Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

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

Articles from November 26, 2006

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50 Years of Cheers Fox Lake/Korpans Christmas Parade Just Keeps on Growing
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Santa traded in his reindeer Saturday to ride in a motorized float during the 50th annual village of Fox Lake/Korpans Christmas Parade. About 80 local businesses and organizations paraded from...
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A Groovy Little Christmas Turn on, Tune in to 1950s, '60S Aluminum Trees at McHenry County Museum
Byline: Elizabeth Harmon Daily Herald Correspondent If you think Christmas gets a little over the top these days, take a look at what they were up to in the 1960s. "What were they thinking!" is what you'll be likely to think of an exhibit of...
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Airlines Need to Clean Up Their Acts - Literally
Byline: Gail Todd "When are the airlines going to clean up their act?" asked Nancy, my old flying partner, when we met in St. Louis recently for our monthly lunch. Nancy wasn't referring to the shortage of employees, lack of service or loss of...
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A Perfect Ending Tigers Complete Undefeated Season by Walloping Mt. Carmel in Title Game
Byline: David Oberhelman Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - Wheaton Warrenville South left no doubt it was Illinois' best football team of the 2006 season. What was shocking was the extent of the Tigers' prowess. In Saturday's Class 8A...
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Artist Paints Holiday Magic throughout the Suburbs
Byline: Kim Mikus Artist Dan Erman is attempting to bring back the mood of simpler, old-fashioned holiday traditions. At a time when shoppers push and shove to be first in line for bargain-buster sales and stress about all they have to get done...
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Ask & Learn
Byline: Joan Broz Question from: Keerthi Nunna, 12, of Naperville, Kennedy Junior High. Answer from: Thomas E. Eichhorst, editor of American Conchologist, Conchologists of America in New Mexico Question: Why do you hear sounds like the ocean...
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At Least the Fans Had Fun the Game Didn't Go Their Way, but Batavia Filled Stands with Bulldogs Backers
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - Sam Greco, her parents and two of their neighbors went 0-for-2 Saturday. Not only were they locked out of their car, they had to witness the Batavia football team lose to Normal,...
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Batavia Basketball Cruises While Football Team Honored
Byline: Henry Perez Daily Herald Correspondent Saturday night in Batavia, the Bulldogs boys basketball team won the decisive game of their own Ken Peddy Windmill Classic 69-38, and placed two players on the All-Tournament team including tournament...
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Batavia Finds Latest Pass-Catch Combo
Byline: Chris Walker and Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writers Last year it was Ben Braunsky to Jack Scalcucci. This year it was Alex Schroeder to Alex Warner. Now, after their showing in Saturday's Class 6A state championship, it appears...
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Bears' Fans Show Their Spirit Fans, Students Travel to Final to Cheer on Team
Byline: Jason King Daily Herald Staff Writer Saturday night was "Da other Bears" night to shine. Win or lose, the Lake Zurich High School football team made history Saturday in Champaign, playing against Chicago St. Rita for the 7A football championship....
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Bears to Test Mettle vs. One of AFC's Best
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Today is the Bears' final opportunity in the regular season to prove to themselves and to their detractors that they can compete with a quality opponent, since their final five foes all have losing records....
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Bewildered by Tipping in Asia
Byline: Jane Lasky Business Travel Report Extremely high humidity and excessive walking left me feeling parched during a recent summer tour in Shanghai. I stopped at a kiosk to buy a bottle of water. That part was easy, but when it came to tipping...
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Big Subsidy Number Shows Need for Honest Immigration Debate
Byline: Chris Bailey When next you are told that we don't need a discussion on illegal immigration in this country, try this number on for size. Fifty-eight percent. Of the more than 29,000 newly insured kids using Gov. Rod Blagojevich's taxpayer...
