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For decades, fans of college sports could only support their favorite players through cheers and applause. But adoption of the NCAA Name Image Likeness policy in 2021 opened up a... — Updated 1/25/2023

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - LINDSAY OLSON, ARTIST

How can art help illuminate the world of science? Artist Lindsay Olson had tried her best to steer clear of math and science subjects. Then about a decade ago, while canoing down... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Experts

Ask an expert - JON CARLSON, DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF

What is the new law regarding smoke alarms? Homeowners might have more than one reason why a smoke alarm isn't working. "They go dead maybe when you're on vacation, so you don't... — Updated 1/11/2023

 

Ask an expert - ANGEL RANGEL, MIXOLOGIST

What are some choices for NYE toasts? For centuries, the sparkling wine known as Champagne has been used to celebrate birthdays, promotions, marriages and of course, the arrival of... — Updated 12/28/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

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How can holiday trash be kept out of landfills? From the dazzling displays of decorations to the parties teeming with presents and plates of goodies, the holidays are not exactly a... — Updated 12/21/2022

 

Ask an expert - ANDREW FREDEL, MINISTER OF MUSIC

How does music enhance worship this time of year? As minister of music at Grace Episcopal Church, Andrew Fredel's primary job isn't to make music, but to encourage music making... — Updated 12/14/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - Jennifer Cutting, folk musician

What do you enjoy about performing this season? Folk musician and composer Jennifer Cutting was searching for songs that expressed the essence of the winter solstice, but found the... — Updated 12/7/2022

 

Ask an expert - CJ GRAD, JEWELRY DESIGNER

What's next after Caffray closes? Caffray Jewellers in Hinsdale's Grant Square has never been just about making and selling jewelry. The store's tagline is "making fine jewelry and... — Updated 11/30/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - MARGE CHAPELLO & MARILYN LINDBERG, CHURCH BIRTHDAY ORGANIZERS

What's involved in planning a church's 100th anniversary? While gathering materials for Hinsdale's Redeemer Lutheran Church's centennial, anniversary committee Co-chairs Marilyn... — Updated 11/22/2022

 

Ask an expert - Club Central - Devils' Advocate

Ideas for a news story can come from just about anywhere, including the walls of Hinsdale Central High School. For Taylor Levin, editor-in-chief of the Devils' Advocate student... — Updated 11/16/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert -MICKEY NORTON, STUDENT ACTOR

How has acting enriched your high school experience? An eccentric, sanctimonious woman with an alcohol problem? That's a character Mickey Norton can sink her teeth into. The Hinsdal... — Updated 11/9/2022

 

Ask an expert - DR. ZOHEB OSMAN, PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN

What is the best way to fight winter viruses? COVID no longer makes the daily headlines, but like the flu and other common viruses, it hasn't gone away. "I'm seeing a lot of... — Updated 11/2/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - Club Central

Dozens of Devils will dedicate a part of this Saturday to the community's greater good. The Hinsdale Central students will take part in school's annual Day of Service, a... — Updated 10/26/2022

 

Ask an expert - JERI LAU, ONCOLOGY EXERCISE SPECIALIST

How does exercise help cancer patients? Jeri Lau had several certifications and a successful personal training business when she added cancer exercise to her fitness arsenal. Encouraged by a friend, Lau approached Wellness House... — Updated 10/19/2022

 

Ask an expert - DEEPTI SURI, COOKING INSTRUCTOR

Is plant-based cooking worthwhile? One doesn't have to be vegetarian or vegan to appreciate plant-based dishes. A healthy diet can be full of flavor, as cooking instructor Deepti... — Updated 10/12/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - NICOLE SCHIEVER, EMERGENCY NURSE DIRECTOR

What does it take to be an emergency nurse? Nicole Schiever, nurse director of AdventHealth Hinsdale's emergency department, summed up the typical state of her work environment in... — Updated 10/5/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - BRIAN STANTON, MARATHON RUNNER

How do you prepare for a marathon? When Brian Stanton moved to Hinsdale last year from Charlotte, N.C., the avid distance runner was unfamiliar with the area's best training... — Updated 9/28/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - DEBRA DUDEK, GENEAOLOGIST

What should people know about genealogy research? Genealogy specialist Debra Dudek was enlisted to help a woman find where her late father was buried. "There had been a divorce and... — Updated 9/14/2022

 

Ask an expert - It takes a village - ANDRIANNA PETERSON, ASSISTANT VILLAGE MANAGER

From the time she was a kid, municipal government has interested Andrianna Peterson, Hinsdale's newly hired assistant village manager. "My mother was an employee of the city of... — Updated 9/7/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - CHERYL JOYAL, FOLK FEST CO-PRODUCER

What is the Fox Valley Music & Storytelling Festival? Hinsdale is going unplugged this weekend - musically speaking - when it plays host to one of the largest folk music events... — Updated 8/31/2022

 

Ask an expert - MAGGIE GERTH, ENTREPRENEUR

What inspired your new suitcase design? Hinsdale resident Maggie Gerth spent several years as an investment banker, but no one needs to be good at math to know that six people, six... — Updated 8/24/2022

 

Ask and expert - Donovan Laux, fashion designer

When preparing to venture outside the house, people will often remind one another that "it's not a fashion show." That statement doesn't apply to Donovan Laux of Hinsdale. For this... — Updated 8/17/2022

 

Ask an Expert - It takes a village NINA SZAFLARSKI, ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ANALYST

There's no such thing as a typical day in the life of Nina Szaflarski, administrative services analyst at the Hinsdale Police Department. "Whatever comes up, I go with it," said... — Updated 8/10/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    Experts

Ask an expert - It takes a village - ALISON BROTHEN, VILLAGE FINANCE DIRECTOR

After college Alison Brothen was having trouble reconciling her accounting degree with a job opportunity. One day, while manning a fitness club front desk in the interim, Brothen... — Updated 8/3/2022

 

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