Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper both owned and published by Paddock Publications, Inc. First published in 1872, the Daily Herald is headquartered in Arlington Heights, Ill.The third largest newspaper in Illinois, the Daily Herald serves an area of about 1,300 square miles that includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. The largest suburban newspaper in the Chicago area, the Daily Herald covers local and national news, as well as neighborhood and community events in the more than 90 communities it serves. Family owned and operated by the Paddocks for four generations, the Daily Herald started expanding in the late 1960s, growing from a weekly paper to five days a week and, finally, daily in 1981. It expanded its coverage area in the late 1980s and since 2000 has experiencd a growth in circulation of almost 20 percent in the suburban Chicago market. In 2010, the Daily Herald received a total of seven awards from the Inland Press Association's national journalism competition. Three of the awards were first place prizes in the areas of community leadership, explanatory journalism in the large-newspaper category (circulation over 75,000), and sports photography. In 2002, reporter Rukmini Callimachi was a finalist for the AP Managing Editors (APME) International Perspective Awards for a story and photographs that told about the lives of area immigrants through their own words. John Lampinen is Senior Vice President/Editor and Daniel E. Baumann is the Publisher.

Articles from February 2, 2000

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100 Years Worthy of a Celebration
Bertha Schettko turns 100 tomorrow, making her an official - you should pardon the expression - century-an. The Lutheran Home resident was born in Chicago and grew up near the old Riverview Park, at Western and Belmont. She was the third oldest...
Addison Business Person of Year Applauded for Community Service
Addison's first Business Person of the Year is Tom Reed, an insurance salesman who devotes countless hours to local service organizations. "He throws himself into community involvement and is ready and willing to serve on whatever committee he is...
Additional Office Space Will Enable Palatine Group to Broaden Services
In order to provide more private counseling areas for troubled youths, The Bridge Youth & Family Services in Palatine is hoping to expand its offices at Palatine Township Hall. Executive Director Peter Cunneen said the Bridge wants to add 3,000...
Allen Leaves Western Kentucky Football for St. Francis
Blake Allen (Naperville Central) signed a national letter of intent to play football at the College of St. Francis after transferring from Western Kentucky University. Western Kentucky was a Division I-AA program. Allen earned all- DuPage Valley...
Animal Rights Activist Sees Self as Outlaw
Geneva animal rights activist Steve Hindi caused quite a stir at the Kane County Judicial Center last week. Hindi refused to enter a plea on charges that he illegally tape- recorded a conversation with St. Charles police at the Kane County Fair...
Area Club Does More Than Just Knit
A group meeting monthly at Elk Grove Village Public Library gets together to knit. But this is not your great-grandmother's quilting bee. Cast Away, a local chapter of The Knitting Guild of America, has just celebrated its one-year anniversary....
Area Students Now Have Motive to Take Summer Class
Northwest Suburban High School District 214 officials are making an offer they believe struggling members of next year's freshmen won't want to refuse. Come to a three-week summer school program for extra help in reading and writing, or else you...
Arlington Hts. Growth Could Require Changes to Dist. 25 Boundaries
Folks buying new condominiums in downtown Arlington Heights likely won't know until spring exactly where their children will be going to school. Spring is when Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 school board members expect a report on the...
Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested
A trail of makeup, ID cards and other items taken from an Elgin woman's purse Tuesday led police to arrest two men suspected in a daytime armed robbery, police said. Saul Garcia, 19, of 415 N. Union St., and Alvaro Blanco, 20, of 412 LaSalle St.,...
A Sparkling Success Longtime Sink Maker Elkay Seen as Best in Business
Carpenter Leopold Katz and his son, Louis, teamed up with a tinsmith in 1920 to hand-fashion silver sinks and install them in upper-class homes around Chicago. Eighty years after delivering rush orders by street car, Elkay Manufacturing now markets...
