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 22, 2003

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14-U Blue Prevails in Mean Machine Tournament
The Wasco Diamonds 14-U Blue girls softball team recently prevailed in the Rockford Mean Machine Tournament. The Diamonds earned a No. 2 seed after winning two of three games in Saturday pool play. There was not enough room in the bleachers for...
32 Hope to Replace Yearman on Council Lure of No Campaign, Election Increases Interest
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer In the riverboat casino town of Elgin, the odds for winning a city council seat plummeted from 5-3 in April to 32-1 today. The difference? An election versus an appointment, the latter necessitated...
Advocates Speak Up for Affordable Housing
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Streamwood native Billy Pope has learned some hard lessons in his life: Don't get sick when you're already down. After having problems with an unpaid traffic ticket last October, he served a little...
A Guilt-Free Pitch, Kobe in the News and Cubs Games Sideshows
Byline: Jack Mabley Notes to You. - "Here's what you will NOT find accompanying this letter," begins a mailing from Oxfam, a worldwide charity. "Address labels that 'guilt trip' you into giving. "An expensive calendar that you don't need...
All-Night Flea Market a Shopper's Dream
Byline: Kat Zeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Fred Lowitz has seen people sport odd fashions while shopping at the All-Night Flea Market in Wheaton. Some tie flashlights on ropes and hang them on their necks. Others pin coil lights or neon signs...
Almost Trapped Mediocre Mystery 'Mousetrap' Saved by Fine Directing, Cast
Byline: Jack Helbig Daily Herald Correspondent "The Mousetrap" out of four Location: Drury Lane Oak Brook, Roosevelt and Butterfield roads, Oakbrook Terrace Times: 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 5:30 and 9...
Angels Give Gomez His Ticket Out
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer Goodbye Flyers, hello Angels. Rudy Gomez, Schaumburg's solid-hitting second baseman, will miss the Flyers' playoff push. The Anaheim Angels have purchased his contract and assigned him to Class...
Annual Club Tour Whets Jazz Lovers' Appetites
Byline: Barbara Vitello Jazz fans can sample everything from big band to gypsy swing to bop on the Jazz Institute of Chicago's annual citywide jazz club tour Wednesday. The tour, encompassing 13 venues, takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight, and...
Apartment Complex Plan Draws Critics, Supporters
Byline: Max Seigle Covering both meetings last week on the controversial apartment complex proposal for Huntley, I took more notes than I could use for my two stories. So I thought I'd share a few additional items from my notebook in this column....
Archaeologists to Dig into Garfield Farm's History
Byline: Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer Workers hauling grain and freight along the Chicago-St. Charles- Sycamore Road 150 years ago often spent the night at a three-story brick Federal-style inn owned by the Garfield family. In its 1840s...
Batavia ACT Scores Rise Slightly from Last Year
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Batavia students who took a college entrance exam this past spring received an ACT composite score of 21.8, up from 21.2 last year. It's the third year Illinois has required high school juniors...
Best & Brightest
- Jessica Miller, daughter of Marsha and Richard E. Miller Jr., Inverness, has been accepted into the professional veterinary medical program, which leads to the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine, at Colorado State University for the 2003 fall...
Brown's Beefs Up Menu Restaurant Also Adding Hot Dogs, Burgers to Offerings
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Beef juice is running through more Portillo family members' veins these days. One side of the family, led by Dick Portillo and his Portillo Restaurant Group, long has been known for Italian beef,...
Carol Stream Man Has No Regrets about Serving in Iraq
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer When asked what his stint in Iraq was like, Marco Di Giulio speaks bluntly. "It was the most miserable seven months of my life," said the 25-year-old Carol Stream resident and U.S. Navy Seabee...
Challenges to Land Sale Dismissed
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer Challenges to the acquisition of a Vernon Hills commercial property - worth millions but bought for a fraction of its value - were dismissed Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court. Judge Michael...
Chan's Charm and Prowess No Match for Cliches, Muddled Script
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "The Medallion" 1/2 out of four Opens today Starring As Jackie Chan Eddie Yang Claire Forlani Nicole James Lee Evans Arthur Watson Julian Sands Snakehead With John Rhys-Davies....
