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 August 2, 1999

[0] Local Report
Road work begins today in Huntley Construction is scheduled to begin today on the Illinois Department of Transportation's Route 47 and Main Street improvement project in Huntley. The first phase of the project will include significant public...
6 Facts Learned at the Lake County Fair
Byline: Russell Lissau The 71st annual Lake County Fair was far more than just a collection of midway games, carnival rides and corn dogs. It also was a chance for suburban residents to learn a lot about agriculture, farm animals and other interesting...
A Fresh Face Program Ideas Prove New Director Worthy of Senior-Center Post
Byline: Kate Clements Daily Herald Staff Writer Nancy Pudelwitts practically gushes when she talks about all of the new activities she has planned for Dundee Township senior citizens. After less than two months on the job as director of the Dundee...
Air Conditioning Puts Chill on Summer Strife
Byline: Bill Granger Why has the city become so settled, so peaceful in the summertime compared with unrest in neighborhoods, riots and other violence expected each August 30 years ago? "Air conditioning," my wife said. She made this illuminating...
All-Stars Fall 4-3 in Heartbreaker
The 12-year-old Naperville American Little League all-stars saw its dream of making the Little League World Series end with a heartbreaking 4-3 loss in extra innings Wednesday night to West Lawn in the Illinois Little League Section 2 final. Naperville...
Annual Picnic Sacred to Area Seniors
Byline: Joan Broz With the recent high temperatures, religious sisters at the Sacred Heart Monastery are putting in a little extra effort praying for good weather for Aug. 14. That's the day for the Lisle Park District and Kiwanis Senior Picnic...
Appeal Claim Decisions You Don't Agree With
Byline: Royce Blackwell Community relations, Elgin Social Security Office Social Security wants to be sure that every decision made about your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income claim is correct. First and foremost, we carefully...
Arlington Heights Reaches State Tourney
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent A return trip to the American Legion state tournament is the next step for Arlington Heights. That after Arlington Heights went unbeaten and out distanced Chicago Ridge 16-4 in seven innings Sunday...
Artist Will Share Show through Mid-August
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent As a student at the College of Lake County in the late 1980s, Michael Kozien admits that he was headstrong. His first love was graphics, and he pursued that with a passion. He also enjoyed painting,...
Award-Winning Photographer Offers Picture-Perfect Advice
Byline: Kim Becker Daily Herald Staff Writer It was the perfect vacation. A lot to see; a lot to do - and all of it caught on about 12 rolls of film. Two weeks later, after you develop your film, you find out that your vacation memories are too...
Background Checks for Volunteers May Be Good Idea
Byline: Michelle Martin Deputy Fire Chief John Feit dropped an unexpected question last week at a meeting of the Barrington Unit District 220 safety task force. The group was in the process of narrowing down priorities as they look for ways to...
Big Ten Football in Transition as Century Nears End
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer The Big Ten has a new look on the eve of a new century. Along with the usual heavy hype and high hopes, the 1999 football season carries a load of the same unrest and upheaval that's changing the face...
Board Ranks Low on Government Food Chain
Byline: Amy Williams Sometimes it takes those newcomers a while, but McHenry County Board Member Marc Munaretto of Algonquin says he finally realizes where the board stands in the overall government food chain. A few days after the county board's...
Bogged in Misunderstanding Few Understand the Ebb and Flow of Wetlands - but There Are Groups Homeowners Can Tap for Help and Education
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer In the name of environmental protection, some owners of sprawling homes in Kildeer did a little detective work to document a pump they say sucked the water out of their treasured neighborhood wetland....
Caution, First-Time Triathletes: The Swim Segment Is a Kick
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Staff Writer Renee Berg panicked while out for a short swim, and found out that kindness still has a place in the world. Berg toed the starting line in one of the 25 groups that began the recent Danskin Women's Triathlon...
