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 July 28, 2010

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35 and Counting
It's had to imagine what Naperville might be like without the Mosers, the Fredenhagens, the farm families, the veterans and the volunteers who changed the face of the community with their vision, their spirit and their drive. Surely the city would...
A Garden of Give and Take
Byline: Sheila Ahern sahern@dailyherald.com Two years ago Bill and Matt Petersen borrowed the South Church's garden to see if their new solar-powered irrigation system could sustain 20 rows of vegetables. "It spoke to the little kid in me," said...
Alert Resident to Thank for Arrests in Burglaries
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com Four teen boys accused of burglarizing nearly a dozen unlocked vehicles in western Batavia last weekend are in jail, police said, thanks to an alert resident. Christopher A. Rogers, 17, of...
American Indian Cuisine at Home
Byline: Marialisa Calta Newspaper Enterprise Association Some people return from vacation talking about the museums they visited. Some critique the theater, ballet and concerts they attended. Some regale you with tales of white water rafting or...
American Takes Control of BP amid Turmoil
Byline: Harry R. Weber and Jane Wardell Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- The American picked to lead oil giant BP as it struggles to restore its finances and oil spill-stained reputation pledged Tuesday that his company will remain committed to the...
Another School District Opts for Wind Turbine Cooperative
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Few issues proved as divisive over the past few years in Hanover Park as talk about erecting a wind turbine at Greenbrook School. But residents who threw out terms like "visual pollution" and "property...
Antioch Plans Benefit for Badly Hurt Marine
Byline: Paul Biasco pbiasco@dailyherald.com As Marine Cpl. John Peck fights in his recovery from near-fatal injuries suffered in Afghanistan, the Antioch community is continuing its support by planning a fundraising concert. "We are trying to...
Art Explosion Second Annual Festival Adds Movable Feast of Music, Food and Performance
Byline: Andrew Steckling asteckling@dailyherald.com Downtown Elgin will transform into a European walkabout of food, art and entertainment this weekend as the Art and Soul on the Fox makes its triumphant return after a successful stint with the...
Arts and Crafts Sept. 11-12 Oct. 23 Nov. 6
Jewelry Faire: The fourth annual Jewelry Faire to benefit Anderson Animal Shelter will be held during Festival of the Vine in Geneva. On Saturday, Sept. 11, there will be a preview event from 10 to 11 a.m. Admission is $10. The main event will be...
Art's History New Book Details Century Walk and Its Homage to Naperville's Past
Byline: Jessica Cilella jcilella@dailyherald.com There's a new path residents and art lovers everywhere can follow to see the 35 murals, mosaics and sculptures that make up downtown Naperville's Century Walk. Jini Leeds Clare is the creator of...
A Welcome Tool for Open Government
The new website on lobbying announced by the Cook County clerk's office Tuesday will not by itself eliminate the influence of moneyed interests on a county government with a reputation for backroom deals. But it's a nice start. The website, cookcountyclerk.com/ethics/lobbyistsonline,...
Batavia Park Board Puts Rec Center on Ballot
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com A referendum about borrowing money for a Batavia recreation center will go on the Nov. 2 ballot. The park board unanimously certified the question presented by petitioners and directed the...
Bengals Take a Gamble by Signing Owens
Byline: Associated Press A year after they were featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks," the Cincinnati Bengals have scripted their own reality show. T.O. and Ocho. Two self-conscious stars, one NFL team. How will they fit? How will it work? Which...
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Frederick W. Biermann lifelong resident of Mount Prospect The funeral service for Frederick W. Biermann will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. John Lutheran Church, 3020 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, where he will lie in state from 10 a.m. until...
Big Hurt's Big Day
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com White Sox general manager Kenny Williams has been in the news much of the season for not playing nice with manager Ozzie Guillen. Well, any rift between Williams and Guillen pales in comparison to the...
Blagojevich Girls Coming to Court Sparks Debate
Byline: Caryn Rousseau Associated Press Writer A visibly upset Amy Blagojevich fell into her mother's arms during a break in closing arguments at her father's corruption trial on Tuesday. The day before, her 7-year-old sister Annie clutched their...
