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 February 22, 2001

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Naperville primary choices Today the Daily Herald makes its recommendations for the Feb. 27 Naperville City Council primary. Voters can choose four candidates, but the eight individuals with the most votes on Tuesday will advance to the April 3...
[0] Third-Period Surge Flattens Blackhawks
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer For a team that thinks it still has a chance to make the playoffs, consider the Blackhawks more like pretenders than contenders. The Hawks were steamrolled by the Red Wings 7-3 Wednesday night at...
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Fix disabled-parking system It is an everyday act of selfishness in an era when everyone is busy and everyone is in a hurry: Drivers who have no physical disability routinely take parking spots reserved for the disabled. Some parking spot pirates...
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Stop yields charge of cocaine possession A small amount of cocaine was found on a man arrested Tuesday evening by Carpentersville police during a traffic stop, according to police reports. While on patrol at 7:45 p.m. at the Fox View Apartments...
Addison Board OKs Pampered Chef's Plan for New Headquarters
Byline: Patricia Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer Plans for a new Pampered Chef headquarters in Addison have the approval of the village board despite residents' concerns about the effect the facility will have on their neighborhood. The kitchen...
Animator Is Living the Dream Life He's Not in It for the Money
Byline: Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writer You may not recognize his name right away, but you've certainly seen his work. Colin Brady, formerly of Wood Dale and a 1987 graduate of Fenton High School, is an animator with some hefty credits...
Another Strike Threat Arbitration an Option as Faculty Ratifies Contract That ECC Says It Won't Approve
Byline: Terri Tabor Daily Herald Staff Writer The chances of a second strike at Elgin Community College this year increased Wednesday as the faculty rushed to ratify a contract that ECC says its board will not approve. Now union leaders believe...
Arlington Students Finish Tenth in World in Knowledge Contest
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer How many American students know which is the largest country in Africa? How about knowing what words were printed below the pine tree and serpent design on some early New England flags, or what would...
As Pro, Thomas Just Wants What's Right
Byline: Mike Imrem TUCSON, Ariz. - Maybe it's human nature, maybe it's simply an athlete's nature. Frank Thomas wants more money. He says he doesn't want the White Sox to renegotiate his existing contract, but he does want them to add dollars...
Barrington Candidates Differ on Development Ideas
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Barrington has already done much planning and preparing for the proposed revitalization of its downtown, but it will be the trustees elected this spring who will play a stronger role in what actually...
Batavia Leads the Way in Hubble Tourney
The ninth annual Hubble Huskies Wrestling Tournament was held at Hubble Middle School in Wheaton on Jan. 20. This tournament features some of the finest middle school wrestlers in DuPage and eastern Kane counties. Middle schools entered were Hubble,...
Belly Dance Offers Way to Stay Fit and Have Fun
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer Every park district offers aerobics, yoga and dance classes. But the Palatine Park District is offering a unique class that helps people stay fit and have fun - belly dancing. The park district...
Bensenville Creates Tax District to Lure Cellular Phone Firm
Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writer Bensenville has the go-ahead to offer tax breaks and other perks to a major telecommunications company that wants to move part of its operations from Chicago to the village. Trustees Tuesday adopted...
Bensenville Police Add First Canine to the Ranks
Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writer Bensenville's next new police officer won't bust the department's clothing allowance and won't need overtime. He'll be happy with a bowl of food, fresh water and an occasional ball to chase. The...
Be Sure You're Ready for Upcoming Local Elections
Byline: Barbara Ferguson Last November's election was a clear demonstration of the importance of each and every individual's vote. This year, there will be no November election, rather a consolidated election that will take place on April 3....
Board Debates Annexing Mill Site for Residential Area
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer The site of the Old Prairie View Grain Mill at Route 22 and north Prairie Road could someday see a new residential development. But first Filippo Giametta must find a new location for his landscaping...
Bond Snafu Allows Drug Suspect to Go Free; Warrant Issued
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer A Carpentersville man charged last week with selling $100,000 of cocaine to undercover officers skipped a court appearance Wednesday and now is a fugitive. Rafael Munoz, 24, was scheduled for...
