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 July 11, 2004

Abraham Lincoln's Legend Lives on in Illinois
Byline: Diana Dretske "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts." -Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Lincoln, the 16th president...
All-Star Discrepancy: Indians 5, White Sox 1
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer What's the deal with the Cleveland Indians and the all-star team? More than a few eyebrows were raised last week when four members of the Tribe were named as reserves to the American League all-star...
Another Season Brings a New Konerko
Byline: Matt Baron What a difference a year makes. Just ask Paul Konerko. Thursday night, fresh off the news that he had just missed making the all-star team via Internet voting, the White Sox first baseman went 4-for-5 in a 9-8 comeback win...
Births
Condell Medical Center - Madelyn Grace Forster, April 29 to Hawley and Tom Forster, Grayslake. Grandparents: Jeff and Francine Parker, Hutchinson Kan.; Kent and Colette Conner, Wichita, Kan.; Dave and Ann Forster, Elk Grove Village. Great-grandmother:...
Business Buzz
- Presentation Plus owner Lori Martinek is sharing her marketing and new business development expertise as a counselor for McHenry County College's Small Business Development Center. An industry veteran with 25 years of high-level experience in...
Buying Kids' College Housing Brings Parents Profit, Kids Life Lessons
Byline: Sara Faiwell Daily Herald Staff Writer Two years ago, Deerfield residents Lynn and Steve Katz bought a new $189,000 three-bedroom condo in a gated community with a swimming pool and two-car garage in Tempe, Ariz. Winter vacation home?...
Chicago Cobras Defeat Cleveland
The Chicago Cobras prevailed over the Cleveland Internationals on July 2 by a score of 2-1 in double overtime to extended their winning streak to 5-0. Kristen Graczyk noticed throughout the game that the Cleveland goalie Nicole Westfall was consistently...
Church Jumps into Summer with Its Community Picnic
Byline: Matt Paolelli Daily Herald Correspondent The sun was shining, the music was thumping and the food was plentiful at Destiny Church's annual community picnic Saturday at Busse Lake Boat Center. The non-denominational Hoffman Estates church...
Civic Despair Inevitable When Kids Are Used as Fodder to Feed Adult Egos
Byline: Chris Bailey A mulligan is the only solution. If Elgin Area School District U-46 doesn't invoke the "that didn't really happen" rule of golf duffers, the fate of the school district and the city of Elgin will be sealed. In gruesome fashion....
Cougars Turn the Tables on Swing
Byline: Lisa Koulias Daily Herald Sports Writer The Kane County Cougars got their bats rolling again and racked up an impressive 9-1 win over the Swing of the Quad Cities on Saturday at Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva. The Cougars, who were shut out...
Coversation Is on Tap at Special Cafe
Byline: Sarah Long Sometimes a good idea is just in the air or in the Zeitgeist, as the Germans might say, and several people act on the inspiration at the same time. That's what happened with the Conversation Cafe. Given that we have many new...
Coyote's Call of the Wild Being Heard in Suburbs Claiming Their Wilderness
Byline: Kurt Gessler The sound that woke me at 4 a.m. a month ago was a cross between a dog bark and a monkey howl - short, sharp and at regular intervals. And loud, louder than I could scream. After five minutes of waiting for whatever was...
Cricket in a Baseball Country South Asian Immigrants Bring Sport to Suburbs but Struggle for Support
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer A baseball player his whole life, Jason Savsani couldn't hide his skepticism when his family urged him to play cricket. His parents, who came to Naperville from India, told him their home sport was...
Crowds Fine but Not Great at Art Fair in Wheaton
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 08-26-2004: A story in some July 11 editions incorrectly attributed quotes to Jean Stoia, an exhibitor at the Wheaton Fine Art Fair. Comments about the art fair crowds being...
Cubs Really Behind the 8-Ball Division Getting Away as Cards Open Up 8-Game Lead
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer ST. LOUIS - Take your pick: The Cubs look lost. The Cubs look dead. The Cubs look like anything but a playoff team. Sammy Sosa says he doesn't care how it looks to anybody else. Sosa was one of...
