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 April 18, 2002

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Officers Recall Tense Standoff St. Charles Man Wanted Police to Shoot Him, Testimony Reveals
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer At the start of a six-hour standoff with St. Charles police, Timothy Clark told them he wanted to die. But he wanted them to be the ones to shoot him, officers testified Thursday. " (He said)...
Oldie but Goody Rocks on Ides of March to Perform Concert on COD Stage
Byline: Carol L. Thompson Daily Herald Correspondent Dozens of bands that became popular in the '60s and '70s will flock to festivals around the suburbs this summer. Most feature only a few - maybe only one - actual member of the band that hit...
Paddock Spirit Will Remain a Basic Ingredient of Family Paper
Byline: Jim Slusher In October of 1999, I wrote this at the conclusion of a column following the death of Robert Y. Paddock Sr., one of the Daily Herald's owners: "You may not notice much difference in the paper in Bob Sr.' s absence. There is...
Palatine Shop Owner Pushing for Bike Lane Down Quentin Road
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Wayne Mikes, owner of Mikes Bike Shop in Palatine, doesn't expect every major street in Cook County to have a bike lane, although it would be nice. But Mikes believes strongly that a bike lane is needed on Quentin Road,...
Palatine Wants to Put an End to 'Distracting' Signs
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer Trying to set a new standard for commercial signs in the village, Palatine council members this week rejected a request by Casey Automotive to put up an electronic sign in front of the business at...
Panel Created to Plan for Mall Renovation
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Daily Herald Staff Writer A new Hoffman Estates committee will soon be shopping around for the best use of land at the Barrington Square Mall. Nearly half of the 260,000-square-foot space on the 23-acre outdoor mall...
Park District Rejects Bid for Jewel Site
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer The saga of Barrington's 55-acre former Jewel Tea Co. site didn't end with last month's successful park district referendum after all. A developer's surprise offer to save Barrington Park District...
Play Shows Students Reality of Violence
Byline: Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake Park students were asked recently to list the top 10 things they liked about their school. Feeling safe in their learning environment ranked high on that list. But in the wake of school...
Police Reports
Worker injured in fall through roof A 28-year-old roofer from Chicago Tuesday suffered injuries while he was working on the roof of a business in Gilberts and fell 25 feet through a skylight. The accident occurred about 6:15 p.m. on the 0-99...
Postmaster Says Send-Off Was All Just for Show
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer Elgin's postmaster is claiming Saturday's festive sendoff of the city's All-America City application was marred by something distinctly un-American: deceit. Postmaster William Ryan said in a recent...
Reasonable Claims Require Separate, Coexistent Nations
Byline: Hazzan Alan M. Smolen Congregation Kneseth Israel, Elgin. Raleigh Sutton, a resident of Elgin, provided a select view of 20th-century history in the Middle East (April 11). Accepting his premise of "setting aside 1,000-year-old animosities...
Records Supervisor 'Humbled' by Acclaim
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer Linda Paul enjoys quilting in her spare time. Perhaps that explains how she can keep together the myriad strands of the Buffalo Grove Police Department's records system. Paul's value to the department...
Remodeled Jewel-Osco Store in Elgin Hasn't Lost Its Charm
Byline: Aurora Aguilar The Jewel-Osco food store on Larkin Avenue in Elgin's west side might have undergone a major modernization, but representatives say it has not lost any of its charm. Since it opened in 1968, the store - and its customers...
Residents Add Their Two Cents to Toll Increases
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer Much of a crowd of roughly 40 residents from across Chicago and the northern suburbs lambasted members of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority over its proposal to increase tolls. Most expressed...
Residents Take Both Sides at Mostly Orderly Hearing
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer About 80 Illinois residents gathered at a public hearing Wednesday at College of Lake County in Grayslake to provide their two cents about a proposed toll increase. Except for a brief interlude by...
Roadwork Will Close Winchester for 5 Days
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Drivers may find maneuvering through Lake County roads akin to wading through molasses with new construction projects springing up every week. Monday another road project begins with the closing...
Rose: We Need Some Veterans Bulls' Season Winds Up 21-61
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. -When Jalen Rose meets with general manager Jerry Krause to discuss the future of the Bulls, Rose plans to ask for veterans. One at every position, at least. "If you want to win,...
Round Lake Heights Growth Spurs Plans for New Village Hall
Byline: Jason J. King Daily Herald Staff Writer Round Lake Heights is going to replace the only home the village has ever known. Like its neighbors Round Lake and Round Lake Beach, which have new village halls either complete or in the works,...
