| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:19 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:42 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:08 PM
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-...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 3:48 PM
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....
| Oct 10, 2012
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,...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2012
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...