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 March 10, 2001

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More village president, mayor picks Oakbrook Terrace mayor Incumbent Mayor William Kallas has decided not to seek re- election. That decision is cheered by those who understandably have grown weary of the turbulent political scene in the city,...
[0] the Briefs
People's Resource plans fund-raising dance The People's Resource Center in Wheaton will hold a major fund- raising dinner dance March 16 at the Radisson Hotel in Lisle. "Our dinner dance will raise the funds to keep us going over the next year,"...
100 Teachers Might Quit in Round Lake
Byline: Jason J. King Daily Herald Staff Writer Round Lake school district leaders are expecting a mass exodus of teachers and administrators because of the financial uncertainty facing the district. Jim Hult, chairman of the school board's finance...
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Preventing execution of the innocent He has been wrongly accused of murder, but he doesn't think about frightening flaws in our justice system that has resulted in 95 people being exonerated and released from death row since 1973, including 13 in...
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Choices for Cary, Fox River Grove Village board races in Cary and Fox River Grove are marked mostly by candidates with experience, shared concerns and a level of friendly discussion found but rarely these days, and mostly in small towns such as...
[1] Police Reports
Lawn at grade school damaged by vehicle Between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday, someone drove a vehicle on the lawn of the rear of J.B. Nelson Elementary School, 300 William Wood Lane, and caused about $200 in damage. Police said the person...
[1] the Briefs
Ela Twp. postpones decision on arts funds The future of Ela Township funding local arts programming remains uncertain with the township board Thursday night postponing a decision on the Cultural Arts Connection's request for an annual commitment...
[2] Editorials
Vernon Hills board endorsements Today, the Daily Herald presents its endorsements for the April 3 election for Vernon Hills mayor and trustees. Vernon Hills is continuing to blossom as a town. It has built a diverse and strong retail base, which...
5th-Grader Gets Early Jump on Politics
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer If Tori Raio wanted a post in the president's cabinet, it probably wouldn't take the U.S. Senate long to confirm her. The 11-year-old from Hoffman Estates already has become involved in politics, having...
A Comeback to Remember Late 12-Point Deficit Can't Keep Saints from Sweet Sixteen Game vs. Defending Champ W. Aurora
Byline: Orrin Schwarz Daily Herald Sports Writer St. Charles East coach Jerry Krieg and Bartlett coach Leo Szpejnowski were both shaking their heads in disbelief after Friday's Class AA Elgin sectional final. That was about as far as the similarities...
Addison, Police Finally Agree on New Contract
Byline: Patricia Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer Sixteen months after negotiations began, the contract dispute between the village of Addison and its police officers has been settled. "I think (the new contract is) fair. I'm pleased for both...
A Message of Belonging Troupe Acts out Real-Life Issues at Middle School
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer Westfield Community School in Algonquin took a step Friday to prevent a tragedy like last week's school shooting in Santee, Calif. During a special assembly Friday, the seventh- and eighth- graders...
A New Board Needs to Evaluate the Condition of the Premises
Byline: Jordan I. Shifrin One of the first orders of business for a new Board is to conduct an evaluation of the physical condition of the premises to determine if there are any structural defects which need to be repaired. Even if an association...
Apartment Complexes Go for $13 Million
Byline: Elisabeth Carrel Daily Herald Business Writer Two Lake County apartment complexes together have sold for more than $13 million. Both the buyer and the seller in the transaction were private investors. The asking price was about $14 million....
Aquarius Institute Coming to Touhy Ave
Byline: Elisabeth Carrel Daily Herald Business Writer The two-story office building at 911 Touhy Ave. in Des Plaines has changed hands in a $1.125 million sale. The sellers was B & L Real Estate Group LLC of Long Grove. The buyer was a private...
Are We Really Getting Better as We Grow Older?
Byline: Ken Potts "I'm not growing older, just better." The above is (choose one from the following list): A statement of fact. A statement of hope. A statement of intent. A statement of despair. A statement of defiance. A statement...
