Village News


Here's what's going on in the Village of Downers Grove.

Keep the Wreaths Red

November 29, 2023

Downers Grove firefighters mark the start of the annual Keep the Wreaths Red holiday fire safety program.

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Holiday Light Recycling

November 02, 2023

Don't trash those strings of holiday lights.....recycle them! Lights can be recycled from November 20, 2023 through February 9, 2024 at the following locations:

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Proposed FY2024 Budget

October 27, 2023

The Proposed Fiscal Year 2024 Budget is ready for review. There is going to be plenty of opportunity for dialogue among community members, the Village Council, and staff at a series of public meetings. We invite you to join the budget discussions during Village Council meetings, starting November...

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Fall and Leaves

October 13, 2023

The Village maintains over 23,000 trees on public property. In addition, tree planting on private property is encouraged due to the many environmental benefits they provide, as well personal enjoyment. However, one thing we may not enjoy is cleaning up after them, especially in the fall.

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Halloween Safety

October 13, 2023

Trick-or-Treating in the Village will be on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. While there are no prescribed hours, the Downers Grove Police Department recommends trick-or-treating during daylight hours.

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E-bikes In Downers Grove

October 06, 2023

Bicycling can be a fun, environmentally friendly way to get around Downers Grove. Today’s bikes come in all shapes and sizes from old fashioned pedal powered machines to electrified marvels of modern engineering.

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Residents May Receive Lead Line Survey

October 05, 2023

When it comes to our drinking water, Downers Grove is dedicated to providing water that is clean and safe for you to use. In fact, the water supplied by the Village meets or exceeds all EPA standards, including those for lead.

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Main Street Improvements Neighborhood Meeting

September 06, 2023

A Neighborhood Meeting regarding proposed improvements to Main Street is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2023 at the Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Avenue from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Fire Department is Tops in Cardiac Care

August 24, 2023

The Downers Grove Fire Department has again been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for applying the most up-to-date treatment and improving cardiac related emergency care and related outcomes to patients.

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Man Charged with Shooting at Occupied Vehicle

August 23, 2023

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Downers Grove Chief of Police Michael DeVries announced that bond has been set for a Cook County man accused of firing a handgun several times at an occupied vehicle in Downers Grove.

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Excessive Heat

August 22, 2023

An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for our area for Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24 by the National Weather Service. Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values of 110 to 115 are expected.

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Back to School

August 17, 2023

Classes begin for District 99 high school students on Monday, August 21, while District 58 students in K-8 return on Wednesday, August 23. Motorists are asked to brush up on the following road rules as the back-to-school season gets underway.

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Downers Grove Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

July 21, 2023

Downers Grove Chief of Police Michael DeVries and DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a Downers Grove man accused of robbing a person at gunpoint of three Summer Smash concert wristband tickets on June 24, 2023.

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Building Code Updates

July 21, 2023

The public is invited to attend this meeting to discuss pending changes to the Village's building codes.

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Additional Charges Filed Against Public Indecency Suspect

July 14, 2023

Chief Michael DeVries announced today that additional charges have been filed against a Plainfield man accused of exposing his genitals to a juvenile female employee on June 8th, 2023, while employed as a manager of a restaurant in the 5100 block of Main Street.

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Independence Day Parade

June 30, 2023

See you on July 4 on Main Street for the 2023 Independence Day Parade!

Police Investigate Armed Robbery

June 26, 2023

On June 24th, 2023 at approximately 2:12 p.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to the 6500 block of Powell Street for a report of an armed robbery.  The preliminary investigation indicates that two people...

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Village Receives GFOA Recognition

June 21, 2023

The Village of Downers Grove has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation award for the 2023 Municipal Budget document.

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Memorial Day 2023

May 26, 2023

Most Village offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023, in observance of Memorial Day.

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Keeping Things Running

May 19, 2023

Infrastructure. It's what keeps things running. This year, the Village will spend $19M dollars on construction projects.

May is Historic Preservation Month

May 12, 2023

Thinking about landmarking your home? May is Historic Preservation Month and our staff is here to help you with the process.

Unclaimed Property

May 04, 2023

The Downers Grove Police Department is preparing to dispose of the following items that have been held for the last 6 months, but not claimed by any owner.

