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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...
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
  • Schools will remain closed Tuesday

    Schools will remain closed Tuesday
    Public schools in Hinsdale, Elmhurst and Downers Grove will be closed again Tuesday because of the frigid cold. After-school activities and athletics also were canceled. Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills School District 181, Elmhurst Community Unit School...
  • Local Voices West: Jan. 23 edition

    Local Voices West: Jan. 23 edition
    Letters to the editor from Naperville, Glendale Heights, Sugar Grove, Glen Ellyn and Downers Grove from the Jan. 23 TribLocal print edition.  O'Hare neighbors I cannot generate much sympathy for those in Wood Dale, Bensenville and nearby suburbs...
  • 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...
  • Candidates for state House clash over arrest, 'threat'

     Candidates for state House clash over arrest, 'threat'
    A candidate for state representative issued a press release about a 23-year-old misdemeanor arrest, saying he believes his opponent threatened to make it public. Keith Matune, who is seeking the Republican nomination for a seat in the Illinois House,...
  • No. 10 Downers Grove North: Eyes on the surprise

    No. 10 Downers Grove North: Eyes on the surprise
    David Edwards didn't look like a quarterback during his youth football playing days. He was too big, literally, surpassing the maximum allowable weight at the position. "I was a right guard and a defensive end in grade school," Edwards said. "All my...
  • Man, 27, charged after mother fatally shot in church parking lot

     Man, 27, charged after mother fatally shot in church parking lot
    A 27-year-old Downers Grove man faces first-degree murder charges after his mother was fatally shot and found in the parking lot of a Burr Ridge church, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Michael Zaky Bassaly of Downers Grove is scheduled to...
  • Pedestrian dies in Downers Grove accident

    Pedestrian dies in Downers Grove accident
    A Bolingbrook man died late Saturday night after he was hit by a car in west suburban Downers Grove, police said Sunday. Stephan Szela, 60, was crossing the street at the 4200 block of Main Street around 9:15 p.m. when a vehicle driving south in the...
  • Downers Grove area police blotter: Jan. 21

    Downers Grove area police blotter: Jan. 21
    The following items were taken from police reports: Downers Grove Batteries, a set of tools and gasoline were stolen from a truck between Jan. 12 and 13 parked in the lot of Extended Stay at 3150 Finley Road. Several batteries were stolen from...
  • 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...