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 April 7, 1996

[0] A Time to Reconnect Churches Embracing Wayward Christians
Byline: Robert McCoppin and Steve Warmbir Daily Herald Staff Writers Despite the packed pews and snarled parking lots today at many churches, the lapsed Christians who show up for Easter services today may be in for a surprise. They might actually...
[0] Obituaries
Leone H. Arneson Funeral services for Leone H. Arneson, (nee Kundmann), 93, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6705 Northway, Greendale, Wis. Private interment will be in Arlington Park Cemetery....
[1] A Time to Reconnect Churches Embracing Wayward Christians
Byline: Steve Warmbir and Susan Sarkauskas Daily Herald Staff Writers Despite the packed pews and snarled parking lots today at many churches, the lapsed Christians who show up for Easter services today may be in for a surprise. They might actually...
[1] Obituaries
Steve J. Sterba Private family services for Steve J. Sterba, 78, of Elgin, will be held Monday, April 8 in Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. The Rev. Balzer will officiate. He was born Nov. 6, 1917, the son of Steve J. and Tillie (nee Zabran) Sterba....
Adoptive Parents, Kids Cruise Down Runway
Byline: Kelly Womer Daily Herald Correspondent As they walked down the runway showing off the latest fashions for spring and summer, the 28 women, men and children shared more in common than their new outfits and some first-time stage jitters. ...
A Time to Reconnect Churches Embracing Wayward Christians
Byline: Steve Warmbir Daily Herald Staff Writer Despite the packed pews and snarled parking lots today at many churches, the lapsed Christians who show up for Easter services today may be in for a surprise. They might actually feel pretty comfortable...
A Time to Reconnect Churches Welcome Christians Who Have Kept Away
Byline: Robin Mohr Daily Herald Staff Writer Today, as Lake County ministers celebrate the holiest of Christian holidays, they'll encounter churches filled with faces they barely recognize. Whether it's to satisfy a spiritual hunger, connect...
Barrington's Smith Wins 300 at H-F
Byline: Reggie Gorski Daily Herald Correspondent Forget the biting cold and any jitters attached to the first weekend of outdoor action. Area teams produced several sparkling performances at Saturday's Homewood Flossmoor Invitational. Palatine...
Bears Need Young Depth from Upcoming Draft
Byline: John Mullin The NFL draft is just two weeks away, and it is difficult to envision a scenario in which the Bears would not take a cornerback with their first-round pick. It was an unmet top priority in free agency. But cornerback is just...
Bulls-Magic More Than an Exhibition
Byline: Kent McDill When the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic at Orlando Arena last week, the Magic players were disappointed because it looks bad to lose to a 29-45 team at home. But Bulls coach Phil Jackson was also a little disappointed....
Bulls Officials Caught off Guard by Demand for Playoff Tickets
Byline: Steve Warmbir Daily Herald Staff Writer At 4 a.m. Saturday, West Dundee resident Bobbie Rohlf got up and headed to Chicago, hoping to buy Bulls tickets for her basketball-crazy grandson. "We had really wanted to give our grandson a special...
Bunnies Take Back Seat at Pet Parade Dogs, Goldfish Stars of Glen Ellyn Easter Festivities
Byline: Anne Schmitt Daily Herald Staff Writer Dogs, a ferret and even goldfish joined the Easter festivities Saturday in Glen Ellyn. In all, 76 pets and about 200 people took part in Glen Ellyn's Easterfest pet parade hosted by the chamber of...
Care Facility Fund-Raiser a Well-Known Culinary Event
Byline: Timothy J. Tuomey Daily Herald Correspondents and Magdalene Wise Tuomey Spring finds Mount St. Joseph in the culinary limelight. Located in Lake Zurich, it's famous for a most eclectic St. Joseph Table. Thousands throng the grounds...
Cary-Grove Sweeps, St. Ed Sputters
Byline: Jim Wojciechowski Daily Herald Sports Writer What difference does seven games make? It was fairly obvious in Cary-Grove's non-conference double-header sweep of visiting St. Edward Saturday. Cary-Grove, playing its 10th and 11th games,...
