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Daily Herald
Des Plaines-area man arrested in connection with burglariesAn 18-year-old Des Plaines-area man was behind bars Sunday facing charges stemm
Des Plaines-area man arrested in connection with burglaries
Daily Herald / Posted 18 hours ago
An 18-year-old Des Plaines-area man was behind bars Sunday facing charges stemming from a pair of recent home burglaries, Cook County authorities said. Humberto Moran is charged with two counts of residential burglary after Cook County Sheriff's... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Man, 18, accused of Des Plaines area burglariesAn 18-year-old man is expected to appear in court Sunday afternoon accused of t
Man, 18, accused of Des Plaines area burglaries
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 hours ago
An 18-year-old man is expected to appear in court Sunday afternoon accused of two home burglaries near Des Plaines over the weekend, police said. Humberto Moran, of an unincorporated area near Des Plaines, was charged with two counts of residential... Read more
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Daily Herald
St. Alphonsus' future rests on last-minute fundraisingFor some families in the community surrounding St. Alphonsus Liguori School, la
St. Alphonsus' future rests on last-minute fundraising
Daily Herald / Posted 22 hours ago
For some families in the community surrounding St. Alphonsus Liguori School, last week's Catholic Schools Week promotions may have been the first time they became aware of the small school located on a low-traffic residential street in Prospect... Read more
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Daily Herald
Americaneagle.com named 'Partner of Year'DES PLAINES -- For the second consecutive year, Americaneagle.com has been reco
Americaneagle.com named 'Partner of Year'
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
DES PLAINES -- For the second consecutive year, Americaneagle.com has been recognized by Progress as the 2015 Telerik Sitefinity North American Partner of the Year. To be recognized as a Telerik Sitefinity Partner of the Year, a company must show... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Two Democrats seek nomination in Stephenson County Board District B race Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM FREEPORT —
Two Democrats seek nomination in Stephenson County Board District B race
The Journal-Standard / Posted 2 days ago
Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM FREEPORT — Republican Don Kraft seems destined to survive the March 15 primary election but he’ll have to... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Drug testing at your fingertips: Unique test examines nail clippings because "kids aren't honest"DES PLAINES, Illinois -- It’s a new tool to test for drugs and alcohol in child
Drug testing at your fingertips: Unique test examines nail clippings because "kids aren't honest"
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 3 days ago
DES PLAINES, Illinois -- It’s a new tool to test for drugs and alcohol in children and teens and it’s right at your fingertips. “The kids that we’re seeing, we’re struggling with getting accurate information about what they are actually doing,” said... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines-based Operation North Pole expanding to help childrenOperation North Pole, the Des Plaines-based charity that organizes an annual tr
Des Plaines-based Operation North Pole expanding to help children
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Operation North Pole, the Des Plaines-based charity that organizes an annual train ride and winter festival for sick children, is throwing a fundraiser next week to help expand its reach. The Santa Sampler culinary fundraiser Monday night at the... Read more
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Denver Post
Golden 911 dispatch may move, but service expected to stayGOLDEN — At Golden's City Hall and Police Department, anyone can walk in during
Golden 911 dispatch may move, but service expected to stay
Denver Post / Posted 4 days ago
GOLDEN — At Golden's City Hall and Police Department, anyone can walk in during regular hours, pick up a phone with a direct line to dispatch and use it to report a minor auto accident, pick up a hotel or food voucher, or request a VIN... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Comcast to provide faster Internet option in McHenry County areaThe new network technology already market tested in Philadelphia and Atlanta pr
Comcast to provide faster Internet option in McHenry County area
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
The new network technology already market tested in Philadelphia and Atlanta promises to deliver 1-gigabit-per-second Internet service connected through standard residential and commercial cables and the company’s existing cable plant. “Combined... Read more
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Daily Herald
#TBT Gallery looks back at suburban garden clubsAccording to the National Garden Clubs website, the first garden club in Americ
#TBT Gallery looks back at suburban garden clubs
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
