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 August 2, 2011

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Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including trips, classes, support programs, fitness and lectures. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Lunch at Pavilion: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Wheeling...
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'81 Classmates Wed on 8/1
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com Monday's date had a certain ring to it for a pair of former Schaumburg High School graduates. Scott Kochanski and Nikki Zullo married on Monday, 8/1, less than two weeks after their 30th high school...
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Allstate Weather Beaten, but There's a Silver Lining
BOSTON Allstate reported a second-quarter loss Monday, hammered by $2.3 billion in catastrophe losses from waves of tornadoes, wildfires and storms. Yet Allstate's numbers were better than Wall Street had expected as the property and casualty...
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AL Pitching Comparison
AL pitching comparison 2011 TEAM (2011 VS OPP) (LAST 3 STARTS) PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA W-L IP ERA HWG New York Hughes (r) 1-3 8.24 3-4 No record 1-1 16.1 6.06 16.0 WHITE...
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Applause Greets Giffords' Surprise Return to House
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Slowly, with a sense of purpose, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords entered the House chamber Monday night to cast her first vote since she was shot in the head last January, a dramatic return that surprised colleagues....
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Arlington Park Seeks 3 Night Racing Dates
Byline: Mike Spellman mspellman@dailyherald.com Arlington Park after dark? It could be. But if Arlington Park officials get their way with night racing and as well as a bid to be the host track in the spring, the move also would turn out the...
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A Taylor-Made Return to Miami
Byline: Associated Press Jason Taylor seeks a few more sacks, and he plans to get them with the Miami Dolphins. The NFL's active career sacks leader, preparing for his 15th season, signed Monday with the Dolphins. He became a free agent when...
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Batavia Protesters Say It with Flowers
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com The Batavia City Council received a pretty reminder Monday night that there are a bunch of Batavians worried about the long-term health of Mill Creek, as Moose International proposes commercial...
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Bears Players Saddened by Departure of Kreutz
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@dailyherald.com Fallout and reaction from the Bears' failure to keep six-time Pro Bowl center Olin Kreutz continues, and it's likely to be a season-long issue. "It's sad," linebacker Brian Urlacher said Monday. "I learned...
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Big Dollars at Times Make Little Sense
Once the furor over his departure quiets, Olin Kreutz's legacy will be that the NFL's new collective-bargaining agreement officially will be named for him. Kreutzonomics. My dream during the league's recent lockout featured a news conference...
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Bigger and Better Midwestern University Starts Expansion with New Dental Clinic, Campus Upgrades
Midwestern University plans to build a community dental clinic, more parking facilities and additional upgrades at its Downers Grove campus in a $289.8 million project that started Monday. The new facilities are expected to open in 2013 and bring...
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Bloomingdale Businesswoman Dies at 83
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com Life in Bloomingdale would be a lot different if it weren't for Georgene Geils. A resident of the village since 1958, Geils was the longtime owner of Econo-Mart, she volunteered with the...
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Brewers Win Seventh Straight, Improve to 40-14 at Miller Park
Byline: Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers keep winning at home, even if they're stumped over the reasons why they've been suddenly so good at Miller Park. Nyjer Morgan hit a go-ahead, 3-run double to cap a 5-run fifth inning...
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Cabrera's 2nd Homer Leads Indians over Red Sox
Byline: Associated Press Cleveland manager Manny Acta's pregame lesson about Fenway Park's quirky angles and dimensions certainly couldn't cover what Asdrubal Cabrera's homer did. Cabrera's second 2-run homer of the game, originally ruled a single...
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Carol Stream Officials to Meet with ComEd
Byline: Christopher Placek cplacek@dailyherald.com Carol Stream leaders will meet with ComEd officials today to diagnose ongoing power outage problems in the village. The meeting comes after a storm last Thursday knocked out power to about 5,000...
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Case against Bianchi Has No Merit, Defense Says
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Legal Affairs Writer hhitzeman@dailyherald.com -CLMN- The defense attorney for McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi on Monday said charges that Bianchi gave special treatment to political donors and the distant relative...
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Concussion Law a Welcome Addition
It's that time of year again. The Bears are in training camp (thankfully, the league and players came to terms), and high school football is just around the corner. Nothing like a few hot weeks in July and August to get us longing for autumn Friday...
