Russell Lissau, Daily Herald

Russell Lissau

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Russell:

New Oakton College art exhibit depicts social, political situations

Oakton College is hosting an exhibition of paintings depicting police brutality against Black people and other social issues. → Read More

After controversy, mayor says standards coming for Des Plaines Theatre bookings

Following community backlash over a conservative group's now-canceled booking of the city-owned Des Plaines Theatre, municipal leaders are working with the company that operates the venue to develop standards for future events. → Read More

'A huge deal for Wheeling': Rosebud Steakhouse coming to Uptown 500 complex

More than two years after the Uptown 500 apartment complex was built in Wheeling, a restaurant with a legendary name has been announced for its ground-floor commercial space. → Read More

How Casten dramatically outraised and outspent Pekau in the final weeks of campaign

Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten of Downers Grove dramatically outraised Republican challenger Keith Pekau of Orland Park in the weeks before and after their showdown last fall, federal campaign finance records show. → Read More

Des Plaines Theatre operator defends decision to provide venue for controversial political event

The CEO of the company that operates the Des Plaines Theatre defended leasing the city-owned venue to a group that's been criticized for making queerphobic social media posts and other controversial statements. → Read More

Why Des Plaines officials delayed vote on restaurant grant plan

A plan to offer municipal grants to new restaurateurs in Des Plaines is going to be reworked to expand the pool of potential beneficiaries beyond the downtown district. → Read More

Des Plaines school's upcoming craft fair to showcase local artists

Organizers of an upcoming craft fair at a Des Plaines school are seeking artists and other vendors to sell their wares. → Read More

Developer scraps controversial apartment building proposal in Des Plaines

A controversial plan to construct an apartment building on the site of a former bedding factory in Des Plaines has been scrapped by the developer, → Read More

With redevelopment stalled, Des Plaines officials considering condemning, buying downtown properties

Des Plaines officials may forcibly purchase two vacant commercial buildings in the downtown area. → Read More

'Stay tuned': No deal yet for Pickwick, but theater will remain open through March

Plans to announce the Pickwick Theatre was being taken over by a different company before Thursday night's showing of "Gone with the Wind" were canceled -- but the venue will remain open for at least a few more months. → Read More

Pickwick Theatre owner 'very close' to a deal with new operator for Park Ridge landmark

The owner of Park Ridge's Pickwick Theatre hopes to reveal the movie palace's future Thursday night. → Read More

Two men charged after carjacking outside Rivers Casino

Two men are facing charges stemming from a carjacking Thursday outside Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. → Read More

With opposition aplenty, car wash plan is a washout in Mundelein

A plan to build a car wash on Route 83 in Mundelein got little support from village officials Monday. → Read More

With legal battle over, Horizon Farm fully reopens to public

A spacious forest preserve in Barrington Hills that once was the focus of a legal battle between its former owners and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County has fully reopened to the public, the agency announced. → Read More

Fire at Maine Township townhouse complex still under investigation

Investigators from several agencies were meeting Friday morning to discuss the possible cause of a fire that tore through several townhouses the day before near Des Plaines. → Read More

Learn about infamous criminal when author visits Des Plaines

Author and historian William Hazelgrove will visit the Des Plaines History Center on Monday, Jan. 9, to discuss the case of criminal Cassie Chadwick, who claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of steel titan Andrew Carnegie in the 1890s and 1900s. → Read More

Why a Des Plaines aldermanic candidate could be booted from the ballot

A Des Plaines aldermanic candidate could learn next week if perceived errors on his paperwork will cost him a place on the April ballot. → Read More

Request to scrap garage from Des Plaines hotel plan gets tentative OK

A real estate developer's request to remove a parking garage from plans for a new hotel in Des Plaines has tentatively cleared the city council. → Read More

Des Plaines voters will have another say on term limits

Des Plaines residents will have the chance to strengthen term limits for elected officials when they vote this spring. → Read More

Oakton Community College's name change becomes official this month

Oakton Community College's long-awaited name change finally is happening this month. → Read More