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ARTFULLY DONE Hinsdale Art Display March 1 20 W. Maple St. (630) 986-1976 The Hinsdale Public Library invites all junior Hinsdale artists to submit... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds 

Central student prepares lesson in economics

Among its many sobering revelations, the pandemic has shone a light on the importance - and vulnerability ­- of the nation's economy. Hinsdale Central junior Paton Mehrhoff wants... — Updated 2/24/2021


D181 kids take on role of interviewer

Best-selling author Ben Mezrich has been interviewed by CNBC, Vanity Fair and Pharrell Williams. Oh, and nine students from Community Consolidated District 181. Ben and his wife,... — Updated 2/18/2021


Dannhausen-Brun deserves seat at the D181 board table

As a long time resident of Hinsdale since 2001 and having two sons (including a current eighth-grader at Hinsdale Middle School) attend D181 public schools (Madison Elementary and HMS), I have a deep love and respect for one of... — Updated 2/17/2021


State is to blame for 'pension spiking' in D86

The middle of a pandemic is a tough time to approve a new teachers contract. So is the middle of a school board election. Hinsdale High School District Board members have come under fire from some candidates for the two-year... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

District 181 mulls using a rapid nasal swab COVID-19 test

By Ken Knutson [email protected] Availability of a cost-free rapid antigen test could play a role in enabling Community Consolidated District 181 return to full in-person instruction, officials said. At Monday’s... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

Nonprofits learn to adapt during 2020

As the new year begins, The Hinsdalean traditionally reaches out to the leaders of the village’s seven nonprofit agencies, inviting them to offer a recap of the previous year and to share one wish for the new year. This is the... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

March 1 'best-case scenario' for schools

Although Superintendent Hector Garcia was hesitant to commit to a date for fully re-opening schools, some board members in Community Consolidated District 181 are eying March 1 as a... — Updated 1/13/2021


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SCHOLASTIC BOWL TEAMS TAKE FIRST The Hinsdale Central JV Scholastic Bowl A and B teams had a great showing at the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association Novice tournament. Both teams took first place in their... — Updated 1/6/2021



Why did you start your nonprofit? Tracy Leddy's decision to re-enter the workforce in 2019 wasn't just about him and his family. He also wanted it to be a good decision for the... — Updated 12/29/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

This winter break calls for DIY fun

Typically in the issue before winter break we use this space to present a host of ideas about fun things to do in the city while the kids are off school. We often highlight special... — Updated 12/22/2020


Legion members grateful to PTO for gift cards

The American Legion Post 250 of Hinsdale would like to thank each and every one of the Clarendon Hills Middle School PTO members that took time and effort to send gift cards to all the vets who attend programs at the schools. We... — Updated 12/9/2020



How will your donation support remote learning? Hinsdale residents Greg Hart and David Andalcio have more in common than their addresses. They also share a desire to strengthen... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Scores turn out for Thanksgiving meals

Cars wrapped around the corner of Maple and Washington streets early Saturday morning, then further back on Hinsdale Avenue all the way to Garfield Avenue, queued up to receive a... — Updated 11/24/2020


Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Nov. 3 and 10. DUI arrests • Nemanja Danilovic, 29, 320 E. Irving Park Road, No. 3A, Wood Dale, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a... — Updated 11/11/2020


Confirmed COVID-19 cases are climbing in Hinsdale

Seventy-four Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 66 new cases and the Cook County Health Department reported eight new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 11/11/2020


Central club helps create a safe place for all

George Floyd, the man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers sparked demonstrations across the country, didn't identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. He... — Updated 11/11/2020


COVID-19 cases still climbing in Hinsdale

Twenty-nine Hinsdale residents have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 24 new cases and the Cook County Health Department reported 5 new cases. That... — Updated 11/4/2020


Growth in COVID-19 cases slows in Hinsdale

Thirteen Hinsdale residents have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 13 new cases and the Cook County Health Department reported no new cases. That... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By Julie Liesse    Pulse

Looking for a new way to engage with library?

While my son was growing up, I was deeply involved in our local schools - as PTO president at Hinsdale Middle School and on different task forces and groups related to Districts... — Updated 10/21/2020


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Virtual rotary run keeps pace The Virtual Rotary Run Charity Classic netted $80,000, almost as much as last year’s successful race. “Our goal this year, as always, is to positively impact the lives of many area residents,... — Updated 10/21/2020



How can people learn more about artificial intelligence? What does a high school student do when she can't find adequate resources to fuel her interest in artificial intelligence?... — Updated 10/21/2020


Hinsdale logs 23 new cases in the past week

Twenty-three Hinsdale residents have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 19 new cases and the Cook County Health Department reported four new cases.... — Updated 10/21/2020


Ask the experts - PRINCIPALS IN DISTRICT 181

What do you enjoy most about leading a school? October is National Principals Month. To mark the occasion, The Hinsdalean asked principals in Community Consolidated District 181 abo... — Updated 10/16/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Trivia, Trebek and lifelong wish granted

Kristin Hucek was a week away from her wedding day on Aug. 1 when her phone rang. It was the casting office for "Jeopardy!" telling the bride-to-be she was now a contestant-to-be. "... — Updated 10/15/2020


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