Posts by: Mark Thoman

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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The Township was pleased to participate in State Rep David Olsen’s first Senior Fair event. The majority of House District 81 is in our Township,. Rep. Olsen’s commitment to his senior constituents is commendable.

Township Senior Services Coordinator Hanna Benioff, Trustee Karen Kelly, and Office Manager Joan Nichols handed out information on senior […]

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Township Supervisor Mark Thoman will accept applicant information for a Township Trustee vacancy on the Board of Trustees that will occur effective June 30th, 2017. Interested residents should mail, email, or drop off a resume and cover letter on or before 4:30pm on Friday June 30, 2017. No applicants will be accepted after […]

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Unincorporated are residents participating in the Groot refuse service will be entering Year Two of the Township’s three year contract beginning April 1, 2017. February 2016 marked the beginning of the three year contract with Groot Industries Inc. to provide unincorporated residents of Downers Grove Township with competitively priced refuse service. There are four options […]

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Our Life Skills program will be quite busy over the next two months, leading up to the Winter Break at the local schools.  We will be visiting and teaching at seven different schools in the area before the end of December.

Eighth Grade Classes O’Neill Middle School – November 9th – 13th ATOD Prevention Clarendon […]

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Helpful Links

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Up-to-date information and resources on parenting, drug and violence prevention, and mental health services for youth and families.

Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association (IADDA) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) […]

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Our year is off to a great start! Our school-based life skills programs have begun. The adult-monitored teen-led Westview Hills Middle School program has started its monthly core and booster curriculum sessions. Talented high school youth from our Township have been trained to facilitate the program. Of course, some added benefits for these high school […]

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