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 October 12, 2006

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16 and Oh Offering Opinions on Whether Bears Can Run the Table
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer They say it is impossible. The Bears have marched to a 5-0 record early in this NFL season, and dominant victories over Seattle and Buffalo have prompted debates of a 16-0 regular season. As everyone...
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1 Killed, 6 Injured in Crash Aurora Collision Takes Life of 80-Year-Old Woman
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Jennifer White will never forget her trip to work Wednesday afternoon. She was following a pickup truck west on Butterfield Road near Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora when the truck collided with a...
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After 38 Years Coaching Thunder, Bean Ready to Find a New Seat
Byline: Darryl Mellema For 38 years the door to the coach's office at Wheaton College has opened to the same man's desk. And that door that led to Joe Bean's office has more often than not been open. But that will change at the end of this...
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Algonquin Gets State Help for Bridge
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer About two years ago Algonquin trustees discussed adding a couple of pedestrian bridges in Towne Park. The state promised to chip in $60,000, but when its budget crisis hit, that promise of cash...
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All of Her World Was the Stage for This Director
Byline: Kerry Lester Daily Herald Correspondent Sally A. Moomey ~ 1939-2006 For Sally A. Moomey (nee Purviance), there was no business like show business. A talented and beloved theater director, she spent all of her life on the stage - both...
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Appliances Stolen from Teardowns in Naperville
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Burglars appear to be targeting Naperville teardowns for their expensive appliances. Naperville police issued a bulletin Wednesday asking for the public's assistance in cracking several residential...
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Artist Profiles Hint at How 'Beauty Rises' from Chaos
Byline: Ted Cox Not all TV has to be bold or stirring or hilariously funny. Sometimes it's calm and quiet and humble, in the midst of the prime-time hubbub. That's the deal with "Beauty Rises: Four Lives in the Arts," a new hourlong WTTW Channel...
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Attorney's Vision Helped Build Successful Law Firm
Byline: Melanie Rogers Medill News Service Business profile Name: Sanchez, Daniels and Hoffman LLP Business: Civil practice law firm Location: 333 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 500, Chicago 2005 revenue: $10 million Employees: 64 Web...
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A Vision of the Future Space Camp, Painting, Kite Flying All Part of Naperville's Celebration of Youth
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer Gary Karafiat says his crystal ball isn't working. But if Naperville's spokesman had to predict the future, here's what he'd say: The city will adapt to new technology, transportation and housing...
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Bad Pants, Fashion Tips All Part of a Day on the Campaign Trail Idealistic Dreamers, Political Schemers Aim to Send Suburban Democrat to Washington
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer First of a two-part series following the candidates in the 6th Congressional District on the campaign trail. Today: Tammy Duckworth. Friday: Peter Roskam. The headquarters of the Democratic candidate...
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Batavia Teen Needs Our Support in Cancer Battle Again
Byline: Sammi King It's back. Two simple words that are difficult for a doctor to say, heartbreaking for a mother to hear, and frightening for a patient to live with. When Ashley Souba was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in sixth...
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Benson Admits He's Having Tough Time Finding a Rhythm
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer At his current pace, Bears backup running back Cedric Benson will exceed last season's 67 carries by the eighth game. But he still doesn't feel like he's found a rhythm, and he doesn't think he will...
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Bettye LaVette 'Great Lady of Soul' Enjoys Her Breakthrough Years
Byline: P. S. Colbert Daily Herald Correspondent Do yourself a favor: visit the YouTube Internet site and put the name "Bettye LaVette" into its search engine. Among the video treasures available for free viewing are several clips from July's...
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Beverly June Hapke of Des Plaines
Beverly June Hapke of Des Plaines The funeral service for Beverly June Hapke, 79, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines Chapel, 2099 Miner St., Des Plaines. Interment will be in Randhill Cemetery. Visitation...
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Big Ben Punches in Wallace's Bulls Debut a Winning One
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Playing for the first time in a Bulls uniform, Ben Wallace gave his new team everything it expected. Wallace grabbed 9 rebounds in 20 minutes of action Wednesday night at the United Center. That's...
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Big Finish Helps Prospect to Repeat in East
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Nine events into Wednesday's meet between Prospect and visiting Buffalo Grove's girls swimming teams, the meet was dead even at 70- 70. It was at that point the Prospect Knights knew the meet was...