Cheerleading Teacher Gives Girls Confidence
Byline: Jean Hockensmith Instructor Melissa Olson told 9-year-old Krysta Kucik, "Don't be nervous. It's only cheerleading," as Krysta took the floor to teach her classmates the two cheers she had added motions to as part of a voluntary assignment...
COD Part-Timers Lose Their Seats at Senate Sessions
Byline: Karen Kutz Daily Herald Staff Writer Part-time instructors at College of DuPage may no longer sit on the faculty senate, a faculty court of appeals has ruled. The move is resurrecting old rifts between the Glen Ellyn community college's...
Cougars Manager Positive despite Loss
Byline: Mike Spellman Daily Herald Sports Writer Things aren't going to well for the Kane County Cougars right now. How bad has it been? Well, the Cougars' 4-2 loss Sunday to the West Michigan Whitecaps was their 11th defeat in 15 games. Seven...
Crowd Has Sweet Time at Hampshire Parade
Byline: Kate Clements Daily Herald Staff Writer The Coon Creek Country Days parade in Hampshire had more floats than ever before, but it was still the candy tossing that attracted the most attention from the crowd. Shouts for candy could be heard...
Deli Still Not Ready to Open at Brown's Murder Site
Byline: Sandra del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer Work to transform the infamous Brown's Chicken & Pasta murder site in Palatine into a drive-through delicatessen seems to be at a standstill once again. Community Development Director Richard...
Demolition Derby a Smashing End to Fair
Byline: Chris Heidenrich Daily Herald Staff Writer There's nothing like watching junk cars smash each other to bits. And that's just how hundreds spent the final day of the 71st annual Lake County Fair - watching a frenzy of controlled destruction....
Does S. Elgin Need a Library? Trustees Look into Possibility of a Separate District
Byline: Heather Ryndak Daily Herald Staff Writer At least three South Elgin trustees are willing to pursue a study to determine if forming a library district is feasible. To do so would mean breaking away from Elgin's Gail Borden Public Library...
DuPage Fair Attendance Burned by Heat Wave
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer DuPage County Fair Manager Ellen Sietmann is philosophical about this year's poor attendance. "You have the good years and the bad," she said, resigned to the fact that 1999 fell into the latter...
DuPage's Part in WWII Flies into County Airport
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer They helped win World War II by building airplanes for the nation's massive war production effort. Now steps are being made to ensure the contribution of Howard Aircraft Co. employees won't be forgotten....
Eager New Principal's Not Lacking in Experience
Byline: Dave Mann Daily Herald Staff Writer Chris McDermott is excited about her first job as a principal as she waits to take the reins of one of the two new elementary schools Huntley District 158 is building. "Absolutely," the 49-year-old...
Editorials
Help for seniors worth the cost Senior citizens struggling with rising property tax bills will get some relief under a law signed recently by Gov. George Ryan. The law allows homeowners age 65 and older whose household income is less than $40,000...
Elgin Continental Tops Beardstown
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report SPRINGFIELD - Two-out magic led the Elgin Continental Little League Junior Boys to yet another win in the state tournament Sunday at the MacFarland Center Complex. With no one on and two outs in the fourth inning,...
Exercise Machines, Dancing Keep This Senior in Shape
Red Floyd - Age: 76 - Profile: Retired construction supervisor who lives in Carpentersville; married with four children and four grandchildren. - Vital statistics: Height: 6 feet. Weight: 188 pounds. - Old days: "I never was a sportsman...
First Students Will Help Shape New School St. Charles North's Identity Left Up to Them
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer As the sound of a marching band plays on his radio, Frank Kesman turns up the volume. "See, this is a good one," says Kesman, principal of the future St. Charles North High School. It's peppy,...
Former Township Assessor Dies at 72 Gochenaur Well-Liked despite Difficult Nature of Job in St. Charles
Byline: John Ferak Daily Herald Staff Writer Being a property tax assessor is like walking a fine line. Since he determines the value of properties, chances are he'll make a few more enemies than friends. But family and colleagues of Marcel "Bill"...
