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 September 22, 2002

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A Few Minutes with ... Bears WR Dez White
Editor's note: Dez White, who talks with the Daily Herald's Bob LeGere for today's Game Day report, appeared ready for a big season after training camp. But he caught just 1 pass for 4 yards last week and dropped two catchable balls, one that looked...
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Aguilar Delivers for Defending Champs
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent The tried and the tested delivered for Benet on Saturday morning against St. Viator. Ben Aguilar, who scored plenty of powerful and important goals last season to help the Redwings win a second-straight...
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Aitken Follows Own Advice to Take 4th at Eddington Depth Helps Batavia Place Third; Elburn's Mikowski Leads Benet
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent By his own admission, Wheaton Warrenville South's Mike Popejoy likes to run from the front. But the Tigers' junior also can be flexible, which is why he ran effectively in the lead group at...
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Always Room at the Inn PADS Offers Shelter to Homeless at Local Churches
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer The Bible doesn't mince words when it comes to a Christian's calling to help the poor. Matthew 25:34-35 says, "Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from...
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A near Miss for Sosa, but Cubs' Bullpen on Target
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer PITTSBURGH - Sammy Sosa had the distance. He just lacked the lift. Sosa came within a few inches of hitting career home run No. 499 in the seventh inning of the Cubs' 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh...
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Annual Bad Pants Open Raises Money for Good Cause
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta Daily Herald Staff Writer Six years ago, anyone driving down local highways might have noticed an eye-catching billboard. The boards featured a plaid pattern behind the words "Caution: Men in bad pants." The ads...
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A Real Dilly of a Win for Notre Dame Backup QB Comes Through
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. -Let's examine the tale of the tape again, just to make sure everyone realizes how unlikely Notre Dame's last- minute 21-17 triumph on Saturday happened to be. In Michigan...
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Bears Looking for Offense to Step It Up
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Last season, the Bears could afford to play conservatively on offense - feeling out their opponent, searching patiently for a soft spot - secure in the knowledge that however many points they scored,...
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Bears of Old Helped Mold Fontenot
For Jerry Fontenot, today's game against the Bears could give him a chance to say hi to some familiar faces. But he won't get to go to his favorite Chicago restaurant, Gibsons, because he isn't going to be in Chicago. Fontenot, 35, is the ex-Bears...
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Berry, Berry Interesting Exploring Wisconsin's Cranberry Highway
Byline: Jane Wingle Daily Herald Correspondent Rubies cascade into the bin. Tons of scarlet gems glisten in their water bath. Eventually these bright cranberries will find their way to holiday tables and into strands encircling Christmas trees....
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Best & Brightest
- Wesley M. Ward of Prairie View recently graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio Northern University, in Ada Oh. Ward was active in Phi Epsilon Kappa health, Phi Eta Sigma, men's soccer and tennis, and the Northern Review. -...
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BG, Zbikowski Continue Forward Progress
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Buffalo Grove still believes it hasn't hit its peak offensively. The Bison lost a couple of first-quarter fumbles in their own territory and had an interception Saturday afternoon at Schaumburg's...
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Botanical Conversion Waving Grasses Replace Clipped Yews - It's the New American Garden
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Staff Writer Drifts of gold, silver, russet, lavender and green and dynamite combinations of flowers and grasses could inspire you to plant a New American Garden. Even homeowners with limited acreage can...
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Bougainvillea Thrives in a Sunny Spot Indoors
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Tempted into buying a beautiful blooming bougainvillea vine in a pot last spring? What do you do with a tropical vine now that cold weather is on the way? After spending the summer outdoors on a deck or patio, a bougainvillea...
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Builder Excels by Exceeding Expectations
Byline: Jean Murphy Daily Herald Correspondent Building is truly a family affair at John Hall Homes of St. Charles. Begun more than 30 years ago by John Hall Sr., the custom building firm now employs Hall, as well as his three grown children,...
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Burning Ambition Fire Plans to Make Its Stay in Naperville Even Friendlier Next Year
The Chicago Fire is wrapping up its regular season schedule today in Naperville. It was in February - about a month before its first home game - that the Fire got the city's permission to move into North Central College's Cardinal Stadium while...
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Cadets Lose Tourney Crown in Shootout
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent Glenbard East's rapid rise over one season can be traced in part to a hard-working, skilled, deep roster. But coach Marco Parducci's club found out playing the role of Houdini works also as they...