Artists Make Balloons into Works of Art
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer Artists are infamous for their inflated egos, but a group meeting in Rosemont is known for its inflated art. Artists from 38 countries shaped balloons into spectacular, whimsical sculptures towering...
Aztek Brings Fresh Styling to GM's Sporty Pontiac Division
Byline: Dave Boe Backgorund: If at first you don't succeed, try...try again. Select General Motors executives have repeated this mantra ever since the all-new 2001 Pontiac Aztek burst on the scene last summer to less than enthusiast sales results....
Barrington Ready to Choose Developer for Downtown Work
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Barrington officials Monday hope to wrap up phase one of their plan to redevelop a 14-acre portion of the village's downtown - namely, by finding the developer. At a special 6:30 p.m. meeting at...
Bergeson Meet Well Timed
Byline: Mike Considine Daily Herald Sports Writer The 12th Paul Bergeson Invitational, like those that preceded it, is well-placed. Given the level of competition, the 8:30 a.m. meet Saturday at St. Charles East, is the perfect forerunner to...
Book Version of 'Perdition' Hard to Find
Byline: Anna Johnson Daily Herald Staff Writer Set in 1930, the graphic novel "Road to Perdition" traces the escapades of Michael Sullivan, a.k.a. Angel of Death, and his 8- year-old son, Michael, as they travel the Midwest seeking revenge on the...
C-G Gets It Done
Byline: Rich Carlson Daily Herald Sports Writer ROCKFORD - As the regular season turned to the post season Cary- Grove coach Dave Otto started to refer to his team as the team of firsts. Perhaps he and the Trojans can start thinking about calling...
Chanticleer Highlights Activities Taking Place during Alumni Weekend
Byline: Andy Argyrakis Alumni weekend at Benedictine University will start with an inspirational feel when the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs. The event starts at 7 p.m. Friday with the group's artistic director, Joseph...
Church Plans Need Change to Build in Long Grove
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer The spokeswoman for homeowners who oppose a new United Methodist Church in Long Grove is pleased by the changes recommended by the plan commission Tuesday. But a representative from Good Shepherd...
City to Answer Your Home Improvement Questions
Byline: Erica Meltzer Daily Herald Staff Writer It's everything you ever wanted to know about home improvement but were afraid to ask. How to plan, what permits you need, why the city inspects building projects and what those inspectors look...
City Worries about Old Houses Batavia Council Concerned New Houses Will Ruin Town's Character
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer Batavia contractor Rich Clark remodels aging houses for a living and sometimes tears down older homes to make room for new ones. Just recently he took a 1 1/3-acre Batavia lot and divided it into...
COD Exhibit Honors Pioneering Single Mom of the 1800s
Byline: Carol L. Thompson Daily Herald Correspondent A widow with no property to call her own. A single mother struggling with chronic ill health. These situations are not uncommon in 2001, but they are the same circumstances that made Mary...
Concert Features Rare Instrument Swedish Nyckleharpa to Be Played in St. Charles Library Series
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer If you crossed a violin with a keyboard, what instrument would you have? Try a nyckleharpa, which translates to "keyed violin" in Swedish. Jim Kendros of Des Plaines will perform on the rare...
Dead Woman's Family Wants Daughter Committed
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer The family of an 88-year-old woman who died of "crushing trauma" while visiting her daughter in Crystal Lake this week will ask a McHenry County Judge to commit the 58-year-old daughter to a mental...
Des Plaines Conservatory Continues to Become Popular
Byline: Mary A. Gruner Daily Herald Correspondent "A lot of people pass here because it's set back. No one realizes there's a nice little getaway in here," said Karen Blair of Dundee about what she called the Mount Prospect Park District's "best...
District 96 Candidates Talk about Goals at Forum
Byline: Fred Woodhams Daily Herald Staff Writer The nine candidates for the Buffalo Grove-Long Grove Elementary District 96 presented themselves to voters this week, often offering different opinions on how they view and they would govern the district....
