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 21, 2003

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17-Year-Olds May Lose Right to Bet on Horses in Illinois
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor SPRINGFIELD - The days of 17-year-olds being able to bet on horses in Illinois may be numbered. An Illinois House committee on Thursday approved raising the minimum betting age to 18....
Actress Puts Herself to the Test in New Civil War Film 'Gods and Generals'
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic When Donzaleigh Abernathy felt like eating something on the set of her movie "Gods and Generals," she ate nothing. When she felt nature calling her to the restroom, she staved off the pangs and continued...
A Grass-Roots Movement Seminar Promotes Return to Natural Landscaping
Byline: Scott Ray Daily Herald Staff Writer Their goal is to help revive more of Illinois' native plant and animal species in McHenry County. Members of the Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee do so by hosting an annual natural landscaping...
Airport to Work with Neighbors, despite Survey
Byline: Cass Cliatt Airport officials emphasize that the favorable results of the Palwaukee Municipal Airport survey released this week won't stem efforts to improve the relationship between the airport and its neighbors. In case you missed the...
Alderman Answering Allegations of Her Own
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer A Prospect Heights alderman who publicly accused police of misconduct is now defending herself against charges she asked police to "lose" a videotape of the meeting where she made her accusation. ...
An Old Lady Bog's 'Arsenic and Old Lace' Has Little New to Offer
Byline: Jack Helbig Daily Herald Correspondent The dark humor reflected in shows such as "The Simpsons" and "Late Nite with Conan O'Brien" isn't anything new; just check out "Arsenic and Old Lace." This 60-plus year-old show is about a pair of...
Another Opportunity Lost on Home Ice for Hawks
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer It's another game off the schedule the Blackhawks can't get back. Needing wins, and a lot of them, the Hawks failed to do the job on home ice for a sixth straight game Thursday night, losing 2-1...
Art Auction, Dinner to Raise Money for Homeless Shelter
Byline: Patrick Waldron The Lazarus House will have a benefit dinner and silent art auction March 1 at the Center for Professional Education on Route 25 in St. Charles. This will be the third year for the dinner, the St. Charles homeless shelter's...
Artist Returns to Her True Love
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer Marilyn Dale never has a hard time convincing herself to paint. The Naperville woman works all week as vice president and director of marketing for an investment company. So when Saturday comes,...
AU Gets It Done with Area Stars
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent The Aurora University women's basketball team certainly has a Fox Valley-area flair to it this season. The Spartans, who recently won the regular season Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference title for...
Bad in General Accurate Civil War Epic a Battling Bore
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "Gods and Generals" 1/2 out of four Opens today Written, produced and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell; based on the book by Jeff Shaara. A Warner Bros. release. Rated PG-13 (violence). Running time:...
Balanced Fremd Beats Bartlett
Byline: Kevin Johnson Daily Herald Correspondent Fremd has the tradition. But along the way this season, due to a rash of early injuries, the young Vikings gained something even more valuable - experience. In Thursday night's Class AA Streamwood...
Barrington Sectional Features Familiar Cast of Competitors
Byline: Jonathan Schoenberg Daily Herald Correspondent Minus the presence of Mid Suburban League neighbors Schaumburg, Conant, Hoffman Estates and Elk Grove, Saturday's Barrington sectional will likely mirror the results of last weekend's MSL championship...
Basketball Previews
East Aurora (17-4, 8-3) at Neuqua Valley (21-2, 10-1) Tomcats update: Since losing Jan. 9 to Waubonsie Valley they've won 7 of 8, losing to West Aurora in overtime, 88-81. East Aurora offers two of coach Wendell Jeffries' relatives - cousin Terry...
Bench Sparks Rams Grayslake Powers Past Grant 72-47
Byline: Joe Aguilar Daily Herald Sports Writer Luckily for Grayslake's basketball girls Tuesday night, they won their 13th straight game, edging Antioch by two points. So much for superstition. Luckily for the Rams Thursday night, they had...
BG Holds the Good Cards in East's Race
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Last year Buffalo Grove went into the final Friday of Mid- Suburban League play with no chance of reaching the league's title game. The Bison wound up in a three-way share of the East division...
