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 October 5, 2007

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A Bloomin' Mess Lilly Gets Rocked and Cubs Fall Far Behind
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@@dailyherald.com PHOENIX - After being accused of pulling his ace pitcher too soon Wednesday night, don't be surprised if Cubs manager Lou Piniella hears about it today for sticking too long with No. 2 starter Ted Lilly....
Ancient Rookie Plays for Wild
Byline: Mike Spellman mspellman@@dailyherald.com ST. PAUL, Minn. -The year Magnus Johansson turned professional in his native Sweden, Patrick Kane was just 3 years old. On Thursday night in St. Paul, the two "rookies" took the ice for the...
Ang Lee's Latest a Sexy, Flawed Spy Thriller
Byline: Dann Gire - Take the delightfully trashy 1977 movie "Sidney Sheldon's The Other Side of Midnight," slather it with art-house chic and crank up the sex to sweaty, NC-17 proportions and you'd roughly get Ang Lee's controversial new film "Lust,...
Another Level Benet Responds in Time to Dominate Carmel in ESCC
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent Maybe Benet's girls volleyball team just needed that first cup of coffee. On Thursday the Redwings answered their wakeup call all grouchy and then took it out on visiting Carmel and cruised to a...
Area Woman Writes Children's Book to Support School in Haiti
Byline: Kim Mikus Ruth Paul-Caudle was a teenager when she left Haiti to attend Lake Forest College. Growing up with 11 siblings, Paul-Caudle knew what it was like to do without. While she felt her family was fortunate, she saw poverty all around...
Arlington Heights Metropolis Officially Acquires Symphony
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent After months of negotiations, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre officials in Arlington Heights made it official: its School of the Performing Arts has acquired the Metropolis Youth Symphony. ...
Ascending 'Sparrow' Still Soars Fairy-Tale Play Excels in Latest Incarnation at Chicago's Apollo
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Critic At Large bvitello@@dailyherald.com "The Sparrow" * * * 1/2 out of four Location: Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 5:30...
Athletes Don't Come with More Heart Than Ardiente
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick Life's not always fair. Example: the player in this area who arguably loves football the most has been rewarded for his efforts the least. Matt Ardiente is a running back and outside linebacker at St. Edward, a program...
Authors to Open Their Worlds at Literary Festival
Byline: Amy Boerema aboerema@@dailyherald.com It's fall festival time, which to many means a beer-and-brat extravaganza. But an Aurora festival this weekend will cater to a different crowd: book lovers. The city's fifth annual Midwest Literary...
Award-Winning Soprano Back with Lyric for Debut in 'La Boheme'
Byline: Bill Gowen Back "home" with an opera company she loves, American soprano Nicole Cabell is taking her recent worldwide celebrity in stride. Cabell, a 2005 alumna of the Lyric's Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, made worldwide...
Bard Goes Bollywood Silk Road Takes on Shakespeare's 'Merchant' with Aplomb
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Critic At Large bvitello@@dailyherald.com "Merchant on Venice" * * * out of four Location: Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago Times: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays;...
Bears Need to Get a Grip - on Brett Favre
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@@dailyherald.com After just four games, the Bears already have 16 sacks, tied with the New York Giants for the most in the league. And they should have plenty of opportunities to pad that total Sunday night, given...
Ben Stiller No Comic Killer in Broken 'Heartbreak'
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic dgire@@dailyherald.com "The Heartbreak Kid" * * out of four Opens today Starring As Ben Stiller Eddie Malin Ackerman Lila Michelle Monaghan Miranda Written by Scott Armstrong,...
Better Than an Apple Five Teachers Win $1,400 in Supplies from OfficeMax
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@@dailyherald.com When Jocelyn Roos heard there was an emergency meeting at Beebe Elementary, she rushed over to the school hoping her multi-needs students were OK. As it turned out, the only meeting taking place...
BG/Wheeling Team Has Reasons for Optimism
Byline: Bill Swick bswick@@dailyherald.com Already a few weeks into the high school hockey season, the action has already heated up on the ice. There are plenty of teams competing in the area, and many of the Mid-Suburban teams participate...
Briggs Gets No Jail Time, $485 in Fines
Byline: Erin Holmes eholmes@@dailyherald.com There were 137 cases inside Skokie's traffic ticket and misdemeanor courtroom Thursday afternoon. All eyes were on one of them. And that, Cook County Judge Earl Hoffenberg said, is precisely...
