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  • Visitation for former State Rep. Rosemary Mulligan on Wednesday Jan 5, 2015 4:54 PM
    Visitation for former State Rep. Rosemary Mulligan will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oehler Funeral Home in Des Plaines. Funeral services are private.

  • Charge filed in Des Plaines teen’s murder Jan 5, 2015 11:05 PM
    A Rosemont man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with Friday's shooting death of an eighth-grader from Des Plaines. Police said they believe the shooting to be gang-related.

  • After 29 years in distribution, Palatine man focuses on dogs Jan 5, 2015 12:27 PM
    Kukec's People features Brad "Casey" Howe, a dog training in Palatine who owns a local franchise called Bark Busters. The international organization recently named an award after his dog Dusty, who died recently of cancer.

  • Slain Des Plaines boy was eighth-grader, officials say Jan 3, 2015 8:26 PM
    Rosemont police are investigating the Friday night shooting death of a 14-year-old Des Plaines boy in an area of apartments near the Allstate Arena, officials said Saturday. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, the victim is Patrick Boswell of the 1600 block of Morse Street in Des Plaines.

  • Des Plaines-area woman dies after being hit by van Jan 3, 2015 11:40 PM
    A 38-year-old pedestrian died Friday after she was struck by a minivan near Des Plaines, authorities said Saturday. The death of Allison Flosi, who was hit near her home, was ruled an accident, the Cook County coroner’s office said.

  • Police: Arlington Heights man held up gas stations with replica BB gun Jan 2, 2015 7:30 PM
    An Arlington Heights man has been charged with robbing Northwest suburban gas stations after he was caught stalking a station in Des Plaines, police said. Martell J. Flippins, 26, of the 2200 block of Nichols Road, faces five counts of aggravated robbery after he made off with cash, cigars, prepaid cellphones and other items, police said. In some cases, he pointed the plastic, replica BB gun at a gas station employee or left it peaking out of his waistband, police said.

  • Your 2015 Guide to the Suburbs: It’s our best advice, but share yours too Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM
    Want to make the most of 2015? Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen introduces a special New Year's Day guide to living, working and playing in the suburbs.

  • 2 hurt in Des Plaines crash Dec 31, 2014 8:59 PM
    Two people were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a crash in Des Plaines.

  • New Year starts early for the preschool set in Des Plaines and Schaumburg Dec 31, 2014 4:23 PM
    The sound of noisemakers pierced the air as 400 brightly colored balloons descended to the floor, as more than 40 children and their parents rang in the new year, albeit 12 hours early, at the second annual Preschool Noon Year’s Eve Party at the Prairie Lakes Community Center in Des Plaines. Crafts, coloring, sparkly hats, noisemakers, games, and fun preceded the giant Noon Balloon Drop, after which it took all of 10 minutes for the pint-size revelers to stomp and pop every last balloon that hit the floor.

  • Challenges filed in Des Plaines council race Dec 31, 2014 6:18 PM
    Two candidates for aldermanic seats on the Des Plaines City Council have filed challenges to their opponents’ candidacy petitions. Robert Porada, who’s running for alderman in the city’s 7th Ward, has challenged the petitions filed by his opponent, current Alderman Don Smith. And 4th Ward Alderman Dick Sayad has challenged the petitions filed by his opponent, Mark Setzer. The challenges will be examined by the city’s Electoral Board, which will determine whether they’re valid. If upheld, the challenges could result in Smith and Setzer being removed from the April 7 ballot.

  • Wheeling fatal crash probe nearly complete Dec 30, 2014 7:22 PM
    The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team’s 3½-month investigation of a crash in which a Wheeling police SUV struck and killed 20-year-old Des Plaines resident Fredi Morales is expected to be complete in the next couple weeks. Police say the length of the investigation is not unusual.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 29, 2014 2:15 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of toys being donated, a homeless peoples memorial service, and snow falling inside a shopping mall.

  • Fitness Open House at Prairie Lakes Community Center Dec 30, 2014 2:36 PM
    As you contemplate your 2015 fitness goals, let the experts at Prairie Lakes help you on your journey.

  • Images: 2014 Photos of the Year, Cook County Dec 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald photo staff share some of their best 2014 pictures shot in Cook County.

  • 10 notable suburban business people of 2014 Dec 29, 2014 12:11 PM
    Kukec's People features 10 notable people who have shown innovation and perseverence in 2014.

  • AOIIs to be ‘Cruising for Murder’ at Schaumburg party on Jan. 14 Jan 7, 2015 3:17 PM
    At 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, Alpha Omicron Pi members will be "Cruising for Murder" as they gather in Schaumburg for their annual Murder Mystery Party.

  • St. James Trip to Haiti Supports Coffee Farmers Jan 2, 2015 2:14 PM
    This January parishioners from St. James Catholic Church in Arlington Heights will travel to Haiti to support fair trade with local coffee growers.

  • Don’t link firing of Angelo to Cutler Dec 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is overpaid, and his bad decisions are maddeningly frequent. But to say acquiring him is the reason former GM Jerry Angelo was fired, as Mike Imrem’s Dec. 12 column does, is just a laughable jump onto the Cutler-bashing bandwagon.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Dec 27, 2014 1:01 AM
    Burglars stole various stamp and quarter collections, cash, computer tablet, smartphone, two mini tool kit sets, and pills between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1 out of an apartment on the 800 block of River Road in Des Plaines. Value was estimated at $4,964.

  • The Soapbox Dec 27, 2014 5:01 AM
    A special edition of the Soapbox has Daily Herald editors reflecting on some of the biggest stories and topics of 2014.

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