Boot Camp May Save Man from Prison
Byline: Christy Gutowski An Addison man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison after driving drunk during a fatal crash in Bensenville. But Marco Reyes, 19, may shorten the term if he is accepted for and completes a four-month boot camp...
Briefly Speaking
Citizens Appreciate Police group seeks nominations The Citizens Appreciate Police Committee is soliciting nominations for its annual CAP awards. The awards recognize police officers and civilian employees of the Naperville Police Department who...
Burlington, Hampshire to Meet for Regional Crown
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent Burlington Central dispatched one archrival, but now it gets another one. The Rockets (15-11) knocked off St. Edward 73-56 in the second semifinal of the Class A Burlington Central regional Wednesday...
Buy a Brick for Paths at Ela Library
Byline: Karen Schaudt Do you have a happy event to celebrate? Someone whom the world should know about? Or maybe you just want to see your name in lights - sort of. Buy a brick and be a permanent part of the path to the new Ela Area Library....
Cameras Are Watching You along Randall Road
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer If you're sitting at Randall and Bowes road and feel like you're being watched - you're right. It's not 1984; it's 2001. But at a variety of intersections throughout Kane County, cameras have been focused...
Candidates Give Views on New Dist. 87 Superintendent
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer The next superintendent in Glenbard High School District 87 should be a visionary who is able to draw together diverse groups and has an abiding passion for education, school board candidates said....
Candidates Spar over Challenge to Petition
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Daily Herald Staff Writer Hoffman Estates resident Craig Bernacki isn't a shoe-in for the park board's April 3 election, even if he knocks opponent Geoffrey Carroll off the ballot by challenging his petitions. But...
Chelios Ready to Return to Red Wings' Lineup after Lengthy Knee Rehab
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Sidelined since Nov. 20 because of major surgery on his left knee, Chris Chelios is ready to return to the Detroit lineup. "Friday, maybe. Sunday for sure," Chelios said Wednesday after skating at...
Choo Choo Might Be Bringing Food Soon
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer From time to time, Jean Paxton used to stop in at the Choo Choo, the tiny Des Plaines diner that delivered hamburgers and hot dogs to customers on a Lionel train. She was enchanted by the idea...
City Council Has Been an Education Rosanova Draws on Experiences When Teaching Government
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer Twelfth in a series profiling candidates running in the Feb. 27 Naperville City Council primary. Growing up, John Rosanova pondered a number of professions. For a while, he wanted to be a dentist...
CLC Classes Can Inspire Your Writing
Byline: Melinda Bush I have a friend, Lauri Dolan, who lives in Wadsworth. For as long as I've know her, she has wanted to write a book. At age 47, she signed up for a writer's class through the College of Lake County. The class met weekly for...
Club Attracts People Who Take a Shine to Gems and Minerals
Byline: Joanne Leis Daily Herald Correspondent Jan Eden crafted her first piece of jewelry at a park district class when she was a little girl in the Depression. "We would spit on stones to see if they looked pretty wet," Eden recalled. "Then...
Club X-Site's End Is near; Owner Awaits OK for Retail
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer Club X-site might soon be exiled. The owner of the former teen dance club in Palatine is prepared to demolish the building at Dundee and Hicks roads and construct a new retail development in its...
Competition Not Thwarting Police Center Plans
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer Rolling Meadows police are not afraid that competition for a grant will jeopardize expansion plans for the department's largest neighborhood service center. A preschool took city officials by surprise...
Controversial Figure to Run Write-In Effort in Oakbrook Terrace
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer A former Oakbrook Terrace hotel and liquor commissioner who saw his tenures on both panels end in controversy now wants to run the city. Kevin Friend is launching a write-in campaign for mayor...
County to Study Widening Huntley Road
Byline: Amy Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer Although the traffic backups in Huntley aren't quite as bad as those to the east, the congestion is making its way to the village along Algonquin Road. Hoping to prevent future tie-ups on par with...
