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Michael Joseph Widrlechner

Michael Joseph Widrlechner, 67, of Westmont, passed away Sept. 2, 2021, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. He was born in Chicago in 1954, to Charles V. and Rosanne (Riley) Widrlechner. Michael grew up in... — Updated 9/8/2021


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Firefighters Pension Board 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 Memorial Building, 19 E. Chicago Ave. Hinsdale Plan Commission 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 Memorial Building, 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft agenda: discuss findings... — Updated 9/1/2021


Safe driving focus over Labor Day weekend

The Hinsdale Police Department is in the midst of a traffic safety campaign that began Aug. 20 and runs through the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 7, to include the Labor Day holiday, an often deadly time on Illinois roads.... — Updated 8/25/2021


Miller makes Uniquely Thursdays debut

After decades spent living and working in Hinsdale, Matt Miller has explored just about every corner of the village. Except for one. A musician since his teen years, Miller said he... — Updated 8/18/2021


It takes a village - BRIAN KING, POLICE CHIEF

At the time of the infamous Brown's Chicken Massacre in Palatine in early 1993, Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King was a detective with the Wilmette Police Department. The horrific in... — Updated 8/4/2021


Police release results of July Fourth enforcement campaign

The Hinsdale Police Department made two impaired driving arrests and issued 19 speeding tickets and 10 citations for other violations to the Illinois Vehicle Code during the Fourth of July “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over... — Updated 7/21/2021


Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports July 20. Criminal trespass to vehicle arrest Roderick J. McGinnis, 48, 1004 N. 10th St., No. 404, Milwaukee, Wis., was arrested for criminal trespass to vehicle and driving with a... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

Sirens, phone alerts warn of severe weather

Hinsdale residents heard sirens the night of June 20 when a fast-moving tornado tore through parts of nearby Woodridge. The intergovernmental agency responsible for sounding the sirens is the DuPage Public Safety Communications,... — Updated 7/7/2021



The year a teenage Brad Bloom reported to his first day of work at the village of Hinsdale, the country was celebrating its bicentennial, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak formed the... — Updated 6/30/2021


Third arrest made in dealership burglaries

The Hinsdale Police Department has arrested a 15-year-old male Chicago resident in connection with the May 17 burglaries to the Land Rover and Continental Motors dealerships on Ogde... — Updated 6/23/2021


District 181 students have the right stuff

The Hinsdale Police Department was back in action last month with its "Stuff the Squad" campaign at District 181 schools. The drive benefited the food pantry at HCS Family... — Updated 6/9/2021


Police campaign focused on drivers on cell phones

The Hinsdale Police Department issued more than 125 citations during the April distracted driving enforcement period. Police issued 115 hands-free law citations, 10 speeding citations, one child car seat citation and one other... — Updated 5/26/2021


Hinsdale police have a busy day on Tuesday

Hinsdale detectives Tuesday seized a vehicle believed to have been used in last week’s burglaries of luxury dealerships in Hinsdale and recovered two firearms that were modified to shoot in fully automatic mode with extended... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Police restraint saves armed teen's life

Break-ins at two luxury Hinsdale car dealerships early Monday morning could have ended in tragedy, Police Chief Brian King said. Police responded to an activated alarm at Continenta... — Updated 5/19/2021

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Central teachers are class acts

With more than 100 years of commanding classrooms combined, retiring Hinsdale Central High School teachers Julie Baker, Chris Billie, Steve Gross and Pat Richards are well-known... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Hinsdale hoping to reach bridge soon

What will summer in Hinsdale look like? It's hard to say. "It's been challenging because we've been planning everything with three scenarios," said Heather Bereckis, superintendent... — Updated 4/28/2021



Why is that dinosaur in your front lawn? Whether it's referred to as the big purple dinosaur, Madame Butterfly or the beastie, the whimsical sculpture that adorns the front lawn of... — Updated 4/7/2021


Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports April 6. Man arrested for DUI, battery Charles C. Heimke, 24, 914 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale, was arrested for aggravated battery to a police officer; resisting, obstructing or... — Updated 4/7/2021


Police list holiday initiative results

The Hinsdale Police Department made an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol, one for driving with a suspended license, one for felony possession of cannabis (101-499 grams), and one for possession of cannabis by... — Updated 3/31/2021


HPD invites comments on accreditation effort

The Hinsdale Police Department is scheduled for a virtual on-site assessment the week of April 5 as part of a nationally recognized program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets strict professional standards. Administered... — Updated 3/24/2021


Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Feb. 17. Motorist flees crash scene Bayanmunkh Darinchuluun, 42, 71 W. 61st St., Westmont, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed to avoid an... — Updated 2/17/2021


Partnership to deliver vaccines a true public service

What a service to the community! As vice president of the DuPage County Board of Health, I have come to appreciate the importance of public-private partnerships for the good of the whole community. It is praiseworthy that Hinsdale... — Updated 2/10/2021


Results of holiday enforcement

Hinsdale police have announced the arrests of two offenders for impaired driving during the winter holiday enforcement campaign. Additional citations were for one seat belt, 17 speed and nine other Illinois Vehicle Code... — Updated 1/13/2021


Police report on holiday effort

Hinsdale police have released the results of the Thanksgiving enforcement initiative from Nov. 20-30. Police made three impaired driving arrests during the effort. They also made one felony arrest, in which a motorist was charged... — Updated 12/16/2020


Felon charged with having weapon, fleeing police Monday in Hinsdale

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King announced Tuesday that bond has been set for a Chicago man accused of illegally possessing a fully loaded firearm and fleeing from police stemming... — Updated 11/24/2020


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