Bulls Haven't Closed Door on McGrady Joining Team
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com The Bulls still have interest in signing seven-time all-star Tracy McGrady, but they want some assurances that he's serious about accepting any role that helps the team win. Specifically, the Bulls...
Campaign Disclosure Bill Hits Wall
Byline: David Espo Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans blocked legislation imposing new restrictions on political activity by special interest groups Tuesday, likely dealing a fatal blow to a drive by the White House and congressional...
Campton Hills Looks at Village Hall Options
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com Campton Hills officials are exploring the possibility of buying a permanent home for village hall, but Village President Patsy Smith says such a move would be premature. "Until our state...
Campton Hills Weighs Options on Village Hall
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com Campton Hills officials are exploring the possibility of buying a permanent home for village hall, but Village President Patsy Smith says such a move would be premature. "Until our state is...
Can Dist. 200 Wait to Sell Hubble Site?
Byline: Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com Facing the likelihood that it could be years before most developers can even consider the idea of redeveloping the former Hubble Middle School site, Wheaton officials say the owner of the downtown...
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James R. Carlson James R. Carlson, born March 13, 1942, died July 25, 2010. Jim Carlson held various senior management and executive positions with the Sara Lee Corporation for 28 years. He joined Sara Lee in 1973 in the law department and later...
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Leon L. "Lee" Carter Services for Leon L. "Lee" Carter, 91, of Lawrence, Kan., will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, at the Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, and proceed to Our Lady of the Wayside Church in Arlington Heights for...
Cary Police Officers Are Commended for Multiple DUI Arrests
Congratulations are in order for Cary Police officers Geoffrey Witherow, Ryan Sherman, Tricia Malone and Kathy Eiring, who made a combined 38 DUI arrests in 2009. In May, the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists recognized the four for their work....
Cats' Coble Won't Return
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@dailyherald.com After Northwestern won a school-record 20 games last season without Kevin Coble, everyone was eager to discover how the Wildcats would benefit from his return. Several NU boosters donated money...
Change in PGA Cut Policy Pays off for Pettersson
Byline: Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Good thing for Carl Pettersson that the PGA Tour amended its cut policy two years ago. Pettersson was among those who put in writing his opposition to the tour's new cut rule at the start of the 2008 season....
Checkmate
An articulate group of children mixed with adult patients last week at the South Elgin Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Their medium: chess, and it turned out to be a heck of an icebreaker. The children ranged in age from kindergartners to...
Chemical BPA Found in Receipts
Byline: The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers and health experts wrestle over whether a controversial chemical, bisphenol-A, should be banned from food and beverage containers, a new analysis by an environmental group suggests Americans...
Chevy Volt Pricier, but Leasing Option Isn't
Byline: Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer DETROIT -- Just over a decade ago, electric cars were expensive niche vehicles for gadget lovers and celebrities. Now, Nissan and General Motors are competing to sell the most affordable electric car to middle-class...
Classic Basil Pesto
2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed 2-3 large garlic cloves, to taste 1/4 cup pine nuts (see note) 1/4 cup high-quality grated parmesan cheese ? cup plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste Dash of salt, to...
CUB Expert Will Explain Phone Bill Charges
Calls for volunteers and events that benefit the public, such as calls for donations of food or items, blood drives, food giveaways, financial assistance etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Phone Bill Clinic: Noon Wednesday, July 28, Aspen...
Defense Explains What Blago Was Doing, Why He Didn't Testify
Byline: Don Babwin and Michael Tarm Associated Press An attorney for Rod Blagojevich said Tuesday the impeached governor didn't testify at his corruption trial because the government did not prove its case against him. Sam Adam Jr. told jurors...
Defiance, Arrests Loom in Arizona
Byline: Jonathon J. Cooper and Michelle Price Associated Press PHOENIX -- The sheriff of Arizona's most populous county is making room in a vast outdoor jail and determined to round up illegal immigrants to fill it. Police from the U.S.-Mexico border...
