Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

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

Articles from April 13, 2000

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[1] Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS Long Grove nursing home invites kids to Easter egg hunt Alden Long Grove Rehabilitation and Health Center, Inc., a nursing home in Long Grove, is opening its doors to local children and their families this weekend. On Sunday, the center...
[1] Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS Tom Rivera honored for work with Greater Woodfield bureau Tom Rivera, longtime president of the Woodfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, was recently honored at the Chicago Visitors Choice Awards. Rivera was named the outstanding...
[3] Obituaries
Donald E. Hemstreet of Carol Stream, formerly of Wheaton Services for Donald E. Hemstreet, 85, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Wheaton Bible Church, Main and Franklin St., Wheaton. The Rev. James Draper will officiate. Born Sept. 12,...
6th-Graders Help Monitor Prairie Burn at Center
Peacock Junior High School's sixth-grade students, along with science teacher Jim Koenig and social studies teacher Mary Kabar, visited Spring Brook Nature Center this week to participate in the Mighty Acorns program. This is the third year the...
A Headline's Lesson: Listen to 'Small Voices'
When I started this column last June, I promised not just to promote stories that make us proud at the Daily Herald, but also to "talk of less noble times and of judgments we might like to take back." Today I have the uncomfortable duty of keeping...
Alumnus, Club Wants Others to Return Favor with Help
When Allan Treml was growing up on the south side of Chicago, he came home after school to an empty house. Unlike most families in that era, both of Treml's parents worked. Going to the Lawndale Boys Club after school kept him involved in constructive...
Arboretum Asks Visitors for Feedback on Stations
Diane Gutenkauf plans to spend part of today strolling through the woods with nine or 10 people she hardly knows. No, she's not trying to tempt fate. Her companions are members of a visitors panel Gutenkauf has compiled to give Morton Arboretum...
Area Artist Will Demonstrate Painting Style
The Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Friends & Neighbors are definitely in an "artsy mood" this month. The club will welcome local artist Tom Trausch to their general membership meeting Tuesday. The meeting will be held at the Light of Christ Church....
Area Volunteers Get Special Thanks at Banquet
Roles were reversed Wednesday as six Northwest suburban volunteers and one volunteer agency found themselves on the receiving end at an awards ceremony honoring their efforts. The seven were named Volunteers of the Year at the Annual Golden Rule/Outstanding...
Awash in a Sea of Design Sculptor Teaches Teens the Art of Clay Relief
There's something new teeming with an abundance of aquatic life at Barrington High School. At least it's a colorful representation of coral reefs, crabs, sea cucumbers, jelly fish, octopuses, stingrays and more - courtesy of art students at Barrington...
Barrington-Area Group Welcomes Registered Nurses
With a membership of almost 40 registered nurses, the Barrington Area Registered Nurses Organization might be one of the healthiest groups around. The organization, known as BARNO, serves as an educational resource and social outlet for nurses in...
Batavia High Club Wins Recognition for Volunteer Work
What started as just a resume-builder or a social club for some has turned into something far more serious for the members of Batavia High School's Key Club. "I started out because I was just a freshman, and I wanted to meet people, but now I want...
Beckett Shuts Down Wisconsin in Defeat
If Josh Beckett's pattern is to get stronger as a game progresses, then it stands to reason that the deeper he goes, the stronger he gets. In his second pro start, Beckett was more efficient with his 80- some pitch limit, lasting a full inning longer...
Believing in Baylor Cubs Manager Gets Message across to Team: 'We Can Win'
Don Baylor never worked for the Wall Street stock traders who tried to tell us that everybody listens when they talk. But when Baylor talks, the Cubs obviously are listening hard. And playing the same way. The Cubs limped home this week after...
Big Pot Sure to Make Lions' Bingo Night Fun
All night bingo! This Saturday is going to be one special night at the South Elgin Lion's Club at 500 Fulton St. here in town. The Lions are holding an "All Night Bingo." This special double bingo night will include all your favorite games with...
Carpentersville Buying Unlivable Homes Village Will Restore and Sell Them to Families
The house at 24 Pine St. in Carpentersville has seen a succession of renters over the past couple of decades, its condition degrading further every year. For the past few months it has stood vacant, and vandals went to work on the already distressed...
Central Park Band Shell Deemed Unsafe Aging Structure Closed Indefinitely
The Naperville Municipal Band has lost its home sooner than it ever expected. For a year the band has debated building a new band shell, both to replace the aging structure in Central Park and to provide a better place to rehearse and store instruments....
