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 14, 2004

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All around the Schools
Editors note: What better way to observe American Education Week this week than to find out what's going on in our local, elementary, middle and high schools. With that in mind, the Daily Herald begins a new feature today,"Heard in the Halls." It's...
Athletes Need Dose of Reality
Byline: Mike Imrem A good guess is more pro athletes watch "Cold Pizza" on ESPN2 than the Iraq war on CNN. Consequently, my latest proposal to save sports is to prohibit these guys from going into the film room and watching themselves, opponents...
Balatsoukas' Blast Sends Judson to Nationals
Byline: Kurt Steidl Daily Herald Correspondent Narrowly averting overtime Saturday, the Judson men's soccer team is headed to the NAIA national tournament in Kansas City. Tim Balatsoukas scored in the 92nd minute in Saturday's Region VII championship...
Bald Cypress Tree May Surprise You This Fall
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Graceful and picturesque, the evergreen with its soft, feathery needles in the front yard served as a major attraction to the new home buyers. So, when the tree turned brown and lost its needles that first autumn, it was with...
Ballot Count Is (Finally) Done, but Campaign Ideas Should Live On
Byline: Kurt Gessler Another election season is in the books, though I confess I was starting to question if it would actually end. I promised myself I wouldn't dwell on the fact that Kane County's results were the slowest in the free world....
Basketball Previews
St. Edward Green Wave Coach: Michelle Dawson (1st year) Conference: Suburban Catholic 2003-04 record: 18-13, 9-5 SCC Top returnees: Seniors Ashley Smith (5-6 G), Caitlin McElroy (5- 4 G), Erin Mullally (5-6 G, 39 three-pointers), Alex Ziesk...
Basketball Previews
Bartlett Coach: Denise Sarna (6th year, 99-68) Conference: Upstate Eight 2003-04 record: 25-6, 14-0 UEC Top returnees: Senior Lindsay Schrader (6-0 F, 21.7 ppg); juniors Kim Ebbesen (5-5 G, 7.1 ppg), Kaci Baird (6-0 C/F, 8.8 ppg), Stephanie...
Births
Condell Medical Center - Patrick Ryan A. Sengco, Sept. 30 to Noel B. and Marissa A. Sengco, Waukegan. Grandparents: Ricardo and Alegria Alanzalon, Pangasinan, Philippines; Lucilo and Angelina B. Sengco, Manila, Philippines. - Elana Rachel Reyes,...
Brand Knows What Fresh Start Can Offer
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Elton Brand and Eddy Curry were Bulls teammates for about 10 minutes on draft night in 2001. But having been traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, Brand can testify about the benefits a change of scenery...
Brownie Scouts Help Make Batavia Look a Little Better
Byline: Gala Pierce Brownie Scouts from Troop 108 have beautified some of the entryways to the city of Batavia. Girls in the troop planted flowers and native species to enhance "welcome" signs along Fabyan Parkway. On Oct. 3, the troop, which...
Camaraderie Blooms at Garden Quarter
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins Daily Herald Staff Writer It's amazing what a block club party can do. For the Garden Quarter subdivision, it turned strangers into neighbors and then into friends, said Julie Misner, a member of the association's board...
Cary-Grove's Aherne, Apearl Double Their State Pleasure
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent Kate Aherne and Meaghan Pearl gave Cary-Grove a swimming double- double on Saturday. The Trojans tandem each qualified in two events at the St. Charles East sectional for next week's state meet...
Children Discover Reading as Families Collect Parish Food
Byline: Sarah Long Learning to read is a complicated and somewhat mysterious process. But research has unearthed a few facts about it. Young children who have the opportunity to hold and experience books learn to read more easily. There is a high...
Christmas in New England Old Sturbridge Village Puts on a Historic Holiday Celebration
Byline: Michael Schuman Daily Herald Correspondent Father Christmas, slender, bearded and donning a crown of holly berries, stands in the Bullard Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass., and explains to visitors that the word "mistletoe"...
Click onto Frommers for Bargains
Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie Daily Herald Correspondent Arthur Frommer's site, www.frommers.com, is a great place to find travel bargains at rock-bottom prices. Currently, there are some excellent values featuring Hawaii, most good through dates in...
