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Ask an expert - Andrea Sidorow, Giving Circle co-chair

How does the West Suburban Giving Circle work? Since 1985 the Chicago Foundation for Women has worked to improve the community through its support of organizations that benefit... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Hallmark movie could be new holiday tradition

Hallmark movies are big business. Just take a quick peek at the merchandise available and the list of stars appearing on the channel this month. They're also a source of... — Updated 12/5/2019


This week's cover

Girls & the goats - A herd of goats was seen moving through The Community House a couple of weeks ago. They didn't bust loose from a passing truck; instead they were trucked in... — Updated 12/5/2019


Holiday happenings

Lights and Lagers Dec. 6 Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St. Stroll along pathways illuminated with more than one million LED lights and sample a wide selection of beers while enjoying music and visits... — Updated 12/4/2019


Joe Chiodo

Joe Chiodo of Downers Grove, a former U.S. Secret Service Officer, Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient, died of complications from cancer Nov. 29, 2019. He was 74.... — Updated 12/4/2019

 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Ron Kruse

Name: Ron Kruse Year: senior Hometown: Clarendon Hills When did wrestling become a sport you wanted to pursue? I started wrestling in first grade, but I started taking it pretty... — Updated 12/4/2019

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Village serves up seasonal delights

Get the holiday cheer cranked up at the Hinsdale Christmas Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 6, in downtown Hinsdale. The 54th annual event, sponsored by the Hinsdale Chamber of... — Updated 12/4/2019


Betty Trescott

Betty Trescott, 98, of Hinsdale passed away Nov. 29, 2019. She was born Betty Lou Peters in 1921, in Bloomfield, Neb., the daughter of August and Beth (Hoyt) Peters. A graduate of... — Updated 12/4/2019


Sharon Emily Shankland

Sharon Emily Shankland, nee Ogstad, 77, a 14-year Hinsdale resident, died Dec. 3, 2019. Sharon was a selfless wife, mother, loving grandmother, and proud to have been a... — Updated 12/4/2019


Susan M. Schroeder

Susan M. Schroeder, 60, of Clarendon Hills passed away Nov. 26, 2019. She was born in 1959 in Evergreen Park and was a longtime employee of ServiceMaster. She was preceded in death... — Updated 12/4/2019


Jeffrey A. Moser

Jeffrey Alan Moser, 56, of Chicago, died unexpectedly on Nov. 30, 2019, following a heart attack. Jeff, 56, was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in 1963 to James F. and Dorothy Ruth... — Updated 12/4/2019


D181 board should've been more open about IASB votes

I am writing about D181’s votes on IASB resolutions 1 and 3 at the last school board meeting (Nov. 18) and am concerned there are other, pressing matters that parents in this community are not aware of. When D181 has needed... — Updated 12/4/2019


Fredrickson's column a necessary reminder to us all

I want to express a heartfelt thanks to Jack Fredrickson for his column Nov. 21 turning a very personal and tragic event in his life, the accidental death of his wife, Susan, into a reckoning that many of us need to face... — Updated 12/4/2019


Loss can remind us of blessings

I was listening to the radio the other day when I heard something that resonated with me deeply. The radio host was talking about the significance of family during the holiday... — Updated 12/4/2019


Burned out red bulbs shine bright for fire safety

The Hinsdale Fire Department is once again participating in the annual statewide Keep the Wreath Red fire safety program. A wreath will be hung outside the station at 121 Symonds Drive. For each fire caused by holiday decorations,... — Updated 12/4/2019

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Best gifts to be found here in Hinsdale

Vishnu Srinivasan has lived in Hinsdale for only two years, but he's no stranger to the area. He grew up in Oak Brook and graduated from Hinsdale Central before going on to earn... — Updated 12/4/2019


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 Hinsdale South High School 7401 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien Hinsdale Plan Commission 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft... — Updated 12/4/2019


Understanding property tax cycle in Illinois

The property tax is largest single tax in Illinois and is the major source of revenue for Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 and Hinsdale High School District 86. It also is a significant source of funding for the... — Updated 12/4/2019


Spirit of giving

Sherry Party Dec. 5 Vintage Charm 52 S. Washington St., Hinsdale Bring a friend, sip bubbly and spread holiday cheer at the Hinsdale Auxiliary of Children’s Home and Aid annual party. Organizers are... — Updated 12/4/2019


Coping strategies to help manage holiday stress

We’re all at risk of being “overcooked” by holiday stress. Whether you’re a host or a guest, going out or staying in, spending time with others or alone, a variety of factors can impact our moods and stress levels. What... — Updated 12/4/2019


Driver crashes car into Steinway doors

A motorist crashed her car into the front doors of the Steinway Piano Gallery at 120 S. Washington Street. Hinsdale police and firefighters were on the scene Monday afternoon.... — Updated 12/4/2019


School boards, village ready 2019 levies

The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board is poised to pass a $85.3 million property tax levy at its Dec. 12 board meeting. Josh Stephenson, the district’s chief financial officer, presented the proposed 2019 levy at the Nov.... — Updated 12/4/2019


Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Dec. 4. DUI arrests • Julius Jasiukenas, 27, 449 S. Wisconsin Ave., Villa Park, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content... — Updated 12/4/2019


Once upon a time

Hoop dreams — Sandy Williams, in her book “Images of America — Hinsdale” writes that this photo is of 1905 women’s basketball team members at Hinsdale Township High... — Updated 12/4/2019

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Student spreads wings through D86 TC

Hinsdale's Maddie Maturino held up the birthday card she had just printed out at the Hinsdale High School District 86 Transition Center. The balloon-emblazoned card will be among nu... — Updated 12/4/2019


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