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, 2004

Aging Hitters Endanger .300 Career Marks
Byline: Matt Baron In baseball, a .300 career batting average is generally regarded as a standard of excellence. Nobody has ever become a batting champion without surpassing the plateau. In 1968, the height of pitchers' dominance, Boston Red...
Area Has Its Own Little Corner of Olympic History
Byline: Katherine Hamilton-Smith Olympic fever is capturing the nation. Paul Hamm took the gold medal in the men's gymnastics all-around. And how many medals will Michael Phelps bring home? What you may not know is that Lake County has its own tiny...
A Smart Game Redhawks' Spear Uses Math Skills to Help Line Up Her Toughest Shots
Byline: Stephen Parker Daily Herald Correspondent For some high school athletes, being book smart and having a head for the sport of their choice are two naturally allied traits. Naperville Central's Nicole Spear has a theory about her own game...
Avoid Woe: Here's What to Know before You Go Solo
Byline: Gail Todd Kathy Kuffner usually travels with her husband. But this year she decided to try going solo. She flew to Alaska and joined a group of eight women and two men. They spent a week kayaking around the glaciers. "We saw grizzly...
Back to School: Earn Double Miles with United Visa Card
Byline: George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents With the school season starting again, parents and students are shopping for back-to-school supplies. United Mileage Plus Visa card members will be able to reap the benefits with...
Baptist, Methodist Churches Join for Riverwalk Service, Picnic
Byline: Gala Pierce For the fourth year, two Batavia church congregations invite the community for their annual outdoor worship. You can expect bratwursts, hot dogs and fried chicken, as well as a strange sermon on the "Ax Head," at 10 a.m. Aug....
Births
Condell Medical Center - Saraya Kumari Pillai, June 21 to Remi and Jarrette Jacobs, Waukegan. Grandparents: Kathy and Chandran Pillai, Glenice and Walter Jacob, all of Waukegan. Great-grandparents: John and Dorothy Gurstle, Watersmeet, Mich. ...
Braving Yard Sale Crowd Does Pay Off
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer It didn't take place in Las Vegas, but the Great American Yard Sale on Saturday definitely was a gamble. Once potential customers saw the long line of cars stretching down Jefferson Avenue in Naperville,...
Civil War History Gets Plug at Fest
Byline: Adam Kovac Daily Herald Staff Writer As a Civil War buff, Tom Stehle is used to being hotter and more noticeable than everyone else at summer festivals. But he figures there's always time to give youngsters a history lesson, even if he...
Club Changes with the Times Old Group for Future Housewives Adapts; Girls and Guys Think It's Cool
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer The end comes too quickly. The three teen chefs, two boys and one girl, aren't done. For a moment, their shoulders slouch and their eyes, set firm in concentration under the traditional chef's toques,...
Confusion Reigns for OT Rules New Regulations Take Effect Monday, but Impact on Illinois Could Be Limited
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer While much of the country will go under new federal overtime regulations this week, Illinois workers and their employers likely will be confused. Do they fall under Illinois law, which Gov....
Cougars Attendance Catches Attention of Big League Teams
Byline: Dave Heun Within the next six to seven home games, the Kane County Cougars should reach an impressive 500,000 mark in total attendance. That's a lot of fans going through the gates for Class A baseball action and family fun at Elfstrom...
Cutting Back Shrubs Keeps Plants a Manageable Size
Byline: Pat Hollingsworth The Planter's Palette What could be better for a small garden than a shrub or tree that acts like a perennial? The rewards are many: Flowers that persist into fall, and a framework of branches that add winter interest...
Dawg Days Bow-Wows Crowd of Hundreds
Byline: John Johnston Daily Herald Correspondent The second annual Dawg Daze festival on the Batavia Riverwalk drew hundreds of people Saturday to enjoy local music and spend a day with neighbors. Sponsored by the Batavia Renaissance Project,...
Dayton's Run Leaves Trout, Cougars Feeling Left Out
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent It's hard to quibble with the pitching the Kane County Cougars got on Saturday night. After all, Jared Trout went 6 innings, struck out seven, walked none and only allowed 3 hits and 1 run. ...