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Consumers Get Scant Relief from Debt Deal
Byline: Dave Carpenter Associated Press Just like their government, consumers and individual investors will avert immediate disaster with this debt ceiling agreement. The stock market shouldn't crash and interest rates won't start skyrocketing....
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Conviction of Tea Party Enviable but Damaging
I suffer from tea party envy. There is little about the actual party I like and there are some members I abhor, but I am jealous of its sense of purpose, its determination and its bracing conviction that it is absolutely right. In its own way, it waves...
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Cream of the Crop Coming to Glenview
Byline: Mike Spellman mspellman@dailyherald.com A challenging format, a challenging course and a challenging field. That pretty much sums up what lies ahead for 156 of the best amateur players in the world this week in the Western Amateur, which...
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Crime Prevention 101 DuPage County National Night out Activities Bring Neighbors, Emergency Personnel Together
Byline: Sara Hooker shooker@dailyherald.com Nobody likes a speeding ticket, but they're easy to prevent: Don't speed. Nobody likes crime in their community. But how do residents prevent it? Join forces with the local law enforcement and work...
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Cubs Spoil Lee's Debut
Byline: Mike Spellman mspellman@dailyherald.com Probably the most fun had at Wrigley Field this summer has occurred over the past two evenings with Paul McCartney in the starring role. Meanwhile the Cubs, who probably can't wait to get back from...
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Debt Proposal Clears House Senate Votes Today, the Aug. 2 Deadline
Byline: Paul Kane and Lori Montgomery Washington Post WASHINGTON A plan to lift the nation's debt limit and reduce government spending cleared a crucial hurdle in the House on Monday night, as recalcitrant Republicans and disappointed Democrats...
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Defense: Bianchi Case Has No Merit
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Legal Affairs Writer hhitzeman@dailyherald.com -CLMN- The defense attorney for McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi on Monday said charges that Bianchi gave special treatment to political donors and the distant relative...
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Events related to books and events that enrich your mind, such as lectures, classes, book signings, book club events, writers' group events, forums and discussions. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Literary Review Book Club: The Literary...
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DuPage County in 60 Seconds
PGA's Streelman in Wheaton: PGA Tour professional Kevin Streelman will be at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton on Friday to offer tips and encouragement to junior golfers. A Wheaton native and former Cantigny golf employee, Streelman will be there for the...
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Economy Concerns Stop Rally
NEW YORK Leave it to the economy to stop a debt-deal rally. The Dow Jones industrial average started the day up nearly 140 points after President Barack Obama and congressional leaders said Sunday a deal had been reached to raise the nation's...
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Edwards Infuriating Much of NASCAR
Byline: Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Carl Edwards is under no obligation to publicly discuss his ongoing contract negotiations or to hurry his decision along. That doesn't mean the NASCAR community isn't frustrated with...
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Fair Attendance Down This Year
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@dailyherald.com Attendance at the recently concluded Lake County Fair was down from 2010, but organizers are celebrating aspects of the event. An estimated 88,000 people attended the fair, which began July 26 in...
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FBI: 'Credible Lead' in D.B. Cooper Case
Byline: Pete Yost and Mike Baker Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The FBI is investigating whether a dead man in the Pacific Northwest is D.B. Cooper, who hijacked a passenger jet in 1971 over Washington state and parachuted with $200,000 in ransom....
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Flirtation at Work Leads to Unrequited Feelings
Q. "Dylan," a close friend and co-worker, just came clean about his feelings for me. We have had a flirty, slightly risque relationship (like a girl would have with her gay best friend) and I suppose I should have known he would get the wrong message....
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Football Parents vs. Fair Officials
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com DuPage County Fair officials say they fear they were taken for a ride by a group of West Chicago High School football parents who promised players would handle parking lot duties but did not supply...
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Former Football Executive Tackles a New Job with Cancer Centers -BYLN-
Public affairs executive Pamela Browner White joined Schaumburg-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America as vice president of public affairs. In this capacity, she will develop and manage the organization's national public affairs. CTCA specializes...
