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 April 9, 2003

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Addison OKs Lean Budget
Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writer Some areas of Addison won't get new street lights and village departments will have to forgo buying some items that could improve service as a result of the tight spending plan for next year passed...
'A Great Loss' Charitable, Outgoing McCaskey Dies at 83
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer He started his public life as a son-in-law to the legendary "Papa Bear" George Halas. But as the years passed, affable and outgoing Ed McCaskey became a father figure to the Bears as well as the many...
Antioch High Projects Roll Forward
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer From wrapping up underground tunneling efforts to leasing a site for athletic fields, Antioch Community High School is forging ahead with plans to improve its two campuses. After months of deliberation,...
Arts in Bartlett Plans Juried Fair during SummerFest
Byline: Rukmini Callimachi & Sue Ter Maat Local artists need look no further for a venue to showcase their work. As part of the chamber of commerce's SummerFest, the Arts in Bartlett will host an Art Fair on Aug. 10 in Leiseberg Park in downtown...
Barrington High Commercials Not Only Award Prizes, but Educate Teens
Byline: Rukmini Callimachi & Chad Brooks Walk by the cafeteria of Barrington High School this week and you might catch a glimpse of a commercial-in-the-making. As part of the Great Minds Video Challenge, students have made 33 public service...
Barrington Searching for Apolitical Village Manager
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer The three Barrington trustees elected with the promise to bring greater civility to village government will likely have that pledge put to the test soon. One of the first tasks the new board will...
Black-Tie Gala's Success Amazes Junior Woman's Club
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Members of the Barrington Junior Woman's Club earmarked their annual spring fund-raiser for the area's first emergency domestic violence shelter, and found it drew an outpouring of response. ...
Chef Du Jour
Jeffrey Lemke Executive chef Five Seasons Country Club 1300 Techny Road, Northbrook (847) 897-5030 How I got here: I earned an associate's degree in hospitality management at Triton College and served my externship at the Ritz- Carlton...
Chicago Fire Set to Glow Again 2nd Year in Naperville Brings Changes for Team
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer It has been a long, bleak winter, bereft of cheers, songs and chants resonating from Cardinal Stadium. What Naperville needs is a little Fire. That need will be filled at 6 p.m. Sunday when the...
Christian Youths Invited to Rock on at Mooseheart
A Christian youth concert and rally will take place for the fourth consecutive year at Mooseheart field house Saturday, but by no means will youths in attendance be singing the same old song. Outbreak of Faith, organized by Mooseheart Campus Ministries,...
Clifford R. Laier
Clifford R. Laier A memorial service for Clifford R. "Cliff" Laier, 81, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights, 1903 E. Euclid, Arlington Heights. Born July 1, 1921, in Hayward, Wis., he died Sunday,...
Conant Spoils Prospect Opener
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Conant's blocking frustrated an inexperienced Prospect team to send it to 15-8, 15-4 loss in its season debut. The host Cougars (4-2) prevented Prospect from running an offense for most of the...
Contract Status Not a Distraction for Sosa
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Sammy Sosa made an appearance before the Chicago media Tuesday for the first time since hitting the 500th home run of his career. The historic homer came last Friday at Cincinnati. Inevitably, Sosa...
Craft Show Blooms This Weekend
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley The weather has been warmer, the bushes are budding - it must be time for the St. Charles Mothers Club's annual Spring Craft and Floral Show. Saturday you will find 100 juried crafters, fresh flowers and plants,...
Crawford Salutes Krause with Career High
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer With the memory of general manager Jerry Krause's resignation fresh in their minds, the Bulls demonstrated Tuesday that the best trades are often the ones not made. Wearing the initials JK on his...
Cubs Sizzle in Cold Clement Allows Just 3 Hits in Bitter Home Opener at Wrigley
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer They played a lot of football at Wrigley Field years ago. The last time snow covered the outfield walls, the Bears no doubt were slugging it out with the Green Bay Packers. Gridiron talk was all...
