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 January 2, 1997

[1] Obituaries
Adeline Basile Prayers for Adeline Basile (nee Vivacqua), 94, of Arlington Heights, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect, going to St. Cecilia Church, 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect for 10...
25 Years Later, Toilet Bowl Still Flowing
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer Football is about as much a part of New Year's Day as champagne is on New Year's Eve. But most people prefer to recover from too much of the bubbly the night before by enjoying the gridiron action...
[2] Obituaries
Adeline Basile Prayers for Adeline Basile (nee Vivacqua), 94, of Arlington Heights, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect to St. Cecilia Church, 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect for 10 a.m....
Adoption Brings Worlds Together
Byline: Alysia Tate Daily Herald Staff Writer Carol and Ken Nelson were never so thankful for a pack of peanut butter crackers. Another American traveler in this group of parents trying to adopt children from China had stuck them in a pocket,...
Artist Keeps Memories Alive for Alzheimer's
Byline: Hilary Shenfeld Daily Herald Staff Writer Alice Mumma sewed so many coats, shirts, suits, dresses and other clothing over the years that her daughter didn't have to buy a store-made dress until she was in her 20s and getting ready for her...
Cats Still Counting on a Bright Future
Byline: Mike Imrem ORLANDO, Fla. - A couple minutes remained when Tennessee scored the Citrus Bowl's final points. "S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C," Volunteer fans chanted in celebration of their conference's victory over the Big Ten. Across the field,...
Chili Open Offers Hot Time on Cold Course
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer If Frosty the Snowman played golf, you can bet you would see him at the Crystal Lake Park District's 27th Chili Open golf tournament. Forget about playing on a frozen golf course. Golfers in this...
'Comfy Couch' Cushions Kids' Awakening to the World at Large
Byline: Jeff Tuckman "The Big Comfy Couch" launched the Time-Life Kids series, and was one of the top children's TV shows on PBS. The show, designed for preschoolers, helps them learn about the world around them. The award-winning series shares...
'Corporate Ladder' Types Ring in '97 on Lower Rung
Byline: Burt Constable Our chat about hopes for the new year turns to jobs. "I've got my fingers crossed," a woman tells me. "I'm up for a big demotion at work." You're up for a de-motion? "Oh yes, a big demotion. Less responsibility, less...
County's Newest Residents Arrive in a Timely Fashion First in Line
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Staff Writer It's official: Amanda Hoehne is a born winner. Resting on her laurels - and in her Lake Forest Hospital bassinet - the 8-pound, 4-ounce, 19 1/2-inch baby debuted first in southern Lake County for...
Daily Record
A compilation of DuPage County Circuit Court proceedings of Nov. 29-Dec. 5. felonies - Muriel L. Robinson, 29, 419 Providence, Bolingbrook. Forgery: guilty; 75 days in jail, court costs/fines, $275. - Adam B. Rossal, 21, 7790 Woodward Ave.,...
Districts Start the New Year with Charter School Proposal
Byline: Dwayne T. Wong Daily Herald Staff Writer The first week of 1997 could be an important time for organizers of the charter school proposed for the Northwest suburbs. Then, nine of the 11 school districts targeted by the Thomas Jefferson...
Early Arrival Celebration Just Beginning for First '97 Fox Valley Baby
Byline: Alicia Rioseco Daily Herald Staff Writer Elizabeth Ann Kowalski couldn't wait another week to make her grand entrance. So instead she chose 1:55 a.m. on New Year's Day, making Mary and Ernie Kowalski the proud parents of the first baby...
Editorials
A prescription for marijuana? The debate over medical uses of marijuana would be more enlightening if those speaking most loudly on both sides were guided strictly by medical and legal concerns and not by some other agenda. That, however, may...
Families Unite at End of Kwanzaa Celebrations
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer While most people were ringing in the start of the new year on Wednesday, some also were marking the end of Kwanzaa, a seven-day cultural celebration. Those who participate in the holiday say it is...
Had the Flu Already? Don't Think You're off the Hook
Byline: Bill Cole Daily Herald Staff Writer You coped with a bad cold. You suffered through a lingering flu. Now you're bulletproof for the remainder of the winter, right? Think again. "My concern is this is the earliest we've seen flu in...
