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 February 14, 1999

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Taking sides in South Elgin While Rick Zirk's insertion into the campaign may be objectionable to some, the village president is within his bounds to state his preferences. Election Day is two months away and already South Elgin's village president...
[0] Local Report
Bolander Park site to become a field The Libertyville village board parks and recreation committee agreed to hold off on committing use of an undeveloped field on the west side of Bolander Park. Libertyville Little League showed interest in paying...
100 Days of Finding Ways to Make Math Stick
Byline: Beth Bales "One hundred days of friends, 100 days of fun. One hundred days of darling, dazzling, winning work you've done." - From "Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten," by Joseph Slate. Children had fun in about...
10th Man on the Moon Highlights Astronomy Group's 10th Year
Byline: Shanna Wagner Daily Herald Correspondent The 10th man on the moon helped the Algonquin-based Planetary Studies Foundation celebrate its 10th anniversary Saturday night. Apollo astronaut Charles H. Duke Jr. and the auctioning of a moon...
Affordable Senior Housing Scarce Many Can't Afford Resort Communities
Byline: Laurie Aucoin Daily Herald Staff Writer On a recent afternoon in the day room at Hawley Manor, residents are busy spinning yarns. Colorful strings form soap dish holders and one giant blue turtle. But the real yarns - the stories of their...
A Helping Hand for Single Mothers
Byline: Joanmarie Wermes Daily Herald Correspondent The five women who run Fellowship Housing Corp. in Schaumburg call the organization "unashamedly Christian" and say they were called by God to minister to the needs of families in crisis - particularly...
Astronaut Promotes Children's Science Center
Byline: Jonathan McKernan Daily Herald Staff Writer Astronaut Jerry Linenger relied on his life's experiences to help him survive his five-month stay as a passenger of the Russian space station Mir. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a holder...
Batavia's One Half Adds Up to a Defeat
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent It was a tale of two halves for Batavia Saturday night. The Bulldogs played like a championship-caliber team during the first half of action, but allowed Bradley Bourbonnais to rally in the second...
Bit by Bit, Couple Packs Up Memories and Blends Households
Byline: Kendra L. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer Deciding to get married was easy for Nancy Davis and Kenneth Cooke. They love to travel, eat out and play golf. Most importantly, they love each other. But figuring out what to do with two...
Cary-Grove, CLS Shine at Sectional; U-46 Competitors Shut out of State
Byline: Rich Carlson Daily Herald Correspondent DEKALB - The Fox Valley Conference certainly showed it can be a force to reckon with in wrestling while at the DeKalb Class AA sectional Saturday and Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South did their parts...
Check out Local Laws and Customs before Traveling to Foreign Lands
Byline: Gail Todd Recently, while waiting in line at the ticket counter for a boarding pass, I watched a very frustrated father with a young child try to check in for a flight to Mexico. The agent couldn't give them boarding passes without a release...
Chelios Flying to Philly? Murray Admits He's Listening
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer TORONTO - This is the rumor capital of the world when it comes to hockey, and the Blackhawks were greeted with the two biggest when they arrived Saturday. Doug Gilmour to Buffalo and Chris Chelios...
Child's Cancer a Source of Strength
Byline: Lee Husffeldt Angela Nicklas wants a red pager so her mom, Ingela, can get a hold of her when she is an angel. Sadly, it is only a matter of time now until the 7 1/2-year-old gets her wings. Angela has cancer. And even though her family...
Church Expanding Its Reach Wheaton Christian Center Hopes to Increase Local, Global Following with Move to Vacant 120,000-Square-Foot Building in Carol Stream
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer If you want to save more souls, you need a bigger building. And for Pastor Carlton Arthurs, a lot more soul-saving should be possible in the 120,000-square-foot Kmart building near Schmale Road...
Cooksey Makes History for Addison Trail with 7th Place
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent ROCKFORD - Addison Trail junior Crystal Cooksey and her coach, Donna Neumann, will long remember the last girls state bowling tournament of the decade. Cooksey, who was the first Blazers bowler...
Cornell Helps Purdue Shoot Down Illini
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - When Cory Bradford doesn't have to do everything for Illinois, he should really be something. Right now, all Bradford can do - with the rest of the Illini - is check in again at Heartbreak...
