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Halloween Trick-or-Treating in Des Plaines

The City of Des Plaines does not have designated hours for trick-or-treating on Halloween. However, we encourage parents to be aware of the hazards that exist after sunset. If children are trick-or-treating at dusk or after dark, chemical glow sticks are a safe light source for trick-or-treaters to have with them, or attached to their costumes to enhance their visibility. Drivers should exercise due caution at all times, but special attention should be given when driving near schools, parks, and residential neighborhoods on Halloween.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day October 27th

Save-the-Date for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 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 April’s National Take Back Day, collection boxes were put to good use. In one day alone, over 474 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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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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