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Big Plans on Tap for Town Eyesore Libertyville Corner May Get Upscale Grocery Store
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer A vacant eyesore along Milwaukee Avenue on Libertyville's southern entry will be renovated, bringing a long-sought grocery store to the village. To be known as Fresh Foods, the upscale market is...
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Board Hopefuls Weigh in on Sprawl
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer What would the suburbs be without single-family subdivisions and cul-de-sacs? A lot more accessible. At least that is what Steven Kirn believes. The Barrington Democrat is challenging incumbent...
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Board to Get Teen Input on Village's 50th Anniversary
Byline: Nadia Malik Teenagers from Buffalo Grove and Stevenson high schools will be at the next Buffalo Grove village board meeting for the annual Civics Forum. This year, on Oct. 23, the group will give input on the village's 50th anniversary...
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Brother, Dad Honored for Saving Toddler
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer Two-year-old Christopher Myren had a lifejacket for the pool but talked his parents into letting him take it off one day in late July at a friend's pool party. More than two months after he nearly...
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Cancer Survivor Keeps Going Energizer Ad Features Palatine Marathoner
Byline: Sara Faiwell Daily Herald Staff Writer It's easy to compare Palatine mom Jennifer McDevitt to the fluffy pink Energizer Bunny. After being diagnosed in 2003 with a malignant brain tumor, she kept on going. And going and going. In fact,...
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Candidate Stroger Distances Himself from Dad's Friend
Byline: Joseph Ryan Daily Herald Staff Writer Cook County Board presidential candidate Todd Stroger was distancing himself from yet another of his father's confidants Wednesday as indictments came out against political insider Tony Rezko. Rezko,...
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Cards Deal Kids a Better Hand in Life Anti-Drug Groups Using Games to Educate Youth
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer There's a batch of playing cards making the rounds in Geneva that gives new meaning to the phrase "Aces high." The Geneva Coalition For Youth has landed a grant to buy 500 decks of cards. Each...
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Carpentersville Woman Admits to Driving Drunk in Fatal Crash
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer A Carpentersville woman faces 14 years in prison and possible deportation to her native Poland after admitting she was driving drunk when she caused a 2005 crash that killed an Algonquin woman. ...
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Chenille Sisters Enrobe Fans in Warm Memories
Byline: Cheryl Chojnacki Daily Herald Correspondent Some of Grace Morand's favorite memories from 21 years of performing have come from her smallest fans. In her role as one-third of the Chenille Sisters, Morand dons a dinosaur head for some...
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Dist. 15 Parents Fed Up with Talks Hundreds Mob Meeting, Call for Quick Settlement
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer For the second time in two weeks, hundreds of parents mobbed the Palatine Township Elementary District 15 school board meeting to express their animosity over the current teacher contract negotiations....
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Downtown Newsstand Closing at Year End
Byline: Harry Hitzeman The Newsstand in downtown Geneva, a fixture on State Street for decades, is closing. Joanne Buckley, owner since 1995, informed patrons through a letter placed on the front counter. "It was 11 years ago, April 1995,...
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DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Martin Avenue closing: A section of Martin Avenue in Naperville will be closed for about a week starting Monday between West Street and the entrance to the park district's Barn so crews can reconstruct the pavement. All driveways along Martin Avenue,...
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Eagles Open Playoffs with 15-Point Win
Byline: Daily Herald Reports The Kane County Eagles (11-2) opened the 2006 NAFL Playoffs with a 22-7 victory over the visiting Columbus (Ohio) Fire (7-4) last weekend. First-quarter action saw the Fire capitalize on an Eagle interception to march...
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Editorials
Let facts guide Foley probe in House The wretched Mark Foley is gone from the U.S. House, having resigned in disgrace for his inappropriate conduct toward pages. Yet his presence in Congress has never been more powerful, even if he has left the...
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E-Mails Didn't Get Bidder the Job
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer A Wisconsin developer that last week lost a multimillion-dollar hotel project in Des Plaines fired off e-mails to city officials, pushing for a deal and calling its own shots as early as a year ago....
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Firefighter Awarded Prestigious Scholarship
Byline: Sara Faiwell Last week, Hoffman Estates firefighter and Harper College fire prevention instructor Mario Tristan was awarded one of the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance's most prestigious scholarships: the 2006 Wayne Luecht Memorial Scholarship....
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Foley Scandal Draws Focus to 13th District Race
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Outspent and overshadowed by other races, Democrat Joseph Shannon was having a hard time getting publicity for his campaign against Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert. The congressional...
