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 June 22, 2003

Act of War Victory Highlights Prairie State Festival
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association will honor Ron DiCicilia's Crown's Way Farm as the 2002 champion Illinois breeder in September at Lexington, Ky. DiCicilia and his brother Gene Cilio...
A New Mayor in Elgin Rocked the Boat in 1903
Byline: Jerry Turnquist A new Elgin mayor was elected in a landslide election in 1903 and major changes followed in the wake. Also making news 100 years ago was a Cary bank robbery with a local connection, changes in child-labor laws that affected...
As Community Center, Old School Is Still a Place of Learning
Byline: Denise Perry Donavin Is it difficult for you to imagine the Elburn-Countryside Community Center as a high school? It's not for Clara Stonecipher, who graduated from the school in 1934 and still works at the building as a volunteer/director...
A Slew of Women Pumped to Compete in Today's Triathlon
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer If the streets seem a little crowded this morning, it might be the 2,500 women swimming, biking and running through downtown Naperville. They're competing in the Reebok Women's Triathlon, an event...
A Walk to Remember 'Peanut' Walk Held to Honor Wauconda Woman Who Was Killed by Drunken Driver
Byline: Natasha Rotstein Daily Herald Staff Writer Remember Theresa Stanley. That's why friends and relatives wore matching shirts commemorating her life prior to the third annual Peanut Walk For Life on Saturday. Chester and Cathy Stanley,...
Bad Times Are Good for Some Attorneys Bankruptcy Lawyers Are in Demand as Companies Struggle
Byline: Alison Ahmoye Medill News Service The downturn in the economy has meant an upswing in job openings for lawyers in bankruptcy law. A specialty that didn't seem very glamorous is getting a lot of attention. "You don't grow up pining to...
Baseball Road Trips Make Your Next Vacation a Grand Slam
Byline: Randy Mink Daily Herald Correspondent As baseball fans, we're lucky enough to live just outside Chicago, one of only two U.S. cities - the other being New York - with two major-league teams. Yet, every summer our family embarks on a road...
Births
Condell Medical Center - Taylor Nicole Mueller, April 24 to Leslie L. Lutz and Jeremy Mueller, Twin Lakes, Wis. Sister of Tricia Smith. Grandparents: Jeffrey R. Lutz and Carol Lutz, Cape Coral, Fla.; Frances Lutz and Cliff Kavis, Kenosha, Wis.;...
Blooming Yarrow Can Easily Become a Summer Favorite
Byline: Sandra Schweitzer The Planter's Palette Do you have yarrow in your garden yet? If so, you already know the delights of this easy, pleasing plant. If not, I implore you to read on and you will begin to discover the many wonderful attributes...
Buffalo Grove Woman Wins Leadership Award
Byline: Lyn J. Kearns Daily Herald Correspondent "I always get more out of my volunteer work than I give," said Judy Alex, who was awarded the 17th annual Hadassah Leadership Award in May. The Hadassah Leadership Award honors members whose leadership...
Butterflies Flutter Blissfully in Improved Garden
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Seven-year-old Brooke Cunningham likes butterflies, so she plans to help plant butterfly-attracting foliage at her step- grandmother's house in Downers Grove. She knows her plan will work, because she...
Candy Wins over Kids at Parade
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer Jeremy Roman, 8, and Kevin Welsh, 12, buddies from South Elgin, had a plan when they set up their lawn chairs just before noon Saturday for the Gilberts Days parade. They came early to get a prime...
Check out New Hotels and Restaurants
Byline: Jane Lasky Business Travel Report For a change of pace in a city where geography is relative, Las Vegas will soon welcome the Cayman Islands to its cavalcade of themed resorts. Slated to debut this summer, the Westin Casuarina Hotel &...
Church Welcomes New Shepherd Meet St. Gall Priest at Masses Today
Byline: Denise Perry Donavin Daily Herald Correspondent The new pastor of St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn is eager to start his service in the growing parish. "I am looking forward to the opportunity to get to know people of St. Gall's, and...
