Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com

Kimberly Fornek

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Downers Grove Township, IL, United States

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Hinsdale District 86 pays IT, security and buildings and grounds employees hazard pay

The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board voted 5-1 to pay IT, security and B&G employees hazard pay of $1,000 each for the work they did while the schools were closed due to the coronavirus shutdown. → Read More

Area businesses report people are eager to resume dining and shopping

Restaurants at Oakbrook Center and other west suburban areas were able to add outdoor dining, and other businesses were able to allow a limited number of customers in, with restrictions, Friday, as part of Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan. → Read More

Hinsdale High School District 86 settles First Amendment lawsuit

Hinsdale High School District 86 and three district residents who sued the School Board in federal court over its refusing to let them speak at a meeting in December have settled their case out of court and will get to have their say at a future meeting. → Read More

Hinsdale Plan Commission to hold online public hearing via Zoom on a moratorium on the demolition of historic or significant homes

The Hinsdale Plan Commission will hold a public hearing June 10 via a Zoom online conference on whether the village should impose a moratorium of up to 180 days on the demolition of any single-family houses that are architecturally or historically significant. → Read More

Hinsdale police blotter: Three drivers charged with DUI over Memorial Day weekend

Hinsdale police charged two women and one male driver with DUI alcohol between Friday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

La Grange, Hinsdale and Oak Brook library patrons can request items for curbside pick-up

Hinsdale, La Grange and Oak Brook library patrons can reserve books and materials and pick them up from their vehicles outside the library, to avoid the chance of spreading the coronavirus. → Read More

Farmers markets in Elmhurst, Hinsdale, La Grange and Clarendon Hills start first week of June

Farmers markets are opening the first week of June in Elmhurst, Hinsdale, La Grange and Clarendon Hills, according to coronavirus guidelines, which means customers and vendors must wear masks. → Read More

Elmhurst residents honor fallen veterans with Memorial Day convoy

People of all ages lined Elmhurst streets on Memorial Day as a convoy of police, fire and military vehicles honored fallen servicemen. → Read More

Oak Brook’s Class of 2020 has a graduation procession on wheels

Oak Brook students in the Class of 2020 had their graduation procession in their families' cars as they drove from Brook Forest Elementary School down 31st Street to the York Woods subdivision, while residents, spaced a safe distance apart, cheered them on. → Read More

A parade, 50-vehicles strong, circles Burr Ridge assisted living to lift the spirits of residents and staff

A line of about 50 cars, vans, motorcycles and trucks, led by two police cars, drove by residents sitting outside Harvester Place in Burr Ridge, while the passengers waved, held signs and balloons and blew kisses. → Read More

Hinsdale awards what it hopes will be last contracts for new parking garage, nearly $250,000 for landscaping and waterproofing

Hinsdale Village President Tom Cauley said School District 181 officials abused the village by insisting on expensive components of the new parking deck. District 181 officials say their cooperation enabled the village to solve its longstanding parking problem. → Read More

Hinsdale police blotter: Downers Grove man charged with DUI after crashing into electrical pole

Hinsdale police charge four drivers with DUI on Ogden Avenue, including one who crashed into an electrical pole. → Read More

Clarendon Hills and Hinsdale first responders show appreciation for healthcare workers at DuPage Medical

The Hinsdale Fire Department and Clarendon Hills fire, police and public works vehicles drove by DuPage Medical Group in Hinsdale as a thank you to the healthcare workers. → Read More

Hinsdale modifies outdoor dining plan during coronavirus shutdown

Instead of closing down streets in its downtown, Hinsdale will make First Street one-way, so cars can still pass, and use barriers to create outdoor dining space for more restaurants. → Read More

Hinsdale District 86 2020 graduation includes drive-up diploma delivery and band directors conducting students from home

Hinsdale High School District 86 graduation during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 means seniors picking up their diploma and awards in drive-through fashion before the online ceremony. → Read More

Hinsdale High School District 86 considers using additional bond proceeds to fund more projects

Hinsdale High School District 86 officials have found, due to favorable market conditions, the district could afford more projects for the same amount of debt than they forecast prior to the 2019 referendum. → Read More

Here’s what high school seniors have to say about missing out on graduation ceremonies and proms

High School students from Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, Lyons Township and York talk about not having proms or traditional graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Elmhurst bagpiper plays at sunset every evening to lift spirits during COVID-19 shutdown

Everyday at sunset since March 17, an Elmhurst man plays the bagpipes, dressed in his Celtic finery, in his backyard to help people get through the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Hinsdale cancels Memorial Day events, La Grange folks can participate in virtual pet parade

Hinsdale cancelled its Memorial Day events and La Grange asked residents to share videos of their pets for an online "virtual" pet parade, which will debut May 30. → Read More

Hinsdale police blotter: Man charged with stealing purse from unlocked vehicle on Washington Street

A homeless man was charged with stealing a purse from an unlocked vehicle parked on Washington Street in downtown Hinsdale. → Read More