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 June 24, 1998

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14-Year-Old Team Wins Six of Eight Games
The Wheaton Warriors 14-year-old traveling team won six out of eight games during a stretch of games in early June. The Warriors beat the Winfield Wolves twice 14-0 and 4-2. Tim VanZuldam and Steve Schnackel combined to shut out the Wolves in the...
[2A] Editorials
Clinton can push China democracy As President Clinton departs on the long flight to Xian, China, Americans at home remain divided on what he ought to say when he arrives. Asia's instability dictates the president's first task. With Tokyo and...
2 Exxon Alumni Score Big with Specialty Oil Products
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Business Writer Business profile Name: Ken A. Gansmann Business: Unisource Energy Inc., West Chicago Sales: $25 million Philosophy: "We'd rather find out what the customer's needs are, rather than go...
4-H Members Ready to Show off Hard Work
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer Students in 4-H groups from Grayslake to Gurnee are using these last few weeks before the Lake County Fair to put the finishing touches on their projects. They've been training their Dobermans...
Aces U-13 Exact Revenge on Fire with 3-2 Win
The Arlington Aces U-13 Black soccer team split a pair of games against a pair of teams that had defeated them earlier in the season. In the first game, Arlington gained revenge against the Waukegan Fire with a 3-2 victory. Arlington tied the...
A Few Hot Tips on Grilling Food
Before you fire up the Weber take a few seconds to read these pointers harvested from "Grilling for Dummies." - Direct grilling means that the food is placed on the grill directly over the full force of the heat. This method is more often used for...
After He Suffers an 0-for-5 Afternoon, Sosa Pays Tribute to Indians' Pitchers
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer All year long, the Nos. 1-4 hitters have carried the Cubs. But in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians, they went a combined 1-for-17. Sammy Sosa, who came into the game with 21 homers in...
Algonquin Trustees Want Restaurant Plans Redesigned
Byline: Paul M. Anderson Daily Herald Correspondent An Algonquin committee of trustees rejected some of the exterior decorations for a proposed 1950s-style fast-food restaurant Tuesday. Members of the planning, building and zoning committee had...
Animal Bone Causes Stir Archaeologist Says It's Not Human; Crews Keep Working
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer What some thought would be a road block to the Madison Avenue extension turned up being nothing more than a chunk of animal bone. The bone - originally thought by some to be remains of an Indian...
Area Football Camp Stresses Fundamentals, Preparation
Byline: Paul Reis Daily Herald Correspondent The professional basketball and hockey seasons have now ended. Major league baseball is nearing its halfway point, and youth baseball and softball are even deeper into their seasons. So who's even thinking...
Area Tae Kwon Do Athletes Prep for Nationals
Byline: Bruce Pecho Ask any Orlando-bound kid where he's headed and he'll probably reply "Disney World!" But 11 local youngsters will soon be off to central Florida not in search of sun and fun, but of the glory of a national victory - they'll...
Arlington Hts. Parks Honored for Record of Financial Reporting
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Lee Marvin might not have been impressed, but Arlington Heights Park District commissioners hope some will take note of the clean dozen. This is the 12th consecutive year the park district has won a...
Artist Helps Heal Wounds with Inspiring Sculpture
Byline: Bruce Pecho Twisting into the sky like a waft of white smoke, it appeared just a little more than a year ago. Its luminous white exterior lending even more grace to its shape, "Aspire" rises into the air upon the breezes of well-being...
Artist's Creations Reflect His Soul, Intelligence
Byline: Bruce Pecho Daily Herald Correspondent The crowd in the Hyatt Regency O'Hare ballroom came to a thunderous standing ovation as Muhammad Ali set foot onto the stage. The elegant, green velvet bag presented to Ali was lifted to unveil the...
Bank Developer Offers Lisle a Way to Revive Corner of Ogden, Main
Byline: Kevin Barrett Daily Herald Staff Writer In what could be a boost for Lisle's sagging downtown, a Schaumburg-based holding company has proposed building a bank at the gateway to the commercial district. Lisle officials warned Tuesday that...
Barrington and Lake in the Hills Will Host Tournament This Weekend
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report American Legion baseball goes on display this weekend with a three-day headliner for 10 teams at Barrington and Lake in the Hills. The two-site tournament Friday through Sunday will showcase some of the finest...
