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  • Good news

    Updated Jun 12, 2024

    Community Service awards presented Seven Hinsdale Central High School students have been recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA and InnerView in the seventh annual Community Service Impact Awards. This program has been designed to connect student community service activities, skill development and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals to transform our world. The Sustainable Development Goals provide a framework for addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. They also present a unique o...

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    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    HUMANE SOCIETY HAS NEW LEADER Jodie Arquilla joined the Hinsdale Humane Society as president last week. Arquilla brings 15 years of experience in hands-on operations, corporate management and leadership. Her core knowledge of fostering a supportive and collaborative culture aligns perfectly with the humane society board’s vision for a high standard of excellence and accountability across every department. “Arquilla’s compassion for animals and longstanding ties to the local community will ensure a smooth transition,” the boa...

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    Updated May 29, 2024

    CLASS OF 2024 GRADUATES Hinsdale Central celebrated commencement for the Class of 2024 May 23 at Dickinson Field. William Kusak, student body president, and Evan Bots, student body vice president, offered the opening and closing and recognized those who have made commitments to the Armed Forces. William Gaffney was the honors orator, and Sheza Shafi and Brandon Walker were the senior speakers. The Hinsdale Central High School band performed and senior choir students sang the National Anthem. The 587 graduates are Ashraqat...

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    Updated May 15, 2024

    GALA SUPPORTS RMH CHARITIES The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana’s annual gala, Light the Way Together, raise more than $1.7 million to help connect thousands of families a year with high-quality medical care and resources. More than 800 guests were in attendance at the April 27 event, held at The Geraghty in Chicago. Photos appear online at www.facebook.com/thehinsdalean. TEEN EARNS SCHOLARSHIP Joy Shen of Hinsdale is one of 2,500 to earn a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. National M...

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    Updated May 8, 2024

    SCOUTS achieve NEXT RANK Four girls from Scouts BSA Troop 10 in Hinsdale have attained first class rank. Therese Moraleda, a junior at Hinsdale Central, and Karthika Palli, an eighth-grader at Westview Hills Middle school, attained the rank in February. Annika Zilliox, a Central sophomore, and Haley Ormbrek, an eighth-grader at Westview Hills, earned the rank in April. There are seven ranks in scouts: scout, tenderfoot, second class, first class, star, life and eagle. First class marks the first “peak” on the mountain to eag...

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    Updated May 1, 2024

    RUSH OUTPATIENT CENTER NOW OPEN RUSH has opened a new outpatient center in Hinsdale to bring primary and specialty care — including reproductive endocrinology and infertility care — to the village and surrounding communities. The center also offers lab services and dedicated parking. The new center is located at 32 E. First St. in a 9,900-square-foot center with 17 patient exam rooms. It also is home to RUSH Concierge Medicine, a premier membership-based health care experience. RUSH Concierge Medicine offers per...

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    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    CEO SELECTED TO ATTEND SUMMIT David Pequet, CEO and senior portfolio manager at MPI Wealth Management in Hinsdale, attended the 2024 Barron's Top Independent Advisors Summit, March 13-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The invitation-only conference is hosted by Barron's Magazine. The Barron's Summit is a gathering of self-made leaders who have earned a distinct place within the financial services industry. The event offers the top independent practitioners a unique opportunity to...

  • Good news

    Updated Apr 10, 2024

    COLLEGE STUDENTS ON DEAN’S LISTS These Hinsdale students earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2023 semester. • Blake Baird, University of Minnesota Twin Cities • Noah Lim, University of Minnesota Twin Cities • Michael Spitzer, Illinois Wesleyan University COLLEGE STUDENT EARNS DEGREE Talbot Carter of Hinsdale earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming at the completion of the fall 2023 semester. NAZ STUDENTS on HONOR ROLL The following Hinsdale students earned a place on the honor roll at Nazareth Aca...

  • HINSDALE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Hinsdale Central High School has announced the names of students who earned a place on the dean’s list and honor roll for the first semester of the 2023-24 school year. Students on the dean’s list have earned a 4.5 weighted GPA with no grade below a “C.” Honor roll students have a 4.0 weighted GPA with no grade below a “D.” Dean’s list Freshmen Josephine Abitz, Gabriella Adamo, Zain Afzal, Kareem Ahmed, Gaurav Ahuja, Maggie Akers, Joseph Alfers, Syed Ali, Caitlin Alsman, Johan Amezquita-Cotto, Fawaz Anbari,...

