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 5, 2000

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100 Days and Counting Picture-Perfect Day Caps Achievement at Schiesher School
Five-year-old Shane Pelling of Lisle looked up at the hanging Hershey kiss-decorated T-shirt and began counting out loud. "... 49, 50, 51!" The Schiesher Elementary School student was so proud he had guessed the number of chocolate candies that...
[3] Good Morning!
THE BLOTTER Reports received from Barrington area police: Barrington - A 16-year-old South Barrington boy told police someone poured a spaghetti sauce-like substance on the left front fender and the right front door of a white 1998 Ford Taurus,...
5 Accused of Selling Alcohol to a Minor in Lake in the Hills
Employees of five Lake in the Hills businesses that sell liquor were charged Feb. 3 with selling alcohol to an underage person during a police sting operation. Three Lake in the Hills police officers and a 20-year-old male conducted the operation...
Abbott Planning Day-Care Center at Libertyville Township Campus
Abbott Laboratories is joining the ranks of other large employers with its plans to open a day-care center at its campus in Libertyville Township. Plans for a 42,000-square-foot day-care facility are just one component of a larger program Abbott...
After Three Years, Lombard Finally Finds Plan for Hammerschmidt Land
It was once the site of Lombard's most infamous eye sore. Now village officials have given the green light for condominiums, townhouses and a small park at the former Hammerschmidt Fuel and Lumber site along St. Charles Road east of Main Street....
A Good Time Is in the Cards
You can keep your fingers nimble and your strategy skills sharp by joining in the fun at the Adult Recreation Club's card games offered through the St. Charles Park District. Four opportunities to play pinochle or bridge are open to players, age...
Algonquin Trustee Surprises Board with Resignation Avelar Says New Job Keeping Him from Fulfilling Duties in Village
Algonquin Village Trustee Marc Avelar shocked his colleagues this week by submitting his resignation. On Thursday morning, Avelar walked into village hall and unexpectedly tendered his resignation to Village Manager Bill Ganek. Avelar, who was...
A Pack of Wolves Invades DuPage County Libraries Hockey Players Promote Reading
When the Wolves came knocking this week, librarians across DuPage County opened the doors and let them in. The Chicago hockey franchise shares a goal with the librarians: to get kids to read. So on Wednesday, members of the Chicago Wolves visited...
Area Librarian Puts Her Patrons First
"High technology is merely a means, a tool for us to better serve our patrons," says Martha Sloan, coordinator of public service for the Des Plaines Public Library. "We are continuing to build on the partnership within the community. Sloan says,...
Arlington Heights Ice Sculptors Chisel Away at Frozen Wonders
Some may be looking forward to the warmer climate meteorologists have forecast for this weekend - but not the group of snow artists who have accumulated in Arlington Heights. Using just water and the snow from their lawns, one veteran and one novice...
Austrian Airlines' Chicago Plans Stir Controversy
Amid a bitter controversy that is increasingly isolating the new Austrian government, Austrian Airlines said Friday it plans to begin daily, nonstop flights from Chicago to Vienna in March. At a time when the airline intended to generate excitement...
Barber from Gurnee Aiming to Make PBA Tourney Cut Hawthorn Lanes in Vernon Hills Hosting Senior Event
John Miller, a Gurnee barber, looked two lanes to his left Friday morning and stared in awe at Hall of Fame bowler Dick Weber. "He's just so amazing," Miller said. After gazing Weber's way a few more seconds, Miller looked down his lane and nervously...
Batavia Lets Loose on Oswego 11 Bulldogs Score in Rout of SPR Rival
Batavia coach Jim Roberts doesn't care who scores the points. He just wants to win games. Recently, the Bulldogs are getting contributions from many players and winning games. Batavia put 11 players in the scoring column, including five in double...
Batavia Officials in Hard Place over Marsh
Batavia Alderman Linnea Miller sees the city wedged between a rock and a decade-old deal with developers. "No matter what we do, we're going to come out the bad guys," she said. "I know that." Miller called an informational meeting Friday night...