Celebrate Sundays with Library's Many Programs
Byline: Gwen Jader Cook Memorial Library will conclude a four-part series of programming for parents and children at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14 with a family cookout at the Libertyville Civic Center. Colleen Campbell will show families how to prepare...
Center Gives Teens Something Better to Do
Byline: Heather King Teens, are you looking for something to do tonight? The Glen Ellyn Youth Center may be able to provide a diversion or two. Roughly one night a month, the Glen Ellyn Youth Center holds a dance at Glenbard West High School...
Chargers Third at Conant Relays
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Dundee-Crown junior Vince Neil had already put in enough work for a full day. Still, he approached coach Tom Smith about doing even more Saturday at the 14th annual Conant Relays. Neil ran a...
Chelios Deserving of MVP Consideration
Byline: Tim Sassone Craig Hartsburg brought it up about a month ago and the other night in Toronto. Steve Dryden, the editor of the Hockey News, mentioned it in the press box at Maple Leaf Gardens. Is Chris Chelios, asked Dryden, the NHL's most...
Children - and Their Parents - Get Head Start on Easter Bunny Park Districts Host Traditional, Non-Traditional Hunts
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent They were armed with baskets, bags and buckets. The better to scoop up the candy, they said. "You run as fast as you can, and grab," said Ashley Redding, 8, of Arlington Heights. "The best...
CL South Tips Marengo on Thompson's Round-Tripper
Byline: Samantha Farlow Daily Herald Correspondent It's what many people dream about, but few ever get the chance to do. Crystal Lake South's Adam Thompson had his chance Saturday afternoon when he stepped to the plate against Marengo with the...
Club Helps Pupils Learn to Preserve Resources
Byline: Valerie Breslin Montini Catholic Environmental Club members say that preserving the planet is important. The purpose of this club is to make students more aware of nature and the resources surrounding them. Volunteers from each grade...
Conant's Strong at Home Again
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Conant got the ideal result for the 13th time in its 14th annual relay meet despite less-than-ideal circumstances. The Cougars won 14 of 19 events to finish with 166 points and continue their...
Crisis Center Offers More Help to Victim-Survivors
Byline: Susie McCall Crisis center offers more help to victim-survivors In yet another step towards providing assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence, A Safe Place, Lake County Crisis Center, has expanded its court...
Cubs Fall Flat in Loss to Dodgers
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer The way things have been going lately, Saturday was just one more ho-hum day at the old ballpark. On another frost-bitten afternoon, 24,428 spectators watched the Los Angeles Dodgers snap a four-game...
Cultural Council Rolls out Red Carpet for Business, Artists, Volunteers
Byline: Alysia Tate Daily Herald Staff Writer From the hand-painted bookmarks near their plates to the sculptures sprouting from their tables, friends of the Northwest Cultural Council recently celebrated another year in style. A mime greeted...
ECC's Business Conference Center Exceeding Expectations
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer Opened just over a year, the Business Conference Center at Elgin Community College is gaining a reputation as the best training facility in the Fox Valley. Like the Galvin Center at Motorola in Schaumburg,...
Editorials
Score one against the tobacco giants For years, smokers and their families have sued tobacco companies because of the sickness and death that cigarettes visited on them. And for years, the nation's tobacco companies have stood shoulder to shoulder,...
Eggs, Bunnies, Baskets Find Some Roots in Religion
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer Nibbling on chocolate bunnies, dyeing eggs, filling baskets - all undeniable Easter traditions. But many people may not know why pastel rabbits and jelly beans saturate the religious observance...
Elgin Takes Advantage of Jacobs
Byline: David Oberhelman Daily Herald Correspondent Charity begins at home. At least at Elgin's home field, where the Maroons led a charmed life Saturday in a double-header sweep over Jacobs. In the opener, the Maroons and pitcher Curtis Evans...
