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 March 25, 1998

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196-Foot Cellular Antenna to Go Up in Bloomingdale
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer A 19-story antenna soon will scrape Bloomingdale's sky. The village board has approved the construction of a 196-foot-high cellular antenna near the intersection of Army Trail Road and Gary Avenue....
Activity Can Help in Fight against Aging, Therapist Says
Byline: Paul Reis Daily Herald Correspondent Getting older is inevitable. For many people, it's an unpleasant process. But for almost everyone, the alternative is far worse. Angelo Moca is not one of those who believes any years beyond the 20s...
Amici Brews Coffee in a Christian Atmosphere
Byline: Chris Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer The way Jim Fillinger sees it, the atmosphere in most coffee houses these days is as fast-paced as a triple tall latte. Get 'em in, serve 'em and get 'em out as fast as possible. "It's more of a fast...
Angry Palatine Residents Object to Jump in Fees for Junior Golfers
Byline: Freida N. Gad Daily Herald Staff Writer A 60 percent increase in the pass fee for junior golfers brought angry parents and youngsters to the Palatine Park District board meeting Tuesday night. An audience of 30 residents pressed park...
Animal Rights Group Calls for Halt to Rodeos in Illinois
Byline: James Evans Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - As the videotape rolls, a rodeo worker moves a steer in a pen with an electric cattle prod during last year's rodeo at the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton. Another man kicks a steer. A...
Area Rhythmic Gymnasts Attend State Competition
Elite Rhythmic gymnastics team members competed in the Illinois Rhythmic Gymnastics State Championships held at the Elite Sport Complex in Downers Grove March 7-8. About 150 girls in levels 5 through 10 competed from four Chicago-area teams. ...
Arlington Park Board Tentatively Approves $15.8 Million Budget
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer The Arlington Heights Park District's proposed spending plan cleared one hurdle Tuesday on its way to the finish line. Park District commissioners unanimously gave preliminary approval to the $15,807,155...
Arsenal Explodes to Win U-8 Tourney
The Team Chicago Arsenal won the Darien Soccer Association's 1998 St. Patrick's Day Soccer Tournament in the U-8 boys division. The Darien tournament featured the top teams in area U-8 boys soccer. The Arsenal were able to win the tournament despite...
Art Inspires Fox View Teens to Hold onto Their Dreams
Byline: Melissa Knopper Daily Herald Staff Writer A group of teenage girls spent the afternoon creating works of art at the Fox View Apartments community center in Carpentersville. They took their inspiration from blaring rap music and quotes...
Astronaut Recalls Difficulties Behind Launching Her Career
Byline: John Chase Daily Herald Staff Writer As an eighth-grader growing up in Oklahoma, Shannon Lucid had to write a paper on what she wanted to be when she grew up. Without a second thought, she described her quest of one day becoming a rocket...
At Last, Fat-Free Snacks Hit Store Shelves
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Food Editor If you haven't seen them in the snack food aisles already, you will soon: red, yellow and blue bags of potato chips and corn chips with dieters' favorite words on the label. Fat free. Two years...
Barrington Planners like Look of Proposed Housing Development
Byline: Bill O'Brien Daily Herald Staff Writer The Barrington plan commission voted Tuesday to recommend a proposal by Lakewood Homes to build 55 houses at the northwest corner of Barrington and Dundee roads. Most commissioners praised Lakewood...
Bartlett Sees Profit in Having Lap Pool at Aquatic Center
Byline: Paul M. Anderson Daily Herald Correspondent After recently surveying aquatic centers at several area park districts, a Bartlett citizens group came to the conclusion that the most important feature for such a facility in Bartlett would be...
Begin Planning for Big USTA Weekend in Indianapolis
Byline: Mel Timmons Is it too early to plan on the Spring Meeting of the new USTA/Midwest Section in Indianapolis the weekend of April 24 through 26? Not at all, if you want to get in before the rates change and the rooms fill up at its new location....
Blauser, Morandini Right Home as Cubs' New DP Combination
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. - There's great comfort in some of baseball's time-honored sayings. Sometimes there's even accuracy. Pitching is 90 percent of the game? Pretty much. You've got to be strong up the...
