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 By Pamela Lannom    News 

News reporting has changed, part two

As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the village, we’ve taken a look back at some early issues of The Doings, which started covering the village in 1895. These news briefs show not only what was going on in the... — Updated 3/29/2023


Then and now

Hinsdale Central varsity boys swim coach Bob Barber - then a junior at Central - celebrates his victory in the 100-yard freestyle race at the IHSA state meet in this photo that ran... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Ken Knutson    News

Hinsdale embraced voting from start

The April 4 election will determine the next set of local officeholders, so what a perfect time to look back at Hinsdale's election history - with a note of gratitude to the... — Updated 3/15/2023


Then and now

The building located at 14 W. Hinsdale Ave. in downtown Hinsdale was originally designed by Hinsdale architect R. Harold Zook to be the Hinsdale post office in 1927, according to... — Updated 3/8/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Residents of Hinsdale's 'Elegant Era'

Although some current residents might beg to differ, the village's "Elegant Era" took place in the early days of the village, from the 1870s to 1890s. At least that's the... — Updated 3/1/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Street names honor presidents, founders

Do you know how streets in the village acquired their names? If you said they're named after U.S. presidents, you'd be right 16 times. But village founder William Robbins intended for the street named after the country's 20th presi... — Updated 2/22/2023

 By Ken Knutson    News

Hinsdale landed on the right track

The last century and a half would have unfolded much differently in this town had it not been bisected by a train line. So thank you, Aurora. Back in the mid-19th century, the Kane... — Updated 2/15/2023


Yesterday and today

The intersection of York and Ogden was once the center of Brush Hill, which preceded Hinsdale's founding by about 30 years, according to Sandy William's book, "Images of America -... — Updated 2/8/2023


News writing has changed over the years

Imagining what life was like when the village was founded in 1873 is almost impossible, given the changes that have taken place in just the last quarter century. . But a look back at early issues of The Doings, which started... — Updated 2/1/2023


Sesquicentennial has own logo

Sesquicentennial has own logo The village has a new logo to commemorate its 150th anniversary. The planning committee selected a design by Kyle Poff, VP design director at Leo... — Updated 1/25/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Source of town's name remains a mystery

Do you know for whom the village of Hinsdale is named? If you don’t, you’re certainly not alone. Actually there is no definitive answer as to how the village got its name. “Now, before turning to the subject of how William... — Updated 1/18/2023


Full year of coverage marks 150th anniversary

Happy 150th anniversary, Hinsdale! Of course, it’s a little early to extend a happy anniversary wish, seeing as the village’s incorporation date is April 1, 1873. But this is the start of the sesquicentennial (a fancy word for... — Updated 1/12/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Robbins key figure in village's history

From street names to park names, clues to the village’s history are everywhere in town. Ayres Street is named after Anson Ayers (who later changed the spelling of his last name),... — Updated 1/12/2023


Yesterday and today

This building at the southwest corner of First and Washington streets, numbered 2 W. First, was built in 1888 to house the successful tailoring business of German-born John... — Updated 1/12/2023


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