AROUND TOWN

Hinsdale Kitchen Walk Luncheon

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Photos by Laura Meyer Dozens of ladies from Hinsdale and surrounding communities gathered at Hinsdale Golf Club for the Hinsdale Kitchen Walk luncheon on March...

FOOD & DRINK

Mother-daughter duo celebrates 10 years of owning Page’s Restaurant

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By Anna Hughes Photos by Victor Hilitski Kathy Barbara was tired of the “ugly” blue and pink wallpaper on her restaurant walls. The previous owner, Chuck...

GIVING BACK

D181 students use foundation grants to help their community

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By Anna Hughes Inside Ms. Ashley Kaumeyer’s class at Monroe School, 5th graders are learning about more than just reading and writing. Through the KIDS (Kids...

ARTS + THEATRE

Town Meets Country: Local writer makes a name for herself in...

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By Anna Hughes | Photo by Victor Hilitski Alison Bonaguro had always known she wanted to be a writer. With a degree in journalism and...

HOME & DESIGN

One of a Kind — Architectural Gems in the Western Suburbs

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There is no shortage of unique architecture in the Chicagoland area. In this issue, a handful of homes nestled in the western suburbs are...

NEWS & EVENTS

Centennial Celebration: Clarendon Hills commemorates the historic occasion

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Clarendon Hills has always been a charming and vibrant village with a rich history and a strong sense of community, and this year, it...

HISTORY VAULT

Out of the ashes: Six and a half decades later,...

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By Maureen Callahan The first day of December ushers in the holiday season. It’s a promise of happiness and celebration. But it’s also the day...

BUSINESS + MONEY

Welcome In! The Drake Oak Brook’s elegance and charm are...

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By Maureen Callahan One of the best things about luxury travel is the accommodation. What makes a hotel memorable? Décor? Amazing cuisine? Unparalleled hospitality? To...

HEALTH + LIFE

Fostering Love: Two local families offer foster children a safe place...

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By Maureen Callahan The second Sunday in May is the day we honor Mom. Hers is the first love we know in this world. There’s a...

SPORTS + LEISURE

Chicago Storm Special Hockey is truly special

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By Larry Atseff | Photos Laura Meyer When you visit the Chicago Storm Special Hockey website, the first headline that greets you asks the question: “Want...

IN EVERY ISSUE

HCHS student shares musical talent with local retirement communities

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By Anna Hughes | Photos by Laura Meyer On a sunny Saturday afternoon in March, many high school students are spending time with friends, relaxing...

TRAVEL

Iceland

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By Maureen Callahan Consider checking out this European destination in winter. You’ll need to outfit carefully for outdoor activities, but average temperatures are not much...

E-EDITION

LATEST STORIES

Town Meets Country: Local writer makes a name for herself in Nashville music scene

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By Anna Hughes | Photo by Victor Hilitski Alison Bonaguro had always known she wanted to be a writer. With a degree in journalism and...

D181 students use foundation grants to help their community

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By Anna Hughes Inside Ms. Ashley Kaumeyer’s class at Monroe School, 5th graders are learning about more than just reading and writing. Through the KIDS (Kids...

HCHS student shares musical talent with local retirement communities

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By Anna Hughes | Photos by Laura Meyer On a sunny Saturday afternoon in March, many high school students are spending time with friends, relaxing...

Chicago Storm Special Hockey is truly special

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By Larry Atseff | Photos Laura Meyer When you visit the Chicago Storm Special Hockey website, the first headline that greets you asks the question: “Want...

Fine Art: Hinsdale’s popular art show returns to Burlington Park

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By Anna Hughes This year marks the 51st annual Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival, one of the village’s most anticipated summer events. Over 85 artists will showcase...

Wine Women & Shoes raises $370,000 for Bridge Communities

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By Anna Hughes | Photos by Karen Woolley It only takes one: One crisis, one painful diagnosis, one layoff. It only takes one life-altering event to watch...

Josh Bey goes all out to set state records after a tough go in world...

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By Jeff Vorva | Photos by Jeff Vorva Here’s how good Hinsdale Central’s Josh Bey is. He finished sixth in the world – THE WORLD –...

Hinsdale Kitchen Walk Luncheon

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Photos by Laura Meyer Dozens of ladies from Hinsdale and surrounding communities gathered at Hinsdale Golf Club for the Hinsdale Kitchen Walk luncheon on March...