'Chicago' Stages Songs, Dances into Storyline
Byline: Jeff Tuckman Daily Herald Correspondent The following video titles arrive at local stores this week: "Chicago" (2002, Miramax, 113 minutes, Rated PG-13, $24.99; on DVD $29.99) Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture,...
Children's Chorus Sings Praises of Quebec Trip
Byline: Melissa Hollander The Palatine Children's Chorus Concert Choir brought back a lot of great memories from their recent trip to Quebec, Canada - and some of the people they sang for won't forget their trip either - especially some guards at...
City Going after Adults St. Charles Offers Deal to Teens Ticketed at Party
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer The 15 teens ticketed for underage drinking at a June 28 party in St. Charles are being offered a way out in exchange for information officials hope will lead investigators to the adults who threw...
City Staff Offers Up Options to Balance Budget
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer They need no crystal ball. Rolling Meadows officials say they're sure they will face a deficit in next year's budget if revenues aren't boosted and some expenses aren't cut. In light of that certainty,...
Concert Picks
Byline: Mark Guarino Music critic Radiohead with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, 7 p.m. Saturday at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highways D and 120, East Troy, Wisc. $39.50/$45.50 (312) 559-1212. Radiohead last played this market two years ago...
Condo Idea Has Palatine Reversing Course on Foundation
Byline: Shruti Date Singh Daily Herald Staff Writer The Palatine village council Thursday night voted to allow Carriageway Builders President Wayne Johnson to keep intact the partial foundation of a restaurant on Quentin Road and directed the village...
Cramer Family, Huntley Inseparable Five Minutes with ... the Cramer Family
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald Correspondent It didn't take long for the Cramer family to become part of the community in Huntley. Shortly after their move from Franklin Park into Huntley's Wing Pointe subdivision, Sheila and David got...
Crede Likes What He Sees His Homer, 3 RBI Spark Sox Victory
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer Joe Crede had a queasy feeling in his stomach on Sunday. After losing the third straight game to the Rangers at The Ballpark in Arlington, the White Sox limped home after going 1-6 on an important...
Dialogue Opens on Jewel Tea Building
Byline: Rukmini Callimachi Daily Herald Staff Writer More than 30 residents and officials interested in the Gray Lady's future met in Barrington this week for a four-hour-long meeting, moderated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The...
Dispute Delays Peach Creek Project
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer An easement dispute could jeopardize plans for a long-desired park in Lisle's Peach Creek neighborhood. With a scheduled closing date one month away, the Lisle Park District board has stopped short...
Dist. 57 to Seek Tax Increase
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 board members on Thursday recommitted themselves to a plan they couldn't quite sell to voters last spring. In a unanimous vote, the board agreed to ask the public...
District 214 Finishing Renovations in the Nick of Time
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer The end is near. After more than a year of construction, Northwest Suburban High School District 214's massive $57 million expansion and renovation project finally is wrapping up, officials report,...
Drive to Restock Avon Food Pantry
Byline: Jason King Daily Herald Staff Writer Community leaders announced plans to restock the shelves of Avon Township's food pantry one week after the facility closed because it ran out of food for the needy. State Rep. Bob Churchill announced...
Dundee Township Library Searches for New Director
Byline: Gerard Dziuba In less than two months, the Dundee Township Public Library may have a new director. The library's board of trustees has received 22 applications for the $58,000-a-year job and has interviewed a handful of people who want...
DuPage above Average on ACT
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer As a whole, high schools in DuPage County continue to surpass state averages in ACT scores released this week. Most of the schools, however, are also following the national trend in failing to improve...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Smoke killed COD professor: A 65-year-old retired College of DuPage English professor died of smoke inhalation in a Glen Ellyn house fire, the DuPage County coroner's office said. The preliminary autopsy findings for Mary Daly were completed Thursday....
Durbin Predicts Federal Funds Will Help with Rt. 20 Work
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer The need to widen Route 20 through Elgin's far-west side likely will grow as quickly as the traffic tie ups that will come with thousands of new houses planned for the area. And several deadly...
Editorials
Tackle teardown issue: Can Community First exist when experience seems to indicate that Me First is the prevailing reality when it comes to teardowns in Naperville? Several years ago, a group of architects, residents and developers compiled the...
