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Join Us for the 2018 Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Save-the-Date! Join us for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 7th, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in Metropolitan Square. Hand-decorated holiday trees, live entertainment, and live reindeer will be sure to put a smile on your face. Of course, Santa Claus and his elves will be there - adding your holiday wishes to his list. Our Mitten Tree will be ready for your donations of new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves and the Des Plaines Self-Help Closet & Food Pantry will be accepting non-perishable food donations. At 6:30 P.M., we'll flip the big switch to light up the city and celebrate the meaning of family, friends, and community. Click here to see the informational flyer!

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2018 Leaf Pick Up is in Full Swing

If you're looking for information about this year's leaf pick up program, please view the October, November and December pages of the 2018 Community Calendar. Pick-up days are directly related to a residence’s refuse pick-up day. If a home’s refuse is collected on Mondays, it is considered to be located in Zone 1; Tuesdays, Zone 2; Wednesdays, Zone 3; and so on. If leaf collection and snow removal seasons overlap, snow removal will take priority. Visit to see more information.

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Summer Edition of the Des Plaines Digest: News You Can Use

Hot off the press! The 2018 summer edition of the Des Plaines Digest is now available for viewing at In this month's edition, you'll learn more about how strategic planning steers the future of our community based on a shared vision, and why the process of creating the 2022 Strategic Plan gave us the opportunity to re-imagine what the "new normal" can look like. The newsletter also provides updates on the revitalization of the downtown, the renovation of the Des Plaines Theatre, the progress of key development projects, and more!

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Des Plaines Launches New Social Media

We are happy to announce that the City’s Police Department and Fire Department are now actively on social media. The official Twitter account of the Des Plaines Fire Department can be found at (@DesPlainesFD). The Official Facebook account of the Des Plaines Police Department can be found on Facebook by searching for Des Plaines Police Department. So, check it out and “Like” and “Follow” us today!

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