Collectors Flock to Pheasant Run
Byline: David Sharos Daily Herald Correspondent From old-time gas pumps and antique barber poles to classic Coke machines and carnival strength-testers, there's only one place to get a blast from the past this weekend. The Chicagoland Antique...
Comeback Kids Strike Again 72-Yard Pass Sets Up Winning TD with :10 Left
Byline: John Lemon Daily Herald Sports Writer FREEPORT - At a place that calls itself Pretzel City, USA, it was probably fitting there were so many twists to the final minute, 37 seconds of Geneva's 30-21 victory Saturday in the Class 6A quarterfinals....
Cook Does Its Thing: Votes Democratic
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor SPRINGFIELD - Republican precinct volunteers knocking on Northwest suburban household doors in late October were growing disheartened. Voters were angry - with Republicans. In an...
Coping with Culture Shock in Reverse upon Re-Entry
Byline: Jane Lasky Business Travel Report Following a three-year sabbatical in hectic Hong Kong, I was not only eager but ready to return to the United States. What I wasn't ready for was the way I felt when I got home. For lack of a better description,...
Defense Does the Trick for Driscoll
Byline: Brian Shields Daily Herald Correspondent WILMINGTON - Driscoll won the struggle of the defenses Saturday night at Wilmington to continue its quest for a fourth straight state title. The Highlanders used their defense to score one touchdown...
Democrats Able in Kane
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer In the days leading up to the Nov. 2 election, Kane County Democrats made bold predictions that Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry would carry the typically Republican province. When...
Describing This Ending Hard to Put into Words
Byline: John Lemon FREEPORT - Geneva fans, this is going to be fun. Then again, what hasn't been fun this season? I'm talking about how we are going to give a proper nickname to the 72-yard pass from Alex Pokorny to Nick Sanchez that saved...
Despite Suburban Shift, McHenry Stands Firmly to the Right
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer In the business world, if a company grows by less than 1 percent a year, it'll probably go under. The same can be said for the Democrats in McHenry County, said Bill LeFew, chairman of the county's...
Digging Too Deep Naperville Central Falls Behind Early, Can't Survive Final DuPage Valley Test
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer Dan Dierking was anxious to head back to Wheaton. The awaiting celebration was only one of the reasons why. "I don't think they like us too much here in this town," he said with a laugh. The...
Divisive Theory Stirs Up Custody Battles Court Urges Challenges to Touchy 'Parental Alienation Syndrome'
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer The first time Norma Perez learned she was being accused of "parental alienation syndrome," she shrugged it off. The idea that one parent could turn a child against the other might be true, the...
Don't Abandon Legacy of a Little Girl Whose Life Was Lost So Tragically
Byline: John Zimmerman I don't know what it would be like to lose a daughter at a young age. I don't know what would be missed most in my broken heart. I couldn't imagine being sent to such a lonely place where you are suddenly left to cope with...
Downers North Wins with What It Does Best
Byline: David Oberhelman Daily Herald Sports Writer You run the option. You run it and run it and eventually something good happens. It's the Downers Grove North way. Take away one run by Trojans quarterback Garrett Edwards and Hinsdale Central's...
Downers South Finishes Fourth
Byline: Dave Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer NORMAL - Downers Grove South ended on an uncharacteristic downer. After losing to rival Mother McAuley 25-21, 25-20 in the Class AA semifinals, the Mustangs dropped the third-place match to Belleville...
DuPage Collegians
- Andrea L. Enger of Carol Stream received a bachelor of arts in elementary education with cum laude honors from Loras College, Dubuque, during spring graduation ceremonies. - The following students were named to the honors list at College of DuPage...
DuPage Collegians
- Blake Coffin, a senior at North Central College, was crowned Homecoming King during this year's homecoming festivities and football game. A graduate of Neuqua Valley High School, Coffin is the son of David and Carol Coffin of Naperville. Coffin...
DuPage County Hangs a Sharp Left over Time
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer Rick Klau knows the suburban legend well. It says only Republicans live in DuPage County. And, if the lore is to be believed, it's easier to find a parking space in downtown Naperville than a...
Editorials
Don't use patients to force reforms Physicians have a right to feel angry and frustrated over lack of progress in reforming a medical liability system that is hammering them financially. The malpractice insurance bill is getting harder and harder...
