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 December 31, 2012

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Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including trips, classes, support programs, fitness and lectures. Deadline is two weeks before event date. New Year's Eve Party: Noon Monday, Dec. 31, Lakeview Room at Park Center, 2400...
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50 Plus
Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including trips, classes, support programs, fitness and lectures. Deadline is two weeks before event date. New Year's Eve Dinner Dance: 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, St. Matthew Church...
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50 Plus
Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including trips, classes, support programs, fitness and lectures. Deadline is two weeks before event date. New Year's Eve Dinner Dance: 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, St. Matthew Church...
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Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including clubs, trips and support programs. Deadline is two weeks before event date. New Year's Eve Party: Noon Monday, Dec. 31, Lakeview Room at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Glenview....
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8 Tips to Stay Fit without Breaking the Bank
Byline: Associated Press Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The start of a new year inspires many of us to commit to get fit and live healthier. Such an undertaking requires steeling one's resolve to eat right and exercise. What isn't required is...
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A Look Back at Inspiring People in the Suburbs
On the cusp of the New Year, here's a look back at the people we featured who have inspired us in some way. Terry Howerton, founder of the [URL]Illinois Technology Association;http://www.illinoistech.org/[/URL], who took in his sister's children after...
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Astigmatism Causes Correctable Blurred Vision
Q. I wear corrective glasses for astigmatism, but I don't really understand what astigmatism is. A. Astigmatism means that the cornea of the eye has an irregular shape. The cornea is the clear covering over the lens and the iris. The iris controls...
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Elaine Marie Barron formerly of Oswego Elaine Marie Barron (nee Muchair), 83, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was reunited with her husband of 43 years, Charles, in heaven on Dec. 26, 2012. She was born in 1929, in Chicago, and is survived by her children,...
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Broncos Earn Top Seed in AFC; Giants Fail to Qualify
Byline: Associated Press Peyton Manning figured one one-handed catch deserved another. So, up the ladder he went -- throwing the ball high in the back of the end zone to Demaryius Thomas. Thomas leaped and brought it down with his right hand,...
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Bulls Statistics
Bulls statistics (Through Dec. 29) Player G MIN FGM-FGA PCT FGM-FGA FTM-FTA PCT PTS AVG HG Deng 28 40.4 183-428 .428 23-77 100-121 .826 489 17.5 29 Boozer 28 29.4 166-355 .468 0-0 52-76...
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Casual Talk with Doc Saved Nurse's Life
Byline: Vanessa McCray Toledo Blade TOLEDO, Ohio -- It started with a headache and pain in Olivia Cox's shoulder, arm and back. Cox, a longtime surgical nurse at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, continued to work despite a painful...
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'Cliff' Talks Reach Final Day
Byline: Washington Post Washington Post WASHINGTON -- After a tortured day of bargaining, setbacks and speech-making, Republicans and Democrats had yet to reach agreement late Sunday to avert the "fiscal cliff." That left them barely a day to...
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Clippers Win 17th Straight:
Clippers win 17th straight: Jamal Crawford scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the visiting Utah Jazz 107-96 on Sunday night for their 17th consecutive victory, becoming the third team in NBA history...
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Cloud Computing One of Many Hot Trends for Local Business in 2013
Byline: Kim Mikus kmikus@dailyherald.com By Kim Mikus kmikus@dailyherald.com The expansion of cloud-based computing, streamlining productivity and cutting costs are among the technology themes for business leaders in the suburbs as we head into...
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College Men
College men Sunday's scores MIDWEST Detroit 83, Canisius 78 Green Bay 84, Ill.-Springfield 43 Indiana St. 77, Illinois St. 75 Miami (Ohio) 84, Wilmington (Ohio) 67 Missouri St. 70, Southern Illinois 59 Wright St. 58, Mount St....
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Do You Believe Religion Can Influence Your Health?
Byline: Lee Bowman Scripps Howard News Service By Lee Bowman Scripps Howard News Service Religious belief impacts human health in a variety of ways, from blood pressure to psychological well-being. Surveys regularly show that roughly 90 percent...
