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 September 7, 1999

[0] Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS St. Charles mini-golf course reports record rounds this summer When hot weather did not keep them indoors, many people headed for the miniature golf greens in the Tri-Cities this summer. While St. Charles' River View Mini Golf is...
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THE BRIEFS Learn square dancing at Nunda Township Hall A free introductory square dancing lesson will be given from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Nunda Township Hall, 3510 Bay Road, Crystal Lake. For details, call (847) 223-2933 or (815) 477-7369....
[1] Real Estate Transfers
Property transfers recorded recently in Kane County and nearby areas: Elgin $345,000; 1569 Dale Drive, Elgin, 60120; sold June 23 by Robert Hallstrom to Arturo Saenz. $193,000; 366 Prairie St., Elgin, 60120; sold June 8 by Ruth Behm to Jose...
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THE BRIEFS Streamwood Lions to host car wash The Streamwood Lions Club will hold a car wash fund-raiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sam's Pantry, 526 S. Bartlett Road, Streamwood in the Oak Forrest Plaza. A team of club members and volunteers...
Academy to Help Keep Senior Citizens Safe
Byline: Sheri Buttstadt If you are a senior citizen or there is an older adult in your life that you care about protecting, you may want to make plans to attend an upcoming series of programs geared for older adults in our community. The Elgin...
Adult Day Care Helpful to Many
Byline: Margo E. Schreiber Q. In your last column, you talked about adult day facilities. I'm wondering if this might be something I should look into for my 86-year-old mother. I work full time, and up to now I haven't worried about her being...
Aiming at the Golf for USA, and for the Disabled
Byline: AbScalf Daily Herald Staff Writer Entering Gregg Vowell's home in Lake Zurich, a cabinet displays many trophies he's received in baseball, basketball and soccer, sports he's played since he was 5 years old. But his involvement in those...
Applegate Ready for Slower Pace of 'Later Today'
Byline: Ted Cox TV/radio columnist Starting today, Jodi Applegate finally has a grown-up job. After years doing early morning television, overnights and weekends - most recently as co-host of NBC's "Weekend Today" - Applegate plays host to the...
Avalon Station Developer Returns to Council with New Town-Home Plan
Byline: Kevin Barrett Daily Herald Staff Writer The numbers are all that matter to Naperville resident Mary Derwinski. And when she looks at a proposal to build a 100-unit town-house complex in her neighborhood near Spring Avenue and Webster...
Barnett's First Game at Colorado Doesn't Go Unnoticed in Evanston
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer As Northwestern fans drooped home Saturday night, weary with the realization 1999 promises to be as unrewarding as 1998, many of them clicked their TVs over to Fox Sports Chicago and immediately...
Bears Receivers Get Makeover
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Since the Bears will be running a new offense under a new coordinator and with a new quarterback, it makes sense that the receiving corps will have a new look. The starters will be familiar with Curtis...
Buildings May Change, but Philosophy Won't
An open letter to Libertyville High School District residents from school board president Laurie Meyer. When I've spoken to graduating seniors the past several years, I've always gotten a good laugh when I've recalled how they entered high school...
Canoe Shores Up in Museum for Exhibit Replica of la Salle's Original Is Part of Display about His Expedition
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer A 12-foot canoe can be awkward, especially when trying to find a way to get it onto the second floor of a small museum. But Elgin Public Museum staff members and city workers had no trouble...
CEDA Supporters Dine on Wide Selection of Gourmet Foods
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Decisions, decisions. Do you start with a grilled asparagus salad from David's Bistro in Des Plaines, or vegetable stuffed mushrooms from Silver Spoon Catering in Prospect Heights? How about both?...
Center Volunteers Put Medical Facts at Your Fingertips
Byline: Carla Labunski Daily Herald Correspondent If you walk through the glass doors of the Good Samaritan Professional Building in Naperville, and head over toward the elevator, you can't help but notice them. Fliers. Brochures. Class schedules....
