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 May 14, 2009

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8th Annual Literacy Run in Memory of Jeanine
Byline: Christy Gutowski cgutowski@dailyherald.com The brown-eyed, dimpled girl died tragically 26 years ago, but a memorial fund her family created to help future generations read and write still flourishes. The 8th annual Jeanine Nicarico Run/Walk...
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aeBabyAE: Three Couples Face Impending Parenthood in This Musical at the Metropoli
aeBabyAE: Three couples face impending parenthood in this musical at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Show previews begin today, May 14, with the opening May 17. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m....
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aeNA 34AE remainAEs HenryAEs Hero
Duane Gigeous sees the similarities in the boys he raised. As he watched his 15-year-old freshman son, Henry, start his first varsity game for Jacobs High School on Wednesday at rival Dundee-Crown, memories of his late stepson, Nick Adenhart, were...
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A Familiar Story: The Titled Who Feel theyAEre Entitled
LONDON u There are titled people in Britain and then there are people who consider themselves entitled. The current scandal here is that the entitled are not the growing number receiving benefits from government, but the many members of Parliament...
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A Fishing Literature Classic Gets an Impressive Update
Even though I will spend an inordinate amount of time searching for smallmouth bass, I refuse to apologize for being what some would call a "trout bum." As the years have progressed, I have found myself increasingly taken by trout fishing with a...
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American Legion to Celebrate Poppy Days
Elgin American Legion: American Legion Post 57, 820 N. Liberty St. in Elgin, will be celebrating Poppy Days starting at noon Thursday, May 14, all day Friday, May 15, and until noon Saturday, May 16. The American Legion will be selling poppies on the...
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AreaAEs Biggest Loser Says heAEll Never Go Back to Fat
Byline: Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com After Gerald "Jerry" Hayes was voted off "The Biggest Loser," he left the ranch with the bitter memory of trainer Jillian Michaels calling him weak. The 64-year-old Wheaton resident eventually promised...
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Are You at Risk like Amy Was?
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com The first time it happened, Amy Rosen didnAEt want to believe it. Someone in Miami opened a credit card in her name and racked up thousands of dollars in charges. She didnAEt find out until...
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Attend Asbestos Information Sessions
Events that focus on physical and mental health, well-being and fitness, including runs, walks, exercise events, classes, health screenings, mental health screenings and support information, support groups starting up. Deadline is two weeks before...
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Attentiveteachergets theApple Elmhurst Woman Wins Golden Award
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com Teacher Jeanette Hachmeister jokes that she often lays out her lesson plans 10 years in advance. So although she didnAEt believe she would actually win a Golden Apple Award, her knack for...
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"Baby:" Three Couples Face Impending Parenthood in This Musical at the Metropoli
"Baby:" Three couples face impending parenthood in this musical at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Show previews begin today, May 14, with the opening May 17. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m....
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Barrington Edges Conant with Dramatic Finish
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@dailyherald.com The softball team that seems to somehow always get the job done did it again Wednesday in Hoffman Estates. Barrington was trailing Conant 4-2 in the top of the seventh inning and down to its last out...
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Bartlett Names Bral New AD
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com One down, three to go. Jeff Bral, who has been a teacher and coach at Bartlett High School since 1999, has been selected to replace Dan Kallenbach as the HawksAE new athletic director. The appointment,...
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Bartlett Names Bral New Athletic Director
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com One down, three to go. Jeff Bral, who has been a teacher and coach at Bartlett High School since 1999, has been selected to replace Dan Kallenbach as the HawksAE new athletic director. The appointment,...
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Be Responsible, Ask for Clarification on What You Did Wrong
Q. We stayed at my brother and sister-in-lawAEs home recently. My brother was very critical and also told me in a blunt way that I had butted into his conversations. It was very hurtful, as I take people the way they are and like to have fun. He was...
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Biggert Back from Afghanistan
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com After three days in Afghanistan as part of an all-female congressional delegation visiting the war zone, U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert said she remains concerned about the treatment of Afghani women. Biggert,...
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Boys Track Honor Roll
Marks in parentheses are 2009 manual state-qualifying standards for Class 1A, 2A and 3A, respectively. ** u 2008 Class AA state qualifier *u 2008 Class A state qualifier au hand-time converted to fully automated time (FAT) by adding .24 seconds...