Dead Heat for Catboat, Lovely Afternoon in Arlington Oaks
Byline: Special to the Daily Herald Catboat overcame a slow start to finish in a dead heat with Lovely Afternoon in the $150,000 Arlington Breeders' Cup Oaks on Saturday at Arlington Park. It was the first dead heat for a victory in Arlington...
Defense, Offensive Line Step Up in Win
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer The Bears came in looking for improved play on their offensive line and an overall reduction in penalties after getting flagged 19 times last week, including 10 calls against the offensive line. They...
Designed to Cook New ECC Culinary Center Gives Aspiring Chefs Tools to Learn
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer As a youngster working in his family's restaurant, Michael Zema recalls his mother telling him to treat guests at their eatery as if they were guests at their home. That lesson stuck with Zema, chef...
Dismissed Dist. 26 Panel May Work on Its Own
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer A residents committee formed by Cary Elementary District 26 and dismissed last week by school board members may strike out alone. Formed as a sounding board for the district during a much- heralded...
Dist. 158 Face Bigger Classes
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writer When teachers welcome students back to Huntley School District 158 on Monday, they'll each face three to five more smiling faces than they did last school year. That's how many new students, on...
Downers Grove Bike Race Draws All Types of Fans
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer As the pace car whizzes by, Chuck Sanderson stands at full alert, his camera in hand. He spots the lead cyclist, and the camera goes to his eye. A few shutter clicks later, the racers are gone,...
DuPage Collegians
The following students were named to the spring honors list at College of DuPage. Bensenville: Jose Aguirre, Samin A. Baig, Marisela Barcenas, Saad S. Bawany, Gina Louise Bischoff, Lucrezia Breen, Jason M. Briesemeister, Destiny M. Britton, Iva...
DuPage Collegians
- Matthew B. Weir of Naperville has been named to the spring quarter dean's list at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. To be eligible, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. - Nicholas Wilson...
ECC Pastry Student to Open Bakery
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer For some Atkins and South Beach devotees, the "C" word is akin to blasphemy. But Joe Kloke doesn't shy away from carbohydrates. Indeed, the 26-year-old baker is betting his cream puffs that warm,...
Editorials
Book program is off to a great start Every once in a while in everyone's life, you get to feel your chest swell and your adrenaline rush. We experienced one of those magic moments last week. We were sitting in one of the meetings held since the...
Editorials
Parents need to set own drinking laws Parents are naturally protective of their children, particularly when they perceive their sons and daughters are victims of an injustice. This urge to right a wrong against their children is evident in parental...
Editorials
A time for healing at St. Peter parish In his final sermon before being transferred from St. Peter parish in Geneva to St. Patrick's in St. Charles, the Rev. Akan Simon made this poignant statement: "It was hard to walk down the aisle toward the...
Editorials
Village needs to open communication When Hawthorn Woods residents insisted on getting answers to their questions now instead of later, Village President Keith Hunt made an unusual move Monday night. He temporarily adjourned the village board...
Editorials
Library leaders should try more respect For some time now, it has been apparent the city of Elgin is infected with "the more is always better" disease. More land, houses, strip malls. And, of course, more schools and traffic. Now, it seems, the...
Elburn Days Star Men, Machines
Byline: David Sharos Daily Herald Correspondent The 75th annual Elburn Days celebration on Saturday was all about sunshine, craft fairs, flea markets, a ton of rides, food and fun. But the showstopper had to be when kids, men and machines all...
Faced with Adversity, White Finds a Way to Win
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent Michael Kline did not need to pause when asked to pinpoint where Carmel junior Kate White's golf game has evolved the most over the past year. "Her biggest improvement is taking her game to the course...
Family Pet a Lesson in God's Undeserved Love for Us All
Byline: Don Lindman The sign on the Geneva storefront advertised "gifts for dog lovers and cat fanciers." Did you notice those words: dog "lovers" and cat "fanciers?" Why not "dog and cat lovers?" I think we all know the answer! You can fancy...
