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When Life Changes, Create a Fun Calendar

Mike Bushman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

A sense of mortality, long fought to a mental corner, moved to the center of Mike's thoughts. It would hurt, he knew, if he didn't do something about it. So he did. Mike created the Fun Calendar.

Sign of the Times: Local Governments Cross the Line With Signage Restrictions

Hilary Gowins | Posted 02.13.2015 | Chicago
Hilary Gowins

In the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, all signs are limited in size and style. These inconsistent and burdensome sign rules are an example of local government grossly overstepping its bounds. Maintaining comely local signage is not a core government service -- it is a way for local officials to impose their tastes and values on the public.

5 of the Most Exciting Cities in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.10.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Despite the Movoto real estate blog calling some places in Illinois boring for their nonexistent nightlife and sparse food offerings, the blog also named some of the most exciting places in Illinois -- the state has some happening areas!

Five Strategies for Leadership Development on Religious Diversity

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Cultural awareness, cultural competence, global leadership and cross-cultural communication are embraced as the tools of the market place of the future. What accounts for this black hole of information on diverse religions?

Rare, Mutated Blue Frog Found In Forest Preserve

Posted 07.17.2012 | Chicago

While on a nature walk in the Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn resident Jerry Zamirowski made a rare discovery: a blue bullfro...

Navy Recruiter Who Killed His Pregnant Wife Gets 100 Years In Prison

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

A Navy recruiter from Downers Grove, Ill. who allegedly stabbed his estranged pregnant wife to death in 2010 was sentenced on two separate murder char...

Author To Cast 'Glee' Star After Mercilessly Ripping The Show?

Posted 10.24.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: A rep for Criss reached out to The Huffington Post to clarify that the "Glee" star is not involved in "Downers Grove," despite Ellis' tweets. ...

Hospital Worker Stole Dead Cancer Patient's Rings, Handed Two-Year Sentence

Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

Thirty-seven-year-old Romeoville man Frederick Tapley told police he was overwhelmed with financial stress when he stole and pawned a deceased patient...

In Preparation For Mission Trip, Couple Sell Their Worldly Possessions

Downers Grove, IL Patch | Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

While most of our neighbors are intent on saving, buying and in general, accumulating stuff, Downers Grove residents Jeff Wasilevich and Deborah Rissi...

Man Stole Rings From Corpse To Pay For Cable Television Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A hospital employee in suburban Downers Grove pleaded guilty this week to felony theft after allegedly stealing the wedding and engagement rings from ...

How to Know the Real State of the Union: By Reading the State-of-the-Village Speeches

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murray

America's mayors, in their annual state of the village speeches at local libraries, chambers of commerce and community centers, are compelled to keep it real.

'Grudge Against Jesus': Holy Infant Stolen Twice From Same Nativity Scene

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When the baby Jesus disappeared from his nativity scene, Henry Schmidt of suburban Downers Grove, Ill. bought a replacement and didn't think much of i...

Hospital Worker Stole And Sold Rings From Dead Body, According To Police

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During 53 years of marriage, Dolores Yukness of west suburban Lombard almost never removed the rings from her left hand. But earlier this month, afte...

Students Hack Teacher's Facebook, Emails; Charged With Harassment

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three former students of Downers Grove North High School have been charged with harassing a former teacher, Lindsey Giannone of Naperville, by hacking...