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A Downers Grove officer ensures drivers are not on their cell phones in the Belmont Road construction zone.
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Take it Easy this Summer and Slow Down

Summertime means more kids out and about on bikes, roller blades, skateboards or walking. Motorists need to stay focused on their driving and be aware … Read more ›

ICE announces 44 arrests in Chicago-area operation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 44 people during a five-day operation this week targeting “egregious immigration law violators” in the Chicago area, officials … Read more ›

$1,000 in coins stolen, and more

The following items were taken from Downers Grove police reports on May 29. Stolen tennis ball collecting machines Eight mechanized devices used to collect stray … Read more ›

Vehicle burglaries reported near high school

Vehicle doors left unlocked overnight seemed to be a factor in a series of car prowls that occurred on the south side of Downers Grove … Read more ›

Police checkpoint to search for drunken drivers

Downers Grove police will be conducting a roadside checkpoint to crack down on drunken driving this Memorial Day weekend. At an undisclosed location Saturday,  between … Read more ›

Police: Man who stole chips turned himself in hoping for place to stay

A man accused of stealing a bag of chips from a Downers Grove convenience store reported himself to police and later told officers he stole … Read more ›

On March 12 a fire gutted an office building at 1121 Warren Ave. (TribLocal photo/Brian Slodysko)

Investigators can’t find cause of office fire

The cause of a March blaze that destroyed the office of state Sen. Ron Sandack and others cannot be determined, though arson has not been … Read more ›

Teen arrested for car burglary, flowers stolen, and more

The following items were taken from Downers Grove police reports on May 23. Man arrested, cited for scavenging A 28-year-old Chicago man was arrested and … Read more ›

Police: Mechanic hit former co-worker in face, handcuffed self to toolbox

An auto mechanic feuding with a former boss over money and tools was arrested after he handcuffed himself to a tool box following a scuffle … Read more ›

Police officers lined up to honor Richard Barth on Monday. (TribLocal photo/Brian Slodysko)

Police officer slain in 1974 remembered

A bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” while police officers in dress blues stood at attention honoring the only member of the Downers Grove police force to … Read more ›