Bloomingdale Parks Given OK to Renovate Museum
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer Bloomingdale's oldest building is about to become new again. The Bloomingdale Park District's plans to renovate its museum have been approved. The project, among other things, will add a room...
Burning to Restore Life to Nature Centers Residents Carry on Battle to Stop Controlled Burns in Cook
Byline: Laura Janota Daily Herald Staff Writer The Cook County Forest Preserve District may be on the brink of fueling a fire of controversy over plans to burn as much as 1,694 acres. Between now and the end of the April, the district wants to...
Carpentersville Clears Way for Police Gang Task Force
Byline: Melissa Knopper Daily Herald Staff Writer Carpentersville trustees have agreed to create a new gang task force to fight crime in the village. During Tuesday night's budget workshop, trustees voted to set aside at least $240,000 to hire...
Case, Heap or Maio Could Replace Franzen
Byline: Kristy Kennedy Daily Herald Staff Writer DuPage County politicians Tuesday started looking for a replacement for Chairman Gayle Franzen, who announced he will not finish his term. But before officials can seriously start looking at possibilities,...
Charities Breaking Ground and Forging Community Links
Byline: Vince Galloro Daily Herald Staff Writer DuPage Easter Seals and United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday on a $5 million therapy center in Villa Park. "We hope to actually break ground in mid-April,...
Charter Schools Still Finding It Tough to Make the Grade
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer As backers of a Northwest suburban alternative school look to the state for help, it appears as if a plan to make it easier to start such schools isn't working. In light of several failed attempts...
Chicago's a Mustard Town, Says Mustard Museum Founder
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Food Editor Two-mustard Sauce 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 shallots, peeled and minced 5 mushrooms, wiped clean of dirt and thinly sliced Dried thyme, to taste 1 1/2 cups chardonnay ...
City Considers Ways to Clear Some Clutter Council to Talk Tonight about Improving the Public Works Garage
Byline: Brad Hahn Daily Herald Staff Writer Study points to public works needs City council members will learn tonight what some Elgin employees have known for years: The city is in dire need of a new public works facility. A $70,000 study...
City Council Thinks Cable TV Rates Are Unfair
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer A cable television revolt is brewing on the West Chicago City Council, whose members say city residents pay rates as high as surrounding communities but have fewer channels to show for it. "We...
Clayton: Tight GOP Race No Surprise
Byline: Shamus Toomey Among the many people who said they weren't surprised about how close the GOP primary election to replace retiring state Rep. Verna Clayton turned out to be was Clayton herself. The Buffalo Grove Republican said the razor...
COD Student Keeping Success All in the Family
Byline: Matthew Nickerson Daily Herald Staff Writer A 21-year-old woman with a famous uncle, important grandmother and lofty political ambitions soon will assume the post of student trustee at the College of DuPage. Rebecca Fyffe won the trustee...
College Students Learn Lesson about Tour Groups
Byline: Robert C. Herguth Daily Herald Staff Writer College student Valerie Szimeth spent her past two spring breaks in Mexico, hoping for sun, fun and a vacation from the books at Western Illinois University, where she's a junior. But her Mexican...
Committees to Help Guide Dist. 93 through Changes
Byline: S.A. Mawhorr Daily Herald Staff Writer New construction in Carol Stream Elementary District 93 means many changes in the comforting daily routines of schools. And school officials want parents, teachers, staff members and community residents...
Community 2000 Group Starts Sifting through Survey Results
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer The focus groups have met, the random survey has been conducted. Now, consultants are tabulating the results that should give the Elgin area an idea of its health, spirituality, economic status and...
Counselor Feels Blessed to Know Gifted Kids
A veteran District 214 staff member of 30 years, John Hersey High School guidance counselor Linda Kleinschmidt has worked with students identified as "academically gifted" since 1984. Counseling kids who are chronically over-extended due to their...
County Employees Get the Hint about Rally for Ryan
More than 75 people attended a campaign rally Monday for Republican gubernatorial candidate George Ryan at the county government complex in Wheaton. Supporters wildly clapped, waved "Ryan for governor" signs and gave him a standing ovation - giving...