Barrington Boys Not Only Best Scouts, but Best Friends
Byline: Bruce Pecho Ready for sides two and three of the triple-crown Eagle Scout triangle? Last week, this column introduced you to Stephen Terando, one of three Boy Scouts in Troop 21 based in Barrington who were installed as Eagle Scouts in...
Barrington Eyes Idea of Raking in Private Trees to Streetscape
Byline: Bill O'Brien Daily Herald Staff Writer Barrington planners will have the opportunity to expand the definition of what is a streetscape, possibly giving them the means to regulate trees on private property. Some members of the village...
Bears Stadium Faces Stiff Opposition from Neighbors
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer The sign in Mary Jedzinek's yard opposing a suburban stadium for the Chicago Bears is beginning to show its age with faded colors and weathered cardboard. Now Jedzinek is using a new medium...
'Beginning of the Vision' Starts for Downtown West Chicago
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer West Chicago city officials have come a long way in sprucing up the historic downtown area. A few years ago, improvements such as brick-paved sidewalks and old-fashioned street lights gave a...
Behind Eight Ball No Longer, Pool Hall Nears Completion
Byline: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah Daily Herald Staff Writer He's won 17 national pool championships and has played in several world tournaments. Now, pool shark John Abruzzo is bringing the game to his hometown. Abruzzo's dream of opening an upscale...
Board Takes Second Look at Expanding Salt Creek School
Byline: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah Daily Herald Staff Writer A price tag of $2.3 million isn't cheap. And concerns from teachers and some parents over moving second-graders out of one school and into another can't be dismissed. Both those issues...
Brothers Stick to It, Expand Mundelein Label Company
Byline: Meta L. Levin Daily Herald Correspondent Carl Walliser looks at labels, whether he is in the grocery store or flying on an airplane. Walliser, president of Mundelein-based Print-O-Tape Inc., is looking for the labels made by his company....
Buddies Share More Than Eagle Awards
Byline: Bruce Pecho When friends and fellow classmates of John Scapin and Philip Baggio learned the two boy scouts had earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a triple Eagle ceremony, they probably couldn't have been less surprised. After all, Scapin...
Buffer Zone Battle Again Scuttles Plans for Bigger Steel Plant
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer No winners emerged from Tuesday's skirmish over a Bloomingdale Township steel company's expansion. The DuPage County board rejected Crane & Steel's rezoning request because there was too small...
Candidate Admits Interfering with Campton Twp. Election
Byline: James Kimberly Daily Herald Staff Writer When he and another man were charged criminally for interfering with a Campton Township election, Craig Goeske was quick to proclaim his innocence. On Tuesday, after admitting his guilt to one...
Carpentersville to Start Interviews in Police Chief Search
Byline: Jonathan McKernan Daily Herald Staff Writer Beginning this week, Carpentersville Village Manager Kevin O'Donnell will sit down with six police officials from across the nation to see if they have what it takes to be the village's next police...
Cary Merchants' Parking Plan Stalls Trustees Say Parking to Fit Each Business' Needs Too Confusing
Byline: Stephanie McClelland Daily Herald Staff Writer Cary merchants thought they had come up with the perfect way to reconfigure parking spots in the downtown area. But some village trustees at the board's public safety committee meeting Tuesday...
Cary Times Electricity Tax to Coincide with Rate Cut
Byline: Stephanie McClelland Daily Herald Staff Writer Cary residents will see the village's new 5 percent utility tax reflected in their September electric bill. It could be hard to spot, however, since that is the same time ComEd will be reducing...
Cash Machines Newest Addition to Lineup at Bloomingdale Family Fest
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer Parents can no longer use the empty-wallet excuse at Bloomingdale's Family Fest. The carnival, which starts Thursday, will boast an automated teller machine this year. Organizers say the ATM...
Chairman Seeks Lawyer to Advise on DuPage 7 Case
Byline: Kristy Kennedy Daily Herald Staff Writer DuPage County Chairman John Case announced Tuesday he is hunting for an "unbiased" lawyer to advise the board on the DuPage 7 legal fee issue. Case said he has an undisclosed retired DuPage attorney...
