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 December 2, 2004

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All 3 Lindenhurst Trustees Plan to Run for Office Again This Spring
Byline: Sheila Ahern Daily Herald Staff Writer There's a good chance Lindenhurst won't have to order new trustee nameplates after the April election. Only the three incumbents - Carol Zerba, Tim Wayne and Fred Messmer - have taken out nomination...
All aboard for Annual Collector's Train Show
Byline: Paula Mavroudis Daily Herald Staff Writer Before Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles, and long before PlayStation 2, model trains ruled American children's playtime. You can revisit the era Saturday at the Lionel Collector's Club of America's...
All Dressed Up, but Few Acts to Show Renovated Genesee Theatre Looks Gorgeous, but Has Only Three Engaesments Booked
Byline: Pam DeFiglio Daily Herald Staff Writer One building stands out from the dusty, shuttered shops on Genesee Street in downtown Waukegan. Its vintage facade looks fresh-scrubbed, and a marquee, though done in too-bright colors, looks new....
Another Chance 'Huck Finn' Hutchinson Feels He Has Nothing to Lose
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Win or lose, quarterback Chad Hutchinson intends to enjoy himself Sunday in his first start for the Bears. "I've got nothing to lose," said Hutchinson, who becomes the Bears' fourth starting quarterback...
Anti-Reefer Madness Makes Drug War Victims Turn to Courts
Byline: Burt Constable Three decades before the current medicinal marijuana debate now before the U.S. Supreme Court, Illinois did the right thing. It passed a state law in 1978 making it legal for some sick people to seek medical relief by smoking...
Ballet School Performance Focuses on Message
Byline: P. S. Colbert Daily Herald Correspondent Ballet plus Christmas equals "The Nutcracker," right? Wake up and smell the 21st century. The Faubourg School of Ballet extends this season's greetings with "A Spirit Filled Christmas" at Elgin...
Barrington Library Shelves Referendum
Byline: Joseph Ryan Daily Herald Staff Writer The voters have spoken, and Barrington area library officials have listened. Following a failed bid to raise property taxes for a $28 million expansion, library officials will wait until 2006 to try...
Batavia Bridge Design Friendly to Pedestrians
Byline: John Johnston Daily Herald Correspondent After nearly a year of planning, the structural design for the new Wilson Street bridge in Batavia went on display to the public Wednesday. Construction to replace the existing bridge, which was built...
Blaze Rips through Home Rejected Fire District Tax Rate Hike Increases Response Time
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Fire never occurs at an opportune time. But when Connie Schnepf dialed 911 Wednesday morning to report smoke in her house, she had no idea the Deer Park fire station just two miles from her...
Brokaw Signs off, Humble as Ever
Byline: Ted Cox Daily Herald TV/Radio Columnist Tom Brokaw signed off as NBC's lead news anchor Wednesday, as ever doing his best to deflect attention elsewhere. Brokaw did his usual fine job reading the day's headlines and introducing the main...
'Careless' Cats Fall to Virginia
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer With four returning starters and a veteran transfer in Tim Doyle, Northwestern coach Bill Carmody shouldn't be using the adjective "careless" anymore. But after the Wildcats dropped their fourth...
Carpentersville Police Make 2 Arrests in Bust
Byline: Gene Haschak Daily Herald Staff Writer Two men were arrested Tuesday afternoon in separate drug busts in Carpentersville, police said Wednesday. An anonymous caller said around 3:15 p.m. that a man carrying heroin could be found in a...
Charity Begins at Home Communities Open Doors for Festive Housewalk Benefits
Byline: Abby Scalf Daily Herald Staff Writer Homes across Lake County will open to show off holiday decorations and raise money for charity. Holiday housewalks are planned today in Lake Zurich, Sunday in Grayslake and Dec. 9 in Libertyville where...
Chorus to Sing Songs of the Season
Byline: David Ferrara Daily Herald Correspondent Jay Kellner doesn't find directing hundreds of children in the Elgin Children's Chorus all that difficult. "We don't work on discipline," said Kellner, music director and co-founder of the group....
Conant, Palatine Aim to Join State Trophy Chase
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent After Stevenson finished first for the fourth straight time at last season's state girls gymnastics meet and Conant improved from fifth to second in one year, those schools became the early favorites...
Conant Tops C-G, Maintains 3rd Place
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent The Conant hockey team returned from the Thanksgiving holiday on a positive note at West Meadows Ice Arena. The Cougars built a 4-1 lead over Cary-Grove after one period before skating to a 4-2...
