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  • Joanna Skorupa shows off her Rapid Reek Ridding Rack, which will be shown at a competition May 8 in Frisco, Texas.

    Des Plaines investors hear business pitches from studentsApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Middle school students from Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 recently pitched their business ideas to a panel of investors at the Young Entrepreneur Academy’s Investment Panel. The YEA program is in its second year at the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce. “You could take it to a bank and apply for a loan,” Barbara Ryan, the chamber’s executive director, said of how well-thought out the business plans were.

  • Julia Krecu, 11, and her mom share a cup of tea at the annual Tea for Two on April 12 at Prairie Lakes Community Center. Lisa Haring

    How About a Lovely Cup of Tea?Apr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sixty little ladies and their mothers, grandmothers, and aunts, dressed up in spring florals and straw hats, enjoyed a spot o’ tea and sweets at the 10th annual Des Plaines Park District Mother Daughter Tea on April 12, 2014, at Prairie Lakes Community Center.

  • How many will actually pay their premiums?Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: As expected, the administration did not provide the number of actual paying customers which could be 4 million, 5 million, 6 million — no one knows. Nor did they provide the number of annual Medicaid customers who are part of that 7.1 million and pay nothing to support Obamacare.

  • Des Plaines plans beer garden, ice cream socials with aldermen, in 2014Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines’ special events commission has released its list of upcoming events, which for the first time includes a beer garden festival and ice cream socials throughout town. The commission "started the year with a much broader (event) list and I think the intention is for 2014 to do a bunch of things really well versus too many things really poorly,” said Mayor Matt Bogusz.

  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church to Host Blood Drive on May 3rdApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Des Plaines will host a blood drive on Saturday, May 3rd in memory of Sadie Elizabeth McCann, a 3 1/2 year old girl who passed away in November 2013.

  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

  • Construction is underway to convert this storefront in Des Plaines to a new Walmart Neighborhood Market. The company has abandoned plans to open a similar grocery in Rolling Meadows.

    Walmart grocery coming to Des Plaines, but plans dropped for Rolling Meadows storeApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    One Walmart Neighborhood Market grocery store is coming to the Northwest suburbs while another is off the table. The first such store will open later this summer in Des Plaines, while a second store in Rolling Meadows is no longer being pursued by Walmart, company officials said Friday. “We’re open to Walmart and their Neighborhood Store concept," Rolling Meadows Mayor Tom Rooney said. "It’s just this particular site didn’t seem to fit."

  • New gas station to open in Des PlainesApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new gas station is reopening where an old one closed in Des Plaines, at 680 N. Wolf Road.

  • Electronic recycling area at 2013 Spring Sweep event. Village of Arlington Heights

    Electronic Recycling, Document Shredding Event, April 26Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights' Special Events Commission hosts "Spring Sweep" at 1501 W. Shure Drive (campus of Nokia Siemens Networks) that includes the collection of many types of electronics, shredding of documents and collection of usable bicycles.

  • Look at the benefits of e-cigarettesApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Electronic cigarettes contain no tobacco, nor do they emit smoke. The most popular e-cigarettes, also called “personal vaporizers,” used today don’t even look like traditional cigarettes. Yet, cities from Chicago to Los Angeles have voted to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products.

  • Des Plaines launches home improvement contestApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz launched a community beautification contest this week aimed at recognizing homeowners who take pride in their properties. “I’m trying to find a way to develop a public-private partnership to celebrate homeowners who take great pride in their homes, but also inspire and make it a little bit easier to check a few more things off their list this year,” Bogusz said.

  • Robert Grossman

    Ingleside man charged in fatal DUI crash in Des PlainesApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Ingleside man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence after his car struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday in Des Plaines, authorities said Thursday. Police said Robert Grossman, 44, was behind the wheel of a vehicle that hit Kenneth Davis, 42, of Chicago, at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday on the 1600 block of East Touhy Avenue.

  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

  • IBPS Chicago will have a Buddha’s Birthday Celebration this year on Sunday, May 4. Besides the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they also have a Baby Blessing Ceremony for newborns and children up to 10 years of age.

    Buddha’s Birthday Celebration Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    IBPS Chicago will have a Buddha’s Birthday Celebration this year on Sunday, May 4. Besides the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they also have a Baby Blessing Ceremony for newborns and children up to 10 years of age.

  • LongHorn Steakhouse recently added these bone-in lamb chops to the chef’s showcase menu. It comes served with horseradish-whipped mashed potatoes and wilted spinach for $19.99.

    Dining events: LongHorn ushers in spring menuApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    LongHorn Steakhouse recently welcomed several new additions to the menu like the crispy artichoke harvest appetizer, roasted golden beets and blueberry lemon butter cake. Also, Ricky B’s Prime Burger House, a concept by the owners of Chicago Chop House, recently opened at Woodfield Mall.

  • Debra Fredricksen

    DNA testing may identify missing Des Plaines womanApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    It could be several more days, or even weeks, before authorities can determine through DNA testing whether a body found Sunday along the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston is that of a Des Plaines woman missing since late February, police said Wednesday.

  • A Scholarly ExampleApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Glenbard West graduate Janet Vazquez is currently in her second semester at the College of DuPage thanks to a full two-year scholarship presented to her by Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare. Each spring the GEIW scholarship committee works closely with the counseling staffs at Glenbard West and Glenbard South to award full time two year scholarships to graduating seniors.

  • Avni Patel, 4-H member of Busy Beavers in Lake County. Cindy Sarkady

    Local 4-H members part of legislative team in SpringfieldApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Avni Patel promoted the value of the 4-H program as part of Illinois’ delegation to the Illinois Capitol as part of Illinois 4-H’s Legislative Connection. Avni from Lake County was one of the 29 4-H members statewide who met with state legislators March 25 and 26 to show the impact of University of Illinois Extension 4-H on the lives of Illinois families.

  • The subject of “Out of the Depths - A Survivors Story of the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis” will be speaking at The Orchard.

    USS Indianapolis Survivor Speaks at The OrchardApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Orchard Evangelical Free Church will host Ed Harrell, a survivor of the USS Indianapolis in WWII, on May 1 at 7 p.m.

  • Hymn Sing host, Stan Guillaume, conducts the choir and audience at October’s Hymn Sing. Greg Heck

    Sunday Night Hymn Sing on May 4Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lord is my Rock is the theme for our 15th semi-annual Sunday Night Hymn Sing. The Orchard Evangelical Free Church will host two identical Hymn Sings on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:30 and 6 p.m.

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