Daley's 2nd Serving of Reform
Byline: Jim Allen Restaurant inspection reform is coming to Chicago. Haven't we been here before? The latest version was sparked by Pam Zekman's investigative reports for WBBM Channel 2. Short of snowstorm coverage or Michael McCaskey's...
Demons' Burno Has What It Takes for Game-Winner
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Perhaps Memphis paid attention to Rashon Burno's stat sheet instead of his resume. The 5-foot-7 DePaul freshman entered Saturday's United Center showdown shooting a sparkling 1 of 13 from 3-point...
Don't Despair If You Aren't Having the Time of Your Life Sure, Love Sometimes Hurts, but despite the Pain, Your Heart Will Go On
Byline: Kelly Caccamo Daily Herald Staff Writer In 1987, millions of people watched Baby and Johnny fall in love on the big screen in "Dirty Dancing." Sparks flew between the two as their fancy footwork began at a summer resort in the Catskills....
Don't Take the Huggins-Knight Comparison All the Way
Byline: Bob Logan Field Marshal Bob Huggins doesn't like to be compared to Gen. Bob Knight. Tough toenails, Hug. Granted, the combative Cincinnati coach is an intimidator, just like the irascible Indiana coach. Huggins complains that the...
DuPage Collegians
North Central College Senior Sarah Morse, daughter of Ronald and Kathleen Hardy of Naperville, was one of seven students who recently traveled to Mexico as part of the North Central College's Model United Nations team. The team is representing Mexico...
Editorials
Let voters speak on Meijer plan On Monday the Lisle village board could make a decision that would dramatically change the face and finances of the village. If it approves an annexation agreement that would allow Meijer Inc. to build a superstore...
Editorials
Push them, but not over the edge One word that accurately describes the suburbs is success. Our villages are full of people who have become very successful in their professional lives. They have good incomes that allow them to live in comfortable...
Elgin Holds off DeKalb 62-51
Byline: Samantha Farlow Daily Herald Sports Writer They say everything has a time and a place. Saturday night, the Elgin boys basketball team found the right time to step up its game and put away visiting DeKalb 62-51 in an Upstate Eight Conference...
Elgin May Have Largest Sears Homes Collection
Byline: Mark Billings Daily Herald Correspondent Elgin image champions may want to add this statistic to their repertoire: Elgin may have one of the largest collections of Sears homes nationwide. That's the conclusion of a two-year study completed...
Elgin Standoff Suspect Gets $2 Million Bond
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer The Elgin man accused of killing his childhood friend and shooting at a police officer during Thursday's eight-hour standoff is being held in Cook County Jail on a $2 million cash bond after a judge's...
Employees on Part-Time Help Big Time
Byline: Jim Radlein Part-time employees offer an employer the way to react to business cycle peak demands. The Arlington Heights Park District is by no means unique in using this technique to answer such demands. In the formative years, the part-time...
End of This Game Goes Anything but Smoothly
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer The clock was a hot topic twice during the final minutes Saturday of Indiana's 69-92 overtime win at Northwestern. With 27.4 seconds remaining in regulation, there was a delay of nearly 10 minutes...
Entertainers Put on a Show at Easter Seals Fund-Raiser
Byline: Jonathan McKernan Daily Herald Staff Writer The bright lights, colorful television stage setup and list of entertainers for an Elgin fund-raiser was enough to rival a Jerry Lewis telethon. This is big business with stars, cameras and...
Family Still in Precarious State Rolling Meadows Residents Hurt in I-90 Pileup near Rockford
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer Three members of the Yoder family of Rolling Meadows remained in serious and critical condition at Rockford area hospitals Saturday, the day after their 1995 GMC Jimmy was crushed in a 15-car collision...
Fifth-Grader Selected to Dance in Ireland
Byline: Jean Murphy Congratulations to Mary Frances Egart, daughter of Jean Marie and Michael Egart of Mount Prospect, on qualifying to compete in the World Championships of Irish Dance, to be held in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland in late March....
Finally, a Book about Cold Climate Perennials
Byline: Jan Riggenbach For serious Midwest gardeners who have longed for a book that answers almost everything they could ask about perennials, there's a new answer. It's "Growing Perennials in Cold Climates," by Mike Heger and John Whitman (Contemporary...
Fire at Shooting Range May Be Result of Arson, Park District Officials Say
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer An early-morning fire Saturday severely damaged the clubhouse at a Naperville shooting range that has been riddled with controversy. The cause of the blaze at Sportsman's Park is unknown. Some...
