2 hrs ago
Local Disaster Center opens for flood victims
A Disaster Recovery Center, which will allow residents to apply for federal reimbursement and financial aid for damage caused by April 18 flooding, has opened in Des Plaines.
7 hrs ago
FEMA Assistance Center Opens in Des Plaines
A FEMA assistance center is now open in Des Plaines for Cook County residents, the Chicago Tribune reports.
10 hrs ago
Oakton receives grant to fund nanotechnology education
Oakton Community College has received a $374,279 grant from the National Science Foundation to educate college and high school students in the emerging field of nanotechnology, officials said.
Wed May 22, 2013
Des Plaines Seeks New Economic Development Director
Alex Dambach resigned from the role on Tuesday, the Daily Herald reports. His last day is May 31.
Coming Soon! Des Plaines Patch Gets a New Look
Hi, everyone! I have some exciting news to share about Patch-we're getting a whole new look! It's coming in a week and it's going to make Des Plaines Patch easier to use, and a better place to connect and share.
Des Plaines Police Blotter: Man Loses Teeth in Dispute
Busted window Police responded to a criminal damage complaint in the 1200 block of Andrea Lane on May 17.
Des Plaines approves another water rate increase
The Des Plaines city council voted 5-4 this week to approve a 6.9 percent water and sewer rate hike for 2013, essentially passing along Chicago's 15 percent water rate increase to residents and businesses.
Jekot Resigns, D63 Seeks New School Board Member
John Jekot, a 14-year member of the East Maine School District 63 board, is moving on.
I-294 Crash Sends One to Hospital
A semi-trailer truck and car crashed on I-294 yesterday near Des Plaines, the Daily Herald reports.
Fountain Blue Event Tent Gets Extension Despite Noise Concerns
The Des Plaines City Council granted an 18-month extension to Fountain Blue , 2300 Manheim Road, allowing it to continue operating a 6,000 square foot tent that has drawn noise complaints from surrounding residents.
Study: Des Plaines Flood Claims Topped $20 Million Between 2007-2011
Des Plaines residents made more than $20 million in flood damage claims between 2007 and 2011, according to a study by the nonprofit Center for Neighborhood Technology .
Des Plaines Going to Court to Prevent Fired Officer's Return
An arbitrator ruled that fired Des Plaines police officer John Bueno should return to work, but the city is going to court to challenge that decision.
Police Impersonator Stopped, Searched Student Monday
A man whose car had red and blue flashing lights pulled over a student driving to Maine East High School Monday and searched her car before releasing her, police said.
Mon May 20, 2013
Elderly Des Plaines Man Robbed, Assaulted: Report
An elderly Des Plaines man was robbed and assaulted on Thursday morning at a Blue Line CTA stop in the Loop, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Sun May 19, 2013
Chicago Archdiocese ordains 10 priests, 3 from Northwest suburbs
Francis Cardinal George ordained 10 priests Saturday at Holy Name Cathedral, including three from the Northwest suburbs and three who will serve at parishes in Lake County.
The Southtown Star
Police: Suspect used sweet talk to fleece lonely...
In past decades, Wooten, 63, was a pro at seducing lonely elderly women out of their savings and valuables, but he recently ran a phony business in Park Ridge - bilking people out of three cars, works of art and sports memorabilia, according to police.
Sat May 18, 2013
Des Plaines Park District's Spring Fun Fair Draws Hundreds
On May 18, families across Des Plaines came together to enjoy free activities, a fashionable parade, and fun in the sun at the 6th annual Spring Fun Fair at Mountain View Adventure Center and in the Juno Lighting parking lot.
Regional Police Report: Former Coach Charged In Hazing Case and more
Des Plaines A former varsity boys soccer coach and teacher at Maine West High School faces multiple criminal charges related to reports of bullying and hazing, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez stated on Wednesday.
Mayor Bogusz Wants to Help Businesses Open Faster
Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz has made big promises to the community's business owners, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Fri May 17, 2013
660 Students Graduate From Oakton Community College
More than 660 students received degrees and certificates at Oakton Community College' s 42nd Annual Commencement, held May 14, at the College's Des Plaines campus.