Century Rides Offer a Challenge: A 100-Mile Trip in Just One Day
Byline: Todd Underwood The month of September usually offers the biggest selection of century rides in the Midwest. A century ride, which involves riding your bicycle for 100 miles in a day, is non-competitive and recreational and usually offers...
Clark, McCabe Bring a Lot to Hawks' Table
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer There was a time when Wendel Clark was perhaps the most feared bodychecker in the NHL, running over defensemen and tossing them aside like rag dolls. While those days are over for Clark, the Blackhawks...
Clean out Your Closets and Help Davis Elementary at Same Time
Byline: Fabbre, Tabor & Ferak Do you have any old toys or clothes to get rid of? The Davis Elementary School PTO can help. The St. Charles school's parent-teacher organization is seeking items to sell in its annual used clothing, equipment...
Communication Crucial to Preventing Crises
Byline: Larson & Lissau At a recent public forum, key players in Grayslake Community High School's crisis management plan stressed building relationships between the local fire and police departments in taking a proactive approach toward preventing...
Disabled Can Find Help When Returning to Work
Byline: Royce Blackwell Community relations, Elgin Social Security office More and more people with disabilities are expressing an interest in returning to work and contributing to society and their own feelings of self-worth. The Social Security...
District 214 Considers 'Passive' Video System
Byline: Vince Galloro Daily Herald Staff Writer Video cameras could be monitoring the hallways and the parking lots at John Hersey and Wheeling high schools by this fall. Northwest Suburban High School District 214 board members heard a $403,124...
Editorials
Are 16-year-olds ready to drive? Rarely do raw statistics tell a story as starkly and powerfully as they do for 16-year-old drivers. In its most recent cover story, USA Weekend magazine reported that while the traffic fatality rate for all U.S....
Elgin Drawing Line on Crowded Houses Residents Seek Stricter Occupancy Limits to Combat a Costly Problem
Byline: Sara Burnett Daily Herald Staff Writer Shortly after the Steurer family moved into their house on Elgin's southeast side, their new neighbors moved into the two-story home next door. Then some more neighbors moved in. To the same house....
Family Matters
Avoid the dangers of recalled products You're shopping for kid stuff and see a great used crib or car seat. You obviously don't want to buy anything unsafe, but it can be a hassle figuring out what's been pulled off the market. Now what? One...
Festival Passes Down Tradition Folk Music and Storytelling Live on at Geneva Gathering
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer Musicians, dancers and singers took center stage at Geneva's Island Park Monday to pass down a bit of history. Whether it was dance moves or songs with a story, folks at the 22nd-annual Fox Valley...
Fight against Youth Crime Could Start at Birth Kane Hopes to Test Program Helping Moms in At-Risk Homes
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer A year ago, Kane County leaders were finalizing plans for a boot camp that would get tough on wayward teens and steer them back on the right path. Today, that concept is on the scrap heap following...
Finally, Butler Lake Building Gets Overdue Makeover
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Nearly a half-century and thousands of students had taken a toll on Libertyville High School's Butler Lake building. When classes ended in June, the grand, old dame on Park Avenue was showing her...
Fox, Chain: Two Tales of Safety Enforcement but Boaters on Both Facing Increasing Heat
Byline: Bill Cole Daily Herald Staff Writer For those who wonder if recent attention to the problem of drunken boating on the Chain O' Lakes has had an impact, let Thursday's tally be the guide. Four operating under the influence arrests. ...
Fox Valley Residents Enjoy Last Summer Hurrahs Several Pools Close Up Shop until Next Year
Byline: Kate Clements Daily Herald Staff Writer The leaves are beginning to change colors and fall to the ground, but around the Fox Valley people squeezed the last drops of fun out of summer Monday. The sunny cloudless skies drew people outside...
Future Is Now for Cubs' Adams
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Terry Adams has heard other people use the term "closer of the future" when talking about him. Adams isn't one to issue ultimatums, but when he looks around the Cubs clubhouse, he knows maybe his...
