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Ask an expert - RON LIEBER, FINANCIAL COLUMNIST

How should families approach the college search? New York Times financial columnist Ron Lieber and his wife had set aside money for their daughters' college education, and he'd... — Updated 1/19/2022

 

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

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 offi... — Updated 1/13/2022

 

Ask an expert - JAMIE NOVAK, PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER

How should people approach home organization? 2022 is the year, right? The year to get organized, declutter and find peace through purging. Nice dream, but slow that reduction... — Updated 1/5/2022

 

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When and where are Christmas worship services? Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship services are back in person for 2021 after many went virtual last year because of COVID-19 saf... — Updated 12/22/2021

 

Ask an expert - JENNIFER CAVE, HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

What is the goal of Mental Health month at Central? Students and faculty at Hinsdale Central and South high schools are seeing green this month, and it has nothing to do with... — Updated 12/15/2021

 

Ask an expert - MARY BETH COPELAND, SASS-N-CLASS OWNER

Why have Christmas cards endured as a holiday tradition? In 1943, according to London's Victoria and Albert Museum, an artist was commissioned to create 1,000 engraved holiday cards... — Updated 12/8/2021

 

Ask an expert - JAMIE QUINN, D'APRILE PROPERTIES

Jamie Quinn got her start in real estate seven years ago, but selling Hinsdale to homebuyers is something she's been preparing for her whole life. "There's probably no one who... — Updated 12/1/2021

 

Ask an expert - Business Profile - The Courtyard

Following the 1990 founding of Hinsdale's Wellness House, the agency needed a reliable stream of funding to help sustain its mission of supporting cancer patients. Sisters Shelia... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Ask an expert - TONI COX, PASTRY CHEF, BAKERY OWNER

What makes a great Thanksgiving dessert? Fancy, elaborate desserts certainly have their place at the holiday table. But they aren't what comes to mind when pastry chef Toni Marie... — Updated 11/17/2021

 

Ask an expert - ERIN LUNDIN, HINSDALE CENTRAL ENGLISH & DRAMA TEACHER

What's it like returning to live shows? A canceled Hinsdale Central musical in 2020 and an exclusively virtual one last spring has primed students and audiences for a theater... — Updated 11/10/2021

 

Ask an expert - It takes a village

After 15 years as a stay-at-home mom and a short stint in the real estate world, Jacqueline Gale wasn't sure where life would lead her next in early 2018. A chat with her cousin,... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

Ask an expert - Business profile - Elysian Travel

Sisters and Hinsdale residents Trish Injaychock and Courtney McCarthy understand the elements of an unforgettable vacation, and their clients trust them to deliver. As the owners... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Ask the experts - EMMA FRANCIS AND HARRISON GIANARES, HIGH SCHOOL THESPIANS

After more than a year of virtual performances, the Nazareth Academy theater program returns to the stage Oct. 28-30 with "Clue." Inspired by the well-known board game, "Clue" is a... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Ask an expert - KATIE GARVEY, SCIENCE TEACHER

Why is earth science important? Years ago Hinsdale Middle School science teacher Katie Garvey was at her childhood Orland Park home when she felt the structure sway from a passing... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Ask an expert - JILL OTTO, LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

How do support groups help those on the cancer journey? Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are told they have cancer. Yet when the diagnosis hits close to home, it can... — Updated 10/7/2021

 

Ask an expert - DR. NISHI SAHGAL, MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

How can we stay healthy this flu season? The 2020-21 seasonal flu season was among the most mild ever thanks to COVID-19 safety protocols and a population primed to get flu shots. B... — Updated 9/29/2021

 

Ask an expert - SUZY MARCUS, JAMESON SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

While her mother was building a career helping people buy and sell houses in and around Hinsdale, Suzy Marcus was helping owners turn those houses into homes. Five years ago, the... — Updated 9/23/2021

 

Ask an expert - TOM LYNCH, 11TH DISTRICT COMMANDER

What does the American Legion do for vets? Last weekend's 20th anniversary 9/11 commemorations reminded Americans both of the tremendous loss suffered and the stirring acts of... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

It takes a village - JOHN GIANNELLI, FIRE CHIEF

The best thing about John Giannelli's job as Hinsdale fire chief is the opportunity to help someone in need. The worst part, Giannelli said, is witnessing that need for help.... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

Ask an expert - PAUL SIRVATKA, METEOROLOGY PROFESSOR

Why is weather fascinating? With New Orleans and the Louisiana coast picking up the pieces after Hurricane Ida's devastating blow, severe weather events are top of mind for many.... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

It takes a village - LOURDES GARCIA, BUILDING INSPECTOR

If there's a new pergola, patio or pool being built anywhere in Hinsdale, Lourdes Garcia knows all about it. As the village's building inspector and code enforcement officer, it's... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

It takes a village - SAMMY HANZEL, RECREATION SUPERVISOR

Anyone who has attended Hinsdale's Fourth of July celebration, sifted through the parks brochure or clicked on the village's website has witnessed firsthand the work of Sammy... — Updated 8/18/2021

 

It takes a village - BETHANY SALMON, VILLAGE PLANNER

As Hinsdale's village planner, Bethany Salmon is helping the village prepare for the future while keeping one eye solidly focused on the past. Salmon's job is to protect the... — Updated 8/11/2021

 

It takes a village - BRIAN KING, POLICE CHIEF

At the time of the infamous Brown's Chicken Massacre in Palatine in early 1993, Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King was a detective with the Wilmette Police Department. The horrific in... — Updated 8/4/2021

 

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