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Des Plaines

Des Plaines
One of Chicago's closest and oldest satellites blends homes with business and industrial districts.
One of Chicago's closest and oldest satellites blends homes with business and industrial districts. « Show less

Top Des Plaines Articles

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  • Park Ridge aldermen balk at pricetag for flood work

    Park Ridge aldermen balk at pricetag for flood work
    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....
  • Farmers markets: Northern Cook county

    Farmers markets: Northern Cook county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. WEDNESDAY French Market in Winnetka 4-8:30 p.m., June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30, Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road at Gage Street. Northbrook 7 a.m.-1 p....
  • Fewer than 3 percent of nation's banks are minority institutions

    Fewer than 3 percent of the nation’s 6,730 banks are minority institutions, but that’s still a bigger percentage than a decade ago, according to a study released Monday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The FDIC defines a “...
  • Des Plaines Oasis dismantling begins

    Des Plaines Oasis dismantling begins
    Commuters along the I-90 Jane Addams Memorial Tollway are beginning to see the skeletal structure of the Des Plaines Oasis dismantled and removed this summer. "The reason we have to remove the Des Plaines Oasis is it's a structure over the road and...
  • California Is the Golden State...for Car Thieves

     
    While vehicle theft is on track to reach its lowest levels in nearly a half-century, the state of California now lays claim to more "hot spots" for the crime than ever. Golden State metropolitan areas occupy a record nine of......
  • Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum

    Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum
    The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf. Illinois law allows municipalities and...
  • Glenview police reports: Woman charged with criminal damage to property

    Glenview police reports: Woman charged with criminal damage to property
    The following items were taken from Glenview police reports: A 47-year-old Glenview woman was arrested July 17 at 12:32 p.m. and charged with criminal damage to property along the 1600 block of Waukegan Road. A 57-year-old Glenview man was arrested...
  • Man gets 65 years for West Side shooting in 2012

    Man gets 65 years for West Side shooting in 2012
    A northwest suburban man has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for shooting a man five times and beating him with the gun outside a West Side tire shop in 2012. According to a press release from the the Cook County state's attorney's office,...
  • New Maine Township assessor appointed

    New Maine Township assessor appointed
    For the first time in almost 30 years, Maine Township has a new assessor. In an appointment this week, township trustees selected fellow board member Susan Moylan Krey to fill the role left by the death of long-time assessor Tom Rueckert. "It's a...
  • Hearing upholds firing of coach in hazing scandal

    A state-appointed hearing officer has upheld the decision by Maine Township High School District 207 to fire a former soccer coach and tenured teacher connected to hazing allegations at Maine West High School. In a 62-page report, hearing officer...
  • Take-home cars put officials on hot seat

    Take-home cars put officials on hot seat
    Fourteen Des Plaines fire and police personnel take home city-owned vehicles, but Ald. Dick Sayad, 4th, would like to cut that number to four. The issue spurred a debate among aldermen, City Manager Michael Bartholomew, Police Chief William Kushner...
  • Des Plaines supports tax incentive for building

    Des Plaines supports tax incentive for building
    Des Plaines officials said they hope that, if Cook County approves an application for a property-tax incentive the board recently backed, the construction of a proposed new building could bring permanent jobs to the community. Liberty Property Trust has...