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 November 9, 2004

Accused Driver Has Arrests in His Past Man Charged with Leaving Accident That Killed Woman in Glendale Heights
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer The man accused of fleeing a car crash that killed a pedestrian in Glendale Heights Saturday has been in trouble with police previously over drunken driving allegations, authorities said. Janusz W....
Aggressive Nocioni Not Slowed by Injury
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Bulls forward Andres Nocioni participated in Monday's practice and didn't seem to be slowed by a bruised back suffered Saturday at Indiana. In the fourth quarter, Nocioni caught the ball under the...
Aldermen Take Second Look at Home Demolition
Byline: Garrett Ordower Daily Herald Staff Writer Geneva aldermen next week will reconsider their recent decision to leave a century-old home standing, at the urging of Mayor Kevin Burns and city officials. The city's Historic Preservation Commission...
Amid the Sorrow of Loss, Widower Gains a Plethora of Help
Byline: Burt Constable His thin frame hunched over the kitchen table where he sits, Ron Bauer raises a tissue and dabs at the drool dripping from his bottom lip. "So, you envision this as a human interest story?" the 74-year- old Prospect Heights...
Arlington Hts. Hesitant about Developer Idea
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Arlington Heights leaders told developers from Norwood Builders that a lot more information is needed before they'd consider extending a special tax district in downtown or creating a new one. ...
Batavia Athlete Is Rowing His Way to Victory
Byline: Sammi King When Richard Montgomery went to England to see his brother, Ryan, run in the British Nationals, he had no idea that an accident would change his life. "I went out for a run and five miles into it, I heard car tires screech,"...
Batavia Seeks Sweeping Sewer Study Officials Tired of Patching Things Up, Want to Make Sure System Will Hold Up as Population Grows
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Over the past few years, Batavia officials have inspected water pumps on the east side, replaced about a hundred manhole lids and conducted a study of the city's storm sewer and sanitary sewer. ...
Best and Brightest
- Francesco (Frank) S. Demonte, son of Maria De Cicco Demonte and Joseph Demonte of Des Plaines, accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and was inducted Sept. 8 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. NSCS...
Best & Brightest
- Harry Epstein of Buffalo Grove was among 50 new students accepted into Roosevelt Scholars Program for the 2004-2005 academic year. An undergraduate program for academic achievers, the average ACT score among those named is 27. Acceptance is also...
Brenly, Cubs 'Very Close' on Agreement
Byline: Barry Rozner The Cubs appear to have their man. In a brilliant public-relations move after so many months of p.r. disasters, the Cubs are "very close" to landing Bob Brenly as their color analyst for the next four years, according to...
Bright Future Larkin's Schneider Takes Next Step in Golf Career
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent Jessica Schneider is one step closer to her dream of becoming a women's professional golfer. Schneider, a former standout at Larkin and at DePauw University, recently participated in the LPGA Futures...
Bulls Will Try Again with Complement of Players Curry, Davis Return from Suspension to Face 'Small' Suns
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer After serving a two-game suspension, Bulls center Eddy Curry has a plan for his season debut tonight against the undefeated Phoenix Suns, the league's highest-scoring squad. "Coach really stressed...
City Reluctant to Change Aurora Avenue Zoning
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Some things are fine the way they are. Naperville's city council seems apt to leave a section of Aurora Avenue alone for the time being, despite plans to change zoning for about six parcels that...
COD Offers to Help Ease Dist. 204 Crowding Juniors Being Polled about Interest in Taking Advanced Courses
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer An expansion at College of DuPage's Naperville campus could be a partial solution to Indian Prairie Unit District 204's impending high school space crunch, administrators say. District 204 Superintendent...
Common Knowledge Can Bring City Together
Byline: Stephanie Penick For going on six years, this column has been devoted to our local culture - our good-natured, can-do spirit of giving and banding together to build a better community through volunteerism and private-public partnerships...
Condo Plan Chosen for Library Site
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer A design that included a tribute to the architecture of the old Des Plaines Public Library won the bidding war for the property Monday night. City council members during a special meeting voted 6-1...
County Plans More Flu Shot Clinics
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer The Lake County Health Department will conduct several flu clinics, possibly next month, officials said Monday. Due to a national flu vaccine shortage, health officials expect to get only...
