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 July 5, 2003

Alice M. Pullen
Alice M. Pullen of Arlington Heights Funeral services for Alice M. Pullen, 84, a longtime resident of Park Ridge, will be held at 12:30 p.m. today, at Park Ridge Presbyterian Church, corner of Delphia at Crescent Streets, Park Ridge. The Rev. Bob...
Always Throwing a Party Naperville Woman Doesn't Need an Excuse to Celebrate with Confetti
Byline: Jon House Daily Herald Staff Writer While some people think confetti is suited only for special events, Francie Chirico is not among them. She doesn't wait for a big day to decorate with colorful bits. She collects confetti - she has...
Area Golf Fans Finally Getting Their Tiger Fix
Byline: Kent McDill So how do you like your Tiger now? Three weeks after he disappointed us at the U.S. Open at Olympia Fields, Woods has claimed the 2003 Western Open as his own two days before it can become official. With his 2-under 70...
Area Groups Try to Attract Young People Back to Church
Byline: Laura Zahn Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent Youth ministers have been very successful at attracting junior high and senior high students to church programs, only to see them drift away when they reach age 18 and begin attending college or...
Arlington Heights Scientist Says He Has Uncovered the Origins of Life
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer A suburban scientist says he believes he's found the answer to a quandary that has vexed humanity for thousands, if not tens of thousands, of years: How did life on Earth begin? Not through chemistry...
Arlington: No Problems with Wagering on June 28
Byline: Joe Kristufek Daily Herald Racing Writer During the course of the second race on June 28 at Arlington, the odds on front-running winner Rainy Day Rules dropped from 9-1 to 5.90-1. On each race, once the gates spring open the pools are...
Arthur G. "Gerry" Boylan
Arthur G. "Gerry" Boylan of Wheaton Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Arthur G. "Gerry" Boylan, 92, formerly of Ballagh, Three-Mile-House, County Monaghan, Ireland, Chicago and Bonita Springs, Fla., will be held at 11 a.m today, at St. Petronille...
Attractive Financing Rate for Pontiact Vibe Won't Last Forever
Byline: Paul Brian Q: Dear Paul: I like the Pontiac Vibe and I'm debating if I should wait for a 2004 version over the current one with the zero percent/60-month financing. Have any idea what 2004 will have over 2003, i.e. more powerful engine with...
Author, Teacher, Consultant, Speaker: Man Campaigns for Reading
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley Paradise has never seemed so undesirable as it does in Steven L. Layne's book, "This Side of Paradise." From the moment the main character enters the gated community of Paradise, marked with its shabby sign, to uncovering...
Bad Second Inning Costly for Cougars
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer Once again, one bad inning proved costly to the Kane County Cougars. This time, a 3-run second inning helped lift Burlington to a 4-2 victory over the Cougars at Elfstrom Stadium on Friday night....
Batavia Man Enjoys Call to Lead People in Worship
Byline: Stefanie Cirillo J. Brian Hill has had to make some tough decisions, but following his heart and God's calling has always led him right. A talent for music and a love for Jesus led the Batavia man to pursue a career as a worship leader...
Buying Oft-Flooded Homes Keeps Water at Bay
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer Candy Luzar bought the house in 1978, when it was a quaint cottage in a quiet subdivision. The Ingleside woman figured that because the house was a stone's throw from the southern shore of Slocum...
Church Takes to Skies to Spread Its Message
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer Eyes to the Skies patrons won't have to skip church to attend the final day's festivities. Lisle's annual four-day balloon festival will hold its first- ever Community Church Service at 10 a.m. Sunday...
Daubach Starts Producing at Plate
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -Paul Konerko was supposed to be back in the starting lineup against the Devil Rays on Friday night. Instead, the struggling first baseman-designated hitter was on the bench...
Discovery Zone Can Be Enticing for Kids in Your Own Back Yard
Byline: Cathy Maloney Can it only be a few weeks since school let out? We've already frolicked at the beach, been Little League bleacher bums and even watched a vintage movie under the stars in our village's outdoor amphitheater. I'm running...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Board to talk about license: Addison Park District commissioners are expected to discuss Monday how to pursue a request from the village for a liquor license to sell beer and wine in the clubhouse at the Links & Tees Golf Club on Lake Street....
Editorials
Feeble first-response force: This Fourth of July weekend, we celebrate our freedoms - freedoms we have fought to preserve even as enemies have sought to take them away. Yet it is disturbing to hear Sen. Dick Durbin say that, almost two years after...
Education Businesses Reacting to Need for Health Care Workers
Byline: Mark Hudspeth Medill News Service DeVry Inc. and Career Education Corp., two of the nation's biggest for-profit education businesses, are expanding into health fields in different ways. Analysts say each company is pursuing a strategy that's...
