Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper both owned and published by Paddock Publications, Inc. First published in 1872, the Daily Herald is headquartered in Arlington Heights, Ill.The third largest newspaper in Illinois, the Daily Herald serves an area of about 1,300 square miles that includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. The largest suburban newspaper in the Chicago area, the Daily Herald covers local and national news, as well as neighborhood and community events in the more than 90 communities it serves. Family owned and operated by the Paddocks for four generations, the Daily Herald started expanding in the late 1960s, growing from a weekly paper to five days a week and, finally, daily in 1981. It expanded its coverage area in the late 1980s and since 2000 has experiencd a growth in circulation of almost 20 percent in the suburban Chicago market. In 2010, the Daily Herald received a total of seven awards from the Inland Press Association's national journalism competition. Three of the awards were first place prizes in the areas of community leadership, explanatory journalism in the large-newspaper category (circulation over 75,000), and sports photography. In 2002, reporter Rukmini Callimachi was a finalist for the AP Managing Editors (APME) International Perspective Awards for a story and photographs that told about the lives of area immigrants through their own words. John Lampinen is Senior Vice President/Editor and Daniel E. Baumann is the Publisher.

Articles from February 27, 2010

A–T T–W
After All the Hype, Vonn Leaves with Only 1 Gold
WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Lindsey Vonn could have quit, probably should have quit. She wasn't going to win the Olympic slalom even if she somehow managed to drag her battered body across the finish line. There wasn't much sense in even trying,...
'A Great Run'
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Change is inevitable, especially in major-league baseball. But Paul Konerko and the White Sox have been joined at the hip since 1999, and the pairing has been mutually beneficial....
AIDS Patients Sue Elgin Clinic over Leaks
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com An Elgin medical clinic is being sued by five AIDS patients, two of whom say their identities were stolen after sensitive records were leaked online. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Kane County...
Area Competitors Gain Experience
Byline: Aaron Gabriel agabriel@dailyherald.com Call it a learning experience for a pair of freshman swimmers in Friday's swimming state meet preliminaries at Evanston Township High School. That South Elgin's Nick Haseman and Cary-Grove's Michael...
Arson Suspect Sought:
Arson suspect sought: Naperville Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the arsonist who set fire to playground equipment early Friday in Summerfield Lake Park, 2003 Skylane Drive. Anyone with...
A Trip to the Northwoods May Be a 'Grand' Spring Break
Byline: Courtesy of The Grand Lodhge The Grand Lodge by Stoney Creek is a 139-room resort themed after the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods and the Wausau area's historic lumber industry. This true northern adventure features an indoor water park,...
Attorney Says Abuse Suspect Is Innocent
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com The attorney for a North Aurora man accused of burning an 18-month-old boy with a "caustic liquid" called the incident an "unfortunate accident" Friday, but said his client is not guilty of a crime....
Battling Barrington Aims for Postseason Glory
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@dailyherald.com Barrington's first boys basketball win at Schaumburg in 19 years last Friday was a microcosm of this season. There was a rough start followed by a big burst of success. Then came a sudden and...
Boys Basketball
Boys basketball Geneva 69, Sycamore 50 Geneva: Block 2 0-0 6, Santacaterina 1 2-2 4, Wendt 2 8-8 12, Landry 6 0-0 13, Trimble 7 2-2 21, Beitzel 4 1-2 10, Quinn 0 0-0 0, Bernhard 0 0-0 0, Roney 0 0-2 0, Jarka 1 0-0 3. Totals: 17 13-16 69. Sycamore:...
Burlington Central, S. Elgin Win Finales
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent Burlington Central's seniors just refused to lose on Senior Night. Steve Hall scored 9 of his 11 points in the second half and Sam Klein also scored 11 as Central knocked off Big Northern East...
Canada Survives to Set Up Rematch with U.S
Byline: Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Now, the rematch. Canada opened up a 3-goal lead, then held off a late Slovakia comeback to win 3-2 in the Olympic semifinals on Friday night to earn a second chance against the United States...
Canadian Women Deserve Better Than This
Where does it end? Seriously, when does the era of political correctness get corrected? Or have we forever lost our collective sense of humor and perspective? People go see a movie they know is filled with sex and violence, and then they protest...
