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Walking in a Halloween wonderland - While last week's snowfall wasn't a record for the area, it will be a Halloween that trick-or-treaters across the village will remember for a long time. In spite...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    November 7, 2019

FOP contract OK'd, teachers reach deal

The Hinsdale Village Board unanimously approved a new contract with the Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday, the same day Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 and the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Teachers Association announced they had reached a...

 

The hills are alive with the sounds of chocolate

The curtain goes up on the musical "Willy Wonka, Jr." at 7 tonight at Clarendon Hills Middle School. Additional performances are set for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9....

 

Once upon a time

Hi-yo, Silver! Away! - Bill Schuster, who lived on the southwest corner of Madison Street and Hinsdale Avenue, is mounted on his trusty steed in this photo. Do you have a Hinsdale photo that is at...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    November 7, 2019

Caregiving a challenge and a privilege

"Consider the way she has taught me to tenderly pull up his socks and cover him with a quilt, put drops in his eyes, rub powder on a rash, splash his neck with Old Spice, then bend down to kiss his...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Nov. 5. Controlled substance suspected Raul Alberto Garcia, 23, 4550 Prairie Ave., No. 1F, Brookfield, was arrested for driving with a revoked license, improper use of registration and operating an...

 

Army veteran counts Honor Flight among life's highs

Hinsdale's Florian Dziedzic saw the photos hanging at Midway Airport Aug. 7 as he and his older brother Sylvester walked through security. "Did you notice on the wall?" Dziedzic asked his sibling as...

 

Tricky snowfall still leaves time for treats

Trick-or-treaters throughout Hinsdale didn't let Mother Nature's trick hamper their treat-gathering on Halloween. And while the numbers on the streets looked a bit lighter, we're confident the ones...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    November 7, 2019

Hinsdale church undergoes conversion

Versatile, open floor plan. Sleek, fresh bathrooms. Tech-friendly upgrades. They could be attributes of someone's forever home. Or, in this case, of a community's place of gathering en route to an...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant streets Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Commission 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 12 Memorial Building, 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft agenda:...

 

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday night, trustees • agreed they will continue to allow restaurants with Class B liquor licenses to stay open until midnight the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. They also plan to vote on an ordinance...

 

Post 250 receives our salute at series' close

With the approach of Veterans Day on Monday, our collective spirit of gratitude is directed to those who put on the uniform and, in many cases, put themselves in harm’s way to defend this nation from threats to freedom. Over the past year we’ve...

 

Essays prompt contemplation, composition

What do you believe? I just finished reading the responses of 80 people to that question in “This I Believe,” a book released in 2007 (and discovered recently on my bookshelf). It’s based on an...

 

Discovering I had the write stuff

Do you remember where you were when you discovered who you could be? I do. I was at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Well, at least in my imagination. My favorite television character,...

 

Zdenek "Sid" Bartos

Zdenek "Sid" Bartos, 85, of Hinsdale, formerly of Cicero, passed away Oct. 25, 2019. Sid was born in Czechoslovakia in 1933. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was very proud to be an American and was a...

 

Thomas C. Beckman

Thomas C. Beckman, 63, known to friends as "Toots," passed away Nov. 2, 2019. He was a former resident of Clarendon Hills. After graduating with a psychology degree from Northeastern University, Tom...

 

Robert James Bottelli

Robert James Bottelli, 78, of Burr Ridge passed away Nov. 1, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Jo-El Quinlan; his children, Maria (Gene) Martin and Robert (Megan) Bottelli Jr.; his grandchildren,...

 

Lydia Pohl Veazie

Lydia Pohl Veazie, 101, passed away at her Carol Stream home on Oct. 14, 2019. She was a former resident of Clarendon Hills for over 50 years. Lydia was born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1918. She was the...

 

Good news

ATHLETES SCORE FOR ST. JUDE’S The Hinsdale Central girls volleyball program raised $2,500 at its Volley for the Cure Oct. 9. Proceeds will be donated both to St. Jude’ Research Hospital and to a Hinsdale Central staff member whose family is...

 

Ask an expert - Chris Wilbur, Hinsdale Central social studies teacher

How did teaching become a passion? No one gets to college alone. Every student is supported along the way by some exceptional teachers - like the ones recognized each year with the University of...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    November 7, 2019

How Peter Pan took flight

Origin stories are currently ripe Hollywood fruit - think "Captain Marvel" and "Joker" - revealing the core humanity within the costumed, fantastical heroes/villains fans know. In that popular vein...

 

Help a caregiver during National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing and honoring the more than 15 million people across the U.S. who are currently caring for a person living...

 

Pet pic of the week

Cricket is a stunning and tiny girl who at 3 years old finds herself in need of a new home. She weighs just 4.8 pounds and has a brain condition called cerebellar hypoplasia that results in walking...

 

Falcon football

UNDEFEATED 9U WINS SUPER BOWL In an epic turnaround from last year, Coaches Ryan Stamer, Eric Donovan, Dan Devine and Pat Plunkett commandeered a gritty group of third- and fourth-graders to an undefe...

 

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