Dist. 26 Delays Vote on Maplewood Sale
Byline: Jameel Naqvi jnaqvi@dailyherald.com The Cary Elementary District 26 school board wants more information before it decides whether to sell Maplewood School. Officials closed the school, the oldest and smallest in the district, at the end...
District 220 Names New Instructional Technology Coordinator
* Barrington District 220 named Lynn Swanson instructional technology coordinator. Swanson is National Board Certified in technology and holds a master's degree in technology education. Her experience includes leadership as an instructional technology...
Drills Continue on 57th Anniversary of Armistice
Byline: Eric Talmadge Associated Press Writer ABOARD THE USS CURTIS WILBUR -- On the 57th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War, U.S. and South Korean ships intensified high-profile military exercises Tuesday that underscore rising...
DuPage Board Debates the Worth of Lobbyists
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com Facing lagging sales tax revenues, the DuPage County Board is taking a hard look at almost $400,000 in annual lobbyist contracts. The proposed contracts are already $48,000 below the current lobbying...
DuPage Board Debates Worth of Lobbyists
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com Facing lagging sales tax revenues, the DuPage County Board is taking a hard look at almost $400,000 in annual lobbyist contracts. The proposed contracts are already $48,000 below the current lobbying...
DuPage Debates Worth of Lobbyists
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com Facing lagging sales tax revenues, the DuPage County Board is taking a hard look at almost $400,000 in annual lobbyist contracts. The proposed contracts are already $48,000 below the current lobbying...
Fence Post
Obama's decisions creating anxiety I see that President Obama is allowing China to make steering and car parts. I can't believe with the years we have been in the auto industry, this couldn't have been handled by a U.S. firm. He has done nothing...
Fever Makes It 5 over Sky
Byline: Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS -- Briann January is taking advantage of her second run in the Indiana Fever's starting lineup. January had 15 points and made several key plays in the fourth quarter to lead the Fever to a 78-74 win over...
Fight Film Banned, but Live Fight Gets the OK
"Vicious dogs," misuse of police badges and open gambling were just a few of the stories making Elgin area news a century ago. Also, city officials said "yes" to a live boxing match, while disallowing a filmed one. And, the Wing Park pool -- not...
Find a Good Bargain at Fremd Rummage Sale
Events that raise money for some type of charity, including galas, golf outings, shopping events, charity auctions, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Fremd Booster Rummage Sale: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 30, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m....
Fresh or Frozen, Orange Juice Is Good Source of Vitamin C
Byline: Karen Collins American Institute for Cancer Research Q. Which provides more vitamin C, refrigerated ready-to-drink or frozen concentrate orange juice? A. Freshly-squeezed orange juice is generally tops for vitamin C content, providing...
Get Fired Up Vegetables a Natural Choice for the Grill
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Food Editor dpankey@dailyherald.com As a nation we may be grilling more often, but what we're grilling hasn't changed all that much. Burgers, hot dogs and steaks still hold the top three spots (according to Weber's...
Girl Held in Hammer Attack Awaits Evaluation
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com A 15-year-old girl accused of putting her Schaumburg neighbor in a coma by attacking him with a hammer in March is currently in the care of Streamwood Behavioral Health Center where she is awaiting...
Glendale Hts. Plaza Gets Makeover
Byline: Marco Santana msantana@dailyherald.com Now that the strike by area construction workers has been resolved, Glendale Heights officials hope an extensive $24.5 million makeover of the Civic Center Plaza can get back on track. With a police...
Golf Outings Aug. 5 Aug. 12 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 20
To submit a listing, e-mail foxvalley@dailyherald.com. Shriners Golf Chicago: Shriners Golf Chicago, a benefit for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, will be Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates. The shotgun...
Grocery Closes Shy of Year in Business
Byline: Qi Gu qgu@dailyherald.com In the jovial moments of starting his first business, Nature's Fresh Market in West Dundee, 27-year-old Patrick Morales thought he would carry the same business card for the rest of his life. But the fate of...
