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Articles from the November 28, 2019 edition

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A closer look - William Slavik gets a magnified view of his dad at Zion Lutheran ECEC's Science Night on Nov. 14. Children and their parents were able to experience several different types of science...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    November 28, 2019

Would-be robber flees shop empty-handed

A man brandishing a gun entered a Hinsdale business last week, ordering a customer and employee to lie face-down on the floor before leaving without taking anything, according to Hinsdale police and...

 

Hitting the hardwood for upcoming Jodie Harrison season

The Community House's Jodie Harrison basketball season is about to get under way. Earlier this month several players attended a preseason clinic. Tommy Olk found the perfect place to listen to...

 

Once upon a time

Home sweet home - This photo is from Sandy Williams' book "Images of America - Hinsdale". The home, located at 419 S. Oak St., built in 1912 in the Classical Revival style, originally sat on five...

 

HCS feeds 200 families on Thanksgiving

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green been casserole, pumpkin pie. These are the dishes that will grace tables throughout Hinsdale and around the country on Thanksgiving Day. Thanks to the efforts...

 

Churches offer holiday assistance to those in need

HCS Family Services' annual turkey dinner distribution might be one of the most well-known Thanksgiving outreach efforts in Hinsdale, but it's certainly not the only one. Several churches also are...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Historic Preservation Commission 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft agenda: public hearings on 14 Orchard Place and 244 E. First St., sign permit review on 12 E. First St. (Glimpse Vision) and 14...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    November 28, 2019

New D86 science sequence sparks heated debate

The decision to reorder the sequence of science courses at Hinsdale Central High School beginning next school year has proven to be a combustible subject for some residents. But District 86 officials stand by the plan as one that better aligns the...

 

Holiday gifts for everyone on the list

Jill Sunderson loves to shop in Hinsdale. But her appreciation for the village's retail stores isn't her only qualification for serving as chairman of the Hinsdale Economic Development Commission....

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Nov. 26. DUI arrest Lynette M. Mahoney, 48, 6821 N. Oriole Ave., Chicago, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and disobeying a traffic control signal at 11:45 p.m. Nov. 21 at Ogden...

 

Free fall leaf collection extended one week

Due to the weather, free fall leaf collection will be extended through the first week of December. This program allows residents to place their bagged leaves curbside for collection without the use of a yard waste sticker. Free collection began the...

 

Contest seeks happiest baby in town for cover

The Hinsdalean is looking for Hinsdale’s happiest baby to feature on the final front cover of 2019. Readers who know a happy Hinsdale baby born since Jan. 1 of this year who would look great on our New Year’s cover should email a photo to...

 

Rotary offers teen look at life in America

Seventeen-year-old Akane Rincon said she's always wanted to be exposed to life outside of her hometown of Chiapas, Mexico. And so she's thrilled to be spending this school year living with a Hinsdale...

 

Our 'thankful' editorial - served up with a twist

If you’re a fan of Food Network, you know about the importance of balance. For every sweet ingredient, you need a salty one. At Thanksgiving, we often find ourselves writing a sugary editorial about all the things we have to be thankful for here...

 

It's OK to ignore the rules - except at holidays

I’ve always been a rule follower. You’d think this would have delighted my mother when I was a child. Unfortunately, as I had no siblings, she had no comparative yardstick with which to measure...

 

Guests make table memorable

We sold Mom’s Spode Christmas Tree china set this week on Craig’s List. “That wasn’t so hard, was it?” I asked Mom. She pointed out that we had packed up the set over a year ago. She...

 

Don't allow state legislators to allow guns in schools

Guns do not belong in schools. This past weekend, for the second year in a row, delegates at the Illinois Association of School Boards Annual Conference narrowly defeated a resolution advocating legislation which provides local school boards the...

 

Criticism of state Rep. Mazzochi in letter was unwarranted

The letter regarding Rep. Deanne Mazzochi and the insulin cap last week was misleading and politically motivated. The only relevant content was that insulin prices have risen greatly and that some are struggling. The letter infers that the insulin...

 

Catherine R. Riehm

Catherine R. Riehm, 86, passed away Nov. 21, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born in 1933 in Chicago and had worked as a retail store manager before retirement. She is survived by her...

 

Good news

D86 CIO SELECTED TO PRESENT In conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Keith Bockwoldt, Hinsdale High School District 86’s chief information officer, was invited by CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) to present at a confer...

 

Business profile - Hinsdale Furriers

When the temperatures dip, activity at Hinsdale Furriers surges, whether its new purchases being made or longstanding clients collecting winter outerwear from summer storage. Store manager Melissa...

 

Calling all future scientists

Zion Lutheran's Early Childhood Education Center held its annual Science Night Nov. 14. Children had an opportunity to have fun and learn while exploring several exhibits in the school. When Jane...

 

Swimmers place 11th at state meet

The Hinsdale Central girls swim team placed 11th at the IHSA state swimming and diving championship meet Friday and Saturday at New Trier High School. "We're very proud of the result," coach Bob Barbe...

 

Countdown to Christmas is on!

When the parade has been watched and the turkey has been eaten and everyone's gotten a good night's sleep, what's next? A plethora of activities exists for keeping family members, friends, even...

 

Support of IASB policy by D181 board was a pro-gun vote

Last week the D181 School Board voted 4-3 in favor of IASB’s resolution No. 1 — to lobby legislators to allow the arming of teachers and staff. The vote wasn’t noticeably listed on BoardDocs or communicated to parents. The board later emailed...

 

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