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 27, 1998

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A uniform rule for drunken driving Things have changed when it comes to drinking and driving. But not enough. Things have changed both culturally and legally. Designated drivers, key masters and social pressure to refrain from driving drunk now...
$20 Million, 13 Years Down the Drain? Agency Dealt Blow in Quest to Build Balefill
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County has spent 13 years and $20 million in taxpayer money to get a balefill built near Bartlett. So far, the agency has seen no return on their investment,...
[2A] Rockets Get Dose of Reality ACC Yields HR, Settles for a Tie
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Burlington Central was served up just a bit of a reality check Thursday afternoon. After winning their first two games of the season with a combination of timely hitting, good pitching and solid defense, the Rockets...
[2A] Softball Previews
Byline: John Radtke UPSTATE EIGHT Elgin Coach: Renee Randell (2nd year) Last year's record: 14-14-1 and 9-6-1 in Upstate Eight. Top returning players: Seniors Nicole Getz (1B), Julie Filson (P). Juniors Nicole Kwansiewski (C), Kristin...
[2A] Traditional Powers Stay on Top in NSC
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Taking it from the top, nothing should be any different in the North Suburban Conference baseball season. Libertyville, the three-time defending conference champion, will be strong again. The Wildcats...
57,000 Fans Expected at Bulls-Hawks Game
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer ORLANDO - You've heard of "standing room only" seating? How about "screen-only" seating? The Atlanta Hawks Thursday released another 3,000 seats for the Bulls-Hawks game tonight at the Georgia Dome....
5 Fox Valley Sites You Can Tour in Cyberspace
Byline: Melissa Knopper Daily Herald Staff Writer As Fox Valley residents, we share a common link: the Fox River. Now, more and more cities and towns are connecting to one another through links on the Internet. If you're interested in taking...
$85 Can Buy Cary Library a Chair, or Trip to Bahamas
Byline: Stephanie McClelland Daily Herald Staff Writer An $85 donation could buy you one of the best seats in the new Cary library. As part of the "Fund the Furniture" campaign, the Cary-Grove Rotary Club and First National Bank of Chicago are...
8 Things to Know about Opening Day
***** CORRECTION/date 03-29-1998: The "By the Numbers" feature contained one misleading item concerning baseball's Opening Day. The five ptichers projected to comprise the White Sox' starting rotation enter the season with a combined total of 32...
9 Figures for the Hearts and Minds of Baseball Fans Here and Everywhere
Byline: Kevin Barrett "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams." - Jacques Barzun Spring is upon...
AA Tourney Hits Close to Home in DeKalb
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer When we last left the state softball scene, Fremd High School was making headlines with its first visit to downstate Pekin. At the time, not too many people were aware that it would mark the end...
Addition of Home Store Beefs Up Intersection
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer The intersection of Route 59 and North Avenue in West Chicago is on the road to becoming the city's first significant retail hub. The city's plan commission approved plans this week for a 160,000-square-foot...
Aerobics Classes Help Set the Tone for Swimsuit Season
Byline: Paula Eaton Spring is officially here, as we saw Thursday. It won't be long until we will be enjoying fun times in the sun again. As the weather gets warmer, the clothes get smaller - thus our wintertime bodies begin to show. Now, I...
Allegations Stun NU Students
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer Northwestern University students expressed disbelief Thursday to allegations that two of the school's former athletes were charged with fixing games. One student said he was not shocked, admitting...
A Mama Rose by Any Other Name Would Have to Be Alene Robertson
Byline: Jack Helbig Every great actor has a role he or she seems destined to play. George C. Scott had Patton; Ernest Borgnine had Marty. And Emma Thompson is ideally suited to play Hillary Clinton in the film "Primary Colors." "Unfortunately,...
Aphex Twin's Deserves Some Attention
Byline: Adam Webb Aphex Twin "Come To Daddy" (Warp Records).* * * 1/2 The guys in Aphex Twin are evil. How do I know? The idea entered my mind four seconds into "Come To Daddy" when a raspy voice chanted, "I want your soul," into my earphones...
A Quick Drink A Chance Encounter A Little Romance A Tete-a-Tete with Friends It Happens on Barstools All over. Here's the Story of One
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer It could have been any old barstool in any old joint. But it had to be the right old joint. It couldn't be one of those shabby-chic nightspots or a cutting-edge megaclub. It had to be an old-fashioned...
