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 October 26, 2003

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Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent ***** CORRECTION/date 11-06-2003: A story in the Oct. 26 editions about the opening of Gigi's Playhouse for children with Down Syndrome should have said Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod presided...
4-H Club to Saddle Up for Equine Therapy Group
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta Daily Herald Staff Writer During a charity run Nov. 1, you won't see people walking or jogging a 5K or 10K course. Instead, horses will do most of the work as riders make their way from Kingsway Farm in Winfield to...
Accelerators Club Develops Kids' Love of Running
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley Daily Herald correspondent Running is a favored pastime among folks of all ages in the Tri Cities, and the Batavia Accelerators, a USA Track and Field youth club based in Batavia, is making it possible for kids to join...
A Day for Doing a Lot of Good from Throwing a Party for a Paralyzed Young Man's Care to Sewing Quilts for Children, the Fox Valley Donated More Than Just Money
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer Jeff VonWachenfeldt turned 21 Saturday, and what a birthday it was. The Huntley resident and Jacobs High School senior spent the afternoon at Randy's Vegetable Farm in Sleepy Hollow, where a benefit...
All She Wants Are Some Answers First Six Months on St. Charles School Board Have Been a Trying Time for New Member
Byline: Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer While on the phone with a school district administrator, Bobbie Raehl's other line rings. It's a parent calling to complain that she can't help her children with their homework because textbooks weren't...
Antioch Runs to First-Place Tie
Byline: Tom Kupfer Daily Herald Correspondent Antioch coach Dave Judson was counting runners about a half mile from the chute, and he didn't like what he was seeing. "At that point, I thought we were out of it," said Judson, whose outlook brightened...
Area Malls Offer Trick-or-Treaters Plenty of Options to Scare Up Halloween Fun
Byline: Kim Mikus After a couple of years of sluggish Halloween sales, this season is expected to rise from the dead. A variety of activities, including trick-or-treating, are planned at the malls to help foster the festive Halloween spirit....
Area Teams Draw Tough Opponents BC Gets Top Seed, Date vs. Montini
Byline: John Radtke and Travis Miller Daily Herald Sports Writers Burlington Central got a No. 1 seed and a familiar opponent; Bartlett, Larkin, St. Charles North and Crystal Lake South tough assignments, and St. Edward an unknown Saturday night...
Back by Popular Demand Art Series on Christ's Life Makes Its Fifth Trip to Billy Graham Center Museum
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Only one art collection has been shown more than once in the Billy Graham Center Museum's temporary exhibition gallery. That series of oil paintings and pencil drawings by artist Robert Doares,...
Births
Condell Medical Center - Vivianna de Jesus Paez Zepeda to Daniel Paez and Maria Zepeda, Round Lake park. Sister of Mana, Jennifer, Ruby and Daniela. Grandparents: Jose Paez and Maria de Jesus Marin, Jose Zepeda and Angelina Marin, all of Mazamitla,...
Blackhawks Win One for Pulford
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer LOS ANGELES - Bob Pulford watched his first game in a return role as Blackhawks general manager here Saturday night. What Pulford saw was the Hawks turn in a spirited effort as they rallied from...
Bulls Won't Have Full Crew in Season Opener
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer The Bulls seem resigned to the fact that they will be starting the season short-handed when Washington visits the United Center on Wednesday. A potent viral illness has kept Kirk Hinrich home for...
Cable Firm or Telecom? Proposed Law's Language Could Cost Suburbs Millions
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Local municipalities and several watchdog organizations nationwide are lobbying to patch what they claim is a billion- dollar loophole in the proposed Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act of 2003. ...
Centella's 5 TDs, Bajgert's 3 Picks Send Rams into Playoffs
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Before Friday night's Fox Valley Conference game against Dundee- Crown in Carpentersville, Grayslake's Brian Centella hadn't scored more than one touchdown in a game. He has now. Centella, a...
Clarke Finishes, So Raiders Beat Hilltoppers
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Glenbard South coach Bob Blecher pointed to one often elusive key in summarizing his squad's 3-1 win over Glenbard West in Saturday's Class AA regional quarterfinal game at Willowbrook. "Dennis Clarke finished," Blecher...
Conant Gets Share of Third Straight MSL West Crown
Byline: Larry Weindruch Daily Herald Correspondent As if playing a season finale against crosstown rival Hoffman Estates for the Mayor's Cup wasn't enough motivation for playoff- bound Conant, knowing that a victory over the host Hawks would mean...