Editorials
Music, sports arena to replace nostalgia? One could almost see Fox Valley residents imagining the return of Willie Nelson, James Taylor and Luciano Pavarotti, musicians with little in common but for the fact they all appeared at the now-defunct...
Editorials
Parents must be first line of defense So many community agencies work so hard to curb teen alcohol and drug abuse that it is maddening when the first line of defense - parents - seemingly works just as hard to send the exact opposite message. ...
Editorials
From teen's death, a lesson for others Teenagers all but know they are invincible, all evidence to the contrary. Nothing will ever entirely change that. But a few thoughtful reminders placed here and there can keep a few young people from engaging...
Editorials
Is audit battle more politics at play? It was distressing to hear McHenry County Board members balk at McHenry County Auditor Ruth Rooney's request to see personnel files. Rooney said a whistleblower had alerted her to "unusual" payroll events,...
Elgin-Area Women Connect through Their Faith
Byline: Joanne Leis Daily Herald Correspondent Women throughout the Northwest suburbs who want to affirm their faith in Jesus Christ are finding fun and fellowship with the Elgin Area Christian Women's Club. About 85 women from towns such as...
Elgin City Council Playing Preacher Role Is Bemusing Hypocrisy
Byline: Chris Bailey Not content to let conservatives, who believe they are driving an express train to God, and liberals, who demand public endorsement of every aberrant behavior, battle it out for our apparently lost souls, the Elgin City Council...
Elgin Gets the Word out on Recycling
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins Daily Herald Staff Writer For Len Thielen, attending Elgin's recycling awareness event wasn't about winning the only hybrid SUV on the planet. Rather, recycling is a way of life for the South Elgin native, who for 17...
Employee's Bad Behavior Demands Quick Response
Byline: Joan Lloyd Dear Joan: We have looked through your archived columns on your website and we could not find one that relates to the problem my wife has. She works for a retail western wear store where she is one of the department managers....
Explore the Adirondacks by Car and on a Bicycle
Byline: Madelyn Merwin Q. We have taken many vacations driving scenic roads and trails. This past summer we traveled the Great River Road along the Mississippi. It was wonderful. We saw many quaint little river towns and found some history, too....
Former Fire Player Nowak Leads United in MLS Cup
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer There were a lot of questions about Peter Nowak when he became the rookie head coach of D.C. United. Nowak has come up with all the answers and is in position to win the big prize. D.C. United...
From Africa with Style Princess Finds Future in Fashion Design
Byline: Mary Jekielek Insprucker Daily Herald Correspondent From Africa to America to owning her own bridal salon - it has no doubt been a Cinderella-like story for Zindaba "Zindie" Nyirenda, a fashion designer who lives in Palatine. Only in...
Future Allied Health Care Professionals
Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley Daily Herald Correspondent How do you decide which health care profession to pursue? Over 100 different occupations fall under the umbrella of "allied health." Exclusive of physicians and nurses, the list includes...
Get Ready to Deck the Malls Retailers Expect Stronger Holiday Shopping Season
Byline: Kim Mikus Santa's arrival at the malls kicks off the official start to the holiday shopping season. After several seasons of lackluster sales, retailers are hoping for a bang this holiday season. Forecasters predict holiday sales should...
Getting the Past Up to Speed Naper Settlement Looks to Improve Accuracy
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer More than 100 years ago, confectioneries, general stores and hat and cigar shops dotted Naperville's downtown. The city had a rich economic history in the 19th century, Naper Settlement officials...
Good News for Everyone
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent This was one sectional where seemingly everybody went home happy. Naperville Central captured all three relays at Saturday's Neuqua Valley sectional, qualified an individual in all but one event...
GOP's Weakening Grip on Suburbs
Byline: Sara Burnett, Eric Krol and John Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writers The Tenth Dems knew they were gaining ground when a Republican spy showed up. The mole attended a March meet-up in Lake County of John Kerry supporters, sponsored by...
Green Bay's in Another League When It Comes to Football Fever
Byline: Mike Michaelson Be ready to say "cheese" on a trip to Green Bay, because the home of the Packers and their fervent "cheesehead" fans offers plenty to smile about. More than ever, the storied football team is a strong reason to visit the...
