57 min ago
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.
5 hrs ago
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 .
5 hrs ago
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.
5 hrs ago
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.
Car Stolen at Night, More in Thursday Police Blotter
The Des Plaines Police Department provided the following reports. Criminal Damage to Property, Graffiti Police found a sign at the former Schwake Stone building, 1313 E. Rand Road, was vandalized with graffiti while on patrol at 9:26 a.m. on May 10.
Thu May 16, 2013
Former Maine West soccer coach charged in alleged hazing of players
Former soccer coach Michael Divincenzo was "the adult in the room" who should have stopped the alleged hazing at Maine West High School, Cook County's top prosecutor said Wednesday.
Area chambers oppose gambling expansion
All of the chambers are located in or near towns that have casinos. Chamber leaders from Aurora, Elgin, Des Plaines, Joliet and Naperville issued a joint letter on Wednesday that lobbied against the passage of Senate Bill 1739.
Wed May 15, 2013
$100K Worth of Jewelry Stolen in Burglary
The following reports were provided by the Glenview Police Department . Arrests and charges are accusations and do not indicate guilt.
Hazing charges filed against former Maine West soccer coach
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office has approved multiple counts of misdemeanor battery and hazing charges against former Maine West High School head varsity soccer coach Michael Divincenzo, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.
SNAP wants ex-priest fired from Des Plaines facility Updated May 15,...
A victims' advocacy group is calling for an ex-priest accused of sexual misconduct to be removed from his job at Des Plaines health facility where he counsels people struggling with depression, substance abuse, family problems and stress.
Marijuana Bill Presents Big Problems
The following is a letter to the editor from Park Ridge Police Chief Frank Kaminski, Des Plaines Police Chief William Kushner and Niles Police Chief Dean Strzelecki.
Tue May 14, 2013
Poll: Should There Be a Traffic Light at Lee Street and E. Forest Avenue in Des Plaines?
At the direction of Des Plaines aldermen, public works and engineering workers conducted a traffic volume study at Lee Street and E. Forest Avenue last week.
Des Plaines to Make Case for New Traffic Signal to IDOT
The City of Des Plaines is steering toward constructing a new traffic signal. Aldermen voted to direct city staff to complete a traffic count study at the intersection of Lee Street and E. Forest Avenue at a meeting on May 6. Fifth Ward Alderman James Brookman said the intersection was in his ward, and he supported a traffic signal to be installed.