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 March 28, 1999

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THE BRIEFS Rep. Hastert announces art competition for district students Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert has announced an art competition for high school students in the 14th congressional district. The winning entry, along with artwork...
2nd Ward Batavia Hopefuls Discuss Development
Two candidates will compete April 13 for one 4-year seat from the 2nd Ward on the Batavia City Council. The incumbent is Gene Schneider, 44, a horticulturist and owner of G & E Greenhouses in Elburn. The challenger is Ryan McFarland, 28, a laborer...
81-Year-Old State Senator Doesn't Let Age Slow Her
Byline: Travis Akin Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - State Sen. Adeline Geo-Karis turns 81 on Monday, but that still does not stop her from taking up the issues that are important to her. She fed the Senate cake on Friday but otherwise...
Aboard the Canadian Riding the Rails from Vancouver to Toronto
Byline: Jeff Miller Daily Herald Correspondent "I thought that died years ago," a friend said when he heard my wife and I planned to ride the Canadian, the famous train across Canada. Many people harbor the same misconception about this scenic rail...
Academic Team Earns Spot in State Competition
Byline: Erin Chan Most smart kids really aren't that nerdy, and 14 students on Wheaton Academy's Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering team prove it. The eclectic bunch - among them a soccer captain, a concert choir member, a tennis conference...
Annexation by Cary Parks Leaves More Options
Byline: Jonathan McKernan Daily Herald Staff Writer The Cary Park District board has annexed the remaining 83 acres of a hotly contested piece of land along Route 31. However, the move isn't exactly a land grab, park district officials said Saturday....
A Powerful Woman in Mural Keeps Eye on Library
Byline: Margery Frisbie When Brian Benson unveiled the middle panel of the handsome and evocative new mural at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library the last Sunday in February, I was face to face with the redoubtable Nellie Noyes Best, doyenne...
Aromi, Belinski Go Deep as Elgin Turns Back Gordon Tech
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Sports Writer Joel Aromi wasn't thinking home run Saturday. But it was home run he got - times two. Aromi clocked a pair of 2-run blasts to lead an extra base hit barrage in Elgin's 9-6 victory over Gordon...
Artisans Use Technology to Make, Sell Folk Wares
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer Nationally known artisan David T. Smith has been called a pioneer in a push-button world. The Ohio resident uses a laptop computer to draw replicas of antique shaker tables, chairs and other furniture...
Athlete Uses Computer Programs to Improve Visual Fitness
Byline: Ann Winzenburg Playing Nintendo games never turned a couch potato into a terrific athlete. Naperville Central High School junior Gerald Clark, however, uses game-like computer programs and other exercises to help him hit a curve ball...
Athletic, Fine Arts Facility Slated for Construction
Byline: Mary Norris Alumni who come back to visit St. Francis High School in Wheaton will be pleasantly surprised to see the physical changes going on at the school. Five years ago, St. Francis established a capital campaign plan to help improve...
Balmy Weather Lures Residents outside Bikers, Hikers, Skaters, Golfers Enjoy Temperatures in Mid-50's
Byline: Jennifer Patterson and Jonathan McKernan Daily Herald Staff Writers Mother Nature must be a baseball fan. She made sure the weather was just right on the first day of practice for Cary youth baseball teams that gathered on the sand-covered...
Barrington Extends Unbeaten Start
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer Perry Peterson had to think for a moment when asked the last time his Fillies got off to a 5-0 start. "It might have been our 1994 team which started out 20-0," he said. But this is a season in...
Batavia Gets off to Good Start by Taking 2 from Hampshire
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Batavia started its season with a bang, sweeping a nonconference double-header from Hampshire, 5-1 and 15-9, Saturday in Hampshire. Brian Brandenburg, Matt Hoag and Billy Vigliotti each had 4 hits on the day to lead...
Batavia Hands Hampshire First Losses; Huntley Sweeps H-BR
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent Batavia started its season with a bang, sweeping a doubleheader from Hampshire, 5-1 and 15-9 in Hampshire Saturday. Brian Brandenburg, Matt Hoag and Billy Vigliotti each had 4 hits on the day...
Batavia Surpasses '98 Victory Total in Posting Sweep
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent What a difference a year makes. The Batavia softball team managed only three wins in 25 games last season. But things are different so far this year for the Bulldogs. Batavia swept a nonconference...
