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 February 4, 1997

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Vera S. Bergeron Services for Vera S. Bergeron, 57, of Streamwood, will be private. Mrs. Bergeron, who was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Oak Park, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. Private burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel...
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Froilan A. Aguiniga Sr. Services for Froilan A. Aguiniga Sr., 89, of Elgin, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elgin. Mr. Aguiniga, who was born April 15, 1907, in Michocan, Mexico, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at...
Access to Success Opens Doors to Medical Field
Byline: Meta L. Levin Daily Herald Correspondent Jackie Alaniz knows exactly what she would be doing if it weren't for the College of Lake County's Access to Success program. "I would be working 40 hours a week," she said. Instead the 1996...
April Election Could Change Direction of Randall Road
Byline: Arthur Kane Daily Herald Staff Writer Last week Jim Steigert was driving west along Route 14 in Crystal Lake when he was struck by the clutter of retail stores, fast-food restaurants and gas stations along that road. "That's exactly what...
Arlington Considers Giving Tax Breaks to Develop Properties
Byline: Robert C. Herguth Daily Herald Staff Writer Seven high-profile properties targeted for redevelopment in downtown Arlington Heights would be eligible for financial incentives under a plan addressed by trustees Monday night. The proposal...
A Shoe-In! Readers Tell Us about Their Love Affair with Footwear
Byline: Beth Wilson Last month, we wrote about shoe-lover Linda O'Keeffe, author of "Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More," and sought feedback from readers who also are crazy for shoes. Here are some of their stories and...
A Year of Celebration Set for Morton Arboretum
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Staff Writer In early 1921, Joy Morton had a vision: He wanted to create a garden of trees. His dream soon became a reality with the formation of the Morton Arboretum near Lisle. Now the arboretum is marking...
Barrington Boards to Lack Experience
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer Wanted: village trustees. No experience necessary. That might as well be the sign hanging outside Barrington-area village halls this election season. Several incumbent trustees and village...
Basketball Preview
Today's conference games MID-SUBURBAN NORTH Palatine (10-9, 4-2) at Fremd (15-3, 5-1) When: 7:30 p.m. Outlook: A chance for Fremd to solidify its lead in the North or for Palatine to make the race even tighter. In the first...
Belfour Made His Bed - Now It's Teal
Byline: Tim Sassone SAN JOSE, Calif. - If the Blackhawks failed to treat Ed Belfour with the kind of respect he felt he deserved, it's an issue he can't do anything about now. Belfour would have liked to finish his career with the Hawks but found...
Benedictine Grads Head Back to Serve as Career Mentors
Byline: Christie Hart Daily Herald Staff Writer Chris Comes wants students at his alma mater to know what he's discovered about the real world. They need to meet people, serve internships and develop a portfolio, he says. Most importantly, they...
Blazers Are Strong, but There's Conflict Aplenty
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Trail Blazers are the best of the rest in the West. At 25-22, the Blazers are not in the class of the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, Seattle SuperSonics or Los Angeles...
Bulls' Winter Admits His Disappointment over Snub
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. - Next time, Tex Winter just might turn down the nomination. For the third time in five years, Winter was nominated for the Basketball Hall of Fame but was not among the nominees admitted...
Bush Visit Proves City Can Be Proud of Its Teens
Byline: Sheri Buttstadt Our community owes a hearty pat on the back to Elgin High School for last week's pep rally for Money magazine's project in Elgin. The school succeeded in doing a first-class job of playing host to George and Barbara Bush....
Candidate Says Corporations Should Do More for Village
Byline: Pam Baert Daily Herald Correspondent Now that corporate America has settled into Hoffman Estates, village trustee candidate the Rev. Jimmie Daniels wants companies to support their residential neighbors. During his campaign kickoff Saturday...
Carol Stream OKs Strip Mall despite Residents' Protests
Byline: S.A. Mawhorr Daily Herald Staff Writer Worried about increased traffic congestion, accidents and head lights shining into their homes, three people Monday protested plans for shops along County Farm Road near Carol Stream. The residents,...
Charter School Organizers Look Ahead after Plan Fails
Byline: Dwayne T. Wong Daily Herald Staff Writer A proposal for a charter school in the Northwest suburbs didn't quite ring the bell with area educators, but that may not deter organizers. Charter school organizers said no definite plans have...
