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Leaving keys in unlocked cars is a dangerous practice

In my years as a clinical social worker (now retired), I worked with many young offenders who told me, “If I see a nice car unlocked with keys, I will take it. If the owner doesn’t care enough to lock it, I’m entitled to... — Updated 1/4/2023

 

Note to village board: charity should begin at home

Our community had an amazing opportunity to directly help our own residents and those from surrounding communities recovering from alcohol and drug abuse. But rather than support Trinity Sober Living homes , the Hinsdale Village... — Updated 1/4/2023

 

Police academy grad encourages others to enroll

Last week, I had the good fortune of completing the Hinsdale Citizen’s Police Academy. Officer Karen Kowal, who was the primary instructor, guided the class through the 10-session, once-a-week evening program that gave us a... — Updated 12/21/2022

 

Salon owner one reason for happy Thanksgiving

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving I went to Shiny Nails, 5823 S. Madison, for my holiday manicure. Just to be safe I took off the bracelet I received from my husband for our 25th anniversary so as not to get any lotion on it. At... — Updated 12/7/2022

 

DuPage needs leadership of Hart, Galassi on county board

Having been raised in DuPage, I know firsthand how this county has always been the exception to the “Illinois rule.” Our leaders prioritize balancing budgets, keeping taxes low, investing in public safety and rooting out corrup... — Updated 11/2/2022

 

DuPage County: Vote for continued investment in safety

Most of us know very little about the workings of the DuPage County Board. We may briefly think about it when we examine our tax bills or learn a bit about it as elections approach and candidates vie for board positions. As with an... — Updated 11/2/2022

 

What TV ads don't reveal about Medicare Advantage

The Medicare open enrollment period runs through Dec. 7. Medicare recipients have two choices for covering their medical expenses not paid by Medicare Parts A and B: a “supplemental” plan, also called Medigap, or a Medicare Adv... — Updated 10/27/2022

 

PTO initiative to support counseling appreciated

First, thank you HCHS community for including my name in conjunction with the PTO Insight Collaboration program. I was touched by being remembered, as its origins were back in 2010. More importantly, I want to thank the PTO and... — Updated 10/26/2022

 

Basic freedoms are on the ballot in November election

Basic freedoms are on the ballot this November. It’s abhorrent to me that candidates like Republican gubernatorial nominee Darren Bailey have compared abortion to the Holocaust and would make no exceptions, even in cases of rape... — Updated 10/19/2022

 

Former D181 board member encourages others to run

One of my pastimes during the fall is armchair quarterbacking my favorite football teams. If only I was able to make the calls, my teams for sure would win. During COVID, many of us became armchair quarterbacks-of-sorts around... — Updated 10/19/2022

 

Hinsdale doc supports Hart, Galassi for DPCB seats

Tuesday, Nov. 8, is Election Day and I hope that you are planning to vote. In case you are undecided about the race for DuPage County Board chair or the DuPage County board member who will represent you, maybe I can help. As the... — Updated 10/19/2022

 

Voter supporting Galassi, Hart for DuPage County Board

I am politically independent. I have always voted based on the issues, not the parties. In the upcoming election, I am supporting Kari Galassi and Greg Hart. I share their concerns about the direction of DuPage County, and I see... — Updated 10/12/2022

 

Hinsdale Caucus invites residents to get involved

Please attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Hinsdale Public Library. We are seeking your input on the future of the Hinsdale Village Caucus. The caucus is a nonpartisan group of volunteers whose primary role is to identify,... — Updated 10/12/2022

 

Hart, Galassi are the right choices for DuPage County

On Nov. 8, our community can choose to usher in reasonable, commonsense, high-energy leaders with policy ideas that will positively impact DuPage County for years to come. DuPage County has the opportunity to elect two such... — Updated 10/5/2022

 

Parent of grads supports 'opting out' of sex ed lessons

I am the proud father of four Hinsdale Central High School graduates, two being Student Council presidents and all four deeply involved in HCHS activities. Recently I learned parents of Hinsdale Central High School students can... — Updated 10/5/2022

 

Support just1mike foundation and help save teens' lives

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness month and Michael Brindley’s birthday month. Michael, a Hinsdale Central student, tragically died of SCA in 2016 at the age of 16. Michael loved all sports and wanted to pursue a career... — Updated 10/5/2022

 

D181 board member encourages others to seek office

Beginning next Tuesday, Sept. 20, residents interested in running for the D181 Board of Education may begin circulating signature petitions for the consolidated election to be held April 4, 2023. Candidates can file their... — Updated 9/14/2022

 

Pro Bono attorneys bring change and hope to their clients

We see examples of it every day. Far too many vulnerable populations cannot afford access to basic rights and justice. Low-income Americans cannot get legal help for 92% of their noncriminal legal problems, up from 86% in 2017.... — Updated 9/7/2022

 

Girls crossing tracks prompts safety reminder

This is my first letter to the editor, which I wrote as soon as I arrived at my office downtown this morning. I am a longtime Hinsdale resident and commuter. I was running late this morning (Aug. 29) for the 7:52 and missed it, sta... — Updated 8/31/2022

 

Narrative surrounding baseball game manipulated

April 21 was a good day for baseball. A crowd cheered both HC and LT players. Although there were strong plays on the field that Thursday, fabrications about this game has become the story. On April 28, a woman sent a letter to... — Updated 8/17/2022

 

Galassi best choice to serve on DuPage County Board

A wise woman once told me the best way to affect change in the country is at the local level. That amazing woman, Patti Bellock, diligently served as our state representative for 20 years and continues to take an active role in... — Updated 6/22/2022

 

Dillard, Bellock support Hart, Galassi in primary

It was an honor to represent Hinsdale for more than two decades as your state senator and state representative. We learned a lot of lessons during our tenures — but one that stands out is that success as a representative of the... — Updated 6/22/2022

 

Library wants residents to help shape strategic plan

You may have seen a special email from the Hinsdale Public Library in your inbox recently. The library has begun working on a new strategic plan to guide our work in the next few years, and we’re looking for your input. The email... — Updated 6/15/2022

 

Hart, Galassi care about issues important to Hinsdale

I am a proud mom of three young kids. My kids’ futures are the top consideration for every decision my husband and I make — whether that be where to live, where to send them to school or for whom to vote. We chose to live in... — Updated 6/8/2022

 

New law designed to address smash-and-grab thefts

People shouldn’t have to fear for their lives when they go shopping, but that’s become an unfortunate reality in recent years. Smash and grabs have become a popular choice for criminal networks, who break into retail stores,... — Updated 6/8/2022

 

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