- The City of Destiny
- In 1940s-50s, Des Plaines was the world's largest producer of hothouse roses and the city slogan was "City of Roses."
- 60016, 60018
- 42.033848, -87.899786
- Movie goers lined up to be part of the Des Plaines Theater's 80th anniversary celebration with live entertainment and silent feature "Sally of the Sawdust" that played on the opening weekend in October 1925. Mark Black | Staff
- The Des Plaines Sugarbowl restaurant is closed much to the surprise to many faithful patrons who stopped by to eat and found out the owner had been handed the check by the Sheriff of Cook County. Here patrons Diane and Melissa Szanati, 15 (center) are a few of the many that stopped by and were shocked by the closing of the Sugar Bowl. Mark Welsh | Staff
- The Des Plaines 4th of July Parade with over 100 items entered for people to enjoy. Boy Scout troupe 160 of Des Plaines carry the flag through the parade bringing color and the American spirit with it. Mark Welsh | Staff
- A southbound Canadian National train crosses the Metra/Union Pacific Northwest line at Deval tower in Des Plaines, an interlocking tower which was used by Union Pacific until the operators were moved to a location in Chicago. The structure is now slated for demolition. Joe Lewnard | Staff
- Robert Schnell, center, sets a fast pace at the start of the 50th annual Des Plaines River canoe marathon from Libertyville to Des Plaines. Daily Herald Staff Photo
The city of Des Plaines, illustrated for real estate profile.
The city of Des Plaines with its landscape of buildings and Metra making a stop to pick people up going to Chicago. Mark Welsh | Staff
- Owner Jean Paxton stands in front of the Choo Choo Restaurant in Des Plaines, which may have to move to another location. Bob Chwedyk | Staff
- The Des Plaines River flood waters fill some street in Des Plaines. The Ross family Randy, Kathy and son A.J. age 6 head off down Walnut Ave in a canoe to check out flooding. Mark Black | Staff
- 24hrs at the Des Plaines Oasis, various people and their stories. Looking like a big movie screen to the world of transportation, Greg Carranza of Elgin waits to take his wife to O'Hare who works at United Airlines. Taken about 11:15 am. Mark Welsh | Staff
- Exterior of Music Factory teen club looking north on Lee in Des Plaines. Bob Chwedyk | Staff
- Richard Villarella, 10 skateboards in front of the Des Plaines Public Library in a geometric world of shapes and circles on a rainy day. Mark Welsh | Staff
- The then St. Mary's training school for boys circa 1913, became Maryville Academy. Courtesy The Des Plaines Historical Society
- Sims Bowl and Lounge. Daily Herald Staff Photo
- McDonalds museum in Des Plaines. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff
- Praying at the Des Plaines September 11 memorial, are the police chief (Right to Left) Jim Ryan with Dep. Chief Jim Prandini and Dep. Chief Bill Schneider. Mark Welsh | Staff
- Gus Szwedo of Chicago eyes his lunch coming down the track being pulled by a Lionel O-Gauge Chicago and Northwestern diesel while having lunch with his Grandma Sharon Gabor at the Choo-Choo Restaurant in Des Plaines. Bob Chwedyk | Staff
- A regular customer, Jeanne Vogrin of Chicago has a bite to eat at the lunch counter during her lunch break at the Choo-Choo Restaurant in Des Plaines. Bob Chwedyk | Staff
- Linda Zalewski (8) of Mt. Prospect goes for the top of the climbing wall at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day in Des Plaines. Daily Herald Staff Photo
- Mary Ellen Keever, sister of Marine Cpl Colin Keevers who is currently serving in Iraq, stands with other family members during a support the troops rally held at the Des Plaines Public Library. Daily Herald Staff Photo
- Members of the American Legion Post 36 and VFW Post 2992 fire a salute during the dedicate a flag pole to honor the deceased veteran and community activist James I. Radlein at the intersection of Rand and Wolf Roads in Des Plaines. Mark Black | Staff
Points of Interest
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- Community Colleges
- Elk Grove High School
- 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, Il 60007
- Forest Green/New Gold
- Maine East High School
- 2601 W. Dempster St.
Park Ridge, Il 60068
- Blue Demons
- Royal Blue/White
- Maine South High School
- 1111 S. Dee Rd.
Park Ridge, Il 60068
- Maine West High School
- 1755 S. Wolf Rd.
Des Plaines, Il 60018
- Columbia Blue/Gold/White
- Prospect High School
- 801 W. Kensington Rd.
Mount Prospect, Il 60056
- Navy Blue/Columbia Blue
- Willows Academy
- 1012 Thacker St.
Des Plaines, Il 60016
- Des Plaines District 62 (Elementary)
- East Maine District 63 (Elementary)
- Elk Grove Township District 59 (Elementary)
- Maine Twp High School District 207 (High school)
- Northwest Suburban Dist. 214 (High school)
- River Trails District 26 (Elementary)
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- Cook County
- Ray Kroc
- Founder of the McDonald's fast food franchise.
- Roger Touhy
- Mob boss who thrived during Prohibition with illegal beer, gambling operation; ran afoul of Al Capone; killed by the Chicago Outfit in 1959.
- Virginia Halas McCaskey
- Principal owner of the Chicago Bears; the eldest child of legendary Bears coach and founder George Halas.