Elgin Youngsters Get a Hop on Easter Egg Hunts Draw Hundreds to Parks
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer Elgin parks officials used to put all their eggs into one basket when planning the city's Easter egg hunt. This year, they decided two baskets would work better. The parks and recreation department...
Fernandez, Sox Brush Aside Angels
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. - For eight innings Saturday night, Alex Fernandez was pitching like a fine painter. The White Sox' right-hander blended his pitches to perfection and made the Angels' hitters look...
Florida, Links Beckon Woodfield Shoppers
Byline: Mikus & Warmbir Two new stores at Woodfield Shopping Center in Schaumburg target the shopper looking to unwind. With much of today's work force spending longer hours at the office, Golf America and Florida Vacation Store are two businesses...
Fremd, Barrington Have Strong Tennis Debut
Byline: Howard Schlossberg Daily Herald Correspondent It's only the first week of the boys tennis season, but already Fremd and Barrington are laying some championship-caliber credentials on the table. On Saturday, the Vikings finished second...
Glenbard E. Gets First-Hand Look at Rolling Meadows' Strength
Byline: Bryan rnes Daily Herald Correspondent Rolling Meadows just keeps rolling out the pitching gems. With a staff as deep as the Grand Canyon, the Mustangs - last summer's state runners-up - are among the leading candidates for a spring state...
Going Places
Do you pretend to be a duck liver lover? You think it makes you look continental, so you choke down foie gras whenever you're dining with folks you want to impress, eh? Well you're off the hook. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)...
Hersey Posts Pair of Shutouts
Hersey's pitching was in top form on Saturday afternoon as the Huskies posted a pair of shutout victories, beating Evanston 6-0 and Gordon Tech 10-0 in six innings. Andy Hixson (2-1) was the game one winner. He allowed 3 hits, struck out 12 and...
Hoffman Breaks out against Stevenson
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent On a day when the sun was shining while snow was falling over Hoffman Estates' soccer field, it seemed a perfectly bizarre and fitting setting for the way this weekend went for the host Hawks. ...
Huskies Win Title at Barrington
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent From the opening-match win over DuPage Valley co-favorite Wheaton North, Naperville North's volleyball team blasted its way to the Barrington tournament championship. The undefeated Huskies (9-0)...
Inflation Still Non-Factor in '96
Remember inflation? It hasn't been an economic factor for years and shouldn't be during 1996, said Michael Moskow, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Speaking Thursday to a conference at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Moskow predicted...
Inside & Out
Wildflower, you make my heart sing Got a few weeks of vacation time that needs to be matched up with your dream of running barefoot through fields of wildflowers? National Wildflower Research Center to the rescue with two wonderful - albeit pricey...
Jerry Reinsdorf, It's Time
Byline: Scot Gregor ANAHEIM, Calif. - This is probably going to cost me my free-meal ticket at Comiskey Park. And I'll probably have to pay for parking. In an unsecured lot. But, in this space, you have to call 'em like you see 'em, no matter...
Kids Scour Furniture Store, Park in Hunt for Easter Eggs, Prizes Local Businesses Provide Hunters with Goodies
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Local businesses played the Easter bunny Saturday, treating children to candy and prizes in egg hunts in both Libertyville and Lake Zurich. Capaccio Bros. Inc., a furniture store in Lake Zurich,...
Kustra: High-Tech Advances Reducing School Inequities
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - Has high technology narrowed the gaps in funding between school districts? Lt. Gov. Bob Kustra thinks so. He's convinced, in fact, that technology has even eliminated the need for the...
Libertyville Sweeps Niles North
Pat Thompson and Ray Quick continued to roll at the plate as Libertyville swept a non-conference double-header at Niles North 11-0 and 10-2 on Saturday. Game one lasted five innings. In the two contests, Thompson went 5-for-7 with 5 runs scored,...
Loss to Ft. Wayne Drops Cougars to 0-2
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Sports Writer One step at a time, that's how Kane County will beat this season-opening slump. Following a brutally cold Opening Night in which they managed 2 hits, the Cougars banged out 7 safeties in front of 3,245...