BG Looks Sharp in Debut
Byline: Daily Herald Reports The curtain raised successfully on a senior-dominated Buffalo Grove baseball team in the first game of a double-header at St. Viator. The Bison defeated the Lions 8-5 in a see-saw contest in the first game and went...
Bones Become Bountiful as Latest Kids' Toy Craze
Byline: Kim Mikus Make no bones about it, Crazy Bones seem to be the next craze. Sales of the brightly colored trinkets are taking off. Young crowds trade the plastic figures as well as play simple games like "Beat the Bonehead." With Best...
Boys Keep It in the Family as Teacher's Aides
Byline: Beth Bales Spring break has begun for Geneva students - and teachers. High school seniors Andrew Dodge and Andy Talsma think their teacher moms richly deserve this week off. This conclusion was reached after both spent the first semester...
Carmel Sweeps; Wauconda Wins 3
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Carmel will be relying in part on its youth this season, mainly a trio of talented sophomores. And in Saturday's season opener against Antioch, all three of the sophomores made big impressions - none bigger than that...
Child's Play Now a Collector's Dream
Byline: Lee Husffeldt Old toy soldiers never die, they just increase in value. From the 1920s until the early '40s, a dime would buy a child a hand-painted metal soldier ready for combat. You could have a small army for $1. Today it takes a paycheck...
Chilly Swim in Lake Bluff Aids Charity
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Volunteers' cold swim warms hearts Human polar bears charged into Lake Michigan for a frigid dip Saturday - then dashed right out again. The 130 volunteers took the leap for Special Olympics...
Cubs' Gonzalez Already Sees Benefits of Weight Program
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. - Cubs manager Jim Riggleman oversimplified things a bit to describe the "old" Jeremi Gonzalez. "He was taking some things for granted, maybe," Riggleman said. "He said, 'I'm getting...
Cumbo Keys Mustangs 1-0 Victory over Saints
Byline: Pete Sampson Daily Herald Correspondent Kristin Cumbo refused to let a game-winning-RBI pass her by twice. In the first inning, with the game scoreless, Cumbo stepped to the plate with the bases loaded. She watched St. Charles' Kristyn...
Defense Seals Saints' First Victory
Byline: Kevin Schmit Daily Herald Sports Writer Throwing leather is one thing, making a baseball stick to it is something else. St. Charles finally made it stick. Two diving catches in the sixth inning by Saints outfielders Pat Durr and Luke...
Despite Illness, Ailing Girl Continues Optimism
Byline: Pat Merrill Amanda Krueger is a young woman who lives in two worlds. You have read about the cruel one in this space before. During her early high school years, she was diagnosed with Gardner's syndrome, a rare genetic disease linked...
District 214 Candidates Disagree on Eligibility Issue
Byline: Vince Galloro Daily Herald Staff Writer There are two camps on how to set academic standards students must meet to play sports and participate in activities. One camp says keep the standards achievable by as many students as possible,...
Downers South Nips St. Charles on Disputed Play in Seventh
Byline: Pete Sampson Daily Herald Correspondent Kristin Cumbo refused to let a game winning-RBI pass her by twice. In the first inning with the game scoreless, Cumbo stepped to the plate with the bases loaded. She watched St. Charles' Kristyn...
Downtown Development Issues Separate Des Plaines Candidates
Byline: Dwayne T. Wong Daily Herald Staff Writer Des Plaines' downtown development dominated discussions by the city's aldermanic hopefuls Saturday at a candidates' forum sponsored by the Maine Township Republican Woman's Club at the Destiny Restaurant....
Drug Use and Crime on Minds of Candidates
Six candidates are running for three available 4-year terms in Indian Prairie Unit District 204. Voters in the Naperville-Aurora district will choose from among three incumbents - Joycelyn Hafstad, Deanne Harzinski and Mark Metzger - and three challengers...
DUI Suspects Stand to Lose More Than Licenses Repeat Offenders May Find Their Cars Seized
Byline: Chris Heidenrich and Tony Gordon Daily Herald Staff Writers The sight of a BMW in the affluent village of Hawthorn Woods would not be surprising, unless the vehicle is a police car. Residents need not worry police are going on a spending...
DuPage Collegians
National-Louis University Linda Hartigan of West Chicago earned a bachelor of arts degree in behavioral science from National-Louis University at the Evanston campus. Bethel College Jessica Buch, daughter of James and Elaine Buch of Wheaton,...