BG Captures Fifth Straight Crown Bison Beat Hersey for MSL East Title
Believe it or not, Buffalo Grove's rather tense 64-55 victory over visiting Hersey was actually the easy part for Tom Dineen on Friday night. "That hardest part was keeping my eyes dry before the game," said the veteran BG coach, referring to his...
Boys Basketball
Westminster 59, Illinois Lutheran 53 Westminster Christian's Adam Cooper hit a 3-pointer with 6:30 left in the game to break a 44-44 tie and put the Warriors up for good Friday night. Westminster went on to beat Illinois Lutheran 59-53 and clinch...
Breaking off Libraries Complicated Issue Naperville Explores Separate Library Tax District
The Naperville Public Libraries board has some homework ahead of it. Members this week said they will start exploring the possibility of separating from the city and forming their own taxing district during a series of meetings starting in April....
Bulldogs Learn a Lot about Oswego in Loss
Oswego can beat you from the outside and inside. Batavia found that out the hard way Friday night. The outside threat for Oswego is senior guard Brandy Daniels. Daniels scored 23 points, which included three 3-pointers to go along with 4 assists....
Bulls Suffer Record Rout by Grizzlies
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Longtime Bulls fans should cringe when they hear the name Lionel Hollins. Years ago, before The Bad Boys, Larry Bird or Bill Laimbeer, Hollins was the original Bulls-killer. When he played for the Portland Trail Blazers,...
Burlington Central Girls Snare First Conference Title since '92-93 Season
OREGON - Burlington Central got to break out their conference champions' T-shirts after all. But for a while it looked as if that box of shirts was headed back to the silk-screener unopened before the Rockets finally hung on for a 46-44 victory...
Burlington Central Wins Conference Crown
OREGON - Burlington Central got to break out their conference champions' T-shirts after all. But for a while it looked as if that box of shirts was headed back to the silk-screener unopened before the Rockets finally hung on for a 46-44 victory...
Child Care Center Executive Emphasizes Parent Involvement
Preparing children for the 21st century was the recent focus of one of the largest early childhood conferences in the country. The Chicago Metropolitan Association for the Education of Young Children held its first conference of the century Jan....
Church Workshops Address Teen Sexuality
Do you want your kids learning about sex by watching "Sex in the '90s" on MTV? Would it shock you to learn that the Q&A columns in magazines for teen girls often feature questions about oral sex, pregnancy, disease and orgasms? Is sex ed something...
Club's All-Male Standing Put under Spotlight Women Challenge Johnsburg Group's Tradition
Push finally has come to shove for Patricia Bingman and the Johnsburg Community Club's 78-year all-male tradition. Bingman, the first female applicant to the club, and the first female - but not the last - to be rejected, has filed a civil rights...
County Urges State to Control Peaker Plants
A new breed of electric power plants hit Illinois last year, and state environmental officials say they have little authority under state laws to regulate the plants. Lake County Board members and environmental advocates urged the state to change...
Course Load at Grayslake High to Remain despite Tight Finances
Grayslake High School students will still be able to register for the same number of courses next school year - after parents voiced displeasure over talk of reducing the daily course offerings by one. Based on financial reasons, Grayslake Community...
Court Overturns Officer's Reinstatement
Itasca does not have to reinstate a police officer fired two years ago for ignoring a traffic accident, an appellate court ruled Friday. Officer Joseph Valio, an 18-year veteran of Itasca's police department, lost his job and a $750,000 pension...
Court Says Student Expelled Unfairly Upholds Order to Pay $153,000 and Clear Record
Someone handed Christopher Scionti an envelope five years ago as he walked to his first-period class at Central High School in Burlington. "Check this out," a classmate told him. Scionti put the envelope in his pocket. During second-period, he...
