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Once upon a time

This old home - The house located at 306 S. Garfield Ave. was built for William Coffeen in 1899. According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," Coffeen was a director of a baking...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    February 6, 2020

First look at proposed parking plan

Trustees took a test drive Tuesday on a new parking plan for downtown Hinsdale that would go into effect after the parking deck opens in August. The deck at First Street and Garfield Avenue will add...

 

Life will go on after loss of a loved one

Pets bring comfort on journey as daugther copes with loss of dad Kathy Burns started grieving long before she lost her dad last year. The process began about five years earlier, when her father was...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    February 6, 2020

Janowick takes helm of Community House

Longtime Community House staffer Dan Janowick has been named executive director of the organization. Mary Blue Henneman, chair of The Community House’s board of trustees, announced last week in an email that the board’s executive committee had un...

 

Police advise resident to lock cars, deter thieves

Hinsdale police are asking residents to help combat auto thefts in the village after an uptick in overnight auto thefts and auto burglaries since the beginning of December involving unlocked cars with key fobs left inside. In the latest incident,...

 

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 District office 115 W. 55th St., Clarendon Hills On the draft agenda: special education mid-year report, CPI report, FY19 year-end revenue and expense analysis, CSCI survey...

 

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday, trustees • agreed to spend $429,000 to Linblad Construction to pave the lower level of the new parking deck. Trustees initially planned to spend about $263,000 for asphalt in order to lower the...

 

Good news

COLLEGE STUDENTS MAKE DEAN’S LIST Several Hinsdale residents have earned a place on the dean’s list or equivalent at their respective colleges and universities for the fall 2019 semester. Nicholas Alfano, University of Iowa Molly Allen,...

 

This week's cover

Just the right note - Kasey Quast, a sixth-grader tuba player at Hinsdale Middle School, practices a piece of music with her classmates in the band room at the new Hinsdale Middle School. The added...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    January 30, 2020

Science teachers voice PCB support

The plan to alter the science sequence at Hinsdale Central High School is backed by science teachers at the school, who say it creates a more effective progression of courses and a better synergy with students’ simultaneous math instruction....

 

Searching for the answer

Students at The Lane School Spelling Bee took the stage Thursday afternoon to see who would proceed to the district championship. Jude Rastorfer, J.J. Rastorfer, Max Sun and Rossi Urbanek were among...

 

Once upon a time

Postcards from the past - This is an unmailed post card from the Hinsdale Historical Society's archives. The photo is taken from the middle of the 100 block of South Washington looking north. The...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    January 30, 2020

New HMS space sounds great for students

Sixth-grade brass students at Hinsdale Middle School are spending their Tuesday morning class playing "Spirit of the Stallion." "I'm trying a new metronome sound, so let's see if we like it," band...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Historic Preservation Commission 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. Hinsdale Village Board 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave....

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    January 30, 2020

Board sends plan for senior living to commissioners

Hinsdale residents will have the chance to offer their input on a proposed senior living complex at a March public hearing before the Hinsdale Plan Commission. Trustees Tuesday referred to the commission the application for a $95 million senior...

 

Guilty verdict in murder, home invasion in Hinsdale; jury rules it especially brutal

A jury has found Dominic Sanders guilty of first-degree murder, home invasion and residential burglary in the slaying of Andrea Urban of Hinsdale in 2017, and it called the murder especially brutal or heinous. That means Sanders would be eligible...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    January 30, 2020

Hinsdale trustees agree to hire 5G consultant

The Hinsdale Village Board signaled its support Tuesday for hiring a consultant to review any applications for 5G installation the village receives. Trustees are expected to approve a contract next month with MSA Municipal Services Associates, which...

 

Good news

HINSDALE ASSEMBLY BALL A SUCCESS More than 400 guests enjoyed a magical evening Dec. 23 when 22 debutantes and 28 honor guard were presented at the 56th annual Hinsdale Assembly Ball. Friends and family watched a beautiful presentation performance by...

 

This week's cover

Making music - Liam Blank, along with his mom and dad, Meredith and William, spent some time singing and playing instruments at the Zion Preschool Early Childhood Education Center's pancake breakfast...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    January 23, 2020

Grant provides $400,000 for pool work

The village has received a $400,000 grant to help pay for renovations at the Hinsdale Community Pool. Staff learned Friday that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources had selected the village to receive a 2020 Open Space Land Acquisition and...

 

Kids are in the zone at winter break basketball camp

Ellie Brankin of Hinsdale works on her dribbling while Graham Pruitt of Hinsdale puts up a shot during the Winter Break Basketball Camp at The Community late last month. Abraham Auyeung of Hinsdale...

 

Once upon a time

Postcards from the past - The street scene on the postcard of Washington Street looking north from First Street was taken around 1935. The postcard was mailed on Aug. 7, 1940, at 3:30 p.m. from...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    January 23, 2020

Security at a new level in District 86

The second-floor room at Hinsdale Central High School looks like other administrative offices, with desks and computers and a Keurig machine. But the command center has one unique feature - two...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant streets On the agenda: PCB curriculum work, executive search for assistant superintendent, approve summer school 2020 proposed program and...

 

Video shows murder suspect deny killing

Hinsdale detective Thomas Krefft and murder suspect Dominic Sanders spent about six hours together May 25, 2017, in an interrogation room at the Burr Ridge Police Department. Over that time — which started at about 3:30 a.m. — Krefft picked at...

 

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