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  • Des Plaines Garden Club March 12th Meeting Feb 23, 2015 7:30 AM
    Des Plaines Garden Club March 12th. Meeting

  • The Soapbox Feb 21, 2015 1:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors reflect on suburban topics from Craigslist safety in Naperville to lifesaving skills in Elgin and much more.

  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

  • World War II graphic novel ‘Maus’ topic at Des Plaines History Center Feb 20, 2015 4:22 PM
    The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the Des Plaines History Center’s book group plans to read war-related titles throughout the year. The first book, “Maus” by Art Spiegelman, is now available at the readers services desk at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Feb 20, 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 February 16.

  • 400 dancers in Des Plaines Dance Idol competion Feb 21, 2015 1:07 PM
    More than 400 dancers from 18 studios and three independent dancers participated in the annual Des Plaines Dance Idol Competition at Prairie Lakes Community Center. “This is the seventh year of Dance Idol and it is exciting to see how this dance convention has become what it is today,” said Nancy Suwalski, cultural arts supervisor for the Des Plaines Park District.

  • Rhonda Popko Art Exhibit Feb 19, 2015 7:45 AM
    Rhonda Popko Art Exhibit

  • March Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild Feb 19, 2015 7:40 AM
    March Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild

  • Milvi Wheeler Art Exhibit at Frisbie Senior Center in March Feb 19, 2015 7:42 AM
    Milvi Wheeler Art Exhibit at Frisbie Senior Center in March

  • Des Plaines alderman says farmers market will return this summer Feb 19, 2015 9:34 AM
    Des Plaines Alderman Patti Haugeberg is confident that a farmers market will return to the city’s downtown this summer after being on hiatus for several years. Haugeberg, the 1st Ward alderman who represents the downtown area, said this week that she’s working with a potential operator who has nine years experience running farmers markets and other events.

  • Man pleads not guilty to attacking woman for “annoying” him Feb 19, 2015 5:41 PM
    A Des Plaines man accused of repeatedly slashing and stabbing a woman outside of the Deer Park movie theater because she “annoyed” him pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in Lake County court Thursday. Daniel Dion, 18, faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty at trial.

  • Des Plaines streetlight plans at Lee and Forest move forward Feb 19, 2015 5:08 PM
    Plans to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Lee Street and Forest Avenue in Des Plaines are moving along. The city council this week approved a letter of concurrence with the Illinois Department of Transportation that would allow the state agency to invoke its “quick-take” condemnation powers, should the city reach an impasse in negotiating with any property owner over right-of-way land acquisition.

  • Small fire at nursing home injures four Feb 19, 2015 1:24 PM
    A small fire at the Ballard Nursing Center in unincorporated Cook County near Des Plaines sent four people to the hospital Thursday morning. Three of them were nursing home residents who suffered from smoke inhalation, officials said.

  • Twenty-first Star Chapter NSDAR Announces American History Essay Contest Winners Feb 20, 2015 7:38 AM
    .Twenty-first Star Chapter NSDAR Announces American History Essay Contest Winners

  • Sysco sued for its attempt to buy rival US Foods in Rosemont Feb 19, 2015 4:29 PM
    U.S. trade regulators seek to block the merger of Sysco and US Foods. Sysco vows to fight.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Feb 18, 2015 5:17 PM
    Thieves stole the catalytic converters from four vehicles in Elk Grove Village around 2:40 a.m. Feb. 6. Value was estimated at $4,000.

  • Des Plaines cancels Penguin Plunge after dispute Feb 18, 2015 1:06 PM
    At the start of Tuesday night's Des Plaines City Council meeting, Mayor Matt Bogusz encouraged residents to take a dip in the frigid waters of Lake Opeka for a good cause. By the end of the meeting some 3˝ hours later, the event was called off.

  • Twenty-first Star Chapter NSDAR Recognizes Good Citizens Feb 19, 2015 7:52 AM
    Twenty-first Star Chapter NSDAR Recognizes Good Citizens

  • Twenty-first Star Chapter DAR Recognizes Outstanding American History Scholars Feb 19, 2015 7:50 AM
    Twenty-first Star Chapter DAR Recognizes Outstanding American History Scholars

  • Suburban schools announcing Thursday closings due to cold Feb 19, 2015 8:05 AM
    A deep freeze overnight has area school districts again discussing how cold is too cold to attend school — with many Wednesday evening calling it off Thursday. A wind chill advisory continues remains in effect for the suburbs. Temperatures this morning are below zero throughout the suburbs with wind chill readings as low as 30 below zero.

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