| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:52 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:23 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:46 AM
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-...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:33 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:32 PM
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...