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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 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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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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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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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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Learning how to frame goals as SMART goals and being willing to adjust them to get SMARTer is an important skill that would help every student get off to a better start and have a better school year, this year and into the future. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/smart-goal-setting-with-students-maurice-elias Life Skills teachers teach middle school students how to […]

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Downers Grove Township provides a Prescription Drug Savings Program with a Coast2CoastRX Card. For more information contact our Supervisor’s Office at (630) 719-6610 or visit the following link: http://www.dgtownship.com/?s=Coast+to+Coast

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There are fifty-seven banks, savings and loans and credit unions currently being assessed in Downers Grove Township.

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Teens who do not participate in after school programs/activities are nearly 3X more likely to skip school classes, use marijuana and other drugs, drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and engage in sexual activity. (afterschoolalliance.org)

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There are seven primary villages within Downers Grove Township: Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Westmont and Willowbrook. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 146,795 and it contained 60,438 housing units.

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In 2016 there were a total of 58,557 parcels in Downers Grove Township. 57,321 were locally assessed parcels and 1,236 were non-homestead exemption parcels. If you have questions, you can contact our Assessor’s Office at (630) 719-6630.

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