According to the National Garden Clubs website, the first garden club in America was founded in January 1891, by the Ladies Garden Club of Athens, Georgia. Since then, local garden clubs have sprung up across the country including many in the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Northwestern University Police Lieutenant Charged With Child PornA Northwestern University police lieutenant has been placed on administrative l
Northwestern University Police Lieutenant Charged With Child Porn
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
A Northwestern University police lieutenant has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with child pornography for taking inappropriate photos of a teenage girl, according to police. Ronald Godby, 53, was charged with manufacturing... Read more
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Business Insurance
Illinois roofing contractor cited for fall hazardsAn Illinois roofing contractor is facing $115,500 in proposed fines from federa
Illinois roofing contractor cited for fall hazards
Business Insurance / Posted 4 days ago
An Illinois roofing contractor is facing $115,500 in proposed fines from federal regulators for exposing its workers to fall hazards. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Norridge, Illinois-based Ziggy’s Roofing Inc. after... Read more
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Daily Herald
Fire leaves 6-unit Rosemont apartment building uninhabitableA 3-story Rosemont apartment building was deemed uninhabitable after a fire the
Fire leaves 6-unit Rosemont apartment building uninhabitable
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
A 3-story Rosemont apartment building was deemed uninhabitable after a fire there Wednesday morning, authorities said. A resident of the 6-unit building at 9591 Maple Drive phoned 911 dispatchers at 9:54 a.m. to report her apartment was on fire,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Mystery behind what's coming to vacant Des Plaines building revealedThe mystery behind what's coming to a long-vacant building in Des Plaines has b
Mystery behind what's coming to vacant Des Plaines building revealed
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
The mystery behind what's coming to a long-vacant building in Des Plaines has been revealed. Wolf Road Hot Dogs plans to open in April on the southeast corner of Wolf and Algonquin roads, where an ice cream stand once operated but closed some time... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Charges dropped in huge pot bust after judge quashes cop search of truckThree men who were allegedly caught with more than a ton of pot saw the charges
Charges dropped in huge pot bust after judge quashes cop search of truck
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Three men who were allegedly caught with more than a ton of pot saw the charges against them dropped after a Cook County judge ruled that police did not have enough probable cause to search their truck. Prosecutors dropped charges of possession of... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines aldermen keep taxpayer-funded health careDes Plaines aldermen voted Monday night to keep the taxpayer-funded health insu
Des Plaines aldermen keep taxpayer-funded health care
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Des Plaines aldermen voted Monday night to keep the taxpayer-funded health insurance benefits they and other city elected officials receive. Only two aldermen, Denise Rodd and Don Smith, and Mayor Matt Bogusz spoke in favor of ending the benefits --... Read more
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Daily Herald
From stoic to irate -- Metra riders react to today's fare hikesAfter the sticker shock of a 10.8 percent fare hike in 2015, many Metra commute
From stoic to irate -- Metra riders react to today's fare hikes
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
After the sticker shock of a 10.8 percent fare hike in 2015, many Metra commuters seemed resigned to a smaller increase that goes into effect today. But they want their money's worth. And that means on-time trains and limited delays, riders... Read more
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Daily Herald
Redefining 'college-ready'; a treat for 'Downton Abbey' fansWhat's it mean to be college- and career-ready? Dist. 214 has a new answer Nor
Redefining 'college-ready'; a treat for 'Downton Abbey' fans
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
What's it mean to be college- and career-ready? Dist. 214 has a new answer Northwest Suburban High School District 214 wants to change the definition of what it means to be college- and career-ready in America. Superintendent David Schuler, who also... Read more
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Daily Herald
Suburban anglers gear up for fishing season at Schaumburg expoThe Schaumburg Convention Center quickly filled with fishing enthusiasts of all
Suburban anglers gear up for fishing season at Schaumburg expo
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
The Schaumburg Convention Center quickly filled with fishing enthusiasts of all ages Sunday for the final day of the 4th annual Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo. Young children learned how to fly fish and tie their own flies in one part of... Read more
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Daily Herald
Could Islamic center suit against Des Plaines be resolved this year?Des Plaines officials believe the federal government's suit against the city fo
Could Islamic center suit against Des Plaines be resolved this year?