Dare to Drop DARE? Some Say Yes; Others Say No, but State Has Final Word on Funding
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer The program graduates thousands of children every year. The state has spent millions of tax dollars in training and materials. School districts devote hours of would-be class time to it every year....
Dedicated Dad Deserves a Trophy for Going the Extra Mile for Choir
Byline: Erin Holmes Rolling Meadows High's show choir brought home the fourth-place trophy this weekend from a Wisconsin competition, but it seems the choir should be singing a parent's praises. Gary Peterson, an Arlington Heights resident and...
Dent Hopes to Impact Bears Pass Rush
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Mike Singletary is coaching the Baltimore Ravens linebackers, Leslie Frazier is coordinating the Cincinnati Bengals defense and Ron Rivera is coaching the Philadelphia Eagles linebackers. The Bears...
Diehl Road SuperTarget Likely a Go despite Nearby Residents' Objections
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer The Warrenville City Council is anxious to roll out the welcome mat for a proposed SuperTarget store. Though final approval is still pending, aldermen reviewing the plans at a Monday meeting repeatedly...
Dist. 23 Sidewalk Requests Approved
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 has won a significant victory in its quest to slow traffic by its main campus. The district recently received a letter from the Illinois Department of Transportation...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
District 203 awaiting taxes: In a precautionary move, Naperville Unit District 203 board members have raised the amount the district can borrow in tax anticipation warrants this spring. The board voted last month to allow the district to borrow...
DuPage Will Host Disaster Training
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer DuPage County officials have inside information a chemical weapon will spread through Chicago at rush hour shortly after Mother's Day and turn roughly 100,000 commuters into toxic carriers. Officials...
Editorials
Striking a balance on rental checks Most municipalities find there is no precise formula for determining how often to inspect rental housing. One obvious goal should be to inspect often enough and thoroughly enough to ensure that renters enjoy...
Editorials
Time for Meijer to let go of Lisle store It was more than four years ago that Meijer got permission from the Lisle village board to build one of its superstores on Maple Avenue. But the store never got built. Instead, what began was the construction...
Editorials
Legislation by manipulation never wise Call it the Lowe Legislation. Or an attempt to reinvent environmental law after the fact and under the table. But there is little doubt House Bill 1729 also is an example of the worst sort of manipulation,...
Editorials
The many benefits of peer programs It would be difficult to overstate the value of the peer leadership programs offered by several school districts throughout the county. Among the districts that offer peer programs are Stevenson High School,...
Ela Twp. Officials Debate Transfer of Emergency Funds
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Ela Township officials met some concern from residents at the annual town meeting Tuesday night as they gave attendees a summary of last year's accomplishments. Items in the township's unapproved...
Elizabeth F. Kennedy
Elizabeth F. Kennedy of Des Plaines Prayers for Elizabeth F. Kennedy (nee Staunton), 93, a resident of Holy Family Health Center since 1998, were said at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights...
Elk Grove Sheds Light on Lighting Problem
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer Some of Elk Grove Village's new street lights are still missing something a year after the first ones went up. Of the 1,100 new lights added over the past year, there are 24 that have no electricity....
Enough Already: Teams Eager to Get Outdoors
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick Daily Herald Sports Writer Baseball and softball coaches expect rainouts in April. They come with the territory. But snowouts? The baseball and softball seasons have been effectively put on hold since last Thursday,...
Five Priorities for Bulls' Next GM
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer It might take a few weeks for the Bulls to name a general manager following the surprising departure of Jerry Krause. To aid in the selection, here is a list of the top five projects facing the future...
Former Astronaut to Speak in Lake Zurich
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer A former NASA astronaut will be the special guest speaker at the Foglia YMCA's first community prayer breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, 1025 Old McHenry Road, Lake Zurich. Gen. Charles...
Former Indians Help Sox Stay Hot
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer CLEVELAND - If Indians fans are wondering where all their former talent landed while the club rebuilds, they can look in the White Sox' dugout for some answers. Albert Belle was the first defector,...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Geneva gets parking spots: Two parking spots in a Geneva city lot have been freed up. The number of reserved parking spaces in the city lot at the southwest corner of Crescent and Fourth streets has been reduced from six to four with an ordinance...