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Births
Condell Medical Center - Briana Andrea Lopez to Homero and Maria Carmen Lopez, Round Lake Beach. Sister of Omar, Cristian and Uriel. Grandparents: Cutberto Lopez and Socorro Vargas, Ixcamilpa de Guerrero, Pubela, Mexico; Fernando Segundo and Francisca...
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Bison Find Right Zone
Byline: Larry Weindruch Daily Herald Correspondent Buffalo Grove turned to a rarely used ally, the zone defense, to slow down Stevenson's express in the first quarter of the championship game of the Bison Classic boys basketball tournament Saturday....
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Bulldogs Can Smile about What They Accomplished
Byline: Christine Bolin CHAMPAIGN - Composure. How do you keep it after suffering a loss on the football field that is so painful? Batavia's players found a way to keep their heads up, eyes dry and, yes, and even flash a few smiles after the...
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Bulls Could Use Isiah's Help, Just Not His Services
Byline: Barry Rozner Someone should tell Isiah Thomas it's not going to happen. Someone should just give him the bad news now that he's never going to work for the Bulls. Not next year. Not ever. But he's trying, and you have to give him...
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Buy the Book Read Up on a Few Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Homeowner
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Homes Writer Have you picked out the books you will give homeowners on your list this holiday season? From attractive affordable paperbacks to expensive tomes, there are books out there for every budget. ...
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Capital Passes Cardinals By
Byline: Mike Koon Special to the Daily Herald COLUMBUS, Ohio - Capital's Rocky Pentello completed 24 of 39 passes for 399 yards and 5 touchdowns to lift No. 4 Capital to a 41-13 victory over North Central in the second round of the NCAA Division...
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Christmas Tree Farm Boasts 8,000 Trees and Growing
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins Daily Herald Staff Writer Kurt Straub has turned an empty piece of land into a holiday money maker. Straub, an Elgin resident, owns Honeybee Acres Christmas Tree Farm, where he's got upwards of 8,000 Christmas trees growing...
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Classic Effort Propels Buffalo Grove
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer The Bison turned in a classic in their own Bison Classic on Saturday afternoon. Buffalo Grove's girls basketball team, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class AA by the Associated Press, faced its first...
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Club Helps Genealogy Buffs Move Forward
Byline: Jill Gross If you find yourself at a dead end in your genealogy research, there is a group in Bloomingdale that can help. The Gen Club meets the fourth Thursday of most months at the Bloomingdale Public Library. "There are all these...
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Cold War Past Drives ECC Associate Dean
Byline: Emily Krone Daily Herald Staff Writer Irina Del Genio learned about the West the way many Russians of her generation learned about the world off limits to them. She listened to bootleg recordings of the Beatles and the Grateful Dead....
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Deng a Positive for Bulls
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer NEW YORK - In between Ben Wallace benchings and Scott Skiles' third-quarter ejection, the Bulls did play pretty well against the Knicks on Saturday. They jumped to a 22-point lead by halftime and...
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Depleted Secondary in for Stiff Test vs. Brady
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer The ability of Bears defensive backs coach Steve Wilks to match his personnel against a tough opponent's different alignments will be seriously tested this week. Starting nickel cornerback Ricky Manning...
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Driscoll Celebrates Six They'll Keep Class 4A Trophy Another Year
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Driscoll Catholic High School's football team isn't the fastest, the strongest or even the brawniest on the field. But it is the biggest in terms of heart, players and coaches say. The team captured...
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Editorials
No need for school board to rush boundary decision It's not difficult to believe those St. Charles school board members whose seats will be up for election next spring when they say they haven't given the upcoming vote much thought. For that...
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Editorials
Step up drug enforcement effort An effective strategy for addressing the threat of drug abuse is one that incorporates both treatment and enforcement. Once free of addiction, former drug abusers are prepared to start living productive lives....
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Elgin Holds off Rally by Storm
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent When Elgin took a 41-17 lead at the end of three quarters, it appeared as if the Maroons had done enough to seal victory over South Elgin in the seventh-place contest in the Geneva Invitational girls...
