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Daily Herald
Glen Ellyn man dies after being found in Oak Brook pondbut found no one else, fire officials said. Martinez was taken in grave condit
Glen Ellyn man dies after being found in Oak Brook pond
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
but found no one else, fire officials said. Martinez was taken in grave condition to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. His broken down car, which had a couple of flat tires, was... Read more
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Daily Herald
Constable: Chess bonds players, 83 and 19a game of chess in six years," she says, "until Johnathan came along." A membe
Constable: Chess bonds players, 83 and 19
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
a game of chess in six years," she says, "until Johnathan came along." A member of the chess team when he was a student at Downers Grove North High School, Moore was working as a server in the Beacon Hill dining room when he met the woman he calls... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Geneva softball encounters 'tough combination' in regional final losspowerful style was Geneva’s Rachel Fanella, who aside from a tough second innin
Geneva softball encounters 'tough combination' in regional final loss
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
powerful style was Geneva’s Rachel Fanella, who aside from a tough second inning and a pair of late-game home runs kept Downers Grove North (24-5) off balance through the matchup. “We knew exactly the type of pitcher we were going to face,”... Read more
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My Suburban Life
Downers Grove approving new historic houses in communitylandmarking process was the public fight and eventual tearing down of the Edwar
Downers Grove approving new historic houses in community
My Suburban Life / Posted 3 days ago
landmarking process was the public fight and eventual tearing down of the Edwards House in June 2015. At the time, Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully called the demolition an unfortunate inevitability and wished for earlier and more extensive... Read more
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Lemont Reporter
High school sports roundup: Lemont's Chris Thompson eyes state track meet successto deal with while running track, but Thompson appears to be fully healthy now.
High school sports roundup: Lemont's Chris Thompson eyes state track meet success
Lemont Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
to deal with while running track, but Thompson appears to be fully healthy now. He won the 400-meter dash at the Class 3A Downers Grove North sectional May 20, and anchored freshman brother Michael Thompson and senior teammates Mike Prasauskas and... Read more
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Willowbrook Suburban Life
Run the Ridge 5K to fight childhood obesityeight-week programs for children between the ages of 8 and 14 who are strugglin
Run the Ridge 5K to fight childhood obesity
Willowbrook Suburban Life / Posted 3 days ago
eight-week programs for children between the ages of 8 and 14 who are struggling with unhealthy weight in the 85th percentile and above. It has locations in Burr Ridge, Downers Grove and other suburbs. Visit www.proactivekids.org/burr-ridge--il.h... Read more
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Oakbrook Suburban Life
Elmhurst's Hops for Humanity looks to extend charitable reachcharities. The organization wants to continue supporting the community, but mo
Elmhurst's Hops for Humanity looks to extend charitable reach
Oakbrook Suburban Life / Posted 3 days ago
charities. The organization wants to continue supporting the community, but more charities need to be nominated at the events. Only eight charities were nominated at the most recent event. The next event is July 11 at Alter Brewing in Downers Gro... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Lawsuit alleges Bears' practice field uses stolen techis used by a number of NFL teams. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in
Lawsuit alleges Bears' practice field uses stolen tech
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 4 days ago
is used by a number of NFL teams. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Wednesday, FieldTurf USA accuses Downers Grove-based UBU Sports of violating its patent when it installed an almost identical product at the Bears' practice... Read more
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Island Packet
Lawsuit alleges Bears' practice field uses stolen techis used by a number of NFL teams. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in
Lawsuit alleges Bears' practice field uses stolen tech
Island Packet / Posted 4 days ago
is used by a number of NFL teams. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Wednesday, FieldTurf USA accuses Downers Grove-based UBU Sports of violating its patent when it installed an almost identical product at the Bears' practice... Read more
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Oakbrook Suburban Life
High school sports roundup: Hinsdale Central relay wins at girls state track, shatters school recordnot make the finals. BOYS TRACK AND FIELD Hinsdale Central The Red Devils ha
High school sports roundup: Hinsdale Central relay wins at girls state track, shatters school record
Oakbrook Suburban Life / Posted 4 days ago
