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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Des Plaines Hires Lauren Pruss as Economic Development Coordinator

The City of Des Plaines has announced the hiring of Lauren Pruss as its new Economic Development Coordinator.

“Ms. Pruss is an accomplished municipal planner and economic development professional with diverse experience... Read more...

Posted on: August 22, 2014

Des Plaines’ Gloria Ludwig Receives Master Municipal Clerk Recognition

Master Municipal Clerk Recognition presentation August 18 2014

On Monday, August 18, 2014, Des Plaines Municipal Clerk Gloria Ludwig was publicly recognized for achieving her Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) designation through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).... Read more...
Posted on: August 19, 2014

Notice of Condolence on the Passing of Alderman Joanna Sojka

On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, the City of Des Plaines regrettably announces the passing of 7th Ward Alderman Joanna Sojka at the age of 29.

Yesterday, Alderman Sojka experienced the sudden onset of a stroke-like condition... Read more...

Posted on: August 21, 2014

Mayor’s Curb Appeal Challenge Beautifies Des Plaines

Mayor's Curb Appeal Winners

The winners of Mayor Matt Bogusz’s inaugural Curb Appeal Challenge came together on Saturday, August 9, to accept their prizes for “Best Curb Appeal” and “Most Improved Curb Appeal.” Through the generous support of Village... Read more...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

Help Shape the Direction of Des Plaines

In 2013, the City of Des Plaines determined that branding the City was a priority. Today, North Star Destination Strategies, Inc. is in the process of creating a plan to help market the best qualities of the community.... Read more..

Click here to participate...
Posted on: August 5, 2014

Des Plaines Tackles Old Debt, Saving $1 million and Investing Into Infrastructure

On Monday, August 4, 2014, the City of Des Plaines continued to retire its longstanding debt, highlighting a commitment to strong fiscal health. At Monday’s meeting, Finance Director Dorothy Wisniewski’s recommendation... Read more...

Posted on: May 15, 2014

Des Plaines Business Assistance Program Expands Citywide

In order to expand and enhance opportunities for businesses in Des Plaines, the Des Plaines City Council approved the Business Assistance Program on Monday, April 21st, 2014. The programs offer financial support for exterior... Read more...
Posted on: July 2, 2014

Intergovernmental Collaboration Defines Des Plaines’ New Approach to Redevelopment

The City of Des Plaines is taking a fresh approach to failed TIF #6. “We’re working hard to restructure debt such that significant development is possible at Mannheim and Higgins,” said Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz.... Read more...

Posted on: June 9, 2014

Des Plaines Supports Strategic Plan with Community-Wide Branding Initiative

The City of Des Plaines has partnered with North Star Destination Strategies, Inc. to develop a cohesive, distinct and memorable community brand, supporting a key Economic Development goal under the City’s 2013 Strategic... Read more...
Posted on: April 23, 2014

Traffic Shifts Begin for Lee Street Interchange Project on Addams Tollway (I-90)

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to shift traffic this week in both directions on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and on the Lee Street Bridge as part of the Lee Street Interchange Project.

The Lee Street...

IL Tollway Press Release on Traffic Shifts
Posted on: February 18, 2014

City of Des Plaines Announces Senior Citizen Discount in Connection with New Solid Waste Contract

The City of Des Plaines recently extended the solid waste collection contract with Republic Services, Inc. effective April 1, 2014 for seven years. The contract affects all single-family properties as well as multifamily... Read more...

Senior Citizen Discount Form

Des Plaines