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Christian Volkmann. (Photo provided by Maine West High School)

Maine West loses a true Warrior

Christian Volkmann loved everything about Maine West High School — from the marching band to the school’s football team to the lunch ladies in the cafeteria. … Read more ›

Longtime educator Marsha Hestad dies

What Marsha A. Hestad strived for as a teacher and school administrator was for her students to have fun and then learn something in the … Read more ›

Des Plaines History Museum leader dies

During long car rides when she was a girl, Joy Matthiessen always knew she was in Des Plaines when she saw the distinctive copper dome … Read more ›

Joy Matthiessen is seen here in the Des Plaines History Center's storage center. Matthiessen passed away Aug. 3. (Photo provided by the Des Plaines History Center)

Former history director remembered for ‘strong will’

During long car rides, a young Joy Matthiessen knew she was in Des Plaines when she saw the mesmerizing copper dome of the now-demolished Earle … Read more ›

Carl Tagge: Longtime mail carrier Carl Tagge dies

The dedication of longtime letter carrier Carl L. Tagge combined the postman’s unofficial motto with the marriage vow. Not only did Mr. Tagge fulfill his … Read more ›

From the community

-C-W Café Coffeehouse Returns on Sat. July 9th-

C-W Café Coffeehouse is a fun and free alternative for a Saturday night here at the church. The Coffeehouse offers an open microphone for those … Read more ›

From the community

Youth Movie Nite Returns on Sun. 7/10/11

Youth Movie Nite at Carter-Westminster United Presbyterian Church is returning on Sun. July 10th from 6:30-9:00 pm. This time, it's a modern day take off … Read more ›