Balancing Act Works in Maine West's Win
Buzzer-beaters by Brett Dankowski and Kevin Vail at the end of the first three quarters helped lead Maine West to a 56-50 nonconference victory over visiting Rolling Meadows on Tuesday. Dankowski hit a shot at the first-quarter horn to cut the Rolling...
Bantam Team Takes Title for Regular Season
The Northwest Chargers Bantam Bronze No. 2 travel team, playing out of Rolling Meadows, captured the regular season Northern Illinois Hockey League title. The team consisting of boys age 13 to 15 held off a strong field and finished with a record of...
Barrington Beats Short-Handed Hersey
While state-ranked St. Viator has been a dominant force in the Chicago Metro Hockey League's Northwest Division this winter, Barrington has shown it has an explosive offense as well. The Broncos (8-12-2) battled through a scoreless tie with Hersey...
Bartlett Waits to Evaluate Downtown Parking Needs
With plans for the new town center still in the early stages, the village of Bartlett turns its attention to address downtown parking. Village trustees decided Tuesday night, however, to hold off on a parking survey of the future town center location,...
Beck Mutates into Satirical Motown Minstrel
To attend a Beck concert lately, is to be faced with these questions: Can a skinny white blonde guy croon like Luther Vandross? Make the women self-combust like Maxwell? Lay down some serious sexual healing like Marvin Gaye? No. Nope. Sorry. All...
Bensenville, Wood Dale Talks Might Postpone Street Repairs
Bensenville might delay street renovations pending the outcome of discussions with Wood Dale over annexing seven homes in the construction area. Trustees decided to take no action Tuesday night on awarding an $11,699 engineering contract while they...
BG, CL South Dominate Regional; Hoffman Qualifies 4 to Sectional
Although Buffalo Grove didn't do quite as well as coach Sarah Mikrut hoped, the Bison still performed well enough to win the Prospect regional Tuesday. The Bison beat Crystal Lake South 140.925 to 138.875 and advanced to the Schaumburg sectional....
Board's Problems Won't End with Vaught's Exit
The sun surely is shining bright today for those who wanted all those contrary voices gone from the Naperville Unit District 203 school board. With David Vaught's resignation, the opportunity is there to replace him with someone who holds opinions...
Book Program Goes on Site to Entice Youth to Get Reading
The nearly two dozen children sat captivated, with their legs crossed and hands in their laps, staring up at Ana Devine as she reads. Devine told the story of a boy named Peter who put a snowball in his pocket and returned hours later to find -...
Breast Cancer, Depression Top List of Kane Women's Health Concerns
Fox Valley women think breast cancer and depression are two of the biggest health problems their sex faces in Kane County, according to a survey a new women's health group released Tuesday. Nearly two-thirds of women surveyed indicated breast cancer...
Burlington Central Lacks Focus in 72-59 Loss to Johnsburg
If the first few minutes of each half of a basketball game were true indicators of what was going to happen, then Burlington Central would have never lost the way it did Tuesday. Central traveled to Johnsburg and stormed out to a 11-0 lead in the...
Burlington Central Starts off Well, Finishes Poorly in Loss to Johnsburg
If the first few minutes of each half of a basketball game were true indicators of what was going to happen, then Burlington Central would have never lost the way it did Tuesday. Central traveled to Johnsburg and stormed out to a 11-0 lead in the...
Carpentersville Rejects Credit Check Plan
The Carpentersville village board voted down a proposal Tuesday to mandate pre-employment credit checks for finance department members, preferring instead to leave the matter to the village manager. "I don't like it," said Village President Cheryal...
Cary Residents Speak out over Proposed Housing Development
More than 100 residents packed the Cary village board meeting Tuesday to put in their two-cents on a developer's proposal to construct a 374-house golf course community along the village's northern boarders. Residents voiced their concern over a...
Chamber President Building on Success
After one month on the job, Mike Celer, president of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, is giving a big thumbs up. This is not a surprise since he has had plenty of time to experience the inner workings of this not-for-profit organization and chart...