'Big Cat' to Be Cut?
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS - The writing may be on the wall for highly paid Bears veterans such as offensive tackle James "Big Cat" Williams, wide receiver Marcus Robinson and defensive tackle Keith Traylor. One...
Breathtaking Win for Buffalo Grove Stifling Defense Leads Bison to Third Win over Prospect and 13th Straight Regional Crown
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer After two victories that went down to the wire, the Buffalo Grove girls basketball team gave itself a little more breathing room this time against Prospect. And the main reason the Bison were able...
Broadband Polls Prove Offensive to Some Officials Companies Say They're Doing Legitimate Research
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer At least two surveys being administered by SBC and Comcast this week are raising the eyebrows of some Tri-Cities officials who have fielded calls from residents saying the surveys are intentionally...
Brown Leads Meadows Seniors to Historic Victory
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer A contingent of seniors who came to Rolling Meadows with high hopes had one more chance to fulfill them Thursday night. For the third straight year, the Mustangs were a step away from winning...
Burnses Gave Geneva Athletics a Boost When It Was Needed Couple to Be Inducted into Vikings' Hall This Weekend with Smith, Birch
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent Once upon a time, Geneva High School risked the loss of its athletic programs due to a financial crisis. As even a casual fan knows, that never happened, and one of the reasons was because of...
Bush's Obsession with Iraq Can't Be Explained by Logic
Byline: Ray Hanania It is hard to keep up with this fast-paced world, but here are a few issues we should not miss. There seems to be a difference in how we view threats from Iraq and North Korea. The focus is on Iraq, which has not threatened...
Businessman Says He's the Best Person to Lead Elgin
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer Editor's note: Second of three parts Though he's a political novice, local businessman R.W. "Dubs" Davis is running for Elgin mayor because he thinks he can do a better job than the incumbent,...
Candidates Forum Turns to Talk on Mayor's Accident Residents Criticize Schaumburg Board for Not Getting Involved with Crash Issue
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Daily Herald Staff Writer A forum for Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates village board candidates to defend their views on village issues Thursday quickly turned into a defense of whether Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson was drunk...
Caregivers Offered Solace, Support
Byline: AbScalf Daily Herald Staff Writer The Lake County Health Department is launching a new monthly caregiver support group designed to help caregivers learn to take care better care of themselves. The first meeting will take place from 10...
Carpentersville Candidates Say Not All Retail Tax Breaks Are Bad
Byline: Naomi Dillon Daily Herald Staff Writer Aside from the urban-sprawl protesters who always stand in the periphery of any big retailer, landing the Woodman's Food Market superstore was considered a major coup for the village of Carpentersville....
Chandler, Curry Together Again in Starting Lineup?
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry, together again? The Bulls' 20-year-old big men began the season in the starting lineup but were separated after a loss in Boston on Nov. 27 and have rarely shared the...
Christian Bands out to Show They Can Rock
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer Promoter Steve Thomas sees OC Supertones as a top-notch band with a bright future. With upbeat rhythms, catchy melodies and funky presentation, the pop rock/ska band deserves hours of radio play,...
Christ Lutheran Academy Halfway to Its Goal School Would like to Move from Naperville to Plainfield, Expand to Hold 600 Students
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer Christ Lutheran Academy officials are more than halfway to their goal of securing pledges that would allow them to break ground on a new school. The challenge they now face is raising the remaining...
Class AA Proviso West Sectional
Fresh off a big win and playing on its home court, Proviso West gave top-seeded York a scare Thursday, but only for a quarter. After the Panthers (10-16) led 15-12 after one quarter of the Class AA regional final in Hillside, the Dukes (28-2) kept...
Clawing Wildcats Just Miss Upset
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent All year long Libertyville has battled to play its best basketball. It was no surprise the Wildcats clawed for the opportunity on Thursday night in the Class AA Mundelein regional final. However,...
CLC's Stefani Nets NJCAA All-America Honors
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report College of Lake County soccer player Nikki Stefani has received a special honor. Stefani, a 2002 graduate of Grayslake High School, was named NJCAA All-America honorable mention. Last fall, the speedy freshman...
