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  • Founders Day to celebrate Downers Grove's living history

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Historical Society and the Downers Grove Museum will present the annual Founders Day celebration May 7.
    May 5, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Woodstock to consider home rule policy similar to Downers Grove

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Council has agreed to put together a policy that would outline guidelines for the city when it becomes home rule.
    May 5, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • Downers Grove high school students earn national art and writing awards

    DOWNERS GROVE – Five students from Downers Grove North High School and two students Downers Grove South High School received national medals in the 20 ...
    May 5, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Downers Grove Village Council starts crafting language for stormwater referendum questions

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Village Council reviewed a first draft of three advisory referendum questions on how to fund the village's stormwate ...
    May 5, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Kentucky Derby fundraiser benefits Advocate Good Samaritan perinatal bereavement program

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Friends of Share at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital will host a Kentucky Derby benefit from 3 to 6 p.m. May 7 at Parkers’ Restaur ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove North girls take four event titles at track invite

    Downers Grove North’s Faith LaMantia, Isabel Maletich, Prevail Bonga and Jaida Green teamed up to win the 4x200-meter relay in 1:45.67 at the Rolling ...
    May 4, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Grove Players bring 'Romantic Comedy' to Downers Grove stage

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Grove Players will perform “Romantic Comedy” for two weekends from May 6 to 15 at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grov ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Shaliyah Dixon-Tucker, Michaela Hackbarth pace Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – As freshmen, Michaela Hackbarth and Shaliyah Dixon-Tucker shared their first big Downers Grove South girls track moment together.
    May 5, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for May 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 ...
    May 4, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Pinkney: Families escape homelessness and find stable futures through SHIFT

    Emma never thought homelessness would be something she would experience. The married mother of two ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Benefit at DuPage Airport to help Honor Flight Chicago soar

    WEST CHICAGO – The DuPage Veterans Foundation’s fifth annual fundraiser at DuPage Airport to benefit Honor Flight Chicago will unfold with fanfare fro ...
    May 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South see crosstown game as turning point

    DOWNERS GROVE – Ben Ficht didn’t hesitate in saying he hasn’t been productive with the bat in his hands lately.
    May 3, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • 'Dancing with the Starz' gala to help DuPage County seniors

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Senior Citizens Council’s fifth annual “Dancing with the Starz” benefit is heating up with celebrity dancers rehearsing their dan ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Downers Grove Public Library board entering final stage in director search

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Board of Trustees of the Downers Grove Public Library will conduct interviews with three finalists for its director position at 5: ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • St. Mary of Gostyn School to stage 'Oklahoma' at Montini Catholic High School

    LOMBARD – St. Mary of Gostyn School in Downers Grove will present the musical “Oklahoma!” from May 4 to 8 at Montini Catholic High School in Lombard.
    May 2, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • DuPage County announces $15M in highway, trail construction projects

    DuPage County has announced more than $15 million in highway and trail construction projects for 2016, according to a county news release.
    May 3, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Nonprofits raise money, awareness through DuPage Human Race

    Supporters of more than 70 nonprofits from around DuPage County will take to the streets of Downers Grove to raise funds during the fifth annual Human ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Ben Ficht delivers game-winning hit as Downers Grove South tops Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Ben Ficht didn't hesitate in admitting that he hasn't been productive with the bat in his hands lately.
    May 3, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve lecture, events to attract pollinators

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites residents to join its efforts to increase populations of butterflies, bees and other imperiled a ...
    April 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Choral Society to perform concert May 1

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Choral Society will present “Prayers of Remembrance” at 4 p.m May 1 at Downers Grove First United Methodist Church, ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Tivoli Theatre to host area premiere of 'Kelly's Hollywood'

    DOWNERS GROVE – Special Olympics Illinois will present the Chicago area premiere of the movie "Kelly's Hollywood" at 9:30 a.m. April 30 at the Tivoli ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Grammys honor Downers Grove North music teacher Brayer Teague

