Des Plaines

Fountain Blue in Des Plaines features this outdoor event tent. (CBS)

Neighbors Try To Shut Down Banquet Hall Music Tent

With gurgling sprays of water, and a landscape bursting with color, the 6,000-square-foot event tent may look like the perfect place to host a party. But by night people who live nearby say the tent amounts to a very noisy neighbor. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


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Student Pulled Over And Robbed By Phony Police Officer

A man driving an unmarked white Ford Crown Victoria with interior flashing red and blue lights pulled the student over near Ballard and Bender roads in Des Plaines as she was driving to school around 7:30 a.m. on May 20.


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Des Plaines Police Looking For Cop Impersonator

Yesterday morning a female student at Maine East says the fake cop stopped her near River and Ballard roads, and that’s not all.


Area around Big Bend Lake and the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines. Still in flood recovery mode one month after the Great Flood of 2013. (Photo by Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

A Month Later, Many Flood Victims Still Cleaning Up, Making Repairs

It has been one month since major flooding overwhelmed much of the Chicago area, but many of the victims are no closer to being able to return to their homes.


Sketch of a man who tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl in Maine Township. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police Artist Gives Voice To Victims

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on the collaborative process between victims and police artists that helps nab offenders.


A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Officials Remind Residents To Get Proper Permits For Flood Cleanup Work

Work to repair flood damaged homes in some Chicago suburbs was just beginning on Friday, more than a week after the floods, as water levels were just beginning to fall for some communities.

WBBM Newsradio–04/26/2013

A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Des Plaines Residents On Alert For Flood Scams

Flood stricken Des Plaines residents have more to worry about now.


Beck was finally able to return to his home he was being evacuated by boat on Friday.  (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Suburban Residents Begin Clean-Up From Flooding

The clean up is underway in Chicago’s suburbs, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.


A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Des Plaines Blames Neighbors For Flood Problems

The City of Des Plaines is blaming Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights for some of its flooding problems.


Flood waters poured into many homes in north suburban Northfield. (Courtesy: Brian Bell)

Red Cross Providing Shelter For 200 Affected By Floods

The American Red Cross has opened seven shelters to provide relief for nearly 200 people who were forced from their homes this week by flooding in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and DeKalb counties.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2013

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Metra Train In Des Plaines

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines on Tuesday.


Matt Bogusz and his fiancée, Kate, on Election Day in Des Plaines. Bogusz, 26, was elected mayor, the youngest ever in Des Plaines. (Credit: Facebook)

Bogusz Wins Election To Become Youngest Mayor Of Des Plaines

Voters in northwest suburban Des Plaines have elected 26-year-old Matt Gogusz as their next mayor, the youngest person ever to serve in their city’s highest elected position.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

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Man Dressed In White, Cowboy Hat Breaks Into Woman’s Bedroom

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is reminding people to keep their windows and doors locked after a Des Plaines woman caught an intruder in her bedroom who apparently came in through the window.


Evanston Police Officer Sean O'Brien was running errands Tuesday when he spotted a small boy running around in the street in Des Plaines. When the boy jumped in the river, O'Brien jumped in after him and saved his life. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Cop Rescuer: ‘I Just Jumped In’

What started as a fun-run in the snow nearly turned tragic in Des Plaines yesterday. But it turned out to be a lucky day for a little boy who slipped into the river.

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez met the hero cop who saved him.


Part of the roof at Cafe La Cave, a banquet hall in Des Plaines, collapsed on March 6, 2013, apparently due to the weight of snow from a winter storm. (Credit: CBS)

Banquet Hall Roof Collapses During Snowstorm

Part of the roof of a popular suburban banquet hall collapsed overnight, apparently due to the weight of the heavy snow that fell during Tuesday’s snowstorm.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2013

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Feds: Des Plaines Police Overstate DUI Arrests To Secure Funding

Des Plaines Police massively overstated its efforts to crack down on holiday drunk driving to secure federal funding, according to charges filed Wednesday against a former commander.


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Northwest Suburban Man Is County’s 7th Cold-Related Death

A northwest suburban man who died Sunday is the seventh cold-related death of the season in Cook County.


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Best Places For Computer Classes In Chicago

From learning how to turn on a computer to setting up a business network, computer classes can help those who need the basics or just want to improve their skills. The Chicagoland area offers a variety of locations for computer classes ranging in price from free to more than $100.


Catholic Pilgrims Gather At Shrine Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe

A huge group of Catholic pilgrims – numbering in the tens of thousands – is gathered at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.


Anthony Hensley and his wife, Amy. (Credit: Facebook)

Only Swan To Blame For Man’s Drowning, Investigation Finds

A federal safety agency has concluded that no one but a swan was to blame for the death of a Villa Park man last spring.