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 24, 2000

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$30 Million Experiment Planned for Fermilab
Fermilab officials have hired a Lombard company to help them find some of the missing mass of the universe. Fermilab Wednesday announced a $30.5 million construction project - one of its largest ever - to build a milelong tunnel under the laboratory....
[3] Obituaries
Albert Nicholas Schmidt of Warrenville A funeral Mass for Albert Nicholas Schmidt, 86, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at St. Irene Catholic Church in Warrenville. The Rev. James Antiporek will officiate. (Everyone should meet at church.)...
5th-Grade Sixers Knock Magic out of Top Spot
The No. 2 Sixers beat the Magic 51-48 in a battle for the top spot in the Subdivision Basketball League fifth-grade division. The first quarter saw the Magic's Danny Childers (16 points) score 9, John P. Wonais (17 points) 5, Billy Costello (10...
8th-Graders Take Second at Annual Home Tourney
As any coach who deals with eighth-grade athletes knows, part of the responsibility is to prepare the players for high school. At the seventh annual Bloomingdale Park District season finale tournament held Feb. 12-13, many players saw what the next...
All-Area Banquet Set for March 20
The Daily Herald/Coca-Cola basketball banquet honoring the top boys and girls players in Cook and Lake counties will be held on Monday, March 20. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the dinner at 7 p.m. at Avalon Banquets, 1905 East Higgins...
Amnesty Letters an Action for Civil Rights
The small group of people who get together from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Sunday of each month in Lombard's White House are a friendly bunch. But they don't talk much. They write letters. Those who attend meetings of the Lombard chapter of Amnesty...
Annulment Wipes Slate Clean for Some, It's a Quick Way to Fix 'Mistake'
Singers Janet Jackson and James DeBarge got one shortly after they wed in the mid-'80s. So did Ross and Rachel after their drunken wedding in Las Vegas on the hit sitcom "Friends." Annulments no longer are reserved for Catholics seeking approval...
Arlington Hts. Library Budget Increased to Buy More Books
Arlington Heights Memorial Library browsers should see about $1.2 million in new choices popping up on shelves this year. Library trustees Tuesday approved a $9.4 million budget that includes an increase of $80,000 over last year to buy books, periodicals,...
As Trade Deadline Approaches, Bulls Not in 'Must Deal' Situation
The clock is ticking for the Bulls to find a suitable deal before the NBA trade deadline strikes today at 5 p.m. The two most likely objectives for general manager Jerry Krause are to send newly acquired shooting guard John Starks to a contending...
Bench Lifts Kaneland to Final
Elgin Academy played defense well enough earn its second regional win Wednesday night at Hampshire. Unfortunately, the Hilltoppers weren't able to generate enough offense to hold off Kaneland, which will advance to play Burlington Central in the...
Big Hurt Gets Healed despite Recent Woes, Thomas Ready to Return to Form
TUCSON, Ariz. - During the off-season, Frank Thomas lost his agent, Robert Fraley, in the same plane crash that took the life of golfer Payne Stewart. Then, Thomas lost a close friend, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas. His former college...
Bison Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
Bison Gear and Engineering of St. Charles is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The business, started in 1960, produces a full line of fractional horsepower gear motors and reducers, serving the global market. It also offers a full line of off-the-shelf...
Board Incumbent Proud of Her Record on the Environment
Editor's note: This is one in a series of reports on candidates for the Lake County Board. Lake County Board incumbent Bonnie Thomson Carter said fighting for environmental concerns has been one of her significant accomplishments during her past...
Builder Comes Up with Right Mix to Move Schaumburg Hotel Plan
Facing possible rejection by Schaumburg zoning officials last month of plans for a $3.7 million hotel, the developer's reworked proposal garnered preliminary approval Wednesday night. Members of the village's zoning board of appeals last month had...
Bus Tour to Get out the Word on Vision for Children
A new charter is being launched this weekend in hopes of improving the lives of Illinois children. Supporters of the new Charter for Illinois Children will begin spreading their message to the community Saturday with a bus tour across the Northwest...
Candidates Diverge on Most Issues in 51st
When Republican voters go to the ballot booths to select a candidate in the state House's 51st District race March 21, they won't have to choose between two candidates offering carbon-copy views on local issues. First-term incumbent Sidney Mathias...
