Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

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

Articles from May 28, 2000

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[0] Graduates
Candidates for graduation from Waubonsie Valley High School: Neha Adatia, Engy Agaiby, Diana Aguilera, Danny Alcocer Jr., Jonathan Alexander, Rheta Alexander, Lauren Allen, Tyeshia Allen, Anthony Alvarez, Rachel Alvarez, Nasia Anam, Heidi Anderson,...
10 Rockets Bring Home Medals but Burlington C. Ties for 12th as Team; McKibben Takes 13th in High Jump
CHARLESTON - At the end of the day, while Burlington Central did not reach its dream of bringing home a trophy from the Class A state track and field meet, the Rockets will still return to Plato Road with lots of hardware. Central started off the...
Addison Trail Bids Farewell to 12 Teachers and Friends
Every year a number of teachers retire from Addison Trail High School in Addison. Many of those teachers have made differences in students' lives. This year 12 teachers are leaving, and we will miss them. John Avery has been at Addison Trail since...
A Different Drum Japanese Religion Based on Buddhism Reaches Chicago
It is Sunday morning, and believers gather in Mount Prospect to pray together and learn more about their religion - a familiar suburban scenario. But this is not the typical Christian or Jewish gathering. It is a service of Rissho Kosei-kai, and the...
Advice to Cubs: Blow Up This Team and Start Over
SAN FRANCISCO - About a year ago, this space proposed a trade. No, it wasn't one of those silly Henry Rodriguez-to-the-Yankees concoctions made up to stir the pot. This was something bigger. I asked if Chicago baseball fans would swap - lock,...
Alumni Recall What Makes Geneva Special
"As we go on/we remember All the times we/had together As our lives change/from whatever We will still be/friends forever" - from "Graduation," currently playing on radio stations Graduation is today and the Geneva High School Class...
American Indians' Vitality Celebrated at College
Ten-year-old Chris Berger was amazed to see his history lessons about American Indians alive in Aurora on Saturday. "I wanted to see what the Indians looked like," the Sugar Grove boy said. He was fascinated by their dancing, especially the footwork....
Artist Pours Her Creativity into Decorating Ceramic Pots
Dee Beaugrand is the first to say ceramic pots are not just for plants, flowers and herbs. Just listen to the Glenview artist talk about pots - and the possibilities seem nearly endless. Filled with candle votives, they can illuminate a walkway...
Art Lovers Hit Downtown for Show
Rick and Beth House walked down memory lane as they walked amid paintings, stained glass and photographs Saturday at the Downtown Fine Arts Show in St. Charles. The creations of nearly 60 artists from the Fox Valley and across the country reminded...
Ascending the Digital Divide Businesses Must Find Way to Connect Even in Affluent Suburbs
If your business finds a way to bring the power of personal computers and the Internet to more people, will the world beat a path to your door? That's the question entrepreneurs are asking themselves as the 'digital divide' draws attention nationwide,...
Baier, Geneva Lose Pitchers' Duel
Jason Brunke was the culprit Saturday afternoon, and the Geneva bats were the victims. Using his arsenal of pitches that includes a high-speed fastball, a nasty curveball, as well as a slider and changeup, the Iowa-bound Brunke stuck out 15 Vikings...
Barrington Win Sectional Tests
The Barrington Fillies couldn't be accused of looking ahead during Saturday's sectional final on their home field. If anything, they might have been looking to the past. A year ago, Jacobs defeated Barrington in the final of the Crystal Lake...
Batavia Gains Respect in Loss
Defense and pitching usually are the winning ingredients in postseason play. West Aurora used solid pitching by Taylor Petersen and a defense that didn't commit an error to defeat No. 4-seeded Batavia 3-0 in a semifinal game of the Class AA Rosary...
Board Reunion Shows Commitment to Schools
Serving on school board can be a time-consuming and thankless task. When community members aren't angry with their school board members, they are often indifferent to the work they do. That's why the Batavia school district took an hour Tuesday...
Braley Brings It Home Geneva Junior Wins State Tennis Championship
It was very simple really. More simple than a state championship is supposed to be. Nevertheless, Geneva junior Josh Braley made difficult circumstances look like a Sunday afternoon drive in the park, winning the state singles championship Saturday...
Braley Takes Singles Title from Hanus
The boys tennis state tournament is over, and there's a new singles champion. Palatine's Tom Hanus fell short in his bid win a repeat singles crown Saturday, losing the title match to Josh Braley of Geneva 6- 4, 6-3. "I'm disappointed in the...
