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  • Columnist takes cheap shots at Bears Sep 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to comment on Mike Imrem’s sports column of Sept. 9. I find his comment that Bears safety Chris Conte is not telling the truth when he explained that the reason he missed the infamous tackle was that he was attempting to strip the ball to be unethical, insensitive and downright offensive.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Sep 21, 2014 5:20 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of high school homecoming events, a marathon, and a farm heritage show among many others, from more than 20 area towns.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Sep 19, 2014 1:24 PM

  • National Farm Safety & Health Week focuses on “Protecting What Matters” Sep 24, 2014 11:37 AM
    National Farm Safety and Health Week will be observed Sept. 21-27, 2014. "Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters" is this year's theme, and the week focuses on promoting awareness of safe farm practices, to everyone involved in agriculture and to the general public.

  • Judge Tristano Addresses September NARFE Gathering Sep 18, 2014 7:19 AM
    Judge Tristano provided and overview of the Circuit Court of Cook County and stressed the importance of completing the judicial retention ballot in the November election.

  • Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day at Free Event Sep 18, 2014 7:14 AM
    Des Plaines Park District and City of Des Plaines host Annual Women's Health and Fitness Day Celebration

  • New 236,000-square-foot distribution center being built in Des Plaines Sep 18, 2014 4:37 PM
    Officials broke ground Thursday on a 236,000-square-foot distribution facility on Des Plaines’ south side that could be leased to as many as six tenants, officials said. Elk Grove Village-based Liberty Property Trust is constructing the building on a 16-acre site at 333 Howard Ave.

  • Third Des Plaines River Trail Bike Ride returns Saturday Sep 18, 2014 5:38 PM
    A community bike ride this weekend will take cyclists not quite over the river — but next to it — and through the woods in Des Plaines. The 9-mile, family-friendly Des Plaines River Trail Bike Ride is back Saturday after a one-year absence, starting and ending at the Historic Methodist CampGround .

  • Des Plaines adopts vehicle policy, plans to cut some take-home cars Sep 18, 2014 1:44 PM
    For the first time, Des Plaines has a vehicle usage policy in writing — the result of months of debate by aldermen about which employees should be allowed to take home city cars. And while the policy stops short of saying exactly which of the city's 15 take-home cars will be eliminated, officials say they will be making those cuts soon.

  • New Oakton building named for retiring President Margaret Lee Sep 19, 2014 7:58 PM
    Oakton Community College’s board of trustees have formally approved a resolution naming the new Science and Health Careers Center in honor of retiring President Margaret B. Lee, who plans to step down in June 2015 after 10 years as president.

  • Active Parenting Classes Sep 17, 2014 9:36 AM
    The fall session of the popular video discussion program, Active Parenting Classes of Teens, will meet on Tuesday evenings beginning Oct. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Elk Grove High School, 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd, in Elk Grove Village.

  • District 214 presents annual “Career Nights” programs Sep 17, 2014 9:59 AM
    High School District 214 will host three "Career Nights" throughout October and November at various high school sites in the district. Each night will focus on different career clusters, highlighting various professions in each category. With representatives from numerous businesses and industries, students and their parents will receive invaluable information on planning for the future.

  • Elk Grove Film Club Announces Free Film Series Sep 17, 2014 10:10 AM
    The Elk Grove Film Club will begin hosting monthly film screenings for students and the entire community. In honor of the late Robin Williams, the film club will be screening the 1995 film "Jumanji" on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Motoring at the Museum Sep 17, 2014 10:24 AM
    The Arlington Heights Historical Museum is holding its 3rd annual Motoring at the Museum car show, and Plein Air art event, on Sunday Sept 21 from 11 am to 3 pm. Admission is free to spectators. Admission for vehicles is $10 and goes to support the museum's activities. All vehicles welcome! Sweet rides, good food, live entertainment, and beautiful art will make this event perfect for a family day!

  • St. Peter School Schaumburg to Host Its First Annual 5k Run/Walk October 18 Sep 17, 2014 10:28 AM
    St. Peter Lutheran School in Schaumburg to host its first annual 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, October 18 The Roger Kirsch 5k Honor Run/Walk to Honor Principal’s 40 Plus Years of Dedicated Service

  • Turkey fryer safety tips at North Maine Fire Department open house Sep 17, 2014 5:00 PM
    Firefighters with the North Maine Fire Department will be demonstrating turkey fryer safety tips during an open house Saturday. By using a 30-quart turkey fryer, they will show “what not to do” when cooking a whole turkey or chicken, officials said in a news release.

  • Wheeling sued by family of man killed by police SUV Sep 17, 2014 11:04 PM
    Family members of a Des Plaines man struck and killed by a Wheeling police vehicle Sunday morning have sued the village of Wheeling, claiming the officer driving had acted recklessly and negligently. The suit further claims that investigators left body parts of 20-year-old Fredi Morales at the scene of his death as long as 36 hours later.

  • Giordano’s to open by December in Des Plaines’ Metropolitan Square Sep 17, 2014 11:58 AM
    A Giordano’s restaurant is coming to Metropolitan Square in downtown Des Plaines, the franchisee announced Wednesday. The pizzeria will be located in a 1,500-square-foot storefront between existing Potbelly and Panera Bread restaurants near River Road and Pearson Street.

  • October Des Plaines Art Guild Meeting/Demo Sep 16, 2014 7:08 AM
    The October 14th meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild ( takes place at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 Thacker Street in Des Plaines at 7:00 pm and will feature Kimberly Butts, who will demonstrate the process of felted wool embroidery.

  • St Stephen Night of Bingo Sep 16, 2014 7:12 AM
    Bingo dates for the upcoming year

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