City Lists Most Perilous Intersections Euclid-Route 53 First in Crashes
Drivers on Rolling Meadows roads know to avoid certain intersections because of the rush-hour traffic headaches they cause. Now there may be another reason to steer clear: Some of those busy, backed-up intersections are also deadly. Take the...
City to Weigh Development Plans for Southwest Side of Naperville
What's better, houses or businesses? Naperville intends to find out as the city will examine the merits and costs of houses versus businesses on the burgeoning southwest side. The city council on Tuesday directed planners to study three development...
Conference to Celebrate Student Art
North Suburban Conference art teachers continue their attempt to broaden events within the conference by hosting the 16th annual art festival in Gurnee on Friday. Art teachers hope to bring recognition to the conference Friday by celebrating creative...
Conservatory Plans Earth Day Celebration
This promises to be a very busy weekend with lots of fun activities planned. So get out your calendar and make some plans! First of all, the Friendship Park Conservatory, 395 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, will once again host its annual Earth...
Consultant Says Peaker Plant Offers No Security against Power Outages
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 04-15-2000: To correct a story in Thursday's paper about peaker power plants, University of Illinois associate professor Tom Overbye said low-voltage distribution lines are...
Details of BP Amoco Settlements Must Be Released, Judge Rules
A judge ordered Wednesday that lawsuit settlements between BP Amoco and the families of two men who died of brain cancer after working at the company's Naperville research center be made public. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Judith Cohen issued...
'Difficult Decision' Comes Full Circle for Fire District
It was by far one of the hardest decisions William G. Huley ever had to make. About five years ago, as a public official, he was faced with a monumental question that would impact people during the most stressful, frightening moments of their lives,...
Dist. 15 Signs off on Plan for Parking Lot, Play Field
Palatine Township Elementary District 15 board members Wednesday gave a unanimous thumbs-up to plans that will turn a 3.7-acre Rolling Meadows parcel into a parking lot, play field and winding nature trail. The stamp of approval should quiet a months-long...
District 200 Gives Wheaton Parks Control of Adult Education Classes
Wheaton and Warrenville schools are home to adults wanting to learn about exercise, cooking or flower arranging, and have been since the late 1940s. On Wednesday, the Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 school board relinquished exclusive control...
District Reveals Plan to Build Park for Hoffman Estates Subdivision
Build it and they will come. That's the attitude of Ryland Homes and the park district when it comes to the future residents of Hoffman Estates. Officials recently unveiled plans for a new park to be constructed next to a planned 75-home Ryland...
Dollar Signs Light Hefner Way
There you are, Mr. or Ms. Tourist, ambling along Michigan Avenue. Your stomach is full of lunch from The Cheesecake Factory or California Pizza Kitchen. Your head is full of thoughts of that trendy outfit you're going to buy at Bloomingdale's or maybe...
Driver in Critical Condition after Hitting Van, School Bus
A 47-year-old Rolling Meadows woman remained in critical condition Wednesday evening at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge after slamming into a van and a school bus around 8 a.m. on Kirchoff Road in Rolling Meadows. The woman and 14 children...
Drury Lane Welcoming 'Someone Special'
On Saturday, Drury Lane will host the "Someone Special" program for youngsters at the beautiful Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Jade Smalls, the lovely and talented Miss Illinois of 1999, will meet and greet these special children...
Dundee-Crown Stops Kaneland 2-0
Dundee-Crown began play in the Larkin Invitational on a positive note Wednesday, downing Kaneland 2-0. Sherry Timmins scored both goals in the first half for the Chargers (4-1-1), who took third in the invite last year. Brandy Timmins assisted on...
Editorials
Once excluded, now included It used to be that children born with developmental disabilities were relegated to a life of custodial care. The doors to the education system were shut to them. Parents did what they could on their own to get an education...
Electric-Power Expert Tells of ComEd Future
John W. Rowe, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the parent company of ComEd, spoke optimistically to local chamber officials about a future in which competition among utility companies will keep prices down and efficiency up. "We...
Elgin Attorney Pushes New Gun Ordinance Plan Would Hold Distributors Liable for Damages
Three days after an Elgin teenager was shot and killed at a party, an Elgin attorney on Wednesday called on the city to hold gun distributors liable in civil court for damages caused by the use of a firearm. Clutching a newspaper article about the...
