Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper both owned and published by Paddock Publications, Inc. First published in 1872, the Daily Herald is headquartered in Arlington Heights, Ill.The third largest newspaper in Illinois, the Daily Herald serves an area of about 1,300 square miles that includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. The largest suburban newspaper in the Chicago area, the Daily Herald covers local and national news, as well as neighborhood and community events in the more than 90 communities it serves. Family owned and operated by the Paddocks for four generations, the Daily Herald started expanding in the late 1960s, growing from a weekly paper to five days a week and, finally, daily in 1981. It expanded its coverage area in the late 1980s and since 2000 has experiencd a growth in circulation of almost 20 percent in the suburban Chicago market. In 2010, the Daily Herald received a total of seven awards from the Inland Press Association's national journalism competition. Three of the awards were first place prizes in the areas of community leadership, explanatory journalism in the large-newspaper category (circulation over 75,000), and sports photography. In 2002, reporter Rukmini Callimachi was a finalist for the AP Managing Editors (APME) International Perspective Awards for a story and photographs that told about the lives of area immigrants through their own words. John Lampinen is Senior Vice President/Editor and Daniel E. Baumann is the Publisher.

Articles from November 9, 2001

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[0] Basketball Previews
Batavia Bulldogs (5-23) Coaches Coach: Bill Kettering Assistant: Larry Gay Bill Kettering's quote: "We're hoping that this year we can be in the middle of the pack and be more competitive. That's what we're shooting for." Projected Starters:...
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[0] the Briefs
Local Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday The Palatine American Legion Post 690 will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the veteran's memorial in Community Park, corner of Northwest Highway and Wood Street. A rifle salute begins at...
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2001 DuPage Girls Volleyball All-Area Team
Jenna Barone Addison Trail Cranking out the hits, the 5-foot-8 senior outside hitter collected 274 kills, 314 digs and 64 aces. Barone finished her career with 1,428 kills, which ranks fourth in state history, 1,212 digs and 190 aces. Four-time All-West...
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AAA Expects Fewer Thanksgiving Travelers
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer Fewer people are expected to travel this Thanksgiving holiday compared with last year, but of those who do, the vast majority are expected to drive. The annual Thanksgiving travel survey released...
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All for One and One for All Geneva's Three All-Area, All- Conference Players Are Well Known, but If the Vikings Want to Top Last Season's Milestones, They'll Need Strong Play from Their Supporting Cast
Byline: Orrin Schwarz Daily Herald Sports Writer Geneva senior Connie Chen is pondering her role on the Geneva girls basketball team this season, trying to figure out how to describe it. Teammate Becca Bald, sensing her teammate is feeling double-...
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An Embarrassing Night for Bulls
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS - With a roster loaded with nothing but young players last season, the Bulls seemed to accept that losing was an unavoidable byproduct of rebuilding. This season is a little different....
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A Proper Place to Put on a Show Curtain Rises on New Theater at Rosary High School Tonight
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley Daily Herald Correspondent "Annie Get Your Gun" will be the premier production offered this month in Rosary High School's new auditorium. This student production combines the acting talents of more than 100 students...
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Artistic Holiday Gifts to Help Educate Young Families in DuPage County
Byline: Norlynn Egbert Looking for a gift that delights the receiver, sends an eye- catching message and supports a local agency all in one? Pins by Lucinda might fit the bill. A familiar name on unique colorful styles of houses for many years,...
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Author Who Examines Race Issues Will Speak at Martin Luther King Program
Byline: Kara Spak The city of Elgin is offering you a discounted book as well as the chance, early next year, to meet the author. Alex Kotlowitz, author of "The Other Side of the River," will be the featured speaker at the city's 17th annual...
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Back Where They Belong Wheaton North Returns to Quarterfinals for First Time since 1988
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer For anyone wondering where Wheaton North has been in recent years, look no further. The Falcons are right where they're supposed to be. They're in the Class 8A quarterfinals for the first time...
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Basketball Previews
Aurora Christian Eagles Coaches: Dan Stone. Jerry Cervantes. Dan Stone's quote: "We're right there. We have some outstanding returning players to help us get over that hump." Projected starters Rebekkah Brunner Elizabeth Zielke Sarah...
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Basketball Previews
NSC LAKE Libertyviile Coach: Bill Mix (3rd season) 2000-2001 record: 21-9, 9-3 (tied for 2nd) Key losses: F-C Jenny Seeds, G Arin Yarc, G-F K.C. Coninx, G Shannon Devine, G Jenny Boatman, F-C Lizzie Aldridge, G Courtney Dydo, C-F Jessie...