Buddy Foundation Needs More Caring Foster Homes
Just in case there are some new followers of The Buddy Beat, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the goals of The Buddy Foundation. The Buddy Foundation is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to finding...
Camera Shutters Open Window on Heritage
Now, when people open the door to Algonquin's historic village hall, they're opening a door to the town's past. The old village hall is home to a newly-created vintage photo display, which features rare snapshots from Algonquin's early years. ...
Check out Summer Fun at Library
Whether it's bringing your family to see the Bucket Boys, learning about "scrumpy," or picking out incentives to keep your kids reading over the summer, the library has a full calendar to offer all ages during the summer months. "Read for the Fun...
Class That Began as One Graduating Separately
They started high school together four years ago, sharing classes and teachers as the last group of Indian Prairie teens who all would attend Waubonsie Valley. Today, they graduate as the first class in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 history representing...
Conant, Hoffman and EG Advance
Maybe now Conant will get the respect Cougars coach Donelda Danz feels her team deserves. And, Kristen Landis can officially put to rest the nightmare of 1999. Riding some timely hitting, a shoddy Larkin defense and Landis' strong right arm,...
Conant Puts a Stunning End to Larkin's Season
That loud thud you may have heard coming from the St. Charles area Saturday afternoon wasn't thunder. It was Larkin's softball season coming to a thunderously premature end. Riding the right arm of sophomore Kristen Landis, and taking advantage...
Construction? Outdoor Graduation? Geneva's Seniors Take It All in Stride
The Geneva High School Class of 2000 had its ups and downs, many of them firsts for high school seniors. Probably the biggest accomplishment was securing the first outdoor graduation in the school's 124-year history. The student council also had...
County Deciding Best Means for Protecting Area Bicyclists Board Keys in on Roads Projected to Have More Traffic
You're taking a scenic bike ride, enjoying the network of ever expanding trails in Kane County when you come upon Randall Road. Now what? Do you try and cross four lanes of cars traveling 55 mph and faster? Do you wait for a break in the traffic?...
Cronin's Mettle Nets 1600 Medal Grayslake's Gantt, Warren's Daniels Turn in Gutsy Finals Efforts
CHARLESTON - Ian Cronin did not have the luxury of putting it on cruise control in Saturday afternoon's Class AA boys state track and field meet. The Stevenson junior was part of a tight 12-runner field in the 1600 meters. And as Cronin came into...
Cubs' Hill Misses Candlestick Park
SAN FRANCISCO - There's plenty of sourdough bread to go along with the circuses at Pacific Bell Park, the new home of the San Francisco Giants. But current Cub and ex-Giant Glenallen Hill longs for the days of Candlestick Park, the old windblown...
Darkest Days of Illinois' Golden Boy Gayle Franzen Talks about Living in the Public Eye with a Disease That Made Him Wish He Were Dead
Gayle Franzen was the golden boy of Illinois government in the '70s, '80s and into the '90s. He ran the state prison system, the tollway authority, the RTA. He dropped out for a while to work as an investment banker and made millions by investing early...
Decorated Veteran Dies, Leaves Stories Behind
According to family members, Harold P. Echternach of Crystal Lake was much like most of the other World War II veterans of his generation: he never liked to talk about his days in the war. It was not until about 30 years after the war ended in 1945...
Demystifying Design Leave It to Joe Ruggiero to Come Up with a Consumer-Friendly Furniture Collection That Works as a Wardrobe for the Home
Joe Ruggiero has really done it this time. As if it wasn't enough to produce and host shows for the Home & Garden Cable Television Network, such as the weekly series "Homes Across America" and international specials entitled "The World of Design."...
Dive into Great Lakes Lore in the Busy Port of Duluth
Minnesota by the sea? Well, actually, yes. Although the city of Duluth lies close to the middle of the North American continent, miles from either coast, it ranks as an important seaport (thanks to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway). In...
Editorials
Take aim at real polluter Suburban residents are fighting efforts to build new power- generating plants in their communities. Even though the so-called peaker plants would operate only on the hottest summer days, when demand for electricity peaks,...
English History Unfolds in Side Trips to Wiltshire and Hampshire
Having done the obligatory visits to Bath and Stonehenge during our many visits to England (which now number more than 25), it was a treat to discover last year that there is a lot more to the areas of Wiltshire and Hampshire than we imagined. The...
Enriching Vacations Keep Young Minds Engaged
As kids near the nirvana of summer vacation, parents and educators are concerned about the inevitable "summer slide" - the slipping of inquiring minds and the loss of mental momentum. Weekend getaways and full-blown family vacations can invigorate...
