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Rockin' and stompin' in the park - Musician Super Stolie brought her music and energy to Hinsdale's Lunch on the Lawn concert series June 16 in Burlington Park. Stolie had the... — Updated 6/23/2021


Good news

WELLNESS HOUSE RECEIVES GRANT Wellness House of Hinsdale received a $2,500 grant from the DuPage Foundation. The foundation last month awarded a record $702,860 in grants to 37 area nonprofit agencies through its Community Needs... — Updated 6/23/2021


Hinsdale's Burlington park provides picture perfect place for fine arts show

The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce held its 48th annual Fine Arts Festival in Burlington Park on June 5 and 6. More than 80 vendors filled the park with everything from ceramics to... — Updated 6/23/2021


Two new COVID-19 cases reported in town

Two new Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported one new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported one new case. That brings the total number... — Updated 6/23/2021


Railroad work to close Stough Street crossing

The Stough Street railroad grade crossing will be closed for maintenance July 8-18. Track replacement will occur the weekend of July 10-11 during the day when traffic volumes are at their lowest levels. The grade crossing... — Updated 6/23/2021


Weekly agenda

The Hinsdale Village Board, Community Consolidated District 181 Board and Hinsdale High School District 86 Board are not scheduled to meet the week of June 28 to July 2.... — Updated 6/23/2021


Pool closed for swim meet this weekend

The Hinsdale Community Pool will be closed June 25-27 for the annual Hinsdale Swim Cliub meet. Pool members and residents will be able to use the pool at Five Seassons, 6901 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge, as an alternative swim... — Updated 6/23/2021


Fourth of July parade set for the 3rd in village

The village of Hinsdale will hold its annual Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 3, starting at 10 a.m. The parade will follow its traditional route, kicking off from Sixth Street and Garfield Avenue, traveling north to... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Sandy Illian Bosch    News 

Gardening adds color to lives and lawns

With flowers as the palette and her yard as the canvas, Janet Roxworthy thinks of her garden as a painting in progress. "I'm always tweaking. There's always something to do, always... — Updated 6/23/2021


Once upon a time

A little bit of France - This home at 314 N. Lincoln St. was built for William D. Gates, founder and president of American Terra Cotta Company. Not surprislingly, the entire... — Updated 6/23/2021


Third arrest made in dealership burglaries

The Hinsdale Police Department has arrested a 15-year-old male Chicago resident in connection with the May 17 burglaries to the Land Rover and Continental Motors dealerships on Ogde... — Updated 6/23/2021


Hinsdale hikers find adventure near, far

A long walk can be a great way to sort out one's thoughts and make plans for the future. During his gap year between high school and college, William Seppanen of Hinsdale did just t... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

New board members reject integrated math

Students in Hinsdale High School District 86 will continue to learn math in a traditional course sequence. In a split 4-3 vote June 9, the District 86 Board directed instructors to abandon the plan approved by the board last... — Updated 6/16/2021


D181 hires new administrator to handle human resources

Gina Herrmann has been hired by Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board to serve as assistant superintendent of human resources effective July 1. Herrmann comes to... — Updated 6/16/2021


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Madame Tussauds opens at The Lane - Fourth-graders from The Lane school created their own outdoor wax museum last month. The students researched and wrote about historical figures,... — Updated 6/16/2021


History in our backyard

Hinsdale: The 2020 Experience, presented by the Hinsdale Historical Society and the District 181 Foundation, opened last night at Immanuel Hall. Ashton and Frank Rozich were some... — Updated 6/16/2021


Only one new case of COVID-19 in past week

One new Hinsdale resident has tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported no new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported one new case. That brings the total number of... — Updated 6/16/2021


Next week

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, June 21 Hinsdale Middle School 100 S. Garfield Ave. On the draft agenda: approve 2021-22 budget, math pilot update, HMS Windhover sculpture,... — Updated 6/16/2021


Once upon a time

Early dining - From Sandy Williams book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is this photo of the Old Spinning Wheel restaurant located on Ogden just west of the tollway. "The original... — Updated 6/16/2021


Congratulations, graduates!

Alex Trainer shakes hands with classmates as they head to the stage to hear their names read during the Hinsdale Middle School graduation June 10 at Westmont High School's outdoor... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

Liquor code updates mulled by trustees

Hinsdale eateries Egg Harbor and Yia Yia’s Pancake House would like to serve cocktails like mimosas and Bloody Marys to their morning breakfast patrons. But under the class B liquor license each currently possesses, alcohol consu... — Updated 6/16/2021


Good news

RANDELL INDUCTED INTO PHI KAPPA PHI Mia Randell of Hinsdale was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Randell was initiated at... — Updated 6/16/2021


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Spring cleaning - While many kids enjoy climbing on top of the statue of Robert Frost in Burlington Park, this group decided it was best to give Frost a spring cleanup. Using water... — Updated 6/10/2021


Good news

VIRTUAL WHIRL RAISES $1.1 MILLION This year, the Chicago Zoological Society celebrated its 40th anniversary of the Whirl, its largest annual fundraiser. The event, co-hosted by the society’s board of trustees and Women’s Board,... — Updated 6/9/2021


Once upon a time

Cheers! - It wasn't that long ago where the only place you could be served a drink with your meal was at the Cypress on Ogden Avenue and County Line Road. According to Sandy... — Updated 6/9/2021


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