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 22, 2006

Acne Might Be Linked to Vitamins Deficiencies
Byline: Patrick B. Massey, M.D. Acne is the bane of the teenage years. For most teenagers, it is merely bothersome, seeming to appear at the most inopportune times. For some, however, it can be severe, leaving both physical and emotional scars....
After Time, Late Starts for Schools Work While Dist. 204 Considers Pros, Cons, Others Find Move Has Its Benefits
Byline: Sara Hooker Daily Herald Staff Writer If Indian Prairie officials want to gain community support for their proposed late-start program, they need to strike a harmonious balance between planning and instruction time, educators involved in...
Are Pistons Running out of Gas?
Byline: Mike McGraw Those of us expecting Detroit to romp to another NBA title were surprised to see the Pistons transformed into an ordinary team beginning with the second half of Game 2 against Cleveland. Even though the Pistons managed to...
A Successful Experiement Retired Teacher Still Leads Annual Science Fair at Jacobs High School
Byline: Cheryl Chojnacki Daily Herald Correspondent In 1957, the Soviets sent a small satellite named Sputnik into orbit, effectively launching not only the Space Age but also an aroused interest in science for shocked Americans. Educators seized...
A Thankful Graduation Mundelein High Has 470 Reasons to Be Proud
Byline: Corrinne Hess Daily Herald Staff Writer When Jose Hernandez began at Mundelein High School four years ago, he wasn't thinking about prom or report cards or graduation. He just hoped he could learn enough English to get by. Hernandez...
Aurora Volleyball Club Wins Tough Tournament in Russia
Byline: Joshua Welge Daily Herald Staff Writer The girls from Sports Performance Volleyball Club have won many tournaments. This one they won't forget. Ten girls from the Aurora-based club's 18 Elite team competed at the Victor Filipchenko...
Barrett Gives but Gets Little in Return
Byline: Barry Rozner It wouldn't be unreasonable to wonder if Michael Barrett saved Dusty Baker's job Sunday. And there is no shortage of irony in it being Barrett's game- tying triple that kept the Cubs alive and allowed them a chance to win...
Bookstore Holding Event to Feature Local Authors
Byline: Jean Murphy Daily Herald Correspondent When people think of authors, they usually think of solitary people who spend lots of time before a computer screen or typewriter, agonizing over every word they write. But occasionally, even solitary...
Bored with Your Workout? BOSU Can Keep You on the Ball
Byline: Amanda Tust Medill News Service With summer just around the corner, everybody's looking for ways to firm up core muscles. One way is with BOSU, which adds a challenging edge to fitness classes. The BOSU Balance Trainer is a 25-inch platform...
Breaking out of the Box Experiment Let Jurors Ask Questions during Trial
Byline: Rob Olmstead Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 05-23-2006: To correct an article in Monday's Daily Herald, Judge James Holderman is the incoming chief judge of the Northern District of Illinois. CORRECTION/date 05-24- 2006:...
Businesses May Consider Video Conferencing with Flu Threat
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Schaumburg-based Motorola Inc. (www.motorola.com) plans to roll out new technology to help businesses and government agencies keep their operations going during a pandemic. Warnings of an avian flu pandemic that could...
Canned as Sugary Soda Gets Bounced out of High Schools, Teens and Parents Ask: Is Diet Pop Safe?
Byline: Emily Krone Daily Herald Staff Writer So what's the skinny on diet soda? That's what some parents are asking after learning diet soda will survive a nationwide purge of pop from schools beginning next year. The country's largest beverage...
Corn Toss Tournament to Debut at Naper Days
Byline: David Sharos Daily Herald Correspondent It has become the modern version of an old-fashioned game of horseshoes. And, thankfully, in this one there's no clang. The game of "Bags" or "Bean Toss" is appearing everywhere these days, from...
County Aims for More Affordable Rental Units
Byline: Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer A new Kane County program seeks to increase the number of affordable rental units available in the county. This is the first time the county is offering grants and low- interest loans to nonprofit...
Cubs Stay Poised, Rally Zambrano Avoids Potential Run-In
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer As for the actual game, the Cubs didn't even try to minimize how important their 7-4 victory over the White Sox was Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. "It's the largest one for us this year,"...