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Home Escape Plan Winner

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Downers Grove Fire Department's Home Escape Fire Safety contest, open to all third grade students in the Learn Not to Burn program. The winners are picked up at their home by a fire truck and may bring a friend and their teacher to the fire station to...

Document Shredding: April 22

April 22, 2023

The Village of Downers Grove, in partnership with Downers Grove Township and Accurate Document Destruction, will host a Paper-Shredding Event on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. until noon at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave. (Fenced-in lot off Curtiss St.)

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Police Respond to Pedestrian Train Accident

March 29, 2023

On March 29th, 2023, at approximately 2:19 a.m. the Downers Grove Police Department responded to the area of Main Street and the BNSF Railroad crossing for a report of a person that was struck by a train.

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Transportation Resources For Older Adults

March 28, 2023

According to AARP, nearly 90% of older adults choose to age in place in their homes and communities. Safe, reliable transportation is important when it comes to a person's ability to remain active and make the most of what their community has to offer.

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Rain Barrel Sale

March 22, 2023

The Village of Downers Grove and The Conservation Foundation have teamed up to offer rain barrels for sale.

Early Voting

March 15, 2023

Early Voting for the April 4, 2023, Consolidated General Election begins on March 20, 2023.

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Civic Center Update

March 14, 2023

Construction of the Civic Center is on schedule. Here's a look at the progress which includes a summary of the project's environmentally sustainable features.

Beware the Invasive Knotweed

February 24, 2023

What is knotweed? It's an invasive plant that once it takes root, is hard to get rid of.

2022 Annual Report

February 09, 2023

Mayor Barnett presented the 2022 Annual Report during the Village Council meeting on Tuesday, February 7.

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Michael DeVries Appointed As New Police Chief

December 27, 2022

Village Manager David Fieldman announced today the appointment of Michael DeVries as the new Chief of Police for the Village of Downers Grove. DeVries has 22 years of law enforcement experience with the Village and has served as Deputy Chief since 2018.

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Tree Collection

December 22, 2022

Free collection of live Christmas trees only, will be offered by Republic Services from January 3-13 2023. Trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments and hooks and should not be placed in bags.

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Police Chief Shanon Gillette Set To Retire

December 07, 2022

Village Manager David Fieldman announced today that Police Chief Shanon Gillette will be retiring after more than 29 years of law enforcement service with the Village. His last day with Downers Grove will be January 6, 2023.

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Keep the Wreaths Red

November 30, 2022

Wreaths with red bulbs are displayed at each of the Village's fire stations through January 1, 2022. If a holiday related fire occurs during this time, one of the red lights in each station's wreath will be changed to white.

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Holiday Light Recycling

November 28, 2022

Don't trash those strings of holiday lights.....recycle them! Lights can be recycled from November 21, 2022 through February 10, 2023 at the following locations:

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Sharps Disposal Program Discontinued

October 26, 2022

Effective November 1, 2022, the Downers Grove Police Department will no longer provide a container for the disposal of sharps/needles in their lobby at 825 Burlington Ave.

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Police Department Citizen Survey

October 25, 2022

The Downers Grove Police Department is conducting a survey to determine the concerns and views of our citizens and how the police can best serve the needs of the community.

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New Permit And Service Request Portal Debuts November 7

October 17, 2022

Attention builders, contractors and homeowners! The Village will be transitioning to a new online portal for permits and service requests to streamline the process for customers and staff. If you're planning on submitting a building permit soon, please take note of the following dates:

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Halloween Safety

October 10, 2022

Trick-or-Treating in the Village will be on Monday, October 31, 2022. While there are no mandated hours, the Downers Grove Police Department recommends trick-or-treating during daylight hours. Remember, curfew prohibits anyone under 17 years of age to be on the street after 11:00 p.m. on...

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Monarchs, Migration and Milkweed

September 30, 2022

Several natural areas around the Village have been revitalized in recent years. Pollinators, such as the endangered monarch butterfly, are benefitting from these efforts

Amnesty Day 2022

September 12, 2022

Amnesty Day will be the week of October 3, 2022, on your regularly scheduled collection day.

Mosquito Spray On Thursday, September 8, 2022

September 07, 2022

Clarke Mosquito Control will spray for adult mosquitoes on Thursday, September 8, 2022, weather permitting. Mosquito samples from traps in Downers Grove and neighboring communities have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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Civic Center Project Begins

September 07, 2022

On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, the Village of Downers Grove commenced the Civic Center Project with a groundbreaking. The Village Council, members of the District 58 Board of Education and partners from the design and construction teams were present. Village Hall and the Police Department will...