Arboretum Sets Fires to Help Mother Nature
Byline: Kevin Barrett Daily Herald Staff Writer Two things come annually to the Morton Arboretum. The first are prairie fires. The second are the phone calls reporting the prairie fires. "We do get a lot of people calling us and saying, 'Did...
Arkansas, N.C. State Continue Trend of New Faces at Final Four
Byline: Patricia Babcock Daily Herald Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Not long ago, predicting which teams would reach the women's Final Four was easy. Almost easier than predicting whether or not the Cubs would win a World Series. Year after...
Athletes Go the Distance, Raise $25,000 for Charity
Byline: Susan Terwedow The last event in the sixth annual Midwest Indoor Tri-Classic Series took place on Sunday. The Wheaton Sports Center hosted the fourth and final event of the series. The series participants' entry fees were donated to the...
Attention to Detail Puts Smith, Barrington in Their Own League
Byline: Marty Maciaszek A few years ago, a poll recognized Barrington as one of the top amateur baseball facilities in the country. One gloomy morning, I wound up with a personalized tour from Kirby Smith for some of the things that went into...
Aurora CC Needs to Stay Healthy with Only 10 Players on Its Roster Chargers May Lack Numbers but Not Experience
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer It's going to be pretty lonely on the Aurora Central Catholic softball bench this season. With just 10 players on the varsity roster, the Chargers are well aware of what their three biggest keys...
Aurora Central Catholic, Marmion Produce Promising Programs
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent Add 22 talented freshmen to an already solid Aurora Central Catholic girls track program and the future looks bright. Actually the present looks pretty bright. "This is a big group in numbers and this...
Aurora U. Settles for 1 Win, Tie
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent It may be early in the season, but Aurora University and Wheaton College know Thursday's non-conference double-header could have implications when NCAA Division III playoff berths are awarded. When...
A Weak Winter Has Penguins Raffling Meat to Fund Trails
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer A lack of snow this year has left the Huntley Penguins Snowmobile Club with a smaller membership and less dues money than usual. The Penguins are hoping to make up some of that money at their...
Back at the Ranch the House May Have Started out Gaudy, but Lots of Remodeling Work Has Turned It into a Charming Home
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Real Estate Writer When you walk through the door of Charlene and Glen Carlson's Lake Zurich house, you know right away they have worked for years to make this their dream home. It's not big. It wasn't custom...
Back under the Big Top John Cleese Promos Usher in 22 Hours of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'
Byline: Ted Cox TV/radio columnist John Cleese is in the WTTW Channel 11 studios shooting promotional ads for this weekend's "Monty Python's Flying Circus" marathon. The promos have been written by 'TTW staffers and are peppered with "Monty Python"...
Barrington, Fremd Set Tone in North
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Changes are coming. Next year there will be no more Mid-Suburban North. Kirby Smith won't be coaching Barrington. But that's next year. This year, it could be the same old story. "Barrington,...
Baseball Feat for the Ages Maine's Two Straight Titles Have No Equal
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Baseball players at Maine Township High School had spring Saturdays to themselves in the late 1950s. There were no games scheduled then, so the kids from Des Plaines and Park Ridge were on their...
Baseball Notes
Baseball economics Foul balls are no longer lost causes for Lake Park. While waiting for the summer completion of a varsity field at the school's west campus in Bloomingdale, the Lancers will play on the sophomore field. There are no dugouts,...
Baseball Previews
EAST SUBURBAN CATHOLIC Carmel Coach: Chuck Gandolfi (10th season) Last year: 27-10, 12-6 Key losses: Mike McMahon (P, Southern Illinois), Josh Ward (P, Illinois Wesleyan), Mark Staehle (2B), Matt Dana (OF, Dayton) Top returnees: Jerry...
Baseball Previews
Byline: David Oberhelman and Allen Oshinski UPSTATE EIGHT Elgin Maroons Coach: Dave Cooklin, 16 years (306-177) Last year's record: 26-9-1, 18-6 and tied with St. Charles for first in Upstate Eight. Playoffs: Beat Jacobs 10-0 and Hoffman...
Baseball Previews
INDEPENDENT Wauconda Coach: Jim Van Fleet (14th year) Last year: 28-8 (first place in Northwest Suburban Conference, regional champion). Key losses: Jeff Gertz (P) (Illinois-Chicago), Chris Gertmann (P), Phil Calandra (P), Jose Baho (2B),...
