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Articles from the December 19, 2019 edition

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Checking in with the big guy - Avery, Lainey and Alden Dougherty spent some time with Santa last weekend at his Hinsdale headquarters in Burlington Park. Each year the Hinsdale Economic Development...

 

D86 audience members' comments cut short

A group of Hinsdale High School District 86 residents said their Constitutional rights were violated when they were not allowed to speak during the district’s board meeting Dec. 12. The controversy arose during audience communication when Meeta Pat...

 

Crafty cookie creators

Oliver Gandy, Isaac Hummer and Olivia Hummer took their work seriously at Saturday's cookie decorating tent at Burlington Park. Sometimes the process calls for a quick tasting as you go about your...

 

Once upon a time

Before Amazon - J. Bohlander & Sons Hardware was located at 42 S. Washington St. from 1875 until 1900. According to Hugh Dugan's "Village on the County Line," Bohlander lived at 27 S. Garfield...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    December 19, 2019

Dist. 181 acts to heal its nursing dilemma

In an effort to reduce nurse staffing shortfalls at its schools. Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board members Monday voted to both raise the daily rate it pays substitute nurses as well as cover tuition for its district-level...

 

More are suing Sterigenics

SPRINGFIELD — The number of parties suing medical supply sterilization company Sterigenics on claims that its ethylene oxide gas emissions caused serious health problems grew to 73 last week, according to a law firm representing 18 of the...

 

Frozen fun at UCECP

The Union Church Early Childhood Program theme for this year's winter carnival was "Frozen." With the focus on Arendelle, children had a chance to take a sleigh ride with Sven and Kristoff outside...

 

Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Among other business Monday, board members: • approved a 2019 property tax levy of $64.4 million. The amount represents a 2.98 percent increase over the 2018 tax extension, but the vote came with the...

 

Six more shopping days until Christmas

Mike Murrill feels connected to Hinsdale - and to Amita Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale - in a unique way. Murrill, who became president and CEO of the hospital in May, was born in its labor and...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Dec. 18. DUI arrests • John Rhead, 57, 9359 S. Saint Louis Ave., Evergreen Park, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content higher than .08,...

 

Nourishing the hungry feeds Hinsdale woman's soul

Breaking bread with loved ones is perhaps the most cherished ingredient of the holiday season - for adults anyway - as millions will take to the roadways or skies this coming week to gather around tab...

 

'Twas the night before Christmas in Hinsdale

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the townThe Hinsdaleans were scurrying, they rushed all around.For last-minute gifts and cards they did sprint,Armed with lists and ideas and maybe some hints. Gateway and Grant squares and...

 

In midst of chaos, Christmas will come

Every year, my husband and I debate the aesthetics of our outdoor holiday lights. I like the lights to look symmetrical and enchanting and labor over each light placement. He calls the job done after...

 

Cheers to all involved with 'A Christmas Carol' at TCH

Bravo to the cast and crew of the holiday production “A Christmas Carol: In Concert” held at the Hinsdale Community House last weekend! From the creative staging, the cheery music, to the actors both young and older — it was such an enjoyable...

 

Dr. John C. Ballin

Dr. John C. Ballin, 95, a 52-year resident of Hinsdale, passed away Dec. 11, 2019. John was born at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago in 1924. He was inducted into the army the day after he graduated...

 

Geraldine H. Finlay

Geraldine H. Finlay, nee Hannigan, 93, of Indian Head Park passed away Dec. 16, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Patrick Finlay. She is survived by her children, Colleen Finlay, John “Jack” Finlay, Eileen (Patrick, M.D.)...

 

Hubert McCafferty

Hubert “Bert” F. McCafferty, 84, of Oak Brook, passed away Dec. 16, 2019. Born in 1935, Bert was the national sales executive for Berger Industries for 35 years. Before beginning his career in sales, he proudly served his country in the Naval...

 

Bernard Quinn

Bernard "Bernie" Quinn, 83, of Clarendon Hills passed away Dec. 15, 2019. Bernie was a proud and longtime member of IBEW Local 134. He was preceded in death by his brother, John "Jack" Quinn. He is...

 

Good news

DEBS, HONOR GUARD TO BE PRESENTED Twenty-two debutantes and 28 honor guard will be presented at the 56th annual Hinsdale Assembly Ball be Monday, Dec. 23, at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort. The ball is the culmination of a busy year for these...

 

Ask an expert - Christmas worship services

When and where are Christmas worship services? From a 2 p.m. Christmas Eve live nativity service to a noon Catholic Mass Christmas Day, Hinsdale churches are offering a variety of worship...

 

Chicago is spot for winter wonder

Winter break is a great time to head into Chicago and take advantage of the array of attractions and museums to enchant and enlighten everyone in the family. Here are a few destinations to consider....

 

Pet pic of the week

Meowee is a gorgeous 18-month-old tabby cat who knows she is beautiful. She has been spayed and is up-to-date on her vaccinations. Now is a great time to adopt while the shelter is running its 50...

 

Holiday happenings

‘Lights and Miracles’ Dec. 19 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale The Sounds Good! choir will perform eight holiday songs under the direction of Jonathan Miller and accompanied by Richard Sladek. Sounds Good! is a choir of older...

 

Caitlin Doman and Ryan Newman

Caitlin Ann Doman and Ryan Douglas Newman were married Nov. 16, 2019, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Hudson, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Marianne Doman of Hudson, Ohio. She is...

 

Student athlete profile

Name: Jack Ferrino Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you start playing hockey? I started skating when I was 2. I have two older brothers who also played hockey, so once I started I never...

 

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