Concorde Bids Travelers Adieu; Mementos Available Online
Byline: George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents With the retirement of the Concorde from service last week after 27 years of supersonic flight, British Airways is offering a selection of commemorative gifts that will be sold...
Connect Four Naperville Central's Lumpkin First to Take Home Four State Singles Titles
Byline: Kimberly Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent Spectators at Prospect High School were hoping to witness IHSA history Saturday, and Elizabeth Lumpkin delivered. The Naperville Central senior captured an unprecedented fourth state title to go...
Disabled Shouldn't Have to Fight for Fair Shot at a Good Life
Byline: John Zimmerman First, the heart breaks. But then a tremendous newfound love rushes in to fill the cracks. The heart, strengthened by this love, also steels itself for the frustrating challenges ahead. This is the way it is for parents...
Donna Mae Williams
Donna Mae Williams of Naperville A memorial service for Donna Mae Williams (nee Bohnstedt), 67, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 21 E. Franklin St., Naperville. The Rev. Jason Reed will officiate. Born Feb. 28,...
Do Some Research before Saving Seeds from Decorative Grasses
Q. What is required to start decorative grasses from seed? Last year, I gathered five varieties of seeds from plants. I stored the seeds in plastic bags and froze them to simulate winter. When I tried to raise them in the spring, not a single seed...
Downers North Tops Glenbard South for Tourney Title
Byline: Daily Herald Reports If it turns out to be the last time they play a match on their home court, then the Downers Grove North seniors went out in style Saturday. The Trojans concluded the regular season on a high note by winning their...
East's Beasts Again Prospect Rolls Past BG 37-10 to Win Division Title
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer A conference championship might seem inconsequential to a team chasing a third straight state title. But recapturing the Mid-Suburban East crown was not a trivial pursuit for Prospect in Saturday...
Editorials
Play teaches vital lesson of tolerance Teenage years are tough years emotionally. Anyone going through them now recognizes that. Anyone who has gone through them surely remembers it. They are the years of independence, when a person's orientation...
Editorials
Needed change in GOP leadership For more than three decades, anything GOP in DuPage County has been done according to the Gospel of Pate. As the iron-fisted chairman of the DuPage County Republican Party, James "Pate" Philip called the shots...
Editorials
Village sends message on food safety The Vernon Hills liquor commission rolled out unusually heavy artillery last week in penalizing a restaurant for what commissioners described as repeated health code violations. The commission, composed of...
Editorials
Plan now before growth swallows area Randall Road, once a pleasant rural bypass around more industrial Fox River cities, already has regular users spitting out expletive-laden comparisons to Schaumburg. But the numbers in a Northeastern Illinois...
Elburn Business Does Some Heavy Lifting Jahns' Jacks Move Houses, Lighthouses and Movie Sets
Byline: Denise Perry Donavin As Elburn's village officials debated recently about what to do with the house they purchased at 9 S. First St., Trustee Gordon Dierschow said that they could sell it for $10 if anyone could take it away. If such...
Father Says Cocaine Addiction Killed His Son Police Say Man May Not Have Drowned If He Wasn't on Drugs
Byline: Sue Ter Maat Daily Herald Staff Writer When in the full grip of drug addiction, Daniel R. Elderkin would run around, sometimes with knives, convinced someone was out to get him. Family members said the 22-year-old once called police for...
Fenton Wears League Crown
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Fenton wasn't in much of a sharing mood Saturday. The Bison claimed the outright title of the Suburban Prairie East with a 15-14 victory at Evergreen Park. A loss wouldn't have changed much. The Bison (6-3, 5-0)...
Fest Gets Residents to Center of Algonquin
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer Halloween may be almost a week away, but that didn't stop Erika Ripley from donning a butterfly princess costume Saturday and trick-or-treating through downtown Algonquin. The 12-year-old seventh-grader...
Fillies Rule at Fox
Byline: Tom Kupfer Daily Herald Correspondent Seems like everyone had a chapter for the history book at Saturday's Class AA Antioch regional. For top-ranked Barrington, the cruise to a third straight regional crown required but a few quick strokes...
Finally, Bears Are the Bride
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent Their is no shame in finishing second place. It's just that Lake Zurich is a little tired of being the bridesmaid. Over the last two seasons, the Bears have finished second in the Fox Valley Conference...