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Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Electronic voting discussion: Joan Krawitz of VoteTrustUSA will be the principle speaker at the Current American Issues program "Preserving Democracy in the Age of Electronic Voting: How You Can Make a Difference." The public forum will be presented...
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Getting Groomed for the Job Salon Gives Free Makeovers to Disabled Adults
Byline: Georgia Evdoxiadis Daily Herald Staff Writer The chic haircuts, glossy color and freshly manicured nails helped. But it was the smiles - huge, dimpled grins - that were the most attractive feature on the 21 disabled adults given free...
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Golfers at Buffalo Grove Sectional Show That They Can Go Very, Very Low
Byline: Craig Brueske Two errant tee shots. A couple of missed par putts. Two strokes - basically that's the only cushion you had if you were one of the 96 golfers competing in Tuesday's Buffalo Grove Class AA sectional boys golf tournament....
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Good Times Roll for MW
Byline: Scott J. Powers Daily Herald Correspondent Anna Paul almost forgot how bad the start of the season was for Maine West's girls volleyball team. When asked about the Warriors' early woes, Paul paused. The bad times were so long ago that...
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Grade School Gang Issue Addressed
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Suburban schools used to have to worry about gang members and wannabes starting in middle school. Now the battle to deter gang recruitment and drug selling on campus starts in elementary school. ...
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Grants to Help Hook Students on Science, Math
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Christine Bodden wasn't yet sold on a career in chemistry. But she said yes when her Harper College teachers urged her to partake in hands-on research, prompting her later to compete for - and get...
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Grayslake Central Tunes Up for Sectional
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The Grayslake Central girls tennis team's lack of depth prevented the Rams from making a run at the Fox Valley conference title. The Warren sectional Friday and Saturday could be another story. ...
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Green Wave Close in on 20th Win of Season
Byline: Daily Herald Report St. Edward's girls volleyball team closed in on another 20-win season Wednesday night with a 3-game win over Immaculate Conception. The Green Wave (19-9, 9-4) defeated the Knights 25-17, 21-25, 25-18 during Suburban...
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Harper Teachers Approve New Contract
Byline: Sara Faiwell Daily Herald Staff Writer Harper College's full-time faculty approved a new contract in an overwhelming vote on Wednesday. After a full day of voting, 164 teachers were in favor of the new deal and 27 voted against it, according...
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Harvesting Hope Diabetes Fundraiser Grows into Downtown Venue
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer A year ago, Mary Zellmer and her son, Jim, a diabetic, held a pumpkin fundraiser at the Mill Creek Golf Course to raise money for diabetes research. It was cold, windy and rainy and a lot of people...
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Hawks Feel like They're in Good Hands with Low
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer In today's NHL, the enforcer is going the way of wooden sticks and tie games. Many teams feel there no longer is a need for the heavyweight tough guy on the roster when speed and skill have become...
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Here's an Idea, Oprah Naperville Garbage Collector Ready for His Close-Up
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer First, Anthony Bruno pulled two men to safety from an overturned Jeep that was about to burst into flames. Now what does the Naperville man want to do? "I'd like to go on 'Oprah,' " he said. ...
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Highlanders Succumb to Broncos' Pressure in SCC
Byline: Matthew McClarey Daily Herald Correspondent The Montini Broncos started off both of their girls volleyball games flat Wednesday night but put the pressure on Driscoll late to win 25-21, 25-16 in Lombard. The Highlanders seized early leads...
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Historic Day for Elgin Veterans Council Approves Memorial's Design
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer As far as local veterans are concerned, Wednesday's Elgin city council meeting was historic. Council members approved the design for the city's first all- inclusive Veterans Memorial to be built...
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Hook Goes Undefeated in CCIW
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent A pair of Wheaton Warrenville South grads led the Wheaton College women's tennis team to its second consecutive College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin women's tennis championship last weekend....
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How They Say It Worked
Byline: Rob Olmstead and John Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writers If nothing else, the alleged multitasking was impressive. Federal investigators accuse Antoin Rezko and Stuart Levine of keeping nine different extortion and bribery schemes spinning...
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Hubble Debate Headed to Court? Lawyer's Claims Reignite Safety Concerns over Proposed Site
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer One group's "pristine" became another group's platform as Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200's Hubble Middle School debacle appeared destined for a courtroom Wednesday night. Lawyers played more...