not make the finals. BOYS TRACK AND FIELD Hinsdale Central The Red Devils had three runner-up showings at the Class 3A Downers Grove North sectional May 20 and earned four state meet berths. Nathan Hill (1:58.75 in the 800-meter run), Blake... Read more
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Daily Herald
IDOT's new spending plan includes widening eastbound KennedyRoad in Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Arlington Heights. • Reconstruction on B
IDOT's new spending plan includes widening eastbound Kennedy
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Road in Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Arlington Heights. • Reconstruction on Butterfield Road from Route 53 to I-355 in Downers Grove. • Improvements on Barrington Road from Algonquin Road to Mundhank Road in South Barrington. Widening the... Read more
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My Suburban Life
Star Motor Sales wants to redevelop, but Downers Grove residents worried about test-driversThe Downers Grove Village Council heard representatives from Star Motor Sales g
Star Motor Sales wants to redevelop, but Downers Grove residents worried about test-drivers
My Suburban Life / Posted 4 days ago
The Downers Grove Village Council heard representatives from Star Motor Sales give their pitch for the new building at a May 17 meeting before listening to concerns from neighbors. The project calls for Star Motor Sales, 1723 Ogden Ave., to expand... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Bears' practice field uses stolen tech, lawsuit allegesof NFL teams including the Seattle Seahawks. In a lawsuit filed in federal cou
Chicago Bears' practice field uses stolen tech, lawsuit alleges
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
of NFL teams including the Seattle Seahawks. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago on Wednesday, it accuses Downers Grove-based UBU Sports of violating its patent when it installed an almost identical product at the Bears' practice... Read more
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Daily Herald
Car show calendarcar themes throughout the summer. Call Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at (
Car show calendar
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
car themes throughout the summer. Call Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at (847) 639-2800 or carygrovechamber.com. Downers Grove: Monday nights, Downers Sand Club Sports Bar & Grill, 1211 Butterfield Road, Suite B, 6-9 p.m., May 2 to Sept.... Read more
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Daily Herald
Elgin activist says lynching mural could open good dialoguesnap: As the scheduled adjournment of the Illinois General Assembly's spring se
Elgin activist says lynching mural could open good dialogue
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
snap: As the scheduled adjournment of the Illinois General Assembly's spring session approaches, state Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove took a deep breath and decided to physically rise above the budget impasse for a few minutes by climbing to the... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Representative Ron Sandack on today’s budget battle: “It was a complete mockery of democracy and good process and an abuse by the Democrats in charge of Springfield”PHOTO: Downers Grove Republican Rep. Ron Sandack. (WGN Radio) × State...
Representative Ron Sandack on today’s budget battle: “It was a complete mockery of democracy and good process and an abuse by the Democrats in charge of Springfield”
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
PHOTO: Downers Grove Republican Rep. Ron Sandack. (WGN Radio) × State... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan writing his own budget, defying governor$4 billion out of balance. Rauner vetoed all of it except the money for K-12 ed
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan writing his own budget, defying governor
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
$4 billion out of balance. Rauner vetoed all of it except the money for K-12 education. Deeper in debtRep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, noted that budget negotiators already had developed a framework for a balanced budget that included both tax... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Illinois House Democrats defy governor, push own budgetvery coordinated effort to derail the bipartisan, rank-and-file process, which
Illinois House Democrats defy governor, push own budget
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
very coordinated effort to derail the bipartisan, rank-and-file process, which is unfortunate," said Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove. Madigan spokesman Steve Brown said, though, that House Democrats would continue to participate in the... Read more
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My Suburban Life
Riverside and Brookfield for May 25Graffiti was reported at 12:19 p.m. April 22 on a garage in the 3700 block of M
Riverside and Brookfield for May 25
My Suburban Life / Posted 5 days ago
Graffiti was reported at 12:19 p.m. April 22 on a garage in the 3700 block of Morton Avenue. James J. Darlinger, 24, of Downers Grove, was cited at 9:16 p.m. April 21 with driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content of... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Some movement on budget in Springfieldvery coordinated effort to derail the bipartisan, rank-and-file process, which
Some movement on budget in Springfield
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