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Drug Risk in Binge-Eating Teens
Byline: Bloomberg News NEW YORK -- Binge-eating adolescents are more likely to use marijuana and other drugs and become depressed, according to a study that suggests doctors be aware of their teen patients eating habits to help avert these issues....
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DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Holiday tree collection set: Naperville will collect live holiday trees on each resident's normal garbage collection day during the weeks of Jan. 7 and Jan. 14. Trees must be free of all ornaments, tinsel, lights, stands, plastic or bagging material....
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Elgin Officer Files Discrimination Lawsuit against City
Byline: Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com An Elgin patrol officer is suing the city and two of its employees for racial discrimination. Attorneys representing Phillipp Brown, an Elgin officer since 1996, filed the lawsuit...
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Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library
The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library, 109 S. State St. in Hampshire, offers a variety of programs this winter. For details, call (847) 683-4490, email library@ellajohnsonlibrary.org or visit ellajohnsonlibrary.org. Library hours are: 9:30 a.m....
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Even Larger Cities Seeing Shortages in Doctors
Byline: Shannon Pettypiece Bloomberg Mary Berg is paying the price for a shortage of U.S. doctors that by most accounts is about to get much worse. After finding out in 2006 she had a rare and deadly gastrointestinal cancer, the 49-year-old mother...
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Even on Bad Ankle, Forte Delivers
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@dailyherald.com DETROIT -- Matt Forte, playing on a right ankle that was sprained last week for the third time this season, went past 1,000 rushing yards for the year in the first quarter and then kept going. Forte...
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Families Celebrate New Year's Eve-Eve
Byline: Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com There are ample opportunities for adults to celebrate the coming of the new year, but events for entire families -- and especially young children -- are relatively few and far between. The Mount...
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Fight Schedule
Fight schedule Dec. 31 At Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Takashi Uchiyama vs. Bryan Vasquez, 12, for Uchiyama's WBA junior lightweight title; Yota Sato vs. Ryo Akaho, 12, for Sato's WBC junior bantamweight title; Tepparith Kokietgym vs. Kohei...
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Foods That Fight
Foods that fight It's easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level, according to Harvard Medical School. The reverse is true, too -- changing what you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats floating through...
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Fox Valley Area in 60 Seconds
New Year's party today: The Elgin American Legion Post 57, 820 N. Liberty St., will host a New Year's Eve Party starting at 4 p.m. today. It is open to the public, and there is no cover charge. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass, and there...
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Framework Exists for Pension Reform Solution; Seize It
The Illinois House and Senate have tinkered with their original schedule and that tinkering makes us a little nervous about what they may have up their sleeves. But the revised session dates notwithstanding, lawmakers have a window of opportunity in...
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Glantz-Culver Line
Glantz-Culver Line NFL playoffs FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Saturday's games at Houston 5 5 (44) Cincinnati at Green Bay 8 8 (45 1/2) Minnesota Sunday's game at Baltimore 7 ...
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Hawthorne Charts
Hawthorne charts Dec. 30, 2012 FIRST--Purse $14,500, Maiden Claiming $15,000-$10,000, 2 yo, 6 Furlongs $2 Mutuels: 2 Aprettyunderstudy $9.20 $3.40 $2.10 $2 EXACTA: 2-3 pd. $22.80 3 Brick House Road $2.60 $2.10 $1 SUPERFECTA:...
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Healinghero Triple Amputee Veteran Forms a Special Bond with Therapist
Byline: Michael E. Ruane The Washington Post By Michael E. Ruane The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- Army Sgt. Monte Bernardo had been in the Rockville, Md., Target only a few minutes when he hobbled away from his red plastic shopping cart and slumped...
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Hillary Clinton Hospitalized with Blood Clot
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Clinton's doctors discovered...
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How Suburban Facilities Are Working to Reduce Calls to Police
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com By Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com Second of two parts By Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com While most group homes operate quietly, their presence sometimes unknown even to...
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Marlene Abdula Hunt Marlene Abdula Hunt passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, after saying good bye to her family. Marlene was mother to Elisabeth Hunt and Edward Hunt (Lisa); sister to Fred Abdula (Anna Marie); aunt to Linda...
