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  • Arlington Hts. Sons of the American Legion man is State Commander Jul 21, 2014 2:28 PM
    John Jarosz Jr., a retired Arlington Hts Firefighter, was elected State Commander of the Detachment of Illinois, Sons of The American Legion.

  • 2015 Banner Art Theme Announced - Applications Now Available Jul 21, 2014 4:53 PM
    A Picture of Health

  • Police Officers Serving “Free” Lunch to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois on 7/25 Jul 21, 2014 4:49 PM
    Join local police officers next Friday, July 25, at 14 Texas Roadhouse locations statewide for a “free” lunch benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.

  • Center for History Honors the Memory of the Eastland Disaster on July 27 Jul 21, 2014 4:58 PM
    99th anniversary program and exhibit on Eastland Disaster in Chicago River

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of animals, including horses, cows, and puppies, as well as an image of teachers learning to teach, and several looks at the Kane County Fair.

  • Des Plaines fire hydrants to receive markers Jul 20, 2014 3:31 PM
    Some 700 fire hydrants in Des Plaines will be getting fire hydrant markers and flags before the winter to make it easier for firefighters to locate hydrants buried in snow, officials said. The reflectively-striped poles with reflective flags will be installed primarily in cul-de-sacs and 4-lane roads where it’s common for snow piles to cover hydrants, said Fire Chief Alan Wax.

  • Railroad work in Des Plaines to close part of Lee Street Jul 20, 2014 3:32 PM
    A portion of Lee Street in Des Plaines will be closed for more than a week in August for railroad crossing repairs.

  • Eastbound Addams tollway reopens; motorcyclist hurt near Rosemont Jul 19, 2014 10:51 PM
    A 25-year-old woman was seriously injured in a crash involving at least five cars on the Jane Addams Tollway near Rosemont, Illinois State Police said. State police have reopened entrance ramps onto I-90 at Elmhurst Road and Route 53.

  • Nominees Sought for 2014 Nurse of the Year Award Jul 18, 2014 7:27 AM
    The Leukemia Research Foundation has recognized hematology/oncology nurses with its annual award since 1996.

  • Bye Bye Birdie Opens Tonight Jul 18, 2014 7:14 AM
    Return to a simpler time as The King’s Players and District 214 Community Education proudly present Bye Bye Birdie, the ultimate feel good musical. The show runs Fridayk July 18 through Sunday, July 20, at Rolling Meadows High School Theater located in 2901 Central Road in Rolling Meadows. Celebrating its 14th annual production, The King’s Players is pleased to feature some of the area’s most talented youth in this year’s show, under the direction of Jan Scott and Mark Brewer. A cast of 53 middle and high school students will help you “put on a happy face!” Show times are 7:30 p.m. for Friday, July 18 and Saturday July 19 and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. Tickets are $12 advanced and $15 at the door, and can be purchased by calling District 214 Community Education at 847-718-7702 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday. For more information please visit:

  • Officials: Mariano's looking to build in Des Plaines Jul 18, 2014 5:13 AM
    The ever-growing Mariano's grocery store chain is looking to open a new location on the northeast corner of Golf and Mount Prospect roads in Des Plaines, officials confirmed Thursday. "We're trying to get some of the fine print ironed out,” said Alderman Mark Walsten, chairman of the city council's community development committee. "I'm not going to say they're going to be breaking ground tomorrow."

  • Company offers $23 million for Maryville hospital in Des Plaines Jul 18, 2014 6:25 PM
    A New York-based for-profit behavioral health care firm is offering $23 million to purchase the Maryville Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines. “Maryville (hospital) is kind of an interesting place in that it seems to have a lot of potential,” said Richard Kresch, who runs 2014 Health LLC. He's planning to find more clients for the money-losing hospital to make it profitable.

  • Des Plaines man gets probation in New Year’s Eve attack Jul 17, 2014 5:14 PM
    A Des Plaines man pleaded guilty to an amended charge Wednesday in Skokie, court records show. John H. Reardon pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered to pay $549 in fines. court records show.

  • Churches’ Shopping Cart Brigade Collects Food In July 4 Parade Jul 17, 2014 7:35 AM
    St. Mark Lutheran Church and St. Raymond Catholic Church cooperated in a shopping cart brigade in Mount Prospect's July 4 parade to collect non-perishable food donations for the Mount Prospect Food Pantry.

  • LSSI executive chairman receives president’s service award Jul 17, 2014 9:56 AM
    On June 23, Eric Draut, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois executive chairman, was honored with the President’s Call to Service Award in recognition of his dedicated service to LSSI, the Cornerstone Foundation and the thousands of clients served annually by the organization.

  • Northwest Suburban parishes respond to help refugees in need Jul 17, 2014 10:03 AM
    Responding to an urgent call last month from Catholic Charities for help with a large group of refugees, four Northwest Suburban Catholic parishes came through with donations totaling $2,500. The parishes are: Our Lady of the Wayside, Arlington Heights; St. Emily, Mount Prospect; St. Thomas Beckett, Mount Prospect; and St. Zachary in Des Plaines. The money was used for rent, furnishings and food.

  • ‘Spring Awakening’ opens in Des Plaines in August Jul 17, 2014 4:02 PM
    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.

  • Vote for your Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent favorite Jul 16, 2014 12:39 AM
    Voting kicks off Wednesday online at for your Fan Favorite from the top 15 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent. The top vote getter from this round will automatically advance to the Top 10, and be in the running to win the ultimate Fan Favorite prize of a Funjet Vacation for two.

  • Northwest Suburban parishes help refugees Jul 16, 2014 6:07 PM
    Responding to an urgent call last month from Catholic Charities for help with a large group of refugees, four Northwest Suburban Catholic parishes came through with donations totaling $2,500. The parishes are Our Lady of the Wayside, Arlington Heights; St. Emily, Mt. Prospect; St. Thomas Beckett, Mt. Prospect; and St. Zachary in Des Plaines. The money was used for rent, furnishings and food.

    The Community Church of Rolling Meadows will have their 58th Annual CORNFEST & CRAFT FAIR on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Craft Fair from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Admission to grounds is free.

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