Good Morning!
THE BRIEFS American needlepoint guild to meet at Dundee Twp. library The Fox chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the lower level of the Dundee Township Public Library, 555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee....
Grayslake Residents Get in One Last Fling at Jones Island Beach
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer About 50 Grayslake residents said goodbye to summer Monday at the park district's second annual Labor Day celebration at Jones Island Beach. While parents munched on picnic lunches, kids played...
Guardrails on Hobson Road Use New Design
The Daily Herald provides answers to your questions about traffic problems and road construction. Send questions, comments and suggestions via e-mail to mporter@dailyherald.com or call (847) 427-4470. Please include your name and phone number. Q....
Have Bloomin'-Good Time with Garden Club
Byline: Lyn Woodrum I hope you had a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. I'm definitely aging myself when I reminisce about my childhood and Labor Day. We definitely enjoyed the holiday knowing that when it was over we would be suffering through that...
Healing the Spirit with Words Mother Forms Network for Parents of Children Who Have Heart Defects
Byline: Kari Allen Daily Herald Staff Writer You can't see the fear in Laura Ulaszek's eyes as she looks at her 3-year-old son. Her happy expression doesn't hint at past sleepless nights when she thought she might have to plan a funeral the next...
It's Not Kids Behind Toy Crazes
Byline: Bill Granger The craze in toy crazes belongs to adults, not children. Children like toys. Sometimes, they love toys. But they are not crazed on the subject of toys until they are taught to be crazy by adults. Chicago has always been...
Kids Learn to Mind Bus Manners
Byline: Karen Kutz Imagine you are 5 years old and going to school for the first time. A gargantuan yellow bus pulls up, the door opens with a screech and your mother lets go of your hand and gently pushes you toward the rumbling menace. Some...
Kids to Punt, Kick and Pass Their Way to a Contest Win
Byline: Suzanne Corr We are knee deep in football now. High school football has started. The Cary-Grove Junior Trojans had their first game last weekend. Professional and college football have started. And if that isn't enough, the Cary-Grove...
Known as 'Mito-What?,' This Disease Needs Help
Byline: Burt Constable There is no Labor Day Telethon for what ails Scotty. "We can't compete with the big-name diseases," says Joan Pawlowski of Barrington as she rubs the sandy curls on her 4-year-old son's head. "We don't have a Liz Taylor,...
Labor Day Crowds Bask in Summer's Last Rays
Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer Summer released its tight grip Monday just in time for thousands who lined the Schaumburg Septemberfest Parade enjoying a Labor Day filled with bright sunshine and cool breezes. The parade included...
Lake County Apples Outshine Last Year's Crop Yield Is Average for Orchards, but an Improvement
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald Staff Writer This summer's intense heat may have damaged corn and bean crops throughout Lake County, but apple orchards are opening with prime pickings. While crop sizes are only average this season, they...
Legal Battle May Open Doors for Autistic Kids Judge Makes Dist. 15 Pay for Student's Needs
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer Nine toddlers sit with their parents in a circle. A teacher asks each to identify themselves in a photograph, and the children, all with some form of disability, eagerly participate. But not...
Lessons in Fish Come Easier for School Kids
Byline: Sammi King When I was a kid, I thought that there were only two varieties of fish. There were the yucky ones that came out of the river and the tiny orange ones that came in a carnival bowl. When I married a fish-loving guy, I learned...
Let's Get Physicals They May Not Feel Old, but Baby Boomers Got a Real Eye-Opener When an Optometrist Checked Them out at the Olivia Concert
Byline: Amy Carr Daily Herald Staff Writer If you're more comfortable "getting physical" than "gettin' jiggy wit it," chances are you don't need anyone to tell you you're getting older. They might not have needed - or wanted - to hear it, but...
