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 News    April 2, 2020 

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A window filled with love - Kaela, Brayden and Alexa Cruz spent some of there home schooling time creating colorful hearts and hanging them on their dining room window. Homes throughout town are...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    April 2, 2020 

Educators adjust to e-learning context

Even before Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tuesday that Illinois schools will remain closed through April 30, leaders in Hinsdale High School District 86 were preparing for an extended period of online instruction. One of their decisions was to cancel...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

We're going on a bear hunt!

The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department is encouraging Hinsdaleans to join in the nationwide bear hunt. To help hunters, place a favorite bear on your porch or inside in a front window. Hunters...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

In this together

Patriotism prevails — More and more U.S. flags are beginning to show up on homes throughout the village recently. Carissa Kapcar took this photo, in an early morning walk Monday morning, as...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    April 2, 2020 

Parking occupies many towns' agendas

With the downtown parking deck scheduled to be completed in a couple of months, Hinsdale officials are exploring ways to optimize use of an expanded central business district parking supply for...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated District 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, April 6 virtual meeting https://www.d181.org On the draft agenda: e-learning update, staffing report, Oak roofing contract, student and staff iPad refresh, middle school scheduling,...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board Among other business at their virtual meeting Thursday, board members: • voted 6-1 to set the staffing level at 375.4 full-time equivalents for Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, the Transition Center and...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    April 2, 2020 

Family ties grow stronger for Sullivans

Mike Sullivan hasn’t been traveling to his office in the Loop for a few weeks now, but he’s been busier than ever. “I have been crazed all day and am going to be even crazier after 3 p.m. when...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Cotter appointed to fill vacancy on D181 board

Bill Cotter of Hinsdale is the newest member of the Community Consolidated District 181 Board. Cotter was seated at the board's March 23 virtual meeting to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

St. Pats Day crackdown unlucky for some drivers

Hinsdale police have announced the results of the St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Officers made one arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and issued seven seat-belt citations, along with 13 citations...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

County reports six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hinsdale

A map on the DuPage County Health Department website shows six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hinsdale as of 11 a.m. March 31. The county has a total of 346 confirmed cases, including 10 deaths, according to the health department. Included in that...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Reminder: Do not gather in parks

Parks in Hinsdale are open during the stay-at-home order from Gov. JB Pritzker, but they are not to be used as spaces for community gatherings, village officials said. The village has received notification of violators and requests that residents...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Good news

AMITA EARNS RECOGNITION Amita Health Adventist Medical Centers Hinsdale and La Grange have achieved Magnet recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Fewer than 10 percent of U.S. health care organizations...

 

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Welcome spring?! - The past week saw the changing of the seasons - well, sort of. The couple of inches of snow that fell Sunday gave the first flowers of the season a white coating that virtually...

 

It's a dog's life as Hinsdaleans take to the streets

Sheltering in place doesn't mean the sidewalks and streets are off limits to man's (and woman's) best friend. Fitzie and Ivy met up with a new friend, Dash, as they led their dog walkers down Seventh...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    March 26, 2020

Volunteers deliver food as HCS is closed

HCS Family Services has been closed for almost a week, but that doesn’t mean families aren’t receiving the groceries they need. An employee who had worked closely with a number of volunteers and other staff went home with flu symptoms March 19, S...

 

In this together

Lucy and Vivian Kapcar, who live across the street from the medical center at 40 S. Clay St., used e-learning art time last week to create posters to thank the medical workers, many of whom are...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    March 26, 2020

Liquor rules relaxed during lockdown

Interested in ordering a bottle of wine or six-pack of beer with your carryout order from a Hinsdale restaurant? You can, thanks to action Village President Tom Cauley took last week. The sale of beer and wine in original sealed containers will be...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    March 26, 2020

Hinsdale Rotary provides funding for COVID-19 needs

Hinsdale Rotary this week answered calls for help in the fight against the impact of COVID-19 with monetary donations to support those in need. Hinsdale Rotary President Tom Norton said the organization gave $5,500 Monday in response to an urgent...

 

Parks open - playgrounds closed

Residents are welcome to enjoy Hinsdale parks during the stay-at-home order from Gov. JB Pritzker, but the playground equipment is off limits through at least April 7. (Jim Slonoff...

 

Accused burglar faces multiple felony charges

A Westmont man has been arrested on felony charges for breaking into and stealing items from Hinsdale homes — including a Jeep Wrangler — on March 21, according to Hinsdale police. Dustin Petty, 48, of Westmont has been charged with two counts of...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26 Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant streets https://www.d86.hinsdale86.org On the agenda: construction bids, staffing for 2020-21 school year, agreement with The Community...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    March 26, 2020

Judge clarifies nine can live at Trinity

Trinity Sober Living can have nine residents at a time living in its sober house at 111 N. Grant St. while legal battles with the village continue, a DuPage County Circuit Court judge ruled March 17. “(A)s one resident moves out, a replacement...

 

Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181 At their virtual Monday meeting, board members • thanked Superintendent Hector Garcia, principals, teachers, support staff and all district employees for their efforts while schools have been closed and students...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    March 26, 2020

Stay-at-home order won't stop the news

Hinsdale's Chuck Goudie, an investigative reporter at ABC 7 Eyewitness News, is used to broadcasting from wherever the news takes him. He covered the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist...

 

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