Magadan Hitting in Arizona
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Third baseman Dave Magadan, who is on the disabled list, hit live pitching in Arizona Friday, and Cubs manager Jim Riggleman seemed encouraged by his progress. "He came out of that pretty well,"...
Making Himself Known Sherick Simpson's Rep Grows beyond Elgin Home
Byline: Jim Wojciechowski "I've always said, like when I was going to Elgin Community College, I don't know if people could see my potential or really could see where I was trying to go. I always said to myself once I got out of Elgin people would...
Martin Suffers Multiple Fractures but Damage to Eye Minimal
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. - After being struck under the left eye following a failed bunt attempt Friday night, X-rays and a CT scan revealed that White Sox reserve infielder Norberto Martin suffered multiple...
Mundelein Sweeps Hersey, Barrington Takes 2 from Carmel
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer After watching his career softball record zoom to 2-0 Saturday with a double-header sweep at Hersey, Mundelein assistant Don Miller said being the head coach is a lot harder than it looks. "The coach...
Munoz Replaces Martin
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jose who? That was probably a common initial response Saturday after the White Sox announced that infielder Jose Munoz would be taking Norberto Martin's spot on the 25-man roster....
Naperville Central Win over St. Charles Ends 6-Year Drought
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Correspondent Coming into this season, one fact was crystal clear to Naperville Central's players. After six years of frustration against St. Charles, something had to change. And on Saturday, the frustration...
Obituaries
Carmella M. Alfe Prayers for Carmella M. Alfe, (nee Maresso), 95, of Arlington Heights, and formerly of Chicago, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine...
Only Message from Bulls-Magic Game Is No Messages
Byline: Mike Imrem Messages have a time and place, certainly. Like in sixth-grade science class when a note passes from freckle-faced boy to prematurely endowed girl. Or like in the GOP primaries when voters write in Tori Spelling's name to...
QB Schnur Wants to Help Northwestern 'Finish the Job' in '96
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer Steve Schnur knows what's expected of him now. That's mainly because everybody knows who Steve Schnur is now. Northwestern's fifth-year quarterback will be a target for everybody in the Big Ten....
Real Estate Transfers
Property transfers listed in area communities for the period of February 1 through 20, 1996 as released by the DuPage County Assessor's Office. The transfers are listed by community with sale price, address, seller, buyer and date recorded. BLOOMINGDALE...
Rival Schools to Unite for Good Cause
Byline: Kim Conte Students at Benet Academy in Lisle are joining students from other area high schools to participate in the Super Cities Walk for Multiple Sclerosis on April 14. Locally, the walk is set for along Naperville's downtown Riverwalk....
Show-Stopping Alderman Pulls Fast One on Council
Byline: Renee Trappe Many aldermen, as well as those in the audience, could hardly believe what they were hearing at this week's Des Plaines City Council meeting - that is, until they were reminded that it was April Fools' Day. It all began when...
Some Extra Rest May Preserve Longley's Knees for Postseason
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer ORLANDO - The Bulls could use Luc Longley in the middle against Shaquille O'Neal today if O'Neal decides to play. But the Bulls figure they need Longley more against O'Neal in the playoffs. Longley...
Stevenson Bears Down, Remains Unbeaten
Byline: Jason Wermers Daily Staff Writer As chilly winds blew across the field and the sun stayed tantalizingly east of Lake Zurich, Stevenson swept a double-header from the Bears. The Patriots remained undefeated at 10-0 by using steady defense...
Student Council Creates School Spirit
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer What does it take to create school spirit? Ask anyone at Abbott Middle School in Elgin, and the answer probably will be the student council. Named among the best in the state, the group has taken...
Students to Be Honored for Helping Fire Victims
Byline: Jim Baumann Elgin Township officials will recognize two Washington Elementary School students Tuesday night for their efforts at aiding fire victims. Township Supervisor Doug Johnson said trustees will present community service awards...
