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 March 28, 2000

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14-and-Under Squad Has a 5-for-6 Weekend
The 14-and-under Up and Over volleyball club continued to dominate in the Midwest Junior Volleyball League at Lewis University on Feb. 27 by winning five of six games. Up and Over, which has earned a Midwest Regional rank of sixth out of more than...
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7th-Grade Girls Have a Heartbreaking Weekend
It was close but no cigar for the seventh-grade girls from St. Peter the Apostle School in Itasca earlier this month as they suffered two consecutive 1-point losses. On March 10, the Vikings faced off against the two-time defending champions of...
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ABC Pulls This One out of the Garbage Can
This is a full-scale pollution alert. This is not a test. It's dumping season on TV, that time between the debuts of the last high-hopes midseason shows and the first shot-in-the-dark summer replacement series, when the broadcast networks dump out...
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A Century of Class One School This Year Is Losing Three Teachers with a Total of 102 Years of Experience
When leaving the band room where Plum Grove Junior High teacher Neil Benson has taught for years, it doesn't matter if you skip out the door first. Benson will likely beat you to the school's main entrance - he knows all the shortcuts. After...
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Area Family Organizes VFW Essay Competition
A father-daughter team interested in patriotism and children recently volunteered to run a Veterans of Foreign Wars contest. Bill Blair and Margaret Greene, Villa Park VFW Post 2801 members, co-chaired a youth essay competition for area seventh-...
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Area Organizations Offering Scholarships
The fund-raising efforts of area organizations are never ending, and each has its own projects to raise needed funds. Not-for-profit groups are regularly seen around the township with members working diligently to promote their events to residents....
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Area Still a Hotbed of Talent Teams
Even though DuPage's state championship streak stopped at two, boys volleyball continued to shine in this area last year. Naperville North finished third at state, which followed Naperville Central's title in 1998 and Naperville North's championship...
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Armed with Goodies Police Walk TLC Beat at St. Alexius Hospital
Tiny Marissa Braglia had just finished her banana and was in her bed in the Pediatric Unit of St. Alexius Hospital in Hoffman Estates, when in walked Dave Neesan in his South Barrington Police Uniform, replete with silver badge which attracted Marissa's...
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Art Exhibit Features Work of 20 Students
Each year, Palatine High School participates in The Great Frame Up's "The Creative Self" Expression Show. This is a complete art exhibition featuring the best works by talented student artists in our community. Palatine High School supports the...
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As Suburbs Grow Older, Traffic Problems Increase
A presidential oversight, the resulting problem and a solution While in Europe during World War II, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower had been impressed with the limited-access highways. Later, as president, Eisenhower saw an opportunity to build the same...
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Avoiding Unkind Cuts Arboretum Helps Gardeners Gently Prepare Plants for Spring
Want to make sure your trees are healthy and your shrubs look beautiful this spring? Then you better get busy now. With the early warmth arriving this year, many plants already are budding and blooming outright. However, experts suggest there's...
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Batavia Detective Honored as Leader, Role Model Detective Was One of Officers Involved in Fatal Shootout Last Year
The Batavia police department has honored Detective Vincent DeBlasio with its Officer of the Year award. DeBlasio was one of two officers involved in a fatal shootout with a Batavia Township man last year, but it was DeBlasio's day- to-day performance...
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Batavia Gets Boost by Beating Rosary for First Victory
Batavia softball coach Jim Schmitz had every reason to smile. Schmitz watched with delight as his Bulldogs posted their first win of the season by defeating Rosary 3-2 in nonconference game Monday at Rosary. Batavia is 1-4 this season. Rosary...
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Batavia High School's Traffic Woes on Hold City Officials Wait for School Board's Plan on Building Expansion
A long term solution to traffic problems at Batavia High School will have to wait a few more years. The public safety committee decided Monday to delay any action on a traffic consultant's report until the school board decides how and when it will...
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Batavia Mourns Dedicated Volunteer
Jean G. Chevalier was motivated by a simple philosophy: letting God's love flow through him to others. A dedicated volunteer who lived his Christian faith, Chevalier was in the process of planning his third disaster relief trip when he died Sunday...
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BG Rolls; Fremd, Palatine Sweep
Buffalo Grove is rolling after starting the season with a loss. The Bison (3-1) used their bats to jump to a big lead and rolled past Stevenson 15-6 in Monday's non-conference game in Lincolnshire. "We are just hitting the ball well," said BG...