Cool's in for Summer Lutheran Church of the Master Program Shows Kids That Sundays Can Be Fun
Byline: Nancy Luebke Daily Herald Correspondent With Summer Sunday's Cool at Lutheran Church of the Master in Carol Stream, parents and youngsters are enjoying their Sundays a lot more at the church, 580 Kuhn Road, Carol Stream. This plan brings...
DuPage Collegians
- Alan Scott of Addison received the Honors Scholar medal from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. The medal recognizes high academic achievement in a minimum number of honors classes taken at the school. - Brooke Baier, daughter of Kristen and...
Editorials
Deciding what's fit for kids to watch When it comes to deciding what books or movies are appropriate for children to read or watch, parents are the best arbiters. The Bloomingdale Public Library certainly believes this, as reflected in a new...
Editorials
Reminder to seek the rest of the story As the result of near-daily instruction, newspapers know well the dangers of jumping to conclusions and not peeking beneath the surface of every claim. But a couple of Kane County-related news stories last...
Editorials
Boards need clear policies on e-mail E-mail has revolutionized communication, in most ways for the better. Immediate, inexpensive, and available around the globe, it has transformed the way friends, relatives and business colleagues share information....
Elgin Council Looks to Accommodate Growth Options Include Creating or Increasing Taxes, Attracting Businesses to Area
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer The Elgin City Council knows it's just a matter of time before new businesses, stores and thousands of houses are built in the far west area. The council members also seem to agree that major downtown...
Enticing Ruutu? Hawks Trade Nikolishin, Opening Spot for 2001 Draft Pick
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Blackhawks general manager Mike Smith had an interesting reason for trading center Andrei Nikolishin to Colorado on Saturday for a fourth-round pick in next year's draft. "We've been talking about...
Filling Cracks in Budget Expect an Assortment of Higher Fees Courtesy of State's $5 Billion Deficit
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor At his marina on Fox Lake, Pete Jakstas is seeing the effects of a sour economy. "We've got people who have picked their boats up already and said, 'We've got to leave it in our driveway...
Find Adventure in British Columbia
Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie Daily Herald Correspondent British Columbia is courting American adventure travelers. Adventures from hiking into waterfalls near Chilliwack to eagle sightings north of Squamish are described in its new Experience guides....
Frisbee Dogs Try to Catch a Win at Disc Championship
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer These stunts would make most of us dog-tired. But for the 22 competitors flying through the air at Saturday's Canine Dog Disc Championships, nothing could have been more energizing. "The Frisbee...
From the Armed Services
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Eric Holt, son of Kelly and William Holt of Downers Grove, returned from a nine-month deployment while assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Holt, who participated in the war with Iraq,...
Gaming Regulator's Defection Could Spur Change Governor Has Chance to Toughen Ethics Law after Board Leader Takes Job with Casino Firm
Byline: Shamus Toomey Daily Herald Staff Writer When Philip C. Parenti revealed last week he was stepping down as the state's top gambling regulator to become a casino executive, he drew the wrath of watchdog groups and even the governor. By...
Hawks like Seabrook's Character, Leadership
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Moments after Lethbridge defenseman Brent Seabrook was drafted 14th overall in the first round by the Blackhawks on Saturday, he was already anxious to meet coach Brian Sutter. "I'm looking forward...
Hoffman Estates Drums Up Some Unity
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent A tranquil setting of tall grasses, wildflowers and a scenic pond provided the backdrop for the fourth annual Unity Day Saturday in Hoffman Estates. Residents of many backgrounds gathered at...
Holy Cross Feels the Need for Expansion
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Leaders of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia anticipated an expansion when they built the church nine years ago. Now, they are seeing the church's limits with a congregation of more than 2,500...
Home Is Where the Music Is Jazz Ensemble Returns to His Roots for Schaumburg Performance
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Larry Bemben and his Schaumburg Jazz Ensemble are coming home. Four years after he renamed the Larry Bemben Orchestra in honor of his hometown, the man himself is bringing the 17-piece band back...
