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 16, 2001

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[0] Basketball Previews
Upstate Eight Conference Today's games DeKalb at Elgin, 7:30 p.m. Bartlett at Larkin, 7:30 p.m. Neuqua Valley at Streamwood, 7:30 p.m. East Aurora at St. Charles East, 7:30 p.m. Waubonsie Valley at Lake Park, 7:30 p.m. Saturday's...
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THE BRIEFS Help nature by building a bat box or bluebird house next month Make a home for bluebirds or bats at Garfield Farm Museum's annual bat and bluebird box seminar on March 4. The workshop is geared for adults and children so parents...
10 of Elgin's Best Take a Bow at Image Awards Bike Race, One Douglas Loft among the Winners
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer Ten prominent people, places and events were awarded Thursday for making Elgin look better than ever. The ninth annual Elgin Image Awards were presented to a variety of new projects in the city, including...
18 Years after Killing Parents, Elmhurst Man Seeks Freedom
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer A mental patient accused of the mutilation murder of his parents 18 years ago in Elmhurst hopes to move to a group home in a South Side neighborhood in Chicago. Kurt Johnson has been...
[1] Basketball Previews
Big Northern Conference Tuesday's results Huntley 58, Hampshire 37 Byron 67, Winnebago 50 Burlington Central 73, Harvard 72 Oregon 41, Marengo 39 Somonauk 85, Genoa 78 (OT) Today's games Winnebago at Hampshire Genoa at Huntley...
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THE BRIEFS Deer Park fire station is under construction; staffing lacking More than five years after voters approved building it, construction has begun on a new fire station in Deer Park - but it appears another referendum may need to take place...
[1] Gymnastics Previews
LOCATION: Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road, Palatine. TIMES: Prelims, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m., today; finals, 6:30 p.m. Saturday. FAVORITE: Stevenson (151.55 at sectionals). TOP CONTENDERS: Warren (147.825), Oswego (147.25), Fremd (146.55)....
[1] Police Reports
Three hurt in crash of SUV, bus in Elgin Two teens and a bus driver were hospitalized Thursday morning when a sport utility truck crashed into their school bus on Elgin's west side, according to police. Two 15-year-old girls, from Aurora and...
[2] Basketball Previews
Fox Valley Conference Tuesday's results Lake Zurich 59, Woodstock 48 Cary-Grove 68, Prairie Ridge 50 Wednesday's game Crystal Lake South at Jacobs, 7 p.m. Today's games Dundee-Crown at CL South, 7:30 p.m. Jacobs at Woodstock,...
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THE BRIEFS Ice rink closing heralds the first sign of spring The Arlington Heights Park District has closed its outdoor ice skating rinks for the rest of the season. After the recent warm weather and heavy rains, the base sheet of ice has melted...
Academy to Address Safety for Seniors
Byline: Gerard Dziuba The Dundee Township Park District's Senior Citizens Center is looking for local seniors who don't want to become victims of their age or circumstances. Center employees are planning their fourth five-week Seniors Academy....
Ads for Free Cell Phones Don't Mention High Rates
Byline: Jack Mabley Q. What do airlines, trial lawyers, and cellular phones have in common? A. They share the bottom of Consumer Reports' survey of customer satisfaction. Today's column is for readers who don't own cell phones. If you own...
Aldridge, Reserves Propel Wildcats
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent There was no crying foul in a battle between Libertyville and Mundelein for a sectional semifnial berth. The Wildcats, behind the efforts of Lizzy Aldridge (21 points and 10 rebounds) and a deeper...
American Bass-Baritone Mark Doss Continues to See His Roles Expand
Byline: Bill Gowen One of the pleasures of attending operas over the years is seeing and hearing the great singers portray an ever-widening array of characters. For example, soprano Catherine Malfitano, with some five dozen roles in her repertoire,...
Approval of OMC Sale Could Be Months Away
Byline: Dave Orrick Daily Herald Staff Writer The waiting game for the future of Waukegan-based Outboard Marine Corp. will continue. From laid-off workers in Lake County to outboard engine dealers in Canada, the eyes and ears of the marine industry...
Area Individuals Take Best Shot at Making State Meet Saturday
Byline: George Halas Daily Herald Correspondent The most pivotal meets of the boys swimming season occur this Saturday. Teams will convene at various sectional venues with one objective: to qualify for the state championships at New Trier on...
