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 February 4, 2010

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3rd Rail Jam Coming to Raging Bull Park
Uniting some of the nation's best amateur skiers and riders with elements of the hip-hop culture, the renowned 3rd Rail Jam is making the rounds again for 2010 at five resorts across the nation. The grass-roots snow competition will continue the...
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ACC Goes Cold vs. Marian
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com It turned out to be just as easy to tell it wasn't Joey Guth's night by the one 3-pointer that went in Wednesday against visiting Marian Central Catholic. Guth, the area's leader by a wide margin in both...
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A Clean Slate Presents Opportunity in the 10th
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com The dust has cleared in a furious primary election, and with no incumbent in the picture for the first time in a decade, both parties regard the 10th Congressional District seat as ripe for the taking....
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Appellate Court Loses Some of Its Security Force
Byline: Josh Stockinger and James Fuller jstockinger@dailyherald.com jfuller@dailyherald.com The Second District Appellate Court in Elgin was short on security this month after the Kane County sheriff's department said it could no longer afford...
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Appellate Court Loses Some Security
Byline: Josh Stockinger and James Fuller jstockinger@dailyherald.com jfuller@dailyherald.com The Second District Appellate Court in Elgin was short on security this month after the Kane County sheriff's department said it could no longer afford...
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Area Women Invited to Work for Year with New Orleans' Poor
The sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph are inviting women ages 21-30 to become St. Joseph Workers in New Orleans. St. Joseph Workers commit to a year of service working in New Orleans' diverse communities, serving the needs of poor and marginalized...
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Are Vegetative Brains Able to Communicate?
Byline: Malcolm Ritter Associated Press NEW YORK -- Scientists have detected glimmers of awareness in some vegetative brain-injury patients and have even communicated with one of them -- findings that push the boundaries of how to assess and care...
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Authorreturnshome Totout Book
Byline: John Patterson jpatterson@dailyherald.com Just over 20 years ago, Jami Attenberg was a self-described cranky, black-clothed bookworm at Buffalo Grove High School. The 39-year-old New Yorker is currently on a swing back home these days...
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Author Returns Home to Tout Her Latest Novel
Byline: John Patterson jpatterson@dailyherald.com Just over 20 years ago, Jami Attenberg was a self-described cranky, black-clothed bookworm at Buffalo Grove High School. The 39-year-old New Yorker is currently on a swing back home these days...
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BC's Burke, Schuck More Than Ready for Postseason
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent While many looking closely inside the exceptional field of teams and individual wrestlers at this weekend's Class 2A Belvidere regional, both Shane Burke and Taylor Schuck see something else. The...
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Bleak Outlook for NFL?
Byline: Associated Press Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said Wednesday that several NFL owners are facing a financial shortfall that could create "long-term problems for the league" and ultimately result in a lockout. As the Ravens prepare...
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Boys
Boys Glenbard East (19-1, 9-0) at Naperville Central (13-8, 5-4) When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Outlook: This is another chance for the Rams to expand their lead atop the DVC standings. Three-point threats Jack Merrithey and Zach Miller can wreck...
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Boy Scouts Celebrating Years of Service
The Boy Scouts of America celebrates 100 years of service during Scouting Anniversary Week, Feb. 7-13. In celebration, local Scouts across the nation will participate in special ceremonies, exhibits and award presentations within local towns such...
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Buffalo Grove Native Returns Home to Tout Book
Byline: John Patterson jpatterson@dailyherald.com Just over 20 years ago, Jami Attenberg was a self-described cranky, black-clothed bookworm at Buffalo Grove High School. The 39-year-old New Yorker is currently on a swing back home these days...
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Bulls Can't Put Best Foot Forward
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com The Bulls lead the NBA in blocked shots. In Wednesday night's gut-wrenching 106-103 overtime loss at Philadelphia, they had none. Zero. That's a strong sign that starting big men Joakim Noah and Taj...
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Carl Hansen ~ 1926-2010 Respected Voice of Dissent Ex-County Board Member Who Served 32 Years Dies
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Anyone taking the time to examine thousands of Cook County Board roll call votes spanning more than three decades may notice a political lone wolf. Carl R. Hansen, who served as the 15th District commissioner...
