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 28, 2003

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2002-03 All-Area Team
Anna Ashley Cary-Grove Trojans' senior guard shot her way into the school history books with 43 3-pointers, which gave her 133 for her career, an all-time school record. Averaged 10.5 points per game for 22-6 team that finished third in Fox Valley...
50 Cent's Piece Eminem Calls Him 'The Total Package.' He's Got Dr. Dre in His Corner. Now the Blockbuster Rapper Looks to His Past
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic 50 Cent certainly has the hardcore credentials to be the hot new rapper. He came to music after a background in drug dealing and violence; he was once shot nine times. Translating his history into...
A Closer Look Arboretum Activities Help Kids Understand World Ecosystems
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer There's more to the humble seed than meets the eye, Lisle Unit District 202 second-graders learned Wednesday. In a program sponsored by the Morton Arboretum, Tate Woods Elementary School students put...
After a Snowfall in Israel, Finally Some Warmth
Byline: Chaya Gil As news of the rare snowstorm that blanketed parts of Israel with a foot of snow made the rounds, I was struck by the similar theme running through the reporting of the event. "In the streets of West Bank cities," Reuters wrote,...
Aging Athletes, Filmmakers Keep Going for the Gold
Byline: Ted Cox The Olympic torch being trotted across a panoramic landscape; world leaders standing erect at the Opening Ceremony; tales of athletes prevailing thanks to the devotion of their families: From the first words spoken by familiar narrator...
Airline Industry Troubles Won't Deter AAR Corp
Byline: Holden Frith Medill News Service Finding an optimistic voice in the flying business has been a thankless task in recent months, but air service provider AAR Corp. is doing its best to find a silver lining amid the darkest cloud ever to engulf...
Algonquin Holding on Dispatch Center
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer At least some Algonquin officials seemed to like a plan to join two other area communities in forming a regional dispatch center, but they're reserving final judgment until they hear from one...
'Amandla!' Lets Viewers Experience How It Felt to Be Black in South Africa
Byline: Dann Gire Three reviews - with an Irish chaser! "Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony" tells the story of South African black resistance to apartheid. Instead of merely giving us a report on what happened - as average documentaries...
AMC Special Honors Dezel Washington
Byline: Ted Cox Remotely interesting: It might seem a little premature for Denzel Washington to receive a career retrospective, but that doesn't keep AMC from presenting "Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute"...
Archdiocese Raises Record $220 Million
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer The Archdiocese of Chicago has raised a record $220 million through a special one-time, multi-year fund-raising project, officials announced Thursday. The donations, which came as a part of an ongoing...
Author Continues Crusade for Bias-Free Education
Byline: Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writer When Darwin Walton started teaching English as a Second Language more than 30 years ago, she discovered something. There were no textbooks that made significant mention of the many contributions...
Awe, Rackow Give Whips Plenty in Reserve
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent In his first 15 seasons, Hampshire girls basketball coach Milt Awe never had the luxury of a deep bench. In fact, in the late 1990s there were times when Awe found himself rather lonesome on the...
Barrington Reaches Scholastic Cup Final
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent After beating Bartlett in the quarterfinals, Barrington faced a familiar opponent in the semifinals of the 2003 Scholastic Cup hockey playoffs. Schaumburg reached the semifinals against the Broncos...
Barrington Reaches Scholastic Cup Final
Byline: Jonathan Schoenberg Daily Herald Correspondent After qualifying for the Scholastic Cup playoffs for the first time in team history, Barrington is now one win away from making that lengthy wait worthwhile. Following the Broncos' 6-3 win...
Bartlett Group Trying to Gather Residents'support for Leaving U-46
Byline: Sue Ter Maat Daily Herald Staff Writer About 100 people packed the Bartlett Library Thursday night for a meeting held by a newly formed school reform group that is promoting disconnection from Elgin Area School District U-46. Parents...
Basketball Previews
Lake Park (20-5, 10-3) at Neuqua Valley (21-4, 10-3) Lancers update: Coach Dan Batka saw their role as spoilers in the Upstate Eight race, but after Tuesday's upset of Neuqua Valley by last-place Streamwood, a win tonight coupled with a Waubonsie...
