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Messages of hope - While walking around Hinsdale these days, residents are liable to come across a message written on a small stone or even a brick. The colorful hand-painted stones often are placed at the base of trees. In this case a brick was placed on top of the Robbins Park sign. Under a nearby park bench, the brick just has the word "Hope" painted on it. Whether written on a small stone or a brick, the messages display the community's spirit. (Jim Slonoff photo)