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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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  • These New Year's resolutions are for pets

    Asking my Facebook fans (https://www.facebook.com/Stevedalepets) about their New Year's resolutions for their pets (or all pets) has become an annual tradition. Here some responses I've received for 2014: "To have my cats stop using my credit cards to...
  • Cops: Teen driver had drugs in system when woman killed by car

    Cops: Teen driver had drugs in system when woman killed by car
    A Des Plaines-area teenager had drugs in his system when the vehicle he was driving hit and killed a 65-year-old Niles woman last week, authorities said. Dustin Aranda, 18, was charged Thursday with aggravated driving under the influence causing death,...
  • Tornado assistance available

    Tornado assistance available
    There are many organizations assisting victims of the tornadoes in central Illinois. Here are a few of the many ways to help: Red Cross The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Red Cross vehicles are also...
  • Chicago-area fundraisers set for Philippines typhoon relief

    Chicago-area fundraisers set for Philippines typhoon relief
    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...
  • Tollway closing Des Plaines oasis

    Tollway closing Des Plaines oasis
    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...
  • Man accused of using stolen credit card at casino

    Man accused of using stolen credit card at casino
    A Chicago man who allegedly used someone else's credit card at a northwest suburban casino was later caught with seven fake charge cards and a machine that makes the plastic cards in his apartment, police and prosecutors said Saturday. Surveillance...
  • Des Plaines casino sues Cook County over gambling machine tax

    Des Plaines casino sues Cook County over gambling machine tax
    A northwest suburban casino has sued to try to stop Cook County from collecting a tax on slot and video poker machines that County Board President Toni Preckwinkle instituted last year to help balance the budget. It’s the latest challenge to one...
  • Ex-Des Plaines cop suing city

    Ex-Des Plaines cop suing city
    A Des Plaines police sergeant once accused of domestic battery is suing the northwest suburb, claiming Des Plaines still owes him money and hasn't kept promises made under a settlement agreement. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court,...
  • Coal tar industry fights bans on sealants

    Coal tar industry fights bans on sealants
    When officials in suburban Des Plaines read about the hazards of spreading cancer-causing coal tar on playgrounds, parking lots and driveways, they moved to join other communities across the nation that have banned pavement sealants made with the...
  • Prosecutors: Tracking device on stolen object leads cops to 3

    Prosecutors: Tracking device on stolen object leads cops to 3
    Three Chicago men who allegedly robbed a Des Plaines Radio Shack at gunpoint, only to be caught with the help of a tracking device on one of the devices that was stolen, were each ordered held on $250,000 bail Sunday by a Cook County judge. On June 27,...
  • Sheriff's office: Gang member found with AK-47-style weapon

    Sheriff's office: Gang member found with AK-47-style weapon
    A north suburban man faces felony and misdemeanor charges after Cook County sheriff’s officers found an unloaded AK-47-style weapon behind his home following a dispute with his neighbor, officials said. Timothy Bogacki, of the 4000 block of Touhy...