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04/14/14 Des Plaines plans beer garden, ice cream socials with aldermen, in 2014
By Christopher Placek - Des Plaines' special events commission has released its list of upcoming events, which for the first time includes a beer garden festival and ice cream socials throughout town. The commission "started the year with a much broader (event) list... FULL STORY
04/12/14 Mount Prospect police seek witnesses to scooter crash
By Christopher Placek - Mount Prospect police are looking for witnesses who may have seen a 79-year-old man crash his scooter Thursday night on Euclid Avenue. Officer Greg Sill said Saturday police don't yet know how the single-vehicle crash occurred about 7:30 p.m. FULL STORY
04/12/14 Golf ball sized hail reported throughout suburbs
By Christopher Placek - Hail as big as golf balls blanketed roads and lawns as severe thunderstorms rolled through the suburbs Saturday. A Barrington car dealership reported windows on some vehicles were smashed by the hail. An Algonquin resident called it "one of the... FULL STORY
04/12/14 Walmart grocery coming to Des Plaines, but plans dropped for Rolling Meadows store
By Christopher Placek - One Walmart Neighborhood Market grocery store is coming to the Northwest suburbs while another is off the table. The first such store will open later this summer in Des Plaines, while a second store in Rolling Meadows is no longer being pursued by... FULL STORY
04/11/14 Turf field will replace grass around Rosemont rec center
By Christopher Placek - The neighborhood around the Barry Recreational Center in Rosemont is about to be spruced up. The village received a $176,800 state grant last week that will help pay for an artificial field turf, a walking track and a picnic area at a 1.3-acre grass... FULL STORY
04/10/14 Rosemont 2014 summer concert series lineup announced
By Christopher Placek - Organizers of the second annual summer concert series in Rosemont's entertainment district have announced the lineup of the performances taking place over the course of 14 weeks from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Rockin' in the Park 2014... FULL STORY
04/10/14 Des Plaines launches home improvement contest
By Christopher Placek - Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz launched a community beautification contest this week aimed at recognizing homeowners who take pride in their properties. "I'm trying to find a way to develop a public-private partnership to celebrate... FULL STORY
04/10/14 Ingleside man charged in fatal DUI crash in Des Plaines
By Christopher Placek - An Ingleside man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence after his car struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday in Des Plaines, authorities said Thursday. Police said Robert Grossman, 44, was behind the wheel of a vehicle that... FULL STORY
04/09/14 Dist. 207 buys back building it sold in 1980s
By Christopher Placek - Maine Township High School District 207 is buying back a building it sold in the 1980s for use as a district administration center and space for the district's alternative school program. The $2.1 million purchase is being funded by proceeds... FULL STORY
04/09/14 Elk Grove Village passes crime-free housing policy
By Christopher Placek - Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson says the impetus for the adoption of a crime free rental housing policy Tuesday by the village board came as he and other residents watched police conduct a raid on a suspected drug house on Aug. 29, 2013. FULL STORY
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