Stories of the Week: D181 Stalemate Ends
Patch recaps the top stories from the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 14.
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1. D181 Strikes a Deal: Seven weeks after the contract between the District 181 Board of Education and the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Teachers' Association expired, the two sides came to a tentative agreement on a new contract Wednesday during a mediated session. Details of the new contract won't be released until both the union and the board vote to approve it.
2. Friday Night Fire: As Hinsdale firefighters took part in their annual silent parade through the western suburbs to commemorate those who have died in fire-related incidents, they had to respond to a garage fire at 15 S. Adams St. Nobody was hurt in the fire, and the cause has yet to be determined. But construction materials in the garage used for the home's remodeling are believed to be what caught on fire, according to the Hinsdale Fire Department.
3. Central Golfers Reach State: Patch profiled the Hinsdale Central boys and girls golf teams this week after both teams qualified for their respective state tournaments, which took place Friday and Saturday. Click here for the boys golf profile, and then click here for the girls.
4. How Halloween Has Changed: From party girl to parent, Patch columnist Kristi Gilbert discussed how Halloween has become a totally different experience for her in her weekly "New Mom in Town" piece.
5. Rock On, Hinsdale: The Village of Hinsdale Plan Commission gave its approval Wednesday night to School of Rock's plan to take over the second floor of the downtown building at 116-118 S. Washington St. for its rock-music tutoring for kids age 7 to 18. The business had previously looked into a Clarendon Hills location, but franchise owner Denise Dills is very excited about the possibility of locating in her hometown.