Demolition Crew Accidentally Sets Ovaltine Plant Ablaze
Cynthia Olsen remembers the chocolate aroma that once filled her Villa Park neighborhood surrounding an old Ovaltine plant. However, the aroma that filled her Villa Park neighborhood Friday morning was smoke pouring out of the plant's main building....
Demotion Puts Police Detective Back on Patrol
A veteran police officer continues to be at the center of controversy within the Elgin police department as supervisors this week removed him from his detective position, police officials said. The re-assignment of veteran officer Jesse Padron has...
Dist. 89, Glen Ellyn Parks Get Testy over Maryknoll Convent Purchase
About four years ago, the Glen Ellyn Elementary School District 89 board set its sights on a building near the entrance to the old Maryknoll Seminary. The board walked through the old convent building, with the idea of buying it from owner Drew...
Drastic Cuts Let U-46 Drop Millions from Budget
Elgin Area School District U-46 officials have unveiled how exactly they were able to cut their $271 million building plan by $30 million to make up for a miscalculation in state funding. U-46 cut back on technology, classroom space, gym space,...
Driscoll Disappoints SCC Foe Montini Rehberg's 21 Points Spark Marmion Victory over St. Francis
It wasn't supposed to go down like this. Driscoll wasn't supposed to just waltz into Lombard and run Montini out of its own gym in one of the Suburban Catholic Conference's best rivalry games. But after one quarter, with the Highlanders sitting...
Dundee-Crown Falls Again; Grayslake Tips CLS
It has been a season that has gone up and down for Dundee-Crown with the ongoing problem of trying to find the right pieces to the puzzle that can lead the team in the right direction. Woodstock was not the right place to turn things around for...
Durham Knows It's Time for White Sox to Make Run at Indians
Ray Durham is still considered to be a rising young talent, but the White Sox' second baseman didn't like the way his numbers added up Friday. While seated at a table just before SoxFest opened at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Durham did some quick...
Editorials
Dynamic campaign better for voters Americans ought to thank John McCain and Bill Bradley. By making a strong showing in the New Hampshire primary, they are forcing the front-runners to become sharper candidates. That means Americans will get...
Elgin Commands UEC West Race after 54-52 Win
Marcus Smallwood's got game. A complete game. Waubonsie Valley let Smallwood shoot medium-range jumpers, and the 6-foot-6 Northern Illinois-bound forward scored 18 of his game- high 24 points in the first half. It gave Elgin enough slack to withstand...
Empty Piggy Bank Testifies to Compassion
A child's gift sometimes can be so honest and straightforward that it serves as a startling example of love and generosity for all of us. For the past few months members of the United Methodist Church of Batavia have been busy preparing for church...
Enrollment Numbers Illustrate Park Programs' Popularity
The neighborhood parks may look desolate on a cold and windy February day, but Arlington Heights Park District program statistics tell another story. The numbers for fiscal year 1999-2000 - running from May 1 to April 30 - show program enrollment...
Entertainer Set to Receive Area Lifetime Music Award
In his own comic way, entertainer Frank Pisani of Lincolnwood assesses his selection to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago Music Awards on Saturday: "I must be over the hill, eh?" Hardly. At sixtysomething, this singer, actor, comedian...
Farmland Fair Teaches How to Invest in Land
If you're looking for alternatives to the stock market for your extra cash, the Farmland Investment Fair may be the answer. The Chicago Farmers, a not-for-profit educational organization formed in 1935 to advance agriculture and agribusiness, is...
FBI Says Man Pirated Software Worldwide
They called themselves "Pirates With Attitudes" and conducted an international distribution operation involving thousands of bootleg software programs, according to authorities. But an informant's tip helped federal agents in Chicago crack the sophisticated...
Fellowship Circles Help Congregation Meet Goals
The First United Methodist Church in Glen Ellyn has created a community of women with the help of seven circles. Each "circle," or group of women, is named after influential women in the Bible. The groups are made up of about 10 to 25 women of varying...