DeKalb Wins New Target Center
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer Target Corp. Monday said it plans to build a regional distribution center in DeKalb - its first in Illinois - and employ up to 1,000 workers thanks to a $9.6 million incentive package from the...
Dist. 220 Weighs Asking Voters for Tax Hike in April
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer Board members in Barrington Area Unit District 220 Monday said several questions need answering before they can make a decision on whether to again ask voters for more money in the spring. On the...
Dist. 57 Working on Decision for Deficit Board Reviewing Options to Keep Schools Afloat, All of Which Bleed Reserves
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer The task in front of Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 officials now is to choose the bad over the worse. School board members are evaluating three spending options designed to allow District 57...
Dist. 87 Seeking Parents' Input before Referendum
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 11-10-2004: To correct a story in some Tuesday editions, a Glenbard High School District 87 public forum to discuss a possible upcoming referendum is scheduled for 6:30 p.m....
District 214 Likely to See Same Faces Next Election
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer She already has picked up an election packet, but Lenore Bragaw said she'll hold off on soliciting campaign signatures until after the buzz of last week's election has worn off. Nonetheless, her Northwest...
DUI a Harder Case to Make as New Defenses Crop Up, Authorities Scramble to Adapt
Byline: Dave Orrick Daily Herald Staff Writer After midnight at Boogie Nights in Schaumburg, Kevin Hansen picked up the pace of what had been less than a beer an hour. According to prosecutors and Hansen's defense attorneys, the 42- year-old...
DuPage Airport Fuel Sales Push Budget into the Black
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Rising fuel sales and increasing traffic have combined to put the DuPage Airport Authority in the black for the first time since 1991. The airport board Monday updated its $27.6 million spending...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Record jury award upheld: A $54 million award for a Carol Stream family, an award believed to be the largest railroad crossing verdict in Illinois, has been upheld by a state appellate court. Fidel Velarde, 76, his wife, Francisca, 75, and their...
Editorials
For fall veto session, keep things simple State legislators' fall veto session is under way in Springfield, which makes this a potentially risky time for residents across the state. Convened each November, the veto session - as the name implies...
Elvera M. Anderson
Elvera M. Anderson Funeral services for Mrs. Elvera M. Anderson, 97, a resident of The Holmstad Retirement Community in Batavia, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. Burial will follow in Wheaton Cemetery,...
Ex-Official's Conviction Upheld, Pension Restored
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Former Ela Township Supervisor Robert Grever lost one fight, but won another before the Illinois Appellate Court. In separate decisions Thursday, justices upheld Grever's two- year-old official...
Finances Improve, and So May Elgin's Quality of Life
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer Suggesting the city's financial situation is starting to look better, Elgin's proposed 2005 budget allows several new initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life for residents. They include:...
First Wave A Nightmarish Youth Ends in American Dream
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer Maria Winkowska can barely make out the words as she flips through the yellowed pages of her decades-old diary. It doesn't matter. She knows exactly what is written there in brown, fading ink....
Focusing on the Finish with Personal Milestones at Stake, Dom Demma Thinks about His Team
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent All eyes will be on quarterback Dom Demma on Saturday when Elmhurst plays its season finale against Carthage, but as he always does, Demma will be thinking about the team. When he takes the field...
Former Employees Sue Abbott, Hospira Three Suing to Seek Class-Action Status for 9,000
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer Three former employees of Abbott Laboratories who say they were denied retirement benefits as part of a corporate spin-off filed suit Monday against their former Lake County-based employer and...
For NU, This Is Big
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer Northwestern defensive end Barry Cofield decided to chuck the list of cliches most college football players rehearse each week. Cofield knows there's nothing routine about Michigan, the team...
Forum to Explore History of Middle East Conflict
Byline: Patrick Garmoe With President George W. Bush re-elected, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat either deathly ill or possibly dead by the time you read this, the Arab-Israeli conflict remains in the news. So what better time to dig a little...