Editorials
Roll back FCC ownership rules Do Americans care who owns their local television or radio stations? Does anyone give a second thought to how many stations and newspapers one media conglomerate can own? You bet they do. After adopting rules in...
Elgin to Dig through a Lot of Applications
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz & Kara Spak The Elgin City Council should have its hands full, having received more than 30 applications for the vacant council seat and nearly 25 applications for the soon-to-be-formed Elgin 150th Anniversary Commission....
En Pointe Local Ballerinas Stay Very Focused on Their Goals
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta Daily Herald Staff Writer Veronicka Zikmund has come a long way since her days of twirling around for audiences at the Carol Stream Park District. The 13-year-old Carol Stream girl found her love for dance at age 5,...
Error-Prone Flyers Fall Short
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer With nine regular-season games remaining, Schaumburg Flyers third baseman Ryan Lundquist isn't looking for a revolutionary approach. The Flyers are immersed in a three-team race for two playoff...
Executives Fearful of Loss of Jobs to China
Byline: Gabriel Cabarrouy Medill News Service More than 300 Midwest executives and managers from the manufacturing and service industries met Thursday in Oakbrook Terrace to discuss how the transfer of jobs to China and its currency practices have...
Fest Pub Crawl Stops at Chicago Jazz 'Temple'
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer You won't find the Velvet Lounge's name immortalized in huge headlines, despite its location. Tucked among a series of storefronts in an ancient three-story brick edifice occupying parts of two...
Final Convict Sentenced for Jeweler's Killing
Byline: Dave Orrick Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Four years and four days after her husband was bludgeoned to death in his Wheeling jewelry store, Alla Risenzon walked out of the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows with a sense of closure...
Fishing Tourney Tape Reveals Shooting Suspect
Byline: Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer Dale Silbergnagel, 45, of Venice, La., has been arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and illegal discharge of a firearm. The charges stem from an Aug. 3 incident when shots...
For a Fantasy Champion, Stay Grounded in Reality
Byline: John Dietz The moment we've all been waiting for is nearly upon us: Fantasy Draft Day. For most of us, drafts will be held en masse over the next 24-48 hours. A few have already taken place, some are waiting another week. Regardless,...
Former Whiskeytown Alto Succeeds on Her Own
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic Caitlin Cary, "I'm Staying Out" (Yep Roc) 1/2 Whiskeytown was a frustrating band to love in the late '90s. Just when they released their best album, "Strangers Almanac" (Outpost), they disintegrated,...
Fox Lake, Schools Finish Joint Playground Project
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer An agreement between Fox Lake village and school officials is paying dividends for children on the north side of town. Fox Lake Elementary District Superintendent John Donnellan said construction is...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
More students wanted: Fox River Grove trustees Thursday heard a plea from John Hill, superintendent of Elementary District 3, to gobble up or allow more residential development because the district needs more students. A few years ago the two-school...
Get Geared Up Where to Tap into Jazz before and after the Fest
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer This year marks the 25th Chicago Jazz Festival, and while that milestone impresses, it's one several Chicago jazz clubs eclipsed long ago. Get ready for Jazz Fest's silver anniversary in Grant...
Giant Alligator, Exhibits Grab Fair Crowd's Attention
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer Two small sons and a world of wonders kept Leslie Knox vigilant Thursday at the Will County Fair. "I want chocolate and vanilla in my ice cream," begged 6-year- old George, making a beeline toward...
Give Blood, Those Who've Needed It Say Centers Have about a 24-Hour Supply of Type O-Negative
Byline: Rob Olmstead Daily Herald Staff Writer Like most people, Rebeca Mead of Geneva always just assumed there were enough other people who donated blood. She didn't think about donating herself. "I took it for granted," said the 34-year-old...
Governor Vetoes Bill to Pay Schools Back 100%
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer Gov. Rod Blagojevich has vetoed legislation that would require the state to reimburse River Trails School District 26 for the total cost of teaching children from Maryville Academy. The governor's...
Grand Jury Asked to Decide on Charge in Infant's Death
Byline: Tony Gordon A Lake County grand jury had an unusual addition to its duties earlier this month. Normally, the 16-member panels review the evidence against a defendant in a criminal case and then decide if the defendant should or should...