Check out the Fine Arts at Hospital Campus
Byline: Chris Clair Pizza, bagpipes and artists, oh my. That's how Northwest Community Hospital and the Northwest Cultural Council plan to celebrate the rededication of Northwest Community Hospital's redeveloped Arlington Heights campus Saturday...
Church's Landscaping Issue Headed to Barrington Board
Byline: Bill O'Brien Daily Herald Staff Writer Following conflicting views from two village commissions, the Village Church of Barrington's request to build an addition appears to be an issue the village board will have to resolve. Whether a...
Classes Breathe Life into CPR Training
Byline: Pat Reilly The Cary Fire Protection District is offering CPR classes for the general public in an attempt to educate people in life-threatening situations. A key to keeping someone alive who has suffered cardiac arrest is administering...
Classes Can Help Parents Hone Skills
Byline: Pat Merrill Charlene Fritz-Brennan, RN, BSN, always knew she wanted to work with children. Even as a youngster herself, she baby-sat and served as a camp counselor. While studying for her bachelor's degree at Rush in Chicago, her major areas...
Clearer Picture of Railport Wanted Tri-Cities Residents Know It Would Be Big, but Just How Big?
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer Watching Tri-Cities residents react to the numbers being bandied about for a proposed railport south of the DuPage Airport brings to mind a quote attributed to Mark Twain: "There are three kinds of lies:...
Clinic Reflects Girls' Growing Interest in Sport
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent Michael Jordan had a major impact on basketball's popularity, Tiger Woods is introducing golf to kids and Pele long has been a soccer icon. Now, girls hockey is starting to grow spurred by the success...
Club Aims for Younger Golfers Cantigny Hopes Par-3 Course Draws Different Breed of Players
Byline: John Chase Daily Herald Staff Writer The golf course with the name that sounds more like an Internet site for kids is nearly done. But that doesn't mean Youth Links, a new kids-only golf course at the Cantigny Golf Club near Wheaton,...
Collegians
Achievements of the Fox Valley's Best and Brightest include: - Michael Imler of Crystal Lake earned a doctor of medicine degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., at the university's May 16 commencement. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell...
ComEd: Energy Supply OK despite Recent Plant Troubles
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer ComEd officials say they don't foresee cutting off residential customers' power during the next few days of hot weather, even though problems have cropped up at some of the plants the utility relies...
Complaints against State Judges Are Rare
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Staff Writer The misconduct complaint filed against Lake County Circuit Court Judge John Goshgarian with the Illinois Courts Commission is the first against a Lake County judge in the panel's history. In fact,...
Construction Could Create Space Crunch in Station Lot
Byline: Mike Burke Daily Herald Staff Writer Commuters who occasionally use the daily fee parking lot near the Medinah train station soon will have a hard time finding a space. That's because people who buy monthly and quarterly permits are going...
Cougars Lead the Way as West All-Stars Grab Victory
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Sports Writer CLINTON, Iowa - By the banks of the Mississippi, the Kane County Cougars made themselves at home. Nine Cougars earned Midwest League all-star berths and came to Riverview Stadium on Tuesday with a mission...
County Confused on 2000 Solutions
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer The countdown to the year 2000 is speeding by too fast for McHenry County officials who fear their computers might crash when the millennium hits. Last year, county officials heard all the rumors...
County Property Taxes Target of Reform Group
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer Cook County's controversial property tax system is the target of a new group that will meet for the first time today in Chicago to talk about reform. Cook County Assessor James M. Houlihan is spearheading...
County Tourism Explodes; Officials Look to Future
Byline: Jessie Klocek Daily Herald Correspondent ***** CORRECTION/date 06-25-1998: Lake County generates $559 million in tourism business a year, not an amount reported in some editions about the Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau's...
Cubs' Sale of Rockford Franchise to Dayton Group Is Finally OKd
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Sports Writer CLINTON, Iowa - The Cubs' sale of their Rockford franchise to a group which will move the farm team to Dayton, Ohio, was finally approved by the Midwest League Monday. At the annual pre-All-Star game...
Cubs Will Try to Find Their Game on Road
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer After all of the cork-popping and the euphoria over records broken, the Cubs wake up this morning with a terrible hangover. A 3-6 homestand will do that to a ballclub. The Cleveland Indians finished...