Church Members Take Heart and Soul to New Building
Byline: Karen Kutz Daily Herald Staff Writer Members of Naperville's Bethany Lutheran Church worshipped in their home of 37 years Sunday and then left it for good. More than 400 parishioners marched out of the crowded sanctuary at 919 S. Washington...
City Hopes Bagel Store Draws More Shops to Downtown
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Come spring, Des Plaines commuters will smell the aroma of blooming flowers and bagels. Bruegger's Bagel Bakery will open a store in the former Brown's Department Store building at 1502 Miner St., city...
Consistent Approach Works for Libertyville
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Hit every event cleanly and consistently and good things will happen. That was Libertyville coach Curt Austin's approach to Monday night's regional meet at New Trier. Austin's Wildcats had a...
Court: Elexon Can't Be Forced into Bankruptcy
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Three creditors who claim an Elk Grove Village-based printing press company owes them $450,000 cannot force the company into bankruptcy, a federal judge has ruled. Elexon Ltd., of 901 Greenleaf Ave....
Court Upholds Prairie Path Power Line Ruling
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer ComEd has cleared a major legal hurdle in its bid to build power lines along the Illinois Prairie Path near Warrenville. By refusing to hear the case, the Illinois Supreme Court has upheld the...
'Cowboy' Gallops to Court to Contest Citations
Byline: Deborah Johnson Daily Herald Staff Writer Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys. But if they insist on it, urge them to get permits before riding and camping in the local forest preserve. You should also tell them to leave...
Daily Herald/Coke Set Plans for Three Recognition Banquets
The planning continues. Dates and sites have been confirmed for the 1997 Daily Herald/Coca Cola basketball recognition banquets, and now it's a matter of waiting to see what players will be selected. Three banquets will be held in March as the...
Daily Record
DUI Report A listing from the Illinois Secretary of State of drivers licenses revoked or suspended for DUI convictions the week ending Jan. 11. Some revocations or suspensions are later rescinded; such actions are indicated. Revocation for DUI...
Dance Friday to Help Ill Teen's Family Pay Medical Bills
Byline: Arthur Kane Daily Herald Staff Writer About half of the tickets for a dinner dance fund-raiser to help Carrie Basak have been sold. But organizers expect the rest to be sold this week because the fund-raiser is planned for Friday. ...
Demons Face Another Test Tonight
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Part of the road to the NCAA tournament is paved with chunks of DePaul. Following big losses to Marquette, Louisville and Cincinnati, the Blue Demons face their fourth straight tourney-bound...
DePaul Plans to Renovate Building, Open New Campus in Fall
Byline: Ray Minor Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville has made the grade - at least in the eyes of DePaul University. DePaul officials say they will open a permanent campus here next fall after renovating a vacant building at the Amoco Research...
Details, Details: That's Focus of Designs in Style
Byline: Kim Mikus Schaumburg business owner Patti Rizzio has found that one of the most hectic parts in planning a wedding is all the details. Rizzio designed her business, Designs in Style, to assist the bride in these stressful odds and ends...
Developer Ready to Fill Last Corner of Randall Road, I-90 Intersection
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer The fourth corner is about to fall into place at the burgeoning intersection of Randall Road and the Northwest Tollway. Elgin-based PanCor Construction & Development announced plans Monday...
Dist. 46 OKs $357,000 in Overruns for Bartlett High
Byline: Larry Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer The Elgin Area Unit District 46 school board Monday approved $357,425 in overruns for the $47 million Bartlett High School project. District officials said the overruns were due to the accelerated...
Dominick's, Home Depot Would Give S. Elgin Boost
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer A Dominick's and Home Depot proposed for South Elgin could bring a needed $1 million a year in taxes to the village. Village President Thomas Rolando said Monday the stores are among the possible...
DuPage Collegians
North Central College The following area students were named to the president's list of scholars for the 1996 fall term at North Central College in Naperville. They are Shamim D. Melvin of Bloomingdale, Angelica Cuellar and Robin F. Pruter of...
Editorials
What about DUI victims? If someone slips on the wet floor of a tavern and is injured, that person could sue the tavern for hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for medical expenses. On the other hand, if someone is hit and killed by a drunken...
E. Dundee Resident Vows Court Fight on Election Petitions
Byline: Paul M. Anderson Daily Herald Correspondent As the East Dundee electoral board began to hear objections Monday to the nominating petitions of six candidates, the man who filed the complaints vowed to take his fight to court if necessary....
