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  • Santa Hustle Chicago 5K to benefit ACS, Toys for Tots Foundation Dec 2, 2014 6:16 PM
    The Santa Hustle Chicago 5K is comin’ to town this weekend-don’t miss out on all the jolly fun! Picture thousands taking to the streets and pathways of Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, outfitted in Santa hats and beards as holiday cheer overtakes the windy city!

     
  • Art show at Des Plaines Public Library Dec 3, 2014 5:16 PM
    During the months of December and January, members of the Des Plaines Art Guild will be featured in a group show in the third floor gallery area of the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St.

     
  • The Soapbox Nov 29, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors reflect on events big and small from the past week.

     
  • Arlington Heights Community Concert Band continues holiday tradition Nov 28, 2014 9:09 AM
    The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band will present its annual, free holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the auditorium of Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.

     
  • Des Plaines mayor criticized for panel appointments Nov 28, 2014 5:28 AM
    Two members of Des Plaines city advisory panels say Mayor Matt Bogusz isn’t reappointing them as retribution for positions they’ve taken against him in the past. But Bogusz contends politics has nothing to do with it. “He’s a baby. He has no clue what he’s doing,” Mike Lake said. “This is just retribution.”

     
  • Woman: Des Plaines police stun-gunned me 12 times in drive-through Nov 26, 2014 6:49 PM
    A Des Plaines woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that police used a stun gun on her 12 times and unlawfully arrested her in a McDonald’s drive-through in 2012. She claims three officers tried to drag her out of the car, then began to use the stun gun on her and “taunted her to keep a hold on the steering wheel during the ongoing Tasing,” the suit states.

     
  • Des Plaines Garden Club Annual Fundraiser A Success Nov 26, 2014 8:53 AM
    Des Plaines Garden Club Annual Fundraiser A Success

     
  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

     
  • St. Emily School Food Drive Nov 26, 2014 9:08 AM
    St. Emily School Food Drive

     
  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

     
  • At 85, UOP chemist honored by President Obama Nov 26, 2014 1:59 PM
    Kukec's People features Edith M. Flanigen, 85, a consultant and retired award-winning chemist with UOP LLC in Des Plaines. She received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Award from President Barack Obama and was one of eight recipients. She has invented more than 200 different synthetic materials, wrote for for numerous publications and earned 109 patents.

     
  • At 85, UOP chemist honored by President Obama Nov 26, 2014 2:01 PM
    Kukec's People features Edith M. Flanigen, 85, a consultant and retired award-winning chemist with UOP LLC in Des Plaines. She received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Award from President Barack Obama and was one of eight recipients. She has invented more than 200 different synthetic materials, wrote for for numerous publications and earned 109 patents.

     
  • Column sparked memories of past service Nov 24, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Michael Gerson’s Oct. 28 column on the L’Arche program for the disabled was a very touching piece that brought to mind the years I spent working with Spred, an agency of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

     
  • BROOKDALE DES PLAINES HOSTS AN INTERGENERATIONAL HISTORY EVENT Nov 24, 2014 7:43 AM
    BROOKDALE DES PLAINES HOSTS AN INTERGENERATIONAL HISTORY EVENT

     
  • Des Plaines Park District invites you to get moving Thanksgiving morning Nov 25, 2014 12:39 PM
    The Des Plaines Park District is encouraging a healthier holiday by offering three complimentary activities on Thanksgiving morning. The park district also wants to kick off the holiday season by giving back.

     
  • New Des Plaines police dog helps recover $30,000 in drug money Nov 23, 2014 4:05 PM
    Des Plaines’ new police dog helped recover $30,000 in drug seizure funds just days after hitting the streets for the first time. But it’s the simple things that bring this dog happiness. “When he does something good, he gets his toy,” said Officer Steven Dickson. “His toy means the world to him.”

     
  • Retired Oakton teachers have much to offer Nov 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Skokie letter to the editor: Oakton is in the business of educating, not depriving students of the decades of experience and knowledge these teachers have. These teachers have sound reputations in their departments and are sought-after teachers. The students deserve a chance to study with them.

     
  • Illinois Brass Band to perform three holiday concerts Dec 4, 2014 12:00 PM
    The Illinois Brass Band, under the direction of Stephen Squires, is proud to announce the schedule for its upcoming holiday performances.

     
  • Mano a Mano receives 300 new winter coats from charitable group Nov 21, 2014 5:04 PM
    A nonprofit group in Round Lake Park received 300 new winter coats for needy families Friday.

     
  • Thanksgiving Miracle Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    A MIRACLE FOR THANKSGIVING The Nelson grandchildren and close friends are partnering with LongHorn Steakhouse to do a pancake breakfast on Saturday 11/22.

     
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