For Some Kids, Summer's a Learning Adventure
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer The looks on the children's faces when they received free books is an image that will probably last a lifetime for Nancy Corry. Corry, program coordinator for Mount Prospect's new Summer Adventure...
From Friendly Cop to Loving Grandfather Cary Officer Retires without Missing a Beat
Byline: John M. Blomquist Daily Herald Correspondent Retirement brings an unequivocal change to the daily routine, and some embrace it while others dread it. But Lt. Dave Burman, who turned in his gun and badge June 13 after working as a Cary...
Girls See the Future Is Theirs Program Shows Latinas Alternatives to Motherhood
Byline: Kristin Larson Daily Herald Staff Writer Wearing khakis and platform gym shoes, Yvonne and Yvette Vasquez look like typical 12-year-old girls. Except on this hot summer morning the twin sisters are spending the day at Provena Saint Therese...
Going through the Roster Mets Win Battle of Attrition over Cubs
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer Jose Nieves didn't expect to play Sunday, after a hurry-up call to join the Cubs for their series finale with the New York Mets. But nobody expected this 13-inning affair to drag on for 4 hours and...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Anderson Animal Shelter group to hold regular meeting today Friends of the Anderson Animal Shelter will meet at 7:15 p.m. today at the shelter in South Elgin. Newcomers are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Friends volunteers...
Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills!
THE BRIEFS Lake in the Hills wants input about Indian Trail Beach plans The Lake in the Hills Park and Recreation Board is asking for input for the park design at Indian Trail Beach. The property at 228 Indian Trail has been purchased by the...
Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE BRIEFS Pajama Party to raise funds for Banta House historic restoration The Arlington Heights Historical Society will hold a Pajama Party on Sept. 24 to raise funds to restore a bedroom in the Banta House. Adults and children age 8 and...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Weeden appointed to Deer Park village board, replaces Althoff The Deer Park village board has appointed Cathie Weeden as its newest trustee. She replaces the outgoing Catherine Althoff. Weeden, 42, a resident of Deer Park for 13...
Good Morning, Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS Business exhibitors needed for McHenry County BizNet '99 Exhibitors are still able to sign up to participate in BizNet 1999, McHenry County's only business-to-business expo. The expo will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at McHenry...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS Elgin's Well Child Center offers low cost immunizations, physicals The Well Child Center will offer school physicals from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at Centro de Informacion, 62 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. For a cost of $30 per child, children...
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE BRIEFS Barrington Sidewalk Days to offer sales, attract shoppers The annual Barrington Sidewalk Days is coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday and, as always, is expected to draw thousands of shoppers from throughout the suburbs. Sponsored...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!; Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE BRIEFS Class gives chance to learn first aid, earn certification Kiddy Korner Family Daycare of Schaumburg is sponsoring a first aid certification class for the community. The class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Schaumburg...
GOP Chew on Tax Cut Plan at Annual Picnic
Byline: Bill O'Brien Daily Herald Staff Writer Many local and state Republicans questioned Sunday whether Congress should be talking about tax cuts, suggesting it would be better to shore up existing programs and pay down the national debt first....
Harvesting Ideas from New 'Enabling Garden'
Byline: Jane Oppermann With visions of purple coneflowers, Shasta daisies, lavender, phlox and roses, vibrant pinks, boisterous magentas and brilliant yellows dancing in our heads, we plan and dream of wild, abundant, but well-tended gardens. No...
Health Watch
If a good night's sleep is something you only dream about, Shape magazine has a few suggestions to send you off to the land of Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod. - Skip the heavy foods within five hours of sleeping. Digestion can interfere with solid sleep....
High-Speed Trains Could Unclog Skies
Byline: Chris Fusco Every time airline delays mount, people start discussing new runways at O'Hare International Airport or a new airport in the South suburbs. The 200 members of the Illinois Association of Railroad Passengers aren't among them....
Hot Times Means Down Time for Us
Byline: Rusty & Diane Ayers Is it cooler yet? The weather people said it would be by now, but as I sit in my sultry attic home office writing this on Friday morning, any temperature below about 85 degrees seems like a distant dream. I...
