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 7, 2011

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1 Hospitalized after Crash:
1 hospitalized after crash: A Chevy Trailblazer veered across all lanes of traffic on southbound I-355 and was struck by two cars during rush hour Friday.The driver was traveling from the Maple Avenue ramp onto the highway around 5 p.m. when she...
$500,000 Bail Stands for Arson Suspect
Byline: Tony Gordon Legal Affairs Writer tgordon@dailyherald.com A Lake County judge on Friday refused to lower the bail of a man charged in a string of arsons and burglaries in Libertyville. Circuit Judge Daniel Shanes would not change the $500,000...
'Along for the Ride'
ATLANTA Jamal Crawford suggested after the Game 2 loss in Chicago that Atlanta had just seen the Bulls best shot and managed to stay within 6 points in the fourth quarter. Naturally, that gave the Hawks some confidence heading into Fridays Game...
AL Pitching Comparison
AL pitching comparison 2011 TEAM (2010 VS OPP) (LAST 3 STARTS) PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA W-L IP ERA HWG WHITE SOX Floyd (r) 3-2 4.39 3-3 1-0 20.1 2.21 2-1 20.0...
AL Standings
AL standings East W L Pct GB New York 18 12 .600 Tampa Bay 18 14 .563 1 Toronto 15 17 .469 4 Baltimore 14 17 .452 4 1/2 Boston 14 18 .438 5 Central W ...
Arlington Park Charts
Arlington Park charts Friday May 6, 2011 FIRSTPurse $9,775, Starter Handicap $5,000, 3 yos & up, 1 1/8 Miles $2 Mutuels: 1 Helicopter $3.00 EXACTA: 1-4 pd. $17.00 4 Strait of Mewsina (IRE) TRIFECTA: 1-4-3...
Arlington Selections
Arlington selections By Joe Kristufek May 7, 2011 Selections for a fast track Horses listed by program number Post time: 12:15 p.m. 1. 1 mile, purse $11,475, claiming $15,000-$10,000 (nw3), 3 yos & up, f&m. PN Horse...
AT&T Might Leave Hoffman Estates, Not Region
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com AT&T Inc. is looking at subleasing all or part of its sprawling Midwest headquarters in Hoffman Estates as part of a plan to consolidate operations. New mobile technologies...
A Water-Tight Plan Couldn't Make This Crazy Idea Float
Byline: Malcolm Gunn Wheelbase Media As far as automotive ideas go, the Amphicar never really held water, even if it could walk on it. However, this unusual amphibian somehow made it into production and actually managed to attract a small knot...
Barrington Shuts off Palatine's Late-Inning Rally
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@dailyherald.com Barringtons softball team got the jump on visiting Palatine on Friday. The Fillies led 5-0 after sophomore Loren Krzysko belted her eighth home run of the season, a 3-run shot over the centerfield fence...
Bats Can't Come through in Clutch
There were many plots, subplots, causes and effects Friday in the Cubs 5-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on a rare warm afternoon at Wrigley Field. Take your pick: poor execution, not hitting with runners in scoring position and a bad pitch here or...
Big Bison Comeback Stuns Meadows
Byline: Daily Herald report Buffalo Grove made its finest comeback of the season and broke a four-game losing streak in Mid-Suburban League softball Friday at Rolling Meadows. Coach Jamie Pauls visiting Bison were down 9-0 after three innings...
Big Incentives to Stay in Suburbs Quinn Cites Jobs Inlanding Motorola Arm's Headquarters in Libertyville
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com Motorola Mobility Inc., developer of the DROID and other devices, has picked Libertyville as its global headquarters, with a big assist from the state in the form of incentives worth more than $100...
Board Must Keep Specific Records and Allow Members Access
We hear a lot about demands for "transparency" in government. Public access to records and files has become a mandatory obligation of units of government (subject to certain limited exceptions) under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA. However,...
Brodner, Schmitt Homer in N. Stars' Win
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Dirk Schmitt and John Brodner both launched home runs as the North Stars posted the victory 8-5 over Larkin in Upstate Eight River play. St. Charles North (17-6, 10-3) tallied four runs in each of the first two innings...