Basketball Previews
Batavia Coach: Chad Hillman. 2002-03: 11-17, 5-5 for fourth place in the Suburban Prairie Red. Lost to West Chicago in the Class AA St. Charles East regional semifinals. Who's coming back: Karen Nilles, Jr.; Meagan Bryson, Jr., Anya Mitchell,...
Best & Brightest
- Jamie Ramsden, daughter of Bruce and Diane Ramsden of Palatine, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Monmouth College for achieving at least a 3.667 grade point average on a four-point scale. She is a senior education major. -...
Blagojevich Cuts Pricey Board Jobs
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Rod Blagojevich slashed 11 state boards Thursday and called on lawmakers to eliminate even more, saying the boards have become a haven for political cronies. The governor...
Bond Is Increased for Man Charged in Overdose Death
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer The man charged in connection with the drug overdose death of a Barrington teen had his bond increased Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court. Officials said Paul Hoerer, 28, tested positive...
Buried Alive HBO's 'Six Feet Under' Returns to Smother Its Most Compelling Characters
Byline: Ted Cox Daily Herald TV/Radio Columnist How appropriate for the writers and producers of HBO's "Six Feet Under" to take a good thing and try to ruin it. It's just the sort of behavior typical of the show's characters. The fine premium-cable...
Cabaret Hits Naperville as Saloff Opens Series
Byline: Barbara Vitello Spider Saloff inaugurates a new cabaret series beginning Wednesday at Crossroads Theater, 22 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The award-winning cabaret salutes the Oscars, showcasing music from Academy Award-nominated films...
Callahan's 'Poolhall Junkies' Misses Cues from Better Billiards Films
Byline: Keir Graff Daily Herald Correspondent "Poolhall Junkies" out of four Opens today Written by Chris Corso and Mars Callahan. Produced by Karen Beninati, Vincent Newman and David Peters. Directed by Mars Callahan. A Gold Circle Films...
Carr Beats Buzzer ... UIC Beats Loyola
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer From the start, it was clear Thursday's game between Illinois- Chicago and Loyola would be decided at the end. The intense cross-town rivalry came down to a buzzer-beating shot by UIC's Aaron Carr,...
Cary Candidates Differ Little on Village's Direction Economic Director Post Brings Some Division
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer This election for Cary residents may feel like a blessing, or a curse. The difference will be whether voters appreciate or dislike the four candidates vying for three Cary trustee seats, because...
Cary Youths to Compete in All-Star Tournament
Byline: Suzanne Corr It is going to be an all star weekend in Cary. Running through Sunday about 1,600 Cary area boys and girls in grades kindergarten through eighth grade will be playing an all-star tournament sponsored by the Cary Basketball Association....
Center of Attention Media Won't Let Baker Be as Rain Washes out Cubs-Giants Spring-Training Game
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - When it rained, it poured Thursday: showers and media members. Cubs manager Dusty Baker had an easier time dodging the big raindrops that fell on Scottsdale Stadium than he did...
Central Advances after OT Thriller Both Schools Pack Gym to Cheer for Their Favorites
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer The Naperville Central Redhawks girls basketball team escaped its wild Class AA sectional final Thursday against Neuqua Valley with its perfect record still intact. The Redhawks beat the Wildcats...
Challengers Claim Council Needs New Faces, Ideas
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer Voters heading to the polls in April will have to decide one thing first and foremost - whether change in Prospect Heights can come from within. Most candidates seeking election are campaigning on...
Club Demands Create State Gap Academy Gymnasts Make Difference for Area Teams
Byline: T. J. Brown Daily Herald Correspondent What was the difference between the eighth-place team and the first-place team at the girls gymnastics state tournament? Sandburg finished nearly 14 points behind Stevenson, who wrapped up its third...
Conant Hopes to Keep Rolling
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent As the new season got under way for John Kane's Conant wrestling team, there was concern that the brutal early schedule would do more harm than good. Fast-forward three months later, and Kane looks...
Concert to Unite Students, Audience
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer You might end up sitting on the floor at a North Central College concert on Tuesday, but wherever you sit, you'll gain a new perspective. The "Music Unites: Rhythm and Soul" concert will feature...
Could Channel 2 Be Burns'next Stop?
Byline: Ted Cox Daily Herald TV/Radio Columnist No sooner did February sweeps end with WLS-TV Channel 7 back on top in the 10 p.m. news race, than the ABC affiliate was rocked with a major defection. Channel 7 announced Thursday that Diann Burns...