Fox Lake Firms Say They Didn't Hire Web Designer
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer Some Fox Lake business owners are upset after allegedly being "crammed" by Web site companies they say they never hired to create an Internet home page. Karen Jakstas, owner of the Mineola Hotel and...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Lottery scam warning: The Kane County sheriff's office is investigating an attempted lottery scam and warns residents not to send money in regards to contests or lotteries. A resident received a letter claiming he won $250,000 from an Australian...
Friends Mourn Crash Victim Benedictine Sophomore Liked to Help Others
Byline: Kari Allen Daily Herald Staff Writer Friends and family members say a job in nursing would have been a perfect fit for Cynthia Cebrzynski. The Benedictine University sophomore was a people person who always wanted to help others. She...
Grayslake School Board Sees Good Things in Audit
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Grayslake Elementary District 46 school board on Monday tried balancing what appears to be a failed ballot question with a good audit report. As the unofficial vote total now stands, the district...
Hall Ceremony Special Nonetheless
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer The show must go on. Even with the NHL in the midst of a lockout, defensemen Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, Larry Murphy and executive Cliff Fletcher were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday...
Helping Others Right to the End Friends, Family Inspired by Glen Ellyn Teacher's Fight against Cancer
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Glen Crest Middle School Spanish teacher Carol Wargin dedicated her life to benefiting others. So after she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer two years ago, the Glen Ellyn woman chose...
Hoffman Officials Tout Plans for Arena
Byline: Fernando Diaz Daily Herald Staff Writer Hoffman Estates' mayor, a real estate developer, and Sears, Roebuck and Co. presented their plan Monday for the 11,000-seat indoor entertainment arena they hope would be a catalyst for development...
Huntley Trustees OK Interchange Study
Byline: Lisa Balde Daily Herald Staff Writer Sometimes, if a village wants to move forward on a major project, it needs to take a step back to survey the details. In the case of a full interchange at Interstate 90 and Route 47, it's going to...
Island Lake Mayor Is Not Seeking Re-Election Amrich Has Led the Village for Almost 20 Years; Trustee Announces Bid for Position
Byline: Sara Faiwell Daily Herald Staff Writer One of the longest-serving mayors in Lake and McHenry counties won't seek re-election in April. After leading Island Lake for nearly 20 years, Mayor Charles Amrich said Monday it is time to "move...
Joseph J. Jachimiec
Joseph J. Jachimiec A Mass for Joseph J. Jachimiec, 66, of Chippewa Falls, Wis. for 25 years, will be held at noon Wednesday, at St. Charles Church, Chippewa Falls. The Rev. William Felix will be the celebrant. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery,...
Just like Mom Used to Make Culver's Family Does 'Right Thing' When Preparing Food for Guests
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Correspondent Craig Culver will tell you he runs a family business. He'll say his up-and-coming restaurant empire is all about the people. The Culver's Frozen Custard and Butterburgers motto, in fact,...
Klemm Returns to Chicago Area for Three Exhibition Contests
Byline: Bob Frisk Mark Klemm (Warren) is coming home. Basketball fans who remember Klemm when he was starring for coach Chuck Ramsey at Warren High School now have the chance to get a rare view of him as a college player. It's not easy to...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Preservation forum: MainStreet Libertyville will hold its second information session on historic preservation at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. Catherine Czerniak, director of community development for the city...
Lineman News: Gandy Cut, Colombo Activated
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Bears offensive tackle Marc Colombo, who hasn't played for nearly two years, was activated from the physically unable to perform list Monday. The Bears also waived Mike Gandy, who started five games...
Marine Finally Home after Quintuplets' Births Wounded Sergeant Back in Oswego with Wife, Four Surviving Newborns
Byline: Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer It was a bittersweet homecoming for Sgt. Josh Horton. The injured U.S. Marine whose wife gave birth to quintuplets last month returned home last week to mourn the death of one of the newborns he had...
Mertel, Buchen Earn Positions on United States Karate Team
Byline: Bob Frisk There's more than one way to get to Monterey. You can call a travel agency. You can go to the Internet and do your own planning. There's also the route that requires extreme dedication and discipline. Brian Mertel of...
More Des Plaines Work Tied to Felon Company in Question Involved in at Least $200,000 of Redevelopment Work
Byline: Rob Olmstead Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 11-10-2004: To clarify information in an article in some editions Tuesday, Prime Site Inc. had a contract with the city of Des Plaines to redevelop the Higgins/Mannheim area,...
