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  • The gift of winter Mar 4, 2015 11:37 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: On the sixth day, God turned to Archangel Gabriel and said, “Today I am going to create an area of land called The Midwest.”

  • Should Des Plaines pay alderman's legal bills? Ordinance says maybe Mar 4, 2015 1:41 PM
    At least two Des Plaines aldermen are suggesting the city should pay for Alderman Dick Sayad's defense on criminal trespass charges - saying the charges are politically motivated and that Sayad was acting in his capacity as alderman when he walked into a house uninvited on Feb. 25

  • Des Plaines Citizen’s Police Academy enrollment under way Mar 4, 2015 3:33 PM
    Enrollment is now underway for the annual 10-week Des Plaines Citizen’s Police Academy, where residents can learn about what it’s like to be a police officer. The academy runs from March 24 to May 26.

  • Be bold, get cold for Special Olympics Illinois in Lake Bluff on Saturday Mar 4, 2015 4:09 PM
    Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the waters of Lake Bluff at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics Illinois Far West Suburban/Area 2, which serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Mar 3, 2015 5:52 PM
    Thieves stole a coat valued at $1,400 between 12:05 and 4 p.m. Feb. 21 from a victim at House of Blonde, 1822 N. Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights.

  • Moylan to host free breakfast for veterans Mar 3, 2015 4:21 PM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan is hosting a free breakfast for veterans and their families March 16 in Des Plaines.

  • Apartments for disabled proposed in Des Plaines Mar 3, 2015 5:30 AM
    A 5-story independent living apartment building for people with physical disabilities has been proposed near downtown Des Plaines. The city council voted 5-2 Monday to approve a zoning change, from commercial to residential, that could pave the way for the 40-unit apartment building at 751 Graceland Ave.

  • Man robbed in Des Plaines strip mall parking lot Mar 2, 2015 12:29 PM
    Des Plaines police are looking for a man they say robbed a victim late Friday night in the parking lot of a strip mall on the 900 block of Elmhurst Road. According to a police report, the unidentified man entered the cab of the victim’s truck about 11:55 p.m. Friday and said “give me what you got,” while pointing an unknown object.

  • Top Des Plaines officials to discuss city issues at 4th Ward meeting Mar 1, 2015 6:11 PM
    A Des Plaines 4th Ward meeting Thursday night features the top departmental heads in city government.

  • Three candidates in Des Plaines’ 6th Ward tout experience Feb 28, 2015 7:37 AM
    Whoever is elected alderman in Des Plaines’ 6th Ward this April will be a new face to the council — but not necessarily the community. Malcolm Chester, Mario Palacios and Herman Zelk are seeking election to the 6th Ward seat, which is up for grabs since 8-year incumbent Mark Walsten must step down due to voter-imposed term limits.

  • Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad arrested on trespassing charges Feb 28, 2015 12:00 PM
    Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of criminal trespassing to property after walking into a resident’s home unannounced Wednesday. Sayad said the complaint was signed by Dave Uhrich, who encountered him about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday when the alderman walked up the stairs to Uhrich’s second floor music studio in his home on the 400 block of Harvey Avenue.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Feb 27, 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 Febrary 23.

  • What does Rahm’s rough week mean for suburban casino expansion? Feb 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's tough election campaign affect the chances of a new bill filed Thursday in Springfield to add casinos in Chicago and the suburbs? Emanuel backs a Chicago casino, and some wonder if his allies in the legislature will be looking to give the mayor a victory to tout to constituents.

  • COD situation doesn’t speak well for voters Feb 26, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Revelations were made by the newspapers that the College of DuPage board has awarding a $762,000 termination bonus to their president Robert Breuder. This news brings interesting facts to light.

  • Woman: Des Plaines alderman walked into her house unannounced Feb 27, 2015 6:58 PM
    A Des Plaines resident called police Wednesday evening after Alderman Dick Sayad walked into her house and went up the stairs Wednesday night, uninvited.

  • Woman admits Palatine forest preserve attack was fake Feb 26, 2015 3:25 PM
    A Des Plaines woman who claimed she was attacked by a stranger in the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve near Palatine pleaded guilty Thursday to filing a false police report. Veronica Klicka, 33, was sentenced to two years probation in exchange for her guilty plea.

  • Mount Prospect educator dedicated life to children, helping poor Feb 25, 2015 11:44 AM
    Mary Van Wazer left St. Zachary Catholic School in Des Plaines more than 20 years ago to become principal of St. Benedict School in Chicago, but her former students remember the impact she made on their lives. “I became an educator because of her,” says Susan Jaegers Dixon, now a seventh-grade teacher at Chippewa Middle School in Des Plaines. “Every day I strive to be a role model, cheerleader, and a teacher for my students, which is what Mrs. Van Wazer was to all the children she had in class.”

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Feb 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    An Arlington Heights resident was scammed out of $999 around 9:33 a.m. Feb. 23 after he received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The victim was told that he owned back taxes and was instructed to purchase money orders from Walmart and Jewel. The resident sent $999 at a Walmart, but when he went to Jewel, an employee realized it was a scam.

  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

  • Woman’s essay was an inspiration Feb 25, 2015 11:34 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: I want to thank the Daily Heald for the beautiful, inspirationl essay by our own native Kayla Mueller. It is the insight, compassion,and wisdom in the essay that assure me (a senior citizen) that our country is in good hands

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