Brown's Big Stick Helps Lakes Stay in Division Hunt
Byline: Joe Aguilar jaguilar@dailyherald.com The rise of Jacob Brown, from varsity promotion as a sophomore last year to his ascent to the top of Lakes batting order, continued Friday. Brown elevated a pitch. The junior whacked a changeup...
Campton Hills Plan Still a Balancing Act
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com At this weeks public input session, Campton Hills residents voiced a plethora of ideas and issues that they think need to be a priority for the village going forward. Lowering taxes, preservation...
Carnival Called Off
Byline: Sheila Ahern sahern@dailyherald.com After losing their usual location, the Mount Prospect Jaycees have canceled their annual Memorial Day carnival, set to take place over five days later this month. Their spot at the Mount Prospect Plaza...
Cary Park Ready to Show off Spruce-Up
Byline: Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com By midsummer, Cary residents will be able to enjoy a spruced up Hoffman Park, including picnic shelters, community gardens and a fishing pier off the pond. The eco-friendly development project...
CEO Pay Exceeds Pre-Crash Level
Byline: Rachel Beck Associated Press NEW YORK In the boardroom, its as if the Great Recession never happened. CEOs at the nations largest companies were paid better last year than they were in 2007, when the economy was booming, the stock market...
Check out Accessories at Miss Northern Suburbs Show
Byline: Submitted by Miss Northern Suburbs Pageant Support the Miss Northern Suburbs Scholarship Organization by attending the third annual Miss Northern Suburbs fashion show titled "Accessorize Your Style," from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Lake...
Colburn Puts the Hurt on Libertyville
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw pbabcock@dailyherald.com Torn labrum or not, Kevin Colburn still managed to put the Warren baseball team on his shoulders. The senior designated hitter, a three-year veteran who is usually the Blue Devils third...
Consumers Used Credit Cards More in March
Byline: Martin Crutsinger Associated Press WASHINGTON Consumers used their credit cards more in March, marking only the second increase in the more than two years since the height of the financial crisis. The Federal Reserve said Friday that...
Daily Herald Staff Members Win Lisagors Daily Herald Staff Members Win Lisagors
Byline: Daily Herald staff report Daily Herald staff report A series of stories on the pension crisis in Illinois was one of nine Daily Herald projects singled out for honors Friday by the Chicago Headline Club. In the Investigative Reporting...
DePaul's Ace Dean Knows How to Make a Comeback
When you are the ace pitcher of a college softball team that is one of the best in the country and has won 16 games in a row, you want to shout it from the rooftops. Heck, if youre DePaul senior Lindsey Dean, you probably feel like shouting everything....
Dist. 57 Parents to Get Heads Up on Anti-Bullying Program at School
Fairview Elementary School will host a parent information night outlining Mount Prospect Elementary School District 57 policy, expectations and programs that have been implemented to help students and staff recognize and deal with bullying. The...
Districts Coming to Winfield?
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com Newly seated Winfield Trustee Tim Allen appears to have the votes needed to ask voters if they want to elect village board members by district. By placing the question on the next ballot, the village...
Do-It-Yourselfers Can Create an Awesome Home Theater
Byline: ARA Content Theres the teen who refuses to turn off her cellphone, the toddler booting the back of your seat and the $5 bucket of popcorn that tastes like its been around since the silent era. Isnt going to the movies supposed to be fun?...
Early Payments Earn Savings in a Rare, Simple-Interest Mortgage -BYLN-
A frequently asked question is whether a mortgage borrower receives any benefit from paying before the due date. In most cases, the answer is "no," but there are a few exceptions. With simple-interest mortgages, including HELOCs, it does pay to pay...
Easy Home Improvement Plans for Weekend Warriors
Byline: Metro Creative Services Nowadays homeowners handle not only the routine upkeep necessary to maintain a home, but many home improvement projects as well. Home expert Danny Lipford, host of the nationally syndicated TV show, Todays Homeowner,...
Elevate Your Lifestyle at Millbrook Pointe
Mature adults and empty nesters who like multistory living but want to eliminate the stairs are invited to take advantage of a free elevator offer at Millbrook Pointe in Wheeling. Stop by and tour a 2,700-square-foot, four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath model...