Hanover Park Adds Money to Fire Bid Consultants Will Look at Village's Finances, Real Estate Picture for $60,000
Byline: Sue Ter Maat Daily Herald Staff Writer Hanover Park trustees on Thursday allotted about $60,000 for consultant fees as it continues its bid to become the home of the Chicago Fire soccer team. Hanover Park is required to submit to Chicago...
Hemingway Finally Makes It to the Stage
Byline: Jack Helbig Some people have written off Ernest Hemingway. Alienated by his swaggering, macho, big-game-hunting public persona, they wrongly assume that all of his writing must be similarly tough-minded and insensitive. In fact, Hemingway's...
Historical Society Goes Back in Time for School
Byline: Jenny Campbell Old-fashioned games and classroom artifacts will be featured as part of the "Back to School - Remembered" program planned by the Carol Stream Historical Society from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Historic Farmhouse, 301 Lies...
Historic Church Is Site of Tax District Approval
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer The past and future met Thursday night as the Lombard village board convened at the historic Maple Street Chapel. As the trustees sat in the 133-year-old Gothic design church, they voted to move...
Holiday Lights a Hot Issue or Just a Dull News Day?
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Who would have thought that a brief comment at the end of a village board meeting would solicit so much attention? As the village board meeting wrapped up a week ago, trustees gave their parting comments. Among...
Hot Weather, Fashions in Addison Pageant
Byline: Nadia Malik Daily Herald Staff Writer Even with the stifling hot weather, the Miss Addison contestants kept their bright smiles on and showed off their dance moves at the fashion show competition Thursday. The first of two parts of the...
How Worm, Virus Are Vexing Computer Owners
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer This week has seen the dual arrival of e-mail virus Sobig and Internet worm Welchia. The former is storming our e-mail boxes, and the latter crashing computers. After its arrival on Tuesday,...
Huntley OKs Review of New Subdivision
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer After holding it back last year, Huntley trustees Thursday night told Town & Country Homes it could begin the development review process for a 290-unit subdivision along Huntley Road. "I think...
Husband-Wife Photography Team Fell for Each Other First, Then St. Charles
Byline: Heather Cunningham When Trademan Photography was looking to relocate from Hanover Park earlier this year, the owners started their search in the Huntley area, but a real estate agent steered them instead to St. Charles. "We just fell...
Incoming Students Get Feel for Scullen Middle School
Byline: Henry Stuttley Daily Herald Staff Writer As sixth-graders at Naperville's Scullen Middle School swarmed the hallways this week, many were fixated on the same thing. Just about everybody wanted to make sure they could open their lockers...
Is Luck the Best Part of Bears' Plan?
Byline: Barry Rozner If what we've heard from John Shoop so far this summer is true, and not just a brilliant ruse to throw off the opposition, the man is living in the 2001 season and that has to make Bears fans feel a bit urpy. Among the many...
It Was a Good Day, in Anyone's Book
Byline: Mike Jackson The omens were all there. The air was cool. A slight, westerly breeze drifted over me. A doe led her twin offspring along the bank just yards ahead of us. It was true Kodak moment. An osprey hovered over the trees apparently...
Jaycees to Celebrate Families with First-Time Festival
Byline: Diane Ayers All around town this week, members of the Huntley Jaycees are gearing up for Huntley Family Fest 2003, the organization's first attempt at hosting a town festival, which is expected to draw hundreds of visitors from throughout...
Jazz Jammin' Grand Park Festival Pays Tribute to Chicago Musicians
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer The phrase "Chicago Jazz" used to serve as shorthand for a style of music played in the 1920s by King Oliver and Louis Armstrong and later appropriated by such jazz musicians as Bud Freeman and Jimmy...
Jury Convicts Man of Attempted Murder
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer A Lake County jury deliberated about four hours Thursday before convicting a man involved in a North Chicago police station parking lot shoot-out. William Fillyaw, 25, formerly of North Chicago,...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Roadside checks scheduled: Police will conduct roadside safety checks during Labor Day weekend. The first begins at 10 p.m. Aug. 29 in Gurnee and lasts until 3 a.m. Aug. 30. The second begins at 9 p.m. Aug. 30 in Hawthorn Woods and ends at 2 a.m....
Lofton, Womack Quickly Provide a Different Look
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer HOUSTON - The addition of Kenny Lofton and Tony Womack gives the Cubs an element they haven't had much of in recent years: speed. That's just fine with manager Dusty Baker. "If I'm behind late...