ECC Might Avert Strike after Agreeing to Arbitration
Byline: Terri Tabor Daily Herald Staff Writer Plans for a second faculty strike next week at Elgin Community College are now up in the air after the board of trustees Friday agreed to hand over their labor dispute to a neutral third party. The...
Education Doesn't Have to Involve Just Children
Byline: Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writer Gina Thorson talked the college "talk" with her three sons. In August of 1999 she decided it was time to "walk the walk," and get a degree herself. Cathy Dugan always wanted to play the guitar,...
Essential Freight Systems Leases Warehouse
Byline: Elisabeth Carrel Daily Herald Business Writer Essential Freight Systems Illinois Inc. has leased the 106,692- square-foot warehouse building at 601 Supreme Drive in Bensenville. The company previously sublet the property, in Bensenville...
Expansion's on Minds of Geneva Library Candidates
Two candidates are competing for a two-year term on the Geneva library board. The incumbent is Susan Tegeler, 28, who has served as a trustee since October 1999. She is the director of practice development at the law office of Donald Tegeler and...
Experience Bolsters Bureau Valley
Byline: Daily Herald Staff and Wire Reports PEORIA - Experience was the catalyst once again for Bureau Valley. The Storm, which relied on its postseason experience of a year ago as the second-half springboard to its win over Huntley in Tuesday...
Experienced Educator Wants Dist. 12 Superintendent Job
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer Though he's served in more school districts in DuPage and Will counties than some people can name, Calvin Roesner knows exactly where he wants to settle down at this point in his career. And it's...
Five Arrests, Fights Plague Junior High
Byline: Shruti Date Daily Herald Staff Writer Helen Keller Junior High School officials on Friday worked to reassure parents and students that the Schaumburg school was safe after five students were arrested this week for causing the latest in a...
Gaugers' Real Killer Sentenced
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer Gary Gauger spent nine months on death row out of nearly four years behind bars for the murder of his parents - a crime actually committed by James "Preacher" Schneider and a cohort. So Gauger...
Glare, Ice Blind Man as He Drives into Train
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer Blinded by a frosty windshield and a bright morning sun, a 21- year-old Itasca man Friday drove his pick-up truck through a crossing gate and into a moving train. By all accounts, Fabian Di Iorio...
Gordon's Health Key to Cubs' Success
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. -On his way back to the White Sox' clubhouse Friday, Frank Thomas spotted Tom Gordon. He walked over to the pint-sized reliever and gave him a hug. "Good to see you back, my friend,"...
Hawks Lose Ground before Faceoff
Byline: Daily Herald Staff and Wire Report ANAHEIM, Calif. -The Edmonton Oilers are making it difficult for the Blackhawks to even think about making the playoffs. Even before the Hawks took the ice at the Arrowhead Pond on Friday night to face...
Historic Main Street Reels in Filmmakers West Dundee Mirrors Vision of Town during the Depression
Byline: Anna Johnson Daily Herald Staff Writer When film makers first started in August investigating possible locations for the new DreamWorks production, they had a few things in mind. They wanted a town that looked like Depression-era Rock...
Hot Issues Heat Up Barrington Presidential Race
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer For the first time in eight years, a Barrington village president is being challenged for his office. In 1993, village president Ted Forsberg was toppled by then trustee Ronald Hamelberg during...
How Airline Strike Might Affect Your Travel Plans
Byline: David R. Kazak and Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Staff Writers How you can prepare for 'United' chaos In the coming weeks, as a United Airlines ticket holder, you will likely have done everything you're supposed to do. You'll have called...
Indiana Says 'Bring It On' to No. 4 Illini
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer The Indiana Hoosiers have developed a nasty attitude, and that's without former coach Bob Knight, the nastiest Hoosier of all. After dominating the Wisconsin Badgers 64-52 Friday in a Big Ten tournament...
It's a Tank County Sheriff Gets Armored Personnel Carrier
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Barricade? Schmarricade. AK-47 with a 30-round magazine? Wear yourself out, junior. Deer rifle? Firebomb? Hand grenade? Bring them on. The Lake County Sheriff's Department unveiled Friday...
