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 February 10, 2004

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Age-Related Changes, Circumstances Can Lead to Malnourishment
Byline: Cecelia Sanders Did you know that one in four Americans age 65 or older - including people who are well-educated and financially comfortable - are believed to be malnourished? Malnutrition is defined as "a state in which, because of deficiencies,...
Always at the Ready 19-Year-Old Gets Head Start on Career in Law Enforcement
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Chris Covelli believes one should lead by example. And in person. The 19-year-old from Long Grove recently completed his fourth year as a member of the Lincolnshire Police Explorer post...
Architectural Firm to Explain Village's Future Space Needs
Byline: Scott Ray Daily Herald Staff Writer As the population of Lake in the Hills grows, village officials want to make sure they'll have enough space to keep residents safe, the roads clear and village employees happy. To help village officials...
Arlington Hts. Rejects Public Smoking Ban
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Arlington Heights will not be the third Chicago suburb to ban smoking in all public places including restaurants, bars and bowling alleys. By a 6-2 vote late Monday night, village trustees informally...
A Slow Go Jackson Students Learn of Efforts to Save Blandings Turtle
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Ashley Kordik never considered pairing the words cute and reptile. Not until last week, anyway. That's when the Villa Park sixth-grader was introduced to baby Blandings turtles during a special...
Atlanta Bread Company Has Closed in Rolling Meadows
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer A mere three years after its initial rising, Rolling Meadows' Atlanta Bread Company has shut its doors - for good. The corporation could not be reached for comment Monday. However, city officials...
Band Looks at Past for Naper Days' Return
Byline: Stephanie Penick Imagine a group of 14 musicians called the Naperville Light Guard Band, topped in antique conductor-style hats and dressed in black woolen uniforms with gold braid trim. Picture the musicians back in the late 1800s inside...
Basketball Coach Died Doing What He Loved Buffalo Grove Man Was Helping Kids When a Heart Attack Ended His Life
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer Death arrived much too early for Stan Goldman. But it also came while he was doing two things he loved: spending time with his son, Matthew, and teaching kids to play basketball. Goldman, 58,...
Best & Brightest
- North Central College in Naperville named the following students as President's List scholars for the 2003 winter term for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6. Bartlett: Michelle R. Raduha, daughter of David and Liane Raduha. Hanover Park:...
Best & Brightest
- Kevin Goss, son of Peter and Deborah Goss of Park Ridge, was recognized for scholastic achievement during Monmouth College's Spring 2003 Honors Convocation. Goss, a junior business major, was awarded the James T. and Ann McCrory scholarship. -...
Best & Brightest
- Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago announced the following local residents graduated during spring commencement ceremonies May 18. Hoffman Estates: Ankit Mehta, bachelor of science in chemical engineering. Schaumburg: Christopher...
BG Sectional Seeds Assigned
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer No major surprises came out of Monday night's seeding meeting for the Buffalo Grove Class AA boys basketball sectional. What figures to be interesting is how the IHSA sets up the pairings - which...
Bistro to Make Jump to Ireland Batavia Restaurant to Become O'Brien's Pub
Byline: Amanda Vinicky Daily Herald Correspondent An Irish pub will soon join Mexican and Italian restaurants on Batavia's River Street. Casey O'Brien, who spent two years managing the upscale restaurant Bistro America, said he bought the bistro...
Boil Order Effecting Restaurants
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer For the fifth day in a row, Aurora businesses and residents today are living under the specter of contaminated water. Officials believe they have traced the problem to a cracked reservoir, but it...
Boosting Offense among Topics at Midwinter Meetings
Byline: Tim Sassone You've got to love this. The safely retired Patrick Roy now believes goalie pads are too large. "I'm not going to have a lot of friends after what I'm going to say, but I think the goalies should go back to 10-inch pads,"...
Burlington C. Stops Hebron; Hampshire Next
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent Burlington Central had a relatively easy time in its postseason opener. Now things get just a bit tougher. The Rockets pulled away from scrappy Alden-Hebron in the second half Monday for a 50-22...