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Hunters Head to Lisle to Find Elusive Yule Log
Byline: Matt Arado marado@dailyherald.com John Knoepfle and his family have participated in the annual Hunt for the Yule Log at the Morton Arboretum for more than a decade, but they had never found the prize -- until Sunday. The Naperville residents...
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Introductory Computer Basics Classes for Adults Offered at MCC
Byline: Submitted by McHenry County College In an effort to meet the noncredit computer training needs of McHenry County residents, McHenry County College's Workforce, Community and Business Program Department offers the Silver Series that features...
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Is America Rethinking Its Stance on Guns?
Byline: Washington Post WASHINGTON -- The shootings in Newtown, Conn., two weeks ago sparked an intense reaction across the country, and opinion polls captured major changes in the way the public interprets such events and how strict gun laws should...
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?Judson Honors Graduates with Awards
Byline: Submitted by Judson University Judson University celebrated more than 150 graduates at the 68th commencement on Dec. 15. The Christian liberal arts and sciences university held two commencement ceremonies, one at 10 a.m. for graduates...
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Kids, Teens and Family
Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for the whole family, including park and library programs, family-friendly performances, and holiday events. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Wednesday,...
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Kids, Teens and Family Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com -BYLN-
Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for families, including classes, park and library programs, music, dances, family fitness events, battles of the bands. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Almost New Year's Party:...
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Kids, Teens and Family Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com -BYLN-
Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for families, including classes, park and library programs, music, dances, family fitness events, battles of the bands. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Itsy Bitsy New Year's Eve...
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Kids, Teens and Family Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com -BYLN-
Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for families, including classes, park and library programs, music, dances, family fitness events, battles of the bands. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Itsy Bitsy New Year's Eve...
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Lake Zurich to Use $522,000 from CN to Build Noise Wall
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com Lake Zurich will construct a noise wall to protect some homeowners, using more than $500,000 received from Canadian National Railway through a legal settlement. CN provided nearly $2 million to Lake...
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Liberal Arts Colleges Forced to Evolve with Market
Byline: Associated Press ADRIAN, Mich. -- They're the places you think of when you think of "college" -- leafy campuses, small classes, small towns. Liberal arts colleges are where students ponder life's big questions, and learn to think en route...
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Lovie, Bears Run out of Luck
It seems entirely appropriate, in a perverse sort of way, that the Green Bay Packers determined the Bears' fate Sunday. After all, pandering to the masses has long been a Lovie Smith trademark, especially as he talked of needing nothing more in...
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Richard A. Maganini of Glen Ellyn Richard A. Maganini, 48, passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his wife and children, on Dec. 28, 2012, after a hard-fought 3½ year battle with brain cancer. Rich grew up in Hinsdale,...
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Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Opens First Area Store in Arlington Heights
An interview with Hal Zabrin, owner of Max Muscle Sports Nutrition in Arlington Heights. Q: Describe your business. What do you do? A: is a health and nutrition store. We sell dietary supplements, including proteins, pre- and post-workout products,...
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More Drugs Adversely Affected by Grapefruit
Byline: Jennifer LaRue Huget Special to The Washington Post Twenty years ago, Canadian researchers discovered that grapefruit interferes with the body's metabolism of certain drugs, including the immunosuppressant cyclosporine and at least one drug...
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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 Bridal Showcase Offers One-Stop Shopping
Byline: Donna DeFalco Naper Settlement submission Before engaged couples say "I do," they may want to attend Naper Settlement's 11th annual free Bridal Showcase from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the settlement,...
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Naperville Library Launching 'Healthy, Wealthy and Wise'
Byline: Susan Greenwood Naperville Public Library submission Are you a member of the majority -- the majority that doesn't keep their New Year's resolutions after six months? You can get help keeping those resolutions by participating in Healthy,...
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NBA Standings
NBA standings Eastern Conference ATLANTIC W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf New York 21 9 .700 -- 6-4 L-1 12-2 9-7 13-3 Brooklyn 16 14 .533 5 5-5 W-2 11-7 5-7 13-8 Boston 14 ...
