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 December 12, 2009

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Acura's New ZDX Offers a Stylish Take on the SUV
Byline: Ann M. Job For The Associated Press What's more important u looks or practicality? It's a natural question for shoppers considering Acura's newest sport utility vehicle, the ZDX. The new-for-2010 ZDX pushes the styling envelope with...
A Much-Needed Win
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com There is probably no chance the 2009-10 Bulls will ever be remembered for offensive success. In the past week, the NBA's two worst defensive teams visited the United Center. First, the Bulls mustered...
Auto, Bank Execs Get New Pay Limits
Byline: Daniel Wagner Associated Press WASHINGTON u The Obama administration's pay czar is limiting the cash compensation for executives at companies that received the largest taxpayer bailouts to $500,000. The 25th through the 100th top earners...
Bartlett Hands St. Charles North 1st Upstate Eight Loss
Byline: Brian Schaumburg Daily Herald Correspondent What Bartlett boys basketball coach Jim Wolfsmith said in a timeout early in the second half Friday night probably should not be repeated. But it certainly got the Hawks going. St. Charles...
Batavia Shoots Lights-Out at Glenbard South
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Batavia shot so well, Glenbard South never had a chance to make up its second-half deficit. Batavia won the teams' Western Sun Conference matchup 64-46 Friday night in Glen Ellyn. For the game Batavia (5-2, 2-1)...
Batavia Shoots Past Glenbard South
Byline: Jason Watt Daily Herald Correspondent Batavia shot so well, Glenbard South never had a chance to make up its second-half deficit. Batavia won the teams' Western Sun Conference matchup 64-46 Friday night in Glen Ellyn. For the game...
Bieber, Ralphs Lead Hampshire
Byline: Matt Stacionis Daily Herald Correspondent BYRON u Intensity was a word thrown out a lot at Hampshire's practices this week. After dropping its last 3 games, the Whips needed to bring said intensity if they wanted to get back on track...
Bulls Not Responding Well to Other Teams' Runs
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com One early warning sign in those recent 30-point losses by the Bulls was the opposing team going on a run. Then instead of answering the challenge, the Bulls would sink into a state of uninspired play....
Businesses Don't Want New Schaumburg Tax
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@dailyherald.com The Schaumburg Business Association understands the village's budget predicament, which is leading to the enactment of its first property tax. But the group also wants Schaumburg officials to understand...
Cannon Lifts Wheeling
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@dailyherald.com Wheeling passed its first major test Friday night in defense of its two Mid-Suburban League East girls basketball championships. And it was pass after pass by Janelle Cannon that provided the game's...
Changes to COD's ESL Program Riles Teachers
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com Cuts to the English as a Second Language program at College of DuPage have some people worried about its future. College officials are cutting 36 ESL classes for the upcoming spring semester and requiring...
Commit a Crime? You'll Go to Jail and Could Pay More
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Crime doesn't pay in Kane County, but soon it may cost more than ever. The Kane County Board's Judicial and Public Safety Committee approved a plan Friday that would charge any resident of the Kane...
Commit a Crime? You'll Goto Jail and Could Pay More
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Crime doesn't pay in Kane County, but soon it may cost more than ever. The Kane County Board's Judicial and Public Safety Committee approved a plan Friday that would charge any resident of the Kane...
Commute Home Ends in Tragedy
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com Jason King said he was looking forward to mid-January when his best friend of three years was to become his wife. That dream ended in a flash Thursday evening when Teresa "Traci" Spradlin, 43, of Grayslake...
Conant, Hoffman Estates Net Mid-Suburban West Wins
Byline: Jonathan Jones Daily Herald Correspondent There was no clear edge between two rival schools separated by just 3 miles as Conant and Schaumburg clashed in girls basketball on Friday night. The game, from start to finish, was a back-and-forth...
Conflicting Circumstances Swirl around Pregnant Athlete
Throughout both of my pregnancies, from start to finish, I exercised. In fact, when I was about three months pregnant with my son, my beach volleyball team was in the playoffs, and I played. My doctor was totally fine with it, but just asked...