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Campus, Irizzary Help Lead Larkin to Invitational Crown
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Larkin senior Beth Campus added another distinction to her list of high school tennis credits Saturday at the Royals' own invitational. Campus, the only returning state qualifier on any of the...
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C-G's Johnson Claims Charger Classic Crown
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Before looking at the scores from the 30th annual Dundee-Crown Charger Classic and blinking with amazement, keep one fact in mind. Bonnie Dundee Golf Club is par 69. Now look at the scores and...
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Chicago Joins in Excitement over Arlington's Breeders' Cup
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Arlington Heights and Chicago seem inextricably linked by horses. Two years ago, the suburb rode the city's back when "Ponies on Parade" caught the public's imagination one year after "Cows on Parade"...
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Child-Sized House Likely to Help Thousands of Kids Money Raised from Sale Goes to AIDS Research
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Northbrook-based Ferris Homes is known for building custom homes. On Saturday, employees of MTXE Contractor/Carpenters, the firm that builds custom homes for Ferris, built a two-story outdoor playhouse...
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CL South Moves to 4-0; Schremp Gets First Win at PR
Byline: Joe Aguilar Daily Herald Sports Writer Trent Steckel is Crystal Lake South football wrapped up in a 6- foot-2, 210-pound package. What the junior running back-linebacker does, his team does. He beats you offensively and defensively...
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CL South Spoils It for Rams Grayslake Loses Homecoming Game as Steckel Leads Gators to Come-from-Behind Victory
Byline: Joe Aguilar Daily Herald Sports Writer Trent Steckel is Crystal Lake South football wrapped up in a 6- foot-2, 210-pound package. What the junior running back-linebacker does, his team does. He beats you offensively and defensively...
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Cobrin and Co. Take Honors at Warren
Byline: Tom Kupfer Daily Herald Correspondent No stranger to the victory stand at invitational cross country meets this year, Micky Cobrin of Stevenson had some welcome company Saturday in Gurnee. The Patriots earned the team championship at...
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Colombo: You Have to See It to Believe It Only Game-Day Experience Can Prepare Rookies for What NFL Is Really Like
Marc Colombo has a quick speech prepared for the day he hears from former Boston College teammates planning to make the jump to the NFL. "You just have to experience it," said Colombo, the Bears' rookie offensive lineman. "I knew it was going...
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Combining Different Fall Bulbs Assures a Colorful Spring
Byline: Ellen Panozzo The Planter's Palette While fall is generally the time gardeners focus on putting the garden to bed, more energy should be channeled toward making next season's garden come alive. Fall offers the perfect time to set the...
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Consistent Benet Wins Dundee-Crown Invite
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Before looking at the scores from Saturday's Dundee-Crown Invitational and blinking with amazement keep one fact in mind. Bonnie Dundee Golf Club is par 69. Now look at the scores and ooh and...
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Disc Golf Players Enjoy the Fun and Attitude of Alternative Sport
Byline: Tony Gonzalez With disc names ranging from Cobra to Puma, and Apollo to Hookshot, the sport of disc golf welcomes an atmosphere unlike many modern sports. The rules of play parallel golf with 18 holes, but with a laid- back attitude...
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Dist. 211 Students Happy with New Phone Policy
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Daily Herald Staff Writer Palatine High School senior Stephanie Keating recalls the many nights she'd wander through the halls of her school, looking for a pay phone to call her mom for a ride home from pompom practice....
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District 158 Referendum Proponents Answer Questions about the Nov. 5 Vote
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer In the effort to pass a referendum in Unit District 158 on Nov. 5, those spearheading the referendum effort have compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions. This is an edited copy...
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Diversity Keeps CDW Growing Revenues Soar amid Industry Downturn
Byline: S. A. Mawhorr Daily Herald Business Writer CDW Computer Centers Inc. reported all-time high revenues of $1.06 billion for its most recent quarter and Chief Executive Officer John Edwardson expects to break that record in the upcoming third...
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Do Homework to Avoid Tipping Faux Paux
Byline: Jane Lasky Business Travel Report I was digesting perhaps the best meal I had ever eaten when the commotion began. Our host and the person I work for, a generous man by all accounts, was being berated by a Parisian waiter - in French,...
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Domich, Ramirez 2nd at Eddington
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent Dundee-Crown's Amanda Domich and Edgar Ramirez continued to make their mark on the area cross country scene Saturday. Domich, who won the Wauconda invitational a week ago, and Ramirez, who took...