David W. Yeats
David W. Yeats formerly of Palatine A Mass of Christian Burial for David W. Yeats, 82, of Lake Geneva, Wis., and The Villages, Fla., will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Geneva. Fr. Julio Miralbes...
DuPage Collegians
- The following local students have been named to the spring 2004 dean's list at Elmhurst College. To be eligible, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. Addison: Loyda Acosta, Christy Barone, Thomas Biegel, Matthew...
Editorials
Don't tie judges' hands on sentencing Tough sentences are in order for those who deal the awful club drug Ecstasy. We have seen suburban youngsters die of fatal overdoses of Ecstasy. Indeed, we are on record as supporting harsher penalties for Ecstasy...
Edmund J. Galecki
Edmund J. Galecki of Wheaton for 16 years Funeral services for Mr. Edmund J. "Steady Eddie" Galecki will begin with prayers at 9:15 a.m. Monday, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (1 block east of Naperville Road), Wheaton. A...
Elgin Man Clean to the Extreme
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins Daily Herald Staff Writer Mike Robins' car is so clean you could probably eat off it. Not so fast, though. It's not allowed. When it comes to his sandstone-colored 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo, the Elgin resident has two...
Fire Searching for Answers Sarachan Befuddled over Team's Poor Performances
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer There is something missing from the Chicago Fire, and coach Dave Sarachan is willing to admit he doesn't know what it is. He does know his team is in danger of sliding out of the race for the Eastern...
Foodies Find Expert Advice on Dining in Paris
Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie Daily Herald Correspondent Edible Paris, www.edible-paris.com is a personalized service that will create an itinerary that perfectly fits your culinary needs and passions while in Paris. A restaurant critic and all-around...
From the Armed Services
- Two local high school students recently participated in the U.S. Naval Academy's weeklong summer seminar program in Annapolis, Md. During the program, the students were introduced to academy life through a regimen of academics, physical training,...
From the Armed Services
- Army Pfc. Steve G. Schroeder has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky. Schroeder is the son of Joanne Furnas of Batavia and Michael Schroeder of Aurora. He is a 2004 graduate of Batavia High School. - Army Spec. Kristopher M....
Fungal Disease Can Sap Life from Tree
Q. We have a flowering crab tree in our yard that is not doing well. The tree is 15 years old and it appears to be dying. Half of the leaves are off and it looks pretty sparse. It did flower this spring. I hate to lose this tree. It takes so long to...
Funjet Offers Park 'N Fly Program
Byline: George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents Funjet Vacations offers a Park 'N Fly program providing discounted hotel accommodations the night before or after a vacation, free parking at the hotel for the duration of the trip...
Garden Club Producing for Plant a Row
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer Peppers, yellow squash, green beans and zucchini are veggies with a purpose. It's not enough that the rows of vegetables thrive under the care of the Hoffman Estates Garden Club. The plants need...
Geneva Women Made History Program to Focus on Four's Influence on Town
Byline: Beth Bales History frequently is thought of in terms of the men who settled, fought and established. Thus, most people, asked to think quickly about Geneva's history, would think first of James Herrington, one of Geneva's first settlers....
GM Hendry Won't Panic despite Team's Struggles
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer ST. LOUIS - Cubs general manager Jim Hendry indicated Saturday that the team's recent run of poor play wouldn't force him into a panic deal. Hendry cited the groin injury to third baseman Aramis...
Golf Outing Helps Children Learn about Health
Byline: Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writer Don't think of the Robert Crown Center's 21st annual Golf Invitational as just a day on the course. Think of it as doing your part to help children lead a healthier lifestyle. The event will...
Helping Kids Win Battle of Bulge Restaurants Join in Fight vs. Growing Obesity Trend
Byline: Kim Mikus Sugar and spice, and everything nice - that's not what children's menus are generally made of. Fried chicken, pizza, grilled cheese and french fries traditionally fill most kids' menus. A few big restaurant chains are offering...
