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  • The end of winter and the beginning of spring are reflected in The Week in Pictures Mar 30, 2015 1:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features people dealing with the last of the winter snow, and the first maple syrup of the spring.

     
  • Remodeling breathes new life into 1950s ranch home Mar 29, 2015 7:00 AM
    Just because your house might be small doesn't mean you have to give up on it. Modest ranches can be remodeled to feature an open floor plan more in line with today's styles. Take this gorgeous Libertyville home as an example.

     
  • Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins to celebrate grand re-opening March 28 Mar 26, 2015 3:54 PM
    The largest Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins in the Chicago area will celebrate its grand re-opening beginning Saturday, March 28. The restaurant, located at 7039 W. Dempster in Niles, originally opened in 1994 and just completed an extensive interior and exterior renovation.

     
  • Candidate to foe: If you want ‘best and brightest,’ you should probably get out of race Mar 26, 2015 7:36 AM
    Two incumbent Des Plaines aldermen, Don Smith and Dick Sayad, were on the receiving ends of pointed criticism from their respective election opponents, Bob Porada and Mark Setzer, during a candidates forum Wednesday. “Don, if you want the ‘best and brightest,’ you should probably get out of the race," Porada said.

     
  • Legislators plan town-hall meeting April 2 in Des Plaines Mar 24, 2015 4:45 PM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan and Sen. Dan Kotowski are co-hosting a town-hall meeting April 2 in Des Plaines to hear questions and concerns from residents.

     
  • Column on Iran said it perfectly Mar 24, 2015 6:15 PM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: To Georgie Anne Geyer: My gosh, can you run for president please?

     
  • NFL’s Play60, It’s All Fun and Games for Des Plaines Students! Mar 25, 2015 7:17 AM
    NFL’s Play60, It’s All Fun and Games for Des Plaines Students!

     
  • District 63 Educational Foundation Hosts 9th Annual Smartini Night Mar 24, 2015 7:48 AM
    District 63 Educational Foundation Hosts 9th Annual Smartini Night

     
  • The Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge Hosts First-of-its-Kind Event Mar 24, 2015 7:53 AM
    The Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge Hosts First-of-its-Kind Event

     
  • Images: Our best photos you may have missed this weekend Mar 23, 2015 10:03 AM
    See some of the best pictures by Daily Herald photographers from this past weekend.

     
  • Glendale Heights business owners rebuild home after fire Mar 24, 2015 10:06 AM
    Kukec's People features Cindy and Gary Blaski, owners of Allegra Marketing Print and Mail in Glendale Heights, who saw their home of 25 years destroyed in a fire. No one was hurt, but they lost everything. Now he and his wife are putting their lives and home back together and they continue to balance their company needs.

     
  • Wolf Road in Des Plaines faces temporary closures Mar 22, 2015 4:31 PM
    Temporary, daytime lane closures on Wolf Road in Des Plaines are scheduled this week as work begins to rebuild the bridge carrying the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) over the local road. This work is part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project scheduled to be complete in 2016.

     
  • River Road work in Des Plaines starts Wednesday Mar 22, 2015 4:31 PM
    The Des Plaines Public Works and Engineering Department has announced that Phase 2 of the River Road reconstruction project will begin Wednesday, March 25.

     
  • Buffalo Grove artist earns summer art school scholarship Mar 21, 2015 6:00 AM
    Buffalo Grove High School junior Cedric Cavazos was awarded an Early College Program Summer Scholarship from the New Hampshire Institute of Art for his painting .... and more in this week's Neighbors in the News.

     
  • Images: See the winning entries from our weekly photo contest Mar 20, 2015 7:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of March 16.

     
  • Color Easter eggs at Des Plaines History Center Mar 19, 2015 12:11 PM
    The Des Plaines History Center is thrilled to be partnering with the Russian community for a family program about Easter eggs from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the History Center, 781 Pearson St., Des Plaines.

     
  • Defense requests psych exam for Des Plaines man accused of stabbing Vernon Hills woman in movie theater parking lot Mar 19, 2015 1:52 PM
    The attorney for a Des Plaines man accused of repeatedly stabbing and slashing a co-worker outside of the Deer Park movie theater this year said he is considering whether to pursue an insanity defense in the case. Attorney Ian Kasper was granted a request to have a court-appointed psychologist examine Daniel Dion, 19, who is accused of the Jan. 8 attack on Katherine M. King, 24, of Vernon Hills.

     
  • Community garden at Oakton Community College seeks volunteers Mar 19, 2015 5:44 PM
    Volunteers are planning to be in the garden at Oakton Community College as early as Sunday to plant this growing season’s first round of crops, including lettuce, spinach, radishes, beets and carrots. But they’re also looking for other green thumbs — and even those who don’t have any gardening experience — who want to help.

     
  • Wendy’s restaurant near Maine East to be rebuilt Mar 19, 2015 5:37 PM
    The Wendy’s restaurant near Maine East High School will be demolished and rebuilt, as part of a remodeling effort at many of the national hamburger chain’s buildings.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Mar 18, 2015 4:10 PM
    A woman purchased three $100 Vanilla Visa gift cards in December at Walgreens, 1 N. Elmhurst Road, Prospect Hieghts. When her family tried to use the cards, they discovered that the value had been stolen. One card was missing $98.50 after it was used fraudulently at the Ulta store in Prospect Heights. The second card lost $95 in value when it was used at Sears in Vernon Hills. The third card lost all $100 in value when it was used at Jewel in Des Plaines and several times at a Mobil gas station in Vernon Hills.

     
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