Hinsdale Infant Welfare Society

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More than 400 guests packed the Drake Oak Brook Hotel in early March for the Hinsdale Infant Welfare Society’s Tablescapes Ooh La La event...

Nazareth Academy Roadrunners return with hopes of defending their repeat state titles

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By Anna Hughes It takes a lot to make a great baseball player: determination, grit, talent, and commitment. The Nazareth Academy varsity team has lots of...

Summer is right around the corner, and we’ve rounded up the best events of...

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Paramount Theatre April 24-June 16 paramountaurora.com Enjoy an evening at one of Chicagoland’s most highly esteemed theatres for their production of Beautiful: The...

Fostering Love: Two local families offer foster children a safe place to belong

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By Maureen Callahan The second Sunday in May is the day we honor Mom. Hers is the first love we know in this world. There’s a...

Dr. Michael Halkias – Naper Grove Vision Care

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Tell us about yourself. I grew up here in the Western suburbs, and I have been an owner of Naper Grove Vision Care since 2008....

Three local authors work themselves into three interesting and diverse book genres

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By Maureen Callahan Kelly K. James – Downers Grove Ever wondered if you pushed the envelope too far at work? Worried you might get fired for...

The Thrill of the Dill: The unexpected rise of Pickleball

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By Cynthia Maquet For the third year in a row, Pickleball has earned the title of the fastest-growing sport in the nation. Is the pickleball...

Center Stage: Dan Aykroyd at Oakbrook Center’s Wonderverse

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By Larry Atseff There is absolutely no substitute for talent. And there is no substitute for being a genuinely nice guy. That is Dan Aykroyd...

DuPage Pads

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At this year’s Taste of Hope event in late February, DuPagePads once again proved the power of a community that believes everyone deserves a...

Anchored in Gratitude: Allison Rosati

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NBC 5’s Allison Rosati talks farm life, faith and fame By Anna Hughes | Photos by Victor Hilitski For some, 5 p.m. signals the end of...

House & Home — Chad Esslinger: Esslinger Design Company

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Reality television can make it seem like design and renovation are faster and easier than they genuinely are. Chad Esslinger knows this firsthand as...

A Local Dance Lord

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OMG School of Irish Dance’s Ronan Kristufek joins Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance By Maureen Callahan Local resident Ronan Kristufek is currently performing on the...

Out & About: Looking to get outside this spring? Local activities abound.

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South Side St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17 @ 12 PM southsideirishparade.org Calling all lads and lasses! Experience the luck of the Irish and celebrate St. Patrick’s...

Consigning to Fight Cancer

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The Courtyard, Wellness House’s upscale resale shop, helps cancer patients By Maureen Callahan “Through the years, there’s been a magic to this place. Someone has always...

Mend a Heart Foundation

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Photos by Laura Meyer A country western hoedown was held in February by Mend a Heart Foundation benefiting kids born with congenital heart defects. One...

Cupid Courts Misericordia

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The Cupid Courts Misericordia paddle event was held in early February and, once again, a "smashing" success. This day of non-competitive paddle tennis play...

Centennial Celebration: Clarendon Hills commemorates the historic occasion

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Clarendon Hills has always been a charming and vibrant village with a rich history and a strong sense of community, and this year, it...

 Hustle, Heart & Hoops

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Training with younger sister helps Daniel Orozco’s outside game By Jeff Vorva Daniel Orozco is a deadly 3-point shooter on the basketball court. The Hinsdale Central...

Right on Course: Local youth caddies awarded Evans Scholarships

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By Anna Hughes In 1930, the Western Golf Association and Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. established the Evans Scholars Foundation to provide full tuition and housing...

Making a Comeback: The Return of the Cicadas

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By Anna Hughes | Photos courtesy of the The Morton Arboretum A rare ecological event is happening this spring and summer, but it comes with...

Stan Mikita’s Hockey School helps Deaf players gain skills while building community

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By Maureen Callahan Each June, 80 kids from every corner of the country come to Itasca to participate in Stan Mikita’s Hockey School for the...

Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity

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This year marks the 116th edition of the Chicago Auto Show, North America's longest-running auto exposition. First staged in 1901, the show brings thousands...