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  • Downers Grove council to meet on Election Day

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Village Council will meet April 7, which is also Election Day.Hold ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • COD Foundation board member gets $630,000 in no-bid architecture contracts for signage work

    A member of the College of DuPage Foundation Board of Directors has received more than $630,000 in no-bid contracts as an architect – despite not bein ...
    March 31, 2015 - 6:33 pm
  • McDonald: District 99 celebrates real champions

    “I am not ashamed of my disability,” said South High junior Alex Newell, who was diagnosed with autism when he was just 2 years old. “My mother and fa ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Fit Fair returns to Downers Grove District 58

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove Grade School District 58 hosted its annual Fit Fair on Thursday at O'Neill Middle School.
    March 30, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Letter: DuPage regional school trustee offers endorsements

    To the Editor:The DuPage Regional Board of School Trustees is an elected body, which hears petitions ...
    March 30, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • Legoland teams up with Easter Seals to build 'Lego Room' for clients

    VILLA PARK – Tomas Rosales, 4, is “over the moon excited” about Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley’s brand new “Lego Room,” which will be used as a wa ...
    March 30, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars move season finale to Toyota Park

    The Chicago Red Stars will be on the move for their National Women's Soccer League regular season finale on Sept. 6.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • State's Attorney: Downers Grove man attempts 2 robberies, leads police on chase

    A Downers Grove man has been charged with robbing a Downers Grove pizza parlor, attempting to rob a Hinsdale gas station and leading authorities on a ...
    March 30, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • District 99 Special Olympics basketball teams see state success

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South High School junior Alex Newell is a member of one of Community High School District 99's three Special Olympics ba ...
    March 29, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Family Shelter Service partners with College Pro Painters for projects

    DOWNERS GROVE – Participants come together to work on interior painting projects March 11 at the Family Shelter Service Community Center in Downers Gr ...
    March 28, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • Downers Grove Dist. 58 Fit Fair: 5 photos

    District 58 hosts a Fit Fair at O'Neill Middle School in Downers Grove on Thursday, March 26, 2015. ...
    March 29, 2015 - 6:44 am
  • D-58 board approves optional kindergarten program in Title 1 schools

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Grade School District 58 Board of Education on March 9 unanimously approved the district's proposal to offer an opti ...
    March 27, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove for March 25

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    March 27, 2015 - 7:24 pm
  • 40 years of neighborly care: People's Resource Center celebrates decades of service

    There are no simple, one-size-fits-all solutions to poverty.Food assistance, clothing, rent assistan ...
    March 26, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Benet, Lisle, Bolingbrook kick off girls soccer season

    Spring is upon us and girls soccer teams have already hit the field for season openers. Here’s the outlook for what to expect from the local teams thi ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Downers Grove resident relives march from Selma

    DOWNERS GROVE – Fifty years ago, Rev. David Bebb Jones had a front row seat to history when he took part in one of the marches from Selma, Ala., to Mo ...
    March 26, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Downers Grove South raises more than $50,000 for St. Baldrick's

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South High School held a fundraiser Friday to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation. 
    March 24, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • DuPage Clerk: Tax rate increases low, home values stabilizing

    Though housing values dropped for the sixth consecutive year and property taxes ticked up across the county in 2014, DuPage seems to be emerging from ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Everett: Tips on how to spring clean your lawn

    With nearly 600 acres of parks, prairies and sports fields to maintain, spring is a busy season for the Parks Division here in Downers Grove.
    March 24, 2015 - 12:54 pm
  • Man on parole charged in Downers Grove burglary

    DOWNERS GROVE – A man on parole for an unrelated burglary has been charged in connection with a burglary in Downers Grove, the Downers Grove Police De ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • College of DuPage remains indecisive on audit

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees took no action Thursday related to funding a state audit.
    March 23, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Downers Grove council talks condos, funding cuts

    DOWNERS GROVE – There were four main topics of conversation for the Downers Grove Village Council during its March 17 meeting.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • Early voting is open – meet all the local candidates

    March 22, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Snow to return to west suburbs for Monday commute

    Snow is anticipated in the west suburbs early Monday and through the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Area aspiring chefs take top title in Chicago competition

    Technology Center of DuPage culinary team members Anica Hosticka of Community High School (from left), Maria Boleaga of Downers Grove South High Schoo ...
    March 21, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Letter: A case against endorsements

    To the Editor:Every time election season is upon us the hairs on the back of my neck begin to raise ...
    March 20, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • College of DuPage hires $250 per hour public relations firm

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees on Thursday approved hiring a Chicago-based public relations firm to help disseminate information ...
    March 20, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove for March 18

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    March 19, 2015 - 7:55 pm
  • DuPage County Board member Eckhoff charged with DUI

    WHEATON – Longtime DuPage County Board member and Wheaton resident Grant Eckhoff was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol earlier this ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Meet the all-area boys basketball team with players from Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Lisle