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Bravo to Those Who Make Their Own Fun
Remember the old days when, with something as simple as a piece of chalk and an old bedsheet, you could invent any number of games and activities to keep you busy during the summer? West Dundee resident Jill Harris apparently does. Jill, who is...
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Brown, Lehman Power Carmel to Key Victory
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Carmel CatholicAEs girls soccer team needed a victory over St. Viator on Wednesday to earn a share of the East Suburban Catholic Conference championship. Kassidy Brown and Lauren Lehman made sure the Corsairs got...
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Business Owners Have Generally Positive Outlook
The scale is one to five, with one being awful and five being mostly positive. WhatAEs your businessAE outlook for the rest of the year? Readers of my Business OwnersAE Blog who responded to a "How WeAEre Doing" survey last week collectively posted...
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Cardamone Fights Higher Bond
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com Prosecutors are not easing up in their pursuit of a former Aurora gymnastics coach facing a retrial on charges he inappropriately touched seven of his students. A May 26...
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Casualties of a Different War Man Who Helped Treat Combat Stress among Those Killed
Byline: Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. u Navy Cmdr. Charles Springle made a career of treating soldiers for combat stress caused by frequent deployments to battle zones. He also tried to fight the stigma that can prevent those who need mental...
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CN Rail Traffic Prompts Protest at State Capitol
Byline: Nicole Milstead nmilstead@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u Suburban officials and residents came to the Capitol Wednesday to protest Canadian National Railway running trains on EJ&E tracks throughout the suburbs for the last two months....
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Continuing to Quietly Get Job Done
There was one man conspicuous by his absence during the BlackhawksAE postgame celebration Monday night. There were a lot of folks front and center, searching for camera lights after the HawksAE stirring series victory over Vancouver. Many accepted...
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Corsairs Lack Behind Tack
Byline: Joe Aguilar jaguilar@dailyherald.com Nazareth sophomore slugger Shannon Cawley deposited a Rachel Tack pitch on top of the portable batting cage beyond the left-field fence. If that long home run wasnAEt daunting enough for CarmelAEs...
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Craigslist aeeroticAE Ads Out
Byline: Joseph Ryan Politics and Projects Editor jryan@dailyherald.com After bad publicity from a Boston murder and a lawsuit from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Craigslist shut down its "erotic services" Web pages Wednesday and started monitoring...
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Crazy Times for Kane
Byline: Mike Spellman mspellman@dailyherald.com Patrick Kane admitted during the final few moments of Monday nightAEs 7-5 series clincher over Vancouver that he was in a bit of a fog. The haze didnAEt lift in the locker room afterward thanks...
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D-C to Induct 5 in Hall of Fame
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report The Dundee-Crown High School Athletic Hall of Fame voted in five new members Wednesday night. Howard Mitchell, Kelley Storm Larson, Jennifer Scarpelli Colby, Jim Rumsa, Kevin Tomasiewicz and David Silva will...
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Degree in Debt?
Byline: Alexis Leondis Bloomberg News Irena Cabrilo got a free lunch during her freshman year at the University of North Texas in exchange for signing up for a credit card from Bank of America Corp. Eight months later, she was carrying a $1,500...
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DierksAE Idea Promotes Pals, and Players, for Geneva
With high school coaches not just concerned with how their current teams are doing but also keeping an eye toward future success, youAEve got to give Geneva softball coach Greg Dierks credit for a great idea. Dierks said he has always had a good...
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Difference-Maker Quennevillestarted Early Andnever Stoppedgetting Messagesacross to Players
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com It was the most controversial part of a Blackhawks season becoming more special every day. On Oct. 16, after just four games, Denis Savard was fired as coach and replaced by Joel Quenneville. The decision...
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DuPage County in 60 Seconds
HermanAEs Hermits to play fest: HermanAEs Hermits is the latest act to sign on to play at Ribfest in Naperville this summer. The band will take the stage July 3 in Knoch Park as part of the annual festival sponsored by the Naperville Exchange Club....
