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  • Black Tie Gala - A Great Evening Jul 14, 2014 2:21 PM
    The Lake County Housing Authority’s Annual Black Tie Gala for educational scholarships was held on June 27, 2014. It was an evening of great food, exciting entertainment, and exceptional auction lots.

     
  • Des Plaines could switch fleet to alternative fuels Jul 11, 2014 4:26 PM
    Des Plaines is hiring a consultant to examine the feasibility of converting the city’s fleet to alternative fuels and the possibility of constructing a fueling station in town. The city council voted 6-1 to authorize a $25,000 study by Columbia, Maryland-based Energetics, Inc.

     
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe presence in Des Plaines grows Jul 11, 2014 8:44 PM
    Thousands of pilgrims already travel every year to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the campus of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. Now, those who want to express eternal devotion to her can secure a permanent resting place next to a 30-foot sculpture of the Patroness of the Americas across the street at All Saints Cemetery.

     
  • Top 15 gear up for next round of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent Jul 11, 2014 6:43 AM
    The guest judge for the Top 15 round of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent Sunday at the Prairie Center in Schaumburg has a vested interest in who wins the competition. That's because it's Ron Onesti, whose Onesti Entertainment Corporation runs the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles -- where the winner will ultimately perform. “To truly be an entertainer, you've really got to give from deep inside,” said Onesti, expressing what he's hoping to see in the contestants during this round of competition.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy graduates 51 recruits Jul 10, 2014 11:35 AM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 51 recruits representing 37 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past spring.

     
  • Des Plaines ‘Curb Appeal’ contest finalists announced Jul 10, 2014 4:49 PM
    Finalists have been announced in Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz’s inaugural Curb Appeal Challenge, a community beautification contest aimed at recognizing residents who take pride in their homes. “What I learned most in this process is there’s a great deal of residents who take a great deal of pride in their community,” Bogusz said.

     
  • Des Plaines finance director also named assistant city manager Jul 9, 2014 11:46 AM
    Des Plaines’ finance director is taking on the additional role of assistant city manager, and will become the second-highest paid employee on the city payroll. Dorothy Wisniewski, the finance director since March 2009, will get a salary bump from $125,013 to $151,525.

     
  • Editorial: Be careful about redesigning TIFs Jul 9, 2014 9:11 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says it's great that Wheeling is moving ahead with its Town Center plan, but less exciting is the precedent it is setting -- the potential never-ending tax increment financing district.

     
  • Wheeling agrees to dispatch Des Plaines police Jul 9, 2014 9:50 PM
    The Wheeling Village Board this week approved a five-year contract to handle emergency dispatching for the Des Plaines Police Department starting Jan. 1. Under the deal authorized Monday night, Des Plaines will pay Wheeling $9.47 million over five years and give the village equipment valued at about $1 million.

     
  • Veterans, active duty service members invited to Valor Games Midwest Competition Jul 8, 2014 10:13 AM
    The three-day, multi-sport competition – which will take place from Aug. 20 until Aug. 22 – is the only one of its kind to bring together wounded, ill or injured active duty service members and veterans to instill positive values through sports.

     
  • Des Plaines residents oppose Black Ram restaurant patio request Jul 8, 2014 1:59 PM
    Residents near the Black Ram restaurant in Des Plaines are upset with noise coming from the business late at night, and say the business’ plans for an outdoor patio would make matters worse. But the restaurant’s attorney says his client has taken steps to resolve noise issues, while promising that the new patio won’t have DJs or live music as they do inside — just “typical dining noise.”

     
  • Take day trip for ride on mule-pulled boat Jul 7, 2014 9:26 AM
    The Des Plaines History Center’s Historic Adventures outing will take participants to LaSalle/Peru for a 90-minute round-trip journey along the Illinois Michigan Canal on a mule-pulled, full-size replica of a canal boat. Residents will meet at the History Center, 781 Pearson St., Des Plaines, at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 12, and carpool to the site, which is about two hours from Des Plaines.

     
  • Seasons Hospice hosts open house Jul 7, 2014 4:37 PM
    Des Plaines-based Seasons Hospice Foundation will host a community open house Tuesday where attendees can learn about creating an online bucket list and leaving behind messages for loved ones.

     
  • Religion fuels Libertyville financial expert to help, advise Jul 7, 2014 5:04 AM
    Kukec's People features Roch Tranel, founder and president of The Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville, who follows his christian values in business as well as in the community, where he enjoys cultivating leaders.

     
  • Des Plaines aldermen question appointments for prosecutor, hearing officer Jul 4, 2014 9:09 AM
    A Des Plaines city council committee wants the city’s administrative hearing officer and prosecuting attorney — hired to handle local ordinance violations — to stay the same, while the mayor and city manager are seeking new appointees for the roles.

     
  • Des Plaines aldermen move ahead with plans to restructure TIF Jul 8, 2014 4:58 PM
    Des Plaines’ city council has started the process of restructuring an existing special taxing district plagued by a growing deficit. The city’s sixth Tax Increment Financing district, encompassing a triangle-shaped piece of land roughly bounded by Higgins and Mannheim roads and Greco Avenue, is in an estimated $6.8 million in the hole this year, and on track to be $20 million in the red by 2024.

     
  • Des Plaines debating allowing chickens in city Jul 3, 2014 5:18 AM
    Des Plaines aldermen appear willing to let the Historic Methodist CampGround raise up to six chickens on site as part of a 4-H program, but whether chickens would be permitted throughout the rest of the city is undetermined. “This is what was in the forefront of my mind. I didn't have in mind that anybody on the block would have a chicken coop,” Alderman Jack Robinson said.

     
  • 80-year-old cyclist hit by car in Des Plaines Jul 3, 2014 4:25 PM
    An 80-year-old bicyclist is in the hospital after being hit by a car in Des Plaines on Thursday, police said.

     
  • Maryville recognizes the special talents of its students Jul 2, 2014 12:50 PM
    Excitement was in the air last month at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, as officials held their annual awards banquet for students from Maryville’s campuses in Bartlett, Des Plaines and Chicago. “We strive to recognize the achievements of our children — and celebrate their strengths,” said Sister Catherine Ryan, executive director of Maryville.

     
  • Gacy investigator to discuss case Jul 2, 2014 5:46 PM
    The arresting officer and lead investigator in the John Wayne Gacy serial murder investigation will talk about the case during two upcoming events sponsored by the Des Plaines History Center.

     
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