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Fire Department Obtains Class 1 Public Protection Classification Rating

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Village of Downers Grove Fire Department was awarded the highest Public Protection Classification by the Insurance Service Organization (ISO). Receiving a Class 1 designation now places the fire department in the top 1% of fire departments nationwide.

A community's Public Protection Classification is based on the three main areas Read more...


Village Took Steps to Protect Assets and Is Working to Recover IMET Funds

A Chicago Tribune article published on Friday, April 10, 2015, described and identified the municipal and school district assets invested with the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund (IMET) that have been restricted as a result of alleged fraud. Read more...


Pace Adds New Commuter Route

As of April 6, 2015, employees at the Esplanade office complex in Downers Grove can use PACE Route 465 Belmont Station Esplanade, offering four AM and three PM trips between the Esplanade and the Belmont Station. Read more...


Metra Work Resumes at Main Street Station

The following details have been provided By Metra:

  • The Main Street platform reconstruction project will begin again (tentatively) on April 13, 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by no later than July 3. Read more...


    Severe Weather Likely Today

    UPDATE 4/9/2015 2:45 p.m.:  The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the area until 11pm.  Read more...