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Edward Hospital Assisting More
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com Costs to cover under- or uninsured patients at Edward Hospital in Naperville increased by nearly 50 percent last year. Edward officials said they spent nearly $9 million in the fiscal year that ended...
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Elgin Bans Some Single-Serve Alcohol
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com Elgin leaders have reached a compromise they hope will result in less littering, public drunkenness and loitering at Festival Park and the downtown area. City council members voted Wednesday to...
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Elgin Even-Odd Parking: Yes, No
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com Elgin leaders on Wednesday extended odd-even parking bans for two neighborhoods but scrapped it for two others. "It isnAEt a one-size-fits-all solution," said RuthAnne Hall, city management analyst....
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Ex-Interrogator on Waterboarding: ItAEs Slow, Unreliable
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON u A former FBI interrogator who questioned al-Qaida prisoners testified Wednesday that the Bush administration falsely boasted of success from extreme techniques like waterboarding, when those methods were slow,...
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Facio Files Petition for Sentence Review
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com After a three-week extension, Angel Facio Wednesday filed a request for his sentence in the September 2007 rape of an 8-year-old Elgin girl to be reviewed. Judge Allen Anderson has 90 days to consider...
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Fence Post
Swine flu cartoon insensitive, insulting The local Hispanic community feels insulted by your editorial cartoon published on April 30. This cartoon reflects how insensitive people can be. The swine flu (H1N1) is really affecting Mexicans in Mexico....
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Fence Post
ItAEs all about a Dugan conviction IAEm writing about my concerns over the pretrial hearings on the Brian Dugan case in DuPage County Judge George BakalisAE courtroom. I learned through a Daily Herald article and subsequent editorial, "Transparency...
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Fence Post
Thanks from Fremont Library The Fremont Public Library Foundation held a fundraiser on April 24, and the response was overwhelming. Having started the process a year ago, a time when the economy was booming, no one on the committee could have...
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Fence Post
Established parties wonAEt do reform The time is now to call for a change that Illinois needs. However, it will not be through the current legislators, as the Daily Herald would like to see, as stated in its May 1 editorial. The quote given to...
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Former Business Exec Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud
Byline: Joseph Ryan jryan@dailyherald.com A man who was a top executive of a now-bankrupt Wheeling computer company pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from an alleged $17 million bank fraud scheme. Kevin M. Gore, 40, formerly of...
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Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Dist. 300 relay moved indoors: Unpredictable May weather has thrown a wrench into plans for the first Relay for Life that will involve all three high schools in Community Unit District 300. The cancer fundraiser is still slated to start at 6 p.m....
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From His Lens
Byline: Deborah Pankey dpankey@dailyherald.com Grant Hindsley does his math homework, writes papers for contemporary American history class and works weekends at the local Target u pretty typical suburban teen stuff. But this John Hersey High School...
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Frustrated White Sox Strike out against Lee, Indians
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com En route to yet another punchless loss Wednesday at Cleveland, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected for the first time this season. Building frustration resulted in GuillenAEs early exit, right?...
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Gymnasts Take Honors at Flip/Flop Meet
Gymnasts from The Gymnastics Factory in Grayslake took part in the Greater Illinois Junior Olympics Flip/Flop meet April 19. Brianna Fitzpatrick, Sydney Drewes, Carly Baun, Amanda Beyrer, Cecilia Cazares-Carothers, Liyana Ishamuddin and Amber Coalson...
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Hanover Park Trustee Behind on Tax Bill
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Hanover Park Trustee Toni Carter said she should be applauded, not criticized. Carter acknowledged sheAEd fallen behind on paying property taxes on her residence. She said she didnAEt have the money...
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History in the Making
Byline: Susan Dibble sdibble@dailyherald.com Area residents wanting to meet people who helped change the course of history have no farther to go this weekend than Naper SettlementAEs Civil War Days. As in the past, President Abraham Lincoln,...
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Gerald D. "Jerry" Holliday of Geneva A memorial service for Gerald D. "Jerry" Holliday, 89, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the First Congregational Church of Geneva, 321 Hamilton St., Geneva. Burial will be private. Born June 22, 1919,...
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Hoping for Fair Skies
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com Clear skies, low humidity and a gentle breeze would be perfect for graduates and their parents attending the outdoor ceremony at Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa. But if it rains on May...
