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A reading assignment for drivers as school opens

As students get acclimated to their class schedules, locker combinations and homework, adults also have some adjusting to do now that school is back in session. Traffic patterns have changed dramatically since the first day at... — Updated 8/30/2023


Students, start smart this new school year

Hinsdale youth are back in class! Stepping up a grade means a higher level of academic rigor — and a greater need for effective study habits. Here are some tips from “The Princeton Review” to help make the year a success. 1.... — Updated 8/23/2023


Series ends, 150th anniversary coverage goes on

The beautiful historic buildings in the central business district, the Robbins Park subdivision and many other neighborhoods in Hinsdale. That delicious smell when you walk into Kramer Foods. The crowds that line the streets the... — Updated 8/16/2023


Lots of summer left for residents to enjoy

Those back-to-school emails and football season previews are coming fast and furious right about now. But that doesn’t mean we have to rush summer off the stage. Check out these seasonal attractions and activities — both in... — Updated 8/9/2023


Five golden moments at D86 board meeting

We’ve written a number of editorials about areas of improvement for the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board. So we thought it only fair to highlight a handful of shining moments from the last regular board meeting July 27. 1.... — Updated 8/2/2023


National Night Out to promote local solidarity

Tuesday, Aug. 1, is National Night Out, an annual event designed to build bonds between neighbors and law enforcement, according to the National Association of Town Watch, which sponsors the event. “National Night Out is an... — Updated 7/26/2023


Parks and rec helps keep this community strong

You might enjoy watching Falcon Football games at Brook Park in the fall, ice skating at Burns Field in the winter or taking a run through KLM in the spring. But summer is when the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department shines,... — Updated 7/24/2023


More answers in D86, but we don't like them

The good news: the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board has finally announced the fate of Superintendent Tammy Prentiss, who has been on paid administrative leave since mid-May. The bad news: district taxpayers will foot the... — Updated 7/5/2023


Independence Day an invitation to come together

Just months after local residents were able to officially call their growing settlement the village of Hinsdale in April of 1873, they celebrated their first Independence Day as an incorporated community. Accounts of the initial... — Updated 6/28/2023


Clock is ticking on finding acting superintendent

Eight days from today will be Chris Covino’s last day in Hinsdale High School District 86. The assistant superintendent for academics is leaving to become superintendent of a La Grange elementary school district. His replacement... — Updated 6/21/2023


Defining 'Dad' up to beholder as fathers get day of tribute

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in 7 years.” — Mark Twain Fatherhood is ... That... — Updated 6/14/2023


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


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