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 By Pamela Lannom    News

D181 aims for reopening plan by month's end

By the end of July, Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 officials hope to have a guidebook and web page that details procedures for reopening schools available to families. “We will continue our conversations in the co... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Former D86 board leader resigns due to move

Nancy Pollak, who served as president of the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board from May 2019 to May 2020, resigned from the board effective July 1. She and her family are permanently relocating to a home they own in Michigan.... — Updated 7/1/2020


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FIREFIGHTERS EARN HARTMANN AWARD Six members of the Hinsdale Fire Department recently received the Hartmann Award from the Good Samaritan Hospital EMS System for their efforts to save a man on Aug. 6, 2019. They are Chief/paramedic... — Updated 7/1/2020


Police issue warning about auto burglars targeting Hinsdale areas

Hinsdale police are alerting residents to a number of auto burglaries that have taken place in Hinsdale in the past week. • A handgun valued at $600 was taken from a vehicle parked in the driveway in the 100 block of South... — Updated 7/1/2020


Number of COVID-19 cases approaching 200

A total of 193 Hinsdale residents have confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 30, compared to 184 a week ago. The DuPage County Health Department reported 181 confirmed cases in Hinsdale and the Cook County Health Department... — Updated 7/1/2020


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Plan Commission 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft agenda: findings and recommendations on proposed moratorium, continued public hearing on Ryan senior housing development at... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Susan Sarkauskas    News

Man sentenced to life for brutal murder

The man convicted of killing Andrea Urban in the kitchen of her Hinsdale home on May 4, 2017, was sentenced Tuesday to natural life in prison. In sentencing Dominic Sanders of University Park, DuPage County Circuit Court Judge... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

D181 reviews FY21 projected budget

Community Consolidated District 181 Board members approved a tentative 2020-21 budget that projects a $2.2 million surplus in the district’s operating fund as well as healthy balance sheets through 2025. At Monday’s board meeti... — Updated 6/28/2020


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Friday night at the movies - The Hinsdale Park and Recreation Department's drive in movie at Katherine Legge Memorial Park sold out Friday night. With perfect weather, the "drive... — Updated 6/25/2020


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COLLEGE STUDENTS ON DEANS LIST Several Hinsdale students have earned a place on the dean’s list at their respective colleges and universities for the spring 2020 semester. Cameron Anderson, University of Alabama* Ekatarina... — Updated 6/24/2020


Past week shows slight increase in number of COVID-19 cases in town

A total of 184 Hinsdale residents have confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 23, compared to 181 a week ago. The DuPage County Health Department reported 173 confirmed cases in Hinsdale and the Cook County Health Department... — Updated 6/24/2020


Opening of farmers market signals life returning to normal

With a few new rules in place, the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce 44th annual Farmers Market returned to town this month. And while masks are required and a few food vendors aren't... — Updated 6/24/2020


Plywood creates perfect canvas

Christina Vasquez pauses for a moment while creating a picture for Stockholm Objects on Washington Street. Several Hinsdale merchants chose to board up their stores earlier this... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Judge lifts limits on occupancy at sober house

Trinity Sober Living is no longer limited to nine residents in its sober house in Hinsdale, following a June 10 order issued by Judge Brian Diamond of the DuPage County 18th District Circuit Court. The court originally stayed all... — Updated 6/24/2020


D86 seeks new human resources director

Hinsdale High School District 86 is looking for a new chief human resources officer following the resignation of Domenico Maniscalco. The school board accepted his resignation at a special meeting June 18. When contacted Tuesday... — Updated 6/24/2020


Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181 Among other business Monday, board members: • approved the three-year purchase of the Actively Learn digital curriculum platform for middle school language arts classes at a cost of $43,120.... — Updated 6/24/2020


Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25 On the agenda: approved FY2020-21 tentative budget, 2019-20 budget amendment public hearing, Recovery-Revitalization-Restored... — Updated 6/24/2020


Once upon a time

Procession from the past - Ralph Homann sent us this photo from Memorial Day 1957. The Hinsdale Township High School band was marching along Washington Street near Chicago Avenue.... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Travel is the tie that binds for Martins

This summer, Ronan Martin had planned to celebrate his graduation from Hinsdale Central High School with a trip to Spain with dad Chris, walking the 220-kilometer road know as the... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Hearing on teardown moratorium continued

Opinions are mixed on a proposed moratorium on the demolition of historic homes in Hinsdale. The Hinsdale Plan Commission began a public hearing on Zoom June 10 on the possible 180-day ban, which would forbid the demolition of a... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Hinsdale pool will open soon on a limited basis

The Hinsdale Community Pool is poised to open next week after village officials determined the potential loss in revenue from COVID-19 restrictions was outweighed by the community benefit the facility provides. Heather Bereckis,... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By Ken Knutson    News

Mission trip offers look at inequalities

Boundaries. Created for safety, in some cases. Others, as Grant Glowiak and a team from Union Church of Hinsdale discovered, may be subtle instruments of segregation. Glowiak,... — Updated 6/17/2020


Once upon a time

Planes from the past - Susan Peterson passes along this photo that her husband Al's father took in 1927. The plane was piloted by Col. Charles Lindbergh and flew over the Chicago... — Updated 6/17/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Ryan proposes senior housing development

After listening to input from Hinsdale trustees in January, representatives from Ryan Companies appeared before the village's plan commission last week with a revised proposal for... — Updated 6/17/2020


This week's cover

Fountain of youth - Ava Grzelakowski and her cousins spent Monday morning at the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market and Burlington Park. The fountain seems to have been... — Updated 6/17/2020


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