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Car crashes into Police Station

There was a significant accident this morning where a car crashed into the Niles Police Station. I did want to bring attention to the great response work from Village staff:... — Updated 1/29/2020


Niles News Briefs

Park Ridge Fire Department Responds to Fire at 53 Park Lane On Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 1:27 p.m., the Park Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to a call for a possible house fire at a home located at 53 Park Lane. Upon... — Updated 1/29/2020


Oakton hosts free events to celebrate Black History Month

Oakton Community College invites you to celebrate Black History Month by attending a pair of free events that highlight the accomplishments of notable African Americans. Both... — Updated 1/23/2020


Niles News Briefs

Farm on Franks Application Open The Farm on Frank’s application process is open as of January 2, 2020. If you are interested in applying for a plot at the community garden for the 2020 farming season, please return the... — Updated 1/22/2020


Gov. signs legislation eliminating driver's license suspension as penalty for non-moving violations

Chicago - Governor JB Pritzker today signed the License to Work Act, which eliminates driver’s license suspensions for most non-moving violations and allows tens of thousands of Illinoisans whose licenses were canceled,... — Updated 1/22/2020


Board honors Make A Difference award winners

The Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education recognized stellar students who excel in their clubs, and also recognized their inspiring sponsors. The Make A... — Updated 1/22/2020


Pace announces public hearings on Proposed North Shore Service Changes

Pace will hold a series of six public hearings to solicit public input on Phase II of proposed service changes resulting from the North Shore Transit Service Coordination Plan and Market Analysis, a joint study completed in 2017... — Updated 1/20/2020


Oakton faculty build automation trainers for new manufacturing course

A group of dedicated Oakton Community College faculty "techies" recently built 10 new programmable automation controllers (PAC) trainers that will be used in a new manufacturing cou... — Updated 1/16/2020


Two chances to star in Oakton theater productions

f you've ever wanted to give acting a try, Oakton Community College has two upcoming opportunities for community members of all ages and skill levels to shine on stage. Take... — Updated 1/15/2020


Niles News Briefs

Volunteers needed for Boards and Commissions The City is currently accepting applications from individuals who would like to serve on one of the following Commissions: Appearance (must be a licensed architect); O’Hare Airport;... — Updated 1/15/2020


Harer Pool repairs will go to referendum

After a structural assessment in 2017 identified Morton Grove's Harrer Pool as aged beyond repair, the Park District conducted community-wide opinion research, including a... — Updated 1/15/2020


Niles-Maine District Library hosts annual Preschool and Daycare Fair

Finding the right preschool or daycare for your child can be stressful. Thankfully, the Niles-Maine District Library is making this process much easier by inviting parents to meet with morethan 30 local representatives in one... — Updated 1/13/2020


Morton Grove residents identify need for Harrer Pool replacement

After a structural assessment in 2017 identified Morton Grove's Harrer Pool as aged beyond repair, the Park District conducted community-wide opinion research, including a survey,... — Updated 1/8/2020


Niles News Briefs

Welcome 2020 - Looking Forward to Great Things Last year was an incredibly busy year in Des Plaines. In 2019, the City experienced significant downtown streetscape improvements and, even more exciting, the purchase and renovation... — Updated 1/8/2020


Prepare for the future by enrolling in spring classes at Oakton

Des Plaines, Ill. (Jan. 2, 2020) – Making New Year's resolutions? Resolve to prepare for your dream job or complete your college degree by enrolling in spring classes at Oakton... — Updated 1/8/2020


Asian new year event to benefit food pantry Jan. 19

MWRD Commissioner Josina Morita and other local leaders will host the second annual Asian New Year Fundraiser to benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry. The event is at 2 to 4 p.m Sunday, Jan. 19 at Oakton Community Center, 4701... — Updated 1/8/2020


Winter reading clubs kick off January 2

The new year means setting new goals, and the Park Ridge Library is challenging patrons to “leap into books” by participating in the Winter Reading Club. Beginning Thursday, January 2, Library patrons of all ages can register... — Updated 1/8/2020


Prepare for your future by enrolling in spring classes at Oakton

Making New Year's resolutions? Resolve to prepare for your dream job or complete your college degree by enrolling in spring classes at Oakton Community College. Classes begin Jan.... — Updated 1/2/2020


Oakton Ceramics Club raises more than $25,000 for local food pantries

Thanks to another successful Empty Bowls fundraiser at Oakton Community College, fewer people in the community will experience hunger or food insecurity. This year's event raised... — Updated 12/30/2019


Oakton professor honored for substance abuse counseling advocacy

As a faculty member and chairperson of Oakton Community College’s Human Services and Substance Abuse Counseling programs, Bakahia Madison, Psy.D., isn’t just training students to provide services — she’s inspiring them to... — Updated 12/19/2019


Oakton recognizes 32 nursing graduates at pinning ceremony

Thirty-two students completed Oakton Community College's nursing program this fall, and are now on their way to beginning rewarding careers in the health care industry. Oakton... — Updated 12/18/2019


Niles News Briefs

Parking Permit Sales Parking permits will be available for purchase at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 16 at the cashier’s desk at City Hall, 505 Butler Place.  Six-month permits (January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020) are available in... — Updated 12/18/2019


Police donate shoes

Dozens of District 64 elementary school students received an early gift this week from the Park Ridge Police Department, and it came with an important message: kids can be superheroes, just by the little things they do everyday to... — Updated 12/18/2019


Safety message from Niles West Principal Karen Ritter

Dear Students, Teachers/Staff, and Parents/Families, The safety of our school community is always our top priority, which is why I must inform you of a situation that came to light today involving a threatening message. A recent... — Updated 12/18/2019


State's Attorney clears 1,000 cannabis convictions

Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx filed motions to vacate more than 1,000 low-level cannabis convictions. The State’s Attorney’s Office is providing this relief for Cook County residents in advance of the Cannabis... — Updated 12/18/2019


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