Condo Developers Assuage Residents Fears Condo Builders Say Property Values Would Increase in Round Lake Park
Byline: Jason King Daily Herald Staff Writer During a contentious and sometimes belligerent plan commission public hearing Wednesday, residents opposed to a condominium project in Round Lake Park peppered developers with questions. At issue is...
Crime Panel Investigates Des Plaines Connections
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer Questions about Des Plaines city dealings took center stage Wednesday night at a public hearing called by an independent crime fighting group. The Illinois State Crime Commission hearing on Des Plaines...
Decision Day for Lombard Theater Trustees Consider Fate of Historic Venue
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer If anyone is unsure of Lombard Village President William Mueller's opinion on the DuPage Theatre, he wants it known he favors restoration of the downtown building. "The theater has been on my...
Decking the Halls Tour of Homes Dressed for the Holidays Benefits PTO
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent The chance to tour elegant Barrington area homes, all decked out for the holidays, continues to spell big dividends for the Barrington High School Parent Teacher Organization and its After Prom...
Deng, Bulls Wear Down Bryant, Get a Home Win
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer When Kobe Bryant scored 9 consecutive points early in the fourth quarter, it looked as though the Bulls had no hope of beating the Lakers on Wednesday night. Down the stretch, though, Bulls rookie...
Desperately Seeking Renters Media Rooms, Fitness Centers Help to Entice New Customers
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Cooking lessons and media rooms that are like movie theaters are among the amenities being dangled by some suburban apartment complexes to lure more renters. With relatively low interest rates still...
Des Plaines to Brighten with the Season
Byline: Ames Boykin Des Plaines will dress up its downtown for the season Friday during its annual tree-lighting ceremony in Library Plaza outside the library, 1501 Ellinwood St. Other holiday activities are scheduled throughout the weekend....
Developer: Hotel Plans Keep Growing
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer Fox Lake planning board officials reviewed preliminary plans Wednesday for a proposed 105-room hotel and 20,000-square-foot indoor water park slated for construction on Route 12 on the shores of Pistakee...
Devils Open with a 144.3 Senior Moss, Freshman Holop Lead Way for Warren in Win over LF
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent It may be cold outside, but Warren's girls gymnastics team has warmed up to the task of putting together another good season. The Blue Devils opened their season by scoring a 144.3 in a victory...
Dist. 203 Grants, Skills Academy Paying Off
Byline: Kari Allen Daily Herald Staff Writer Sierra Salas is proof that an after-school study program is working for Naperville Unit District 203 students. Sierra, a fifth-grader at Mill Street Elementary School, says her grades and behavior...
District 204 Board Willing to Take Advice Board Members Say They Could Back a Third High School
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer Four years ago, a third high school wasn't even an option in Indian Prairie Unit District 204. School board members and administrators told a referendum committee at the time to consider other less-expensive...
Dove Love the Perfect Wing-Shooting Trip, South of the Border
Byline: Mike Jackson TAMAULIPAS, Mexico - I went through two boxes of shells. I was drenched with enough perspiration to float a boat. For years, I dreamed about this kind of wing shooting, and finally I had just finished my first spectacular...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Naperville boys in title game: A group of Naperville boys will experience the thrill of "Super Bowl Saturday" this weekend as they compete in the American Youth Football National Championships in Orlando, Fla. The All-American level of the Naperville...
Earning Their Wings Lake Park High School Brings Holiday Classic to the Stage
Byline: Kat Zeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake Park High School in Roselle is serving up a heartwarming drama for dinner this weekend. "It's a Wonderful Life," a journey to self-discovery peppered with guardian angels and holiday seasonings...
Editorials
Curbing runaway Medicaid growth How big is Medicaid in Illinois? It covers two of every three nursing home residents, one in every three children and one of seven adults. In 2003, Medicaid paid for 40 percent of the state's 180,000 births. In fiscal...
Elburn Dipping Its Toes in Pool Issue
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Since James Willey took public office in 1995 he's heard one constant refrain: "When will we have a community pool?" The Elburn village board plans to get its feet wet Monday on the issue by looking...
Elgin Club Fined after Shooting Anthony's Restaurant and Jazz Club Will Also Lose Liquor License for a Week
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer A downtown nightclub will have to pay a hefty fine and lose its liquor license for a week following a summer shooting outside the establishment. The Elgin Liquor Control Commission on Wednesday...
