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 19, 2003

6,000 Girls Hit Suburbs for Softball Tournament
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer About 6,000 girls from across the eastern half of the country will be descending on Arlington Park racetrack this evening for the opening ceremonies of a weeklong softball tournament. Their arrival...
78 Apply to Be St. Charles Police Chief Worries That Town's Reputation of Problems Would Deter Candidates Proving False
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer Credit the historic quaintness of the town. Or the scenic Fox River on which it sits. Perhaps the $100,000 salary being offered. Whatever the specific draw, the city of St. Charles and its police...
Affordability Is in the Eyes of the Checkbook Beholder
Byline: Paul Brian Q: Dear Paul: At the car dealers I checked the price of some models, and found the prices to be out of line with the current state of the economy. All the models throughout the lines are $20,000 and up. When I informed the...
Appeals Court Says Pace Can Sue RTA
Byline: Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Staff Writer An appellate court has ruled that the suburban bus agency Pace may sue the Regional Transportation Authority - but for far less money than Pace wanted. The ruling sends the case back to McHenry...
Artist's Country Scene Brings Eastgate Smiles
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer The sun shines over a lake as three towheaded children make their way through a field to a tidy country house where a cool glass of lemonade is no doubt waiting inside. Such a piece of Americana...
A Showcase of Homes 13 Houses Take Center Stage in 2003 Cavalcade
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Staff Writer Ranch houses, two-stories with first-floor masters and traditional family homes are all showcased in the 13 houses open for touring in the 2003 Cavalcade of Homes. Kitchens feature stainless steel...
Bats, Balls, Bases and Beeps Visually Impaired Team to Take on Lions
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer Paul Groth, a member of the South Elgin Lions Club, will be playing baseball Sunday against a team of blind men, and he doesn't think he stands a chance of winning. "They're good," Groth said of the...
Best and Brightest
- Christopher Redding and Scott Woods of Lake Zurich Matthew Holland of Libertyville have been awarded a Presidential Scholarship at Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa, beginning in the fall 2003 semester. The scholarship, which ranges from $5,000...
Best & Brightest
- The following students recently graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.: Laura Lee Harvey of Antioch, Eugene Tu Kim of Grayslake, Jason Andersen Petersen of Gurnee, Matthew John Michel of Lindenhurst and Glenn G. McGary of Round...
'Bloom' Contest Judges Stroll around Glen Ellyn
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer They'd only been in Glen Ellyn for a few hours, but two judges from the America in Bloom contest admit they were impressed with the village's greenery, lakes and ponds. "I think the trees are remarkable...
Buffalo Grove Police to Hone Kids' Cycling Skills
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer Giddyap! The Buffalo Grove Police Department is offering young bicyclists a chance to learn something about bicycle safety, as well as get to know the village's finest, at its bike rodeo. The...
Bulls Showing Interest in Posey
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Bulls general manager John Paxson met Friday with Houston free agent James Posey in downtown Chicago, but neither side knew if there would be any consequence to the encounter. Posey and his agent,...
Carol Stream, Lowe's Make Sales Tax Deal
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer After a lengthy stalemate, Carol Stream has struck a deal with Lowe's over a sales tax incentive package to lure the home improvement giant to town, officials said Friday. Village Manager Joe...
Cautious Cubs Postpone Prior's Next Start
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Mark Prior will not pitch today, as originally scheduled. Instead, the Cubs will push him back to Tuesday, when he'll face the Braves in Atlanta. Prior bruised his right shoulder in a baserunning...
Celebrating a Memorable Life Family, Friends Recalls Colorful and Touching Character of Beloved Councilwoman
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer Celebrating the humorous, serious, generous and sometimes cantankerous sides of the late Marie Yearman, about 200 people Friday paid their final respects to the one-of-a-kind Elgin councilwoman who...
Charismatic Kopacz Takes His Show on the Road
Byline: Joe Aguilar I don't know Jack. But after listening to Jack Kopacz all during the past high school season - barking out signals on the football field, shouting out plays on the basketball court and talking it up on the baseball diamond...