Editorials
Keep closer tabs on truckers' records Secretary of State Jesse White says it troubled him to send back trucker John Stokes' driver's license, and rightly so. Stokes, of Manteno, drove the truck that straddled the train tracks near Bourbonnais when...
Editorials
No reason to vote no in District 200 Voters who opposed tax hikes in Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 last year and the year before that were called anything from stingy to cruel. They didn't care about children, is what opponents of the referendums...
Effects of New Referendum Touch Us All
Byline: Rusty & Diane Ayers It's springtime, the snow is gone, the birds are singing, so you know what that means: It's time for another tax referendum in Huntley. In the last election, we were voting on bonds to build two new elementary...
Ex-Clinton Adviser Brings Tales from the Front to Chicago
Byline: Allen & Herguth Harold Ickes, a former top adviser to President Clinton, will speak about his often stormy days in the administration during a visit to the University of Chicago on Thursday. Ickes should have plenty of material for...
Failure of State Law Giving Murderers a Break Prison Sentences of Seven DuPage Killers Were Nearly Halved after Court Deemed New Law Unconstitutional
Byline: Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Cathleen Hendrickson is still trying to come to terms with the murder of her infant son at their home in Winfield two years ago. She took some consolation with the life sentence given...
Families Share Their Passover Traditions Observances May Differ from Person to Person, but Holiday Unites Jews around the World
Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Correspondent Jewish holidays are rich in tradition, but none quite so rich as Passover, the eight-day observance of the Israelites' Exodus from Egypt. How Jews observe the holiday, which begins Wednesday at...
Ford, Zimmer Spark Red Devils Liermann Lifts Totals as Mustangs Clobber Reavis; WW South Has All the Answers for Glenbard West
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Reports It's hard to say who was Hinsdale Central's hero in its Game 1 win over Nazareth during a doubleheader sweep in Hinsdale Saturday - Brad Zimmer or Brendan Ford. The opener matched up two of Chicagoland's best...
Foreign Language Clubs Bring Kids Together
Byline: Megan O'Donnell Hola! Bonjour! Guten Tag! These greetings are just a few that can be heard from the various foreign language clubs throughout Lake County high schools. Although taking foreign language is a graduation requirement at...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS Residents turning 50 eligible for ECC 50th anniversary deal In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Elgin Community College is offering a gift of free tuition for up to three credit hours to 50 District 509 residents celebrating their...
Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills!; Good Morning, Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS Cary-Grove Jaycees need vendors for June Cary Days festival The Cary-Grove Jaycees are looking for food vendors and participants for the Cary Days Festival, which will be held June 24-27 at Lions Park in Cary. All community groups...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!; Good Morning, Arlington Heights!
THE QUOTES "It was, in my opinion, kind of a private preserve for people who rented spaces there and parked their mobile homes, or immobile homes as they turned out to be." - Lake County Forest Preserve District Commissioner Stevenson Mountsier,...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE QUOTES "Hallelujah." - Wheeling Village President Greg Klatecki, on news that the demolition of the shuttered Sportmart on Milwaukee Avenue and Dundee Road has begun "They were intrigued." - Wheeling Economic Development Director Bill...
Good Morning, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village!
THE QUOTES "To me, not all people are the same. We live in a neighborhood full of all different people and they are all working together toward the new millennium." - Monica Fumarolo, a fifth-grader at Nerge Elementary School in Elk Grove Village,...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin!
THE BRIEFS Three public forums slated for Elgin, S. Elgin candidates The League of Women Voters of Elgin and the Daily Herald will be sponsoring a forum for Elgin candidates running in the April 13 election. A forum for Elgin City Council...
Good Morning, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg!
THE QUOTES "To me, not all people are the same. We live in a neighborhood full of all different people and they are all working together toward the new millennium." - Monica Fumarolo, a fifth-grader at Nerge Elementary School in Elk Grove Village,...
Good Morning, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights!
THE QUOTES "These things have a propensity to multiply like rabbits." - Mount Prospect Village President Gerald L. "Skip" Farley said during a village board discussion on limiting the number of newspaper vending machines at the downtown Metra...
Good Morning, Palatine and Inverness!
THE QUOTES "I never like to put a time on it. But we are a bit ahead of schedule and are confident, short of some crazy thing happening, we will make our June 12 opening." - Palatine Park District Executive Director Fred P. Hall, talking about...
Good Morning, Rolling Meadows!