Could It Be Destiny? Walker Wins It at Buzzer for Whips
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent BYRON - When Byron's Christine Wilson made a 3-pointer to tie Hampshire with time running down, the thought on everyone's mind was overtime. But Hampshire had other ideas. After getting a quick timeout,...
Crashing the Party Why the Grammys Can't Ignore the Music Industry's Biggest Slump
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic At Sunday's Grammy Awards, count on three hours of smiles. Presenters smiling. Winners smiling. Even the losers looking into the cameras to flash their pearly whites. Behind the curtain, though,...
Crawford Remains with Bulls, but Mentor Moves Nearby
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer The trading deadline passed quietly at the Berto Center on Thursday afternoon, which means the Bulls will almost certainly finish the season with the same 15 players who wrapped up training camp. ...
Crystal Lake Day Care Finds New Home
Byline: Elizabeth Harmon Daily Herald Correspondent After two years of uncertainty, Crystal Lake's Friendship House day care center has a new home. At its meeting Tuesday, the city council unanimously approved a special-use permit allowing the...
Cultural Fest Returns for Weekend Run
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer The cultural bonanza "Passport to the World" highlights a weekend full of family events in Wheeling. The Wheeling Park District and the village have joined forces to bring the free cultural festival...
Darker Portrait of Brown's Suspects Prosecutors Say Men Bragged about Other Crimes and Killings
Byline: Shamus Toomey Daily Herald Staff Writer The two men charged in the Palatine Brown's Chicken & Pasta slayings each were accused by prosecutors Thursday of bragging about old crimes - one of a stabbing and one of another murder. Jim...
D-C Pulls off Double-OT Thriller for Regional Title
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer The phrase "it's too bad someone had to lose," gets tossed around a lot in sports and often times it's not applicable. But that phrase is more than apt in describing Thursday's Class AA regional...
D-C's Fiorito Gets Tough through Summer Camp
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent Sam Corrozza. Roger Skelton. Larry Kaifesh. Jim Wormsley. Jessie Turner. Steve Bushy. Casey Bookman. Adam Hawks. David Silva. Those names represent former Dundee-Crown wrestling standouts who have...
Defense Does the Job for Naperville Central
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick Daily Herald Sports Writer Defiant, impermeable and swarming. Those are just a few words that describe the suffocating defense Naperville Central threw at West Chicago to claim the Class AA St. Charles East regional...
Determination Key Factor in Kruk's Return Downstate
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent Back on Feb. 16, 2001, Scott Kruk, then a freshman on Streamwood's varsity wrestling team, squared off against O'Fallon's Nathan Gardner. Kruk, a bundle of nerves going into the match, edged Gardner...
Developer Hopes to Start on Homes by This Spring
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Work could start this spring on a long-proposed single-family development on the eastern fringe of Lake Zurich. Site plans have not yet been finalized for the Coventry Creek Estates subdivision,...
Developers Pitching in to Help Dist. 300 Group That Backs Tax
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer A political action committee dedicated to education in Community Unit District 300 has recently amassed donations - mostly from residential developers - totaling some $47,000. Exactly what...
Dist. 128 Might Pursue Loan for School Improvements
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District board is leaning toward borrowing money and using some of its savings to pay for proposed improvements at the district's two schools. Officials...
District 21 Orchestra Saved, but at a Price
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer A picture's worth 1,000 words, but music is worth at least $70. Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 students must pay to play in the final version of cuts and reductions that will occur if an...
District Issues Bonds for School Addition in Round Lake Heights
Byline: Jason J. King Daily Herald Staff Writer The Round Lake area school board on Thursday approved the issuance of $3.3 million in construction bonds to help pay for work at Indian Hill School. Eric Anderson, the district's financial adviser...
Don't Miss McKay's 'My World'
Byline: Ted Cox Quick, what are the two best written introductions in the history of television? "The Twilight Zone," sure, but what else? I'll accept votes for "Dragnet," but I think I've got that beat. "The Outer Limits" gets points for high...
Do Sports Pages Really Set the Pace in the Cliche Department?
Byline: Bob Frisk After all these years at this job and all the words I have written, I am embarrassed every time a dreaded cliche slips into print. I should know better. Our reporters should know better. Now I find out I have to be on...