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Indictment in Governor's Circle Fundraiser Accused of Extorting Millions
Byline: Eric Krol and John Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writers Four weeks before Gov. Rod Blagojevich stands for re-election, federal prosecutors Wednesday indicted his top campaign fundraiser in what they called a "pay-to-play scheme on steroids"...
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Internet Safety to Draw Big Crowd at Hill
Byline: Sara Hooker Daily Herald Staff Writer Sure, it seems like little Bobby is chatting with his teenage friend online. But how is a parent really to know who is on the other end of that Internet connection? More than 500 Hill Middle School...
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Judge Tightens Up Brawler's Probation Ruling Means a Curfew, More Visits from Probation Officers
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer While Christopher Leon was awaiting sentencing for breaking the curfew set by his involuntary manslaughter conviction he decided to open a MySpace account. The online diary of sorts that teens use to...
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Kids Can Climb, Ride and Kite at Free Festival
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent The Wheeling Park District's popular Fall Festival has historically drawn in hundreds of families with its array of free entertainment - from a petting zoo and hayrides, to square dancing and a...
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Kids Can Pick Up Health Tips at Expo
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley Daily Herald correspondent Are macaroni and cheese, pizza and hot dogs the staples of your child's diet? Then you may want to bring the family to KidsFest. KidsFest-Chicago 2006 is a free three-day event, coordinated...
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Knights Plan Bowling Party for Those with Special Needs
Byline: Ames Boykin About 100 people with special needs will get to bowl for free in Des Plaines. The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring an afternoon of bowling starting at 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at River Rand Bowl, 191 S. River Road. It's their event...
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Lake County Doing More Than Just Talking Green
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer The stoplight turns green, and the big diesel truck in the next lane belches an acrid cloud of exhaust as it lurches forward. No doubt you've grumbled as the filth seeps into your car and into...
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Lake County in 60 Seconds
Learn about assessments: Lake County's chief assessment office will host two public meetings to help homeowners understand how assessments are made, as well as their rights in the appeals process. The sessions are set for 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 7 p.m....
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Lake Park Production Will Get Kids Thinking
Byline: Kat Zeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake Park High School in Roselle is kicking off its theater season with a children's play that illuminates acceptance, tolerance, revenge and tragedy. "The message is so powerful. I figured that the...
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Late Bloomers End-of-Season Charges Put Fremd, Hersey in MSL Soccer Bowl
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent In mid-August, it would have been difficult to find a true believer in Fremd's chances to have a successful 2006 soccer season. The Vikings had lost their top three scorers, top defender and goalkeeper...
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Latitude with Attitude Confluence Hunters Flock to Special Suburban Spot, a Place Only a Geography Nut Could Love
Byline: Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Staff Writer When the Kerski family traveled from their home near Denver for a vacation in Chicago, each one chose a favorite destination to see on the trip. The two little girls couldn't wait to go to the...
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Long Grove OKs Smoking Restrictions
Byline: Nadia Malik Daily Herald Staff Writer Long Grove has joined a growing group of Lake County towns that has restricted smoking in public places. Tuesday's decision came with much debate from both sides of the issue. A smoking ban, which...
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Mount Prospect Officials Still Offering Development Ideas
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer Mount Prospect is a land of opportunity. Those who took part in this week's joint meeting between the village board and the planning and zoning commission to discuss updating the comprehensive plan...
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Mundelein High Knows Its Math School Board Officials Stick to Promises, Approve Second Balanced Spending Plan
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer With no fanfare or self-congratulatory back-patting, the Mundelein High School board on Tuesday approved the facility's second-consecutive balanced budget. The unanimous vote for the roughly $29...
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Murder Suspect Killed in Shootout Victim's Family Mourns Agent Who Lost His Life
Byline: Avian Carrasquillo Daily Herald Staff Writer Closure to Jennifer Wiedemann's murder came to her family with some grief as they learned a Mexican federal agent died trying to apprehend the suspect in their daughter's murder, who was also...
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Neither Side Budging in Battle Trustees Stand Pat on Illegal Immigration after Mayor's Ultimatum
Byline: Larissa Chinwah Daily Herald Staff Writer An ultimatum deadline looms for two Carpentersville trustees. But the question of whether the mayor has the authority to remove commissioners from appointments lingers. One municipal attorney...