Cubs Proceed with Caution on Gordon's Recovery from Surgery
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. - The Cubs aren't at the worrying stage yet, but they're still taking it easy with closer Flash Gordon. The 33-year-old Gordon is stepping gingerly in the wake of his recent surgery to...
Cuddle Up with City Fathers, as They Get Set to Tell You Tales
Byline: Tona Kunz Did your father read to you? Geneva's city fathers want to. Borders Books and Music workers asked government leaders in the town to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday by reading to children. Mayor Tom Coughlin, Alderman...
Daily Herald Plans to Break Ground on New Printing Facility This Spring
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald Staff Writer The Daily Herald is moving forward with plans to build a $52 million printing center in Schaumburg, with expectations of breaking ground this spring. Company representatives will go before Schaumburg's...
Dinner to Help Give Disabled Some Options
Byline: Reggie Gorski For several years, a successful partnership between Clearbrook Center, Northwest Special Recreation Association, Community Alternatives Unlimited and families of young adults with developmental disabilities and physical challenges...
Disability Access Question Magnifies Dist. 96 Board Split
Byline: Fred Woodhams Daily Herald Staff Writer An item on the agenda of a Buffalo Grove-Long Grove Elementary District 96 school board meeting Tuesday became much more than a question about a classroom's accessibility to the disabled. At the...
Dist. 204 Leaders Say Tax Increase Is Needed to Keep Good Teachers
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer Area administrators don't keep it a secret. They're always competing with other local school districts to hire good teachers. Indian Prairie Unit District 204 is in the same boat. But administrators...
Dist. 214 Bringing in Police Dogs to Find Drugs
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Increasing numbers of Northwest Suburban High School District 214 students this year are being suspended because of drugs. The students sometimes have marijuana, alcohol or other illegal substances...
Doctors Promise Their Comedy Night Will Leave Audience in Stitches
Byline: Ann Piccininni Daily Herald Staff Writer What's funny about hospitals? The first things about hospitals that float to the surface of your consciousness may not be humorous in the least. But think again. What about "M A S H "? ...
Durbin Hopes to Deliver New Grayslake Post Office
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin is going to bat for Grayslake in an attempt to move along a stalled proposal for a new post office. Frustrated over the federal government's decision to delay construction...
Eagles Hang on Tight for Victory
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick Daily Herald Correspondent Aurora Christian senior Jeremy Henderson wasn't about to let his team suffer a grim defeat at the hands of the Plano Reapers in the Class A Mooseheart regional semifinals on Wednesday. Henderson...
ECC Rallies Behind Referendum despite Labor Turmoil, Many Turn out to Support Initiative
Byline: Tom O'konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer Rising tension over teacher contract negotiations didn't stop faculty members and administrators of Elgin Community College from joining together Wednesday in support of the school's plan for $41...
Engineers Show off Building Skills Using Linguine, Lasagna
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Efficiency is about using the old noodle. And on Wednesday, engineering enthusiasts took the pasta test, building bridges with glue and noodles ranging from linguine to lasagna. The engineers...
Era Ends in Mt. Prospect Retiring Chief Rode Wave of Change
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer For former Mount Prospect Police Chief Ronald Pavlock, law enforcement has changed a lot since he first put on a badge 36 years ago. Officers are better educated. Training is more thorough and rigorous....
Even Hunters Question Pig Killing on 'Survivor'
Byline: Burt Constable As a meat-munching, fish-scarfing, egg-gulping, milk-chugging, cheese-chomping, leather-wearing son of a farmer, I don't often find myself siding with the well-meaning but often fanatical folks over at PETA. While I am...
Finalist Touts Involvement in Bid for Itasca Schools' Superintendent
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer Thomas Zafiratos wants to come home - or at least get pretty close to it. A Roselle resident, Zafiratos is one of three finalists for the soon to be vacant superintendent's position in neighboring...
Find Fashion, Football at Benefit Show
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer It is not only a chance to see former Chicago Bears great Dan Hampton. The St. Mary Parish Women's Club's Mardi Gras Magic fashion show is also a chance to help the fight against such social ills...