Green Wave, Wolves Happy to Stick Together
Byline: John Radtke NORMAL - When teams advance to the state tournament in any sport one of the things coaches look for is something to make their players more comfortable. The pressure of the state tournament is enough in itself but then when...
Group: You're Not Alone If You Choose Home Birth
Byline: Beth Bales Claudine Myers of Geneva is a self-described "numbers gal." So when looking over both her family history and that of her husband, plus looking the world over, having a baby in the cozy familiarity of home instead of in the...
Hampshire Chamber 'Barnscape' Calendar Ready for Holiday Purchases
Byline: Jeanne Holzkamp The Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce's 2005 Hampshire Barnscape Calendar will be available for purchase beginning Monday at local banks, The Upstairs/Downstairs Shoppe, the chamber's office on State Street, and Block's...
Harper Quarterback Schultz Aims for Winning Exit
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent This has not been the type of sophomore year quarterback Eric Schultz envisioned. Schultz, who has missed the second half of the season with an injury to his throwing hand, will start for Harper College...
Hawks Aiming for Bowl Victory Repeat
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The sophomores on the Harper College football team helped win the school's first NJCAA non-scholarship national championship last season. Now they have a chance to become the first group of players...
Help Needy Kids and Service Your Car at Same Time
Byline: Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writer Business owner Mike Brend usually leaves the family grocery shopping duties to his wife. But when he accompanied her to the store recently, one thing came to mind: "I took a look at the food...
Hersey, Viator Relays Advance Fremd Ekes out Sectional Win at York
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent The relays were the main focus for both Hersey and St. Viator at Saturday's sectional swimming meet at Glenbrook North, while Maine West also had hopes of advancing its medley relay team for the second...
Holmes Backs Up All the Talk
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent Harper freshman cornerback Shawn Holmes is not one to shy away from a conversation. Actually, he's usually the one instigating the conversation. "That's my game," Holmes said. "I talk. My mom and...
Home Fur the Holidays: Add Pet to Family at Adopt-A-Thon
Byline: Susan Dibble Daily Herald Staff Writer The kitten room was crowded with two-legged visitors Saturday at the Naperville Humane Society. Volunteer Sue Stiles of Naperville said she already had put six kittens on hold for prospective owners...
Hotels Roll out the Red and Green Carpet for the Holidays
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent Don't try to tell us we need a houseful of new carpet, window treatments and a face lift before the holidays hit. The only holiday advertising we want to hear is about deals on travel so we can book...
How to Prepare Your Roses for Winter
Q. I've never grown roses before but this year I planted a hybrid tea rose and a climbing rose. The flowers were absolutely beautiful all summer and are still blooming. I want to make sure they survive our winter. How do I prepare them for the cold?...
Independents Pull Lake to the Left, Democrats Say
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer Marc Tepper isn't even sure he'd call himself a Democrat. Yet the Buffalo Grove man agreed to walk his neighborhood as precinct committeeman for the Lake County Democratic Party. He made the decision...
Inside & Out
Cast your style vote for Jackie Kennedy No offense to our current first lady, but few Washington women have had the fashion savvy and influence on style that Americans have come to associate with Jacqueline Kennedy. The former first lady is the...
In Wake of Transplant, 'Normal' Is Relative
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer In a little more than two years, Becky Carlson has grown from a rail-thin girl that puberty forgot to a blond-haired, all-American beauty. Most people, however, don't just see a busy teenager. Too often,...
Jewish Woman Puts Faith to Work Helping Others
Byline: Carol L. Thompson Daily Herald Correspondent Buffalo Grove resident Natalie Solomon believes it is important to give back to her community. "I'm very involved in my synagogue," Solomon said. "There are a lot of good things and valuable...
Kids Fly Free to Ski Areas with United
Byline: George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents This winter families can ski the slopes and enjoy complimentary air fare for one child age 12 and younger per paying adult to any United Vacations ski destination. This offer...
Kids Get Your Chance to Run a Choo-Choo
Byline: Lenore Adkins Let your young ones drive a model train courtesy of the Valley Model Railroad Association of South Elgin. During its open house scheduled for Nov. 19-21, children have a chance to operate a miniature Thomas the Tank Engine...
Lake Forest Sets Winning Pace at Barrington
Byline: Andy Pruski Daily Herald Correspondent Saturday's sectional swim meet at Barrington proved to be a great day to be swimmer, and bad day to be a Barrington pool record. Fifty-seven entries qualified for next weekend's state meet at Evanston,...