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Biggert Pushes for Closer Look at Cancer
A congresswoman's call for a federal study of higher-than-usual breast cancer rates in DuPage County was met Monday with both praise and skepticism. U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, a Hinsdale Republican, sent letters to four federal agencies seeking a "comprehensive...
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Bloomingdale Board to Pay Residents to Trap Skunks in Their Back Yards
The Bloomingdale village board agreed Monday to pay residents to get rid of skunks. The board decided the village should reimburse residents for installing skunk traps and trapping skunks that try to make a home in back yards. The agreement is...
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Bourque's Addition Sends Avs on a Roll
DENVER - Ray Bourque may forever be a Boston Bruin, but he sure looks good in maroon. Bourque has fit right in with his new team, the Colorado Avalanche, who are now 7-2-1 since acquiring the 39-year-old defenseman from Boston on March 6 thanks...
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Bridge Fans Show Older Players a Few Things
Bridge anyone? Students at Westfield Elementary School and Glen Crest Middle School in Glen Ellyn recently competed in the Illinois Youth Bridge Tournament at Glen Crest. Glen Crest Bridge Club President Brandon Wuensch and Westfield Bridge Club...
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Brock Keeps Big-League Job in Perspective
TOKYO - On the surface, it's been a doubly good spring for Cubs outfielder Tarrik Brock. Not only did he make the trip to Japan with the Cubs, but he made the team as a nonroster player. Brock, however, wasn't just doubling his pleasure. "To...
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Building Houses in Addison May Get More Expensive
Addison may raise the price of building houses in town. Instead of donating land to schools and parks, residential developers have been able to pay just $25,000 an acre since 1978. Now village trustees are contemplating increasing that fee to...
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Campaign Aims to Spare Lemak Church Mounts Crusade Asking Birkett Not to Seek Death Penalty
A Naperville church will take an unprecedented step this week and inundate DuPage County's top prosecutor with requests to spare Marilyn Lemak's life. Parishioners at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church already have signed more than 300 postcards...
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Candidate Requests Election Recount
A 16-vote loss is too slight to ignore. The slim difference that decided last week's Lake County Board District 13 race has candidate George Bell Jr. asking for a partial recount. Bell, of Libertyville, is a newcomer who nearly upset two-time...
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'Character Counts' Stretching throughout in Glendale Heights
Folks in Glendale Heights can expect to hear a lot about the virtues of good character over the next year or so. The village's two school districts - along with the village, the library and other local groups - are hopping aboard the "Character...
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Convicted Ex-Mayor's Son in Running to Help Lead City
Four years ago, Oakbrook Terrace Mayor William Kallas showed public works chief Michael Sarallo the door. Now Kallas wants to rehire the 46-year-old son of former Mayor Richard Sarallo and give him the keys to the executive office Kallas on Monday...
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Cubs Go a Long Way to Lose
TOKYO - Cubs manager Don Baylor said, "It's a pride thing," before the Cubs played the Tokyo Giants on Monday night in an exhibition game. Apparently, the game meant more to the locals, who thoroughly outplayed the Cubs in defeating them 6-0. ...
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Cubs Try to Dispel Valdes Rumors
TOKYO - The Cubs spent much of Monday trying to put out rumors about the health of pitcher Ismael Valdes. Word swept the Tokyo Dome that Valdes would be lost for much of the season because of the shoulder injury that has derailed the later part...
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Custom-Built Woodwork Labor of Love for Elgin Man
Terry Carroll's hobby developed into his business, Carroll Craft Custom Cabinetry and Woodworking. Carroll makes custom-built wood pieces, from bars to bookshelves. The Elgin man, who operates his shop in Gilberts, started his business with a...
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DCFS Hopes to Keep Teen out of Jail
A prison cell may be the only home left for a troubled teen who, as a ward of the state, has spent more than half his life bouncing around foster homes and state-run facilities. A DuPage County judge Monday gave child-welfare workers one week to...
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Despite Strong Spring, Caruso Sent to Class AAA Charlotte
TUCSON, Ariz. - Mike Caruso was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte after the White Sox' exhibition game Monday night. But Caruso, the club's starting shortstop the past two years, didn't necessarily lose his job this spring. "If he would have come...
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District 59 Revives Debate over Ridge Alternative School
Which comes first - the plan for the alternative school or the kids to fill its classrooms? Elk Grove Township school board members continued to grapple with that question Monday regarding the future of District 59's Ridge School in Elk Grove Village....