THE QUOTES "I think our goal is not to penalize those restaurants that sell alcohol as an adjunct to food." - Rolling Meadows 1st Ward Alderman Ken Nelson, during discussion about an ordinance banning those under 21 from being in restaurants...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE QUOTES "Our goal is to conduct an accurate, truthful and thorough investigation of the case. If it takes some time, then so be it." - Hanover Park Police Chief Ron Moser regarding the lengthy investigation into the death of 10-month-old Perla...
Growth Could Be Yielding to Open Space Citizens Speaking out against Sprawl
Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer Growth in suburban Chicago has long been deemed inevitable. But a possible agreement between North Barrington and Hawthorn Woods to stop a proposed mall that could be a financial boon to the area...
Hall of Fame Tackle Munoz a Big Presence at Minicamp
Byline: John Dietz Daily Herald Sports Writer Take a look around the Bears' minicamp this weekend and one of the most recognizable faces at Halas Hall isn't even officially with the team. It's Anthony Munoz. A huge, towering presence, the...
Hard Work Pays off for 18-Year-Old Eagle Scout
Byline: Wailin Wong It is not easy to reach the rank of Eagle Scout - less than 2 percent of all Boy Scouts receive this honor - yet one Glenbard South High School student has beaten the odds to achieve this special status. Michael Pleticha,...
Hawks' Play Reflects Interest in Their Coach
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - With three weeks left in the regular season and the playoffs no longer a possibility, you'd think the Blackhawks wouldn't have anything to play for. Wrong, said Alex Zhamnov...
Hersey Doubles Its Pleasure in Victory
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Neeti Darji and Barb Yudell don't know yet whether or not they'll play singles or doubles when the girls badminton state series begins in early May. But the two know what they would prefer to play...
Higher Prices, Less Service: That's the State of the Airlines Today
Byline: Gail Todd When Perry Masiola called his friendly airline last week to order a ticket from Philadelphia to Chicago, he was faced with a hefty price raise. "I make the trip almost weekly," says Perry. "With the price increase it's going to...
Hindus Break Ground on $15 Million Center Completed Complex Will Include Temple and Three-Level Cultural Building
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer Hindu project well-founded in diversity When it is completed, a 21,500- square-foot temple, or Mandir, will grace the grounds of a new Hindhu community complex in Bartlett. But that's in the future....
Hopefuls Differ on Lake Park's Facilities' Status
Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Lake Park High School District 108 school board. They are Kenneth Black, Joanne Geraci, Barbara Layer and Joan Stinton. The winners will serve four-year terms. The Daily Herald asked each candidate:...
Hornets Hold off Hilltoppers for First Title at Rolling Meadows
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent The championship of the Mustang Invitational was up for grabs Saturday night at Rolling Meadows. And with a consistent performance in the unique meet, Hinsdale South held off Glenbard West 50.62...
Hundreds Flock to Recycle Algonquin Twp. Collects Paint, Oil
Byline: Jonathan McKernan Daily Herald Staff Writer With clear skies and warm temperatures, Saturday truly was a perfect day for spring cleaning. More than 400 people showed up at the Algonquin Township Highway Department garages Saturday morning...
Hyde Looks into Police Training in Major Cities
Byline: Basil Talbott In the wake of questionable police shootings of minority persons, U.S. Rep. Henry J. Hyde is working to establish a national blue ribbon commission to investigate the adequacy of big-city police training programs. Hyde,...
Imaginations Run Wild at Unique Luncheon 'Tablescapes II' Benefits Clinic
Byline: Nancy Luebke Daily Herald Correspondent Walking into the Hinsdale Junior Auxiliary Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago's "Tablescapes II" luncheon last Saturday was like being in nine different fantasy dining rooms. Members...
Injured Bulls Limp into Toronto Brown's Twisted Ankle Latest Worry
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer When the Bulls traveled to Toronto from Atlanta late Friday night, they hoped they remembered to pack a couple of items. One was the game they played against the Hawks. If the Bulls play today against...
Inside & Out
Celebrate 20 years in business this way Don't forget to pay back when you make it big. Brook Furniture Rental Inc. of Arlington Heights has formed a foundation to support abused women and disadvantaged children. Bob Crawford, founder and chief...
Internal Elgin Chief Candidates May Hold Edge Post-Gruber Operations Have Built Confidence in Department
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer By most accounts, Feb. 11 will be remembered as one of the darkest days in Elgin's recent history, a day when two separate but equally horrific crimes took place in the city within a matter of hours....
