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 May 23, 2005

Adapting to a New Environment
Byline: Jim Leman Imagine the plight of the returning World War II service man...the man with a missing limb or limbs. Young men all, for the most part, their greatest desire to return to their homes and their families, to their girls - and to every...
A Dream Come True Author Finds Herself Published at Age 20
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Buying books for her classes this semester, College of Lake County student Jackie Cooney discovered that the anthology including the first story she had ever had published was on sale in the school...
A Much-Needed Win Cubs Will Try to Build on Momentum vs. Astros (15-28), Rockies (13-28)
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer If nothing else, the Cubs got a huge psychological lift from beating the White Sox 4-3 Sunday at Wrigley Field. Not only did they ride Mark Prior's right arm to a complete-game performance, they...
Barbecue Dinner May 26 to Aid Anti-Suicide Cause
Byline: Gala Pierce Last year, you might have seen former Kane County board chairman Mike McCoy car-hopping as a volunteer for Suicide Prevention Services' annual fund-raiser. Now it's that time of year again, when you can help raise money for...
Bigger Companies Must Preserve Small Roots
Byline: Jim Pawlak "Think Big Act Small: How America's Best Performing Companies Keep the Start-up Spirit Alive" by Jason Jennings, Portfolio, $24.95. As companies grow large, most grow "old" - a culture of complacency settles in, momentum stalls....
Births
Alexian Brothers Medical Center - Dylan Thomas Markland, May 5 to Don and Trace Markland, Streamwood. Brother of Kyle. Grandparents: Dan and Jeanne Markland, Streamwood; Terri Gathercoal, Rolling Meadows. Condell Medical Center - Kelsey Morgan...
Bison Blessing at Zoo a Lesson in Culture
Byline: Lisa Balde Daily Herald Staff Writer Some parks have swing sets and picnic benches. Lords Park in Elgin has American bison. Since the first herd was delivered in 1905, the park's generations of bison have become every bit as important...
Buddy Poppy Sale to Help Disabled Veterans
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Among the bounty of flora that pops up each May is the manmade Buddy Poppy. The species is symbolic of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' nationwide campaign to raise money for injured military veterans....
Canoeists, Kayakers Heed Call of the Des Plaines River
Byline: Erica Meltzer Daily Herald Staff Writer The Des Plaines River was low Sunday, but not as low as it was a few weeks ago. The threatening clouds that shaded the start gave way to bright sun as the first canoeists reached the finish line. The...
Community Supports Batavia Teen with Cancer
Byline: Leslie Hague Daily Herald Staff Writer On her first day at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, preparing for a bone marrow transplant, Ashley Souba asked her mom to check her mail slot for her. Her mom came back with one hand behind...
Consultant's Career Began Taking Shape at Early Age
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec In 1979, Jody Jankovsky began as a computer consultant, helping to troubleshoot for clients. He was only 12 years old. Today, Jankovsky is 37 and president of Naperville-based Black Line Consulting, www.blacklineconsulting.com....
Contest Looks at Baseball in Books
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer The Ela Area Public Library, in conjunction with the American Library Association and Major League Baseball, invites patrons of all ages to "Join the Major Leagues @@ your library." The new...
Cubs Cry Foul on Uribe's Foul Call
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Gamesmanship has been part of baseball for 130 years. But the Cubs aren't thrilled about how the White Sox went about trying to get a leg up and denying the Cubs a chance to do so this weekend. ...
Dubois Gets Job Done in Big Way
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Critics of Cubs manager Dusty Baker who still don't understand why he waited so long to play rookie Jason Dubois more regularly in left field got more ammunition for their argument Sunday. It was...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Naperville police seek clues: Naperville police are looking for two men in connection with reports of weekend gunfire. Police received reports about 5:15 p.m. Saturday of two men firing several rounds from a handgun in the area of the DuPage River...
Editorials
New slots: an idea whose time may be now State-sanctioned gambling never has seemed like the best way to pay for government services. It never will. Nonetheless, the emerging political consensus in Springfield to expand gambling for state budget...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Fire expansion costs OK'd: The Batavia City Council has approved giving about $367,000 to Kluber, Skahan and Associates for architectural services related to the fire station expansion project. That amount does not include an additional $37,000...