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    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    BAM EXCELS AT COMPETITIONS The BAM Conservatory Ensemble won several awards recently. At the Junior Theater West Feb. 9-11, Sacramento, Calif., the ensemble received the Freddie G. All-Festival Award for Excellence in Ensemble for its 15-minute excerpt from “Seussical Jr.” Ava Turek, who played the role of Cat in the Hat, earned the outstanding individual performance by an actor award. Actors Liam Smith (Horton) and Stella Horner (Jojo) were named All-Star performers. Additionally, the Junior Company unveiled a per...

  • Good news

    Updated Mar 20, 2024

    HOSPITAL GROUP HAS NEW LEADER Dr. Monica Reed, a veteran health care leader with more than 30 years of experience, has been named president and chief executive officer for UChicago Medicine AdventHealth. As CEO, Reed will be responsible for overseeing the strategic development and growth of UChicago Medicine AdventHealth, which includes four hospitals in Hinsdale, Bolingbrook, Glendale Heights and La Grange and more than 50 sites of care. Reed started her career in leadership as an OB-GYN attending physician and associate...

  • Good news

    Updated Mar 13, 2024

    LOCALS HOST ‘VOTE’ GALA DuPage County Board member Kari Galassi and former board member Greg Hart, both of Hinsdale, teamed up to host the first annual Bank Your Vote Gala Feb. 9 in Rosemont. The event brought together 750 Illinoisans and raised almost $500,000 that will be used to encourage residents to vote early or by mail in the 2024 elections. “We brought residents from around the state together for one of the largest gatherings of the Illinois Republican Party in recent memory,” Galassi said Kari. “Hundreds of attendees...

  • Good news

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    HINSDALE STUDENTS EARN DEGREES The following students from Hinsdale participated in December commencement ceremonies at their respective colleges and universities. • Jack Gerami, bachelor’s in U.S. culture and business practices, University of Kentucky • Nick Giammanco, Georgia Tech • Samantha Guido, bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, Iowa State University • Adam Motzel, Georgia Tech • Maggie Rowe, bachelor’s in psychology, University of Iowa • Jake Wertz, doctorate in sociology, University of Wis...

  • Good news

    Updated Feb 28, 2024

    COLLEGE STUDENTS ON DEAN’S LISTS The following Hinsdale students earned a spot on the dean’s list or equivalent at their respective colleges and universities for the fall 2023 semester. • Patrick Boyle, College of the Holy Cross • Quinn Cain, Tufts University • Kate Hughes, University of Georgia* • Sarah Lotsoff, Tufts University • Sofia Masood, Elmhurst College • Olivia Ostrowski, College of William & Mary • Karina Patel, University of Minnesota Rochester • James Regas, Elmhurst College • Lia Reichmann, Drake Univ...

  • Good news

    Updated Feb 7, 2024

    SCOUT FINISHES AWARD PROJECT Troop 10 Eagle Scout Shreemann Patel of Hinsdale recently finished a project for the Distinguished Conservation Service Award. His project was designed to improve conditions at Lyman Woods in Downers Grove, where a polluted natural pond was surrounded by invasive buckhorn trees, which were chocking out native plants, and the water was filled with particles and dirt. There was also suspected nitrogen within the pond that could promote algae growth, and the water source was runoff from nearby...

  • Good news

    Updated Jan 31, 2024

    COLLEGE STUDENTS MAKE DEAN’S LISTS The following students from Hinsdale earned a spot on the dean’s list or equivalent for the fall 2023 semester at their respective colleges and universities. • Mari Angelopoulos, Miami University* • Mack Ashbaugh, Belmont University • Max Aziz, University of Wisconsin-Madison • Timmy Aziz, University of Wisconsin-Madison • Kelly Baird, University of Wisconsin-Madison • Tommy Batina, University of Wisconsin-Madison • Sophia Biancalana, Belmont University • Cooper Brackett, University of Alaba...

  • Good news

    Updated Jan 10, 2024

    DILLARD MAKES ‘WHO’S WHO’ LIST Chicago Partner Kirk Dillard was recently named to 2023 “Who’s Who in Chicago” by Crain’s Chicago Business. The list recognizes Chicago movers and shakers, from Fortune 500 CEOs to civic leaders and philanthropists. Dillard, a former Illinois State Senator, is one of more than 300 names compiled to the authoritative list. Dillard concentrates his practice in business and governmental relations and in the representation of manufacturers in product liability prevention and litigation. H...

