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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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  • Rutherford's governor run years in the making

     Rutherford's governor run years in the making
    Standing amid a few dozen supporters inside an Italian restaurant in Downers Grove on a recent Thursday night, Dan Rutherford drew an analogy to explain the setbacks in his bid for governor. "Do you all know what a manatee is?" asked Rutherford, an avid...
  • 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...
  • Downers Grove, Woodridge, Westmont police blotter: April 8

    Downers Grove, Woodridge, Westmont police blotter: April 8
    The following items were taken from police reports: Downers Grove •Two car windows were smashed in the lot of Allure Motors on Ogden Avenue sometime March 28-29, causing $3,000 worth of damage. •A 22-year-old Lombard woman was arrested...
  • 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...
  • 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 adopts rules to reduce radon

    Downers Grove adopts rules to reduce radon
    Downers Grove is updating its building code to include new state rules aimed at reducing radon in new construction. The Village Council recently approved a mandate that all new residences in town must be built with "passive radon resistant construction,...
  • Downers Grove teacher a finalist for Golden Apple Award

     Downers Grove teacher a finalist for Golden Apple Award
    A Downers Grove seventh-grade teacher has been named a finalist for this year's Golden Apple Award. Meg Van Dyke, a science teacher at O'Neill Middle School, recently was listed as one of the 32 finalists for the award. Nearly 900 teachers from Cook and...
  • Downers Grove high schools may change policy for e-cigarettes

    Downers Grove high schools may change policy for e-cigarettes
    Downers Grove's high school district soon may adjust school policies to include rules on electronic cigarettes. Community High School District 99 does not explicitly ban e-cigarettes, according to spokeswoman Jill Browning. The current policy bans...
  • 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...