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 June 20, 2011

2 Workers, 2 Patrons Killed at N.Y. Pharmacy
Byline: Frank Eltman Associated Press MEDFORD, N.Y. -- A gunman shot four people inside a pharmacy in a New York suburb Sunday morning, killing everyone inside the store in what police said looked like a robbery gone wrong. The massacre happened...
50 Plus Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com
Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including clubs, trips and support programs. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Sixty Minutes: 12:30 p.m. most Mondays, Patty Turner Senior Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield. Barry Bradford...
65 No Longer Means No Job
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@dailyherald.com Just five months from his 65th birthday and the mandatory retirement that had awaited him, Mundelein Police Chief Raymond J. Rose will be able to stay on the job a little longer. The village board...
Annual Swedish Festival Hits 100
Byline: Samantha Kiesel skiesel@dailyherald.com The entertainment was nonstop Sunday at the 100th anniversary Swedish Day at Good Templar Park in Geneva. The century-old celebration expanded the entertainment from four to nine acts, said Marguerite...
Answer Network Takes All Kinds of Calls
Q. Describe your business. What do you do? A. We are a 24 hour, fully computerized nationwide answering service. We answer for a variety of businesses. Our customer base includes heating and air conditioning companies, property management companies,...
A Perk That Can Make a Taxpayer Sick
Charles Gilbert warned local governments 20 years ago that policies like paying out for sick pay would cause financial hardships. But it was the early 1990s when he wrote a study with two other Western Illinois University colleagues -- long before...
Are We Ready for Burger Wars?
Byline: John T. Slania Contributing Writer Chicagoans already consume massive amounts of deep dish pizza, hot dogs, Italian beef and polish sausage. Can they stomach a bigger, better burger? A growing number of gourmet hamburger restaurants believe...
Artful Business at Cantigny
Byline: Matt Arado marado@dailyherald.com Even though closing time was getting near, Emily Kirschner wasn't worried. The Naperville native said she's never left the Art in Bloom festival at Wheaton's Cantigny Park without something new under...
As Fees Escalate, Prepaid Cards Get Hotter
Byline: Pallavi Gogoi Associated Press Rising fees have chased millions of people away from banks and into prepaid debit cards. In just a handful of years, prepaid cards have become the fastest-growing payment method in the U.S. Just last week,...
Bears' Hester Celebrates Fatherhood at 'DadFest'
Byline: Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com During Chicago Bears broadcasts, Devin Hester has been described as "ridiculous" for his amazing feats on the football field. On Sunday, during DadFest, the Willow Creek Community Church's annual...
Bloomingdale Man Donates Equipment to Police
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com Much to his surprise, Ted Cucci started off on the right foot with Bloomingdale police after he moved to the village nearly 20 years ago. "I was outside playing basketball with my 7- and...
Brass with Class Cavaliers Bring Drum and Bugle Corps Competition to Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex
An exciting spectacle of sight, sound and movement will fill the Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex Sunday, June 26, when eight drum and bugle corps roll into town to compete. Each corps has a number of coach buses, semitrailers and a mobile...
Butler Guard One to Watch When Bulls Are on the Clock
Jerry Krause once thought there was so little chance of finding a useful player with the final first-round pick in the NBA draft, he chose Connecticut center Travis Knight in 1996 and declined to offer him a contract. Today, however, with so many...
Can Tetanus Be the Cause of Woman's Disability?
Q.A patient bit my niece at work while she and others were trying to restrain her. Afterward, my niece was asked when she had her last tetanus shot; she wasn't sure. Rather than giving her a booster shot, she received antibiotics and dressings for...
Cary Grove Garden Walk to Fund Local Scholarships
Byline: Submitted by Cary Grove Area Chamber The Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce's largest fundraiser of the year for is scholarship fund is the annual Garden Walk, a progressive meal, wine tasting and garden tour. This event has raised more...
