6 hrs ago
City predicting $200,000 surplus at end of fiscal year
There have been a few unforeseen developments, including a largely market-driven deficit in the electric utility fund that has grown to $14 million, and the unusually harsh winter that has added about $1.5 million to the expected outlay for street clearing and de-icing.
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10 hrs ago
The Doings Weekly
Police blotter: 4 charged with DUIs
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the area police departments.
12 hrs ago
Wednesdaya s Snow
Fresh snow combined with high winds covered street signs in the Northwest suburbs like this one in the Palatine area.
14 hrs ago
Community Bank of Downers Grove hosts 10 year anniversary promotions
Help the Community Bank of Downers Grove celebrate their 10 year anniversary by entering to win one of 10 fabulous prizes! From Saturday, March 1 to Monday, March 28, participants will qualify to enter raffles for 10 different gift certificates to various local merchants.* Lastly, the bank will celebrate with an anniversary cake on Wednesday, March ... (more)
18 hrs ago
Police: T.V. Stolen From Red Roof Inn
A T.V. was stolen from a room at the Red Roof Inn in Downers Grove last week, according to a Downers Grove Police Department report.
22 hrs ago
Fundraiser Benefits Girl Who Dreams of Being a Chef - But Can't Eat
Chelsea Wheeler wants to grow up to be a chef. The 11-year-old Oxford, Connecticut girl loves watching the Food Network and prepping meals for her family - but she can't eat them.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Metra talks funding, projects with DuPage officials
Before a strategy can be developed to improve how mass transit is funded, Metra Chairman Martin Oberman says the six counties in the region must work in a unified way.
Downers Grove GOP endorses Miller and Matune
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
St. Patrick's Day is Coming, with a bit 'o Celtic Music with it
Just a reminder that if you don't get up at 2 AM and move your clocks ahead, you could be late for Sunday's concert.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Downers Grove Approves New Parking Permit for 'Reverse Commuters'
The Downers Grove village board on Tuesday approved a special parking permit for "reverse commuters" at its downtown garage, which would give the Metra riders a place to leave their car overnight so they can drive to work in the morning, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Reel life: Catch the Geneva Film Fest wrap party
The 7th annual Geneva Film Festival continues through Saturday, March 8, with showings at Dodson Place, Fulton Avenue and 2nd Street, in downtown Geneva.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
One of 100 Worst Puppy Mills in U.S.
Chicago Aldermen unanimously passed a ban on the so-called puppy mill sales. "I'm concerned that we might only be pushing this issue to the suburbs," said 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, who co-sponsored the ordinance.
Arrests, honesty at issue in 81st House race
Campaign advertisements in the 81st state House race continue to question the honesty of candidate Keith Matune, who is challenging incumbent state Rep. Ron Sandack in a bitter race for the Republican party's nomination in the March 18 primary.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Mugshot Monday: Weekend DUI Arrests in Downers Grove
The Downers Grove Police Department kept busy this weekend, making several arrests in the village for drunken driving, according to police reports.
As Salt Dwindles, Downers Grove Modifies Snow Operations
The village of Downers Grove has modified its snow and ice control operations due to a regional salt shortage.
Idle reduction toolbox available for fleets
The Clean Cities initiative in the US has developed an IdleBox tool fleets can use to develop or enhance their anti-idling programs.
Suburban Political Recount Changing minds on property taxes
A group of House Republican state lawmakers Monday touted legislation that would freeze how much local governments can collect in property taxes if home prices go down.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Western Springs' Addresses - Then and Now
When Western Springs' streets were first laid out, the eastern-most border was what is now Wolf Road.
Sandack opponent draws campaign support from old, and possibly new, PACs
According to Board of Election records , the PAC has raised $70,000 from such GOP notables as Dick Duchossois and Portillo's Hot Dogs, Inc., which have contributed$10,000 and $20,000 respectively.
It's Paczki Time: Where to Find the Fat Tuesday Treat
Written by Shannon Antinori For many area residents, Fat Tuesday - which falls on March 4 this year - is not complete without the delectable Polish delicacy known as paczki.