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Game Turns into Air Show on Both Sides
Byline: Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent Teams haven't had much success running the ball against Batavia this season. That's one of the main reasons why Normal Community attacked the Bulldogs via the pass in the first-half of Saturday's...
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Glenbard N. Gets It Done in Feutz Classic at Conant
Byline: Dan Kricke Daily Herald Correspondent Glenbard North went into the 2006 Feutz Wrestling Classic at Conant High School on a mission. By the end of Saturday's finals matches, they could safely say "mission accomplished." Glenbard North...
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Grab onto Planning Tools for Your Next Vacation
Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie Daily Herald Correspondent Social networking site Gusto.com,www.gusto.com, has sections for sharing travel information before you go, blogging while you're on your trip and making a scrapbook online with photos and content...
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Ground Covers Can Add Color to a Fading Landscape
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Ground covers have a reputation as boring plants. Useful, for sure, particularly as easy-care foliage for carpeting a large area of ground you'd rather not mow. But still boring. There's nothing boring, though, about the...
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Highland Bounces Back from Injured List to Guide WW South Offense
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - Mike Highland spent last Saturday undergoing throat surgery, wondering if he had played his last high school football game. A week later the Wheaton Warrenville South senior quarterback...
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Holy Family Volunteer Always Ready to Lead, Help Others
Byline: Mary Jekielek Insprucker Daily Herald Correspondent The holiday season is a busy time for everyone. Volunteers in particular face double duty taking care of their personal plans, as well as, filling in where needed. Dolores Siok is one such...
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Hospital Tries New Approaches as Does Aerial Photographer
Byline: Jerry Turnquist Making news a century ago were out-of-the-ordinary ideas for treating mental illness, as well as a new superintendent at what is now the Elgin Mental Health Center. Also making news was a rather unusual way to take a picture...
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Hull Guest of Honor for Wolves
Byline: Scott J. Powers Daily Herald Correspondent A Bobby Hull visit to a Chicago Wolves game is always sure to include a bit of the same mix - handshakes, autographs, a ceremonial puck drop, a standing ovation, and, of course, a few shots by the...
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Ideas for Way to Make Elgin Greener Topic for Discussion at Library Event
Byline: Mark Billings Could Elgin ever offer incentives to developers using green technology, establish a beefed-up tree ordinance or reduce congestion by creating a series of bike paths linking every part of the city? Those were just a few ideas...
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Inside & Out
Easier to remove than dark paint Wallpaper can be fun. If you don't believe that, you probably haven't run into Island Fusion by WallPops! First of all, it's repositionable and removable. That means you or your teens can put it on the wall,...
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Irish Offense Lacks Efficiency, Big Plays
Byline: Pete Sampson Daily Herald Correspondent LOS ANGELES - Southern California did plenty to stall Brady Quinn's already sputtering Heisman Trophy campaign, but the biggest reason the Notre Dame quarterback will be removed from the trophy talk...
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Irish Reality Check USC Leaves ND in 2nd Tier of BCS Hopefuls
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer LOS ANGELES - Despite Notre Dame's eight-game winning streak and its nearly flawless play on offense, many still identified a gap separating the Fighting Irish from the nation's elite. It's still...
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It's Time to Help Finish What He Started Director of Operations Oversees Closing of Geneva Landfill He Helped Open in 1982
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Correspondent Dale Hoekstra has seen the life of the Settler's Hill landfill come full circle. He was there to close the old Midway landfill and open Settler's Hill in 1982. And until two years ago, he worked...
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James Gratten Gilray
James Gratten Gilray A Mass of Christian Burial for James Gratten Gilray, 78, of Wadsworth, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Patrick's Church in Wadsworth. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. today, at the Salata Gurnee Funeral Home,...
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John W. "Jack" Doerr of Aurora
John W. "Jack" Doerr of Aurora Funeral services for John W. "Jack" Doerr, 65, will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 24021 W. Royal Worlington Drive (at Route 59), Naperville, then proceed to Our Lady of Mercy Church, 801...