Finding Missing Kids DuPage Sheriff's New Computer System Can Send Fliers Anywhere within Minutes
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer It was two days before police tracked down Rahim Azizarab at an airport in downstate Morris, with the son he had abducted near Glen Ellyn. The Maywood man, who was carrying a loaded gun,...
Fire District Plans Info Blitz to Boost Referendum Effort
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Getting the word out to residents is the first priority for the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District in selling its April 3 tax-hike referendum to voters. Fire district trustees and supporters...
Former Bear to Appear at Huntley Expo This Weekend
Byline: Elizabeth Harmon Daily Herald Correspondent Former Chicago Bears wide-receiver Dennis McKinnon and members of the Kane County Eagles semi-pro football team will join over 110 local businesses and organizations at the 2001 Huntley Home and...
Former Wood Dale School President Maki Dies at 71
Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writer Albert Maki, 71, a major force in helping to shape modern-day Wood Dale Elementary District 7, died early Tuesday at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. A longtime advocate for...
From the Armed Services
Marine Corps Pvt. Adolfo Bolanos, a 2000 graduate of Maine West High School in Des Plaines, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. Bolanos successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge...
Glendale Hts. Trustee Open to Debating
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Glendale Heights District 2 Trustee Sharon Fonte says she's willing to debate her challenger Lamont Couch, but the where and when are up to him. "Do I want to do it? Sure," said Fonte, who was...
Glen Ellyn Boy Scout Earning Eagle Badge with Book Drive
Byline: Kimberly Buck Stephen King of Glen Ellyn enjoys working with children at his job at the B. R. Ryall YMCA's after school and summer camp programs at the Y, 49 Deicke Drive, Glen Ellyn. That's why when King, a senior at Glenbard West High...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Ex-gang member to speak out for spinal injury-prevention program An Aurora University professor invites the public to hear a former gang member tell how a shooting injured his spinal cord. James Lilly of Chicago will address John...
Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills!; Good Morning, Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS Sherman Family HealthCare to hold immunization clinics All children should be immunized at regular health care visits, beginning at birth and continuing to age 6. By immunizing, children are safeguarded against the potentially devastating...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!; Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE BRIEFS CrimeStoppers this week targets vandals who damaged five cars On the evening of Feb. 9 vandals damaged five vehicles that were parked in the area bordered by Oakton Street on the north, Euclid Avenue on the south, Gibbons Avenue on...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Nature group hosts seminar on landscaping with native plants Citizens for Conservation will host a seminar titled "Landscaping with Native Trees and Shrubs" at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3. This lecture and slide presentation will be...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS Buffalo Grove board retains Welbron as BG Days chair At Tuesday's village board meeting, Buffalo Grove trustees decided to retain Maureen Welborn to chair the Buffalo Grove Days Committee. Her term is scheduled to expire in April,...
Good Morning, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont!
THE BRIEFS Des Plaines business leaders want to spruce up storefronts Members of Des Plaines' economic development commission want to push the city's grant program to help business owners improve the look of their storefronts, and they plan to...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS Elgin show showcases antique clothing, jewelry this weekend The spring Midwest Antique Clothing and Jewelry Show and Sale will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 150 Dexter...
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS Author to hold public seminar on children with eating disorders Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital will offer the community seminar "When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 1. The program will be...
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS St. Alphonsus Liguori seeks players for hoops tournament St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic School will hold its second annual "Legends in their Own Mind" basketball tournament March 3 at the Gary Morava Center in Prospect Heights. The...
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE BRIEFS Mothers and More to discuss reading to young children The Northwest Suburban Chapter of Mothers and More (previously known as FEMALE) will feature a "Reading to and with Your Child" program at 7:30 p.m. today at the Plum Grove Nursing...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS Bartlett band parents sponsor second annual dinner, concert The Bartlett High School Band Parent's Organization, in cooperation with the BHS Band, is hosting its Second Annual Dinner and Band Concert at 5 p.m. today at the Bartlett...
