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Letter - Pancakes perfect start to homecoming activities

The Hinsdale Central High School Homecoming Pancake Breakfast is back! Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the beautiful HCHS student cafe. Tickets are $10. Pay at the door. All proceeds go to... — Updated 9/13/2023


Letter - No excuse for lack of new teachers contract in District 181

Many in the community began the school year with attending curriculum night in District 181. We were welcomed by enthusiastic, caring, smart professionals who excel in the craft of teaching. We entrust these teachers each day with... — Updated 9/6/2023


Letter - Dogs deserved more than 1 point in columnist's tally

In contrast to a recent guest commentary, I posit the case is overwhelmingly for dogs. Not against dogs. On behalf of dogs everywhere, I humbly offer this partial inventory and recount. Seeing-eye dogs. Bomb-sniffing dogs. Guard... — Updated 8/23/2023


Letter - Burdi's world-class car show is an asset to the village

Hinsdale owes a thank you to Burdi Clothing and the other organizers of the car show held several weeks ago. Notwithstanding the rainy weather, a sizable crowd enjoyed walking among the many exotic and collectible supercars. The... — Updated 8/23/2023


Letter - Letter on scooters, electric bikes, omits key factor

Of course motorists need to be aware and use caution regarding kids on electric scooters and bikes and the writer (July 13 letter) correctly points out that a parent’s worst nightmare is losing a child and parents should be... — Updated 8/23/2023


Letter - Watch out for kids on scooters, electric bikes

The swarms of kids on Go Trax scooters and Suron electric bikes are out in full force. The speed of these electric vehicles can go anywhere from 8 to 15 mph and can create the strong possibility of a parent’s/child’s worst... — Updated 7/12/2023


Letter - Woman thanks Good Samaritans for giving aid

On May 9 I was visiting my daughter and her family from Wyoming. I was enjoying the beautiful spring morning when I encountered a uneven sidewalk and went flying through the air, hit my skull on the cement and broke my hand. When... — Updated 7/12/2023


Letter - Runner says its time for village to turn fountains back on

Can someone explain why the public water fountains in Hinsdale are off? I know during the pandemic public fountains in schools, office buildings, airports, parks, etc. were turned off. But those have been brought back into... — Updated 5/31/2023


Letter - Writer recommends 'Our Town' for Central actors

Recently, The Hinsdalean published an article about the musical “Urinetown” that was presented by Hinsdale Central High School this spring. Grace McGowan said “It’s the American Revolution with pee.” I can’t help but... — Updated 5/17/2023


Letter - Hinsdale's new congressman ready to assist residents

Happy Sesquicentennial, Hinsdale! For those who don’t know me, I’m your new U.S. congressman, Jesús “Chuy” García. With new congressional districts in Illinois and across the country this year following the 2020 census,... — Updated 5/5/2023


Letter - Elected officials deserve recognition as volunteers, too

I appreciated your recent editorial on National Volunteer Month and the contributions of volunteers to our community organizations. As a former volunteer at the Hinsdale Humane Society, and for PTOs at The Lane School, Hinsdale... — Updated 5/3/2023


Leave the car in the garage, walk to downtown Hinsdale

COVID brought, along with many things, an increased habit of driving to stay protected. As we settle back into post-COVID life, we still under-utilize the many walkable amenities. The village of Hinsdale is a unique walking communi... — Updated 4/19/2023


Letter - Akhras, Gallo, Greenspon best choices for D86

From attending almost every D86 board meeting since 1995, I’ve learned an important lesson: a school board is seven unique individuals, each one bringing to the table their own special background, knowledge, and skills. Three... — Updated 3/29/2023


Letter - Former state senator applauds endorsement of Gallo

As a District 86 parent, alum, retired state senator and the son of a longtime Hinsdale Central and South teacher, I applaud The Hinsdalean endorsement of Kay Gallo for its board. Kay previously served with distinction as District... — Updated 3/29/2023


Letter - Akhras checks the right boxes for District 86

Asma Akhras should be among those who guide D86 into the future. She brings compelling experience in the education field. She has taught in classrooms, has post graduate education-related schooling, has volunteered on local... — Updated 3/29/2023


Letter - Hart endorses Greenspon in D86 Board race

I enthusiastically endorse Catherine Greenspon for the Hinsdale District 86 Board of Education. Her candidacy is refreshing and inspiring, especially considering the current state of our political climate. One of Catherine’s... — Updated 3/29/2023


Letter - Akhras responsible for worker's actions

If a single mail-in or early-voting voter was swayed by the deceit involving an Asma Akhras campaign worker, that’s as harmful of an act as I can imagine. No matter what spin the campaign and the candidate are selling,... — Updated 3/29/2023


Letter - Cat Greenspon is what the D86 Board needs

I have had the opportunity to work with Cat for several years as a volunteer for the Hinsdale Central PTO. During her tenure on the PTO executive board, she has prove that she is a compassionate leader who gets things done and... — Updated 3/29/2023


Letter - Greenspon the decisive choice for D86 Board

Cat Greenspon is the candidate running for the BOE who consistently demonstrates her commitment to work tirelessly on the behalf of ALL students in D86. “It is time for our district to support all student growth and achievement... — Updated 3/29/2023


Vote April 4 for Gallo for District 86 Board

Kay has previously served on the school board from 2009-17. Her tenure during that often contentious time was exemplary. She is a proven and committed leader and always focused upon the best outcomes for all students, parents,... — Updated 3/29/2023


Letter - Gallo can be trusted to make decisions in D86

Kay Gallo has the right temperament, judgment and experience to represent our community on the D86 board of education. Kay is the only candidate with previous D86 board experience. She has served two terms, from 2009-17, and was... — Updated 3/23/2023


Letter - Greenspon brings knowledge, dedication to D86

Catherine “Cat” Greenspon and I have crossed paths many times while advocating for students and our schools. As a D181 parent, as well as having served the last 10 years on a D181 PTO Board (three as a co-president), I have... — Updated 3/23/2023


Letter - Greenspon honest, hardworking, right for D86 board

I am honored to support my friend, Catherine Greenspon, for D86 school board. Catherine deeply cares for all our D86 children, so much so that she tirelessly volunteers at both Hinsdale South and Central campuses. Catherine is... — Updated 3/23/2023


Letter - Vote for Gallo, Greenspon, Catton on April 4

Did you know that student math and English proficiency are down across the board over the last decade in D86? So why then did the D86 administration and board majority just approve a contract that will give students 18 fewer hours... — Updated 3/23/2023


Letter - DuPage Policy Journal 'biased and questionable'

Voters in the Hinsdale Township school district need to be on the alert for a publication in their mailboxes that looks like a newspaper, the DuPage Policy Journal. It is not a member of the Illinois Press Association, nor is it... — Updated 3/23/2023


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