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Traffic flowing again over Des Plaines bridge
STAFF REPORT For anyone who travels consistently toward Joliet and Chicago, it seemed like a summer miracle.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Des Plaines alderman, 29, dies of apparent stroke
The Daily Herald reports that Joanna Sojka died late Monday at Alexian Brothers Medical Center.
List reveals the most stolen cars in America are older, not newer...
List reveals the most stolen cars in America are OLDER, not newer models: Honda Accord takes out top spot with 53,995 stolen last year alone Honda Accord and Civic, Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150 by far the most popular vehicles to steal in 2013 Taking the top spot for the most popular new cars was the Nissan Altima, with 810 vehicles reported ... (more)
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Walmart Neighborhood Market opens Wednesday in Des Plaines
A new grocery store opening in the suburbs today includes a familiar big box name, but the store's concept is to be much smaller.
Board of Education President to Benefit from Proposed South Side Charter School
Last week, news broke that David Vitale, the president of the Chicago Board of Education, could profit pending the Board's approval of a new South Side charter school.
Ice Bucket Challenge heats up local fundraising
Rosano, of course, had just completed the Ice Bucket Challenge. She did it for her cousin, a mom of a 4-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed at 33 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Dist. 62 launches teacher development program
Des Plaines Elementary District 62 will host a community event Tuesday to kick off the district's new professional development program, D62 Teacher Leadership Corps.
Jamie Sotonoff and Dann Gire Des Plaines native goes for filmmaking revenge
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Bilked Ford Tough: Sorry Honda, you're not Florida's Grand Theft Auto champ
The Honda Accord may be the most stolen vehicle in America, but Florida crooks playing Grand Theft Auto for real had a different favorite in 2013.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Federal officials investigating missing rifles
Federal officials are investigating after two semi-automatic rifles given to the Des Plaines police department more than a decade ago were discovered missing.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Haley Jane Schafer, Greg Foster & More to Star in Big Noise Theatre's Legally Blonde
Big Noise Theatre Company has announced the cast for Legally Blonde the Musical, running weekends Oct 10-19 at Prairie Lakes Theatre in Des Plaines, IL.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Oakton foundation hopes to raise $50,000
The Oakton Community College Educational Foundation is hoping to raise $50,000 at a fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road in Des Plaines.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Des Plaines police force reports 2 missing rifles
A suburban Chicago police department says two semi-automatic rifles that the federal government gave it more than a decade ago are missing.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
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Video gambling impacts riverboat revenue
Ben Johnson of North Aurora plays on a video gaming machine at the Little Red School House Bar and Restaurant in North Aurora.
Rush on Robin Williams: Palinesque word salad
Rush on Robin Williams by digby What a piece of work. If you can figure out what in the hell this ridiculous gasbag is going on about you're a better person than I am: RUSH: So our last caller from Des Plaines, Illinois, wanted to know, "What is the politics in the coverage of the suicide of Robin Williams?" Well, I believe there is some.
Editorial: All of us have work to do to make rails safer
Rail safety expert Lanny Wilson pretty succinctly described the state of efforts to protect people from the dangers of crossing railroad tracks.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Des Plaines noise rules could change following dispute
Though the Black Ram Restaurant in Des Plaines received permission to install a new outdoor dining patio, the owners say they're upset the necessary approvals from city officials didn't come sooner.
Northbrook Plan Commission approves marijuana dispensary ordinance
On Aug. 5, the Northbrook Plan Commission passed its official recommendation to the board for an ordinance that would make marijuana dispensaries conditional uses in certain areas, as towns like Des Plaines had done.