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Basketball Previews
FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE Lake Zurich Coach: Carl Krause (8th year) 2000-01 record: 25-6, 17-1 (tie for 1st) Key players lost: F Erin Kelly, G Marlene Key, G Lindsey Sikula Key players back: Sr. F Johanna Solverson, Sr. F Patti Hornug, Sr....
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Basketball Previews
Rosary Royals Coaches: Dave Beebe, Dan Soliz Dave Beebe's quote: "We have the pieces put together. We have senior leadership. The kids learned from last year. We have all our size back from last year. Hopefully, we can improve on our (13-14)...
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Boston Symphony Scores Major Coup by Hiring James Levine
Byline: Bill Gowen Recent news about the financial problems of the Chicago Symphony and several other American orchestras has obscured the news that the classical music industry's "great conductor hunt" is over - for now. Early this year we reported...
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Brewpub Gets into the Theater Business
Byline: Barbara Vitello From brewpub to theater hub. Elgin's Prairie Rock Brewing Company ventures into theater with Janus Theatre's "The Unseen Hand: A Director's Showcase." The revue features short plays, scenes and monologues directed by suburbanites...
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Brown Says He Won't Let Up against College Teammate Green
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer No running back has rushed for more than 71 yards against the Bears' defense, which ranks No. 2 in the NFL in rushing yards and average gain per run allowed. Sunday they'll face the NFC's leading...
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Cary Fire District Tax Rate Steady as for Now
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer Property owners in the Cary Fire Protection District can expect to pay about the same amount of taxes to the district next year. Even though fire officials Thursday night approved an increased tax...
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Casteel Says He Has No Memory of Shooting Spree
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer A mild-mannered Luther Casteel took the witness stand in his own defense Thursday, telling jurors he doesn't remember loading himself down with guns and ammunition, driving to JB's Pub, or opening fire...
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Central Issue - the Division Crown Bears, Packers Schedules Have Been Weak, but When They Meet Sunday No One Will Care
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer What teams, exactly, have the Bears played this year? It's a question designed to mock their lofty 6-1 record, and it's a question that will evaporate into a thin complaint if the Bears manage to...
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Chicago Ski Council Offers Trips, Clinics and More
Byline: Special to the Daily Herald The Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council has put together another full calendar of winter activities for area skiers to enjoy. CMSC today has 86 member clubs across the five-state area. The clubs cover skiing,...
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Conant Has Chance to Make a Point vs. Naperville Central
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Conant coach Dave Pendergast laughs a bit at what he knows is truly wishful thinking. "It would be great if the Redhawks take us lightly," Pendergast said. "But I don't think they will." The...
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Conant Ready to Give Naperville Central a Battle
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Conant coach Dave Pendergast laughs a bit at what he knows is truly wishful thinking. "It would be great if the Redhawks take us lightly," Pendergast said. "But I don't think they will." The...
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Condos Proposed along Naperville's Riverwalk
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer It didn't take long for developers to tap the marketing potential of the newest stretch of Naperville's Riverwalk. DePaulo Builders has proposed a seven-story condominium building on Washington...
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Cook County Bracing for Economic Slowdown
Byline: Shamus Toomey Daily Herald Staff Writer Cook County Board President John Stroger on Thursday promised not to raise county property taxes next year - an election year - despite an across-the-board effort to stave off budget shortfalls because...
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County Board Members Deal with Redrawn District Maps
Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer The last time DuPage was carved into new county board districts, Roger Kotecki and his constituents ended up on opposite sides of the boundary line. Having switched from being a Democrat to being...
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County to Hire Architect to Look at Valley Hi's Problems
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer McHenry County officials plan to spend $49,000 to figure out how and if they can save the taxpayer-owned Valley Hi Nursing Home from further decay and deficits. For years, the rural McHenry County...
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Cumberland Parents Try to Keep Kids Busy
Byline: Vicki Vass Daily Herald Correspondent Parents of children at Cumberland School in Des Plaines have been forced to find creative alternatives to the typical classroom routine this week. On Monday, District 62 officials closed Cumberland,...
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Daily Herald Tri-Cities All-Area Girls Volleyball Team
First team Kim Holm, sr., MB, St. Charles East Holm's leadership was almost as important to the Saints' success as her physical contributions. She led the team in blocks (106) and was second in kills (227) as a 6-foot-1 outside hitter. The Penn...