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Challengers Harness Anti-Incumbent Mood
Byline: Jameel Naqvi and Charles Keeshan jnaqvi@dailyherald.com ckeeshan@dailyherald.com In 2008, when then-candidate Barack Obama's name was on the ballot, many political watchers dubbed the anti-incumbent mood that resonated down to the local...
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Challenge Still Possible in Board Race
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Joe Wozniak is still mulling whether to challenge the results of his DuPage County Board race against incumbent John Zediker. There are 116 votes separating the two who were vying for the Republican...
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China in Hot Seat Google Hacking Accusation Brings Issue to Light
Byline: Joe McDonald Associated Press BEIJING -- Google's accusation that its e-mail accounts were hacked from China landed like a bombshell because it cast light on a problem that few companies will discuss: the pervasive threat from China-based...
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Counties, Lawmakers Must Protect Secret Ballot
It's your right to vote. And it's your right to hold back a vote. Most importantly, it's your right to protect the privacy of your vote. However, a new law puts that privacy in serious jeopardy. Illinois is the only state that requires automatic...
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Crystal Lake South Gets Past Huntley
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report Alex Maccauley scored 16 points and Ethan Breitenstein added 15 as Crystal Lake South's boys basketball team scored a 54-45 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Huntley Wednesday night at South's Gator...
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Curious, Practical Reflections on Election Coverage
First, the curious: One question stood out as perhaps the most unanswerable among many. If the current state of political affairs can't do it, what will it take to get people to vote? Goodness knows, we in the press strive to do our part. Indeed,...
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Dancing with Our Stars
Byline: Emily Jurlina Daily Herald Correspondent Some local Geneva "stars" are lacing up their dancing shoes to put a unique spin on fundraising -- with a couple dips thrown in for good measure. Starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, six Geneva...
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Del Mar Wins, but Skoien Says He's Not Welcome at TOPPER Meetings
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com In what proved to be one of the uglier races around, Palatine freshman Councilman Aaron Del Mar edged two-term incumbent Gary Skoien to win the post of Palatine Township Republican committeeman. With...
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Democrats Fire First Shot
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com It didn't take long for the first punch to get thrown in the final round of the 14th Congressional District race. Democrats didn't even wait 24 hours after the primary election before taking a swing...
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Democrats Fire First Shot in New 14th District Campaign
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com It didn't take long for the first punch to get thrown in the final round of the 14th Congressional District race. Democrats didn't even wait 24 hours after the primary election before taking a swing...
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DePaul Rallies, but It's Too Late
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com MILWAUKEE -- Nothing has come easy for DePaul lately, but the Blue Demons suspected Wednesday night's game against Marquette was going to provide an even higher degree of difficulty. "We knew we were...
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Despite off Night, Glenbard North Wins
Byline: Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent The last year that Glenbard North didn't host a girls gymnastics regional was 2006. That was also the last time the Panthers didn't win one. Glenbard North wasn't at its sharpest but still took...
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Different Outlook: New Day Dawns for Fire and Its Coach
New faces were everywhere at the Max in McCook, where the Fire met Wednesday for preseason training before heading to Phoenix today. This is a year of change, and the whole organization seems to believe it's for the better. "The quality of players...
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Dist. 214 Makes 4 Administrative Appointments
The Township High School District 214 Board of Education recently approved several administrative appointments. * Mary Redding, assistant principal at Conyers Learning Academy in Community Consolidated School District 15, will assume the position...
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District 211 High Schools Energize for Haiti Relief
Several District high schools have organized fundraisers and relief efforts for Haiti. Palatine High School Many students and staff members expressed an interest in contributing to relief efforts, so "Heroes for Haiti" was formed. Two PHS...
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Diversity Should Be Everyone's Business
Diversity is not just a nice thing. It isn't just about fairness or equal opportunity. Diversity is good business, essential business, especially for companies that market to women -- or are covered by them. If you have any doubt, consider the iPad....
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DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Fire damages Winfield house: Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a Wednesday afternoon basement fire that caused an estimated $7,500 damage to a house in Winfield. Firefighters responded about 2:14 p.m. to the blaze along Cottonwood...