Call-In Event Reveals Common Investing Concerns
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer kmikus@@dailyherald.com Since Jo Kudla's divorce five years ago, she has been hesitant about how to invest her money. The Mount Prospect woman didn't know if she should consolidate her extensive...
Canoes Are a Go for Launch Park Now Has Picnic Shelter, Too
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@@dailyherald.com With the addition of a canoe launch at Pioneer Park, visitors to Naperville's Riverwalk now can enjoy the civic amenity from the water. If the river's high enough, that is. "We knew we wanted...
Chams Helps Athletes Regain the Field
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@@dailyherald.com Roger Chams understands the desire to return to competition as soon as possible after an injury. Chams played high school football, baseball and basketball at Niles West before graduating...
Church Plans Time Travel to Honor Church Anniversary
Byline: Joanmarie Wermes Flashback to 1958 and observe a young congregation worshipping in its new building, the first church built in Hoffman Estates, at Illinois Boulevard and Roselle Road. The folks at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church are providing...
Clooney Cool in Superb Ethical Drama
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic dgire@@dailyherald.com "Michael Clayton" * * * * out of four Opens today Starring As George Clooney Michael Clayton Tom Wilkinson Arthur Edens Tilda Swinton Karen Crowder Sydney...
ComEd Moves Residents' Power Feeder
Byline: Rupa Shenoy rshenoy@@dailyherald.com At their first report to the city about frequent outages in West Chicago, ComEd representatives said they had made progress, while Chamber of Commerce officials called for an expansion of the probe...
Come for the Baseball - Stay for the ... Sangria Swankier Joints Adding Variety to Wrigleyville Nightlife
Byline: Robert McCoppin rmccoppin@@dailyherald.com News flash, Cub fans: Wrigleyville no longer lives on beer and burgers alone. The post-game pub crawl is now just as likely to involve martinis and maki rolls. Classic establishments like...
Concert Picks
Byline: Mark Guarino Music critic Nina Nastasia and Jim White with Jim Becker and Scott Tuma, 10 p.m. today at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 525-2508. This is a collaboration no one saw coming: New York City singer- songwriter...
Concussions Often Can Be Hard Injury to Recognize
Byline: Joshua Welge jwelge@@dailyherald.com Kurt Thyreen kept it secret. He didn't even tell his dad. The Hersey middle linebacker took a pounding in a Friday night high school football game against Elk Grove and said nothing. The next...
Cosby: Comic and Critic 70-Year-Old Comedian Keeps His Shows Clean and Comments about Black Community Pointed
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff jsotonoff@@dailyherald.com Five minutes into our phone interview, Bill Cosby is mad at me. I'm unsure if he's pulling my leg or genuinely disgusted, but when I say I don't know who Damon Runyon is, well, he kind of flips...
Cubs Good Enough to Turn Things Around
Byline: Dan Plesac Q. Are the Cubs toast? A. No. This team has gone through so many ups and downs through the entire season. Remember, in April and May they lost more games than any team in baseball and found a way to bounce back. You don't want...
Cubs Needing Consistent Offense
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@@dailyherald.com PHOENIX - The Cubs thought they had left their offensive inconsistencies behind them after a blistering September with the bats. Then came Game 1 of the NLDS on Wednesday, when they managed just...
Dalzell Shines as CL South Outlasts C-G
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent Crystal Lake South High School boys soccer coach Brian Allen would prefer not to play in a shootout. But, if the Gators are forced to be in a shootout situation Allen feels confident with Zach Dalzell...
Defending Champions Head World-Class Field
Byline: Brian Pitts Daily Herald Correspondent The first few rows of the runners lining up at the start line of any major marathon are reserved for the elite athletes who have been paid by the organizers to be there and to run fast. For Sunday's...
Defense Spurs Bears' Streak
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Lake Zurich's boys soccer team is on a roll, courtesy of its team defense. The Bears put together a 10-game winning streak through Tuesday and outscored opponents 37-1 over those games, leaving...
Divers Delight Again for Mustangs
Byline: Jeff Fleischer Daily Herald Correspondent The young Mundelein swim team faced a tough challenge Thursday, heading to Lake Forest to face a deep and experienced Scouts team ranked among the best in the state. But while Lake Forest swam...