Knuppel's 3 Won't Go as Elmhurst Drops Semi
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent The final moments of the Division III Midwest sectional semifinal between Illinois Wesleyan and Elmhurst contained drama, flair and a pronounced degree of symmetry. Unfortunately for the Bluejays,...
Krieg Preaches, Saints Practice; It All Works out in the End
Byline: Mike Considine Perhaps the most important element of a successful game plan is convincing your players that it can work. Now it can be revealed. St. Charles East's game plan Friday was to shut down Bartlett's top two scorers and see if...
Lake County Police Support Waiver on Drug Eavesdropping
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Writer SPRINGFIELD - Undercover police would be able to tape conversations with suspected drug dealers without first getting a judge's permission under a proposal an Illinois House committee approved...
Lake Park Seeking Grant for School Construction
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake Park High School District 108 officials don't know if they'll be adding on to the two campuses in the near future, but they want to cover all their bases if they do. The Roselle school district...
Landscaping Your Home? Have a Plan in Hand
Byline: Arlene Arends Daily Herald Staff Writer When building a house, the motto is: "Measure twice and cut once." When creating a landscape around that house, the advice changes to: "Plan twice, dig once." It doesn't matter if you're a new homeowner...
Learn to Tap Trees for Sap at Naper Settlement
Byline: Ann Piccininni Daily Herald Staff Writer Could a consummate sweet tooth survive in the wilderness without a Godiva chocolate store? The answer may be found in history books, where the practice of tapping trees for maple sugar is documented....
Leave Me Alone, I'm in College Hoops Heaven
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Bobby Knight wants to come back and coach? Super. Native Americans want to demonstrate against Chief Illiniwek outside the United Center? Great. Just don't ask me to think about such off-court issues now. This is March....
Little Extras for $200,000-Plus, You'll Get More Space, More Rooms and a Few Other Special Touches
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Staff Writer For most buyers, a brand new house priced from $200,000 to above $400,000 is a move up. That means they have already owned a home, and are buying a better one. So what do you get that wasn't in...
Major Upset, NCAA Implications
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer What Penn State won Friday was a basketball game and, most likely, an NCAA Tournament bid. What Michigan State lost was a basketball game and, most likely, a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. ...
Memorabilia Junkies in Heaven This Weekend
Byline: Erica Meltzer Daily Herald Staff Writer It's a good weekend to be a collector. From sports memorabilia at the Charlestowne Mall to china at Pheasant Run to antiques at the Kane County Fairgrounds, those who like to hunt for unique pieces...
More Dire Predictions for Child Support System Lawmakers Contend Payment Firms Are Riddled with Their Own Problems
Byline: John S. Sharp Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - Late payments, bounced checks and conflicting stories are just some of the problems that Rick Coyne has experienced with the child support payment system. The father of five was to...
Mother Fights for Husband in Murder Case
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer The wife of a Lombard man accused of killing their newborn daughter last month appears to be standing by her husband. But the wife's tearful testimony in court Friday was apparently not enough...
Net Results Have Young Looking Good for Saxons
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer The net had a nice look draped around Tony Young's neck. And the Schaumburg junior wouldn't mind wearing a few more after sparking a 72-46 Conant sectional final win over Rolling Meadows on Friday...
Neuqua Falls in 1st Title Bid Wildcats Fourth-Quarter Surge Not Enough to Catch West Aurora
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer You'll pardon West Aurora for being a little greedy. But while Neuqua Valley's quest for its first sectional title was a great story, the Blackhawks had other plans - like adding another bulge to...
Next Stop: NU Schaumburg Puts an End to Meadows' Dream Season
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Schaumburg produced the final chapter of a fairy tale Friday night. It did not have a happy ending for Rolling Meadows. The Mustangs were hoping to become the lowest seed at No. 14 to win...
Officials to Talk with Group Afraid of Losing Playing Fields
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Glen Ellyn Park District leaders hope to clear up what will be built at the former Maryknoll seminary site and how it will affect the Glen Ellyn Baseball group. But leaders of the group, which...