Fire's Goal: Remain Sharp for Postseason
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Other than getting ready for the MLS Cup playoffs, there isn't anything at stake for the Fire in today's game at Columbus (3 p.m., ESPN2). The game also has little meaning from Columbus' standpoint...
Flying High Jacqueline Vaughn High Students Take to the Skies for the Ride of a Lifetime
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent On the concourse outside Hangar 10 at Palwaukee Airport, the magic of flight became real for a group of special needs high school students from Chicago. The teens, all students at Jacqueline...
Friendly Fright Algonquin Man Scares the Neighborhood for a Good Cause
Byline: Cheryl Chojnacki Daily Herald Correspondent Patrick Colcernian loves to scare the daylights out of kids during the after-dark hours the week or two preceding Halloween. It's all in fun, though. It's the kind spine tingling that brings...
Friends Celebrate Life of Terminally Ill Woman
Byline: Sarah McCammon Daily Herald Staff Writer When Kevin and Sherri Remauer's 21-year-old son Steven died suddenly last year, Cathy Darin was there. "She stayed with us for three days," Sherri Remauer said. "We couldn't have gotten through...
From Barn to Place of Worship
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Tucked behind busy Roselle Road in Schaumburg and within five miles of Woodfield Shopping Center, a rare sight for the Northwest suburbs took place Saturday: a barn raising. Members of the Christ...
From the Armed Services
Navy Chief Petty Officer William J. Westphall, grandson of Esther Westphall of Aurora, recently received a Gold Wreath for recruiting excellence. Westphall was cited for his efforts while serving at Navy Recruiting District, Minneapolis, Minn.,...
Garcia, Nieto Rule Regional Dundee-Crown Girls Win Team Crown; Burlington's Guarino Outruns Field
Byline: Kurt Steidl Daily Herald Correspondent Three top area girls took the first three positions at the Class AA St. Charles East cross country regional Saturday, and both the boys and girls teams from one school qualified for next week's sectional....
Garden Receives Pages of the Past
Byline: Sarah Long In the 1800s Boston was the intellectual hub of a new country; we looked to Boston for ideas and inspiration. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society, established in 1829, began acquiring important books and journals to support...
Geneva Rallies for OT Victory
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent Ninety seconds from losing in the opening round of the IHSA tournament, Geneva found a game-tying goal and then an overtime winner on Saturday to complete a thrilling comeback and oust upset- minded...
Geneva Wins 4th Straight Spikefest Championship
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer Once again, Geneva took home the gold maple leaf trophy after winning Spikefest for the fourth year in a row. The Vikings went 8-0 in the five-team tournament, which was hosted by Kaneland on...
'Getting Organized' Takes More Than Good Intentions and Plastic Bins
Byline: Beth Bales "Your home did not get dirty in a day and it is not going to get clean overnight."- www.flylady.net The good thing about home improvement projects is that they force the "organization" issue. Getting new carpeting? You'll first...
Glenbard North, Lake Park Pack the Finish Line at Regional
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Glenbard North and Lake Park both placed five runners in the top 20 of the Class AA St. Charles East girls regional at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. But the Panthers "pack" was just a little bit...
Golf Party Fund-Raiser Helps Glenwood School
More than 200 golfers teed off for the children at Glenwood School in St. Charles at the seventh annual Glenwood West golf outing held Sept. 22 at the Royal Fox and St. Charles country clubs. This was the school's largest and most successful golf...
Good Day at Glenbard S. Batavia (2Nd), Geneva (4Th) Qualify for Sectional
Byline: Stan Goff Daily Herald Correspondent Wheaton North tallied an amazing 20 points with sophomore Amanda Laesch and freshman Cassidy Wagner finishing 1-2 Saturday to win the Class AA Glenbard South regional at Village Green. Batavia was...
Guillen Right Man for the Job
Byline: Scot Gregor The White Sox have been in deep hibernation since, essentially, Sept. 18. That was the day they lost their third straight showdown game against the Twins while being simultaneously swept out of an AL Central race that was...
Hallways, Libraries Get Squeezed for Space, Too, When Schools Expand
Byline: Dave Heun Geneva school officials, when selling the community on the need for another middle school on the current campus, will focus on "core" areas. Talk of overcrowding at the middle school is questioned, mainly because expanded classroom...
Hampshire Takes 3rd at Kaneland Tourney
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer Once again, Geneva took home the gold maple leaf trophy after winning Spikefest for the fourth year in a row. The Vikings went 8-0 in the 5-team tournament, which was hosted by Kaneland on Saturday....