Enriching Vacations Keep Young Minds Engaged
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent As kids near the nirvana of summer vacation, parents and educators are concerned about the inevitable "summer slide" - the slipping of inquiring minds and the loss of mental momentum. Weekend getaways...
Fantastic Finish Helps NCC to a Share of Title North Central Track Team Ties for Division III First Place
From the stands, it was impossible to tell who came in first. But hometown fans didn't care, as long as the top two finishers were wearing North Central College shirts. The neck-and-neck race of NCC runners Tim McCoskey and Ed Riegert in the...
Feulner Finds Redemption Saints Avenge Loss, Gain Supersectional
You could see the frustration building in St. Charles senior Patrice Feulner. Then you could see it released. After missing a first-half penalty kick during Saturday's St. Charles sectional championship game against Glenbard West, then watching...
Fort Sheridan: Established to Keep the Peace
Fort Sheridan, the former U.S. Army base near Highland Park, was established in 1887 to keep peace in Chicago. The city had seen several incidents of civil and labor unrest, which led to the formation of the base. Among them were the Chicago Fire...
Fox Valley Columnist
Ghosts, glitches unsettle coolest of a cool bunch Elgin controllers have been bedeviled by images that suddenly appear, indicating a plane exists where no plane should be. Holding the fate of thousands in their hands every shift is, for them,...
Franzen Is Proof That Depression Can Strike Anyone
Gayle Franzen was, as he says, the "iron man." As a protege to former Gov. James Thompson, he took on challenging task after challenging task, and met with great success. He ran the state's prison and tollway systems. He pulled the Regional Transportation...
Free Spirits
In 25 years, students at Waubonsie Valley will open a time capsule that gives them a glimpse at high school life when members of the Class of 2000 were seniors. If those future students are lucky, they'll be overwhelmed with a sense of history rather...
From Fields of Gold to Lawns of Green Family Business Mirrors Changes in How We Live
When Ralph Helm was born in rural Dundee Township in 1902, nearly four out of every seven Americans lived just as he did: on a farm. It was a time very different from today, with the average farm standing at just more than 100 acres and more than...
From the Armed Services
News and notes of servicemen and women from the Fox Valley area: - Illinois Sixteenth District Congressman Don Manzullo, R-Egan, announced recently Joseph Andresky of Crystal Lake has received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy...
Geneva Move toward First Regional Crown
Everyone knows that mistakes are killers in postseason play. But if the opponent doesn't take advantage of your mistakes, then those miscues go largely unnoticed. Saturday, Neuqua Valley made some mistakes, and Geneva took advantage - and the...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS New electricity buying plan could save money for Harper The Harper College Board of Trustees Thursday gave conditional approval for a new electricity buying plan that could save the school up to $100,000 a year on utility bills. As...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Memorial Day parade held today in downtown East Dundee The annual Dundee Township Memorial Day parade will start at 2 p.m. today at Van Buren Street in East Dundee. The units will walk to Tower Park in West Dundee and conduct a ceremony....
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS World War I veterans to be honored at Bluff City Cemetery This year's Memorial Day program at Bluff City Cemetery, sponsored by the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association, will pay special tribute to the men and women who served in the...
Graduates
Candidates for graduation from Neuqua Valley High School: Cassie Adams, Kristin Aeppli, Alexandros Afshari, Fariha Ahmad, Ayaz Ahmed, Syed Akhter, Kathryn Alexander, Elyas Alian-Najafabadi, Kelly Allen, Daniel Allred, Brice Amelianovich, Consuelo...
Graduates
The following students are candidates for graduation at Geneva High School: Julia Adams, Marianne Agler, Joseph Albright, Mark Allen, JaNae Almen, Bryan Anderson, Anthony Baier, Olga Balbekova, Karen Bauer, Lauren Bell, Emily Berger, Christopher...
Graduating Class Shares Sense of Unity, Sadness
For the seniors of Immaculate Conception High School in Elmhurst, summer vacation officially began May 19th when the class of 2000 graduated. Before the students were able to walk down the aisle, though there was much work to be done and memories...
Grodek, Fillies Shut Down Jacobs Barrington Denies Golden Eagles Another Trip to State with 3-0 Win
Barrington coach Jeff Muhr joked Saturday that he was going to have to go over to Crystal Lake South and change the name of the football stadium from Ken Bruhn Field to Tom Frederick Field. He has good reason to want to. His Fillies will be playing...
