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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

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features 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. Ten people were...
  • Thieves Still Favor the Honda Accord

     
    As is often the case in these "most-stolen" lists, the vehicles that are most popular with those who buy cars are commensurately popular with those who steal them. Of the top 10 popularly pilfered vehicles on the Des Plaines, Ill.,-based......
  • Des Plaines alderman wants to change firefighter hiring rules

    Des Plaines alderman wants to change firefighter hiring rules
    Des Plaines Ald. James Brookman, 5th, would like the Des Plaines Fire Department to ditch a requirement that mandates prospective firefighter candidates have a paramedic license to qualify for the job. The Des Plaines City Council recently approved an...
  • Federal officials investigate weapons lost by Des Plaines Police Department

    Federal officials investigate weapons lost by Des Plaines Police Department
    Federal authorities are investigating the disappearance of two semi-automatic rifles that the Des Plaines Police Department says it lost. The weapons are M-16A1 rifles the Des Plaines Police received sometime in 2002 on a loan from the U.S. Department...
  • Des Plaines officials at odds over hearing officer

    Des Plaines officials at odds over hearing officer
    Tension between Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz and some city aldermen is running high while officials continue to debate the employment of administrative hearing officer Chris Cohen. Cohen, a Glencoe-based attorney, former Chicago alderman and hearing...
  • Eisenhower reopens after flooding closes all lanes overnight

    Eisenhower reopens after flooding closes all lanes overnight
    Traffic was moving again on the Eisenhower Expressway this morning after flooding from heavy rains closed all lanes between Harlem Avenue and Mannheim Road. Police blocked the westbound lanes at Harlem Avenue and the eastbound lanes at Mannheim Road...
  • 'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says

     'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says
    About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
  • Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line

    Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line
    A Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest line struck and killed a woman on a bicycle in Des Plaines on Thursday evening, an agency spokesman said. Train 639, which left downtown Chicago at 5:12 p.m. and was due in Barrington at 6:17 p.m., struck the...
  • Des Plaines Oasis dismantling begins

    Des Plaines Oasis dismantling begins
    Commuters along the I-90 Jane Addams Memorial Tollway are beginning to see the skeletal structure of the Des Plaines Oasis dismantled and removed this summer. "The reason we have to remove the Des Plaines Oasis is it's a structure over the road and...
  • Glenview police reports: Woman charged with criminal damage to property

    Glenview police reports: Woman charged with criminal damage to property
    The following items were taken from Glenview police reports: A 47-year-old Glenview woman was arrested July 17 at 12:32 p.m. and charged with criminal damage to property along the 1600 block of Waukegan Road. A 57-year-old Glenview man was arrested...
  • Park Ridge aldermen balk at pricetag for flood work

    Park Ridge aldermen balk at pricetag for flood work
    A sewer project aimed at relieving chronic flooding near the Park Ridge Country Club is on pause after aldermen balked at approving a more than $1 million engineering contract with the firm that has overseen the city's flood control work to date....