Curry Steps Down after 23 Years at Aurora Central
Byline: Dave Oberhelman doberhelman@dailyherald.com Mike Curry, 23-year head football coach at Aurora Central Catholic and a member of the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame, has resigned. The official announcement...
Daily Commute Home Ends in Tragedy
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com Jason King said he was looking forward to mid-January when his best friend of three years was to become his wife. That dream ended in a flash Thursday evening when Teresa "Traci" Spradlin, 43, of Grayslake...
Democratic Senate Hopeful Calls Al-Qaida Influence Aeexaggerated' -BYLN- by Joseph Ryan Politics and Projects Editor Jryan@dailyherald.Com
Senate Democratic hopeful Robert Marshall says al-Qaida is a "small ragtag band of pirates" whose influence is "grossly exaggerated" by America's war in Afghanistan. Yet that didn't stop Marshall u who ran four times as a Republican in the 1990s...
Dist. 95 Wants to Break from Special Ed Co-Op
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com Lake Zurich Unit District 95 officials say they want to end the district's membership in the Special Education District of Lake County and offer those services in-house to benefit their students. ...
Dream Come True for Kelly
Byline: Tom Coyne AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. u Brian Kelly has his dream job. Now he has to figure out how to turn a Notre Dame program mired in mediocrity back into a national championship contender. Fast. Just as he did when he was...
Etchingham Keys Viator Win
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Every successful basketball team needs to have a player that plays with intensity. Meet St. Viator's Jack Etchingham. The 6-foot-3 swingman led the Lions with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and plenty of intensity...
FAA to Revisit Plans for Elk Grove High
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@dailyherald.com The Federal Aviation Administration is reassessing its decision to deny three suburban schools, including Elk Grove High School, funding for soundproofing to buffer against aircraft noise...
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Maybe speech isn't quite free anymore George Orwell nailed it 61 years ago when he published "1984." Big Brother's Thought Police in his nightmarish Oceania are alive, well and gaining power. Incredibly, a Tinley Park woman, Valerie Kenny, is...
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Wheaton coaches should run Bears The Bears coaching staff has come under fire for poor performance, as this will be the third straight year they do not make the playoffs. Hopefully, the Bears brass will make the necessary coaching change after this...
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Non-theism makes our democracy work Matthew Lowry has it exactly right in his Oct. 16 letter defending the American value of non-theism. What made the United States of America truly revolutionary was that this was the first nation in the history...
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Sell prison to feds, reap money, jobs It seems our Republican members of Congress are afraid of health reform, jobs programs and our ability to keep bad guys in prison. All of a sudden we should keep those terrorists in the prison at Guantanamo...
For Local Boy, Math Is No Problem
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com The number 686 is a palindrome. Quick, how many other three digit numbers are palindromes? Don't know? Don't feel bad, but there's a fourth-grader in Mundelein who has the answer. In fact, Adam Kastler...
Four Rockets Score in Double Figures in Win over Marengo
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report The Burlington Central girls basketball team used a big third quarter to open the Big Northern East season with a win Friday night. The Rockets (5-2, 1-0) outscored Marengo 24-6 in the third quarter cruising...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
MCC seeks input on leader: McHenry County College is asking the public to weigh in on the school's ongoing presidential search. The college is holding a special session for the community from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 inside the school's employee...
Geneva's Defense Dominates DeKalb
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com So, which was your favorite DeKalb basket in the first three quarters Friday night at Geneva? Was it the low-post move Kelli Gerace made just before halftime? Or Michelle Todd's putback bucket midway...
Gingrich Stumps for Hastert
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Republican Ethan Hastert added a second former Speaker of the House to his list of endorsements Friday when Newt Gingrich came to St. Charles to stump for the candidate with a familiar family name in...
Gingrich Stumps for Hastert in St. Charles
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Republican Ethan Hastert added a second former speaker of the House to his list of endorsements Friday when Newt Gingrich came to St. Charles to stump for the candidate with a familiar family name in...
Glenbard South Denies Batavia's Comeback
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent Batavia hit the wall at the most inopportune time. The Bulldogs' girls basketball team scratched and clawed to get back into its game against Glenbard South at home Friday night in Western Sun...
