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 June 29, 2010

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Aaarrrggghh!! Cubs Just Can't Beat Pirates
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com There's one thing that hasn't changed about these new, energized Cubs: They still can't beat the Pittsburgh Pirates. That held true again Monday night as the Pirates walked into Wrigley Field riding...
Administrative Shuffle in Dist. 204
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com Indian Prairie Unit District 204 announced two administrative moves Monday, adding a principal to the elementary ranks and losing a middle school principal. Claudette Walton, currently the part-time...
A Hand-Held Classroom
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com The next wave of teaching and learning skills in Libertyville Elementary District 70 will involve kid-friendly hand-held devices. Two dozen staffers from the elementary district participated in...
A Labor of Love
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com A nondescript warehouse in Cary has a sight to behold. Once you open the doors to Warbird Restorations, a beautiful, blue 55-year-old airplane awaits you. The plane, a 1955 T28C Trojan, served...
AL Pitching Comparison
AL pitching comparison 2010 TEAM (2010 VS OPP) (LAST 3 STARTS) PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA W-L IP ERA HWG WHITE SOX Floyd (r) -135 2-7 4.80 5-10 0-2 12.1 8.03 0-1 23.0 0.78 5.5...
Bank Overhaul Bill Has Plenty of Rules and Critics
Byline: Bernard Condon and Daniel Wagner Associated Press NEW YORK -- To keep taxpayers from having to bail out giant banks again, lawmakers faced two choices: design rules to try to prevent them from failing, or shrink them so that if they do fail,...
Berrios Drops Ballot Challenge of Claypool
Byline: Ted Cox tcox@dailyherald.com Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Joseph Berrios dropped his challenge of ballot petitions filed by county Commissioner Forrest Claypool on Monday, setting up a four-way race for the assessor's office...
Bitter Ending
Byline: Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer WIMBLEDON, England -- Andy Roddick's mood was subdued, his words curt. Once again, he's leaving Wimbledon without the champion's trophy. Only this time, Roddick heads home much earlier than a year ago...
BP's Political Salve
Byline: David Koenig Associated Press He has been cast in the role of fixer, sent in to clean up after BP's gaffe-prone chief executive and oversee efforts to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher. But Robert Dudley is really more of a diplomat....
Brazil Presses Forward, Leaves Chile in Its Wake
Byline: Tales Azzoni Associated Press Writer JOHANNESBURG -- While its fans paraded around the stadium with two huge replicas of the World Cup trophy, Brazil clinically beat South American rival Chile 3-0 to advance to the quarterfinals Monday....
Cantigny Puts the Patriot in Patriotism
Byline: Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com Sandwiched between a morning of parades and an evening of fireworks this Fourth of July, Cantigny Park in Wheaton is giving festival goers the opportunity to reflect on the historical aspect of the...
Cemetery Offers New Option
Byline: Kristina Hauptmann khauptmann@dailyherald.com Soon, Lake Zurich-area residents will have another option when choosing their final resting place. Ela Township's Lake Zurich Cemetery is installing a "scatter garden" where people can have...
Charity Classic
Charity Classic CVS Caremark Charity Classic At Rhode Island Country Club Barrington, R.I. Purse: $1.55 million Yardage: 6,688; Par: 71 Monday's scores First Round (best-ball format) Inkster-Weekley 32-29--61 (-10)...
Cook's Tour of Chicago: Take a Virtual Trip to Chicago's Ethnic Markets and Othe
Cook's tour of Chicago: Take a virtual trip to Chicago's ethnic markets and other secret culinary corners with Marilyn Pocius, author of "A Cook's Guide to Chicago"; 7-8:30 p.m. today at the Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court. Register at...
Cubs Box Score
Cubs box score Pirates 2, Cubs 1 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Tabata lf 4 1 1 1 1 1 .257 Crosby 2b 1 0 0 0 1 0 .254 Delw.Young 2b 3 0 1 0...
Cubs, MLB, Union Agree That Zambrano Will Get Some Help
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com The Carlos Zambrano situation has moved from punishment to treatment. Cubs general manager Jim Hendry announced Monday that Zambrano will be moved from the suspended list to the restricted list today....
