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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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  • Downers Grove OKs Fresh Thyme grocery for Ogden

    Downers Grove OKs Fresh Thyme grocery for Ogden
    Downers Grove officials approved a proposal to build a large grocery store along Ogden Avenue Council members voted May 13 in favor of bringing a 29,000-square-foot Fresh Thyme Farmers Market to 321 Ogden Avenue, a sprawling, crumbling lot that sits...
  • Downers Grove's Rone making a mark at North Central

    Jake Rone, who prepped at Downers Grove South and played at the College of DuPage, is on the North Central College baseball roster this season as an outfielder and pitcher. The junior is hitting .318 with 17 RBI in 33 games. He had a 5-for-6 game...
  • 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...
  • Downers Grove man gets 10 years for burglary

    Downers Grove man gets 10 years for burglary
    A Downers Grove man charged in a rash of car burglaries in the Denburn Woods subdivision in 2011 was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Downers Grove Police said. Andrew J. Walczak, 22, recently pleaded guilty to one count of residential burglary before...
  • 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 school board criticizes village over sign issue

    Downers Grove school board criticizes village over sign issue
    Angry and frustrated Downers Grove school board members are accusing village officials of stymieing their efforts to install electronic signs at both high schools. Community High School District 99 board members lashed out after Supt. Mark McDonald said...
  • Downers Grove, Woodridge, Westmont police blotter: April 1

    Downers Grove, Woodridge, Westmont police blotter: April 1
    The following items were taken from police reports: Downers Grove •A 42-year-old Wheaton man was arrested March 20 for stealing a $400 kitchen appliance from Kohl's on Finley Road. •A 43-year-old Manhattan woman was arrested March 23 for...
  • 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 reviewing Chromebook program

    Downers Grove high schools reviewing Chromebook program
    Downers Grove high schools are test-driving a strategy to equip all students with individual devices. Community High School District 99 is completing a pilot program in which 200 students received their own Google Chromebooks and were allowed to use them...
  • 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...
  • Local Voices West: April 10 edition

    Local Voices West: April 10 edition
    Letters to the editor from Woodridge, Downers Grove, Carol Stream, Batavia, Western Springs and Lisle. Suburban wildlife This is in response to "Downers Grove: Neighbors should have say on backyard chickens" (News, March 21). While health issues...