Hoping Neale Recalls Her Own Words about U-46 Limits
Byline: Chris Bailey Let us hope Connie Neale has more sense than the school board that hired her. As if spending $25,000 on watches for retiring personnel weren't controversial enough in an era of referendum annihilation, massive layoffs and...
In O'Hare War, It's Every Man for Himself, and Character Is Rare
Byline: Jack Mabley On the expansion of O'Hare International Airport, Des Plaines chooses to cooperate with Chicago. Elk Grove Village chooses confrontation. Both towns, along with Bensenville, will lose a total of 433 acres under expansion plans....
Inside & Out
Smell that cut grass while you exercise When I was young - very young - I mowed my parents' yard with a push lawn mower. It really didn't seem like a lot of work. Picking up the apples that had fallen from two trees was the hardest part of the...
John Werhane
John Werhane Funeral services for John Werhane, 62, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, at St. Peter Community Church, 2700 Willow Road, Northbrook, where he will lie in state from 4 p.m. until the time of service. For those who would like, the family...
Know the Ins and Outs of Solo Air Travel for Children
Byline: George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents With school vacation upon us, children will be taking to the skies in large numbers. Some of them will be flying solo. Here's what parents (and grandparents) need to know. Children...
Langille's Lair Builder Fills His House with Perks and State-of-the-Art Features. and What about That Home Theater?
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Staff Writer Curt Langille's motivation for building his family a casual house on a golf course revolves around a home theater. Yes, the whole family golfs, and son Sean has an easy commute when he's caddying....
Librarians Help Surf Seas of the Internet
Byline: Sarah Long You might think the powerful duo of widespread access to computers and the ubiquitous Internet would be delivering a knockout punch to library service. But that's not the case. Take the library at Harper College in Palatine,...
Marmion ROTC Honors Cadets at Change of Command
Marmion Academy's JROTC program held its annual Change of Command on May 9. During the ceremony, the year's top cadets were honored for their superior work and dedication. Command of the corps was passed to junior Tyler C. Jost of Wheaton, the battalion...
Movers and Shakers
Byline: Norrine Twohey Daily Herald Staff Writer Creative Memories announced Des Plaines resident Carol Hiestand has become a senior executive director, the highest leadership level. Hiestand started her Creative Memories home-based business in...
New Products Help Keep Cats Clean and Fur from Flying
Byline: Mary Hayashi During warm weather, our felines' hair is flying. Our concerns for our felines are for both health and hygiene. How can we keep the hair factor to a minimum for ourselves and reduce hairball problems for our felines? Regular...
Officer's Life on the Force Was Often a Stressful One
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Wayne Hunter knows something about the stress cops face on a daily basis. The former Waukegan police officer's 22-year law enforcement career included work on narcotics investigations and...
'Out by a Mile' Bad Decision Costs Cubs as Sox Make It Two Straight
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer To hold or to send. That was the split-second decision Cubs third-base coach Wendell Kim had to make Saturday with catcher Damian Miller, who had opened the seventh inning with a leadoff single,...
Pine Sawflies Eat Older Growth on Trees
Q. I found many small green caterpillars in my mugo pine trees? Is there danger to the trees? A. You are looking at the pine sawfly. When they are disturbed they throw back their dark heads and appear to look at you. They are green, about an inch...
Potter Fans Line Up, Celebrate Downtown
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer As the 10-second countdown began, Kevin Hupp jogged in place like a boxer preparing to enter the ring. The din of the crowd grew louder, but Hupp kept his eyes locked on the prize. "Three!...
Prior Cool about LaRue's Diatribe
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer Don't blame Kyle Farnsworth for that brawl Thursday in Cincinnati. If you ask Reds catcher Jason LaRue, the responsibility lies directly on the shoulders of Cubs starting pitcher Mark Prior, whom...
Race to Help Keep Service Programs Running
Byline: Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writer Winners of the Galloping Ghost 5K race can get that thrill of victory - and that good feeling of helping out a good cause. The race, now in its ninth year, will be July 19 in downtown Wheaton....