Intern's Persistence Leads to Cure of Boy
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer Anyone who's watched an episode of "ER" knows that interns' opinions don't count for much. These medical neophytes are supposed to watch and learn - not challenge the opinions of veteran physicians,...
It Didn't Have to Come to This Owners, Village Haven't Addressed Dangers at Ovaltine
Byline: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah Daily Herald Staff Writer Al Lucchesi, the man left in charge after Ovaltine left its Villa Park factory in 1986, remembers his advice to new owner Richard Haskell. "I told him, 'You better put guards in there,'...
Kids Study Cultures through Art Professional Leads 100 Campers on International Journey
Byline: Mike Burke Daily Herald Staff Writer More than 100 kids in Medinah traveled around the world this summer. The Medinah Park District summer day camp's international theme allowed its young participants to learn about many different countries...
Kids Take over the Airwaves Budding Broadcasters Get the Mike
Byline: Kari Allen Daily Herald Staff Writer Who knows? Maybe a budding Wolfman Jack was in the house. Sixteen local junior high and middle school students recently got to find out first hand what it's like to be a disc jockey. They felt the...
Kids to Line Up for Health Checks
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Going back to school is not all about new clothes and class assignments. In fact, the Lake County Health Department and the League of Women Voters are emphasizing the importance of health at the...
Leconte Cashes in at Nuveen
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Acting in the role of Michael Jordan, Henri Leconte held up two fingers after he won his second consecutive Senior Tour event Sunday, beating Tim Wilkison 6-3, 6-1 in the finals of the Nuveen Champions...
Lisle Board Could Vote Monday on Green Trails
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer After months of debate and research, Lisle village board members could be coming to a decision about closing Green Trails Drive. The board is scheduled to discuss the issue and could vote at Monday's...
Local Report
Ice cream social, raffle at Lombard Commons What's summer without ice cream? The Lombard Historical Society is hosting an old fashion ice cream social from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Peck Homestead, located across Lombard Commons, near the intersection...
McNown, Bears to Talk Today
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Holdout first-round draft pick Cade McNown will be in Chicago today, with agent Tom Condon, to begin face-to-face discussions on stalled contract negotiations with the Bears. Although...
Medical Milestones from Polio Prevention to 'The Pill': The Century's Top 10 Advances
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer It wasn't that long ago that children were forbidden to swim in the water for fear of catching polio. And being born a couple of months premature almost always meant a death sentence. These were...
More Buyers Than Sellers in Market for Teachers
Byline: Galloro & Wong Northwest suburban school officials are reporting that they are having a hard time filling positions, especially for special education and bilingual programs. The Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization still...
More Summer Fun in August
Byline: Susie McCall Link It has been a busy few months in Vernon Hills, with a wide array of special events celebrating holidays, as well as events that simply celebrate summer. While August is upon us and moms and dads are beginning to think...
Neighborhood Teams Sizzle at Sports Day Competition
Byline: Laura Zahn Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent Once again, the weather was sweltering for the second annual Sports Day sponsored by DuPage Prevention Partnership at Atten Park in Wheaton. However, the competition between the teams would have...
New Music Fest Draws Thousands in First Year
Byline: John Ferak Daily Herald Staff Writer Claudia Carlsen's toes were tapping Sunday at the Chord on Blues summer music festival in downtown St. Charles. The Huntley woman sat on the sidewalk curb as she and her husband, Duke, watched the...
New Ramps in Fast Lane Rt. 47 Exits May Come Sooner Than Expected
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer Much-needed tollway ramps to and from the west side of Route 47 might come to Huntley sooner than expected. But they would come at a potentially hefty price for Huntley and developers working...
New York Trips Driven in Style
Byline: Virginia K. Moseley, Barrington Car buffs alert. Name the most popular luxury car in the late 1920's through most of the '30s. Hint: its company started in 1899, merged with Studebaker in 1954 and ceased in 1958. Answer: the Packard. ...
