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  • Downers Grove scoutmaster given Silver Beaver award

    DOWNERS GROVE – Richard Busch, a long-time Scoutmaster for Troop 80 in Downers Grove, was recently awarded the Silver Beaver Award for 2016.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South peaking before start of postseason

    The grind of the high school basketball regular season is about to give way to the grind of the postseason as teams from across the state start on the ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 3:30 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Feb. 14-19

    Call for change for Berwyn mayorWe need change in Berwyn, and if we retain the present administratio ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 3:22 pm
  • UPDATE: Elderly man missing from Downers Grove church found

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Police Department is trying to locate a missing elderly man suffering from Alzheimer's disease, according to a news ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • Downers Grove District 58 announces new principals

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Grade School District 58 Board of Education approved the appointments two new principals Feb. 13, according to a rel ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Bryan Jakobsze of Downers Grove North is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Cucinova

    Bryan Jakobsze Downers Grove North Basketball Senior Why Jakobsze was selected: Jakobsze score ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm
  • Former Downers Grove man found guilty of murdering mother, despite claims of suicide attempt

    DOWNERS GROVE – A former Downers Grove man has been found guilty of killing his mother, despite his claims she shot herself, according to a news relea ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • High school girls gymnastics: Finals appearances fun for Downers Grove South's Carlson, Davenport

    PALATINE – For the first time, Downers Grove South senior Kayla Carlson finished her gymnastics season by competing in the state finals.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • High school wrestling: Westmont's Zach Muller finishes as a state champ

    CHAMPAIGN – Zach Muller got a small taste of success as a junior at the state wrestling tournament.A ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 8:30 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Downers Grove North's Ben Ellstrom swims to state meet

    DOWNERS GROVE – Ben Ellstrom knows what a difference a year – and a second on the clock – can make.T ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 5:00 pm
  • O’Neill PTA holds candidate forum for District 58 school board

    The O’Neill Middle School PTA held a Downers Grove Grade School District 58 candidate forum on Feb. 14 for the six candidates running for school board ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:03 pm
  • District 58 announces Kindergarten Roundup schedule

    DOWNERS GROVE–Downers Grove Grade School District 58 invites parents of soon-to-be kindergartners to attend Kindergarten Roundup in their future schoo ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Downers Grove Landmarked Home of the Month for January: Bunge House

    DOWNERS GROVE – Built in 1883 by Gustav Bunge, the house at 4943 Highland Ave. originally stood alongside the railroad tracks at what was referred to ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
  • Downers Grove North celebrates Black History Month

    DOWNERS GROVE– February is known as Black History Month, and Downers Grove North Fine Arts Department spent the month celebrating and spotlighting the ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Arts DuPage holds public launch in COD's McAninch Arts Center with Elmhurst Symphony

    The DuPage Foundation launched its newest initiative, Arts DuPage, and held a public launch party Feb. 7 at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 1:37 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Feb. 6-13

    New leadership needed in BerwynThe current mayor of Berwyn is bragging about all the wonderful thing ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:26 pm
  • Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien to host Great Backyard Bird Count

    DARIEN – Whether you are a die-hard birder or just enjoy a nature walk, area residents are invited to be part of the worldwide Great Backyard Bird Cou ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Szafranski: Indian Prairie Public Library serves up tech buffet

    Is your technology cupboard bare? Your library card can be a meal ticket for an all-you-can-eat technology buffet. Indian Prairie Public Library now o ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 pm
  • Downers Grove founder’s home designated as historic landmark

    DOWNERS GROVE– The former home of Downers Grove founder Pierce Downer was designated a historic landmark at the Feb. 14 village council meeting.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:51 am
  • High school wrestling: Downers Grove North's Cummings, Downers Grove South's Villalobos book state berths

    DOWNERS GROVE – The sectional wrestling tournament was a step in the right direction for Nate Cummings.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 7:30 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Downers Grove South trio moves on to state meet

    OSWEGO – Downers Grove South senior Kayla Carlson’s chronic back injury nearly prevented her from competing this gymnastics season.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 5:30 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove South stays alive in conference race with win against Hinsdale South

    DOWNERS GROVE – A conference title chase requires unexpected heroes, and Downers Grove South sophomore guard Wes Hooker filled the role Feb. 10.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm
  • Julie Pospisilova of Downers Grove North is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Cucinova

    Julie PospisilovaDowners Grove NorthBasketballJuniorWhy Pospisilova was selected: Pospisilova is lea ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • Downers Grove village manager notes finances, infrastructure and more as keys in long-term plan