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Downers Grove North, South Strike Back Edwards' 3 Touchdowns Spark Trojans to 35-21 Victory over Glenbard West
Byline: David Oberhelman Daily Herald Sports Writer Downers Grove North strikes again! Limited to basically a Friday mini-camp and Saturday walk- through by the School District 99 teachers strike, the Trojans nonetheless dominated West Suburban...
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Driscoll Dismantles ACC
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Driscoll remained undefeated with a 30-7 Suburban Catholic Conference victory over Aurora Central in Aurora on Saturday. It was an underclassman performance by the defending state champions with junior running back...
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Driscoll, Immaculate Conception Improve to 4-0
Byline: Dan Fapp Daily Herald Correspondent The top-rated Class 4A Driscoll Highlanders remained undefeated with a 30-7 Suburban Catholic Conference win over Aurora Central in Aurora Saturday. It was an underclassman performance by the defending...
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DuPage Collegians
Jeffrey Thompson of Warrenville received a bachelor's degree from Aurora University. Julia Kotecki of Glen Ellyn received a bachelor of arts degree, with majors in English and theater arts, from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Michelle...
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Editorials
Work needed to plug preparedness holes With Saddam Hussein once again front and center in the nation's consciousness, there may be no better time to reassess the nation's readiness in the event of biological terror attacks. Concerns about Hussein...
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E. Dundee, Others Step Up Campaign to Kill Mosquitoes
Byline: Elizabeth Harmon Daily Herald Correspondent Add East Dundee to the growing list of communities concerned about mosquito control. Although East Dundee has not had an abatement program in place, last week the village sent public works...
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Elgin Soccer Fields Erupt in Two Fights
Byline: Rhonda Sciarra Daily Herald Staff Writer More than 20 people joined in a Saturday night brawl at an Elgin soccer field and a second fight on another Elgin soccer field broke out minutes later, authorities said. The incidents were not...
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Even in Defeat, It's Clear This Green Wave Football Team Is Making a Lot of Progress
Byline: John Radtke Progress, some say, is oft times measured through adversity. St. Edward's football team is about to find out just how much progress it can make by battling through some misfortune. That St. Edward lost to Montini in Lombard...
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Evidence Shows Fox Valley Has Turned Downright Testy
Byline: Chris Bailey Despite the fact that nasty is fairly normal for anyone associated with the Opinion page, there are moments when phone calls, letters, e-mails and news stories absolutely scream at us. Well, not always at us. But certainly...
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Find National Scenic Byways in 39 States
Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie Daily Herald Correspondent Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation named 95 country roads and highways in 39 states National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads based on the unique vistas and one-of-a-kind...
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Firefighters Pitch in 32 Teams Battle It out to Benefit Burn Victims
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Daily Herald Staff Writer Area firefighters gave their best pitch last weekend to help burn victims. They played ball. On Saturday, 32 teams of firefighters competed in the ninth annual charity Firefighters Softball...
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Fleury Quickly Impacts Hawks
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Theo Fleury, the highly publicized free agent general manager Mike Smith says was born to be a Blackhawk, made his debut in Saturday night's preseason game against the Dallas Stars at the United ...
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Fox Valley Collegians
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, awarded the following students degrees at Aug. 10 commencement ceremonies: - Batavia: Nicole E. Banweg, bachelor of science in professional chemistry from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Jason M....
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Geneva First! Shopping Close to Home Helps Fill City Coffers
Byline: Beth Bales I hadn't realized how wedded I was to keeping my grocery sales tax dollars within the city of Geneva until the day I needed to pick up just one item. I ran an errand, and was headed to the traffic light to drive to Randall...
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Get Ready to Ride the Rails on Fox Valley Center Train
Byline: Kim Mikus Fox Valley Center now has bells and whistles. The latest attraction at the Aurora mall is a new train that takes children for a spin around the tracks. Parents often enjoy the new train as much as the little ones because...
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Group Helps Salve Horrible Wounds of Drug Addiction
Byline: John Zimmerman Basements can be incubators of goodness. In the bowels of buildings, faith percolates. Faith that lives torn asunder can be mended with love and attention. I saw that when I was an advocate for parents of disabled children...
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Guns in the Cockpit Have Some Up in Arms
Byline: Gail Todd A couple weeks ago the Senate voted overwhelmingly to let commercial pilots pack heat in the cockpit. The decision is causing some travelers to become hot under the collar. "Arming pilots?" said my old flying partner. "What...
