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 By Ken Knutson    News

Illinois fashions a 'bridge' to reopening

The state is moving toward relaxed restrictions on capacity limits for restaurants and other indoor facilities as well as outdoor settings as more Illinoisans are vaccinated. At a... — Updated 3/24/2021


Once upon a time

Early Hinsdale - Sandy Williams cites this historic edifice in the village's downtown in her book, "Images of America - Hinsdale." She writes, "This building at 54 S. Washington... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

Village poised to increase fees in effort to patch leaky water fund

By Ken Knutson [email protected] Water usage in Hinsdale has been decreasing for a number of years, which means less revenue for the village to pay for needed and expensive system upgrades, projected to cost $3.1 million... — Updated 3/24/2021


Tower tune-up

A telecommunication company crew scaled the Hinsdale water tower near Hinsdale Central High School recently. Three cell providers lease space on the tower. (Jim Slonoff... — Updated 3/24/2021



Corrections Tamakia “TJ” Edwards’ first name was misspelled in the endorsements for Hinsdale High School District 86 Board on Page 11 of last week’s issue. Michael Martin, an uncontested candidate for the Community... — Updated 3/24/2021


HPD invites comments on accreditation effort

The Hinsdale Police Department is scheduled for a virtual on-site assessment the week of April 5 as part of a nationally recognized program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets strict professional standards. Administered... — Updated 3/24/2021


Both COVID-19 cases and vaccinations on the rise in Hinsdale

178 Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 174 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported four new cases. That brings the total number... — Updated 3/24/2021


Good news

MODEL UN TEAM WINS AWARDS The following members of Hinsdale Central’s Model UN team won awards during MUNUC (The Model UN at University of Chicago Conference) Feb 5-7. Outstanding delegation — Shay Doshi, Naina Kapur and Naina... — Updated 3/17/2021


In-person early voting open for April election

In-person early voting for the Tuesday, April 6, election is underway. Early voting on paper ballots is available at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.... — Updated 3/17/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

D86 students back to full school after break

For the first time in more than a year, Hinsdale High School District 86 is poised to welcome students back to regular five-day in-person instruction on April 5, the day after sprin... — Updated 3/17/2021


This week's cover

Sisters, sisters - The lyrics, "There were never such devoted sisters," could have been written to describe Caroline and Grace Tuthill. The sisters, along with several other... — Updated 3/17/2021


Number of COVID-19 cases and vaccinations are both on the rise

One hundred and fifty-four Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 150 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported four new cases. That... — Updated 3/17/2021


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25 Hinsdale South High School 7401 S. Clarendon Hills Road, Darien — Updated 3/17/2021


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Among other business March 11, board members: • listened to a presentation from members of the strategic plan team examining student growth and achievement on developing a common grading scale in... — Updated 3/17/2021


Once upon a time

Prime location - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," we learn the building that currently houses Baldinelli's and Vistro Prime has had food as the main... — Updated 3/17/2021


Floor hockey offers opportunity to sharpen skills before hitting the ice

The Pee Wee Floor Hockey class at The Community House is all about teaching the game of hockey before the skates go on. Drills for stick handling, passing and shooting are all part... — Updated 3/17/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

HVB, HPTA serve up new plan for KLM hut

The Hinsdale Village Board is moving forward in its partnership with the Hinsdale Platform Tennis Association, including the rehab of the platform tennis hut at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. At their meeting Tuesday night,... — Updated 3/17/2021


Getting ready for the limelight

Stage Door Fine Arts is holding its "Broadway Kids" class at The Community House, providing children the opportunity to act, sing and dance, culminating in a live performance for... — Updated 3/17/2021


This week's cover

Lights, camera, action! - Caroline Hurley, Ella Forsman and Peyton Smolarczyk perform a scene from the original play "Monster Musical" filmed at The Jam Lab in front of a green... — Updated 3/10/2021


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11 Hinsdale South High School 7401 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien On the agenda: return to school update, strategic plan update, Future Ready... — Updated 3/10/2021


Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181 Board Among other business at their meeting Monday, board members • awarded about $1.7 million in bids for summer capital projects. Two of the larger projects are floor replacement at... — Updated 3/10/2021


Original musical takes to the 'green screen' stage

Students of BAMtheatre's Junior Conservatory Ensemble spent almost a year doing in-depth training on musical theater techniques and creation. The students, in third through eighth... — Updated 3/10/2021


Good news

CENTRAL NAMES LANGUAGE stars World language teachers at Hinsdale Central select Star Students two times a semester, recognizing them for having a strong interest in a world or classical language, making positive contributions to... — Updated 3/10/2021


Pool will hike lap lane fees, limit spaces

Some Hinsdale Community Pool fees are going up as the village adjusts to last year's minimum wage increase and also looks to keep its pricing commensurate with other area swim... — Updated 3/10/2021


Once upon a time

Hinsdale's first florist - Morris Florist filled the need for a florist in downtown Hinsdale, according to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale" when it opened up on... — Updated 3/10/2021


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