Feeling a (Pass) Rush Bears Trade Booker to Pick Up Pro Bowl Defender Ogunleye
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer The Bears got the premier pass rusher they desperately need but lost their best pass receiver in the process. In order to acquire Miami Dolphins defensive end Adewale Ogunleye, who led the AFC with...
First-Class Recovery Caporusso Shows She Can Excel at the Highest Levels
Byline: Matt Beardmore Daily Herald Correspondent It was one of those forgettable rounds. But it was one she'll definitely never forget. Prospect's Michelle Caporusso nearly had her remarkable freshman golf season derailed last October after...
From the Armed Services
- Frank P. Siciliano has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The cadet is a student at Marion Military Institute in Alabama. He is the son of Frank and stepson of Tammy Siciliano of Rosemont. His mother and stepfather,...
From the Armed Services
- Coast Guard Seaman Sara U. Solberg, daughter of Victoria I. Everitt and Stephan B. Solberg of Aurora, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center, Cape May, N.J. Solberg is a 2002 graduate of Rosary High School. - Navy...
Fun Bugs Make Home at Yorktown
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer Bugs are part of the selection at Yorktown Center, but there's no need to fear the cute critters. They're Fun Bugs - whimsical characters meant to "bring a smile to your face and color to your life,"...
Geneva River Rats Tie Up Vigorous Summer Season
The Geneva River Rats had 209 swimmers from eight towns on the roster this season. The towns of Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles, LaFox, North Aurora, Aurora, Elburn, and Yorkville were all represented. During the dual meet season the River Rats posted...
Golf Previews
MID-SUBURBAN WEST Conant Coach: Diana Johanneson (14th year) Last year: Tied for 5th in MSL, 5th in MSL tournament Home Course: Fox Run Golf Course Graduated players: Amanda Madden, Ashley Sumiec, Amy Wagner, Melissa Hermanson, Melissa...
Golf Previews
Scouting DuPage County girls golf teams Benet Coach: Tony LaScala. Last year: 13-2. Home course: River Bend, Lisle. Top players: Liz Palma, Sr.; Molli Ryan, So.; Molly McGue, Jr.; Kaitlin McInerny, Jr. Outlook: Benet's home course,...
Golf Previews
Bartlett Hawks Coach: Gordon Brown (3rd year) Home course: Bartlett Hills Top golfers: Seniors: Jenn Krall, Collean Peters, Katherine Moser, Erin Eisel; Junior: Courtney Mulac; Sophomores: Carissa Burdi, Natalie Baker, Kristen Miller, Stephanie...
Golf Previews
DuPage Valley West Aurora Coach: Dave Zine Last year's results: 12-3 overall, 2-3 DVC (3rd). Top returnees: Kim Hunley, jr.; Erica Lange, jr.; Melissa Lucas, sr.; Maggie Gray, so. Key newcomers: Lindsey Pilmer, jr. Outlook: It's...
Golf Previews
East Suburban Catholic Carmel Coach: Brian Smithe (3rd year) Home course: Countryside Golf Course Graduated players: Jen Guido, Mal Hilliard, Maddi Rusin Returning players: seniors Melissa Enriquez, Theresa Smith, Jackie Zdon; juniors...
GOP Unites Behind One Man Coroner Candidate Bows out in 'Love Fest'
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer After a fierce family spat, DuPage County Republicans kissed and made up Saturday during a special convention to pick a nominee for coroner. Roughly 385 precinct committeemen - three...
Grudzielanek: Great Expectations Make '04 Different
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer HOUSTON - Mark Grudzielanek was a key member of last year's Cubs team that got within five outs of the World Series. He said Saturday that any comparison between this year and last is pointless....
Harold M. Zimmerman
Harold M. Zimmerman of Hampshire Funeral services for Mr. Harold M. "Chief" Zimmerman, 92, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 535 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin, with the Rev. James E. Fandrey officiating. Born Oct. 1, 1911,...
