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  • Meeting roundup

    Updated Jun 12, 2024

    Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday, trustees: • held first reads on applications for liquor licenses for Hinsdale Prime Steak restaurant that is expected to open at 40 E. Hinsdale Ave. later this summer and Hinsdale Pantry at 5827 S. Madison St. Hinsdale Prime Steak is requesting a license allowing them to sell alcohol as well as invite customers to bring their own, with a corkage fee. Trustees signaled they will approve both applications on the second read at the July 16 board meeting. • held a first rea...

  • Nonprofit leaders reflect back on 2023

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jan 3, 2024

    Each January, we talk to the leaders of seven major nonprofit agencies in Hinsdale about their experiences over the previous year and ask them to share one wish for the current year. The second article in this two-part series — focusing on Candor Health Education, Community Memorial Foundation, HCS Family Services and The Community House — will run Jan. 11. Hinsdale Historical Society With the village celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2023, it’s no surprise the past year was...

  • Samuel Elia

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Samuel Elia, a lifelong resident of Burr Ridge, passed away Nov. 1, 2023. Sam, 71, was born in Hinsdale in 1952 and was the proud owner of Elia Sealcoating, a local business that he built and loved. He enjoyed working with his employees and customers, many of whom became his friends. Everyone liked Sam, who was kindhearted, funny and talented. Sam loved to play the guitar, write songs and sing - and yes, he was good. He was a huge Bears fan, being a season ticket holder for ma...

  • Historical society manager enjoys her many roles

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Oct 25, 2023

    Katharine Andrew was in Hinsdale just once before accepting the position of manager at the Hinsdale Historical Society. During the "one horrible semester" that she spent on the Niles North High School cross country team, Andrew traveled to Katherine Legge Memorial Park and still recalls the beautiful, historic homes she saw along the way. After her interview last year at Hinsdale's Immanuel Hall, she found herself excited once again by the town's history. "I couldn't say no...

  • Instant replay

    Updated Oct 4, 2023

    Hinsdale Central's Smith Maxwell keeps pace with a group of Glenbard West runners as the Red Devils hosted the Hilltoppers for a dual meet Sept. 28 at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. Maxwell and his teammates defeated their conference rival 28-31. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Police beat

    Updated Sep 27, 2023

    Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Sept. 26. Arrest for active warrant Larry L. Walton, 26, 317 Thistle Drive, Bolingbrook, was arrested for speeding and for an active arrest warrant out of DuPage County at 9:28 a.m. Sept. 24 at Ogden Avenue and Route 83. He was taken to the DuPage County Sheriff’s office. Vehicles burglarized at KLM Windows on two vehicles were broken, and a purse and a laptop were taken from the interiors between 11:35 and 11:55 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Katherine Legge Memorial Park lot, 5905 S...

  • Internship offers teen a look behind the scenes

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Aug 2, 2023

    Like most kids growing up in Hinsdale, Ella Horstman spent part of each summer at the village's parks, the community pool, and of course, attending the Fourth of July parade. It wasn't until this summer that she took a peak behind the curtain to see the work and planning involved with making those activities available. "Seeing how everything works is really interesting," said Horstman, who is about to complete her summer internship with the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation...

  • Police beat

    Updated Jun 14, 2023

    Hinsdale police distributed the following reports June 12. DUI arrests • Neeha C. Gill, 23, 717 Front St., Lisle, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol level above .08, speeding, failure to signal when required and improper lane use at 8:25 p.m. June 8 in the 800 block of South Madison Street. The suspect also was in possession of a suspected controlled substance in pill form. She was charged and released to appear in court, with additional charges pending the results of the l...

  • Robbins key figure in village's history

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jan 12, 2023

    From street names to park names, clues to the village’s history are everywhere in town. Ayres Street is named after Anson Ayers (who later changed the spelling of his last name), who purchased 80 acres in Hinsdale that he knew would become residential property. Katherine Legge Memorial Park was a gift from Alexander Legge to memorialize his wife, who died unexpectedly before they had a chance to build their dream home on the 52 acres on County Line. Robbins Park pays homage t...

  • Instant replay

    Updated Aug 31, 2022

    The Hinsdale Central boys cross country team welcomed Benet and Fenwick to its Red Devil Tri meet Aug. 25 at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. Central runners earned the top four finishes in the 1.98-mile race. (Jim Slonoff photos)...

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

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Jun 29, 2022

    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 Recreation Department, it's showtime. Preparations for Hinsdale's annual Fourth of July parade begin in February, South said, and culminate with one of the biggest events of the year for the village where she has worked since November 2018. "We're there to see that everything goes as smoothly as possible,"...

  • The Lodge gets a lift as COVID wanes

    Ken Knutson|Updated Apr 20, 2022

    Like so many event venues during the pandemic, The Lodge at Katherine Legge Park had some extremely quiet months the last two years. But that changed in a big way last October. “We had the biggest October on record,” said Heather Bereckis, Hinsdale’s superintendent of parks and recreation. That breakout was due largely to the backlog of wedding celebrations halted by COVID-19, she related. “We had a lot of people from 2020 that were finally able to schedule for the fall of 2021,” she explained. June and August weren’t t...

  • Save gas with spring break ideas close to home

    Updated Mar 23, 2022

    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 scavenger hunt from Monday to Friday of spring break. Find the hidden pictures, solve the puzzle and win a prize. Read a story in March and April while strolling in the Youth Services Department to receive a special prize. Enjoy virtual programs from the comfort of home, with Chinese nursery rhymes from...

