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  • Downers Grove Farmers Market draws shoppers despite hot, humid weather: 6 photos

    Heat and Humidity couldn't keep patrons away from the Downers Grove Farmers Market at the Main Street Train Station Saturday.
    UPDATED: July 26, 2016 - 2:29 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 11-17, 2016

    Stop over-mulching treesPeople of Western Spring, please stop over-mulching the poor trees. It’s hur ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • New Downers Grove Public Library executive director eager to learn about community

    DOWNERS GROVE – As the Downers Grove Public Library enters its 125th year in the community, it will do so under the leadership of a new executive dire ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau holding workshops on future of tourism

    The DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold three public input workshops to aid in the development of a strategic plan for the future of the l ...
    July 25, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Sandack Stunner: Ill. Rep. from Downers Grove resigns from Statehouse

    DOWNERS GROVE – State Rep. Ron Sandack abruptly resigned his Statehouse seat late July 24. Accordin ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Wheaton NHL player joins DuPage Animal Care and Control for Clear the Shelters event

    DuPage County Animal Care and Control will host a Clear the Shelters adoption event July 23 with the help of a Wheaton native turned NHL player, accor ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Downers Grove eases financial disclosure restrictions for village council candidates

    DOWNERS GROVE – Candidates who win a seat on the Downers Grove Village Council will no longer officially be discouraged to close their campaign accoun ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Happy hour might be coming to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Evenings in Downers Grove may get a little boozier should the Village Council lift the restrictions of its happy hour alcohol sale.
    July 22, 2016 - 6:07 pm
  • DuPage, Cook counties under excessive heat warning

    DuPage and Cook counties are among many under an excessive heat warning today, facing heat index values as high as 115 degrees, according to the Natio ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Summer season lays foundation for area teams

    Tipoff for the high school boys basketball season is still months away.  Preseason practices won’t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • DuPagePads receives DuPage Foundation grants

    Homeless nonprofit DuPagePads was one of 30 organizations that received grants June 22 during the DuPage Foundation's Spring Grant Awards Breakfast, a ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for July 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove and Westmont police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • DuPage Unity in Diversity Memorial celebrates lives of slain Dallas officers

    LISLE – People from all backgrounds and walks of life gathered July 16 to celebrate diversity and the five police officers who were killed in Dallas, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • Dwyane Wade, Charles Tillman to host camps at Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South will be the site of the two-day Dwyane Wade and Charles "Peanut" Tillman Sports Academy camps on July 29 and 30.
    July 20, 2016 - 7:21 am
  • Fastsigns of Downers Grove opened by local couple

    DOWNERS GROVE – A local couple has opened a Downers Grove branch of the sign and visual graphics business, Fastsigns, according to a news release from ...
    July 19, 2016 - 8:08 pm
  • DuPage County elections: One Democrat stays, one leaves ballot after challenge

    One local Democrat was recently kicked off the November ballot while another stood up to a challenge in front of the DuPage County Election Commission ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • Downers Grove's Center for Creative Arts Therapy searching for new home

    DOWNERS GROVE – For both art and healing, the right environment can do wonders.The Center for Creati ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Letter: Disappointed by many at Downers Grove parade

    To the Editor:The behavior by many of my fellow citizens attending the Independence Day Parade in Do ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • DuPage County State’s Attorney launches military option for first-time offenders

    WHEATON – A new DuPage County initiative offers non violent first time offenders an opportunity to serve in the military to keep a conviction from bei ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Downers Grove financial advisor named to Million Dollar Round Table

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove financial advisor has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table.
    July 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Downers Grove librarians give summer reading recommendations

    DOWNERS GROVE – For many, summer is the perfect opportunity to catch up on – or double down on – a big stack of books.
    July 18, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Downers Grove begins discussion on rezoning, but no big changes imminent

    DOWNERS GROVE – Weeks after approving a large apartment complex, the Downers Grove Village Board is looking at potential revamps for its downtown zoni ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Pictures of the week July 8-14: 5 photos

    Check out some of the best shots by our photographers this week. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • By the numbers: Downers Grove tax revenue increases

    DOWNERS GROVE – Although the state of Illinois continues to struggle to find an answer to its budgetary and revenue woes, the village of Downers Grove ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:18 am
  • High school baseball: Downers Grove South's Danny Oriente a 'special' baseball talent, all-area team MVP

    DOWNERS GROVE – Speak softly and carry a big stick was the foreign policy ideology of President Theodore Roosevelt.
    July 15, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for July 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 ...
    July 13, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Downers Grove designer talks "House Hunters Renovation" appearance

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some residents – particularly those who may have recently redone a room in their homes – may have recognized a familiar face on their ...
    July 14, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • DuPage County board, sheriff begin FY2017 budget talks 1 year after public fight

    The DuPage County board and Sheriff have begun their annual budget talks, and both sides are hoping it goes smoother than last year.
    July 14, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve to host Special Needs Adventure Day

    WARRENVILLE – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will lead Special Needs Adventure Day on July 15.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Downers Grove approves food truck pilot program

    DOWNERS GROVE – Village diners will soon see some new, more mobile options when looking for a bite to eat.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Alter Brewing Company hosting Hops for Humanity fundraiser July 11

    DOWNERS GROVE – Alter Brewing Company will hold a July 11 fundraiser for Elmhurst-based nonprofit Hops for Humanity on July 11, according to a news re ...
    July 8, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Lakeview Junior High student takes Lager Beer Riot history to national competition