Parish Nurse Connects Spiritual, Physical Health
Byline: Janet Souter When the members of Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights need guidance regarding a health problem, or an answer to a simple medical question, they may not have to wait for a doctor to return a call. Last fall the church...
Park Board Member Defends His Right to Free Speech
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville Park District Commissioner Scott McKibbin is defending his right to get involved in political issues beyond the park board, despite barbs from his critics. "I think it's a slippery slope...
Park Board Moves to Muzzle Critics
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville Park District commissioners hereafter will remain nameless, according to a new park board rule. The edict, adopted unanimously Thursday night, prohibits residents from naming specific...
Pierce's 41 Powers Westmont in OT Triumph
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer PEORIA - When Craig Etheridge was a sophomore at Glenbard East High School, he had the opportunity to watch his cousin, Lance Harris, play for tiny Ohio in the 1986 Illinois Class A state championship...
Police Reports
Two patients report thefts at Elgin hospital Two men who were patients on the fourth floor at Sherman Hospital from Feb. 26 to March 2 said they had more than $2,200 stolen out of their wallets while in their rooms, according to a March 7 police...
Premier Renovates River Road Office Building; Garden Row Foods Buys St. Charles Warehouse
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer Premier Properties in Elgin recently purchased an office building at 339 River Road, near Interstate 90 and Route 31 on Elgin's northeast side. Premier is in the process of renovating and modernizing...
Professor Crossed Science/faith Line Well
Byline: Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos I don't get it. Alexander Bolyanatz embodies what Wheaton College stands for. He believes the Bible is the Word of God. He believes God is responsible for the creation of the world. He has a vital personal relationship...
Prosecutors Want Gag Order in Officer Murder Case
Byline: Sean D. Hamill Daily Herald Staff Writer If Kane County prosecutors have their way, neither they nor defense attorneys will be able to answer any questions from reporters about what is the most closely watched murder case in the county....
Residents Offer Help to Neighbor with Cancer
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer Sometimes all it takes is the illness of a good friend and neighbor to band a community together for a common cause. During the past four months, individuals and groups in Roselle have raised more...
Respite House Provides a Safe Haven for 'Medically Fragile' Children, Families
Byline: Ann Piccininni Daily Herald Staff Writer Twelve years ago, Denise Callarman and her husband welcomed twins Jacob and Jeremy into the world. But only Jeremy came directly home from the hospital. Jacob, born with several physical anomalies...
Risk Has Rewards for Zion-Benton
Byline: Tom Sweda Daily Herald Correspondent If Zion-Benton was going to down on Friday night, it was going down on a Warren three. The Zee-Bees crowded the lane with their 2-3 zone to take away the Blue Devils' stronger inside game and gave...
Saints Weather Storm
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Sports Writer Like a day's weather seen in time-lapse photography, St. Charles East's season unfolded in four quarters before the eyes of the crowd in Elgin's Chesbrough Fieldhouse. Stormy clouds flashing across...
School Exercise Proves Kids Can Write the Darndest Columns
Byline: Burt Constable When I heard that Dr. Bud Phillips gave his fifth-grade class the assignment of "being Burt Constable for a day" (your tax dollars at work), I suspect he lost a bet with his students. After all, what's the educational value...
Seminar Will Look at Shaping Children's Lives
Byline: Nancy Luebke Daily Herald Correspondent It takes a village to raise a child, and that point will be brought home during the "Shaping Character is Everybody's Business" seminar at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton...
Snow Show Students Learn about Iditarod First Hand
Byline: Faisal Mohyuddin Daily Herald Staff Writer Imagine leading a pack of sled dogs on a 1,150-mile trek across Alaska, through wind so frigid it's blinding, over mountains of ice and endless expanses of unfolding tundra, racing against time...
South Korean Leader Pushes Chicago Ties
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer He may have won the Nobel Peace Prize, but South Korean President Kim Dae-jung was all economics on Friday as he visited Chicago. Kim stayed close to his economic message as he met with Korean-...