Style Shows It's Hats off to Women's Movement
Byline: Melissa Ramsdell Daily Herald Staff Writer When Carpentersville resident Gail Simons puts on her Easter bonnet today, she'll have more than 40 hats to chose from. Simons has everything from a Stetson to a flapper's cloche and a veiled...
Teen's in Right Place to Meet a Movie Star
Byline: Diane Rotter Barrington High School senior Jenny Debord from Deer Path Estates just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Of course, her aggressive and outgoing nature didn't hurt matters either. During the filming of the...
The Sky's the Limit at Skylonda You Can Renew Your Spirit by Challenging Your Body
Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie Daily Herald Correspondent Mozart knew about massage. Whenever he found the melody fading, he took himself to a spa to rejuvenate his spirit as well as his body. At times poor and essentially jobless, he retreated to the...
They're Chasing Greatness . . . but Nothing Short of Stanley Cup Will Do for the Red Wings
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer When evaluating the finest teams in NHL history, the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens have often been the stick by which greatness is measured. Led by Hall of Famers Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden, Larry Robinson,...
'This Was the Time' for School Funding Reform, Edgar Insists
Byline: Don Thompson Daily Herald State Government Writer Q. Do you feel betrayed by the leaders? A. "In no way did I ever dream that they were going to refuse hearings or actually come out as they did so quickly because of, I think, the concern...
Tide Turns for Edgar after GOP Balks at Key Proposals
Byline: Don Thompson Daily Herald State Government Writer SPRINGFIELD - The last three weeks may have marked a watershed for Republicans in Illinois. Republicans took control of all aspects of state government little more than a year ago, then...
Tie-Breaker Heartbreak Holds Back Barrington
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent A handful of points or less kept Barrington's volleyball team from escaping pool play in its own tournament Saturday. The Broncos split six games in three two-game matches to go 1-1-1 in the tournament....
Today's Bulls-Magic Match Has Lost Some of Its Appeal
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer ORLANDO - This was supposed to be the most significant regular-season game in NBA history. Now, thanks to recent events, its importance is being questioned. Still, when the Bulls take the floor...
Trade Show Competition Gives City Wake-Up Call
Byline: Laura Janota & Jim Allen It will take more than just building new exhibition space for Chicago to remain the nation's convention capital. When the McCormick Place expansion is completed in 1997, that complex alone will offer 2.2 million...
Videotape Allows Teachers to Evaluate Themselves
Byline: Diane Dassow Daily Herald Correspondent Just as teachers lay down the law for students on the first day of class, principals used to set out their own do's and don'ts for teachers. "You'd get your catalog of sins," said Mike Neis, an...
Waller Hot as Elgin Tops DVC Titlists
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Correspondent Saturday was a statement day for Elgin. And the Maroons made quite a strong one at that. Riding the fireballing right arm of senior Elizabeth Waller and some powerful hitting, Elgin swept defending...
Waller Throws Elgin Past Wildcats Twice
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Correspondent Saturday was a statement day for Elgin. And the Maroons made quite a strong one at that. Riding the fireballing right arm of senior Elizabeth Waller and some powerful hitting, Elgin swept defending...
Week in Review
Babies no longer The former Baby Bells are growing up. A big step in that direction happened with the announced $16.7 billion merger between Pacific Telesis Group and SBC Communications Inc., whose operations include Cellular One in Schaumburg....
Wheaton Academy, St. Francis Split Double-Header for First Wins
Byline: Dave Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer It was a day of firsts at Wheaton Academy. First of all, St. Francis and the host Warriors each won their first game of the young season in a double-header split on a cold Saturday in West Chicago....
Wings May Get Rough Treatment
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Whatever tactics the Blackhawks have used to beat the Detroit Red Wings this season have not worked. So, might the Hawks have something new up their sleeves today when Detroit comes to the United...
With a Little Effort, Gardeners Can Taste Sweet Pea Success
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Midwest gardening If you want to know a lot about sweet peas, just look in old garden books. You'll find pages devoted to this fragrant annual, once as popular as petunias and impatiens are today. Now, after several decades...