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 18, 1996

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[1] Obituaries
Elmer Bader Mass for Elmer Bader, 81, of Palatine and formerly a resident of Mount Prospect for 48 years, will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Raymond Church, Mount Prospect. He was born Aug. 7, 1914, in Chicago. Burial will be in All Saints...
2-Week Traffic Jam Metra Repairs at Elgin Rail Crossings Sure to Slow Traffic over the Fox River
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer Elgin motorists, brace yourselves. For two weeks next month, a pair of the city's major paths across the Fox River will be closed while Metra smooths out the railroad crossings at Highland Avenue and...
Achievers Honored at Fenton
Byline: Christie Hart Daily Herald Staff Writer When Fenton High School students look around at their classmates, do they just see the kid who vomited on the teacher in third grade? Or do they see their fellow students as bound for great things?...
Adult Figure Skaters Share Spotlight in DuPage Club
Byline: John Lemon Daily Herald Correspondent Brian Kureja's hobby isn't popular among people his age, but he's not complaining. Kureja, who works at G.E. Searle, is your typical working American by day, an outstanding figure skater by night....
After Dust Settles, Plan H Stands as the Lone Survivor
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Staff Writer As Bartlett residents and officials continued to make noise about breaking from Elgin Area Unit District 46, a citizens committee Wednesday night again endorsed the border map village residents oppose....
Ambron, Beckford Leave Mark at Driscoll - despite Their Differences
Byline: Dave Miller Fourteen days and counting. That is the time Kristen Ambron and Kirsten Beckford have left at Driscoll before graduation. That is good news for the other schools in the Suburban Catholic Conference, who probably didn't...
Ameritech Chairman Says Company Will Keep Its Focus
Byline: Mark Le Bien Daily Herald Business Writer The telecommunications industry may have turned into a free-for-all, but don't expect Ameritech Corp. to rush into any mergers or acquisitions. At the company's annual meeting Wednesday in Chicago,...
Amid Bulls' Jubilation, Tear Still Fall for a 'Truly Innocent Victim'
Byline: Burt Constable While many folks spent Wednesday jabbering about the Bulls historic 70th win, Rosemary Castillo made the sad pilgrimage to a cemetery in DuPage County to tell her son the news about his killers. "When something happens...
Anger with Fire Board Ignites Push for Trustees' Election
Byline: Bob McKee Daily Herald Staff Writer Some Wheeling Township residents believe that the people who run their fire protection service don't care about what they think. They are angry, for instance, that the Wheeling Township Rural Fire Protection...
Animal Lovers Have Places to Go for a Fix
Byline: Paula Eaton If you're a dog lover, the All New Dog Expo and Craft Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds has something for you. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The fairgrounds is at Route 38 and Randall Road in St. Charles....
Area Stars Abound in City-Suburban Games
Byline: Daily Herald staff report Thirteen members of the Daily Herald All-Area teams will represent Suburban basketball at DePaul's Alumni Hall. Two City-Suburban All-Star basketball games will take place this Sunday. The girls contest begins...
Arlington Train-Safety Group Seeks Fox River Grove Input
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer An Arlington Heights group lobbying for railroad safety wants residents from Fox River Grove and other towns to join their cause. Members of Citizens for a Safer Commute plan to discuss railroad safety...
Authors to Share Their Insights with Students
Byline: Adeline Dobbins Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 students, faculty and volunteers have worked hard to prepare for the Wild Over Words conference Saturday at Lake Park High School in Roselle. Students participating in the conference...
Auto Shop Told to Tune Up Property
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer Palatine's planning, building and zoning committee has given the green light to new owners of a car repair shop on Northwest Highway but want the aesthetics tuned up. The committee tentatively agreed...
Back to Normal West Chicago Residents Thrilled to Celebrate End of Thorium Clean Up
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer Residents along Fremont Street in West Chicago are considering throwing one of those quintessential suburban events - a block party. But they'll be celebrating more than their common street name....
Barrington Groups Seek Way to Mend Community's Fences
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer Board members in Barrington Unit District 220 spent a lot of time this week talking about building a community consensus in the wake of their failed referendum. A group of about 10 community leaders...
Battaglia Would like to Get Tight with Bears
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer NFL teams looking for help at tight end in the draft this year - and the Bears are one of them - are in luck. The 1996 crop is the most talented and athletic in recent memory. Ohio State's Rickey...
