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Daily Herald
Memorial Day observances across the suburbs todayon First Street and Three Oaks Road. Proceeds south on First Street and ends at
Memorial Day observances across the suburbs today
Daily Herald / Posted 17 hours ago
on First Street and Three Oaks Road. Proceeds south on First Street and ends at the Cary Veterans Park. caryillinois.com. Des Plaines Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. today, at the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion, 2200 Lee St. Includes a performance by... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines police treating boy's fall from sixth-story window as accidentA 5-year-old boy's fall from a sixth-floor window at a downtown condominium is
Des Plaines police treating boy's fall from sixth-story window as accident
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
A 5-year-old boy's fall from a sixth-floor window at a downtown condominium is being investigated as an accident, Des Plaines police said Sunday. Authorities were called to the Landmark condominium at 711 S. River Road about 1:48 p.m. Saturday after... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
FULL LIST: Chicago-area Memorial Day Massesat 10:30 a.m. at the following locations on Monday: All Saints Catholic Cemete
FULL LIST: Chicago-area Memorial Day Masses
WGN TV Chicago / Posted yesterday
at 10:30 a.m. at the following locations on Monday: All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 700 North River Road, Des Plaines Ascension Catholic Cemetery, 1920 Buckley Road, Libertyville Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 19500 South Cottage... Read more
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Daily Herald
Will fantasy sports prevail where casinos, horse racing have not?interests that have been either fighting off competition or trying to expand he
Will fantasy sports prevail where casinos, horse racing have not?
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
interests that have been either fighting off competition or trying to expand here for years. Casinos, particularly the Des Plaines-based Rivers Casino, have tried to paint fantasy sports initiatives as an attempt to expand gambling in the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines boy hospitalized after six-story fallA 5-year-old boy was hospitalized Saturday after falling from a sixth-floor win
Des Plaines boy hospitalized after six-story fall
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
A 5-year-old boy was hospitalized Saturday after falling from a sixth-floor window of a Des Plaines condo building. According to Des Plaines police, officers were called about 1:48 p.m. to the Landmark condominium building, 711 S. River Road, on a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Des Plaines boy, 5, falls from 6th floor windowA 5-year-old boy fell from the sixth floor of his condominium in Des Plaines Sa
Des Plaines boy, 5, falls from 6th floor window
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
A 5-year-old boy fell from the sixth floor of his condominium in Des Plaines Saturday afternoon, police said. Officers went to the home in the 700 block of South River Road after the boy fell from a window onto a mulched area in the back of the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Emission test requirement, holiday weekend spur long linesinto a busy road with some drivers reporting delays of up to one hour. "I wasn
Emission test requirement, holiday weekend spur long lines
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
into a busy road with some drivers reporting delays of up to one hour. "I wasn't too excited about it," said Luke Rutka of Des Plaines. "I don't remember it being all that bad in the past. It was ironic ... we were waiting, idling for an hour and... Read more
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Valley Free Press
Somonauk students celebrate year of helping cancer patientsschool year and the end of their year-long fundraising efforts for Lemons of Lo
Somonauk students celebrate year of helping cancer patients
Valley Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
school year and the end of their year-long fundraising efforts for Lemons of Love (LOL), a nonprofit organization based in Des Plaines that creates care packages for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments. “I shaved my head because my... Read more
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Daily Herald
Travelers arriving early at O'Hare despite improvements in TSA linesAirport Friday, but passengers are still wary. "I was so worried last night I
Travelers arriving early at O'Hare despite improvements in TSA lines
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Airport Friday, but passengers are still wary. "I was so worried last night I couldn't sleep," said Gary Vien, a former Des Plaines resident. "I had a bad dream that the line was all the way out to the parking lot." After Transportation... Read more
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Daily Herald
District 211 already complies with new disciplinary lawwill replace its contract with the North Cook Young Adult Academy, which is rel
District 211 already complies with new disciplinary law
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
will replace its contract with the North Cook Young Adult Academy, which is relocating its nearest site from Palatine to Des Plaines. The new program differs from the programs District 211 runs at Academy-North in Palatine and the Higgins... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Josephine BarberFrank Barber Dec. 15, 1946, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on May 25, 198
Josephine Barber
Bureau County Republican / Posted 3 days ago
Frank Barber Dec. 15, 1946, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on May 25, 1986. She was employed at Sanofi Drug in Des Plaines for many years until her retirement. Survivors include one daughter, Judy (Greg) Foster of Wautoma, Wis.; one... Read more
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Daily Herald
Fight to fund schools in Springfield; Elgin city manager leavingand students of Shimer effective beginning with the fall 2017 term. Full story.
