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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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  • 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...
  • Westmont man charged in beauty store robbery

    Westmont man charged in beauty store robbery
    Downers Grove Police arrested a Westmont man in connection with the robbery of a beauty supply store in February, police said Monday. DuPage County prosecutors charged Carlo M. Castelo of the 4000 block of Park Street, with armed robbery, Downers...
  • Downers Grove schools switch to new school bus company

    Downers Grove schools switch to new school bus company
    Downers Grove's public high school district is chucking its school bus provider after years of poor service, and its two feeder districts have followed suit. The Community High School District 99 school board recently approved a new three-year...
  • Police reports: Selling without a permit, stolen tools

    Police reports: Selling without a permit, stolen tools
    The following items were taken from police reports in Downers Grove: A 43-year-old Downers Grove man was arrested May 5 for not paying a $67 cab fare and for drug possession. A 52-year-old Darien woman was arrested May 5 for using an invalid...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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-...
  • 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 seeks to close intersection

     Downers Grove seeks to close intersection
    Downers Grove officials want DuPage County to close an intersection south of the village's downtown as part of the county's effort to revamp a large roadway. The village council recently approved a proposal to create a dead end at Webster Street on...