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Brian Slodysko

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Jim Goralewski holds the plaque commemorating his wife, Mary Ann, known as "The Diet Coke Lady."

‘Diet Coke lady’ honored for drive-through smiles

In the McDonald’s restaurant where she once worked, a plaque now hangs to honor Mary Ann Goralewski, the woman who became known in Downers Grove … Read more ›

Crime and police

$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 ›

Crime and police

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 ›

Crime and police

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 ›

Crime and police

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 ›

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  1. @dennisf I am working on a follow up story. Please email or call me. 312-532-6505 or bslodysko@tribune.com

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