Ex-Pro Pitcher Shares Tips with Young Athletes
Byline: Lee Diekemper Daily Herald Correspondent Former major league pitcher Tom House, who has counseled some of baseball's top pitchers, shared his knowledge with some high school-aged players in Bensenville recently. House, who has worked...
Families Get in the Act at Hands-On Science Fair
Byline: Wallace & Smith Taking a twist on the science fair concept, the PTA at Nathan Hale School in Schaumburg recently invited students, parents and teachers to a night of Chemistry, Physics and a Peek at Illusion. The event was the last...
Fashion Show to Benefit Infant Welfare Society
Byline: Helena Effgen To cure your winter doldrums, Nordstrom and the Oak Brook Chapter of The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago invite you to attend the 1997 Spring Trend Show Feb. 15 at Oakbrook Center. "It's a wonderful way to chase the winter...
Flames' Team Effort Buries Ramblers
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer The last time Illinois-Chicago visited Loyola, it lost the final game played at old Alumni Gym. On Monday night, the Flames took to the new Gentile Center like they were test-driving a custom-made...
Franklin Sets Record to Take the Title
Franklin Middle School continued its domination by taking first place in the fifth annual Huskies Wrestling Tournament at Hubble Middle School in Wheaton. The Huskies Invitational is an eight-team middle school wrestling tournament which included...
Fremont School Students Learn Life Can Be a Story
Byline: Chris Heidenrich Daily Herald Staff Writer A bridge to nowhere seems preposterous. Even more so is the possibility that someone could drive off it and live. But children's author Megan McDonald told students at Fremont Elementary School...
From Pizza to Ribs, 2 Friends Bring Wide Selection to Elgin
Byline: Kim Mikus Longtime friends Bob Rutkowski and Mike Cochiaro recently launched an eatery in Elgin. The restaurant, Cochiaro's, features a dining room that seats about 30 people as well as pickup and carryout services. Pizza, ribs, sandwiches...
From the Armed Services
Marine Pvt. Liz K. Celada, a 1993 graduate of Palatine High School, recently completed the Heavy Vehicle Operators Course. During the course with Marine Corps Detachment, U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., students receive classroom...
Geography-Bee Winner Learns from Unusual Source
Byline: Alyce Bartlett A shower curtain played a key role in Katy Kostal winning the Geography Bee championship at Winfield Middle School. "I feel good about winning, and I thought the questions were easy," Katy said. "We have a world map on...
Glen Ellyn Backs Annexation over Homeowners' Objections
Byline: Chrystal Caruthers Daily Herald Staff Writer Residents of at least three houses at the corner of Geneva and Bloomingdale roads do not want the cachet of a Glen Ellyn address. But it looks like they aren't going to have a choice. Glen...
Grayslake Schools Consider In-House Special Ed Program
Byline: Robin Mohr Daily Herald Staff Writer Officials in the Grayslake elementary schools may begin a local program for mildly disabled 4- and 5-year-olds starting next school year. Operating the program would cost about the same as educating...
Gurnee Leaders Ready to Revamp Aging Water System
Byline: Scott Silvestri Daily Herald Staff Writer Parts of Gurnee's aging water main system that have been the source of numerous breaks are scheduled for repair this spring. Much of the old portion of the village on the east side of town has...
Gurnee's First Synagogue Emphasizes Religious Education
Byline: Robin Mohr Daily Herald Staff Writer Gurnee's first synagogue has selected an award-winning teacher to head the congregation's religious school. Lindenhurst resident Barry Gold, a sixth-grade teacher at Grayslake Middle School and one...
Hainesville Woman Opens Chiropractic Clinic in Town
Byline: Kim Mikus Hainesville woman opens chiropractic clinic in town A Hainesville woman recently launched her chiropractic clinic in the small town where she resides. Malia A. Johnson opened Hainesville Chiropractic Clinic at 270 E. Belvidere...
Hartsburg Calls Toronto Story on Chelios 'Irresponsible'
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. - How anyone can question Chris Chelios' leadership blows the mind of Blackhawks coach Craig Hartsburg. Both Chelios and Hartsburg reacted angrily Monday to an item that appeared...