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Dog Owners Can Pamper Pups at Des Plaines Salon
When Diane Wyman was young, she stuffed her pocket with a leash and dog treats in an effort to lure stray dogs home with her. Until Wyman was 12, her parents wouldn't allow her to have her own puppy. Her family became tired of the strays and finally...
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Don't Forget These Trailblazing Naperville Women
After my column last week about Naperville women, many of you took time to enlighten me about other women who have enhanced our city, built our services and spearheaded our spirited environment. Ruth Hageman, historian for the Wheatland Plowing...
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Driscoll Scores 3 Times in First in Beating R-B
Driscoll coach Jeff Sefcik wasn't a bit surprised by his team's offensive outburst in the first inning of Monday's 4-3 victory over Riverside-Brookfield in Addison. Five of the first six Highlanders hitters singled off Bulldogs starter Aaron Conrad,...
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Driver Faces DUI Charges in Crash Charges Filed While Man in Serious Condition at Hospital
A 36-year-old Lake Villa man faces charges of reckless homicide and aggravated DUI stemming from a fatal head-on collision Sunday night in Kildeer, police said Monday. John R. Meroni, of 1389 Regency Lane, may have driven up to four-tenths of a...
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Drivers Ed Has Tough Standards
Drivers ed is alive and well at Barrington High School where prospective drivers are flunked if they don't meet rigorous standards. Driving instructor John Muccianti explains students must master the Scott Foresman text and manual, "Drive Right." ...
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ECC Splits with Lake County; D-C Ties in Opener
The Elgin Community College women's softball team split a doubleheader with College of Lake County Sunday in its first action of the season. ECC is playing all week at Disney's Spring Training in Orlando, Fla. Lake County won the first game of...
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Editorials
Peace on upswing around the globe We will probably never see a headline that says, "Peace breaks out." War makes news; peace seems nebulous and elusive. Yet as this century begins, peace does show signs of breaking out. We know ugly wars rage...
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Eighth-Graders Planning Own Mission to Mars
Forget little green men living on Mars. A group of West Chicago students are planning a colony for their town on the Red Planet. While they don't know yet if they'd force Mayor Steve Lakics to bear temperatures that can drop to 195 below zero,...
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Elgin Slips to 0-3; BC Nabs Win vs. ACC
There is oh so much more to baseball than just hitting, pitching and fielding. Longtime Elgin baseball coach Dave Cooklin pointed that out after his Maroons slipped to 0-3 on the season with a 6-3 loss to Maine West in non-conference action Monday...
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Ex-Suburbs Soccer Coach Admits to Molesting Boy
A former suburban soccer coach already serving 30 years in prison for molesting a minor in Wisconsin pleaded guilty Monday to assaulting another boy in DuPage County. Former Wheaton resident Christopher Racz, 34, admitted molesting a Naperville...
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Family Business Delivers Cedar Shake Roof Repairs
Diane and Art Lamp are starting their first full season operating Worksharp Wood Preservations Systems. The Lake Zurich couple owns and operates a business that focuses on repairing and treating cedar shake roofs. Prior to launching the business,...
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Family Matters
Feeling really nutty? Ask to vacuum, too Hey kids! April Fools' Day is this weekend so you won't be able to play what we're sure is one of your favorite pranks: putting chalk in the cracks of erasers so when the teacher tries to erase, she writes...
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Father, Daughter Team Up to Coach
The Grayslake Community Park District has a large in-house winter basketball program. There are boys teams and girls teams. Practices and games take place at all of the Grayslake Elementary District 46 schools. As far as I know, there is only one...
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Finally, Something to Cheer about about 20,000 Wisconsin Grads Live in the Chicago Area. You Never Used to Hear Them Brag about Their Basketball Team. Well, with an Improbable Trip to the Final Four, That's about to Change
John Karrow clearly recalls the main attraction at basketball games during his days at the University of Wisconsin, and it most definitely didn't involve anyone sending a round orange ball through a hoop. "When I was in college, you went to cheer...
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Five Minutes With
Rob Wright: skateboard expert Lives in: Chicago Works in: Arlington Heights Age: 28 Essentials: Wright has worked at his family-owned business FA Skateboards & Snowboards, 1335 E. Davis St., for six years. He has been skateboarding...
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Floral Show Scheduled for April 12
Tickets for the annual Floral Design Show, sponsored by Busse's Flowers and Gifts of Mount Prospect and the Mount Prospect Historical Society, are now on sale. This year's show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 12 in the St. Paul Lutheran School gymnasium,...
