High School Football: Mustangs and Trojans to face opponents coming off season opening victories.
The Downers South Mustangs (0-1) will host the cross conference Panthers of Proviso West (1-0) in their home opener Friday, September 5th at DGS Stadium. The Panthers come off an opening night victory Friday in Hillside defeating Evanston 13-7. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm.
Meanwhile, the Trojans of Downers North (1-0) will travel to the Hornets nest in neighboring Darien to face the the cross conference Hornets of Hinsdale South (1-0). The Hornets come off an opening night 27-14 victory over Romeoville. Kickoff is set for Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm in Darien. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
Downers Grove native directs first feature film
DOWNERS GROVE – The first time Downers Grove native Matthew Aaron moved to Los Angeles six years ago, it was short lived.
read more: www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/08/25/downers-grove-native-directs-first-feature-film/ara9fvx/
Downers Grove native Matthew Aaron talks with the actor and rapper Common during the filming of a TV pilot, "Dine and Dash," created by Aaron and director Joe Carnahan. Carnahan's directorial credits include "Smokin' Aces," "The Grey" and "Narc." ... See MoreSee Less
MLB - Upstart teams looking to make playoffs.
Who are these guys? The Orioles, Brewers and Royals all have opportunities to be playing baseball in October in quest of the big prize, a World Series Championship for their cities.
Check out the standings as the MLB enters September baseball where dreams come true or dreams need to wait till next season:
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The Downers Grove Park District located in Northeastern Illinois, provides the community with diverse outdoor and indoor recreation amenities including: 49 park sites, 28 picnic areas and 6 pavilions, 23 playgrounds, 17 tennis courts, 20 baseball, 13 soccer fields, 8 basketball courts, 6 horseshoe c…
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At least 10 more Caribou Coffee locations in the suburbs, including ones in Northbrook and Lake Forest, are going to be closing their doors instead of being turned into Peet's Coffee and Tea , as originally planned, company officials said.
Area High School Football Scores from Saturday, August 30th:
Downers Grove North 31, Lockport 20
Glenbard West 21, WW South 10
Glenbard East 41, Willowbrook 14
York 50, Clark 0
Waubonsie Valley 20, Naperville Central 6
Proviso East 29, Maine West 7
Addison Trail 22, Glenbard South 7
Cary-Grove 38, Wheaton North 28
Metea Valley 45, Plainfield North 28
Nazareth 42, Bloomington 7
Centerville (Ohio) 33, Glenbard North 28 ... See MoreSee Less
Glenbard West gets best of WW South
The perennial powerhouse high school football programs met Saturday afternoon in Glen Ellyn for what may be a final regular season game for a while!
Unless the Illinois High School Association plays matchmaker, Glenbard West and Wheaton Warrenville South won’t be seeing each other again any time soon.
So there was that little extra incentive for the Hitters when they played the last scheduled game in a neighborhood rivalry that has developed into one of the state’s best.
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Downers North airs season premiere of David Edwards show
Final Score: Downers North 31 Lockport 20
During the second drive, however, senior running back Rabeeh Istanbouli suffered a separated shoulder after a 58-yard run and had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital.
“He’s a horse,” Edwards said of Istanbouli. “We wished him well and he just said, ‘go get it guys.’ We hope he comes back as soon as possible.”
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Calling for greater transparency of DuPage County lobbyists
Recently before the DuPage County Board, I advocated for greater transparency of lobbying activities by broadening reporting requirements and making that information available online at the County Clerk's office. A public portal would allow us to search names of lobbyists A to Z, find out who they’re lobbying, what they’re lobbying about, dates of contact and total compensation.
“Lobbyists Online” has been a proven success at Cook County since 2010 as part of their Lobbyist Sunshine Initiative introduced by Cook County Clerk David Orr. The initiative was swiftly passed by unanimous decision. We need this public service in DuPage.
As Orr predicted, Lobbyists Online gave taxpayers, elected officials and the media unprecedented access to track lobbying.
The percentage of lobbyists and firms reporting compensation in Cook County lept from 15 to 48 percent immediately after the reporting switched to online. Government watchdogs, including myself, applaud it.
Placing more lobbying information online diminishes speculation of what’s going on behind closed doors. It aligns perfectly with DuPage County's ACT Initiative promoting accountability and transparency. And, it's so easy to achieve.
Jean Kaczmarek, 2014 candidate for DuPage County Clerk ... See MoreSee Less