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  • What’s All the Hoopla? Oct 20, 2014 7:36 AM
    The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, the Des Plaines History Center, the Des Plaines Public Library, and the Des Plaines Park District will host the annual Halloween Hoopla on Saturday, October 25. Spooky fun begins with a costume parade for kids, in and around Metropolitan Square and on Miner Street, and a day of safe trick or treating at participating businesses in Des Plaines, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The 2014 parade steps off at 10:00am from the center of Metropolitan Square, and is led by Jewels the Clown. Children participating in the parade and wearing a costume will receive a special trick-or-treat bag and a prize. From 11:00am until 4:00pm, the History Center will present its annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration with a sugar skull-painting and decorating workshop. The workshop is recommended for children ages 5-12 with an adult; the cost for members is $2, non-members $3. No registration is required. Visitors can also view the History Center’s current display, Greetings from Des Plaines, an exhibit on travel to and from our city. New for 2014, the Des Plaines Optimist Club is sponsoring Pumpkin Drag Races outside the Kinder House. Bring your own pumpkin racer to compete or borrow one from our scrapyard. Pumpkin racing is scheduled from noon until 3:00pm. Join Des Plaines Park District staff and make a Spooky Halloween frame from 1:00-3:00pm at the Des Plaines Public Library. This will be followed by live family entertainment at 3:00pm from Magic Matt’s Spooky Fun Magic and Balloon Show. Space is limited, free tickets will be passed out beginning at 2:30pm. Friends of the Library sponsor this show. For more information about the event, contact any of the hosting agencies. Des Plaines Park District: /847-391-5700 Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce: / 847-824-4200 Des Plaines Public Library: / 847-827-5551 Des Plaines History Center: / 847-391-5399

  • Elaine Tejcek Artwork at Des Plaines Public Library Oct 20, 2014 7:37 AM
    Elaine Tejcek Artwork at Des Plaines Public Library

  • Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois Oct 20, 2014 7:45 AM
    Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois

  • November Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild Oct 20, 2014 7:39 AM
    November Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild

  • Mary Olson Artwork Exhibit Oct 20, 2014 7:28 AM
    Mary Olson Artwork Exhibit

  • Flight attendants helped to ground sex discrimination Oct 19, 2014 6:12 AM
    During her 34-year career as a flight attendant, Shari Worrell of Lake Barrington and other young women who started as stewardesses helped change the way the airlines and all employers dealt with women in the wake of the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act of 1946 and its Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.

  • Prisoner exchanges are risky moves Oct 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: I feel strongly that the arbitrary decision to exchange five terrorist leaders for one Cpl. Bowe Bergdahl, an unfortunate prisoner of war, was a mistake. Giving in to terrorists on the one issue encourages them to demand even more in future negotiations. Military strength and strong leadership is the only thing that these people respect, and it is a quality which some people are questioning of our leaders today.

  • Northwest suburbs in 60 seconds Oct 18, 2014 1:01 AM
    Thieves broke through a fence between 2 p.m. Oct. 4 and 6 a.m. Oct. 6 at a construction site on the 2000 block of South Clearwater Drive in Des Plaines, broke into a tool container and stole several saws, drills, cable cutters, grinder, torch sets and wobble lights. Thieves also stole scrap copper and scrap condensers. Loss was estimated at $17,680.

  • Robert Cohen, Maine Township emergency management director, dies at 65 Oct 18, 2014 1:54 AM
    Robert Cohen, who rose through the ranks to become Maine Township’s director of the Office of Emergency Management, died earlier this week while he was out of town in Kentucky on personal business, officials said.

  • Mel Thillens faced DUI, property destruction charges Oct 17, 2014 6:05 PM
    A Republican candidate for the state House admits to “youthful indiscretions” some 15 years ago when he was charged with driving under the influence and destruction of property in two separate incidents. Mel Thillens, now 43, is the Park Ridge park board president running for the 55th District House seat in the state legislature.

  • Classic Oak and Leather Holding Going-Out-Of-Business Sale Oct 17, 2014 1:32 PM
    Classic Oak and Leather, a leading retailer of quality wood furniture for 34 years, is closing its store and holding a going-out-of-business sale on Friday, Oct. 17, located at 955 E. Rand Road in Arlington Heights. Known for its hand-crafted Amish bedroom and dining room furniture at affordable prices, Classic Oak and Leather at one time had six stores in the Chicago area.

  • Register Today for Halloween Hust 5K Run & Walk Saturday, Oct. 25 in Northwest Suburb Oct 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Register Today for Halloween Hust 5K Run & Walk Saturday, Oct. 25 in Northwest Suburb

  • Accused of torturing cousin, man arrested in southwest Michigan Oct 17, 2014 9:25 PM
    A 27-year-old man accused of locking his cousin in a cage, throwing hot wax on him and burning him with a lighter near Des Plaines has been arrested in Michigan.

  • Des Plaines Park District Named Tyler Fuchs as New Golf and Facilities Supervisor Oct 17, 2014 7:25 AM
    Des Plaines Park District Named Tyler Fuchs as New Golf and Facilities Supervisor

  • GOP puts big money into 5 suburban races Oct 17, 2014 11:00 AM
    The election is 20 days away, and voters can start voting early in person next week, so the tallies of campaign spending released this week can give clues to where in the suburbs the toughest battles for seats in Springfield are being waged. Here are five races in the suburbs with some of the biggest fundraising.

  • Endorsement: Yes to electrical aggregation in Maine Township, Des Plaines Oct 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote to expand electricity purchasing options in Maine Township and in Des Plaines.

  • Des Plaines speech language specialist earns national honor Oct 16, 2014 3:08 PM
    Meet this week's Neighbors in the News, people of accomplishment in the Northwest suburbs.

  • Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook Oct 16, 2014 7:14 AM
    Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook

  • Culinary class to explore sausage-making craze Oct 16, 2014 7:18 AM
    Culinary class to explore sausage-making craze

  • St Stephen Culinaires present the 2nd Dinner in the series; German Dinner Oct 15, 2014 8:07 AM
    St Stephen Culinaires present the 2nd Dinner in the series; German Dinner

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