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ROTARY HELPS FUND polio fight The Hinsdale Rotary Club marked World Polio Day on Oct. 24 by donating $2,000 to the Pioneers for Polio campaign being run by Rotary International. With matching dollars being offered by The Rotary... — Updated 12/29/2020


Highlights in '20 outshine frustrations

While it would be easy to list all of the disappointments and frustrating moments of the past year, I want to focus on the amazing contributions of hundreds of individuals who were instrumental in making the first semester a succes... — Updated 12/29/2020


Pandemic hasn't stopped students, staff

In January, we published the first edition of our “D86 Moving Forward” print newsletter. In my introduction for the publication, I reflected on our accomplishments from first semester and expressed optimism for a fantastic... — Updated 12/29/2020


One happy baby!

This is the photo that earned 7-month-old Lily Quek the title of Hinsdale's happiest baby for 2020. Her photo appears on the cover of today's issue, and her family is profiled in... — Updated 12/29/2020


Number of COVID-19 cases in town hits 1,000

Fifty-eight Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 54 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported four new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 12/29/2020


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Historic Preservation Commission 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 Hinsdale Public Library Board special meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 On the agenda: emergency... — Updated 12/29/2020


An original Christmas story

Hinsdale Covenant Church converted its popular Christmas Eve living nativity services into an outdoor experience due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to hearing the story... — Updated 12/29/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Trustees want more retail merchants

To make the most of Hinsdale’s prime and precious commercial property, village officials are keen to embrace businesses that contribute to the sales tax coffers. Firms like Lakeside Bank, which has applied for a special use... — Updated 12/29/2020


This week's cover

Checking in with the big guy — Students from the Union Church Early Childhood Education Program were surprised to see Santa Claus waiting to chat with them as they left school... — Updated 12/22/2020


The joys of Christmases past

With so many holiday events canceled this year, The Hinsdalean decided to share some favorite December covers from the past few years. Logan O'Connor picked up her poinsettia order... — Updated 12/22/2020


Library staff found new ways to serve

For the staff and trustees of the Hinsdale Public Library — as for all of you — 2020 wasn’t the year we expected. But HPL continued working to serve the community by opening doors — albeit in new ways. A year ago, I wrote... — Updated 12/22/2020


Increase in COVID-19 cases trending down

Forty-six Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 36 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported 10 new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 12/22/2020


Pandemic didn't stop progress in 2020

Due to the pandemic, Hinsdale’s revenues declined by $1.9 million in 2020. Sales tax, food and beverage tax and parking permit revenues all declined dramatically. Fortunately, years of prudent financial management paid off in... — Updated 12/22/2020


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board Among other business Dec. 17, board members: • approved the 2020 tax levy in the amount of $87.8 million for the district’s capped funds. This amount does not include debt service levies... — Updated 12/22/2020


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 Dec. 28 to Jan. 1.... — Updated 12/22/2020


Once upon a time

All aboard! - In Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," she mentions the train station in town used to be on the north side of the tracks. "Hinsdale's first railroad... — Updated 12/22/2020


Deck the park with handmade ornaments

The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department held its first handmade ornament contest this year. More than 50 ornaments were received and now hang from several trees in Burlington... — Updated 12/22/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

D86 tackles Transition Center crunch

To address surging demand for Transition Center services, Hinsdale High School District 86 is poised to spend $3.8 million to lease and remodel an additional 11,500 square feet of space to accommodate students next school year and... — Updated 12/22/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Central swimmer, dad die in Tuesday crash

Robert Pickering, 59, and his daughter, Kendall, 15, of Hinsdale were killed in a one-car crash Tuesday evening on Interstate 85 in North Carolina. The crash occurred at 6:49 p.m.... — Updated 12/17/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

D86 continues negotiations with unions

Representatives from Hinsdale High School District 86 and the Hinsdale High School Teachers Association met again Monday in at attempt to reach a new deal for the association’s some 365 members. Both sides have spent the past... — Updated 12/16/2020


This week's cover

Reading buddies - Sienna Chansey has the full attention of her furry friend "Linka" as she reads to her at the Hinsdale Humane Society Dec. 2. Sienna is a member of the... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Hinsdale Hospital readies for vaccine

Amita Medical Center Hinsdale was expecting delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, with hopes of administering inoculations to its frontline healthcare staff Wednesday or Thursday. The first injections vaccine approved by the... — Updated 12/16/2020


Salt Creek Ballet hosts drive-in movie ballet

In the spirit of "the show must go on," staff and members of the Salt Creek Ballet did not let a pandemic stop their annual presentation of "The Nutcracker." The dancers were... — Updated 12/16/2020


Once upon a time

First residents - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," Rev. Charles Barnes was the first to purchase property in Hinsdale when the town was first... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Eight shopping days remain until Christmas

Rob Johnson enjoys Christmas shopping - especially the trips he and son Jaden take in town to buy an outfit for wife (and mom) Stacy each Christmas. "I have a good eye for stuff... — Updated 12/16/2020


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