Artest's Defense Gets Back on Track
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Ron Artest twice changed vacation plans for the all-star break. He originally made reservations for Cancun, then decided to cancel and spend his time off in Chicago. On Thursday morning, though,...
Assessors: Property Values Won't Skyrocket
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer Property assessors are contradicting a group campaigning against Indian Prairie tax-increase requests with warnings that property values are about to skyrocket. The group, WE CARE 2, has stated publicly...
Attorney Links Vanity Plate to Ryan Gift Former Owner of '217' Sued State to Get It Back
Byline: Sean D. Hamill Daily Herald Staff Writer There's a big question bugging federal agents about the recent revelation that Drury Lane Theater owner Anthony DeSantis gave Gov. George Ryan $2,500 in 1997 and 1998 that ended up in his personal...
Back and Better Than Ever Aurora Christian Senior Guard Mark Corbin Is Determined Not to Let Injury Deny Him the Chance to Play in the Class A State Playoffs
Byline: Jim Silvestri Daily Herald Correspondent The Class A basketball tournament was rushing into the picture, and Aurora Christian's Mark Corbin wasn't going to miss a second of the big event. Two months before the Eagles were to begin play...
Barrington's Junior Varsity Responds; Fremd, Conan Display Skills
Some of Barrington's junior varsity girls gymnasts were called up to varsity to fill vacancies for injuries, but the team still had a good season. The Fillies finished 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the MSL West. They finished second in the Libertyville...
Basketball Previews
Byline: John Lemon, David Oberhelman and Kevin Schmit WEST SUBURBAN GOLD Addison Trail (15-7, 7-3) at Hinsdale South (5-17, 3-8) - Blazers update: Two losses last weekend came against the leader of the Silver (Downers North) and the Gold (Proviso...
Basketball Previews
Suburban Catholic Conference Tuesday's results nonconference Elk Grove 79, Driscoll 51 Today's games St. Edward at Marian C., 7:30 p.m. Driscoll at Marmion, 7:30 p.m. St. Francis at ACC, 7:30 p.m. Montini at Imm. Conc., 7:30...
Beer Vendor Contract for Glendale Hts. Fest Turns Politically Ugly
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer A relatively routine beer vendor contract for Glendale Heights' annual Summerfest exploded into political finger-pointing Thursday night. The fireworks detonated after Village President Ben Fajardo...
Belushi, Sacred Hearts to Shake, Rattle, Roll
Byline: Blythe Rainey-Cuyler Hemmens Cultural Center Manager The Hemmens Cultural Center is providing fun ways to chase away the February "blahs." On Feb. 10, we held a Latin Mardi Gras celebration, complete with elaborate costumes, exuberant...
Bensenville's Geils Still on Ballot
Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writer Bensenville Village President John Geils will remain a candidate in the April election after his opponent dropped a claim that the four-term incumbent lives in Oak Brook and not the village. Geils...
Bergman's 'Faithless' Uses Trust to Protray the Effects of Betrayal
Byline: Dann Gire The Swedish domestic drama "Faithless," which opens today at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, works on two levels, and works flawlessly on both. As a simple study in adultery, "Faithless" examines in exacting detail the corrosive...
Big Mac Attacks Blunted When Sewer Station Clogs
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer The company's current ad jingle aside, no one was smiling during Thursday's lunch hour at a northern Arlington Heights McDonald's. Diners were greeted by signs hanging on the doors announcing the fast-food...
Black History Stars in Saturday's Musical Comedy
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald Staff Writer Suburban residents who want to learn a little about African- American heritage won't have to trek out too far. A comedy contrasting former and new black entertainers and their peripheral culture...
Blonn Has More Fun as Warriors Hold off Glebrooks S
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Maine West coach Derril Kipp expected his team's regional-final game against Glenbrook South to be a tough one, but he didn't expect to have to go to his bench as early and as often as he did. ...
Bulldogs See Light at End of the Tunnel Youthful Area Teams Believe They Can Continue to Improve Next Year
Byline: Stan Goff Daily Herald Correspondent The Bulldogs fell to top-seeded Benet Academy in lopsided fashion on Monday in the first round of the Class AA St. Charles East sectional, yet coach Bill Kettering knows there is light at the end of the...
