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Des Plaines

Des Plaines
One of Chicago's closest and oldest satellites blends homes with business and industrial districts.
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One of Chicago's closest and oldest satellites blends homes with business and industrial districts.
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  • Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise

    Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise
    After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
  • 2 killed in chain-reaction crash on I-294

    2 killed in chain-reaction crash on I-294
    A man and woman were killed this morning on I-294 in Cook County after a semitrailer truck rear-ended a vehicle, causing a six-vehicle chain-reaction crash, officials said. The crash happened at 5:47 a.m. on the I-294 Southbound at milepost 33.5 near...
  • Ex-Des Plaines cop suing city

    Ex-Des Plaines cop suing city
    A Des Plaines police sergeant once accused of domestic battery is suing the northwest suburb, claiming Des Plaines still owes him money and hasn't kept promises made under a settlement agreement. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court,...
  • Fire Chief: Smoking a possible cause of fatal Des Plaines fire

    Fire Chief: Smoking a possible cause of fatal Des Plaines fire
    Investigators are trying to determine if smoking in bed caused the fire in northwest suburban Des Plaines early Monday that claimed the life of 48-year-old Sandra Lupy and destroyed the home where she lived with her father, according to Fire Chief Alan...
  • Cook might bet on taxing slot machines, video gambling

    Cook might bet on taxing slot machines, video gambling
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on every slot machine and video poker game in the county as she puts the final touches on the budget proposal she will present Thursday, aides said. Owners of gambling devices would be...
  • 'Devil You Know' series examines John Wayne Gacy killings

    'Devil You Know' series examines John Wayne Gacy killings
    Investigation Discovery's "Devil You Know" this week looks into another aspect of Chicago-area serial killer John Wayne Gacy: How his actions affected those who loved him. Gacy, a successful Des Plaines businessman and community volunteer who performed...
  • Coal tar industry fights bans on sealants

    Coal tar industry fights bans on sealants
    When officials in suburban Des Plaines read about the hazards of spreading cancer-causing coal tar on playgrounds, parking lots and driveways, they moved to join other communities across the nation that have banned pavement sealants made with the...
  • You can bet it's exciting

    You can bet it's exciting
    If you have been gaming at area casinos since their inception, you know just how far that experience has come over the industry's 21 years.  When Illinois's first casino, the Argosy Alton Belle near St. Louis, opened in September 1991, then-current...
  • Des Plaines man dies after being hit by tanker truck

    Des Plaines man dies after being hit by tanker truck
    A tanker truck struck and killed a pedestrian in Elk Grove Village Friday night, police said. Jose Resugio Meza-Horatio, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene about 9:45 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The truck was...
  • Cops ask witnesses to fatal Mt. Prospect accident to come forward

    Cops ask witnesses to fatal Mt. Prospect accident to come forward
    Mount Prospect police today asked for help from any witnesses to an accident that killed a 64-year-old woman this weekend. Zofia Wilhem, 64, who police said lived in Des Plaines, but who also had recently lived in the 8100 block of Grace Avenue in Niles,...
  • Man found dead in Des Plaines may have been victim of hit-and-run accident

    Man found dead in Des Plaines may have been victim of hit-and-run accident
    A 53-year-old Park Ridge man was found dead this evening near a Cook County forest preserve after being being struck by a hit and run driver in Des Plaines, officials said. Ronald Bougan of the 00 to 100 block of North Northwest Highway was found at...
  • Convicted sex offender found guilty of trying to lure boy

    Convicted sex offender found guilty of trying to lure boy
    A convicted sex offender was found guilty today of felony attempted child abduction charges in Cook County Criminal Court after he tried to abduct a 12-year-old boy last July in Elmwood Park. Judge Thomas Tucker convicted Jeffrey Jewitt, 30, after a one-...