Court Rules Bell Can't Go on Orchard Land to Water Trees
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald Staff Writer John Bell III is hoping for rain. After a Tuesday court ruling, natural irrigation may be the only way the trees on Bell's Apple Orchard in Lake Zurich, will be watered. A Cook County judge...
Daly Has Veteran Magic in Sight of Playoffs
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Three years ago, they were to be the next great team in the NBA, and the league was set to build a new empire in the city of Orlando. Now, the Magic is playing without Shaquille O'Neal, who left...
Dancers to Perform at Disney World
Byline: Bruce Pecho What are the chances that a dance studio, in its first year of existence, could produce so talented a troupe of dancers that they would be invited to perform at Epcot in Walt Disney World? If your answer was "unlikely," think...
Dark Cloud Hovers over Golden Dome about Allegations
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. - In the blink of an eye, Notre Dame football is back. It's never far away in this setting, where even the sun glinting off the Golden Dome can't erase the long shadow of Knute Rockne...
Defense Propels York's Tourney Run
Byline: Ron Skrabacz Daily Herald Correspondent Strong goaltending and defense propelled the fifth-seeded York high school hockey team to the championship game of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois' White Division state tournament. But...
Diamond Lake Superintendent Resigns to Be Closer to Students
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer Diamond Lake School District Superintendent Gary Clair is resigning to take a principal job in the western suburbs. Clair, 50, of Schaumburg, announced his resignation in a brief letter to the...
Dist. 204 Hopes State Covers Part of Bill for 2 New Buildings
Byline: Christie Hart Daily Herald Staff Writer School officials in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 are hedging their bets to make sure the district can recoup as much money as possible for building schools. The district hired contractors this...
District 12 Mystified by Principal's Resignation
Byline: Mike Burke Daily Herald Staff Writer The abrupt resignation of Roselle District 12 principal Robert Steffen Tuesday prompted many questions but few answers from school board members Tuesday night. About 20 parents and teachers attended...
Driscoll Blanks Holy Cross for 2-0 Season Start
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report Driscoll blasted Holy Cross 12-0 in a non-conference boys baseball game in River Forest. Matt Butler slammed his first home run of the season, a 3-run shot in the Highlanders 5-run second inning. Dominic Nuzzi...
Drug Education: Should Schools DARE?
Byline: Christie Hart Daily Herald Staff Writer DARE doesn't work. More and more, that's the message coming from academia about the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program that so many communities nationwide depend on to arm youngsters against...
DuPage Collegians
Southern Illinois University The following students from Naperville received degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale at the university's December commencement ceremonies. Diana L. Bernhard, bachelor of arts; Brian C. Buckman,...
Editorials
Athletes need to make the grade High schools and colleges have long agonized over what to do with sports dynamos who can't cut it in the classroom. It's clear that schools can't let athletic stars get away with dozing through class. Like other...
Election of Kane GOP Chair Features Rematch
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer Volkman, Hansen ready to repeat battle to lead Kane Republicans North and south will do battle again, but this one will be to decide the chairmanship of the Kane County Republican Party. Elmer Hansen,...
Employers Woo Older Workers Low Unemployment Puts Seniors in Demand at DuPage Job Fair
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Staff Writer They were turning them away at the sixth annual DuPage County Older Worker Job Fair Tuesday. Not the workers. The employers. For the first time in its history, the employment forum struggled with...
Erlander Sets Schaumburg Win
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Schaumburg junior Mike Erlander put in a bid to become the primary setter for Schaumburg's volleyball team by leading the Saxons to a victory in three games over Hersey in Schaumburg Tuesday. The...
Ex-McHenry County Sheriff Dies Mullen Loses Fight against Diabetes and Kidney Disease
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer Residents and colleagues are mourning the death of former McHenry County Sheriff William Mullen, a dependable friend and officer who lost his courageous battle with diabetes and kidney disease. ...
Finding, Preserving History around the Corner New Courses Take Academic Look at Process
Byline: Laura Zahn Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent The field of architecture is often associated with designing new homes, but Marcia Martin of Wheaton knows otherwise. A professor of architecture at the College of DuPage, Martin has developed...
Food for Thought
Great grilled cheese You've probably made grilled cheese sandwiches dozens of times, maybe even hundreds of times if you've got toddlers at home. But do you really know how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich - the kind where the bread stays...