Eye-Popping Distance Drives Kuehne
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Hank Kuehne failed to make the 36-hole cut at the 100th Western Open - and he's not the only one poorer for it. Local golf fans won't get a chance this weekend to watch the PGA Tour's longest...
Field of Nine Set for Stars and Stripes
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer Some of the finest racing stars of the last 75 years have competed in the Stars and Stripes at Arlington Park. Names such as Citation, Coaltown, Armed, Fort Marcy, Hawaii, Round Table and Blue Larkspur....
Fourth Festivities Take on Deeper Meaning
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer By all appearances, Independence Day 2003 wasn't much different than any other July 4 in the northern Fox Valley. People from across McHenry County flocked to Crystal Lake for the city's annual...
Get to the Point Location, Variety of Plans Selling Buyers on Condo Development
Byline: Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent Price range: $254,950 to $378,950 Square footage: 1,469 to 2,234 Schools: Clarence E. Culver Elementary School in Niles Elementary District 71 and Niles West High School in Niles Township High...
Golf Prodigy Wie Not Ready to Leave Childhood Behind
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw On the golf course - where she can blast it past many men, not to mention every single woman on the LPGA Tour, with drives of more than 300 yards - Michelle Wie is anything but a typical 13-year- old. Says PGA...
Good and Bad, Veazey Keeps His Perspective
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Vance Veazey has it all in perspective. Veazey shot a 3-over 75 Friday in the second round of the 100th Western Open, which is bad. But he started the day in second place at 8 under, 1 stroke...
It's Friday Night Live Library Plaza's Free Performances Drawing Interest
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer About 300 people brought lawn chairs out to Library Plaza last week to enjoy the outdoor concert in the city's downtown. "It's getting there," concert chairman Edie Behnke said of the turnout....
Koch, Sox Lose It in 9th Inning
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -It took the White Sox nearly two months to scratch and claw their way back to the .500 mark. On Friday night, it took Billy Koch only a few minutes to drop them back below mediocrity....
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Community Days continues: The 25th annual Mundelein Community Days festival continues today, with most events being held at the fairgrounds on Seymour Avenue at Courtland Street. A 9 a.m. pet parade and pet costume contest at Park Street and Seymour...
Lake County in July
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report It may be past July 4, but the celebrations continue today and Sunday in several Lake County communities: Today Fox Lake: An Independence Day Parade starts the festivities of Celebrate Fox Lake at 10 a.m....
Learning Responsibility Can Often Take a Lifetime
Byline: Ken Potts Responsibility, the third pillar of Character Counts, refers to the sort of "being responsible" that most parents want to teach children. It's the moral standard that only older adolescents or young adult children can meet and...
Learn to Get More Creative in Worship Services
Byline: Janet Souter For Christians in the creative arts struggling to find outlets for their talents; looking to connect with others in their field; or working through their relationship with God, the upcoming Karitos Christian Arts Conference...
Lifelong Fight for Open Space Schillerstrom Says Views Were Shaped during Childhood in Naperville
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Growing up in Naperville, Robert Schillerstrom hiked along the DuPage River, swam in an old quarry downtown and befriended farmers on the city's south side. Today, the DuPage County board chairman...
Lombard Woman to Head PTA Anna Weselak Has Distinguished History in Education
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Much of Anna Weselak's life has revolved around children and education. First, her priority was her students; then, when she became a mother, her own three children. For several years now, she's...
Longtime Cubs Broadcaster Vince Lloyd Dies at 86
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer Vince Lloyd, the radio voice of the Cubs for nearly 30 years, passed away Thursday night just outside Tucson, Ariz., due to complications from cancer. Lloyd, 86, was a broadcaster with WGN for...
Many Hands Built Elgin's 'New' Downtown Center
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer Drive through downtown Elgin on any given day and you might see construction workers putting up new buildings or crews restoring old storefronts. But the people doing the manual labor aren't the...
Musician Goes Back to Irish Roots
Byline: Nadia Malik Daily Herald Staff Writer As teacher at St. Petronille school in Glen Ellyn by day, Gavin Coyle gains attention for an alternate identity he dons at night. For Coyle, a native of Northern Ireland, performing Irish favorites...
Naperville Man Finds Strength after Losing Stride
Byline: Kat Zeman Daily Herald Staff Writer When Patrick Maher fell from the balcony of a two-story building, his mind was blurred. The Naperville resident consumed a lot of alcohol that day. He wasn't of sound mind. Before he knew it, he was...
Our Life of Freedom Also Carries Responsibility
Byline: Annettee Budzban "Everything is permissible for me - but not everything is beneficial." - 1 Corinthians 6:12 (NIV) The right of free choice is an awesome responsibility. When the Apostle Paul instructed the Corinthians about freedom,...
Patriotism Alive at Fox Valley Parades
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer For the first time, 10-year-old Arthur Pereva waved a small American flag while watching the annual Fourth of July parade wind down Elgin's Grove Avenue, captivated by the trucks and tumblers, clowns and...