Elgin Residents Fell Cellular Phone Tower Sprint PCS to Look for Alternatives after Protests from Town's West Side
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer The giant cell phone tower planned for Elgin's west side is on hold indefinitely after outcry from residents living nearby. Elgin Mayor Ed Schock said Sprint PCS asked that its proposal be yanked...
Ex-Batavia Actor Explores World through Clowning
Byline: Sammi King He spends his life clowning around. And believe me, that's serious stuff. Former Batavian Paul Kalina's name is often found on the theater pages. His popular 500 Clowns shows have shaken the Chicago theater scene, giving audiences...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Hastert book signings set: U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will have book signings for "Speaker: Lessons from Forty Years in Coaching and Politics" this weekend in the Fox Valley area. The first will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday during the Oswego Christmas...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Elgin's take on traffic stops: Elgin Deputy Police Chief Robert Beeter will be the guest speaker tonight during the city human relations commission's quarterly forum. Beeter will talk about police department policies for traffic stops and interaction...
Fremd High Locked Down Police Respond to Report of Gun but Find Nothing
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer William Fremd High School in Palatine was locked down for almost 75 minutes Wednesday after police received a call reporting a gun inside the school, although one was never found. Cmdr. Alan Stoeckel...
Geneva Holiday Fun to Start This Weekend
Byline: Aubrey Triplett Daily Herald Correspondent Geneva is starting the holiday season this weekend with its annual Christmas Walk and House Tour. The Christmas Walk begins Friday night on the Third Street courthouse lawn. Sherri Weitl, associate...
Geneva Schools Tackle Boundary Puzzle Committee Weighs Options for Balancing District's Enrollment
Byline: Garrett Ordower Daily Herald Staff Writer The Geneva schools boundary committee looked at a district divided into 28 pieces Wednesday night, as it tried to solve the puzzle of the district's enrollment growing to the west and shrinking to...
Good Enough Conant Tips Palatine Key Early Meeting
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Three falls on bars, six on beam and one more on floor would add up to a disaster for most gymnastics teams. But Conant isn't most teams. In spite of some uncharacteristic mistakes, Conant scored...
Grayslake Park Officials Look to Save Jones Island
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer It'll cost about $17,000 to prevent Grayslake's Jones Island from disappearing. Lake County-based Lester's Material Service will install a new seawall for erosion control around Jones Island, which...
Greer's 29 Points Help DePaul Back on Track
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer With Saturday's embarrassing loss to Northern Illinois still painfully fresh in his mind, DePaul coach Dave Leitao was eager to see how his players responded Wednesday against Dayton. Leitao got...
Group Presents Holidays a Cappella
Byline: Paula Mavroudis Daily Herald Staff Writer Getting a little bored with the same old "jingle all the way" you hear at every holiday concert? The aging wintertime tune gets a makeover when singing group Chicago a cappella performs "Jingle...
Harper Union Urges Streamlined Talks Association Says Consolidated Negotiations with College Would Save Money
Byline: Michael Puente Daily Herald Staff Writer A new labor union at Harper College is crying foul over the college's refusal to allow it to consolidate contract talks for three groups it represents. The Harper College Adjunct Faculty Association...
He says/She Says
Byline: Joel Reese & Barbara Vitello Last words: The battle of the sexes ends ... in a draw HE SAYS: Our final column makes me sad, Barbara, but grateful for all of your wisdom. The end of an error: So this tragic day has finally come,...
Holidays a Time to Put Things in Perspective
Byline: Michael Puente Last week, I was sitting in my car at the intersection of Roselle and Algonquin Roads waiting for the stoplight to turn green. I was preparing to turn left onto Algonquin when I glanced at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery...
Honoring Those Who Suffer 150 People Gather at Wheaton Church to Mark World AIDS Day
Byline: Henry Stuttley and James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writers While Peter McLoyd gripped his shining candle in a dimly lit room, he wished that people suffering with AIDS would be healed. In honor of World AIDS Day, roughly 150 people gathered...
How to Avoid Being a Victim This Season
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Daily Herald Staff Writer December is crunch time for holiday shoppers, which means it's open season for criminals and other predators. A longtime female police officer and self-defense instructor on Wednesday urged women...
Hunters Reap Big Deer Harvest on Opening Weekend
Byline: Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer Illinois hunters harvested a preliminary total of 72,137 deer during the opening weekend of the firearm deer season, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The second portion...
