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 April 27, 1999

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THE BRIEFS Campton Township is finalist for Governor's Hometown Award For the second time in three years, Campton Township residents' volunteer efforts are up for a statewide award. Campton Township is a finalist for this year's Governor's...
18 Years Later, Aide Still Loves Preschool
Byline: Eloise Podraza A room full of 3-year-old children equals fabulous fun. At least, that's the impression Marita Kasely gives. Kasely has been a teacher's aide for the Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department's preschool program for about...
[3A] Police Reports
Englishman 'confused,' leaves car, police say A man abandoned his car near a railroad crossing in Huntley and was charged with reckless conduct after a freight train hit it, police said Monday. No one was hurt in the incident, police said. ...
$50,000 Brings Cary Bike Path Closer
Byline: Jonathan McKernan Daily Herald Staff Writer The move was simple enough - set aside $50,000 for the planning of a bike trail system that reaches every corner of the Cary Park District. In effect, however, the action amounts to officials...
All-Stars Shine at Benefit, Get Set to Compete in World Games
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Marilyn McCabe of Arlington Heights comes from a long line of outstanding athletes. As the youngest of seven children of Jim and Mary Kay McCabe, she watched her siblings excel in basketball, football...
Another Late Dry Spell Costly as Mavericks Rally Past Bulls
Byline: Daily Herald Reports DALLAS - The Bulls' roster situation got so crazy Monday, it almost worked. Because Brent Barry and Randy Brown got hurt in Saturday's game against Indianapolis, coach Tim Floyd started rookie Cory Carr at point guard...
Applause Welcomes New N. Barrington Board New President Breaks Tradition with Appointment
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer A packed room gave North Barrington Village President Linda Starkey and four new trustees a standing ovation Monday night after the group formally took their seats. Starkey claimed the gavel with...
Area Tracks Join Forces Aiming for Legislative Relief
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer After years of haggling over how to rescue thoroughbred racing in Illinois, there appears to be a consensus among Chicago area tracks on how to pursue a legislative bailout. For the first time...
Arlington Hts. Schools Officials Narrow List for Superintendent
Byline: Chris Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer Arlington Heights' new elementary school superintendent will have a Chicago-area connection. All three finalists for the top job in District 25 are superintendents in suburban Chicago school districts....
As First Female in Her Job, Warden Feels Pressure to Do the Job Right
Byline: Bill Cole Daily Herald Staff Writer When Dorothy Steward was hired in 1997 as equal employment officer in the wake of a federal discrimination lawsuit, she admits she was apprehensive. Steward is black. And a woman. Neither of which...
Batavia Comes Up Just Short Bulldogs Suffer First SPR Defeat
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer It was one of those "not again" moments. Monday's game between Batavia and Fenton was a continuation from last week's postponed game, picked up in the bottom of the first inning with the bases loaded...
Batavia High May Drop Free Period for Seniors Block Schedule Could Bring an End to 15-Year Privilege
Byline: Terri Tabor Daily Herald Staff Writer After almost three years, Batavia High School students are discovering one of the major drawbacks to the block schedule. Tonight, students stand to lose their senior privileges - the luxury of a free...
Bike to the Future What's Old Is New Again as Bike Makers Plunder the Past for Ideas
Byline: Joel Reese Daily Herald Staff Writer The latest buzzword in bicycles is "suspension." Several new bikes sport powerful shock-absorbing springs on the fork, the seat and the handlebars. Even bike frames incorporate shock absorbers to cushion...
Board Approves Contracts for Work at Salt Creek School
Byline: Vince Galloro Daily Herald Staff Writer Despite a higher than expected price tag, the renovation of Salt Creek Elementary School in Elk Grove Village is on for this summer. Elk Grove Township school board members voted 6-1 Monday to accept...
'Bold' Futuristic Design May Grace Intersection
Byline: Shamus Toomey Daily Herald Staff Writer A sculpture design featuring a futuristic network of elevated rails spanning the busy intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Dundee Road in Wheeling took home top honors Monday night in the village's...
Boy's Discovery Sets Minds Aflutter Unusual Moth a Rare Find for Lake County
Byline: Mark Spencer Daily Herald Staff Writer While playing basketball with his sister in the garage of his Vernon Hills home last August, Adam Ralph noticed one leaf on the floor looked a little different. Closer inspection revealed a moth...
