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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A village of northeast Illinois, a manufacturing suburb of Chicago. Population: 49,100.


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  • For the quarter ended July 2, the Downers Grove, Ill., company reported a profit of $111 million, or 19 cents a share, down from a year-earlier profit of $187 million, or 28 cents a share.

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  • But the Downers Grove, Ill.-based company, which had sought at least $20 per share, rejected the offer as too low.

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  • When laying out your goals, you need to make sure that you don't come across as entitled or unhappy with your current position, says Al Johnson, the founder of Inspiratude Coaching Solutions, a Downers Grove, Ill.-based firm that specializes in coaching young professionals.

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  • On Friday, the Downers Grove, Ill., food conglomerate said it plans to split into two publicly traded companies in early 2012 while unveiling a special dividend of about $3 a share.

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  • Still, Apatoff said the Downers Grove, Ill., company will credit the customers' accounts to give them the sale price, even if they don't ask for it.

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  • As soon as I read the story -- and learned that Korwitts is based in Downers Grove, IL, which is quite close to our Chicago home -- I knew I had to meet her.

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  • "The whole concept is to promote responsibility and help the children understand this is a very important financial endeavor," says Donald Duncan , a certified financial planner based in Downers Grove, Ill.

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  • The expected move is likely to squelch what had been a mounting auction for the Downers Grove, Ill.-based company.

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  • Despite weak enrollments at its namesake university, the Downers Grove, Ill.-based company's revenue is continuing to grow thanks to a diverse portfolio of educational programs, which range from certificates in medical billing to MBAs.

    DeVry CEO Looks Abroad After Hard Tests

  • The board of the Downers Grove, Ill., company plans to meet at the end of this week to evaluate its options.

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