Hoffman Considers Overhaul of Trash Collection System
Byline: Christine Tatum Daily Herald Staff Writer Hoffman Estates trustees are trying to determine whether the village's trash pickup service needs to be overhauled. Many residents say they don't like the village's pay-by-the-bag trash disposal...
Home Field Has Its Advantages Sportmart Strikes out in Canada
Byline: Mark Le Bien Daily Herald Business Writer Oh, Canada! It can be brutal territory for some American retailers. Just ask Wheeling-based sporting goods chain Sportmart Inc. Two years ago, the company got the urge to expand into untapped...
Ice Man Feeds a Need by Acquiring Pizza Business
Byline: Schmitt & Culloton Glen Ellyn's ice man has gotten into the pizza business. Ron Schlabach, known for the last 13 years as the owner of the Glen Ellyn Ice Skating School and purveyor of Center Ice Skating School, recently bought the...
If the Force Is with You, the Merchandising Can't Be Far Behind
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Staff Writer With no room in his one-bedroom apartment, Larry Sukys needed a place to park his Millennium Falcon. So he brought it and thousands of other Star Wars collectibles to work. It's the fruits of a lifelong...
Inevitable Potholes Shred Tires, Patience
Byline: Jon Marshall Daily Herald Staff Writer Vic Pfammatter has one big pothole to thank for three blown tires he gets to replace. The owner of Hawkeye Automotive in Lake Zurich said a pothole on Route 12 destroyed two tires on one customer's...
Intense Illini Practices Were Key to Win at Indiana
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - Lon Kruger has been plodding through a long, dark tunnel with his Illinois basketball team. So far, there have been plenty of detours, derailments and disappointments. Maybe that light...
Is It over in Nick of Time, or Not 'Til Fat Guy's Gone?
Byline: Burt Constable The mall fired him on Dec. 24th of last year, so you figure he'd be long gone by now. But I still spot him every day on my way to work. He's loitering on porches, waving from front yards, even posing boldly on roof tops....
Jordan Remains at Top of Game as His 34th Birthday Nears, Age Has Not Yet Taken Toll
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. - Somewhere, there is a clock ticking. Michael Jordan pretends he doesn't hear it. But it keeps getting pointed out that two weeks from Monday Jordan turns 34 years old, an age when...
Lake County Jail May Open Wing, Hire Five Guards
Byline: Mark Spencer Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake County jail's capacity soon should increase without the need for more brick and mortar. A county board committee on Monday recommended approval of plans to hire five guards so an existing, but...
Lake in the Hills Candidates Keep Spots on Ballot
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer The Lake in the Hills electoral board denied legal objections to three candidates' nominating petitions Monday enabling the April 1 ballot to go unchanged. The board ruled that incumbent village Trustee...
Lake Zurich Hires Firm to Study Old Rand Road
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake Zurich hired a familiar transportation consultant Monday to study traffic along Old Rand Road at the request of residents. Kenig, Lindgren, O'Hara, Aboona, Inc., based in Rosemont, was...
Lawmakers Want Greater DUI Liability
Byline: Jeff Hodson Daily Herald Staff Writer Homeowners who serve alcohol to guests could be held liable if visitors become intoxicated and get involved in crashes that involve injuries or fatalities, under legislation proposed Monday. Illinois...
Legion Post 76 Auction No Ordinary Fund-Raiser
Byline: Jenny Senczysen American Legion Post 76's recent Scout Auction was a hit, just as it has been for the past 13 years. Not only did the event raise funds for Boy Scout Troop 32 in Carol Stream, which is sponsored by the Legion, but it raised...
Lisle, Benedictine University Discussing Closer Relationship
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Staff Writer Like a couple considering marriage, Benedictine University's relationship with Lisle is taking a serious step forward. Mayor Ronald Ghilardi and Benedictine University President William Carroll...
Lisle Takes Back Sign Break It Gave Community Groups
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Staff Writer Irv Goldstein walked away from Monday's Lisle village board meeting with frustration in his eyes and venom in his words. After convincing trustees last month to allow community groups some leniency...
Local Man Gives Helping Hand to Poor in Bolivia
Byline: Jeanette McMahon Daily Herald Correspondent Bruce Carlson has to make sure he is handing out the right business card. The 44-year-old computer specialist from West Chicago is a certified technical trainer. But when his fingers aren't...