Daubach Knows Making Roster Doesn't Come Easy
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. - Barring injury or a freak development, Brian Daubach will make the White Sox' 25-man roster this spring. He's just not taking any chances. "You never know," said Daubach, who signed...
Daze to Miss Weekend Games
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA - Eric Daze needed to be hospitalized Wednesday because of the infection in his right ankle. "We're looking at a minimum of three days," general manager Mike Smith said Thursday. ...
Deal Would Let Lake Zurich Residents Use YMCA's Pool
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake Zurich residents might get their wish for a community pool fulfilled sooner than imagined. The Foglia YMCA hopes to strike a deal with the village that could be mutually beneficial. Officials...
Developer Says Village Is Asking Too Much and Pulls Plans for Sleepy Hollow
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer A controversial commercial development proposal for Sleepy Hollow is now off the drawing board. Mercedes Builders & Development of Chicago has withdrawn its proposal to develop the Michalski property...
Digger's 'Keystone' Simply Bubblegum Punk
Byline: Evan Thorne Digger, "Keystone" (Hopeless Records) Hopeless Records is in itself a paradox - a popular underground record label. And Digger is one of its oldest, most respectable bands. Certainly Digger's early work was some of the best...
Disability Can't Slow Student's Ambition
Byline: Don Latrofa Glenbard North High School Columnist Glenbard North High School student Angela Bosonac is a living miracle. As a result of being born three months early, Angela has cerebral palsy. She's well-known around school, where she...
Disappointed Miller Doesn't Believe He Was Treated Fairly
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer A disillusioned Jim Miller says he would have appreciated a little more patience from the Bears before they released him Wednesday during the middle of his rehabilitation from rotator cuff surgery. ...
Dist. 203's Next Leader Already Making His Mark
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer Alan Leis won't take over as Naperville school superintendent until July, but he'll have a lot on his plate in the coming months. Thursday was evidence of that. The day after the Naperville Unit...
Dist. 211 Cancels Student Foreign Trips to Play It Safe Board Says Potential Military Action Poses Too Much Danger to Young Travelers
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer With a potential war with Iraq looming, the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board is taking precautions to help ensure its students' safety. The board voted Thursday to cancel...
Dist. 25 Hopefuls Agree on Many Issues
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer What do you say about a candidates forum in which none of the challengers had anything bad to say about the incumbents? Maybe Arlington Height's Elementary District 25's "Character Counts" program for...
Donkeys Headed to High School
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer Donkey basketball is coming back to Grant Community High School. Grant Community High School officials said donkey basketball will return to the high school gymnasium, 285 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake, at...
Duke Hospital Criticism Misplaced; Errors Inevitable in Health Care
Byline: Jack Mabley Notes & Comment: - If I needed medical care for anything from wax in my ear to a heart transplant, I wouldn't hesitate to go to the hospital at Duke University. The hospital and university have suffered a public relations...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Prosecutor seeks answers: Amid complaints from victims' families, DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett said Thursday he is investigating why state prison officials didn't inform him and others of the early release of a man convicted of killing...
E. Charles Upton
E. Charles Upton a lifelong resident of Wheaton Funeral services for E. Charles Upton, 77, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. The Rev. Douglas Brouwer will officiate. Born Feb. 6, 1926, in Chicago,...
Editorials
Seek solutions to malpractice premium mess Insurers blame trial lawyers, and trial lawyers blame the insurance industry - none of which helps the physicians whose medical malpractice premiums are spiraling out of control. Four hundred doctors...
Elgin Turns 149, Looks Forward to Next Year
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer Today's a special day for Elgin, but probably not quite as special as the day one year from now. Yes, it's Elgin's 149th birthday today. And that, of course, means the City to Watch is just 365...
Ellett's Presence One of the Several Intangibles for Hampshire
Byline: John Radtke NORMAL - Most coaches will tell you the second time they get Downstate they know how to do things. They'll also tell you they don't do them quite the same as they did the first time around - especially if that first time resulted...
Even for Bears, This Is a Leap
Byline: Barry Rozner This isn't about loyalty. Let's not kid ourselves, because there is no loyalty in football. You're a piece of meat, and when they think you're overdone, you're tossed out with the garbage. That's most of pro sports, by...
