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 3, 2005

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$1.9 Million for Homeless A Safe Place, Shields Township among Nine Agencies to Receive Federal Grant
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer Nine Lake County agencies that strive to help local homeless people will split a $1.9 million federal grant. The money will help fund a variety of projects, including efforts that focus on homeless...
A Classic, but a Tough Loss Young Outlasts Bartlett 53-51
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer It might not have been Redbird Arena on the first Saturday of March, but it sure did feel like it. And if they play again, it will be the first Saturday in March at Redbird Arena, possibly with a...
Addison Trail Stymied by North Stars' Pressure
Byline: Chris Cuitino Daily Herald Correspondent Addison Trail went into the locker room at halftime of its game at St. Charles North Wednesday feeling pretty good about being down 29-25, because the Blazers had committed 14 turnovers against the...
Angelic Spokeswoman Author Says Your Guadian Angels Can Help You Solve Problems
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Having trouble following your New Year's resolution? Feeling alone and hopeless - more than just the winter blues? Then a visit to the West Chicago Public Library Tuesday night might help you...
As Angler and Educator, Spence Petros Has No Peer
Byline: Mike Jackson I dug out voluminous pages of notes I've taken over a 30-year period of the times I've been with Spence Petros. For me, it's like reading an encyclopedia of fishing nuts and bolts. And every frayed, dog-eared page oozes with...
At 300, Stately Oak Faces Ax Tree Stands in Way of Naperville Developer
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Among downtown Naperville's oldest residents is a long-limbed, statuesque beauty. Despite standing for three centuries on Benton Avenue, her days may be numbered. The majestic burr oak tree...
A Wealth of Online Boating Information
Byline: Harry Swieca Not too many years ago, the only source of information about boating came from word of mouth, builders' ads and by talking with the people at the dealers. As a fledgling service tech, my only real source for technical information...
Big Hollow Referendum Not Dead Long-Term
Byline: Scott Ray Daily Herald Staff Writer Big Hollow school officials have decided against asking homeowners for a tax increase in April. But the district might not have that luxury next year as expenditures begin to exceed revenues and more...
Board Backs Windmill Proposal
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer A 35-foot windmill may soon be sticking up in the middle of downtown Fox River Grove. The village's zoning board of appeals Wednesday night unanimously endorsed a proposal for a 35-foot windmill...
Boards Reach Deal on White Pines Water
Byline: Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Writer Five months of court battles pitting the Bensenville village board against the local park board have come to an end as officials signed off on an agreement to keep water flowing to White Pines Golf...
Boeing Sees Earnings Take Dive
Byline: Daily Herald news services Chicago-based Boeing Co.' s fourth-quarter earnings sank 84 percent but the aerospace giant impressed Wall Street on Wednesday by forecasting a big jump in commercial airplane deliveries next year, reflecting a...
Bulls Coming Back to Earth Two-Game Skid Doesn't Concern Skiles, but Poor Play of Late Does
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer During the first six years of Bulls' rebuilding, a two-game losing streak was good news. That is, it was much better than a 10- or 12-game losing skid. Now, consecutive losses are cause for alarm....
Butterflies, Fairies Up for Grabs in Latest United Way Campaign
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer The stars of Naperville United Way's next public art display - including a mushroom playhouse, fairy bench and hanging butterfly - are officially up for grabs. A dozen sponsors already have signed...
Central, Northwest Stars Finish in 6-6 Tie
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent The Northwest Division all-star team was in a good position to win headed into the third period of their game against the Metro Central all-star squad. The Metro Northwest had built a 6-3 advantage...
Commission Questions Arena
Byline: Fernando Diaz Daily Herald Staff Writer The first public opposition to a proposed 12,000-seat arena in Hoffman Estates came from an unlikely source Wednesday at a meeting of the village's economic development commission. George Moser,...
Conant Trying to Reach Potential
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent The most interesting thing about Conant's gymnastics team's performance at its own regional Wednesday was not the 148.1 point total. The most interesting thing was that, even though that was one...
Coultrap Kids Find Creative Ways to Aid a Charity
Byline: Garrett Ordower When one organization asks you for money, you might give. When two ask, you might give to both, but a little less than planned. But pretty soon, solicitations are ignored. Envelopes aren't opened. Phone calls aren't...
Council Disruption Could Lead to Charges
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer A local builder is being investigated for disorderly conduct after being escorted out of a Naperville City Council meeting by police. Capt. Robert Marshall said the investigation into Tuesday evening's...
County Wants to Raise Liquor License Fees
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer Kane County would raise the price restaurants, bars, liquor stores and other businesses must pay annually for liquor licenses under a plan recommended Wednesday by a county board panel. For most...
Court Rules against Barrington Hills in Development Fight
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer A state appeals court has rejected Barrington Hills' efforts to block a Dallas developer from removing 386 acres from the village's borders and clearing the way for the builder to approach McHenry...
Cracks in Deck Puzzle Batavia Parking Structure Needs a Deeper Inspection
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 02-04-2005: To correct a story in Thursday's paper, H.W. Lochner did not design nor build a parking deck in Batavia. The Chicago firm was hired to inspect it. ***** ...
Crystal Lake OKs New Hospital
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer Before members of Crystal Lake's city council voted 6-0 late Tuesday night to let Mercy Health Systems build a hospital at Route 31 and Three Oaks Road, they listened to a pair of arguments. One...
Des Plaines Welcomes New Resident Marisol
Byline: Ames Boykin Little Marisol Luna caused a big stir this week because her family fled a Chicago neighborhood for Des Plaines. The story of Marisol, an American Girl-brand doll that tells the tale of a 10-year-old Mexican-American girl,...
Dist. 214 Glad Village Eased Tax Deal's Pain
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer A plan to add 13 years to a Mount Prospect tax increment financing district is sitting well with the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 board, even as its members draft a statement that generally...
District 158 Budget Fix Only Temporary
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writer The voter-approved tax hike that sparked a furor in Huntley School District 158 will put the district on surer financial footing this year, according to numbers released Wednesday. But the numbers...
Ditka Gives His View on Owens
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE - Former Bears coach Mike Ditka had plenty on his mind Wednesday, and he was happy to share. Asked about the trash talking of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell, who belittled...
Dixieland Is Coming to Palatine
Byline: Michael Puente In the mood for some authentic Dixieland jazz? Then you better head on over to Durty Nellie's in Palatine this Saturday. That's where the Sinful Saints are playing. One of the members of the band is 64-year-old Mary...
Does Winning Change Misfits, or Do Teams Figure It out First?
Byline: Mike Imrem JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -Corey Dillon and Terrell Owens, the allegedly troubled ones, fit in so well with new teams this season that it makes you wonder. Like, maybe the Cubs could have traded Sammy Sosa to only three places, one...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Park leaders net awards: Two Warrenville Park District officials have won awards from the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. Kathy Ochromowicz, superintendent of recreation, received the Professional Recognition Award. Diane Dillow, executive...
ECC Hosts 'Grand' Piano Concert
Byline: David Ferrara Daily Herald Correspondent Perhaps, like most people, you typically think of a piano performance as a solo event. Strike that. Imagine a stage packed with pianos - baby grands, grands, concert grands - stacked on risers...
Editorials
Ease college textbook sticker shock Twenty to 25 years ago, you could find four-year public colleges and universities where the tuition was $1,200 a year. Today, that is almost the price of college textbooks alone. The Illinois Board of Higher...
Ela Township Takes Step to Buy Land
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Ela Township has signed a contract to purchase nearly 17 acres for a park with athletic fields at a cost of $2.85 million. The unincorporated land is off Route 22 and Telser Road across from...
Eugene M. Amann
Eugene M. Amann a lifetime resident of Round Lake A funeral Mass for Eugene M. Amann, 79, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Joseph's Church, 114 N. Lincoln Ave., Round Lake. The Rev. Don Lund will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary...
Excitement Level Grows for Novak
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer Before hitting the recruiting trail this season, Northern Illinois' coaches glanced at their most recent batch of freshmen and began to play the match game. The Huskies needed defensive backs...
Ex-General Says U.S. Is Real Target of Insurgents
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer In retired Army Brigadier Gen. Nick Halley's view, the real target of the Iraqi insurgents is the American people. Halley, who led artillery and rocket forces in the first Gulf War, will elaborate...
Exposure Suspect Arrested Before
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 02-09-2005: To correct a recent series of articles on a man accused of wandering naked around Neuqua Valley High School, Bryan S. Kane, lives at 3027 Crystal Rock Road in Naperville....
Fixing an Education 'Travesty' Leaders Hope to Loosen No Child Left Behind
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer Illinois lawmakers will push the legal limits of the No Child Left Behind Act with three proposed changes that could make it easier for school districts to meet the federal requirements. A group...
Forecast Calls for Six More Weeks of Ice Fishing
Byline: Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer Sorry to hear Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, saw his shadow. That's supposed to mean we'll have at least six more weeks of winter. On the bright side, that also could mean...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Fermilab open house: Fermilab will have a family open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13, offering tours of two of its accelerators, talks with physicists and a liquid-nitrogen show. The open house at the Batavia high- energy physics laboratory is free,...
Fremd Sticks with Spartans
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Glenbrook North unwittingly got caught up in its own first- quarter trap in Wednesday night's nonconference game with visiting Fremd. The ninth-ranked Class AA team in the state by the Associated...
Gavin Referendum Hits Snag
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer An attempt by Gavin School District 37 residents to put an advisory referendum on the April 5 ballot hit a stumbling block this week. Ron SaLee, head of the community group Citizens United for a Responsible...
Gilberts-Area Residents Knock Revamped Neumann Plan
Byline: Lisa Balde Daily Herald Staff Writer It was deja vu all over again. Just like they did in the fall, more than 50 local residents on Wednesday filed into Liberty School in Carpentersville to contest Warrenville-based Neumann Homes' subdivision...
Golden Fossils on Display at Lizzadro Museum
Byline: Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writer Any fossils will offer a glimpse of the earth's ancient history. But the fossils currently on exhibit at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art are something really special. Bundenbach's Golden...
Governor to Back Third Airport Plans Blagojevich Sides with Congressman; It's Uncertain If He Will Support Daley
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor SPRINGFIELD - Today Gov. Rod Blagojevich will back plans for a South suburban airport proposal being pushed by Elk Grove Village and Bensenville leaders. But what remains unclear is...
Griffin Reaches 1,000 as D-C Nabs Victory
Byline: Kurt Steidl Daily Herald Correspondent At the tail end of a 9-2 run late in the second quarter that re- ignited Dundee-Crown's offense, Chargers' senior Erin Griffin hit a short jumper with 18 seconds left in the half. With the basket,...
Griffin Took the Road Less Traveled
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Bulls swingman Adrian Griffin was back at his college home when the Bulls played New Jersey on Tuesday. Griffin attended Seton Hall from 1992-96, which might seem like an odd destination considering...
Gronau Hits 1,000 in Spartans' 3-Point Win
Byline: Henry Perez Daily Herald Correspondent For a while it looked like playing a solid, steady game would lead to a comfortable win for Aurora University over Rockford College. But comfort hasn't come easy for the Spartans this season, and...
Groundhog Day Repeats for Fans Again
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer They came by the hundreds. Some took off work and missed school. Many traveled for miles. A few even called the five days of celebration surrounding Woodstock Willie and his Groundhog Day weather...
Groups Take Musical Trip to South Pole
Byline: Susan Dibble Daily Herald Staff Writer Concert goers will be transported to exotic lands this weekend when the North Central College Women's Chorale joins the DuPage Symphony Orchestra. The centerpiece of the "Discover the Discoverers"...
Gurnee Bank Returns with Expansion Proposal
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Gurnee Community Bank formally resumed its controversial attempt Wednesday to win permission to build a new facility in a flood- prone area of the village. About 100 spectators attended Wednesday's...
Have No Fear, Sammy No Longer Here
Byline: Barry Rozner Lest you worry that Sammy Sosa is suddenly cursed with self- awareness, or has found humility in getting run out of town, or has encountered shame while turning from hero to villain in mere hours, you can rest easy. The man...
Healthy Foods on Menu at Sunny Hill
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer While cupcakes are still an option for students during parties at Sunny Hill School, staff members say more kids are opting for healthier snacks thanks to a new state-supported program. The Carpentersville...
He Does Something about Annoying TVs. His Gadget Shuts 'Em Down
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer Mitch Altman and his friends were at a bar having a few drinks. They weren't watching the TV in the corner of the room. Yet, instinctively, their eyes kept drifting toward its flashing images and...
Home Show Has Products and Projects of All Sizes
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald Correspondent With the weather chilly outside, many people are choosing to hibernate in their homes until spring. This weekend, The Old House New House Home Show at Pheasant Run will give you ideas on how...
Hope Throws a Curve at Timothy
Byline: Dave Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer So much for scouting reports. Timothy Christian scouted Hope twice before their Class A matchup Wednesday night. Both times Hope played zone defense. So what kind of defense did Hope throw at...
Horse Rides on Whose Land? Forest Officials Say They Shouldn't Be on Theirs
Byline: Rob Olmstead Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 02-04-2005: Cook County Commissioner Gregg Goslin's name was misspelled in Thursday's Daily Herald. ***** The Barrington Riding Center on Bateman Road is one of the top...
How TIF Extension Would Help Mount Prospect
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer Mount Prospect officials say that if they are given 13 more years to upgrade their downtown, they would add two new parcels to the redevelopment area. Both properties - the struggling Central Plaza...
Huntley's Tough 'D' Not Enough to Beat Lake Zurich
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent Huntley's defense put the clamps on Lake Zurich, holding the visiting Bears to 14 second-half points. But the Red Raiders couldn't come up with enough offense to mount a comeback. As a result, the...
Huskies Respond Pep Talk Spurs Naperville N. to Regional Title
Byline: Stan Goff Daily Herald Correspondent There are no customary halftimes in gymnastics meets, but that's not to say coaches can't give pep talks at the midway point. Halfway through Wednesday's Naperville North regional, Huskies coach Chris...
If Piercings Are OK at 18, Why Not Tattoos?
Byline: Mike Riopell Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - After eight years of inking bodies at his suburban tattoo studio, Lon Copley has some advice. "You don't put your girlfriend's name on you at 18," he says. Teenagers may have to...
Illini Appreciate a Day off during 'Dog Days'
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer No wonder Deron Williams declared the prospects of a basketball- free day to be a good thing. After top-ranked Illinois crushed No. 12 Michigan State on Tuesday night in East Lansing, Mich.,...
Jacobs Stays in Hunt in FVC
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent It seemed like it was either feast or famine for the Jacobs girls basketball team Wednesday night. Jacobs, which made 7 of its first 10 shots in jumping out to a 16-7 lead, missed its next 12 shots...
JCC Gets OK to Expand Its Operation
Byline: Steve Zalusky It may not bring in retail sales taxes to Buffalo Grove, but it should produce its fair share of community benefit. The JCC at Woodland Commons will get the expansion it requested from the Buffalo Grove village board. ...
Keep Abreast of Downtown Developments at 'Daybreak'
Byline: Sammi King Are you afraid to walk downtown? Are you worried that you'll have to scale high snow drifts and maneuver through snowy walkways? To keep our downtown accessible the city has taken over the responsibility of keeping the walks...
Leaders Push Rt. 45 Widening
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer Widening a 5-mile stretch of Route 45 through Vernon Hills is on the road planning horizon, but village officials say the project should be on a much faster track. The need to improve Route 45 from...
Libertyville Hosting First Winter Frolic Festival
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer Merchants and volunteers in downtown Libertyville plan to break the post-holiday doldrums this weekend with the community's first Winter Frolic. Snow likely will still cover the ground, but the...
Lisle Candidates for Mayor Debate Issues
Byline: Michael Wamble Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 02-04-2005: To correct a headline in some Thursday editions, a forum held in Lisle on Tuesday was for village board candidates. ***** Downtown development, yes. Meijer,...
Local School a Big Winner
Byline: Kwame Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer St. Alphonsus Liguori School in Prospect Heights was presented Wednesday night with the nation's top award for excellence in education by the U.S. Department of Education. The parochial school...
Long Grove Panel OKs Plan for Menards
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer Long Grove is well on its way to getting a big box on its doorstep. The package contains a 162,340-square-foot Menards Home Improvement Center and more retail on six outlots, all on 36 acres at...
Makeover of City Logo Discussed
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville has changed drastically in the past 30 years. Mary Lou Wehrli thinks the city's logo should change right along with the times. "It would be something I would hope the (city) council...
Man Guilty in Fatal Crash Case Put Fetal Homicide Law in the Spotlight
Byline: Adam Kovac Daily Herald Staff Writer An Algonquin man was convicted Wednesday in the death of a 31- year-old mother and her unborn son, ending a legal battle that saw challenges to Illinois' fetal homicide law and the accuracy of drug testing....
Man Held in Church Fires Carol Stream Resident's Call Leads to Arrest
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer After being repeatedly harassed, a Carol Stream resident called police this week to report a suspicious person outside his home. The tip sparked the arrest of a 23-year-old West Chicago...
Man to Bike to Texas for a Good Cause
Byline: Emily Krone The 1,300-mile trek is an incongruous confluence: a death- defiant statement to benefit terminally sick kids. It's a 51-year-old man saying "advanced heart disease didn't stop me" and a little boy who said "I'm dying, and...
Memories Are Made of This Kids, Parents Put Best Foot Forward for Date Night at Schools, Parks
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Talk about Saturday Night Fever. Five years after Prospect High School held its first daddy-daughter dance, the event has exploded in popularity. Where they drew 80 people the first year out,...
Meson Sabika Raises $21,843 to Help Survivors of Tsunami Rebuild
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Meson Sabika in Naperville pulled in $21,843 during its two-day charity drive last month for the Tsunami Relief Fund at World Vision. Nearly $18,000 was collected for special dinners served at the restaurant. The rest was...
Montini Wakes Up Sleeping Trojans
Byline: Daily Herald Reports For one half on Wednesday, Montini gave Timothy Christian a scare, with the shorter Broncos getting the ball inside and pounding the glass in building a 21-18 halftime lead. Then the giants woke up. The Trojans'...
Mt. Prospect Honors Its 'All-Star' Police Team
Byline: Matt Arado The Mount Prospect Police Department took some time this week to honor, as Chief Richard Eddington put it, "our own all-star team." Eddington handed out the annual Officer of the Year award during Tuesday's village board meeting...
Museum May Be Forced to Close SciTech Needs to Raise $250,000 to Keep Doors Open
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Already operating with a skeletal crew, SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora is facing the most dire funding crisis in its 15 years: Raise a quarter-million dollars by August or be forced to shut down....
Mustangs Earn Sweep of Pats
The Mundelein girls basketball team's offense never got untracked at home Wednesday night, but the Mustangs weren't complaining. After all, season sweeps over Stevenson are cause for celebration not consternation. Stingy defense and just enough...
NCC Teacher Wants to Share Chinese Traditions
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer As the second youngest of 10 children, Annie Liu was used to hand-me-downs. Except on New Year's Day. Sticking with tradition, she and her siblings all received new clothes, including new socks...
Neither Happy nor Sad, Cubs Says It's Time to Move On
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer The mood at Wrigley Field on Wednesday was neither festive nor funereal. The Cubs has just relieved their biggest off-season headache by trading wayward right fielder Sammy Sosa to the Baltimore...
Neuqua's Rainmakers Special Effects Experts at It Again in 'The Diviners'
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer They've brought fire, snow and flying monkeys to the Neuqua Valley High School stage. Now the Naperville school's theater directors are outdoing themselves once again with their latest show, James...
New Coach Avoids First-Year Disaster
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer This time around, Charlie Weis' recruiting class at Notre Dame gets to be graded on a curve. Next time around, experts expect Weis' recruiting class to grade out as a home run. "All things...
