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 By Ken Knutson    Experts 

Ask an expert - LIZ HEINECKE, AUTHOR

What should we know about Loie Fuller? Loie Fuller was born before Hinsdale was, on a chilly January night in 1862 at the Castle Inn near what is now the village intersection of... — Updated 6/22/2022

 

Add 'Vote in primary' to Tuesday's to-do list

We’re glad it’s not our job to predict voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary. “What?” you say. “There’s an election on Tuesday?” Yes, so after you drop the kids off for swimming lessons or summer camp, make sure to swi... — Updated 6/22/2022

 
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Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business at their June 14 meeting, trustees: • unanimously voted to grant the home at 121 S. County Line Road — commonly known as The Bagley House — local landmark designation, as... — Updated 6/22/2022

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports June 15. DUI arrests • Sonia L. Thompson, 30, 7925 S. Vernon Ave., Chicago, was arrested for felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a revoked... — Updated 6/15/2022

 

Early voting for June 28 primary underway

Hinsdale Village Hall, 19 E. Chicago Ave., is serving as an early voting location for any DuPage County resident. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through June 25. For a full list of early... — Updated 6/15/2022

 

This week's cover

A quick hug for Robert - Ellie Stern visited the Hinsdale Farmers Market Monday morning, along with her grandmother, and stopped by the Robert Frost statue in Burlington Park. The... — Updated 6/15/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Uniquely Thursdays turns 20

In 2002 the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce launched a weekly summer series of live concerts in the village's downtown business district in an effort to build community and energize th... — Updated 6/15/2022

 

American Legion grateful for community's support

Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 extends gratitude for community support to facilitate a meaningful Memorial Day. Special recognition is given to The Hinsdalean for the beautiful ad published and for providing an effective sound... — Updated 6/15/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Resident has learned value of close community

Soon after returning to Hinsdale with his family from a six-year overseas work assignment, Bob Hooks went to pick up some groceries. "Paper or plastic?" the cashier inquired. "I'll... — Updated 6/15/2022

 

Village signs new contract with police

The Hinsdale Village Board and Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council have signed a new three-year deal that provides a 2.5-percent increase in the first year. The tentative contract, which covers 18 police officers... — Updated 6/15/2022

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Village Board 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. https://www.villageofhinsdale.org On the draft agenda: KLM dog park hours, FOP contract, outdoor dining permits, designate The Bagley House a... — Updated 6/8/2022

 

Mom finds niche preparing kids for kindergarten

After spending months with a classroom full of 3-year-olds, summer is a particularly quiet time for Kathy Behrens, teaching assistant at Hinsdale Covenant Preschool. Behrens was a... — Updated 6/8/2022

 

Once upon a time

A nutty idea - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows the home located at 219 E. Third St., which was built in 1887 by a "public-spirited" Deming... — Updated 6/8/2022

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

New date and new district for voters

Winter coats are common attire for Illinois residents when they head to the polls for the primary election. They won’t be necessary this year. The Illinois primary, which typically takes place March 15, was moved to June 28 when... — Updated 6/2/2022

 

Real estate sales

Deeds for these properties in Hinsdale and Golfview Hills were recorded in DuPage County from April 26 to May 19. 1. 240 Meadowbrook Lane, Chong Zhang and Anne Tong to Joseph, Ada, Maureen and Najib Albina, April 26, $825,000 2.... — Updated 6/1/2022

 

Hinsdale ready to shine with summer sensations

After a chilly April and soggy May, summer can’t come fast enough for most of us. Although the season doesn’t officially move in until June 21, the unofficial Memorial Day weekend kickoff sure was steamy enough to get us... — Updated 6/1/2022

 
 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

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Free parking coming to downtown

The need to forage for loose change in order to park on downtown Hinsdale streets will soon be in the rearview mirror. On June 1, the village's new three-hour parking zone takes... — Updated 5/25/2022

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Bank building once home to fire station

Ever notice the stars in relief on the top corners of the front door of 25 E. First St.? Or the red bell mounted on the brick wall? Both are clues as to the original use of the... — Updated 5/25/2022

 

Once upon a time

Early multi-use building - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of the hook and ladder group in front of the town hall at 25 E. First St. about... — Updated 5/25/2022

 

Mary Martha Gill Teschner

Mary Martha Gill Teschner, 91, a former longtime Hinsdale resident, died peacefully May 12, 2022, in Naperville. A dedicated art educator - especially for children - Mary was a... — Updated 5/18/2022

 

New outdoor dining standards earn five stars

Before long, the streets of downtown Hinsdale will be dotted with brightly colored umbrellas as restaurants resume al fresco dining. OK, the umbrellas won’t be brightly colored (the village prefers neutral tones). But the... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Outdoor dining plans get trustees' nod

Hinsdale trustees Tuesday approved several outdoor dining permits as local eateries look to capitalize on the al fresco enthusiasm that’s been a byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic. The permit applications were submitted with... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

All aboard! Ride back in time at depot

Hinsdale may straddle the county line, but it was the train line that truly put the village on the map. The mid-19th-century decision by Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Village raises pay levels in 'tough market'

Feeling the impact of the tight labor market, Hinsdale officials have boosted village pay rates in a bid to stay competitive with other municipalities. At the May 3 village board meeting, trustees approved increases to the pay... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

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