Batavia Shows off Its Main Street State Officials Tour Downtown, Offer Advice on Revitalization
Byline: Terri Tabor Daily Herald Staff Writer Parking issues and some vacant storefronts aside, state officials visiting Batavia on Thursday said the city has a bright future. Representatives from the Illinois Main Street Suburban program came...
Benedictine Baseball Team Deceptively Talented
Byline: Bob Musinski Daily Herald Sports Writer Benedictine University's baseball team should be one of the top NCAA Division III squads in the region. But they don't always look that way. "Some days we look like an NCAA tournament team,"...
Bevy of Beanie Babies Believed to Be Bogus
Byline: Dave Mann Daily Herald Staff Writer U.S. Customs Services investigators Wednesday seized a $440,000 shipment of Beanie Babies which may be counterfeit. The suspect toys came from China and wound up in Rolling Meadows. Two boxes, bearing...
Big Business of Sports Helps to Create This Mess
Byline: Mark Alesia Anyone shocked - shocked - by the allegations made against two former Northwestern basketball players Thursday was probably shaking a pom-pon and root, root, rooting for old NU. Either that or singing and swaying to the alma...
Bloomingdale Can Relax; 'Boys' Back from Vacation
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer The boys are back in town. Clipper and Schooner, Bloomingdale's famous swan duo, returned home Thursday after a lengthy winter holiday. The 3-year-old birds ditched Westlake's freezing waters...
Borge Leads Raiders
Byline: Ben Ochoa Daily Herald Correspondent Freshman Mike Borge has already broken the Glenbard South school gymnastics record for freshmen in all-around competition and set a new ring record as well. "He's a real nice gymnast," coach Howie...
Box Scores Give Little Indication of Problem
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Losing basketball games by wide margins was certainly not an unusual occurrence for Northwestern during the 1994-95 season. The Wildcats went 1-17 in the Big Ten that year and the losses came by...
Bricks May Be Foundation for Park Fund-Raiser Considered for New Veterans Memorial
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Wood Dale may raise money brick by brick to build a more dignified place to honor its veterans. A group of volunteers is brainstorming ways to pay for the construction of a new Veteran's Park...
Bullinger Traded to Mariners for Minor-League Pitcher
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. - Shortstop Mike Caruso is in the starting lineup. Troubled first baseman/outfielder Wil Cordero is still a no-show in extended spring training. Those were the top two stories Thursday,...
Burlington's Dynamic Duo Drives for Downstate Dream
Byline: John Radtke When they recently went to Normal for the girls state basketball tournament, Heather Wendt and Cindy Hilbrich noticed a road sign for Pekin. It was all they could do to not head the car in that direction. But come June,...
By Phone, by Mail, in Person: Officials Want to Answer Queries
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Have a question for next month's town meeting but can't be there on April 22 to ask in person? No problem. Just call it in. Residents who can't attend the first town meeting, but have a question they've just been dying...
Camera at Rail Crossing Delayed at Least 4 Weeks
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Wood Dale still may be months away from using cameras to catch scofflaws who go around the gate at a dangerous railroad crossing. Metra officials said Thursday it may be another four to six weeks...
Can We Cut Down on Lawsuits? Bad Things Just Happen
Byline: Bob Collins Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Could be karma or kismet or what goes around comes around, or maybe even God's plan that we mere mortals can't possibly comprehend. Whatever it is, these days it's probably going to...
Carmel's Young Group Aims for Improvement under Mahoney
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer As he begins his second year as the Carmel coach, Paul Maloney says he is still trying to build the program. "We've got some players who show promise," Maloney said. "We would like to think we'll...
Carmel, Warren Play Scoreless Tie
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report Carmel and Warren are trying to improve their programs, but in their battle on Thursday afternoon they had to settle with a draw. The non-conference match held at Warren went through 80 minutes with neither team...
Cary Gears Up to Cut Mowing Contract with Sheetz
Byline: Stephanie McClelland Daily Herald Staff Writer For the second year, the village of Cary is turning to the experts when it comes to mowing. Trustees could soon approve a one-year service contract with Sheetz Lawn Service of Barrington....