Dreams Never Stop but They Do Take on a Different Meaning
Byline: Bob Frisk I spent a good part of the summer in an area where the rules of reality do not apply. For some reason, I had a incredible number of dreams that would have made interesting short stories. I only sleep 5-6 hours a night, and...
Drew, Reynolds Produce Big Time on the Big Stage
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@@dailyherald.com PHOENIX - So much for the inexperience of the Diamondbacks. Little-known shortstop Stephen Drew and rookie third baseman Mark Reynolds made the pre-series argument that the Cubs had an advantage...
Dugan's Unique Plea for Life His Confession Prevented Injustice, Defense Says
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@@dailyherald.com Nearly 22 years ago, Brian Dugan claimed he alone abducted, raped and killed 10-year-old Jeanine Nicarico. Dugan wanted to clear the books on his crimes,...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
$12 million awarded in suit: A DuPage County jury this week awarded a record $12 million to a Warrenville couple whose 7-year- old son became disabled at birth. Benjamin Hayes can't speak and has no control over his limbs due to a brain injury at birth....
Early OK for Wheeling Project
Byline: Nadia Malik nmalik@@dailyherald.com The Wheeling Park District is giving its stamp of approval to a new development proposed across from the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel. The 85-acre project south of Lake-Cook Road and west of...
Editorials
Pick up the pace for building bypass Three years to study a project that already has been on the books for what seems like decades? That's what state highway planners are now proposing in regard to actually finishing the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway...
Elk Grove Breaks Out
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@@dailyherald.com The end appeared to be near for Elk Grove. And after getting closer and closer, the Grenadiers finally broke through to end a 15-game losing streak with a 28-7 win last Friday over Hersey....
Enough of You, TBS Cubs Fans Can't Take Anymore of D'back- Lovin' Dick Stockton
Byline: Stacy St. Clair sstclair@@dailyherald.com By the end of the second inning, Naperville resident Kris Hastings had reached her limit. The Cubs had fallen behind and she believed the TBS broadcasting crew was giddy about the Arizona Diamondbacks'...
Even at Quarterback, Talent Sometimes Beats Experience
Byline: Kevin Schmit Varsity quarterback is probably the most difficult position to play in high school athletics. Now try it as a sophomore. It's a spot designed for experience in a sport suited for the same. Emotionally, mentally and physically,...
Ex-Referendum Campaigner on Dist. 89 Staff
Byline: Hafsa Naz Mahmood hmahmood@@dailyherald.com A consultant who has specialized in marketing school tax- increase requests is working with Glen Ellyn Elementary District 89 - a district that's seeking $24.8 million on the February ballot....
Fantasy Market Analysis Could Help in Crazy Year
Byline: John Dietz For those of you who follow the stock market on a daily basis, you know it's been a crazy year. The housing market's in the tank, yet the Dow's up 200! No, wait, oil's spiking and we're down 550 for the week! The fed's...
Field Trip to Law Office a Lesson for Life, Sports
Byline: Ron Skrabacz After coaching the St. Francis High School boys basketball team for 20 years, you might say Mike Harper knows his way around the court. As a social studies teacher for 28 years at the Wheaton school, he has also encouraged...
Filmmaker Burns Brings Realities of 'War' Home
Byline: Jeff Tuckman Daily Herald Correspondent Ken Burns is a master storyteller who has been making documentaries for more than 30 years. He writes, directs, produces and is involved with the music and cinematography on his projects, which include...
Fired-Up Grant Finally Knocks off Warren
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The Grant volleyball team was not exactly thrilled with being seeded No. 4 on Wednesday in the four-team Prairie Ridge regional. Grant took out its frustration Thursday on Warren. The Bulldogs...
Four Lake County Schools among Best
Byline: Corrinne Hess chess@@dailyherald.com Carmel Catholic High School has a fourth blue ribbon to display on its walls. The Mundelein school, along with three others in Lake County, were named No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon schools this...
Fox Valley Conference Races Remain Up for Grabs
Byline: Jen LaPorte With just a handful of conference matches remaining before the postseason gets under way, the area boy's soccer scene has spectators holding their breath and biting their nails simultaneously. In the Fox Valley Conference, both...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Be a good baby sitter: The American Red Cross will conduct baby-sitter training workshops Monday and Nov. 5 at the Town and Country Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. Both are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshops are for kids ages 11 to 15....