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Halloween Art Big Draw at Festival
Byline: Gala Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer A black bogeyman in an orange landscape painted on an old fisherman's bucket. A Pilgrim couple and a turkey in warm browns and neutrals on a wooden ironing board and a witch's face on a window shutter...
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Hanrahan Zones in Swimming Win
Byline: Bill Esbrook Daily Herald Correspondent Seconds before her girls swimming race was to begin, Lisa Hanrahan was the picture of concentration. "I like to get in a zone," Hanrahan said of her pre-swim routine. "I just think about whether...
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Harper Rocks Rock Valley
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent Consider the Harper College football team back on track. Victories, such as the Hawks' 54-6 N4C pasting of visiting Rock Valley on Saturday at Barrington High School, tend to have that type of effect....
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Harvest Festival Celebrates Bounty of Our Land
Byline: Katherine Hamilton-Smith Have you been handed tomatoes lately? At this time of year, the transition from summer to autumn is marked by the passing of tomatoes. People bring them into work or take them around to neighbors. Yesterday, a...
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Helping Others Is Way of Life
Byline: Lyn J. Kearns Daily Herald Correspondent Gloria Lorenz has retired twice from a teaching career that spanned 33 years at Rolling Meadows High School, but she has not retired from her mission to help others. "Teaching is a caring profession,...
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Here's a Book to Get Pet Owners off on the Right Foot
Byline: Sandy Faut Editors note: Filling in this week for Sandy Faut is Buddy volunteer Kathy Farrell. Over the years, I have read many books about dogs, and this subject has always fascinated me. I have recently acquired and read an excellent...
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Hersey Stuns Mundelein for Title; Prospect Wins at Maine E
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent After losing to Schaumburg in pool play during Saturday's Hersey tournament, the host Huskies needed to win their final match just to get into the semifinals. Not only did the Huskies accomplish...
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Hinsdale Central, Lumpkin Star at New Trier
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent Hours before the conclusion of the New Trier Invitational, West Aurora coach Mark Brooks was as forthright as he was prescient in describing the storied tournament. "We've won two state championships,...
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How School Is Getting Extra Parking
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer The construction of a new wing at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School may have caused a few problems, like a short delay in teachers and administrators getting in to set up for the school year....
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How the Death Penalty Will Shape Governor's Race Ryan Would Resume Executions; Blagojevich Not Sure If He Would
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor Editor's note: This is the fourth in a weekly Sunday series of stories detailing where the governor candidates stand on the issues. SPRINGFIELD - If elected governor, Republican Jim...
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Huitink Makes Commitment to Illinois
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer Megan Huitink's future is in Champaign. Elk Grove's senior standout pitcher has selected the University of Illinois as her college softball destination. The two-time honorary captain of the Daily...
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Inside & Out
Field's Afar means fun decor touches When Marshall Field's has so much fun creating a flea market, can Field's Afar be far behind? The department store has gone eclectic boutique with this new department, named after a historic area years ago...
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Kirk and Rumsfeld Very Alike except in One Respect: Appetite for War
Byline: Jack Mabley Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld is testifying before the House Armed Services Committee. Rep. Mark Kirk, Republican from the 10th District in the North and Northwest suburbs, asks: "Mr. Secretary, we have been offered...
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LaCASA Hosts Talk on Sexual Behavior
Byline: AbScalf Daily Herald Staff Writer The Lake County Council Against Sexual Assault will host its second annual community conference titled "Children"s Sexual Behaviors: What We Need to Know." The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4...
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Lacking Illini Lose on Last-Second Field Goal
Byline: Mike Imrem Daily Herald Sports Columnist CHAMPAIGN - The Illinois players insisted they wouldn't look ahead to next week's game against Michigan. "All Illini eyes on the task at hand," declared a headline in Saturday morning's News-Gazette....
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Lake County High Schools Feel Growing Pains with Burgeoning Enrollment
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer It was only a matter of time. All of those kids who in years past went through newly constructed elementary schools in Lake County have grown up. And, with a few exceptions, six-day enrollment...
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Larkin 3rd at Maine East; PR Wins Glenbard West Title
Byline: Travis Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer One of Larkin's top goals coming into this volleyball season was to take home three pieces of hardware - one trophy or plaque for every regular-season tournament the Royals played in. So far...