Des Plaines Canoe Race Brings out a Crowd
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent A father and son team from Wisconsin paddled their way across the finish line first on Sunday at the 49th annual Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon, the second-oldest such race in the country. ...
Diversity Likely to Play Role in Picking Two New Judges
Byline: Tona Kunz & Adam Kovac A diverse mix of prosecutors, public defenders and private attorneys, 39 in all, have applied for the two open associate judge seats in the 16th Judicial Circuit. That falls in the traditional range of 30 to...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
WDSRA has new chairman: A familiar face sits at the head of the table of the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association, as Elden Brauer steps into the role of chairman. The Wheaton resident began his association with WDSRA as a consultant in...
ECC in World Series
Byline: John Theriault Jr. Daily Herald Correspondent Entering Sunday's action against Sauk Valley, the Elgin Community College baseball players' collective backs were so tight against the wall they could have been mistaken for a piece of art. ...
Editorials
Open senior center and explain costs Those who have followed the trials and tribulations of the Geneva Township board over the past two decades know what has been at the core of its struggles - the board's desire to do something for the senior citizens...
Editorials
The case for letting jurors ask questions An association of lawyers and judges will debate this week the results of a seven-month test in the Chicago-based 7th Circuit federal court that allowed jurors to ask questions during a trial. Based on...
Fees Are Set to Change Next Fall in District 103
Byline: Abby Scalf Daily Herald Staff Writer Parents of students within Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103 not only will pay higher registration fees next school year but also can pay a fee if they want their child to join co-curricular programs....
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Elburn employees get raises: Elburn officials have approved a 3.3 percent salary increase for village staff members. The cost-of-living adjustment is given annually. The rate, though, varies yearly, based on the Kane County consumer price index....
Guillen Hopes Big Hurt Receives Proper Reception
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer White Sox designated hitter Jim Thome politely brushed off the harsh reaction he received from fans at Jacobs Field on May 1, his first game back in Cleveland after playing for the Indians from 1991-2002....
Hardly a Worry-Free Day Both Pitchers Give Managers Reasons to Be Concerned
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer The White Sox were a little worried about their starting pitcher from the first pitch. The Cubs had to worry about their starting pitcher in the fourth inning. Jose Contreras and Carlos Zambrano...
Harper Helps Students Take Next Step Program Aims to Make Transition to College Work Less Daunting
Byline: Elena Ferrarin Daily Herald Staff Writer High-school dropout Jesus Morales never thought that one day he would confidently tackle college-level classes and earn straight A's. But Morales has done exactly that, and next month he will receive...
Hendry Hardly Blaming Baker for Cubs' Woes
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Cubs general manager Jim Hendry flat-out refused Sunday to blame field manager Dusty Baker for the club's recent woes. While it's unlikely Baker will receive a contract extension any time soon, largely...
Here's a Belated Mother's Day Salute to All You Moms out There
Byline: Patrick Garmoe I wasn't going to publish these since Mother's Day has come and gone. But as I read them, I pondered what I could possibly print that the average reader would find more enjoyable. Since I couldn't think of a thing, here's...
Here We Go Again: Wood Could Miss Tuesday Start
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Will Kerry Wood make his next scheduled start, Tuesday at Florida? He was adamant Sunday he would, even as his bosses sounded a more cautious note because they said Wood has soreness in his right...
'Homespun Event' Helps Aid Naperville Programs
Byline: Ann Piccininni Daily Herald Correspondent As Dan Harper caught his breath after bounding across the finish line at Hill Middle School in Naperville early Sunday, he offered the opinion of the race he'd won: The five-kilometer route, he said,...
Huntley Closes a Chapter
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins Daily Herald Staff Writer As Huntley High School's Class of 2006 giggled and took pictures of each other for the last time at school, they knew they were making history. Sunday's graduation of 250 students marked a turning...
If Imesch Committed a Crime, Why Hasn't He Been Prosecuted?
Byline: Chuck Goudie As a rank-and-file Roman Catholic, I would never presume to give advice to a bishop. Especially one who is down and on the way out. But when Bishop Joseph Imesch announced his retirement as leader of the Roman Catholic...
