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Downers Grove residents encouraged to help assemble care packages for US troops on June 18th

Congressional nominee Leslie Coolidge is encouraging volunteers from Downers Grove to join her in helping assemble care packages for American troops serving overseas during the … Read more ›

Protesters picket a proposed Walgreens location. Photo submitted by Michelle Schelli

Downers Grove sets date for Walgreens vote

The Downers Grove Village Council is expected to vote June 5 on whether plans for a Walgreens store on the south side of town should … Read more ›

Council grants tax break to downtown grocer

Lemon Tree Grocer in Downers Grove will receive a sales tax break from the village as a way to help the business which has struggled … Read more › 1 comment

Council ‘drama’ prompts mayor to take control of appointments

Months after the appointment of a volunteer to an advisory commission became a politically charged dispute,  Mayor Martin Tully said this week he will assume … Read more ›

The YMCA's farmers' market in Downers Grove is charged fees while others aren't. Submitted photo.

Legion gets a pass on fees for Memorial Day parade

The American Legion will not have to pay when Downers Grove employees work the Memorial Day parade, making the organization the second group to receive … Read more ›

Then Oberweis DuPage County Campaign Manager Rick Carney of Wheaton, left, introduces Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis, right, as he meets and greets the assembled guests at DuPage County Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner in 2003. (Tribune File Photo / April 30, 2012)

DuPage election commission chairman resigns

The chairman of the DuPage Election Commission has resigned in the wake of a report that criticized a broad range of practices at the bipartisan … Read more ›

Council approves borrowing $35 million for infrastructure upgrades

Downers Grove will borrow $35 million to make infrastructure improvements around the village, including highly anticipated road repairs, which members of the village council have … Read more ›

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / March 22, 2011)

DuPage Housing Authority on right path, consultant says

The DuPage Housing Authority is on a path toward getting its financial house in order after mismanaging more than $10 million in federal funding, but … Read more ›

Village manager gets $20,000 pay bump

Downers Grove’s village manager will receive a $20,000 pay bump, with a 10.3 percent raise and $5,000 bonus approved by the village council Tuesday night. … Read more › 1 comment

Downers Grove OKs stormwater fee opposed by businesses, non-profits

Property owners in Downers Grove will have to pay what could amount to hundreds or thousands of dollars more every year after the village council … Read more ›