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Local Assistance for Federal Employees

The Des Plaines Self Help Closet & Food Pantry can help with food assistance for local Federal government employees living in Des Plaines (or Rosemont with children in Des Plaines schools) and affected by the government shutdown. You may receive food assistance once a month for as long as the shut down continues. All you need to do is bring your employee ID, proof of Des Plaines residency, and children's birth certificates to our facility located at 600 E. Algonquin Rd. in Des Plaines. Our doors are open to clients on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Questions? Please give us a call at 847.375.1443.

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The City of Des Plaines Seeks Police Applicants

The City of Des Plaines is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications are available online at and must be submitted for consideration by 4:00 P.M. on February 28, 2019. Please click here to view the informational flyer. All additional questions should be directed to IOS Recruitment at or 1.800.343.HIRE.

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Job Opportunity: Crossing Guards Needed

The Des Plaines Police Department is currently accepting applications for school Crossing Guards (and Substitute Crossing Guards) to work 1-3 hours a day, Monday through Friday, as needed. Crossing Guards prepare crossing zones, assist children in crossing streets safely, and acts as a liaison for the Police Department with students, parents, and school personnel. This is a seasonal position that pays $15.00 per hour. Please apply online at:, or contact Officer Mike Heidkamp at 847.391.5408.

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Don't Be a Victim...Lock It or Lose It

"Lock It or Lose It" is a national crime prevention program intended to remind drivers to lock their cars and roll up their windows to prevent becoming a victim of car thieves. While most vehicle burglaries happen in residential areas, drivers should never leave their cars running and unattended wherever they are parked. The Lock It or Lose It program has proven that people who take these simple precautions actually help dramatically reduce vehicular burglaries in their communities. Watch this video to see just how fast you can lose your valuable belongings when a car is left unlocked.

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