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Daily Herald
Duckworth asks regulators to aid tollway in dispute with Canadian Pacificis key to the tollway's plan to build the bypass on the airport's western edge,
Duckworth asks regulators to aid tollway in dispute with Canadian Pacific
Daily Herald / Posted 23 hours ago
is key to the tollway's plan to build the bypass on the airport's western edge, connecting to the Jane Addams Tollway in Des Plaines and the Tri-State Tollway near Franklin Park. Canadian Pacific argues that losing land at the yard would hurt... Read more
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Daily Herald
Senate candidates Murphy, Thillens differ on direction of the statechallenged by Republican Mel Thillens for a 4-year term representing the 28th d
Senate candidates Murphy, Thillens differ on direction of the state
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
challenged by Republican Mel Thillens for a 4-year term representing the 28th district, which includes large portions of Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Park Ridge and Schaumburg. It's neither a "red" nor "blue" district politically, though... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce seeks executive directorThe Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce is seeking candidates for the position of e
Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce seeks executive director
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce is seeking candidates for the position of executive director, who will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the 600-plus-member organization. Officials say the ideal candidate should have 7 to 10... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Fewer than 3 percent of nation's banks are minority institutionsChicago; Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan Association, Chicago; Internat
Fewer than 3 percent of nation's banks are minority institutions
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Chicago; Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan Association, Chicago; International Bank of Chicago; Millennium Bank, Des Plaines; National Republic Bank of Chicago; Pacific Global Bank, Chicago; Seaway Bank & Trust, Chicago; Urban Partnership... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Inside out: The decline of parole and the fundamentals of Canada’s penal systemmandatory release dates. Sean Fine examines whether it’s time to let them earn
Inside out: The decline of parole and the fundamentals of Canada’s penal system
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
mandatory release dates. Sean Fine examines whether it’s time to let them earn an early release by changing their attitudes, their resumés and themselves Partway through an eight-year prison stretch for trafficking in cocaine, Jason David came... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Northwestern Student Killed in Evanston Bike Crashwhile the crash is still under investigation, no citations were issued to the c
Northwestern Student Killed in Evanston Bike Crash
NBC Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
while the crash is still under investigation, no citations were issued to the cement truck operator, a 38-year-old man from Des Plaines. The crash is being investigated by the Evanston Police Department’s Traffic Bureau with the assistance of the... Read more
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New York Post
5 terrifying stories of clowns to make sure you never sleep againprobation. During his time in prison, Gacy’s first wife filed for divorce. Afte
5 terrifying stories of clowns to make sure you never sleep again
New York Post / Posted 2 days ago
probation. During his time in prison, Gacy’s first wife filed for divorce. After his release in 1970, he relocated to Des Plaines, Illinois, where he married his high school sweetheart, began a contracting business, and created Pogo the clown,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Man, brother-in-law sentenced in fraud caseA Des Plaines man was taken into custody Thursday after he and his brother-in-l
Man, brother-in-law sentenced in fraud case
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
A Des Plaines man was taken into custody Thursday after he and his brother-in-law pleaded guilty last week to defrauding the state of more than $450,000 in sales tax from their Crystal Lake gas stations, officials said. In August 2015, Attorney... Read more
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Daily Herald
Tollway gets one western bypass victory, but railroad land spat remainsfor land on O'Hare's western edge that will allow it to build a bypass connecti
Tollway gets one western bypass victory, but railroad land spat remains
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
for land on O'Hare's western edge that will allow it to build a bypass connecting to the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway, I-90 in Des Plaines and the Tri-State Tollway near Franklin Park. It's a giant step, but a dispute with the Canadian Pacific... Read more
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Northwest Herald
2 Crystal Lake gas station operators charged with defrauding state more than $450,000 in sales taxesFifty-year-old Kantibhai Patel of Des Plaines operated Goga Petroleum, 415 W. V
2 Crystal Lake gas station operators charged with defrauding state more than $450,000 in sales taxes
Northwest Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Fifty-year-old Kantibhai Patel of Des Plaines operated Goga Petroleum, 415 W. Virginia St. His brother-in-law, 46-year-old Dineshkumar Patel of Hanover Park, ran Gayatri Petroleum, 339 W. Virginia St., according to the release. In August 2015,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Oakton president donates raise for student scholarshipsthe previous two-year agreement she signed when she was promoted to president i