Dance Academy Founder Remembered for Her Lessons on Life
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer She was known to her students as "Miss Ellen," a teacher who knew how to dance - with confidence. Ellen Copeland's dance students Tuesday remembered her as a helpful and caring woman who taught...
Dark Days of Wheaton Power Outages Should Be in the Past, ComEd Vows
Byline: John Chase Daily Herald Staff Writer A year after power outages hit Wheaton so hard it raised residents' temperatures to a boiling point, ComEd is saying changes it has made should be enough to make the summer a long, cool one. As Wheaton...
Desire a Career as Election Judge? Lake County Clerk Needs You
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Summer has just started, but the Lake County Clerk's office is already looking ahead to spring and searching for election judges. Using a county-wide campaign called, "YOU BE THE JUDGE. No legal...
Developers: Spaulding, Viking Work on Schedule
Byline: Kristin Larson Daily Herald Staff Writer Just two months before the 1998-99 school year, the Viking and Spaulding school projects are quickly moving toward completion. In a board of education meeting Tuesday, representatives from Schal...
Dist. 211 Board Stands by Decision after Mice Prank
Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer The District 211 school board is standing by a decision to ban at least one student and his parents from graduation because of a senior prank. "It is unfortunate (your son) chose to engage in behavior...
Dist. 21 Likely to Approve Funding for Technology
Byline: Dwayne T. Wong Daily Herald Staff Writer Wheeling Township elementary school officials plan to continue to keep computer technology as a big part of the district. Even though Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will reach the last...
District 188 Administrators, Staff Awarded Salary Increase
Byline: Chris Heidenrich Daily Herald Staff Writer Administrators and support staff members in the Wauconda School District will receive salary and benefit increases this fall. The Wauconda Unit District school board recently approved compensation...
District 96 Board Names Middle School Principals
Byline: Vince Galloro Daily Herald Staff Writer Buffalo Grove-Long Grove Elementary District 96 picked an outsider and an insider Tuesday to be the principals at the two middle schools the district plans to have by fall 1999. The outsider is...
DJ, Beanies and Clinton Prompt Question: Why?
Byline: Jack Mabley Three things I don't understand: 1. Why does a sleazebag named Mancow Muller get $3 million for running a vulgar radio program while Bob Collins, who is clean informative, provocative, and has a far bigger audience, gets $1...
Earnhardt, Waltrip Bring Virtual Reality Racing Right to Area Fans
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Staff Writer Everything but the fumes. The NASCAR Silicon Speedway opening to the public today at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg brings the real feel of 190 MPH door-to-door racing to the fans because the real drivers...
Effective Pitching, Timely Hitting Help Sidekicks Sweep Heat
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer DuPage Sidekicks coach Jim Ortinau likes to use weeknight double-headers to give a lot of his team members playing time as well as his pitchers valuable innings. Winning a couple of games never hurts...
Elgin's YWCA Gets Big Lift Financially to Help Youths
Byline: Brad Hahn Daily Herald Staff Writer When Ann de Cruz learned the state was offering money to fund top-notch teen programs, she enthusiastically began filling out applications. For nearly a decade she and other YWCA of Elgin staff members...
Ex-Bull Love Lives out His Dream in Speech to Batavia Campers
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent It's a fair bet that most of the students at the Batavia basketball camp have, somewhere in the back of their minds, a fantasy of playing NBA basketball. Perhaps the girls at the camp want to play...
Fatal Fall Spurs Restricted Access to Cable Tower
Byline: Chris Fusco and Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writers As friends and family gather for Michael J. Siekierski Jr.'s funeral this morning, the cable television company that owns the Schaumburg receiving tower off which he fell is finishing...
Fenton Hopes Program Eases Transition for 'Baby Bisons'
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Are backpacks geeky? Will I have enough time between classes to get back to my locker? What's a credit? The trepidation felt by young students entering high school for the first time is as universal...
Fight Ends as Schaumburg Embraces Ballpark Project, but Elk Grove Residents Fire Up Plans to Block Bears Unanimous Approval Rolls over Opposition
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer Schaumburg trustees unanimously approved final plans for a publicly financed minor-league ballpark Tuesday, irritating some homeowners and setting the stage for a suburban minor-league baseball battle...
Fire District to Vote on New Fire Station for Inverness Today
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer Heavy equipment would begin scooping up dirt July 1 to make way for the foundation of a new fire station in Inverness if Chief Randee Short has his way. The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District...
