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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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  • '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 debates electrical aggregation referendum

    Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum
    The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf. Illinois law allows municipalities 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....
  • Farmers markets: Northern Cook county

    Farmers markets: Northern Cook county
    Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets. WEDNESDAY French Market in Winnetka 4-8:30 p.m., June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30, Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road at Gage Street. Northbrook 7 a.m.-1 p....
  • Fewer than 3 percent of nation's banks are minority institutions

    Fewer than 3 percent of the nation’s 6,730 banks are minority institutions, but that’s still a bigger percentage than a decade ago, according to a study released Monday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The FDIC defines a “...
  • 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...
  • California Is the Golden State...for Car Thieves

     
    While vehicle theft is on track to reach its lowest levels in nearly a half-century, the state of California now lays claim to more "hot spots" for the crime than ever. Golden State metropolitan areas occupy a record nine of......
  • Des Plaines residents briefed on I-90 project at town meeting

    Des Plaines residents briefed on I-90 project at town meeting
    With the first 37 miles of the Interstate-90 rebuilding and widening project completed in the west, workers have moved on to the eastern stretch encompassing Des Plaines, Illinois Tollway representatives announced at a recent town hall meeting. That...
  • Take-home cars put officials on hot seat

    Take-home cars put officials on hot seat
    Fourteen Des Plaines fire and police personnel take home city-owned vehicles, but Ald. Dick Sayad, 4th, would like to cut that number to four. The issue spurred a debate among aldermen, City Manager Michael Bartholomew, Police Chief William Kushner...