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  1. At 85, UOP chemist honored by President ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Edith M. Flanigen, a consultant and retired award-winning chemist with UOP LLC in Des Plaines, was getting ready for a major reception at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., last week and looked forward to joining three tables filled with her relatives. It wasn't a birthday celebration for the 85 year old.

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  2. OCC Empty Bowls event is Saturday, Dec. 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | Daily Herald

    The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines will be held 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Professional and student potters from the Chicago area contribute hundreds of unique bowls and other pieces for the event, which raises money for food banks, soup kitchens and other meal programs. Since 2004, the OCC event has sold about 13,000 handmade bowls and has raised nearly $184,000 for local food pantries.

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  3. Cupich to lead Mass during Guadalupe observance in Des PlainesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Archbishop Blase Cupich will celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines next week during a two-day observance that's expected to draw as many as 120,000 worshippers to the city. New Archdiocese of Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich will celebrate a 12:30 a.m. Mass next week during the annual observance in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, taking place Thursday, Dec. 11 and Friday, Dec. 12, at her shrine in Des Plaines.

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  4. Winter Wonderland returns to Des Plaines this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Winter Wonderland, Des Plaines' annual two-day free family festival, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7, at the Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Hwy. The fest features free pictures with Santa, entertainment, kids' crafts, kids' bingo, face painting, balloon artist, a holiday bazaar, story time, food, cocoa, model train displays and walk-around characters, including at various times Kiwi the Clown, Truckie, Skates, Ronald McDonald, Jewels the Clown and Elsa from Disney's "Frozen."

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  5. Chicago's higher minimum wage worries some suburban businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Waitress Gina Maglaya makes $4.95 an hour plus tips working at Tiffany's Restaurant & Cafe on Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines. On slow days, she earns $8.25 an hour, the minimum wage.

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  6. Consider windbreaks to protect evergreensRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Q. Last spring I found a lot of brown needles on my evergreens. I think it was a type of "winter burn" due to strong cold winds.

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  7. Des Plaines officials want to bring back downtown farmers marketRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Des Plaines aldermen want to bring a farmers market back to town, but how it will be operated and who will run it are still to be determined. First Ward Alderman Patricia Haugeberg has led a renewed effort for a farmers market in the city's downtown.

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  8. Editorial: Find middle ground on adjuncts who are retiredRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Oakton Community College in Des Plaines is planning to dismiss dozens of instructors who have retired and come back to teach as adjuncts.Daily Herald Photo by Bob Chwedyk When the school year ends, Oakton Community College plans to dismiss dozens of adjunct instructors who are retired and collecting a state pension. The school recently was fined $150,000 for violating a new law limiting how much those retirees' can earn.

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  9. Another lesson for Maine WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Maine West basketball coach John Bongiorno's Warriors had not played all that badly while starting the season 1-3 after the Thanksgiving tournament they hosted. "I stressed three things in the locker room before the game," said Bongiorno.

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  10. New state minimum wage plan leaves Chicago aloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Daily Herald

    A new plan to eventually raise the Illinois minimum wage to $11 would leave Chicago's eventual $13 minimum in place, creating a gap between the city and suburbs. State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, a Maywood Democrat, said the quickly changing state plan would raise the Illinois minimum wage from $8.25 to $9 next summer, then eventually to $11 in 2019.

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  11. Des Plaines sets impact fee for pot dispensaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Any business that wants to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Des Plaines -- and gets one of the coveted state licenses to do so -- will be required to pay an annual $15,000 impact fee to defray police-related costs. Aldermen agreed unanimously Monday to impose the fee on any dispensary that operates within city limits, though so far, only one has expressed interest: Prime Wellness of Illinois, which is seeking a state license for 415 W. Touhy Ave. Des Plaines is following the lead of other municipalities, such as Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village, that have asked proposed medical marijuana businesses to pay fees upon being awarded state licenses.

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  12. 80 Oakton teachers could lose jobs over pensionsRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2014 | Daily Herald

    As many as 80 instructors at Oakton Community College are expected to get pink slips at the end of the school year -- and it's still not clear if legislation sitting on the governor's desk will save their jobs. Oakton is the latest community college to announce it will no longer hire those earning pensions.

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  13. FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC - North Maine Fire Protection District...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2014 | Daily Herald

    North Maine Fire Protection District Firefighter/Paramedic Competitive Selection Process Starting Salary $63,685.10 The North Maine Fire Protection District is accepting applications for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Applicants must be at least 21 years old at time of application and under 35 years of age at the end of the application deadline.

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  14. Libertyville's big start too much for KingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Libertyville's boys basketball team cruised to a 20-4 first-quarter lead, but Chicago King made it a game by outscoring their opponents 14-11 in the second quarter. The Wildcats still led 31-18 at halftime and hung on to win 57-49 in the final round of Maine West's Thanksgiving tournament in Des Plaines on Saturday.

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  15. The SoapboxRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Daily Herald

    In coming weeks, you'll read plenty of stories about various acts of giving, from schoolchildren delivering canned food to Toys for Tots collections. You can be part of that holiday giving -- donate a toy, write a check, drop a few bucks in a Salvation Army kettle.

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  16. Hungry for victory, Libertyville handles AlcottRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Just a day after the Thanksgiving holiday, Libertyville's boys basketball team had to get rid of that leftover sensation. No, not so much the one from all the feasting Thursday, but rather that lingering feeling following a loss to Maine South on Wednesday night.

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  17. Woman: Des Plaines police Tasered me 12 timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Daily Herald

    A Des Plaines woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that police Tasered her 12 times and unlawfully arrested her in a McDonald's drive-through in 2012. Dayna Allen, now 32, is suing the city of Des Plaines, four individual police officers, and other unknown officers who responded to the McDonald's restaurant at 3067 S. Mannheim Road in the early morning hours of Nov. 23, 2012.

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  18. Des Plaines Garden Club Annual Fundraiser A SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Daily Herald

    The Des Plaines Garden Club's annual November fundraiser was again a success with 137 members and guests attending the luncheon, purchasing raffle tickets and enjoying the holiday floral arrangements program by Jan Burdis, head floral designer, of Mariano's in Arlington Hts. The fundraiser was held at Manzo's Banquets in Des Plaines.

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  19. Anna Marie Kukec At 85, UPO chemist honored by President ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Edith M. Flanigen, a consultant and retired award-winning chemist with UOP LLC in Des Plaines, was getting ready for a major reception at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C. last week, and looked forward to joining three tables filled with her relatives. It wasn't a birthday celebration for the 85 year old.

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  20. Retired Oakton teachers have much to offerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Oakton Community College in Des Plaines has just announced that it will not rehire retired teachers who have come back to teach one or two courses a term. This came about as a result of a fine levied on Oakton by the state when three instructors exceeded the number of hours permitted under the new state pension laws.

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