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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Sunday Scoop: Des Plaines Community Comes Together for Safe, Family- Friendly Event in Apache Park

Officials serve ice cream to residents at the inaugural Sunday Scoop event on Sunday July 20 at Apache Park 2100 Pine Street in Des Plaines 5th Ward

Sunday Scoop: Des Plaines Community Comes Together for Safe, Family- Friendly Event in Apache Park

The Des Plaines Special Events Commission held its first Sunday Scoop event on Sunday, July 20 at Apache Park, 2100 Pine... Read more...

Posted on: July 21, 2014

Lee Street in Des Plaines to Close Friday, August 1 for Railroad Crossing Repairs

The Des Plaines Public Works & Engineering Department has announced that starting Friday, August 1, Lee Street between Oakwood Avenue and East Walnut Avenue will be closed to all through traffic due to railroad crossing... Read more...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Des Plaines Encourages its Community to Say “Goodbye to Crime” at National Night Out Event

The Des Plaines Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5:00 PM– 8:00 PM in the north parking lot of Maine West High School, 1755 S. Wolf Road.

This year’s event...

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 29, 2014

2014-2015 Des Plaines Vehicle and Pet Licenses

Vehicle and Pet licenses for 2014-2015 are now on sale at the Cashier’s Counter at City Hall, 1420 Miner Street, as well as at various currency exchanges. To accommodate the sale of vehicle licenses, the Cashier’s Counter... Read more...

Vehicle sticker class & fee schedule
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: 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
Posted on: February 21, 2014

City of Des Plaines Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services

CodeRED logo

Following an extensive and thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, on March 1, 2014 the City of Des Plaines will implement the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Ormond Beach,... Read more...

Click to sign up to the DesPlaines CodeRED system.

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