Comfort or Conflict? A New Test Will Be Able to Provide Early Information If Down Syndrome Is Present in an Unborn Baby. but Will Such Knowledge Be a Help or a Hindrance for Women?
Byline: Malcolm Ritter Associated Press First of a two-part series By Malcolm Ritter Associated Press NEW YORK The results of the blood test revealed only a risk, but when she saw them, she still threw up. Now she had to find out for...
Cubs Don't Expect Zambrano to Go Haywire Again
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com The Cubs aren't expecting any fireworks at U.S. Cellular Field this week, but you never know. Strange things always seem to happen when they meet the White Sox on the South Side. Michael Barrett, Milton...
Cubs Just Don't Stack Up
There was a lot of talk this weekend about how the Cubs "stack up" or "measure up" to teams like the New York Yankees and the Milwaukee Brewers. Pretty much, they don't. That was in evidence Sunday night in a 10-4 loss to the New York Yankees. ...
Do You Care?
Combustible mix: Restless fan bases on both sides. Underachieving teams. Three straight night games. Mix together with warm weather, and ... voila! Reasons for optimism: The Cubs head into the series feeling good after playing tough against the...
Drinking Soda Still a Favorite with Teens
Byline: Mike Stobbe Associated Press ATLANTA -- A new study shows one in four high school studentsadrink soda every day -- aa sign fewer teens are downing the sugary drinks. The study also found teens drink water, milk and fruit juices most often...
Dundee Township Public Library
"Facts of Foreclosure": Avoid costly and time-consuming misinformation about foreclosure and get the facts at a free, one-hour seminar at the Dundee Township Public Library, 555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee. The program will be presented in both...
EU to Insist Greece Sticks with Cutbacks
Byline: Gabrielle Steinhauser Associated Press LUXEMBOURG -- Hours of talks between eurozone finance ministers on the imploding finances of Greece broke up early this morning without the ministers signing off on a vital installment of rescue loans...
Exercise 'High' Endures a Tough Workout
Byline: Lenny Bernstein The Washington Post Gym junkies, workout warriors, endurance enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes: Slow down a minute. This could be a bit confusing. That endorphin-fueled rush, that rare wave of euphoria you chase like...
Fielders Win after Long, Bizarre Day in Maui
Byline: Special to the Daily Herald Despite travel issues that prevented the entire Lake County Fielders team from making it to Iron Maehara Stadium in a timely manner, and a game that lasted more than five hours and 15 innings, the Fielders somehow...
Food Allergies Affect Millions of U.S. Kids
Byline: Lindsey Tanner Associated Press Food allergies affect about one in 13 U.S. children, double the latest government estimate, a new study suggests. The researchers say about 40 percent of them have severe reactions -- a finding they hope...
Four E-Book Readers You Can Get for Less Than $175
Byline: Peter Svensson Associated Press NEW YORK -- When Amazon.com's groundbreaking Kindle e-book reader came out in 2007, it cost $399. Now, some e-readers, including the most recent Kindle entry, can be had for just north of $100. At the price...
Franchising Lacks Buzz, but May Be Successful Option
With so many people looking for a job, or looking to replace a lost job with their own business, it's somewhat surprising that there isn't more buzz about franchising. Money -- or, more correctly, the lack of money -- seems to be the reason. ...
From Networks to Nuts and Bolts
Tim Gale of Hoffman Estates was an engineer who designed radio-frequency systems for cellular networks. He transitioned from Sprint to 360 and then to Altell before leaving the industry amid massive changes about a decade ago. Then, he turned to...
Glen Ellyn Camp Turns Tweens into Storytellers
Byline: Megan Bannister mbannister@dailyherald.com Megan Stepniewski never thought she would enjoy telling stories. Before 2002, she knew Marie Ringenberg only as the professional storyteller who would come to her elementary school on Fridays....
