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 August 27, 1996

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[1] Obituaries
Lorraine B. Benda Services for Lorraine B. Benda (nee Hammersmith), 78, a 35 year resident of Palatine, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. The Rev. John Hildner will officiate....
Area Sports Programs Now Monitor the Heart
Byline: Mohr & Waller A seemingly healthy young athlete dying on the practice or playing field seems unbelievable. Though rare, it happens. One cardiovascular researcher at the Minneapolis Heart Institute estimates one in 200,000 high...
Attorney General Faces Battle against Cancer
Byline: Deedra Lawhead Daily Herald Staff Writer Attorney General Jim Ryan said Monday he has a type of lymph node cancer that can be cured. Ryan has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The disease can be treated with chemotherapy,...
Auction, Croquet to Highlight West Chicago Historical Society Ice Cream Social
Byline: Alyce Bartlett Although summer is coming to a close, plenty of warm, sunny days still lie ahead. What better way to enjoy those early days of fall than with an ice cream social? West Chicago Historical Society members will hold their...
Barrington, Firefighters Sign Their First Contract
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Barrington and its firefighters won't return to the negotiating table until next century. The first-ever contract, effective from today through April 30, 2000, was ratified Monday by the Barrington...
Barrington High Physics Students Learn Meaning of 'Early'
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer Students might think the end of summer comes too early every year, but for some Barrington High School students it came earlier than usual this morning. Students in two physics classes must report...
Benet Hoping to Break Bad Habit in New League
Byline: Jason Langendorf Daily Herald Correspondent To say that Benet Academy and head coach Gary Goforth have been stuck in a rut is no stretch. For the Redwings, 2-7 a year ago, last season was one more in a string of inglorious campaigns. But...
Blues Favorite Lonnie Brooks Headlines Labor Day Festival
Byline: Jenny Senczysen Before you say farewell to summer you may want to head over to the Carol Stream Park District for one last bash. The Labor Day Festival will begin at 6 p.m. Friday in Armstrong Park, 391 Illini Drive, and continue until...
Brewers a Big Pain for Sox
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer With the White Sox trailing Milwaukee 3-2 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning at Comiskey Park on Monday night, left fielder Tony Phillips came to the plate and got a pitch he could handle...
Carpentersville Residents to Paint Town Houses
Byline: Melissa Ramsdell Daily Herald Staff Writer A grass-roots group in Carpentersville will stage its own mini Paint-A-Thon this weekend. Members of the Carpentersville Neighborhood Council in the Morningside Lane section of the village will...
Championship Finals Set for Final Day of Paddock Tennis Tournament
Byline: Howard Schlossberg Daily Herald Correspondent All but a few familiar names are left as the 36th Annual Daily Herald/Paddock Publications Tennis Tournament heads into championship finals in the bulk of its 31 divisions this Saturday at the...
Chicago Look? Why, It's International, of Course
Byline: Kristin Larson Daily Herald Staff Writer When people talk clothes, they often talk cities. There's the "L.A. look," "New York style," "London hip," and "Paris chic," to name some. And everybody seems to know what they mean. But what...
'Clean' Chicago Doesn't Paint Delegates a True Picture of City
Byline: Bill Granger There is an air of unreality in the gossamer streets of the city this week. Everything looks clean and nice. Garbage baskets on the sidewalks of the West Side were filling with trash as even hardened Chicago ghetto-dwellers...
Convention Also Extends Its Reach into Cyberspace
Byline: Steve Warmbir Daily Herald Staff Writer For political junkies whose addictions aren't satisfied with the usual coverage of the Democratic National Convention, the World Wide Web may offer a fix. The Clinton/Gore re-election Web site,...
Cubs Still Shaken Up over Saturday's Loss
Byline: Barry Rozner Daily Herald Sports Writer HOUSTON - The Cubs all seem to agree that Saturday's come-from-ahead loss to the Braves was the toughest of the season, but what about the May 24 contest in Houston? Ryne Sandberg's grand slam gave...
Dad's Story
Byline: Dan Culloton Daily Herald Staff Writer The last time Chicago hosted a national political convention my father was one of the "pigs." John P. Culloton was a plainclothes police detective at the 1968 Democratic National Convention assigned...
