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  • Swastikas found at Hinsdale Middle School

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 15, 2024

    Swastikas drawn in pencil were discovered in two separate incidents in the span 15 days at Hinsdale Middle School. The first was discovered April 25 on a bathroom wall, and the second, drawn on a music stand, was reported by students Friday. “This symbol of hate and intolerance has no place in our community, and I am disappointed by its presence at our school,” HMS Principal Cory Burke wrote in an email to parents Friday. “I want to assure you that I am taking this incident very seriously and am working diligently to inves...

  • Police beat

    Updated May 8, 2024

    Hinsdale police distributed the following reports May 7. Weapon displayed A known suspect pointed a weapon at a victim while performing a custody exchange at 7:25 p.m. May 3 in the Hinsdale Police Department parking lot, 121 Symonds Drive. The possible charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon is pending. Dog bites dog A dog owner was cited for failing to restrain a loose dog after it bit another dog that was walking with its owner on the sidewalk in the 800 block of South Garfield Avenue at 4:30 p.m. May 4. The suspect...

  • Daring to be different

    Updated May 8, 2024

    The Hinsdale Police Department hosted a D.A.R.E lock-in recently at Hinsdale Middle School. With kids attending from Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Burr Ridge, along with officers from each police department, the evening event offered plenty to keep everyone busy. Some of the events were school-against-school tug of war, a Jell-O eating contest, games, a mechanical bull, a magician and a face painter. And there was plenty of pizza and snacks, too. (Jim Slonoff pho...

  • Village seeks downtown parking road map

    Ken Knutson|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Hoping to optimize parking use in Hinsdale’s central business district, the village has enlisted a consultant to evaluate various facets of the complex issue over the next few weeks. “We’re just trying to figure out if we’re using the spaces as best as we possibly can,” Hinsdale Deputy Police Chief Tom Lillie said. Visitors to the downtown know well the challenge of finding a parking spot at peak times. Even after the addition of the parking deck and its nearly 200 spaces (and more than 300 when the middle school’s...

  • April initiative targets distracted drivers

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    The Hinsdale Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement efforts across the state in recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Throughout April, motorists can expect increased patrols looking for texting and driving as well as other traffic violations with the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. “Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes on our roads today...

  • More to recycling than meets the curb

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    With Earth Day coming up next week and spring cleaning on many to-do lists, residents might be wondering what to do with unwanted items — and whether they can be recycled. Many items can be recycled, even if they can’t be placed in a curbside recycling bin, according to DuPage County’s website. As a reminder, curbside recycling in Hinsdale is limited to the following items: aluminum cans and clean foil; plastics (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7); glass bottles and jars; tin cans and empty aerosol cans; cardboard (cereal boxes, beve...

  • New initiative targets distracted drivers

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    The Hinsdale Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement efforts across the state in recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Throughout April, motorists can expect increased patrols looking for texting and driving as well as other traffic violations with the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. “Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes on our roads today...

  • Police beat

    Updated Mar 13, 2024

    Hinsdale police distributed the following reports March 13. Warrant arrest Leonardo Perez, 23, 3942 W. 66th St., Chicago, was arrested on an active warrant out of Northbrook at 7:59 p.m. March 9 at Ogden Avenue and Route 83 after he was stopped for an equipment violation. He was taken to the Northbrook Police Department for warrant processing. Trespass to home A vacant home in the 400 block of Mills Street was found to have been rummaged through after police were dispatched to an open-door investigation March 8. Nothing was r...

  • Police plan holiday enforcement campaign

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and many Illinoisans will be celebrating with parades and parties featuring green beer and cocktails. To remind motorists of the dangers of drunken driving and to help keep our streets safe, the Hinsdale Police Department is teaming up with the Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation for a stepped- up traffic safety campaign. “Because St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, we anticipate that alcohol consumption will increase both that day and through...