Going on Vacation? Pack Right Credit Card
Byline: Candice Choi Associated Press NEW YORK-- The international language of plastic is dying. When traveling abroad, it turns out that the credit and debit cards that Americans use don't always translate at the register. The problem is that...
Grappling with Sterilization Program's Legacy
Byline: Renee Elder and Tom Breen Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nearly 35 years after ending the country's most active postwar sterilization program, North Carolina is the only state trying to make amends to thousands of people who cannot have...
Happy Hamlin Wins at Michigan
Byline: Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Two days after facing questions about unauthorized auto parts and possible penalties, Denny Hamlin enjoyed a happier kind of scrutiny. Hamlin raced to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year,...
Hear Stories of Friendship Behind Antique Quilts
Byline: Submitted by McHenry County Historical Society McHenry collector of antique quilts Holly Scott will be featured Wednesday, June 22, at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum, 6422 Main St., Union, for a program featuring friendship...
Humber Remains Rock Solid
Byline: Associated Press PHOENIX -- Not fully recovered from the kidney stone he passed earlier in the day, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was still feeling woozy through the first few innings. As Phil Humber kept throwing strikes and the rest...
Jones Salutes Father with Game-Winning U.S. Goal
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Jermaine Jones broke a scoreless tie early in the second half, leading the United States to a 2-0 victory over Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals Sunday. Jones fired a shot from outside the penalty...
Kids, Teens and Family Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com -BYLN-
Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for, including classes, park and library programs, music, dances, family fitness events, battles of the bands. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Bike Safety Event: 10 a.m.-noon today,...
Kids, Teens and Family Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com -BYLN-
Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for, including classes, park and library programs, music, dances, family fitness events, battles of the bands. Deadline is two weeks before event date. 'Alice in Wonderland': 7 p.m., today...
Laborof Love Lakes High School Students, Alumni Come Together to Make Horror Film
Byline: Abby Scalf ascalf@dailyherald.com A group of young filmmakers is working hard to make the jump from Lakes Community High School to creating a full-length movie in time to share it with viewers as far away as the Sundance Film Festival. ...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Confederate submarine: You can learn about the Confederate Navy's famous submarine, the H.L. Huntley, in a historical program at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda on June 23. The program will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Adults or families...
Livid Franchitti Roars to Crown in Milwaukee Mile
Byline: Associated Press WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Dario Franchitti was sorry to see rival driver Tony Kanaan drop out of contention. Helio Castroneves? Not so much. Franchitti took over the lead after Kanaan crashed and Castroneves had a tire problem,...
Magnificent McIlroy
Byline: Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer BETHESDA, Md. Rory McIlroy buried the memory of his Masters meltdown the same way he buried the competition at the U.S. Open, with a breathtaking performance filled with the promise of more majors to come....
McIlroy a Hometown Hero
Byline: Associated Press HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland -- At the club in Northern Ireland where Rory McIlroy learned to play golf, they celebrated from the first birdie Sunday. Many pints were sunk and songs sung, including an impromptu "Rory, Rory...
McIlroy Makes U.S. Open Look like Kemper Open
BETHESDA, Md. -- Take nothing away from Rory McIlroy. The kid put on a clinic. He would have won this U.S. Open no matter where it was played, or over any surface save quicksand. He was that dominant. Don't blame the U.S. Golf Association, either...
Methodist Clergy Defying Ban on Gay Marriage
Byline: Dinesh Ramde Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- A growing number of pastors in the United Methodist Church say they're no longer willing to obey a church rule that prohibits them from officiating at same-sex marriages, despite the potential threat...
MLS Standings
MLS standings Eastern Conference W L T Pts GF GA New York 5 2 8 23 24 16 Philadelphia 6 4 4 22 16 12 Columbus 5 4 6 21 16 16 Houston...
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...
Nadal Says He's Far from Federer's Slam Record
Byline: Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England -- Having won four of the past five Grand Slam tournaments and 10 in all, Rafael Nadal was asked on the eve of Wimbledon about quickly closing in on Roger Federer's record of 16. Nadal cut in to clarify....