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Free-Range Talk: A Representative of Walnut Acres Farm, a Community Supported Ag
Free-range talk: A representative of Walnut Acres Farm, a community supported agriculture group in Walnut, Ill., discusses free-range, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef, chicken and pork at 10:30 a.m. today at the Lombard Historical Society's Sheldon...
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From Grayslake to 'The Glee Project'
The critics can be cruel, especially the anonymous online ones. Grayslake's Ellis Wylie learned that the hard way as a finalist this summer on Oxygen's "The Glee Project." The reality show serves as a farm league for Fox's top-rated "Glee," a...
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Glendale Heights Man Gets 18 Years in Sex Assault of Girl
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com A former Glendale Heights man was sentenced to an 18-year prison term Monday for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl who authorities say was provided to him by one of her family members. Sabino...
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Hemp, Solar, Wind Won't Solve Problem
Hemp, solar, wind won't solve problem It's difficult to tell whether opinions in Fence Post about climate change and energy are due to a lack of knowledge or bad logic. First, with respect to hemp, switch grass and cellulosic ethanol: cellulosic...
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Johnson-4270835
Robert C. Johnson Robert C. Johnson of Des Plaines, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Born March 22, 1921, to Carl M. and Florence (nee Peterson) Johnson, Bob was raised in Chicago and attended Austin High School. During World...
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Judge: Elgin Man Guilty of Battery
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com A Kane County judge found an Elgin man guilty of aggravated battery Monday for breaking the legs of his then-8-week-old stepdaughter on April 3, 2010. Associate Judge Patricia Piper Golden...
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Judge Sets Blagojevich Sentencing for October
Byline: Michael Tarm Associated Press A federal judge set Oct. 6 as the sentencing date for Rod Blagojevich, giving the impeached governor a bit more clarity about when he could begin serving time for his multiple corruption convictions. The...
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Keeping Tabs on Tax-Backed 'P-Cards'
We all know about credit cards and debit cards. Now, meet the "p-card". In recent years, use of the p-card -- procurement cards issued directly by government to employees to make work-related purchases -- has exploded. Nationwide, p-card spending...
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Konerko Says Knee 'Really Weak'
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com Last September, Paul Konerko was hit on the side of his face by a pitch from Twins starter Carl Pavano. Konerko stayed in the game. The White Sox captain's threshold for pain is well known, but Konerko...
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Lake County in 60 Seconds
Help Brainerd festival: The second North Shore Wine, Beer, Cigar and Food Festival is set for 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Libertyville High School's old Brainerd building, at Route 176 and Brainerd Avenue. The event is the major fundraiser...
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Lake County Man Guilty of Plotting to Kill Witnesses
Byline: Tony Gordon tgordon@dailyherald.com Clarence Weber was not acting as a travel agent when he was caught on tape saying he wanted two witnesses in the murder case against him sent "on vacation," a Lake County judge ruled Monday. Associate...
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Learn to Reduce Your Phone Bill
Events related to books and those that enrich your mind, such as book signings and sales, book clubs and writers' groups, lectures, classes and discussions. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Phone Bill Clinic: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, Cook...
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Meter Option Doesn't Satisfy
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com After analyzing several options, Naperville officials are prepared to offer a non-wireless smart meter alternative that would be read manually by a meter technician, offer significantly lower radio frequency...
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Moss Decides It's Time to Call It a Career
Byline: Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MANKATO, Minn. -- Randy Moss is calling it a career after 13 seasons in the NFL as one of the most dynamic and polarizing players the league has ever seen. Moss's agent, Joel Segal, said Monday that the...
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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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New Program Trains Pharmacy Techs in Elgin
Byline: Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com Rx Tech Prep will soon offer Elgin area residents a chance at a new career. The Rockford-based pharmacy technician school is expanding to the Chicago region, with classes being offered...
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New RTA Fare Cards for Seniors in the Mail
Byline: Marni Pyke mpyke@dailyherald.com New transit identification cards for seniors issued by the Regional Transportation Authority should be trickling into mailboxes this week. The RTA began mailing two types of permits last month as it gears...
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New RTA Senior Fare Cards Getting Mailed This Week
Byline: Marni Pyke mpyke@dailyherald.com New transit identification cards for seniors issued by the Regional Transportation Authority should be trickling into mailboxes this week. The RTA began mailing two types of permits last month as it gears...
