by Madeleine Miller

Taylor Andrews of Westmont, 16, is in the fast-lane of the highway of opportunity, and is embracing experiences that are helping her grow. The recently-crowned USA National Miss Illinois Teen is having the time of her young life—making new friends, giving speeches, modeling beautiful clothes on stage, and all the while, building her self-confidence. <read more>

 

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by Mike Ellis

Hinsdale Central senior Anna Santulli is preparing to start her collegiate lacrosse career at prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., in the fall, but first, she will take her final crack at capturing a state high-school title this spring. <read more>

 

by Anya Uppal

Hinsdale Swim Club (HSC) recently completed a record-breaking 2016-17 short-course season.<read more> 

by Anya Uppal

Burr Ridge periodontal specialist Dr. Paul Denemark wants everyone and their doctors to think about their gums during their next medical exam, as it is perhaps the most overlooked area of the human anatomy. <read more>

by Anya Uppal

Dr. Mira Albert recalls as a child how she could not resist what most kids her age love—apple juice and candy. Unfortunately, around the age of 7, she had a few cavities filled, and had “absolutely the greatest experience at the dentist.’’ That’ s when she remembers first deciding to become a dentist.“ <read more>

 

by Mike Ellis

Hinsdale’ s village president is embarking on his third four-year term this month, having won a contested election by a narrow margin last month. <read more>

by Mike Ellis

With taxes continuing to escalate and college tuition rates as high as ever, many empty-nesters in Hinsdale and surrounding communities are seeking a way to downsize, yet remain in the friendly confines of the western suburbs. <read more>

by Anya Uppal

From one sports arena to the next, Burr Ridge resident Rick Dahl has been making one-of-a-kind artwork since 1994. <read more>

by Mike Ellis

The home of Hinsdale Little League which backs up to 294-Tollway. The tollway expansion could put the dividing fence closer to the dugouts. <read more>

by Mike Ellis

Hinsdale Central will present The Little Mermaid as itsual musical in the school auditorium in four shows from April 20 to 22. <read more>

The Chicago Rowing Foundation will offer a rowing program open to both boys and girls for the 2017-18 school-year. <read more>

by Mike Ellis 

Hinsdale Central boys basketball fell to DePaul Prep in heart-wrenching fashion, 64-62, in six overtimes in the second round of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic on Dec. 28. <read more>

by Mike Ellis

When Liam Lyman of Clarendon Hills made the decision to attend Benet Academy after graduating from Clarendon Hills Middle School (CHMS), he was seeking the opportunity to play basketball for an established program under a renowned head coach. <read more>

by Anya Uppal

The Community House’s annual Band Together event will be held on Feb. 11 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Band Together benefits the organization’s Willowbrook Corner Youth Learning Program, which provides support and educational resources for children and families living in this low-income neighborhood in unincorporated Willowbrook. Many families living in the Willowbrook Corner neighborhood live below the poverty line, contributing to challenges that include gaps in academic achievement. <read more>

By Mike Ellis

Hinsdale Central seniors Paige Bareck and Riley Burr are teammates on the girls basketball squad, but their connection on and off the court dates back about a decade.

By Kerrie Kennedy

Build it and they will come. That was Eric Soderholm’s philosophy when he built the stunning A-frame log cabin sanctuary in Willowbrook that houses his wellness center, Soder World. For almost 20 years now, Soderholm has been practicing, preaching and delivering healing arts to the community, a calling that he refers to as is “dharma,” or his ultimate calling in life. <read more>

By Mike Ellis

The Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club (HJWC) will host its annual benefit, "Amore," at Salvage One in Chicago on Feb. 4, supporting HCS Family Services, its beneficiary for the next two club years. <read more>

By Mike Ellis

The journey was supposed to be easy.--That's right, according to many baseball experts, the Chicago Cubs--a franchise that had amassed the longest championship drought in the history of American professional team sports--were supposed to have a relatively comfortable path to the World Series in 2016. <read more>

 

By Mike Ellis

Most Chicago Cubs fans will not have seen their team play in the World Series at Wrigley Field until tomorrow night, but at least one man from Clarendon Hills has. <read more>

 

By Mike Ellis

The 2016-17 Hinsdale Central boys basketball season is underway, and although some faces have changed, the system developed by head coach Nick Latorre is continuing intact. <read more>

About 300 area residents showed off a myriad of creative costumes at the second annual Howl-o-ween Ball to benefit the Hinsdale Humane Society (HHS) at Room & Board in Oak Brook on Oct. 29. <read more>

By Scott Jonlich

Nick Tarleton is a Greenhouse Scholar who graduated as the first African-American male with a Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.<read more>

By Mike Ellis

The Community House (TCH) will be wrapping up its 75th anniversary celebration this holiday season during its annual Holiday Ball on Dec. 3.<read more>

 

By Scott Jonlich

I met with Mike Ditka at his Oak Brook restaurant for an exclusive interview for a two-part series in Hinsdale Magazine, in which the legendary coach and hall-of-famer talked candidly about his exit from ESPN, his political picks, business ventures, the ‘85 Bears, his favorite quarterbacks and how he got to where he is today. <read more>

By Mike Ellis

The Hinsdale area features an assortment of theater and stage-acting opportunities for children to explore the arts from a young age. For Addy Stafford, a Hinsdale native who is now a sophomore at the University of Southern California, it was these early experiences that proved formative on her present career track. <read more>

Interview by Scott Jonlich

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville (“Coach Q”) sat down with Hinsdale Magazine to discuss the upcoming hockey season, and how his team meets the challenges and expectations of repeating the success of three Stanley Cup titles. <read more>

By Mike Ellis

At 2:30 a.m., while most Chicago area residents are fast asleep, WLS Ch. 7 morning anchor and Hinsdale resident Judy Hsu awakens to go to work. She has two hours to prepare herself for the 4:30 a.m. newscast- a show she has anchored since arriving at the station in April 2001. <read more> 

 
 
 

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