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Shin, a former teacher, will be great on D181 Board

Congratulations to Grace Shin, a fellow community member and mother of three children in the district who was elected to the D181 School Board Tuesday. Grace has a background in education with a master’s in education from the... — Updated 4/7/2021


Two-wheel travel is best with temperatures on the rise

I ride my bicycle to downtown Hinsdale during nice weather (around 80 degrees). More people should take it from me. Have a nice day. — Charles Crawford, Hinsdale... — Updated 4/7/2021


Multi-tasking can lead to insanity

It started out like an ordinary Thursday. Although now that I think of it, I actually remember feeling like it was a particularly peaceful weekday morning. The boys got up and to... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion 

Trip to Universal starts adventure of a lifetime

My memories of taking Ainsley to Disney World when she was 5 are magical. We rode many wonderful rides, met many princesses and ate dinner at Cinderella's castle, with Ainsley... — Updated 4/7/2021


'Battle of the Boards' food drive has dual purpose

A good idea is a good idea. So we don’t mind that the “Battle of the Boards” food drive — launching this week to benefit HCS Family Services — originally was suggested by one of our Reader Advisory Board members, Rich... — Updated 4/7/2021


Former D181 board president advocates inclusiveness

This past year horrific events have created awareness of discrimination and hate crimes perpetuated against African-American, Asian, LGBTQ, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other communities. In our Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills commun... — Updated 3/31/2021


Check out LWV's candidate videos and then vote April 6

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that is committed to ensuring that voters have the information they need to successfully vote in every election. One of the local League chapters, the League of Women Voters... — Updated 3/31/2021


March Madness of a different kind

The arrival of April 1 also brings final college decisions. Let me be the first to say, it has been a wild ride. The Class of 2021 knew that college applications were going to be... — Updated 3/31/2021


Levinthal and Walker will be accountable and transparent

For 20 years I have watched District 86 school boards achieve great things for students by working cohesively with administration and the community, and I have watched utter chaos full of divisive bickering, power grabs and... — Updated 3/31/2021


Vote for Levinthal, Pinnow, Shannon and Walker

The April 6 election for four D86 school board positions arrives at a critical time for our students and community. I have been most concerned about the current board’s decisions to rush, in my opinion, the “physics first... — Updated 3/31/2021


Pinnow would bring voice of reason to D86 Board

I believe that Mark Pinnow would be a valuable asset to the District 86 Board of Education. He would bring collaboration and an evidence based approach to the board and he is a much needed voice of reason. Mark has a strong... — Updated 3/31/2021


Past D181 board members support James, Waters

As former D181 BOE members, we are writing to express our strong support for Peggy James and Jeff Waters, who are running for the D86 Board of Education. Since the passage of the D86 facilities referendum in 2019, the current D86... — Updated 3/31/2021


Levinthal on D86 board will benefit all children

I am writing in support of Debbie Levinthal for the D86 Board of Education. I’ve lived in Oak Brook for 14 years and am the mother of two eighth-graders who will attend Hinsdale Central next year. Plus, my husband grew up here... — Updated 3/31/2021


Former D86 president backs Levinthal and Walker

D86 is at a crossroads. The last 18 months have brought changes and challenges to the district that have negatively impacted the educational delivery and experiences of all the students and the ability of the community to have... — Updated 3/31/2021


Kleber deserves another two years on D181 Board

Margie Kleber’s leadership, experience and extensive knowledge of D181 merit her continued service on the D181 Board of Education. Board stability is a critical factor in achieving strategic plan objectives, like delivering the... — Updated 3/31/2021


Plenty is at stake in April 6 consolidated election

Seventeen candidates are running for nine open seats on the library and school boards in Tuesday’s election. Add in the uncontested candidates — one for village president, three for village board and three for four-year terms... — Updated 3/31/2021


Hinsdalean recaps endorsements for April 6 election

The Hinsdalean offered its endorsements for library and school board candidates in the March 11 and 18 issues. The races for Hinsdale village president and village board and the four-year terms on the Community Consolidated... — Updated 3/31/2021


James brings transparency, knowledge to D86

Peggy James is a friend that we know and trust. As former PTO Executive Board members from The Lane School, we are writing to share our enthusiastic support for her candidacy for the D86 BOE. During our time on the PTO Executive... — Updated 3/24/2021


Levinthal highly qualified to sit on D86 board

I am writing in support of Debbie Levinthal for the District 86 Board of Education. I’m a 17-year Hinsdale resident and parent of two students at Hinsdale Central High School. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Debbie on... — Updated 3/24/2021


Platform, resumé make Walker right D86 choice

Unless you’re quarantined, you’re seeing signs around town for the upcoming D86 School Board election. I’d like to draw your attention to one name on the ballot in particular: Terri Walker. I’ve known Terri since her... — Updated 3/24/2021


Shannon will promote action to benefit students

On April 6, we need to vote for four new members for the D86 school board, and it’s critical that one of your votes is for Dr. Karen Shannon. With Karen’s credentials — a PhD in chemistry from Caltech, a JD from Georgetown... — Updated 3/24/2021


Kleber's leadership is essential to D181 board

I urge the community to re-elect Margie Kleber for the District 181 School Board. I have known Margie for over 30 years. She is a person of tremendous integrity who also possesses a practical, common-sense approach. In addition,... — Updated 3/24/2021


D86 board candidate pledges open dialogue

Board of education members are elected officials responsible for carrying out and executing, through policy, the collective demand of the community they represent. The recent Hinsdalean endorsement of the current District 86 BOE... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

'Good-looking' and 'influential' are not synonyms

How will women be remembered in history? Clearly it depends on whom you ask. Esquire magazine identified the 75 greatest women of all time a couple of years ago. The headline popped... — Updated 3/24/2021


Youth no safeguard to threat of colorectal cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. The agency’s... — Updated 3/24/2021


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