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  • Asbestos inspections of flood-prone Des Plaines homes approved Dec 17, 2014 4:43 PM
    Twenty-one flood-prone Des Plaines homes slated for demolition under a voluntary federal buyout program will be inspected for asbestos before being taken down. The city council this week approved an agreement with Gabriel Laboratories at a cost not to exceed $20,000 for inspections and testing for asbestos.

  • Des Plaines alderman questions mayor’s appointees Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Des Plaines aldermen are delaying their confirmation vote on four of Mayor Matt Bogusz’s appointments to city panels at least another three weeks. Fourth Ward Alderman Dick Sayad, one of Bogusz’s harshest critics, asked the vote be delayed until the city council reconvenes in the new year, and once city attorneys examine the validity of information Sayad says he was provided about one of Bogusz’s appointees.

  • Leaders have failed to protect American jobs Dec 16, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: We sat back for 40 years, like lambs going to slaughter, while our government failed to protect economic development opportunities for folks to better their lives. We watched as the steppingstone, living-wage jobs moved to Asia. We were told education and higher-paying jobs would fill the gap. It has for some, but not for most.

  • Editorial: Guadalupe basilica would be a boon for the suburbs Dec 16, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says that in the wake of a hugely successful 36-hour Our Lady of Guadalupe event, the idea of an international basilica on the site of the Des Plaines shrine doesn't sound crazy at all.

  • January Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild Dec 16, 2014 9:01 AM
    A representative from Blick Art Materials will be advising members and guests about new art supplies at the next meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild (dpag.org) set for Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street in Des Plaines at 7:00 pm. 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 dpag.org.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Dec 16, 2014 6:12 PM
    Police reported three more burglaries in north Arlington Heights after a string of them in late November, when more than $5,000 of electronics was taken from five homes in the 4100 and 4200 block of North Bloomington Avenue, 4200 block of Mallard Lane and 4000 block of Newport Lane.

  • Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff Dec 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff

  • Rowers raise awareness, funds for American Brain Tumor Association Dec 15, 2014 3:32 PM
    It seemed only fitting that three Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights athletes who contributed in excess of 30,000 meters each were part of the group rowing just after sunrise Nov. 22, when the odometer rolled past 1 million meters during The Million Meter Marathon to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association.

  • Des Plaines aldermen Robinson, Sayad, Charewicz file for re-election Dec 15, 2014 12:40 PM
    At least three incumbent Des Plaines aldermen will try to hold onto their seats in the upcoming spring election. On the first day candidates were allowed to file their nomination papers at the city clerk’s office, 2nd Ward Alderman Jack Robinson, 4th Ward Alderman Dick Sayad and 8th Ward Alderman Mike Charewicz were among the first to file.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of eagle and angel wings, secrets for Santa, and the annual Festival of Guadalupe pilgrimage.

  • Trip to North Pole helps families leave health battles behind Dec 13, 2014 6:44 PM
    After challenging times in hospitals and at doctors' offices, children with life-threatening diseases and their families escaped to the North Pole Saturday. Operation North Pole is a volunteer effort that takes kids on a not-to-be-forgotten train ride followed by a special visit with Santa.

  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Guadalupe celebration draws Cupich, 140,000 to Des Plaines Dec 12, 2014 7:30 PM
    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich urged the crowd huddled outside after midnight in Des Plaines to cheer: “Yo soy guadalupano!” and “Viva Mexico!” Making one of his first appearances in the suburbs since taking the helm of the archdiocese in November, Cupich kept an intimate atmosphere for the thousands of worshippers celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at her shrine on the Maryville campus.

  • Images: Holiday Happenings Friday Dec 12, 2014 10:03 PM
    See holiday happenings in the suburbs of Chicago from Friday, Dec. 12 , 2014

  • Images: Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines Dec 12, 2014 3:04 PM
    An overnight celebration honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, began with an opening Mass on Thursday, December 11, at 6 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Marco A. Mercado, Archbishop’s Delegate for Hispanic Ministry and Rector, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines and ends with a closing Mass at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 12. Archbishop Blase J. Cupich was the main celebrant at the 12:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, December 12.

  • Catholics flock to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine Dec 12, 2014 3:25 AM
    Araceli Gonzalez dressed her two young children like the humble peasant who would become a saint. Her son and daughter, 5 and 3, wore simple vests with the iconic image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and her apparition to Juan Diego. It was the Wheeling mom’s tribute to the Virgin at her shrine in Des Plaines, where as many as 120,000 pilgrims are celebrating her feast day overnight on the Maryville campus.

  • Road closings, remote parking for Guadalupe celebration Dec 10, 2014 7:26 PM
    With as many as 100,000 people expected in Des Plaines Dec. 11-12, for the overnight celebration honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, authorities are urging people to take note of road closings and parking plans. The event, held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the Maryville campus, begins with a 6 p.m. Thursday Mass. It ends with a closing Mass at 7 p.m. Friday.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Dec 9, 2014 2:10 PM
    Thieves stole the catalytic converter Nov. 17 from a 1999 Chevrolet sedan on the 200 block of East Rimini Court in Palatine. They also stole them from a 2000 Chevrolet coupe and 1997 Oldsmobile sedan, both on the 900 block of East Wilmette Road.

  • Mueller names director of entertainment, media and sports group Dec 9, 2014 6:01 PM
    Mueller, a CPA and management consulting firm, recently announced that accomplished entertainment and sports industry lawyer Brenda J. (Robinson) Casanave has been named director of the firm’s newly formed Entertainment, Media and Sports Group. Casanave will be based out of Mueller’s Elgin and Chicago office as she advises clients across the country.

  • How about an apology from the president? Dec 9, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Just a brief comment on James Cook’s Dec. 3 letter in which he is so impatient for an apology from a nobody who dissed President Obama’s daughters. Well, better late than never. I have been waiting for an apology from Obama for more than three years.

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