ECC Women Claim Share of Skyway Championship
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent There wasn't any margin of error for the Elgin Community College women's basketball team. The Spartans needed to knock off powerful McHenry County College to share the Skyway Conference championship...
Eden in Winter Man-Made Rain Forest Flourishes at Maravilla
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer Inside the Maravilla Senior Residence, the brutal touch of winter does not intrude - the howling wind swallowed by the soothing sound of cascading water and a dreary landscape deflected by lush tropical...
Editorials
A truer view of schools' financial problems That increasing numbers of Illinois school districts are having financial problems should surprise no one. Everywhere voters turn, they face referendums on school taxes. The state board of education...
Editorials
Ballot questions in Gurnee, Warren schools Some voters in the Gurnee area will see two tax-increase referendums on the ballot when they go to the polls on primary day, Tuesday. One request is being posed by Gurnee Elementary District 56, which,...
Edward Hospital Tries to Raise Bar for Heart Care
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville's newest suites come with private balconies, cherry paneling, pay-per-view movies and live violin music. And just down the hall is a team of doctors and nurses specially trained in fighting...
Events Forcing Changes in International Soccer
Byline: Kent McDill Soccer goes on all year long, even if soccer columns do not. So let's play catch-up: War games: The threat of war between the United States and Iraq is having an effect upon the world's soccer schedules. The Japanese...
Fading Dreams He Has Always Wanted to Be with White Sox, but It May Be Time for Josh Paul to Move On
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. -Josh Paul has been down this road before. In each of the past four springs, the White Sox catcher reported to training camp and sweated out a spot on the 25-man roster. This year,...
Fawell Trial Testimony May Lead to State Worker Firings
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor SPRINGFIELD - A key aide to Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday said state workers' testimony from an ongoing federal corruption trial will be reviewed and some may lose their jobs. In...
Fillies, Lions Fall in Heartbreakers
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer The phrase "it's too bad someone had to lose," gets tossed around a lot in sports and often times it's not applicable. But that phrase was more than apt in describing Thursday's Class AA regional...
Film Tech Develops a Family Problem in 'One Hour Photo'
Byline: Jeff Tuckman Daily Herald Correspondent The following video titles arrive at local stores this week: "One Hour Photo" 1/2 (2002, Fox, 96 minutes, Rated R- sexual situations, language, violence; no suggested retail; also available on...
Fire Chief's Pardon for Sex Abuse Shocks Ex-Wife
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer The ex-wife of the Long Grove Fire Protection District's new fire chief said she does not support her ex-husband's pardon on a conviction for criminal sexual abuse. The woman, whose name has never...
Firefighters Are Taking Steps to Fight Respiratory Problems
Byline: Rhonda Sciarra Daily Herald Staff Writer Firefighters from across Chicago will scale hundreds of stairs Sunday inside a downtown high-rise to fund research into potential health problems they face. More than 300 firefighters will participate...
Firehouse Chili Showdown Will Benefit Camp for Kids
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer For the fifth year in a row, West Chicago community leaders are gearing up for their Fire House Chilifest Saturday night where four area fire departments will square off to see who has the best chili....
Five Minutes with Two Huntley Neighbors
Byline: Gail Cohen Daily Herald Correspondent There aren't many couples who would call working together "a second honeymoon." But that's just how Huntley residents Stephanie and Jay McGee refer to their unique personal and professional partnership...
For Aurora Christian's Chionis, It's Always a Good Time to Take a Shot
Byline: Orrin Schwarz The light is always green for Aurora Christian senior Matt Chionis. There's little doubt who's getting the ball when the game is on the line and the Eagles need a basket. Some games there's little doubt who's getting the...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
State board sets test guidelines: The State Board of Education released test-based accountability measures on Wednesday to ensure school district compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind law. The legislation requires schools that received...
Frat Boys Find Maturity in 'Animal House' Rip-Off 'Old School'
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "Old School" out of four Opens today Written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong. Produced by Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck and Todd Phillips. Directed by Todd Phillips. A DreamWorks Pictures release....