Cajun Capital Pandemonium Reigns as Mardi Gras Madness Takes over Crawdaddy Bayou during February
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer Four times a night (five on the weekend), perfect pandemonium breaks out at John Liautaud's place. Delighted diners leap to their feet, cheering and waving linen napkins over their heads as the...
Can Anyone Beat Stevenson?
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Three straight meets over 150. A 20-point victory at regionals, nearly 4 points ahead of the pack at the toughest sectional in the state. Six level 10 gymnasts. Seventeen state qualifiers....
Candidates Say Township Needs to Be More Visible
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer The need for greater awareness of Algonquin Township and its public services was projected Thursday night by candidates running for both township supervisor and township trustee. "When I was campaigning,...
Carmel Braces for Tough Finale
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer There won't be any rest for Carmel before the start of the state tournament. The Corsairs must face both St. Patrick and Marian Catholic in the next week and those teams are tied for...
Cary-Grove's Youngsters Notch a Regional Championship Trojans Outlast Jacobs, Will Meet Harlem in Sectional
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Sports Writer Pardon the pilfering of a once in-use marketing slogan. But those kids over at Cary-Grove certainly can play. A pair of outstanding efforts from sophomores Kate Bandur and Anna Ashley, along with...
Check out Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners on the Web
Byline: Stacey Cara Cohen Daily Herald Staff Writer Once again the Grammys are upon us, and once again the schizophrenic nature of the Grammy system shows itself. Joni Mitchell and Britney Spears in the same category? Bob Dylan and Nine Inch...
Choosing Long-Term Care Insurance Sun City Residents Weigh Their Options
Byline: Jim Wilson Daily Herald Staff Writer Arthur Smith and his wife, Phyllis, had been considering long- term care insurance for a couple years, when, in 1996, they decided not to put it off any longer. They purchased a joint policy that was...
COD Might Ask You to Chip in for Expansion Proposal Would Cost Many $50 or Less a Year
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer In what would be the first such request in 25 years, College of DuPage trustees might ask voters for a tax increase next year for a major campus expansion. The $120 million the college might seek...
College Update
North Central Men's basketball: The Cardinals (8-15, 2-10) welcomed defending CCIW champion Carthage to town on Saturday and fell behind 42-18 at halftime. North Central wound up losing 75-58 despite 22 points off the bench from Addison Trail graduate...
Colorful Bus Driver Stands out from the Crowd Children Enjoy His Funky Ties, Upbeat Attitude
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer Every morning before 6 a.m., while most people are just beginning to stir, about 300 bus drivers at Laidlaw's Schaumburg facility are hard at work, preparing to get the day off to a safe start for...
Councilman Lives Each Day like It's His Last Krause Says He Cuts through Bureaucracy
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer Growing up in Chicago, Doug Krause got a piece of advice from neighbor Lynn Vendetta: Treat your life like a banquet, and make sure you taste a little bit of everything. So in his 53 years, Krause...
Dawn of a New Era in Coaching Maine West Grad Smith Takes over Boys Basketball Program
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer Like many area high school athletes, Dawn Smith always knew she wanted to be a coach. That's exactly what the former Maine West all-area guard is doing today. The 24-year-old graduate of Lake...
Deadline to Buy Bricks for Veterans' Memorial Set for Thursday
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Those who want to purchase a $100 commemorative brick paver at the veterans memorial in Grayslake have until Thursday to reserve a brick so to be installed by the May 28 dedication ceremony. Construction...
Defense Propels Bears; Fillies Roll Lake Zurich Holds Corsairs to 11 Field Goals; Barrington's Richards Scores 32
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent For the last five years, Lake Zurich has had the top defensive team in the Fox Valley Conference. This season the Bears again had the top defense in the league, allowing just over 32 points per game....
Dist. 220 Panel Supports Cutting Bells, Whistles to Save Money
Byline: Bill O'Brien Daily Herald Staff Writer A building design committee is recommending that Barrington Unit District 220 eliminate a communal classroom concept from future elementary schools as a way to keep costs down, improve efficiency and...
Dist. 57 School Board Balks at Hiring Assistant Principals
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Consider it a matter of principal. Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 administrators Thursday proposed that the school board add an assistant principal at each of the district's elementary schools....
