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 July 31, 2011

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10th Anniversary of 9/11
Byline: Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK -- The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event that will include former President George W. Bush and a chance...
49ers Expect Gore to Return but Are Preparing without Him
Byline: Associated Press San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects holdout Frank Gore to play with the team this season but is prepared to move forward without the two-time Pro Bowl running back. Baalke said...
ACmo Afecta El Glaucoma De [Beta]ngulo Abierto Al Nervio Ptico?
ACmo afecta el glaucoma de [sz]ngulo abierto al nervio ptico? En la parte delantera del ojo hay un espacio llamado c[sz]mara anterior. Un lquido claro entra y sale continuamente de este espacio, alimentando los tejidos a su alrededor. El lquido...
ACmo Funciona El Programa Medicare? Medicare Parte A (Seguro De Hospital) Medicare Parte B (Seguro Mdico) Medicare Advantage (Parte C) Parte D (Cobertura De Medicamentos Recetados De Medicare)
AQu es Medicare? Medicare es un seguro mdico para: * Personas de 65 a[+ or -]os o m[sz]s * Personas menores de 65 con ciertas incapacidades * Personas de toda edad con enfermedad renal en etapa final (insuficiencia renal crnica que requiere...
A 'Crown of Thorns' Tramp-Art Frame
Q. I have a very large -- 55 inches by 35 inches -- piece that I believe is a "crown of thorns" trampart frame. I have been unable to find one similar in style or size. It does have some condition issues. What is it exactly, and how much is it worth?...
A Day in the E.R
Sometimes, it is difficult to determine what actually can be considered an emergency versus what can be treated by a convenient care physician. Central DuPage Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department Nurse Cindy Lopez, walks us through a typical...
A Horrific Journey from Hunger
Byline: Malkhadir M. Muhumed Associated Press DADAAB, Kenya -- When al-Qaida-linked militants learned that Ahmedhashim Mawlid Abdi and his family were planning to flee Somalia's famine, they threw the 40-year-old father of seven in jail for two...
A Humble Little Car That Doubles as a Rally Machine? When You're Talking about T
Byline: Malcolm Gunn Wheelbase Media A humble little car that doubles as a rally machine? When you're talking about the Ford Cortina, the unthinkable becomes reality. For 20 years, the name was synonymous with competition, both in sales and on...
AL Pitching Comparison
AL pitching comparison 2011 TEAM (2011 VS OPP) (LAST 3 STARTS) PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA W-L IP ERA HWG Boston Miller, A (l) 4-1 5.45 6-1 No record 1-1 12.0 9.00...
American League Standings
American League standings East W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Boston 65 40 .619 -- -- 7-3 W-1 33-19 32-21 New York 63 42 .600 2 -- 6-4 W-2 36-22 27-20 Tampa Bay 55 51...
Angels' Haren Continues His Hex over Tigers
Byline: Associated Press Dan Haren pitched a 6-hitter for his second complete game against the Detroit Tigers in 25 days, leading the visiting Los Angeles Angels to a 5-1 victory Saturday. Haren (11-6) walked one and struck out one while improving...
ARIES: (MARCH 21 -- APRIL 20) You Will Have Trouble Focusing on a Single Issue An
ARIES: (MARCH 21 -- APRIL 20) You will have trouble focusing on a single issue and you'll be jumping from one topic to another in no particular order. The result will be a lot of physical activity and a headache at the end of the day, but also excitement...
ARIES: (MARZO 21 - ABRIL 20) Te Costar[beta] Centrarte En Un Solo Asunto Y Estar[beta]s Sa
ARIES: (MARZO 21 - ABRIL 20) Te costar[sz] centrarte en un solo asunto y estar[sz]s saltando de un tema a otro sin ningn orden. El resultado ser[sz] mucha actividad fsica y algo de dolor de cabeza al terminar el da, pero tambin emocin y diversin a...
Ayuda Para Trastornos De Sue[+ or -]O
(Washington Post) -- El diagnstico y tratamiento de los trastornos del sue[+ or -]o ha llegado lejos en a[+ or -]os recientes. En el pasado, a la gente que roncaba de noche se le recomendaba que cosiera una pelota de tenis a la parte trasera de la...
Balanced Budget: Be Careful What You Wish For
Byline: Alison Fitzgerald and Greg Stohr Bloomberg News WASHINGTON -- Three out of four Americans favor a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget, polls show. The question is whether an amendment would create more problems than...
