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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


Former state senator applauds Hinsdalean

There are many reasons we love living in Hinsdale. Among them is The Hinsdalean, which arrives FREE each week on our driveway. As a former state senator and aide to two governors, I have read many local or nondaily newspapers.... — Updated 9/30/2020


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


Thanks to all who made shredding day a success

On behalf of the American Legion Post 250 of Hinsdale, I would like to thank all the wonderful people who came out for our “Shred your Documents” event. All of you helped make this event a huge success, We would to try and... — Updated 9/23/2020


Don't trust lawmakers with more taxing authority

Here’s the reason you should vote no on the proposed “fair tax” amendment to the Illinois Constitution. The amendment gives the legislature power to increase taxes on any group of taxpayers with no limits and no... — Updated 9/16/2020


Host homecoming parties or have schools reopen?

Over the past few weeks of high school online, teachers have been told about multiple homecoming parties being planned. This is happening while some of the same families are begging for the schools to be reopened. I am amazed that... — Updated 9/16/2020


Pool staff made summer wonderful for so many

I love to have contact with friends and people. I love water and swimming! On June 22 happiness began for swimmers and “water-lovers” when the Hinsdale Community Swimming Pool opened for three hours per day. We learned that... — Updated 9/2/2020


Residents happy D181 is following 6-foot guideline

As concerned residents, we would like to express our gratitude to the District 181 Board of Education for staying diligent to the CDC’s recommendations of distancing at least 6 feet. As COVID numbers continue to rise, in... — Updated 8/19/2020


New D181 board member is confused about justice

As a parent of two students in D181, I received the survey to which the previous author and current board member referred (Bill Cotter’s Aug. 6 letter). Given the choice of a five-day in-school option and a fully remote track, I... — Updated 8/19/2020


Children should not be 'used' at school protests

To the parents who used their children as props holding “Open the Schools” signs during a recent protest, shame on you. As if children have the maturity, life experience or should bear the burden for such a decision. — Geri... — Updated 8/12/2020


Residents need to be better informed on crime

Many, presumably by their own inattention, are uninformed about the extent of the local crime surge, uninformed about what’s being done and uninformed about how they can better protect themselves. For example, I-55 is a... — Updated 8/12/2020


D181 reopening plan should be reconsidered

A great American once wrote that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. An overwhelming majority of respondents to a D181-commissioned survey wanted the board to adopt a five-day per week, in-person reopening plan... — Updated 8/5/2020


Column identifies perils posed by 'cancel culture'

I applaud Pamela Lannom’s July 30 “Democracy at Stake ...” opinion for exposing the left’s double standards and coercive practices. The censorship of John Kass is but one of many examples of cancel culture in action.... — Updated 8/5/2020


Locking cars protects property, police officers' lives

Having lived in Hinsdale for over 20 years, it amazes me that several times every year, our police still have to plead with residents to lock their car doors to prevent vehicle theft. Maybe if people would consider that every... — Updated 7/29/2020


Civic leaders should set better example with masks

I could not believe the front page picture of last week’s Hinsdalean. Only one person wore a mask during the ribbon cutting of the parking garage in front of the new middle school. Our civic leaders should consider themselves to... — Updated 7/22/2020


Revisions to Title 14 have not been drafted in haste

Oak Street in southeast Hinsdale soon will take on a drastically different look with the pending demolitions of two iconic, historic homes — all because Hinsdale’s preservation ordinance lacks substance. Members of... — Updated 7/15/2020


Encourage forest district to buy land at Ogden, Adams

The IBLP land north of Ogden Avenue and east of Adams Road presently being considered for development is an environmentally sensitive area that is part of the Salt Creek flood plain. The area should be preserved as open space, beca... — Updated 7/8/2020


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