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D181 signed off in June on 21-22 budget

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board members in June approved a 2021-22 fiscal year operating budget totaling $66.3 million, with projected revenues of $74 million. The spending plan is about 2.5 percent higher... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Vet reflects on 9/11, his service in Iraq

Twenty-three-year-old James Haunty was a recent graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer course in Quantico, Va., visiting fraternity brothers at the College of William... — Updated 9/8/2021


Rise in COVID cases in Hinsdale slows slightly

Sixteen new Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 14 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported two new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 9/8/2021


Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 Hinsdale Middle School 100 S. Garfield Ave. On the draft agenda: FY22 update, summer program review, curriculum update and opening week highlights,... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

D86 board set to pass balanced budget

Hinsdale High School District 86 plans to take in about $124 million in revenue during fiscal year 2022 to cover some $123.9 million in expenses. The district will spend an additional $43.6 million as part of the Future Ready... — Updated 9/8/2021


Stage Door Fine Arts ends summer on a high note

Stage Door Fine Arts hosted an end-of-summer musical camp at The Community House last month. The weeklong camp gave students a chance to brush up on their singing, acting and... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

Preservation incentives considered

As part of an ongoing exploration of ways to protect the town’s historic homes, Hinsdale officials are considering initiatives to give restoration an edge over demolition. Speaking at a joint meeting of the village trustees and... — Updated 9/8/2021


Once upon a time

Overdue - From "Images of America - Hinsdale" by Sandy Williams: "Founded as a private association in 1886, any 'reputable' person could become a member of the Hinsdale Library... — Updated 9/8/2021


This week's cover

Lady and gentleman, start your engines! - Jorie and Ronin Giglio enjoyed a summer evening recently racing down the sidewalk in front of their home. With their mom acting as the... — Updated 9/3/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

D86 support staff have new contract

Support staff in Hinsdale High School District 86 have a new three-year contract. The District 86 board voted 6-0 Aug. 26 to approve the deal, which provides for annual hourly rate increases of 2.3 percent for 2021-22 and 2... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Parents unhappy with school mask mandate

Gov. JB Pritzker’s mandate for universal masking in schools is not sitting well with several parents who spoke out against it at the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board meeting Aug. 26. Among them was state Rep. Deanne... — Updated 9/1/2021


Increase in positive cases holding steady

Twenty-one new Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 16 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported five new cases. That brings the... — Updated 9/1/2021


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Firefighters Pension Board 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 Memorial Building, 19 E. Chicago Ave. Hinsdale Plan Commission 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 Memorial Building, 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft agenda: discuss findings... — Updated 9/1/2021


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board Among other business Aug. 26, board members: • listened to a presentation from Josh Stephenson, chief financial officer, on the final 2021-22 budget. The plan estimates $124.2 million in... — Updated 9/1/2021


Vacancies filled on Hinsdale library board

Megan Mikhail and Denise Wong were appointed Aug. 17 to serve on the Hinsdale Public Library Board. They will serve until the next consolidated election in April 2023. Mikhail and Wong replace former trustees Amy Glynn, who moved... — Updated 9/1/2021


Initiative invites new visitors to area

Hinsdale is a friendly, welcoming place, and not just for people. Through the efforts of the Hinsdale Rotary Club and its many community partners, the village is becoming an... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

Merchants content to comply with the mask mandate

In the wake of Gov. JB Pritzker's indoor mask mandate that took effect Monday to address rising COVID-19 cases, Hinsdale businesses say the impact has been minimal. Ryan Moore, mana... — Updated 9/1/2021


Once upon a time

Early education ­- Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," includes a photo of Matilda Hiatt, who influenced the lives of many Hinsdaleans. "In a small studio behind... — Updated 9/1/2021


Talcum and togas

We're pretty confident the makers of baby powder never dreamt it would be used at football games. But as it has been for several years now, the powder was flying Friday night at... — Updated 9/1/2021


This week's cover

Easing in to back to school - The Monroe School PTO hosted a back to school party for students Aug. 19. While enjoying lemonade and a scavenger hunt, the kids got a chance to catch... — Updated 8/25/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

New Central pool honors former coach

"Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm." That was the life motto of Don Watson, the former coach for whom Hinsdale Central's new aquatic center is named.... — Updated 8/25/2021


Teachers did more than relax over break

"What I did over summer vacation" is a quintessential essay topic when kids return to school in the fall. If these teachers were to receive the same assignment, they certainly... — Updated 8/25/2021


Once upon a time

Octogenarian on Eighth - The Community House is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its founding this year. The original facility was on the corner of Garfield Avenue and First... — Updated 8/25/2021


Bridge named after Brooks

Almost 75 people gathered in Veeck Park Saturday morning for a ceremony to commemorate the naming of the 47th Street bridge after Brooks Tonn, who passed away in December of 2017... — Updated 8/25/2021

 By Ken Knutson    News

Road repairs, water main renewal work in town rolls ahead

More than 2 miles of roadway have been resurfaced — with a half-mile fully reconstructed — and 5,864 feet of water main replaced in Hinsdale this construction season. Those are the figures reported by village engineer Dan... — Updated 8/25/2021


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