Mayor and Commissioner Candidates Must File Nominating Petitions

August 29, 2022

Downers Grove residents wishing to run for the office of Mayor or Commissioner in the February 28, 2023, Primary Election and the April 4, 2023, Consolidated Election must file their Statements of Candidacy and nominating petitions between November 21 and 28, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the...

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Police Investigation

August 19, 2022

On August 19, 2022, at approximately 7:00 P.M. the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious incident that occurred in the 4600 block of Stonewall Avenue.

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Changes to Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

August 15, 2022

The Village was recently informed that due to a fire at an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency waste processing plant, the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Naperville has had to adjust operations and is temporarily unable to accept certain items.

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Safety Town

August 05, 2022

Safety Town is a nationally recognized safety education program for children ages 5-6 and is presented by the Downers Grove Police and Fire Departments in cooperation with the Downers Grove Junior Woman's Club and the Downers Grove Park District. A mini town setting, complete with kid-sized...

Police Respond to Pedestrian Struck by Train

August 04, 2022

On August 4, 2022, at approximately 5:50 p.m. the Downers Grove Police Department responded to the area of Main Street and the BNSF Railroad crossing for a report of a subject that was struck by a train.

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Apply for a Board or Commission

August 01, 2022

Be a superhero to the community. and apply to be considered for the next round of Board and Commission appointments.

Fireworks Rescheduled: October 2

July 29, 2022

The Villages of Downers Grove and Woodridge have announced the fireworks that were canceled on July 4, 2022 have been rescheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2022.

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Muster Fun for Kids

July 29, 2022

Join the Downers Grove Fire Department for a morning of fun, just before Back to School!

Village AAA Bond Rating Affirmed

July 28, 2022

The Village of Downers Grove is proud to announce that S&P Global Ratings has again affirmed the Village of Downers Grove's AAA Bond Rating, the highest rating issued by the agency.

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Preserving Natural Areas

July 22, 2022

The Village is committed to preserving and restoring natural areas throughout the community.

Public Indecency Incident

July 15, 2022

On July 14, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to the area of 39th St. and Elm St. for a report of a public indecency.

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FIREWORKS DISPLAY CANCELED

July 04, 2022

In response to the tragic mass shooting that took place earlier today in Highland Park, and consistent with the recommendation of the DuPage County Public Safety Committee and the DuPage County Sheriff's Office to cancel all mass gatherings, the Villages of Downers Grove and Woodridge have made...

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Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

June 21, 2022

The Downers Grove Independence Day Parade will be on July 4, 2022 and kicks off at 1:00 p.m. at Main and Grant Streets. The procession travels south on Main Street, ending at Warren Avenue.

Early Voting At Village Hall

June 11, 2022

The Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Avenue, is an early voting site for the June 28, 2022 General Primary Election.

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Memorial Day 2022

May 26, 2022

Garbage Collection Schedule

Monday, May 30, 2022, is a holiday for the Village's garbage contractor, Republic Services. Please remember that collection will be one day later during this week and includes Saturday pickup for those whose regular collection day is Friday....

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Fire Safety Education

May 20, 2022

The Downers Grove Fire Department teaches fire safety in schools throughout the community. Here is a quick look at the program.

Maple Avenue Lane Reduction Begins April 19

April 19, 2022

Eastbound Maple Avenue will be reduced at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Washington Street starting Tuesday, April 19, 2022, as part of the on-going construction project at 926 Maple.

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Temporary Closure of Parking Deck

April 14, 2022

The Downtown Parking Deck will be closed for cleaning and maintenance from Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. through Sunday, April 24, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m. During this time, alternate parking for permit holders will be available in any permit lot.

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Earning an Engine Ride

April 08, 2022

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Downers Grove Fire Department's Home Escape Fire Safety contest, open to all third grade students in the Learn Not to Burn program. The winners are picked up at their home by a fire truck and may bring a friend and their teacher to the fire station...

Paper Shredding: April 30

March 28, 2022

The Village of Downers Grove, in partnership with Accurate Document Destruction, will host a Paper-Shredding Event on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. until noon at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave. (Fenced-in lot off Curtiss St.)

