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"Hinsdale, located 21 miles west of Chicago, offers natural beauty, hometown charm, and a friendly community atmosphere. The village serves as a great base for commerce, education, and suburban living. You'll find Hinsdale, Illinois is like a fresh breath of air."
19 E. Chicago Ave, Hinsdale, IL 60521


Village of Hinsdale Office Hours Change

In an effort to increase service delivery and accessibility, the Village of Hinsdale is pleased to announce that beginning September 1, 2014, Hinsdale Village Hall hours of service will be adjusted and expanded by five hours per week.

Village offices will now be open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The updated hours commence 30 minutes earlier and include the addition of service during the lunch hour, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This change will enable residents and businesses to transact business with the Village in person on a schedule that is more accommodating to all.

The Village also reminds residents that the Hinsdale Police Department is now available to provide extended service for basic items. The Police Department is equipped to accept registration forms for Parks and Recreation programs, as well as payment for vehicle stickers, parking tickets, water bills, animal tags, business licenses and alarm invoices until 10:30 pm on weekdays, as well as from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays.

The Village of Hinsdale believes that the expanded service hours will provide a valuable amenity to residents and businesses that interact with the Village.


Notice: Ogden Ramp G (SB I-294 to WB Ogden Ave) Closure

Ogden Ramp G (Southbound on I-294 to Westbound Ogden Ave) will close at 12:01AM on Monday, September 22, 2014 and will open no later than 11:59PM on October 5, 2014. It will re-open earlier if possible.



Innovative Parking Strategies for Hinsdale

Click here to learn about the Village's efforts to improve downtown parking!


Fire Department Conducting Fire Hydrant Inspections

During the summer months you will notice members of the Hinsdale Fire Department inspecting fire hydrants through different sections of the Village. This inspecting process helps ensure that the nearly 900 fire hydrants in town are free and clear of any debris, not missing any parts, working properly and available for use if there is a fire emergency.

In the fall, the Fire Department and Department of Public Works will start flow testing fire hydrants, a process that will be broken down into phases. Phase one will include flow testing 25% of the nearly 900 fire hydrants. This proactive approach is part of an overall effort to better maintain the Village of Hinsdale's water system and is in compliance of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating criteria. Additional information about the flow testing process, will be available in the coming weeks.

If there is a fire hydrant in your parkway or near your property, the Fire Department urges residents to be diligent about helping maintain an open area of at least three feet around the fire hydrant. Please do not place anything that would restrict the visibility or access to the hydrant, such as garbage or recycling containers, yard waste, or planting flowers, trees or bushes. As always, we ask that you also follow Village ordinance by not parking in front of a fire hydrant by at least 25 feet in either direction.

Thank you for your cooperation. If there are any questions regarding this activity please feel free to contact the Hinsdale Fire Department at 630-789-7060.


Got Cameras? Let us know..

The Hinsdale Police Department has launched a new initiative, "Block Watch".

This program has been developed to aid investigators in quickly locating residents that may have cameras near the scene of a crime. Home cameras will help us catch criminals, especially burglars that have been breaking into homes nearby.

Click here for details

Sign up for BLOCK WATCH here


Oak Street Bridge Reconstruction Project

The Oak Street Bidge Reconstruction Project website can be seen here.


September 22, 2014
Village News

A structural deficiency was observed on the pedestrian portion of the Oak Street Bridge. Until this can be repaired, the pedestrian portion of the bridge is closed. The Highland Station crossing on Hill Grove Avenue is available as an alternate route for pedestrians to cross the tracks. The bridge will remain open for vehicle traffic.

Recent News:

September 17, 2014 - On Sunday September 21st, The Rotary Club of Hinsdale will be hosting their annual fundraising run. The event includes several races with staggered start times, including a 10K at 8:30AM, a 5K at 8:45AM, and 3K at 8:50AM. The race routes vary and the following link can provide additional details on locations http://www.rotaryruncharityclassic.org/ but residents can expect that travel and parking for the entire southwest section of Hinsdale, especially in the area near the Community House, will be impacted between 8-11AM. Hinsdale Police Officers will be leading the run and will be assigned to various intersections along the route to assist with traffic and ensure participant safety. This event attracts a large number of participants and travel during the race is extremely difficult so residents should plan in advance to avoid long delays.

September 15, 2014 - SMOKE ALARM RECALL - Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. ("Kidde") in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall to replace certain Kidde AC/DC smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. A copy of the joint recall announcement can be seen by clicking here and attached is the safety notice. Kidde has sent copies to our retail customers with instructions to post a copy of the safety notice in stores that sold these alarms. Read more...

September 03, 2014 - ANNOUNCEMENT OF CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY - On October 2, 2014 the Hinsdale Police Department will present its Tenth Citizen Police Academy. The purpose of the Academy is to give Village residents the opportunity to learn about police work in general and also gain insight into the Hinsdale Police Department. The Academy will be held on Thursday nights from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. for ten weeks. The classes are free and open to Hinsdale residents and those who are employed in the Village of Hinsdale. The Academy is available to those 18 and older and will meet in the Hinsdale Police Department at 121 Symonds Drive in Hinsdale. Read more...

September 02, 2014 - BACK TO SCHOOL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVE - The Hinsdale Police Department will be conducting special traffic enforcement initiative in school zones at various locations throughout the Village beginning September 8, 2014. The purpose of this selective enforcement will be to increase driver awareness of cellphone prohibitions in school zones, school zone speed limits, stop sign obedience, and other traffic and parking violations that inhibit the safety of pedestrians and other motorists. Read more...


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