Birdhouse Contest Helps Make Museum Plans Fly
Byline: Jean Murphy The Mount Prospect Historical Society will hold its Third Birdhouse Building Competition and Auction at 2 p.m., April 28, at the Dietrich Friedrichs House Museum, 101 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect. The Rev. William Tucker of...
Bulls, Bulls and More on the Bulls
Byline: Bill Granger Bully news: - No riots in Chicago yet to Bulls victory. How's that for a headline? The out-of-town press expecting the worst from the Big Onion can copy. - Alice, a secretary, said: "I didn't watch. My husband was out."...
Carol Stream Boy Honored for Doing the Right Thing
Byline: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah Daily Herald Staff Writer On a sunny Saturday, 12-year-old Justin P. Sobieraj was headed to the DuPage River in Winfield for some fishing when he stumbled upon $1,764 worth of cigarettes strewn across the railroad tracks....
Cary-Grove Tops Jacobs; Dundee Crown Triumphs
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent Cary-Grove used its head to beat Jacobs 3-1 Wednesday in Algonquin. Liz Malmen, Chrissy Ellison and Hanna Palomaki all scored on headers as the Trojans remained undefeated by capturing the Fox...
Chernick's Room of Power Now Bears His Name
Byline: Bill O'Brien Daily Herald Staff Writer For Ronald L. Chernick, it is ironic that he will forever occupy - at least in name - a room in the vast building known as the Charles J. Zettek Municipal Building. After all, the Elk Grove Village...
Children with Problems Need Help Early
Byline: Gail Kuebel Coordinator, DuPage Interagency Council on Early Intervention The first few years of a child's life are the most critical in terms of growth and development. Reaching children early with services essential to development is...
Chorus Proves They're Better Than Roseanne
Byline: Ruth Silverman Remember what happened to Roseanne when she tried to sing our national anthem at a ball game? Her motivation undoubtedly was similar to the one that prompted the BG Singers to submit a tape to the Chicago Cubs, requesting...
Citizens Group Fails to Reach Consensus on Office Building
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer Traffic-weary residents say construction of a proposed office building will limit Naperville's options for future traffic improvements along Naper Boulevard. The city council this week voted to...
City to Build Workout Room for Employees
It won't have all the amenities of a health club, but city employees in West Chicago soon will be able to take advantage of a new workout room. They also will have the benefit of a health consultant to help them fashion personalized exercise programs....
Closing the Books Naperville Libraries' Board Ends Search
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer Donna Dziedzic is like the substitute player who comes into the game at the last minute and ends up winning it for the team. In this case, Dziedzic emerged Wednesday from a crowded field of candidates...
Club's Event to Benefit Scholarship Program
Byline: Jenny Senczysen The Carol Stream Woman's Club is looking forward to its annual candlelight bowling fund-raiser on April 27. Proceeds from this year's event, to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Wheaton Bowl, 2031 Gary Ave., help fund a scholarship...
College of Lake County Students Get a Clue about Sleuthing Techniques
Byline: Jon Marshall Daily Herald Staff Writer Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade and Nancy Drew step aside. The College of Lake County is training a new batch of sleuths to take your place. Seventeen students took the 11-week course Private Investigative...
Conant Edges Hoffman; Schaumburg Topples Meadows
Byline: Mike Brown Daily Herald Correspondent There is an old saying in baseball - it hurts after two. Conant found out just how painful it can be after giving up 4 unearned runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth to fall at Hoffman Estates...
Daily Record
A compilation of DuPage County Circuit Court proceedings of March 15-21. Felony Dispositions - Glenn S. Rabick, 30, 29 W. Drummond, Glendale Heights. Possession of controlled substance: guilty; 24 months probation, court costs/fines, $829. ...
Dance Lessons Students Give 'Ya Mon' to Jamaican Music
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Staff Writer All they needed was a little sand and a warm ocean breeze and students at Longwood Elementary School would have thought they were relaxing on the beach in Montego Bay. Waterhouse, a Chicago-based...
Dean Starts Business Ethics Awards
Byline: DeFotis & Schmitt Wanting to move business ethics from the realm of the oxymoron and textbook theory, Paul Uselding set out to find a way to make ethics concrete for business students. And what could be better for bringing textbook...
