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 22, 1996

[1] Real Estate Transfers
BARTLETT Property transfers listed in area communities for the period of March 14 through 20, 1996. $259,257, 210 Remington Dr., Centex Homes to Frank J. and Nancy A. Amore, March 18. $209,000, 761 Red Oak Dr., Michael and Laurie Pierce to...
[3] Obituaries
Elizabeth Mae Cheek Services for Elizabeth Mae Cheek, 89, formerly of Scircleville, Ind., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. She was born Aug. 24, 1906, in Lee County, Va.,...
Accommodating Your Tarantula
Byline: Gordon Walek Daily Herald Staff Writer Regarding accommodations, tarantulas don't require much. In her book, "The Proper Care of Tarantulas" (T.F.H. Publications), Ann Webb says the spiders don't need a lot of room. "In the wild, a tarantula...
Bartlett Set to Applaud Weekend Yard Warriors
Byline: Andy Oakley If you take special care in maintaining your lawn, or if you're impressed with a neighbor's green thumb and handyman capabilities, you should be interested in Bartlett's new Pride in Ownership Award. The village recently introduced...
Benefit Ticket Sales off to a Bright Start
Byline: Alysia Tate Daily Herald Staff Writer After she had hip surgery, the client at Clearbrook Center for the Handicapped struggled to continue walking. But thanks to the Clearbrook Clinic in Rolling Meadows, officials offered her the $1,000...
Bike Vice: Officers Get a Handle on Crime
Byline: Robin Mohr Daily Herald Staff Writer For police officers riding a bicycle, the best way to catch a fleeing crook is to use what is called a half-dismount. The maneuver requires some one-legged riding and fancy foot-work on the dismount....
Blackhawks Answer McCarthy Cheap Shot with a Pair of Goals
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer CALGARY, Alberta - If it had been a regular-season game instead of the Western Conference quarterfinals, Flames enforcer Sandy McCarthy likely would have had to answer on the spot for attempting to...
Board Decides to Help Pay for Improvements to Parks
Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 will kick in $47,500 to help enhance two parks near two of its schools in Hoffman Estates. The school board has agreed to help pay for playground improvements at High Point Park, near MacArthur Elementary...
Corvette Show Puts Cleanliness to the Test
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer Imagine using a Q-Tip to clean the wheel well of your car. Now envision spending 22 hours on such painstaking detail only to get penalized for a lone tuft of carpet lint. Bill Miles of Arlington...
Cubs Experience Reversal of Fortunes
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer So far this season, the Cubs have been quick to pounce on other teams' mistakes. Sunday it was their turn to give something back. The Cubs allowed 5 unearned runs and left eight men on base in...
Deer Park Using Other Developments as Model for Land Use Plans
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Deer Park village officials are finding themselves relying on pictures rather than words to convey what they envision for developing the only commercial area in the community. Like many of their...
Defense Undergoes Some Renovation
Byline: John Mullin Daily Herald Sports Writer The late rounds of the Bears' draft signaled a change of philosophy and set up what could turn into the most intense fight for jobs on the defensive line since Dave Wannstedt arrived in Chicago. ...
Dist. 220 Still Grappling with Overcrowding
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer Barrington Unit District 220 administrators and parents are trying to put the best face on their crowding problems until the can find more money for more space. So far, administrators have agreed...
Dist. 220 to Add Teachers in Light of Enrollment Hike
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer As Barrington Unit District 220's enrollment continues to grow, so does the number of teachers it needs. The district has preliminary plans to add the full-time equivalent of 11.6 new teachers...
Dist. 46 Eyes Expanding Bilingual Gifted Classes
Byline: Vince Galloro Daily Herald Staff Writer Elgin Area Unit District 46 is considering a proposal that would expand the district's bilingual gifted program to include students in intermediate grades. A report from the special concerns committee...