FVC Gets Little Respect, but Has Done Little to Earn Any
Byline: Travis Miller Former Cary-Grove boys' basketball coach Dave Otto still remembers the snickers, the condescending comments, the give-me-a- break looks. It was like a Rodney Dangerfield comedy routine over and over and over again: No respect....
Gamache Focuses on the Next Level
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer In horse racing terms, Wolves left wing Simon Gamache has his blinkers on. Horses are often fitted with blinkers in order to keep them focused on the race all the way through to the finish line....
Geneva Planners Send along Teardown Rules
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Critics of shrinking the size of homes that can be built in Geneva were dealt two blows Thursday. Plan commissioners voted unanimously to end public hearings on zoning changes that would regulate teardown,...
Geneva School Growth a Challenge for Candidates
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer With 1,332 students now and closer to 1,500 projected for 2005, Geneva has the biggest middle school in the county and one of the largest in the state. And by next school year, students still will have...
Get Ready to Dig Deeper - Huntley School Fees Going Up
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer From registration to parking, student fees are on their way up in Huntley Unit District 158. At Thursday's school board meeting, members unanimously approved increases in a number of fees, including...
Gilbert "Doc" Morgan
Gilbert "Doc" Morgan of St. Charles A funeral service for Gilbert "Doc" Morgan, 93, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles. Dr. C. Alfred Patten will officiate. Born March 23, 1909,...
Go Extreme on This Daring Date
Byline: Anthony Ponce Medill News Service Feel like getting extreme this weekend? Then learn to scuba dive. Brave the rapids in a kayak. Or ride a 100-foot zip-line. These are probably the last things you'd expect to be able to do in Chicago...
Gonzalez Likely to Bat in No. 2 Spot
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. -The Cubs may have a stealth candidate to hit second in the batting order. Manager Dusty Baker didn't make any announcements Thursday, but he said he had "a pretty good idea" of what...
Green's Comeback Complete for Fenton
Byline: Bob Uphues Daily Herald Correspondent If Fenton senior Stefan Green told anyone in early November that he'd be racing for a berth at the state swimming meet by the end of February, the reply might have been a polite smile and a short, "Good...
Gymnastics Previews
2002-2003 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,...
Gymnastics Previews
Batavia Coach: Pam Brandenburg Highest score this season: 128. Advancement: Fifth place in Suburban Prairie Conference (122.725), fourth at regionals (125.625). Top returning gymnasts: Jessica Carlson, Fr.; Brittney Bernardoni, Fr.; Christina...
Harper Wrestlers Win Midwest Honors
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The Harper College wrestling team worked extremely hard all season to prepare for Tuesday's Midwest Regional. The Hawks' toil, sweat and effort paid off in a big way as they qualified nine wrestlers...
Hats off to Huntley Women
Byline: Joanne Leis Daily Herald Correspondent The collection of crimson hats the ladies of Sun City sport these days likely would turn Queen Elizabeth three shades of opulent green. Feathers and sequins, silk flowers and ribbons, cowboy hats,...
Hazardous Chemical Taints Creek Antioch Residents Told to Stay Away from Area
Byline: Lee Filas and Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writers Authorities warned schoolchildren in western Antioch not to walk to school today as crews worked furiously late into the night Thursday draining a creek flowing with a dangerous chemical....
Health Clinic Begins Serving at Maine East
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer The doctor is in at Maine East High School. The Illinois Department of Human Services has cleared the Park Ridge school to operate its health clinic for students, and students are trickling into the...
Highlights in History Photos Capture Memorable Moments
Byline: Henry Stuttley Daily Herald Staff Writer Pictures tell the Ernest C. Withers story. The 82-year-old photographer gained fame for helping document the civil rights movement, as well as the southern entertainment and social scenes during...
'Hitler's Secretary' Lets Junge Break Her Silence
Byline: Dann Gire "Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary" hardly seems to qualify as a documentary, at least the kind of sophisticated documentary that we've become used to recently. Errol Morris' "Thin Blue Line" used a documentary format to prove the...
Home Again, and It Sure Does Feel Fine
Byline: Diane Ayers It feels really good, just like coming home again. After several weeks' hiatus, I'm happy to be back in Huntley and appearing again in these community pages of your Daily Herald. It's been a rough couple of months at our house,...
