Posts by: Mark Thoman

Township crews have finished surveying damage and have picked up most tree damage that occured to trees on the Township’s unincorporated public right of ways (ROW). If there is damage remaining on trees in the public ROW, please contact the HIghway Department with an address.

There is no scheduled pick up of damage […]

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The 2nd Annual Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS)OktoberFest Fundraiser took place on October 3rd at Oak Trace Senior Living, a Lifespace Community. 

Oak Trace generously hosted the event, which is dedicated to improving senior living for our township seniors. Funds went directly to supporting Township senior programs, activities, resources and providing equipment […]

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There are many ways to be a part of a census. First stand up and be counted. Second, you can apply to be a census taker! People’s Resource Center(s) (both Wheaton & Westmont) are  hosting sessions with a representative from the US Census 2020 Team.  They will be on hand to answer questions about how to […]

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Pumpkin Smash!

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At both Downers Grove North and South campus parking lot locations, BYOP to a Pumpkin Smash!

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Supervisor Mark Thoman reports:

“We’re moving forward on the planned Township Center building that will provide significantly larger needed meeting space for Township residents, especially our seniors. It’ll also allow us to expand and dramatically improve accessibility of the FISH Food and Clothing Pantry.

“With the Capital Project Fund, we’ve saved up funds, […]

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Supervisor Mark Thoman reports in from Wayne Township:

“Honored to attend Wayne Township’s Saturday morning dedication of their newly expanded food and clothing pantry, and improved areas for senior and human services. Supervisor Randy Ramey and his fantastic crew, along with the not-for-profit volunteer organizations they work with daily, are well positioned to serve the growing […]

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Never Too Old To Learn!

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Supervisor Mark Thoman reports in:

“On Thursday I toured Glendale Heights Senior Center, mainly to study how they help Meals on Wheels stage and deliver to the surrounding area. Wow what a great facility!

“Thank you Village President Linda Jackson, Senior Services Manager Debbie McKenzie, and your terrific staff for meeting with me and letting me […]

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On Tuesday September 17, 2019 the Village of Downers Grove unanimously approved a Redevelopment Agreement with Downers Grove Township. The RDA applies a portion of available Ogden Avenue TIF dollars to the proposed facility project the Township has been working towards for the last three years, which is located within the Ogden Avenue TIF District. […]

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Youth In Crisis Coalition

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Downers Grove Township is proud to be a founding member of this coalition. Our Life Skills Instructors reach into over two dozen elementary and middle schools in our Township to teach grade appropriate material on how to deal with the effects of teasing, bullying, anxiety, depression that can lead to serious emotional issues as students […]

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Mark your calendars to come out and support Friends For Downers Grove Township Seniors, dedicated to supporting Township social services!

Here’s the link to donate! https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=ZWbK_PZQLHuy4XV8hZgXYdCBC5SLTePXi38ysVy1jMm6NB9Ree4ySGiBpKTH5FEyEEyDHW&country.x=US&locale.x=US

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On Tuesday September 10, 2019 the Village of Downers Grove took up a First Read of a proposed Redevelopment Agreement with Downers Grove Township to apply Ogden Avenue TIF dollars to the proposed facility project the Township has been working towards for the last three years. This agreement will help offset costs for compensatory […]

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It’s that time of year again! Saturday, September 28th, from 8am to 10:30am, at the Westmont Fire Department, 6015 South Cass Avenue, Westmont, the annual Senior Car Care Checkup Clinic is fast approaching. NO registration is required.

Bring in your car for a multipoint safety inspection and an AARP approved CarFit inspection and adjustment. Volunteer […]

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Please call to REGISTER now! On Thursday September 19th, from 11am to 1pm, please join us for the 5th Topic in our Senior Survival Series! Find out what you can do for yourself or a loved one in regards to aiding your hearing on a day-to-day basis. Bring home some valuable information.

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The Village of Clarendon Hills recently announced its participation in the Downers Grove Regional Peer Jury program. A Peer Jury is an alternative to court for first-time juvenile offenders of non-serious offenses, such as theft, vandalism, disorderly conduct, tobacco possession or underage drinking. The jury is comprised of high-school-aged student volunteers.

Clarendon Hills is currently […]

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Going into the Labor Day weekend and with recent rain, the Township will participate in a mosquito spraying of all unincorporated areas on Thursday, August 29th. These sprays occur after 9pm, and utilize environmentally safe insecticides that specifically target the mosquito species. The treatment of unincorporated areas of the Township is triggered by number of […]

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