District 62 Faces Challenges as It Aims for Improvement
Byline: Dwayne T. Wong Daily Herald Staff Writer Des Plaines Elementary District 62 Superintendent Robert H. Willis is feeling a little like a corporate trouble-shooter these days. Like a CEO trying to turn around lagging sales in a tough market,...
Editorials
Improving teen driver safety It is a disconcerting moment when parents hand the keys to the car to their 16-year-old for the first time. And, unfortunately, there is reason to worry. Though teens make up less than 6 percent of all Illinois drivers,...
Education Funds under Review
Byline: Patricia Lindner Education is the issue that has been in the forefront in Springfield for the last two weeks. There are good things to say about education in Illinois. We are ranked 16th in the nation for our graduation rate, ninth in...
Edwards Faces Suspension for Skirmish
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. - If the Bulls decide to keep center James Edwards on their playoff roster, they could go into the first game of the postseason with only 11 players. Edwards was involved in a fracas...
Fire Board to Expand by 2 in Light of 2nd Station Plans
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Now that plans for a second fire station in Barrington Hills are taking shape, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District officials have decided to expand their board from three to five members....
Girls Will Be Girls at Socials Local American Girls Show off Finery at Event
Byline: Diane Dassow Daily Herald Correspondent Not a single pair of high-button shoes was in sight. But hundreds of girls sipped pink lemonade like proper Victorian ladies at Naperville Heritage Society's recent "American Girls" ice cream socials....
Hawks Can Think Sweep but Only after Holding on in Game 3 after Building 5-0 Lead
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer CALGARY, Alberta - The Blackhawks flirted with disaster Sunday at the Saddledome. After building a 5-0 lead, the Hawks allowed Calgary to creep within 5-4 early in the third period before goals by...
Health Day
Words unsuitable for polite company A few weeks ago, when Procter & Gamble was drumming up publicity for olestra, its new fat substitute, the company sent a few bags of potato chips made with the new ingredient to this newspaper office for sampling....
Hospital, Dist. 25 Mull Idea of Fitness Screenings for Kids
Byline: Robert C. Herguth Daily Herald Staff Writer Northwest Community Hospital and Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 are exploring the idea of creating a health and fitness screening process for Arlington Heights students. Specifically,...
How's This for a Web Site? Spiders Have Been Vilified in Popular Culture, but Some People Say They Make Great Pets
Byline: Gordon Walek Daily Herald Staff Writer They're big, they're hairy and they come with a lot of negative baggage. But if you're looking for a pet that's inexpensive, relatively maintenance free and has a life span of 20-plus years (depending...
Jaycees to Give out $15,000 to Community Organizations
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer After a year of working hard to raise money, the Palatine Jaycees say they've gotten to the fun part: distributing $15,000 cash to some worthy community organizations. Jaycees President Wendy L....
Kids Holster Toy Weapons, Trade for Treats Annual 'Wipe-Out' Offers Kids Alternatives to Violence
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Four-year-old Franko-J Pacheco traded a green plastic water pistol for a book, a sticker and a bag of toys and art supplies. A pretty good deal, the Rolling Meadows youth agreed before rushing...
Lake Barrington Backs YMCA Plans, but Won't Fund It for Now
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake Barrington trustees formally endorsed plans to establish the Ela Area YMCA but stopped short of offering financial support. Village officials at a recent meeting pledged to help with the facility,...
Legislator Makes Education Her Top Assignment Cowlishaw Sets Reform Agenda
Byline: Don Thompson Daily Herald State Government Writer SPRINGFIELD - She runs her committee hearings like a strict old-fashioned schoolmarm, brooking no interruptions. She occasionally refuses to answer questions during debates on her bills...
Libertyville Newspaper Truimphs at Competition
Byline: Jessica Abel We have laughed and cried together, worked hard and sweat under the pressure. At times we have felt disappointment and at other times, gratification. From April 11 to 14, however, we, the members of Libertyville High School's...
Library to Fight Hunger in Upcoming Food Drive
Byline: Reggie Gorski At Thanksgiving and Christmastime, people have such incredibly big hearts, reaching out to the needy and the homeless. Do the hearts go cold the rest of the year? I don't think so. It's just a matter of falling back into...