Captain Angelo Still Setting Bears' Course
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@dailyherald.com INDIANAPOLIS -- The reasoning behind the Bears' front office shakeup that began with last week's firing of pro personnel director Bobby DePaul remains murky, as does the new direction of the team. "I...
Childs, South Elgin Nip Bartlett
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com In the fourth quarter of a nip-and-tuck Upstate Eight boys basketball battle between Bartlett and host South Elgin Friday night, the ball found its way into Tommy Childs' talented hands. ...
Coffee Tosser Gets Two-Year Prison Term
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com A homeless McHenry County man was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for throwing hot coffee into the face of a Starbucks barista who was trying to help calm him through an erratic episode. ...
Coming Soon
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Centennial Beach patrons will use the old bathhouse for one final summer before $5.5 million in improvements begin at the Naperville facility. Park district planners gave commissioners one last chance...
Convicted Dad Says New Evidence Could Free Him
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com Claiming new evidence could exonerate him, the attorney for a former Huntley man convicted of slamming his infant son's head against an entertainment center filed court documents Friday asking for...
Democrats Push Ahead
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Democrats pushed hard to revive President Barack Obama's stalled health care overhaul on Friday -- and pointed to glimmers of hope -- but the long odds facing them seemed little changed after Obama's extraordinary...
Despite Her Arrest Last Summer on Theft and Official Misconduct Charges, the Dir
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@dailyherald.com Despite her arrest last summer on theft and official misconduct charges, the director of Island Lake's village-owned preschool has continued collecting a paycheck. Some village board members say...
Drive Up I-94 to Explore All Milwaukee Has to Offer
Byline: Courtesy of Visit Milwaukee Milwaukee -- as home to Summerfest (the world's largest music festival), the roar of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Miller time -- is recognized far and wide as a city that celebrates innovation and fun. ...
Eaglewood Offers the Perfect Antidote for Much-Needed Family Time
It's nearly that spring break time of year, when kids take to wondering out loud a "Where are we going for break this year?" Even if time is short a or the boss won't let you take any time off a or budgeting for a vacation wasn't a planned expense...
Elevator Escape Bid Never Got off Floor, Police Say
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com A Carpentersville woman was re-arrested Thursday morning at the Elgin jail after her botched attempt to escape the facility via the prisoner elevator, police said. Julie A. Newberry, 22, of the...
Escape Gone Wrong
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com A Carpentersville woman was re-arrested Thursday morning at the Elgin jail after her botched attempt to escape the facility via the prisoner elevator, police said. Julie A. Newberry, 22, of the...
Fence Post
Health care reform is personal issue I have never been so disappointed in our government as I have been in watching health care reform get beaten down and used as a political punching bag when this is one of the most important issues facing this...
Finn-Ished in a Hurry
Byline: Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Barely two minutes into the game, Finnish goalie Miikka Kiprusoff was staring at the ceiling in disbelief. It turns out he was just getting started. Ryan Malone raced into Finland's zone,...
Focus on Troubled Youth Key at Nation of Islam Convention This Weekend
Byline: Sophia Tareen Associated Press The Nation of Islam will intensify outreach efforts to troubled black youth by starting a mentoring program to help those in juvenile detention centers transition back into everyday life, a top minister said....
Forest Might Be Renamed as Tribute
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@dailyherald.com Cook County Board members next week will consider renaming a forest preserve in honor of former Commissioner Carl R. Hansen. Timothy Schneider, the 15th District commissioner, said that during Wednesday's...
Fremd's 20th State Trophy Truly a Team Effort
Byline: Michael Eaken Daily Herald Correspondent Fremd has won 20 state girls gymnastics trophies -- but perhaps none had as many obstacles as this year's third-place run. The journey started last season when the Vikings finished fourth, a 10th...
Gavin Central Has Roof Problems -- Again
Byline: Phil Collins Daily Herald Correspondent Officials in District 37 remain frustrated about Gavin Central School in Ingleside after an annual inspection turned up more fractured roof supports. Officials from Legat Architects told the Gavin...
Geneva Wraps Up Second Place in Western Sun
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com The high school version of scoreboard watching took place in the foyer and hallways at Sycamore High School Friday night. Parents asked reporters, reporters asked coaches and coaches asked other coaches...