Enhance Yard with Garden Shed
Home gardeners and lawn enthusiasts generally accumulate a number of tools of the trade in order to successfully manage their gardening needs. As a result, many homeowners build a garden shed to store all their tools and lawn care accessories. A...
Family Inspires Kane Educator of the Year
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com By Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com A first-grade teacher at Richmond Elementary School in St. Charles is Kane Countys Educator of the Year. The award to Denise Hobbs was presented...
Feeling 'Glee'-Ful
Byline: Alicia Rancilio Associated Press NEW YORK Darren Criss isnt even officially a full-time cast member on "Glee," yet hes one of the most popular stars on the Fox TV show. The actor made his debut last fall as Blaine Anderson, a gay student...
Fence Post
Budget cuts would protect taxpayers The Daily Heralds overall positive editorial support of the "Illinois Reality Check" plan put forward by my colleagues and me in the state Senate is much appreciated. Clearly, we are all in general agreement over...
Fenton's Owusu Wins Vault at Sectional
Byline: Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent Two Lukes and a Starhinja. Luke Schubert, Luke Wychocki and Starhinja Sopcic finished in first, second and third place, respectively, in Fridays Downers Grove North boys gymnastics sectional to...
Few Options Exist When You Are 'Underwater' on a Home's Value
Q. I currently own a home and am underwater on the value. If I were to sell my house and buy another, what would happen to the remaining balance that I owe? A. In case theres anyone left who doesnt know what youre talking about, "underwater" means...
FHA to Finance More Quick Resales with Waiver Extension
Q. Is it true that the government now allows FHA financing for quickie real estate sales? A. For several years the government refused to allow FHA-backed financing for buyers in situations where a property had been sold within the past 90 days....
Fifth Starter Still Up in the Air
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com The Cubs say they have not decided on a starting pitcher for next Saturday when the fifth spot in the rotation comes up again. It probably wont be veteran lefty Doug Davis, who had a strong outing Thursday...
Flower Power Volunteers Can Dig in for Garden Party
You dont have to be a gardener to appreciate the allure of flowers. Even those whose hands never touch dirt are often great admirers of floral beauty. Flowers have captivating effects, especially when theyre planted by the hundreds to form dazzling...
Fox River Trolley Runs Special in Honor of Mother's Day
Byline: Submitted by Fox River Trolley Museum Although gas prices are spiraling, prices are holding the line and the memories are just like the good old days at the Fox River Trolley Museum, which begins its 46th operating season Mothers Day. ...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Grand marshals nominations: The Downtown Neighborhood Association is accepting nominations through May 23 for the 2011 4th of July Parade grand marshals. Local parents, administrators and students are being asked to recommend a deserving teacher....
Gas Prices to Drop as Oil Joins Commodities Plunge
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK Investors finally hit the brakes on oil, gold, silver and food prices. This weeks sharp sell-off doesnt mean commodity prices stunning rise over the last several months is over, but it is good news for anyone planning...
Geneva Snaps North Stars' 17-Game Streak
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com Geneva capped its best week of softball Friday with the ultimate exclamation point. Sarah Laster hustled home on a wild pickoff throw to third base, scoring what proved to be the winning run in the Vikings...
Geneva Snaps N. Stars' 17-Game Streak
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com Geneva capped its best week of softball Friday with the ultimate exclamation point. Sarah Laster hustled home on a wild pickoff throw to third base, scoring what proved to be the winning run in the Vikings...
Gibson Helps Ground Hawks
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com ATLANTA Taj Gibson played more minutes in Game 3 than starter Carlos Boozer. Did coach Tom Thibodeau finally give in to fan pressure and bench the injured Boozer? Certainly not, but when Gibson played...
Girls Track and Field Honor Roll
Compiled by Dave Oberhelman Times through May 4 Marks in parentheses are 2011fully automated qualifying standards for Class 1A, 2A and 3A, respectively. *** 2010 Class 3A state qualifier ** 2010 Class 2A state qualifier * 2010 Class...
Glen Ellyn Home Has Vintage Charm Glen Ellyn Home Has Vintage Charm
Byline: Jean Murphy Daily Herald Correspondent By Jean Murphy Daily Herald Correspondent Downtown Glen Ellyn is a haven for those who love old houses. Yet, just because someone loves old houses doesnt mean they dont want modern conveniences and...
