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 May 9, 2000

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[0] Five Minutes With
Mike Johnson, auto mechanic Lives and works in: Wauconda Age: 41 Essentials: Johnson has worked as a mechanic for over 20 years. He has owned Mike's Towing Inc., 908 N. Rand Road, for 10 years and services over 300 customers a month. If...
14-Year-Old Gymnast Wins National Team Spot
Courtney Butler of Naperville competed at the Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championships two years ago in Seattle, but didn't make the national team. Determined to do it the next year, she fell on the uneven bars at the regional competition....
ACES Program Aims to Keep Kids Active
Getting kids out from in front of the Internet, their video games or the TV is tough, and introducing healthy habits to those same kids can be even tougher. Nobody knows that better than Winfield Elementary and Middle schools physical education...
A Once-Good Show Taking a Dive
I know I was sort of hard on Drew Carey last week in writing about "Geppetto," so I thought I would try to make it up to him by giving a little press to the last two episodes of the season for "The Drew Carey Show." But now I don't know who's made...
Arlington Hts. Preparing for First Farmers Market
Having joined the future with the recent launch of its Web site, Arlington Heights is preparing to look back on its agricultural past. Between seven and 10 farmers will line up along Eastman Street near North School Park June 10, bringing fresh...
Bands Last Metro Gig Due May 30
Smoking Popes, "Live" (Double Zero Records) For those who missed out on the Smoking Popes' brief reign in Chicago, or for fans who want to re-live it, here's a chance: this new live album captures the band's last-ever show at Metro in late November,...
Barn's Future Uncertain as New Church Is Built
As a new building for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) rises in Gurnee, an effort is being made to save a 130- year-old barn on its property. Senior Pastor Theophilus Carroll said the church investigated rehabilitating the barn for its...
Barrington Opts for Wooden Fence to Divide St. Michael's, Neighbors
Barrington trustees Monday favored a five-foot tall wooden fence over a four-foot tall brick fence to shield a proposed expansion of St. Michael's Episcopal Church from its neighbors to the rear. Plan commissioners had earlier endorsed the neighbors'...
Bartlett Topples Sabres
Bartlett coach Rick Larson saw something in his team's softball game against District U46 rival Streamwood that he had never seen before. That something allowed the Hawks to do something he had not seen them do before either. Beat the Sabres....
Batavia Panel Proposes Allowing Bars to Stay Open One Hour Longer
A Batavia committee recommended Monday that tavern closing times be extended an extra hour. If the city council approves the change, Batavia businesses could get an even footing with their competition to the north. Doug Mullins, owner of the Full...
BG Tops Stevenson in Preview of Sectional Volleyball Test
For at least one night, Buffalo Grove has bragging rights among teams in the Stevenson sectional. The Bison (23-8), the No. 2 seed in the upcoming postseason sectional hosted by the Patriots, beat top-seeded Stevenson (28-2) in three games in a...
Big Game Booty: Fold Soccer; Laugh at Athletes' Watches
Tear up your Big Game fantasies, sports fans, because you have no chance tonight. In my hand as we speak is a $5 card of quick-picks representing my ticket to paradise, my ticket to ride, my ticket into the front r-o-o-o-o-w of society's super suite....
Biggest Names in Auto Racing Will Head to Joliet Next Year
With much fanfare and an impromptu stock car race, owners of a new raceway in Joliet announced Monday they will host some of the biggest names in auto racing in 2001. The newly named "Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois" is a 1.5-mile oval...
Budget Tight, but Programs Are Intact
Despite budget-cut predictions after a failed referendum last year, St. Charles students will have many of the same programs when classes start in September. The district's proposed $73.1 million budget might be tight, but it doesn't cut any student...
Bulldozing of Stand to Leave Hole in Budget Little League Says Stand Pays for Its Umpires
As Dundee Township-based Community Unit School District 300 prepares to bulldoze the Carpentersville Little League concession stand, league officials are anxiously looking for a new source of revenue. The funds from the concession stand usually...
Burlington Central Prevails in 2 OTs
When you are a budding program like the Burlington Central girls soccer program is, there aren't many wins bigger than beating the teams at the top of your league. On Monday, Central picked up one of those wins. The host Rockets defeated the visiting...