HHS Graduation Kicks off Summer of Festivals, Golf
For those of you who had children 17 and 18 years ago, it was probably pretty hard to imagine that your newborn was going to be part of the class of 2000 and that they'd be graduating in a whole new century. At 7 p.m. Friday, members of the Hampshire...
History Buffs Bring Past to Life Re-Enactors Revel in the Opportunity to Gain Insight into Nation's Struggles
Roland Vega is not hard-core. He still brings a bedroll to the encampments. And he might take along an extra blanket to ward off the chill. But he draws the line at cell phones. "That I definitely won't bring," said the 41-year-old Civil War...
Hobo Day Combines Train Safety with Past
Illinois Railway Museum President Kevin McCabe still gets shaken up as he recalls the time he almost hit a van full of kids. It took place about two years ago at the museum in Union. The driver of the van looked McCabe straight in the eye as McCabe...
Hoffman Estates Runs Saints out of Regional
For 5 2/3 innings of Saturday's Class AA St. Charles regional semifinal, St. Charles and Hoffman Estates looked identical. The two teams had a run apiece and were making bids to win the game on the defensive side of the field. Then came a slight...
Hotel Shop Booked with Antiques
When Mike Dwyer opened the Hotel Shop Antiques & Collectibles in Long Grove, he realized he'd returned a fairly rare commodity to the historic town. "Long Grove was known for antiques for a long time, but then they seemed to disappear," Dwyer...
Inside & Out
Imagine planting parsley in an old teapot Scouring flea markets is a national obsession, but so much is disposable in this land of ours that the treasures will probably keep coming. One idea for using interesting vessels is in Mary Engelbreit's...
Jones Sets Title Pace Downstate Keller Vaults to 2nd Place
CHARLESTON - Abe Jones seemed to be having the time of his life on the infield at Eastern Illinois University's O'Brien Stadium. The Rolling Meadows junior and Illinois football recruit was smiling and laughing with everyone from competitors to...
Kaneland Shows 'No Fear' in Win Knights One Victory Away from State Quarterfinal Berth
EVERGREEN PARK - Rallying from an early 2-0 deficit, Kaneland reached the sectional finals for the first time in school history Saturday, defeating Marengo 5-2 at Evergreen Park. The Knights will play Westmont Monday for the sectional title and...
Lake County Ceremonies to Honor Fallen Soldiers
Memorial Day is a chance for Americans to honor the nation's fallen soldiers, a chance to recall the sacrifices they made for this country. America's war dead will be remembered throughout Lake County in several Memorial Day weekend parades and...
Let's Go
Near Let's swing! Hours of big-band concerts, dances and movies mark the annual celebration honoring Iowa native Glenn Miller. Visitors and entertainers from around the world will converge on Clarinda, Iowa, to celebrate the memory of the American...
Local Report
Geneva chamber sets golf outing for June 8 The annual Geneva Chamber of Commerce golf outing will be June 8 at Mill Creek Golf Course in Geneva. A full day of events is planned with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at...
Man Leads Carnegie Effort to Build Future on Past
When Andrew Carnegie established a library in Waukegan at the dawn of the 20th Century, using profits from the Industrial Age, little could he have known what lie ahead. Almost 100 years later, that same turn-of-the-century building would be retooled...
Marijuana Look-Alike Marked for Statewide Prohibition Gov. Ryan Considers Measure to Outlaw Imported Cigarettes
SPRINGFIELD - They are thin, tightly rolled cigarettes that resemble marijuana joints - and have become a hit among some teens. Bidis, pronounced "beedies," are small Indian-imported cigarettes that are sold over-the-counter. Although already regulated...
McKeown Takes His Place among Best Kaneland Finishes 8th in Class A; St. Charles Relay Takes Second
CHARLESTON - On Monday, Bill McKeown will meet the legends of Kaneland track. On Saturday he took his place among them. "The legends will meet Bill as one of their equals," Kaneland coach Ralph Drendel said. "The last guy to place in the 100 and...
Meadows, Fremd Survive Close Calls in Regional
Barrington's final at-bat of the season was both a hit and a near miss as fine defensive work by Rolling Meadows shut off the potential tying run in the top of the seventh. In a race almost too close to call, the Mustangs nipped the Broncos 9-8...
Men Avoid Getting Treatment
They comprise the "pedestal professions" - doctors, lawyers, chief executive officers, political leaders. At one time, they were vibrant, affable leaders passionate about their work. Now they're moody, angry or weary. Their productivity declines....
