Thursday, December 13, 2012
Business owners say sales were down between 30 and 50 percent during construction. They're hoping customers will return now that the project is near over.
Construction on 75th Street in Downers Grove, Darien and Woodridge is slated to end this month after 8 months of lane closures and traffic delays. "We are in completion stage [of the project] doing final striping and clean-up," DuPage County Board Vice Chairman John Curran told Patch. "Three lanes are open in each direction, and traffic is back to normal. It should be done by end of this week." Why 75th Street? The main objective of the project was to widen 75th Street from two lanes in each direction to three lanes between Woodward and Lyman Avenues. Additional road work has included: The project was needed to improve safety and design, say officials, noting that there were 91 reported accidents at Lemont and 75th Street from 2009 to …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Pass the Tzatziki sauce, it's time for a free lunch.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Did you know it's Free Gyros Day? That's right, the annual promotion by Kronos Foods is once again upon us. And that means thousands of the tasty Greek-American sandwiches are being handed out, gratis, to hungry patrons. Here's a look at the closest participating restaurants: Downers Grove Cozzi Corner, 1202 E. 75th St. Hinsdale Kronos Gyros and Cafe, 5800 Hinsdale Oasis, Unit 113-A Westmont Margie's, 6410 S. Cass Ave. For a complete listing and maps of participating restaurants, visit the Kronos website. You can redeem your coupon by visiting the official Free Gyros Day website. To see the "Making of a Gyro Cone," check out this fascinating 2009 New York Times video. Opa! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Community members can donate in several ways to help ease the medical costs for a Downers Grove boy struck by a car Feb. 26 in Darien.
Red bracelets supporting a Lakeview Junior High eighth-grader’s recovery are now available to a wider audience. Cozzi Corner Hot Dogs and Beef in Downers Grove will be selling the bands that say Hunter’s Hope for $1, as well as hosting a six-month long fundraiser to help the family pay medical costs. The 14-year-old Downers Grove boy remains hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries when he was struck by a car Feb. 26 while crossing Beller Drive in Darien with his bike. The hospital is not releasing any information about his condition. Last week the rubber bracelets were for sale only at Lakeview and Prairieview schools. In just that first week, students raised about $750. A Lakeview parent who wishes to remain anonymous launched …