Fight to fund schools in Springfield; Elgin city manager leaving
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
and students of Shimer effective beginning with the fall 2017 term. Full story.Apartments for ages 62 and older proposed in Des Plaines A developer plans to build studio and one-bedroom apartments for those age 62 and older on the site of a... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Wife of CPS Teacher Killed in Crash Files SuitR. Komada, 54, died after the chain-reaction crash that happened about 10 a.m.
Wife of CPS Teacher Killed in Crash Files Suit
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
R. Komada, 54, died after the chain-reaction crash that happened about 10 a.m. April 30 on southbound I-294 near Touhy in Des Plaines, Illinois State Police said at the time. Komada — the director of the technology department at Taft High School,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Apartments for ages 62 and older proposed in Des Plainesto build studio and one-bedroom apartments for those age 62 and older on the si
Apartments for ages 62 and older proposed in Des Plaines
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
to build studio and one-bedroom apartments for those age 62 and older on the site of a shuttered manufacturing plant in Des Plaines. Pontarelli Cos. is proposing to construct a 4-story, 80,000-square-foot building on a parcel occupied by the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Sunstar Americas brings 400 new jobs to Schaumburgby the Archdiocese of Chicago. It was designed by Itasca-based Heitman Architec
Sunstar Americas brings 400 new jobs to Schaumburg
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
by the Archdiocese of Chicago. It was designed by Itasca-based Heitman Architects and built by Peak Construction Corp. of Des Plaines. The three-story building north of the tollway and east of Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament features a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Cupich, bishops to celebrate Cemetery Field Masses Memorial Day, May 30Day Mass times in and around Lake County include: • All Saints Catholic Cemete
Cupich, bishops to celebrate Cemetery Field Masses Memorial Day, May 30
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Day Mass times in and around Lake County include: • All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 700 N. River Road, Des Plaines. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Celebrant, Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert, retired auxiliary bishop of Chicago. • Ascension... Read more
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The Mendota Reporter
Mendota Reporter Josephine Barberwas preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Louis; and two sisters. Jos
Mendota Reporter Josephine Barber
The Mendota Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Louis; and two sisters. Josephine was employed at Sanofi Drug in Des Plaines for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, baking and quilting. Leave condolences online at... Read more
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Daily Herald
Car show calendarCruisers Motorcycle Touring Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of th
Car show calendar
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Cruisers Motorcycle Touring Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Elks Lodge, 495 Lee St., Des Plaines. Breakfast rides, May through October, leave at 9 a.m. on the first and third Sundays from McDonald's on Route... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Riley School District 18 board approves interim superintendent hireCommunity Unit School District 223, Conkling said in an email. Prior to retirem
Riley School District 18 board approves interim superintendent hire
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Community Unit School District 223, Conkling said in an email. Prior to retirement, he was a superintendent in both Des Plaines and Rock Island, as well. Willis declined to make any comments because his contract is not yet finalized,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Oakton professors to get raises, unless state legislation advancesa property tax freeze or pension cost shift that could hinder the college's fin
Oakton professors to get raises, unless state legislation advances
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
a property tax freeze or pension cost shift that could hinder the college's finances, officials said. Professors at the Des Plaines-based school are due to receive a pool of raises averaging 2.98 percent a year over the course of the contract,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Northwest suburban police blotterShe said Hannah stood at the door and blocked the victim's way by opening and c
Northwest suburban police blotter
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
She said Hannah stood at the door and blocked the victim's way by opening and closing the door. Their court date is June 28.Des Plaines • Two men stole nine packages of heartburn medication around 3:09 p.m. May 17 from Walgreens, 17 W. Golf Road.... Read more
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Daily Herald
Villa Park man wins $750,000 LottoMidday Lotto drawing, but he let the win sink in for a few months before taking
Villa Park man wins $750,000 Lotto
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Midday Lotto drawing, but he let the win sink in for a few months before taking his ticket to the lottery prize center in Des Plaines. Ardmore Station Liquors received a bonus of $7,500 for selling a winning ticket. Noehrenberg said he plans to... Read more
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Daily Herald