NATO Airstrike in Libya Goes Astray
Byline: Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libya's government said NATO warplanes struck a residential neighborhood in the capital Sunday and killed nine civilians, including two children. Hours later, NATO confirmed one of its airstrikes went astray....
No 'Cookie-Cutter Cars' Here
Byline: Matt Arado marado@dailyherald.com If there was a prevailing sentiment at Sunday's classic car show in Oak Brook, it was this: Today's cars are boring. "They're cookie-cutter cars," said Buffalo Grove resident Roy Johnson. "You can't tell...
Northern Missouri Levees Breached, Overtopped
Byline: Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Several levees in northern Missouri were failing Sunday to hold back the surge of water being released from upstream dams, and officials and residents braced themselves for more breaches as the Missouri...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Mt. Prospect salutes radio: The Mount Prospect Community Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in a tribute to old-time radio called "Those Were the Days." The free show will be held at the Veterans Memorial Band Shell in Lions Park in Mount Prospect,...
On Second Thought, We May Regret Losing Tonsils
Byline: Lee Bowman Scripps Howard News Service Tonsils. Oh, how we may come to miss them. For much of the baby boomer set, losing them was a rite of childhood, with tonsils nipped out at the rate of a million or so procedures a year. The trade-off...
Pakistanis Fail Another Test?
Byline: Kimberly Dozier Associated Press WASHINGTON -- In another blow to Washington's relationship with Pakistan, U.S. officials say Pakistan failed another test to prove it could be trusted to go after American enemies on its soil by intentionally...
Probation, Community Service for Rural Sign Shooters
Two Sugar Grove men avoided prison after a shooting spree in June 2010 in which road signs and construction equipment were the targets. Gabriel M. Carpenter, 25, of the 0-99 block of Heaton Court, recently pleaded guilty to felony aggravated unlawful...
Pujols Hurt in Cards' Win
Byline: Associated Press Albert Pujols sprained his left wrist trying to make a tag at first base, but the host St. Louis Cardinals recovered to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Sunday on Skip Schumaker's ninth-inning homer. Pujols was injured...
Ready for a New 'Universe'
Byline: Oskar Garcia Associated Press LAS VEGAS -- A 21-year-old auburn-haired California girl won the Miss USA crown on Sunday night and will represent the nation in this year's Miss Universe pageant in September in Brazil. Alyssa Campanella...
Risk of Nuclear Mishap Rising? Safety Rules Often Eased
Byline: Jeff Donn Associated Press LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. Federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation's aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards,...
Romney Runs from His Success
I'm sorry, Mitt. I'm probably the last person in the world you'd want saying a nice word about you. Maybe you can trot this out in the general election. Maybe the likes of me will keep you from ever getting there. But you did a very good thing in...
Rosemont Convention Center's Tale of Two Events
Personally, I was always deeply offended that Donald E. Stephens, the founding father of Rosemont, was allowed to store his own collection of Hummel figurines inside the public convention center that bore his name. Sure, it was the world's largest...
Saving a Piece of City's History
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com The Naperville Woman's Club has owned and maintained the small former church building they call home at 14 S. Washington St. for 86 years. Now members have decided it's time for the little piece of...
Scandals Highlight Lack of Women in Politics
Byline: Beth Fouhy Associated Press NEW YORK -- The sexting scandal that forced New York Rep. Anthony Weiner from Congress last week capped a remarkable season of dishonor for male politicians -- from former Democratic presidential candidate John...
Schwake Stone, Des Plaines Linked by History
Byline: Jean Murphy Contributing Writer When Carole Schwake Hodgson looks back on it, she cannot believe how hard her father, Robert, worked to set up their family business, Schwake Stone, in the 1940s and 1950s. "He was a sand and gravel deliveryman...
