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 November 2, 2006

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4 Years Later, a Proper Burial Couple Tracks Down Veteran's Ashes and Brings Them Home
Byline: Avian Carrasquillo Daily Herald Staff Writer Vietnam veteran John E. Bellwoar's cremated remains sat unclaimed on a shelf in a New Jersey funeral home for four years. Meanwhile, more than 800 miles away in Wheeling, his brother and sister-in-law...
53rd District Hopefuls Weigh in on Tollway Sale
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer As the state copes with its budgetary woes, suggestions to boost its coffers, like selling or leasing the tollway system, have emerged. The candidates for 53rd House District said they are generally...
A Deal Bringing Hope to Fermilab
Byline: Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer Declaring it would ensure Fermilab's future as the world's leading high-energy physics laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy officials Wednesday awarded a newly formed corporation a $1.6 billion contract...
Albom Scores Another Hit with 'For One More Day'
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer Time to reach for your hankies - Mitch Albom has another best seller. "For One More Day," Albom's new novel, is a Frank Capra-like meditation on life, death, regret and the ghosts that haunt everyone's...
Analysts Still Hesitant about Career Education Corp
Byline: Katherine Glover Medill News Service Its stock has recovered a bit since the troubled Career Education Corp. announced in September its CEO was stepping down, but analysts are still lukewarm on the international provider of higher education....
A Question of Honor Mundelein High School Brings Military Drama to Stage
Byline: Abby Scalf Daily Herald Staff Writer When Jack Nicholson boomed "You can't handle the truth" to Tom Cruise in the courtroom, the line became immortal and often repeated. Nicholson, Cruise and Demi Moore brought star power when the Broadway...
Avoid the Spring Drama with Off-Season Prevention
Byline: Harry Swieca Remember when we were kids and our parents would treat us and let us stay up late to watch "Creature Features" or "Shock Theater?" Whichever show was your favorite, at some point in a scary movie there was a scene that showed...
Batavia Girl Blazed Her Own Trail
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas Daily Herald Staff Writer Catherine Becker loved visual and musical arts. She played flute in Batavia High School bands and orchestras, and sang in the school's mixed chorus. She loved to draw, particularly Japanese animation...
Board Hopefuls Discuss Work, Taxes Needed in Cook County
When Republican challenger Timothy O. Schneider knocked out longtime incumbent Carl Hansen in the March primary, that set up the November clash with Democrat Jim Steven Dasakis in the race to become the new Cook County commissioner from the 15th district....
British Band Strikes Chord with Youth Symphony
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent They are one of the top brass bands in Great Britain, having competed recently for the national championship at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Now, the Jaguar Band, sponsored by Jaguar Cars...
Cameras on More Gurnee Buses
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Gurnee-based Woodland Elementary District 50 is more than halfway toward its goal of outfitting all school buses with new digital cameras and microphones. Cameras on the buses, building security...
Candidates Share Views on Iraq Strategy
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer With the U.S. occupation in Iraq at the 3 1/2-year mark, neither candidate in the 13th Congressional race is calling for an immediate withdrawal. But both U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert and her Democratic...
Candidates Split on Medicare Part D, Other Health Issues
Byline: Mike Riopell Daily Herald Staff Writer Editor's note: This is the last of a weekly series of stories looking at where the 10th Congressional District candidates stand on the issues. The series can be read at dailyherald.com. Republican...
Candidates Talk about Energy Policy
Democrat U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean of Barrington is defending her 8th congressional district office, while Republican challenger David McSweeney, of Barrington Hills, and independent candidate Bill Scheurer, of Lindenhurst, are trying to unseat her. ...
Chandler's Play Elevates DePaul
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer From the opening tip until his departure in garbage time, Wilson Chandler played above the rim. The problem? It took his DePaul teammates more than 25 minutes to join him. Chandler put on a show...
Chemical Researcher, Humble Fellow
Byline: Kerry Lester Daily Herald Correspondent James E. Gearien ~ 1919-2006 James E. Gearien, professor, researcher and department head in medicinal chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, simply viewed himself...
City Is Proud to Display Children's Artwork
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Kurt Niermann's daughter Mikaela, had a slight problem last week. "She was really excited and couldn't sleep," the Mill Creek resident recalled of this third-grader. "We didn't even know they did this." "They" would...
