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 September 14, 2000

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$300,000 Causes ECC Board Rift Funds Shortfall, Closed Session Precede Board's Meltdown
All seven of Elgin Community College's board members expected to vote in favor of the college's budget this week. But somewhere between the time they walked in the door for their Tuesday meeting and the Pledge of Allegiance, three of them changed...
ACC Can't Explain Its Defeat Marian Central Claims Suburban Catholic Match
Aurora Central Catholic setter Kim Klein couldn't really explain what happened in her team's loss to Marian Central. Her coach couldn't really either. "It's hard to explain," ACC coach Sally Kempton said. "We've had a tournament every Saturday....
Addison Gymnast Retires Dream of Competing in Olympics
Jim Foody refuses to make excuses, but he still has that twinge of regret over not fulfilling his dream. After coming up short in his bid to make the men's Olympic gymnastics team, Foody, 26, has decided to retire from the sport. His last competition...
Aetna Wants Fast Answer on Smaller Development
Aetna Development Corp. is willing to build smaller buildings and leave more open space at its property near Braeburn Marsh, but Batavia and Kane County officials must act soon if they want to take the company up on the offer. The alternative is...
Ailing Horses Seized Farmer Says He Tried His Best to Care for Them
Rick Swanson admits his horses were not his top priority. The Kingston dairy farmer says his cows, which drive his business, took precedence each day. But still, Swanson said, he tried his best to take care of his horses. So when the Hooved Animal...
Any Way You Cut It, Barber's a Geneva Icon for 51 Years He's Known Everybody's Business
If longtime Genevan Merritt King ever wants to know what is going on in town, the former mayor and ex-alderman knows he needs only talk to one man. Jerry Perrone. "He knows everybody and everybody knows Jerry," King said. "I kiddingly call him...
Area Too Hazardous for Day Care, Village Says
Building a day care in an area of Elk Grove Village's business park plagued by four fires and two hazardous material spills over one year would be too risky, fire officials said. Based on a fire department report, village board members this week...
Arlington Heights Mourns Student Who Died Abroad
Eric Duffell's passion for Central and Eastern Europe was ignited in the eighth grade, when he heard the Russian language for the first time. He rode that passion like a wave from Arlington Heights to St.aePetersburg, Russia, and Prague, capital...
Arnold Can't Get Job Done as Cubs Lose Another Series
CINCINNATI - Cubs manager Don Baylor talked wistfully Tuesday night of his team actually winning a series. But since Kerry Wood and Jon Lieber can't pitch every day, winning many more games - much less another series - is going to be challenge....
Arts Don't Take Back Seat in City
Talent and creative ambition are alive and well in Wheaton. The deep-rooted arts community is anchored by such groups as Wheaton Drama, the Wheaton Symphony Orchestra, the Wheaton Municipal Band and the DuPage Art League. Wheaton Drama Inc.,...
Author Says Knowledge a Way to Fight Violence in Our Schools
Talking and listening is more effective than metal detectors and zero-tolerance policies in taking a proactive approach to school safety, school safety expert Peter Blauvelt said. Blauvelt, an author of five books on the subject, with the latest...
Autumn Fest Revolves around Families, Home
You could meet Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, get a few tips on home improvement, chow down on funnel cakes and thrill yourself on a tilt-a-whirl-and do it all in one central location. That central location would be Wheaton's 28th annual...
Battle for Jobs on Blackhawks' Defense Ready to Get Started
If the Blackhawks are going to have a dramatic turnaround after three straight years out of the playoffs, they can't continue to be one of the worst defensive teams in the NHL. The Hawks surrendered 245 goals last season - only six clubs were worse...
Benet Academy Students Take Homecoming Dance outside This Year
After two years of hoping to hold their homecoming dance outside, Benet Academy seniors knew they faced an uphill battle convincing administrators at the Lisle school it was a good idea. This time, however, students came prepared. "We had all...
Bensenville Looking to Legislate per House Limit on Feline Residents
Bensenville may prohibit residents from keeping more than three pets. Complaints about cats running loose and people keeping too many cats in their homes prompted trustees to consider the restriction. Bensenville allows each household to have...
BG Boys Golfers Edge Hersey
There will be no undefeated champion in Mid-Suburban League boys golf in 2000. Buffalo Grove (6-4, 5-1) took care of that when it beat Hersey (3-3, 3-1) in an outstanding match between two strong teams 150-153 in their annual showdown at Buffalo...