Geneva Dance Company Does Well in First 2003 Contest
The M & M Dance Company of Geneva began its competition season Feb. 15 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. The dance company, along with many others, attended the New York City Dance Alliance dance convention and competition. The M &...
Get Ready to 'Run Thru the Hills'
Byline: Julie O'Brien It looks like the runners in the area are going to come out ahead in the spring weather game, unlike many of the local baseball and softball teams who have been trying to dodge the volatile spring weather to get in their practices...
Glenbard West Passes 150 Mark, Beats DGN
Byline: Ken Tillotson Daily Herald Correspondent The combination of rigorous training over spring break coupled with the adrenaline of senior night lifted Glenbard West to new and unexpected heights. With senior Chris Sorensen notching a career-best...
Glen Ellyn Square Now Ready for Review
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Developers of Glen Ellyn Square, a proposed four-story, mixed- use development, told their side of the plan this week in preparation for a key village hearing. "We're not here to damage (downtown...
Glen Ellyn Water Rate Hike Sought for Improvements
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Taking a shower, doing laundry and watering the lawn could become more expensive in Glen Ellyn. Trustees are poised to approve the first water rate hike since 1994. The increases of 15 percent...
Go on a Quest for Your Career
Byline: Gwen Jader Daily Herald Correspondent The College of Lake County will host a evening to give high school students and adults an opportunity to learn more about the job outlook and career preparation programs at the college. Career Quest...
Grudzielanek, Gonzalez Making Things Happen
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer They haven't been at it long enough to make Cubs fans forget about the mid-1980s daily-double combo of Bobby Dernier and Ryne Sandberg, but the G-men at the top of the batting order these days - second...
Gymnast Determined to Be among Best
When Alyssa Conlon's older sister, Katie, came home from gymnastics, she would use Alyssa as a sort of gymnastic play doll. Alyssa soon began to grow in style and technique as her sister became her personal coach. At age 4, Alyssa began gymnastics...
Hankey Rallies Huskies in DVC Opener Senior Transfer Sparks Comeback in Game 2; Montini Wins Its 1st
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent After breezing to a 15-4 opening game victory against host Wheaton North, Naperville North was in danger of facing a third game as the Falcons had a pair of game points. Three points later, however,...
Heartfelt Help Eagle Scout Candidate Puts Needs of Others First
Byline: Naomi Dillon Daily Herald Staff Writer Jeremy Bauer thought about using his hands, but in the end decided to go with his heart. In his quest for the coveted Eagle Scout rank, the 14-year-old Carpentersville resident brainstormed a number...
Hippity-Hoppity Fun: Easter Egg Hunts Set for Saturday
Byline: Melissa Nielsen Daily Herald staff writer The Easter egg hunt - a true sign that spring has arrived. Though one of the most exciting parts of Easter barely lasts five minutes, it makes huge payoffs in candy and fun for hundreds of young...
Hit-and-Run Trial Gets under Way
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer Jurors on Tuesday began the task of determining whether an Arlington Heights woman left the scene of an accident resulting in a teen's death because of ignorance or neglect. Ester Park, 53, faces...
Housing Boom a Paradox for Wickes
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer Amid a national housing boom, Wickes Inc. is struggling in a tough building supplies market. In what might look to outsiders like a paradox, the housing supplies industry is not as flush as...
How New Devices Help Medics in the Battlefield
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Health Editor Dr. James Cole has no doubt that some of the U.S. soldiers who bled to death a decade ago on the streets of Somalia could've been saved by medicine debuting on today's frontlines. New blood-clotting...
Impact of High Fructose Corn Syrup Leaves a Sour Taste
Byline: Don Mauer After finishing a recent column, I leaned back in my chair and wondered: "Why do I feel so negative about high fructose corn syrup?" I wanted to point the finger of blame for America's weight problems at the proliferation of...
Jennie K. Fitzwilliam
Jennie K. Fitzwilliam formerly of Wheaton for many years Funeral services for Jennie K. Fitzwilliam, 99, a resident of Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the College Church in Wheaton, Washington and Seminary...