District 204's Tax Requests Could Be on April Ballot, Too
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer If voters don't approve one or both tax increase requests in the Indian Prairie school district on Feb. 27, the questions could reappear on the April 3 ballot. In November, Indian Prairie Unit District...
District Changes Summer School Tuition and Hours
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer With June still a few months away, Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 officials already know what they are doing for summer vacation. The school board recently approved specifics of the 2001...
Don't Talk and Drive in These Communities, Either More Towns Enact Laws Banning Cell Phone Use by Motorists
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Drivers in one New York county have been learning how to live without talking on their mobile phones in a moving vehicle since the beginning of the year. Suffolk County on Long Island has joined...
Early Derby Pick Could Pay off Later
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer Think you've got a sleeper for the Kentucky Derby? If so, now is the time to head over to your favorite parlor and place your bets. The first of three Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools is under...
East's Crawford Knows How to Make Sure Size Doesn't Matter
Byline: Joe Bush The word "big" is one of the most overused and misused in sports. It is used as a simile for "important," but of course its proper use is to describe tangible dimension. The word, used correctly, means nothing to St. Charles...
Editorials
Clinton's peculiar pardon Congress is still intent on investigating President Clinton's conduct, even after he is out of office. Only this time, Clinton can't claim the latest inquiry is blatantly politically motivated. He has managed to upset...
Elk Grove Showing Winning Toughness
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Elk Grove played arguably its worst game of the season against Bartlett on Dec. 21. The Grenadiers saw a 21-point halftime deficit grow into a 70-44 loss in the first round of the Jacobs Holiday...
'Fab' Freshmen Contribute to Stevenson's Success
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent In 1992, five freshmen entered the University of Michigan with plenty of hoopla. Three came in with tremendous publicity while the two others arrived from relative obscurity to become major contributors...
Fiery Garcia Comes Back to the Cold
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer At a time of year when us Midwestern snowbirds harbor dreams of dropping everything and heading West for a chance to dip our toes in the ocean and soak up some sun in Southern California, Matt Garcia...
Financed by an Angel Alumni Help Provide Investment Capital for Enterprising Students
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer The hottest trend in the field of teaching entrepreneurship is field experience as many schools are encouraging students to strike out on their own - sometimes with equity from alumni. The farming...
Finding a New Church Not an Easy Decision
Byline: Ollie Arseneau Have you ever put off something because it would require a little bit more time and effort than you wanted to give? We had to make some changes when we moved here, like finding new doctors, new banks, and last but not least,...
Fire District Rating Can Save You Money
Byline: Anna Johnson Thanks to building and staffing a second station, providing 24- hour service, additional training and purchasing an aerial truck, the Cary Fire Protection District recently received an improved Insurance Services Office rating....
Firefighters Fondly Remember Fernald
Byline: Mary Ellen Johnson John Fernald was a simple man. But thanks to his friends and co- workers at the Bloomingdale Fire Protection District, he will be remembered in a big way. For more than 20 years, Fernald dedicated himself to the Bloomingdale...
First-Time Hawk Bartlett's Stern Leads Contingent Downstate
Byline: Rich Carlson Daily Herald Sports Writer When the season began, Bartlett coach Chris Riley knew senior heavyweight John Stern had the ability to make it to the state tournament. Even Stern himself knew it. It was no surprise to either...
Flybanger's 'Headtrip' Leaves Them Grounded
Byline: Steve Marshall Flybanger's 'Headtrip to Nowhere' leaves them groundedSteve Marshall..Flybanger, "Headtrip to Nowhere," (Columbia) By simply signing with Columbia Records, Flybanger already has the distinction of being the biggest metal...
Former Chief Brings 33 Years' Experience to Write-In Campaign
Byline: Garry Winter Daily Herald Correspondent A former fire chief has decided to throw his hat into the ring the April 3 election, but in order to vote for him, you'll have to write him in. Fred Olson, retired Franklin Park fire chief, is running...
Former Frontman for Toad the Wet Sprocket Plays Schubas Saturday
Byline: Mark Guarino Music critic Glen Phillips with John Mayer, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $15 (773) 525-2508. Glen Phillips, former frontman of the California folk-pop band Toad the Wet Sprocket...
Former Police Officer Accused of Attempted Robbery in Elgin
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer A former Schaumburg police officer found himself behind bars Wednesday night after Elgin police arrested him in connection with the attempted robbery of a local business. Robert M. Hebein, 39,...