Everyone's Goal Tonight the Same: Get Momentum
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick Daily Herald Sports Writer With no conference titles to play for in tonight's regular- season finales, Tri-Cities teams are all thinking about playoff momentum. With Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles East and St. Charles...
Famed Author to Speak at Event
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Dave Pelzer, Pulitzer Prize nominee and New York Times best- selling author of "A Child Called 'It': One Child's Courage to Survive," will speak Saturday during Parent University at Middle School...
Family Sues West Chicago over Raid Code Enforcement Found 12 in House
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer A West Chicago family is suing the city over a pre-dawn code- enforcement raid they say humiliated them, terrified their children and violated their Constitutional rights. The suit, claiming search...
Five Minutes with Two Sun City Neighbors
Byline: Gail Cohen Daily Herald Correspondent Picture this: Wedding guests, dressed to the nines, stream into the Highland Park Presbyterian Church. It's Feb. 1, 1958. The occasion? Evening nuptials uniting Sue Leonard and Kenneth Issel. ...
Forever Bix Festival Hosted by Suburban Man Honors Jazz Great Beiderbecke on His 100th Birthday
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer The scoop What: A Tribute to Bix Where: Marriott Hotel, Racine, Wis. When: Today, Saturday and Sunday Tickets: Prices vary, depending on event Phone: (847) 362-4016 If he were still...
Former Local Stars Boost NIU
Byline: Jeff Bartl Special to the Daily Herald The paths of Anthony Maestranzi and Marcus Smallwood have run in opposite directions at times in their basketball lives. And even though the two former Upstate Eight Conference standouts have taken...
Fort Sheridan Blends Homes, History in New a Town
Byline: Beth Gorr Daily Herald Correspondent Price range: $385,000 to $2 million Age of homes: 3 to 4 years Schools: Oak Terrace Elementary and Northwood Middle schools in North Shore Elementary District 112 and Highland Park High School in...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Shop til you drop: The Davis Elementary School PTO gently used clothing, equipment and toy sale is today and Saturday. The hours are from 3 to 8 p.m. today and 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the school, 1125 S. Seventh St., St. Charles. Profits from the...
From Ashes of Bellini's Developer Plans Two Restaurants in Libertyville
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer Servers might be dishing out country skillets instead of pasta dishes if an ambitious plan for a prominent Libertyville corner comes to pass. The doors closed weeks ago at Bellini's Italian Restaurant...
Gaming Board Says It Doesn't Expect a New Casino Soon
Byline: Joseph Ryan Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Gaming Board officials told lawmakers Thursday the gambling revenue windfall they are hoping for from a new riverboat and the auctioning of the last casino license may not happen...
Gargano Family Just Can't Let Go of Restaurant Business
Byline: Kim Mikus The Gargano family is addicted to the restaurant business. When the family sold its successful Italian eatery in Northbrook, they agreed it was time to put the restaurant business behind them. That didn't last long. A year...
Generosity to Warm Marklund Residents
Byline: Tona Kunz Teaching second-graders to help others isn't as easy as it sounds. The value of collecting coins to feed children in far off places can be hard for children who don't pay the grocery bills to wrap their minds around. They know...
Go Figure: For Panthers' Nicoline Good Things Come in 3's
Byline: Joe Aguilar The numbers are complex. Mind-blowing. Pass the calculator - and the aspirin. Sure, Round Lake senior Jimbo Nicoline might make it look easy, but you try. You try doing what he does, explaining the numbers. There's a 3....
Good Athletes Look at Failure as Source of Valuable Information
Byline: Bob Frisk Although the skills of our best high school players obviously make good copy for this newspaper, there's something else that makes a young athlete very special. However, you won't read about it on these pages when the competition...
Grammy Highlights Include Barenboim's 'Best Opera Recording' Win
Byline: Bill Gowen The classical music division of the Grammy Awards often goes unnoticed amid the hype and glitz accorded the numerous popular- music divisions of the annual event. After all, of the 104 categories listed in the 45th Grammy Awards,...
Gurnee Schools Again Offering Phased-In Tax Rate Increase
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Gurnee Elementary District 56 board members are making a second try at dangling a carrot they hope will cause voters to bite on a proposed tax increase in April. If a 50-cent boost in the education...