Burn Victim Accuses Ex-Boyfriend on 911 Tape 'My Boyfriend, He Set Me on Fire ... I'm Going to Die,' She Cries
Even after being stabbed and badly burned, Michelle Monachello named a former boyfriend as her attacker during what would be the final morning of her life. "My boyfriend, he set me on fire," she gasped in between wails of pain. "I'm going to die....
Candidates Whittled Down for North Principal Spot
Naperville North High School's next principal already has met the scrutiny of students, parents and teachers, but has two more steps before officially being appointed to the post. Naperville Unit District 203 Superintendent Donald Weber is slated...
Check out the New Summer Park Programs
With the warmer weather comes the realization that the end of school is just around the corner. In fact, there's barely a month of school left. This is a perfect time to browse through the new Cary Park District Summer 2000 catalog and plan some...
Chief Teal's Friendly Ways Remembered by Naperville Community
Naperville police Chief James Teal set the tone for his department shortly after arriving in 1973. His family had waved to an officer in the Jewel parking lot, but the patrolman didn't return the gesture. Troubled by the officer's perceived aloofness,...
Church Tables Plan to Sell Building, Access Lake Zurich Water Utilities
Lake Zurich Community Church, located on 7.5 acres at 23286 N. Quentin Road, is looking to lose some of its land so it can grow. The church is seeking annexation into the village for access to village water utilities. Furthermore, it plans to sell...
Come Find out about Our Town's Founders
Plan to be in attendance when the Algonquin Historic Commission hosts "Bring Yesterday into Today," a special community open house. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21 at the historic village hall. It is located at the corner of...
Cougars Manage to Hold off Fort Wayne
The firsts were good enough for first Monday. Kane County Cougars starter Marc Sauer became the first Cougar to pitch more than 6 innings in 2000, while reserve catcher Dennis Anderson equaled his season-hits total with a 4-hit effort, the first...
Cougars' Padgett Racking Up RBI
Matt Padgett is thinking like a run-producer, and he has become one. The Kane County outfielder entered Monday's game - the 28th of the year - with a team-high 19 RBI, and though he didn't add to the total in the Cougars' 8-6 victory over Fort Wayne,...
Co-Workers Pool Money to Increase Lottery Odds Chances Are Slim, but No One Wants to Be Left Out
Stephen Marshall sells tickets to sports games and rock concerts out of the Ticket America shop in Naperville. But to buy the hottest ticket in town Monday, Marshall had to go elsewhere and wait in line, just like, it seemed, practically everyone...
Cubs Land Fisk as 7th-Inning Singer
The cynics among you will no doubt suggest this is nothing more than a terrific shot by the Cubs across the bow of the White Sox' ship. But Cubs marketing chief John McDonough says there was no aforethought malice when the Cubs successfully coaxed...
Dear Moms: Just Something to Think About
There are moments in life that we try to forget, sweeping them under the rug. Unfortunately we always know they are there, collecting every thought. Last week I was pulling out of a parking place when I heard a woman scream. I immediately slammed...
Disney Brass to Share Service Secrets with Chamber
The Buffalo Grove Area Chamber of Commerce in October will host a prestigious Disney Keys of Excellence seminar, held 60 times annually nationwide. A member of Disney's management team will reveal some of the secrets of success involved in the continuing...
Dist. 203 Questions Policy on Diversity
Naperville schools may have been operating for four years under the theory that it's good to appreciate diversity among staff and students, but school board members said Monday it's time to make sure they still agree with the philosophy. For the...
Dist. 26 Might Face Referendum in 5 Years
Based on fiscal projections, Cary Elementary District 26 may have to face another referendum in about five years. During Monday night's school board meeting, the district's business manager, Charles Oberly, introduced a five-year financial plan...
Dist. 59 Board Gets to Look at Plans for Renovations to 2 Junior Highs
Elk Grove Township school board members Monday took a look into the future of two District 59 schools with the help of new schematic drawings. Oak Brook-based Legat Architects presented the board with tentative plans for Summer 2001 additions and...
District 300 Begins Working on Budget for Next Fiscal Year
Dundee Township Area Unit District 300 board members began the intricate task of preparing next year's budget with a rather lengthy presentation at Monday night's board meeting. With six weeks left until the end of fiscal year 2000, Supervisor of...
Double W Stables Caters to Horse Lovers
April showers bring May flowers. May also brings the equestrians out for the beginning of the horse show season in northern Illinois. Nestled among the subdivisions on Washington Street, just west of Route 45 in Gurnee is Double W Stables. Double...