Celebrate Dr. Suess' Birthday with a Book
To help celebrate the second annual "Read Across America" program, sponsored by the National Education Association, our own Rolling Meadows Jaycees chapter invites you to read a book to a child. Members have reserved the Rolling Meadows Community...
Challengers Question Time Incumbent Spends Working
In his opponents' minds, Tom Hartwell is the invisible man of Kane County politics. Hartwell scoffs at the characterization, but the 16th District County Board representative's subdued style and distant relationships with some local officials has...
Character Program Catching on around Town
Character Counts has been alive and growing in Bloomingdale for the past year and a half. It was that long ago that several government agencies and community organizations formed a local coalition to strengthen the character of Bloomingdale's youth....
Church Has Mardi Gras Party Plans
A Mardi Gras theme with carnival atmosphere will set off a fund- raising dinner dance for St. Hubert Church. Mardi Gras is considered the last time to celebrate on a large scale before the penitential period of Lent. The dinner dance begins with...
Close Race Increases Weight of Your Vote Primary in Illinois Taking on Added Importance
Heading into primary season, it seemed certain the presidential nominations would be wrapped up well before the Illinois primary on March 21. But with Sen. John McCain still a serious contender after trouncing George W. Bush in Michigan and his...
Club Offers Opportunity to Make a Difference
Wheaton North High School senior Kayce Riordan of Wheaton designed posters inviting students to "Unlock the Key to Your Heart." That key doesn't require a locksmith but, instead, refers to the community service done by the school's Key Club that...
Community, Police Get Credit for 27% Drop in Crime
Hanover Park saw a 27 percent drop in reported major crimes in 1999 from the previous year, according to the police department. Police Chief Ronald Moser said both the police department and the community as a whole deserve credit for the decrease....
Construction to Start Soon on $1.2 Million Fire Tower
Elk Grove Village firefighters are eager to watch flames engulf their new Oakton Street training tower. But that doesn't make them pyromaniacs. The training tower, 1000 Oakton St., will give firefighters hands-on experience in fighting difficult...
Crackdown Brings in Ton of Tickets Police Write 248 in 2- Week Period
Naperville traffic unit supervisor Sgt. James Bedell was hardly surprised when he tallied the results of a recent special enforcement period. Extra officers working overtime at the city's 10 most dangerous intersections handed out 248 citations...
Danger on the Wabash
The Daily Herald is serializing a story by children's author Liza Ketchum. This is the eighth of 20 chapters. Watch Suburban Living on Thursdays to follow the story. THE STORY SO FAR: The four orphaned children are waiting to load their wagon on...
DAR Chapter Recognizes Students, Teachers for Patriotism
George Washington may be long gone, but his spirit came alive Sunday at an awards ceremony in Barrington. Members of the Signal Hill Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Barrington Area Library to recognize the...
Dave's Condition Plays Very Well
David Letterman at last has some leverage in the late-night talk-show battle, and he figures to lean on it - not out of weakness, but out of strength. On Monday Letterman returned to "The Late Show," the late-night franchise he created seven years...
Dist. 204 Parents Searching for 'Magic Number' Tax Increase Must Meet Needs without Turning off Voters
Every time Indian Prairie parents begin closing in on a decision about how much more their school system needs to pay for education, they ask themselves one all-important question. Will it sell? Ultimately, that may be the most important issue...
Dist. 23 Puts Child Safety at Top of Road Concerns
Prospect Heights District 23 officials want to make it clear that whatever changes ultimately come to Palatine Road, child safety is their bottom line. The Illinois Department of Transportation's $80 million plans for Palatine Road include widening...
Dist. 34 Officials Still Deciding Whether to Build New School
More than 50 residents attended a special Winfield village board meeting Wednesday to learn more about the village's role in possibly obtaining land for a new Winfield Elementary District 34 school. Village President John Kirschbaum called the special...
Dist. 95 Official Leaves to Take Similar Job in Dist. 96
Buffalo Grove-Long Grove Elementary District 96 officials have chosen a veteran educator from a nearby school district to replace their retiring assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Dr. Walter Friker is retiring at the end of...
District 33 Cautions Parents to Tone It Down at Graduation
No more hollering at graduation. That's the message school officials in West Chicago gave to middle school parents - not kids. "It sometimes got to be a contest of who could yell the loudest," District 33 spokeswoman Becky Koltz said of previous...