Lawler Jumps Right in for Hinsdale C
Byline: Stan Goff Daily Herald Correspondent What's a nervous teenager to do before her first sectional meet? How about jump in a pool and swim some laps, some pretty fast laps. That's what Hinsdale Central freshman Siobhan Lawler did Saturday...
Leading 49-25, Bulls Blow It
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer The next time the Bulls set foot in the United Center, they may well be 0-11. The last game before packing their suitcases for the annual November road trip would have gone well for the Bulls had...
Love Conquers Neglect for One of Buddy's Foster Canines
Byline: Sandy Faut Sometimes the stories of Buddy's homeless animals are so sad that they are hard to hear. Cindy's is one of those stories. Cindy is a pretty, 2-year-old, medium-sized dog with floppy ears, medium-length black silky hair and...
Macs Top Prairie Ridge Tp Capture State Crown
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer NORMAL - The final match of Nancy Wichgers Pedersen's 22-year coaching career at Mother McAuley could not have brought a more appropriate result: a Class AA state volleyball championship. The Mighty...
Making an Impact Vasher Shatters Myth That Offenses Should Attack Rookie CBs
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Fourth-round draft choices aren't expected to be impact players as rookies, but Bears cornerback Nathan Vasher is proving to be the exception. Vasher leads the team with 3 interceptions, which he's...
Marian Can't Stop Running Broncos
Byline: Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent Montini isn't just making a run for a state championship this season. It is running toward it. The Broncos had three players rush for more than 100 yards and collected 365 yards total on the ground...
Michigan's Returns Put Wildcats in Bad Position
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. -In describing Northwestern's special teams struggles, coach Randy Walker used the image of a golfer who glows on the driving range but hacks on the first tee. Each game appears...
Military Chaplains Sacrificed Selves to Tend to Fellow Soldiers
Byline: Katherine Hamilton-Smith This week marks my first Veterans Day without my father. My father, Dr. Ralph S. Hamilton, was a Presbyterian minister. He was born in Nebraska in 1909, and died this past January at the great age of 94. One of...
Movers and Shakers
Byline: Norrine Twohey Daily Herald Staff Writer The Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago, announced the following staff additions: Maria Anderson as a program specialist in Dental Education; Brent L. Heathcott of Streamwood as director, Membership...
Mr. Daley: Elgin Needed That Riverboat 10 Years Ago
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz & Adam Kovac Chicago Mayor Richard Daley would be nothing if not outspoken and opinionated, right? We've never met the man, but we've seen more than enough of him on TV to know that much is true. So we weren't completely...
Nurse Urges Regulation Hospital Equipment Is Not Interchangeable, She Says, but Should Be
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer It was early in the morning when emergency nurse Barbara Weintraub got the call. Paramedics were bringing in a 3-year-old girl whose body was continually wracked by seizures. Weintraub, coordinator...
Oleferchik Lifts Judson
Byline: John Theriault Jr. Daily Herald Correspondent The way Judson College dominated the first half against Viterbo on Saturday afternoon, one would think the Eagles would play name- that-score by the end of the contest. But the visiting Hawks...
Parents Teaching Life Lessons Algonquin Family Makes Charity Part of Children's Curriculum
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer When someone thanks a member of the Klein family of Algonquin for a good deed, they don't take the credit. Instead, they point to the sky. "It's all from the Father," said Roger Klein, 42,...
Patriots Can't Stop Maine S
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Sometimes you don't realize what you've got until it's gone. And sometimes, you don't realize what else you've got until it's gone. While all-state quarterback Sean Price was gone,...
Peterson, Teammates Honor Young
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer Aurora Christian quarterback Nate Peterson took on a different look in Saturday's Class 1A quarterfinal game against Stockton. Instead of wearing his normal No. 8 jersey, he switched to No. 3...
Prairie Ridge Shows It Belongs with Elite
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer NORMAL - Of the eight teams in the Class AA state volleyball finals, Prairie Ridge is the only one which had never been a quarterfinalist. But who's been able to tell? Despite being one of the...
