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Cupich Removes Mercado From Our Lady Of Guadalupe Shrine

Plans to expand a gymnasium and turn it into a basilica on the grounds of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines have not been derailed by Fr. Marco Mercado’s removal, a high-ranking archdiocese official said.

Posted: October 05, 2015
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
Rauner Team Joins In Manufacturing Event At Triton College

Representatives from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration joined students, teachers, parents and staff at Triton College last Friday, Oct. 2 for the school’s day-long “Mechatronics” event.

Posted: October 04, 2015
Leyden Survives Downers South Rally For 28-24 Win

Leyden's defense used interceptions, fumble recoveries and even a blocked punt to stun Downers Grove South with 28 first half points last Friday (Oct. 2) in their West Suburban Gold division contest at home in Northlake, but it took 2 sacks in the final two minutes of the game to hold off a Mustangs' late rally and preserve a 28-24 victory.

Updated: October 04, 2015 - 9:23 pm
Murphy Out As Committeeman?

State senator designee Laura Murphy of Des Plaines said yesterday (Thursday) that she is “rethinking” whether she will remain Maine Township Democratic committeeman.

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 02, 2015 - 11:07 am
New Rosemont Waterfall Should Be Flowing Soon

Construction on the renovated waterfall “gateway” to Rosemont at the northeast corner of River and Higgins roads should be completed by the end of this week, according to Rosemont Public Works Director Mike Raimondi.

Posted: September 30, 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: September 30, 2015 - 4:38 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
Free Flu Shots For Rosemont Residents

The village of Rosemont will provide free flu shots for village residents over three days in October at three different locations.

Updated: October 01, 2015 - 10:18 am
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
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
Photo: Rollin' Down To Rosie's

Attending grand opening of new Rosie’s Rivers Edge Tavern, 9501 W. Devon Ave., Rosemont, were (from l. to r.) village trustees Ralph Dimatteo and Roger Minale, Mayor Bradley Stephens, Village Clerk Debbie Drehobl, and restaurant co-owners Mark Hoffman and Fred Hoffman who also own A la Carte Entertainment. The full service restaurant opens at 7 a.m. and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner through 4 a.m. It provides a free shuttle between local hotels, Rivers Casino, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont Theatre, Allstate Arena and more. The 1,500 square-foot space doubles as a private party room for parties of 100 guests and more. In addition, “Team Trivia” is played every Wednesday at 8 p.m. with gift certificates and prizes.

Posted: September 28, 2015
Top Dems Likely To Pick New 28th Dist. State Senator Monday Night

Eight suburban Democratic party leaders will meet in Schaumburg Monday night to select a new state representative of the 28th District, a position that will be left vacant at the end of this week by Dan Kotowski of Park Ridge.

Updated: September 28, 2015 - 9:45 pm
Gamble Doesn't Pay Off For Leyden In Loss To AT

Leyden drove 80 yards in the final 3-1/2 minutes of the game last Friday, scoring with just 7 seconds left on the clock to cut Addison Trail's lead to 14-13.

Posted: September 27, 2015
Leyden Coach Likes Challenge Of Young Squad

Expect some growing pains for Leyden hockey this season. The Eagles will field a full team of 18 skaters and two goaltenders, carry just four seniors, all while again combining their efforts with players from Elmwood Park and Ridgewood high schools.

Posted: September 27, 2015
Innovative Manufacturing Techniques Take Center Stage At Triton

As organizations such as the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) say companies are facing a major shortage of skilled workers in the manufacturing industry, Triton College will host a free “Mechatronics” event for children in middle through high school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.

Posted: September 25, 2015
DEA To Collect Unused Drugs In Schiller Park

Since 2012, Schiller Park residents have turned in more than 300 lbs. in unneeded prescription drugs as part of the annual “National Take Back Initiative”, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) event taking place again from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 the Schiller Park firehouse, 9526 W. Irving Park Rd.

Posted: September 25, 2015
Des Plaines Ald. Sayad Asks For New Trespassing Trial

Three months after a Cook County judge sentenced Des Plaines Ald. Dick Sayad (4th) to 18 months supervision for allegedly trespassing into one of his constituent’s homes, a request has been filed by Sayad for a new trial in the hopes that he will be acquitted.

Updated: September 24, 2015 - 1:34 pm
What’s That Smell? Schiller Park, Leyden Help Residents Fight Skunks

If you’re like some people in the area, you can still smell skunk in the evening or hear animals scratching about outside at night. For residents of Schiller Park and Leyden Township, there is relief.

Posted: September 24, 2015
Rosemont Parks Offer Events For Kids, Families

In addition to the many fall programs provided by the Rosemont Park District, some planned special events will take place soon geared toward young children and for families. One program, “Day at the Park” for kids includes working on art projects, playing in the game room, learning games and music.

Posted: September 24, 2015
8th Graders Raising Funds For Trip To D.C.

Members of Rosemont School’s eighth grade class will conduct a fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 27, selling donated items at Wolff’s Flea Market at Allstate Arena.

Posted: September 24, 2015
Leyden Celebrates Homecoming Next Week

Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, Leyden High School District 212 will celebrate its 2015 homecoming with a week of events on both the East and West Leyden campuses.

Posted: September 24, 2015
Worker Error Ruptures Water Main At Higgins Road Viaduct

According to Des Plaines officials, a subcontractor working for ComEd mistakenly drilled into a 36-inch water main near Higgins Road at the Rosemont border last Thursday morning, Sept. 17, causing flooding and threatening the city water supply.

Updated: September 25, 2015 - 12:08 pm
Worker Saves Woman Clinging To Tree In Des Plaines River

A man working on a house construction project Monday morning heard cries for help from a woman who was clinging to a tree branch in the Des Plaines River and sprang into action pulling her to safety.

Updated: September 25, 2015 - 12:08 pm
DP, Rosemont Parks Meet Over Billboard

While Des Plaines officials have yet to hear from a large billboard company following the city’s insistence that a recently-erected outdoor sign near Mannheim and Higgins roads should be removed, they have met with representatives of the Rosemont Park Dist., according to Des Plaines City Manager Mike Bartholomew.

Posted: September 23, 2015
August A Down Month For Casinos

Gambling revenue generated at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines saw a 14.6% decrease in August of this year compared to July. It also represented 7.7% less income generated this August compared to August 2014.

Posted: September 23, 2015
Rosemont Tax Rebate Application Deadline Looming

While other towns debate property tax hikes, Rosemont homeowners can take advantage of the village’s Owner-Occupied Residential Property Grant Program, which puts funding back in pockets of local residents.

Updated: September 23, 2015 - 4:26 pm
Eagles Get In Good Workout Against Willowbrook

Leyden's boys and girls varsity and junior varsity cross country teams got in a solid workout Monday afternoon in Northlake as they faced Willowbrook in a dual meet.

Posted: September 22, 2015

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