Glendale Heights Man Fined:
Glendale Heights man fined: The Illinois Department of Insurance fined a Glendale Heights man $100,000 for fraudulently selling life, accident and health insurance. Lee L. Loomis was fined the department's maximum and denied a license after state...
Gun Laws Getting Looser
Byline: Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. u It's been the year of the gun in Tennessee. In a flurry of legislative action, handgun owners won the right to take their weapons onto sports fields and playgrounds and, at least briefly, into bars. ...
Hampshire's Heine Reaches 1,000-Point Mark
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent About the only suspense as Hampshire's girls basketball team visited Harvard Friday night was when Chrissy Heine would score her 1,000th point in a Whip-Pur uniform. Even that didn't take too long....
Harden Joins Texas
Byline: Associated Press Rich Harden looks forward to the opportunity to put his injury woes in the past and pitch 200 innings a season for the Texas Rangers. Harden has averaged 9.35 strikeouts per 9 innings over the past seven seasons, more...
Has the Sky Fallen?
Has the sky fallen? After years of arguments and millions spent on litigation, the Illinois Department of Transportation has proposed a western bypass road around O'Hare International Airport that won plaudits from all the communities involved u...
Hawks Dump N. Stars in UEC
Byline: Brian Schaumburg Daily Herald Correspondent What Bartlett boys basketball coach Jim Wolfsmith said in a timeout early in the second half Friday night probably should not be repeated. But it certainly got the Hawks going. St. Charles...
Hawks Shooting Blanks
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com BUFFALO, N.Y. u For the most part, Patrick Kane was able to slip quietly in and out of town. All of the Blackhawks did, for that matter. With their offense continuing to sputter, the Hawks had 40...
Hurlbut Now Uncontested in District 19 Primary
Byline: Jameel Naqvi jnaqvi@dailyherald.com Unfortunately for Nathan Akemann, Illinois elections don't have a "redo" option. Akemann this week pulled out of the Republican primary for a seat representing Kane County Board District 19 u one day...
Illinois Tool Works Looks Ahead
Illinois Tool Works looks ahead GLENVIEW u Illinois Tool Works Inc. Chief Financial Officer Ron Kropp predicted the company's acquisition activity would increase in 2010. "We hope to have significant acquisitions over the next few years," Kropp...
Internet Poster Dims Holiday Lights Contest
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com A crude comment left on a Web site promoting Pingree Grove's holiday lights contest has led the village president to pull the plug on the event altogether. The bizarre post, written anonymously...
Is Arena to Blame for Potential Layoffs?
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@dailyherald.com Last summer, when Hoffman Estates officials asked fire, police and public works unions to reduce their costs or face layoffs, they denied the cuts had anything to do with taking over the Sears Centre....
It's Time for a Career, Not Romance, for Boyle
Byline: Associated Press LOS ANGELES u Susan Boyle sings, and Simon Cowell and other celebrities sing her praises in a weekend TV special about the Cinderella story that has made her a best-selling recording artist. All that's lacking is a prince,...
Keith Defends War at Peace Prize Concert
Byline: Ian MacDougall Associated Press OSLO u There's no reason to apologize for supporting U.S. war efforts, American country singer Toby Keith said Friday, just hours before performing at the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert. Keith, whose...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Shop with a cop: Round Lake Park police and Walmart are sponsoring the 14th annual Shop With a Cop program Monday, Dec. 14, to benefit disadvantaged children. Officials said 114 local children will be taken Christmas shopping for toys, books and...
Lake Park's Defense Shuts Down Maroons
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com Senior-led Lake Park snapped a four-game losing streak Friday by teaching young Elgin a lesson about life on the road in the Upstate Eight Conference. The visiting Maroons, with a starting...
Lancers Get by with Experience
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com Senior-led Lake Park snapped a four-game losing streak Friday by teaching young Elgin a lesson about life on the road in the Upstate Eight Conference. The visiting Maroons, with a starting...