Grubb's Big Grab Boosts Schaumburg
Byline: Daily Herald report Schaumburgs Jordan Grubb reached over the center-field fence to grab a flyball in the sixth inning, helping the host Saxons protect a 1-run lead against visiting Hersey on Friday in Mid-Suburban League baseball. Schaumburg...
Helmer Talks about His Plans for Prospect Heights
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com Repairing streets, adding police officers and encouraging economic development top the agenda for Nicholas "Nick" Helmer as he takes office as mayor of Prospect Heights Monday. "Residents see potholes...
Hilltoppers Defense Does Its Part Behind Steinhilber
Byline: Orrin Schwarz oschwarz@dailyherald.com Taylor Steinhilber pitched to her strength Friday. Her defense. The Glenbard West pitcher kept her friends on the softball field busy, and they did their part behind her, helping their ace shut...
Home Runs, Bolin Propel South Elgin Past Larkin
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com South Elgin unleased the long ball on Larkin Friday afternoon, and had some stellar pitching and defense to go with it. Junior Cara Wolf hit her first varsity home run, and sophomores Victoria Watt...
'I'm So Proud of It'
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com Mount Prospects St. Emily School twice honored retiring Athletic Director Vic Rose Friday for his 35 years of volunteerism by dedicating to him the gym floor he helped raise money to build a few years...
Incentives Help Pay for HVAC Upgrades
Byline: Jean Murphy Daily Herald Correspondent By Jean Murphy Daily Herald Correspondent Everyone is trying to save money these days as the economy remains weak. Yet many homeowners are missing the boat on an impressive series of rebates and tax...
Injured Trooper Warns against Distracted Driving Injured Trooper Warns against Distracted Driving
Byline: Marni Pyke mpyke@dailyherald.com By Marni Pyke mpyke@dailyherald.com On a scale of one to 10, state Trooper Starlena Wilson described her pain as 100. Lying in a crumpled heap on the Dan Ryan Expressway after a woman talking on a cellphone...
Inland to Buy Shopping Center
Inland to buy shopping center OAK BROOK Inland Real Estate Acquisitions Inc. Friday announced the acquisition of Silver Springs Pointe, a 135,028-square-foot Kohls-anchored shopping center in Oklahoma City, Okla., for about $16 million. The property...
'It's a Great Feeling'
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com Consider it just another bike ride for Larry Entwistle. Having completed a cross- country trek about five years ago, the 71-year-old speaks about his recent 1,120-mile trip from his Colorado Springs...
Killer B's Deliver for BG
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@dailyherald.com Buffalo Groves unbeatable "Bs" have brought their "A" game all season long. And Friday was no exception for seniors Nell Boyd and Michelle Byjos in the BG badminton sectional. The Bison duo improved...
Kings of the County Again
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com Like a family that uses its fine china only on special occasions, the West Aurora boys track and field team waits until the championship season begins each May to break out its top-of-the-line...
Knights Put Bats to Work in Win against Warriors
Byline: Joshua Welge jwelge@dailyherald.com Katelyn Conenna didnt fear digging an early hole against Wheaton Academy Friday. With Immaculate Conceptions bats, no lead is safe. For the second straight day, the Knights erased an early deficit...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Senate, house champions: Illinois Chamber of Commerce officials announced Friday this years recipients of their "Champions of Free Enterprise" Awards for the 2010-11 legislative session. To be considered for this award, a legislator must maintain...
Lakers on Brink of Elimination
Byline: Associated Press DALLAS Just when they were about to make things interesting, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers blew it. Unable to stop Dirk Nowitzki all night, and their big lineup too slow to cover the outside shooting of Peja...
Larkin Turns to Simmons to Lead Basketballprogram
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com Larkin High School has turned to a former outstanding Royal to lead its girls basketball program. Tissanie Simmons, a 2003 Larkin graduate who went on to play for some of Tory Gums best Judson University...
Last Jump Best for Norwood
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com An interesting game of "top this" developed at the end of the triple jump competition at the 93rd Annual Kane County Boys Track and Field Meet at Millennium Field in Streamwood Friday. Burlington...