ECC Splits in Region IV Sectional; Gallas, C-G Win Again
Elgin Community College's baseball team has some work to do today. The Spartans split a pair of games Monday in the NJCAA Division II Region IV sectional tournament at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. ECC, which must win twice today to...
Editorials
Limited value in lifting gates Illinois Toll Highway Authority officials are thinking about raising the gates at some plazas to let drivers through without paying. Any newspaper that has complained as long and bitterly as the Daily Herald has...
Effort to Save Fading Images on Headstones
History enthusiasts might soon look up online, digitized photographs of tombstones in Wheeling's cemetery. Indian Trails Library District spokesperson Chris Reading hopes to collaborate with the village, the Wheeling Historical Society and the North...
Elgin Couple Helps Make Drab Kitchens Look like New
Dark kitchens built 30 years ago are as outdated as 8-track tapes. The light airy look in decorating is in, and an Elgin couple is in the business of making homeowner's drab kitchens look light and new. Warren and Kathy Schmitt operate Kitchen...
Elgin May Rename Barn after Van De Voorde
Before he died, former Elgin mayor and fire chief George Van De Voorde told those closest to him he had one wish for how his name would go down in city history - he wanted to be remembered as a firefighter. On Wednesday, the Elgin City Council will...
Ex-Huntley Police Chief's Lawsuit against Village to Go to Trial Today
A former Huntley police chief's lawsuit against the village, claiming he was wrongly fired, is set to go to trial in Woodstock this morning. Richard Rossi was Huntley's police chief from 1983 to 1995, until he was fired with a 5-2 vote by the village...
Experts' Garden Blooms with Knowledge
What is that? What's going on over there? These are questions you, and most everyone else, have pondered from the safety of your car when you drive past the intersection of Route 38 and Peck Road, just west of Randall. Sometimes the view is awe-inspiring,...
Exploremore Day Opens Up World of Options for Students
One of the most popular days at the Brook Forest School is May 19 - Exploremore Day. Exploremore Day, a perennial favorite of kids, parents and community members, is a day devoted to hands-on learning and exploring new interests. Students at...
Family Matters
Experts weigh in with their best advice What do child experts wish parents knew? A lot, as it turns out. Here are some of their top messages, as reported in this month's Child magazine. - Schedule your child's first dental visit between 12 and...
First Anniversary Brings about Time to Review Year
The other day I called my editor to ask about the celebration. The response was a second of dead silence until he said, "What celebration?" The first week in May marked the one year anniversary of the new Neighbor section featuring a local columnist...
Five Minutes With
Warreen Phillips: aromatherapy herbalist Lives and works in: Elgin Age: 49 Essentials: Phillips has been an aromatherapy herbalist for three years. She underwent a 10-month program and regularly attends seminars to counsel her customers and...
Former Kane County Judge Joseph McCarthy Dies
Friends and family will remember Joseph M. McCarthy as kind, loving and compassionate - qualities they said he took to the courthouse everyday as a long-time Kane County judge. McCarthy, who lived most of his life on Elgin's west side, worked as...
Fox Trot to Raise Money for Youth Recreation
Whether it's handing out water, pushing a stroller, or sweating through a 10-mile run, there are all kinds of ways to help out Elgin-area youth at this year's Elgin Valley Fox Trot. Scheduled for the morning of Memorial Day, May 29, the 23rd annual...
From the Armed Services
News and notes of servicemen and women from the Fox Valley area: - Army Pvt. Franklin Birkhead has arrived for duty at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. Birkhead is an Avenger crewmember assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. He is the son of...
Fund-Raiser Could Be Biggest Yet
About 1,400 Carmel High students recently participated in the school's 21st annual Walkathon fund-raiser. Instead of attending class April 28, the teens spent the morning walking, jogging or running around the grounds of the nearby St. Mary of the...
Geneva Panel Doesn't Want to Lease Public Plaza Supporters Say Courtyard Pact Could Boost Downtown Business
Aldermen shot down developer Kent Shodeen's request to use the public plaza next to Herrington Inn in Geneva for private parties. Geneva Mayor Tom Coughlin cast the tie-breaking committee vote, denying a lease for the courtyard between the Herrington...
Glenbard North Continues to Honor Senior Who Missed His Solo
The Glenbard North High School band program will continue with a tradition that began in 1974 at the Carol Stream school. This year's tradition will honor both Nick Stefanic and Jeff Carlson, senior soloists who will perform with the symphonic band...