Getting Warmed Up
Byline: Jake Coyle Associated Press NEW YORK -- As a kind of warmup to his upcoming gig as Academy Awards co-host, Alec Baldwin appeared at the Time Warner Center for a personal and wide-ranging conversation. But he did have one Oscar forecast:...
Girls in the Game Big Help for Those in Need
For her entire life, Perriy'ea (pronounced like the mineral water Perrier) Clay has been wanting to get into the "Game." Now granted, little Perriy'ea is only 7 years old. But she's spent a lot of time in her young life just waiting for the chance...
Going with the Floe
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- With the dramatic crash of an iceberg against a glacier that dislodged a massive new chunk of ice, the mysterious continent of Antarctica once again did the unexpected. A big chunk of ice, slightly smaller...
Granite Peak Skiing Found in the Heart of Wisconsin
Byline: Courtesy of Granite Peak Ski Area The heart of Wisconsin has earned a stellar reputation as a ski destination, with help from the all-new Granite Peak Ski Area at Rib Mountain State Park. This ancient mountain became a ski area more than...
Groundbreaking for New Bridge Postponed
Byline: Jim Suhr Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Illinois and Missouri promised construction will begin on a new Mississippi River bridge between them, despite foiled efforts Friday to break ground on the $670 million span that was delayed for years...
Hampshire Committee Mulls Rules for Wind Power
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@dailyherald.com The Hampshire planning and zoning commission is working on an ordinance that would standardize the construction of wind turbines on residential and commercial properties in the village. Commissioners...
Hampshire Mulls Rules for Wind Power
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@dailyherald.com The Hampshire planning and zoning commission is working on an ordinance that would standardize the construction of wind turbines on residential and commercial properties in the village. Commissioners...
Hawks Smell Blood
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com The Blackhawks' goals for the restart of the regular season are as simple as 1-2-3. * Win the Central Division. * Win the Western Conference. * Win the President's Trophy. "That's kind of...
Hilton Indian Lakes Offers Close Convenience
Byline: Courtesy of Hilton Indian Lakes Resort Those looking for a quick and easy getaway need travel no farther than Bloomingdale. Hilton Indian Lakes Resort features newly renovated guest rooms and suites, 27 holes of championship golf, casual...
Holmer-4201429
Alice Marie Holmer of Batavia The funeral service for Alice Marie Holmer (nee Johnson), 89, formerly of St. Charles, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles. The Rev. Mark Larsen will officiate. Burial will be...
Home Sales Continue Upswing
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com Cook and Kane counties boasted the largest percentage gains of home sales in January, according to a report released Friday by the Illinois Association of Realtors. ...
Hotel Baker Close to Home, but Far from Routine
Byline: Courtesy of Hotel Baker You do not have to travel far to escape and relax. Hotel Baker in St. Charles is a place with historic integrity, exquisite architecture and elegant ambience. Do not confuse historic and elegant with old and stuffy....
Is National Pastime Past Its Time for Suburban Kids?
The Winter Olympics end Sunday. The Blackhawks look to reignite their juggernaut. The Bulls search for consistency. The long-buried Bears prepare for a labor dispute. Winter-weary sports fans, after a season-long slog with shovels, beg for a glimpse...
Jacobs Trips Up Huntley for Fifth Straight
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent Ok, so the chances of Jacobs posting 3 upset wins to claim the Class 4A Crystal Lake South next week are unlikely. Or are they? The Golden Eagles enter postseason play as the one of the area's hottest...
Kids Go without to Bring Awareness to World Hunger
Byline: Adam DeRose aderose@dailyherald.com Grumbling stomachs plagued local youths this weekend, as they opted out of eating for 30 hours. Youth groups across the Chicago region participated in the fasting to raise money and create awareness...
Killer's Sentencing Hearing Begins
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com Edward Tenney is a "pariah in civilized society" who after a lifetime of violence should be executed, prosecutors argued Friday as the triple murderer's death penalty sentencing...
Killer Was Given an Ultimatum, Prosecutor Says
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com The last thing Patricia McNamara told her husband before she was beaten to death inside the couple's Fox River Grove home was that his son, the man now accused of her murder, was running toward her....
Kirk May Profit Big from Giannoulias Bank Troubles
Byline: Bloomberg Fridays are getting tense in the Chicago campaign office of Alexi Giannoulias, the Democrat seeking the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama. That's the day regulators announce which troubled banks they'll close....
