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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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  • Hotel bus crashes on I-90

    Hotel bus crashes on I-90
    A hotel shuttle bus crashed on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) near Rosemont and Des Plaines tonight.   Troopers were called to the westbound lanes of I-90 near Lee Street at 6:25 p.m., according to an Illinois State Police Tollway District...
  • Officials: Boy, 17, dies after plunging off bridge on Addams Tollway

    Officials: Boy, 17, dies after plunging off bridge on Addams Tollway
    A Des Plaines teenager, who was found lying on the tollway this morning, died of multiple injuries from a vehicle striking a pedestrian and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Scott Wolf, 17, of...
  • Man from Springfield appears in McDonald's commerical

    Man from Springfield appears in McDonald's commerical
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Here's a blast from the past: a local school bus from the 1950s is making an appearance in a commercial across the pond.   Springfield resident Jim Lee admits he wasn't too excited at first about putting the bus on a trailer and...
  • My Pet World: Hero dogs and their legacy honored in Hollywood

    HOLLYWOOD — The American Humane Assn. celebrated ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things at the Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine on Oct. 3 at the Hollywood Hilton. The gala event was taped for TV broadcast Nov. 11 on the...
  • ComEd says most power should be restored by Thursday night

    ComEd says most power should be restored by Thursday night
    Commonwealth Edison expects to restore power to most of its customers by Thursday night, two days after a violent wave of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes and packed 80 mph winds at one point left about 440,000 customers without electricity...
  • Body pulled from Des Plaines River

    Authorities pulled a person's body from a section of the Des Plaines River that passes through west suburban Forest Park, officials said this morning. The unidentified male was pulled from the river near the 800 block of Des Plaines Avenue sometime...
  • Through scouting, Eagles learn to fly

    Through scouting, Eagles learn to fly
    Older Boy Scouts in Chicagoland and around the nation are rebuffing satirist Tom Lehrer's spoof on their "Be Prepared" pledge, which says: "Be prepared to hold your liquor well. Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell." They're shaking...
  • Selena Gomez's accused stalker pleads not guilty

    A Illinois man pleaded not guilty Thursday after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with one count of stalking actress and singer Selena Gomez. Thomas Brodnicki, 46, is accused of stalking the 19-year-old star of "Monte Carlo" and "Wizards...
  • Man apparently electrocuted on Blue Line third rail

    Man apparently electrocuted on Blue Line third rail
    A West Side man was apparently electrocuted this evening in Forest Park when he made contact with the electrified third rail in a CTA train yard. Ray Lynch, 66, of the 3500 block of West Van Buren Street, was found on the electrified rail in the 700...
  • First reports this summer of West Nile in humans

    First reports this summer of West Nile in humans
    Two women in Cook County have been infected with the West Nile virus, the first such reports this year, according to health agencies. The two woman are both in their 60s and both are still hospitalized, according to Amy Poore, a spokesperson for the...
  • Six cases of West Nile confirmed in Cook County

    Six cases of West Nile confirmed in Cook County
    The number of reported cases of humans with West Nile Virus in Illinois increased over the past week from two to six, and all instances were found in Cook County, officials said today. The Illinois Department of Public Health updates its records of human...