Developer Changes Plans for Town Houses
A developer this week bowed to Lisle trustees' wishes and dropped plans for two town houses on the west side of the proposed Hidden Lakes of Lisle development. After much debate, developer Robert Olson agreed to change a six-unit building backing...
Dissension in Task Force's Ranks Finger Pointing 'Inevitable' in Brown's Case
Byline: Dan Rozek and Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writers Police hastily assembled a task force when students attending the University of Florida in Gainesville began falling prey to a knife-wielding killer in 1990. Investigators probing...
Dist. 15 School of the Future Puts Computers to Work in Every Class
Byline: Alysia Tate Daily Herald Staff Writer Like other children their age, first- and second-grade students at Willow Bend Elementary in Rolling Meadows love to draw. For one such student, 8-year-old Travis Dilger, an electronic mouse on a...
Dist. 15 Takes Time to Remember How It Came Together
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer Palatine Unit District 15 commemorated a two-hour, 20-minute board meeting with one that lasted a scant 10 minutes Wednesday night. That 10 minutes was long enough to read into the record the...
Dist. 203 Administrators Boost Request for More Teachers
Byline: Deborah Johnson Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville Unit District 203 officials say they need more teachers for next year than they anticipated just four months ago. Administrators told the school board this week they could use an additional...
Dist. 204 Schools to Teach Anger Management
Byline: Carrie Bordewick Daily Herald Staff Writer Elementary school teachers in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 will learn new ways to teach students to use their minds rather than their might. Armed with an $18,000 state grant to the city...
Dist. 73 Expected to Name Board Member Next Week
Byline: Mark Spencer Daily Herald Staff Writer Hawthorn Elementary District 73 is expected to reveal the name of its newest school board member Monday night. The school board met Tuesday night to interview candidates for a vacancy on the board...
Dist. 89 Hires Own Worker to Help Custodial Contractors
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer A private cleaning firm will get some help keeping Glen Ellyn Elementary District 89 schools in tip-top shape. School board members hired a maintenance director to take some work off the shoulders...
District 203 Parents Likely to See Increase in Activity, Sports Fees
Byline: Deborah Johnson Daily Herald Staff Writer Parents in Naperville Unit District 203 probably will pay more next year for most of their children's after-school activities. The school board's budget committee hammered out a fees proposal...
District 96 Chief Attacks Daniels' 'Scary' School Plan
Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer The head of Buffalo Grove-Long Grove Elementary District 96 blasted the new education funding plan House Speaker Lee Daniels pushed through the House this week. Using strongly critical language,...
District Eyes Bookkeeping Methods
Byline: Alysia Tate Daily Herald Staff Writer They haven't bounced any checks, but they haven't purchased the most efficient kind. The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District may have caught the error, but they found a mistake in a recently prepared...
Downers Grove North Pushes Glenbard W. to Its Best Effort
Byline: Ken Tillotson Daily Herald Correspondent Whenever Downers Grove North started to push, Glenbard West shoved right back. The two state-caliber West Suburban Silver Conference squads brought out the best in each other in Tuesday night's...
Drama Students Dedicate Show to Bombing Victims
Byline: Jocelyn Whitfield Oklahoma will be on the minds of many this week. The tragic bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City a year ago will be remembered by students at Streamwood High School this week. The Drama Club is offering the musical...
Dunleavy Touts Bulls as Best Ever
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer The votes remain split on where the Bulls rank as far as all-time great teams, but Milwaukee coach Mike Dunleavy was not shy in putting his vote squarely in the Bulls' corner. "Obviously, they have...
DuPage County Council Plans Workshop to Tackle Railroad Safety
Byline: Deedra Lawhead Daily Herald Staff Writer DuPage County residents may know of someone killed or maimed by a train. They may have paid a fine for driving or walking around crossing gates. Their homes may be near a crossing where they'll...
Edgar Pays Price for Neglecting Party Boss Role
Byline: Madeleine Doubek Jim Edgar's full head of hair looked a little more gray when he took the podium before nearly 500 Republican backers this week and proceeded to praise the fundraising and leadership skills of GOP state party chairman Harold...
Editorials
New rights that Americans need You mailed your tax forms on time, but you still might be a little nervous. What if you made a mistake, an honest mistake in calculating your return? What if the Internal Revenue Service doesn't believe you made all...