Casino Looking to Slash Its Property Tax Bill
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer Elgin leaders will fight an attempt by the Grand Victoria Casino to pay them considerably less in property taxes than they do now, officials said on Monday. If the casino gets its way, it could...
CAUSE Announces Plan to Fight Tax-Rate Hike Proposed by Dist. 26
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Fox River Grove Elementary District 3's committee pushing residents to support a 42-cent tax increase - Recruitment for Citizens for Retaining Quality Education - must be feeling fairly lucky these days when they glance over...
Charter School Fails in U-46
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer For the second time in less than a year, Elgin Area School District U-46 board members on Monday night rejected plans for a district charter school. As was the case before, financial uncertainty and...
Conant Maintains Pursuit of Trophy
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent A year ago, Conant's goal was to make it to state. The Cougars met that goal, qualifying to state and finishing fifth. This year they hoped to finish in the top three at state, but they've shown...
County Predicts Major Congestion in the Tri-Cities
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Kane County officials forecast major traffic congestion on Route 64 and Fabyan Parkway in the next 20 years. Widening Route 64 and Randall to six lanes and Fabyan to four lanes west of Randall...
CPA Finds Savings in Past Tax Returns
Byline: Kim Mikus Robert Swartz is often referred to as a treasure hunter. The certified public accountant is in the business of finding money that is owed to his clients. The Libertyville resident operates Business Ways, an accounting firm where...
Crawford Hopes He Can Stay with Bulls
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Jamal Crawford saved a phone message from a national magazine writer to prove that he never wished to be traded from the Bulls. A small article on Crawford appears in the current issue of ESPN Magazine....
Dieters Gain New Resource with Good Carbs
Byline: Kim Mikus Geneva has a new grocery store filled with products for shoppers with the low-carb lifestyle that's been gaining popularity and attention. Good Carbs at 1881 S. Randall Road, is filled with foods that are low in carbohydrates....
Dist. 220 Convinced It Needs More Space
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer Saying the district needs more flexibility in the space it has, the Barrington Community Unit District 220 school board began preliminary discussion Monday night on potential building expansions and...
Dist. 300 Divvies Up the Spoils
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writer Community Unit District 300 board members accustomed to working within a cash-strapped school district were presented with a change of pace at Monday night's board meeting. Rather than figuring...
District 26 Ready with the Ax If Tax Vote Fails
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer Another Cary Elementary District 26 school board meeting, another seven sour faces over cuts school board members feel they have no choice but to make if a 70-cent tax-rate increase fails March 16....
District 2 School Dilemma Assessed
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer Bensenville Elementary District 2 officials swallowed a large dose of reality Monday concerning the status of their dilapidating schools. Jim Stelter, the district's assistant superintendent for...
DuPage Airport Again in Top 100
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer The DuPage Airport is back among the 100 busiest airports in the nation. After losing the distinction in 2002, the airport's takeoffs and landings in 2003 put it at 86th in the country out of 485...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Downtown defibrillators: A push to place automated external defibrillators in all Naperville businesses is expected to gain steam Wednesday when officials from the city and Edward Hospital meet with members of the Downtown Naperville Alliance. Dr....
Eagles Return to the Top
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent After two seasons of playing just over .500 ball, the 2001 Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference champions are on top of the league again and hoping to qualify for the NCAA Division III postseason tournament....
Editorials
Justice should fit into waste debate It appears the DuPage County Board will, in fact, take action on a proposed waste transfer station near West Chicago before we land someone on Mars. After several delays, a vote is expected to be taken today....
Editorials
Closer to real cost; now who will pay? For more than two years now, Chicago aviation officials have insisted - all evidence to the contrary - that the expansion of O'Hare International Airport would cost $6.6 billion. We've said all along that...
Elburn Approves Sidewalk Study
Byline: Denise Perry Donavin Daily Herald Correspondent "One of Elburn's goals is to create a walkable community," said Village Administrator Dave Morrison at Monday's committee of the whole meeting. New sidewalks are a major part of ongoing...
