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Des Plaines

Des Plaines
One of Chicago's closest and oldest satellites blends homes with business and industrial districts.
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One of Chicago's closest and oldest satellites blends homes with business and industrial districts.
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  • Ex-wife: Man killed by Des Plaines police `Lived a life he wanted to lead'

    Ex-wife: Man killed by Des Plaines police `Lived a life he wanted to lead'
    Police released no more details on Monday about the shooting by Des Plaines officers on Sunday that killed a 44-year-old father of five, but the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said Carlos Salgado died of from a gunshot that struck him in...
  • You can bet it's exciting

    You can bet it's exciting
    If you have been gaming at area casinos since their inception, you know just how far that experience has come over the industry's 21 years. When Illinois's first casino, the Argosy Alton Belle near St. Louis, opened in September 1991, then-current...
  • Des Plaines man dies after being hit by tanker truck

    Des Plaines man dies after being hit by tanker truck
    A tanker truck struck and killed a pedestrian in Elk Grove Village Friday night, police said. Jose Resugio Meza-Horatio, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene about 9:45 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The truck was...
  • Cops ask witnesses to fatal Mt. Prospect accident to come forward

    Cops ask witnesses to fatal Mt. Prospect accident to come forward
    Mount Prospect police today asked for help from any witnesses to an accident that killed a 64-year-old woman this weekend. Zofia Wilhem, 64, who police said lived in Des Plaines, but who also had recently lived in the 8100 block of Grace Avenue in Niles,...
  • Man found dead in Des Plaines may have been victim of hit-and-run accident

    Man found dead in Des Plaines may have been victim of hit-and-run accident
    A 53-year-old Park Ridge man was found dead this evening near a Cook County forest preserve after being being struck by a hit and run driver in Des Plaines, officials said. Ronald Bougan of the 00 to 100 block of North Northwest Highway was found at...
  • Convicted sex offender found guilty of trying to lure boy

    Convicted sex offender found guilty of trying to lure boy
    A convicted sex offender was found guilty today of felony attempted child abduction charges in Cook County Criminal Court after he tried to abduct a 12-year-old boy last July in Elmwood Park. Judge Thomas Tucker convicted Jeffrey Jewitt, 30, after a one-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Convicted sex offender sentenced in attempted luring case

    Convicted sex offender sentenced in attempted luring case
    A convicted sex offender who was once the subject of a Tribune investigation about attempted child abduction was sentenced to 4 years in prison today after he tried to kidnap a 12-year-old boy last year in Elmwood Park, according to the Cook County...
  • 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...