When I'm out in the suburbs, I always go to The Chalkboard in Aurora for my teaching supplies. However, I went to their Downer's Grove branch and it is fantastic! They have a lot more space than the Aurora store (although I continue to go to the Aurora store - it is nice and the staff are helpful), and they have a large selection of toys as well. The DG store looks more like a classroom, and has a lot more learning supplies like you would use in an early childhood classroom. The Chalkboard also offers cash back certificates as you spend for you to use on your next purchase.