From Galaxies Far, Far Away ... Museum Exhibit Shows How Lucas' Science Fiction Is Becoming Scientific Fact
Byline: Jeff Pizek jpizek@@dailyherald.com "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" Where: Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago When: Through Jan. 6, 2008 Tickets: $21 for adults, $19.50 for seniors,...
Giuliani Takes Aim at Clinton
Byline: Marni Pyke mpyke@@dailyherald.com Primary? What primary? Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned Thursday at College of DuPage like it was November 2008. Rather than criticize his GOP opponents in the upcoming primaries,...
Good Mix of Local Talent Has ECC Volleyball on Rise
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent The Elgin Community College women's volleyball team has 9 players on the roster. And second-year coach Andy Jaszczurowki has seen an all hands on deck approach from his team that resulted in the...
Grayslake Will Come out on Top
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw pbabcock@@dailyherald.com Good news if you're a football fan from Grayslake. One of Grayslake's football teams will win tonight. It's a guarantee. Of course, the two struggling teams will be facing each other....
Harper Volleyball Rankled with Ranking
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@@dailyherald.com Avenging an earlier loss drove Harper College's volleyball team to a convincing 4-game victory over Rock Valley last week. The Hawks found their rallying point for the N4C rematch in Rockford...
Havlat Hurt in Opener
Byline: Mike Spellman mspellman@@dailyherald.com ST. PAUL, Minn. -The Blackhawks could have left Minnesota late Thursday night feeling pretty darn good about themselves after going toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the NHL before a frenzied...
Hersey Claims Thriller
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent You can just picture coaches of an impending big meet sitting at their desks from after practice until dawn the next day thinking up a strategy for that night's meet. However much time Hersey coach...
Hersey Strides Back into Spotlight
Byline: Michael Eaken Daily Herald Correspondent For the second consecutive year the Hersey girls cross country team seems to be peaking at the right time. Last year the Huskies won the Mid-Suburban League East title, took fourth at the MSL meet,...
Hersey's Win Star-Crossed
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@@dailyherald.com In a match when its star player went down with an ankle injury, Hersey's girls volleyball team became the shining star of the Mid- Suburban East - again. The Huskies won their fifth straight championship...
Horse Operatic Slow, Moody Western Examines One Man's Obsession with an Outlaw
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic dgire@@dailyherald.com "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford" * * 1/2 out of four Opens today Starring As Casey Affleck Robert Ford Brad Pitt Jesse James Sam...
Huskies Hope for Better
Byline: Dave Miller dmiller@@dailyherald.com The Naperville North girls volleyball team went 4-1 and placed fifth in last year's Mizuno/St. Charles East Scholastic Cup. This weekend the Huskies return to the 24-team event at the Great Lakes...
Huskies Let Character Show
Byline: Gary Larsen Daily Herald Correspondent After consecutive losses and playing without emotional leader Jordan Baker and central midfielder Andrew Menendez, Naperville North showed something Thursday that coaches are always looking for: ...
Hypocrites Carries O'Neill Classic
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Critic At Large bvitello@@dailyherald.com A revival of a 20th century classic, a Chicago premiere and a world premiere are among the recent openings. 'Desire Under the Elms' The Hypocrites don't do melodrama...
Idonije Blocks Kicks with Team's Help
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@@dailyherald.com Until the Bears did it last week, no NFL team had blocked a field goal in four straight games since the Packers accomplished the feat in 1982. Defensive lineman Israel Idonije has 2 of the blocks,...
It All Gets Going in the Second
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@@dailyherald.com For baseball nuts, there are far worse ways to kill an hour than to discover everything Baseball-Reference.com has to offer. Among the site's terrific toys? Something called "Similarity Scores,"...
It Came from Outer Space Convention Draws 'Trek,' 'Wars' and 'Battlestar' Faces to One Place
Byline: Sean Stangland Daily Herald Staff Writer Creation Salutes "Star Trek," "Star Wars" and "Battlestar Galactica" Where: Wyndham O'Hare Hotel, 6810 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont When: Today, Saturday and Sunday; events begin at 2 p.m. Friday,...
Join Methodist Women's Group for Tea; White Gloves Optional
Byline: Melissa Hollander Perhaps this was the way it was 150 years ago: Ladies of the church, dressed in their finest dresses, hats and gloves, gathering together for high tea. The United Methodist Women will do just that from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct....
Judge Upholds Former Jail Head's DUI Arrest
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@@dailyherald.com A judge Thursday upheld the arrest and field testing of the former head of the Kane County Jail accused of driving drunk. Todd Exline, 46, of Aurora, faces charges of driving under the influence...