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New RTA Senior Fare Cards Getting Mailed This Week New RTA Senior Fare Cards Getting Mailed This Week
Byline: Marni Pyke mpyke@dailyherald.com By Marni Pyke mpyke@dailyherald.com New transit identification cards for seniors issued by the Regional Transportation Authority should be trickling into mailboxes this week. The RTA began mailing two...
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North Aurora Police to Visit Residents during National Night out -BYLN- Submitted by North Aurora Police Department
The village of North Aurora Police Department will participate in the 28th annual "National Night Out" eventTuesday, Aug. 2. National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger...
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Not Getting Any Easier
There has been a lot of blame to go around during this start-and-stop season for the White Sox. Brent Lillibridge was the obvious candidate after Monday night's 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field on two fronts. First, Lillibridge...
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One Wild Ride
Byline: Melissa Silverberg Daily Herald correspondent Summer vacation is meant for fun. But for one California family, this summer brought the ride of a lifetime, literally. With their final stop at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee on Thursday,...
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Palatine Residents Push Officials for Flooding Fix
Byline: Jeff Englehardt Daily Herald correspondent Palatine residents pressed village officials Monday, looking for answers and relief from the recent storm that flooded their houses. Flood victims voiced their displeasure with village officials...
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Parents Question Hiring of U-46 Administrator
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@dailyherald.com About a dozen parents and community members lambasted the Elgin Area District U-46 school board over the recent hiring of a former Chicago Public School administrator tasked with overcoming the district's...
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PGA Tour
PGA Tour FedExCup leaders Through July 31 Points YTD Money 1. Nick Watney 1,798 $4,189,233 2. Steve Stricker 1,741 $3,497,523 3. K.J. Choi 1,561 $3,694,242 4. Phil Mickelson 1,531 $3,186,521 5. Luke Donald...
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Police Reports
Elgin * An Elgin man was taken to Provena St. Joseph Hospital with multiple wounds after an armed robbery at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday on the 500 block of Locust Street, according to a police report. The victim told police three young men approached...
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Program Talks about DNA and Royalty
Events for adults that are largely social, such as singles events, game nights, wine tastings and travelogues. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Secrets of the Royal Families -- DNA Testing: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, Aspen Drive Library,...
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Quinn Signs Dream Act into Law
Byline: Deanna Bellandi Associated Press Illinois made it easier for illegal immigrants to pay for college when Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law Monday creating a privately funded college scholarship program. "We say to all the people of our country...
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Quinn Signs Dream Act into Law Quinn Signs Dream Act into Law
Byline: Deanna Bellandi Associated Press By Deanna Bellandi Associated Press Illinois made it easier for illegal immigrants to pay for college when Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law Monday creating a privately funded college scholarship program. "We...
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Quinn to Sign Soccer Goal Law
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com Nearly eight years after a Vernon Hills boy died after a soccer goal fell on him, Illinois will enact measures designed to protect other players from facing the same danger. Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled...
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Recent Home and Property Sales Algonquin Bull Valley Carpentersville Cary Elgin Gilberts Hampshire Huntley Lakewood Lake in the Hills Pingree Grove South Elgin West Dundee
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. $300,000; 4501 Whitehall Lane, Algonquin, 60102; sold June 17, by Jeffrey W. Butzow to Robert C. Deblieck and Jaime L. Deblieck. $250,000; 4611 Whitehall Court, Algonquin, 60102; sold...
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Recent Home and Property Sales Arlington Heights Buffalo Grove Des Plaines Long Grove Mount Prospect Prospect Heights Rolling Meadows Wheeling
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. $430,000; 2815 N. Dryden Place, Arlington Heights, 60004; Sold on June 15, 2011, by Home Stretch Homes Inc. to Brian Murnane and Beth Murnane. $405,000; 322 S. Derbyshire Lane, Arlington...
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Recent Home and Property Sales Barrington Hoffman Estates Lake Barrington Palatine
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. $626,500; 1209 Lake Shore Drive N, Barrington, 60010; Sold on June 17, 2011, by John Innocentini to Justin B. Shein and Erica A. Shein. $345,000; 1010 Division St, Barrington, 60010;...
