Des Plaines aldermen move ahead with plans to restructure TIF
Des Plaines' city council has started the process of restructuring an existing special taxing district plagued by a growing deficit.
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Tuesday Jul 8
Wheeling agrees to dispatch Des Plaines police
The Wheeling Village Board this week approved a five-year contract to handle emergency dispatching for the Des Plaines Police Department starting Jan. 1. Under the deal authorized Monday night, Des Plaines will pay Wheeling $9.47 million over five years and give the village equipment valued at about $1 million, according to a Wheeling staff memo.
Tuesday Jul 8
Koehnline Museum show shines new light on sculpture of Egon Weiner
When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, through Aug. 7. Then 10 a.m-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, through Sept.
Tuesday Jul 8
Black Ram restaurant request for outdoor patio opposed by residents
Residents near the Black Ram restaurant in Des Plaines are upset with noise coming from the business late at night, and say the business' plans for an outdoor patio would make matters worse.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
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Priestly Abuse Suit Deemed Untimely
An alleged victim of priestly sexual abuse cannot duck the statute of limitations by pointing to the bishop of Chicago's offer of compassionate relief, the 7th Circuit ruled.
Take day trip for ride on mule-pulled boat
On July 12, take a ride down the Illinois Michigan Canal on a mule-pulled canalboat with the Des Plaines History Center's Historic Adventures.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Please help! Trying to quit alcohol but facing challenges from family.
I never, NEVER, thought I'd post this here. But at this point, I have no one to turn to.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Presence Health finds buyer for Our Lady of the Resurrection, and other news
Presence Health has signed a letter of intent to sell Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago to Community First Healthcare of Illinois.Presence, a Chicago-based hospital network and the largest Catholic hospital chain in the state, also announced plans to sell a Des Plaines, Ill.,... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com ... (more)
Des Plaines aldermen question appointments for prosecutor, hearing officer
A Des Plaines city council committee wants the city's administrative hearing officer and prosecuting attorney, hired to handle local ordinance violations, to stay the same, while the mayor and city manager are seeking new appointees for the roles.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Illinois suspending roadwork over holiday weekend July 3
Heavy traffic on I-88 overpass, looking north from Diehl Road. Road and utility construction along Route 59 is causing heavy traffic backups, particularly between Diehl Road and North Aurora Road.
Residents escape uninjured from Mount Prospect house fire
Smoke detectors alerted residents of a Mount Prospect home to a fire early Thursday morning, allowing them to escape without injury, authorities said.
Des Plaines aldermen are debating whether to allow residents to raise chickens in the city.
Des Plaines aldermen appear willing to let the Historic Methodist CampGround raise up to six chickens on site as part of a 4-H program, but whether chickens would be permitted throughout the rest of the city is undetermined.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Gacy investigator to discuss case
The arresting officer and lead investigator in the John Wayne Gacy serial murder investigation will talk about the case during two upcoming events sponsored by the Des Plaines History Center.
Eileen O. Daday Maryville recognizes the special talents of its students
Excitement was in the air last month at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, as officials held their annual awards banquet.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Des Plaines plans to restructure special tax district
A bank-owned vacant lot at Mannheim Road and Pratt Avenue is within the boundaries of a proposed, reconfigured Des Plaines tax increment financing district.
Presence finds buyer for Our Lady of the Resurrection hospital
Presence Health has signed a letter of intent to sell Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center to Community First Healthcare of Illinois.
Improved Screening Assay For Buprenorphine in Umbilical Cord
Des Plaines, IL - USDTL has succeeded in improving their umbilical cord screening assay for buprenorphine by reducing the positive result cutoff from 1.0 ng/g down to 0.5 ng/g.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Bocce ball courts in Des Plaines result of Eagle project
Last fall, John Meyer of Boy Scout Troop 6 in Des Plaines was looking for a service project -- the marquee requirement of a Scout pursuing the rank of Eagle -- Scouting's highest honor.
Park It! Patrol Visits Apache Park
Lake Park Memorial Pavilion was transformed into an outdoor movie theatre on Friday, June 27, as hundreds of minions and their families gathered to watch the 2013 3D computer animated comedy film, Despicable Me 2. Featuring the lovable minions and original characters from the 2010 film, Despicable Me 2 tells the story of ex-villain Gru, who is ... (more)
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Des Plaines teacher wins national award
A physical education/health teacher at Iroquois Community School in Des Plaines will receive the 2015 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence.