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 18, 2005

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After-School Enrichment Program a Huge Success
Byline: Janet Doherty When you walk into John Shields Elementary School on a Thursday afternoon in February you will be greeted by the hustle and bustle of volunteers and organizers putting together what can only be described as an amazing display...
Amazing Turnaround Ten Reasons the Bulls Are Playoff Contenders
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer For weeks, coach Scott Skiles tried to douse runaway enthusiasm for the Bulls' sudden, unexpected turnaround. Two common dour-faced warnings were "We haven't accomplished anything yet" and "There...
Army Calls Up Wheeling Official for Duty in Iraq
Byline: Avian Carrasquillo There's probably nothing more difficult than leaving behind a life you know for the uncertainties of life as a soldier in a combat zone. Many across this nation have done it, and many likely will do it in the future....
Aurora Parents 'Blindsided' by Batavia Board's Boundary Switch
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Parents who live in the Vineyards expected the Batavia school board to transfer their children from Hoover-Wood School. The elementary school is bursting at the seams, and school officials have...
Back in the Flow Chamernik Picking Up Where He Left Off
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer Most senior seasons have a sense of urgency about them. Brett Chamernik's, however, suddenly became more urgent than most. As much as the Benet senior loves football, he has known for a long...
Baker: Live and Learn Cubs Manager Says He Won't Be So Open with Media This Year
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. -Is Dusty Baker a changed man? Perhaps in one respect. Facing seven TV cameras and a horde of print reporters, the manager of the Cubs met with the media Thursday for the first time...
Balanced Attack Leads Devils Past Patriots
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Warren's basketball girls have grown quite a bit during the season, and their experience has taken them to another level. With three players scoring in double figures, top-seeded Warren rolled past...
Barenboim Accepts Distinguished Post at Harvard University
Byline: Bill Gowen Daniel Barenboim is in the news this week on several fronts. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's music director has just wrapped up his annual winter residency at Symphony Center, and details of his 17th and final season at the...
Bartlett Rolls, Rematch with Jacobs All Set
Byline: John Theriault Jr. Daily Herald Correspondent Despite the obvious implications, Bartlett coach Denise Sarna chose the more politically correct answer. "It doesn't matter who we play, as long as we are there," Sarna said. But the Hawks'...
Baseball, Softball Camps Get Kids Ready for Action
Byline: Joshua Welge Daily Herald Staff Writer Here are two words you don't usually hear in the dead of winter: Play ball! But sure enough, it is batter up for the 14th annual Winter Warmup baseball and softball camps Saturday and Feb. 26 at...
BC Hopes Final Showing at Home Is Box Office Hit
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick Daily Herald Sports Writer It's the kind of script movie executives reject out of hand for being too unbelievable, too cliche. Here's the pitch: five senior teammates, all close friends since grade school, fight and...
Bears Figure to Dip into Free-Agent Pool
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer The Bears have far too many needs to be filled solely through the draft, April 23-24, so they're already assessing the prospects for immediate upgrades during the free-agency period, which begins March...
Benefit Dinner Lets You Sample Treats from 40 Different Restaurants
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer Here's what's happening on the Chicago-area dining scene: Special dinners Chef's night: Wheeling's Le Francais, Libertyville's The Tavern, Glenview's The Noodle and Lincolnshire's Bin 36 are...
BG Returns Home with Another Title
Byline: Kimberly Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent Buffalo Grove knew that the opportunity of playing a sectional semifinal on its home court was too good to pass up. So the Bison came out to the Hoffman Estates Class AA regional final on a mission...
BG Storms Past Palatine
Byline: Kimberly Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent Buffalo Grove knew that the opportunity of playing a sectional semifinal on its home court was too good to pass up. So the Bison came out to the Hoffman Estates Class AA regional final on a mission...
Blagojevich's Budget Is Mostly Good News for Suburbs
Byline: Eric Krol Gov. Rod Blagojevich's budget message this week contained good news if you live in the suburbs, more for what wasn't in there than what was. There was no income tax increase. Nor was there a sales tax increase. Neither did the...
Blueprint for Success New Look, Changed Attitude Cement Boiler Room's Place on the Nightspot Scene
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer What you need to know Name: The Boiler Room, 2 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights Area: Northwest suburbs Hours: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and...