Ravinia Sustained by Community Support
Byline: Diana Dretske Ravinia, the internationally acclaimed outdoor music festival in Highland Park, opened in August of 1904 as a way to get people to "ride the rails." A.C. Frost, president of the Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad,...
Reaching out through Sports, Faith
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer For Don Beebe, basketball is more than just a game. It's a way of life. Playing ball led the administrator of Elgin's Westminster Christian School to God, college and his wife, Kathy - in that order....
Retailers, Malls Offer More Incentives for Seniors
Byline: Kim Mikus It takes more than luck to bring senior citizens to the mall. But bingo games are helping attract more and more seniors to Prime Outlets Huntley. An average of 225 people attend the monthly Senior Bingo Breakfast event on the...
Scottish Games Celebrate Culture
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Men in skirts. Is it wrong? The estimated 15,000 people who turned out Saturday for a spirited display of Scottish tradition, revelry and culture certainly didn't think so. The 17th annual...
Sox Salute Modest Nossek
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer It's not surprising that Joe Nossek made quick tracks out of the White Sox' clubhouse after Saturday's game. Rather than be heaped with praise for calling a critical pitchout in the ninth inning...
Spas Are Adding Services for Kids
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent I wouldn't go so far as to say, "When I was kid, I had to walk 10 miles to school, uphill, without shoes," but frankly, our children have it a lot easier than we ever did. On the other hand, it's...
Stratford Welcomes Antique Mall 2 Owners Also Operate Shop in Bloomingdale
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer Antiques and collectibles replace toys and games at a Stratford Square store. Antique Mall 2 of Bloomingdale took the spot of Zany Brainy at the mall. Roger and Jan Glick operate the new mall...
Struggling Koch Walks 'High Wire' to Save the Day
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer Believe it or not, Billy Koch was having a ball during his first appearance at Wrigley Field with the White Sox. "I thought this one was probably the best," the Sox' closer said Saturday when asked...
Swedish Days Gets Physical, All in Fun
Byline: Jennifer Wig Daily Herald Staff Writer Patrick Levy is no longer a rookie. The Geneva resident had been running the Swedish Days Rookie Race since it began seven years ago. At age 11, he's now too old to participate. But he could help...
Tackle Some Hills to Improve Your Leg Muscles' Strength
Byline: Christi Nottolini Hill training builds leg strength. Also, hill training adds intensity to your workouts without adding more distance, time and speed. When running/walking up a hill, extra muscle fibers are used to perform the extra work....
The Bold and the Colorful Designer Tricia Guild Offers 'Energy' to Brighten Your Home
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Staff Writer Tricia Guild bursts on the Midwest scene at just the right time as color blooms in homes across America. The vibrant Guild, long a design phenomenon in Great Britain, could be just the help we...
The Briefs
Ham it up during Field Day at Harper Harper College will host the annual national test of emergency preparedness from 1 p.m. June 28 to 1 p.m. June 29. Harper faculty, students and board member Richard Gillette and Northrop Grumman Amateur Radio...
The Briefs
Lighthouse lecture to be at Mayslake The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County's Mayslake Peabody Estate will host the Fr. Baar Lecture Series on historical architecture in the Chicago area from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mayslake Peabody Estate,...
The Briefs
Lazarus House has needs for summer Lazarus House is always in need of donated items to help keep the facility and its residents clean and healthy. The shelter's summer needs list includes the immediate needs of Clorox Clean Up, air freshener,...
The Briefs
Crusader football to take registration The Crusader Youth Football Program will hold its final registration at 1 p.m. today at St. Edward High School Greg True Field in Elgin. Since its inception into the Illini Youth Football League in 1999,...
The Briefs
Historical lecture set at Fremont library You can learn about the 1893 World's Fair Columbian Exposition and legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road in Mundelein. The lecture...
