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Property owners in the Chicago area who have suffered through flooding in the past face the possibility for more of the same Thursday and Friday, as hard rains continue to pound saturated ground. Additional rounds of heavy thunderstorms could dump...
When officials in suburban Des Plaines read about the hazards of spreading cancer-causing coal tar on playgrounds, parking lots and driveways, they moved to join other communities across the nation that have banned pavement sealants made with the...
A woman's screams reportedly scared away a home intruder early Sunday morning in unincorporated Des Plaines, Cook County authorities said. A female resident in the 9000 block of Kennedy Drive told police she woke up about 4:45 a.m. to see a man in a...
KickingTiresHurricane Sandy damaged or destroyed more than 250,000 cars, the National Insurance Crime Bureau said Thursday. The Des Plaines, Ill., agency noted that these preliminary figures only include insured cars whose owners filed claims after the October 2012...
The Hartford CourantRoughly 250,500 insured vehicles were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, including about 8,000 in Connecticut, according to a new estimate by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Connecticut was a distant third place in terms of insured cars...
Tags: Insurance, Hurricane Sandy (2012)
Tribune reporterA missing elderly man last seen yesterday afternoon has been found safe at his home near Des Plaines, Cook County authorities said. William L. Robinson, 81, was last seen yesterday afternoon near his family’s home in unincorporated Maine Township,...
Tags: Heart Problems
Des Plaines officials agreed to extend contracts for two of the three lobbying firms hired to represent the city's interests in Springfield. But officials chose to shorten the contract extensions—reducing the length from one year to six months&...
Last week's heavy snowfall wreaked havoc on Des Plaines, leaving in its wake two fatalities and an averted third death in less than an hour. The trouble started at 3:14 p.m. last Tuesday, when paramedics responded to a traffic accident at Mt. Prospect...
Change of SubjectWednesday's print column They jokingly refer to themselves as "road scholars," the part-time, often itinerate employees who teach the majority of the classroom hours at community colleges. Without their willingness to work for modest pay, tuition at these...
In the wake of a hazing scandal, Maine Township High School District 207 officials sent out surveys this week designed to gauge the district's climate of bullying, abuse and hazing. The near northwest suburban district has hired a California-based...
Tribune reporterTuesday’s heavy snowfall may have claimed the life of a Des Plaines man found yesterday near a snow blower. Mark Szyndrowski, 61, was found on the ground near his snow blower at about 3:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of Third Avenue, according to the...
Tags: Snow Storms
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