Bid for 63rd State Seat Again Heats Up in McHenry County
State representative candidate Tom Salvi talked about being a Republican. His opponent, State Rep. Jack Franks, only sounded like one. The two candidates for the 63rd District State House seat were among a half dozen election hopefuls and their...
Big Plays by Falcons Too Much for White Squad
In a game featuring hard hitting by both teams, the visiting Streamwood Falcons defeated the Wheaton Rams 110-pound White team 19-0. The Rams played the Falcons quite well for most of the game, but three big plays by the Falcons, including a 70-yard...
Billboard in Des Plaines Attracts Viewers, Critics over Its Raciness
Salvation Army Major Jackie Bowers is used to seeing automobile ads splashed across a huge billboard across the street from the organization's regional headquarters in Des Plaines. But now the view outside her office window is quite a bit racier....
Billy Graham Center Tells History Behind Evangelism
Named after the best-known evangelist of the Western world, the Billy Graham Center has opened its doors to hundreds of thousands of people since it was dedicated on Sept. 13, 1980. The center's 200,000-square-foot Georgian colonial building houses...
Board Hopes Library Plans Will Please Guests, Voters
Instead of lounging on chairs and browsing the shelves at Gail Borden Public Library, board members said patrons try to get in and out of the current library as quickly as possible. But that's not because they want to, said library Director Dan...
Brainerd Panel Backs Special Education, Recreation Leases
A private special education school and Libertyville recreation programs are being endorsed by a school board committee as ways to reuse the empty Brainerd building in Libertyville. Since May, an effort led by high school board President Dennis Ryan...
Car Collectors Can Show off at Colony Park Craft Show
Want some fun ideas for things to do this Saturday? Classic cars, crafts, food and fun will be available for all ages during the Colony Park Seniors' annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Colony Park, 550 Thornhill Drive, Carol...
Chamber Chief Uses Youth to Bring Fresh Ideas to City
Jonathan Edgerton sees himself as a fresh face in a city rich in history. At 28, Edgerton is the youngest executive director ever at the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. He was hired in 1997 as marketing coordinator and worked his way up, eventually...
Children's Museum Lures Kids outside Wheaton, Too
There's always plenty of bustling activity at the DuPage Children's Museum. Kids saw wood, play in a large puddle of water and watch as a ball is suspended above a tube of rushing air. The museum is known as a place where learning and play come...
City Festivals Abound in Summer Months
Don't think that Autumn Fest is the only time the citizens of Wheaton stop to celebrate a little. There's plenty of other "fest-y" type things to do there, too. The Wheaton Park District's Cream of Wheaton, traditionally held during the first...
City's Oldest Churches Set Tone for Religious Traditions, Ways
Wheaton, known as the City of Churches has a rich history of spirituality. With many denominations represented, the city provides a solid foundation to grow and live spiritually. The following churches are among the five oldest churches in Wheaton....
Civil War Still Relevant to Members of Monthly Round Table
What happened yesterday may slip out of mind for many, but for Rick Duffey of Villa Park, events that occurred more than 100 years ago are right at his fingertips. Duffey moderates a monthly Civil War Round Table at Borders Books & Music in...
CNN Vouches for Taking Campaign Issues Seriously
All right, voters, Labor Day is over, the presidential campaign is heating up and it's time to start doing your homework on the issues. Unless, of course, you're content to base your voting decision on clothing style, strength of chin or some other...
Collins Proving He's the Right Man for the Giants' QB Job
It was six years ago that Phil Simms left the New York Giants. Since then, the Giants have suffered through tough times with Dave Brown and Dan Kanell at quarterback. And when the Giants made the leap of faith to sign free agent Kerry Collins to...
Confessions of a KJ@* @* Karaoke Jock He Sees Them Strip, Sob and Drop Their Pants. Even Worse, He Hears Them Sing
When people get up on stage to sing karaoke, they'll often do more than just sing. They'll strip to the song, "You Can Leave Your Hat On." Sob to "Wind Beneath My Wings." Propose to girlfriends during "Just the Two of Us." They'll spontaneously...
Convicted Pedophile Remains Jailed as Jury Decides If He's a Threat
At 64, Alvin Anders may end up paying for his sins for the rest of his life. A jury continues listening to testimony today before deciding whether Anders is sexually violent. If so, he may stay locked up indefinitely. The former Chicago man was...
