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 By Pamela Lannom    News

Retro badges honor village anniversary

Did you know Hinsdale police and firefighter/paramedics are wearing retro badges this year in honor of the village's 150th anniversary? At the fire department, which is also celebra... — Updated 4/19/2023


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business at their Tuesday meeting, trustees: • talked about buying an $840,000 pumping engine for the fire department to serve as the village’s front-line engine. The engine it will replace,... — Updated 4/5/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    News

News reporting has changed, part two

As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the village, we’ve taken a look back at some early issues of The Doings, which started covering the village in 1895. These news briefs show not only what was going on in the... — Updated 3/29/2023


Hinsdale police nab home burglary suspect

Bond was set at $500,000 Friday for a Chicago man accused of breaking into a Hinsdale home in the 400 block of Woodside on March 9. Franshawn Whittenburg, 50, of the 8400 block of South Peoria Street, is charged with one count of... — Updated 3/15/2023


Quick save

Hinsdale firefighters quickly extinguished a fire burning in front of an attached garage at 820 Taft Road on Feb. 4. The fire had spread from outside the garage to the garage door... — Updated 2/15/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Experts


What is the new law regarding smoke alarms? Homeowners might have more than one reason why a smoke alarm isn't working. "They go dead maybe when you're on vacation, so you don't... — Updated 1/11/2023


Holiday tree, light recycling options

Residents can take advantage of opportunities to recycle holiday items over the next few weeks. The village of Hinsdale will collect real Christmas trees for free when placed at the curb during the weeks following New Year’s... — Updated 12/28/2022

 By Ken Knutson    Experts

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How can holiday trash be kept out of landfills? From the dazzling displays of decorations to the parties teeming with presents and plates of goodies, the holidays are not exactly a... — Updated 12/21/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Officials look again at budget numbers

Stronger than expected revenues in 2022 have created an opportunity for the village to bolster its capital improvement and master infrastructure work in 2023. “The revenues are coming in really well,” village manager Kathleen G... — Updated 12/7/2022


Help the fire department 'Keep the Wreath Red'

Some like to decorate with multicolored bulbs for holidays. Others enjoy the simplicity of all white lights. At the Hinsdale Fire Department, the preferred color is red. Every year the department teams up with the Illinois Fire... — Updated 12/7/2022


Christmas Walk draws thousands

The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce's 56th annual Christmas Walk very well could have set an attendance record. Santa once again traveled the last leg of his journey via the Hinsdale... — Updated 12/7/2022


"Keep the Wreath Red" with holiday fire safety

The Hinsdale Fire Department is once again teaming up with the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and neighboring fire departments in the “Keep the Wreath Red” program. This year, the program began Thanksgiving Day and continues... — Updated 11/30/2022


Holiday happenings

nHinsdale Holiday Trees Ornament making & contest Dec. 2 deadline Village Hall 19 E. Chicago Ave. (630) 789-7090 Help decorate the Hinsdale holiday trees in Burlington Park by making a homemade... — Updated 11/22/2022


Holiday happenings

n Hinsdale Holiday Trees Ornament making & contest Dec. 2 deadline Village Hall 19 E. Chicago Ave. (630) 789-7090 Help decorate the Hinsdale holiday trees in Burlington Park by making a homemade ornamen... — Updated 11/16/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Police looking to hire two new officers

Hinsdale police are looking for a few good men — and women — to apply for one of two open officer positions with starting pay of $75,885. “We’re aggressively recruiting because the market is so slim,” Chief Brian King... — Updated 11/16/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Capital costs key part of spending plan

As staffers finalize the fiscal year 2023 budget for the village of Hinsdale, one important component is the capital improvement plan. The five-year CIP identifies $12.5 million worth of expenses slated for 2023-27. Next year’s... — Updated 11/9/2022

 By Ken Knutson    News

Outside firm hired due to short staff

A public works department staffing shortage compelled Hinsdale trustees last week to contract with a private firm to perform snow removal services this winter. The unanimous vote at the village board’s Oct. 18 to pay Beverly... — Updated 11/2/2022


Change clocks, batteries when DST ends Sunday

Residents should do more than simply set their clocks back one hour when daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. The Hinsdale Fire Department and the International Association of Fire Chiefs encourage residents to use... — Updated 11/2/2022



n Trunk or Treat Oct. 20 Zion Lutheran ECEC 204 S. Grant St., Hinsdale (630) 323-0065 Join the Zion early childhood education program for costumes, chili and candy at this annual event. Time: 5 to 7 p.m. n Howlin’ at the Moon Oct... — Updated 10/19/2022



n Glass Pumpkin Patch Oct. 13-16 Morton Arboretum 4100 Route 53, Lisle (630) 968-0074 The Morton Arboretum’s 12th annual Glass Pumpkin Patch features demonstrations by artists as they turn bits of glass... — Updated 10/12/2022


Family fun fills Hinsdale this Saturday

Hinsdaleans don't have to look far to find plenty of good, off-screen entertainment for the entire family this weekend. The annual Fall Fest at Hinsdale Middle School, downtown... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Enjoy choosing costumes now - while you can

If you’re lucky, you have a great pic of your kids in their Halloween costumes taken by Jim Slonoff at one of Hinsdale’s Fall Family Fests. My favorite one of Ainsley is from 20... — Updated 10/12/2022



FALLAPALOOZA n Take-Home Kit: My Silly Skeleton Oct. 7 Hinsdale Public Library 20 E. Maple St. (630) 986-1976 Create a skeleton out of paper. Learn about bones while looping paper to create... — Updated 10/5/2022



FALLAPALOOZA n Oktoberfest Sept. 24 Brookfield Zoo 3300 Golf Road Enjoy live polka music and purchase authentic German Oktoberfest beer, bratwurst, sausages, pretzels with beer cheese and more.... — Updated 9/22/2022


Car chase from Chicago results in three arrests

Hinsdale police arrested three suspects in the Chicago shooting of a 12-year-old boy Tuesday night after a car chase through several suburbs. At the Chicago Police Department’s media briefing Wednesday morning, Chief of... — Updated 9/14/2022


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