Hit the Roof Shingles Range from Recycled Plastic to New Types of Metal Roofs and Pine Shakes
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Homes Writer Heads up, it's time to talk about roofs. If you think roofs are rather predictable, here are some tricks you might not know. - Recycled plastic and rubber are molded to look like shakes and...
How to Take Care of Your Headache
Byline: Audrey Reed Thousands of people lose valuable work time and school days due to headaches. There are different kinds of headaches including tension, migraine, cluster and sinus headaches, but most are not associated with serious illness....
Inside & Out
European fleas can scratch that itch Swedish-style clocks, Provencal chairs, estate jewelry and rare books are the kinds of treasures you can find at Marche de Marshall Field's. It's all happening on the ninth floor of the State Street store...
Islamic Society's Visibility Grows Scout Troop, Request to Move Get 20-Year-Old Group Some Attention
Byline: Michael Puente Daily Herald Staff Writer Last weekend, a group of youngsters belonging to Boy Scout Troop 786 marched in the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade. Not a big deal for most, but for this new troop, it was something to get...
Kaneland Teachers Rev Up Finance Education Program
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley Daily Herald Correspondent David Travis and Tammi Conn, two teachers from Kaneland High School, spent a few days this summer sharing with other teachers what they've learned. Kaneland High School is one of 14 state...
Keeping the Faith Cubs' Clement (7-8) Keeps Plugging along without Run Support
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer ST. LOUIS - Saying Matt Clement is pitching with tough luck is putting it mildly. Clement worked 6 strong innings for the Cubs on Saturday in stifling heat and humidity at Busch Stadium, but at the...
Key Catch Cards Fans Clear out for Matheny
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer ST. LOUIS - Where's Bartman when you need him? You couldn't blame Sammy Sosa for wondering such a thing in the eighth inning Saturday at Busch Stadium. Cardinals catcher Mike Matheny leaned into...
Mall Names Contest Winners
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer Several young winners were recently announced in the Daddy's Job for a Day contest at Charlestowne Mall's Picture People. Evan Cummings of Somonauk took top honors in the contest dressed in navy...
McHenry Soldier Remembered as Fearless 21-Year-Old Collier Edwin Barcus Died Thursday in Attack by Iraqi Insurgents
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer At 3:25 a.m., Sandy Barcus knew. The McHenry woman woke suddenly from her sleep Thursday morning, looked at her clock and thought, "Something terrible has happened to Collier." Within hours,...
Milwaukee Welcomes an Italian Renaissance on Brady Street
Byline: Mike Michaelson The biography of Italian immigrant Girolama Megna, currently being played out on Milwaukee's Brady Street, reads like the storybook American success story. She was born and raised in Sicily, in the seaside town of Porticello,...
Movers and Shakers
Byline: Norrine Twohey Daily Herald Staff Writer Arlington Heights resident Mark C. Hartmann has joined the Chicago office of Harley Ellis, an architecture, engineering, interiors and landscape architecture firm, as a senior designer/planner...
New Colors Boost Popularity of Black-Eyed Susan Vine
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata), equally at home cascading down from a basket or twining up a trellis, is an old- fashioned favorite. It's also one of the hottest new plants. What's going on? This annual vine now...
One Fish, Two Fish Water Lilies ... in Your Yard? Backyard Ponds Make a Splash with Soothing Sounds and Natural Beauty
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer Brian Henry jokes about his back yard's irresistible allure. "It's like a national park now. We're open from dawn to dusk," the St. Charles man says, smiling. Actually, there's some measure...
Owners Establish Identity Together Downtown Algonquin Merchants Form Group to Bring Shoppers In
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer With a small, unceremonious act, two downtown business owners made it official. After coordinating a few events together, business owners in downtown Algonquin decided to pool money for future...