Flying High Affordability Has Buyers Flocking to Wing Pointe
- Price range: $153,000 to $196,000 - Models opened: October 1999 - Schools: Huntley Elementary, Huntley Middle and Huntley High schools in Huntley Unit District 158 - Parks: Huntley Park District New home sales are soaring at Wing Pointe,...
Forsberg's All-Star Absence a Loss for NHL, Fans Sabres' Hasek Also out of NHL's Gala Event in Toronto
TORONTO - Colorado coach Bob Hartley thinks the NHL and its fans will be the big losers because of Avalanche center Peter Forsberg's absence from Sunday's All-Star Game. Forsberg suffered a concussion earlier this week when he had his head rammed...
Fremd Regains Form
The fire is back. After struggling for most of the season to find the form that has won them six straight state championships, on Friday night the Fremd Vikings reinforced the fact that if they do relinquish their crown this year, they won't do...
Fremd Uses Defense to Beat Palatine; Barrington Cruises
Fremd overcame a stingy Palatine defense and started playing some of its own to take a lead midway through the second quarter. The Vikings then built on that lead throughout the remainder of the game for a 47-32 Mid-Suburban West win Friday night....
Fresh Teaching Faces 43% of Teachers in District 300 Have Less Than Five Years of Experience
If not for her height, it would be hard to distinguish Tamara Borck from the rest of the students in Room 113. Garbed in an ivory dress shirt and pin-stripped skirt, the 23- year-old teacher blends seamlessly into the classroom of seventh- graders...
Geese, God, Life, Death and Other Simple Stuff
A gander at the mailbag reveals lots of letters backing my opinion that creative landscaping offers better ways to control Canada geese without slaughtering the birds. "Ahhhh, Mr. Burt, you do my heart good!" begins one philosophical e-mail from...
Geneva's Secret Celebrity an International Crusader Local Man Well-Known Overseas for Alcohol, Drug Abuse Counseling
Few people here give Genevan Jack Irwin a second glance. But almost 5,000 miles away in Lithuania, people know him by his first name and approach him on the street, treating him like a celebrity. "We've been walking down the street and some young...
Good Morning!
Palatine - Kevin R. Young, 33, 1885 Green Lane, No. 1B, Palatine, was arrested at 5:32 p.m. Thursday at 4B Dundee Quarter, Palatine, and charged with criminal trespassing after he was found at Windhaven after having been warned numerous times that...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS St. Charles women to open shop geared toward those who knit Two longtime friends plan to share their interest in knitting by opening a shop in St. Charles. St. Charles residents Lesley Edmondson and Christy Becker are opening Wool...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS Last chance for Hersey High play John Hersey High School will present "The Mouse that Roared," a satire on politics and war, at 7:30 p.m. today at the high school, 1900 E. Thomas St. in Arlington Heights. The "mouse" is a tiny, fictional...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BLOTTER Reports received from area police departments: Buffalo Grove - Thieves ransacked the visitors' locker room Wednesday inside Cooper Junior High School, 1050 Plum Grove Circle, police said. The incident took place around 4 p.m. during...
Good Morning, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont!
THE BRIEFS Alderman Petersen to host 8th Ward open house Feb. 10 Des Plaines Alderman Joyce Petersen is holding a special meeting Feb. 10 for 8th Ward residents. Petersen is calling the meeting to get to know her 8th Ward residents. She succeeds...
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS Make a craft for Valentine's Day Create A Craft for Valentine's Day at the Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Children under 14 are invited to stop by the Youth Services Storyroom between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday...
Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE BRIEFS Two commissioners get parks honors Two Rolling Meadows-area parks officials were recognized by the Illinois Association of Park Districts at its recent annual conference. Linda Blane, a commissioner of the Rolling Meadows Park District,...