Defendant in Fatal Crash Testifies
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com Sandra Vasquez admits she was speeding down an Oswego street with a car full of drunken teen passengers after consuming up to two beers and a shot of Jagermeister. But the...
Defense Trades off at Blagojevich Trial
Byline: Ted Cox tcox@dailyherald.com The decision to have Sam Adam the elder cross-examine John Harris Monday seemed a puzzling choice by Rod Blagojevich's defense attorneys. Given how damaging Harris' testimony has apparently been about serving...
Dist. 203 OKs Maintenance Union Contract
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Naperville Unit District 203 maintenance workers will receive average annual salary increases of 2 percent for the next four years. The school board approved a new contract Monday with the Naperville...
Dist. 26 Delays Decision on Tax Increase
Byline: Jameel Naqvi jnaqvi@dailyherald.com Just as the Cary Elementary District 26 school board was about to vote against asking residents to approve a tax increase on Monday, the item was pulled from the agenda to allow further discussion. ...
Driver:'It Was a Splitsecond'
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com Sandra Vasquez admits she was speeding down an Oswego street with a car full of drunken teen passengers after consuming up to two beers and a shot of Jagermeister. But the...
Drug Treatment Programs Cut
Byline: Barbara Vitello Legal Affairs Writer bvitello@dailyherald.com -CLMN- A Roosevelt University study released this week pronounced the heroin abuse problem that plagues Chicago and its suburbs as the worst in the nation. And the bad news...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Monks elect abbot: The Rev. Austin G. Murphy, 36, has been elected the youngest abbot ever at the 125-year-old St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle. He is the 10th abbot and the chancellor of St. Benedictine University and Benet Academy, the two Lisle schools...
Eagle Scout Project Provides Outdoor Classroom
Byline: Diane Thomas Submitted to the Daily Herald Thanks to the work of some local Scouts, students at Springwood Middle School will be able to enjoy science lessons outside this fall. In September 2009, Boy Scout Jake Thomas of Roselle asked...
'Eclipse' Dark, Well-Directed
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald film critic dgire@dailyherald.com Her mouth says yes, I will marry the vampire. But her heart says wait, let's not count the werewolf out. In "Eclipse," the third film based on the popular supernatural romance...
England Clearly Not a Power
Byline: John Leicester AP Sports Columnist JOHANNESBURG -- Yet again, the World Cup has produced cold, hard evidence to blow away the long enduring myth that England is a mighty soccer power. It is simply not true, not unless the definition of...
Enough to Make Your Head Spin LeBron, Free-Agent Predictions All over the Board
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com In less than 48 hours, NBA teams can officially contact, meet with and send flowers to members of the coveted 2010 free-agent class. In the meantime, there seems to be a race among media members to...
Ex-Cop Lied about Torture, Jury Rules
Byline: Karen Hawksins Associated Press A decorated former Chicago police lieutenant accused of suffocating, shocking and beating confessions out of scores of suspects was convicted Monday on federal perjury and obstruction of justice charges for...
Fence Post
McChrystal read the tea leaves and bailed While I cannot condone the public disrespect for a president by our military, Gen. Stanley McChrystal's comments symbolize the nation's frustration with Obama's disabled leadership. McChrystal knew what...
Fence Post
Pride Parade floats send wrong message As a youngster, my parents were careful to always ask me, "Where are you going tonight?" They were looking to be certain my choices were good ones. My question to the Blackhawks and the Cubs is: "Who is...
Fence Post
Concealed-carry law is overdue In light of the recent news of the 52 shootings in Chicago, and the attempted terrorist car bombing attack in New York's Times Square, now is the time that the state of Illinois must join those other states that...
Financial Overhaul 101: Impact on Top Executives
Byline: Daniel Wagner Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Bank executives took big risks before the financial crisis and paid themselves lavishly. Shareholders couldn't stop them. That could change under the financial overhaul Congress is completing....
Fired NY Banker's Suit Raises Eyebrows
Byline: Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK -- It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: A woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues...