Knights Break Through
Byline: Dave Oberhelman doberhelman@dailyherald.com Batavia's basketball tradition is expansive, its gymnasium brims with atmosphere. Bulldogs coach Jim Roberts and staff -- well, can't do much better than that. All of which thrilled Kaneland...
Konerko Accepts Sox' New Offensive Philosophy
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Two days before SoxFest last month, Paul Konerko made a pitch for the White Sox to bring back designated hitter Jim Thome. Konerko also lobbied management to retain another veteran...
Lake Geneva's Abbey Resort Puts Focus on Family Fun
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff jsotonoff@dailyherald.com In a game of word association, "spring break" isn't usually followed by "Wisconsin." But The Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva -- more commonly known for its upscale golf courses and spa -- is becoming...
Lake Park Loses to East Aurora in Overtime
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent Lake Park had East Aurora all-state candidate Ryan Boatright more or less in a straightjacket in the first half to close out the boys basketball regular season Friday night in Aurora. Unfortunately...
Lincolnshire Developer Admits Fleecing Investors
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com Forrest David Laidley -- the builder of a prominent Lincolnshire mall and former board member of a publicly traded company -- has admitted fleecing investors and financial institutions. Federal prosecutors...
Lisle, Navistar
Lisle, Navistar can't be trusted The recent articles about the Alcatel-Lucent tax appeal for the property being sold to Navistar show once again that Navistar and Lisle officials cannot be trusted. In your Feb. 10 story, Lisle Village Manager...
Marmion off to Impressive Start
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent When they get around to scoring points in the boys state swim meet Saturday afternoon, Marmion's going to feature prominently. Just where that takes the Cadets is anyone's guess. But the simple truth...
More Pain for Toyota
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A House lawmaker said Friday that internal Toyota documents show the automaker deliberately withheld key vehicle design and testing evidence in lawsuits filed by Toyota drivers injured in crashes. In a letter...
Movie Guide
KEY: Four stars: superior. Three stars: good. Two stars: average. One star: poor. D (drug use), L (language), N (nudity), S (sexual situations, references), V (violence). Ratings by Dann Gire, Daily Herald Film Critic, unless otherwise noted. Picks...
Murder Suspect Was Given Ultimatum, Prosecutor Says
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com The last thing Patricia McNamara told her husband before she was beaten to death inside the couple's Fox River Grove home was that his son, the man now accused of her murder, was running toward her....
Naperville Park District Weighs Creating Nonprofit Foundation
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Naperville Park District officials are debating whether to support the creation of a not-for-profit foundation that would raise money for park projects. Proponents of such a foundation say it would...
Naperville Teams Gang Up on State Competition
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent Three Naperville high school teams will contend for a state trophy today at the state boys swimming finals at Evanston Twp. In Friday's preliminary meet Neuqua Valley and Naperville Central, both...
Neuqua Downs Larkin, Goes Unbeaten in UEC
Byline: Matt Stacionis Daily Herald Correspondent Neuqua Valley wanted to use its size advantage against Larkin. The Wildcats got a combined 40 points from Kareem Amedu (23) and Kyle Pembrook (17) as they held off a pesky Royals team to take...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Black history play today: Powerhouse Productions will be presenting its 12th annual black history play at 2 and 7 p.m. today at Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts. The production, titled "Moments In Time," not only will honor various black ancestors,...
Notice
Notice Coaches: Please report results to the Daily Herald by calling (847) 608-2715, faxing to (847) 608-0987, or e-mailing to prepsports@dailyherald.com. Please make sure faxes are legible. Boys basketball Friday's results Crystal Lake...
Obama Friend Rogers Quits as Social Secretary
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- White House social secretary Desiree Rogers is stepping down three months after an uninvited couple crashed the Obama administration's first state dinner and she was heavily criticized for her role in allowing...
Ohno DQ'd in 500, Earns Bronze in Relay
Byline: Paul Newberry AP National Writer VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Wang Meng won her third gold medal at the Olympic short track. Charles Hamelin got his first, then quickly made it 2. Apolo Anton Ohno picked up a DQ, then pulled out his...
