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Coming on the heels of presidential election that few will soon forget, we want to remind Hinsdale residents that will be asked to head to the polls again this spring to make their selections for local seats. On April 6,... — Updated 2/23/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

Village looks to untangle ribbon row

Ribbon-tying on village trees has become a customary tribute in the wake of a resident’s passing whose loss is widely felt. But some in the community say the colorful homage deteriorates into an eyesore and a nuisance when left... — Updated 2/17/2021


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Among other business Jan. 28, board members • voted 7-0 to approve a new five-year contract with SEIU, which represents 30 district employees who work in buildings and grounds, custodial and... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

D86 teachers getting vaccines this week

By Pamela Lannom [email protected] Hinsdale Central teachers who want to receive a COVID-19 vaccination can do so today through Saturday, right on campus. “I’m happy to announce tonight that we have formed a... — Updated 2/3/2021


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday, trustees • voted 5-0 against a request for a special use permit and an exterior appearance site plan for Lakeside Bank to build a two-story facility with a drive-through at 222... — Updated 1/20/2021


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday, trustees: • approved the use of Motor Fuel Tax Funds to pay for infrastructure improvements. The actions include using $995,000 to pay for the reconstruction of Eighth Street... — Updated 1/6/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

School, library board races contested

Hinsdale residents will see three contested races when they head to the polls to elect village, school and library board members on Tuesday, April 6. A total of 22 candidates are running for 11 open seats on two school boards and... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Trustees want more retail merchants

To make the most of Hinsdale’s prime and precious commercial property, village officials are keen to embrace businesses that contribute to the sales tax coffers. Firms like Lakeside Bank, which has applied for a special use... — Updated 12/29/2020


Pandemic didn't stop progress in 2020

Due to the pandemic, Hinsdale’s revenues declined by $1.9 million in 2020. Sales tax, food and beverage tax and parking permit revenues all declined dramatically. Fortunately, years of prudent financial management paid off in... — Updated 12/22/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Village finances solid even with dip in revenues

Hinsdale officials say they will finish the 2020 fiscal year with a surplus despite tax revenues coming in nearly $1 million under budget. At a committee of the whole meeting Dec. 3, trustees and members of the village’s finance... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Feds enter legal battle over sober house

The village of Hinsdale has been sued by the U.S. Department of Justice under the Fair Housing Act for its effort to prohibit Trinity Sober Living from operating a group home in town. In its complaint filed Nov. 24 with the U.S.... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Village to pay for bridge upgrades

Customized retaining walls for the entrance to the proposed pedestrian bridge would cost Hinsdale about $25,000, or so village trustees thought. At Tuesday night’s village board meeting via Zoom, board members learned that... — Updated 11/18/2020


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Nov. 3, trustees: • adopted a 2020 property tax levy of $10,882,381 • awarded the design and construction observation engineering phases of the 2021 Eighth Street reconstruction... — Updated 11/11/2020


Scary scenarios to get your fright on this Oct. 31

It’s hard to imagine 2020 could get any scarier than it already is. But the never-ending pandemic will not deter us from our annual Halloween tradition of imagining a Hinsdale that is significantly more frightening than the one... — Updated 10/28/2020


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday night, trustees: • extended permission for restaurants to continue outdoor dining on village right-of-way and other public and private space to June 30, 2021 • deleted an... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Senior living plan nixed by village

For the second time in less than a month, a proposed planned development along the north side of Ogden Avenue in northwest Hinsdale has been rejected. At Tuesday’s village board meeting, developer Ryan Companies withdrew its... — Updated 10/7/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Ryan revises its senior living proposal

As the Hinsdale Plan Commission unanimously rejected one development proposed for a portion of the IBLP property on Ogden Avenue, the Hinsdale Village Board is poised to send them... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

New dealership eyed for Ogden Avenue

A used electric vehicle dealership could soon be pulling into Hinsdale. At Tuesday’s Hinsdale Village Board meeting, trustees heard about a plan to open Current Automotive at 300 E. Ogden Ave., the former home of Bill Jacobs... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Board eyes incentives to save homes

Hinsdale trustees have put to rest the idea of temporary ban on historic home teardowns. But village officials continue to explore ways to promote preservation of its vintage structures. At Tuesday night’s meeting, trustees... — Updated 8/12/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Trustees: moratorium not necessary

After asking the Hinsdale Plan Commission to consider a moratorium on the demolition of historic homes, most Hinsdale trustees are no longer interested in imposing one. Following hours of public comment during three virtual... — Updated 7/22/2020


This week's cover

Parking deck opens today — Village President Tom Cauley cuts the ribbon opening the new parking deck on Garfield Avenue near First Street with the help of assistant village... — Updated 7/16/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Now open: Hinsdale's new parking deck

After decades of debates about parking solutions, years of negotiation between the village and District 181, months of construction - and a global pandemic thrown in for good... — Updated 7/16/2020


Preservation friends, foes have input to offer

“Bueller? Bueller?” The Zoom public hearing about a potential moratorium on the demolition of historic homes reminded us a little of the film classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” as Hinsdale Plan Commission Chairman Steve... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Cauley proposes historic preservation plan

A week before plan commissioners finished their deliberations on a proposed moratorium to stop the demolition of historic homes, Village President Tom Cauley presented a draft ordinance designed to help preserve such homes. The... — Updated 7/1/2020


Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181 Among other business Monday, board members: • approved the three-year purchase of the Actively Learn digital curriculum platform for middle school language arts classes at a cost of $43,120.... — Updated 6/24/2020


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