Big Payday for Manning
Byline: Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning has a new long-term deal in time to report to training camp. He still hasn't been cleared to practice. Colts owner Jim Irsay said he was "thrilled" to sign the only four-time MVP in league...
Blame It on Rios: Time off Fails to Light a Fire
Apparently, Alex Rios needs more than back-to-back games on the bench. We pause for a quick trade proposal Rios to the Cubs for Alfonso Soriano and some cash? Or, Rios to the Cubs for Soriano and nothing? Getting back to reality, the White Sox'...
Cardinals Storm Back to Clip Cubs
Byline: Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols and David Freese each homered and Ryan Theriot added 4 hits and 3 RBI on Saturday to help the St. Louis Cardinals overcome a 5-run deficit in a 13-5 victory over the Cubs. It was the 432nd homer...
Chicago
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent Chicago Variations on a theme Discover a new wave of music that mixes pop and alternative genres with classical music on Mondays in August in Millennium Park. Dusk Variations will kickoff with...
Cmo Encargarse De Una Emergencia Al Aire Libre Cortadas O Mordeduras En la Lengua, Labio O Mejilla Diente Roto Prdida De Un Diente Permanente Frenillos Y Alambres Rotos Posible Fractura De Mandbula
Byline: Por Janice Young Para Reflejos Los accidentes suceden. Pero si usted es el padre de uno de los 30 millones de ni[+ or -]os menores de 14 a[+ or -]os que participan en los deportes juveniles organizados, algunos sencillos pasos preventivos...
Coneflowers Come in Colorful, Surprising Varieties
Coneflowers (Echinacea) are promiscuous. With many different kinds and colors planted in proximity, no telling who parented the next season's colorful offspring. Nevertheless, when I acquired nine new varieties from several different breeders this...
Cook County
Cook County Arlington Heights: Elk Grove Township, 2400 S. Arlington Heights Road; (847) 437-0300; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Arlington Heights: Wheeling Township, 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road; (847) 259-7730; 9 a.m. to 4...
Could Burress Return to Steelers?
Byline: Associated Press PITTSBURGH -- Plaxico Burress shook hands. He bro-hugged. He talked. He listened. He watched. He hung out. He paced. The one thing the free agent wide receiver didn't do Saturday while visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers...
Countdown Begins to London Olympics
Byline: Associated Press LONDON The London Olympics will open just over a year from now, amid the stunning and historic backdrops of the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace all the monuments that make this city one...
Cubs Box Score
Cubs box score Cardinals 13, Cubs 5 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. S.Castro ss 4 1 0 0 0 1 .299 Barney 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .290 Ar.Ramirez 3b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .288 ...
Cuidado Con El Calor Extremo
(UnitedHealth) -- Durante las temporadas en que hay olas de calor rcord, todos sufrimos, pero para las personas diabticas, el calor extremo puede tener consecuencias m[sz]s graves en su salud. Las personas diabticas son especialmente sensibles al...
Debt Deal Close?
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON In a last-minute stab at compromise, Republican congressional leaders and the White House made significant progress Saturday toward a deal to avert a government default threatened for early next week, according...
Demolition Derby Always a Smash Hit
Byline: Meghan Keenan mkeenan@dailyherald.com There's something about a Sunday afternoon in the Grandstand at the DuPage County Fair that turns mild-mannered suburbanites into an energetic throng cheering for mayhem and destruction. It's the...
Diabetics: Be Careful in Heat
Diabetics: Be careful in heat Everyone suffers during record heat waves, but for people with diabetes extreme heat can present serious health consequences. People with diabetes are particularly vulnerable to heat and humidity because their bodies...
Doing Time
Byline: Associated Press ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. -- When night fell on The Rock in San Francisco Bay, visitors moved shadow-like through the former prison's lantern-lit hospital rooms, a gloaming against dingy walls with peeling blue paint. A...
Durable, Long-Lasting Roofing Tiles Rarely Used in the United States
Q. I have been replacing the roofing on most of my house with architectural-grade asphalt shingles, which I hope will outlast me I'm 75. However, on a recent trip to Europe, I saw no asphalt shingles. Most roofs were red tile. It looks as if tile roofs...
Eagle Scout Project Produces Tomatoes, Peppers
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Earlier this year, Boy Scout Alex Boyle of Naperville turned to the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry for ideas about a potential Eagle Scout project. Their answer surprised him. They didn't need...