District 56 Board under Fire for Internet, Travel Expenses
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Grilled by a community activist, Gurnee Elementary School District 56 board members said little Wednesday about why they get taxpayer-funded Internet service at home and allow guaranteed monthly travel...
Downtown Supermarket Ready to Rebound in Arlington Hts
Once believed to be on the verge of death, downtown Arlington Heights' Jewel Food Store is roaring back to life. The grocery store at 122 N. Vail Ave. officially becomes the "Jewel-Osco Vail Street Market" a week from today at a 7:15 a.m. ribbon-cutting...
Eddie Bauer Store Moving into Charlestowne Mall
St. Charles shoppers soon will be able to buy their favorite Eddie Bauer chinos or polo shirts at Charlestowne Mall. The Seattle-based clothing store Wednesday confirmed plans to open a clothing store at the mall late this summer. The store,...
Editorials
GOP McHenry County coroner race The bid for the Republican endorsement in the McHenry County coroner's race pits a 12-year incumbent against a political newcomer who has worked as a deputy coroner in neighboring Lake County for more than a decade....
Editorials
Improve justice with videotape How many times have you heard a suspect proclaim his innocence, saying he only confessed to a crime because police beat it out of him? Some of them are trying to wriggle out of the charges against them; in other cases,...
Elgin Council Exchanges Sharp Words over Carts
The Elgin City Council on Wednesday delayed action on a controversial shopping cart ordinance that one veteran council member called "probably the most ridiculous piece of literature" she has seen. The proposed law would fine stores between $25...
Ex-Officer Guilty of Pointing Gun at Driver
A former Chicago police officer was convicted Tuesday of pointing his gun at another motorist during a traffic altercation in DuPage County. A judge found Frank J. Petruzzi, 30, guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Petruzzi, of...
Ex-Patient Pays Back Marianjoy with Service
Valentines come in all dimensions and need not be confined to only Feb. 14. And one of the most big-hearted gifts you can bestow throughout the year is your time. For example, volunteer Frank Guardalabene of Villa Park doesn't get all gushy or frilly...
Family Auto Repair Shop to Leave Downtown Expenses Drive Nelson's Out
After 65 years in downtown Naperville, the owners of Nelson's service station are planning to get out. National retail stores and trendy restaurants have moved in, making the repair shop look out of place, owner Donald Nelson said Wednesday. More...
Family Expo Heads for Racecourse
Kids will fill Arlington International Racecourse during a special event this spring. The fourth annual Parentsworld and Kidzworld Expo is planned for April 1-2 at the racecourse. More than 30,000 people attend the event each year. New parents...
Firefighters Offer Residents Spot for Keys in Emergency
Time after time, Rolling Meadows firefighters have received emergency calls from senior citizens needing assistance. Firefighters have rushed to an apartment complex ready to help, but routinely have found no open window or door, leaving them to...
Fire's Beasley Young but Not Restless
He's all of 17 years old, and already DaMarcus Beasley has left behind a normal high school life to play professional soccer and has been traded from the Los Angeles Galaxy to the Fire. Pretty heady stuff for Beasley. Thank goodness he has his computer....
Forest District Sues for Naperville Land
The DuPage County Forest Preserve District has filed suit to force the sale of 18 acres in Naperville as part of a 220-acre land renovation. The district filed eminent domain proceedings to buy the property, which belongs to imprisoned developer...
Former All-American Finds Niche Coaching Young Wrestlers
Jevin Hermon became an All-American collegiate wrestler after getting a relatively late start in the sport. Relative to the kids he now coaches, anyway. Hermon started wrestling in seventh grade in St. Charles in 1988. Ten years later, he was...
Forum's Quick Pace Has Candidates Scrambling to Set Themselves Apart
Perhaps the 11 candidates competing for Congressman John Porter's seat listened to their party chairman's warning when they left personal politics behind at their first side-by-side gathering. Or they simply didn't have enough time Tuesday night...
Foundation Has Its Own Set of Goals
How many of us are familiar enough with the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation to answer a few of the following questions? Is the foundation operated and controlled by Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54? Do the trustees of...
Fremd Graduation Will Be Held on School's Redone Field after All
New sod on Fremd High School's football field almost prevented seniors from graduating at the traditional site, Hale Hildebrant Field. But rather than move graduation to the Schaumburg Flyers stadium or some other remote site - as was being planned...