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Dedication of Lake Zurich Veterans Memorial Postponed
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake Zurich has long hoped to provide residents and visitors with an elaborate monument honoring war veterans. While the Lake Zurich veterans groups initially planned to dedicate the monument this...
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Defense Lawyer Back on Drunken Driving Case Man Accused in Crash That Killed Four Works out Differences with Attorney
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer Less than a month after declaring he wanted out, the lawyer for a McHenry man charged with killing four in a drunken driving accident is back on the case. Defense attorney Stephen Komie on Thursday...
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Des Plaines Likely to Leave O'Hare Panel
Byline: Robert McCoppin and Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writers The group leading the suburbs' fight against expanding O'Hare International Airport is on the verge of losing a key member. After a two-year debate, the Des Plaines City Council...
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Des Plaines Resident Gets Probation for Sexual Abuse
Byline: David R. Kazak Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer A 49-year-old Des Plaines man convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl proclaimed innocence Thursday, just before a judge sentenced him to four years of probation. "I feel I'm not...
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Dist. 214 Board Member Resigns to Be with Family
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Northwest Suburban High School District 214 board member Sandra Rigopoulos announced her resignation Thursday, saying, amid tears, she needs to devote more time to her family and to her job. The announcement...
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Dist. 41 Pact Rewards Veteran Educators
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Teachers in Glen Ellyn District 41 with a master's degree and more than a dozen years of experience will receive raises of 9.6 percent to 10.6 percent over the life of a new two-year pact. The...
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District 200 Votes to Expand High School, Pursue Tax Hike
Byline: Victoria Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer After more than two years of study and debate, the Wheaton Warrenville District 200 school board voted to expand the district's two high schools. The board approved a three-phase approach to solve...
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Does Recruiting Process Confuse You? Meet a Man Who Says He Can Help
Byline: Bob Frisk Daunting and confusing. That pretty well sums up the entire recruiting process. For most high school athletes, the world of college sports is a complex and highly competitive mystery. The path toward playing in college...
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Downers Grove South Tradition Alive and Well
Byline: Dave Miller It's easy to take the success of the Downers Grove South girls volleyball program for granted. Going Downstate for the Mustangs has become about as automatic in the fall as leaves turning colors and the Yankees playing in...
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Downtown Palatine's Rebirth Officially Begins
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer Downtown Palatine used to be an embarrassment to village officials. Now, it's becoming a source of pride. During a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the Gateway Center development, Mayor...
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Dream Comes True for Glenbard S
Byline: John Lemon Daily Herald Sports Writer PEORIA - Glenbard South's cross country team not only knows how to run a three-mile course faster than any other team in the state this fall, they showed they have a good grasp of their place in school...
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Dundee Firefighters Show Thanks to Fallen New York Comrades
Byline: Gerard Dziuba Next weekend, Dundee Township residents can try their luck at winning their Thanksgiving dinners and spreading good will to local and New York City firefighters by attending the annual food raffles put on by East and West Dundee...
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DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Builder alters office proposal: Elmhurst builders have downsized their office and warehouse proposal for 650 North Villa Ave. in response to concerns expressed by the Villa Park advisory panel during last month's meeting. R.B. Construction has decreased...
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Editorials
Distribute aid correctly and quickly Immediately after Sept. 11, many suburban residents opened their hearts and pocketbooks to help victims of the terrorist attacks. In an incredible burst of charitable giving, hundreds of thousands of dollars...
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Elgin's Grens to E. Michigan Maroons' Standout Will Play Softball at MAC School; Sanders Takes over St. Edward's Baseball Program
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer For Elgin High senior Katie Grens, the offer on the table is the one she's decided to jump at. Ever since early summer, Eastern Michigan University has courted Grens with an offer of a three-quarters...
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Ex-Bensenville Officer Acquitted of Theft, More Former Police Sergeant Says Accusations of Misconduct, Stealing Ruined His Life
Byline: Diana Wallace and Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writers Former Bensenville police sergeant Joseph De Anda, one of the county's most decorated officers before resigning amid a corruption scandal, was acquitted Thursday of stealing from...
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Finishing Touch Tree Service Expands into Fox Valley Area
Byline: Heather Cunningham Daily Herald Correspondent Certified arborist Mark Bowen worked with St. Charles-based McCoughlin Tree Care for 11 years through high school and college, before he realized he wanted to strike out on his own. "The owner...
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Five Minutes with a Sun City Neighbor
Byline: Sharon La Masney Daily Herald Correspondent Vivian is back home again in Illinois after 25 years of living on the East Coast. After raising her two sons, Larry and Gary, in Illinois, Vivian had a long and busy career in New York and New...
