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Software CEO loves to learn, help others

Employers aren't only concerned with what they can get from their employees. Good employers also want to ensure their employees are getting all they can from their workplace.... — Updated 9/15/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Local resident brings his passion to the playhouse

British ex-pat John Baderman operated lighting and sound for community theaters back in his native London, including for his uncle's troupe, which performed shows in a synagogue. Af... — Updated 9/8/2021


Wett brings decades of experience to The Community House

Alana Wett's 32-year career is driven by one simple fact. "I just really like to help people," said Wett, the new director of philanthropy at The Community House. Wett, who joined... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Resident's volunteer work gives community a boost

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time. They just have the heart." That quote hangs in the mudroom of the Anderson family's Hinsdale home. The words resonate keenly with mom... — Updated 8/25/2021


Vocalists don't let COVID stop the music

Grace Richards and Vyktoria Saulis have always found ways to share their love of song with the world around them. A pandemic wasn’t going to change that. Richards and Saulis are... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Longtime resident has seen town grow up

The north end of Hinsdale felt more rural than suburban when Virginia Feller and her husband, Bernie, moved there in the 1950s. "This was like a country town then," said the... — Updated 8/11/2021


Stories keep family close through pandemic

Living across the ocean from your family is hard enough. Add a global pandemic, and keeping in touch becomes a real challenge, especially for those who aren't yet old enough to... — Updated 8/4/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

After amplified career, vocalist coaches others' voices

Singer Patricia Hurd had just returned to Chicago from a multi-year working tour of Europe in the late 1980s. She needed to earn some money before pursuing a new opportunity across... — Updated 7/28/2021


Desire to help draws Renehan to public service

Running for office wasn't always part of Julie Renehan's plan, but doing what she could to help her community was. In 2017, she determined the best way to do that was to pursue a... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale woman meets youth in the midst of pain

Nancy Parkinson has learned that helping children heal from the loss of a loved one is less about leading and more about listening. "Really what you're there for is to just... — Updated 7/14/2021


Hinsdale woman's book helps travelers capture memories

Looking back on her adventures is one of the many things that Barbara Riegger loves about travel. But sometimes, photos and videos just don't tell the story. "I wanted a journal... — Updated 7/7/2021


TransUnion executive joins board of American Red Cross

Everyone is just one storm, one fire or one accident away from needing the services of the American Red Cross. That's why Hinsdale resident Hilary Chidi makes membership on the... — Updated 6/30/2021


Teen recognized for women's wellness outreach

Volunteering and community service are important parts of Shriya Mehta's life. Period. The Hinsdale Central High School rising senior recently received the National Community... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Local dad relishes rewards of parenting

Nick Newlin had a rather strenuous introduction to fatherhood 19 years ago with the birth of his daughter, Emmanuelle. "She didn't sleep outside of our arms for the first two, if... — Updated 6/16/2021


Hinsdale teen quite happy to be back on stage

Julianna Waters is eager to play the Cat this weekend in Stage Door Fine Arts' "Honk" at The Community House. She got a taste of being in front of a live audience last week as a mem... — Updated 6/9/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Woman keeps watch over village's prairie parcel

Bison aren't roaming through Hinsdale these days, but a vestige of the landscape they once inhabited survives on the western edge of the village: the Hinsdale Prairie. "That's not... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale native is one happy camper as outdoor guide

George Bull fell in love with the great outdoors as a 12-year-old summer camper, backpacking the Grand Tetons of Wyoming. So much so that the Hinsdale native and recent University... — Updated 5/19/2021


Volunteering a second career for Hofmann

When Cathy Coyne Hofmann discovered that Southern Illinois University offered a degree in communications, she knew she had found a path for her education and a channel for her love... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale mom finds artful blessings in being a parent

For Allison Peters, motherhood has been an evolution, with each stage having its joys and struggles. "I don't know that it gets better. It gets different," remarked the mom of... — Updated 5/5/2021


Group helps make Hinsdale feel like home

Patti Kolewe discovered Newcomers and Neighbors of the Greater Hinsdale Area not long after becoming a newcomer herself. Just months after she and husband Ort moved to Hinsdale from... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Hinsdale was love at first sight for Seman

Stewart Seman was stuck in rush hour traffic on Route 83 one day while driving from the northern suburbs back to his Calumet City home. That's when he got his first view of... — Updated 4/21/2021


Hinsdale resident helps deliver 'Annie's' message of hope

The musical "Annie" is a story of hope and the country's recovery from a dark time - a fitting theme for Nazareth Academy's 2021 spring musical, said Hinsdale resident and cast... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds

Those grieving invited by resident to step into healing

Several years ago Hinsdale's Christine Marzullo was at Robbins Park, taking pictures of her then-2-year-old son as he spun with delight as only a toddler can. A close look at her... — Updated 4/7/2021


Loss propels Hinsdale woman into helping others overcome

The death of Molly Haunty's friend and sister-in-law in 2015 launched her into a group to which no one wants to belong. Like so many others, Haunty's life had been touched by... — Updated 3/31/2021


The Lane fifth-grader qualifies for National Spelling Bee

Srinidhi Rao's lifelong love of language began when she was still eating from a high chair. Even as a toddler, she loved spelling words. Now a fifth grader at The Lane School,... — Updated 3/24/2021


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