Convict 'Misdiagnosed' as a Pedophile, Defense Says
Convicted child molester William Allen is a pedophile who will repeat his crimes if released into society without treatment, a psychologist testified Wednesday. But Allen's defense attorney, Lake County Public Defender David Brodsky, countered that...
Cuba Twp. Residents to Sound off about Route 59 Expansion Plans
Cuba Township residents and officials plan to borrow a page from Inverness' book tonight when they will stand united against any potential Route 59 bypass routes. But while Inverness also demanded that potential bypass routes affecting its residents...
Dan and Ada Rice's Legacy Runs Deep in Wheaton
In the two decades since their deaths, Dan and Ada Rice have become known - if they're known at all - for the many public buildings bearing their names. There's a wing of the Chicago Art Institute and the Shedd Aquarium's Oceanarium. There's...
Decade by Decade, Historical Society Shows Evolution of Grayslake
Grayslake history came alive Wednesday night through a farmer's wife from the turn of the century, a World War I major and a 1970s hippie during "A Walk through 20th-Century Grayslake" at the State Bank of the Lakes. Presented by the Grayslake Historical...
Defenses Dominate in Raider Win Falcons Beat Saints 13-6 in First Game
A touchdown and 2-point conversion led the Junior Pee Wee Raiders to an 8-6 victory over the Patriots on Saturday. Hard running inside by Chris Feldmeier and Matt Feldmeier behind Rhandyl Dozier and Zach Burns kept the Raider offense on the field....
Diem and Stratton Preseason Notables
Two former DuPage County stars were named to the Football News preseason all-American team. Northern Illinois offensive lineman Ryan Diem (Glenbard North) and Purdue tight end Tim Stratton (York) were both selected to the third team. Aurora University...
Dist. 108 Names Teacher in Talk, Upsets Union Chief
The teachers union president in Lake Park High School District 108 is upset the school board mentioned a teacher by name in a discussion about conflict of interest last month. Mike Dice, president of the Lake Park Education Association, told board...
Dist. 207 Looks to Alter Courses to Improve School ACT Scores
A Maine Township high school administrator is calling for officials to revamp graduation requirements in light of student performance on the ACT test. Assistant Superintendent for instruction Suzanne C. Millies told the Maine Township High School...
District 200 School Board
Bob Davis Contact: (630) 682-1943 (fax 2347), home; (312) 220-4347, work Lived in Wheaton: 24 years Occupation: television commercial producer To relax and unwind, I: play park district volleyball I really hate it when: People focus...
District 200 to Buy New ESL Textbooks despite Objections
The District 200 school board approved three new textbooks for English as a Second Language students Tuesday despite the objections of one board member. The math and history books published by Globe Fearon and Educational Designs Inc. will be used...
DNA Sample Will Be Taken from Girl Accused of Stabbing Her Mom
In an attempt to bolster their case against a 13-year-old girl accused of killing her mother in Schaumburg, prosecutors on Wednesday asked for - and soon will receive - a DNA sample from the teen, who police believe may have cut herself during the...
Dolphins Edge Steelers 8-6 in Season Opener
A 2-point conversion gave the Junior Midget Dolphins an 8-6 win over the Steelers on Sept. 9 in the NYFL season opener for both teams. The Dolphins scored early with a 47-yard drive in the first quarter. Paul Gillig, Harrison Hawkes, Danny Houle,...
Downtown Comes on Strong after Several Bumps in Road
In an era of strip malls and mega stores, downtown Wheaton offers small shops and one-of-a-kind restaurants. Current times are good for the downtown, which was originally planned around the location of the rail line more than 150 years ago. It...
Duathlon Ready to Take over Naperville Streets
The signs along Diehl Road have been up for a while now with the warning: expect delays Sunday morning because that's when the Dannon Duathlon comes back to Naperville for its fourth year in a row. Somewhere around 1,000 athletes are expected to...
Each Wheaton School Possesses Its Own Feel
Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 has four middle schools and 14 elementary schools, including a preschool. Bower Elementary School Bower opened in 1966 as an elementary school and was converted into an elementary school in 1979. Located...
Editorials
Billions still being wasted Lately, the talk out of Washington is how sound the financing of federal government is becoming. The budget has been balanced; the deficit has been replaced by a surplus. But you don't hear much about how Medicare...
Elgin Charged Up about Peaker Plant Idea Proposal for Site near Bartlett Moves Ahead
A proposal for a peaker power plant near the Elgin/Bartlett border will move forward after the Elgin City Council on Wednesday gave the project a preliminary nod of approval. The council voted 7-0 to encourage Ameren Corp. of St. Louis to continue...
