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Hydrants being tested

The Hinsdale Fire Depart-ment, working with the Hinsdale Water Department, is testing village fire hydrants this summer and fall. Residents are urged to slow down when approaching crews working around flowing fire hydrants and to... — Updated 6/9/2021


Vietnam vet shares story of a Hinsdale native, hero

Memorial Day: A tribute to those who gave everything in the line of duty. One such soldier was James W. Robinson Jr., born in 1940 in Hinsdale. He enlisted in the Marines in 1958, and gave his life in battle on April 11, 1966, in... — Updated 5/26/2021


Friends, family and firefighters gather to salute deputy chief

Members of the Hinsdale Fire Department and the community helped Deputy Chief Tim McElroy celebrate 48 years of service Friday prior to his retirement. Chief John Giannelli was one... — Updated 5/5/2021


William Dayton Coates

Bill Coates, 90, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2021. Bill graduated from New Trier High School and received his degree in actuarial science from the University of Michigan. After working many years in corporate insurance, he... — Updated 4/21/2021


Firefighters quickly extinguish blaze Friday evening on Phillippa

Hinsdale firefighters responded to a house fire at 812 Phillippa St. after a 911 call came in to the DuPage Public Safety Communication Center at about 6:12 p.m. Friday. The resident had reported a fire in the house. DuComm... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

The return of St. Pat's

The COVID-19 shutdown fell last March, just as local communities and businesses were readying for their St. Patrick's Day celebrations. While life is not back to normal yet, many... — Updated 3/10/2021


Stick to fire safety even when stuck at home

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 12/2/2020


Every day brings something to give thanks for

No matter what challenges we’ve faced this year as individuals, family members, business owners and community members, we still have countless reasons to be thankful. Here’s our list — one for each day of the month leading... — Updated 11/24/2020


Giving a big way to show we're in this together

The pandemic may have disrupted a lot of our regular routines, but it did not diminish Hinsdaleans’ commitment for giving back. We’ve documented that bounty of benevolence in our Good News section over the past year, and, as we... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Blaze couldn't extinguish American Beauty

Jennifer Reenan was volunteering in the art room at Avery Coonley School on April 11, 2018. Her phone was off. Meanwhile, workers at her home at 329 E. Sixth St. were in the final... — Updated 11/12/2020



What is the best recipe for kitchen safety? The kitchen is often called the heart of the home. It's the place where family recipes are prepared, celebrations are created and... — Updated 10/7/2020


Make sure safety is an ingredient when cooking

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States, mostly from the ignition of food or other cooking materials, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The majority of those... — Updated 10/7/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Overdose spike prompts doc to speak out

Their deaths often are not recorded in the daily statistics tracking COVID-19 fatalities and often don't make the evening news. But the grief is just as profound for families of the... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Firefighter candidate takes her own life

The Hinsdale Fire Department lost a firefighter/paramedic candidate Tuesday when 25-year-old Nicole Hladik took her own life. "It's a devastating loss for her family, and the fire... — Updated 7/22/2020


Good news

FIREFIGHTERS EARN HARTMANN AWARD Six members of the Hinsdale Fire Department recently received the Hartmann Award from the Good Samaritan Hospital EMS System for their efforts to save a man on Aug. 6, 2019. They are Chief/paramedic... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

This is a Fourth of July we'll never forget

Holidays always trigger a lot of memories, and Independence Day is no exception. One of my favorite Fourth of July holidays is quite possibly one of yours as well. In 2013 the... — Updated 7/1/2020


Meeting roundup

Among other business May 28, board members: • approved one-time lump sum hazard payments of $1,000 to 51 district employees in the buildings and grounds, IT and security departments for their on-site work while district... — Updated 6/3/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

COVID-19 victims have ties to Hinsdale

An NFL player who grew up in Hinsdale, a Hinsdale police officer and 11 individuals at ManorCare Hinsdale are among those who have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Last week Hinsdale Central graduate Brian Allen, starting center for... — Updated 4/22/2020


Good news

D181 DONATES FACE SHIELDS Community Consolidated District 181 donated 425 medical face shields to local health care professionals April 3 after D181 families volunteered to assemble the shields. The shields, critical for health... — Updated 4/15/2020


Thank and support first responders and medical staff

This has been a very stressful time for our front line first responders and medical staff. The Hinsdale Police and Fire departments are in need of N-95 masks and Chlorox wipes. They can be dropped off at the police or fire... — Updated 4/1/2020


Ask the experts - Chief John Giannelli & Firefighter Bob Patitucci

How is the fire department responding to COVID-19? Residents reaching out to 911 with a health emergency during this time of heightened vigilance may be asked a number of... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Hinsdaleans coping with COVID-19

What a difference a week makes. Last week, Gov. J.B. Prtizker banned events with more than 1,000 attendees, canceled Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and urged businesses to... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Security at a new level in District 86

The second-floor room at Hinsdale Central High School looks like other administrative offices, with desks and computers and a Keurig machine. But the command center has one unique... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Baker will not return to D86 next year

Carol Baker, who has served as assistant superintendent for academics/chief academic officer in District 86 since Aug. 1, 2018, will be out of a job on June 30. The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board voted unanimously last... — Updated 1/15/2020


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... — Updated 12/11/2019


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