Elgin Lifeguard Named Golden Guard
Byline: Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com One of Elgin's lifeguards has been recognized as the "perfect guard." Megan Anderson, 19, of Elgin has worked five summers in pools at Lords Park and The Centre.This year she became...
Elgin Takes Second at State Tourney
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@dailyherald.com Bob Todd was driving home to Elgin late Saturday afternoon with a passenger from Galesburg. Sitting in the seat next to the Elgin American Legion baseball coach was a big trophy. Not the biggest...
Entrenan Para Enfrentar Desastres Cmo Participar
Byline: POR EILEEN O. DADAY Para Reflejos Funcionarios en el Northwest Community Hospital activaron su sistema de comando de incidentes a principios de este mes como parte de un simulacro de desastres a gran escala. Como parte de su respuesta, se...
First Look at Life without Kreutz Not Pretty
BOURBONNAIS It seems the only people who don't realize how important Olin Kreutz is to the Bears reside in the team's front office. The 13-year veteran center and unrestricted free agent remains unsigned, and his teammates already miss him. ...
First You Find Ahmed Hassan, Who's Cruising the Home Owners Bargain Outlet (HOBO
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com First you find Ahmed Hassan, who's cruising the Home Owners Bargain Outlet (HOBO) store in Villa Park, and convince him he wants to bring his "Yard Crashers" magic to your yard. Then all you have...
Fitzgerald: U.S. Facing Catastrophe
Byline: Kerry Lester Politics and Projects Writer klester@dailyherald.com If Congress doesn't get its act together, and fast, the U.S. has the potential to head down the same path as Ireland, Spain or Greece, says an iconoclastic former suburban...
For Quade, Losses Are 'Personal'
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com ST. LOUIS -- With the losses mounting daily, Cubs manager Mike Quade was asked Saturday if he felt he was managing for his job. That came less than 24 hours after the Cubs lost 9-2 to the Cardinals and...
Freebie
Freebie McManus talks military Author and military historian John C. McManus discusses his latest book, "Grunts: Inside the American Infantry Combat Experience, World War II Through Iraq," at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park. A book...
Giving Garden Drop-Off Sites
Cook County Arlington Heights: Elk Grove Township, 2400 S. Arlington Heights Road; (847) 437-0300; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Arlington Heights: Wheeling Township, 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road; (847) 259-7730; 9 a.m. to 4...
Have Food, Will Travel
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK -- Adam Moore once drove 500 miles just to eat a burrito at a Chipotle he'd never been to. Alan Klein is working on a smartphone app to help fellow enthusiasts track down the transient McRib sandwich. And...
Hits Just Keep on Coming against Cubs
ST. LOUIS The Cubs might not be finding a new way to lose every day. But the way certainly is finding them. Take Saturday's 13-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Please. The Cubs took a 5-0 lead in the first inning against Kyle Lohse, with...
Hot Dog!
Byline: Bev Horne bhorne@dailyherald.com Someday, if Patrick Spence becomes a great and famous photographer, he'll look back at his early days and tell the world about his inspiration. A hot dog. With the works. It's not every guy with...
Humber's Results Not So Hot
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com White Sox pitchers have been phenomenal since the all-star break, and the staff entered Saturday night's game against the Red Sox with the lowest ERA (1.92) in the majors during the second half. That's...
If Your Dog Is a Swimmer, Take Special Care of Its Coat
Having grown up near a lake, swimming and water sports have always been an important part of my summer. And because of that, my dogs have always been swimmers. Even Arlie, my collie mix, would jump off the shore and swim to retrieve a dummy. ...
Illinois Birth Centers Offer Choice for Women
Byline: Carla K. Johnson Associated Press Teresa Espenas doesn't want to deliver her baby in a hospital, and her insurance won't cover a home birth. So the 33-year-old Chicago yoga teacher, who's expecting her first child in February, is considering...
Internet Privacy Controls Challenge Tech Industry
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The federal government has put Google, Microsoft, Apple and other technology companies on notice: Give consumers a way prevent advertisers from tracking their movements across the Web -- or face regulation....
Invested in the Suburbs and the State Invested in the Suburbs and the State
Byline: Arlene Miles Daily Herald Correspondent By Arlene Miles Daily Herald Correspondent For Joe Mitchell Jr., automobiles are a family business. Mitchell got his start early at the age of 12, working for his father, Joe Mitchell Sr., at Evanston...