Food Favorites Found at Taste of Oak Brook
Byline: Sara Hooker shooker@dailyherald.com Even with the many flavors of Taste of Oak Brook, Assistant Village Manager Blaine Wing is craving treats from that one special restaurant's tent. But he's not telling which restaurant. Proclaiming...
Fourth of July Festivities
Addison The Addison Community Band performs patriotic music at 7 p.m. today, June 29, on the Village Green on the east side of the village hall, 1 Friendship Plaza. Free. Aurora Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, at the Illinois...
Free Concert Set:
Free concert set: Od Tapo Imi performs a free concert from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Kracklauer Park, on Seymour Avenue near Division Street, Mundelein. The group describes itself as "Jimmy Buffett meets Blue Man Group." Those who attend...
From the Armed Forces
* Army Pvt. Anthony J. Palumbo has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. He is the son of Robert Palumbo Jr. of Antioch...
Geneva Favors Fox Valley Marathon Plans
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com Geneva is adding another fitness-oriented event to the schedule this summer -- organizers are planning a marathon for Sunday, Sept. 19. The Fox Valley Marathon received preliminary approval...
Governor Race Might Be More Math Than Politics
In the 2006 Illinois gubernatorial election, Democratic incumbent Rod Blagojevich easily defeated state Republican Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka and Green Party candidate Rich Whitney. Blagojevich's victory over Topinka was by an impressive 367,537 votes....
Graduation Means Teen Devotes More Time to His Business
After starting his own business and spending years working hard to make it a success, Christian Dagenais of Wheaton is finding time to do some volunteer work and move on to the next phase of his life. After all, he's 18 and done with high school. ...
Group Provides Help for Those Dealing with the Loss of a Spouse -BYLN-
Events for adults that are largely social, such as singles events, reunions, game nights, wine tastings and adult open gym nights. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Surviving the Loss of a Spouse: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, Jewish...
Guilty Pleafor Leavingnewborn
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com A Carpentersville woman pleaded guilty Monday to abandoning her newborn daughter after giving birth April 27 in her backyard. Wendy Sanchez, 21, of the 1900 block of Bristol Circle, was sentenced...
Guilty Plea for Leaving Newborn
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com A Carpentersville woman pleaded guilty Monday to abandoning her newborn daughter after giving birth April 27 in her backyard. Wendy Sanchez, 21, of the 1900 block of Bristol Circle, was sentenced...
Handgun Bansshot Down
Byline: Mark Sherman and Don Babwin Associated Press The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, expanding the conservative court's embrace of gun rights since John Roberts became...
How to Reform Police, Fire Pensions
If you've been forced to cut back family finances, you know the dilemma: Something's gotta go, but no one agrees on what. The debate easily can become acrimonious, with everyone pushing his own interests. So it goes with the latest public spending...
Income Gains Boost Spending and Saving
Byline: Bob Willis Bloomberg News Incomes grew faster than spending in May, making it possible for American households to simultaneously increase savings and support the economic recovery. Consumer purchases rose 0.2 percent, exceeding the median...
Island Lake Explores Installing Security Cameras at Village Hall -BYLN- by Russell Lissau Rlissau@dailyherald.Com
Visitors to Island Lake's village hall could soon find themselves on camera, if a plan being pushed by Mayor Debbie Herrmann progresses. Herrmann has proposed adding four security cameras to village hall, which also houses the village-owned Creative...
Jenks Could Be Back in Pen Tonight
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Away from the White Sox since Friday to be with his ill wife, closer Bobby Jenks could be removed from the Major League Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List and report to Kauffman...
Knitters Invited to Work on Projects
Events for adults that are largely social, such as singles events, game nights, wine tastings and travelogues. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Twisted Stitches, tangled threads: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, Wauconda Area Public Library, 801...
Lack of Offensive Support Not Getting Floyd Down
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Good news for the White Sox a Gavin Floyd takes the mound in the second game of the series against the Royals tonight at Kauffman Stadium. Bad news for the Sox a see the good news....