Caine's 16 Strikeouts Handcuff Maroons in Saints' 3-2 UEC Win
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Sports Writer Elgin junior pitcher Scott Beu hit the nail on the head, so to speak Monday. "Caine is tough as nails," Beu said after he narrowly lost a hotly contested pitcher's duel with St. Charles standout...
Cary-Grove High School No Stranger to Teens' Trauma
Byline: Jonathan McKernan The trauma that struck a high school in Littleton last week was not limited to Colorado, but sent shock waves all over the country, including here. While working out of his Crystal Lake office, High School District 155...
Cash, Prizes Still Needed for Geneva Post-Prom Party
Byline: Fabbre, Tabor & Ferak Organizers of the May 8 post-prom party for Geneva High School students still need help from volunteers. Last year people gave $8,000, and dozens of donated prizes were given away. So far, organizers have...
Center Needs Automobile Donations to Keep Program Running
Byline: Vicki Sebela Where would you be without a car in DuPage County? "Chances are good that today you drove your car. But imagine that you did not have a car. Imagine that you couldn't go wherever you wanted or needed to go, whenever you wanted...
Chargers' Bonifas Delivers in Clutch St. Francis Loses First in SCC
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Nick Bonifas didn't want any part of an extra-inning game. The Aurora Central Catholic senior made sure Monday's Suburban Catholic Conference game ended in regulation, hitting a one-out RBI single in the bottom of...
Choir Offers Local Boy Adventure
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent One Arlington Heights seventh-grader will celebrate the dawn of the next millennium by partying in New York City, hobnobbing with members of the New York Philharmonic, no less. Sound glamorous?...
City Road Improvements Coming to Street near You
Byline: Chris Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer If you like variety, you'll appreciate this summer's lineup of street improvement projects around Rolling Meadows. They range from old standbys like street reconstruction and resurfacing to parking...
Class Officers Ready to Take Reins
Byline: Mike Ellis On April 15, students at Kaneland High School elected the officers for the classes of 2000, 2001, 2002, as well as the executive board. Students involved in the campaigns made posters and stickers to pass out to classmates...
Clutch Hits Help Loosen Up Cubs Offense
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer Maybe the Cubs can exorcise the injury jinx with their bats. The casualty list on the pitching staff keeps getting longer by the day. Over the weekend, starter Jon Lieber (broken facial bones) and...
Colorado Shooting Persuades Mayor to Form Crisis Team
Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer Haunted by the Colorado high school slayings, Hoffman Estates Village President Michael J. O'Malley is turning heartache into a plan for the community. Known for his initiatives on behalf of children,...
Colorado Shooting Prompts Review of Dist. 220 Procedures
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Six days after Columbine High School entered the national consciousness, Barrington Unit District 220 appears on the verge of revisiting its emergency procedures. Superintendent Jonathan Lamberson told...
Commuting by Bike Is an Exercise in Frugality
Byline: Todd Underwood Warm weather is (probably) here to stay, and it's great to be back writing about bicycling in the Fox Valley. For those of you who haven't seen this weekly column before, here's a synopsis: I'll be covering cycling news,...
Conservationists' Eyes Bigger Than Their Budget Dundee Twp. Wants Two Sites; Has Money for Just One
Byline: Kate Clements Daily Herald Staff Writer An effort to buy the Galvin property for open space may leave Dundee Township conservationists without the means to protect another site they're dedicated to saving. The resident-approved open space...
Costs for Two Campuses Creeps Up on Libertyville
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Libertyville High School officials saw a part of its future Tuesday when it predicted the additional cost of running two campuses instead of one could put them at least a half-million dollars in the...
Cougars Get into Swing of Things Offense among Best in League Thanks to Balanced Lineup
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Sports Writer You might think it's too soon to get excited about Kane County's offense, but the Cougars' lineup is so balanced, there's a good chance it can be at or near the top of the Midwest League batting chart...
Couple's New Toy Store Gives Them Family Time
Byline: Caruthers & Culloton A new Naperville toy store lets its owners fulfill their entrepreneurial desires without forsaking their ideals, they say. Bruce Boldurian, 40, and his wife Kelly Boldurian, 33, see the store they're opening next...
