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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 D58 may eliminate free busing

    Downers Grove D58 may eliminate free busing
    Downers Grove's elementary school district took another step closer to implementing a fee that would eliminate free busing. Grade School District 58 administrators have proposed a $25-per-family fee for riders living at least 1.5 miles away from their...
  • Recent decision to close is based on safety, school officials say

    Recent decision to close is based on safety, school officials say
    Below-zero temperatures and dangerously low wind chills again closed Downers Grove public schools Monday and Tuesday, marking four days of canceled classes in January and an uncertain end date for the 2013-14 school year. Officials at Community High...
  • Downers Grove schools mulling schedule changes

    Downers Grove schools mulling schedule changes
    Thanks to this year's extreme weather, Downers Grove's public school officials might have to do some shuffling of schedules. "We haven't finalized our end-of-the-year calendar yet, but our eighth-grade promotion ceremonies will need to be pushed back to...
  • Upgrades planned for Downers Grove high schools

    Upgrades planned for Downers Grove high schools
    Downers Grove's high school district is poised to make hundreds of thousands of dollars to in capital improvements at both high schools. Community High School District 99 board members recently approved four separate bids worth more than $316,000 to...
  • 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 D58 shifts money to cover bills

    Downers Grove D58 shifts money to cover bills
    Nearing the end of the school year, Downers Grove's elementary school district is essentially lending itself money to pay its bills until summer. Grade School District 58 school board members recently approved a measure to move $7.1 million of the...
  • Sandack claims victory in state House primary

    Sandack claims victory in state House primary
    Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove claimed victory in a heated state House contest in which only 153 votes separate the Republican opponents, according to unofficial tallies. Sandack squeaked past Downers Grove school board member Keith Matune in the...
  • 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...
  • Sandack, Matune use social media to campaign

    Sandack, Matune use social media to campaign
    Incumbent Ron Sandack and Downers Grove school board member Keith Matune are vying for the Republican nomination for the 81st Illinois House District, using social media to deliver their message to voters in the district that hits several suburbs in...
  • Downers Grove area police blotter: Jan. 28

    Downers Grove area police blotter: Jan. 28
    The following items were taken from police reports: Downers Grove A 22-year-old Riverdale woman was arrested Jan. 16 on battery charges after she threw a beverage at a clerk at the Red Roof Inn on Butterfield Road. A laptop computer valued at $1,500...
  • 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...