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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...
  • High schools want electronic signs in Downers Grove

     High schools want electronic signs in Downers Grove
    Downers Grove high school officials are moving forward with plans to spruce up their campuses with electronic signs. The Community High School District 99 school board recently agreed to continue talks with the village for new signs at North and South...
  • 3 expelled from Downers Grove High School D99

    3 expelled from Downers Grove High School D99
    Downers Grove High School District 99 officials on Monday expelled three students for the rest of the school year and portions of next school year. School officials declined to say what led to the action and only identified the students by six-digit...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UConn Football: A Closer Look At The Incoming Class Of Huskies

    UConn Football: A Closer Look At The Incoming Class Of Huskies
    Capsule looks at the players in the incoming UConn football class. Text provided by UConn sports information: James Atkins, DL, 6-5, 250, Saugus, Mass./Blair Academy (N.J.): Played offensive and defensive line at Blair Academy (N.J.). ... Team went 6-...
  • Oberweis, who pushed to raise speed limit, has 11 speeding tickets

    Oberweis, who pushed to raise speed limit, has 11 speeding tickets
    U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, who cites his successful push to raise Illinois' speed limit as the top accomplishment of his first year as a state lawmaker, has been ticketed for speeding 11 times since 1988, according to public records. Two of the...
  • 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...