| Dec 27, 2013
From policy changes to new buildings around town, much is on tap for Downers Grove in the new year.
Tax deal to fill vacant 'Expo'
Downers Grove agreed to rebate sales taxes for 15 years to attract Art Van Furniture to the site of the shuttered Home...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Downers Grove's high school district authorized a second round of spending to overhaul a building that will be the new home for its post-graduate special needs program.
The District 99 school board approved another $147,000 to pay for asphalt paving,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Downers Grove high school administrators say they are implementing improvement plans to boost student achievement, a state requirement for schools that did not reach mandates in standardized testing this year.
The two Downers Grove-based High School...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:06 PM
After sudden and devastating tornadoes hit several towns outside of Chicago, Christie Benish of Downers Grove quickly rallied her Randall Park neighbors to help collect donations.
After just two hours on Friday afternoon, much of the block was covered...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:42 PM
A Metra train hit a pedestrian, injuring the person, in Downers Grove this evening, authorities said.
The person was struck by inbound train No 1288 on the BNSF line about 5:45 p.m. near the Main Street station in Downers Grove, said Meg Reile, a...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:40 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•An 18-year-old Chicago Ridge man was arrested Nov. 12 for drug possession and driving without a valid license.
•A garbage can was stolen from a home on the 3900 block of...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Several new classes in five departments could be added to Downers Grove's high schools in the 2014-2015 school year, including courses that are part of the district's ongoing implementation of more demanding state learning standards.
The Downers Grove-...
| Dec 12, 2013
Letters to the editor from Naperville, Lombard, Batavia, Aurora and La Grange Park.
This is in response to "Naperville train crash memorial in the works; Sculpture would be tribute to victims of 1946 tragedy" (News, Dec. 1). When I...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Downers Grove's District 99 school board is toying with the possibility of soliciting corporate sponsorships for its high schools as a way to boost district revenue and to defray student activity costs.
Many questions remain unanswered and details...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Downers Grove high school students logged some of their lowest scores in years in the most recent round of state testing, according to recently released data.
State report cards posted on the district's website shows that both schools improved reading...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Standardized test scores at Downers Grove's public elementary and middle schools dropped in 2013 after the state made the tests more difficult and raised the minimum requirements to pass.
The Illinois Standards Achievement Test results, publicly...