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 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

 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


View Hinsdale fall parks and rec guide online

The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Fall Program Guide is now available online at and registration is open for fall programs. Among the events highlighted in the publication are the village’s... — Updated 8/24/2022


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Unplugged and playing in Hinsdale - Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department summer intern David Herrrera takes on worthy opponent in Hugh Danford during July 19's Giant Family... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs

Signs provide us with all kinds of information. "Slow, children playing" lets us know kids reside on a particular block. (Since kids live on many blocks that don't have such signs,... — Updated 7/20/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Experts

Ask an expert - It takes a village - Chris Bruton, village clerk

At the time Chris Bruton graduated from college, women were encouraged to follow one of two career paths - nursing or teaching. She planned to be an English teacher, only to... — Updated 7/13/2022


Country's birthday not only celebration in July

Hinsdale residents earlier this week enjoyed a great Fourth of July celebration, thanks in large part to efforts by the village’s parks and recreation department. So it seems fitting to take this opportunity to recognize all the... — Updated 7/6/2022


Ask an expert - It takes a village - MAGGIE SOUTH, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

People across the United States look forward to July 4 as a day to spend with family and friends, to relax and to celebrate. But for Maggie South of the Hinsdale Parks and... — Updated 6/29/2022

 By Ken Knutson    News

Hinsdale splashes into summer 2022

The Memorial Day weekend heat wave arrived at just the right time for the opening of the Hinsdale Community Pool. Heather Bereckis, superintendent of parks and recreation for the... — Updated 6/1/2022


Save gas with spring break ideas close to home

You don’t need to venture far for spring break fun. Attractions are plentiful in Hinsdale and neighboring towns for amusement and enrichment. Here are a few to check out. Stop by the library The library is offer a spring break sc... — Updated 3/23/2022


Burns Field ice rink is open

The temporary ice rink in Burns Field Park, 320 N. Vine St., is officially open. The warming house is open on Saturdays and Sundays for supervised hours. Stop by for free hot chocolate, a cozy fire and a place to escape the cold.... — Updated 2/2/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

New lax program roams into town

Growing up in New Jersey, Jay Moody started playing lacrosse before he was in kindergarten. "I was always an East Coast guy before I was transferred out here to Chicago," the... — Updated 1/26/2022


Tots rock out at Tot Rock

The kids had a blast Tuesday morning at Tot Rock at the Clarendon Hills Community Center, co-sponsored by the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department and the Clarendon Hills Park... — Updated 1/26/2022



You won't find any cubicles or stuffy conference rooms at Hilary Poshek's place of work. Tucked inside a nearly 100-year-old home designed by a famous local architect, Poshek's offi... — Updated 1/13/2022


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Dressed all in fur - While some kids are frightened by the large man with his white beard and furry red outfit, Liliana Siedlecki throughly enjoyed the time she spent with the big... — Updated 12/23/2021


The Hinsdalean cited for parks coverage

The Hinsdalean was named one of three Illinois Parks' Top Journalists at the Illinois Association of Park Districts' Best of the Best Awards Gala Friday in Wheeling. The paper was... — Updated 10/20/2021


Haunted Hall will add to fall fest fun

Goblins and ghouls all over Hinsdale are busy putting the finishing touches on their costumes for Hinsdale's annual Family Fall Fest. Set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

Dog owners say no to plan for new fenced park

The Memorial Hall board room was standing room only Tuesday night as KLM Park users turned out to urge village officials not to replace the open space they and their off-leash dogs enjoy with a much smaller fenced facility. The... — Updated 10/13/2021


Good news

PUBLIC SAVESTATION DEDICATED The first 24/7 accessible SaveStation with life-saving AED in Hinsdale was dedicated Sept. 21 at Burns Field Park in Hinsdale. The station was donated by the Just1Mike Foundation in honor of Michael Bri... — Updated 9/29/2021



Anyone who has attended Hinsdale's Fourth of July celebration, sifted through the parks brochure or clicked on the village's website has witnessed firsthand the work of Sammy... — Updated 8/18/2021


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Laughing along with lunch on the lawn - The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department and Hinsdale Public Library's three-part Lunch on the Lawn series concluded Aug. 4 with Dan... — Updated 8/11/2021


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Learning the ropes - The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department sponsored a lacrosse camp at KLM last month. With the goal of teaching various lacrosse techniques, such as... — Updated 8/5/2021


Register for fall programs Aug. 2

The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Fall 2021 Program Guide is now available online at in anticipation of the start of registration on Monday, Aug. 2. Printed copies will be delivered to... — Updated 7/28/2021


Parks, rec month elevates often overlooked spaces

How often do you give thanks for your nearby park? We often take these refreshingly open and family-friendly expanses for granted, local features that are just another part of the landscape. But while the style and footprints of... — Updated 7/14/2021


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Rockin' and stompin' in the park - Musician Super Stolie brought her music and energy to Hinsdale's Lunch on the Lawn concert series June 16 in Burlington Park. Stolie had the... — Updated 6/23/2021


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