In the Basement Are Those People Politians Forget
Byline: Amy Callahan Individuals elected next month to serve Elgin have the opportunity to prove they won't overlook the homeless. The clock in the church basement ticks toward seven. Men and women gather around two tables, drinking coffee and...
It's Duke, Connecticut Blue Devils Hold off Tenacious Michigan St
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Duke must figure its place in history won't be secure unless a large audience is watching. The Blue Devils introduced an element to their game seldom seen all season - suspense....
Jauron: Conway Needs to Produce in '99
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Dick Jauron made one thing perfectly clear on the second day of minicamp Saturday at Halas Hall: The Bears expect Curtis Conway to produce this season. "He knows exactly how we feel," Jauron said....
Kentucky's Berea College a Fine Spot for Shopping, Dining and Lodging
Byline: Madelyn Merwin Q: I have heard about Berea College in Kentucky ... that it's more than a college. I understand there are tours and a good restaurant there. We are going to be in Kentucky this summer, and I would like to visit there. A:...
Lake-Cook Backup Poses Many Problems, Few Remedies
The Daily Herald continues its weekly feature answering your questions about traffic problems and road construction. Q. My question has to do with Lake-Cook Road through Buffalo Grove. The lights are always backed up. The lights are Raupp, Buffalo...
Larkin Notches Sweep of Saxons
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer Larkin softball coach Larry Hight got about everything he wanted out of his team this week. Missing a few key players to spring break, including junior pitcher Tami Potter, Hight just wanted to see...
Larkin Volleyball Gets Started Right with 3rd
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report Larkin's boys volleyball team got it first varsity season off on the right foot by taking third at the Elk Grove tournament Saturday. The Royals, who went 18-0 on the JV level last year, lost to Maine West 10-15,...
Late Start Won't Keep Blauser off Opening Day Roster
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. - Just a few days ago, Jeff Blauser looked iffy to begin the season anywhere but on the disabled list. Now, the veteran Cubs infielder has been virtually assured by the club that he will...
Lawmakers Target Contractor Fraud
Byline: Travis Akin Daily Herald Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD - Violating state bidding codes is not an option in a bill passed by the House at the behest of two McHenry County state representatives who hail from different political parties. Democratic...
Let's Go
Byline: Kathy Rodeghier Near Get your hands dirty Bring the kids to Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich., April 8-11 and let them play in the dirt. A child-size greenhouse designed to let youngsters get down and dirty will be part of the Children's...
Location Is Vital to Growing Evergreens
Byline: Doug Hampton Daily Herald Correspondent Mention the word evergreen to a beginning gardener and images of sprawling, mat-forming junipers, rows of yews along a front foundation or a tall blue spruce in the corner of a yard are likely to form....
Mad about Decorating These Creative St. Charles Women Love It So Much They Formed a Club
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Staff Writer Have paint will decorate. Shirley Nichol painted her powder room gold. Trish Aicklen wiped gold onto the new metal settee and the ice cream chair that sit in her foyer. Lorrie Marsiglio applied...
Moore's Defense Keys UConn Win over OSU
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It might have seemed like Connecticut and Ohio State had similar two-star attacks before Saturday. But when the teams met in the national semifinals, there was a significant difference....
Mystery Surrounds Elgin Burial of Black Hills Historical Figure
Byline: Jerry Turnquist Though she never lived in Elgin, Annie Tallent lies buried in Elgin's Bluff City Cemetery alongside many others who spent their entire lives in the city. Tallent's life is one linked inextricably with South Dakota, where...
Nall's 17-Strikeout Gem Lifts Saxons
Byline: Jonathan Amato Daily Herald Correspondent It's not too often a baseball team can be in a game when the opposing pitcher strikes out 17. Dundee-Crown nearly ruined a tremendous pitching performance by Schaumburg's T.J. Nall, who struck...
Naperville Central Wins at Hoffman; Mundelein Takes Fourth
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Palatine's bid to win the annual Hoffman Estates volleyball tournament Saturday came up just short. The Pirates (3-3, 3-2 in the tournament) dropped the championship match to defending state champion...
New and Improved Brand Tough on MSU
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Not long after the ball went up in Saturday's second national semifinal, Michigan State realized it was dealing with a different Brand E. Duke center Elton Brand had 12 points...
New Arrivals Give Harper Programs Optimism
Byline: Kevin Shepke Daily Herald Correspondent The Harper College baseball team is looking to improve on last year's 24-18 record, and with the help of some incoming freshmen, coach Norm Garrett is ready for the challenge Some of the top prospects...