George Rex Heintzelman of Grayslake
George Rex Heintzelman of Grayslake Friends of the family of George Rex Heintzelman, 86, may join them for a memorial visitation from 5 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Libertyville Covenant Church, 250 S. St. Mary's Road, Libertyville,...
Hangout Will Keep Cary Teens out of Pickles
Byline: Suzanne Corr If you're a parent of a Cary teen, you'll know what I'm talking about. For entertainment, we're always driving them somewhere else - Crystal Lake, Algonquin - so they can meet up with other kids, hang out and have some fun....
'Housewives' Finale a True Feast for Fans
Byline: Ted Cox Daily Herald Staff Writer "Desperate Housewives" tied things up while leaving plenty of loose ends with its first-season finale on ABC's WLS-TV Channel 7 on Sunday. If it didn't produce a "Who shot J.R.?" cliffhanger, it nevertheless...
If Nothing Else, Cubs Can Still Count on Prior
Byline: Barry Rozner This Cubs season finally has taken a turn for the surreal. On Saturday, Carlos Zambrano asked out of a game after 108 pitches because he wanted to protect his manager ... and maintain possession of his laptop. And the...
Keeping on Their Toes Young, Dedicated Dancers Fill Paramount Theatre Stage in Aurora
Byline: Penny Falcon Daily Herald Correspondent What it takes to succeed is on the minds of many dancers who attend contests at Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Ask the three members of This Cat's on a Hot Tin Roof what it takes to win a medal at...
Kermesse Raises Money for Mano a Mano
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Quickie marriages, divorces, arrests and dunkings - you could experience all this and more Sunday at the Mano a Mano Family Resource Center's annual kermesse in Round Lake Park. All the events...
Kicked out Bears Release Edinger in Favor of Newcomer Brien
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer The talk about competition at the kicker position that the Bears' coaches and front office has been slinging for the past 10 days turned out to be just that. The team released incumbent Paul Edinger...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Antioch needs parade help: Antioch's Fourth of July Committee is looking to honor local volunteers by having them appear as grand marshals in the annual parade. This year's theme is "The Heart of Antioch." All volunteer organizations in Antioch...
Less Typing Could = Healthier Zambrano
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Carlos Zambrano just might have the first new baseball malady of the 21st Century: instant-messenger elbow. As a result, the Cubs have asked their prized young right-hander to take it easy on the...
Literacy Run Draws Crowd to Cause Race Has Raised $20,000 in Three Years
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Sharon and Michelle Koretke could think of no better mother- daughter activity to start the day Sunday than a run for literacy. "It's just a good cause," Sharon Koretke said. "We feel good when...
Looking Ahead Cubs, Sox Face Challenging Schedules before They Meet Again
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer If it were up to managers Ozzie Guillen and Dusty Baker, the White Sox and the Cubs would be done playing each other for the season. Fortunately for Chicago baseball fans, it's not up to Guillen...
Lori J. Hunter of Palatine
Lori J. Hunter of Palatine Memorial visitation for Lori J. Hunter, 45, (nee Bromstead), will be from 5:30 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. Born April...
Mooseheart Graduation Is a Little Bittersweet
Byline: Victoria Pierce Daily Herald Correspondent Graduation is often an emotionally charged time. At Mooseheart it's particularly tough as graduates say goodbye to host families and friends they have lived with for years. But it's also a...
Motorola Hopes Ojo May Usher in Video-Phone Era
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer Do you Ojo? Motorola Inc. is hoping you will. About two weeks ago, Motorola's first Ojo personal video phone went on sale for about $800. It's available online and in only five retail stores...
Mushrooms Can Be Strong Medicine against Cancer
Byline: Patrick B. Massey, M.D. In the near future, important discoveries in the treatment of cancer may come from one of nature's most unassuming entities: the mushroom. For centuries, herbalists and healers have attributed robust healing properties...
Naperville Charity Walk Is a Four-Legged Affair
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer The Naperville Riverwalk went to the dogs Sunday. More than 200 canines joined their owners on a stroll along Naperville's downtown gem to help other four-legged friends. The 1-mile Roverwalk...