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Let's Go
Byline: Kathy Rodeghier Near Bayfield has big apple weekend Now in its 41st year, the Bayfield Apple Festival in Bayfield, Wis., offers an apple-peeling contest, Big Top Chautauqua performances and arts and crafts. From Oct. 4-6 fairgoers...
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Looking for a Quiet Nevada Gaming Town
Byline: Madelyn Merwin Q. I like to spend a little time at the blackjack and poker tables, plus play the slot machines, too. In the past I've gone to Atlantic City, but this year I would like to go out West. I know Las Vegas has grown a lot during...
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MacPhail: Key Ingredients in Place for 2003
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer PITTSBURGH - Cubs president Andy MacPhail hopped a plane Saturday and joined the team at PNC Park. There was nothing urgent to the visit. It's just that MacPhail hasn't spent much time with the...
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Make Sure to Inspect Home before Closing
Byline: Mike Yeats & Mike Cromie In the sales contract, the sellers of your new home agreed to leave all the light fixtures, custom blinds, and refrigerator. When you walk in the home on moving day, to your surprise, all of those things are...
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Mall Offers Yoga Classes for Shoppers
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer If you're looking for a little relaxation, the mall may be the place to go. Randhurst Shopping Center is now offering yoga classes at the Mount Prospect mall. Hatha Yoga is taught at an office...
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Marmion Academy Cadets Receive Military Promotions
Thirty-five Marmion Academy cadets received military promotions and were honored with a sabre or sword, presented by their parents, at a ceremony held Sept. 6. Marmion's JROTC student leaders for the 2002-2003 school year are: Battalion headquarters...
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Marmion Holds No Mystery for IC Knights Shut out Cadets in SCC Play
Byline: Dennis Van Milligen Daily Herald Correspondent Immaculate Conception stayed perfect on the season, shutting out Marmion 27-0 at Plunkett Field in Elmhurst on Saturday night. Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Week Anthony Schreiber...
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Metal Detector? How about a Brain Scan
Byline: Mike Imrem Collecting thoughts and connecting dots a couple days after Royals coach Tom Gamboa was assaulted at Comiskey Park. - The most startling revelation was that the idiots exercising their idiocy were a 34-year-old father and...
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Montini Puts an End to St. Edward's Streak
Byline: Tim Cochrane Daily Herald Correspondent In a season that hadn't been all that joyous, there were plenty of reasons for Montini to celebrate Saturday afternoon in Lombard. But St. Edward didn't make it as easy as the final score might...
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More Power to 'Em: Warriors Win despite Adversity
Byline: T. J. Brown Daily Herald Correspondent Apparently, nothing could stop Deerfield from winning the Prospect Power 8 Invitational Saturday. Naperville North couldn't. And a myriad of other factors couldn't either. The Warriors had just...
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Movers and Shakers
Byline: Norrine Twohey Daily Herald Staff Writer LaSalle Bank has named Naperville resident Jose L. Santillan, 44, chief investment officer for its Wealth Management Group in Chicago. Santillan was previously a senior vice president for ABN AMRO...
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Mundelein Settles for Tie; Warren's Smanz Nets Four
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Mundelein was looking to play a complete mental game on Saturday morning. But the Mustangs let a 2-goal lead slip away and ended up with a 2-2 with host Wheeling in a nonconference match. "We're...
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National Merit Names Local Scholarship Semifinalists
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Daily Herald Staff Writer A host of Northwest suburban high school seniors have been named National Merit semifinalists and are in the running for millions in scholarships. The announcement came from the National...
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New Champion Captures Bragging Rights at Annual Chilifest Five-Time Winner from Schaumburg Yields 'Best Overall' Chili Title to Chicago Entry
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Even chili champions have to bow to competition occasionally. That was the case Saturday at Chilifest in Hanover Park when Village Tavern & Grill in Schaumburg tipped their chef's hat to...
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New School May Be Called Owen Dist. 204 to Decide If Building Will Bear Name of Former Board Member
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer During Owen Wavrinek's 21 years on the Indian Prairie school board, he played a part in choosing names for many of the district's 30 schools. Now, less than a year after retiring from the board,...
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Next Vacation, Let the Kids Get around on Their Own Two Feet
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent We never had a vehicle when I was a kid and relied on the good old CTA to get around as well as simply putting one foot in front of the other. Today's children need to get out of the car. What if...
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North Central Wins 1st; Chicago Outguns Elmhurst
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent North Central rang up its first victory of the John Thorne era by scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter Saturday night to beat visiting Colorado College 35-20 in Naperville. "We talk a...