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DuPage Valley
DuPage Valley School All Conf. GB W-L W-L Glenbard East 19-1 9-0 - WW South 14-6 6-3 3 Naperville North 15-5 5-4 4 Naperville Central 13-8 5-4 4 Glenbard North 10-9 4-5 ...
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Every Vote Counts
Byline: Joseph Ryan and John Patterson jryan@dailyherald.com jpatterson@dailyherald.com With the Republican race for governor heading for a second day of overtime, Gov. Pat Quinn widened his lead in the Democratic primary and his challenger scheduled...
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Ex-County Board Member Who Served 32 Years Dies Voice: Lawmaker Loved Jelly Beans, but Only Tangerine Ones
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Tributes pour in for longtime Cook County Board member Anyone taking the time to examine thousands of Cook County Board roll call votes spanning more than three decades may notice a political lone wolf....
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Fence along Mexican Border Virtually Gone
Byline: Jacques Billeaud Associated Press PHOENIX -- An ambitious, $6.7 billion government project to secure nearly the entire Mexican border with a "virtual fence" of cameras, ground sensors and radar is in jeopardy after a string of technical...
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Fence Post
Refuse to answer question about race The census is coming! The census is coming! In a few short weeks the decennial statistical abstract of our country will be attempted once again. Now is your chance to stifle one small aspect of this endeavor....
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Fence Post
A story that was front page-worthy I am writing this Jan. 23, the day after the 2010 March for Life, held on the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing 50 million Americans to be killed through the right...
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Fence Post
We must protect Clean Air Act Why does it always seem that the actions that benefit the fewest people always seem to outweigh the actions that would positively impact the most people over time? The proposed amendment to the Clean Air Act will...
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Fence Post
Global warming column is silly The Jan. 15 column by Cal Thomas on the issue of climate change was just plain silly. He begins his column by noting the difference between "weather," which deals with the day-to-day or month-to-month variation...
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Fenton Comeback Stuns Warriors
Byline: Mike Sandrolini Daily Herald Correspondent Fenton's Michelle McEvoy gunned in what appeared to be a shot that would have been a candidate for ESPN's Top 10 Plays of the Day during the Bison's Seasons End Tournament contest against Willowbrook...
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Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Concert For Hunger: The Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake will be home to a free concert on Feb. 6 benefiting the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. The BlackSmith Project Concert for Hunger will be held at 7 p.m. and feature local Christian musical...
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Free Health Fair Headed to Carpentersville
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@dailyherald.com A free health fair in Carpentersville will let residents help themselves while helping others. The Carpentersville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5915, in conjunction will several community organizations,...
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Fremd Gets Its Groove Back
Byline: Michael Eaken Daily Herald Correspondent Fremd seemed a bit out of synch at the Mid-Suburban League conference meet last Friday. The Vikings finished first with a score of 143.925, but didn't seem to be hitting on all cylinders. Fremd...
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From the Clubs
To list your club's meetings, e-mail to foxvalley@dailyherald.com, or fax to (847) 608-0849. American Legion Post 75: The Fox River-Geneva American Legion Post 75 will offer a Friday Fish Fry every week through April 2. A variety of seafood and...
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Glenbrook South Snaps Cats' 15-Game Streak
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Libertyville's girls basketball team hadn't lost a game since Dec. 11. The Wildcats' winning streak came to a halt at 15 games, however, as they dropped a 49-47 decision to host Glenbrook South in Glenview on Wednesday...
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Grayslake C. Stays Cool
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent When the Grayslake Central boys basketball team visited Grayslake North on Jan. 12, the Rams surged to a 19-2 lead on their way to a double-digit victory. The second time around Grayslake North came...
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Haitians Benefit as Local Pilot Perseveres
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com Ruth Caudle nearly screamed for joy when she heard urgent supplies had reached her school in earthquake-ravaged Haiti this week. She credits the tenacity of a private pilot from Hanover Park and...
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Haitians Benefit as Local Pilot Perseveres Suburban Donations Flown to Remote School
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com Ruth Caudle nearly screamed for joy when she heard urgent supplies had reached her school in earthquake-ravaged Haiti this week. She credits the tenacity of a private pilot from Hanover Park and...