Good Times Keep Coming for Maine West
Maine West has come a long way since those dark times in mid- January. The Warriors won for the fourth time in their last five outings Friday, handing Deerfield a 62-54 Central Suburban North defeat in Des Plaines. Maine West had bottomed out...
Guns, Cars Top Killers of Children, Study Says
Guns and car crashes are the leading causes of injury and death among children in Illinois - deaths that can be reduced with simple solutions, according to a new study on injuries. The report, released Friday, says an average of 364 children die...
Hawks Must Shore Up Defense in a Hurry
The Blackhawks slinked off into the all-star break Friday, not to return until the middle of next week. When their NHL season resumes, the Hawks will have only 29 games remaining to make their playoff miracle happen. And they do need a miracle....
Helping the Elderly Stay at Home Christmas in April Group Kicks off 2000 Campaign to Fix Up Houses
A month after the fact, the Christmas season of giving continues, at least for a group of Northwest suburban Realtors, business people and ready volunteers. They gathered recently at the Wellington of Arlington for the kickoff campaign of Christmas...
Help Your Children Grow with Well-Timed Reality Check
Once upon a time there were three little pigs. The day came for them to leave their parent's home and build houses of their own. The first little pig, being both somewhat impatient and lazy, decided to build his house out of straw. He approached...
Historical Society Seeks Houses for Palatine Garden Walk
It doesn't matter if they are made of steel or were ordered from a catalog, Marilyn Pedersen says she's looking for houses - any kind of houses. As matter of fact, she says the above descriptions would be perfect for her plans. Pedersen, museum...
Hoffman Gets Defensive, Upsets Conant
Defense - like beauty - was in the eye of the beholder of Friday's Higgins Road showdown between Hoffman Estates and Conant. The Hawks (9-15) finished on top of the Cougars (17-9, 6-4) 48- 39 for their first and only victory in the last of their...
Hornets Grab Piece of WSGC
Allow Kamila Whitman to put Hinsdale South's ragged game into perspective. "We pulled it out," the senior forward said. "That's what's important." Despite shooting 22 percent from the field, the Hornets clinched a share of the West Suburban Gold...
Hot Disco Dance Helps Teens Melt Winter Blahs
Students from Barrington High School recently crowded into Mar Ray Costume Shop in Palatine in search of fringed leather vests and platform shoes to wear to the big disco dance last weekend. Owner Marge Olszewski is always ready to greet them with...
Huntley Park District Delays One Tax-Hike Vote in Favor of Another
Afraid it might hurt their chances to buy South Elementary School and build a large outdoor pool, Huntley Park District officials have removed a March tax referendum question earmarked to begin an employee retirement fund. The park board originally...
Immaculate Conception Spoils It for St. Edward
Don't underestimate the power of motivation. Immaculate Conception went into Friday night's game against St. Edward wanting to show that their earlier victory over the Green Wave was no aberration. And that is exactly what the Knights did, playing...
Impromptu Race Makes Most of Our Recent Snow
Illinois residents usually have to drive someplace to ski. The early part of this season was especially bad. Even places we usually drive to did not have much snow early in the winter. So when our two local ski races were finally held on the same...
Indian Prairie High Schools to Debut Three Elective Courses This Fall
Most high school U.S. history courses will give students more detail about people, dates and places than a teen really wants to know. Yet if they want to know how it all played out in real life, students have to wait until an English, art or music...
Is There an Internal Investigation or Not? Mt. Prospect Village Officials, Chief Give Conflicting Answers
When the village of Mount Prospect announced this week it had launched its own investigation of claims its police officers were targeting minorities for arrests, it trumpeted the fact that it had taken the initiative to start the probe two weeks ago....
Itasca's New Wading Pool Will Be Ready for Summer
While Itasca residents are worrying about shoveling snow, Itasca Park District officials are dreaming about fun in the sun. The district is overseeing the construction now under way on a new Caribbean-style wading pool at the Itasca Water Park....
