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 8, 2009

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aeAladdinAE Takes Audiences on Magical Ride
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com If a magical genie were to grant the Neuqua Valley students one wish, it would be for you to come see their production of "Aladdin." Neuqua Valley High School theater students present "Aladdin" at...
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aeAn American problemAE
Byline: Karen Hawkins Associated Press U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday pledged federal support to fight a surge in youth violence in Chicago and other cities, calling the brutal beating death of...
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aeHope Is Very Much aliveAE for Reform
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@dailyherald.com State Sen. Michael Noland of Elgin on Wednesday night hosted a town-hall meeting on the status of ethics reform bills that lawmakers will discuss in Springfield. Appearing with Noland at Streamwood...
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aeThe Castle of OtrantoAE: First Folio Theatre Presents David RiceAEs World Premier
aeThe Castle of OtrantoAE: First Folio Theatre presents David RiceAEs world premiere adaptation of Horace WalpoleAEs novel about a cursed family at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays;...
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aeThe PuttAE Sends St. Viator Soaring
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@dailyherald.com This one should go down as "The Putt" in St. Viator girls golf history. Abby Dickey sank an uphill, breaking 30-foot putt on the 18th hole to give the Lions their first girls golf regional title on...
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Afghan War Now 8 Years Old, Obama Weighs New Options
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON u The Afghanistan war reached its once-unthinkable eighth anniversary Wednesday as President Barack Obama, seeking a revamped strategy for the increasingly unpopular conflict, focused more closely with his war...
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Amazon Cuts Kindle Price, Adds Global Version
Byline: Rachel Metz Associated Press CUPERTINO, Calif. u Amazon.com Inc. is cutting the price of its Kindle electronic-book reader yet again and launching an international version, in hopes of spurring more sales and keeping it ahead of a growing...
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And theyAEre Off
The village of AntiochAEs Fall Fest and Adventure Race are back this Saturday, Oct. 10. We asked Special Events Supervisor Shawn Roby to tell us everything you need to know about this event. Q. What makes this such a fabulous event? A. The combination...
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Antioch Soldier Says itAEs Good to Be Home
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com Even as the Obama administration and top military officials debate strategy on the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the stream of American soldiers entering and leaving the conflict continues....
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A Quick Learner Hawks See Nothing but Good Things in HjalmarssonAEs Future
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com By Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com Niklas Hjalmarsson opened a lot of eyes last spring when he worked his way into the top four on defense during the BlackhawksAE long playoff run as a rookie....
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A Rivalry with Meaning
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com Both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs. Each has been on the receiving end of some lopsided scores lately. And the main reward for a win this Friday is an escape from the basement...
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Arlington Heights Will Form Affordable Housing Task Force
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com Arlington Heights will establish a task force to develop potential funding sources for affordable housing in the village. The village board has approved a request from the Housing Commission that...
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Bang! Zoom! Right to the Moon
Byline: Seth Borenstein Associated Press WASHINGTON u NASA will throw a one-two punch at the big old moon Friday and the whole world will have ringside seats for the lunar dust-up. NASA will send a used-up spacecraft slamming into the moonAEs...
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Batavia Defends Regional Crown
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent Bogey was never in the equation for Tara Cullerton on the inward nine. As a result, the Batavia sophomore standout made history Wednesday at Naperbrook Golf Course in Plainfield. The BulldogsAE...
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Batavia Feels Fortunate to Tie N. Stars
Byline: Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent Batavia coach Mark Gianfrancesco wasnAEt surprised host St. Charles North scored a late goal to force a 1-1 tie Wednesday in the Tri-City Challenge. He was surprised they only scored once. The...
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Baxter Receives Vaccine Approval
Baxter receives vaccine approval DEERFIELD u Baxter International Inc. confirmed Wednesday that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Celvapan H1N1 pandemic vaccine using BaxterAEs Vero cell technology. Celvapan H1N1 is...
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BearsAE Defense Still Not Satisfied
Byline: Bob LeGere RLegere@dailyherald.com The BearsAE defense will spend a good portion of its bye week resting, but not resting on its laurels. While the group has played fairly well so far u tied for 11th in points allowed, 14th in yards allowed...