Couple Finds Bliss in All That's Jazz
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer For Janice Borla and Jack Mouse, there's no music quite like jazz. It's improvisational and conversational. It's an imperfect but energetic art. It's lively and spontaneous. And it's in their blood....
Crescent Station Stresses Luxury and Location
Byline: Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent Price range: $279,900 to $534,200 Square footage: 1,360 to 2,621 Schools: Forest Glen Elementary and Hadley Junior High schools in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 and Glenbard West High School...
Dig into the Meaning of Famous Prayer at Hosanna!
Byline: Stefanie Cirillo Hosanna! Lutheran Church will offer adults and children a way to pray and get their hands a little dirty. "Digging the Lord's Prayer" is a three-day intergenerational vacation Bible school beginning at 7 p.m. July 28...
Dist. 220 Considers Third Middle School
Byline: Rukmini Callimachi Daily Herald Staff Writer A third middle school might be in Barrington's future if South Barrington's controversial 610-acre Klehm property, which will bring 495 new homes into the district, is developed. Even without...
District 57 Re-Examines Westbrook Approach
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Nearly a year after agreeing to reopen Westbrook School as a pre-kindergarten through first grade center, Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 board members are giving new life to the old option of...
Districts' Officials Ask, 'Why Build Two Fields?' W. Aurora Schools, Fox Valley Parks Renew Deal to Share Facilities
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent A long-standing school district and park district cooperative agreement is set to continue for another 20 years in the Aurora area. The West Aurora school district and the Fox Valley Park District...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Panel considers townhouses: The Lombard plan commission will discuss a proposal Monday night for a townhouse development on South Fairfield Avenue. Insignia Homes wants to build 40 townhouses in seven buildings. The site previously was approved...
Editorials
This could be catching: There is so much talk about diversity and cultural gaps these days. Nothing much, though, seems to be said of the age gap. So it was delightful to see a recent event in Rolling Meadows that did more than bridge the generations...
Editorials
CEOs were there for reason: About 100 business owners and executives were upset after a meeting set up last week to exchange views on high technology ended most unsatisfactorily. The U.S. Department of Commerce arranged for the roundtable discussion...
Editorials
Good health, good news: It is well-known that this country is raising a generation of overweight kids. So it is good news when a school district is trying to restrict the bad foods students are eating. Lincolnshire- Prairie View District 103 wants...
Editorials
Will it be there in emergencies? Lightning struck Batavia's Emergency Operation Center earlier in the week and fried three computers, the station's main radio, a fire alarm and weather monitoring equipment, causing $10,000 in damage. "It's the third...
First the Auction, Then Goodbye to Goebberts
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Today, under bright skies and balmy temperatures, the last bit of Arlington Heights farmland formally surrenders to suburbia. Woody and Carol Goebbert will host the last farm auction in Arlington Heights...
Flooding Suit Settled but Debate Lingers On
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer The Lake County Forest Preserve decided Friday it had enough of a dispute with a disgruntled Lincolnshire-area resident, agreeing to a settlement regarding alleged flooding on his property. But...
Flyers Execute an Impressive Win
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer Square around, point the bat, then wait. Bunting seems easy, but with a microscopic margin for error, it's a primary source of frustration for ballplayers. A well- executed sacrifice looks effortless....
Football Camp Teaches Safety First
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer Jim Shanahan watched as his 7-year-old son, Michael, ran pass patterns and tried to pluck a spiraling football out of the air. "I wanted to find out if he's interested" in the sport, the Aurora resident...
Former Lake Zurich Stars Having a Ball Running Camps
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw We're in the thick of the summer basketball camp season and it's great to see how many options girls have. There are high school camps, college camps and the prestigious Nike and Adidas national camps, where the...
Friends to Make Most of DuPage Theatre's 75th Birthday
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 07-24-2003: To correct a story in Saturday's editions, the Friends of the DuPage Theatre are holding the DuPage Theatre's 75th anniversary celebration and fund-raiser Friday...