Catchings on Target to Surpass Even Holdsclaw's Accomplishments
Byline: Patricia Babcock Daily Herald Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Whether or not Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee's spectacular do-it-all forward, is the best women's collegiate basketball player of all time is not up for dispute. Right now,...
Centurion Classic a Fine Showcase of Basketball Talent
Byline: Lindsay Willhite Didn't make it to Peoria last weekend? Don't like going into the city to see top-flight high school hoops? Then get your rump over to Marquette Manor Baptist Church in Downers Grove next week for the 11th Centurion...
Chicago-Area Lawyer to Join Judiciary Team in Washington
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer The typical law career goes like this: graduate law school, work as an assistant state's attorney to gain courtroom experience; then land a much more lucrative job in private practice. Far...
Class AA Softball State Finals Ready for New DeKalb Venue
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer Not too many people at last season's Class AA state softball tournament in Downstate Pekin were aware that it would mark the end of the event's presence in the small central Illinois town just west...
Club Helps Put the Right Foot Forward for Spring
Byline: Kristie Benedik It's time to get out and enjoy some spring activities at the Dundee Township Park District Senior Center, 2 Pine St. All seniors 50 years and older are invited. Monday is the beginning of the first eight-week session of...
Clubhouse It Have a Mammoth Meal, Linger for a Scotch. Just Be Prepared for a Wait
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Food Editor The Clubhouse 298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-0600 - Cuisine: Classic American fair with contemporary twists, including salads, premium steaks, fish, pasta and pizza - Setting: Private...
Club Is a Hub of Activity for Senior Citizens
Byline: Erica J. Ballard Daily Herald Staff Writer Warren Township Senior Club Warren Township Senior Club is a social and community service group. Since most communities have a similar organization, membership is limited to Warren Township residents....
Coaches at Final Four Fear Similar Trouble Can Happen Anywhere
Byline: Mike Imrem Daily Herald Sports Columnist SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Thursday morning Mike Krzyzewski pondered the pox of illegal sports gambling on college campuses. "It's a bomb ready to explode," the Duke basketball coach said. Thursday...
Coaches Caught off Guard by Checks
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer When St. Charles Boys Baseball Association members recruited coaches in December, criminal background checks were never discussed as part of the deal. But that all changed earlier this month when...
Coalition Steams Ahead on Plans to Help Youths
Byline: Warren Spencer The second community meeting of the Geneva Coalition for Youth was held March 19 at the Geneva High School Library. Committee meetings are held the second Thursday every month, open meetings the second Thursday of every other...
Conant, Hoffman Estates Rally to Non-Conference Wins
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report Elgin's Brad Nichols was 1-out away from throwing a 1-hit, 6-inning shutout at Conant. Then the only error of the game led to 4 unearned Conant runs. The 4 runs held up for the host Cougars (1-1) and gave...
Conant Hopes to Keep JV Streak Going in Girls Track
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Depth will be an asset for Conant's junior varsity girls track team as it tries to extend its three-year undefeated dual-meet string. "We have our largest turnout with over 90 kids," said coach...
Conservatives vs. Moderates Battle Rages Milton Township GOP Party Struggles for Unity
Byline: John Chase Daily Herald Staff Writer In the Republican heartland of DuPage County, few political party organizations have existed for as long or are as powerful as Milton Township's. More than 80 years old and centered in the county seat...
Consider Number of Decks, House Rules before Splitting 4s
Byline: Fred Renzy Daily Herald Correspondent Just about every blackjack player knows you should always split a pair of Aces or 8s. Also, I'm sure you've gawked in disbelief at players who sometimes foolishly split a pair of 10s. These are basically...
Consistent Palatine Rolls by Meadows
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Close games marked the beginning of the season for Palatine and Rolling Meadows. That ended in their Mid-Suburban League crossover match Thursday. Palatine (2-0) blitzed Rolling Meadows 15-1,...
Consultant Uses Internet to Make Business Director
Byline: Kim Mikus Tom Williams is using the Internet to create a devise similar to a phone book filled with local businesses. Williams, who operates an Internet consulting services firm, offers Net advertising to area businesses on a localized...
Cook Library Officials Seek Solution to Space Problems
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Now that voters have rejected a referendum to fund a Cook Memorial Library district expansion, officials want to hear residents' ideas for solving the space problems. "Clearly, the voters rejected...
