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Resolution of RLUIPA Dispute

On June 6, 2017, the City of Des Plaines resolved a dispute with the Society of American Bosnians and Herzegovinians over the use of property at 1645 Birchwood Avenue in Des Plaines. The Society and the City have expressed appreciation that all issues between the parties have now been resolved. The City has also settled all claims brought by the federal government. The Society, the City, and the federal government will dismiss all lawsuits related to this matter. More information is available here.

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Join Us for the 2017 Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Save-the-Date! Join us for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 1st, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in Metropolitan Square. This year, we host guest appearances by Batman and Batgirl, enjoy hot chocolate and live entertainment, and greet Santa as he enters the square on a Des Plaines fire engine. At 6:30 P.M., we'll flip the big switch to light up the city and celebrate the meaning of family, friends, and community. Click here to see the informational flyer!

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Read the Latest Des Plaines Digest

The City's 2017 Fall Digest newsletter is now available at In this month's edition, you'll learn about Restaurant Week, your Alderman, the City Clerk's Office, Halloween safety, Operation Save-a-Life, fall leaf collection schedules, and more!

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