Posts by: Mark Thoman

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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On Thursday, September 21, 2017 the DG Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a Resolution opposing a proposed asphalt batching facility at 9900 S. Rt.83, in the SE corner of unincorporated DG Township. The Resolution can be found here.

Township Supervisor Mark Thoman, who spoke against the proposed facility at the DuPage County ZBA […]

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From Supervisor Mark Thoman: “The Village of Downers Grove revised their Zoning Ordinance and created a new INP-1 class of properties that applies to us. In order to bring our location in line with the new zoning classification, we are voluntarily petitioning the Village to consolidate our five contiguous properties and rezone them to a […]

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The DuPage County Forest Preserve District is developing a Plan for the Future and wants to hear from residents! The District’s comprehensive master-plan process will help guide projects and initiatives over the next five years. The planning process depends on community input gathered from hosting public meetings at locations throughout the county.

District 2 — Sept. 26, […]

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Township Supervisor Mark Thoman will accept applicant resumes with cover letters for a Township Trustee vacancy on the Board of Trustees that occurred effective September 1, 2017. Interested residents should mail, email, or drop off a resume and cover letter on or before 4:30pm on Friday September 29, 2017. No applicants will be […]

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On Saturday, September 23th, 2016, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, the Downers Grove Township S.A.L.T. council (Seniors & Lawmen Together) will hold its Fourth Annual Senior Car Care Safety and Car Fit Clinic.

This event is FREE to older residents of Downers Grove Township. It will be held at the Westmont South Fire Station, […]

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Please join State Rep. David Olsen and Downers Grove Township Assessor Greg Boltz on Saturday, September 9th, from 10am-12pm at the Downers Grove Library. Rep Olsen and Assessor Boltz will be joined by Assessor John Trowbridge from Lisle Township, and Assessor Jean Kelly from DuPage Township, Will County presenting this session. There will also be […]

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Please join State Rep. Patti Bellock and Downers Grove Township Assessor Greg Boltz to learn about the process for determining your property taxes and how to appeal if you are being over-assessed.

Thursday. September 7th
Kettering Hall
The Community House
415 W. Eighth Street, Hinsdale

Please RSVP by contacting State Rep. Patti […]

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EDWARD P. SMITH

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With sadness and our condolences to his immediate and extended family, we regret to inform you on the passing of a good friend and dedicated public servant.

EDWARD P. SMITH age 78 of Shorewood IL, formerly of Newark IL and originally of Downers Grove IL. Edward was employed with Downers Grove Township for 48 […]

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Peer Jury Program Update

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RE: Peer Jury Program

Effective July 25, 2017, the Peer Jury program administered by the Human Services Department of Downers Grove Township has been suspended.

DG Township Supervisor Mark Thoman released the following update:

We are pleased and encouraged to see residents following up on the consensus reached as a direct result of frank discussions […]

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Mosquito Spraying

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Due to increased trap counts of disease-carrying mosquito Culex species, there will be a mosquito spraying of unincorporated areas on Wednesday July 13 and/or Thursday July 14 depending on the weather. These sprays occur after 9pm, and utilize environmentally safe insecticides that target the disease vector mosquito species. The treatment of unincorporated areas of the […]

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