Hawks Fans Have Their Say on Smith Firing
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer News of the firing of Blackhawks general manager Mike Smith on Friday lit up the message boards on the team's official Web site, chicagoblackhawks.com. Hawks fans seem to be divided into three...
Hawks' Title Meaningful
Byline: Kevin Johnson Daily Herald Correspondent By finishing 1-2 individually in the St. Charles East Class AA regional and winning the team championship over Lake Park, the Hoffman Estates boys cross country team continued its mission to pay homage...
Hersey, Prospect Survive Big Tests
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Hoffman Estates can go through an entire season without a win, but when the playoffs start, the Hawks are one of the most difficult teams to beat. Hersey found that out in the Class AA quarterfinals...
Hotel Programs Aim to Please Kids and Teens
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent After nearly a decade of writing this family travel column, I have seen the gamut of kids' programs offered at hotels and resorts: everything from a hot beach shed with a broken VCR and comatose "counselor"...
Impressive Show by MSL
At Palatine With Halloween quickly approaching, there were no tricks at the Class AA regional meets ... only treats. Nine Mid-Suburban League teams will be advancing to sectionals next week, led by Palatine, Barrington, and Wheeling as regional...
Inside & Out
Modernism - more than you may think William Morris, Stickley, art deco, art nouveau, pop art, Fifties - Modernism embraces them all. So if any of these looks or periods from 1890 to 1970 appeal to you, you will want to stop by The Modernism Show....
Island Hopping in the South Pacific the Freighter Aranui Carries Cargo and Passengers to the Isolated Isles of French Polynesia
Byline: D. Holden Bailey Daily Herald Correspondent The sun had been down for a while, but its last rays painted the low-lying clouds salmon pink. A balmy breeze blowing off a nearby island in the South Pacific carried the scent of wood smoke, coconuts...
Italian Enclave Lies off Beaten Path
Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie Daily Herald Correspondent A bit less than a three-hour drive south of Naples, on the rocky coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, lies the tiny area of Maratea in the Basilicata region of Italy. While the rest of Italy is known...
It's 'Showtime' for Area Teams
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Before Saturday night, Grayslake football coach Vito Andriola had never before watched the annual IHSA playoff pairings show on television. Having never made it with his team to the playoffs,...
Josephine E. Birkett
Josephine E. Birkett Funeral services for Josephine E. Birkett (nee Keane), 82, of Burr Ridge and New Era, Mich., will be begin with prayers at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Coglianese Funeral Home, 7508 S. County Line Road (one block south of I55/Stevenson),...
Judgment Lien May Force Owner to Pay Up
Byline: Tom Resnick Q. I obtained a judgment against someone about six years ago but have never been paid. I have recently learned that this fellow owns a house. As I have never been able to collect anything on this judgment, is there something...
Keep Cats Inside to Prevent Halloween Horror from Happening
Byline: Mary Hayashi The season of ghosts and goblins is here. This is a fun, delightful time for those of us with small children who will still dress in costume. It is also a time of terror for our feline friends. This is especially so if the...
Libertyville's Schachner Verbally Commits to Duke
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent Libertyville senior Michael Schachner is going to golf for the Dukies. Schachner, who averaged about 34 and 73 in nine- and 18-hole tournaments, respectively, chose Duke over Illinois. Earlier in...
Local GOP Draftees to Immigration Task Force Find the Duty Frustrating
Byline: Chris Bailey Cannon fodder, by its very name, does not connote a pleasant experience. Thus, Ruth Munson and Steve Rauschenberger, currently local cannon fodder in the most combustible political issue in America today - immigration - are...
Lombardi Highly Praised by Clarke
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer LOS ANGELES - Dean Lombardi, considered a strong candidate to become the Blackhawks' next general manager, presently is scouting for the Philadelphia Flyers. Bob Clarke, the Flyers' GM, has nothing...
Making a Difference Cookies, Care Packages, Books on Tape and Quality Time Are among the Things People Gave during the Annual Day of Doing Good
Byline: Catherine Edman and Sarah McCammon Daily Herald Staff Writers More than 900 cookies covered tables in a church basement as children reached in to grab handfuls of goodies. The children showed great restraint as, for several hours, they...
Making a Difference Elementary School Children Helped Brighten the Days of Shelter Residents, While Another Group of Residents Made Quilts to Give Away
Byline: David Sharos Daily Herald Correspondent It's been said that no act of kindness ever goes unnoticed, and yesterday throughout Kane County, there was a lot of kindness worthy of attention. The annual Make A Difference Day, an event organized...