Nieves, Shortstop of Future, Recalled Bowie Gets First Taste of Wrigley
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer The Cubs will give Jose Nieves every chance to prove he can be the everyday shortstop in 2000. They recalled Nieves on Sunday from Class AAA Iowa in the wake of trading Jose Hernandez to the Atlanta...
Night out Will Bring Neighbors Together
Byline: Catherine Edman Daily Herald Staff Writer In an age when people often don't know their neighbors, some DuPage communities are trying to reverse that trend. National Night Out, which falls this year on Tuesday, offers the opportunity to...
Now We're Reasonably Ready to Cope with Y2K
Byline: Jack Mabley Three years ago I received a 32-page pamphlet with these words on its cover in large black letters: "A bankrun like no other will hit every major bank on earth in 1999." "A worldwide panic is now inevitable," it warned....
Old Tools Show How It Used to Be Done
Byline: John Ferak Daily Herald Staff Writer With the click of a mouse pad and the stroke of a keyboard, you can print business cards from your personal computer. Still, while today's computer technology works wonders for many people, Paul Aken...
Palatine Chief Exits with Only One Regret
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer He's been a pioneer in law enforcement. And although his resume is filled with accomplishments, there is one thing that retiring Palatine Police Chief Jerry Bratcher regrets about his 43 years in police...
Police Reports
Shots fired at 2 homes while residents sleep Someone shot at two homes on the 200 block of South Channing in Elgin at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, but no one was injured, Elgin police reported. An Elgin woman and her two children were asleep in one house...
Preservation the Call of the Day for St. Charles Residents
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer The old law office at the Dunham-Hunt Museum served as the perfect example for a class on preserving historic buildings. Students learned the importance of preserving wood siding - and the importance...
Put Yourself Down for This Block Party
Byline: Virginia McDonald Enjoy a community block party from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Mundelein train station behind the fire department. The flashlight walk begins at 9 p.m. Register early to receive a free T-shirt. Mundelein residents...
Real Estate Transfers
Property transfers recorded recently in DuPage County: Bensenville $924,667; 240 E. Foster Avenue, Bensenville, 60106; sold June 24, 1999 by London Chemical Co Inc to Haybar. $322,000; 954 Breiter Court, Bensenville, 60106; sold June 23, 1999...
Residents Urged to Leave Light on, Meet Neighbors for Night Out
Byline: Carla Labunski Daily Herald Staff Writer On Tuesday night, about 30 million people are going to invite the neighbors over, throw burgers on the grill, watch a parade, spread a blanket out in a park for a band concert or shake hands with...
Restaurateurs Find Key to Success: Doing It Right
Byline: Joan G. Broz Daily Herald Correspondent Twenty-five years ago, Ray and Suzi Smietanski had a dream. The young couple didn't want to have a boss. They wanted to go into business for themselves. They eyed a two-story building with a...
S. Elgin Spending 'Night' against Crime
Byline: Heather Ryndak Establishing more youth interest in law enforcement and creating additional neighborhood watch groups are goals of South Elgin's fourth annual National Night Out Against Crime this year. The event, which will take place...
Senior Center Walls Get Face Lift with Students' Help
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff The plain white walls of the Palatine Township Senior Center are now colorfully decorated, thanks to a group of 10 Harper College interior design students. Second-year interior design students Marjorie Saffold of Niles...
Sharing Experiences of a Lifetime
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer When Caroline Hustel and Minnie Landorf talk amongst themselves, they have a lot to discuss. After all, the 104-year-old women have seen the 20th century parade past their eyes from the Wright brothers'...
Software
Under the big top In "Starshot," your job is to save the Star Circus, which is so deeply in debt the bank sends a talking 3-megaton time bomb to explode in 10 days unless the circus pays its $3 million debt. Star Circus is also plagued by Baron...
Sox in Party Mood after Finally Solving Indians
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer CLEVELAND - Considering they had just played the Indians, the scene in the White Sox' postgame clubhouse was very unusual Sunday. There was laughter. Music. And the rare smell of victory floated...