Jacobs Controls Overtime Period to Gain FVC Win over McHenry
If you showed up halfway through the fourth quarter of Friday night's Fox Valley Conference matchup between Jacobs and McHenry and are checking out today's paper to see what you missed, forget about it, that is where the story and the game really started....
Jewish Day Camp Offered This Summer in Aurora
Jewish children in the Western suburbs will soon have the opportunity to enjoy a summer camp experience rooted in their cultural heritage. The Jewish Community Centers of Chicago will offer a day camp program this summer at Gombert School in Naperville....
Judge Trades One Year for Gang Tattoo Robber Gets Sentence Reduced after Laser Surgery
A Mundelein teen got a year shaved from his prison sentence Friday after proving to a Lake County judge that he was sincere in his desire to break from gangs by having a gang tattoo removed. "I thought it was a great idea and was very enthusiastic...
Kidnapping Suspect Faces Molestation Charges
The Indiana man who sparked a nationwide manhunt after taking a Naperville schoolgirl to California now faces 12 felony counts of child molestation. Starke County, Ind., prosecutors formally charged James S. Copper Friday with molesting the 14-year-old...
Kids News Returns to Century Oaks Students Give Classmates Daily Dose of School News
Had Century Oaks sixth-grader Nathan Palmer been camera shy, there would not be a student- televised Kids News at the Elgin elementary school. It was Palmer's idea to revive the morning student news segment this week after a two-year hiatus, and...
Kimball Hill's Son to Supplement Museum Fund
Since Rolling Meadows' historical museum is being built in honor of his father, David Hill thought the least his company could do is help create a building that can be admired. Hill, president of Kimball Hill Homes, which his father started in 1939,...
Lake Zurich Athletic Director Post Trimmed Down to Three Candidates
Three finalists have emerged from a field of five candidates to become the first full-time athletic director at Lake Zurich High School. The trio emerged after five-hour interviews Wednesday, said Bob Miller, assistant principal of athletics, activities...
Lake Zurich Loses Overtime Thriller Prairie Ridge Earns 81- 72 Victory
It was almost a shame Friday's game between Prairie Ridge and Lake Zurich had to end. As it was, the game went to overtime. But even with the extra four minutes, you got the feeling the fans in the stands craved more. That's because there wasn't...
Larkin Fails as Team but Qualifies Four Individuals
Based on recent performances, there was nothing to suggest that Larkin wouldn't have a good meet at Friday night's regional at Fremd. But in a closely fought competition between four teams for only two at-large spots at next Wednesday's Schaumburg...
Lauzen Uses Big Check to Counter Accusations Senator Says State Funds Prove He Can Bring Home the Bacon
State Sen. Chris Lauzen fought back Friday against charges that he can't deliver state and federal money for his district. The two-term senator from Geneva delivered an oversized ceremonial check for $1.5 million to about a dozen Geneva businessmen...
Leyden's Buzzer-Beater Defeats Snake-Bit Addison Trail
Okay, so your team is down a point with one second to go, and you're taking the ball out of bounds under your own basket. Quick - what do you do? Well, if you're Leyden, it's a no-brainer: you toss a lob to 5- foot-11 guard Mark Dominguez, and let...
Lisle Can't Complain after Ugly IEC Win over Plano
It may not go down as one of the prettiest games in IHSA history but when the season is over you judge a team on wins, not looks. That is why Lisle (15-6, 10-2) is looking pretty good sitting in second place in the Interstate Eight after their sluggish...
Mailman Who's Quite a Card Leaves His Mark on Woodfield Mall
If you've worked at the Schaumburg Post Office for 35 years, two months and 25 days, how in the world do you decide where to retire? If you're Dennis Milas, mail carrier for the 284 stores in Woodfield Shopping Center, you get a list of all the...
Man Waved Arms before Train Hit, but Police Don't Know Why
Seconds before he was killed, Richard Vincenti was seen waving his arms in the air. But Palatine police say they don't know why. Was he trying to get the train coming toward him and his Ford Contour, stopped on the tracks, to halt? Or was...
