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  • 3 to know: Downers Grove Village Council discusses budget, auto dealerships, construction

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Village Council took care of a few items the week of Thanksgiving, including approving some financial business.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • High school basketball: Numbers adding up to success for Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, other area teams

    The stats can say a lot about a basketball team or a specific player. Winning percentage, points per game, 3-point percentage and number of steals are ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 8:30 pm
  • Downers Grove North Marching Band delights at Disney World

    DOWNERS GROVE – Long hours of preparation paid off for the Downers Grove North High School Marching Band, when the young musicians were greeted with e ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove and Westmont for Nov. 30

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 1:47 pm
  • Downers Grove South presents WWII drama 'Front' on Dec. 2, 3

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South High School's theater department will present the World War II show "Front" at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 in the high sch ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 8:22 am
  • DuPage County nonprofits looking for support on Giving Tuesday

    After the business-focused days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, area nonprofits are hoping to see a surge of support during ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • Downers Grove Gingerbread Festival returns to start holiday season

    DOWNERS GROVE – Santa, festive cookies and sleigh rides will boost residents and businesses in the village’s downtown during the annual Gingerbread Fe ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Downers Grove businesses offer array of deals for Small Business Saturday

    DOWNERS GROVE – Businesses around the village's downtown area are offering the now-traditional deals to help bring in potential shoppers for Small Bus ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 1:31 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Nov. 14-20

    Didn’t show upTo all those people who are protesting in the streets over Trump’s victory, they are t ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove for Nov. 23

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Chaplin keeps seat on DuPage County Board

    It appears DuPage County Board incumbent Elizabeth Chaplin will keep her District 2 seat on the board after election officials on Nov. 22 finished cou ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Downers Grove North's Aument sisters, Downers Grove South relay earn all-state finishes

    EVANSTON – Downers Grove North had won seven state medals in diving before Emily and Elizabeth Aument arrived.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • High school football: 'Championship' defense not enough in Benet's season-ending loss

    LISLE – Benet football coach Pat New got all the effort he could have asked for.His defense left eve ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Downers Grove Village Council discusses $12.8M levy, rejected stormwater referendum

    DOWNERS GROVE – After Downers Grove residents made their opinions abundantly clear, the Village Council is moving forward on its annual levy without $ ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Nov. 7-13

    Hope for prosperityI wish to congratulate President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence on th ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Special Olympians recognized by SEASPAR

    A local special needs parks and recreation organization is commemorating some of its most accomplished athletes with a new Wall of Fame.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Police reports: Downers Grove and Westmont for Nov. 16

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove and Westmont police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Downers Grove's Caribbean Corner offers flavorful sandwich fix

    DOWNERS GROVE – As the winter months near, some may find themselves needing a bit of spice and citrus in their lives. To quell that desire, locals nee ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • High school softball: Downers Grove North's Zoe Varsbergs makes D-I dream come true

    DOWNERS GROVE – Just by signing her name, Zoe Varsbergs made a longtime dream come true.The Downers ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • High school girls swimming: State meet next for Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South

    ELMHURST – The most prolific divers in Downers Grove North history hope to save their biggest splash for last.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 9:30 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve to raise endangered dragonflies in Warrenville

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will be raising endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly larvae thanks to federal funding, according to a new ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Bonfield Express Foundation donates $13,000 to Downers Grove District 58

    ​DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove Grade School District 58 received $1,000 for each of its 13 schools from the Bonfield Express Foundation, according to ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Downers Grove Village Council moves forward with possible civic property development

    <div class='p_News_text'>DOWNERS GROVE – Although they expressed a range of enthusiasm for the poten ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for Nov. 9

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove and Westmont police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

    Compromise on state deficitI’m calling in regards to the current state deficit, which they estimate ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Downers Grove group hoping to raise awareness with landmarking tour and workshop

    DOWNERS GROVE – As the village continues to evolve and grow with new construction, remodels and residences, those interested in preservation can celeb ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Valle: November holidays a time for observance, giving thanks

    Every November my thoughts immediately go to Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, two American holidays that make us reflect on who we are as a nation and a ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • High school cross country: Alec Danner, Downers Grove North boys finish strong at state

    PEORIA – Alec Danner’s outstanding Downers Grove North cross country career came full circle Nov. 5.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 5:56 pm
  • Republicans grab complete hold of DuPage County Board

    Republican lawmakers now have complete control over the DuPage County Board after a full electoral sweep Nov. 8, according to unofficial results from ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • High school cross country: Young Downers Grove South girls notch best state finish

    PEORIA – Youth was no obstacle for Downers Grove South’s girls cross country team.With six underclas ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Rep. David Olsen edges out former Downers Grove Village Board colleague Greg Hosé

    Only a few months ago, David Olsen and Greg Hosé both served on the Downers Grove Village Council – the former a notable young Republican named to fil ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • Roskam wins re-election to Congress

    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, won re-election Nov. 8 to the 6th Congressional District of Illinois.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Downers Grove voters reject property tax stormwater referendum

    Downers Grove residents soundly rejected a change in policy for the way the village funds its stormwater programs, according to unofficial results fro ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • SmartAsset: DuPage County tops Illinois in Social Security payout, worth in 2016

    DuPage County is a pretty good place to work, live and retire, according to a study from financial education and advising firm SmartAsset.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Downers Grove District 99 sees 78 musicians make ILMEA All-District honors

    DOWNERS GROVE – Nearly 80 students across Community High School District 99 placed in the 2016 Illinois Music Education Association choir, jazz band a ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Attorney General: Village of Downers Grove violated FOIA in Ron Sandack report redactions

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove violated the Freedom of Information Act by improperly redacting and withholding information in a police r ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • Letter: Increase property taxes to help fund stormwater fee

    To the editor:Regarding the issue of the new stormwater tax, and how it will be presented to the peo ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Local woman organizes annual Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association fundraiser

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove resident is helping organize an annual Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association fundraiser that allows attendees to meet ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Palzet: How to balance a 21st century education

    Over the course of the past several months, a discussion about a revisioned school experience has been taking place with teachers, administrators, par ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • DuPage Basket Brigade looking to stock up on food, volunteers for holiday drive

    Although last year was a small affair with only a few baskets, Segatti believes this year he can drive enough participation to fill 100 baskets of hol ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Downers Grove child gets ultimate treehouse through Make-A-Wish

    DOWNERS GROVE – Although it isn’t equipped with a flamethrower or a cannon, Jacob Joyce’s new treehouse is every 6-year-old’s dream.
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Oct. 24-30

    Blagojevich a good manFree Rod Blagojevich now. I think that his trial was a shame. Look what happen ...
    Nov. 3, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school cross country: Downers Grove South girls, Downers Grove North boys emerge as sectional champions

    LOCKPORT – Downers Grove South’s girls cross country team thrives with youth around senior Katie Stapleton.
    Nov. 3, 2016 - 11:30 am
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