In July, the Car Show World Descends on Iola
Byline: Jim Leman The Mother of all Midwest car shows and parts swaps is getting ready to hit another one over the fence this July 6 through 9 - The Iola Car Show and Swap Meet in Iola, Wisc. I'm certain you've heard of this show. You've probably...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Meet your new school: Parents of sixth-graders attending Wauconda Middle School next year are encouraged to bring their kids to Middle School Transition Night. The event is set for 7 tonight at the school, 215 Slocum Lake Road. The program will...
Lisle's French Market Gets Rave Reviews
Byline: Joan Broz There was a little something for everyone at Lisle's French Market on Saturday, but no one said "merci beaucoup." There was no upbeat "bonjour" nor "s'il vous plait" overheard. What there was were smiling customers, friendly...
Middle School Activities Committee to Start Its Work
Byline: Gala Pierce In February, Batavia school board President Ron Link said it was clear there were not enough extracurricular activities at Rotolo Middle School. As a result the board decided to look into the issue, and board members Jayne...
More Lawsuits Filed in Pit Bull Attack in Cary
Byline: Charles Keeshan and Adam Kovac The family of a second 10-year-old Cary child mauled in a vicious pit bull attack last year has joined a lawsuit against the dog's owners. In court papers filed this month in McHenry County court, the attorney...
Music for the Schaumburg Shopaholics Knowledge of Musicals, Shopping, Suburbs Makes Show More Enjoyable
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer The musical "Retail! The Music of the Malls" is like a pair of designer shoes placed unexpectedly on the clearance rack: Not necessarily anything you need and possibly not quite what you expected, but...
On Call to Rock 'N' Roll Area Doctors Band Together as Kids, Take to Stage as Adults
Byline: Jessie Erickson Daily Herald Correspondent By day - and sometimes night - they perform surgeries, delivery babies and do root canals. By night, they restring their guitars, warm up their voices and get ready to hit the stage as the Rockin'...
Pierzynski Is White Sox' Rodman
Byline: Mike Imrem Just consider catcher A.J. Pierzynski the further Bullification of the White Sox. Brooks Boyer, their marketing director, came from the Bulls. The Sox won a world championship for Jerry Reinsdorf, as the Bulls did six times....
Police Reports
Elgin - Police arrested Maxwell L. Sobinsky, 18, after he flashed a razor knife during Saturday detention at Elgin High School, according to police reports. Witnesses told police Sobinsky displayed the blade on his desk at 9:19 a.m. After they confronted...
Proud Grads Bid Farewell
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Ryan Riordan always was confident he would graduate high school, even though doctors discovered last June that cancer had invaded his body. But for his parents, his receipt of a diploma Sunday...
Reader Backfires
Dear Ken, Normally I never read this section but your column on two-up riding was just about as perfect and well thought out as I've ever read on the subject. You are so right about understanding your bike before you put someone on the back. My...
Recapping a Wild Weekend
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer If you're just now catching your breath following a wild weekend of cross-town craziness at U.S. Cellular Field, you're certainly not alone. "This series is like a trip to Las Vegas," said White...
Renewable Energy Initiative Aims to Ease off Oil St. Charles Woman Part of Group Pushing to Make 25 Percent of Nation Fuel Renewable
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Correspondent As gas prices continue to climb, agriculture and forestry leaders are working to find ways to use their land to make fuel. Soon the group will be in Washington, D.C., to rally support for a legislative...
Repair Your Broken Windows
Byline: Jim Pawlak "Broken Windows, Broken Business: How the Smallest Remedies Reap the Biggest Rewards" by Michael Levine, Warner Business Books, $21.95. Law enforcement studies show that a building with one broken window will find its other...
Ride Helps Elgin's Little Angels Survive
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins Daily Herald Staff Writer On a cool, crisp Sunday morning, Roland Harper, a former Chicago Bears player, mounted a Harley-Davidson to ride in the name of charity. Harper lives in Algonquin, and he was one of 3,000 bikers...
Rolling Thunder Spreads Its Word
Byline: Linda 'Jo' Giovannoni I've never been in the military but many people close to me have. My father served with the U.S. Army First Infantry Division (Big Red One) during World War II and participated in the Normandy Invasion, landing on...