  • Village board studies preschool proposal

    Ken Knutson|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Hinsdale trustees Tuesday night signaled their support for a plan to run the Montessori Gifted Prep Preschool out of Hinsdale United Methodist Church beginning in the fall. In a first reading of the application for a special-use permit to operate the program, village board members were apprised of the proposal for the Monday-to-Friday preschool with hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The preschool would serve up to 77 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and have a maximum staff of 17 at the church located at 945 S. Garfield Ave. The...

  • No tickets issued at Fuller's

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    Fuller’s Car Wash has not received any citations for driving or parking on the sidewalk after cones were placed on the property in January following complaints. “We’ve done daily checks over there. We have not gotten any violations,” Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King told The Hinsdalean last week. “We have not gotten any citizens’ complaints.” The community service officers who handle parking control have been patrolling the area multiple times a day, King said. The department’s standard practice following complaints abou...

  • Hinsdale train station bomber gets 20 years

    Updated Feb 14, 2024

    The man convicted of detonating a pipe bomb at the Hinsdale train station more than 17 years ago was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Thomas Zajac, formerly of Oakbrook Terrace, placed the bomb in a trash can at station the morning of Sept. 1, 2006. The device exploded during the morning commute, injuring a station agent. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly imposed the sentence on Friday during a hearing in federal court in Chicago. He ordered...

  • Police find man with handgun downtown

    Updated Feb 14, 2024

    A potentially dangerous situation that closed down First Street for a time Monday afternoon was resolved without incident. Hinsdale police received a call about 4 p.m. Monday from a man saying his relative from St. Charles was in the central business district and had a firearm in his car, Chief Brian King said. Police located the car in front of Egg Harbor and saw the man reclined in his seat, despondent. Officers immediately closed down First Street and asked some of the...

  • New officer joins the Hinsdale police force

    Updated Jan 31, 2024

    Tarik Ferhatbegovic was sworn in as a new officer with the Hinsdale Police Department at the Hinsdale Village Board’s Jan. 23 meeting. Ferhatbegovic was hired in August 2023 and recently graduated from Suburban Law Enforcement Academy in Glen Ellyn. He is a recent graduate of Illinois State University, with a degree in human resource management. A native of the western suburbs, Ferhatbegovic is fluent in several different languages, including Bosnian, German, Serbian and Croatian. Since a young age, he has had an interest i...

  • Holiday enforcement results

    Updated Jan 17, 2024

    The Hinsdale Police Department partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement across the state for the holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” drunk-driving enforcement campaign. From Dec. 15 through Jan. 2, the Hinsdale Police Department showed zero tolerance for impaired driving, arresting three offenders for the potentially deadly crime. Hinsdale police also arrested one driver for felony aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer. The department issued 16 citations for speeding, one for...

  • Bidding farewell to 2023, sesquicentennial coverage

    Updated Jan 3, 2024

    In our first January issue last year, we kicked off a new weekly series designed to celebrate Hinsdale’s 150th anniversary. Last week we ran the final installment. We learned a lot about our favorite village’s history over the past year — and not just from the weekly series. We also dedicated our summer series, “Quintessential Hinsdale,” to the places and events that make Hinsdale the special place it is. And, of course, we can’t forget the 120-page special section we published Sept. 28 honoring the sesquicente...

  • Make 2024 the best (or at least better) year yet

    Updated Dec 27, 2023

    Exercising more. Eating and drinking less. Spending less time on social media. Getting together more in person with friends. These are among the resolutions found on many lists as a new year approaches. Here at The Hinsdalean, we like to offer a different assortment of resolutions in our final issue of the year. So, as has become an annual practice, we offer our suggestions to local taxing bodies, agencies and residents for smooth sailing in 2024. • Take a time out If District 86 Board members hope to hire and keep a new s...

