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Articles from the December 26, 2019 edition

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One happy baby - Adam Korza, winner of The Hinsdalean's happiest baby contest, is experiencing his first holiday season in Hinsdale after moving from Poland with his family in June. The entire family...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    December 26, 2019

Dist. 86 slows PCB rollout timeline

In response to strong criticism of a plan to alter the science sequence in Hinsdale High School District 86, district officials have decided to delay its implementation to address concerns while still reiterating support for the change. In a...

 

Cella bids farewell to her life's work

August 2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of Jeannie Cella's first day at Wellness House. But she won't be there to celebrate it. Cella announced in January that she would retire at the end of this...

 

Once upon a time

Ming dynasty - This photo is from Sandy Williams book, "Images of America - Hinsdale" published in 2013. This home was built in 1910 at 318 N. Madison St. for Moy Ming and his family. Ming was a...

 

Hinsdale Middle School concert gets season started on the right foot

"A Winter Spectacular" was the theme for this year's HMS Choral Department concert Dec. 19. The 6 p.m. show featured the seventh-grade girls chorus, seventh-grade boys chorus, Chamber Singers and...

 

Holidays mean delays in garbage collection

Thursday refuse collection will be delayed until Friday for the next two weeks due to the upcoming holidays. Regular Thursday collection will resume the week of Jan. 6. Monday collection will continue on Dec. 23 and 30 as scheduled. Holiday tree...

 

Weekly agenda

The Hinsdale Village Board, Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board and Hinsdale High School District 86 Board are not scheduled to meet the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 3....

 

Hinsdalean office will be closed for holidays

The Hinsdalean office will be closed for several days in observance of Christmas and New Year’s. The office is closed today, Dec. 26, and will be closed next week from Tuesday to Thursday, Dec. 31-Jan. 2....

 

All smiles!

This is the photo that earned 10-month-old Adam Korza the title of Hinsdale's happiest baby in 2019. His photo appears on the cover of today's issue, and his family is profiled in the 60 Seconds...

 

D181 celebrates 2019 as a standout year

It's been a standout year at D181 filled with new partnerships, prestigious recognitions, and high-level academic performances by our students. As we reflect on the past several months, we're filled...

 

New superintendent looks back at 2019

I have had the honor and privilege of working in District 86 for more than five years. During that time, I have experienced firsthand what makes this place so special. We have two exceptional high...

 

Family celebrates first holiday season in Hinsdale

The Korza family started 2019 living 4,700 miles away. Then in June, Kasia and Andrzej packed up baby Adam and his two older siblings (Alexandra has just finished eighth grade and Ignacy had just...

 

'Twas the night after Christmas in Hinsdale

’Twas the night after Christmas, when all through the town The streets were all quiet, the stores all shut down. The stockings were flung on the floor without care The spot where presents were piled now was bare. The merchants were nestled all...

 

To Ainsley on her 11th birthday

I love traditions — especially at this time of year — and one of my favorites has been penning my annual birthday letter to Ainsley. I wrote my first in December 2011, just before she turned 3,...

 

A not so silent night

Every Christmas for the past 14 years, I've sat in a wooden pew at St. Isaac Jogues Church. I've looked around at the evergreen Christmas trees, admired the poinsettias covering the altar and enjoyed...

 

James B. Cushing

James B. Cushing, 73, of Westmont, formerly of Hinsdale, died Dec. 18, 2019. Jim was born in 1946 in Hinsdale and was a graduate of Hinsdale Central High School. He went on to graduate from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a member of Phi...

 

Dr. Beverly Glas Pace

Beverly Glas Pace, MD, of Oak Brook died Dec. 21, 2019. Beverly grew up in Calumet Park, graduated magna cum laude from Hope College and attended medical school at Rush University, where she met her...

 

Daniel F. Spinazola

Daniel F. Spinazola, a 67-year Hinsdale resident, died Dec. 22, 2019, at Amita Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He was born in 1933 in Blue Island and was the former owner of the Hinsdale News...

 

Thomas Wilson

Thomas William Wilson, 74, of Lisle, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Dec. 14, 2019, at Amita Medical Center Hinsdale of complications of COPD. Tom was born in Chicago in 1945 to Bill and Betty Wilson. The family moved to Hinsdale in 1950, and Tom...

 

Ask an expert - Brian King, Hinsdale Police Chief

What do citizens need to know about the legalization of marijuana? On Jan. 1, recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Illinois. The Hinsdalean asked Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King to shed light...

 

Good news

KING-bruwaert honors friends More than 50 guests attended a celebration of the 10th Legacy & Leaders dinner hosted by King-Bruwaert House in November. Two longtime board members, James Parsons, formerly of Hinsdale, and Dirk Nelson of Hinsdale were r...

 

Holiday happenings

Holiday Magic Dec. 26-31 Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St. (708) 688-8000 https://www.czs.org Celebrate the holiday seasons at Chicagoland’s largest and longest-running lights festival. Sing to the animals and enjoy professional ice-carving...

 

What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Spots in Hinsdale and nearby towns are offering a variety of ways to ring in the new year - whether you want to celebrate at noon or midnight. Count down with the kiddos • Start the New Year's Eve...

 

Pet pic of the week

Pete is an adorable 8-week-old, mixed breed puppy who is in need of a home. He is a very sweet boy who will make his future family for happy for a lifetime. This cute puppy is in our Jordan Crist Dog...

 

The weather outside is delightful

With winter officially under way, activities taking advantage of the season's falling temps are on the rise. The village of Hinsdale and the DuPage and Cook forest preserve districts are offering a...

 

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