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Hinsdale looks to PTAs for school zone speeding signs

The Hinsdale Police Department wants to place solar-powered speeding signs in school zones, and will ask local parent-teacher associations if they are interested in footing … Read more › 1 comment

Metra rider hides in bathroom to avoid train fare, and more

The following items were taken from Hinsdale Police Department reports: Theft An 18-year-old from Westmont was charged with theft April 19 after a conductor notified … Read more ›

Man hides in yard after fleeing accident, and more

The following items were taken from Hinsdale Police Department reports: Drunken driving A 51-year-old Westmont man, from the 100 block of Hampton Avenue, was charged … Read more ›

Fraudulent tax return filed, phone stolen, and more

The following items were taken from Hinsdale Police Department reports: Fraud A resident of the 5800 block of South Elm Street reported April 5 that … Read more ›

Jane Brooks of Hinsdale describes how a hawk swooped down upon her dog Zsa-Zsa. (Keri Wiginton/Chicago Tribune)

Police issue warning after bird attacks on small dogs

The Hinsdale Police Department has issued a community alert following attacks on two small dogs by large birds that appeared to be hawks. Deputy Chief … Read more ›

Lotto tickets stolen, underage drinking party busted, and more

The following items were taken from Hinsdale Police Department reports: Underage consumption of alcohol Eight people ages 18- and 19-years-old were charged with illegal consumption … Read more ›

Jewelry stolen from Hinsdale home

The Hinsdale Police Department has issued a community alert following a burglary reported Wednesday in the 200 block of South Monroe Street. Forced entry was … Read more ›

Eggs thrown at car, purse stolen from store, and more

The following items were taken from Hinsdale Police Department reports: Burglary to a motor vehicle A bag containing a wallet, driver’s license, and credit cards … Read more ›

Hinsdale police tally violations during special enforcement

Four people were arrested for driving under the influence during a recent traffic enforcement that was held around St. Patrick’s Day by the Hinsdale Police … Read more › 1 comment

DUI, car burglarized, and more

The following items were taken from Hinsdale Police Department reports: Possession of alcohol by a minor A 19-year-old from the 600 block of South Bodin … Read more ›