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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
Opposes Senate Legislation to Repeal ACA ...

DES PLAINES, Ill. The Emergency Nurses Association today issued the following statement in opposition to the passage of any bill in the Senate that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act without protecting emergency health care services and access to care for those who suffer from a mental illness or substance use disorder: Although the legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is still being finalized, the Senate should defeat any proposal that does not protect access to emergency care or coverage for mental health and substance abuse patients.

New officers to lead Des Plaines American Legion Post 36

At 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, July 18, Des Plaines American Legion Post 36, 1291 Oakwood Ave., Des Plaines, held an installation ceremony for the following new officers for the coming year; July 2017-July 2018: Post 36 is home to veterans who can come and share their experiences with other Veterans. Post involvement with the V.A. hospitals and clinics fulfills its mission statement to "aid fellow veterans who have needs."

Oakton cancels July 24 student 'Play On' show

The Oakton Community College production of the student playwriting festival, "Play On," scheduled for Monday, July 24, has been canceled. The Tuesday and Wednesday performances, July 25-26, are scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. at the college's Studio One Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

Suburban flood waters drown out recreational opportunities

But at Golf Center Des Plaines , the recent rains and resulting flooding from the nearby Des Plaines River have created water hazards far beyond what's usually found on the course. The saga continued through the weekend.

Images: Life went on despite flooding in The Week in Pictures

Livianna Hess, 2, has her first bicycle helmet fitted by Meghan Jaske, of Centegra Health Systems at the Centegra Family Health Fest in Huntley Saturday. 400 chilcren got a free helmet.

Oakton's Des Plaines campus to open Monday

Oakton Community College will resume all classes and activities Monday at its Des Plaines campus, which has been closed for 11 days due to flooding. Students, visitors and employees can access the college, 1600 E. Golf Road, at the Circle Drive entrance by approaching Central Road from the east, according to a news release.

Frisbie Senior Center cafe reopens Monday

A retooled Cumberland Cafe at the Frisbie Senior Center in Des Plaines will reopen with a new head chef Monday, after a six-month hiatus. The Frisbie Senior Center in Des Plaines is opening its retooled food service operation -- the Cumberland Cafe -- Monday after a six-month hiatus.

Des Plaines, Gurnee rivers remain in flood warning stage

Limited flooding is expected to continue Saturday along the Des Plaines and Gurnee rivers, which remain in flood warning stage after being pounded by rainfall earlier this week. Although morning rain and thunderstorms will likely diminish Saturday and move southeast of the Chicago area, new thunderstorms are expected to move in south of Interstate 80, with some of the storms likely to produce large hail and damaging winds, the weather service said.

UP Northwest Metra trains resume with heavy delays

Metra trains along the Union Pacific Northwest Line are operating with delays up to two hours after a train struck a pedestrian in Arlington Heights, officials said. Inbound and outbound trains were halted after train No.

Storms rake Itasca, down power lines

Carol Janusek of Itasca waits for her son to arrive to assist in cleanup at their Center Street family home that sustained roof damage after a storm moved through the area on Friday. See video of storm damage at

Northwest suburban police blotter

Burglars on July 15 also broke into a home between 11:50 p.m. and midnight on the 2400 block of Evergreen Terrace, and a home between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of South Princeton. • Vandals damaged tires several times between Jan. 1 and July 17 on vehicles at a home on the 500 block of East Windgate.

90th Birthday: Susan Cotter

Susan M. Cotter, of Chebanse, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 29 at the Clifton Community Center in Clifton. No gifts, please.

Entire Chicago area remains under risk of severe storms Friday and Saturday into Sunday

The National Storm Prediction Center has kept the entire Chicago area under a Slight Risk of severe storms Friday and Saturday and a Marginal Risk Sunday . The greatest immediate risk for severe storms with damaging winds, large hail and flood-producing downpours here appears to be late this afternoon when storms could form along a warm front advancing north through our area and then later tonight into early Saturday when a Mesoscale Convective Complex of storms could form over Minnesota and Wisconsin and move southeast into northern Illinois and Chicago.

Opioids Posing Increasingly Dangerous Threats to Emergency Nurses

DES PLAINES, Ill. The opioid epidemic ravaging communities across the United States is posing a new threat to those on the front line who are working to combat it.

Elk Grove mayor breaks tie to approve District 59 administration building

Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson broke a tie vote Tuesday to approve Elk Grove Township School District 59's proposal to build an administration building and commissary near village hall and the park district pavilion. The plan is to build the facility on school district property at 1001 Leicester Ave., despite pushback by neighbors who cited concerns about increased traffic, loss of green space, smells from school lunches being prepared and even the possibility the commissary would attract rats.

Des Plaines, Fox river areas remain under flood warning

The Chicago area, including Lake and McHenry counties, was hit hard by torrential rain that caused flash flooding throughout the last several days. The areas near the Des Plaines and Fox rivers in the West and Northwest suburbs remain under a flood warning, according to the National Weather Service .

Risk of severe storms/flood-producing downpours continues Thursday through Friday and Saturday

The National Storm Prediction Center has the Chicago area in a Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms Thursday/Thursday night and a higher Slight Risk Friday and Saturday (see highlighted Thursday/Thursday night severe weather outlook map and the Friday/Saturday maps below. A cluster of showers and thunderstorms will move east across our area this Thursday morning with the primary threat locally heavy rains that could exasperate current flooding on the Des Plaines and Fox Rivers.

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