Elgin City Council Wrap-Up
The following is a summary of key city council votes from Wednesday's meeting. - The city will hold additional public meetings with property owners in the near northwest side who voted earlier this year against a property tax increase to pay for...
Enjoy History of Barns, Art in Weekend Exhibit
If you like history, you can experience a bit of it this weekend as several Kane County barns open their doors to the public. The Fox Valley Heritage Tourism Partners are presenting "Barn Doors Open" as a multi-community special events weekend Saturday...
Ex-Guard Admits Guilt in Battery
A former guard at DuPage County's youth home admitted Wednesday to battering a 16-year-old girl who was being held for a juvenile crime. LeCarlton Hardin, 25, of Bolingbrook, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery. A judge sentenced him to court...
Eye on Wheaton
5:06 a.m. Train-riding pals Henry Pederson, left, and Patrick Farrey discuss the upcoming work day while waiting for their 5:16 a.m. train to Chicago. They catch the train at Metra's station located at 402 W. Front St. Daily Herald Photo/Tanit Jarusan...
Feed Your Sweet Tooth, Help Local Charities
Watch for the friendly folks wearing the bright red and yellow aprons at various businesses and on street corners around Warrenville and the surrounding communities this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, Knights of Columbus volunteers will hand out...
Fest Offers a Taste of Celtic Music, Traditions
More than 175,000 people are expected this weekend to celebrate another piece of Chicago's ethnic mosiac when Celtic Fest gets under way in Grant Park. The festival will feature the music, dance and traditions of the Celts, whose heritage goes back...
Final Jubilee Event in Mundelein
The past and present will converge in Mundelein this weekend as Roman Catholics journey through the history of the Archdiocese of Chicago. About 6,000 people are expected to participate in the final jubilee year event - a two-day millennium celebration...
Fire at Public Works Garage Blamed on Oily Rags State Marshal Rules Spontaneous Combustion in Cary Blaze
State fire investigators believe the spontaneous combustion of a bag of oily rags accidentally caused a fire that completely destroyed the Cary Public Works garage earlier this year. According to the report submitted by an investigator with the...
Fire Victims Fed, Clothed but Need Cash Donations
The Buffalo Grove Fire Department will no longer accept gifts of food and clothing for the victims of the Villa Verde fire, saying the real need now is for money. Fire officials said Tuesday there has been a glut of food and clothing donated to...
Five Minutes With
A man with all the right moves ... - Ricardo Moyano: Dance instructor - Essentials: Ricardo Moyano got hooked on dance his senior year of high school when a classmate encouraged him to be her dance partner in a talent show. An athlete, he liked...
Flames Rev Up the Defense, Douse Mount Prospect 20-8
The Lake Zurich Flames defeated Mount Prospect 20-8 Sunday in a great defensive game. Lake Zurich held Mount Prospect to a total of 23 yards on offense in the second half and a total of 70 yards for the entire game. Team tackling was the way of...
Foe Woos Seniors in Hyde's Back Yard
Democratic congressional candidate Brent Christensen campaigned on incumbent Henry Hyde's turf Wednesday, seeking votes at a senior citizen retirement community in Bensenville. Christensen, who is seeking to defeat the Wood Dale Republican, appeared...
Foreign Students Add Experiences to College Life
The influence of Wheaton College is not just felt close to home. With every new fall term comes another group of students who travel from distant lands to spend a year or two at the college. In most cases, the students are older than the average...
Former Courthouse Stands out as One of City's Top Landmarks
Wheaton's old courthouse on Reber Street has endured a lot in its 104 years. The red limestone building has seen hangings, parades, a lightning strike and, now, the daily comings and goings of 956 college students. Dating to 1896, the building...
Founded on Faith, Wheaton Has Remained True to Its Roots
Family and faith and commerce. Ever since the late 1830s when Erastus Gary and Warren and Jesse Wheaton settled here, Wheaton has prided itself on the first two and prospered because of the third. "These ideas have set the tone for what the community...
Fox Valley Collegians
The following students received degrees during after the 2000 spring semester from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa: Geneva: Jana L. Mott, bachelor of science in environmental science and policy from the College of Arts and Sciences. St. Charles:...
Fox Valley Collegians
The accomplishments of Fox Valley's best and brightest students include: The Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to area graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a field of medicine....