Elgin Twp. Gets OK to Start Plans for New Town Hall
Elgin Township may get a new town hall of its own two years from now under a proposal approved this week at the township's annual meeting. A handful of Elgin Township residents who attended the Tuesday meeting voted to let the township board proceed...
Elmhurst Accountant Generous with Time
Elmhurst accountant Ted Mandigo recently returned from a week in Moscow, where he donated his services to audit the books of a soup kitchen that serves 1,500 meals a day to pensioners whose retirement money has dwindled in the Russian economy. "One...
Ex-Death Row Inmates Say Recent Moratorium Doesn't Go Far Enough
Three men whose death penalty convictions were overturned spoke passionately Wednesday in favor of ending executions in Illinois. The three - Ronald Jones, Perry Cobb and Darby Tillis - applauded the moratorium on capital punishment that Gov. George...
Explosion Rocks Wheaton Home, Family Pet
When her whole world exploded around her Wednesday morning, poor little Precious relied on instinct: She hid. The 7-year-old terrier mix, home alone for the day, couldn't understand that her Wheaton house just blew up. All she knew was that the...
Fifth-Graders Spearhead Clothing Drive for Africa
A 10-year-old's birthday party, a school lesson on reusing and recycling, and an online chat room were the catalysts for a mission of mercy by students at Isaac Fox School in Lake Zurich. Led by fifth-grader Danielle Lipschutz and her friends Samantha...
Fire Power Rids County of 402 Guns Weapons Melted in Furnace on Order of Sheriff
It was a scene that might make Charlton Heston cringe, but it made DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba smile. A massive crane maneuvered a bucket brimming with guns toward a scalding furnace Wednesday morning at a steel foundry in Lemont. The bucket...
Foundation Gives Gift in Boy's Memory Money Left over from Donations to Wethington Goes to Hospital
When word came in 1983 that 5-month-old Brett Wethington of Wauconda needed a liver transplant, up went a community rallying cry that reached across the globe. The Wauconda Fire Department installed a fund-raising thermometer in the village square...
Fox River Grove Budgets for Turn Lanes $5.8 Million Plan Includes Work near Rail Crossings
Fox River Grove's proposed $5.8 million budget is loaded with public improvement projects, including a couple that village officials hope will improve safety near the railroad crossings in town. The village has earmarked $67,000 for right-turn lanes...
Frank's Blast Gives Larkin 5-4 Win over Lake Park; Doukas, Jacobs Triumph
Even though Lake Park came into Wednesday's contest against Larkin with a 1-7 record, Royals coach Larry Hight knew that his team would be in for a battle in its Upstate Eight Conference opener. And the Lancers did not disappoint, giving the host...
Gallagher, Saxons Blank Barrington
Margaret Halters singled to right with one out and later scored when Katie Cramer reached on an infield error for the only run in Schaumburg's 1-0 triumph over visiting Barrington. It gave Schaumburg (4-4) a win in its first Mid-Suburban West game...
Gilberts Decides to Keep Fighting Carpentersville Boundary Push
Gilberts officials have decided not to let Carpentersville extend its sewer and water service boundaries without a fight. With one trustee absent, Gilberts leaders voted unanimously this week in favor of a resolution to protest their neighboring...
Gonnella Hits Home Run with Cubs
Gonnella Baking Co., with operations in Schaumburg, realizes the importance of hot dogs at Cubs baseball game. The Chicago-based baker has signed an agreement that makes it the "official hot dog bun supplier at Wrigley Field." "Gonnella has been...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Seminar presents physician's take on role of spirituality in healing "The Healing Effects of Spirituality, Faith and Prayer: A Physician's View" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. today at Brighton Gardens by Marriott, 600 Dunham Road,...
Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills!; Good Morning Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS County conservation board has opening for one trustee The McHenry County Board will accept applications from anyone who is interested in being recommended for appointment to the McHenry County Conservation District Board. One trustee...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS Harper College professor to talk about recent Antarctica trip Harper College Professor Paul Sipiera and other members of his recent expedition to Antarctica will recount their trip during a presentation tonight. "An Antarctic Experience:...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Barrington teen group to host evening of fun and information New Generations, a not-for-profit organization that gives local teens the opportunity to plan and implement activities for themselves and the community, will present "Keeping...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS Indian Princesses invite dads, daughters to tribe's dance The YMCA's Indian Princesses are inviting all fathers and their daughters to the Wuki tribe's dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Walt Whitman School at133 S. Wille in...
