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 December 31, 1999

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THE BRIEFS Learn how to fight fat cells at Alexian's 13-week session After you've made the perennial New Year's resolution to lose weight, learn how to really do it. Alexian Brothers Medical Center will offer a 13-week program to teach women...
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THE BRIEFS Campton Township chooses holiday decorating winners Campton Township has announced the winners of the fourth annual Holiday Decorating Contest. On Dec. 18 Lt. Rick McKiness and Sgt. Ron Smith of the Kane County Sheriff's Department...
101-Year-Old Woman's Life Ends Just Short of Her Third Century
Byline: Kate Clements Daily Herald Staff Writer Irene "Big I" Houlihan lived a full life that nearly reached into three centuries. She died Wednesday at 101 years old, just days before the dawning of 2000. She was born in 1898. "She saw quite...
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THE BRIEFS Cook County sheriff offers tips on beating the cold this winter The Chicago area had an unusually warm November, but the past few weeks have reminded residents what winter really feels like. Cook County Sheriff Michael Sheahan urges...
5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... Fun! York Center Park District Campers Ring in New Year with a Party of Their Own
Byline: Joe Biesk Daily Herald Correspondent New Year's Eve is a time to give everyone noogies. At least that's what 6-year-old Matthew Pawlak said Wednesday at the York Center Park District's Millennium Party. The party, held at the York...
99 Faces of 1999 These Memorable People Shaped Our Year
Byline: Stacy St. Clair and Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writers As the sun sets on 1999, we take one last look at the faces that defined the year. Some awed us with amazing accomplishments or kindness. Others rocked us with unthinkable criminal...
Age and Grace Owners Modernize 19th-Century Home, but Retain Its Historic Charm
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Real Estate Writer Fine 19th century houses that survived the 20th century work surprisingly well for the 21st. Of course, they need some help. Kathleen and Scott Snedden have revived a grand 1891 Queen...
All Signs Point to McNown as Starting QB vs. Bucs Sunday
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer All of Thursday's vital signs pointed to Cade McNown starting on Sunday against the Buccaneers. The rookie took most of the first-team snaps in practice and threw without discomfort. If he doesn't...
A Once-a-Century Tradition Family Re-Creates Scene from 1900
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer On New Year's Eve, the Heinmann family decks the Christmas tree in numbers marking the incoming and outgoing years and letters reading "Happy New Year." They gather around the tree to snap a group...
Arts Center Staffer Pleads Guilty in Videotaping Case
Byline: Steve Warmbir A former technical supervisor at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg pleaded guilty this week to secretly videotaping people in a dressing room there. Scott J. Wagmeister, 33, of 379 Hunterdon Court in Schaumburg,...
Assisted-Living Firm Halts Plans to Build in Mount Prospect
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Plans to build an assisted-living center for senior citizens on the northeast end of Mount Prospect have been scrapped, leaving a development half-complete and village officials scrambling to find...
Baby-Sitting Services Fail to Lure Big Bucks on New Year's Eve
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer Though rumors in the suburbs have baby sitters among the highest-paid Y2K workers tonight, parents may not be shelling out the big bucks for childcare after all. Offers of up to $600 for an...
Batavia Wins for Old Time's Sake Bulldogs Top Geneva in Senior Night Win
Byline: Mike Considine Daily Herald Sports Writer A photo circulating in the Batavia Park District gym showed an 8-year-old Kristina LaFleur having some fun on balance beam along with then and current teammate Nicci Kielion. It also showed why...
Belvidere Trips Up Sabres; WC Falls
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer Streamwood's girls basketball team has to be awfully happy the New Year is here. Because the 1999 portion of the '99-2000 season did not treat the Sabres kindly. And neither did Belvidere Thursday...
Bucs Had Faith, and Now They're Making Others Believers as Well
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Who would have thunk it? At the beginning of the 1999 NFL season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were projected as the third team in the NFC Central Division, behind the defending champion Minnesota Vikings...
Buffalo Grove Battles Past Chargers to Take 3rd Place
Byline: Jennifer Wielgus Daily Herald Correspondent It was a battle for third place in the state's most competitive girls basketball holiday tournament, but it played out like a surreal dream sequence. And though both Buffalo Grove and Dundee-Crown...