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Food, Music, Spirits Spooky Cast of Characters Turns out for Monster Mash Fun
Byline: Sally MacDowell Daily Herald Staff Writer Maybe it was the full moon on Halloween night. Whatever it was, spirits were high at the Monster Mash last week that drew more than 280 revelers to Drendel Ballroom. A host of interesting characters...
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Football Previews
CLASS 8A Stevenson (9-2) at Maine South (11-0) When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Last week: Stevenson defeated Lincoln-Way Central 27-26; Maine South defeated St. Charles East 49-19 Outlook: The last time the Patriots advanced past the second round...
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Former Elgin Worker Guilty in License Scam
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer A former secretary of state worker at the Elgin driver's center pleaded guilty Thursday to taking bribes in return for issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and six people whose licenses were...
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Four Lakes Enjoys the Leisure Life
Byline: Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent Price range: $84,900 to $139,900 Age of homes: 23 years old Schools: Goodrich Elementary School and Jefferson Junior High schools in Woodridge Elementary District 68 and Downers Grove North...
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Fox Lake Mayor Says New Clerk Will Be Named Soon
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer Fox Lake Mayor Nancy Koske said the appointment of a new village clerk is only two weeks away. The position, which has been vacant since Helen Prosperi resigned Sept. 25 for personal reasons, is expected...
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Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Nominate a good neighbor: Nominations are being sought for the 2001 good neighbor award in Huntley. Those wishing to submit a nomination should contact the village clerk at (847) 669-9600 by Nov. 30. District 300 site burglarized: The construction...
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Freedom Is a Lot More Than Stars and Stripes
Byline: Denise Raleigh Did you hear they've made a flag larger than two football fields? I've seen a picture, but I'll bet it's even more breathtaking in person. Old Glory will be out in all her majesty this weekend as we honor our veterans....
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Fremd's New Look Defends Title
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer Conant For many, Special K's are the first meal of the day. For Conant girls basketball fans, the first team they'll see play under coach Kelly O'Connor could be called the Special K's. The...
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Fremd Softball Star Stoddard Commits to Illinois St
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer There will be at least one Division I softball signee in the Mid-Suburban League during the spring of 2002. Fremd right-hander Ellen Stoddard, who has pitched the Vikings to the state finals the...
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Friendship Put on Hold Bunge Takes Top Seed Naperville Central to Conant against Longtime Friend
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer Coaching counterparts Joe Bunge and Dave Pendergast are no longer friends. At least not until after Saturday night. The two have been buddies since their high school days when Bunge was at Gordon...
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Fund-Raiser Will Help Pay for Streamwood Man's Transplant
Byline: Ruth Gesmer Silverman Daily Herald Correspondent Most people facing a kidney transplant never meet their donors. They also wonder how they will finance costs for the surgery and after-care not covered by insurance. Marvin Sharps, 40,...
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Geneva Decides Mailing on Fire Station Better Than Phone Poll
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Geneva aldermen altered plans to solicit opinions on a new fire station, saying they could get more information by spending less. Part of the information they hope to glean is how much room people think...
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Geneva Planners Favor Apartments at City's 'Gateway'
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald correspondent Two long-discussed projects got go-aheads Thursday night from the Geneva plan commission. Commissioners approved an application by HPD Cambridge Inc. for a project that would include senior apartments,...
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Getting out & About
Dances choreographed to Mozart, the English folk tune "Greensleveeves" and a medley ranging from cha-cha and mambo to Dean Martin will be performed by the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago when it performs 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at Elgin community...
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Gilliland's Quest: To Keep Elgin's Tradition Alive and Thriving
Byline: John Radtke It didn't take Dave Gilliland long to realize his professional life has changed. After a career of coaching basketball and teaching in mostly small Class A schools, Gilliland landed at Elgin High this fall, the new keeper...
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Girls Volleyball All-Area Team
Jaci Battistoni Bartlett When the Hawks needed a big point this season, they almost always went to Battistoni, who often converted. Running a quick offense at middle hitter, Battistoni was among the team leaders in all offensive categories....
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Grand Jury Indicts Man Accused of Killing Ex-Wife While Son Watched
Byline: David Kazak A Cook County grand jury has upheld murder charges against a Hanover Park man accused of killing his 3-year-old son's mother and his roommate, all while the toddler watched, prosecutors said this week. The grand jury's action...
