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Articles from the December 12, 2019 edition

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Cheers to a holiday season - It's been a busy month for music students at Hinsdale Central. The choirs have had several concerts in the school and around town. The Madrigal Concert Dec. 3 was held at...

 

Good news

STUDENTS NAMED STATE SCHOLARS Two hundred and fifty seniors at Hinsdale Central High School have been named 2020-21 Illinois State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement. They are Ayesha Abbasi, Baharsadat Abtahi, Manvit Adusumilli, Sach...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    December 12, 2019

Land Rover opens, landscaping unfinished

The Land Rover and Jaguar dealership in Hinsdale opened for business at its new 336 E. Ogden Ave. site last week, but neighboring residents and village officials say items related to the project still need to be completed. At Tuesday’s village...

 

Deck the truck with lights and music

The Hinsdale fire department rigged up sound and lights to provide Santa with a comfortable and musical ride into the village during the Christmas Walk Friday night. With hundreds of children on hand...

 

Once upon a time

Special delivery - Hinsdale's second post office was located on the northeast corner of First Street and Washington Avenue. A fire destroyed the building in the 1920s. The site now occupied by J....

 

Cafetorium does double duty at new HMS

The 6,650-square-foot space was home to 50 actors, 22 crew members and 300 audience members for the final performance of this year's musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Hinsdale Middle...

 

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 District office 115 W. 55th St., Clarendon Hills On the draft agenda: public hearing and approval of 2019 tax levy, nurse staffing proposal, LEAP and D181 Foundation...

 

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday, trustees: • approved a 2019 village tax levy for $13.7 million, which includes $3.42 million for the Hinsdale Public Library. After approved debt service abatements of about $3.18 million, the...

 

Shopping small town yields big results

Carrie Thangamani, owner of CHT Orthodontics, has lived and worked in Hinsdale since 2011. (That spring she bought the practice in March, moved here in April and had her first child in May.) She's...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Dec. 4 and 11 DUI arrest Raymond T. West, 47, 8 Bradford Lane, Oak Brook, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and improper lane use at 11:15 p.m. Dec. 3 at Ogden Avenue...

 

Hinsdale police take part in road safety campaign

To help spread the message about the dangers of impaired driving this holiday season, the Hinsdale Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and almost 200 police and sheriff’s...

 

Work is play for businessman, philanthropist

Dick Burridge Sr. lives life as an adventure. The former Hinsdalean, who will turn 91 in March, has a zest for life lacking in many half his age. He still enjoys going into the office several days a...

 

As many reasons to shop local as there are gifts

The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk, the paper’s gift ideas series (see Page 7 for this week’s installment), Holidays in Hinsdale (see Page 30), and 12 Days of Holiday Cheer (Page 32) all are designed to encourage residents to shop...

 

Nutcrackers cue memories of Christmases past

I should have taken more nutcrackers. My mother-in-law wanted me to take more. She wanted us to take lots of things as she and my father-in-law were clearing out the Western Springs house they had...

 

Ours is a family of immigrants

More than 10,000 years ago, people began migrating from Eurasia to North America. Because sea levels were low, they could walk across a small landmass where the Bering Straits are today. Over...

 

Mary Rose Blaskovich

Mary Rose Blaskovich, 92, of Western Springs, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Dec. 7, 2019. A loving and doting aunt, lifelong faithful Catholic and simple, unpretentious woman, she will be greatly...

 

Christine DiBartelo

Christine DiBartelo, nee Grover, 74, died Dec. 9, 2019. She was preceded in death by her son, Thad Eugene DiBartelo; and her sister, Connie. She is survived by her husband, L. Douglas DiBartelo; her...

 

Carol Ann Dwyer

Carol Ann Dwyer, nee Paolinetti, 66, of Schererville, Ind., formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Dec. 5, 2019. She was preceded in death by her son, Peter Dwyer. She is survived by her companion, John E. Rock; her daughter, Sarah (Matt) Windle; her...

 

Anthony Garbis

Anthony Garbis, 80, of Hinsdale passed away peacefully Dec. 4, 2019. He was born in 1939 and was a successful business man. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Dina, Denny and Bill. He is survived by his wife, Antionette Garbis, nee Vlahos;...

 

Rita Dahlberg Murnane

Rita Dahlberg Murnane, 93, formerly of Oak Brook, died Nov. 23, 2019. She was born in 1925 in Chicago and lived much of her life in Oak Park. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jim Dahlberg and Frank Murnane; her daughter, Jamie; and her...

 

Christopher A. Wagner

Christopher A Wagner, 48, of Clarendon Hills died unexpectedly Dec. 7, 2019. He was born in 1971 in Hinsdale and grew up in town, attending Hinsdale Central High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in video...

 

Richard Joseph Weiler

Richard Joseph Weiler of Hinsdale, 82, passed away Dec. 6, 2019, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Richard was born in 1937 and raised in St. Louis, Mo., cherished son of...

 

Ask the experts - Iris Sagrado & Glenn Stears, financial planners

What are some end-of-year financial tips? Investors have a lot to celebrate in 2019, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up nearly 20 percent this year. But with big gains come the potential for con...

 

Good news

Hinsdale Meadows wins awards Hinsdale Meadows received a total of seven awards for design, innovation and interior design at the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago’s 47th Annual Key Awards Nov. 6 in Chicago. Hinsdale Meadows, a new commun...

 

Christmas Walk ushers in holiday

Crowds of people filled the central business district and Burlington Park Friday evening to celebrate the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce's 54th annual Christmas Walk. Children lined up to visit Santa...

 

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