Buffalo Grove, Fremd Finish on a Winning Note
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer Coaches Tom Dineen of Buffalo Grove and Joe Komaromy of Dundee-Crown both said their teams were leg-weary as they competed for the fourth straight day against strong competition at the 17th annual Charger...
Caroling Chorale Brings Joy to Community
Byline: Jessica Fabbri In the true spirit of the holidays, St. Charles High School Chorale members recently went caroling throughout the Fox Valley. The Anderson Animal Shelter, the Veterans of Foreign Wars' St. Charles post and the St. Charles...
Cary Welcomes a Mix of Police Officers
Byline: Jonathan McKernan The village of Cary recently welcomed several police officers to the force. At a meeting last week, Village President Don Huffer swore in four recruits. Two of the recruits, Nick Gartner and Pat Robelet, graduated...
Celebrities Brings New Fine-Dining Option to Town
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Another dining option has been added to Geneva's menu of restaurants. Two St. Charles businessmen Mike Sahin and Dennis Weiss opened Celebrities at 201 W. State St. earlier this month. Sahin, who is the executive chef,...
Cheilios Puts Up Some Impressive Numbers
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer The NHL's plus-minus statistic might not be a true indicator of good defensive play, but what former Blackhawks defenseman Chris Chelios is doing in Detroit still is staggering. Chelios is a league-leading...
Christmas Is over, but Good Deeds Continue
Byline: Stefanie Dell'Aringa Christmas is over, but the good feeling that comes from helping others is lingering for volunteer members of Community Christmas Inc., an organization that helps needy families each holiday season. It's not until...
City Careful to Meet Age Requirement Laws
Sun City residents who are younger than 55 years old need not worry about keeping their homes if a spouse who fulfills the age requirement passes away. Del Webb Corporation Director of Public Relations Ken Plonski said the developer takes "a very...
CLC Adds Computer, Food Service Courses
Byline: Kristin Larson Daily Herald Staff Writer The College of Lake County in Grayslake will become beneficial for students who want to pursue degrees in computers and food service. Last week, the CLC board of trustees approved a new associate...
Club to Showcase New Lodge at 95th Ski Jump Competition
Byline: Jonathan McKernan Daily Herald Staff Writer Freezing winds whipping through cracks and critters sneaking their way into the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove are now a thing of the past. Six months after the club's 1,800-square-foot lodge...
Columnists Add the Right Dash of Salt and Pepper to Newspapers
Byline: Jack Mabley I often wonder how our society and our economy manage to survive the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. I love working this week. Rush hour traffic isn't at all rush. In the office everything and everybody is relaxed....
Conant Falls Short in Consolation; Carmel Topples Palatine
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Willowbrook came into the 26th annual Jack Tosh Holiday basketball tournament with a purpose: to win the tournament. But after the purpose was jaded with a first-round loss to Palatine on Monday, the Warriors looked...
Confident St. Charles Routs Morgan Park for Third Place
Byline: Martin Zabell Daily Herald Correspondent Fired up from the start, St. Charles raced out to a 21-4 lead and held on to defeat Morgan Park 71-63 to finish third in the 16-team Knight's Round Table Tournament on Thursday night. Host Lincoln-Way...
Court Bars Towns from Running Their Own Traffic-Ticket Programs
Byline: Steve Warmbir and Timothy Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writers Hanover Park and Schaumburg lost their latest legal battle Thursday over the right to run their own traffic-ticket programs - a fight that raises issues involving big municipal...
Crime Bill Trouble Causes Worry about GOP Control in Senate
Byline: Don Thompson Daily Herald State Government Writer SPRINGFIELD - GOP Gov. George Ryan and his Republican senators are so at odds over re-enactment of a sweeping crime bill that observers of both political parties say it might cost Republicans...
Decorating Prize Goes to Jackie Kowalski
Byline: Kate Clements While the Fox Valley has been aglow with holiday lights, one house in particular stood out above the others this year. Jackie Kowalski of West Dundee won the Dundee Township Backyard Garden Club's annual house decorating...
Do Banks Protect Your Privacy? New Law Gives Customers Right to Decide
Byline: James Berger Daily Herald Correspondent Depending on your point of view, the privacy provision in the new Financial Services Modernization Act is: 1. a truly significant piece of legislation; 2. a smoke screen the financial services industry...