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In Backyard Turf Battle, Robin Could Make Me a Jailbird
Squirrels and I have a long and colorful history punctuated in the past by attempts at violence and threats of legal action. Bunnies and I have been battling since our diametrically opposing views of Beatrix PotterAEs literary treatise on garden property...
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Indiana Officials Seeking Money for Superintendent
Byline: Tara Hettinger The (Jeffersonville) Evening News Tara.Hettinger@newsandtribune.com Greater Clark County Schools in southern Indiana appears to have landed the leader it wanted in Stephen Daeschner. School board members wonAEt yet name...
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Indiana Officials Seek Money for Daeschner
Byline: Tara Hettinger The (Jeffersonville) Evening News Tara.Hettinger@newsandtribune.com Greater Clark County Schools in southern Indiana appears to have landed the leader it wanted in Stephen Daeschner. School board members wonAEt yet name...
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Jacobs, BC Both Hurting
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent One of the main story lines for tonightAEs and FridayAEs local boys track conference meets isnAEt who will be there, but who wonAEt. Jacobs and Burlington Central, two of the areas most successful...
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Lake County in 60 Seconds
Administrators hired: Maine Township High School District 207 hired Mary Kalou as assistant superintendent for business. Kalou will start her new job on July 1, succeeding Pamela Schau, who is retiring. Kalou has served as assistant superintendent...
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Donald James Landsverk of Wadsworth Visitation for Donald James Landsverk, 76, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee, and from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, May...
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Latest Bankruptcy Case: Kirk Homes
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com Buyers of Kirk Homes in Hoffman Estates, Lakemoor, Woodstock and Bolingbrook were told Wednesday that they can still close on their new homes despite a Chapter 11 filing...
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Learn How You Can Become a Habitat Homeowner
Habitat for Humanity Northern Fox Valley is conducting an orientation meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at St. MonicaAEs Catholic Church, 90 N Kennedy Drive, Carpentersville. Anyone interested in learning about the eligibility requirements for Habitat...
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LeifelAEs Hit Lifts D-C by Jacobs
Byline: Matt Stacionis Daily Herald Correspondent Chris Leifel needed to redeem himself. The Dundee-Crown left fielder made a costly error in the top of the seventh, which led to Jacobs taking a 7-4 lead. Leifel more than made up for himself...
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Lilly, Cubs Outlast Rain, Padres
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com Some things are old hat. Others are brand new. Sometimes, itAEs tough to tell the difference. It was like that Wednesday night for the Cubs in a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres in a game...
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Local Chrysler Dealers Await Final Word
Byline: Kim Mikus kmikus@dailyherald.com Robert Perri, a sales manager at a St. Charles Chrysler dealership, is on "pins and needles" awaiting news Thursday that will decide the fate of his business. Like general managers from other suburban...
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Making Music Memorable
Byline: Emily Jurlina ejurlina@dailyherald.com The Elgin ChildrenAEs Chorus invites its audience to truly feel the noise Sunday, May 17, during its "Music Always aeRound Me" performance to be held at Elgin Community College. The program will...
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Making Sure All Students Are Heard
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Sixth-grader Nicole Hubert has cochlear implants to overcome her deafness, yet still sometimes has trouble hearing her classmates. Friday, sheAEll make sure lawmakers have no trouble hearing her. ...
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Marks in Parentheses Are 2009 Manual State-Qualifying Standards for Class 1A, 2A
Marks in parentheses are 2009 manual state-qualifying standards for Class 1A, 2A and 3A, respectively. ** u 2008 Class AA state qualifier *u 2008 Class A state qualifier au hand-time converted to fully automated time (FAT) by adding .24 seconds...
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Metea Valley Shaping Up
The slab for the pool bleachers has been poured... The drain and concrete curb have been installed around the future eight-lane track... The softball and baseball dugouts are going up... Progress is rapid at the Eola Road construction site...
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MomAEs on a Mission to Celebrate Differences
Usually when strangers look at twins they see similarities, they draw comparisons. When outsiders see Rebecca ChristiansenAEs fraternal twins, Kyle and Ryan, they notice the differences. Ryan was born with Down syndrome. From their birth in 2004,...
