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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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State agency OKs behavioral health hospital in New Lenox

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board has approved Silver Cross Hospital and US HealthVest's request to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in New Lenox. Silver Oaks Hospital will address the mental health and substance abuse crisis in Will and Grundy counties by expanding inpatient and outpatient services.

Northwest suburban police blotter

The report said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. May 23. A court date is June 14. Thieves stole a bicycle around 7 p.m. June 7 from the Metra depot, at West Bartlett and Oak avenues. Value was estimated at $400.

Des Plaines man charged in Bensenville slaying

Victor Tornez-Sanchez is being held on $2.5 million bail, charged with the first-degree murder of his former girlfriend, 32-year-old Olivia Renteria-Bravo. Prosecutors said Tornez-Sanchez waited in a vehicle outside the woman's home on the 700 block of Parkside Lane for her to return from a date with her new boyfriend.

Police: Shots didn't target Islamic Community Center of Des Plaines

Authorities released few details Tuesday about shots fired last weekend near the Islamic Community Center of Des Plaines, other than to say the mosque was not a target. The shooting occurred at the intersection of Potter Road and Suffield Street about 10 p.m. Sunday, Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said.

About half of suburban Cook towns opt out of county minimum wage

Almost half the 136 towns in suburban Cook County chose to, or were likely to, opt out of the County's minimum wage and employee sick leave ordinances before the July 1 deadline. In October, 2016, the Cook County Board passed a minimum wage raise to $11 per hour rising over two years to cap at $13.

Des Plaines reverses decision, opts out of Cook County wage law

Amid intensified pressure from business owners, Des Plaines aldermen voted Monday to opt out of Cook County ordinances increasing the minimum wage and requiring paid sick days -- reversing an earlier decision. Two weeks ago, the city council narrowly voted to follow the county rules, which raise the minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2020 and require five days of sick leave a year for full-time workers.

Both sides are talking again in tollway, railroad feud over O'Hare bypass land

The Illinois tollway is seeking to build bridges for I-490 over Canadian Pacific tracks and acquire land in a railroad yard near Bensenville for the project. After much saber-rattling, the Illinois tollway and Canadian Pacific Railroad might resolve a dispute without federal intervention over land near Bensenville for a western bypass of O'Hare International Airport.

Suburban City Council to Vote Again on Minimum Wage Hike

Yet another Chicago suburb is slated to vote on whether it will opt out of an ordinance requiring Cook County business owners to raise minimum wage for workers. The Des Plaines City Council is expected to vote Monday night as aldermen in the northwest Chicago suburb take up the measure for a second time in a so-called "do over" vote.

Des Plaines state lawmaker hosting town hall on environmental issues

Democratic state Rep. Marty Moylan is hosting a town-hall meeting Wednesday. June 21, with the Sierra Club to talk about environmental issues in Illinois.

A few plants can create a stunning impact

You needn't have a large yard to enjoy gardening. Container gardening on a small balcony or patio is limited only by your creativity.

Taste of Des Plaines opens, continues Saturday

The 2017 Taste of Des Plaines officially kicked off at 5 p.m. Friday in the downtown. The festival, which features live music, food from local restaurants and free entertainment, continues from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Diverging diamond interchange opens at Elmhurst Road and I-90

Drivers on Elmhurst Road at the Jane Addams Tollway Friday took a brief detour to England, switching over to the left side of the road as a new diverging diamond interchange went live Friday. The counterintuitive design channels drivers briefly to the left lanes and is one of only three such configurations in Illinois.

Oakton seeks artwork for 'Women and Anger' exhibit

Professional artists who self-identify as women are invited to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for "Women and Anger: Resistance, Power and Inspiration" by Tuesday, Aug. 1. This juried art exhibition, sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies at Oakton, will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 20 at Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

Northwest suburban police blotter

The victim reports this is an ongoing problem. • Thieves stole a red and black mountain bike between June 7 and 10 from a driveway on the 600 block of South Dryden.

Taste of Des Plaines returns Friday and Saturday

Debbie Larocco of Palatine samples sweet corn topped off with special spices at the Taste of Des Plaines in 2016 as she and others listen to the D62s band, which is comprised of schoolteachers from Des Plaines Elementary School District 62. The 2017 Taste of Des Plaines officially kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, June 16, followed by a fun-filled day and evening on Saturday, June 17. The festival, which runs from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, features live music, food from local restaurants and free entertainment.

Constable: How 2 men move stuff up 4 flights of stairs when it's 93

No matter how hot and humid it gets, these movers from Two Men and a Truck know how to guard against dehydration and heat stroke. On the hottest day of the year , my wife and I are helping our son Ben move out of his dorm and into his college internship digs for the summer.

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