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 6, 1996

1996-97 Student Council Voted In
Byline: Leighton Cramer More than 60 student council members voted April 17 for the Jacobs student council executive board for the 1996-97 school year. Out of about 15 people running for the five positions, Adam Guzzi was chosen president. with...
7 Bloomingdale Artists in Contest
Byline: Adeline Dobbins The works of seven Bloomingdale artists were accepted into the juried fine arts competition and exhibition sponsored by the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. Two judges spent several hours examining each of the 110 entries...
Against Mets, Sosa a Smashing Success
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Sammy Sosa is breaking out of his slump - literally. In fact, he's turned into a real pain in the glass for the New York Mets. After ending last Friday's game with a home run, Sosa led off the ninth...
Belfour, Craven Expected to Face Avalanche Tonight
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer It's the Blackhawks who now own home-ice advantage, but it remains to be seen how important that will be as the Western Conference semifinal series with Colorado plays out. "Home ice doesn't mean...
Benefit Falls Short of Goal, but Raises Hope for Future
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer Their dream may not have come completely true, but officials at a Palatine crisis pregnancy center say a recent fund-raiser was a big success. Although they were hoping to raise $76,000 at their...
Be Prepared for Fun, Learning at Scout-O-Rama 'Convention'
Byline: Kelly Womer Daily Herald Correspondent For anyone who has ever wanted a hands-on experience and behind-the-scenes look at the world of Scouting, there's an event that promises to offer more than just tips on knot tying and camping. A...
Bulls Climb on Jordan's Aching Back
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Apparently, the only player not affected by Michael Jordan's sore back Sunday was Jordan himself. Baskets were at a premium, defense was the flavor of the day, and the New York Knicks were close...
Children's Pavilion Opens at Lutheran General Hospital
Byline: Elisabeth Carrel Daily Herald Staff Writer The $20 million Victor Yacktman Children's Pavilion opened at the east end of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge last month. It serves more than 3,500 pediatric inpatients and 100,000 outpatients...
Construction Keeps Traffic Idling through Arlington
Byline: Robert C. Herguth Daily Herald Staff Writer Major road and utility projects are continuing this week in Arlington Heights. The following are details on the projects and how they shape up over the next week and beyond: Arlington Heights...
Daley Wants Teachers to Lead Return of Middle Class
Byline: Bill Granger Daily Herald columnist Bill Granger joined Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in the mayor's city hall office to talk about Daley's ideas for luring the middle class back to Chicago. In the first of four parts, Granger reports Daley's...
Dist. 108 Says No More Nonresidents
Byline: Joel Palmer Daily Herald Staff Writer The pinch of rising enrollment has prompted the Lake Park High School District 108 board to end its policy of allowing nonresident students to attend. The board recently approved the change as it...
Dist. 211 to Court Adults through Education Expo
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Staff Writer Known for churning out national merit scholars and above average ACT scores, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 also wants people to know about its adult massage and tap dancing classes. ...
Dist. 46 May Give Firm More Work
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Staff Writer Burnidge Cassell Associates, the architectural firm that has designed the first three new schools of Elgin Area Unit District 46's construction plan, is up for more work in the school system. District...
Dist. 73 Head Gets to Know Students 'Dr. Joe' Visits 4th-Grade Class
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent The questions Hawthorn Intermediate School fourth-graders recently asked Youssef Yomtoob may have been just as challenging as those posed by the school board members who hired him in February. ...
Dist. 95 Makes Commitment to Develop New Curriculum
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer Large scale school changes take time and money and Lake Zurich Unit District 95 is using both to provide students with a more exciting academic environment. While students may be enjoying lazy...
Editorials
Creative idea to cut teen smoking As you are reading this, 136 teenagers are getting out the lumber for their coffins. That is how many young people become regular smokers each day in Illinois. Smoking by teens is at its highest level in 16 years....
Elgin-Based Henkel Adhesives Corp. Begins Building Addition
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer Construction is in full swing on a building addition that will more than double the size of the Henkel Adhesives Corp. facility in Elgin. Henkel, manufacturer of water and solvent-based adhesives,...