Elite Pole Vaulters Visit Area; Ainsley Impresses in Two Meets
Byline: Bob Frisk If you want a close look at one of the most fascinating events in track and field, you'll get your chance on Saturday. Elite pole vaulting returns to the area on Valentine's Day. Some of the country's top male and female...
Falls Befall St. Charles
Byline: Kevin Johnson Daily Herald Correspondent Naperville Central won the Oswego Class AA sectional girls gymnastic meet Monday night, scoring 142.6 points to edge out Wheaton-Warrenville South (140.55) and the host school (139.2), to advance...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Machine sparks Batavia fire: A machine at a Batavia manufacturing company began smoking, which caused a nearby cardboard box to catch fire about 12:30 p.m. Monday. Three employees at Sealy Mattress Co., 1030 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, put out the...
Geneva Schools Consider Cuts to Sports Program
Byline: Garrett Ordower Daily Herald Staff Writer If Johnny or Julie didn't make it onto Geneva's A or B sports teams this year, they might not get the chance to play at all next year. Some of the $661,821 worth of planned cuts the school board...
Goalie Coach Waite to Work with Hawks
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer The Blackhawks apparently have found their new goalie coach as Stephane Waite was at practice Monday working with Craig Anderson, Steve Passmore and the rehabbing Jocelyn Thibault. Waite is the older...
Gymnastics Latest Victim of Dist. 87 Cuts
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer Gymnastics programs and a wide range of other non-academic activities in Glenbard High School District 87 are off the radar next year courtesy of the latest round of budget cuts in the district....
Hainesville Hires Its First Full-Time Employee
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer It took 157 years for the oldest village in Lake County to have its first full-time village employee. After about a year of hands-on labor that included pumping water from an overflowing detention...
'Hate Mail' Drought Suggests Bush's Reign May Be Over
Byline: Burt Constable It's a long way to November and he's got $140 million to spend on patriotic campaign ads, but George Bush's re-election plans are in trouble. Polls show Bush's approval rating plunging below 50 percent, critics attack him...
Heart Tests Coming to Students Condell to Offer Screenings to Athletes
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Condell Medical Center is launching a program to screen athletes at every Lake County high school and college for heart problems in the next three years. The program - the first of its kind...
High-Tech Classroom Fremd Students Help Motorola Test Merchandise
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer It is not everyday that students at William Fremd High School in Palatine are asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement when it comes to their schoolwork. However, that is exactly what students in Matt...
Hockey Game Pits Teams against Cancer
Byline: Joshua Welge Daily Herald Staff Writer Brian Kenney is going on two years free of cancer. The memory of his return to hockey hasn't left Naperville Central coach Neil Goodfellow. "Chills went down my spine," he says. "As I think about...
Honored for Service Mount Prospect Police Officer Named Top Cop
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer Jack Brogan believes that being a police officer in Mount Prospect provides him with the best of all worlds. On the one hand, Mount Prospect is big enough that each day presents a new and unique challenge,...
IEPA Urges People to Stay off Gilberts Land Up to 5 Acres of Kedzie Property Found to Be Contaminated with Lead
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer State environmental officials are urging people to keep off a lead-contaminated site in Gilberts so the property's potential harm to the community can be accurately assessed. Cleanup isn't likely to...
Illini Know Battle-Tested MSU Will Be Ready
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - Illinois sophomore guard Dee Brown knows the nonconference schedule Michigan State played and how it turned out. Visits to Kansas, Syracuse and UCLA. Neutral-court matchups with...
Irish Pull a Surprise Thomas' 31 Spark Upset of No. 5 UConn
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. -With 2:25 left in Monday night's game, Connecticut center Emeka Okafor and Notre Dame guard Chris Thomas brushed shoulders, each man giving the other a gentle pat as if to say,...
It's March Madness on Wheels Illinois to Host First High School Wheelchair Basketball Tourney
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer They're mixing it up under the boards when one of the Junior Wheelchair Bulls, still fighting for the ball, falls forward in his chair and hits the floor, hands first and face down. Whistles blow....