Good Morning, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont!
THE BRIEFS Des Plaines Parks plans trips for children during no-school days Don't worry about what to do on your child's day off from school. Sign up for various different programs at the Des Plaines Park District. Children in first through sixth...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS Sleepy Hollow pickup held for leaves, yard waste The village of Sleepy Hollow will hold its first spring leaf and yard waste pick-up on Friday. The service is free to residents. The leaves must be placed in large, brown yard waste...
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS Frost School in Mount Prospect will get Apple laptop donation Apple Computer Inc. is donating 10 of its iBook laptop computers to Frost Elementary School, 1308 S. Cypress Lane, Mount Prospect. The computers make wireless connections...
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE BRIEFS Inverness women's club plans fashion show benefit Friday "Volunteers Are a Work of Heart" will be the theme of the Women's Club of Inverness' spring luncheon and fashion show benefit, set for Friday at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield,...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS Village board paves way for new used electronics store The Streamwood Village Board recently approved a request by M.J. Electronics to operate at Westview Shopping Center, 1050 S. Barrington Road. The emphasis of the business will...
Gurnee Police Force Holds off in Budgeting for More Officers
Gurnee still may be considered a growth community, but its police department is a different story. Police Chief Robert D. Jones' proposed $6.4 million budget does not ask for more officers. Four new officer positions were authorized to the force...
Hadley Students Re-Create Masterpiece
Students in Karen Dymit's eighth-grade French classes at Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn recently completed a unit on Impressionistic art. As part of this unit, students from the two classes worked together to paint a 5 1/2-by-7 1/2-foot...
Hampshire Rings Up 9th Straight; BC Tops Wave
Just call Patrick DeDina "Mr. Clutch". DeDina continued his white-hot hitting ways Wednesday by delivering a critical RBI double in the bottom of the sixth that broke a 2-2 tie and helped Hampshire down Genoa-Kingston 3-2 in Big Northern Conference...
Hanover Park Not Altering Budget until Fire Disconnection Is Resolved
The Hanover Park village board's upcoming vote on the municipal budget might not be the final action taken on the spending plan. If the village is successful in its attempt to disconnect from the Hanover Park Fire Protection District and form a...
Hawthorn Woods Trustees Seal Deal for $200,000 Community Park Grant
Thanks to a state grant, Hawthorn Woods residents should see tennis courts and winding pathways at Community Park within two years. Village officials are forging ahead with plans to develop the 22-acre park after signing a project agreement this...
Heart Beat
Help for the unhappily divorced Unhappy divorcees who believe they got a raw deal can get help online from the family law experts at Divorce Review. "Perhaps the only thing more painful than going through a divorce is feeling that you didn't...
Help Is at Hand for Families Facing Facts about Homosexuality
When their 18-year-old son announced he was gay, Donna and Dennis Blaha of Elk Grove Village, felt a grief as though there had been a death. It wasn't an actual death, but rather "a death of our expectations," says Dennis. "I felt bad that my...
Help Local Girl Scouts Clean Up the Park
Local Girl Scouts invite you to join them in their Hand-in-Hand Community Service Project, which will take place from 9 a.m. to noon April 22, in Kimball Hill Park. First and foremost, the Scouts - representing 25 Troops based in Rolling Meadows...
Hot Cubs Rough on Former Teammate
Honest Terry Mulholland didn't spare himself when the Atlanta Braves southpaw was asked about the way his ex-Cubs teammates hammered him for 8 runs Wednesday at Wrigley Field, mainly on 3 run homers by Shane Andrews and Glenallen Hill. "I flat-out...
How to Avoid Conflict of Interest in 1 Lesson
Local government officials looking to avoid trouble with conflict of interest laws can sign up for a free seminar next week in Grayslake. The seminar is designed to explain the Public Officials Prohibited Activities Act and other state laws barring...
Huntley Pleases Homeowners by Budgeting for Brick
After three long years, Jeff Clark is particularly pleased by one item in Huntley's budget for this year - $30,000 to fix historical Woodstock Street with its traditional brick. The village tore up both edges of the old brick street three years...
Huskies Get off to a Great Start Neagle 1-Hits WW South
Thanks to Tom Neagle's start, Naperville North got off to the start it wanted to in the DuPage Valley Conference. The Huskies' senior right-hander tossed a 1-hitter as host Naperville North edged two-time defending DVC champion Wheaton Warrenville...