Fire Issues Headed for Public Forum
Vernon Hills is planning to sponsor a public meeting to discuss fire protection issues in the village. Village President Roger Byrne told the village board Monday night that he plans to schedule the forum after the village receives results of a...
Fitzgerald May Not Need Cash Personally, but Many Believe He Does Politically
Byline: Madeleine Doubek Daily Herald Political Editor The cocktail party in the elegant Lake Forest home was about to end. Don't forget to leave your check if you aren't paid up, banker Robert Hershenhorn told his guests. "We take Visa and Mastercard,"...
Food for Thought
Confessions of a rookie food editor Forgive me Julia, for I have sinned. It's been a year now since I stepped into food editor's role and what a year it's been. I'd been a reporter for nearly nine years and could interpret plan commission...
Former Fraternity Brothers Take Law into Their Own Hands
Byline: Anne Schmitt Daily Herald Business Writer Business profile Name: Jordan I. Shifrin, 48 Gary R. Waitzman, 46 Business: Kovitz Shifrin & Waitzman, a Buffalo Grove-based law firm specializing in business and corporate law, litigation,...
From the Armed Forces
Marine 2nd Lt. Nicholas Neimes, son of Harold F. and Mary E. Neimes of Barrington, recently reported for duty with Marine Aviation Training Support Group, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Fla. The 1990 graduate of Barrington High...
Gardeners Open Up Their Hideaways Walk to Feature Unique Outdoor Retreats
Byline: Laura Zahn Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent "Havens and Hideaways" may forever change your notion of landscaping beginning at 10 a.m. Friday in Wheaton. The theme of the Wheaton Junior Woman's Club's fifth annual garden walk will feature...
Geneva Diner Makes Coffee, Friends
Byline: Lee Husffeldt The conversation is as good as the coffee at The Geneva Diner. Like most diners, Geneva has a group of regulars who find a stool at the counter and talk about the news of the day and make plans to play golf. "I came in...
Gift of Prints Boosts School Art Program
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley Applause and appreciation for District 303's recent acquisition of 100 fine art posters from two leading museums should be given to Karla Ray, a parent and volunteer with the Art Volunteers in the Classroom program....
Give Wood the Ball at Start of All-Star Game
Byline: Bruce Miles This missive is written with all due respect to Greg Maddux. But it's penned without apology to Maddux, or to Curt Schilling, Al Leiter, Tom Glavine or Kevin Millwood. The All-Star Game is less than two weeks away, and...
Glen Ellyn OKs Subdivision as Neighbors Fear Flooding
Byline: Karen Kutz Daily Herald Staff Writer Owners of spacious homes in Glen Ellyn's new Shari Glen subdivision are worried more new homes will cause flooding in their area. Village engineers say it isn't so. This week, the village board...
Glen Ellyn Sues Owner of Maryknoll
Byline: Karen Kutz Daily Herald Staff Writer Glen Ellyn officials are taking legal action today against the owner of the former Maryknoll seminary property. They hope to force the owner, Drew Herbert of DeKalb, to board up and secure the abandoned...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Sleepy Hollow gives employees right to use village parks, lakes Sleepy Hollow officials changed a village ordinance last week to allow employees the use of village park facilities. Under previous village law, only village residents...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS Fire station design work gets trustees' initial OK Arlington Heights trustees gave unanimous preliminary approval this week as the village board's committee of the whole to proceeding with detailed design work on a new fire station...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Perceptions of traffic not true, Barrington Hills president says Perceptions are not necessarily reality, Barrington Hills Village President James A. Kempe said. Barrington Hills is planning to widen and resurface a second segment...
Good Morning, Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles!
THE BRIEFS Kiwanis' Swedish Days raffle to benefit children's program People who attend Swedish Days can try their luck at winning some cash and helping Tri-Cities children at the same time. The Geneva Noon Kiwanis Club, along with its affiliated...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS Coca-Cola to make stop at Long Grove Strawberry Fest The Coca-Cola Interactive Road Show will make a stop at the Long Grove Strawberry Fest this weekend with a pair of promotional events. On Friday, Coke's bright red Cherry Coke...