  • It takes a village - HILARY POSHEK, SALES AND EVENTS MANAGER AT THE LODGE

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Jan 13, 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 office is surrounded by 52 acres of trees and parkland known as Katherine Legge Memorial Park. As sales and events manager at The Lodge at KLM Park, Poshek spends her days showing potential event hosts what the venue has to offer and helping them to imagine how they will temporarily transform the rustic...

  • Good news

    Updated Jan 5, 2022

    Debs, honor guard presented Twenty-six debutantes and 24 members of the honor guard were presented at the 58th annual Hinsdale Assembly ball Dec. 23, at the Oak Brook Hills Resort. The debutantes are Caitlin Brady, Charlotte Callahan, June Cashman, Leah Cecchini, Jayne Crouthamel, Gianna Dugan, Isabella Facchini, Katrina Geiersbach, Emma Gillman, Phoebe Goebel, Olivia Guido, Elizabeth Haarlow, Ella Kisluk, Alexandra Klein, Greer Lagor, Avery Mavon, Susannah Melkus, Lauren Oleferchik, Olivia Ostrowski, Julia Paulman, Delaney...

  • Fenced dog park at KLM is rejected

    Ken Knutson|Updated Nov 10, 2021

    Dog-owning users of Katherine Legge Memorial Park persuaded Hinsdale officials not to shift them to a smaller facility in the park. At Tuesday night's parks and recreation commission meeting, commissioners unanimously voted against recommending the creation of a 3.35-acre gated dog area, accessible from morning to night, at the 5901 S. County Line Road park. Dogs are currently free to roam 13.5 acres across the north end of the park during limited morning and evening hours....

  • Instant replay

    Updated Oct 6, 2021

    Hinsdale Central runners Braxton Bokos and Aaron Doorhy compete in a dual meet Sept. 30 against Downers Grove North at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. The Red Devils are preparing for the conference meet and state post-season events in the coming weeks. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Canines at KLM might be fenced in

    Ken Knutson|Updated Sep 29, 2021

    Hinsdale’s Katherine Legge Memorial Park may soon become home to the village’s first dedicated dog park. At a special parks and recreation commission meeting Sept. 14, commissioners heard a plan to create a 3.35-acre fenced area in the southwest corner of KLM for dogs and their owners. Users would need to register to enter the gated space, but the facility would be available during park hours instead of just the limited morning and evening hours off-leash dogs are currently allowed in the park, village officials said. “It...

  • James Harlan Beatty

    Updated Apr 28, 2021

    James Harlan Beatty, 85, a 54-year resident of Hinsdale, died April 27, 2021, at his home. He was born in 1936 in Chicago and raised in Kentland, Ind. He was a 1958 graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the campus ping pong champion. Jim was employed at Merrill Lynch for 47 years. He was an active volunteer in the village of Hinsdale, serving as a parks and recreation commissioner and spending many weekend hours...

  • HVB, HPTA serve up new plan for KLM hut

    Ken Knutson|Updated Mar 17, 2021

    The Hinsdale Village Board is moving forward in its partnership with the Hinsdale Platform Tennis Association, including the rehab of the platform tennis hut at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. At their meeting Tuesday night, trustees gave a first read to a contract to renovate the facility for $351,800. The bid from Red Feather Group was below the $400,000 budgeted for the project as well as the lowest of two bids, the other coming in at $542,313. Plans for the project were approved a year ago, according to a staff memo, but...

  • Nonprofits learn to adapt during 2020

    Ken Knutson|Updated Jan 13, 2021

    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 second of two installments. A Jan. 7 article featured Community Memorial Foundation, Hinsdale Humane Society and The Community House. Candor Health Education On March 14, the day after Gov. Pritzker announced all Illinois schools would be closed due to the pandemic, Candor Health Education held its s...

  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Dec 22, 2020

    The winter of 2020-21 will bring on a case of cabin fever the likes of which we’ve never seen before. After living with the coronavirus pandemic for nine months, we’re ready for life to get back to normal. If the weather will cooperate, some favorite winter activities can help us all get through these next few months. Several area parks and forest preserves offer the opportunity to take advantage of winter weather — once it arrives. For more information, visit https://www.dupageforest.org, https://www.fpdcc.com or https...

  • Holiday Ball organizers gift ornaments to give thanks

    Alexis Braden|Updated Dec 9, 2020

    A six point snowflake holiday ornament, which now adorns the trees of The Community House Holiday Ball's friends and supporters, has become a symbol of hope and thanksgiving during this pandemic. In lieu of hosting its annual Holiday Ball - the unofficial start of the holiday season for so many in Hinsdale and the largest fundraising event for The Community House - the organization presented steadfast donors and supporters with a surprise gift, acknowledging their commitment...

  • California native finds joy preserving Hinsdale's history

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Nov 24, 2020

    To Kristen Laakso, rooms are filled with much more than furniture and buildings are made of more than wood and steel. For this lifelong student of art and architecture, rooms are full of questions and buildings tell a story. As president of the Hinsdale Historical Society, Laakso hopes to share the stories and answer the questions hidden within the village's oldest and most interesting buildings. "This town has a story to tell," said Laakso, who moved to Hinsdale in 2012 with...

  • Stanley A. Walton III

    Updated Nov 11, 2020

    Sandy Walton, 80, of Hinsdale passed away unexpectedly Oct. 28, 2020. Sandy was a friend to many, an adept raconteur, dedicated to community service, a passionate traveler, movie connoisseur and, most importantly, a family man who loved making his children and grandchildren laugh. Sandy grew up in Clarendon Hills and graduated from Hinsdale High School where he met the love of his life, Karen Kayser. A man of diverse talents, he starred in the senior class play and was an All-...

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