Geneva Shopping for Developers to Turn Site Around
Now that Geneva has approved a special east-side business taxing district, city officials need to find developers who are interested in the area. That could mean a Walgreens store. A strip mall of shops including a florist or dry cleaners. Maybe...
Genoa-Kingston Storms out to Early Lead, Drops Huntley in Regional
Genoa-Kingston just got too big a lead too early and Huntley could never quite catch up Wednesday night. The Cogs stormed out to a 14-3 lead in the semifinal of the Genoa-Kingston Class A regional and held on for a 68-62 win. Genoa will face Marengo,...
Going Undercovers Amazon.com Now Lists Books Selling Unusually Well in Each Community. That Must Reveal Something about Ourselves and Our Neighbors ... but What?
By day, DuPage County residents are generally considered conservative, traditional law-abiders. They mow their lawns, they wave to their neighbors, they attend PTA meetings. At night, however, things apparently heat up quite a bit in the Western...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Antique show set for March 11, 12 at Kane County fairgrounds Antiquers can get a sneak peek today at items that will be showcased at the annual Fox Valley Antique Show next month at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Fifty-four...
Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills, Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS McHenry County American Legion Council to meet Thursday The American Legion McHenry County will hold its monthly meeting of the McHenry County Council at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. McHenry County Legionnaires from all county posts are invited...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS Play written by Patton teacher celebrates Black History Month "Voices from the Attic," a play written by a Traci Burns, a second-grade teacher at Patton School, will be performed at 1:15 p.m. today for the student body. An evening...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Barrington florist part of Fremd High School flower show The Fremd High School Music Association will sponsor a Spring Flower Show, Monday, April 10 at Fremd High School, 1000 S. Quentin Road, in Palatine. The show will consist of...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS Wheeling proclaims special dates in honor of local industry, service The village of Wheeling this week proclaimed March 19 through 25 as Lake County Farm Bureau National Agriculture Week. The village recognized agriculture as the county's...
Good Morning, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont!
THE BRIEFS Elk Grove Village Public Library plans Saturday used book sale A variety of books will be available Saturday as part of the Elk Grove Village Public Library's annual used book sale. Members of the Friends of the Elk Grove Village Public...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS Sherman benefit 'Celestial Rendezvous' planned for March 4 The 36th annual Sherman Hospital Auxiliary Benefit Ball, "Celestial Rendezvous," will be held March 4 at a new location, Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills. The...
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS Oxymoron aside, in-person absentee voting available soon If you can't vote in person on March 21 - the primary elections - absentee voting will be available beginning Monday at Schaumburg's Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Court. ...
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS Mount Prospect Public Library sponsors job fair next 3 weeks Find the job you want at the Mount Prospect Public Library's Job Series 2000. Job Series 2000 is a three-part informative series starting 7:30 p.m. March 7 and continuing...
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE BRIEFS Fremd High School hosts Spring Flower Show April 10 The Fremd High School Music Association will sponsor a Spring Flower Show April 10 at Fremd High School, 1000 S. Quentin Road, in Palatine. The show will consist of live demonstrations...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS Bartlett golf course to make changes, but not in greens fees Bartlett's nine-hole Apple Orchard Golf Course will not change its greens fees this year, its 2000-2001 budget says. It will remain $7 for a resident to play nine holes...
Hampshire Park Officials out to Spread Word on Referendum
The Hampshire Park District staff and commissioners know what's driving them to seek a tax increase in the March 21 primary. Now, they need to get the word out to voters. Armed with the facts, the group will begin their referendum campaign next...
Harper Tuition Steady, but Class Fees May Rise
Harper College is not planning to raise tuition or registration fees this fall, but it may ask students to cough up a few extra dollars for specific classes. The board of trustees is expected to vote tonight on the tuition and fee rates for the...
Have an Idea for East-Side Business District? Speak Up
Rejuvenating Geneva's east-side business district has been a hot topic of discussion for a while. As the long-awaited project moves ahead, residents now can tell city officials how the business corridor at East Side Drive and East State Street should...
Heart Beat
When Harlequin talks, people listen In most male fantasies, guys will find eloquent, puckish, charming women like Meg Ryan using the Internet to find their soul mates (see the cringe-inducing "You've Got Mail" for an example). But you're not...