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Greenbrook School in Line for Changes in District 20
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer The bulk of expansion and renovation to Keeneyville Elementary District 20's schools is going to be at Greenbrook School in Hanover Park. Rolling Meadows architect Pat Callahan debuted preliminary...
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Gurnee Starts Retirement Recognition Program
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Longtime employees who retire from their jobs with the village of Gurnee now will have something to show for their tenure. Village board members recently approved implementation of a retirement recognition...
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Guys Gotta Dance Girls Aren't the Only Ones Getting Ready for Weekend's Fox Valley Dance Showcase
Byline: Christie Willhite Daily Herald Staff Writer Nick Bender started dancing the same way teenage boys try a lot of things. It was a girl's idea. Back in sixth grade, Nick and his buddies teamed with some of their female classmates to put...
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Hackman Makes off with Intricate Mamet Crime Drama
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "Heist" 1/2 Opens today Written and directed by David Mamet. Produced by Art Linson, Elie Samaha and Andrew Stevens. A Warner Bros. release. Rated R (language, violence). Running time: 107 minutes....
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Harper Nets Win over CLC
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Harper wanted to make a good showing on its new gym floor Thursday night. The Hawks did - and they didn't. During the second half Harper coach Rick Lima was talking with Devaunn Johnson on the...
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Hastings Paves Way for Future Trojans
Byline: Travis Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer Tradition did not feel so good on the bus ride home Saturday night. Just hours after Cary-Grove lost its Class AA supersectional match to Stevenson, the Trojans sat in the bus thinking about what...
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Haute Cuisine Sweet Water Dazzles with Urban Chic, Flashy Menu
Byline: Joan Broz Daily Herald Correspondent A newcomer in 2001, Sweet Water joins a culinary trend among suburban restaurants to offer superb cuisine and fresh ingredients with imaginative presentations. More haute than homey, the downtown Glen...
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Heavy Falcon Flavor to Wheaton College Defense
Byline: Henry Stuttley Daily Herald Staff Writer Any given Saturday, the secondary at Wheaton College knows they have a job to do. They scratch and claw with opponents hoping to make big plays and lead the Thunder's defense. It's something...
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Hinsdale S. Faces Test Sans Willer
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer In more ways than one, Hinsdale South survived on Saturday. The Hornets (11-0), seeded second in Class 7A, passed a stiff test from No. 15 Mt. Carmel. They beat the perennial champion 20-13 to advance...
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Home of the Brave Fox Valley Pays Homage to Veterans
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer Flags may be flying higher and hearts may be pounding prouder at this year's Veterans Day celebrations, planned for communities throughout the northern Fox Valley. With the pain still fresh from September's...
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Homeowners: Don't Turn Our Yards to Cesspools
Byline: Naomi Dillon Daily Herald Staff Writer Despite assurances by village staff and engineers Thursday night, some Lake in the Hills residents still weren't convinced a silt trap device to be installed in Goose Lake won't turn into an open sewer....
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How Low Is Too Low? If Interest Rates Continue to Drop, There Might Be More Harm in the Long Run, Economist Warns
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Real Estate Writer Imagine real estate people concerned that interest rates might go too low. Low mortgage interest rates - like we have now - are a great stimulus to housing sales, the life breath of the...
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How Tall Should Downtown Naperville Condos Be? City Wants a Four-Story Building, Not Five
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville planners want to see more parking and fewer condominiums in a new development proposed for downtown. The five-story condominium complex proposed by developer Dwight Yackley of BBM Inc....
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How You Can Help Honor Local, National Heroes
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer A group of Barrington women will host a fund-raiser this weekend to benefit both a local memorial fund and a national Sept. 11 disaster relief fund. The "Red, White and Blue Jeans Benefit" is planned...
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Humor, Advice and Praise Herald New Dist. 15 Board
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer A Rolling Meadows judge had words of wisdom and humor for the Palatine Township Elementary District 15 board members who took the oath of office this week. The Honorable Judge Sam Amirante of the...
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Huntley-Mater Dei Match Could Procuce State Champ
Byline: Travis Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer NORMAL - For this year's trip Downstate - Huntley coach Larry Kahl's seventh - it's business as usual for the Redskins. Huntley has gone through the same types of practices all week. The Redskins...
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Huntley near OK for Subdivision with 530 Homes
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer The Huntley village board Thursday night unanimously cleared one of the final hurdles before construction begins on the 530-home Covington Lakes subdivision. The board Thursday night passed the...
