Downers Grove

Chuck Derer discusses his online media stories about vintage and exotic autos. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Exotic Car Enthusiast Chuck Derer

Since 1996 Chuck Derer of west suburban Downers Grove has been a regular YouTube personality. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

04/03/2015

James Himpler (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Robbing Downers Grove Pizza Restaurant

Early Sunday, James Himpler walked into the Domino’s Pizza at 5531 Belmont Road in unincorporated Downers Grove, implied that he had a weapon and robbed a clerk at the counter, according to the DuPage County sheriff’s office.

03/30/2015

Firefighters rescued a boy who fell through the ice of a neighborhood pond in Downers Grove on Tuesday. The boy was conscious and taken to a nearby hospital. | Photo from Downers Grove FD

Boy Rescued From Downers Grove Pond

A boy was rescued from an icy pond in west suburban Downers Grove Tuesday afternoon.

01/06/2015

Bob Peterson, owner of Leibundguth Moving and Storage, is suing Downers Grove, to keep the hand-painted sign that has graced the back wall of the business for decades. (Credit: Liberty Justice Center)

Business Owner Fighting To Keep Decades-Old Sign

Leibundguth Moving and Storage has been operating in Downers Grove for more than 85 years, and for most of that time, has had a 40-by-10-foot hand-painted sign on the rear wall of the building.

12/09/2014

Meridian Middle School (Credit: CBS)

Feds Slap Buffalo Grove Middle School Teacher With Child-Pornography Charges

Although John Vastis has taught public speaking for 19 years, Police Chief Steven Casstevens says the charges do not involve his students.

08/28/2014

Dayna Dobias. (Credit: YouTube)

Downers Grove Teen With Cerebral Palsy Launches Campaign To Change Way Disabilities Are Represented

A Downers Grove teenager has launched a one-woman online campaign to change the way people with disabilities are represented by the television, film and the fashion industry.

06/28/2014

Employees at MicroTek in Downers Grove read letters to Santa, written by needy children and parents. The employees will buy gifts for those who wrote the letters, then wrap and ship them during their Christmas party this year. (Credit: CBS)

Company Spends Holiday Party Fulfilling Wishes Of Needy Families

It’s that time of year when many companies host holiday parties. Some people might be headed to one right now, but in Downers Grove, one company is foregoing a party and doing something more in the spirit of giving.

12/06/2013

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Man Hit By Metra Train In Downers Grove

The pedestrian was struck around 5:45 p.m. by Burlington North Santa Fe line Train No.1288 near the Main Street Metra station in Downers Grove.

11/29/2013

Police are looking for an armed suspect who attempted to rob someone in west suburban Downers Grove Tuesday  (Credit: Downers Grove Police)

Police Issue Sketch Of Downers Grove Robbery Suspect

Police are looking for an armed suspect who attempted to rob someone in west suburban Downers Grove Tuesday morning.

09/17/2013

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Downers Grove Man Charged With Arson For Park Fire

A west suburban man has been charged with setting a blaze that caused $20,000 damage to a nearby park in July.

09/11/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Cops: Couple Found Dead In Downers Grove ‘Murder-Suicide’

A married couple were found stabbed to death Friday in their west suburban home in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

07/22/2013

Jennie Dizon (Benet Academy Yearbook Photo)

Teen Killed By Lightning Strike

A teenager from Downers Grove was struck and killed by lightning during Thursday’s thunderstorms, the DuPage County coroner confirmed.

05/31/2013

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Downers Grove Bank Robbed By Man In Construction Costume

A man in a construction costume robbed a bank Wednesday in west suburban Downers Grove.

04/10/2013

Bus driver Victor Ray allegedly passed an inappropriate note to a 12-year-old girl. (Downers Grove Police)

Bus Driver Arrested After Passing Note To Young Girl

A west suburban bus driver was arrested after passing an inappropriate note to a young girl on his bus route.

03/21/2013

A Metra train is stopped at the Downers Grove station after striking a man who was crossing the tracks. (Credit: CBS)

Another Tragedy On Tracks: Man Killed By Metra Train In Downers Grove

A man died Tuesday morning when he was struck by a Metra train as he was crossing the tracks in Downers Grove.

03/19/2013

Smoke Detector (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Autistic Teen Warns Family Of Fire Burning In Living Room

A Downers Grove teenager with autism and a fear of fires was able to overcome those difficulties to warn his mother about a fire in their home over the weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2013

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Man Gets Life Sentence In 2009 Double-Murder Plot

A man from Downers Grove was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with a Naperville man to murder a federal prosecutor and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

07/07/2012

Calculator (CBS)

‘Flipped Classroom’ Getting A Tryout At Suburban High Schools

But there could be a solution to too much homework. What if everything got flipped around, and students heard the lecture at home, and came to class to do their homework?

04/23/2012

Downers Grove Fire

Two-Alarm Blaze Damages State Senator’s Downers Grove Office

Firefighters spent almost three hours putting out a fire that erupted at a two-story brick office building early Monday in west suburban Downers Grove.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with Ald. Bob Rioretti (2nd-Ward) , announces Sara Lee's plans for a new headquarters in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Sara Lee To Move Headquarters Back Into City

A major employer reportedly is moving its corporate headquarters back to the city.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

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