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During the 1940s and 1950s, Des Plaines was called the "City of Roses" because it was home to many greenhouses and was the world's largest producer of hot-house roses. In the 1960s the city changed its logo to the "City of Destiny." In the movie The Great Outdoors which starred John Candy and Stephanie Faracy as Chet and Connie Ripley, the Ripley family was from Des Plaines, Illinois. Also, the 1985 hit film The Breakfast Club was filmed at a local high school in Des Plaines.

Population: 58720
Local Newspapers: Des Plaines Journal Des Plaines Times
Local Sports Teams: Chicago Wolves (IHL) Chicago Bears (NFL) Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) Chicago Bulls (NBA) Chicago Cubs (MLB) Chicago White Sox (MLB)
Local Colleges: Maryville Academy

Zip Codes associated with des plaines, illinois: 60016 60018
Towns/Cities near des plaines, illinois : Park Ridge Niles Morton Grove Mt Prospect Prospect Heights Elk Grove Glenview Northbrook

Des Plaines News
Des Plaines man accused of setting neighbor's gas meter on fire indicted on arson charges

A man accused of setting fire to a neighbor's gas meter while a family of five was inside the home was indicted last week on arson-related charges, authorities said. Jason John, 42, of the 1000 block of Rose Avenue, Des Plaines , was indicted on felony charges of arson, aggravated arson, residential arson and criminal damage to property, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said.

Schaumburg named 9th best place to live in U.S.

Schaumburg is the 9th best place to live in the U.S., according to a recent report by Money magazine . Described as holding "a firm place in Chicago's so-called Golden Corridor , a stretch of suburbs northwest of the city that is known as an economic and manufacturing powerhouse."

Summer temps, autumn fun in Des Plaines

With temperatures easily topping 80 degrees, it may not have felt much like fall outside Sunday, but that didn't discourage a crowd expects to number in the thousands from visiting Des Plaines' Lake Park to celebrate all things autumn. The three-day Des Plaines Fall Fest wrapped up Sunday with live entertainment, games and activities for kids, arts and crafts, a carnival and more.

Oakton STEM speaker to focus on forensic anthropology

Learn about the career of a forensic anthropologist by attending a free lecture at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, in Room 1625.

Des Plaines Toastmasters honor woman with recognition

Des Plaines Toastmasters Club 1645 awarded Northbrook resident Jungsoo Kim the Competent Communicator Award, at its Tuesday, Sept. 5, meeting at the Des Plaines Public Library.

Oakton theater students stage 'Nickel and Dimed'

"Nickel and Dimed," a staged reading focusing on the true-life experiences of a middle-aged, middle-class woman who leaves her comfortable life and tries to survive on minimum wage in America, will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept.

Northwest suburban police blotter

1 at 122 N. Vail and charged with criminal trespass. He also was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Sept.

Des Plaines arts, vendor show to benefit drug recovery organizations

The "Charity Arts and Crafts and Vendor Show" is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 50 W. Oakton St. Admission is free, and proceeds will go to the Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation based at Maine South High School in Park Ridge and The Last Chance House in Crystal Lake. The event features homemade candles, teacups, wreaths, paintings, jewelry, watches, skin care products and other items.

Agency that buries abandoned babies promotes Safe Haven Law

Even as a crowd of mourning strangers Wednesday laid to rest two newborn girls killed or abandoned by their mothers, 2½-year-old Trinity Haack of Roselle stood among them as a happy, smiling testament to the potential of Illinois' Safe Haven Law. While the deceased girls' mothers in Chicago and Dolton did not take advantage of the 16-year-old Illinois Abandoned Newborn Protection Act , little Trinity was safely brought to a fire station in DeKalb in November 2014 and adopted at three days old by Christie Haack.

Two Very Different Communities Show What It Can Look Like To Accept Trans Kids

Welcome to " The Story We Share," a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities - but who live in very different places. As part of HuffPost's Listen To America tour, we're exploring how people's lived experiences overlap and diverge depending on their zip codes.

Moylan joins District 62 for Back to School Celebration

In an effort to advocate for local schools and welcome students back for yet another school year, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, joined Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62 to celebrate the beginning of the 2017 -2018 School Year at North Elementary School Monday, Aug. 21. "It was great to see all the students and parents excited about getting back to school," Moylan said. "It is very important that we continue to support our children by encouraging them to work hard, stay in school and creating a comfortable and productive school environment."

How to Identify Credit Card Skimming Devices

Credit card skimmers on gas pumps or ATM machines are actually card readers that steal the data off the magnetic strip. In addition, a tiny camera may be installed to videotape you as you type in your zip code or PIN, which makes it easier for the thief to use the data.

Oakton hosts award-winning poet Sept. 12

Join award-winning poet, writer, performer and educator Denice Frohman for an exploration of the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Student Center at Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.

It's noise-noise, not win-win yet for O'Hare runway rotation

The absence of a northwest diagonal runway from the lineup in O'Hare International Airport's latest overnight flight rotation is causing sleepless nights in some neighborhoods, residents said Friday. Chicago's Aviation Department launched its third rotation test in late July without using diagonal Runway 15/33, which is slated to be decommissioned either March 29 or May 24, officials explained at a O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission meeting.

Northwest suburban police blotter

18. •Burglars stole a purse between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 4 out of an unlocked 2005 Honda Odyssey on the 500 block of South Yale.

Marketing Firm LAUNCH Earns National Sales Trophy

DES PLAINES, Ill. , Sept. LAUNCH, a leading marketing and sales company based in Illinois , announced that their recent achievements were honored with a national sales award on behalf of a premier telecommunications client during the second quarter of this year.

Northwest suburbs hosting 9/11 ceremonies Monday

Several communities in the Northwest suburbs are hosting events Monday, Sept. 11, to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that occurred 16 years ago.

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