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  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove South girls win cross country regional

    DOWNERS GROVE – In a football season that had some ups and downs, Downers Grove North finished on a high note with three straight victories, the most ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 6:04 pm
  • Downtown Downers Grove businesses offering specials for Cubs World Series run

    DOWNERS GROVE – Businesses around the Downers Grove area are offering Chicago Cubs merchandise and World Series specials to celebrate the team's playo ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Regional win a 'game-changer' for Downers Grove South soccer

    DOWNERS GROVE – Winning a regional title in any high school sport is easier said than done. So when ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Downers Grove School District 99 requests public engagement ahead of facilities decisions

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove Community High School District 99 is one step closer to upgrading its facilities.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Hinsdale Central captures regional title with win against Downers Grove North

    HINSDALE– Downers Grove North has come a long way in the past year.But Hinsdale Central’s Ari Bourts ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Benet about to start postseason play

    The high school girls volleyball regular season is nearly over and teams are about to start postseason play with the goal of reaching the state finals ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove North caps season with win against Proviso West

    DOWNERS GROVE – In a football season that had some ups and downs, Downers Grove North finished on a high note with back-to-back victories, the most re ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • SEASPAR holds trivial challenge fundraiser at Downers Grove's American Legion Post 80

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Southeast Association for Special Parks And Recreation is hosting its fifth annual Trivia Challenge Fundraiser on Oct. 21, accordi ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Oct. 10-16

    Hillary Clinton and womenSpare us the hysterics about Mr. [Donald] Trump’s self-described “locker ro ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Downers Grove politicians Greg Hose, David Olsen discuss election campaigns

    DOWNERS GROVE – A few months ago, local politicians David Olsen and Greg Hosé sat across the dais from one another in the Downers Grove Village Counci ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 7:55 am
  • High school cross country: Alec Danner looks to guide Downers Grove North on road to state

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove North senior Alec Danner learned from the best.When Danner was a fresh ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • Forgotten Felines find love at new rescue facility In Westmont

    WESTMONT – Every year, hundreds of stray or abandoned cats undergo a transformation from being scared, hungry and homeless to being affectionate, heal ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • Letter: Join the fight to end Alzheimer’s

    To the editor: Recent decades have seen an extraordinary shift in our expectations when we are confr ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • New Metra BNSF schedule starts

    The BNSF Railway is now operating under a new schedule to better reflect actual operating conditions and to minimize customer wait times, according to ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Willowbrook tops Downers Grove South to lock up playoff spot

    DOWNERS GROVE – There will be no heartbreak for Willowbrook this time.One year after a Week 9 loss t ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:44 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Oct. 3-9

    Haunted house too noisyIt’s that time of year again, Halloween, and we live in Cicero. It’s wonderfu ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • High school boys soccer: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, other area teams set for playoffs

    The Class 2A and 3A boys soccer state champions will be crowned on Nov. 5, and several area teams have the date circled on their calendars. Here’s the ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • 5 things do do this weekend in DuPage County, Cook County

    GLASS PUMPKIN PATCHWhere: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, LisleWhen: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Rep. Peter Roskam will again miss League of Women Voters candidate forum

    Longtime U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam will likely miss another local League of Women Voters candidate forum, but he says he's looking forward "to continuing ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 1:35 pm
  • Alter Brewing Company hosts fall festival

    DOWNERS GROVE – What better way to celebrate the fall season than with an array of autumnal beer?Alt ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 7:46 am
  • League of Women Voters to hold candidate forum Oct. 16

    Local voters may get their only chance to see Republican and Democratic candidates in the same room before election day at the League of Women Voters' ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 7:43 am
  • Letter: 'Women Empowering Women' a worthwhile event

    To the editor: On Sept. 7, I had the pleasure of attending the “Women Empowering Women” event hosted ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove North tops Downers Grove South in 'pride game'

    DOWNERS GROVE – The crosstown football game between Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South was like a playoff game for both teams, only for diffe ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 5:42 pm
  • Westmont Junior High community rallies around principal who lost a daughter in DUI crash

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Junior High School community is rallying to support four of its own after tragedy struck over the weekend.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • High school golf: Downers Grove North's Aidan Lafferty books state tourney berth