Daily Record
A compilation of DuPage County Circuit Court proceedings of Aug. 23-29. Felony Dispositions - Jose M. Diaz, 27, 1319 N. Bosworth, Chicago. Manufacture or delivery of 15-100 grams of a substance containing cocaine: guilty; 6 years in jail, court...
Defending Champion Palatine in Position for North Repeat
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer No one is exactly conceding the Mid-Suburban North football title to Palatine this fall. But the opposing coaches agree the Pirates are as loaded as they've ever been. Palatine, the defending division...
Delegates' Selection, Role Has Changed
Byline: Jeff Huebner To become a convention delegate from Illinois, you need to work with organization that was promoting the candidacy of particular individual to become a delegate. You'd have to get on the ballot, even though your name might...
Delegates Settle in with Nary a Snag
Byline: Terry Link The hours leading up to the actual start of the 1996 Democratic National Convention were spent registering, receiving credentials, and attending receptions throughout the city. The Illinois delegation is housed at the Drake...
Dist. 128 Panel to Study Second Campus Options
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Space needs continue to be a major focus in Libertyville High School District 128 with board President Laurie Meyer announcing Monday a new citizens committee is being formed to study a second campus...
Dist. 204, Teachers Reach Tentative Deal on Salaries, Benefits
Byline: Deborah Johnson Daily Herald Staff Writer Indian Prairie Unit District 204 would spend about $1 million more this year on teachers' salaries and benefits, under a tentative agreement with the teachers union. The proposed pact calls for...
Dist. 59 Approves Rough Design for Frost Renovation
Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 trustees approved a first-draft design for the renovation of Robert Frost School Monday, but continued to haggle over how much to spend on the project. ...
Dist. 79 OKs $11.5 Million Referendum for New School
Byline: Chris Heidenrich Daily Herald Staff Writer Fremont Elementary District 79 will be asked an $11.5 million question on their ballots Nov. 5, and not a $13.4 million one. District 79 will ask voters to authorize selling $11.5 million in...
District 108 Selects New Member for School Board Seat
Byline: Joel Palmer Daily Herald Staff Writer Patty Szerlong of Itasca once again has had her life change on Aug. 26. But this time it's for the better. Szerlong, 50, was appointed to the Lake Park High School District 108 school board Monday,...
District 3 Teams Up with Its Neighbors to Get Hot Lunches
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer Fox River Grove Elementary District 3 officials' long quest to find a nutritious and affordable lunch program for its 600 students is almost over. School board members Monday voted to bring Marriott...
Dramatic Eagle on 18 Leads Waubonsie's Woiteshek to Title
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Waubonsie Valley junior Ed Woiteshek carded a sensational eagle on the last hole to win the individual championship in the annual Redhawks tournament Monday. Woiteshek, who finished 17th in the...
Editorials
Can Democrats follow the script? Party leaders do their best to write a script and maintain tight control, but national conventions still have a way of taking on a life of their own. Consider that even on the eve of the Republican convention...
Elementary School Bounces Back Quickly from Fire Damage
Byline: Mask and Minor The day after an arsonist hit the Crystal Lake South Elementary School library in July, Principal Mary Katzler stood in the smoke-filled room and cried. "I couldn't believe that someone would do this to my school," she...
Emotions High as Board Plans to Fire Dist. 220 Chief
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer When the school bell rings in Barrington Unit District 220 this morning, it will be the first time in 20 years that Frederic C. Vorlop won't be around to hear it. The school board was expected...
Encounters Prove Life beyond 'Hoopla'
Byline: Jim Walsh It would be easy to forget that the Democratic convention wasn't the only thing worth doing in Chicago this week. But a conversation while waiting for an elevator at a Chicago hotel reminded me that life goes on beyond all the...
Enrollment Decrease Won't End Dist. 73's Need for New School
Byline: Mark Spencer Daily Herald Staff Writer Enrollment is down slightly for the upcoming school year, but Hawthorn Elementary District 73 officials say they must still plan to build a new school. The number of students attending District 73...
Family Hopes Fund-Raiser Will Offset Daughter's Medical Bills
Byline: Melissa Ramsdell Daily Herald Staff Writer An experimental drug is helping 2-year-old Victoria Thomas of West Dundee live far longer than anyone predicted. Victoria has a rare genetic disease that causes toxic levels of ammonia to build...
Former Republican Takes Aim at GOP
Byline: Victory McNamara So far, the strictest attention paid to party invitations has been at Sunday night's party at the Chicago Historical Society. But security is evident as you walk around the various downtown hotels where delegates are...