    DOWNERS GROVE – During an April 22 presentation at Downers Grove North High School, the Grammy Foundation confirmed what many at the school already kn ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Beatles tribute band coming to Downers Grove boutique April 29

    DOWNERS GROVE – Briosa Boutique, 5121 Main St., Downers Grove, will host the Beatles tribute band American English from 7:30 to 8 p.m. April 29.
    April 28, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Suburban Life recognizes local scholars, awards scholarships

    WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media and the DuPage Credit Union honored some of the best high school seniors in the western suburbans April 26 at the Subu ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Downers Grove Park District board rejects bid to sell Maple and Sherman park

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Park District Board of Commissioners voted unanimously against a proposal to sell park district land at 1903 Maple A ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • High school sports roundup: Lisle's Harris, Omoike win big at track invite

    Downers Grove North’s baseball team completed a West Suburban Silver conference series sweep against Proviso West with an 11-0 win on April 25.
    April 27, 2016 - 7:56 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove North baseball sweeps conference series

    Downers Grove North’s baseball team completed a West Suburban Silver conference series sweep against Proviso West with an 11-0 win on April 25.
    April 27, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • High school softball: Downers Grove North passes test against Glenbard South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Savannah Rodriguez and her Downers Grove North softball teammates faced one of their biggest tests of the season April 23.
    April 27, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • Letter: Kudos to actors in DG South's 'Hello, Dolly' production

    To the editor:My wife and I would like to thank Downers Grove South High School for the spectacular ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Valle: Shining light on York Township's myriad services

    America's richest blessing is her people. They are the real strength in her grass roots, and that is what township government is all about. It is ofte ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for April 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • High school girls soccer: Downers Grove South's Kailee O'Connor impresses at varsity level

    NAPERVILLE – Downers Grove South sophomore Kailee O’Connor could have been intimidated by playing in the prestigious Naperville Invitational for the f ...
    April 27, 2016 - 1:06 pm
  • American English to star in SEASPAR benefit concert

    The Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation will present a benefit concert featuring The Beatles tribute band American English on May 5 ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • Ohio woman files new lawsuit against Downers Grove sperm bank

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Midwest Sperm Bank of Downers Grove is back in court after an Ohio woman refiled a lawsuit claiming its negligence led to her givi ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Beekeeping class held at Lyman Woods in Downers Grove: 8 photos

    The Downers Grove Park Dist. hosted a beekeeping class Saturday at Lyman Woods. ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • Lisle's Universal Technical Institute helps transportation employers incentivize career training

    LISLE – As elected officials struggle to fund higher education and expand vocational career training programs, employers in Illinois are working with ...
    April 26, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Rare coins among items stolen from car in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – A suitcase containing several collectible coins was stolen from a vehicle between 1 and 1:30 p.m. April 15 in the 1500 block of Butter ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Downers Grove church offering weekly faith-based coffee house

    DOWNERS GROVE – First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, hosts Grounds of Hope from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
    April 25, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Letter: Donation makes a big difference for children with disabilities

    To the editor:The Downers Grove North High School Special Services Multi-needs Program would like to ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Downtown Downers Grove hosting spring fashion show, luncheon April 28

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downtown Downers Grove Management Corporation is changing the format of its spring women’s event by adding a luncheon and fashion ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Downers Grove educator wins local favorite teacher contest

    DOWNERS GROVE – Barnes & Noble of Naperville honored Avery Coonley School first-grade teacher Linda Ward as its local winner of the My Favorite Teache ...
    April 23, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Smart911 to become available across DuPage County

    DuPage County recently asked residents to recognize emergency response personnel during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by registering f ...
    April 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Room Place furniture warehouse in Woodridge devastated by fire: 6 photos

    Smoldering burned out trucks, and a pile of charred mangled debris is all that is left of the Room Place, a furniture warehouse located at 2501 Intern ...
    April 24, 2016 - 6:13 pm
  • Former Downers Grove North music teacher leads band concert April 24 in Sandwich