Elgin Group Opposes Potential Deal for Casa Linda Land
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer A group of Elgin business and civic leaders came out Wednesday against a potential scenario in which the city would help the expansion of an east-side car motor recycling business. The New Century Partnership...
End Court Frivolity, New Bar President Says
Byline: Hodson & McCoppin Lawyers often get a bad rap, and the next president of the DuPage County Bar Association thinks he understands part of the reason. A very small percentage of lawyers have given everyone a bad reputation because they...
Energized Hawks Clip Calgary
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Joe Murphy, who earlier this season proclaimed himself a "big-time" player, backed up those words Wednesday night. Murphy scored 2 goals and dished out an assist to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory...
Entry Deadline Nearing for Musical Competition
Byline: Robin Smith Kollman Entries into this year's Young Artists Music Competition are starting to trickle in as the deadline looms just a few days away. "I'd say about 90 percent come in the week before the deadline," James R. Glacking, competition...
Ex-Harper Trustee Establishes Scholarship in Wife's Memory
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Staff Writer John Coste hopes a Harper College scholarship he has set up in honor of his late wife will help others who share his spouse's thirst for learning. Former college trustee and one-time Schaumburg village...
Fernandez Comes Up Aces against Royals
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before being ordained ace starter, there are several hurdles a pitcher must clear. No. 1: Win games your team desperately needs. No. 2: Beat the other team's ace when necessary....
Finance Plan Could Hurt District 23
Byline: Dwayne T. Wong Daily Herald Staff Writer Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 could lose up to $3.1 million if state lawmakers implement Gov. Jim Edgar's school finance plan, said a district official. District 23 Business Manager Rick...
First Inning Fails Dundee-Crown, Again
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Correspondent Woodstock and Lake Zurich are picked as the teams to beat in the Fox Valley Conference this season. If Dundee-Crown could have the first inning back against each of the FVC front-runners, the Chargers...
Food for Thought Eagle Scout's Family Dinners Held Up as Model by Carpentersville Officials
Byline: Melissa Ramsdell Daily Herald Staff Writer When he talks about his son Frank's latest accomplishment - he became an Eagle Scout this month - Frank Petry gives the all the credit to the dinner table. Every night, the Petrys make a point...
Garbage Hauler's Request for Fee Hike Causes Stink
Byline: Jon Krenek Daily Herald Correspondent Roselle trustees are frowning on a proposal by the village's trash hauler to increase garbage-collection rates by 17 percent. Under Browning-Ferris Industries' proposal, monthly residential garbage...
Gay Rights Activists Protest Bill That Would Ban Same-Sex Marriages
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - Joe Laicona traveled from Wood Dale Wednesday to ask a favor of Gov. Jim Edgar and House Speaker Lee Daniels: Don't slap me in the face. The slap in question is a bill in the House of...
German Students Depart with Good Memories
Byline: Heather Merrill Daily Herald Correspondent They're now talking about Elgin all the way across the Atlantic. Seventeen German teenagers have just returned home after spending three weeks in Elgin as part of the German-American Partnership...
Glenbard North Hands Naperville North Its First DVC Loss
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Reports Glenbard North's Rob Van Dinther singled in the bottom of the seventh inning to drive home Joe Grazzini with the game-winning run in the Panthers' 7-6 DuPage Valley Conference win over Naperville North in Carol...
Glenbard North Rallies to Beat Glenbard South Wheaton North Outscores Glenbard East; West Chicago Wins
Byline: Dave Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer Glenbard North coach Jim McKinney is having trouble figuring out his team. One day the Panthers will hit. The next day they won't. Wednesday's game against Glenbard South showed both sides of the...
Glen Hill Students Get Taste of Opera
Byline: Linda Pool This year the Glen Hill Elementary School's Opera for the Young operetta will be "The Bremen Town Musicians" and will be performed on April 25. Through its programs, Opera for the Young aims to introduce students to the art...
Great Game, but What's with All the Empty Seats?
Byline: Mike Imrem The Blackhawks deserved better during their 4-1 victory over Calgary on Wednesday night. Hockey did, too. This is a pretty good hockey team, the Hawks are. Not good enough to win the Stanley Cup, no, but third in their conference...
Great Love for Baseball Keeps Coach in AHYAA
Byline: Eileen Daday This year, Mark Toljanic of Arlington Heights begins his eighth season of coaching seventh- and eighth-grade boys' baseball for the Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association. What's more, he enters his fifth year as an...
