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Rotary Club cancels Rotary GroveFest 2020

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Rotary Club of Downers Grove announces that it has canceled the 2020 Rotary GroveFest. The annual event, which draws thousands of people and has raised money for various organizations in... — Updated 3/23/2020

 

Woodridge hosting specially called meeting on Friday, March 20 at 3 p.m.

The Village of Woodridge has scheduled a Specially Called Meeting of the Village Board on Friday, March 20 at 3 p.m. at village hall. The purpose of the meeting is to take action related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other... — Updated 3/19/2020

 

46 people at the DuPage County long-term care facility in Willowbrook test positive for COVID-19

A statement from the DuPage County Health Department with the latest COVID-19 information is below. We will contact you when more information becomes available. "As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all residents and staff at the... — Updated 3/18/2020

 
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DuPage County Awards $1 Million to Local Nonprofits

The DuPage County Board awarded a total of $1 million to 56 local nonprofits today through the DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund. The County Board created this fund to partner with local agencies that directly serve the... — Updated 7/14/2020

 

DuPage County Health Department reminds residents to pool safely this summer

Memorial Day weekend is here. Normally, this is the time of year when community and municipal pools open, however, COVID-19 restrictions are still in place which means a later than... — Updated 5/22/2020

 

The hunt is on – seven locations taking part in the "Beer Hunt"

Let the games begin. Seven of our local breweries and bottle shop want you to sign up to be a part of their Suburban Beer Hunt happening now. Skeleton Key Brewery (Woodridge) along... — Updated 5/22/2020

 

32 District 99 students earn National German Exam Recognition

District 99 students took the optional National German Exam in late 2019 and earned recognition for their performance. Fifteen students from North High and 17 students from South... — Updated 5/22/2020

 

K-9 Bella retires from DuPage County Sheriff's Office after nearly 12 years of service

One of the DuPage County Sheriff's Office's longest serving K-9 deputies turned in her badge Friday afternoon for a retirement life of belly rubs and uninterrupted sunbathing in... — Updated 4/25/2020

 

DuPage Children's Museum continues to serve children and families during closure

DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) values creativity, curiosity, community and collaboration. During the temporary closure, which has been extended through April 30, the DCM team is f... — Updated 4/16/2020

 

Dr. Kristin Tvrdik, Hinsdale Humane Society Medical Director, shares updates regarding pets

On Sunday, April 5, news was released that lions and tigers at the Bronx Zoo started showing respiratory signs, including a cough. The animals had been exposed to a zoo employee... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Downers Grove high schools provide PPE to local hospital

On Wednesday, March 25, District 99 donated a variety of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) supplies to Good Samaritan Hospital. The supplies were taken from reserves of the custod... — Updated 3/26/2020

 

Several Westmont restaurants open for take-out and delivery

RESTAURANTS (CUISINE) ​Amber Café (Contemporary American) CLOSED Temporarily B. Restaurant (American) CLOSED Temporarily Baisi Thai (Thai) OPEN, Take-out & Delivery (630-324-6753) 11AM - 9PM Big Suchir (Indian Grocery) OPEN,... — Updated 3/19/2020

 

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick suspends eviction due to COVID-19

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick announced Tuesday that all court-ordered evictions will be delayed for 30 days, effective immediately. The move came after Sheriff Mendrick learned of a resident who was being evicted from her... — Updated 3/17/2020

 

Tips for managing your anxiety about coronavirus

Everyone is talking about coronavirus (COVID-19) right now, and for good reason. The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a pandemic, and while 80% of cases are mild... — Updated 3/15/2020

 

DuPage County Sheriff Closes Correctional Center to Public, halts Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (SWAP)

In an effort to protect the general public, staff, as well as inmates at the DuPage County Correctional Center from the current COVID 19 pandemic, Sheriff James Mendrick has announced a series of changes implemented in both the... — Updated 3/13/2020

 

District 58 cancels events Thursday

In anticipation of guidance we expect to receive from the Health Department, and out of an abundance of caution, as of today, Thursday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m., District 58 will... — Updated 3/12/2020

 

Letters to district on Coronavirus from District 58

Dear Downers Grove Grade School District 58 Community, The health and safety of our students is our top priority, so we want to share with you information that the Illinois... — Updated 3/5/2020

 

Air Force Combat veterans would be honored under new bill

Recipients of the Air Force Combat Action Medal could be recognized on Illinois license plates under newly filed legislation. Senate Bill 2518 creates the Air Force Combat Action Medal license plate and allows the Secretary of... — Updated 3/5/2020

 

Community group opposes Woodridge development

On Saturday Feb. 29 a group of 26 members of Boundary Hill Estates meet to discuss the proposed plans by the Village of Woodridge to annex and rezone a 10-acre site on the south side of 75th Street and just east of Rt. 53 that... — Updated 2/29/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Ron Wilke gets appointed new Lisle Chief of Police

Ron Wilke has been in policing for 27 years, now, his hard work has paid off even more. Lisle Mayor Chris Pecak announced that Wilke, who is a 24-year employee of the Lisle Police D... — Updated 2/28/2020

 

Lisle PD arrests another with a stolen vehicle

Henry D. Lange (DOB 05/09/65), of the 4700 block of Winchester Avenue in Lisle, was arrested on February 19 after committing a string of criminal offenses. Shortly after 5 p.m., a... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

District 99 Foundation to host Pizza Wars fundraiser Feb. 27

From 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Downers Grove South High School cafeteria, the District 99 Education Foundation will host its seventh annual Pizza Wars fundraiser... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

DuPage News Briefs

Workshop and Public Comments: Village Board To Discuss Potential New Tax Revenues The Village is accepting public comment, both in person and via e-mail, related to a proposed ordinance change regarding an increase to revenue... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Masked robber investigation still going on after $700 in cash, 58 cellular devices stolen

Currently, an investigation is underway for a robbery that took place at 7:42 p.m. Jan. 23 at the T-Mobile store in Woodridge at 1001 75th street. The armed robbery that consisted o... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Downers Grove opens new Asian restaurant

A new restaurant and bar has been opened in the Downers Grove area this year for those that enjoy all types of Asian food. Wasabi Restaurant and Bar celebrated its opening with a... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

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