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  • High school football: Joe Keys ready to lead Downers Grove North defense

    DOWNERS GROVE – The speedy Joe Keys begins his second year as starting free safety for Downers Grove North. He was a state qualifier in the 300-meter ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • REACH Food Pantry receives DuPage Foundation grant

    Local nonprofit REACH Food Pantry recently received a grant from the DuPage Foundation to support its mission of meeting the nutritional and social ne ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • London Strong: Downers Grove parents fight disease after infant daughter's death

    DOWNERS GROVE – A local couple is hoping to turn their personal tragedy into something positive.Thro ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Letter: Fair maps can help break down machine

    To the Editor:Illinois government needs serious repair. The Independent Map Amendment is a step in t ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • Downers Grove school districts 58 and 99: Top-4 issues to watch

    DOWNERS GROVE – As the new school year ramps up, districts 58 and 99 in Downers Grove have a few issues and new opportunities ahead of them.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 McN ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 9:46 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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