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  • Wags, Whiskers, and Whimsy at Clearbrook’s Pet Festival Aug 26, 2014 7:48 AM
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (August 26, 2014) – Wag those tails and jump for joy because Clearbrook’s first-ever Raise the Roof Pet Festival is coming to Melas Park in Mount Propsect on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

     
  • Emergency Nurses Association names deputy executive directors Aug 26, 2014 9:30 AM
    The Des Plaines-based Emergency Nurses Association today announced the appointment of two new deputy executive directors who will serve on the senior leadership team. Cynthia Meehan joins ENA in the new Deputy Executive Director, Member Relations role. Meehan brings a strong background in association leadership to ENA, focusing the majority of her career on membership and chapter relations.

     
  • Des Plaines’ Shawn Lane neighbors gather for party Aug 26, 2014 11:58 AM
    Eating delicious food was an all-day affair, as well as volleyball, bocce ball, baggo, practicing golf swings and just relaxing while visiting with friends and neighbors.

     
  • Especially for Girls Interested in Science and Math: A Day of Exploration Aug 26, 2014 4:44 PM
    This one-day program will introduce sixth-to-ninth-grade girls to many types of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

     
  • Crafters Wanted Aug 26, 2014 4:42 PM
    Crafters wanted for the 25th Annual Westmont High School Craft Fair

     
  • Services set for 29-year-old Des Plaines alderman who died of stroke Aug 26, 2014 6:13 PM
    Funeral services have been set for 29-year-old Des Plaines Alderman Joanna Sojka, who died Aug. 18 of an apparent stroke. A visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at St. Hubert Parish, 729 Grand Canyon St. in Hoffman Estates. It is followed by a Mass at 6 p.m. A public moment of silence will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the beginning of the city council meeting. The Sojka family has been invited to attend.

     
  • Athletico Physical Therapy Shares Health Tips to Start the School Year off Right Aug 26, 2014 4:32 PM
    Whether your child’s fitness routine consists of varsity football or walking to and from the school bus with a load of books strapped to the back, there are several health and safety steps you and your child should know about before school starts this fall. Athletico, with headquarters in Oak Brook, offers tips for young athletes and bookworms alike.

     
  • Metra train strikes, kills man in Des Plaines Aug 27, 2014 5:06 AM
    A man in his 40s died after he was hit by an outbound Metra train on the Union Pacific/Northwest Line late Tuesday afternoon in Des Plaines. The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:37 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

     
  • Des Plaines hires economic development coordinator Aug 26, 2014 1:00 PM
    Des Plaines has hired an economic development coordinator to assist the city’s efforts in bringing businesses to town. Lauren Pruss, who has been an economic development professional and planner for 16 years, will begin her new role in Des Plaines Sept. 8.

     
  • Silence was better than words Sep 1, 2014 7:05 PM
    A Wheeling letter to the editor: Kudos to you for your Opinion page on Aug. 22. A picture is worth a thousand words. RIP, James Foley.

     
  • Jen School students expand from growing vegetables to selling them Aug 25, 2014 12:39 PM
    Students returned l to the Jen School on the campus of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines to find their vegetable garden bursting with fresh produce. In fact, the garden is turning out so much the school is opening a farmers market. “The garden truly is an extension of the school,” Anne Craig says. “It’s not just the planting, cultivating and harvesting that offers so many lessons; it’s the social, emotional and therapeutic aspects that makes it so successful.”

     
  • Bubs Subs owner serving up hot dogs at Chicago Grill Aug 25, 2014 2:47 PM
    As a child, Dominick Pulli, owner of Bubs Subs in Algonquin, used to visit Gene and Jude's in River Grove for the ideal hot dog. Now Pulli is hoping to create a similar memorable experience for customers along the Randall Road corridor with his own hot dog joint, Chicago Grill in Lake in the Hills.

     
  • Glueckert Funeral Home continues ‘Honoring Their Lives & Legacy’ series with cemetery tour Aug 25, 2014 3:17 PM
    On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Glueckert Funeral Home is sponsoring the "Honoring Their Lives & Legacy" Series with free transportation and tour of the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. This promises to be an unforgettable event.

     
  • Two new Des Plaines businesses get public funds Aug 25, 2014 9:37 AM
    Des Plaines aldermen have approved giving two new downtown businesses $15,000 each to make interior renovations under the city’s business assistance program.

     
  • St. Stephen’s Folk Choir 50th Anniversary Concert Aug 25, 2014 7:28 AM
    St. Stephen's Folk Choir will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary with a concert.

     
  • Chocolate drink turns into a sweet racing business for Buffalo Grove company Aug 25, 2014 5:09 AM
    Kukec's People features Steve Ginsburg of Deerfield, who owns and operates Buffalo Grove-based RAM Racing and founded the Hot Chocolate Race.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Aug 25, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features lots of photos of the first day of the new school year, some rain and mud photos, and a colorful benefit run picture.

     
  • Can Arcada owner turn around Des Plaines theater? Aug 25, 2014 10:14 AM
    Respected suburban theater owner and concert promoter Ron Onesti hopes he can revitalize the shuttered Des Plaines Theatre, but whether he or anyone else will get the chance is in limbo. "I can envision an amazing entertainment complex that will truly benefit not only Des Plaines, but the surrounding suburbs," said Onesti, who has run the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles since 2005.

     
  • Driver cited in Des Plaines crash that injured 11 Aug 24, 2014 1:16 PM
    A 23-year-old McHenry County woman has been ticketed following a three-vehicle crash in Des Plaines that sent nearly a dozen people to the hospital Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

     
  • Family Support Group in Des Plaines Aug 22, 2014 7:47 AM
    Support Group for families with mentally ill members.

     
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