City Building Up to Buildout with Fewer Large Tracts of Land Available, Developers Shift Their Focus
Fewer houses went up in Naperville in 1999 than in preceding years, but those that were built inched up the price scale. A total of 736 permits were issued in 1999 for houses, with an estimated construction value of nearly $170 million, according...
City Expected to Ask Geneva Voters for East-Side Fire Station
Replacing Geneva's downtown fire station with one east of the Fox River has generated considerable discussion during the past few years. But so far, nothing has happened. With the dawn of the new year, city officials feel it's time for their...
College Decision Not Made Overnight
Geneva High School seniors, as well as seniors throughout the country, have been busy the past few months applying to colleges. The process is lengthy and time-consuming. For some students, it takes four years. Several take required courses and...
Complete Wheaton North Attack Tops Naperville North
Wheaton North is a team that is well known for its offensive prowess, but it can play some pretty good defense too. Such was the case in Tuesday's DuPage Valley Conference battle at Naperville North. Not only did the Falcons hold Huskies standout...
Connie Payton Helps 'Relay for Life'
Organizers of the Barrington Relay for Life are especially excited this year because Connie Payton, wife of the late Bears star Walter Payton, has agreed to serve as honorary chairman. At a 4 p.m. conference today, Payton will speak at Health World,...
Consumer Groups Push Rules on Payday Lending
Consumer groups hope a new report highlighting the outrageous interest rates charged by payday loan shops will bolster efforts to impose state regulations on the currently uncontrolled short-term loan industry. Payday lending, virtually unheard...
Cross-Burning Case against Teen Moving to Adult Court
A psychologist testified last week that a 16-year-old accused of burning a cross in a mixed-race couple's yard didn't understand the symbolism and wasn't sure what the Ku Klux Klan was all about. On Tuesday, McHenry County juvenile court Judge Thomas...
Danada Forest Preserve Garden to Be a Home-Landscaper's Delight
Sculpture and Kentucky bluegrass are out, and native species and prairie grass are in. A new horticultural garden planned for Danada Forest Preserve near Wheaton will feature plants that can be grown at home. Forest preserve commissioners Tuesday...
Dance Makes a Great Date for Your Valentine
Got a hot date for Valentine's Day, but don't know where to go? Want to wine and dine your special someone, but your favorite restaurant isn't taking any more reservations? Want to dance the night away with your sweetie, but don't want to be...
D-C/Jacobs Tunes Up for FVC Meet by Rolling Past 'El-Wood'
Swimming coaches often use dual meets to decide on a lineup for conference meets. Dundee-Crown/Jacobs co-coach Mike Cain is no exception, but what he saw on Tuesday at Streamwood might have made his job harder, not easier. The Golden Eagles (9-0)...
Des Plaines Gives in to Pesky Skaters
Just a few months after Des Plaines banned skateboard- enthusiasts and in-line skaters from virtually every paved and concrete surface downtown - officials are finding a place for these hobbies. A Naperville firm has been hired by the Des Plaines...
Developer Joins Gilberts Annexation Talks
After word last week that Gilberts and Carpentersville officials have resumed boundary talks, Neumann Homes' top executive felt it necessary to drop in on a meeting in Gilberts on Tuesday night. Kenneth Neumann, chief executive officer for the Warrenville-...
Dist. 204 Parents Try to Define Competitive Wage for Teachers
Their mission, which they've chosen to accept, is to figure out how the Indian Prairie school system can pay its teachers competitive salaries. It seemed like Mission Reasonable to the parents on a committee that will recommend how much more tax...
Dist. 211 Panel Foresees Costly Future
Palatine-Schaumburg Township High School District 211 officials continue to consider whether to make a few major investments, such as building additions onto Fremd and Palatine high schools and increasing the budget for new teacher training and recruitment....
