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Science can be a laughing matter - Monroe School students were in for a treat as Bill Cook, the Wacky Science guy, proved you can learn and laugh and scream at the same time. Cook swung a cup of...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    February 20, 2020 

D181 board president resigns abruptly

Bill Merchantz, president of the Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board, resigned last week. He submitted a resignation letter Feb. 11 to Margie Kleber, board secretary. It contained a single line. “I submit my resignation from the...

 

Different strokes for different folks

Members of Hinsdale Central's swim team took on some new colors before the WSC Silver conference championships earlier this month. The boys took turns Feb. 1 getting their hair dyed a rainbow of...

 

Once upon a time

At your service - Henry Meding poses just outside the Hinsdale Post Office when it was located at the northeast corner of First and Washington street. The photo was taken between 1900-10. Do you have...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    February 20, 2020 

Heroin deaths continue in DuPage County

The 23-year-old Hinsdale woman who died from an overdose of heroin and fentanyl on Jan. 15, 2019, was one of 96 people in DuPage County who died from an opioid overdose last year. Two other Hinsdale...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    February 20, 2020 

Son's fatal opioid overdose prompts dad to write novel

Louis Lamoureux knows statistics can be difficult to put into context - especially when it comes to the loss of human life. But he's shared one that makes people take notice. "Four people within a...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 Hinsdale South High School 7401 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien...

 

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday, trustees: • voted 6-0 to increase the price of vehicle stickers from $40 to $48 as part of a comprehensive parking plan that will go into effect after the new parking deck at Hinsdale Middle...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    February 20, 2020 

GOP Senate candidates spar at Central

The Hinsdale Central cafeteria was transformed last week into a political stage for a Republican U.S. Senatorial debate. But the event wasn't the product of DuPage County GOP coordination. It was arra...

 

Police efforts around Super Bowl net results

The Hinsdale Police Department announced it made one driving under the influence of alcohol arrest and issued 10 speeding citations and one other traffic violation during the recent Super Bowl enforcement campaign. “Because of these efforts to...

 

Illinois Appellate Court is latest to rule for D86, against Manleys

Another court has ruled in favor of Hinsdale High School District 86 and former Superintendent Bruce Law in a lawsuit filed by former board member Claudia Manley and her husband, Noel. District 86 Board President Nancy Pollak announced Feb. 3 that...

 

Good news

COLLEGE STUDENTS MAKE DEAN’S LIST Several Hinsdale students have earned a place on the dean’s list or equivalent at their respective colleges and universities for the fall 2019 semester. Claire Callahan, Tufts University Jared Callaway, Columbia...

 

Good news

HMS HONOR ROLL The following Hinsdale Middle School students earned a place on the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year. Sixth grade HMS honor roll Daniel Alam, Alessandro Allegra, John Altemose, Faustas Antanaitis, Anna...

 

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I believe I can fly - Arjun Sinha took to the air for a layup against Hinsdale Middle School teacher Dan Powers. And he made it. The two were embroiled in the annual staff-student basketball game at...

 

Jammin' in the stacks at the Hinsdale Public Library

The Friends of the Hinsdale Public Library sponsored the HPL After Dark: Jammin' in the Stacks concert by presenting jazz singer Typhanie Monique Jan. 31. Described as a "bold, engaging performer...

 

Once upon a time

Hinsdale's first village president Joel Tiffany lived in this Italianate home at 133 N. Washington St., which still stands today. More information on Tiffany and his successors as Hinsdale CEO can be...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    February 13, 2020

Hinsdale openings bring fresh offerings

Hinsdale continues to welcome new businesses to town, providing even more destinations for village shoppers. The latest arrivals to the town's merchant community - along with signs of growth from...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Economic Development Commission 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. Hinsdale Public Library Board 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 Hinsdale Public Library 20 E. Maple St. On the draft agenda: capital transfer, patron...

 

Horne will leave Monroe to lead Christian school

Monroe School Principal Justin Horne will move into the same role at Timothy Christian School in his hometown of Elmhurst. Horne will continue to serve as Monroe’s principal until the end of the school year. His replacement will formally begin...

 

Judge: No new residents at sober house

A DuPage County Circuit Court judge has prohibited new residents from moving into the Trinity Sober Living facility at 111 N. Grant St. Judge Brian Diamond issued a preliminary injunction Feb. 7, allowing only those individuals who resided at the...

 

Raoul to U.S. EPA: Bolster ETO emissions rules

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ top lawyer has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enact more rigorous ethylene oxide emissions standards in the wake of pressure on the General Assembly to consider similarly strict regulations. More than...

 

Good news

REDDY TAPPED to serve on STATE medical BOARD Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has appointed Dr. Sreenivas Reddy of Hinsdale’s Vein and Vascular Centers to the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Board. Reddy, a board-certified vascular interventional...

 

Teachers rule in HMS basketball game

The crowd was split at the annual student-staff basketball game at Hinsdale Middle School Jan. 31, with some cheering for the teachers and others rooting for fellow students. The teachers did control...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    February 13, 2020

D86 Board, Pollak hit with lawsuit

The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board and board President Nancy Pollak are the targets of a lawsuit brought by district residents last week alleging both their First Amendment rights and the Illinois Open Meetings Act were violated when they...

 

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Middle school musical chairs — The teachers got into the halftime game at the Hinsdale Middle School faculty-student basketball game Friday. Lauren Miller was the unlucky player in this round,...

 

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