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NBA Summaries
NBA summaries SPURS 111, MAVERICKS 86 SAN ANTONIO (111) Leonard 2-5 0-0 5, Duncan 7-14 4-4 18, Splitter 4-9 5-6 13, Parker 10-17 1-1 21, Green 3-7 0-0 8, Diaw 4-6 1-2 10, Ginobili 6-12 6-6 20, Jackson 2-3 3-3 8, Mills 2-6 0-0 5, Blair 0-0...
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NFL Standings
NFL standings AFC EAST W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div y-New England 12 4 0 .750 557 331 6-2-0 6-2-0 11-1-0 1-3-0 6-0-0 Miami 7 9 0 .438 288 317 5-3-0 2-6-0...
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NFL Summaries
NFL summaries STEELERS 24, BROWNS 10 Cleveland 0 3 7 0--10 Pittsburgh 0 10 7 7--24 Second Quarter Pit--FG Suisham 41, 7:53. Cle--FG Dawson 51, 3:48. Pit--Pope 1 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham...
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NHL, Union to Return to Table Today
Byline: Ira Podell AP Sports Writer NEW YORK -- The NHL and the players association are ready to get back to the bargaining table. There were no formal negotiations Sunday, but all signs pointed to talks today in an effort to end the lockout...
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Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Waukegan Y to close: Lake County Family YMCA will close its two branch facilities in Vernon Hills and Waukegan today due to financial difficulties. However, the Vernon Hills branch will remain open as the Lakeside Fitness Center owned and operated...
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Obesity Decreases among Preschoolers
Byline: Bloomberg Obesity rates fell among U.S. preschool-age children in 2010, reversing a trend of the past decade, according to the first national study to spot a decline in the condition among young kids. The rate of obese 2- to 4-year-olds...
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Out of Their Hands, So Bears out of Playoffs
DETROIT -- Maybe the Bears didn't deserve a playoff spot given their unimpressive 26-24 victory over the lowly Lions. But they did do their part Sunday. Unfortunately for them, the Green Bay Packers didn't do theirs later in the afternoon and...
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Peterson Achieves Goal, Falls Just Short of Record
Byline: Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson picked up the Minnesota Vikings and gave them a thrilling ride to the playoffs, where the next stop on this improbable journey is, yes, Green Bay. This game was so full...
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Stella Louise Pflederer Stella Louise (Van der Zwalm) Pflederer passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Stella was born May 9, 1921, in Geneva, IL, the first of three daughters of Edmund and Cecilia Van der Zwalm, who were living in St. Charles, IL, at...
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: A Look at 2013
Today we will journey -- to the future! Sort of. Four experts have lent their visionary powers to this column to forecast the major transportation stories of 2013. But first, best wishes for a safe and prosperous New Year. Drive carefully this...
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Playing Politics with Shopping
Playing politics with shopping I have heard from the politicians from both parties on how our economy is based on consumerism, and that in order to boost the economy, we should be buying. But, their inability to do their job by finding a way to...
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Plenty of Challenges, but NIU Ready to Take Them On
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com Northern Illinois will face a multitude of challenges from Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Tuesday night, starting with figuring out a way to score on a defense that ranks in the top 10 in five statistical...
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Pollution May Increase Autism Risk
Byline: Bloomberg News Exposure to air pollution from cars and trucks during pregnancy and a baby's first year may be associated with an increased risk of autism, a study found. The study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, compared...
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Recent Home and Property Sales
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. Antioch $122,000; 1250 Kathleen Drive, Antioch, 60002; Sold on Oct. 22, 2012, by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to David A. Vancleve II and Miranda R. Vancleve. Fox Lake $98,000;...
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Redskins Roar into Postseason
Byline: Associated Press LANDOVER, Md. -- Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris needed only four months to put the Washington Redskins in a place they haven't been this millennium -- on top of the NFC East. Led by a pair of rookies serenaded loudly...
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Scholarships and Illegal Immigrants
When it comes to how California handles illegal immigrants, the state is all over the map. Not unlike the rest of the country, the Golden State can't decide whether it wants to make life comfortable for the undocumented or make them so unhappy that...
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Seacrest: Rockin' in Another New Year
Byline: Frazier Moore Associated Press NEW YORK -- Yes, Ryan Seacrest has a New Year's resolution for 2013: improve his skill at dancing. "There's a significant other in my life who's very good at it," he notes. That would be professional dancer...
