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  • Robert Cohen, Maine Township emergency management director, dies at 65 Oct 18, 2014 1:54 AM
    Robert Cohen, who rose through the ranks to become Maine Township’s director of the Office of Emergency Management, died earlier this week while he was out of town in Kentucky on personal business, officials said.

  • Endorsement: Yes to electrical aggregation in Maine Township, Des Plaines Oct 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote to expand electricity purchasing options in Maine Township and in Des Plaines.

  • Cook poll workers honored for dedication Sep 30, 2014 4:27 PM
    Cook County Clerk David Orr on Monday honored “the best of the best” suburban Cook County poll workers for their dedication, hard work, and depth of election knowledge. Of nearly 10,000 suburban poll workers, about 70 were selected for special recognition and invited to attend the ceremony.

  • Republican candidates featured at Niles open house Sep 19, 2014 4:34 PM
    Republican candidates running for federal, state, county and local political offices will be available to answer voters’ questions at an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Royal Kitchen and Bath showroom, 7530 N. Caldwell, Niles.

  • Turkey fryer safety tips at North Maine Fire Department open house Sep 17, 2014 5:00 PM
    Firefighters with the North Maine Fire Department will be demonstrating turkey fryer safety tips during an open house Saturday. By using a 30-quart turkey fryer, they will show “what not to do” when cooking a whole turkey or chicken, officials said in a news release.

  • Republican family picnic Sept. 14 in Busse Woods Sep 1, 2014 4:31 PM
    The Northwest Suburban Republican Family Picnic 2014 will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, in Busse Woods, Grove 27, in Elk Grove Village.

  • Tax appeal seminar scheduled in Des Plaines Aug 31, 2014 4:35 PM
    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar Monday, Sept. 15, at the Des Plaines Public Library.

  • Kimberly Jones named to Maine Township board Jul 24, 2014 6:24 PM
    Former Park Ridge alderman Kimberly Jones has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Maine Township board. Jones fills the seat left by Susan Moylan Krey of Des Plaines, who was appointed township assessor after the death of longtime assessor Tom Rueckert.

  • ‘Speed date’ your local officials in Maine Twp. Jun 16, 2014 6:31 PM
    Local officials will meet the public in a unique “speed dating” format at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Prairie Lakes Community Center in Des Plaines.

  • Shredding event Saturday in Maine Township Jun 3, 2014 5:37 PM
    Maine Township will be host a free document shredding event Saturday in its town hall parking lot. Residents will be able to bring as many as three small grocery-type bags full of paper to shred.

  • New Maine Township assessor appointed May 28, 2014 2:30 PM
    Maine Township Trustee Susan Moylan Krey has been appointed township assessor, after the recent death of longtime assessor Tom Rueckert. The township board of trustees approved the appointment at its meeting Tuesday.

  • Rauner to speak at GOP Lincoln Day Dinner May 26, 2014 5:01 PM
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner will be the keynote speaker at the Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner Tuesday, June 17 at The Cotillion banquet hall in Palatine. The event is aimed to raise money for local Republican township organizations and their work to elect candidates.

  • Maine Twp. to appoint new assessor May 27 May 9, 2014 4:15 PM
    Maine Township trustees are expected to consider appointing a successor to longtime Assessor Tom Rueckert, who died Tuesday at age 73, at their next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at township hall, 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge. Township spokesman Dick Barton said the law requires any appointee to be state certified to be an assessor and of the same political party as the person being replaced — in this case, Republican.

  • Maine Twp. assessor, former Dist. 207 board member Tom Rueckert dies at 73 May 7, 2014 9:38 PM
    Maine Township’s assessor of the past 29 years, Thomas E. Rueckert, died Tuesday at the age of 73 after a long battle with lung disease. First elected township assessor in 1985, Rueckert had previously served as president of the Maine Township High School District 207 board of education and chairman of the Oakton College Law Enforcement Advisory Committee.

  • Which suburban townships raised property taxes? Apr 30, 2014 9:04 AM
    Property values plummeted on average more than 20 percent from 2009 to 2012 across 50 suburban townships. Meanwhile, leaders of 36 of those townships increased property tax collections during those same years.

  • DEA Drug Take Back Day to Be Held April 26, 2014 Apr 24, 2014 7:19 AM
    The DEA, Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation, and local police departments are sponsoring a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 26. Local Take Back sites are located at the Des Plaines Police Department (1420 Miner St.), Niles Police Department (7000 W. Touhy Ave.) and Park Ridge Police Department (200 Vine Ave).

  • Bullying prevention program on tap in Maine Township Apr 15, 2014 2:23 PM
    Maine Township will host a workshop Thursday on bullying prevention, intervention and reconciliation, officials said.

  • Recycling drive planned in Maine Township Mar 24, 2014 5:33 PM
    Maine Township officials are encouraging residents to collect aluminum cans and bring them to a recycling event later this year, with proceeds to benefit the Maine Township Food Pantry. A “cash for cans” event in September will support the pantry, which, in addition to the regular food donations it receives, also relies on financial contributions in order to purchase more food.

  • Niewiardowski defeats Lietzow in Elk Grove GOP race Mar 19, 2014 4:05 PM
    An establishment Republican, Art Niewiardowski, defeated a young GOP activist in a bitter intraparty fight for Elk Grove Township Republican committeeman. Other winners in committeeman races were Democrat Steve Caramelli in Hanover Township, Republican Char Foss-Eggemann in Maine Township and Democrat Matt Flamm in Palatine Township.

  • Town hall on underage drinking scheduled Mar 4, 2014 6:49 PM
    A town-hall meeting is scheduled in Park Ridge to address underage drinking and drug use, organizers said.

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