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Neuqua Valley Moves One Victory Closer to Goal
Byline: Jason Watt Daily Herald Correspondent Neuqua Valley got one win closer to a goal it set before the girls volleyball season started as the Wildcats beat Hinsdale South in three games Wednesday night in Darien. Neuqua Valley beat the Hornets...
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New Grocery Store Set for Debut
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer Garden Fresh Market will open its new Mount Prospect location Wednesday. The grocery is taking over the space formerly occupied by Dominick's in Mount Prospect Plaza, at Rand and Central roads....
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New 'Morning Announcement Girl' Rises and Shines Schaumburg Native Ginger Jordan Tests Her Comedy Chops on Q101's Morning Show
Byline: Jeff Schwister Beep Contributing Writer Have you seen the Web site and billboards titled WhatsWrongInChicago.com? The answer can't be Mancow anymore, after Q101 parted ways with the shock jock earlier this year. Now, the station's hoping...
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No Bird Flu Yet, but Waterfowlers Stay Diligent
Byline: Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer The bird flu virus has not reared its ugly head in North America - yet. That's the official word from Ducks Unlimited in Memphis. Officials with both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ducks...
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Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Palatine house catches fire: There were no injuries caused by a house fire Tuesday night in Palatine. At 11:08 p.m., Palatine firefighters responded to a fire at 1504 N. Waterbury Circle and found a car on fire in the attached garage. Severe damage...
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Numbers Shrinking, but No Need to Be Blue about Postal Box
Byline: Burt Constable In this electronic age where bills are paid online, partygoers RSVP to e-vites and pervy congressmen solicit underage teens via instant messages, the old-fashioned blue mailbox on the corner doesn't get the business it once...
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Nut House Wheaton Jaycees Go Crazy with New Theme
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer The Wheaton Jaycees are going a little crazy with their haunted house this year. This year's rendition introduces visitors to the house as if they were patients at a mental hospital. From check-in...
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Officials Sit out Votes, Discussions at Meeting
Byline: Sheila Ahern At Monday's committee of the whole meeting, several Arlington Heights public officials decided not to vote or even talk about two issues - the chamber's request to bump up the hotel tax 1 percent and the vacating of a cul-de-sac...
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Pack Up the Family for Fall Bike Ride
Byline: Steve Zalusky Summer may be the ideal season for bicycle riding, but the fall offers its joys as well. You can experience them Saturday at Mount Prospect's Family Bike Ride, which begins at 9 a.m., the time for check-in and registration...
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Piniella Might Be Cubs' Top Choice
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Cubs general manager Jim Hendry spent much of Wednesday traveling to Arizona, where he will interview Pat Listach and Bob Brenly about the Cubs' vacant managerial job. Both men are considered longshots...
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Pre-Opening Party Showcases Hotel's World-Class Restaurants
Byline: Ruth Gesmer Silverman Daily Herald Correspondent Of the 560 guests at Saturday night's pre-opening party for Osteria di Tramonto and Gale's Coffee Bar at the new Westin North Shore Hotel in Wheeling, one small group looked slightly shell-...
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PREP Delivers Strong Performance
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent The early stages of the hockey season have been a struggle for the Palatine/Rolling Meadows/Elk Grove/Prospect team. But after starting off with a 1-4 record in the Chicago Metro Hockey League,...
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Pressure Mounts on Mall Developer Begs for Patience from Winfield Residents
Byline: Jack Komperda Daily Herald Staff Writer Tom Fletcher expected nuisances from the strip mall project going up down the road from his home near Winfield. But the troubles he faced this summer were more than he - or village officials, for...
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Projects in the Works to Keep Communication Flowing Both Ways
Byline: Jim Slusher More and more, the news business is a participation sport. Long gone are the days when newspaper barons or a small contingent of broadcasters not only set the agenda for what makes news, but also controlled the public's access...
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Quadruplets, Naturally Mom Gives Birth to 4, No Fertility Drugs
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Anissa Medrano may have been born to give birth to quadruplets. Multiple births are old hat in the 30-year-old Elgin woman's family, after all. Both of her grandmothers are twins. Her aunt...
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Recurring Nightmare Lombard Jaycees Resurrect Favorites
Byline: Michael Wamble Daily Herald Staff Writer What's scarier? A nightmare dead or one reborn? Neither will add to the value of a home. Unless it's the Lombard Jaycees haunted house, which is what nearly 60 volunteers are dying to construct....
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Rivalry Goes Rosary's Way
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer Regardless of records, the Aurora Central Catholic and Rosary girls volleyball teams never have problems getting excited to play one another. On Wednesday, however, the Royals were that much...