Royals Remain Unbeaten in SCC
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Rosary and St. Francis have a history of playing close softball games, so it's no surprise that Wednesday's Suburban Catholic Conference matchup ended 1-0. Rosary ended as the victor in that close scoreline, parlaying...
Royals Survive a Crazy Game Larkin Edges Elgin 9-8 in a Wacky Upstate Eight Slugfest
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer For as long as they've faced each other on the softball field, Elgin and Larkin have had their share of wacky and close games. Wednesday's, though, might have been the wackiest - at least at the...
Saints Dodge a Bullet
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer Neuqua Valley can't cash in on opportunities in Upstate Eight setback St. Charles East won a baseball game against Neuqua Valley Wednesday afternoon, but it could have just as easily been a game...
Saints Take Next Step, Beat Neuqua
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer St. Charles East won a baseball game against Neuqua Valley Wednesday afternoon, but it could have just as easily been a game of Monopoly. "We had a lot of get-out-jail cards," Saints coach Len Asquini...
Sassi's First Varsity Start a Success as D-C Wins
Byline: Jason Lieser Daily Herald Correspondent Dundee-Crown was living proof of the old baseball adage that pitching and defense win ballgames. Though the Chargers (6-9-1, 3-2) did tally 8 runs against Fox Valley Conference opponent Grayslake,...
Save Bucks by Stocking Kids Closets at Resales
Byline: Heather Cunningham Daily Herald Correspondent It takes quite a bit of work - and money - to compile a year- round wardrobe for kids. Even the most novice parent quickly learns that new kids' clothing, no matter if it comes from the Gap...
Saxons Edge Conant
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent In the final minutes of Monday's Mid-Suburban League crossover at Elk Grove, Schaumburg's Becky Launhardt sat on the bench icing her ankle which had been injured during a hard tackle at midfield....
Schools Plan Earth Day Activities
Byline: Corrie Cutrer Daily Herald Staff Writer Students in the Northwest suburbs will begin to celebrate Earth Day starting Friday. Earth Day is officially recognized Monday, but some schools have planned events to help students focus on protecting...
Schools Planning for Upcoming Earth Day Celebrations
Byline: Corrie Cutrer Daily Herald Staff Writer While Earth Day is recognized Monday, April 22, some schools in the Northwest suburbs have planned a variety of events this week and next week to help students focus on protecting the environment....
School Won't Get Officers
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Des Plaines will give up a grant that would have helped pay for a police officer for three middle schools because the local school district will not pick up a share of the program. In voting to...
Scouts Outlast Cougars in Three
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Vernon Hills' game plan for Lake Forest Wednesday worked well for one game, but the Cougars were unable to execute it in the next two games. The result was a 12-15, 15-8, 15-3 loss for Vernon Hills...
Senior Housing Effort Faces Opposition Elgin Neighbors Are Worried HUD-Financed Three-Story Building Could Be Problem
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer As Rockford's Betty Staab grew older, living in her mobile home began to feel a little less safe. A resident of the city since she was 12 years old, Staab, 63, didn't want to leave her hometown. But...
Seniors, Kids Both Reap Rewards of Interaction
Byline: Jennie Cisna Growing up, my grandfather was one of my best friends. He listened to me when my parents were being the most unfair adults in the entire world. He told me stories about what his life was like when he was younger and he...
Seven Considered for Board Opening
Byline: Sue Ter Maat Daily Herald Staff Writer When the Bartlett board announced a vacancy earlier this month, Joe Felice toyed with applying, unsure about getting into the political fray again after running for village president last year. In...
Sign Up to March in Dundee's Parade on Memorial Day
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Maybe more than ever before, Memorial Day will be a chance to remember those who fight for freedom. So why not march in their honor? Members of the Tri-City Veterans of Foreign Wars Evergreen...
Simultaneous Trials First for Kane County
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer Nearly 50 people packed a Kane County courtroom Wednesday for the murder trials of Sherman Williams and Willie Buckhana. And that wasn't counting the audience. For the first time in Kane County...
Somebody Hire This Guy; He Knows How to Pick Those Stocks
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Hoffman Estates resident Kenneth E. Schoo is a winner with The Wall Street Journal. Schoo, an engineer who reads the Journal on Sundays in the Daily Herald, entered a contest in which readers must pick hot stocks....
St. Francis Handles Heat, Rosary
Byline: Brian Shields Daily Herald Correspondent The weather was hot, and the play in the Rosary-St. Francis girls soccer match was not. It was because of the heat that the teams found themselves in somewhat slow motion, but St. Francis handled...