    BRISTOL – Aidan Lafferty just missed out on making the boys golf state tournament in 2015.He was on ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Aurora man charged with DUI for crash that killed Westmont principal's daughter

    An Aurora man has been charged with seven felony charges after a collision claimed the life of of Westmont Junior High Principal John Jonak's 9-year-o ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Lisle man sentenced to 40 years in jail for sexual abuse of young girl

    A Lisle man has been sentenced to 40 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for sexually abusing a young girl, according to a news release fr ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 7:51 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove North wins crosstown clash against Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – No matter the circumstances, the crosstown football game between Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South is always a big one.
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • High school football: Crosstown game between Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South a chance for both to get on track

    DOWNERS GROVE – The results on the football field on both ends of Downers Grove haven't been ideal.N ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 3:47 pm
  • Woodridge man harvests great pumpkins

    WOODRIDGE – While driving around the residential streets of Woodridge, some locals may have seen several gigantic orange orbs taking over the backyard ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 7:22 am
  • Grove Foundation grants give funding, visibility for local organizations

    DOWNERS GROVE – Sometimes for local organizations, a little bit of help is enough to start something new.
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Sept. 26 - Oct. 2

    Need more office space?I was wondering if the village is going ahead with building a new Village Hal ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Danada Fall Festival returns Oct. 9 to Wheaton

    WHEATON – The Danada Equestrian Center will again hold its Danada Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9, according to a news release from the Fo ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Downers Grove South still putting it together

    DOWNERS GROVE – The volleyball season, like any high school sports season, is a learning process.Tea ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • Downers Grove South sousaphonist joins legacy of All-American musicians

    DOWNERS GROVE – In what’s becoming a near-annual tradition, a Downers Grove South High Schooler joined the ever-growing ranks of DGS students taking p ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Federal judge nixes Election Day polling place voter registration in Illinois

    A federal judge has decided there will be no polling-place registration this Election Day, ruling that a state law allowing it is unconstitutional.
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • Lengemann: Improve your physical and mental health with exercise

    Losing weight, building strong muscles and keeping a strong heart are common reasons to work out.But ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Downers Grove D-99 boasts higher ACT scores, AP and honors enrollment

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove School District 99 students are scoring better on the ACT and taking more honors and Advanced Placement classes than in ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 8:09 am
  • Mojo's East Coast Eats evolving as business, still dishing out Philly cheesesteaks

    DOWNERS GROVE – A local sandwich hot spot has become a popular destination for not only residents but also transplants looking for a taste of their Ea ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • Options for seniors growing in Woodridge

    WOODRIDGE – An assisted living facility is being constructed on the site of a former nightclub near the border of Downers Grove and Woodridge.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Sept. 19-25, 2016

    Jobs are out thereIn regard to the job market, almost every day I walk past local businesses that ar ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Downers Grove celebrates fall season with inaugural Harvest Festival

    DOWNERS GROVE – For residents who want to take advantage of as many outside fall opportunities before it turns to winter, the Downers Grove Park Distr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:25 pm
  • High school football: It's all in the family as Downers Grove North's Blake Davis is third generation to hit the gridiron

    DOWNERS GROVE – Most high school football players would be unable to pick their grandfather’s voice out of the cacophony of the crowd.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 6:30 am
  • High school boys soccer: Downers Grove South shows character against Morton

    BERWYN – In the upper echelon of Illinois high school soccer, a big September win is often just a prelude to future challenges.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Chamber630 debuts newly-named Gourmet on the Green food festival

    Residents can enjoy a sampling of some of their favorite local restaurants at the newly renamed Chamber630 Gourmet on the Green event.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • High school boys soccer: Downers Grove North sees positives in conference win against Oak Park-River Forest

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some things in life are worth repeating.Others aren’t.Downers Grove North began the ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 4:21 pm
  • Downers Grove voters must weigh stormwater, mosquito questions on November ballot

    DOWNERS GROVE – Political races often get the bulk of the attention during election years, but Downers Grove residents will be asked a pair of questio ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 7:43 am
  • Reader Poll

    What do you like best about the autumn season?
    Cooler temperatures
    Leaves changing
    Fall fashion
    Pumpkin-flavored drinks/food