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Kids Turn to Web Tutors Online Homework Help Is Only a Click Away
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer When Rachael Laing had a question about exponents on her mathematics homework, she tackled it the way any 21st-century eighth-grader might. She went to the computer. But where she went from there...
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Larkin Grad Earns Spot in Joffrey Ballet
Byline: Ruth Gesmer Silverman Daily Herald Correspondent Larkin High School graduate Aaron Rogers, who grew up in Elgin, danced from a 1997 role as a boy in the party scene of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago's "Nutcracker" to a place as a member of...
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Larkin Takes a Tumble
Byline: Stan Goff Daily Herald Correspondent Just how well did Hinsdale Central play in knocking off Larkin's boys basketball team on Saturday night to claim the 28th annual Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament title at Downers Grove South? Well,...
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Learning How to Manage Time Comes with Maturity
Byline: Rick Kambic Go to work. Get to class. Meet with friends. There's so much to do and so little time to do it. I've come to realize that learning how to manage my time may be the lesson I need to bone up on the most. Since I know I have...
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Liberty Students Make Pie Donation to Pantry
Byline: Kirstin Finneran Like many schools and organizations in the area, Liberty Elementary School in Carpentersville uses the Market Day program to raise money for the school while providing its families with easy- to-make frozen food. This...
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Loved Ones Won't Re-Gift or Return These Gadgets
Byline: Jacky Runice The last thing any adult needs is another chore, and traveling circa 2006 has become a chore of the highest order. Throw kids into that mix and you have a cruel stew. Travel-oriented gifts can be a relief for harried parents,...
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Mader, Huntley Claim Sycamore Crown
Byline: Brian Schaumburg Daily Herald Correspondent Corey Mader basically put his teammates on his back for the first half Saturday night. In the second half, his teammates got off and Huntley sprinted past Sycamore in a 62-44 victory in the...
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Making the Season Bright
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley Daily Herald Correspondent With temperatures around 50 degrees, it didn't feel much like Christmas, but it certainly looked like it when St. Charles' annual electric Christmas Parade lit up Main Street. At 5:30 p.m.,...
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Mary C. Carlson of Batavia
Mary C. Carlson of Batavia The funeral Mass for Mary C. Carlson (nee Cahill), formerly of St. Charles, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Patrick's Downtown Church. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery on Fabyan Parkway. Visitation...
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Movers and Shakers
Byline: Norrine Twohey Daily Herald Staff Writer The Delnor Men's Foundation honored Craig Falkenthal, former general manager of Woodfield Lexus in Schaumburg and currently general manager of Mercedes Benz of St. Charles, both part of the Resnick...
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MSL Holds Own at Moore
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent In control during two days of wrestling, Neuqua Valley held off the hard-charging trio of St. Rita, Grant and Plainfield Central to capture its fourth consecutive team title at the prestigious Moore-...
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Muhitch Finally Gets the Ring He Wanted
Byline: Kevin Schmit CHAMPAIGN - Ron Muhitch already owned a fist full of title rings. He still felt like a first-timer Saturday night. As Wheaton Warrenville South claimed the program's fifth state football championship with a 44-21 win over...
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'My Number's Finally Up' Elgin Family Plots Course for Day- To-Day Living as Dad Prepares to Answer Call to Duty in Afghanistan
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins Daily Herald Staff Writer Ernest "Chip" Gross wanted nothing more than to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and two children. But Uncle Sam called. Gross, 50, of Elgin, left for Springfield on Nov. 18 to begin training...
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Names for New School Already Popping Up
Byline: Jeanne Holzkamp What's in a name? What is a name? What will be the name f the new elementary school? A search is on for a name for Hampshire's soon-to-be elementary school out on Big Timber Road. The name for the school will be selected...