Kreutz Sets Up LZ for NSC Lake Crown
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Most forwards usually don't want to pass up scoring opportunities. Then there's Tim Kreutz. The Lake Zurich sophomore forward doesn't mind dishing the ball off if it creates a better scoring...
Lake County Churches Unite to Stamp out Hunger
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@@dailyherald.com A massive volunteer effort to feed Lake County's hungry kicks off this month as part of ShareFest 2007. The countywide food drive is organized by roughly 35 Lake County churches whose...
Lakes Wraps Up NSC Prairie
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Lakes' boys soccer team completed a perfect run through the North Suburban Conference Prairie Division, defeating cross-town rival Antioch 5-0 Thursday, as Josh Beckman scored twice. Lakes (11-7, 6-0) will host NSC...
Lancers Healing Up Just in Time
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The College of Lake County volleyball team has nine players on its roster, so the Lancers do not have the depth to withstand injuries. That's played a big role in CLC's 7-12 record going into its...
Little-Known Diamondbacks Dismantling Cubs with Ease
Byline: Barry Rozner PHOENIX - They closed the roof at Chase Field Thursday afternoon. And the Diamondbacks slammed the door on the Cubs on Thursday night. The Snakes, showing little respect for nearly a century of despair, have most likely...
Livingston Bounces Back Strong
Byline: David Oberhelman doberheman@@dailyherald.com At 10 p.m. last Friday, Lake Park football coach Andy Livingston sat glumly on a wooden bench in the Lancers' locker room. His gray sweatshirt sweaty, hair matted after four hours in a ballcap,...
Lovell's Name on Hospital Dedication Today to Honor Apollo 13 Astronaut
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@@dailyherald.com A first-of-its-kind military hospital will be named after a famed astronaut with Lake County ties when it opens in North Chicago in 2010, officials announced this week. The Capt. James A. Lovell...
Lush Worlds, Soundtrack Make 'Sonata' a Fanciful Trip
Byline: Evan Lahti Beep Video Game Critic Role-playing games transport us to fantastic fantasy realms. It's a genre where swords and sorcerers come standard, and "Eternal Sonata" isn't an exception to this tradition, even if it supplies an unconventional...
LZ's DeLeo Heeds the Call
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw As the second half of Lake Zurich's Week 3 game against Stevenson opened, Bobby DeLeo was on the sideline. And he stayed there for the rest of the game. Everyone in the press box wondered what was going on....
Martha Jane Frey Formerly of Arlington Heights
Martha Jane Frey formerly of Arlington Heights Visitation for Martha Jane Frey, 98, Savoy, Ill., will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive (across street from...
MCA Hosts Rock and Rock Art Show
Byline: Barbara Vitello Indie rock meets highbrow art Sunday when Chicago-area bands play from 1 to 6 p.m. on the plaza at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. The lineup includes DJ duos The Cool Kids and Flosstradamus;...
McHenry County Housing Woes
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@@dailyherald.com The ongoing downturn in the housing market is hurting more than just your property values. With housing-related revenues in decline, McHenry County officials said Thursday they will have about...
McNulty Feels Tug from Butler
Byline: Daily Herald Reports A tough break didn't stop Downers Grove North softball player Lauren McNulty from earning a scholarship. The power-hitting senior third baseman suffered a broken left ankle while sliding in a game early in the summer,...
Melendez Serves Wildcats to Win Wildcats Take Control on the Road
Byline: Irv Solomon Daily Herald Correspondent It served 'em right. Libertyville's serving game completely dominated on the road Thursday night and, as a result, the Wildcats got what they deserved. They easily defeated Deerfield 25-11, 25-8...
Metea Site Is Getting Costlier Whatever Happens, Dist. 204 Pays More
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@@dailyherald.com Costs are rising by the day as Indian Prairie Unit District 204 debates whether to buy property in Aurora to house Metea Valley High School. The district faces additional fees ranging from tens...
Montessori Preschool Gets Nod
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@@dailyherald.com Deborah LaPorte has spent the better part of three decades using the Montessori method to teach young children. Now the educator, who runs the Buffalo Grove Montessori School, intends to open her...
Moody Bible Institute Changed Woman's Life
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Beatrice Jeanette Landreth ~ 1922-2007 As a young woman, Beatrice Jeanette Landreth took a leap of faith that ended up impacting her family for generations to come. Mrs. Landreth grew up on...