Sleepy Hollow Elementary Teachers Bring Geography Lessons to Life
Byline: Barbara Ferguson I've read about a tree growing in Brooklyn, and know that South Africa's Kalahari Desert has made an appearance in the Wisconsin Dells. But I was unaware that a tropical rain forest from the Amazon was blooming in Sleepy...
Sox' Shoddy Defense, Cubs' Clutch Hitting Keys to North Siders' Victory
Editor's note: Daily Herald correspondent Scott Powers interviewed Bill Melton and Dan Plesac about Game 3 of the Sox-Cubs series. Here are their responses: Q: What was the difference in Sunday's game? Bill Melton: You finally got a pitchers...
State Funds New Members of Dugan's Defense Team
Byline: Christy Gutowski Imprisoned killer Brian J. Dugan returns to DuPage County this week for the 1983 murder of 10-year-old Naperville schoolgirl Jeanine Nicarico. The issue of who will help defend the former Aurora man has dominated his...
St. Charles Man Tops Vocal Contest
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Cody Clausen, who honed his vocal chops in St. Charles' Christ Community Church, wowed judges and beat out the "Inspiration Sensation" competition over the weekend. The St. Charles 19-year-old...
Sturgis on the River Rally See the Midwest in a New Light along the Mighty Mississippi
Byline: Ken Glassman Every year for the past 11 years, a motorcycle rally called the Sturgis on the Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally, held in Davenport, Iowa, takes place in June over Father's Day weekend. Over the years it has grown to become...
Sun Shines on Lombard's Lilac Parade
Byline: Hafsa Naz Mahmood Daily Herald Staff Writer Even adults like to let out the kid in them from time to time. Melissa Cousineau, 22, of Lombard has been watching the village's annual Lilac Parade all her life. Most of all, she has a blast...
Take a Walk through Naperville's Past
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville is filled with secrets from its past. Look downtown, for example, and you'll see the site of the original Pre-Emption House, where Sullivan's Steakhouse now stands. The house was the...
The Blotter
Des Plaines - Vandals slashed four tires on a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and two tires on a 2005 Nissan Altima between 12:30 and 8:40 a.m. May 16 in a parking lot on the 2000 block of Ash Street, police said. Total damage was estimated at $600. ...
The Blotter
Arlington Heights - Burglars stole a cell phone and charger between 6 p.m. May 15 and 7 a.m. May 16 out of an unlocked 2004 Ford minivan parked in a driveway on the 700 block of West Ladd Street, police said. A value estimate was not available....
Three-Ring Riot Circus Coming to Villa Park on Tuesday
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Lions, elephants and racing motorcycles will be arriving in Villa Park Tuesday, all in the name of helping children. The George Carden Circus comes to the Odeum Expo Center with a full three-ring...
Walking for a Cause Hike in Naperville Aids Families in Need
Byline: Ann Piccininni Daily Herald Correspondent On Sunday, Isabel Alicea frolicked with her dog, Bella, near the Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. A few minutes earlier, about 500 walkers had taken off on a five-kilometer hike to raise funds...
Wheaton Man Killed in Crash on Tri-State Tollway
Byline: Ashok Selvam Daily Herald Staff Writer Cole Exner spent the last couple years like many young adults, trying to figure out wanted he wanted from life. After bouncing between three universities, the 22-year-old Lisle native began working...
When Middle Age Strikes, Fight Back with Small Steps for Weight Loss
Byline: Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy Once, I almost ate a shoe. Literally. It was a tiny white boot, made to fit a doll that's no bigger than your hand. Her plastic boot had been left, inexplicably, on the kitchen island during after-school snack...
With Care, Foreign Travel Is a Healthy Pursuit
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writer With summer just around the corner, those of you with time on your hands might be eyeing more exotic climes. And if reports on bird flu and other foreign maladies are putting a crimp in your itinerary,...
Your Health
But it's soooo convenient: You gotta hand it to the folks at American Water, a company that oversees many of the state tap-water facilities. They make a compelling case against bottled water. First, there's the money: For $1.50, you could get...