John Anthony Harrington
John Anthony Harrington of St. Charles Funeral Mass for John Anthony "Jack" Harrington, 64, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Patrick Church, 408 Cedar St., St. Charles, with Fr. David C. Finn celebrant. Born Aug. 15, 1939, in Chicago, the...
Jones' 'Home' Just Might Be Too Sweet
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic "Feels Like Home" Norah Jones out of four How polite is Norah Jones? Norah Jones is so polite that when she presented the best new artist award at the Grammys Sunday, she made no mention that...
Kaneland Board Introduces New Personalities
Byline: John Johnston Daily Herald Correspondent The Kaneland school board added a little identity to its elementary schools Monday night when it introduced two new principals and the short list of new names for three elementary buildings. Rebecca...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Absentee voting begins: In-person absentee voting for the March 16 general primary election is available at the Lake County clerk's office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan. Voting will be available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30...
Lake Zurich Residents Speak out against Downtown Building Plan
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Dozens of Lake Zurich residents still unhappy with the village's downtown redevelopment plans packed village hall Monday night to share their concerns. Master plans for revitalization and...
Lisle School Referendum Group Prepares for Election Day Push
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer A newly formed resident group says its will take a low-key approach to pushing a spring tax rate increase for Lisle Unit District 202. Voters on March 16 will be asked to pay an extra 45 cents per...
Lower Profile Might Be Best for Paxson
Byline: Mike Imrem When John Paxson's face and voice became the face and voice of the Bulls, little did we realize how visible and vocal he would be. Wake up in the morning and talk radio is playing a tape of what Paxson said yesterday. Go out...
Naperville's Mix Master Local Pharmacist Honored for Work in Compounding
Byline: David Sharos Daily Herald Correspondent Franchise pharmacies seem to be the rage these days, offering folks a chance to fill prescriptions while purchasing anything from portable barbecue grills to souvenir T-shirts. Martin Avenue Pharmacy...
Neighbors in the News
- Sarah Renee Sommer, a Batavia High School senior and member of the National Honor Society, has been nominated to compete for a National Honor Society scholarship. Two hundred National Honor Society winners will be chosen this spring for the $1,000...
New Village Manager Named in Palatine
Byline: Shruti Date Singh Daily Herald Staff Writer The Palatine village council Monday night appointed Reid Ottesen village manager to succeed Michael Cassady, who recently stepped down to start a private consulting firm. Palatine Mayor Rita...
Nightmare or Nothing Will County State's Attorney Gets License Renewed but Affect on Cases Unsure
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer Questions remain about whether Will County State's Attorney Jeff Tomczak's temporary ineligibility to practice law will be a case of momentary embarrassment or have more serious consequences - either...
No Fee Rides in Wheaton, Not Even for Close Friends
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Wheaton leaders say the cash-strapped city can't afford to be nice when it comes to waiving permit fees. Citing Wheaton's budget problems, city council members Monday night decided they won't waive...
North Stars Get No. 4 Sectional Seed
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick Daily Herald Sports Writer St. Charles North came away from Monday's Class AA Elgin sectional seeding meeting with the No. 4 seed. Earning a top-four seed means the North Stars (13-9) will likely open the playoffs at...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Wheeling buys more space: Wheeling trustees Monday agreed to buy a 20,000-square-foot office/warehouse building at 177-233 W. Hintz Road for about $2.8 million. Barring any environmental problems with the site, the village will use the building...
No Surprises in Top 4 Seeds for Elgin Sectional
Byline: Travis Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer When the 17 coaches met to determine the seeds for the Class AA Elgin sectional Monday night, there was little question about the seeding order. As expected, Prairie Ridge (20-2), Crystal Lake...
Number of Arrests Falls in Warrenville
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer The number of criminal arrests in Warrenville decreased last year to a four-year low. Police Chief Robert LaDeur pointed to drug-related offenses that usually occur during traffic stops as one area...
'NYPD Blue' Refuses to Face the End of the Line
Byline: Ted Cox There's a reason police officers have an earlier retirement age than most professionals. It's a stressful job that can wear on a person. Cops are prone to burnout in an occupation that demands a fresh and heady approach to each day...