Downtown Group Plans a Return to Cook Park
Organizers of downtown Libertyville events hope to return to Cook Park this summer, now that an extensive renovation project is complete. Before approving a schedule, however, village officials said they want to gauge whether the area will provide...
Durbin Joins Call to Ban Betting on Amateurs
WASHINGTON - Sen. Dick Durbin joined a bipartisan group Tuesday in introducing a bill to ban all legal gambling on college, high school and Olympic athletics. "College kids should be worrying about grade-point averages, not point spreads," Durbin...
ECC Hits Century Mark vs. Lake Co
At first glance, you couldn't help but feel sorry for College of Lake County coach Rob Sandler. After all, he had only six players dressed for Tuesday night's game against Skyway Conference opponent Elgin Community College in Elgin. But since two...
Editorials
Record-breaking economic boom A remarkable event in American history occurred Tuesday, when the current economic expansion was officially declared the longest the country has ever experienced. The economy has been growing for eight years and...
Elk Grove Winterfest Promises Flurry of Fun for All
Elk Grove Village's Winterfest 2000 promises to lure people out of hibernation with carriage rides, free use of the new skate park and a fireworks display. On Sunday, Festival of the Heart events will be staged from noon to dusk at the Al Hattendorf...
Evidence Found Four Years after Teen Vanished
The investigation into a 13-year-old Bolingbrook girl's disappearance is gaining momentum after proceeding at a snail-like pace for four years. Amy Mellon, whose daughter Rachel vanished in 1996, is expected to appear before a Will County grand...
Ex-Officer Says Village Used Security Firm
When Richard Mosher thinks of police corruption, he pictures a dishonest cop taking a bribe from a bad guy to cover up crime. The 27-year veteran of the Bensenville police force says he learned a new definition when village leaders last year ordered...
Fewer Jaycees Go a Long Way in Suburbs
The recent Jaycees Week heralded the contributions of the nation's 75,000 Jaycees and with it the fact the group is accomplishing more than ever despite membership declines. "A decline in membership doesn't necessarily mean a decline in productivity,"...
Food for Thought
Ace to the rescue If you haven't made any headway on your New Year's Resolution to get organized, you're not alone. The thought of looking into the crowded pantry (and past the leftover Y2K supplies) and sorting through the stack of school lunch...
'Forever Tango' Takes Audience from Dance's Seamy Origins
"Forever Tango" Location: Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St. Times: Feb. 1-6 Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 5 & 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 & 7:30 p.m. Parking: Public lots Tickets: $19-$45 Box Office: (312)...
Garlic, Olive Oil Add Flavor to Pizza Crust
When nasty winter weather marches in and decides to hang around, I turn to slow-cooked dishes such as soups, chilis and stews to warm up my kitchen, my wife and myself. As I head inside after shoveling newly arrived snow, the aromas of a bubbling...
Genevan Woman Gathers Support and Investors for Riverfront Park
Mary Zaander is trying to convince others with clout to share her vision to build a park along the Fox River in Geneva. The chairwoman of the Geneva Riverfront Park Planning Committee has enlisted the city council's help to secure an $80,000 state...
George Foreman Holiday Grill Profit Sizzle
George Foreman knocked out shoppers this holiday season with his grills, sending sales for Mount Prospect-based Salton Inc. out of the ring. Led by sales of products bearing the name of the affable boxer- turned-pitch man, Salton posted net sales...
Gifford Sifts through 50 Years of History
Fifty years ago when Harriet Gifford Elementary opened its doors, Yvonne Stannard was one of 225 students excited not only to be attending school - but a brand new school hailed as one of the most modern in Elgin Area School District U-46. Now half...
Glendale Heights Wants More Parking at Mosque
Overflow parking, and plenty of it, is what Glendale Heights plan commissioners want to see before they take a serious look at a proposed expansion to the Muslim Society building. Though leaders of the mosque got permission to use 50 spaces at a...
