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  • DuPage Foundation to launch new arts council

    A nonprofit funding organization in DuPage County will be expanding to help connect and advocate for artists, patrons and venues across the county.
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Former Downers Grove resident to lead Glen Ellyn chorus

    Anima, a children's chorus in Glen Ellyn, recently celebrated 50 years of inspiring young lives through music education and choral singing.
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner tries to crank up the pressure

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Oct. 7 painted his side of the budget-impasse picture, saying that while his department heads are saving the state ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Live Coverage: Suburban Life High School Football Week 7

    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • High school football: Glenbard West in battle of unbeatens, Downers Grove bragging rights highlight Week 7 games

    The Friday night lights of high school football bring some big matchups for several area teams on Oct. 9.
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Downers Grove police say missing 14-year-old found safe

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove police have located a missing 14-year-old, the village announced on its Facebook page.
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 7:57 am
  • Rep. Frank Mautino likely Illinois’ next auditor general

    SPRINGFIELD — If confirmed by the Legislature, a longtime state representative from Bureau County will be the state’s next auditor general.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Retired Downers Grove dentist fills in at Haitian clinic

    DOWNERS GROVE – Not quite two years into his retirement, retired dentist and Downers Grove resident David Schubert still sees patients a couple of tim ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Prep roundup: Westmont volleyball caps tourney run with victory

    Westmont’s girls volleyball team capped its run at the IMSA tournament with a 25-21, 25-21 win against Kennedy to capture fifth place out of 12 teams.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Downers Grove resident remembers days as the toy man

    DOWNERS GROVE – For many people, toys are merely things that children play with to entertain themselves. But for others, toys are serious business.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana board recommends adding chronic pain to approved uses

    COUNTRYSIDE – The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board voted to add some chronic pain conditions to the qualifying list of conditions for medical ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Portillo's to open its first Wisconsin restaurant

    OAK BROOK – Wisconsin hot dog lovers, rejoice – Portillo’s is planning to open its first restaurant in the Badger State in 2016.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • High school football: Benet looks to regroup after suffering setback against Nazareth

    Lisle wins big on homecomingIt was a happy homecoming for Lisle’s football team.Grant Haen and Mark ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove for Oct. 7

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • Downers Grove presents balanced budget with property tax increase

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove is proposing a balanced budget for the 2016 fiscal year, according to documents released by village offic ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • AFSCME says Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to end step increases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration wants to abolish step increases, or scheduled raises based on time in service, according to the state ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove North, South looking to rebound in rivalry game

    Downers Grove SouthThe Mustangs held host Leyden scoreless in the second half of their West Suburban ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Best Chicago Cubs Wild Card watch parties in suburban DuPage, Cook counties

    The Chicago Cubs are in back in the Major League Baseball Postseason for the first time since 2008 and will face the Pittsburgh Pirates on Oct. 7 in t ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • College of DuPage cancels evening classes in response to bomb threat

    The College of DuPage canceled evening classes Oct. 5 after receiving a bomb threat, according to a post on the college's website.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Fired College of DuPage administrators drop appeal

    Two fired financial administrators for the College of DuPage will be dropping their termination appeal against the school – but may be filing suit aga ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Four finalists named in Illinois state auditor general search

    SPRINGFIELD — The list of candidates to become Illinois’ auditor general has been narrowed to four.T ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • The Drake Oak Brook checks into future of hospitality

    A hotel whose register listed Prince Charles and Frank Sinatra among guests is back in business thanks to a west suburban couple who saw a bright futu ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove South loses against Leyden

    FRANKLIN PARK – After putting its early struggles behind it and winning two straight games Downers Grove South suffered a 28-24 loss to Leyden on Oct. ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • High school football: Lyons Township's second-half strikes sink Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Reggie Terrell firmly planted the momentum on Lyons Township's sideline.The junior r ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • High school boys soccer: Dylan Mobley scores twice in Downers Grove South win vs. Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Dylan Mobley picked a great time to record the first two-goal game of his career.The ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • Downers Grove Fire Department hosts Fire Prevention Week activities

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Fire Department will host several activities as a part of National Fire Prevention Week, the department announced in ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West-Hinsdale Central among key games in conference races

    Week 6 of the high school football season brings with it plenty of stellar matchups. Glenbard North and Wheaton North face off in a crucial DuPage Val ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Suburban Life recognizes Best Under 40 award winners

    WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media honored a dozen young professionals Sept. 30 during its annual Best Under 40 awards banquet at the Seven Bridges Golf ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Downers Grove resident honored with volunteer award

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust recognized Carolyn Williams (left) of Oak Park and William Kundert of Downers Grove with service awards a ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for Sept. 30

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Minooka man arrested for slashing tires on 22 vehicles in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Minooka man was arrested Sept. 24 after a tire-slashing spree that damaged 22 vehicles, according to a police report.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Sandack recognized by Illinois Municipal League

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Illinois Municipal League presented a legislative award to State Rep. Ron Sandack, R.-Downers Grove., Sept. 19 at the IML Annual C ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 8:50 am
  • Downers Grove native living out theater dreams in "Spamalot" production

    DOWNERS GROVE – Despite a delayed start to her career, Colette Todd has found success as a theater actress in the Chicago area.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 7:40 am
  • Downers Grove Boy Scout troop builds rain garden for Westmont Public Library

    WESTMONT The Westmont Public Library has a new rain garden thanks to the hard work of a local Eagle ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Bald eagle being treated at Willowbrook Wildlife Center dies

    GLEN ELLYN – An injured American bald eagle being treated at DuPage County Forest Preserve District's Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn died o ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Families invited to Downers Grove Fire Department open house

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Fire Department will hold a Night at the Firehouse from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Fire Station #5, 6701 S. Main St ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Chamber630 hosts showcase night for Downers Grove, Woodridge eateries

    DOWNERS GROVE – Residents were able to sample the best food available from Chamber630 members during the Taste of 630 on Sept. 24 in the lobby of the ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • High school football: After struggles, Downers Grove South finding success

    DOWNERS GROVE – For Riley Heavey and Downers Grove South’s football team, the first half against Morton was a microcosm of the early part of the seaso ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • High school boys soccer: Downers Grove South wins big before clash with Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – After failing to score in the first two games of a six-game homestand, the Downers Grove South boys soccer team held an impromptu meet ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • District 58 receives public relations awards

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Illinois chapter of the National School Public Relations Association presented two Awards of Excellence and two Awards of Merit to ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 8:10 am
  • Illinois state museums, Sparta shooting fields will close despite pause in layoffs

    SPRINGFIELD -- A pause in state layoffs won’t stop the planned closures of the state’s museum system nor its shooting facilities near Sparta, Gov. Bru ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Secretary of state not sending out renewal reminders to drivers

    SPRINGFIELD — The lack of a state budget soon will start to be felt by more people, namely Illinois drivers.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Community rallies to support reopening Buffalo Theater Ensemble at College of DuPage

    Members of the College of DuPage and the District 502 community are asking the school's Board of Trustees to reverse yet another decision by disgraced ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Downers Grove Culver's advances in franchise competition

    DOWNERS GROVE – Culver's of Downers Grove is one of 260 Culver's locations to move to the next round of the Culver’s Crew Challenge, according to a co ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Downers Grove Toastmasters Club hosting open mic night Oct. 8

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Toastmasters Club will offer a stage for people to practice their public speaking during its Soapbox Speech Night fr ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • College of DuPage passes 2016 budget filled with $7.5 million in cuts

    The College of DuPage will shave a few million dollars off of what college staff has called a "bloated budget" and will cut back on what it asks from ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Run for Rwanda in Downers Grove to benefit African mission Oct. 3

    DOWNERS GROVE – Local runners can participate in the fourth annual Run For Rwanda 5K and 2 Mile Fitness Walk starting at 8 a.m. Oct. 3 at Hillcrest El ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Downers Grove District 99 board passes annual budget

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Community High School District 99 Board of Education approved the district's fiscal year 2015-16 budget during its Sept. 21 board ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Search firm lays out ideal District 99 superintendent candidate

    DOWNERS GROVE – After hearing from community members and staff at Community High School District 99, the search firm School Exec Connect has presented ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 7:40 am
  • Crawford: Honoring the Chamber630 award winners

    Chamber630 is proud to announce the winners of the Chamber630 Awards, a ceremony celebrated at the Tivoli on Sept. 17. Business Excellence, Community ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove North drops third straight.