Huskies Slip to 1-3 on the Year
Byline: Frank Rusnak Special to the Daily Herald DEKALB - Bradley guard Tony Bennett is a player who thrives off of emotion, and on Wednesday it got the best and worst of him. The best came later in a 76-74 overtime win over host Northern Illinois...
Illini Gush over Orange Krush
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - Freshmen Aaron Dubnow and Eric Benz wanted the best seats in the house for Illinois' 91-73 victory over top-ranked Wake Forest on Wednesday night. So they showed up outside Assembly...
It's Been Mostly Smooth Skating in Parks' First Year Police Report Incidents of Swearing, Fighting among Skaters Are Few
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer Perhaps the biggest problem with Naperville's Centennial Skate Park, Dawn Hsieh said, is that it closes for winter. That's bad news for the Naperville mom's 15-year-old twin sons, who live within...
It's Not Really 'Central Park,' but Group Is Calling It That
Byline: Matt Arado So, is there a "Central Park" in Mount Prospect? Not really. But members of a citizens group called Save Open Space Mount Prospect have used that name to refer to three village- owned vacant lots at the southeast corner of...
Join Village Leaders for Free Movie Saturday
Byline: Steve Zalusky Buffalo Grove Village President Elliott Hartstein and the village board would like to take you to the movies this weekend. The Buffalo Grove Theater is coordinating a new program, "Movie with the Mayor and the Board." ...
Just Not Enough Victories Willingham Takes Blame for Firing; Players Not Happy
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer The first rumble came Sunday, less than 24 hours after a humiliating loss to USC aired in prime time in front of a national- television audience. It grew louder that afternoon when Notre Dame coach...
Kids to Shop with a Cop Saturday
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta Daily Herald Staff Writer While many children spend all year planning their holiday wish lists, some grown-ups in Lombard spend all year working to make sure those wishes come true. Members of the Lombard Citizen's...
Knights Get First Victory
Byline: Brian Shields Daily Herald Correspondent Immaculate Conception forward Bryan Mulligan was still mulling over the memory of his last basketball game, one he called "probably one of the worst games of my life," when he took the court Wednesday...
Lake County Business Growth Signals Improving Economy
Byline: Scott Ray Daily Herald Staff Writer Business expansions in Lake County point toward an improved economy for next year. That was the consensus Wednesday of a panel of three financial and business development experts who discussed the county's...
Larkin Knocks off Chargers Zwingelberg's 14 Points Lead Royals to 6-1 Start, Their Best Ever under Silverman
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer Larkin's girls basketball team isn't exactly winning games in the prettiest of ways. But after Wednesday night's 34-25 nonconference victory at Dundee-Crown the Royals are 6-1, their best start ever...
Lecture to Look at Roots of 'Raisin'
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Leave it to a college. Rather than just staging the classic 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun," Oakton Community College will offer a pre-play discussion option prior to one of the showings this month....
Leo Herman Barkei
Leo Herman Barkei a lifelong resident of Naperville A memorial service for Mr. Leo Herman Barkei, 90, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, with the Rev. Thomas Babler officiating. A luncheon...
Lisle Organizations Help to Trim Trees Downtown
Byline: Michael Wamble Daily Herald Staff Writer Lisle civic group members just may be singing their own version of a classic carol. "O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, so many decorate you," they might sing. Volunteer tree trimmers put their own...
Lisle Trustees Want to See New Library Ideas
Byline: Michael Wamble Daily Herald Staff Writer A new library or more of the same? Lisle voters could either have a spring referendum that asks them to approve a tax increase to build a new library at about $12.7 million, or they could have...
Little Things Add Up to a Lot for Lexington
Lexington Health Care Center in Lake Zurich offers thanks to donors for their generosity during its recent Make A Difference Day drive. The many items collected will be distributed to the residents on each of the three floors of the facility. The...
Local Man's Debut on TV Valli Produce Co-Owner Gets Spot on 'Will & Grace'
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Paolo Presta, who has worked tirelessly to support his family's Northwest suburban grocery stores, is getting the chance to chase his own dream of acting thanks to the help of a woman named Oprah....
Lucas Returns Ahead of Schedule
Byline: Larry Randa Daily Herald Correspondent Jana Lucas wasn't supposed to be back on the basketball court for another week or two. But someone forgot to tell the injured Timothy Christian senior, who poured in 23 points and hauled down 9 rebounds...