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Armed Robbery Investigation

March 20, 2022

On March 20, 2022 at approximately 11:46 a.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the American Tobacco and Vape store located at 4242 Main Street.

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Police Investigate Aggravated Battery

March 18, 2022

On Thursday, March 17, 2022, at approximately 12:15 a.m., police officers responded to 945 Curtiss St. for a report of an injured man in the parking garage elevator.

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Facilities Plan Open House

March 18, 2022

All are invited to attend the Facilities Plan Open House featuring information about the project on Monday, March 21, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

Mortgage Assistance Webinar

March 08, 2022

The Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure, or displacement as result of a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2021 Annual Report

March 07, 2022

Mayor Barnett presented the 2021 Annual Report during the Village Council meeting on Tuesday, March 1. This presentation is part of a long-standing tradition in Downers Grove which provides the opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the prior year.

Official Welcome for New Fire Engine

March 04, 2022

Recently the Village accepted delivery of new fire engine. Here's how the Fire Department welcomed the new arrival, according to tradition and protocol.

Ice Rescue Training

February 11, 2022

The Downers Grove Fire Department recently conducted ice rescue training at Barth Pond. A commitment to ongoing training is just one of the factors that has earned the department the highest Public Protection Classification, Class 1, from the Insurance Service Organization (ISO).

Snow Operations Update

February 02, 2022

Village crews have been in snow and ice control operations since the winter storm began at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1.

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Police Investigate Armed Robbery

February 01, 2022

On February 1, 2022, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven store located at 5105 Fairview Avenue

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Winter Storm Warning Feb 1-3, 2022

February 01, 2022

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for our area and will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 3. Heavy snow and dangerous travel conditions are expected.

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Plowing Through Winter Weather

January 28, 2022

With some light snow lingering and possibilities of more accumulation next week, here is how the Village tackles snow removal.

Possible Light Snow this Weekend

January 21, 2022

In anticipation of possible snow this weekend, operations are underway to treat the roads with anti icing liquid.

Seasonal Tree Pruning Underway

January 14, 2022

The Village's parkway trees are pruned on a five year cycle to improve tree structure, enhance tree vigor, increase a tree's aesthetic appeal, and maintain safe conditions for all motorists and pedestrians as they move through the Village. This work also reduces storm damage and the cost for...

DuPage Stormwater Seeks Public Comment

January 14, 2022

DuPage County Stormwater Management is studying the Wards Creek Watershed, which flows through portions of Downers Grove, Woodridge, Darien, and unincorporated DuPage County.

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Holiday Fun

December 17, 2021

Here's more holiday cheer from the tree lighting ceremony courtesy of the Downers Grove North Marching Trojans.

Reporting Power Outages

December 16, 2021

Call ComEd immediately to report outages and/or down power lines at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661).

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Lighting Up the Holidays

December 10, 2021

It's the most anticipated moment of the season, next to the arrival of Santa Claus. Take a peek at the lighting of the Main Street Tree.

Downtown TIF Yields Reinvestment and Growth

December 03, 2021

In 1997, the Village changed the course of the Downtown by establishing a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District to replace outdated infrastructure and encourage private investment. Here’s a look at the reinvestment and growth which has occurred over the past two decades.

Coat Drive

November 23, 2021

The Village sponsored coat drive will run from November 29, 2021, through January 7, 2022.

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Police Investigate Fatal Crash

November 13, 2021

On November 12, 2021, at approximately 7:30 P.M. the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of a traffic crash involving a pick up truck and a sedan near the intersection of Butterfield Road and Gray Avenue.

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Proposed FY22 Budget

November 05, 2021

The Proposed FY22 Budget provides revenue and expense information for all funds pertaining to the general operation and maintenance of municipal government, including the Downers Grove Public Library.

Here is the full FY22 Proposed Budget and review meeting schedule.

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Downers Grove Carjacking Suspect Charged

October 25, 2021

October 25, 2021 DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin and Downers Grove Chief of Police Shanon Gillette announced that bond was set yesterday for a Chicago man accused of attempting to carjack a woman's car from a Downers Grove gas station and stealing her cell phone.

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Police Department On-Site Visit for Accreditation

October 22, 2021

The Downers Grove Police Department is scheduled for a virtual On-Site Assessment as part of a nationally recognized program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc....