Flowers, Dinner Top Teens' Romance Lists
Byline: Megan O'Donnell In the mist of this cold and mostly somber month comes the holiday of St. Valentine, the day where romance is in the hearts of teens throughout Lake County. Whether it is having parties in class, passing out Valentine's...
Former Club Fostered Kindness, Inclusion
Byline: Katherine Hamilton-Smith Summers, Tenn. at the end of the Civil War was, like much of the South, in a state of great change. The United States was in a state of recovery and slow healing in the aftermath of the great and tragic conflict,...
Fox Valley Must Fight to Keep Open Land
Byline: Fred Norris + Today in America, we double our population every 50 years. We see expansion and sprawl literally everywhere outside our urban centers. This brings an ever-increasing demand for more roads, new homes, jobs and places to shop....
Freed Inmate: Reform Needed on Death Row
Byline: Amy Callahan Independent commissions should review death penalty cases to ensure the convicted did commit the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. "In prison, you wake up every morning with the same bed and the same bars and the clang, clang,...
Freeze's Big Finish Knocks off Wings Score Four Times after 3-3 Tie
Byline: Daily Herald Reports The Freeze scored 4 goals in the final 9:48 to break a 3-3 tie and pull away to a 7-3 victory over Danville Saturday night at Fox Valley Ice Arena. George Parros broke the 3-3 tie with his 24th goal of the season...
Fremd Adds to Record Season by Running Past Lincoln-Way
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer Fremd capped off its winningest regular season in school history Saturday afternoon in Palatine. After falling behind 4-0 to visiting Lincoln-Way, the Vikings charged back with 12 unanswered points...
Fremd Edges Palatine in Classic MSL Finish
Byline: George Halas Daily Herald Correspondent As advertised, the most competitive Mid Suburban League boys swimming and diving conference championship in over a decade unfolded event by exciting event at Fremd Saturday. The quest for the first-place...
Friends Will Win on Oscar Night
Byline: Kelly Womer Daily Herald Correspondent While all the movie stars gather in Hollywood for the upcoming Oscars ceremony, more than 500 people will gather for a star-studded event to benefit Little Friends. The Little Friends 23rd Annual...
From the Armed Services
Steven D. Spohnloz, Villa Park Marine Cpl. Steven D. Spohnloz, son of Linda B. and Richard C. Spohnloz of Villa Park, recently completed sustainment training in Hawaii while assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked aboard the ships...
Genealogy Librarian Loves Looking Up Ancestors
Byline: Pat Merrill During a phone conversation last fall, my mother made the comment, "It's such a pretty day, I think I'll go for a walk in the cemetery." My first thought was, "You're going to do what?" But knowing her to be perfectly rational,...
Geneva Unable to Make Up for Cold Shooting in Loss to Morris
Byline: Kevin Beck Daily Herald Correspondent Sometimes you're hot ... sometimes you're not. Unfortunately for the Geneva girls basketball team, its shooting touch evaded it Saturday night in a hard-fought 49-42 loss to Morris at Mack Olson Gymnasium....
Get in Spirit of Spring at Flower Show
Byline: Reggie Gorski Can you actually see the light at the end of the tunnel after a very interesting winter of extremes? What better way to get in the spirit of springtime than to reserve your seat at the always-popular flower show sponsored...
Girls Hone Their Skills, Set Sights on State
Byline: Leah Brzezinski There are 51 girls at Lisle High School competing for the chance to go to a state-wide competition. These girls make up the cheerleading, drill team and the flag corps squads. Each team has been hard at work creating,...
Give a Valentine: Read out Loud to Children
Byline: Sheri Buttstadt Today is traditionally a day set aside for expressing your affections to special people in your life. For many of you reading this, you'll probably (if you know what's good for you) do something special for your sweetheart....
Golf Course Officials Drive Home Need for Higher Fees
Byline: Shanna Wagner Daily Herald Correspondent A game of golf just got more expensive in Bartlett. Golf passes for the Apple Orchard Golf Course will increase $5 for the 1999 season. Last year, golf passes were increased $20. Greens fees...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Senior summit to take place at St. Charles community center The American Association of Retired Persons will converge on St. Charles this week to ask seniors for ways to improve services to the elderly. The AARP will hold a "senior...
Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills!; Good Morning, Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS Family Service annual fund-raiser set Saturday at Holiday Inn Invitations to Family Service and Community Mental Health Center's annual fund-raiser, "The Premier Event" have been sent out. The Premier Event will be held Saturday...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE QUOTES "This document is already somewhat outdated. We'll have to regroup a bit." - Trustee Virginia Kucera, on the Advisory Committee on O'Hare Noise's 1999 strategic plan, which was completed last month, before the city of Chicago announced...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE QUOTES "You've got to figure that Fred is going to be inundated with people coming in and asking for a reduction based on the visual pollution of a tower." - North Barrington Village President George Larrain, talking about the Lake County...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE QUOTES "The reason that the objector filed the objection doesn't really have any bearing on whether it should be heard or not. Any voter can file an objection." - Michael J. Duggan, attorney for the Wheeling electoral board, responding to...
Good Morning, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village!
THE QUOTES "It's a chance to thank them for their patronage throughout the year." - Elk Grove Park District marketing manager Jennifer Menard on hosting Winterfest "Structurally, the building held up pretty well." - Elk Grove Village Fire...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS County appoints members to drunk driving task force Kane County Board Chairman Mike McCoy has appointed 39 members to the county's task force on drinking and driving. Included on the task force are Alice Tracy, state's attorney's...
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE QUOTES "Why are we wanting to discourage them from going somewhere? These are public streets. ... Shouldn't people get where they're going?" - Hoffman Estates Trustee Bill McLeod, on a village staff proposal to draft road-building standards...
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE QUOTES "I think it's the mix of uses that gives the intensity to a community - that gives it life." - Former Mount Prospect Trustee and current candidate Michaele W. Skowron said in an interview with Daily Herald editors about the need for...
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE QUOTES "We want them to 'Get Carded.' " - Palatine Public Library Executive Director Daniel G. Armstrong, commenting on a pilot program to entice children to get library cards so they can use the new bookmobile. The bookmobile is expected...
Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE QUOTES "We could lose because of the complexity of it. But (our economic model) is based on being able to control our own destiny through the use of home rule." - Rolling Meadows Mayor Thomas F. Menzel, talking about why he thinks keeping...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE QUOTES "Investigating the quality of education is a very daunting and overwhelming task. It would take up a lot of time and resources, and we may never be able to come to a conclusion." - Michael Bersani, chairman of the legal subcommittee...
Griffin Delivers 3-Pointer Wins It for Maine West despite 47 from Garnes
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer A member of the supporting cast stole the show on a Saturday night that seemed destined to belong to the stars at Rolling Meadows. Meadows' senior Rob Garnes erupted for a career-high 47 points....
Hampshire to Relocate a Piece of History
Byline: Jeanne Holzkamp Several years back, Hampshire was mentioned as being the new 'Golden Corridor" for development. Where villages may consider that a favorable distinction to hold, many residents would rather see the village left in its...
Hanover Park Celebrates Its Heritage
Byline: Eileen O'Daday Daily Herald correspondent Residents of Hanover Park take pride in the fact that their village is one of the most diverse communities in the Northwest Suburbs. That pride was evident Saturday when nearly 100 residents turned...
Hanover Park Park District Projects Higher Revenues, Costs
Byline: Shanna Wagner Daily Herald Correspondent The Hanover Park Park District plans to spend about 11 percent more while operating with 12 percent more revenues in fiscal year 1999-2000, but overall officials call it a "tight budget." The 1999-2000...
Harper Men with 11th Straight
Byline: Kevin Shepke Daily Herald Correspondent The Harper men's basketball team extended their win streak to 11 with an 88-66 victory over South Suburban on Saturday night. Harper (17-11) jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but the Bulldogs responded...
Harper Pitches Referendum to Schaumburg Board
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer Two Harper College officials came to Schaumburg's village board meeting this week to explain why the college is seeking approval of a $124.8-million bond issue April 13. Their 15-minute presentation...
Hawks Close Gardens with Their Own Fireworks
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer TORONTO - It was a most unlikely way to close Maple Leaf Gardens. Not only did the Blackhawks finally look like a hockey team, pounding the Maple Leafs 6-2 to snap a seven-game losing streak, they...