Buckley, Burke Do It All Standout All-Around Performers Add to Unique Family Traditions
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Two of the top girls gymnastics teams in the state feature two of the best all-around performers in the state, as is normally the case. And both of them have benefited from having had older sisters,...
By Any Means Necessary No Matter the Rationale Behind This Rerun, 'Malcolm X: Make It Plain' Shouldn't Be Missed
Byline: Ted Cox Daily Herald TV/Radio Columnist At this point, we all realize that Black History Month is an artificial event. Yet it endures - and rightfully so - because, for 28 or 29 days, it gives more than equal time to a people and a vast...
Candidates Debate Tax Incentives
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Gurnee's mayoral and trustee candidates discussed issues such as possible sales-tax incentives and revenue streams at a forum Thursday night. About 75 residents attended the forum at village hall,...
Candidates Have Different Priorities If Tax Hike Passes
Byline: Erica Meltzer Daily Herald Staff Writer The possibility of a failed tax increase cast a shadow over a forum for Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 board candidates. The six candidates, who are seeking four open seats on the board...
Candidates Vie for Elgin Twp. Chief
Q. Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and If so what? What will be your main priority? Doug Johnson: I am running for re-election to complete some...
Can I See Some ID? Antioch, Lakes Using System to Keep Unwanted Visitors Out
Byline: Sheila Ahern Daily Herald Staff Writer Parents who thought their "getting carded" days were over better get ready to show some ID in Antioch and Lake Villa. Whether it's dropping off a left-behind lunch or a forgotten clarinet, all visitors...
Can You Run with the Flyers? eBay Winners Can Play against Semi-Pro Squad
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Is $4,750 too much to pay for a diamond big enough for you and eight friends to stand on? The Schaumburg Flyers baseball team is preparing for a busy final morning of bidding today as amateur teams...
Carmel Converts Another Crown
Byline: Andy Pruski Daily Herald Correspondent As far as sports cliches go, "free throws win games" is about as big as it gets. Thursday's Antioch regional championship game between second- seed Carmel and No. 6 Grant proved why. The Corsairs...
Carmel, Warren Are Primed Sectional Scores Suggest Battle for Third Place, but Both Schools Keep State Title Hopes Alive
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Recent sectional scores have Carmel and Warren set to compete for a state trophy this weekend. But Stevenson, the four-time defending state champion, will not be there as a team. Following the...
Champaign Experience Begins
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent Message-board mania has hit the sport of high school wrestling. Southside Catholic vs. the Southwest Public, Downstate vs. North suburbs. Chat rooms across the state have been filled with chest-thumping...
'Charity' Actor Sweet on Returning to Chicago
Byline: Scott C. Morgan Daily Herald Staff Writer "Sweet Charity" Where: Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago When: Feb. 24 to March 12: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8...
Chelios: Owners Ravaged NHL
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer To no one's surprise, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios has come out firing in the wake of the NHL's canceled season. Chelios aimed his wrath at the owners, even taking a shot at his former...
Church Group Creates Something Good from 9/11
Byline: Mary Jekielek Insprucker Daily Herald Correspondent With death and destruction everywhere, it seemed things could not get worse. However, they did when horror repeated itself, pounding the second tower into the earth. Some would close their...
City Meeting Canceled Due to Officials' D.C. Trip
Byline: Nadia Malik The March 15 Rolling Meadows city council business meeting will be canceled since Mayor Ken Nelson and city manager Tom Melena will be on their way back from Washington, D.C. They will be meeting with new legislators who were...
CLC Gets Payback with Victory over McHenry
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The College of Lake County men's basketball team had payback on its mind Thursday at home against McHenry County College. When the two teams played Jan. 25, McHenry posted a shockingly easy 88-62...
CLC's Jones a Late-Blooming
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent It's hard to imagine now, but College of Lake County sophomore center Aaron Jones did not play basketball in his sophomore year of high school at Waukegan. "I was cut and they asked me to play on...
Clip Artists Motivated Redhawks Breeze Past Waubonsie for Regional Crown
Byline: Stan Goff Daily Herald Correspondent In the lose-or-go-home world of the high school girls basketball playoffs, teams generally don't need much motivation. But that's not to say it doesn't hurt to bring a little extra ammunition along...
Comedy Sequel Can't Mask Stupidity, Unfunny Jokes
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "Son of the Mask" 1/2 out of four Opens today Starring As Jamie Kennedy Tim Avery Alan Cumming Loki Bob Hoskins Odin Ryan Falconer Alvey Avery Liam Falconer Alvey Avery...
Community Needs to Work Together to Prevent Fights
Byline: Barbara F. Erwin Barbara F. Erwin is superintendent of the St. Charles school district. The recent fight between groups of adolescents from St. Charles and Burlington, which resulted in the tragic death of 20-year-old Nicholas Swanson...
Concert Picks
Byline: Mark Guarino Music critic . The Vizitors, 9:30 p.m. today at The Candlestick Maker, 4432 N. Kedzie, Chicago. $10. (773) 463-0158. This show carries historical weight. It celebrates 40 years of the Association for the Advancement of...
Conducting the Peace Miller Proud of Leading Police in Making Elgin a Better Place to Live
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer After 39 years in law enforcement, outgoing Elgin Police Chief William Miller wanted to leave the force much like he came in - patrolling the streets. He shadowed several officers, some during...
Council Sets Aside Funding for Arts Warrenville Aims to Boost Tourism
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Attention area groups - if you have a good idea and a solid business plan to promote the arts within Warrenville, the city might help you pay for it. Warrenville leaders are setting aside $37,500...
County Clerk's Aurora Mayoral Run Hits a Second Snag
Byline: Patrick Waldron It's probably not a stretch to say Kane County Clerk John "Jack" Cunningham's campaign for Aurora mayor has been a bit rocky. Every campaign for a major office has setbacks, but this week Cunningham's campaign hit its...
Creative Name Behind New Coffee Shop
Byline: Kim Mikus The fact that the owner's wife was recently pregnant with their fourth daughter plays a role in the name of a new Arlington Heights coffee shop. What's Your Craving Cafe? opened in December at 2324 E. Rand Road at Camp McDonald...
CSO's 115th Season to Honor Barenboim
Byline: Bill Gowen Daily Herald Classical Music Critic The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will throw a season-long farewell party for Daniel Barenboim beginning in September, when Barenboim begins the last of his 17 years as music director. Barenboim's...
D300, D155 Team Hoping to Make Sectional Waves
Byline: Jen LaPorte Daily Herald Sports Writer This year's Stevenson boys swimming sectional on Saturday promises to be an extremely exciting event as it plays host to the Dundee-Crown/Jacobs co-op team and the District 155 co-op, which both intend...
Dirty Words May Foil Shelf Life Profanity Will Be Factor in Whether to Buy New Material
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer The seven dirty words you can't say on television - and countless other expletives, vulgarities and colorful idioms - now will factor into whether an item joins the Cook Memorial Public Library District's...
Dist. 158 Leaders Step Down Superintendent, Finance Chief Say Little of Tax-Hike Scandal as Board Apologizes
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 02-19-2005: To correct a headline on the front page of Friday's Daily Herald, the Huntley Unit District 158 school board did not publicly apologize Thursday night in regards...
Dist. 203 Program Helps Students Hone Study Skills
Byline: Kari Allen Daily Herald Staff Writer Fourth-grader Alexis Flores leaves Kingsley Elementary School with a weight off her shoulders: Her homework is already done. Alexis is one of 12 students in Kingsley's after-school Study Skills Academy....
Dist. 48 Outlines Options for Referendum Money
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer As Salt Creek Elementary District 48 embarks on its latest attempt at a property tax increase, the board is compiling its wish list. If voters say yes to a request to increase the tax cap levy...
DNR May Regain Employees with Hiring About-Face
Byline: Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer It didn't come as a surprise to learn Governor Rod Blagojevich may have overreacted when he ordered employee cuts in the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The governor is now re-thinking...
Does Huntley Need a Hotel? One Reader Answers 'Yes'
Byline: Lisa Balde The beauty of watching a growing village be built from scratch is getting to critique the progress - and make a few suggestions along the way. Huntley has a long way to go in terms of substantial retail, something the village...
Down-and-Dirty Roller Derby
It's undeniable: Roller derby - that 1970s fad that involved two teams on skates competing (sometimes violently) for points - is back in a major way. It started right here in Chicago in 1935, but came to a sliding halt after the public lost interest...
Drug Court Judge's Critics Slowly Emerging
Byline: Tona Kunz and Adam Kovac Daily Herald Staff Writers A day after the state board that oversees judges announced a complaint against a high-profile Kane County judge, his critics remain mostly unseen. Only one of the five attorneys said...
Dundee Examines Open-Space Use
Q. If you are an incumbent, describe your main contributions. Tell us of important initiatives you've led. If you are not an incumbent, tell us what contributions you would make. Harney: We acquired $3.5 million in grants, more than any board in...
Dundee Twp. Trustee Candidates Share Views
Q. If you are an incumbent, describe your main contributions. Tell us of important initiatives you've led. If you are not an incumbent, tell us what contributions you would make. Behm. I feel as a 24-year elected official in Dundee Township, I am...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Jail expansion plans advance: Will County officials are moving ahead with plans to expand the jail in Joliet. County board members Thursday approved the issuance of $35 million in general obligation bonds that will be used toward the $51.5 million...
East Sophomore Basketball Team Stages Comeback
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent Talk about turnarounds. The St. Charles East sophomore girls' basketball team was 1-10 before Christmas. But the team chose not to wave the white flag. Instead, the Saints went 8-6 the rest of...
Editorials
'No' in District 15; 'yes' for rural fire district Palatine Township District 15 Palatine Township Elementary District 15 provides excellent education. Its students consistently rank high in standardized tests; it earned the prestigious Malcolm...
Editorials
Lake Park incident a sober reminder Rarely is a teenager's misguided judgment on display so publicly and dramatically. Lake Park High School officials were forced to evacuate the Roselle school and send students home for the day Wednesday after...
Editorials
Volunteers should be checked: In light of a Naperville Central volunteer being arrested this week after he was accused of luring a female student into an Internet relationship, some area districts are weighing whether to do more extensive background...
Editorials
'Yes' votes merited for Oak Grove and Gurnee Oak Grove Elementary District 68 Oak Grove Elementary District 68 officials are seeking to raise $1.5 million a year in a tax-increase request on Tuesday's ballot. It is the first time in five years...
Editorials
Experience key in supervisor race Doug Johnson did a yeoman's job in his first term or two of pulling Elgin Township out of a disastrous scandal when his predecessor went to prison for bilking taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Johnson...
Election Judges Important, but Often Overlooked Duty
Byline: Gerard Dziuba When you go to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the primary, consider the election judges. Better yet, consider the people who coordinate and train the election judges. It's not as easy as it looks. And if you don't believe...
Elgin City Council
Three, 4-year terms Jennifer Almanza, 54, director of external relations at Senior Services of Elgin. - Politics: Elgin Image Advisory Committee, 2001. - Top issues: Including senior citizens in the city's future, construction of a permanent...
Elgin Potential, Taxes on Minds of Candidates
Q. Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and if so, what? What will be your main priority? Four-year candidates Almanza. I feel I offer a fresh...
Elgin Twp. Trustee
Republican primary Four, 4-year terms Thomas Conro, 55, administrative assistant and designer at Berkel & Co. from Elgin. - Politics: Gail Borden Library trustee, 2003; Republican precinct committeeman, 2002-present. - Top issues: Bring...
Expect Tight All-Around Competition
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent The competition at this weekend's state meet is expected to be close between Conant and Fremd, and that will likely be reflected in the race for the next all-around champion. Fremd's Mary Burke...
Explore Rec Center Options, North Aurora Candidates Say
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer Providing recreation opportunities to North Aurora residents ranks among the top priorities for village president candidate Mark Guethle, who believes the North Aurora Activity Center remains key...
Family Pitches in at Rita Pia's Pizzeria
Byline: Kim Mikus Brothers Joseph and Anthony Fontanini grew up in the food business and enjoyed watching their mother cook at home. At a young age, they say they knew they wanted to someday own their own restaurant. The brothers, with the...
Feeling the Road Joy of the Journey Spurs Runner to Overcome Obstacles
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer "I really don't care about how I place. My goal is to finish, have fun and not fall down." Nita Kay LeMay There are days when Chicago-area temperatures may feel like an arctic blast. Luckily...
