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Thank and support first responders and medical staff

This has been a very stressful time for our front line first responders and medical staff. The Hinsdale Police and Fire departments are in need of N-95 masks and Chlorox wipes. They can be dropped off at the police or fire department at 121 Symonds...

 

Fellow Hinsdaleans encouraged to fly stars and stripes

As we all deal with the many changes to our lives, it occurred to me that we could show our support for everyone by flying our American flags. Our family is ex-military and know our flag to be the most visible symbol of the USA and what it...

 

Variety of ways to keep this quarantine in perspective

These are times that try men’s souls. Someone said that before me, I’m sure. But we are all facing a monstrous challenge. We take different routes in making it through the day. One friend is turning to the grape, happy to drink any wine whose...

 

One college student's plea: Practice social distancing

It’s day two of my quarantine back from school, and I, like many other college students, am already feeling the burden of social distancing. Still, from reading various news articles and keeping up with CDC regulations, I understand how important...

 

Hinsdale is in no rush to have 5G rolled out here

We are being inundated with 5G commercials and how great it will be for all of us. Lucky Hinsdale, we were even selected to be one of the first for the 5G rollout. So, why are there “Stop 5G” signs popping up all over town? Well, after doing a...

 

Make time to see the hilarious 'Hinsdopoly' this weekend

If you have not yet seen “Hinsdolopy” at The Community House, then make time this weekend for some fun entertainment. I ended up smack in the front row because I was a late purchase on Saturday. The best part of being so close was that I had a...

 

Stop 5G is making progress, still needs residents' support

Four months ago Stop 5G Hinsdale & Neighbors was formed. Since then, we have made significant progress, but much more remains to be done. We have had town hall educational presentations. We have diligently worked with our village board and staff, res...

 

District 86 board was wrong in thwarting public comment

The Open Meeting Act provides the public a statutory right to address public bodies. Per OMA, the rules for addressing a public body may only impose reasonable “time, place and manner” regulations that are necessary to further a significant gover...

 

D86 wrong to stop residents from making public comment

As former area school board members, we understand that the First Amendment’s freedom of speech is the cornerstone of American democracy, and the Open Meetings Act extends that non-negotiable right to hold public officials accountable and...

 

Resident not impressed with Casten at town hall meeting

Last Saturday I attended Hinsdale’s town hall meeting with U.S Rep. Sean Casten. After speaking for approximately 10 minutes, Rep. Casten opened the floor to questions. The first question was about Rep. Casten voting not to continue the federal...

 

Pay attention to the European response to 5G rollout

“... Switzerland melds the best of all worlds — and adds a healthy dose of chocolate, cowbells and cable cars.” — Rick Steves Not mentioned by Steves is the more than 2,000 antennas the alpine country has built to roll out 5G technology,...

 

A word in opposition to 5G from a 'Millennial Luddite'

I am a Millennial, and I moved back to Hinsdale to wrap myself up in its historical cocoon. The beautiful homes and tree-lined streets hearken back to an age gone by, perfectly juxtaposed to the ever-forward, ever-faster pace of technology. Hinsdale...

 

Column prompts writer to share thoughts on halftime show

I seldom write to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio. But this time (after Pamela Lannom’s Feb. 6 column), it seems worth it. There’s a song that goes like this: “Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, Shake your booty, shake your...

 

Operation Christmas Child appreciates town's generosity

I am writing to thank Hinsdale residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Hinsdale and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of...

 

Anna Martch an asset to business owners, village

The village of Hinsdale is fortunate of have Anna Martch as one of its employees. As the economic development and communication specialist, she adds tremendous value to the success of our business community. As a business owner, I have worked with...

 

Cheers to all involved with 'A Christmas Carol' at TCH

Bravo to the cast and crew of the holiday production “A Christmas Carol: In Concert” held at the Hinsdale Community House last weekend! From the creative staging, the cheery music, to the actors both young and older — it was such an enjoyable...

 

D181 board should've been more open about IASB votes

I am writing about D181’s votes on IASB resolutions 1 and 3 at the last school board meeting (Nov. 18) and am concerned there are other, pressing matters that parents in this community are not aware of. When D181 has needed funding for a new...

 

Fredrickson's column a necessary reminder to us all

I want to express a heartfelt thanks to Jack Fredrickson for his column Nov. 21 turning a very personal and tragic event in his life, the accidental death of his wife, Susan, into a reckoning that many of us need to face concerning when to say “no...

 

Don't allow state legislators to allow guns in schools

Guns do not belong in schools. This past weekend, for the second year in a row, delegates at the Illinois Association of School Boards Annual Conference narrowly defeated a resolution advocating legislation which provides local school boards the...

 

Criticism of state Rep. Mazzochi in letter was unwarranted

The letter regarding Rep. Deanne Mazzochi and the insulin cap last week was misleading and politically motivated. The only relevant content was that insulin prices have risen greatly and that some are struggling. The letter infers that the insulin...

 

Support of IASB policy by D181 board was a pro-gun vote

Last week the D181 School Board voted 4-3 in favor of IASB’s resolution No. 1 — to lobby legislators to allow the arming of teachers and staff. The vote wasn’t noticeably listed on BoardDocs or communicated to parents. The board later emailed...

 

Slow down D86 science curriculum change

Concerned taxpayers are circulating a petition to “Slow Down” the plan for substantial cuts and other changes to our highly successful science curricula at Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central. Otherwise, these changes will be imposed in fall...

 

Mazzochi vote against lower insulin prices

Both legislative houses of Illinois voted overwhelmingly this past week to cap what diabetics pays for insulin to $100 a month. Majorities of both Democrats and Republicans voted yes, yet Rep. Deanne Mazzochi (IL-47) refused to support the bill. She...

 

Tell legislators, Verizon that 5G isn't wanted here

My first glimpse of Hinsdale was of kids skating in Burns Field. It was an idyllic picture straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. It was this serenity that made us move to Hinsdale. Now I feel this serenity is being threatened by the influx of...

 

Demand answers, new laws regarding 5G rollout

What’s your image of Hinsdale? I see a special place of tree-lined streets, manicured lawns, neighbors talking and children playing in the park. Unfortunately, we’ll soon need to add a 5G small cell tower to the background of these images. Drive...

 

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