Sign the Gambling Bill, Governor
Sign the gambling bill, governor Gov. Quinn wants to hear from the public before deciding whether or not to sign SB 744 into law. The public, however, has already spoken through its duly elected representatives, our Illinois House and Senate. ...
'Six Days of Fun'
Byline: Samantha Kiesel skiesel@dailyherald.com One project, three festivals. The 62nd annual Midsommar Festival -- Swedish Days will mark the start of a building project that will continue through fall. After the festival's planning committee...
Sports in 60 Seconds
Marlins manager Rodriguez resigns: Through it all, Edwin Rodriguez kept his sense of humor. The Florida Marlins' manager talked about ghost stories and the team's hotel. He joked about moving the calendar ahead to July in hopes of escaping an awful...
Step Up for Autism Walk Aids Little Friends
Byline: Christie Willhite cwillhite@dailyherald.com It's easy for those of us who don't know Alec Erickson to label him, starting with his diagnosis. Asperger's syndrome, a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum. With that comes a host...
Study: Portable Pools as Risky as In-Ground Pools
Byline: JoAnne Viviano Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The first U.S. study on child drownings in portable pools finds that a child dies every five days in such a pool during warm-weather months, demonstrating a considerable risk and the need...
Sun City Clubs
VISA: ?Summer is a great time to focus on becoming more fit. For the June VISA meeting, Rosemary Fermo will customize her hands-on demonstration of the "new accessible fitness equipment" located at the Sun City Prairie Lodge Fitness Center. Attendees...
Sunscreen Time?
Sunscreen time? Maybe you're spooked after hearing about a recent report from the Environmental Working Group, which exposed problems with the U.S. sunscreen supply, according to The Washington Post. The FDA has announced that it's taking steps...
Sweep of Cubs Couldignite Sox Division Run
Sooner or later, the White Sox are going to have to step up and go on an extended run if they hope to win the AL Central. And yes, the Sox can win the division, even though they're still running third at 35-38 and trail the first-place Indians by...
Taste the Crosstown Challenge in Elgin
Byline: Submitted by Elgin DNA Beginning Monday, June 20, in honor of the first Chicago crosstown series of the season, the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin's 2011 Downtown Madness Champion, Elgin Public House's Pulled Pork, will put downtown...
Teens in Fatal Crash ID'd
Byline: Steve Zalusky and Paul Biasco szalusky@dailyherald.com pbiasco@dailyherald.com Freddy Najera's cousins sat on the front stoop of his Mount Prospect home Sunday afternoon flipping through photos taken with him hours before he died, asking...
The Blotter
Arlington Heights * Thieves stole a black 2007 Suzuki GSXR600 motorcycle out of an apartment lot on the 1600 block of Woods Drive between 12:30 a.m. June 12 and 6:30 a.m. June 13. Value was estimated at $6,300. * A vandal shot a BB-gun pellet...
The Blotter
Elk Grove Village * Thieves stole a white 2006 Volvo day cab out of the parking lot at Associated Global Systems, 2001 Estes Ave., between 6 p.m. May 27 and 12:30 a.m. May 31. The vehicle is marked as Unit ORD 7380 and has the Ceva logo on the side....
The Briefs
Helping Paws holds ice cream social Helping Paws Animal Shelter, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock will sponsor an ice cream social at the Park on the Woodstock Square from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. Culvers will serve fresh frozen custard...
The Law and Civil Liberties
I bet you didn't know that federal law enforcement officers representing the Department of Education can break down your front door if you are suspected of violating the law.I was not aware of this until I heard what happened to Kenneth Wright of Stockton,...
These Bees Are for Keeps Suburban Family Help Environment with Hive
Byline: Zuzanna Skwiot zskwiot@dailyherald.com The beehive in the backyard of the Zielinski family home in Arlington Heights is anything but a nuisance. With the help of his wife and kids, Andre Zielinski keeps a swarm of about 7,000 to 10,000...