    The high school basketball season will wrap up with state title games in Class 3A and 4A on Saturday, so now is the perfect time to honor the best pla ...
    March 19, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Letter: Downers Grove resident encourages young people to vote, touts endorsements

    To the Editor:As a tax paying millennial in Downers Grove, I am particularly concerned about good lo ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • Area products take part in NCAA basketball tournaments

    The NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments bring some of the best young athletes to the national stage. This year's tournaments have plenty of ...
    March 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Sears Hardware & Appliance Athlete of the Week: Myles Farley

    Myles FarleyDowners Grove NorthBasketballSenior–Why Farley was selected: Farley scored a team-high 1 ...
    March 18, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • DuPage County Board approves flood plan

    The DuPage County Board voted to accept the East Branch DuPage River Watershed Resiliency Plan at its meeting March 10.
    March 18, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Men claiming to be new neighbors enter Downers Grove home, steal jewelry

    DOWNERS GROVE – Two men entered a home in Downers Grove claiming to be the resident's new neighbors before stealing her jewelry, according to a Downer ...
    March 18, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Laptop, jewelry stolen in residential burglary in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove police responded to a residential burglary March 5, during which $4,000 worth of items were stolen, according to a Downe ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Downers Grove tackles key issues at March 10 meeting

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Village Council had a productive meeting on March 10 when six items of importance were discussed.
    March 18, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Hewitt: District 58 announces kindergarten enrichment program

    Downers Grove Grade School District 58 will pilot an Optional Kindergarten Enrichment and Enhancement Program this fall in the District’s Title 1 scho ...
    March 17, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Henry Puffer Girl Scouts meet Downers Grove mayor

    DOWNERS GROVE – Members of Henry Puffer School Girl Scout Junior Troop 50127, along with a few Brownies and a Cadette, meet Downers Grove Mayor Martin ...
    March 15, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Downers Grove office collects 520 pounds of food during drive

    DOWNERS GROVE – ServiceMaster DSI employees Joe Coleman (from left), Darin Anderson, Pam Groh, Patricia Coleman, Meredith Tracey, Chris Veldman, Krist ...
    March 14, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • Downers Grove mayoral hopefuls Tully, Neustadt spar at forum

    DOWNERS GROVE – Two candidates for Downers Grove mayor squared off Wednesday during a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woo ...
    March 15, 2015 - 7:21 am
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove for March 11

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    March 13, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Tivoli Theatre's Predict the Oscars contest winner announced

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove resident Fran Prasnikar took home the prize for Classic Cinemas' Predict the Oscars contest, according to Classic Cinema ...
    March 13, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • College of DuPage chairwoman suggests banning alcohol reimbursements

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage Board of Trustees Chairwoman Erin Birt has suggested a policy to ban college officials from expensing alcohol, and has ...
    March 13, 2015 - 6:47 am
  • Illinois Tollway looks to speed up suburban highways

    The Illinois Tollway is moving closer to increasing the speed limit on several area tollways from 55 to 60 mph, according to an Illinois Tollway news ...
    March 14, 2015 - 7:33 am
  • Meet the all-area girls basketball team with players from Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lisle area

    After Saturday’s state finals, the girls high school basketball season is officially in the books. Now is the perfect time to honor the best players f ...
    March 12, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Downers Grove

    THUMBS UP: Typically, the games students play at school don’t come with the lure of a big-time cash prize. O’Neill Middle School librarian Tasha Squir ...
    March 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Downers Grove facilities referendum to remain on April ballot

    DOWNERS GROVE – An advisory referendum will still appear on the April ballot, despite Downers Grove officials' decision not to move forward with facil ...
    March 11, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Indian Boundary YMCA to hold nutrition fair, open house

    DOWNERS GROVE – Indian Boundary YMCA, 711 59th St., will host a nutrition fair and open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, according to a news release ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Local coach recovers from stroke, hosts tennis camps

    DOWNERS GROVE – Chuck Enge has given much of his life to tennis, and tennis may help save his life.H ...
    March 11, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Regional loss ends strong season for Downers Grove North (with video)

    DOWNERS GROVE – Myles Farley and his Downers Grove North boys basketball teammates were in rarefied air.
    March 11, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Midwestern University welcomes high schoolers to Health Sciences Career Day

    DOWNERS GROVE – Midwestern University opened its doors to area high schoolers March 3 during Health Sciences Career Day at the campus.
    March 10, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Downers Grove physician pleads guilty to child porn possession

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove physician has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office announced ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • Chicago Blitz football team to host open house Thursday

    VILLA PARK – Fans can get an up close look at the area's very own football team when the Chicago Blitz hosts its Meet the Blitz Open House.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Anderson: Team up with township to fight flooding