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New ROPE Officer Bound for near West Neighborhood
Byline: Lenore Adkins I, like other residents in Elgin's near-west neighborhood, was concerned we wouldn't get a new ROPE officer after our former officer, Jesus "Jesse" Padron, was fired after a year in the program. But thankfully, the city...
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No Excuses for LZ, and No Lack of Heart
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw CHAMPAIGN - Lake Zurich football fans spent the last two weeks talking about a lung. They'll spend the rest of their lives talking about the heart of their team. Much to the delight of the Lake Zurich faithful,...
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Notre Dame Offense Fails to Finish
Byline: Pete Sampson Daily Herald Correspondent LOS ANGELES - Southern California did plenty to stall Brady Quinn's already sputtering Heisman Trophy campaign. But the biggest reason why the Notre Dame quarterback will be removed from the trophy...
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Pats Surprise Grossman? No Way
Byline: Tom Thayer Q. Considering this week's opponent is New England and coach Bill Belichick, will Bears quarterback Rex Grossman be faced with some schemes he hasn't seen yet? A. No, I don't think he'll see anything he hasn't seen before,...
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Perseverance Pays off in OT Randazzo, Begrowicz Come through as Maine West Tops Stevenson
Byline: Bill Esbrook Daily Herald Correspondent Anna Randazzo and the Maine West girls basketball team persevered in overtime Saturday afternoon in Des Plaines. Randazzo played all 36 minutes of a rough-and-tumble Tip-Off Classic game against...
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Prospect Holds on for Fifth; Last-Second Loss for Palatine
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent East Aurora guard Justin Tiner had Prospect on its knees. The Knights' collective prayers were answered, however, as the Tomcats' sharpshooter narrowly missed his seventh 3-pointer of the fourth...
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Readers Have Their Say
Wallace is a mistake Paxson will regret Why doesn't anyone ever criticize John Paxson? He made a very bad trade for Ben Wallace, who is either hurt, washed up or a product of a team and system that allowed him, with few skills, to excel. This...
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Red Devils Hand Neuqua Valley Its First Defeat
Byline: Daily Herald Reports The Neuqua Valley girls basketball team saw how well Hinsdale Central's interesting mix is coming together. With a freshman, sophomore, two juniors and a transfer senior in their starting lineup, the Red Devils pulled...
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Rockets Turn It Up in Time to Beat D-C
Byline: Brian Schaumburg Daily Herald Correspondent The Burlington Central boys basketball team knew it had to come out with more intensity in the second half Saturday. The Rockets did just that. They drove to the basket. They pressured more...
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Sacred Heart-Griffin Ends Marian's Dream
Byline: David Oberhelman Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - The outcome wasn't what Marian Central had hoped. But from where the Hurricanes came from, finishing as Class 5A runner-up put things in perspective. The only team playing for a...
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Sad End to Spectacular Season Batavia Fights Back but Can't Overcome 20-Point Deficit
Byline: John Lemon Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - Nothing seemed Normal for Batavia on Saturday in Champaign. Start with the Bulldogs playing for their first state title, throw in a spring-like 65-degree day on Nov. 25 - signs surely...
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Santa Rides in to Start Season and Nice Weather Means Big Crowds to Welcome Him
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Daily Herald Staff Writer The fire engine just doesn't sit well with Cheyenne Fischer- Zimmermann. Forget questions about the North Pole, reindeer and presents. What this 4-year-old Roselle girl wants to know is why Santa...
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Scanning for Sickness Argonne Biochip Development Could Permit a Quicker Diagnosis, Treatment
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer By observing a muddy footprint at the scene of the crime, Sherlock Holmes took just minutes to deduce the suspect was 6 feet, 2 inches tall, walked with a limp and had recently visited India. Argonne...
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Schaumburg Earns 2 More Wins at Boylan
Byline: Bill Swick Daily Herald Sports Writer A productive week ended on a high note for the Saxons. Schaumburg finished strong at the Rockford Boylan Thanksgiving boys basketball tournament with a pair wins on Saturday. Saxons coach Bob Williams...