Homeowners Settle into Hampshire
Byline: Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent Price range: $190,000 to $340,000 Age of homes: 3 years old and less Schools: Hampshire Elementary, Hampshire Middle and Hampshire High schools in Community Unit District 300 Parks: Hampshire...
Hunckler Shoots Benet to Victory
Byline: Dave Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer Benet's Amy Hunckler couldn't buy a basket during the 3-point contest. Once the game started though, she couldn't miss. The 6-foot junior guard poured in a game-high 26 points to propel the second-seeded...
Huntley Wrestling Team Continues to Flourish
Byline: Scott Ray Daily Herald Staff Writer It took Dave Joslyn and Joe Williams almost a decade to get a wrestling program established at Huntley Middle School and have turned it into the program it is today. "Our numbers are getting bigger...
Huskies Claim Middle School Championship
Byline: Ed Muniz Daily Herald Community Sports Writer The city of Wheaton held its annual Middle School Boys Basketball Championships Jan. 23 at Hubble Middle School. Championships were decided in both seventh and eighth grade, with each grade...
If You like the Cold, Go Jump in the Lake
Byline: Gerard Dziuba This is the time of year when people in Illinois have to decide if they are going to beat the cold or if it is going let it beat you. On March 1, hundreds of them will pick the former and take part in the Polar Bear Plunge...
It's Not Bad to Be 3rd
Byline: Tom Kupfer Daily Herald Correspondent Championship matches always draw their share of attention at sectional wrestling meets, and rightfully so. But for high emotion and raw excitement, you can't beat the action on the third-place mat....
Kalcsits' Sacrifice Is Saxons' Gain
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer It is a goal requiring plenty of guts but no guarantees of glory. Schaumburg was 6-6 after the Proviso West tournament when coach Bob Williams asked each of his players to pick five areas of...
Klemm Bowled over at Number of Hopefuls Bidding for His Job
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer State Sen. Dick Klemm was shocked to see this week how many people are trying to get his job. The Crystal Lake resident, who's served as state senator in the 32nd District for a decade, expected...
Krause, LZ Could Live without All These Breaks
Byline: Joe Aguilar Some seasons you talk about a state trophy, some you talk about atrophy. Some seasons end downstate, some end in the hospital. Some seasons you get all the breaks, some you get all the breaks. Some seasons your mom is...
Lake County's 'Best' Earn Recognition for 2002-03
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent And the nominees are ... Academy Awards nominees for 2002 in the motion picture industry were announced last week. That makes this a good time to also offer some basketball "awards" - of the high...
Lighting a Fire Audioslave Rages On
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic For nine years, Tom Morello was the guitar powerhouse behind Rage Against the Machine, a rap-rock band that briefly became a modern-day version of The Clash with its guerilla spirit for activism, public...
Looser Drink, Dance Rules a Hit with Wheaton College Students
Byline: Victoria Pierce and Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writers In 1946, 400 students boycotted class and gathered at the North Central College campus to do the jitterbug in protest of the Naperville school's 85-year-old ban on social dancing....
LZ, Grayslake Would Be Right at Home in NSC
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw When the Lake Zurich boys basketball team plays a mid-week Fox Valley Conference game on the road, an exhausted Mike Kolze struggles to wake up for school the next morning - more so than he usually does. And when...
M1 Rifle Earns Title of Greatest Battle Tool in World War II
Byline: Oliver Andresen "Just what exactly are you - as long as you're willing to talk about it." "I am an M1-Garand rifle, the first semi-automatic rifle to be the standard small arms of the U.S. Military, and the first semi- automatic rifle...
'Magnet Lady' Hopes Her Idea Sticks Naperville Mom's Product Adorns Cars in Latest Trend
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer The cashier's phone rang as Monica Bronson Bennett stood in the Jewel checkout line. The clerk answered, then looked strangely at Bennett. "OK, I'll ask her," she said. "Are you the Magnet...
Make One Mistake and the Readers Will Jump All over You
Byline: Fred Renzey Daily Herald Correspondent It's nice to know that this column has readers who are paying attention. On Jan. 31 we ran a gambling IQ quiz to test your knowledge on the various casino games. One question about Texas Hold'em poker...