Olympic Berth at Stake in U.S.-Mexico Showdown
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer There is little need to create hype for tonight's U.S.-Mexico soccer game. "I don't know how to compare it to something in American sports, maybe Yankees-Red Sox," U.S. forward Landon Donovan said....
Park District Could Still Jump into Grayslake Pool
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Grayslake Park District was dumped last year as operator of the village-owned municipal pool, but an offer is on the table for it to resume a role at the facility. The new operator of Esper Peterson...
Police Reports
Algonquin - A 17-year-old Algonquin man was charged Saturday with leaving the scene of an accident with injury after an accident Friday on the 100 block of Hanson Road, police said. Louis Cruz, of 145 Arquilla Drive, turned himself in and was charged...
Redhawks Return to State
Byline: Ken Tillotson Daily Herald Correspondent While it wasn't the type of performance Naperville Central envisioned for Monday night's Oswego sectional, it was more than enough to get the job done given the circumstances. With the other teams...
Renowned Singer to Kick off Gospel Music Salute
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent For 20 years, the College of Lake County has celebrated gospel music in a big way. This year's salute promises to be better than ever with a special performance by Grammy winner Richard Smallwood...
Requiring Sprinklers Draws Some Fire in Carpentersville
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer A real estate agent, a builder, two village trustees and the fire chief's dad joined Carpentersville Fire Chief John Schuldt in an open forum Monday night on the village's proposed residential sprinkler...
Rescue Squad Stays on Cutting Edge of Technology
Byline: Pete Nenni When it comes to raising the bar on proactive heart-saving techniques, Lake Villa Rescue Squad is probably one of the best local examples. Not only has the agency been aggressive in ensuring automated external defibrillators...
Roland John Ehorn
Roland John Ehorn formerly of Elgin Funeral services for Roland John Ehorn, of Hot Springs, Ark. for 14 years, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home, Hot Springs, Ark. The Rev. Dr. Larry Williams will officiate. Born Jan....
Round Lake Beach Going to the State Well for Water Tower Money
Byline: Jason King Daily Herald Staff Writer Round Lake Beach officials hope to borrow more than half of the cost of a new water tower from the state through a low interest loan program. On Monday night, the village board approved an application...
Salt Supplies Low in DuPage Towns Asking Naperville, County for Supplies to Be on the Safe Side
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Frequent flurries have depleted salt supplies faster than normal, leaving some smaller towns asking for a neighborly handout. Both Naperville and DuPage County officials have been approached by three...
Services Today for Palatine Sports Pioneer Bailey
Funeral services will be held today for Claude Bailey, the first baseball coach and driver's education teacher in Palatine High School history. Bailey, 86, died Saturday. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185...
Shakeup at Top If Struggling Blues Miss Playoffs?
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Wouldn't it be something if the St. Louis Blues, with their $61 million payroll, missed the playoffs? Should it happen, it might cost coach Joel Quenneville and general manager Larry Pleau their...
Shopping Center, Villages Must Approve Traffic Signal
Q. I would like an update on whether the villages of Glendale Heights and Bloomingdale are going to put a stoplight in near the Jewel-Osco at the corner of Bloomingdale and Army Trail roads. About two years ago, you wrote that they might install a...
SIU Finds Itself 23rd in Nation
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Recognition is hard to come by for most midmajor college basketball programs, but Monday the Southern Illinois Salukis got recognition on a national scale. In this week's Associated Press Top 25...
Skate Teams to Compete in Milan
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Milan, Italy, is the destination for two teams of competitive figure skaters based in Rolling Meadows, who leave today to represent Team USA in a select tournament called the Spring Cup International. Both the junior and...
St. Alexius Reveals $20 Million Expansion Plan
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Daily Herald Staff Writer St. Alexius Medical Center's twin towers will soon become triplets. And, possibly, quadruplets. Officials representing the hospital on Monday presented a courtesy review of a plan to add...
St. Charles Road in Store for Change in Coming Months
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer The look of St. Charles Road in Lombard could change as early as this summer. Some projects - including two condominium buildings and a new Walgreens - are moving forward this spring with and...
