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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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  • Secretary sentenced to 10 years for embezzling $500,000

    Secretary sentenced to 10 years for embezzling $500,000
    A woman with a history of theft – including using tape and a weighted string to fish cash out of a lock box-- was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for stealing more than $500,000 from a Downers Grove law firm where she worked as a secretary....
  • June 12: Focus on Family - Summer Family Fun in Chicago

    June 12: Focus on Family - Summer Family Fun in Chicago
    Summer Family Fun in Chicago Young Eagles Program – Free Airplane Rides for Kids  Young Eagles is a FREE program offered by the EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association is a community of enthusiasts who fly, build and restore recreational...
  • Downers Grove girl target of Internet sex stalking by Texas man, authorities say

    Downers Grove girl target of Internet sex stalking by Texas man, authorities say
    DuPage County has charged a Texas man with having sexually explicit conversations over the Internet with a 13-year-old girl from Downers Grove, authorities said today. Rudolph Figueroa, 45, of Corpus Christi, Texas, has been extradited to Illinois and is...
  • Texas man charged with internet sex stalking of Downers Grove teen

    Texas man charged with internet sex stalking of Downers Grove teen
    A Texas man is being charged in Du Page county for having sexual conversations online with a 13-year old girl from Downers Grove. Rudolph Figueroa, 45, of Corpus Christi, Texas, has been extradited to Illinois and is scheduled to appear Sunday in bond...
  • Legal secretary admits embezzling $550,000 from law firm

    Legal secretary admits embezzling $550,000 from law firm
    A legal secretary who, according to DuPage County prosecutors, used her law firm’s money “as her own personal ATM machine,” pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than a half-million dollars over a five-year period. While employed...
  • TribLocal guide to suburban farmers markets

    TribLocal guide to suburban farmers markets
    If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below? Check out the Illinois Department of...
  • Elder financial abuse in Illinois on rise

    Elder financial abuse in Illinois on rise
    Downers Grove retiree Robert Govenat was on the computer every day, watching prices of his stocks go down. It was November 2007, and a bear market was threatening. "He was about to have a nervous breakdown or a heart attack," recalls his wife, Jan, a...
  • Week 9 schedule: Oct. 15-22

    Week 9 schedule: Oct. 15-22
    Week 9 – Oct. 15-21 All games 7:30 unless noted. TUESDAY, OCT. 16 CHICAGO INTER-CITY 2 Bronzeville vs. Gage Park, 6 at Gately Hirsch vs. Dyett, 4 at Eckersall Urban Prep-West vs. Juarez, 6 at Hanson CHICAGO INTER-CITY 4 Johnson vs. Hawkins,...
  • First human West Nile virus case in DuPage County reported

    First human West Nile virus case in DuPage County reported
    A Downers Grove woman in her 50s has contracted the first reported human case of West Nile virus in DuPage County this year, the DuPage County Health Department announced today. Department spokesman David Hass said the county was notified Tuesday about...
  • 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....
  • Blues veterans to join in tribute

    Blues veterans to join in tribute
    Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...
  • Timeless 'Let's All Go to the Lobby' has deep local roots

    Timeless 'Let's All Go to the Lobby' has deep local roots
    It's one of the most iconic movies in American cinema history, despite its running time of less than one minute. In the film, four animated concession items — a candy bar, some popcorn, a box of candy and a soft drink — march up a movie...