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  • Cockrell: Assessor's office helps with home improvements, property value

    Whether building a new home, putting on an addition or remodeling, feel free to call the Downers Grove Township Assessor’s Office for an estimate of t ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Downers Grove South grad wins national Afro-Academic music composition contest

    DOWNERS GROVE – Filmmaking, singing and musical performance – 2016 Downers Grove South High School graduate Gabrielle Henderson can do it all.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 7:19 am
  • Letter: Independent Maps is the only way to save Illinois

    To the Editor:Illinois government is broken. Career politicians go behind closed doors and rig elect ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Oak Brook readies for 54th annual Festival of Fine Art Aug. 20-21

    OAK BROOK – One of the area's oldest artistic traditions will return to Oakbrook Center on Aug. 20 and 21 with the annual Festival of Fine Art.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • I-88 and I-355 ramp in Downers Grove to close for weekend

    DOWNERS GROVE – The ramp carrying the westbound Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to the northbound Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) over Finley Road in ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for Aug. 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Walgreen's installs medication disposal kiosk

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Walgreen's on Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove is one of four in DuPage County to hold a new medication disposal kiosk, according to a ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Oak Trace driver's 'beautiful soul' a blessing for residents, staff

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some people love what they do for a job. Other people live for what they do.Al McNea ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • Top-7 ice cream spots in Westmont

    WESTMONT – With vacations ending, school just around the corner and days slowly shortening, there is one sure fire way to prolong the summer season, a ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • American Music Institute coming to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downtown Downers Grove will be a bit more musical Aug. 14 when the American Music Institute comes to First United Methodist Church.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade, former Bear Charles Tillman host sports camp in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade and former Bears corner Charles Tillman recently held a sports camp alongside Chicago Sky player Cappi ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for Aug. 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 2:11 pm
  • Rep. Peter Roskam holds roundtable with manufacturers at DuPage County Airport Flight Center

    U.S. Congressman Peter Roskam and local manufacturers recently met to talk about the future of the industry and the needs of those in the 6th Congress ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Highland Avenue bridge near Downers Grove to reopen

    The Highland Avenue bridge over Route 56 will reopen Aug. 10 after more than one month of construction, according to a news release from DuPage County ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 7:48 am
  • Downers Grove's First Christian Church hosts back-to-school fair for kids in need

    DOWNERS GROVE – For many children in need, the start of a school year can be a time of stress instead of a celebration and excitement.
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Letter: DuPage residents heading to Green Party convention

    To the Editor:Steve Alesch of Warrenville and Bob Mueller of Westmont are Jill Stein delegates to th ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • New Downers Grove Rep. David Olsen serves final night on village council

    DOWNERS GROVE – One of the Downers Grove Village Council's most visible members participated in his last meeting at the position Aug. 2 before being s ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • Westmont Fire Department invites public to Kids Burn Camp charity event

    The Westmont Fire Department will host the Kids Burn Camp: I AM ME charity event Aug. 6 at Ty Warner Park in Westmont, according to a news release fro ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Valle: York Township still offers great senior services

    Forty years ago this month the York Township Senior Center held its first outing.On Aug. 4, 1976, th ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Downers Grove fitness family opens area’s first SPENGA location

    DOWNERS GROVE – A local couple with years of fitness experience under their belt has opened up a new, diverse fitness business in their hometown.
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • David Olsen replaces Sandack, says he looks forward to facing Springfield challenges

    DOWNERS GROVE – A lifelong Downers Grove resident says he's looking forward to the challenge of being a part of the Springfield legislature, despite i ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 7:21 am
  • Westmont Sushi House: A world of choices and sushi

    Don’t judge a book by its cover…or in this case – its name! From the sign above the front door, it is not hard to guess what lies inside at the Sushi ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 7:26 am
  • Warrenville's Blackwell Forest Preserve to host archery open house

    WARRENVILLE – The Blackwell Forest Preserve will host a free archery open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6, according to a news release from the Fo ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 18-24

    Solve student loan problems nowConcerning our student loan problem in this country, something needs ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Hoornaert Smith: Start back-to-school season with Westmont Public Library card

    As summer winds down, students prepare to go back to school.September is the beginning of an excitin ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Downers Grove's Adventure Realm to host Harry Potter birthday party

    DOWNERS GROVE – Local medieval event space Adventure Realm will host a special birthday party for fictional wizard Harry Potter on July 31, according ...
    July 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • DuPage Chief Judge accepting applications to fill associate judge vacancy

    Local attorneys can now apply to fill a vacancy for the office of associate judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County, according to a ...
    July 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Thursday Women's golf League celebrates member's 90th birthday

    DOWNERS GROVE – If you’re out hitting the links of the Downers Grove Golf Course early on Thursday mornings, don’t be surprised if you get shown up by ...
    July 29, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school football: Summer camps a key time as teams prepare for season

    Friday, Aug. 26, will be the first time most fans get a look at the high school football teams they root for.
    July 27, 2016 - 12:48 pm
  • Downers Grove police release heavily redacted report on Ron Sandack investigation

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Police Department responded July 27 to Suburban Life's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on the investigatio ...
    July 28, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • DuPage, Will GOPs accepting applicants for Ron Sandack's seat

    The chairmen of the DuPage County and Will County GOP organizations are accepting applications to fill the now-empty Illinois House of Representative ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for July 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Downers Grove police investigating Ron Sandack case

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove police have confirmed there is a current investigation in which former Ill. State Rep. Ron Sandack is a potential victim ...
    July 27, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • 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
  • 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
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