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Animal control issues have been mild so far this summer in Des Plaines and Rosemont, according to figures kept by both municipalities. Jeff Paul, animal... [Read More]
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Walls are up for the new aquatics center and cafeteria/commons area additions at the East Leyden High School campus in Franklin Park. Both building projects... [Read More]
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"Tales From the Hood 2", the long awaited sequel to 1995's "Tales From the Hood", was created in part by John Quinn, a 1994 East... [Read More]
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A proposal to add tighter security, air conditioning and new areas for all-day kindergarten in Wheeling Township Elementary School Dist. 21 schools will be in... [Read More]
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Latest artist's rendering of proposed Islamic house of worship at 1200 Hicks Rd., Rolling Meadows. Rolling Meadows aldermen granted the first round of approvals... [Read More]
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Funding for 36 local social service agencies is expected to be approved by Des Plaines City Council next Monday, Aug. 20 after a decision on... [Read More]
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Rev. Garry Scheuer, former pastor of First Congregational church in Des Plaines. Though Rev. Garry Scheuer moved on from First Congregational Church in Des... [Read More]
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Chicago Bandits professional women's softball team in salute. (Chicago Bandits photo) Rosemont and the Chicago Bandits professional women's softball team are... [Read More]
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Rolling Meadows police officers Mike Soto and B. Barry pose with the department's humvee during National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Lauren Barry/Journal... [Read More]
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Even though Wheeling opened up the doors for more video gaming establishments this summer with an end to its cap on gaming cafe licenses, two... [Read More]
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A pond at the Des Plaines Golf Center is expected to be filled within a month, along with replacement of well pump and motor to... [Read More]
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Plans for a trucking transportation center on Wolf Road in Wheeling came to a halt Monday (Aug. 6) when the village board rejected (4-3) adding... [Read More]
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Exterior masonry work on the Des Plaines Theater should be complete this fall, according to City Manager Mike Bartholomew. "We want work to start within... [Read More]
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Both Des Plaines and Maine Township cancelled National Night Out events Tuesday (Aug. 7) due to inclement weather. National Night Out is a country-wide... [Read More]
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Thai Square Restaurant's new location at 1550 E. Oakton St., Des Plaines, former home of American Wildburger, is expected to open next month. For the... [Read More]
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East Leyden High School is hosting Parent and Student Night for freshmen from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 8) as part of back to... [Read More]
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Learn how to appeal property tax assessments during a seminar with Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug.... [Read More]
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Plumes of smoke from a trailer fire drew crowds of onlookers from Rivers Casino in Des Plaines early Sunday night (Aug. 5). Des Plaines Fire... [Read More]
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Hart Schaffner Marx, a suit maker based in Des Plaines for over 50 years, will stay in the city following approval of a Cook County... [Read More]
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Maine Township High School Dist. 207 will hire two new principals within the next few years, according to Assistant Supt. of Business Mary Kalou. Following... [Read More]
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