Former Saints Swimmer Sends Dauw a Message: Break My Record
Byline: Aaron Gabriel High School Sports Editor Though I've never met him, I feel like I know Casey Dauw. In case you haven't heard, he's one of the state's best swimmers. Only a junior at St. Charles East, he's favored to win the 500-yard freestyle...
Four Fire Players on U.S. National Team
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer If there is an America's team in Major League Soccer, it might just be the Chicago Fire. U.S. National team coach Bruce Arena named his 24-man squad for the first World Cup qualifying match against...
Fox Valley's Amenities Lure Residents to Sterling Manor
Byline: Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent - Price range: $280,000 to $330,000, single-family; $155,000 to $200,000, townhouses - Age of homes: 8 years old and less - Schools: Mill Creek Elementary, Geneva Middle and Geneva High schools...
Fremd Seniors Leave Home in Memorable Fashion
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer Fremd seniors Maggie Fontana, Katie Straka, Jenny Grimaldi, Jenny Jetel and Lynne Goehler kissed the floor in unison at center court after playing their final home game Thursday night in Palatine. ...
Friendships Abound in Battle for All-Around Title
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent When Stevenson's Lindsay Borkan was competing on beam at the Deerfield sectional last week, Warren's Ashley Alden and Glenbrook South's Alyson Cacciatore were standing nearby cheering her on. When...
From the Armed Services
Jason Adamiec, Lombard Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jason Adamiec, the son of Gloria and William Adamiec of Lombard, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary...
Get Rid of the Winter Blues with a Trip Downtown
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer Believe it or not, the Windy City is actually a cool place for a midwinter excursion. That's especially true now that a number of Chicago's cultural, entertainment and dining hot spots have teamed...
Getting Healthy Is the Key for East's Beamish
Byline: Mike Considine Daily Herald Sports Writer It has been a good-news, bad-news week for St. Charles East senior Laura Beamish. On the plus side, Beamish learned that she was an at-large state qualifier in floor exercise, in addition to being...
Getting out & About
Trace the rich legacies of Chicago's neighborhoods through the experiences of the people who live there in "Out of the Loop: Neighborhood Voices," a new exhibition at the Chicago Historical Society in downtown Chicago. "Out of the Loop: Neighborhood...
Get to Know Your Neighbors for Your Own Safety
Byline: Jim Wilson Everyone seems normal until you get to know them. Let's think about that one. That was a joke I read on the Internet a while back, but is it really funny? I was amazed how his longtime friend thought that Robert Pickett was...
Girls Basketball Crowd Still Gathering
Byline: Dave Miller It's slowly rising. Like filling a pool with a garden hose. Attendance at girls basketball games is on the rise. Not that gyms are suddenly overflowing with fans, but I've noticed more people turning out to watch the girls....
Girl's Loved Ones Focus on a Happy Life
Byline: Shruti Date Daily Herald Staff Writer Yasmeen "Yassy" Qutub never asked her parents for a pretty little pony. She and her twin, Ahlia, asked their parents for a tough horse, despite their petite statures. Yasmeen was so thin, at 5'4"...
Go All out for Mardi Gras with Special Dinners and Celebrations
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer Looking to enjoy a last hurrah before Lent? You won't have a hard time finding a place to celebrate, not with Mardi Gras (or Carnavale as it is known in the Southern hemisphere) in full swing. ...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS MCC's Travelogue series on Sunday focuses on Italy McHenry County College continues its Travelogue Series 2000-2001 at 3 p.m. Sunday, with film "Italy" with Dwayne Merry. See the Circus Maximus where crowds of 300,000 used to watch...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS District 102 schools get new phone numbers to help 911 All District 102 schools, offices, and staff members have new phone numbers, so that Buffalo Grove 911 Center will be able to identify the exact location of any emergency call....
Good Morning, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont!
THE BRIEFS Des Plaines, Boomer's reaches settlement in liquor license flap Des Plaines is forgiving about $7,000 in court-related costs for revoking Boomer's Tap's liquor license in exchange for Boomer's officials dropping their effort to get...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS The Daily Herald is on the move to new Elgin office building today The Daily Herald Elgin office is on the move - well, down the street, anyway. After almost six years in its current location, the staff is moving today to a larger...
