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2020 - Year in Review

2020 was not your average year. Take a month by month look at some of the highlights and revisit some events you'd like to remember and some that we are sure to want to forget.... — Updated 2/4/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

D86 teachers, board sign two-year deal

Teachers in Hinsdale High School District 86 have a new two-year contract that grants them an average annual increase — including benefits — of 1.89 percent a year. The school board approved the contract 7-0 at its Jan. 28 meet... — Updated 2/3/2021

 

Library now open on a limited basis

The Hinsdale Public Library has re-opened for limited services. The library board voted at a special meeting Tuesday to re-open the building today, Feb. 4. The library will be open for “Grab and Go” service from 10 a.m. to 6... — Updated 2/3/2021

 

COVID-19 case count continues to climb

Forty-five Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 39 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported six new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

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Winter's reward - It's been a long time since Mother Nature has been in the mood to help create a skating rink at Burns Field. It wasn't for the lack of trying on the village's... — Updated 1/27/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Hinsdale, Region 8 move back to Tier 1

Hinsdale and other towns in Region 8 (DuPage and Kane counties) moved to Tier 1 of COVID-19 mitigations Tuesday. Eva Field, president and chief executive officer of the Hinsdale Cha... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

Students enrolled in the WeDo Robotics course at The Community House built self-propelled cars Monday afternoon. Jack Rozum and Vivian Perkowski square off in the race to see whose... — Updated 1/27/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

District 181 mulls using a rapid nasal swab COVID-19 test

By Ken Knutson [email protected] Availability of a cost-free rapid antigen test could play a role in enabling Community Consolidated District 181 return to full in-person instruction, officials said. At Monday’s... — Updated 1/27/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Schedules vary widely for area students

Butler Elementary District 53 and Gower Elementary District 62 students have spent most of the school year attending class in-person full-time, and their superintendents would like... — Updated 1/21/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Construction powers through pandemic

Among the categories of essential workers exempted from Gov. JB Pritzker's shelter-in-place order last March were those in construction and building trades. That was good news for... — Updated 1/21/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Village preparing for Phase 1b of vaccine

As the state prepares to move into Phase 1b of vaccinations Monday, village officials are focused on making sure residents will have access to the vaccine. “The village is working with its community partner, Tammy Prentiss, from... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

More COVID-19 cases reported in Hinsdale

Fifty-four Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 46 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported eight new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday, trustees • voted 5-0 against a request for a special use permit and an exterior appearance site plan for Lakeside Bank to build a two-story facility with a drive-through at 222... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

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Watch out below! - With even a small amount of snow on Saturday morning, the sledding hill at Madison School was the place to be in the village. And even though the snow wore down... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

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Bike tyke - Emma Gorden and her dad, Reed, took to the quiet streets in the village Sunday to get some fresh air and exercise. January's mild temperatures seem to be holding on... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

COVID-19 cases in Hinsdale still rising

Sixty-one Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported 51 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported 10 new cases. That brings the total... — Updated 1/13/2021

 
 By Ken Knutson    News

Nonprofits learn to adapt during 2020

As the new year begins, The Hinsdalean traditionally reaches out to the leaders of the village’s seven nonprofit agencies, inviting them to offer a recap of the previous year and to share one wish for the new year. This is the... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

Results of holiday enforcement

Hinsdale police have announced the arrests of two offenders for impaired driving during the winter holiday enforcement campaign. Additional citations were for one seat belt, 17 speed and nine other Illinois Vehicle Code... — Updated 1/13/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

March 1 'best-case scenario' for schools

Although Superintendent Hector Garcia was hesitant to commit to a date for fully re-opening schools, some board members in Community Consolidated District 181 are eying March 1 as a... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

Construction continues on Burlington bridge over Tri-State Tollway

A train heading toward Chicago jogs onto the "shoofly" tracks built on top of a temporary bridge over the Tri-State tollway Tuesday morning. When complete, the new $96 million... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

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A tangled web - of slime! - Ben Schroeder of Hinsdale gets tied up in his slime during The Community House's winter break camp Dec. 28. The Community House offered three days of... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

Past week brings 70 new COVID-19 cases

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 1/6/2021

 

COVID-19 stymies legislative harvest

A new year typically ushers in hundreds of additions and/or revisions to Illinois’ legal landscape. But not 2021. Due to a Illinois General Assembly legislative spring 2020 session stunted by COVID-19 and a fall veto session... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

Tree pruning on parkway trees to begin this month

The village’s tree pruning program is scheduled to begin this month. Trees in the area bounded by Garfield Avenue and Stough Street to the east and west and Ogden Avenue and the railroad tracks to the north and north will be prun... — Updated 1/6/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Nonprofits adapted to meet 2020 demands

As the new year begins, The Hinsdalean traditionally reaches out to the leaders of the village’s seven nonprofit agencies, inviting them to offer a recap of the previous year and to share one wish for the new year. This is the... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

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