Northwest suburban police blotter10:30 and 11:30 p.m. May 10 from a tool cart at a factory workstation at Vapor
Northwest suburban police blotter
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
10:30 and 11:30 p.m. May 10 from a tool cart at a factory workstation at Vapor Bus International, 1010 Johnson Drive.Des Plaines • Ivan V. Stoiljkovic, 31, of the 1100 block of Gunderson Avenue, Oak Park, was arrested around 4 a.m. May 10 at... Read more
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Daily Herald
Viking-ship project meets passions of Libertyville man-- but he is hammering them in by hand, just like the Vikings did. He got a lo
Viking-ship project meets passions of Libertyville man
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
-- but he is hammering them in by hand, just like the Vikings did. He got a lot of the oak for the body at Owl Lumber in Des Plaines. Otherwise, "his commitment to authenticity is amazing," said Tom Masill of Riverwoods, who has a boat at Larsen... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Clean water: Chicago takes a leapcontribute as well. The Stickney plant, for instance, discharges into the Sanit
Clean water: Chicago takes a leap
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
contribute as well. The Stickney plant, for instance, discharges into the Sanitary and Ship Canal, which flows into the Des Plaines River, and eventually reaches the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. Chicago water district officials... Read more
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Daily Herald
Memorial Day weekend in suburbs: Parades, tributes and moreRoad, north of Checker Drive, Buffalo Grove. The ceremony is hosted by Kingswoo
Memorial Day weekend in suburbs: Parades, tributes and more
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Road, north of Checker Drive, Buffalo Grove. The ceremony is hosted by Kingswood United Methodist Church. (847) 398-0770. Des Plaines Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion, 2200 Lee St., Des Plaines.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
From the Ferris wheel to 'The Skyline': How would you ignite Chicago tourism?Comfort Food, where people can explore Chicago's culinary obsession with char d
From the Ferris wheel to 'The Skyline': How would you ignite Chicago tourism?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
Comfort Food, where people can explore Chicago's culinary obsession with char dogs, trace the rise of Big Macs (remember, Des Plaines is home to one of the first McDonald's restaurants) and learn the evolution of Tootsie Rolls and M&Ms? We... Read more
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Daily Herald
Sunstar Americas sets grand opening for Schaumburg facilityby the Archdiocese of Chicago. It was designed by Itasca-based Heitman Architec
Sunstar Americas sets grand opening for Schaumburg facility
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
by the Archdiocese of Chicago. It was designed by Itasca-based Heitman Architects and built by Peak Construction Corp. of Des Plaines. The three-story building north of the tollway and east of Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament features a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Mariano's brass to talk to Des Plaines residents ThursdayOfficials from the Mariano's grocery store under construction in Des Plaines wi
Mariano's brass to talk to Des Plaines residents Thursday
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Officials from the Mariano's grocery store under construction in Des Plaines will talk about the project Thursday night at Alderman Dick Sayad's 4th Ward meeting. They joined city and park district officials at a ceremonial groundbreaking last month... Read more
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Daily Herald
Cupich, auxiliary bishops to lead Memorial Day cemetery servicesMasses will be held at 10:30 a.m. at locations including: All Saints Catholic C
Cupich, auxiliary bishops to lead Memorial Day cemetery services
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Masses will be held at 10:30 a.m. at locations including: All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 700 N. River Road, Des Plaines, with celebrant the Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert, retired auxiliary bishop of Chicago; Ascension Catholic... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Kane County Sheriff's Office reports• Jose S. Contreras, 26, of the 1800 block of Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, was c
Kane County Sheriff's Office reports
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
• Jose S. Contreras, 26, of the 1800 block of Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, was charged May 13 with driving without a license and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident following a crash at Route 25 and May Lane in St. Charles Township. • Fox... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Hundreds try out for 'The Price is Right'celebrity, auditioned with her daughter, Kassie Hendrickson. Another man with a
Hundreds try out for 'The Price is Right'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
celebrity, auditioned with her daughter, Kassie Hendrickson. Another man with a famous name, 65-year-old Howard Stern, of Des Plaines, Ill., brought his 92 year-old mom, Lucille, as his good-luck charm. "This is the first time I've been out in a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lester: Where will suburban homeless go after Journeys cuts?Magers by showcasing his work in a series of pieces reported by Paul Meincke. M
Lester: Where will suburban homeless go after Journeys cuts?
