Midwestern University breaks ground on medical complex


Midwestern University broke ground on a $120 million medical complex in Downers Grove this week that will combine teaching 250 students with providing affordable dental care to local residents.

“This is an awesome thing to be happening in this economy,” Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully said after joining other dignitaries to turn the first shovels of dirt at 3450 Lacey Road Monday. “It’s a great location and it will bring jobs and new residents to the area.”


Midwestern University to expand in Downers Grove

By Anna Marie Kukec


Midwestern University plans to build a community dental clinic, more parking facilities and additional upgrades at its Downers Grove campus in a $289.8 million project that started Monday.

The new facilities are expected to open in 2013 and bring an additional 500 students to the campus. The new clinic will staff full-time faculty overseeing hands-on education for students who will provide affordable dental care to residents of DuPage County. The project is expected to produce about 2,900 jobs for the region, including both construction positions and about 125 permanent long-term jobs.


County Board has New Leadership


DuPage County Board member John Curran is the new vice chairman of the County Board. Curran, who has served on the board for nearly three years, said he was honored to be appointed to the position.

“I have already served in a leadership role through some controversial issues that have come before the County Board and look forward to having that task on a more regular basis. The County Board members have a lot of tough choices to make in the near future and I plan to help guide us to positive resolutions for the taxpayers,” said Curran.