Hartmanns

Our family moved to Hinsdale in 1976, buying a more spacious house on a wooded lot with an easy walk to the train. An especially appreciated feature was our much-needed, first-ever... — Updated 10/23/2019


We salute principals, role models for future leaders

October is National Principals Month, a month-long recognition of school leaders to honor their endless commitment to the success and well-being of the students under their care. We asked the community’s principals — those... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Shelter celebrates 40 years of helping victims

If you were worried a friend or family member was suffering from domestic abuse, would you know the signs to look for? Would you know where she could turn for help? If you know... — Updated 10/23/2019


Police beat

Hinsdale police released the following reports Oct. 22. DUI arrests • John P. Sieger, 50, 5601 S. Washington St., Hinsdale, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane use at 2:32 a.m. Oct. 16 at... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Pamela Lannom    News

American Legion Post 250 in the spotlight

Charlie Hartley's motivation for joining American Legion Post 250 came from an unlikely place. He was attending a funeral service in Ohio. "The American Legion did such a great job... — Updated 10/23/2019


Next mediation session on teacher contract in D181 set for Monday

The Community Consoli-dated Elementary District 181 Board met Oct. 21 in closed session, with teacher contract negotiations as one of the agenda items. “The District 181 Board of Education and the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills... — Updated 10/23/2019


Free leaf pick-up from village is under way

The village’s fall leaf pick-up program began this week and will continue through the end of November. The program is designed to keep streets cleaner and safer and to help keep leaves out of sewers and storm drains. Leaves... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Ken Knutson    News

HMS goes to school on new technology

The lighting at the 10-month-old Hinsdale Middle School is state of the art — and controlled from out of state. “There’s a guy in Texas who’s controlling it. It’s pretty... — Updated 10/23/2019


Weekly agenda

The Hinsdale Village Board, Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board and Hinsdale High School District 86 Board are not scheduled to meet the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.... — Updated 10/23/2019


Once upon a time

Double duty - This photo is of Cadet John Samuel, who played basketball and football at West Point in 1939. He was captain of the basketball team, which was undefeated that year.... — Updated 10/23/2019


Vibrant vintage village comes to life for wonderful wine walk

Several hundred people took part in the Hinsdale Wine Walk Friday evening. Twenty-three merchants kept their doors open to welcome participants, who strolled through the central... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Interest rates low for second bond sale

Hinsdale High School District 86 plans to sell another set of bonds associated with the $139.1 million building project voters approved in April at a savings to taxpayers. The school board voted unanimously earlier this month to... — Updated 10/23/2019


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