Golfers, Businesses Have Early-Bird Start
Last summer, Fox River Grove resident Steve Ippolito found himself a little overwhelmed. It was the first year he had planned a big golf outing fund- raiser, and he felt he didn't allow enough time to prepare for it. "I started working on it...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Two speakers to appear at Geneva High School this week Geneva High School juniors and seniors have a chance to hear a few important messages this week as the rest of their classmates take standardized tests. At 9:45 a.m. today,...
Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills!
THE BRIEFS Huntley Park District spring sport registration to be held Saturday Huntley Park District will hold registration for spring sports and youth baseball, boys ages 7 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday and again Feb. 12, at Deicke...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS BGHS seeks business donations for annual blood drive Buffalo Grove High School is accepting donor reservations for its annual blood drive, scheduled for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10 in the gymnasium at the high school, 1100 W. Dundee Road....
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Barrington Parks awarded top honors again for brochures The Barrington Park District has been awarded top honors for the second consecutive year for its 1999 brochure series. The award, which was given at the annual Illinois Parks...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS Cash and black-tie will get you into charity auto show preview Want to gaze at the newest, sleekest futuristic cars without fighting pushy crowds? It will cost you $125. But organizers say the cost of a ticket to the 2000 Chicago Auto...
Good Morning, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont!
THE BRIEFS Workshop offers diabetes warning signs, exercise tips A free diabetes workshop will be held Thursday at Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Certified dietitians and diabetic educators will lead the class on how people can take care...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS Elgin Area Compassionate Friends meets monthly at Jayne Shover Elgin Area Chapter of the Compassionate Friends meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Jayne Shover Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, 799 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin....
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS New forum for women kicks off Sunday with Buffalo Grove tea A meeting will be held in Buffalo Grove next month to explain a new network being created for women to address their personal and professional goals. "Feminine Forum" is...
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS Hersey to host college night for juniors and their parents John Hersey High School will host a college-planning workshop for students in their junior year and their parents at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the school's theater, 1900 E. Thomas...
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE BRIEFS Gifted education expert to speak at Barrington elementary school Parents can learn more about their gifted children by attending a lecture set for 7 p.m. Monday at Hough Street Elementary School, 310 S. Hough St. in Barrington. The...
Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE BRIEFS Viator's 34th annual musical will feature 'Guys and Dolls' St. Viator High School will present "Guys and Dolls" as the 1999-2000 school year musical. The show will run at 8 p.m. Feb. 11, 12, 18, and 19 in the Jeuck Auditorium at the...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS Streamwood chamber offers bingo fun every Sunday The Streamwood Chamber of Commerce offers bingo on Sunday afternoons at VFW Post 5151, located at 341 S. Bartlett Road in Streamwood. Doors open at 2 p.m. and games begin at 4 p.m....
Grayslake Baseball, Park District Agree It's Best to Separate
The Grayslake Baseball Association plans to become its own not- for-profit entity, separate from the Grayslake Community Park District. The move has been a long time coming, members of the volunteer- run organization said Tuesday. Though the...
Great Mix of Offerings Sure to Sweeten Your Holiday
Still searching for something to do with your sweetie on Valentine's Day? No need for concern - the Greater Woodfield area offers countless options for romantic interludes, no matter what your style. From a full weekend getaway to an afternoon of...
Hard Work Pays off for LZHS Cheerleaders
For a cheerleading team that never won a competition before this season, Lake Zurich High School's varsity cheerleading squad has arrived in a big way - by going to the nationals in Florida this weekend. No one was more surprised when the varsity...
Her Roots to City Run Deep Transplant from Canada Looks Back on 80 Years of Life in St. Charles
As lives change and evolve, it is common for people to move to new towns. We certainly see plenty of that in the Tri-Cities area. But there are many who still pick a spot to raise their families and stay put for several decades - maybe even a lifetime....
Hoffman Police to Make Sure Drivers Are Buckled Up
Police officers in Hoffman Estates are on the lookout for drivers who are not wearing their seatbelts and who do not secure their children in child seats. Funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation, two to three extra officers...
