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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
Oakton set to vote on closing preschool

Oakton Community College officials will vote Tuesday on the closure of the Early Childhood Center in Des Plaines due to funding issues. Many parents are upset with the decision.

Mary Olson Artwork at Frisbie Senior Center in March

Mary Olson, a self-taught artist, enjoys dipping her brush into the watercolor paints to create landscapes, animal portraits and floral paintings. Her artwork will be on display at the Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway, in Des Plaines from March 2nd through March 30th.

Pyke: More trains for Barrington, West Chicago; less for Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board must rule on a request by Barrington and IDOT to extend an oversight period of the Canadian National Railroad's takeover of the EJ&E Railroad and help pay for an underpass. Railroad officials are notoriously tight-lipped.

State Police commander willing to beat the streets

In this Jan. 25, 2017 photo, Illinois State Police District 11 Commander Timothy Tyler poses for a photo at the district headquarters in Collinsville, Ill. The 45-year-old has been promoted to captain, his latest promotion in an 18-year career with Illinois State Police.

Workplace makeover contest to offer $12,000 update

Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.comTamarack employees work in the conference room which was redone after winning the Daily Herald Office Makeover Contest. The Wauconda business received new light fixtures, paint, furniture and AV equipment.

County officials plan summit on tolerance

Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and other officials will meet in Grayslake on Tuesday to discuss ways to make the county a welcoming, inclusive community. The summit is set for 8 a.m. at the College of Lake County.

Des Plaines council turns to polygraphs in leak investigation

Mayor-elect Matt Bogusz poses for a portrait outside City Hall in Des Plaines in 2013. Washington-style intrigue will swirl through Des Plaines Monday when several aldermen say they'll take polygraph tests to prove they're not the source of a leaked document that has cast this northwest suburban town into an uproar.

'Sensory-friendly' movies not only for kids with autism

When Des Plaines mom Dawn Augustyn took her daughter to see "The Peanuts Movie," the dark theater and loud volume overwhelmed the 5½-year-old, who covered her ears, cried and insisted on sitting in her mom's lap. "We got through it, but it wasn't good," said Augustyn, whose daughter has sensory defensiveness, a condition that makes some people sensitive to things like sound or touch.

An added crash heartache: What happens to Crawford children?

Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comA makeshift memorial with flowers, candles and a Go-Fund Me page attached to the telephone pole stands along Northwest Highway in Des Plaines in memory for the family that was killed in a traffic accident on Friday. Mt. Prospect resident Kristen Benwitz brought a card from her son Jack to the memorial site along with some white lilies.

Editorial: A reminder that life is precious

The Crawford family of Arlington Heights: From left, Hailee, 15; mother Anita; Kirsten, 20, above Christian, 10; and father Kevin. Anita, Kirsten and Kevin died in an auto crash Thursday night.

Andromeda's New Trailer is All About Combat

Right on schedule , BioWare today released a brand-new trailer for its spacefaring RPG Mass Effect: Andromeda that spotlights the game's weapons and skills. As announced on Twitter yesterday , the video looks to be the first of several other gameplay videos, aiming at showing off exactly what's new in Andromeda .

Driver Was Traveling 100 MPH in Crash That Killed 4: Police

The driver of a Mercedes Benz that allegedly caused a three-car crash in a northwest suburb, killing himself and three others, was going more than 100 mph before the accident, police said Friday. Michelle Relerford reports.

Eyewitness describes horrific impact, aftermath of fatal Des Plaines crash

Marian Petrutza knew something was seriously wrong from the moment he saw the Mercedes-Benz's headlights racing toward him on eastbound Northwest Highway. "It was speeding so fast," the downtown Des Plaines resident said.

4 dead, 3 injured in Des Plaines crash

Four people were killed and three others were injured in a three-car crash in suburban Des Plaines on Thursday evening, police said. About 8:55 p.m., a Mercedes-Benz was driving at a "high rate of speed" west in the 100 block of East Northwest Highway, according to a statement from Des Plaines police.

Thieves in Des Plaines, Mount Prospect target laundry coin boxes

Des Plaines and Mount Prospect police are reporting a series of thefts of coin boxes from laundry rooms in apartment complexes. In Des Plaines, thieves stole the top and coin box between 10 p.m. Feb. 2 and 8:25 a.m. Feb. 4 from a clothes dryer in an apartment building laundry room on the 600 block of Beau Court.

Bail set at $50,000 for Chicago man charged in fatal Des Plaines crash

Bail was set at $50,000 Thursday for a Chicago man charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning in Des Plaines that killed one pedestrian and injured another. Chicago resident Roman Polniak, 52, was pronounced dead at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge after suffering injuries in the alleged hit-and-run, police said.

Des Plaines police make arrest after fatal hit-and-run

Des Plaines police have arrested a driver accused of fatally striking a 52-year-old man and driving away Tuesday morning, according to a news release Wednesday. Henry Houston, 66, of the 11000 block of South Front Street in Chicago, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death after the fatal collision on Wolf Road near Jarvis Avenue about 6:05 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

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