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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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  • Police: Man slapped customer at tanning salon

    Police: Man slapped customer at tanning salon
    A 39-year-old Downers Grove man was arrested on battery charges after he was accused of getting into an argument with a tanning salon employee and slapping a customer who tried to intervene. The incident took place July 27 at the LA Tan in the 7300...
  • 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 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 art gallery moves to new location

     Downers Grove art gallery moves to new location
    A popular Downers Grove art gallery is starting another chapter in its new location in the downtown area. Gallery's Choice recently re-opened for business at 926 Warren Avenue, just east of the Tivoli Theater, after seven years in its previous...
  • 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,"...
  • Wolves' 17U team finishes 2nd in Chicago Challenge

    The Downers Grove-based 17U Illinois Wolves finished second in the Chicago Challenge, which drew 48 basketball teams from around the country and more than 200 college coaches to evaluate high school talent July 10-13. The Wolves were topped by...
  • Cross-town rivals to face each other Oct. 3

    The Illinois High School Association announced the football schedules for the 2014 season, and the showdown between Downers Grove North and South takes place Oct. 3 at North. North, which went 7-5 and made it to the Class 7A quarterfinals in 2013, opens...
  • Problem Solver: Hospital refund still a no-show 9 months later

    Problem Solver: Hospital refund still a no-show 9 months later
    When she went in for testing at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove on Sept. 6, Barbara Hattan was sure she would have nothing to pay. The Downers Grove resident had already reached her out-of-pocket maximum for the year, meaning her...