Posts by: Mark Thoman

AARP offers free tax preparation services by appointment only for senior citizens 65 and older, and qualifying low income residents. Don’t wait until the last minute! Days and times are limited!    DOWNERS GROVE TOWNSHIP LOCATIONS: Downers Grove Park District Lincoln Center 935 Maple Avenue Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 630.963.1300 to schedule an appointment
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Stay Warm!

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Stay warm in cold weather. These are the winter 2019 Warming Centers located within Downers Grove Township. A warming center is a short-term emergency shelter that operates when temperatures or a combination of precipitation, wind chill, wind and temperature become dangerously inclement. Their paramount purpose is the prevention of death and injury from exposure to […]

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People’s Resource Center (PRC) has just launched a series of 8 Job Assistance Workshops at Downers Grove Public Library. The workshop will help residents of any age understand resume writing in our “tech” age, phone interviewing, salary negotiation, multi-generational communication and job searching. Additionally, the Westmont location has a variety of computer classes for all […]

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Any Federal employees currently furloughed due to the current Federal government shut down may receive food assistance at the FISH Food Pantry, located at Downers Grove Township, 4340 Prince, Downers Grove IL 60515.  The Food Pantry is open Monday and Friday from 9am until Noon. Please bring a Federal ID.

This assistance will continue for […]

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Teen Resiliency Workshops

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Downers Grove Township, as a member of the Youth In Crisis Coalition, is pleased to promote events that reinforce our shared mission of helping youth. From our good friends and fellow coalition member NAMI

Trouble handling expectations, school, and stress?  You’re normal, and we can equip you with some ways to deal better!  […]

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Dial-A-Ride Contract with PACE Renewed for 2019

The Township is pleased to continue providing Dial-A-Ride for 2019. Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb shared ride service for Downers Grove Township residents who are 65 and over. It is also a service for qualified persons with disabilities of any age. In order to ride Dial-A-Ride […]

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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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