    SANDWICH – The Indian Valley Community Band will hold its annual spring concert at 2 p.m. April 24 at the Opera House in Sandwich, 140 E. Railroad St.
    April 22, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • DuPage Republicans elect County Board member Krajewski as new chairman

    The DuPage County Republican Central Committee has elected DuPage County Board member Brian Krajewski as the new chairman of the political organizatio ...
    April 22, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • Downers Grove Park District to host full-moon hike

    DOWNERS GROVE – Residents can learn about the seasonal changes of the moon at the Downers Grove Park District's Full Moon Campfire Hike from 7:30 to 9 ...
    April 21, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Downers Grove Village Council comes to consensus on facility renovation plan

    DOWNERS GROVE – A majority of the Downers Grove Village Council supports a facilities overhaul plan that will largely address the needs of the police ...
    April 25, 2016 - 12:38 pm
  • District 99 names 3 new administrators for Downers Grove North High School

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Community High School District 99 Board of Education approved the hiring of three school administrators for Downers Grove North Hi ...
    April 20, 2016 - 12:46 pm
  • Ben's Memorial Run remembers Downers Grove athlete, raises money for mental illness research

    DOWNERS GROVE –  When friends and family of Ben Silver decided to have a fundraiser in his memory, they knew it had to be a run.
    April 23, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school sports: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South athletes make college commitments

    DOWNERS GROVE – April 13 was a milestone day for dozens of Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South student-athletes.
    April 20, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for April 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    April 20, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • High school softball: Home runs power Downers Grove South past OPRF

    DOWNERS GROVE – Facing three strong opponents in less than 24 hours produced a roller-coaster ride of results for Downers Grove South’s softball team.
    April 20, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • Downers Grove American Legion hosting spaghetti dinner

    DOWNERS GROVE – The American Legion Post 80 Riders will have their annual spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. April 23 at the Alexander Bradley Burns Po ...
    April 19, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • Downers Grove District 58 honors outstanding eighth graders

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 recognized outstanding eighth-grade students at Herrick and O’Neill middle schoo ...
    April 19, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • $35,000 stolen from Downers Grove home after fake water pressure check

    DOWNERS GROVE – Thousands of dollars in cash was stolen from a desk between 3 and 3:20 p.m. April 11 at a house in the 3900 block of Main Street after ...
    April 18, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Anderson: Downers Grove Township plans spring schedule

    As the last of winter’s snow flurries give way to spring’s rain showers, the Downers Grove Township Highway Department swings from winter mode into sp ...
    April 18, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Choose DuPage: County unemployment numbers low though some areas lag

    DuPage County continues to have some of the strongest unemployment numbers in the state, though a few areas are still lagging, according to a recent a ...
    April 17, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Downers Grove Township electronics recycling program comes to Westmont

    WESTMONT – Downers Grove Township’s new Electronics Recycling Program returns from 8 a.m. to noon April 16 at the Highway Department Facility at 318 E ...
    April 15, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Downers Grove District 58 holding Fit Fair April 21

    DOWNERS GROVE – Families can participate in free fitness activities and enjoy healthy snacks during Downers Grove Grade School District 58's Fit Fair ...
    April 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • 'Hello, Dolly!' comes to Downers Grove South stage

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove South High School fine arts department will present four performances of the musical “Hello, Dolly!” from April 14 t ...
    April 14, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Downers Grove Friends of Library donation used to purchase equipment

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Friends of the Library recently donated $6,000 to the Downers Grove Public Library, according to a library news rele ...
    April 14, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Downers Grove District 99 to install gender-neutral bathrooms at Downers Grove North, South

    DOWNERS GROVE – District 99 plans to add gender-neutral bathrooms and private changing stations in locker rooms at Downers Grove North and South by ne ...
    April 14, 2016 - 6:19 am
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove South's Dixon-Tucker, Hackbarth power girls track at invite

    Downers Grove South’s Shaliyah Dixon-Tucker won three races on her own and anchored a winning relay, and Michaela Hackbarth set a new meet record whil ...
    April 13, 2016 - 2:08 pm
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for April 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Pedestrian killed by train at Downers Grove Main Street train station