Cordero's Reporting Date Still Up in Air
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. - The White Sox' latest acquisition, controversial first baseman/outfielder Wil Cordero, didn't meet the press Thursday. Cordero was supposed to be available, but he was still in Puerto...
Council OKs Building with Bit More Taste
Byline: Chris Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer A plan to build another retail building at the Rolling Meadows Shopping Center on Kirchoff Road is back, but without an oil change and lube shop. Developer Todd Enz wants to construct a 7,000 square...
Cubs' Hendry Could Be in Line for Major-League GM Job
Byline: Barry Rozner MESA, Ariz. - The more you talk to baseball people, the more you hear that Cubs scouting director Jim Hendry is going to be a big league general manager sometime in the next year or two. In fact, if Dave Dombrowski chooses...
Dark Day at NU Ex-Basketball Players Charged with Trading Points for Payoffs in Latest Sport Scandal
Byline: Laura Janota Daily Herald Staff Writer When Northwestern University's football team finally played in the Rose Bowl, the school known more for academics reached the pinnacle of big-time college sports. On Thursday, it plummeted to the...
DeKalb Is the New Tourney Destination
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer When we last left the state softball scene, Fremd High School was making headlines with its first visit to downstate Pekin. At the time, not too many people were aware that it would mark the end...
Despite Losses, Future Looks Bright for Jacobs
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent Losing two all-conference players isn't the best news a coach can get. However, in high school baseball, where athletes get only four years of eligibility, it is inevitable that top performers...
Disney's 'Deedles' beyond 'Diculous'
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "Meet the Deedles" * 1/2 Written by Jim Herzfeld. Produced by Dale Pollock and Aaron Meyerson. Directed by Steve Boyum. A Walt Disney release. Rated PG. Running time: 90 minutes. Cast: Phil...
Dist. 203 Panel Says Students Should Have School Choice
Byline: Christie Hart Daily Herald Staff Writer A committee of parents is recommending that a small group of Naperville students get the chance to go to middle school with their classmates. The students, who live in the Olesen Estates subdivision,...
Dist. 59 Officials Begin Looking at Ridge Options
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer Elk Grove Township school board members and administrators are dealing with the task of what to do with an extra building. Ridge School, at 650 Ridge Avenue in Elk Grove Village, has served...
District 200 Settles with Fired Wheaton North Teacher
Byline: John Chase Daily Herald Staff Writer A popular Wheaton North High School English teacher who appealed his firing last summer after twice being accused of sexual harassment has agreed to quit in exchange for half a year's salary. Alec...
District 211 Rejects Request by Union to Ban Nepotism
Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 has rejected a request from its teachers union to create a policy banning nepotism. When asked Thursday if the district had any intention of formulating...
District 21 Still Attracting Non-English Students
Byline: Dwayne T. Wong Daily Herald Staff Writer With the flags of 18 different nations hanging there, the learning media center at Holmes Middle School in Wheeling has the look of a small-scale United Nations. The flags represent the nationalities...
Doctor Makes House Calls through TV
Byline: Diane Dassow Imagine a doctor who makes house calls, but doesn't carry a black bag. And she shows up in thousands of houses at once. Dr. Mary Ann Malloy appears on "Committed to Chicago's Health," a segment covering health news that...
Duck Group Not Just for the Birds Goals Include Saving Wetlands
Byline: Bob Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer The Naperville Ducks Unlimited Chapter is everything it's quacked up to be, and more. Just ask Donna Whitfield, a board member and treasurer of the 70-member group that works to preserve and protect...
Dundee-Crown Counts on Depth; Streamwood, Jacobs in Numbers Game
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Depth and balance are two keys for Dundee-Crown's frosh-soph boys' track team. "The frosh-soph team is looking promising," said coach Tom Smith. "We cover a lot of events. We have some solid...
Editorials
Franzen turned things around The best that can be said about Gayle Franzen's tenure as county board chairman is that it was all business and no bluster. Franzen has provided quiet yet effective leadership - exactly what the county needed. When...
Elgin Tries to Plug Gaps, Enjoy Season Crystal Lake South Operates with Encouraging Numbers
Byline: Daily Herald staff report A season that seemed so full of promise for Elgin's frosh-soph track team at the end of last year has been hurt with the opening of Bartlett High School. "We lost 10 to 12 kids to Bartlett," said Maroons coach...