Injured Right Foot Doesn't Keep Thomas on Bench
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Frank Thomas' prayers were answered Wednesday. Two hours before the White Sox took the field against the Devil Rays, Thomas was hobbling around the clubhouse. Going to play tonight? "I'm just praying for a miracle,"...
In the Air
Down the tube: The odd thing about George Clooney's live TV version of "Fail Safe" Sunday on CBS is that, just as the drama was fueled by fears of nuclear meltdown, the production was fueled by fears of a TV meltdown. The irony is that Clooney and...
Jaycees Cook Up Local Egg Hunts Saturday
Eggs, eggs and more eggs, 11,000 of them to be exact. Imagine stuffing 11,000 eggs! You might have nightmares about candy, unless you're a Cary- Grove Jaycees member. They say their annual egg stuffing party is one of the highlights of the year....
Kids Flex Head Muscles for Learning Olympiad
You wouldn't have found them running around the track at the park, or pumping iron at the Workout Room. But, all over Huntley, Olympic contenders have been training for weeks, for a competition to test the limits of their stamina and resourcefulness....
Kids Try Something New - a Musical
Carpentersville Middle School presented its spring musical, "Once Upon A Mattress," on St. Patrick's Day. The musical is an adaptation of the famous tale, "The Princess and the Pea." It is a comedy version of the story many of us have known since...
Kluxdal Shrugs off Bunt, Laces Game-Winning Hit for Larkin
Larkin just keeps finding ways to win baseball games. On a day in which the Royals saw Lake Park creep back into a contest they once trailed by a score of 4-1, Larkin came up with a clutch hit in the bottom of the seventh to win its seventh game...
Leston Is Perfect for Wildcats
Megan Leston pitched a perfect game for the West Chicago softball team, striking out 13 of 15 batters in a 10-0 five-inning nonconference victory over visiting Oswego. Alissa Mildebrath hit a home run for West Chicago. Missy Krueger added a triple...
Libertyville Shuts out Warren
Despite a tough loss earlier in the week to Lake Zurich, Libertyville bounced back with an outstanding team effort on Wednesday afternoon. Libertyville remains in control of the North Suburban Conference race lead thanks to a 2-0 victory over visiting...
Library, Park Officials Don't Want to Lose Any Time Building New Facility
Now that Naperville library and park district officials have been given the green light to build a joint facility on the city's south side, both boards agree that they need to get to work quickly. A week after the city council approved building...
Library Receives $5,000 Grant to Promote Tolerance
The North Suburban Library Foundation recently awarded the Indian Trails Library a $5,000 grant to help educate the community on cultural and religious tolerance. Fueled by hate crimes like last July's shootings by Benjamin Smith and a cross burning...
Lincoln Captures 3 Girls Basketball Titles Jefferson 7th- Graders Finish First in A Tournment
The Lincoln Junior High Lancers won three of the four girls basketball championships last month in the Naperville Junior High School Tournament - but it wasn't easy. In the AA games the eighth-grade Lancers (16-1) defeated Still Middle School, 27-23,...
Little Leagues Have Much in Common with the Majors
Major League Baseball took its turn with opening days around the country (and world) the past two weeks. Little leagues throughout DuPage County get its shot starting Saturday. Both leagues open at various times. The White Sox open their home...
Local Students' Artwork Graces Museum Walls
The Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road, is hosting its 17th annual Student Art Exhibition. The artwork of students, kindergarten through 12th grade, is featured in this popular show. The talents of about 200 students from...
Lombard to Welcome 445 New Trees to Its Parkways This Spring
One of the more hopeful signs of spring is Arbor Day. The actual day varies by climate, as it is set aside for tree planting throughout the United States, Canada and other countries. Lombard will honor Arbor Day by planting a Japanese lilac tree...
Long Grove Setting Sights on Tree City USA Honor
With its wooded lots and scenic natural areas, Long Grove has always been associated with trees. In fact, the first village president, Guy Reed, made his mark in 1957 by making maples and crab apple trees available to residents who wanted to plant...
LZ's Hinck No-Hits Chargers, Fans 16
A pair of freshman phenoms pitched way beyond their collective years Wednesday afternoon on the Lake Zurich softball diamond. LZ's Megan Hinck and her Dundee-Crown counterpart, Kim Ostrowski, hooked up in a classic matchup, tossing scoreless after...