Creative Thinkers Vie for National Attention
Byline: Karen Kutz Nine area high school students have a shot at $1,000 scholarships and lots of attention from the national arts and science communities. They all took first place in a recent College of DuPage competition sponsored by the NAACP....
Crisis Training, Safety Drills Planned in U-46 Schools
Byline: Kendra L. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer Crisis drills simulating bomb threats, gunfire and other disasters may become a reality at Elgin Area School District U-46 schools during the 1999-2000 school year - and for some schools, even...
Dad, Passer-By Rescue Girl Who Fell into Creek
Byline: Dave Mann Daily Herald Staff Writer A 2-year-old Elk Grove Village girl was lucky to be alive Monday night, fire officials said, after she fell into a creek and was swept along for two blocks before her father and a passer-by pulled her...
District 200 to Purchase 300 New Computers
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Staff Writer About 300 new personal computers should reach classrooms in Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 by fall. The school board recently approved the purchase with a price tag of $1.3 million. ...
District 300 Board Asks Educators to Review Security Level at Schools
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer Spurred by last week's events in Littleton, Colo., Dundee Township-based unit District 300 is exploring ways to beef up security at its schools. The board of education Monday asked school administrators...
Duke Good in Dual Roles, but 'Still Rockin' Still Lame
Byline: Ted Cox TV/radio columnist Although it originally ran for only three TV seasons in prime time, "The Patty Duke Show" has endured for more than 30 years on the charms of its title star and its catchy theme song. Now it's back with a movie-length...
Editorials
Teen attire means less than behavior Image is not everything, but it is something. How we act, what we think and how we treat people says more about who we are than what we wear. Parents believe this, but they still find themselves at times wishing...
Electronic Mail Just Another Way to Inflict Wrath
Byline: Mike Imrem I try to not become involved in anything more technical than the infield fly rule or more mechanical than replacing an empty roll of toilet paper. Changing light bulbs, yeah, maybe, but, for safety reasons, nothing more than...
Elgin Early Birds Get Win against St. Charles; Geneva Sweeps
Byline: Daily Herald Reports A little early morning batting practice went a long way for Elgin's softball team Monday afternoon. That and all of Kristyn Ludvik's recent headlines. Ludvik, St. Charles' senior ace right-hander, came into Monday's...
Expert to Discuss Danger of Inhalants to Our Youths
Byline: Betty Ruwitch A national survey indicates that more than 1 million youths tried inhalants last year. More than 12 million people ages 12 and older have tried huffing at some point in their life. This is a hot topic affecting today's students....
Exploring Cultures through the Arts
Byline: Sammi King It was kind of an odd sight. Standing together in the hallway, peering at the unusual art exhibit, were an Egyptian princess and a Cherokee Indian. They were both students at Alice Gustafson Elementary School, taking part in...
Ex-Smoker to Join Cyclists on Lung Association's Cross-Country Trip
Byline: Jenny Senczysen Mindy Myers, 26, is getting ready for her summer vacation - one unique from most others. Instead of making reservations and packing her suitcases, Myers is taking eight-hour bike rides on the weekends and riding four hours...
Family in Need of Assistance after Fire Destroys Home
Byline: Chris Heidenrich Daily Herald Staff Writer The fire that destroyed the Romandine family's house and contents in unincorporated McHenry County has turned the past few days into an effort to meet needs usually taken for granted. The family...
Family Matters
Help babies put the best foot forward Kids should learn to walk in bare feet, doctors advise. Yet, there comes a time when you need to say bye-bye booties and move on to real shoes. Pay attention to fit, cautions an item in this month's Parenting...
Fighting Anyway She Can Ovarian Cancer Patient Uses Medicinal, Spiritual Treatments
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer Their stories First in a series Hundreds of men and women will gather at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Naperville's downtown Riverwalk for the Walk for the Whisper, a three-mile hike to benefit ovarian...
Firefighter Union Says Voters Should Decide Fate of Department
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer Hanover Park firefighter union leaders said Monday they'll be happy to work for either the village or the fire protection district, but they think residents - not the courts - should decide who their employer...
Former Coach Pleads Guilty to Molesting Eight Boys
Byline: Steve Warmbir Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer To molest the boys he coached, Michael Hughes often used a horrific routine: offering the boys whiskey mixed with Mountain Dew and showing them pornographic videos at his Hanover Park home,...