Elk Grove Skate Rink May Hinge on State Funds
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer Skate park plans on smooth course Giving young skaters and skateboarders a place to play is still a priority for the Elk Grove Park District. Commissioners Thursday night agreed to continue...
Expect Quick Pace in MSL South Race
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer The gap may be closing between Schaumburg and the rest of the Mid-Suburban South this year. Partly from some of the losses suffered by the defending MSL and state champions. Partly from some...
Expo Will Cover Roofs to Finance
Byline: Stephani McClelland If you need financial counseling, a great family vacation or even a new roof for your house, stop by the Cary-Grove Home and Business Expo this weekend. Local business owners, builders and civic groups will be setting...
Facaccia's Gets to Keep Late-Night Liquor License
Byline: Brad Hahn Daily Herald Staff Writer One vote was the difference this week between a downtown Elgin restaurant serving booze into the early morning or shutting its doors completely. Owners of Facaccia's Ristorante said if the Elgin City...
Family Sues Railroad over Accident on Schmale
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer A Carol Stream woman's family blames two railroad companies for a weather-related accident that has left her on life support. In a lawsuit filed earlier this week, Hanifa and Nasir Ajmeri accused...
Few Changes among Batavia GOP Officers
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer Tri-Cities Republicans decided to stay the course this week when it came to electing township party leaders. Batavia Township precinct committeemen re-elected David Evensen as chairman at a meeting...
Find Your Vibe Three Levels, Three Moods, One Theme: Take It to a Higher Level. at Karma
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer What You Need to Know - Name: Karma - Location: 318 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, (312) 321-1331 - Parking: $6 valet - Directions: Kennedy to Ohio, east to Franklin, south to Grand, west to...
Fingers Point at Society's Love of Gambling
Byline: Jim Allen Daily Herald Staff Writer Churches have bingo. Off-track betting centers take wagers on nags. Tollway oases have unmanned Lottery machines. Newspapers run Vegas betting lines on every sport. More than a half dozen casinos...
First-Graders Get Bear Details on Naps
Byline: Kristin Larson Daily Herald Staff Writer Bears a big hit with first-graders Chicago Bears John Thierry, John Allred and Ryan Wetnight were popular readers in a Woodland district first-grade class Thursday. The three were among "Readers...
For Filmmaker, 'Grease' Still Golden 20 Years Later
Byline: Dann Gire "Most people don't ever get to see their dreams once," Allan Carr said. "I've gotten to see mine twice. I feel blessed." The former Highland Park native and hot Hollywood producer has two reasons to feel blessed. His recent...
Frankini's Sixth-Inning Blast Gives Trojans Tie with Aurora Central
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Sports Writer This homer in the gloamin' didn't have quite the same payoff as Gabby Hartnett's 1938 pennant-clinching blast for the Cubs. Still, Joe Frankini's 2-run home run in the sixth inning of Thursday's non-conference...
Fremd Aims for Trip to Tourney
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer Fremd coach Rob Harris believes the 1998 Vikings are easily his finest hitting club in seven seasons. Combine that with Courtney Walker, the school's second-winningest pitcher of all-time and the...
Fuzz Guitar or Freaky, Creaky Folk: Alternative Sounds Fill Chicago Clubs
Byline: Mark Guarino Music critic Jules Verdone with New World Spirits, 10:30 p.m. Friday at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $6. (773) 525-2508. Fuzz guitar rock is on the plate for newcomer Jules Verdone. Her Q Division debut, "Diary...
Geneva Residents Fear Disruption from Railport
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Geneva residents and officials left a meeting with Union Pacific Railroad representatives Thursday night with few reassurances and many concerns about the proposed railport. "The major concern...
Glenbard North Ready to Roar
Byline: Dave Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer This could be the Year of the Panther. Glenbard North opens the 1998 softball season as the No. 1-ranked team in DuPage County, and one of the top teams in the Chicago area. Six starters - including...
Glen Ellyn Parks Offers Little Solace for Northwest Side
Byline: Karen Kutz Daily Herald Staff Writer Residents on the northwest side of Glen Ellyn want a park of their own. That was the message about a dozen residents shared with park district officials at the fourth in a series of neighborhood meetings....
Glory Days Motivate Schmitz Coach Thinks Team Could Match 1988's
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer Batavia softball coach Jim Schmitz is hoping his players remember their anniversary. It was exactly 10 years ago when the Bulldogs had their finest season in program history by winning their only...