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Articles from the November 21, 2019 edition

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This week's cover

The magic of the season - Emma Doolin (left) shares her own story with Jessica Mattes and her daughters, Lexie and Kate, before Saturday's Nutcracker story time at the Hinsdale Public Library....

 

D181, teachers sign new four-year deal

Teachers in Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 have a new four-year contract that raises salaries an average of 2.55 percent over the four years. The District 181 Board approved the contract unanimously Monday night, with the Hinsdale-Cla...

 

Celebrating differences at Elm School

Fourth-graders at Elm School rotated through seven stations Nov. 14 where they experienced what it's like for another person to live with learning challenges, autism or visual/hearing/motor...

 

Once upon a time

Picture perfect - Henrietta Slade (on the porch), John Slade and Courtney Freeman posed for this picture around 1900 in front of their home. Do you have a Hinsdale photo that is at least 25 years...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    November 21, 2019

Pool revenue rises while expenses sink

Hinsdale Community Pool visitors next season may be greeted with an earlier open swim time but reduced back-to-school hours. Those were a couple of the potential changes discussed during the Nov. 12...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    November 21, 2019

Residents, dealership at odds over fence

The new Bill Jacobs Jaguar and Land Rover dealership on Ogden Avenue is ready to open for business next month, but residential neighbors oppose the village issuing a certificate of occupancy until a permanent concrete barrier fence is in place. At...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant streets On the draft agenda: estimated 2019 property tax levy, referendum project update, strategic plan goal 5 update, approve changes to...

 

Next week

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Among other business Monday, board members: • had a preliminary discussion about the estimated 2019 property tax levy of $64.4 million, an increase of almost 3 percent over the 2018 levy. Although the...

 

Advice to caregivers: care for yourself

Caregiving requires individuals to employ a number of skills in a variety of roles - and to do so with a great degree of flexibility. "In many ways caregiving requires that you become ready for...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Nov. 19. DUI arrest Jessica Lee Salas, 38, 2198 Alta Vista Drive, New Lenox, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use and driving on the wrong side of the road at 1:5...

 

Teen dreams of better life for Ugandans

During the summer of 2016, Molly Schnieders and her dad, Rob, set off to serve with Fields of Dreams Uganda, helping at-risk children through soccer and education. To put it mildly, the journey didn't...

 

Hinsdale's spirit of giving is worth gobbling about

With one week until Thanksgiving, Hinsdaleans are stocking up for a holiday feast while also taking stock of the many reasons to be grateful over the course this year. We are thankful to have a front row seat to multitude of ways Hinsdaleans share...

 

Hinsdale story part of 'fake news' coverage

Remember the “Hinsdale School News” some folks in town received right before the April 2 election? The eight-page publication — printed on newsprint to look like a local newspaper — was...

 

For love's sake, don't look away

One year and one day ago, a 93-year-old woman ran down my wife, Susan, on the sidewalk on First Street, shattering her, shoulders to knees. Sue and I were out for our daily walk. Those were our times...

 

Slow down D86 science curriculum change

Concerned taxpayers are circulating a petition to “Slow Down” the plan for substantial cuts and other changes to our highly successful science curricula at Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central. Otherwise, these changes will be imposed in fall...

 

Mazzochi vote against lower insulin prices

Both legislative houses of Illinois voted overwhelmingly this past week to cap what diabetics pays for insulin to $100 a month. Majorities of both Democrats and Republicans voted yes, yet Rep. Deanne Mazzochi (IL-47) refused to support the bill. She...

 

Jeffrey Peter Aldridge

Jeffrey Peter Aldridge, 78, a longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away Nov. 15, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Judy Aldridge, nee Briell; his children, Brill (Jason) Garrett and Jeff (Jennifer) Aldridge; his grandson, James Aldridge; and his...

 

James Edward Cirone

James "Jim" Edward Cirone, 74, of Findlay, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Nov. 15, 2019. He is survived by his son, Joseph (Caryn) Cirone; his grandchildren, Kyler and Braxton Cirone; and many...

 

Mary Ann Cook

Mary Ann Cook, 70, of Burr Ridge passed away peacefully Nov. 11, 2019 at Amita Adventist Medical Center in Hinsdale. She was born in 1949 in Hammond, Ind., to John M. and Christine, nee Duffy, Gaida. A longtime Burr Ridge resident, Mary Ann was an...

 

Mildred Halsten

Mildred Halsten, 99, of Oak Brook died Nov. 5, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold M. Halsten; and her granddaughter, Jana Talarek. She is survived by her children, Sydne (Ronald)...

 

William E. Schultz

William E. Schultz, 79, of Burr Ridge died Nov. 14, 2019. He was born in 1940 in Chicago. He was general superintendent for International Harvester/Case IH and retired after a dedicated 30-year...

 

Ask an expert - Eric Owens, co-founder

How does Delos therapy relieve muscle pain? Muscle stiffness doesn't show up on conventional medical imaging, but the discomfort that it causes for millions of Americans is quite real, and relief can...

 

Good news

FELICE ANNIVERSARIO TO MUCCI di firenze Owners Maher Rahman and Diana Mucci Rahman are celebrating Mucci di Firenze’s one year anniversary this month. After 25 years in Italy, the family opened their first U.S. boutique in Hinsdale last holiday...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    November 21, 2019

The inclusive world of Oz

The yellow brick road is passing through Western Springs this month, and a number of Hinsdale residents are following it to make their stage dreams come true. The Actors with Special Needs theater...

 

Pet pic of the week

Felicia is as adorable as they come. At 4 months old, she is a perfect age to start her life with a forever family of her own and approved for adoption into families with children of any age. She is...

 

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