For the Peckish Politician, Computers Can Net a Meal
Byline: Steve Warmbir Daily Herald Staff Writer One of the best World Wide Web sites related to the Democratic National Convention has nothing to do with politics. The site, Entree Chicago, will let convention delegates at United Center use computers...
Fremd Takes Second Behind Freudenberger's 77
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent The results of the Rolling Green tournament for Fremd weren't spectacular. But they were enough to show that the Vikings will be an outstanding team this season. Fremd and senior Scott Freudenberger...
Fresh Look, New Space Greets Students in District 214
Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer Another school year begins today for more than 11,000 students in Northwest Suburban High School District 214. And, like the students themselves, it will be a year when the district will see a lot...
Glen Crest Heads into New School Year All Set for Its New Name
Byline: Claire Slepicka All set to start the school year with a new name, Glen Crest Middle School officials say sports clothes and sweatshirts for students and staff saying, "Glen Crest Middle School," are on the way. It won't take long to notice...
Glen Ellyn Won't Put Baker Hill on Ballot
Byline: Hilary Shenfeld Daily Herald Staff Writer Overruling the pleas of thousands of residents, the Glen Ellyn village board Monday declined to put an advisory referendum question on the November ballot that would give voters a say on the development...
Graham Elementary Opens to Praise District 204's Newest School Gets off to Smooth Start
Byline: Deborah Johnson Daily Herald Staff Writer The first day of school almost always means new teachers, new clothes and new friends. But for 524 students in Indian Prairie Unit District 204, the first day of school Monday also meant a brand-spanking-new...
Green Wondering Why Wannstedt's Not Calling No. 22
Byline: John Mullin Daily Herald Sports Writer Bears running backs were not in particularly good moods Monday. Robert Green isn't getting the chance he thought he would. And Rashaan Salaam is fed up with being hurt. The Bears won't know about...
Gun Control Takes Center Stage
Byline: Don Thompson Daily Herald Staff Writer Democrats are betting they can sell themselves as the party that got tough on violent crime by taking away the weapons of violence themselves. President Clinton, en route via train to the Democratic...
Hanover Park Shooting Frustrates Widow in Carpentersville
Byline: Alicia Rioseco Daily Herald Staff Writer In Claudia Correa's view, her husband took two gunshot wounds for someone else. Her 19-year-old husband, Jose, died after a drive-by shooting Friday night on Astor Avenue in Hanover Park. Police...
Here Are Ins, Outs of U.S. Party Gatherings
Byline: Dennis R. Maher Every four years, the Democrat and Republican parties meet and select candidates to run for president and vice president of the United States. These late summer meetings every four years are called the Democratic and Republican...
Hoffman Estates Panel Reads Script for Proposed Megaplex
Byline: Christine Tatum Daily Herald Staff Writer A 20- to 24-screen movie theater proposed for a site off Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates will re-introduce filmgoers to the pleasures of big screens, surround sound, cushy seats and great snacks....
Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg Are the Teams to Beat This Season
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer One and done. Only the Mid-Suburban South champion has made it to the postseason the past two years after a five-year run with multiple qualifiers. Schaumburg made the playoffs for the first...
Judge: Town Has No Say over ComEd Lines
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer A DuPage County judge has ruled Commonwealth Edison Co. doesn't need work permits from Warrenville to construct power lines along the Illinois Prairie Path. While it was a legal victory for ComEd,...
Kane Officials Target Deadbeat Parents
Byline: James Kimberly Daily Herald Staff Writer Some Kane County officials believe that an investment of nearly $100,000 will pay big dividends for parents who are not receiving the child support they are due. Deborah Seyller, the quality assurance...
Lake in the Hills Board Nixes Referendum Idea
Byline: Paul Anderson Daily Herald Correspondent Lake in the Hills trustees will not help a local resident get a referendum on November's ballot asking voters if they want to elect their representatives by district. William McElman asked trustees...
Lake Park Seeks More Success Experience Puts Another Playoff Berth within Grasp
Byline: John Lemon Daily Herald Correspondent In the third season under coach Andy Livingston, Lake Park followers hope there's a little truth to good things happening in threes. The Lancers would like nothing more than to advance to the third...