Laurus to Expand to Texas
Laurus to expand to Texas ITASCA -- Laurus Technologies Inc., a privately held consulting and technology solutions provider based in Itasca, announced Monday that it will open a new sales office in Houston, Texas. The company has called on Eric...
Learn to Manage Digital Images
Events related to books and those that enrich your mind, such as book signings and sales, book clubs and writers' groups, lectures, classes and discussions. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Manage your digital images: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June...
Local Twi-Hards Flock to Meet 'Eclipse' Actors
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com When they emerged from the room that was cloaked in black curtains, 11-year-old Caroline Makauskas and her sister Anna, 7, joined hands and jumped in triumph. "I think it was the best 20...
Making Music Fun Forkids
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent The founding director of the Metropolis Youth Symphony, who led the group to performances in Carnegie Hall, the Czech Republic and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia, died last week at age 51....
Marklund Seeking Six Battle of the Bands Participants
Marklund is seeking six bands to participate in its fourth annual "Battle of the Bands" music fest which will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Marklund's Mill Creek Campus, 1S450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva. Marklund is a nonprofit network...
Maximize Your Money
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com Rachel Singer Gordon of Lombard is a former librarian with a constant desire to pass on information. That's probably why she blogs 10 to 15 times a day on MashUpMom.com...
Mayor's Son's Crash: A Judgment Call
Byline: Robert McCoppin rmccoppin@dailyherald.com The police investigation into the car crash involving the son of the Elk Grove Village mayor raised some "red flags," in the eyes of some police, but others say it was a judgment call that can't...
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Patricia A. Junod Mengler of Algonquin Funeral services for Patricia A. Junod Mengler, 76, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday June 30, at the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St. (Route 31), Elgin, with Rev. Dr. Robert Kasper officiating. Burial will...
More Cuts to Police, Maybe
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@dailyherald.com Earlier this year, Hoffman Estates laid off four police officers earlier this year due to budget concerns. It appears the economy may force even more reductions. There's no timetable or even a definite...
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...
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Richard Nerad of St. Charles Richard Nerad, 82, passed away at his home Saturday, June 26, 2010. He was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Traverse City, Mich., to Doctor Otto and Victoria Nerad. Mr. Nerad graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High School in 1945,...
Netherlands Beats Slovakia; Brazil Is Next
Byline: Associated Press DURBAN, South Africa -- Impressive as Arjen Robben and his Dutch teammates were in advancing to the World Cup quarterfinals, they seek much more. The Netherlands reached the final eight Monday when standouts Robben and...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Charges pending in crash: The Nissan Maxima involved in a fatal accident in Wilmette early Monday is registered to Marek Zawadski, 30, who's state identification card lists him as an Arlington Heights resident, according to the Illinois Secretary...
Now, Sox' Losing Streak Hits 2
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- You can only fly so high in major-league baseball, and the White Sox spread their wings about as wide as possible during an 11-game winning streak that ended Sunday against the Cubs....
Obama Walks Fine Line on Afghanistan
Two departures from the Obama administration go a long way toward illuminating what is important -- and what is not -- in determining its political fate. The firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the resignation of budget director Peter Orszag represent...
Out & About
Lakeside Festival: The 31st annual festival will be from 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 1-2; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4; and noon to 10 p.m. Monday, July 5, at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake....
Parents, Children Can Enjoy Stories in the Park
Events related to books and events that enrich your mind, such as lectures, classes, book signings, book club events, writers' group events, forums and discussions. Deadline is two weeks before event date. For additional details and listings, visit...
Police Say Man Gagged, Choked Wife
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com A 41-year-old Crystal Lake man faces up to seven years in prison after his arrest on allegations he gagged his wife with a cloth and then wrapped a rope around her neck and choked her during an altercation...
Prosecutors to Narrow Evidence in Theft Trial
Byline: Tony Gordon Legal Affairs Writer tgordon@dailyherald.com Evidence presented at the trial of a man accused of stealing $2.5 million from a Lincolnshire company will focus on a much smaller amount, a prosecutor said Monday. Jurors in the...