Local Video Stores Report Their Business Is Booming
Byline: Linda Lampinen Isn't life marvelous! Put on your comfy sweats or your broken-in pj's. Stick a bag of popcorn in the microwave. Pop the top on a can of your favorite beverage. Now settle down in your favorite easy chair. You're about to...
Lombard Panel Set to Issue Ruling on Candidate's Fate
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Lombard trustee candidate Jean Alberti says she did not use her title as a clinical psychologist to influence people into signing her nominating petitions. Alberti testified Monday before a three-member...
Lombard Parks Losing Spaces for Recreation Center, Offices
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Lombard Park District officials may have to find some new digs for their administrative offices. Staff members work out of space at the Helen M. Plum Library, 110 W. Maple St. Library trustees,...
Lorek Begins Quest without a Loss
Byline: Joe Bush Guys like Craig Lorek used to elbow each other for space in the Fenton wrestling room. Now guys like Lorek wrestle for the Bison once every decade, but the 145-pound senior has a chance to not only bring back grappling glory...
Mail It in, Baby!
As Dick Vitale might say, it's time to mail it in, babyyyyy!!! Tim Krezowski, Palatine: You must be the only person "mystified" by the "Ditka situation." Mike Ditka does not want to coach in the NFL any longer. He has publicly stated this (WSCR,...
Malfunctioning Gates Will Keep Crossing Closed
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer Fox River Grove police barricaded the village's Algonquin Road rail crossing Monday morning because railroad warning gates stayed down after trains passed. The closing came in the wake of eight reports...
Maple Leafs' Misery Could Continue on Draft Day
If the season ended today, the Toronto Maple Leafs, as the worst team in the league, would have the first pick in the draft. There's only one problem for the Leafs. General manager Cliff Fletcher traded the pick to the Islanders last March 13 in...
Mental Health Center Boosts Visibility
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer The Kenneth Young Centers has an image problem. Seems its building at 1001 Rohlwing Road in Elk Grove Village is so nondescript that people don't know what it is. It's a motel, a church, a nursery...
Naperville Group Pitching in for Family Whose Dad Helped Many
Byline: Ray Minor Daily Herald Staff Writer If you knew John Christl, it likely was through his kids' sports teams. He coached Little League. He coached T-ball. He coached soccer, though he never played the game. He helped with basketball. ...
Nature Club Gives Carol Stream Students a Look at the World
Byline: Edman, Hart & Nickerson There was a time when people staunchly defended their belief that the Earth was flat. Willie Ness knows better than that. It's lumpy. At least that's what the world created by he and fellow third-grade...
N. Barrington Seeks Advice on the Needs of Mall Police
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer North Barrington trustees Monday night turned to a local expert to find out just how much a mall demands in the way of police services. Sgt. Mike Green of the Northbrook Police Department talked...
New State Test to Check on Bilingual Students' Progress
Byline: Mohr & Waller There's a new test on the block: IGAP, meet IMAGE. For the last few years, students in English as a Second Language or bilingual education programs were exempt for three years from the Illinois Goals Assessment Program,...
No Trouble from Start to Finish as Naperville C. Takes Title
Byline: Mike Considine Daily Herald Correspondent Starting and finishing on its troublesome events brought out the best in Naperville Central on Monday. The Redhawks carried momentum from uneven parallel bars through to balance beam for their...
Obituaries
Vera S. Bergeron Services for Vera S. Bergeron, 57, of Streamwood, will be private. Mrs. Bergeron, who was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Oak Park, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. Private burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel...
Obituraries
Harriet L. Berns Services for Harriet L. Berns (nee Lowy), 73, of Skokie, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Piser Weinstein Menorah Chapels, 9200 N. Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Mrs. Burns died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997. Interment will be in Westlawn Cemetery....
Officials Still Working to Identify Three Killed in Car Crash
Byline: Karen Cullotta Krause Daily Herald Staff Writer A charred tree trunk and the rustle of green wrap from around a bouquet punctuated the scene of what one police officer called the worst single-car accident in recent memory in Grayslake. ...
Officials Suggest Other Options in Wake of I-355 Expansion Setback
Byline: Jim Allen Daily Herald Staff Writer Environmentalists and planning officials said Monday the recent legal setback to the I-355 extension through Will County should give state planners pause to look seriously at alternatives to building a...