City Likes That as Property Values Go Up, So Does Taxes
Byline: Ames Boykin Increased property taxes are good? This is one way of looking at it. In response to claims by opponents of the Five Corners taxing district that such redevelopment drives up property taxes, City Manager David Niemeyer basically...
Closer to Two Homes Elgin Homeless Shelters Pass First Zoning Hurdle
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer Two Elgin homeless shelters got one step closer Wednesday to finding permanent homes of their own - but some are questioning the fairness of the zoning commission's decision. HELPS Ministry has...
County to Get a New Development Chief
Byline: Christine Byers Daily Herald Staff Writer The McHenry County Economic Development Corp. has tapped an Elgin agency to find its new president. Chris Manheim, the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce's vice president of economic development,...
Crunching Numbers in District 300 Contract Talks
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt Daily Herald Staff Writer Union leaders say it's a no-brainer. If Community Unit District 300 officials don't include end-of- career incentives in a new union contract, more teachers will retire early and the district will...
Dear Ringmaster: Don't Mess with a Classic
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer "Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus" * * out of four Location: Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont Times: Now through Nov. 12. Also at the United Center Nov. 14- 26. ...
Deciding Where to Draw the Line District 303 Board Parents, Struggle with Boundaries
Byline: Josh Stockinger Daily Herald Staff Writer Besieged by upset parents and armed with questions of their own, St. Charles school board members this week pulled the plug on three public forums planned to discuss districtwide boundary shifts....
Density Still a Hurdle Prairie View Proposal Bothers Planning Panel
Byline: Nadia Malik Daily Herald Staff Writer Density continued to be an issue with proposed plans for the Prairie View train station near Buffalo Grove. The Buffalo Grove plan commission on Wednesday reviewed the information a consultant collected...
Different Story as Bulls Struggle Orlando Does the Routing on This Night
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. -Apparently, it's going to take a few weeks before any kind of fair assessment can be made of the Bulls. On opening night, they had the advantage of catching Miami during the distraction...
Director Reflects on the History of Reeling Fest
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival marks its 25th anniversary milestone tonight. We contacted longtime director Brenda Webb for some reflection about the pioneering organization....
Dist. 25 Project Costs Up Elementary School Additions $400,000 over Budget
Byline: Sheila Ahern Daily Herald Staff Writer Dryden and Olive-Mary Stitt elementary school additions will cost $400,000 more than budgeted, but both projects will be finished before the next school year, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25...
Donn P. Branstrator of Barrington
Donn P. Branstrator of Barrington Memorial services for Mr. Donn P. Branstrator, 72, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Unitarian Church, 39W830 Highland Ave., Elgin. Interment will be private. Memorial visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday,...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Man accused of child porn: A DuPage County grand jury indicted a former Naperville man on child pornography charges in an investigation that began after he was caught in an Internet sting in Indiana, according to court records released Wednesday....
Editorials
Move mercury emission plan forward In these crisp, clear fall days, the air seems so fresh and clean. No unhealthy ozone haze that we have seen hang in the atmosphere on sultry summer days. Yet there are things in that seemingly pure air that...
Election Polls Are Fun to Watch - but We Also Have to Watch Out
Byline: Jim Slusher Polls can go beyond giving a glimpse of the future to potentially manipulating it. We all should consider them heedfully. People have never liked having to deal with the uncertainty of the future. They've been willing to do...
End of the Line Comes Early for Two Candidates Possible Conflict Forces Pair out of County Board Race
Byline: Josh Stockinger Daily Herald Staff Writer In the race for Kane County Board seats, Democrats Willie Clements and Michael Lowery say you can count them out. The candidates reluctantly withdrew their names from the Nov. 7 ballot this week...
Ensemble Unearths Rock Music of 1800s
A quick chat with a Lisle newsmaker The Vienna Waltz Ensemble opens Morton Arboretum's 2006-07 concert series with a performance on Sunday. Violinists Clara Lindner and Carl Johnston and double bass player Greg Sarchet make up the group, which...
Ex-Columnist's Standard of Fairness Questioned
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer What's new: Former Kane County Chronicle columnist Bill Page was questioned about the accuracy of his columns criticizing Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas. What's next: Page is expected...