Oakton president donates raise for student scholarships
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
the previous two-year agreement she signed when she was promoted to president in March 2015. Smith's contract with the Des Plaines-based school now runs through June 2019. She is donating her $7,924 salary increase to the Oakton Educational... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines Fire Department hosts open houseThe Des Plaines Fire Department will be celebrating its 125th anniversary with
Des Plaines Fire Department hosts open house
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
The Des Plaines Fire Department will be celebrating its 125th anniversary with an open house Saturday, at Fire Station 63, 130 E. Thacker St. There will be a number of activities and demonstrations, including a technical rescue (11:45 a.m.), live... Read more
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Business Wire
Supply Chain Leaders Will Receive 2016 Thinkers & Movers AwardDES PLAINES, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2016 Thinkers & Movers Award, recognizi
Supply Chain Leaders Will Receive 2016 Thinkers & Movers Award
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
DES PLAINES, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2016 Thinkers & Movers Award, recognizing individuals whose innovative leadership has impacted supply chain thinking and practices, will be presented on September 26 to three outstanding professionals. Dr.... Read more
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Daily Herald
Senior transportation program provides a lift, companionshiptheir ride -- and book it at least one week in advance. Passengers come from A
Senior transportation program provides a lift, companionship
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
their ride -- and book it at least one week in advance. Passengers come from Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Constable: Fan's boyhood treasures go to Mr. Cubperson our family collectively loved," reads a line from an essay by Peter Burc
Constable: Fan's boyhood treasures go to Mr. Cub
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
person our family collectively loved," reads a line from an essay by Peter Burchard, 61, who grew up in a family of 12 in Des Plaines, served as village manager in Hoffman Estates and city manager in Naperville, teaches at Northern Illinois... Read more
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Daily Herald
2 cases of MRSA found at Naperville Central; Willowbrook High student diesHeights, but a new breakfast restaurant already is open in its place. Gail's Ca
2 cases of MRSA found at Naperville Central; Willowbrook High student dies
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Heights, but a new breakfast restaurant already is open in its place. Gail's Carriage Inn, which also has locations in Des Plaines and Buffalo Grove, opened at 306 E. Rand Road in Arlington Heights shortly after Honeyberry Cafe closed its... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines brothers face drug chargesTwo Des Plaines brothers were ordered held on $125,000 bail Wednesday on drug p
Des Plaines brothers face drug charges
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Two Des Plaines brothers were ordered held on $125,000 bail Wednesday on drug possession and armed violence charges. Carlos Ortiz, 33, and his brother Danny Ortiz, 29, were at a Rosemont steakhouse Tuesday when an off-duty police officer contacted... Read more
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Daily Herald
Gail's Carriage Inn opens Arlington Heights locationHeights, but a new breakfast restaurant already is open in its place. Gail's C
Gail's Carriage Inn opens Arlington Heights location
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Heights, but a new breakfast restaurant already is open in its place. Gail's Carriage Inn, which also has locations in Des Plaines and Buffalo Grove, opened at 306 E. Rand Road in Arlington Heights shortly after Honeyberry Cafe closed its... Read more
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Daily Herald
New playground 'for all' at Cumberland School in Des PlainesCumberland Elementary School in Des Plaines will dedicate a new "Play for All"
New playground 'for all' at Cumberland School in Des Plaines
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Cumberland Elementary School in Des Plaines will dedicate a new "Play for All" playground Friday afternoon. Des Plaines Elementary District 62 officials said the playground will serve the physical, social, visual, sensory, cognitive, and emotional... Read more
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Daily Herald
Taxpayers, students bridge funding gap for suburban community collegesCounty in Grayslake, Harper College in Palatine, McHenry Community College in C
Taxpayers, students bridge funding gap for suburban community colleges
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
County in Grayslake, Harper College in Palatine, McHenry Community College in Crystal Lake, Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove. "To address the severe budget reductions from the state of... Read more
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SaukValley.com
64 Kmarts closing; 6 in Illinoisannounced," said Sears spokesman Howard Riefs. Amid the closings, Kmart said i
64 Kmarts closing; 6 in Illinois
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