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'He Never Considered Himself a Hero'
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald correspondent In 1969, Robert DeFreitas came within an eyelash of being shot to death, before a flight attendant agreed to the demands of a Cuban hijacker and opened the cockpit door. It happened on a flight...
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Hijacked in 1969 Ordeal, Man Never Let It Color His Life
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald correspondent In 1969, Robert DeFreitas came within an eyelash of being shot to death, before a flight attendant agreed to the demands of a Cuban hijacker and opened the cockpit door. It happened on a flight...
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His Rooting Interest? Easy Call for Archie
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The town he calls home and the team he took a beating for over the course of a decade finally made it to the Super Bowl. The quarterback on the other side is his middle son. Archie Manning will not mince words. He can find...
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Hours after Primary, Attacks Begin
Byline: Joseph Ryan Politics and Projects Editor jryan@dailyherald.com Illinois' U.S. Senate race officially launched Wednesday with a blaze of attacks just hours after Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias cleared their primary challenges....
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Illinois Takes Care of Business at Iowa
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@dailyherald.com IOWA CITY -- Everyone else pegged Saturday's showdown with No. 5 Michigan State as Illinois' biggest game of the week. The Illini knew otherwise. They needed their 57-49 Big Ten win at Iowa...
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Inside Boeing's 787
Byline: Susanna Ray Bloomberg News Boeing Co. is poised to fly the first 787 Dreamliner fitted with passenger seats, mood lights, arches and dimming windows that have been one of the jet's biggest selling points, even after more than two years of...
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In the End, Hersey, Viator Triumph
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@dailyherald.com After three games scoring 41 or less points, Hersey's girls basketball team found its offense again Wednesday night. And, as has been the case most of the season, Megan Rogowski was a big part of those...
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Irish Recruits 'Respectable'
Byline: Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly added offensive tackle Matt James and defensive end Kona Schwenke on Wednesday to his first recruiting class, giving the Fighting Irish what analysts described as a solid...
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Judge Upholds Nuisance Charge for Potty Planters
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com A McHenry County judge Wednesday refused to throw out a nuisance charge against a Lakemoor woman using two old toilets and a bathroom sink as front yard planters, rejecting arguments the village was...
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Keats Picks Familiar Fight with Preckwinkle
Byline: Ted Cox tcox@dailyherald.com It didn't take Roger Keats long to try to start tarring Toni Preckwinkle with the same tax-and-spend brush others used against her in the primary election for Cook County Board president. "Toni Preckwinkle...
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Key Matchup for Super Bowl XLIV
Saints QB Drew Brees vs. Colts defense Colts quarterback Peyton Manning won his NFL-record fourth MVP award this season, but Saints quarterback Drew Brees had better numbers. Brees completed an NFL-record 70.6 percent of his passes to Manning's...
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Lake County in 60 Seconds
Village debates referendum: Wauconda officials are considering asking residents to pay for the village to become part of the Wauconda fire protection district through a referendum question on November's general election ballot. Mayor Mark Knigge...
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Lake Park Takes 2nd at Regional
Byline: Michael Eaken Daily Herald Correspondent Fremd seemed a bit out of synch at the Mid-Suburban League conference meet last Friday. The Vikings finished first with a score of 143.925, but didn't seem to be hitting on all cylinders. Fremd...
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Library Plans Multicultural Black History Celebration
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com If you're looking for quiet time at Elgin's Gail Borden Public Library on Saturday afternoon, your only refuge might be the fireplace room. That's because melody is the mantra for the fifth...
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Library Plans Multicultural Black History Fest
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com If you're looking for quiet time at Elgin's Gail Borden Public Library on Saturday afternoon, your only refuge might be the fireplace room. That's because melody is the mantra for the fifth...
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Life-Altering Journey
Byline: Susan Dibble sdibble@dailyherald.com Willie DiFabio admits he was an unlikely person to hike the Appalachian Trail. "I'm not an athlete by nature," the Glen Ellyn man said. He also harbors a fear of heights and lacks a sense of direction,...
