The new Walgreens building at 800 Devon Ave., Park Ridge, is still about a month from opening, but the drug store chain and Advocate Medical Group cut a purple ribbon anyway on May 18 to launch a new health clinic program, which will be operating at selected Walgreens in the area.
A 5 year old Des Plaines boy was rushed to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge Saturday afternoon after falling from the 6th floor of a familiar condominium building at the northeast corner of River and Miner streets in the city’s downtown.
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) anticipates more than 1.7 million passengers will travel through O’Hare and Midway international airports for the Memorial Day travel period from Thursday, May 26 through Tuesday, May 31.
The following records are from the files of the Park Ridge Police Dept. The Park Ridge Journal publishes its “Police Blotter” every Wednesday:
Carl Brauweiler’s legacy of service in Park Ridge is one of the longest in modern times.
As the school year ends for Maine Township high schools, with graduation ceremonies held Sunday, May 24, seniors were recognized at all three schools.
The official opening for the Park Ridge Park District’s new Prospect Park, 733 N. Prospect Ave., will be Saturday, May 28. A ribbon cutting is planned for 9:45 a.m. and activities and a general open house of facilities will run through noon.
Maine Township is entering into an intergovernmental agreement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to provide free rain barrels for residents of the township’s unincorporated areas.
The Park Ridge City Council approved immediate annexation of 10 W. Higgins, the former VFW Post headquarters, during a special meeting Monday, May 23.
A staff analysis of which local park should qualify for the next playground upgrade narrowed the choices to North Park, Rotary Park and Jaycee Park on Thursday, May 19 before recommending Jaycee Park for new equipment.
Park Ridge will celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 30.
Park Ridge aldermen wasted little time choosing an interim city manager on Monday night, May 23, after Shawn Hamilton announced he is leaving for another job.
Update: Aldermen named Joe Gilmore, the city's director of finance, acting city manager after a 30-minute closed session Monday night. Check back for updates and see full story in Wednesday's Park Ridge Journal.
North Maine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Rich Dobrowski said Monday the explosion that occurred in a Maine Township condominium building last week remains under investigation. No timeline was available on when an actual cause of the blast would be determined.
The former principal of Maine East High School in Park Ridge has been named superintendent of Niles Township High School Dist. 219.
A thundering boom, glass flying everywhere, followed by thick smoke. Andrea Kamerman witnessed today's explosion and structural collapse seconds after exiting her vehicle at the Heritage Village Condos in unincorporated Des Plaines.
Hillary Clinton returned to Park Ridge Thursday for a sold out fundraiser of more than 900 people at the Pickwick Theater, and an interview with a national television news network at the Park Ridge Public Library, as a throng of several hundred awaited her arrival -- including a group of protesters.
Several area fire departments rushed to the scene of a reported gas explosion and structural collapse in unincorporated Maine Township at 9:15 a.m. Thursday.
The likely U.S. presidential candidate arrives in Park Ridge on Thursday, May 19.
Journal & Topics reporter Richard Mayer was one of the first on the scene Thursday, May 19.
The owner of a Schaumburg construction company that has done primarily road and sewer projects for many local municipalities over the years, intentionally underpaid his union-affiliated employees by more than $1.5 million while underfunding their pension and welfare funds by another $1 million, according to federal criminal charges filed Wednesday, May 18.
St. Luke’s Bottle Band will return with a “Star Wars” theme for its June concerts, titled “Bottle Wars: May the Farce Be With You!”
Rededication of a Washington elm tree and plaque by Twenty-first Star chapter regent, Gail Enault; former chapter regent, Joy Martin, and Maine East High School Principal Mike Pressler was conducted on Arbor Day, April 29.
Hillary Clinton’s anticipated visit to Park Ridge is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 19.