Downers Grove

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

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Woman Fatally Hit By Freight Train While Walking Around Stopped Metra Train

A woman is dead after being hit by a freight train while trying to walk around a stalled Metra train Wednesday evening in west suburban Downers Grove.


Eric Gilford

Downers Grove Man Gets 100 Years For Killing Wife, Unborn Child

A Downers Grove man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for stabbing his wife and their unborn child to death last year.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011


Woman Swipes Stock Of Rogaine From CVS

The shelf was left bare at a CVS Pharmacy in Downers Grove, police say – when a woman stole the store’s entire stock of Rogaine hair loss treatment earlier this week.


File Photo Of Police Tape (Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Downers Grove Manhunt Comes Up Empty

More than two dozen police officers spent several hours on Thursday searching for a burglary suspect, but the manhunt came up empty.


Photo of Downers Grove Fire Department ambulance. (DGFD Photo)

Four Homes Evacuated For Gas Main Break In West Suburb

A natural gas main broke Wednesay in west suburban Downers Grove, resulting in a road closure and the voluntary evacuation of four homes.


Air Raid Siren

Sirens To Be Tested Over Several Days In Naperville

If you’re in Naperville on a clear, sunny day and an air raid siren begins to wail, don’t worry. It’s only a test.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Air Raid Siren

Downers Grove Officials Change Warning Siren Policy After Tornado

Minutes count when a tornado is approaching, and that is where sirens can save lives.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Storm Damage

Confirmed: Tornadoes Hit Downers Grove, Mount Prospect

If you think a tornado passed through your backyard during the wild storms on Tuesday evening, you might be right.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

Eric Gilford

Downers Grove Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Pregnant Wife

WHEATON (CBS) — A west suburban Downers Grove man pleaded guilty Friday to the stabbing death of his wife and unborn child last year. Eric Gilford, 36, formerly of Downers Grove, entered the Villa Park […]


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Downers Grove Memorial Day Parade Canceled Due To Construction

An ongoing construction project means there will be no Memorial Day parade in Downers Grove this year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/29/2011

Photo of Downers Grove Fire Department ambulance. (DGFD Photo)

Four Hurt In Head-On Downers Grove Wreck

A head-on collision left four people hospitalized in west suburban Downers Grove Saturday morning.


Prison fence

Former Ice Skating Coach Jailed On Child Porn Charges

A north suburban man who formerly coached ice skating was taken into federal custody Monday to begin serving a 14-year prison sentence for possessing child pornography.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011


Hospital Worker Steals, Pawns Dead Woman’s Ring

Frederick Tapley needed cash, so he stole the wedding and engagement rings off the finger of a deceased patient at the suburban hospital where he worked, then pawned the jewelry.


Photo Of Sara Lee Sign. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Sara Lee To Split Into 2 Companies

After an economic makeover, Downers Grove based Sara Lee has observers seeing double.


Downers Grove Ambulance

Hospital Accident Under Investigation

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating what caused last Wednesday’s accident at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2011

Downers Grove Ambulance

Worker Trapped, Hurt At Good Samaritan Hospital

A maintenance worker at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove wound up as a patient at the hospital after a serious accident.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011

Jack Reeg of Downers Grove. (CBS)

Santo Inspires Young Ballplayer With Diabetes

Jack Reeg, an 11-year-old from Downers Grove, participated in eight fundraising marches led by the Cubs great.


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Downers Grove Mayor To Fill State Senate Seat

A committee led by DuPage County Board Chairman-elect Dan Cronin has picked Ron Sandack, mayor of Downers Grove, to finish out the two years remaining in Cronin’s District 21 state Senate term.


Lynn Sabia of Downers Grove. (CBS)

Woman Thought Pipe Bombs Were Fireworks

Lynn Sabia didn’t run or call police, but drove around with them for hours before turning the explosives in to authorities.