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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
How families can get scholarships for Des Plaines Park District programs

An organization that gives children in need funds to participate in Des Plaines Park District programming has money to provide more scholarships this year. Des Plaines Friends of the Parks received a $36,612 donation from Rivers Casino to help kids attend educational programs and classes.

Constable: Homeless in suburbs depend on couple's deliveries

The brutal temperature hovers well below freezing. The wind howls. There's not a soul in sight.

History of America's fave desserts unwrapped

Part of a Hostess Twinkie golden sponge cake with its creamy filling exposed is seen April 20, 2005 in Des Plaines, Illinois, a suburb northwest of Chicago. The Twinkie, an American icon and one of the nation's all-time favorite snack cakes, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month.

Rivers Casino welcomes general manager

Rush Street Gaming announced today that Bill Keena, formerly general manager of Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, has joined Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh as general manager. Keena and Rush Street opened Rivers Casino in Des Plaines in July 2011.

The Atlanta Braves stove is still ice cold

SEPTEMBER 21: A burner on a stove emits blue flames from natural gas September 21, 2005 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Prices for natural gas this winter could skyrocket upwards of 70 percent, resulting from the inclement weather in the Gulf; most affected may be the Midwest according to economists and the Energy Department.

Maine West, District 62 students joining for choral festival

Maine West High School and Des Plaines Elementary District 62 students will be hosting a choral festival at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. More than 400 students from District 62 will join with two vocal ensembles from the high school for the concert.

Community Consolidated School District 59 abandons controversial $20 million bond proposal

A group of residents attend a recent Community Consolidated School District 59 board meeting, where officials decided to abandon a $20 million borrowing plan. A group of residents attend a recent Community Consolidated School District 59 board meeting, where officials decided to abandon a $20 million borrowing plan.

Dawn Patrol: Roskam welcomes the immigrants whose countries Trump disparaged

Rep. Peter Roskam on Monday sent kind words to citizens of the nations that President Donald Trump disparaged last week. Roskam said the U.S. should be open to any immigrants who value the "great idea" on which the nation was founded.

ENA Doubles Down on Commitment to ENA Foundation with $50,000 Gift

DES PLAINES, Ill. The Emergency Nurses Association today announced the ENA Board of Directors doubled the association's annual gift to the ENA Foundation's General Endowment Fund by donating $50,000 to support academic scholarships for emergency nurses.

Crews spend day putting out hot spots after Des Plaines factory fire

Firefighters spent most of the day Thursday putting out hot spots at a smoldering Des Plaines scrap metal recycling facility largely destroyed by a massive overnight fire. Crews were called at 11:07 p.m. Wednesday to Maine Scrap Metal at 1274 Rand Road after the owner smelled smoke and phoned 911.

Oakton celebrates Martin Luther King's 'message' Jan. 23

Motivational speaker Bryant K. Smith will present "The Message: Dr. King Speaks to Hip-Hop," introducing ways that hip-hop artists are similar to King, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus. The public is invited to celebrate the legacy of noted civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by attending a free event at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Room 1610 at Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.

Massive fire overnight at Des Plaines recycling factory

Crews arrived at Maine Scrap Metal, LLC, located on the 1200 block of Rand Road, just after 11 p.m. Fire was visible and swept through the yard at a rapid rate, according to reports. The owner called for help from the fire department after smelling smoke in the building, ABC 7 Chicago is reporting .

Des Plaines couple to appear on Thursday's 'Wheel of Fortune'

Des Plaines couple Kelly and Russ Horvath will be contestants on "Wheel of Fortune" airing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on ABC 7. Kelly Horvath was upset when "Wheel of Fortune" picked her husband, Russ, to audition for the game show in late 2016. The Des Plaines couple had each entered a drawing to be on the show, but she got left out when producers came calling.

146-bed psychiatric hospital in Waukegan wins approval

Lake County officials and mental health advocates are applauding a Tuesday ruling by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board they say will provide greatly needed services and help keep those with mental issues out of jail. The nine-member board unanimously approved a $30.2 million proposal by New-York based US HealthVest to purchase Waukegan's Vista Medical Center West and transform it into a state- of-the-art, 146-bed psychiatric hospital known as Lake Behavioral Hospital.

Oakton screening human trafficking documentary

In recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Oakton Community College will host screenings of the documentary "Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking," Jan. 30 and Jan. 31. The documentary will be shown 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, Room 1610, at the Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, Room P103, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie.

McI has a busy Uma Expo at Booth 479

See the Brighter 2018 J4500, Accessible D45 CRT LE - Coming Soon in All-Electric - Plus Innovative Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Parts, Service and Support Enhancements DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS JANUARY 5, 2018- Motor Coach Industries , the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. , the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, is bringing its industry-leading vehicle innovations in passenger seating capacity, interior ambience, unprecedented passenger accessibility, Advanced Driver Assistance System technology, a 35-foot J coach and a move into all-electric coaches by 2020, to Booth 479, Jan. 6-10 at UMA Motorcoach EXPO 2018 in San Antonio.

Oakton partners with LSG Sky Chefs for skills training

Oakton Community College's Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development has recently partnered with the Des Plaines location of LSG Sky Chefs to provide training in basic electronics, blueprint reading and English as a second language for its employees. "We are so pleased to partner with Oakton Community College to advance the skills and abilities of our employees, offering on-site classes at our production facility in Des Plaines," says Cynthia Veremis, LSG regional field human resources director.

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