Hastert Honored for Backing Business
Byline: Jan White Republican Congressman Dennis Hastert was honored this month by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for steadfastly voting in support of policies crucial to American business. The Chamber award is...
Heart Beat
As I write this letter, send my love to you Dearest readers, we devote today's HeartBeat column to the fine art of writing love letters. What, you say? With e-mail, voice mail and what have you, who writes letters anymore, much less missives...
Hersey, Palatine Battle to 1-1 Tie
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Although they established themselves as a major player in the Mid-Suburban North last year, the Hersey Huskies received an official welcome to the rank of conference contenders by Palatine Wednesday...
Higher Water Rates on Tap with Treatment Plant
Byline: Krystyna Slivinski Daily Herald Correspondent Three years in the making, West Dundee's new water treatment plant is scheduled to go on line next month and with it will come a 32 percent increase in water rates. This week, West Dundee...
Honor Roll
Daniel Wright Junior High School The following students who attend Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lake Forest have been named to the third quarter High Honors and Regular Honors honor roll. High Honors Eighth grade: Mary Aimonovitch,...
Infomercial Host Accused of Running Get-Rich-Quick Scam
Byline: Steve Warmbir Daily Herald Staff Writer If you've ever clicked through television channels late at night, you might have come across Kevin Trudeau, the sincere-looking king of the infomercials, hawking strike-it-rich dreams. On Wednesday,...
Inverness Church Presents Plans to Double in Size
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer Citing tremendous growth in the congregation, representatives of Holy Family Catholic Church Wednesday night unveiled a roughly $5 million expansion plan that would double the size of the only church...
Itasca Offers Lifetime Warranty on Village's New Vehicle Stickers
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer Itasca residents should get used to the new village vehicles stickers - they'll be stuck with them for a while. The new decals will cost $1 for noncommercial vehicles and will be valid for the...
'It's a Way of Life' the Sharing Connection Makes a Difference Every Single Day, Helping Thousands of Needy People
Byline: Lisa Friedman Miner Daily Herald Staff Writer The Sharing Connection's Make A Difference Day project seemed amazing enough: Some 200 volunteers sewed, stacked, sorted and supervised more than a dozen projects that ultimately touched the...
Jasmine's Adventures Continuing
Byline: Jeff Tuckman Aladdin's Princess Jasmine, one of Disney's most-beloved animated heroines, is back on home video in two exciting new volumes of the popular "Princess Collection." The volumes contain two fun and fantasy-filled adventures...
Judge Weighs Testimony in Fight to Suppress Murder Confession
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Staff Writer A Lake County judge is expected to rule Monday whether prosecutors can use their most damning evidence against William Rouse when he stands trial next month for the murders of his parents. Rouse,...
Lake Zurich Takes Key FVC Victory
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Correspondent Woodstock and Lake Zurich are picked as the teams to beat in the Fox Valley Conference this season. If Dundee-Crown could have the first inning back against each of the FVC front-runners, the Chargers...
Lake Zurich Takes Time to Study Sports Center Idea
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer Kits Sports Center is ready to build in Lake Zurich. Now it needs village approval. Kits representatives brought revised plans before a Lake Zurich board committee this week. The plans are...
Lake Zurich to Take Its Time in Approving Sports Center Plans
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer Kits Sports Center developers are ready to build in Lake Zurich. Now the plans need village approval. Kits representatives brought revised plans before a Lake Zurich board committee this...
Lisle Gets 1st Taste of Plans for New Chinese Eatery
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Staff Writer A Long Grove woman is hoping to open a Chinese restaurant at Ogden Avenue and Beau Bien Boulevard in Lisle. Chun Chan, architect for Yuk Chun Yu, presented plans for a 1,500-square-foot restaurant...
Lisle Ready to Celebrate Arbor Day
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Staff Writer Arbor Day has a special meaning for Lisle-area residents. After all, it was the father of Morton Arboretum founder Joy Morton who started the tree celebration more than 100 years ago. So celebrations...
Literary Speakers, Fun Events Highlight Fremd's Inspiring Writers Week
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Staff Writer It wasn't clear if it was a threat or a promise, but shortly after the close of Fremd High School's Writers Week, Tony Romano told fellow organizers, "Next year, we'll have Writers Month." The type...