Newcomers Set Pressure Gauge at Low Hairston Jr., Burnitz Not Overwhelmed about Replacing Slammin' Sammy
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Jerry Hairston Jr. forever will be known as the man the Cubs got for Sammy Sosa. As it stands now, Jeromy Burnitz will be the man who replaces future Hall of Famer Sosa in right field. Neither...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Fire damages empty building: A small electrical fire Thursday caused only minor damages in an unoccupied building at 145 N. McHenry in Buffalo Grove. Bartlett and Arlington Heights firefighters responded to the call at 5 p.m. and quickly doused...
NU Recruiting Tool: 'We're Just Different'
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer Northwestern's apparent hop in recruiting could result as much from self-awareness as from victories on the field. Head coach Randy Walker doesn't flush in shame when he tells recruits they won't...
Nursery Owner Praises the Use of Native Plants
A quick chat with a Naperville newsmaker Connor Shaw, owner and founder of Possibility Place Nursery in Monee, speaks to groups to educate people so they can make better choices and thereby have better gardening experiences. His nursery specializes...
One Man's Junk Is . . . . . . Not a Treasure for Neighborhood near Antioch
Byline: Sara Faiwell Daily Herald Staff Writer Just call it a good, old-fashioned neighborhood feud. Joe Dopp spearheaded a petition drive in the Volk Brothers subdivision near Antioch about a neighbor he claims has too much junk on his property....
Other Schools Nominated for Blue Ribbons
Byline: Nadia Malik Daily Herald Staff Writer Steadily climbing test scores, culminating in some of the highest in the state, helped qualify Thomas Dooley School in Schaumburg and Marion Jordan School in Palatine for the annual "No Child Left Behind"...
Park District to Deliver Brochures This Weekend
Byline: Joseph Ryan The Hoffman Estates Park District is re-embracing door-to-door delivery for the spring camps program guide after an initial failure. In the winter of 2003, the district hired a company to deliver its hefty book of programs...
Pats' Harrison Makes His Presence Known
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -New England Patriots strong safety Rodney Harrison was too much of a realist, even back in the days when he was a star player at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, to...
Peachy Dancing, Juicy Subplot Larkin Students Fuzz Jazz, Ballet in 'James and the Giant Peach'
Byline: David Ferrara Daily Herald Correspondent The peach is not real. But the grace on stage is. For the past five months, the 34 students performing in Larkin High School's "Bring a Book to Life" production of "James and the Giant Peach" have...
Plan Aims to Speed Up Courts
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer In a fresh attempt to move more defendants through Kane County's crowded court system and jail, the chief judge Wednesday said a single courtroom would be set aside to swiftly deal with non- violent...
Planners Still Undecided on Condos
Byline: Jason King Daily Herald Staff Writer A recommendation from the Round Lake Park plan commission on a proposed condominium and retail development will likely come next week. During a meeting Wednesday, plan commission members discussed...
Plans Discussed for Downtown Addison
Byline: Henry Stuttley Daily Herald Staff Writer Residents, business owners and village officials in Addison took the first step Wednesday in their plans to develop a viable downtown. The Hitchcock Design Group, a consulting firm working on the...
Police Reports
Carpentersville - A Carpentersville man was arrested on a drug charge at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday near Route 25 and Lake Marion Road, police said. Delfino Conejo, 21, of 104 Caddy Ave., was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Conejo had...
Police Reports
Batavia - Two 19-year-old Batavia men were arrested at 5:05 p.m. Sunday on a charge of possession of marijuana on the 1900 block of McKee Street, according to police reports. Jacob Bucklaew of 214 Walnut St. and Chad Mabbs of 510 N. River St. are...
Prosecutor: Police Shooting Justified
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer Crystal Lake police were justified in firing 22 shots into a pickup truck at the end of a high-speed chase Nov. 16, fatally wounding the driver who earlier that night threatened to kill any officer...
Republican Objects to Own Party's April Ballot
Byline: Michael Puente Daily Herald Staff Writer A fellow Republican wants to have the nine people elected in last month's Palatine Township Republican Caucus thrown off the April 5 ballot, citing irregularities and disenfranchisement at the proceedings....
Ruth Setzer Colburn
Ruth Setzer Colburn of Arlington Heights Services for Ruth Setzer Colburn, 89, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, at the Lutheran Home, 800 West Oakton, Arlington Heights. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the Lutheran Home. Born Jan. 26,...