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Huntley's Gray Leads by Example All-Around Redskins Stalwart Knows Precisely What His Role Is to Help His Team Continue to Win
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent Frank Gray says he would like to be an architect some day. Huntley football fans might tend to disagree with the some day part of that statement. To them, Gray is already an architect. It was...
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Huntley Tradition Lives in Borhart
Byline: Travis Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer Tradition felt better than Huntley senior Erin Borhart ever imagined Saturday night. The hugs, the tears of joy, the trips Downstate ... Borhart had watched it all from close range through the...
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Interviews Saturday for Seat on Hoffman Estates Board
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Daily Herald Staff Writer By Monday, the Hoffman Estates village board could be whole again. The mayor and trustees on Saturday will interview publicly seven residents interested in succeeding Gail Giacalone as trustee....
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I Say Pounds, Not Ounces, When Talking Safety
Byline: Mike Jackson Many companies I know that manufacture fishing and hunting gear have gone to great lengths to give their customers a leg up when it comes to safety. The problem is not many of us humans always take the hint. We're now...
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Lake Barrington Spa Owners Trade Corporate World for Holistic Work Life
Byline: Kim Mikus Lori and Art Vargas left their jobs in the corporate world for something more relaxing. At least their new business is relaxing for their customers. The husband-wife team opened Spa Vargas, a holistic day spa in Lake Barrington....
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Lake County in 60 Seconds
Fire at Round Lake home: Two people escaped injury after a fire broke out in a Round Lake home Thursday night. Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire, which may have started in the kitchen of the Lincoln Avenue house, said Capt....
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LMBV Virus Not a Threat to Bass, Humans
Byline: Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer Is there a bass doctor in the house? IDNR officials report that tests have indicated biologists are now faced with trying to come up with a solution to a virus found in largemouth bass at the...
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Longtime Lake Zurich Official Moving to Texas
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer A man credited with helping shape the village of Lake Zurich over the past 20 years was recently honored by local officials for his commitment. John Petrie has worn many different hats throughout...
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Longtime Lombard Trustee Dies of Cancer
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer As a Lombard trustee, Paul Kufrin Jr. was a fiery politician who rarely backed down when things didn't go his way. That commitment earned Kufrin the support of political allies and the respect...
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Lots of Laughs 'Big Love' Puts Contemporary Spin on the Battle of the Sexes
Byline: Jack Helbig Daily Herald Correspondent "Big Love" Mini review: Brimming with laughter, the play also has big things to say about war and peace and women and men Location: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago Times: 7:30 p.m....
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Maine West Needs More Consistency to Contend
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer It's one of coach Derril Kipp's youngest squads in his 21 years. But that doesn't mean the Maine West Warriors can't win their 18th Central Suburban League divisional title under Kipp, who has won...
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Maracle's 48 Saves May Catch NHL's Eye
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer Wolves goalie Norm Maracle's 48-save performance last week in a 6-3 victory over Norfolk added to the veteran netminder's unbelievable play over the last year or so. It also brought up the question...
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Mayor Looks to Speed Up Process for Developers
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Des Plaines Mayor Tony Arredia wants to try to streamline the development process and is asking plan commission and zoning board of appeals members to meet more often, if necessary. Members of...
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Meigs Still a Hurdle for Daley, Ryan
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - Gov. George Ryan and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley continue to discuss expansion of O'Hare International Airport, increasing prospects that a final deal could come soon. The remaining...
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Mennella Is Anxious to Bow out a Winner
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer With a Division I scholarship to Loyola University already in hand and owning a reputation as one of the most prolific scorers in the Mid-Suburban League, it's hard for Mandy Mennella to sneak away...
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Michael Jackson's 'Invincible' Packed with Manipulative Lows
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic Michael Jackson, "Invincible" (Epic) Michael Jackson's retreat into physical, mental and musical self-delusion is pop culture's saddest story of the last 50 years. The once child wonder from Gary,...
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Milestone Moments
- Anglers join in Sierra Clubs' stream monitoring project: A group of interested Sun City Anglers recently attended McHenry County College for training on how to collect and analyze pollutant levels in water samples. The Anglers Club will use data...
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'Millionaire' Snares Former Batavia Man
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas Daily Herald Staff Writer The Steven Malnar Fan Club will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday. First order of business: Tune in to WLS-Channel 7 to watch the former Batavian contend for $1 million on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire:...
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Mount Prospect Intends to Increase Property Taxes
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer The village of Mount Prospect plans to ask for about $10.5 million in property taxes next year, a 3.5-percent increase over what the village received last year, officials said Tuesday. The Mount Prospect...
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