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Investigators comb scene for clues in deaths at Des Plaines-area homeInvestigators combed through a Des Plaines-area townhouse late into the night Thursday looking for clues to what caused a suspected hazardous material situation left two men dead and a woman in critical condition. Sheriff's police said they weren't ruling out any possible causes.Last Updated Aug 27, 2015 11:33 PM
Des Plaines man who won millions in wrongful conviction settlement faces new chargesUpdated Aug 27, 2015 12:30 PM
A Des Plaines man who once won a $25 million jury award for his wrongful murder conviction from Chicago is facing federal gun charges following a shooting last week.
Gov. Rauner’s heroin bill veto causes disappointment — and cautious hopePosted Aug 26, 2015 5:15 AM
Anti-heroin advocates reacted mostly with disappointment to Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the Heroin Crisis Act, but said there is some hope portions of the bill he supported can become law soon.
New owner for Summit of Uptown in Park RidgeUpdated Aug 24, 2015 12:23 PM
PARK RIDGE — Capitol Seniors Housing, a senior living investment firm based in Washington, D.C., will take over ownership of The Summit of Uptown around Sept. 18, according to Marc Dennison, the current owner of the family-owned and operated senior living community in Park Ridge. “We are excited about what this means for Summit residents, their families, our staff and the community,” said Dennison. CSH uses The Arbor Co., based in Atlanta, Georgia, to manage its properties which will include The Summit. Arbor President Judd Harper said the company will remain committed to providing high quality and comprehensive services to Summit residents as they do in all their communities across the United States.“Arbor’s philosophy is that the residents and staff of Summit come first. We will maintain what has been great and improve where we can,” Harper said. The first change is that the new owners will invest additional resources to update and complete the extensive renovation of The Summit, which was started several years ago. “We believe it is the culture of The Arbor Company that sets us apart from other senior living providers,” Harper said. “When we first visited Summit of Uptown, we were delighted to see how connected Summit is to the surrounding community. That level of commitment will continue under the new ownership.” Irene Sawka will remain at Summit as executive director.“We know that the new owners bring with them substantial experience, a strong backup management team, and the capital needed to make Summit even more successful,” Sawka said. The Arbor Co. operates more than 25 independent living, assisted living and memory care communities, serving seniors and their families in 10 states.
INfrequently Asked Questions: Golf ball collecting guy on getting hitUpdated Aug 24, 2015 11:29 AM
Does the man who rides the Des Plaines Park District's driving range golf ball collecting cart ever fear a ball getting through and hitting him? Find out in this week’s INfrequently Asked Questions.
Dawn Patrol: Antioch woman charged in hit-and-run; missing Algonquin dog found after 15 daysUpdated Aug 27, 2015 5:48 AM
Antioch woman charged in fatal hit-and-run. Missing Algonquin dog, Wrigley, found safe after 15 days. Kane County planning for possible state income tax shortfall. What’s next for nearly-vacant Wheeling shopping mall? Geneva man pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed two in Naperville. Police say Mt. Prospect woman walked around gates before being struck by train.
Dawn Patrol: Man killed in Wauconda robbery had BB gun, police say; Pedestrian killed by train in Mt. ProspectUpdated Aug 26, 2015 5:45 AM
Officials say man killed in Wauconda robbery carrying BB gun; Pedestrian killed by train in Mt. Prospect; DuPage may discuss using bailiffs for court security to save money; Striking Barrington High janitors say restore pay and we'll negotiate; Algonquin man accused of sex toy attack at haunted house gets probation and fine; Addison man says vicious attack was over $50 debt.
Duckworth, Foster, undecided on Iran dealUpdated Aug 25, 2015 3:05 PM
Democratic U.S. Reps. Bill Foster of Naperville and Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates remain undecided about the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, with other suburban members of Congress largely split along party lines.
Affordable fun: From Shakespeare in the Park to BeaglefestPosted Aug 25, 2015 5:55 AM
What do the Palatine Street Fest, Shakespeare in the Park and Beaglefest have in common? They're all free or cheap to attend. Check our list to see what other affordable fun events the suburbs have to offer.
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Local singing group, The Park Ridge Chorale, is seeking local World War II veterans to interview about their WW II experiences for inclusion in the historical narrative of their April 25 concert, “The Greatest Hits of the Greatest Generation”. “We will have some historical narration throughout the concert and would like to include a few personal veterans’ stories,” said Ed Zelnis, director of the chorale. “We plan to provide special seating for them at the concert as well.” The concert is Saturday, April 25, 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 250 N. Prospect, Parke Ridge.
Local WW II veterans are encouraged to call Rhet O’Neill, 847-699-8901, for more information. Adrienne Dimopoulos
- Pre-Kindergarten students at Aristotle Preschool and Kindergarten dressed up in different job professions. Choices include artists, police officers, doctors, and chefs children enjoyed a fun filled day. For more information visit: www.aristotlegreekschools.com Rita Petratos
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- Piotr Andrzejeski of Des Plaines proudly displays his first-place trophy after taking home the title at the USTA 10-and-under tennis tournament held at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago on April 27. Courtesy of Midtown Athletic Club
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- Women gathered for a wonderful luncheon at the Inverness Golf Club April 30 to benefit JOURNEYS | The Road Home. JOURNEYS provides supportive services to over 1,300 homeless and at risk families and individuals annually. It also manages the PADS shelter program. The "Garden of Giving" Women's Luncheon raised nearly $8,000. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- Layne Rotonda (left) and Katie Harper, both juniors at Maine South High School, in Park Ridge, Illinois have been named as 2015 Brine National High School All-Americans and selected to represent Team Illinois at the 2015 Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held at the River City Sportsplex in Virginia, June 29-July 2. The Brine National Lacrosse Classic brings the top high school lacrosse players in the nation to one venue, where regional teams will compete for national recognition in front of NCAA lacrosse coaches. Visit www.nationallacrosseclassic.com Kelley Harper
- The Northwest Suburban Bar Association awards Antonia Kopec, DePaul Univeristy School of Law, the Timothy C. Evan's Scholarship of $4,000 with the Honorable Timothy C. Evan's, Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County (left) and Dennis Favaro, president of Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation Adam Pasco
- Sarah Griebler modeling club member Sally Loeffler's mother's wedding dress at the Twentieth Century Club's benefit fashion show, "The Way We Were," in Park Ridge. Christine Provost
- Twenty-first Star Chapter NSDAR representatives brave the weather to ride in the Park Ridge Memorial Day Parade. Ann Michael
- I was a former Des Plaines resident and retired to Arizona in 2008. In Illinois I was a physical education teacher within the Chicago Public Schools for 34 years.....now I am employed as an Instructional Assistant within the Scottsdale School system. My new joy out here is hiking the many trails within the Sonoran McDowell Mountain Area. I came upon this Western Diamondback Rattlesnake during a hike a couple weeks ago....it was quite agitated but at least warned me with a very loud rattle! :) Gary Wojton
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