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Burglar Steals $35,000 in Jewelry
The following arrests and incidents were reported by Glenview Police: Burglar Steals $35,000 in Jewelry A resident of the 3600 block of Keenan Lane found the door pried open and $35,000 in jewelry stolen between 5:55 and 9:02 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, according to police.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Des Plaines Man Gets Two Years in Dumbbell Attack
A Des Plaines man has been sentenced to two years in prison for hitting a man in the head with a 10 pound dumbbell , the Chicago Tribune reported.
One Hope United collects gifts for children in Lake Villa
Volunteers load boxes of gifts on trucks Tuesday at One Hope United in Lake Villa.
Northwest suburban police blotter
Thieves stole credit cards and a card holder between 3 and 4:18 p.m. Dec. 7 out of a customer's purse at Marshalls, 601 E. Palatine Road.
Up to 100,000 expected to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe
Two roses placed among dozens of candles last December during the Celebration of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
McHenry County Firefighters Join Operation North Pole Benefitting Children
Standing on the Metra train platform at the Pingree Road Station in Crystal Lake, it was cold enough to feel like the North Pole this past Saturday.
2 Des Plaines men sentenced in dumbbell attack
Two Des Plaines men convicted in October for attacking another man with a handheld dumbbell were sentenced on Monday - one to prison and the other to probation on top of jail time he's already served.
Boosting High-Tech, Advanced Manufacturing
Our district has the third-highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the entire country.
Three New Battalion Chiefs for Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District
Two Barrington Fire Department lieutenants and a former Des Plaines deputy fire chief have been hired as battalion chiefs for the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District .
The Monday Parks PlayBook: A Christmas Festival
The holiday season is a time to build lifelong memories with your family. Family traditions handed down through the generations keep us connected with our loved ones, friends, and neighbors.
Elk Grove P.E. teacher helps make school healthy
A 2013 Elementary P.E. Teacher of the Year, Northeastern District, from the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance A Spearheaded efforts that resulted in Ridge being selected the grand prize winner in the Fuel Up to Play 60 Casting Call Challenge, netting a $3,100 grant, a visit from three Chicago Bears players, ... (more)
The Des Plaines McDonald's Serves up Tommy Hawk
Adults and children thoroughly enjoyed meeting Tommy Hawk at The Des Plaines McDonald's on Golf Road on Saturday, December 7th at 12:30PM.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Cumberland Circle improvements to be discussed
A public hearing regarding the Phase I design of proposed improvements to Cumberland Circle - the traffic circle at Golf and Wolf roads in Des Plaines, is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Chippewa Middle School, 123 N. Eighth Ave. Officials say the public will have the opportunity to review exhibits, watch an audiovisual presentation ... (more)
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Weather in Des Plaines: A Cold Week Ahead
Des Plaines residents should be sure to bundle up this week as temperatures dip far below freezing for most of the week.
Operation North Pole a day to remember for sick kids
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.
Weekend picks: Puppeteer Blair Thomas tells stories at Oakton
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.
So few Pearl Harbor survivors left; 3 honored in Des Plaines
The Navy barber was only 23, sleeping in on Sunday morning aboard the USS Medusa, after a night out on the town.
Bob Mariano took early rejection, spun it into grocery business success
Bob Mariano gives Mayor Rahm Emanuel a tour of the new Mariano's supermarket in the south Loop at 1615 S. State St. on October 7, 2013.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Des Plaines Hires New Director of Community, Economic Development
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.
Chicago artists on exhibit at Koehnline Museum
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.