Fired Officer Won't Leave City-Owned House
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins Daily Herald Staff Writer Recently fired Elgin police officer Jesus "Jesse" Padron refuses to move out of the city-owned house he was ordered to vacate by Wednesday. Padron, 44, until recently served in the Resident Officer...
Fitting Finish for County's Best Stevenson, Libertyville Reach Long-Awaited Sectional Final
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The Stevenson and Libertyville volleyball teams have seemingly been on a collision course all season. So it only seems right that when the two best teams in Lake County meet for the fourth time, the...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Special D303 meeting: The St. Charles school board will meet in special session at 7 tonight to discuss hiring a superintendent search firm and to reschedule public forums on proposed district boundary changes. The meeting will be at the district...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Elgin reins in solicitors: Elgin city officials said they hope a new ordinance will cut down on the number of people soliciting for donations or selling products on busy city streets. Anyone wishing to solicit on a city street now must be with a...
Frazier Leads Way for Illinois
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - For a few moments, things didn't feel normal without Dee Brown and James Augustine bouncing around the Assembly Hall floor in the home uniforms. But then Illinois' trademark half-court...
Geneva Loses a Cherished Citizen
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer When something had to get done in Geneva, people called on Rae Jones Ellsworth. And then she would call everyone else. "She knew a lot of people in town. She was able to capitalize on that and...
Gray Matter Naperville North Actors See Both Sides in Courtroom Drama, 'Inherit the Wind'
Byline: Melissa Jenco Daily Herald Staff Writer The debate over teaching evolution has been playing out in schools for years. Now it's playing out on Naperville North's stage. The school's production of "Inherit the Wind" begins at 7 p.m. today...
Grimes, Carlson Get Their Share of Attention for Irish
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer By now, Jeff Samardzija is used to seeing double. When Samardzija lines up in the slot, two defensive backs are there to greet him. The extra attention comes with being an All- American wide...
Haen, Zimmerman Could Make the Difference PR, Barrington Setters on Center Stage Tonight; Hampshire Meets Harvard Again
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick Daily Herald Sports Writer On your mark, get setter -go! Two of the best high school girls volleyball setters in the Midwest will try to lead their respective teams to a title tonight when top-seeded Barrington tangles...
Hastert Wants the Job 'I Intend to Run for Speaker,' He Says
Byline: Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Wednesday reiterated his intentions to seek another term as the House's top Republican leader if his colleagues support him. "I intend to run for speaker," Hastert...
Heavy Metal 'Devastation' Comes to Town Jungel Rot, Waco Jesus Set to Perform
Byline: Kerry Lester Daily Herald Correspondent A dozen heavy metal bands come together this weekend for Chicago Heavy Metal Devastation Fest III at Ye Olde Town Inn in Mount Prospect. The 12 bands performing each day "are starting earlier in...
Hopefuls Agree on Sheriff's Office Fix
Byline: Larissa Chinwah Daily Herald Staff Writer The spate of misconduct and corruption problems that have come out of the Kane County jail in the past two years is a concern to candidates for the Kane County Board District 21 seat. Candidates...
Hopefuls Differ from Parties Candidates for Illinois House Seat Stray from Platform on Some Issues
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer Dirk Enger is the Democrat and Michael Fortner the Republican in the race for the vacant seat in the Illinois House's 95th District. But both Enger, a 45-year-old ironworker from Winfield, and Fortner,...
Johnson: Don't Expect a Letdown
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer There are at least two reasons the Bears won't succumb to a letdown Sunday against the 1-6 Miami Dolphins, according to defensive tackle Tank Johnson: one of immediate concern and one down the road....
Jubilation Reigns as Carmel Sister Marks 50th Year
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Fifty years at any job is a commendable feat. For Sister Donna Joan Mehney, one of only two nuns remaining at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, those years went by too fast. Mehney,...
Judson in CCAC Title Game
Byline: John Theriault Jr. Daily Herald Correspondent For Wednesday afternoon's Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's soccer playoff semifinal match between No. 1 seed Judson College and St. Xavier University, the Eagles had three of...
Juicy Plot, Creepy-Crawlies Sure to Please 'James and the Giant Peach' Opens at Marian Central
Byline: Stefanie Dell'Aringa Daily Herald Correspondent What do you get when you cross a little boy and gigantic bugs with an enormous fuzzy fruit? You get "James and the Giant Peach," a play that is coming to Marian Central Catholic High School...