Perennial Festival Provides Lessons from the Garden
Byline: Amy Reynolds The Planter's Palette Patience. Serenity. Discipline. Beauty. Balance. What has your garden taught you? Armed with tools and greenery, the horticulturists and designers at The Planter's Palette approach the task of gardening...
Playing Waiting Game for Cheap Fares to Italy
Byline: Madelyn Merwin Q. My husband and I will be traveling to Italy in late September to Florence, Rome and Sorrento. I have put a "fare watcher" on some air sites such as Travelocity. I was wondering what a good fare is for that time of year...
Precautions Help Fliers Get Where They Want to Go
Byline: Gail Todd Did you hear that two Northwest Airlines pilots were recently suspended after landing at the wrong airport? Apparently, they were headed for Rapid City, S.D., and ended up at nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base. I pity the agents...
Quality, Not Quantity, Leads to Well-Rounded Student
Byline: Rose Rennekamp Ask high school students what "well-rounded" means, and they're likely to tell you that it's a person with a very long list of clubs under the "activities" column on a college application. But being well-rounded has a lot...
Reeling Cubs Starving for Answers
Byline: Mike Imrem ST. LOUIS - In case you were concerned nothing was working for the Cubs, don't be. Their appetites are just fine. The problem is, that's perhaps the only area that can be referred to as healthy on this team. Assorted body...
Rehabilitation or Child Abuse?
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer Several suburban families turned to a religious school in rural Mississippi to help their troubled daughters. Now investigators are checking allegations that the institution was steeped in abuse in...
Richard G. Larson
Richard G. Larson formerly of Palatine Funeral services for Richard G. Larson, 73, of DeKalb, Ill., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 South Fourth St., DeKalb. Born July 15, 1930, in Chicago, the son of Gustav and...
Schools: Get Paperwork for Kids' Physicals in on Time
Byline: Gala Pierce For years, the state has mandated that children entering grades kindergarten, fifth and ninth grades receive immunizations and physicals. But it's been up to the individual school districts whether to allow students to attend...
Small Crowd Means More Fun for Fest-Goers
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer Carnival worker Clem Luciene just about lost his voice Saturday afternoon in West Chicago trying to persuade anyone from the small throng of fest-goers to play his Cork Gun Game. "When there's only...
Society's Closed-Door Policy to Strays Stirs Up Sadness
Byline: Sandy Faut We at the Buddy Foundation are at once sad and angry at the news that the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago has closed its doors to strays. The shelter will now be accepting animals from residents who want to give up their dogs...
Sox Take Easy Street to Victory Seattle Rookie Walks Seven in First Big-League Start
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer The pregame "intel" concerning Seattle rookie pitcher Matt Thornton couldn't have been more correct. "The scouting report said he throws gas but is a little wild," said White Sox starting pitcher...
State Cracks Down on Dangerous Car Trick
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Congestion actually has a good side. Lots of cars on the roads means that even the nerviest teens can't perform one of the most daredevil of driving maneuvers: hill jumping. Not sure what that is?...
St. Charles Arts, Music Fest Is Gone, but a Mini One May Be in the Works
Byline: Dave Heun The summer festival and events calendar can present some serious logjams, as Daily Herald Tri-Cities editor Kurt Gessler pointed out in his column last Sunday about how difficult it is for a newspaper to cover all of these activities....
Strong Debut by Lightning
Byline: Jen LaPorte Daily Herald Sports Writer The tournament host Northern Illinois Lighting couldn't have imagined a better way to begin play in the third annual Northern Illinois Lightning Women's Fastpitch Softball Classic. The Lightning went...
Take It Easy with a Vacation on an All-Inclusive Plan
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent When it comes to traveling with my family, I want it all but I want it simple. Whether your kids are 2, 12 or 22 years old, or your group includes a ghastly combination of little ones and teenagers,...