Finding Revenue Is High Priority Hoffman Hopefuls Disagree on How
Byline: Joseph Ryan Daily Herald Staff Writer Hoffman Estates' candidates for village trustee all say bringing more businesses to town will help cure recent budget ills that have led to tax hikes and program cuts. Yet, they don't agree on how...
Finding Right Slogan Can Add Incentive Mottos Help Teams Focus on Particular Goal
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer At the beginning of the 2004-05 season, Rosary was looking for a team motto. It didn't take too long for junior Elyse VanBogaert to recall the term, "It's a family thing," which was said many...
First Bulls Game an Awesome Experience
Byline: Dayvon Ellis Editor's Note: Larkin junior Dayvon Ellis offers his thoughts today about attending his first Bulls game as well as a look at the Royals' upcoming weekend. A friend offered me a ticket, so I went to my first professional...
Five Minutes with ... Principal Jessica Lombard
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald Correspondent Jessica Lombard is ready to come home, for good. Lombard graduated from Huntley High School in 1990, when the senior class had just 46 students. Now, she's ready to begin mentoring and leading...
Flawed 'Rory' Sentimentalizes Characters with Disabilities
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "Rory O'Shea Was Here" out of four Opens today Starring As James McAvoy Rory O'Shea Steven Robertson Michael Connolly Ramola Garai Siobhan Gerard McSorley Michael's Dad Brenda...
Former Bodybuilder Uses His Muscle to Train for Triathlon
Byline: Ron Skrabacz At only 29 years of age, you might say that Corey Honore is a physical fitness Renaissance man. Then again, maybe he just loves to compete. Honore has always tried to stay physically fit, a goal that helped him become a record-setting...
Forward(s) March in Lake Zurich Parade
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw You would think that two 6-foot-4 guys would be tough to miss. Yet, in their quest to solve the headache-inducing dilemma that is Lake Zurich's spectacular backcourt of Mike Kolze and Austin Scott, many teams seem...
Foxmoor Residents at Home in Natural Setting
Byline: Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent Price range: $219,900 to $369,900 Age of homes: 20 years old Schools: Algonquin Road Elementary and Fox River Grove Middle schools in Fox River Grove Elementary District 3, and Cary-Grove High...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Hampshire sets hearings: Hampshire trustees on Thursday approved public hearing dates for two major developments that could bring an industrial park and 2,700 homes to town. Both hearings will take place at Hampshire Elementary School, 321 Terwilliger...
French Chefs Set Sights on Future in America
Byline: Joanmarie Wermes Two young French chefs, Aurelien Vincent and Giovanni Barriteau, have dreams, inspirations and aspirations for their careers, one hoping to influence "a match with food and wine" and the other planning to own a fast-food...
Funeral Today for Girl with Heart Condition
Byline: Jack Komperda and Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writers Brittany Valene should have celebrated her ninth birthday Thursday with family and classmates at Heritage Lakes Elementary School. The Carol Stream girl known for her charisma...
Geneva Gears Up for Critical Stretch Vikings Hope to Break out of Mini-Slump against Several Challenging Opponents
Byline: Dave Heun Daily Herald Correspondent It's tough for a Class AA basketball team not to look ahead on its schedule at this time of year. Conference championships are at stake in the final two regular-season weekends and all of the teams know...
Geneva Residents Say They Favor Natural Setting at Forest Preserve
Byline: John Johnston Daily Herald Correspondent When considering the two plans for the 580-acre Prairie Green nature preserve, most Geneva residents who came to an open workshop at city hall Thursday took a 'less is more' approach. The city...
Georganne
Georganne Gibson Channer of Inverness A memorial visitation for Georganne Gibson Channer (nee Dunshee), 79, will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. Georganne will rest with her...
Golden Eagles Do It Again Dahlseng Leads Jacobs to Title
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer Losing out on the Fox Valley Conference championship became a distant memory for Jacobs' girls basketball team Thursday night. Senior Amanda Dahlseng scored a career-high 19 points and Jacobs thwarted...
Goodness and Gracious Regular Folks Live Lives with Hearts of Gold
Byline: Erica Meltzer Daily Herald Staff Writer Several hundred people will gather Saturday at European Crystal Banquets in Arlington Heights to honor people whose efforts - both large and small - have made the town a better place. The 2005 Hearts...