One Brother Was an Artist Turned Industrialist, the Other an Engineer and Marketing Whiz
Byline: Jason Stein Wheelbase Communications Follow the bouncing ball. Watch as it grows from an innocent woman's desire to entertain her children in a quiet French village with something called rubber, into a worldwide revolution. Watch as...
Palatine Snowboarder Relishes Having His Own Course A Yard with a McTwist
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com It might not be the halfpipe Olympic gold medalist Shaun White dominated in Vancouver, but a small snowboarder's haven can be found in this flatter neck of the woods. For the past five winters, 19-year-old...
Paralympic Hockey
Paralympic hockey deserves recognition Thank you, Burt Constable, for the wonderful front-page article about JJ O'Connor and the U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team. My 14-year-old son, Sean, plays sled hockey for the Hornets. JJ is the Hornets'...
Pheasant Run Welcomes Pirates and Princesses
Byline: Courtesy of Pheasant Run Resort Enjoy 36 holes of championship golf. Create a splash in three pools. Unwind in a world-class spa. Linger over drinks and dinner. Experience a night of live theater, music or comedy. At Pheasant Run Resort...
Police Reports
North Aurora * Tony Niravong, 22, of the 200 block of Laurel Drive, Batavia, was arrested at 1:49 a.m. Friday at River Road and Interstate 88, according to a police report. He was charged with resisting arrest, driving without a rear registration...
Quiet Harbor Town Offers Respite from Busy City Life for Some New England Charm, Port Washington Passes the Test
Byline: Courtesy of Port Washington Cabin fever? Early signs of spring fever? You may need a change of scenery! Make your plans to check out Port Washington, Wis. A wonderful combination of New England charm and Midwestern friendliness, Port...
Raiders Peaking in Time for Playoffs
Byline: Kevin Schmit kschmit@dailyherald.com Up or down, boys basketball teams are pointing in different directions as next week's playoffs approach. There's no doubt which way Glenbard South is heading. The Raiders notched their seventh straight...
Ripe for Robbing?
Byline: Rachel Metz Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- As more people reveal their whereabouts on social networks, a new site has sprung up to remind you that letting everyone know where you are -- and, by extension, where you're not -- could leave...
Rockets Win on Senior Night
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent Burlington Central's seniors just refused to lose on Senior Night. Steve Hall scored 9 of his 11 points in the second half and Sam Klein also scored 11 as Central knocked off Big Northern East...
Rose Not Sure When He'll Start Voicing Opinion to Management
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com Asked on the radio Friday if he'd be happy to see Vinny Del Negro return next season as Bulls coach, Derrick Rose said yes. But will Rose be willing to approach management when the time comes and state...
Savethislife? Killer's Sentencing Hearing Begins
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com Edward Tenney is a "pariah in civilized society" who after a lifetime of violence should be executed, prosecutors argued Friday as the triple murderer's death penalty sentencing...
SeaWorld Show Must Go On
Byline: Kelli Kennedy Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. -- Shamu is big business at SeaWorld, which owns more killer whales than anyone else in the world and builds the orca image into its multimillion-dollar brand, and the killing of a trainer this...
Secondary a Primary Concern
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@dailyherald.com INDIANAPOLIS -- One interception. One. That's what the Bears' safeties produced during the 2009 season -- and it's one big reason general manager Jerry Angelo and coach Lovie Smith will target that position...
* Severe Anemia Left Actress Brittany Murphy Weakened and Vulnerable to Pneumoni
* Severe anemia left actress Brittany Murphy weakened and vulnerable to pneumonia and the prescription medications she was using to treat it, according to an autopsy report released Thursday. The report stated Murphy's menstrual period contributed...
'She Just Smiled All the Time'
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald correspondent After 96 days in Loyola University Hospital's burn unit, Diana Lynn Davajon of Arlington Heights passed away peacefully, with her husband by her side. "She had a tremendous will to live," George...
Signs of Life:
Signs of life: Stories this week about new developers signing on to take over defunct housing developments at key locations in the center of Arlington Heights and Hanover Park offer hope about a housing market recovery. Kudos to Pulte Homes and...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Former cop in trouble again: Authorities say a former Chicago police officer convicted of the videotaped beating of a female bartender has been charged with violating his probation by failing a drug test, and may wind up serving prison time after...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Former cop in trouble again: Authorities say a former Chicago police officer convicted of the videotaped beating of a female bartender has been charged with violating his probation by failing a drug test, and may wind up serving prison time after...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Former cop in trouble again: Authorities say a former Chicago police officer convicted of the videotaped beating of a female bartender has been charged with violating his probation by failing a drug test, and may wind up serving prison time after...