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Big Palatine Delegation to Witness Canonization
Byline: James Kane jkane@dailyherald.com Jeanne Jugan, who will be canonized Sunday at the Vatican, wasnAEt shy about begging for her cause. Jugan provided care and housing to the needy elderly she took in off the street long before Social Security....
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Board Chiefgrilledherself ChairmanAEs Own Budget Questioned
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Given the inability of many Kane County departments to find another 4.5 percent to cut in their 2010 budget proposals so far, Chairman Karen McConnaughay might have expected a warmer welcome for her proposal...
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Charges after Girl Set on Fire
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com A 17-year-old from Aurora was being held on $3 million bond Wednesday after he was charged with spraying lighter fluid on his 3-year-old niece and then setting the girl on fire, authorities said. ...
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Chelios Takes a Test Drive with Wolves
Chris Chelios takes a big step toward joining the Chicago Wolves when he starts skating with the club Monday, according to a source close to Chelios. The 47-year-old Chelios has told friends he would like to play professional hockey until heAEs...
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College Achievers: Hanold Nears Another Record
In the movie, "It Happens Every Spring," Ray Milland is a scientist who invents a substance that repels wood. Naturally, he becomes a baseball pitcher. Does Claire Hanold possess a serum that wards off soccer balls? The former all-state goalkeeper...
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Cook Reform Bills Appear Headed to House Floor
Byline: Ted Cox tcox@dailyherald.com Two bills that would roll back the recent Cook County sales tax increase and make it easier for the Cook County Board? to override a veto will move on to consideration by the Illinois General Assembly after winning...
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County Hears Both Sides to Video Poker
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com Gambling opponents and backers of the stateAEs plan to use video gambling to fund new roads and infrastructure improvements squared off Wednesday before a McHenry County panel weighing whether to...
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Danada Fest Wants to Rock with You
Byline: Sara Hooker shooker@dailyherald.com Michael Jackson may have revolutionized the moonwalk, but the equestrian drill team at SundayAEs Danada Fall Festival plans to give audiences a real thriller. The eight-horse drill team u bedazzled...
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Degorski Would Adjust Psychologist Testifies Killer Would Be Unlikely to Commit Violent Act in Prison
Byline: Barbara Vitello Legal Affairs Writer bvitello@dailyherald.com -CLMN- James Degorski may have committed a violent act outside of jail, but that doesnAEt mean he will commit violent acts in prison, said a forensic and clinical psychologist...
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Dive Forcandy atCantignyAEsFall Fest
Byline: Bob Smith rsmith@dailyherald.com There are some things you simply must offer if youAEre going to hold a fall festival. Pumpkin painting for one. Scarecrow decorating for another. YouAEve gotta have face-painting, hayrides, entertainment,...
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Dodgers Outpitch Cardinals in Opener
Byline: Associated Press LOS ANGELES u Randy Wolf and the DodgersAE bullpen outpitched St. Louis ace Chris Carpenter, earning Los Angeles a 5-3 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday night in an NL division series playoff opener full of missed...
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Dugan to Face Those Who Survived
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com Brian Dugan forever silenced three of his victims. But those who survived his sexual violence will confront the triple murderer in the coming weeks when they tell a DuPage...
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DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Two finalists for judge post: Two finalists have been selected for consideration to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Judge Mark Dwyer in DuPage CountyAEs 18th Judicial Circuit. DuPageAEs circuit judges will select the appointee...
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Earnings Loom over Stocks
Byline: Sara Lepro and Tim Paradis Associated Press NEW YORK u After two big days, it was time for the stock market to take a break. Investors waiting for corporate earnings reports to start rolling in made only modest moves Wednesday after stocks...
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Earnings Still Show U.S. Consumer in Distress
Byline: Anne DAEinnocenzio Associated Press NEW YORK u People arenAEt just shopping more at Family Dollar. TheyAEre buying the lowest-priced stuff on its racks. Pizza Hut was left hungering for sales as consumers sought better fast-food bargains....
