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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

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Illinois superintendent accused of sexual harassment

A superintendent of a northwest suburban Chicago school district is expected to resign next month amid allegations of sexual harassment. A statement from district spokeswoman Jennifer Bova says the district's Board of Education announced Wednesday that Williams would resign on Dec. 13. The statement says the board has received complaints of inappropriate behavior and offensive comments by Williams that could be interpreted as sexual harassment.

Chicago-area Teamsters local loses $2.3M appeal over Des Plaines lease

A state appeals court has upheld a judgment of more than $2.3 million over a broken office lease against a Teamsters Union local that represents more than 10,000 government employees in the Chicago area. But the appellate justices decided that longtime Teamsters boss John Coli Sr. -- a former key ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner now facing unrelated federal extortion charges -- wasn't personally liable.

Buy soup lunch and keep the bowl at Oakton fundraiser

For a $15 donation, Empty Bowl participants select a distinctive handcrafted bowl, that is theirs to keep, and receive a simple meal of soup and bread as a reminder that "someone's bowl is always empty." Enjoy a hot lunch on Saturday, Dec. 2, and help support Empty Bowls at Oakton.

ENA Releases New Emergency Department Manager's Survival Guide

DES PLAINES, Ill. The Emergency Nurses Association released its new Emergency Department Manager's Survival Guide , a digital reference for new and experienced ED managers.

District 62 hosting ceremony for veterans

Central Elementary School in Des Plaines Elementary District 62 will host a public performance Wednesday to honor veterans. The performance is at 2:10 p.m. at the school located at 1526 Thacker St. This performance is part of the school's efforts to recognize those who have served our country, spearheaded by Central's music teacher, Katie Tran.

Sacrifices of veterans recalled and celebrated around the Northwest suburbs

Many schools and other institutions in the Northwest suburbs marked Veterans Day on Friday, as the official day falls on the weekend. Events ranged from the lighthearted -- a pie-throwing contest at Canton Middle School to raise money for the military charity Salute, Inc., based in Arlington Heights -- to the somber -- a 50th commemoration pinning ceremony of veterans by U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi at Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg.

State lawmakers, inflatable rats call attention to Schaumburg union protest

State Sen. Laura Murphy, a Des Plaines Democrat, talks with members of Laborers Local One union Friday in front of Schaumburg's Lifetime Fitness facility. Illinois state senators Laura Murphy and Cristina Castro probably thought they'd accidentally driven onto the set of a monster movie Friday.

Metropolitan Square in Des Plaines sold for $13 million

Metropolitan Square, the downtown center for retail shopping and restaurants in Des Plaines, has a new owner with high hopes for attracting business to the site. Tabani Group, a Dallas-based firm with a focus on owning commercial properties, bought the property from World Class Capital Group for $13 million in late October, according to real estate brokers Marcus and Millichap.

Oakton student shows powerful images of Vietnam Wall

As part of an Oakton service project, Vietnam veteran Les Durov of Des Plaines documented visitors to the Wall that Heals, a traveling half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Visitors to the Wall that Heals were documented in photographs by Vietnam veteran Les Durov of Des Plaines. The pictures are part of an Oakton College exhibition on display through Nov. 12 at the Des Plaines Public Library.

Veterans get help starting careers through Des Plaines 'boot camp'

Evan Franck, an Arlington Heights native and Marine Corps veteran, returned home feeling behind after serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Kuwait. While many of the 24-year-old's Prospect High School classmates were finishing college and starting careers, he returned home to his parents and took classes at Harper Community College.

Rosecrance to offer outpatient drug treatment in Des Plaines

Continuing the services previously provided by the Advocate Addiction Treatment Program, Rosecrance Health Network will offer outpatient substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling in Des Plaines beginning Dec. 4. This transition will afford the community an uninterrupted provision of outpatient substance abuse and mental health services delivered by Rosecrance. Rosecrance will operate in the same location at 701 Lee St. and continue to serve current clients while also accepting new ones.

Long defends right-to-work vote

State Rep. Jerry Long, R-Streator, on Tuesday again voted against legislation that would ban counties and municipalities from establishing right-to-work zones. The measure, Senate Bill 1905, was one vote shy of overriding Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto.

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The Illinois House has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a measure creating a bill of rights for those taking out student loans. The legislation was drafted by Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan after she handled thousands of complaints that prompted her investigation into abusive practices by Navient.

The Latest: Gov applauds, jabs lawmakers on sex harassment

Democratic Senators Tony Munoz D-Chicago, left, and Michael Hastings D-Tinley Park, speak on the floor of the Illinois Senate as Sen. Ira Silverstien, D-Chicago, sits nearby Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. The Senate voted to expand power of the newly appointed inspector general to allow her to investigate existing complaints, including one filed last November by legislative activist Denise Rotheimer against Silverstein.

Des Plaines subdivision plans advance, despite traffic concerns

A proposal to annex land on the northeast side of Des Plaines and build a subdivision cleared a major hurdle Monday, despite concerns over traffic congestion, the destruction of large oak trees and high density. The city council preliminarily approved a plan by Dubin Consulting to construct 39 homes on about 6½ acres in the 300 block of North East River Road.

Des Plaines advances housing development that threatens dozens of old oak trees

Neighbor Susan Mack is concerned dozens of 200-year-old oak trees will be removed by proposed development, near River Road, Golf Road and Intestate 294 in Des Plaines. Nov. 3, 2017.

Harper College seeks support for $180 million in upgrades

Harper College officials are trying to gain community support for an estimated $180 million in campus upgrades over the next decade, possibly continuing a tax increase to pay for it. Over the last two weeks, the Palatine-based community college has hosted a series of meetings with elected officials, business owners and residents to detail a 10-year facilities master plan, which proposes a mix of improvements to aging structures, additions and new construction.

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