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Burnin' with the Devils

Hinsdale Central brought back the old-school tradition of a bonfire before Homecoming Tuesday night. After the grounds crew assembled the wooden "structure" on the Grant Street... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Library adds new dimension to 'I Spy'

Hinsdale Public Library and its patrons are taking the "I Spy" concept to a whole new level. Each month the library will have a 3-D I Spy case downstairs in the youth services... — Updated 9/13/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Fuller House hopes to reopen soon after fire

Fuller House Bar and Grill remains closed after a kitchen fire Sunday afternoon that caused an estimated $300,000 in damages. “Unfortunately Fuller House did suffer some damage from a fire that started what seemed to be behind a... — Updated 9/6/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Lightning struck twice one August day

Eight years ago this month, lightning struck twice in Hinsdale on the same day, causing one house to catch fire and destroying the chimney of another. These excerpts are from the... — Updated 8/23/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Fatal shooting hits close to home

Less than 36 hours after a man was fatally shot June 18 in the vicinity of Hinsdale Lake Terrace, The Community House welcomed 72 kids in the neighborhood to the first day of summer camp. “We made the decision to start summer... — Updated 6/21/2023


Man struck, killed in freight train accident

Hinsdale police and fire department personnel responded to a fatal train versus pedestrian accident at the Vine Street pedestrian crossing at 11:02 a.m. Wednesday. In a press release following the incident, police reported that a... — Updated 6/14/2023

 By Ken Knutson    News

Summer road work will be minimal

Pools are open, school is out (almost Red Devils!) and local road construction projects are getting underway. Those driving around Hinsdale can usually expect some disruptions this time of year. But Al Diaz, assistant village... — Updated 6/7/2023

 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

Ask an expert

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. www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr (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. www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr (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


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