The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at Presence Ballard Rehabilitation, at 9300 Ballard Rd. North Maine Fire Protection District officials said the fire was contained to a single unit at the nursing home, and the building’s sprinkler system extinguished the flames by the time firefighters arrived.
Plans by the mayor of Des Plaines to hold a Polar Plunge event for charity have been shot down by a majority of aldermen, led by one who said jumping into icy water is irresponsible and dangerous, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Firefighters responded about 2:15 p.m. to a strip mall in the 700 block of Golf Road, Des Plaines Fire Chief Alan Wax said. Lilah M. DePaul, 94, was struck and killed by a truck in a parking lot there, authorities said.
A wrong-way driver’s van and two other vehicles crashed at 4:40 a.m. in the inbound lanes of I-290 at the Des Plaines exit, according to Illinois State Police. The wrong-way driver was charged with DUI and additional charges were pending against him, Illinois State Police said.
Martell Flippins, 26, entered 7-Eleven, 7450 Oakton St., at 3:05 a.m. on Nov. 7 and made off with a bag of money from the register after he showed the clerk he had a gun, Niles police said in a statement.
A man arrested outside a Des Plaines gas station with a BB gun in his pocket has been charged with robbing six north suburban gas stations and convenience stores over the past several months.
(CBS) – A 25-hour celebration was underway Thursday evening at the Des Plaines shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Some 125,000 worshippers were expected to participate in 11 Masses over the course of the event. […]
Shortly after 2 p.m., emergency crews in Des Plaines were called to Maxon’s Shooter’s Supplies and Indoor Range, located at 75 E. Bradrock, for a report of a gunshot victim, according to a statement from Des Plaines police.
The Des Plaines Theater has been closed for the past seven months because of building code violations and there are those who’d like to see it back up and running again as soon as possible.
The city and city council of Des Plaines is reeling from the unexpected death of a 29-year-old city council member, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Robert Grossman, 44, is charged with one count of aggravated DUI resulting in death.
A body found Sunday morning in north suburban Evanston could be of woman who had been missing from Des Plaines for weeks, police said.
Bail was set at $250,000 on Sunday for a doctor accused of sexually assaulting a bedridden 61-year-old Des Plaines woman during home visits at her residence over the course of three years.
Charles S. Dehaan, 59, was charged Friday with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a physically handicapped person, both felonies.
The move to shutter its hospital comes less than two weeks after its nurses staged a five-day strike to protest working conditions at the facility.
A body was found Friday afternoon near the site where a former Des Plaines woman went missing in December after floodwaters swept away the pickup she and her husband were driving in southern Indiana.
A train struck a vehicle in northwest suburban Des Plaines Monday afternoon, halting all inbound and outbound Metra trains on the Union Pacific Northwest line.
The FBI is searching for a 16-year-old girl from Houston, Texas, who was last seen in northwest suburban Des Plaines.
The search for 31-year-old Cathryn McGill, a former Des Plaines woman who was swept away in a river in southwestern Indiana in late December, has been scaled back.
John H. Reardon, 20, of the 900 block of East Rose Ave. in Des Plaines stabbed 62-year-old James Reardon, of the same address, about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 31, according to a report from Des Plaines police.