Posts by: Mark Thoman

A great write up in The Suburban Life about the FISH Pantry! We’re very proud to have been working in partnership with the FISH Pantry for over 36 years, and look forward to a brighter, more visible future serving those in need.
You can read the full article here.
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Multiple broods of flood mosquitoes expected across IL over next two weeks.

This May hs been the wettest on record. Continual rains have limited the distribution of larvicides, exacerbating the problem. the entire area is bracing for record blooms of biters once the rains ease up. Multiple broods are expected over the next two […]

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The Downers Grove Lions Club, dedicated to advocacy for vision, is having a Reception & Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Thursday, June 13th at the Downers Grove Wine Shop at 6PM. The location is at 1202 75th Street Downers Grove. The admission price is $25 per person and entitles guests to assorted hors d’ oeuvres, fine […]

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It’s time to register for the 4th segment in our popular series! Thursday, June 13 from 11-1PM. The Township meeting room- 4340 Prince Street Downers Grove. A FREE lunch will be provided.  This is the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Come listen to our very special guest speaker, NASA volunteer ambassador Jim […]

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Downers Grove Township offices will close at 3pm on April 19, 2019  Thank you.

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Sign-up now for this extremely informative webinar on Safe Prescribing Practices. No matter what the age, prescription drugs are a part of our daily lives, in so much as they help reduce the effects of illness, eliminate sickness, manage pain and improve upon the consequences of chronic diseases. However, the water has been muddied in […]

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Calling all Seniors and Older Adults! This is your chance to learn about the many services that are available to you in your local area. Westmont Park District Community Center is hosting this interactive event on Friday, May 3rd from 8:30am until noon. In addition to gathering information on local resources, there will be […]

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Mainstreet Senior Expo!

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Mainstream Organization of Realtors, The Community House, Township of Downers Grove and Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS) are hosting this one-of-a-kind event on Tuesday, May 21st from 9am-1pm at The Community House in Hinsdale. There will be three educational seminars along with many vendors (including not-for-profits & local businesses). Information and resources […]

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File of Life Saves Lives

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A File of Life kit contains a standardized medical information card in a magnetic pouch which is designed to be placed on the front of a refrigerator. There is also a smaller card and pouch to be carried in a purse or wallet. These cards will help police and emergency response teams have instant […]

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Dial-A-Ride is a limited, curb-to-curb, shared-ride service for Downers Grove Township residents who are 65 and over, and for qualified persons with disabilities of any age. Riders with disabilities, who are UNDER 65, must have an RTA/ADA card.

In order to ride Dial-A-Ride, you must be a permanent resident of Downers Grove Township. Motels, hotels, […]

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Moving to the Future

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In 2018 DG Township Supervisor Mark Thoman worked with the Village of Downers Grove to align Township properties in Downers Grove with the Village Zoning Ordinance. Supervisor Thoman petitioned for all parcels to be consolidated and rezoned to a single INP-1 — small institutional — parcel. Downers Grove Township does not have the built-out space […]

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Supervisor Thoman reports in: “I was very pleased Jaci and I were invited to attend Family Shelter Service’s Open House Monday night, where they announced a new partnership with Metropolitan Family Services. These two charitable groups that focus on helping survivors of domestic violence have exceptional synergy, and the two joining forces will be more […]

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Supervisor Thoman: “I live in the Village of Downers Grove. Here’s my property tax bill and how it breaks out. I don’t pay 7,000 taxing bodies, I have thirteen on my bill.  Take a look at the pie chart. That little slice at the top? Springfield keeps shouting for you to believe that’s where all […]

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In 2011, Wendell Cox analyzed Townships in Illinois and published his findings.

Still true today: small government is good government.

You can read the original report here:  Local Democrarcy and the Townships of Illinois: A Report to the People

You can read the 2016 updated report here: 2016 Updated […]

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The Peer Led Life Skills program is making strides in the community. We partnered this year with District 99 for Operation Snowball and Westmont High School’s Take Care Day. Both programs advocate for teen mental health. The partnerships were a great success! Misty Boyd, our Prevention and Life Skills Coordinator created a workshop that […]

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