The Briefs
Chess grandmaster gives exhibition International Chess Grandmaster Joel Benjamin will play up to 24 players at once during a "Simultaneous Exhibition" at 7 p.m. Monday at the Addison Public Library, Two Friendship Plaza. During the exhibition, he...
The Briefs
Carillon Concert set at botanic garden The sound of carillon bells marks a beautiful note for a summer evening at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, near the Tri-State Tollway in Glencoe. Listeners can bring a picnic dinner and...
The Link between Cities, Schools Elgin's Act against U-46 May Simply Be Social, Economic Evolution
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer When the Elgin City Council hired a law firm last week to investigate a new school boundary map it claims segregates kids, it did more than break with tradition. It created a new one - with roots...
The Maine Things Head North for Lobsters, Moose and Cool Weather
Byline: George Oxford Miller Daily Herald Correspondent The two Texans talking in the restaurant parking lot think they're in heaven - but it's only Maine. "It has been in the high 90s all June in Dallas," one says. "Yeah, it was 98 in Houston...
The Public Record
A compilation of DuPage County circuit court proceedings of June 4-10. Felonies Darren J. Blakely, 19, 243 Winsdor Drive, Bartlett. Robbery: guilty; 90 days imprisonment, court costs/fines, $360. Mob action- use of force or violence disturbing...
Thousands Confer with Hindu Spiritual Guru
Byline: Sarah McCammon Daily Herald Staff Writer Step into Naperville's Holiday Inn Select this weekend and you won't find the usual conference, banquet or trade show in the ballroom. Instead, you'll find hundreds of barefoot devotees surrounding...
Trio of U.S. Hotels Stands above the Rest
Byline: Jane Lasky Business Travel Report For me, finding the right hotel can mean the difference between a good business trip and a great business trip. Given this reality, I do all I can to find the best place to stay even if I will be entering...
United's Sleeping Giant Underfunded Pension Plan's Fate Is Subject of Speculation
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer Retired United Airlines Capt. Tom Conely fears he could lose half his annual pension. "That's a big hit if the government takes over the plan," said Conely, of Huntley, a 34-year veteran of...
U.S. Soccer Makes Impact on World Stage
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer There are 52 teams in the UEFA, the European soccer confederation, and to almost all of them, soccer is the only team sport that matters. CONMEBOL is the South American confederation of 10 countries...
Van Buren Commuter Parking about to Disappear
Byline: Sarah McCammon Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 07-14-2004: A story in some Sunday editions incorrectly quoted Transportation and Traffic Services Team Leader Marcie Schatz regarding commuter parking in Naperville. The...
Vernon Hills Crowns Hometown Royalty at Recent Pageants
Byline: Abby Scalf Daily Herald Staff Writer Vernon Hills has crowned its new royalty to represent the village at the county level in November. Lillian Yanni, 18, who will start her freshman year at Regis University in Denver, Colo. was chosen...
Water Willow Does Wonders Plant Brought Back to Save Fox Shoreline
Byline: Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer The delicate-looking white flowered plants work miracles, Bob Rung likes to tell people. Along the bank of the Fox River in Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area near Yorkville, where water willows...
Who Is Jerry Rich? Ask around the Community and You'll Find Out
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer In seasons past, a golfer would walk by the pavilion on Rich Harvest Links and see course owners Jerry and Betty Ann Rich inside lunching by themselves. They're a couple who value their privacy...
Wing and a Prayer Bible School Students Find God in Nature
Byline: Kat Zeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Phyllis Ericksen hunts for God as often as possible. In her belief, God is always around. And there are places in DuPage County where you can get a better view of Him, she says. That's why she has...
With Exercise, Woman Learns to Live with Parkinson's
Byline: Matt Paolelli Daily Herald Correspondent Living with Parkinson's disease for the past six years has been an unpredictable experience for Margaret Dolan. "The thing about Parkinson's is that you don't know until you get up in the morning...
Your Investments and the Economy
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer What worries you about this market and economy these days? "You always look at consumer sentiment ... and in June it began to fall ... I think that is because it sets your head spinning what...