Making a Difference in the Spirit of Giving, Volunteers from All over Lake County Unite to Lend a Hand on the National Day of Good Deeds
Byline: Jason King Daily Herald Staff Writer Four-year-old Danny Effa spent nearly an hour Saturday morning brushing and riding a horse in the Equestrian Connection's therapeutic riding program at Liberty Farm in Lake Forest. For Danny, who has...
Making a Difference Volunteers across the Northwest Suburbs Find Unique Ways to Help Others While Enriching Their Communities during the Day of Doing Good
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Residents across the suburbs worked to make a difference Saturday in their communities in some traditional and not-so- traditional ways. They did it by holding food drives for the needy in Rolling...
More Home, Than Mansion Family Breathes Life into Historic Schaumburg House, but It Hasn't Been without Its Struggles at Times
Byline: Pat Gerlach Daily Herald Correspondent ***** CORRECTION/date 10-28-2003: To correct a caption in Sunday's Homes Plus section, Marty Nevel is one the owners of a Schaumburg home. ***** "It's not really a mansion. And it's not a museum....
Murder Trial Highlights Importance of Care for Caregivers
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer For 10 years, Julia Flores lived next door to Jim and Judy Philips and his elderly, mentally disabled cousin they cared for at their Elgin home. Only once did Flores ever hear Judy say it was tough....
Muslim Youths Reconnecting with Their Faith
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer She knew wearing a traditional head-covering would set her apart - even make her a more visible target for anti-Muslim sentiment. She knew others her age had toned down their ethnic and spiritual...
Naperville Central's Lumpkin Completes Four-Peat
Byline: Kimberly Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent Spectators at Prospect High School were hoping to witness IHSA history on Saturday and did Elizabeth Lumpkin deliver. The Naperville Central senior captured an unprecedented fourth consecutive...
Naperville North Boys, Girls Show They're Still Hungry
Byline: Daily Herald Reports A hungry husky is a very dangerous husky, and opponents of Naperville North have been learning that lesson the hard way all season. Both the boys and girls teams have been devouring opponents and chewing up first-place...
Nightmare for Northern Bowling Green Dominates Game from Outset, Ends BCS Talk for Huskies
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Crammed with orange-and-black-clad fans who threw candy into the air to celebrate Bowling Green touchdowns, Doyt Perry Stadium resembled a 31,007-person Halloween party held...
NIU Offense Gets Muzzled
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Northern Illinois quarterback Josh Haldi had better chemistry with Bowling Green's Janssen Patton than with most of his receivers. Huskies running back Michael Turner had...
No Doubt: Sutter's in Charge
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer LOS ANGELES - If there were any players who questioned how much power coach Brian Sutter wielded in the eyes of Blackhawks upper management, they got their answer loud and clear on Friday when the Wirtz...
No Waiting for Rematch
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Even the wives of coaches Rich Roberts of Buffalo Grove and Brent Pearlman of Prospect were a bit perplexed and shocked after the IHSA announced the football playoff pairings Saturday night. ...
NU Does the Job Wildcats Defeat Top 25 Team for First Time since 2001
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Three seasons ago, Northwestern swore from Day One it had a good team. But the Wildcats didn't prove it until they went to seventh- ranked Wisconsin and pulled off an overtime victory that sparked...
Picturing Her Palette Designer Margaret Pross Urges Clients to Draw Inspiration from Artwork or Personal Treasures - Much like She Did in Her Green Oaks Home
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Staff Writer The rich sage green of the walls is the first thing a visitor notices in Margaret Pross' bedroom in Green Oaks. But the wall color is almost the last feature you should select for a room, said...
Prospect Secures First Tournament Title at BG
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer On the last day of the regular season, Prospect got its first volleyball tournament title. Prospect tied with Immaculate Conception for overall record (4- 1) at the Buffalo Grove Invite on Saturday....
Record 19 DuPage Playoff Teams
Byline: David Oberhelman and Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writers DuPage County will enter the football playoffs with a record 19 teams as qualifiers. Now we get to see who will be left standing at the end. The IHSA playoff pairings were...
Residents Rush to Fight Rise in U-46 Taxes Petitions against Sale of Bonds Circulating, but Nearly 9,500 Signatures Are Needed
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer For nearly 50 years, Dean Hufsey has called Elgin home. And a good home it's been. He watched three of his kids learn to read, write and do math in Elgin Area School District U-46 schools. Four of...