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS Legendary model trains to roll into Schaumburg library Monday Model train enthusiasts may want to chug on over to the Schaumburg Township District Library to see "Lionel's Legendary Hudsons" from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Rasmussen...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS Streamwood Park District program guide is on the way Residents can start looking for the Streamwood Park District's spring/summer 2001 program brochures. The brochures will be mailed to homes Feb. 22 to 24. The program lottery begins...
Grand Jury Indicts Son on Charges of Murdering Mom, Causing Crash
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer A grand jury in McHenry County issued a 12-count indictment Thursday accusing Charles E. Platcher of murdering his mother and trying to kill her longtime boyfriend last month. Platcher, 28, was...
Group Effort Will Take Naperville North Far
Byline: Bob Uphues Daily Herald Correspodent There are some teams that win simply on the strength of one or two remarkable individuals. Then there are teams like Naperville North, which win because they simply overwhelm opponents as a team. While...
Guide Dog, Owner to Show Their Partnership
Byline: Debbie Long Participants in the Winter Chautauqua can learn about one of the more interesting jobs around: that of being a service animal. Leah Gerlach, program coordinator at Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation, will offer insight...
Gymnastics Previews
2000-2001 IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet Where: Palatine High School When: Today, 12:30 p.m. - Team and preliminary individual vault and uneven bars. Today, 6:30 p.m. - Team and preliminary individual balance beam and floor exercise. Saturday,...
Hampshire Rejects Bid to Increase Impact Fees
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Hampshire officials defeated by a narrow margin Thursday night a measure to substantially boost developer impact fees. In a tie vote broken by Mayor William Schmidt, the board decided against...
Harper Women's Team Attracts Attention from College Coaches
Byline: Kevin Shepke Daily Herald Correspondent The Harper College women's basketball team's play has been turning heads of midwestern four-year colleges this season. Harper, now 17-8 overall and 4-2 in the North Central Community College, has...
Having Fun Is Always Stevenson's No. 1 Goal
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent The Stevenson Patriots have qualified to state five times in the last six years and each time their goal has been the same - not finishing in last place. They may have to revise that goal this...
Hersey a Force in Wrestling
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent CHAMPAIGN - After an uncertain future headed into the season, Hersey's wrestling team has really proven itself as an elite group this winter. While the Huskies were projected to have a good shot...
Hersey Pulls off Big Rally
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent It wasn't the type of stuff best suited for the Mission Impossible cast ... but Hersey was in a bit of trouble Thursday night. Getting battered on the boards, failing to convert free throws and...
Hoffman, Conant Try to Regain Form
Byline: Pete Sampson Daily Herald Sports Writer The battle for Hoffman Estates held a lot more luster the first time around. When the Hawks and Cougars met back on Jan. 19, it was a battle to stay in the Mid-Suburban West race with Schaumburg...
Home Repair Fraud Again Top Consumer Complaint
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer Home repair fraud remained the bane of consumers last year, topping the Illinois attorney general's annual list of complaints statewide. Consumers last year filed 22,303 complaints of all kinds...
Huskies Duo Glad to Be Back
Byline: Ken Tillotson Daily Herald Correspondent This wasn't exactly the route to the state meet Naperville North teammates Shannon O'Brien and Lindsey Mochel envisioned at the start of the season. After losing just one senior from last year's...
Idea: Toll Discounts for Not Speeding
Byline: Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Staff Writer He doesn't fear God, but atheist Rob Sherman fears for his life on Illinois highways. Sherman, a Buffalo Grove resident known for his fights for church and state separation, also is an activist...
Illinois DNR's Manning Rumored for Federal Job
Byline: Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer Backroom scuttlebutt abounds. Whether something materializes in the coming weeks regarding Illinois' director of Natural Resources packing his bags is anyone's guess. I know the rumor mill...
Impact Player Williams Points the Way for Never-Say-Die Illini
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - No Illinois running back ever hit a stone wall harder than the one Frank Williams slammed into. The Illini guard lay face down on the Assembly Hall boards Tuesday night after the collision,...
Injuries Mount Already for Cubs
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. - The injury bug has bitten two Cubs pitchers already. On top of that, manager Don Baylor sent pitcher Kerry Wood home Thursday morning because Wood has been suffering from a stomach...