Naperville Kiwanis Celebrates 50 Years of Giving
Byline: Susan Dibble Daily Herald Staff Writer Back in 1955 when the Kiwanis Club of Naperville was organized with 28 members, some people said a town of about 8,000 people didn't need a third service club. The Lions and Rotary already were active...
Naperville to Shape Culture Fund's Mission
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Collecting and disbursing Naperville's culture fund dollars was the easy part. Now comes the hard work. The city council will grapple with an 11-point culture fund workshop agenda tonight that...
Need a Sturdy Boot That Will Keep the Water Out?
Byline: Ken Glassman Motorcycling columnist You can call anything you wear to ride a motorcycle - from a pair of Nike high-tops to a pair of western cowboy boots - a motorcycle boot. But a true motorcycle boot is a serious piece of riding equipment....
New Park Directors Aware Districts' Challenges No Picnic
Barbara Heller and Steve Messerli face similar challenges as directors of two of the state's largest park districts. Both still are relatively new to their jobs - Heller with Naperville and Messerli with Fox Valley - and must confront increasing...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Teams restock food pantries: The Buffalo Grove Recreation Association and the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council teamed up this weekend to collect food for suburban families in need. Late spring and summer traditionally are difficult times for...
One Final Putt Switching Family Hands Won't Change the Fun at Twin Links
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent A local landmark in the Northwest suburbs quietly changed hands last month, and its new owners aim to preserve its family legacy. The brothers whose family built Twin Links Miniature Golf and...
Only One Number Matters to Prior
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer Mark Prior's peripheral vision would check out with any licensed optometrist, but the Cubs right-hander prefers to face his challenges head-on. Following a win Sunday over the White Sox, Prior...
On the Inside Looking out? the Elgin Police Chief Search: How outside Candidates Affect Internal Environment
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer The highest an Elgin police officer can rise is deputy chief. Unofficially, that's the way it's been, at least, for more than three decades as city officials have chosen outside candidates to...
Police Reports
Elgin - A 37-year-old Elgin man was taken to Sherman Hospital Saturday after losing control of his car and hitting a wall, according to police reports. Julio Estrada, 815 Larkin Ave., was treated and released from the hospital and later arrested...
Prosecutor Says Farewell to McHenry County
Byline: Charles Keeshan and Adam Kovac One of McHenry County's best and longest-serving criminal prosecutors is leaving the county State's Attorney office to take a similar post in Cook County. James McAuliff, who until recently served as the...
RB Jones Elusive concerning His Role
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Since veteran running back Thomas Jones ran away from the media for the second straight day, it was left for Bears coaches to discuss the battle shaping up between the incumbent and rookie Cedric Benson....
Recap of Cubs-White Sox III
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Top of the 1st: Cubs starter Mark Prior is on. When he catches leadoff man Scott Podsednik looking at strike three, Podsednik appears to start his walk back to the dugout before the ball crosses the...
Road Trip Gets Even Tougher for Sox
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer The White Sox were happy to exit the cramped conditions at Wrigley Field on Sunday after winning two of three games over the rival Cubs. But the Sox aren't exactly giddy about making the next two...
Rotary Celebrates 100 Years of Continuing Cycle of Giving
Byline: Joan Broz Back in 1905, a new generation of humanitarians encouraged a social consciousness. Chicago lawyer Paul Harris envisioned a friendly small-town feeling in a professional club. Gathering together a few of his clients - Silvester...
Ruling Might Keep Sales of Illinois Wines Bottled Up
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer The fruit of Rudolph Valentino DiTommaso's labor might never pass the lips of wine lovers as close to home as Indiana. DiTommaso runs his own wine label, Valentino Vineyards in Long Grove, with grapes...
Saying Good-Bye Good Shepherd Preschool Teacher Retires after 26 Years on the Job
Byline: Michelle Giesey Daily Herald Correspondent After 26 years of service, Good Shepherd Lutheran School's preschool teacher Carole Handrock is retiring. Twenty-six years? What kept her going for so long? "I really love being with the children,"...
Sheriff Adds Another High-Tech System to Find Missing Persons
Byline: Christy Gutowski DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba has added a new tool to the department's arsenal to help locate missing children. The sheriff's department just joined a Florida-based alert system, called A Child Is Missing (ACIM),...