Fremd, Palatine Win 1-0
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent The way Monday night's game between Conant and visiting Fremd was going, it didn't seem as if it would ever end. Close marking, good defending and few mistakes made goals tough to come by. It also...
Fremd, Prospect Come through in Clutch for MSL Wins
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Monday's Mid-Suburban West game at Conant could have gone either way, but visiting Fremd came up big in the final inning. The Vikings (7-6-1, 4-1) broke up a 4-4 tie with 3 runs in the top of the seventh to capture...
Gas Leak in Elgin Causes Traffic Jam at Busy Intersection
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer A ruptured gas line in Elgin Monday posed no hazard to residents but had drivers throwing up their hands in frustration as they approached the intersection of Wing Street and McLean Boulevard. Police...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS St. Catherine of Siena School 'Dr. Dolittle' tickets still for sale Tickets are still available for this year's production of "The World of Doctor Dolittle" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The play will be put on...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS Library's 1998-'99 Sunday Musicale series closes with brass Horns a-plenty will be heard Sunday at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library when The Solid Brass Ensemble plays the final Sunday Muscale concert of the season. The Ensemble's...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS BACOA to hold annual meeting, celebrate 15th anniversary The Barrington Area Council on Aging Inc. will be celebrating 15 years of service at its annual meeting Wednesday at the Barrington Hills Country Club. BACOA is kicking off...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS Center Against Sexual Assault seeks dedicated volunteers The Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault needs dedicated volunteers to help victims and survivors of sexual violence. Volunteers will provide advocacy and assistance to...
Good Morning, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village!
THE BRIEFS Maine Township to host job fair for disabled May 6 Maine Township will host its eighth annual North Suburban Job Fair for people with disabilities from 9 a.m. to noon May 6 at Crystal Palace, 2648 Dempster Street in Des Plaines. ...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS Ladies Aid of St. John Lutheran to serve Spring Salad Luncheon The Ladies Aid of St. John Lutheran Church in Elgin will have its annual Spring Salad Luncheon on Tuesday, May 4, at the church, 115 N. Spring St., Elgin. Seatings will...
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS New employees sign on at Woodfield Hyatt today Fifth-grade students from Gray M. Sanborn Elementary School will participate in Camp Hyatt Career Day at Hyatt Regency Woodfield today in Schaumburg. Children will be in uniform learning...
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE BRIEFS Youth cheerleader tryouts planned for this weekend The Mount Prospect Cheerleading Association is holding tryouts for their 1999 competition squads this Sunday at Prospect High School, 801 W. Kensington Road, Mount Prospect. Tryouts...
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE BRIEFS Looking for a cheap bike? Bid at Palatine police auction The Palatine Police Department is planning to auction off all unclaimed bicycles and property at a their annual auction. People can view items that will go up on the auction...
Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE BRIEFS Palatine's Village Theatre gives seniors performance price break Palatine's Village Theatre gives seniors a price break. Senior citizens are getting special thanks from the Village Theatre of Palatine in the form of reduced rates....
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS Bartlett to host open meeting on Town Center project today The village of Bartlett will be hosting an open forum for residents and businesses interested in speaking out for what they would like to see happen with the Town Center project,...
Gurnee Recoups $34,949 in Snowstorm Costs
Byline: Scott Silvestri Daily Herald Staff Writer Gurnee, like many other Lake County towns, was brought to its knees by the massive snowstorm that hit the Chicago area Jan. 2. With hours of overtime, tons of salt and plenty of crews manning...
Health Insurance Switch May Save Palatine $200,000
Byline: Chris Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer For some, complaining about health insurance is as cliche as complaining about the weather. Palatine village officials hope that will not be the case, now that the village has switched to a new health...
Hoffman Volleyball Cruises
Byline: Daily Herald Reports In anticipation of tonight's Mid-Suburban West volleyball showdown with Fremd, Hoffman Estates controlled Monday's match with Maine West. The Hawks came off three days of practice and a day off to beat the Warriors,...
Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Navy Recruits Woman Encourages Troops to Overcome Indifference
Byline: Laurie Aucoin Daily Herald Staff Writer Holocaust survivor Rebbetzin Ester Jungreis remembers the harrowing trip to the concentration camp - the cramped cattle cars without enough air to breathe. She remembers the terror of watching Nazi...