It's about $2 Cheaper Than What You Pay at the pump.It's Cleaner. and It's Fueling More Suburban Fleets. Better Gas Option
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com Compressed natural gas. Could it be the superfuel of the future a solution to the nation's trauma about the price of gasoline and its impact on the environment? CNG, as it's commonly called, costs...
Jobs Must Be the Centerpiece of the Big Idea
Those who would chronicle events in Washington can find no richer source of analogy and metaphor than the Three Stooges. These days, I'm thinking of the times when an exasperated Moe, having suffered the indignity of an accidental spritzing or clobbering,...
Just Showing Up Not Enough for Family Events
Q. I think every family must have etiquette ground rules that pertain to invitations from relatives to rites of passage. When my parents were alive, the "ground rules" said that all invitations to rites of passage (weddings, bar or bat mitzvahs, anniversaries,...
Keep Bob Leonard's Passion Alive
It's somewhat surprising, but probably understandable, that many people don't know what I am talking about when mentioning the Bob Leonard Walkway. Lots of folks walk or ride a bike on it daily, and possibly don't even realize it. Let's just...
KEY: Four Stars: Superior. Three Stars: Good. Two Stars: Average. One Star: Poor
KEY: Four stars: superior. Three stars: good. Two stars: average. One star: poor. D (drug use), L (language), N (nudity), S (sexual situations, references), V (violence). Ratings by Dann Gire, Daily Herald Film Critic, unless otherwise noted. Picks...
Kim Finally Having Some Fun, Fun, Fun
Byline: Associated Press Golf is fun again for Anthony Kim -- and the Greenbrier Classic is helping solidify that. Kim shot an 8-under-par 62 Saturday for a 1-stroke edge over PGA Tour rookie Scott Stallings after the third round on the Old White...
Kohl-4270440
Molly Kathryn Kohl On Monday, July 25, the most courageous little girl in the world lost her valiant battle with an insidious disease, leukemia. Molly Kathryn Kohl was about three weeks shy of her 11th birthday when her small body could no longer contend...
La Deteccin del C[beta]ncer De Ovario Se Ve Prometedora Pocas Cirugas Innecesarias
(AP) -- Los investigadores finalmente pudieran estar cerca de encontrar una forma de detectar c[sz]ncer de ovario en mujeres saludables -- una enfermedad que raramente presenta sntomas hasta que ya es demasiado tarde para curarse. Una simple prueba...
La Mejor Defensa
(EFE) -- A pesar de que hay grupos contrarios a la vacunacin infantil, vacunar a los ni[+ or -]os es an lo m[sz]s efectivo en la prevencin de las enfermedades, y todo padre debe asegurarse de que sus hijos estn al da con las vacunas recomendadas. ...
Local Arts & Entertainment Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com
Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event. 'Aladdin': 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 14, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott...
Los Cientficos Desarrollan El Poder Teraputico De Las Computadoras Tableta
Byline: Por Shalini Ramachandran Iowa City, Iowa --Normalmente, Griffin Wajda no responde preguntas. Con frecuencia, el ni[+ or -]o de 10 a[+ or -]os murmurar[sz] frases repetidas antes de ser persuadido a hablar. Pero en un programa al que asiste...
Met Museum to Send 19 Artifacts to Egypt
Byline: Associated Press CAIRO -- Nineteen artifacts taken from the tomb of the famed boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun will be returned to Egypt next week after more than half a century at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Egypt's antiquities authority...
'Missle Missy' Mines Pair of Gold Medals
Byline: Beth Harris AP Sports Writer SHANGHAI -- Michael Phelps easily won the 100-meter butterfly, then ceded the spotlight to Missy Franklin, swimming's newest breakout star who made a splash on her final night at the world championships. Without...
MLS Standings
MLS standings Eastern Conference W L T Pts GF GA Columbus 9 6 7 34 24 20 Philadelphia 8 5 7 31 25 18 New York 6 5 12 30 37 30 Sporting...
Mom Needs Elixir to Calm Her Competitive Spirit
Q.How do I get over my innate competitive urge when it comes to my sons? The elder will start school next year and while I assume rationally that he can't be the amazing exceptional one in everything like I embarrassingly frequently like to believe,...
Monster Excitement at Fair
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com Fans anticipating car-crushing excitement from the first monster truck show at the DuPage County Fair got exactly what they were looking for Saturday afternoon. For first-time monster truck viewer...
