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  • Northwest suburban police blotter Feb 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    An Arlington Heights resident was scammed out of $999 around 9:33 a.m. Feb. 23 after he received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The victim was told that he owned back taxes and was instructed to purchase money orders from Walmart and Jewel. The resident sent $999 at a Walmart, but when he went to Jewel, an employee realized it was a scam.

  • Wife chosen over husband to run Des Plaines farmers market Feb 25, 2015 3:13 PM
    Jack Groat was the favorite to take over operations of a Des Plaines farmers market if the event resumed this year after a long hiatus, but now it appears that it’s his wife and daughter who are the choice of the city alderman leading the effort.

  • Dist. 59 choral festival Saturday in Des Plaines Feb 25, 2015 5:42 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary School District 59 will host its annual choral festival 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Friendship Junior High School, 550 Elizabeth Lane in Des Plaines.

  • Mount Prospect educator dedicated life to children, helping poor Feb 25, 2015 11:44 AM
    Mary Van Wazer left St. Zachary Catholic School in Des Plaines more than 20 years ago to become principal of St. Benedict School in Chicago, but her former students remember the impact she made on their lives. “I became an educator because of her,” says Susan Jaegers Dixon, now a seventh-grade teacher at Chippewa Middle School in Des Plaines. “Every day I strive to be a role model, cheerleader, and a teacher for my students, which is what Mrs. Van Wazer was to all the children she had in class.”

  • Woman’s essay was an inspiration Feb 25, 2015 11:34 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: I want to thank the Daily Heald for the beautiful, inspirationl essay by our own native Kayla Mueller. It is the insight, compassion,and wisdom in the essay that assure me (a senior citizen) that our country is in good hands

  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

  • AOIIs, guests ‘Focus on Fun’ at annual auction March 15 Feb 24, 2015 7:25 PM
    Continuing with their “Focus” theme for the year, Alpha Omicron Pi and their guests will “Focus on Fun” on Sunday, March 15, when they meet at the home of Cathy Grain in South Barrington.

  • Des Plaines Community Foundation offers college scholarships Feb 24, 2015 5:48 PM
    The Des Plaines Community Foundation is offering four $1,500 scholarships to college students pursuing either two-year or four-year degrees.

  • Northwestern College earns Better Business Bureau’s Complaint Free Award Feb 24, 2015 6:21 PM
    Northwestern College, a career-focused two-year college in Illinois announced today that the Better Business Bureau, has awarded the college its Complaint Free Award for 2014. This honor is awarded exclusively to BBB Accredited Businesses.

  • Des Plaines residents speak out about O'Hare Lake plans Feb 25, 2015 5:40 AM
    Des Plaines residents who live next to the O'Hare Lake office complex are opposing development plans that could include buildings as tall as 165 feet just over their backyard fences. An ambitious development proposal from O'Hare Lakes owner Robert Kozonis calls for as many as four 10-story office towers, five 11-story residential towers around Lake Peterson, two 9-story hotel towers facing Devon Avenue, and four levels of retail below the hotels.

  • Sayad looks like the better candidate Feb 23, 2015 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Bill McNutt of Des Plaines says Mark Setzer has not done a good job so far running for Des Plaines alderman and at this point, Sayad looks like the better candidate

  • Report clears Wheeling officer in crash that killed pedestrian Feb 23, 2015 8:24 PM
    A Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team investigation report released Monday clears a Wheeling police officer of wrongdoing in connection with a September crash in which his squad vehicle struck and killed a 20-year-old Des Plaines man. However, the report also confirms that the officer was traveling at a high rate of speed — a key point in a lawsuit filed against him and the village of Wheeling on behalf of the victim’s family.

  • Suspect charged in Elgin lottery heists Feb 22, 2015 3:15 PM
    A 25-year-old Evanston man was in custody at the Kane County jail Sunday facing allegations he broke into Elgin gas stations three times this month to steal lottery tickets. Police say Barrington L. Goodman was arrested after trying to cash stolen lottery tickets in Des Plaines.

  • Des Plaines Garden Club March 12th Meeting Feb 23, 2015 7:30 AM
    Des Plaines Garden Club March 12th. Meeting

  • The Soapbox Feb 21, 2015 1:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors reflect on suburban topics from Craigslist safety in Naperville to lifesaving skills in Elgin and much more.

  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

  • World War II graphic novel ‘Maus’ topic at Des Plaines History Center Feb 20, 2015 4:22 PM
    The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the Des Plaines History Center’s book group plans to read war-related titles throughout the year. The first book, “Maus” by Art Spiegelman, is now available at the readers services desk at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Feb 20, 2015 1:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of February 16.

  • 400 dancers in Des Plaines Dance Idol competion Feb 21, 2015 1:07 PM
    More than 400 dancers from 18 studios and three independent dancers participated in the annual Des Plaines Dance Idol Competition at Prairie Lakes Community Center. “This is the seventh year of Dance Idol and it is exciting to see how this dance convention has become what it is today,” said Nancy Suwalski, cultural arts supervisor for the Des Plaines Park District.

  • Rhonda Popko Art Exhibit Feb 19, 2015 7:45 AM
    Rhonda Popko Art Exhibit

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