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Egg Shells Cracks into Lake Zurich
The owners of a new suburban restaurant say the economy did not spook their decision to open Egg Shells, a breakfast and lunch establishment. In fact, it was the weak economy that drove the friends to launch the small Lake Zurich eatery, at 596...
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Elletts, Tuminaro, Maisto Advance
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent Hampshire girls golf coach Sue Ellett grimaced at the posted scores, as if the numbers might somehow change. The numbers showed that Hampshire missed qualifying for sectional play by 2 shots. ...
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F Airy Tale Theater
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald correspondent The beloved fairy tales of your childhood will come to life on stage this weekend u with a twist u as Huntley High School students stage the musical "Into the Woods." The students have been working...
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Fence Post
Proof that concealed carry works I would just like to write a response to Jim PetersonAEs letter, which raises concerns about a person in a state that allows open carry of weapons by licensed law abiding gun owners. He was concerned because President...
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Fence Post
Kill ACORN, but what about others? ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nationAEs largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities....
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Fence Post
A nonpartisan resource for voters We now have two Democratic candidates for governor that are differentiated by their plans to raise our income taxes. IAEm not surprised by it and wonAEt be surprised if people actually vote for one of these guys....
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Fence Post
Selfless act about paying it forward I was shopping recently in a local Target store. As I was checking out, the cashier noticed my items and asked if I was having a party. I told her that I was a teacher and I was stocking up on some small prizes...
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Find out fianceeAEs Feelings before Impending Move
Q. My fiancee and I are planning to get married next year. Because she has a young son and shares custody with the father, she will need to stay in the D.C. area. I live and work on the West Coast and commute to D.C. two times a month, or sometimes...
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Football
Football FridayAEs games Upstate Eight Elgin at Waubonsie Valley. 7:30 p.m. St. Charles East at Bartlett, 7:30 p.m. Streamwood at Larkin, 7:30 p.m. Neuqua Valley at St. Charles North, 7:30 p.m. South Elgin at Lake Park, 7:30 p.m....
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For Bulls and Deng, Trip Revealed Plenty of Positives
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com Luol Deng was the center of attention during the BullsAE three-day stay in London and rightfully so. The city became his familyAEs adopted hometown in 1993 and Deng almost single-handedly turned Great...
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Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
ECCAEs Spartan Drive to close: Spartan Drive, the primary access road to Elgin Community College, will close to traffic Oct. 12 until roughly Dec. 1 from McLean Boulevard to Renner Drive. The 3,000-foot section of roadway on the east side of the...
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Generation Gap
Byline: Chip Cutter Associated Press NEW YORK u The Great Recession has turned into the best of times for young investor Daniel Lee. Early this year, the 30-year-old salesman in Scottsdale, Ariz., shelved expensive meals and vacation plans and...
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Geneva Tops Saints to Net Tri-Cities Trophy
Byline: Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent The Geneva boys soccer squad concluded a successful run against Tri-Cities teams, edging St. Charles East 2-1 in WednesdayAEs Tri-City Challenge at St. Charles North. The Vikings beat St. Charles...
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Get Involved
You can make a difference and help benefit the community where you live and work. The Volunteer Center has hundreds of opportunities; listed here is a sampling. Call the center at (847) 228-1320 or visit volunteerinfo.net. The code at the end of each...
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Group to Help Injured Players Ready for Kickoff
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com An organization inspired by Rob Komosa and the community outpouring of support after his devastating injury in football practice a decade ago will have a suburban kickoff next month. The Gridiron...
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Hawks Lose Eager, Bolland for First Test against Detroit
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com This is not the way the Blackhawks wanted to play the Red Wings for the first time this season u without Dave Bolland and Ben Eager. The Hawks might also be without winger Troy Brouwer tonight at Joe...
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Help with Pothole Season Insurance Firm Donates in Aurora
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com With the seasonAEs first freeze expected this weekend, Aurora got a head start filling potholes Wednesday with help from an unlikely friend. The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. paid a total...
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How U-46deficit Got So Deep
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com You could have heard a pin drop in the Elgin Area School District U-46 board room Monday night after Chief Financial Officer Ron Ally projected a $53.5 million hole in the budget come June. Less than...