Springsteen, E Street Band Celebrate Homecoming
Byline: Sarah Henseler Daily Herald Staff Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - On a night he dedicated to the rebirth of the E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen preached "the ministry of rock 'n' roll" before 20,500 of his disciples at the Continental Airlines...
Super Moms
The Batavia Mothers' Club recently held its annual banquet and installation of officers for the 1999-2000 year. The new officers are treasurer Linda Fritz, vice-president Marcy Stone, secretary Julie Fessler, historian Lauren Galardini, president...
Surfing
Serving up volleyball From high school gyms to beaches across the world, volleyball is an extremely popular sport. It can be played by almost anyone, anywhere. All you need are a few players and a net. Likewise, if you're searching for information...
Swimmers Set 7 Team Records
The Geneva River Rats finished second and set seven team records in the North Central Illinois Swim Conference divisional meet on July 24. The River Rats, with strong efforts in each age bracket, scored 1,578 points at Sunset Pool in Geneva. The...
The City
Devine proposal deals with hate crimes A month after Benjamin Smith targeted minorities in a shooting spree that began in heavily Jewish West Rogers Park, Cook County State's Attorney Richard Devine stood in the same neighborhood and unveiled a...
The Frequent Flier
To many I'm considered blessed. I fly the skies like one obsessed, And as the miles pile ever higher, I put them all on Frequent Flier. True, I enjoy a certain status And sometimes even fly for gratis. But all of this is mere facade...
The Last Paratroopers A Song of the Angels (of the 11th Airborne Division)
I wonder where those Troopers are That we knew so long ago Wherever can those young men be from 50 years ago With shiny eyes and shiny boots and wings upon their chest I wonder where they all have gone Perhaps we'll never know...
The Price Is Right at Penny Carnival
Byline: Erin Chan Daily Herald Staff Writer Kids really can get their two cents' worth at Winfield Park District's third annual Penny Carnival. Games costing anywhere from a penny to a quarter can buy a whole lot of fun - and maybe even some...
Thomas' Buddy Raines Going through Some Tough Times
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer CLEVELAND - Frank Thomas has played with more teammates than he cares to remember since joining the White Sox exactly nine years ago today. Thomas forged close friendships with several of them, but...
Top Seeds Set for St. Charles Men's Tourney
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent Rich Balla knows it will be hard to repeat as St. Charles men's golf champion, but he is ready for the challenge. Balla, by winning last year's title, automatically gained the top seed in this year's...
Toyota Brings Practical Hybrid to Roadway
Byline: Dave Boe - Ladies and gentleman, start your hybrid engines. While hybrid, or combination engines, have been talked about for decades, precious few have made it to roadways in any great numbers. That may be about to change. With stricter...
Trade Shows Cubs' Thoughts on Future
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Terry Mulholland stopped at Mailboxes Etc. last week to pick up some packing materials just in case. Jose Hernandez's wife set the alarm on the microwave oven for 11 p.m. Saturday. Both were relieved...
Trailblazing U of C's Impressive Achievements
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer The first heart transplant on a dog, a new malaria treatment, breakthroughs in tuberculosis - these are just some of the medical milestones of the 20th century that took place very close to home, at...
Turning Every Parent's Nightmare into Hope
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer On Feb. 25, 1998, Pam and Dennis Cagney lived through the beginning of every parent's nightmare. Their son Kevin, not quite 2 years old, was diagnosed with leukemia. That began endless rounds...
Wheaton Academy Attempts to Unify Freshmen Early
Byline: Justin Ekwall The anticipation of a new school year can always lead to a wide range of emotions, ranging from eagerness to sheer horror. For incoming freshmen, these emotions are multiplied ten-fold. With 125 to 130 students, this year's...
Women's Health at Heart of Coalition Drive
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer The Kane County Health Department is trying to start a group dedicated to addressing women's health concerns. The new panel is called Health First: Kane County Women Speak Out. Leaders envision it becoming...