Losing Fat on the Mat Sun City Ladies Sculpting Their Bodies with Pilates
Byline: Stephanie Price Daily Herald Correspondent Kim Jerrick exercises maximum control every time she visits the Sun City Fitness Center. Jerrick, 30, of Geneva, is a certified Pilates instructor and, on Wednesday nights, she shares her expertise...
Man-Turned-Madame Saga Needs to Be Fleshed Out
Byline: Hilary Shenfeld Daily Herald Staff Writer "Madame Sata" out of four Opens today Starring As Lazaro Ramos Sata/Joao Marcelia Cartaxo Laurita Flavio Bauraqui Taboo Felipe Marques Renatinho Written and directed by...
Meat-Lovers' Delight Fab Food Makes Up for Rocky Start at Pete Miller's
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Food Editor Sometimes the best dining experiences start off on the wrong foot. Take my recent dinner at Pete Miller's, a new steakhouse in Wheeling. On a drizzly Friday night we pulled into the parking lot...
Michael P. Roche
Michael P. Roche of Geneva Funeral services for Michael P. Roche, 65, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m., at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville...
Naperville Family Sues in Collapse of Porch
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer The family of a former Naperville man killed in this summer's porch collapse in Chicago has filed a lawsuit against those connected to the building and the city of Chicago. The lawsuit...
New Orleans Flavor Hits Naperville
Byline: Arlene Arends Daily Herald Staff Writer Here's what's happening on the Chicago-area dining scene: Restaurant news Big Easy eatin': New Orleans cuisine comes to Naperville Sept. 1 as Jimmy Bannos opens his fourth Heaven on Seven location...
New Parking Plan Makes Space for Libertyville Wildcats Fans
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer A $9 million construction project at Libertyville High School won't prevent the Wildcats from playing home football games at the school. But the work is reducing the number of parking spots at...
Nonathletes Will Enjoy These Fun Adventures
Byline: Rosemary Sullivan Medill News Service Cycle, kayak, skate and fall in love with your date on a series of adventures that are sure to raise your heart rate - and more importantly, your date's. Two-wheel twosome: Rent a bike at Navy Pier's...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Waste hauling talks delayed: Hoffman Estates officials Thursday unanimously voted to defer discussion on changes to its waste hauling program until the public has had a chance to comment. A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the village...
Not a Pretty Sight for Wood and Cubs
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer HOUSTON - Kerry Wood did his best pitching Thursday night in the dugout. After he gave up 2 runs in the second inning, Wood pitched a fit. He stormed through the Cubs dugout, slammed his cap down...
Not Just a Night at the Movies Teen Film Festival at Wauconda Library Cultivates Artistic Expression
Byline: Natasha Rotstein Daily Herald Staff Writer Don Bitters spent about 30 hours meticulously moving Legos on the floor of his computer room to make the movie "KMFDM Ultra." He concealed the carpet and dresser with cardboard, and moved what...
Optimistic End Trips Up Tale of Troubled Lovers' Trek
Byline: Lisa Friedman Miner Daily Herald Staff Writer "And Now Ladies & Gentlemen" out of four Opens today Starring As Jeremy Irons Valentin Patricia Kaas Jane Allesandra Martines Francoise Written, produced and directed...
Owner of Bella Kids Sells Kids Clothes from Area Hotels throughout Suburbs
Byline: Kim Mikus A local business is designed to bring its merchandise - children's clothing - to its customers. Bello Kids, based in Naperville, offers an alternative retail shopping experience, offering clothing sales at local hotels. Parents...
'Passion' Weekend Celebrates This Year's Installment of Ravinia's 'Sondheim 75'
The ongoing tribute to American music theater legend Stephen Sondheim continues at 8 p.m. today and Saturday when Ravinia's "Sondheim 75" series offers as its third installment "Passion," which won 1994 Tony Awards for "Best Musical," "Best Score"...
Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Cartoon over There!
Byline: Jim Davis You're on the editorial page right now. Here, it's our mission to present as many divergent points of view as possible, to build a forum where all people, especially our readers, can present their points of view. Many call the...