Lou Visits Elementary School? Sweet
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com For the first time in a while, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella fielded questions that had nothing to do with Milton Bradley. Instead, Piniella took a small break from baseball business to visit...
Lou Visits School? Sweet
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com For the first time in a while, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella fielded questions that had nothing to do with Milton Bradley. Instead, Piniella took a small break from baseball business to visit...
Lou Visits School? Sweet School: Cubs Skipper Gets Break from Bradley Questions
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com For the first time in a while, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella fielded questions that had nothing to do with Milton Bradley. Instead, Piniella took a small break from baseball business to visit...
LZ Aeposts' Its First Victory
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent The edict from Lake Zurich coach John Zarr was pretty clear to senior Marko Grcic and the rest of the Bears boys basketball team. "I told them that they were not allowed to shoot a 3-pointer no matter...
Man Charged with Swapping Urine in Court-Ordered Test
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com For the third time in as many months, McHenry County authorities have nabbed someone sneaking another's urine into the county courthouse and trying to pass it off as his own for a court-ordered drug...
Man Charged with Swapping Urine in Drug Test
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com For the third time in as many months, McHenry County authorities have nabbed someone sneaking another's urine into the county courthouse and trying to pass it off as his or her own for a court-ordered...
Many Factors Sparking Hawks' Defensive Success
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com BUFFALO, N.Y. u There's a perception of the Blackhawks as being this offensive-minded team that flies around the ice looking to score as many goals as possible. That's only part of their identity....
Massive Hunt for Utah Mom
Byline: Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY u About 30 detectives hunted down leads Friday in the search for a mother of two who vanished last weekend in what police are calling a suspicious disappearance. Authorities have questioned the 28-year-old...
Metra Elastic about Plastic at Stations
Byline: Marni Pyke mpyke@dailyherald.com Commuters won't have to carry a wad of cash to pay for Metra passes and 10-ride tickets as of 2010. The commuter rail agency is expanding payment options to include credit cards at stations with ticket...
Movie Guide
KEY: Four stars: superior. Three stars: good. Two stars: average. One star: poor. D (drug use), L (language), N (nudity), S (sexual situations, references), V (violence). Ratings by Dann Gire, Daily Herald Film Critic, unless otherwise noted. Picks...
Mundelein's Quick Start Too Much for Warren
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent Warren knew it was going to be in for a tough battle Friday night when the Blue Devils hosted Mundelein in a North Suburban Lake dual wrestling meet. And after falling behind the Mustangs 28-3...
Naperville North Surprises Itself with Rout of W. Aurora
Byline: Stan Goff Daily Herald Correspondent After suffering its first loss earlier this week, the Naperville North boys basketball team talked about the need to pick up its intensity. In Friday's DuPage Valley Conference game with visiting West...
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Robert E. Nolan of Naperville Robert E. Nolan, 91, formerly of Wood Dale and a longtime resident of Chicago, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. He was born in Chicago, the son of Robert E. and Estelle M. (nee Stapleton) Nolan. He married the love...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Teen gets 5 years in stabbing: A Wheeling teen was sentenced to five years in prison recently after pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Bertin Bahena, 17, of the 1300 block of Alpine Court, was charged with...
Offers Roll in to Replace Stolen Spruce Tree
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@dailyherald.com Local nurseries, a big box store and even a resident have embraced the season of giving and offered to replace a spruce tree stolen from Carpenter Park in Carpentersville about two weeks ago. Platt...
Police: Suspect Torched Car to Hide Evidence
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com New details emerged Friday about the arrest of a Crystal Lake man early Thursday morning following the violent kidnapping of his former girlfriend, halted in part thanks to the actions of a Good Samaritan....
Potbellied Pigs Found on Leash and at Wrigley's Trough
They don't possess the landmark status of the scoreboard or the charm of the ivy, but the urinal troughs at Wrigley Field are preserved for another season. Cubs fans hope the new Cubs owners make changes (our No. 1 concern is passing along petulant...