Good Morning!
THE BLOTTER Batavia - The driver's-side window was broken on a 1992 Ford Bronco parked in a lot on the 1500 block of Lathem Street around 11:45 a.m. Friday. - Nothing was stolen from a 1994 Plymouth Voyager van that was parked in a lot on...
Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills!; Good Morning, Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS MCEDC's annual golf outing set to tee off June 19 at Turnberry The McHenry County Economic Development Corporation will hold its annual golf outing June 19 at Turnberry Country Club in Lakewood. The day will begin with lunch at...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS Summer job workshops set for high school, college students The Northwest Suburban Education to Careers Partnership is scheduled to host its annual Summer Job Connection for high school and college students from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m....
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Seminar offered to not-for-profit organizations and government Businesses often spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars trying to improve the knowledge and skills of their staff. Now, thanks to About Learning, Inc. and the...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS Park district invites all to Pleasant Run Park dedication The Wheeling Park District is inviting all to attend the dedication of Pleasant Run Park at 10 a.m. June 3. The 4-acre park, located at Pear Tree Lane and Equestrian Drive in...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS Cardunal Area Chamber to hold golf outing June 9 The Cardunal Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf outing on June 9 at Randall Oaks Golf Course, 37W361 Binnie Road, West Dundee. Registration will open at 8 a.m., with...
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS Schaumburg High students to receive college scholarships Fourteen Schaumburg High School students will receive $500 scholarships from the SHS Very Interested Parents Club at a club meeting Wednesday evening. The VIP Club Scholarship...
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS Mount Prospect students face Monday scholarship deadline Up to $1,000 in scholarship money is available to two Mount Prospect residents pursuing their education through the Village of Mount Prospect and the Workforce Development Council....
Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE BRIEFS Senior council concert to feature CSO musicians To celebrate Older Adults Month, Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council will present a free concert at 2 p.m. May 20. The concert is open to the general public. A variety of music...
Grayslake Claims Big Comeback Win
Grayslake has had more than its share of tough losses this season. But on Monday afternoon it pulled off a dramatic comeback in a nonconference game with visiting Round Lake. But Jason Weimer came up with 2 innings of hitless relief and Brian Grewe...
Gurnee Now Has Camera in Board's Chambers
Lurking in the rear of Gurnee's village board chambers is visible fallout from an ethnic slur Mayor Richard Welton was accused of making during a budget discussion. At the request of Trustee Ray Damijonaitis, a tripod-mounted video camera quietly...
Hampshire Handles R-B, Stays in 1st-Place Tie
Before Monday's Hampshire-Richmond-Burton game, Whip-Purs coach Steve Ream said to his counterpart Scott Zalke that the Rockets really have Genoa-Kingston's number. Zalke responded that Hampshire really had Richmond-Burton's number. In fact,...
Hampshire High Choir Steps into Limelight at Elgin Festival
Beyond being heard, Hampshire High School Concert Choir director Janis Guter wants her students to be seen. Although she's been at the small, rural school for less than a year, Guter has made admirable inroads toward this endeavor. Most recently,...
Hampshire's Shuttered Wendy's Could Be Replaced by a McDonald's
McDonald's golden arches soon could appear along Route 20 in Hampshire where, until recently, a Wendy's restaurant satisfied local cravings for burgers and fries. A consultant who scouts potential franchise locations for the fast-food giant visited...
Hawthorn Gardens Offering Plenty of Options This Spring
Just in time for planting season, the Koch family launched Hawthorn Gardens, an expanded nursery and garden store. Brothers Tommy and Bill Koch and their father, Wilbert Sr., operate the renovated business at 24481 N. Old McHenry Road in Hawthorn...
He'd Rather Have Jesus Josh Caterer of the Smoking Popes Used to Attract Throngs of Fans. Then He Turned from Rock to Religion
Josh Caterer would close his eyes when he sang "I Know You Love Me," the song that took the Smoking Popes to the height of their success during the summer of 1997. He would hold the mic stand with both hands and croon to the crowd gazing up at him....
How Hackers Are Caught Computer Crimes, like Others, Often Leave a Trail
Last week someone, somewhere in the world pushed the "enter" button on a keyboard, and out from that machine slithered a computer virus. Within days, 600,000 computer systems were crippled and $2.5 billion in business was lost, as techies from Boston...
