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Des Plaines man accused of setting neighbor's gas meter on fire indicted on arson charges

A man accused of setting fire to a neighbor's gas meter while a family of five was inside the home was indicted last week on arson-related charges, authorities said. Jason John, 42, of the 1000 block of Rose Avenue, Des Plaines, was indicted on felony charges of arson, aggravated arson, residential

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 18:25:00

Des Plaines Ranked Among The 2017 Best Places To Live

DES PLAINES, IL - Money magazine released its 30th annual list of the best places to live in the country Monday, and Des Plaines ranked as No. 35 in the rankings, which consider a combination of affordability and quality of life. The magazine staff teamed up with Realtor.com to evaluate thousands of

PATCH - 2017-09-18 18:32:52

Liz Pawlik Artwork at Des Plaines City Hall

Pastel paintings and sketches, comprised mostly of florals and landscapes, created by artist Liz Pawlik, can be seen at the Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner Street throughout the month of October. Liz is a long time member and is currently serving as co-First Vice President of the Des Plaines Art G

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 18:38:21

Reactions mixed to affordable housing ideas

An image of an accessory dwelling unit from the city staff presentation. Evanston's Community Development staff got varying reactions this week when they suggested at a City Council meeting a set of steps the city might take to increase the supply of affordable housing.Accessory dwelling units The s

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-20 13:35:00

Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition to push city for ordinance

"Our dignity and our humanity will not be pushed aside," said Jay Travis as she announces that the Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreement Coalition (CBA Coalition) is seeking an ordinance that would require the Obama Foundation to sign a community benefits agreement during a CBA Coali

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 10:17:04

Judge In Niles Gun Shop Case Issues Dismissal Order

A lawsuit continues to thwart efforts to open a gun shop and shooting range in Niles more than three years after village trustees gave the controversial business the green light to move forward. Cook County Chancery Division Judge Franklin Valderrama on Monday issued a ruling dismissing the lawsuit

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2017-09-20 18:45:00

Shout Out: Vickie Jarosz, optician at Costco

Vickie Jarosz of Elmwood Park works at Costco in Melrose Park. She said she likes her job because she's able to connect with old friends who shop at the store. Q: Where did you grow up and go to school? A: I grew up on the north side of Chicago, right by St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. I went to Mot

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 21:59:39

Learn about College Scholarships, Applications and More At Library's College Prep Programs

Several upcoming programs at the Schaumburg Library will help high school students and their parents navigate the college planning process, including scholarships, options, majors, applications and more. All of the programs are free, but require registration, and all take place at the central librar

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 19:36:25

Library's Polish Book Discussion Group Open to New Members

Anyone who speaks and reads in the Polish language is welcome to attend the free Polish Book Discussion which meets monthly at the Schaumburg Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. The group's upcoming meetings will take place from 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. There is no fee for a

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 15:13:18

Ellington's hits on stage at Nichols

Amanda Horvth, Dawn Bless and Caitlyn Glennon perform in "Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits." Music Theater Works will get its groove on next month, when it fills Evanston's Nichols Concert Hall with the swinging sounds of "Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits" beginning Oct. 6. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellingt

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-21 10:05:00

7 car burglaries include 3 on Forest, 3 on Ashland

Burglars had a field day in Evanston, thanks to seven mostly unlocked cars. Three were on Forest Avenue and three on Ashland Avenue. These were among the stories in today's Daily Crime Bulletin from Evanston police. 500 Forest An unlocked 2009 Hyundai was burglarized in the 500 block of Forest Avenu

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-20 21:33:00

Shout out: Katie Bulgrin, owner of first Culver's restaurant in Skokie

Katie Bulgrin opened Skokie's first Culver's restaurant in January along Skokie Boulevard. Bulgrin said she also operates a Culver's in Downers Grove, but she primarily works in Skokie. Q: Where did you grow up? A: I grew up in Madison, Wisc. It's awesome with the university and everything else. I

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 21:04:11

Residential, retail development proposed for heart of downtown Skokie

An eight-story, 153-unit luxury apartment and retail building has been planned for the longtime vacant southwest corner of Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue, the heart of downtown Skokie, under a proposal recently introduced by Skokie leaders. Once home to the Desiree restaurant and its iconic neon s

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 20:36:47

Police seek help locating missing juvenile

Evanston police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing juvenile, 17-year-old Anthony Munsey-Johnson. (Update 12:30 p.m.: Police say Munsey-Johnson now has been located.) Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says Munsey-Johnson left his residence in the 500 block of Custer Avenue on Monday. He was

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-20 17:01:00

Mapping housing issues in Evanston

The Regional Housing Solutions map of Evanston. Want to know more about housing issues in Evanston and neighboring communities? Here are some options for looking at the situation visually. This mapping tool, developed by DePaul University's Institute for Housing Studies, assigns census tracts across

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2017-09-20 13:10:00

Displaced by Evanston fire, Syrian refugee family of 10 receives aid from organization, community

The organization that helped a Syrian refugee family settle in Evanston when they arrived in this country a year ago is now aiding them in relocating after an early morning fire destroyed their residence last month. The non-profit advocacy organization RefugeeOne is helping a family of 10, including

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 18:59:00

Protect Students, Not Student Loan Sharks

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - State Rep. John D'Amico, D-Chicago, is calling on the Illinois General Assembly to protect students by overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a new "Student Loan Bill of Rights" geared towards protecting students from predatory lending. "Gov. Rauner has clearly shown he is more i

PATCH - 2017-09-18 16:15:29

Art Exhibit - Continuing the Tradition 5

Members of the Des Plaines Art Guild and Park Ridge Art League have works of art in various mediums in an exhibit entitled "Continuing the Tradition 5" now on display at the Iannelli Studios, 255 N. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge. The show will run through October 29th. You will find artwork in mi

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 18:35:42

District 64 approves superintendent's request for $75K to boost administrator salaries

Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 Superintendent Laurie Heinz said during Monday night's special board meeting that the district's administrators "without a doubt" deserve raises. The district's board of education ultimately voted unanimously to allocate a total of $75,000 to be distributed among

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 16:13:27

'Sgt. Pizza' Passes Away at 58

(CBS) - An Elk Grove Village man known as "Sgt. Pizza" for arranging the delivery of pizza to troops in the Middle East and Afghanistan - as well as to patients in veterans' hospitals - has died at the age of 58. Mark Evans was an Air National Guard logistics master sergeant. But he will always be r

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 05:02:00