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Small Business Borrowing Outlook Brightens for 2013
If you've been hoping banks will loosen their loan purse strings, Mike Moebs says 2013 may be your year. But, Moebs adds, bankers will make up for continuing low loan rates with higher fees and compensating balances, and risk will be a big part of...
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Suburban Residents Who Inspired Us in 2012
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com On the cusp of the New Year, here's a look back at the people we featured who have inspired us in some way. Inspiring: Terry Howerton, founder of the , who took in his...
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Sudden Cardiac Death Less Likely Following Exercise, Study Shows -BYLN- by Allison Connolly Bloomberg
People who have heart attacks during or shortly after exercising are three times more likely to survive than those who have cardiac arrest unrelated to working out, researchers said. The Amsterdam Resuscitation Study looked at 2,517 cardiac arrest...
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Tests Could Hamper Food Outbreak Detection
Byline: Mary Clare Jalonick and Lauran Neergaard Associated Press WASHINGTON -- It's about to get faster and easier to diagnose food poisoning, but that progress for individual patients comes with a downside: It could hurt the nation's ability to...
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The Blotter
Bartlett * Jonathon M. Foston, 18, of Geneva Court, Bartlett, and William D. Neal, 19, of Oxford Street, Carol Stream, were arrested around 3:05 p.m. Dec. 18 on South Bartlett Road and charged with local ordinance contributing to the delinquency...
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The Perfect, the Good and the Shame
What happened to that millisecond after the election when both the president and the speaker said they'd heard the message that Americans wanted the two parties to work together, wanted to make divided government work, and that they would do everything...
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Thibodeau Plans to Help Veteran Hamilton Stay Fresh
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com Marco Belinelli led the Bulls with 17 points in Saturday's 87-77 victory over Washington, and he should continue to play heavy minutes, even with Richard Hamilton back from a foot injury. Coach Tom...
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Tips for Reducing Your Chance of Fire at Home
Byline: Submitted by Bartlett Fire Protection District The Bartlett Fire District would like to remind residents that as the colder weather approaches, it is time to focus on winter fire safety tips. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that...
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Two-Day Planner
Today * The Fox Valley Mixers Square Dance Club will hold its New Year's Gala Fest today at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 S. Rush St., Roselle. Howard Hoffman will call the round dancing at 8:30 p.m., followed by the square dancing, called by Bobby...
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W. Aurora High Names Graduates to Hall of Honor
Byline: Submitted by West Aurora Unit District 129 The West Aurora High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor will recognize four graduates this spring who have gained recognition for outstanding accomplishments in their fields of endeavor....
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What's the Story with All of the Palatine Fire Alarm Calls?
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com Between January 2010 and May 2012, 16 group homes that seven organizations operate in Palatine posted 102 calls for police and fire services, according to documents obtained under the Illinois Freedom...
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Will Emery Listen to Fans?
It's on you now, Phil Emery. The time has come to show us what's rattling around inside that mysterious mind of yours. Presumably as Bears general manager you have the authority to fire or retain head coach Lovie Smith. So what will it be...
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Wolves Rally for 3-2 Win
Byline: Special to the Daily Herald The Chicago Wolves surrendered goals on Abbotsford's first 2 shots Sunday but turned things around for a 3-2 victory at the Allstate Arena that snapped a three-game winless streak. Darren Haydar's power-play...
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World & Nation in 60 Seconds the World the Nation
12 shot at party in Mexico: MEXICO CITY -- A Mexican official says armed men stormed into a "quinceanera" party in Monterrey and killed a man and injured 11 guests. The Nuevo Len state official says the gunmen arrived around midnight Saturday...
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WRs Do an Appearing Act
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@dailyherald.com DETROIT -- On a day when record-setting wide receiver Brandon Marshall did not play anywhere near as well as he had most of the season, the Bears' offense got some huge contributions from other receivers....
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Your News Eagle Candidate Blazes Trail in Long Grove
Byline: Submitted by Boy Scout Troop 964 Kevin L. Perkowitz, age 18, of Lake Zurich, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. Perkowitz was to be recognized in an Eagle Scout Court...
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