Fair Explores Psychology's Complex Issues
Byline: Carolyn C. Armistead Daily Herald Correspondent Would most people vote for a charismatic candidate who avoids the issues or a less-interesting candidate who takes a stand? Would women find "Monty Python" or "Snow White" more humorous?...
Family Matters
Oh, to be like the Cleavers Today's women tend to snicker a bit when they think of perky June Cleaver and her '50s counterparts. But here's a news flash: Some 43 percent of modern mothers wouldn't mind turning back the clock to the 1950s, when moms...
Finding the Perfect Gift for Mother's Day
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer Your mother already has enough picture frames to outlast a lifetime of snapshots. You just bought her yet another sweater for Christmas, and last Mother's Day, it was the bottle of perfume that still...
Firefighters to Spread Word about Fire Safety at Festival
Byline: Larry Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer Thousands of school children will be getting up close and personal with fire and its dangers this week. The Mount Prospect Fire Department is sponsoring the annual Children's Fire Safety Festival...
First-Graders, Older Kids Team Up in Writing Class
Byline: Jenny Mitrenga Incorporating real-life teaching into classroom instruction, Wheeling High School junior and senior Honors Advanced Writing students took part in the first Windsor Elementary School exchange program. On April 18, 25 first-graders...
Flu Bug Bites, but Cubs' Starters Return to Lineup
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer The flu bug is still running through the Cubs' clubhouse, but manager Jim Riggleman went with a regular lineup Sunday. "We've still got some guys under the weather, but they'll play," Riggleman said....
Hawks Look to Regain Series Edge in Game 3
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Dropping Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series with Colorado isn't the end of the world for the Blackhawks. But if they don't learn from what went wrong in their ugly 5-1 defeat and...
High School Students Get Real Life Experience with Mock Wedding
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer It was anything but a traditional wedding. The bride was chosen after names were drawn from a hat and the best man filled in for the groom because he missed class. It was all part of a lesson...
Honor Roll
Wauconda High School Wauconda High School announces the following students have been named to the third quarter honor roll. 4.0 or better Seniors: Emma-Rose Bancroft, Mark Buisson, Sandra Engelking, Vesna Giurgiev, Troy Remelski, Kurt Rohlwing,...
IDs May Be Answer to Dist. 300 Safety Concerns
Byline: Ray Minor Daily Herald Staff Writer Safety concerns and crowded hallways are causing two Dundee Unit District 300 high schools to look at requiring students and staff members to wear identification badges next year. Dundee-Crown High...
In Politics, Words Can Speak Louder Than Acts
Byline: Jack Mabley Political attack ads, or negative ads, don't say "elect me." They say "don't elect the other guy because he's bad." The public detests political attack ads. But unfortunately they seem to work in the short term. Advertising...
In the Air
Tube talk: The old sweeps-month TV news adage that "if it bleeds it leads" has been replaced by a new one: "If it's got anything to do with the Bulls, push everything else to the back burner." That's the modus operandi at WMAQ Channel 5, anyway, where...
Jordan Pain in the Back -- to Knicks
Byline: Mark Alesia Daily Herald Sports Feature Writer Oh, his aching back. Score during the first quarter: Michael Jordan 15, New York Knicks 13. Oh, this could be big trouble. Score at the end of the game: Jordan 44, Rest of the Bulls...
Jordan Proves His Point Again
Byline: Mike Imrem Michael Jordan is funny like this. Funny how? Funny unlike Dennis Rodman. Jordan has this uncanny ability to attract attention without slapping on mascara and lipstick. He can make headlines by crossover dribbling...
Junior Miss Category Added to Pageants in Libertyville
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer This year's Libertyville beauty pageants are introducing a new category and location. A Junior Miss pageant has been added to the Little Miss and Miss Libertyville pageants. All three pageants will...
Kansas City-Based Investor Buys Addison Distribution Center
Byline: Elisabeth Carrel Daily Herald Staff Writer Kessinger/Hunter and Co., a Kansas City, Mo.-based real estate investment and development firm, has bought the 142,800-square-foot distribution center at 333 S. Swift Road in Addison, formerly owned...