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Magers by showcasing his work in a series of pieces reported by Paul Meincke. Meincke (who many of you know as a longtime Des Plaines resident and scoutmaster) will report at 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and at 5 and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Magers'... Read more
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Daily Herald
Smooth running for Des Plaines River canoe marathonPaddlers overflowed with compliments for the Des Plaines River after Sunday's 5
Smooth running for Des Plaines River canoe marathon
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Paddlers overflowed with compliments for the Des Plaines River after Sunday's 59th annual running of the Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon. "It was gorgeous. The river is beautiful," Neil Wiesner-Hanks said as he and paddling partner Beth... Read more
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Daily Herald
New Des Plaines park board president appointedJames Grady was appointed president of the Des Plaines Park District board by h
New Des Plaines park board president appointed
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
James Grady was appointed president of the Des Plaines Park District board by his fellow commissioners at their recent May meeting. Grady, a Realtor and manager of the Re/Max Suburban office in Mount Prospect, has previously served as board... Read more
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines holds Spring Fun FairDes Plaines got ideal weather for its ninth annual Spring Fun Fair, which offer
Des Plaines holds Spring Fun Fair
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Des Plaines got ideal weather for its ninth annual Spring Fun Fair, which offers a variety of family friendly activities and is put on by community organizations in the community. Highlights include the Pooch, Pet & Pedal Parade, Touch-a-Truck... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
This time Trump may be rightclosed a St. Charles factory while moving production to Mexico and is shifting
This time Trump may be right
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
closed a St. Charles factory while moving production to Mexico and is shifting customer service work from Des Plaines to Mexico as well. “As a global company focused on delivering for our customers and shareholders, Honeywell... Read more
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Daily Herald
Storm drain stenciling meant to educate public on pollutantssaid. Storm drains in Lake Zurich lead to Flint Creek and eventually the Fox R
Storm drain stenciling meant to educate public on pollutants
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
said. Storm drains in Lake Zurich lead to Flint Creek and eventually the Fox River or to Buffalo Creek and ultimately the Des Plaines River, explained Andrea Larson, municipal engineer with Manhard Consulting Ltd., a Vernon Hills firm that advises... Read more
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Daily Herald
Collar counties a bright spot as region's population dipsnumber of residents lost in 2015, Illinois leads by a wide margin. "People are
Collar counties a bright spot as region's population dips
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
number of residents lost in 2015, Illinois leads by a wide margin. "People are going to go where the jobs are," said Des Plaines City Manager Michael Bartholomew. "It stems from the uncertainty of the current (state) budget crisis, among... Read more
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Daily Herald
Northwest suburban police blottersunglasses. Value was estimated at $148. Her court date is June 24. • Jose Cas
Northwest suburban police blotter
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
sunglasses. Value was estimated at $148. Her court date is June 24. • Jose Casas, 58, of the 7500 block of Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines, was arrested around 1:59 p.m. May 2 at Wal-Mart in the Mount Prospect Plaza, Rand and Central roads and charged... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
From the Ferris wheel to 'The Skyline': How would you ignite Chicago tourism?Comfort Food, where people can explore Chicago's culinary obsession with char d
From the Ferris wheel to 'The Skyline': How would you ignite Chicago tourism?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
Comfort Food, where people can explore Chicago's culinary obsession with char dogs, trace the rise of Big Macs (remember, Des Plaines is the home of the first McDonald's franchise) and learn the evolution of Tootsie Rolls and M&Ms? We envision a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Renewed push for Lee Street tollway exit in Des PlainesMore than two years since talk surfaced about a possible eastbound Lee Street e
Renewed push for Lee Street tollway exit in Des Plaines