French Students Put on a Show
Byline: Kristin Larson Daily Herald Staff Writer On Tuesday, Warren Township High School French IV students conquered their stage fright and performed a play - en francais. In the second semester each year, the four-year language students spend...
Glenbard West Lets Up, but Still Tops DGN
Byline: Mike Considine Daily Herald Correspondent Maybe gravity intervened Tuesday in a West Suburban Silver Conference dual at Downers Grove North. Glenbard West is the No. 3 squad in the Daily Herald state rankings, but is destined for No....
Glendale Heights Preparing to Build Fourth Water Tower
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer Glendale Heights residents shouldn't have to worry much over whether the village will have enough water. A fourth water storage tank is coming to town. Officials are laying the groundwork to...
Glendale Hts Wants Bypass Lanes on I-355
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer Driving south on I-355 should, in theory, mean going through a 50-cent toll booth just south of Army Trail Road. In practice, it doesn't always happen. Scads of scofflaws, many trying to reach...
Glen Ellyn Plans to Raise Water Fees
Byline: Karen Kutz Daily Herald Staff Writer Cost of hook-ups Glen Ellyn may increase the fees it charges residents and developers to hook up to water and sanitary sewer lines. Officials say the proposed increase would bring the village into...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Dundee bus tour will take visitors on trip down memory lane The Dundee Township Historical Society will present its annual historic bus tour April 19. Tours will be every hour from 1 to 3 p.m. and will begin at the museum, 426 Highland...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS Arlington library may check employees' driving records Arlington Heights Memorial Library employees who need to drive library vehicles may have their driving records checked in the near future. Members of the library board's building...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Rooney appointed to join N. Barrington plan commission North Barrington Village President George Larrain has appointed longtime resident Thomas Rooney to the plan commission. Rooney is a vice president with Gilbane Construction...
Good Morning, Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles!
THE BRIEFS Geneva students' score third place in IMSA math competition Geneva Middle School students' math skills added up to third-place honors in a recent competition. Seventh- and eighth-graders brought home a third-place plaque in the...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS District 214 bands to perform at Northwestern University Wheeling High School Wind Symphony and Prospect High School Symphonic Band will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall....
Good Morning, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village!
THE BRIEFS Oakton seminars to provide breakfast, tips for businesses A pair of Oakton Community College breakfast seminars will offer tips for business professionals with limited free time. "ISO 9000 One-on-One" will be taught by George Alukal...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS VFW ladies auxiliary serve all-you-can-eat spaghetti today The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1307 will serve an "all-you-can-eat" spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the VFW, 1601 Weld Road in Elgin. Dinner...
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
Annual Shining Star Ball to benefit Clearbrook clinic Clearbrook's 10th Annual Shining Star Ball will take place April 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago. Rolling Meadows-based Clearbrook is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities...
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS District 214 bands to perform at Northwestern University Wheeling High School Wind Symphony and Prospect High School Symphonic Band will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall....
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE BRIEFS Palatine library schedules April story times for pre-schoolers Story times for April are now set at the Palatine Public Library. The 30-minute story times begin on Tuesday, April 7, and run through Saturday, May 2, at the Main Library,...
Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE BRIEFS Open house gives junior high, preschool parents a sneak peek St. Colette School in Rolling Meadows will host a junior high-preschool open house April 14. Parents of fifth- and sixth-grade students, as well as parents of older students,...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS Bids for backhoe, trucks considered by school board Elgin Area Unit District 46 school board members may spend $55,248 on a new backhoe loader, which has a variety of uses ranging from snow removal to other maintenance work. But...
Grayslake to Get New Grocery Store
Byline: Mary Jo Przygoda Daily Herald Staff Writer New grocery store ready to open doors Downtown Grayslake is about to get a new grocery store, less than a week after its predecessor closed and was sold at an Internal Revenue Service auction....
Harper Radio Students Still Waiting to Get on the Air
Byline: Kendra L. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer Volunteers at the student-run radio station at Harper College remain off the air, even though an administrator who shut the station down last week said it would be running again Tuesday. Meanwhile,...
