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Articles from the November 14, 2019 edition

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Passion for cars, helping others drives Hinsdale man

When Alex Levesque approaches a group of young men in his 1967 Mustang, they tend to pay attention. Levesque knows that young men love cars, and for 12 years he's used that knowledg... — Updated 11/18/2019

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Residents fight to stop 5G in Hinsdale

Hinsdale's Paige Glendinning is the first to admit she loves technology. But she and other residents who are part of Stop 5G Hinsdale & Neighbors are working to stop Verizon and... — Updated 11/14/2019

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Oh come, all ye ticket-holders

The season is upon us. Just look outside for confirmation, if you need it. The menu for Thanksgiving dinner still might be in the planning stages, but it's not too early to start... — Updated 11/14/2019

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

5G arriving with faster speed, increased concerns

Americans like their high-speed wireless, and the faster the better. To meet that demand, telecommunications companies are readying to roll out 5G technology. As its name suggests, 5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks,... — Updated 11/14/2019

 

Ask an expert - Dr. Arati Reddy, endocrinologist

What should we know about diabetes? November is National Diabetes Month, heightening awareness of a health condition faced by 30.3 million Americans, according to the Centers for... — Updated 11/14/2019

 

This week's cover

Standing ovation - Students from Monroe School stood and applauded those who served this country during the school's Veterans Day program Monday morning. Members of Hinsdale's... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Team effort powers girls trophy trot

Hinsdale Central seniors McKenna Revord and Emma Watcke were a dynamic duo for the girls cross country team all season, leading a Devils squad that otherwise featured a number of... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Holiday Happenings

Illumination: Tree Lights Nov. 23-Jan. 5 Morton Arboretum 4100 Route 53, Lisle (630) 725-2066 https://www.mortonarb.org This one-of-a-kind event will awe and delight visitors, with returning favorites and all-new experiences.... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Pet pic of the week

Zee is a handsome, smart Labrador retriever/terrier mix who is looking for his very own forever family at the age of 1 1/2 years old. He arrived from an overcrowded facility and... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Thomas J. Sorce

Thomas J. Sorce, 65, of Hinsdale passed away unexpectedly Nov. 11, 2019. Thomas shared many memories with his four siblings, Nancy M. Butler, Donna P. Insley, Joseph E. Sorce and... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Jonathan Lee Neidlinger

Jonathan Lee Neidlinger, 40, of Western Springs died Nov. 3, 2019. Jon was born in 1979 in Ann Arbor, Mich., and grew up in Hinsdale. He was well-known as an innovative and... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Patrick William Heylin

Patrick William Heylin, 59, of Hinsdale passed away Sept. 8, 2019. He was born in 1960 in Hinsdale. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas B. Heylin. He is survived by his mother, Kathleen G. Heylin; his siblings, Mary... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Walter Albert Besecke III

Walter Albert Besecke III, 80, of Schaumburg passed unexpectedly at his home in Friendship Village on Nov 7, 2019. Walt was born in 1939 in Kansas City, Mo., to Walter A. Besecke Jr., and Helen M. Besecke. He graduated from... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Lois Fornaciari

Lois Fornaciari, nee Grimes, of Clarendon Hills, a former Flossmoor resident, passed away on Nov. 2, 2019. She was a proud graduate of Mercy High School and St. Xavier University in Chicago. She was a longtime volunteer with the... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Helen Mae Avril

Helen Mae Avril, 94, a longtime Hinsdale resident, died peacefully on Nov. 9, 2019. She was born in 1925 in Youngstown, Ohio, the elder of two children. She grew up in Youngstown, w... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Susan OByrne    Opinion

'Why?' is life's most important question

In a recent community theater production, I portrayed a woman who has an affair. “Becky” loved her husband and son, endured a boring job with good humor and did not suffer in... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Holiday crafts intriguing, likely to remain undone

I’ve always loved crafts. As a kid, I would ask for different kits as Christmas gifts and then spend the days of winter break burning wood (and often my finger) or modeling clay.... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Tales of two student papers has much to teach us

Student journalists at Northwestern and Harvard universities have been taking a lot of heat lately for doing their jobs. At The Daily Northwestern, reporters were harshly criticized for the way they covered fellow students who prot... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Nov. 12. DUI arrests • David A. Crampton, 43, 240 Eighth St., Downers Grove, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and improper lane use at 1:58 a.m.... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

CHMS students prepped for adulthood

The boys and girls pored over their monthly income and expenses. Nice digs were desirable, but the rent/mortgage payments had to fit within a first-year employee's salary. Real... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Forest district seeks master plan feedback

DuPage County residents are invited to give feedback on a proposed master plan identifying the DuPage County Forest Preserve District’s priority projects and initiatives for the next five years. Residents are asked to email... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 District office 115 W. 55th St., Clarendon Hills On the draft agenda: HCHTA contract approval, 2019 estimated property tax levy, LEAP presentation, school... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Once upon a time

Hoop there it was - The Hoops for Life team (and few friends) took a time out to pose for this photo back in 1989. The 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which raised money for the... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Birthday bash is beyond books at Hinsdale Public Library

Kaelyn Marin gets a chance to check out her face painting by Joey the clown at the Hinsdale Public Library's birthday party last month. Ashley Marin models her new butterfly face.... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Trinity lawsuit alleges discrimination

Trinity Sober Living LLC has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the village of Hinsdale is discriminating against residents of The Sober House at 111 N. Grant St. “Under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended by the Fair Housing... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

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