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Recent Home and Property Sales Bartlett Elk Grove Village Hanover Park Hoffman Estates Roselle Schaumburg Streamwood
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. $450,000; 699 Braintree Lane, Bartlett, 60103; Sold on June 16, 2011, by Michael M. Favia to Jeffrey Przybylo and Lauren Morgan. $330,000; 441 Kingfisher Road, Bartlett, 60103; Sold...
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Recent Home and Property Sales Batavia Elburn Geneva Montgomery North Aurora St. Charles Sugar Grove
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. $639,000; 708 Alberosky Way, Batavia, 60510; sold June 23, by Michael S. Scherer to Bradley J. Fiegel and Lindsay M. Fiegel. $625,000; 2808 Hapner Way, Batavia, 60510; sold June 21,...
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Right Place, Right Time
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com North Aurora police officer Michael Quinn said Monday his lifesaving actions at a May vehicle crash were merely a case of "being in the right place at the right time." But both his bosses and...
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Sanzenbacher Catches Passes, Lots of Attention
Byline: Bob LeGere relegere@dailyherald.com BOURBONNAIS -- It was difficult to not notice undrafted rookie wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher during the Bears' muggy Monday night practice, their first with pads. The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder from Ohio...
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Show Support for Peaceful Norway
Show support for peaceful Norway It is heartbreaking to me now that eight short months ago my family and I walked the beautiful streets of Oslo, Norway. My daughter was studying in Copenhagen, Denmark, and we took side trips to Stockholm and Oslo....
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Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Quinn adviser fined $500: A senior adviser to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has been fined $500 for sending a political email from a state telephone. The Executive Ethics Commission released a ruling on Jerry Stermer on Monday. Quinn's office says Stermer...
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Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Blago sentencing date set: A federal judge set Oct. 6 as the sentencing date for Rod Blagojevich, giving the impeached governor a bit more clarity about when he could begin serving time for his multiple corruption convictions. The defense intends...
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Six Counties in 60 Seconds Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Blago sentencing date set: A federal judge set Oct. 6 as the sentencing date for Rod Blagojevich, giving the impeached governor a bit more clarity about when he could begin serving time for his multiple corruption convictions. The defense intends...
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Special Parks Meeting:
Special parks meeting: The Batavia park board meets to discuss its community engagement project at 6 p.m. today at the Batavia Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson St. The project includes meetings with residents to discuss the future of parks and programming,...
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Sports in 60 Seconds
Majerus has heart procedure: Saint Louis is set to hold the first in a series of open practices without coach Rick Majerus, who had a stent inserted into his heart recently. Team spokesman Brian Kunderman said Majerus would not be at the first...
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Stern Not Encouraged after Latest NBA Labor Talks
Byline: Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK David Stern returned to the bargaining table Monday and said "nothing" gave him reason for encouragement. And for that, the NBA commissioner pointed the blame in one place. "I don't feel...
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Strangers Rallying to Find Dog
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com She doesn't know it yet, but Queenie might be the most sought after dog in town. Nearly a dozen strangers who have never even met the Queensland Heeler Red have launched an aggressive search...
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Strangers Rallying to Find Oregan Man's Dog
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com She doesn't know it yet, but Queenie might be the most sought after dog in town. Nearly a dozen strangers who have never even met the Queensland Heeler Red have launched an aggressive search...
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Suburban Reps Play Key Roles in Debt Ceiling Storm
Byline: Kerry Lester Politics and Projects Writer klester@dailyherald.com With hours to go before a potential government default, members of Republican leadership Monday, including Congressman Peter Roskam of Wheaton, were walking the marble halls...
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Suburbs Mark National Night Out
Today ? is National Night Out, the original Take Back the Night event that has changed over the years for many communities to be an outdoor festivals that encourage residents and their local police to mingle. Arlington Heights: 5:30-8:30 p.m. at...
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The Blotter
Des Plaines * Kevin A. Crane, 20, of the 6100 block of North Legett, Chicago, was arrested around 7:50 p.m. July 23 on the 1900 block of Birch Street and charged with traffic violations and city ordinances possession of marijuana and fireworks....