Fremd, Barrington Win in West
Maybe it was the way Fremd played against Barrington on Tuesday night. Or maybe it was the sight of arch-rival Palatine on the other side of the net that inspired the Vikings Wednesday. Or maybe it was a little bit of both. With their passing...
Friendships Can Form on First Day of School
As my daughter headed out to her first day of high school a couple of weeks ago, my thoughts reached back across the decades to my first freshman day. As I sat anxiously waiting for my first-period history class to begin, a girl in the next row...
From Lincoln Marsh to Cantigny, Open Space Abounds in Wheaton
Prairies and woodlands teeming with diverse wildlife filled the landscape when settlers began arriving in the Wheaton area more than 160 years ago. As that vast expanse was consumed by homes and shopping centers, the richness of wildlife diminished....
From Popcorn to Ice Cream, Wheaton Has Feast of Treats
You'll find tradition everywhere in Wheaton - even in its food. But unless you take a slow stroll along city sidewalks, you might miss the sweetest treats in town. Take The Little Popcorn Shop, so tiny it needs only a fraction of an address. Highlighted...
Going off to College in Their Hometown Easy Choice for Some
Usually a headache for most college students, moving back into the dorms never fazes Jennifer Clum. "It doesn't stress me out at all," said Clum, a sophomore at Wheaton College. But it's not her poise. Or even the assurance she's packed everything...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Oktoberfest theme set for mixer at Cardunal Savings Bank today Cardunal Savings Bank will host the Cardunal Area Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. The theme will be Oktoberfest. To highlight...
Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills!; Good Morning, Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS Proposed silt law on agenda for Fox Waterway Agency The Fox Waterway Agency will hold a public hearing on a proposed siltation ordinance at 8 p.m. today, during its regular board meeting at the FWA offices, 45 S. Pistakee Lake Road,...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS Dist. 214 receives six of state's 'Those Who Excel' awards Northwest Suburban High School District 214 this year has snatched up six "Those Who Excel" awards from the Illinois State Board of Education. The awards, which recognize outstanding...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Bypass opponents to speak at tonight's Cuba Township meeting Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Cuba Township residents concerned about bypass options currently being studied by Barrington's Transportation Advisory Committee are expected to speak...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS New subdivision plans in Long Grove delayed Long Grove plan commissioners have delayed discussing plans for 15 new homes on the south side of the village, near the Lake County Forest Preserve. The board said new information they had...
Good Morning, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont!
THE BRIEFS Financial support from state to highlight fire district event State Sen. David Sullivan, a Park Ridge Republican, will present a check Saturday for $130,000 from the state of Illinois to North Maine Fire Protection District Chief Rob...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS Jurassic Classic, Dinosaur Fair raises funds for public museum The Elgin Public Museum's Jurassic Classic and Dinosaur Fair will be Sept. 23 at the museum in Lords Park. The day will begin with a Bike-A-Thon at 11 a.m. and the dinosaur...
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS Bulls player to conduct clinic at Prairie Stone grand opening Bulls star Ron Artest is scheduled to appear at the grand opening of Prairie Stone Sports and Wellness Center, 5050 Sedge Blvd., Hoffman Estates, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday....
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS Dist. 214 receives six of state's 'Those Who Excel' awards Northwest Suburban High School District 214 this year has snatched up six "Those Who Excel" awards from the Illinois State Board of Education. The awards, which recognize outstanding...
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE BRIEFS Roller-hockey leagues move into old Grand Slam USA building The Palatine Village Council is permitting an indoor roller hockey facility to open in the old Grand Slam USA building at 647 Consumers Ave. The owner of Orbit Skate Center...
Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE BRIEFS Dist. 214 receives six of state's 'Those Who Excel' awards Northwest Suburban High School District 214 this year has snatched up six "Those Who Excel" awards from the Illinois State Board of Education. The awards, which recognize outstanding...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS Hanover Park readies 'Maxwell Street' event Hanover Park's semiannual community garage sale and flea market, known as "Maxwell Street," will take place Saturday in the commuter lot at Lake Street and Barrrington Road. The event...
Good Old-Fashioned Fun Comes to Town
Join in some "Good Ol' Fashioned Fun" at the 14th annual Grove Avenue Carnival, which kicks off Friday. The event is sponsored by the Grove Avenue School PTO with donations by Blomsness Amusements. Cindy Kalogeropoulos, principal, expressed her...
