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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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Downers Grove Township houses the Fish Food Pantry within our building. This non-profit organization provides much needed food and clothing and has been in existence for almost 48 years, 32 of those years at the township.

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A host of statistics suggests that American children are experiencing stress at new levels: suicides among adolescents have quadrupled since the 1950s; only 36 percent of 7th graders agreed with the statement “I am happy with my life;” http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/how-stress-affects-your-child/
Middle School students are offered stress management lessons by our Life Skills Teachers. For […]

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An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held on Saturday February 11, 2017, 8am – 4pm at the township office. Drivers age 50 or older will learn defensive driving techniques, safe driving strategies, new traffic laws, and rules of the road. Participants will qualify for a discount on their car insurance. Lunch is provided. Call […]

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Since 1985 the Downers Grove Township has been the caretaker of Oak Hill/Oak Crest Cemeteries. Oak Hill and Oak Crest cemeteries are located between Maple Avenue and Howard Street, in unincorporated Downers Grove, and Lisle Township.

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Our new class of Senior Citizens

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Baby Boomers comprise the largest and fastest growing segment of our Township population. Understanding this new generation of seniors in terms of needs, desires and goals is extremely important to planning for life after 65. The nineteen year age span takes in a lot of territory. Many boomers our still raising children, planning for their […]

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One of the greatest pleasures of working within the Township community has been the incredible opportunity to teach and engage youth with important life skills information at an early age, watch them grow and begin to utilize these skills more fully. Additionally, role playing and guiding our students through drug refusal skills, in this day […]

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Founded in 1946 and with a current staff of 3350, one of the country’s premier research labs, Argonne National Laboratories, is in Downers Grove Township.

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“I Learned Something New!”

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Hot, Hot, Hot was the 90-degree weather on Saturday, September 23rd. It may have slowed down Township seniors, but did not keep them away from the Annual Car Care Clinic at the Westmont Fire Department. Over 40 cars were brought to the event for a safety inspection!

Grateful seniors took advantage of this unique opportunity […]

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Smoking weed can cause a drop in grades, dropping out or sports/activities, frequent suspension, skipping classes, mood swings, decreased family involvement, increased fighting with siblings, sleeping in class, depression, temper outbursts and more! Does this describe you or someone you care about? (http://www.rosecrance.org/) 81% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders report they get […]

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Two-thirds of kids say that upsetting their parents or losing the respect of family and friends is one of the main reasons they don’t smoke marijuana or use other drugs. Have you set clear rules and talked to your kids about marijuana? (http://www.drugfree.org/) 83% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders say their parents […]

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Downers Grove Township employs Human Services staff and a Case Worker who can provide information, resources, assistance (if qualified), connections, collaborations and education for youth and help for seniors. For more information on our programs, visit our website at www.dgtownship.com or call us at (630) 719.6610.

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One study shows that teens who use  marijuana are more likely to use other drugs, especially prescription drugs. Heroin use is linked to the use of prescription drugs. (https://www.samhsa.gov/) 97% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders say they have not used marijuana in the past 30 days. (Illinois Youth Survey 2016)

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Advance Health Care Directives are written, legal instructions that enable you to express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. A Living Will describes the type and extent of medical treatment that you desire for end-of-life medical care. A Durable Power of Attorney for Health […]

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The General Assistance office takes applications for the Low Income Energey Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is a program that helps with heating bills during the winter season. For qualifying households, a one-time payment is made directly to both heating and electricity suppliers. The program cycle runs from September to the end of May each year. […]

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