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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 pays former officer $81,000 to settle lawsuit

Oakton Community College will pay a former campus police officer $81,000 to settle a federal lawsuit alleging gender discrimination and a hostile work environment. The Des Plaines school's board of trustees voted unanimously last week to settle the lawsuit with Joan Nebel, a fired public safety sergeant who previously served as the acting police chief.

Handyman services for seniors in Des Plaines, and Palatine and Wheeling townships

North West Housing Partnership Program is now offering handyman services to residents 60 and older living in Des Plaines, as well as Palatine and Wheeling townships. Repairs are completed by insured and licensed handymen who have been vetted by the housing partnership.

Des Plaines authorities rescue man from burning home

Two police officers were hurt while rescuing a person with disabilities from a fire that broke out Sunday morning in a house in Des Plaines, according to authorities. Around 8:40 a.m., officers were called out to blaze a two-story house in the 300 block of South Westgate Road, near Mount Prospect and Golf roads, where two senior women were on the front porch as the back of the residence was engulfed in flames, police said.

Two police officers rescue disabled man, suffer smoke inhalation in Des Plaines fire

The fire, which occurred at a single-family home in the 300 block of South Westgate Road, is under investigation. Meeting two senior women on the front porch, the officers were told that the disabled man was still in the house.

Apartment boom in the 'burbs

Driven by demand from empty nester couples selling homes and young professionals wary of entering the housing market, construction of new apartments has soared in the past five years. More than 2,800 units hit the market last year and thousands more are under construction.

Irma: 215K vehicle claims flood insurers on top of record Harvey

In the same season Hurricane Harvey is smashing records for vehicle insurance claims, a report out today says Hurricane Irma has generated a hefty number of its own in Florida - more than 215,000. More than 422,000 claims in Texas include massive numbers of vehicles taken to lots to be auctioned off for parts or scrapped, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau .

Gov. Rauner attends Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo

The tour continues to highlight the importance of the manufacturing industry to the Illinois economy as part of National Manufacturing Month. Elk Grove Village houses the largest consolidated industrial park in North America.

Des Plaines approves plans for new hotel near O'Hare

A rendering shows a proposed Fairfield Inn & Suites at 1450 E. Touhy Ave. in Des Plaines. City aldermen approved plans for the 137-room hotel Monday.

Gun control legislation possible during veto session

The proposed measures come as reaction continues to the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded. The legislation introduced by Democratic Rep. Martin Moylan of Des Plaines, would ban the sale of assault weapons, large-caliber rifles, bump stocks" that allow rapid firing of weapons and large-capacity magazines, which described in the bill as holding 10 or more rounds of ammunition.

Linda Nye Artwork at Frisbie Senior Center in November

A triptych watercolor painting of an eagle highlights an upcoming exhibit by artist Linda Nye at the Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway, in Des Plaines during the month of November. Besides watercolors, Linda is proficient in colored pencil and acrylics.

Rolling Meadows woman introduces World War II veterans

For the occasion, Xenophon "Fonda" Doudalis proudly wore his soldier's hat from World War II. Peter Poulos wore an Army green jacket with a Guadalcanal patch, a nod to his service in the Pacific theater.

Thelma Cornell Spain Artwork at Des Plaines Library

During the month of November, watercolor artist and teacher Thelma Cornell Spain will be exhibiting her exquisite artwork at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Street in the 3rd floor gallery area. Thelma is a life member and past president of the Des Plaines Art Guild and has taught for many years and done numerous watercolor demonstrations throughout the area.

Rhonda Popko Exhibit at Des Plaines City Hall in November

The walls of the Council Chambers at Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner Street, will feature mixed media works of art by Rhonda Popko throughout the month of November. Multi-talented Rhonda is the current president of the Des Plaines Art Guild.

American Academy of Dermatology to move to Rosemont

The American Academy of Dermatology sold its 44,000-square-foot headquarters facility at 930 E. Woodfield Road in Schaumburg. The American Academy of Dermatology will move next spring to the O'Hare Gateway Office Center, 9500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Rosemont.

Davis: How story on high-speed car crashes came to be

Police say the black Camaro, right, was traveling 135 mph when it rear-ended another car, killing its 23-year-old driver in Wheaton. Several years ago, my wife's car was rear-ended by a driver who didn't stick around to admire his work.

Gun control measures proposed in Illinois

The State Journal-Register reports that the proposed measures come as reaction continues to the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded. The legislation introduced by Democratic Rep. Martin Moylan of Des Plaines, would ban the sale of assault weapons, large-caliber rifles, bump stocks" that allow rapid firing of weapons and large-capacity magazines, which described in the bill as holding 10 or more rounds of ammunition.

Learn how to appeal taxes at Des Plaines seminar

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak, Des Plaines 5th Ward Alderman Carla Brookman and Maine Township Assessor Susan Moylan Krey are holding the event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 1177 Howard Ave. in Des Plaines. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks.

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