Library to Help Patrons Understand Web Pages
Byline: Jean Murphy What is this information highway that everyone is talking about? Find out at a workshop for beginners called "Using the Mount Prospect Public Library World Wide Web Home Page" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mount Prospect...
Light-Hearted Shows Play Down Stage Fright
Byline: Robert Burton Getting up on stage and performing in front of a group of people is difficult. Not many students can muster up enough courage to perform in an organized theatrical production. At Barrington High School, however, there is encouragement...
More Lines School Students Set to Move to Mobile Classrooms
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer More students at Lines Elementary School in Barrington will attend classes in a mobile classroom next year because of overcrowding. The move satisfied parents who attended a meeting to request...
National Imprint Puts Seal on New Lease for Another 3 Years
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer National Imprint, an Elgin-based manufacturer and distributor of envelopes, has renewed its lease for 19,758-square-feet of space at 1675 Holmes Road. The business is situated in a 101,000-square-foot...
New Club Takes Teens into World of Technology
Byline: Erika Mueller With all of the changes and additions that have taken place at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights this year, it comes as no surprise that a new club is in the works. St. Viator offers an enormous number of clubs...
Obituaries
Leon D. Fleenor Services for Leon D. Fleenor, 53, of Elgin, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. The Rev. Donald Shank will officiate. He was born June 16, 1942, in Elgin, the son of Elmo...
Only a Week until Playground Construction Time in Lake Zurich
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer After 18 months of planning, Lake Zurich volunteers are ready to start building a new playground. Some $25,000 worth of lumber is expected to be delivered Monday with construction to soon follow....
Park Board Notes
Employees to earn floating holidays The Arlington Heights Park District board of commissioners recently approved changes in the district's personnel policy manual, including an item that allows some facilities to open on certain holidays. That...
Phillips Vents Anger after Sunday's Loss
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer OAKLAND - When the clubhouse doors swung open after the White Sox' 6-5 loss to the A's Sunday, Tony Phillips could be clearly heard swearing up a blue streak and rearranging some of the room's furniture....
Picking Up the Pieces Northern Lake County Residents Recovering from Violent Storm
Byline: Mark Spencer Daily Herald Staff Writer Jacqueline Smith returned Sunday to the duplex she rented on Gideon Avenue in Zion and marveled at the twist of fate that saved her life. Rather than spending Friday night in their bedrooms, Smith...
Playoffs Next as Bulls Win No. 72
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. - The greatest regular season in NBA history is over, and the greatest run through the playoffs could be about to start. Beginning with Game 1 Friday night against the Miami Heat at...
Poll Shows Used-Car Buyers' Confidence in Dealers
Byline: Jill Janov Most consumers looking for a used car expect to buy the vehicle from a new-car dealership. Almost seven out of 10 people shopping for used cars and trucks say they will buy from a dealership because they believe dealers stand...
Price of Growth May Outweigh Its Benefits, Group Warns Wauconda Homeowners Point to Experience of Vernon Hills
Byline: Chris Heidenrich Daily Herald Staff Writer It seems to make sense: Allow more homes and businesses to be built, and you increase the community's tax base and decrease the tax burden for all. The money provides services like fire and police...
Prime, Pricey Property Farmers Can Just about Name Their Price for Land along Randall
Byline: Ray Minor and Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writers Eugene Olsen moved his family to his farm along Randall Road in 1951, a time when booming suburbs were miles away and traffic jams were unheard of. His white, clapboard house and red...
Pro-Mold Moves Operations to Roselle Commerce Center
Byline: Elisabeth Carrel Daily Herald Staff Writer Pro-Mold Inc. will expand operations from a 14,000-square-foot plant in Schaumburg into a new 34,000-square-foot facility in Roselle in May. Located at 55 Chancellor Drive in the Roselle Commerce...