    OAK PARK – Downers Grove North's football team knew it would be in for a difficult stretch in the first four games of West Suburban Silver conference ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove South uses second half surge to get past Morton

    DOWNERS GROVE – There was no panic for Downers Grove South's football team.After playing three chall ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Downers Grove ad hoc committee makes 'breakthrough' on historic districts

    DOWNERS GROVE – With a month to go before they are to make a recommendation to the Downers Grove Village Council, members of the Architectural Design ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: Champaign man charged with 1985 murder of girl near Glen Ellyn

    This week, a cold case from 1985 had a significant new development when, thanks to DNA evidence, a Champaign man was charged with the murder of a 15-y ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Illinois House hears first details of Emanuel plan

    SPRINGFIELD — Sept. 24 marked another day of activity but little visible movement in the state Capitol.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Midwestern University to host One Health conference

    DOWNERS GROVE – Medical experts will speak on the One Health initiative during a conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at Midwestern University, ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Live Coverage: Suburban Life High School Football Week 5

    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for Sept. 23

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Anytime Fitness of Downers Grove hosting emergency blood drive Sept. 28

    DOWNERS GROVE – Due to a shortage of blood this year, Heartland Blood Centers will hold an emergency blood drive from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Anyti ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 9:43 am
  • Civil War gravestones restored in Downers Grove cemetery

    DOWNERS GROVEHistorical preservationists celebrated a yearlong restoration project of the Civil War ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Chamber630 honors local businesses at awards ceremony

    DOWNERS GROVE – Flavorchem Inc. of Downers Grove took home honors for overall business excellence Sept. 17 during the Chamber630 Awards Ceremony at th ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Family, friends happy with renaming College of DuPage building after local hero

    WHEATON – Amid the excitement and controversy of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 17 was a bit of celebration for a man who never ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs stumps for college grant program

    SPRINGFIELD — State Treasurer Mike Frerichs is on the road in a push to get the General Assembly and the governor to restore funding for a need-based ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • After Johnsburg murder conviction overturned, Mario Casciaro plans his future as free man

    DOWNERS GROVE – Mario Casciaro said he was sitting in a concrete box when his family called to tell him the ruling in a murder case he was convicted i ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Safety fair in Downers Grove shows participants DUI vision

    Trooper David Hage (from left) and Trey Schuemle, 4 of St. Charles, are along for the ride as Angelo Costabile, 12 of Pingree Grove, attempts to keep ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Hinsdale Central hosts Downers Grove North in dual tennis meet: 6 photos

    Hinsdale Central plays Downers Grove North at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Illinois state puts employee layoffs on hold

    SPRINGFIELD — Layoffs of state unionized employees are on hold.Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Bulls/Sox Academy to host Columbus Day baseball, basketball camps

    GLEN ELLYN – The Bulls/Sox Academy will host Columbus Day Chicago Bulls and White Sox skills camps on Monday, October 12, at Ackerman Park in Glen Ell ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs "Breuder Bill" limiting severance pay for community college administrators

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill aimed at limiting future costly severance packages with community college employment contracts after ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South cracks into win column

    ADDISON – Downers Grove South desperately needed to win and got it done.The Mustangs picked up their ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 7:42 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Early challenges have Downers Grove South heading in right direction

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South’s boys soccer team loaded up its early schedule with some challenging games, and Peter Becht said those challenges ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Downers Grove North confident it can contend for conference title

    LA GRANGE – Downers Grove North’s boys soccer team has as many players as some football teams with 30 players on the roster.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove North looking to rebound after recent struggles

    DOWNERS GROVE – The first play of the game was a small but adequate sample of what was to come for Downers Grove North’s football team.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Smoking in Illinois beer gardens off limits?

    SPRINGFIELD — Lighting up in an outdoor beer garden soon might get smokers ticketed.A committee of l ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Downers Grove South ready for shot against Morton

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South's boys soccer team will have a chance to shake up the soccer world on Sept. 22.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Med payments a mixed bag for Illinois state employees

    SPRINGFIELD — About 150,000 state employees, retirees or dependents are or soon will be stuck paying cash up-front for medical services, according to ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Payment to Illinois state employees’ medical providers may stop

    SPRINGFIELD — It’s cash up-front for many state employees needing medical services, or it likely soon will be.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • SEASPAR golfers earn Special Olympics medals

    DOWNERS GROVE – Nine golfers trained by the Downers Grove-based Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation each earned medals at the Speci ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Downers Grove District 58 board appoints new member, assistant principal