McCluskey Helps Grayslake Escape with 62-60 Victory
It was an atypical night in many respects for Grayslake. The Rams' normally solid defense allowed Crystal Lake South to shoot better than 50 percent for the game, including a 15-for-22 second half. Grayslake center Eric Brauer, averaging 19 points,...
Medinah Middle School Students Hit the Slopes
Soon after the snow, Medinah Middle School students headed cross country. And the school board's investment in 50 pairs of skis and 80 pairs of ski boots began to pay dividends. Cross-country skiing is now part of the middle school's physical...
Mixing Up Just the Thing Compound Pharmacists Tailor Medicines for Individual Needs
A patient walks into the corner drug store, a doctor's prescription in hand. Sliding the paper toward the bespectacled man behind the counter, the patient says she hopes the medicine can ease her pain. So far, everything she's tried has had too...
Molding Adds a Bit of Interest, Color to a Plain Wall
Classic decorating techniques become that way because they work, across time and style. There is perhaps no more classic approach than wall moldings. Once in place, they become part of the wall. The wall or panel molding technique consists of enhancing...
Navy Family Docks in Hainesville Home
After moving 16 times in 14 years because of military service, John and Joanna Slay knew what they wanted in a home. The Slays, their two daughters -11-year-old Maren and 8-year-old Savannah - and their dog, Blackjack, most recently relocated from...
Neuqua Can't Stop Sabres
After losing to Streamwood 66-54 in Upstate Eight Conference action at The Concrete in Streamwood Friday night, Neuqua Valley coach Todd Sutton summed it up perfectly. "Their great players made great plays. They went to (Theo) Powell, to Powell...
New Generation of Skaters Set to Take the Ice
Ever heard of Naomi Nari Nam? How about Sarah Hughes? Or Sasha Cohen? Stumped? Think Peggy Fleming and Dorothy Hamill. Or Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski, Nancy Kerrigan - even Tonya Harding. Yep, Nam, Hughes and Cohen are all figure skaters....
Novak Attracting Players to NIU by Offering 'PT'
Northern Illinois University, 60 miles from Chicago in the quiet country town of DeKalb, doesn't use that familiar real estate slogan, "Location, Location, Location," as a recruiting tool. Instead, coach Joe Novak's selling point for football recruits...
Obituaries
Faye G. McArdle of Palatine, formerly of Arlington Heights for 25 years Services for Faye G. McArdle (nee Meske), 85, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine with Rev. Martha E. Hill...
Ordinances Would Quiet Construction Sites, Business Lots
Early morning construction and noisy loudspeakers have no place in Naperville under a new set of proposed regulations. One ordinance would allow construction only between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. A second would prohibit outside loudspeakers that can be...
O Say Can You Sing? Flyers Seeking Star-Spangled Singers
Opening Day might be a couple of months away, but Schaumburg Flyers officials already are working to line up individuals to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner.". About 100 people are expected to compete today at auditions for a chance to sing the national...
Police Reports
Police shoot one dog, another still at large An Elgin police officer shot three times at a charging dog Friday, killing the pit bull behind a home on the 400 block of Arlington Avenue. Police where alerted by a truck driver who reported seeing...
Political Battles Divided Glendale Heights throughout 1980s Years of Infighting Climaxed in 1989 Election Day Brawl
Fourteen cars, vans and a Winnebago turned onto Drummond Avenue for a rousing celebratory lap in the wee hours of the morning. The staccato sound of car horns shot through the quiet street. "We won this election. You lost," each blast seemed...
Prospect Hts. Mayoral Case Could Change Illinois Law
Gerald T. Anderson's campaign for Prospect Heights mayor won't only go down in history for the way it split the city almost in half. It may also be remembered as the impetus for changing antiquated Illinois election law regarding write-in voting....