Prospect Turns Away RM with Big Finish
Byline: Timothy Young tyoung@dailyherald.com Sometimes the final score doesn't tell the whole story. Friday night at the Jean Walker Field House, Prospect's girls basketball team defeated Rolling Meadows 42-27. However, the host Knights (9-0,...
Raji Gets Kreutz's Ire Up ... a Little Bit
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@dailyherald.com Packers first-round draft pick B.J. Raji doesn't believe Bears center Olin Kreutz matches up with him strength-wise. "It's nothing physical, it's all technical," Raji told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel....
Rams Clip Golden Eagles
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw pbabcock@dailyherald.com f it wasn't obvious already, CJ Stempeck left no doubt. Grayslake Central had its way with Jacobs in the paint Friday night. And Stempeck's emphatic third quarter dunk, followed by a similarly-emphatic...
Retail Growth Boosts Stocks
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK u Encouraging news about how consumers feel about the economy and how much they're spending sent stocks higher on Friday. The strong showing in retail sales last month raised hopes that consumers are starting...
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Ellen M. Roesslein of East Dundee Ellen M. Roesslein, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at the Rosewood Care Center in Elgin. Ellen was born on July 5, 1926, in Elgin, the daughter of the late Henry and Clara (nee Kasten) Brettschneider. Ellen was...
Rogowski, Hersey Weather Fredian Slip vs. BG
Byline: Howard Schlossberg Daily Herald Correspondent Buffalo Grove, which has enough trouble catching a break, caught a "sprain" Friday night at Hersey, but still couldn't quite take advantage. With Hersey point guard Julia Fredian severely...
Ruling Overbanks House OKs Financialregulation Overhaul
Byline: Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press WASHINGTON u The House passed the most ambitious restructuring of federal financial regulations since the New Deal on Friday, aiming to head off any replay of last year's Wall Street failures that plunged the...
SabresstunSaintsin OT
Byline: Craig Brueske Daily Herald Correspondent With his team trailing St. Charles East 30-23 at halftime, Streamwood boys basketball coach Tim Jones had a simple message for his players. "He told us that we weren't playing hard and that we...
Saints Stunned
Byline: Craig Brueske Daily Herald Correspondent With his team trailing St. Charles East 30-23 at halftime, Streamwood boys basketball coach Tim Jones had a simple message for his players. "He told us that we weren't playing hard and that we...
Sawyer Says So Long
Byline: David Bauder Associated Press NEW YORK u Diane Sawyer exited ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday with an emotional moment that recalled the biggest story of her time on the show: meeting the children born after their fathers were killed...
S. Elgin Keeps Waubonsie Shooters out in the Cold
Byline: Matthew McClarey Daily Herald Correspondent So far first-quarter inconsistency has yet to bite South Elgin's boys basketball team. Coach Chaz Taft and the rest of the Storm know they can't tempt fate forever. As has been the case several...
She's Done So Much
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com For Cendy Vazquez traveling to Des Plaines for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is personal. "She did a lot of things for us," said the 16-year-old who came from Waukegan with her parents and...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Killer eligible for death: A Cook County jury has determined a man convicted of 11 murders during the 1990s is eligible for the death penalty. The decision on Friday came a day after the same jury found 47-year-old Andre Crawford guilty of 11 counts...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Killer eligible for death: A Cook County jury has determined a man convicted of 11 murders during the 1990s is eligible for the death penalty. The decision on Friday came a day after the same jury found 47-year-old Andre Crawford guilty of 11 counts...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Killer eligible for death: A Cook County jury has determined a man convicted of 11 murders during the 1990s is eligible for the death penalty. The decision on Friday came a day after the same jury found 47-year-old Andre Crawford guilty of 11 counts...
Sox Strengthen Bullpen with Putz
Byline: Mike Spellman mspellman@dailyherald.com First for the big question on everyone's mind following the signing of reliever J.J. Putz to one-year $3 million contract with the White Sox on Friday: Does this mean the end of the road for closer...
Sports in 60 Seconds
Two teams tied in Shark Shootout: Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker were tied with Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank at 6-under 66 after the first round of the Shark Shootout in Naples, Fla., on Friday. u In-Kyung Kim shot a 5-under 67 to take a...
