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Des Plaines

Des Plaines
One of Chicago's closest and oldest satellites blends homes with business and industrial districts.
One of Chicago's closest and oldest satellites blends homes with business and industrial districts. « Show less

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  • Accidently on Purpose

    Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims.
  • Man dies after being struck by UP Northwest Metra Line train

    Man dies after being struck by UP Northwest Metra Line train
    Outbound Union Pacific Northwest Line Metra trains have resumed but are behind schedule after a train fatally struck a male pedestrian  Tuesday afternoon in Des Plaines, officials said. The man, who was in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:...

    Des Plaines alderman remembered as accomplished, promising

    Des Plaines alderman remembered as accomplished, promising
    Des Plaines Ald. Joanna Sojka, 7th, had already accomplished a great deal in her short time in public office, said Ald. Denise Rodd, 3rd, her colleague and friend. But Rodd said she knew that if Sojka were able, she would have gone on to achieve much...

    Heavy rain shuts down Eisenhower for third time this summer

    Heavy rain shuts down Eisenhower for third time this summer
    For the third time this summer, heavy storms shut down the Eisenhower Expressway¬† after sewer back-ups caused flooding and buckling of the pavement near the Des Plaines River. This morning’s heavy rain flooded the same stretch hit by a storm on...

    Paramedic license rule up for debate in Des Plaines

    Paramedic license rule up for debate in Des Plaines
    As part of a continuing debate, two Des Plaines aldermen are urging the city's board of fire and police commissioners to reconsider a requirement that mandates all prospective firefighter new hires have a paramedic license to apply for the job. A city...