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Riverwalk Panel Gets Peek at Facelift Plan
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer Visitors won't notice huge changes when the Naperville Riverwalk gets its first facelift. Leaders say the city's landmark path will retain its original charm but be less crowded around the Dandelion...
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Selecting Genealogy Software Is Confusing
Byline: Jill Gross Daily Herald Correspondent The best computer software for family tree record keeping is simple, easy to use and, if possible, free. That is the advice of 69-year-old Glen Ellyn resident Weldon Johnson, who's been researching...
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Sheriff Candidates Look at Jail Operations
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Of all the Lake County police agencies charged with the responsibility of catching criminals, only the sheriff's office also has to deal with keeping them. The Lake County jail is an $18.2...
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Sheriff Steps Up Budget Battle
Byline: Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer Retiring Kane County Sheriff Ken Ramsey would like the county board to reinstate $1.6 million to his proposed 2007 budget. As part of the annual budget appeals process, sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Acosta...
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Small Motors Require Same Close Attention
Byline: Harry Swieca This fall, as usual, maintenance articles will address how to winterize your stern drive or inboard engines, but they rarely cover how to winterize your auxiliary or dingy outboard motor. Yes, I know, the easiest way is to...
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Steering Clear Jones Doesn't Care That He's Facing Former Team
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer What a perfect opportunity for the Bears' Thomas Jones to rub the Arizona Cardinals' noses in the fact that, after drafting him with the seventh overall pick in 2000, they traded him to Tampa Bay three...
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Strategic Hotels Looking to Europe for Its Next Move
Byline: Tanja Babich Medill News Service Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc., which burst onto the investment scene in 2004 with a rash of high-profile acquisitions, is holding off on further domestic purchases and looking instead to Europe to grow...
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Struif Strikes Three Times Lakes Snaps Skid by Getting Past Richmond-Burton
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Tyler Struif netted more goals in one game than he had all season. The Lakes senior midfielder-forward had only 2 before Wednesday afternoon, but when Struif achieved his hat trick, Lakes coach...
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Sugar Grove Library Seeks Lower Tax Hike
Byline: Leslie Hague Daily Herald Staff Writer After three unsuccessful attempts to pass a tax increase to run a new building, the Sugar Grove Library district is dialing down its approach this November and asking for funds to operate its current...
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Suspect Says Questioning Illegal
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer A Lake in the Hills man accused of repeatedly molesting two children younger than 13 will find out in two weeks whether incriminating statements he gave police and the U.S. Secret Service will be...
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Swashbuckling Show Steals Some 'Pirate' Fever
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" may have been this summer's runaway hit, but the Bartlett Park District's Family Theatre now offers swashbuckling pirates - in person. Their performance...
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Terrifying Transformation Reporter Undergoes Makeover to Get the Scoop on Spooks
Byline: Lee A. Litas Daily Herald Correspondent "The doom is clear, all hope renounce, ye lost, who enter here," wrote Dante Alighieri of the nine levels of Hell in his poetic masterpiece, "The Divine Comedy", more than 700 years ago. Those ominous...
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The Blotter
Mount Prospect - Antonio Machado, 40, 305 Fletcher Drive, Wheeling, was arrested around 3 p.m. Oct. 6 and charged with retail theft after a security agent at Kohl's, 1500 S. Elmhurst Road, saw him hide a shirt valued at $35 in his sweatshirt pocket...
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The Blotter
Arlington Heights - Karen S. Perkins, 46, 7500 Elmhurst Road, Lot 40, Des Plaines, was arrested around 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and charged with disorderly conduct after she told employees she had a bomb and asked them how to set it off at the Illinois...
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The Blotter
Antioch - Thieves stole an outboard motor between 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30 from a boat on a trailer in a driveway on the 42400 block of North Addison Lane, police said. Value was estimated at $1,500. Fox Lake - Richard R....
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These Bears Do Not Need 1985 Hype
Byline: Barry Rozner As sure as the gray will come up tomorrow, any time a Bears team gets off to a good start, there will be comparisons to the 1985 champs. It is equal parts inevitable and insane. But as TV crews shuttle in and out of town,...
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Thomas Says He Wasn't Nervous
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Bulls coach Scott Skiles felt rookie forward Tyrus Thomas was wide-eyed during Wednesday's shootaround at the United Center and nervous when it came time to play the preseason opener against Washington....
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