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Mom Is on a Mission to Celebrate Differences
Usually when strangers look at twins they see similarities, they draw comparisons. When outsiders see Rebecca ChristiansenAEs fraternal twins, Kyle and Ryan, they notice the differences. Ryan was born with Down syndrome. From their birth in 2004,...
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Moore Leaves Libertyville Township on Her Own Terms
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com Even the last meeting as Libertyville Township supervisor includes some significant business for Betty-Ann Moore. An agreement to restore a township parcel on Atkinson Road continues a practice...
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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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Neuqua Valley Ends Saints Season
Byline: Gary Larsen Daily Herald Correspondent Neuqua Valley girls water polo coach Lenny DePasquale was satisfied with the offensive effort his squad put forth in WednesdayAEs 15-2 sectional quarterfinal win over St. Charles East. His defense...
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Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Railroad platform work begins: Metra and Union Pacific Railroad crews will pour concrete for the remaining sections of the center railroad platform in downtown Des Plaines starting Thursday. For the work to be done, roughly 10 parking spaces...
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Old Homestead Becomes New Park
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com More than six years ago, Fremont Township residents responding to a survey said they wanted open space and active recreation areas. "ThatAEs what this is," Supervisor Pete Tekampe told an admittedly...
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Palatine Officer Cleared in Crash
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com A Palatine police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in the May 2 crash involving his squad car and a pedestrian. According to the findings of the Arlington Heights Accident Reconstruction SpecialistAEs...
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Phone Companies Must Give Up Numbers Faster, FCC Says
Byline: Todd Shields Bloomberg Regulators cut to one day from four the time for telephone companies to fulfill requests by consumers seeking to switch their numbers to rival providers. The change, aimed at spurring competition in a market of...
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Plenty of Fun for Neuqua
Byline: Gary Larsen Daily Herald Correspondent Neuqua Valley girls water polo coach Lenny DePasquale was satisfied with the offensive effort his squad put forth in WednesdayAEs 15-3 sectional quarterfinal win over St. Charles East. His defense...
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Police: Man Dragged Cop into River
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com Pepper spray was apparently not enough to subdue a 54-year-old Elgin man intent on resisting arrest Tuesday evening by wading deep into the Fox River with the cop who tried to handcuff him, reports...
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Police Say Elgin Man Dragged Cop into River
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com Pepper spray was apparently not enough to subdue a 54-year-old Elgin man intent on resisting arrest Tuesday evening by wading deep into the Fox River with the cop who tried to handcuff him, reports...
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Pope Fiction
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald film critic dgire@dailyherald.com What a pretentious pile of populist pablum. "Angels & Demons," Ron HowardAEs frantic and superficial follow-up to his talky 2006 hit "The Da Vinci Code," races from one formula...
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Postcards Remind Us of Simpler Time
The first full week of May each year marks National Postcard Week (in the United States). The celebration began in 1984 as a way for sellers and collectors to promote the hobby of postcard collecting. Part of the 20th century appeal of postcards...
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Rachel Alexandra First Filly Favorite (8-5) since 1988
Byline: Associated Press BALTIMORE u Rachel Alexandra was made the early 8-5 favorite Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, the first filly accorded that status since 1988. She brings a five-race winning streak into SaturdayAEs 1 3/16-mile race...
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Ramirez Still Feeling Shoulder Pain
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com There are a few things Aramis Ramirez knows and a few others he doesnAEt know as he recovers from the dislocated left shoulder he suffered last weekend in Milwaukee. Ramirez says heAEs still in pain....
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Rep. Biggert Back from Afghanistan
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com After three days in Afghanistan as part of an all-female congressional delegation visiting the war zone, U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert said she remains concerned about the treatment of Afghani women. Biggert,...
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Retail Sales Dip Raises Worries about Recovery
Byline: Martin Crutsinger Associated Press WASHINGTON u Retail sales fell in April for a second straight month, dashing hopes that consumer spending was starting to revive and would help end the recession. Economists said families who are worried...
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Reversal of Policy
Byline: Jennifer Loven AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON u President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he would try to block the court-ordered release of photos showing U.S. troops abusing prisoners, abruptly reversing his position out of concern...