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Signs of the Season Abound around Elgin
Byline: Sue Moylan Signs all around Elgin point to the coming of the winter/holiday season: - Eight catalogs a day in the mail. - City crews erecting the ice-skating rink on Hemmens Plaza. - Service clubs signing up members to do good works...
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Sign Up for Wine 101 in Missouri Six Wineries Provide Education in Enology
Byline: Mike Michaelson When Miles and Jack, those two unlikely ex-college roommates, went on their wine-country romp to the Santa Ynez Valley in the popular award-winning 2004 film "Sideways," they fermented huge interest in touring-and-tasting...
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Sleep Well, Young Champion
Byline: Tom Kupfer Daily Herald Correspondent Athletes find motivation in many places. Wauconda's Rob Champion doesn't have to look very far. "The secret for me is knowing that if I get back home, and my brother finds out I lost, he'll beat...
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Smith's Early Return from Injury Lifts Illini
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer As soon as Jamar Smith saw Bruce Weber Saturday morning, the Peoria native started chirping in his coach's ear. "He said, 'Coach, you've got to let me play,' " Weber said. Smith didn't need...
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So Many Memories on Batavia's Big Day
Byline: John Lemon CHAMPAIGN - Tis' the season for giving, and what a gift the Batavia football team gave to its fans in the 2006 season. How about a 12-2 season, a school record for wins, the longest run in postseason history, a pair of classic...
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Some Small Talk Going around Town You Might like to Hear
Byline: Christine Byers and Adam Kovac When Elgin City Council members get together for informal discussions, it's hard for to keep track of all the smaller yet significant conversations. Such was the case Nov. 15 when council members gathered...
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'Soundly Beaten' Irish Can't Keep Up with USC
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer LOS ANGELES - Despite Notre Dame's eight-game winning streak and nearly flawless play on offense, many still identified a gap separating the Fighting Irish from the nation's elite. It's still...
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St. Charles Girl's Tasty Exhibit Wins First in National Contest
Byline: Dave Heun Imagine an entire exhibit hall wafting with the aroma of sugar. It would be enough to send a kid into orbit, and apparently it did just that to 10-year-old Julia Navin of St. Charles. The fifth-grader from Fox Ridge Elementary...
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Stewart Fitting in for Libertyville
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Fitting in as a newcomer isn't always easy. So for Libertyville sophomore Maka Stewart, a reserve role is just fine. Stewart was the first Wildcats player off the bench on Saturday and contributed...
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Sugar Bowl Shows Interest in Irish
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer LOS ANGELES - Before Saturday night, Sugar Bowl president-elect Ray Jeandron had not seen Notre Dame play in person. Despite a poor result against USC, Jeandron likely will get one more look...
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Sunny Wonderland Warm Weather in Winterville for Naperville Residents
Byline: Ann Piccininni Daily Herald Correspondent When Carol Klamecki of Villa Park heard about Winterville, a day-long, outdoor festival in Naperville, she figured the weather would determine whether her family would attend. The warm, mostly...
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'The Blue Voyage' Mediterranean Coast Flaunts a Treasure Trove of Scenery and Archaeological Sites
Byline: Sharon Huck Daily Herald Correspondent We're stretched out on blue divans lining the back of our Turkish gulet. The sails are down and the motor gently hums as we bob along the Turquoise Coast. On our right rises the rocky pine-covered...
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The Bridge Is Ready, but the Lights Aren't
Byline: Amy Mack Over the river and through the woods was a pretty easy trek for folks traveling through Carpentersville this Thanksgiving holiday thanks to that nice new Main Street bridge over the Fox River. As the rebuilt span continues to...
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The Wheelie Fall-Out: Surviving Caregiver Boot Camp
Byline: Heather Cunningham Earlier in the fall, my husband fell and hurt his knee. He did it after showing our children what the perfect riding wheelie looks like: a bike trick that landed him flat on the baseball diamond at Batavia's Memorial Park,...
