The Last Time the Cicadas Were Here …

17 years ago, in 2007:

  • George W. Bush was President.
  • Illinois Senator Barack Obama launched his campaign for President.
  • The Tesla Roadster debuted.
  • Apple sold its first iPhone.
  • Beyoncé’s Irreplaceable was the #1 song of the year.
  • Netflix began streaming content.
  • J. K. Rowling finished The Deathly Hallows.
  • MySpace was worth 63 times the value of Facebook.
  • The Price Is Right aired its final episode hosted by Bob Barker.
  • Ground broke on the Chicago Spire.
  • The Dow hits an all-time high of 14,164.
  • Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel died.
  • The Boston Red Sox won the 2007 World Series in a four-game sweep against the Colorado Rockies.

And in Downers Grove…

  • The Village was celebrating the 175th anniversary of its founding.
  • The Village held the 25th Heritage Festival Street Fair. The event began on the anniversary of the founding.
  • The Village Council adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance.
  • Efforts to save the 1846 Blodgett House drove the creation of the Downers Grove Heritage Preservation Corporation.
  • The Historical Society recognized the iconic Brick Streets as the Historic Site of the Year.
  • The Village approved a new fire station [#2] at 5420 Main St.
  • A special use ordinance was approved for a residential/retail multi-use development on the northeast corner of Maple Avenue and Main street.
  • Ron Sandack took office as mayor of Downers Grove, succeeding Brian Krajewski.

More …

For more info about the cicadas, visit the Park District here.

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