Home-Addition Plan Gets Compliments, but Not an Approval
A home's front lawn is sacred, say Mount Prospect officials, who won't budge - even by four feet- to let Stanley and Judy Weglarz build a second-floor addition to their home. The reason: The addition would intrude into open space. Instead, officials...
Home Improvement Shop Opens World of Woodworking to Seniors
It's tool time in Arlington Heights, and Tim Allen isn't anywhere about. In his place are local senior citizens ready to learn a few things about their own home improvement projects at the recently opened Arlington Heights Senior Center Wood Shop....
Homeowner Complaints Push Retailer, Mt. Prospect to Meet
Enough is enough. After hearing more complaints from residents who say their homes were damaged by the construction of a new Menards store, Mount Prospect trustees Tuesday said they will hold a meeting to resolve the issue. "We have to close...
Inexperienced Speech Team Wins State
When the speech team at Wheaton Warrenville South High School geared up for competition this year, neither coach Joe Gerace nor team captain Stacy Willyard thought they'd get very far. The team was bulging with inexperienced sophomores and juniors...
Irish Get Caught Looking Past Friars
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame swaggered in for a Joyce ACC homecoming Wednesday night, ready to use Big East patsy Providence as a steppingstone to the NCAA Tournament. Instead, those hopes got shot full of holes, roasted and toasted 89-79, by Donta's...
Irradiated Doesn't Mean Radioactive
Red meat zapped with radiation to kill deadly bacteria soon will line food store shelves. But before steak lovers start dreaming of plates full of steak tartare, officials from Lake, Kane and DuPage county health departments warn the food still...
It's 'Final Four' Time Tonight Barrington, Fremd, BG and Stevenson Eye Supersectional Berth
As far as girls basketball fans in Cook and Lake Counties are concerned, the season will have its "Final Four" tonight. Four teams - Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Fremd and Stevenson - remain alive for a berth in Monday's Class AA supersectional at...
Jacobs Teen Gets Another Shot at Camp over Prison
The former Jacobs High School student who last year brought a satchel of knives and a pellet gun to school teetered Wednesday between hard prison time and a return to the residential treatment center he's been at since September. Christopher Heineman...
Jaycees Program Celebrates Reading
The Rolling Meadows Jaycees will host a celebration of reading. "Book'em and Read'em their Rights" is in conjunction with the National Education Association's second annual Read Across America celebration in honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss. "The...
Junior High Students Adopt Statement That Encourages Tolerance
In an attempt to stave off discrimination and generate tolerance in school, a team of Cary Junior High School students on Wednesday adopted a pledge that they hope will help improve the way students treat one another. Choosing from four versions,...
Lack of Land Shouldn't Keep You from Garden
Think Spring. You know - flowers, sunny days and gardening. Even if you don't have room for a garden where you live, you can still enjoy home-grown veggies by requesting a free garden plot offered to residents by the village of Carol Stream. ...
Lake in the Hills Plans Environmental Tests for Site of Village Hall
Responding to concerns raised by the state, Lake in the Hills agreed to conduct a series of environmental tests on the Rothschild property, the 66-acre parcel of land just north of Ryder Park and future site of a new village hall. The Illinois State...
Lake Zurich-Based Echo Expands Again
Echo Inc. of Lake Zurich is building another addition to its existing office warehouse, distribution and manufacturing facility. More than 155,000 square feet of office and distribution space is under construction with completion expected by June....
Lake Zurich Veterans Launch Funding Drive for Memorial
Lake Zurich soon may have an elaborate monument honoring war veterans. The 40-foot by 40-foot monument is scheduled to be unveiled on Veterans Day, either in Paulus Park or in front of the proposed new police facility on south Old Rand Road, said...
Learn about Candidates, Issues at Forum
Elections have certainly been a main topic on the news lately. We, in Illinois, have to wait until March 21 to cast our vote, but it is certainly not too early to start finding out more about the candidates. Although the talk has been focused on...
Let 2000 Be the Year Your Financial Control
About this time each year many of us start thinking about our finances. Isn't it amazing the amount of wages we find listed on our W-2's? I don't know about you, but I find it hard to believe that I really blew that much money last year. Do you find...