Lake Zurich Wary of Plans for Beer, Wine Home Deliveries
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer A Lake Zurich home delivery grocery market is facing what could be the first home liquor delivery regulations. Scott DeGraeve, president of Scotty's Home Market in Lake Zurich, is expanding...
Larkin High Will Open on Time despite Construction
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer There will be floor and ceiling tiles missing and it will look a little dusty, but Larkin High School will be open and ready for students Wednesday. While it will be a little inconvenient, school...
Last-Ditch Battle over Uniforms Fails
Byline: Ray Minor Daily Herald Staff Writer Two Carpentersville parents made a last-ditch effort Monday night to kill a uniform policy at a local school. They knew it was futile. They knew the school board wouldn't debate the issue again and...
Lawyer May Launch Insanity Defense for Couple Police: Husband, Wife Said God Ordered Them to Threaten Officials
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Staff Writer When they were arrested, James and Janice Peterson told police that God had told them to send threatening letters to a host of public officials, authorities said. If not repudiated, that admission...
Libertyville District 70 Adopts Plan to Deal with Suicide Threats
Byline: Bill Cole Daily Herald Staff Writer In what is a frightening commentary on today's youth, Libertyville Elementary District 70 - like other school districts in the area - has found it necessary to put into place a plan to deal with suicide...
Lisle Team Stings Opponents in Four Shutouts
The Lisle Stingers 10-and-under Select team opened its 1996-97 season by participating in the Northern Illinois Soccer League seeding tournament held in Arlington Heights. The Stingers posted an overall record of 4-2 and outshot their opponents...
Lung Association Warns Athletes about Pollution
Since the weather has warmed up, many people will be tempted to go outside and exercise. The American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago (ALAMC), however, warns that for the tens of millions of Americans who live in highly polluted areas, exercise...
'Macarena' Spices Up Otherwise Dull Convention
Byline: Ted Cox Whoever decided that Democratic convention delegates should dance the "Macarena," it was a stroke of genius. After a contrived and well-orchestrated Republican convention left the Democrats with the problem of having to appear...
Memberships Now Open for New Healthplex Center
Byline: Schmitt & Culloton The building isn't quite done yet, but anxious exercisers can sign up to join the Western suburbs' biggest indoor sports and fitness center. Rush-Copley Medical Center's Healthplex Fitness Center, which is under...
Naperville Provides Backdrop for Revolutionary War Story
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer It's the late 18th century, and Revolutionary War soldiers in the dead of winter are marching through chest-high icy waters of Naperville's Centennial Beach? That's just one of the scenes that make...
New Schools, Schedules, Dress Mark New Year
Byline: Ray Minor Daily Herald Staff Writer The first day of school conjures up images of new beginnings, smart clothes, shiny equipment and fresh starts. This year is no exception, but Fox Valley schools are taking those thoughts to the extreme....
No Longer in Shadows BCS Must Carry Heavier Load as Lucent Division
Byline: Mark Le Bien Daily Herald Business Writer For decades, sales of office phone systems to companies were a steady but relatively tiny part of AT&T's huge business. The division in charge of those sales, called business communications...
Novak's Enthusiasm Contagious as New NIU Coach Takes Charge
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer If you sit next to Joe Novak for 15 minutes and don't get fired up about Northern Illinois' football future, you're either a terminal cynic or simply terminal. The 51-year-old Novak, whose first...
Oak Brook Sisters Shine at St. Louis Competition
Byline: Helena Effgen The pageantry of the Olympic Games was not only in Atlanta this summer. Oak Brook athletes Katie and Whitney Simon competed in the Maccabi Games in St. Louis the week of Aug. 11. The Maccabi Games are Olympic-style games...
Oak Brook Terrace Mayor Agrees to Ethics Investigation
Byline: Matthew Nickerson Daily Herald Staff Writer In most DuPage County towns, municipal politics quiet down in the summer. Then there's Oakbrook Terrace. On Monday, while at his weekend house in Michigan, Mayor William Kallas announced...
Obituaries
Pearl E. Bennett Services for Pearl E. Bennett (nee Bawden), 78, a 44 year resident of Arlington Heights, have been held. She was born Oct. 30, 1917, in Ashland, Wis. She died Friday, Aug. 16, at Northwest Continuing Care Center. Mrs. Bennett...
Palatine OKs Plans for Subdivision near Former Dist. 15 Office
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer Saying potential flooding problems have been solved by making a detention basin bigger, Palatine's village board has approved plans for a subdivision near the former Palatine Township District 15 office....
