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Police arrest man for brazen theft of Audi

Hinsdale police have arrested a 23-year old man for a midday auto theft that occurred last month in the village. Deshun Williams was arrested Dec. 4 at Homan Avenue and Madison Street in Chicago and charged with possession of a... — Updated 12/16/2020


Police report on holiday effort

Hinsdale police have released the results of the Thanksgiving enforcement initiative from Nov. 20-30. Police made three impaired driving arrests during the effort. They also made one felony arrest, in which a motorist was charged... — Updated 12/16/2020


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesdays, trustees: • passed a resolution pausing the processing of applications to construct small wireless facilities related to 5G due to the state of emergency created by the... — Updated 12/16/2020


COVID-19 count goes up by 70 in Hinsdale

Seventy Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 63 new cases and the Cook County Health Department reported seven new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 12/16/2020


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 On the agenda: adopt 2020 levy, transition center capacity update, Phase 2 bid period 3 project awards, COVID return to school... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Village finances solid even with dip in revenues

Hinsdale officials say they will finish the 2020 fiscal year with a surplus despite tax revenues coming in nearly $1 million under budget. At a committee of the whole meeting Dec. 3, trustees and members of the village’s finance... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Feds enter legal battle over sober house

The village of Hinsdale has been sued by the U.S. Department of Justice under the Fair Housing Act for its effort to prohibit Trinity Sober Living from operating a group home in town. In its complaint filed Nov. 24 with the U.S.... — Updated 12/9/2020


This week's cover

It's wonderful day to be an actor - Hinsdale Central students were thrilled to have the chance to perform in a fall show this year. "It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play" was filmed in November and will be available to audiences... — Updated 12/9/2020


Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181 Among other business at Monday’s meeting, board members: • unanimously adopted a 2020 property tax levy of $67.1 million. Board members plan to abate a portion of residents’ taxes at their... — Updated 12/9/2020


Number of new cases of COVID-19 is down

Fifty-four Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 48 new cases and the Cook County Health Department reported six new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 12/9/2020


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 Hinsdale Zoning Board of Appeals 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft agenda: approve final... — Updated 12/9/2020


Lights, camera, masks ­­- action!

Andrew Brhel from Stage Door Fine Arts led an acting workshop last month at The Community House. With some students attending in person and others, online Brhel was able to balance... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

D181 to regroup after CDC change on saliva tests

Plans to add saliva screening for students in Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 have been temporarily put on hold due to new requirements announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We are looking... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Treasures to be found online, in stores

Barb Johannesen appreciates the convenience - and the safety - of being able to shop for Christmas gifts online. She also enjoyed the opportunity to stop in a few shops in town as s... — Updated 12/9/2020


Once upon a time

This old home - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," the home at 318 S. Garfield Ave. was built in 1888 for Robert Childs. Childs was a Civil War... — Updated 12/9/2020


This week's cover

Go fly a kite — or two. Brian Paul found the perfect spot in Robbins Park on Saturday afternoon to fly his two super-sized kites. He flew his Trilobite16 (54 square feet with... — Updated 12/3/2020


Contest seeks happiest baby in town to appear on front cover

The Hinsdalean is looking for Hinsdale’s happiest baby to feature on the final front cover of 2020. Readers who know a happy Hinsdale baby born since Jan. 1 of this year who would look great on our New Year’s cover should... — Updated 12/2/2020


Almost 100 new cases of COVID-19 in Hinsdale

Ninety-six Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 84 new cases and the Cook County Health Department reported 12 new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 12/2/2020


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Village Board Committee of the Whole/Finance Commission joint meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 On the draft agenda: 2021 budget Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m.... — Updated 12/2/2020


Understanding state's property tax cycle

The property tax is largest single tax in Illinois and is the major source of revenue for Community Consolidated District 181 and Hinsdale High School District 86. It also is a... — Updated 12/2/2020


Dancin' in the streets

Not quite, but Marcus of Hinsdale sponsored DJ Matt Roan in front of their store last month. Each Saturday this month the store will host a DJ spinning some holiday tunes inside.... — Updated 12/2/2020


Levies on local taxing bodies' agendas

The Community Consolidated District 181 Board is poised to pass a $67.1 million property tax levy on Monday, Dec. 7. The proposed levy, which totals $75.1 million when the debt service fund is included, was approved by the board... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Even reluctant shoppers find great gifts

John Bourjaily confesses he's not much of a shopper. "I can sometimes shop for other people. I cannot shop for myself at all," he said. Girls are difficult to buy for - no matter th... — Updated 12/2/2020


Once upon a time

Built for the road ahead - In 1917, Henry Buchholz and his brother opened Hinsdale's first car dealership on the corner of Garfield and Hinsdale avenues. According to Sandy... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Central, South will keep their doors open for now

Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools will remain open, despite a recommendation from administrators that the schools close for a two-week “adaptive pause.” Hinsdale Central Principal Bill Walsh told board members... — Updated 11/25/2020


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