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  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

  • Man pleads guilty to Rosemont, Schiller park burglaries Nov 13, 2014 4:42 PM
    A man who resided ina Schiller Park motel pleaded guilty to robbing the a Rosemont hotel guest and several Schiller Park businesses earlier this year. In exchange for his guilty pleas, Robin Wolves, 30, was sentenced to eight years in prison.

  • Suburban mayors oppose property tax breaks for homeowners near O'Hare Oct 1, 2014 6:47 AM
    Nine suburban mayors and one township supervisor have called upon State Rep. Marty Moylan to withdraw legislation that would give property tax breaks to homeowners impacted by noise from O'Hare International Airport, saying it would lower property values and shift a tax burden onto other homeowners. "Property values are already declining," Moylan said. "This bill offers some relief.”

  • Hostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie Aug 21, 2014 5:05 PM
    Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history. The Schiller Park plant’s employees were stunned by the news.

  • POW memorial moves to O’Hare tollway oasis Jul 31, 2014 7:21 PM
    A solemn ceremony marked the arrival of two memorials at the O'Hare tollway oasis Thursday. The closing of the Des Plaines oasis forced one of the memorials, honoring missing soldiers, to make the move to the rest stop near the airport. "With the nostalgia that went with the Des Plaines oasis, we also have a new beginning here," tollway board Chair Paula Wolff said.

  • Nationality of victims shouldn’t matter Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A Schiller Park letter to the editor: In the wake of the passenger plane shot down in Ukraine, our president, the media and other Americans kept asking how many of the dead were Americans. I have been taught that a human life is important whether or not you are Dutch, Malaysian, African, whatever.

  • Palatine man pleads guilty to wire fraud Apr 18, 2014 9:35 PM
    A Palatine man pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday in Chicago, court records show. ion exchange for his guilty plea, Karl Dinev, 45, was sentenced to four years in prison, records show.

  • Shuttle bus catches fire Apr 17, 2014 10:33 PM
    A shuttle bus caught fire inside a building Thursday night in an industrial area near Rosemont, authorities said. Firefighters from Rosemont, Schiller Park and Chicago responded about 9 p.m. to the business on the 9700 block of Foster Avenue.

  • Rosemont mayor says door is still open to Cubs Jan 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    As the Chicago Cubs battle with Wrigleyville rooftop club owners over plans to renovate the 100-year-old ballpark, Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens says his door remains open to Cubs brass to move the team to his town. “Obviously we’d listen to anything. We don’t have any redevelopment agreement on that site, so if they’d call, we’d talk to them,” Stephens said.

  • Des Plaines hires economic development leader Dec 6, 2013 5:29 PM
    Des Plaines has hired George Sakas, Schiller Park’s community development director, as its new director of community and economic development, officials said Friday. Sakas, whose first official day in Des Plaines is Dec. 16, has worked in Schiller Park for eight years.

  • Rosemont to demo building, add Taco Bell Oct 16, 2013 5:47 PM
    Rosemont will demolish a building it owns on Higgins to make way for a new Taco Bell, officials said. But the owner of the only remaining business in the building is expressing his opposition to the move.

  • 27 Des Plaines River projects suggested to curb floods Sep 24, 2013 4:43 AM
    A federal study recommends $400 million to $450 million worth of projects aimed at limiting flood damage and restoring ecosystems along the Des Plaines River in Cook and Lake counties and southeastern Wisconsin. The recommendations heard at a Mount Prospect open house by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encompass 27 projects. "They have to do something. The levee in Des Plaines is like a godsend,” one resident said.

  • Questions must be answered first Sep 11, 2013 5:00 AM
    A Schiller Park letter to the editor: The situation in Syria is difficult and unclear. Accepting the premise that the Assad regime used poison gas, our leaders must answer the following questions to the U.S. public before taking any action: 1. What will be the cost in U.S. lives and Syrian civilian lives?

  • Mannheim Road work begins May 24, 2013 6:50 PM
    It's going to be a long year for drivers who use Mannheim Road -- a $60 million project to widen and rebuild Mannheim has begun between Irving Park Road and north of Higgins Road.

  • NEDSRA Jr. Bulls Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser Apr 3, 2013 2:21 PM
    NEDSRA Jr. Bulls Wheelchair Basketball team will play and exhibition basketball game with the Addison Police Department on Sunday, April 7th to raise money for their upcoming trip to Louisville to play in the National Championship Tournament.

  • Police: Man tried to meet Wheeling teen for sex Oct 19, 2012 4:19 PM
    A 24-year-old Schiller Park man was arrested after police say he tried to meet up with a 14-year-old Wheeling girl to have sex. Authorities charged Jeffery A. Vanderhayden with one count of grooming and one count of traveling to meet a minor — both felonies.

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