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Former First Lady Talks to Those Who Knew Her Local Woman Portrays Roosevelt for Seniors
For Genevieve Marrow and Lucille Koche, listening and watching Marilyn Darnall was the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The residents of The Devonshire, a retirement community in Lisle, said Darnall brought back some vivid memories. Darnall...
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Foundation Chairman Describes Inspiration, Perspiration Behind Carillon
Q&A With Chuck Seidel, co-chairman of the carillon foundation Naperville's Millennium Carillon has become a focal point for debate as it slowly rises from its base at the foot of Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk. Supporters say the carillon...
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From the Armed Services
News and notes of servicemen and women from the Fox Valley area: Army Cadet Jonathon E. Monken was placed with honors on the dean's list at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., for maintaining a required 3.0 grade point average. The cadet...
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Future of Rolling Meadows Theater Up in Air Loews Cineplex's 9-Screen Theater Up for Sale
Loews Cineplex, Rolling Meadows' only movie theater, and for years one of the few bustling businesses near the old Meadows Town Mall site, may soon be sold. Whether the pending sale will mean the end of first-run movies in Rolling Meadows remains...
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Geneva Doubles Fun, Sweeps EG Kiley in Command as St. Charles Takes Care of Schaumburg 4-0
It was certainly the way the Geneva Vikings wanted to start the season. The Vikings (2-0) were impressive in sweeping Elk Grove 4-3 in 9 innings and 12-3 in a doubleheader Monday at Geneva. "These kids were really focused," said Geneva coach...
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Girls Rock 'N' Roll to Medals in Every Age Group
The Palmer's Gymnastics level 4 GIJO team competed Feb. 27 in the Rock' N Roll Meet in Grayslake and took home top awards for all age groups. In the 7-year-old category, Kelli Cosentino of Bartlett took second place all-around with a score of 34.45,...
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Glen Ellyn Renews Brush Program
Glen Ellyn's popular tree branch and brush collection program will return this summer. Trustees agreed Monday night to spend $144,000 to hire B. Haney and Sons of Lombard to pick up loose branches or brush from homes once a month between May and...
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Going to Indy ... in Style Wisconsin's Bennett Says His Methods Have Never Been Outdated
MADISON, Wis. - Look in Dick Bennett's driveway. Nope, no tail fins on his car. Look in Dick Bennett's closet. If he owns a swell-looking letterman's sweater, it's buried somewhere in the back. Look in Dick Bennett's playbook. Nope, nothing there...
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Good Morning!
THE BLOTTER Batavia - A driver's-side window was broken on a 1999 GMC van parked on the 1700 block of East Wilson Street between 6:30 p.m. Friday and 8:45 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report. The window was valued at $100. - Four checks...
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Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills!; Good Morning, Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS Women in Business, Management to hold May networking scramble The Women in Business, Women in Management and Elgin Business and Professional Women present the Ultimate Networking Scramble from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. ...
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Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS Museum class gives tips, ideas for creative scrap-booking Photo albums don't have to be unorganized or informal. Learn techniques to create wonderful family memory albums Wednesday at an Arlington Heights Historical Museum Creative...
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Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Golf Around Chicago back for year at Navy Pier Golf Around Chicago is back for another year at Navy Pier in Chicago, an event sponsored by and benefiting The Epilepsy Foundation of Chicago. The 18-hole miniature golf course again has...
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Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS Book Are Fun fair Friday to benefit local United Way One of the world's best book fairs will make a stop in Rolling Meadows from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday when Books Are Fun Ltd., holds a book fair in the city hall council chambers,...
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Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS Women in Business, Management to hold May networking scramble The Women in Business, Women in Management and Elgin Business and Professional Women present the Ultimate Networking Scramble from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24. The area's leading...
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Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS Hoffman High hosts Parent University April 8 Hoffman Estates High School will host its first Parent University on from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. April 8 at the school, 1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. The event is open...
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Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS Schaumburg library displays artwork by Conant students Hundreds of pieces of artwork by Conant High School students will be exhibited through April 17 in the adult fiction area of the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle...
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Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS Mount Prospect poised to hike water, sewer rates this summer The cost of water in Mount Prospect will rise slightly with a proposal to hike water and sewer fees by nearly 4 percent. The new rates, if approved by village trustees, would...
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Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE BRIEFS Palatine calls on residents to pitch in during cleanup week The village of Palatine will hold its annual Spring Cleanup Week April 29 through May 6. During this time, residents are encouraged to participate by cleaning up debris...
