| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:01 PM
Outbound Union Pacific Northwest Line Metra trains have resumed but are behind schedule after a train fatally struck a male pedestrian Tuesday afternoon in Des Plaines, officials said.
The man, who was in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Des Plaines Ald. Joanna Sojka, 7th, had already accomplished a great deal in her short time in public office, said Ald. Denise Rodd, 3rd, her colleague and friend.
But Rodd said she knew that if Sojka were able, she would have gone on to achieve much...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:13 PM
For the third time this summer, heavy storms shut down the Eisenhower Expressway after sewer back-ups caused flooding and buckling of the pavement near the Des Plaines River.
This morning’s heavy rain flooded the same stretch hit by a storm on...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 12:46 PM
As part of a continuing debate, two Des Plaines aldermen are urging the city's board of fire and police commissioners to reconsider a requirement that mandates all prospective firefighter new hires have a paramedic license to apply for the job.
| Aug 21, 2014
As is often the case in these "most-stolen" lists, the vehicles that are most popular with those who buy cars are commensurately popular with those who steal them. Of the top 10 popularly pilfered vehicles on the Des Plaines, Ill.,-based......
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Des Plaines Ald. James Brookman, 5th, would like the Des Plaines Fire Department to ditch a requirement that mandates prospective firefighter candidates have a paramedic license to qualify for the job.
The Des Plaines City Council recently approved an...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Federal authorities are investigating the disappearance of two semi-automatic rifles that the Des Plaines Police Department says it lost.
The weapons are M-16A1 rifles the Des Plaines Police received sometime in 2002 on a loan from the U.S. Department...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Tension between Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz and some city aldermen is running high while officials continue to debate the employment of administrative hearing officer Chris Cohen.
Cohen, a Glencoe-based attorney, former Chicago alderman and hearing...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Traffic was moving again on the Eisenhower Expressway this morning after flooding from heavy rains closed all lanes between Harlem Avenue and Mannheim Road.
Police blocked the westbound lanes at Harlem Avenue and the eastbound lanes at Mannheim Road...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:52 AM
A Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest line struck and killed a woman on a bicycle in Des Plaines on Thursday evening, an agency spokesman said.
Train 639, which left downtown Chicago at 5:12 p.m. and was due in Barrington at 6:17 p.m., struck the...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:01 PM
A sewer project aimed at relieving chronic flooding near the Park Ridge Country Club is on pause after aldermen balked at approving a more than $1 million engineering contract with the firm that has overseen the city's flood control work to date....