Heart Clinic Opens in Winfield Facility Features Elite Cardio Care
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer Heart patients in DuPage County will have access to cutting-edge procedures and one-stop treatment thanks to a new diagnostic clinic at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. The unit, being run...
Hersey Erupts at Libertyville
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Hersey's John Camardella had a feeling it might be a special night when he hit his first 10 3-point shots during warmups. "After I hit those, I looked over at Dave Hess and could tell he was thinking the same thing,"...
Historic Day in Toronto for Hawks, Leafs
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer TORONTO - Canada and the National Hockey League said goodbye to Maple Leaf Gardens Saturday night. The 68-year-old piece of hockey history closed its doors with a stirring ceremony following the...
"How We Got Porter off Death Row"
Byline: Thomas A. McCann Special to the Daily Herald The Anthony Porter who hugged me on his way out of prison a week ago was an Anthony I had never seen before. Dressed in regular clothes, flashing a smile that covered half his face, he was...
How Will History Judge Hyde's Role? Future Generations May Cast Congressman in Role of Bad Guy, Experts Say
Byline: Laura Janota Daily Herald Political Writer When history recounts President Clinton's impeachment trial for future generations, there's likely to be a villain and a hero. It's the way any good story is told. Which image will endure...
Huntley Continues Late-Season Surge by Downing Winnebago
Byline: Jennifer Wielgus Daily Herald Correspondent It's an old and tired cliche, but for the Huntley boys basketball team, there couldn't be a more perfect fit. Saturday night, the Redskins saved the best for last. Huntley (13-9, 4-4) closed...
Inside & Out
Are you as organized as your neighbor? What do you expect from people who hang out at The Container Store? According to survey forms at 19 stores around the country, 45 percent of customers clean and organize their closets twice a year. Twenty-four...
Jacobs/Dundee-Crown Swimmers Nab FVC Title Welter, Andresen Share MVP Honors; Schaumburg Girls Down Hononegah
Byline: Daily Herald Report The Jacobs/Dundee-Crown relay teams saved their best for last Saturday afternoon, and it paid big dividends in the form of the Fox Valley Conference swimming championship. The title is the fourth straight FVC crown...
Johnson, Lake Park Engineer Overtime Victory over St. Charles
Byline: Mike Considine Daily Herald Correspondent Beating St. Charles is still a special occasion for Lake Park, especially given the Saints' stifling defense, so some extra thought went into the game-winning play. Lancers senior Paul Johnson's...
Knight, Hoosiers Have to Sweat - a Very Pretty Sight
Byline: Mike Imrem Northwestern isn't an 800-pound gorilla yet, but at least it has reached mosquito status to Bobby Knight's ample backside. The Wildcats didn't used to even be that. They were a gnat on Indiana's windshield, something to be...
Lake Forest Wins NSC; Libertyville Bests Stevenson for 2nd
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent Lake Forest was the favorite heading into the North Suburban Conference swim meet, and the Scouts didn't disappoint. The hosts swam away with their fourth conference meet title in a row and their...
Lake Park Solves St. Charles in OT Saints Fall into First-Place Tie
Byline: Mike Considine Daily Herald Correspondent Beating St. Charles is still a special occasion for Lake Park, especially given the Saints' stifling defense, so some extra thought went into the game-winning play. Lancers senior Paul Johnson's...
Legal Delays Frustrate Women, Doctor Accused of Molesting Them
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer Things moved fast 13 months ago when a 32-year-old woman accused Dr. Mohammed Khaleeluddin of molesting her. In the days that followed, police arrested the well-liked Lake in the Hills physician...
Legislators Target Laser Pointers
Byline: Travis Akin Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - What was once an innocuous office device has become the latest issue in the ongoing gun-control controversy. Officials are concerned about low-cost laser pointers that could mimic sights...
Let's Go
Byline: Kathy Rodeghier Near... Follow the path of freedom Retrace the paths that many slaves followed on the way North along the Underground Railroad in Alton, Ill., during Underground Railroad Tours Feb. 20, 21, 27 and 28. Expert guides...
Libertyville Moves Up in Second Day; Berg Repeats as Champ
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent ROCKFORD - Despite not making the top six teams to advance to Saturday afternoon's final round of the state bowling tournament, Libertyville accomplished a lot in the morning round. And for the...
