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  • Glenn Simpson– Artist of the Month for Art Wall in August at Patty Turner Center Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Program Coordinator Jill Becker announces that Glenn Simpson, of Libertyville, is the August “Artist of the Month” for the Art Wall at the Patty Turner Center, in Deerfield.

     
  • Two National Champions and Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach of the Year Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    North Shore Rhythmics (NSR) gymnasts Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Il and Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, IL became the 2014 junior and senior national champions in mid-July at the National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

     
  • Des Plaines tech firm is real gem for entrepreneur Jul 28, 2014 12:52 PM
    Kukec's People features Mitul Gandhi was part of a family of jewelers in India. He said he was the so-called black sheep. Instead of jewelry, he gravitated toward technology. Now, he's the co-founder and chief architect of Des Plaines-based SeoClarity.

     
  • ‘Spring Awakening’ opens Friday in Des Plaines Jul 28, 2014 9:08 AM
    ArtReach Educational Theatre in partnership with Spotlite Theatrix Production Company is staging "Spring Awakening." Book and lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind.

     
  • Des Plaines man sentenced to prison for exposing himself Jul 28, 2014 4:51 PM
    A 26-year-old Des Plaines man and registered sex offender who was on probation for exposing himself to children in April 2013 pleaded guilty Monday to sexual exploitation of a child. In exchange for his guilty plea to the class 4 felony, Austin Hamilton was sentenced to one year in prison.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 28, 2014 2:50 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a 7-year-old cop-for-a-day, a high school actress who beat a brain tumor to retake the stage, and several photos from the Lake County Fair and the Dupage County Fair.

     
  • Des Plaines officials scoop out free ice cream Jul 27, 2014 5:14 PM
    Des Plaines city officials and special events commission volunteers are scooping out ice cream at a number of city parks this summer at the commission’s Sunday Scoop events. The first free ice cream event was held July 20 at Apache Park.

     
  • Des Plaines voters to weigh in on alternative electricity supplier Jul 25, 2014 6:00 PM
    Des Plaines voters will choose this November whether they want city officials to investigate if an alternative electricity supplier offers better rates than ComEd. A referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot will ask voters to give the city council the authority to ink a deal with a different supplier — if aldermen so choose after evaluating different suppliers and rates.

     
  • Monarch Landing Resident Wins First Place in 5K Run Jul 24, 2014 3:57 PM
    Kitty Ganzel is a resident of Monarch Landing, a retirement community which promotes opportunities for seniors to live active and vibrant lifestyles.

     
  • Des Plaines hopes to save money if new water deal approved Jul 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Des Plaines is close to finalizing a deal for a new water source that officials say would save the city $7,000 a day by weaning itself off Chicago's water. Mayor Matt Bogusz and City Manager Mike Bartholomew believe they may have found residents and businesses a cheaper, alternative water source in the Northwest Water Commission, which provides water to Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine and Wheeling.

     
  • Des Plaines business offers free yogurt for a year Jul 24, 2014 6:23 PM
    A business coming to downtown Des Plaines is offering free yogurt for a year to the winner of a logo design contest. Veronica Ricci and her husband, Riccardo, plan to open a Forever Yogurt location this fall in a Metropolitan Square storefront between Potbelly and Panera Bread.

     
  • Des Plaines Garden Club takes annual Garden Walk Jul 24, 2014 9:04 AM
    Des Plaines Garden Club members visit six gardens on its annual walk.

     
  • Burglars in Des Plaines targeting work vans Jul 23, 2014 4:59 PM
    Burglars in Des Plaines have targeted work vans, stealing thousands of dollars in tools in recent weeks.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jul 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    Thieves stole trucks and trailers worth more than $200,000 in recent weeks in Elk Grove Village.

     
  • In heinous cases, death penalty appropriate Jul 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: This is a problem that is short and simple. A person has been found guilty of stabbing a family member in the face and chest; also, the daughter is sliced in many places. To me the death penalty is the proper solution.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jul 23, 2014 11:10 AM
    Burglars stole items valued at $16,347 between 3:30 and 8:25 p.m. July 12 at a home on the 700 block of Meadow Drive in Des Plaines. They removed the cover to a window well, forced open the window and stole men’s and women’s watches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, a sterling silver bowl, three silk saris, a silk dress, a gift card, two wallets, a camera, safety deposit key, blank checks and cash out of the master bedroom.

     
  • Gabriel Weininger of the Illinois Fencers Club Wins Epee Event at Metro Chicago Epee and Saber Tournament Jul 23, 2014 7:29 AM
    Gabriel Weininger of the Illinois Fencers Club Wins Epee Event at Metro Chicago Epee and Saber Tournament

     
  • Will Des Plaines take away city employees’ cars? Jul 24, 2014 12:43 AM
    Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad said Wednesday he thinks as many as eight city-owned take-home vehicles could be eliminated as part of an effort to cut costs — but isn’t going to make any formal proposal until more information is made available.

     
  • Des Plaines to allow chickens at Methodist Campground Jul 22, 2014 4:10 PM
    Staff at the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines now have permission from the city council to raise chickens as a 4-H project. Aldermen stopped well short of allowing chickens citywide.

     
  • Top 10 named for Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent Jul 22, 2014 8:42 PM
    The Top 10 finalists for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent have been announced. The 10 acts in the summer competition are set to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg, and then at the Taste of Arlington Heights on Saturday, Aug. 9, when the grand prize winner and Fan Favorite will be announced.

     
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