Have Some Eggs a la Meyer Collector Shares Unique Artwork with Wauconda Library
Byline: AbScalf Daily Herald Staff Writer Geri Meyer of Wauconda has an "eggs-traordinary" collection she wants to share with the public. For decades, Meyer has been collecting jeweled eggs, some covered with gold and pearls and ones loved by...
Health Day
Skip Thighmaster, buy a jump rope It might be hard to believe, given the weather we've had lately, but summer is just around the corner. That means swimsuits, shorts, sleeveless shirts ... you know the drill. If you haven't started your annual...
He Puts the Bite in Wolves Maltais Is IHL's Most Feared Sniper
Byline: Brian Pitts Daily Herald Correspondent Ask Wolves left wing Steve Maltais if he could be anyone else in the world, and a commercial jingle comes to mind. You know the tune. He wants to be like Mike. "You have to be in awe of what Jordan...
Hersey Wins MSL North Opener
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent Host Hersey had a good start to its Mid-Suburban North boys gymnastics season Tuesday night. The Huskies captured a 123.2 to 118.9 victory over Palatine (2-5, 2-4) as the Pirates could not match...
High School Junior Puts Her Faith into Action
Byline: Bruce Pecho Jamaica. The name conjures images of an exotic Caribbean port of call providing sun, relaxation and tropical entertainment. For the most part, that's true - in Montego Bay. But just 10 miles to the east lies Barrett...
Hoffman Estates Buys Time to Evaluate Dial-a-Ride Service
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer After years of getting a free ride, Hoffman Estates will pay Schaumburg to provide dial-a-ride transportation services to about 5,000 Hoffman Estates households. Schaumburg trustees Tuesday night...
Hoover Grove Volunteers Get Their Due
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff A lot of effort goes into running the Hoosier Grove Museum in Streamwood, and a special get-together will be held next month to honor those volunteers. In conjunction with National Volunteer Month, a special event will...
Huntley's 2-Out Rally Sinks St. Edward
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Two-out rallies have been a trademark of Huntley baseball teams recently. True to form, the Redskins relied on one to beat St. Edward 4-3 at Elgin's Wing Park Tuesday. "We have had a lot of two-out comebacks to...
Investigation of O'Hare Crash Landing Continues
Byline: Robert C. Herguth Daily Herald Staff Writer The crew on board the American Airlines flight that crash-landed at O'Hare International Airport more than a month ago has returned to work. Meanwhile, the agency probing the Feb. 9 incident...
Is Revenge in the Air? Blackhawks Ready If Ducks Decide to Retaliate for Suter's Hit on Kariya
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer If the Mighty Ducks have revenge on their minds for Paul Kariya's season-ending injury when they face the Blackhawks tonight, Chris Chelios says bring it on. This will be the first meeting between...
Italian Flavor Fills Their Every Meal
Byline: Janet McIntyre Stuffed Artichokes 6 fresh medium artichokes 2 cups seasoned Italian bread crumbs 1/2 cup imported Romano cheese, grated 1/4 cup virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon-pepper seasoning 1 small...
Jordan Surprised by Contract Reopening
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Even though the decision was expected, Bulls guard Michael Jordan said he was surprised by the NBA's decision to reopen negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement. "I don't really understand...
Jury Decides Williams Is Eligible for Death Penalty Sentence
Byline: Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Staff Writer A jury which took two hours to find Jacqueline Annette Williams guilty of murder took even less time Tuesday to find her eligible for the death penalty. In 1 1/2 hours, the jury found Williams...
Landscaping Amusement Park Takes Time, People
Byline: Pat Merrill When you visit Great America, make a point of noticing the landscaping, endless flowers and lush plants. That "just perfect" appearance of the park doesn't happen by accident. Layouts are designed, a year in advance, to completely...
Latest Restaurant Closes Its Doors Village Loses Fifth Eatery since 1991 at Arlington Hts. Road Site
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Italian restaurant latest to fail on corner Trattoria Fratelli's, an Italian restaurant in Arlington Heights, closed earlier this month at 1415 S. Arlington Heights Road. It's the fifth restaurant...