Guthrie Rides Putter to Tournament Lead
Byline: Special to the Daily Herald University of Illinois junior Luke Guthrie changed putters earlier this summer and so far it's paying dividends. Guthrie shot a second straight 3-under 66 and is leading the 61st llinois Open through 36 of...
Hanna Says He Warded off Grizzly Bear with Pepper Spray
Byline: Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio -- TV host and zookeeper Jack Hanna says he took his own advice and used pepper spray on a grizzly bear headed toward him. The Columbus Zoo keeper and frequent David Letterman guest said he was with his...
Health Department Downsizing Is a Go
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com With promises from CEOs of private health care providers that they can handle the resulting added caseload, Kane County's plan to downsize its health department appears to be back on the fast track. ...
Health Department's Downsizing Is a Go
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com With promises from CEOs of private health care providers that they can handle the resulting added caseload, Kane County's plan to downsize its health department appears to be back on the fast track. ...
If Cubs Want to Change Clubhouse Culture, They Would Do Well to Look South
As baseball's trading deadline approaches, the balance between ability and conduct of potential acquisitions will be assessed and addressed. So will the relative cultures of the White Sox and the Cubs. Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts already has mentioned...
Illinois One of 19 Finalists for Federal School Money
Byline: John O'Connor Associated Press SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois school officials hope more support from school districts and teachers unions will bolster the state's chance at up to $400 million in federal stimulus money. The U.S. Education Department...
It's on to the Semis for Neuqua Valley
Byline: Kevin Schmit kschmit@dailyherald.com "It means a lot for our school and our team and our guys," Pearson said. "It's real exciting." -CLMN- As the players drifted between wanting to win the game and simply hoping to make it through the next...
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James H. Kawa formerly of Elgin The funeral Mass for James H. Kawa, 79, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m....
Kotsay's Luck Nothing but Bad These Days
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com Before the White Sox rolled the Mariners on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, Mark Kotsay walked over to Paul Konerko's locker in one corner of the clubhouse and asked him a question. "A reporter...
Lake-Cook Road Deal Raises Debate on Board
Byline: Robert McCoppin rmccoppin@dailyherald.com A Cook County contract for work on Lake-Cook Road has gone on for 12 years and more than doubled its original cost, but the politically connected contractor was again awarded the job Tuesday without...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
10th rabid bat found: A bat found by a resident in his home in Zion on July 22 tested positive for rabies, the 10th this year, according to the Lake County Health Department. Because the bat was found in the room where the resident was sleeping,...
Library Offers Estate Planning Tips
Events aimed at those in the business world, such chamber of commerce activities, business outings and job fairs; along with political meetings and job training. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Introduction to Estate Planning: 7 p.m. Wednesday,...
Longtime Foodie Loves to Research, Experiment and Perfect Each Dish
Joanne Wilson was a foodie long before the term was coined, and her enthusiasm for all things edible hasn't wilted, even into her semiretirement. Consider her culinary resume: For 10 years she has been a part-time "sensory panelist" tasting savory...
Major Victory Whets Creamer's Appetite for More
Byline: Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Paula Creamer still plays with a bandage. What she no longer plays with is a burden. Even though Creamer won't turn 24 until a week from Thursday, after she returns from Royal Birkdale and the final LPGA Tour...
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...
Naperville Man Saves Teen Stuck in River
Byline: Amie Shak ashak@dailyherald.com A Naperville man is credited with saving a teenage girl after hearing her call out for help after she became stuck in the fast-moving waters of the swollen DuPage River while on inner tubes with four other...
Neuqua Valley Prevails, and LZ Heads Home
Byline: Daily Herald Reports "It means a lot for our school and our team and our guys," Pearson said. "It's real exciting." -- John Lemon As the players drifted between wanting to win the game and simply hoping to make it through the next inning,...
