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A time for toddlers — Marty Quirk gets a quick snuggle from a playful puppet puppy dog during Toddler Time at the Hinsdale Public Library. About a dozen toddlers enjoyed the books, along with the...

 

Once upon a time

You’ve come a long way — The Hinsdale Humane Society has roots back to 1953 when six Hinsdale women were not happy with the condition of the local dog pound. The “shack” had no hot water, a...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    September 19, 2019 

Dist. 86 favors 10-lane pool at Central

The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board has given the green light for a 10-lane pool at Hinsdale Central, following administrators’ recommendation but departing from a pre-referendum pledge to build a six-lane swimming facility to match the one...

 

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STUDENTS NAMED SEMIFINALISTS Fifteen Hinsdale Central High School students have been named semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Chelsea Biala, Thomas Clark, Catherine Collins, Lucy Fischer, Jessy Huang, Kevin...

 

Toddlers enjoy their time at library

About a dozen toddlers attended Toddler Time last week at the Hinsdale Public Library. Patty Lawley a youth services librarian, reads the book "Bark, George" by Jules Feiffer to the group. Blake...

 

Fair winds and following seas, Mr. George

Friends and family gathered at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood Friday for a final salute to one of Hinsdale’s most beloved World War II veterans. George Hogrewe was born and raised in...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    September 19, 2019 

Cannabis shops not welcome in town

Hinsdale trustees Tuesday signaled unified support for prohibiting recreational cannabis-related businesses within the village. During a first read discussion of an ordinance to ban such establishments, trustees said the village should opt out of...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    September 19, 2019 

D181 budget shows slight increase in spending

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 plans to spend just a little more than $1 million more on operating expenses in fiscal year 2019-20 than it did last year. The school board voted 6-0...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Finance Commission special meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft agenda: discussion of budget assumptions for the 2020 annual budget Hinsdale Firefighters Pension Board 9 a.m. Wednesday,...

 

Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board Among other business Monday, board members: • voted to amend the school calendar to move the March 6 teacher institute day to Feb. 28 to coordinate with professional development offered by the...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    September 19, 2019 

Hinsdale teammates catch NFL dreams

The National Football League is back in action, and Hinsdale is well-represented. Among the local products competing are former Hinsdale Central standouts and teammates Ian Bunting and Thomas Ives....

 

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If dogs could fly - Cash, a golden doodle, came close to flight Saturday morning at the Hinsdale Pool. While many dogs enjoyed a quick dip, Cash was all in as he lept and bounced around the pool with...

 

Once upon a time

Scouts honor - Members of Hinsdale's Boy and Girl Scout troops gathered on the steps of the Memorial Building for this group portrait in 1942 or 1943. Do you have a Hinsdale photo that is at least 25...

 

Good news

FINAL TENNIS FUN FEST A SUCCESS The Tiernan Kelly 14th annual Tennis Fun Fest held at Hinsdale Racquet Club Aug. 10 raised more than $9,000 for the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. The foundation has 55 locations in 19 states and serves...

 

Village: Sober house violates zoning

A home for recovering alcoholics and addicts at 111 N. Grant St. violates Hinsdale’s zoning code, contends Village President Tom Cauley, and is the subject of a complaint in DuPage County Circuit Court. The R-4 residential district in which...

 

Hoop dreams raise money for The Community House

The annual 3-on-3 tournament was held at The Community House last month. The tournament drew almost 300 players from 12 nearby communities, who competed on 71 teams and played in 122 games. Katherine...

 

Casten offers update on work at Capitol

Sean Casten and his wife, Kara, have spent the past couple of weeks helping their daughters - Gwen, a high school sophomore, and Audrey, a sixth-grader - acclimate to the new school year. Gwen has a...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    September 12, 2019

Tollway work to rebuild BNSF bridge underway

Advance work began last week on work to rebuild the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Bridge over Interstate 294 as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway widening project. The Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the bridge, which carries the...

 

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 District office 115 W. 55th St., Clarendon Hills On the draft agenda: LEAP teacher presentation (6 p.m.), public hearing and approval of 2019-20 budget, sixth-day enrollment...

 

Judge paves way for Sterigenics to reopen

SPRINGFIELD — A DuPage County judge approved a consent order Friday that will allow Sterigenics, a medical supply sterilization company linked to increased cancer rates in the Willowbrook area, to reopen if it meets stringent new requirements....

 

The dog days of summer

Dogs of all sizes got a chance to take a dip in the pool Saturday in the park and recreation department's Dog Days of Summer event at the Hinsdale Pool. Luke Antinossi was amazed by the endless...

 

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It was a great night for this Red Devil little sister - Grayson Contreras was decked out in her finest Red Devil gear and brought her own sign to help cheer on her big brother, Braden, who is a wide...

 

Trustees mull disbanding village's EDC

With only two members currently serving on the village’s economic development commission, Hinsdale trustees wonder whether the group has outlived its purpose. “There have been challenges with both recruiting members to the commission and getting...

 

Utility pole fire knocks out power to businesses, homes

Hinsdale firefighters responded to a utility pole fire Friday afternoon on Third Street between Washington and Lincoln streets. Firefighters had to wait about an hour for ComEd to arrive to shut the...

 

Once upon a time

Top of their class - In 1911 the Hinsdale Township High School members of Mu Delta Sigma gathered for a photograph. They are (top row) Walter Schmidt, Asa Phelps, Ed Hildebrand, Dana Blayney, Bob...

 

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