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Des Plaines officials believe the federal government's suit against the city for refusing to allow a Bosnian Islamic center to open could be resolved this year, and potentially settled out of court. City Manager Mike Bartholomew said while it's... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Stephenson County officials rally to fill leadership vacancies Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 5:24 PM Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 5:24 PM FREEPORT —
Stephenson County officials rally to fill leadership vacancies
The Journal-Standard / Posted 9 days ago
Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 5:24 PM Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 5:24 PM FREEPORT — A Stephenson County Board selection committee may know the name of the next county administrator as soon as... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Man Fatally Shot in Car Outside Suburban HomeA 33-year-old man was found fatally shot in his car outside his home in a south
Man Fatally Shot in Car Outside Suburban Home
NBC Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
A 33-year-old man was found fatally shot in his car outside his home in a southwest suburb Wednesday in what witnesses called an “assassination.” Police said the shooting happened just after noon Wednesday in the 3700 block of Forest Avenue in... Read more
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Sherbrooke Record
Sherbrooke Phoenix 2015-16 rosterThe 2015-16 roster for the Sherbrooke Phoenix, as announced by the team yesterd
Sherbrooke Phoenix 2015-16 roster
Sherbrooke Record / Posted 9 days ago
The 2015-16 roster for the Sherbrooke Phoenix, as announced by the team yesterday. Two goalies, eight defencemen and 13 forwards made the 23-man roster. Sherbrooke opens the regular season on Sept. 11. Goalies #1 Evan Fitzpatrick*, 17, St. John’s,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines residents paint 'peace' poles for refurbished parkAs many as six "peace" poles will be designed and installed by residents at a s
Des Plaines residents paint 'peace' poles for refurbished park
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
As many as six "peace" poles will be designed and installed by residents at a south side Des Plaines park now undergoing renovations, park district officials said. The painted wooden poles, some measuring as high as 12 feet, will likely be placed at... Read more
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Daily Herald
Northwest suburban police blotter• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innoce
Northwest suburban police blotter
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. • Thieves stole packages between noon Jan. 6 and noon Jan. 7 left in a lobby at a building on the 3300 block of Carriageway. Value was estimated... Read more
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Daily Herald
How social service cuts will hurt recovering addicts, veteransShirley Protis brushes some crumbs off Andy's face as he finishes his lunch. "
How social service cuts will hurt recovering addicts, veterans
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Shirley Protis brushes some crumbs off Andy's face as he finishes his lunch. "Who is that?" he asks, pointing at the woman in the purple sweater putting away dishes. "That's Despina. She's your wife," Protis tells Andy Kyriazes. They've been... Read more
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Daily Herald
Mount Prospect keeps up with neighbors when it comes to incentive offeringsMount Prospect is keeping up with surrounding communities in offering incentive
Mount Prospect keeps up with neighbors when it comes to incentive offerings
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Mount Prospect is keeping up with surrounding communities in offering incentives to attract and retain businesses, Community Development Director William Cooney said in a report to the village board this week. Cooney said the findings come from a... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Stephenson County administrator takes job in Des Plaines Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 4:17 PM Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 4:17 PM FREEPORT —
Stephenson County administrator takes job in Des Plaines
The Journal-Standard / Posted 12 days ago
Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 4:17 PM Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 4:17 PM FREEPORT — Stephenson County will have a third administrative opening after Feb. 19, when County Administrator John Light... Read more
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Daily Herald
Northwest suburban police blotter• Fernando Gonzalez, 30, of the 2300 block of West Morse, Des Plaines, was arre
Northwest suburban police blotter
Daily Herald / Posted 12 days ago
• Fernando Gonzalez, 30, of the 2300 block of West Morse, Des Plaines, was arrested around 12:31 p.m. Jan. 18 at Juno Lighting, 1300 S. Wolf Road, and charged with obstructing identification. His court date is Feb. 8. • Fabian A. Cazarees, 18, of... Read more
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Daily Herald
Former Oakton college leader Lee named president emeritaFormer Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee has been given the di
Former Oakton college leader Lee named president emerita
Daily Herald / Posted 12 days ago