Park Board, Dist. 21 Share Cost of Land in Wheeling
Byline: Bob McKee Daily Herald Staff Writer Wheeling Park District and Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 recently formed a new partnership. The two groups purchased 1.9 acres that are adjacent to Walt Whitman Elementary School with the...
Photo Finish Racing's Youngest Fans Give Grown-Ups a Run for the Roses When It Comes to Fashion
Byline: Lisa Friedman Miner Daily Herald Staff Writer Mecke may have won the Arlington Million Sunday, but Rita Mullins captured the equivalent of the Grandma's Triple Crown: Three blonde beauties in frilly floral frocks, purchased by none other...
Platforms Are Big-Tent Statements for Party
Byline: Chris Wolak Teaching through the newspaper eliminates walls. So for today's government lesson, we'll take a field trip. To understand what these things called party platforms are all about, we'll hit the road. By the way, both the Republican...
Political Battles Rage off the Beaten Path
Byline: Burt Constable Presidential candidate Ed Gombos of Addison was thrilled to speak Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But there was one technical detail about the stage that bothered him. It was in parking lot E. ...
Programs, Mentors Calm Students' First-Year Fears
Byline: Edman, Nickerson & Johnson Leaving the comfy confines of elementary school for the wide world of junior high is bound to make any kid just a little nervous. But the folks at Washington Junior High in Naperville have found a sure cure...
Protesters Chuck Picket Signs for Friendlier Approach
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer Back in May, the leader of an Elgin citizens group thundered that '60s-style protests would take place at the new police station, the Grand Victoria Casino and the site of a future Motorola campus during...
'Proven Winners' Give Basis for Platform
Byline: Mary Lou Kearns We got our first taste of what the message and the platform will be at the convention Monday. Simply, it will be to work harder at what the Clinton/Gore administration has started. These policies have proven to be winners....
'Race' for First Lady a Battle of Wits
Byline: Amy Carr Daily Herald Staff Writer The stage has been set for a no-holds-barred battle to the finish. Clinton vs. Dole. A Midwesterner pitted against a tried-and-true Southerner. The voice of maturity vs. the voice of young adulthood....
Raiders Hope for Winning Debut
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Finally rid of the big bullies in the DuPage Valley, Glenbard South hopes to do some bullying of its own in the Suburban Prairie Red this year. With their move from the DVC to the SPRC, the...
Reading the Hot Ticket for Many Lisle-Naperville Children This Summer
Byline: Dale Duda Daily Herald Correspondent There was a silver lining in the unusual weather this summer. The heavy rains and cool temperatures may have kept many away from the beaches, but it sent some heading for the stacks of free entertainment...
Roadrunners Finish Tourney with Impressive Record
The Downers Grove Roadrunners 13-and-under Black team posted a 3-1-2 record in the Northern Illinois Soccer League Premier seeding tournament in Rockford. This record, coupled with the Roadrunners' outstanding performance last spring - they were...
Route 53 Extension Not Gaining in Popularity
Byline: Robin Mohr Daily Herald Staff Writer When Mundelein resident Beth Kvatsak bought her town house in the Woodhaven subdivision five years ago, one of the selling points was the property's view of Tullamore Dam. "This is what I bought,"...
Schueler Downplays Uproar over Phillips' Autograph Nix
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer Tony Phillips' decision to take a pass on Sunday's team autograph session at Comiskey Park created an uproar on Monday, but both Phillips and White Sox general manager Ron Schueler downplayed the situation....
Scouting Volunteers Participate in West Virginia Youth Project
Byline: Eloise Podraza As a seven-year-old Cub Scout, Villa Park's Alex Nudd learned about doing good deeds. Now 17 and with ten years of Scouting behind him, his Eagle project involves more of the same helping spirit. It supplies volunteers with...
Senator May Want to Change Mugs
Byline: Brown & Walek Illinois delegates were served their morning java Monday in Carol Moseley-Braun souvenir mugs - mugs that the senator may now wish carried a different message. One side touted Moseley-Braun; the reverse advised, "It's...
Stevenson Opens to Record Enrollment, Less Confusion
Byline: Mark Spencer Daily Herald Staff Writer Stevenson High School freshman used one word when describing their new school. Big. "After third period, I was trying to get my lunch, and I couldn't find my locker," said freshman Mitch Cocanig...