Lights Fail Creating Bizarre Situation at Kaneland
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent When Yorkville junior standout Ali Hester crossed the finished line to win her third title in the 1,600-meter relay, the inaugural Big Northern XII girls track and field championship that began Friday...
Local Business Leaders Say Embrace Change
Byline: Richard R. Klicki rklicki@dailyherald.com Although the business climate in DuPage County is akin to a toddler its able to stand but is not fully stable things look hopeful as the economy works its way out of the recession, a panel of...
Lombard Cabinet Shop Gets Grant from Village
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com A Lombard cabinet shop that will conduct both wholesale and retail business will receive an $11,737 downtown retail business grant from the village. The grant is designed to help businesses with startup...
McHenry County to Open New High Point Conservation Area
Byline: Submitted by MCCD McHenry County Conservation District will officially open the new High Point Conservation Area from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 10250 Reese Road, Harvard. A ribbon-cutting will be held promptly at 10 a.m. followed...
Metra Officials Talk to TSA about Al-Qaida Threats
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com Newly uncovered documents show al-Qaida planned to derail an American train on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In the wake of that news, Metra officials said they have been in contact...
Metra Talks to TSA about Al-Qaida Threats
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com Newly uncovered documents show al-Qaida planned to derail an American train on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In the wake of that news, Metra officials said they have been in contact...
Metropolis Reveals Acts for New Season
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald correspondent More concerts, new shows, and lots of comedy. Thats what Metropolis patrons asked for in the upcoming season, and theater officials delivered. At the Metropolis Gala on Friday, the centers biggest...
Morrow's 3 Homers Lead Streamwood over Elgin
Byline: Daily Herald report Alex Morrow pounded out 3 home runs and had 6 RBI Friday as Streamwoods baseball team rolled to a 14-4 Upstate Eight Conference win over Elgin. Sophomore Zach Harris threw a six-inning complete game for the Sabres...
Mostly Smooth Sailing for Pats at Deerfield
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent The Stevenson pair of David Packowitz and Ross Putterman took the air out of yet another challenger Friday afternoon as Day 1 of the Deerfield Tennis Invite came to a close. The Pitchford 32 champs...
Movie Guide
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...
Mozart Fills Bill at Elgin Choral Union Concert
Byline: Submitted by Elgin Choral Union The 64th season of the Elgin Choral Union closes with a spectacular all-Mozart repertoire, including his glorious final "Requiem" and final composition written for the church, "Vesperae Solennes de confessore...
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Showtime Southern 500 lineup After Friday qualifying; race Saturday At Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 181.254 mph. ...
No Go for Uncle Mo
Byline: Beth Harris Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. The pockmarked road to the Kentucky Derby claimed another victim Friday when Uncle Mo was scratched due to a mysterious stomach ailment, further dimming a race already short on star power and...
Obama Earns No Allegiance
Obama earns no allegiance "Unbelievable" was my reaction to a letter indicating that President Obama should be given allegiance for the campaign stunt that was perpetrated over the weekend. In the "capturing" of Osama, of which we have no proof,...
Pakistan: Bin Laden's Final Days Were Dismal
Byline: Munir Ahmed and Sebastian Abbot Associated Press ISLAMABAD Pakistans military paints a far different picture than the United States of Osama bin Ladens final days: not the terror mastermind still trying to strike America, but an aging terrorist...
Palatine Shoots to MSL Victory
Byline: Michael Eaken Daily Herald Correspondent Palatine may not have one big gun, but the Pirates were the top cumulative gun at the 40th annual Mid-Suburban League meet. Palatine won only three events, but the multi-faceted Pirates took second...
Palatine Shoots to MSL Win
Byline: Michael Eaken Daily Herald Correspondent Palatine may not have one big gun, but the Pirates were the top cumulative gun at the 40th annual Mid-Suburban League meet. Palatine won only three events, but the multi-faceted Pirates took second...
Palatine Wins MSL Crown
Byline: Michael Eaken Daily Herald Correspondent Palatine may not have one big gun, but the Pirates were the top cumulative gun at the 40th annual Mid-Suburban League meet. Palatine won only three events, but the multi-faceted Pirates took second...
