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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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  • 2 Downers Grove North athletes honored

    Two of the 26 athletes honored by the Illinois High School Association April 21 in Bloomington for making the All-State Academic team hailed from Downers Grove North High School — cross country and track stars Zachary Smith and Stephanie Urbancik....
  • Downers Grove school band picked for state contest

     Downers Grove school band picked for state contest
    A stream of hyper teenagers bounded into Tom Tedeschi's band room at Lakeview Junior High School in Downers Grove for daily rehearsal. The room soon filled with the combating sounds of trumpets, trombones, percussion and woodwinds warming up. Then a...
  • Downers Grove North: Softball player honored

    Downers Grove North's softball team got good news and bad news on a day last week. In the afternoon on Thursday, pitcher Dale Ryndak was announced as the Gatorade Illinois Softball Player of the Year. But disappointment came a few hours later when the...
  • 3 Downers Grove men charged with armed robbery

    3 Downers Grove men charged with armed robbery
    Three Downers Grove men are facing felony charges after a woman was robbed of her cellphone at gunpoint over the weekend, officials said Wednesday. Jamarrion King, 17, Devonte Miles, 18, and Tallen Patrick Casey, 20, were all charged with armed...
  • Downers Grove science teacher wins Golden Apple Award

     Downers Grove science teacher wins Golden Apple Award
    Downers Grove teacher Meg Van Dyke has a mission to get kids passionate about science. So much so that when she was diagnosed with early-stage ovarian cancer late last year, the O'Neill Middle School teacher saw a learning opportunity for her seventh-...
  • Downers Grove high schools ban e-cigarettes, adjust other policies

    Downers Grove high schools ban e-cigarettes, adjust other policies
    E-cigarettes now are banned in Downers Grove District 99 high schools. The previous rule prohibited smoking and the use of tobacco on school grounds and at any school-sponsored events or activities. The ban comes as school districts statewide have...
  • Downers Grove doctor charged with child porn

    Downers Grove doctor charged with child porn
    A Downers Grove physician has been charged with possessing and disseminating child pornography, DuPage County authorities said Friday. Edward J. McMenamin, 67, appeared in bond court Friday morning, and Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bail at $500,000,...
  • Boys tennis team finishes 4th at state

    Downers Grove South finished fourth in the Illinois High School Association State Tennis Tournament, which concluded over the weekend. The Mustangs rang up 28 points in the tournament and a nice chunk came from underclass singles players Tony Leto and...
  • Police reports: Selling without a permit, stolen tools

    Police reports: Selling without a permit, stolen tools
    The following items were taken from police reports in Downers Grove: A 43-year-old Downers Grove man was arrested May 5 for not paying a $67 cab fare and for drug possession. A 52-year-old Darien woman was arrested May 5 for using an invalid...
  • South sophomore takes 2nd place

    Downers Grove South sophomore Michaela Hackbarth took second place in the 800-meter run at the Class 3A Illinois High School Association State Track and Field Meet, which concluded over the weekend in Charleston, Ill. Hackbarth's time of 2:13.00 was...
  • Downers Grove District 58 OKs raises for retiring principals

    Downers Grove District 58 OKs raises for retiring principals
    Downers Grove District 58 officials approved pay raises for three principals who will retire over the next three years. Highland Principal Judy Kmak, Hillcrest Principal Paula Thomas and Fairmount Principal Anthony Coglianese received new employment...