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Man Was Respected Voice of Dissent in Cook County
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Anyone taking the time to examine thousands of Cook County Board roll call votes spanning more than three decades may notice a political lone wolf. Carl R. Hansen, who served as the 15th District commissioner...
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McHenry County Challengers Harness Anti-Incumbent Mood
Byline: Jameel Naqvi and Charles Keeshan jnaqvi@dailyherald.com ckeeshan@dailyherald.com In 2008, when then-candidate Barack Obama's name was on the ballot, many political watchers dubbed the anti-incumbent mood that resonated down to the local...
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Movie Guide
KEY: Four stars: superior. Three stars: good. Two stars: average. One star: poor. D (drug use), L (language), N (nudity), S (sexual situations, references), V (violence). Ratings by Dann Gire, Daily Herald Film Critic, unless otherwise noted. Picks...
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Neighbor Sports Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com
Tryouts and clinics for community sports groups, plus sporting events and tournaments, skate competitions, public appearances by sports stars in the area, autograph signings, sports conventions, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date. The...
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Newcomers Shake Up Political Landscape
Byline: Robert McCoppin rmccoppin@dailyherald.com Suburban voters were left to wonder Wednesday what happened to their local candidates for lieutenant governor, and who are these newcomers who won their parties' nominations? Chicago pawnshop...
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Next Step Is to Pass Pension Referendum Results Up the Chain
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com Barrington and Lake Forest officials Wednesday expressed optimism over the strong voter support for police and firefighter pension reform reflected in the advisory referendum both towns had on their...
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No. 1 Kansas Barely Survives in OT
Byline: Associated Press Marcus Morris scored 6 of his 15 points in overtime and grabbed a key rebound that helped top-ranked Kansas avoid what would have been the season's biggest upset with a 72-66 victory over host Colorado on Wednesday night....
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No Apologies
Byline: Ted Cox tcox@dailyherald.com Even after finishing last in a four-person primary race to defend his office, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was unapologetic in defeat. "We ran a very good race," he said in his unconciliatory concession...
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No More Raining Candy from Naperville Parades
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Naperville city councilmen have approved a ban on throwing candy and other items from parade floats that they hope will be a Lifesaver, although a few remain sour to the idea. Parade participants will...
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Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
BG police plan DUI blitz: While the refs will be watching the Saints and Colts for player penalties, the police will be watching for Super Bowl revelers who have committed a "foul" by drinking and driving. The Buffalo Grove Police department and...
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No Shortage of College-Bound Football Players
The football beat goes on. Basically a year after Daily Herald 2008 Tri-Cities All-Area Football Team co-captains Michael Ratay of Geneva and Jordan Roberts of Aurora Christian decided to play at Grand Valley State and Wheaton College, respectively,...
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Nygren's Landslide Doesn't Discourage Challengers
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com If McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren's landslide victory over Republican rival Zane Seipler in Tuesday night's GOP primary is intimidating or giving second thoughts to his challengers in the November...
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Nygren's Landslide Doesn't Discourage Rivals
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com If McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren's landslide victory over Republican rival Zane Seipler in Tuesday night's GOP primary is intimidating or giving second thoughts to his challengers in the November...
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Obama Prescribes Election Plan: Lead
Byline: Ben Feller Associated Press WASHINGTON -- In a blunt election prescription for his own skittish party, President Barack Obama on Wednesday implored Democratic leaders to swing big, be honest with an angry public and expose any obstructionism...
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Off Their Game
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com Long road trips end, but the hangover can linger. Finally back home after eight games on the road, the Blackhawks looked sluggish for much of Wednesday night's 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues at the...
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Ousted Legislator Unsure If She'll Back Rival's Bid
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com State Rep. Suzie Bassi's 11-year reign serving 54th House District residents is coming to a close, and the Palatine woman can't hide her devastation over losing the Republican primary to small-business...
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Owner Selling Business Still Retains Some Control
Charles Evans is selling his North suburban strategic management consulting firm to an inside management team, but the deal gives Evans significant "butt-in" control during the first year and less over the next four to "raise my hand and say, 'This...
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Park theToyota --No, Wait
Byline: Ken Thomas and Stephen Manning Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Americans should park their recalled Toyotas unless driving to dealers for accelerator repairs, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned Wednesday -- then quickly took it back...