Mihm Battles Image Problem
Is Chris Mihm the victim of unfair stereotyping? It seems as though ever since the Texas center announced plans to enter the NBA draft, local columnists and sports radio callers have gone out of their way to ridicule the Bulls' interest. The...
Mount Prospect Road to Bind Up from Union Pacific Work
Q. I heard a rumor that Mount Prospect Road in the Mount Prospect/Des Plaines area around the railroad tracks by Northwest Highway is going to be blocked off soon due to construction work. Is this true? And if so, for how long? -B.B., Mount Prospect...
Naperville North Makes Quick Work of Overtime
Kate Ellis had fresh legs. The Naperville North junior started the overtime period of Saturday's sectional final between the Huskies and Downers Grove South, and less than a minute later those fresh legs paid off. Ellis tore into the Mustangs'...
Naperville North Rolls on in Win over WW South
Naperville North's volleyball dynasty is alive and well. Wheaton Warrenville South's might not be far away. The Huskies are headed back to state for the third time in four years, but not until fending off a serious challenge from WW South Saturday...
Newton Gets His Title York Dominates to Give Coach First Track Crown
CHARLESTON - What does one get for the man who would seem to have almost everything? For York's boys track team, it would be a state title as a farewell gift to their legendary 73-year-old coach, Joe Newton. And Saturday was a first for a man...
Niles' Baserunning, Farizo's Pitching Key Cougars' Win
Baseball players are often taught to rely on their instincts. That is exactly what Kane County's Drew Niles and Brad Farizo did Saturday night. The result was a thrilling 2-1 Cougars victory over Beloit in a Midwest League Western Division showdown...
Ninth Annual 'Food Panry Follies' Helps Fill Shelves
Each spring, the Limelight Theatre Guild of Bensenville puts on a special production which not only tickles the funny bone, but also helps to stock the local food pantry. This year, the 9th annual "Food Pantry Follies" will be an evening filled...
Northbrook Court Offers Gem of Shopping Opportunity
Northbrook Court houses the first Ross-Simons jewelry store in the area. The large jeweler carries a selection of fine jewelry, tableware and fine collectibles. Darrell Ross, president of the firm, said he moved to Chicagoland because of its...
North Central Ties for Title with Lincoln
The 2000 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded Saturday afternoon at North Central College with the host Cardinals men's team sharing championship honors with Lincoln University from Pennsylvania. The Cardinals rebounded...
Obituaries
Joan T. Zink of Wheeling for 44 years A private family memorial service for Joan T. Zink (nee Philippi), 73, was held Sunday, May 21 and a Mass was offered in her memory on Tuesday, May 23, at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Wheeling. Mrs. Zink...
Old Friendships Can Survive College Changes
Editor's note: Jessica Centers is a Waubonsie Valley High School graduate who just completed her first year at the University of Missouri. It was junior year when my friends and I started counting down the days until our graduation from Waubonsie...
Pediatrician Honored for Work with Alumni
Many seniors said good-bye to their days at Benedictine University at commencement recently, but not before they had the chance to be encouraged and inspired by a few alumni who received special awards. One such honoree was the Alumni Service Award...
Plaque for WWII Veterans to Return in Des Plaines
For years, a neighborhood remembered its veterans. People who moved in and out of Des Plaines' Cumberland area easily could see the names of those who came before and served in World War II. Children often played on the rock at Cornell Park where...
Pleasure through the Pain Trekking Two Weeks along the Walker's High Level Route
I have dreaded the ladders since I arrived in Switzerland. Now, as I inch up the 65-foot cliff, clinging for dear life to the frigid metal, I am positive my life will soon end. Many of the rungs come so close to the rock wall that I can only support...
Quality of Schools Factors into Home Decision
Take out a pen. To pass Relocation 101, your assignment is to complete a major project designed to test your research skills, interviewing techniques, and ability to categorize, analyze and synthesize data. Findings will be presented for peer review...
Rosemary Named Herb of the Year for Its Flavor and Versatility
Each year, the International Herb Society chooses one herb to honor as herb of the year. This year's selection is rosemary. Long known as the herb of remembrance, rosemary symbolizes loyalty and friendship, and has traditionally been associated...
Sage Makes His Mark for York; St. Francis Wins 3200 Relay
CHARLESTON - When York senior Donald Sage passed the Dukes' rooting section near the final lap of the 3,200-meter run, his race plan vanished and emotion took over. The throng of about 50 York fans inspired Sage and indirectly fed a new state record...