Stevenson Sends Seniors off with a 'W'
Byline: Irv Solomon Daily Herald Correspondent Stevenson's girls basketball team used their last home game of the season as a tune-up for the playoffs with a 49-21 drubbing of Antioch in a North Suburban Conference Lake Division contest Monday night....
Strokes of Genius Rembrandt Exhibit Traces the Celebrated Storyteller's Contributions to Printmaking, Painting and Art History
Byline: Lisa Friedman Miner Daily Herald Staff Writer The current best seller's list touts two works of fiction -"The Da Vinci Code" and "The Lady and the Unicorn" - that deal, at least in part, with artists and their creations. Artistic greats...
Survey Looks at Smoking, Drinking among Teens
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer If teens are sometimes influenced by their peers, a group of Naperville school and community leaders wants to emphasize a few statistics. The majority of students surveyed at four Naperville-area...
Taking a Walk in His Boots Hoffman Estates Postman Gives an Inside Look at Wintry Job
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Daily Herald Staff Writer Through rain, sleet, wind and snow, the postman always delivers. And these days, the snow just keeps adding up. So we decided to cozy up to one of our area postmen to ask him what it's like...
'The Bambino' Not a Curse to Lindenhurst
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer Villages often dispose of or auction off property, but it's typically along the lines of squad cars and trucks. It's not often an unclaimed 1933 Babe Ruth baseball card, encased in plastic with a red...
The Blotter
Des Plaines - Thieves stole a white 1995 Ford F250 12-seat truck/bus Wednesday or Thursday belonging to Plote company and parked in a construction site at 254 Old Higgins Road, police said. The Illinois license plate number was 133235D, reports...
The Blotter
Deer Park - Danny J. Dulian, 19, 995 Sandlewood Court, Lake Zurich, and Clifton E. Pruett, 20, 347 Sanctuary Court, Hainesville, were arrested Jan. 29 and charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor after an officer stopped their car for a traffic...
The Briefs
Join in Easter Seals telethon Saturday The 22nd annual Easter Seals Jayne Shover Telethon will have the theme "Loving and Giving from the Heart" from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The telethon will be broadcast on Comcast from Elgin Community College...
The Briefs
Automotive boot camp to start on Feb. 25 Have you ever wished you knew how to change a flat tire or check your engine oil? Would you like to know what it means to replace a brake rotor or perform a wheel alignment? If so, Automotive Boot Camp for...
The Briefs
Send your sweetie a musical message The Youth Service Bureau is raising funds for kids in McHenry County with a new fund-raiser, "Have a Heart for Kids." YSB staff and volunteers are selling singing telephone valentines for $5 to $15, with proceeds...
The Past Still Lives Elgin Resident Tells Central Students about Great Depression
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writer Marge Wallace has seen a lot in 94 years. From finally getting a home of her own to watching her four kids grow up, the Elgin resident knows the meaning of change. But it was one change in particular...
Thibault Counting the Days for His Return from Hip Injury
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Having Jocelyn Thibault back on the ice at practice Monday was a welcome sight for the Blackhawks even if the veteran goalie won't return to the lineup for possibly another three weeks. Thibault,...
Top Prep Stars on Display March 24 at United Center
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Bulls fans can do their own draft preparation at the EA Sports Roundball Classic, a high school all-star game March 24 at the United Center. The rosters have been announced and include at least four...
Twins Keep Beanie Baby Craze Going
Byline: Kim Mikus Identical twins Jake and Jordan Sadoff admit they fought more than most siblings when they were young. "It was way worse," Jake said with a laugh about growing up with his brother. Those who knew the boys would never imagine...
Village Unveils Summer Programs
Byline: Scott Ray Daily Herald Staff Writer Soon the snow will melt and the sun will be shining. And when it does, the Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department plans to have more than a dozen new summer programs for its residents. ...
Vote on Fox Lake Hotel-Water Park Plan Tonight
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer Fox Lake village board members will decide tonight whether a special taxing district will be created for 21 undeveloped acres on Route 12 - a move deemed vital for the proposed construction of a hotel...