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Police Investigate Incident Near School Bus Stop

October 05, 2021

Update: October 6, 2021 Downers Grove Police Chief Shanon Gillette announced that Clementina L. Miller, 29 of the 6500 block of Woodward Avenue in Downers Grove, has been charged with Aggravated Assault in violation of 720 ILCS 5/12-2(c)(1) and Disorderly Conduct in violation of 720 ILCS...

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Police Investigate Attempted Armed Carjacking

September 30, 2021

On September 30, 2021, at approximately 1:15 p.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of an attempted armed carjacking at the BP Gas Station, located at 4314 Main St.

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West Nile Virus Cases in Downers Grove

September 29, 2021

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD), the government agency with responsibility to protect the community from disease vectors, such as mosquitoes and ticks, through public education, awareness, surveillance and control activities, has notified the Village of two confirmed human cases of...

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Fire Prevention Week: October 3-9, 2021

September 27, 2021

Join us for the following events during Fire Prevention Week! Residents are welcome to light their home or business with red lights during Fire Prevention Week as a show of support for the department and to honor the lives of all those lost to fires.

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Bond Set at $1 Million for Two Men Accused of Two Armed Robberies

September 20, 2021

DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin, Downers Grove Chief of Police Shanon Gillette and Darien Chief of Police Greg Thomas announced today that bond has been set for two men currently on probation for robbery out of Cook County charged with robbing two DuPage County gas stations at...

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Downtown Evolution Continues

September 17, 2021

Here's a look at the exciting transformation of Downtown Downers Grove, which has occurred thanks to hard work and the cooperation of downtown business owners, property owners, residents, Downtown Management, the Village, and visitors who support our local businesses.

Coffee with the Council

September 10, 2021

Coffee with the Council will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Main Street Train Station from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Join us for an opportunity to meet with Council members for informal discussion on topics of general community...

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Police Investigate Armed Robbery

September 07, 2021

On September 6, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Speedway Gas Station located at 5004 Fairview Avenue.

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Bioswale Program

August 27, 2021

If the roadside ditch by your property is wet or difficult to mow, or you just want to beautify and green our infrastructure,you may be interested in the bioswale program.

Police Investigate Aggravated Battery

August 23, 2021

On Monday, August 23, 2021, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to 1113 Butterfield Road for a report of an aggravated battery.

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Forest North Parking Lot To Temporarily Close

August 13, 2021

Beginning Wednesday August 18, 2021, the Forest North Parking Lot will be closed to accommodate Rotary Grove Fest, followed by an extended closure through early November for an improvement project.

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New Bike Racks Installed Downtown

August 06, 2021

If you like exploring the range Downtown on two wheels, the Village has recently installed some new posts to hitch your ride.

Health Department Issues West Nile Virus Advisory

August 06, 2021

Reports of increased mosquito pools testing positive for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) have prompted the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) to encourage residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the risk of contracting WNV.

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Police Investigate Suspicious Incident

July 30, 2021

On Thursday, July 29, 2021 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of an attempted burglary to a first floor apartment in the 5700 block of Walnut Avenue.

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Deputy Chief Spinazola Appointed As New Fire Chief

July 23, 2021

Village Manager David Fieldman has announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Scott A. Spinazola to the position of Fire Chief for the Village of Downers Grove, effective Saturday, July 24, 2021. He assumes the role with the retirement of former Chief Jeff Pindelski.

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Fire Chief Pindelski Set To Retire

July 20, 2021

Village Manager David Fieldman has announced that after 28 years of dedicated service, Fire Chief Jeffery Pindelski will retire on Friday, July 23, 2021.

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Child Safety Seat Inspections

July 09, 2021

Safety seats are most effective when the unit is properly installed in the vehicle, appropriate for the child's age and size, and the child is correctly positioned in the seat. Did you know that 46% of child safety seats are not used or installed properly? Let us help you with your precious cargo.

Independence Day Notes

June 30, 2021

  • GARBAGE COLLECTION: Monday, July 5 is also a holiday for Republic Services. Please remember that collection will be one day later this week.
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Bike Awareness

June 25, 2021

Let's all remember to share the road this summer! Special thanks to our friends, Bill Barrett, Bill Chalberg, Bill Chalberg III, Harry Chalberg, Dan VanAnne, Bob Davis and the Downers Grove Bike Club for their assistance.