Old Theater Soon to House Arts Center
Byline: Paul Anderson Daily Herald Correspondent After several years of carefully planning a performing arts center for McHenry County, Crystal Lake officials have received a financial boost to get the project started. A wealthy Crystal Lake...
Palatine Backs Chicago Firm for Train Station Design
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 02-05-1997: The exact location of the new Palatine Metra station was incorrectly reported in some Daily Herald editions. The station will be near the southeast corner of Smith...
Plans to Divert Taxes from Schools Draws Fire
Byline: Jim Allen Daily Herald Staff Writer In 1984, the Harold Washington administration put a patch of North Loop land into rehab. The area, or district, was assessed at $55 million and produced $5 million in property taxes. Today, that...
Police Beat
Libertyville - Members of a filmmakers' club reported Thursday 12 boxes of candy were stolen out of a room at Libertyville High School's Butler Lake building, 708 W. Park Ave., police said. Club members were unsure when the theft took place. The...
Program Helps Build Self-Esteem
Byline: Bev Moretti The Snowflake program is designed to help sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students build self-esteem and deal with peer pressure. It helps them find effective and positive ways to become self-confident. It also teaches them...
Prospect Heights Gives Blessing to Arena Plans near Palwaukee
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer The proposed Prospect Heights Arena apparently has found a home, just south of Palwaukee Municipal Airport. Developers of the nearly $70 million sports and entertainment arena said they were pleased...
Prospect Hts. Holds off on Selling City Hall to Walgreens
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Prospect Heights city officials Monday put off making a decision on selling city hall to make way for a new Walgreens after having a somewhat emotional debate about the idea. Nearby residents spoke...
Realtors Switch Gears, Endorse Kelly Foes in Elgin City Primary
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer Two years ago, the Elgin Area Association of Realtors jumped on the Kevin Kelly bandwagon. Breaking a 75-year tradition of neutrality, the house sellers' group endorsed Kelly's successful bid for Elgin...
Retired Teacher Will Chaperone One Last Trip
Byline: Judy Loftus Bev Fiore recently retired as a drama and speech teacher at Lisle High School, but it's not stopping her from taking a ski trip with seniors to Winter Park, Colo. "One of the reasons I'm going this year is some kids I had...
Sale of Tobacco to Minors Thriving in Suburbs
Byline: Amy Carr Daily Herald Staff Writer Education is important, but when it comes to fighting underage smoking, it simply won't cut it. It's a message Cook County officials sent out loud and clear Monday with the release of a new suburban...
School May Use Breath Test to Curb Drinking before Prom
Byline: Mask & Kane The Associated Press is reporting that prom couples arriving in taffeta and tuxes may not be allowed into the dance this spring without passing the same breath test the police give to suspected drunken drivers. At least...
Second Suspect Pleads Guilty to Burglaries
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Staff Writer The second of three men accused of burglarizing businesses at strip malls throughout Lake County pleaded guilty Monday. Assistant State's Attorney Suzanne Fitzgerald said Mark Didier, 21, of 10411...
S. Elgin Man Drops Challenge to Trustee's Candidacy
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer The early leg of the campaign trail has been a rough one for South Elgin Trustee Sue Kmieciak. First, she was not asked to run again on a slate with fellow trustees, forcing her to run as an independent....
Several Groups Put Spotlight on History
Byline: Vicki Sebela It does not matter how long you have lived in Wheaton, the city conveys a special feeling. From the historic downtown to the new shopping areas, to Victorian homes and plethora of churches - Wheaton is special. Dedicated...
Silent Auction, Dinner to Aid Children's Chorus
Byline: Claire Slepicka Wow. The Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus gala benefit and silent auction this Saturday will offer a dazzling array of items. The annual fund-raiser auction, raffle and dinner dance benefits the chorus' music education and...
Society Works to Make Sure Fort Hill Country's Not Forgotten
Byline: AbScalf Daily Herald Staff Writer Group preserves history The Historical Society of Fort Hill Country, formed on Oct. 15, 1956, serves to preserve the history of Fort Hill Country. Members have investigated and compiled data and artifacts...
Spacious Juvenile Justice Center Opens in Vernon Hills
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Staff Writer There were small signs that Monday was the start of something. A plastic water bottle is stuck at the bottom of a doorway to hold a door open. A coat rack is moved into the lobby by two senior administrators....