Local Internet Job Boards Carving Niche in Market
Byline: Dan Culloton The job market is booming on the Internet and so are the number of companies setting up career sites that help people search for work. Look no further than the western suburbs for evidence of the trend. In the last month...
Minor-League Umps Keep Going by Dreaming of Call to the Bigs
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Sports Writer Being a minor-league baseball umpire has its fair share of obstacles. Just ask Travis Reininger. After calling a Pioneer League game in Billings, Mont., last year, Reininger and his umpiring partner,...
Mironov, Eriksson Holdouts 'Serious' Already
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer General manager Bob Murray says "nothing's happening" in contract talks with holdouts Boris Mironov and Anders Eriksson. The two Blackhawks defensemen missed their fourth day of training camp Monday....
Molina Goes 2-for-3 in Major-League Debut
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer The Cubs had five rookies in the starting lineup for Monday's 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. One of them was catcher Jose Molina, who made his major-league debut. Molina was known as a defensive...
Naperville's Last Fling Wraps Up Summer's Fun Thousands View Parade, Enjoy Revelry
Byline: Mike Burke Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville parade honors department's 125 years Firefighters took center stage Monday during Naperville's annual Labor Day parade, which was dedicated to the fire department in honor of its 125th...
Neighbor Caught in N. Mexico Charged in Westmont Stabbing
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer A simple speeding ticket on a New Mexico highway led to the capture of a 31-year-old Westmont man suspected of murdering his neighbor over the weekend. Authorities on Monday charged Scott Faulkner,...
Neubert School Seeking Alumni
Byline: Dave Mann Officials at Neubert Elementary School in Algonquin are trying to round up alumni for the building's 20th anniversary they will be hosting Saturday. The open house, put on by the school and its parent-teacher organization, will...
New High School Galvanizes Vernon Hills
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Vernon Hills residents see today's opening of the new high school campus as a milestone in the town best known for its shopping mall. "I think that it's good for the identity of the community,"...
New School Parallels Start of Scholastic Careers
An open letter to Vernon Hills campus students from Principal Jim Whittington. "Community High School District 128 will create two quality schools that will maintain high standards and provide effective educational opportunities and resources for...
Nike Base Gives VHHS a Head Start on Building History
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Today's freshmen may be building a new tradition at the Vernon Hills campus today, but the very ground they walk on boasts a rich tradition all its own - rich in drama, as well as agriculture. ...
Now Its Known for More Than Just Shopping New High School Puts to Rest Vernon Hills' Identity Crisis
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Vernon Hills residents have insisted for years that although there's a mall in town, it's not the town. Hawthorn Center mall brought growth and prosperity to the sleepy village 26 years ago, but...
Out of the Office and into the Classroom Mid-Career Shifts Spurred by Good Pay, Summers Off
Byline: Karen Kutz Daily Herald Staff Writer Attorney Chuck Sheridan, 35, left a lucrative career to teach U.S. history at Naperville's Neuqua Valley High School. Amoco chemist-turned-science teacher Kelly Schimmel, 33, spends her day with students...
Play Days Wraps Up Festival Season
Byline: Mike Burke Daily Herald Staff Writer Thank heavens for unlimited ride specials. At Carol Stream's annual Labor Day festival Monday, 13-year-old Eric Lamb and several friends made the most of a $12 deal. In less than three hours, Eric...
Police Reports
S. Elgin man arrested on sex assault charges Ramiro Leon, 27, of 361 Ann St. in South Elgin was arrested shortly before midnight Sunday and charged with home invasion, aggravated criminal sexual assault and sexual assault, according to South Elgin...
PTA Puts on the Big Sell at Annual Market Day
Byline: Stephanie Penick When our children first entered schools in Naperville, we discovered active PTAs at both Hill Middle School and May Watts Elementary. The monthly Market Day fund-raiser was phenomenal. Local merchants gave donations for...
Rush on Outdoors Closes out Season
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Daily Herald Staff Writer Monday's ideal weather packed Tri-Cities parks with folks savoring one last day of summer fun. The choice of activity didn't seem to matter - biking, walking, picnicking or fishing - as long as...
