| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:54 PM
A Cook County judge has found two Des Plaines men guilty of aggravated battery for attacking a man with a dumbbell, but acquitted them on charges of attempted murder and home invasion.
Nicholas Ungureanu, 22, of the 2000 block of Touhy Avenue, and Bryan...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:43 PM
The Des Plaines City Council approved funding for the second phase of the 2,400-foot Ballard Road sidewalk design project, getting the next step of the effort underway.
Des Plaines city staff members have been working since 2008 with the state and...
| Oct 8, 2013
A wave of video gambling establishments catering to women is starting to sweep across Illinois — cozy, well-lit spots with names like Stella's Place, Emma's Eatery, Dotty's and Betty's Bistro.
They're a far cry from the stereotypical male-...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:33 AM
The Des Plaines Oasis overlooking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, one of the glass-walled icons of the Illinois Tollway system, will be torn down next year to make way for the road's widening, officials announced Thursday.
Opened in 1959 and long a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Sparks flew at a recent Niles Village Board meeting after Mayor Andrew Przybylo announced his appointment for village inspector general.
Attorney Chris Cohen was named as the village's first inspector general, but it was the process, not Cohen...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:10 AM
The following items are from police records.
On Sept. 16 at 1:47 p.m., a 38-year-old Wauconda man was arrested in the 400 block of South Rand Road and charged with failure to signal and driving on a suspended license.
| Sep 17, 2013
As the emerald ash borer decimates the city's ash tree population, Des Plaines aldermen have rejected an ordinance proposal that would have allowed city staff members to inspect -- and possibly remove at the owner's expense -- trees on private property...
| Sep 11, 2013
The Des Plaines and Park Ridge city councils voted overwhelmingly last week to shift their fire dispatch service from the Des Plaines Emergency Communication Center to the Regional Emergency Dispatch Center in Northbrook.
With the votes, Des Plaines and...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Faced with an ongoing battle against an invasive beetle that threatens to devastate the city's ash tree population, Des Plaines officials want to allow city staff to inspect -- and possibly remove at the owner's expense -- trees on private property...
| Aug 22, 2013
No human West Nile virus cases have been reported in Illinois as of Aug. 13, and the Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District has been spraying and testing to make sure that continues.
The district — which covers Harlem Avenue to County Line...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:32 AM
If you own a Honda Accord or Civic, or a full-size Ford pickup truck, you might want to take a moment to make sure your auto-insurance payments are up to date. You drive one of the top three most-stolen vehicles......