Junior Hockey Bonanza Starts Today
Byline: Joshua Welge Daily Herald Staff Writer This weekend local fans can celebrate hockey. Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge is one of 12 area rinks hosting the third Nike Bauer International AAA Invite. The event, which runs today through...
Lake County Adult Bookstore Has Day in Federal Court
Byline: Robert D. Mentzer Medill News Service The owner of an adult bookstore in unincorporated Lake County wants the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule against a county ordinance regulating those businesses. Attorneys for Forty-One News,...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Fremont names new school: Fremont Elementary School District 79 has announced the name of its new school, which is planned to open Sept. 4, 2007. The new Fremont Intermediate School will serve children in grades 3 through 5, totaling about 925 students,...
Lake Zurich Teen Leads Cast of 'Les Miserables'
Byline: P. S. Colbert Daily Herald Correspondent You think things are expensive now? Consider this: in 19th century France, a loaf of bread could cost you your life. Jean Valjean, protagonist of Victor Hugo's epic novel, "Les Miserables," got...
Late Vote Reversal Leaves Edward Addition Up in Air
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Daily Herald Staff Writer A recommendation made Wednesday by the Naperville plan commission on an Edward Hospital expansion proposal was nixed shortly thereafter when votes were recast - and one, changed - because of confusion...
Laugh out Loud Naperville Central Students Tackle Comedic Timing in 'The Nerd'
Byline: Melissa Jenco Daily Herald Staff Writer Courtney Lignoski learned to walk like a man and talk like a man for Naperville Central's fall play, "The Nerd." The Central senior donned a wig and mustache and added a lisp and a manly gait to...
'Les Miserables Now Playing in Suburbs Director Has 'Big Version' for Production
Byline: P. S. Colbert Daily Herald Correspondent You think things are expensive now? Consider this: in 19th century France, a loaf of bread could cost you your life. Jean Valjean, protagonist of Victor Hugo's epic novel, "Les Miserables," got...
Library Board Searching for New Director
Byline: Hafsa Naz Mahmood Daily Herald Staff Writer Glen Ellyn Public Library officials discussed Wednesday night a search firm's progress in finding a new executive director Former Executive Director Gordon Welles abruptly resigned in a letter...
Looking at China Can Help and Hurt W. Chicago Chamber to Explore Asian Giant
Byline: Rupa Shenoy Daily Herald Staff Writer If they want to stay competitive, West Chicago companies must invest in or export production to China - even at the cost of local jobs, officials with the city's chamber of commerce believe. To keep...
Love, Loyalty, Fear and Prejudice Message of 1950s-Ear 'West Side Story' Still Resonates with Teens
Byline: Sammi King The Batavia High School cafeteria will be transformed into a New York City neighborhood for "West Side Story." Forty-six students will take on the challenge of performing the musical adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet." The...
Love of Computers Didn't Keep Him from Scouting
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Alan Spillner ~ 1947-2006 A 50-mile hike through the wilderness of Isle Royale National Park in Michigan's upper peninsula is one of the lasting memories for the sons of Alan Curtis Spillner....
Memory of 'Ultimate Super Hero' Lives on in Annual Benefit
Byline: Abby Scalf Daily Herald Staff Writer Ann Widman knows she can not escape the date, Nov. 3. It is the day her son Jake was born. It is difficult each year when that date comes around, as she continues to mourn Jake, who died last year...
Mighty Vampire at the Bat 'Dracula' Creates Chill at Burlington Central
Byline: Jamie Greco Daily Herald Correspondent This time of year, Count Dracula is a familiar face, although not usually on the high school stage. That's exactly why Jeff Nesseth, director of "Dracula" at Central High School in Burlington, chose...
Money Going Back Pankau Says She'll Return Donations from Fire Districts
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer State Sen. Carole Pankau will return the more than $1,100 in campaign contributions she received from local taxing bodies, a spokesman said Wednesday. The Itasca Republican, who is running for...
Money with and without a Face in Dist. 95 Race
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer Voters looking for differences between candidates in the race for the Illinois House's 95th District can turn to the money coming in for Democrat Dirk Enger and Republican Michael Fortner. The money...
Norbert M. Nowicki Formerly of Roselle
Norbert M. Nowicki formerly of Roselle A funeral service for Norbert M. Nowicki, of Tucson, Ariz., will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle, and will proceed...