Dukes Fall, Stung by Last-Second 3-Pointer
Byline: Ken Tillotson Daily Herald Correspondent York had the answer for all but the last of St. Ignatius' 13 successful 3-pointers in Thursday night's Jack Tosh Holiday Classic third-place contest. Wolfpack senior guard Mike Krga, who tallied...
DuPage Authorities Hunkered Down for Y2K
Byline: Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Staff Writer While DuPage County residents pop champagne corks tonight, those in charge of keeping the lid on emergencies will hold their breaths. Police, fire and disaster response teams don't expect much...
Earwig Label Celebrates 20 Years of Blues
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic There's no shortage of blues labels in Chicago. The city's two best-known blues providers, Alligator and Delmark, have carved out individual niches for introducing modern ears to the party blues sound...
Editorials
More views that shaped century Today, we complete our editorials summarizing some significant opinions, decisions or observations made in the 20th century. Quality of life "Any damn fool can build homes. What counts is how many can you sell...
Elgin's Success Has Prepared It for the Future
Byline: Joyce A. Parker Joyce A. Parker is Elgin's city manager. The holiday season provides a unique opportunity to take stock of our community, our successes and the challenges for the future. Thanks to the care and dedication of countless...
Evanston Too Fast for Redhawks
Byline: John Radtke Daily Herald Sports Writer Evanston has one of those quick teams that, in order to beat, you need to stay with from opening tip to final buzzer. Unfortunately for Naperville Central, the Wildkits had way too much quickness...
Experience Train Travel at Its Legendary Best
Byline: Edythe Preet Daily Herald Correspondent A-l-l-l aboard! Just two little words, but they conjure instant images of elegance, adventure and romance. Transportation has changed dramatically in the past 100 years. But tracks still crisscross...
FAA 'Software Patch' Corrects Y2K Oversight
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer The Federal Aviation Administration made last-minute computer software fixes at 20 regional air traffic control centers Thursday to eliminate a Y2K problem it claims had a "one in a million" chance of...
Family Reunion Bearable When It's Held in Vegas
Byline: Bob Collins Let me see if I have this right: I don't like crowds, I don't like noise, I don't stay up late, I don't like smoke, I don't drink much (or well) and I gamble less. So what the heck was I doing in Las Vegas? You would think...
'Fantasia 2000': A Rhapsody Imbued
Byline: Bill Gowen Daily Herald Classical Music Critic "Fantasia 2000" * * * 1/2 Produced by Don Ernst. Supervising animation director, Hendel Butoy. Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Levine. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" conducted...
Firefighters' Wreaths Don't Stay Completely Red
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer A lone white bulb stands out among a collection of red lights in the wreath hanging outside the Mundelein Fire Department headquarters on Seymour Avenue. Firefighters aren't happy the white bulb...
Fitting Finale for Saxons
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Safety in numbers did not apply to leads or deficits in Schaumburg's third end-of-December trip to Proviso West. The Saxons made up 12 points in the last 3 1/2 minutes to beat Manley in the opener...
Five Minutes with a Sun City Neighbor
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Tom Benbennick: Sun City employee and resident When Tom Benbennick retired in 1991, after 41 years working at the Sears-Roebuck company, he said he'd never work again. Now, he's telling a different story. Since moving...
Flu Bug Is Filling Area Hospitals
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer The flu bug not only is biting with a vengeance, it's causing some hospitals to fill to capacity. About two dozen Chicago-area hospitals - including Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights...
Four-Point Play Dooms Kaneland
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent A 4-point play is a rare occurrence in high school basketball. Kaneland coach Ken Neahring wishes it never would happen. Mendota's Billy Corrigan canned a 3-pointer from the left wing with 3:24...
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THE BRIEFS Mount Prospect schedules week for winter cleanup Mount Prospect has designated next week Winter Cleanup Week. ARC Disposal Co. will collect an unlimited amount of residential refuse that meets some general guidelines. All items must...
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THE BRIEFS Scholarships to state schools available through Bassi's office Area high school seniors who are attending, or have been accepted to an Illinois state school, are eligible to apply for one-year scholarships under a program by State...
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THE BRIEFS Parents Care and Share groups need program volunteers Parents Care and Share of Illinois is looking for volunteers for their existing and new groups as facilitators and leaders. Parents Care and Share offers self-help and support...
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THE BRIEFS Singles needed for Larkin Center sweetheart auction Feb. 5 The Larkin Center, a not-for-profit social service agency in Elgin, is looking for 20 single men and women to participate in the fourth annual Larkin Center Sweetheart Auction...