Slip-Sliding Getaway
Byline: Jacky Runice Water parks are like catnip for kids. Just one sniff of the humidity, chlorine and french fries gets them dizzy with delight -- so much so that they may not even miss the beach. Save on airfare and head to one of these drivable...
Smaller Turbine Likely to Win Approval
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Hanover Park insiders won't soon forget the political strife over talk of erecting a 300-foot, 100-ton wind turbine within village limits. But a different administration and a scaled-back turbine could...
Smaller Wind Turbine Likely to Win Approval
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Hanover Park insiders won't soon forget the political strife over talk of erecting a 300-foot, 100-ton wind turbine within village limits. But a different administration and a scaled-back turbine could...
Sports in 60 Seconds
Busch wins pole at Las Vegas: Kurt Busch won the pole Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by shattering his brother's track record. Busch turned a lap of 188.719 mph to claim the top starting spot for Sunday's Shelby American. Jeff Gordon was second...
Spring Getaways
Byline: Jacky Runice Even if your family has been plugging the holes in your financial lifeboat with nickels and dimes to stay afloat, you can still dip into the coin jar to get out of town for a much-needed break from school, work, sooty snow and...
State Meet Suits le Just Fine
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent Lakes freshman Daniel Le doesn't even have a pool at his own high school to train at. He even has to hope for lane time at Hastings YMCA to get in his workouts, and when other kids from more notable...
Still Being Paid
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@dailyherald.com Despite her arrest last summer on theft and official misconduct charges, the director of Island Lake's village-owned preschool has continued collecting a paycheck. Some village board members say...
Streamwood's Big First Half Does in Elgin
Byline: Brian Schaumburg Daily Herald Correspondent Streamwood boys basketball coach Tim Jones was shaking his head in disbelief at how well his team was playing in the first half Friday night. But he was shaking his head in disgust in the second...
Struggling Versteeg Wants 'To Be a Chicago Blackhawk'
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com Kris Versteeg has had almost two full weeks to remember his last game prior to the Olympic break. Or to forget about it -- take your pick. Versteeg saw only 4:54 of ice time -- 11 minutes under...
Study: Stents over Surgery
Byline: Marilynn Marchione Associated Press SAN ANTONIO -- People at risk of a stroke because of narrowed neck arteries can be safely treated with a less drastic option than the surgery done now, the largest study ever done on these treatments concludes....
Suspect Arrested in 2002 Cold Case
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com McHenry County officials believe they've found the man responsible for one of their oldest unsolved homicides. A grand jury indicted Mario Casciaro, of the 2700 block of North Patricia Lane in McHenry,...
Teen Unemployment Rate Up
Teen unemployment rate up WASHINGTON -- New employment data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Illinois' teen unemployment rate has increased 67 percent in the last five years. The data shows that teens are having an increasingly...
The Perfect Way to Begin Any Spring Trip or Vacation
Byline: Courtesy of Rockford International Airport Imagine you are leaving from an airport on a trip to a sunny destination. Now imagine the perfect start to your dream getaway. You arrive an hour before the flight at the airport where you are...
Third Blizzard in Less Than a Month Cripples East Coast
Byline: Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. -- A slow-moving winter storm smacked the Northeast on Friday, unleashing heavy snow, rain and hurricane-force winds as it knocked out power to more than a million homes and businesses. It turned Maine beachfront...
Tri-Cities in 60 Seconds
Meet Geneva mayor: Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns has a "Meet Your Mayor" reception from 10 a.m. to noon today in the council chamber at City Hall, 109 James St. In addition, Rep. Bill Foster will be available to meet with constituents in the council...
Trojans Win AC Regional
Byline: Orrin Schwarz oschwarz@dailyherald.com Timothy Christian's 61-46 victory against Westmont in Friday's Class 2A Aurora Christian regional final didn't surprise Trojans junior Mark Penczak at all. "Before the game I said we'd beat them...