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Benji Has Close Call With Tainted Hot Dog

Des Plaines resident Daniel Ivanov took extra caution yesterday (Thursday) following reports of tainted hot dogs being thrown around Perry Street.

Posted: October 09, 2015
Well-Liked Fire Chief Moves On

An emotional John Malcolm was honored by village trustees, fellow firefighters and the Mount Prospect community Tuesday night (Oct. 6) for his near 30 years of service.

Updated: October 09, 2015 - 12:41 pm
Betsy Ross Students Raise Funds, Balloons For Leukemia Research

Students at Betsy Ross Elementary School in Prospect Heights are raising money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Posted: October 09, 2015
Bonjour, Sevres! MP Delegation Spends Three Days In Sister City

Renewing the village's relationship with Sevres, France, was a main priority of the Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission’s recent trip overseas.

Updated: October 08, 2015 - 4:50 pm
District 59 Spending In Solid State

Elk Grove Township Elementary School Dist. 59 ended the year $8.8 million in the black for 2014-2015.

Updated: October 08, 2015 - 3:24 pm
Firefighters For A Day

Blood, sweat and tears. OK, maybe not blood and tears, but definitely sweat.

Updated: October 07, 2015 - 4:19 pm
Challenger For Schakowsky?

Wilmette resident Joan McCarthy Lasonde is actively circulating petitions to appear on the Republican primary ballot, in hopes of challenging U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9th) in the November 2016 General Election, the Journal & Topics has learned.

Updated: October 07, 2015 - 4:10 pm
Week's Worth Of School Spirit Marks Prospect Homecoming

Prospect High School celebrates its Knightimes 2015 homecoming, “A Knight Around the World,” this week with activities for students, staff and alumni.

Updated: October 07, 2015 - 4:12 pm
Mount Prospect Auto Shop Gets Facade Funding

An automotive business in downtown Mount Prospect received a $10,000 reimbursement from the village for façade improvements.

Updated: October 07, 2015 - 3:58 pm
Des Plaines Residential Project On Ex-Littelfuse Property Gets 1st OK

Des Plaines aldermen Monday night decided -- barely -- that the former 20.8-acre Littelfuse property on Northwest Highway should be used for residential purposes.

Updated: October 07, 2015 - 4:23 pm
Photos: Murphy Sworn-In At State Senator

Des Plaines resident Laura Murphy took the oath of office Monday as state senator of the area's 28th District. She replaces Dan Kotowski of Park Ridge who stepped down from his post to take a job as CEO of a non-profit organization. Several of Murphy's Democratic supporters were in attendance Monday a week after her unanimous approval of the district's party leaders for the post.

Updated: October 05, 2015 - 6:32 pm
MP Man Sought On Criminal Sexual Abuse Warrant; Rosemont Woman Charged

Mount Prospect police charged a Rosemont woman with having inappropriate contact with a minor.

Updated: October 05, 2015 - 3:10 pm
Park Ridge Resident Thillens Jumps Into 28th District Senate Race

Park Ridge resident and an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2013, Mel Thillens, will run in the March Republican primary for the chance to challenge Laura Murphy in the 28th State Senate District.

Updated: October 05, 2015 - 9:18 am
Reflections On New Contract In District 23

Tuesday's special meeting of the Prospect Heights school board gave the public a chance to bring its concerns over the recent 10-day strike straight to their elected representatives.

Posted: October 03, 2015
Feds Hold MP Man On Robbery Charge

A 20-year-old Mount Prospect man remains in federal custody, charged with robbing a Mount Prospect bank.

Posted: October 02, 2015
Des Plaines 'Disappointed' With U.S. Discrimination Lawsuit

(Ed. Note: The following is a written response from the city of Des Plaines regarding the recent filing of a federal discrimination lawsuit):

Updated: October 09, 2015 - 12:37 pm
Mustangs March To Victory

The Rolling Meadows Marching Mustangs took home several awards from the St. Rita Mustang Stampede Marching Contest on Sept. 27 including Best Color Guard, Best Music, Best Drums, Best Drum Majors, Best General Effect and First Place overall in Class AA.

Posted: October 01, 2015
Hersey, Wheeling Earn National Music Honors

Two bands from Township High School Dist. 214 recently won a nationally recorded music competition.

Posted: October 01, 2015
U.S. Sues Des Plaines Over Rezoning For Islamic House Of Worship

The Justice Department today (Wednesday) filed a lawsuit against the city of Des Plaines alleging that the Northwest suburb violated federal law when it refused to allow an Islamic group to operate a place of worship in a vacant office building.

Updated: October 09, 2015 - 12:37 pm
Moylan Bill Would Force State To Release Gaming, MFT, Lottery Funds

Local municipalities would receive their portion of state revenue under legislation filed today (Wednesday) by state Rep. Marty Moylan (D-55th) of Des Plaines.

Posted: September 30, 2015
Family Of Niles Hit-And-Run Victim Appeals For Driver To Come Forward

The family of a 55-year-old Niles man who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Niles two weeks ago made pleas this week for the driver or anyone who has information about the crime to come forward.

Updated: October 07, 2015 - 1:33 pm
New App Boosts O’Hare Noise Complaint Totals

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) released three months of noise complaints from the O’Hare Airport flight patterns at its Sept. 4 meeting with the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission.

Posted: September 30, 2015
MPTV Puts Focus On Small Restaurants

Mount Prospect residents have an opportunity to discover some of the village’s restaurants when they tune into “Dish’n Out Mount Prospect” on local cable access channel MPTV.

Posted: September 30, 2015
District 23 Board Approves New Teacher Contract; Zimmerman Resigns

Prospect Heights School Dist. 23 board members approved a new four-year teachers contract Tuesday night, but after months of negotiations and a 10-day strike, one board member said she's had enough.

Updated: October 01, 2015 - 10:36 am
Lambel Selected As Next MP Fire Chief

Mount Prospect Deputy Fire Chief Brian Lambel will become the village's next fire chief on an interim basis, effective Thursday, Oct. 1, after Fire Chief John Malcolm retires Oct. 9.

Updated: October 09, 2015 - 12:41 pm
Residential For Ex-Littelfuse Site Back On Des Plaines Council Agenda

Des Plaines aldermen will continue their consideration Monday night, Oct. 5 of a proposal to redevelop the former Littelfuse site on Northwest Highway with 129 townhomes and a 270-unit apartment building.

Posted: September 29, 2015
Dems Pick Murphy For 28th District

With her parents Norine and Phillip sitting directly across from her, Des Plaines resident and Maine Township Democratic Committeeman Laura Murphy flashed a big smile the moment she was declared the new state senator of the 28th District Monday night at the Schaumburg Township Public Library.

Updated: September 30, 2015 - 2:26 pm
District 23 Students Return To School

Approximately 1,600 students in kindergarten through eighth grade returned to school Monday in Prospect Heights Dist. 23 after teachers ratified a new four-year contract over the weekend.

Updated: September 28, 2015 - 5:04 pm
Des Plaines Mayor Bogusz Won't Seek 28th Senate Seat

Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz said today (Monday) that he won’t seek the 28th District Illinois state senate seat that will be left vacant by Democrat Dan Kotowski at the end of this week.

Updated: September 28, 2015 - 9:45 pm
Mount Prospect Man Charged With Assaulting 97-Year-Old Woman

Arlington Heights police charged a Mount Prospect man with sexually assaulting a 97-year-old woman inside her Arlington Heights home last month.

Posted: September 28, 2015

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