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  • New $39 million Oakton science and health building open for classes Jan 31, 2015 7:43 AM
    The $39 million Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center has opened at Oakton Community College — the culmination of the largest construction project since the Des Plaines campus opened in 1980. "Obviously the hope is we can accommodate more students because these fields are booming now," said Kristi Zenchak, a biology professor.

  • Low-income parents face day care crisis as funding runs out Jan 30, 2015 6:26 PM
    A state program that helps low-income parents pay for day care will run out of money on Monday. A Des Plaines child care provider says she'll have to charge more and many families will be forced to drop out -- a situation mirrored across the suburbs and state. “This is a domino effect,” the provider said. “Parents won’t have child care because they can’t afford it, and then they’ll be out of a job."

  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

  • Tooth Wizard battles PlaqueMan at Des Plaines school for the health of kids’ teeth Jan 29, 2015 4:11 PM
    Students watched Tooth Wizard battle his archenemy PlaqueMan in a battle for the health of kids’ teeth during a lesson Thursday at Brentwood Elementary School in Des Plaines.

  • County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois Jan 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

  • Blue Whiskey Cinema Announces 2015 Spring Lineup Jan 28, 2015 7:15 AM
    Blue Whiskey Cinema Announces 2015 Spring Lineup

  • Moylan visits schools for Catholic Schools Week Jan 28, 2015 5:38 PM
    In recognition of National Catholic Schools Week, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, visited two area Catholic schools on Monday, Jan. 26. Moylan visited St. Zachary School in Des Plaines, where he fielded questions from students, and at Mary, Seat of Wisdom in Park Ridge, where he met with Principal Julie Due and toured the school.

  • AOII alums to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Crystal Lake Feb. 11 Jan 28, 2015 6:42 PM
    With the theme of “Focus on Love,” local AOII alums will celebrate Valentine’s Day at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Crystal Lake. President Pat Juza will lead an interactive program centered on the ritual of Alpha Omicron Pi.

  • Des Plaines “emergency” blood drive set for Monday Jan 28, 2015 5:06 PM
    An “emergency” blood drive will be held Monday at Des Plaines city hall due to reportedly low levels at blood banks, officials said. The blood drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the first floor conference room of city hall, 1420 Miner St.

  • 2015 Sedgebrook Fitness Goals Jumpstarted During Holidays Jan 28, 2015 11:05 AM
    Residents of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire are entering a new year with fitness goals that were sown over the holidays.

  • February Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild Jan 27, 2015 7:14 AM
    A representative from The Great Frame Up will be giving pointers to members and guests of the Des Plaines Art Guild on how to frame your artwork and photos at the next meeting set for Tuesday, February 10th at 7:00 pm at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street in Des Plaines. The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and there is no fee, but donations are appreciated. To join the guild, download a membership form at

  • Problem prevention at the Dist. 59 Invention Convention in Des Plaines Jan 27, 2015 4:11 PM
    Kristin Hahn, advanced language arts and social studies teacher, and her eighth grade students hosted the second annual Invention Convention at Friendship Junior High School in Des Plaines. “I loved to see the pride and confidence on student faces as they presented their products to visitors,” Hahn said.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jan 27, 2015 5:33 PM
    Burglars broke open the rear door between 12:15 and 10:08 a.m. Jan. 16 at a restaurant at 760 W. Holiday Lane in Des Plaines, pried and cut open two safes and stole $4,050.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    More than 20 area communities are represented in this edition of The Week in Pictures, featuring Daily Herald staff photos of an underwater robot, a disappointed skier, and an outgoing frozen zucchini.

  • A lot of money for not a lot of value Jan 26, 2015 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Donald Kuntz has a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for Des Plaines' search for a new "brand."

  • World War II exhibit to open at Des Plaines History Center Jan 26, 2015 9:20 AM
    The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the Des Plaines History Center has been combing through its archives for objects and photos to include in its upcoming exhibit, “World War II: Des Plaines and the War against Fascism.”

  • Des Plaines candidate forums scheduled Jan 26, 2015 4:12 PM
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of Des Plaines is sponsoring three candidate forums for those running in contested city aldermanic races in the April 7 election. Residents of the 4th, 6th and 7th wards will be able to ask questions of the candidates, either orally or in writing.

  • Record Number of District 214 Students Chosen For All-State Production Jan 27, 2015 7:23 AM
    Record Number of District 214 Students Chosen For All-State Production

  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

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