Huskies, Warriors Battle to Standoff
Judging by the first half between Naperville North and Waubonsie Valley, Monday's battle in Naperville had "tie game" written all over it. It was how that 1-1 tie materialized that made it interesting. "We knew it would be a close game," said...
In This Elgin-Larkin Series, There's Plenty at Stake
Elgin-Larkin softball games are fun to begin with. Add in the current situation in the Upstate Eight Conference standings and that excitement level will only rise higher when the two teams meet today and Thursday in the annual cross-town series....
Larkin, St. Charles Collide in Key Series
Today's Larkin-St. Charles series has suddenly taken on a little added significance. With St. Charles dropping a doubleheader to Waubonsie Valley last Saturday, Larkin finds itself just three games behind the league-leading Saints with two Upstate...
Late Start No Problem as IC Beats Marmion
Immaculate Conception wasn't going to let anything get in its way Monday afternoon at Marmion. Even though the Knights didn't arrive at Marmion until 4:45 p.m. for the scheduled 4:30 p.m. start because of bus problems, IC was still able to perform...
Let's Put the Word 'Parent' Back in Parenting
It's just my opinion but ... I've been noticing more often lately that there are some really ignorant parents out there. With spring youth sports upon us, with the laziness that the spring warmth brings upon us ... it is time for some parents...
Letter Carriers to Collect Food to Help Stock Area Pantries
To help feed the hungry, the National Association of Letter Carriers will host a nationwide food drive Saturday with donations going to local food pantries. This is the eighth consecutive year the group has conducted what postal officials call the...
Leyden Defends Title, Sets Record
St. Edward sophomore Sara Leyden successfully defended her 300- meter low hurdles championship (:48.65) and outleaned St. Francis' Carianne DeSalvo for the 100 high hurdles title in Monday's Suburban Catholic Conference girls track meet at Rosary....
Library Officials Designate 5 Sites for Future Book Drops
Beginning this summer, patrons of the Barrington Area Library may find it easier to return books once new book drops are installed at several locations throughout the area, officials said Monday. "It's been done in many communities, but we haven't...
Library Undergoing Major Work
Have you stepped inside the Mount Prospect Public Library recently? If you haven't, you'll be in for quite a surprise when you do. The place is very much under construction and will be for several weeks yet to come, according to Brenda Weiner, the...
Lightning Notches Wins at Tourney
The under-13 Lightning Select soccer team recorded two victories on April 30 at the Sporting Futbol Club Spring Invitational Soccer Tournament in Peoria. After two disappointing losses in the opening round on April 29, the team rallied on the second...
Lions Club Golf League Still Going Strong in Its 31st Year on the Links
In 1969 Winfield Lions Club members established a golf league. It is still going strong, opening its 31st season last month. Tee-off time is still 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday at St. Andrew's Golf Club, Route 59, north of Route 64. Frank McQuad is...
Lisle Grad Dipert Stars in Volleyball, Earns Sports Management Degree
Courtney Dipert from Lisle graduated from Florida State University with a degree in sports management. Dipert, who made the Dean's List the past two years, was a four- year letter winner for the volleyball team. During her senior season, Dipert...
Lynch Backs Aguilera, but GM Trying to Find Help for Cubs' Bullpen
General manager Ed Lynch said Monday he's looking to add to the Cubs' beleaguered bullpen. At the same time, he expressed confidence in closer Rick Aguilera, who entered Monday having given up 5 hits and 4 runs in his previous 3 appearances, covering...
Man Posing as Cop Attacks Woman Mt. Prospect Case May Be Linked to Other Area Crimes
The man's voice on the intercom said he was a police officer. When he got inside her Mount Prospect townhouse, it was clear he was no cop. He displayed a black handgun, and started grabbing at her clothes. She offered him some money. He took...
McHenry Panel OKs Pay Hikes for Some
A proposal to raise the salaries of some McHenry County elected officials passed its first hurdle on the way to the county board Monday, despite some objections. In a 3-2 vote, members of the county's human resources committee recommended approval...
McKenna Returns; Hercules Places Second in Penn Relays
The legend is coming home - for a few days anyway. It's nice when someone who achieved so much as an athlete returns to his roots to help young people also learn to enjoy the sports experience. Kevin McKenna, an all-state basketball player at...
More State Money Budgeted to Help Seniors
SPRINGFIELD - An additional $35 million a year will be pumped into the state program that helps senior citizens with fixed incomes pay for taxes and prescriptions. Gov. George Ryan on Monday signed the increases into law. The expanded programs go...
