| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62 board President Brenda Murphy recently was recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and given the 2013 Thomas Lay Burroughs Award for her service.
"It's quite an honor to receive this...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:17 PM
A Des Plaines man was sentenced to two years in prison for striking a man in the head with a dumbbell.
Nicholas Ungureanu, 22, of the 2000 block of Touhy Avenue, was found guilty last month of aggravated battery in Cook County court. His associate,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:44 PM
There are many organizations assisting victims of the tornadoes in central Illinois. Here are a few of the many ways to help:
The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Red Cross vehicles are also...
| Nov 19, 2013
Plainfield's credit rating was recently upgraded by the Standard & Poor's financial services company, and village trustees lauded their staff at Monday's meeting for helping pull the town out of the red and into the black.
"This change alone will reduce...
| Nov 18, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports:
•Cash and jewelry were stolen after a door was pried open in a home on the 1100 block of West Crescent Avenue on Nov. 8.
•A garage door was damaged in an attempted burglary...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Leaders in Chicago's Filipino-American community are organizing fundraisers to help in the aftermath of a powerful typhoon in the Philippines last week that killed an estimated 10,000 people.
Donations will be collected starting at 6 p.m. Monday at...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Earlier this year, educators throughout Illinois braced for more rigorous standardized testing that would likely show plunging passing grades. Now that school report card data is available from the state, near northwest suburbanites are getting their...
| 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...