Libertarian Hopeful Urges Backers to Dream Big
Start at the low-level offices and work your way up, Libertarian presidential candidate Don Gorman urged local party members Wednesday night. "We should be looking at smaller, winnable offices," Gorman said. "The key word is winnable." Gorman...
Libertyville High Hopes to Ease Concerns over Lights at Stadium
Libertyville High School officials believe they can make adding lights at the football stadium work for all involved through better communication with neighbors and by stepping up police patrols after events. School board members will vote Monday...
Library Class Helped Author Get His Start
If there's one element that keeps popping up in Jim Mallon's description of how he came to write his first novel, it's the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Oh sure, Mallon, a 35-year resident of Arlington Heights, knew a thing or two about getting...
Lions Club to Dish Up Pancakes at March 5 Fund-Raiser
There's nothing better than the smell of flapjacks cooking. Unless, of course, it's eating them. The West Chicago Lions Club promises all you can eat at its spring pancake breakfast March 5 at the West Chicago Middle School, 238 E. Hazel St. Breakfast...
Lisle Police to Launch Three-Person Traffic Division
Lisle police will test a new traffic division this September to respond to increasing violations and residents' concerns. The village board tentatively has approved an expense in its 2000-01 budget draft, allotting $250,000 to $450,000 to hire three...
Local Artists Exhibit Works at 'Urban Edges IV'
"Urban Edges IV" is in its final days at the Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery. This juried show comprises 41 two-dimensional and three- dimensional art works from 25 Chicago-area artists. Don't miss the fine works of art from our Barrington-area...
Local Skier Brings Home Medals from Competition
Kudos to Elizabeth Morgan, who recently won a gold and a silver medal in the Winter Special Olympics in Galena, Ill. The lifelong resident of Glen Ellyn won a gold medal in the downhill alpine skiing event and a silver medal in the alpine slalom skiing...
Long Shot Lifts Aurora Christian
It's amazing how much a lift a buzzer-beater can give a team. Top-seeded Aurora Christian went through the first quarter of Wednesday's Class A Sandwich regional semifinal game against No. 5 Plano, playing tentative and with a severe case of the...
Making Hoops Basketball League Unites Players, Schools
Another season is about to end and the city of Elgin Park and Recreation Youth Basketball League has grown again. This year's league number was 1,300 children playing in two seasons, fall and winter. Included in those numbers is the area's only...
Man Says His Trees Were Butchered by Trimmers
Richard Elseth spent weeks nursing an aging tree in front of his Elgin home back to health. It only took a few minutes, Elseth said, for a city-hired work crew to destroy it. Contract tree trimmers swept through Elseth's southeast side neighborhood...
Manuel Hopes Rare Talk from Reinsdorf Inspires the Troops
TUCSON, Ariz. - Jerry Reinsdorf hasn't had much to say to anybody lately, and that includes his baseball team. Before Wednesday's first full-squad of spring training, though, the White Sox' chairman addressed the troops. The request came from manager...
Medinah NC Blue Wins Shootout
A battle of two Medinah teams started the night off in grand style Feb. 19 in Chicagoland Christian Sports Conference action. Medinah NC Blue came to play and ran off to a 25-11 lead over Medinah Red at the end of the first quarter. Their crisp...
Minister Reaching out to Chechnens after Eye-Opening Visit, Russian Native Wants to Improve Refugees' Plight
While growing up in the Soviet Union, the Christian faith of Sergey Rakhuba, now the director of ministry development for Wheaton's Russian Ministries, was never shaken. Rakhuba knew early on he'd be a preacher. And for most of the past 10 years,...
Moore Sponsors Bill to Ban Leaf Burning
Efforts to ban leaf burning recently received a shot in the arm from State Rep. Andrea Moore of Libertyville, who is promoting a bill in Springfield. House Bill 3009 would ban the open burning of landscape waste in nine areas in Illinois, including...
Mural Illustrates Fire District's History
History found its home at the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District in the form of a 78-square-foot oil on canvas mural. The mural, which was framed and hung up last Friday in the Harrison Street station's training room, represents...
New Life for Dead Air as Private Goes Public
Normally I just steal column ideas from readers, co-workers, public radio and loved ones. But since today's idea could make somebody a millionaire, I've got to credit Daily Herald reporter Bob Susnjara for suggesting TFC - The Funeral Channel. In...