Des Plaines

Des Plaines dĕs plānz [key], city (1990 pop. 53,223), Cook co., NE Ill., a suburb of Chicago on the Des Plaines River inc. 1925. Among its manufactures are chemicals and electronic equipment. It was founded in the 1830s as the town of Rand the name was changed in 1869, and Riverview was annexed in 1925. O'Hare International Airport is to the south.

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