very coordinated effort to derail the bipartisan, rank-and-file process, which is unfortunate," said Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove. Madigan spokesman Steve Brown said, though, that House Democrats would continue to participate in the... Read more
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Oakbrook Suburban Life
Downers Grove FISH Food Pantry receives 25,000-pound donationHowever, after a massive donation two weeks ago, the Downers Grove FISH Food Pa
Downers Grove FISH Food Pantry receives 25,000-pound donation
Oakbrook Suburban Life / Posted 5 days ago
However, after a massive donation two weeks ago, the Downers Grove FISH Food Pantry may have come as close as it can get to that threshold. On May 14, the pantry received 25,000 pounds of nonperishable food as part of the 24th annual Letter... Read more
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Wheaton News Leader
High school boys volleyball: Wheaton Warrenville South tallies playoff win despite effortand five digs, and Harrison had 11 kills. Alex Carr led the way with 29 assists
High school boys volleyball: Wheaton Warrenville South tallies playoff win despite effort
Wheaton News Leader / Posted 5 days ago
and five digs, and Harrison had 11 kills. Alex Carr led the way with 29 assists and nine digs, and South advanced to play Downers Grove North in the regional championship May 25. The Tigers topped the Trojans on their way to the title at the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Madigan fails to override Rauner veto of labor bill for second timethat. Inserting our collective wisdom, or lack thereof, into a process that's a
Madigan fails to override Rauner veto of labor bill for second time
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
that. Inserting our collective wisdom, or lack thereof, into a process that's already ensued," said Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove. Sponsoring Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, D-Chicago, pointed to an AFSCME rally last week at the Capitol,... Read more
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My Suburban Life
Westmont for May 25license in the zero to 100 block of East 58th Street. • Joseph J. Schneider, 5
Westmont for May 25
My Suburban Life / Posted 5 days ago
license in the zero to 100 block of East 58th Street. • Joseph J. Schneider, 51, of the 5700 block of Washington Street, Downers Grove, was charged at 11:46 p.m. May 21 with DUI of alcohol and resisting arrest in the 300 block of South Cass... Read more
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Downers Grove Reporter Progress
High school girls softball: One goal left for Downers Grove South, retiring coach Ron HavelkaThe Downers Grove South softball coach will retire after this season, ending a
High school girls softball: One goal left for Downers Grove South, retiring coach Ron Havelka
Downers Grove Reporter Progress / Posted 5 days ago
The Downers Grove South softball coach will retire after this season, ending a 23-year career of amazing success that has included 13 years of 30 wins or more. As the Mustangs (30-3) – the No. 1 sectional seed – begin the postseason by hosting a... Read more
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Westmont Reporter Progress
Westmolnt for May 25license in the zero to 100 block of East 58th Street. • Joseph J. Schneider, 5
Westmolnt for May 25
Westmont Reporter Progress / Posted 5 days ago
license in the zero to 100 block of East 58th Street. • Joseph J. Schneider, 51, of the 5700 block of Washington Street, Downers Grove, was charged at 11:46 p.m. May 21 with DUI of alcohol and resisting arrest in the 300 block of South Cass... Read more
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Daily Herald
Becker acquires anti-money laundering organization for $330 millionDOWNERS GROVE -- Becker Professional Education, a subsidiary of DeVry Education
Becker acquires anti-money laundering organization for $330 million
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
DOWNERS GROVE -- Becker Professional Education, a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists for $330 million. ACAMS is the largest... Read more
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Daily Herald
Naperville restaurant prepares to reopen after minor fireof the fire cause remains under investigation. Crews from the Lisle-Woodridge
Naperville restaurant prepares to reopen after minor fire
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
of the fire cause remains under investigation. Crews from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District and Nicor assisted with the response, while firefighters from Wheaton, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook and Plainfield covered other Naperville statio... Read more
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Woodridge Reporter
Perma-Seal Basement Systems moving headquarters from Downers Grove to Napervilleowned by the city. The company's new facility will hold all 250 of its current
Perma-Seal Basement Systems moving headquarters from Downers Grove to Naperville
Woodridge Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
owned by the city. The company's new facility will hold all 250 of its current employees, including the 190 formerly in the Downers Grove office. "For the past two years, we've looked at dozens and dozens of facilities and while there are a lot of... Read more
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Business Wire
Becker Professional Education to Acquire ACAMSDOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Becker Professional Education, a global l