Key Hawks Veterans Favor Youth Movement
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Eric Daze has the longest tenure of any Blackhawks player. Jocelyn Thibault has been around long enough to feel the deep frustration that goes with missing the playoffs in four of his five seasons...
King's Island Park to Get Slides, Sandbox
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer Children living in King's Island subdivision will have new playground equipment up and ready to go by the time summer begins. Fox Lake village board members voted unanimously to spend more than $20,000...
Knights Look to Reclaim Crown
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Most badminton teams in the Mid-Suburban League were hit hard by graduation, but Prospect is one of the few teams that has a significant number of varsity players back this spring. That is one...
Libertyville Gets off to Great Start
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent How bad was the Libertyville boys volleyball team's practice Monday leading into Tuesday's season opener against visiting Wheeling? "We practiced our routine where we come out of the locker room,...
Lincoln Students Adjust after Fire
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer The first day back from vacation was a bit harder than normal for some students at Lincoln School in Mundelein. But it didn't stop them from having fun. Instead of going to their own rooms Tuesday,...
Local Aid Finally Heads into Iraq Some Areas of the Country Are Now Safe Enough for Relief Groups to Visit
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Diversity Editor For many suburban residents donating money to help civilians in Iraq, hoping the aid actually gets to them has been the hardest part. Until this week, it's been tough for most humanitarians to...
McCaskey Led a Life to Admire
Byline: Mike Imrem Obituaries can be the most interesting part of a newspaper. Take Ed McCaskey's. I knew quite a bit about him but didn't really know him. I have been around him some at Soldier Field, at Halas Hall and at road games, but...
McCoy Says No Unity in Bolz Plan
Byline: David R. Kazak Daily Herald Staff Writer Despite a plea of political unity Tuesday by five northern Kane County leaders who want a Fox River bridge built at Bolz Road, the county's top leader is still unconvinced the controversial years-...
MCC to Show Academy Award-Winning Film
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer The 2003 Academy Award winner "Spirited Away," a Japanese animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, will have three showings Sunday, at the conclusion of the International Film Fest sponsored by McHenry...
Mental Health Court? DuPage County Likes Idea but Not the Cost
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer DuPage County could have the state's first court program aimed at helping the mentally ill - if officials can find the money. State's Attorney Joe Birkett Tuesday asked the county board to earmark...
More United Workers to Vote on Pay Cuts
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer United Airlines officials praised a tentative wage-cut agreement with its baggage handlers union on Tuesday, but union officials were almost apologetic. "Nothing but the prospect of a liquidated...
Naperville Police Officer Called Up
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer When Naperville police officer Steve Woodham leaves home for military duty next week, he'll carefully pack snapshots of his family. There's his wife, Casey, and 2-year-old Zachary, plus an extensive...
New COD President Signs On
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer Incoming College of DuPage President Sunil Chand signed a 3-year contract Tuesday giving him a $224,182 salary and benefit package in his first year. Just before Chand signed on the dotted line,...
Newspapers Provide Key to Knowing about Events
Byline: Denise Raleigh As of April 1, our newly minted government is of the people, chosen by a few people to govern all the people. Voter apathy struck in many local races. For example, just 15.02 percent of the eligible voters in the DuPage...
New Traffic Court Location County Plans Facility in Round Lake Beach
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer After years of searching for a suitable location for a new branch courthouse in northern Lake County, officials have settled on 4 1/2 acres in Round Lake Beach. The county board on Tuesday agreed...
No Need to Look Any Further for Eggceptional Advice
If you're getting ready to stock up on eggs for the Easter holiday, you'll want to remember these egg basics, as outlined in Cook's Illustrated magazine, before you head to the store. Egg cartons are marked with a sell-by date and a code that tells...
North Stars Tip Elgin in UEC
Byline: Henry Perez Daily Herald Correspondent Who ever said winning was easy? The North Stars squeezed out a 16-14, 17-15 win against Elgin on Tuesday night in an Upstate Eight Conference match. Late rallies in both games helped the North...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
New Fremd principal named: The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board named Marina Scott Tuesday as the new principal at William Fremd High School. Scott, an assistant principal at the school for eight years, will take over for...
