Posts by: Mark Thoman

File of Life Saves Lives

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A File of Life kit contains a standardized medical information card in a magnetic pouch which is designed to be placed on the front of a refrigerator. There is also a smaller card and pouch to be carried in a purse or wallet. These cards will help police and emergency response teams have instant […]

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Dial-A-Ride is a limited, curb-to-curb, shared-ride service for Downers Grove Township residents who are 65 and over, and for qualified persons with disabilities of any age. Riders with disabilities, who are UNDER 65, must have an RTA/ADA card.

In order to ride Dial-A-Ride, you must be a permanent resident of Downers Grove Township. Motels, hotels, […]

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Moving to the Future

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In 2018 DG Township Supervisor Mark Thoman worked with the Village of Downers Grove to align Township properties in Downers Grove with the Village Zoning Ordinance. Supervisor Thoman petitioned for all parcels to be consolidated and rezoned to a single INP-1 — small institutional — parcel. Downers Grove Township does not have the built-out space […]

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Supervisor Thoman reports in: “I was very pleased Jaci and I were invited to attend Family Shelter Service’s Open House Monday night, where they announced a new partnership with Metropolitan Family Services. These two charitable groups that focus on helping survivors of domestic violence have exceptional synergy, and the two joining forces will be more […]

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Supervisor Thoman: “I live in the Village of Downers Grove. Here’s my property tax bill and how it breaks out. I don’t pay 7,000 taxing bodies, I have thirteen on my bill.  Take a look at the pie chart. That little slice at the top? Springfield keeps shouting for you to believe that’s where all […]

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In 2011, Wendell Cox analyzed Townships in Illinois and published his findings.

Still true today: small government is good government.

You can read the original report here:  Local Democrarcy and the Townships of Illinois: A Report to the People

You can read the 2016 updated report here: 2016 Updated […]

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The Peer Led Life Skills program is making strides in the community. We partnered this year with District 99 for Operation Snowball and Westmont High School’s Take Care Day. Both programs advocate for teen mental health. The partnerships were a great success! Misty Boyd, our Prevention and Life Skills Coordinator created a workshop that […]

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For unincorporated residents, the refuse contract with Groot has been extended. The Township explored several options with Groot and both parties agreed to a single five-year extension of services to unincorporated residents.

The current rates in effect beginning April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019 will remain in place for one additional year without being […]

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Downers Grove Township Senior Advisory Committee (SAC)  and Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS) are sponsoring the next installment in our popular Senior Survival “Lunch & Learn” Series. The first seminar was well attended providing timely and important information about Senior Scams and Fraud, as well as, Medicare for 2019. Questions were welcome, and […]

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Local Job Fair

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People’s Resource Center is hosting it’s 4th Annual Career Fair on Thursday, March 14th from 9am until 12 noon. This is a great opportunity for job seekers! PRC will even provide interview clothing from their Clothes Closet. Click on flyer for larger image.

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City Barbecue will give 25% of the proceeds for attending participants (bring a flyer) to Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS) to support Senior programming and activities. Come out THIS Friday, February 1st between the hours of 10:30am -10:30pm and let them know, with your flyer, that it’s for FFDGTS!  

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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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