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The Briefs
Networking help is offered Aug. 9 St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Algonquin offers the Employment Networking Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Ministry Center, 111 S. Hubbard St. It is a free session for networking opportunities...
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The Greening of NASA?
Byline: Marcia Dunn Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's upcoming mission to Jupiter can't get much greener than this: a solar-powered, windmill-shaped spacecraft. The robotic explorer Juno is set to become the most distant probe ever...
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They're Taking a Break
Byline: Chris Talbott Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill is suffering from vocal problems and exhaustion, forcing the band on Monday to cancel its U.S. tour. The cancellation comes three days after Followill...
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Three-Day Planner
Today * The Fox Valley Repertory Performing Arts Academy, ages 6 to 11, will perform the musical "Annie" at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday, and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdayon the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Admission...
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Too Many Pubs in Town?
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Rich Simpson's plan to bring a new business to downtown St. Charles would be welcome in a down economy in most instances. But aldermen tired of the frequent need for police intervention at downtown taverns...
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Touring Grill Ready to Sizzle in Suburbs
Byline: Submitted by Johnsonville Sausage The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill -- the world's largest touring grill -- will be rolling into town Saturday, Aug. 13,at Mariano's Fresh Market's Northwest Highway store in Arlington Heights and Sunday, Aug....
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Transactions
Transactions MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Suspended Cleveland RHP Carlos Carrasco six games and fined him an undisclosed amount for throwing at Kansas City DH Billy Butler during Friday's game. MLB American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Optioned LHP...
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Try Your Hand at Tie-Dying Shirts
Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for the whole family, including park and library programs, family-friendly performances, and holiday events. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Squirt Bottle Tie-Dye T-shirts: 2-3:30...
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U-46 Parents Question Hiring of Administrator
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@dailyherald.com About a dozen parents and community members lambasted the Elgin Area District U-46 school board over the recent hiring of a former Chicago Public School administrator tasked with overcoming the district's...
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Unwise to Send Kids to Kane Youth Center
Unwise to send kids to Kane youth center Judge Stan Austin and Judge Robert Anderson have opposed the closing of the DuPage Youth Center and moving of the youth to St. Charles. What is not included in your article is information from a recent report...
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W. Chicago Football Parents versus DuPage Fair Officials
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com DuPage County Fair officials say they fear they were taken for a ride by a group of West Chicago High School football parents who promised players would handle parking lot duties but did not supply...
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Wheaton Council Will Most Likely Hike Ambulance Fees
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com A ride to the hospital will soon cost Wheaton residents a little bit more. although officials hope it's the insurance companies that pay the tab. Under a proposal considered by the Wheaton City Council...
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White Sox Box Score
White Sox box score Yankees 3, White Sox 2 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gardner lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .278 Granderson cf 4 2 2 1 0 0 .272 Teixeira 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0...
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Why We like Fireflies and How We Can Help Them
Byline: Valerie Blaine Forest Preserve District of Kane County It's tough to name an insect that is universally loved, but there is one that is near and dear to everyone's heart: the firefly. My July 4 column on fireflies drew dozens of comments...
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Wolves Tab MacTavish as New Head Coach
Byline: Jayna Johns jjohns@dailyherald.com The Chicago Wolves have announced that former NHL player and coach Craig MacTavish will be taking over as the team's new head coach, making him the eighth head coach in the franchise's history. "We are...
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Wood Dale Rallies to Find Lost Dog
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com She doesn't know it yet, but Queenie might be the most sought after dog in town. Nearly a dozen strangers who have never even met the Queensland Heeler Red have launched an aggressive search...
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World & Nation in 60 Seconds the World the Nation
Israel to change talks stance: JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister agreed to negotiate the borders of a Palestinian state based on the cease-fire line that marks off the West Bank, a TV station reported Monday.Up to now, Benjamin Netanyahu has...
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Your News Arlington Bank Nominee Chosen for Scholarship
Byline: Submitted by Peoples' Bank of Arlington Heights DeLaney Harter, a senior at Walnut School for the Arts, has been chosen as the 2011 statewide Community Bankers Association of Illinois scholarship winner. The scholarship was awarded to...
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