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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
GISCI 2017 Summer Exam Application Period Closes Soon

Des Plaines, IL The next testing window for the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam as a part of the GISP Certification is scheduled for June 10-17, 2017, and applications will be taken for North American testing locations through the end of May. The exam will be four hours in length and will require a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass. The Exam application form and testing center locations are now available on the GISCI web site, and an Exam Application portal is available for direct Exam application.

Des Plaines teen accidentally shot by younger sibling

A 15-year-old Des Plaines teen is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being accidentally shot in the face Saturday by a 10-year-old sibling, police said Monday. The injured boy was discovered about 10:55 a.m. Saturday by officers and first responders called to a home in the 2100 block of David Drive in response to reports of a possible gunshot wound.

Readers don't see straight on roundabout issue

As roundabouts sprout in the suburbs, drivers are taking sides after a recent column about engineering solutions to prevent crashes. You can put Elgin's Josh Powell in the pro-roundabout camp.

Volunteers turning old Mount Prospect building into cancer resource center

Dust swarms and hammers echo in a musty former tax office under renovation but Jill Swanson Peltier is envisioning a bright room with a crackling fire and comfy chairs where cancer survivors find solace. Saturday marked an onslaught of demolition work at the future home for Lemons of Love in Mount Prospect as Peltier, the group's founder was joined by a team of volunteers.

Cops on doughnut shop rooftops across the suburbs for good cause

For the 15th consecutive year, law enforcement officers from throughout the state got on top of Dunkin' Donuts rooftops in support of Special Olympics Illinois. They reached the roofs as early as 5 a.m. Police officers were well represented in the Northwest suburbs.

Cardinal Cupich visiting St. Zachary in Des Plaines on Sunday

Cardinal Blase Cupich will be celebrating Mass at 10:00 AM Sunday, May 21, at St. Zachary Parish, 567 W. Algonquin Road in Des Plaines. Cupich was invited by the longtime pastor, Rev.

Third runway test passes committee; changes could affect Des Plaines, Elmhurst

Members of an O'Hare noise committee voted for a third overnight runway rotation Friday, but conflicts between suburbs over whose residents get a sound sleep could make final approval dicey. The Chicago Department of Aviation began a second runway rotation test April 30 in an effort to evenly distribute the nighttime din from O'Hare International Airport jets around the city and suburbs.

Mount Prospect Lions Club was founded during the Depression

One of Mount Prospect's oldest civic clubs is still one of its most active. The Mount Prospect Lions Club was founded in 1934 by 31 local men and 83 years later, it boasts a roster of 78 men and women, making it one of the largest Lions Clubs in the region.

Get moving at Des Plaines Pooch, Pet & Pedal Parade

State Rep. Marty Moylan and Des Plaines police Officer Meyer get ready to lead everyone around the Prairie Lakes paths for a Pet, Pooch & Pedal Parade at a previous Spring Fun Fair. Families, enjoy free activities, a fashionable parade and fun in the sun at the 10th annual Spring Fun Fair Saturday, May 20, at Mountain View Adventure Center and Prairie Lakes Community Center.

Des Plaines District 62 hires principal for new administration position

School board members Monday unanimously approved hiring Victorene "Vicki" King as the director of strategic initiatives and accountability, a position responsible for assessing student data in order to improve learning, according to a Tuesday news release. King, who's a principal at Woodland Elementary West School in Gages Lake, will start July 1. She is a doctorate student at Western Illinois University.

Insurer Harken Health shutting doors

Insurer Harken Health is closing its doors in Illinois and Georgia, ending an experiment to combine health insurance and care. Insurer Harken Health is closing its doors in Illinois and Georgia, ending an experiment to combine health insurance and care.

Northwest Cook Spotlight Youth Theater to stage 'High School Musical'

Northwest Cook Spotlight Youth Theater Vocal Director Laura Peete works with "High School Musical" cast members Jason Schmidt and Sierra Fermin Northwest Cook Spotlight Youth Theater's Matthew Schroeder and Kaylee Hayden rehearse for the group's performances of "High School Musical." Northwest Cook Spotlight Youth Theater Director Matthew Silar considers a scene for "High School Musical" as the cast looks on.

The Soapbox: Big plans in Elmhurst schools, a mall's future in St....

Message board outside a local church "In a world where you can be anything, be kind." So simple, yet so difficult for many.

GIS in Transit Conference Program Details Published

Des Plaines, IL May 11, 2017 -- The National Center for Transit Research, URISA and the Transportation Research Board are pleased to share the program details for the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference*, taking place September 6-8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Oakton to display portraits by former Cook County inmate

Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art will display more than 40 works by a Cook County inmate from Thursday to June 22. The public is invited to an opening night reception 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road. "This pioneering exhibit introduces an unknown Chicago artist," says Nathan Harpaz, museum manager and curator.

Cook County OKs compost plant that residents fear will bring noise, stench

A food composting plant won approval from Cook County commissioners Wednesday despite opposition from nearby residents who fear it will be bad for the environment and their property values. Some opponents shouted their disapproval to commissioners after they voted 11-2 in committee in favor of the Patriot Acres facility, which is planned on a site along the Des Plaines River outside Des Plaines.

Mount Prospect man killed in Des Plaines crash

A Mount Prospect man died Tuesday morning after a crash near All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, police said Wednesday. Belal Tebakhi, 41, was driving his Mercedes S430 south on River Road about 9:30 a.m., when he crashed into a Jeep attempting to turn into the cemetery in the 500 block of North River Road, police said.

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