Home Deport Workers Eagerly Pitch In
Teamwork was never more evident than last week when employees from three Home Depot stores in Lake County volunteered their free time to frame out walls at a Mundelein shopping center. Home Depot stores from Gurnee, Deerfield and Waukegan donated...
Huskies Come through on Beam
It was difficult to tell from the final result that Naperville North actually had an off night. But for the first half of Tuesday night's regional meet, an upstart Downers Grove North squad performed flawlessly on vault on uneven bars to seize a...
Illinois Hopes to Rebound Tonight vs. Minnesota
CHAMPAIGN - Still reeling from Michigan State's Sunday punch, which way will a young Illinois team go? Can the Illini climb off the canvas and back into the Big Ten fight? That's a question they must answer against Minnesota tonight at the Assembly...
In Work as a Dog Breeder, Hawthorn Woods Woman Left Little Living Legacies
Sunny Dutton's legacy lives on and can be seen in the dogs she bred, trained and exhibited, her friends and family members said. Dutton, who lived in Hawthorn Woods and previously in Mundelein, died Jan. 13 at her home of natural causes. She was...
Jewel to Be Reborn in August
One of Naperville's oldest Jewel-Osco stores will close today to make way for a fancier gem. The structure at 117 E. Ogden Ave. was built more than 30 years ago and is now outdated, company officials say. But they promise that, when finished, the...
Judge Limits Her Donations in Race for State High Court
Money. It's driving a hotly contested primary race for a seat on the Illinois Supreme Court. But in a bold move, DuPage Circuit Court Judge Bonnie Wheaton capped the amount donors may contribute to her campaign at $100 each. Her campaign workers...
Jury Still out on Irish Class
Notre Dame has gone through too much suspense since the end of a disappointing 1999 football season. After a nerve-wracking wait for the NCAA to hand down penalties in the Kim Dunbar scandal, the Irish escaped with some minor sanctions. But the...
'Kidnapped' Jesus Statues Find Shelter at Police Inn
Searching for Jesus? Seek and ye shall find at the St. Charles police department. With the help of a detective named Joseph, an anonymous tipster and a penitent 16-year-old, six baby Jesus statues that were stolen before Christmas are now in...
Kids Put out Message on Fire Safety
After featuring the Hoffman Estates High School football team in its fire prevention posters last time around, the Hoffman Estates Fire Department reached out to an even younger crowd to find models for its newest poster. Taking advantage of mini-sized...
Kildeer Residents State Opposition to Shopping Center near School
About 100 Kildeer residents told plan commissioners Tuesday night they are against a developer building a 23-acre retail shopping center next to Charles Quentin Elementary School. The residents spoke during the Kildeer plan commission's public hearing...
Kukoc Shrugs off Rumors
PORTLAND, Ore. - This much can be said about Toni Kukoc: He certainly takes the endless trade rumors in stride. Asked why he would want to go to the Lakers and play again for Phil Jackson, who yelled at Kukoc mercilessly for five years in Chicago,...
Licensing Scandal Likely to Hamper Ryan's Agenda Governor Struggles to Direct Focus on Budget after Indictment of Aide
SPRINGFIELD - Like President Clinton a year ago, Gov. George Ryan presents his budget and State of the State speech today amid a growing scandal that blurs his message, and a federal investigation that may distract from his ability to lead. "It's...
Lions Club to Honor Young Athletes' Efforts
Members of the Dundee Lions Club will get together Thursday to honor some young athletes who played in their 41st annual boys middle school basketball tournament. They will meet at Floyd's restaurant at 6:30 p.m. in Carpentersville, where they will...
Lisle Chamber Hits Slopes for Winter Carnival
Admit it: You've secretly always wanted to cover your butt with a plastic bag and slide down a ski hill to help raise money for the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce. Well, the chamber is ready to help you down that slippery slope - oh, you can use...