Governor Pushes Pension Change
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor SPRINGFIELD - Pressed for cash and trying to improve the bottom line, executives in state capitols and corporate boardrooms are increasingly eyeing employees' pensions. Here, Gov. Rod...
Gymnastics Coach Nears End of Routine
Byline: David Oberhelman For Neil Krupicka it's been all about Hinsdale - namely Hinsdale Central - most of his adult life. A 1967 graduate of the school, he met his wife, Cindy, there, started teaching physical education there, then coaching....
Hawkins in No Hurry to Find out His Role
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. -LaTroy Hawkins wasn't sounding picky Thursday when it came time to talk about his role for this season. "Whatever is going to help this team win," he said. "I was more comfortable doing...
Hellacious Thriller Potent Imagery Compensates for Dopey Script, Thin Characters
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "Constantine" out of four Opens today Starring As Keanu Reeves John Constantine Rachel Weisz Angela Dodson Tilda Swinton Gabriel Shia LaBeouf Chaz Pruitt Taylor Vince Father...
Here Are Ideas for Things to Do, Whatever the Weather
Byline: Diane Ayers The snow has finally melted in our front yard, and it looks like winter is behind us. Sure. I know as soon as I say that in print, we're pretty much guaranteed another snow storm. But this week, I have hope that the worst...
Here's How to Sign Up Your Youngster for Kindergarten
Byline: Sue Ter Maat Elk Grove Township School District 59 says it's time to sign up the little ones for kindergarten. Registration hours are 4 to 7 p.m. March 11 at all 11 of the district's elementary schools. Children who turn 5 on or before...
Hey, How about Putting a Bridge under a Bridge on the Tollway?
Byline: Amy Mack What's that about how the more things change, the more they stay the same? East Dundee resident Peter Ropinski called after last week's plea for frustrated commuters to unite in our request for traffic relief. The longtime...
Hockey Finding a Niche
Byline: Stephen Parker Daily Herald Correspondent In mid-January Lake Park's hockey club played a game against Wheaton West in what would normally be a typical Sunday night high school hockey affair at Center Ice in Glen Ellyn. What made this...
How Strict Is Palatine Guide? Hopefuls Debate Intent of Downtown Plan
Byline: Michael Puente Daily Herald Staff Writer For some, Palatine's Downtown Land Use Guide is just that - a guide or tool for planning purposes for future development, not a hard-and-fast document that doesn't allow city planners room to maneuver....
Huntley Grad Kalsow Breaks UW-SP Scoring Record
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent Huntley graduate Jason Kalsow had a record-breaking career in high school. And he's enjoyed more of the same at the collegiate level. Kalsow became the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's...
Huskies' Victory vs. Neuqua Well Worth the Wait Naperville N. to Meet Naperville C. in Sectional Semifinals
Byline: Dennis Van Milligen Daily Herald Correspondent Naperville North coach Jeff Burke thought the most difficult thing he would have to deal with Thursday night was the suffocating full-court defense of Neuqua Valley. Instead, it was the prolonged...
Indelwood Makes Successful Return
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent When sophomore forward/center Candace Indelwood reflects on her career at Harper College, she still fondly recalls her first game. "It was really exciting to wear a jersey again," she said. "That...
Inverness President Defends Position Challenger Points to Communications, Spending as Key Issues
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer In the race for Inverness village president, candidates are at odds over how information is relayed to residents and how village money should be spent. During an interview Thursday with a representative...
It's Cold outside, but It's Time to Register for Palatine's Summer Camps
Byline: Melissa Hollander There's still some snow on the ground and frost on the windows. Spring is definitely not in the air. So, it must be time to start thinking about ... summer camp. Yes, I know, it's a little strange but true. Registration...
It's Knights' Turn to Shine Kaneland Rallies in 4th Quarter to Avenge Last Year's Regional Loss
Byline: Christine Bolin Daily Herald Sports Writer Kaneland was so excited it won its first regional title under coach Dennis Hansen that the Knights walked off the court before claiming their plaque. Once the Knights realized what they did,...
It's Up to You to Pick the Candidates, So Vote in Tuesday's Primary
Byline: Joseph Ryan This is one of your last reminders. Clear a few minutes out of your schedule Tuesday and plan to cast a ballot in this year's Hoffman Estates trustee primary. Seven candidates are vying for three board seats. On Tuesday, the...