Nobody Gets Money in Prospect Hts. Arena Suits
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com The former developer of the failed Prospect Heights arena project came to court "with seriously unclean hands" and therefore won't recover any of the more than $20 million it sought in a lawsuit against...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Pedestrian attacked, robbed: A man and woman robbed a 30-year-old man on the sidewalk on the 500 block of South Alles Street in Des Plaines between 1:40 and 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The man pushed the victim to the ground and punched and...
No Wind Turbine for Hanover Park School
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Few issues proved as divisive over the past few years in Hanover Park as talk about erecting a wind turbine at Greenbrook School. But residents who threw out terms like "visual pollution" and "property...
Obama Ramps Up Campaign Appearances
Byline: Charles Babington Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is accelerating his fundraising pace, inviting Democratic candidates to decide whether the money he draws is worth the Republican attacks that a presidential visit might...
Old Favorite Gets a New Makeover in St. Charles
When the new Colonial Caf opens along Randall Road in St. Charles Friday, it might look a little different to longtime customers. But don't worry -- your favorites can still be found inside the new location at 552 S. Randall, across from the Kane...
Old Favorite Gets a New Makeover in St. Charles
When the new Colonial Cafe opens along Randall Road in St. Charles Friday, it might look a little different to longtime customers. But don't worry -- your favorites can still be found inside the new location at 552 S. Randall, across from the Kane...
Old-School Crime Goes High-Tech
Byline: Jordan Robertson Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- So you think hard-copy checks are safe from high-tech online thievery? Think again. Hackers believed to be operating out of Russia have figured out an electronic way to carry out the...
Olive Oil Production Goes beyond Tradition
Byline: Michelle Locke For The Associated Press Call it the EVOO evolution. Extra-virgin olive oil, once the domain of Spain and Italy, is popping up in surprising new places. It's on the up-and-up Down Under, growing in Croatia and is becoming...
OPEN GOVERNMENT Room to Improvelocally
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com A local think tank is using unannounced audits to attempt to create more transparency on suburban government websites. While some entities have used the information to better communicate with residents,...
Owner Disputes Account of Pit Bull Attack
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com An Elgin woman whose pit bulls are accused of attacking Mayor Ed Schock last month said Tuesday her one of her dogs never left her front porch and the other merely was trying to sniff the mayor's...
Owner Disputes Mayor's Account of Pit Bull Attack
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com An Elgin woman whose pit bulls are accused of attacking Mayor Ed Schock last month said Tuesday her one of her dogs never left her front porch and the other merely was trying to sniff the mayor's...
Pitching Gives Palatine Hopeful Outlook
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@dailyherald.com A pair of aces give the reigning kings of Illinois American Legion baseball a potential upper hand on the other five teams when the state tournament starts today in Crystal Lake. Left-handers...
Police Reports
St. Charles * Three men were observed stealing prepaid cell phones from a T-Mobile store inside a mall on the 3800 block of East Main Street, but they got away after disabling the store's alarm system and running from an employee on Saturday, according...
Police: Witness Helped Catch Burglars
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com Four teen boys accused of burglarizing nearly a dozen unlocked vehicles in western Batavia last weekend are in jail, police said, thanks to an alert resident. Christopher A. Rogers, 17, of...
Popejoy Owes No Pretrial Explanation
Popejoy owes no pretrial explanation I have practiced law in DuPage County for more than 30 years. I agree with the statement in your July 17 editorial that Judge Ken Popejoy has enjoyed an exemplary legal career. Although I have tremendous respect...
Praise for New King
It's like music to his ears when customers tell Bruno Hilgart they love his new Burger King on Randall Road in St. Charles. Hilgart, the operations director at Burger King, managed the restaurant's recent move from its longtime location on Lincoln...
Pros and Cons of Both New and Old World Wine Making
New World winemaking has the romance of rugged individualism. With properties bankrolled by previous enterprises such as construction or tobacco, winery owners can break rules, (even with scant rules to break), creating new styles (such as White Zinfandel),...