Local Skater on Olympic Track but She Must Become British Citizen to Compete
As excitement builds for the upcoming United States Figure Skating Association's National Championships, set to begin Sunday in Cleveland, one local skater won't be there. Tiffany Sfikas, 22, of Rolling Meadows finished among the top 10 pairs at...
Longing for a Star like Payton
On what should have been a great day for Howie Long, he couldn't help but feel a bit sad Sunday. With it being Super Bowl XXXIV, and with tributes to Walter Payton being served up left, right and up the middle, Long kept thinking of his own Hall...
Longtime Addison Mechanic Can Heal All Kinds of Cars
Ask anybody where 60 W. Lake St. is and expect a blank look in response. "Well, it's west of Addison Road." That's true. "It's on the north side of Lake Street." That's true. "It must be in the Green Meadow Shopping Center." That's...
Lots of Snow Didn't Hamper D.C. Visit
Mount Prospect Village President Gerald L. "Skip" Farley reports that local mayors made some progress on several issues last week while in snow-filled Washington, D.C. Farley and leaders from other towns affected by train whistles met with federal...
Maine South Rallies Past Libertyville; Grayslake Gets by McHenry
Maine South saved its best for the last 2:48 as the host Hawks outscored Libertyville 7-2 to post a convincing 55-50 nonconference win Tuesday. Krissy Vonesh went 6 of 6 from the line as the Hawks connected on 7 of 11 after going into the bonus...
Master Teacher in Dist. 15 Getting Governor's Notice
Ron Williams of Winfield will hear himself recognized with his peers during Gov. George Ryan's State of the State address at noon today in Springfield. Williams will sit in the gallery of the Illinois House of Representatives not as an elected official,...
McHenry County Officials Decide Grant to Fight Child Abuse Has Too Many Strings
McHenry County Board members rejected a federal grant Tuesday aimed at preventing child abuse. The board voted 14-8 in favor of the healthy families grant. However, the proposal needed 16 votes to pass because it would have required the county to...
Meeting Set to Address Fate of Briar Patch Park
Wheaton park leaders will meet tonight in closed session to discuss what they can do to keep Briar Patch Park from being sold by its owner - Glen Ellyn Elementary District 89. "The question is still whether or not the school district has the right...
Merchants Fighting Glen Ellyn Proposal to Increase Sales Tax
Craig Mandel takes pride in the small-town feel of Glen Ellyn, where antique shops, clothing boutiques and family pharmacies like his can thrive. "It's a homey atmosphere ... it's what's really Glen Ellyn," said Mandel, owner of Craig's Family Pharmacy,...
Motorola Set to Debut Cell Software-Chip Sets
Motorola Inc. says it will introduce complete sets of semiconductors and software that will help its customers get new phones to market faster and create a new revenue source of licensing technology. The offering, to be announced today at a conference...
Naperville Teenagers Hoping to Remember Friend with Scholarship
Celeste Tomasello's friends remember hanging out with her, laughing and videotaping their fun. When they think of her, they think of friendship. As they cast about for ideas to memorialize the Naperville North High School senior who died in November,...
Naturalist Helps People Find Their Niche in Nature
Valerie DePrez is a naturalist with the Kane County Forest Preserve District "... A ditch somewhere - or a creek, meadow, woodlot or marsh. ... These are places of initiation, where the borders between ourselves and other creatures break down, where...
New Restaurant Adds to West Dundee Reputation
Don't look now, but West Dundee is fast becoming one of the Fox Valley's "in" places for upscale dining. The latest piece of that trend is Francesca's Campagna, a gourmet Italian restaurant that has opened at 127 W. Main St. Francesca's joins...
NU Expects at Least 19 Today
This is the day all the last-minute anxieties will be put to rest - provided 19 signed letters of intent spit out of the fax machine in Northwestern's football office. That's how many high school seniors are expected to cement their verbal commitments...