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DEA Drug Take Back Day to Be Held April 26, 2014
Homes in Maine Township will be safer for kids and teens after this month's Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Take Back Day, held on Saturday, April 26. Local Take Back sites are located at the Des Plaines Police Department , Niles Police Department and Park Ridge Police Department .
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Des Plaines expands business incentive programs citywide
The programs will offer grants for eligible businesses citywide who install new awnings, improve building facades, or make interior improvements.
Lee Street exit off I-90 wanted but cost an issue
A proposed eastbound exit at Lee Street on the Jane Addams Tollway is being billed as a boon for local businesses and future economic growth near Des Plaines, Rosemont and O'Hare International Airport, but whether the project becomes a reality may all depend on funding and who pays the bill.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Wife of man killed in swan attack sues lake owner for failing to consider danger
In 2012, he fell out the kayak when one swan attacked him and continued to lunge as he tried to get to shore The wife of a man who drowned two years ago after an aggressive swan attacked him is suing his employer and the condo complex where he cared for the birds.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
8,000 Easter Eggstravaganza
On Saturday, April 19, hundreds of children of all ages gathered in Prairie Lakes Park to scramble for the 8,000 candy and toy filled eggs at the annual Des Plaines Park District Easter Egg Hunt.
Chicago men plead guilty to Elgin robbery
In exchange for their guilty pleas to the class X felony, Antoine Adams, 39, and Ronaldo Crawford, 34, were each sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Trio Stopped for Pickpocketing Under Investigation in 7 Suburbs
A Chicago man who was charged with theft after police say a woman identified him as the man who stole her wallet from a Des Plaines restaurant is also being investigated for thefts in seven other suburbs , including Northbrook, according to an article in the Northbrook Star.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
I-90 construction progress to be discussed Tuesday
A public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to update residents on the progress of the ongoing Elmhurst Road Interchange project on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway , as well as the possibility of building an eastbound exit at Lee Street.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Chicago man charged in Des Plaines wallet theft
Des Plaines police have charged a Chicago man with theft of a wallet from a purse in a restaurant.
Wheaton author wins state library association award
Joanne Zienty of Wheaton speaks after being named the winner of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author award at a reception Wednesday at the RAILS offices in Burr Ridge.
Oakton Faculty, NSOFA Present Update of Film, "An Inconvenient Truth" in Honor of Earth Day
In honor of Earth Day 2014, faculty members from Oakton Community College, in coordination with North Shore Organizing for Action , will present "An Inconvenient Truth 2.0 Our Earth at its Tipping Point: It's Still Not Too Late".
A year after floods, suburban homeowners ready to let homes go
When Heather and Matthew Roppel were told early last year that their Des Plaines home was eligible for a voluntary federal flood buyout program, they were among the first to sign up.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Record Store Day expected to rock in the suburbs
Rediscover Records in Elgin is among the more than 1,000 stores across the country taking part in Saturday's Record Store Day.
Small apartment fire in Des Plaines
Crews responding to the call just after 9 a.m. at a four-story apartment building at 650 Murray Lane extinguished the fire within minutes, containing it to the kitchen of one of the units, authorities said.
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He met with the male scammer around 4:55 p.m. April 13 at the Metra depot, 45 W. Northwest Hwy.
Gambling Opponents Trying to Make Their Voices Heard
It's what communities deserve, says the Rev. John Alan Boryk, a retired United Methodist pastor from Des Plaines and part of the Stop Predatory Gambling campaign.
Artists, writers shine in community contest
Dustin Beelow of Elk Grove High School shows his artwork to Bill Dussling, president of the District 214 board, during the annual Arts Unlimited reception and program held Wednesday at Forest View Education Center in Arlington Heights.
Burt Constable Support rises for couple living in flood-ravaged trailer
When a comedian mentions a trailer park, it's usually as part of a mocking punch line.
Wife of Villa Park man who died after swan attack files suit
The wife of a Villa Park man who drowned two years ago after a swan attacked him is suing his employer and the condo complex where he tended the swans.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Northwest suburban groups to pamper Earth
Citizens for Conservation Earth Day volunteers will work 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, continuing the group's restoration of its preserves.