From Zacatecas to McHenry County Mayor Travels to Fox Valley to Help Bridge Culture Gap
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer The mayor of Guadeloupe, Mexico, watched McHenry County law enforcement in action Friday and came away impressed with its combination of small-town atmosphere with high-tech police work. Mayor...
Fuel Injectors Need to Be Maintained
Byline: Scot Manna Q: I have a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu with the 3.1-liter, V-6 engine. I remember reading your column recommending fuel injector cleaning every 30,000 miles to head off problems. Is this an expensive maintenance? Does it require special...
Galileo Players Take a Satirical Look at the Universe
Byline: Jane Huh Daily Herald Staff Writer It's not common for science and humor to complement each other. But when the Galileo Players puts on, "A Comedic Tour of the Universe," they believe they are proving it can be done. The Chicago-based...
Garden Books Plant a Few Seeds of Advice
Byline: Scripps Howard News Service Yes, the Internet is available 24 hours a day and libraries usually have an assortment of gardening resources, but having your own gardening books on hand, is well, comforting. It's easier to check out that...
Glen Ellyn Planners OK Mews Proposal
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer A proposal to build 24 luxury townhouses and a four-story condominium building near downtown Glen Ellyn is a step closer to reality. The Mews of In-Town Glen Ellyn plan has garnered a key recommendation...
Gurnee May Get New Lawyer to Mediate Contract
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer With negotiations for a new police contract reportedly going nowhere, a new labor attorney is expected to be hired by the village of Gurnee next week. Mayor Donald Rudny said he's recommending labor...
Having a New Home Means Learning Association's Rules
Byline: Jordan I. Shifrin Many people move into a new home which in turn makes them a member of an association. Frequently, it is a matter of days or even weeks before they become acclimated. While purchasing extension cords and deciding where to...
Having the Last Laugh Stand-Up Comedian Turns Struggle with Alcohol into Winning Routine
Byline: Nadia Malik Daily Herald Staff Writer Jason McNeil's DUI has become a joke to him. That, along with his struggles to stay on a diet and his parking woes, contribute to the comedy act that won the Carol Stream resident first place at an...
Hitting Pedal for Some Medal Elk Grove Native Makes Cross- Country Bicycle Trip to Raise Money to Fight AIDS
Byline: Shruti Date Singh Daily Herald Staff Writer Over mountains, across prairies and through deserts, Daniel Schier of Elk Grove rode his bicycle from one coast of the United States to the other to raise money to fight AIDS in Africa. Schier,...
How Ex-Con Principal Was Hired Undetected
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer He worked hard, getting to school early and leaving late. As principal of Elgin's Sheridan Elementary School, Calvin Gooch sought to help kids improve - in class and beyond. But Elgin Area School...
IDOT Makes a Special Delivery for Route 22 Resident
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer With two state workers meeting off a highway between the Chicago suburbs and Springfield to exchange $215,000, it almost sounds like a clandestine operation that police might want to explore. But...
In Volatile MLS, Fire Fits Right In
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer It will require some deep thought to figure out just what is going on in Major League Soccer these days. The Chicago Fire plays the 15th game in its 30-game schedule tonight when it hosts the New...
Jahn's 'N' Building Gets Update Tenants Renew Leases in Prominent Location
Byline: Elisabeth Carrel Daily Herald Business Writer Two tenants at the MetroWest office building in Naperville renewed leases in the midst of the property's capital improvement program. The 205,000-square-foot "N" building, as it's known to...
Lincolnshire Offers Taste of Everything
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Whether lunch is a burger and a beer or wine and rack of lamb, visitors can find it today as they dine alfresco at the second annual Taste of Lincolnshire. Sponsored by the Greater Lincolnshire Chamber...
Literature Connects Residents to Prairie's Early Settlers
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer Visitors to Lisle's Morton Arboretum this weekend will get to step back in time and imagine what life was like for settlers of the Illinois prairie in the 1830s. The second in a four-part series...
Lombard Wants Say in Rt. 53 Expansion
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Lombard leaders and residents along the path of the proposed Route 53 expansion project are unwilling to just accept state transportation officials' plans. Resident Bill Soldwisch has organized...
