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  • Caravello wins Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent competition Aug 9, 2014 9:06 PM

    By Deborah Pankey

    After wowing the crowd with his rendition of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine” and wowing the judges with his musical evolution over the past several weeks, Dennis Caravello of Mount Prospect was named the winner of Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent for 2014. “This is just surreal,” said Caravello who started playing guitar at age 5 and dropped out of college a bit over a year ago to pursue music.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Aug 8, 2014 10:36 AM
    Vandals walked on freshly poured sidewalk concrete between noon and 7:25 p.m. Aug. 5 on the 100 and 200 blocks of West Walnut Avenue in Des Plaines. Damage was estimated at $3,000.

     
  • Des Plaines water tank repairs authorized Aug 8, 2014 4:56 PM
    Repairs will be made to Des Plaines’ aboveground 4 million gallon water storage tank on Central Road in preparation for receiving a new city water source. The city council this week authorized the repairs by approving a $324,850 contract with DN Tanks, of Wakefield, Massachusetts, the original manufacturer of the 40-year-old tank.

     
  • Augustfest underway in Des Plaines Aug 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    Augustfest, the big Des Plaines festival sponsored by St. Zachary Church, began Thursday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 10, on the church grounds, two blocks east of Elmhurst Road at 67 W. Algonquin Road. The festival, which is celebrating its 30th year, includes carnival rides, entertainment by festival bands, children’s games, bingo, casino games, cash raffle, and food and drinks. Admission is free.

     
  • Specialist to discuss how to manage your stress Aug 18, 2014 2:12 PM
    Dr. Patrick McGrath to speaks on Stress Management at talk in Des Plaines.

     
  • Fahey Medical Center in Des Plaines closes due to foreclosure Aug 8, 2014 4:22 PM
    A longtime medical clinic in Des Plaines has closed its doors due to foreclosure. An eviction notice from the Cook County Sheriff is posted on the doors of the Fahey Medical Center, which has been at 581 E. Golf Road since 1957.

     
  • Winners announced in Des Plaines curb appeal contest Aug 7, 2014 6:41 PM
    It’s official: Barbara and Stan Hardwick of 125 Stratford Road have the most “curb appeal” in Des Plaines. The couple is taking home first prize in Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz’s inaugural Curb Appeal Challenge, which he started to recognize residents who take great pride in their homes.

     
  • Got Skills on the Grill? Compete in C.A.T.I.F.’s Rib & Chicken Cook-Off in Palatine! Aug 6, 2014 7:31 AM
    Local charity C.A.T.I.F. [Celebrating All That Is Feminine] is hosting its 4th annual Block Party/Cook-Off fundraiser to benefit the Palatine Opportunity Center.

     
  • CHIPS students become a part of Des Plaines History Aug 6, 2014 2:30 PM
    Reverend Dr. William G. Grice III donated an original January 1929 edition of “The Centralite” to the Des Plaines History Center on June 5, in honor of the six 2013/2014 CHIPs students and their teacher, who researched historical information about Des Plaines and disseminated the facts in plastic Easter eggs at the 2014 Park District Egg Hunt.

     
  • AquaSprites to present annual water show Aug. 8 Aug 6, 2014 10:20 AM
    The AquaSprites Synchronized Swim Team presents their annual water show, “It’s A Celebration,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, at Lattof YMCA, 300 E. Northwest Highway, in Des Plaines.

     
  • Search for Chicago’s Finest Painted Ladies nearing deadline Aug 5, 2014 3:59 PM
    This "Beauty Contest" for houses is now in its 28th year and has honored more than 200 winners of beautifully repainted houses. It is also open for businesses, house additions and any structure that has added color to its presence. The painting project must be completed by Labor Day. September 1st.

     
  • Last chance to vote for talent contest Fan Favorite Aug 5, 2014 12:27 PM
    The last round of online voting for Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent kicks off at midnight, giving the public one last chance to have their say in picking a Fan Favorite for the summer-long competition. You can watch performance videos of the top 10 SCGT finalists and vote online for your favorites by visiting dailyherald.com/entertainment/talent from midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 6, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. The contestant with the most votes after three rounds of voting wins a Funjet Vacation for two.

     
  • NORTHWEST CHORAL SOCIETY INVITES PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS TO MEET & GREET Aug 5, 2014 9:59 AM
    If you previously sang in a chorus – high school, college or community group – and are now looking for a great activity in which to participate during the non-summer months, the Northwest Choral Society (NWCS) invites you to a “Meet & Greet” on Tuesday, August 26. The casual social event will be held between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1095 Thacker St. (between Margaret St. and Jeannette St.), Des Plaines, IL.

     
  • Augustfest opens Thursday in Des Plaines Aug 5, 2014 1:51 PM
    Augustfest, the big Des Plaines festival sponsored by St. Zachary Church, begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 10, on the church grounds two blocks east of Elmhurst Road at 67 W. Algonquin Road. The festival, which is celebrating its 30th year, includes carnival rides, entertainment by festival bands, children’s games, bingo, casino games, cash raffle, and food and drinks. Admission is free.

     
  • Des Plaines Ald. Sayad drops effort to cut take-home vehicles Aug 5, 2014 12:22 PM
    Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad has abandoned a push to eliminate some city-owned employee take-home vehicles. “I don’t feel bad going back and changing my opinion,” Sayad said. “I feel that I maybe made a mistake and I see what’s going on now, so I want to go and do the right thing.”

     
  • Still no contract, no firing for Des Plaines hearing officer Aug 4, 2014 11:41 PM
    Chris Cohen is staying put for now as Des Plaines’ city hearing officer, tasked with judging guilt or innocence for red-light camera tickets and parking violations. And even though he has been working without a contract since Jan. 1, a proposed deal that would have given Mayor Matt Bogusz the power to fire Cohen was tabled by the city council on a 6-2 vote Monday night.

     
  • Israel leaves Gaza residents with few options Aug 4, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: The majority of the Palestinians are very anti-violence. True, it is unfortunate that Hamas is in power, but they were voted in democratically with the hope that Hamas would do something for their cause. And what is that cause? Freedom!

     
  • Travel exhibit to open at Des Plaines History Center Aug 4, 2014 9:09 AM
    Come explore the power and attraction of travel at a reception for a new exhibit from 5-7 p.m. (presentation at 6 p.m.) Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Aug 4, 2014 2:43 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of outdoor activities, including running, dancing, and butterfly hunting

     
  • Geneva optometrist focuses on new technology Aug 4, 2014 5:06 AM
    Kukec's People features long-time Geneva optometrist who is now offering genetic testing to his patients.

     
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