Sox-Cubs Meeting Meaningful for Eldred, Tapani
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. -Since major-league baseball instituted interleague play in 1997, the White Sox and Cubs have developed quite a rivalry. No matter where they're running in their respective divisions,...
State to Help Lake Zurich Build Trail in Marsh Area
Byline: Andis Robeznieks Daily Herald Staff Writer After several recent rejections, Lake Zurich officials finally got some good news from state officials about a grant. The village will receive $101,800 to help transform Oak Ridge Marsh Nature...
Survey, Samples Needs, Attitudes of Gurnee Youths
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Gurnee-area parents are about to learn more about their high school-age children. Results of a survey designed to gauge the attitudes, behavior and social environment of teenagers are to be released...
Take a Personal Look at Eid-Ul-Adha
Byline: Faisal Mohyuddin While I sat, listening as both a worshipper and a reporter to the sermon that followed Tuesday's Eid-ul-Adha prayers, scribbling scattered notes on the retelling of the familiar story of Abraham's sacrifice, I couldn't help...
Taking It One Step at a Time Williams Makes Sure Everything Goes According to Plan for Illini
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer A different time of year called for a different kind of Illinois basketball team. The one that showed up Friday at the United Center could be described in one word: Awesome. And the man who leads...
Team Play Sparks Bartlett's Hot Start
Byline: John Theriault Jr. Daily Herald Correspondent Right after Bartlett lost its 20th consecutive game in Upstate Eight Conference play midway through the season, the question was posed to Bartlett coach Leo Szpejnowski about how the Hawks would...
The Briefs
Great Harvest helps fund literacy push Shoppers can buy bread and earn even more bread at the same time today in Naperville. Great Harvest Bread Company at Washington Street and Gartner Road is donating its proceeds to the Jeanine Nicarico Memorial...
They Call It Puppy Love Pets Makes Assisted Living Centers Feel More like Home
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Bill Clark had been somewhat of a hermit - rarely coming out of his room in his 2 1/2 years of living at the Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Community in Wheaton. Until he met Rody, who arrived...
This Road Trip Was a Long Time Coming
Byline: Mike Miazga ROCKFORD - The post-game celebration I witnessed here Friday night was easily the lengthiest one I have ever encountered. But that happened with good reason. Make that two reasons. For starters, Cary-Grove had just accomplished...
Voters Will Back Buying Open Space, Leaders Say
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer County Chairman Robert Schillerstrom predicted Friday voters would raise their taxes to buy open space if the DuPage Forest Preserve District holds another referendum within the next few years. ...
Weather Adds to Challenge of Birkebeiner
Byline: Susan Terwedow The American Birkebeiner is not just another ski race. This is our country's ultimate ski race. Three days of ski activities for all ages culminated on Feb. 24, with the 51k Birkebeiner XXIX and the 23k Kortelopet 2001. ...
West Prevails in MSL Meet
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent The 2001 Mid-Suburban League East-West Invitational was a pleasant way for area gymnasts to spend the early stages of the season Friday night at Barrington. The West Division squad built a comfortable...
Wildcats Exit with Pride Young Neuqua Program Making Great Strides
Byline: David Oberhelman Daily Herald Sports Writer After the game was over, the faces of the Neuqua Valley players were flushed-red and a little damp. The ruddy complexions were not from tears off the court but from exertion on it, against the...
YMCA's Fieldhouse to Roll out Family Fun
Byline: Bob Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer Ah, the joys of a traditional celebration of family life in Naperville. Picture it: Strolling along the Riverwalk, planning a picnic, putting your dad in a huge bowling ball and rolling him across a...
Zion, White Sock It to Warren
Byline: Joe Aguilar Daily Herald Sports Writer Somewhere in Alabama late Friday night, Tijuana Russell was going to be receiving a long-distance telephone call. Her son, Zion-Benton sophomore Andre White, would be on the other end, telling his...