Prospect Heights Police Mark 20 Years of Service
Byline: Daniel Hamilton dhamilton@dailyherald.com Celebrating 20 years of service this week, the Prospect Heights police department is facing financial issues which are impeding the ability to have an ideal number of officers in uniform. Despite...
Prospect Hts. Library Center Fills Shelves
Visitors to the new Indian Trails Public Library District Convenience Center in Prospect Heights have a diverse collection from which to choose. Patrons have more than 2,000 materials at their fingertips to check out. With shelves fully stocked,...
Publicspeakson Redlights
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Changes are in store for red-light cameras in Kane County after more than 70 percent of local residents voicing an opinion on them want officials to pull the plug. The county's transportation officials...
Recent Home and Property Sales Algonquin Burlington Carpentersville Cary East Dundee Elgin Gilberts Hampshire Huntley Lake in the Hills Pingree Grove South Elgin West Dundee
For a full list of property sales, visit dailyherald.com. $330,000; 480 Tenby Way; May 20, by Christopher J. Baxter to Brad Brania and Katherine Brania. $330,000; 4130 Georgetown Circle; May 24, by Scott E. Bennett to Phillip Reiter and Christine...
Recent Home and Property Sales Arlington Heights Buffalo Grove Des Plaines Mount Prospect Prospect Heights Rolling Meadows Wheeling
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. $650,000; 3 W Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, 60005; Sold on May 25, 2010, by Equilon Enterprises LLC. to Riteline Properties LLC. $355,000; 2003 N. Spruce Terrace, Arlington Heights,...
Recent Home and Property Sales Bartlett Elk Grove Village Hanover Park Hoffman Estates Roselle Schaumburg Streamwood
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. $350,000; 1338 Deerfield Lane, Bartlett, 60103; Sold on May 20, 2010, by Mark C. Hopper to Richard A. Schmalzer. $299,500; 481 E. Railroad Ave., Bartlett, 60103; Sold on May 25, 2010,...
Recent Home and Property Sales Batavia Elburn Geneva Maple Park Montgomery North Aurora St. Charles Sugar Grove
For a full list of property sales, visit dailyherald.com. $370,000; 1120 Crestview Drive; May 21, by Pucci Trust to Nolan Hubbard and Bonnie Hubbard. $320,000; 1213 Halladay Drive; May 19, by Stephen K. Rush to Michael J. Walker and Kendra Walker....
Recent Home and Property Sales Inverness North Barrington Palatine South Barrington
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. $325,500; 598 Scots Court, Inverness, 60067; Sold on May 24, 2010, by GMAC Mortgage Corp to Integrity Real Estate Inv. $415,000; 106 S. Wynstone Parkway Unit 106 4, North Barrington,...
Santo Good as Gold
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com The Wrigley Field roof was festooned Monday with pennant after pennant reading, "SANTO 50." The Cubs officially celebrated the 50th anniversary of Ron Santo's Cubs debut before Monday's game with a ceremony...
Satisfy Your Cravings at Taste of Lombard
Byline: Sara Hooker shooker@dailyherald.com The Taste of Lombard might be every pregnant woman's dream. Or at the very least, the bevy of salty and sweet, fried and spicy, hot and cold food options should make their significant other's job easier....
Senator for Half a Century
Byline: Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Senator Robert C. Byrd, a son of West Virginia coal country who used his mastery of Senate rules and a taste for hardball tactics to become a passionate and often feared advocate for the state...
Shocking Discovery: Henry Had Chronic Brain Injury
Byline: Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry suffered from a chronic brain injury that may have influenced his mental state and behavior before he died last winter, West Virginia University researchers said...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Quinn blasts Brady over wage: Gov. Pat Quinn is criticizing his Republican opponent for suggesting the minimum wage should be lower. The state's minimum wage is set to go up to $8.25 Thursday. State Sen. Bill Brady said last week it should be in...
Sports in 60 Seconds
Capriati accidently OD's: Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati was recovering Monday from an accidental overdose of prescribed medication. The 34-year-old Capriati, once ranked No. 1 in a career sidetracked by personal troubles, was in stable condition...
