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Tales of two student papers has much to teach us

Student journalists at Northwestern and Harvard universities have been taking a lot of heat lately for doing their jobs. At The Daily Northwestern, reporters were harshly criticized for the way they covered fellow students who protested U.S. Attorney...

 

Post 250 receives our salute at series' close

With the approach of Veterans Day on Monday, our collective spirit of gratitude is directed to those who put on the uniform and, in many cases, put themselves in harm’s way to defend this nation from threats to freedom. Over the past year we’ve...

 

The land of Red Devils easy prey for dark side

It’s Halloween in Hinsdale. A time of revelry for both young and old as children finally get to don those carefully chosen costumes, while parents make them put a jacket over because it’s 37 degrees. But lurking in the shadows, just beyond the...

 

We salute principals, role models for future leaders

October is National Principals Month, a month-long recognition of school leaders to honor their endless commitment to the success and well-being of the students under their care. We asked the community’s principals — those serving in Districts...

 

Parents, kids can pledge to remain drug-free

Two out of 10 high school seniors have used marijuana in the past month. Six percent reported daily use. About 36 percent have used it in the past year and 43 percent have used it during their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abu...

 

Newspaper Week honors America's story

Test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution with this quiz question: What are the five freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment? If you need a hint ... “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free...

 

Keep it one toke over the (boundary) line

Hinsdale Tuesday joined a list of Chicago-area suburbs that have decided to prevent recreational marijuana dispensaries from operating within village boundaries. LaGrange Park, Naperville, Libertyville and Bloomingdale already have prohibited these...

 

Ditch the car for Walk or Bike to School Day

Oct. 2 is National Walk or Bike to School Day, the 22nd annual observance of the campaign promoting healthier student lifestyles and safer streets and neighborhoods. Hinsdale schools are encouraging their families to make car-free commutes on...

 

Railroad safety work is impressive, unfinished

When we see tragedies taking place in other communities or other parts of the country, it’s not unusual to think “That wouldn’t happen here.” Of course as wonderful a community as Hinsdale is, it offers no real protection from loss. No one...

 

Wanted: EDC members so body survives, thrives

Trustees are throwing the Hinsdale Economic Development Commission a lifeline. The village board Tuesday is expected to approve changes designed to boost the commission’s membership, making it easier to find members and setting a more convenient...

 

Honor victims, support survivors to mark Sept. 11

Eighteen typically isn’t a big anniversary. But for family and friends of the 2,977 men, women and children who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 — including some fellow Hinsdaleans — next Wednesday will not pass...

 

Larger Central pool might sink relationships

After two failed referendums to pay for large-scale upgrades at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools, it didn’t take a deep dive by officials to identify a major obstacle to success. The plan to construct a brand new 10-lane pool...

 

Back-to-school signals refresher course for drivers

Before long, everyone will be completely acclimated to the back-to-school routine. Students at Hinsdale Central High School, who began classes eight days ago, already may be settling in to the new schedule. Kids in Community Consolidated Elementary D...

 

Plan ahead to go back to school with (some) peace

A new school year is beginning (yikes!), marking the annual abrupt end to summer vacation and the frenzied first day approach. This week’s expert, District 181 teacher Jessica Schultz, offers useful advice on starting the year strong (see Page...

 

Help Hinsdale Humane Society Clear the Shelter

More than a quarter of a million pets have found homes during the NBC and Telemundo Clear the Shelters pet adoption drives over the last four years. Folks at the Hinsdale Humane Society — along with 1,000-plus participating shelters and rescues...

 

The heat can be sweet, but know your limits

Summer is the time to soak up outdoor pleasures. But it’s also the season for high temperatures and humidity, which can foil the fun if one is overexposed to them. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ...

 

Summer often means dry spell for nonprofits

Hunger never takes a vacation, the website of the Northern Illinois Food Bank reminds us as we head into the final days of July. Many of us spend the summer months traveling to distant shores or enjoying the lazy, hazy days relaxing at home. We...

 

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