The Public Record
A compilation of DuPage County Circuit Court proceedings of May 16-22. Felonies Richard S. Abraham, 35, 27 Commons Drive, Palos Heights. Issue or deliver forged document: guilty; 28 days imprisonment, court costs/fines, $1,172. Forgery: guilty;...
This Outdoor Event Aims to Shoot Down Misconceptions
Byline: Jennifer Wig Daily Herald Staff Writer Jay Williams lifts the compound bow and pulls back. He aims. Thwt! The arrow hits a foam deer and he judges his shot. "Probably a little low," he guesses. He wheels himself over to Justin...
Tips Help You Arrive Refreshed after Long Flight
Byline: Gail Todd When Brian Whitehouse flew to New York for a difficult business meeting, he knew he was getting into a sticky situation, but he had no idea how sticky. "A 2-year-old seated next to me snacked on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich,"...
Too Much Water Does More Harm Than Too Little
Byline: Jan Riggenbach "What kind of evergreens grow in the Midwest?" the homeowner asked. I ticked off a few of the most-recommended choices: Norway spruce. Concolor fir. White pine. Japanese yew. "Nope," he said. "I've tried them all. They...
Tree, Shrubs Can Create Yard Island
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Daily Herald Correspondent Tired of caring for such a big lawn? Don't! Instead, give yourself an island vacation. Replace a large section of lawn with a tree or two, surrounded by a mulched island of shade-loving shrubs...
Trust Agreement May Resolve Dispute over Land
Byline: Tom Resnick Q. My grandfather owned some vacant property in Illinois which he held in a living trust. The terms of the trust stated that upon his death, the property would transfer to my grandmother. If she predeceased my grandfather, the...
Two Die in Motorcycle Crash in Batavia
Byline: Veronica Gonzalez Daily Herald Staff Writer Two people died after a car hit the motorcycle they were riding near a busy Batavia intersection Saturday afternoon, police said. Erik Cady, 28, of Glen Ellyn was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle...
Visitors Find Versatility at Naperville Riverwalk
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer For Naperville residents soaking up the sun Saturday along the Riverwalk, there were plenty of ways to celebrate the longest day of the year. The summer solstice "Riverwalk for All Seasons," sponsored...
Walk in the Footsteps of Theatrical Royalty in Wisconsin
Byline: Mike Michaelson As you explore a 60-acre country estate at Genesee Depot in southeast Wisconsin, you almost expect to run into famous actors, writers or artists. Fact is, some of the most famous people in those professions once walked...
Welcome to My Garden 'Secret' Garden Not So Secret after Magazine Puts It on Cover
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer Tucked into a South Elgin subdivision is a surprising little piece of Eden. Roses bloom, fragrance engulfs, a miniature train travels through a country town, a gazebo sits waiting for visitors as koi...
When the Strain of Police Work Shows Ex-Officer Turns Psychologist to Help Cops
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer When people make career changes, it's likely they take a little bit of the first career into the second. In Wayne Hunter's case, there would probably not be a second career if not for the...
Why Not Just Call It a Mistake
Byline: Mike Imrem Wendell Kim messed up Saturday afternoon. There, I said it even though none of the Cubs would be that candid about their third-base coach. "I don't know if it was a mistake," manager Dusty Baker said. "You can call it what...
With Second Time, Marching Band Days Need Never End
Byline: Beth Bales "I love a parade," enthuses the old song. Certainly many people feel that way about today's Swedish Days Parade, a highlight of the annual festival's final day. One group marching down Anderson Boulevard, State Street and...
You'll Discover Lots of Options for a Honeymoon in Jamaica
Byline: Madelyn Merwin Q. My fiance and I are thinking about going to Jamaica for our honeymoon. Which area on the island do you recommend staying at? Montego Bay? Ocho Rios? Do you have any suggestions on hotels? (Of course, we want to plop ourselves...
Your Investments and the Economy
Byline: James Kane Daily Herald Business Editor A variety of economic numbers, including leading indicators and consumer prices, were positive this week, yet the market softened. If this profit-taking or is the market overvalued? "A lot of it...