Harris Subs for Slumping Alomar
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer To this point, veteran second baseman Roberto Alomar has added little to the White Sox' attack since being acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Alomar, batting just .175 and looking slow in the...
Hendry Backs Hawkins with Vote of Confidence
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer HOUSTON - With the Sept. 1 deadline for setting postseason rosters just 10 days away, it looks like the Cubs will stick with what they have in the bullpen. That means LaTroy Hawkins has the confidence...
Here's What You Can Do If Your Home Is Not Selling
Byline: Mike Yeats & Mike Cromie It can be very frustrating to put your home on the market, expecting a fast sale, only to find that after six months you're still waiting for an offer. What can you do? First, determine if it's a result of...
Hispanics Need to Obtain Better Medical Care
Byline: Audrey Reed Modern medicines can improve the quality of life, reduce suffering, extend life and reduce the need for health-care services. Developing safe and effective medicines is a long, difficult and expensive process. The estimated $33...
Hotel Helps You De-Stress with Yoga
Byline: Jane Lasky Business Travel Report Stressed beyond belief without much personal time to spare, I caught a glimpse of a store slogan as I sped past a boutique on my way out of town. "Knitting is the new yoga," was written in huge letters....
Inside & Out
Funky and fun tips for decorating One of my character flaws is that I don't really believe in feng shui. So I was amused when "Decorating with Funky Shui" (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $14.95) flew over our transom. Every room in the house gets...
Johnson Grabs 2 Key Fumbles
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer Bryan Johnson was the right man in the right place twice on Saturday night. The Bears fullback recovered a pair of fumbles in the second quarter, one which led to a touchdown and the other which...
Junior WR Jones Steps Up during Illini Scrimmage
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer RANTOUL - As soon as he finished high school and got out from under his parents' rule, Kendrick Jones had his nickname tattooed on the right side of his neck. Prime Time. Only now, in his...
Kennedy Devours Foes, Wins Junior National Freestyle Title
Byline: Tom Kupfer Daily Herald Correspondent He had just won a national championship at Fargo - pretty much the Super Bowl of off-season high school wrestling - but Jimmy Kennedy wasn't going to Disneyland. In fact, he didn't make it any farther...
Leaf Peeping on a Paddle Wheeler See the Midwest's Fall Colors from the Deck of the Mississippi Queen
Byline: Tom and Joanne O'Toole Daily Herald Correspondents The pace slows immediately upon walking up the gangway of the Mississippi Queen, and it doesn't get any faster. And why should it? A fall-foliage cruise on the Mississippi River between...
League Wraps Up Record-Setting Play
The Wasco Diamonds girl's fastpitch softball teams celebrated their 10th season of play with new records set at almost every age level. Six of the seven Diamond teams that attempted to qualify for national tournaments did so, and four of the six teams...
Life with New Start Times in Dist. 158 Parents Rework Families' Schedules as Best They Can
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writer Several hours before Hannah Martin Elementary opens its doors on Monday, Toni Gennardo will be wide awake, dropping her son, Mason, off with a neighbor. The Lake in the Hills mother will be at work...
Marching in Their Shoes Parents Learn the Hard Way That Being in the Band Is Not Easy
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Sue Serek's rude awakening comes in the Wheeling High School parking lot, her sneakered feet struggling to do the right thing and her face partially obscured by the twisted coils of shiny brass tubing....
Movers and Shakers
Byline: Norrine Twohey Daily Herald Staff Writer Anthony J. LoBello of Mariani Landscape in Lake Bluff was elected president of the Oak Brook-based Illinois Landscape Contractors Association for the 2004-05 term. Also serving as officers are: Robert...
New Rabbi Arrives at Elgin Temple
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer A former music therapist arrived in Elgin earlier this month to become the new leader of Congregation Kneseth Israel. Rabbi Marcy Greene, a 44-year-old mother of two who moved just weeks ago from...
One Gamble Bears Really Had to Take
Byline: Mike Imrem The Bears traded Marty Booker to Miami for Adewale Ogunleye because they had no choice but to do so. Talent levels being equal, a defensive end is more valuable than a wide receiver. Getting to the quarterback is more of a...
