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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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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 1 hurt when hit by Metra train in Downers Grove

    1 hurt when hit by Metra train in Downers Grove
    A Metra train hit a pedestrian, injuring the person, in Downers Grove this evening, authorities said. The person was struck by inbound train No 1288 on the BNSF line about 5:45 p.m. near the Main Street station in Downers Grove, said Meg Reile, a...
  • DuPage investigates 4 E. coli cases, closes restaurant

    DuPage investigates 4 E. coli cases, closes restaurant
    The DuPage County Health Department closed a Lombard restaurant in connection with the investigation into four confirmed cases of E. coli in people admitted to a county hospital this week, officials said today. Jason Gerwig, a public information officer...
  • Republican challenger to Durbin emerges

    Republican challenger to Durbin emerges
    A Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin emerged Monday as a political newcomer and suburban business executive with a military background announced he’ll seek the GOP nomination next year. Doug Truax, managing partner and co-...
  • 1 dead after I-55 crash in Plainfield

    1 dead after I-55 crash in Plainfield
    One Joliet man died after his car went out of control, hit a median and was struck by another car and a tractor-trailer truck, on Interstate 55 near Plainfield early this morning, according to the Illinois State Police. The crash happened about 1:30 a....
  • Hospital staffing going under the knife

    Hospital staffing going under the knife
    For a generation, hospital and nursing jobs were considered some of the safest in the economy, recessionproof. Even during the latest downturn — the worst since the Great Depression — hospital employment remained relatively steady,...
  • 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...
  • Remarkable Woman: Tiffany Jones

     Remarkable Woman: Tiffany Jones
    There is no word for what Tiffany Jones has done over her last four summers. Literally, no word. Since 2009, Jones, a social worker at Goodwin Elementary School in Cicero, has spent five to eight weeks of her summer vacations in Ethiopia, helping care...