Local Report
Stevenson High to host drill invite Stevenson High School's pompon and cheerleading teams will host their 9th annual Drill Team Invitational Feb. 21 at the Lincolnshire high school. The competition will serve as a sanctioned Illinois Drill Team...
Local Report
Residents urged to buckle up kids The Kane County Sheriff's Office reminds residents that Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week starts today. Local police agencies all over the United States are reminding parents and legal guardians of children...
Luxurious Romantic Getaways Go Ahead, Splurge - Isn't True Love Worth It?
Byline: Diana C. Gleasner Daily Herald Correspondent Face it: If you have a great relationship, a walk in the park and a shared peanut butter sandwich are all you need. But at least once in your life, you ought to make a plan to do something...
Maine W. Leads the Way at Tough Conant Sectional
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent After two days of grueling competition at the Class AA Conant wrestling sectional, the stage is set for the state wrestling meet next weekend in Champaign. There were a lot of happy individuals...
Make Mom Proud: Play Nicely with Your Siblings
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent Many folks are righteously surprised when I mention one of my favorite statistics: Family travel constitutes 72 percent of all travel in the United States. When you think about it, however, it makes...
Neighbors of Lincoln Inn Employ Visual Aids in Fight against Hotel
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer Instead of simply objecting to a three-story hotel, neighbors of the Lincoln Inn showed two Batavia aldermen what a hotel would do to their neighborhood. The group pointed to a pink helium-filled...
One Stretch, Free-Throw Shooting Cost BC
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Sports Writer PEORIA - Basketball was unkind to Burlington Central here Saturday for six minutes and 18 seconds. It was during that stretch of time starting late in the first quarter that the Rockets were outscored...
Out of the Box Two Wildly Creative Sisters Find New Careers Selling Jungle-Themed Home Accessories
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Staff Writer The baby leopard is adorable. He stares out from a decorative box that would be perfect as an accessory - say in a man's office or a boy's bedroom. Maryanne Warton and Virginia Sweeney, doing...
Police Reports
Elgin man reports vandalism to car An Elgin man reported to police Saturday morning that someone splattered his car with several eggs. The man also reported that someone broke the hood ornament off of his 1979 Lincoln Continental as it was parked...
Potter, Springer Headed to State Batavia's Weight Dominates in Winning Downers N. Title
Byline: Daily Herald Reports George Springer knew there was no shame in losing his semifinal match to the state's top-ranked 145-pound wrestler. The St. Charles junior also knew there was no way he would lose again Saturday afternoon at the Class...
Prospect's Ward, Conant Team Take 3rd Place in State
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent ROCKFORD - Neither Conant nor Prospect senior Amy Ward were able to hold their positions atop the standings through the final session of the 27th annual state high school bowling tournament Saturday....
Raising Money, Support for School Made the Headlines a Century Ago
Byline: Jerry Turnquist If you think the weather this winter has been a challenge, it's a good thing you weren't here in 1899. There were frozen natural gas lines, sewer pipes and water mains - and not just a few. But, as unpleasant as the weather...
Rauschenberger Aims to Stave off Lake Shore Drive Motorcycle Ban
Byline: Travis Akin Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - State Sen. Steven Rauschenberger may not cruise the countryside on his "hog," but he does have an interest in motorcycles that hits close to home - his brother owns one. Thanks to his...
Rent a Home in the Country for a Weekend Getaway
Byline: Mike Michaelson Sammy decided to join us for breakfast. He grabbed a biscuit and stuffed it into his mouth. Sammy was fat and greedy - and just about the most brazen gray squirrel imaginable. He was romping in mounds of snow piled onto...
Rockets Come Up with Solid Effort but Fall to Prairie Central
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Sports Writer PEORIA - Basketball was unkind to Burlington Central here Saturday for 6 minutes and 18 seconds. It was during that stretch of time starting late in the first quarter that the Rockets were outscored...
Schaumburg Construction under Way
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer As motorists who drive along Route 53 and the Northwest Tollway can attest, two major parts of Schaumburg are under construction. West of Route 53, workers are demolishing the former One Schaumburg...
Schaumburg Sends Two Downstate
Byline: Daily Herald Reports At the Class AA DeKalb sectional, Schaumburg advanced two wrestlers - 119-pound junior Andy Gleixner (32-7) and 189-pound junior Adam Sesso (31-1) - into next weekend's individual state meet in Champaign. Both wrestlers...