    As the days grow longer, we feel winter’s cold grip give way to the warmer days of spring. This is a reminder to prepare for the March and April showe ...
    March 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Rauner's budget causes concern as child poverty levels in DuPage County rise (with video)

    Area nonprofits are closely watching the governor’s office and state legislature as they could face big cuts in state funding despite DuPage County’s ...
    March 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Saratoga Grove resident, WWII veteran hits the century mark

    DOWNERS GROVE – Reaching centenarian status is an accomplishment not many folks can claim. Saratoga Grove retirement community resident Elmer Wettour ...
    March 11, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • Local lawmakers decline to take state pension

    Four years ago, state Rep. Tom Morrison walked into a state office and announced he didn’t want a pension.
    March 9, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Sears Hardware & Appliance Athlete of the Week: Jordon Kedrowski

    Jordon KedrowskiDowners Grove NorthBasketballSenior–Why Kedrowski was selected: Playing in his first ...
    March 9, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Downers Grove police investigating burglary

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred Friday, police announced in a news release.
    March 9, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • O'Neill students get healthy dose of learning with medical school event

    DOWNERS GROVE – O'Neill Middle School science teachers Janette Syverson (left) and Sarah Pinkus are ready for O'Neill Medical School, which took place ...
    March 8, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • Montini girls finish third in Class 3A basketball

    NORMAL – After a setback in a state semifinal game, Montini's girls basketball team responded in the best way possible.
    March 8, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Benet girls bring home first basketball state tite

    NORMAL – The finale was fitting for Benet's girls basketball team. The Redwings had steamrolled over ...
    March 11, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • Ribbon cut at Regus in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – NCO General Manager Martha Link holds the scissors during a ribbon cutting for Regus Downers Grove Executive Towers West on Feb. 12 at ...
    March 7, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • Hinsdale Central tops Downers Grove North for boys hoops regional title

    DOWNERS GROVE – When Hinsdale Central's boys basketball team needed a boost, Matt Rafferty provided it.
    March 6, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for March 4

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    March 6, 2015 - 8:04 pm
  • Downers Grove to wait on new police, fire stations in wake of Rauner's budget

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove will hold off on a major facilities project in light of uncertainty regarding the state budget.
    March 11, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • After resident outcry, Downers Grove council removes sidewalks from Clyde Estates plans

    DOWNERS GROVE – Residents of the Clyde Estates subdivision no longer have to worry about sidewalks being installed in their neighborhood later this ye ...
    March 6, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Spring Craft Bonanza upcoming in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – A spring craft show spotlighting woodwork, ceramics, wearable art, woven jewelry and more is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11 at the ...
    March 5, 2015 - 7:23 pm
  • Edwards House future in jeopardy after advocate for home balks at village proposal

    DOWNERS GROVE – A three-way deal that would help save the historic Edwards House has hit a snag after being approved by the village council Tuesday ni ...
    March 11, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • The mane event: Midwestern University hosts St. Baldrick's fundraiser

    DOWNERS GROVE – Midwestern University students are shearing their locks in an effort to raise funds and bring awareness to pediatric cancer.
    March 4, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Forum set for Downers Grove mayor, commissioner candidates

    DOWNERS GROVE – The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle will moderate a forum for candidates running for Downers Grove mayor ...
    March 4, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Downers Grove council discusses Edwards House move: 5 photos

    The Downers Grove village council discusses a proposal to move the Edwards House from 942 Maple Avenue to 743 Maple Avenue, at the regular council mee ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • The Big Read starts a new chapter

    For the last 10 years, the libraries of Downers Grove, Woodridge, Hinsdale, La Grange, La Grange Park, Clarendon Hills, Lisle, Indian Prairie and Thom ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Downers Grove South rally comes up short in postseason opener against Hinsdale South

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove South boys basketball team could not pull off an upset in the first round of the Class 4A postseason.
    March 3, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Downers Grove North tramples West Chicago, advances to regional semis

    DOWNERS GROVE – A balanced offensive effort powered the Downers Grove North boys basketball team to a first round playoff victory Monday night.
    March 3, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Ashton: Downers Grove library stimulates STEM explorers

    What are Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Cubelets, 3Doodler, MakeyMakey, and Beebots? These interesting ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • 'Gamification' engages O'Neill students, wins $30K

    DOWNERS GROVE – A librarian's imagination helped inspire unprecedented participation from students and earned O'Neill Middle School a $30,000 prize as ...
    March 3, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Letter: Don't change Clyde Estates

    To the Editor:I have been a resident in Clyde Estates for more than 30 years. My motivation to purch ...
    March 3, 2015 - 7:29 am
  • County seeks funds for East Branch DuPage River flood plan

    DuPage County Stormwater Management hopes to receive federal grant money at the end of this year to fund projects designed to mitigate flooding in the ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Police: Train hits, kills man in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – A man died Saturday evening when he was struck by a freight train in downtown Downers Grove, police said.
    March 2, 2015 - 1:26 pm
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