announced," said Sears spokesman Howard Riefs. Amid the closings, Kmart said it's experimenting with a new store format in Des Plaines designed to give the Kmart brand a boost and appeal to millennials. Kmart held a grand reopening for the Des... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Six Illinois Kmart stores closing by mid-Decemberin exchange for a years' rent, Riefs said. Amid the closings, Kmart said it's
Six Illinois Kmart stores closing by mid-December
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
in exchange for a years' rent, Riefs said. Amid the closings, Kmart said it's experimenting with a new store format in Des Plaines designed to give the Kmart brand a boost and appeal to millennials. Kmart held a grand reopening for the Des... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines apartment building plan moving alongDes Plaines aldermen Monday night seemed favorable to plans for a 7-story, 113-
Des Plaines apartment building plan moving along
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Des Plaines aldermen Monday night seemed favorable to plans for a 7-story, 113-unit downtown apartment building on the former Sim's Bowl site -- as long as it has enough parking. The city council's 8-0 first reading vote came only after aldermen... Read more
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Daily Herald
Pro boxer builds Palatine business, career"End of Watch," the finale to The New York Times best-selling trilogy, his soci
Pro boxer builds Palatine business, career
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
"End of Watch," the finale to The New York Times best-selling trilogy, his social media team contacted AmericanEagle.com in Des Plaines to build an online quiz to complement the new book and appear as a subsection on King's website. Stephanie... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Kirk ad accuses Duckworth of being 'terrible public servant'to success.” Rooney will represent the 27th Senate District in the northwest s
Kirk ad accuses Duckworth of being 'terrible public servant'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
to success.” Rooney will represent the 27th Senate District in the northwest suburbs, which includes Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Palatine and Rolling Meadows. (Monique Garcia) *Hang on to your ego: Ex-state Rep. Ron Sandack was known for a... Read more
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Daily Herald
7th Heaven to headline Des Plaines Fall Fest SundayDes Plaines Fall Fest is back for its eighth year at Lake Park, 2200 Lee St., a
7th Heaven to headline Des Plaines Fall Fest Sunday
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Des Plaines Fall Fest is back for its eighth year at Lake Park, 2200 Lee St., and continues from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday with free admission, free parking and free concerts. Fall Fest features a carnival with more than a dozen rides, a special kids... Read more
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Daily Herald
Northwest suburban police blotterp.m. Sept. 8 out of an unlocked 2002 Toyota Solara in a restaurant lot at 182 N
Northwest suburban police blotter
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
p.m. Sept. 8 out of an unlocked 2002 Toyota Solara in a restaurant lot at 182 N. McHenry Road. Value was estimated at $50.Des Plaines • A man was seen on a security video prying open a jewelry case around 3:32 p.m. Sept. 1 at Kmart, 1155 E.... Read more
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Daily Herald
Northwest suburban police blotter7:30 and 11:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in a business lot at 401 W. Half Day Road and stol
Northwest suburban police blotter
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
7:30 and 11:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in a business lot at 401 W. Half Day Road and stole a purse. Loss was estimated at $300.Des Plaines • A vandal shot a gun at a Nissan Sentra between 10 p.m. Sept. 5 and 8 a.m. Sept. 6 parked on the 500 block of... Read more
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Daily Herald
Mount Prospect police to crosswalk vigilantes: Please stopand talk to a guy like a guy."Tell us how you really feel Some people dislike
Mount Prospect police to crosswalk vigilantes: Please stop
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
and talk to a guy like a guy."Tell us how you really feel Some people dislike smoking. And then there's this sign maker in Des Plaines. According to a police report, a Des Plaines resident found an 8-by-10-inch cardboard sign propped up against a... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Race to Watch: Illinois House District 20Illinois' 20th House District. The district includes portions of Chicago’s Nor
Race to Watch: Illinois House District 20
NBC Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
Illinois' 20th House District. The district includes portions of Chicago’s Northwest Side, as well as parts of Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Schiller Park, Norridge, Harwood Heights, Niles, Rosemont and Franklin Park. McAuliffe has represented the... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Esther GuzzardoTuesday at St. Raymond de Penafort Parish, 301 South I-Oka Ave., Mount Prospect
Esther Guzzardo
SaukValley.com / Posted 9 days ago
Tuesday at St. Raymond de Penafort Parish, 301 South I-Oka Ave., Mount Prospect. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers, the Guzzardo family has asked that memorials be made to Hospice of the Rock River... Read more
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Kenosha News
Convenience store operator buys 40 acres in vicinity of Amazonsaid he did not expect to see immediate construction on the site. He added that
Convenience store operator buys 40 acres in vicinity of Amazon
Kenosha News / Posted 10 days ago
