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  • Community garden at Oakton Community College seeks volunteers Mar 19, 2015 5:44 PM
    Volunteers are planning to be in the garden at Oakton Community College as early as Sunday to plant this growing season’s first round of crops, including lettuce, spinach, radishes, beets and carrots. But they’re also looking for other green thumbs — and even those who don’t have any gardening experience — who want to help.

     
  • Color Easter eggs at Des Plaines History Center Mar 19, 2015 12:11 PM
    The Des Plaines History Center is thrilled to be partnering with the Russian community for a family program about Easter eggs from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the History Center, 781 Pearson St., Des Plaines.

     
  • Strong Start of 2015 for the Illinois Fencers Club Mar 19, 2015 7:25 AM
    Strong Start of 2015 for the Illinois Fencers Club

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Mar 18, 2015 4:10 PM
    A woman purchased three $100 Vanilla Visa gift cards in December at Walgreens, 1 N. Elmhurst Road, Prospect Hieghts. When her family tried to use the cards, they discovered that the value had been stolen. One card was missing $98.50 after it was used fraudulently at the Ulta store in Prospect Heights. The second card lost $95 in value when it was used at Sears in Vernon Hills. The third card lost all $100 in value when it was used at Jewel in Des Plaines and several times at a Mobil gas station in Vernon Hills.

     
  • Des Plaines zoning change could allow $1 billion development Mar 19, 2015 8:55 AM
    Zoning changes that could allow a $1 billion development of offices, hotels, residential towers and retail that some say could rival nearby Rosemont have been approved for a 52-acre site in Des Plaines. "We believe we can do something quite a bit better here (than Rosemont),” said Rick Fawell, the project architect. “We can create an international destination.”

     
  • Des Plaines aldermen postpone vote on funding Sayad's defense Mar 19, 2015 8:53 AM
    Des Plaines aldermen have agreed to postpone a decision on whether the city should pay for Alderman Dick Sayad's defense in his criminal trespassing case. It's not likely that Sayad will have a city attorney represent him in court, but it is possible that the council could later decide to reimburse the legal fees of an attorney Sayad hires, officials said.

     
  • Two Person Art Show at Des Plaines Library in April Mar 17, 2015 7:07 AM
    Two Person Art Show at Des Plaines Library in April

     
  • Mary Olson Artwork Exhibit Mar 17, 2015 7:03 AM
    Mary Olson Artwork Exhibit

     
  • Des Plaines alternative fuel program on hold Mar 17, 2015 3:25 PM
    An alternative fuel pilot program in Des Plaines is on hold for now, since aldermen can’t agree how soon to put the program in place, if at all.

     
  • Des Plaines Financial Expert to Present at Illinois workNET Workshop Mar 18, 2015 7:12 AM
    Des Plaines Financial Expert to Present at Illinois workNET Workshop

     
  • Des Plaines will try to strike deal for farmers market Mar 17, 2015 1:35 PM
    Plans for a farmers market to return to downtown Des Plaines this summer are moving forward. The city council unanimously agreed Monday to direct City Manager Mike Bartholomew to negotiate an agreement with Connie Groat and her daughter, Monika Montemayor, to become the operators of a weekly farmers market near the library starting June 19.

     
  • Des Plaines History Center to Bring WW II Exhibit to Park Ridge Chorale Concert “The Greatest Hits of the Greatest Generation” Mar 17, 2015 6:59 AM
    Des Plaines History Center to Bring WW II Exhibit to Park Ridge Chorale Concert “The Greatest Hits of the Greatest Generation”

     
  • Health Insurance for People 65 + Years Mar 17, 2015 3:12 PM
    This lesson will explore the options and tools necessary for health insurance decisions by people approaching or whom are already on Medicare.

     
  • Display your skills for collegiate coaches at JUCO Spring Hoops Showcase Mar 13, 2015 11:49 PM
    High school and junior college men’s and women’s basketball players with collegiate aspirations are invited to display their talents for coaches at the JUCO 2015 Spring Showcase. The event takes place on Saturday, April 25, at Judson University in Elgin.

     
  • Des Plaines aldermen to vote on paying Alderman Dick Sayad’s legal bills Mar 13, 2015 6:19 PM
    Des Plaines aldermen are scheduled to vote Monday on whether the city should fund Alderman Dick Sayad’s defense in his criminal trespassing case. Some council members told the Daily Herald the city should pay for Sayad’s defense, since they believe he was acting in his official capacity when accused of trespassing.

     
  • No charges expected in fatal accident in Des Plaines Mar 13, 2015 3:06 PM
    A 68-year-old Chicago woman’s death after being struck by a vehicle in Des Plaines Thursday night is being called “a tragic accident” by police. Dolores O. Williams of the 1200 block of South Prairie in Chicago was pronounced dead at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge at 10:29 p.m., Des Plaines police said Friday.

     
  • Partnerships Announced to Reduce Heart Disease Risk in South Asians Mar 16, 2015 7:12 AM
    Partnerships Announced to Reduce Heart Disease Risk in South Asians

     
  • East Maine School District 63 Seeks Teacher Assistants Mar 16, 2015 7:06 AM
    East Maine School District 63 Seeks Teacher Assistants

     
  • Des Plaines alderman says resident wanted him to 'take care of' ticket Mar 13, 2015 6:04 AM
    Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad told police that the resident whose accusation led to his arrest for trespassing had asked “if there was anything he could do about” a citation for not shoveling a sidewalk, according to a police report obtained by the Daily Herald. It’s the latest wrinkle in a story that began the evening of Feb. 25, when Sayad, the city’s 4th Ward alderman, walked through the homeowner’s unlocked door and upstairs to a second floor music studio.

     
  • Express Employment Professionals Hosts National Leadership Event Featuring Daymond John, Dan Aykroyd and Liz Murray Mar 13, 2015 4:02 PM
    Back for its sixth year and sponsored by the Chicagoland Express Employment Professionals offices, the FREE event will be held Wednesday, April 8 at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road in Rosemont, Ill. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the program begins at 7:50 a.m.

     
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