Three-Day Planner
Today * Area residents interested in taking a Russian river cruise are invited to a free informational meeting at 6 p.m. today at Waubonsee Community College's Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. The meeting will provide details about...
Thunder on the Fox Lives Up to Its Name
Byline: Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com Nine tunnel boats lined up in their starting positions Sunday on the edge of the Fox River in Elgin. Their drivers were primed and ready to take off on the most important race of the...
Tongue-Tie Condition Can Impact Nursing
All of the positive breast-feeding signs were there for the mother and her nearly 10-pound newborn. There was plenty of mother's milk and an alert and hungry baby. True, the infant had lost about 3 ounces of weight per day for the first four days...
Tri-Cities in 60 Seconds
Free dinner Tuesday: "Summer in Chicago" is the theme for the free Third Tuesday supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St. It will feature Italian beef sandwiches, potato salad, broccoli...
United Wayto Sponsorits Largestbook Drive
Byline: United Way of Lake County submission United Way of Lake County and Bernie's Book Bank are sponsoring the county's largest book drive this summer called Page it Forward. The goal is to collect 100,000 books for low-income children in Lake...
Until Cubs Quit Being Cubs, Ricketts Is Open to Ridicule
Maybe Cubs' chairman Tom Ricketts would be more credible if the Cubs ever won three straight games this season. It'll be awhile, at least three more days, after the Yankees beat the Cubs 10-4 Sunday night in Wrigley Field. As usual in what now...
U.S. Open
U.S. Open Bethesda, Md. At Congressional Country Club (Blue Course) Yardage: 7,574; Par: 71 Purse: $8 million Sunday's results Final round (a-amateur) Rory McIlroy, $1,440,000 65-66-68-69--268 Jason Day, $865,000 ...
Warning Signs May Help Identify Autism Earlier
Byline: Lauran Neergaard Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A simple checklist that parents fill out in the waiting room may help doctors someday screen for warning signs of autism as early as a baby's first birthday. San Diego pediatricians tested...
Weekend Powerboat Competition Lives Up to Its Name
Byline: Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com Nine tunnel boats lined up in their starting positions Sunday on the edge of the Fox River in Elgin. Their drivers were primed and ready to take off on the most important race of the...
Weighing Cancer Risks a Challenge
Byline: Associated Press You're sitting in a freshly drywalled house, drinking coffee from a plastic foam cup and talking on a cellphone. Which of these is most likely to be a cancer risk? It might be the sitting, especially if you do that a...
What a Waste
Nobody probably noticed it because Jay Cutler was being treated like the New York Giants personal pinata, but that same night last October the Cubs beat Houston for their second straight series win. Keep that moment tucked away for safekeeping....
What Metra's Paying for Spin Control
Talk isn't cheap at least when it comes to Metra's public relations consultants. The agency has paid more than $403,000 to Culloton Strategies, a communications firm, since April 2010. And it's expected to spend additional money on PR consultants...
Winds Challenge Crews Battling Western Wildfires
Byline: Bob Christie Associated Press PHOENIX -- Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and...
World & Nation in 60 Seconds the World the Nation
Shelling kills Yemen militants: SANAA, Yemen -- Government forces in Yemen killed 12 al-Qaida-linked militants in shelling attacks Sunday, officials said. Militants are taking advantage of internal strife in Yemen to overrun parts of the country....
You Could Say That Richard Kostopoulos Has His Head in the Cloud
You could say that Richard Kostopoulos has his head in the Cloud. More accurate, though, is that Kostopoulos is finding room for everyone in the Cloud. As president of Warrenville-based NewGen Business Solutions, Kostopoulos has focused his business...
You News When All Else Fails, Give Ham Radio a Go
Byline: Submitted by Palatine EMA On Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Palatine Emergency Management Agency's ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Radio Amateur Emergency Service...