Good Morning, Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills!
THE BRIEFS Teens invited to Eclectic Cafe monthly at Algonquin library Teens in ninth grade and up are invited to enjoy a coffeehouse atmosphere at monthly meetings of the Eclectic Cafe at Algonquin Area Public Library, 115 Eastgate Drive. Coffee,...
Good Morning, Barrington Area!
THE BRIEFS Tower Lakes water system working well, prepared for Y2K Water plant operators in Tower Lakes recently reported to village officials that they are ready for Y2K. Village President William Fitzpatrick said the new water plant is nearly...
Good Morning, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling!
THE BRIEFS Village: ComEd to switch feeder lines to help south In an effort to improve electrical reliability on the south end of Buffalo Grove, ComEd plans to transfer those customers to a large electrical feeder line in the area, Buffalo Grove...
Good Morning, Cary and Fox River Grove!
THE BRIEFS Registration under way for Miss Crystal Lake Pageant The Miss Crystal Lake Pageant will be an exciting night of entertainment with professional performers, great music and dazzling contestants. The event, sponsored by the Crystal Lake...
Good Morning, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont!
THE BRIEFS Elk Grove Village Library seeks input on Internet policy A policy meeting on Internet use is set Monday at the Elk Grove Village Public Library. It will be the second meeting on Internet policy in as many months. Library officials...
Good Morning, Elgin and South Elgin
THE BRIEFS HIV Coalition sponsors Harvest for Hope food drive The HIV Coalition is an organization that provides home-delivered food boxes to people living with HIV/AIDS in Kane, McHenry, Cook, Lake, and DeKalb counties. The organization will...
Good Morning, Tri-Villages!
THE BRIEFS Bartlett police department purchases eight new squad cars The Bartlett Police Department will soon add eight new Ford Crown Victoria squad cars to its fleet. The village board recently approved the purchase of the cars at a total...
GPS Mapping Units Find Spots under Holiday Tree
Byline: Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer What were the most requested outdoor-related gifts for the holidays? According to some comments I received over the last couple days, hand-held GPS and mapping units were big items, as were Aqua-Vu...
Grayslake Village Board Split on Who Should Operate Aquatic Park
Byline: Laurie Aucoin Daily Herald Staff Writer As clocks click closer to Memorial Day - the fate of the Petersen Family Aquatic Center in Grayslake's Central Park hangs in the balance. An operator has yet to be determined. The issue goes before...
Gritty Thibault Plays through Pain in Blackhawks' Victory
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Jocelyn Thibault, at 5-feet-11 and 170 pounds, isn't the biggest goaltender out there. But he's perfectly capable of carrying a team on his back. Thibault remained the man of the moment for the Blackhawks...
Guests Praise City's International Flavor
Byline: Pat Karlak Daily Herald Staff Writer As guests of Chicago's International Millennium Dinner, Helge Qvistorff of Denmark and Mohamed Alfeine of Comoro are first-time visitors to the city. It won't be their last time here, they insist....
Here They Are ... the Prestigious Helbig Awards Are Back
Byline: Jack Helbig Daily Herald Correspondent We begin with a shot of the auditorium. The audience is packed with all the luminaries of Chicago theater. Here's a close up of Robert Falls, his hair nicely coifed, sitting next to some Hollywood babe....
Her 'Little Girl' Grows Up to Host Own Television Show
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer When Augie Melchert of Sun City's Horseshoe Trail turns on her television Saturday mornings, she sometimes can't believe her eyes. She said it still surprises her to see her "little girl" on her...
Higher Liquor Prices Ready to Ring in after New Year
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer Liquor prices are likely to rise next week as a major local liquor distributor rings in the new year with a price hike. Retailers claim the price hike is the product of a lack of competition...
History Comes Alive during Round Table Talks
Byline: Laura Stewart Daily Herald Staff Writer When Heide Olson of Grayslake and her family are on vacation, the group always tries to take in the local sights. And if there happens to be a historic battlefield in the vicinity of the Olson's...
How the Networks, Cable Are Planning to Welcome Y2K
Byline: Ted Cox TV/Radio critic Down the tube: ABC, PBS and CNN plan to follow the arrival of the year 2000 around the globe and are probably already on the air with coverage as you read this. WTTW Channel 11 and WYCC Channel 20 are both carrying...