North Stars Ride Momentum of Gutsy 2-Point Conversion Call into 2nd Round
Byline: Craig Brueske Admittedly, St. Charles North's Mark Gould isn't an "in-your- face" type of football coach. "Sometimes I think I'm too nice to my players," Gould said prior to the start of the 2006 season. Don't confuse Gould being nice...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Hear music, learn to dance: Wheeling High School will offer audiences its annual Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, 900 S. Elmhurst Road, and you're invited to join in. The event will showcase the school's jazz bands, vocal jazz group...
Nothing Matters until the Playoffs
Byline: Barry Rozner By nearly all accounts, Lovie Smith's a good guy and a good coach. That said, maybe the Bears are doing it the right way by waiting to hand Smith his monster contract extension. Far be it from us to defend the man behind...
No, Young Prosecutors Aren't Rich Lawyers Many Work Multiple Jobs or Leave Early for Better Pay
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer A decade out of law school, Cook County prosecutor Matt Medina's annual salary is about 60 percent of the $93,000 he still owes in student loans. His annual earnings of $57,000 for working in a busy...
'O.C.' Returns to Fight New Battles in Toughened Time Slot
Byline: Ted Cox Just as the end of the monarchy with the French Revolution produced an era of chaos and bloodletting, so too has the demise of "Must-See TV" led to the same on Thursday nights. The situation only gets more turbulent when "The...
One Last Chance before Hard Times Set In
Byline: Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer Is the hard, winter freeze coming to us earlier than expected? It could happen. Northwoods Guide Greg Bohn told me some of the smaller lakes around the Minocqua, Wis., area have ice on the back...
Open Space, Finances on Agenda for Hopefuls
Republican Michael Formento and Democrat Tom Grimston are running for a four-year position as DuPage County Forest Preserve District commissioner representing District 4. District 4 includes areas in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Glendale Heights,...
Paying Your Last Respects How to Avoid Cross-Cultural Blunders While Consoling Friends of Other Faiths
Byline: Pam DeFiglio Daily Herald Staff Writer Death is just around the corner. If only it would stay there. - Mason Cooley Pale death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's door And at the palaces of kings. - Horace Death doesn't...
Peacemakers Group to Hear Sikh Lesson
Byline: Nadia Malik The Peacemakers group at Kingswood United Methodist Church conducts a seminar this weekend to help its members and others who wish to attend learn about the Sikh religion. Baba Daljit Singh will speak from noon to 1:30 p.m....
Petros' Close Call Serves as a Lesson
Byline: Mike Jackson I don't like going down this road, but what I have to share could be important in your own life. When I was 18, I completely believed I was immortal. When I hit 35, I still embraced that attitude. It was only when I...
Plenty of Blame to Go around as Shake-Up Looms for Hawks
Byline: Tim Sassone Something has to give with the Blackhawks - and soon. The Hawks can't go on like this, not if they don't want another season to be over by Thanksgiving and to be playing in front of crowds of 5,000 from now until April. ...
Police Reports
Carpentersville - When police were called to a residence on the 0-100 block of Birch Street at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, they found a man in the front yard who was yelling because the residents wouldn't allow him to sleep there. Just before the police...
Police Reports
Batavia - The driver's-side window of a truck on the 200 block of Millview Drive was shot with a BB between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday causing an undetermined amount of damage, reports said. Geneva - A woman's wallet was removed from her...
Porters Typifies Meadows' Success Fremd, Barrington Stay Focused
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer Richard Porters may have been one of the least likely quarterbacks to win a state playoff football game last weekend. The Rolling Meadows senior safety got his first varsity start under center...
Residents: Live Firing Zones Not Welcome on the Lake
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer The Coast Guard is looking to create offshore "safe zones" throughout the Great Lakes in an effort to practice shooting machine guns and rifles from a boat to a secondary target in the name of homeland...
Residents Question Delay in Reporting Contamination
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer For years, Laura Dennis walked her dog three times a day in Pembroke Park near her Naperville home. She doesn't visit as much anymore after learning traces of perchloroethylene, a toxic chemical,...
Ribfest Gets 'Bad to the Bone' George Thorogood and the Destroyers to Open 2007 Event
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer The busiest beer tent at Ribfest is only a few feet to the left of the main stage. That ought to make the self-proclaimed "Greatest Bar Band in the World" feel right at home when it headlines opening...