Former Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee has been given the distinction of president emerita by the college board of trustees. Lee, who retired last June after 20 years as president and a total of 30 years at the Des Plaines-based... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Chicago physician dies while on PH medical missionMORTON GROVE, Illinois–A member of the medical mission organized by the Philipp
Chicago physician dies while on PH medical mission
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
MORTON GROVE, Illinois–A member of the medical mission organized by the Philippine Medical Association of Chicago (PMAC) suffered a massive heart attack and died on January 22, just after the conclusion of the group’s medical event in his native... Read more
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Daily Herald
Maine West vs. Elk Grove girls basketballThe Maine West High School girls basketball team hosted Elk Grove High School o
Maine West vs. Elk Grove girls basketball
Daily Herald / Posted 13 days ago
The Maine West High School girls basketball team hosted Elk Grove High School on Monday, Jan. 25, in Des Plaines. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner: No good excuse for lack of state budgetDays before he's set to give his State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner
Rauner: No good excuse for lack of state budget
Daily Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Days before he's set to give his State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner said there's "no good excuse" for the lack of a state budget leading to widespread cuts to social services by one of the state's biggest agencies. On Friday, Lutheran... Read more
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Daily Herald
How Gurnee's new logo came from IndonesiaIn need of a fresh logo quickly and at low cost, one Lake County town put out a
How Gurnee's new logo came from Indonesia
Daily Herald / Posted 13 days ago
In need of a fresh logo quickly and at low cost, one Lake County town put out a request online -- and had it filled by someone in Indonesia. Rather than a strike a traditional contract with a design firm of consulting company, Gurnee used the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lester: Why Elgin won't have water problems like FlintThere are some parallels between Elgin and Flint, Michigan, on the surface. Bot
Lester: Why Elgin won't have water problems like Flint
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
There are some parallels between Elgin and Flint, Michigan, on the surface. Both are older, diverse cities with industrial roots. And both tap into a local river for their drinking water. But in the wake of revelations of toxic lead levels in... Read more
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Daily Herald
Space a main barrier in Dist. 15, suburban districts' full-day kindergarten planMore suburban school districts are offering full-day kindergarten, but one of t
Space a main barrier in Dist. 15, suburban districts' full-day kindergarten plan
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
More suburban school districts are offering full-day kindergarten, but one of the largest Northwest suburban districts says it simply doesn't have the room. Educational organizations, including the Illinois Association of School Administrators, say... Read more
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Daily Herald
Did red-light cameras cut crashes? Not always, analysis showsThe saving grace for getting a $100 ticket from a red-light camera is the belie
Did red-light cameras cut crashes? Not always, analysis shows
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
The saving grace for getting a $100 ticket from a red-light camera is the belief that the expensive fine could reduce crashes and even save lives. But that's not always what happens, a Daily Herald analysis of 55 intersections across 29 suburbs... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
State service provider forced to make major cuts in the Stateline due to the budget impasseIllinois is now in its seventh month without an agreement on a state budget. L
State service provider forced to make major cuts in the Stateline due to the budget impasse
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 15 days ago
Illinois is now in its seventh month without an agreement on a state budget. Luther Social Services of Illinois says it's one of the most recent agencies feeling the effects of the sate's budget impasse. "After 7 months of not being paid by these... Read more
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Daily Herald
Shoppers turned away due to apparent gas leak at Des Plaines Jewel-OscoSaturday morning shoppers were being turned away at a Des Plaines grocery store
Shoppers turned away due to apparent gas leak at Des Plaines Jewel-Osco
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Saturday morning shoppers were being turned away at a Des Plaines grocery store due to an apparent gas leak inside the store. Des Plaines firefighters responded to Jewel-Osco at Elmhurst Road and Dempster Street, and all doors were opened to air the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Southwest Suburban Woman Wins $4M from Scratch-OffA southwest suburban woman won’t have to wait on her tax refund to splurge afte
Southwest Suburban Woman Wins $4M from Scratch-Off
NBC Chicago / Posted 16 days ago
A southwest suburban woman won’t have to wait on her tax refund to splurge after winning $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket “I am absolutely shocked. I can’t even think straight!” Marie Baio of Burbank said when turned in the winning... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lutheran Social Services cuts 30 programs due to state budgetAn array of social services -- from suburban drug and mental health services to