Group Helps Widows, Widowers Cope with Loss of Spouse
Byline: Eloise Podraza Villa Park resident Lee Laechelt has felt the pain of losing a spouse and the healing that can come from being with others. "We benefit the people who are widows or widowers," said Laechelt, vice president of WOW. "I know...
Group Hopes Name Change Attracts More Uptown Arlington Business
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer While corporations pay millions for naming rights, some Arlington Heights merchants hope the right name will pay off for them. Founded just nine months ago as the Five Points Shopping District Association,...
Growth, Metra Are Issues in Elburn Presidency Race
Starting this week, the Daily Herald will publish the responses to questionnaires that were sent to candidates for the municipal and school races in the April 3 election. Two candidates will compete April 3 for Elburn village president. The incumbent...
Han Helps Saxons Net Three-Peat
Byline: Pete Sampson Daily Herald Sports Writer Finding statistics on James Han's career at Schaumburg isn't easy. Interested onlookers would have better luck examining medical charts rather than official scorebooks. The senior tore his ACL last...
HBO's 'Boycott' Captures the Origins of the Civil-Rights Movement
Byline: Ted Cox TV/radio columnist "Boycott" starts out so arty and full of technique it almost threatens to overheat before the historical story even gets going. Rosa Parks sits in a bus and sees in the window's reflection children at play,...
Heart Beat
Don't get crushed by your crush Remember that flick "Roxanne," where Steve Martin and his massive nose wooed Daryl Hannah anonymously? Ever wish you could do that? Well, you can, if you go to www.ecrush.com. Just log in, type in your crushee's...
High School Gives Chance for Students to Tell Inner Fears
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer If all goes well this afternoon, one of the rooms at Lake Park High School East campus will be filled with intense discussion about how to deal with depression in teens. Think you'd like to come?...
Hinsdale's Wardle Modest about Role as the Man at Marquette
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Every Monday morning, Conference USA hosts a teleconference in which each coach gets to answer the media's questions about his team. Marquette head coach Tom Crean used his time this week to...
Home Building Slows Market Still Robust, but Can't Keep Up with Pace of '99
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer Home building slowed slightly in the area in 2000, according to a new study by LaSalle Bank, and home builders are predicting another 10 percent drop this year. The survey shows that building...
Huntley Starts Postseason by Setting School Record for Wins
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Sports Writer "Step one" was completed by Huntley Wednesday night. Wait a minute. Complete isn't quite a strong enough word. Let's just say "step one" was hammered home with authority in Class A No. 12 Huntley's...
Ice Arena Purchase Is Rejected Again by Addison Park Board
Byline: Patricia Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer The Addison Park District no longer is negotiating to buy the Addison Ice Arena. The park board unanimously rejected Advanced Arenas' proposal to run the skating arena if the park district bought...
I Demand You Give Me Your Land Voluntarily
Byline: Jack VanNoord Note: The village of Barrington wants to use quick-take eminent domain to take possession of several acres of prime downtown real estate. It doesn't want to widen a road or build a much-needed bridge. Rather, it wants to transfer...
Illini Know Danger Awaits in Columbus
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio - This would be the most painful loss of all for Illinois. If the Illini can't get past dangerous Ohio State today at Value City Arena (6 p.m., ESPN), some lofty goals would come tumbling...
Just Great, Now We're Teaching Kids How to Guess
Byline: Bill Page Last month I wrote out yet another check for a school-related expense - with four kids that's hardly a remarkable event-- but this one was different, and it's still bugging me. The check (about 140 bucks) covered class tuition...
Kaneland to Hold Spring Sports Meeting
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Reports A mandatory preseason meeting will be held tonight beginning at 7 p.m. The first part of the meeting will be a general session for parents and students in the east gym. The second part of the evening is the...
Let the Lions Do Your Cooking This Sunday
Byline: Paula Eaton Take a break from cooking this Sunday and join your friends and neighbors and bring the whole family down to the Lion's Club, 500 Fulton St. from noon to 6 p.m. for an "all you can eat" spaghetti dinner. The menu consists...
Lisle Park District Forges Ahead with Plans for Blacksmith Shop
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer History will be changing at Lisle Station Park with plans to refurbish a vintage caboose and build an authentic blacksmith shop. The Lisle Heritage Society runs the historical museum with the Lisle...