  • Village ends 2023 in a strong position

    Tom Cauley|Updated Dec 20, 2023

    The village will have a reserve balance of $6.7 million at the end of 2023. That balance will exceed 25 percent of the village's annual operating expenses, which is the percentage of reserve balance rating agencies require for municipalities to obtain a AAA bond rating. Hinsdale has maintained a AAA bond rating for many years. Only about 15 percent of Illinois municipalities carry a AAA bond rating. Hinsdale takes crime prevention and the apprehension of individuals who...

  • Richards family suing Fullers, driver

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Brian and Kristine Richards of Hinsdale filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court in connection to the July death of their 14-year-old son, Sean. The suit, filed by Clifford Law Offices, names the entities who own and manage Fuller’s Car Wash and other employees, including the 16-year-old who drove the Jeep that hit and killed Sean. The Hinsdalean has not named the driver because he is a minor. Sean was walking on the sidewalk on the west side of Lincoln Street wh...

  • Police beat

    Updated Dec 6, 2023

    Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Dec. 5. Arrests on warrants • Kendrea S. Henderson, 26, 6140 S. Drexel Ave., Chicago, was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of McLean County after she was stopped for speeding at 9:16 p.m. Nov. 30 at York and Ogden roads. She posted bond and was released with a court date. • Daniel J. McKnight, 69, homeless, was arrested on two active arrest warrants out of DuPage County at 9:28 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Hinsdale Police Department, 121 Symonds Drive. He was taken to DuP...

  • Hinsdale police crack down on road safety

    Updated Dec 6, 2023

    Hinsdale police conducted a traffic safety campaign Nov. 17-27, reminding motorists to buckle up and drive sober. The department issued 28 speeding citations and nine other Illinois Vehicle Code violation citations. “We issue tickets to remind drivers and passengers that seat belt use isn’t a suggestion, it’s the law,” said Deputy Chief Thomas Lillie. “This year’s campaign was successful in grabbing people’s attention with highly visible enforcement methods. As always, our goal is a safe community with safe drivers.” The...

  • Final MIP expenses in 2024 draft budget

    Updated Nov 29, 2023

    Higher than anticipated revenues in 2023 and rising revenues in 2024 will allow the village to invest more in master infrastructure plan and capital projects. Permit revenue and interest income have outperformed budget projections this year, village manager Kathleen Gargano wrote in a memo to trustees for their Nov. 21 meeting. That, combined with lower employee salary costs due to long-term vacancies not being filled and decreased overtime costs, will leave the 2023 budget with a projected operating fund balance, after...

  • Police in the midst of Thanksgiving holiday enforcement campaign

    Updated Nov 21, 2023

    This Thanksgiving, the Hinsdale Police Department is joining the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement to ensure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving sober with a “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign that runs through Nov. 27. “Thanksgiving means more vehicles on the road — and an increased risk of crashes,” said Deputy Chief Thomas Lillie. “No matter how long or short your drive, remember to buckle up and make sure children are in a safe seat. By buckling up and...

  • Ogden ramp to 294 closed, old ramp is open for detour

    Updated Nov 8, 2023

    The ramp connecting Ogden Avenue to the northbound Interstate 294 ramp is closed through December. Eastbound Ogden Avenue traffic can access northbound I-294 via the old loop ramp, which will be temporarily reopened during this work for both detours. For westbound Ogden Avenue traffic, a detour will be posted routing traffic through the interchange to access northbound I-294. The ramp connecting northbound I-294 to eastbound Ogden Avenue, which has been closed since September, has reopened. Information about the project, incl...

  • Ogden ramp to close tonight, detour in place

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    The ramp connecting Ogden Avenue to the northbound Interstate 294 ramp will be closed tonight, Nov. 2., through December. One lane in each direction on Ogden Avenue and one northbound lane on I-294 between 47th Street and Ogden Avenue are scheduled to close at 7 p.m. A second lane on northbound I-294 is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. In addition, at 7 p.m., the ramp connecting Ogden Avenue to northbound I-294 is scheduled to close so the interchange can be reconfigured from a cloverleaf to a partial cloverleaf design....

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