Mount Prospect Resident Helps Athletes Climb to Top
When David Buchanan was a boy, he was interested in the Super Heroes. He learned how to draw them and was fascinated with their muscles. This resulted in reading books about anatomy. His interest has lasted through the years. Buchanan is now...
Mundelein Woman Dedicated to Veterans
"I don't think we do enough for them. Our veterans are being forgotten," said Margaret Harlan of Mundelein. As we approach Memorial Day, it is good to take time to contemplate what the many men and women who have served in the Armed Forces have...
Naperville North Softball Shuts out West Chicago
Softball Naperville North 3, West Chicago 0 Jackelyn Diekemper's 4-hitter with 7 strikeouts helped the host Huskies (12-11, 5-5) best West Chicago (20-6, 7-3) ace Meghan Leston (15-4) in the DuPage Valley. Diekemper (5-6) also scored a run and...
Naperville to Review Community Garden Lease Park District, City Council Officials Say Agreement Is Not Clear
The Naperville City Council and Naperville Park District agreed Monday to take another look at the language of the district's community gardens lease, a document that officials described as too vague. The lease sparked a dispute earlier this year...
No Golf Discount for Local Merchants
Bloomingdale business owners will not get a discounted rate when they tee off at the village golf course. Village board members decided Monday that giving a discount to business owners was not a good idea. Board members said there are too many...
No Letdown for East Champ Elk Grove
From the way Elk Grove played at Buffalo Grove Monday, it was hard to tell that the Grenadiers had wrapped up their first ever Mid-Suburban East title five days earlier. Elk Grove scored early and often, beating Buffalo Grove 7-1 to finish their...
Obituaries
Jack Norman of Libertyville, formerly of Highland Park Private services for Jack Norman, 79, were held Monday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville. Born Sept. 3, 1920, in Oak Park, he passed Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Sheridan Healthcare...
Oh No, Not Again! Cubs Blow Lead but Rally to Win
Two teams with more problems than Wrigleyville has bars shared the ballfield Monday night on the North Side of Chicago. As expected, the results were not pretty. In a battle of National League Central bottom feeders, the Cubs won a messy war of...
Onions, Hanging Plants Available at All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
The unlikely combination of pancakes, flowers and onions will be featured at the Glen Ellyn Kiwanis Club's annual pancake breakfast and hanging plant sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, southwest corner of Duane...
Palatine Declines a Request for Help on Senior Housing
The Palatine village council cited a lack of adequate notice for turning down a church's request Monday for assistance on a senior housing project. The No. 1 complaint Palatine Mayor Rita Mullins said she heard when she campaigned door to door was...
Palatine Tops Lake Zurich in Tuneup for Conference Meets
Palatine fought for every point Monday as they defeated visiting Lake Zurich 6-1 in nonconference tennis action. For the Pirates (8-4, 3-2), defending state singles champ Tom Hanus defeated Ross Boyd 6-2, 6-2 in a strong matchup at first singles....
Park District Board Gears Up to Collapse Dome, Open Park
Buffalo Grove Park District commissioners are hoping good weather will shine on two events this week. Today or Wednesday, they plan to collapse the white fabric dome that covers the park district's golf driving range during the winter months. ...
Partnership Aims to Introduce Young Girls to Game of Golf
Lynne Clemens is learning to play golf this spring. No big deal, you say, and normally it wouldn't be. Lots of Naperville moms pick up the game every year. But the reason Clemens is taking to the links is a little different. As one of the driving...
Patience Waning in Glen Ellyn over Prolonged Street Project
After months of road work last year, including sewer and water main construction, Glen Ellyn residents along Duane Street expected some peace and quiet. Five months after the project's scheduled conclusion, though, work on the $725,000 job remains...
Petersen, West Aurora Blank Naperville Central Redhawks Fall Short in 1-0 Heartbreaker
Naperville Central came into Monday's game against West Aurora averaging 5.5 runs and 8.2 hits per contest. When it was all over, Blackhawks pitcher Taylor Petersen made sure those numbers were a little lower. Petersen threw a 3-hit shutout and...
Pet Rescue President Can't Accept Strays at Home, Village Says
The owner of a Bloomingdale animal shelter no longer will be able to house stray animals at her Berkeley home. The village of Berkeley for years had been giving stray animals to Pet Rescue President Dale Armon to take to the animal shelter, Police...