Monday, November 1, 2010
A quick refresher for Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills residents on the issues, candidates and where to get more info before stepping into the booth on Tuesday.
Who's Running: (Contested races close to home): DuPage County Board District 3: Brian J. Krajewski (R), Karol A. Sole (D) 13th Congressional District: Judy Biggert (R), Scott Harper (D) 47th Representative District: Patricia Bellock (R), James Speta (D), Bob Mueller (G) What are the issues? (The articles below will bring you up to speed): On the proposed sales tax increase in Hinsdale: Hinsdale President: 'No Hope' of Reaching Goal Without Sales Tax Increase Chamber Endorses 1% Hinsdale Sales Tax Increase On the Clarendon Hills Park District referendum: Clarendon Hills Park District Master Plan on the Line On the proposed College of DuPage referendum: Burr Ridge Patch: "COD Referendum Will Increase Funding For Capital Projects" On the …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Nearly 28,000 are without power in the western suburbs.
As of 8 a.m. this morning, 59,000 people are without power in the Chicago area. According to ComEd, 27,700 are without power in the Western suburbs. "We have 340 crews in the field right now, assessing damage and making repairs throughout our service territory," said Krissy Posey, spokesperson for ComEd. Below is the breakdown of the number of people who are without power throughout Chicagoland: ComEd is offering the following suggestions to residents who are experiencing a prolonged power outage: Anyone who encounters a downed power line should call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661) and report the location. Do not approach the downed power line. Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237). Check back for …
Powerful storms are expected to rock Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills overnight Monday and continue through Wednesday.
Storms moving through the Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills area overnight Monday are expected to bring powerful winds of up to 70 mph, heavy rain and a possible tornado, according to the National Weather Service.
Matt Levin, a spokesperson for ComEd said crews will not be dispatched to address power outages until conditions are safe. "Extreme weather could create unsafe conditions that would delay our restoration efforts," Levin said. "We have crews ready. We just can't mobilize until it's safe. We can't send crews out during a tornado." Severe weather is forecast to continue through Tuesday and Wednesday, when gusts are expected to reach 50 to 60 mph, according to NWS' hazardous weather outlook issued Monday night. In addition to the …
Friday, October 8, 2010
Meet the "Park Kids."
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sabrina Wu
Friday, October 8, 2010
I was on my way back from covering the Hinsdale Silent Parade when I came across a group of Hinsdale Central High School students in Burlington Park, enjoying a 70-degree night. They told me they called themselves the "park kids." I thought to myself, "What a great way to kick off the first 'Hinsdale's Moments' column. The teens didn't know about AOL's new local news source, so I told them about Patch, and they taught me a thing—or 10. Here are 10 things I didn't know before I met these kids Friday night: 1) That you could marry someone on Facebook 2) That you could have children on Facebook 3) What a rocketship handshake is—This is a high five where one person holds her index finger up and the other person wiggles their fingers down. …