Hampshire Relaxed - and Ready
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer NORMAL - Relaxed, excited and ready to get on with the business at hand. That was the mood of the Hampshire girls basketball team here Thursday afternoon as the Whip-Purs went through their shootaround...
Hanks Hits the Road in Violent Gangster Tale
Byline: Jeff Tuckman Daily Herald Correspondent The following video titles arrive at local stores this week: "Road to Perdition" 1/2 (2002, DreamWorks, 119 minutes, Rated R-violence, language; no suggested retail; also available on DVD) ...
Harper Wrestlers Begin National Title Quest Today
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The Harper wrestling team's biggest challenge of the season begins this morning. How the Hawks wrestle today and Saturday in Rochester, Minn., will determine whether their goal of winning the third...
Hawks Continue Their Downward Spiral Sutter Tries to Think Positive
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA - When it comes to size, speed and skill, the Blackhawks are no match for the Philadelphia Flyers. They're no match for anyone these days. In a season that just keeps getting worse,...
Health Workers Slow to Get Smallpox Vaccine
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer President Bush may not have had qualms about getting a smallpox vaccination to prepare for bioterrorism attacks, but many health workers do. Lake County health officials are finding it difficult...
Hedge Brothers Will Make State Meet a Family Affair
Byline: Jonathan Schoenberg Daily Herald Correspondent A veteran of two state meets, Libertyville junior David Hedge is preparing to take something new to this year's meet, which takes place today and Saturday at New Trier. No, not a lucky towel...
Henk's Timing Perfect for D-C
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent Beckee Henk had a good feeling when the ball left her hands. Henk's 5-foot turnaround shot which swished perfectly through the net off a perfect lob pass from Angela Cerrito with 2.5 seconds left gave...
Hoiberg Finding Life Very Hectic These Days
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Fred Hoiberg's life has gotten hectic from all sides this week. His wife, Carol, is pregnant with twin boys. Their original due date is in mid-April, but the pregnancy has reached the stage where...
Hopefuls See Future Reviving Rt. 25
Byline: Naomi Dillon Daily Herald Staff Writer As much as it has served to ferry motorists through town, routes 31 and 25 have been avenues of commercial development in Carpentersville, economic bedrocks of concrete. But while the road running...
How Schaumburg Park District Can Help Employees Relax
Byline: Pat Casler Daily Herald Correspondent In today's business climate of layoffs and budget cuts, smart managers realize the importance of providing their employees with health and wellness programs and stress relief activities that are fun...
Huntley High School Band Hits High Note at Jazz Festival
Byline: Diane Ayers Often the best invitations are those you least expect. There I was Saturday morning, looking out the kitchen window on a cold, gray day. Ensconced in his recliner, my husband, Rusty, busily perused the prep scores in the...
Huskies Hit Skids at Home
Byline: David Oberhelman and Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writers When Naperville North emerged from the Waubonsie Valley holiday tournament with an 11-1 record, coach Mark Lindo was cautiously optimistic. Lindo loved the great start, but...
In Death Penalty Cases, Timing Has Been Everything
Byline: Dave Orrick Illinois' death row is no longer empty, following a Coles County jury sentencing Anthony B. Mertz to die for the 2001 sexual assault and murder of Shannon McNamara, a 21-year-old Rolling Meadows native who was attending Eastern...
Interim City Manager Ready to Return to His Regular Duties
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz & Kara Spak Elgin City Council members this week thanked interim City Manager Femi Folarin for his nearly year-and-a-half acting as the city's top administrator. Folarin's last council meeting in that post was Wednesday...
It's Mardi Gras Madness at Many Local Restaurants
Byline: Arlene Arends Daily Herald Staff Writer Here's what's happening on the Chicago-area dining scene: Celebrate Mardi Gras Hurricane predicted in Lincolnshire: Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Cajun way at Flatlander's, 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire....
It's Not about the Numbers in Arizona, Sox Know Their Pitchers Will Struggle
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. - The White Sox' pitching staff might want to take a deep, collective breath this morning. It's time to throw batting practice. The Sox open Cactus League play against the Diamondbacks...
Jet Propelled Martial-Arts Star Gives Low-Brow Action Comedy Its Only Kick
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "Cradle 2 the Grave" 1/2 out of four Opens today Written by John O'Brien and Channing Gibson. Produced by Joel Silver. Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. A Warner Bros. release. Rated R (violence,...