said he did not expect to see immediate construction on the site. He added that the acreage has “heavy environmental issues” that need to be addressed. The Kilbourn Road Ditch, part of the Des Plaines River watershed, runs through the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Fairs & fests: Art fairs, Oktoberfests, fall fests dominate weekendBarrington. Open to vintage, classic, exotic, muscle and antique cars and truck
Fairs & fests: Art fairs, Oktoberfests, fall fests dominate weekend
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
Barrington. Open to vintage, classic, exotic, muscle and antique cars and trucks. Food and music. Free. carshowfinder.org. Des Plaines Fall Fest: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept.... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Face Time with Diane MarkowskiWhere did you grow up? Des Plaines What’s your title at East? Dean’s assistant
Face Time with Diane Markowski
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
Where did you grow up? Des Plaines What’s your title at East? Dean’s assistant How long have you worked here? Ten years Is there anything specific you like about it? The kids make you stay young. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago City Council set to approve Emanuel's water tax increaseof Villa Park. Democrats also placed a $349,656 buy to run through the end of
Chicago City Council set to approve Emanuel's water tax increase
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
of Villa Park. Democrats also placed a $349,656 buy to run through the end of October for appointed Sen. Laura Murphy, of Des Plaines. She is being challenged by Republican Mel Thillens, of Park Ridge. (Rick Pearson) *Police plan critics, wait in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
New waterfront bridge designed for North Sidethe North Side at the site of the Riverview Bridge project. The report laid ou
New waterfront bridge designed for North Side
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
the North Side at the site of the Riverview Bridge project. The report laid out a vision to make the Chicago, Calumet and Des Plaines rivers more accessible, inviting and cleaner by years 2020, 2030 and 2040. The Riverview Bridge project calls... Read more
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Daily Herald
Developer proposes warehouse in Carol StreamA Des Plaines developer's proposal to build an industrial warehouse in Carol St
Developer proposes warehouse in Carol Stream
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
A Des Plaines developer's proposal to build an industrial warehouse in Carol Stream without a specific tenant in mind could become the second such speculative project taking shape near North Avenue. The Missner Group has not formally applied for... Read more
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Daily Herald
Northwest suburban police blotterpanels between 9 and 10 a.m. Sept. 5 on a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck
Northwest suburban police blotter
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
panels between 9 and 10 a.m. Sept. 5 on a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on the 0-100 block of Villa Verde Drive.Des Plaines • Burglars stole a step ladder and sump pump between Aug. 21 and 30 out of an attached garage at a home on the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Man beaten, robbed of $7,000 in casino parking lotthat he was beaten and robbed of $7,000 cash early Sunday morning in the parkin
Man beaten, robbed of $7,000 in casino parking lot
Daily Herald / Posted 13 days ago
that he was beaten and robbed of $7,000 cash early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Rivers Casino, according to a Des Plaines police report. The report states that the victim was playing craps in the casino when a while male in his 40s... Read more
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Northwest Herald
45-old motorcyclist in critical condition after unincorporated Nunda Township crash, police saywith injuries that were considered life threatening. The driver of the 2011 Ha
45-old motorcyclist in critical condition after unincorporated Nunda Township crash, police say
Northwest Herald / Posted 13 days ago
with injuries that were considered life threatening. The driver of the 2011 Harley Davidson, a 64-year-old man from Des Plaines, was treated at the scene and released with minor injuries, police said. There were no passengers on either... Read more
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Daily Herald
Construction starts soon on $90 million redevelopment project in Des PlainesConstruction is expected to begin soon on a $90 million redevelopment of the fo
Construction starts soon on $90 million redevelopment project in Des Plaines
Daily Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Construction is expected to begin soon on a $90 million redevelopment of the former Littelfuse industrial site in Des Plaines with a mix of apartments and townhouses geared to millennials. Buckingham Properties plans to build 24 townhouse buildings... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lester: Some problems at Elgin Mental Health Center lingerled Murphy, of Palatine, to leave the legislature and take a post at Mac Strate
Lester: Some problems at Elgin Mental Health Center linger
Daily Herald / Posted 13 days ago
led Murphy, of Palatine, to leave the legislature and take a post at Mac Strategies Group, a public affairs firm headed by Des Plaines native Ryan McLaughlin? McLaughlin tells me he'd been thinking for some time about expanding the firm and... Read more
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Daily Herald
Should state keep road money in a 'lockbox'?alert This sounds painful: IDOT is warning of closures on Touhy Avenue between
Should state keep road money in a 'lockbox'?