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Grade School District 58 Board of Education unanimously approved Christopher Heppner to fill a vacant seat on the bo ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Downers Grove Village Council starts year-long discussion of facilities plan

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove will hold monthly discussions at Village Council meetings on its long-term facilities sustainability plan ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Downers Grove houses catches fire in early morning

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District responded to a call of a house fire at 4:25 a.m. Sept. 21 in the 6100 block of Janes Ave ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Downers Grove Civil War Vets honored: 5 photos

    A ceremony to honor Downers Grove's Civil War veterans marks the replacement of markers on the graves of three vets on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at Oak ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Downers Grove based Hearthside Food Solutions cited for safety violations

    DOWNERS GROVE – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Downers Grove based Hearthside Food Solutions with ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Illinois Tollway-State Police team up for annual safety fair: 5 photos

    The Illinois Tollway Authority and Illinois Police District 15 host a safety fair in Downers Grove on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Weekly Wrap: Sikh community gathers to condemn hate based crimes

    After being brutally beaten last week, Darien Sikh man Inderjit Singh Mukker returned to the spot where the alleged attack began to condemn the hate c ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove for Sept. 16

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South wins at Addison Trail for first victory

    ADDISON – Downers Grove South desperately needed to win and got it done Saturday night in Addison.Th ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • High school football: Quick start sparks Glenbard West in rout of Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – The first play was of the game was a small but adequate sample of what was to come when Downers Grove North hosted Glenbard West in a ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • High school football: Games moved to Sept. 19 because of weather

    The stormy weather that rolled through the suburbs on Sept. 15 led to some football suffering delays and others being rescheduled.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Art of relationships at heart of West Chicago production

    The latest offering by Glen Ellyn playwright Carl Zeitler explores interactions among couples, friends and family in "Relationships in Progress," a co ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • High school football: Impending weather forces schedule changes

    The weather forecast for Sept. 15 is impacting high school football.With impending thunderstorms exp ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 4:46 am
  • Four Shillings Short to display long musical reach across time and space

    Little surprise that two roaming troubadours summon music from far-flung realms as they fuse sitar with Celtic song, and medieval rarities with contem ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Live coverage: Suburban Life high school football Week 4

    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Village Council accepts 2015-17 long-range plan

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Village Council unanimously approved the village’s long-range plan for 2015-17 at its Sept. 8 meeting.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • High school cross country: Boys and girls athletes off and running on path to postseason

    The road to the cross country state finals is traversed in three-mile segments in meets during the regular season. With competitors already off and ru ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • College of DuPage board voids President Robert Breuder's contract, cuts severance package

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees has voted to void the contract of its controverial president, making him an at-will employee subject to termin ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • High school football: West Suburban Silver clashes, Westmont-Lisle, Glenbard East-Glenbard North among big Week 4 games

    Nearing the halfway point of the regular season, Week 4 of the high school football season brings some key matchups.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Letter: Correcting misconceptions about Downers Grove historic preservation

    To the editor:This letter corrects misstatements someone anonymously alleged in the Sept. 9 Sound Of ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Downers Grove's Galas just needed to be his own boss

    At 32, Jeff Galas already has two businesses under his belt.In 2002, while he was still a college st ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Downers South-Hinsdale South play for the Southern Bell

    Downers Grove South wins the Southern Bell in the annual competition against Hinsdale South in Darien on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Law: Severance deals open to public

    The controversial severance package for College of DuPage President Robert Breuder has produced public outcry and a variety of reactions, and Gov. Bru ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Lisle veteran travels to Washington, D.C., through Honor Flight program

    Harold Gifford spent a lot of time on planes during his time in the Navy. But he took a flight earlier this month that he will never forget.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Cremascoli: Downers Grove District 58 school year off to great start

    There’s something so refreshing about the start of a new school year. The reunion of friends and classmates, the smell of new books and crayons, the a ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • Law practice, service efforts leave Downers Grove native Kevin O'Flaherty little time for sleep

    Kevin O’Flaherty grew up in Downers Grove, a town where his parents owned a dental practice for 30 years and where the law firm he founded in 2011 now ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Downers Grove's Eric Jackson finds it essential to share dental know-how

    DOWNERS GROVE – If Eric G. Jackson has a toothy smile, it’s partly because the dentist was able to buy an office in 2009 and set up a practice – Oral ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • 'Romeo and Juliet' comic sequel set '10 Years Later'