Publicly Funded Donation Called Mistake by Sheriff; Opponent Isn't Buying Excuse
Byline: Tony Gordon Legal Affairs Writer tgordon@dailyherald.com A $500 contribution from the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group to Sheriff Mark Curran's campaign fund was a mistake, both groups said Tuesday. But Curran's Democratic opponent...
Public Service
Events where participation would benefit the public, such as volunteer events, social service clubs, call for donations to military, blood drives, bone marrow drives, food pantry drive, people who are giving away food, etc. Deadline is two weeks before...
Quinn Vetoes Bill on U-46 Funding Formula
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com The emotional roller coaster in Elgin Area School District U-46's fight for state funding appears to have come to a screeching halt. Quinn Tuesday vetoed legislation that would change the school funding...
Quinn Vetoes U-46 Funding Bill
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com The emotional roller coaster in Elgin Area School District U-46's fight for state funding appears to have come to a screeching halt. Quinn Tuesday vetoed legislation that would change the school funding...
Red-Hot Home Cooking White Sox Roll to 9th Straight Win at the Cell
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com Omar Vizquel obviously was looking at the big picture Tuesday when asked for his thoughts on Saturday's nonwaiver trade deadline. "I think we need to add something," Vizquel said. "If it's not another...
Reds Move into Tie for 1st; Twins Keep Pace with Sox
Byline: Associated Press Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto and Scott Rolen had 4 hits apiece and the Cincinnati Reds roughed up Milwaukee Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo in a 12-4 victory Tuesday night to move into a tie for first in the NL Central. The...
Reusing Your Aluminum Foil Sure Way to Save Some Money
Q. I need ideas for storing foil. How do you store saved foil to reuse? I don't have any extra space in the drawers in my kitchen, so I keep the foil in a plastic zipper bag in the cupboard. The bag falls out nearly every time I open the cupboard....
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Ernest W. Ritchie of Batavia A memorial service for Ernest W. Ritchie, 83, a resident of the Holmstad Retirement Community, formerly of Wheaton, will be held 1 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, where...
Roselle: Finances Stabilizing
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com Midway through Roselle's fiscal year, officials say the village's current budget shortfall is stabilizing. Village Administrator Jeff O'Dell said Monday the village is projecting an approximate...
Route 53 Extension Re-Emerges
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com Lake County officials will present a united front Thursday as the decades-old idea to extend Route 53 north from Lake-Cook Road resurfaces as a topic of discussion. Whether more talk will ultimately...
Sheriff's Opponent Isn't Buying the Excuse
Byline: Tony Gordon Legal Affairs Writer tgordon@dailyherald.com A $500 contribution from the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group to Sheriff Mark Curran's campaign fund was a mistake, both groups said Tuesday. But Curran's Democratic opponent...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Kirk wants 7 debates, forums: Republican Mark Kirk is proposing seven debates and candidate forums in the race for President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. Kirk on Tuesday proposed that the debates begin Aug. 21 in Ottawa with the candidates...
Soto Sits with Sore Foot
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com Catcher Geovany Soto sat out Tuesday night's game in Houston, and the Cubs could be without Soto's potent bat again for this afternoon's finale. Soto fouled a pitch off his left foot Monday, eventually...
Sports in 60 Seconds
Rockies' Street hospitalized: Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street was hit in the right pelvic area by a line drive in batting practice Tuesday and was taken off the field in an ambulance. Street stayed down on the ground in the right field...
Start Could Have Been Lilly's Finish
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com If Tuesday night was indeed Ted Lilly's last start as a Cub, he can leave by saying both, "thanks for everything," and, "thanks for nothing." Once again, the veteran lefty was the victim of extreme nonsupport...
State Cuts Funding to Pay Prosecutors, Public Defenders
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com Illinois' financial crisis has seeped beyond the state's schools and town halls and into the offices of its top public lawyers. McHenry County officials said Tuesday that the Illinois Department...
Stone's Husband Defends Her, Attacks Board
Byline: Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com Two weeks ago, Buffalo Grove Village Board President Elliott Hartstein lost his temper and told Trustee Lisa Stone to "shut up." On Monday, Stone's husband Gary took the microphone during the public...