Grace Contemplates Contract, Future
CINCINNATI - First baseman Mark Grace was kidded about being on a "salary drive" as his batting average inched back up toward .300 before Wednesday's 0-for-3 performance against the Reds. Grace just laughed and made reference to Andy MacPhail, the...
Growth in Gilberts Has Board Beginning to Spread Itself Thin
The village's first sewer treatment plant and an improved water system. Two hundred new homes to be built each year. Complicated negotiations with neighboring municipalities over boundaries. Gilberts' elected leaders deal with these issues...
Help Girl Scout Troop 1631 by Buying Entertainment Books
How would you like to save money while helping Adah's Elbe's Girl Scout Troop 1631 raise money at the same time? Purchase your 2001 Entertainment Book. The coupon book is packed cover to cover with two-for-one and 50 percent discounts. The Rolling...
Heroin Death Yields Hope Mother Who Watched Son's Struggle Wants Other Parents to Avoid Her Pain
A month before his 21st birthday, Jason Jamrozek walked into the bathroom of his Rosemont home and injected heroin. The dose killed him, the third case since June in which heroin claimed a young suburban man. Jason was a high school graduate...
History on Trial Figures from Past, Present Testify in Neuqua Mock Lawsuit
Neuqua Valley students in Susan Buelow's American history class had some pretty interesting visitors this week. There was Betsy Ross, who stitched together the first American flag; Thomas Jefferson and Sen. Joseph Lieberman. And, of course, Mayor...
Hoffman Estates Takes a Look at Company's Plans for KFC Building
Hoffman Estates officials took preliminary action this week on several issues that were presented at committee meetings - public works, finance, planning, building and zoning committees. They include: - Aero Com Inc. came before the village board...
Home Depot Plan Sparks Alderman's Call for Changes
In light of all the furor over a proposed Home Depot development, Des Plaines 1st Ward Alderman Patricia K. Beauvais wants the city to review the way it deals with new development ideas. Beauvais said the Home Depot idea, talked about for months...
Horror Master Is Not a Typical Alum of Wheaton
Most area residents know that Wheaton College has produced the 20th century's most prolific soul-saver. But they might not know that the school, a bastion of Christian fundamentalism, has also turned out the nation's most well-known soul shaker. ...
Housewalk, Arts Festival Part of a Busy Weekend
If there were some giant magnet that would draw local festivities and functions to it, that magnet certainly would be located in the middle of September. This weekend is surely one of the busiest in Dundee Township, and it would be a very rare individual...
How Well Do You Know Wheaton's Who's Who?
All celebrity roads, it seem, lead to Wheaton. Its ability to turn corn-fed Midwestern kids into mega celebrities is uncanny. The city has shaped international luminaries such as Billy Graham, Kenneth Taylor, Edwin Hubble. It gave the world the...
Illinois Seeking Big-Time Receiver to Revive Deep Passing Game
CHAMPAIGN - Brandon Lloyd walked by the sumptuous players lounge by Illinois' football offices Wednesday and declared he'll be ditching his crutches Saturday. While that's great news for Lloyd, the Illini's sophomore wide receiver, it does nothing...
Intentions Appreciated, but City Is Leery of Club's Safety Sign Gift
You will soon see signs near schools warning you to watch for children. The signs are a gift from the Geneva Rotary Club, which wants to remind you about children crossing the street and at the same time remind you that the Rotary helps out town....
Investigators Look at Flammable Liquid, Buffing Machine after Palatine Blaze
A flammable liquid and a buffer machine may have ignited Tuesday's fire in the Palatine Park District building, investigators said Wednesday. An investigation is focusing on the improper use of a petroleum- based flammable liquid and the buffer,...
It's No Mystery Why IU Students Take Up the Cause
If only we recognized while in college how great it was to be there. It's a license to be a nonconformist. Conventionality is a four- letter word. From bellbottoms to baggy pants, being unfashionable is fashionable. Down at Indiana University...
Jabs for the Opponent Gore Waffles on Movie Violence, Lynne Cheney Says
Lynne Cheney, the wife of Republican vice presidential nominee Dick Cheney, took her message against smut and violence in entertainment from Capitol Hill to DuPage County Wednesday. Fresh from testifying against the entertainment industry to a U.S....
Kane Pares Budget Requests, Orders Cutbacks for Next Year
Compared with a $3 million shopping list, $530,000 can only go so far. And in the world of Kane County budgets, that $530,000 likely will go to buy more stamps, hire election judges, cover medical expenses and give someone a promotion. At least...