Monster Excitement at Fair in DuPage
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com Fans anticipating car-crushing excitement from the first monster truck show at the DuPage County Fair got exactly what they were looking for Saturday afternoon. For first-time monster truck viewer...
Music Brings Fun to 40th Aurora Puerto Rican Festival
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com "Hot and fun." That's how 14-year-old Jalissa Torres of Montgomery described the Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival she's attended for years. And fellow festival goers agree. The weather always...
Mystery Surrounds Loss of Records, Art on 9/11
Byline: Cristian Salazar And Randy Herschaft Associated Press NEW YORK -- Letters written by Helen Keller. Forty-thousand photographic negatives of John F. Kennedy taken by the president's personal cameraman. Sculptures by Alexander Calder and Auguste...
Natural Gas-Powered Cars Not in Immediate Future
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com Fleets of garbage trucks and forest preserve vehicles are switching to compressed natural gas, but that doesn't mean average suburban residents will be doing the same, alternative fuel experts say. ...
Necesita Un Seguro Mdico Organizacin De Mantenimiento De Salud (HMO) Organizacin De Proveedor Preferido (PPO) Planes De Punto De Servicios (POS)
(PRNewswire) - En los Estados Unidos, no existe la salud pblica social (a excepcin del Medicare para personas mayores de 65 a[+ or -]os y el Medicaid para personas sin recursos (indigentes)) o un seguro de salud que cubra a todos ciudadanos. En su...
Newton Not Bothered by Financial Hit
Byline: Associated Press SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Cam Newton smiled to the hundreds of fans who cheered as the Heisman Trophy winner took the field Saturday for the first time with the Panthers. And he doesn't feel like a No. 1 pick shortchanged...
No One Dies as Jetliner from N.Y. Crashes, Breaks Up
Byline: Associated Press GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Flight 523 from New York had just touched down and passengers were applauding the pilot's landing in the South American country Saturday when something suddenly went wrong. The Boeing 737-800 slid...
North Central College
Comic opera: North Central's Summer Music Theatre's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Gondoliers" wraps up at 2 p.m. today in the college's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. For audiences 17 and up. Tickets: $12 adults,...
NU Gets Behind Its QB for Heisman
Northwestern's roster lists Dan Persa as 6-feet-1. That's only on the football field. On the Kennedy Expressway, Persa towers several stories above the fray. That's because Northwestern's athletic department, as part of a national Heisman Trophy...
Old Pipes Causing Trouble for New Sink
Q. Thanks for helping out all of us homeowners who have plumbing questions and need to be pointed in the right direction. We live in an older home and recently replaced our kitchen cabinets, countertop and sink. We especially love our new kitchen sink...
Outspoken Ochocinco Promises to Blend In
Byline: Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Chad Ochocinco promised to tone down his antics now that he's in New England, where coach Bill Belichick likes his players to be seen and rarely heard. That lasted all of five minutes. After calling...
Overcoming the Latest Great Divide
We're in the midst of a great four-year national debate on the size and reach of government, the future of the welfare state, indeed, the nature of the social contract between citizen and state. The distinctive visions of the two parties -- social-democratic...
Owner Can't Displace Renters with Valid Lease
Q. We rented a small house from a guy about a year and a half ago. We signed a one-year lease and when the year was up, we signed another one-year lease with a small increase in the rent. The current lease ends Dec. 15. The owner now informs us he...
Pence Joins Phils, Gains 62 Games in Standings
Byline: Associated Press The Philadelphia Phillies were so eager to have two-time all-star Hunter Pence join their team that manager Charlie Manuel wrote his name down before Pence even showed up and put on the red pinstripes. The Phillies, seeking...
PGA Tour
PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic At The Old White Course White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Yardage: 7,274; Par 70 Purse: $6 million Saturday's results Third Round Anthony Kim 69-69-62--200 Scott Stallings 70-65-66--201 Gary...
Programming a Fetus for a Healthier Life
Early intervention is among the most effective ways to reduce the risk of diseases like obesity and diabetes, scientists believe. A study getting under way is taking that to a new extreme: targeting fetuses developing in the womb. The study, sponsored...
'Prostitutes to Parrots'
Byline: Lisa de Moraes The Washington Post So, what are the career options available for a gal who's already: * Been a prostitute to the stars; * Done a stretch in the slammer; * Been the subject of a Hollywood flick project that dried...