    DOWNERS GROVE – At the Feb. 7 Downers Grove Village Council meeting, Village Manager David Fieldman gave a presentation on the village’s long-range pl ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Downers Grove North musicians honored in all-state competition

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    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:50 am
  • Downers Grove Police Department arrests four after Jan. 31 gunfire incident

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Police Department have charged four with mob action after an altercation led to gunfire last month, according to a n ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 6:42 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

    Lack of school zone on Ogden Avenue a dangerAlong Ogden Avenue, just west of LaGrange Road, there ar ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Postseason almost here for Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South

    The regular season seemed to fly by as girls basketball teams now are getting ready for the Class 3A and 4A playoffs. Here’s the outlook for Downers G ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 9:30 am
  • Shawn Lee of Downers Grove South is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Cucinova

    Shawn LeeDowners Grove SouthWrestlingFreshmanWhy Lee was selected: Lee secured a sectional tournamen ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 3:30 pm
  • Grove Players to Present “The Boys Next Door” Feb. 10-12, 17-19

    DOWNERS GROVE – Tickets are now available for "The Boys Next Door," featuring director Sean O'Neill and producer Michael Pemberton.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:48 am
  • DuPage Foundation launches Arts DuPage

    The DuPage Foundation, which seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, has launched its newest initiative ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:47 am
  • High school girls basketball: Holly Lueken's improvement a plus Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South’s rising fortunes in West Suburban Gold girls basketball are being powered by a fast-emerging 6-foot sophomore.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Letter: Consider donating time to FISH

    To the editor:The FISH Organization is in dire need of volunteers! Can you help? For years you have ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • High school wrestling: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South nab several spots in sectional tourney

    LA GRANGE – Sergio Villalobos was modest about it, but he knows how important winning a regional title was to his wrestling postseason.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • U.S. Rep. Roskam declines invitation to be part of Feb. 23 constituents meeting; congressman agrees to meet with League of Women Voters, media not permitted

    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, has declined an invitation by seven League of Women Voters groups to be part of a constituents meeting Feb. 23.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 2:47 pm
  • Downers Grove house fire claims life of resident

    DOWNERS GROVE – A resident was killed and two more injured in a house fire Feb. 4, according to a news release from the Downers Grove Police Departmen ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove North secures senior night win with strong finish

    DOWNERS GROVE – On Downers Grove North's senior night, Bryan Jakobsze and Ryan Pustelnik helped lock down a win after the sophomores staked the Trojan ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Jan. 23-29

    Make your voices heardPeople of Lemont who treasure the walking path, the dog park, the topography, ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 7:00 pm
  • “Dancing with Stevie” to raise money for 18-year-old cancer patient

    A few days before her 18th birthday last July, Stephanie Anderson was diagnosed with stage IV Osteosarcoma bone cancer.
    Feb. 5, 2017 - 9:48 pm
  • Downers Grove's Art Van Furniture now under new ownership

    DOWNERS GROVE – Art Van Furniture announced an agreement has been reached to sell the company to Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL), one of the world’s olde ...
    Feb. 5, 2017 - 10:27 pm
  • High school wrestling: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South among area schools ready for postseason push

    The end of the postseason road for high school wrestlers is the State Farm Center in Champaign for the state tournament from Feb. 16 to 18. Here’s the ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Bill proposes elimination of DuPage Election Commission pay

    State Reps. David Olsen, R-Downers Grove, and Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, have sponsored a bill that would amend the Election Code so that election commis ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove and Westmont for Feb. 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 8:26 am
  • Downers Grove police respond to report of gun shots at residence

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of gun shots at 7:58 p.m. Jan. 31 in the 4400 block of Oakwood Avenue.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 7:08 pm
  • Ellie Gross of Downers Grove North is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Cucinova

    Ellie GrossDowners Grove NorthBasketballFreshmanWhat she did: Gross scored a team-high 14 points on ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • High school basketball: Semaj Henderson, Eddie Boston help Downers Grove North get back on track

    DOWNERS GROVE – Maybe this was the turning point for Downers Grove North’s boys basketball team.Ther ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 7:30 am
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove South rises to occasion on Hall of Fame night

    DOWNERS GROVE – Elements past and present combined for a memorable night at Downers Grove South.The ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 9:00 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Final conference meet memorable for Downers Grove North's Nicolet Christensen, Becky Donnelly

    GLEN ELLYN – During four varsity seasons with the Downers Grove North girls gymnastics program, the rewards have been plenty for seniors Nicolet Chris ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 5:30 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Jan. 16-22

    Start off freshIf there is anything we an all agree upon it's that President Trump is going to be an ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 9:00 am