Becker Professional Education to Acquire ACAMS
Business Wire / Posted 6 days ago
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Association of Certified... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
DeVry Education Group CEO out after federal lawsuitof misleading students about job placement success. Daniel Hamburger — who was
DeVry Education Group CEO out after federal lawsuit
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
of misleading students about job placement success. Daniel Hamburger — who was paid $5.3 million last year to lead the Downers Grove-based company — has been replaced by Lisa Wardell, a longtime DeVry board member with a background in private... Read more
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Daily Herald
DeVry Education Group names new CEODOWNERS GROVE - The DeVry Education Group board of directors has named Lisa War
DeVry Education Group names new CEO
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
DOWNERS GROVE - The DeVry Education Group board of directors has named Lisa Wardell chief executive officer of DeVry Group, replacing Daniel Hamburger, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Wardell was most recently executive... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
DeVry names new CEOGroup's global diversification strategy and lead its continued commitment to em
DeVry names new CEO
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
Group's global diversification strategy and lead its continued commitment to empowering students for career success,” the Downers Grove-based company said in a statement. Hamburger, 52, joined DeVry in 2002 and became CEO in 2006. "The board is... Read more
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Daily Herald
Constable: Always a spot for bookstore in our soulsboasts a gift shop, a steady stream of author appearances and special events, a
Constable: Always a spot for bookstore in our souls
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
boasts a gift shop, a steady stream of author appearances and special events, as well as additional bookstores in Downers Grove and La Grange. Last week, famed children's author Judy Blume, 78, told The Guardian how much she enjoys running... Read more
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Daily Herald
No injuries in Naperville apartment firethroughout the building. The entire building was deemed uninhabitable. Several
No injuries in Naperville apartment fire
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
throughout the building. The entire building was deemed uninhabitable. Several departments assisted: Warrenville, Wheaton, Lisle Woodridge, Winfield, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Plainfield, Aurora, and Lombard. The fire remains under investigat... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Democrats push Rauner on social service agency contract cancellation rulesimpossible to do what they are trying to do, which is to plod along in the abse
Democrats push Rauner on social service agency contract cancellation rules
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
impossible to do what they are trying to do, which is to plod along in the absence of a budget," said Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove. "This is nothing more than a political bill. It's more of the same gotcha stuff." Rauner has a spending bill... Read more
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Daily Herald
Marklund closing Wood Dale resale storeits mission for more than 40 years. At one point the organization ran seven sto
Marklund closing Wood Dale resale store
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
its mission for more than 40 years. At one point the organization ran seven stores in Roselle, Arlington Heights, Oak Lawn, Downers Grove, West Chicago, Addison and Palatine. In 2004, the resale program was consolidated into the Wood Dale... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Dick Van Dyke to hold events in Illinois, Chicago area this summermonth. Todd Regan of the Dick Van Dyke Foundation tells the (Danville) Commerc
Dick Van Dyke to hold events in Illinois, Chicago area this summer
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
month. Todd Regan of the Dick Van Dyke Foundation tells the (Danville) Commercial-News the actor will perform June 26 in Downers Grove. A date for a Danville event will be set soon. The star of “Mary Poppins” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” lived... Read more
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Downers Grove Reporter Progress
Registration open for Ben's Memorial Run in memory of Downers Grove manThe race will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. June 11 at the Downers Grove High School
Registration open for Ben's Memorial Run in memory of Downers Grove man
Downers Grove Reporter Progress / Posted 7 days ago
The race will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. June 11 at the Downers Grove High School track in memoriam to 22-year-old former North cross country standout Ben Silver, who took his own life in 2015 after a struggle with schizophrenia. The fundraiser has a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Graduations across the suburbs; Lindenhurst man faces bomb chargesauthorities said. David Anderson, 43, of Bristol, Illinois, was flown by helico
Graduations across the suburbs; Lindenhurst man faces bomb charges
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
