Family Time: Mom, Dad, Daughter Shoplift $7M Together
By Emily Stone and David MacLean A Northbrook mother, father and daughter have been charged with a multi-state "shopping odyssey" that involved a skirt that could hide stolen goods and resulted in more than $7 million in stolen merchandise that prosecutors say they then sold on eBay over the last decade.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Des Plaines Seniors Win Spelling Bee
Maine Township and its MaineStreamers seniors division held its 8th Annual Spelling Bee on March 3. The MaineStreamers have been organizing and promoting the local competition sponsored by the Association of Illinois Senior Center's since 2006.
Des Plaines hosts Coffee with a Cop
The informal event will give residents the opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know Des Plaines police officers, Police Chief Bill Kushner said in a news release.
Reel life: Catch the Geneva Film Fest wrap party
The 7th annual Geneva Film Festival continues through Saturday, March 8, with showings at Dodson Place, Fulton Avenue and 2nd Street, in downtown Geneva.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Images: Ash Wednesday in the Suburbs
Father Peter Sarnicki, right, puts ashes on second-grade St. Margaret Mary Catholic School student Sean Tan .Deacon Jim Woeste is seen in the background.
Commuters receive ashes-to-go at Des Plaines station
The Rev. M.E. Eccles of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Des Plaines provides “ashes to go” to John Spaw of Chicago Wednesday at the Des Plaines Metra train station.
Boy Scout Volunteer to be Honored with Major Scouting Regional Award for Service
Kris Zahrobsky, of Willowbrook, IL, has been selected to receive the Boy Scouts of America Central Region's Silver Antelope Award for service to youth and Scouting.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Chef Ron Wells explores Joyful Chinese Cooking in Des Plaines
The Des Plaines Park District hosted the second of three Winter Cooking Classes with Chef Ron Wells on Thursday, Feb. 20. Chef's program focused on Joyful Chinese Cooking to welcome in the Year of the Horse.
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Bellar challenges Gorman for Cook County Board's 17th District
The contest to represent the Cook County Board's 17th District in the March 18 Republican primary pits conservative challenger Barbara Bellar of Burr Ridge against Elizabeth Doody Gorman of Orland Park, seeking her fourth term.
Maryville nurses authorize strike; talks continue
The Daily Herald reports nurses at the Maryville Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines voted to authorize a strike last week and have filed a notice with the National Labor Relations Board.
Gramercy Property Trust exercises credit facility's accordion feature for USD50m
All other terms of the credit facility remained unchanged. Its banks include administrative agent and lender Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch; book runner and joint lead arranger Deutsche Bank Securities Inc; joint lead arranger Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith; co-syndication agents and lenders Bank of America NA and Royal Bank of Canada; and ... (more)
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Lawyers announce judicial recommendations
The Council rates candidates as “well qualified,” “qualified” or “not qualified.” Candidates who do not submit credentials to the Council are rated “not recommended.” For vacancies on the Appellate Court, whose first judicial district incorporates Cook County, the CCL found John B. Simon well ... (more)
Valley View Student Nominated for Hockey Player of the Month
A Jamie McGee Elementary School second-grader has the chance to become the Chicago Wolves Hockey February Player of the Month - and you can help.
Gramercy boosts borrowing capacity
Gramercy Property Trust exercises the accordion feature of its credit facility, boosting the company's revolving borrowing capacity to $150M.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
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A small snowplow tractor. Des Plaines Illinois. January 2014.
It takes equipment both large and small, to help keep those commercial strip mall parking lots clear of snow and ice during the winter season, through out the greater Chicagoland area.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' author Rebecca Skloot comes to Oakton
Rebecca Skloot, author of the number one New York Times best-seller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will highlight Oakton's celebration of Women's History Month with a lecture, question and answer session, and book signing on Wednesday, March 5, at the college's Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Parents thank nurses who cared for their hero son
Allen Belaguas, an in-home caregiver, cared about his patients - so much so he sacrificed his life to rush back into a burning building to try to save them.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Search continues for missing Des Plaines woman
Family and volunteers earlier this week posted missing person fliers in the nearby Evanston neighborhood where Fredricksen lived in the early 1990s.
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Ill. granted $646K to continue flood recovery efforts
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday his request for more than $640,000 to continue employing temporary workers helping with flood recovery has been approved.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Palatine Police Blotter: Retail Theft, DUIs, Car Burglary
Burglary to Motor Vehicle Sometime between Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 someone shattered the front passenger window of a 2011 Nissan in the 2500 block of N. Bayside Drive.