Rest in Peace, but Where? Plot Question Is Thorny One
Byline: Don Lindman Long ago, but not so far away, a man came to the Detroit church my parents attended and sold cemetery plots to many of the church members. That was before I was old enough to know what was going on. Time passed, and in 1963...
Rosary Improves One Spot at Sectional, Takes Third
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent This was one sectional where seemingly everybody went home happy. Naperville Central captured all three relays at Saturday's Neuqua Valley sectional, qualified an individual in all but one event...
Sack Total Puts Defensive End Brown in National Glare
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer At the midway point of the Bears season, defensive end Alex Brown is just a half-sack away from matching last year's single- season personal best of 5 1/2. Brown credits his teammates as much as his...
Secondary Penalized Often
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. -When members of Notre Dame's secondary walk to their classes Monday morning, forgive them if they keep glancing backward for yellow flags thrown in their direction. The Irish's...
Second-Half Stinker NU within 7-6 at Intermission, but Then Wolverines Run Away from Wildcats
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. -Michigan Stadium fell silent as Luis Castillo slammed Wolverines quarterback Chad Henne, and Northwestern went to its locker room holding what little momentum lingered in a sluggish...
Secrets to Picking a Property to Rehab
Byline: Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra Medill News Service Maybe there's an abandoned house just down the street from you. And maybe you've been thinking, especially with the low interest rates, now is the time to buy it, fix it up and then sell it or rent...
Selling a Vacant Home? How to Improve Your Chances
Byline: Mike Yeats & Mike Cromie Consider these two scenarios: Robert has accepted a job in another state. Although his home has not sold, Robert must leave soon because his start date is in a few weeks. Diane built her dream home across...
Services Set for Former Fire Chief
Byline: Daily Herald staff report Alvin A. Knigge, former Lake Zurich fire chief, died Friday at age 75. Knigge followed the footsteps of his father, also a firefighter, and joined the Lake Zurich Fire Department on Aug. 10, 1953. He ascended...
Sheridan Elementary Builds Its Own Government
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer Elisama Lara may have been too young to vote last week, but that didn't stop the 11-year-old Elgin boy from flexing his constitutional muscle. A sixth-grader at Sheridan Elementary School, Lara and...
Simulators Create NASCAR Thrills Checker Flag Lightning Opens at Gurnee Mills
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer Checker Flag Lightning is the latest store to cross the finish line at Gurnee Mills. The retailer, located between T.J. Maxx and the ice skating rink, features a combination of NASCAR merchandise...
Skaar's Back, Better Than Ever
Byline: John Lemon Daily Herald Sports Writer FREEPORT - In what has been a comeback season for the Geneva football program, the Vikings have a true comeback kid. Matt Skaar missed the first eight weeks of the season with a back injury that doctors...
Some Fliers Carry on - in More Ways Than One
Byline: Gail Todd When Sandy Anderson flies, she doesn't mind it a bit when the flight attendant announces it's time to turn off your cell phones. She just wishes the airline would take it a step further. "I'd pay extra if they would add, 'Would...
Some Stores Shoo Away Bell-Ringing Helpers
Byline: Dave Heun I've just signed up for my annual bell-ringing duty for the Salvation Army, and this year promises to be a little more challenging. Even though my service club will again ring inside the Charlestowne Mall, some of your bigger...
Speed Kills Brown Showing Signs He Belongs with Top Pass Rushers in the NFL
Byline: Steve Silverman Special to the Daily Herald It was a wondrous performance. Alex Brown was tired of hearing his performances described in terms of potential and not production. As a result, he reacted as if he were shot out of a gun when...
Stars Send 10 to State St. Charles North Wins Sectional; Saints Second with 7 Qualifiers
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent There are girls swim teams which would, after narrow failure to qualify for its meet-opening and mood-setting medley relay for the state meet, gone on to unravel at a sectional. St. Charles North...
Sterling Shines While Favorites Falter at Festival
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer It was a tough Illinois Festival of Racing for prohibitive favorites, but a sterling afternoon for a couple of local jockeys Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course. Larry Sterling Jr., the second leading...
Stockton's Ground Game Runs Past Aurora Christian
Byline: Henry Perez Daily Herald Correspondent Aurora Christian's hopes of continuing the best season in the program's short history came to an end Saturday afternoon as Stockton's powerful running game rolled over the Eagle defense, 36- 20. ...