    If you've ever been wistful for a different ending to Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," playwright and director Mike Rago of Downers Grove offers his ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Downers Grove Police Chief Porter leaving for new job in Huntley

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove Police Chief Robert Porter will leave the department to take the same position with the village of Huntley, the village ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner says no to medical marijuana expansion

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration last week rejected efforts to expand by 11 the list of conditions for which marijuana can be prescrib ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • College of DuPage to vote on voiding Breuder contract, renaming Homeland Security Center

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees will take a vote on voiding the contract of embattled President Robert Breuder on Sept. 17, marking yet anothe ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Downers Grove Grade School District 58 hosts Oktoberfest

    DOWNERS GROVE – A taste of Germany was prevalent Sept. 12 downtown with the second annual Oktoberfest celebration.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Second human case of West Nile reported in DuPage County

    A Glen Ellyn woman in her 60s is the second person to be diagnosed with the West Nile virus this year in DuPage County, according to a Sept. 14 DuPage ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Downers Grove man accused of two felony counts of rape at Indiana University

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Monroe County Prosecutor's Office in Indiana has charged John Enochs of Downers Grove with two felony counts of rape for incidents ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove North endures struggles against Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – Beginning a grueling three-week stretch, Downers Grove North endured a number of problems against Hinsdale Central.
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Rubbermaid volunteers clean up Downers Grove school during service day

    More than 40 volunteers from Newell Rubbermaid and HandsOn Suburban Chicago worked on improvements on Sept. 2 at Kingsley Elementary School. Rubbermai ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Trial begins for pair accused of taking money from DuPage Forest Preserve District

    Almost three years to the day after they were formally charged, two of the three men who allegedly funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • U.S. Chamber: Illinois' lawsuit climate is terrible

    SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 10 said Illinois’ lawsuit climate is nearly the worst in the country.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • High school football: Small steps for Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – There was some the new and and some of the old for Downers Grove South's football team when it played Hinsdale South.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Downers Grove Camera Club will hold two new member meetings in September

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Camera Club announced that they will be holding two new-member meetings Sept. 15 and 22, according to club president ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Weekly Wrap: More bad news for College of DuPage

    The College of DuPage is again in the news, and it's not good news for everyone. Two administrators were fired for questionable investment policies, a ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Downers Grove teen earns Eagle Scout rank

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove teenager has joined an exclusive group after obtaining the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Midwestern University hosts dental program for veterans

    Katie Riesenberg, a dental student at Midwestern University, provides care for a veteran at the DuPage County Health Department’s dental facility earl ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove for Sept. 9

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • High school football: Big first half carries Hinsdale Central past Downers Grove North

    HINSDALE – Quarterback Michael Sessa and the Hinsdale Central defense were both nearly perfect in the Red Devils' 43-0 win over Downers Grove North on ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 12:50 am
  • High school football: Hinsdale South hits on all cylinders in win against Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – For the first time this season, Downers Grove South's football team scored the first touchdown in the game.
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • DuPage Medical Group doctor on cutting edge of oncology care

    Dr. Ciarán Bradley is one of the first doctors in the nation to earn the American Board of Surgery's subspecialty certificate in complex general surgi ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • Illinois Senate passes nearly $4B spending bill

    SPRINGFIELD — With entirely Democratic support, the state Senate on Sept. 9 passed a bill to fund human service providers, to let road money flow thro ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • Live coverage: Suburban Life high school football Week 3

    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Proposed county budget calls for no property tax increase

    The DuPage County section of property tax levies will again stay flat, despite being in what county board Chairman Dan Cronin calls the “awkward posit ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Illinois comptroller: Finances bad and getting worse

    SPRINGFIELD — If nothing changes, Illinois will enter calendar year 2016 with about $8.5 billion in unpaid bills, the state comptroller said Sept. 9.
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Annual art festival returns to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – It’s not possible to get a view of the Grand Canyon from downtown Downers Grove, but this weekend those views will be brought here.
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • First human case of West Nile reported in DuPage County

    DuPage County has seen its first human case of the West Nile virus for 2015, according to a Sept. 10 news release from the county health department.
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Where do you buy your pumpkins?
    At a pumpkin farm or festival
    At the grocery store
    At the farmers market