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Tired of Leftover Turkey? Try These Meals
Byline: Reid Bramblett I grew up a fussy eater. I'm not kidding; I used to pick the seeds off my strawberries - but I more than make up for it these days. While I'm still partial to comfort food at home, on the road I'll try anything. No foreign...
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Title Bid Fizzles in Champaign, but Bulldogs Still Toast of This Town
Byline: Jeff Long All the way down to the final, waning seconds of Batavia's whirlwind football season, a state championship was still possible. That scenario was to be expected, of course, even as the odds against them grew. For a team which...
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Tough to Grin and Bear It Big Plays Sum Up St. Rita Victory
Byline: Joe Aguilar Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - Spelled on the eye-black patches worn by Darieon Hood were the words "GET U SUM." "Get you some - anything," St. Rita's electrifying senior explained. "Like with the DBs, 'Get you an...
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Tourney MVP Frazier Takes Award in Stride
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer With the cheers of Illinois fans ringing throughout the Sears Centre, public address announcer Ray Clay delivered the Chicago Invitational Challenge all-tournament team. When Clay introduced...
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Tours Offer Chance for Grandparents and Grandkids to Bond
Byline: George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents Grandtravel is offering an additional window of opportunity for grandparents to travel, learn and bond with their grandchildren, expanding summer travel dates to include the second-most-famous...
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Tragic End to a Hard Life Lived with Dedication to Family by a Good Mother
Byline: John Zimmerman Sometimes life is as hard as you make it. You lose your job because you are lazy or insubordinate. You take drugs or drink yourself drunk because it's the only thing that makes you feel good. You lose your family because...
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UIC Not Up to the Task vs. Jackson State
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer It's little consolation to Illinois-Chicago that Jackson State figures to be the class of the SWAC. And the Flames won't be grading Saturday's performance on a curve because Tigers shooting...
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Vikes Line Up Another Win
Byline: John Theriault Jr. Daily Herald Correspondent In the Bartlett Thanksgiving Tournament's final game, Fremd's boys basketball team pulled a carbon-copy performance of Friday night's win over Waukegan. The Vikings resorted to some solid...
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Visiting Sites Associated with the Life of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Byline: Madelyn Merwin Q. I am a student of Franklin D. Roosevelt and would like to know more about his homes, with the intent of visiting them. I have already been to the home at Hyde Park, N.Y., but need information on the others. I will be driving...
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Volunteers Keep Towns' Holiday Traditions Going
Byline: Jameel Naqvi Thanks to the efforts of local officials, two holiday traditions will continue this year. My colleagues Stefanie Dell'Aringa and Gerard Dziuba have written about how East Dundee and West Dundee officials have stepped in to...
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Wallace Benched as Bulls End Skid Bulls' Center, Skiles Apparently at Odds over Team's No-Headband Rule
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer NEW YORK - On the last game of a dismal road trip, the Bulls jumped on the New York Knicks early, led from start to finish and snapped their six-game losing streak with a 106-95 victory on Saturday....
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Warren Cruises to Crown
Byline: John Theriault Jr. Daily Herald Correspondent Warren's boys basketball team saved its best for one of its closest rivals in the Bartlett Thanksgiving Tournament. Fresh off two impressive games, the Blue Devils turned it up several notches,...
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W. Aurora Edges Glenbard E
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Glenbard East held a 3.5-point lead over West Aurora heading into the semifinal round of Saturday's Ed Ewoldt Invitational at Wheaton Warrenville South, and then earned a 7-5 edge in wrestlers advancing to the title...
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Week in Review
Your chance to catch up on news of the week. Gazebo spot chosen: Geneva leaders decided to erect a gazebo highlighting the Lincoln Highway at the southwest corner of routes 38 and 31. The city will pay 20 percent, or about $3,000, of the gazebo's...
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