Home-Based Business Offers Musical Greeting
Byline: Kim Mikus Gentle tones sound when visitors enter or leave Bob Dixon-Kolar's home. A decorative door harp mounted on the door creates the tones. The artist, who is interested in simple musical instruments, sells the harps he makes through...
Huskies Can't Contain Determined Redhawks
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Darn right, Naperville Central savored Monday afternoon's 5-1 DuPage Valley Conference victory over Naperville North. "I think the only thing that would be better than this," said Redhawks pitcher...
IDOT Can't Afford to Install Signal at Route 59, Smith Road
The Daily Herald provides answers to your questions about traffic problems and road construction. Send questions, comments and suggestions via e-mail to mporter@dailyherald.com or call (847) 427-4470. Please include your name and phone number. Q....
IEPA Says It's Close to Identifying Source of Carbon Dioxide
Byline: Deborah Johnson Daily Herald Assistant City Editor State environmental officials believe they have pinpointed the cause of Wood Dale's carbon dioxide problem. But they will not go public with the findings until after their work has been...
Investigator: Prosecutors Ignored Dugan's Story Man Claims Ryan Didn't Want to Be 'Second-Guessed' on Case
Byline: Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer A former DuPage County prosecutor rebuffed a state police officer investigating the murder of Jeanine Nicarico, that officer testified Monday. Investigator Ed Cisowski said he met several...
Jacobs Nets 10-1 Win over Wave
Byline: Rich Carlson Daily Herald Sports Writer The Jacobs soccer team has made a habit out of exploding in the second half of games and that trend continued on Monday. The Golden Eagles took a 3-0 lead into halftime against St. Edward and then...
Judge Sets Bond for Buffalo Grove Man Charged with Murder
Byline: Steve Warmbir Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer A Skokie man who police say shot and killed a rival gang member in Mount Prospect over the weekend was ordered held in jail without bond Monday. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Pamela Karahalios...
Kids Write a New Page in Book-Binding
Byline: Heidenrich & Larson A book is a book is a book. But is an origami box with pleated paper inside also a book? At Viking School in Gurnee, sixth-grade language arts students Mark Clemens, Willie Harju, Jean Hiett, Marie Hunt, Ashley...
Lake Zurich Panel Backs Restaurant's Upgrades
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald Staff Writer The Rock 'n' Roll Grill in Lake Zurich is trying its best to strum its way into the neighborhood's heart. The business succeeded in getting a recommendation from planning and development committee...
Lions Can Always Use the Help of Newcomers
Byline: Bev Moretti The Wood Dale Lions Club is a major community organization of volunteers who band together to help people in various humanitarian efforts. The club is trying to expand its effectiveness by inviting newcomers to join its ranks....
Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting at Homes
Byline: Steve Warmbir Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer A Hoffman Estates man pleaded guilty but mentally ill Monday to firing a .22-caliber rifle into three homes in town. Sarfaraz Khan, 29, was sentenced to two years in prison and four years...
McIntyre, Gallas Lead Cary-Grove; Larkin Baseball Sweeps Lake Park
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Cary-Grove's softball team saved its best for last Monday. The Trojans broke a 0-0 tie with a 9-run, 9-hit, sixth-inning eruption against Lake Zurich standout Sara Dietz to score a 9-0 victory over the defending Fox...
Meadows May Hear Ordinance Violations out of Court
Byline: Chris Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer When someone fights a parking ticket in Niles, they don't go to court, they go to village hall where an administrative hearing officer, not a judge, rules on the case. Although Niles is one of only...
Meadows Rolls; Brown, Stocking Throw Gems
Byline: Daily Herald Reports There was only one significant difference in Monday's Mid-Suburban League crossover between Rolling Meadows and Palatine. Both teams had a homer and pitchers Charlie Hahn and Sean Moreland had good outings supported...
Melas Park Finally Making Way for Improvements
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Mount Prospect's Melas Park may finally be getting the attention some say is long overdue. Village trustees agreed to award bids for a lighting project and to change the contract for jogging paths...
Motorola Pitches in to Help Right Iridium Ship
Byline: Anne Schmitt Daily Herald Business Writer Motorola Inc. has stepped up its marketing and sales support of Iridium LLC, the cash-strapped provider of global satellite mobile phone and paging services that is struggling to turn its technical...