Good Morning, Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS 'Understanding Depression' class starting up to help local residents A workshop on "Understanding Depression" will be offered by Good Shepherd Hospital's Center for Stress Medicine from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 25 to July 16....
Good Morning, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village!
THE BRIEFS District 26 rolls out plans to purchase vehicles this year The River Trails Elementary District 26 school board recently agreed to purchase a host of new vehicles to replace those targeted for replacement under the district's maintenance...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BLOTTER Elgin planning reception for retiring city employees The community is invited to a farewell reception for three longtime city of Elgin employees. The reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the city council chambers. Retiring...
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS W.A.C.O. gets mayors, others to hit the links for a good cause The Schaumburg-based Woodfield Area Charity Organization will host its 7th Hackers' Open Golf Tournament and Awards Banquet on July 30 at Elgin's Rolling Knolls Golf Club....
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS Mt. Prospect wins 14th award for its financial reporting Mount Prospect officials are basking in the glory of getting a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association...
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE BRIEFS Palatine Twp. expanding program for senior citizens The Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council is expanding a program offering recreation and social activities to mildly impaired seniors, and giving their caregivers some time off....
Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE BRIEFS City eligible for federal grants to pay for lighting at 3Com In addition to bids for infrastructure improvements to the 3Com site in Rolling Meadows coming in well below expectations, the city may now get a break on paying for street...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS Student-built home sells for $145,000 For students in Elgin Area Unit District 46, hard work literally paid off recently when the school board authorized the sale of the home at 425 Illinois St. in Elgin for $145,000. Students built...
Grocery Chain Wants Lisle to Annex Maple Avenue Property
Byline: Kevin Barrett Daily Herald Staff Writer One of the fastest-growing grocery and discount retail chains in the nation has chosen Lisle as its latest Illinois expansion site. Michigan-based Meijer Inc., has optioned a 60.5-acre plot on the...
Guinea Pigs in the ER? Testing Blood Substitute on Trauma Victims Raises Difficult Ethical Questions
Byline: Chrystal Caruthers Daily Herald Business Writer For about 100 people across the country, checking into the local emergency room was like volunteering their bodies for drug research. Only these gunshot, stab wound, or car accident victims...
Gurnee, Dust off Your Bowling Shoes Ice Arena Developers Add Bowling Alley to Project
Byline: Scott Silvestri Daily Herald Staff Writer Construction of an ice arena at Gurnee Mills will start this summer and will be joined by a $4 million bowling alley in about two years, a project investor said. The bowling facility is the newest...
Hanover Twp. Board Passes Budget - Barely
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer During a public hearing on Hanover Township's $1.66 million budget Tuesday, the only people protesting the dollar figures were two members of the township board. The board ultimately approved the...
Health Day
Zinc lozenges and kids don't mix No use trying to ease your child's sniffles with zinc lozenges; you'd be better off sticking with the ol' vaporizer, according to a new study. The verdict's still out on whether zinc really works on adults, but...
High School Officials Sticking to a Good Thing
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer Warren Township High School officials plan few changes at its new Almond Road campus following what they consider a successful inaugural year. "Things went so well this year, I don't think we...
His Recipes May Become Classics
Byline: Laura Bianchi Brent's Marinated Chicken 1 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing (such as Newmans' Own) 1/8 cup olive oil 1 garlic clove, sliced, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 4 boneless chicken breasts Mix all...
Hone Bike Skills at Police Department Rodeo
Byline: Julie O'Brien During the summer months, the Lake in the Hills Police Department will present a number of bicycle rodeos at different locations throughout the village. As the police department brings this service to different neighborhoods,...
Hot Topic of Home Rule Fails to Light Fires
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald Staff Writer Putting a home rule question on Lake Zurich's November ballot was expected to be a hot, controversial topic, but so far it has received mixed, if not welcoming reviews. While some business owners...
IDOT Ready to Hear from Public on Rt. 22 Road Improvements
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald Staff Writer Motorists tired of traffic woes along Route 22 will have a chance to talk to state transportation department officials Thursday. Representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation...
Illnesses Force Workers to Clear out County Moves Employees as Study of Building Conditions Continues
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer About 30 Kane County employees were evacuated from their offices Tuesday as a result of continued complaints about feeling ill and light-headedness. County leaders have called in an air-quality consultant...