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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
Democratic gubernatorial candidates to speak in Des Plaines

Democratic candidates for governor have been invited to speak at the forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Prairie Lakes Community Center at 515 E. Thacker St. Seating for the event is limited. They include Evanston state Sen. Daniel Biss, billionaire entrepreneur J.B. Pritzker, businessman Chris Kennedy, Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, Highwood state Rep. Scott Drury, as well as Bob Daiber, a school superintendent from Madison County, activist Tio Hardiman and business owner Alex Paterakis.

Rauner Signs Local Government Consolidation Bill

H ouse Bill 4083 is the second bill in the Illinois General Assembly to propose getting rid of Cook County's unpopular soda tax.

United Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in...

When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company's announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

District 59 takes bonds, kitchen commissary out of budget plan

Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 is removing plans for borrowing $15 million and building a kitchen commissary from its budget proposal, bowing to pressure from residents upset about the district's spending. School board members Monday asked administrators to cut the two unpopular parts of the budget ahead of a final vote at the end of the month.

Trial date set for teenager in fatal shooting of Glenbrook South student

A trial date has been set for the teenager accused in the shooting death of Angelique K. Morris, 17, shown here. Morris was a Glenbrook South High School student.

Mount Prospect optimistic about new downtown development plan

This high-end apartment building is being proposed for downtown Mount Prospect. The six-story building would include about 70 apartment units and lower-level space for retail and restaurants.

Man killed in Des Plaines motorcycle crash

A 40-year-old man is dead after his motorcycle crashed Friday afternoon in the 2300 block of South Mount Prospect Road. Des Plaines Police reported that officers discovered the man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, lying partially on the curb and in the roadway with traumatic head and facial injuries.

Augustfest is back in Des Plaines through Sunday

The festival, which runs through Sunday, is one of the bigger church-based festivals in the suburbs, featuring big name festival bands, a carnival, casino, bingo, family games and food. Festival hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Northwest suburban police blotter

A court date is Aug. 25. • Thieves stole a black 2010 Toyota Corolla between 4 and 10 p.m. Aug. 6 on the 1100 block of West Hawthorne. • Burglars broke into a 2005 Honda Odyssey between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Frontier Park, 1933 N. Kennicott, and stole a purse containing $200.

Hidden camera found inside women's bathroom at Illinois Walgreen's

The camera, discovered by the store's manager, had been placed inside an electrical outlet and then stuck to the wall with Velcro. It was placed about one-and-a-half feet off the ground directly in front of a toilet inside the women's stall, Fox 32 Chicago reported.

Hidden camera found in women's restroom at Walgreens

The store manager of a Walgreens in Des Plaines, Illinois, recently made a disturbing discovery, finding a hidden camera inside the women's restroom, CBS Chicago reports. At first, the manager thought he found a cellphone, but when he looked closer, he realized there was a camera hidden inside what appeared to be a working electrical outlet.

Des Plaines effort to allow backyard chickens dead for now

BRIAN HILL/bhill@dailyherald.comAn effort to allow backyard chickens in Des Plaines got a frosty reception from aldermen Monday. Dozens of residents showed up to ask the city council for a change in local law to allow them to raise hens as the urban farming trend heats up across the suburbs.

Des Plaines History Center receives grant to scan photos

Mayor Herbert H. Behrel and City Clerk Eleanor Rohrbach posed on a tandem bicycle in front of city hall to promote a map detailing bicycle routes and historical sites in Des Plaines. Behrel was mayor of Des Plaines from 1957-1976.

Augustfest returns to St. Zachary in Des Plaines

Carnival rides like the Wind Glider are just part of the fun at Augustfest at St. Zachary Parish in Des Plaines. Food, live music, bingo and a casino are other attractions.

District 62 in Des Plaines to host "Day 1" celebration

The first day of school for most Des Plaines Elementary District 62 students is Monday, Aug. 21. Kindergarten students and Early Learning Center students begin on Wednesday, Aug. 23, while students at the year-round Iroquois Community School have been in classes. The district will host a "Day 1" celebration to mark the students' return at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 21, at North Elementary School at 1789 Rand Road in Des Plaines.

More Than 1400 Jobs to Be Cut Across Chicago Area

More than 1,400 jobs are expected to be cut in Illinois over the next few months, according to a new report. More than 1,400 jobs in Illinois have been or are expected to be cut over the next few months, according to state records.

Oakton's Skokie campus adds renewable energy source

When Oakton Community College President Joianne Smith signed the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge in December 2015, the college joined more than 200 higher education institutions dedicated to climate action. One of Oakton's commitments as part of that pledge was recently realized with the addition of a 25-kilowatt photovoltaic array at its Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave. Installation of the roof-mounted system, consisting of approximately 80 solar panels, was completed on June 20. In its first month, the system has generated five megawatt hours of energy, enough to power approximately 15,000 light bulbs for one day.

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