Phair Chance Liz Phair Aims for a Hit at All Costs
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic There is no doubt the album stirring up the most controversy this year is the self-titled fourth album from Liz Phair. To understand the heat, you have to go back to 1993. That was the year of "Exile...
Plass Appliance Founder Dies at 91
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer He may have been a farmer at heart, but Walter Plass never shied away from modern conveniences. The patriarch of the Plass Appliance family died Wednesday at the age of 91. That he lived that...
Police Reports
Carpentersville - When officers stopped a vehicle for having an obstructed windshield Wednesday afternoon on Lake Marian Road, two bags of marijuana fell from the car as a passenger stepped out of the vehicle, police said. Douglas R. Knautz, 18,...
Police Reports
Batavia - Derrick P. Belton, 25, of 1333 Kingsbury Drive, Apt. 1, Hanover Park, was arrested about 3:50 a.m. Wednesday on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting a peace officer and aggravated battery on the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, according...
Red Hatters Face Aging with Humor
Byline: Rukmini Callimachi In 1997, Sue Ellen Cooper of Fullerton, Calif., gave her best friend a vintage red hat and a copy of a poem for her 50th birthday. "When I am an old woman," the poem begins, "I shall wear purple with a red hat which...
Redhawks Soccer Player Takes His Game Down Under
Byline: Ron Skrabacz Kieran Potterton, 16, has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. Last month he made the most of it in Sydney, Australia. Potterton was invited to participate in the Down Under International Games, an event made possible...
Remember When? School Leaders Share Their Favorite Back-To- School Memories
Jacklyn Crosby While kids may cringe at back-to-school sales and dread the conclusion of another care-free summer, August is filled with joy and sweet memories for Jacklyn Crosby, superintendent of Cary Elementary District 26. For her, it signals...
Residents Mobilize to Fight Gang Violence
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer As more than 30 concerned Elgin residents gathered Thursday night to learn ways to combat gangs in their neighborhoods, police were closing in on possible suspects in Monday night's gang killing,...
Road Woes Stump Manuel
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer White Sox manager Jerry Manuel hasn't a clue. Ask him why his team has played so well at home (41-22) this season and so poorly on the road (26-39) and watch Manuel draw a blank. "I really haven't...
Schools' Paper Tests Give Way to Computers
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer Some area parents might want to cut back on the No. 2 pencils they buy when shopping for school supplies. A consortium of northern Lake County school districts say some paper and pencil assessment...
Score Wise Guys Take over Naperville Back Yard
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Shelley Hovorka never thought of herself as lucky. When it came to winning raffles, contests and sweepstakes, the longtime Naperville resident had a history of nada, nothing, zilch. But that...
Solving Dist. 2 Problems Now Will Be a Group Effort
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer About a dozen Bensenville educators and community members have teamed up to take on a rather unique challenge. The Bensenville Elementary District 2 Facilities and Operation Management Committee...
'Splendor' in the Crass Docudrama an Extraordinary Chronicle of an Ordinary Life
Byline: Joel Reese Daily Herald Staff Writer "American Splendor" 1/2 out of four Opens today Starring As Paul Giamatti Harvey Pekar Hope Davis Joyce Brabner Judah Friedlander Toby Radloff James Urbaniak Robert Crumb With...
Squeeze Something Extra out of Your Blackjack Pair Splits
Byline: Fred Renzey Daily Herald Correspondent My friend Easy Eddie has his basic strategy down cold. He hits when he's supposed to, he doubles when he's supposed to, and he splits all the right pairs. I guess he's taken his game as far as it can...
State High Court Works to Put an End to 'Rambo-Style' Lawyers
Byline: Dave Orrick The state Supreme Court is taking on one of the most unjust facets of society - rude lawyers. "In this day and age, with competition in the profession for dollars and clients, activities sometimes degenerate into a Rambo-...
Sting Nets 58 Drug Arrests in Addison Authorities Wrap Up 20-Month Investigation at Bradford Court
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Gene Burnett believes his apartment complex is infested with drug dealers. "You hear gunshots at night," the 40-year-old Addison man said. "You can't even go out to your car without being...
Students Meet New Superintendent
Byline: Kristen Sackley Daily Herald Correspondent Mundelein High School students knew the upcoming school year would entail many changes when they were invited to meet with the new superintendent. Inter-Class Council members, who are the student...