    DOWNERS GROVE – History and culture can come from all sorts of places – including beer.Lakeview Juni ...
    July 10, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • DuPage County Stormwater Management releases residential flood-proofing guidebook

    DuPage County Stormwater Management has released a flood-proofing guidebook intended to help homeowners resolve common localized flooding issues, acco ...
    July 10, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Downers Grove Area FISH Food Pantry contemplating move, may leave Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – A longtime local food pantry is asking the community to help it find a new, more accommodating home – one it hopes continues to be in ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve photo contest kicks off July 10

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will begin its "Take 5 Photo Contest" July 10, according to a news release from the district.
    July 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school softball: Suburban Life softball teams, players among state's best

    The western suburbs of Chicago have always been home to some of the best softball players in the state, and the 2016 was no different.
    July 6, 2016 - 5:13 pm
  • Downers Grove natives find success with Chicago Combs

    DOWNERS GROVE – A pair of locals have found success by helping people keep their hair coiffed with products made in the U.S.
    July 11, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Morton Arboretum launches 5-year, $63 million capital campaign

    The Morton Arboretum has launched a five-year, $63-million capital improvement campaign aimed at expanding its work and improving core facilities, acc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Downers Grove Village Board approves language for stormwater fee referendum

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Village Council took another step toward answering its $3.9 million stormwater question.
    July 6, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for July 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 ...
    July 6, 2016 - 9:40 am
  • Attorney General: beware of scammers preying on storm-damaged homes, businesses

    ELMHURST – After severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on June 22, Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned residents in impacted areas to be alert for scamm ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Downers Grove South's Caroline Hedgcock caps stellar career with best season yet

    DOWNERS GROVE – On the softball diamond, Caroline Hedgcock throws hard and she hits hard. Off the f ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Lombard Highland Avenue bridge closes for construction

    LOMBARD – The Highland Avenue bridge over Butterfield Road in Lombard will close July 6 and will not reopen until mid-August, according to DuPage Coun ...
    July 6, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Downers Grove South football golf outing on July 22

    WOODRIDGE – The Downers Grove South football program will hold its alumni golf outing at 1 p.m. on July 22 at the Village Greens of Woodridge.
    July 5, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Pinkney: Addison Children’s Center Addressing Early Learning Needs

    Meeting and anticipating residents’ needs is essential for communities to prosper. Some of Addison’s youngest residents are being prepared for success ...
    July 5, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Body found in Downers Grove pond morning of July 4

    DOWNERS GROVE – The body of what appeared to be an elderly man was pulled from a Downers Grove pond early July 4, according to a news release from the ...
    July 6, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • Food trucks could be coming to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove foodies may have new options when grabbing grub, as the Village Council is considering a resolution allowing a food truc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • DuPage Election Commission recruiting judges for November election

    The DuPage Election Commission is recruiting judges to work the Nov. 8 General Election, according to a news release from the county.
    July 5, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Downers Grove Boy Scout groups to collect for vets during July 4 parade

    DOWNERS GROVE – While some participants in the Downers Grove Fourth of July parade will be giving away items, two Boy Scout troops actually will be ta ...
    July 1, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Celebrity Dance Studio of Downers Grove wins at Lisle competition

    DOWNERS GROVE – Celebrity Dance Studio of Downers Grove brought home honors from the Crystal Ball Dancesport Competition hosted June 9 to 11 in Lisle.
    July 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Controversial Downers Grove apartment, retail development nears approval

    DOWNERS GROVE – A large, controversial apartment and retail development on a long-vacant downtown lot may be moving forward, despite protests from nei ...
    July 1, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • DuPage, Cook County begin Fourth of July festivities

    A roundup of some of the best of what’s on tap for Independence Day celebrations all week will steer fireworks fans to multiple nighttime displays and ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:18 am
  • Local officials react to state budget deal

    After Illinois legislators approved a partial spending deal June 30 to allow schools stay open for the next year, local lawmakers shared their thought ...
    July 1, 2016 - 4:12 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Suburban Life all-area MVP Brittany Paganucci leads Glenbard East to the next level

    Brittany Paganucci has lived up to the number on her back. The Glenbard East forward was a transfor ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Video: Rep. Ron Sandack appears on 'Daily Show'

    Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, appeared on the June 28 episode of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" during a segment about the Il ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for June 29

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    June 29, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Accomplished Advocate Good Samaritan nurse executive to retire

    DOWNERS GROVE – People find their calling in a variety of ways.For Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County passes 2016-17 budget

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County approved a new budget featuring a decrease in spending and a number of initiatives for the 2016-17 fisca ...
    June 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Valle: Protocol determines U.S. flag etiquette

    In honor of our recent observation of Flag Day and of Independence Day on July 4, I would like to share with you some facts about our nation's flag.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Emerson, Thoreau play to traverse Morton Arboretum

    LISLE – The Morton Arboretum’s woodlands and tree-lined clearings will set the scene for the acclaimed outdoor walking play, “Nature.”
    June 28, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Jeff Jendryk, Jacob Schmiegelt earn college volleyball postseason accolades from American Volleyball Coaches Association

    With the season over, several former standouts from high schools covered by Suburban Life Media earned men's volleyball postseason accolades at the co ...
    June 27, 2016 - 6:34 pm
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