SciTech Takes Its Wonders on the Road to Fun Festivals
Byline: Jill Jedlowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Corn dogs and cotton candy might have to make room for freeze- dried macaroni and cheese at some fairs. Exhibits featuring everything from astronaut food to how various gasses react to light are...
Sefolosha Starting to Gain Confidence
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. -Bulls rookie guard Thabo Sefolosha was a little shaky in the preseason. He shot just 34 percent from the field, while piling up 18 turnovers and 21 fouls, compared to 21 assists. Except...
Sharon Ann Seaholm
Sharon Ann Seaholm Services for Sharon Ann Seaholm, 53, of Adel, Iowa, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at United Methodist Church in Adel, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday, at the church, where family will greet...
Shooting for the Stars Penn State Has Sights Set on NCAAs
Byline: Adam Rittenberg Daily Herald Sports Writer Penn State coach Ed DeChellis had rehearsed his lines, and he showed no sign of deviating from the script. "We are who we are," DeChellis said Sunday at Big Ten media day for men's basketball....
Skate Stars at Sears Centre USA's Best Face-Off against World's Best in Figure Skating Competition
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent These days Brian Boitano makes more appearances on television analyzing figure skating than he does on the ice. Which is why tonight's appearance as part of the Ice Wars, USA vs. the World, is...
Sleep out Puts the Focus on Homeless in DuPage
Byline: Greg Canfield Daily Herald Correspondent Sleeping outside on a chilly night in early November certainly doesn't sound very appealing, which is precisely why members of Lisle Teens with Character will join more than 75 groups to do just that...
Social Security Is Late Issue in House Races
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Political Writer The future of Social Security is emerging as a home-stretch issue in two nationally important suburban congressional races, with Republican attack ads driving the debate. Democrat Tammy Duckworth,...
So Many Questions Even Weber Doesn't Know What to Expect
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - The slogan on Illinois' official team poster serves as much as a fervent hope as a statement: WINNING IS A HABIT. Clearly, Illinois has indulged itself nearly to excess since...
So Very Special Ayanbadejo Leads Elite Group of Bears
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Brendon Ayanbadejo's trade from the Miami Dolphins to the Bears in late August 2005 came at a lousy time for him, but it has worked out just fine. "I played in a (preseason) game, and they called...
Special American Flag Given to Mt. Prospect
Byline: Steve Zalusky On Wednesday, a 3-by-5-foot embroidered American flag will be presented to the village of Mount Prospect at a ceremony at the village hall. This flag carries a special significant, as it was carried in an American F-15 fighter...
Star-Studded Salute 5 Naperville WWII Heroes in Sculpture All Won Medals for Bravery
Byline: Melissa Jenco Daily Herald Staff Writer Five Naperville servicemen who won medals for bravery during World War II will be commemorated Nov. 11 when Century Walk Corp. unveils its latest public art sculpture. The new Veteran's Valor artwork...
St. Viator Tops Fremd to Remain Unbeaten
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent An old rivalry was renewed in the Chicago Metro High School Hockey League as Fremd and St. Viator met in a Metropolitan Invitational Tournament game at West Meadows Ice Arena. The visiting Lions...
Take the Court Nov. 19 with Tennis Pro at Forest Grove
Byline: Sara Faiwell Need to brush up on your backhand? There might be a chance considering The Forest Grove Athletic Club in Palatine will hold a day of tennis with Luke Jensen from 1 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Jensen is a former French Open doubles...
Talk on Tax Hike Tonight Bartlett Fire District to Answer Questions on Referendum
Byline: Esther J. Cepeda Daily Herald Staff Writer Why is the Bartlett Fire Protection District asking for money this Election Day? What will they do with it? What will happen if the referendum request fails again? Bartlett Fire Protection District...
Tax Watchdog Group Asks, How Much Open Space Is Enough?
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer Tuesday, the DuPage County Forest Preserve District will ask voters permission to borrow $68 million to buy open space and make improvements. But for some residents the ballot question raises another...
Teens Pay for Their Time on the Green
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer A pair of Cary teens who apparently don't care much for golf shelled out enough for about five dozen rounds Wednesday to make up for the vandalism they did to a local course. Jimi J. Caraway and...