Daily Herald / Posted 13 days ago
alert This sounds painful: IDOT is warning of closures on Touhy Avenue between Elmhurst and Mount Prospect roads in Des Plaines from Monday through Sept. 22 so the Union Pacific Railroad can repair its crossing. Touhy will be closed at the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Off-leash passes now on sale in Cook CountyPreserves of Cook County, are now available for 2016-17. Off-leash locations a
Off-leash passes now on sale in Cook County
Daily Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Preserves of Cook County, are now available for 2016-17. Off-leash locations are: Beck Lake, 1000 N East River Rd in Des Plaines; Bremen Grove, 16061 Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park; and Miller Meadow, 2175 S. 1st St in Forest Park. Buy... Read more
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Daily Herald
Forest View alumni reminisce at long-closed school's open houseshoes,'" Bringe said. "One of the kids cut the soles off his shoes and wore the
Forest View alumni reminisce at long-closed school's open house
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
shoes,'" Bringe said. "One of the kids cut the soles off his shoes and wore the tops." Former student Cathy Pitzaferro of Des Plaines described the "E" building, where "greasers" with leather jackets hung out. "You didn't want to go by E... Read more
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NBC Chicago
$300K Lottery Ticket Sold on Chicago's Northwest Sidedate to claim the prize by signing the back of the ticket and taking it to an I
$300K Lottery Ticket Sold on Chicago's Northwest Side
NBC Chicago / Posted 14 days ago
date to claim the prize by signing the back of the ticket and taking it to an Illinois Lottery prize center in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield or Fairview Heights, lottery officials said. The retailer will receive a bonus of $3,000,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Northwest suburban police blotterSmokehut, 1140 W. Lake-Cook Road. The door remained locked and nothing appeared
Northwest suburban police blotter
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Smokehut, 1140 W. Lake-Cook Road. The door remained locked and nothing appeared to be missing. Damage was estimated at $500.Des Plaines • A home invader stole a laptop computer between 1 and 9 p.m. Aug. 27 from a kitchen counter at a home on the... Read more
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Daily Herald
9/11 inspired a new generation of firefighters in the suburbsthe Elgin Fire Department, became the first in his family to join the fire serv
9/11 inspired a new generation of firefighters in the suburbs
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
the Elgin Fire Department, became the first in his family to join the fire service. There wasn't a "light bulb moment" for Des Plaines firefighter Kevin Murphy, but 9/11 made him re-evaluate his life and consider a firefighting career. "After 9/11,... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Geneva man wins $100k in instant lottery ticket“I plan to pay bills and invest,” Bob Gamboni said when he presented his winnin
Geneva man wins $100k in instant lottery ticket
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
“I plan to pay bills and invest,” Bob Gamboni said when he presented his winning ticket at the Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines, the release stated. “He is an awesome, awesome regular customer,” said 7-Eleven owner Therese Davison. “He buys... Read more
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Daily Herald
Track repairs to close portion of Touhy in Des PlainesUnion Pacific Railroad track repairs will close Touhy Avenue immediately west o
Track repairs to close portion of Touhy in Des Plaines
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Union Pacific Railroad track repairs will close Touhy Avenue immediately west of Mount Prospect Road in Des Plaines starting Monday, officials said. A detour will direct eastbound Touhy traffic north on Elmhurst Road, east on Oakton Street and south... Read more
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