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Ask an expert - business profile - Koshgarian Rug Cleaners

As the rain continued to fall Sunday night, Jordan Koshgarian's phone continued to ring. Peoples' homes had water where it didn't belong, and they knew to turn to the century-old... — Updated 5/20/2020


Ask an expert - business profile - Sweet Ali's Gluten-Free Bakery

The majority of the sales at Hinsdale's Sweet Ali's Gluten-Free Bakery have historically come from walk-in patrons. When COVID-19 altered that history two months ago, owner Ali... — Updated 5/13/2020


Ask an expert - business profile - Vern Goers Greenhouse

For more than 50 years Hinsdaleans have turned to the experts at Vern Goers Greenhouse for their gardening needs. And while things are a bit different this time around, owner Phil... — Updated 5/6/2020


Ask an expert - business profile - The Fruit Store

While businesses everywhere scramble to reinvent themselves in light of the COVID-19 lockdown, John Yurchak said it's pretty much business as usual at The Fruit Store in Hinsdale -... — Updated 4/29/2020


Ask an expert - business profile - King Keyser

Just a few months ago, cycling was a way for Rick Johnson, co-owner of King Keyser in Hinsdale, to get outdoors and stay in shape. Now, it's become his business. Cycling and bike... — Updated 4/22/2020


Ask an expert - business profile - Cafe La Fortuna

Cafe la Fortuna owner Angela Lavelli said she didn't think her Hinsdale business would be able to continue operations when Illinois eateries were ordered to cease dine-in service... — Updated 4/15/2020


Ask an expert - business profile - Hinsdale Wine Shop

Many Facebook pages are filled with inspirational messages or coronavirus jokes. Sean Chaudhry's reads like a promotional piece for Hinsdale businesses. Last week, he enjoyed... — Updated 4/14/2020


Ask an expert - business profile - Fuller's Home and Hardware

During this season of social distancing and sheltering in place, operating a small business has arguably never been more challenging. Paula Goss, owner and manager of Fuller's Home... — Updated 4/14/2020



What is the goal of the American Nutrition Association? A healthy diet isn't one-size-fits-all. That's something that Michael Stroka learned the hard way. Despite eating what he... — Updated 4/14/2020


Ask an expert - agent profile - Larysa Domino, broker, @ Properties

Larysa Domino's career as a real estate broker is a convergence of all the things she loves - people, her community, her family and finance. "It's been a great fit for me," said... — Updated 3/25/2020


Ask the experts - Chief John Giannelli & Firefighter Bob Patitucci

How is the fire department responding to COVID-19? Residents reaching out to 911 with a health emergency during this time of heightened vigilance may be asked a number of... — Updated 3/18/2020


Ask an expert - Daniel Leung, speech team member

What's the secret to speech team success? Last year's IHSA state speech final was triumphant for Hinsdale Central, which took home the first place trophy. But team member Daniel... — Updated 3/4/2020



What has a hearing impairment taught you? Hinsdale's Kayleigh Excell doesn't communicate with sign language or have trouble verbalizing her thoughts. The Hinsdale Central senior's... — Updated 2/27/2020


Ask an expert - Dr. Noura Dabbouseh, cardiologist

How can people care for their hearts? February is National Heart Month, a nudge for people to show some love to their cardiovascular system. Cardiologist and Hinsdale Central... — Updated 2/19/2020


Ask an expert - Gabrielle Tufano, art instructor

Gabrielle Tufano loved painting and drawing, but as a college student, her hobby didn't have a place on her intended career path. Teaching art certainly never crossed the science ma... — Updated 2/12/2020


Ask an expert - Lisa Hikes, guidance counselor

What's it like being a school counselor? Lisa Hikes works in the "heart" of Hinsdale Central High School. That's how her former boss described the counseling department, anyway,... — Updated 2/5/2020


Ask an expert - Business profile - Kaehler Luggage

Locks on steamer trunks don't last forever. That simple fact was the start of a family business that's been around for 100 years. Kaehler Luggage got its start when Walter Gustav... — Updated 1/29/2020


Ask an expert - Andrea Sidorow, Giving Circle co-chair

How does the West Suburban Giving Circle work? Since 1985 the Chicago Foundation for Women has worked to improve the community through its support of organizations that benefit... — Updated 1/23/2020


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What is the best way to start the new year off right? “My personal recommendation on how to improve your health is start small. If your goal is to lose weight, build muscle or just be healthier, start with small goals. Find a... — Updated 1/23/2020


Restaurant profile - Wild Ginger

Saturday may be the Chinese New Year, but at Hinsdale's Wild Ginger Asian restaurant, owner Lisa Fang is celebrating her establishment's sixth year of serving dishes from China,... — Updated 1/22/2020


Ask an expert - Dan Thommpson, ecologist

What danger do coyotes present to people and pets? Even if you haven't seen one, chances are there are coyotes living in your neighborhood. Dan Thompson, ecologist with the DuPage C... — Updated 1/15/2020


Ask an expert - Michael Gershbein, organization guru

How can apps help people start 2020 off right? It's that special time in a year's infancy when people realize the new is lot like the old, and those best-laid resolutions are gettin... — Updated 1/8/2020


Ask an expert - Brian King, Hinsdale Police Chief

What do citizens need to know about the legalization of marijuana? On Jan. 1, recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Illinois. The Hinsdalean asked Hinsdale Police Chief Brian... — Updated 12/23/2019


Ask an expert - Christmas worship services

When and where are Christmas worship services? From a 2 p.m. Christmas Eve live nativity service to a noon Catholic Mass Christmas Day, Hinsdale churches are offering a variety of... — Updated 12/18/2019


Ask the experts - Iris Sagrado & Glenn Stears, financial planners

What are some end-of-year financial tips? Investors have a lot to celebrate in 2019, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up nearly 20 percent this year. But with big gains come th... — Updated 12/11/2019


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