Kiss Those Glasses Goodbye New Laser Surgery Helps Correct Mild to Moderate Nearsightedness - in a Flash
Byline: Gordon Walek Daily Herald Staff Writer For the 60 million nearsighted people in the U.S. who can't see their alarm clocks without groping for spectacles, the TV advertisements suggest a dream come true. Stop by the XXX Vision Center, shine...
Knicks Not Interested in Consolation Prizes
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer The team that was deemed too far past its prime to compete with the Bulls, instead kept a nervous United Center crowd on the edge of their seats Sunday. The New York Knicks, however, are unimpressed....
Knicks Organize Search Party to Round Up Starks' Rhythm
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer It wasn't hard to identify what was missing for the Knicks on Sunday - any kind of offense from John Starks. The Knicks shooting guard apparently left his shooting touch in Cleveland. In game...
Kuilan's Blast Powers Cougars Past Lansing
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Sports Writer With two Cougars on base and two outs in the sixth inning of a 1-1 tie Sunday, Kane County catcher Hector Kuilan stepped into the batters' box and felt right at home. The Lansing reliever was Jose Santiago,...
Kukoc Struggling from Afar but Stays Confident
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Toni Kukoc is 18 of 45 from the field in the playoffs, and 1 of 20 from 3-point range. Those numbers are not representative of Kukoc's talent, and he knows it. "The shots are wide open," said Kukoc,...
Library Works to Keep Pantry Shelves Stocked
Byline: Alysia Tate Daily Herald Staff Writer Most area residents know that feeding one's family is a year-round project. But many forget that when they make donations to area food pantries, says Thelma Talamantes, director of Meadows Community...
Lieutenant Wants to Make a Difference
Byline: S.A. Mawhorr Daily Herald Staff Writer Ed Kopman has been a Carol Stream police officer for nearly 24 years. He got into the business because he wanted to make a difference in the lives of people. "I wanted to deal with a lot of people,"...
Little Ladies Get Dolled Up for Tea Party
Byline: Carolyn C. Armistead Daily Herald Correspondent No tea was served during the recent Little Madam's Tea Party in Naperville, but the refined young ladies who sipped orange juice and nibbled delicately on cookies and strawberries didn't seem...
Local Letter Carriers to Pick Up More Than Mail
Byline: Dale Duda Daily Herald Correspondent On Saturday, letter carriers throughout Naperville will deliver their usual tonnage of junk mail, newspapers, catalogs, bills and that very occasional letter from a friend. But they'll also join with...
Locals Encouraged to Make Case for Lower Speed Limit
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer A resident of Barrington's Eastwood subdivision told village officials about extenuating circumstances and public safety concerns that point to a need to reduce the speed limit there from 30 to 20...
'Love Letters' to Benefit JCC Children's Programs
Byline: Ruth Silverman "Love Letters" (the play) is a labor of love for its two stars. Dr. Bill Rutenberg, a Long Grove pediatrician, and Dr. Laura Greene, a Lincolnshire psychotherapist, will don their non-equity actor hats when they appear at...
Magrane Roughed Up in Final Tuneup
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer NEW YORK - It wasn't much of a tuneup, but Joe Magrane says he's ready to return to the starting rotation. The 31-year-old left-hander, a former starter with St. Louis and California, is scheduled...
Man Injured in Accident Gets Help from Friends
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer When Eric Morgan was severely injured in a motorcyle accident last month, he needed brain surgery. But he had no health insurance to pay for the expensive procedure. So out of kindness and concern,...
Museum's Shows Offer Plane, Car Buffs Best of Both Worlds
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer Three weeks ago, Frank Ochoa Jr. was flying a Hercules C-130 in Bosnia. On Sunday, the Air Force reservist was in his plane, but the mission wasn't quite as dangerous. "I've been showing a lot...
Naperville Corner Grocery Stocks Plenty of Friendly Service
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer Bertha Mengedoth has seen a lot of changes during the past 40 years in Naperville. One thing that's stayed the same, though, is her favorite place to shop for groceries - Kreger's Central Food Store....