Armed Robbery- Attempt to Identify

June 15, 2021

On June 15, 2021, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Speedway Gas Station, located at 5004 Fairview Avenue.

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Infrastructure!

June 11, 2021

It will be an action-packed summer in Downers Grove. Preview the projects planned in our INFRASTRUCTURE! trailer.

Outdoor Dining in the Downtown

May 28, 2021

Downtown Downers Grove has rolled out the red carpet for diners this season. Visit one of our restaurants soon, enjoy the great outdoors and get a taste of the superstar treatment!

EMS Week: May 16-22, 2021

May 21, 2021

At the May 18, 2021, Village Council meeting, Mayor Barnett read a proclamation in support of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 16-22, 2021. This video takes a glimpse at the Enhanced Cardiac Arrest Model.

Historic Preservation Month 2021

May 14, 2021

May is Historic Preservation Month. In recognition, we take a look at some of the homes that have been landmarked in Downers Grove and talk to a few of their owners.

Unclaimed Property

May 11, 2021

The Downers Grove Police Department is attempting to identify the owner(s) of the following unclaimed property:

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Happy Arbor Day!

April 30, 2021

At the Village Council meeting on April 20, 2021, Mayor Barnett read a proclamation in support of Arbor Day, today, April 30. The Village will soon begin their spring cycle of planting new parkway trees.

Thank You, Commissioners Earl and Gray

April 21, 2021

At last night's Village Council meeting, Commissioners Marge Earl and Cavanaugh Gray were recognized for their service to the Village.

Rain Barrel Sale 2022

April 18, 2021

The Village of Downers Grove and The Conservation Foundation are teaming up to offer rain barrels for sale.

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Village Council Transitions

April 16, 2021

Congratulations to the newly elected officials of the Downers Grove Village Council who will be sworn into office on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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Candidate Videos 2021

March 24, 2021

The videos will air on DGTV Ch.6 on the following days and times up until Election Day (4/6) :  

  • Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. 
  • Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.

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Police Investigate Public Indecency

March 05, 2021

On March 5, 2021, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to the area of Washington Park for a report of public indecency.

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Police Investigate Armed Robbery

March 01, 2021

On February 28, 2021, at approximately 11:40 p.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the 7-11 near 63rd and Main Street.

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Shooting Incident Under Investigation

February 24, 2021

At approximately 7:20 p.m. on February 24, 2021, the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Robey Avenue for a report of a person who sustained an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.

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Vaccine Event for Seniors: Pre-registration Request

February 24, 2021

February 27, 2021

UPDATE: Additional appointments for tomorrow's District 99 Consortium COVID-19 vaccine clinic have become available. If you were born on or before October 18, 1950 AND submitted a Pre Registration Request, please check your...

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Annual Report 2020

February 17, 2021

Mayor Bob Barnett presented the 2020 Annual Report at the Village Council meeting on February 16, 2021. Learn more about the Village's year.

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Heavy Snow with Single Digit Temperatures

February 15, 2021

Snow is spreading across the area and will become heavy at times with temperatures in the single digits. The high rate of snowfall over an extended period will take longer to clear.

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Bitter Cold Temperatures

February 14, 2021

The National Weather Service is predicting wind chills of 15 to 25 below tonight into Monday Morning. If you must go out, be sure to bundle up, as frostbite can occur very quickly in these conditions.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

February 09, 2021

For the latest vaccine information from the DuPage County Health Department visit DCHD COVID-19 Vaccine.

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Snow and Ice Control Operations February 1

February 01, 2021

Village crews have been plowing and salting around the clock since the winter storm began at 3:00 p.m Saturday, January 30. According to the NWS Downers Grove had one of the highest snow totals in the area over the weekend at 12.4 inches.

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Municipal Election Statement

January 20, 2021

The recent events surrounding the 2020 Presidential Election and resulting transition of power to a duly-elected President have prompted an increased interest in the upcoming municipal election here in Downers Grove.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2021

At the January 12 Village Council meeting, Mayor Barnett proclaimed January 18, 2021 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Village. All are encouraged to reflect, and take inspiration from the work of Martin Luther King Jr. If you'd like to find opportunities to put his teachings into action...

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Christmas Tree Collection

January 05, 2021

  • CURBSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION: Free collection of live Christmas trees only, will be offered by Republic Services from January 4-15 2021. Trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments and hooks and should not be placed in bags. Fresh...

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