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Des Plaines residents should be sure to bundle up this week as temperatures dip far below freezing for most of the week.
A very special Metra train spreading a whole lot of holiday cheer - think jolly firemen, impish elves and a rambunctious Mrs. Santa - carried more than 60 children and families on a one-of-a-kind ride Saturday morning from Des Plaines to Crystal Lake and back.
Get an up-close look at some resident raptors, and meet with Santa himiself, at the annual "Talons and Claus" event at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn.
The Navy barber was only 23, sleeping in on Sunday morning aboard the USS Medusa, after a night out on the town.
George Sakas has been hired for the position and comes to Des Plaines after spending eight years as the community development director of the village of Schiller Park.
Enjoy a fascinating side-by-side look at works by contemporary Chicago artists Sandra Holubow and Judith Roth, each of whom brings a unique perspective to capturing the Windy City, starting Thursday, Dec. 12, at Oakton's Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.
Marion Lutz, Thacker Junior High School graduating class of 1932, unveiled a new historic marker in Central Park, 1555 E. Thacker Street, on Wednesday, December 4 at a dedication ceremony attended by community leaders and several graduates of Des Plaines Junior High School.
Four gold coins valued at $1,300 each were dropped into a Salvation Army kettle in Lake Zurich on Wednesday.
Delicious holiday cookie recipe from all of us at Twisted Tree Yoga in Des Plaines! Great, tasty and healthy! These delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made with chickpeas instead of flour so they are gluten-free and can be made vegan by substituing carob chips for the chocolate chips.
Tree Farm: Sullivan Family Tree Farm Hours of Operation: Opens Nov. 28 and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 24774 Petite Lake Road, Lake Villa, IL 60046 Details: Opens the day after Thanksgiving.
Fountain Blue in Des Plaines has withdrawn its request for a conditional use permit through the city in order to keep its 6,000-square foot Lions Gate Pavilion tent, which has been located on the property for the past three years, according to the Daily Herald.
November 15, 2013 - William B. Rudow, Inc. , a leading manufacturer of vacuum cups, press parts and accessories, has acquired Star Packing & Supply of Des Plaines, IL, a manufacturer of vacuum cups and industrial supplies.
Information submitted by the city of Des Plaines . Des Plaines Sam's Club personnel, members of American Legion Post #36 and City of Des Plaines Officials worked cooperatively on a Holiday Basket Program during Thanksgiving Week.
The Stardust Big Band plays Count Basie, bossa nova and even "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."
Check Out Model Trains at the Library 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 1 - 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd. For the train-lover in your family, the North Shore & Western Model Railroad Club fills the library's community room with model railroads.