Mundelein High May Strengthen Control of Funds
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Five recommendations are being made on how to provide tighter controls over student activity fund spending at Mundelein High School District 120. Mundelein business manager Nikita Johnson, at a finance...
Naperville Mom Vying for Riches on Reality TV
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Look closely at the faces of the people walking high wires, skydiving and making impromptu million-dollar decisions in Fox's newest reality show: One of them could be your neighbor. Naperville...
Naperville Official Vying for City Manager in Evanston
Byline: Ed Welsch Daily Herald Correspondent Just about the only person not talking about Julia Carroll possibly leaving Naperville for the city manager's post in Evanston is Carroll. Carroll, Naperville's top deputy under City Manager Peter...
N. Aurora OKs Variance Allowing Smaller Side-Lot
Byline: John Johnston Daily Herald Correspondent The North Aurora village board agreed to a variance that will allow neighbors to be closer by about a foot and a half. The variance, which would be the second in more than 10 years, allows 487...
Neighbors in the News
- Andrew Parrotte of Winfield was honored for outstanding achievement in Multimedia and TV Production at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison. He is a second-year student in multimedia and a senior at Wheaton North High School. He accepted the...
Neighbors in the News
- The Waukegan Park District announced the winners of its NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition Sept. 25 at Belvidere Park. Children ages 8 to 15 competed for a chance to play at Soldier Field in the sectional competition sponsored by the National Football...
New English Program Proposed in St. Charles
Byline: Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer Freshmen entering St. Charles East and North high schools next fall would study speech and learn other language arts concepts right away under a proposal presented to the school board Monday. The improved...
New Lake in the Hills Fees May Make Homes a Lot Costlier
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer It soon could cost you about another $15,000 to buy a new home in Lake in the Hills. Village officials will discuss a proposal at 7:30 p.m. today to impose a transition fee and raise the water...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Jazz concert tonight: The Barrington High school fine arts department will present a fall jazz band concert at 7:30 tonight in the school's Richard C. Johnson Auditorium, 616 W. Main St. The concert will feature the Jazz Ensemble Jazz Band, the...
'No Way to Live' A Daughter in the Suburbs Makes More in a Week Than Her Mother in Poland Gets in a Month Running a Farm While Caring for Her Three Sons and Elderly Mother
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer LEG TARNOWSKI, Poland - Mateusz Pis wakes up at 4:30 a.m., about an hour before the sun rises over his family's farm. He dresses in a button-down shirt and faded jeans, the trendy ones that make...
Panel Tells Auditor No Committee Wary of Letting Official Pore over Payroll Files
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer An investigation into complaints of payroll discrepancies among McHenry County workers was blocked Monday by a county board committee unwilling to give an auditor open access to personnel files....
Parks Director Gets Her Feet Wet Naperville District Welcomes New Leader
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer Barbara Heller had plenty to think about Monday as she began work as Naperville Park District's executive director. But it wasn't necessarily about restoring the district's credibility or regaining...
Poapst Willing to Sacrifice for 'The Greater Good'
Byline: Tim Sassone There were bold statements made following last Tuesday's NHL Players Association meeting in Toronto. One of the boldest came from St. Louis Blues defenseman Chris Pronger, who said he was prepared to wait two years for the owners...
Police Reports
Carpentersville - A Carpentersville man in his mid 20s driving a pickup truck on Austin Avenue near Tulsa Avenue was shot in the middle of his back at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said at least four shots were fired at the lone person in the truck from...
Police Reports
Batavia - The driver's side of a black 1998 Ford Contour was hit by an unknown vehicle between 10 a.m. and noon Monday on the 300 block of Elm Street west of Route 31. Geneva - Someone caused $25 damage to a flower pot on the 300 block of...
Robert B. Piper
Robert B. Piper of Naperville since 1970 A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert B. Piper, 78, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, at SS Peter & Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Interment will be in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery,...
School Board Gives Activity Funds Closer Look Officials Want to Ensure Safeguards after Another District Starts Investigation
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer With one Lake County school district already investigating student-activity fund spending, Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 leaders again are looking at their own activity accounts...