Retired Officer Ready to Spend His Time Clowning Around
Byline: Lyn J. Kearns Daily Herald Correspondent Mixing grease paint and funny shoes with squad cars and police uniforms seems like an unusual combination, but it has worked for Bob Neil for many years. Neil, also known as Kiwi The Clown, retired...
Running with the Young Crowd Chandler Gets Another Chance to Lead Inexperienced Bears
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer If Chris Chandler feels like he's playing in a father-son football game when he steps into the Bears' huddle, it's understandable. When the 38-year-old Chandler leads the 1-5 Bears against the 1-...
Sabres Gain 1st Win in Regional
Byline: Josh Teschner Daily Herald Correspondent The only number that mattered for the Streamwood Sabres on Saturday at Millennium field was zero. Streamwood came into the first round regional match with Elgin not having won a single game all...
Santella, Wauconda Come through Again
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent When Wauconda needs a big goal it usually turns to Brian Santella. And goals don't get much bigger than the one Santella delivered four minutes into overtime Saturday to propel Wauconda past Sycamore...
SCN Sneaks in, Geneva Just Misses
Byline: John Lemon Daily Herald Sports Writer St. Charles North got an extra reason to dance Saturday, while Geneva had its heart broken for the second straight night. It was already homecoming for the North Stars, but the celebration became...
SCN Takes Final Spot DeSilva Leads North Stars to 5th Place
Byline: Kevin Johnson Daily Herald Correspondent By finishing one-two individually in the St. Charles East regional and winning the team championship over Lake Park, the Hoffman Estates boys cross country team continued its mission to pay homage...
Seeing the Sights in Vail and Colorado Springs
Byline: Madelyn Merwin Q. My husband and I are going to Colorado to see our daughter, who is on a one-year fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail. Neither one of us has been there before and we don't know if we will be able to go again....
Select Sears Stores Get New Look
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer Another round of Sears stores has undergone renovations to keep up with the company's new look. Westfield Shoppingtown Hawthorn in Vernon Hills and Golf Mill in Niles are included in the most recent...
Sequoits Sprint to State Playoff Berth
Byline: Joe Aguilar Daily Herald Sports Writer Del Pechauer cradled the football as snuggly as his running backs did Saturday. It was no ordinary ball. It was a game ball, one Antioch's coach claims he never brings out to practice. "I'll let...
Some Airport Lounges More Clublike Than Others
Byline: Gail Todd On a recent layover in Atlanta, I found out the true meaning of "the grass is always greener on the other side of the road." Or, in this case, the other side of the airport. I was flying on American Airlines and didn't have...
Some 'Perennial Annuals' Enjoy a Garden Comeback
Byline: Jan Riggenbach "Is that plant a perennial or an annual?" That's a frequent question. If I say it's an annual, I often hear a murmured comment like "Oh, that's too bad." And then the person who asked the question turns away. But...
Spartans Power Past Lisle
Byline: Brian Shields Daily Herald Correspondent Both the boys and girls winners of the Class A Lisle regional took their titles in unexpected ways Saturday. On the boys side, St. Francis, always a strong squad, won the first three places and...
St. Viator Rushes Past Payton for 4-0 Win
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent St. Viator continues to play down its postseason success after another relatively easy victory Saturday advanced the Lions into Tuesday's Class A sectional final. The top-seeded Lions (18-2-4)...
Superstition Sustained Mourning Tradition
Byline: Diana Dretske Halloween has become the second most popular holiday for Americans next to Christmas. The fact that the macabre sells should come as no surprise since our ancestors, the Victorians, were obsessed with death. The Victorians...
Tailor Gifts to Tastes and Culture of Receiver
Byline: Jane Lasky Business Travel Report I joined my friend Linda on a shopping trip that turned out to be quite the fishing expedition. She was looking for a gift to give her Korean counterpart during an upcoming visit to Seoul. We looked everywhere,...
The Best of Smitty Hee-Hee
Byline: Barry Rozner Some will say that we should remember nothing from the brief, but destructive Mike Smith era on the West Side of Chicago. On the contrary, the ex-Hawks GM provided much comic relief, and many terrible moments, and so for...
The Briefs
Hollywood insider to visit Harper John Gilmore, a writer, actor and director, will speak about his life, his writings and his relationships with a slew of Hollywood icons at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Drama Lab of the Harper College Liberal Arts Center,...