Noise, Dust May Not Be Worst Part of Gravel Pits Neighbors Fear Falling Property Values the Most
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer ***** CORRECTION/date 03-31-1999: The use of a photo of a house that accompanied a story about gravel mining did not mean to imply that the owner of that house opposed gravel mining or gravel...
Not a Starter? That's No Big Deal to Maggette
Byline: Mike Imrem ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The odd phenomenon is a measure of Duke basketball or of Corey Maggette or more likely of both. Think of Mark McGwire being a backup at first base, Barbra Streisand being a stand-in on Broadway or a Rolls...
Obituaries
In Memoriam Andrew S. Bitta June 23, 1929 - March 28, 1998 Forever We knew the day We took our vows That someday we would part But the joys we shared together Shall remain within my heart If I had the chance again To change...
Once a Longshot, Liefer Now Has Key Role with White Sox
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. - When Jeff Liefer reported to the White Sox' training camp this spring, his quiet confidence took an immediate jolt. "I came into camp thinking I'd get a real good look," said Liefer,...
Palatine Earns Second-Place Finish at Hoffman Estates Tourney
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Palatine's bid to win the annual Hoffman Estates volleyball tournament Saturday came up just short. The Pirates (3-3, 3-2 in the tournament) dropped the championship match to defending state champion...
Panthers, Redwings Show Lots of Offense A Total of 40 Runs Cross Plate as Benet Splits with Glenbard North
Byline: Gary Larsen Daily Herald Correspondent Benet and Glenbard North made good use of their bats on Saturday, combining to score 40 runs in splitting a double-header in Carol Stream. Benet took the first game 14-6 behind the pitching of senior...
Parks Requests, Board Rejects Chain-Link Fence for Golf Course Trustee Raises Aesthetic Questions
Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer Good fences apparently don't always make good neighbors. At least that was the feeling of Hoffman Estates trustees Thursday when they voted against allowing a fence around parts of Poplar Creek...
Personal Movers Help to Ease the Transition for Older Clients
Byline: Laura Bianchi Daily Herald Correspondent You've heard of personal trainers who help whip your body into shape, and personal chefs who whip up tasty meals for high-speed professionals. Now, two Chicago-area housing companies have unpacked...
Play Ball: Sports Vacations Score with Parents and Kids
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent It's no wonder athletes appear almighty in the minds of kids: Sports stars get tons of televised attention and massive amounts of money to play a game. Whether your kids worship Venus Williams, Tiger...
Put off Planting Potatoes until after Last Frost
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Traditional potato-planting time for many Midwest gardeners is Good Friday. But what's the rush? Sandi Aarestad, who owns the Potato Patch (2427 110th St., Halstad, MN 56548) thinks it's best to plant potatoes like tomatoes,...
Rams, Warriors Learn from Mistakes
Byline: Brian Pitts Daily Herald Correspondent Early season games are a learning experience. That's the way Glenbard East and Willowbrook looked at Saturday's nonconference doubleheader. On a perfect day for softball at Madison Park in Lombard,...
Redhawks Can't Hold Back Fremd
Byline: Mike Brown Daily Herald Correspondent Naperville Central just couldn't close the door on Fremd. When they needed them, the Vikings bats came through to carry Fremd to a pair of non-conference wins over Naperville Central in Palatine Saturday....
Remodeling Consumes Campus Paper's Break
Byline: Andy Argyrakis Over spring break, student writers at Benedictine University in Lisle put in a lot of hours at office of their publication, "The Candor." They weren't there to put out an edition of the hottest news, sports and entertainment...
Retooled Redhawks Take Title at Hoffman
Byline: Jeff Clarkson Daily Herald Correspondent Don't talk to Naperville Central volleyball coach Amy Van Eekeren about rebuilding. Yes, Naperville Central lost a lot from its 1998 state championship team to graduation, but reloading may be...
Retreat Builds Trust, Bonds for Students
Byline: Sarah Trotto Four blindfolded teens hold a rope as they follow each other in a straight line. Their leader shouts out directions to steer his group through a foot of snow. The game of follow the leader built trust within the small group...
Riggleman Taking Rap on Injuries Personally
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer MESA, Ariz. - For years, the Cubs have taken pride in keeping their young pitchers free of major arm problems. But in the past year, the club has suffered a cluster of injuries. Kevin Foster came...