Patriotism Flows as Parades Roll
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer With their thoughts on those still fighting for the country, residents of the Northwest suburbs made it perfectly clear Friday how much they love the United States. Thousands of people lined main thoroughfares...
Patriotism Shines in July 4 Celebrations
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer Like many others watching the bands and home-made floats meander through the streets of Lincolnshire Friday, Carol Fitzsimmons proudly donned the Stars and Stripes. With flag-shaped earrings, a matching...
Pilot's Family Touches Down at Farmstone Ridge Home
Byline: Jean Murphy Daily Herald Correspondent Although long commutes are nothing new in the Chicago area, Michael Lund takes it a giant step further. As a commercial pilot for Jet Blue Airlines, he commutes from his home in Plainfield's Farmstone...
Slap-Happy Malibu with V-6 Engine No Laughing Matter
Byline: Scot Manna Q: My 2001 Malibu with 27,000 miles is one of the 3.1 V-6's that suffers from piston slap. I will be visiting the dealer this week to get their reaction to what the engine sounds like at a cold start. They said if it sounds...
Small Making the Cut Qualifies as Really Big Deal
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Local club pros make the cut at the Western Open about as often as the Cubs make the playoffs. No, wait. It's more infrequent than that. The last local PGA section teaching pro to stick around...
Sports with Some Spice Punjabi Athletics Festival Brings Culture to Playing Field
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer Community Park in Palatine was filled with athletes of all ages recently for the ninth annual Punjabi Sports Festival. Mohinderjit Singh Saini, a festival organizer and Palatine zoning board of appeals...
Super Dom May Only Be 10, but He Already Has Heroic Ambitions
Byline: Burt Constable The comic strip where "Super Dom" saves the world from a hideous monster has a building-toppling "Burp!", an awesome "Bam!", gross "stink lines" and everything a 10-year-old boy could want in a comic strip. That's because...
The Briefs
'Basement Music' comes to Oak Brook Borders Books, Music, Movies and Cafe will present pop-style tunes by Music from the Basement at 8 p.m. today at the store, 1500 16th St., Oak Brook. For details, call (630) 574-0800. Hear bluegrass tunes...
The Fourth Is 'A Great Day to Be Alive'
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer As the Northwest suburbs saluted America on Friday, freedom did more than ring. It screamed from fire and police sirens, crooned from bagpipes, echoed from beating marching band drums and waved in...
These Ideas Help Your Home Beat the Heat
Byline: Arlene Arends Daily Herald Staff Writer Now that summer heat has arrived, it's time to make a thermal inspection of your home. Do you notice some rooms seem warmer than others? Is the afternoon sun streaming through your west-side windows?...
Track Tips
Byline: Joseph Kristufek Daily Herald handicapper The Ron McAnally's talented Argentine import Candy Ride won Saturday's Grade II American Handicap on the Hollywood turf in an impressive 9-furlong time of 1:46.20. He's nominated to the Arlington...
Tri-Cities Savor Patriotic Feeling on Fourth
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer A Marine's homecoming from Iraq, an 8K run and a discussion of how to express your patriotism were just three ways the Fourth of July was celebrated Friday in the Tri-Cities area. When Victor Torres,...
U-14 Blue Wins Streamwood Magic Tournament
The U-14 Wasco Diamonds Blue girls softball team recently finished in first place in the Streamwood Magic Tournament. The Diamonds were undefeated in pool play and earned a No. 1 seed going into the single-elimination round. With excellent hitting,...
Veterans Are Heart, Soul of Parade
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Chattering about evening fireworks plans stopped. Mothers grabbed toddlers to hold them still. Elderly couples steadied each other to rise out of lawn chairs. The veterans were approaching. On crowded...
Volunteers the Backbone of Ribfest
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer For most people, it's a day to spend relaxing with friends and family. But for hundreds of volunteers at Naperville's Ribfest, the Fourth of July was a day to roll up their sleeves in the fight against...
Why Eyes, Volunteers Depend on Each Other
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer It takes hard work and a lot of sweat to make the Eyes to the Skies festival a success. But for the volunteer groups working at the four-day Lisle celebration that runs through Sunday, that work...
Wood Big Dud on the Fourth
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer The Cubs had Wrigley Field looking quite festive for the Fourth of July holiday. The brick walls along the foul lines and behind the plate adorned in red, white and blue bunting - the kind usually...
Woods Knows He's in a Fight Shaky Second Round Keeps Toms, Several Other Big Names in the Hunt
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer If nothing else, Independence Day should remind Americans and everyone else to take nothing for granted. Any situation can change at any time. What if Revolutionary War-era patriots had given...
You Have Much to Learn When Serving on the Board
Byline: Jordan I. Shifrin For the owners who take the time and trouble to get elected to the board of directors of an association, like any other job, it does require education and training. Unfortunately, too many people take on this responsibility...