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  • Des Plaines planning changes for Summer Fling festival Jan 20, 2015 5:30 AM
    Members of Des Plaines’ special events commission want to give the city’s downtown summer festival a makeover, which could include a new name and more local food vendors. The first step, they believe, is to hire a new event management group to operate the fest, known for the last four years as Summer Fling.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
  • Join the Fun and Pay it Forward at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine Jan 21, 2015 7:12 AM
    Join the Fun and Pay it Forward at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Jan 20, 2015 6:11 PM
    Jesse Arroyo, 19, of Elgin, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after authorities found him and another person sitting in a car at 12:31 a.m. Jan. 10 near Trout Park, 576 Trout Park Blvd., that smelled of marijuana smoke, according to a sheriff’s report. Rivital Arzamend, 22, of Des Plaines, was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, reports said.

     
  • Home-schoolers to learn about life during WWII Jan 19, 2015 1:55 PM
    Homeschool families are invited to imagine what life was like during World War II at the Homeschool Adventures program, “War Factories in Des Plaines,” from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St.

     
  • Des Plaines History Center Book Group to discuss WWII bombers Jan 19, 2015 9:35 AM
    In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, residents are invited to pick up a copy of “The Arsenal of Democracy” and join a book discussion from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St.

     
  • Reason to support letters publication Jan 19, 2015 10:33 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: A lady from Arlington Heights wrote, “I’ve been sorely tempted in the past to cancel my subscription to the Daily Herald for several reasons, including its willingness to print letters filled with lies stated as facts.”

     
  • Awareness of drug problem important Jan 19, 2015 10:33 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: I appreciate your series on “Heroin in the Suburbs” and most especially the courage of Patty and Kent Perry, their daughter Tracy and granddaughters, Jaida, Mikayla and Nevah for sharing their fears and struggles with addiction.

     
  • Stan Kotecki Photo Exhibit at Des Plaines Library in February Jan 19, 2015 7:23 AM
    Stan Kotecki Photo Exhibit at Des Plaines Library in February

     
  • Singing Valetine’s or Telegrams Jan 19, 2015 7:18 AM
    Singing Valetine’s or Telegrams

     
  • Hersey Band Hosts Wine Tasting Fundraiser Jan 19, 2015 7:20 AM
    Hersey Band Hosts Wine Tasting Fundraiser

     
  • Mueller Financial Services honored with Five Diamond Eagle Firm Award Jan 16, 2015 3:37 PM
    Mueller Financial Services, Inc., headquartered in Elgin, was recognized for its outstanding achievements at 1st Global’s recent annual national conference held at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

     
  • Dump truck crash victim identified as 94-year-old Prospect Heights woman Jan 16, 2015 7:11 PM
    The pedestrian struck and killed by a dump truck in Des Plaines Thursday has been identified, authorities said Friday. Lilah M. De Paul, 94, of Prospect Heights was struck about 2 p.m. near 767 W. Golf Road, in the Market Place Shopping Center, police said.

     
  • St Stephen Gaslight Players open auditions for Peter Pan Jan 15, 2015 7:21 AM
    St Stephen Gaslight Players open auditions for Peter Pan

     
  • Driver extricated after 2-vehicle crash in Des Plaines Jan 15, 2015 5:27 PM
    A driver had to be extricated from a vehicle Thursday morning after it crashed with another car in Des Plaines. Emergency crews responded to the crash at 9:09 a.m. at Oakton Street and Wolf Road, the same time first responders were headed to the scene of a fatal house fire on the city’s east side, said Fire Chief Alan Wax.

     
  • Classic Cinemas presents annual “Predict the Oscars” contest Jan 15, 2015 5:41 PM
    The award season has begun, and Classic Cinemas has announced its annual “Predict the Oscars” contest for the 2015 Academy Awards competition! The nominees were announced on Jan. 15, and it’s time to pick your favorites to win.

     
  • Improvements on tap for Mt. Prospect Park District park in Des Plaines Jan 15, 2015 7:10 PM
    A neighborhood park in the Des Plaines portion of the Mount Prospect Park District stands to get a facelift later this year courtesy of a state grant. The park district has received $376,000 for a series of improvements to Einstein Park.

     
  • St Emily School Open House...check us out! Jan 16, 2015 7:45 AM
    St Emily School Open House...check us out!

     
  • Des Plaines woman, 54, dies in fire started by smoking materials Jan 16, 2015 12:34 PM
    A 54-year-old woman was found dead Thursday morning inside a smoke-filled house in Des Plaines, authorities said. Des Plaines Fire Department officials say Diane Miner was discovered about 9 a.m. by firefighters entering the burning house on the 400 block of Woods Road, on the city's east side.

     
  • Pedestrian hit, killed by truck in Des Plaines parking lot Jan 15, 2015 5:55 PM
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a truck Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a Des Plaines strip mall, authorities said. The crash was reported to authorities at 2:11 p.m. near 767 W. Golf Road, in the Market Place Shopping Center, according to Fire Chief Alan Wax.

     
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