Marching to the Rescue Parade to Close Winter Festival
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer It's a holiday story that would make the Grinch smile. When Bob Kutrovatz read in the newspaper late last year that Mount Prospect couldn't hold the 2004 Winter Festival Parade, he knew he had to do...
Memory of Son Brings Smiles Lake Park Graduate Killed in Truck Crash
Byline: Kat Zeman Daily Herald Staff Writer When Robert Norgaard called his mother from college, he told her something she will never forget. At first, the words seemed natural. She'd assumed her 19-year- old son was expressing gratitude for...
Mundelein-Area Junior High School Students Invited to Dance
Byline: Abby Scalf Daily Herald Staff Writer The Mundelein After School Coalition will host a community dance from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mundelein High School gym, 1350 Hawley St. The dance is open to any Mundelein-area junior high...
Naperville Considers Transfer Station
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville is exploring the possibility of creating a waste transfer station solely for use by the city's trash hauler and only for residential garbage. "It would create significant savings and the...
Naperville Firefighter Indicted on Official Misconduct Charge
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer A Naperville firefighter faced criminal charges Wednesday after authorities accused him of roughing up a woman in custody at the local police station. Timothy Hermsdorf responded to a...
Naperville's Hozhoni Adds New Level
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Hozhoni, the downtown Naperville shop that has offered authentic American Indian goods for nearly 10 years, is able to offer even more items now that it has added a second level. Owner Janet Smith seized the opportunity...
Nestler's Shooting Burns St. Charles North WW South Picks Up Nonconference Victory
Byline: Dave Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer St. Charles North did the smart thing by opening in a zone defense to contain Keilani Moeaki. But then Wheaton Warrenville South's Drew Nestler did her thing. The 5-foot-10 senior forward drilled...
No Humbugs Allowed Have a Merry Christmas Present at Dickens in Dundee Festival
Byline: Joanne Leis Daily Herald Correspondent Even Scrooge would find himself filled with Christmas spirit after visiting the myriad events at the Dickens in Dundee festival this weekend. Breakfast with Santa, a Christmas parade, a free holiday...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Three hurt in five-car crash: Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a five-car crash in Rolling Meadows. Around 5 p.m., the driver of a Saturn was westbound on Golf Road when his car struck a Mercury that was eastbound on Golf Road and...
Officials Tweak Plans for Southpoint Arlington Hts. Panel Recommends Mixing Residential Uses into Commercial Development
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer As Arlington Heights officials move forward with plans to redevelop portions of the Southpoint Shopping Center, condominiums and town houses may become part of the mix. The village's plan commission...
Panel Says Lawyer Did Not Overcharge
Byline: Henry Stuttley Daily Herald Staff Writer Oak Brook village attorney Ken Kubiesa's fees are not excessive, members of an ad hoc committee concluded. In September, several village trustees complained that Kubiesa's firm was charging the...
Path Supporters Oppose Plan for Parking Spaces
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Illinois Prairie Path board members don't want the views of trail users in Lombard to be sacrificed for pavement. The Wheaton-based, nonprofit trail advocacy group is fighting Lombard's and DuPage...
Patriots Skate to Championship in Inaugural Invite
Byline: Daily Herald reports It sounds like Stevenson's hockey team knocked the stuffing out of its opponents in its inaugural Thanksgiving Invitational. The Patriots won the championship with a 5-2 win over New Trier White. Along the way, they...
Plum Grove Students to Help Young Victims of Chernobyl Disaster
Byline: Nadia Malik Daily Herald Staff Writer The students at Plum Grove Junior High School weren't even alive when a nuclear reactor exploded in Chernobyl in April of 1986. Neither were the 12- to 14-year-olds they are attempting to help in...
Police Reports
Carpentersville - A man fled police during a traffic stop at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at Route 25 and Golfview Lane but was arrested a short time later, police said. Melvin Adams, 24, of 531 South Ave., Rockford, was charged with fleeing and eluding...
Prairie Ridge Gives Geneva the Test It Needs
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Correspondent If Zak Quiggle is correct about his wrestling team, Geneva will be in the right mood for tonight's dual at Batavia. After the Vikings and Prairie Ridge dispatched Johnsburg 68-11 and 60-18, respectively,...
Real Estate Office Chips in to Send Gifts for Soldiers
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Real estate agents at the Coldwell Banker office in Arlington Heights are preparing to send off some special gifts for troops in Iraq. The office's 164 agents and support staff donated enough nonperishable food to fill...