    DOWNERS GROVE – An eastbound Metra Train struck and killed a male pedestrian at 8:10 a.m. April 13 at the Main Street train crossing in downtown Downe ...
    April 14, 2016 - 6:26 am
  • High school boys volleyball: Downers Grove South makes most of tough tournament

    LOMBARD – Patrick Leahy would like to play college volleyball, but the Downers Grove South setter admits he doesn’t have the height.
    April 12, 2016 - 7:45 pm
  • Downers Grove resident launches window cleaning service

    DOWNERS GROVE – Jim Fordonski of Downers Grove has purchased a Window Genie franchise to serve the western suburbs, according to a company news releas ...
    April 13, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Downers Grove boy's legacy lives on through Noah's Hope Foundation

    DOWNERS GROVE –  Noah VanHoutan’s life lasted only about 12 years, but the news of his death reverberated throughout the Downers Grove community.
    April 13, 2016 - 6:36 am
  • High school girls soccer: Young players help Downers Grove North get off to solid start

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove North girls soccer coach Bob Calder has learned an important fact about his team in the early going.
    April 13, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Downers Grove North High School science teacher receives Golden Apple Award

    DOWNERS GROVE – Students, colleagues, mentors and family members of Jeff Grant gathered in a classroom at Downers Grove North High School to watch as ...
    April 12, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • District 99 student art show kicks off with Woodridge reception

    WOODRIDGE – The community is invited to the opening reception for the District 99 student art show from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the Woodridge Publi ...
    April 11, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Kiwanis Club begins onion sale

    DOWNERS GROVE – Fans of vidalia sweet onions have until April 25 to order a bag from the Kiwanis Club of Downers Grove.
    April 11, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Downers Grove exploring referendum question for stormwater utility fee

    DOWNERS GROVE – After debating how to fund its stormwater management program, the Downers Grove Village Council may turn to residents for a consensus ...
    April 12, 2016 - 6:19 am
  • Downers Grove Public Library board lays out schedule for director search

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Public Library Board of Trustees will hold several meetings in April and May in order to select the next director of ...
    April 8, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Downers Grove North teacher named finalist for Golden Apple award

    DOWNERS GROVE – Golden Apple has selected Downers Grove North High School science teacher Jeff Grant as a finalist in the 2016 Golden Apple Awards for ...
    April 9, 2016 - 7:32 pm
  • Downers Grove native opens bike shop in downtown

    DOWNERS GROVEAndrew Almazan is an avid cyclist, and now he has a business to share that love with th ...
    April 9, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Downers Grove to host safety event

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove families can learn safety tips at the Passport to Safety and Wheely Big Trucks event from 10 a.m. to noon April 9 at the ...
    April 7, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Downers Grove's Briosa Boutique brings new style to familiar location

    DOWNERS GROVE – The awning on the outside may still say Baubles & More, but occupying the space is a new women’s clothing boutique with a new name.
    April 10, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • People can watch prescribed burn at St. James Forest Preserve

    Specially trained crews from the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County are using prescription burns to preserve natural habitats and better contro ...
    April 7, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • High school baseball: Returning talent boosts Downers Grove South, Westmont; Downers Grove North has several new starters

    The first pitch of the high school baseball season already has been thrown, and teams across the state are on a journey they hope will culminate in a ...
    April 7, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Olé for new Mia's Cantina in Downers Grove: Mystery Diner

    DOWNERS GROVE – The wait is finally over. After about a decade without a sit-down Mexican restaurant in downtown Downers Grove, Mia's Cantina opened i ...
    April 8, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Downers Grove applying for historic landmark on Main Street train station

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove will go through its own historical landmarking application process in order to landmark the Main Street t ...
    April 7, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • High school girls soccer: Downers Grove North tops Oak Park-River Forest in shootout

    OAK PARK – After suffering back-to-back of 1-0 road losses against Downers Grove South and Lyons Township, Downers Grove North's girls soccer team exp ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for April 6

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    April 6, 2016 - 10:06 am
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