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Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE BRIEFS Inter-generational egg hunt will be sponsored by seniors Seniors at the HCR Manor Care center on Kirchoff Road in Rolling Meadows are inviting children of all ages and their parents to participate in an inter-generational Easter egg...
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Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS AARP driver awareness program on tap at township senior center The Hanover Township senior center will soon present two defensive driver programs designed to help older drivers improve skills and avoid accidents. The AARP "55 Alive"...
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Grade-School Pals Bring New Pizzeria to Wheaton
Three grade-school buddies from Elmhurst will begin rolling the dough and spreading the sauce this Friday as they open the doors to Michaelangelo's Pizza near downtown Wheaton. Costas Tsaknis brings his culinary training to an informal restaurant...
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Grant Meeting Backfires for Health Board County Raises New Concerns about Family Plan
The McHenry County Board of Health tried to clear up concerns and questions surrounding the controversial Healthy Families grant Monday. The health board sponsored a joint meeting with county board representatives in hopes of convincing them to...
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Grayslake Bank to Build New Facility
Come November, one of Grayslake's prime downtown corners will sport a brand-new, 5,000-square-foot bank. Longtime friends and bankers, Peter Rath and Joseph Tomasello seem as excited as new parents about the two-story building that will house Northway...
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Group Reports on Brainstorming Effort
About two weeks ago board members, parents, teachers and community members gathered in an effort to better Fox River Grove Elementary District 3. On March 10-12 at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake, 18 people discussed the strategic planning of the...
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Gustafson Kids to Learn Just How 'Little House' Books Came About
Many children are familiar with "The Little House" books that describe Laura Ingalls Wilder's childhood and adolescence on the frontier. Fewer are familiar with the woman Wilder became and how she wrote the history of her childhood in her old age....
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Hersey Splits with Warren; BG Slips Past Niles West
After dropping a tough 1-0 decision to Warren in the opener, the Hersey softball team regrouped with some timely hitting and posted a 6-1 triumph in the second game of its season-opening doubleheader Monday. Huskies junior D.J. Ambrogi fired a 5-hitter...
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History Buff Makes Colvin House Her Home Away from Home
Jean Watt remembers coming to the Colvin home at 606 N. Main St. in Wheaton years ago with her mother to visit her mother's friend Mrs. Colvin. Watt fondly recalls the two parlors and the majestic nature of the house. "Little did I know that someday...
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Hoffman, Libertyville Split
At various times during the second game of a doubleheader between visiting Libertyville and Hoffman Estates, it didn't seem as if either team wanted to win. But Hoffman persevered through a shaky first inning and a repeat in the sixth to edge the...
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Hong Kong Natives Enjoying New Life as a U.S. Citizen
Janice Chan doesn't regret coming halfway across the globe to make Lake Zurich her new home. The Hong Kong native, who recently became a U.S. citizen, moved to the village eight years ago with her family. "We really enjoy the living environment...
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Hope Runs out Drowning Victim Identified as Missing Cary Resident
Bonnie Bertelson still had hope that her 22-year-old son was alive even though no one had seen him for three months. But the hope was extinguished Monday when Kane County officials positively identified the body found in the Fox River over the weekend...
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Just a Few Days Left to Apply for Junior Woman's Club Scholarship
Students who waited until the last possible minute to send in their scholarship applications still have three days to hit that mailbox. Friday is the deadline to apply for a $1,000 scholarship offered by Winfield Junior Woman's Club. Any high senior...
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Lake Zurich High Drill Team Kicks and Dances to Success - Again
For the Lake Zurich High School girl's drill team, winning the state championship isn't only an honor - it's a tradition. This past weekend's trip to Champaign brought the squad its fifth consecutive championship in the Division AA kick competition...
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Larkin Claims Another Sweep Royals Beat Gallas Twice; Elgin Falls; Rockets, Seyller Trip Up St. Charles
Things were not looking good for Larkin on Monday morning. The Royals had committed 5 errors in the first two innings, and visiting Cary-Grove led 6-0 at the end of two in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader. And with junior standout...
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Leaving Early for NBA Can Prove Costly
Based on several interviews this season, I believe I have identified the thought process that results in underclass collegians jumping to the NBA. The student-athlete is in his dorm or apartment playing video games, notices it is time to go to class,...
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Leaving Their Mark on the Riverwalk Perosnalized Bricks Pounded into Path
Each brick had its own message. "Enjoy Life" was etched on one. "Happy Walking" read another. The red bricks listed family names, local organizations and inspirational messages. Some were dedicated in memory of beloved relatives or pets. ...