School Districts Left Waiting for State Funds Officials Hoping Lawmakers Soon Will Approve Grants First Promised in 2002
Byline: Jack Komperda Daily Herald Staff Writer Three area school districts are among two dozen across the state hoping construction money they were promised in 2002 will finally be approved during the legislature's fall veto session. Winfield...
Second Wave Solidarity Sends Family Searching for New Homeland
Byline: Jack Komperda Daily Herald Staff Writer Wlodzimierz Czapko was still in bed when the police officers banged on his door. They had come to arrest the 45-year-old Polish coal miner, whose only crime was helping lead a movement that pushed...
Sheriff Looking for Group That's Scamming Seniors
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Scam artists used misdirection to enter three houses belonging to senior citizens near Lisle and Lombard, authorities said Monday. Now DuPage County sheriff's detectives are seeking the public's...
Showdown NIU Seeks to End Toledo's Streak in Big MAC Battle
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer DEKALB - The sign is subtle and unremarkable, but the message resonates with every passer-by. A single sheet of colorless paper greets Northern Illinois players on their way to practice. The...
State's Attorney's Right-Hand Man Not Being Retained
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer After more than 17 years as one of McHenry County's top prosecutors, Glenn Gable's days in the state's attorney's office are over. Gable, currently the No. 2 person in the office, learned Monday...
Stop Signs - Not a Problem Round Lake Neighborhood Gets Them before Board Signs Off
Byline: Pete Nenni Round Lake village officials chuckled last Monday as they approved several new stop signs in an effort to slow speeding cars through the Madrona Village subdivision. After residents requested the signs two weeks ago, the signs...
Success Stories from Deaf Students Featured at School Fund- Raiser
Byline: Eileen O. Daday The astounding progress being made by a 9-year-old deaf child from Honduras continues to draw attention to a Mount Prospect school and its innovative teaching methods. Just last summer, when Josselin's father came to visit...
Suspect Picks Judge over Jury Insanity Defense Too Complex, Attorney Says in Murder Trial
Byline: Adam Kovac Daily Herald Staff Writer In a late decision at the start of her trial Monday, Vivian Mitchell asked a judge, not a jury, to decide her fate for the murder of a West Dundee woman. Mitchell, 40, also is accused of arson and...
The Blotter
Inverness - Twenty-five obscene phrases were spray-painted on playground equipment Oct. 30 at North Park, 300 Highland Road, Inverness, police said. The tire on a 1999 Chevrolet pick-up truck, which was parked at the park, also was punctured with...
The Blotter
Antioch - Burglars smashed the front driver's-side window with a brick and stole two amplifiers and two speakers between 8:20 p.m. Oct. 27 and 10 a.m. Oct. 28 out of a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am parked on the 26000 block of Spring Grove Road, police...
The Briefs
Music class to teach beginner piano skills The Bloomingdale School of Music will offer Christmas Carols for Beginners, a new class for adults, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday or Nov. 17 at the school, 108 S. Third St., Bloomingdale. The class will...
The Briefs
Wheaton Juniors to hold house walk The Wheaton Junior Woman's Club is selling tickets for its house walk, "Through the Looking Glass," at these Wheaton locations: The Paper House, Textile studios, Toms-Price Home Furnishings, Wheaton Park District...
The Briefs
Addison library to stage 'War Letters' The Addison Public Library is hosting the premiere performance of "War Letters" at 7 p.m. today at the library, Two Friendship Plaza. "War Letters" tells the story of American soldiers on the front lines....
The Voice of the Little People Elementary School Students Cast Their Own Votes in Mock Elections
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer When Dylan Belcher heard the policy differences between Republicans and Democrats, he knew which way he leaned. As a candidate for president, that sort of clarity is important. "In fourth grade,...
Third Wave Red Firebird Revs Pole toward Capitalist Success
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer The red Firebird zipped past Tom Petryszak as he headed to the city. The 17-year-old Polish teen and his family had just arrived in Chicago and were making their way down the Kennedy Expressway....
Three Charged, One Sought in Robbery
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer West Chicago police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have arrested three Aurora men believed to have robbed a West Chicago credit union of $108,000 in late August. Javier Reyes, 34; Jose...
