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Heart month pumps drive toward healthier living

Each February, the country celebrates American Heart Month by endeavoring to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. Focusing on one’s heart health has never been more important. People with poor cardiovascular health... — Updated 2/24/2021


Saluting those who show heart for helping others

Happy Valentines Day! Sunday is the 14th, of course, but it’s never to early to spread the love. Each year at this time, The Hinsdalean extends “valentines” to those helping to make the community a little more loving place. W... — Updated 2/10/2021


Public comment back where it belongs in D86

Four times last year we criticized leaders in Hinsdale High School District 86 for the way they handled residents who wanted to express their opinion at a board meeting. Today, we congratulate them. For the first time in four... — Updated 2/3/2021


Region 8's move to Tier 2 is exciting news, kinda

Welcome, Tier 2! Now we can get back to high school basketball games, eating at our favorite restaurant and inviting 49 of our closest friends over to watch the playoffs, right? Wait a minute, that’s Tier 1. Tier 2 is much less e... — Updated 1/20/2021


Giving blood a wonderful way to foster healing

Like so many facets of life since COVID-19 hit, blood drives and blood donation centers were shut down or severely restricted as a health precaution. Thankfully, those activities have resumed, and individuals are being urged in... — Updated 1/13/2021


Respect, courtesy should not be on the ballot

If there’s one thing the past 10 months have taught us, it’s patience. We learned patience when we were told, after staying home for two weeks in March, that we would have stay home longer in an effort to slow the spread of... — Updated 1/6/2021


Hard to imagine just what the new year will hold

A recent Saturday Night Live featured Kate McKinnon playing Madame Vivelda, a fortune teller, as she met with a group of clients in 2019. “2019 has sucked but I think 2020 will be our year,” one of them says as the skit opens.... — Updated 12/29/2020


'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 lists... — Updated 12/22/2020


Community needs candidates. Could it be you?

Experience any hotly contested elections lately? Granted, the presidential race was certainly a spectacle not seen before (which goes for most of 2020!). But it also got two-thirds of the electorate to the polls, the highest... — Updated 12/16/2020


Hinsdale shops a prime place to find holiday gifts

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me — a Hinsdale shopping spree! Yes, yes, we know the song is really about the 12 days between Christmas and epiphany. Forgive us for this slightly corny set-up for a message... — Updated 12/9/2020


Every day brings something to give thanks for

No matter what challenges we’ve faced this year as individuals, family members, business owners and community members, we still have countless reasons to be thankful. Here’s our list — one for each day of the month leading... — Updated 11/24/2020


Public comment scenarios asked and answered

No matter how many ways the question was asked, the answer was the same. Let the public speak. Maryam Judar, executive director and community lawyer for the Citizen Advocacy Center in Elmhurst, attended the Hinsdale High School... — Updated 11/11/2020


Show military veterans appreciation they deserve

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, we pause to give thanks to those who have served both to defend our nation’s liberty and to aid in protecting the flame of freedom around the world. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more... — Updated 11/4/2020


Scary scenarios to get your fright on this Oct. 31

It’s hard to imagine 2020 could get any scarier than it already is. But the never-ending pandemic will not deter us from our annual Halloween tradition of imagining a Hinsdale that is significantly more frightening than the one... — Updated 10/28/2020


Awareness just first step in fighting breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We probably don’t need to tell you that. With one in eight women in the U.S. battling breast cancer at some point in her life, you most likely have a friend or loved one who has faced... — Updated 10/14/2020


Make sure safety is an ingredient when cooking

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States, mostly from the ignition of food or other cooking materials, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The majority of those... — Updated 10/7/2020


Audience comment has no place at end of agenda

We get it, Kevin. We agree it’s inconsiderate — bordering on rude — for citizens to come to Hinsdale High School District 86 Board meetings, complain about something during public comment and leave. And we know, board... — Updated 9/30/2020


This month the time to get or use a library card

Perhaps you’ve seen the photo of Ridgway Burns on his bike, pulling a small book trailer, on the cover of the Hinsdale Public Library’s fall 2020 newsletter, “Beyond Books.” Burns is wearing his helmet and — thanks to... — Updated 9/16/2020


Know what day it is? It's special for some reason!

Wow, is it really true that September bursts on the scene next week? No doubt many of us are still trying to keep up with day, let alone the month. And with every new month means a fresh set of obscure holiday observances in our... — Updated 8/26/2020


Health department can't keep changing the rules

Was that a cough? A sniffle? Did it take place in a classroom? Or a school hallway? Then that student — and her siblings — must be sent home to quarantine until a COVID-19 test comes back negative or a doctor makes an... — Updated 8/19/2020


Reworking high school seasons the safe approach

Less than 24 hours after the Illinois High School Association had released its plans for high school sports during the 2020-21 school year, people already were complaining. The plan certainly is not ideal. Instead of a school year... — Updated 8/5/2020


Back-to-school vision tricky amid blurry landscape

Parents of school-age children have been riding the “What will fall look like?” bus for months now. Most likely boarded hopeful they’d be let off at the “Back in class with safety measures” stop. Crossing from spring... — Updated 7/29/2020


Odd - yet fitting - time to honor parks and rec

Summer Brew & Q — canceled. Taco Tuesday — postponed. Independence Day celebration — canceled. The messages stamped in red in the online summer brochure indicate which programs are not taking place this summer. No pool member... — Updated 7/22/2020


Vigilance in battle against COVID-19 still critical

If you’ve ever wanted to be a masked superhero, the time has come! Most of us, of course, have been donning our facial coverings faithfully since April. It was a strange and somewhat annoying measure to adopt initially. But we... — Updated 7/15/2020


Preservation friends, foes have input to offer

“Bueller? Bueller?” The Zoom public hearing about a potential moratorium on the demolition of historic homes reminded us a little of the film classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” as Hinsdale Plan Commission Chairman Steve... — Updated 7/8/2020


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