Mundelein Closer to Hiring Officer to Lessen Court Load
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer Mundelein officials are split over whether to hire an administrative hearing officer to try minor violations and criminal offenses. The village board and Mayor Marilyn Sindles tentatively approved...
Naperville Central Shows Depth in Going Unbeaten vs. St. Charles
Byline: Gary Larsen Daily Herald Correspondent Depth is the key to success where tennis is concerned, and so far this year Naperville Central has unlocked every door that's been in its way. On Monday in Naperville, the Redhawks beat St. Charles...
Naperville Neighbors Wary of Traffic Study around Frontier Park
Byline: Kevin Barrett Daily Herald Staff Writer One thing residents near Frontier Park in south Naperville won't have to worry about is traffic. At least that's the conclusion of a recently released study by Naperville Park District officials....
Neighbor's Plans for Dodson Place Has Shodeen Considering Change
Byline: John Ferak Daily Herald Staff Writer Lyle Skinner has no expertise in architecture, but the Geneva resident's resourcefulness may make the city's largest redevelopment project a reality. Skinner, who lives on Second Street, offered his...
New Baby Inspires Will to See World as Perfect
Byline: Burt Constable Like all human stories, this one is a tale of life and death. Unlike most, this one starts with a death, or at least fears of one, then launches into a new life, or at least expectations of one, and then meanders into actual...
New Elgin Police Chief Known as Innovator Old Colleagues Say Miller Is Open to New Approaches
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer It was around 10 p.m. on a Thursday night in March when a 27-year-old man walked into Niles West High School in Skokie and shot an off-duty police officer before turning the gun on himself. Four...
Obituaries
William L. Gallup Jr. formerly of Chicago A funeral Mass for William L. Gallup Jr., 67, most recently of Scottsdale, Ariz., will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Ita Church in Chicago. Born Dec. 15, 1931, in Chicago, he died Sunday, April...
Officials Say Housing Project Isn't Suited for Barrington Twp
Byline: Bill O'Brien Daily Herald Staff Writer Officials from throughout the Barrington area were fiercely adamant Monday that a developer should be prohibited from building 500 town houses and a large retail center. "We don't want to see the...
O'Hare-Based Refueling Unit to Aid U.S. Air Attacks
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer Despite a senatorial send-off and attention from an army of reporters, the Air National Guard members that left Monday to assist in the air fight against Yugoslavia was preparing for another week at...
One-Time Engineer Trades Software for Sweet Treats
Byline: Kim Mikus Laura Pearlman traded in her computer programs for cookbooks. A former software engineer, she fell in love with French pastry and changed careers. Pearlman, who grew up in Mount Prospect, recently opened her own bakery. Laura's...
Ottawa's Struggles Should Be Food for Thought for Hawks
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer On more than one occasion last season, Blackhawks general manager Bob Murray spoke of how he would like to model the Hawks after the Ottawa Senators. What's the saying? Be careful what you wish for...
Our Writers Earn 27 Awards - So Far
Byline: Scott Horwitz The creative-writing classes of Buffalo Grove High School have received an unprecedented number of awards this year. The students have earned a combined total of 27 writing awards, and more contests are pending. Recently,...
Parents, Kids Should Communicate on Violence
Byline: Ben Beatty It sure would be nice to forget all the school violence that has been happening all over the country. But let's be braver than that. Let's remember the names of every school in every town that ever experienced the horrors of...
Police Departments Offer to Check School Buildings to Gauge Security
Byline: Christie Hart Daily Herald Staff Writer In the wake of shootings at a school in Colorado, schools in Naperville and Aurora soon may be getting a security check up. Indian Prairie Unit District 204 school board members decided Monday that...
Police Reports
Bartlett woman reports vandalism A Bartlett woman told police Monday that someone scratched obscenities onto her car doors while she was parked at an Elgin school, reports showed. The woman said she went inside the school in the 300 block of...
Public Works Boss Honored for His 25 Years of Service
Byline: Laurie Aucoin Daily Herald Staff Writer For 25 years, Roy Wickersheim has handled public works headaches for the village of Grayslake. Village officials recently let him know his work hasn't gone unnoticed. Mayor Pat Carey presented...
Randall Road on Pace to Expand to Six Lanes
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer Randall Road through St. Charles could become a six-lane stretch within the next five years. The Kane County Board's transportation committee has decided to hire a consultant to draw up preliminary...