The village of Hinsdale is a western suburb of Chicago located in Cook and DuPage county. Hinsdale is known for its large, beautiful homes, fine schools and quaint, historic downtown.
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Hinsdale is known for its highly-regarded public schools. Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District 181 has seven elementary schools, while Hinsdale Township High School District 86 includes Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High School. Both high schools rank among the top 20 high schools in Illinois.
Amita Health Adventist Medical Center in Hinsdale, formerly Hinsdale Hospital, was founded in 1904. It is the only teaching hospital in DuPage county and listed among Truven’s Health’s 100 Top Hospitals.
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Hinsdale’s historic downtown district, a popular destination for visitors, contains the Hinsdale Memorial building and library built in 1927 in the Georgian Revival style of architecture. The movie theater and Ostrum building, both built in 1925, are excellent examples of the Renaissance Revival style.
Elsewhere in Hinsdale, the Katherine Legge Memorial Park and Lodge features 52 acres of woodland, a lodge, clubhouse, playground, soccer fields and tennis courts.
In the early 1900’s, Maude Bell was known for growing horseradish along the banks of Ischua Creek. Today, Hinsdale’s annual Horseradish Festival is held in June at Hinsdale Memorial Park. Besides everything horseradish, demonstrations and live music, the festival offers wine, craft beer, and a variety of local crafts.
Portions of Hinsdale are in Illinois’ 5th congressional district, while other areas of Hinsdale are in the 6th district.
In the 5th district, Tom Hanson (R) is running against incumbent Mike Quigley (D), who has held the 5th district congressional seat since 2009.
In the 6th district, Sean Casten is running against the incumbent Peter Roskam, who has held the 6th district congressional seat since 2007.
Sean is committed to serving Hinsdale and the rest of the 6th district by focusing on facts and working to strengthen the community’s schools and economy.