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Downers Grove

Downers Grove
Nearly 25 miles from Chicago, Downers Grove is on or near four major highways (Interstate Highways 88, 355, 55 and 294) and offers easy access to Chicago from its three commuter rail stations. It is headquarters for baker Sara Lee Corp. and freight transportation company Hub Group Inc. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is the only level one trauma center in DuPage County. Read more about Downers Grove, IL

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Nearly 25 miles from Chicago, Downers Grove is on or near four major highways (Interstate Highways 88, 355, 55 and 294) and offers easy access to Chicago from its three commuter rail stations. It is headquarters for baker Sara Lee Corp. and freight transportation company Hub Group Inc. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is the only level one trauma center in DuPage County. Read more about Downers Grove, IL

Find community news and events at TribLocal Downers Grove.
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  • 'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says

     'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says
    About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
  • Baseball | Hounds offer college-bound players experience, mentoring

    Baseball | Hounds offer college-bound players experience, mentoring
    Less than two months ago, Naperville residents Tyler Hasper, Nick McKinney and Danny Riley were playing baseball for their high school teams, but after graduating and before college this fall, they're members of the DuPage Hounds. "It's been great,"...
  • 2013-14 Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team

    2013-14 Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team
    For 24 years, the Tribune has capped each high school sports year by honoring a group of students whose excellence extends to both the classroom and fields of play. The 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete Team represents the best in academics and athletics the...
  • Joseph Barillari, film teacher and reviewer, dies at 74

     Joseph Barillari, film teacher and reviewer, dies at 74
    Retired College of DuPage administrator Joseph Barillari loved movies and shared his knowledge of film in reviews broadcast on the Glen Ellyn school's radio station, WDCB-FM 90.9. He initially reviewed movies on the public radio station with fellow...
  • Midwestern University expanding Downers Grove campus

     Midwestern University expanding Downers Grove campus
    Midwestern University will add a new office and classroom building and an apartment building to its Downers Grove campus. Downers Grove Village Council members voted unanimously this week to allow the two new structures at the 105-acre campus at 555...
  • Downers Grove Walgreens seeks 24-hour drive-through window

     Downers Grove Walgreens seeks 24-hour drive-through window
    Owners of a Downers Grove Walgreens received preliminary approval to keep its drive-through pharmacy window open for 24 hours. Members of the village plan commission unanimously approved the application for the store at 1000 Ogden Avenue Monday. The...
  • Downers Grove high school workers will get pay raises

     Downers Grove high school workers will get pay raises
    Nurses, teacher's aides and other Downers Grove high school staff members will get pay bumps for the next three years under a new contract finalized with the district. The Community High School District 99 school board unanimously approved the agreement...
  • Downers Grove training puts first responders inside school shooting scenario

    Downers Grove training puts first responders inside school shooting scenario
    An actor carrying a black backpack strode toward the entrance of the Alumni Hall on the Downers Grove Midwestern University campus at 8:30 a.m. Friday. He stopped and yelled at a man passing by, pulled out a blue, fake pistol and fired. Snap. The man...
  • Police, fire departments stage school shooting drill

    Police, fire departments stage school shooting drill
    Downers Grove police and fire departments are doing training Friday morning to simulate scenarios that involve an active shooter in a school. The two departments are conducting the training exercises at Midwestern University throughout the morning, in...
  • Downers Grove begins stocking up on road salt

    Downers Grove begins stocking up on road salt
    Downers Grove officials have begun lining up an extra supply of road salt to make sure the village has enough to get through another tough winter season. Village council members unanimously approved a proposal Tuesday night to buy at least 1,600 tons of...
  • Downers Grove South graduate honored

     Downers Grove South graduate honored
    Downers Grove South graduate Nick Tenerelli was named outstanding defensive player by the baseball coaches at Augustana University. Tenerelli, made only two errors on 266 chances as a catcher, good for a fielding percentage of .993. Tenerelli also...