Stretch Run Key to Cub's Future
Byline: Barry Rozner Daily Herald Sports Writer HOUSTON - The Cubs have 34 games left to play, but there's a lot more at stake than just a playoff spot. The Cubs' future may depend on where they finish in the standings and how they go about doing...
Students Return to Flurry of Construction Projects Ongoing at Wheaton Schools
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer Years from now, someone will discover a mysterious capsule in a Franklin Middle School wall. It will get there in the midst of a $10 million expansion and renovation at the school. Students...
Style Day
Nibble on foie gras, skip the potato chips Wine, rich sauces, cheese - how do those French do it? They seem to eat with gusto and nary a thought as to fat content, but you don't see too many overweight people in France. They all manage to look great...
Supervisor Calls for Truce in Wheatland Township
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer Wheatland Township's supervisor is calling for a truce with the assessor and highway commissioner and asking the pair to drop legal offensives they've launched against the township. The money saved...
Teens Get an Early Start in Research Techniques
Byline: Wallace & Smith Doing intensive research is a skill that many students don't begin to learn until they reach college. But Palatine High School teacher Robert Gilbert and 16 of his students took on the task of producing a how-to book...
The Party's Begun; It's Time to Refine the Platform
Byline: Bonadies & Darcy Editor's note: With the Democratic National Convention in Chicago this week, the Daily Herald asked Mundelein High School social studies teachers Michele Bonadies and Stacey Muir Darcy to explore and explain various...
The Senator in Crisis
Byline: Madeleine Doubek Daily Herald Political Editor Four years ago in New York, Carol Moseley-Braun stepped into the searing national political spotlight as she sought to become the nation's first black female United States senator. Since...
Trial Begins for Man Accused in Elgin Slaying
Byline: James Kimberly Daily Herald Staff Writer The bullets that cut the cold night air at a troubled Elgin apartment complex last winter, killing one man and wounding another, were fired from the same gun. An Illinois State Police crime laboratory...
Village Board Notes
Neon lights on way out of Centre District In an effort to preserve the historic character of the Olde Schaumburg Centre District, village trustees have agreed to bar the use of neon signs there. The historic district is located in the middle...
Villa Park Board Retires Its Top Dog for Younger Model
Byline: John Chase Daily Herald Staff Writer Villa Park's top canine for the last 10 years will in all likelihood retire to his master's abode. The Villa Park Village Board on Monday approved selling the police department's German shepherd Gaus...
Voters Railroaded by Empty Promises
Byline: Lee Daniels Four years ago, the Clinton campaign embarked on a whistle stop tour handing out promise after promise. It turned out the '92 Clinton Limited only resulted in a complete railroading of the voters. Abraham Lincoln was admired...
Vote with Pocketbooks, First Lady Urges Women
Byline: Amy Carr Daily Herald Staff Writer On the 76th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, Hillary Rodham Clinton appealed to them to do just that. "It is women who will come out and vote their hearts and their pocketbooks that will...
Waubonsie Sees Redemption after Rare Playoff Miss in '95
Byline: John Lemon Daily Herald Correspondent This time a year ago, coach B.J. Luke made no bones about Waubonsie Valley's lofty expectations. Another playoff appearance? Of course. Repeating as Upstate Eight champions? Sure. State title?...
Westbrook School Opening Is Bittersweet for Some Slain Educator Was to Open New School for Special Needs
Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer Before her death in June, Nancy Bator-Smith had talked about today as the day she would make a symbolic journey home. Bator-Smith, whose career in special education spanned two decades, was to open...
Wheaton Considers Disaster Trash Plan in Wake of Flooding
Byline: Mike Burke Daily Herald Staff Writer Wheaton officials may develop an emergency garbage removal plan as a result of last month's flooding. A handful of Wheaton homes flooded July 18, prompting criticism from one neighborhood whose residents...
Wood Dale DARE Officer Honored by State Association
Byline: Bev Moretti Drug Awareness Resistance Education officer Jordan Anderson of the Wood Dale Police Department has been elected first vice president of the Illinois DARE Officers Association. Anderson says he is happy to have this honor bestowed...
Wood Dale Settles 20-Year Flood Lawsuit with Dentist
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Staff Writer The Wood Dale city council has settled a decades-old lawsuit involving former council member Ralph Madonna. Madonna, a local dentist, alleged in October 1976 the Central Woods subdivision built...