Hut, Hut, hike!Bowl Game Guide for the New Year
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer Let the late-night revelers and bargain hunters spend New Year's Day recuperating or prowling the clearance racks, we'll be in front of the television with a plate of buffalo wings and a cold beverage...
Illinois Can't Ask for Much More in Stunning Rout of Virginia
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer MIAMI - Illinois didn't merely close the book Thursday night on a memorable century of college football. The Astounding Illini clouted Virginia over the head with it 63-21, a massacre unprecedented...
Illinois Colleges Flourished during 1900s
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer It was a century of progress for collegiate sports in Illinois. Just like that 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, colleges and universities, big and small saluted the 20th Century all over the state. Their...
Improved Transportation Sped Growth
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer The almost daily frustration suburban drivers feel while waiting as a long train winds its way through a rail crossing is as old as suburbia itself. But here's a thought to ponder the next time the...
In a Time of Transition, Museums Offer a Glimpse Back at Simpler Life
Byline: Karen Kutz Daily Herald Staff Writer Steam printing, modern photography and a vastly more literate society ushered in a new era for 20th century historians. They had printed materials, images and journals to help them record and interpret...
It's All in the Family for Some Businesses Caring for the Customers, Strong Work Ethic Are Keys to Generations of Success
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer Before Tom Zengeler even started kindergarten, he helped out at the family business. The young boy accompanied his father to A.W. Zengeler Cleaners in Libertyville on Saturday mornings to sort hangers....
It's New Year's Eve - Time for Some Gambling Resolutions
Byline: Fred Renzey Daily Herald Correspondent The final year of this century will become history in less than 24 hours. It's time to turn over a whole new leaf. Would you like to make the year 2000 a winning one at the casinos? I mean, do you really...
Jail Set to Host Misbehaved Partiers Officials Expect Twice the Normal Number of Arrests
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer Anyone planning to get a little crazy tonight in Lake County should remember one thing before popping the champagne cork: There's plenty of room at the county jail for misbehaving revelers. Corrections...
Just Try to Pick One Show to Ring in Y2K
Byline: Mark Guarino Music critic The Waco Brothers, Robbie Fulks and Trigger Gospel, 9 p.m. today at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $99 (708) 788-2118. Leave that tux at home - The rowdiest, downhome New Year's party will be at this...
Key Wester Flies in the Seafood Every Day, Assuring Delicious Meals
Byline: Beth Gabriel Daily Herald Correspondent Judging from the packed main dining room on a recent Friday night, one would be wise to make reservations at Key Wester Fish & Pasta House, especially if one's party numbers more than four. ...
Kimbrough Delivers for UIC Hits 3-Pointer That Lifts Flames Past Redbirds
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Theandre Kimbrough needed to redeem himself. Kimbrough, the senior guard for the UIC Flames, had missed 9 of 11 shots and failed to score on two second-half fastbreak layup attempts against Illinois...
Kittner Has a Night to Remember - Passing and Receiving
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer MIAMI - Kurt Kittner's longest pass Thursday night might have been the one he chucked into the Pro Player Stadium stands. But the Illinois quarterback was forgiven for that burst of exuberance. The...
Locals Hit Mrs. P & Me to See Friends, History
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Editor's note: Each day for the last 100 days of the 1900s, the Daily Herald is taking a snapshot look at one of our institutions - places that have played a key role in bringing us to the dawn of a...
Mandile's Dishes Come Straight from the Hands of a Family from Italy
Byline: Mary Beth Pandolfo Daily Herald Correspondent "Eager" and "ready to please" are terms I would use to describe Algonquin's Mandile's Ristorante. Although the establishment opened in March, it seems to have maintained the enthusiasm and attention...
Many Downtown Naperville Bars Taking a Pass on New Year's Eve
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer It'll be tougher than usual to find a drink tonight in downtown Naperville. The majority of bars have opted to close their doors this evening rather than try to cash in on millennium madness....
Mayor of Gurnee Skittish on Financing for Community Pool
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Gurnee's mayor and park board president maintain it would be better for the village to provide specific details for possible construction of a public pool before residents are polled on whether it is...
Medium of the Millennium as an Art Form, TV Has Excelled and Grown into an Essential Tool. Here's Why
Byline: Ted Cox Daily Herald TV/Radio columnist My vote for invention of the century, if not the millennium: the television. Of course, as a TV critic, I might be a little biased. Sure, the invention of the printing press was a turning point...