Time to Stoke Hot-Stove Flames GM Hendry's Moves Hinge on Sosa's Future
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer The main event of the baseball hot-stove league happens next month, when everybody who is anybody in the game gathers in Anaheim, Calif., for the winter meetings. But an important under card starts...
Time to Stoke Hot-Stove Flames Pitching Tops Wish List for Sox GM Williams
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer Interacting with the ever-expanding media is not high on Kenny Williams' list of favorite things to do, but the White Sox general manager realizes it's part of the job. As he enters his fifth season...
To Baghdad, with Love
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Fifty gifts from home left Arlington Heights last Wednesday, bound for members of the U.S. military serving in Iraq. Arlington Heights' Village Bank and Trust, in cooperation with Operation American...
Tuchowski, Benedictine Make Nationals
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent Jessica Tuchowski won her third straight Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference Player of the Week award as she led the Benedictine volleyball team to the conference championship at Rockford College last...
Two Deadly Gunshots Police Unsure of Motive for Prospect Hts. Killings
Byline: Kwame Patterson and Michael Puente Daily Herald Staff Writers A makeshift memorial of vela candles, carnations and roses now marks the spot where Edgar Cortez and Yolanda Garcia Cuellas of Prospect Heights were shot and killed Sunday night....
Two Students Receive Honors in Writing Competition
Byline: Lisa Scherkenbach The National Council of Teachers of English offers an annual writing contest for high school juniors each spring. For the last 12 years, junior Advanced Placement English teacher Mickey Scales has nominated Warren students...
Under New Ownership Historic Business to Take over Operations at 37 Burger Kings
Byline: Emily Krone Daily Herald Business Writer A company that calls itself the nation's oldest continuously operating African American-owned business announced Monday the purchase of 37 Chicago-area Burger King restaurants, most of them in the...
Veteran Says Little Gifts Mean a Lot to U.S. Troops Overseas
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer As a veteran of the Korean War, Fred Hossfeld knows what it's like to serve overseas, yearning for a taste of home. And he knows it can come from the little things - shaving cream, a baseball cap,...
Ways to Improve Looks of Lisle Bridge Explored
Byline: Michael Wamble Daily Herald Staff Writer Driving to the Lisle village board meeting Monday night, Public Works Director Ray Peterson went under the Ogden Avenue bridge on Route 53. "I couldn't see anything," Peterson said, that announced...
West Dundee Considers Loans for Facade Work
Byline: Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz Daily Herald Staff Writer Need help paying for improvements to your house? If you live in West Dundee, you could soon be in luck. The West Dundee village board could begin using village funds for no-interest loans...
Wheaton Financial Future Might Include a Tax Hike
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer Wheaton residents could be looking at a sales or property tax increase in 2007 or 2008. The city presented its updated financial forecast for the next five years Monday night. The forecast calls...
Who's the Boss? Two New Reality Shows Try to Trump 'The Apprentice'
Byline: Ted Cox Two groups of people go on job hunts starting today. Being as they're taking part in reality TV shows, this entails walking a 3- inch plank between two hot-air balloons and doing menial chores in an attempt to earn clothing. Somehow...
Wolves Leave Plenty of Room for Improvement
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer Chicago Wolves coach John Anderson is still trying to figure out his young team. He may not completely understand everything yet, but there is one thing he knows for certain. "We haven't peaked...
Woman Behind Rollerville Remembered Stump Family Had Naperville Skating with First Outdoor Rink in the Region
Byline: Paula Mavroudis Daily Herald Staff Writer Mabel Marie Stump was strictly a homebody. "Her whole life centered around her family," said her son Don Stump Jr. "Outside the house, nothing ever mattered." Even when her husband, Don Stump,...
Work in Progress Krenzel 2-0 as Starter, but He Knows There's Room for Improvement
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Craig Krenzel's NFL record as a starter is perfect, but his game has plenty of room for improvement. The Bears have won back-to-back games with Krenzel at quarterback, but he has been sacked five...
Young Skater Studies Hard on and off the Ice
Byline: Joshua Welge Daily Herald Staff Writer They thought, she must be hurt. Elizabeth Melton isn't the type of girl to limp around because she has a sore foot. She once cracked her head open hitting a drinking fountain and didn't cry until...