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How U-46 Deficit Got So Deep
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com You could have heard a pin drop in the Elgin Area School District U-46 board room Monday night after Chief Financial Officer Ron Ally projected a $53.5 million hole in the budget come June. Less than...
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Illinois Death Penalty Takes Time
Byline: John Patterson Sr. State Government Editor jpatterson@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u If suburban juries send James Degorski and Brian Dugan to death row, itAEs likely to take more than a dozen years before the two men run out of appeals and...
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JeterAEs Home Run Just the Spark Yankees Need
Byline: Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK u Derek Jeter got a big hit, just as he did in Octobers past at the famed ballpark across the street. CC Sabathia joined in the postseason fun. Even Alex Rodriguez broke out of his playoff rut. ...
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Knox a Special Part of BearsAE Good Start
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@dailyherald.com Although there remains some debate as to whether Johnny Knox dropped the football just before or just after crossing the goal line on his 102-yard kickoff-return TD Sunday, he was nevertheless named the...
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Kochevar Still Not Satisfied
Byline: Orrin Schwarz oschwarz@dailyherald.com The only person seemingly not patting Brooke Kochevar on the back Wednesday afternoon was Brooke Kochevar. All the Glenbard West sophomore did was win the Class AA St. Francis regional at Prairie...
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Lake County in 60 Seconds
Districts get an A+: Several local school districts are among the 58 in Illinois honored with the School Search 2009 Bright A+ award for academic excellence. School Search bases its study on the 2008 school report cards. High school winners are:...
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LakesAE Horan Fires 78 to Finish 2nd in Regional
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com Survival is the key word when it comes to regional golf. And thatAEs what several area girls did Wednesday during the Class AA Prairie Ridge regional at Prairie Isle u survive. Most of the advancing...
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Layoffs, Cuts donAEt Surprise Department
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com The loss of 69 positions and $2.2 million from the DuPage County Health DepartmentAEs budget isnAEt as dire as it sounds. Director Maureen McHugh said the staff and funding cuts were the culmination...
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Layoffs, Cuts donAEt Surprise Health Department
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com The loss of 69 positions and $2.2 million from the DuPage County Health DepartmentAEs budget isnAEt as dire as it sounds. Director Maureen McHugh said the staff and funding cuts were the culmination...
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Legion Offers First Friday Fish Fry
Geneva American Legion Post 75: The Fox River-Geneva American Legion Post 75 will offer a First Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 22 S. Second St., Geneva. On the first Friday of every month, a variety of seafood and chicken entrees,...
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Library Program Looks at Name Patterns in History
News about club meetings and events for people who share hobbies. Deadline is two weeks before event date. QuhatAEs in a Nayme?: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa. Discuss historical and cultural...
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Life, 10 Years Later
His blurry memories of Oct. 6, 1999, include getting dressed for another routine day of high school and hitching a ride in his buddyAEs car, but Rob Komosa recalls nothing of the after-school football practice injury that ended his football career,...
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Make a Wish
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com If a magical genie were to grant the Neuqua Valley students one wish, it would be for you to come see their production of "Aladdin." Neuqua Valley High School theater students present "Aladdin" at...
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Meditations on a Late-Night starAEs Blockbuster Story
Sometimes, you can understand what makes the news news only if you take a very Zenlike approach to it. Case in point: David LettermanAEs sex life. I have to tell you this is not a subject IAEve ever devoted much thought to in the past, and itAEs...
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MillerAEs 71 Still Fun
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Shooting a 71 is a stellar golf round for many u but for Stevenson freshman Stephanie Milller, it wasnAEt up to par. Miller fired a 1-under par en route to capturing medalist honors Wednesday afternoon...
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Moreforestlandto Buy
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@dailyherald.com Just a month after agreeing to purchase nearly $9 million worth of land in three separate deals, Lake County Forest Preserve District officials again are preparing to write some hefty checks. This...