Milestone Moments
- 75 years of combined marriage Helen and Flores Suarez of Sun City's Oak Grove Drive just celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in November. But between the two of them, they now have 75 years of marriage experience. The marriage is a second...
Modern Shoppers Inspired Stratford's Facelift
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer Editor's note: Each day for the last 100 days of the 1900s, the Daily Herald is taking a snapshot look at one of our institutions - places that have played a key role in bringing us to the dawn of a...
Mount Prospect Teenager Puts out Apartment Fire
Byline: Chris O'Connell Daily Herald Staff Writer A fire in Mount Prospect that caused $10,000 worth of damage and sent one girl to the hospital on Thursday could have been much worse if it wasn't for the intervention of Cedric Holmes, fire officials...
Mount Prospect Trustee Steps Down to Spend Time with Growing Family
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Dan Nocchi will start 2000 a little lighter. He won't be carrying the responsibility of helping to run a village of 50,000 people anymore. Nocchi, 40, announced Thursday that he has resigned his...
Naperville Central Comes Up Short in Title-Game Loss at Windy City Tourney
Byline: Stephen R. Gordon Daily Herald Correspondent Overall, the Redhawks were pleased with their performance. Naperville Central lost 4-2 in the championship game of the 14th annual Windy City Invitational hockey tournament Thursday to Chaminade...
Naperville Central's Depth Wears Down Tired Marmion
Byline: Mike Considine Daily Herald Sports Writer Everyone knows about Naperville Central's senior stars, but it was the Redhawks' second-line swimmers who delivered the victory Thursday. A fourth-place finish by Naperville Central's "B" 800-yard...
Naperville Primed, Ready for Party of Millennium
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer The party starts today. After years of planning, Naperville's three-day millennium bash will open with marches, fireworks, music and dancing expected to draw thousands to the city center. Celebration...
Neuqua Streak Ends in Title Loss to Westmont
Byline: David Oberhelman Daily Herald Correspondent Neuqua Valley has come a long way. From a 6-22 record last season to the overall championship game at the Lemont Christmas Classic. Unfortunately, the Wildcats will have to save the title...
New Year's Eve Bash Gives Sun City Head Start on 2000
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer The people of the Sun City community in Huntley got a head start on welcoming the new year Thursday night with a lavish celebration at the neighborhood's Prairie Lodge. About 560 residents from...
New Year's Really a Warm Up for Actual Turn of Millennium
Byline: Pat Karlak Daily Herald Staff Writer When time began to be formally recorded in the 6th century, it started with AD 1, designating the 1st century and the first millennium. The monk Dionysious Exiguus didn't start things off with a zero...
Night Life Highlights Sometimes Unassuming, Always Intriguing, These Clubs Made a Big Impression in 1999
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer In a year filled with pleasant surprises, some of the most intriguing nightspots where also among the most unassuming. A quirky dance spot obscured by a newsstand, a sexy lounge on Wicker Park's...
No. 1 Fenwick Gets Defensive Stevenson Gets a Taste of Own Medicine in D-C Championship
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer Under normal circumstances, Stevenson coach Frank Mattucci could live with allowing 43 points. His defensive-oriented team usually gives up around 37 points per game. So the 43 Fenwick...
Oakbrook Terrace Police Don't Need Temps for Y2K, Chief Says
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Oakbrook Terrace has scrapped plans to hire additional security for tonight's big calendar change. But police officials in the tiny DuPage County city say they aren't under-prepared for what the...
Oak Grove Schools to Start Search for New Superintendent
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Superintendent Patrick Patt is giving school board members in Oak Grove Elementary District 68 the luxury of starting a search for a new superintendent at least a year before he retires. Now in his...
Obituaries
Grayce Marie Harper Alsterda of Mount Prospect Our "Amazing" Grayce Marie Harper Alsterda passed to heaven at her home on Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. She battled many illnesses over the years with her wonderful sense of humor but sadly her strength...
Pace, CTA Offer Penny Rides to Help Keep the Streets Safe
Byline: Bill O'Brien Daily Herald Staff Writer There will be some bargains throughout the area tonight for New Year's Eve revelers who take public transportation to virtually anywhere they want to go. Pace, the suburban bus company, and the CTA...