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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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