PGA Tour
PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship At Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, N.C. Yardage: 7,469; Par 72 Purse: $6.5 million Fridays leading results Second Round Pat Perez 67-65132 Bill Haas 64-70134 Jonathan Byrd 66-68134...
Pirates Keep Rolling
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@dailyherald.com Alex Miramontes has received double-figure run support in his 4 victories. But the Palatine senior right-hander hasnt needed much offensive help in his last two starts. Miramontes threw his second...
Planner
Today * Join singer/guitarists Dennis OBrien, Charlie Prazma, Eian OBrien and Brennan Walls todayfor twoshows at 6 and 8:30 p.m.at the Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and...
Plant Sale: Batavia Lions Club Will Hold Its 36th Annual Plant Day Sale Today. T
Plant sale: Batavia Lions Club will hold its 36th annual Plant Day sale today. The Lions will roll through Batavia residential areas from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hay wagons loaded with a variety of flowers ready for planting and hanging baskets. Stationary...
Prairie Still a Puzzler
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Settling the North Suburban Prairie girls soccer race will have to wait for another day. Neither Wauconda nor Vernon Hills settled things on Friday afternoon as they tied 1-1. The game had been...
Purchase Starts Park Renovation
Byline: Sheila Ahern sahern@dailyerhald.com Work on the massive $31 million renovation of Heritage Park in Wheeling recently started with the purchase of a small building on Egidi Drive for $2.5 million. The building will replace the existing...
Push for Winfield Development Starts
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com Rezoning the Marathon gas station parcel in Winfield is just the first step "in the right direction" toward eventually developing Roosevelt Road and creating a larger revenue base for the village, a...
Ready to Rock
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com When actor Gary Sinise performs with his Lt. Dan Band each summer at the RockinE for the Troops concert at Cantigny Park, he likes to have fun and show the crowd a good time. But on Friday afternoon...
Restaurants Just a Front, Officials Say Three Brothers Accused of Running Drug Ring out of Jack's Pizza & Burgers Shops
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com Three brothers have been indicted by a Lake County grand jury for running a drug ring out of the Grayslake and Waukegan restaurants they own, authorities said Friday. Elias Papandreou, 27, of the 3000...
Rethinking Teaching
Byline: Kristy Kennedy Daily Herald correspondent Today in Indian Prairie Unit District 204, a third-grade student who doesnt speak English very well and requires special education services might be pulled out of the classroom several times a day...
Rose Has Flailing Hawks Spinning out of Control
What seemed a problem for the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 became a full-blown pattern in Game 3. The Hawks arent all that smart, theyre not very well coached, and if neither changes quickly, Derrick Rose is going to end this series in five games. ...
Sixth-Grader Wins National Essay Contest
* Algonquin Middle School, Des Plaines, sixth-graderRema al Massarireceived a laptop computer from Major League Baseball, Scholastic Inc., and Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, for winning first prize in the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest....
Sports in 60 Seconds
Seves condition worsens: Golfing great Seve Ballesteros has suffered "a severe deterioration" in his condition 2 1/2 years after he had multiple surgeries to remove a cancerous brain tumor. Ballesteros family said Friday that he is being cared...
State Debt Can't Be Dumped on Towns
State debt cant be dumped on towns As part of the recently approved income tax increase, the Illinois General Assembly reduced the amount of money that is collected and returned to local communities. From 1969 until January, municipalities and counties...
State May Require Back-Seat Passengers to Buckle Up
Byline: Zachary Colman Associated Press SPRINGFIELD Illinois vehicle passengers whether in the back or front seats may soon have to strap in under legislation requiring everyone to wear seat belts, regardless of age. Legislation tightening...
St. Charles Leaders Sworn In
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com St. Charles residents saw a host of new community leaders officially take their positions this week. New city council and school board members were sworn in and will be in position to cast votes for...
St. Charles North Streak Ends
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Geneva capped its best week of softball Friday with the ultimate exclamation point. Sarah Laster hustled home on a wild pickoff throw to third base, scoring what proved to be the winning run in the Vikings 2-run sixth...
Stellar Effort Nets LZ County Crown
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent On one of the few nights this spring that the stars in the sky were actually visible, Lake Zurich took its cue under the lights at Mel Eide Field. Seniors Alex Brend and Jacob Brinlee were called...