authorities said. David Anderson, 43, of Bristol, Illinois, was flown by helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his injuries. Curtis Lippold, 26, of Aurora, was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Showto discuss the Illinois Republican Convention. After that, suburban Mayors Jerr
The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
to discuss the Illinois Republican Convention. After that, suburban Mayors Jerry Bennett of Palos Hills and Martin Tully of Downers Grove will double team the show. They’ll talk about their fears that a continued budget impasse will once again... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
How the Illinois budget impasse affects local municipalitiesPHOTO: Mayor Jerry Bennett of Palos Hills. (WGN Radio) Suburban Mayors Jerry B
How the Illinois budget impasse affects local municipalities
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
PHOTO: Mayor Jerry Bennett of Palos Hills. (WGN Radio) Suburban Mayors Jerry Bennett of Palos Hills and Martin Tully of Downers Grove join Rick on the show to talk about how the continued budget impasse will once again affect dollars owed to... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Pedestrians injured in traffic crash near Sugar GroveSpark which struck the pedestrians. Anderson was flown by helicopter from the s
Pedestrians injured in traffic crash near Sugar Grove
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
Spark which struck the pedestrians. Anderson was flown by helicopter from the scene to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Lippold was taken by ambulance to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora and was later flown by helicopter to... Read more
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Daily Herald
Pedestrians injured when struck by car near Sugar Grove47 hit them. David Anderson, 43, of Bristol, Illinois, was flown by helicopter
Pedestrians injured when struck by car near Sugar Grove
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
47 hit them. David Anderson, 43, of Bristol, Illinois, was flown by helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his injuries. Curtis Lippold, 26, of Aurora, was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Can we trust a state that blows off its contracts?and even close. Damaged, too, is the state's already tattered reputation. Bala
Can we trust a state that blows off its contracts?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
and even close. Damaged, too, is the state's already tattered reputation. Balances owed have climbed beyond 300 days. For Downers Grove-based Addus HealthCare, a for-profit plaintiff, the amount owed exceeds $50 million. At some point, investors... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
This time Trump may be rightevery employer seems to be doing it. Engineers in Schaumburg, cookie bakers in
This time Trump may be right
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
every employer seems to be doing it. Engineers in Schaumburg, cookie bakers in Chicago and medical-device makers in Downers Grove are among those who have been laid off because their work was exported. Multinationals based here, including... Read more
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Bolingbrook Reporter
State police lieutenant struck by Joliet motorist near Bolingbrookevaluated and released. The lieutenant who was struck was transported in serio
State police lieutenant struck by Joliet motorist near Bolingbrook
Bolingbrook Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
evaluated and released. The lieutenant who was struck was transported in serious condition to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. His condition stabilized at some point. The lieutenant has facial fractures and will undergo surgery,... Read more
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Oakbrook Suburban Life
Swimming pool, dinosaur replica ready for fun in Clarendon Hillsto process pool pass sales. A variety of special passes are available. And res
Swimming pool, dinosaur replica ready for fun in Clarendon Hills
Oakbrook Suburban Life / Posted 10 days ago
to process pool pass sales. A variety of special passes are available. And residents of Westmont, Willowbrook, Darien and Downers Grove – four local communities that do not operate an outdoor pool – are encouraged to contact the Clarendon Hills... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Donald Trump's Illinois delegates a mix of the angry, eager, eccentricpretty much all the people I know who are Trump supporters have had it with the
Donald Trump's Illinois delegates a mix of the angry, eager, eccentric
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
pretty much all the people I know who are Trump supporters have had it with the establishment," she said. Paul Minch, of Downers Grove, who calls himself a 40-year Republican, said he believed electing Trump over Democratic former Secretary of... Read more
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Daily Herald
State trooper back on duty after near-fatal accident6, 2014, "was completely avoidable," Trooper Michael Cokins said Friday during
State trooper back on duty after near-fatal accident
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
6, 2014, "was completely avoidable," Trooper Michael Cokins said Friday during a ceremony at state police headquarters in Downers Grove to officially mark his return to patrol duties. "Enabling a repeat DUI offender to continue driving after... Read more
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