Jurors Had Hard Time Keeping Images of Shannon out of Minds
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer Michael Bonic couldn't stop the images of the young woman's mutilated body from invading his sleep. The visions dominated his life days before Bonic and 11 other downstate jurors sentenced Anthony...
Just What Is It? Hauptschein Drama Pleases, but It's Hard to Categorize
Byline: Jack Helbig Daily Herald Correspondent Chances are you have never heard of Chicago playwright David Hauptschein. But you should. Not because he's about to become this town's next David Mamet or Neil LaBute, but because he writes some of...
Kaneland Adds Chicago Radio Star to Its Hall of Fame
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer In the middle of the Eric and Kathy Show on FM 101.9 The Mix, the phone line started flashing. Eric Ferguson, part of one of Chicago's most recognizable radio duos, wasn't about to pick up, even as...
Kids' Spare Change Adds Up to a Big Chunk of Charity
Byline: Patrick Waldron The students at Haines Middle School kept up their fund-raising tradition again this year, collecting nearly $2,000 for medical research. Organized by student council members, the various middle school teams (made up of...
Komaromy Sings Praises of His Victorious Chargers
Byline: Travis Miller ANTIOCH - Dundee-Crown coach Joe Komaromy did not want any part of the celebratory mosh pit in the minutes following the Chargers' 58-56 win in the final of the Class AA Antioch sectional. Instead, Komaromy sat in a chair...
Lake Park Celebrates Sectional Title
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer The first goal was conference. "But we didn't win that," said Lake Park coach Lisa Smith. "So then we said, 'let's win 20 games.' " That happened and then came the big stuff. "We said, 'let's...
Lake Zurich School Board Picks Controversial Boundary Plan Some Parents Upset with Decision They Say Won't Fix District's Inherent Problems
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake Zurich school officials approved new boundaries for District 95's soon to be six elementary schools Thursday night. The vote was 5-2 for the recommended plan, which has been a source...
Latest Key West Angling Adventure Has Great Flavor
Byline: Mike Jackson KEY WEST, Fla. - In that I haven't seen a piscatorial traffic jam in over 20 years, I had trouble keeping my mouth closed as the result of what I was watching. It was total amazement as I observed hundreds of large tarpon...
Legislation on Gay Rights Clears Key Senate Hurdle
Byline: Anne Marie Tavella Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - In a symbolic victory for gay rights supporters, a proposal banning discrimination against gays and lesbians passed a Senate committee Thursday after years of being blocked. The...
Lessard's a Hit against Aeros
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer Wolves forward Francis Lessard put on a show Saturday against Houston with a pair of heavyweight victories over Aeros forward Shawn Legault. The first occurred three minutes into the game after...
Lessons with Latitude Mideast Connections Help Make History More Relevant for Kids
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer Mary Maloney's kids were amazed the first time they saw Turkey on a map. "They started laughing," the third-grade teacher said, "I had to tell them this is not the wild animal." They were such...
Little Shot Big for Chargers Layup with 2.3 Seconds to Play by D-C Stuns Grayslake 58-56 in Antioch Championship
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent One of the most forgotten shots in basketball with the high- flying dunks and long 3-pointers is the layup. It doesn't draw highlights on ESPN or the front page of a magazine, but the layup, or short...
Making Big Impact Bagley Has Harper's Program Headed in Right Direction
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent Fortunately for Harper College men's basketball coach John Bagley, athletics director Susan Overland does not hold a grudge. Overland, still wincing at the memory, vividly remembers how Bagley was...
Mold Is More Than a Pesky Problem
Byline: Shweta Govindarajan Medill News Service Mold is just mold - or is it? Sure, the blackish line running along the edges of your tub may seem like a pesky Saturday morning cleaning ritual at most, mold growth is an all-season problem that can...
Mooseheart Faces Another Suit over Abuse
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer Another of Jonathan Scott's victims is suing Mooseheart Child City over abuse that took place at the campus near Batavia. Scott, a former house parent at Mooseheart, pleaded guilty earlier this...
Morello, Cornell Drive Audioslave's Live Hooks
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic Due to its heavy rhythm section and the chainsaw guitar riffs of Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine was a band that drew inevitable comparisons to Led Zeppelin. That parallel is complete now that...