Legislators Stop Amendments Proposed by GOP Candidates
Byline: Don Thompson Daily Herald State Government Writer SPRINGFIELD - A Republican-controlled committee on Tuesday slapped down proposed constitutional amendments by two GOP nominees for statewide office. The proposals by state Sens. Peter...
Libertyville Officials, Fire District Agree on 3-Year Contract
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer After nearly nine months of negotiations, Libertyville trustees signed off Tuesday on a new agreement with the Libertyville Fire Protection District that includes a third station scheduled to open in...
Local Dancers Heading to Disney World
Byline: Bruce Pecho What are the chances that a dance studio, in its first year of existence, could produce so talented a troupe of dancers that they would be invited to perform at Epcot in Walt Disney World? If your answer was "unlikely," think...
Longer School Year to Come Up in Talks on Dist. 7 Contract
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Wood Dale Elementary District 7 administrators will push for a longer school year in pending contract talks with the teachers union. Union and school board negotiators will meet in early April...
MacAfee's 2 Goals Help Warren Earn Victory over Highland Park
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent A good start for Warren in their season opener could lead to bigger things throughout the spring. The Blue Devils' girls soccer team opened up their season on Tuesday afternoon with a 2-0 shutout...
Mall Restaurant Poised to Set Up outside Patio
Byline: Vince Galloro Daily Herald Staff Writer The next time Kevin Costner visits Clubhouse International: Where You Belong at Oakbrook Center, he'll probably be able to eat his meal outside. Oak Brook trustees gave preliminary approval Tuesday...
Man Digs for Cause of Flooded Basement
Byline: Brad Hahn Daily Herald Staff Writer The rift between Bill Mangum and the city of Elgin grows wider larger in those early morning hours when he restlessly listens to a pump drain water from his basement. For 16 years, Mangum enjoyed restful...
Mixed Use Viewed Favorably for Old Hospital Site
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Residents likely will see activity afoot in the coming months at the former Delnor Hospital site along Third Street in Geneva. After remaining in limbo for several years, plans to develop the...
Morandini: Please Don't Compare Me with Sandberg
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. - Mickey Morandini is happy to set the record straight about one thing: He is not Ryne Sandberg. "A lot of people have asked me about it," said Morandini, the new Cubs second baseman....
More Doors Close at Meadows Town Mall
Byline: Chris Clair In case you haven't driven by the Meadows Town Mall recently, don't expect to be able to get a Biggie size order of french fries or anything electronic there. Wendy's and Elek-Tek are the latest stores at the troubled mall...
Mother Says Son Told of Doing 'Bad Stuff' Hours after Attack
Byline: Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Staff Writer The mother of a man accused of attacking a girl in her home near Naperville testified Tuesday that her son told her he'd "done some bad stuff" the morning of the attack. Nancy Eitel, the mother...
Mount Prospect Panel Back Dramatic Downtown Facelift
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer The look of downtown Mount Prospect is in for a dramatic change under a plan endorsed by the village's downtown committee. Members voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse a plan for a Town Centre...
New Members Join Board to Decide Fate of $10 Million
Byline: Mary Jo Przygoda Daily Herald Staff Writer Four more representatives have been named to Grayslake's new advisory committee that will recommend how to spend a $10 million windfall. The committee is expected to meet soon to start the process...
New Roles by Students Brings Rewards
Byline: Kristin Larson Daily Herald Staff Writer One thing is certain for Larnelle Foster and Chad Hancock - they're both talented on stage. And while the Warren Township High School students have quite different plans for the future - Foster...
NISRA Wildcats Earn First at Special Olympics
Byline: Mary Beth Huffman The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association Wildcats took first in the state Special Olympics basketball tournament. They played two games against the Rockford Bulls, defending the Division V state title against...
Oakbrook Terrace Council Skeptical of Boundary Plan
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Oakbrook Terrace aldermen say they don't like the way the lines fall in a proposed boundary agreement with Lombard. The Oakbrook Terrace council on Tuesday hired a consultant to review the possible...
Oakton Arms Salutes Servants Today
Byline: Tim Rooney The third annual Public Servants Recognition Day will be held at Oakton Arms Retirement Community between noon and 2 p.m. today. More than 50 Des Plaines police officers, firefighters, paramedics and others will be honored...