Notable Quotables from Election
Byline: Naomi Dillon The votes have been counted, the political signs are coming down, and the candidates who ran for office during spring's election season are breathing a collective sigh of relief: it's over. But not forgotten. Here, compiled,...
One People, Two Cuisines What Jews with Roots in Different Parts of the World Serve for Passover
Byline: Beverly Levitt Daily Herald Correspondent I grew up thinking Jewish cooking was my mother's brisket and carrot tzimmes, my Granny Fanny's chopped liver and my Aunt Dorothy's blintzes with sour cream. Indeed, that's what most Americans...
Pair Offers Disabled Greater Access to Library, Internet
Byline: David Sharos Daily Herald Correspondent An occasional series spotlighting Naperville and Lisle businesses Naperville business owners Don Dalton and Audrey Gorman understand the benefits of working as partners and because of their efforts,...
Palatine Gets Slight Edge on Meadows
Byline: Kimberly Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent Groans of relief and disbelief echoed throughout the Palatine gym when the final team standings for Tuesday's Mid-Suburban League boys gymnastics meet were announced. Palatine finished with 132.6...
Parking Limited at Mohawk
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer Several Bensenville residents may need to find new parking places in the next few days. Several Mohawk School parents will also be forced to make their goodbyes shorter as they drop their children...
Police Flip Pancakes for Charity Fund-Raiser
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Arlington Heights police officers will grab aprons and serving trays in place of their uniforms and badges on Sunday. For the 21st year they will host a benefit pancake breakfast, and they are...
Police Seeking 2 Male Robbers Suspects Tied Up Clerk in St. Charles Grocery Store
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer St. Charles police were searching for two men late Tuesday who investigators say robbed a grocery store and tied up a clerk working inside. The two unidentified men walked into Garibaldi Grocery...
Pupils Hear from Patriotic Pen Pals
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer For some students at St. Theresa School in Palatine, the war in Iraq is now a little more personal. Two third-graders recently received letters back from the U.S. soldiers they wrote to in January....
Roundup
Byline: Daily Herald reports College baseball ECC sweeps doubleheader: The Spartans (10-8) came back from Kankakee with two wins after a cold Saturday doubleheader. ECC won the first game 4-3 behind 5 2/3 innings of 2-hit ball pitched by Clint...
Saints Start Late St. Charles E. Improves in Second Game, Falls to Larkin
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer Larkin's Yaseen Ali, Jensen Schambach, Kevin Allison and Kyle Bultinck took turns collecting kills against St. Charles East. The four Royals combined for 28 kills, leading Larkin to a 15-4, 15-11...
Senate Clears Wage Hike
Byline: Anne Marie Tavella Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - Minimum- wage workers would get an 85-cent raise in September under a plan that passed the Illinois Senate Tuesday. Employees 18 and older would start making $6 an hour later...
SmartSignal Cuts Travel Delays by Reducing Surprise Repairs
Byline: Reka Bala Medill News Service Business profile Business: SmartSignal Corp. Product: Predictive monitoring software to detect developing equipment problems Location: Lisle Owner and CEO: Gary Conkright of Naperville Founded:...
Sox Get Tough in the Clutch
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer CLEVELAND - By the time the White Sox' offense figured out how to work the clutch last season, the team had already been lapped by the first-place Twins. This year, the Sox have already rallied for...
St. Charles Man Enjoys Golfing in Celebrity Tourney
Bob Miller of St. Charles recently took part in the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Invitational Feb. 6-8 in Indian Wells, Calif. The event began with registration on Feb. 6 and an informal pairings party that evening, which included a circus show,...
St. Charles School District Board Selects a Leader
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer Three new members took their places at the St. Charles school district board table Tuesday with a dividing line quickly forming among them in a split, but not unexpected, vote to elect Mary Jo Knipp...