Lucile L. Doerr
Lucile L. Doerr of Des Plaines Funeral services for Lucile L. Doerr (nee Bersted), 89, of Des Plaines for the past six years, formerly of Leisure Village, Fox Lake, for 18 years, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Lutheran Church of All Saints,...
Man Charged with Assaulting Arlington Hts. Girl
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer An Algonquin man charged with manufacturing child pornography and sexually assaulting two young girls is free on bond while awaiting trial. Robert R. Musolino, 43, 738 Hillside Court in Algonquin, is...
Man Gets 50 Years for Ordering Rival's Execution
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Raymond Serio was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday by a judge who said the Round Lake man "treated the life of another human being like an object, an object in his way." Serio, 28, ordered...
Manuel Desperate to Start Winning
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Manager Jerry Manuel admitted Friday that the White Sox are in dire straits. After seeing the White Sox come back and then lose 10-9 to the lowly Detroit Tigers yet again in a rain-delayed game Thursday,...
Naperville Kids Get into Mud Madness
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer Don't tell 7-year-old Dani Ammons that girls are supposed to stay neat and clean. "That's crazy," said the slop-splattered Dani as she played games Friday at Mud Madness, a Naperville Park District...
Naperville Police Captain Heads for North Shore
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Paul Shafer earned the nickname "The Wizard" during his 22 years with the Naperville Police Department. Now he'll be taking his crime-fighting act to Highland Park where on Monday he'll assume...
New Congregation Guides Growth in Judaism
Byline: Janet Souter A new synagogue focusing on Torah Judaism offers Jews in the Buffalo Grove area another choice for growing in their faith, worship and education. The congregation is known as BAY Shul, which stands for Bais Ahavas Yisroel,...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Rare WWII plane on display: A rare World War II plane will be on display at Palwaukee Municipal Airport through Sunday. The Wings of Freedom Tour, featuring a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress and a Consolidated B-24J Liberator, is at the 94th Aero Squadron...
Not Easy, but a Win for Sox, Buehrle
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer White Sox manager Jerry Manuel called Friday's game the closest thing to a must-win situation a team could have in July. So the White Sox went out and won, but they did so with their usual share...
Owners Find Buyer for Store Building
Byline: Elisabeth Carrel Daily Herald Business Writer The 29,000-square-foot Bay Furniture Co. building at 675 W. Golf Road in Hoffman Estates was sold to a private investor. The seller, a private development group, asked $3.75 million, or about...
PADS of Elgin Names New Leader
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer Public Action to Deliver Shelter of Elgin has picked a new executive director to lead it through what could be its most critical years. Dennis Hewitt, a longtime Elgin businessman, recently was...
Parents Teach Kids How to Care
Byline: Ken Potts Is caring innate or something that has to be taught? This is the old "nature or nurture" argument. and an important question. If we are born as caring people, then our job as parents is to direct the development of this natural...
Parker Faces Tough Road to Recovery but Those Who've Had a Similar Knee Injury Say She Should Focus on the Light at the End of Tunnel
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer The hobbling around won't be pleasant. Neither will the soreness or the excruciating rehabilitation exercises. Yet perhaps the most difficult part about Candace Parker's long journey...
Payoff for Hosting Movies May Be as Fleeting as Fame Blagojevich Pitches Tax Break but Suburbs Report Little Profit
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writer A Hollywood production may mean big bucks at the box office, but how much is it worth to the town where it's filmed? It seems the answer is as complicated as Hollywood accounting, and a plan to...
Police Reports
Elgin - During a traffic stop at 1:15 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Division and Gifford streets, another car pulled up and the driver began yelling at officers and flailing his arms, police said. The man was told to leave the area, but he...
Police Reports
Batavia - A black and yellow Diamondback BMX bicycle, valued at $300, was reported stolen between 9:45 and 10:04 p.m. Wednesday on the 100 block of Delia Street. Geneva - A blue Mongoose 21-speed mountain bike, valued at $250, was reported...
Riley Elementary to Replace Asbestos Ceiling Tiles
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer Riley Elementary students in Wheeling Elementary District 21 can breathe easier knowing the asbestos-laced ceiling tiles throughout their school will be replaced. District officials recently discovered...
