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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: April 27th

Save-the-Date for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Des Plaines Police Department encourages the public to drop-off old, or unwanted prescription drugs at its 24/7 collection site located in the Department's lobby at 1418 Miner Street. During last October’s National Take Back Day, collection boxes were put to good use. In one day alone, over 457 TONS of unused and expired medicines were dropped off for safe and proper disposal in the US. Visit the DEA's official website to learn more about the program and participating locations.

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Union Pacific Railroad Upgrades and River Road Construction Announced

The Des Plaines Public Works and Engineering Department has announced that River Road will be closed due to the reconstruction of the roadway and Union Pacific Railroad (Miner Street) crossing upgrades starting Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The project will result in the full reconstruction of the roadway, improvements to railroad crossing gates and signals, and replacement of underground utilities. A detour map is available, with the project is expected to be completed by mid-July, weather permitting. For the most current project updates, visit on the City's website. Inquiries can also be made by calling a project representative at 847.813.5972, or the City of Des Plaines at 847.391.5390.

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Hot off the Press! The 2019 Spring Des Plaines Digest

The 2019 spring edition of the Des Plaines Digest is now available for viewing. In this issue you'll learn about the City's "Future Forward Approach" to new opportunities and development, three important 2019 goals reflecting our plans for progress, the upcoming launch of our new Dining Guide Map, and important updates to the City's utility billing system. Just visit to view the full edition.

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Special Event News for the Community

The City of Des Plaines sponsors a number of free events that celebrate the spirit of this great community - from our annual Taste of Des Plaines, to the July 4th Independence Day Parade, to our 10-week summer entertainment series Friday Nights Live!, our community events are a hit with residents and visitors alike.

Looking for more information as the events get closer? Look no further! Just CLICK HERE to sign-up for special event news & updates via email. And, don’t forget to check out the City's Facebook page for up-to-the-minute special event announcements.

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