Protesters Gather outside Walsh's Office
Byline: Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com About 20 protesters gathered earlier today outside the Fox Lake office of 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh to exhort the congressman to meet his financial obligations to his children after it emerged earlier...
Racially Charged Acts Lead to Elgin Cop's Suspension
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com An Elgin police supervisor has been suspended for five days, the result of two racially charged incidents, including his appearance in a photo more than a decade ago in which he seems to support the...
Racially Charged Acts Lead to Police Officer's Suspension
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com An Elgin police supervisor has been suspended for five days, the result of two racially charged incidents, including his appearance in a photo more than a decade ago in which he seems to support the...
Ragan's on a Red-Hot Roll
Byline: Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- David Ragan, in the midst of a career breakthrough, added the pole for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to his suddenly improved resume. Ragan earned his first career Sprint...
School Supplies Drive Aids Students in Dist. 95
Byline: Danielle Gensburg dgensburg@dailyherald.com Founded on behalf of a beloved school nurse, Joanie's Closet, a nonprofit organization in Lake Zurich, is hosting a school supply drive to help Lake Zurich Unit District 95 families in need. ...
'Seussical the Musical' Tickets Are Available
Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event. 'Seussical the Musical': 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 7, Prairie Lakes Theater, 515...
Shackleford All Ready to Go Again in Haskell
Byline: Richard Rosenblatt AP Sports Writer Shackleford hasn't missed a beat along the Triple Crown trail. Now, after a brief vacation at a Kentucky farm, the Preakness winner is ready to run again in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth...
Soccer's Day in U.S. Is Sure to Come
Soccer's day in U.S. is sure to come Overweight, middle-aged, T. rex sports writers aside, anyone who watched the women's World Cup "gets it." Hollywood could not craft a better story than the one played by the U.S. team right up until the final....
Soul-Jazz Diva Winehouse; '70S Crooner Peek
Byline: Associated Press Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead in her London home. She was 27. Winehouse shot to fame in 2006 with the album "Back to...
Sparks Shoot Lights out to Squeak by Sky
They come from the land of glitz and glamour, so the Los Angeles Sparks know all about bling, bling and more bling. On Saturday night, they brought the real gaudy kind to Chicago, in the form of an outrageously sparkly shooting percentage. The...
Stay Thirsty Just Jim Dandy at Saratoga
Byline: Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Javier Castellano scored two big wins at Saratoga on Saturday, riding Stay Thirsty to victory in the $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes for 3-year olds and guiding Zagora to capture the $500,000 Diana Stakes...
Suburban Thriller Army Officer Sets E-Book Thriller in the Burbs -BYLN- by Mike Riopell Mriopell@dailyherald.Com
Roger Blakely is an Army officer in his late-40s, stationed in Arlington Heights, living with his cat and training soldiers in the final weeks before they ship out overseas. And he's written a thriller novel about an Arlington Heights Army retiree...
Sunday, July 31, 2011: In the Next Solar Cycle, You Might Resurrect Several Old
Sunday, July 31, 2011: In the next solar cycle, you might resurrect several old projects that disappointed you in the past, in hopes of success this time around. You won't make the same mistakes you made before. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Although your...
Surely Another Way to Portray 'Marilyn'
Surely another way to portray 'Marilyn' The Marilyn Monroe statue put up in downtown Chicago seems to skirt around the "pervert laws" -- especially circumventing the dirty old men with black patent leather shoes with hidden cameras and mirrors?...
Survey: Most Want Tougher Rules for Banks
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK -- Even those in the U.S. who complain about excessive government regulation say they're in favor of rules that would require banks to clearly disclose the fees they attach to checking accounts, a new survey shows....
Sweet Tile of Mine
Byline: Arlene Miles Daily Herald Correspondent Once upon a time, there was white tile, sometimes black and maybe an off-white or cream color. Yellow was the standard neutral. If you were really daring, maybe you installed green, pink or blue. For...
Tall Perennials Add Needed Structure
Byline: Diana Stoll The Planter's Palette We've all heard about the importance of "good bones" in a garden, of using plants with lofty stature to define structure and form in a perennial border. Large plants create a vertical profile in a landscape....
The Briefs
Greenroom to stage 'The Sound of Music' Greenroom Productions presents "The Sound of Music" at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 7, at Cosman Cultural Arts Center, Huntley Park District, 12015 Mill St., Huntley. Cost...