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Former D181 CFO encourages vote for Kleber on April 6

I support re-electing Margie Kleber for D181 School Board. As past CFO and treasurer, I worked closely with Margie on several initiatives and was impressed with her attention to detail and willingness to learn and understand the... — Updated 3/24/2021


Dannhausen-Brun's experience a good fit for D181 board

As the current D181 BOE vice-president and former academic success committee chair, I wholeheartedly endorse Christine Dannhausen-Brun for the D181 BOE two-year seat. D181 is at a watershed moment, navigating the challenges of a... — Updated 3/24/2021


Dannhausen-Brun relies on facts, listens to all opinions

We’ve known Christine Dannhausen-Brun for 15 years and wholeheartedly support her campaign for a seat on the D181 school board. She is a dedicated volunteer and a steadfast advocate for issues that impact our children and their... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Beth Smits    Opinion

Different cats, different joys

There are two cats in my life right now. One's in Ireland and the other is in Hinsdale, and both of them have made this crazy time more bearable. Moomin is my rescue cat. Like so... — Updated 3/24/2021


Two incumbents, two newcomers endorsed for D86

✔︎ Kevin Camden ✔︎ Tamakia “TJ” Edwards ✔︎ Debbie Levinthal ✔︎ Jeff Waters Justin Baron Peggy James Mark Pinnow Karen Shannon Marty Turek Terri Walker Voters will elect four individuals to serve on the Hinsdale... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By Bret Conway    Opinion

Laissez les bon temps rouler

My double nickel birthday falling on Fat Tuesday had me pining for a return to the city not for spectators, but for participants. The following travelogue recollections spotlight... — Updated 3/17/2021


Teacher, parent, friend supports Walker for D86 Board

I hope you will join me in supporting Terri Walker in her candidacy for the District 86 Board of Education. Terri is very invested in our schools as she has two children within their walls. She will listen to both sides of the... — Updated 3/17/2021


Kleber will work for everyone if re-elected to D181 Board

Jerry and I support Margie Kleber for re-election to the D181 Board of Education for the two-year term. Margie has been our friend for more than 30 years. While being a first-grade teacher at The Lane, I (Lois) was fortunate to... — Updated 3/17/2021


Dannhausen-Brunn responds to Hinsdalean's endorsements

Hinsdalean editors, thank you for considering me. I know endorsement decisions are hard. In comparing experience, several of my experience factors may have been overlooked. Six years on Queen of Peace High School’s board will... — Updated 3/17/2021


Edwards brings fresh voice, experience to D86

Tamakia “TJ” Edwards is an invaluable voice on the D86 BOE, offering consistency and community voice through compassionate, thoughtful and experienced leadership. TJ has been on the board for about seven months; while... — Updated 3/17/2021


Levinthal is running for D86 for the right reasons

If you want a candidate who will fairly represent and engage with all D86 constituents, insist on full transparency and data-driven decisions, vote for Debbie Levinthal for the D86 Board of Education. She has educated herself on... — Updated 3/17/2021


Dannhausen-Brun an impressive choice for D181

It is with pleasure and confidence that I offer an endorsement for Christine Dannhausen-Brun for the School District 181 Board of Education. I have known Christine for more than 15 years and have been impressed with her ability to... — Updated 3/17/2021


Host of reasons to elect Pinnow to D86 Board

Mark Pinnow and I were co-chairs for the Gower referendum committee last fall. I believe that Mark should serve on the D86 BOE for the following reasons. Commitment: Mark has regularly attended D86 BOE meetings since 2015. He is... — Updated 3/17/2021


Dillard supports James, Waters in D86 election

As the son of a long-time District 86 educator, a District 86 alum, current D86 parent and former Illinois state senator, I have a profound respect for the importance of local elections, and perhaps none is more underrated in its... — Updated 3/17/2021


D181 Board member will support Kleber on April 6

Four the past four years I have had the pleasure of serving on the D181 Board with Margie Kleber. Over those four years, Margie, the rest of the board and I have tackled a variety of issues and events: hiring a new superintendent,... — Updated 3/17/2021


Kleber is the right choice to continue on D181 Board

I hope you will join me in supporting Margie Kleber in her candidacy for the District 181 Board. As the current president of the board, Margie is in the unique position of providing to the new board not only solid leadership but al... — Updated 3/10/2021


Consider Democratic slate for DG township positions

The upcoming election on April 6 covers municipal positions including our school, library and village boards. These are probably on your radar. But the election also includes board and key staff of Downers Grove Township, the unit... — Updated 3/10/2021


Walker will bring the change needed to the D86 Board

Hinsdale, we have a problem. Many of us moved to Hinsdale because it is best in class. Consistently ranked one of the top places to live in Illinois, Hinsdale has enjoyed a sterling reputation for its public education system,... — Updated 3/10/2021

 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

Wonderstruck by splendor of spring

Waist deep in a flowerbed full of colorful zinnias, I stopped weeding. I looked up and saw a monarch butterfly and then it hit me - I was wonderstruck. Its beauty was so... — Updated 3/10/2021


Levinthal has right qualities to serve District 86

I am writing to express my enthusiastic support of Debbie Levinthal for the District 86 Board of Education. I’ve known Debbie for 10 years. The first time I heard Debbie speak was at a parent meeting for our children’s... — Updated 3/10/2021


Village president supports Waters, James for D86

I strongly support Jeff Waters and Peggy James for the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board. Jeff and Peggy will bring much needed good governance to the school board. Our high school is the gem of our community. It is widely... — Updated 3/10/2021


Levinthal will bring integrity, objectivity to D86

I am writing to share my enthusiastic support for Debbie Levinthal for the District 86 Board of Education this April. Debbie is a dear family friend, respected neighbor and an amazingly caring mother to four wonderful children,... — Updated 3/10/2021


Levinthal will work for D86 students, community

I am extremely pleased to support Debbie Levinthal, candidate for the District 86 Board, and in my view, one of the original advocates for maintaining academic excellence in our district. She has been “part of the... — Updated 3/10/2021


Central students defends practice of tying ribbons

My name is Haley Dynis, I’m a junior at Hinsdale Central High School and a life-long friend of Kendall Pickering. I’ve recently seen articles regarding the ribbons around town honoring the life of Kendall. As residents have... — Updated 3/10/2021


Waters, James understand what is at stake in D86

I am writing to announce my enthusiastic endorsement of Jeff Waters and Peggy James for the D86 Board of Education. As the campaign manager for the 2019 D86 referendum, I spent countless hours working alongside Jeff. While... — Updated 3/10/2021


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