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Police Reports
Batavia * Thieves stole DVD movies from the Batavia Public Library twice in one week, police said. At 4:19 p.m. Tuesday, the library reported the movie "Derailed" stolen. At 3:24 p.m. Jan. 27, library officials discovered six DVDs had been stolen;...
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Police Reports
Carpentersville * Tiyanna M. Small, 31, of the 0-100 block of Middlesex Drive, was charged with theft Monday, after police said she stole a wallet on Jan. 15 that contained $312. Her bail was set Tuesday morning at $20,000 and she is due in court...
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Record Doesn't Translate to Victory
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com If you compare Elliott Hartstein's political resume with state Rep. Carol Sente's, the difference is obvious. Hartstein served on village, school and zoning boards since the mid-1970s and has been...
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Recovering Glenbard West Grad 'Feeling Great'
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com Even though he was shot in the stomach a week ago Monday, Glenbard West High School graduate Timothy Schumacher says he's recovering quickly. "I'm feeling great and have been off pain medication...
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Red-Letter Day for Baucus, Lester
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw pbabcock@dailyherald.com Two of Carmel's best linemen in recent memory aren't quite there yet. But they did get one step closer on Wednesday to fulfilling a long-time dream: playing major college football. Steven...
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Rocket Duo Brings 51-7 Record into Regionals
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent While many looking closely inside the exceptional field of teams and individual wrestlers at this weekend's Class 2A Belvidere regional, both Shane Burke and Taylor Schuck see something else. The...
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Savio Slept with Knife, Friend Says
Byline: Associated Press A friend of Drew Peterson's ex-wife testified Wednesday that she was so afraid of her ex-husband that she installed a deadbolt lock on her bedroom door and slept with a knife under her mattress. Kristin Anderson, who...
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Second Lake Villa Robbery Suspect Behind Bars
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com The second of two suspects hospitalized following a Lake Villa armed robbery is being held in Lake County jail in lieu of $250,000 bond, authorities said. Christopher L. Patterson, 40, with addresses in...
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S. Elgin Holds off Barrington
Byline: Matt Stacionis Daily Herald Correspondent Barrington executed its defensive plan to stop South Elgin's Tommy Childs to near perfection. The Broncos just didn't bring the offense to South Elgin. Host South Elgin limited Barrington to...
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Show Missing Industry's Biggest Hitters
I would venture a guess that the Chicago area has well over a hundred thousand anglers who buy the major brands of rods, reels, lures and assorted accessories from their local tackle dealers and the monster stores as well. In fact, the number may...
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Skyjacked in 1969, Man Never Let It Color His Life
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald correspondent In 1969, Robert DeFreitas came within an eyelash of being shot to death, before a flight attendant agreed to the demands of a Cuban hijacker and opened the cockpit door. It happened on a flight...
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'Solid Group' NU's Fitzgerald Likes Balanced Class
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@dailyherald.com The longer Pat Fitzgerald coaches at Northwestern, the more his recruiting philosophy stays the same. The 17-man freshman class Fitzgerald introduced to the masses Wednesday weaves seamlessly...
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South Elgin Holds off Barrington
Byline: Matt Stacionis Daily Herald Correspondent Barrington executed its defensive plan to stop South Elgin's Tommy Childs to near perfection. The Broncos just didn't bring the offense to South Elgin. Host South Elgin limited Barrington to...
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Sports in 60 Seconds
Mickelson to stop using club: Phil Mickelson won't be using the Ping Eye2 wedge that led a fellow player to accuse him of "cheating," even though he hopes others will use the controversial club to keep attention on what he calls a ridiculous rule....
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Students Send Heartfelt Cards to Veterans
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com A project to create Valentine's Day cards for veterans had a little bit more significance for Glenbard South High School senior Ronel Parayno than for others. Every week, the 18-year-old speaks to his...
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St. Viator Can't Finish Upset Bid vs. St. Joe
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@dailyherald.com When Alan Aboona banked in a three-quarter shot at the halftime buzzer it looked as if St. Viator might have the last East Suburban Catholic Conference boys basketball laugh on St. Joseph. But...
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