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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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Naperville Central, Naperville North Advance to Sectional
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent Bogey was never in the equation for Tara Cullerton on the inward nine. As a result, the Batavia sophomore standout made history Wednesday at Naperbrook Golf Course in Plainfield. The BulldogsAE...
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Naperville Store Carrying on Campaign
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Friends of Steph Lesiecki are carrying on the fundraising efforts for breast cancer research the Naperville woman started before the disease took her own life. KregerAEs Central Foods will be giving...
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Neighbor Sports Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com
Tryouts and clinics for community sports groups, plus sporting events and tournaments, skate competitions, public appearances by sports stars in the area, autograph signings, sports conventions, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Hoop...
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Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Attempted murder charge: A Wheeling teenager faces felony charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery, aggravated battery with a weapon and aggravated unlawful restraint, according to a grand jury indictment. Bertin Bahena, 17,...
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Olympic Gold Medals for Narcissism
In the Niagara of words spoken and written about the ObamasAE trip to Copenhagen, too few have been devoted to the words they spoke there. Their separate speeches to the International Olympic Committee were so dreadful that they might be symptomatic...
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Our Challenge: DonAEt Wait for a Law
You donAEt need a rule to know right from wrong. Sometimes you just know, and you do whatAEs right. ItAEs a message we have all either delivered as parents or received as kids. We offer those same words to candidates gearing up for FebruaryAEs primary....
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Peck-4182319
Esther S. Peck-Blair of Batavia Funeral services for Esther S. Peck-Blair, 89, will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Interment will be in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. Visitation will...
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Pharmacist Cured What Ailed Elburn
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com A man who helped many an Elburn resident through many an illness for the last half of the 20th century has died. Pharmacist Almer T. Gliddon, 92, of Sugar Grove, died Saturday. A visitation...
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Poll: Many Parents Oppose Flu Vaccine
Byline: Mike Stone Associated Press ATLANTA u As the first wave of swine flu vaccine crosses the country, more than a third of parents donAEt want their kids vaccinated, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Some parents say they are concerned...
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Poor Dave: Politicians Offer Letterman Prayers, Pity
Byline: Frazier Moore Associated Press NEW YORK u Some of the politicians zinged by David Letterman over the years for their indiscretions are offering pity and advice for the scandalized talk show host. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says...
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Positive-Lee Brilliant Debut
Byline: Associated Press PHILADELPHIA u One strike away from a shutout, Cliff Lee stepped off the mound, took a deep breath and allowed himself to enjoy the moment. Quite a debut for a postseason rookie. Lee dominated the Colorado Rockies,...
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Saints Win Regional by 18 Shots
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com Survival is the key word when it comes to regional golf. And thatAEs what several area girls did Wednesday during the Class AA Prairie Ridge regional at Prairie Isle u survive. Most of the advancing...
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Scoring
Scoring Player (school) TD PAT1 PAT2 FG TP Whitelaw (HC) 11 0 0 0 66 Cervantes (AT) 9 0 1 0 56 DeBernardis (Y) 9 0 1 0 56 Claver (DGN) 9 0...
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Sectional Trip for Coyne, Schneider, Anderberg
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com Survival is the key word when it comes to regional golf. And thatAEs what several area girls did Wednesday during the Class AA Prairie Ridge regional at Prairie Isle u survive. Most of the advancing...
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Seniors Keep Viator Rolling
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent Kevin Cavers and Billy Hamilton had a hand in two of the goals scored by St. Viator Wednesday afternoon to help the Lions (16-3-0, 6-0-0) ready themselves for the stretch run after its 3-1 East Suburban...
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Six Counties in 60 Seconds
No protesters within 8 feet: By a 27-to-11 vote, the Chicago City Council approved special buffer zones around health care facilities to keep abortion protesters away. Planned Parenthood of Illinois praised the vote and said thereAEs been a recent...
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Spartans Advance; Vikes 4th
Byline: Orrin Schwarz oschwarz@dailyherald.com The only person seemingly not patting Brooke Kochevar on the back Wednesday afternoon was Brooke Kochevar. All the Glenbard West sophomore did was win the Class AA St. Francis regional at Prairie...