Seattle Is Missing That Special Feeling of Home
We're back! For those who missed our Thursday column, Rusty and I apologize. We were in Seattle - the confluence of a business conference, our anniversary and some unused frequent flyer miles was too tempting to resist. But even halfway across the...
Seizing the Oppourtunity Neuqua Valley's Pioneer Senior Class Set the Standard for All Who Will Follow
Unity. Opportunity. Integrity. The words will hang for decades to come in the atrium at Naperville's Neuqua Valley High School in tribute to the Class of 2000. Neuqua's seniors selected the heady triad to represent them on their class gift -...
Seniors Enjoy Last Days despite Loss of Class Trip
Wheaton Warrenville South High School seniors are eager to step forward into a new era of their lives as the Class of 2000. Before the graduation ceremony, the seniors are participating in functions that allow them to spend their last few high school...
Sign Language New Ad Concept Draws Attention to Area Malls
A new advertising concept is hitting the malls. Large poster-like signs in elegant holders are showing up at Fox Valley Center in Aurora and Hawthorn Center in Vernon Hills. The advertising pieces should be posted at Oakbrook Center and Old Orchard...
Sleepover Rite of Passage for Second-Graders
Remember sleepovers? What a great time it was to stay with your friends, talk late into the night, watch movies and play games. Well, Spaulding School takes the best parts of a sleepover with its annual "Friday Night Prime Time." All of the school's...
Soapwort at Home in Rock Gardens
Rock soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides) is a pretty sight in late spring when its masses of starry pink flowers cascade over walls or show off in rock gardens. By the time this hardy perennial stops blooming, another soapwort takes over, often blooming...
Sox' Manuel Confident in Young Talent
Winning with a young team makes life easier - as well as more enjoyable - for White Sox manager Jerry Manuel. Besides proving they can play, most of Jerry's kids don't care where they play. That gives their manager more flexibility with day-to-day...
Special-Team Units Key to Turner Cup
After being eliminated in six games by the Wolves in the Western Conference finals last Tuesday, Houston Aeros coach Ron Low was asked what will be the key to winning the Turner Cup. "It's going to come down to special team units, especially whose...
St. Charles Shows No Reason to Worry
After nearly losing what was presumed to be an easy victory against East Aurora on Thursday, Saturday's game against West Chicago, a better-seeded team, had St. Charles fans worried. But the Saints came out on Saturday without any hesitation in...
Stevenson Completes Dream Season vs. BG
The rematch between area boys volleyball superpowers Stevenson and Buffalo Grove in Saturday's Stevenson sectional championship match was as spectacular as anticipated. The first time the teams met in the regular season, the Bison (33-6), No. 2...
Stunning Redwings Next Face Redhawks
Two down, one to go. Benet did it again Saturday in the Class AA Naperville Central regional semifinals, stunning third-seeded Wheaton North 3-2. The seventh-seeded Redwings, coming off Thursday's victory over No. 2 Wheaton Warrenville South,...
Take on the Ticker
David Klein - RESIDENCE: Long Grove - PROFESSION: First Vice President, Dain Rauscher Inc., Vernon Hills - Gas prices are a traditional Memorial Day issue. How are rising prices effecting the sector? "Already the two best sectors in the...
Taylor Holop's Goal Kicks Gunners into a Winning Gear
The Gurnee Gunners needed a boost after a sluggish start against the Hoffman Estates Under 13 boys soccer team, and Taylor Holop gave it to them, blasting in a long-range goal at the 13-minute mark. The Gunners dominated the action after that and took...
The City
Boy won't be charged in his brother's death A 14-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 12-year- old brother will not be charged, the Cook County state's attorney's office said Saturday. Raffeal Prewitt, of the 11900 block of South Calumet,...
They Were Seniors from the Start
From the moment they walked into Neuqua Valley, the members of the Class of 2000 were seniors. Sure, they were technically sophomores for a time. They even spent a year as juniors. But in all the ways that mattered, they were Neuqua Valley's...
Time Is Right for Libertyville Wildcats Edge Lake Zurich in Classic Sectional Rematch
Earlier in the season, Lake Zurich defeated Libertyville. But when it mattered most, the Wildcats answered the Bears' challenge. Libertyville edged the Bears 2-1 Saturday afternoon in the Highland Park sectional championship game at Wolters Field....
Tracking Down a Guidebook on Route 66
Q: I notice that you referred to a book, "Searching for 66." My son-in-law is interested in getting this book, but I don't know where to locate it. Can you help? A: The book is "Searching for 66" by Tom Teague who resides in Springfield, Ill. The...