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Roadwork a Boon for Unemployed
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com With a single vote this week the Kane County Board wrote a check totaling $37.5 million that will buy it better transportation and about 1,300 jobs, if estimates prove true. The board locked in construction...
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Schaumburg Stops Palatine
Byline: Aaron Gabriel agabriel@dailyherald.com Schaumburg had seemingly taken control against Palatine in WednesdayAEs Barrington girls water polo sectional quarterfinals, with a 6-1 lead after the first half and a 10-4 lead after three quarters....
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Share Your Resourcesfor Genealogy Research
News about club meetings and events. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Genealogy Networking Group: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Share genealogy tips and resources. To register, call (847)...
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Sister: aeThey Just fitAE
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com A St. Charles woman was recovering Wednesday from injuries she suffered in a fiery crash this week that killed her husband of 29 years. The crash happened about 6:15 p.m. Monday as Barbara and...
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SiteAEs aeeroticAE Ads Out
Byline: Joseph Ryan Politics and Projects Editor jryan@dailyherald.com After bad publicity from a Boston murder and a lawsuit from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Craigslist shut down its "erotic services" Web pages Wednesday and started monitoring...
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Six Counties in 60 Seconds
BPA baby bottle ban: Chicago on Wednesday became the first U.S. city to adopt a ban on the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups containing the chemical BPA. The Chicago City Council approved the ban on a 48-0 vote. It is slated to take effect...
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Sports Festival Gets Kidsmoving
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com For two days this weekend, video games in Aurora will go unplayed as hundreds of students get outside to participate in athletic and skill competitions aimed at instilling teamwork and sportsmanship....
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Sports in 60 Seconds
ZimmermanAEs streak ends: Ryan ZimmermanAEs 30-game hitting streak ended Wednesday in WashingtonAEs 6-3 victory over the host San Francisco Giants. The NationalsAE rising star went 0-for-3 with 2 walks. "IAEm not relieved itAEs over, because...
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SPRINGFIELD U during the Course of Their Session at the Capitol, State Lawmakers
SPRINGFIELD u During the course of their session at the Capitol, state lawmakers have often targeted vehicles and motorists with new restrictions. HereAEs a look at five such proposals and how theyAEve fared. (To find out more, go to www.ilga.gov.)...
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Staying Home
Byline: Chris Kahn and Mark Williams Associated Press When gas prices hit $4 a gallon last summer, Joyce and Ricky Eagle of Warrenton, Va., simply padded their travel budget a little before tooling around the Midwest in their motor home. This...
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STC Lacrosse Stays Perfect in Conference
Byline: Daily Herald reports The St. Charles womenAEs lacrosse team will play for an historic conference championship and a perfect conference record tonight in the final game of the regular season at Harvest Hills Park against Naperville North....
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St. Francis Eats Up Win over Hilltoppers
Byline: Orrin Schwarz oschwarz@dailyherald.com Seeing improvement takes the sting out of losing, whether itAEs a game or the whole match. Even after St. Francis rallied for a 20-25, 25-21, 25-17 victory over Glenbard West Wednesday night in Glen...
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Stroger Owes for Unpaid Taxes
Byline: Joseph Ryan Politics and Projects Editor jryan@dailyherald.com With Cook County Board President Todd Stroger refusing to explain $11,668 in unpaid federal taxes, county commissioners began demanding he start talking Wednesday. "(Stroger)...
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Student Wants to Ensure Everyone Gets Heard
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Sixth-grader Nicole Hubert has cochlear implants to overcome her deafness, yet still sometimes has trouble hearing her classmates. Friday, sheAEll make sure lawmakers have no trouble hearing her. ...
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Suicide Summit Suggests Overhaul Needed
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Even the critics believed the initial St. Charles Unit District 303 summit on student suicide was a success Wednesday night, but the initial feedback from participants indicated they believe the same...
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Sunday Marks Eighth Run for Literacy in JeanineAEs Memory
Byline: Christy Gutowski cgutowski@dailyherald.com The brown-eyed, dimpled girl died tragically 26 years ago, but a memorial fund her family created to help future generations read and write still flourishes. The 8th annual Jeanine Nicarico Run/Walk...
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