Sox' Rookie Has Right Stuff McCarthy Impressive in Major- League Debut
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer Brandon McCarthy was a nervous wreck. Not so much Sunday, when he took the mound at jam-packed Wrigley Field and made his major-league debut against the Cubs. But Saturday, when he arrived in...
Start to Finish Prior 'Closes' the Deal, Helps Cubs Avoid Sweep by Sox
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Midway through a nerve-jangling batting practice, in which he whiffed badly on the first two easy servings, White Sox rookie pitcher Brandon McCarthy walked to the dugout to take a deep breath...
Stop That Diet! Change the Way You Live Instead
Byline: Nicki Anderson Q. I followed the Atkins diet for awhile, and after a month or so I got back into my old habits. What do you think about the South Beach diet? Is that a good diet to lose some weight for summer? A. I am strongly opposed...
Surviving the Storm Postpartum Depression Can Turn the Joy of a New Child into a Mother's Darkest Days. with Treatment and Support, Recovery Is Possible
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Health Writer Pregnant with her first child, Paula Hutson dreamed of life as a perfect new mom. She decorated a nursery, tucked dozens of tiny outfits into the drawers and imagined pushing the stroller on walks...
SWAT Team Acquits Self Ably in Contest
Byline: Tona Kunz & Adam Kovac The Kane County SWAT team placed seventh of 25 in a national competition last month. Eight officers competed on a team at the Southeastern SWAT Conference in South Carolina, dubbed the national competition because...
The Blotter
Hanover Park - Police said $2,440 was taken out of the 7-Eleven food store counter May 12 at about 3:30 p.m. May 12 at 1610 Walnut Ave., Hanover Park. - About $192 was taken out of Public Storage at 9:17 a.m. May 10 at 2620 Lake St. in Hanover...
The Call We All Dread A Grim - but Important - Reminder during Motorcycle Safety Month
Byline: Ken Glassman Motorcycling columnist The call came in early on a gray, wintry, February Monday morning in 2004. I was sitting at my desk preparing my activities for the day. It was the call that every motorcycle rider dreads getting. "Ken,...
The Virility to Question a Judge, a Toilet, a Governor, a Cell Phone
Byline: Chuck Goudie A few things I just don't understand: - Home or away? U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow of Chicago said she would be dead right now if a person armed with scotch tape and a threatening note had been carrying a gun instead....
Three Nurses Walk a Mile in Someone Else's Gown Woman Seek to Take Stigma from Colonoscopies
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Three Edward Hospital nurses are more intimately acquainted now that, together, they've joined another sisterhood: the colonoscopy club. The women banded together to undergo one of medicine's more...
Two Women Open Hearts to Troops Thousands of Care Packages Sent to Wounded to Help with Healing
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer Since forming a support program called Wounded Soldiers in 2003, Anna Sherony and Liz Kehrer have shipped thousands of toothbrushes, disposable cameras, stationery sets and other items to injured...
United Way Recognition Breakfast Honors Its Many Generous Donors
Byline: Barbara Ferguson There was something special in the air at the Far Northwest Suburban United Way's Campaign Recognition Breakfast at Stonegate Conference Center in Hoffman Estates. The theme of the event was "The Magic of Giving" which...
Vie for First in Antioch Sports
Byline: Sara Faiwell Daily Herald Staff Writer If you're into competitive sports, there's no better place to be around July 4 than Antioch. For the 14th year, First National Bank-Employee Owned will be holding Antioch's July 4 sports tournament...
Warrenville Honors 'Wonderful Role Model' Community Praises Former Mayor for 20 Years of Service
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Former longtime Warrenville Mayor Vivian Lund was honored Sunday afternoon as a hardworking, graceful, inspiring, lovable legend and leader. More than 100 friends, family and colleagues gathered...
Why Holy Family Plans to Shift Focus
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer Northwest suburban residents may benefit from the variety of area hospitals standing by to meet their needs. But that same variety has left empty beds at Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines...
Your Health
Babies' cries linked to health: Overall, parents are good at deciphering their baby's cries. Distress over a wet diaper sounds different than pain-induced panic. Researchers are finding even more clues in babies' cries, including characteristics...