Strutting into Spring Five Fascinating Questions about Our Feathered Friends
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer Never mind that snow on your lawn; it's spring, darn it. And while the arrival of all sorts of bird species is a welcome sight for many people, it also comes with its own set of problems. Everywhere...
Suburban Native Tells ABCs of Being White House Correspondent
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer When asked what he does for a living, Mount Prospect and Barrington native Terry Moran's answer is brief and deceptively simple: "I watch George W. Bush." Moran, 43, is the chief White House correspondent...
Symbolic Dishes for the First Seder April 16
Byline: Beverly Levitt Daily Herald Correspondent This year, the first night of Passover (Pesach) is April 16. At sundown, we begin the first seder, which is probably our longest meal of the year, as we intersperse feasting on Passover delicacies...
Teary-Eyed Mayor Bids Adieu
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Since 1995, Thomas F. Menzel knew this moment would come. But that didn't stop the tears from clouding Menzel's eyes Tuesday night. The outgoing Rolling Meadows mayor, a characteristically jovial...
Teens Take over the Show at NCTV
Byline: Sarah Fowler Daily Herald Staff Writer A series looking at how business partnerships help our schools. Editor's note: From teaching students the details of television production to bringing in famous authors, local businesses have added...
The Blotter
Mount Prospect - Juan Gomez Lopez, 28, 1707 Mansard Lane, Apt. 108, Mount Prospect, was arrested Friday and charged with retail theft after a security agent for Kohl's, 999 N. Elmhurst Road, saw him take a pair of shorts and a belt, valued at $55,...
The Blotter
Fox Lake - Richard P. Boris, 40, 913 David St., Antioch, wanted on a Fox Lake warrant for deceptive practices with $2,000 bond, was arrested at 3:24 a.m. March 25 from Antioch police, police said. Boris had used a check to pay for $952 worth of...
The Briefs
Roselle vote offers support for military Roselle village officials are showing their support for U.S. troops by offering a resolution of support to residents who serve in any branch of the military, active duty or reserves. Each soldier will...
The Briefs
Savor German fare at Sister Cities gala German hospitality, music and food will abound at the sixth annual Spring German Dinner to benefit the Sister Cities Committee of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. The dinner will be served at three...
They Aren't M.D.S, but Medics Save Lives
Byline: Dave Orrick A daily feature with answers to readers' questions about the war. Q. What sort of training do "battlefield medics" get? Are they doctors? A. When a soldier screams "Medic!," exactly who will respond depends on where the...
Towing Incident Sparks Outcry Woman Says Grocer Targeting Hispanics
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer Beatriz Galvan insists she was shopping, not trying to sell her van, when she parked in the Elgin Fresh Market lot on McLean Boulevard one Saturday last month. But during the 30 minutes she says...
Trustee Chosen by Random Drawing
Byline: Rukmini Callimachi Daily Herald Staff Writer Cheryl Quick, 47, was dressed in red, her lucky color. She wore a lucky bracelet and grasped a horseshoe, the lucky charm on loan from a staunch supporter. But it was Ted Horne's name, not hers,...
Unadorned Balloons to Go out to Lisle Decorators Next Week
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Lisle's next public art exhibit is ready to take flight. Organizers are planning to distribute plastic hot-air balloons to sponsors early next week so the pieces can be decorated in time to go...
Variety of Activities Set for Preservation Week
Byline: Mark Billings Neighborhood groups, local not-for-profits, residents and city officials are busy working on 14 events planned during Elgin Preservation Week May 3-11. The weeklong lineup of activities, designed to showcase Elgin's historic...
War in Iraq, Corn in Illinois Provide Some Fuel for Thought
Byline: Jack Mabley Here's something good that can come out of that unpleasantness in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. It's good for Illinois. The use of our home-grown fuel to power automobiles, trucks and other motors is increasing and has limitless...
W. Chicago Land Swap Gets Help of Legislative Loophole
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer The city of West Chicago and a local Catholic charity have swapped two small pieces of land, but making the deal happen took a bit of parliamentary chicanery by an alderman. The swap means St. Vincent...