Stempeck, Rams Initial Win over Jacobs
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw pbabcock@dailyherald.com If it wasn't obvious already, CJ Stempeck left no doubt. Grayslake Central had its way with Jacobs in the paint Friday night. And Stempeck's emphatic third quarter dunk, followed by a similarly-emphatic...
St. Francis Newcomer Gives Knights All They Can Handle
Byline: Joshua Welge jwelge@dailyherald.com Taylor Reaber confessed that the name Fiona McMahon didn't ring a bell before Friday night. "Did she play last year?" the Immaculate Conception senior inquired of the St. Francis junior. "I don't remember...
Storm Handles Waubonsie V
Byline: Matthew McClarey Daily Herald Correspondent So far first-quarter inconsistency has yet to bite South Elgin's boys basketball team. Coach Chaz Taft and the rest of the Storm know they can't tempt fate forever. As has been the case several...
Stranded Motorists Rescued
Byline: Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. u More than 100 people who spent the night in snowbound cars and trucks on a closed stretch of New York State Thruway were guided off the highway Friday, but travel remained treacherous in the southwest corner...
Study: Health Care Costs to Grow More under Overhaul Bill
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON u Democrats trying to push President Barack Obama's health care overhaul plan through the Senate got a sober warning Friday that costs will keep going up and proposed Medicare savings may harm the program. ...
The Best of Lake County's Gym Dandies
Last Friday, I was at Grant High School, which was celebrating the first boys basketball game to be played in its brand-new fieldhouse. After the game, Grant coach Wayne Bosworth was disappointed that his team had lost to North Chicago but was glowing...
The Lady Who's Done So Much
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com For Cendy Vazquez traveling to Des Plaines for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is personal. "She did a lot of things for us," said the 16-year-old who came from Waukegan with her parents and...
Three Things You Need to Know Today
Sara Lee sells Ambi Pur DOWNERS GROVE u Procter & Gamble Co. Friday agreed to buy Sara Lee Corp.'s Ambi Pur brand for about $472 million to boost air-care sales outside the U.S. Ambi Pur air freshener will help Procter & Gamble expand in...
Tiger Turns Tail
Byline: Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Tiger Woods said Friday he is taking an indefinite leave from golf to try to save his marriage, the biggest fallout yet from two shocking weeks filled with allegations of rampant extramarital affairs. "I need...
Titans QB Young May Play
Byline: Associated Press Tennessee quarterback Vince Young is questionable for Sunday's game against St. Louis after re-aggravating his sore right knee Thursday. Young watched as Kerry Collins took all the first-team reps in Friday's practice....
Tri-Cities in 60 Seconds
aeAsk a Lawyer' free: Free legal advice is available by phone today. "Ask a Lawyer Days" is a free program sponsored by the Kane County Bar Association. People can call (630) 762-1900 from 9 a.m. to noon for a consultation with a volunteer attorney....
Upset All Around
Byline: Alan Robinson AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH u For the Pittsburgh Steelers, the worst collapse in NFL history by a reigning Super Bowl champion is as maddening as it is saddening. Barely a month ago, the Steelers were 6-2 after winning five...
Vernon Hills Cop Saves Infant's Life
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com A Vernon Hills police officer was in the right place at the right time to save the life of an infant boy who stopped breathing while in his parents' arms at Walmart. Police received an emergency...
Vikes Tough Enough vs. Fillies
Byline: John Juettner Daily Herald Correspondent Fremd's girls basketball players knew they were going to have a tough game against Barrington before stepping foot on the floor Friday night; after all, Vikings coach Dave Yates told them so. A...
Vikings Drop OT Heartbreaker
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com Geneva coach Phil Ralston used the phrase "I'll take the hit for the loss" four times in a three-minute, 42-second postgame talk Friday. Truth be told, if any of a multitude of things went differently...
Visiting the Best of Lake County's Gym Dandies
Last Friday, I was at Grant High School, which was celebrating the first boys basketball game to be played in its brand-new fieldhouse. After the game, Grant coach Wayne Bosworth was disappointed that his team had lost to North Chicago but was glowing...