Sammy? Yes ... Cubs? No Same Old Questions Have Usual Answers
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer With the wind howling in at 15-25 mph, Monday wasn't going to be a great day for home runs at Wrigley Field. Fortunately for the 35,832 people who spent Labor Day at the ballpark, both Sammy Sosa...
Scorpions Hang Up Spikes as Winners
The Lake Zurich Scorpions travel baseball team recently ended their fourth and final season as a travel team with an overall season record of 60 wins and 17 losses. In the four years that the Scorpions have been a full-time travel team, they have...
Software Crash Spells Problems for Dist. 15 Buses
Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer A computer software crash a week before school started left some Palatine Township Elementary District 15 students sitting on buses longer than usual during the first days of classes as the district...
So Jauron Is Serious about M&M at QB
Byline: Mike Imrem Monday was full of possibilities at Halas Hall. This is the week leading up to the season opener, and Dick Jauron still has a chance to re-evaluate last week's decision to mostly use Shane Matthews at quarterback and sparingly...
Sox Fans Find Way to Pay Back Reinsdorf
Byline: Barry Rozner White Sox fans, you're going to love this one. Remember last winter when we told you about Jerry Reinsdorf's lease at Comiskey Park? OK, we'll refresh your memory. During the first 10 years of the White Sox' lease at...
Sparta U-16's Enjoy String of Wins
The Sparta soccer club has enjoyed a recent string of success. The under-16 team recently took second place in the premier division of the prestigious California Surf Cup, losing the championship in an overtime shoot-out. The under-19 team won...
Support Groups to Help Patient, Spouse
Byline: Patricia Shelton Every other week, the Senior Services Q&A column provides answers for senior citizens and those who care for them. Senior Services Associates has offices in Elgin and Aurora and serves all of Kane County. Q: I...
Taylor Plumbing to Toast 85 Years of Family Business
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer In a faded photo in a tool display at the Museum of Science and Industry, T.C. Taylor stares out from the past - his legacy being this photo and a family-owned business that has endured 85 years....
Teachers, Students Embark on Journey Together
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer When the doors at the Vernon Hills campus swing open today, the largest group of freshmen yet in the Libertyville High School district will be walking on new carpet, sitting in new desks and unlocking...
Teacher Unlocks Keys to Motivating Students
Byline: Allison Dolan Daily Herald Staff Writer Cara did not like school. If she went to class, she plastered a perfectly bored look on her face. When homework papers were passed to the front of the row, her assignment was always missing. School...
The City
ComEd to explain Daley Center outage The Daley Center, struck by a partial power failure Friday, is expected to operate normally today, the operators of the building said. "We don't foresee any problems whatsoever," said Patrick Hurley, building...
The Power of Memories Bereavement Counselor's Loss Inspires Her to Help Others Grieve
Byline: Kari Allen Daily Herald Staff Writer Those who meet Cathy Darin don't soon forget her. They may remember the words she spoke at the wake of a loved one. They might recall her straightforward approach as she admits she doesn't have all...
Walkathon a Tribute to Boy Who Died of Cancer
Byline: Jonathan McKernan When her 8-year-old son died of a rare brain cancer late last year, Christine Hosler promised herself that she would do whatever she could to make sure other children never suffer the same fate. After months of mourning...
Walker's Major Challenge: Raising Wildcats' Confidence Level
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Holy conundrum, Cats fans! As Northwestern showed in Saturday's 28-3 loss to Miami (Ohio) University, teams can't win games without making big plays. "Bo Schembechler said it best: Football...
Year's Work Culminates in Opening of Restaurant
Byline: Betty Ruwitch A year ago this month, ground was broken on the plot for Bill's Pub North on the south side of Washington Street in Third Lake. It was shortly after owner Mary Ann Rouse's birthday. Next Monday, Rouse will get another birthday...