Lutheran Social Services cuts 30 programs due to state budget
Daily Herald / Posted 16 days ago
An array of social services -- from suburban drug and mental health services to help for homebound senior citizens -- were shuttered Friday and staff members laid off because Illinois has failed to pay the provider during a budget standoff that soon... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Big Lutheran social agency cuts 750 jobs amid budget impasseLutheran Social Services of Illinois said today that it would cut more than 750
Big Lutheran social agency cuts 750 jobs amid budget impasse
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 16 days ago
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois said today that it would cut more than 750 jobs and more than 30 programs because of the state budget deadlock. The budget impasse “has severely challenged LSSI's ability to provide services to those in need,"... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Big Lutheran social agency slashes jobs, programs amid budget impasseLutheran Social Services of Illinois said today that it would cut more than 750
Big Lutheran social agency slashes jobs, programs amid budget impasse
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 16 days ago
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois said today that it would cut more than 750 jobs and over 30 programs because of the state budget deadlock. The budget impasse “has severely challenged LSSI's ability to provide services to those in need," Mark... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines mayor touts 'banner year' for economic developmentDes Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz Thursday touted big building projects as evidence
Des Plaines mayor touts 'banner year' for economic development
Daily Herald / Posted 17 days ago
Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz Thursday touted big building projects as evidence of a "banner year" for economic development, in his annual Address to Business. Bogusz pointed to significant commercial projects, such as a Mariano's grocery store and... Read more
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Daily Herald
Missing Wood Dale couple found The Wood Dale Couple who had been reported missing Tuesday were found Wednesd
Missing Wood Dale couple found
Daily Herald / Posted 18 days ago
The Wood Dale Couple who had been reported missing Tuesday were found Wednesday just after 9 p.m. in Deerfield. Wood Dale Deputy Chief Mike Rivas said both 87-year-old Donald Warren, founder of the Rosemont-based... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines aldermen clash over hiring event plannerA Des Plaines City Council decision to hire a part-time special events planner
Des Plaines aldermen clash over hiring event planner
Daily Herald / Posted 18 days ago
A Des Plaines City Council decision to hire a part-time special events planner came after the city's two longest-serving aldermen clashed over how quick the decision should have been made. Alderman Dick Sayad sought to postpone the hiring Tuesday... Read more
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Daily Herald
Williams to run as independent in 9th DistrictAfter being removed from the Republican ballot for having too few signatures on
Williams to run as independent in 9th District
Daily Herald / Posted 18 days ago
After being removed from the Republican ballot for having too few signatures on his petitions, David Earl Williams III announced he will run as an independent candidate for Congress in the 9th District. That means incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky,... Read more
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MLive.com
Michigan lawmakers want action on Asian carpLANSING, MI — Michigan legislators are tired of this carp. On Wednesday, Jan.
Michigan lawmakers want action on Asian carp
MLive.com / Posted 18 days ago
LANSING, MI — Michigan legislators are tired of this carp. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Michigan Senate natural resources committee passed a resolution supporting the hydrologic separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds in order... Read more
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Daily Herald
Most colleges covering, for now, grants state fails to payMost suburban community colleges will float students money for grants that are
Most colleges covering, for now, grants state fails to pay
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
Most suburban community colleges will float students money for grants that are tied up in Illinois' budget standoff, but at least one college says it's considering a tuition increase to help make up for a lack of state funding. "We weren't going to... Read more
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Daily Herald
Dist. 62 hires new superintendentDes Plaines Elementary School District 62's next superintendent, a one-time inn
Dist. 62 hires new superintendent
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
Des Plaines Elementary School District 62's next superintendent, a one-time inner-city educator recognized as a principal of the year, was hired Tuesday to do what he says is his dream job. Invoking the late Martin Luther King Jr. a day after the... Read more
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