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The historic Des Plaines theater. Mark Black | Staff

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General Information

  • The City of Destiny
  • 58,840
  • 1869
  • 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

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School Districts

  • Northwest Suburban Dist. 214 (High school)
  • www.d214.org/

Park Districts

  • Golf Maine Park District
  • gmpd.org/
  • Mount Prospect Park District
  • mppd.org/

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Notable People

  • Ray Kroc
  • Founder of the McDonald's fast food franchise.
  • Wikipedia
  • 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.
  • Wikipedia
  • Virginia Halas McCaskey
  • Principal owner of the Chicago Bears; the eldest child of legendary Bears coach and founder George Halas.
  • Wikipedia