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A colorful walk - The colors were flying all around The Community House Sunday morning. This year the Walk the Walk for Mental Health took on a splash of color as the more than 400... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
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Hinsdale shows its true colors to support Walk the Walk for Mental Health

Walk the Walk for Mental Health to support the counseling programs at The Community House bursted out in full color Sunday morning. More than 400 walkers took part in the event.... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
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Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181 Board Among other business Monday night, board members: • approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2023 to be placed on public display. The spending plan anticipates $80 million in revenue... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
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Clarification

In last week’s Ask an Expert, Dr. Benjamin Levy, speaking about a patient’s move to hospice care, intended to say, “When a patient goes to hospice, they realize it’s the end of their hospital care and a transition to... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
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Hinsdale Plan Commission 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft agenda: public hearing on Vine Street Station proposal, finding and recommendations on exterior appearance and site plan review... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
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Increase in positive case counts is slowing

The DuPage County Health Department reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 in Hinsdale over the past week, bringing the total number of cases in the DuPage County portion of Hinsdale to 3,566, compared to 3,513 last week. The Cook... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
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Once upon a time

B.C. - before coffee - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is taken from the corner of Hinsdale Avenue and Washington Street facing east. "Hinsdale... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
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Hinsdale firefighters quickly extinguish trailer fire

Hinsdale firefighters were called out before 5 a.m. Thursday, May 19, to extinguish a truck whose trailer was on fire on First Street. The truck was about to make a delivery to... — 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

 
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YOUTH AWARD $30,000 IN GRANTS Sixty students participating in Community Memorial Foundation’s youth philanthropy program have awarded $30,000 in grant funding to four local nonprofit organizations working to meet people’s... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
 By Ken Knutson    News 

Dist. 86 board OKs early release plan

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board members last week signed off on 2022-23 school calendar that includes 15 early release days. The 5-2 vote in favor of the schedule, as part of its approval of the district’s three-year... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
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D86 board hires new head of student services

Kari Smith will be the new assistant superintendent of student services in Hinsdale High School District 86 effective July 1. Smith, whose appointment was approved by the school board May 12, will replace Brad Verthein, who is... — 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

 

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New look, new location — The Windhover took off for its facelift on Monday, April 4. It returned, sporting a new and improved look, to its new pad on Third Street in front of... — Updated 5/11/2022

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

New board plants seeds for the future

On a rainy April Friday, students at Hinsdale Central High School were digging holes to plant seeds and perennials near the rain gardens along 55th Street. The hope is that this... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board Among other business April 28, board members: • decided against pulling the public Freedom of Information Act request log, which includes documents supplied in response to those requests,... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Letter carrier robbed at gunpoint on Monday

Hinsdale police are investigating a robbery to a postal carrier near the intersection of Stough and Hinsdale Avenue at 1:19 Monday afternoon. The offender was described as an adult male Hispanic with a facial covering and a knit... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Zion Candyland preschool prom a sweet event

Children attending the Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Education Center's Candyland preschool prom at the Hinsdale Golf Club April 29 were treated to a full menu of prom activities.... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

COVID-19 case counts continue upward climb

The DuPage County Health Department reported 77 new cases of COVID-19 in Hinsdale over the past week. That brings the total number of cases in the DuPage County portion of Hinsdale to 3,513, compared to 3,436 last week. The Cook... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Correction

The names of John Hughes and Lucas Smith were inadvertently switched in two photo captions in the May 5 sports feature. The photos of the two also were switched in the graphic that ran on the main sports page.... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, May 16 Hinsdale Middle School, 100 S. Garfield Ave. https://www.d181.org On the draft agenda: budget presentation/approval of tentative budget for display, 2022-23... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Stalwart school recalls an era gone by

Almost 100 years ago, the first students walked to their first day of classes at Monroe School. "It was a great and important day in 1928 when the pupils in Maple School packed thei... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Once upon a time

A teardown ahead of its time - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows a home where the Memorial Building currently is located. "Built for C.T.... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

One killed, four injured after train hits truck at Clarendon Hills crossing

Hinsdale firefighters and police responded to assist Clarendon Hills personnel with a fatal accident involving a train and truck shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday. According to... — Updated 5/11/2022

 
 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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