Stories in the Park: Storytime for Children and Their Parents, 11-11:30 A.M. Tod
Stories in the Park: Storytime for children and their parents, 11-11:30 a.m. today at the Jim Jensen Pavilion, 620 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett. Adults must stay. Rain Location: Bartlett Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road. No registration required. AMC...
Storm Chasing: Thrills but Risky Business
Byline: Justin Juozapavicius Associated Press CANUTE, Okla. -- The vans are a jet-flash of white paint as they streak down the turnpike, gunning it to 90 mph. They're not the police. They're not ambulances. But they're still reacting to the worst...
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Patricia Krelle Sumner Memorial services and visitation for Patricia Krelle Sumner (nee Burgin) will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C., 108 Illinois St., Lemont. Born June 9, 1935, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to...
Taste of Lombard
The festival runs 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 1 and 2, and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4, in Madison Meadow Park, 600 E. Madison St., Lombard. Admission: $2. Info: tasteoflombard.com. THURSDAY 5-8:30 p.m. Bungee...
Teammates Headed in Opposite Directions
Byline: Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on a roll, at least by his recent standards, as he returns to Daytona International Speedway this week. His eighth-place finish Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway...
Thorium Cleanup Resumes
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com Removal of radioactive thorium along the West Branch of the DuPage River has resumed after a year's hiatus. Tronox Inc., the chemical manufacturing company responsible for the cleanup efforts, filed...
Three Things You Need to Know Today
Record sales for Apple NEW YORK -- Apple Inc. said Monday that it sold more than 1.7 million units of its new iPhone model in the first three days, making it the most successful product launch in the company's history from the standpoint of sales....
Townspool Theirresourcesfor Fest
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com As the recession forces many suburbs to eliminate summer festivals, a partnership between Bensenville, Elmhurst and Wood Dale is allowing all three towns to expand their Fourth of July celebrations....
Transactions
Transactions American League BOSTON RED SOX--Added INF-OF Eric Patterson to the roster. Designated LHP Fabio Castro for assignment. Announced RHP Boof Bonser cleared waivers and has chosen to become a free agent. CLEVELAND INDIANS--Announced...
Tri-Cities in 60 Seconds
Movie in Sugar Grove: As part of the Summer Reading Wednesday Special Programs, the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive, will show the PG-rated movie, "Monsters vs. Aliens," from 2 to 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is free, with concessions...
U.S. Soccer Boss: We Failed to Meet Expectations
Byline: Ronald Blum AP Sports Writer JOHANNESBURG -- U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati says the American team did not meet his expectations at the World Cup and he likely will meet with Bob Bradley after the tournament to discuss the...
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Marjorie June "Margie" VanDeVoorde Visitation for Marjorie June "Margie" VanDeVoorde (nee Lofgren), 83, will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday June 29, at the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St. (Route 31), Elgin. Services and burial will be private in...
Waiting Game
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK -- Hey LeBron, make up your mind! That's what everyone from the people drafting the schedules to the ones designing the video games might be thinking once free agency opens at 12:01 a.m. EDT Thursday. Because...
WarrenHighto Buymore Land
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com Warren Township High School plans to borrow $8 million to buy 100 acres in a purchase supporters described as farsighted but one that opponents called a financial risk to taxpayers. Gurnee-based...
Warrenville Goes Green for Red, White and Blue
Byline: Jessica Cilella jcilella@dailyherald.com Red, white and blue a and green? Although one seems out of place, these are the colors Warrenville is using to commemorate this year's Fourth of July, with the theme "Red, White, Blue and Green:...
Wheeling Farm Stand Market: Bread, Cheese, Fresh Farm Fruit and Produce, Local C
Wheeling Farm Stand Market: Bread, cheese, fresh farm fruit and produce, local crafts, special food vendors, pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, fresh lemonade; noon-6 p.m. today at the Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center, 333 W. Dundee Road,...
White Sox Statistics
White Sox statistics (Through June 27) BATTERS AVG OBA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS E Lillibridge .333 .333 6 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 Rios .313 ...