Local Resident Is Relentless in Her Fight to Disable Injustice
Byline: Dwayne T. Wong Daily Herald Staff Writer In her 67 years, Mae Zimmanck has never learned how to stay quiet. Years ago at an Arlington Heights village board meeting she became frustrated with trustees who weren't taking her argument seriously...
Locals Find City's Uncertainty Straining
Byline: Larry Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer While opponents of a newly-designated redevelopment area assess their next move, Prospect Heights officials are looking for ways to lessen the impact on residents. Alderman Monday approved the creation...
Lombard Lilac Festival in Need of Volunteers
Byline: Sena Krieg Looking for something special to do during Lilac Time? How about volunteering to help show off our beautiful Lilacia Park to visitors? The spectacular 8.5 acre horticultural showplace has a lot to offer - more than 1,200 lilacs...
Lombard Trustees Hope Ethics Code Will Waylay Improprieties
Byline: Kristy Kennedy Daily Herald Staff Writer When Lombard trustees took a vote in January allowing graves to be relocated within Allerton Ridge Cemetery, one board member felt obligated to disclose a personal connection to the burial ground....
Longtime Dist. 16 Administrators Can Cash in Sick Days
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer Administrators in Queen Bee Elementary District 16 will have a chance to use some of their sick days - even if they're healthy. School board members approved a change allowing some district employees...
Magazine Aims to Give Voice to Locals
Byline: Sheri Buttstadt Neighborhood Housing Services has long been a voice of hope and a spark for the revitalization of some of Elgin's most troubled neighborhoods. With the launch of its first news publication, the organization also is giving...
Minister Claims Churches Pay Racial Problems Lip Service
Byline: Mike Burke Daily Herald Staff Writer The church is not doing an adequate job to prevent the proliferation of poverty, violence and crime in the United States, according to a Boston minister who kicked off a Wheaton College conference on...
Mundelein Hands Stevenson NSC Defeat
Byline: Will Arnold Daily Herald Correspondent Stevenson picked the wrong day to forget the fundamentals as visiting Mundelein handed the Patriots a 12-0 thumping in only five innings in North Suburban action Wednesday. The Mustangs hit Stevenson...
Mundelein's Hit Parade Sinks Marengo
Byline: Jason Wermers Daily Herald Correspondent Mundelein took advantage of 7 Marengo errors and sent 24 men to the plate in two innings in rolling to a 16-6 non-conference win Wednesday. The Mustangs (9-7) began the hit-and-error parade in...
Murphy Gives Blackhawks Plenty of Offense in Playoff-Opening Win
Byline: Jim Wojciechowski Daily Herald Sports Writer Joe Murphy provided some much-needed offense in the Blackhawks' 4-1 victory over Calgary Wednesday night in the opening game of their Western Conference quarterfinal. Afterward, the veteran...
Musicians Showcase Their Talents in Concert
Byline: Linda Kurcz Warrenville musicians tooted their horns as featured soloists at the Hubble Middle School Spring Band Concert last week. Douglas Rowley demonstrated his versatile talent as soloist on the alto saxophone as the symphonic band...
Naperville Club Chalks Up Firsts at Last Home Meet
The Naperville Gymnastics Club played host to the Spring Fling last weekend, its last home meet of the year. More than 240 gymnasts participated in the two-day meet. In Level 5, 7- to 8-year-old age division, Colleen Williams had a great meet, scoring...
Navarro Perturbed about April Numbers
Byline: Barry Rozner Daily Herald Sports Writer Jaime Navarro could not hide his frustration Wednesday. With two starts left to make in April, Navarro is still searching for his first win. Twice he's left games with the lead, only to see the...
Navy Veteran Fills Police Vacancy
A 25-year-old Waukegan resident has been hired to fill the vacancy on the Island Lake police department. Andrea Wiggins was sworn in last week, increasing the number of patrol officers to nine. She will soon begin a 14-week training program and...
New Guards to Allow Jail Addition to Open
Byline: Arnold & Kimberly It appears that some Kane County Jail inmates soon might get to see the inside of the addition that was built last fall to ease overcrowding. The 96-bed wing designed to house minimum security inmates has been sitting...
North Barrington Seeks Enumerators
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer Residents of North Barrington, stand up and be counted. And any potential head-counters out there, call the village hall. The village's special census is set to begin by the end of the month....