Posts by: Mark Thoman

DuPage County Receives CRS Rating from FEMA

For the first time, DuPage County earned a rating in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) program that can save unincorporated residents up to 20 percent on their flood insurance.

The Community Rating System (CRS) program credits government agencies for efforts that go above and […]

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The Township will be participating in an application for adult mosquito control Thursday, August 30th, 2018 in the unincorporated areas of Downers Grove Township.  Traps within the Township have had several positive collections for West Nile Virus carrying species, and the threat level has increased to level 3.  The last adult mosquito control application […]

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Beginning Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, Downers Grove Township will begin offering temporary handicapped placards to permanent residents of Downers Grove Township. A Doctor’s Certification of Handicapped Stature is required for issuance of the temporary ninety (90) day placard. An Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, issued by the Secretary of State Driver License Facility, can […]

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The Township will be participating in an application for adult mosquito control Tonight, Tuesday August 7.  Traps within the Township have had positive collections for West Nile Virus both last week and now this week.  The last adult mosquito control application in the Township was made on July 2nd.  Mosquitoes carrying WNV have also […]

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The first spray for mosquitoes for unincorporated DG Township will occur on or about Monday, July 2nd. The Township will be coordinating with as many municipalities as possible to maximize the coverage and effectiveness of the spray.

The West Nile Virus (WVN) is carried by Culex and Aedes species. Morton Grove and Glenview have […]

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Tom Anderson of Downers Grove announced his resignation from the Senior Advisory Committee Chairmanship, and from the SALT Council. Tom is moving to Florida, where he plans to build his retirement dream home. Tom was appointed by both committees to Chair both the SAC and SALT committees when former Chair Mark Thoman became Township Supervisor […]

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With 29 years of service to residents of Downers Grove Township, Joan Nichols announced her retirement effective June 1, 2018. Joan worked in Human Services wearing many hats; including Dial-a-Ride coordinator, Passport services, RTA passes, and general office administrative work, as well as compiling information and reports for the Senior Advisory Committee and the SALT […]

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Supervisor Mark Thoman checks in: Two long overdue projects off the to-do list.

In August 2016 the Department of Homeland Security did an analysis of the Township building and identified several areas where employee and guest safety, security, and access could be improved. A walk through last year by the DGPD stressed that […]

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Downers Grove Township is pleased to announce we are cooperatively working on proactive suicide prevention as a participating stakeholder of the Youth in Crisis Coalition.

According to the CDC, suicide completion rates have surged to a 30-year high in America. As of 2016, the fastest rising age group for suicide completions are adolescents 10-14 […]

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On Saturday morning, May 19, Downers Grove Township held a brief Armed Forces Day ceremony for the over two hundred veterans, stretching back to The War of 1812, at Oak Crest and Oak Hill Township Cemeteries.

The Township Cemetery Foundation honored the veterans resting here with a boulder monument dedicated to the five branches of […]

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Highway Garage features “Drive Thru” Drop-Off

Downers Grove Township Highway Department, in cooperation with AVA E-Recycling of Addison IL, offers all Township residents recycling for electronics hardware products every third Saturday from 8am to noon at the Highway Garage located at 318 East Quincy Street, Westmont IL 60559. This service is very convenient. […]

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Pardon Our Dust!!

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Remodeling work beings April 9th.

Downers Grove Township begins interior construction on Monday, April 9th to replace doors, locks, and counter spaces in the Township building located at 4340 Prince Street in Downers Grove. Township offices will remain open with normal business hours during construction. The project timetable runs through the end of May.

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The third year of the Groot refuse contract begins April 1, 2018. The planned increases are as follows.

The Unlimited Program, which most residents have, will increase 59¢ (59 cents), from $19.57 to $20.16 per month.
The Fixed/Limited Program will increase .53¢ (53 cents) from $17.77 to $18.30 per month.
The Sticker Program […]

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By Denise Freese Dec. 18, 2017

This article appeared in the Suburban Life News SD Edition of December 13-19, 2017

The Downers Grove Township is a local government group that does a terrific job promoting important educational opportunities for students through partnerships and social activities.  Recognizing the valuable impact of these opportunities, St. Mary of […]

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LED Lighting Installed

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Improved workspace lighting saves money!

On November 10th and 11th while offices were closed, Downers Grove Township switched out 35 year old failing fluorescent fixtures to new LED panels all across the main floor. Almost 100 new LED light panels reduce eye strain on employees, and drastically reduce power consumption. Reduced power consumption leads to […]

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