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 By Ken Knutson    News 

Middle ground eyed in D86 science battle

Hinsdale High School District 86 students will have some latitude in choosing science classes starting in the 2022-23 school year under a compromise plan. After more than two hours of discussion on the contentious issue of science... — Updated 7/29/2021


Watch videos of Central renovation

In May, Hinsdale High School District 86 began creating weekly video updates about its Future Ready Facilities projects. Links to the videos are available at In the latest video posted July... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds 

After amplified career, vocalist coaches others' voices

Singer Patricia Hurd had just returned to Chicago from a multi-year working tour of Europe in the late 1980s. She needed to earn some money before pursuing a new opportunity across... — Updated 7/28/2021


Hinsdale could host its own Summer Games

The Tokyo Olympics — which start Friday — will feature 11,000 athletes competing in 339 events across 33 sports over 17 days. The 621 members of Team USA hope to capture their fair share of the 5,000 medals available (made out... — Updated 7/21/2021


Pair paddles to second-place finish

Hinsdale has no river running through it - or even a large body of water within its village limits. Yet the suburb is home not only to its own rowing club, but to the 2021 Midwest R... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

Fund in man's memory benefits ill pets

Sultan the German shepherd was hit by a car last November, leaving him with a broken front left leg. It was left untreated for months and, by the time he was taken in by Aurora... — Updated 7/14/2021


D86 Board must rescind PITU, offer students remediation

A curricular emergency is in progress at Hinsdale Central High School. We need immediate action by the board of education to address the harm already imposed on rising 10th-graders who took Physics in the Universe and give rising n... — Updated 7/7/2021


Summer headlines much more promising in 2021

Summer is always an interesting time for newspapers. Government bodies — like village and school boards — typically shorten their agendas and might skip a meeting or two. Kids aren’t going to school and athletes aren’t... — Updated 7/7/2021


Phase 2 construction on track at Central

If summer is a time for leisure and soaking in the sun, no one told the folks working on the renovations at Hinsdale Central High School. The improvements now underway are part of... — Updated 7/7/2021



The year a teenage Brad Bloom reported to his first day of work at the village of Hinsdale, the country was celebrating its bicentennial, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak formed the... — Updated 6/30/2021


HC runners bring home two state titles

Before Hinsdale Central assistant coach Noah Lawrence even began discussing sophomore Dan Watcke's performance at the IHSA state track meet, he wanted to put the runner's two... — Updated 6/30/2021


The pool is the place to be in summer

There are few days between May and September that don't include at least one trek to the Hinsdale pool for Karl and Jean Meyer. "We go there for a lot of different reasons," said... — Updated 6/30/2021


D86 to go forward on pool fill-in project

The existing Hinsdale Central pool will be filled in and the space converted for uses such as gymnastics and wrestling, potentially, as swim activities relocate to the new natatorium. At their June 23 meeting, Hinsdale High School... — Updated 6/30/2021


Hinsdale hikers find adventure near, far

A long walk can be a great way to sort out one's thoughts and make plans for the future. During his gap year between high school and college, William Seppanen of Hinsdale did just t... — Updated 6/24/2021


Student athlete profile

Name: Cayden Torsberg Year: graduated senior Hometown: Hinsdale How long have you played lacrosse? I started playing lacrosse when I was in sixth grade and I played for IGLA. It... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Central girls lacrosse captures third

The Hinsdale Central girls lacrosse team captured third place at the IHSA state finals Friday, the program's third consecutive top-three finish. The Red Devils defeated Benet 18-6... — Updated 6/23/2021


Good news

WELLNESS HOUSE RECEIVES GRANT Wellness House of Hinsdale received a $2,500 grant from the DuPage Foundation. The foundation last month awarded a record $702,860 in grants to 37 area nonprofit agencies through its Community Needs... — Updated 6/23/2021


Teen recognized for women's wellness outreach

Volunteering and community service are important parts of Shriya Mehta's life. Period. The Hinsdale Central High School rising senior recently received the National Community... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

New board members reject integrated math

Students in Hinsdale High School District 86 will continue to learn math in a traditional course sequence. In a split 4-3 vote June 9, the District 86 Board directed instructors to abandon the plan approved by the board last... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Central tennis takes second at state

The talent. That's what sets Hinsdale Central boys tennis apart, according to varsity head coach John Naisbitt. It's why the team entered this season as the two-time defending... — Updated 6/16/2021


Headed to state

The Hinsdale Central girls lacrosse team will represent Red Devil Nation at the IHSA state finals today and Friday, June 17-18, at Glenbrook North High School. The team will play in the semifinal at 7 tonight against Loyola... — Updated 6/16/2021


D181 hires new administrator to handle human resources

Gina Herrmann has been hired by Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board to serve as assistant superintendent of human resources effective July 1. Herrmann comes to... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Ken Knutson    Sports

Oku leaves mark on Kenyon tennis

In the third set of a tennis match at University of Chicago two years ago, Kenyon College's Erika Oku started to cramp up, a familiar nemesis during grueling contests. "I told my... — Updated 6/9/2021


Headed to state

The Hinsdale Central boys tennis team will compete in the IHSA state final meet Thursday to Saturday, June 10-12, at Hersey High School. Representing Red Devil Nation will be senior Ansh Shah and junior Noah Hernandez in singles,... — Updated 6/9/2021


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VIRTUAL WHIRL RAISES $1.1 MILLION This year, the Chicago Zoological Society celebrated its 40th anniversary of the Whirl, its largest annual fundraiser. The event, co-hosted by the society’s board of trustees and Women’s Board,... — Updated 6/9/2021


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