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Special Meetings on Superintendent Continue
Byline: Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 school board members are no closer to silencing rumors about Superintendent Richard DruryAEs possible removal than they were before a marathon meeting on Wednesday...
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Special Playground for Special-Needs Kids
Byline: Jameel Naqvi jnaqvi@dailyherald.com Navigating the social obstacle course that is the grade school playground is difficult enough as it is. For special-needs children, recess is even more of a challenge u and more important to their social...
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Sports in 60 Seconds
Former pitcher Powell dies: A sheriffAEs official in Georgia says former major-league pitcher Brian Powell has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 35. Capt. Liz Crowley of the Decatur County SheriffAEs Office says Powell died Monday...
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Stuffed Full of Fun St. CharlesAE Scarecrow Festival Is Mix of Old, New
Byline: Emily Jurlina Daily Herald correspondent Downtown St. Charles hasnAEt seen a cornfield in quite some time, but that wonAEt stop hundreds of scarecrows from popping up this weekend during the 24th annual Scarecrow Festival. This yearAEs...
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Stuffed Full of Fun St. CharlesAE Scarecrow Festival Mix of Old and New
Byline: Emily Jurlina Daily Herald correspondent Downtown St. Charles hasnAEt seen a cornfield in quite some time, but that wonAEt stop hundreds of scarecrows from popping up this weekend during the 24th annual Scarecrow Festival. This yearAEs...
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St. Viator Likes the Bikes
Byline: Aaron Gabriel agabriel@dailyherald.com One key component of training in the sport of swimming is finding variety. While thereAEs no substitute for getting the proper amount of swimming in the pool, coaches are constantly on the lookout...
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Suburban Businesses Apparently Have Few Flu Worries
It could be weAEre so busy planning for the recovery, we just havenAEt gotten around to wondering what might happen if, say, a chunk of the staff went down with the flu. Or it could be that few entrepreneurs are worried that the flu u regular or...
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The 24th Annual Scarecrow Festival Will Be 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. Friday, Oct. 9 And
The 24th annual Scarecrow Festival will be 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in downtown St. Charles. Free parking shuttle from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from...
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The Blotter
Arlington Heights * A woman scammed the McDonaldAEs restaurant, 1920 N. Arlington Heights Road, out of $17 at the drive-through window around 3:25 p.m. Oct. 2. She gave the clerk $50; the clerk gave her the correct change of $47, but she claimed...
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They Wanna Rock with You
Byline: Sara Hooker shooker@dailyherald.com Michael Jackson may have revolutionized the moonwalk, but the equestrian drill team at SundayAEs Danada Fall Festival plans to give audiences a real thriller. The eight-horse drill team u bedazzled...
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Three-Day Planner
Today * The Mothers Club of Geneva will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Geneva Community Center on Western Avenue. Members and guests will be playing the game "Who Nu?" For more information, call Lucy Cave at (630) 402-0668, or visit...
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Tri-Cities in 60 Seconds
ECCAEs Spartan Drive to close: Spartan Drive, the primary access road to Elgin Community College, will close to traffic Oct. 12 until roughly Dec. 1 from McLean Boulevard to Renner Drive. The 3,000-foot section of roadway on the east side of the...
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Two Sides to Videopoker
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com Gambling opponents and backers of the stateAEs plan to use video gambling to fund new roads and infrastructure improvements squared off Wednesday before a McHenry County panel weighing whether to...
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Union Votes to Save Sun-Times, Suburban Papers
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com Union members tentatively approved contract concessions Wednesday with the goal of saving the Chicago Sun-Times, at least seven suburban dailies and dozens of weekly community...
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U.S. Olympic Turmoil Claims Interim CEO
Byline: Eddie Pells Associated Press Six months of shaky decisions and turmoil came to a head for the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday when its acting CEO said she would step down, bringing more chaos to an organization humiliated when ChicagoAEs...
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Vernon Hills inmoneystraitsSales Tax Incomedown Even Withshopping Centers
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com A confluence of revenue drops totaling more than $1 million could force Vernon HillsAE hand with possible layoffs in the future. As it nears the halfway point for the budget year, the village is...
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