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  • High school football: Downers Grove North struggles against Oak Park-River Forest

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove North's offense struggled for the second straight game and the Trojans fell 26-0 against Oak Park-River Forest on Sept. ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Good Samaritan Hospital celebrating 40 years in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Downers Grove Oct. 11, according to a news release from the ho ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Skeleton Key Brewery brings good beer, education programs to Woodridge

    WOODRIDGEAnew brewery opening in Woodridge believes the key to success is brewing well-crafted, bala ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Lisle Barkapalooza celebrates canines, West Suburban Human Society

    Barkapalooza, the decades-old celebration of canines and the West Suburban Humane Society, promises to be a fun day of activities for all members of t ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for Sept. 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove and Westmont police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove South struggles against AT, but still eyeing conference title

    DOWNERS GROVE – The effort was there for Downers Grove South’s football team, especially in the second half, but the result was not.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 3:48 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove North has tough time with Glenbard West

    GLEN ELLYN – Even though there was a lot of game left to play, the first two series came to define the proceedings when Downers Grove North’s football ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 1:34 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Overtime strike lifts Morton against Downers Grove South in conference battle

    BERWYN – The typical fierce battle between Downers Grove South and Morton for West Suburban Gold boys soccer supremacy took a last-second turn on Tues ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Downers Grove District 99 passes balanced budget, plans to expand reserves

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove District 99 will operate under a balanced budget as officials hope to build up its scant reserves despite growing concer ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • League of Women Voters groups join forces to press candidates into forum participation

    Members of the League of Women Voters in DuPage, McHenry and Kane counties are uniting to assemble local politicians for a public forum before the Nov ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • Downers Grove North class of 1976 celebrates 40th reunion

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove North High School class of 1976 will celebrate its 40th class reunion during Homecoming Weekend on Sept. 23 and 24, ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • High school football: Glenbard West finds its footing, breezes by Downers Grove North

    GLEN ELLYN – Ryan Diver admitted it took some time for Glenbard West's offense to find its rhythm this season before it got on track.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:43 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South falls against Addison Trail

    DOWNERS GROVE – After a big win against rival Hinsdale South, Downers Grove South's football team suffered a setback against Addison Trail on Sept. 23 ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Former Rep. Sandack victim of international crime ring, engaged in 'inappropriate online conversations'

    DOWNERS GROVE – A former state representative says he was the victim of a crime ring from the Philippines focused on luring high profile individuals t ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • Downers Grove Chamber630 celebrates businesses with annual awards

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some of the best and brightest businesses in Downers Grove and Woodridge were honored with the annual Chamber630 awards during a cerem ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Valle: York Township here to serve residents

    Township government is the oldest form of government in our country; yet it is probably the one people are most unfamiliar with.
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove North sees progress vs. Hinsdale Central, hoping for more against Glenbard West

    DOWNERS GROVE – The final score was in favor of Hinsdale Central on Sept. 9, but Downers Grove North’s football team was pleased with its effort in a ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • West Suburban Symphony Orchestra opens 2016-17 season ticket sales

    HINSDALE – Season tickets for the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 concert series in Hinsdale and Naperville are now available, according to ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for Sept. 14

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove and Westmont police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Downers Grove's American Association of University Women to offer scholarships

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Area branch of the American Association of University Women is accepting applications for a variety of scholarships ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove North boys win cross country invite on state meet course

    PEORIA – Buoyed by five top-25 finishes, Downers Grove North’s boys cross country team won the First to the Finish invite hosted by Peoria Woodruff on ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • DuPage County Chairman Cronin proposes flat property taxes, $10.6M in reductions in 2017-18 budget

    WHEATON – Despite what he called a "disgraceful lag" on payments from the state and a second year without a budget in Springfield, DuPage County Board ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 7:24 am
  • High school football: Matt Greenwald, Downers Grove South grab back Rebel Cannon from Hinsdale South

    DARIEN – Downers Grove South quarterback Matt Greenwald played a forgettable first half Friday night.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • New Downers Grove private school giving opportunities to students with dyslexia

    DOWNERS GROVE –  A new school in Downers Grove is hoping to give promising students struggling with dyslexia a safe, supportive environment to learn h ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • Westmont Chamber of Commerce hosts inaugural fine arts festival

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau will host the first ever Westmont Fine Arts Showcase on Sept. 18, according to a news r ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Downers Grove Village Council welcomes pair of new members to fill vacancies

    DOWNERS GROVE – For the first time in weeks, the Downers Grove Village Council is finally at full force.
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • DuPage County Election Commission offering special assistance with voter registration