One School, Two Worlds Central Grade-Schoolers to Use High School Wing
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer Gavin elementary students will return to Lakes Community High School for classes Monday, but they won't be alone this time. About 600 pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students will join about 650...
Pair Helps Rescue Naperville Woman
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer A Naperville woman was in good condition Saturday after two neighbors helped get her out of an apartment struck by fire. The woman, Agapita Robles, and her daughter, Lourdes Bernado, were in their...
Parishioners Reap the Fruit of Their Labors
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer St. Isidore is the patron saint of farmers, so it's fitting that his Bloomingdale flock works the fields. Tucked behind the Catholic church bearing St. Isidore's name is a prolific vegetable garden...
Private Schools Also Feel Changes Students Must Adjust to New Bus Routes, Start Times
Byline: Tara Malone and Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writers When Mark Cyphert sends his two kids off to yet another school year at St. John the Evangelist School this week, he'll usher them onto a familiar-looking yellow bus - with an unfamiliar...
Reshaping How We Shop Lifestyle Centers, like Algonquin Commons, Which Opens in October, Are Growing Trend
Byline: Kim Mikus In less than 60 days, shoppers will have another retail option with the opening of Algonquin Commons. The outdoor lifestyle center at the southwest corner of Randall and County Line roads is 93 percent leased. There are expected...
Rust Fungus Can Thrive in Shady Areas of Lawn
Q. My child came in today with yellow powder all over his socks. He got it from the grass in our side yard which has that yellow stuff on in. Is there any way to get rid of it? I think we have bluegrass. A. The material your child picked up is most...
Ruth T. Lindberg
Ruth T. Lindberg Memorial services for Julia Ruth Titterington Lindberg will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Ulrich Memorial Chapel, located within the Fairview Baptist Home, 250 Village Drive (3 blocks south of 63rd St., off Fairview Ave.), Downers...
'Safe Kids Safety Day' Gets High Marks
Byline: David Sharos Daily Herald Correspondent The Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles was an especially safe place Saturday, thanks to police, fire departments and businesses that presented the inaugural "Safe Kids Safety Day." The five-hour...
Sheboygan: It's as Fun to Visit as It Is to Say
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent My quest was to answer the question that has boggled the minds of deep thinkers and wurst lovers for at least two or three minutes: Is Sheboygan, Wis., as fun to visit as it is to say? Go ahead....
Shedding a Boring Image Gardeners Find Creative Ways to Spice Up Yard Structures
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer For its first 12 years, Robert Forberg's shed was merely a study in organization. It sat in the back corner of his Wheaton yard, harboring all manner of tools - each fastidiously assigned a specific...
Speaking the Language of the River
Byline: Tom and Joanne O'Toole Daily Herald Correspondents Many think of river phrases and terminology as a special language spoken only by those who work on and along the river. However, if we look at what we sometimes say, we soon discover everyone...
Sugar Grove Police Chief Hangs on to Roots
Byline: Leslie Hague Daily Herald Staff Writer A few years ago, Sugar Grove Police Chief Brad Sauer took a few candidates for the village administrator position on a tour of the town. They came back from Sauer's "road show" two hours later. ...
Take a Trip, and Stop to Sip, along Missouri's 'Wine Road'
Byline: Mike Michaelson It's a scene that easily could take place in California's Napa Valley or Sonoma County at crush time. Workers harvest grapes and extract juice. Picnickers spread out on hillsides and cluster on terraces to savor the warm...
Technology Takes Stage at Library Conference
Byline: Sarah Long They were at the health club, where there are few secrets. My friend, Sally Decker Smith, head of adult services at the Indian Trails Public Library, was explaining to the woman next to her that she had been away at a library...
The Briefs
Naper Settlement to offer game day The program Games People Play features demonstrations of town ball, a baseball precursor, as well as the chance to play croquet and parlor games from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville....
The Briefs
Duck race to benefit Boys and Girls Club The sixth annual "Duck Race" to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 22 from Walton Island along the Fox River. The race will be one of today's highlights of the 13th annual...