More from Mobile Phones Motorola Shows the Future Ways We'll Use Technology
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@@dailyherald.com Motorola Inc. may be stinging from Apple's successful touch- access iPhone and Nokia's stranglehold on the global cell phone market. So what's it going to do? Diversify,...
MSL Has Unfinished Business before Title Match
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@@dailyherald.com Tuesday will mark the final day of the division schedules for Mid-Suburban League girls volleyball. That means the MSL championship match is right around the corner, coming 24 hours after a series...
Mustangs Arise at the Right Time
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent Boot camp for the Mundelein boys golf team began last week, the day after the Mustangs placed fifth at the North Suburban Conference tournament. After a banner regular season that featured an 11-stroke...
Neuqua V. Drops Elgin, Tempers Flare Maroons Play Well before End-of-Game Theatrics
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent At the end, the extracurricular activities almost overshadowed the soccer. That was a shame, because the soccer was pretty good. Neuqua Valley scored twice in the first half and held on for a...
No Language Barrier Medinah Baptist Church Offers Spanish Services for Growing Latino Population
Byline: Kat Zeman kzeman@@dailyherald.com Michelle Garcia has always considered herself a religious woman. But when she married, finding the right church became a challenge. Born in the United States, she speaks perfect English. But her...
North Stars, Cadets Coming on Strong
Byline: Christine Bolin cbolin@@dailyherald.com There's been a lot of change for the St. Charles North boys soccer team since the start of the season. Gone, for the most part, are the team-bonding mohawks that were dyed blue. Gone is any worries...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
House fire in Streamwood: Streamwood firefighters are investigating the origin of a blaze that caused an estimated $20,000 in structural damage and destroyed $10,000 of personal property at a home at 6 W. Green Meadows Blvd. Tuesday afternoon. No...
No Sale for Rare Religious Artwork
Byline: Kathryn Grondin kgrondin@@dailyherald.com The Rev. Michael Komechak may have to find another way to finance an art gallery at Benedictine University because a piece of religious artwork failed to sell Thursday at a Christie's auction...
Now or Never for Playoff Push
Byline: Tim O'Halloran Now that we've put two-thirds of the regular season in the rear- view mirror, it's time to take a look at several teams that will need to step things up over the next three weeks if they want to be included in the IHSA football...
'Our Heart and Soul' Players and Coaches Alike Rave about Tietz and What She Brings to St. Charles North on and off the Court
Byline: Christine Bolin cbolin@@dailyherald.com You'll have to pardon St. Charles North girls volleyball coach Lindsay Trudell for getting choked up for a moment when asked how much will she miss senior Carla Tietz after she graduates. Trudell...
Owner Decides to Sell Millie's Hallmark
Byline: Jean Murphy Daily Herald Correspondent It was the end of an era this week at Millie's Hallmark in Mount Prospect. Millie Trapani and Ann Caldini, 35-year partners in the greeting card shop at 1024 S. Elmhurst Road, sold their store to...
Ozbay Heads Up for Title
Byline: Bill Swick bswick@@dailyherald.com For about 77 minutes, the scoreboard didn't change in Barrington as it hosted Conant in a Mid-Suburban West boys soccer match. It simply read 0-0. That hardly meant that nothing was going on Thursday....
Piniella Says His Critics Drastically Overreacted
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@@dailyherald.com PHOENIX - Cubs manager Lou Piniella was in rare form Thursday when asked about his strategy in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Diamondbacks in Game 1 of the National League division series. "To bring...
Playoff Outlook Not Perfect Science, but Remains Fun to Do
Byline: John Radtke With growth comes growing pains. If current predictions still ring true after Week 9 of the football season, Burlington Central and Hampshire will learn that first-hand. As we enter Week 7 of the high school football campaign,...
Portraits of Fallen Soldiers Seen in New COD Exhibit
Byline: Catherine Edman cedman@@dailyherald.com Their names appear in news reports, but it's so hard to picture the soldiers killed in Iraq. The exhibit that opens today at the College of DuPage seeks to cross that hurdle by personalizing...
Power Forward Starting Spot Open
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@@dailyherald.com Coach Scott Skiles confirmed Thursday that competition for starting spots on this year's Bulls team will be minimal. "If we had to open tomorrow night against New Jersey, Kirk (Hinrich), BG (Ben...