Hawks to 'Change Things Around' by Splitting Zhamnov, Amonte
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer It hardly qualifies as a drastic move, but coach Craig Hartsburg will split up linemates Alexei Zhamnov and Tony Amonte tonight when the Blackhawks host Phoenix at the United Center. Zhamnov will...
Heart Beat
For those still caught up in celeb adulation Just what does "most eligible" mean, anyway? Everyone does these surveys including, for our purposes today, Great Expectations, which proclaims it is the country's oldest and largest video introduction...
Here's a Wish List for a Greener New Year
Byline: Dennis Paige As we enter 1997, my wish list for an ecologically sane planet seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. Here are some wishful suggestions to brighten up a "greener light." - Embrace a sacredness of a living Earth, ecological...
In Good Time First Baby of '97 a Welcome Surprise
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer As a nurse, Christine Haugan expected to spend most of this New Year's Eve at the hospital. Her shift ended at 11 p.m. But the expectant mother certainly didn't expect to become a patient that night...
'It Moves Pretty Fast'
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Father Time must be a technology buff. Besides using even faster computers, people in the coming year will use televisions to surf the Net and will store their movies in compact disc cases. ...
It's the Small Things That Make Moms the Happiest
Byline: Melinda Willen Every once in a while our children do things that make us proud. My son did one of those things the other day. It wasn't anything big, just something small. I guess it's the small things that make us moms the happiest -...
Kids Have Fun Connecting with Museum's Infotech Arcade
Byline: Virginia Kenyon Daily Herald Staff Writer The Infotech Arcade. No, you won't find Pac-Man or Donkey Kong here. What you will find is a unique place for kids to expand their minds and have fun doing it. For starters: "Infotech Arcade:...
Lake Park Hockey Players Making Most of What They Have
Byline: Ron Skrabacz Daily Herald Correspondent Lake Park High School varsity hockey coach Terry Jones wants his players to learn more from the sport than just how to play the game. One lesson he wants them to learn is how to make the most of...
Legends Pass Newspapering Gene on to Sons and Daughters
Byline: Bill Granger Bob Herguth Jr. notified me there will be a party Friday night for his dad, Bob Herguth, who is retiring from the Sun-Times. It's for everyone in the papers who ever knew or worked with Bob The First and it's in the Billy Goat,...
Manning Destroys Wildcats' Defense
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. - Minutes after the merciful end of Wednesday's Citrus Bowl mismatch, Jerry Brown looked worse than his Northwestern defensive unit felt. Brown was no more successful in filling the shoes...
Monty Teaches a Few Lessons of His Own
Byline: Robin Smith Kollman Coiled on a heated rock, four-foot-long "Monty" isn't paying much attention to today's science lesson being taught by Rosemary Troxel. Now you know why "Monty," a brown and black ball python nestled in a customized...
Movie-Making Starts Long before the Cameras Roll
Byline: J. Hope Babowice You wanted to know Amanda Baittie, 5, of Vernon Hills wanted to know: How do you make movies? If you have a question you'd like Kids Ink to answer, write Kids Ink, c/o the Daily Herald, 274 Hawthorn Commons Lane,...
New Parks Director Hopes to Give Hoffman Fresh Start
Byline: Kristy Kennedy Daily Herald Staff Writer As the incoming director of the beleaguered Hoffman Estates Park District, Dean Bostrom sees his new place of work as having a clean slate. Bostrom, former director of the Lombard Park District,...
New Year, New Job for New Judge
Byline: Tony Gordon Gurnee attorney Valerie Ceckowski had more to celebrate Tuesday than New Year's Eve as she became the newest member of the bench in the 19th Judicial Circuit. Her honor, 37, learned about 10 a.m. that the sitting circuit judges...
Obituaries
Adeline Basile Prayers for Adeline Basile (nee Vivacqua), 94, of Arlington Heights, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect going to St. Cecilia Church, 700 S. Meier Raod, Mount Prospect for 10 a.m....
On New Year's, B Is for 'Bingo' Not 'Bowl'
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Not everyone spends New Year's Day nursing a hangover or watching a bowl game. Just ask the sold-out crowd of more than 200 who welcomed the first day of 1997 with daubers and good luck charms...
Out of the Archives, into the Spotlight Elgin Resident's Piece of Black History to Go on Display
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer Lance Lagoni is probably not the first person you would expect would have a collection of photos of civil rights leaders. Lagoni, a 10-year Elgin resident, is active in Republican politics, is a gun-owner...