Nun Helps Fight AIDS, Oppression in DuPage
In a population widely classified as "low-risk" to contracting AIDS, it might be easy for people in the suburbs to turn away from news or information about the disease. But an appearance this week by the founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial...
Obituaries
C. Paul Carlstedt Services for C. Paul Carlstedt, 68, of Mount Prospect, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Grace Lutheran Church, Euclid Avenue and Wolf Road, Mount Prospect. He was born May 3, 1928, in Chicago. He died Friday, May...
Obituaries
LeGrand J. "Lee" Field Jr. Services for LeGrand J. "Lee" Field Jr., 78, of The Holmstad in Batavia, formerly of North Aurora and Hazel Crest, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia....
Obituaries
Ferne L. Jorgensen Services for Ferne L. Jorgensen, 83, of Crystal Lake, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake. The Rev. Gary R. LaCroix will officiate. She was born March 10, 1913, in Huntley, the daughter...
Paint-a-Thon Volunteers Give Seniors a Hand
Byline: Melissa Ramsdell Daily Herald Staff Writer If you're handy with a paintbrush or your house could use a touch up, the Paint-a-thon people are at it again this year. They're taking applications from senior citizens who would like to have...
Palatine Township to Take over Upkeep of Hillside Cemetery
Byline: Alysia Tate Daily Herald Staff Writer Several of Palatine's founders will soon have their final resting place in Palatine Township, thanks to a recent vote by a group of township residents. Remembering the former residents is just one...
Park District's Indoor Pools Make First Big Splash
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer The weather might be a bit chilly for an outdoor swim, but the Streamwood Park District has just the solution. Their indoor pools are open today for the first time. "We're all very excited,"...
Passer-By Saves Father, Son from Fire Officials Seeking Rescuer's Identity
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer A passer-by stopped, pounded on doors, broke windows and injured himself rescuing a Streamwood family from their burning home early Sunday. The unidentified man was praised by firefighters,...
PBS Gets Swept Away by Natural Disasters
Byline: Ted Cox PBS - yes, PBS - gets caught up in sweeps-month turmoil tonight, believe or not with a nature special, of all things. It's called "Savage Skies," and if it appeared on the Fox network it would probably be outfitted with a sensational...
Physically Disabled Students Take Their Turn on the Floor
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Staff Writer Their high school athletic pursuits usually are limited to keeping score or cheering for their able-bodied classmates. At least once a year at Palatine High School, however, the physically disabled...
Preparing for Disasters in the Suburbs Crews Test Skills at Drill
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer Roshni Thakker, a 15-year-old Buffalo Grove High School sophomore, wanted to test herself before becoming intimately involved in tragedy. Sunday's mass casualty disaster drill in Des Plaines...
Prospect Kids Dim Lights for 'King and I' Musical
Byline: Jean Murphy Students at Prospect High School will present one of the most beloved and enduring musicals of all time "The King and I" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday in the school's theatre, 801 W. Kensington Road. On Saturday...
Real Estate Transfers
BARTLETT Property transfers listed in area communities for the period of March 28 through April 3, 1996. $204,990, 2063 Norwich Dr., Centex Homes to Dzung and Jennifer Vo, April 1. $200,441, 140 Troutman Dr. Centex Homes to Spencer H. and...
Real Estate Transfers
Property transfers listed in area communities for the period of March 15 through 29, 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...
Real Estate Transfers
Recent property transfers around the Fox Valley: Algonquin $231,611, 1 Fieldcrest Court, Algonquin 60102, 19-29-400-023, 024, Pulte Home Corp. to Chris J. Nichols, April 16. $227,000, 470 Flora Drive, Algonquin 60102, 19-32-200-009, United...
Relay for Life Expecting Good Student Turnout
Byline: Ryan Dai Hoffman Estates High School's track field has hosted numerous races in the past, but the track will host a different kind of race this month - a race for life. The American Cancer Society will host its inaugural Relay for Life...
Road Not a Rocky Place for Avalanche
Byline: Jim Wojciechowski Daily Herald Sports Writer It won't be greeted by adoring fans waving white pompons or holding large "White out" signs like at McNichols Arena, but the Colorado Avalanche figures to be at ease just the same at the United...