Lisle Park District to Jump Fees by $5 for Fitness Center
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer Residents who buy monthly memberships to Lisle Park District's fitness center or participate in the swim team will see their fees increase. The park board Tuesday approved the changes despite objections...
Local Competitors Show Skills at Invitational
Team Phenom Gymnastics of Naperville competed in the Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational Jan. 13-14. Nikita Stachnik of Lockport took home the Special Bar Award for "best swing." Lauren Kmieciak of Naperville finished in first place on bars with...
Local Scout to Present Gang Awareness Program
Byline: Kristie Benedik What can we do about gangs? What are the signs of gang presence in our neighborhoods? Learn the answers to these questions and more at a special Gang Awareness presentation at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Loyal Order of the...
Making Pre-Schools Accessible to All Gets Support from State
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer Students in Natalie Kim's pre-school class made porridge bowls Wednesday - small, medium and large - just like those in the story, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." The children, ages 3 to 5, aren't...
Mall Offers More Than Shopping Saturday
Byline: Lyn Woodrum Spring Hill Mall promises two entertaining events this weekend. The 15th annual Scouting Rail-O-Rama will take place during mall hours Saturday and Sunday. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from different local units will set up model...
Man Gets Probation in $10,000 Theft
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer An Ogle County man was sentenced to three years on probation Wednesday for stealing more than $10,000 from a 71-year-old Barrington man in a home repair scam. Lake County Associate Judge John...
Mass Transit Project Gains Support, Leverage for Federal Funds
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald Staff Writer More towns are signing on to support a mass transit project along the Northwest Tollway, a move that eventually could help win federal funding. Officials in Arlington Heights, Park Ridge, Des...
Mayor Says Sources of Foe's Funds Questionable
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer Mundelein trustee and mayoral candidate Steve Powell raised nearly $55,000 in contributions last year to support his current campaign, a sum his opponent and some experts say is unusually large for...
Mets Want to Enter Sosa Fray
Byline: Barry Rozner Enter the Mets. Last year, they sat on the sidelines and watched the Yankees make a serious run at Sammy Sosa. They've heard about the Orioles. Now they have interest of their own. While most of the recent trade...
Montini Falls Victim to Pierre Pierce Show Westmont Awaits Lisle or WA
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent Before a crowd well in excess of capacity at the Timothy Christian regional, Pierre Pierce clearly demonstrated the merits of his nationally-rated stature. The Iowa-bound off guard scored 31 points,...
Naperville City Council Q & A
Voters will have a chance in Tuesday's primary election to narrow the field of Naperville City Council candidates from 14 to eight. The top eight primary vote getters will advance to the April 3 general election and a shot at four 4-year council...
Navistar Unit Key Sponsor for NASCAR
Byline: Sarah Mawhorr Navistar International Corp.'s operating company, International Truck and Engine Corp., will be a NASCAR sponsor for the next four years. Although it's more typical to see cigarette and cola makers and other consumer products...
New Concerts for Cause Lineup Released Folk Tunes and Sounds of Christian Rock Coming to Batavia, Elburn
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer An Elburn site for Concerts for a Cause this season adds more variety to the fund-raising program born in Batavia. The not-for-profit Concerts for a Cause group has released its schedule of performers...
New Design Will Help You Develop New Reading Habits
Byline: Jim Slusher In less than two weeks, your Daily Herald will start to look very different from the paper you are holding today. And, it will be different. Not in its commitment to covering your neighborhood and the world around you,...
New Downtown Leader MainStreet Director Dives into Work with Enthusiasm
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer In her first days on the job, Ellen Shadwick has begun organizing a Batavia MainStreet office that has been without a program manager since October. She's been shifting through files, driving...
New Owners for Long Grove Gift Shop
Byline: Sarah Mawhorr Mangel Gifts of Long Grove has new owners but that's about the only thing that will change at the 33-year-old shop. The selection of accessories and pretty things for the home is likely to stay the same and the traditional...