Reassessment Notices on Way to Maine Twp
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer Maine Township residents are getting their first look this week at the latest property reassessments. Cook County has mailed notices to about 35,000 Maine Township property owners, which will play...
Reporting on Casualties of War Must Be Done with Respect, Sensitivity
Byline: Jim Slusher November ends with a grim record, a tie for the deadliest month for American soldiers since the beginning of the war in Iraq. Illinois, as we reported early in the month, contributed unequally among states in the unpredictable...
Riding the Polar Express Train Is in Annual Conductor's Blood
Byline: Michael Wamble Daily Herald Staff Writer One December weekend every year since 1996, Lisle grandfather Jack Kelly has worn a pocket watch. The 21-jewel Hamilton watch came from his grandfather, a brakeman and freight operator for the...
Rockford Wants Metra Commuter Train Would Alleviate I-90 Congestion
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Rockford and Belvidere want Metra service to help fight growing traffic woes and appear willing to pay for it as the suburbs slowly and inevitably march toward the Rock River. The Northern Illinois...
Schaumburg Man Charged in Crash That Killed Friend Officials Say Marijuana Played a Role in Wreck
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer A motorist faced reckless homicide charges Wednesday for a fatal crash near Elmhurst that killed his friend. Ronald M. Hickey is accused of driving under the influence of drugs - marijuana...
School Recognizes Its Own at Dinner
Lake Forest Academy celebrated its annual Cornerstone Society Dinner Oct. 29. This evening event was designed to recognize those individuals who have made a significant financial contribution to the academy during the past year as well as to announce...
Sleepless Nights Could Be Ahead for Illini Opponents
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - One a.m. Wednesday morning passed them by. So did 2 a.m. Then 3 a.m. Roommates Dee Brown and Luther Head, caught up in the enormity of the task that awaited them later in the day,...
Special Group to Consider New Teardown Regulations Naperville Panel to Explore Restrictions on Size of Replacement Buildings
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Don't call it a task force. Naperville's plan commission is forming a consortium of vested interests to determine the future of tear-down construction regulations. Calling it a subcommittee rather...
State Farm Honors Osmond's Triumph over Grief
Byline: Sara Faiwell Daily Herald Staff Writer State Rep. JoAnn Osmond is one of five women nationwide to receive an award for being an inspiration after the death of a spouse. The first-ever State Farm Embrace Life Award was given to Osmond...
State's Attorney Promises Changes Bianchi Officially Sworn in in McHenry County
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer Pledging swift and sweeping changes, Louis Bianchi took the reins to the McHenry County state's attorney's office Wednesday, becoming the first new person to hold the position in more than a decade....
Steeple Run Teacher's 40 Years Are Celebrated
Byline: Kari Allen Daily Herald Staff Writer Alysann Benton has learned a little something that's helped her through 40 years of teaching. Don't focus on the negatives. "I tend to always forget anything bad," the Steeple Run Elementary School...
'Survivor' Thrives on Betrayal, While 'Apprentice' Sees Its Prospects Dim
Byline: Ted Cox Daily Herald TV/Radio Columnist It's getting down to the nitty-gritty - and I'm not referring to holiday shopping. No, today I'm writing about "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," the two top-rated reality shows on TV, both produced...
Synthetic Oil Usually Best Way to Go to Protect Your Motor
Byline: Harry Swieca Dear Harry: My boat has a 1996 Johnson Ocean Pro 175-HP outboard in which I use Pennzoil 100 percent synthetic oil. Is using synthetic oil good for the motor, or would a cheaper brand of oil be just as good? Gary Fink ...
Take Your Pick of Two Parties for Families
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, the countdown to Christmas is officially under way. As a way to join in on the holiday celebration, the Schaumburg Flyers and Schaumburg Marriott are each...
Teen Wrappers Set to Raise Money for Charity Again
Byline: Garrett Ordower Last year, five families had their wishes granted courtesy of Geneva High School students working together with TriCity Family Services. The high school's student council has long made a tradition of helping others at...
The Blotter
Des Plaines - Steven Ayala, 24, 1325 Briar Court, Des Plaines, and Sebastian Podsiadlo, 19, 1295 Campbell, Hoffman Estates, were arrested around 11:20 p.m. Nov. 27 after officers were called to a fight in the area of Briar Court and Ash Street....