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  • Laptop causes small fire at Maine West Aug 22, 2014 11:08 AM
    A small fire at Maine West High School Thursday morning was extinguished quickly and caused no significant damage, officials said. Des Plaines firefighters responded to the school, 1755 S. Wolf Road, after 10 a.m. when a laptop overheated and ignited nearby papers, according to Fire Chief Alan Wax.

  • Des Plaines outlines succession plan following alderman’s death Aug 20, 2014 7:59 PM
    Des Plaines leaders Wednesday outlined the succession plan following the unexpected death of 29-year-old Alderman Joanna Sojka. Mayor Matt Bogusz will make an appointment of someone from the ward to fill Sojka’s 7th Ward seat. The appointment is subject to city council approval.

  • First suburban Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Des Plaines Aug 20, 2014 5:07 PM
    The first Walmart Neighborhood Market in the suburbs is officially open for business. The 24/7 grocery store opened Wednesday at 727 W. Golf Road, located within the Des Plaines Market Place shopping center.

  • Roadside Safety Check Conducted This Month Aug 20, 2014 4:40 PM
    Roadside Safety Check Conducted This Month

  • Volunteers needed for D214 Community Ed’s Read to Learn program, training sked’d for August 22-23 Aug 19, 2014 7:44 AM
    District 214 Community Education will hold its volunteer training for the Read to Learn program on Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23. The traininig will be from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. Please call 847-718-7724 for more information.

  • Moscow Ballet holds two Chicago auditions for 2014 ‘Nutcracker’ Aug 19, 2014 9:30 PM
    The legendary Moscow Ballet is auditioning dancers ages 6-18 to perform as part of their annual "Great Russian Nutcracker" production. Two Chicago-area auditions have been scheduled: Aug. 22 and Aug. 27

  • Ice Bucket Challenge heats up fundraising in the suburbs Aug 19, 2014 6:33 AM
    Margaret Rosano, a Northwest Community Hospital nurse, completed the Ice Bucket Challenge for her cousin, who was diagnosed at 33 with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. She's one of many in the suburbs, including Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz, who have helped created the big boost in fundraising for charities fighting ALS. "Let's make ALS history," Rosano said.

  • Des Plaines alderman dies of stroke at 29 Aug 26, 2014 2:06 PM
    Colleagues are remembering Des Plaines Alderman Joanna Sojka as a rising, young leader committed to problem solving and helping others. The 29-year-old freshman alderman, elected in April 2013 for the city's 7th Ward, died late Monday from an apparent stroke. “She was a beautiful, young, single woman. She could have chosen to live anywhere in the world, but she chose Des Plaines,” Alderman Denise Rodd said.

  • The 2014 ‘What Home Means to Me’ Poster Contest Winners Announced Aug 19, 2014 2:07 PM
    A collaborative effort of NAHRO’s chapter/state, regional and national organizations

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market opens Wednesday in Des Plaines Aug 20, 2014 10:32 AM
    The Walmart Neighborhood Market makes its first foray into the suburbs today with the grand opening of a 39,000-square-foot store at 727 W. Golf Road in Des Plaines. “A lot of folks don’t want to walk the 150,000- to 200,000-square-foot building and weed their way through the apparel and all the other stuff," said Jeremy Arndt, the Des Plaines store manager, explaining the concept behind the smaller, food-focused store.

  • Des Plaines alderman wants to shift one of mayor’s powers to council Aug 19, 2014 12:51 AM
    A Des Plaines alderman has proposed stripping the mayor of the power to appoint a city hearing officer, hired to handle local ordinance violations. But Alderman Jim Brookman, chairman of the city council’s legal and licensing committee, said Monday he’s doing more research on the issue and decided to delay discussion of a proposed ordinance that would enable the eight-member council to hire the hearing officer.

  • Horrors! Des Plaines native goes for filmmaking revenge Aug 19, 2014 3:19 PM
    Michael Ojeda found the perfect secluded motel he’d been looking for. He asked the clerk if he could stay in the corner room. “Oh, I should tell you that the room you want,” the clerk said, “someone was murdered in it last year.” “Perfect,” Ojeda said. “I’ll take it!” That’s how this Des Plaines native wrote the horror film “Savaged,” which is premiering at Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival this week in Rosemont.

  • Boomers, let’s take back our pound sign Aug 17, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: I want to know, when did the pound sign (#) become a hash tag? In my 60-plus years we have always been told press the pound sign at the end of the conversation. So who now has decided this is a hash tag?

  • Des Plaines police investigated for missing rifles loaned by Defense Department Aug 16, 2014 12:01 AM
    The Des Plaines Police Department has been placed under federal investigation over the two missing rifles loaned to the department by the Department of Defense, federal officials said Friday. The pair of M-16A1 rifles were given to the department in 2002 under a federal program that supplies local law enforcement agencies with surplus military equipment.

  • Artistry in Motion wins top honors at National Dance Competition Aug 14, 2014 7:37 AM
    Artistry in Motion, the in-house dance company of the Des Plaines Park District, took home several top honors at the 2014 DanceAmerica National Finals held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fl., July 3-6.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Aug 14, 2014 7:18 PM
    A woman moving from the 600 block to the 800 block of McHenry Road told Wheeling police her full-length black mink coat and 3/4-length sheared beaver coat were stolen while in the moving van between 10 a.m. Aug. 5 and noon Aug. 7. Value was estimated at $14,000.

  • Bronson Wittkamp named MVP of AAABA National Baseball Tournament Aug 13, 2014 7:23 AM
    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Des Plaines Patriots on capturing their first AAABA Championship held In Johnstown, Pa. - Aug.4-10 2014

  • Rifles missing from Des Plaines Police Department Aug 13, 2014 5:13 AM
    Two missing rifles on loan to the Des Plaines Police Department from the Department of Defense have failed to turn up following an internal investigation, authorities said Tuesday. The weapons, both M-16A1 rifles, were given to the department in 2002 under a federal program that supplies local law enforcement agencies with surplus military equipment.

  • Des Plaines teen to carry flag onto Soldier Field before Bears game Aug 13, 2014 6:53 PM
    A Des Plaines teen will carry the Bear Down flag onto Soldier Field before kickoff of Thursday night’s Bears' preseason game. Peter Branick, a 16-year-old heart patient, was chosen as recognition for being a role model to other patients.

  • Finally, A Good News Story Aug 12, 2014 7:07 AM
    Not just another children’s book but a rhyming children’s book with an important life lesson, “think for yourself”, delightfully illustrated by children the age of the intended readers.

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