Manager Steps Up to the Plate Naperville Central Student with Cerebral Palsy Gets a Chance to Play
One at-bat. In the majors, it's just a cup of coffee. For Naperville Central senior Matt Briggs, it's a goblet of fine wine. Briggs, 19, is working his fourth season as varsity baseball student-manager for the Redhawks. During that time, he has...
Man Gets 34 Years in Prison for Murder during Drug Rage
Fred Engbrecht recalled Wednesday hearing police sirens in the distance as he walked out of the office of his Zion lumber company with employee Angel Gonzalez on Oct. 19. The police were on their way because Gonzalez, 26, had just told his boss...
Marianne Faithfull, a True Survivor, Visits 'West 54th'
For months I've been looking for a convenient excuse to write about "Sessions at West 54th," the fine PBS music series, and that excuse arrives this weekend in the form of a rare TV performance by Marianne Faithfull. "Sessions" host John Hiatt,...
Mayor Accused of Appointing Liquor Commissioner for Votes
Oakbrook Terrace Mayor William Kallas is being accused of trading badges for votes after aldermen discovered he appointed a deputy liquor commissioner without their approval. "I'm amazed he's issuing badges to his patronage army without telling...
McDonald's New Salads Emphasize Portability
McDonald's Corp. is saying so long to traditional salads at its restaurants in favor of a more portable version of the entree. The Oak Brook-based fast food giant announced Wednesday that it will introduce the McSalad Shaker at its U.S. locations...
Meet Mr. Kaleidoscape His Name May Not Be Emblazoned across the Big Top, but Kenneth Feld Has Poured His Heart into Every Aspect of His New Circus
In the old days, you always knew who owned the circus because the guy's name was plastered all over it. James A. Bailey. P.T. Barnum. John Ringling. Charles Ringling. These were not shy men. They were show men, and they loved the limelight as much...
More Troopers Assigned to Check Trucks
Motorists might feel a little safer sharing the road with trucks once a new contingent of state troopers takes to the highway this summer to ensure the rigs meet safety standards. The Illinois State Police will add 20 troopers to a city-and- suburban...
New Glendale Heights Field House Will Feel like Home Design to Blend in with Residential Neighborhood
Reskin Park's old field house is about to be retired and Glendale Heights is getting help from some parents with a replacement. The village will pay for a new field house designed to look just like a single-family home, and when that phase is finished,...
New-Look Tigers Turn Back Trojans
Wheaton Warrenville South has a new look this year - in more ways than one. Gone are the traditional Tiger Orange and Black uniforms, replaced by the more lively, multi-colored kind Jerry Garcia would have worn if he played volleyball. Gone too...
New Math Approach Tries to Take the Drudgery, Fear out of Subject
Many of her peers dream of becoming artists, teachers and professional athletes, but 10-year-old Samantha Gann wants to be an accountant. The fourth-grader at Collins School in Schaumburg is among a growing number of students who actually enjoy...
New Proposal May Cause Developer Just as Many Problems with Batavia
A developer who wants to build a shopping center on land bordering Braeburn Marsh in Batavia may have left the frying pan for the fire. Facing opposition from Kane County officials on access from Randall Road, Aetna Development Corp. had submitted...
No Chance to Recover Neuqua's Quick Start Too Much for Saints
Neuqua Valley softball coach Laura McCarthy realizes the importance of jumping off to a quick lead against a program the caliber of St. Charles. The Wildcats listened to McCarthy's words of wisdom Wednesday. Neuqua Valley struck for 9 runs in...
Nursing Home Finally Ready to Welcome Elderly in Inverness
More than four years after it was first approved, the Rosewood Care Center of Inverness is finally ready to open for business, officials said. Inverness Village Administrator Curt Carver told the village board Tuesday that the temporary occupancy...
Obituaries
La Verne G. Scroggins of Barrington A memorial service for La Verne G. Scroggins (nee Goodrich), 85, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Born Jan. 28, 1915, in Chicago, she died...
Officials to Try Insecticide against Asian Long-Horned Beetles
Forestry officials are expected to begin chemically treating trees in Bloomingdale Township as early as next month to combat further infestations of Asian long-horned beetles. More than 500 trees are expected to be treated in the area near Addison,...
Parents Can Help Teens Chart Future Career Path
Glenbard North High School parents and their students will have an opportunity to learn how to make informed decisions about career choices at the upcoming PTSA Hot Topix meeting. Parents as Partners in Career Awareness will be held at 7 p.m. Monday...