The Briefs
New trail to open at Rollins Savanna The Lake County Forest Preserve District will celebrate the opening of new trails at Rollins Savanna near Grayslake Sept. 18. A grand-opening party is set to run from noon to 4 p.m. at the preserve, which...
The Briefs
Synagogue to host summer picnic Congregation Kneseth Israel will hold its "Summer Family Picnic" at 4:30 p.m. today at the synagogue, 330 Division St., Elgin. In addition to serving hot dogs, vegetarian burgers and other goodies, there will be...
Tomato Time Has Arrived in the Garden
Byline: Jan Riggenbach It seems hardly possible that just a few weeks ago we were eagerly awaiting the season's first ripe tomato. Now harvest baskets are overflowing, and we're struggling to keep up. Tomato pancakes anyone? Or tomato basil quiche?...
Tough One for Cubs
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer HOUSTON - The incongruity was striking. The Cubs had just rallied for a run in the eighth inning and 2 in the ninth to grab a 3-2 lead over the Houston Astros. That all changed in the bottom of...
Tours and BritRail Pass Are Good for First-Timer Visitors to London
Byline: Madelyn Merwin Q. Our daughter will be attending Leicester University in England for one semester starting in January. We intend to accompany her there about a week prior to the start of school (mid- January) for sightseeing. We would...
Two Authors to Discuss Works at Libraries
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer The authors of two of the books on the reading list for the Suburban Mosaic Book of the Year program will discuss their works with residents of the Northwest suburbs this fall. Norah Dooley, author...
Two Thumbs Up Church Uses Mall Theater for Worship
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer Saturday night, movie goers fill Bloomingdale's Stratford Square Mall Theaters to catch showings of "The Village" and "Little Black Book." Sunday morning, instead of the latest thrillers and comedies,...
Vice President to Speak at Hastert's Fund-Raiser
Byline: Patrick Waldron Most of the summer, U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been running around saying he and President Bush haven't given up on Illinois or the state's 21 electoral votes. Hastert, a Plano Republican, has promised to push...
Volunteers at AirVenture Fly-In Rise to Special Occasion
Byline: Carol L. Thompson Daily Herald Correspondent For the past seven years, Abbie and Jay Friddell have spent part of their summer vacation in Oshkosh, Wis., at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture, an international fly-in convention...
We'll Be Watching to See If TV Dog Show Is Humane
Byline: Sandy Faut I recently received an e-mail with a subject line that read: "New stupid idea from Animal Planet." The e-mail had been sent to breed-specific Web sites to alert people to a new show being cast by Animal Planet. The show is called...
White Sox Can't Stop Their Slide
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer It might be the highlight of the White Sox season - the ninth- inning home run by Joe Crede on July 24 that produced a 7-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers and vaulted the Sox into first place in the...
Why It Rarely Is Useful for the Daily Herald to Identify Suspects by Race
Byline: Kurt Gessler More than three-quarters of United States residents depend on the media for their picture of crime, according to a recent study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs in Washington. What we report becomes reader reality...
With Vacation Behind, Cherubs Ahead, Only a Magician Yet to Come?
Byline: Chris Bailey After so many years in this business, I know better than to expect the cherubic faces in back-to-school photos on the front page to reflect education reality. The photos are captured moments, hope-filled and powered by the enthusiasm...
Woman's Generosity Inspires Others to Give Back
Byline: Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writer When Kathy Guzlas discovered she was terminally ill in January, numerous people wanted to help the well-known community volunteer. Less than a year after her diagnosis, Guzlas, 49, died Aug. 14...
You'll Save with Guide from Travel Manitoba
Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie Daily Herald Correspondent If you are headed to Manitoba, Canada, first go to www.travelmanitoba.com to order the 2004 Great Manitoba Getaways Travel Values Guide. The guide has travel coupons for savings of up to 50 percent....
Your Investments and the Economy
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer After United Airlines this week sought to eliminate or replace its pension plans, what domino effect do you see with other companies and the economy? "Business has not been good in the airlines...