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See the winning images from our weekly photo contest
Apr 24, 2015 1:00 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 April 20.
Administer Justice honors volunteers
Apr 24, 2015 1:06 PM
Administer Justice held its Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, April 11, at the Elgin Country Club. The nonprofit provides free civil legal assistance, financial counseling and educational services to low-income individuals. Each year, the organization gathers to celebrate the dedicated volunteers who make the work of Administer Justice possible.
Parking raises concerns for Des Plaines townhouse project
By Christopher Placek
Apr 25, 2015 1:20 AM
Residents living near a proposed 101-townhouse development northwest of downtown Des Plaines are concerned with a lack of adequate parking as presented. Orleans Homes is proposing construction of 20 townhouse buildings on five blocks at what is now vacant land at 300 Western Ave.
New ‘pocket park' coming to Des Plaines block
Daily Herald report
Apr 25, 2015 12:07 AM
A new "pocket park" is coming to a Des Plaines residential block that park district officials say is in need of recreational opportunities.
U of I Extension to host bird flu conference call
University of Illinois Extension
Apr 24, 2015 6:38 PM
Although the bird flu virus has not yet been reported in Illinois, its presence in several Midwestern states is close enough to home to cause concern. University of Illinois Extension will host a one-hour conference call to address questions about avian influenza on Thursday, April 30.
Giant fan ventilates Des Plaines factory after overnight fire
Daily Herald report
Apr 24, 2015 11:58 AM
A fire in a trash compactor attached to a Des Plaines factory caused heavy smoke to fill the plant and an evacuation of night shift employees early Friday, authorities said.
With ‘Hair,' Big Noise Theatre takes us back to rock's musical roots
Submitted by Big Noise Theatre
Apr 23, 2015 6:00 AM
The original "American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" is back on stage, as the Big Noise Theatre prepares to revisit the 1960s in loud, colorful style. "Hair" opens Friday, April 24 and performances continue through May 9 at Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines.
Catholics say final farewell to Chicago's Cardinal George
By Tammy Webber
Apr 23, 2015 6:00 PM
Cardinal Francis George was remembered Thursday as a man of deep faith, intellect and compassion as Catholics said their final goodbyes to the man who led the nation's third-largest archdiocese and was known as a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy.
'Regular person' Cardinal George takes final resting place in Des Plaines
By Christopher Placek
Apr 24, 2015 8:31 AM
Whether they knew him or not, those who gathered for Cardinal Francis George's burial at a Des Plaines cemetery say the Chicago native left a mark on them and the church he led. "The way Jesus preached his word -- he brought to us," said James Stanislas of Des Plaines. "The pope chose the right person for us."
Images: Funeral and burial of Cardinal Francis George
Apr 23, 2015 9:03 PM
See images of the funeral and burial of Cardinal Francis George on Thursday. The funeral mass was held at Holy Name Cathedral and burial was at his family's plot at All Saints Cemetery in suburban Des Plaines. George died Friday, April 17 at age 78 after a long battle with cancer.
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