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  • High school boys basketball: Second-half surge leads Hinsdale Central over Downers Grove North

    HINSDALE – In a game that was key for the boys basketball teams from both Downers Grove North and Hinsdale Central, the result came down to one simple ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • West Suburban Humane Society to present dog adoption seminar in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – The West Suburban Human Society will hold a "So You Want to Get a Dog" seminar Jan. 25 at the Doggie Depot in Downers Grove, according ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm
  • Downers Grove business groups look to continue development

    DOWNERS GROVE – Though the village economic situation remains fairly healthy, the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation and the village's Dow ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:30 pm
  • Woodridge man found guilty of 2015 sexual assault of Westmont senior

    WESTMONT – A Woodridge man has been found guilty of forcing his way into the apartment of an elderly woman and sexually assaulting her in Westmont, ac ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:09 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Jan. 9-15

    Address rail crossings in WheatonThe rail crossing on President Street [in Wheaton] is bad at any sp ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Ballots taking shape for Downers Grove school district races

    DOWNERS GROVE – Though the ballot is not yet finalized, those vying for seats on the Downers Grove Grade School District 58 and Community High School ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • Letter: Thank you for generosity to FISH organization

    To the editor:On behalf of all the volunteers connected with the FISH organization, I want to send a ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:30 pm
  • St. Joseph students collect winter gear

    DOWNERS GROVE – St. Joseph School in Downers Grove students Jason Mihalik (back, from left), Lina Audiejaitis, Addison Haggerty, Carly Lange (front, f ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm
  • The Grove Foundation supports area nonprofits

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Grove Foundation distributed more than $6,000 at its annual grant program meeting Dec. 6.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Patrick: Transition 99 Program students positively impact businesses

    Dr. Seuss wrote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” As the vocational coordinator for the Tr ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 7:00 am
  • 28 Downers Grove students selected for Illinois All-State bands, orchestras, choirs

    DOWNERS GROVE – More than two dozen musicians from Community High School District 99 were selected to the Illinois Music Education Association's all-s ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 7:00 pm
  • Denis Alibegovic of Downers Grove South is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Cucinova

    Denis AlibegovicDowners Grove SouthBasketballSeniorWhat he did: Alibegovic scored a game-high 26 poi ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove and Westmont for Jan. 18

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 3:25 pm
  • Downers Grove District 99 to retain student-teacher ratio for 2017-18

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove High School District 99 will keep its student-to-teacher ratio the same in the next school year, despite a continued dow ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove North remains in conference race despite setback

    DOWNERS GROVE – There was a time not so long ago when the Downers Grove North boys basketball team would view a three-point loss to Oak Park-River For ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove South likes effort, result in conference game against Morton

    DOWNERS GROVE – The effort was there and so was the result, a comforting thought for TJ Clifford and his Downers Grove South basketball teammates.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:31 pm
  • Pizza Wars fundraiser returns to benefit Downers Grove District 99 foundation

    DOWNERS GROVE – Members of the Community High School District 99 community will soon help decide the best pizza in town – and raise money for their sc ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 2:31 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Jan. 2-8

    Not another residential developmentThe village of Downers Grove should not get involved with another ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 4:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Park District outdoor winter activities see limited use

    DOWNERS GROVE – Though the temperature hasn't exactly been a tropical paradise, the various ice skating rinks and snowshoe opportunities provided by t ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 3:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Julie Pospisilova an impact import for Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – ​When four-year starter Jaida Green graduated and took her talents to Penn State, everyone assumed Downers Grove North’s girls basketb ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 3:30 pm
  • Cronin shares State of the County at Chamber630 luncheon

    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin painted a fairly rosy picture of the county's 2016 and 2017, hoping for a banner year in consolidation efforts ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 1:17 pm
  • Hannah Ilyavi of Downers Grove North is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Cucinova

    Hannah IlyaviDowners Grove NorthBasketballSeniorWhat she did:Ilyavi was 3 of 4 from 3-point range in ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove South's Carlson wins all-around at gymnastics invite

    Abby Carlson won on uneven parallel bars (9.225) and floor exercise (9.15) as she captured the all-around title for Downers Grove South with a score o ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 5:07 pm
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove and Westmont for Jan. 11

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:31 pm
  • Breen says he won't keep stipend for leadership post

    State Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, said he won't keep a stipend of $1,506 for two days of work after being named as an assistant House Republican lead ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 8:30 am
  • Downers Grove native talks cancer, cross-country bike ride in new memoir

    DOWNERS GROVE – Across his two fights with cancer, Downers Grove native turned California educator and author Rocco Versaci learned an important, yet ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 3:46 pm
  • Downers Grove district 58, 99 boards voice lack of support for annexation