Rozycki to Return to the Administration Side of District 211
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Staff Writer Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211's central offices ought to have a revolving door for Robert Rozycki. Two years after leaving an assistant superintendent post in the district's G. A....
Run's Rules Are Made to Be Broken
Byline: Mike Burke Daily Herald Staff Writer The rules for an upcoming running competition in Wheaton will be as unusual as the fund-raiser itself. The first rule for the Gaede's Wheaton Youth Outreach Fun(d) Run is fast running is not allowed....
School Technology Center Earns State Award
Byline: Kendra Wu The Elk Grove High School Center for Applied Technology recently received an award for excellence from the Illinois Technology Education Association. The association selects one school in each state for this award based on the...
Seniors Take Tests to Get Head Start at College
Byline: Rory Eastburg For seniors at Libertyville High School, May symbolizes the end of four long years of high school. At this time, many students see few responsibilities left for them at Libertyville and seem to be waiting to graduate. However,...
Services vs. Familiar Smiles Some Consumers Sorry to See Small Banks Taken over While Others Welcome Upgrades
Byline: David Roeder Daily Herald Business Writer William Gooch Jr. remembers the day in 1993, not long after he opened his Community Bank of Elmhurst, when a first-time customer walked in and froze in her tracks. The woman, whom Gooch knew from...
Sox' Offensive Slump Continues
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer NEW YORK - Where is all of this non-pitching all of baseball is talking about? The White Sox would like to find it. The Sox looked like they were intent on snapping out of a serious offensive...
Students Give 8th-Graders Writing Help
Byline: Danelle Hlavacek Some juniors and seniors at Elgin High School are sharing their time and their experience with middle school students by teaching them the basics of creative writing. The goal is to give the younger kids a foundation for...
Suburban Residents Celebrate Jewish Homeland at Walk with Israel
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Thousands of miles away from Israel, hundreds of suburban residents marched through morning rain Sunday to support the Jewish homeland. Jewish residents from 14 suburban congregations as far...
Summer Hairdos 'Coming Up and Coming Off'
Byline: Beth Wilson Daily Herald Staff Writer Ready for a good hair day? Bag the shag and select something shorter, looser, easier. At least that's what DuPage County hairstylists are saying. Hot summer hairstyles are short and soft. "It's hair...
Teenagers Spend Day at Village Hall
Byline: Larry Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer Three high school students got a chance to see something of Mount Prospect they knew little or nothing about - village government. The three participated in the village's first Youth in Government...
Village Gives More Officers Shot at Supervisory Position
Byline: Vince Galloro Daily Herald Staff Writer With the retirement of a long-serving police commander set for this month, the Streamwood Police Department is looking for more than a few good men to apply for the supervisory position. The impending...
Visitors Bureau to Open Its Doors to Residents
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Staff Writer Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau officials are inviting residents into their Main Street office for a peek at the bureau's operations. "We want the general public to understand how it (the...
Volunteers Keep Arboretum Blooming
Byline: M.J. Porter Daily Herald Staff Writer Frank Reidy has seen the turtles hatch and watched as they stumbled to the river for their initial plunge. And he's seen baby ducks and geese. He's even spotted a coyote. Reidy, 73, is a volunteer...
Voting Project Boosts Awareness
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Staff Writer America is the world's most revered democracy, yet only 55 percent of its voting age citizens cast ballots in the last presidential election. Meanwhile, citizens of countries with more oppressive...
West Chicago Man Pulls Victim from 2nd Floor of Burning House
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer The firefighting drills Daniel Jeffery endured in the U.S. Navy years ago might have saved a West Chicago man's life Sunday. Jeffery, a 40-year-old West Chicago resident, rescued a 30-year-old...
Woodfield Looking for Ways to Attract Even More Visitors
Byline: Bill Cole Daily Herald Staff Writer Woodfield Shopping Center's status as a huge tourist draw is unchallenged. Visitors come from all over the world for the shopping. But what the Greater Woodfield Convention & Visitors Bureau wants...