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  • McGuire: Family Shelter Service helps kids in need go back to school

    At Family Shelter Service, emergency shelter requests often rise in the summer. The main reason? Kids are out of school.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Downers Grove

    Thumbs up to Downers Grove South senior Elizabeth Kazmierczak for participating in a Earth Watch teen expedition in Belize this summer, getting a firs ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Fishel Park heats up with second annual Chilympics on Sept. 27

    The Downers Grove Park District is excited to host the Chilympics Chili Cook-off for its second year from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at Fishel Park in do ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Downers Grove

    Thumbs up to everyone who participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As of Friday, the outpouring of support from local residents and people all ov ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Schwartz: Golden times at Downers Grove South

    Civil rights, Vietnam and the Beatles dominated the headlines in 1964, and for approximately 600 teenagers in town, it was the first day of school at ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Roskam: Making college more affordable for everyone

    Summer has ended and that means it’s back to school time for families across the country.For those p ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Downers Grove

    Thumbs up to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for undertaking an energy efficiency improvement project. The hospital will recently re ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Crawford: A new beginning for local business

    I’m very proud to introduce to you, Chamber630.This new organization is the result of two great cham ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Cockrell: Downers Grove Township multiplier coming out in September

    In mid-September, the Downers Grove Township multiplier will be published, along with parcels having an assessment change for 2014.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Downers Grove

    Thumbs up to Lyman Woods for expanding its honeybee populations. A growing apiary managed by the Downers Grove Park District, five hives were built in ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Downers Grove

    Thumbs up to the Village of Downers Grove for taking the initiative and being prepared for the upcoming winter season. While nearly 200 Illinois munic ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Simler: DuPagePads 10th Annual Run 4 Home upcoming

    Join us on Sept. 6 for this CARA certified 5K and 10K run and 5K walk.Gather your friends, family an ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • Beckley: How has the park district shaped your story?

    With Downers Grove recently receiving the accolade of “#2 City in the Nation to Raise Kids” by livability.com, as well as the “8th friendliest town in ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down for Downers Grove

    Thumbs up to recent Downers Grove South High School Graduate Danny Spinuzza for organizing a weeklong youth basketball camp during the week of July 22 ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Roskam: Fighting human trafficking in the foster care system

    For too many children in the foster care system, their lives have been filled with instability, abuse, and neglect. Often these children are passed fr ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 4:03 pm
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