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Legion Family Adds New Member; Millstone Tribute Scheduled
There will be a new kid on the American Legion block this summer. Elk Grove Village Memorial American Legion Post 216 will sponsor a baseball team to compete in the Ninth District of Cook County. The latest addition to the Legion family will...
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Librarian Starts Group for Teens Who like to Write
Writing can be a lonely occupation. Just you, the keyboard and a parking lot of ideas just waiting to be put in some type of streamlined order. Like any support system, a writers group gives strength to those who struggle or who are unsure; it's...
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Library Has Crafty Plan for Spring Break
Quick, it's spring break, better think fast what to do with the kids. Half the people in town have gone away. Those of us staying behind are hoping for good weather but, just in case, there is always the library. In fact, today the Cary Library...
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Man Will Face Carjacking Trial
When Chicago police pulled Michael Lampkin over on Feb. 29, they said the car he was driving had been reported stolen from Mount Prospect. They also said the 18-year-old Chicago man was wanted on a Cook County warrant for violating his probation....
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Maple Street Chapel Members to Decide Fate of Historic Church
Admirers of Lombard's Maple Street chapel are getting a chance to help a congregation that must decide if it will keep the historic building. Members of First Church of Lombard, located at 220 Main Street, are expected to vote April 9 whether or...
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'Midsummer Night's' Puck, Actor Make a Perfect Fit
He is ferocious and gentle, soft-spoken yet boisterous, mature but also a little childish. And the same is true of Danyon Davis, the actor who plays Puck in the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." By day,...
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Mundelein Officials Wrap Up First Phase of Downtown Facelift Project with Lamps
Mundelein trustees might finally shine some light on a beleaguered section of the village's downtown improvement project. The village board agreed Monday to buy more decorative street lamps for a stretch of Route 45 in order to meet the Illinois...
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Naperville Park District Going for the Natural Look
The Naperville Park District hopes to bring more of Illinois' natural landscape into neighborhood parks. Plans for three such parks call for planting prairies, wetlands and butterfly gardens alongside more traditional features such as picnic groves,...
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Naperville's $6.5 Million Dream Tower the Debate over the Price of the Millennium Carillon Continues to Rage as Tower Takes Shape
Still three months short of completion, Naperville's Millennium Carillon already has proven it can make a lot of noise. Criticism and adulation have peeled for the $6.5 million bell tower since supporters unveiled plans for it two years ago. Supporters...
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New NIU President Visits Local Campus
The Hoffman Estates campus of Northern Illinois University is going to triple in size in the next two years, and the college's new president, John Peters, couldn't be happier about it. Peters, who was introduced to Northwest suburban leaders at...
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New Resident Adapts Oscar Night Tradition
The Academy Awards have always been special to Julie Lewis of Mundelein. As a child, she spent Oscar night nestled on the couch in front of the television with her mother and sisters. It was a night she would stay up late, eat popcorn and watch...
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North Barrington Subdivision Pleads for Rescue from Canada Goose Invasion
Residents of North Barrington's small Pennington Ponds subdivision are seeking salvation from a modern-day plague. Geese ... everywhere. The source of the four families' problem is less than epic, however. Another family renting an old farmhouse...
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Not All U-46 Officials Are Taking That Well-Deserved Spring Break
It's spring break in Elgin Area School District U-46. While many administrators and teachers are taking a break from business, some are not. Members of one group in particular - representing all classes of employees in U-46 - are visiting the nation's...
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Nursing Home Patients at Risk Study Says Low Staffing Puts Elderly in Danger
Three Illinois congressmen called Monday for increased staffing at nursing homes in light of a report showing one in seven Chicago- area homes studied had hurt residents or put them at risk of serious injury or death. The report showed that four...
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Obituaries
Frances Carol York of Buffalo Grove Funeral services for Frances Carol York (nee Pier), 56, a 32- year resident of Buffalo Grove, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, at Long Grove Community Church, Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove. Born in...
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Oscar Fashion Winners: Glamour, Taste and Class What a Disappointment!
Cher should have been our first clue. When Bob Mackie's star pupil trades dressing to excess for dressing for success, Oscar fashion is truly in trouble. That's not to say the stars weren't fashionable at Sunday's 72nd annual Academy Awards....
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Outdoor French Market Coming to Geneva's Historic Downtown
When summer rolls around, Geneva residents and visitors will have a chance to enjoy the serenity of an open air French market in the historic downtown. The city council committee of the whole unanimously approved plans Monday to allow Bensidoun...
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