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Nursing Teacher Is a Hands-On Expert Aurora U. Professor Keeps Her Skills Sharp by Working in ER
Byline: Denise Perry Donavin Mary Fecht Gramley of Kaneville is a nurse of diverse experience. Her nursing career stretches from the emergency room to the university classroom, from published author to Army captain. She is a professor at Aurora...
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Oktoberfest Wunderbar in Garden Setting
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent In an outdoor tent at Friendship Park in Des Plaines Saturday, a German oompah band played the "Beer Barrel Polka." The steady beat caused patrons to tap their feet and even get up and dance....
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Panton, Freshmen Lead Devils to Second Place
Byline: Tom Kupfer Daily Herald Correspondent Some say second-best isn't good enough, but the number '2' was pretty good to the Warren girls when they hosted their invitational Saturday at the O'Plaine campus. The Blue Devils' Nadine Panton...
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Participants Demonstrate Runner's Resolve in Memorial Race Bearing Her Name
Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writer The memory of Anne Clarke was an inspiration for many Saturday during the 5K run/walk in Carol Stream that bears her name. To overcome crippling arthritis, Clarke, a resident of Windsor Park Manor...
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Patriots Swim to Second
Byline: Bill Esbrook Daily Herald Correspondent Seconds before her race, Lisa Hanrahan was the picture of concentration. "I like to get in a zone," Hanrahan said of her pre-swim routine. "I just think about whether my goggles are on tight ...
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Pats Win Own Tourney
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent At Stevenson: Stevenson won the championship of its own tournament. The Patriots defeated Conant 15-2, 15-8 in the final. Stevenson placed Allison Lewis, Jenna Bauer and Jessica Hoover on the...
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Phillips Takes 3rd, Leads Batavia to 2nd Moss Paces Geneva to Sixth at Eddington
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent Kristin Whitezell ran ahead of all the girls varsity runners at Saturday's Eddington Invitational in Elburn. But what was important was that Whitezell's Glenbard North teammates didn't run tremendously...
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Portraying the Past Cemetary Walk to Depict Stories of Early Elgin Residents
Byline: Mark Billings Daily Herald Correspondent Although they have been dead for decades, eight colorful characters from Elgin's past will come to life this afternoon during the 15th annual Historic Elgin Cemetery Walk. The event begins at...
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Raleigh, Cobrin, Hersey Girls Part of Big Day
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent The Libertyville Invitational was a proving ground for many area boys cross country teams and individuals Saturday morning. Rolling Meadows senior Dan Raleigh proved he's an elite runner with...
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Rauch Makes Most of His Opportunity
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer Jon Rauch has been a forgotten man for most of the season. In spring training, the 6-foot-11 rookie pitcher made a solid impression on manger Jerry Manuel and the rest of the White Sox' staff while...
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Right Place, Right Time Hanson's Big Play Gives North Stars a Spark
Byline: Walt Wiltschek Daily Herald Correspondent St. Charles North senior Chris Hanson didn't get into Saturday's game against Naperville North for long, but he made the most of his minutes. Hanson, a fan favorite, drew cheers when he ran...
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Sawyer-Frank Combination Paying Dividends for Bulldogs
Byline: Matt Stacionis Daily Herald Correspondent When Batavia coach Brad Nelson sat down with seniors Kristina Sawyer and Rishona Frank, the trio had a vision of what this season could be. Although Sawyer was a singles player for her first...
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Schachner's 68 Paces Wildcats
Byline: Michael Eaken Daily Herald Correspondent St. Viator's Brian Langtim had the shot of the day. Libertyville had the best shots of the day. Libertyville didn't just win the Wheeling Invitational at Palatine Hills Country Club; it dominated...
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'See You on Monday' Cary Teachers Happy about New Contract, Happy to Be Back
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Cary teachers unanimously ratified a two-year contract proposal Saturday afternoon, ending a five-day strike and putting classes back on track for Monday. District and teacher's union leaders...
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Sharp-to-Richard Combo Stars for Downers South
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer There was plenty of strike talk Saturday night at Downers Grove South - the two touchdown strikes from quarterback Mike Sharp to Kent Richard. Thanks to the settlement of the Downers Grove School...
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Shelter Aided by People Who Want to Know Pets' Thoughts
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Nellie considers herself very refined. She'd pick opera over baseball anytime. Her sister, Maggie, thinks she's a bit overbearing and takes up too much of mom Cindy's time. So goes a typical...
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