  • Good news

    Updated Dec 6, 2023

    Central lists state SCHOLARS More than 200 students from Hinsdale Central High School were named 2024 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. They were selected for this honor based on their SAT and/or ACT test scores and sixth semester class rank. They are Sinan Abusalah, Yusuf Ahmed, Lily Airhart, Rianna Amin, Spencer Anderson, Heidi Angelopoulos, Amal Arora, Avneesh Badiwale, Faris Badwan, Atman Balakrishnan, Aden Bandukwala, Shivum Banerjee, Brynn Bauer, Anna Beargie, Finn Bergin, Nat...

  • Good news

    Updated Nov 21, 2023

    FOUNDATION RAISES funds to fight sca The just1mike foundation raised $8,500 during Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month in October to fund free in-school heart screenings for all students at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South in April 2024. The money also will be used to purchase AEDs for future donations. Junior Board members Jackson, Connor and Spencer Mangone; Bridget Schwarz; Sofia Marcic (College Junior Board); Maddie and Evan Starr and their families kicked off the month with a walk from Burlington Park to the SaveStation...

  • Good news

    Updated Nov 8, 2023

    MUSICIANS PICKED TO PLAY BY ILMEA Several students were accepted by audition to participate in the Illinois Music Education Association District 1 honor band, orchestra, chorus and jazz bands. Hinsdale Central Band — Alex Barbu, Sanuthi Edirisinghe, Austin Eldridge, Rohin Mendi, Atharva Naik, Vandana Sivakumar and Anna Wentling Chorus — Tiana Ball, Hannah Brown, Patrick Doppke, Lauren Doppke, Alia Islam, Ritvi Khurana, Grace McGowan, Shayla Patel, Anya Raman, Kamran Razi, Arjun Shah, Albin Stromberg, Pheobe Teoli, Pad...

  • Good news

    Updated Oct 25, 2023

    HOSPITAL OPENS NEW HYBRID OR UChicago Medicine AdventHealth recently opened a new hybrid operating room, marking a significant advancement in cardiac care for the community. The new hybrid OR is a state-of-the-art medical space that seamlessly combines the essential features of a traditional operating room with advanced imaging technology. Designed to enhance patient safety and outcomes, the operating room is equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging equipment to enable minimally invasive heart and vascular procedures. This...

  • Good news

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    HINSDALE WOMAN jOINs BOARD DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Atuesta of Hinsdale to its board. She was officially welcomed at the foundation’s Sept. 21 board meeting. “It’s a pleasure to have Patricia join the ranks of our 23-member board,” said Mike Sitrick, DuPage Foundation president and CEO. “I’m excited by the skills and talents Patricia brings to the table and look forward to working with her to raise the quality of life for our community’s residents.” Atuesta is a bilingual profession...

  • Good news

    Updated Oct 11, 2023

    HINSDALE NAMED TOP 100 HOSPITAL UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale was identified as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals according to an independent quality analysis provided by PINC AI and reported by Fortune in its Sept. 21 issue. This is the second time the hospital has been recognized with this honor, with the first recognition coming in 2017. To create the list, an objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data was conducted to identify the top hospitals in the United States. Organizations do not a...

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    Updated Oct 4, 2023

    CENTRAL TEENS ARE SEMIFINALISTS Twenty-two students from Hinsdale Central are among 16,000 high school students nationwide named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Yusuf Ahmed, Amal Arora, Atman Balakrishnan, Shivum Banerjee, Natasha Bhatia, Analise Burns, Godlyn D’Souza, Patrick Dugan, William Gaffney, Kiran Gitzlaff, Adele Groom, Levi Lillioja, Anya Raman, Alexander Rasmussen, Elizabeth Sessa, Joy Shen, Nathan Smith, Audrey Song, Nikolas Theotikos, Katherine Tschosik, Gabriela Veliz-Hernandez...

  • Good news

    Updated Sep 20, 2023

    CENTRAL STUDENTS NAMED AP SCHOLARS The following Hinsdale Central students earned recognition for their performance on Advanced Placement exams taken in the spring of 2023. AP Scholars with Distinction These students earned an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Class of 2023 Asim Abbas, Dalia Ahdab, Sarah Alamir, Isabella Alt, Mehlum Anjarwala, Marley Arquines, Alexander Aschinberg, Shrihan Atluri Mariya Bajwa, Dylan Bassett, Amy Bayarsaikhan, Aubrie...

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