    Voters who are elderly or handicapped can receive special assistance in voter registration, according to a news release from the DuPage County Electio ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Luna Flooring Gallery opening in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – The Luna Flooring Gallery will open its sixth retail showroom in Oak Brook, according to a news release from the company.
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South takes back Rebel Cannon with win against Hinsdale South

    DARIEN – Downers Grove South quarterback Matt Greenwald played a forgettable first half Friday night.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Benioff : Event helps keep older adults safe on the road

    Older adults often notice subtle changes in their driving ability. This is natural because as we age, changes in our bodies may affect our driving ski ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Sharing Connections donates for Louisiana flood relief

    DOWNERS GROVE – Area nonprofit Sharing Connections is providing aid to victims of recent Louisiana floods, and is asking for additional help, accordin ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • DuPage Election Commission seeks election judges

    The DuPage Election Commission continues to seek election judges for the Nov. 8 election, according to a news release from the county.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival returns for 40th year

    DOWNERS GROVE – Decades of fine art tradition returns to the area Sept. 10 and 11 with the annual Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for Sept. 7

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove and Westmont police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Dean Netzel, Downers Grove South winners at boys golf invite

    At the Fenton invite at White Pines on Sept. 3, Dean Netzel carded a 4-under-par 66 to take first place as Downers Grove South’s boys golf team won wi ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South makes strides against Hinsdale Central

    DOWNERS GROVE – Nathan Galway and his Downers Grove South football teammates are 0-2 on the season.N ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 9:39 am
  • Downers Grove, Westmont rockers Close the Door win Illinois Teen Battle of the Bands

    DOWNERS GROVE – Three local teens took to the stage Aug. 20 and took home a big prize, winning the annual Illinois Teen Battle of the Bands competitio ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 7:48 am
  • Downers Grove American Legion Post 80 to hold Vet Expo and Blood Drive

    DOWNERS GROVE – Local veterans can enjoy free refreshments and information, as well as participate in a blood drive, at a special expo Sept. 10, accor ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Baked Apple Breakfast Co. cook up breakfast, lunch classics

    DOWNERS GROVE – One of the Downers Grove’s favorite spots for breakfast and lunch is a family affair.
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • High school football: Hinsdale Central pulls away from Downers Grove South in second half

    DOWNERS GROVE – Luke Skokna helped provide a quick start for Hinsdale Central's football team against Downers Grove South on Sept. 2.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • DuPage County, Downers Grove agencies practice train derailment exercises

    DOWNERS GROVE – The flashing lights and closed roads around the railroad tracks Aug. 31 in Downers Grove were all a part of a scheduled plan of action ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • High school boys soccer: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South ready to go this season

    The boys soccer season is in its early stages, and teams across the state are searching for trips to the state finals in late October (Class 1A) and e ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:28 pm
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for Aug. 31

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove and Westmont police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Special Education teacher Nicole Walus named new Downers Grove commissioner

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Village Council will finally be back at full strength come Sept. 6 after announcing the appointment of a local speci ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • High school football: Loss a learning experience for Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Like most of his teammates, Downers Grove North senior cornerback Jailyn Jacobs doesn’t have a lot of varsity experience.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • DuPage Health Department confirms 3 human cases of West Nile Virus

    The DuPage County Health Department has confirmed the first three cases of human West Nile Virus in 2016 from around the county, according to releases ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:22 am
  • Q&A: New District 99 Superintendent Hank Thiele talks start of school year

    DOWNERS GROVE – As the first day of school approaches, students get the chance to meet new friends, teachers and opportunities.
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:24 am
  • Downers Grove, DuPage County to host train derailment exercise

    DOWNERS GROVE – DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Downers Grove first responders and other public safety officials w ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 7:26 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South struggles against Homewood-Flossmoor

    FLOSSMOOR – For the second year in a row, Downers Grove South opened its football season with a lopsided loss against Homewood-Flossmoor, this time a ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove North falls against Lockport in season opener

    DOWNERS GROVE – Ben Davis completed 16-of-18 passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns to lead Lockport to a 20-9 victory over Downers Grove North at ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • DuPage County offering Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program relief

    DuPage County Community Services will begin accepting applications for the annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, according to a news relea ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Pinkney: Caregivers get Stress relief, support through Metropolitan DuPage’s senior services

    For those serving as caregivers for aging loved ones, the demands of meeting their needs can be exhausting.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Metra BNSF work to cause delays through Sept. 16 in Chicago area

    Riders along the BNSF line may experience minor delays the next three weeks as work begins to replace more than 10,000 ties along the route, according ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Downers Grove teen awarded for helping Caribbean children in need

    DOWNERS GROVE – A philanthropic seventh-grader was recently honored for her years of collecting books and school supplies for those in need.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:33 am
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