Palatine OKs 'Insignificant' 1.25% Increase in Tax Levy
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer Holiday spending may have left many in debt, but there's good financial news for Palatine residents: they probably won't see an increase on their property tax bills. The village board has approved...
Pheasants Forever Chapters Accomplishing Worthy Mission
Byline: Mike Jackson PAXTON, Ill. - Pheasant hunters in some parts of the state continue to reap the harvest of the seeds that had been planted some time ago. Here in corn-and-bean country just north of Champaign and those hallowed halls of the...
Police Beat
Mundelein - Thieves stole a pair of sunglasses and about $3 in coins out of a 1994 Hyundai parked on the 0-100 block of South Shadow in Mundelein Dec. 26, police said. The pair of sunglasses was found damaged beyond repair near the car, a loss estimated...
Program Helps Kids Get off on Right Foot When School Begins
Byline: Meta L. Levin Daily Herald Correspondent When Fairhaven School principal Colleen Pacatte wants a lift, she heads down the hall to the school's pre-kindergarten program for children at risk. "It's one of my favorite places," she said....
Red House in Store Attracts Shoppers
Byline: Schmitt & Culloton The key to a booming business could be having a little red house for customers to climb all over in the middle of your store. Granted, it won't work for everybody, but it has done wonders for the nascent children's...
Remember This: There Are Tricks to Improve Memory
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer Imagine attending a party and actually remembering names five minutes after introductions are made. Scott Goodkin, an area memory specialist, says it's possible. Memory is not an ability that some...
Roenick Says He Feels Hawks' Pain
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer There's still some Blackhawks blood in Jeremy Roenick. Why else would it pain him to see the mess his former team has become since he left? The Hawks bring a 15-20-6 record into what figures to be...
Sergeant Mixes Work, Pleasure at New Elgin Police Station
Byline: James Kimberly and Robert Olmstead Daily Herald Staff Writers For much of the last year, Elgin police Sgt. Mark Hannell's world revolved around the construction of the department's new police station. As the department's new building...
Small Agency Makes Sure Little Things Not Forgotten
Byline: Melissa Ramsdell Daily Herald Staff Writer For something as simple as a pair of braces, bus tokens or a new washing machine, it's hard to find a grant. But a local non-profit social service agency, The Evan Wilder Samata Quality of Life...
Sour Citrus Finish for Northwestern No Miracles This Time for Cats vs. Red-Hot Manning
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer ORLANDO - Northwestern got knocked out early Wednesday, but refused to stay down for the count of Tenn. What happened to the Wildcats in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day 1997 was depressingly similar...
Suburban Couples End Year with Surprise Tax Deductions
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Staff Writer On New Year's Eve, Rosemarie Heuman went shopping for noisemakers. Then she gave birth to one. "I was totally surprised," the Villa Park resident said, "I wanted a New Year's baby but I couldn't...
The Blues Often among Holiday Leftovers
Byline: Chrystal Caruthers Daily Herald Staff Writer Almost everyone looks forward to the holidays at year's end. The gifts, the food and the prospect of a new beginning gives many people a jolt of energy that's almost contagious. The problem...
Tough-Guy Image Suits Nice-Guy Actor to a T, as in Turk
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer From 16-inch softball and the South Side gridiron, Lake Zurich resident Terry "Turk" Muller has gone on to the big screen and autograph signing. "Turk" is a high-school nickname and now the...
Wildcats Downplay Affect of Ismaeli Controversy
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. - Steve Schnur denied that the emotional fallout following the suspension of cornerback Hudhaifa Ismaeli contributed to Northwestern's defensive breakdowns in Wednesday's 48-28 Citrus bowl...
With New Year Comes New Law to Prevent Rail-Crossing Accidents
Byline: Don Thompson Daily Herald State Government Writer It's of small consolation, but the new year brings two new laws designed to help prevent repeats of the tragic deaths of seven Cary-Grove High School students and the unrelated death of a...
Woodfield Shuttle Struggling to Get Riders
Byline: Kristy Kennedy Daily Herald Staff Writer With only an hour lunch break from work, Holly Griffin thought about skipping a trip to Woodfield Shopping Center the day after Christmas. Her car was snow-covered. And being one of the busiest...