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Summertime certainly a busy time in Hinsdale

Whether you celebrate meteorological summer, which began June 1, or wait for the June 21 solstice for the official kick-off, the fun that marks the season in Hinsdale has begun. The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce held its first... — Updated 6/7/2023


New board in D86 off to a rather rocky start

The new board in Hinsdale High School District 86 has been busy. After almost 90 minutes in closed session at a special meeting May 24, board members voted 6-0 (Asma Akhras was absent) to affirm the “leave with pay” status of S... — Updated 5/31/2023


Moms mean the world to their kids, at any age

Sunday we once again will celebrate the women we call Mom. Moms, it seems, do it all. They can soothe a crying baby and quiet the tantrums of a toddler. They can bandage a scraped knee and cook up just the right comfort food to... — Updated 5/10/2023


Library Week celebrates story HPL has to tell

“There’s more to the story,” sounds like a criticism a dissatisfied reader might make to a newspaper reporter. But this week, the phrase has a different meaning. There’s More to the Story is the theme of National Library we... — Updated 4/26/2023


Earth Day invites us all to do our part

Time to get your planetary party on! Saturday is Earth Day, an occasion to consider all that’s wonderful about this celestial orb we share, as well as how we can ensure its natural treasures are around to amaze and inspire... — Updated 4/19/2023


Celebrate volunteers in town and join their ranks!

April is National Volunteer Month, and there’s a lot to celebrate. In 2021, more than 60.7 million Americans volunteered through an organization, contributing $122.9 billion in economic value. Volunteers are pulling their weight... — Updated 4/12/2023


No place for partisan politics, personal attacks

In the decades we’ve been covering elections, we’ve rarely seen an election like this one. The worst had been the race for village president in 2009, when someone sent out a juvenile email about then candidate Tom Cauley. The... — Updated 4/5/2023


Thousands - even millions - of reasons to vote

Why should you vote in the Tuesday, April 4, election? The 2,450 students who attend Hinsdale Central High School, where they are taught by 215 certified faculty members and have the chance to participate on 31 athletic teams and... — Updated 3/29/2023


Hinsdalean lists endorsements for the D86 board

✔︎ Asma Akhras ✔︎ Kay Gallo ✔︎ Catherine “Cat” Greenspon Andrew Catton Deborah Willoughby A little more than two years ago, the newly seated board in Hinsdale High School District 86 spent two and a half hours... — Updated 3/22/2023


Luck certainly not limited to the Irish

“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough,” the popular saying goes. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow — and with no disrespect to the Irish — we’d like to offer our own twist on the saying. “I... — Updated 3/15/2023


Transparency is the key to a healthy democracy

On Tuesday it was reported that thousands of protesters in the nation of Georgia had clashed with police in the streets of the capital Tbilisi. It was the second day of demonstrations, with the police resorting to water cannon and... — Updated 3/8/2023


Women's history, early village history intersect

Hinsdale’s first international celebrity just happened to be a woman. Loie Fuller, born in 1862 in the midst of a bitterly cold January, did not take long to discover her love of being on stage. “After Loie was able to walk,... — Updated 3/1/2023


Let Black History Month be learning opportunity

February is National Black History Month, a time to recognize the legacy of Black Americans who have helped make this country a more perfect union through their talents, sacrifice and inspiring leadership. The National Museum of Af... — Updated 2/22/2023


A healthy heart ensures love will go on

February is a month dedicated to matters of the heart. For many, that meant making sure a special someone received a card and flowers on Tuesday. But February is also American Heart Month, a time to brush up on the signs of a... — Updated 2/15/2023


Valentine recipients embrace chance to give back

Love is in the air with the approach of Valentine’s Day. The occasion affords us the perfect opportunity for heartful recognition of those who selflessly serve Hinsdale’s nonprofits and faith communities. The organizations... — Updated 2/8/2023


Hinsdalean set to launch election coverage Feb. 9

For the first time in The Hinsdalean’s history, there is a single contested race on the spring ballot. Only Hinsdale High School District 86 has attracted more candidates than there are open seats in the Tuesday, April 4, electio... — Updated 2/1/2023


Full-day kindergarten overdue in District 181

The time has come to stop kicking the full-day kindergarten can down the road. As evidenced at Monday night’s Community Consolidated Elemenatary District 181 Board meeting, both residents and district officials signaled a strong... — Updated 1/25/2023


Brighten gloomy days by getting out of the house

The new year opened with almost three weeks of warmer than normal temperatures, with highs in the 50s last week and this week. But 2023 also has brought us more than our fair share of cloudy days as well. You can probably count on... — Updated 1/18/2023


Full year of coverage marks 150th anniversary

Happy 150th anniversary, Hinsdale! Of course, it’s a little early to extend a happy anniversary wish, seeing as the village’s incorporation date is April 1, 1873. But this is the start of the sesquicentennial (a fancy word for... — Updated 1/12/2023


Another year opens, new opportunities await

As we reflect on the highs and lows of 2022, we are also compelled to turn our collective gaze to 2023 and consider the possibilities for beneficial and constructive development as a community. Here are our resolutions for the... — Updated 12/28/2022


'Twas the night before Christmas in Hinsdale

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town The Hinsdaleans were scurrying, they rushed all around. For last-minute gifts and cards they did sprint, Armed with... — Updated 12/21/2022


SAFE-T Act revisions put public over politics

Sometimes the voice of common sense can be heard amidst the din of polarizing politics and extremism. We were encouraged when last week Gov. JB Pritzker signed off on amendments to the SAFE-T Act criminal justice reform measure... — Updated 12/14/2022


Help the fire department 'Keep the Wreath Red'

Some like to decorate with multicolored bulbs for holidays. Others enjoy the simplicity of all white lights. At the Hinsdale Fire Department, the preferred color is red. Every year the department teams up with the Illinois Fire... — Updated 12/7/2022


Be neighborly and shop in your neighborhood

Happy December! For many of us, turning the calendar page from November drives home the reality that our Christmas shopping weeks are now fewer than the number of branches on Charlie Brown’s sparse yet plucky tree. We are thankfu... — Updated 11/30/2022


Two dozen reasons to give thanks this month

“Tradition” is a word we find ourselves using a lot during the holiday season. One of our favorite traditions at this time of year is our taking time to reflect on one thing we are thankful for each day of November. Nov. 1 ... — Updated 11/22/2022


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