    DOWNERS GROVE – Both of the major public school districts in Downers Grove took votes during their Jan. 9 meetings to express their lack of support fo ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:01 pm
  • Downers Grove District 58 board unanimously approves superintendent contract

    DOWNERS GROVE – Months after a packed and tense board meeting caused the superintendent of Downers Grove Grade School District 58 to ask the Board of ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:30 am
  • Downers Grove officials share New Year's resolutions

    DOWNERS GROVE – Each year, Suburban Life reaches out to some of the community's leaders and public officials to see what resolutions they are setting ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 3:00 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Dec. 26-Jan. 1

    Beautiful lights in La GrangeI just want to Sound [Off] to the village of La Grange and thank them f ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 1:36 pm
  • Million dollar views in Downers Grove: Check out 25 photos of this $1 million home for sale

    Ever drive by a home and wonder, how much does that cost? Or what does it really look like inside?Go ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Looking ahead: Downers Grove stories to watch include civic center redevelopment, District 58 elections

    DOWNERS GROVE – Many are hoping that 2017 is a better year than 2016, and the residents of Downers Grove certainly have several items to keep an eye o ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 3:20 pm
  • Bryan Jakpobsze of Downers Grove North is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Cucinova

    Bryan JakobszeDowners Grove NorthBasketballSeniorWhat he did: Jakobsze scored 17 of his team-high 24 ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 12:00 pm
  • High school basketball: Downers Grove South boys make third place game at York, has two on all-tourney team

    ELMHURST – Downers Grove South’s boys basketball team reached the third-place game at York’s Jack Tosh Holiday Classic for the second year in a row, b ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove North looking to rebound after tough holiday tourney

    HILLSIDE – The old saying goes, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.That was a lesson Anthon ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 6:30 pm
  • Studio21 Architects of Downers Grove hosts gingerbread house contest for St. Jude's

    DOWNERS GROVE – Jacob Day, 9, of Westmont was the winner of Studio21 Architects of Downers Grove's gingerbread house competition with his Chicago Cubs ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 4:30 pm
  • Downers Grove synchronized skating team sees success

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove O.J. Blue Dazzlers synchronized skating team took first place Nov. 19 at the Kickoff Classic in Kalamazoo, Mich.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 3:40 pm
  • Downers Grove North inducts 2 alumni into Athletic Hall of Fame

    DOWNERS GROVE – Two former standout Downers Grove North High School athletes were honored for their accomplishments in high school, being inducted int ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Talent shines at SEASPAR's 10th annual Holiday Spectacular

    Ram Tibudan, 12, of Woodridge performs NSYNC’s “Believe in Yourself” on touchpad instruments during the South East Association for Special Parks And R ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Dec. 19-25

    Thank you to 'Christmas house' in Downers GroveAt Christmastime, we always think about the Christmas ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 6:59 pm
  • High school sports: State titles and other remarkable finishes 2016 highlights for Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South and others

    With the calendar about to flip to 2017, now is the perfect time to honor the sensational state performances the athletes from Downers Grove North, Do ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:29 pm
  • Downers Grove Village Council hires consultant for possible development at civic center site

    DOWNERS GROVE – The slow march of progress for possible real estate development somewhere on the parcel where the Downers Grove Village Hall and Polic ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove and Westmont for Dec. 28

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Year in review: A look back at Downers Grove's top stories in 2016

    Each year, Suburban Life rounds up some of the biggest stories around the community.Here are the hig ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • No Downers Grove property tax hike to pay for stormwater projects

    DOWNERS GROVE – Though it was expected, voters of Downers Grove may rest easy for a year knowing their Village Council respected their wishes.
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Village Council grants food trucks more places to operate

    DOWNERS GROVE – Food vendors looking to set up mobile shop in Downers Grove got a bit of relief from the Village Council, though they didn't get all t ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • St. Joseph School scouts get crafty with Christmas ornaments

    DOWNERS GROVE – St. Joseph School Brownie Gabia Audiejaitis (left) and Junior Girl Scout Samantha Lascari made Christmas ornaments with their troops f ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Downers Grove Park District hosts holiday decorating contest

    DOWNERS GROVE – Christmas lights are one of the top traditions around the holidays each year, and the Downers Grove Park District is helping residents ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Dec. 12-18

    Remember elderly neighbors during winterDuring this bitter cold and snowy season, please check on yo ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • Deck the towns: 22 photos

    'Tis the season of spreading holiday cheer, and the suburbs have been busy.Here is a collection of i ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • High school basketball: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South boys, girls set for holiday tournament play

    The holiday basketball tournaments are the symbolic halfway point of the season for boys and girls teams. As players get set for a busy stretch of gam ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • American Legion Post 80 remembers Pearl Harbor

    DOWNERS GROVE – American Legion Post 80 member John Cruz (center) waits in line to get a slice of prime rib from Bob Airdo (right), owner of Vincitori ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 6:00 am
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