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  • AOIIs “Focus on College” on Nov. 12 in Prospect Heights Oct 27, 2014 7:24 AM
    AOIIs “Focus on College” on Nov. 12 in Prospect Heights

  • First suburban location of Barre Code Fitness Studio now open in Park Ridge Oct 24, 2014 6:58 PM
    The Barre Code, Chicago’s hottest fitness craze, is expanding to the suburbs. The first suburban Barre Code Fitness Studio recently opened in northwest suburban Park Ridge (at 33½ Prospect Ave.), with a second suburban Chicago location scheduled to follow in 2015.

  • Northwest Choral Society announces 2014-15 season Oct 30, 2014 6:48 PM
    The Northwest Choral Society, under the direction of artistic director Alan Wellman, announces the schedule and music selections for its three concert performances during the upcoming 2014-15 season.

  • The Falconaires Orchestra presents When Music was Music Oct 24, 2014 7:54 AM
    The Falconaires Orchestra presents When Music was Music

  • The Des Plaines Community Band Presents: REED THIS, Celebrating the Life and Works of Dr. Alfred Reed. Oct 23, 2014 1:10 PM
    The Des Plaines Community Band Presents: REED THIS, Celebrating the Life and Works of Alfred Reed.

  • Holiday cards to support the Leukemia Research Foundation Oct 22, 2014 6:32 PM
    The Leukemia Research Foundation announces its annual Holiday Card Sale. This year’s catalog includes cards for many occasions — and all can be customized. Cards for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year are available in many styles from general to business, religious, multicultural, progressive and more. The cards can be personalized and customers are able to customize verses. Cards range in style from a watercolor reproduction to traditional holiday scenes.

  • Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois Oct 20, 2014 7:45 AM
    Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois

  • Elaine Tejcek Artwork at Des Plaines Public Library Oct 20, 2014 7:37 AM
    Elaine Tejcek Artwork at Des Plaines Public Library

  • What’s All the Hoopla? Oct 20, 2014 7:36 AM
    The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, the Des Plaines History Center, the Des Plaines Public Library, and the Des Plaines Park District will host the annual Halloween Hoopla on Saturday, October 25. Spooky fun begins with a costume parade for kids, in and around Metropolitan Square and on Miner Street, and a day of safe trick or treating at participating businesses in Des Plaines, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The 2014 parade steps off at 10:00am from the center of Metropolitan Square, and is led by Jewels the Clown. Children participating in the parade and wearing a costume will receive a special trick-or-treat bag and a prize. From 11:00am until 4:00pm, the History Center will present its annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration with a sugar skull-painting and decorating workshop. The workshop is recommended for children ages 5-12 with an adult; the cost for members is $2, non-members $3. No registration is required. Visitors can also view the History Center’s current display, Greetings from Des Plaines, an exhibit on travel to and from our city. New for 2014, the Des Plaines Optimist Club is sponsoring Pumpkin Drag Races outside the Kinder House. Bring your own pumpkin racer to compete or borrow one from our scrapyard. Pumpkin racing is scheduled from noon until 3:00pm. Join Des Plaines Park District staff and make a Spooky Halloween frame from 1:00-3:00pm at the Des Plaines Public Library. This will be followed by live family entertainment at 3:00pm from Magic Matt’s Spooky Fun Magic and Balloon Show. Space is limited, free tickets will be passed out beginning at 2:30pm. Friends of the Library sponsor this show. For more information about the event, contact any of the hosting agencies. Des Plaines Park District: www.DPParks.org /847-391-5700 Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce: www.dpchamber.org / 847-824-4200 Des Plaines Public Library: www.dppl.org / 847-827-5551 Des Plaines History Center: www.desplaineshistory.org / 847-391-5399

  • Mary Olson Artwork Exhibit Oct 20, 2014 7:28 AM
    Mary Olson Artwork Exhibit

  • Oil painter featured at Des Plaines Art Guild meeting Oct 30, 2014 11:08 AM
    5.13- with one photo - page 4 NO WEB November Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild

  • Mel Thillens faced DUI, property destruction charges Oct 17, 2014 6:05 PM
    A Republican candidate for the state House admits to “youthful indiscretions” some 15 years ago when he was charged with driving under the influence and destruction of property in two separate incidents. Mel Thillens, now 43, is the Park Ridge park board president running for the 55th District House seat in the state legislature.

  • Des Plaines Park District Named Tyler Fuchs as New Golf and Facilities Supervisor Oct 17, 2014 7:25 AM
    Des Plaines Park District Named Tyler Fuchs as New Golf and Facilities Supervisor

  • GOP puts big money into 5 suburban races Oct 17, 2014 11:00 AM
    The election is 20 days away, and voters can start voting early in person next week, so the tallies of campaign spending released this week can give clues to where in the suburbs the toughest battles for seats in Springfield are being waged. Here are five races in the suburbs with some of the biggest fundraising.

  • Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook Oct 16, 2014 7:14 AM
    Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook

  • St Stephen Culinaires present the 2nd Dinner in the series; German Dinner Oct 15, 2014 8:07 AM
    St Stephen Culinaires present the 2nd Dinner in the series; German Dinner

  • Des Plaines School of Dance Accepting Participants Through October 20 Oct 15, 2014 7:43 AM
    For more than 45 years the School of Dance has offered studio-quality instruction taught by professionally trained, working dancers and choreographers. Our personable, energetic staff of instructors is committed to the growth and development, personally and artistically, of every student. It is also the home of the award-winning Dance Company, Artistry in Motion. See for yourself why hundreds of novice, intermediate and advanced dancers choose the Des Plaines School of Dance. There is still time to register for one of the many fall classes. We offer several different styles of dance including Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, and Modern/Contemporary. Classes are available for students beginning at age 3 years and up. Detailed information about all of our classes can be found online at www.DPParks.org or in the Des Plaines Park District’s seasonal Spectrum brochure. For more information about the School of Dance call 847-391-5711.

  • Wintrust Bank’s new Mayfair office now open Oct 15, 2014 6:24 PM
    The Wintrust Bank-Mayfair building at 4343 N. Elston, Chicago, is officially complete and open for business. The new facility, located on the same lot as the original bank, was built with a permit through the City of Chicago’s Green Permit Program and is currently pursuing LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

  • “Run, Walk & Roll” Oct. 26 to benefit Marklund Oct 14, 2014 5:14 PM
    Get ready to "Run, Walk & Roll" for Marklund! Registration is still being accepted for Marklund’s second annual 5K/1 mile event which is set for Sunday, Oct. 26 in Geneva. “Last year, nearly 600 people participated in our inaugural event and helped us net $30,000 for programs and services for our clients so we're looking forward to growing that number this year!,” said Stephanie Heinz, Development Coordinator at Marklund.

  • Sutton not slowing down, adds more suburban distribution centers Oct 13, 2014 7:59 AM
    KukecPeople features Seattle Sutton, now 82 and has no plans to slow down. She talks about the expansion of the company with distribution centers around the suburbs and how it all started.

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