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ZBA should approve Krehbiel's rezoning request

I read with some interest The Hinsdalean’s recent article (Feb. 25) regarding the rezoning application for the property located at 505 S. County Line Road. This property is owned by Fred Krehbiel, a third generation Hinsdale... — Updated 3/3/2021


Better options exist than tying ribbons of plastic

Death brings up deep emotions and a desire to honor deceased loved ones. While we feel compassion towards those motivated to express their grief by partaking in the new ritual of tying plastic ribbons around parkway trees, our... — Updated 3/3/2021


Levinthal will focus on improving D86 schools

The D86 BOE needs Debbie Levinthal at the table. I know Debbie Levinthal first as a neighbor, but when D86 started discussing curriculum changes, Debbie stepped up to advocate for our kids and the academic excellence of our schools... — Updated 3/3/2021


Walker would bring many needed skills to the D86 board

I recommend Terri Walker for the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board in the April 6 election with great enthusiasm. I met Terri several years ago as a neighbor, but I have gotten to know her better through her tireless work as a... — Updated 2/24/2021


Personal experience changes writer's views on ribbons

Ken Knutson’s article from last week was timely for me. I was a “Ribbon Rower,” believing there could be more tasteful, constructive ways to memorialize the loss of a loved one. I thought the above, until three of Hinsdale... — Updated 2/24/2021


Vote for James and Waters to fix curriculum issues in D86

As a longtime resident of Hinsdale, parent and committed supporter of District 86, I have been puzzled and appalled by the curriculum changes that have been hastily implemented in our district over the past two years. Families... — Updated 2/24/2021


Dannhausen-Brun deserves seat at the D181 board table

As a long time resident of Hinsdale since 2001 and having two sons (including a current eighth-grader at Hinsdale Middle School) attend D181 public schools (Madison Elementary and HMS), I have a deep love and respect for one of... — Updated 2/17/2021


Former principal endorses Dannhausen-Brun for D181 seat

Christine Dannhausen-Brun is a highly-qualified candidate for the District 181 Board of Education. She is intelligent, well-read and a hardworking volunteer. For over 12 years, while her children attended Madison School, we collabo... — Updated 2/17/2021


Waters and James best picks for D86 Board on April 6

On April 6 there is a vitally important election for the District 86 Board of Education and it is crucial that our community elects Jeff Waters and Peggy James. This upcoming BOE ballot features 10 candidates, which is a testament... — Updated 2/17/2021


A shout out to District 86 and village leadership

As an over 30-year resident of Hinsdale, I am more grateful than ever for the thoughtful vision, courageous initiative and effective execution of Superintendent Tammy Prentiss and her team in negotiating a relationship that made CO... — Updated 2/10/2021


Partnership to deliver vaccines a true public service

What a service to the community! As vice president of the DuPage County Board of Health, I have come to appreciate the importance of public-private partnerships for the good of the whole community. It is praiseworthy that Hinsdale... — Updated 2/10/2021


Letter writer offers no path to honest dialogue

Responding to Reid McCollum’s letter last week (Jan. 14) regarding Republicans, it is hypocritical to say one party uses racial stereotypes when your party has the history of racial exploitation and seeking power by maintaining... — Updated 1/20/2021


D86 candidate outlines issues in school board race

With November’s election behind us, sharp focus should turn to the April 6 consolidated election. One important issue on the ballot that can drastically impact real estate value is the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Bo... — Updated 1/6/2021


Junior high teacher taught more than woodworking

When I sat down to hang a picture frame and put my awl to the frame, I remembered Mr. Todd. When I was sanding a piece of wood and knew to trust my own sense of smooth, I remembered Mr. Todd. When I drew the plans for a small... — Updated 12/22/2020


Legion members grateful to PTO for gift cards

The American Legion Post 250 of Hinsdale would like to thank each and every one of the Clarendon Hills Middle School PTO members that took time and effort to send gift cards to all the vets who attend programs at the schools. We... — Updated 12/9/2020


Organizers grateful for generosity, coverage

We would like to thank everyone that supported the just1mike foundation’s sudden cardiac arrest fundraiser. We had set out raise $2,100 in honor of Michael Brindley’s 21st birthday, but we far exceeded our goal due to the... — Updated 11/24/2020


Historical society remembers a dedicated Hinsdalean

On behalf of the Hinsdale Historical Society, our deepest sympathy to the Walton family on the passing of Stanley “Sandy” Walton, a two-time Hinsdale Historical Society president and important contributor to the organization... — Updated 11/11/2020


Writer calls for D86 board president to resign

Kevin Camden has taken his short tenure as D86 president and board member straight to the ditch. At the Oct. 29, 2020, meeting, President Camden uttered homophobic slurs, including the pejorative use of “Jew” in his outlandish... — Updated 11/4/2020


So many reasons why Hinsdale is a great place to live

It takes a village. We would like to profess our love and appreciation for our town! Having grown up here, I’ve benefited from many aspects of Hinsdale, and cherish wonderful memories like: buying candy at Jimmy’s, French... — Updated 10/28/2020


A simple reminder from Rules of the Road 101

I have frequently observed people playing “chicken” with vehicles on our Hinsdale streets, trying to be first to get around other parked vehicles. We have congestion due to landscape, construction and repair trucks serving our... — Updated 10/21/2020


See data before approving D86 integrated math

I oppose the proposed D86 integrated math proposal that the D86 board of education will approve on Oct. 29. For me, the primary reason is lack of data. As board member Turek knows, since he served with me on the D181 BOE that... — Updated 10/21/2020


Central's math curriculum already is top-notch

Before my husband and I chose to build our home in Hinsdale, we checked out the school systems in the surrounding suburbs. The deciding factor would be the legacy for our children of their educational opportunities. Our son became... — Updated 10/14/2020


All should follow one young man's example

Bravo to Anton Riegger for taking the initiative wanting to get rid of plastic. We as parents and grandparents should care for the future of our young generation. We do not need plastic bags. (Hawaii has discontinued them for 10 ye... — Updated 10/7/2020


Fundraiser to prevent sudden cardiac deaths

As junior board members of the just1mike Foundation, we wanted to inform residents about our Facebook fundraiser in October. Just1mike was created to honor Michael Brindley, a Hinsdale Central student, who suffered sudden cardiac... — Updated 9/30/2020


Re-elect Casten to fight climate change

Rep. Sean Casten is such a breath of fresh air, so to speak, in leading the charge to fight climate change. As tempting as it might be to believe Jeanne Ives that the climate has been changing for millions of years and that there... — Updated 9/30/2020


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