Quest Puts Business under One Roof in Hoffman Estates
Byline: Elisabeth Carrel Daily Herald Staff Writer Quest International has opened its new North American Business and Technology Center. The new $14 million, 67,000-square-foot building at 5115 Sedge Blvd. in Hoffman Estates' Prairie Stone office...
Real Estate Transfers
Property transfers from around the Fox Valley: Algonquin $144,000, 1708 Heather Drive, Algonquin 60102, 19-26-126-014, Harold A. Pederson Jr. and Eileen T. Pederson to James and Monica Rice, April 4. $131,000, 1000 Timberwood Lane, Algonquin...
Real Estate Transfers
MUNDELEIN Recent Fremont Township property transfers. $370,916, 740 Fontana Place, Frank Kovach. $329,135, 27707 LaVista Drive, Martin Morris. $328,750, 1761 Yale Drive, Nicholas Nikitas. $322,190, 27566 Primrose Lane, Carmine Genovese....
Real Estate Transfers
Property transfers listed in area communities for the period of March 1-14 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 $191,500,...
Recycled Materials Find Increasing Use
Byline: David Pinter I've received several requests from readers interested in reading about unusual materials recovery and re-use. Here are a few stories you may find interesting. * * * An environmental technology company in Washington state...
Residents Seeks Answers at Elgin Psychic Fair
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer They don't need crystal balls to give people the answers they're looking for. Being a psychic is all about "tuning in" to someone's consciousness, said Melody Joy, who runs her family's Hoffman...
Riggleman Rests Sandberg but Haney Error Costly
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer The Cubs are in the midst of a stretch of 20 straight games without a day off, so manager Jim Riggleman is putting his roster to use. Ryne Sandberg got most of Sunday off in favor of Todd Haney at...
Rivers Project Prepares Teens for the Future
Byline: Tyler Johnson Studying a mix of environmental issues and basic school subjects, Streamwood High School students enrolled in Rivers Project are learning about the future of the earth in a unique way. Rivers Project is an interdisciplinary...
Scholarship Honors Memory of Ex-Board Member's Wife
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...
School Waiver Requests Hit Capitol DuPage Districts Want to Mix PE, Health Dist. 57 Wants to Dump IGAP Tests Dist. 46 Was Preschool Busing Funds District 118 Wants PE Exemptions
Byline: Don Thompson Daily Herald State Government Writer The following waiver requests from Northwest suburban school districts were among the 105 forwarded Friday to the General Assembly. Lawmakers have 30 days to reject the requests; if either...
Sox Put Bere on 15-Day DL Following Another Early Exit
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer OAKLAND - Jason Bere insists it's a physical problem. Tony Phillips believes Bere's woes are mental. Manager Terry Bevington isn't quite sure what's going on. Following the White Sox' 6-5 loss...
Spotlights Never Dimmed at School Award Ceremony
Byline: Ruth Silverman At Buffalo Grove High School's recent Spotlight Awards Assembly, actual spotlights shone on the winners in categories that included writing, music, art, dance, sports, cheerleading, journalism and more. The lights didn't turn...
Spring Spruce-Up Helps Bridge Generation Gap
Byline: Ryan Dai While many teenagers use Saturday mornings to catch up on the sleep they lost during the school week, a group of teens from Hoffman Estates High School participated in the annual Resource Center for the Elderly's Spring Community...
Student's Death Prompts Fund-Raisers for Scholarship Fund
Byline: Joel Palmer Daily Herald Staff Writer Students at Peacock Middle School in Itasca showed the positive things kids can do as they donated $1,000 to a scholarship fund. The student council presented Lake Park High School officials with...
Suburban Girls Rout City in All-Star Showdown
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Correspondent Stevenson coach Frank Mattucci knew he had an extremely talented Suburban All-Star squad to coach Sunday. And his team showed him and about 700 fans at DePaul's Alumni Hall just how talented they...