Storage Space Transformed into Opportunity for Learning
Byline: Samantha Campanaro Sometimes all it takes to create an opportunity is a little imagination. "Where else but Lisle would a room with windows be called a greenhouse?" said Tim Peters, chairman of the Lisle High School science department....
Struggling Thomas Changing His Stance
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer In the White Sox' two-game sweep at Detroit last week, Frank Thomas thought he finally find the sweet spot with his swing. The 33-year-old designated hitter went 3-for-7 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI...
Students Hatching Lessons in Life
Byline: Carolyn Waller Students throughout Lake County are getting an up-close look at birth right in the classroom. Through a program sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension, students like those at Raymond Ellis Elementary School in...
Study to Determine Cost of Renovating Vogelei House, Barn
Byline: Shruti Date Daily Herald Staff Writer The Hoffman Estates Park District has commissioned an architectural study of the Vogelei house and barn that will help officials decide how - and if at all -they should pursue renovating the century-old...
Switching Phone Service May Cost Residents of Bensenville
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer Thousands of residents in Bensenville have switched from Ameritech to another phone service to save money, but now they might be charged up to $250 to read their water meter a new way. Since 1992,...
Taste of Des Plaines Moving into High Gear to Prepare for Festival
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Following the success of last year, Taste of Des Plaines organizers said planning for this year's event is going along at a much faster rate. The two-day festival is based around the 49th annual Des Plaines Art Guild Art...
Teens Work Hard to Handle Own Expenses
Byline: Cindy Pervola Daily Herald Correspondent Rob Yep, an 18 year-old senior at Geneva High School, pays for his car insurance, gasoline, clothes, allergy shots and sundries. This fall, he'll also be responsible for tuition, books and expenses...
Tellabs Will Trim 1,200 More Jobs
Byline: S. A. Mawhorr Daily Herald Business Writer Tellabs is cutting jobs for the fourth time in a year and this is the biggest cut yet - 1,200 employees or 18 percent of its workforce. The company said more cuts are necessary as spending by...
The Briefs
New wine and spirits store opens this month George's Wine & Spirits, a high-end liquor and tobacco store, is planning to open this month at 146-148 W. Northwest Highway in the Eurofresh Plaza shopping center. The business will specialize in...
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CHADD sets May 20 meeting for activities Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyper Activity Disorder (CHADD) invite families and volunteers to help plan next year's activities at its meeting at 7 p.m. May 20 at Prairie View Park, 16652...
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Library to host shows by local musicians The Schaumburg Township District Library is offering local musicians an opportunity to perform and publicize themselves in the community. The library will host amateur and professional musicians Monday, Tuesday...
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Des Plaines police to check car seats The Des Plaines Police Department is offering a special gift to mothers on Mother's Day: a free child car seat safety check. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12, police officers will make sure car seats are properly...
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Barrington seniors go to see 'Joseph' in June The Senior Citizens of Barrington have scheduled a luncheon/ theater trip to see "Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat" June 13 at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook. Cost is $35 for members and $40...
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ECC offers luncheon buffet next week Elgin Community College Business Conference Center will offer a daily luncheon buffet to honor administrative assistants during National Administrative Professionals Week, Monday through Friday. Employers...
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Woodland PTA holds annual dance, dinner Woodland Elementary School District 50 families are invited to put on their Hawaiian shirts and shorts and attend the annual Parent Teachers Association family dance from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 27 at Woodland...
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Student auto projects to be showcased today McHenry County College Automotive Technology Department will showcase student projects, including a Mustang GR and the rebuilding of a Ford 289 V-8. The open house will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m....
The Medium Changes, but Kotlowitz's Message Stays the Same
Byline: Ted Cox For a good reporter, writing is just the tip of the iceberg. It might be what the reader sees, but the grace of any nonfiction story is in the unseen reporting - the gathering of information, especially through interviews. Alex...
Toilet Humor Permitted at Golf Outing Fund-Raiser
Byline: Joanmarie Wermes It's not a cheap shot, but instead a chip shot. It's the "Toilet Bowl Chip" believe it or not, that will keep golfers moving along the golf course as they take part in a fund- raiser outing May 7. Laughs are intended...
Tour De Dundee Annual Bus Tour of Dundee Township Offers a Blast to the Past
Byline: Mark Billings Daily Herald Correspondent Events, places and people symbolic of local life between the world wars are the focus of the Dundee Township Historical Society's 12th annual bus tour Sunday. Seven costumed characters, along with...
