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District 99 and Village of Downers Grove to Host Pedestrian Safety Presentation

On Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m., a Pedestrian Safety Presentation will take place in the auditorium at Downers Grove North High School, located at 4436 Main Street in Downers Gro... — Updated 11/14/2019


North High's Jeff Grant finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Jeff Grant, Downers Grove North High science teacher, is one of three finalists in Illinois honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching... — Updated 11/14/2019


10 South High Student-Athletes Sign National Letter of Intent

On Nov. 13, South High School celebrated 10 student-athletes who plan to continue their sport at the collegiate level. Parents, grandparents, other family members, coaches, and the... — Updated 11/13/2019


News Briefs

Join The Discussion On The Proposed FY20 Budget The Proposed FY20 Budget will be reviewed and discussed over multiple meetings in an open, transparent and participative process. The budget aligns everyday operations and Village res... — Updated 11/13/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News 

Author presents wacky history of Bears & Cardinals

Like many things, the game of football has evolved and changed in so many ways. From the 1920s and 30s until present day, Author Joe Ziemba took those in attendance at the... — Updated 11/13/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News 

Rise & Fall of Berlin Wall presented at Downers Grove Library

Saturday, Nov. 9 marked the 30th anniversary of the infamous fall of the Berlin Wall. German historian and public speaker, Anette Isaacs, stopped by the Downers Grove Library to... — Updated 11/13/2019


Grant enables BenU to expand prevention of gender-based violence on campus

Over the last three years, Benedictine University has emerged as a leader in creating programs that seek to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and... — Updated 11/12/2019


District 99 girls lacrosse co-op begins first official season in Spring 2020

On June 17, 2019, the District 99 Board of Education unanimously approved the boys and girls lacrosse co-op as a funded sport beginning in the 2019-20 school year. "We're excited to... — Updated 11/12/2019


North High's Jeff Grant finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Jeff Grant, Downers Grove North High science teacher, is one of three finalists in Illinois honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching... — Updated 11/12/2019


American Board of Medical Specialties Chief Operating Officer, Laura Skarnulis among the Crain's Chicago Business 2019 Notable Women in Health Care

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the leading organization that oversees the standards for physician board certification in the United States has announced the... — Updated 11/11/2019


Sharing Connections announces new Chief Executive Officer, effective Nov. 15

The Board of Trustees of Sharing Connections furniture bank has announced the retirement of their Chief Executive Officer, Deb Rickert and the promotion of Ryan Varju to replace... — Updated 11/7/2019


Reps Wehrli, Grant, & Mazzochi hosting seminar to help local Governments and Non-Profits earn GATA Certification

State Representatives Grant Wehrli (R–Naperville), Amy Grant (R–Wheaton) and Deanne Mazzochi (R–Elmhurst) will co-host a Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA)... — Updated 11/6/2019


Westmont Briefs

Keeping Pets Safe In Cold Weather The Westmont Police Department would like to remind residents about pet safety in cold weather. Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept inside. Lo... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Victorian Blodgett House hosts annual 'Boo Fest' event

It would be hard to believe anyone predicted the amount of snowfall on Halloween. For the Victorian Blodgett House "Boo Fest" in Downers Grove, it was just what the doctor ordered.... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Sheriff's Office announces new Smartphone App

In 2019, it's hard to find someone not glued to his or her phone. In some cases it's good, and some are not so good. What the DuPage County Sheriff's Office is now doing, is good.... — Updated 11/6/2019


Mazzochi: Teens, Social Media, and Mental Health Panel

Westmont State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R–Elmhurst) invited district residents to learn about the links between social media and mental health for teens and young adults. T... — Updated 11/4/2019


Herrick invites community to "Freaky Friday: The Musical"

Herrick Middle School will present three performances of "Freaky Friday: The Musical" next month. The shows will take place Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30... — Updated 10/31/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Museums at Lisle Station Park host paranormal investigators

For those who do not require a lot of sleep or are fine with having nightmares, kudos. Some of those people were in attendance at the Museums at Lisle Station Park where paranormal... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Famous singer Maureen Christine stops at Woodridge Library for "Fabulous 40's and Nifty 50's" night

Some might call it the swing era or rhythmic jazz, but the 1940's-50's are universally known and recognized as one of the better music eras. That era was officially brought to... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Westmont hosts Pet Promenade & Party in the Park

For the eighth consecutive year, the annual Westmont Pet Parade was held at Ty Warner Park. This popular event that usually hosts more than a thousand spectators didn't see as many... — Updated 10/30/2019


State designates seven District 58 schools as "Exemplary" and six as "Commendable"

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released its 2019 Illinois Report Card on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at This annual report card highlights how well... — Updated 10/30/2019


Woodridge 83rd Street Bridge Construction Update

The Village of Woodridge and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) have jointly determined that there are material quality issues with the deck work that was recently... — Updated 10/25/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Orchestral students perform with famous musicians from New York

Districts 58 and 99 Orchestras had their Halloween treats delivered early last week. An experience of a lifetime came to Downers Grove North High School where the professional... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Brianna Richards presents Fright Fest makeup tutorial

Brianna Richards, Six Flags Fright Fest makeup artist in Gurnee, stopped by the Woodridge Library to present a fun and spooky show-and-tell tutorial. While providing a demo and... — Updated 10/16/2019


Chicago's first annual Grief and Healing Conference, the Renew Conference, Helps Those Struggling

Need help dealing with grief or challenging circumstances in your life? Feeling alone and desperate to feel better? Then you need to attend The Renew Conference, Chicago's 1st... — Updated 10/14/2019


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