Technology for Technology's Sake? Lessons, Teaching Can Get Lost in Schools' Computer Race
Byline: Deborah Johnson Daily Herald Staff Writer Mark Mueller still shakes his head over the time his school bought $2,000 computers to help students do math drills. At the time, the Libertyville teacher says, Highland Middle School had perfectly...
Time to Take Stand against Tobacco Lobby
Byline: Jack Mabley "If you stop kids from smoking, in 20 years you're out of business ... Our job was to hold the front." - Victor Crawford, tobacco lobbyist who died of lung and throat cancer in March. * * * It figures. Tobacco kills about...
Too Many Sins Doom ABC's 'Murder One'
Byline: Ted Cox "Murder One," the vaunted ABC series that attempted to cover a single murder trial over an entire TV season, comes staggering to a halt over the next two nights. Although the show began in the Nielsen top 10 in the "NYPD Blue"...
Troop 34 Seeks Alumni for Reunion
Byline: Kelly Womer Daily Herald Correspondent Once a Boy Scout, always a Boy Scout. Or at least that is Rick Fandel's motto. Back in the 1950s, he joined Troop 34 in Wheaton because he was looking for something fun and adventurous to do as a...
Trustees Place Limits on Motor Home Parking
People who park motor homes on Fox River Grove streets better watch where they leave their vehicles. Village trustees recently approved an ordinance to limit when and where people can park recreational vehicles. Trustees crafted the ordinance...
Village Questions Extent of Free Policing for Non-Profits
Byline: Bill Cole Daily Herald Staff Writer The planned June 1 appearance in Schaumburg by the U.S. women's Olympic softball team - an event organized by the Schaumburg Athletic Association (SAA) - will receive some free police and fire department...
Watch City Work, Then Wonder How
Byline: Bill Granger It's a great city, if you don't weaken: - Alderman Edward Burke proposes an ordinance making it a fineable offense for advertisers to put up ads near the expressways that create gawkers. The ordinance proposal seeks to prevent...
Weinrich Touts Team over Four-Star Effort Belfour Reinjures Back in Pileup
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer CALGARY, Alberta - For Blackhawks defenseman Eric Weinrich, one thing will stand out about his career-best 4-point day Sunday afternoon at the Saddledome. "I'm just happy to contribute to a win,"...
Wheeling: Fire Contract Swap Won't Be Harmful to Village
Byline: Bob McKee Daily Herald Staff Writer Wheeling Township Rural Fire Protection District this week almost completely dropped the Wheeling Fire Department from serving its area. Though it had to find other funding, such as raising some fees,...
Wheeling to Fund Agencies at 4% More Than Last Year
Byline: Bob McKee Daily Herald Staff Writer Wheeling trustees this week decided to spend $113,435 in the coming year to help fund social service agencies. Though the monies granted were less than what the groups that provide counseling, child...
When Kids Have a Wish, She's Spurred into Action
Byline: Eileen Daday From the popular wish of going to Disneyworld, to meeting Michael Jordan, to going to Scotland to find the Loch Ness monster, Bergey has made it happen. Most recently, Bergey provided a so-called "wish enhancement" for three...
Where Would O.J. Have Gone in This Year's Draft?
Byline: Mike Imrem In light of the Lawrence Phillips controversy, let's try to figure out where O.J. Simpson would have gone in this year's NFL draft. I mean, you know, if in his late 40s he still could run with all the speed, moves and magic...
Wig Designer's Crowning Achievements Pinned to Performers
Byline: Beth Wilson Daily Herald Staff Writer What a basketball and hi-tops are to Michael Jordan, bobby pins are to Maria Martinez. Martinez is the wig designer for Pheasant Run Theatre in St. Charles, outfitting the heads of actors and actresses...
With Eye on Detail, Wauconda Draws Vision of Future
Byline: Chris Heidenrich Daily Herald Staff Writer Wauconda used to be a resort town. With its lakefront cottages and beaches, small-town Main Street and rural outskirts, Wauconda was a place for summer revelers to escape the bustle of the city....