Townhouses Could Fill Wilke Marsh
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer The north side of the Wilke Marsh is one vote away from being annexed into the village of Palatine and redeveloped into townhouses. This week, a proposal by Insignia Homes to annex a 13-acre lot...
Traveling Bartlett Bandit Baseball Team Ties for First Place
Bartlett Bandits: The Bartlett Bandits 13-year-old boys traveling baseball team is tied for first place in the MSBL after winning their first two games. The Bandits, comprised of Bartlett, Carol Stream and Hanover Park youths are playing together...
Triple Murder Case Goes to Court
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer Minutes before three men were killed and another wounded in a 1999 shooting in Elgin, Willie Buckhana told a group of fellow gang members they were going to go "squash" a disagreement with the victims,...
Unforced Errors Doom Saints
Byline: Daily Herald Reports The positioning of the players may have been unfamiliar, but you wouldn't have known it from the way that Conant played, as the Cougars made the necessary adjustments and beat St. Charles East 15-10, 15-8. "We've...
United Way Thanks Local Residents for Their Dedicated Community Service
Byline: Barbara Ferguson Last Tuesday, some of the nicest people in our community gathered together for breakfast at the Old Country Buffet at Spring Hill Mall. It was the 2001-2002 annual Thank You meeting of the Dundee Township United Way....
Veterans Instill Love of Country, Flag
Byline: Jenna Youngs The American flag has been prominently displayed everywhere since Sept. 11. Unfortunately, people who are unaware of proper flag etiquette have been showing the country disrespect instead of honor because of the way they are...
Viaduct Study Set for Crystal Lake Metra Station
Byline: Elizabeth Harmon Daily Herald Correspondent Could Crystal Lake's new Metra station at Pingree Road be the perfect place for a viaduct? Crystal Lake city councilman Ralph Dawson certainly thinks so. "It's a prime location for (one),"...
Whether You Are a Seller or a Buyer, Garage Sales Are Good for Your Wallet
Byline: Heather Cunningham Daily Herald Correspondent When it comes to bargains, there is nothing like the garage sale. For those who love the thrill of the chase, it's one of the best spots to snag wish list items for the right price. For still...
Why Politics May Prevent Action on Tolls
Byline: John Patterson and Heath Hixson Daily Herald Staff Writers SPRINGFIELD - Proposals in both the Illinois House and Senate aimed at stopping a toll increase were approved Wednesday. But because of election-year politics, both face a dismal...
Winfield School Work Still a Year Away
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer It will be at least another year before Winfield Elementary District 34 breaks ground on a new 13-classroom addition to Winfield Middle School, officials said this week. Voters approved a 57-cent...
With Convention Center Up and Running, Next on List Is Hotel
Byline: Natasha Korecki Schaumburg's pursuit for a convention center complex is still underway, but even before the board finalizes its decision on whether to move ahead, village officials are trying to put some positions into place. The most recent...
Women's Group Uses Needlepoint Skills to Help out Those in Need
Byline: Pam Baert The NeedleWorks Group does something so simple, yet so meaningful to help others. On Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings twice a month, women gather to do what women have always done for thousands of years - sew, knit or crochet....
Working-Cash Bonds Can Become Confusing
Byline: Naomi Dillon & Patrick Garmoe There are topics that come across my beat every so often that prompt me to ask myself: Will bringing this to the attention of readers benefit or merely confuse them? It happened earlier this week, during...
World Gathers at School for Global Event
Byline: Melissa Hollander The world is coming to Jane Addams Elementary School next week. Well, at least a taste of it is. The PTA will sponsor the school's first "Taste and Touch of Jane Addams" from 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 26. The free event is...
You Can Get Incentives for Shopping in Local Stores
Byline: Reggie Gorski A year ago, Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Ballantine came up with a hugely-successful campaign to promote shopping within the strip centers of the city to support local merchants. Good news:...
Youngest Kids Receive Valued Attention for Special Needs
Byline: Norlynn Egbert The colorful clock in the kitchen of Jefferson Preschool in Wheaton proclaims a reminder of the staff's philosophy for their students with special needs: "Children are my priority." On this day, some serious learning takes...
Youth Sports
Hoffman United Barracudas: The Under-12 Barracudas soccer team won their first game of the spring season April 14 in St. Charles, beating the Fox Valley Strikers 1-0. Hoffman scored the game's only goal in the first half. The play began with a strong...