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
More than two years since talk surfaced about a possible eastbound Lee Street exit on the Jane Addams Tollway, some Des Plaines and Rosemont officials are making a renewed push for it, saying it would be an economic boon for the area. And Illinois... Read more
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Daily Herald
Plan would let casinos in on fantasy sports bettingabout legalizing Internet gaming, that should be a comprehensive law," said Pau
Plan would let casinos in on fantasy sports betting
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
about legalizing Internet gaming, that should be a comprehensive law," said Paul Gaynor, who represents Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. Some casinos would like to see a plan that would allow other kinds of Internet gambling. Lawmakers sponsoring... Read more
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Daily Herald
Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights fire departments settle differencesover as interim chief last summer. Since then, department representatives have
Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights fire departments settle differences
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
over as interim chief last summer. Since then, department representatives have met with the Elk Grove, Elk Grove Township, Des Plaines and Prospect Heights departments, he said. Lambel said that one area where he believed improved coverage is... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Gas explosion reported in unincorporated Des PlainesDES PLAINES, Ill. -- Northwest suburban fire crews were called to the scene of
Gas explosion reported in unincorporated Des Plaines
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Northwest suburban fire crews were called to the scene of an explosion in an unincorporated area near Des Plaines this morning. The explosion happened in the bottom unit of a two-story an apartment building in the 9900 block of... Read more
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Daily Herald
Retiring Palatine Palatine High School choir director oversees last concert Fridayexecutive mansion. "It makes it so worthwhile. I've had a great career and a lo
Retiring Palatine Palatine High School choir director oversees last concert Friday
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
executive mansion. "It makes it so worthwhile. I've had a great career and a lot of great experiences." Sivak taught in Des Plaines School District 62 before moving to Palatine High 15 years ago. He said he had time during his years as an... Read more
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Daily Herald
Gas explosion causes wall collapse at Maine Township apartmentscollapse, authorities said. Emergency responders are on the scene of the three
Gas explosion causes wall collapse at Maine Township apartments
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
collapse, authorities said. Emergency responders are on the scene of the three-story building at 9955 Linda Lane near Des Plaines after being dispatched at 9:15 a.m. There were no injuries reported, according to the North Maine Fire Protection... Read more
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Daily Herald
Read this summer -- for the fun of itearn a prize for reading three, six or nine books and can keep reading after fo
Read this summer -- for the fun of it
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
earn a prize for reading three, six or nine books and can keep reading after for more entries in the end-of-summer drawing.Des Plaines Public Library, June 4-July 31 (grades 6-12 through Aug. 27) Kids from birth to fifth grade can join the youth... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Some Chicago neighborhoods, suburbs lag in housing recovery, study saysareas, although it is still down 16.7 percent since the peak. Oak Park/Cicero r
Some Chicago neighborhoods, suburbs lag in housing recovery, study says
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
areas, although it is still down 16.7 percent since the peak. Oak Park/Cicero remains down 25 percent. Hoffman Estates/Streamwood is still almost 24 percent under peak levels. Park Ridge/Des Plaines and Evanston/Skokie are still down about 23 perce... Read more
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Daily Herald
Memorial set for longtime Des Plaines businessmanRoger Spiegler spent 40 years managing the men's department at the legendary do
Memorial set for longtime Des Plaines businessman
Daily Herald / Posted 12 days ago
Roger Spiegler spent 40 years managing the men's department at the legendary downtown Des Plaines department store bearing his family's name. It was an era of mom-and-pop customer service, when your salesman knew your name, knew what you liked and... Read more
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