Rodeo Riders Say Thrill Keeps Them Riding
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writer Lawrence Rusk couldn't articulate exactly what compels him to sit on top of a 2,000-pound animal and hold on for dear life. But that hasn't stopped him from doing it. Rusk, 34, was one of 11...
Sacred Portrait Carries Divine Power, Some Believe
Byline: Laura Zahn Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent While the extensive Chicago area tour of a replica portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe may be winding down, area residents can still attend celebration Masses at two local parishes this weekend. ...
Scouts Test Their Skills on the Water
Fresh air, sun and open water were the "call of the wild" for seven young men from Arlington Heights who crewed and captained their own sailboat in a week-long adventure on 180-mile long Kentucky Lake. The boys are the advanced group of Life and...
Smoking Ban Gets Support Anti-Smoking Advocates Back Idea after Fund Cuts
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor SPRINGFIELD - Faced with another year of reduced funding for anti-smoking programs, advocacy groups and some lawmakers argue that it's time to help local communities join the fight. ...
Spectacularly Bad, So Far
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MIAMI - A couple weeks ago, Cubs manager Dusty Baker predicted a "spectacular" second half for his team. The unofficial second half got under way Friday night, and Baker's boys looked more like the...
Students Get Creative with LEGO Summer Classes
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer A group of boys sits surprisingly quietly in a classroom, intently concentrating on the task at hand. Their mission: build a LEGO boat with enough room for four elephants and four zoologists. ...
The Blotter
Wheaton - A 1996 Volvo was scratched on several panels while parked on the 400 block of North County Farm Road between 7:30 a.m. and 4:38 p.m. June 17, according to Wheaton police reports. Damage was estimated at $500. - A set of two-way radios,...
The Blotter
Fox Lake - Tracy W. Kennedy, 38, 355 Fox Run, Green Oaks, was arrested July 5 and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest after officers were called to a fight at Bottoms Up, 22 E. Grand Ave. Kennedy was intoxicated and pulled away...
The Briefs
Exhibit opens today in Bloomingdale "The New Communication," Paintings by Marcia Babler and "Cultural Passages" will go on display Saturday through Aug. 23 at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road. A reception to welcome...
U-12 Navy Racks Up Perfect Season
The Campton United U-12 Navy boys team posted a perfect record of 10-0-0 to take first place in the Northern Illinois Soccer League Platinum/I division. In the fall 2002 season, the team finished with a perfect 10-0-0 record in the NISL Gold/I division,...
U-16 Wins Worth Invitational Tournament in Rockford
The Geneva Foxes U-16 girls softball team won the fourth annual USSSA Worth Invitational in Rockford last weekend to earn its second World Series bid of the season. Foxes center fielder Ashley Pedersen, who hit .429, with a home run, 3 doubles and...
U-46 Deficit Shrinks Tight Spending and Taxes Yield $16 Million in Savings
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer Elgin Area School District U-46 revealed Friday that its deficit hovers just over $40.1 million, less than the initial forecast of $56 million. The district finished last year $28.5 million in the...
Visitors Dig into County Fare
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer A cook grabbed a dough ball and flattened it with a press before cooking it in a 350-degree fryer. Each side of what would become elephant ears got 30 seconds in the hot bed. Then, butter and cinnamon...
Washington Park, American Derby Highlight Arlington's Weekend Racing
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer Arlington Park is hoping a pair of stakes will be enough to feed thousands of racing fans this weekend when it serves up two Grade II races worth $650,000. Perfect Drift, a winner in the Grade...
We Need to Be Flexible in Our Outlook, Expectations
Byline: Annettee Budzban "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - John 10:10 (NIV) One year my son Tim asked me if he could break the routine of his usual birthday...
Young Duo See Dreams Fulfilled by Staging Musical
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley You are never too young to pursue your dreams. "This is my passion," said both Ben Gaddis and Jack Shales, two seventh-graders at Haines Middle School, who have brought the first STC Underground Summer Theater into...