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From the community

Favoring Lemon Tree a Bad Idea

The Village Council's recent decision to waive Lemon Tree's obligation to pay sales taxes for the next 8 years is not good for the community, … Read more ›

Emeritus English Professor David McGrath
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College of DuPage Races Backwards: Can Trustees Stop Runaway Train?

Last week I toured the newly built facilities at College of DuPage. They were beautiful. They cost $50 million. They were mostly empty. It was … Read more ›

Downers Grove Village Manager David Fieldman
From the community

Downers Grove Pay Raise Inequality?

Attend enough village and school board meetings, and you'll learn that most of the discussions our elected officials have boil down to determining the answer … Read more ›

From the community

Downers Grove Village to Hold Public Hearing on Municipal Aggregation

Downers Grove is holding its first public hearing regarding municipal aggregation at 7:00pm on Tuesday May 1st at Village Hall. Approved by referendum, a municipal … Read more ›

Momma Cuisine at WGN Midday News for the Lunchbreak segment.
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Momma Cuisine: Visiting WGN Midday News

Last Wednesday April 11, 2012, I was a guest on the WGN Midday News Lunchbreak segment with anchor Dina Biar, showcasing some of my Great … Read more ›

From the community

On progress or, some things never change

The other day I was talking with a friend and we were bemoaning, all these years later, the loss of Mochel's Hardware on Main Street … Read more ›

From the community

Another View: Sandack vs. Boyle

One of the benefits of covering local government for nearly a decade is the rather unique perspective one gains as a result. Lucky for me, … Read more › 1 comment

From the community

Lack of Transparency Highlights Need for Change

DG Watch Association Board unhappy with Council actions The village of Downers Grove has numerous boards and commissions. They greatly assist in helping run the … Read more ›

Congressional primary endorsements

6th District Rep. Peter Roskam got off relatively easy in the redistricting mess. He’s the only incumbent living in the solidly Republican 6th District. He … Read more ›

Endorsements for Illinois Senate

Dillard earns our endorsement in this Senate race because he gets results. Read more at the Chicago Tribune. Read more ›